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


Supplies:

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


Supplies:


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


Thursday, July 27, 2017

A2Z- You're truly...


Here's my card using just one layer of the layering Peacock stamp from Hero Arts. Please see the full how to at A2Z Scrapbooking! Join the team in anything goes challenge, we love to see what you make!




I'm linking this to the Freshly Made Sketches 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:

  • CM126 Color layering Peacock


  • PW118 White satin embossing powder
  • Distress Oxide ink- Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron
  • Nuvo Drops- Caribbean Ocean
  • Wink of Stella

  • Friday, July 21, 2017

    DCD- Peace and Joy


    Here is my second card for our Christmas in July challenge over at the Die Cut Diva'sToday's card was pretty quick to put together and could be a good one to mass produce if needed for Christmas cards.


    • Stamped sentiment and die cut panel
    • Stamped and die cut branches
    • Die cut patterned layer
    • Adhered stamped panel with foam adhesive to the paper layer before adding to card base
    • Placed branches to top panel and added a twine bow

    Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
    Monica


    Supplies:



    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    a2z- anything goes

    Hero Arts Anything Goes Challenge

    Here is a quick peek at my card for the Anything Goes challenge over at A2Z Scrapbooking. Head on over and check it out and don't forget to play along!


    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 unless specified differently)



    Sunday, July 9, 2017

    DCD- Christmas chandelier



    Hello all, here is my first card for the Christmas in July challenge over at the Die Cut Diva's blog. Our sponsor this month is the Frantic stamper, who is generously donating the die below!



    I used a mix of Hero Arts (linked below) for my first card this month.

    I started by taping the sides of my card to mask them. Then stamped the script background, the distressed strip for the ground and the sentiment. The tree then is stamped and embossed with pearl finish embossing powder. The chair and chandelier were both stamped and then die cut on a scratch piece of paper, before being added with foam tape. To finish the card I added some bling to the elements.

    Below is a closer look at the bling and the embossing powder.

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

    Supplies:
                      Soft Granite
                      K5849 (Tree)
                      Red Royal
                      Chandeliers stamp and die
                      VersaMark
    Misc-         Cardstock
                      Embossing powder
                      Gems


    Friday, June 30, 2017

    DCD- hello, summer...

    Here is my last card for our Summer theme challenge over at DieCut Diva's. We are thankful for our wonderful sponsor Bugaboo stamps! 


    I colored the image with copics and used a die to cut the panel on one side. I trimmed the panel down so that it would "centered" on three sides. Wrote my sentiment and wrapped twine around the panel, before adhering it to some kids foam. I wanted it to pop off the cardbase a little.

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

    Supplies:
    Bugaboo- Critter stack
    LawnFawn- simple stitched hillside borders
    Simple Stories- pattern paper
    Copic Markers
    twine
    cardstock
    White gel pen

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    A2Z- Shark planner layout

    I'm dropping in with a quick peak at my post for the A2Z Scrapbooking challenge. This is the second planner layout using Hero Arts stamps. You can see my first one on my Instagram account here, using the May Hero Arts Monthly Kit



    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:
                       CM174 Mer-mazing messages (small shell behind numbers)
                       Soft Cantaloupe
                       Soft Granite
                       Navy

    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