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Friday, January 21, 2011


Happy Friday, peeps! As promised, here's an interview with yours truly. Even if you caught the UStream, this is a different line of interrogation... uh, I mean questioning. It's more about designing, teaching, etc. Hope you enjoy. And don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment on this post for another chance to win this week's blog candy (8 Signo pens and 3 VersaMagic chalk inks). We'll be posting the winner by Sunday.



Here are a few of my favorite Cricut projects that I've designed over the last couple of years...

Down by the Sea Layout. Made with A Child's Year. I made this when Provo Craft asked me to preview this cartridge before it came out, and it's still one of my favorite carts!

Wild About You Book. Uses Animal Kingdom & Mickey Font. This was made for a class, and was my top-selling kit of all time. They're sold out, but directions are available.

Home for the Holidays Layout. Uses Everyday Paper Dolls and Winter Woodland. I made this during my week as Guest Designer for Everyday Cricut a little over a year ago. It was never a kit, so I don't have full directions for it, but you can get basic directions HERE.

Girly Gift. Tags, Bags, Boxes & More plus the Mother's Day cart. Was made for a class and sold out twice, but directions are still available. Paper is from Websters Pages.

Dream Book. Made with the Storybook cartridge. (No Design Studio involved.) Taught this as a class. Directions are still available.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed getting to know our designers a little better this week.  We might just have to do a video interview of Wendy, though, since she missed out on being tortured that way.  Be sure to keep coming back as we'll have more blog candy each week, and more videos, projects and tips & tricks coming up.

79 comments:

Shawnee said...

Such a wonderful interview. We'd love to have you come to Idaho. My husband manages a hotel with great scrapping space.

Shawnee
http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Peggy said...

You work is out of this world!! thanks for sharing
Peggy
createwithbubbe.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Alabama is always a welcoming area..you can come anytime and teach here..Love your video BARBARA

sleeplesswonder said...

I love your work. I loved your interview. Really great tips.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com

Lucy said...

Thanks for sharing! Love your projects :) Lucy iluvlu2003@yahoo.com

Tammy E. said...

These are some of my favorite Cricut layouts and projects. You did an awesome job on each of them! Praying you are doing better day after day!

Country Twinkle said...

Nice interview. I love the tip on seperating the patterns. I will have to try that.

acountrytwinkle at verizon dot net

penny said...

Such a fun interview, you're so sweet. I love all your layouts, I'd like to try to design one like your home for the holidays, it's amazing!!

Penny G

moosecollector17@yahoo.com

My Serendipity said...

What a fun interview with you and Paul..very nice :)
I love everything you have made..you are a very talented lady.
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Teresa said...

Thanks for the video. I so enjoyed it and am glad you posted the Dream Book. This is what started me on Word Books!

Lori Apgar said...

Awesome interview Monique!!! I seriously would love it if you would travel to Nebraska ~ I have about 30 ladies in my Gypsy email addy book who would love to see you in action!!!!!

Crafting Katie said...

Thanks for the fun interview, Monique! You have the most wonderful family! I love all of your work, and the seashore layout is definitely my favorite too. I remember that seeing that was what prompted me to get A Child's Year!

kristyscraps said...

Great getting to know you more in this interview.

Kim M said...

I really enjoyed your interview Monique! Your love and passion for scrapbooking shows through in all of your work. It has really been great getting to know you and I look forward to your new ideas and creations.

shari said...

Great interview Monique! Your brother sounds like a sweetie. My favorite is the down by the sea layout, I love it! Shari (cricutrookie)

JennyKozar said...

I just love you and have never met you. You seem like such a nice person and genuine. Thanks!

Mary said...

Great interview. I love all your work!!

Teresa said...

Monique, I have once again loved this video too, and look forward too all the rest. I have bookmarked on my iPad. As you already know I think you are great.
Teresa

MotherMonkee said...

I just like you more and more. -And that makes me feel like a crazy stalker, because we've never met! I love your LO and projects. Thanks so much for all the time you (and your DT) take to share it with us! -Roxann

AShu93 said...

Those are beautiful projects! I haven't seen some of them before. I think the animal book is still my fav.

Domicidal Tendencies said...

Love the dream book.

Ticketgoddess said...

