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, November 29, 2010

Happy new year

this card I stamped the background with tempting turquoise from stampin up. the stamp is by anitas. I then stamped on black cardstock with versamark and used silver fine detail embossing powder and heat with heat gun. I round all corners as you see with the fiskars corner rounder. I added a silver ribbon also which is wired also. I cut a thin strip of scrap paper for the right side.

Christmas Baubles

this card was easy to make. I made this one as the other 2. the stamp is from anita's i believe. It was one long stamp which i cut into squares after it was stamped and colored. cardstock I used is black, red,silver,white. this card is for a swap i am in. I stamped merry christmas in versamark and then put clear embossing powder over it and heat with the heat gun. after I colored the images in I used tombow gluw to put over what I want glitter on. glitter I used is dazzling diamonds from stampin up. I also used 2 square brads.If you open the red part where the images are you can write something inside.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Picture Wallet

here everything is by stampin up. this is the first time i ever made this. turned out pretty for me. :) the stamp set is polka dot and paisley. inks used is tempting turquoise and certain celery by stampin up also. ribbon is a scrap i had ,plus i forget who it is by. to open the wallet slide off the pink part. when it opens up you can put 3 pictures inside and journal also right beside the pics. it folds up nicely so you can put the pink sleeve back on and you can also keep this in your purse to show off the grandkids or nieces and nephews, or the kids. this would make a great gift also as the person just has to do put pics and journal.

Making a Flower

this card uses the polka dot and paisley stamp set. here I used tempting turquoise and certain celery ink by stampin up. I stamped the paisley 5 times and cut them out, then i fixed so they would make a flower. them punch a circle to cover the middle. on this card also if you lift up the green section of the card you can write something inside it.

Scrappy Pieces

this card is made from scraps. all pieces used on this card is also from stampin up. the stamp set is polka dots and paisleys.

Paisleys and Dots

this card is all from stampin up. the clip is from their hodgepodge hardware,as is the punch used at the top, the stamp set used is polka dots and paisleys. cardstock is from stampin up also. I lifted the white piece with foam tape.

Oh Christmas Tree

on this card is another puffy sticker that is from big lots. I bought a set of puffy stickers for 2.00 that was christmas. they looked cool to me so i bought them. I shared them with my nieces on thanksgiving as we cards for their teachers. the verse is from stampin up.I also inked around the edges in garden green from stampin up. pattern paper is a scrap.


this card is made different.if you open the green part where the wreath you can write inside. the wreath is a puffy sticker that i bought at Big Lots. the mistletoe stamp is from anitas and the verse stamp is unknown. I also used 3 square brads and my paper piercer. this was a fun card to do. inks are by stampin up.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Faux Embossing

I received this card to day by Pam P. in the UK. it is done with small punches. you can see the tutorial on how it is done on splitcoaststampers.really cool. love her 3-D effect on this card.

I received a Blog Award

To accept this award, I must do the following:1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded me this award2. Share 8 things about yourself3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.
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1-I love being on time or a little early. being late makes me crazy.
2-I love stamping and scrapbooking with my niece and nephew.
3-I can run on at the least 2 hours sleep if need be.
4-I've worn the same clothes every year for over 20 years. I don't like what they show to sell as they show to much skin.
5-I miss driving a car, but with not being able to see or hear I had to give up my drivers license.
6-I love being in the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints
7-I love to bake.
8-I cannot walk in high heel shoes at all. always wonder how women walk in high heel shoes. lol. :)
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those are 8 new blogs I found for me. congrats ladies and thank you so much to pinkblingcrafter.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Snowman

here a card that is made from the same image. the stamp is by anita's. pattern paper by DCWV, which I got on sale at hobby lobby. I also used fiskars corner rounder on the bottom of the card. all cardstock is by Hollo's in Brunswick,Ohio. I used 3 square brads at the bottom but in the center. I used my paper-piercer to the the holes for the brads. the I put some glue and glitter, which thwe glitter is from stampin up. I wanted it to look like snow.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Retro Birthday card

here I made a card for my mother in law birthday tomorrow. she will be close to 80 and still going strong. the stamps i used are from oriental trading. ribbon from stampin up.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2011 Calendar Swap

Here is our yearly calendar swap for stampintaggin. every year there is something different. Just look at all the talent on here. thanks eveybody for another calendar I enjoyed doing with you. :)

Oldie but Goodie

here is my younger brother jeff when he was a baby. I used 4 different kinds ofd paper on this layout. black gel pen,scallop punch by stampin up, buttons,stickers.the bottom half of the paper is a retired stampin up papers, the background I cannot remember who it is by. when I find out I will put it on here for you all.


