Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Homemade Just for You


I am pumped!! Why you ask..Well I have been on the waiting list since Feb and Veronica from VK Design Company has contacted me and the ball is rollin.. Soon I will have a fabulous looking blog!! I am so excited.. Today I have made a project with a matching card and I will be entering them in two challenges one is Just Us Girls..This week is template week and I have used MTME Jammed packed template ... I am also playing with Taylor Expressions Sketch Challenge... And here is my take on the challenges...Thanks for joining me today!!...Monique


Paper: Cream and burgandy Cs, MTME digital paper
Stamps: MTME Well Preserved
Ink: memento Black & Copic markers
MTME Jammed Packed template, Tulle, Sewing machine

Monday, August 30, 2010

Just cuz!!


Hi All.. I am playing in another challenge this week that I see everybody playing in and I decided to try it out this week Over at Stacy's Stamping Stage. the challenge .Curtian Call Color Challenge  ..this is Act 45. the colors to be used are Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, & Whisper White, (or simular shades).. Well Here is my take on the color challenge. Thanks for joining me today :)...Monique


Paper, green, Kraft, White 
Stamps: MTME  all a flutter Sentiments,MTME Fanciful flourishes, PTI Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Purple & white embossing powder
Nestabilities,Jems,Purple ribbon

Happy Birthday

Happy Monday Everybody... today is Totally Stampalicious Monday.. This weeks Challenge over at Totally Stampalicious is anything but a card... I was not sure what I was going to make this week but I have decided on a couple of Birthday tags... One girl and one boy... sorry about the pic I think I took it on the only sunny day in Auguest..lol.. Make sure you check out the Totally Stampalicious blog and see what the other DT members have created... why not make something for the Challenge.. you might just win something :)..Thanks for joining me today....Monique

Paper: Pink& teal Cs , DP was out of the scrapb bin
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious - Bugaboo
Ink: Memento black & Copic Markers
Tag die, ribbon & MS border punch!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blog Award

 I am so lucky this last couple of weeks... I have been winning stuff lol..and I never win.. This moring I woke to another blog award from Julia..Thanks so much..It means alot... There are some rules that go along with the award so here it goes

1. Thank the person who gave you the award...Thanks Julia!!
2. Copy the award on to  my blog.- done.
3. List Three things you like about your self.. This is a tough one hummm
                      1. I do on to other what I would like done to me.
                      2. I try to enjoy each day like there is no tomorrow.
                      3. I put my family first ...(all the time)
4.Post a picture that you love..

5. Tag five people to give this award to. There are so many inspiring blogs that I follow but here are five wonderful blogs in no particular order..
1. Robin
3. Nathalia
4. Anya
5. Lisa

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thank You Kindly


Hi everybody.. Well I was so excited this morning when I went to see what the new Sketch Challenge over at Waltzing Mouse was and my card was chosen for one of the Top Three.. Well I almost fell off my chair and then proceeded to do that Happy Dance while all  3 of my teenaged girls had thought I lost my mind...Thanks you so much for choosing my card this week... I am playing again this week..Here is my take on the Challenge..Thanks for joining me today...Monique


Paper: Brown and Cream cs, Cosmo Cricket Autumn
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Ink: SU bravo Burgandy & Memento black. Ranger tea dye dissressing ink
Nestabilities, pearls, MS border punch, ribbon and flower

Friday, August 27, 2010

For Someone Sweet


Today is over and I am so happy.. Why you ask? Cuz today I took all 3 of my teenagers to the city to do their Back to School shopping..That is hard work especially when they are all different sizes and have different tastes lol.. This week I am playing along with Paper Sundaes Sketch Challenge ..Here is my take..Thanks for stopping by..Monique


Paper: PTI Pure Poppy Cs, MTME digital paper
Stamps: MTME Well Preserved
Ink: SU Apricot Appeal & Copic markers
Nestabilities, circle punch, rads, floss, Pin , & Lace

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Get well Soon


Hi all...Well I finally got my goodies from Lili of the Valley Stamps.. Have you checked out the site.. These stamps are soooo cute!!! So I have made a card that I am going to enter in 2 challenges that I have never played in but see everybody else does lol.. I was feeling left out and thought I would join..Tee Hee...Lili of the Valley's is the first challenge and they want you to use dot or circles on your card. The second is the Play Date Cafe ..they are challenging you to use the colors Mustard, Navy, Hot Pink... This is what I came up with.. Thanks for joining me today...Monique

Paper: Navy, Mustard and White Cs
Stamps: Lili of the Valley & MTME
Ink: Su More Mustard, Pink Passion, Memento Black & Copic Markers
MTME Rambling Rose, perls, brads, MS border punch, Su ribbon and Nestabilities

