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Friday, December 3, 2010
Happy Holidays and a Very Merry Christmas to all of my scrappy friends! Don't you just love this time of year? I hope you're all able to take some time out from the busyness of it all to really just stop and ENJOY the season, and to appreciate what it is that makes it so special. For me, that means my faith in God and my wonderful family and friends. And the hot cocoa, warm jammies, the cozy fireplace and Christmas lights don't hurt either!

Alrighty, here's a couple of brand spankin' new kits just perfect for this magical season. See below for details. To order, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com and include your state or zip code, and preferred payment method (PayPal or check).


This wintery whimsical "Snow Much Fun" kit was designed by Bling Queen Wendy Lawrence. And btw, she's a Guest Designer today (Saturday) for Everyday Cricut, so be sure to check it out! This bright and playful layout is perfect for any of your winter pictures. It's so cute, you might have to plan a snow trip just to take pictures for it! Included in this kit, you'll receive all of the patterned papers, cardstock, and ribbon that you need to make the layout. You'll also get detailed, yet easy to follow directions with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you need to cut on your Cricut. There's also well-organized written instructions and plenty of color photographs to help you out.


To complete this project as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Winter Frolic cart, Accent Essentials cart (or any cart with snowflakes), brown chalk ink, 3D pop dots, white gel pen, Diamond Stickles, plus basic tools and adhesive.


This complete kit is $25, or you can order just the directions for $10. Shipping is available, and is $5 in California or ranges from $6-$9 in the rest of the US depending on location. I'm happy to combine shipping, and you'll never pay more than $10 for shipping, even if ordering multiple kits. There are several other kits currently in stock - just see the slide show and list at the top of the blog. These new kits will be available for local pick-up on December 12th, and will ship out December 13th.


Below is the new "Happy Christmas" kit, which was designed by Nana Susan Rees. Believe me, this rich Victorian look is her specialty! There are so many details here, including textured velvet ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing, red rhinestones and gold ink accents. It's perfect for those Christmas morning pictures, or any Christmas family gathering.


Included with this kit, you'll receive all of the beautiful patterned papers and solid cardstock, plus the stunning ribbons, button and red rhinestones. You'll also get the full directions with Cricut Cut Chart, written instructions and color photos.


To complete this project as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Christmas/Noel solutions cartridge, Cuttlebug with various embossing folders of your choice (optional), brown chalk ink, tan chalk ink, white chalk ink, 3D pop dots, glue dots, white gel pen, gold gel pen, brown fine-tipped marker, Diamond Stickles, plus basic tools and adhesive.


As with the "Snow Much Fun" kit, this "Happy Christmas" kit is $25 for the complete kit or $10 for the directions. The kit is available December 12th, and will ship on December 13th. If you previously ordered the "I Believe" kit or the "Live Simply" kit, these will all be ready at the same time, so it's easy to combine shipping and save some money.


To order either of these new kits, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com. Be sure to include your state or zip code so I can calculate postage. Also let me know if you prefer that I send you a PayPal invoice, or if you'd rather mail a check.

Btw, just a little note about the future of this blog, classes, etc. My design team and I are planning on ramping up the blog very soon with more consistent posts. We'll show new projects, new tools and techniques, a video here and there and even regular give aways. So stay tuned for more info. Plus for you locals, we are planning on starting up classes again in February when we return from CHA. There's even talk of more consistent crop nights and retreats. It should be a fun and busy year!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and I wish you a warm and magical Christmas!
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful fall weather. It's my favorite time of year as we transition from the crisp autumn air to the chilly winter nights. Time to turn on the fireplace and cozy up with some hot cocoa! And in the spirit of the changing seasons, I'd like to introduce 2 new kits to you - one for fall, and one for Christmas! See details below. To order, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com.


This beautiful fall layout was designed by the Bling Queen herself - Wendy Lawrence. It uses Bo Bunny papers, and it's perfect for a wide range of family pictures. Included in the kit, you'll receive all of the papers and ribbon, plus brad, button and itop brad needed to complete the layout. You'll also get detailed directions with Cricut Cut Chart and color photographs.


