Fun Challenges

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.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cropped Event Paper Layerz Mini Layout Challenge

Hello fellow crafters! Heres another project I have made for the Cropped Event. Warning, Picture over load:)lol.

Challenge #2 is to use one of the Paper Layers from the Mystery Box to create a Mini Layout. The cool thing about this paper, is that its a 12x12 paper that is double sided. It is one solid color in the front and in the back it has 9 different colored squares. I know from my picture you can't see the different colored squares but this paper is pretty cool, especially if you use it for what it was designed (To be used with your diecut machines to get different cuts without having to unload and reload your mats).

I have a lot of pictures of my boyfriend and me that I haven't yet scrapbooked. So I decided to take this opportunity and use some of those pictures. In my layout there was a combination of pictures when we first started going out, (almost 7 years ago) to the present day.

The stamp set is from Peachy Keen's January 2012 Monthly release. The rhinestones are from Michael's. The Picture frame is My Creative Time's  "Just Simply Live" stamp set. 
A sticker from my collection, sorry don't know where it came from.

Thats my Baby and Me:) Thats what I call him:)lol

This sentiment is from My Creative Time's Cherish This Moment Stamp Set. A must have stamp set for journaling in scrapbook layouts:)

This is our Anniversary date:)
For the frame, and the calendar I used My Creative Time's  XL Label Die and Whimsical Calendar Days. 

The stamp set I used for the sentiment in this picture is from My Creative Time's You had me at Chocolate stamp set. The flower, brad and beads are from my stash but the cute little paper curlies are made from the edge of the Paper Layerz. This is the edge we always cut off and throw away because it has the manufactures name, and the name of the paper. I used the other side of the paper and didn't mind some letters showing through. I actually liked that it shows the letters:)lol.

The sentiment and the arrow are from My Creative Time's Just Simply Live stamp set. 

The heart is from My Creative Times 100% Sweetness and the Memories sentiment is from the Cherish the Moment stamp set. 

I used Fiskars Lace corner punch and the Die and the sentiment is from My Creative Time's Just Simply Live stamp set.

I will be entering my layout in Cropped Event Challenge #2

Ok fellow crafters, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and for taking the time to leave me a comment:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Cropped Event 123 stamping Challenge

Hi fellow crafters:) So today is the day the Cropped Event Starts! So excited:) I have had my projects ready for awhile now, but haven't gotten the chance to post them until now:)lol.

If you go to their website, I think you can still purchase tickets to the invite. The Mystery Boxes are sold out but if you purchase an event ticket, you can take part in all the fun challenges and win some fabulous prizes. 

Here's my card for the first challenge. Challenge #1 123 Stamp challenge: 

The challenge was to watch "My 123 Stamp DVD" and create a card that is similar in style and technique to the "Sunset Card." For my card I used Megan's "Sunset Card" for inspiration but also used the "Stamp Kissing" technique with my ghosts. As you can see I turned my card into a Halloween card.  I used My Creative Time Treats For My Sweet Stamp Set for the ghosts and the bats. For the the witch I used Peachy Keen's September 2012 Monthly Release. For the city I used Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection "City Central." To create the background I used a lot of Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Black Soot, Dusty Concord, Dried Marigold, Mild Lavender, Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce, and Weathered Wood. 

Inside of my card sentiment 
For the inside of my card I used a stamp that I got last year from Michael's dollar bin. 

I will be entering my card in the following challenges:

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me a comment:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.  

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Teacher Card

Hi fellow crafters:) Last night I made my first Twisted Easel Card. It was rather easy to make and I love the interactive part to the card. Im so gong to be making more of these cards:)

I will be entering my card in the following challenges: Peachy Keen's Challenge #35 Just Cards Teacher and Sentimental Sundays Challenge 120 Back to School

Markers used for coloring
I used Peachy Keen's August 2012 Stamp Set  for the apples, the notbook paper, and the cute teacher. To color in the apples and the teacher I used Tim Holtz Distress markers.

