Thursday, March 27, 2014

Chic Tags and Maya Road!

hey hey!
I've got one of my new faves up on the Chic Tags blog this week.  We got to play around with some Maya Road product and do a little blog hop with them.  All week we have designers sharing their work combining both companies.  They have made for some stunning projects!  Be sure to check out the whole week.  

As for me, here are mine......

 I love the combination of naturals and soft teals in this layout, and that little burlap bow!  Pretty sure I need to get me some more of that!  Thank you Maya Road ;)
 The starts are from a sheet of MR kraft stickers.  I used a Chic Tags rubon to add a 
bit of teal to them.
 The ampersand and "you" are also from MR.  The remaining product is Chic Tags.  
The "love this life" is a freebie cut file you can grab here

For my second project I made a cake banner to celebrate an upcoming anniversary.  I always do them for my kids birthdays, they are fun and super cute!  I loved these little banner tags combined with layers of other tags and a few Maya Road products....the heart paper clip, the chipboard word and heart.  As well as the kraft stickers.  Topped it off with more of that awesome burlap 
and dangled a few chipboard hearts.

  Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to head over to Chic Tags and see what else 
is going on over there ;)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sketch Challenge

I've got a sketch challenge up at Chic Tags this month.....won't you come play along with me?

Here's my version....be sure to check out the sketch and the rest of the examples on their blog.  You could win a prize pack of Chic Tag goodies!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Scraptastic Sneaks

The March sneaks for Scraptastic are up on the blog today!  Go here and check them out!
If you're not a subscriber, they will be available for purchase on March 1st.
Don't forget, there is more than one to choose from ;)

While you're pondering all that greatness...how about a few layouts from this months 

There are just a few left.  Can you see those flame wood veneer???  They are SOOO fun!

 I tucked that awesome flame behind this picture here, to just peek out a little ;)

 Here's how I used the other flame.  I didn't realize how much I would love them!

And here's one more for ya
 More exclusive wood veneer on this one too....the circles and stars.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Going Green at Chic Tags

I've got a fun layout up at Chic Tags for their March Challenge....Green!  I pulled several green tags from an old collection and scattered them across the page.  I few black details and bam!  It was a pretty quick and easy, these tags make putting a page together a breeze!  This picture is of my son on his first school dance last year.  They are so cute!

Hop on over to Chic Tags and play along for your chance to win a grab bag of awesomeness!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A little Chic Tags

Seeing that I'm trying to be a better blogger around these parts, I figured I'll at least keep sharing my work until I decide on more ;)

I had a post up over at Chic Tags last week mixing a few of their lines.  Have you checked out Chic Tags?  Most of the time a company is just a company until you know the heart and soul behind it.  Well, the owner Veronica and her husband are truly some of the most incredible hardworking people I know.  They've worked so hard to build their little business and I so admire their persistence and never quit attitude.  They are worth it.  And their product is top notch.  I really love working for them!  At summer CHA they introduced their first full paper lines.  Now, besides tags, they have entire collections; paper, tags, rubons, alphas, veneer, flair, stickers, etc.  Be sure to check out their shop.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I'm the Worst!

I really really stink at blogging don't I?!
I have a love hate relationship with it and I'm not sure what to do about it.  I love the good ol' days when I told stories and recorded my families adventures.  As they've gotten older, they've asked that I not say so much about them.  So my blog has turned into a strictly scrapping blog.   While I love scrapbooking and love to share my work, I feel like I'm missing the heart and sole of why I blogged in the first place.   

I would like to get back to a little better story telling and recording of my life but I'm not exactly sure if there is anyone left who cares about that part.  Maybe those of you reading this thing are just here for the art ;)

What are your thoughts??  I'd love to know.

aaaaaand......in the meantime!!!
How about some pages ;)

January's kit at Scraptastic.....it's pretty awesome if I do say so myself.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!

 All the pretty girls:  I adore this OA floral and definitely had to showcase it!  The veneer snowflakes in this kit are amazing and looked so pretty tucked under the alphas.


 Do you want to build a Snowman?:  Pretty sure I don't have to say where I got this title from ;)  I cut a circle backdrop on my cameo for this as well as the title.  Lots of little layers and stickers.


 Snow Cave:  There are so many amazing papers in this kit.  I decided to collect the blues and use a few of them for a more monochromatic look.  Love how the orange alpha pops off the page for a bit of fun.

 Winter Fun:  this woodgrain was my fave by far!  I cut the tree on my cameo and used it as the centerpiece.  A couple of layers, some subtle colors and a fun border.  It makes me happy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure to let me know if you like this place the way it is 
or if you're interested in a few more details ;)

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Scraptastic Winners!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful holiday!  I don't know about you but I am exhausted!  All this celebrating is hard work isn't it!

I've got a couple of winners to share with you today and a few layouts of this months Scraptastic kit.  

First off, the winner of the "This Life Noted" kit & stamp set is:

Blogger Stephanie Eaken said...LOVE the wood veneers too!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
December 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM

And the winner of the "Home for the Holidays" kit collection is:

 Blogger Lizzy Hill said...
Wowsies! This is an AMAZING collection....really generous...I follow...I'm commenting:):)!!!!!!!!!!
December 19, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Congrats Stephanie and Lizzy!!!
if you could please email me your addresses at  carolmmonsonatyahoodotcom  we will get these right out to you!

Now on to a few layouts using the December's Just Breathe kit

This may look like one simple little picture here, but it says SO much about my daughter!
Her spunky little personality and her most favorite things!  Pretty much right there on one foot ;)

Another single shot of my girl.  There is so much bundled up inside her....I can't even grasp it all!  She is only 3 here and that look on her face kills me.  She just looks so grown up.

And....here she is again ;)