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STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday - Keep Cozy

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Hi everyone! I am back sharing another easy design for the Stencil Sunday series over at STAMPlorations. This time I am using the Stencil called Crisscrossed.  


I used distress oxide vintage photo and a blending tool and softly brushed the ink through the stencil. I put more pressure on some areas than others so that it was not a constant design.


I used the stamp set called Snow Cozy to stamp the coffee cups onto circles that I punched out.  I colored the cups using Copic Markers and edged the circles using the distress oxide vintage photo.


I used the same stamp set to stamp the sentiments.  I added two pockets and punched a half circle in each to create pockets for my Circles. the thumb notched ensured that my images would show when they were in their "cozy" pockets. 



Be sure to check out the STAMPlorations blog post for details on how you can win a $15 Gift Card to the shop! 

Thanks for stopping by!




Stenciled Christmas Trees

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Hi everyone! I am excited to be featured this month over on the STAMPlorations Blog for the Stencil Sunday series


I transformed my white texture paste into a nice green by swiping some lucky clover Distress Oxide onto my media mat and mixing in the white texture paste.  This is an easy way to create colored texture paste for any project.

Once I was happy with the color, I used a pallet knife to spread the texture paste through the stencil.


I also added a strip of green glitter washi tape to make it a bit more festive.  This is a good way to cover up any boo boo's you may have along the way as well.


Then using my MISTI, I stamped a sentiment on the top as well as under the tree using the stamp set called Hello Christmas.  I used coordinating green ink for my sentiments.


I finished off the card by layering it onto some Green card stock and adding it to a white card base.

I love that this stencil has two trees so I can make to different cards using the same stencil.  When I added th…

STAMPlorations - Christmas Elf

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Hi everyone! I am back sharing another fun design for our challenge going on over at STAMPlorations

Our theme is Stamps and Holidays!  I am using the stamp set called Christmas Elf.  This is a really fun set with an elf as well as elf legs.  I decided to create two cards for you this time around using both of the images. 


There still is time to join the challenge, and we would love to see what you create for the holidays. 

We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies if you have any, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Don't forget to link to this post (find the link above) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes. We will reveal the winners on the 10th of the following month, so don't forget to check back then to see if you are one of the winners!

If you play, make sure you include the graphic in your post and link back to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rules, which you'll …

STAMPlorations - Stamps & Holidays

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Hi everyone and happy December! We are starting another challenge over at STAMPlorations and our theme is STAMPS & HOLIDAYS

I am using the stamp from the TYPOGRAFIA CHRISTMAS collection called Merry Christmas to you. Like many of you, I have several cards to complete this holiday.  This is a very simple design enabling me to make several cards in one sitting. 

We would love for you to join our challenge this month. We ask you to include stamping of some kind in your project (rubber, clear or digi stamps are all permitted). We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies if you have any, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Don't forget to link to this post (find the link above) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes. We will reveal the winners on the 10th of the following month, so don't forget to check back then to see if you are one of the winners!

If you play, make sure you include the graphic in your post and link back to this…

STAMPlorations Mid Month inspiration - Stamps and Circles

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Hi everyone! I am back to provide some more inspiration for out theme and phot challenge going on over at STAMPlorations. STAMPlorations

This time I used the Circles prompt for my inspiration. I created the background using the stencil called Retro Circles. 

It created a fun background and a perfect backdrop for my sentiment. The sentiment stamp is from the Typographia Motivate stamp line called Be in Charge. I love how the background is solid on this stamp. It really helps to highlight the sentiment. 

You can link up any kind of project as long as it's inspired by the theme, the photo, or both! 

We ask you to include stamping of some kind in your project (rubber, clear or digi stamps are all permitted). We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies if you have any, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Don't forget to link to this post (find the link above) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes. We will reveal the winners on the 10t…

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop

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Hi everyone! We are back for another fun Coffee Lover's Blog hop! I am excited to once again be a Super Sponsor for this year's event.  Be sure to check out the shop where I will be offering 15% off all digital images during the week of the hop.

I recently learned how to create a mini journal, and have gone a little crazy creating all sorts of theme'd mini journals.  The journals are so fun as you can add lots of little ephemera pieces, and I love working with ephemera.


I also created a Fall theme'd journal and shared a process video over on my You Tube channel. If you would like to see how to created this mini journal, you can find the video here



the pocket on the left was the perfect size to fit a flash card. I created the Coffee flash card and am offering it as a freebie over in my shop using coupon code: Coffee.  So be sure to grab that freebie soon as It will end once the hop ends. 



