Saturday, November 30, 2019

Woot Christmas Deer

This modern deer screamed for a modern sentiment and place to dance~

Simon Says Stamp Dancing Deer die, CZ Design Woot die, Technique Tuesday Snowflake Tuesday, Hero Arts Square Pattern Background, Brutus Monroe Heather Cardstock

INkspirational DT Post: Naughty

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages, Alcohol Inks

This time the prompt is "naughty".
I pulled out my Simon Says Stamp Playful message for this one. ;)

Please come and visit my talented team mates at the challenge and link up your unique creation!

Friday, November 29, 2019

Merry Birdhouses

I love these birdhouses and I wanted to Christmas them up~

Brutus Monroe Feathered Homes/Uppercase Alphabet Outline, Mixed Media Snowflake Stencil, Snowflake Dies, Copics, White Uniball Pen

I Copic colored each house and detailed with a Uni-Ball white pen for the following challenges:

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Geometric Trees

These tree trunk dies are retired, no worries, 
any trunk die will work~

Brutus Monroe Create Your Own Ending Cassette/Jawbreaker Paper/Square Foundation Dies, My Favorite Things Tree-Mendous trunks

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Smashing Birthday

Shock and awe...that's my aim with this card. ;)
Brutus Monroe's Jawbreaker paper pad is a great start for grounding brighter colors.

I picked up some colors with neon~they go great with these patterns!

Brutus Monroe Jawbreaker and Neon papers, Kindred Stamps Surviving Zombies sentiment, Darice Snowflake die

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Washi Whisperer Winter

I had fun with this one....I just let it happen~ ;)


Brutus Monroe Gold Vein Washi/Neon Purple and Slate cardstock/Card panel from Plaid Tidings inspiration box, Avery Elle Double Stitched Rectangle, Inky Antics Crafty Comments sentiment, Glitterific paint

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Joy to the World Sketch

I've been knocking out Christmas cards at a faster pace now about you?

Brutus Monroe Plaid Piece/Foundation Square Dies/White Pigment Ink/White Christmas sentiment/Snowflake die, Altenew Merry Christmas die "joy", Papertrey Ink Stormy Sea

Here's a fun sketch I followed:

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Joyful Nighttime Snowman

I went for a nighttime snowman...with a hint of a snowdrift.

Right after stamping with Brutus Monroe's White Pigment ink, I smeared my finger along the right edge.

Brutus Monroe Holiday Friends/White Christmas "joy"/Neon Aqua Pigments/Slate and Neon Blue Cardstock

In the dark, this card has something to offer (if you have a blacklight), because of the Neon Aqua Pigments~

Here's the photo prompt that highlights blue and white~

I have true joy (even in the darkest night...) because of my I'm submitting this Joyful card to~

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Silhouette Ornaments

I cracked open my Brutus Monroe Plaid Tidings Inspiration Box and it's a generous one!
I pulled hot pink cardstock and sequins from my stash cuz that black and white plaid called for it. ;)

Brutus Monroe Plaid Tidings Inspiration Box, The Ton Sequins, Avery Elle Double Stitched Rectangles
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You've Been On My Mind Christmas

Classic images like these don't need much for a card~

Brutus Monroe Wooded Gathering, Hero Arts/Gina K Friendship Blooms sentiment, Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

 I kept this gorgeous scene natural and married it with a sweet sentiment.

Here's the photo inspiration that steered my pattern and color choices: classic red and buffalo~

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Monday, November 18, 2019

Geometrics and a Globe

I treated myself to Brutus Monroe Foundation Square Dies-the largest I've seen in a set~

I believe there are 9. ;)

 Brutus Monroe Foundation Square Dies/Stamp of the Month/Raven Detail ink/Snowflake dies, Folk Art Glitterific

This stamp of the month gives me hope...because the years go up to 2028 ;).

There's the touch of Glitterific I'm using up; I prepainted strips to play around with.

Simon Says Stamp November IG Challenge: Holiday

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Peaceful Paper Cranes

I have an opportunity to guest design for Brutus Monroe today.
 I want to share a stamp set I've loved ever since I saw it!
It's called Paper Cranes and I paired it with the Uppercase Alphabet Outline for a Christmas card.

