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.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Embossing with a Pasta Machine

YES they do!you need to put this on setting number 2 of the Pasta maker, the second widest setting. the only down fall is that you can't take the folder all the way through. You need to emboss half wind it out, flip it and emboss the other half but it dose a great job. The reason this idea came about was that some of the ladies didn't want to pay the big money for a machine as here in Australia they are still quite pricey but the could afford some folders. There's a PS heres a hint from Sonja...There's another option how to use the whole folder. My pasta machine has two legs on sides and one big plate on the bottom in beetwen. If you remove this plate, you can move the machine to the end of the table and let the folder run through. Without bending it. Hope this helps anyone. always another way around things, cool hey!!

I got this from Valitas and i thought It was very useful for people who wanted to use something else else that didn't have a cuttlebug or a wizerd.

here is the valtas blog.

you can can see it there also.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Halloween and Fall Cards

Here are my halloween and fall cards that I amde from the cuttlebug background that i received from Mudmaven. The pumpkins are punched out of stampin up punches ovals,small and large. the legs of the spider are made from the small and lge oval punches also. I seen this on another blog but cannot remember whos blog so i can give the credit to. you punch the small oval and then you take the large oval and center it and punch. a ring will be punched out, and then you cut in half with scissors. you need 6 so do this 3 times.the black ribbon is from a little girls hair tie which i just untied and use the ribbon part. you sure can get alot of ribbon for a cheap price. the sage ribbon is from stampin up. I also use googled eyes and yellow/gold rhinestones.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Blog Prize over At Cammie's

Gina K Designs : $50 gift certificate (winner’s email will be forwarded to Gina K for redemption code)Stamping Bella: $50 gift certificate (winner’s email will be forwarded to Stamping Bella for redemption code)SmARTworks: $25 gift certificate (winner’s email will be forwarded to smARTworks for redemption code)High Hopes Stamps: SIX stamps (on cling) from the NEW release –Release date is September 28 so I cannot show you the images but I saw them and they are AWESOME!!! (High Hopes will mail stamps directly to the winner.)Jacksonbelle Embellishments: Surprise package. Lindsey’s son became sick this week so I am donating a few items in her name. She was one of the first people who offered to donate to the cause. (((Lindsey))) Hope your son is doing better!Splitcoaststampers (Jenn Balcer): 1 Year Subscription to Fan Club GalleryPapertrey Ink: Your choice of three sets (Let me know choices and stamps will be sent directly from PTI)The Cat’s Pajamas :Stamp Sets: It’s a Mod, Mod World, Puppy Love, You Say It’s Your BirthdayCosmo Cricket- Cogsmo Blackboard piecesCosmo Cricket- Get Happy Blackboard piecesCosmo Cricket- Cogsmo 8 x 8 Designer Paper PadCosmo Cricket- Get Happy 8 x 8 Paper PadPackage of gemstonesClear Scraps 5 page Clear Flower Tab Acrylic AlbumPetaloo Magnetic Scrap Card with 5 Scrap PagesPack of Assorted tiny rhinestonesMemory Box Flirt Collection mixed cardstockDCWV Gold Stitching Curly Q Rub-onsDCWV White Stitching Curly Q Rub-onsSugar & Spice McGill Craft PunchPack of 10 Large Wood Clothespins

Eclectic Paperie : Exclusives from EP----Merry Muffins Mix (which includes Merry Muffin stamp set and White Liquid Applique, Red Liquid Applique, White fun flock, Sunshine yellow fun flock, red dot sparklers, silver dot sparklers, crystal glitter, quickie glue pen) AND Sushi Platter(Prizes will be shipped directly from Eclectic Paperie to the winner)

Flourishes : Set from Simply Sophisticated Series- Mixed Greetings
Hambo Stamps : Stamps pictured below (Hambo and will send stamps directly to winner)
JustRite Stampers: Large Monogram Stamper (gold box), Damask Monogram Kit, Small Letter Set (Note: small letter set is not in pictures but it is included in prize!)

Scor-Pal (Scor-Pal will send directly to winner.)
Shimmerz Paints: Colors-Marigold, Candle Light, Pink, Lilac, Aqua Marine
Stamper’s Dream: Card made by Michelle RodgersArt Institute GlitterHero Arts-Set of four stampsCuttlebug embossing folder-Haunted HalloweenCosmo Cricket – Get Happy 8 x 8 Paper packMy Favorite Things-Built a Bouquet clear stamp setPenny Black-Stickeroos
Starving Artistamps: Doodlefactory Witch’s Brew and matching sentiments; Doodlefactory Graveyard Shift and matching sentiments; Witches Trio and matching sentiments (Starving Artistamps will mail prize directly to the winner.)

Taylored Expressions: Frightful Night set (Taylored Expressions will send set directly to the winner.)
Unity Stamp Company: Stamps- Bitty Christmas Tags Set and Move Mountains Single

Verve Visual : Sets-- Beautiful You, Abundant Blessings, Cupcake Affair, Birthday Surprise, Here for You

Stacey Morgan: Card; Martha Stewart Holiday Invitation acrylic stamp setMartha Stewart dimensional flower stickersPaper Bliss- rub-onsKaiser rhinestones (2 different color packs)
Julie Dunn (Stampinjewelsd): (Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator) (will send directly to winner)1 pack 8.5 by 11 assorted in color cardstock 2007/081 pack 8.5 by 11 assorted in color cardstock 2008/091 Pretties Kit1 6 x 6 Prints Pack Designer Series PaperFestive Favorites Stamp SetA Little Bit of Happiness Stamp Set1 Sherbert Ribbon OriginalsBasic Black Classic Ink Pad1 Pack of Fresh Favorites Blossoms
Confessions of a Ribbon Addict- Jody Morrow (TexasJodyLynn): Ribbon and Card
Joanne Basile (basillefamily): Card; altered notebook; 3 packs of Karen Foster mini brads in black, vintage and dessert; Bazzill Collection crocheted blossoms; Heidi Swapp ghost flowers; Cuttlebug set of 4 dies-Garden Creatures; Cuttlebug Cat die; Karen Foster ribbon trimmings-ancestry.
Kim Hughes (Kim Hughes): Card and clear stamp set Hugs and Kisses (Kim Hughes Collection distributed by Cornish Heritage Farms)
Melanie Muenchinger (melmel): Card; Jumping for Joy stamp set (Gina K Designs)

