Monday, February 28, 2011

For the Birds

Hi Everybody!! Are you having as much fun as I am with this months release? Today is release day so everything that you have seen is available to purchase at the MTME Store. Today is a group post call For the birds. We are all making a Gift set of four cards.
 I have chose to use the template called Slip Cover. My lid is cut out using Wildflowers Paper. I decorated the front using Singing Silhouette Stamp set.


 Here is a view with the cover off. This template is so spacious. I fit in 4 envelopes and four cards and each card has a double bow on it. Lots of room :)

 For the card set I have used the same theme but used different colors and 2 different images. I took the big cage out of the Caged cut file, copied, paste and welded them together to create my card. The papers I have used all coordinate. Tea Parlor Acorn Squash Ganache, Tea Parlor Fortune Teller's Fallen Leaf, and Tea Parlor Nomad's Warm Apple Cider. Now the pretty cut file that I have stamped my images on come in 4 shapes, Oval is the one I have used. There is also Square, Circle and rectangle . They are so pretty..LOVE them!!!
 The New Stamp set called Keep Strong is designed to be inspirational for those going threw a difficult time. . There are a total of 11 sentiments. The ones I have chosen match my sentiments in the front of the card. 2 cards are for cheering you up, one is for a birthday and the last for a housewarming. The flourishes are from the stamp set Fanciful Flourishes.  And last I made matching envelopes using Singing Silhouette Stamp Set. That's it for me . Need more inspiration check out MTME Gallery . Hope you have fun with the Group Post today :).

Best Friends


 Hi Everybody.. Time for a  Karen Doodles Challenge  This weeks Challenge is a sketch challenge...
 I have used Best Friends for my image this week... These girls would be great for any Birthday card, Invitation or Just Because.. They are so cute and would put a smile on anybody's face :)
 That is it for me today but be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you".
I hope you join us this week for some Karen's Doodles fun, you have a chance to win one of three great prizes:
1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
2nd Place-2 Digital stamps of your choice from Karen Doodles
3rd Place-1 Digital Stamp of your choice from Karen Doodles

Materials
Stamps: Karen Doodles Digital Stamps
Paper: CTMH Discovery pp
Ink: Copic Markers
Sewing Machine, pearls, nestabilities, Twinery Twine, border punch

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Perfect Gift

 Hi Everybody.I would like to thank everybody that left me sweet comments on the Totally Stampalicious blog hop. Be sure to check out the Challenge blog to see if you are a winner:) and it's Monday again and time for another Totally Stampalicious Challenge...This week we have a recipe challenge
1. Use one ribbon
2. 2 different patterns of paper
3. 3 embellishment (Brads, buttons, bling what ever you want)
Totally Stampalicious is still looking for guest designers so make sure you keep on playing in the challenges :).. Well that is it for today.Make sure to stop by Totally Stampalicious blog to see what the other DT members have created today:)... Thanks for stopping by..Monique

Materials
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo
Paper: PTI Ripe Avocado, Ac White, DCWV Citrus stack
Ink: Memento Black and Copic Markers
Sewing machine, MS border punch, Nestabilities, PTI ribbon and Gems

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Let's Stick Together



 Hi Everybody. Hope you are all having a great weekend... I have made a project that I am entering in 3 challenges. My Friend Sue had sent me this cute little stamp before Christmas and I am now just getting it inking...*Gasp*..lol.. Thanks Sue :).. I am entering this project in the Annabelle sketch Challenge. I have used the colors of The Play Date Cafe Challenge this week  and made this 3-D envelope that the Jugs are challenging to make.. The tutorial is HERE at SCS :).. I seem to be using The Twinery Twine on everything lately.. Have you got yours yet?. I tell ya I don't know how I lived with out it. lol.. Well that's it for me today... Thanks for stopping by :)..Monique

Materials
Stamps: Annabelle Michelle with Teddy
Paper: White and Tea CS, My Minds eye Bloom and Grow pp
 Ink: Memento black and copic Markers
Sewing Machine, Twinery Twine, Nestabilities, Pearls, Paper piercing, Lace, border punch

Friday, February 25, 2011

MTME Sneak Peek For Your New Nest

Hi Everybody..I first would like to Welcome Kathryn to MTME she is our Guest Designer this month.  Well your in for a real treat this,. Lauren has done it again. This months release includes 2 templates, 2 stamp sets, cut files and papers to match that are unbelievably creative.  Lets get started...
Have you ever wanted to make a bird cage out of paper... Well now is your chance. Here is my gift set.

Let's start with the bird cage... I was tickled pink when I started to put this together thinking of the endless things I could do with it, put in it, and give it away to. I have made mine into a night light. This template is called Caged. The flowers and branch were cut out using Branched out cut file.

