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, January 31, 2011

Anniversary Tuesday

tomorrow I celebrate 14 years of marriage to my husband. we will celebrate it late as we always get an ice cream cake from dairy queen. but it opens later this week. Hubby is on the mend since being sick BUT,I am getting sick and it is starting with a sore throat. lets hope it doesn't go any farther.?? :)

Triple Hearts

here I made this by using sticky back craft foam hearts. ribbon is a scrap that was at my mother in laws house. the stickers are from susan branch. this color scheme red,black and white i seen this on stamp tv and just had to do this.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Big Shot Giveaway

click on the link above to enter. hurry now right over.

Husband's Valentine card

here is hubbys valentine card that I made for him while at my Mother in Laws house today. Since hubby is sick and she wanted me over there to help finished making 40 cards for 2 classrooms. we almost have them done. here the paper used is by K&Comapany. ribbon is unknown as my MIL had the ribbon. I used the scallop punch by stampin up. for me this says it all for my husband. I think he will like it. also I will be giving him one of those mailboxes that I will be altering with the card inside and some candy also. I will sho you the altered mailbox as soon as I get it done.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Nieces and Nephew

here is a layout I did of our nieces and nephew. the pic you see here was a christmas card but i cut it so just the pics are on here. pattern paper is Heid Grace designs. the daisies used on here are bought in a bunch at dollar genral and then I just just took the flowewrs off the stem and there you go, oodles of flowers to use on a page. I used buttons in the middle of the flowers. for me a simple page.


here are a couple of layouts I did for my mom. these are the pictures my twin sister gave to mom. mom gave them to me to scrap for and I am getting ready to mail these back to mom. the called snowy is my twins cat. like all cats they are sleeping on their favorite thing, the couch. the title in snowy is done by the cricut. in the other one called acting silly is my twins fiance pete.the title on it is from the cricut also. I used circle punches on both and white and black gel pen. the pattern paper is from DCWV.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Purple Heart

here I did this card in purple and red. the dotted paper is from DCWV, the stamp is from whispers, I used chipboard covered in red glitter, ribbon I bought from Michaels. I had this in mind when I made it.

Monday, January 17, 2011


I found a blog that writes really poetry and it makes one think also. here is his blog for you all to look over as you can see from it some of it would be great in cards or on layouts as well so others can read.

just pop on over and you will be amazed by his writings.

Cricut Time

this card is all done with the cricut die cutting machine except for the background whick is itty bitty backgrounds by stampin up. I used real red ink to stamp it with. black and white gel pen was used. I used a pop dot on the back of the butterfly.

Triple Hearts

this card I did with a scrap piece of pattern paper. 2 silver brads,black gel pen. the heart stamp I bought at the dollar tree store. I also stamped it again in pink on white CS. cut out only 1 heart and put a pop dot behind it.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Valentines Hearts

here is my first card for valentines day. now here I used glitter and diamond glaze. put on the diamond glaze first and then sprinkle on the glitter or have it ready to use in catch all. this way you can just dip it in. I used a heart stamp that is unknown and i bought this stamp at rite-aide of all places a while ago. I use 4 brads that I bought from the new scrapbook store called Scrapbook Studio and Cafe. it is in niles. I did post it on my blog about this store and where it is located Niles,Ohio. I forget where the love and kisses is from, let me go check really quick for you all, its from All Night Media. I used real red ink for the stamping.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Iris Folding

this card i received in the mail today from pam who lives in the UK. she did iris folding for a no stamp swap we was doing in justcards. isn't it lovely. I will have to try my hand at this. the paper she used is so shimmery and shiny. love it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wizard is Retiring

I just read on spellbinders blog about it retiring the wizard. can you believe that. no more wizard. I am sad,angry and disappointed that people who sell something great for them is getting rid of it. very bad. Let me know what you all think on this.

No Stamps Allowed

this card is where no stamps was to be used. I used the 1 3/8 circle punch from stampin up and punched out circles in the color cardstock. the flowers are fabric and sheer. I used 3 rhinestone brads. white gel pen around the circles.

Letter G Swap

here is the card I made for the letter G. it is a paper-pieced girl. I cut strips of scrap of cardstock for the 4 sides in different colors.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Valentine Swap Card

I received this card from leslie today. isn't it lovely? reminds me of old, the way she did it. I have 2 more cards coming from 2 different girls yet.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shopping at New Scrapbook Store

I went shopping today at the new store and I love it. here is what I got. this is my very first distress inks. in walnut stain. I also bought a box of zots in small. I needed another one of those. wow, all the paper she has. my goodness. next time I will buy me a couple of paper packs that I liked after she showed me. she also has what is called a brad bar where you bag your own brads. 1.99 a bag so i filled 3 bags. :) of course I had to get a new stamp, :), couldn't go away without one you know. its called bird and flower burst. she also has a coffee bar and where you can take classes also. I will be going back.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Great Niece and Great Nephew

I finally got an updated pic of my new niece and nephew. I used winter lace cricut cart. on it. to me some of the snowflakes look likes doilies. :) I then took 1 3/4 and 1 3/8 punch from stampin up and did the circles. But I used cardstock that had 2 different colors of the blue on it. this way i had more to use. I use a white gel pen for the journaling. the snowflakes on here are called Jacks.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Quilled Flowers

here is a note card of quilled flowers that I done. the only thing stamped on it was the verse and it is by stampin up. all paper used is scraps that i had.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

First Valentines Day card for the year

here is my first heart card for the year. the stamp set is by stampin up and is called merci. the pattern paper is a scrap that I had. ribbon I either bought from michaels or dollar general. cannot remember which. I used ancient page coal ink to stamp with. woodless color pencils to color the image with.I also made dash marks around the heart image.this card is for a swap i am in.