Thursday, September 30, 2010

New Look

Hi Everybody!! Well What do you think of my New Look?.I have been waiting for my new design and Veronica and I work hard all day and Got her done ( like Larry the Cable guy would say) . Thanks you so much Veronica I just love it!!. The first card on my new blog is for Flutter By Wednesday Challenge. This week is sparkle and shimmer with your butterfly, fairy or angel I am also entering this card in Sweet Sunday Sketch and this week it's your choice to pick your favorite sketch.I wanted to say that I just adore Heathers bows so I tried one on my card. Here is my take on this weeks Challenge. Thanks for joining me today..Monique

Stamps: Sugar Nellie digital Stamps
Ink: Copic Markers
Paper: Brown and yellow Cs, DCWV Garden Party
Nestabilities,ribbon, Butterfly punch, gems, piercing plate

Birthday Wishes...

Hi Everybody. Today is Challenge Day at Tree House Stamps. First of all I would like to thank one of my DT member Julie for the lovely blog award. Thanks for thinking of me :) Today is Challenge Day at Tree House Stamps.The challenge is week is to use the Grid Technique. Here is a Tutorial over at SCS, The stamps I have used is called Embrace Life. I have never colored a rose before and not happy with the way mine turned out but after 3 tries this will have to do:) Practice Practice Practice :)... Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to check out the other samples the DT have made...Monique


Paper: Green, cream and white cs DCWV Grade School Paper Pack
Stamps: Tree House digital Stamps
Ink: Memento Black & Copic markers
Paper piercing, ribbon & nestabilities

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

More Exciting News!!

 Okay I will start my exciting news off with a story that I found funny!! My DH comes home every day for lunch and yesterday when he walked threw the door I blasted him with" Guess what Honey I have some exciting news!" He says with a bit of fun sarcasm in he is voice" Hallmark called and they want you to design some cards".. Well I busted a gut laughing.. Funny wise guy and I said " No better yet I am a guest design for Karen Doodles for the month of OCT!!" Yes I am, the ladies at Karen Doodles Challenge Blog have chosen me to play along with them for Oct I am so excited... Thanks Ladies.. This week I am playing along with the Challenge at Karen Doodles . The Challenge is to use 7 of something . I have made this cute Halloween card with 7 spooky spiders. It is hard to see but I have embossed my spider Webs with silver so they pop out  a bit ..Thank you for joining me today..Monique

Stamps: Karen Doodles Trick or Tweet & LPS Sider web and spider
Paper: Black, purple and White Cs, Scrap DP
Ink: Memento Balck and Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Silver embossing powder

Monday, September 27, 2010

Just For You


I used Crystal Glaze on this apple so it looked creamy but it is hard to tell in the picture

I am so excited about my project that I am sharing today. I have made this for a very special friend...And I did get some extra supplies to make some for my family :).. I am entering this project in 3 challenges. The first challenge is over at Just Us Girls. It is template week and I am using MTME Trendy Tool template. The second challenge is over at Stacy's Stamping Stage Curtain call challenge. The colors this week are Real Red, Black, Very Vanilla,Sahara Sand, & Soft Suede. The last challenge is a brand new one for me called Stampin Royalty and their challenge this week is Anything but a card. I sure hope you liked my project today ..Thanks for stopping by...Monique


Stamps: Waltzing mouse Peace and Plenty, & Say it with Style
Ink: Memento Black and Copic Markers
MTME template, Border punch, Sewing machine, Cricut Plantin Schoolbook, Ribbon. Leafs & leaf Brad, gingham brad Nestabilities

Your're Totally Witchin!!

 Happy Monday Everybody.. Totally Stampalicous Monday again.This week we are very excited to be having an early HALLOWEEN Celebration!!! And what's Halloween without some TREATS?!!!
Well first of all, Totally Stampalicious is going to offer a fabulous prize, a $15 Stampalicious Gift Certificate, to one lucky winner of our HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE!
So what's the challenge you ask?!
That's where a TREAT for EVERYONE comes in!!
Totally Stampalicious is offering the
Witch Brawd Digi Set for FREE!!

 Here is the link to your
FREE Witch Brawd Digi Set.
Then post your project at Totally Stampalicious
   Here is my take on the Halloween Challenge. I was surfing blog land the other day and I came across this cute little Witch hat. It was so easy to make and I think it is just the cutest.. Check this blog out Here ... I made my card using Totally Stampalicous Which Brawd ..thanks for joining me today :) Monique

Paper: Black, Orange, Yellow and white,CS Recollections Halloween
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious Which Brawd
Ink: Memento Black & Copic markers
Nestabilities, orange sticklers, ribbon M&M`s disposable icing bag

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Pie for U


 Happy Saturday Everybody... Today I had some time to myself and made a card to enter in Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge.. I was so excited on Friday when I went to the post office and my goodies from the Waltzing Mouse arrive... Today I am using one of my new sets called Peace and Plenty... Thanks for stopping by today ..Monique

