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:  http://buffylongard.blogspot.com/

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:


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"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
ribbons.

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!

~Melinda

7 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

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  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
    Deborah

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  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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