Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year and So Fortunate MTME Release

Wow Happy New Year Everybody I  hope You all had a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. I love Christmas and everything that goes along with it but I also love the Fresh routine of a  New Year!! And in my routine of getting creative and inky, it seems like forever !! What a better way to get back into the things with MTME release project!! Lets get started!!

 This month at MTME the theme is So Fortunate!!
When I saw this template and stamps that went along with it I knew right away what I wanted to do. I love Chinese lanterns so I decided to make a luminary. The flower is heat embossed with gold. I stamped the symbols on velum and pasted on the crimped velum I have used as the window. If I were to redo this project I think I would just stamp the image directly on the velum and then crimp but this look fine to. I have a battery operated candle on the inside. I have only made one but you could re-size this template smaller and make several of them and hang on Bakers Twine..

On My card I have used MTME digital paper Well Woven and Flutters and Flowers. I followed along with the same theme of heat embossed gold. I have stamped my sentiment on vellum :)... Here are some more details.

So Fortunate Template
3 3/4 inches wide
3 3/4 inches Deep
4 1/4 inches Tall (Without the Handle)
So fortunate Stamp Set
 Set 24 images and is also avalabie in digital download
Whats my fortune cookie Pretty Pieces cut file.

Well that is it for me today. I will be back on Jan 4th with another great way to use this Fabbi template and stamp set. Don't forget about the MTME gallery for a ton of inspiration . Well that is it for me but make sure to visit the rest of the team for great ideas :)..Monique

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas

 Hi Everybody!! 5 more sleeps to the big day!! We have been so busy with all the prep and festivities as I am sure you all have been to :).. Just in case you have a spare moment would like to get inky Totally Stampalicious  is having a Faux it challenge this week.  Create a card with something faux on it.. I have put a bit of faux stitching on my card. Not much I think I may have been a little occupied when I was making this card and lost concentration lol... Anyway if you have time to play that would be great and be sure to stop by the Totally Stampalicious Blog to see what the other DT members have created. I would like to take this opportunity to say Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year from my family to yours :)..

Monday, December 13, 2010


 Hi Everybody.. Wow can you believe it is Monday again I think I say that every week.. Sorry I have been quiet on my blog but busy behind the scenes with Christmas preparations and getting caught up on some of my projects for the end of the month. I have to go for a Knee check up this week in the big city so that will be a full day or two. I think I have most of my baking done. I still have some gifts to get , wrap and deliver... Only 12 more days until Christmas... Ack!!! Anyway I have a card for you today. Totally Stampalicious Challenge is to make a CAS card. I have inked up Gus and his cool old truck!! Make sure to check out Totally Stampalicious Blog to see what the other DT members have made for you :)..Thanks for stopping by today :)..Monique

Stamps: Totally Stampalicious/ Bugaboo
Paper: White and Brown CS scrap HD paper
Ink: Memento Black & Copic Markers
Nestabilities, Paper Piercing and ribbon

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Snowmen, Cookies and Cream

Happy Hump Day Everybody!! I am finally getting into the festive mood...and so I should be, Christmas is in only17 more days... With the House decorated, planning on baking this weekend, Christmas music playing on the radio and we are suppose to get some snow today I finally feel it lol.. It gets harder each year the kids grow up!! Anyway a few weeks ago I seen these adorable Snowman Chocolate bars on the talented Christine Dol's blog and knew I had to make them and give them away to all my kids that consider me their second mom... lol... The snow man face is a freebie here at Laurie Furnell's blog Thanks Laurie...Well that's it for me I have a ton to do and you do I am sure... thanks for taking the time to stop by today...Monique

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wrap it UP!!

Happy Monday Morning everybody. I hope you all had a great weekend.. Can you believe it only 19 more days until Christmas!! Yikes I still have a ton to do and always scared I wont get it done but it always seems to fall into place :0.. Speaking of Christmas this week over at Totally Stampalicious we are challenging you to Wrap It Up. Created any type of gift wrapping, bag toppers or boxes perfect way to get on your gift wrapping. Here is what I made this week.

