Monday, December 20, 2021

SID Dec- peppermint kisses

 Hello everyone and welcome to the last card sketch for Stick it Down in 2021! I can't believe it's this time of year again, so much has happened and I feel like the year has just flown by. Here is the card December card sketch.


I didn't change anything from the sketch really, but had fun playing with the Frosted Gingerbread bundle from Stampin' up! The dies alone to make your own layered die cute gingerbread cookies and peppermint candies is to stinkin' cute, that's what I did for my decorative elements on my card. I die cut all the elements and added brown ink to my craft star to make it look a little more like gingerbread. Glued on the icing and a little red bling for fun. Peppermints were done the same way, I just love how they turned out!





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


Monica

Monday, November 22, 2021

SID NOV- Happy Thanksgiving

Hello all and welcome to my post for November Stick It Down card sketch! I can't believe how fast this year has gone by and Dec is here next week. 
I decided to make my card a Thanksgiving card since the post goes live the week of! I stayed pretty true to the sketch this month, just changing a few minor things to make it for the supplies I pulled out for the card. I finally used some items in my stash for the first time. Which made me happy, since I buy things like but then don't always use them right away. I know I'm not the only one! ;-)





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


Monica





Friday, October 1, 2021

SID Oct- Newlyweds

 

Hello everyone and welcome to my card for Stick It Down's October sketch!  


For my card I did a lot of white on white for a friends wedding. She loves sunflowers and her colors were green and gold. She had actually came over for help decorating envelopes for favors and she really liked the green embossing powder, so I made sure to use it on their card as well. Pretty pleased with how it turned out. Love the texture added with dies and embossing folder!


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


Monica

Monday, September 27, 2021

SID Sep- Best Witches

 

Welcome to my post for Stick it Down's Sept card Sketch! 


For my card I decided to turn the sketch for a horizontal card. I used some Stampin' Up papers and stamps from my stash, I always love how well the coordinate the products! The only problem I had was an appropriate sized greeting for the card... Lawn Fawn to rescue! 




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


Monica

Monday, August 23, 2021

AUG SID- summertime

 Hello all and welcome to my card for Stick It Downs August card Sketch. Aug... wow can't believe we are already over halfway through 2021, I swear the years get shorter and shorter! ;-) Here is a look at our card sketch this month...

For my card I decided to stencil the decor across the background. I wanted to angle it a little more like the sketch, but my stencil (MFT) wasn't wide enough for that. I still like the look of the various distress ink in blues created. I used the summer time die (SSS) for the sentiment and then just added some sequins and stars for sparkle and a little more color. 


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


Monica


Edited to add:


A second card I made using the same sketch, this time I used Arteza metallic water colors for the background with a Simon Says Stamp Die cut sentiment for the focal point on the card. Love the shimmer the metallic water color added to the back ground! I will be adding this to the Die Cut Diva's Challenge blog... it's been too long since I've played along with another challenge. 


Monday, July 19, 2021

JULY

 Hello all and welcome to my post for the Stick It Downs July card Sketch! I think it's a fun sketch and thought it would be a great one to use up some pattern paper! Here's the sketch...


... and here is my card which I used a a couple pattern papers from my stash! I love fall and sometimes can't help but pick up a 6x6 pad of fall papers, so I have a few (even a double or two). I need to use them more and this was a start. I loved being able to use one of the sheets with a scene on it for the main focal point of the card and then accent it with some smaller coordinating patterns. 


I stamped my sentiment on some coordinating cardstock. Stamped, colored and die cut the pumpkin and leaf for embellishing. To finish the front I added a little strip of washi tape between the pattern squares, as well as some brown sequins and a few Nuvo dots. Made for a pretty quick card, once I decided what paper to use. ;-) 

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


Monica




Monday, June 21, 2021

SID JUNE- Hey Gullfriend

 Hello all and welcome to my blog and card for Stick it Downs June challenge! Here is a look at our sketch for the month...


Here is my card that I did while skyping with a friend... which usually when I do that she gets three cards done and I get none finished! LOL. Not this time, this time I was the only one with a completed card! :-) I love the the little seagulls from Hero Arts. I got them last year, then didn't use them. I stamped them and added a little color with some copics, before using a circle punch to pop them up on the card. 


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


Monica