Sunday, April 22, 2018

World's Fair Park layout

I'm feeling pretty accomplished in the craft room this weekend. Even though everyone is back in the house (some are exhausted from camping) I'm still getting things done! I'm sharing a layout I did with inspiration from the second  CSI challenge this month. I really liked the color combo and just happen to have the two main pattern papers I used sitting out.  We stopped by the World's Fair Park in Knoxville on our way back to IL form NC during a summer trip. I have a lot of pictures from the trip, but I thought the yellow in the layout would perfect for some pictures of the sphere.


Here is a look at the CSI challenge inspiration image.


I added some 6x6 pattern papers that had the same colors and black cardstock to mat my layers with. Figured out how I wanted my lay out and got started. Since most of my papers only had two of the colors on them , I added a another pattern with 3 colors on it to tie them together a little better. I grouped the patterns together as banners in the top corner and scattered some in other areas as well.



The alpha's I used were actually black and white striped, I thought they looked to busy so I colored them with a black Copic to try and cove the white.  


I will use the white space for my journaling about the sphere. There isn't a lot of room for info, but since I have other pictures I'm sure more info will make it to another page eventually. ;-) CSI recently changed the requirements for the challenges so that you don't have to use the clues, but I still like to try. I think I did alright...  I used the colors as well as stipes, dots, test pattern,circles, doily, washi and puffy stickers (alphas). 


I'm pleased with the way the page turned out. I sometimes get a little nervous added some pattern paper, as I feel it can get cluttered looking very easily. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Birthday Brew

Just a quick little post to share a card that I just finished this morning. When to boys are away this mom will play... in the craft room all day! ;-) I used Bubble Over stamps, dies and paper from Stampin' Up to created my card.


There are two bottle dies that coordinate with the stamps in the set, but they are  also the same size as the pattern paper. So I die cut two bottle from the pattern paper and die cut the slider label as well. I used the bubble die to emboss a few bubbles on the white layer.  Adhered my layers on the card base and stamped the inside to finish the card.


I will link this card to the following challenges:

Die Cut Diva's- Anything Goes



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

Supplies: (All Stampin' Up unless stated otherwise)
Bubble Over- Stamps, Dies and DS Paper (sale-a-bration)
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Gray Shimmer ribbon (sale-a-bration)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Your Kindness...

I've been paying around in my craft room today. I made this card with some challenges in mind, but I really just wanted to make a card using the set (and the challenges inspired me to do so). I picked up the Altenew Carnation from SSS a few weeks ago when they had their St. Pat's day sale. Carnations are my favorite flower, so I was super excited when Altenew had one in a recent release.


I will link my card to the following challenges:

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House of Cards-  Floral corner


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Supplies:
Altenew- Build a Flower Carnation
ink-Wild Wasabi, Flirty Flaming and Watermelon Wonder ( Stampin' Up)  Peachy Keen and Freshly Cut Grass ( Lawn Fawn) and Onyx black (VersaFine)
Cardstock- white, black and red cardbase (Recollections)

Friday, April 20, 2018

Joy Clair- prayer warrior

Today I'm posting over at the Joy Clair blog. I made a shadow box for my mom using an older Joy Clair set called Prayer Warrior, some embossing and distress ink background. 


I love using the distress inks to create background, they are so fun to play with. Here is a look at the project in the shadow box frame once it was complete. 



Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica

Supplies:
Joy Clair- Prayer Warrior
VersaMark ink
Embossing powder- white
MFT- black hybrid ink
Distress Oxide- Worn Lipstick
Copic Markers in yellows and pinks








Wednesday, April 18, 2018

I love mom with Joy Clair

Today's post is for a special post on Joy Clair blog for mom, be sure to check out what we all created. There are some beautiful cards on the post.


I started by stamping the the Wood background with white pigment ink on gray cardstock. I let it dry for a bit while I layered my pattern paper on the cardbase. Then die cut the word mom from the woodgrain cardstock. I used my misti to stamp I love you on the pattern paper and on the first M so the sentiment would line up properly.


Then I placed the die cut letters on the card using foam adhesive and added some chunks of glitter for sparkle. After die cutting the letters I still had the panel with the die cut word MOM, so I made a second card to use the panel. Picked some pattern paper so that it would show through the words. Layered all the papers, stamped a thanks sentiment and added some of the glitter to it to finish it.


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

The surprises don't stop here. We are offering a ...
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Just leave a comment on the Joy Clair blog and all participant designers by 
 Saturday, April 21st for a chance to win.
One winner will be announced on the Joy Clair  blog on April 30, 2018.

Supplies:
Joy Clair- Wood background
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Stampin' Up- large letter Framlets
VersaFine ink- black onyx
pattern paper
cardstock



Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ATSM #288- Holiday




Here is my holiday themed card for ATSM this week. I used some new colored pencils I got from Leisure Arts and these adorable penguins!


Here is a closer look at the coloring with the Leisure Arts pencils. I did add a little wink of stella to the letters on the ornaments, but it's not shown in the picture.  




Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks CAS challenge, I can't wait to see what you share with us. Thanks as always for stopping by! Feel free to leave a comment and follow the blog for updates with new posts! 

Monica


Supplies-
Cardstock- Recollections and Bazzil
Colored Pencils- Leisure Arts
Pattern Paper
Wink of Stella- Clear

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Birthday Balloons

I am enjoying an afternoon in my craft room, while my youngest is in here "borrowing" my TV. His brother is playing a video game with friends on the other. Which is fine by me it's forcing my to focus on the craft table and not the screen with YouTube videos. ;-) I was catching up with reading some blogs when I got inspired to make my card.


I started by stamping the balloons, then added some color for the clouds in sky to following along with a sketch. I added the sentiment, hand drew the strings and trimmed down the panel. Before popping the panel on the base with foam tape, I added a little bit of black and white washi to one side. 

I will be linking the card up to the following blogs:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- A trio of something




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

Supplies:
Sunny Studio- Birthday Balloon
Lawn Fawn- Butter, Sunflower, Minty Fresh, Merman, Peachy Keen and Plastic Flamingo
Copics- N0, B01 and colorless blender
VersaFine- Onyx black
Cardstock
Washi tape (Stampin' Up)