To complete this project as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Accent Essentials cartridge, Graphically Speaking cartridge, Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots embossing folder, brown chalk ink, dark green chalk ink, 3D pop dots, mini glue dots, white gel pen, brown marker, plus basic tools and adhesive.


The Live Simply kit above and the I Believe kit below are $25 each for the complete kit, or you can order just the detailed directions for $10 each. Shipping is available, and is $5 in California, or it ranges from $6-$9 in the rest of the US, depending on location. I'm happy to combine shipping, and you'll never pay more than $10 shipping, even if ordering multiple kits. There are several other kits in stock - just see the slide show at the top of this blog for a list and pictures of current inventory. These new kits will be available for local pick up on December 12th, and will start shipping to other locations on December 13th.


This dreamy layout was designed by Nana Susan Rees, and isn't it reminiscent of a snowy Christmas Eve night? Yes, Santa Claus is coming to town! It uses whimsical yet rich papers from My Mind's Eye, and features many delicious details, including plenty of texture and dual pull-out journal tags.


Included with this kit, you'll receive all of the patterned papers, cardstock, coordinating brads and ribbon, and rhinestones that you'll need to complete the layout. You'll also get detailed directions with Cricut Cut Chart and color photographs.


To complete this project as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Christmas Cheer cartridge, Ashlynn's Alphabet cartridge, Cuttlebug with Swiss Dots and Snowflakes folders, brown chalk ink, 3D pop dots, white gel pen, hole punch for brads, Diamond Stickles, plus basic tools and adhesive.


To order either of these new kits, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com. Be sure to include your state or zip code so I can calculate postage. Also let me know if you'd prefer that I send you a PayPal invoice, or if you'd rather mail a check. Kits will ship by December 13th.


Thanks for stopping by today. And keep your eyes peeled because I'm going to be releasing 2 more Winter/Christmas kits soon!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Hi Everyone! Well, it's been a couple of months, but I'm back at it, and today is my Saturday as Guest Designer for Everyday Cricut. Since I haven't scrapped in a while, I decided to go for pure fun on this layout, so it's got lots of little details - and lots of work into it. And sorry to say, but I am not turning this into a kit. And you can't talk me into it - the paper is retired! So y'all are on your own for scraplifting. I used the Thanksgiving seasonal cartridge, and you can see below for into on sizes.



Alrighty, so the paper is from last year's Stampin' Up catalog, so I'm pretty sure it's retired, and I have no idea what the name of it is. How's that for being helpful? The solid cardstock is also Stampin' Up, the twine is basic stuff that you can buy pretty much anywhere, and the little cirle hardware is from Tim Holtz.



Here are the sizes I cut on my Cricut...
Pilgrim Man - 5"
Pilgrim Lady - 5"
Turkey - 3 1/2"
Pumpkin Pie - 2 1/2"
Roasted Turkey - 2 1/2"
Corn - 2 1/2"
Pumpkin - 1 3/4"
Journal box - 3"
Happy Thanksgiving title - 3"
Maple Leaves (use Real Dial Size) - 1 1/4" and 1 1/2"



I did use my Cuttlebug to emboss a few little things - the Pilgrim Lady's apron and collar, the Corn, Pumpkin and Roasted Turkey. I also used dark brown chalk ink to pretty much all of my Cricut cuts and the photo mats.



I'm even going to give you the photo mat sizes for those in scraplift mode...
Dark Yellow: 1 - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, and 1 - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Dark Orange: 1 - 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, and 1 - 4 1/2 x 4 1/2
Chocolate Chip: 2 - 4 1/4 x 6 1/4, and 2 - 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Leaf pattern: 2 - 3 7/8 x 5 7/8, and 2 - 3 7/8 x 3 7/8
I also added torn corner accents of the stripe pattern.