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Two in One


Hi All!! I have made One card that is good for two challenges. Flutter By Wednesday and Mercy's Sketch.. I am not sure what but something big is going to happen at Flutter By Wednesday next week so make sure you get your card in this week :).. Thanks for stopping by today :)...Monique

Paper: Teal and Brown CS, Prima Marketing Flights of Fancy Collection DP
Stamps: Victoria Case
Ink: Distressing ink and Copic Markers
Nestabilities, ribbon, MS butterfly punch, jems, paper piecing and sewing machine

Monday, August 23, 2010

Merry Christmas


Hi all.. Here is another fantastic sketch from Waltzing Mouse... Look at me I am never ahead of the game but this week I already have 2 Christmas cards done!!! Thanks for joining me today :)...Monique


Paper: All from the scrap bin ( love when that happens)
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Ink: SU Bravo Burgundy
Nestabilities, ribbon, gold embossing powder, button and Christmas tag

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Happy Birthday

 Happy Monday. Time for another Totally Stampalicious Challenge . This week the challenge is to have at least 2 different types of textures, You can use dry emboss, heat emboss, fabric, ribbon, flowers what ever you want just as long as you have to... Here is my take on this weeks challenge..Thanks for joining me today ...Monique


Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/ Bugaboo
Ink: Memento Black & Copic markers
Paper: Brown & Yellow Cs, SEI Happy Day DP
Ribbon, Pearls, Nestabilities, Embossing folder, Paper Piercing, Sticklers

Winter Welcome

Hi all.. This week over at Just Us Girls is a color Challenge.. The colors are Lime Green, Hot Pink & Teal,, Wow aren't those FUN!!!! I decided to ink up a winter image and here is my take on this weeks challenge ..
Thanks for stopping by today :)


Paper: White, teal & Hot Pink Cs, Junkitz Hip Hop Skinny Strips DP
Stamps: Gillian Roberts snowman
Ink: Memento black & Copic markers
Embossing folder, MS border punch, CTMH embellishment, Fun snow, sticklers, Snowflake brads & ribbon.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Trick or Treat


This is the first time I have played along with Taylor Expressions Sketch challenge.. Unfortunately I don't have any of her stamps but do have  a wish list :)..While surfing in blog land I have been inspired to make a Halloween card. Here is my take on the sketch..Thanks for joining me today...Monique

Paper: Black & white cs and scrap bit and pieces of a Halloween pack I have had forever.
Stamps: Little Paper Shop & Inkadinkado Creepy Crawly
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Makers
PTI ribbon orange zest, Border punch

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tea Light Card

I seen this idea last week when I participate in Flutter By Wednesdays Challenge and I knew I had to make one. Randi gave me the inspiration check out her blog here..I also used MTME rambling rose again but this time I followed Lauren's tutorial that you can find here This would make such a nice gift and card all in one :)... Thanks for joining me today..Monique


Paper: Green and Rose CS, Scrap Dp
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Stamps: Penny Black
MTME Rambling Rose, ribbon, Nestabilities, Border punch & twine

Seasoned With Love

Today's Sunrise
Good Morning everybody... Wow this picture I took of this mornings sunrise does not do it justice..It was such a brilliant orange red color... So beautiful... :) I am playing along with Sweet Sunday sketch this week.. I have used Gillian Roberts "Baking a Treat" . I just love this image.. The little girl with her cute pig tails.. Baking some love.. My kids loved to bake when they were little.. !! Hope your sunrise is as beautiful as mine.. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by...Monique :)


Paper: SU Krafts, PTI Berry Sorbet, MM Flower Patch DP
Stamps: Gillian Roberts "Baking a Treat" & GBP Cookin up memories
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing machine, PTI ribbon (Berry Sorbet), Flower punch & border punch

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Now Happy Forever

Happy Hump Day.. I am playing along with Flutter By Wednesday... This week the challenge is a recipe.
1 part sparkle
2 part Designer paper
3 part Buttons or Jems
and don't forget to include a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel... Its really hard to see but my glitter is around my image. I used the orange Spica marker...Thanks for joining me today ,,,Monique

Paper: White Cs, MM kids collection LYB fresh print
Stamps: CTMH Happy Forever
Ink: Memento Black and Copic markers
Nestabilities, green gingham ribbon, flower MS border punch and butterfly brad.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

With Love

Hi All!! I am playing along with Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge again this week. I am in love with Claire's Stamps.. I made the flower using the rambling rose SVG files from MTME and love the way it turned out.. Well thats it for me today .Thanks for stopping by...Monique


