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Monday Montage 97

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

Garden Girl FMS296

It’s hard to believe that my youngest will be headed back to school in 2 weeks.  This summer has just flown by!  One of the things that I enjoy about the summer break is that I don’t have to fix a school lunch every morning.  By the end of the school year, it becomes the chore that I despise the most.  Bella asked me very nicely in the last week of school to enclose some cute notes in her lunch.  After I finished laughing hysterically, I told her it just wasn’t going to happen.  That is something I tend to do at the beginning and middle of the year only!  Yes, I’m a pretty good mom at the start of a school year and I’m rather awful by the end.  So today’s card is the first one I’ve made that will go in her lunchbox.  She loves the new Garden Girl stamp set so I knew it would be perfect.


I used this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for the layout.  The background paper is from the Just Add olor Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper contains 6 different designs on heavyweight 12″ x 12″ card stock that is perfect for coloring.  However, I chose to leave it black and white to make the little Garden Girl image stand out even more.  The sentiment is from the Layering Love stamp set.

Garden Girl

For the Garden Girl, I stamped her onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut the entire image.  Next, I stamped her onto various colors of card stock and cut out the individual elements before gluing them onto the Whisper White image.  As a a final step, I added some Watercolor Pencils and an aquapainter to add some dimension to her dress, hair, skin, and various other elements.  She is definitely a cutie!

Garden Girl Close-Up

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Monday Montage 26


Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  I've been on a roll with sharing Holiday catalog sneak peeks, so I'm not about to stop.  There is a new Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection called Seasonal Snapshot.  This collection gives you everything you need to record events from Autumn to Christmas.  It is absolutely perfect for Back-to-School Project Life layouts.


The kids went back to school this week!  Yippee!!!!  Obviously I'm not one of those moms that cries when the kids return to school….quite the opposite.  We crave routine in our house, so everything feels like it is getting back to "normal".


Bella is in 2nd grade this year.  She wore pencil knee socks the first day, so I love the coordinating pencil cards.  The page isn't quite finished as I need to do some more journaling, but I did manage to fit in a few stamps.


Chandler is a junior in High School.  It was dark in the morning when he left for school, so I had to get pictures when he got off the bus.  He also indulged me by taking a few selfies.


And even though I don't cry, I still feel this way.

I used some additional cards from the Seasonal Snapshot collection for this card.  The pencil was created by die-cutting the base shape with the Big Shot and the Homemade Holiday Framelits die (another fun new product).  You can get all the measurements and instructions by clicking the recipe at the end of this post.

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