Monica's Crafts

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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.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

SweetNSassy sketch Challenge

here is my take for the sweetnsassy sketch for aug 31. I hope you like it. the stamps is from TAC. I used rhisnstones in the center of the flowers and brads at the ends of the sentiment.

Friday, August 29, 2008


this cherry stamp i believe is from Anita's and i do have more than 1 stamp from them. I love their stamps and think they are just so cute and fine. the cherry hello is from from letters stamps that my niece kayla had gotten me and stamped in real red from stampin up. the cherries has red glitter on them.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

No Cards All Week

sorry for posting all week but it sure has been nasty for me as I have been sick and in and out of the hospital twice with an asthma attack. after all these years I get it back of out-growing when i was 8 years old but I have 3 attacks now. go figure. as of tomorrow i will get my own nebullizer or what some calls a breathing machine and the medicine to go with it. yeah, I am going to take control of this while it is in the early stage so i can get back into my arms are bruised from the IV's because they couldn't find my veins as I am what they call a hard-stick. one who has small veins that rolls. plus on top all this the emergency room dr. told me that I didn't have the mtral valve prolapse that i told him that i DID HAVE that a heart dr. i go to diagnosed me with. plus you can only tell this with a ultrasound. an x-ray will NOT tell this at all. now when i called my heart dr and asked about it and if i had this or not and they confirmed i do have mitral valve prolapse was i mad at the emergcy room dr for giving me wrong info.But right now I am trying to keep relaxed with my breathing as i never when i go back into another asthma attack. that is what is happening and I haven't posted any cards all week and i am hoping to get some cards done this weekend. many thnaks.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Oval Roses

Thes roses I seen on and i just had to do them.. they are made from the small oval punch from stampin up,small swirl punch, small daisy punch,and you need 2 leaves which mine is from from sixxiz which I put thru my wizard. the edges of the leaves are cut to made rough with deckle scissors that i am sure we all have. if you like to do these just click on the link for valitas and she has a tutorial on these. what a great idea for using punches don't you think??

Friday, August 22, 2008

Snow Time Anyone??

Here are more images that i received in the same swap many moons ago. the paper piercings are from stampin up template. that is the only i can get these things straight let me tell you and this template for piercing works great, as it has 2 different size holes on it. I also used stickles glitter glue instead of the off brand I normally used because it was easier for me to control in the smaller areas. I also used glitter gel pens on here also.I never thought I would be thinking of christmas befor halloween or thanksgiving as to me it is just to early to think of it.
ever like to order from stampin up and do not have a demo near you. have you ever tried to locate a demo from their demo button on stamin up website?? that how I found my demo dixie. the demo locator works really great and it gives you a list a demo in your area and all you have to do is choose who you want after that. that is how i found mine and here website dixie is on the right side of my blog dixie finn for stampin up. she is one great lady if you ever want to order from her.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I ce Cream Cone

I made an ice cream cone out of the scallop punch from stampin up. the cone part I use the fiskars plates and the rubbing tool. the plate i use was brick. I thought it gave it more of a cone look. the background stamp is from TAC and is part of a set call ice cream. the sentiment is from TAC also.

Anna Bananas Sketch 7

this is my card for the sketch that anna has for sketch 7 on for blog for the weekly sketches she is doing. the sketch this time is where the card opens in the middle and this is the first time i ever did one of this kind. i always have trouble getting the sides even. this stamp is from a swap i was in and is from inkadinkado. the scallops I is from the scissors we all have or did have at one time. I still have them. :) I used white eyelets.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sheetloads Mini and Monthly card sketches

I did the monthly and mini from sheetloadsaugust issue that you can download in pdf. they are featuring stamps from MY FAVORITE THINGS. like to do these sketches also?? then go to this website. they have alot of things going on and alot of sketches you can try out.

Monday, August 18, 2008


Yeah, I know, I am early here. this is for a swap i am on LDSRubberstampers on yahoo. a snowman swap for a 1-1 swap. the snowman is made out of wood and covered with paper that has snowflakes on it. I cut his hat myself. on the ATC I love the stamp as it is a silouette. just lovely I think. the snowflakes in the background are embossed in fine white embossing powder.

Rock-N-Roll Is Here To Stay

this stamp is from Anita's. the record is from a friend who sent it to me. thanks claudette. the music notes on the sentiment i took from the image itself but used a marker.

Cocoa Anyone

if I knew i would love this out of this swap, who knew?? this image is so cool. I love her and I added my sentiment on here since i didn't have any that seem to fit for it.

Writing Home

here is another image that was in the same swap also. as you can see i am using some images that I was in image swap. I love those kind of swaps as you never know what kind of images you will get in return. the ribbon is from stampin up. cormer rounder from fiskars.

Old Friends

this is another image i received in a swap also. the sentiment is from Anita's.the ribbon is from Miss Elizabeths. I tried my best to get antique with the color cardstock here. I do hope it goes.