The journal box sizes are...
Chocolate Chip: 4 3/4 x 2 1/2
Ivory/brown patterned paper: 4 3/8 x 2 1/4



You probably also noticed that there are larger mats that help make up the background. Those sizes are...

Left Page
Woodgrain pattern: 1- 10 3/4 x 3 1/2, and 1 - 10 3/4 x 6 1/2
Chocolate Chip: 1 - 11 x 3 3/4, and 1 - 11 x 6 3/4

Right Page
Woodgrain pattern: 10 3/4 x 10 3/4
Chocolate Chip: 11 x 11



Finally, I added the twine to a few photo mats, and tied on the cute Tim Holtz hardware. I also punched tiny holes and added some antique copper brads to the photo mats. To add the faux stitching, I used a Gold Signo Uniball gel pen. I also used 3D pop dots to attach many of the cuts to the pages.



Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to visit Everyday Cricut too as they have some incredible ideas, and are constantly giving away some awesome goodies. On a more personal note, I want to thank you all for the support and prayers as I have been working through my recent pink journey. I had surgery 2 weeks ago, and will have radiation starting in a couple of weeks. If you'd like to follow my journey, you can read my almost daily ramblings HERE. I have much to be thankful for!

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Hi Peeps!! It's been a little while since I've updated my blog, but I'm back and doing really well. If you don't already know, I've been battling Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer since June. I have surgery coming up this Thursday, and if you want to follow my journey, you can do so HERE. Thanks so much to all of you for your love and support!! Now for the fun stuff - new kits!!!! See below for pics and details. To order, email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com.


First up is this whimsical "Once Upon a Time" layout by Nana Susan. Colorful and versatile, this project uses the fabulous Storybook cartridge, patterned papers from Sassafras, and a variety of bright and shimmery cardstock colors. This kit is very limited in numbers and a bunch of them already sold at our crop last night, so there are only about 20 left.


Included with this kit is all of the patterned papers, cardstock and ribbon that you'll need to complete the project. The basic photo mats are pre-cut for you as well as some of the border strips. You'll also receive detailed, yet easy to follow directions with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine. There are also well-organized written instructions and plenty of color photographs.


To complete this project as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Storybook cartridge, black or charcoal chalk ink, 3D pop dots, white or silver gel pen, Diamond Stickles, plus basic tools and adhesive.

The complete kit is $25, or you can purchase just the directions for $10. Shipping is available, and is $5 in California or $6-$9 in the rest of the US, depending on location. You'll never pay more then $10 shipping, even if you order multiple kits. To view my other available kits, see the slide show at the top of my blog.


To order either of these new kits, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com and be sure to include your state or zip code so I can calculate postage. Also let me know if you'd like me to send you a PayPal invoice or if you prefer to pay by check. Both kits are currently ready to ship.


You may have seen this masterpiece recently on Everyday Cricut or if you attended our giant Swarm a few weeks ago. This spooky creation was designed by Bling Queen Wendy and uses Bo Bunny papers and the Mini Monsters cartridge. There's also a bonus project included - a monster treat bag!! What could be more fun??? This kit is also limited in numbers, and I believe there are about 24 kits available.


Included with this kit are all of the Bo Bunny patterned papers, cardstock, ribbon and delicious brads that you'll need to complete the project. The photo mats and spider web border strips are pre-cut for you. And of course, you'll get the directions with Cricut Cut Chart, written instructions and pictures.


To complete the layout and monster treat bag as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Mini Monsters cartridge, black chalk ink, 3D pop dots, white gel pen, black pen, Stickles, ruler and scoring tool, plus basic tools and adhesive.


This complete kit is $25, or you can get the directions for $10. Shipping is available and is $5 in California or $6-$9 in the rest of the US, depending on location.

