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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Elf Christmas Card

Hello fellow crafters! Wow it's been awhile since I've posted something on my blog, sorry! Life has been a bit different and Im adjusting to lifes changes, and because of that I haven't been feeling to crafty. No worries, I feel better and a bit more crafty, so last night I made this Elf Christmas card for my friend Tabitha over at Tabitha Designs. We're exchanging Christmas cards this year, how fun:)




I used Peachy Keens November 2012 monthly stamp kit for the cute little Elfs.
                  

I colored the Elfs using my Spectrum Noir Markers. The colors I used were DR3, CR9, LG5, JG2, CG4, GB3, GB4, BG6, TN2, and TN3.

The front sentiment "Magical Holiday" is from My Creative Time's Its A Magical Season Stamp Set



The inside sentiment "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" is from My Creative Time's From Our Family To Yours Stamp Set . 


The paper is from DCWV, sorry dont know the name of thre paper stack.


I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge: Challenge 20 red, greem and cream
Cardz Tv: Winter Fun Paper Play Time Challenge #91
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge 9 Anything Goes
Clear it out Challenge:  Happy Holiday Challenge Time
Craft us Crazy:  Challenge 32 Its Beginning to look a lot like
Go Fish Challenges:  Challenge 31 Anything Goes
IBSI Challenge:  #39 Christmas Photo
Love to Create Challenge:  Challenge 46 Winter Fun
Quirky Crafts:  Challenge 26 Last Minute Christmas
Simon Says Stamp:  Merry Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:  Challenge 194 Christmas Time
Tammy Scrapin Corner:  Challenge 41
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop:  December Challenge 17 Its Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown:  Challenge 127
Unique Crafters Challenge:  Christmas Challenge
Whimsy Inspires:  Challenge 54 Anything Goes as long its Festive
Cupcake Inspirations:  Challenge 191


Thank you for stopping by my blog today and taking the time to leave me a sweet comment! Happy Holidays everybody:)!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Congratulations Baby Girl Card

Hello fellow crafters, hope your all doing well. I made this card for my friend, she's having a girl, yay!:)

I used the stroller from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge. The roses were hand made from My Creative Time's Rolled Flower Dies. The Sentiment is also from My Creative Time. The Stick Pin was made from beads and charms that I had in my stash.

 The cute baby face is from Peachy Keen's PK-650 Just Baby Faces Assortment set.

I had to put the stroller on an Action Wobble:)lol.

I will be entering my card in Peachy Keen's Challenge #43 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Snowflake Tag

Hello fellow crafters! I have another tag to share with you. They are so much fun to make:)lol.

I made this cute tag with My Creative Time's Tag Dies. They are so easy to use with your cuttlebug, I love them! My snowflakes were cut from my the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge. I added Stickels and blue pearls from Recollections to make them sparkle and standout:)


The cute Peachy Keen faces are from their PK 484 Snowmany Face Assortment Set and from their PK 460 Happy Lashes Face Assortment Set . Gotta Love Peachy Keen , they make the best stamps! The sentiment is from My Creative Time's Its A Magical Season-Stamp Set. The stamps on this stamp set are so cute! I used the little snowflakes stamp from this set to stamp and create my background for the tag with VersaMark.


The sparkely white, snow crystals are called Twinklets Diamond Dust. I got this a long time ago from I don't know where, just because Im a sparkle type of girl and I really wanted it:)lol. I  love glitters and anything that twinkels and sparkles:)lol.

The paper I used is from DCWV The Christmas Combo Stack. Ok I got this stack a long time ago and it's the only stack of Christmas paper I have, I know right, I need to go shopping! If only the Crafting Fairy would stop by my house and drop me some New and Awesome Crafting Goodies, I would be one happy girl:)lol.

