Sunday, October 31, 2010

Christmas Cards Made Easy MTME Release Day

Hi Everybody. Today is Release Day at MTME.You can take your wish list and place your order :). I have a long post today with some fun Christmas ideas, so grab your cup of coffee and join me as I show you all the goodies I have made.

The first card that I have made using the Dashing Threw the Snow and Secret Santa stamp sets. I heat embossed my sleigh and gifts giving it a bit of sparkle. The snowflake paper is a freebie from MTME , you can grabs yours here.

My second card was so much fun to make . I cut the card with MTME Homemade card and Envelope cut file. The stamp set is called Sugar and Spice by Catherine Doucette. This stamp set has 17 sweet images to decorate any card or house. This set combined with the Gingersnaps is also available in digital form.

 My last gift idea for the day is a Ginger Snap recipe card with matching cookie bag. This was so fast and simple to make. For my card I used brown and red CS with Ga Ga for gingham digital paper. The cute little Ginger-man is from the Stamp set The Ginger snaps. I stamped my bag with the Gingersnap Family, and added a tag.

 Thank you so much for taking the time to join me today. Make sure to stop by the other DT blogs to see what they have created with these Cute Stamp sets, Cut files, digital paper, and digital stamps that are all being release today at MTME . If I have left anything out or if you have any questions don't hesitate to e-mail me :)

My Time Made Easy Design Team:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

MTME Sneak Peeks Day 3 Anyway You Slice it!!

Hi Everybody ..Today is Sneak Peek Day 3 for MTME. Today My project is made with the Anyway You Slice it Template. I have chosen to make a Reindeer, but there are endless things to create with this template. Here are a few examples, Christmas tree, Party Hat, Flag, Sandwich, fruit slice just to name a few.

I have cut  Any Way you can Slice it  with brown, Cut the eyes with a circle punch, added some Mistletoe leaves (a fun new cut file) for her ears.I am sure it will be snowing up at the north pole so I added a touch of snow to her ears.  Added a button nose and topped off with a ribbon..Isn't she Kah-ute!!

Here is a picture when the template is open. I will be putting reindeer food inside .

This Trendy tag is one of the cut files that is available this month. I used the stamp set Created by Catherine Doucette called Secret Santa(This set is also available in digital)

And last but not least my card to match. The back ground paper was made combining one of my favorite Stamp sets Argyle Amazement and  Secret Santa. I airbrush my background with Copic markers (Chalk is also very nice and easy to use if you don't have the airbrush system). The Reindeer are from the stamp set called Dashing Threw the Snow( Also available in digital). I added some ribbon with a few Gems on the bottom.

Here is the Poem on the inside of the card. My Three girls used to spread this magic mixture every Christmas Eve..The sparkle in their eyes was priceless as they waited in anticipation for  Santa and his reindeer to arrive.. Thanks for joining me today. Make sure you stop by the other DT member to see what they have created today:)..Monique

                                                        Debbie Marcinkiewicz

Good Luck!!

Today I am sharing a card that I am putting in The Shabby Tea room challenge. This week the challenge is to CASE a DT member. I have chosen to case Clare. First of all I knew I had to find some really pretty paper.. And that I did. Second of all my hat goes off to all the card makers that use these long swirled gems!! I tried one and it ended up in a big ball of sticky-ness.. ok will try again.. this time I cut off the access paper and tried to do a bit at a time well the swirls were not swirls and it ended up in a big ball of sticky-ness. I know you guys know what I am talking about lol. So I e-mail Lynn She always has strings of beauty on her cards. Third time with a bit of help and well this is what I came up with..Thanks Lynn :)... Well that is it for me today. Thanks for stopping by..Monique

Paper: Orange & vanilla CS K& Company Nature
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Ink: Memento Black
Sewing Machine, Gems, Twine, lace, Flower, Tag punch & Button

Friday, October 29, 2010

MTME Sneak Peeks Day 2 Carry it!

Hi Everybody this is my second post for the November MTME release. I hope that you have been inspired by all the great gift ideas.

 I made this template out of Red, Black and White. When I showed it to my family and asked what they saw, I got all kinds of answers but not the one I was looking for... So my blogging friends what do you see?.. I hope you see Red suit, White beard and Black belt.. That is what my inspiration was for this template.

 With a CAS look , I have added the Mistletoe leaves cut file with a little hint that Santa was here :). 

 My card also CAS using the Word Believe from the stamp set Secret Santa with a few add Fanciful Flourishes on a Trendy Tag Cut file. The Poinsettia is made from using the first 3 layers of the cut file and I sized down the Mistletoe down to fit my card. . Thank you for joining me these last couple exciting days .  Make sure to see what the other DT members have made for you today :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MTME Sneak Peeks & Some Exciting News

Today is such an exciting day for me. To start with I am sharing my Sneak Peeks with you for MTME November release. I have been anxiously waiting for this day to Share the exciting news that Lauren has asked me to join MTME as a permanent designer. I am so excited to be joining this Talented and Fun Team.. Thank you :) This Month Lauren will be releasing 4 Christmas Stamp sets, 3 templates , digital paper, digital stamps and cut files.Today I am sharing a new Template called Star of the Show.

This cute template goes together in just minutes. I cut the base of the template with MTME digital paper called Throw me a line. The top is cut with green and layered again with throw me a line to match. Before I assembled the top I used a border punch to give it a bit of an edge :).. The Poinsettia is a cut file that is available on November 1st. I used Laurens Tutorial for the rambling rose to assemble it.This gives texture and depth to my poinsettia. Final touches of sparkle and ta da a super cute gift box.

