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CCB Challenge Butterflies and Spring

Hello Crafty friends. I wanted to share with you my project for the challenge currently going on over at Canvas Corp Brands
We would love to have you play along this month! Our theme is Butterflies and Spring.  You can make anything you want, Cards, Scrapbook layouts, mixed media...your imagination is the limit. 

It is so easy to create layers using just a few products. 

To begin, I cut corrugated paper into a 5 x 7 tage and tore off some of the corrugated stips . I then added texture paste with a stence and added peeled paint distress crayon and spritzed it with some Rusty Red Glimmer Mist.

I then cut out a frame using a die cut and some corrugated paper. 

I adhered the frame with some glue and then attached some straws I created with some designer paper and twine. 

To further add to my layers, I added some die cut leaves and stickers.

Finally, I added my colored butterfly and my sentiment.

This was an easy project and so fun to create. I am not sure what I am going to do with the tag yet,…

It's all perspective!

Hi everyone! You know when you have an idea in your brain for a card design...and it turns out so much better than you imagined? Well, this is that card for me. 

I had seen a card that had a cityscape mirrored and I thought that would be fun to re create. But when I started stamping...the idea flourished and this is what I ended up with.  
The stamps that I am using are from I Brake for stamps. The Cityscape and the plan are from a stamp set called Full Sheet Travel, Planes and letters.   I wanted the view from the point of view of the plane to be exactly the I created a mirrored image. The eye glass stamp is called glasses and the sentiment is from Tim Holtz. 

I flipped the card around and now the plane is on the other side, but the view view is exactly the's all perspective!
Don't forget you can get 10% off your purchase over at I Brake for Stamps using my coupon code SAVE10MONICA.

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7Gypsies meets Tim Holtz!

Hi crafty friends. Today I am here to share with you a wall hanging I created for Canvas Corp "Friday with Friends" segment. This project was featured last week on the CCB blog , so I thought I should probably share it on my blog as well. 

I have been a fan of Tim Holtz probably as long as I have been a fan of 7gypsies. They both play so well together that it is easy to mix and match to create wonderful vintage projects. 

While shadow boxes can be a bit of a big project to take on, I decided to share with you a faux shadow box using some great products from the 7gypsies Architexture line along with some idea-ology from Tim Holtz. 

STEP 1Cut paper to 9″ x 9″ and distressed edges with Distress ink – Walnut stain. Adhere it to 12 x 12 Canvas Corp ~ Postal printed cardboard.

STEP 2Add 8 x 8 paper from 7gypsies Architextures paper pad, to create the faux vignette boxes.

STEP 3Add ephemera, 7gypies Architexture Findings and elements from 7gypsies Architextures Junque Packs

STEP 4Use…

Easter Sunday !

Hi everyone! I know we are all anxious for Spring...and with Spring comes Easter. I decided to create an Easter card this year and share with you this cute little girl holding a bunny from I brake for stamps. 

I just love this little girl! The stamp is called Sunday Best. She was great for this little Easter scene.

I colored up this large flower to use as my background. Each piece, including the little girl was fussy cut to create a scene.I also had a fence die cut that was a great addition to my background.

Don't forget you can get 10% off your purchase over at I Brake for Stamps using my coupon codeSAVE10MONICA.