Leaf Treats — Monday Montage #124

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

My husband makes our weekly Costco trips.  He is good about sticking to the list, and he goes, gets what’s on the list, and gets out in about 20 minutes.  When I go, it doesn’t quite work that smoothly.  I take the list and while I’m on my way to snag the first item, I get distracted by something that’s not on the list but for the life of me I can’t figure out why that is.  One hour later and with a cart full of many more items than what were on my list, I am leaving the store wondering what just happened.  So last week when I went in for a rotisserie chicken and croissants, a container full of sea salt chocolate covered caramels (shame on those sample people) ended up in my cart.  After consuming too many of them the past few days, and with many more still in the Costco sized container, I knew I needed to get rid of them.  So I decided to package them up in cute packages and give them to my girls to give to someone at school to brighten their day.

I started by assembling the Kraft Pillow Boxes, which are cute and super easy to assemble.  You don’t even need any adhesive.  I then stamped some of the leaves from Falling for Leaves, which is now available in the Holiday catalog, using Memento black ink on thick white cardstock.  I colored them with my markers, and die cut them with the coordinating framelits.

I was inspired by the color challenge over at The Paper Players this week.  It made me think of Fall, and I added the yellow color in as the color of my choice.  I know purple isn’t really a common leaf color, but hey, maybe it should be!

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — not participating this week
Kaitlyn Zumbach –not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Blended Seasons Leaves — Monday Montage #123

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

Time is running out to grab the Color Your Season bundle.  Have you gotten yours yet?  I wanted to play with the leaves stamp in the bundle and get a little coloring therapy with my Stampin’ Blends.

After stamping the image with Memento ink, I used my aquapainter and applied a light wash of Balmy Blue ink around the leaves.  I then colored the leaves with Stampin’ Blends markers.

Using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, I punched a scalloped trim from Fresh Fig card stock.  A piece of Country Lane dsp, which will be available beginning Sept. 5 in the holiday catalog, was added to the Balmy Blue card base.

The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Kaitlyn Zumbach –not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Season of Wheat — Monday Montage #122

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I’ve been playing around with the Blended Seasons bundle some more.  I love how fun it is to color the images, whether it’s using the watercolor pencils, the Stampin’ Blends, a blender pen and ink pads, or an aquapainter.  Coloring therapy is so relaxing and fun!

I hadn’t used the wheat image yet, so that was what I pulled out today.  My grandparents were farmers in Kansas, and I have fond memories of spending summers with them and “helping” with the wheat harvest.  My grandfather would operate the combine and I would ride with my grandmother in the truck as we delivered the wheat to the elevator.  Those were long, hot and dirty days, but this city girl thought it was so fun to spend time on the farm.

I used Stampin’ Blends markers to color the image.  A blend of Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie were used, as well as Old Olive for the leaves  and Crumb Cake for the stems.

A simple watercolor wash using Pool Party and a stamp from Artisan Textures were used to make the background.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price — not participating this week
Julie Warnick
Kaitlyn Zumbach –not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Tropical Birthday — Monday Montage #121

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I set out to make a masculine birthday card with products from the Tropical Escape suite, but I couldn’t quite keep on track.  My first misstep was the dsp.  I just really wanted to use a pink pattern because I wanted a contrast with the green leaves.    Then when I had it all together, I couldn’t resist adding a flower.  While the end result isn’t overly feminine, it didn’t quite meet my goal of masculine either.  Oh, well!  It gave me an excuse to stay in my craft room a little longer to make another card.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Kaitlyn Zumbach
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Blended Seasons Sneak Peek — Monday Montage #120

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

There is a new bundle that will be coming out soon (August 1) called Blended Seasons.  It is a stamp set that has images from all four seasons and coordinating framelits, including some new stitched label-style framelits.  I couldn’t wait to play with it, so here is the first card I made with the bundle.

I started out by adhering one of the patterns from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Papers.  I love the detail on these sheets, and they make easy work out of creating a pretty background.

I stamped the floral image from Blended Seasons onto some thick Whisper White card stock and colored it with watercolor pencils.  As part of this promotion, there will also be a new collection of watercolor pencils available!  I used a blender pen to blend the colors, and then cut out the flowers.

Some Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and Linen Thread were added as embellishments.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Kaitlyn Zumbach
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Birthday Celebration — Monday Montage #119

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

I needed to make a birthday card for my Dad, and I always seem to struggle with masculine cards.  So I decided to pull out the Picture Perfect Birthday set.  Birthday candles and confetti are always perfect for guys and girls, right?

I started with a Bermuda Bay card base and added in some fun, bright colors such as Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, and Pool Party.

I was inspired by the current challenge at The Paper Players, which is:

It is their 400th challenge!  That definitely deserves a celebration!  And they are having a big one for the next couple of weeks!  Lots of prizes and inspiration at their blog — go check it out.  The Paper Players is one of the first challenge sites I ever participated in, and I have used their weekly challenges as starting points for many of my cards over the years.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — Not participating tonight
Kaitlyn Zumbach
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Hand Delivered X 3 — Monday Montage #118

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of nine stampers who love to share what we create with you, and all you have to do to follow along is click on the links at the bottom of each post.

One of my favorite stamp sets in the new catalog is a hostess set called Hand Delivered.  You can mix and match the images to create a card that is perfect for the occasion, and it’s a fun set to color.  When I sat down to use it the first time I had a hard time deciding which images to use first.  So I decided to try three of them at once.

For all three cards, I started by sponging on some ink for a background and then adding some splatters.  While this set does not have coordinating framelits, all of the images are easy to cut out with a pair of paper snips.

I colored all of these images with Stampin’ Blends markers.  A few metallic sequins were added as embellishments.  All of these cards were made with Whisper White Note cards and are sized at 3-1/2″ x 5″.

My middle child will be a Senior this year.  I thought I would get ahead of the game while I had this set out and make a card for her first day when she goes back in August.  She is in an IB program, so her Senior year will be a hard year.  I think any encouragement will be appreciated by her.

You’re ready to hop on over to Breelin Renwick’s blog.  I always love seeing what she makes!  If you prefer to work your way backwards, you can jump back to Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

If you should happen to get lost in the blog hop links, here is a list of all of those participating:

Amy O’Neill  —> you are here
Breelin Renwick
Cathy Casey
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick — Not participating tonight
Kaitlyn Zumbach
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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