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.

Friday, July 31, 2009

50% Sale at sweetpeastamps

they are having a sale at sweetpeastamps and having some blog candy also on their blog. like to see the stamps as they have some cute stamps there. just click on this link to go to their website.

you can see their sale there and click on the front page for their blog also.

Birthday Blog Candy

  • I am having a Birthday at the end of August and I am giving away some blog candy to celebrate. here is what I am giving away.1. bling2. tags3. clear stamps by studio G 4. 30 epoxy stickers 5. photo album 6. Big Birthday candle(retired) by stampin up 7. handmade quilled little black dress on canvas made by me 8. 5 yds of ribbon not show on here
  • like to enter this candy then here is all you have to do. .1. post this to your blog to let everyone know.2. come back here and post a comment letting me know that you did and what you like to do for baking in desserts.
  • you have until august 31 to sign-up for this as that is my birthday and i will have my husband draw the name from a bowl then and post the next day on sept 1 the winner.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blog candy-Paperscissorsandglue

This set of items WILL NOT even start shipping to retailers until Sept. 1 2009!!!! You can be one of the first to get your hands on it and create something so spooky before anyone else!The Mini Paddie is 6x6 and are full reproductions of her 12 x 12 papers.You can win this set of papers and stamp set. she draws on august 1st. so go to
just follow what she like you to do and you can have a chance to win also.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blog candy

Here is some blog candy I found at and she is having a 1 year anniversary blog candy. would you like to win this this go on over and follow what she like you to do and get on your chance to win.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Christmas in July

Here are my first cards for christmas. the gingerbread man is new stamps for me so i had to play with them.The snowmen navity scene I have had for awhile
but i had used it once and decided to use it again. the ribbon is from dollar general. Yep, you can get great ribbon from there if you look. I also used glitter,dazzling diamonds from stampin up. on the snowman scene.

Early Halloween Card

Ok, I know I am early here but I just got this new set of stamps from stampin up and i just had to play with them. I used embossing powder on the card with versamark. The orange for the pumpkin is from vivid. I also used the sizzix topnote die that stampin up sells which is the big one here but the small one is from QuicKutz.

Blog Candy at McMahonfive

Here is some candy that you can win at mcmahonfive. isn't this a giveaway. to enter, here is her blog.

this is all you have to do is follow her rules to enter.

Randy's First card

here is my husbands very first card that he made at dixie's open house today. i think he did a wonderful job at making the card. he sure did a great at stamping and using the markers.He had trouble tying the ribbon so dixie tied it for him ,but gave him a tip for him to use on tying ribbon next time that will be easier for him. which i do sometimes. you keep the ribbon on the bolt instead of cutting it and then tie it and then cut it after you got it tied. this might be easier for him. He said the card was so simple to make except for the ribbon. He liked doing but that. But he knew I had a reason for him going there. LOL.

Open House At Dixie's

Dixie had a open house today from 10 to 3 at her home and you could make a card and a new ink sample to take home with you. she was also having a drawing and if you brought someone with you new you got more tickets for the drawing. i took my husband with me. :) He even made a card with the help of Dixie. He has never made a card in his life. BUT he will give advice if you are stuck and need some help with colors if you show him some colors you are thinking of using. I have done that before. I will show you his card he made in the next post. we made these cards for our nieces. they will just love so much as they are nice and bright just like they are.everything here is from stampin up.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Sketch and Blog candy

here a a sketch and a wonderful blog candy you can win. just pop on over and follow the rules that she has on her blog to win this.
this a a great and a big prize to win. so hop on over and join.

Blog Candy at Sassy Designs by Susie

In this candy there is;
A DCWV card stack (which makes 20 5.5"x5.5" cards)
A pack of Doodlebug design Braddies
A large pack of special effect bubbles and borders stickers
A pack of Making memories eyelets
10 packs of Anitas outline stickers
a pack of papermania shimmer chalks
5 new wood mounted Anna Griffin vintage stamps
3 small Anna griffin vintage ink pads.
would you like to win this candy then go to this bog and follow her rules for your chance to get this candy.
what a great prize to win.


