Monday, October 19, 2020

SID Oct- Wicked

Hello, hello, hello! Welcome to my card for Stick It Down October card sketch! 


When I saw the sketch I had the perfect die in mind for a halloween card! When I headed to the craft room to start I couldn't find the die, after searching for a bit I moved on to stamp and die set that I hadn't used before. I was determined to keep with the halloween theme though! ;-)

Most of the card is die cuts with the haunted house being stamped then die cut and popped up with some foam adhesive. The background quickly became my favorite part of the card, I loved the way the distress oxide color combo (Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron and Black Soot) came together for a slightly spooky sky. 



Hope to see you over at Stick It Down with your card based on the card sketch or one of out scrapbook layouts! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Monica 

Thanks to Angie Cimbalo for the blue green halloween sky inspiration! 

Thursday, October 1, 2020

MLC- OCT Noel Wreath

 Welcome to Oct and my card for Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog! I kept things pretty simple this month and created a wreath using a branch from a Christmas set. It isn't a perfect circle because I had to stamp it multiple times... I tried! Once the wreath was stamped I used a light green copic to give the leaves a little color and added some small bling for the berries. I stamped Noel in the center and added a simple twine bow to finish it.


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see on the MLCC blog sharing what you make for Christmas this month! Have a great day!!!

Monica



Monday, September 21, 2020

SID Sept- Trick or Treat

Hello and welcome to my post for Stick it Down Sept challenge! Here is a look at the sketch...


I followed the sketch pretty closely, just added some extra bats for more fun! I used an older Stampin'up pattern paper for the background. The lacey looking bats are a current Stampin' up set called Hallows Night Magic, I just love how pretty they are with the lace look. 


The large bat is stamped directly on the card panel, while the little one is stamped and die cut as are the black ones. 

Hope you'll play along with our sketch this month you still have time to join us! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Monica


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hello (FMS451)

 Hello! It's been a little bit since I've just played with a challenge other then my design teams! I was apparently double struck this weekend with some motivation and inspiration. First inspiration came from this weeks Freshly Made Sketchs sketch FMS451 

And the other half of my inspiration came from a friends color challenge on facebook, the colors were Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss. Here is what I came up with...


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



Tuesday, September 1, 2020

MLC- Sept Santa

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog

 It's September already... halloween and Thanksgiving will be here be for we know it! How are you doing on your Christmas card stash... are you ready for Christmas already? I know I'm not there yet, but I'm getting closer!  Here is my card for the Merry Little Christmas Challenge blog for this month.


I find this card pre die cut in my stash and thought "How have I not used this already?" No time like the present right? It made for a quick card since the die cut takes up most of the card front. I just used a piece of red cardstock on behind the card front and added a tag with a stamped message. Super simple and probably one of my favorites this year!

Be sure to check out on the blog what the team has to inspire you this month!
Thanks for stopping and have an amazing month!!!

Monica

Supplies:

Stampin' Up- Santa die, Real Red ink and paper, Whisper White cardstock, twine and Crumb Cake cardstock

Saturday, August 1, 2020

MLC AUG- Sweet Christmas

Welcome to August with Merry Little Christmas! Here is my card for this month using a Sketch from an online stamp night with my Stampin' Up Demonstrator. Loved using an older DSP to layer for a fun card. I added a Gingerbread house to the front for my main element and colored it to coordinate with the paper. 


Added some stick on pearls and some glitter pen over some elements on the house to finish off the card.


I hope you visit all my teammates to see what they created this month and join us on the blog for the challenge, can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Supplies:
Stampin' up- Retired DSP, stick on pearls
Lawn Fawn- Sweet Christmas stamp set
Stash- cardstick
Copics, Wink of Stella

SID AUG- Speedy Recovery

Welcome to August and it's time for another SID sketch! Loved that this months sketch is a slim, helped to encourage me to make a slimline card.


Here is my take on the sketch this month... it was for a co-worker who had surgery on her elbow.




Please don't forget to join us over at Stick It Down to play along. We also have two layout sketches if you want to play along with the scrapping teams! Can't wait to see what you create! 

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

Monica

Supplies:
Stamps- Lawn Fawn
Triangle dies- Stampin'up
Cardstock, pattern paper and sequins- stash