Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Interactive Cards

Welcome back to my blog my crafty friends!  Today is the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop, and we were challenged to make interactive cards.  I chose a shaker, because I just love shakers.  Seriously, if there is one within reach I can't seem to stop shaking them, lol.  


This card uses both the Paper Cranes set and the Feathered Friends set from Brutus Monroe.  I stamped my cranes onto some Heat Resistant Vellum and then ran them through my Xyron Sticker Maker, so that the adhesive wouldn't show through the vellum.  I'm so happy with how this turned out.  If you'd like to see how I made it, I have a video for you.


And be sure to hop around and check out the rest of the team's take on Interactive Cards.  You won't be disappointed on all of the creativity!



Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- August Subscription Items

Hello there!  It's Wednesday, and y'all know what that means. . .Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop time!  This time we were challenged to make cards using the August Subscription items.  All of the Subscription products are awesome, so I couldn't wait to get inky.


I used the Die of the Month - Tile, and cut out my background, and then embossed it with the Embossing Powder of the Month - Gadgets and Gismos.  I couldn't resist making a shaker, so I filled one of the Shaker Pouches with some sequins and things from my stash.  Those pouches make it so easy to make shakers.

The Steampunk Owl is the new Stamp of the Month, and I thought it looked so good embossed with the Embossing Powder of the Month.  To color it I used some Aqua Pigment in the color Penny.  This card was quite fun to make :)

If you'd like to see how I made it you can watch the video:


Now be sure to check out the rest of the team's blogs so you can see what they made with the new August Subscription Products.


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Aqua Pigments


Hey everyone, and welcome back to my blog for another Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop!  This week we were challenged to use Aqua Pigments, and I couldn't wait to play along.

I used the Aqua Pigment Paper along with the gorgeous Botanical Banners Stamp set.  I stamped my image using Embossing Ink, and then coated it with Raven Ultra Fine Embossing Powder.  That gorgeous image was colored using the Aqua Pigment colors in Coral, Orange, Yellow Green, and Brass.


Once I was done coloring and assembling the card, I stamped the roses one more time on the inside of the card.  It was stamped with the Embossing Ink to give it that watermark effect.


I also have a video if you'd like to watch the process of how I made this card.



Be sure to head to the rest of the Inspiration Team's blogs for more Aqua Pigment inspiration.  You are going to love what they have made for you!


Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It's Blog Hop Wednesday for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team, and our challenge this week was Anything Goes.  I pulled out my Grateful Stamp along with the gorgeous Fresh Squeeze 6x6 paper and did a little ombre stamping.


Once I was done doing the ombre stamping, I stamped over the top of it with Embossing Ink and then covered that with Icicle Embossing Powder for extra interest.  I'm so happy with how this one turned out :)

If you'd like to see how I made this, I have a video for you:



Be sure to hop around to the rest of the team's blogs to see what they came up with!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- T.V. Movies

Hey there!  Welcome back for the weekly Inspiration Team Blog Hop for Brutus Monroe!  This week we were challenged to come up with a card that was inspired by a T.V. show or movie.  My card is based off of my guilty pleasure show. . .Married at First Sight, lol.  

I used the beautiful set called Special Day.  I stamped it onto my background, and also onto some shimmer white cardstock that I had in my stash from years ago.  I fussy cut the dress out and popped it up using foam tape.  I added a small strip of Charcoal Glitterstock to the side, and stamped my sentiment onto some Heat Resistant Vellum using Embossing Ink and then covered that with Mic Drop Embossing Powder.  I tried my hand at the Glue Sponge, once again, and I think I really like it. It adhered the vellum nicely to the front.


I do have a video if you'd like to see exactly how I made this card.


Be sure to hop around to see the rest of the team's interpretation of this challenge.  I know there are some super clever cards ;)


Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Subscription Items


Hey y'all!  And welcome back to my blog.  I'm here for another Wednesday Blog Hop with the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team.  This week we were challenged to use Subscription items.  I chose to use the Die of the Month, which is frankly just gorgeous.  I cut it out of the Lunch Box Cardstock, while my background was made using the new Night Shift Embossing Powders that were just released.  I love how they shift from that black as you look at it head on, to the various colors as you turn it in and out of the light.


