Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MTME Wonderfully Wrapped

Hi guys just a little something I would like to share with you. December is a busy month for everybody so Lauren from MTME is not having a release this month but has a cute little template that she adding to the rest of the fabbi templates on MTME called Wonderfully Wrapped. I had so much fun with this template I made 2 :) Lets get to the deets!!

Ack !!! I hate to TooT my own whistle but I just love this set. It is intended for a pre-teen gift. Filling the template with gum, nail polish, face masks all those fun thing that pre-teens like. I made a matching purse gift card holder.:)
Lets start with The Wonderfully Wrapped Template. I cut it out in purple and then used MTME digital paper Confetti Star and Confetti Circles. My little tag was made with the Purse-onality cut file and stamped with Secret Santa and Dashing Threw the snow stamp sets. The ornament that I have added looks like a sore thumb in the picture but looks really cute in person. It was simple to make for the tutorial on that click HERE
A side View
The Tag with Purse-onality :)

Here is the Gift card Holder. I used the Purse-onality cut file again. Layer with Confetti Stars Digital paper. Wrapped it up with a little twine topped with a button and star and that is the perfect pre-teen Christmas gift :).

For my second gift set I went with more traditional colors. This for me is a CAS look. I used Pretty Poinsettia digital paper to layer. The single poinsettia is cut using the Perfect poinsettia cut file using Timeless Tradition digital paper.The stamps sets used are Dashing Threw the snow and Secret Santa sets.
The Template

My card.
And those are my samples. This is a really fun template with endless ideas and so easy make.  That is it for me but make sure to check out all the MTME girls blogs for more inspiration :) And don't forget about the MTME DT Gallery for many great ideas ...Monique

Monday, November 29, 2010


 Hello Everybody..Hope you are having a great week so far. I am actually getting things accomplished...Gotta love that feeling :)... I made a little something to put on my brothers gift. I am not a fan of doing masculine gifts of any sort especially homemade.!! I know I know that is not fair but I really struggle with them. I wanted to play along with The Play Date Cafe this week and the color challenge is to use Brown, Silver and Grey and I also wanted to play at JUGS cuz it is my favorite week. (Template Week) And  something just came to me and I love when that happens. I made this cute little sleigh from MTME... embellished and added this stocking gift holder from The Waltzing Mouse... embellished and Ta Da. Something homemade for my brother. and these pictures really don't do it justice..I have fine sliver thread that  have sewn on the sock patches..way to cute and I am super excited to give it to him :).. and he will be excited to get the gift card that is in the sock to !!!!I am also entering my project in some more challenges listed below... Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a MTME Blog hop... Well that is it for me today.. Thanks for stopping by...Monique

The Play Date Cafe- Brown, Grey, & Silver
Jugs- 3D template
The Shabby Tea Room- shaped card
Crafty creations- Christmas
The Bearly Scrap- Anything Goes
 Real Reasonable Ribbon- Christmas
Simon Says Stamp- Snow

Paper: Brown CS American Crafts PP
MTME Template, Waltzing Mouse Template, ribbon, Twine, jingle bells, sewing machine, snowflake brads

Anything Goes


Monday again ... It always amazes me how quickly Monday comes and goes. So time for another Totally Stampalicious Monday. We know that everyone's schedules are starting to get busy with the holiday's fast approaching, so we thought we'd make it real easy on ya by having an
That's right...ANYTHING!!!
Now we expect to have quite a few players for this one...but we've NEVER had 100 players or more! Soooo, if we go OVER the 100 player mark, we're going to give away a PRIZE valued at OVER $30!  Yayyy...Here is  my take on this weeks challenge. Thanks for stopping by today :)...Monique      

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/ Bugaboo
Paper: Kraft, PTI Berry Sorbet & pp
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Ribbon Nestabilities, border punch, sizzix flower, paper piercing

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Black Fridays Sales and a Card :)

I hope all my US friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving :)... I wanted to share some sales today and I card that I have made.

Today's card is made with The Totally Stampalicious Snowman set that is on sale this weekend. I have used a few challenges to create my card. The first challenge is a sketch challenge over at Stampin Royalty second is at Creative Cottage color challenge. You need to use nontraditional Christmas colors... That is about it for me today. I am hoping to work on my Christmas cards this weekend, decorate the house and hopefully I will have my blanket done and ready to post for Tuesday..Wish me luck lol...Thanks for stopping by today..Monique

My Time Made EasySAVE 20% OFF!!! ALL Pretty Impressions Stamp Sets (acrylic & digital)
and ALL our Pretty Printable Digital Paper From Friday November 26th – Monday November 29th Midnight EST.

