Tuesday 31 March 2015

Kaisercraft Design Team 2015 Entry

The following projects were all created with Kaisercraft products for my design team application.

The first is a layout I did using the Sandy Toes collection. I did a layout using a photo of my husband on our recent vacation as the paper in the Sandy Toes line was so perfect for the photo.

I do most of my work with Kaisercraft products with the Beyond the Page items.  One of the recent items I did was this chest of drawers. I made it as part of a swap with a friend who lives in the US

As an addition to this item, I really wanted to show you another project I did with a Beyond the Page product. I am the most proud of this project out of any I have done, as it was one of my most ambitious creations. It is also the project that was published twice.  It is the large wishing well and I just loved this project so much I needed to share it with you.

For my mixed media project, I did this Steampunk wall art for myself as that is one of my favorite styles. I used a lot of different sprays, inks and other mixed media products to create this project.

And I know I only had to show you three projects for this application, but I also wanted to show you that I do cards quite regularly as well. I created this card for a friend who just had surgery. I used the Blue Bay collection for this card.

I thank you for taking the time to consider my application. I love Kaisercraft and can't wait to see all the great collections you create. Thanks for feeding my craft addiction!

Friday 27 March 2015

So I got another box of goodies from Scrap Addicts - it's like Christmas!!

Wednesday 25 March 2015

I haven't had a chance to do any videos in awhile, so since I got two boxes of crafty goodness in the mail today I thought I would share those!

The first box is from the great gals at Scrap Addicts. A few things I asked them to hold for me and then decided I couldn't wait to have. Check them out if you need ANYTHING crafty!!

Scrap Addicts

My other box of crafty goodness comes from the uber amazing Melinda at Scraps of Elegance/Darkness. I got both my March kits - Michelle's Mechanical Madness and Anna's Daydreams. The kits are just amazing and I can't wait till this weekend when I will have time to play with all the goodies!!! But check out their site for these great kits.

Scraps of Elegance/Darkness

Did some more crafting last night! Finished up 3 canvases for a swap so I could get them in the mail.

I also was making thank you cards to go along with all my swaps! I had to play with my new stamps!!

Sunday 22 March 2015

Graphic 45 Design Team Audition 2015

These projects are just some that I am really proud of and want to showcase for my audition to become a member of the Graphic 45 Design Team.

This first project is the first big project/altered item project that I created. I had only been crafting for about three months and I wanted to make something for my friend who had just had a baby. This was also the first project that I had published - it was in the Canadian Scrapbooker Spring 2013 issue. (As I don't have the project anymore, the photo below is the one that was in the magazine)

The next project that I wanted to show you is also the next project that I had published - it was in both the Canadian Scrapbooker Fall 2014 issue as well as the Just Steampunk Volume 5 issue. I had a friend take professional photos (photo is courtesy of Melanie Lapp Photography) because I knew I would not be able to send the project to the magazine to be photographed - it is 2 feet tall! I used the Steampunk Spells paper and embellishments for the project. I also made many of the flowers and embellishments out of the paper. I even have a Book of Spells on the well that is all made from the paper in the line. I made the project as a Halloween decoration for my store.

The next project I want to showcase is a gift I made for an employee. It is a tea box I altered for an online contest with the theme of doing something with coffee or tea. So I altered a tea box and used the Botanical Tea paper line.

Another project I am really proud of is this Shadow Box I made in memory of my son who passed away in September of 2008. He had spent a lot of time in China the year before he died and I wanted to honor his accomplishments while he was there. I used the Bird Song paper for parts of the project - though there is stuff you cannot see as it is inside the box and I have it so that it does not open as there are personal belongings from my son in the box. I wasn't able to work on the box for many years after the accident, but now it is a great way to remember him.

Another project I made with one of my all time favorite Graphic 45 paper lines is what I call my Magical Box of Oddities! I used the Old Curiosity Shoppe paper and embellishments to make this cute little box with shelves and books. It is just a fun project that I have on my shelf at home - though I have been asked dozens of times if I will sell it. I have also been asked if it was a kit someone could purchase!

One thing I love the most about Graphic 45 is that they inspire me to do a lot of Steampunk themed projects. Even though I didn't use Graphic 45 paper on this project, I did use a Graphic 45 shadow box and a technique I saw on the blog to create this Steampunk/Dress Form Shadow Box with a cover. I loved how it turned out and everything about Graphic 45 was really my inspiration for this project!!

And the final project I want to showcase is a project I did to for one of my vacations. Instead of doing a traditional scrapbook, I wanted to do something more unique. I altered a writing desk/box and made a companion mini album to go with it. The box is to hold all the keepsakes from the vacation and the album is for the pictures.

I appreciate the time you take to consider my application and please keep making all your great paper lines as I love them to death!!

Monica Longard
MonDo Creations

Monday 16 March 2015

And I have been doing some art journaling! I got a couple more Express Yourself Challenges done, as well as starting an online class wit the amazing Donna Downey!

Well, obviously my plan to post more in the new year did not come to pass! I had a crazy month for February - mostly cause I spent two weeks in Cuba!!

But it got me refreshed and I have been crafting like crazy since I got back.  Here are some of my projects - enjoy!

NOTE:  This project was published in an online scrapbook magazine - Scrap N'Art. I had to remove it for a couple months while it was up, but now I can put it back. It is also going to be in another magazine. I am very proud of this project!