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Monday, December 16, 2013

Its a Magical Season Christmas Card

Hello Crafty friends:) Hope everyone had a great weekend. I have a sweet little Christmas card to share with you all today.

Isn't she adorable?!:)

The penguin came from Peachy Keen's  PK-174 Skatin' by stamp set. I used one of the bows on the PKSC-23 November 2013 stamp set to place it on the penguins hair:)

I used a few of My Creative Time's stamps to make my card. Just Simply Live stamp set for the frame, From our  Family to Yours stamp set, Its a magical Season stamp set, and  Stitched Square Speech Bubbles Dies. I totally love all of Emma's My Creative Time stamps and dies, they are so easy to use and coordinate so well with each other:)

I colored the penguin with my Spectrum Nior markers, BT4, GB5, BGR3, CR4, BT5. I added some blue and white sequence to my card to represent snow :)lol. The paper is from my stash, Its from DCWV, sorry I don't remember the name.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge 185 Non Traditional X-mas Colors
Love to Create Challenge:Challenge 96 Anything goes
Clear it out challenge: Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas: Craft it up link it up christmas linky
Crafts 4eternity:Christmas Chaos
Cut it up Challenges:Christmas Challenge
Little Scrap Pieces: Joy Fun Friday Linky Party
Paper play time:Challenge 25 Winter Fun
Kraftyhands challenge: December Challenge Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations:Challenge 241
My Besties UK: Challenge blog hop jingle

Make sure to check out all the blogs and join in on the fun.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me a comment.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Boyfriend Christmas Card

Hello fellow crafters! Hope you are all doing good and keeping warm on these cold winter days. I have a Christmas card to share with you guys today.

Isn't it cute! It was simple to make but I loved how it turned out. The image is from KennyK's  and its called "Mistletoe Digital Stamp." I colored her in with my Spectrum Nior markers, and used some puffy white paint to give some dimension to her dress.

I used My Creative Time Just Simply Live Stamp Set  to make the "boyfriend" sentiment.
For the inside of the card I used My Creative Time's Holiday Fun Stamp Set. Just love My Creative Time stamps and how you can combine to use them with other past stamp sets to make something wonderful:)

The small sentiment that is in front of my card that reads "For my handsome" I got that sentiment form Peachy Keen's November 2012 stamp of the month set. I just masked the stamp with some tape to only get the "for my handsome" part.

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
KennyK's Krafty K: Challenge 161 button boots bling
Craftin Desert Divas: Linky Party
Paper Playtime: Winter Fun
ABC Challenge: Almost Christmas

Be sure to stop by and play along on these fun challenges. Stay tune, I have more Christmas creations to share with you all:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Custom Orders

Hello everyone:) I have some custom order invitations to share with you guys today. A friend of a friend needed some simple wedding invitations ASAP. I was told that the bride had not yet chosen her wedding colors but that her favorite colors were black, red, and yellow. So these are the two wedding invitation samples I came up with.

For the 1st invite I used My Creative Time's Rolled Flower Dies, to make the cute red vibrant flower.Then I ran a strip of black and white decorative scrapbooking paper to add more color to the invite.

The 2nd invite I made, I used the colors cream and yellow. I found these Spanish traditional wedding flowers at Michael's and just added a cream/yellow organza bow along with these cute double heart charms (that I also found at Michael's). I embossed a strip of light yellow scrapbook paper with my Cuttlebug and added it to my card.

I gave both invitations to my friend to show to the bride so she can choose her favorite. Want to guess which one she choose?...

The bride to be went with the yellow and cream invitations:) Forty plus invitations have been printed, completed and given to the bride to be to pass out to all her guests.

I would like to enter my invitation creation into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge 35 Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspires: Challenge 66 Party Time

Make sure to stop by these awesome challenge blogs and join in on the fun. Leave me a comment and let me know which invitation you liked best, and would have chosen:).