To order - or if you have questions - just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com. I'll be shipping kits out by Wednesday and will then be taking some time off for my surgery starting on Thursday, October 28th. I'll try to have Wendy check my emails for a little while, but please be patient if you're emailing during that time. Thanks, and I hope you all have a spooky Halloween!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Autumn Greetings to you! Ok, well, it's almost Autumn, but it's not too early for some gorgeous fall foliage for inspiration. I'm releasing TWO brand new kits today, so check out the pics and info below. There's the beautiful yet whimsical "Autumn" layout by the fabulous Bling Queen herself - Wendy Lawrence. But wait - there's more! There's also the fun-filled Robotz layout "Built to Play" by the brilliantly talented Susan Rees - aka Nana Susan. For more info, see below. To order, email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com.


This stunning Autumn layout by Wendy Lawrence is incredibly rich and versatile. It uses brand new Imaginisce papers and ribbon, and would be useful for any fall outing for children or adults. This kit uses Stretch Your Imagination and Give a Hoot cartridges, and is limited to only 24 kits, so it's likely to sell out very quickly.


Included with this kit, you will receive all of the Imaginisce patterned papers and ribbon card, and solid cardstock that you'll need to complete the layout. You'll also get detailed, yet easy to follow directions with Cricut Cut Chart, well-organized written instructions and plenty of color photographs.


To complete this layout as shown, you will need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, Give a Hoot cartridge, Cuttlebug with embossing folders (optional), dark brown chalk ink, 3D pop dots, white gel pen, standard tools and adhesive.


This complete kit is $25, or you can purchase just the directions for $10. Shipping is available, and is $5 in California, or $6 to $9 in the rest of the US, depending on location. Shipping can also be combined, and you'll never pay more then $10 even if ordering several kits. See the updated slide show at the top of my blog for other available kits.

To order, email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com. Be sure to include your state or zip so I can calculate postage, and let me know if you'd like me to send you a PayPal invoice, or if you'd rather pay by check.



And below, we have a brand new layout kit by Susan Rees, designer extraordinaire. Let's face it, there aren't too many kits for boys, so this one fits the bill and then some. But I must say that I have a daughter, and I'd even use this for pictures of her playing with her daddy or her doggies. Check out the pics below - isn't it CRAZY cute????


This kit will be limited to 24, so again - you've been warned! It uses scrumptious papers and brads from My Mind's Eye, rich cardstock - including some copper metallic cardstock, and real metal wire to finish off the industrial look.


The kit will include all of the patterned papers, cardstock, brad and wire. Plus you'll get the usual easy to follow directions with Cricut Cut Chart and plenty of color photographs.


To complete the layout as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Robotz cartridge, dark blue chalk ink, 3D pop-dots, white gel pen, hole punch for brads, mini glue dots, wire cutters, and standard tools and adhesive.


The complete kit is $25, or you can purchase just the directions for $10. Shipping is available, and is $5 in California, or $6 to $9 in the rest of the US, depending on location. Shipping can also be combined, and you'll never pay more then $10 even if ordering several kits. See the updated slide show at the top of my blog for other available kits.


To order this kit or any other kit, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com with your state or zip so I can calculate postage. And let me know if you prefer to pay with PayPal or mail a check.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I appreciate all of your love and support!!
Friday, August 13, 2010
Guess what! It's the second Saturday of the month again, and that means it's my turn to design for Everyday Cricut. Be sure to stop over there if you haven't already. They've always got incredible ideas and amazing giveaways! And if you're visiting from Everyday Cricut, welcome to my blog, and thanks for stopping by!


I didn't have much time to create this layout. It took me 4 hours, which is super fast for me. I used the most gorgeous papers I've ever seen, and it allowed me to make the rest of it pretty simple. The papers were actually given to me by the designer, Sally Griswold, who is a friend of mine and is from Iron Orchid Designs, which is designing for Creative Imaginations. Thanks, Sally!! The background papers are die-cut and have actual red stitching all over them, and they're just mind-blowing. You should really see this whole line. It's some of my favorite paper and embellishments ever!!! And btw, this will NOT be a kit, so you're on your own. You may be able to purchase some of the papers and embellishments from Scrapbook.com HERE. Just plug in a search for "Creative Imaginations Loolah". Or you can always use google and shop around.


