Friday, July 22, 2016

Brutus Monroe Fall Inspiration Box

Hi everyone I'm on the brutus monroe blog today sharing a card I made using products from the Fall inspiration box!



Come check it out!
Lori


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Brutus Monroe Tall Bloom Stamp Set

Hello crafty friends, how are you liking the new release from Brutus|Monroe? It's so fun!

So today I decided to try something a little different. I looked at the 2x6 stamp sets and thought they would look great as bookmarks. Bookmarks are fun to make and would make great little stocking stuffers at Christmas, or place them in a book as a gift anytime.



How do you like it? I love it, and It was so simple to make. 
I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used Dr. Ph. Hydrus watercolors. I measured black textured cardstock and adhered it to the back. I then ran it through my laminater, hole punched it and added ribbon. Very simple project. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Let me know if you give this a try, can't wait to see!

Lori



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Brutus Monroe Release Week | Stacked Cone

Hello crafty friends! Tomorrow is release day at Brutus Monroe, how exciting! Not only are there four new stamps sets, there are new paper packs as well, and they are beautiful!! Set your clock for tomorrow, you will love the release!

Today I used the Stacked Cone 2x6 stamp set. So many ideas went through my mind, so here's what I have for today.



I made this an A2 sized card using Neenah cardstock. I used the Polka stencil from Brutus Monroe with Posh Pink and Sunkissed inks from the Joy Collection also from B|M. I used my copics in various colors for the ice cream cone, along with wink of stella, fussy cut it out and added a paper bow, and popped it up with dimensionals. I stamp Happy Birthday on white cardstock, added silver glitter cardstock behind the white just where it was peeping out. And I finished it off with a paper button. Sweet card for a Summer birthday! Or anytime really!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Head over to my IG page where I am having a giveaway!
Link provided on right side of this page!

Lori
Brutus Monroe Inspiration Desgin Team Member  



Monday, July 11, 2016

Brutus Monroe Release Week | Tall Bloom

Hello everyone, it's release week at Brutus Monroe! And I'm excited to announce I'm part of the Brutus Monroe family! Yes, I am one of the new Inspiration Team Members, I'm so thrilled to be a part of the team and to be able to share inspiration with the crafting community.
This weeks release is all about the 2x6 stamp sets. There are four New releases this week and will be ready for purchase July 13th, which is Wednesday! I do believe everyone will love this collection, I know I do.

So today I'm using the new 2x6 stamp set called Tall Bloom.





I started off by stamping in Versafine Onyx Black, which is a pigment ink that can be heat embossed. I used clear embossing powder, heat set it and began watercoloring.
I used the Brutus Monroe premium chalk inks in Zest, Phonebook, Terracotta, wagon, Rouge, and Aubergine. Yes, you can watercolor with these inks, they are fantasic. The sentiment reads, To Plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow...-Audrey Hepburn.
The base of my card is 5 x 6 1/2 from Recollections. And I used watercolor paper on top, added sequins, and a twine bow to finish it off.

I hope you've enjoyed my card, and thanks for stopping by!
Lori




Friday, July 1, 2016

CASology Cue Card Challenge Week #204 | Row

Hi crafty friends! This weeks at CASology Cue Card Challenge #204 the theme is ROW! Sure I wanted to put ducks in a row, or row a boat, but I decided to make a row of blocks.

Here is my card!




I used Neenah white cardstock 80 lb. for the the base. Lavender cardstock for the top panel, I used a rectangle stitched die to cut it out. I used the Welcome Baby stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs and stacked the blocks in a row for the theme. The inks I used were the gradient inks from Brutus Monroe, Sea Glass and Royal. I also added wink of stella to the rocking horse. I am in love with this stamp set. and the inks are beautiful! Last was a piece of twine and added Royal gradient ink to give it some color.

And that's my card for this challenge, I really hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by,
Lori




Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge | Tic Tac Toe

Hello everyone, I'm joining the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, and the theme this week is Tic Tac Toe! Super fun to figure out which designs you will select! So I chose Stamp, card board, and washi!

here's the board..

And here is my tag I created!


My card board I used is an upcycle piece of card board from the back of a tablet. I stamped the tag with a hounds took pattern in a butter scotch ink, and used distress inks on the sides and all over the tag.
I used the Tim Holtz stamp set Possibilities. And the white strip on my tag is cotton fabric washi tape, which was great to stamp on! I did a little doodling, used Tim Holtz idea-ology label letters, and a date stamp. I went over the stamped images and label letters with MFT glitter glaze sheer sparkle, I really love that glaze! Finally I added bits and bobs from stash and that completed my tag.



Thanks for stopping by!
Lori



Sunday, June 26, 2016

CASolgy Cue Challenge #203 | Congratulations

Hello everyone, I'm coming in at the last moment for this challenge! This weeks theme at Casology Cue Card Challenge is Congratulations.





For this card I used the Pretty Pink Posh dies to create a frame for my card.  My stamp image is from Brutus Monroe, and the congratulations came from another stamp set. I colored the bouquet with copic markers. I really love the green frame around this card. 

I hope you like it too!
Lori