 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.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hello Crafty Friends! Just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

I am very thankful for all of my blog friends, and social media friends. Crafting is something I love, and I am very thankful that I have met all of you:) May we continue to learn crafty tips from one another and support each others crafting adventures and projects.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser

Hello Everyone! Its One day before Thanksgiving and I am so looking forward to some delicious food, family gatherings, and online craft store sales lol.

I wanted to share this awesome find that my boyfriend got me at Costco:)

Yup, it's the We R Memory Keepers Washi Tape Dispenser that appeared on HSN:)! When this Washi Tape Dispenser aired on HSN I so wanted one, but it was sold out, when I went  to order it. So when I saw it at Costco the other day we went grocery shopping, I basically jumped up and down of joy:)lol.

I believe it was $19.99 and it comes with the Washi Tape Dispenser, and 20 washi tapes:) How Awesome is that?!:)

The back of the box has a lot of great ideas on how to use the washi tape:) I started putting the washi tape in the dispenser by twos, but soon realized that you can put 3 of the small rolls of washi tape in one slot, and 2 big rolls of washi tape in another slot.

Ok so my intention was to keep the Washi Tape Dispenser clean, and organized, but that didn't last very long lol. I took advantage of a sale that Consumer Crafts had awhile ago for $1.00 washi tape. So that meant that my new Washi Tape Dispenser ended up looking like the small picture on the left. Stocked to the top and over filled lol. Its ok though, because I really like having the Washi Tape Dispenser on top of my desk where I have my washies in sight so I can remember to use them in my projects.

So if you have a Costco close to your home, and want one of these great Washi Dispenser's go check it out ASAP because once they sale out, it's not promised they will get more. Think how cool this would be as a Christmas gift for a crafty friend or relative:)  

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dr. Who Happy Birthday Banner

Hello Fellow crafters:) Hope everyone is doing well! I have an awesome project to share with all of you today. I made a Dr. Who birthday banner for my boyfriend's surprise party. Ok for all you Whovians out there, you know that Dr. Who party supplies is not sold at our local party supplies store, lol. So what does that mean for us Whovians? That we need to get crafty and create our own party supplies lol. And that's what I did. I got my Cricut out, and made a simple but I think very cute Birthday banner:)lol.

This is my first time making a banner of any kind, so I am rather proud of how my first banner turned out lol.

I used my Gypsy to layout the letters on the virtual 12x12 cutting mat so I can get the most out of my 12x12 Tardis blue paper. The letters were cut out with my Cricut machine at 5 inches each. The letters are from the Hanna Montana Cricut Cartridge. I used some silver and blue stickels and alternated colors between letters. I don't think you can tell from the pictures but I put little dots of stickles all around the letter.

Ok the cute little white marshmallow thing is called an Adipose. It is a character from Dr. Who. As you can probably tell, it was hand drawn lol. Let me tell you, these things may look easy to draw but they are not lol. My sister inlaw helped me draw the Adipose. Thanks Cris!

I went online and got some pictures of villains featured in Dr. Who, I printed them, fussy cut them out,and glued them down to some of the letters of the banner.

I used my crop-a-dile to punch two holes in each letter to run some silver curly string (the string used on balloons). The twirly blue shiny streamers and stars in the background are from party city:)lol

Well that's it for me today. All I can say, is that I had so much fun making this banner. I think I will be making more banners in the future, maybe some holiday ones.

I would like to enter my banner in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays: Challenge 176 Happy Birthday Sentiments
Challenges 4 everybody: Challenge 31 Anything Goes
Brownsugar Challenge: Challenge 64 Blue Gray and White

Make sure to stop by these fun challenges and join in on the fun.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Friday, September 27, 2013

18th Birthday Card

Hello Crafty Friends! Today I have a card/tag to share:) Today is my youngest brother's 18th B-day, and I made him a card/tag to go along with his gift. The reason I called it a card/tag is because the tag is pretty big that it serves as a card:)lol.

Isn't it cute!?!!! :)lol. It came out just how I envisioned, and it came together so quick, yay!

The cute robot and the stars are from Peachy Keens Stamp Club PKSC-14 February 2013 stamp set. The adorable face is from PK-145 Piles of 3/4 Smiles. The happy birthday sentiment came from PK-106 With a Cherry on Top. The sentiment originally comes with both words together, but I stamped and cut the sentiment in half.