Such a great interview...thanks to you and Paul for taking the time and letting us get to know you a little better. I am so excited to see where you're going in 2011...the skies the limit. Take care...Bev B

My Inspiration said...

My favorite design would have to be... well a tie between all of them:) My daughter tells me if I keep watching your videos I might turn into you (fingers crossed). LOL Yes this was lifted from the Kevin Bacon commercial but it totally applies here!!! Thanks Monique

Barb said...

Great tips on designing. Your kits are the BEST!!!!! It's so nice getting to know through video and not just through e-mails. Looking forward to all your kits for 2011. Would love to see you come to the Indianapolis area. Thanks, Monique

joy said...

Thank you for the great tips and awesome projects.
admin@mommyscraftingworld.com

Susan from SC said...

Your work is so amazing, Monique! I'd love to come to one of your classes... let me know when you are in SC or the Atlanta area!
--suebella4u@hotmail.com

halograham said...

Now I know that I have to meet you some day. I know you said you would like to teach in Hawaii, but how about Michigan! ha Little different weather here. Thanks again for all you do.
Angel

Jen said...

Great interview Mo.
You're looking tres chic with your short spikey do. :)
Hugs!

Dee said...

Have really enjoyed the interviews this week. It was great to get to know you guys a little better.

Dawnmarie said...

Great interview. Thanks for sharing yourself with us. Your designs are amazing!

Carrie K said...

Great interview! I love your work. That DREAM book looks beautiful!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Meshell said...

It has been so much fun this week learning about your "design team" family. I love your designs but I don't think you give yourself enough credit for creativity/imagination. It takes so much more than mere mortals like myself have. Thank you for being so patient with us! lol

pcrusberg said...

Hey Monique, I missed the Ustream and tried to watch it the other day, but couldn't get it to work. Anyway, you look great and I'm so happy that you're feeling good too. Get your rest!

quirky.girl@hotmail.com said...

What incredible talent - I'm awestruck. Your pages and designs are gorgeous. The tip on separation of patterns - I'll have to give that one a try. I love how you mix and match patterns and make it all work. Thanks so much for the interviews - it's nice getting to know you. And keep smiling - it's beautiful!

jcamp2020 said...

That Wild About YOu...submit that to that MS contest!

or the purse with cards..no the Zoo Book.

JenJackScrap said...

You always brighten my day. What a darling interview, today. Your talent and knowledge is such an exciting inspiration. Always making me want to scurry in a rev up the Cricut! lol
Oh, and Have I told you (lately) how beautiful you are, sister? You're just glowing (and it is NOT a radiation glow, either!!!) And those new pearly-white-chompers are exquisite! You look SO amazing, girlfriend!
I'm so bummed I can't make it tonight. But I look forward to seeing you TONS over the next 6 months, at least!!! Hugs to you! (Ok, was this too personal of message to post on your blog? :-] )

moknowsall said...

just finished all the 3 interviews. so nice to meet the other members of your team..... you are off to a great start with your new adventure.

maureen

Travel Bug said...

Great interview!! Can't believe how blessed I am to be local and get to see you all the time.

Kathleen said...

Hey Monique - great interview. I still love the Down By the Sea layout too. Reason I purchased A Child's Year cartridge. Thanks for inviting us into your world with your newly designed blog and Caring Bridge. A pleasure to know such a warm human being who's got creativity busting out of them.

Kathleen in NJ
kmurphy614@gmail.com

Dawn said...

Thanks for the video. I love it. You are such an inspiration. I wish you lived closer to me so i can join you. Keep up the great work. your the best.

hugs
dawn

craftycraftymom.blogspot.com

Jen Muller said...

I really enjoyed this interview,thanks for sharing with us :) I also love all your favorite layouts, I want to be just like you when I grow up (JK thats a term of endearment I use with my scrapping sissy in law) :)
Jen Muller

Emily said...

Thank you so much!! Great Interview! I am new to your blog, and I am SOOOO glad I found you. This past week of following your blog has been great!! Can't wait to see what you post next!!!

Dawnica said...

Your videos are so cute! I love all of them. Thanks for sharing.
www.dawnicakorner.blogspot.com

jcinokc said...

Enjoyed your video. Glad to see you are doing great. Always love your projects. Keep up the awesome work!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Christine said...

Nice interview. THanks for sharing.