I have a video for how I made this card and how I used those powders with the Die if you'd like to check that out.


Be sure to hop around and check out with the rest of the team came up with for this challenge.  You are sure to be very inspired!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Fabulous Foliage

Hello there, and welcome back to my blog for the weekly Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop!  This week we were challenged to make a card with Fabulous Foliage.  Brutus Monroe has a lot of wonderful stamp set options for a challenge like this, so I chose the Feathered Friends stamp.


I started out stamping my images using Raven Detail Ink onto some Aqua Pigment Paper.  Using the Waffle Flower Water Media Mat, I painted my branches with several different Aqua Pigments.  I cut out some circles and fussy cut out my branches.  They were popped up for dimension using foam tape, and everything was placed onto a Lunch Bag card base.

If you'd like to see the process video on how I made this card, you can head to my YouTube Channel.



Be sure to hop around and check out what the rest of the team has made for this fun challenge!  And thanks for stopping by :)


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- ATCs



Hello there, and welcome back to another Wednesday blog hop with the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team!  Our challenge this week was ATCs, and if you've never given them a go (which I never had, gasp!), then you need to get crafty.  ATC stand for Artist Trading Cards, and they measure approximately 3"x4".

I started out by stamping my image, which is the Mix Tape stamp that measures 4x6.  It was the perfect size for a panel that I could cut down to make 2 ATCs.  I used some watercolor paper and stamped the image using Raven Detail Ink.  I taped it down to my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat using some washi tape, and then wet my paper with my water brush.  I used three different Aqua Pigments in the colors Yellow, Turquoise, and Red. I let those color mix to make my rainbow.

Once it was dry I splattered some Gilded Aqua Pigment paint all over the panel, let that dry and then trimmed it down.  I also trimmed down some Lunch Bag cardstock for my bases.


 Using the new Bold Alpha Uppercase - Outline stamp, I stamped the word DUDE onto several panel of the Lunch Bag cardstock, and then painted each letter in using the Gilded Aqua Pigment paint.


I assembled everything at this point, and ended up getting 6 ATCs that I can either pass out as is, or add to card fronts later on.  I love the size of these and the bright bold colors.


Can you believe I had never made ATCs before?!  


Now it's time for you to hop around and see what the rest of the team has created for this challenge.  Once you're done with that, you should get a little inky and try your hand at them :). Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Anything Goes

Hey there, and welcome to the Brutus Monroe Blog Hop, which is the theme of Anything Goes!  I just to ink of this new 6x6" stamp called Alley Cat.  I embossed it with Raven Ultra Fine embossing powder and colored it with my Arteza Real Brush Markers.  


I used a couple of enamel heart stickers to highlight the cats and mounted the whole panel to a Lunch Bag card base.  I have a process video if you are interested in seeing how I made this card:


Be sure to hop along and check out all of the wonderful inspiration from the Inspiration Team!  You don't want to miss a single project :)


Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- New Stamps

Hello there!  If you just stumbled upon my blog, then welcome to the Inspiration Team Blog Hop for Brutus Monroe!  This month the hop is all about the new stamps that were just released.  If you haven't had an opportunity to check out all of the amazing new goodness, head on over to the store to see it all. . .because you are sure to find something that you'll love.


For my card today, I'm using the new set called Special Day.  It features a beautiful dress and three lovely sentiments.  To start out I pulled out my Aqua Pigment Paper, the Raven Detail Ink, the Raven Ultra Fine embossing powder, and Aqua Pigments in the colors Pink, Orange, and Pearl.  Using my Waffle Flower Water Media Mat, I started to messy paint with the Aqua Pigments until I was happy with the results.  Then I splattered the leftover color all over my background.


Next I stamped that gorgeous dress right onto my background.  On a separate piece of Aqua Pigment Paper I stamped the dress once again, and then fussy cut it out using my Brutus Monroe Scissors.  I then adhered the dress over the top of the dress on my background using foam tape.  