this is my aunt and cousin who lives in the papers I cut at 2 "and 1" and then took the fiskars corner rounder to the ends. I used buttons that was close to the colors i used on the layout. plus like they always say-its best to write in your own handwriting. mine isn't that great but I do alot of writing this way. some on the computer also.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

World cardMaking Day Cards Contest

Here are the 2 cards that my husband and I entered into the contest. My husband made the christmas card with a stamp by posh impressions. he did the watercolor tech. on it by using markers on the stamp and huffing on the stamp after. then he stamped it again in versamark just on the bell clackers and heat embossed them with silver embossing powder. he used real red ink to stamp the background in a circle.
The birthday card i did for the contest. I torn pattern poaper into different sizes and inked the edges with stampin up ink. The verse I cannot remember who it is by. the candle I stamped in so saffron ink by stampin up. I used my eyelet setter for the balloon eyelet.
as you can see neither one of won, but it was our first time doing the contest. But my husband made his first card for a contest and that made me happy and thanks for dixie for showing randy on how to make a simple card he can do. since then hubby received his very first stamp set from stampin up called itty bitty backgrounds. I figured have to start him with something and might as well get him something he can use alot. :) he don't get into the mood to make a card very often but when he does I don't say no and let him make one. have to explain to him about certain things but as he goes he will come to understand and join our ranks of stamping.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christmas bell

here I used a puffy sticker by memento, which i bought from big lots for 2.00. I used a impress marker by TAC for the verse as it had other things on it as well and i only wanted merry christmas to show. :) purple ribbon is by either michaels or pat catans, i cannot remember which store i bought it from. I buy robbon from both places. simple card and easy.

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Little Chickies-part 2

here are 2 more little peeps made out punches. the wide oval I used is from a template that I traced and cut out. the heart punches are from oriental trading. scallop punch from stampin up and the white part of the eyes is the 1/2 inch punch from stampin up also, the black part of the eyes is made from the biggest hole on the and legs you cut by hand. I found this on the same site as the other 2 little peeps. I think they are so cute and should go great on layouts or easter cards.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

School Pics

this is nigel my nephew and here I used the cricut to cut the number and letters and the shadows,plus the apples also. the scallop edges are from stampin up border punch. and the thin strip of cardstock is what is left over from cutting the scallop border so i used it on here also. pattern paper is unknown but I had it my papers .

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Snow from Boxes

here is the snowman I made from boxes that is cut on my cricut machine. the snowflakes on his body are a stamp from comtion and stamped with shimmer paint from stampin up. ribbon is from dollar generaland i used the cropadile for the eyes and buttons. the mouth i drew on and the carrot by hand. the flower is a stampin up punch also and the leaf I cut by hand also.

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Friday, November 5, 2010

punched reindeer

this one I got from chicnscratchlive as she has a video on how to make it plus a gift card holder and a box treat holder also. here is her blog.
have fun doing this. oh, I forggot you can also use a white gel pen for his also on the black. I had forgotten to do that. :) enjoy!!!

Singing Reindeer

this card I wanted to try out and i did tonight after i was shown how to use the cricut machine. that is where his antlers came from. the ovals i traced and cutout myself. the snowflake stamp is by comotion stamps. and the verse is unknown. ribbon is from dollar general. I used a white gel pen for his teeth.I also used the large oval from stampin up for his mouth and hands.his nose is punch out from the biggest hole maker on the cropadile.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Scrapbooking Store coming to Niles,Ohio

yep, you heard right. this is the postcard the owner gave to us. here is her website that is on the card plus blog and email. so if you live she is trying to get the place opened for black friday shopping. so cool. I will be there when it opens.
there you have it folks the info for the new coming to town and will soon be open. yeahhhhh! I cannot wait. :)

School Time

this is my niece jadynn and her pics from preschool and kindergarden. I used the scallop punch and cut in half where the pics are and for the journaling spots also. I used a whole scallop punch in black. the letters are from a template that you trace with a pencil and cut out. some cannot belive that I do that. :) I did it twice so i could have the black as a shadow. there is white and black gel pen used on the letters. the bus is the cricut, the hertiage cartridge. I love that one as lucie has it so i might just have to see if I can get one for me also. I also used 2 black brads. the paper i used is bella blue and is from stampin up but is retired.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Technique Swap-Using punches

this is my card for the swap I am in. I used leaf punches but they are unknown. the leaves are punched out using polish stone tech. that I did awhile back. I used stampin up lg and small oval punches for the pumpkins and I just free cut the stem. I inked aroind each piece with pumpkin pie and choc ink from stampin up. the small pumpkin is lifted up with foam tape as is with 2 of the leaves.
hope everyone had a wonderful halloween and watched plenty of scary movies. i know i did. :) even watched rocky horror picture show twice. :)) love that movie.