Friday, February 28, 2020

Being Yourself

Picket Fence Studios Pretty Birds, Copic Markers, The Ton Glass Slipper sequins

This photo has ALL THE COLORS in one shot~which I recreated  with colorblock Copic shading.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Hello Vacation

A member at Brutus Monroe's Fan Club gave a challenge prompt to die cut a card panel for a card.
I cut a smaller rectangle, and used it in a card panel scrap I had.

Brutus Monroe What the Shell/Summer Fun (retired)/Foundation Rectangle and Square Dies/Cardstock (Sky/Honeysuckle)/Card Panel, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle
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Magical Seahorse

I received the coolest happy mail recently.
A friend I haven't seen in years sent me this Pink Ink Designs Seahorse Swirls, because she had 2. ;)

Pink Ink Designs Seahorse Swirls, Stamplorations Cutplorations Magical die, Reverse Confetti Abyss ink, Brutus Monroe Foundation Circle dies

I was intimidated to color it right away (it's a big image), but I didn't want that to stop me.

 This ocean theme challenge had me motivated!

First I stamped it with Reverse Confetti's Abyss ink on a turquoise panel.

I die cut the image with Brutus Monroe's Foundation Circle dies and stamped the image again on a white card panel.

I lined the two images up, added some gold shimmer circles and matched it with a Stamplorations Cutplorations Magical sentiment.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Happy Birthday Modular

Hero Arts Dress Up Image/Glow Girl sentiment/Gina K and Hero Arts Collab Friendship Blooms, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Speckled Egg,Sky,Macchiato)/Foundation Rectangle, Square and Circle dies/Alabaster Pigment Ink, Delta Ceramcoat Hydrangea Pink

I saw the following photo and loved the dipped pink and white vase.

I painted pink on white and die cut a rectangle, then stamped the Hero Arts Dress Up image.

Other elements were cut from the painted area as well.

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Special Delivery

Special delivery with Brutus Monroe Geared Owl and Happy Mail sets.

I thought the 3D rolled "message" under the claw would be fun.

This sentiment matches perfectly!

Brutus Monroe Geared Owl/Happy Mail/Foundation Rectangle Dies/Prism Sequins

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Beautiful Birthday

I used some paint on my project today~

 Hero Arts Dress Up sentiment/Stamp & Cut Alpha Tabs die, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Sea)/Foundation Circle dies, Delta Ceramcoat Paints (Pumkin, Hydrangea Pink), Tim Holtz Advantus Idea-ology Vintage Washi, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles

 I used wall tape to get a clean edge and painted some Delta paint on white cardstock.

I die cut the tab and stamped an older sentiment from Hero Arts.

I stuck to one corner and kept it CAS for the following challenge:

I'm also submitting to the following birthday challenges:

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Feminine Birthday Wishes

No regrets in getting Flawless from The Ton.

The Ton Flawless/Glass Slipper Sequins, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Rouge/Speckled Egg/Honeysuckle)/Foundation Square Dies
Here's some challenges I'm entering:


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Life is Art Stamped Panel

I snipped a sentiment apart to fit in a card panel.
Oh yes I did. ;)
I don't do it often, but it's ok!
Lots of cardmakers do it.
It can be scary, but if you have enough space to work with, you're good.

Brutus Monroe Card Panel/Be Brave sentiment/Foundation Circle dies/Papers (Midnight and Sea Cardstock,Pastel Deco Paper)

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Happy Birthday Sound Waves

It took forever for me to get this stamp set and die set at the same time. 
I'm so glad I snagged it!

 Sugar Pea Designs Greatest Hits, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Honeysuckle/Heather)/Raven Ink/Foundation Square dies, Papertrey Inks


Saturday, February 22, 2020

INkspirational DT I Heart YOu Uni

It's time for another challenge at INkspirational!

Brutus Monroe Stamp of the Month/Foundation Die Squares/Lots of Love Card Panel/Cardstock (Speckled Egg/Heather)/Gold Vein Washi/Raven Detail Ink
 Here's our new challenge prompt:

 Unicorns leap, don't they?

I don't have a horse stamp (my first thought), so I figured this 'lil guy would do. ;)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Live Aloha

I don't create black and white with a pop of color as often as I'd like.