I will be entering my tag in the following challenges:
The Peachy Keen Connection: November Challenge 2
Challenges 4 Everybody: Ch #6 Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network: Christmas Anything Goes
Ooh- La La Creations: #117 Christmas
Use Your Stuff:  #59 Christmas or Holiday Themed
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: November Challenge 16 Die Cuts/Punches Ribbon and Charms
Sweet Stamps Blog: Ch #90 Christmas

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave me a sweet comment:) Love hearing from you!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.


The Stockings were Hung X-mas Tag

Hello fellow crafters:) Today I have a cute tag that I would like to share with you:)

I made my tag with My Creative Time's Tag Die. For the cute brown Penguin and his lollipop, I used my Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge. I had to make him brown because when I used white embossing powder on my black penguin cut out, the peachy face did not come out right:( I think it was my embossing powder. Anyone know of a good embossing powder and ink that I can use to stamp on black cardstock?

 
The sentiment and the hat are from My Creative Time's Its A Magical Season Stamp Set. I stamped and cut them out. I also added some stickels to make it sparkle:) The cute little stocking is from My Creative Time's Warm Holiday Fun Stamp Set.

Th cute peachy face is from Peachy Keen's Happy Lashes Face Assortment. The gems, ribbon and jingle bell (I used as charms), are from my stash.

I will be entering my tag in the following challenges:
The Peachy Keen Connection : November Challenge 1
Whimsy Inspires: Traditional Christmas Coloring
Crafty Bloggers Network:  Christmas Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations: #117 Christmas
Use Your Stuff: Ch# 59 Christmas or Holiday Themed
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop: November challenge #16 Die Cuts/Punches, Ribbons, and Charms

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving  me a sweet comment:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Baby Sleeping on the moon Baby Shower Card

Hi fellow crafters:) Hope you all had a great weekend! I made this simple but cute card for my friends baby shower.
 I used Peachy Keen's November Sketch for my card.

Close Up
I used the Baby Steps Cricut cartridge for the cute little sleeping baby. For her adorable little face I used Peachy Keen's PK-650 Just Baby Faces Assortment Package. The sentiment is from My Creative Time More Gift Card Sentiments Stamp Set. The Star gems and charm are from my stash.

I also used That Craft Place  Tic Tac Toe chart for my card. I used the top line Gems, Charms, & Dies.

  For the inside of my card I used My Creative Time Gift Card Sentiments Stamp Set

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:
Peachy Keen: Challenge #42 November Sketch
That Craft Place: Tic-Tac-Toe 
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #6 Anything Goes 
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge #96 Supernova

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leaving me a comment. I love hearing from you!:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Blog Award:)

Hi fellow crafters:) I hope that you are all doing well. I wanted to share this cute award that Rhonda from Scrap Happens passed to me:) Thank you Rhonda!

 




Here's how this award works:)

* Include Blog Award logo on your blog post.

* Thank the blogger who gave you the award and include a link back to their blog.

* Answer 10 questions about yourself that you creatively made up:)lol.

* Nominate 10-12 bloggers for the award and contact them at their site to inform them.

Sounds like fun right? Here are my 10 questions:)

1. What is your favorite color? Purple

2. What craftting machines do you use/have? I have the Cricut Experssion, Cricut Experssion 2, Cricut Cake, Cricut Imagine, Gypsy, CuttleBug, Zutter Bind it all, and The Cinich. Yup Im one happy crafter:)lol.

3. Are you an early bird or late night crafter? Late night crafter

4. Do you have your own craftroom? No, I do not:( But I recently moved to a bigger bedroom that allows me to have more crafting space, yay!

5. How many Cricut Cartridges do you have? More then 50:)lol

6. What is your favortie stamp company? I have two many:)lol. Peachy Keen and My Creative Time are two of my old time favorites. Then theres digi stamps which im rather new to, but im lovein. Just to name a few, Digital Delights by Loby Loo, Sassy Design Studios, Kenny K Downloads. 