The Twinery- will be giving 30% OFF EVERY order that comes through from Monday, November 29 from 12am-11:59 pm - ONLY MONDAY!! The code that you/everyone needs to use at checkout is: CRAZYSALE30

Totally Stampalicious- Willameana and the Snowmen sets on $9.95 each! For Fri, Sat, Sun only!! These two sets INCLUDE the digi sets as well.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sending Hugs and Kisses

Happy Hump day Everybody... Ever have one of those projects where you picture it way different than how it actually turns out. Well I had one of those days with this card... Oh well that it how to cookie crumbles. I used the stamped that I recently won over at Inked Inspirations. What a cutie pie... I am entering this card in a few challenges that I have listed below :)... That's it for me today short and sweet going to work on a few more cards then on the blanket!!!! Thanks for stopping by today :)..Monique

The Shabby Tea Room - Cards for a cause I have chosen Cards for Kids
Create for fun - Color Challenge Brown, Red & Tan
Tip top Tuesday- Layer On top Layer
Creative Inspirations- Christmas theme
Scrappy Frogs- Christmas Theme
A Spoonful of Sugar-Anything Goes

 Stamps: Belles n Whistles & MTME
Paper: Bearly Mine Digital Paper, Red & Tan CS
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, MS corner punch, Twinery Twine, Ribbon , Tag Punch, Lace, Embossing folder

Monday, November 22, 2010


Yes winter is here...and cold cold  brrr!! Hope your all keep warm today :)..Before, I get on to my post Catherine Doucette one of the MTME girls has a set of  Secret Santa stamps to give away.. check out all the details Here... 

 Look at me go using some stamps that I found from Last years stash!! This cute little snowman was so fun to color...I am entering this card in The Play Date Cafe challenge this week.. The challenge is to use Red, Olive and turquoise. I didn't know how I was going to add the turquoise since it is not a color that I use often. But as I am going threw all my things I was amazed on how many things I have with these colors...Look at that fab ribbon!!! Yahhh :)..I used this weeks sketch from Taylored expressions..and Caribbean Twiney Twine :)...Well that's it for me I have a card that I want to make for tomorrow and then back to the blanket lol..no not to cuddle in lol I need to finish it and I cant wait until it is done so I can show all of you:)...Thanks for stopping by today.. Monique:)

Stamps: Whipper Snapper Designs
Paper:Turquoise & white CS, Ac Jolly pp, Daisy D's PP
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Sewing Machine, paper piercing, Twine, Winter charm, buttons, Ribbon

Our Friendship has a lot of PERKS!!

 Monday means Totally Stampalicious Monday. Thank you everybody for the nice comments you left me for our Blog Hop on Thursday. I hope you had lots of fun hoping around.Be sure to Stop by the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see if you won :). This weeks challenge is warm up with a Hot Cuppa. Whether you like coffee, Tea or Hot chocolate create a card or project with some sort of Hot Beverage. For my project  have used the new stamp from this months release Attitude Ruby. I have made this To go cup with a MTME template and threw in a gift card. Perfect for any coffee lover or  give to a friend just because... Just a reminder be sure to play in the weekly challenges and you may be chosen to be our next Guest Designer. For all the details check out Totally Stampalicious Blog.Thank you for joining me today ..Monique


Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/ Bugaboo
Paper: White & Green cs, AC Jolly PP
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
MTME To Go template, ribbon Twinery Twine, Nestabilities, circle punch

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Jolly Good time

Happy Sunday Everybody!! Today I am playing with Just Us Girls!! They are having a color challenge and some great prizes since they are celebrating 700 followers..Congratulations JUGS!! So the colors this week are Black, Dark red, Yellow and White. I wanted to make a Christmas card with these colors..I know what your thinking BLACK for a Christmas card well this is what I have come up with and I {HEART} it..lol..I think I will be making a few more and sending out for Christmas...My image is from a cute little set that I bought last year from Inkadinkado.I have added layers of pearls , Twinery Twine and a bit of stitching.. And that is it for me today as i am going to power clean my house and work on that blanket...I will post the blanket when I am all done it is looking fab!! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by :)....Monique


Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Christmas Characters
Paper: Black, Red, Yellow cs. MTME digital paper
Ink: Memento black & copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Pearls, Snowflakes, The Twinery Twine, Button and Paper Piercing

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Exciting News & Home made

Before I get on with my post for today I need to share some exciting news!! Several Months ago I was visiting Mara's blog and she posted how she just received her Twinery Sampler pack. I love Twine so I decided to order the pack myself... Thanks Mara. A few weeks back I applied to be on the first ever DT for The Twinery and guess what I made it !! Yayyyy I am so excited to be working with The Twinery and 22  woman with all different types of talent.... So stay tuned for my debut projects!!

On to my project for today!!

 Even though it is cold I am glad the weekend is here. It is suppose to be -33 with the windchill tomorrow!! Yikes. It is no wonder people get sick.. how it can go from +3 to -33 in a matter of 5 days is just crazy!! I am hoping to light a fire this afternoon and work on my blanket but for now I wanted to post this project that I made for my mom.. She has made some Pepper jelly and was going to give it care packages for Christmas but wanted some tags so people knew what to do with it.. So I pulled out my nesties and some PTI stamps, Twine, Templates, and got started. I have decorated my tags with this fabulous twine that I just Love!! I felt kinda guilty just giving them to her so I took my freebie template from MTME called Custsy cover..Get yours here and made this sweet box for her too :) I know I am such a nice daughter !! Just joking lol... Well that is it for me I am heading out to split some wood..Joking again I will get my hubby to do it !! Have a great weekend everybody!! Monique

