Monica's Crafts

About Me

My photo
Cortland, Ohio, United States
I married for 17 years to a wonderful husband who has supported me ever since i have been going blind and deaf. He has been at my side at the start. He helps me with my colors as i do have trouble with colors so i ask him alot which colors go together.We take care of each other as it should.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Name Game

I was tagged by Dorothy a while back and I got sick so I now am just getting around to the tag.
You have to use your middle name. At the end of your blog post and and how many letters you have in your middle name is how many you tag.

S-I love to SHOP for craft supplies

U-I always carry an UMBRELLA but never use it.

E-I don't know how to use EMBELLISHMENTS that on cards or layouts.

this was fun. Now to tag some other girls.

ok, those are the girls I picked. Have have with name game ladies. and your turn to tag someone.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Angelosity Card Sketch 13

This is another sketch I did for angelosity. The ribbon at the top has little snowmen on it.The snowman image I received from an image swap awhile back and the sentiment is an unmounted stamp.

Angelosity Card Sketches 17,18,19,22,23

These are cards that are for angelsoity cards sketches. These are my versions. I did mostly thanksgiving except I stuck a frog card that I had laying around as I Loved it and I thought it went well for one of the sketches.

Halloween Layout

This is a layout of my niece and nephew at halloween last year. This was Jadynn's first time trick and treating and she went as as a spider and Nigel went as Sponge Bob. The other people in the picture is my younger sister Kymm and her husband Allen. They was getting ready to take the kids out door to door in East Canton. I love them so much.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Angelosity Card Sketches-10,11,12

These are sketches 10.11.12 from Angelosity Card Sketches. I still have a more sketches to do to get caught up as I have been sick and still am a little but was able to do these last night. You might not be able to see but I did paper-piercing on 2 of the cards and it was the first time i ever did that. It was fun doing it but my arthritis had another thing about it. lol. It did not like it. lol. But I think it gives the cards more to it so it will be something I will be trying more of as my arthritis will handle. :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

Angelosity Card Sketches 8 and 9

These are sketches for angelosity. Sketches 8 and 9. These are my take of the sketches and what i see of them.I love the final version. The halloween one I took ATC cards to get the look. As for the thanksgiving card I went by the sketch.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

House-Mouse is Coming

Well, I just could not resist any longer. I had to make a christmas card and since I had this stamped and made up for over a year all i had to do was make a quick card. Yeah, I know, I might have been lazy, but I didn't have any ideas then until now so i didn't want to ruin something like this until I had something in mind. By doing all these challenges lately made me get it back out and make the card up so it was the right time as I had an idea. :) So, this was it.

Are you being Witchy??

Here is a witch card that I did tonight that I stamped for the very first time. This stamp I have had since I bought it from a girl thru email. Since I am doing alot of these challenges on all these blogs it gave me a chance to bring her out and check her out and see how she is. This is how it came out.

Angelosity Card Sketches-6 and 7

These are sketches 6 and 7 of angelosity. I did Hallween as I am on a Halloween kick for some reason. Either that or Fall. I love doing these sketches that she has on her blog as it is giving me ideas and that is so helpful with the stamps that I have, because I am using stamps i haven't used before. Like this these stamps on these cards.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Crochet and Sewing

Ever like to see crochet and sewing?? I do. I found a blog that this lady does both. She makes clothes to wear from both crochet and sewing. She does it for herself and her family. She has quite a few projects going a time.Now i cannot crochet a lick as my sucks big time as I have tried before in the past and if you seen mine youwould laugh big time at mine. :) My crochet is well, lets say, the ends are never even and i don't know how they do that. and my stitches are sometimes loose or sometimes tight. So in the long run i just gave up on it and let my twin sister and my mom do it as they both do it really great. Next is sewing on this ladies site. She is making all sorts of tops,bags,ETC.It is just amzing what this lady can do. One amzing talent that God gave her. :) here is her website so you can go check her out as i love what she makes.

Right now she is showing projects she is working on. It is great to see projects in the middle of and then to see the finished project after. :)

Angelosity Card Sketches

These are the first 5 sketches that angelosity had on her site. here is the website so you can see the sketches also. she will have 1 everyday right to her birthday in November as she is holding a contest with these sketches. Or you can just make a comment. I think having these sketches are great if you are in a rut and cannot get going on making cards then these will help you. Plus you can also take 2 of the and put them together to make 1 card also. you don't always have to follow the exact sketch.

