Thursday, October 31, 2019

Autumn Sunrise Chistmas

I'm going to need a lot of Christmas cards, and this card panel looks like a wreath.

  I colored it Christmasy and added a Christmas die cut.

Brutus Monroe Autumn Sunrise Card Panel/Papers from Autumn Sunrise Inspiration Box, Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts Merry, Copics


Check out this second pic with a CARD GUARD on. ;)

Brutus Monroe Card Guard

Now at first I fiddled with it...thinking "oh no! I bought three packs of these and they don't fit".

But once I cut the length of it, I slid this card right in.

 Remove the sticker strip and fold it over

 (stick the flap back on itself).

This will ensure that glue residue I missed, won't stick to the envelope I've slipped it in.

Ask me how many times that's happened.

 I'll answer...

 "too many times". ;)

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I'm inspired by the whimsical card stories of Daniel West.

Here's my story...

Tim Holtz Halloween Cutouts, Brutus Monroe So Emotional, Papertrey Ink Bubble Talk die

 a spider drops too close for comfort ~

(I literally had two spiders skirting my windshield while driving the other day. Even when I didn't see them I SAW them, you feel?).

I paired Brutus Monroe So Emotional with Tim Holtz Halloween Cutouts for the following challenges:

Check out the soft pumpkin and greens here:

Here's another one of my faves:

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Limited Edition Spoopy

I created a card today for my daughter's sweet boyfriend.

His birthday precedes Spoopy day. ;)


 Tim Holtz Halloween Cutouts, Brutus Monroe Neon Aqua Pigments/Happy Mail sentiment/Jaw Breaker Paper Pad, blacklight keychain

 He's more than limited edition...he's one of a kind (in a good way).

 Let's see those neon aqua pigments light up with the blacklight keychaine I've included:

Check out this fun inspiration challenge with Laurel:

(interactive card with UV light reactive aqua pigments)

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Friday, October 25, 2019

PomTray Happy Mail Card

I colored and speckled the card with Copics and couldn't stop there...

Brutus Monroe Botanical Background/Happy Mail/ Triangle Acrylic Tray, My Favorite Things sentiment strips, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Copics, Red Heart yarn for poms, Pom Pom Maker, Uniball White

Now that I have a way to corral my homemade poms...I may be doing this more often!

I gifted a well deserved recipient with the card and poms...hopefully she feels loved!


(Copic coloring and speckling)

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Favorite Stamp Junkie

I couldn't possibly pick my favorite...but this sentiment is so sweet!

Brutus Monroe Happy Mail/Fall Leaf dies/Jawbreaker paper, Avery Elle Dotted Border

Can't pick my favorite Fall colors either; these days anything goes!

Not to mention, the colors in nature are transitioning daily.

I marvel at God's handiwork.

My daily walk to the mailbox has me studying the leaves ~they  camouflage themselves daily in a myriad of colors!

  I can't believe I'm not hoarding my Brutus Monroe Jawbreaker paper pad. 

I'm praying this is a permanent product there~it has my vote!

 I pulled from several colors in the pattern to focus on and it all works ~

(inlaid die cutting)

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

INkspirational DT Mask

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

 Brutus Monroe Pumpkin Faces/Neon Aqua Pigments, CZ Design Thankful 2, Blacklight keychain, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

 This time the prompt was mask so I tried my hand at masking the pumpkins from Brutus Monroe Pumpkin Faces and painted with Neon Aqua Pigments.

I masked first with Versamark Ink and placed the color down and then I went back with ink again and white embossed.

The first attempt was to give me a guideline for where to place the colors.

The less diluted, the brighter the glow.

Please join us with your unique creation!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Thankful Wreath

Brutus Monroe Autumn Essentials wreath/Fall Leaf dies, CZ Design Thankful 2 die, Papertrey Ink Songbirds die

 I still had so many leaves that needed card homes using a "dipped washi" technique, so I took my cue from this photo challenge:

I continued the technique for the bird die and sentiment die for the following technique challenge:

 (dipped washi technique on leaves, sentiment, bird)

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Bright Christmas

I grew up on an a warm weather Christmas set was bound to end up in my stash. ;)

My Favorite Things Sun-Lovin' Santa , Brutus Monroe Triangle Acrylic Tray

 (copic coloring outside of images)

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Fall Vibes CAS

Brutus Monroe Autumn Essentials (leaf, sentiment)/Outer Space swirls/Jaw Breaker patterned/ Slate cardstock/triangle acrylic tray, Lifestyle Crafts Maple dies,Avery Elle Dotted Borders

(dipped cardstock effect with die cutting)

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

You're My Favorite Person

 "Just because" cards.... are always received wholeheartedly.