I added Mode Podge Dimensional Magic to the apples (its like Glossy Accents, but more runnier). For the teachers eyes/glasses I used Glossy Accents. The cute tiny pearls are form Recollections, and the purple ones on the sentiment are Liquid Pearls.

For the teachers cloths I Paper Pieced some scraps from my scrap drawer, and also some paper from DCWV Latte Stack. The paper for the overall card is from My Minds Eye Home Collection, and Recollections Cardstock. My sentiment on the outside and the inside of the card is from My Creative Time's My Teacher Rocks Stamp Set . The cute swirly frame is from Peachy Keen's September 2012 Stamp Set.

Well fellow crafters, that's all for me right now. Thanks for stopping by, and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mid Month DT Card for Tabitha's Designs

Hello fellow crafters, hope that everyone is doing good:) I have another sports card to share with you  for Tabitha Designs. There is still time for you to join in on the fun. This challenge is a great way to make some masculine cards. The theme is Men's sports cards, and the winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Dude Time Doodles. They have awesome digi's, make sure to check them out:)

 I made this card using Dude Time Doodles Youth Football digi image. This image was my favorite, it was so much fun coloring it. I used Tim Holtz distress markers to color in my digi. The paper is from My Minds Eye Home Collection and the black card stock is from Recollections. For the tag I used My Creative Time's Tag Dies and Embossed it with CuttleBugs Happy Birthday Embossing Folder. For the sentiment I used My Creative Time's Just Simply Live Stamp Set. To make the balloons I used one of the christmas ornaments form My Creative Time's Warm Holiday Fun Stamp Set.

For my inside sentiment I used My Creative Time's Wow So Many Candles Stamp Set

Thank you for stopping by today, and taking the time to leave me a comment:) 
Now its time for you to head over to Tabitha Designs and link up your cards. Can't wait to see what you create:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Post-it-Note Holder

Hi fellow crafters:) I just finished making this cute Post-it-Note holder. I've never made one of these before but I am so going to be making more. They are so easy to make, and their just so cute to have on your desk:)

I used Peachy Keen's  Color Palette for the color inspiration for my project. I will be entering my Post-it-Note holder in Peachy Keen's Challenge #34 Color Inspiration

I used Peachy Keen's PK-121 Mini Fairies and Girl Gnomes for the Fairy and for the sentiment. I added some Fruit Punch, Icicle, & Waterfall Stickles to the Fairy to add some sparkle to her.
Here's a close up
For the Sentiment frame I used My Creative Time's  Fancy Frame Stamp & Die Set. The paper is from DCWV "The Pocket Full of Posies Matstack collection."
Here's a close up
Here's a pic of the stamps & ink's used 
To color in the fairy I used a combination of Distress markers and Crayola markers. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment, I love reading them!:) Make sure you stop by Peachy Keen's blog and join in on the fun challenge.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Peachy Keen September Release Party Challenge #1

Hi fellow crafters:) Hope your all having a great weekend. I made this card last night to enter into Peachy Keen Connection Challenge 1Cardz Tv, and Paper Playtime CH #83.

I used Glorajean's Technique from glorascrafts to create these cute mouse christmas ornaments. Thanks for sharing this technique Glorajean:)

I used My Creative Time's "Warm Holiday Fun Dies" and the "Build a Banner kit  Dies to make the mouse shape. For the red bows, I used Peachy Keens PK-282 St.Patricks Day stamp set. For the cute faces I PK-440 Cute & Cuddly  Face Assortment and PK-757 Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed Face Assortment. The paper is from DCWV "The Christmas Combo" last years collection. Sorry I don't have the name of the snowflakes embossing folder, but I do know its from Cuttlebug.

For the inside sentiment of my card I My Creative Time's "From Our Family to Yours" and "It's a Magical Season. The ink is Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarbs Stalk, and Cottage Ivy.

If you have time, make sure to stop by the challenge blogs and join in on the fun:)

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

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Peachy Keen Party Release Challenge 2

Hi fellow crafters hope your all having a great day. I made this card for the Peachy Keen Connection  Party Release Challenge #2.

