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Top 10 videos in 2018

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Hi everyone! With the year coming to an end...I thought I would share with you my top 10 videos of 2018.  Some you may remember, but some may be  new to  you as well. Enjoy and have a safe and happy new year!

With over 4K views, this was my post popular video in 2018!

ATC Coins with Tim Holtz Paper Dolls.

My top second was no where near my most popular with over 2.5K views, but is is a top contender. 

How to Create ATC using Tim Holtz Side Kick

Tim Holtz seems to be a popular theme. this video came in second with 1,786 views. 
Vintage Layered Cards

Another popular Tim Holtz video came in at 1,760 views. 

Pocket tag using Tim Holtz Pocket die.

Here is another video where I am demonstrating the Tim Holtz Ticket Dies. This video had 1,688 views. 

Creating your own Ticket Ephemera

In 2018, I got into creating art journals. This was my first video of 2019 and comes in 6th place with 1,604 views.

Art Journals for beginners

My March art journal page did pretty well also, coming in at 1,541 views.
Art Jour…

Valentine Love Notes

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With Christmas now behind us, I am starting to think about Valentine day projects. I was excited to try out one of my new die cuts from the Eileen Hull collection which is a little pocket die that holds a little note card.


The set not only comes with a pocket die and note insert, but it also has 5 dies to create the flower and leaves along with an additional die for the corner tabs.  These corner tabs work great for the corners of your journals or to hold photos as I did on my card.

To see my process, you can check out my video below.



This die set is not only great for my valentine cards, but I think it will be perfect for birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion where you want to add a cute little note. 

I also had a little stamp set that worked great for the message on the note tag. A handwritten note would be great as well. 



I also found that the pockets are the perfect size for the Tim Holtz Flashcards. I also plan on using this die for some of my passport books as well. It is a cute l…

Design Team Introduction

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Hi everyone! I am back to introduce you to the three more design team members. You all met Alina, Ally and Robin on December 17th. If you missed that post, you can fine it here
I am excited to be able to share my digital designs with you and this group will bring you some great inspiration and ideas. 
So let's get on with the introductions.

Let me introduce you to Nancy Nickel from The Nickel Nook







Nancy used one of the images from Christmas Greetings. These images are from an old Postcard I found in Prescott, Arizona. The graphics are beautiful and make a wonderful Christmas card. 

Next we have Wendy from Made by Wendy Bellino. Wendy created a fun little journal book. You can see her process video here






Wendy used some of the printables from The Santa passport kit to create this cute little card. What is a passport kit? Be sure to check out this kit along with the Angel Passport kit over in the shop. 
Finally we have Robin from Granninista Not Your Granni's crafts


Robin created…

Black and White Christmas cards

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Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some Black and white Christmas cards I created using some paper from Canvas Corp Brands along with some other supplies I had in my stash. 


I love working with the Tim Holtz Paper dolls and this set worked perfectly with them. You can check out my process video below. 



When I am created a lot of cards, I create an assembly line. I cut out all my card stock first and pile them according to my layout.


I added washi tape on some of my cards for added interest keeping with the black and white theme. 

The assembly line makes it easy to make several cards in no time at all. 


And as a final touch, I added my black and white paper dolls.


Happy Holidays!



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Friday Freebie

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Hello crafty friends. Only a few more days until Christmas. By now hopefully we are all ready and we can sit back and relax.  That is my inspiration for today's Friday Freebie.



I created this postage stamp along with a few other coffee theme stamps for some of my holiday cards, but decided to share one of them with you.  To get this freebie, just click on the image and save it to your computer. 

I would love for you to leave me a comment if you down load the image. Be sure to check out my shop for some of these other wonderful postage stamp theme'd imaged.

Thanks for stopping by!



New Design Team

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Hi everyone! I am excited to introduce you to my new and first design team. 
As many of you know, I recently started creating digital images and Passport kits for my shop. I never imagined how fast this new part of my shop would grow. With growth, I needed help to share projects and inspiration for some of my items, and I found a few girls to help me out. 

Let me introduce you to Aly Sheridan from Simply Angelic Crafts



Aly created this beautiful holiday card using the Woodland Santa Set. the Santa is from an old Russian post card I found in one of my local Antique shops. You can learn more about this project over on her blog.

Next is Alina Florea from AlliElla Craft.




Alina used the Toys and Dolls setto create this Beautiful vintage Christmas Card. This is such a sweet card, perfect for any little girl. You can learn more about this project over on her blog. 

Next we have Marcia Caradinta from The Frolicking Fairy.



