Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thank you Card

Hellooooo my scrappy peeps!
I am back with a very simple card that I created for a friend as well as the October Card Challenge that is being hosted over at Craft Happens Ning Site. 

I used a few dies from my stash on this card. The border on the side is from the Spellbinders Parisian Accents Die Set. The Fleur De Lis Background is a Spellbinders Impressibilities which I impressed onto a cream colored cardstock then distressed it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I also used The Spellbinders Labels 18 Die.
The gorgeous flourish on the card is the Fanciful Flourish die by Cheery Lynn Designs which I purchased from Darlene over at http://dutchpapercrafts.blogspot.com/. She has great prices on all sorts of dies! The 3 Flowers on the card are all from Wild Orchid Crafts ..
Aside from this card I have been actively crafting here and there.  I am about 1/2 way done with the mini album that I have been working on for a personal swap with my scrappy friend Monique Mason over at ButterBeeScraps so stay tuned for that. I'm hoping to get it done in the next week or so!
Thanks for stopping by!
Monica

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Last Post! Altered 5 Drawer Dresser

Hi Scrappers!
Ok this is my last post for today I promise. So I have been working on a mini album for a personal swap with my friend Monique (butterbeescraps) - My youtube was being neglected and since I was in need  of a new video and the mini is not due to be completed for another 2 weeks or so I decided to do this simple and quick project. I had this little dresser thingy sitting on the shelf so I decided to finally alter it. I wanted it to be quick and simple and here is how it turned out! To check out the video click HERE
Front View
 Side View
 Back Angled View
 Top View
So I used DCWV Chateau Lavender Paper Stack. And I left it very simple since I thought the paper was beautiful I didn't want to be covering it up all that much. I used My lindy's Moon Shadow Ink - Pirates Plunder Gold to stain the wood instead of painting it with acrylic paint. To see what products I used check out the video I got over all of the products there.
Thanks for stopping by!

Mon

ERIC my new love! Spellbinders Grand Calibur!

Hey Everyone!
So I introduced one of the new loves of my life in one of my videos on youtube back in Aug. I have been wanting the BigShot Pro for the longest time as well as the Spellbinders Grand Calibur. My original plan was to buy the BS Pro first then eventually get the Calibur somewhere down the road. Well the Pro will take me much much longer to save for and is HUGE! So I went with the Calibur. I sold a few of my old cricut cartridges that I NEVER use and got this bad boy with a Joann's 50% coupon at Michael's! Gotta love the acceptance of competitor coupons LOL.  I have a tendency to name my possessions that I truly Love. So without any more delay this is ERIC! He is named after my FAVORITE True Blood character Eric Northman! Isn't he beautiful and SEXY lol!
 Well I just wanted to share my new love since I get overly excited when I make new purchases! ehehhehe! He is a dream and cuts BEAUTIFULLY! I love the larger platform.. 8 1/2" x 12 plates! I get sooo many cuts done on one run for all of my smaller dies and takes all the larger border spellbinder dies that I couldnt cut on my cuttlebug since I did not have the extender plates! Which I did not want to purchase since I do NOT like my cuttlebug lol... Anyways I Love Love Love my new toy so I just wanted to share it with the world! LOL

Alrighty I'm outta here!!!

Mon

Another Altered Cigar Box

I'm back! Post #2 LOL. Well now that I look there will be 4 posts total lol.. I just noticed that I didn't post the 3rd altered Cigar Box that I did. This was created for a swap over at MAS -MiniAlbumScraps.ning.com. I must say I absolutely LOVE the way this box came out. Another one I wanted to keep for myself lol.
Anyways,tThis is going to be a quick post so I wont be listing the products that I used on this box since it was done back toward the end of June I believe and it would be very time consuming for me to go back and find all the products. I do go over all the products used on my yt video so if you are interested click HERE.