Carolyn King (Cammie): Whimsical Autumn set (distributed by Gina K Designs) and Card

Jessica Rone (knightrone): Card; gift bag; Jewels & Gems; DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies; Rhinestone stickers; Pearl Embellishment pack; Assorted ribbon
My Favorite Things: $50 gift certificate (winner’s email will be forwarded to MFT for redemption code


so go on over and take a shot at this also. it is a big prize and some wonderful prizes.

Friday, September 19, 2008


1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog. DONE :)
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

1-I love old musicals like oklahoma and such.

2-I love the oldies music from the 50's to the 80's. that is where I stop.

3-I am a twin. I have a twin sister name mary who lives in cross, south carolina and is 4 minutes younger than me. yeah i am the older one. lol

4-I love to cook and bake still even though I am going blind and deaf. with the help I have gotten i still cook and bake even today.

5-I love to read books especially the book of mormon and the bible thru my tv. that is the way I can read books now with my eyes now.

6-I have been stamping for 11 years and am self-taught. even though my cuts are a little off it has taken me this long to get me to where I can do alot with me eyes and redo alot of stamping and scrapping and relearning to where I can it different without eyes.

7-I love giving baked goods to anyone when i bake and sending cards also.

here are the people I am tagging:
Manic for Mosaics
Mudmaven Designs
Lesalicious Style and Life
Valitas Desings and Fresh Folds

Anna Bananas Sketch 11

here is another sketch for annabananascreations. she is having a contest where you do the sketch and her husband will decide which one he likes the best and you will be a guest designer on her blog. I think this is great and if you like a chance to have a go at it here is here blog to see the info and the sketch.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


sorry for not posting for a fewe days but I have been having more asthma attacks which i have been dealing with. I wake-up with them or they just come on suddenly. Not my cup of tea if you ask me. a very good thing I have the breathing machine here or I would be back and forth in the hospital. I have some things to make so hoping to get those made and up on here so you all can see them. one of them is a card for my twin sister. I have had this sitting and I want to get it made for her as I seen this on valita's blog and I loved and she has a pattern for it also on her blog of a lava lamp card, which i thought was just soooo cute for her. :) so i will see you later groovy dudes.PEACE!!!!!!

Early Thanksgiving

here are some more cards for another swap that I am in stampin n taggin also. it is called a different fold swap where we all had to do a different fold. so after seeing this spring fold i doing it once and I just had to do it for mine for the swap. so i decided to do thanksgiving. yeah, I know early but you never know. the leaves are from craft foam, the stamps I had gotten along time ago when the site use to be reliable(,which lucinda had it then and it was great then, but now since she sold it I have no idea about it but I have heard some bad things about the owner so i don't know. who knows right?? please do go there ok as i haven't bought anything since the new owner took over so i have no idea how things are anymore or if it is still up and running. who knows?? I just don't want you to get taken or anything so buy your stamps from a safe store that is trustworthy.

Halloween ATC's

these ATC's are for stampin n taggin group on msn that i am in. we are doing 3 and halloween. I use a crackle background from TAC the punches came from a swap as a gift in return that i just received so I decided to use the punches on the atc's on these except the ghost and pumpkins on the trees are confetti.the spider trail is glitter gel pen. I was thinking of a way of using these without using much stamps since I only used 1 this time.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Great Aunt

I am going to be a great aunt by my niece kayla. I have a layout of kayla on here that I did. she is going to have a baby and I am ever so happy and it will be a mixed baby. My family is happy and do not think of anything of it as I have been raised to think that we can get along together no matter what color we are. I have 2 cousins who are mixed also and we love them also. so as you can see it doesn't matter in my family everyone will be loved. :) I am happy and cannot wait to see my new niece or nephew and hold it since I don't know what it is just yet. i am sure once my nice knows i will. I will keep you all updated on this. I cannot wait. :)

Fall Cards

These cards i did up for fall as i thought they would be great for it. all stamps are from stampin up and the ribbon is also from stampin up and retired also. the ink I used is ancient page in black and chocolate. the orange is is vivid ink. the corner rounder is from fiskars.I used sticky foam to raise the images.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Pumpkin Day

Here is another card I amde with the same pumpkin satamp from Whispers. The card is made from a scrap that was from an end cut of a card that I saved as i thought it would make a great card. the edges are inked in orange and blank inks,Vivid and ancient page. The spider is one of those confetti deals that everybody can buy at the store.


Here are the first cards I made since I have had my asthma attacks and I am still having them but with the breathing machine that my dr prescriped me I now can get back to making cards as I can be on my machine and make cards at the same time since I have it where I have stamp. it is way easier to have the machine in my stamp room for me. so now onto the cards. :) the first one with the witch I do not know where it comes from as I bought from another person and I think this stamp is just right for halloween.the pumpkin stamp is from whispers. the acrylic pumpkin I bought years ago with many more of them in different sizes. the girl I normally use for the 4th but in this case I used it for halloween as i thought she make a good witch holding a pumpkin. the witches in the background is embossed with ultral fine embossing powder black. You have a nice Bewitching Halloween and I be seeing you.