All of the cuts for this layout are from the Cricut Lite "Live Simply" cartridge. What a cute cartridge this is, and very easy to use! All cuts were inked with black chalk ink. Cricut cut sizes are as follows...
Skunk is 3 1/2"
Live Simply title is 3 1/4"
Lady Bug on left page is 3"
Lady Bug on right page is 2 1/2"
Journal box is 3 1/4"


Mat sizes are as follows...
Square mats: Red is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4, Black is 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, Flowered is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.
Rectangular mats: Red is 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 including scalloped punch bottom, Black is 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, Flowered is 4 1/4 x 6 1/4.


The fabric flowers, pearls, red rhinestones and fabulous square brads are all from the same "Loolah" line from Creative Imaginations. Gingham ribbon was from JoAnn's I believe. And the cardstock is from Couture Cardstock and Stampin' Up.


Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and don't forget to pop over to Everyday Cricut!

I wanted to show you this t-shirt I decorated with my Cricut. I started it last night at our Crop for the Cure, and finished it up tonight. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I can't wait to wear it!



If you'd like to see my tutorial on how to decorate t-shirts with your Cricut, vinyl, and fabric paint, check it out on my blog HERE. It's super addictive.

For this shirt, the word "Fight" came from the Pink Journey cart, and was cut at 3 1/4". The ribbon was also from Pink Journey and is 2". The "like a" font is from Hannah Montana and is cut at 1 1/2", and the "GIRL" font is also Hannah Montana, cut at 2 1/2".

Thanks for stopping by, and save the ta-tas!!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Just in case you didn't see this on Everyday Cricut on Saturday, I wanted to show off this gorgeous new layout. My best friend, Wendy Lawrence aka Bling Queen, is helping me out with my business by designing some new kits for you all. Yay, Wendy!! She is an amazing designer, and it's no surprise to me that her first kit is this awesome. To order this kit, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com. Read below for more details...


What's great about this layout is that it's 100% versatile. It'll work for pictures of anybody - kids, adults, boys, girls, you name it. What's so scary about this kit is that it's VERY limited in numbers. She's only making 24 kits. Last time I made that few, you all wiped me out in a matter of a couple of days. So consider yourself warned - I'm sure it'll be sold out before the weekend.


Here's what's included in the kit. You'll get all of the Imaginisce patterned papers, solid cardstock, ribbon and those insanely cute candles that you need to complete the project. Plus you'll get easy to follow directions with the Cricut Cut Chart, which shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and plenty of color photographs.


To complete this layout as shown, you will need the following supplies: Cricut Expression, Sweet Treats cartridge, dark brown chalk ink, white gel pen, Diamond Stickles, mini glue dots, 3D pop dots, stapler, plus basic tools and adhesive.


This complete kit is $25, or you can order just the directions for $10. Shipping is available, and is $5 in California or ranges from $6 to $9 in the rest of the US. I also have several other kits available (see slide show at the top of my blog), and am happy to combine shipping. You'll never pay over $10 shipping, even if you order several kits. These kits should be ready to ship out next week.

To order, just email me at moniquegriffith@yahoo.com and let me know your state or zip code so I can calculate postage. Also, please let me know if you'd like me to send you a PayPal invoice, or if you'd prefer to mail a check.



Thanks for stopping by. And huge thanks to Wendy for designing such a beautiful kit!!

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Monique Griffith
Rocklin, CA, United States
The Monique Griffith Design Team consists of 4 Cricut Designers: Monique, Wendy Lawrence, Susan Rees and Becca Rees. We specialize in making Cricut Project Kits that you can make on your own with your Cricut, learning more about your bug in the process. You just need your Cricut Expression, the required cartridge(s), and a few basic tools. The directions come with a Cricut Cut Chart that shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine, with all of the settings for each cut. There are also well-organized written instructions and color photographs. We pride ourselves on our detailed designs, and on teaching others how to most effectively design with the Cricut. Currently, we have have downloadable directions on sale for only $5, and there are over 50 projects to choose from.

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