I tried to get a picture of the night light and bird, but it really does not do it justice... As you can see I embossed the flowers and added a brad to finish them off.
A little Birdie cut file comes with this bird and 3 others. I have stamped her belly with the new stamp set called Singing Silhouette
The matching card was so fun to make. I took Fluttering By paper and used Singing Silhouette stamp set added my own images  to give it a new look. The bird cage is another Cut file being release this month called Caged Cut file . It comes with 2 files that fit perfectly with the Stamp set. Using the masking technique I added the swing for my little yellow bird to sit on. The yellow paper is called School plaid collection 2.  I know this is one of my favorite templates and sure you will love it just as much as I do... Well that is my sneak peek I hope I have inspired you :).. Need more inspiration check out the MTME Gallery. Be sure to stop by and see what the other DT members have made for you today :).


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Totally Stampalicious Blog Hop

WELCOME TO THE 4th STOP OF THE
FEBRUARY NEW RELEASE AND BLOG HOP!

All FOUR of the New Releases from our Bugaboo Line by artist Jodie Mackerell are available RIGHT NOW at the

And as always we have some very COOL PRIZES to give away to a few randomly selected Hoppers so be sure to leave comments on everybody's blog for your chance to win:
1st PRIZE - All FOUR NEW Stamp Sets
2nd PRIZE - $15 Gift Certificate
3rd PRIZE - $10 Gift Certificate

Don't forget we are still offering the Stampalicious Scarlette Promotion!
Spend $50 and get her for FREE!!


Lets get started with my first card. I have used Exercise Stella..lol... How can you tell she is not going to like this...Bahaha... This set come with Stella and 5 witty sentiments like " My get up and Go got up and Went" " My eating preference is OFTEN"  just to name a few.

Next up is  Bling thing Scarlette. This set come with Scarlette and 5 sentiments. A couple are "Diamonds are a girls Best Friend' and "We're Engaged!"

