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Thoughts of Fall

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Hello Crafty friends! I am here today to share with you a simple Fall card I made using a Leaf punch from Fiskars and a sentiment stamp from I Brake for stamps from the Inspirational Plate #2 set.

What is great about this set is that it will work in any season. The designer paper is actually from my scrap drawer. I found three coordinating pieces to create this Fall design.

I added some washi tape and as a finishing touch and a few Nuvo drops as embellishments.

Don't forget you can get 10% off over at I brake for stamps by using coupon code SAVE10MONICA.
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Peace this Christmas

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Hi everyone! I am here to share with you a Christmas card i created using one of the coordinating stamp and die sets from hero arts.This is called  Peace coordinating set and can be ordered over at the A2Z Scrapbooking shop. There are several Christmas sets in stock, so be sure to check them out while you are there.
I love these coordinating sets. They are so versatile with both the stamps and the matching die cut.  The sets give you lots of options for different sentiments as well.


I am using one of my Tim Holtz die cuts from last year and added some Nuvo Glitter paste to create my snow. The snowflakes are stickers from my stash along with the holly rub on. It is a very simple card with minimal embellishments, but I just love that snow! What do you think?

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Create a layered Halloween tag with idea-ology

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Hi everyone! By now you have probably caught on that I am a Tim Holtz fan! I especially love the idea-ology collection.  His newest addition this year to this line was the paper dolls and I love them! I also love that during the holiday seasons he and his team have specialty items added to this collection.



I created two Halloween tags using various items from idea-ology.  I also used some of his packaging to make a tag.  If you would like to see how I created these, you can see my process on the video below.


What is also great is the packaging design. This year the halloween ephemera back pane was designed with great spider webs which can be incorporated into your crafting.

I used the backing of my packaging to create a tag which I then used to layer my ephemera an other various idea-ology items. I also used Distress collage medium to adhere my pieces. It is a great adhesive and works very well. It also comes in vintage for those of you that want to put a little more color on your epheme…

STAMPlorations ChristmasTypografia Blog Hop

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Hi everyone! I am excited to be part of the STAMPlorations Christmas Typografia Blog Hop.






Visit STAMPlorations Blogto read and see the full details of the whole Typografia Collection and the design team projects. And… before you leave, do not forget to give each of the designer some love about their project for chances to win giveaway prize.

For my first card I used the stamp Jesus is the reason for the season and stamped onto some white card stock then cut it out using my oval die cut.  I also cut out a fancy frame to house my sentiment. I adhered it to some complimentary card stock and a heavy weight card base.



I also created a second card that has a great Scripture for the holidays called A Savior Born




Now remember, commenting closes September 25th and the winner will be announced on Tuesday September 26th.

Prize: One commenter will win her choice of 3 Typografia Christmas stamps. The winner will be randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers…

Trick or Treat!

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Hi everyone! I am here today to share with you a cute Halloween card I created using two colors of Distress Oxides and two stamps from I brake for stamps.

When I saw this cute little image with only Cat's paws showing I knew this sentiment would be purrrfect...

The image is called Guess Who and the sentiment is called Smell my feet. I created the background by using two distress oxide colors, Wild Honey and Fossilized Amber.

I also added some washi tape and a cute metal embellishment.

Don't forget you can get 10% off your purchase over at I Brake for Stamps when you use Coupon Code: SAVE10MONICA

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Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Day 3 You complete me

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It is day 3 of the coffee lover's blog hop. Today I am sharing a card I created using a cute set from Neat & Tangled.

I don't typically create cutesy cards, but this little guy is so adorable and it has such fun sentiments. I had these cute little coffee creamers sitting on my desk from the last hop, so this was a perfect time to get those onto a card.
Hopefully you hoppers are taking a break between your comments to enjoy a nice cup of your favorite drink!
Thanks so much for stopping by!



Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Day 2 Pumpkin Latte

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Hello hoppers and coffee lovers. For day 2 of the Coffee Lover's blog hop I decided to create a pumpkin spiced latte card. I had some of this beautiful graphic 45 paper in my scrap pile, just enough for a card.

I picked up this little coffee Die from Taylored expressions last summer and have not had a chance to use it yet.  It is so cute and small, not how we like our coffee, but great for a card. 
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Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Spider Coffee Day 1

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Wow! It seems like just last week we were hopping through the Summer Coffee Lover's Blog hop and now here we are again for our Fall Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  I am in the middle of packing up my craft room for a move, so I am not sure if I will be able to get 7 cards finished this week, but I will do my best. 

