Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Finding the Calm and Hello Summer with Joy Clair

I have two more cards for the Joy Clair blog today. This first card uses the two of the sets from the most recent release. The sentiment is from You Got This while the lines are from Doodle Lines

My second card uses a sentiment and citrus slices from Life Is Sweet.


Check out the blog Here for the details of the cards.Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica

Monday, September 17, 2018

Stick It Down- Sept sketch!

Here is Stick it Downs card sketch for September!


I decided to do a one layer card and try to keep the sketch. So I used two different colors...


The colors ended up being a little closer in tone than I intended, but I still liked the idea so I just went with it. I used a large background stamp to stamp half in blue and the other half in green. Then with the sentiment I did he same thing flipping which color went on the two halves of the stamp. Once the Sentiment was stamped, I then heat embossed it with clear powder and added some geometric shapes for a little more design. 


You can see the variation in color a little better in the close up. Don't forget to stop by the SID blog and play along with the sketches. If cards aren't your thing there are two scrapbooking sketches to play with as well! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Monica

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Papa's jeep with Joy Clair

I have two projects to share today using set from Joy Clair's latest release. The first is a scrapbook layout I did showcasing the new set Good Vibes.




For my second project I did some journaling in my bible using the Fruit of the Spirit set.





To see all the details of my projects visit the Joy Clair blog here.
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica


Supplies:
Joy Clair- Good Vibes
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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

ATSM #309- CAS







Here is my card for Addicted Stamps and More's Clean and Simple challenge.








I used colored cardstock with a stamped image and sentiment. To color the image I used bleach to remove the color of the cardstock for a slightly ghosted look of color. Adhered to my card base and added some adhesive pearls to dress it up a bit. It's such a simple card and love how the bleached areas can vary, and the different looks we get depending on the colored cardstock.


Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks Clean and Simple 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




Saturday, September 1, 2018

Be kind with Joy Clair

I have  two posts today... this post is for Joy Clair's September challenge you can visit the Joy Clair blog here and see how my fellow teammies were inspired. If you would like to see the post for Merry Little Christmas challenge you can click HERE.

Love the theme and coloring in the inspiration photo!
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I started this card by taking images from Blessed Harvest to create a border for the cardstock strip that I will add. Before the cardstock strip gets adhered I ran my panel through my Big Kick with wood grain background die cut from Lawn Fawn.


I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Deer Friends in white on vellum. I die cut it with a circle die and adhered it to the panel. I had a die cut wreath near my desk and added it to the gray strip around the sentiment circle, then popped the strip up with foam adhesive.


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

Monica

Supplies:
Joy Clair- Blessed Harvest 
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Season's Greetings wreath

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Today is a post for the Merry Little Christmas challenge blog. As always the challenge theme is anything goes, so you can create and use what ever your crafty heart desires as long as its Christmas! If you want to see my post for Joy Clair's September challenge click HERE.


For my card I used a new set from Stampin' Up that will be available starting on the 5th! I adore the easily layered look of the set with just one stamp and that bow... swoon! I added some sticky pearls to the wreath to finish the card. 


Don't forget to check out the Merry Little Christmas blog to see what the design team has created for our second month. 
Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Have a great day!

Monica


Supplies:
Stampin' Up- Wishing You Well, Granny Apple Green, Merry Merlot and Gray Granite

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Go Wild Joy Clair it's your birthday!

Here is my card... make that 2 cards for the Joy Clair blog today celebrating their birthday!

This is a fun technique to do as it create a window look for the card.



On the first card I used one image from the Party Animals set, colored the image and did a little paper piecing for the balloon. Then cut my panel into 6 and adhered it to a black scrap for a border around the mini panels.



For card two I did the same technique, but stamped my image in a gray ink multiple times and the main image in black so I could color it to stand out.

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

Monica

Supplies:
Joy Clair- Party Animals



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

ATSM #307 Make your mark


Here is my card for Make your Mark challenge with Addicted to Stamps and more...

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I kept it fairly simple and only colored the cauldron with the sentiment using a mix of copics and Stampin' Blends. I love the paper and wanted to use on the card, I think it's so much fun to create Halloween cards even though I don't send a lot out they are one of my favorites to make!

Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks Make your Mark 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

Monday, August 27, 2018

Praying for you with Joy Clair

I'm up today on the Joy Clair blog with a card using Heartfelt Sympathy and the bleaching technique. Stop by the blog here to check out the details. 


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

Monica


Supplies:
Joy Clair- Heartfelt Sympathy
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Rinea foil
embossing powder
white and gray cardstock

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Happy Birthday Herd with Joy Clair



Today is a special day for Joy Clair as we are celebrating the stores anniversary! Today is the Anniversary blog hop and we have special guests and prizes to celebrate. As well as a birthday sale over at  the Joy Clair store... 30% off starting today until the end of the month!  Just use the code BDAY-30 when you check out!

For my card I used the set barn party to create a little party with my critters. 

I wanted to fit as many of the animals as I could and the best way was to stack them! I carefully stamped them on top of each other, then I stamped the barn and added the banner and gift in the openings. It wouldn't be a party with out hats so I gave a few of the critters hats to show the party spirit! Once all of the images were stamped I colored them in and added some other scenery with copics to complete the card, then adhered the panel to my card.


I added another sentiment and some more banners to the inside of the card coloring them to match the banner on the front. Your next stop along the hop is the Jenny Fruchey, but below is the hop list if you missed any along the way. Be sure to check out what everyone created for today's anniversary blog hop, they are all awesome! 
You are here >>>Monica Maier<<<

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Don't forget to stop by the Joy Clair store and use code BDAY-30 for 30% off your purchase. Have a great day!