7. What is your favorite Disney Character? Daisy Duck 

8.  What is your favorite Holiday? I love Halloween, but I also love Christmas. Both of these holidays are so fun to decorate for:)

9. What is your crafting style? I dont think I have one, I like to try new techniques out and anything that is cute calls my attention:)

10. Why did you start a blog? I started my blog to share my crafting projects, meet new crafting friends and learn new crafting tricks:) 

I have made so many crafting friends on my blog, and I am thankful for all of you, especially those that take the time to leave me a comment. A special shout-out to the following bloggie friends who have always made time to stop by my blog and leave me some bloggie love:)
 
Kim from Scrapin Mom of One Inspiring Little Boy
Leanne from Created by Leanne
Norma from Pink Bling Crafter
Leana from Lenas Creations
Creative M from Crafting with Creative M
Lisa from A Mermaids Crafts
Kim from Scrapportunities
Tanya from Nonnas Craft Corner
Kate from Scrappers Creative Corner
Cissy and Fran from the Cissy and Fran Show
and once again thank you Rhonda for the award and for also taking the time to leave sweet comments on my blog.

Thank you for taking the time to  stop by my blog and leave me a comment. Hope you all have a great day and to those ladies who got the award I just wanted to say Thank You, and I really appreciate your comments and friendship:) hope you get a chance to take part in this fun getting to know questioner:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L. 


Monday, October 22, 2012

Acorn Thank you Card

Hi fellow carfters, I hope that you had a great weekend. I wanted to share this card I made last night.



I used my new Peachy Keen stamps PK-141 Lil/Tweets Thanksgiving for the sentiment, I love this sentiment!

PKSC-09 September 2012 (this was the stamp of the month for September) for the acorns. I also used the PK-482 Winter wonderland for the Acorn faces.

Close Up of the Acorns


I used the sketch above from The Sweet Shop to make my card.

The papers I used came from the DCWV "Amber Autumn Stack".

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

Be sure to stop by the challenges above and play along. Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave me a comment:) I love hearing from you!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!

Monica L.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tardis Card

Hi fellow Crafters! Any of you Dr. Who fans? I know I am:) I have a card to share with you today that I made with  my Cricut. Yup my Cricut, I know I haven't been using her as much as I would like to, but today I brought her out and made this card.


I designed the Tardis on my Gypsy by using different rectangles and squares from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut Cartridge. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used my  Fiskars decorative "lace" corner rounder, for the the corners. The brown paper is from DCWV stack, it was in my scraps so I don't know the name of the stack, sorry.


I used My Creative Time's Teeny Tag Greetings Stamp & Die. I used the "Hello There" Sentiment but masked the "There" part off with some tape. Then I used My Creative Time's 100% Sweetness Stamp Set and used the "Be My Sweetie" sentiment but masked off the "Be My" part so I can get the sentiment "Hello Sweetie" A very popular phrase that River Song (a character from from Dr.Who) uses.

 

I put the Tardis on an action wobble so that it can move in the nights sky as it does in the show when it flies away:)lol. Hence the choice of sky paper for my background:)lol. This paper came out of Recollections "Night and Fall" paper pad, I got this at Michaels.  My inside sentiment is from My Creative Time's Gift Card Sentiments Stamp Set  it says "Happy Anniversary." 

I will be entering my card in the following challenges: 
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge #4 Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge #123 Anything Goes plus a Sentiment 
Cardz Tv:  Anything Goes Cricut Cardz Challenge #118
ABC Challenge: Y for Y Chromosome (Male themed project) 
Simon Says Stamp: Dies and or Punches 

One more thing before I go, if you haven't visited Donna at Bearly Mine blog, you are sure missing out. She has some awesome blog candy, not to mention her work is Fabulous!  

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me some awesome comments:) Have a Fabulous day!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L. 



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Simple Halloween Card

Hello fellow crafters! I have a simple Halloween card I put togethr last night:)


I used Peachy Keen's September Sketch for my card. The paper is form K&Company Tim Coffey Halloween Specialty Paper Pad.

