Brutus Monroe & Stamptember!!

It is finally time for the Brutus Monroe and Simon Says Stamp Stamptember collaboration! Be sure to shop early as this one is sure to sell out and it is only available while supplies last!

The Brutus Monroe Stamptember Collab is here!!

Make sure to head over to Simon Says Stamp and pick up this set before it sells out – only available while supplies last!!

Stamp Set

Stamps with dies

To start off with this tag, I covered one of the Tim Holtz Etcetera tags (I used a #8) with white gesso. I made sure to coat the front, back and all sides and let it dry. 

I used an embossing folder of snowflakes to create some dimension on a white piece of paper and then used some shimmery blue aqua pigment to add color and let that dry. When that was dry, I used my finger to rub some light blue glitter glaze on the snowflake background. When you use your fingers to do this, you can make sure some of the glaze builds up around the embossed edges and makes it pop more. 

I then used some Fallen Snow glitterstock to die cut out a couple hills and used foam tape to adhere those to the tag over top of the snowflake background.

And now it is time to stamp and color our snowman! This stamp set is sooooo cute and so versatile! It is great for Halloween, Christmas, Winter, and any other occasion! The stick image is easy to line up with the apple images and no masking necessary!

I used copic markers to color in the snowman and the stick and then stamped the sentiment onto dark blue cardstock with the alabaster embossing powder. 

If you would like to check out my video on how I made this tag, head over to my YouTube channel!

Thanks for stopping by! And keep an eye over on my social media for more inspiration for this Stamptember Set! I bet it is going to sell out quickly!



If you would like to pick up any of the other products I used in this project, head over to Brutus Monroe here.

Brutus Monroe 2021 Inspiration Team!

This is a dream come true – I am so excited and honored to announce that I am on the new Brutus Monroe Inspiration Team! I am so looking forward to working with all these talented and amazing crafters!

If you haven’t checked out the Brutus Monroe site yet, please head over there and see all the goodies they have!

I haven’t been active on my blog for over a year, but stay tuned for more some posts and inspiration! My husband and I moved last year, and it took quite a while to get my Craft Room set up and just how I wanted it. It is finally done, and I am ready to share and get inky!

Check out the Brutus Monroe website here!

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My Husband Made a Card! Kindred Stamps & Brutus Monroe

Pretty darn good isn’t it?!

I brought it up to my husband a few weeks ago that I thought it would be fun if he made a card and we posted it on my blog and YouTube channel. He agreed! I don’t think either of us realized how much fun we were going to have! And I think he did a really great job.

We are both huge horror movie fans and when I bought the Kindred Stamps The Horror stamp set, he loved it! We also used a few stamps from the Brutus Monroe Halloween Card Kit.

The idea for the card was all his – I just helped out with some of the technical guidance. I was impressed! I think he’s been paying more attention when I talk about my card making than I thought! Lol 😀

Please check out the video below!

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed! I bet we could convince him to make some more cards in the future if you all were interested in seeing what he could come up with next!

Fall Card with Gilding Flakes and Aqua Pigments

Welcome back! Two videos in one day! I had the time today so I wanted to share this fall card I made using some items from the Brutus Monroe September 2019 Inspiration Box, along with some Aqua Pigments and Nuvo Gilding Flakes.

I think gilding flakes are BEAUTIFUL, but they are so messy! If you check out my video below, you’ll even see how they can be used as part of your manicure lol 🙂 ….I found that out by accident.

One of the things that I will recommend is that when using gilding flakes, use small amounts at a time for a nice thin layer. I used a handful and it was way messier than it needed to be. But, it still worked out in the end.

Here’s the video for more information!

Thank you for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoyed! ❤

Succulent Background Stamp Watercoloring

Brutus Monroe – Succulent Background Stamp

Welcome back! Thanks for joining me again – how awesome is this stamp?! I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to watercolor it. And using the Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments are so much fun! Especially since there was a limited edition set for Halloween that came in little skull jars – so freakin’ cute!

I also used the Brutus Monroe Squeaky Clean Dispenser, but not for stamp cleaner as it is intended, but with plain water in it to help clean my brush in between colors. Thanks Kara for that tip! It is so nice, you can pump a little water up in to the top reservoir and use until dirty and then just sop it up with a towel. A couple pumps of the dispenser and your reservoir has clean water in it again!

Please check out my YouTube video below for more details!

Thank you for checking out my page and be sure to check out my Instagram as well for more cards and projects! (….and puppies and kittens 🙂 )

Happy Halloween! …Brutus Monroe Style

Hey everyone! I was so excited when my Trick or Treat Card Kit from Brutus Monroe came in the mail a couple days ago! Now, this is sold out (sorry!), but a lot of the pieces from the kit are still available for sale individually.

Check out those shimmery bats! Wondering how that happened with a stencil?! Well…the answer is with Chroma Glaze and Opal DecoFoil! Check out the video for more info:

If you interested in any of these products, check out the Brutus Monroe site!

Check out my Instagram page for more cards and projects!

Thank you for stopping by today!

First YouTube Video! Brother Scan and Cut with Brutus Monroe Succulent Border

Thanks for joining me again on my blog! Today, I am so excited because I have put up my first YouTube video! I have had this Brutus Monroe Succulent Border stamp in my collection for a few weeks and knew that I wanted to make a coordinating cut file. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to create a file that will cut out a perfectly shaped and sized piece of paper for this image, including cutting out the center part!

This may look messy and probably seems like a lot of work, but once you do the process, you can save the file and never have to do it again for this stamp! This technique also works for other types of stamps too – basically, any stamp that when you turn it over outlines the part of the stamp that creates the image will work.

You will need to put the stamp, wrong side down, onto your paper and ink it up really well with black ink. Make sure you get all the edges of the lines you want to cut. After you stamp it, you can take a black marker and connect some of the lines where it didn’t completely stamp. You need to make sure that the edges around where you want to cut are completely solid. I also found out that to get the best scan and cut lines, you need to fill in all the white areas with black marker.

Check out my video below to see what I did on the Scan and Cut to finish creating this file:

There were some bumps along the way (thanks for hanging in there for my first video! I’m hoping to get better as I keep practicing!), but I loved the finished product and can’t wait to color this image! I plan on using the Brutus Monroe Aqua Pigments, and will post that when finished!

I have included cut files over on the YouTube video description for the Brother Scan and Cut as well as the Silhouette Cameo for this Succulent Border stamp – please enjoy! I haven’t yet figured out how to format to cut on other cutting machines.

If you enjoyed my video, please be sure to head over to YouTube and “Like” and Subscribe! Thank you!

Remember, if you haven’t signed up for the Brutus Monroe Rewards Program, head here to sign up and check out their awesome products!

Thank you and see you again soon!