Better with You — Monday Montage #168

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.

One of the first sets to go into my shopping card when I placed my first order from the new catalog was the Forever Fern bundle.  However, I was seeing so many pretty cards made with the set that I was a little too intimidated to use it.  I finally decided to play with it, and I love it!  These stamps are so pretty with their beautiful detail.

I started by stamping a bunch of the leaves using Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow and Soft Sea Foam inks.  I used Mango Melody ink to stamp one type of the leaves and I love the pop of color it provides on the card.  I adore this color!!  It makes me happy and it works with so many other colors.

The sentiment is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set and was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink.  It was cut out using a die from the Tasteful Labels 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
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Here for You with So Much Love — Monday Montage #167

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 so many beautiful new floral sets in the new annual catalog, and one that caught my eye right away was the So Much Love stamp set.  The two floral images are so pretty and I knew they’d be fun and easy to color.

I started this one by stamping the image on some thick Whisper White card stock and then coloring it in with my markers.  I then cut it out with my paper snips and used dimensionals to adhere it to a label cut out with a die from the Tasteful Labels Dies collection.  I love the  embossed edges on this die.  The pretty sentiment is also included in the So Much Love stamp set.

I used one of the new Square Vellum Doilies and a piece of dsp from the Playing with Patterns dsp collection on the card base.  All of it was adhered to a Purple Posy card base.

I was inspired by the sketch from the Cas(e) This Sketch site as seen below for this 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
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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Floral Essence Birthday — Monday Montage #166

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.

The new catalog is out and there are so many fabulous stamps, dies and accessories in it!  But I don’t have any of them yet, so I am using a set, Floral Essence, that is carrying over and is still available.  It is a pretty floral  set.

I wanted to make some bright, pretty flowers so I decided on a color combo of Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade and Highland Heather.  I added some slightly darker shades of these colors with Stampin’ Write Markers around the flower centers to add a little depth.  The dies from the Well Written collection were used for the sentiment.

 

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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Farewell Accented Blooms — Monday Montage #164

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.

It’s that time of year where we have to say good-bye to some stamps sets that we will miss to make room for new stamp sets to love.  As I was pulling the retiring sets off my shelf, I knew I wanted to use the Accented Blooms set at least one more time.  It is so easy to make a pretty card with very few embellishments with this stamp set.

I started by stamping this image with Memento ink and then coloring it in with my alcohol markers.  I then stamped the sentiment and cut it out with my paper snips and adhered it with dimensionals.  I added a few sequins and some baker’s twine, and then mounted it on the card base of Balmy Blue card stock.

This is such a fun set for coloring therapy.  The flowers are easy to color and I love the pretty script sentiments.  If you don’t have it and think you might want it, you’d better hurry because it is retiring in just three short weeks!

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 — not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Seriously Hello Friend — Monday Montage #163

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.

It’s that time of year where we have to say goodbye to some stamp sets that we love and will miss to make room for some new friends.  One of the sets that will be retiring in just one short month is the Seriously the Best stamp set.  I feel like I barely got to play with this one.  Since it has a sentiment that I think is perfect for these days, I decided to ink it up.  And I used one of the in-colors, Lovely Lipstick, that will also be retiring.

I started by stamping the sentiment with Lovely Lipstick ink and cutting it out with a die from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.  I then cut out the smaller sentiment, stamped with Pear Pizzazz ink, with my paper snips and glued it on the focal panel.  Before adhering the focal panel with dimensionals, I stamped some leaves and little flowers using the same ink colors and added some splatters.

I liked the fresh, clean look so I decided not to add any embellishments other than the white baker’s twine bow, which required a lot of restraint.

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 Tropical Color Challenge — Monday Montage #162

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 upline has been giving us some weekly challenges to keep us entertained during this quarantine period.  This week’s involved using three colors, and since I love all of these colors, I knew it would be a fun challenge.

 

I wanted to make a big, bold flower with the Pumpkin Pie color and chose the Timeless Tropical stamp set.

I started by coloring the focal image with markers and cutting it out.  I placed the flower and leaves on a pretty label die that is included in the Wild Rose dies collection.  I placed that on a Stitched Shapes square cut from Night of Navy card stock.  All of this was placed on a stitched rectangle that was stamped with some Night of Navy dots from the Label Me Bold stamp set.  In all of those layers, there is a piece of dsp from the coordinating Tropical Oasis dsp pack and some linen thread.  Lots of layers on this one!

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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Perfectly Framed Together — Monday Montage #161

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.

I was so excited to see that the Ornate Frames Dies were carried over from the Holiday catalog.  And I was just as excited to see that there is a new stamp set that coordinates with these dies, Perfectly Framed, which has some fabulous sentiments.  One of the sentiments in particular stood out to me as I was contemplating what I wanted to stamp today.  It seemed to be appropriate for these times we are experiencing.

I started by stamping some of the greenery and flowers with Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade inks.  I stamped off once onto scratch paper before stamping on the card base to achieve a softer look.

I love the detail on the gorgeous frames in this die set.  I popped up the two layers with dimensionals and added some retired baker’s twine as an embellishment.

I was inspired by the current tic-tac-toe challenge over at The Paper Players, and went with the diagonal score of ribbon, spring, and flowers.

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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Get Well Blooms — Monday Montage #160

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 daughters have been sick this past week, and with all of the craziness surrounding the Corona Virus around the world, it has been an especially bad time to be sick.  I sent a package to my daughter who is at school out of state, and wanted to include a card for her.  I thought she could use some bright, cheerful colors so I pulled out the Thoughtul Blooms stamp set, which is a Sale-a-Bration offering and stamped away.  I love that there is a coordinating punch for this set!

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set and was cut out with a die from the Ornate Frames die set.  I added some rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels 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 — not participating this week
Cheryl Curtis
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Toucan Celebration — Monday Montage #158

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.

It was birthday week in our house the past couple of days — one on the 14th and one today on the 16th.  And both of them are away at college, so we had to celebrate long distance.  My oldest turned 21 today.  Here’s the card I made to mark the occasion.

I started by sponging on some Bermuda Bay ink onto a white card base.  I then splattered on some ink.  The Bonanza Buddies bundle has the cutest pennant dies, which I strung at the top of the card.

I sprinkled on some sequins, which are a Sale-a-Bration offering right now so you can get them for free, and coordinate perfectly with this bundle.  They actually also include some baker’s twine, which I didn’t use on this card, but it also coordinates with this suite.

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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Positive Thoughts for a Sympathy Card — Monday Montage #157

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.

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend and the new Positive Thoughts stamp set seemed like a perfect set.  And on Feb. 4th, Stampin’ Up! will release some coordinating dies for this set.

I started out by die-cutting a piece of Whisper White card stock with one of these new dies.  It is a rectangle with some pretty piercings around the border.  I then stamped some of the foliage with Pear Pizzazz ink.  I stamped the flowers with Rococo Rose ink, which was stamped off one time, and cut them out with another coordinating die.  The Mossy Meadow leaves were cut with other coordinating dies, as was the little bit of So Saffron trim underneath the sentiment.  And you guessed it — the butterfly was cut out with another coordinating die in the set.  I definitely made good use of a lot of the dies on this card!

The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  I added some Faceted Dots and some Metallic Baker’s Twine, which is a Sale-a-Bration offering, 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
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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