Woot Woot we have another great  set Featuring Beer Guzzlin Gus. This set comes with Gus and 6 sentiments.. Making Masculine creating fun and easy. Sentiments include "Got Beer" and "Beauty is in the eye of the BEER-holder..lol...
Last but not least we have Birthday Cake Dottie... This set come with Dottie and 4 sentiments.
~~~~~~
Well that is it for me but make sure to stop by all the other DT members for more great ideas and eye candy... Thank you for joining me tonight :)...Monique


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Everyday is a Gift

 Happy Wednesday Everybody... Hope you week is going as fast as mine lol... Today I have a card for you that I am entering in 2 Challenges. The first is at CR84FN color challenge and what pretty colors they are. Grey, light pink and med violet. The second is a sketch challenge at Sweet Sunday Sketch :).. I was visiting Kimberly's blog the other day and she sent me to Wee Stamps and that is where I got the cute little image.. Isn't she a doll.. I just love her!!! Make sure to stop by and see the cute digital stamps..!! Well that is all for me today I am off to the storage room.. Spring cleaning!!!! Have a great day everybody..Monique

Materials
Stamps: Wee Stamps and MTME Sensational sentiments
Paper: Pink and Grey CS, Pebblesinc my girl tiny flower PP, DCWV Nana's kids pp
Ink: memento black and copic markers
Ribbon, gems, nestabilities, ribbon paper piercing, CTMH embellishments

Live Inspired, Dream with Possibility

Oh boy I sure do love holidays but they really mess me up. Now today I am getting the kids ready for
 Monday stuff and it is Tuesday lol... The weather was nice at my house and we had a great weekend...I even found a bit of crafty time. The card I am sharing today is for the color challenge at Just Us Girls. The colors are Aqua, Melon and Kraft. I started doing something and ended up with this lol... Anyway that is my take on the challenge and I hope you like it... there are lots of things happening this week. Totally Stampalicious has a new release starting on Thursday with a blog hop you won't want to miss. Then on Saturday the Sneak Peeks for MTME will start and what wonderful release it is :).. Well that is it for today.. Thanks for stopping by...Monique

 Materials
Stamps: CTMH Live Inspired
Paper: CTMH PP, Cream and Kraft CS
Ink: Memento ink
Sewing machine, Nestabilities, Pearls, Seam binding ribbon, Pins, Border punch, Leaf punch PTI felt




Monday, February 21, 2011

Going to Grandmas

If your looking for Karen Doodles click HERE

Happy Family Day Everybody. I hope the day finds you spending quality time with your family and  Loved ones.. Maybe you would like to get the family together and make some cards :)..lol.. If you do why not start here at Totally Stampalicious Challenge.. This week is a color challenge. The colors are Blue, Green and Brown. Perfect colors for a Masculine card.
Totally Stampalicious is still looking for guest designers so make sure you keep on playing in the challenges :).. Well that is it for today.Make sure to stop by Totally Stampalicious blog to see what the other DT members have created today:)... Thanks for stopping by..Monique
Materials
Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/Bugaboo
Paper: Blue, Brown and White CS. All Pp from the scrap bin
Ink: Memento Black and Copic Markers
Nestabilities, MS border punch, paper piercing, Twinery Twine

Get Well Soon

  Hi Everybody.. Time for a  Karen Doodles Challenge  This weeks Challenge is To create a Masculine card.. I have used Bigsby the King
Well short and sweet today but be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you".
I hope you join us this week for some Karen's Doodles fun, you have a chance to win one of three great prizes:
1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry
2nd Place-2 Digital stamps of your choice from Karen Doodles
3rd Place-1 Digital Stamp of your choice from Karen Doodles
Materials
Stamps: Karen Doodles Digital Stamps
Paper:Brown and Vanilla CS, Creative imaginations and Scenic route PP
Ink: Copic Markers
Nestabilities, ribbon, Twinery Twine, Paper piercing

Friday, February 18, 2011

Love and Laughter


 Happy Friday Everybody. Have you seen what is going on at The Play Date Cafe?..There is a TWIST !!!!How exciting hey. What is the twist you ask . Well the Play Date Cafe and Case Study Challenge have teamed up and combined their challenges. ... How fun is that... There is a ton of inspiration on both blogs so make sure to check it out. And if you play there are some great prizes... !! I defiantly had to play lol and this is what I came up with...The Charcoal Twine is one of the newest colors over at The Twinery... LOVE IT!! Well that's it for me today. Thank you for stopping by today :)..Monique

Materials
Stamps: My Time Made Easy So Sentimental and Framed Elegance
Paper: Black and Vanilla CS, DCWV Mariposa Stack
Ink: SU Bravo Burgundy and Memento Black
Pearls, Lace, border punch, MTME Framed Elegance cut file, Flutters and Flowers cut file, brad, Twinery Twine

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Live, Laugh, Love.

 Hi Everybody... Digging around in one of my cupboards and found some stamps that I had forgotten about. So I have made a card that I am going to enter in 3 challenges:)..The first challenge is at CRE84FN. It is a color challenge and what great colors they have this week, Yellow, Green and Teal.. . The second is the sketch challenge over at Mojo Mondays..And the last is over at Wee Memories. This is my first time playing here and they challenge is Live, Laugh and Love.. :) (Love that)... And this is what I came up with :).. Thanks for stopping by today :)..Monique


Materials
Stamps: Just Rite
Paper: Cream and green cs, DCWV Linen closet and Mariposa stack
Ink: Memento Black and Copic markers
CTMH ribbon, Sewing Machine, Nestabilities and Brads

Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Thinking of you


 Hi Everybody.. Time for a  Karen Doodles Challenge  This weeks Challenge To use a animal on your card. I Knew right away what image I was going to use.. Look into the eyes of this cute Bassett Girl with her precious straw hat. She is just adorable. I know my Yo Yo flower looks a little wonky but this is my first one and I am not good with the needle..:) I used Sweet Sunday Sketch 102. Well that is it for me but be sure to stop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you".
I hope you join us this week for some Karen's Doodles fun, you have a chance to win one of three great prizes:
1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles and Card of the Week Blinkie, awarded to the best entry



  • 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of your choice from Karen's Doodles




  • 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of your choice from Karen's Doodles



  • Thanks for stopping by today :)..Monique
     Materials
    Stamps: Karen Doodles Digital Stamps
    Paper:Brown, Cream and Pink CS,KC Hey Birdie Collection
    Ink: Copic Markers
    Paper Piercing, Twinery Twine, Button, Nestabilities KF Thinking of you sticker.

    Sunday, February 13, 2011

    Super Stud

     
      Hi Everybody!! Monday again :)... Time for a Totally Stampalicious Challenge. This week the challenge is to make a card using some Bling. I decided to make a Masculine card with Super Stud Gus!! Do you love his shades with pimped up tires!! Ya look at the orange T-shirt.. Go Gus!! lol My Sketch is from Card Patterns Sketch 100
    Totally Stampalicious is still looking for guest designers so make sure you keep on playing in the challenges :).. Well that is it for today.Make sure to stop by Totally Stampalicious blog to see what the other DT members have created today:)... Thanks for stopping by..Monique
     Materials
     Stamps: totally Stampalicious / Bugaboo
    Paper: Cream and Brown CS, Scrap bin PP
    Ink: Memento Black and Copic Markers
    Ribbon, Tag, Paper Piercing, Gems, Nestabilities