Iris Folding Books

Thes are thge books i got from The book on the left I bought for $10.00 as when I seen that it had the angel moroni and the temples I knew I had to have this book so i can do the this. The book on the right I won in a RAK on her website as she was giving 2 of these books away as she just got done putting it together. you can also buy it for $10.00. If you go to her website it has everything on there about both books.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

embossed medallion

I wanted to do something different and as I have seen alot of those medallion cards lately I wanted to try my hand at one. So, this is my version of one. I think its simple but yet elegant.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Scalloped Card

This card I made by following tutorial on fiskars about making your scalloped circles. It had the step-by-step and pictures on how to do if you don't have the scalloped punches or the nestabilites,like I don't. Now since I don't have either one I thought I would give this a try and see if this would work and you know it does. It is a bit more work, but it looks just like them after its done I think. This is the oval I made. I even made a circle also. So to make these all you need is circle template and a heart template. thats all there is. with the oval same thing. I draw them onto cardstock and cut them out. As I said before, just alittle more time, but i think its worth it if you don't have these yet in your stash.

Card for Ink Blot Spot

I made this card for the Ink Blot Spot Sketch Challenge. you can go here to see the challenge.

you can read it here and everything you need to do the challenge.

To make my round words I went to wordart on my computer in microsoft word. This way I was able to change fonts and color and get the roundness also. It was the first I ever did the circle on the computer and it was easy once you get the hang of it.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Breast cancer Awareness

These are ATC's for a swap on Fiskars. It is for Breast Cancer Awareness. Everyone needs to checked by their drs for cancer. If you haven't been check please make an appt. ask your dr. about it. Now I know this is calling the kettle black as I haven't been checked and I am 46,but I need to ask my dr. about it also. I go on Monday to see him anyway. :) Routine checkup for me so this is a good time for me to ask about it. This is the first time I ever did any swaps on this on tis subject before. So being able to do an ATC on what it means to me was great. This is what it means to me.

Update on Hubby

Well,I finally was able to get thru to talk to my husband on the phone. I had to call more than once as VA hung up on me. So I tried again on the call and finally got thru. YEAH!!!! WELL, he has to be put back on coumadim now,which he will be on it for the rest of his life. VA is trying to get it regulated right now so he(hubby) is in there for the weekend. Plus he might have either a cane or a walker to walk around with also to make it easier for him to walk with also. He said he isn't sure what one they will give him yet. +He will know later. They are taking blood often. He told the dr. up thre in emgercy that VA was the one who took him off of coumadimin the first place and they didn't say anything, but later they just blamed it on the people in the lab. Its just passing the buck if you ask me. VA took him off the pills which he should be on . But I look at it this way, God saved him and God will look at the drs and take care of the drs himself. I let it in God's hands. I am going to take care of my husband and make sure he stays healthy.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Please Pray for my Husband-OT on crafts

My hubby went into the with blood clots in his legs and he was admitted into the VA Hospital yesterday. As of today I do not know a thing except he has been moved to another room.They did move him out of ICU, but as far as that I do not know anything else because I cannot get ahold of my husband up to get a chance to talk to him and find out what is happening. So it just makes me more worried about all this. Then on top of everything else when i woke up, we have a boil water until further notice also. This is for drinking. All I know I sure do need Heavenly father help and guidance as I do not know wht is happening and to make sure hubby is safe and the comfort heavenly father can give. I just wish i can get thru to VA and talk to my hubby and find out about what happen. I will update you whenever I find out anything,if anybody lets me know anything.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Halloween Tags

These are part of 15 tags that I have done for anothr swap. I have used the tree punch and then mini glue to put the sequin ghosts on and the bats. Then I used ancient page black ink to stamp the witch.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Halloween ATC's

These are some ATC's I did for a swap i am in. First time I used the die for my wizard machine and let me tell you if you have a wizard, you need to get the die for ATC's as this will make it so much easier on you. Plus the die comes with other little die cuts also to use.I think I will making alot more dies since I have this. :) This was so simple than what it was before, but I miss what I had before before as I had it downloaded on my windows 98 and its not working right now. :( Thats why I bought this die. I bought the die from Marcos Paper.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Gratitude Challenge

I scrapbook this layout for the MemoryMakers Magazine Gratitude Challenge. You are to creat a 1 page layout with the title AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE. Then include at 3 different photos. Use autumn colors as our color palette since autumn began on Sunday Sept. 9/23. Include 2 different embellishments. Deadline for this is Thursday 10/4/07. If you like to enter go to
if you are not a member you will have to register. the prize is a copy of WE DARE YOU from MEMORY MAKERS BOOKS. (Thats a $22.99 book for free if you win!)
Good Luck to all the winners!!!!!!