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my name is monica but now i'm better known as nana. i have recurring dreams about faraway places and wild animals running free. i love to create with paper, food and yarn and i love to share snippets of my life.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Art Challenge- Week #5


For this week I would like you to use something from your week right onto your card.
If you went to a concert, maybe the ticket stub or a piece of the playbill. Perhaps you ride the bus, you could use part of your bus token. Did you do some shopping? Maybe use the receipt. You get the idea.Today I facilitated Mother Blessing ceremony for a repeat doula client so I chose to put the bracelet that the mother ties on the wrists of all of the guests who were invited to 'bless her way' into motherhood. The premise is that every time your attention is drawn to the bracelet during your everyday activities, you are to send positive thoughts to the mother to be for a safe, happy, healthy delivery. Once the baby is born and the cord is cut the you are to 'cut the cord' from your wrist signifying that all is well for that mom and baby.
Can't wait to see what kind of week you all have! Have fun!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Enter to Win a free Cosmo Cricket Kit!


On episode 8 of Monica's Place we had a look inside Kelly's wonderful mobile scrapbook store called Memories in Motion.I then created a chipboard kit by Cosmo Cricket. Kelly donated an extra one to give away and the ribbon twill was donated by SavvynSassy Please add a comment about the show for your name to be entered in the draw! Good luck!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Week 4 Art Journal Prompt


Although I've used Emily Falconbridge for inspiration, this week I changed up the topic a bit. The challenge this time is " What color are you?" I want you to create your card in your favorite color or the one that best describes who you are!
My color is green.Green in the center of the rainbow. I am attracted to green - especially new leaf green as it is the symbol of new beginnings and represents harmony and balance.
I would also like to welcome my mother to this challenge. She has always been my inspiration and I can't wait to see what she creates. Please go to Mavis'Place to check out her take on this challenge and leave her some lovin'!

Have fun!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Giving myself a little 'toot'

Look at the email I got today!!
Congratulations, your layout has been selected to appear in our on-line gallery at BasicGrey! We appreciate your time and talent and thank you for using BasicGrey papers and embellishments.
(Just go to their link and find designers and then click on my name!)
Sincerely,
The BasicGrey Team

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Creative Art Journal Week #3


The prompt for this week is 'i am'. Make an 'i am' statement for yourself - whatever it may be!
Here is my take on this week's challenge. "I am still learning."
I've realized the older I get, the more I still have to learn. It's an interesting,fun and satisfying adventure seeking out new truths!
Even in the creation of this card I "learned" that rub ons DO NOT adhere to wet ink!!!

Have fun creating and have a beautiful week!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Monica's Scrapbooking Place- 7th episode

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In this episode I alter a bandaid tin to create a mini card set. Watch to the end for a chance to win a Cosmo Cricket chipboard album kit in an upcoming episode!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

I've been tagged!

Adriann tagged me and here are the rules: I must post the rules, then list 7 random things about me and then tag 7 others to do the same by leaving them a comment.

1. My middle name is Mercedes.
2. I am very audio sensitive, Can't stand crunching or scraping sounds.
3. I play the piano and the clarinet.
4. I've had blood transfusions and donor bone (on separate occasions).
5. I love preparing a party.( A little Martha in me!)
6. I wring my hands when I'm stressed.
7. I love to be on stage!
Now I tag:
1. Sandie
2. Mickee
3. Becca
4. Sierra
5. Wendy
6. Rhea
7. Jer

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Creative Art Journal Week #2



The prompt for this week is "what is powerful to you".
For me, the most powerful thing is witnessing the magical moment when a woman transforms into a mother just after giving birth.
It happens in a split second and I believe that the universe shifts just a little.That is one reason why I find it so rewarding to be a doula.
I used a magazine image of a pregnant woman. I stamped the image and flower with the word 'Life" and I inked the card in red to represent the "Red Tent" where women used to gather in ancient times to share their wisdom and knowledge.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Creative Journey Art Journal Challenge #1


Be sure you have prepared your cards and get ready for our 52 week journey! I was so inspired by this art journal by Emily Falconbridge and I cannot wait to begin. The first prompt to create on your card is: something you are proud of

I encourage you to post your creations in the comments section so that we can all be inspired by each others work. Have fun!!!!
Here is my take on ths week's challenge. It's called "yet still i rise" as I'm proud that I try to live a full life despite chronic pain. This was so-o-o much fun! I can't believe that I have to wait a whole week for the next one!

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