Saturday, December 28, 2019

New Year Gnomes

I'm not ready to put these dudes away ~

Brutus Monroe Gnome Place Like Home/White Christmas/Fabulous Fibers Frosted Halo/Cardstock (Midnight,Sea) , Lil' Inker Designs Deco Edge, Copics

I went with goldish colors and fibers (Brutus Monroe Fabulous Fibers) like this challenge photo:

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INkspirational DT Photo Gold Numbers

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Here's my card:

Brutus Monroe Holiday Globe date, number dies, Reverse Confetti Christmas Candles ray, Bazzill Shimmer Gold cardstock

 Here's the photo we are inspired by~

 Please join us with your unique creation!


Thursday, December 26, 2019

Joy to the World Orange Snowflake

The square dies from Brutus Monroe 
(I never had a such a large square set)~
 are super for a graphic card. 

Brutus Monroe Square Foundation Dies/White Christmas sentiment/ Slate Cardstock/snowflake die, Folk Art Glitterific Black Opal

The glittered snowflake I had laying around fit right on top~

Might as well stock up for next year, am I right?

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Urban Decor

Ornaments created with Brutus Monroe products listed below~

 Brutus Monroe: Rock On,Rock Star Pets, Neon Aqua Pigments, Neon Chroma Glaze, Jawbreaker pad,Mic Drop Embossing Powder,Foundation Rectangle dies, Foundation Square dies,Alabaster Pigment Ink for edges, Slate Cardstock  Other: Crafter's Companion Dazzling Star Gemini Star dies, chipboard (recycled cereal boxes)

(black light activated)

These aren't flimsy either~each has a chipboard base I die cut with Brutus Monroe Foundation square and rectangle dies.

I used recycled cereal and snack boxes~the thickness is perfect for cutting in most machines.

Stick glue holds the layers pretty well, but I punch a hole through all the layers just in case.

Holographic bread ties were found in a local craft store, in the wedding dept.

Here's the end result: adorning a Halloween season tree for an urban vibe~

(black light activated)

Linking up to 

Simon Says (Wednesday): Party Time
(decorations mean party)

Simon Says Stamp December IG Challenge: Winter

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Chroma Gnome

Fun with Brutus Monroe's Neon Chroma Glaze and the Simple Blend Gnome.

Check this dude under a blacklight!

 Brutus Monroe Simple Blend Gnome/Gnome Place Like Home sentiment and snowflakes/Neon Chroma Glaze/Neon Aqua Pigments/Alabaster Pigment Ink

Simon Says Stamp December IG Challenge: Winter

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Christmas Cheer Gnomes

I've been coloring gnomes for days ;)...
 Brutus Monroe Gnome Place Like Home, Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer sentiment, Buttons Galore and More Sprinkletz, Copics

can you blame me?

Look at them! SO CUTE!

I paired the Brutus Monroe Gnome Place Like Home dudes with a little sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Christmas Cheer (it was in my goody bag from the Brutus Monroe Christmas party~so nice!).

Then I finished them off with the CUTEST whittle candy swirls (Buttons Galore and More Sprinkletz).

 look. at. them. 

ugh I can barely take in all the cuteness

I don't know if I can part with this card. ;)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Gnome One Like You

One simple blend, one stencil, and a stamped sentiment for a one-layer~

Brutus Monroe Simple Blend Gnome/Gnome Place Like Home sentiment/Mixed Media Snowflake stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Aloha Santa

There's sand in this one ;)~

I missss it!!!

My formative years were based in Hawaii, so this Sun Lovin' Santa speaks Christmas to me. ;)

My Favorite Things Sun Lovin' Santa/Lucky Stars dies/Wonky Stitched Circles, Lawn Fawn Scripty Aloha,Taylored Expressions Crustaceans, Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangles, Red glitter nail polish, Copics,Brutus Monroe Shaker Pouches/Black Foam Tape/Slate cardstock, sand

 These Brutus Monroe Shaker Pouches make it easy peasy to create an interactive element~

(shaker pouch of sand)

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Artsy Pants

Holy smokes, the Brutus Monroe gnome from Gnome Place Like Home is the CUTEST.

 Brutus Monroe Gnome Place Like Home/ Jawbreaker pad/Slate Cardstock/Foundation Square dies,Inky Antics Crafty Comments, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Copics

I created an ornament/card set~

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No Stamping INKspirational DT

It's time for another INKspirational challenge!

Anila chose the next challenge, no stamping!

It's the perfect time to stack up ephemera and have fun with it~

Doodlebug sprinkles finished this up~

Please join us with your unique creation!

Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Cheer Y'all

Picket Fence Studios String of Lights

The clustered ornaments in this Inspired By Challenge reminded me of a unique image from Picket Fence Studios~

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

All Is Merry & Bright

I bought this die from Reverse Confetti recently and used it as a mask for sponging their Abyss Ink and Tim Holtz Dusty Concord~

 HoneyBee Stamps Bright Honey Cuts, Reverse Confetti Bubble Confetti Cuts (used as a mask for blending)/Abyss Ink, Papertrey Ink City Scene Christmas sentiment, Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink/ Black foam tape/Midnight Cardstock and Iris Glitterstock, Tim Holtz Dusty Concord Distress Ink, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles

This glitter stock came with Brutus Monroe's Plaid Inspiration box ~I believe it's Iris Glitterstock.


The awesome HoneyBee Stamps "bright" die was part of a generous goodie bag from Brutus Monroe's Fifth Anniversary Party which I was super excited and blessed to be able to attend.

Look for tickets next year or visit any other time for the whole studio experience.

It will be worth your time!

You will not only feel like a crafter, but an ARTIST when you visit  for your supplies.

Also, you'll make new friends, because the staff is super attentive and kind.

These challenge design teams are filled with kind people too:

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Groovy Birthday

I colored this guy from Kindred Stamp's Teen Detective set and paired him with Tim Holtz Retro Repeat.

The Turquoise end is a section from Avery Elle's Double Pierced Rectangle~

Kindred Stamps Teen Detective set (patterned paper/stamps), Tim Holtz Retro Repeat, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles(trimmed)/Rounded Diamonds (discontinued), My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Word Windows, Copics

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Christmas Pastel Glow

Holiday pastel this time~

 Picket Fence Studios String of Lights sentiment, Simon Says Stamp Dancing Deer die, Brutus Monroe Neon Aqua Pigment/Heather & Neon Blue Cardstock (fall pumpkin pick/triangle tray), Papertrey Ink Brushed of Rectangle die

It reacts to a blacklight~in a soft way:


Check out this challenge:

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Winter Blizzard

I have the honor of guest designing for
Brutus Monroe today!
Here's my project using Brutus Monroe's Upper Case Alphabet Outline stamps, papers (Neon, Heather, Slate and Jawbreaker), Berry Glitter Glaze, Snowflake dies and Mixed Media Snowflake stencil.

I started with a Jawbreaker pattern that matched cardstock I had on hand. I really wanted to try the Berry Glitter Glaze I picked up recently, so pink and purple steered this creative venture.

 First step was spreading Berry Glitter Glaze through a Snowflake Stencil with a worn Fold and Score Tool (I never throw them out).

I lifted the stencil and set it aside to dry while I finished the rest of the card.
 I inked up "winter" letters with Brutus Monroe's Embossing Ink.

 It was heat embossed with Mic Drop on Neon Pink cardstock~I figured Jawbreaker could hold it's own next to it!
 Here's a look at the sentiment half fussy cut.
The bottom is covered up, so I didn't need to finish it off.
Think of it as a cotton candy snow drift. ;)

The card base is Slate Cardstock, which I already need more of because I LOVE this gray shade.
Here's a closeup of the shine~

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Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Paint on Her Hands

Delicious Berry Glitter Glaze through a stencil:

Inky Antics Crafty Comments, Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month/Berry Glitter Glaze/Heather Cardstock

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Joy Tree

I created a quick card with a bit of stenciling:

 Lil' Inker Designs Dual Stitched Triangle dies, Brutus Monroe Jawbreaker paper/Slate Cardstock/White Christmas sentiment, Folk Art Glitterific

(scrap strip covered with Folk Art Glitterific)

 Simon Says Stamp December IG Challenge: Winter

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Snowlady Hugs

I changed Papertrey's Shape it Up Snowman body into a head/hat ~

like way back when, 

when I used it in a non-Christmas way~

 Here's my snowlady version:

 Papertrey Ink Shape It Up Snowman die, Brutus Monroe Stencil of the Month/Heather and Slate cardstock/White Christmas Hugs sentiment, snowflake die/washi

 I stenciled the hat with Brutus Monroe's stencil of the month and added a pom~

I used a washi strip for a bit of something on the snowflakes too~

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

So Emotional Christmas

I have the honor of guest designing a project for Brutus Monroe today!

I started off with color inspiration from Brutus Monroe's Jawbreaker paper.

 This vibrant mix paired well with red and green Neon Aqua Pigments.

I laid color dots down to form a tree.

 When it dried, I heat embossed So Emotional outlines with Mic Drop.

 I stamped with Brutus Monroe's Alabaster Premium Ink, the Christmas sentiment from Wooded Gathering.

 Check out the colors activated with a blacklight~

I can't get enough of that UV light reactive fun, so I'm bringing it to Christmas crafting too!

Thanks for stopping by today~