Monday, November 13, 2017

Pine For You

I'm here to day to share a card I made for the Lawn Fawntics challenge. The challenge is to use your oldest Lawn Fawn set. I have a few since I grabbed more than one as soon as I could! For this card I chose to use my first critter set.


I used post its to mask areas as I stamped my little scene. My son says this is how he imagines a forest looking. ;-) He loves the critters too. After everything was stamped, I colored the scene with copics. I added just a bit of detail with a white gel pen and used some Nuvo drops in gloss white on the mushrooms.


I plan using this card for my husband as an anniversary card (we celebrate 12 years on the 19th!), I just hope he likes it as much as our 11 year old does. 

LawnFawnatics #16


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Supplies:
copics
Nuvo Drops- Gloss White
white gel pen

Sunday, November 12, 2017

A2Z- Nov. monthly layout

A look at my first Nov. project for A2Z. Head over the blog to check out the details and play along!



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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Let's Get Sketchy NOV 1st

Today I'm popping in with a scrapbook layout I made with using the Nov 1st sketch from Let's Get Sketchy


I decided to do a mini layout (8x8), to go in my display frame. I needed to scrap the annual photo booth picture I take with my boys.  It's getting so cramped in that small space for the 4 of us, but I plan to keep this tradition going as long as I can. Even if we pop our heads in from both sides! ;-) 


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DCD Halloween Kitty


Hello and Happy Halloween! Can't believe today is the last day of October already, this month has just flown by! Today's is the last day of our moodboard challenge. Thanks Bugaboo, for being our wonderful sponsor for october. Be sure to head over to the blog to see what other DT members have created for you.

 

I used this adorable halloween kitty image for my card to day. I colored my image with colored pencils and stamped my sentiment. I ran some black cardstock through my sizzix with a spider web embossing folder. Before adhering the stamped panel I added some ribbon to the panel. 


I just want to say a little farewell as this is my last post a DT member for the Die Cut Diva's. I was getting a little emotional writing this post, I know it isn't a complete goodbye as I will see my teammates around blog-land and facebook, but this was my first DT experience. ;-)

Linking to Shopping Our Stash #327

Thanks for stopping by and have a boo-tiful day!
Monica

Friday, October 27, 2017

A2Z- Holiday poster sayings

Here is a quick peek at my card over at A2Z Scrapbooking blog today. Please be sure to head over and check it out! You also still have a few days to participate in our watercolor challenge for October!



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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Creepy

I'm here today with another card for the October moodboard challenge over at the Die Cut Diva's blog. Our wonderful sponsor is Bugaboo.



To start my card I printed the image off and lightly colored the back ground with distress inks. then used some copics to give the images some color. Instead of cutting the image I tore the edges for a distressed look and added more distress ink around the edges.



I ran my pattern paper through my the machine with a die from Tim Holtz and backed with some cardstock before adhering it to the cardbase. Then I adhered the image panel and my die cut letters. For some finishing touches I added some black enamel dots and wink of stella for a touch of sparkle. 


Thanks for stopping by and have great day!
Monica




Supplies:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

We wish you a...

Here is my card for the watercolor challenge over at A2Z Scrapbooking. I was watching a video by Kristie Marcotte and got inspired by a sketch she used. I love her series of making multiple cards using one 6x6 paper pad. If you haven't checked her blog/videos before, I highly recommend them!

Here is a look at the card, head on over to see the details on the blog!



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Monday, October 9, 2017

Scary Cat

Today's is my day to post for the Die Cut Diva's. This month we are hoping you are inspired by the mood board we created  for October. Our sponsor is Bugaboo



This is my first card for our challenge, which started with printing 3 of the same image to fit on the front of my card. Once they were printed I used my copics to color the background of the images. I then trimmed the panel rounding two corners and did the same with the pattern paper I matted it on. 


