Monday Montage 68


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring projects.  Be sure to visit all 10 stops… don't want to miss anything!

I haven't felt like stamping much these past few weeks.  Before we went on Spring Break, I got really sick…high fever, chills, body aches.  Once that passed, I was left with daily headaches, swollen lymph nodes in my neck, a strange pain in my side, and FATIGUE.  It didn't take long to figure out that I had Mononucleosis.  It normally takes about 4-6 weeks to recover, and I'm doing better everyday.  Hopefully, I'll get inspired to stamp more once the new catalog is released.  That makes EVERYTHING better, right?

So, May is a busy month with graduation parties.  My son graduated at mid-term and is getting ready to leave for Navy boot camp, so we have several parties planned for him.  I thought it would be a good idea to have some "Congratulations" cards on hand (for his graduating friends) and plenty of "Thank You" cards for him to send to friends and family.  It's also a good way to use up some retiring accessories.



I used this week's CAS(E) this sketch as my inspiration.   I started with a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of each color of Mint Macaroon, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, and Bermuda Bay cardstock.  Using a template I created, I cut each color into 4 pieces, then placed the pieces onto a Basic Black card base.




For the greeting, I used the Expressions Natural Elements.  I'm sad to see these on the retiring list, aren't you?  I also scattered a few of the It's My Party Enamel Dots onto each card, changing the placement slightly with each one.  I love these dots and the fun colors! I'll miss them, too.




On the inside, I used stamps from the Bravo stamp set.  This one is perfect for graduation, because it has so many different ways of saying congratulations.  If this set is on you wish list, you need to order it now.  It's also on the retiring list.



Which product from the retiring list are you sad to see leaving the catalog FOREVER? Comment below for a chance to win a full package of the It's My Party Enamel Dots.  I'll announce the winner on my FACEBOOK page this Friday.



It's My Party Enamel Dots



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  1. Amy O'Neill | 1st May 16

    I love this color block look for a guy card! Sorry you’ve been sick, and I’m especially sorry you caught something like mono which lasts so long. Hope you feel better soon!

  2. Jan Clothier | 2nd May 16

    I love what you’ve done with these cards! So bright and celebratory. They make me think of Mondrian’s paintings with the black borders and bright panelling. Superb!

  3. Michelle W | 2nd May 16

    Wow! I LOVE these colourful cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch! I hope you’re feeling much better very soon.

  4. Hannelie | 2nd May 16

    This looks amazing Melissa!
    Color blocking is perfect to make this sketch shine!
    Thanks for joing CTS!

  5. Rosemarie | 2nd May 16

    These cards are so bright and fun! Perfect for celebrating graduation time. Good luck to your son as he starts the next chapter in the adventure called life. Please take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

  6. Fifi-T | 2nd May 16

    I love this, it really caught my eye in the gallery, fantastic cards

  7. Leigh Penner | 3rd May 16

    Oh, these are so fun! I love the colour combo! Great take on the sketch!

  8. Jen Mitchell | 4th May 16

    Wow! These cards are great. Big, bold, color-blocked cards are SO eye catching! Love these designs! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  9. Michelle | 9th May 16

    So fun! Love the geometric pattern. I am going to miss those Natural Elements, too.

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