All of the ephemera I added came from digital kits in my shop. I will be sure to lis…

STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Challene - Stamps & Circles

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Hi everyone and welcome to our November theme and Photo challenge over at STAMPlorations

I chose to use the photo as my inspiration today. I am using the stamp set called IN BLOOM: floral Bliss Trio.  I have outlined the stamped image using Gold Pen Touch. This is the first time i have tried this product and I was impressed on the ease of using it. 

To go along with the Circle prompt of the challenge, I die cut the rose in the center and popped it up with some foam tape to give it a spotlight affect. 

You can link up any kind of project as long as it's inspired by the theme, the photo, or both! 

We ask you to include stamping of some kind in your project (rubber, clear or digi stamps are all permitted). We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies if you have any, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Don't forget to link to this post (find the link above) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes. We will reveal the winners on the 10th…
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Hi everyone! I am back with some more inspiration for the theme and sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations. You can find all the details over on the STAMPloration blog. 

If you have not joined in yet, here is our prompt for the month. 


You can link up any kind of project as long as it's inspired by the theme, the photo, or both! 

We ask you to include stamping of some kind in your project (rubber, clear or digi stamps are all permitted). We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies if you have any, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Don't forget to link to this post (find the link above) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes. We will reveal the winners on the 10th of the following month, so don't forget to check back then to see if you are one of the winners!

If you play, make sure you include the graphic in your post and link back to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rule…

Fall Colors Video Hop!

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Hi everyone! I know we all love Fall. There is no better way to celebrate than with a few friends and a few creations along the way. If you make videos and would like to join future video hops, be sure to join our crafter's video collaboration group here.

There may also be a few giveaways along the way.  For ease, I have provided a list of all the videos below. If you get lost, you can always come back here and find your place.

Be sure to check out my shop over at  Taylormadecards4u.com for sales and promotions for your Fall crafting! I am a vintage inspired crafter, so you can also find authentic vintage crafty items as well.

Now on to the hop!

Monica Taylor (You are here) Amanda Annalisa Gibson Jeanie Ellis Jessica Francisco Sladjana Perisic Jenlee Schoolcraft: Lisa Kingston Nicole Watt Becky Janie LaCasella Rinta Have fun hopping!

STAMPlorations - Theme and Photo Challenge

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Hello, friends. The STAMPloration team is back and we are excited to welcome you to our new season of challenges after an extended summer break. The challenges have changed a bit, and you can find all the details over on the STAMPloration blog. 


As you can see from the graphic above, we are challenging you with a theme and photo prompt. That means you can link up any kind of project as long as it's inspired by the theme, the photo, or both! 

I decided to work with some Fall colors to help welcome in the season, but you can use any 3 colors of course or use the photo above as inspiration. 

We ask you to include stamping of some kind in your project (rubber, clear or digi stamps are all permitted). We love to see you use your STAMPlorations supplies if you have any, but any crafting supplies are allowed. Don't forget to link to this post (find the link above) and make sure you add the challenge graphic to your post to qualify for prizes. We will reveal the winners on the 10th of th…

National Coffee Day Hop

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Hi everyone! Did you know today is national Coffee Day? Me and a few crafty friends decided to celebrate with some card making!  We are also having a blog hop starting over at the Coffee Lover's Cardmaking Blog. 

But we want you to get in on the fun so we are having a Sale and a Giveaway!  In order to qualify for the drawing, leave a comment below to win the Coffee Blends Paper Pack over at the shop. You can check out this paper pack below. 


We will also offer 25% off all Coffee Digital Downloads. You can find them in the sale section of the shop. But hurry, this sale will end on Sunday October 6th.  The winner will be announced over on Monday October 11th. 

Be sure to check out my shop for your discount and inspiration from my team using some of my images. You will also find a freebie to use. 

If you get lost along the way, you can find the entire list here: http://bit.ly/2O2Q5fd.




Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

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Hi Crafty Friends! I am excited to be participating in a blog hop with my friends over at Brutus Monroe.


I had such a great time guest designing this month and I was honored to be asked to participate in the team blog hop.  For my project, I decided to showcase this beautiful paper collection called Rustic florals. 


This paper is so beautiful, and I knew when I saw it, I had to have it. I decided to create a layered card using this paper set and some black card stock.


So I started out by cutting my first layer using one rectangular dies I had in my stash.  Then I cut a piece of black card stock about 1/4 inch larger around the edged.  

Then I took then next smaller die and did the same thing and adhered this layer onto the first layer. 

I wanted my final layer to stand out a bit more, so I adhered that using some double sided foam tape.



I decided to go simple with my sentiment and cut out the word "HI" several times with one of my letter sets. As a final touch, I added some black …