Friday, January 31, 2020

You Are a Limited Edition

This fun scene is a STAMP.
Doesn't it look drawn?
I love it.
I highlighted the wonky angle by trimming the scene and adding a frame.

Picket Fence Studios Your Eyeliner Straight, Brutus Monroe Jaw Breaker Paper Pad/Sea cardstock/Raven Detail ink, Reverse Confetti Bubble Confetti circles, Faber-Castell Texture Gems

I let Brutus Monroe Jaw Breaker do the color, because WOW, am I right?

I smeared a bit of Faber-Castell Texture Gems for gloss on the mirrors.

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Shiny Happy Mail

I played with some new glitter glaze, sequins and a stencil from Brutus Monroe.

 Brutus Monroe Happy Mail/Mixed Media Burst Stencil/Key Lime Glitter Glaze/Yellow Gold Prism Sequins/Gold Vein Washi/Cardstock (Aubergine,Slate,Macchiato)/Alabaster Pigment Ink

 Key Lime Glaze goes great with Yellow Gold Prism Sequins~

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Hugs With Foiling

Ok, so I took the plunge!
I tried foiling for the first time!
I used Brutus Monroe Red Static foil with Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo.

 Brutus Monroe White Christmas sentiment/Foil Transfer Sheet Red Static/Foundation Square dies/Lots of Love Card Panel/Cardstock (Slate/Midnight), Copics, Deco Foil Transfer Gel Duo

 It's addicting, for real tho. ;)

I used Brutus Monroe Foundation Square Dies to cut squares for masking, and applied Transfer Gel.  

 After it dried, I added the foil and it's such an awesome effect.

 (new technique-foiling)

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Focus on the Good

I used a partial image of new-to-me 

House-Mouse Painting Pals paired with Brutus Monroe's Vintage Floral Background sentiment.

 House-Mouse Designs Painting Pals, Brutus Monroe Vintage Floral Background sentiment/Limited ed Aqua Pigments (paint swatches), Copics

 I used Brutus Monroe's limited ed. Aqua Pigments (Plaid Inspiration Box) for the swatches.

The rest was coordinated and colored with Copics.

Here's a zoom in:

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

XOXO Doggo

I think I've made more valentines this year than I ever had.

This set makes it so easy to be inspired, just saying. ;)

Brutus Monroe Lots of Love/Foundation Circle dies/Cardstock (Aubergine,Mirrorstock Prism,Glitterstock)/Alabaster Pigment Ink, Gold Vein Washi/Glitter Glaze Unicorn Horn for edging, Copics

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Love Circles

I was inspired to make a sentiment only card from another Brutus Monroe Fan Club member's challenge suggestion and I used Brutus Monroe Lots of Love stamps, card panels, Alabaster Pigment ink,Cardstock (Sea, Speckled Egg, Macchiato) and Foundation dies (Rectangle & Circle).

Brutus Monroe Lots of Love stamps, card panels, Alabaster Pigment ink, Cardstock (Sea, Speckled Egg,Macchiato), and Foundation Circle dies

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Monday, January 27, 2020

I Heart You

This is for my babygirl's 19th bday; she's obessed with piggies. ;)

I found this adorable image from Impression Obsession and paired him with a sentiment from Brutus Monroe's Stamp of the Month.

Brutus Monroe Stamp of the Month sentiment/Cardstock (Sea, Speckled Egg, Slate), Impression Obsession Coffee Guinea Pig,Papertrey Ink Stripes, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

(new stamps)

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Bubble Wrap Card

Can't bring myself to toss out gorgeous black bubble wrap envelopes from Brutus Monroe.
A fan club member recently suggested a challenge using their packaging and products.

I was inspired to use their Foundation Circle Dies 
(they cut in one hit) and came up with this:

Brutus Monroe packaging/Tux stamp set/cardstock (Heather, Aubergine)/Foundation Circle Dies

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Navy Valentine

I have a complex relationship with Navy.
I've always bought navy colored items and wanted to incorporate them, but couldn't seem to get the hang of it.  
I took the plunge this past winter and bought a navy coat, so I HAVE to wear it! ;)
Plus, its a great coat.

Brutus Monroe Steampunk Rose/Autumn Essential sentiment/ Alabaster Pigment Ink/Copper Shred Washi/Midnight Cardstock, Circle dies

I used circle dies and washi-dipped them.

 Check out this great challenge~
  I love this idea! I hope to make more.
Here's my navy coat I used for inspiration:

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

INkspirational DT Glitz a Strip

It's time for another INkspirational challenge! 

It's my cue for this challenge and I chose Glitz a Strip.

Here's my creation~

Reverse Confetti Happy Winter/Bubble Confetti Cuts, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Midnight,Sea,Heather,Slate), FolkArt Glitterific

 I have scraps of cardstock laying about that have been treated with Glitterific.

It's handy to add a bit of shine to any project.

Please join us with your unique creation!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

One Layer Grouchy BDay

I masked off sections and sponged in distress inks for a one layered card~

Brutus Monroe Rock On sentiment, Kindred Stamps Annoyed Boss, Distress Inks, Martha Stewart confetti

How cute is he???!

I washi-taped sections, sponged with distress inks and removed the tape for the background.

It's a one-layer with Martha Stewart confetti for embellishment.