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
http://pickulblog.blogspot.com

Marlene said...

Beautiful projects. Your "Down By The Sea" lo makes me wish I had the Child's Year cart. Great interview, your design team rocks.

sleigh said...

Wonderful interview Monique! When I saw your down by the sea LO I went out and bought the ACNY cart and my SU gal had the paper too. I can see your passion for scrapbooking through in all of your work. It been great getting to know you online and wouldn't it be nice to cross paths one day Vancouver (Canada), we'd luv to have you come here :))

beanie said...

please stop by my blog and get your Stylish blogger award
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Vickie said...

Loved all the videos this week. Would love to see you travel to Idaho Falls for a class. It's only a few hours from Yellowstone National Park just saying:o) Can't wait to see what you all come up with next. Take care and God Bless.

silly_girl_823 said...

Wonderful interview!! Just like you said, I absolutely love your layouts because of all the detail you add and the way you can make patterened paper work!! I love patterened paper but at the same time it scares me to find stuff that goes well together!!

Amy V

silly_girl_823 at hotmail dot com

Connie said...

That was so cute and thank you for sharing with us! I'd love to meet you someday, my style is like yours, I LOVE mixing patterns and you inspire me!

Mary Jean said...

great interview! Would love to have you come to Kansas!!

Dhilly said...

All of your projects are my favorite. You are so talented and I'm so glad to have you back. Looking forward to all of your creations.

thedhillonz@hotmail.com

gr8mom52 said...

Hi Monique! I love your interview with Paul.I love your great big smile! Love all that hair that is comming out, it seems to me with each interview I see more hair comming out.

I love your designs and thatanimal book is darling!
God Bless,
Maritza
gr8 mom52 @ aol.com

SrapaholicRN said...

Monique, this was a great idea to have you all interviewed so we could all get to know you all better.

Spud

cjtatman said...

Very fun interview! Love everything you do.
Candice J

Annettewith6 said...

These are just so pretty, best part is I have most of the cartridges, just need to find the time and motivation to use them.
Heading off on that 700km plane ride on Monday to farewell my young crafting friend at to be there to support her friends and especially her family...'twill be a hard haul I think. Prayers for Mike, Sammi(13), Emilia(6), Owen(4) and Madison(1)will be needed and appreciated.
Annette

chercicidesigns said...

I fell in LOVE with the Wild about you album and had to make one for my neighbor's new little boy (even though I don't know them very well!) I didn't have directions but I "winged it" and it came out awesome!
Cheryl

Anonymous said...

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Jessica said...

Hey monique, I love that Dream mini. How much do you charge for the pattern? Thanks for sharing your dreams and talents with us! Great interview with Paul. Let me guess, he's your ONLY little brother!lol

Angela said...

Another great interview. I'm glad you don't feel the need to open a store in the long run. I love how you keep it personal and fun even if we are so demanding of you. But if you end up doing traveling classes, will you take your fans like Oprah does? I like Hawaii!

Scrappy Chic said...

Love the work. Question...how does one go about becoming a previewer for provo craft. That would be awesome.

scrappingjoy said...

Great interview. I love your favorite projects too. They are all great. Love that Wild About You! book.

Teri said...

What a great interview!! I'm new to your blog, but love it!!!! Have become a follower, too. I have to say, that seashore spread is just beautiful, I can see why it would be a favorite!!!!
Teri

Maryellen said...

Just found your blog and web site and sure am glad I did. I'm a new Create owner and will need the help of your kits.

Kristina said...

How great to get to know you better :) Thank you for sharing your talents.

Hugs,
Kristina

ajandfour said...

I just found your site. I love all the things you create. Wish I could attend one of your workshops!Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristina said...

I love the LO's you shared. I just got A Child's Year. I can't wait to use it!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great interview! You and Paul remind me of me with my brother Kevin. He has always told me that I am his very favorite sister.....yep, I'm his only sister! I love the projects you showed us. They are all wonderful, but that Wild About You one is just extraordinary!
Thanks for inviting us into your life!

Wende said...

You are quite the talent. So glad to see you doing so well and smiling and laughing. Thanks for the chance to win. Keep it up!!!

Lezlye said...

Great interview Monique!

Lisa said...

I just wanted to let you know that I think your really pretty.

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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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