Hero Arts Color Layering Sea Turtle/Square Background, KC Hawaii sentiment, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles
 The turtle is white embossed on black cardstock for

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Non-Creepy Way

Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages, Stampendous House Mouse Say Cheese, Brutus Monroe Cardstock (Phonebook, Macchiato, Heather)/Gold Vein Washi/Foundation Squares and Rectangles,Inks (Alabaster,Raven)

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Monday, February 17, 2020


I went nuts geometrically, just for fun.

 Brutus Monroe Uppercase Alphabet Fill/Foundation dies (Squares and Circles)/ Patterned Papers (Jawbreaker/Neon Glow)/Cardstock (Jack O Lantern,Speckled Egg,Glitterstock)/Embossing Ink/Mic Drop Embossing Powder

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Be the Change

Stamplorations Be the Change, Brutus Monroe Foundation Circle dies/Gold Vein Washi/Raven Detail ink/Slate Cardstock

I focused on the words "acts of kindness" from the following challenge:

The washi-dipped and die cut circles fit the following challenge:

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Happy Birthday Rockstar

I love using Jawbreaker paper from Brutus Monroe.
This time I added a sliver from another new fave~Neon Glow.

Brutus Monroe Rock On/Patterned Paper (Jawbreaker,Neon Glow)/Mic Drop Embossing Powder/Foundation Dies (Squares and Circles)/Prism Sequins/Embossing Ink

I added elements that were die cut from bubble wrap envelopes~this particular one had a sterling color inside.
I had to use it!

Simon Says Stamp February IG Challenge:Birthday Bash
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Thursday, February 13, 2020

You ARe LoveD Red StaTic

I'm officially on the foiling train.

I even picked up a hot laminator.

 Don't tell my husband (who recently purchased the laminator)...this card didn't need it.

Brutus Monroe Lots of Love (Card Panel, stamp, digital cut)/Foundation Square Dies/Cardstock (Heather,Slate)/Red Static Foil Sheet/Jute String

This foiling used a leftover transfer sheet from a previous project.

I loved the red sheet left behind, look at those perfect squares!!

I used Elmer's spray adhesive to attach the remnant to a Lots of Love card panel.

You'll see in this pic that I first tried a double stick tape...and it picked up the red.

I had to tie that down instead.

Spray adhesive helped.

I notched the corners with a hole punch (partial cut), so the jute wouldn't slide on the slippery sheet.

I was inspired by this traditional Valentine photo:

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Fancy Holiday Anxiety

This sentiment is SPOT ON. ;)

 Brutus Monroe Paper (Cardstock-Speckled Egg/Terracotta/ Phonebook, Pastel Deco Paper Pad)/Foundation Square dies, The Ink Road Stamp Becky Stamp set/Clear Bubbles, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle dies

 I had to get it.

I think my friends will love it too.

Here's a fun challenge:

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

I'll Keep You

I love neon.

 I add touches of it on a dreary day~

Simon Says Stamp Playful Messages, Vicki Boutin Just for You, Distress Inks, My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circles, Kindred Stamps stencil

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Flawless Day

The Ton Stamps Flawless, Brutus Monroe Jawbreaker Pattern/Cardstock (Midnight/Scarlet)/Foundation Rectangle & Square dies

Yes to this sentiment! ;)

Check out the challenge at Inspired By, which had me reach for The Ton's Flawless~

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Beside You

Look at this adorable couple image from the Brutus Monroe's Love Suitcase set.

Brutus Monroe Monroe Collection Love Suitcase/Cardstock (Rouge,Heather,Sea)/Lots of Love Card Panel/Foundation Rectangle dies/Prism Sequins

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Stalker Cards ;)

He doesn't know it, but a guy I sat behind at a comedy show had his outfit stalked.

I had to; his blue and white striped top and Terracotta pants had me mesmerized. ;)

I knew I needed to take that inspiration and run with it.

Brutus Monroe So Emotional/Birthday Wreath/ Cardstock (Pumpkin, Terracotta)/Foundation Circle dies/Prism Sequins, Simon Says Stamp Botanical Heart stripes

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