Looking Good

Ok, How cute is house-mouse?? I just love these little guys. this image was given to me in a swap along time ago. I used the fiskars corners rounder on this which i might say works great and sooooo easy since i have arthritis. it goes thru like butter. the sentiment is from TAC.

Dancing Anyone??

anyone like to dance?? this stamp I do not remember who it is by but I bought this as i thought it is so cute that I just had to have it. to me the dress can colored and color. so i ised brown and pink here. yeah it doesn't show up here to well but it is something that needs to be shown in person to show up.

Same Image-Different Look

Here I took the same image from TAC and gave it 3 different looks. the background is from stampin up. brown and white ribbon is from miss elizabeth. I also used a glitter gel pen on her lips on the one. I think it is amazing how you can give 1 stamp 3 different looks. like to try this then comment here so I can see what you have have done with 1 stamp/3 looks.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Monochromatic layout Challenge-SolCalScrap

this I smy monochromatic layout challenge on socalscrap. the only color I used was red in the letter L. everything is done with cardstock. I thought I make a layout using just cardstock and see what i could come up with.
like to join socalscrap?? here is the website to join.
you will have fun there and enjoy lots of people also.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Groovy Birthday

here is a birthday card that i did with all TAC stamps.2 of the sentiments stamps are not from TAC though and i forget who they are from so i cannot put up who they from and that is that happy birthday and the girl.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spring Card

this is my first spring card done. I had to make a few adjustments on it as but here it is. the stamp used on here is from See-D's and a rubb-on also was used on it also. I also used brads. the cardstock is textured and from Hollos in brunswick. you can get the cardstock for $1.00 a pound there. here is the website for Hollos for anyone who like to take a look.
there you can find everything they sell plus their phone number and address if you like to order anything,as right now you cannot order from the website. I am sure if you call and ask questions they will answer any that you have.

Blog candy at Mudmavens

like a chance to win some blog candy?? sign up at at mudmavens blog and win some gorgeous blog candy.

she has some candy for hitting 7000 on her blog.

Younger Sister-Another Layout

here is another layout I did of my younger sister. I had more pictures of her that our mom had given to me. yeah kymm now you know who i got all of these from. LOL!!! the background stamp is from TAC and colored in with glittered gel pens. the round circles are wooden. kymm's name i cut by hand from a template.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Popsicles Anyone??

I seen this on a blog and I thought it was just the cutest thing i ever seen. I just had to make me one also. the popsicles are made from the large tag punch and the bites i did out of the scallop punch. both of the punches are from stampin up. the popsicle stamp and the sentiment is from TAC. so is the background on the one popsicle from TAC.


I tried a card I seen on another blog and the background just didn't come out right, BUT with a little more work I think I can get this one. the stamp I used is from stampin up.if you have ever done a card like how do you get the background even?? it sure is a mystery for me. LOL. :)

Anna Bananas Sketch 6

here is my card for the sketch on annabananas blog for the weekly sketches she is having.if you ever like to do them just click on the right side of my blog and click on her link annabananascreations. that is where you will find the weekly sketches and if you need also a TAC demo she is one that you can contact also as she sells it also. I buy all my TAC from her. all the stamps is from stampin up. pattern paper is from die cuts with a view II stack.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

100,000 Hits Blogs Candy

Love some blog candy?? well, move on over to

she is having a 100,00 hits blog candy for the WHIFFS OF JOY GUARDIAN ANGEL COLLECTION by Elisabeth Bell

Here is the deal:
The winner of my blog candy give away gets the complete Whiff of Joy Guardian Angel Collection by Elisabeth Bell ( 4 stamps ) for free
AND I (or better Whiff of Joy Stamps ) will host a blog candy give away on the winners blog. You can choose the terms and I will sponsor your blog candy with another complete set of the Guardian Angels
Doesn't this sound tempting? ;)

All you need to do to win is
1-subscribe to her newsletter or RSS Feed
2-Post alink of the 100,000 hits blog candy on your blog
3-go back to her blog an let her know you want to enter the draw.

thats all there is to it. have and GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

In Harmony

I used the same stamp set but in a different color this time. pink and light purple. the background stamp is from TAC. I used markers to color the stamps in this time around instead of ink pads.

Tone on Tone

I decided to do a tone on tone card here but with a little color. as you can see the flowers here are the color. all stamps are from stampin up. the pattern paper is from diecuts with a view stack II. you know when i go thru that stack of papers i just love to see the different colors of papers go by me. :) it is so hard for me to choose which paper to take. I love them all. yeah sometimes I do go for oddballs kind of cards as you seen on my blog but that is me. that is what I like. the different. sometimes I will put one out that everyone doesn't like but I do. :) we all are different and that is ok, as we get ideas from everyone.

Younger Sister

this is my younger sister Kymm in the many years she was in school. I still have one more layout to do of her in school also. the embellishments are of chipboard which i added glitter glue on them and them did the sides of them with a glitter gel pen. her name is done with a stencil. I also added rhinestones to the tiny purple flowers.

Posting Pics to Blog

I have some cards and a layout to post but am unable to right now. maybe later i will be able too. thnaks, Monica