Shabby tests

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas craft--Make a Pajama Bag Warner

I started with store bought heating pads
Made a case around the bag and inserted in another case-Closed with velcro
Wrapped in brown paper and made a Sock Monkey Label

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Boho Mama

Merry Christmas
                                 from Boho Monica

Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday coffee season

Be sure to try the new seasonal coffee mate  flavors--I like the peppermint mocha and the warm vanilla sugar
I love coffemate
Monica AKA Stampinmama
@Coffeemate brew crew member

Sunday, October 30, 2011



Halloween Tea Party

Halloween Cup cakes and cake pops for the tea party--About a month ago I got a cake pop maker and I love it--just need a lot more practice!!!!--THe actual pops on a stick I took to church today for the fall festival-the kids loved them!!!

Happy Halloween- Frosted Petunia Peeps

Hi I'm Monica - Welcome to my blog
In this costume--I am Mothica-see my feather lashes!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fanciful Twist Halloween Pomty

My little glam pom --pictures of her for fall Halloween are sure to make you smile
Happy Fall Ya'll from Trixie Pom and Monica in Texas

More Halloween Pomty

This is my little witchy Trixie Flo-- my 1 1/2 year old chocolate pom--shes usually darting around everywhere!!!--I bribed her with a T R E A T not a trick

Welcome to the Fanciful Twist Halloween pomty

Friday, September 23, 2011

Practical Magic Blog Party

How I love fall the smells the leaves turning just everything and I love the movie and book Parctical Magic!!
I went to a book signing for Jodi Picoult a few years ago in Dallas and when asked her favorite author she too said Alice Hoffman--I haven't read everything by her but I have read a lot of her stories and am waiting for her new one"The Dovekeepers"
Well since I make jewelry and since I just got back from a bead convention in Denver where I bought this glass tile kit I decided to make a  "Practical Magic" necklace

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I love thrifting so that in turn goes along with my new love of making Repurposed jewelry
The inspiration for this piece came from Flamingo Toes blog --it was her Anthro knock off so I decided to try it--The cuff came from a Garage Sale
Most of the jewels were given to me by a friend who just lost her mother
I beg for jewelry broken or good from friends and co workers --then go to thrift stores, estate sales and garage sales--I love the Goodwill here but not for jewelry they are way to proud of their jewelry!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

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A fun party hope-you guys enjoyed it too
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I read in a new  Parents magazine(even though my kids are grown:) how to make ladybugs out of baby bel cheese--the cheese is fab and only 50 calories a piece
Notice the Trolls page by the sticks and bugs--Trolls are enemies of Gnomes!
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My Jim Shore Gnome is my favorite of all--my hubby got him for me for my last birthday--53--I have been collecting Gnomes now for about 30 years!!!

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Gnome kisses and owl candy wrappers

It's a Hot Time in the Gnome Town tonight

Mad Hatters Tea Party--June 25th 2011

It's a party indeed and the gnomes all rejoice,
The tea party is set and you have a choice.
A choice of sticks and snails,
And ladybug bels.
Gnome topped cream cakes,
That the gnomes surely baked!!
Sweet owls and mushrooms and a candy kiss,
A special cheese fondue*** oh don't miss!
It's magical-the Gnomes are really such fun--
After midnight on Saturday--the party is done..........

House Gnomes are Invited!!!