Paper: DCWV Nana's Kitchen Pink ,yellow and white cs
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Peace and Plenty
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Buttons, Ribbon

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Magic of Christmas

Hi Everybody, Wow I can't believe its Friday, the days and weeks just seem to fly by.. Today is a beautiful autumn day with golden orange and yellow leaves surrounding my acreage.. The river is high because we have had so much rain but it is the most relaxing thing the hear. The birds chirping with the sound of the water gracefully flowing down the river... Oh my I think I am putting myself to On to my card. I am entering this card in 2 challenges the first one is over at LOTV.. the challenge is to use nontraditional Christmas colors. I would like to thank  LOTV . My name was chosen last week and I won a gift certificate for Lily of the Vally. I am so excited !! I need more of these adorable stamps!!The second Challenge I will be entering is over at Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge. Taylor has some incrediable sketches!! She also has a calander stand and lots of other goodies I would like :)... Here is my take on the challenges. Thank you for joining me today :)...Monique


Paper: CTMH Jingle Pack
Stamps: LOTV & CTMH Christmas Chatter
Ink: Memento Balck & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, ribbon, Twine, snowman embelli, border punch, Gems, Paper piercing, Embossing folder

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Beary Christmas Sneak Peak

 Here is a Sneak peak of a digital image that will be release Oct 1 over at Tree House Stamps,, Isn't this bear just adorable. Thanks for stopping by..Monique


Stamps: Tree House Digital Stamps
Paper: CTMH Just chillin
Ink: Copic Markers
Nestabilities, ribbon, Sewing Machine PTI aqua mist buttons, Border Punch and paper piercing

Some Exciting News



Hi Everybody. Well I am tickled pink . The other day Ashley Bowen from Tree House Stamps contacted me and asked if I would be a Guest Designer on her Team until December. I am so excited . She has some pretty cute digital Images. Tree House Stamps has a weekly Challenge on Thursday and if you check out the Tree House Blog there are sneak peeks of the October 1 release. This week challenge is Teachers Gifts & Blessings. I have made another book mark they are so much fun . Here is the Tutorial. I also Made a bag of cookies with a tag. I had to really guard the cookies my kids were all over them lol.. The Tree House stamp set that I used is called Back To School..Thanks for joining me today ..Monique

Be Sure to check out the rest of the Team

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lets Celebrate


Happy Wednesday everybody!! The sun is shinning and the leaves are Turing this wonderful orange color. I have made a card for 4 challenges. And what a great combination it is. The first Challenge is Flourishes Timesless Tuesday. The challenge is celebration, and I am celebrating my favorite season Fall.. The second challenge is over at Flutter By Wednesday and for this week only it is open to All Winged Things.. So this is your chance!! The Third Challenge is over at Karen Doodles. The challenge is to use lace. They are also having a blog hop over there. Lots of eye candy!! And the last Challenge is Mercy's Sketch Challenge. Mercy always has such wonderful sketches to get your mojo moving!! Thank you everybody for the challenges I had a great time putting it all together in my card...Thanks for joining me today and remember to stop by tommorow for my exciting news..Monique

Stamps: Digital Stamp Karen Doodles
Paper: Brown, Yellow and White CS Recollections Autumn Paper Pack
Ink: Su Really Rust, Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Lace, Burlap, PTI scallop Die, Leaf punch and Flowers

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Be Merry and Bright


Good Morning.. I am so excited I was going threw Blog Land and visited The Waltzing Mouse and what did I see ..I saw "My Name" Yippee I won a set of stamps of my choice. (Doing the Happy Dance) Thanks you so much Claire. The next waltz will be on Oct 17 and the theme is Autumn / Harvest . Make sure to jot that down on your calender and come and join in on the fun. Today I have a card that I am entering in two challenges the first is a Sketch Challenge at Waltzing Mouse and the second is a color challenge at Just Us Girls . The colors are Black, Red and Green. Here is my take on the Challenges.. Be sure to stop by on Thursday I have some exciting news to share with you. Thank you for stopping by today...Monique


Stamps: Walting Mouse Seasons of Love & Very vintage Label 5
Paper: Black, Red and Vanilla Cs Kaiser craft Dear Santa Collection
Ink: Memento Black
Green embossing powder, Poinsettias, Border punch Silver elastic . Scoring tool

Monday, September 20, 2010

Save the Hooters!!


