Sunday, July 27, 2014

Case Study 201

 Today I'm just dropping quick little post for the card I did for the Case Study blog. Here the inspiration...
Isn't Shari Carroll so talented, I'm always a fan of her cards. Here is my take...
Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend and are ready for the week ahead. To be honest not sure if I am fully ready! ;-) Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monica

Friday, July 25, 2014

Lawnscaping #86

  I'm stopping by with a post for the Lawnscaping challenge blog. They are always fun to play with, and I love Lawn Fawn so it isn't a stretch for me to play along. Lawn Fawn has been showing all there new goodies for their new release, I've been drooling over it as usual! :-) You can check out their releases here. So on to the card...




I will also add this to the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge blog. When I think of mid-summer I tend to think how nice it would be to be on a beach! Don't get to do that in IL. ;-)

I used Life is Good stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. I watercolored my background with Distress Inks onto Tim Holtz watercolor paper. Thanks for stopping by! 

Monica

I was picked as an honorable Gnome for the Lawnscaping watercolor challenge!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kraft and white Christmas card

 Its starting to look like Christmas in my craft area and it's only July! I really enjoy playing along with Festive Friday and Merry Monday blogs. Since I'm usually trying to finish my Christmas cards at the last minute, why play along and get a head start! Right, anyone with me? I will link this card to both challenges for this week.

 

 Here's a close up of the embellished area...


Here are the images for each challenge, maybe they'll help to inspire you too!
 
Click here for Festive Fridays and here for Merry Monday blogs!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Merry Monday #117

 I've made a card for the Merry Monday blog challenge. They are good at getting my Christmas card mojo going! the card I made for this challenge is pretty clean and simple. The challenge this week on the blog is...

Here is my card with the challenge in mind...

The stamps set used was from Close to my Heart and I stamped them using Memento Luxe inks. The card stock and sequins were items from my stash. 
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Monica

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sky's the limit

 One last card for the Lawnscaping challenge. I made this for a coworker who is soon leaving for another job. I'm so excited for her and her new "big girl" job! 



Hope everyone has a great day, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Plaid Candles

I made a Christmas card thanks to the inspirations over at Festive Fridays blog. I will be linking the card with 2 challenges Festive Fridays and  Shopping Our Stash bonus challenge. The die cut I used was cut from a die I borrowed from my mom last year. Talk about stashing things! Oh well, no time like the present to use something in my stash. :-) 

Just on a side note, the fabric used was something I picked up at yard sale together with three bags full of other Christmas crafty things for $1. It was a great deal for sure and I now have fun things to add to all my Christmas crafts! Don't forget to look at yard sales for craft items, never know what you might find! 

Thanks for stopping by!
Monica

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Just another quick post to show another card that I'm adding to the Lawnscaping challenge. I do love the color combo, it's a good one for summer.

Love the sunflowers and matching dies from the "Our friendship grows" set. They are great for coloring and let me be honest here, that is something I've never grown out of! Some days it's difficult for me to pass up new cute coloring book. ;-) Any one else have that problem, or is it just me?


This is the last post for today promise! I need to go to bed anyway so I can rest up for my 5 am shift tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!!!
Monica

Hip Hip Hooray!

This card was made for my friend/neighbors son. He turned 7, though all the animals celebrating would be perfect. I used some glossy accents on the  balloon, the animals noses and the alligator. He just had to have shiny and wet skin! I will be adding the card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge. I had so many ideas for this challenge that I wanted to try, but feel I'm starting to run out of time. Especially since I need to get busy if I plan to join in the CCC this month.

The challenge was "Let's be clear" and this is my card...

If any one is interested the image I used is part of a set from Close to My Heart, item number D1597. If you haven't heard of Close to My Heart, feel free to use this link to visit my friends site and look around.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Monica

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Just a quick little post for a card I made today. I love the color challenge at Lawnscaping. So I thought I'd add my card to it. Hopefully I'll be able to make another card for the challenge too, they are fun to play along with. 

Here is my card:
Thanks for stopping by! 
Monica

Saturday, July 5, 2014

White/silver Snowflake card

 My house is really quite tonight with the husband out for the night and the boys visiting the grandparents this week. So I had time to work on a card when I got off of work today! There where a couple of challenges this week that worked for this card so I will link it to the following 3 challenges. 


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Here is my card:


I was having issues with my lighting so unfortunately it isn't the best picture. I used some dies from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp. The paper is Neena solar white and silver glitter paper from Recollections. I love how the shimmer peeks out through the spaces on the snowflakes. 
Thanks for stopping by! Until next time...

Monica

June CCC

 Well I'm a little behind on posting the card for the June CCC so I will make it short and sweet. Hope every one in the US had fun and safe 4th of July! I know we did. Here is my card for the challenge...
This time around I stuck with only one of the challenge options and worked with plaid, bringing it to my card with ribbon and patterned paper. The  July CCC sign up has started and you have until the 16th if you'd like to join. It's a fun challenge since my card goes to another participant and it's great to receive one in return every month. 

 Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
Monica

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Birthday flowers

  Just a quick little post to share a card I made. I recently bought a cheap set of watercolors from Michaels to play with, didn't want to get an expensive set since I'm not sure how much I'll use them. I still like water coloring with my distress markers a little better, but it was fun and I think the card turned out great. I will add this to the Simon Says Stamp Challange.
I used Tim Holtz water color paper and heat embossed my flowers and sentiment. Used the new set of water colors to color the flowers and back ground. Once it was all dry I used some clear rock candy stickles to add some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone is having a great week.
Monica