Friday Feature: Monika Reeck

Friday, March 11, 2016


It's time to introduce a new Featured Designer!  Please welcome Monika Reeck!  She is one of the sweetest and most supportive gals out there in the crafting community!

Hello Blogland Friends!
My name is Monika (When I married my hunny, my name became Monika Reeck). My blog is called Creative with Monika.  When Melissa asked me to be a featured designer for a month at CASology, I screamed oh yeeess, I would love it very much!  Many thanks, dear Melissa, for giving me the opportunity to be featured here on your challenge blog.
I came from Indonesia and since marrying my hubby from Germany, started living in Munich, Germany in 2001.  I started to make cards in the year 2002.  When I joined a German course, I wanted to give a special birthday card to a course participant. I started with using a paper punch. Then in January 2008, I found Hero Arts on FLICKR. There we can share our cards that we make with Hero Arts products. The ladies there are very supportive and I was a newbie. I was always happy to visit my friend's card photos in Flickr and I got some lovely love there. Since then I have always joined Hero Arts' challenge on their blog.
One day, I found Blogger and found many challenges out there. Then I started my own blog in April of 2009 and joined one single challenge. Then I was flying to Indonesia for a 5 month holiday with my kids & was not actively making cards anymore.  Then I started to go to school again in Munich and made only one or two cards per week. In November 2010, I started to go to an Office Administration School &, because of that, I made fewer cards and did not blog very much.
One day, I found a lovely challenge at CASology from my friend Lai Yoke and, since then, I try to always join the challenges at CASology. I sometimes have not joined because the cue word is so difficult and my brain is stumped. I found making CAS cards is not so difficult!  Why?  I still have two little boys (One is already 11 and 9 years old, so not baby boys anymore! *SMILE*) and have less time to make complicated cards!  Making CAS cards has really challenged me to think fast and make nice cards with minimum embellishments and with one focal point.  The result is my card is finished fast and is clean too!

Be sure and tune in each Friday to see what Monika is up to!  Today, she is sharing her card for the current LAUGH challenge over on her blog!  Be sure and stop by and say hello!


 

16 comments:

  1. Funny, laugh-inducing card, and wonderfully supportive blogger - Monika! So happy to see your smile here!
    =]

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    1. Dear Michelle many thanks for your lovely words...hugs...
      Monika :)

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  2. I first "met" Monika over that the Hero Arts Flickr group and I knew even back then what a lovely, cheerful, encouraging lady she is! So, so happy to see Monika featured here...she is such a faithful participant at CASology!

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    1. Dear Judy
      yeaaah we knew each other since 2009 as I joined Hero Arts Flickr Group right
      and I am happy to meet you here...
      Judy is a kind and warm person...her comment always come from her heart...I am happy being here Judy..and thanks to Melissa... :)

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  3. What a fun card. Love the bright and vivid colors.

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  4. I agree Monika is one of the most supportive crafters in blogland and an excellent choice for a feature , off to visit her now x

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  5. Yay for Monika!! :)
    Super fun card!

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  6. Congrats with Featured Designer over here, Monika! Yeah! It was fun talking to you almost every other night when we first met at HA Flickr and many thanks for your help! Aww...your card is so fun!

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  7. BIG congrats on being the featured designer, Monika! Yes, a tricky theme, but you always seem to find a solution and I appreciate you sharing your tricks on how to do that. Your card is FUN with the bold colors and speech bubble detail. This is a great card for a man, from a teenager to a more adult one, looking forward to seeing the next posts too.

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  8. Really cute card, Monika. Thanks for sharing your story and your talent.

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  9. Wonderful to see sweet Monika here! I bet her boys totally approve of her fabulous card too!

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  10. It's so nice to "meet" you, Monika! Your card is fabulous - and it sounds as though you are too! I really enjoyed reading your introduction and learning about you.

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  11. Hi Monika, congrats for being featured! Your card is fabulous! Makes me laugh, too!

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  12. Oh this is so funny! Thanks for making me laugh, my friend :-)

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  13. Hallo Monika,
    ich gratuliere dir zum neuen Job als Features Designer!!!
    Ich bin sicher, dass du deine Sache gut machst - wie immer!!!
    Deine Karte ich echt lustig!!!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Flo

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  14. Yay Monik, congratulations, my friend!

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