I know I always post all the products I used so sorry about that.  But since there are a total of 3 or 4 blog posts I need to make these short and sweet since my kids are already all over me to get off my laptop. LOL
Thanks for stopping by!
Monica


I know its been a while! Catch up time! Doggy Door Frames

Hey Everyone!
I know I know I've been neglecting my blog again. Life just gets in the way and I forget! Well I will be catching up on a few posts. So expect like 3 today lol. But dont worry they will be short n sweet!!
Back on 7/3 I altered some unfinished wood doggy door frames from Michael's for my older sister who has 2 chihuahuas.
I was in dire need to craft since I had not touched my scrappy stuff since June and I needed something fast and easy to do to get my fix.  Check the bottom of this post for all the products used. To watch my youtube video click HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Monica

Products Used on the "JAGER FRAME"
Americana - Dark Chocolate Acrylic Paint ( On roof and base)
Americana - Antique Gold and Craftsmart Metallic Gold ( Mixed them together)
Americana - Snow Titanium White
Fancy Pants Rub-on letters in Brown
Gold Mesh Bling

Products used on the " VANILLA FRAME"
Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint  - 2 colors mixed together : Purple Yam & Sweet Pea ( on roof and base)
Martha Steward Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint - Pink Flamingo
Americana - Snow Titanium White
Clear Crystal Wheat Leaves
Silver mesh bling
Fancy Pants Rub-on letters - Black
1" nylon butterfly

1" Rose leaves and Black Skeleton Leaves from I Am Roses

WOC Products
Chrysanthemums
White Sweetheart Blossoms
Chery Blossoms
Lavender Open Rose
1/2" 2 toned open roses


Thursday, June 7, 2012

Chipboard Mini Album

Hey Everyone,
So here is my first take at a chipboard mini album from the dollar section at Michael's. I am not pleased with the way it turned out but I made a promise to myself to show everything that I created whether it came out nice or not. lol So here I am sharing even though it makes me cringe and want to hurl by looking at it. Anywhooo.... All the products I used will be listed below the photos. So this album was created for my son's teacher. today is his last day of Kindergarten :::sniffles:::: and i had completed forgotten I wanted to make his teacher a gift.. I only spent like 2 to 2.5hrs on this album. over the length of 4 days.. I know.. craftin time these past few days have been scarce. So I decided to use a paper collection that I hate lol... Its been sitting in my box for ages.. it was given to me a long time ago and it been sitting there. so I just decided to use it.... that was my first mistake using paper I didn't particularly love.. Oh well, it is what it is...So here are the pics. I did do a video on it which I have already posted on youtube.




I took the pics before I created the the photo tags that go in the album so theres no pics of that.. but your not missing anything lol. they are just photomats... no embellishing.
As you can tell I left the album pretty bare... hardly any embellishments.

Products Used
Chipboard mini album from Michaels
K&Co Amy Butler - Lotus Faded China Paper Collection
Recollections black cardstock
Black Soot Distress Ink & Versamark Ink
Recollections Pesto Pearl & Silver embossing powder
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburts - Silent Night Silver, Midnight Randevouz Raven and Freaky Franken Lime
Recollections Bling
Silver & Lime Green Mesh Bling
6mm black flat back pearls
10mm ivory & black flat back pearls from SaCrafters
Black lace
Martha Stewart - Deco Fan border punch
WOC - 1 1/2" Trellis rose, 1 1/4" wild rose, 1/2" open rose, cherry blossom and sweetheart blossom & chrysanthemums.
IAR - Puffy Daisies and Small Green Leaves
Heidi Grace Printed Alpha chipboard stickers - "Midnight Kisses"
Spellbinders Labels 4 I think lol

Thanks for stopping by
~Monica


Thursday, May 31, 2012

Altered Cigar Box. Take Two!

