Monogram Birthday — FMS441

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is the lovely Judy Rozema.  Take a look at this fun sketch:

I still had my Playing with Patterns dsp on my desk and the other half of a piece of Purple Posy card stock from my previous card making experience, and when I saw this sketch I immediately had a vision of what I wanted to do with it.  Since that seldom happens, I decided to run with it.

Using a Night of Navy ink pad, I stamped the H from the Monogram Messages stamp set and cut it out with my paper snips.  I then stamped the remainder of the sentiment on some white paper scraps and cut them out.  I used the Layering Circles dies to cut out the two circle shapes and stamped the two balloons using Crushed Curry ink that had been stamped off twice and drew the strings with a Purple Posy marker.

This piece of dsp is one of my favorites from this pack.  And I am really loving this color combo.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch!  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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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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Good Things Peonies — FMS440

It’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and this week it is my privilege to be the hostess, which means that it’s my turn to make the sketch.  When I designed the sketch, I had flowers on my mind.  There are so many pretty, new floral stamp sets and I’ve been itching to get them all inky.  So here is what I came up with:

One of the new floral sets that I was eager to use is the Prized Peony set.  I started by stamping the flowers and leaves on a piece of Whisper White card stock using Poppy Parade and Granny Apple Green inks.  I then cut them out using the coordinating dies.

The sentiment is from the Tasteful Touches stamp set and was cut out using one of the new Tasteful Labels dies.  Everything was arranged on a piece of white card stock that had been run through the Big Shot with the Dainty Diamonds 3D embossing folder.  I love that thing!  The detail is just beautiful!

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.  Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration!

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Monogram Baby — FMS439

We’re back with another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our sketch comes all the way from the land down under.  Narelle Farrugia, our resident Artisan and floral queen, is our hostess this week and she has a good one for us.  Take a look:

I just got a box of new goodies from the new catalog yesterday, so I knew I wanted to use something from it for the sketch.  One of the items that made it into my cart at the last minute was the Monogram Messages stamp set.  I didn’t have any current baby themed sets and this particular set looked very versatile for other occasions as well.  Plus, the sample in the catalog totally sold me on it.  When I saw this sketch, it reminded me of that sample so I decided to use it.

This card actually has lots of new things.  I started by stamping the images with new colors — Bumblebee, Magenta Madness and Just Jade.  I placed the focal panel on one of the new Square Vellum Doilies, which was placed on a square of a piece of paper from the Flowers for Every Season pack.  All of this was placed on a piece of card stock run through the Big Shot using the new Dainty Diamonds embossing folder.  This folder is incredible — I love the intricate detail.

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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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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Rest and Relax, Dad — FMS438

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our favorite New Zealander, Karren Johnson, who has mad coloring skills and creates absolutely gorgeous cards.  Take a look at the fun sketch she has for us:

I thought I would try to get ahead on the Father’s Day cards since it will be here before we know it.  Male cards are so hard for me.  I always struggle with finding a stamp set on my shelf that is good for these cards.  The Timeless Tropical set has a great palm tree stamp that I thought would be perfect, especially when paired with one of the sentiments in the set.

I started by cutting out the panel for the focal image with a stitched die and sponged a little color on for the sky and sand.  I then used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Olive and Soft Suede to color the stamp before stamping it on the focal panel.  I lightly colored in the tree trunks with a Sahara Sand marker.  I then embossed the sentiment with some black embossing powder.

Some strips of coordinating Tropical Oasis dsp were used on the side of the card base and the focal panel was adhered with dimensionals.

This card came together easily and quickly.

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

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Farewell to Crafting Forever — FMS437

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes all the way from France.  Cecile Ribon, who is our resident master of die-cuts, has a great one for us.  Take a look:

Were you wondering about the alarming title to this blog post?  I’m still trying to use some of the retiring stamp sets before they are gone next week for good.  One I haven’t used in a long time is the Crafting Forever stamp set.  I loved this set when it came out and I remember using it a lot as I made display board samples with it.  My favorite image in the set is the pens.  I have used these pens for lots of different types of cards, but I needed to make a graduation card and I thought it would work for that too.

I started by stamping the pens and coloring them with markers before cutting them out with my paper snips.  I then adhered them to the card base with the small dimensionals.

The sentiment is from another retiring stamp set, Seriously the Best.  This is a set that I will really miss.  I love the big, bold sentiments.

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.  They have some fabulous interpretations of the sketch this week!

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A Tropical Father’s Day — FMS436

It’s time for another new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our sketch comes all the way from Canada, as Jen Brum has provided a great one for us.  Take a look:

This is such a versatile sketch — you could do so many things with it.  But since I haven’t been feeling very creative lately, I decided to let some dsp be the focus of my card.  I decided to make a Father’s Day card and try to get ahead of the game a little bit.

I cut a piece of dsp from the Tropical Oasis dsp pack and mounted it on some Pretty Peacock dsp to frame it.  This was all mounted on another piece of dsp from the same pack.

The sentiment is from the Word Wishes die collection and the Well Said stamp set.  I added a little bit of Braided Linen Trim as an embellishment.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch.  We love to see what you create 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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Birthday Positive Thoughts — FMS435

It’s time for another new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches, and this week our hostess is our favorite Coloradan, Kim Singdahlsen.  She has a good sketch for us.  Take a look:

This one threw me for a loop with those stripes.  I decided to use some ribbon for some of them and card stock for others.  I’m not entirely sure you can see the sketch with my card, but it really was my starting point.  🙂

I wanted to use the Positive Thoughts stamp set and coordinating dies for my card, and I needed to make a birthday card for a sweet friend, so I started by stamping several flowers and leaves.  I die-cut some of the stems from vellum card stock as well.  Once I had all of that done, I splattered some Petal Pink ink on the card base, and arranged the Metallic-Edge Ribbon and a die-cut piece of trim to represent the sketch’s stripes.  I then arranged the flowers and greenery.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I added some champagne rhinestones as embellishments.

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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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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