Friday, December 12, 2014

Some of my Christmas joys!

I'm so into my Big Shot and Framelits! Love them! Having fun putting these fun banners together!
I used the Trim the tree paper pack with the Starburst Framelits. The banner is the largest one from the Banner Framelites dies and paper is from the Under the Tree DSP (designer paper series)! I've used them for so many things this holiday! LOVE Them!!
Hope you get some time out to craft & create this Season! Merry Christmas and happy Stamping to all!!
The stamps sets are: 

Starburst Framelits Die

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Welcome to the December Card bomb!!

Christmas time is here!! Holiday cheer and lots of pretty Christmas cards!
The Jacksonville Stars Blog Hop is in full spirit! 
Enjoy the beautifully created cards! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

I loved doing this card because I was able to use my new Star thinlits!! To give it a little shine I added silver glitter paper!!! I'd use it on everything if I could! It's so sparkly!! The paper primarily used to make this card was the  designer series paper from the Christmas pack All is Calm, which is amazing!! The sentiment comes in the Project Life Holiday Cheer polymer stamp set! I have used this stamp set so much this season!! It has Halloween, fall, Christmas, winter & a few everyday occasions! Great deal!! I also used the scallop edge punch and real red ribbon! Had to add a little bling...with the frosted snowflake sequins! Enjoy!

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Friday, November 28, 2014

It's almost Christmas!!! Technically I can start decorating and crafting!! Shopping and baking!!
I have been working on new Christmas treasures! But I didn't want to freak anyone out before Thanksgiving was over! 
It's's TIME!!! Yay! 
Here is a little snap shot of one my my newbies! I am also working on Christmas cards for my Stampin' Up Christmas kit workshop! Exciting! 
My hubby & boys worked for 2 hrs putting up our lights on Wednesday so we are ahead of schedule. I know eventually we will end up behind or very close to the deadline! But I'm gonna enjoy being ahead for a little while! 
There will be a blog hop posted that will pop up here on Dec 6th so stay tuned! Many card ideas. I'm not sure if they will be Christmas or not. 
Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving...Christmas is coming soon!
Love to you all and Merry crafting!!!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Turkey Day...

There is so much to be thankful for! I am very excited that I get to spend the day with both my families! I'm extremely happy that my sister, her hubby and boys are here this year! It's been a long time!! I'm blessed to have family and friends that are amazing. I am so very thankful for a husband who loves God with all his heart and has grown to love me almost as much. I'm grateful for two crazy little boys who make my life an adventure! At times I want to strangle them...but I know one day I will miss them being my babies. They make me smile and laugh (and scream at times) and I'm glad I don't have to think of how dull life would be without them! 

I hope that everyone can take some time out tomorrow to think of  all the really big things and all the little things in life that bring you joy. With every thing going on in the world today...I am comforted that there are so many things in my life I can be thankful for. 

Give joyfully. Live happily. Love big. And be thankful in everything! 
Love to all and many blessings to you this holiday! Happy Turkey day! You are special, you are made perfectly and you are loved deeply! God Bless Always!

Love, Monique

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Spooky Fun!

I love the Clearance Rack! And the Witch's Brew Designer series paper is a great steal!!
I found this frame at the Dollar Tree! Removed the glass and cut a piece of paper to fit inside. 
I cut various 2x2 squares from the paper pack.  Each square was decorated differently using several Halloween stamp sets, punches & wash tape!! To give it that special touch I used the banner punch on different patterns of paper. I hot glued the banners to bakers twine to dangle the it from the side & top. I did use dementionals to give the squares more the glass from the frame is not replaced. Loving the orange and black motif!! So much fun!
Although it took some time and thought to plan out the designs..I had a lot of fun with this project! I made sure to cut extra squares! I do think now that I have the finished..this will be must faster the second or third time around! Can't wait to try one for Christmas!!!! Keep look out for it by December!!

Halloween is almost here! I will miss it so much when it's gone!
But I sure enjoy making all my spooky projects!! I'm going to try to create more before the 31st! Getting some ideas for next year as well!

