It’s Still Fall, Right? — Monday Montage #152

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 had a blast of winter for a week or two, but I think Fall is back in Texas this week.  I’m so thankful because I love Fall and don’t really like temperatures below 50 degrees.  With the return of Fall, I wanted to set the Christmas themed products aside and use the Gather Together bundle again.

I started by die-cutting the leaves from some Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Cajun Craze card stock.  The little sprigs were cut from Merry Merlot card stock using the Flourish thinlits.

I made a card base of Very Vanilla card stock and applied a piece of Come to Gather dsp.  A sentiment from an old favorite Paper Pumpkin set was stamped with Merry Merlot ink, and some splatters were added for interest.  Since I am mailing this card, I didn’t add much in the way of embellishments other than a bow made from linen thread.

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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A Fall Wild Rose — Monday Montage #151

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 few thank you cards and since it finally feel like Fall here in Texas, I decided to combine the two themes.  I hadn’t used the To a Wild Rose bundle in a while, and I thought I could make some pretty Fall colored flowers with it.  I don’t know if there are really any roses this color, but they would be pretty.

I used a color combo of Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie for the flower.  The leaves were made using Mossy Meadow and Old Olive inks.  The coordinating dies make it easy to cut them out.

These stamps use three different layers for the flower and three other for the leaves.  But they are so easy to line up and add such fabulous shading to the images.

The sentiment is from an old Paper Pumpkin set.  The little embellishments were made by coloring some Frosted Epoxy Droplets with an alcohol marker.  I love how you can easily make custom colored accents this way.

Some family commitments and poor planning on my part caused me to miss out on the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  So here is my card using the following sketch a little late:

I was also inspired by the challenge at The Paper Players this week.  Their theme is Into the Woods, and I chose my dsp background with this theme in mind.

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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Monster Bash Care Package — Monday Montage #150

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’ve been collecting Halloween and Fall themed items to put into care packages for my two college kiddos.  Of course, most of the items in the boxes are food items (if you can call candy “food”).  I used the Monster Bash suite of products to decorate the boxes and some of the contents.

My daughter loves some taffy that a local candy shop carries, so I bought some pieces for her and put some of the Monster Bash dsp on a box to decorate it.  The ribbon is some retired ribbon.  I made the tag from some Pumpkin Pie card stock and cut out the picture from one of the Monster Bash dsp sheets.

I also made some little 3″ x 3″ cards to put in the boxes.  I’m not sure why my camera changed the color of the card, as it is exactly the same as the sheet of dsp on which the projects are sitting.  I included some some square tubes that I had on hand but can’t remember where I got them and filled them with peanut M&Ms.  Both the card and tag were made using the Spooktacular Bash stamp set and coordinating Ornate Frames dies.

I used a couple of Monster Bash dsp sheets to decorate the inside of the box as well, where I put some soft, warm socks, decorations for her door and room, some of her favorite Halloween candy, and some pictures of them when they were little in their Halloween costumes.

What items do you put in care packages?  I used to put homemade goodies in them, like cookies, but they never seem to stay fresh enough by the time they get them.  I think that just getting a package is fun for these students, and they’re not particular about what is actually in them.

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— not participating this week
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Grateful for Family — Monday Montage #149

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.

Not having water colored in a long time, I decided it would be fun to pull out my brushes and color the large leaf in the Gather Together stamp set.  Since I haven’t been stamping much lately, I went with a favorite layout to make things easy.

I used Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody inks to color the leaf.  I started by embossing the leaf first by stamping Versamark ink on my stamp and then stamping Early Espresso ink over it before applying clear embossing powder to the stamped image and heat setting it.

Keeping it super simple I added a little linen thread as an embellishment.  The sentiment is from the stamp set included with the August Paper Pumpkin kit.

The Paper Players is having a Theme Challenge this week, and it helped me in choosing my sentiment 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 — not participating this week
Dani Dzamia
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Dino Fun — Monday Montage #147

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 made a care package to send to my son in college last week and needed a card to include in his box.  I struggle with making masculine cards.  He’s not an outdoorsy kind of guy, so those types of cards are out.  He’s not a mechanical kind of guy, so those cards are out.  He’s not really into sports, so those cards are out.  But when he was little, he was really into dinosaurs.  He knew all of the names of dinosaurs that I had a hard time trying to pronounce.  And he could tell you all about them.  So I decided that while he may have outgrown plastic dinosaur toys, he might still appreciate a dinosaur themed card.  And this set is so fun to play with!  I thoroughly enjoyed creating a little scene.

I started this one by sponging on some Sahara sand ink along the bottom third of the card and some Balmy Blue ink along the upper portion of the card.  I then stamped the dinosaur, tree, and sentiment.  I didn’t add any embellishments even though I really wanted to.

Super simple and super fun to make as there was a lot of stamping.  I had forgotten how fun it is to make a card with just ink and paper, as I love using my Big Shot and tend to use it with every card.  It was nice to go back to the basics.

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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Mom and Daughter Hug — Monday Montage #146

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.

This was move-in weekend for my middle child at her new home.  She has moved over 1,100 miles away to go to university, and even though I’ve been through this before with my oldest (he only goes to school over 600 miles away 🙂 ), it hasn’t gotten easier.  I wanted to make a card to leave with her, and I thought this image was perfect for her.  She is my child who loves hugs, and I am going to miss getting them from her so much.

I colored the image with my markers and went with a color scheme of Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry/So Saffron.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings 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 Beachy Pumpkin — Monday Montage #145

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.

This has been a busy Summer!  With all three kids at home this Summer, it seems like there is something going on every single day.  It has left me very little time for crafting.  Not complaining though — I love having everyone home!  I just haven’t figured out how to balance it all.  I’ve had the June Paper Pumpkin kit sitting on my desk for a few weeks now, and with the Texas Summer temperatures at 100-plus degrees, this kit has been calling my name.  My, how I wish we had a beach close by!

I started this one by watercoloring on a piece of watercolor card stock.  Watercoloring is so fun, and it’s so forgiving — especially for people like me who don’t really know what they’re doing.  🙂

The trees, starfish, and sand dollar are from the kit.  As are the sentiment and linen thread.

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 time
Elizabeth Price
Julie Warnick
Melissa Stout
Wendy Weixler

Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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