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Brutus Monroe Blog Hop

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 …

Christmas in July Video Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to Christmas in July video hop.  I have come together with a few crafty friends to get you inspired and offer some great techniques and tutorials for Christmas.  We know that it is hard to think about Christmas in July, but as a maker, I know the holiday season can be very stressful and the best way to avoid stress is to work ahead and be prepared!

This is a great opportunity to find new You tube channels, so if you like what you see, be sure to subscribe and comment on the videos.  Some of the channels will be having giveaways, so be sure to subscribe and comment for your chance to win. 

Be sure to comment on each video by July 31st. Prizes will be announced on August 5th. Here is a list of all the prizes:

$25 GC to Taylormadecards4u.comThree New Tonic Studios Rococo Christmas Dies $25 GC to Club Scrap CTMH “Yuletide Joy” stamp set$15 Gift Certificate (or Code) to$20 Gift Card to WOW! Embossing Powder Crafty Box Of goodiesCrafty Envelope of Card Su…

Winter Wishes - Christmas in July

Hi everyone. I am excited to be a guest designer over at Brutus Monroe. It was perfect timing to fit in with my Christmas in July series going on this month over on my You Tube Channel. 

The first card set I will be sharing with you were created using the Build a Snowman Stamp set.  When I saw this set, which has a warn top hat, it reminded me of the old Frosty the Snowman movie.  You remember the one, where Frosty comes to life when the magician's hat is placed on his head. I knew I had to get this set. So let me show you what I did. 

I started by stamping the hat, sunglasses, and scarf and fussy cut those items. I also stamped the snow man as I needed to fussy cut his carrot nose and arm twigs.

So I decided by stamping the melted snow on some white card stock.

I also stamped the snow man as I needed to fussy cut his carrot nose and arm twigs.

I used a Nuvo glue pen to glue down my pieces.  I found it was easier to glue them down first then color them. this ensured I did not smudge my…

Gingerbread House

Hi everyone! Well as you probably know by now, I am celebrating all month long with my Christmas in July. I am also guest designing over on the Brutus Monroe blog so I thought it would be fun to incorporate some of his stamps into my series.

Today i am working with the stamp set called Gingerbread Village. This set is so cute and there are so many possibilities with it. Let me show you what I created.

I made a few cards using this stamp set and the first time I stamped everything on white card stock and colored in the images using my copic markers. But I know that everyone does not have copic markers, so I decided to show you another way to get around a lot of the coloring. 

Kraft Card stock is the perfect color for gingerbread. So I stamped my house and gingerbread man onto some kraft card stock.  Before fussy cutting the images, I adhered some double sided adhesive so that I could create stickers.  I find with smaller images, it is easier to use double sided adhesive that way I know th…

Crafter's Castle - Mixed Media Masculine Card

Hi everyone! Did you know that there is a challenge going on over at Crafter’s Castle Blog? You are definitely going to want to check it out and enter this month’s Challenge. Here is an inspiration video sharing with you some wonderful supplies from create for less and my process for creating a mixed media masculine card.

This month’s Crafter’s Castle challenge sponsor is Create For Less and the prize is a $100 gift certificate to shop at their store!!! You should visit there and get your Wish List started in case you win!

Good luck!


Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you!  All  Click on the icons below each product picture.

Mid Month Inspiration - STAMPlorations Birthday theme

Hi everyone! I am here today to offer up some inspiration for the Sketch and theme challenge going on right now over at STAMPlorations!

This time around I chose to go with the theme "Birthdays". The stamp set I am using is called "Happy Birthday". I know we could always use and extrat birthday card on hand, so this is a great challenge to play in!

You can find all the details over on the STAMPlorations blog, so be sure to check it out.  Don't forget that you can use my coupon code: STAMPGIRLMONICA for an additions 25% off!

Thanks for stopping by!

STAMPlorations - June Theme Challenge

It's time for another challenge theme over at STAMPlorations! Our theme this month is Birthdays! But we also have a great sketch for you if you would prefer to go that route. 

As you can see, I chose to go the sketch route this time around!

The stamp set I am using is from the typografia Motivate set called Best Version of You.

Now don't forget, for the challenge you can use either the sketch, theme or both. It is completely up to you! You can find all the details to the challenge over on the STAMPlorations blog. 

Need some supplies? You can use my coupon code STAMPGIRLMONICA for an additional 25% off. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Passport to Summer Blog Hop

Hi everyone! I am excited to introduce to you my three Summer Passport kits! To celebrate our Passport to summer, we are having a blog hop and it all starts here! You can find the entire list below.  This is the last official month for the Design Team and then we will be taking a few months off! But we wanted to celebrate with you this week!

Each member of the Design team had an opportunity to work with one of the kits.  You will have a chance to win one of these kits on their blog, so be sure to visit each one of their posts and follow the instructions for the drawing.

So let me introduce Passport to Paris.

Passport to London.

Passport to New York.

As a special this week, if you purchase any 3 Passport kits during the hop, you will get two kits for the price of one using Coupon code:  PPKPROMO.  This coupon code will only work in the Passport Kit section and will end on June 12th. 

If you are not a digital kind of crafter, I have also put together some embellishment kits to start …

Crafter’s Castle YouTube Video Hop featuring Create For Less!

Hello everyone and welcome to Crafter’s Castle YouTube Video Hop featuring Create For Less! It starts today, Saturday June 1 , and goes through Friday June 7, 2019, giving you plenty of time to watch all 6 design team members videos. There are links below to the design team’s HOP videos.
So here are the details on how to enter and what the prize is. WATCH ALL 6 design team members entire Hop videos. SUBSCRIBE to ALL 6 design team members.....and be sure we can SEE that you have subscribed. Leave a COMMENT on ALL 6 hop videos....not just any comment....comment on something specific you saw in the video. Also, if you are a new subbie let me us know. And it would be fun to know where you’re from. And if you like what you saw PLEASE give a THUMBS up. Thank you! Once you have done all of these things send an e-mail to telling me that you have done ALL of the requirements, and put Hop Entry in the subject line. The Grand Prize winner will recieve a $100 gift certi…