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Saturday, July 17, 2010
I just wanted to share some pictures of the zillions of cards that have been sent to me. Many are from fellow scrappers who follow my Caring Bridge site HERE, and then I've also gotten a ton from the friends of My Pink Stamper. So huge thanks to all of you for the support and encouragement. I've been loving getting the mail each day, and it's been so much fun to read all of your cards!

Thursday, July 15, 2010
I would like to introduce a brand new Guest Designer, Nana Susan, and a brand new kit! Ok, ok, many of you already know Susan, and yes, she just so happens to be my Mom!! She's been using her Cricut even longer than I have, and let's just say I get my artsy skill from her. She's very talented! I have started to train her on how to design kits, so you'll probably start to see about 1 per month from her. But you'll still order them from me at, and you can even combine shipping with my own kits, so it'll still be nice and convenient.

Here is the very first kit from the Nana Susan line - "Fabulous & Feisty". Designed entirely with the Paisley cartridge, it's perfect for any little girl in your life - from tiny through early teens.

This kit is VERY limited in numbers since it's the first in this line, and will include all of the patterned papers, cardstock, ribbon, buttons, brad, rhinestone, and as usual, the photo mats will all be pre-cut for you. You'll also get detailed, yet 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. And cuts are grouped by color so it's nice and efficient. There are also well-organized written instructions and plenty of color photographs.

To complete this layout as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Paisley cartridge, dark brown chalk ink, white gel pen, 3D pop-dots, punch for brad, standard stapler, Diamond Stickles, mini glue dots for buttons, plus adhesive and standard tools such as scissors and paper trimmer.

This kit is $25, and will be available around the first week of August, which is the same time that my "Splash" kit (see post below) will be ready to ship. If you order both, you can combine shipping. Shipping for 1 kit runs $5 in California, or $6-$9 in the rest of the US, depending on location. When we combine shipping, you'll generally only pay $1-$2 extra for that second kit. Or if you're in California, there's no extra charge to ship the second kit. Also, see the slideshow at the top of my blog for other available kits. You can also purchase directions only for this and all of my past 30+ projects for $10/project. Click HERE to see options for directions only.

To order this kit or any others, just email me at Be sure to let me know what kits you'd like to order, plus your state or zip so I can calculate shipping, and if you'd prefer to pay by PayPal or check. If you choose to pay by PayPal, I will send you a PayPal invoice. If you choose to pay by check, I'll send you my mailing address along with your total. Again, this is a VERY limited kit, so don't wait long to order. And don't forget that you can combine it with the new Splash kit as well. (ps. Please be a little patient for my email replies over this weekend as I'll be doing chemo on Friday. But I will have both Susan and Wendy to help, so we'll be sure to reply - it just may take a day or two.)

Thanks for stopping in, and I hope you all like the first design from the Nana Susan line!!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010
Hi everyone!! Yes, it's really me this time, and I'm back blogging with an actual layout! If you are stopping over from Everyday Cricut, welcome!! Or if you haven't checked out my post over there, today is my day as Guest Designer, so be sure to go to Everyday Cricut HERE for all the info on how to make this layout. OR you can read below for all the info on how to make it lots easier on yourself and just order the kit. If you have questions or would like to order, my email address is

If you have never ordered a kit from me before, here's what's included. You'll get all of the patterned papers (aren't they ADORABLE?), solid cardstock, ribbon, rhinestones and even the googly eyes you'll need to complete the layout. And all of your many layers of photo mats and journal box will be pre-cut for you. Plus you will receive my detailed yet easy to follow directions that include my Cricut Cut Chart, which shows you line by line exactly what you'll need to cut on your machine with all of the sizes and settings for each cut. And the cuts are grouped by color to make it more efficient for you. There are also well-organized written instructions and plenty of color photographs to go with the directions.

To complete this layout kit as shown, you'll need the following supplies: Cricut Expression and mat, Life's a Beach Cartridge, dark brown chalk ink, 3D pop-dots, white gel pen, brown pen, Gold and Diamond Stickles, and basic tools such as scissors, adhesive, etc.

Kits are going to be available around the end of July or the first week of August. The full kit is $25, and shipping is available as well. Shipping is $5 in California, and then ranges from $6 to $9 for the rest of the US depending on location. I ship by Priority Mail, so I can even combine several kits into one shipping box for $10. See the slide show at the top of my blog for other available kits. Directions for this and over 30 other projects are also available for $10/project. Click HERE to see what directions are available.

To order this kit or any others, just email me at and be sure to include your zip code so I can calculate shipping. Also let me know if you prefer to pay via PayPal or check, and then I can send you a PayPal invoice if that's your preference. It may take me a day or two to get back to you, but I will definitely stay on top of it, along with help from my best friend and assistant, Wendy.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am hoping to keep doing at least 1 kit/month. For those of you who are not aware, I am producing at a bit slower pace due to my recent diagnosis of Stage 3 Breast Cancer. I am currently in chemotherapy, and will be undergoing various treatments for the next several months. I write about my journey every day on my Caring Bridge site HERE and you're welcome to follow along if you'd like. It's been quite the adventure so far! And to the zillions of you who have been following me and supporting me with messages and cards, thank you from the bottom of my heart! You have NO idea how much it has meant to me to feel so loved and prayed for, and I honestly could not be more thankful for our incredible community of such loving friends!!

One final note. I am going to be walking in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in San Francisco on September 26th. My friend Stephanie set up "Team Monique" and we have almost 20 people walking with us on our team to raise money for breast cancer. People who walked in the past raised money to benefit ME directly, and as a result my treatments are so much more tolerable and effective than they were just a few years ago. I want to be able to pay it forward and help someone else now. Heaven forbid, but it could be any one of us, or our moms, sisters, friends that will need that extra research and support. So if you're able, I urge you to donate to our team HERE. You can click on my name on the team list, or my daughter Emily, or just donate to the overall team. We really want to make a difference!!

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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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