Halloween Card with Tim Holtz stamp

Hi crafty friends, I made this card with one of Tim Holtz day of the dead stamps.

A rather simple, but super cute 4x4 card. This was the first time I made a card this size, and it won't be my last:)

I used my Spectrum Nior color pencils to color the flowers on the image and some Tim Holtz stickles. I added some sequence on the corners of the cards and stamped a Halloween sentiment on the inside of the card. Simple, easy, and cute:)

I would love to enter my card into  the Simon says stamptember Tim-holtz challenge.

Thank you for stoping by, and leaving me some crafty love.
Have a great day Crafty friends:)

June Planner Dashboard

This month we have a few big camping trips planned out, so I wanted to incorporate that feel into my dashboard for June:)

I kept the dashboard super simple. I stared of by using some washi tape.

Then I used my Carta Bella The Great Outdoors paper pack and used the front advertising cover to fussy cute images out. I thought this would be a great way to use those cute images up.

I tried to keep it simple and not make my embellishments bulky.

I would like to enter my planner layout into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge

Die-cut-divas:June challenge

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
Many crafty hugs:)

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 Recollection…

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.

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.
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…

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'…

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…