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A Perfect Bride

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Hello crafty friends. I have several weddings coming up this summers so I thought it was time to start getting some of my wedding cards completed.  Several of my family members are going to the wedding, so I am tasked with coming up with different card designs for each of us to use. 


I love this image from I Brake for stamps called Silhouette Bride. It is a classic image that can be used again and again. 
I started out by stamping my image onto some card stock using my stamping platform. I then fussy kit the image.  I wanted the background to have some texture, so I embossed some white card stock and added some lace.
I added a simple sentiment as well. There are several images available that would be great for wedding cards. Be sure to check out this section and don't forget if you use my coupon code SAVE10MONICA, you will get 10% off. 
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For the Birds - STAMPlorations - Second Spotlight Post

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Hi everyone! I am back this month to share with you another project I created using the stamp set called "For the Birds".   My design for this card came to me after reading the Faith sentiment from this stamp set.  Within the sentiment it says "the bird that feels the light" and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I couldn't decide what image to use for my design, so I decided to create four note cards. To begin, I pulled out my Rays stencil from Tim Holtz and added added some distress paint Mustard seed over my stencil.  When I am making sets, I usually do the same step for each card. It makes the assembly line go much smoother. 

Stenciling all four of my cards all at the same time gave my first cards time to dry. I was planning on stamping over my paint, so i needed to ensure the paint was completely dry. 

I then added some washi taype and outlined it with a black distress crayon.  I also added some orange distress crayon to my rays and smeared it in with a wet…

How to create a Passport Book - Birthday Giveaway!

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Hello crafty friends! If you have been following me for a while, you have seen my passport cards and books. These things seem to be so popular around the holidays I decided to get a jump start on creating some for my etsy shop.

After I posted my share on you tube, I got many requests to show how I put these books together. Below you will find both videos on my process. 

Part 1
Part 1 describes my thought process and organization for putting together this book. It also walks you through creating the outside of the book.

Part 2 walks you through decorating and binding the book. I also share with you some of the items and my process for creating pockets and tucks for all the fun ephemera I add to my passport book. 


Part 2

What I love about the passport books are that they can be decorated to fit any theme. While my first passport books were focused on travel themes, Over the years I have created these books using many themes and for many occasions to include Halloween, birthday, baby showers …

No Desire to fit in!

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Hello crafty friends. I am here sharing a card I created with a sentiment that I just love.  As a crafter and designer, it is often difficult to find your style. Many times we conform and just try to "fit in".  
I have tried so hard to stay true to my style of crafting, and to continue to grow in my style of creating.

The city scape stamp that I am using today is from I Brake for Stamps and is called Full Sheet Travel. It also has the great block letters that i used to spell out CITY. 

The little vintage gentleman is called man facing left. He was a great addition to my City scene and i love how he is looking up at those tall skyscrapers! 
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