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A Perfect Bride

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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How to create a Passport Book - Birthday Giveaway!

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!

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! 
Don't forget you can save 10% by using coupon code SAVE10MONICA over at I Brake For Stamps!
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Passport Books

Hi everyone! i am popping in to share with you what I have been working on over the last couple of weeks.  I was invited to be a guest artist over at a local Farmers Market in July, so I am building up my inventory. 

My passport books are always so popular during the holidays, this year I decided to be smart and make several ahead of time.  So yes there is a reason i am working on Halloween projects already!

If you want a tour of my passport books, you can check out the video below.  I am also working on a tutorial on how to put these fun books together and hope to get it published next week. 

I also have them listed in my etsy shop for those early Halloween planners! Each book has unique ephemera and fun journaling cards. There are even pockets for gift cards and room for pictures.

Hope you enjoy them!

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