Monday, August 21, 2017

DCD- Woodland Shaker

Hello all! Today's card is a shaker card for the Die Cut Diva's blog. It's my second card in my little series of 3 cards 1 set. I'm using the adorable Woodland Pals set from our sponsor Elizabeth Craft!


When I got my set I stamped multiple images on some scrap cardstock. Decided to color them all before die cutting. Made my planning a little easier for my cards. Since I had colored and cut a lot of extra little bits I thought they would be cute in a shaker.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

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Friday, August 18, 2017

CKC- 2nd challenge

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Today I'm popping up with a scrapbook layout for my guest DT spot for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This time around we were challenged to scraplift one of our own previous layouts. I didn't have a lot to chose from being that I've been slacking in my scrapping time. I ended up choosing a page I did last year, that I'd attempted a little mixed media!


I wasn't totally happy with the way it turned out, but like the basic sketch of the page. So that is why I picked it for the challenge. I did make a few changes... like the pattern paper border is bigger and my strip goes across the the full 12 inches!


Since the pattern paper shows more I decided to keep my embellies smaller, I'm finding that I don't like to make a page look super busy! I'm still working on finding my style... until then I'll just keep trying new things and playing with my goodies!

 
I stamped the ink spots in a navy ink and sprayed some Heidi Swapp color shine to add a little shimmer. Added a few orange enamel dots to the ink clusters for a splash of another color. Below you can see part of the tag I used for my journaling.


Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, August 12, 2017

CKC - challenge #1 phrase stickers

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

This post is my reveal for the Counterfeit Kit Challege this month. We were to use phrase stickers on out layouts. I know I have a few and don't always use them on pages and should really use them more. On today's layout I used them on a tag for my journaling, even cut a few to make the words needed for it.




I used this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches for a little more inspiration and will link this up to their challenge!
                              


I love the phrase stickers from Tim Holtz, made it easy to make a journal tag with what I wanted it to say.

I'm also loving the clear alpha, I bought them on sale probably about 2 years ago and have never used them! I'm really happy how the page turned out, it was even husband and kid approved! 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

DCD- Foxy

Here is my first card for the Anything goes challenge over at the Die Cut Diva's challenge blog. This month our sponsor is Elizabeth Craft Designs.

ElizabethCraftDesigns.com  

 I have the Woodland Pals stamps and dies that I will be using this month. So you will see 3 cards with 1 set from me, kind of like a little mini series!  


I had a scarp piece of water color paper, previously colored, sitting on my desk. I thought it would be a perfect background and keep my card clean and simple. So I trimmed it down to the size I wanted and stamped my background. Then I adhered it to my card base. The adorable little fox was stamped and then die cut, before adhering him with foam tape. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 
Monica


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Counterfeit Kit Challenge Guest spot

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Happy Tuesday, I can't believe it's August already! Today I'm excited to be a part of the Counterfiet Kit Challenge blog hop today as the August Guest Design team member! This month our inspiration kit is the July 2017 Gossamer Blue kit.



The first thing that stood out to me in the kit were the colors! I think the colors give more of a masculine feel even with the floral patterns mixed in. So that is what I based my kit off of. This kit will work well with pictures of my boys! 



Here are some stamps I added to my kit. There are images I thought would work well with the kit and pictures I'm planning to use.


 I'm looking forward to using this kit and getting some more pictures in albums! Follow along with the links below to see what the other ladies have created for their kits this month.

  1. CKC http:// counterfeitkitchallenge. blogspot.com
  2. Guest Designer, Monica >>>You are here<<<
  3. Margie http://scrappinmargie. blogspot.com
  4. Kelly http://honeysucklehillcrafts. com 
  5. Lisa http://lisahausmann.blogspot. com 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Monica




Monday, July 31, 2017

Snowglobe Christmas


Today is the last day for the Christmas in July challenge over at the Die Cut Diva's blog! I used some Tim Holtz designed items that I have, some sadly hadn't been used yet. 


 I started by distressing some watercolor paper in brown tones for the snowglobe stand and blues for the globe itself, then I die cut them. Thinking it would be nice to have a little more dimension for the base ( since the houses would be layered up) I cut out 3 more layers.


I added some snowflakes in the back ground and used white satin pearl embossing powder for a subtle look. 


I was thinking of adding color to the houses, but liked the look of the white houses and trees against the blue sky.


Thanks as always for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica


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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Party balloons

Poppin' in real quick with a card I made for the CASology 5 year anniversary. 



The theme is balloons and they have a blog hop going on to celebrate! It was perfect timing since I needed a birthday card for next week so the theme is perfect! I created this for the blog hop.


I was originally thinking of just coloring the balloons in the back ground in shades of grey so the party balloons popped more, but changed my mind. It is for a little boy and I thought it needed more color. So to help the party balloons stand out more I put some vellum over the colored back ground panel.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Supplies:
  • Admit One- Lawn Fawn
  • Celebration balloons- Mama Elephant
  • Copics and Micron pen
  • cardstock and Vellum