The largest image was heat embossed on Brutus Monroe's Heat Resistant Vellum with Mic's the coolest embossing powder I've ever seen! Check out the shimmery flakes~

 I added embossing ink to the edges and sprinkled some on there too, because this vellum can take it!
I used the fold and score tool to bend the edges over the Jaw Breaker patterned paper.
The chunky snowflake dies are cut from Brutus Monroe's Slate cardstock.
You can find this Triangle Acrylic tray at the store and fill it with your own doodads!

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DT INkspirational Celebration Card

There's a new challenge at INkspirational!

This time the theme is celebrations~mine is for a wedding.

Colorado Craft Company Lovely Legs Happy Forevering, Stamplorations Just Flow stencil, Vicki Boutin Gold Glaze, Avery Elle Double Pierced Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Brushed Off Rectangle

 Here's a photo for inspiration ~

I used the most celebratory color I could come up with: gold glaze...and I spread it through a stencil for the background and smeared some on cardstock which I tore for the sentiment.

Please visit the site to see what my talented teammates have come up with, and join us with your unique creation!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Thankful Glow Snowflake

I die cut a dark purple snowflake and added Neon Aqua Pigments to the ends~

 Brutus Monroe Gold Vein Washi/Neon Aqua Pigments/Slate Cardstock, Hero Arts/Gina K  collab Friendship Blooms sentiment

 Check out that glow!

 Thank You for your visits~I appreciate it! ;)


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shoot for the Moon

With the right scraps sitting around, a card is born. ;)

 Brutus Monroe Outer Space sentiment, Jawbreak/Neon Pink/Slate paper, Foundation Square dies, snowflake die, Folk Art Neon Pink Glitterific

 I stocked up on this Glitterific stuff last Christmas season, and so I need to use it up!

I liked the look of the pink glitterific on Slate paper, so I cut up strips and painted them up...I even added some along the Jawbreaker edge~

 I weighed the edges down until it dried and this Brutus Monroe cardstock and patterned paper hold their shape pretty well.

Simon Says (Monday): Thinking of You

Simon Says Stamp November IG Challenge: Holiday

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You Will Rock This Snowman

The new Holiday Friends from Brutus Monroe has my heart~

Brutus Monroe Holiday Friends image/Create Your Own Ending Cassette sentiment/Slate Cardstock/Raven Detail Ink/Alabaster Pigment Ink/Aqua Pigment Neon/snowflake die/Foundation Square dies

Neon aqua pigments in tiny doses and a blacklight ~

Simon Says (Monday): Thinking of You

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Super Powers Sparkle Can

I was blessed to win Plant a Garden stamp set from Funky Fossil Designs~

 Funky Fossil Designs Plant a Garden, Brutus Monroe Mic Drop Embossing Powder/Clear Embossing Ink

 I colored  with Copics for

 and I embossed with Brutus Monroe Mic Drop for

 you can see the subtle shimmer~

For the record, I'm not a gardener, ;)

but I admire those that have the skill!

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Doggy Christmas Tags

These doggos are so cute ;).


Art Impressions Santa Paws Set, Papertrey Ink Tinsel & Tags kit dies/Background Basics: Super Stripes

I combined Papertrey's Tinsel & Tags kit dies with Super stripes and cutie dogs/sentiments from Art Impressions for:

 Simon Says Stamp November IG Challenge: Holiday

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Joy to the World Black & Yellow

I went with non-traditional colors for this Christmas card, but check out the shaky shaky!!!

 Brutus Monroe White Christmas/Phonebook and Slate Cardstock/Twisted Tangerine Embossing Powder/Black Foam Tape

 Ready made shaker pouches make it super easy~

 Brutus Monroe Self-Adhesive Shaker Pouch

 I used Black Foam Tape around the bag to pop up this embossed panel~

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THX Heart Eye Emoji

Simple Thx card~

Brutus Monroe So Emotional, Snowflake die

I keep strips, they're great for grounding images and a sentiment.

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