Friday, January 9, 2015

Kit Club Member Feature!

Good morning, it's Friday!  After enjoying a couple holiday weekends, this week seemed to take forever, but the weekend is finally upon us!

Today we are featuring a wonderful lady.  She is one of our kit club members, is active in our Facebook Group, and is just an all around great person!

Monica Longard

I have been scrapbooking since March of 2012. I got started when I went to my first crop – all I had with me was two small envelopes of pictures and clippings about my store that I wanted to do something fun with. The group that organizes the crop had so many great draws and prizes that I went home literally with BAGS of products – I even won a Vagabond!
I have since become an organizer for The Big One – the large crop held in my home town where I began my scrapbooking journey. I have taught classes at subsequent crops and have been asked to teach at another scrapbook store in my community in the fall.  My husband also built me a large scrapbooking space in our basement (22 feet by 20 feet) – it is large enough for me to host mini-crops with my friends which we do on a fairly regular basis.
Since starting in 2012, I have gotten totally into my art. I do traditional scrapbooking – layouts and albums – but what I do more than anything and enjoy the most is Altered Art.  My first major project – a mini chest of drawers that I made for a friend when she had her first child – was published in Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine (the Spring 2013 issue).  I enjoy making mini albums for friends, and I have recently started doing swaps, which has been so much fun.  I display many of my projects in my home as well as the store I own. And I have been contacted by Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine saying they want to share my space in their “Where I Create” section.
I just started a blog – MonDo Creations – as another avenue to promote my creativity and to help me in the future when applying for design teams. I really want to share what I create with all the new crafty friends I am making through this journey.
I absolutely love everything about crafting and look forward to continuing it for many years to come.

You can find Monica's blog here:

And, of course, we want to share some of the beautiful things Monica has made!  She was working with our November Serenade kit for these:

"The first is a layout I did with a picture of my niece Madison.  I used
paper from the kit, along with flowers, ribbon and embellishments from
the creativity add-on and flower add-on."

 Aren't Monica's stars just beautiful?!  I bet they shimmer and shine in real life!  And look at the gorgeous heart ornament she made - the first photo is the bakc of the heart, and the second photo is the front:


"Next, I used the alterable heart and stars from the creativity add-on to
create the stars and heart hanging ornaments.  For the stars I used the
paint from the creativity and colour add ons, along with the pens and
sequins from those as well. Then I added flowers and embellishments and

I hope everyone likes them. These kits are just so great it is really
easy to create beautiful projects."

I know we like them, Monica, they are all fabulous, and I look forward to seeing your projects in the group whenever you post them!



  1. Wow amazing story and amazing creations! Going to be following Monica's blog too!

  2. Hi Monica, Beautiful projects with the kit...I love how the heart and stars came out!! So glad to have you in our scrappin family!! xo

  3. Gorgeous use of the kits, full of creativity Monica!!

  4. Congrats Monica!! I always enjoy your creativity and originality!!

  5. Wonderful creations Monica!
    It was nice reading about how you started out to where you are now. Isn't it amazing how we get hooked?
    Congrat's on being SOD Featured Member. :D

  6. Amazeballs! Oh how I wish I lived near you and could go see like minded people that love to craft-the flood gate would open in my mind. You are awesome!!


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