Blog: The Leaf Studio
"Hello, I was born in Taiwan and grew up in Brazil. Currently, I am a SAHM (used to work full time) and I live in Maryland, USA. I learned to stamp in Taiwan - with a group of ladies from church (2004).
I started my blog back in 2007...it was my "public-personal-photo gallery" for my published artwork and personal projects. Then, I had my first baby, and I was only blogging sporadically.
Two kids later...I joined a direct sale stamp company in 2013 for a couple of years. That's when I found out about Challenge Blogs! (slow learner, I know...)
Since then, I've started entering my projects in challenges, joined a few Design Teams and made new friends in Blogland.
I've always dreamed of hosting my own Challenge Blog, and now, with Monika and the DT's help, my dream has come true!"
Blog: Creative With Monika
"Hi, my name is Monika. I came from Indonesia and have been living in Germany (Munich) since 2001. I married my lovely hubby in 2001, and my lovely sons are Kevin and Adrian. They are 9 and 11 years-old.
I started to make cards in 2002, as I was taking my German course. I needed cards to celebrate birthdays of the course friends. I have bought only puncher, glue and paper. That was all. But then, in 2009, my hubby bought me my first Stamp set, black ink pad, and a set of watercolor pencils. I then joined FLICKR Group from Hero Arts. After that, I was addicted to buying Hero Arts Stamps and joined the challenge on their blog. I wish I could win some shopping vouchers to buy more stamps (LOL).
Then in April 2009, I found out there were more challenges out there…I bought not only Hero Arts stamps, but I bought stamps that I loved to join challenges here and there.
I never bought any Cuttlebug or Big Shot machine. My hubby said it is expensive. But lucky me, in April 2015, my friend in Blogland (Petra) sold her Cuttlebug - only 50 EURO…oh, I was over the moon.
Now besides stamps, I also collect Embossing Folder and DIES.
I love making CAS cards - it is simple and easy and faster. I still have little boys and making cards with so many embellishments is not my style. If you see my Blog, many of my cards are not bulky and a lot of them are with white cardstock.
I met Lilian at a challenge blog - we were on the same DT team.
She asked me if I wanted to start a new challenge blog...I couldn't say NO…I liked Lilian's idea and wanted to help her." Like Lilian Said, DID I mention that I am addicted to Stamps?
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