Happy Monday everybody. Time for another Totally Stampalicious Monday. This week the challenge is to use Three different ribbons on your card or Project. And here is my take on the challenge..Thanks for joing me today :)..Monique


Paper PTI Aqua Mist &White CS  Penny Lane (Jazz) DP
Stamps: Totally Stampalicous/ Bugaboo
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing Machine and Ribbon

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Brrr. It's cold Here

Good Morning Everybody. Well I think this is record for my house -7 c this morning and it's only Sept 18th My garden is mush!! :( Here is the view out my Kitchen window. Look at the Frost!!! The summer went by so fast and I really hope we get Fall and don't skip right to winter !!! Any way.. my card today is getting entered in LOTV sketch Chalenge. I was so excited the other day when I found some silver metallic thread. you can't really see it on the card but it looks awesome in person . Well I guess that is all the fun today , now I have to pick the rest of my garden, carrots and potatoes. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by today :) Monique
Paper: Red & White CS, SEI (Granny's Kitchen) 3 bugs in a rug ( Snowmen)
Stamps: Lily of the Valley
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Embossing folder, Snowflakes, MS snow glitter

Friday, September 17, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Waltz Boo

Oh How excited I am to be participating in my first Waltzing Mouse Waltz... I unfortunately don't have any of the Halloween stamps so I had to be a bit creative and I used One of my favorite Nestie Friendly stamps vintage Label 10 made a pot of yummy eyeballs and here you go :)..Thanks for stopping by and I am on my way Waltzing to see all the EYE candy. No pun intended Tee Hee...Monique

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hugs and Kisses

Hi All !! Today I have a card that I am entering in 3 challenges. The first Challenge is over at Karen's Doodles. The challenge is to make a Criss Cross card. I had so much fun making this. Here is a great tutorial if you not sure how to make one. The second Challenge is Over at Flutter By Wednesday. The challenge is to use Buttons on your project as well as a butterfly, Fairy or Angel. And The third challenge is over at Paper Sundaes. The challenge there is to use 3 types of embellishments. And here is my take..Thanks for stopping by today ...Monique


Paper: Purple, Green , Cream and White Cs, EP ( Flutter)
Stamps: Karen Doodle digital Stamps, MTME Fancy Flourishes, All a flutter Sentiments, & PTI Handwritten notes
Ink: SU:Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue & Elegant Eggplant, Memento Black & Copic Markers
Ribbon, buttons, Hand made flower, Tag punch, butterfly Brad, Nestabilities

Give me my discount !!!


Happy Hump Day everybody. Here is a card that I am entering in Curtain Call Color Challenge over at Stacy's Stamping Stage. I have used Sassy Stella from Totally Stampalicous She cracks me up... Thanks for joining me today..Monique


Paper: Green, dark brown, light brown and White
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/ Bugaboo
Ink: Memento Black & copic Markers
Nestabilities, ribbon, MS border punch, paper flowers and paper piercing

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Yet Another


 I am Happy to say that the house work is done, just put away the last load of laundry, I have my supper marinating in the fridge, and it is way to wet and cold to go outside . So guilt free I have made a card lol... I am entering this card in 3 challenges The first one is one that I have not played in before it is Flourishes Timelss Tuesday, their challenge is to use the spot lighting technique this is also a first and so much fun. Unfortunately I don't have any of their stamps but do have some on the wish list. Second challenge is the Play Date Cafe. The colors are black and white with a splash of Pink, Copper or Gold. And finally I fell in love with Mercy's sketch this week. And here is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy my card and thanks for stopping by today...Monique


Paper: Black & White CS , Junkitz (Spring floral) & Scenic route(Garden Grove)
Stamps:Sarah Kay First Kiss& PTI Background Basics Text Style
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Sewing Machine, PTI ribbon, Nestabilities

Ho Ho HO


Hi Everybody... Did you see the latest release over at Waltzing Mouse... Fun Fun Fun stamps set... I  just put in my order :).. I am playing along again this week with the Waltzing Mouse sketch Challenge... Here is my take..Thanks for joining me today...Monique


Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Paper: Su Elegant Eggplant & Kaiser craft Dear Santa collection.
Ink: SU Elegant Eggplant, Bravo Burgundy & Memento Black
Nestabilities, MS border Punch, ribbon, corner punch, Holly Leaves

Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Marks


 Happy Monday Everybody... Today is Totally Stampalicious Monday.. With school back in its time to celebrate by creating any kind of bookmark (standard or corner) or even incorporate it into your card. I am these corner book marks they were so easy and lots of fun. I think I will make a few more for stocking stuffers.. I got the tutorial HERE on SCS.. Thank you for stopping by today...Monique


Paper: Teal , Terricatta and White CS, SU DP, Cosmo Cricket DP
Stamps: totally Stampalicious/ Bugaboo
Ink: Copic Markers
Border Punch, ribbon, Paper piercing, Nestabilities

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Life's Most Precious Gifts


 Happy Sunday Everybody!! I want to thank everybody who congratulated me for my November GD spot on MTME. I am very excited .. Today I am playing along with two challenges. The first is over at Just us Girls. Their challenge is to use the Cracked Glass technique. If you don't know how to do this there is a tutorial HERE at SCS. This was my first time using this technique and this is exactly why I love to join challenges. I would have never tried this unless I was challenged to :)..The second is a sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions... Here is my take ..Thanks for stopping by today ..Monique

Stamps: Just Rite Stamps
Paper: Dark Brown, blue & White Cs Kaiser Crafts Peachy Keen Collection DP
Ink: Memento Black & Copic markers
Sewing machine, liquid glass, PTI ribbon, Border Punch