The cute little witch is from Peachy Keen's September Monthly Release. I paper pieced her dress and hat and colored her in with my Spectrum Noir Markers (PL5, PL2, LV2, CG4, & LG3). I am so loving these markers:)!

I cut the doily and distressed it with some Tim Holtz Grape Concord, and Weathered Wood. I ran some twine through the holes of the doily and tied a cute little bow. I added a lot of halloween bling to make the card sparkel:)lol.

 



For My sentiment I used Peachy Keen's September Monthly Release. For the inside sentiment I used My Creative Time's "Treats For My Sweet" stamp set.   

I will be entering my card at:
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #91 Something Old Something New (Bling is from my statsh (old), & Spectrum Nior Markers are new)

Thank you for stopping by my blog, and taking the time to leave me a comment:) 
Have a great day!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Halloween Card for Design Team

Hello fellow crafters:) Hope everyone is doing good. Today starts a new challenge over at Tabitha Designs. This months theme is Halloween Cards:) Yay, I love Halloween! I know Im not the only one who does, so make sure you stop by Tabitha Designs and join in on this fun challenge.

We have two fabulous sponsors this month, Elisabeth Bell Designs  and Scrappy Moms Stamps .  The prize is fabulous! Winner gets to choose a stamp set from Scrappy Moms Stamps and 2 digs from Elisabeth Bell, how awesome is that!
  
                                                         


Here's my card!
For my card I used papers from K&Company the Spooky Designer Paper Pad, and Tim Coffey Halloween Specialty Paper Pad.


The ribbon is from Michaels and the Trick or Treat brad is from Studio G, which I also got at Michaels.


The cute Frankenstein Kiddle is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo . I colored her in with my new Spectrum Noir markers. Let me tell you, these markers are awesome, and super addicting:)lol! I think I did ok, for my first time coloring with them, what do you think?:) I used the colors, LG3, CG4, BP4, PP6, PL5, PL4, LV1, 1G5, GG2, GB5, OR1, CT3, and BT6. I added some Glossy Accents, Orange Peel, and Fruit Punch Stickles and cute as can be:)lol.

My inside sentiment is from Peachy Keen's September release.

The pumpkins are also from Peachy Keen's September release, and the sentiment and die where I stamped my sentiment on, is from My Creative Time "Just Simply Live" and "Treats for My Sweet" stamp sets.

I will be entering my card at:
Quirky Crafts Challenge #20-Quirky Monsters
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #4 Anything Goes
Delightful Sketches Color Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave me a comment. I really love hearing from you:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs! 
Monica L. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Cropped Event Challenge 3 & 4

Hi everyone, I hope that you had a great Saturday:) I just finish making two cards for two different challenges for the Cropped Event.

For challenge # 3 Subway Art, we needed to create any subway art we wanted by using items from our Mystery Box.

Challenge #3

In my Mystery Box I had this beautiful Christmas paper from Authentique's, The Wonder Collection. I also had the brown ribbon, tan and red card stock. I used some Rub Ons from KaiserCraft (also from my Mystery Box) to create the Subway Art. Super easy right? And I just loved how it came out:)

For challenge # 4, Teal and 7 Circles, we need to use the color teal as much or as little of it as we like,  and 7 circles of any material or size on a project of our choice. 

Challenge #4
From my Mystery Box I used the tan, and blue card stock as well as this pretty We R Memory Keepers, Autumn Splendor. I thought this paper would be perfect because the flowers can count as circles as well:) I added some purple circles to the center of the flowers. I added two paper flowers one in orange and one in teal. I used some white ribbon, the "Thanks" stamp sentiment and 7 of Megan's "Sparkle Lightz. Again all of this was in my Mystery box, it was full of nice crafty goodies:)

Ok fellow crafters, this is all I have for you tonight:) Sorry my pictures weren't too good, I had very bad lighting. 

Let me know you stopped by my blog and I will be more then happy to go visit yours:) Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me a sweet comment. It is very much appreciated:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.