I used the 4 x 6 Journal Die from My Creative Time's Stitched 4 x 6 Journal Die set, to make my tag. Since its a pretty big tag I decided to use it as a card as well:) I stamped the sentiment "Birthday wishes for you" on the back of the tag and plan on writing a little something for my brother like I would on a card. The Birthday wishes sentiment is from the Its all about you stamp set from My Creative Time. The brother sentiment came from the "Here's look-in at you" also from My Creative Time.

The paper is from My Mind's Eye "Home" stack. I used my Spectrum Nior markers to color the robot. Colors BG3  and BG5. The sequence and twine are from my stash:) I used a black marker pen for the stitching and a green gel pen for the green accent on the robot.

I would like to enter my card/tag into the following challenges:
My Creative Time for me:Designer Challenge Miss Cindy
Ooh-la-la Creations: Challenges Magnificent men
Seize the Birthday: Seize the Birthday
Tammy Scrapin Corner: Challenge 81
The Paper Shelter: Challenge 130 Stitching real or faux
abc Challenge: Very Cute
Crafts4eternity:Challenge 43 Anything Goes

If you get a chance, join in on the fun and play along with these fun challenges:)

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leaving me a comment. Stay tune, I have some Dr. Who projects I am working on for an upcoming surprise party for ... (I wont say any names in case they decided to stop by my blog lol;). Have a great day everybody!

Peace. Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Teacher X-mas Card

Hello Crafty friends! Hope everyone is having a great day:)
I have a card to share with you today. I made this cutie to fit a few challenges. Hope you like it:)lol.

What do you guys think? When I first saw that adorable penguin I pictured him with some nerdie glasses lol. So I used Emma's "Here's Lookin At You" stamp set for the glasses and colored them red. I fussy cut them and used Peachy Keen "PK-482 Winter Wonderland Face Assortment.

The sentiment "Merry Christmas" and the penguin are from Peachy Keens July 2013 Stamp of the month club set. 
I also used some of Emma's dies on my card. I used the "Stitched Doily Die." Tag Dies" and one that I dont remember the name of right now, and I dont have the set in front of me sorry! I stamped the sentiment "Teacher" on this die, the sentiment came from Emma's My Teacher Rocks stamp set.
I ran my tag die through a Cuttle bug folder that I inked up, before running through the Cuttle bug to give some extra flare to my tag. 

Here's a close up of the adorable penguin! I know that I will be using this stamp again lol. I colored the hat, scarf, glasses and apple with my Spectrum Nior markers. Which reminds me the apple is from Peachy Keens Club of the month stamp set. And I do apologize again, I dont have the name of the stamp set,  I think it was in Augusts 2012 stamp set. 
I added some ribbon, sequins and twin and my card was complete.  

 I will like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Peachy Keen:Anything Goes
Peachy Keen Connection: Challenge 2
challenges4everybody: Challenge 28 Anything Goes
Curtain Call Challenge
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Paper play time: Use 3 different papers
Tammys scrapin corner: Challenge 79
abc Challenge: U for unlimited
The Paper Shelter: Challenge-127 back to school

Well that's all for me today. Make sure you check out the great challenges that all these blogs have to offer.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me some bloggy love :) I love reading your comments.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wood Letters

Hello fellow crafters! I have a cute and quick project to share with you guys today.

Peachy Keen always has some awesome challenges, and this week the challenge is to make a 3D project with a Pet Theme. How fun huh?

I have never painted wooden letters before, but let me tell you they were so much fun and relaxing to paint:)

I used acrylic paints that I had bought awhile ago from Michaels. I was excited to do some painting because I was going to get a chance to use my new paint brushes. I got these paint brushes on clearance from a BigLots that was closing down in our neighborhood.

My painting skills are not the best, but it was still fun painting and giving each letter a design.

