Simply Monica

Happy Bird

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hi crafters!! The summer is definitely here in Florida and it feels great.  The birds are chriping, the sun is shining and this stamp set from WPlus9 says it all "Happy Birds" and the matching WPlus9 Happy Birds dies make it that much easier to use to create fun cards perfect for any occasion!
  MarkerPOP Simply Monica Wplus9 stamp set 
 I stamped them using my MISTI Laser Etched Stamp tool  my first on  Ken Oliver The Best Ever Craft Mat  and uh hello how did I ever get along without one for so long I have no clue I must say I absolutely love love it!  I am kicking myself for not getting one sooner!  I applied VersaFine Black ink   on X-Press IT blending paper.  To create the cards I used some Neenah Paper Premium in Solar white as the card base with some Lawn Fawn black cardstock  to bring out the blue in the patterned paper.  To adhere the card together I used Tombow Mono Glue   and to piece my Happy Birds I used Press IT glue pen.
 Wplus9 Happy Birds 
 These lovely birds were colored with Copic pens: Bottom Happy Bird "B91, B93, B95, RV11, RV12, RV14" Top Happy Bird "RV02, RV04, RV06, B00, B02, B04, Y08".  

If your looking for way to store all your stamps I used some Stamp & Die Storage Pockets (Avery Elle)   they work wonderfully.  I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks so much for stopping by everyone!! Please don't forget to check our challenges and you could be the next MarkerPOP winner!

Lemonade Anyone?!!

Monday, April 25, 2016
Hi crafters!! It is hot here in Sunny Florida although it has been raining on and off.  Funny how life changes.  Today I am here sharing a card I made in a funny way for my dad.  He was diagnosed with Cancer and in another week we are going back up to Houston for his 6 month check.  Fingers crossed all goes well.  Growing up I used to try and sell lemonade and my horribly made stand my dad would come out and with a flick of a nail and hit of a hammer I would have this amazing lemonade stand.
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D2BA Design Team
So here’s to you dad and our year of lemonade stands we made hmm.. well maybe he made I just sat back and collected the money haha. Lemonade 14151

How to CreateThis stamp was just perfect and brought back so many memories for me.  So here’s to all those amazing dad who helped their kids with their lemonade stands!!
Don’t forget to check back at the beginning of the month for the announcement of our blog hop winner!!!  Also, check our challenges we are having here at DAre2b Artzy!
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Puppy Love

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Hi crafters!  AS promised here is the sneak peek card I showed for Joy Clair this cute stamp set is called  Puppy Love  this set is part of the April releases.  You get sentiments and even cute little paw tracks.  So I went with a clean and simple look so my puppy stands out!!

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just because

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
041716 Hi everyone!  Welcome back to the Markerpop blog.  Today I am sharing another card that is outside of my norm of coloring...copics.  I am using a stamp from Stamping Bella called Mason Jar of Flowers one of the newer release. MarkerPop Zig Clean Color
To color it I used Kuretake Zig Clean Color pens: Blue, Green, Real Red and used Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor cardstock with VersaFine Pigment ink in black.
easy to make cards
For the card itself I used Neenah paper premium in solar white and stamped the sentiment on the front a nice clean look to finis the card off.
MarkerPop Zig Clean Color
I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out the Markerpop challenge each month and you could be the next lucky winner!!

Joy Clair

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Hi crafters!  Monica here sharing some super fun cards I created using the newest releases from Joy Clair stamps.  I have used these sets:  Lift Me Up, and Mother's Day.  Also, is a tiny peek of the next card I made so be sure to stop back by to see what it is?!?!

I used the Lift Me Up set below to create a sort of regal looking card.  I used Currency Cover Gold foil paper to really make the card pop along with the majestic looking image.  I matted the stamp against some Stardream Metallic paper in Onyx from CutCardstock.   Such a fabulous stamped with Imagine Crafts: Archival Brillance in Graphite Black ink.  The gorgeous die is from Spellbinders®

For this card I used Prima Tales of You and Me from CutCardStock along with Royal Sundance Linen :  Burgundy paper.  Double the set perfect for double  Mother's Day fun. I used paper from Prima and stamped using Imagine Crafts : Archival Brillance in Pearlescent Crimson
I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and thanks for looking!!


Tuesday, April 12, 2016
AltenewHi crafters! How is everyone enjoying Spring Break? Well at least for some it is?  Here in sunny Florida the weather is gorgeous not to hot and a beautiful fresh breeze every morning.  So today I created a card that speaks Spring, and all the new flowers that will eventually bloom.  So I used Altenew stamp set "Floral Motifs" these gorgeous flowers are colored with  Kuretake Gansai Tambi  watercolor set.  Talk about a smooth rich butter blend of color well this is actually what you get with this watercolor set.  
The set has separate sections of color that blend so beautifully together you  get so many different shades based on the amount of water used.  I chose No. 38 and No. 58 for the card using a Derwent waterbrush pack pen that comes in a set of three. Zig Clean Color 
 I added the Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello die cut to the top of card in purple to match with Tim Holtz distress paper. learn to watercolor
I hope everyone enjoyed my post and thanks for stopping by!!

Dare 2B Artzy Hop

Friday, April 8, 2016
Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy Fans!!
We are so excited to once again have another blog hop!!
The D2BA DT has some inspiring projects to share with you!!
Our theme:

You should have arrived her from Tonya blog!  If you haven't and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!
Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive one stamp set and an ink pad!!
Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!!
For my project I created a gift box acetate set using Celebrations Numbers and Die set and Blooms paper pack.  Fill each box with candy, odds and end for a perfect party gift or table centerpieces for a kids party!!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Your next stop in the hop is Kendra's blog! 
We hope you are inspired all along the way! 
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Happy Hopping!
Simply Monica
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