Monica


Supplies:
Joy Clair- Barn Party
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Copic Markers
MFT- Licorice hybrid ink

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Happy Birthday Circles

Today I'm posting my take on the our Sketch over at Stick it Down! This is such a fun sketch, I stayed pretty close to the original idea of the sketch, as it gave a perfect reason to use specific circle set from Catherine Pooler. I haven't used this set much since I've purchased it. 

Here is my card...

Just had to pick some colors and I choose blues and green to keep it more masculine. Love all the fun and dimension on this one layer card!

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

Monica


Supplies:
Catherine Pooler- Spot on, Grass Skirt, Fiesta Blue, and SeaFoam
VersaFine- Onyx black
Cardstock

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Donut Worry with Joy Clair

Here is my card for Joy Clair today, I had to use the new donut sets from the new release! Check out the details here...


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

Monica


Supplies:
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Rinea Foil
Cardstock
black ink

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Joy Clair- New Release Blog Hop

It's time for the new release for Joy Clair and there are so many great sets!!! Hope you are as excited about them as we are and have enjoyed the hop! For  the release hop I'm using Creeping it Real with a dip dyed technique to make bookmarks. 

I used watercolor paper with a hand torn edge at the bottom. I slowly layered the color on making sure the color was more concentrated at the bottom to create an ombre look... as if the paper were dipped in paint a few times. 


I then trimmed the paper in half to create two book marks. Used the witch image from Creeping it Real and heat embossed it on the bookmarks. I added the watercolor layer onto black cardstock that had a little bit of washi tape added to the top and bottom. Punched a hole at the top for my ribbon and twine. I decided I needed a little something else on them, so I die cut some bats our of Rinea foil and adhered the to finish the bookmarks.


Here is the list for the hop... if you haven't checked them all out you can find them below! Hope you've been commenting for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store

Kerry Urbatch 
Angie Cimbalo 
Jenny Fruchey 
Ceal Pritchett 
>>>Monica Maier<<< You are here

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

Monica

Supplies: 
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

New Challenge blog Alert and First post!


Today I'm sharing my first for the new challenge blog...Merry Little Christmas challenge blog. Its a blog that is always anything goes Christmas! 




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

Monica

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

ASTM #303 Holiday



Today's card is a Holiday card for Addicted to Stamps and More's holiday theme challenge. To see what the rest of the DT has came up with this time check out the blog here! 


The card was simple I knew I wanted to use some Catherine Pooler's Foundation Box (Retired, but I'll link what I can), but wasn't sure how I wanted to pull it together. I found a sketch I liked and rolled with it. I'm pleased with the way it turned out. Love it when I start getting my Holiday cards going early! 


Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks Holiday 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:
Catherine Pooler-  For Everything and Grass Skirt ink

Monday, July 30, 2018

Pierce the darkness with Joy Clair

Today is a card for Joy Clair I will give a look of the card here, but to see the full post please visit the blog here!



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

Monica


Supplies:
Joy Clair- Light House and Crackle background
Leisure Arts- Watercolor pencils
Stash items- Pattern paper, cardstock, ink, anchor brad

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Christmas in July with Joy Clair- Wise men

This week at Joy Clair we are doing a little Christmas in July theme. The team has been posting some wonderful Christmas creations. Today it's Helen and my turn... here is a look at my card. Please stop by the Joy Clair blog post to see the details on this card.


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

Monica


Supplies:
Leisure Arts- 30 pack for $12.99
Distress inks
Embossing powder

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

ATSM #301- anything goes


Today's card is for the ATSM challenge and uses a new set from Stampin' Up. I got the bundle called Sea of Textures, it comes with both the stamp and coordinating dies. I had to have that octopus!!! ;-)



The front of the card is only half, because I wanted the octopus to hover over the inside, where I have the smaller fish die cut to show the cardstock color.


Don't forget to stop by the blog and play with this weeks anything goes 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

Monday, July 16, 2018

Happy Happy Happy...

Hello everyone, today is my first post with Stick it Down! I'm so excited to be apart of the team and to work with the sketches. If you haven't heard of or played with the challenge before they not only have a card sketch, but sketches for scrapping as well. they have a single page and double page sketch as well. Visit the post here to see all the sketches.

Here is this months card sketch by Laura Rumble. 


Here is my take on the sketch!

I picked my colors of cardstock to trim down to size. I adhered them to a piece of copy paper to keep them together. Then used my Misti to stamp the sentiment repeatedly and then heat embossed. 

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment or follow me for blog updates! Hope to see you play along with Stick It Down. Have a great day!
Monica


Supplies:
Stampin' up- Sentiment
White embossing powder
VersaMark ink
cardstock

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Bread of Life with Joy Clair

Today I made an art journal page for Joy Clair, visit the blog here to see all the details and how the page came together!


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

Monica


Supplies:
Joy Clair- Manna From Heaven
                Inspirational Arrows
                Many Names 
Leisure Arts colored pencils
Distress stain 
Memento ink 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

ATSM #299- CAS



Today's card is for Addicted to Stamps and More, we are working on Clean and Simple. My card is a little more busy than my usual clean and simple, but I included it for this challenge since it was pretty simple to make. I used my MISTI to stamp everything, except for the image (it's a wood stamp). I made 10 of these... you can see some of the others peeking out from the bottom of the top card.  They are a going away gift for my folks who are moving back to Texas, I thought they could use them to send their new address.Before adhering the panels to the cardbase, I added some color with Copics keeping the coloring simple.


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:
Close To My Heart- Framework Alphabet
Stampin'Up- Script alpha
Copics