Saturday, December 18, 2010

One of my favorite stamps is the Greeting Cards Kids. It can be used in so many ways. In both of these cards I stamped images in Early Espresso and distress ed with crumb cake. I stuck with color combos, Cheery Cobbler, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hello Friends and Fellow Stampers,
Yes, it has been awhile since I have posted. The end of the School year was quite busy for the girls and I. Field trips, end of the year class parties, and making gifts for the teachers. The new StampinUp catalog is here with so many new and exciting items. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Ymmmm........ I had a try at it again, a card challenge from
The colors I used here is Chocolate chip, Old Olive, Rose Red, White and Crumb Cake. The LOVELY new stamp set Friends Never Fade and the Hostess set: Cute by the Inch. So many cute Hostess sets..... It feels good to get some me time and Finally stamp. Hip Hip Hora!!!!! I hope all is well and Smiles, Monica

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

I was wanting to do something soft with a little shabby chic. The Medallion Stamp is one of my favorites. It is so versitle. The SU colors I have used on the top card is Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink. The second card I used the wonderful Decor Stencil: Kind Thoughts Brocade (small). I used SU colors Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink. When I used the stencil I sponged with Close to Cocoa and then with a little SU Frost White (all purpose ink) Thank You for stopping by and have a wonderful day. Smiles Monica :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The picture right above are my two daughters. They both do Comptitive Cheer. We were at Nationals last weekend and had a wonderful time. I am so proud of you girls. Cheer has been such a postive life experience for them. Life benefits: Leadership and Teamwork, Confidence, Goal setting. Physical benefits: Fitness, Spatial awareness, Dynamic and Static balance. I am proud to say; All Star Ellite Cheer Gym (my girls cheer gym) is the First in the country to be USASF certified, which means a Non-profit governing body with a commitment to standardize safety and training guidelines for all star gyms and events. In 2005 all star cheerleading became a prevelant activity across the globe. So the IASF (International All Star Federation) was formed to aid in communication and consistant standards of safety and training through out the World. Way to go!!!
A proud Momma, :)

Hello, Good Morning. It has been a while since I have been on. My two older girls do competitive cheer and we were gone last weekend for their Nationals. I am so proud of them. Any ways, I am so glad to be back and get into the grove of things around home. I have been itching to stamp. I took some time last night to stamp. (Wow, it seemed for every) I did a challenge from the Wonderful

I really like this one. Their was so many thoughts running through my head and this is what I came up with. I used Pacific Point (a returning color for SU) and White. The stamp sets are Happy Moment (from Sale-a-Bration) and Pocket Silhouettes. Thank you for looking and have a Spectacular Day. Smiles, Monica :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!!Italic
So, I recycled a box and made something cute for Easter. Some one is going to love this box filled with goodies. I used SU Easter DSP form minni catalog. The colors for the flower is So Saffron and Orchid Opulence. The fantastic die cut is SU flower daises #2. LOVE this one. It is so versatile. And of course my favorite stamp (at the moment) is the chocolate Easter bunny. So darn cute. This challenge is from the great The challenge was, any thing but a card. How fun to think outside of the box..... Have a wonderful day.
Smiles, Monica :)

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring is here....

Happy Sunday to everyone. Today has been a great day for me. Beautiful and sunny and a Happy 37th Birthday to me. I like to think that I am getting wiser with age. HA ha ha.... :)
Some great challenges out there. I am so enjoying I also tried another challenge from Had great fun with both of them. I used the colors Ruby Red, So Saffron and Old Olive. These colors are fantastic together. Thank you for looking and have a wonderful day. Smiles, Monica:)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

You Rock

Well, another week has just sliped by me. My youngest daughter has been sick all week with a double ear infection, Yikes... I was trying to stay healthy and of course I got sick, Thank goodness it was mild. So, I finally got some time to slip away and play with some stamps. Yet, another great challenge from This was my first time doing the faux metal. I think it's pretty cool. I enjoyed doing this challenge. I used Black as the base, then Holiday Lounge DSP (real red) backed on White. Then stamped with black and used Real Red markers. For the Faux Metal I used Silver embossing. Thank you and Happy Stamping. Smiles... Monica :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

OK, I could not decided. I had so much fun with these wonderful spring colors. I made another card using the same challenge form On this one I went with a simple, clean look. I like the way they both came out. Hmmm......., who am I going to send these cards to. Thank you for looking. Smiles, Monica :)

Good Morning,

It has been a long week for me and not much time to make some cards. My girls just had cheer compettion this weekend and Wow what a great day for them. Love my girls. So proud of you. So, I finally got some time to play with my stampin stuff. (Hip Hip Horay... ) :) I was up early this morning even with the spring forward. I created wtih another great challenge from I love these colors, it also help put me in the mood for spring. The base is Close to Coco, then stamped Old Olive and So Saffron on Very Vanilla.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A wonderful Spring Card.

This was a great spring challenge from

Thank you, Mons :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Wow, this was truly a challenge for me. So many colors and after 2 days of thinking, I finally came up with a card. This was a lot of colors for me but I gave it a try. I was going more for a crisp clean look since there was many colors. The base is Kiwi Kiss, White backed with Not Quite Navy, I stamped on the white with Brilliant Blue, Bashful Blue, Glorious Green and Old Olive.

Thank you to for another Challenge.

This was fun to do something I am not use to! :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Today I was cleaning up my scrap pieces and wala.... these 3 colors were staring at me saying we will go great together. So I gave it a try. I think these colors are pretty, if I do say so myself. SU colors, Kraft, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry. I stamped on Water color paper for added texture. Thank You, :)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hello, Today I made my own backround paper by stamping right on the paper itself. SU colors, Soft Suede and So Saffron. I punched 4 different sizes in the circle punch and then cut around the cirlce (in slits) and complied one on top of the other and bent the flower petals forward.
Thank you for visiting. :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hello, Another great challenge form
I used the SU color Bashful Blue, Cameo Coral & Soft Suede. I used the Big Shot Texturz Plates on the Bashful Blue. I then stamped in Bashful Blue with the 24-7 Stamp set.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Another clean card. I love this saying and wanted to make a heart with wings (to go with the saying). I punched the heart with the Stampinup heart punch. I punched the butterlfy with the Stampinup butterfly punch and then cut it in half and guled it to each side of the heart.
Thank you :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hello, Today I tried emboss resist. SU colors, Dusty Durango, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral. Stamp set Vintage Vogue and Bella Toile. This emboss resist was a technque that came form Thanks, Monica:) Remember to give some one a smile today :)

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Another card to share with you. I just love these colors together. Very Cheerful . Su color, so safron, melon mambo and old olive.


Today I worked on some projects. I got my inspiration from from Pals paper art blog challenge. Simple, lots of white space and little embellishments. Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hello. I did this a few weeks ago, using Valentine colors. I used circle cut outs and distressed the edges and then layered to make the flower. I love the "a rose is a rose" stamp set. It is great for background paper.
Thank you, Monica:)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

So, I tried making 2 cards from the same set but 2 different ways of using them.

Hello, today I thought I would give this another try and post.