Helllllooooooo!!!
Ok so 2 posts in 1 day! I'm on FIRE!!!! So here is another cigar box that I altered! This is my 2nd one! I must say I LOVE it!! I think its super fabby! I made this on Monday 5/28 for my mommy for her b-day yesterday (5/30)! I got the box from Michaels and painted it with Craftsmart black acrylic paint then went to town with my goodies! Check out the end of the post for products used! If you want to see the video click HERE



Products Used
Craftsmart Black Acrylic Paint
DCWV La Creme Paper stack
Recollections Black Cardstock
Martha Stewart Deco Fan Border punch
Recollections Bling
Gold Mesh Bling
Black satin ribbon - 1/2"
Black satin/tulle pleated trim from hobby lobby
Black felt
6mm Black flat back string pearls
1" Clear baubles
2" Gold Nylon Butterfly

WOC
1 1/2" Trellis Rose
1 3/4" Open Rose (45mm)
Large Gardenia
1 1/2" Wild Roses
1 1/4 Wild Roses
Large Hip Rosebuds
1/8" Closed Rosebuds
1" Curly Rose ooh or is it 1 1/4" yikes i forgot sorry!
White stem gypsophelia flowers.

IAR
Large Maple Leaves

Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburts
Cranberry Mist Burgundy
Golden Sleigh Bells
Creme Brulee Cream
Cadbury Milk Chocolate

OK I think I got everything! Whew! This took forever!

Thanks for stopping by!
~Monica




Birthday Card

Hey Everyone,
So I've fallen a little behind again on posting. I made this birthday card for my older sister two weeks ago. It is a fairly simple card. I had to make it last minute since most of my time was spent making her a homemade lemon cake. The products used will be listed below the picture.
 Products Used:
DCWV - Mariposa Paper Stack
Recollections Black Cardstock
WOC Large White Gardenia
IAR Large Maple Leaves
Green Mesh Bling
AmyR Stamps - Best Birthday Wishes Sentiments Stamp Set
Damask Ribbon ( purchased at walmart)
Spellbinders - Labels Five
Martha Stewart Border punch - 3 Dots
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Monica

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Cards

Hey Scrappers,
So I created 2 cards for Mother's Day this year. One for my little sister and one for my mommy. I'm not much of a card maker  and I don't make them that often.. I am really happy the way they turned out. I must say the one I made for my mom I love the best. Lets start with the first one I made, which is for my little sister. I used the Chateau Lavender paperstack by DCWV.












Products Used on this card:
I Am Roses - White Puffy Daisy
WOC - Large Gardenia, Large Wild Rose Buds
Distress Inks: Rusty Hinge, Dusty Concord and Peeled Paint
Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz - Scintillating Silver and Embossing Powder in the Royal Burgundy Blue
Lime Green Mesh Bling
2" Lavender Nyloon Butterfly
1" crystal bauble
Tim Holtz Flourish Die 
Amy R Stamps from All that scraps - All about Mom Sentiments
Martha Stewart Deco Fan Border Punch Set



Here is the card for my mom. This one is my favorite. For this card I used the Mariposa Paperstack by DCWV.





Products Used:
WOC - Large gardenia, 1 1/2" Wild Rose, Large Wild Rose Bud, Hip Rose bud and gypsophelia stem flower.
I Am Roses - Large maple leaves
Distress Inks - Ages Mahogany , Vintage Photo
Lindy's Stamp Gang - Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz and Midnight Gold Embossing Powder
Black/Silver Mesh  Bling
Tim Holtz Florishes Sizzix Die
Martha Stewart Border Punch Set - Deco Fan
Spellbinders nestabilities Die - Labels Nine
Amy R Stamps - All About Mom Sentiments and TPC - Sentiments

Thanks for stopping by!

