Generally I feel as if I am 35 years old, but I am nowhere near that age.
My favorite types of movies are chick flicks and action movies...polar opposites.
My favorite song is Check Yes or No by George Strait. I often think about how fun it would have been to meet my husband back in those carefree days of the third grade.
During my life, I have lived in two countries, four states, and fifteen cities and have called twenty different houses and apartments home. Because of this life I've lived, and I loved it all while living it, I am comforted by the fact that I've been in the same home for twelve years. That's my longest streak in one place. And more than likely, it will be the last place on Earth that I'll ever call home.
One of the most defining moments of my life came fourteen years ago when I married the man who turned me into the best version of me and became a loving and guiding force in the life of my then six-year-old son. We’ve been lucky enough to have been blessed with two daughters together to make us a big, happy family of five.
My camera is a Canon 40D and I haven't found a favorite lens yet. I use a 50mm 1.8 and a 28-135mm kit lens, but I wouldn't call it love...but my Canon does make me appear to be a better photographer than I really am.
When I scrapbook, I really appreciate silence.
Though I began scrapbooking in 2007, I don't think I found my groove until 2009.
My favorite scrapbooking colors do not include purple, violet or lilac, even though I have done layouts in those colors. I see infinite goodness in all other color combinations, though.
My favorite scrapbooking colors do not include purple, violet or lilac, even though I have done layouts in those colors. I see infinite goodness in all other color combinations, though, and am now crushing on aqua, yellow and turquoise.
You probably wouldn't notice that I sometimes create three similar versions of the same page for each of my kids' three albums. The stories will have a different perspective, perhaps there will be different photos and the embellishments may vary, but the vibe is the same, just a different flavor. What you would notice is that I make A LOT of mini albums!
Even though she's always loved crafting handmade cards and gifts, it wasn't until a dear friend of 35 years gave her some scrapbooking supplies for a birthday gift that Monika began documenting and recording all the stories and memories that she had been holding close to her heart. Soon after, her husband surprised her with a Canon 40D and that's when things started getting serious! Now that she's seen the light, you will find Monika creating in what used to be her grown son’s bedroom now turned craft room | Etsy shop central office. Her work has been seen on the magazine pages of Somerset Memories and SHOP4Kids, several Ella Publishing eBooks, featured on the blogs of Ali Edwards, Big Picture Classes, CK Magazine, The Crafting Chicks as well as Echo Park, Making Memories and SEI. She is proud to currently design for The Twinery, PSA Essentials and Paper Issues.