For the background I used some distress inks to color the pattern paper so it matched the cat circles. Once it was colored I adhered it to the card base and then popped the smaller panel on using foam adhesive. My word is left overs from a background die that I used last year, glad I saved them they are coming in handy. ;-) After everything was adhered I added some glow to the cats eyes using Nuvo dots.


Linking to-
Casology- 3 images

DoubleD Challenges


the hearts desire



I hope you are inspired by the mood and I can't wait to see what you share with us Die Cut Diva's this month. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Monica

Supplies:
Happy Halloween Cat
Distress ink- twisted citron, ripe persimmon and seedless preserves
Poppy stamps- Scarey background
Copics
Nuvo drops- Banana Split (glow in the dark)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

A2Z- joyous holiday

It's the first of the month already! I'm popping up with a post for the new challenge over at A2Z scrapbooking. Our theme this month is watercolor. Can't wait for you to share you watercolor creations with us!

a2z scrapbooking watercolor challenge
My card is designed with a watercolor panel I created. I wanted the panel to have a ombre look, it looks like it was dipped in color starting with the lightest pink to the rich purple. 

I then stamped my images and sentiment in black. I added some twine at the top before adhering the panel with pop dots.


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Saturday, September 30, 2017

DCD- little fox

Today's card is my last card for our masculine challenge over at the Die Cut Diva's. Our wonderful sponsor for September is Dies R Us. 


I couldn't wait to use this cute fox from Waffle Flower, I immediately visioned him playing with the pumpkin on his back. After stamping him I added some shadow with copics before die cutting the image and layering with pattern paper. I popped the die cut frame up with foam tape and added the panel to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica


Supplies:
lawn Fawn- Say Cheese
Waffle Flower- Hello Fall

Friday, September 29, 2017

Day 1 of Jr. High

I finally got time to sit down and make layout using my kit inspired from this months Counterfeit Kit. This may be the only one I get done... before the challenge ends at least. I also use this sketch for Stuck?! Sketches...


You can see my kit here. The lighting wasn't great so my paper looks a little pinker than it really is. I didn't want to add to many embellishments on my boys page, maybe I'll get over that and add what ever I want... Until then the embellies are a little light on the page. ;-)


Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 
Monica

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Birthday Drink


Today I'm sharing a card I made for my Father in Law. I used the Fusion Card Challenge for inspiration, I like the sketch and the colors were looking like the picture until added the pattern paper.  
My image is from a retired set by Avery Elle. I wanted to tie the card to the gift. My FIL likes non alcoholic beer so we got some new ones for him to try. 


I stamped the outline in black and the "beer" in Fossilized Amber distress ink. Then I die cut it with the double stitched rectangles from MFT stamps. I layered my pattern strips and image layer on gray cardstock. I measured the where the layers would be and stamped my sentiment so that it would be in between the layers. Then added all of my layers to my cardbase. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

a2z - Happy Anniversary

 See my full post here and join us for the last few days of our CASE a designer challenge!

Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Coffee Love tags

Just wanted to pop in and share some coffee themed tags I made for an event I'm attending this weekend! I can't wait for It's Planner Time. 


I used distress ink to make a watercolor background to die cut the hearts out of. Die cut some coffee cups to make the tags with and stamped some coffee beans on the bottom. Once the hearts were adhered on the cups I added some twine to finish them. I love the way they turned out!!! 

I will link this too Lawn Fawnatics blog!


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

Supplies:
Lawn Fawn- Love you a Latte (bean) and twine
MFT Stamps- Blueprints tag builder 3 (heart) and Cool Cup
Distress inks- Ripe Persimmon, abandoned coral, dried marigold, worn lipstick, picked raspberry, and ground espresso

Thursday, September 21, 2017

DCD- Camper

Popping in with a post for the Die Cut Diva's and our Masculine Challenge.I mad this card for both of my parents as a thank you. They hosted some of our cub scouts for a camp out and we were able to watch the meteor shower, back in Aug. We've dub their property Camp Caldwell, it was a great weekend!