~Monica



Saturday, May 12, 2012

Simple Tag & Stick Pins

Hey Scrappers!
Here is a tag and stick pins I created to go along with the Cigar Box. Nothing too fancy but I liked the way everything came out and the color combination. I'm not really an orange fan but the orange and purple worked well together! For more details on the items used check out the youtube video, just click HERE



Thanks for stopping by!!!
~Monica

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Altered Cigar Box

Hey Ladies!!
I'm back.. I have been MIA for a little over a month! I was sick for a while then decided to read some books. I read the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy last week! Whew I love it! haahhaa.
So I signed up for my first swap over at minialbumscraps.ning.com so here is my completed project. I used the Coural Couture stack by DCWV.
 I painted the entire box with Orange acrylic paint then used Weathered Wood crackle medium and added white acrylic paint on top. I used a bunch of IAR and WOC goodness on this box.
To check out the video on youtube click HERE
For a complete list of products check the bottom of this post :)



Products Used:
Lindy's Stamp Gang 
Desert Moon Copper Pine Embossing Powder
Golden Sleigh Bells Starburst
Tibetan Poppy Teal Starburst

I Am Roses
Puffy Daises
Small Gardenia Petals

Wild Orchid Crafts
1 1/2" Trellis Rose
1 1/4" Wild Roses
1/8" Closed Rose Buds

Additional Random Products

Ribbon Slider Buckles (for 10mm centers)
10mm flatback pearls from SaCrafters
4mm white flat back pearl  trim
Rusty Hinge Distress Ink
White Acrylic Paint
Orange Acrylic Paint ( with a small dab of red)
Weathered Wood Crack Medium
Martha Stewart - Deco fan corner punch
Modge Podge
Tim Holtz Sizzix Flourish Die


Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

~Monica


Thursday, March 29, 2012

I Finally Got a BIA!!!

Ok Ok. So I was a little naughty this past weekend! I said I wouldn't be making any new purchases for quite sometime because I am saving for my Big Shot Pro. Well I used the money I was going to save towards the PRO this month on the BIA. I had heard that Tuesday Morning sometimes carried them for a great price. So I went on the hunt for it. There are 6 Tuesday Mornings within a 20 mi radius so I called 4 out of the 6 stores before I found it. And I was lucky too. It was the last one they had! And it was super cheap! You can't beat $30! Brand new seals and looking beautiful! Of course now it will be a little while before I actually use it since I don't have the o-wires for it... But I promised myself I wasn't going to buy anything else at all! So here is the latest edition to my scrapbook area.. lol.. I love it to death even tho its PINK! Ugh why can't it be a more appealing color like Black. lol.. Oh well.
I can't wait to make something with it! Stay tuned!
Thanks for stopping by~
~Monica

Friendship Page

Hey Everyone!
Here is a quick little project that I made about two weeks ago. It's a friendship page for mt good friend Shelly Anne. Some friends and I are doing a 6x6 friendship book. It has all of our contact information on it. I used the Mariposa paper stack by DCWV. It is on a 6x6 med weight chipboard.
To check out more info on it check out my video on youtube : HERE


Thanks for stopping by!!!
~Monica

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Altered Jewelry Box

Yo Scrappin Divas!
What have you all been up to? So here is another finished project. I am happy to report that this will be my last Black Currant paper stack project for a long long time lol... I still love the paper but I am over it. I got some new papers last week which I showed on a haul vid last week. So Saturday I completed an unfinished wood jewelry box that I bought at Michaels. They are $7.99 reg price and I used a 40% coupon. I created this  for my BFF's 10 yr old stepdaughter's birthday. For details on how I created this box check out the video on youtube.... click here. I really enjoyed creating this box. Check the bottom of the post for links to the products I used.



 Products Used
DCVW - Black Currant Paper Stack
Black Acrylic Paint
Modge Podge (Gloss)
10mm flatback pearls from SaCrafters
Ribbon Buckles ( for sale here on my blog)
MFT Die - Leafy Flourish
Cuttlebug Alphabet Die - "You're not the boss of me"
Martha Stewart Corner Punch - Deco Fan
Black and Silver Bling Mesh 
Stampendous Pearlust Embossing Powder - Rubellite
Clear Crystal Wheat Leaves
Black Small Skeleton Leaves

Wild Orchid Crafts
Silver Filigree Corners
http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=164_137&products_id=1674

1 1/2" Trellis Rose
http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_143_128&products_id=1569

