A Poodle Day — Monday Montage #103

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

Once Stampin’ Up! announced that they will soon be offering alcohol markers again, I couldn’t wait to dive in.  Demonstrators were allowed to pre-order them on October 1st, and everyone else can on November 1st.  I have been having fun playing with them, and love that you don’t have to be a coloring expert or artist to use them successfully.

I needed to make a birthday card and I have rarely stamped any of the adorable images in the Birthday Delivery stamp set because I thought they’d be hard to color.  But now that I have the new Stampin’ Blend markers, I decided to give it a go.  And it was easy!  I love these things!

I started by stamping the image with Memento black ink and let it dry a few minutes.  Then I used the two Smoky Slate markers, Cherry Cobbler markers, Pink Pirouette markers, and Pool Party markers to color this sweet poodle.

I applied some very lightly dyed Pink Pirouette embossing paste onto the card base and adhered some ribbon and trim pieces down under the focal image.

One thing I did learn is that the markers do bleed just a tiny bit, so the Color Lifter marker is a great investment for those times where your color ends up a little outside the lines.

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.

 

 

 

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Fall Themed Treat Boxes — Monday Montage #102

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

Now that it is officially Fall, I’ve been inspired to make Fall and Halloween themed treats.  I love the leaves in the Colorful Season Bundle, so that is what I decided to start with.  And since the Painted Autumn dsp has such beautiful Fall colors, I had to grab a sheet of that too.

I started by wrapping a strip of Painted Autumn dsp around a Clear Tiny Treat Box.  I then adhered a piece of burlap ribbon and the leaves, made with Tangerine Tango and Early Espresso card stock.  Some Crushed Curry Baker’s twine was wrapped around the box, and I tied on a tiny tag made with the Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (I cut off the bottom) with some Linen Thread.  The stamps on the tag came from the last Paper Pumpkin kit.

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.

 

 

 

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Falling Leaves and Birthdays — Monday Montage #101

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

Now that it is officially Fall (in the calendar sense only here), I thought it was appropriate to start making Fall themed birthday cards.  It seems like we know a lot of people with October birthdays.  I love the beautifully detailed leaves in the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, so I cut some out in Fall colors (Lemon Lime Twist, Cajun Craze, and Tangerine Tango).  There is no stamping on this card — just die-cutting.

I cut the sentiment with the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die from Whisper White card stock and sponged on some Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive inks.  On the background, I sponged some Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks and added some Cajun Craze splatters.

The dsp strips are scraps from the Painted Autumn collection.  A few copper metallic sequins were added for embellishment, and I was done.

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.

 

 

 

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Pizza Box Trick or Treat — Monday Montage #100

 

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten 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.  This is a rather special hop for us as it is our 100th hop together.  All of the same original members too!  We’ve been doing this together for over four years now.  Wow — how time flies!

I decided I need to get started on some Halloween treats.  One of the new items in the Holiday catalog that I think is truly adorable are the Mini Pizza Boxes.  They are easy to decorate and they are the perfect size for a decorated cookie or any kind of treat.

I started this one by wrapping a strip of Printed Autumn dsp, edged with some Basic Black card stock punched with the Ticket Tear Border Punch, around the box.  Some embossing paste was applied to a Fresh Fig Stitched Shapes circle using a stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  The cat was cut from the Spooky Night dsp, and the sentiment is from the Creep It Real stamp set.

Oh, I love Fall!  It’s fun to make Halloween treats and pull out the Fall decorations!

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.

 

 

 

 

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Friendly Lemon — Monday Montage #99

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten 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 haven’t done much stamping lately so I decided to make a simple card to get back into the stamping groove.  Another thing that often helps me is to use a sketch.  I like the one over at CAS(E) this Sketch, so I decided to go with it:

In keeping with my goal of simplicity, I decided to use some washi tape and scored some lines for the design elements in the sketch.  I also used a stamp set with a coordinating punch — doesn’t get much simpler than that!

The die-cut sentiment was cut from some Real Red card stock using one of the Lovely Words Thinlits 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 Melissa Stout’s blog.  Either way, be sure to work your way through all of the blogs so you don’t miss a thing.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Birthday to one Who’s Lovely Inside & Out — Monday Montage #98

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten 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 hubby celebrated a birthday this past week.  And he got to celebrate in big fashion!  We went on a cruise.  Not really for his birthday though.  My oldest graduated from high school this summer and will be going out of state for college.  Since this could potentially be our last summer together as a family, we decided to start a tradition and allow the graduate to pick a summer vacation for the family (within reason, of course).   Cole picked a cruise to Spanish speaking countries.  He took five years of Spanish in school and plans to minor in it at college.  We had a fabulous time and I am so grateful that we could share it as a family.

Well, back to my husband’s birthday.  Here is the card I made for him:

I used the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits die to make this one.  I used the bright color combination of Dapper Denim, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Lemon Lime Twist.

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.

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Feathery Friend — Monday Montage #97

Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We are a group of ten 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 hostess sets in the annual catalog are really fabulous this year!  One of the sets that caught my eye is the Feathery Friends set.  It has images like those you’d find in an adult coloring book.  And since I love to color, I dropped this one in my cart.

I used a color scheme of Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Dapper Denim.  I colored the sweet little bird with Stampin’ Write Markers.

The diamond background pattern was made with some embossing paste which was dyed with some Pool Party re-inker.

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.

 

 

 

 

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