Guest post for Brutus Monroe Mummy Happiest Halloween

Guest post for Brutus Monroe Mummy Happiest Halloween over on the Brutus Monroe blog with a new post: Mummy Happiest Halloween. Using the Chuck Carson Collection for this project was so much fun.

This project helped me use things I had on hand and that I need to use up in my stash. If you have a paper that you like the pattern but, it isn’t quite the right color for your project take a look at my video for an idea.


What are your Halloween decoration ideas for this year? Will you fill your home with lots of creepy things or will you keep it low key and simply elegant? What ever you do, I’m sure that everyone at Brutus Monroe wishes you a  Mummy Happiest Halloween.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Make sure you hop over to Brutus Monroe’s site and take advantage of the coupon code and pick up the Brutus Monroe Discount stamps.


Guest post for Brutus Monroe Mummy Happiest Halloween

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Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

It’s Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe. Just a little bit early for Christmas I know, but the new stamps have been released! Too exited to wait, I had to use them and share my creation with everyone.

Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

This project is also part of a challenge over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. Here is the Sketch that we are to use as the inspiration.

Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

The challenge was an easy one for me, I had fun pulling supplies to make the card. It took less than 30 minutes to make the card. I can see myself making more of these as Christmas cards to give out to friends and family. Now that I have a design laid out I know that it won’t take that long if I do an assembly line. Sometimes that is the key to making cards in mass quantities. You must first make one to see how you like the layout and then you can decide what to change for the rest of the cards.

This card began with me stamping the deer on white cardstock and then coloring with watercolor pencils. Watercolor pencils give such a wonderful effect to projects, I love how they look and how easy these are to use. Once I had the deer colored I then cut it out and set it aside. Next I pulled out a tree that I cut with my Sizzix out of chipboard. Acrylic paint was used to give my tree a beautiful green color and then to give it a nice green glow I used the Sage color from the Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays and a green from Tattered Angels. This was set aside to dry.

Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

Embossing folders are so much fun! The Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder was used to give my background texture. Sidewalk from Brutus Monroe’s Mini Chalk Ink Pad Collection: Winter was used to give more depth to the background. I also used my own recipe of glimmer mist: PearlEx, water and floor polish to give a pretty sparkle.

Once the tree had dried I went back and embossed a few snowflakes with Embossing Ink Mini in the Metallic Embossing Powder – Sterling, both from Brutus Monroe.

Last, I stamped the saying: Happy Holidays with Stazon ink and cut it into a pennant. All of the components were ready, so it was time to put the card together!

Here is a video of the whole process.

Are you ready for a 52 Christmas Card Throwdown? Or even a Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe? Well to help me get into the mood I put on some Christmas music, that helped a lot! I hope that you enjoy my card and that you go check out the others that have been featured over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and of course check out Brutus Monroe’s website for all the wonderful samples.

Happy Early Holidays!


Happy Holidays Oh Deer Brutus Monroe

Cup of Thanks – Greeting Card

I’m over on the Brutus Monroe site with a blog post: Cup of Thanks – Greeting Card using the Cup Of Thanks stamp set. It’s a fun set that I’m sure lots of people will have fun using.  I know that I have plans for other cards with this set.

Cup of Thanks - Greeting Card

For this project Cup of Thanks – Greeting Card, I pulled a few things I had on hand and then got out supplies from Brutus Monroe:

Detail Ink Mini Raven
Mini Chalk Ink Pad Collection: Winter
Summer Chalk Shimmer Sprays
Liquid Element Bundle

Check out the video that shows the whole process of how I made the card here:

What are you thankful for today? Do you have someone special that this card would be a great reminder of how thankful you are for them? Head on over to Brutus Monroe and pick up this set for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Time to go get a Cup Of Thanks myself. 😉