(Hoping his "frosty" demeaner is suitable) ;)

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Steampunk Valentine

This card happened and I'm so glad that it did 

(although it took a few tries to line up the image like I wanted).

Brutus Monroe Steampunk/Lots of Love/cardstock (Sea,Terracotta,Speckled Egg, Slate, Phonebook, Prism Mirror Stock), My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

She's one of my faves from Brutus Monroe Steampunk and I paired her with hearts and sentiment from Lots of Love.

Cardstock is also from Brutus Monroe (Terracotta, Sea,Speckled Egg, Slate, Phonebook) cut with My Favorite Things Wonky stitched circles.

The circles are stacked on the new Prism Mirror Stock for 

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Happy Birthday Mouse and Friend

I got some therapeutic coloring done~

Stampendous House Mouse HMCP28, Simon Says Stamp & Colorado Craft Company Stamptember Lovely Legs sentiment, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Speckled Egg,Slate)/Copper Shred Washi, Copics

This cute image and the following challenge encouraged me to color~

HMFMC #307 . Anything Goes + Option of Food and/or Drink

It's a new to me image:

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Dance With Your Heart

Brutus Monroe Snowflake Mixed Media Stencil/Mic Drop embossing powder/Leah die/Neon Pink and Heather Cardstock/Emerald Glitter Glaze/Heat Resistant Vellum, Simon Says Stamp & Colorado Craft Company Stamptember Lovely Legs

This collab stamp set from Colorado Craft Company and Simon Says Stamp is still shiny and new for me.

It's my first time inking it up.

I used Brutus Monroe's Mic Drop embossing powder on Heat Resistant Vellum.

I paired it with Brutus Monroe's gorgeous Leah die and Snowflake stencil.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Ooh La La

So I bought all this mesh on clearance after Christmas~hence the Ooh La La ;).

 Brutus Monroe Foundation Rectangle Dies/Monthly Stamp Club sentiment/Slate Cardstock

 This backdrop warranted the rose embellishments that were included in my Brutus Monroe Inspiration box~my hubby will be so impressed with the class here. ;)

Stacked rectangles for dimension:

The colors at Time Out had me at red~

(shiny new monthly stamp from Brutus Monroe~the sentiment)

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Monday, January 13, 2020

May Hope Sustain You

 I have a sympathy card today.
These are always hard for me~emotionally, anyway.
I pray it blesses the recipient...she doesn't know me very well~ mostly as a customer.
I feel compelled to acknowledge her sudden loss. ;(

 Brutus Monroe Petals die/Square Foundation dies, Verve (no longer in business) Sentiment

Thanks to these colors...I was able to match the somber occasion~ (my usual style just won't do).

It's my first time cutting with this Brutus Monroe die~

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

XOXO Unicorn

Cuteness overload with Brutus Monroe's Lots of Love!


Brutus Monroe Lots of Love/Cardstock (Heather/Speckled Egg)/Square Foundation dies, Copics

Here's a zoom in so you can see that darling key embellish~


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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Guitar Birthday

I had to sneak away during my sister (and family's) visit 
 to create this card for her husband's bday.

It's right around the corner and I wanted to get it done when the idea hit. ;)

Brutus Monroe Rock On stamp set/Mixed Media stencil Wallpaper/Square Foundation dies/Detail Raven Ink, Nuvo Drops

He got to see snow for the first time while visiting...isn't that fun???

I hope she and her fam had a nice time (they only know all things  Hawaii).

I used one of the newest Brutus Monroe stencils~I belong to the stencil subscription plan.

You should be able to purchase it now on the site~

I sponged the stencil through squares cut from cardstock (foundation squares also from Brutus Monroe).

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INkspirational DT Fauna

It's time for a new challenge at INkspirational!

The cue is

Here's a card for next Christmas ~

 Technique Tuesday Being Unique sentiment/Sparkle & Shine snowflakes, Simon Says Stamp Dancing Deer die

Please join us with your unique creation!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Floral Crafty Friend

How about some florals and sunshine~

 Brutus Monroe Botanical Background/Crafty Friends/Mic Drop Embossing Powder/Papers (Slate/Phonebook), Avery Elle Wonky Stitches

I'm ready for sun and WARMTH, how about you???

The floral image and sentiment are heat embossed...check out the sparkle of Mic Drop from Brutus Monroe!


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Saturday, January 4, 2020

All the Feels

I'm not ready to put away snowflakes~we'll have them for awhile in our neck of the woods.

Brutus Monroe So Emotional/Uppercase Alphabet/Neon Aqua Pigment, Darice snowflake die, My Favorite Things Stitched Square, Distress tool
 I used Brutus Monroe's Neon Aqua Pigments for a little something too:

 I love the look of snowflakes as an embellishment:

(snowflake dies)
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Friday, January 3, 2020

People Will Stare

I love sentiments with sass ;).

 The Ton Flawless sentiments, Reverse Confetti Bubble Confetti/This & That Paper Pad,Crafter's Companion Dazzling Star Gemini Star dies, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Honeysuckle/Sea/Midnight), Nuvo Drops, Gold Shimmer Cardstock 

 These sentiments are new for me...from The Ton Flawless.

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Thursday, January 2, 2020

Party Stars

I love the idea of a party ;).

Crafter's Companion Dazzling Star Gemini dies, Papertrey Ink Party Trio die

This is a basic party card for

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