I used Peachy Keen's PK-125 Recess Jump Rope Girl. The paper is from DCWV "The Whimsy Stack" collection.

Here's a close up
I used Tim Holtz Distress markers to color her in. I used My Creative Time's "Xl Label Die" for the blue background and embossed it with Cuttlebug's "Happy Birthday" embossing folder. For her jump rope I used yellow Braiding Cord.

Here are the colors I used

The tiny cute flowers are from a Studio g punch. For the inside sentiment I used "Wishing you a FUN-FILLED BIRTHDAY! The sentiment is from Peachy Keen's PK-125 Recess Jump Rope Girl.

Here are some picture of the supplies I  used for my card.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love reading them:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.  

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Halloween Card for Peachy Keen Challenge

Hello fellow crafters! My jaw is feeling much better, so I was able to do some crafting last night. I made this cute Halloween card for Peachy Keen's Challenge #33 Anything Goes. There's still time to join in on the fun, so if you have some time hop on over to Peachy Keen and join in:).

Here's my card:) I love Halloween so I took Peachy Keen's Pk-126 "Smartie the Owl" stamp set and dressed up the cute owl with a little witch's hat from My creative time's "Treats for My Sweet" stamp set.

Here's a close up for the cute little Owl
I used Tim Holtz Distress markers to color her and the pumpkins. The cute Jack-o-laterns are also from My Creative Time's "Treats for My Sweet" stamp set. The pumpkins came from My Creative Time's "Piles from Smiles" stamp set.

These are the colors I used

Look how cute this spider is:)

Love Emma's (My Creative Time) "Treats for My Sweet" stamp set! So many cute Halloween images, and Sentiments. Here's a link to her store, if you wish to check out her amazing stamps. Her stamps are made from the same maufactures that bring us the Fabulous Peachy keen stamps.
Sentiment Close up
I used the Stamp Rock and Roll method to get two tones of ink on my stamp. The sentiment is from My Creative Time "Mixed Holiday Sentiments".

For the inside sentiment of my card, I wanted to have some fun and add this cute spider and spider web. These stamps are also from My Creative Time's "Treats for My Sweet" Stamp Set

Supplies used: 

Peachy Keen: PK-126 Smartie the Owl

My Creative Time: Treats for My Sweet, Piles of Smiles, Mixed Holiday Sentiments, Just Simply Live with coordinating dies, and Tag Dies set

Paper Stacks from: Recollections Night and Fall Stack, and K&Company, sorry couldn't find the name of the stack. It's this years Halloween paper stack, both found at Michaels.  

Time Holtz Distress Markers: Colors can be found on the picture of the markers.

Memento Ink: Rich Cocoa, Tangelo, Tuxedo Black, and Grape Jelly.

Twine, I won at Simply Crafts in a challenge.

Punch is from EK Success, sorry I dont have the name of it.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave me a comment:) 

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs! 
Monica L. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Dude Time Doodles

Hello fellow crafters, I hope that you have all been having a great weekend! I have been having horrible Jaw pain so my post is a little late, I do apologize. 

It's time for another great challenge at Tabitha Designs. This months challenge is, Mens sports cards. Our great sponsor Dude Time Doodles
has the perfect digi stamps to make masculine cards. 

For my card I used RBI Robby, I colored him with Tim Holtz Distress Markers. The paper was from DCWV Latte stack, my sentiment was made and printed from my Label Maker and the for the frame I used My Creative Time's Scrip Type Backgrounds and My Creative Time Just Simply Live Stamp and Die Set

For the inside of my card I used My Creative Time's Wow So Many Candles Stamp Set

Ok fellow crafter now it time for you to visit Tabitha Designs Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the Design Team cards. They are all really awesome:)! Also be sure to check out Dude Time Doodles, you are going to love their stamps. 

Hope you join in on this fun challenge! I can't wait to see your cards:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.