My sentiment was stamped using Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink, and then covered with the Raven Ultra Fine Embossing Powder, and heat set until the powder was smooth and melted.  Finally my panel was glued to the front of a white card base.


Be sure to hop along to check out what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to with these new stamps. . .you're sure to be inspired!



Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop


Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!  I'm so excited to be joining the Brutus Monroe team in this week's blog hop.  I really enjoyed Guest Designing for the month of May, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I made. 

For my card today, I pulled out the adorable Cat Life stamp set.  I stamped the cats onto some XPress It Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored in the images with Copic markers.  My sentiment was stamped onto some Lunch Box Cardstock, and then I started the assembly of my card.  Those cute cats were fussy cut out and then popped up using foam tape.  I finished it all off with some Postbox Red Nuvo Vintage Drops.

If you'd like to see how I made this card, I have a video below.

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to hop along with the rest of the team and get inspired along the way!









Monday, May 13, 2019

May Guest Designer for Brutus Monroe - Feathered Sentiments

I'm back with another card as a Guest Designer for May!  So head on over to the Brutus Monroe Blog to check out my post! 


And check out the video on my channel down below if you'd like to see how I made it!


Monday, May 6, 2019

May Guest Designer for Brutus Monroe


 Hey there!  Head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog to see the project I made as a May Guest Designer!  


And here's the video if you'd like to see how I made it :)



Saturday, March 30, 2019

Scrapping for Less March 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit Guest Design


A message from Teresa:

I cannot believe it has been 2 years since Scrapping for Less unveiled the first Flavor of the Month Card Kit. From selling 10 kits that first month; 5 of those being subscriptions to hundreds each month only 2 years later; I feel truly blessed to be able to bring this program to you each month. But not only that, I feel truly blessed to call each and every one of my customers part of the SFL family. So, this month we bring you a whole kit of Celebrations, Ice Cream Celebrations, Baby Celebrations, Birthday Celebrations, and Friendship Celebrations. Thanks so very much for all of your support. Hop along and see the inspiration the Design Team and Guest Designers have for you today. Head to Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month page to purchase your kit. And if you happened upon this blog or paragraph make sure you go back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!

Hey y'all!  I'm so excited to be Guest Designing once again for Scrapping for Less this month, as I get to show you the March 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit!  Like all of their kits, this one is an absolute winner, filled with lots of goodies to get your card making creative juices flowing!

 Here is my Ice Cream Celebration Card from Collection 1:

Here is my Happy Birthday card from Collection 2:

Here are my Baby cards using Collection 3:

Here is my Friendship card using Collection 4:

and finally here is my Banana Split card:

I also have a video on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see how I made each of these cards:


Once again be sure to hop along and see the inspiration the Design Team and Guest Designers have for you today. Head to Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month page to purchase your kit. And if you happened upon this blog or paragraph make sure you go back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter in the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize!

Your next stop in the hop will be Jennifer!  Have fun hopping!

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Scrapping for Less February 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit Guest Design



Whip It Up Recipe


5 Cute Image Stamps

4 Adorable Well Coordinated Pattern Papers

3 Embellishments per Mini Collection
2 Dies that are just right
1 Perfectly Coordinated Kit



Mix all together and you will create the most gorgeous and fantastic cards to share with your friends and family that are baking fans!



So hop on through and see what the design team has “whipped up” to inspire you!



All the ingredients for this great recipe can be found over on our Flavor of the Month page!

I am so super excited to be Guest Designing for Scrapping for Less this month!  Scrapping for Less has such a great selection of products, and their kits make it super easy dive in and get creative. 

My Cupcake Cutie card using the ingredients from Collection One:

 My Baked with Love card using ingredients from Collection Two:

My Let's Bake a Pie card using the ingredients from Collection Three:

My Cookies and Milk card using ingredients from Collection Four:

and finally my Banana Split Card:

I also have a video over on my YouTube channel if you'd like to see exactly how I made each card:



Be sure to head to the Scrapping for Less Blog for a chance to win a prize!  Now go get hopping and check out what the other designers have created using the February Flavor of the Month Kit!  From here head over to Teresa's blog!