Tuesday, May 23, 2017

CSI file #229

I'm here with a layout I made for CSI challenges, this is my first time linking a layout to a scrapbook challenge. I'm hoping to participate in more scrapbook challenges, since I have a lot of scrapbooking to catch up on. I'm hoping they will help inspire me to catch up! 

Here is case file #229...

My layout...

Colors- turquoise, white, bright lemon yellow, pale-pale blue, and gray
Evidence- plain cardstock, stripes, clouds, rain drops and banners
Testimony- Smile (inspiration word) and used it repetitively in my journaling

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Friday, May 12, 2017

A2Z- Cole's Freakin' Birthday Card



Here is a look at my card for A2Z scrapbooking today, or should I say Cole's! Head on over to the blog to see the details and enter our sentiment challenge this month!



If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies:
Recollections- White, Black and rainbow silver cardstock
Cuttlebug- embossing folder

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DCD- You are wonderful

Today's post is for the Die Cut Diva's! This month our challenge is May Flowers, you can use trees, bushes and grass too. Basically any kind of plant!

Our wonderful sponsor this month is...
Jane's Doodles
janes doodles

I'm working with the Anemone set this month and loving it!



Here is my card...

I stamped my image multiple times and colored it using my copics. I used foam tape to adhere the the colored panel onto my card base, with an embossed panel on it. To finish it off I added some sequins and dew drops for a little sparkle!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to join us for the challenge. We love seeing what you share with us each month! Have a great day!!!

Monica


Supplies:
Janes Doodle - Anemone
Copics
Recollections- Cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh- dew drops and sequins




Monday, May 1, 2017

A2Z- Sentiment Birthdays

Hello everyone, it's the 1st of May and time for a new challenge over at A2Z. Our theme this month is to use a sentiment as a focal point. I decided to use a few! 


I stamped multiple sentiments in an ink slightly darker than my card stock and stamped my main image in black ink so that it would stand out more.


I added a strip of pattern paper on the cardbase before adhering my panel.

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

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Supplies:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Planner Dashboard

Today I'm doing a different post than normal. I'm sharing a dashboard I made for my Happy planner. This is based from the planning with Michael's April project. I did a few things different form what we did at the event. You can follow this link to get the directions from Michael's.

The first thing I did was use my envelope punch board to make my envelope to the size I wanted. The paper for the envelope is 9 1/2 x 9 1/2.

After I got the envelope together. I got a second sheet of paper and cut it to measure roughly 7 1/8 x 12 inches and scored it at 1 and 5 1/8. (This would be a good time to check and make sure your dashboard will fit in the planner with the envelope)  I then cut down some more pattern paper to cover the back of my dashboard.


Once the back was covered I adhered the envelope to the 1 inch flap.


Once the envelope was on all that was left to do was add the pocket and decorate the dashboard.


I love how it turned out, I think the dark paper is my favorite and wish I had more than two sheets!


My dashboard sticks out quite a bit from my cover, but I don't really mind. If it bothers you double check the size with the envelope before adding the paper to the back. That should help make it easier to punch and make any adjustments needed. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A2Z

Here is a quick peak of my card over at the A2Z challenge blog! Only a few days left to play along with our April challenge...





If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies:
Hero Arts- CL867  (medium butterfly), CM136 (sentiment), PW118 and PW120

Friday, April 21, 2017

DCD- birthday girl and her dragon

My card today is a Birthday card for the April challenge at the Die Cut Diva's. Our sponsor this month is Fabrika Fantasy.


I colored my image with PrismaColor pencils and die cut it, before layering it with panels on the cardbase. I used some glitter pens and a white gel pen to add texture to the dragons skin in places. I finished the card off by adding the sentiment. 

Here is a closer look at the texture, even though I didn't get a good shot of the sparkle.


You still have a few days to join our Birthday challenge for your chance to win, so be sure to stop by and link up!

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

Supplies:
FabrikaFantasy- Flying Elf
MFT- double stitch rectangles
Stampin'Up- pattern paper
Misc- Cardstock, PrismaColor pencil, glitter pens and white gel pen

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A2Z- Favorite HA items

I stopping in with a quick peek at my post for A2Z Scrapbooking. As you can see I'm getting ready for Easter this weekend! Stop by the to my post here and if you want to join the challenge you can do that here!


If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

DCD- Celebrate

Hope everyone is have a great day so far! Today's card is for the Die Cut Diva's. Our theme this month is Birthdays and our wonderful sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy.

Image result for fabrika fantasy

My card...

After printing out my image I colored it with colored pencils, adding some glitter details. I die cut my image before stamping my sentiment. I layered my image panel on some pattern paper and added them to the card.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Supplies:
 Fabrika Fantasy- Air Fairy
 Prisma Color pencils
cardstock
pattern paper

Saturday, April 1, 2017

A2Z- Congratulations

Hello and happy April Fool's Day! Not only is today the first of the month, it's my son's birthday. My mom thought I maybe I had been joking when I called to tell her he was on his way. Had I thought about it, I would have told her we were surprised with twins.... But I wasn't much in the joking mood. ;-) Can't believe he's going to be 16!!! Where did the time go...

Over at A2Z our theme is about getting to know you- Use your favorite Hero Art items. I chose to use my favorite two embossing powders ( I couldn't chose 1) and since we have a lot of pregnant ladies at church this year, I did  a baby themed card.


I first stamped and heat embossed my sentiment on some watercolor cardstock. Then I followed the same step for the baby feet up the side of the panel. Once the heat embossing was done I watercolored the panel and ran a cardstock panel through my Big Kick with an embossing folder, while it dried. 

I adhered the layers on the cardbase with the top layer being adhered with foam tape.