Karen Doodles - Gift Box

Stamps: Karen Doodle digital Stamps PTI Holiday Treats
Paper: MTME digital Paper
Ink: SU Real Red& Handsome Hunter, Copic Markers
MTME Cutsey cover,Nestabilities, Ribbon, Twinery Twine

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Totally Stampalicious blog Hop Nov 18

Welcome to the 4th STOP of the November Release Blog Hop!!
We have FOUR New Sets from the Bugaboo Line by the incredibly talented Jodie Mackerell owner/artist of Bugaoo Digital Stamps
All 4 Fabulous new stamps sets are available NOW at

So are you ready to get HOPPIN'?
As always, we've got some great PRIZES to give away!
Be sure to leave comments on all the Design Team's posts and maybe YOU could be a winner of one of these
1st Prize - All 4 New Stamp Sets
2nd Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd, 4th and 5th Prizes - $5 Gift Certificate

On to My Projects :) The first project that I have made is a Masculine project. A calender page made with New Truck Gus. This set comes with Gus and 4 witty sentiments.

My Second project is a card that I have made With Cupcake JJ..This set comes with JJ and  sentiments. I used Taylored Expressions Sketch 133 to make my card :)

Well that is it for me but make sure to check out the rest of the DT for tons of inspiration :) The next stop on the blog Hop is Lynnor. Below is a list of the DT just in case you get lost :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Joy to the World TH Nov 18

 Hi everybody. Today is Tree House Challenge Day. This week at Tree House Stamps the challenge is To Go glitter..Add glitter to your project and be creative. I printed this Tree House image out..Changed the colors using my editing program. Then I used the idea from Christine's projects and gave it a ton of glitter.   Here is my take on the weeks Challenge. 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: TreeHouse Digital Stamps
Paper: White and blue cs, Fancy Pants Trim the Tree DP, nestabilities, Ribbon & Glitter 

A Merry Christmas to you. Nov Waltz

 Well it's that time of the month again..Time to go Waltzing around looking a beautiful Holiday cards with The Waltzing Mouse Holiday Waltz.  I Have gone totally traditional with my card this month. Wrapping it up like a gift. You can't tell in the picture but I have used shinny gold thread on my stitching . It looks fabulous in person. I am on my way to Dance around so excited to see what everybody has come up with.. Thank you for stopping by today...Monique


Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Paper: Vanilla & Burgundy CS, CC Oh Joy: Wrapping paper
Ink: Memento black & Tea dye 
Sewing Machine, Poinsettias, Green embossing powder, Seam binding

Monday, November 15, 2010

Deck The Halls TS Nov 15

 Happy Monday Friends!!As this is being posted My computer is still in the shop until this afternoon sometime. Uggg I have never felt so lost. The one I am using is slower than molassas ..anyway hopefully things will be back to normal soon and I can see what I have missed!! Monday means Totally Stampalicious Monday. Before I get on to the challenge for this week. I would like to remind you of a few things. First be sure to play in the weekly challenges and you may be chosen to be our next Guest Designer. For all the details check out Totally Stampalicious Blog. Second I hope you will join me and the rest of the team for a New Release and Blog Hop On Thursday Night Nov 18th .. The DT will have all kinds of inspiration and PRIZES!!!  On to  this weeks challenge you need to do some paper piecing My paper piecing is blending right in with everything but I did piece JJ's Dress I added some crystal glass to see if it would pop out a bit better.. . Well that's it for me and I hope you join us for all the fun on Thursday and thanks for popping in today :)..Monique


Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/ Bugaboo
Paper: Red, Cream and White cs, Imaginisce Cottage Christmas DP
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Crystal Glass, Ribbon, Twine, Button, Glitter, Gems & MS border punch!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Keep Christmas in your Heart

Hi Everybody.. Well as you read this my computer is in the shop!! Uggg. It has been shutting down on me for no reason and when I got to restart it I have got the BLUE screen.... So fortunately I have been able to save all my files but am with out a computer for a few days... Isn't it weird that when something goes wrong with your computer and it starts acting up you feel as though you have lost your purse!! What did I do 10 years ago when I could not afford a computer lol... Anyway I have made a little project that I am entering in a few challenge that I have listed below. I plan to fill this wonder gift template called Shutt-erfly by MTME with chocolates and give it to somebody special during the Holiday Season. The advantage of being a paper crafter is I can give delightful gifts like this for cheap!!! lol... Well that's it for me and next time I post hopefully I will have my computer back!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today....Monique


The Shabby Tea Room- Lavender and Lace
Flutter by Wednesday- Window card ( don't forget a butterfly, angel or Fairy)
Crazy for Challenges- Square card.
The Creative Cottage Challenge- Someone Special at Christmas
Cute Card Thursday- Anything goes

Paper: Bearly Mine digital paper
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Ink: SU Lovely Lilac, Memento Black
MTME Shutt-erfly Template, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities, Ribbon, Twine, buttons, Hat Pins, MTME Perfect Poinsettia Cut file, Lace, Pearls, & Brads