I used a die cut rectangle as my panel and added some distress inks to the background for my ground and sky. I stamped and die cut both the bear and lantern from kraft cardstock, then used copics to color them. The bears shirt and tent were stamped on a pattern paper and fussy cut. I stamped the tent directly on my background and then adhered the plaid tent directly on top. 


I added my panel to the card base and used pop dots to adhere the lantern and bear. Once they were in place I decided to hand draw a little sign for Camp Caldwell. Mom and dad seemed to both like the card. Hope you all will too.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica

Supplies:
MFT- diagonal stitch rectangles
Distress ink-
Hero Arts- 
Copics
Pattern paper
star sequins


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

a2z- Poster Christmas Carols

Here is a quick peek of my card on the A2Z blog today. Stop by the blog here and to check out the details, and while your there join in the fun of our September challenge!
Hero Arts CASE a Designer Challenge


Linking up to the Joy Clair Anything goes challenge, I did along with the One Layer theme the DT played with.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Halloween FMS #304

My second post for today... I'm on a crafty roll this morning! I think I'll break for lunch and maybe some chores after this. ;-) I made a halloween card with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch.


I wanted to play with some of my pattern papers from an old Recollections Halloween paper pack called Haunted Manor. I didn't add a sentiment since my pattern paper has so many words already on it.

I will link this card up to the following challenges:

and 


Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!
Monica

Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp- stitched circles
Recollections- pattern paper (retired)
Stampin' Up- stamps (retired)
VersaFine- Onyx black ink

Photo Fun

I'm here today with a layout I did this morning using the Stuck?! Sketches first sketch for September. 


My layout is 8x8 to fit in a hanging display I got from Michael's a few years ago. It's a perfect size layout for the photo booth pictures my boys and I do in the summer (especially with the new way the pictures print), this is a tradition we started the summer after my youngest was born. He was 4 months old in the first one and this one is from 2 summers ago. I'm getting caught up!


I used some scraps of paper to create the back drop, I figured this was a perfect sketch to use them for. Since my strips were bright and colorful, I felt my picture go a little lost, so I layered it with two pieces of vellum. Since this is a smaller layout and the paper was so colorful I didn't want to over crowd the layout with a lot of embellisments.


I thought the gray cardstock background looked a little plain, so I added a little interest to it. I stamped some splatter for a tone on tone look, but didn't think that was enough and added some black Heidi Swapp shine spray. Once the spray was dry I stamped the date in gray and added a little journaling in silver. 


There is a little more journaling on the tag behind the picture mat. Used two different letter stickers to make my title.

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



Saturday, September 9, 2017

DCD- Ship in a bottle

Today's card is my first card for the Die Cut Diva's September challenge. Our theme this month is masculine and our wonderful sponsor is Dies R Us. My card is going to be used as a birthday card, both my hubby and father in law have birthdays this month. I now need to work on card number 2! 



I started my card by stamping the jar and the images inside. Before I die cut the jar I colored my little jar scene using Copic markers. I used a sketch to put my card together and picked some nautical themed papers I had in my stash to put the card together. 

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



Supplies:
Lawn Fawn- Summetrime Charm Stamp and Die (Jar) 
                      Lovable Legends Stamp (ship and waves)
Copics
Stampin' Up- pattern paper (retired)
Cardstock- white and gray




Friday, September 8, 2017

CKC- Sept Kit

Dropping in with a peek at the kit I put together inspired by the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.


I looked through my stash to find the papers I wanted to use to make my kit. The yellows and blues stuck out to me in the inspiration kit. I also pulled some similar patterns strips, polka dots, woodgrain and the the feathers looked like the tree pattern in the top left. 


I had some alpha that are lined in gold and out them with the kit. Put in some washi tapes, three to be exact since I couldn't pick one! Not sure what pictures I was planning on using, I couldn't pick what embellishments to add so I've left them out for now. Sometimes, less is more! ;-)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Monica