Tuesday, February 20, 2018

ATSM- #280 Photo

Today is the start of a new challenge over at ATSM blog and it's a photo inspiration. 

I just loved all the butterflies and springy colors. So that is what I chose to use for inspiration on my card this week. I used distress inks to blend the colors on a scrap piece of square card stock, that I adhered onto my cardbase. The butterfly was die cut twice and glued together at the body. I fully adhered the bottom butterfly to my inked panel and curled the top butterfly slightly, so the wings pop up a little.

To finish the card I stamped the sentiment below the panel and added some chunky glitter above and below the butterfly. 

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to comment (love reading them)or to follow me (to stay updated with new post).  Have a great day!!!

Distress ink- tattered rose, squeezed lemonade and bundled sage
VersaFine- onyx black
Stampin' up- butterfly thinlet dies and Feather Together (sentiment)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Thrilled for you

I had some time to sit around and play for a bit this morning, I decided to work on a card inspired some MFT challenges. Luckily got them done in time to link them up too! Usually I end up being a little to late to link up by the time I get a card done. I need to work on my timing! ;-)

I used the color combo ( Pinks are not a go to color for me but loved them with the gray and black)

and the sketch from the MFT challenges.

I used an older stamp set to stamp some leaves across the front of my card in black ink. Then colored them in using some copics to coordinate with the colors. I stamped the sentiment and used a banner from a blue prints die set to cut it down. 

I finished the card by popping the sentiment strip on with some foam tape and added some irredescent glitter for some sparkle. 

Thanks for stopping by and havea great day!

irridescent glitter

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

counterfeit kit- je t'aime

Here is my project for the challenge over at CKC Love of Paris. To go along with the theme I was inspired to use my Joy Clair Love Languages stamp.
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 I used je t'aime which is French for I love you and picture of me and my husband at a friends wedding.

A few close ups at the details and embellishments...

Hope you join us at the blog or on facebook and play along with the challenge with your kits for Feb!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Love Grows Here and Refuel My Soul

I have another post today for the Joy Clair blog and I'm sharing two projects.

I made a card using Gnome is where the heart is for my first project.

Linking up to:

For my second card I used Refuel my Soul to create an art journal
Please visit the Joy Clair blog for all of the details!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy Valentines Day!

ETA: Linking to Die cut Diva's - Love is in the air challenge

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dream Big

Today over at the Joy Clair blog we are having a special post in honor of Mardi Gras. Below is the photo inspiration we used to make our projects.

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For my card I used an older set from Joy Clair called Dream Big and I was inspired by the colors. I also thought the beads and feathers were a nice fit for the theme. 

I stamped the dream catcher, feather and some beads with black ink. I then drew on the strings with a pen before adding the other beads using distress inks. I added some Wink of Stella to the feathers and the dream catcher. 

To finish the card I added some stripped washi to the side of the cardbase and stamped my sentiment. Then adhered the panel to the cardbase.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

MFT- Black Hybrid ink
distress oxide- Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Wilted Violet

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ATSM- #278 holiday

Today I'm sharing three mini cards I  made for my boys for Valentine's Day. I thought the little critters from Joy Clairs new Best Buds set would be perfect for my boys!

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 Aren't these little critters the cutest?! I selected the bunnies, hamsters and turtles to make my three cards. I stamped colored the critters on some card stock with copics.

Stamped my larger sentiments in red ink and the smaller in black, so that they are slightly overlapping.

Than layered all of my pattern paper and image panels on to mini card bases. To finish of the critters I added some black gel pen on the eyes so they stood out a little better.

Head over to the ATSM blog to see other inpiration for the Holiday challenge and play along! Feel free to head over to the Joy Clair store (affiliate link) to see what other stamps they have. They have tons of cute ones and you get a digi cut file with purchase! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies: (affiliation links included at no cost to you)
pattern paper
Momento ink- Lady Bug and Tuxedo Black

Monday, February 5, 2018

I just called to say I love you...

Here is a quick peek at my cards for Joy Clair today. Head over to the blog to check them out and see how I made them!

First card uses Call on the Lord, Love Languages and Stiff alpha

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Thursday, February 1, 2018

You & Me w/ Joy Clair

I'm here with my second post of the day to share my card for the Feb challenge over at Joy Clair blog.  We are drawing our inspiration for the picture below for the month of love, or as always with a Joy Clair challenge you may chose to do Anything Goes.
(If you are here to see the post for Counterfeit Kit click here.)

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I was inspired by the heart cut out of the wood and the love banner. So I started with running some kraft cardstock through my Big Kick with a wood grain back ground die first, then ran it through a second time with a heart die for my cut out. I used one of the strips from Valentine Background builder for a sentiment on the wood grain panel by heat embossing it.