If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies:
               Many Everyday messages - CL954
               White Satin Powder- PW118
               Black Sparkle- PW120
               Snow Layering Paper- PS610
MISC- Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Kuretake Gansai Tambi #50, and watercolor paper 

Monday, March 27, 2017

a2z- Lovely Peacock

Here is a quick peek at my card over at A2Z! Please head over to the blog and check it out and play along with our Stencil challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations.




There is still plenty of time to join our stencil challenge this month for a chance to win! If you've messed our special incentive this month, we are also offering a gift card for the blog comments! You will be entered for each days comment you leave and we will have a random drawing for our luck winner!  



If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Taco Truck Thanks

I just wanted to pop up with a card that I made for the CAS-ual Fridays no dies allowed challenge. I'm trying to make more of an effort to play with more challenges. 



I stamped my images (the truck and tacos) and did some simple coloring with my copics. Stamped the sentiment, then added some Nuvo Drop on the windows and hubcaps.


I then stamped the inside of my card with some more tacos and another sentiment. (I love the fun sentiment!) Made for quick card with no die cutting and some simple coloring.

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

Supplies:
Stamps- Stampin' Up (celebration set)
Copics- Y32, YR23, G16, E18, R39, G40, YG61, W9, W7, W5, W3, W00 and BG70
Nuvo Drops - Clear
Glitter Pen- Yellow

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DCD- What's up pup?

Hello crafty friends, I'm posting today to share another card for the Die Cut Diva's. Our theme is the Love of Animals/Pets and  Di's Digi Stamps is our sponsor.

Di's Digi Downloads

The prize is $12 voucher to Di's Digi Stamps shop.


I started by stamping my image and sentiment before watercoloring the image. I die cut my watercolor panel and a cloud before adhering my panel to the cardbase. I popped the die cut cloud on some foam tape and added some glitter scattered for a little sparkle.



Love the look on the pup's face, he's so excited floating in the sky! 
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!
Monica

 Supplies:
Art Impression- His & Hers Flying HIgh
Little B- Travel Dies
Artist Loft- Watercolor Brush markers 
Watercolor paper, glitter

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A2Z - Corner birthdays

Here is a quick peak at my card for A2Z scrapbooking today. I hope you stop by the post to see the whole card and play along for your chance to win!



There is still plenty of time to join our stencil challenge this month for a chance to win! If you've messed our special incentive this month, we are also offering a gift card for the blog comments! You will be entered for each days comment you leave and we will have a random drawing for our luck winner!  




If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!

Supplies:
Hero Arts- Irreverent Birthday, ink
Misc- cardstock, glitter pen, copics

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hello bird

Hello all, I'm here today to share a card I made for the March challenge over at the the Die Cut Diva's blog. Our theme is to use animals/pets and our sponsor is Di's Digis.

Di's Digi Downloads

The PRIZE is $12 voucher to Di's Digi Stamps shop.



 I stamped and die cut the bird before coloring it with copics. I got my panels cut and ran the white layer through my BigKick with an embossing folder. I layered my panels on some layers of cardstock onto the cardbase, stamped the sentiment and added my bird with some foam tape. I used the sketch from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches for layout and will link my card to the challenge.

To finish the card I added some glitter to the sentiment and to the bird for a little sparkle. 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica


Supplies:
Tim Holtz- Bird talk set (Purchased mine at Michael's)
Copics
Cardstock
Pattern paper


Monday, February 27, 2017

a2z post...

Just a quick peek at my card for the A2Z scrapbooking blog. You can see my full card and details here.





If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Supplies:

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Peace and Joy

Hello everyone, I'm stopping by today with a card for the Die Cut Diva's blog. Our theme this month is to use red or pink. I made a Christmas card this time around, I'm planning on making a few each month to get ahead of the game this year. 


I started by inking up my background, then placed a mask over it and used a baby wipe to "erase" some of the color. I stamped the house image on a white peice of cardstock and my sentiment on some vellum. I then heat embossed the sentiment before die cutting the panels. To finish I adhered all the layers using foam under the cardstock panel.

Here is a closer look at the detials...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Supplies:
Hero Arts- Swirl Stencil (SA060), Lower Case Greetings (CL621), You and Me (CL567), 
         Sending Holiday Cheer (CL464) and Clear embossing powder
Distress Ink- Fired Brick, Festive Berries and Worn Lipstick
Versa Fine
My Favorite Things - Stitched rectangle dies

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A2Z- What's the word, Bird?

Just poppin' by to share a little sneak peek at my card for A2Z scrapbooking!


Don't forgot to stop by the blog to play along for our Shades of red challenge!

If you are in need of any items from the a2z Scrapbooking store you can use code Monica15 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. (before tax and shipping)  And don’t forget that we are on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.  Follow us on these different social media outlets so you won’t miss out on any fun promotions!






Supplies:
Hero Arts- CL866 Color Layering Bird, Caramel, Soft BrownSoft Granite, Black, Cup O'JoeOrange SodaButter Bar, and Forever Green
Misc- cardstock, pattern paper, Doodle Bug sequins, Nuvo drops

Thursday, February 9, 2017

DCD- Love You

Hello everyone! I'm popping up today to share my first card for the DCD challenge this month. Our theme for February is to use red or pink. For my first card I used an ombre effect from one color to the other. 


I used distress ink to color the background after heat embossing it. I die cut the heart from my panel and also from a scrap piece of cardstock, then stamped the image and heat embossed it. Before placing my panel on the card I added some twine and a bow.


Don't forget to head over to the Diva's blog and join our challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Supplies:
Hero Arts- S6143 Triangle Pattern Background
                   DC132 Yes stamp & Cut
                   PW118 White Satin Pearl embossing powder
Distress Ink- Fired Brick, Festive Berries, and Worn Lipstick
Misc- clear embossing powder, twine and cardstock