These bags are huge and I plan to fill them full of goodies and send away to two of my friends :).. I used  Christmas JJ on both of them.Make sure to pop over to the Totally Stampalicious blog to see if you were the winner from last week also all the eye candy the DT has for this weeks challenge. Well that is it for me today. I have to get caught up on some projects as I hope to take a week or so away from my compter and spend quality time with my family.. My oldest girl is granduating this year so I want to make sure we do all of  our Christmas traditions this year :).. Thanks for stopping by today ...Monique

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thank you so much!!

I am so glad to have my blog and all my friends that goes along with it. This week I have be awarded 3 blog awards the first one is from Sue ,second Stella and third from Julie..Thank you so much ladies I am honored to accept these awards... I am suppose to list 11 things about me and then pass it on to 8 friends. I will pass this award on but I realize that times are busy and if you don't have time that is fine :)So this is the award I received from Sue and Stella :) And I have to name 8 things about me ..

1.I love to ride my Harly into the sunset with my Hubby
2. I love when all 3 of my girls and I pick on my hubby for fun lol!!
3. My dogs are more spoiled than my kids.
4. Crab is my favorite Sea food
5. Chese cake is my favorite dessert
6. I sit and smell my new stamps before they get inky!! (They smell like cherries)
7. If I need a card to give away I usually buy it!! (crazy I know)
8. I send gifts every year to the unfortunate.
9. I cry when somebody else does.
10. I spend hours in front of my computer.
11. I hate grocery shopping!!!!

I am sending this award off to

1. Suzz-Suzz Stamping Spot
2. Sandy-Creative Moments with Sandy
3. Christin-Dol Creations
4. Pam-Paper and Ribbons and Stamps
5. Elsie-Mamacow Creations
6.Julie -Julie makes cards
7.Julie-Julies open Window
8.Debbie-Simple Treasures

I got this award from Julie and I have to tellyou 3 things that about me.

1. I can't sit still for very long
2. Love when it snows big Charlie Brown snow flakes.
3. Love the smell of fresh cut wood :)

I am sending this off to.

1. Lisa-Kind Creations
2. Alice-Alice Little Wonderland
3. Joan-Stamping with Passion.

Thanks again ladies :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hi Everybody , Today is my first official post designing for The Twinery. I am so excited!! I have made two Christmas projects. Shall we get started. 

 I have made a Christmas cracker with matching card. There are tons of things you can put in a cracker for a gift. Or just to put on your Christmas table for decoration filled with little toys and jokes.. I have used 2 colors of twine on my projects Maraschino Red and white and Peapod Green and white. This twine just adds that bit of pizzaz to your projects.
 My Cracker
My card

My second project are some place setting cards for My Christmas table. I just loved these when I picked them up at the store and now that I have added Maraschino Red White Twine they Look Fabulous..I know I know you can see me and my kitchen in the refection but I could not help it I tried everything but oh well just try to look past that :)

Well that is it for me today. Make sure you check out The Twinery and look at all the great colors they have to add that little something to your projects :)

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse
Paper: White, Green and Red Cs,My Minds eye I Believe PP
Ink: SU Real Red, Memento black & Silver Embossing Powder
Nestabilities, The Twinery Twine, Sewing Machine, poinsettias, Ribbon Cracker template

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Here it is!! I am finally done:)

 This is my Sweetish Weave Blanket!!Wow I tell ya it has taken me a long time to finish this blanket..I think I started it 7years ago!!! Ya I know... Here are all my excuses.. 
1. I cant work on it in the summer cuz it is to warm
2. I love the way it looks but really got bored of weaving
3. I have this other passion called PAPER!!!! lol

Anyway I could go on and on but I am happy to say it is done... the pictures of course don't do it justice. . My Grandma made me one a few years back and it still sits on the back of my couch!! So what am I going to do now when I am not sitting in front of the computer ..well I have some Hummel cross stitch I would like to get done... I have so many things I should finish. Does this sound familiar to anybody or is it just me lol..Thanks for stopping by today!!!...Monique

I am adding my link at These Creative Juices...You should see all the crafty links :)

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 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