Simply Monica

Framed Heart Card

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Hi crafters! Team member Monica here saying Happy Holidays to everyone.  Today I am sharing this card I made using a November release called Love Butterfly Frame

Here is the card I created for today.  I was going for an elegant look by using basically colors with a pop of red.  We all know red is the color of love right so it is perfect for this card.  Love the butterflies and the floating hearts along the die just beautiful....

I hope everyone has enjoyed my post and I would love for you to leave a comment and be sure to check out all the Tutti links.

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December Blog Hop

Friday, December 2, 2016
Welcome everyone and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!  Hopefully you have enjoyed all the amazing inspiration from the Joy Clair team and don't forget to comment to be eligible for not one, but two of the $25 gift cards Joy Clair is offering.  

For my card I am using "Holly Jolly Santa" which is just one of the amazing new releases this month.  I colored him with Copics and used some patterned paper form Canvas Corp Brands for the actual card.  I then fussy cut my Santa out so he could hold his "Merry Christmas" sentiment which is from "Christmas Border" stamp set.

 In case you get lost along the way here is the Joy Clair complete lineup:

Imagine and Flourishes Hop

Monday, November 28, 2016


Thank you for joining Flourishes LC and Imagine as both companies team up for the first time. We are excited to share with you our designer’s creativity using each company’s products and each designer unique style. Make sure to leave a comment on each designer’s blog as we will be giving prizes away randomly from two of the designer’s blogs.Camellia Love
For my project I created these two cards using: Winter Bouquet and Camellia Love from Flourishes
 I used my Fabrico markers to color directly on the stamps
Use your Fantastix to blend all the colors together.  I find when I hold the Fantastix straight up it gives you a nice smooth blending of colors.
  For my next card I used Kaleidacolor inks.  Take a look at how the ink when combined with water has a really nice watercolor look. They work beautifully with watercolor paper too!
 and here is my card I created for my next project.

Stamp your image using Stazon ink in Jet Black and then take your embossing gun to heat set the ink.

 I then used Gold IrRESISTible to color in the bow and give it a nice shine.
Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way....  I hope everyone has enjoyed the hop and loved all the gorgeous projects.

Jennifer Vanderbeek –
Naomi Gong –
Gloria Hayoung Lee –
Martha Lucia Gomez –

Cosmic Shimmer Flowers

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Hi crafters! Monica here sharing another Tutti Designs post featuring an October release called Tulip Panel  This die is covered with beautiful tulips and plenty of vines.

To create my card I used some Cosmic Flakes for the tulips and then covered the die with some Stardream Metallic cardstock. 

I then laid my panel over a piece of cream colored cardstock and added a metal sentiment form Making Memories entitled "Friend" a perfect finishing touch to the card.

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and be sure to check out all the Tutti Designs links below:

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Easy Altered Birdcage

Monday, November 21, 2016

Altered Birdcage

Altered birdcage featuring flowers and bird colored with Fireworks! Sprays by Monica Edwards.

I refurbished an old birdcage and wanted to have some matching embellishments for it. By using the same Fireworks! Sprays on all of them, it was very easy!
Skill: Beginner
Time: 1 hour


Step 1
Take your floral elements and spritz in all the Fireworks! colors.
Step 2
Spray the Fireworks! colors on a sheet of Watercolor paper. When dry stamp the image with StazOn ink in Jet Black. Fussy cut the bird.
Step 3
Arrange and adhere flowers along the front of the cage. Place tweety on a perch inside!


  • Birdcage
  • Mulberry flowers
  • Heather
  • Tim Holtz – Bird Crazy stamp
  • Detail scissors
  • Mixed media glue

Dare 2B Mini

Friday, November 18, 2016
Hi crafters!  I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season at the moment I am.  The weather is nice and cool in Florida with just enough nip in the air for you to pull out those long sleeve shirts! Hooray!!

 For my post today I made these Christmas mini books.  I covered the front with some of the new Dare 2B Artzy Christmas papers I used the "Winter Plaid"and  the "Holiday Damask" and the "Penguin Fun" stamp set.

I hope everyone enjoyed my post and there is still time to enter our Thanks Challenge so get those cards in and you could be the next winner!!


Barnyard Fun

Monday, November 14, 2016
Hi everyone I am sharing this Little Barn from Frantic Stamper.  It is anew release from the Barnyard Fun release in November.
I hope everyone enjoyed my post for the day and thanks so much for stopping by!!
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