Wednesday, June 21, 2017

DCD- Hello Chick



Today's post is a post for the Die Cut Diva's challenge blog where we have a summer theme currently! I can't believe today is the first official day of summer! I thought the Fired Chicken image from Bugaboo was perfect! 


I used markers to color in the image. I die cut the panel before adhering it to the base. I think die cut my sentiment, then colored it black with a black glitter marker. To finish off the card I added some clear glitter to the sun glasses for more sparkle and some Nuvo dots on the chair.


Thanks so much for stopping by and have great day!
Monica

Supplies:
Bugaboo- Fried Chicken
Little B- sentiment die
Nuvo- Gloss white crystal Drop
Wink of Stella- clear and black
MFT- diagonal stitch die
Tombow dual brush markers

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Love this moment

I've been spending a little more time in my craft room working on some projects other than cards. I do enjoy making them, but it's nice to start playing catch up on my scrapbooking (which is way behind)! I think I owe some of the new found inspiration to Counterfeit Kit Challenge


I will be linking this page to challenge as it's the third page I've made using my kit. I don't show everything I pulled for the kit, I didn't have a whole lot of room, but my papers are the core of my kit. They are what I will be trying to base my pages off of.


The layout is about my son and how he wanted to take his tiger (he got it from the Childrens hospital) for show-n-tell. I was the mean mom and said no. He would have been heart broken if something happened to it. We comprimised on a mini photo shoot so that he could show the pictures of his special tiger.

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it so much! Have a blessed day!
Monica 

Monday, June 12, 2017

A2Z- killer birthday

Popping in to share a quick look at my card for the A2Z Scrapbooking blog. Be sure to hop on over to see all the details and don't forget to join us for the Shaped card challenge happening on the blog 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:
Hero Arts- Killer messages
Ranger- Tim Holtz distress oxide ink in Faded Jeans


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Planner Dashboard

Hello! Today's post is a planner related post. I made this dashboard for my mom to use in the planner I'm giving her. It's a delayed Mother's day gift. She showed a little interest in my planner (I use a Happy Planner) and wondered how she could use it. She generally uses digital calendars. I mentioned how it could be a great meal planner to help with her Trim Healthy Mama meals, so that is what I believe she is going to try and use it for. Before I give it to her, I wanted her to have a dashboard to hold post its for quick notes.


I made mine (blue/gray) a plan with Michaels event and loved it! So I grabbed some cardstock I thought she would like and got started on one for her.



I start of with three sheets of 12x12 (1 pattern, 1 color  and 1 acetate) cut down to 6 x 9 1/4 and then punch the edges for the planner. Keep the access paper for decorating later.Then I glue the pattern and color cardstock together. I also adhere the acetate to the cardstock at both the top and bottom of the page. ( I used an adhesive runner)


Next is the piece for the pocket which 6x 4 1/2. I cut it at an angle so the smaller side is about 2 1/2 inches and then punch the longer edge. I then adhere it to the back side of the dashboard. Be sure to glue only the bottom and side edges to create the pocket.



Once the pocket is adhered, I made banners out of the scrap pieces and added them to the pocket. Then used some washi to to top it off.


Last but not least the front! I used my washi tape again, this time on the top and bottom to help cover any adhesive you might see through the acetate. Punched circles out of the scrap to make a tab for the page and used another piece of scrap to decorate the bottom corner. To finish off the page I added some little post its that coordinated (luckily) with the papers I chose.

I think it turned out so pretty and may make another! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica






Saturday, June 10, 2017

Super

I'm here with my second post today, I'm getting a few crafty things done and playing along with challenges. (Which I haven't been do much of lately) What else is a girl to do when she is practically confined to the craft room... I mean it is currently the most comfortable room in the house.

I'm sharing a post I made for the CSI challenge. It is very super hero related and with three boys in the house it's a prefect theme for me. ;-) I love how they set the theme up in case files and the options they give to use on a layout. 


Besides using the sketch and colors, I have four evidence and 2 testimony options on my page.



Evidence: Speech bubbles, starts, stripes and twine
Testimony: Super (inspration word) and Speech bubble journaling

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

My heart is full layout

Since parts of our house are currently under construction, I'm trying to make good use of my time hanging out in my craft room. I'm also trying to work on getting more scrapbook layouts done and with challenge inspirations! I have primarily used my blog for my cards, but it does say craft corner in the name... So why not show more of what I make!

I am sharing a layout that I created using my first ever Counterfeit Kit. They use a subscription kit as inspiration to create your own using your stash! I love the idea and thought it would be great to try. This month they are using the May 2017 Kit from Felicity Jane and here is what I came up with...


I used this layout form Let's Get Sketchy to put my page together.



Here is the first page from my newly created kit...


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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

DCD- happy for you

 Here is my last card for the Die Cut Diva's May challenge. A huge thanks goes to Jane's Doodles for being an awesome sponsor this month.


I stamped and embossed my flowers with gold, before using some real brush markers and a glitter pen to color them in. I layered my panel on my cardbase and finished it by adding the die cut sentiment.

I tried to get a better look at the sparkle...


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A2Z- Good Luck

See my full post on the A2Z blog.




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:
inks-red, green, blue
cardstock- black
Misc- versa mark, vellum, pattern paper

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.

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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.



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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!