Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ATSM- #296 Anything Goes


Time for a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More!


I used a new Catherine Pooler stamp set and  some inks I picked up at a local stamp shop while visiting my parents. I just stamped the images around the edge of the card bade to create a decorative border. Added the sentiment and some coordinating Nuvo Drops.


Be sure to stop by the blog and see everyone's inspiration and to play along! Thanks for stopping byt and have a great day!!!

Monica


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Friday, June 8, 2018

Mom window card with Joy Clair

Today I've got a card up on the Joy Clair blog featuring two of the new sets, Mother's Day Love and Broken Brick background. 

Visit the blog for details on the card. Supplies are listed below.



Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica
Supplies:
Joy Clair- Mother's Day Love and Broken Brick
Imagine Crafts- VersaFine Clair Morning Mist
Recollections- Gray and 110 white card stock
Lawn Fawn- louie's ABC's
Copics

Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy 4th with Joy Clair

Today I'm sharing a post for Joy Clair's June challenge. I love the patriotic feel of the inspiration photo.
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So went with a very summery, patriotic theme on two cards. The first one is a card for the 4th of July.  I jumped on the chance to Joy Clair's Happy Fourth set, I just love the pinwheel and fireworks.


I started by stamping the image and sentiment, then placed some pattern paper above and below my stamped area. Then I colored the pinwheel in coordinating copic colors. Then added some Wink of Stella for a little sparkle!


For my second card I also used the Grungy Flag background, as well as the fireworks from Happy Fourth. I just love the look of this flag stamp.


I inked the star part of the back ground stamp with blue and the stripes in red and stamped the image. I had to set it aside for awhile since I used a pigment ink. Once the ink was dry I stamp the large fireworks and embossed them with a glitter embossing powder. Then I used silver embossing powder for the little fireworks.


I made this card for my dad's birthday (he loves anything patriotic and he was born on Memorial Day), so I used the Enjoy your day sentiment from the new Joy Clair set Life's a Breeze

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica
Supplies:
Joy Clair: Happy Fourth, Grunge Flag and Life's a Breeze
MFT- Hybrid black
Momento Luxe- Love Letter, Nautical Blue
VersaFine- Onyx Black
Embossing Powder- Silver and Glitter
Wink of Stella- Clear

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ATSM #294- CAS




Today is the start of the ATSM Clean and Simple challenge. For today's card I used a new set from Stampin' Up that will be available in the new 2018-2019 book. I just adore the octopus and the texture I got from using the fish net die as an embossing folder. 



Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks CAS challenge, I can't wait to see what you share with us. Thanks as always for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and follow the blog for updates with new posts! 

Monica



Supplies:
Sea of Textures ( stamp, die, Bundle)
Dapper Denim ink and cardstock
Grapefruit Grove

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Signature color with Joy Clair

Today I'm posting on the Joy Clair blog and using the new set Born To Sparkle! Check out the blog here to see the details.




Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica
Supplies:
Born to Sparkle
Encore Silver ink
VersaFine onyx black
Glitter embossing powder

Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee lover blog hop- Coffee Anytime

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Today is the start for the Spring and Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop! I'm so excited to be playing along with Joy Clair, be sure to stop by the  Joy Clair blog to sweet what my teamies made to play along! For my project I was inspired by bright seasonal colors as well as butterflies and flowers! I decided to create an art journal page in appreciation that I love my coffee anytime! ;-) This could be cute to do again to show all for seasons.




I used distress inks to color the back ground and spritzed with water. I then added some  beans (stamp) and stenciled on the coffee rings. I stamped the cup images on some coordinating pattern paper and fussy cut them. I then colored in the coffee with a copic and added glossy accents over it. I die cut two arrows from vellum to create the hour and minute hands, then glued them to the center.


Hope you get inspired by any of the stops along the blog and play along. The hop always has wonderful sponsors and it's fun to play along! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Supplies:
Joy Clair- Christmas CocoaStiff Letters and Christmas Coffee (coffee bean)
MFT- hybrid black ink and dies
distress ink- Stencil
pattern paper


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

You're a Classic with Joy Clair

Today at Joy Clair we are sharing projects for Father's! To see the all the inspiration visit the blog here

I used the new set Classic Father's Day for my card today and drew inspiration from a sketch I saw on Pinterest. I stared stamping my image on three squares. Found some iridescent silver specialty cardstock and ran it through my Big Kick with an embossing folder.


I stamped my sentiment on some scratch cardstock and cut it down for the banner. I adhered the embossed panel and banner on the cardbase. I layered the stamped squares on some cardstock and popped them on the cardbase with foam adhesive. 


It ended up being slitghtly monochromatic card, but I really like how the speciality works with the blue! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!

Monica



Supplies:
Stampin' Up- Dapper Denim(retiring) Ink and Cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Recollections- specialty cardstock