This stamp is from Designs Ink'd. I put glitter on there wings which is from stampin up. the pattern paper is a scrap that was in my basket. I love this stamp and I have a few more to play with also.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Nicely Beautiful

I got this stamp from a girl from gingerwood. this stamp is from designs ink'd. the sentiment is from stampin up. the black ink is from ancient page. the colored pencils i used on here is kori-hor. it is the first time I used these as they are woodless colored pencils and i bought them on sale. the papers used are just scraps from my scrap box. i tore the orange cardstock for some texture.

Recycled Crafting

Here I did some recycle crafting by making a lamb from a tissue box,toilet paper tubes, and a pudding cup, macaroni. I scanned this in but it didn't scan to well but at least you can see the gist of it. I got this idea from the issue of Pack-o-Fun, the April 2008 issue of last year. This magazine is for kids but I got it because it has some neat ideas for everyone to do. Plus it gave me ideas to do with my nieces and nephews. Like to craft with kids then this is the magazine to get. i love it.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Posting trouble

I write but it doesn't show up for some reason. wonder why?? does anybody know why?? please let me know. thank you.

Blog candy at Mypaperprojects

would you like to win this set of copic ciao?? then go over to
and enter into the contest and follow the rules on her blog for it. that it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Blog Candy Winnings

Here is the blog candy winnings I received fro Karyn who's blog is
If you to her site and post a comment there she has a monthly prize. she will a name from whoever posts there. As you can see you get great prize for just posting a comment.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Birthday Blog candy

Here is some birthday blog candy for you to win. she is celebrating her birthday by doing a giveaway. just post here at the following blog.
so go this blog that I just posted and enter and be a follower and comment.

Cuttlebug Blog candy

Like to win this?? all you have to do is go to this blog and enter.just read what she needs you to do.
just enter here for all the details on how to win this.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blog candy Alert

like to win this candy then go to this site.
the FIRST PRIZE-100 stamped images on white concord record card
the SECOND PRIZE-50 stamped images on white concord record card
like to enter go to her blog to find out.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


Here is another layout that i did tonight. this is my niece and nephew, Jadynn and Nigel. as you can see nigel is reading to his sister, then he tucks her in, and then gives a kiss goodnight. the pattern paper used here is a fabric paper. I just cut it on the lines. I also used dew drops in the journaling.

Grandparents day

My niece had grandparents day at school where she goes at and this is my mother in law, her grandma with her.I cut 2 of stampin ups red pattern paper for this and braided it or I should say weaved it through in the one corner. I also used dew drops in the title.

Wedding Time

This layout is the wedding invitation that my hubby and me received from our friend David. He was the missionary that baptized me into the church of jeusu christ of latter day saints. I used 3 different size circle punches and stacked them on top of each other. I offset a couple of them and the rest is in the middle. as you can from the picture. I also used the scallop edge punch from stampin up on the left side with 3 different papers. makes a nice edge for this layout.

Hot Chocolate

Here is a layout that i did of my husband drinking hot choc. I make the mix myself so I do not have to buy it in the packets. I make it to fit in a 5-quart ice cream tub. The hot choc. cup pictured I paper-pieced myself. I got the pattern from scrapthatsmile.The heart is a wooden heart.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Purple Flowers

Here is 2 different purple flowers that I did up.All stamps used are from stampin up,black ink is from ancient page. the scallop edge is a punch from stampin up,brads(square),white gel pen from stampin up. I used 3 markers on the one flower so i could get 2 different shades of purple. the markers is from TAC and are called Impress.I also used stampin up inks on the other card.

Chalk Flower and Heart

This card I did by embossing the stamp image with clear embossing powder and then i used chalk to go over it. the stamp image and sentiment is both from stampin up. I used scraps of pattern paper for the background and the card itself shines but it doesn't shine to well on here. Black ink is from ancient page.