He loved it. ;)

He was super touched.

 Brutus Monroe Autumn Essentials/Fall Leaf Dies/Twisted Tangerine Embossing Powder, Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, washi tape

Kinda went a little nuts with technique...I did all the dos in separate steps...intending separate cards.  

 It's like I invited various guests to a party...

the only one I was sure about was the mustard paper!


The ones that played together nicely were these elements~

 The leaves are washi dipped and circles paint dipped.

I also used embossing powder and die cutting for 

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Friday, October 11, 2019

It'll Get Better

Gina K Something Good, Ink Road Stamps The Upside Down

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hello Fall Color Block

So this card isn't typical, but it has all my faves in it.

 Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box Autumn Sunrise, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangle, My Mind's Eye Wander, Folk Art Hot Pink Glitterific, American Craft spider web doily cut in half

 Glittery fuchsia leaf that I "dipped" with Folk Art Hot Pink Glitterific paint.

(dipped sparkle)

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Urban Fall Vibes

Some designer papers MAKE a card, you know what I mean?
 Just a distressed strip needed to accompany these washi dipped leaves and Fall Vibe sentiment.

Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box Autumn Sunrise papers, sequins, stamps/Fall Leaf dies,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Maple Leaf dies washi

(dipped washi)

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Limited Edition

Every day is limited edition and every person is Limited Edition ~(one-of-a-kind, to be more exact).

Am I right?!

Brutus Monroe Handmade/Wave Background/Happy Mail/Heather Cardstock/ Fall Leaf dies, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches, Plaid Folk Art Pink Rose Glow Acrylic Paint

 I love using paint on cards for a mixed media vibe.

I also "dipped" some leaves (zoom in to see Brutus Monroe Fall Leaf dies-TOTALLY WORTH GETTING-I needed these detailed wonders in my arsenal of fall supplies). 

 (acrylic paint, "dipped" paint look)

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Happy World Card Making Day

Brutus Monroe Jaw Breaker Paper/Neon Cardstock, Sunny Studio Stamps Holiday Style joy sentiment, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border, Tim Holtz Sizzix Woodlands tree, fantastic die (Verve-out of biz)

 Happy World Card Making Day!

My fave technique: Happy Accidents.

Seriously, this eclectic Christmas card started with my "fantastic" die slipping into the Bubbles on the Border gold shimmer remnant.

It flowed from there.

I positioned fantastic to look intentional in movement and style.

The flow needed a backdrop like this gorgeous paper from Brutus Monroe called Jaw Breaker.

I then matched the tree colors up.

Joy joy joy was heat embossed with three colors and I arranged them like music notes dancing.

I embrace accidents when it comes to crafting~I have to, or I'd have to give up creating! ;)

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Photo Inspiration INKspirational DT

It's time for a new challenge at INKspirational!

Gina K. Designs Something Good, Pink Paislee Ephemera Pack Whimsical fox, Technique Tuesday Bubbles on the Border bubbles, Avery Elle Double Pierced rectangle die,journaling card

Check out this cool photo:

There are so many colors to choose from!

 I jumped from a multi-colored journaling card
 (it captures each color in stripes).

I built up from there...stamping the wood image twice in the background.

Please join us with your unique creation!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Forever & Always Dipped Tag Wedding

Simon Says Stamp Stitched Dress Up Tag, Brutus Monroe Autumn Sunrise Kit patterned paper/felt leaf, Colorado Craft Company Lovely Legs Happy Forevering sentiment

I love red and yellow together like this photo~check out the grey roof!

I went with a red leaf that was in my Brutus Monroe Inspiration Box Autumn Sunrise and let it share the color stage with yellow.

I used one of my favorite techniques of "dipping" my tag with paint.

I do this with washi at other times, too.

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Dark & Twisty One Layer

Brutus Monroe Steampunk, The Ink Road Stamps Dark & Twisty sentiment, paper distresser

 I don't often one layer it, but when I do, I want it memorable.

 This Brutus Monroe Steampunk lady makes it easy; the hat is where I have fun!

I went with a sunset design (cuz I can and she's willing to rock it).

One of my favorite techniques is to play around with Copics and create patterns or various color combos within an open space (like a sunset effect on her hat).

  Simon Says Stamp IG October Challenge:Favorite Technique

Simon Says (Wednesday): Anything Goes

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