1/8" Closed Rosebuds
http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_10&products_id=345

I am Roses
2" Large Puffy Daisies
http://www.iamroses.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=cat_show_pro_detail&pid=92830

 2" White Curly Gardenia Petals
http://www.iamroses.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=cat_show_pro_detail&pid=89229

Curly Roses
http://www.iamroses.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=cat_show_pro_detail&cid=20921&pid=85614

Lindy's Stamp Gang

Bougainvillea Fuchsia Starburst Stain
http://www.lindystampgang.com/products/Bougainvillea-Fuchsia.html

Hydrangea Blue Starburst Stain
http://www.lindystampgang.com/products/Hydrangea-Blue.html

Scintillating Silver Glitz Spritz
http://www.lindystampgang.com/products/Scintillating-Silver.html

Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

~Monica



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Photo Cube

Hey Everyone,
So last week I got some crafting done! Woohoo!!!! This is a belated birthday present for my homie Mely Goodman. Yes its over a month late but I got it done lol!
To check out details check out the video on my youtube channel. I used alot of WOC and IAR products as well as some lindy's starburst sprays, crystal wheat leaves and gold blingy mesh. I used the DCWV Mariposa paperstack for this project. Thanks so much for stopping by!





Have a Scraptastic Week!
~Monica

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Altered Mirror

Hey Scrappers!
Finally I am getting around to doing the blog post for the altered mirror I did a video for about a week ago. I started this mirror with the idea it would be for my own scrap space but as I chose the paper I realized it would be perfect for one of my scrappy bff's new scraproom. This is for the lovely Kayluvs2scrap! She is truly one of the greatest friends I could have asked for as well as Mrs. Mely Goodman! I love these two ladies to death!
So to start things off I used a mirror I purchased at Ikea. I did not need to paint is since the frame was already painted black. I once again used the Black Currant paper stack by DCWV. I know I know I've used the same stack for all my projects... Well I only have 3 stacks but I promise I am currently working on something for Mely using a different stack lol. I hope to have it posted in a few days! I know in my video I said I would post all the items used but it's very time consuming lol. So I decided not to post them. if you really want to know just leave me a comment and I will let you know exactly what I used. I did go over it in my video so you can check that out if you want to know lol.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project.


 Kay I hope you like your mirror!

Happy Scrappin Everyone
~Monica

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Altered ATG Stand

Hey Scrappers!
Man it's been a long long time! Almost 2 months! YIKES!!! Well I'm back!  I stayed home from work today cuz the man had a rough night so I stayed home to care for the baby! I got some scrappin time while the baby napped and a little bit while he was awake. This took me 4.5 hrs to complete lol... It should have only taken about 1hr lol. I really enjoyed altering this stand! It had been sooo long since I last crafted, it was definitely needed! Here are the pictures of the finished stand!


I painted the entire stand with black acrylic paint. I used the DCWV Black Currant Paper stack - a black and white damask paper.  to find out more details check out my video on youtube!
Here is a list of all the products I used
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers!

1 1/2" Hybrid Tea Roses 
http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_142_83&products_id=954

1" Black Open Roses
http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_5&products_id=2083

5/8" White Sweetheart Blossoms
http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com/us/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_145&products_id=1757

I Am Roses
1" Green rose leaves
http://www.iamroses.com/index.php?lay=show&ac=cat_show_pro_detail&cid=22754&pid=89165

Lindy's Stamp Gang
Silent Night Silver ( used on 2 sweetheart blossoms)
http://www.lindystampgang.com/products/Silent-Night-Silver.html

Glory of the Seas Gold ( sprayed on top of the Cranberry Colorwash on the Hybrid Tea Roses)
http://www.lindystampgang.com/products/Glory-of-the-Seas-Gold.html

Cranberry Colorwash
http://www.rangerink.com/products/prod_dyeink_adirondackcolorwash.htm

 Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the project!

Scrappin4MyBoys
~Monica