Paper: PTI Vanilla & white Cs, Su More Mustard & Rose Red, Prima Marketing Blooming Happines
Stamps: WM Vintage Label 10 & Fancy Phrases
Ink: Su Rose Red & More Mustard, Memento black
PTI scallop die, nestabilities, embossing folder MTME rambling rose, pearls & PTI ribbon

Monday, August 16, 2010

Pink Black and White

 Monday again!! Totally Stampalicious is have a color challenge.. Pink, Black and White...One of my favorite color combs... I got my inspiration for this card over at Amazing Paper Grace. Beca is so talented and can do amazing things with nestabilities and punches..she also has tutorials to share all her secrets... I visit there daily and guess what.... I just won her blog candy .(doin the Happy Dance) lol ,,Thanks so much Beca!! Here is my take on this weeks challenge... Thanks for joining me today!! ..Monique

 Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/ bugaboo Morning Margret
Ink: Memento Black & copic markers
Paper: Black, Pink and white cs, PTI Pink Patterns Dp
Black gingham ribbon, flower jems, pearls ( I colored them with Copic markers) MS border and corner punch and Bordabilities

Sunday, August 15, 2010

No Place LIke Home

 Hip Hip Hooray...3 weeks in a row playing on Just us Girls I am on a roll..lol... This week over at Just Us Girls is a Theme week. Wild Wild West.. I tell ya this was a hard one but I stumbled on to some DP that I picked out for the other side but was thankful I had it for this challenge... I have used farmer Riley and Sophie.. Thanks for stopping in today :)...Monique


Paper: Creative Imaginations Samantha Walker, Burgundy and green CS
Stamps: Farmer Riley and Sophie, CTMH  Dream Big
Ink: Memento Black & Copic markers
Buckle, PTI ribbon, Nestabilities, Twine , flowers, Sewing machine and a star brad

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Yummie Sweetness

 Fresh Veggies
 Wild raspberry Patch
Sunflower Patch (I can't wait till they bloom)

Just a personal post today. If you have been following along with me and my gardening... Here is a treat for you. We have been eating out of our garden for a couple of week now but when we have company we have it all...hehe...The only way I can explain to you the taste is Yummie Sweetness ( with a blob of butter) . Hope you enjoy my pics today.. Monique

Friday, August 13, 2010

Think about You


Have you heard of Watzling Mouse... Well I just love Claire and her unique designs... Never fails I get a little giggle and whole lot of inspiration when I visit her site. Well Claire is off on vacation but there is a little compition while she is gone. She has some free digital templates on her site and there is a challenge to use one of her freebies . The winner recieves a free set of stamps..And her stamps are remarkable.. My favorites are her nestabilitie friendly ones. I am using the watering can card template... Thanks for joining me today :)...Monique


Stamps: WM Pic-nic patterns , Very vintage label 4 7 Fancy Phrases
Ink: SU Cameo Coral and Chocolate chip
Wm free template, PTI ribbon, Vanilla tulle , brad and flower

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Its your Day..

I was browsing threw the CTMH Idea Book the other day and they had a tutorial on how to make this paper flower. I had to give it a try... It was really easy to make...I also tryed another stitching option on my sewing machine what do you think?.I am using this card in a open challenge over at Flutter by Wednesday. Thanks for stopping by today...Monique

Paper: SU yellow and bordering blue Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby DT
Stamps: Round and Round PTI
Ink: Distressing Ink and SU Bordering Blue
Sixix Branch, PTI Jar Die, MS butterfly MS border punch, dew drops and yellow ribbon

Wednesday, August 11, 2010



Happy Hump Day..Its suppose to be HOT and SUNNY today so I think I will go outside and enjoy it. With our house half winding down, the girls purchasing some school clothes. school supplies on the shelves at Walmart it seems like summer is almost over . So while the hot is here I will enjoy it :) I am playing along with the Sweet Sunday Sketch.. Here is my take on it...Thanks for joining me today and hope there weather is nice where ever you are :)...Monique


Stamps:Tina Wenke  Mouse in tea cup
Paper: Hey Birdie collection Kaiser craft
Ink: distressing ink, Memento black & copic markers
Embossing folder, nestabilities, Sunshine embellishment and my first flower I made (yup my first one lol)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

How cool is this? Cheryl from http://sweetie-scraps.blogspot.com/
 chose me as one of 15 blogs that she loves! Thank you Cheryl I am honored :).. Here are some rules!!
1. Post the award here - done!
2. Link back to the blog that awarded you the award - done!
3. Follow that blog - done! Lots of inspiration there..:)
4. Choose 15 of my faves - Here are my 15 most favorites in no particular order. I visit them each day and they are  full of funny stories, tons of inspiration and and always make me smile..
11 Pat

Thank you everybody!!