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Analog

I have nothing against computers, smart phones, text reminders or online calendars. After all, I’ve been an information technology specialist for a few days now (10,000 or so). You’re doing the math on that, aren’t you? Decades. Let’s just say I’ve been a girl geek for decades. 

But oh, how I enjoy writing in a book. It’s magical in the most analog sense. Smooth, thick paper. Flowing, bold pen. 

Of course I had to customize my journal with some cool Piddix art and my own little name.


I need some comfort and super-human organizational skills as I look at the quickly-approaching new year. I’ve made some decisions, you see. Changes are afoot. Hard work is in my future (I ❤️️ Hard Work). A lot of details are still up in the air — and in my newly customized Bullet Journal — but I plan to share more as time goes by. 

If you would, please wish me good things as my dreams unfold. I’ll gladly do the same for you. 
Creatively yours,

Monica

Perfect Camouflage

I’m persnickety. No one doubts this, right?

I found a comfortable denim jacket that met all my standard criteria: comfortable fit, great length and perfectly-sized pockets … and the jacket was even in the exact shade of color I wanted. I didn’t hesitate to buy it, even though it had the maker’s tag sewn right on a front pocket. Ew.

Why didn’t I hesitate? Because I knew I could trim that little tag right off. And I did.

Tag be gone!

Tag be gone!

Which left an unsightly dark splotch where the denim underneath the tag didn’t fade during the pre-washing-whatever-process that denim jacket maker people do. I suffered through wearing the blemish for about a week. Then my new Nunn Design components arrived. Ta-daaa!

Empty Nunn Design ® Oval Brooch component

Empty Nunn Design ® Oval Brooch component

I just knew an oval brooch would camouflage that darkened denim blemish perfectly.

Perfect camouflage.

Perfect camouflage.

And it did! But there is more to the story. As if perfect camouflage isn’t enough … the brooch can also be worn as a pendant. Score!

It's a brooch; it's a pendant.

It’s a brooch; it’s a pendant.

I like this Nunn Design ® brooch so much, I’ll be adding all available shapes to my shop: oval, round, rectangular. Thank you, Becky Nunn!

 

And yes, I made multiple brooches while I experimented. Because they’re super simple to make … and super fun to wear.

Waterproof brooch/pendant with vintage kimono fabric design, hand made by Monica at Ikumihimo.

Waterproof brooch/pendant with vintage kimono fabric design, hand made by Monica at Ikumihimo.

Persnicketiness pays. Oh, and if you like the art in these brooch designs, you’ll want to read all about my secret.

 

Creatively yours,

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Just 5 More Minutes

“Just 5 more minutes. