On Brutus Monroe Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

On Brutus Monroe, Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card I made with a cool watercolor background. I love how this card turned out. There is so much personality in that little bulldog. Don’t you want to rock with him?

Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card

This background just brings out the personality in the bulldog. I love being able to create new backgrounds with tools I already have don’t you? Having all the wonderful inks pads from Brutus Monroe on hand helped to make this background.

This can be used for more than today’s Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.  Think about putting flowers over the top. Choosing a fun saying. There are so many options just keep playing, you will get so many beautiful backgrounds to use.

The technique for Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

On a craft mat smash, a swipe of Rouge, Zest and Sea with a little space between. Spritz these with water.

Take a piece of watercolor paper and swipe through the colors. Dry with a heat tool for a moment. Apply more color as wanted drying between swipes so that the colors don’t muddy. Love how every time this technique is done it is different.

Stamp the Bulldog and Be Unique phrase with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Edge the card with Detail Ink – Raven.

Mount card top with Aleenes Tacky Glue, to a standard A2 card. If the top is still damp lay a large acrylic block on top of the card until it dries. This will keep it from curling.

This is a super simple card that looks like it took forever to make. I just love playing with this background and seeing how the different colors look behind the stamped images.

Here is a video of the whole process.



Have some fun with this technique there is just so much you can do this. And make sure you head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog and store so you too can create a Be Unique Bulldog Greeting card.

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How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC using stamps and Inks from Brutus Monroe. Stampendous stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, and recycle a Starbucks Coffee wrap.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The challenge is from Maremi’s Creative Cafe on Facebook. It is a private group, but if you follow Marta then you should be able to get into the group.

Marta decided that for 2017 she would have a very easy going challenge. #52cafecards was created. Each week or so she would give us a prompt and we could work on these when we wanted or not. We could do all 52 or only one.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

The whole idea was to give us ideas to create ATC’s and then share what we made with the group.

Supplies used in How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Brutus Monroe Surface inks: Rouge, Aubergine, Sea
Brutus Monroe Cup Of Thanks Stamp set
Tim Holtz Distressed Ink – Frayed Burlap
Stampendous Let’s Get Together Stamp set – discontinued
White 3mm Round Gemstone Embellishment Stickers – Hobby Lobby
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Leather – On Amazon
2oz Plastic Spray Bottles with Fine Mist Sprayer (3pk)
Aleenes Tacky Glue – On Amazon
Ranger 15-Inch-by-18-Inch Inkssentials Craft Sheet
Strathmore Watercolor Paper Pad 11″X15″-12 Sheets
Uchida 22500 CUL Marvy Embossing Heat Tool
Misti Stamp Tool Bundle Original Misti and Wipe Off Mouse Pad
Stamp Blocks – 3PK
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Fine Point Steel Tweezer, 5-Inch, Silver

Using up bits from left over projects made this card easy for me to make.

Here is a video on How to make a Coffee Themed ATC:

Come join the Creative Cafe, there are a lot of talented friendly people in the group. All are welcome.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the card and How to make a Coffee Themed ATC.

How to make a Coffee Themed ATC

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How to make Scrabble Jewelry

How to make Scrabble Jewelry, using Calico Collage Digital images – Simply Spring Charms, Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven, Judikins Diamond Glaze, 8-Ounce and jewelry findings.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

Recently while shopping in the clearance isle at Hobby Lobby I found some black mixed media scrabble tiles. I knew that these would be perfect to make Scrabble Jewelry.

Supplies used:
Scrabble like tiles on Amazon.
Calico Collage Digital Images – Simply Spring Charm images.
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Judikins Diamond Glaze, 8-Ounce – on Amazon
Jewelry Bails – on Amazon.
Square Punch – on Amazon
Scissors – on Amazon

These are super easy to make. And since I used the Diamond Glaze I can choose to make one or 100. Diamond Glaze doesn’t require mixing. No need to know the exact amount for the project. Just pour on what you need.

What I really love about the Calico Collage images is that they are crisp clear images even when only 1 inch in size. I was able to use a small square punch to select the images. It was easier once I cut the images into strips. That way I could put the punch where I wanted.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

The little Scrabble Jewelry pieces will make great gifts for Birthday, Mother’s Day, Anniversary and evenChristmas. Or if you are wanting to make a little money, just gather up all the supplies and make as many as you want. It may even turn into a full-time job.

However, if you are not into making these, hit me up. I’ll make some for you, just tell me what kind of images you like the most.

When I made these I didn’t even purchase necklaces. I used cord that I had in my stash. Can use leather cord or even nylon cord, the choice is up to you.

Here is a video on how to make Scrabble Jewelry:

Who would you give Scrabble Jewelry to in your life? My mother might like one of these. Now I just have to decide which image she would like. Or I guess I could take a selection to her so that she could choose.

How to make Scrabble Jewelry

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How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal

After making the Traveling Through Junk Journal I had left over papers. So I decided that I would share How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal. An ATC is 2.5 in. x 3.5 in. in size. So this is a small journal filled with lots of journal spots.

Using some of the scraps left over papers from the Calico Collage Travelin’ Through digital images I made a mini Travel ATC size Junk Journal.

The foundation of the journal is a piece of cardstock that was cut at 3.5 inches tall and scored at 2.5 inches. Two of these were cut and scored.

Fold like an accordion, then glue the pages together but leave the top open to form a pocket.

Trim the scraps to fit on the pages formed in the book. Distress with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy.

Adhere the scraps to the pages with Aleene’s white glue.

Make tuck spots with other scraps and add to the book.

Add journal tags in the pockets. These were left over from the kit.

Glue a piece of twine around the outside of the cover. Make long enough to tie the journal closed. Add scraps to make the cover and back.

Distress the title of the paper collection with Tim Holtz Distress ink – Brushed Corduroy. Trim the corners so that this will fit on the cover. Adhere to the cover at an angle.

This was a fun Travel ATC size Junk Journal to make, as I got to use up all the scraps left over from the big journal.

A video of How to Make a Travel ATC size Junk Journal was made:

Being able to use up scraps is one of my goals this year and I’m glad that I got to make this little Travel ATC size Junk Journal. I hope to make more little journals like this throughout the year.

What kind of little journals would you make?

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Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip

It’s Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip time. I’m a little behind on sharing my Happy Mail. But I got these awesome pens from Chameleon and I love them! I also got some stamps from Fleurette Bloom.

Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip

My husband surprised me for Valentines Day and ordered the Chameleon Pens. He got the 52 pen set. So far I’m loving these pens. I still have a lot to learn about them. Be on the look out for lots of projects where I use these Chameleon pens. Found the downloadable documents and these are so very handy. Check these out here.

The other things I got were Stamps and sequins from Fleurette Bloom. I won a drawing on their Facebook page! That was exciting! They gave me $10 to use in their store. It was hard to choose only a couple of things. But I did manage to find a few things I loved. Picked up the Poodles of Fun set and the Sugar Skulls set. Also got some pretty Rainbow Bliss Delight sequins.

Since I got all these fun goodies I decided I should make something! An altered paperclip for my Happy Planner.

Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip

Supplies used to make Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip:
Poodles of Fun Stamp set
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter paint
Stampin Up scallop circle punch
McGill Label Punch
Pink ribbon
Paper Studio Rhinestones
Jumbo Paperclips

These were very simple to make. Here is a video showing all the goodies and how to make the paperclips.

What do you think of these Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclips? I think these are super cute. These will be something I make again. One will live in my Happy Planner.

Do you like to color? These markers are perfect for you. Go check then out.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you loved seeing the Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip. Be sure to follow me on all my social media so you will get an insight of what I’m doing daily.

Happy Mail & Poodles of Fun Altered Paperclip

Hello Spring Greeting Card

See the Hello Spring Greeting Card I made on the Brutus Monroe blog today. Used the New Roses Background stamp from Brutus Monroe and last years Hello Spring. Also used an image from Calico Collage Simply Spring digital images.

Hello Spring Greeting Card

Loved making this card. I’m so ready for Spring to arrive. We have fluctuating weather here in Oklahoma. One day it is freezing the next it is 70 degrees.  Soon we will be able to say Hello Spring for good!

Stamped the Roses Background and then sprayed with one of my favorite products: Glimmer Mists.

To make the Roses Background and Digital Image I used:
Roses Background
Hello Spring Stamp set
Calico Collage Digital Image from Simply Spring
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – True Turquoise and Party Pink
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Watercolor paper
Mauve card base A2
Blue card topper
Teal Crochet Thread
White Glue

Make sure you head over the Brutus Monroe Blog to see all the details on how this Hello Spring Greeting Card was made.

Hello Spring Greeting Card

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Video of this project.


This project was shared on:
Little Red Wagon

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Today I’m sharing a Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Challenge # 295 Sequins or other Embellishments. Sponsored by SpieglMom. Projects are to have at least one Cricut cut and Sequins or other embellishments.

