Over the Moon for 24 Years — FMS414

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our Kiwi friend who is supremely talented with inks and all things coloring-related, Karren Johnson, is our hostess.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

My husband and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary this week.  Just like the month of December does, our anniversary always sneaks up on me.  I mean, how can it be December already?!?  Since I needed to make a card fast, this sketch came to my rescue.

I pulled out the Over the Moon stamp set because it’s cute and has a sentiment that I thought would work for an anniversary, and I thought I could make it work with the sketch.

I started by masking the cow and blending some Pear Pizzazz and Balmy Blue inks on a piece of white card stock.  I then colored in the cow with my alcohol markers.

The sentiment was stamped on Basic Black card stock and embossed with white embossing powder.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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FMS Anniversary Celebration (You Don’t Want to Miss This) — FMS#400

We have been celebrating the Sketch #400 milestone at Freshly Made Sketches all month, and now we finally present sketch #400.  Take a look:

And to further celebrate this milestone, we have prizes!!  Several stamping companies have offered to donate prizes for this celebration, and you can see the list here:


I flew to Michigan this past weekend to move my Freshman daughter into her new dorm room.  Everything went well except for one mishap.  Since we decided to fly in rather than drive from Texas, we placed online orders at Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond for those items that we couldn’t fit in the suitcases.  After picking these items up in our rental car, we put them in those large blue Ikea bags to make it easier to carry them up to her dorm room.  Somehow a bottle of OxiClean spray came unscrewed and spilled all over everything in the Ikea bag.  We didn’t notice it until we had set the bag on the floor in her room.  When we unzipped the bag and pulled out the first item, we saw the mess, but not before it had soaked through the bag onto the floor.  What a mess!  We salvaged what items we could and then had to mop the floor, which was now super slippery and soapy.  She now has the cleanest floor in all of the Michigan dorms!

I hadn’t played with the Over the Moon stamp set in a while, and I needed to make something that would make me smile.  Dropping my second one off for college was just as hard as letting the first one go.  It seems so quiet at home now.  But she’s excited to be there and was already making friends when I left.  She’ll do great!

I colored the cow with my markers and used a piece of retired gingham paper.  I really need to order some more new dsp.  I just have so much retired paper that I haven’t used.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you make and the prize winners will be chosen randomly from the Freshly Made Sketches gallery.  See the Freshly Made Sketches site for the details and rules, and while you’re there take a look at what the design team has created for your inspiration.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!


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Bovine Cuteness — Monday Montage #143

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 cutest new sets in the catalog is the Over the Moon stamp set.  All of the images make me smile.

I colored this cute cow with markers.  I layered it up with a sheet of dsp from Bird Ballad dsp and two sheets of card stock.  I added some “cow spots” with a marker on a piece of Granny Apple Green card stock to add some pattern to the 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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