Butterfly Wishes — Monday Montage #135

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 daughter has a friend who suffers from severe scoliosis.  She recently had spinal fusion surgery to correct the condition, and is now going through the difficult recovery period.  Her mother told me she is now two inches taller after the surgery.  We wanted to send her a card to let her know we are thinking of her and praying for a quick recovery.

I started with a piece of the Botanical Butterfly dsp, which is one of the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  The three butterflies are from other sheets of this dsp package.  I cut the larger one out with my paper snips and punched the smaller two out with the Butterfly Duet Punch.  The sentiment is from the Humming Along stamp set.

I stamped a couple of butterflies from the Butterfly Gala stamp set on the envelope and colored them with colored pencils and a blender pen.  I always love matching the envelope to the card when I have the time.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Butterfly Gala Thanks — Monday Montage #134

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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.

Spring Break is just one week away here, and it feels nothing like Spring.  So I pulled out some Spring-themed products and pretended. I love the Sale-a-Bration dsp offering and I love how it has butterflies that are beautifully colored and butterflies that are waiting to be colored.  For this card, I chose one that was already colored and used my paper snips to cut it out.

Some wooden Butterfly Elements were added under the butterfly’s wings, and two other patterns from the dsp pack were attached to the card base.  Some Sale-a-Bration ribbon was used as an additional embellishment.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A New Season — Monday Montage #133

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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 are some new Sale-a-Bration offerings and one caught my eye right away.  It’s the Painted Seasons bundle.  I think it was really the coordinating dsp that truly caught my eye first (it’s lovely!), but the stamp set is beautiful too.  Plus, there are coordinating framelits that you can buy as well.

I started this card by stamping this pretty flower image with some Mango Melody ink three times, twice using the stamping-off technique.  I stamped the leaves with Old Olive ink and cut them all out.  The sentiment is from the Humming Along stamp set and was cut out using a die from the Rose Trellis Thinlits dies.

I placed the floral arrangement on a piece of the Painted Season dsp and added a few pearls for embellishment.  This bundle — the stamp set and dsp together are offered as a free Sale-a-Bration offering — is only available for the rest of the Sale-a-Bration period, which ends March 31 so you only have a few weeks left to get it.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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A Piece of Cake for a Valentine Birthday — Monday Montage #132

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of 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.  We have a couple of new stampers that are joining our group, so make sure you don’t miss them in the hop.

My middle child has a Valentine’s Day birthday.  When she was little all of her birthday parties had a heart theme, and life was so easy.  Then as she got to the pre-teen years, the heart theme lost its luster for her and she wanted separation from Valentine’s Day for her birthday.  Understandable.  However, for me, Valentine’s Day and her birthday will forever be linked.  This year she is turning 18 and will be graduating from high school, and she has started to embrace the connection of Valentine’s Day and her birthday again.  Yea!  So I am totally taking advantage of that with her card this year.

My daughter’s favorite kind of cake is strawberry cake (which fits the Valentine’s theme pretty well, doesn’t it?), so that is what I make every year.  When I used the new Piece of Cake stamp set, I knew I had to make the cake a strawberry cake.  I colored it with markers and added some Wink of Stella to the icing to add a touch of sparkle.

I added some Heart Epoxy Droplets and a pretty scalloped heart cut from white card stock using the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies.  A frame cut from Gray Granite card stock was made using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits dies.

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
Charlet Mallett
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia — not participating this week
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Home to Roost — Monday Montage #131

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.

Not that I have an affinity for roosters, but I was drawn to the Home to Roost stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration catalog because I knew it would be fun to color.  My grandparents had a farm in Kansas and I would spend my summers there as a child.  I learned quickly to keep my distance from the rooster.

Sure enough, this is a fun image to color.  I started by sponging on some Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake ink on a piece of whisper white card stock.  I then stamped the grass image a couple of times over it with some stamped-off Old Olive ink, and cut out a circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.

The rooster was stamped and colored with markers, and cut out by hand.  The sentiment comes from the Well Said bundle.  The embossed background was made with the Corrugated embossing folder.

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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First Page Thanks — Monday Montage #130

 

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.

The Occasions catalog went live this past week and I thought I would share a card made with the first stamp set shown in the catalog on the first page, no less.  I think it’s easy to miss because it’s right there on the inside cover on page 2 with all of the catalog info and Shelli’s message.  There are a lot of floral sets in this catalog, but I think this one is my favorite.  It’s simple and pretty, and I knew it would be fun to color.

Markers were my medium of choice this time.  After coloring the image, I fussy cut it out.  I die-cut this beautiful trellis using the Rose Trellis Thinlits Dies and white card stock.  All of this was placed over a piece of vellum paper, which was placed over some of the new Gingham Gala dsp.

A bit of Highland Heather Organdy Ribbon, which is a Sale-a-Bration offering, was used under the sentiment, which is also from the All That You Are stamp set.  It has such beautiful sentiments!

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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A Sled Full of Presents — Monday Montage #129

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’m in full Christmas card making mode (aka — panic).  I wanted to play with the fun Alpine Adventures bundle because it is a set where I equally love the dies and the stamps.  I hadn’t used the stamped sled yet, so that was what I used on this card.

I started by making a snowy hill with a die from the Farmhouse Framelits set and some Sparkle Glimmer Paper.

The presents were stamped with Lovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, Powder Pink, and Lemon Lime Twist ink, while the sled was made with Gray Granite and Early Espresso ink.

I sponged some Pool Party ink on the card base and added some pretty snowflakes and sequins.

I am playing along with The Paper Players challenge this week.

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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