I designed this image using pic Monkey. I had an idea of spiders coming out of a coffee cup, creepy I know, but it is close to Halloween after all.

I embellished the card with some washi tape and a spider token.  Oh and also a little arsenic label. So tell me Coffee Lovers...would you drink this cup?

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7 Days of Halloween - Day 7 Distress Blending

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It is day 7 of my 7 days of Halloween. I wanted to do something different, a blending combination I had never tried before and I am so glad that I did.

To see in detail how I created this card you can click on the video below. 



I used a circle die cut to mask of the moon and created the background by blending two distress oxides and one distress ink.

The stamp that I am using is from Viva Las Vegas Stamps and is called Winter Woods Scene 4.  I also used the bat stamp from the Tim Holtz Halloween set called Haunted House.

The sentiment is from the Halloween Clippings Sticker set from Ideaology.  I hope that you have enjoyed my series over the last 7 days.

Don't forget, I am doing a giveaway over on my you tube channel, so be sure to check out all 7 videos.

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7 Days of Halloween - Day 6 Halloween Scene

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It is day 6 and today we are going to be creating a Halloween scene using one of the new Tim Holtz Halloween sets called Haunted House.


If you would like to see how I created this card, you can click on the video below. 


I created the background using two distress oxides, Black Soot and Antique linen.  The trees background stamp is from I Brake for Stamps and was stamped using vintage photo.

The Halloween scene was created using one of the new Stampers Anonymous stamp sets from Tim Holtz called Haunted House.

I finished off the card with one of the paper dolls from the Halloween set.



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7 Days of Halloween - Day 5 Vintage Halloween Cards

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It is day 5 of my 7 days of Halloween. Today is my favorite day and my favorite card. I am going to share with you my process for creating a vintage Halloween card.   

I am using three stamps from I brake for stamps to create this card., Ruler Background, Girl on Pumpkin and Travel Planes and Letters. 

To see how I created this card you can click on the video below.



To create this card I used several layers of the Halloween Paper stack from Tim Holtz. I also used a die called lovely view to add some contrast.

The paper was distressed using a distressing tool and some Distress Oxides.  I finished off the card by adding a word band, some remnant rubs and finally some orange flowers. 

Don't forget you can get 10% off over at I brake for stamps by using coupon code SAVE10MONICA.

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7 Days of Halloween - Day 4 Monstrous

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Hello crafty friends. It is day 4 of my 7 days of Halloween series. Today I am going a little spooky and using my new Monstrous stamp set from Stampers Anonymous. This is one of the Tim Holtz Halloween sets released this season.


To see how I created this card you can check out my You tube video below. 


To ensure that my monsters fit inside my template, I traced the opening onto some white cards stock before I stamped them.

I used the cut out portion to cover up my colored images before adding the fired brick distress paint onto the panel. I also used the stripes stencil and some rub ons to finish up the card.

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7 Days of Halloween - Day 3 Non traditional Halloween Stamps

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It is Day 3 of my 7 Days of Halloween. Today I wanted to share with you a Halloween card that I created using a non traditional Halloween stamp set. 

This stamp set is from Hero Arts and is called Woof.  It can be special ordered over at A2ZScrapbooking and is a great set to have in your stash.  What is great about this stamp set is that it can be used not not only for every day cards, but for Holiday cards as well.

To see how I created this card, you can check out my video below. 







The background was created using two of the Distress Oxides, spiced marmalade and twisted citron along with the Stripes Tim Holtz stencil.  



With just a few embellishments I was able to get this little puppy ready for some Halloween fun.  I added some washi tape to further embellish the card along with some Nuvo drops.

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7 Days of Halloween - Day 2 Fussy Cut Cards

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It is day 2 of my 7 days of Halloween series. Today I am sharing a card with you that has a stamped background and images that I stamped and Fussy Cut.

The background was created with a stamp from STAMPloartions called Damask. I used Seedless Preserve Distress Oxides for the background and stamped the images with Black Archival ink.

To see how I created this card check out my video below.


This stamp set is from Inkadinkado and is called Witching hour. It has several great Halloween images that are easy to fussy cut.

I also used a number set from Stampers Anonymous to stamp out the 31 on the card. I think it is a great focal point.  

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