I used some scrap paper from another project for the background of my heart and stamped part of another strip from the same background stamp to peek through the die cut. I glued the scrap piece to the cardbase and used foam adhesive to adhere the woodgrain panel to the card.

Join us this month for the challenge and to continue seeing inspiration with the newest release! 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Link up- Die Cut Diva's (Love is in the Air)

Supplies: (Joy Clair links are affiliate links)
Lawn Fawn- Stitched woodgrain back drop
Kraft cardstock
Embossing powder

CKC guest spot FEB

Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Today I'm posting as the February guest designer over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. This months inspiration kit is the Weekend in Paris kit by Noel Mignon.

Inspiration photos...

Weekend In Paris Daily Diary Kit (2 in stock)


Here is a look at my kit. Some of the things that caught my eye where the colors, doilies,lace ribbon,  that hot air balloon paper and the black and white striped bows. I used a black and white striped washi instead of bows, its just laying flat in my photo so you can't see it very well.

Here is a look at my papers for the kit, since you can't see them very well under my embellishments.

I hope you join this month and make your own Weekend in Paris kit. Before to continue on the hop to see the rest of the inspired kits from the team and come back to see me on the 12th to see a layout.

Guest Designer- Monica -- You are here

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Joy clair- Chain breaker

Today over on the Joy Clair blog I'm sharing my first ever Bible Journaling page. Which I have some things to learn, but you have to start somewhere! Today I'm sharing the new set Chain Breaker.

I kept it pretty simple, but still had fun working on it. Details are below.

  1. Stamped images and sentiment from Chain Breaker using VersaFine ink
  2. Colored in the chains with Perfect Pearls
  3. Wrote out the verse around the edges of the chain using an Illustrated Faith pen

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

ATSM - #276 anything goes

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Anything Goes challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. I used a Stampin' up mini kit I received from Julie, to make an eclipse card. Love the impact you get with this style and it's so easy to do.

In the mini kit I received the letters and cardstock were pre-cut, so all I had to do was pick a stamp set and grab coordinating inks. To stamp the main panel I temporarily adhered the panel and letters to a piece of scrap paper. After stamping, I adhered the the white layer to the purple and tied some twine around it before adding the layers to the cardbase. I adhered the letters last using dimensionals and making sure they were slightly of center, so the layer peeks through just a bit.

Don't forget to pop over to Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge blog to play along with our Anything Goes Challenge this week! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Supplies: (all products are Stampin' Up and are linked to my demonstrates page)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Joy Clair blog hop- New baby

Today the new release from Joy Clair is out and I am here to share the new set called New Baby. This set is so cute (I love the onsie) and came at a great time! There a few ladies I know expecting in a few months, so this set will get used! 

I started by trimming down some cardstock to fit my 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base. Using my score board I scored lines at a diagonal an inch apart. Turned the panel and repeat the scoring to create a blanket look. After the scoring was done I stamped the hearts in the diamonds and adhered the panel to the card base.

For the onsie I stamped it on some pattern paper, used some copics to darken some areas for depth and fussy cut the image. I then stamped my sentiment on scrap cardstock and trimmed it down, before layering it with a scrap of the pattern paper. 

I used foam tape to adhere the onsie and sentiment strip to the front of the card. Stamped some more hearts and another sentiment to inside the card before calling it done. Then I made a coordinating envelope by stamping the onsie on the front.

I'm so excited to be apart of the blog hop and team! Make sure to check out what my teammates have made to share the release with you! Here is another look at the set New Baby...

Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL the designer blogs during the hop.


Just leave your comments and tell us which is your favorite stamp set!
Here is the complete list of the Everyday Blog Hop:
You are here---Monica Maier 

Have fun and get inspired!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! 

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ATSM- #274 You're so charming

More exciting news from me today... I'm now apart of the Addicted to Stamps and More DT!!! I always have loved a good challenge to help jump start my inspiration. Today we are challenging you to create a clean and simple project, one of my favorite styles! Stop by the Challenge blog to see more inspiration and play along with the challenge!

For my first card used this adorable dragon and matching die ( that my hubby bought me for Christmas). I stamped the image on a scrap piece of cardstock and did a second generation stamp on the cardbase, before cleaning the stamp off and stamped the sentiment. Then I used some distress inks on the card base to add color over the stamped image. 

After I die cut my dragon and added coordinating color using copics I popped him on the card using foam adhesive. 
Don't for get to check out everyones card for our CAS challenge this week and play along!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Distress ink- Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron
Copics- Y003, YG11 and YG03

Friday, January 5, 2018

Joy Clair- Hello sunshine

Some exciting news... 
Today is my first post for Joy Clair!!! I'm so excited and honored to be apart of the design team to see my full first post please visit the blog here

Don't forget to check out the Joy Clair store and check back on the 16th for the new release!