I used some of my Peachy Keen stamps on the letters. The bones on the x letter and the paws on one of the I's are from Peachy Keens PK-1331 Dog Background size A2 set and PKSC-20 August 2013 release. I used some paint on the paws to make them stand out but left the bones as is.

The letters spell out Pixie, my boyfriends dog. Ok I have to say she's my dog to, she's adorable and such a sweet German Shepherd, lol. Im thinking of spraying the letters with a sealer and gluing them to the front of her house:)

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

Make sure to check out these amazing challenge blogs and join in on the fun:) 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me some bloggie love! I love reading your comments:)

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L. 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

BFF Bday Card

Hello Crafty Friends:) Hope everyone doing good today! I have a card to share with y'all today.

I made this card last night to fit a few challenges, but my overall theme is an office supplies theme lol. The Peachy Keen Connection has a really cool challenge going on right now to celebrate their new monthly release. One of the challenges is to create a project using an office supply theme. This was my take on it:)

I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash for the layout of my card.

At the office we have, file folders, paper clips and tape. Ok so we have more supplies then that, but I wanted to use these three things on my card. For tape I used washi tape. Ok let me just tell you, this was the first time I used washi tape, (I know Im late, lol) but it was so much fun :)lol. Im glad I took advantage of the sale and order all different ones. 
The cool colored paper clips I got recently at the Dollar Store. The paper I used on my card was from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies Stack. 

The file folder I used is one of Emma's  (at My Creative Time) new die. It is fabulous, I am so going to use this more often:) I also used her new "Stitched Square Bubbles" and "More of my Favorite Sayings" stamp set.

For the images, and sentiments, I used Peachy Keen's Pk-192 Somebunny Special for the "Friends Forever" sentiment. PK-125 Recess Jump Rope Girl for the image and PK-106 With a Cherry on Top for the inside of my sentiment.

Super easy to make and super fun:)

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Peachy Keen: Challenge 13-31 Anything Goes
Peachy Keen Connection August 2013 Release Challenge 2
Sketch and Stash: Challenge 118
Challenges 4 Everybody: Challenge 26 Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas: Craft it up link it up 12
Whimsy Inspires: Challenge 62
2 Creative Chicks: Challenge 5 Anything goes for kids

Make sure to check out the challenges on these wonderful blogs, and join in on the fun:) Thank you all so much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave me a comment.

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Warm Holiday Fun Tag

Hello everyone! So excited to be back and start crafting and posting stuff on my blog again. Thank you so much for hanging in there with me and not leaving me cus I haven't posted in awhile. I was able to do some late night crafting last night:) Yay!

Today I have a cute and simple Tag I made to fit a few challenges.

 Ok, so when I saw the photo inspiration from Peachy Keen, I got a beach holiday theme project idea in my head. I dont know why :)lol. Not necessarily Christmas related, but with a flare of Christmas spirit, like if your on an island or tropical place having a warm holiday vacation, if that makes sense lol.

Loved all the shades of green and blues, so that's what I tried to use throughout my tag.

The palm tree, starfish, beach ball and sail boat are from Peachy Keens Stamp of the month set PKSC-18 June 2013 set. I stamped, and colored with my Spectrum Nior markers and cut them out.

As always, I love to use Emma's, My Creative Time products in my projects, the tag came form her "Tag Die set". The sentiment came from her "Warm Holiday Fun stamp set" and the ocean waves are from her new "Stitched Cartoon Cloud Dies." Cool way to use the clouds huh:)?

I popped up the palm tree, the star fish, and some of the ocean waves to give more depth to the tag. Then I went a little Stickles crazy lol. That's what I use to make my sand on the tag.

I would like to enter my tag into a few challenges:
Peachy Keens: Photo-inspiration Challenge
My Creative Time for me: Designer Challenge
Cut it up Challenges: Celebrate Summer
Challenges 4everybody: Challenge 25- Anything Goes 
Paper Crafting Journey: Punches and or die cuts challenge
My Shericrafts: Challenge 115
Crafts 4eternity: Anything Goes

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving me a comment. I love hearing from you, especially after so long of not posting:)lol. Have a great day everyone!

Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
Monica L.