Here is the box opened. I have filled it full of gift tags. This tag cut file is available at MTME. I cut two tags, one in vanilla and the other in a solid color,I cut the solid one  half and added a border. The stamps that I have used are new this month. Secret Santa by Catherine Doucette and Dashing Threw the snow. (These are also available in digital form)

 Here is a close up of the tags. Aren't they sweet. This is going to make a perfect Secret Santa gift.

To finish off my  gift I have made this matching card. I Stamped my BG paper with the snowflake from the Secret Santa Stamp set and did a bit of sewing around the edges. My tag is made with Pretty Pieces cut files Called Trendy Tags.  These tags are great you can size them up to your project. They are all fun and fancy!!All of these new products will be for sale on (November 1st)Thank you for joining me on this exciting day. Hope you have enjoyed my project  and started your wish list as you head on over to see what the other DT members have created. :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy Halloween..

 Hi everybody. Today is Tree House Challenge Day. This week at Tree House Stamps the challenge is "Things that go bump in the night"  Stop by Tree House Stamps Store for all these cute Images. That's it for me but make sure to stop by the rest of the DT blogs and see what they have created... Thanks for stopping by...Monique


Stamps: Tree House Digital Stamps
Paper: Black & Green cs, Scrap Halloween paper
Ink: Copic Markers
Nestabilities, ribbon, border punch, glitter glue, embossing folder

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sleigh Bells Ring

Happy Hump Day Everybody!!  Today I am playing with a brand new Challenge it is called Create For fun. Mona Pendleton is Starting the fun new Challenge. I am also combining Mona's colors with Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge this week...Here is my take..Thanks for stopping by today :)...Monique


Paper: Green & Tan CS, CC Merry & Bright
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Ink: Su creamy Carmel, Memento Black
Nestabilities, Bells, Twine, MS border Punch, Poinsettia

Another Gift for you :)

Happy Tuesday Friends.. What am I happy for?..Well I am happy for a lot of things but today I am over joyed that the snow we got yesterday is gone today. It is easier for the kids to trick or treat with sneakers on instead of winter boots lol... Today I am sharing another tag that I have made for the Tag you're it challenge over at The Waltzing Mouse. I love Beautiful Christmas tags & Christmas tags are so much fun to make :)... Well that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by ..Monique

Paper: Red & Vanilla Cs
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Ink: SU Handsome Hunter & Memento Black
Nestabilities, Poinsettias, Twine, Paper Piercing, Ribbon and Gems

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pimp My Ride Oct 25 TS

This week at Totally Stampalicious is a color challenge. The colors to use are Purple, Green & Black. These are great for Halloween but I have decided to use them as  Christmas colors.. Look at Stella's She is so Sassy. I have used one of  Mojo Monday's Sketch160.  Well that is it for me but make sure to stop by the Totally Stampalicous Challenge blog and see what the other Design Team Members have made....Thanks for stopping by today..Monique

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo
Paper: Black and Purple cs, AMM Meadow PP
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
MS border punch, sparklers, Gems, embossing folder, Ribbon & paper piercing

Home Tweet Home KD OCT 25

Hi Everybody.. Today is my Last post as a Guest Designer at Karen Doodles Challenge Blog. I have had so much fun.Thank you for having me :)This weeks Challenge all sewn up use stitching on your project Faux or real. I have used a fancy stitch that my sewing machine offers on my card.   I have used the stamp called Home Tweet Home .Check out Karen Doodle's Store she has so many cute images. "Be sure to stop by the Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you". Thank you for stopping by today...Monique

Stamps: Karen Doodle Digital Stamps, & PTI Bird Watching Sentiment
Paper: Cream & Blue Cs, KC Devon shire Collection PP
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing Machine

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Gift for You

Hi Everybody.. Here is a gift project that I am entering in two challenges. The first one is called " Tag You're it". Claire over at Waltzing Mouse is challenging us to make Beautiful Christmas Tags. And Over at Just Us Girls is template week. So I thought what a great gift combination this would make. I have used MTME Template called Pick of the Petals. My tag may look a bit blurry but I think it is just the picture because it is stamped on Velumn.  Well that's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by..Monique :)

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Paper: Vanilla cs, KC Deck The Halls & Holly, CC Mitten Weather
Ink: SU Handsome Hunter & Memento Black
MTME Template, Hat Pins, Ribbon Poinsettias, Nestabilities, Lace.

You're so Special

Here is a card that I have made for Flutter By Wednesday Challenge. This week is open just make sure you use a fairy, butterfly, or Angel on your project or card. I found this Adorable little fairy at Mo's Digital Pencil...Look at her chubby little legs.. Well that is it for me , thanks for visiting me today :)

Paper: Green, pink & white Cs. MM Kids Collection
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil & PTI Mailbox Greetings
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, ribbon, Pearls, MS border punch, Sizzix flowers, Leaf punch

Friday, October 22, 2010

Have a Wicked Good Time

 First of all I would like to thank everybody for the well wishes. My surgery went well, and I am now back at home getting inky like I should be lol... I have a few Challenges I would like to play along with this week. Today I am playing along with the Shabby Tea Room. The challenge is to take inspiration from the photo. Using the colors or theme of the picture. I have chosen to use the colors and make another Halloween card.. Here is my take on the Challenge...Thank you for joining me today..Monique :)

Paper: Black, cream, orange and purple cs, Recollections Halloween PP
Stamps: MTME A spooky surprise
Ink: Memento black & copic markers
Penny Duncan Pumpkin cute files, ribbon, ms border punch, sewing machine, Black Tulle