Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Anything Goes


Here there, and welcome back for another Blog Hop for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team!  We were challenged with Anything Goes!  So I pulled out the Pumpkin Faces Stamp Set along with the Super Sentimental Stamp Set.  I stamped my pumpkins onto some Neenah Cream Cardstock and then colored them in with Arteza Colored Pencils.  I fussy cut them out and set them back in a frame that I cut out of Pickle Glitterstock.


I stamped some more pumpkins on the inside of my card and used a scrap of the Autumn Foliage Paper as well.  I love all of the dimension on this card, and the colors are so fun.


If you'd like to see how I made it, you can watch it here:


Be sure to hop around and check out what the rest of the team has been up to!


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- September Paper Pads

Hello friends, and welcome back for another Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop!  We were challenged to use the brand new papers from the store, and let me tell ya. . .it was hard to choose which paper pack to grab from.  If you haven't seen the new papers, you have got to, because they are GORGEOUS!  

I finally settled on using the Autumn Foliage paper along with the Jars of Love stamp set.  These two just seemed meant to be.  I colored my images with Arteza EverBlend Markers, but decided to use a fairly simple layout, because I wanted those papers to really stand out.


If you'd like to see how I made it, I do have a video up on my channel:


And be sure to hop along with the rest of the team to see what they've made with the new papers!  You won't want to miss them:


Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- October Subscription Items


Hello there!  Welcome back for another Blog Hop for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team!  Today we are going to be showcasing the latest Subscription Products for the month of October.  The products I used for October are the Embossing Powder of the Month called Wicked, and the Stamp of the Month.

I decided to make some Halloween treat bags.  Both of my fangs were stamped using some Embossing Ink onto some Sidewalk Cardstock.  The green fangs were made with the Wicked Embossing Powder. . .so cool right?!  My lace background was made using a previous Die of the Month called Tile (but it is still available).

And check out the patterned paper that I used!  It's called Haunted Mansion and it is new as well!


If you'd like to see how I made these bags, I do have a video up on my channel here:


And be sure to check out what the rest of the team has been up to!  You won't want to miss the awesome inspiration that they have in store for you!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday, fellow crafters!  I'm back with another Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop, and this time it was an Anything Goes challenge.

I decided to ink up the Autumn Essentials Stamp set and use my Aqua Pigments to loosely paint the images.  I just love that border of pumpkins.  After stamping and painting, I backed it with some Tangerine Glitterstock and mounted it to a Lunch Bag Cardstock base.  The last bit of embellishment was to add some Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color Metallic Mustard Gold.

It may not feel like Fall out there, but I'm ready for it!


Be sure to hop along with the rest of the team to see how they interpreted the challenge.  I guarantee you won't want to miss each one!


Thanks for stopping by!



Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Decorative Details

Happy Wednesday, crafty friends!  I'm back with another card for the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop.  We were challenged to use Decorative Details.  I decided to take the Die of the Month for September called, Flourish, and cut out a decorative detail from it to use to frame my images for the Trick or Treat set.  I used Charcoal Glitterstock and it worked beautifully!


If you'd like to see how I made this card, you can check it out here:


Be sure to check out the rest of the team's take on the challenge of Decorative Details!  You won't want to miss any of them.

Vicki

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- September Subscription Items

Happy Wednesday, fellow crafters!  I'm back again with a card for this week's Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team Blog Hop, and this week we were challenged to use the September Subscription items.  I chose to use the Stencil of the Month, the Stamp Club stamp, and the Embossing Powder of the Month.

These wine bottle tags came together so easily.  I sprayed my tags with some Distress Oxide Spray, and then embossed the Stencil image with the Embossing Powder of the Month.  I stamped the image using a watercolor technique in which you put your inks all over your image, and then spritz your image with some water before you stamp it.  When you stamp you'll end up with a watercolored look for your stamping. . .so cool.


If you'd like to see how I made these, I did make a video.



Now be sure to head to the rest of the Inspiration Team's blogs for my September Subscription inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Patterned Paper

Happy Wednesday, y'all!  I'm back for another Blog Hop Wednesday with Brutus Monroe, and this time we are using Patterned Papers.  I stamped the Alley Cat stamp onto some Rustic Flowers paper, and then stamped it again onto some Neenah Cream cardstock so that I could use my Arteza EverBlend Markers on the windows.  I fussy cut those out and attached them to my patterned paper.  The sentiment is from the Feathered Homes stamp set.


If you'd like to see how I made this card, you can see it here on my YouTube Channel:



Be sure to hop around to see what the rest of the team made with this challenge:

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Brutus Monroe Blog Hop -- Anything Goes

Hey there crafty friends!  It's another Wednesday, and that means we are doing another Blog Hop with the Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team!  This week we were challenged to make an Anything Goes card, so I decided to ink up a stamp I hadn't inked up yet.  This one is called the Birthday Bear, and that background in the Spiral Clouds.  I just love these two images together.


I stamped out my clouds using some Embossing Ink and then covered it with the Embossing Powder of the month - Gadgets and Gizmos.  My bear was stamped with the Raven Detail Ink, and then everything was colored with Aqua Pigments.  Those are just so fun to color with.  My sentiment is from the Tree of Thanks set.

If you'd like to see how I made this card, I have a video on my channel:


Be sure to head to the rest of the team's blogs for my inspiration and to see all of the awesome things they made for the Anything Goes challenge!


Thanks for stopping by!


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!