Fun Challenges

Friday, September 18, 2015

Enjoy the Simple Things

Hello fellow crafters, I have a card to share with you all today.
For my card today, I used the BINGO theme from House Mouse Challenge. I used the line right in the middle (Orange, Yellow, and Green) option. These three colors remind me of fall, and I love fall! The aroma of pumpkin, cooler weather, the holidays, just love what fall brings along. I recently purchased this stamp at Scrapbooking Made Simple, a local scrapbooking store (they also have an online store option) and I really wanted to use it, so I thought this challenge would be a perfect time to do so.


The colorful leaf paper is from the DCWV Amber Autumn card stock stack. I used one of my Nestabilities dies to cut out a piece of orange card stock. The name of the House Mouse stamp that I used, is called "Fence Falling."


                                   
                                             

The sentiment is from My Creative Time, the cute tiny green, orange, and yellow leaves are from Scrapbooking Made Simple's Bountiful Harvest Collection. The yellow flower is from Recollections, the green leaves on the flower were cut out using the die from Piles of Smiles.



For he inside of the card I used some more of those tiny cute leaves from the Bountiful Harvest Collection stamp and die set from Scrapbooking Made Simple. The inside sentiment is from Just Simply Live stamp set. 


To color the stamped image I used my Spectrum Noir color pencils. The colors I used are, 021, 018, 044, 011, 086, 057, 108, 059, 103, 094, 034, 104, 008, 007, and 036. 


I had lots of fun coloring and making this card.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me some bloody love:) 

Peace, Love, & Crafting Hugs! 
Monica L.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Make a wish

Hello fellow crafters:)

I have a card I would love to share with you all today.


I made this card using the super cute stamp from House Mouse Designs, "Make a Wish." 


I must admit that House Mouse Stamps are my new favorite thing lol. I love to color them with my Spectrum Nior color pencils. I'm no pro, I just go with what feels right and have fun coloring. I used Tim Holtz "Salty Ocean" Distress Marker to water color a sky affect background.

 

On the inside of the card I added a Happy Birthday sentiment. I popped up the image with some foam tape to give my card some dimension. 

I would love to enter my card in House Mouse Challenge #201 Flower Power

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving me a comment:) 

Peace, Love, & Crafting Hugs!
Monica L.





Thursday, July 24, 2014

Xcaret Layout

Hi fellow crafters, I am so excited to share my layout with you all today. I got into paper crafting for this reason, to make layouts for all my pictures, but as I started exploring other crafting techniques and paper projects I distant myself from scraping layouts. This is why I am excited to share with you all a layout:)lol.



This picture was taken back in August 2009, almost five years ago. I told you I have to catch up on my scrapbooking lol.
Close Up
This picture was taken in one of Cancun's theme parks called Xacart. My boyfriend and I went while we were out in Cancun for our friends wedding. This theme park is amazing! Its full of natural beauty and wonder. I truly loved it, and would love to go back. Its a must do on the Cancun visit list.


I used the sketch from Sketchabilities for my layout. I love using sketches, they're inspirational, and make scrapbooking fun for me:)

I used sequence, some recycled net, a prima flower, twine, seashells and starfish cut outs. Some My Creative Time products, and two white seashells I brought back from the white sandy beaches of Cancun:)
I used Cuttlebug's D'vine Swirl on a strip of paper to give more detail. This cute flower tag is from the Silhouette store. I plan on doing some journaling on it, and tucking it back behind the blue paper so my handwriting won't show lol.


All of the paper I used except the 12x12 for my background, was from my scraps stash, yay! The word Xcaret was cut with my Cricut. I used the Life's a Beach Circuit Cartridge. 

My Creative Time products used:

I would like to enter my layout in the following challenges:
Sketchabilities: Sketch 119
Gloria Designs Challenge: Challenge 12
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge: 220

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, and leaving me some bloggy love:)

Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
Monica L.





Tuesday, June 24, 2014

4th of July Card

Hello Happy Crafters:) I have a 4th of July card to share with you all today


I used the card sketch as well as the color inspiration pallet from My Creative Time.


When I saw the inspiration pallet I thought, "stars" :)lol. So I used My Creative Time 3 Star Stitched Die, and the stars from 4x4 Journal Die and All Around Holidays. 


I got a little artsy and painted some of my stairs with paint:)lol. 

I got a little creative and made Uncle Sams hat with My Creative Time "I'm A Lucky Girl" die and stamp set. This cute die hat was perfect. 
The blue and red postage line stamp was from My Creative Time "Build a Postcard" stamp set. I used Memento Lady Bug and Danube Blue ink for this stamp. 

                               

For the inside of me card, I used a die cut from the Silhouette store.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Creative Time for Me
My Sheri Crafts
Paper Crafting Journey

Make sure to stop by these fun blogs to join on the challenges:)

Okidoki, that's all for me today. Thank you so much for stopping my blog today and leaving me a comment, I love reading them:)

Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
Monica L.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Birthday Wishes Card

Hello fellow crafters:) Today I have a birthday card to share.


My inspiration for this card came from a lot of places lol.


I used Peachy Keen's color pallet for the color inspiration with my flowers, barrel, and tag.  


For my card layout, I used Cardabilities card sketch for my  inspiration.

Then I turned to my stamps and Distress markers for inspiration lol.

I cut a tag out of white cardstock, grabbed my new background stamp from Peachy Keen, inked it with embossing ink, sprinkled clear embossing powered and heat dried it. Then I took my Dried Marigold Distress ink and inked my tag. I loved the way the clear embossing powder resisted the Distress ink:)

I water colored the flowers and barrel with Distress inks. The cute ducky was colored with Spectrum Nior markers. I added some yellow and cream sequence to the side of my card for some sparkle:) 

I used a combination of two great products to make my card. Peachy Keen and My Creative Time, you can find their products on their online store. 
Here are some pictures of the rest of the supplies I used:) 
 



I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Peachy Keen Stamps
Cardabilities
Seize the Birthday

Make sure to check out these fun challenge blogs, and join in on the fun.
Thank You all so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me some bloggy love:)

Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
Monica L.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fathers Day Tie Card

Hi everyone, I'm back today with another Fathers Day CAS card:) I was so happy and amazed at how easy this card came together for me. I always have a hard time with masculine cards and CAS cards, and today I knocked out both in one card, yay me lol!


All the paper I used on my card today came from my scraps stash, yay! I love when I get to use my scraps, it makes me feel like im using up all of my paper:)lol.


Here is a close up of  the front of the card, as well as the inside of the card:)

This is the stamp set I used for my card:) You can find the stamp set (Here's Looking at You) at My Creative Time. Her stamps are awesome! Not to mention this stamp set comes with dies, and they are so easy to use. 

I would love to enter my card in the following challenges: 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, and leaving me a comment. I love reading them:) 

Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
Monica L. 



Monday, June 16, 2014

Fathers Day Card

Hello fellow crafters:) Hope everyone had a great weekend. I was able to sneak some time in to make fathers day cards:) lol. I made this card to give to my dad. Its pretty simple but for being a "guy card" I loved how easy it came together. I always have a hard time making masculine cards lol.


So here's my card:) I thought it turned out pretty cute lol.


This is the inside of my card. I think I went a little crazy with the mustache stamping lol.



All of the the dies and stamps that I used are from My Creative Time. These stamp sets are perfect for making Fathers Day Cards and masculine cards:)  The Washie tape is from my stash:)

I would love to enter my card in the following challenges:
My Creative Time for me
Love to Create challenge
Paper Crafting Journey
Cupcake Inspirations

Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving me some bloggy love:)

Peace, Love, & Creative Hugs!
Monica L.