Click on the Frightful Wreath to see it in the Holiday Catalog or order!

Need ideas for your Halloween party or want to decorate for Thanksgiving? Contact me and keep an eye out for my next post!!

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your Halloween!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Owl be Witched!

I love creating cute gifts for anyone! When my sweet mom-in-law wanted to do the cute lil owl witch on a broom (tootsie pop) that I made for everyone (total of 5) who came to my last workshop...I thought, "Sure I can help you!".
She ordered her supplies and came over today to create all the little goodies...20 of them!!
It was a long process! These adorable little gals will be gifted to her new friends the day before Halloween! Even though it was more work than I had planned, we had a great time talking and watching my little guy play, sing and run around the house.
The 31st will be here before I know it! I'm going to enjoy all the Halloween goodies before it's gone!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fall in love...
with Fall!!

Southern CA weather makes it hard to get into the fall spirit. I am hoping for more crisp, cool weather!! Until then...I am adding Halloween and fall decor to my house! It definitely helps! This is my newest creation! I used my circle nestabilities and starburst framelits! I went on My Digital Studio to print out the letters in Pumpkin Pie and added some glitter. The leaves are from the stamp set Project Life Holiday Cheer Photopolymer Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

On the list for this week...Pumpkin Pie creamer and Chai tea for my Keurig!
Enjoy Fall!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloweeny Boo banner making day!!

Thank you to my friends who joined me! We had a fun time making our banners!! Almost ready for Halloween!! Special thanks to Lisa Clark Swett who made a similar banner for our Card Swap in September (and let me borrow her idea for my workshop)!! It was so much fun creating this! I love Halloween time! I can't wait to make more!!

Fall banner is coming soon!

Here are some more cute little projects! The owl lollypop broom is an idea from Janet Yates at! 

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Washi candle jar
Candle with wash wrap
Owl punch witch on broom

Saturday, October 4, 2014

STARZ Halloween blog hop

This is Halloween.....
Great way to start blogging...a Halloween Blog Hop!!  Enjoy the great ideas and wonderful treats all those crafty Jacksonville STARZ have been creating!

I love giving treats for any I came up with this Boo Bag!

Use the Big Shot to cut out the Banners. Smallest size (white), 3rd size (tangerine), 4th size (Rich Razzleberry). Stamp BOO onto white banner with Razzleberry ink and sponge the same color around edges.  Adhere them together. Punch White & black paper using Owl punch. Cut the feet off the white owl shape, to make ghost. Use the medium circles and tiny circle from the black paper to make eyes and mouth. Punch a circle in tag and tie a simple bow using the chevron ribbon. I placed black licorice into a the cellophane bag and folded the remaining bag around the licorice. Using the Tangerine/white trim I tied the top of the bag. I trimmed the chevron craft bag about 2 1/2" from top. I then used the fringe scissors to fringe the top of the bag. I placed the cellophane bag into the craft bag and tied the tag around the middle of the bag! Happy Halloween treats!

Treat recipe:
Tangerine Tango 8 1/2 x 11 paper (111349)
Rich Razzleberry 8 1/2x11 paper (115316)
Basic Black 8 1/2x11 paper (121045)
Rich Razzleberry ink pad (126950)
White 8 1/2x11 paper (101650)
Project life Holiday cheer stamp set (135188)
Banners Framelits (132173)
Lucky Stars embossing folder (135817)
Cellophane bag 6x8 (102210)
Tangerine Tango/ white trim (135838)
Black chevron ribbon (130010)
Fringe scissors (133325)
Chevron craft bags (131370)
Owl Punch (118074) 
Sponge (101610)
1/4" circle punch (134364)

Here is the blog hop button! Hope y'all like it ;)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Monique Zimmer Creations

Halloween Treats

Keep your eye out on October 4th I will participate in a Blog Hop!! Lot's of Halloween ideas! Don't forget to come back and take a look!


Last years goodies!