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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Mother’s Day Tea — FMS371

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our friend from the great state of Massachusetts (who will be cheering on those New England Patriots this weekend, I’m sure), Jen Mitchell.  She has a great one for us too:

I love square cards, but rarely think to make one, so I was excited to see one in this sketch.  One of the fabulous offerings in Sale-a-Bration this year is the coordinating dies for the Tea Together stamp set, which is offered in the Occasions catalog.  You can get the stamp set in the Occasions catalog and then get the framelits for free with a qualifying order.  I love this set even though I’m not a tea or coffee drinker, and I knew it would be fun to color.  I love how the tea pot and cup are large enough to stamp images on.

I stamped the image with Memento black ink and lightly colored it with alcohol markers.  The paper is from the Tea Room dsp package and the little scallop border is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits.

I know it’s a little early for a Mother’s Day card, but the sentiment just fit so perfectly and I thought it would be great to actually be ahead for once and have a card ready.  Of course, I’ll still be scrambling to get the other one I’ll need ready to mail in time.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create as we browse the gallery every 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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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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