Marcia has created this cute little box using some images from the Retro San…

Friday Freebie

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Hello everyone and welcome to Friday Freebie. Things have been so hectic here with the holidays coming up and some behind the scene projects I have going on. But I wanted to take a moment to share with you this cute little set and one of the images as a freebie.

You can get this image by clicking on it and saving it to your computer. Through December 25th, everything in my shop is 10% off.
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!


STAMPlorations - December theme and Sketch Link up

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Hi everyone! It is time for our monthly theme and sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations. 


 For my project, I decided to use the theme as my inspiration and am using one of the stamps from the Christmas Typography section called Merry Christmas to you. I also used one of the dies from CUTplorations called Crazy Double Runner Stitch.




These sets are great because the sentiment does most of the work for you. I decided to go with RED for the holiday season using Red Paper, Red Washi Tape and Red ink.

To play along in the challenge you do not have to use a STAMPlorations stamp, but we would love it if you did. You can link up to 6 projects through the month. To qualify for the prize, you must display the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post.

Don't forget, if you used my code STAMPGIRLMONICA, you can get an additional 20% off your purchase. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Coffee Naughty or Nice book

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Hi everyone! Just a few more days until the Coffee Lover's Hop ends, so I wanted to make sure I get at least one more project posted.

I created this fun little journal to carry around in a purse. A way to jot down all the things we need to do this holiday season. 


Inside is decorated with lots of coffee ephemera and lots of pages for note taking!



The paper collection is from Echo Park. The kit has lots of paper, stickers and ephemera to create lots of coffee theme'd projects. 



I even included some of my own coffee ephemera which you can find in my etsy shop. 

I am currently offering 15% off on all of my digitals while we hop, so be sure to check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!



First ever Design team call

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Come grow with me on my new design team! I’m looking for 5 designers that love to work with digital images. My style is vintage inspired, but I would love to see your style as well.  Before I get to the how, let me tell you a bit about what you’re applying for… This call is for a 6-month term, January thru June. During that period you’ll be joining the design team in all releases. These releases can include kits as well as ephemera. You’ll be receiving every new digital image released during that period (for free, obviously) as well as any other images you may need as things arise as well as any perks we can offer as they become available. I am very laid back, and am excited about sharing my creations. Please make sure you can commit to the full 6 months before applying.  DT members are responsible for: 1 project per release, sharing and commenting in our Facebook community; spreading the word whenever possible. DT members are also required to be communicative with anything that prevents…

Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Day 3

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Hi everyone! It is day 3 of the Coffee Lover's blog hop and I am here today sharing a card using some fun and festive stamps from STAMPLORATIONS! Now don't forget that Shery is offering 50% off in the Coffee/Tea Lover's section through December 7th. All you need to do is use the coupon code FALLCLBH50 at check out. 

The sentiment is from the stamp set HOMESPUN CHRISTMAS and the coffee stamp is from the Big Grins line called A CUPPA LOVE.  

Hope you are all enjoying the hop! Thanks for stopping by!






Coffee Lovers blog hop - Day 2

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Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog for day 2 of the Coffee Lovers blog hop. today I am sharing with you a card I created using lots of Fall colors. I Created this card using some of my Coffee digital images from my shop.


This week I am offering 15% off all digital images, so be sure to check out this set. It is great for cards as well as journals.

Happy Hopping!





Coffee Lover's Blog Hop - Coffee with Class

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Hi everyone! i am excited to be participating in the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. This year I am a Super Sponsor and will be sharing some of my designs in my creations.
One of my very first Coffee theme'd designs this year was "Coffee with Class".  This is a fun vintage inspired image with some fun Sassy Sentiments to match. 

What I love about digital images is that they can be resized to work for any of my projects. 

I know we will all be very busy during the holidays...and our Caffeine will give us the energy to get all of our shopping and decorating completed! 

To celebrate the hop and introduce you to my shop, I am offering 15% off all my digital images through the duration of the Blog Hop.  I hope you take some time to check out them out.

Happy Hopping!



Santa Passport Card

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Hi Crafty friends. I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. With Thanksgiving now behind us, it is time to start thinking about Christmas!  To help with this, I have been doing a Christmas Card series over on my You Tube channel all month. Hopefully you have caught some of those videos and I have inspired you for your holiday creations.

For those of you that don't know, I have started creating digital passport card kits and now have two in my shop. I released the Angel one earlier in the month and now I have a Santa Passport card kit available. 
I also created a video to show you how to put this fun kit together. 


If you have never seen one of my passport kits, they are great little keepsakes and perfect for holiday gift cards. 



I am currently offering 20% off everything in my shop, so this is a good time to pick up both the Santa and the Angel kit.

Thanks for stopping by!



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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cos…