For my project, I decided to make a shaker card using the Yellow Frame from the Stand & Salute Cartridge.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

Cut pink texture card stock at 3.25 in wide. Use the cut image to then cut a window out of a piece of fun foam. Cut a piece of white cardstock the same size as the top, this will be the back.

I find that cutting a back the same size as the front makes putting a shaker card together much easier.

White card stock cut at 4 in x 5.25 was used for the background. The Tim Holtz stencil and Texture paste was used. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colors: Party Pin and Cranberry Zing colored the background. Rouge Chalk in from Brutus Monroe was used around the edges of the A2 Greeting card.

On the back piece of the shaker card stamp the Botanical Background stamp from Brutus Monroe with Embossing Ink. Then spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: Party Pink and Turquoise Blue.

Stamp the Botanical Background stamp on the pink shaker card front with Rouge Chalk ink from Brutus Monroe.

Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card

On a scrap of white card stock stamp the word Beautiful from the Beautiful stamp set from Brutus Monroe with Embossing ink, emboss with black powder. Use distress blending tool to add Rouge chalk ink to the edge after trimming down and rounding the corners of this piece.

Assemble the shaker card by attaching the fun foam to the Botanical background. Fill shaker card with sequins, butterfly sequins, and hole-less beads. Place shaker card top with acetate over fun foam.

Add 3D dots to the back of Beautiful sentiment and attach to lower right corner of the card.

What are your thoughts on this Cricut Beautiful Shaker Card? I love how a shaker card makes me feel. It is like a grown up toy. Have fun making one yourself.

Make sure you check out the other projects over at the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog and enter to win the prize offered this week.

Here is a video of how to make this card.

To purchase this card click here.

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Shared this project on the following challenges:

Alphabet Challenge Blog: Y for You Choose
CARDZ TV Anything goes Designers Challenge #3
Naughty or Nice Challenges

Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe

Sharing the Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe blog that I created. Loving this super cute couple from the Grow With Me stamp set. This is a great set to pick up for creating Happy Anniversary, Just married or welcome baby.

Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe

The couple from the new Grow With Me set was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Then watercolored.

Selected the saying Happy Anniversary from the Sharon’s Script set. was stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven. Then trimmed into a pennate. Used Tim Holtz distress ink to give color to the edges.

A full video of how this card was made is below:


Make sure to go see Grow With Me Greeting Card on Brutus Monroe’s blog today.

This project entered in the following challenge:
Colour It! Create It! Show it Off!

Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet Home

Check out my Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet Home today. It features a super cute stamp set Home Sweet Home.


This set came at the right time as I had been traveling a lot in January and it was so good to arrive back home. That feeling of Home Sweet Home makes you really appreciate being home. Seeing my dogs, being able to sleep in my bed.

Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet HomeI hope you enjoy the post and that you pick up the set so that you can help someone else have that same warm fuzzy feeling of loving Home Sweet home.

Head over to the Brutus Monroe Post Home Sweet Home.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

Having fun making junk journals. Sharing How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal today. Using the Calico Collage Travelin Through Digital kit.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal


For this journal, I used some watercolor paper I had on hand for the pages. Some chipboard claimed from paper boxes. And all the scraps from cutting up the kit that I could.

How to make a Traveling Through Junk Journal

While looking through my stash I found a stack of travel themed journal cards. These were perfect to add into the pockets that were created in my journal. I also found a few library pockets and coin envelopes.


Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven was used with the Stamps. Zettiology stamps were used as journal notes on some of the items. These stamps are so cool.

Tim Holtz Distress ink was used to finish the cut edges of the papers and blend when needed. There were even a few journal cards used from one of his card sets.

The Calico Collage Traveling Through Digital kit has lots of beautiful papers and I used most of the kit. Lots of journaling tags and pockets in this kit. The little flags were made into tuck spots and altered or embellished paper clips too.

When I ran out of the flags I used scraps to make more by folding these in half, gluing and cutting a pennant shape on the end. Don’t throw out those scraps.

The watercolor paper was 6 in. x 24.5 in. I made score marks at 5 in. The leftover piece was 4.5 in. So this became a fold out piece. I think this added character to the book, don’t you?

For the closure on this journal, I used a piece of ribbon and a piece of velcro. A scrap of cardboard was cut at 1 in. square. Covered with a scrap from an old book then a square of the digital papers on top. Having the square helps have a handle to open the closure.

A video was made of the process. It is at super fast speed. So feel free to ask questions.

This was a fun book to make. I like how the size turned out and how sleek this book looks.

Would you carry this Traveling Through Junk Journal with you on a trip?

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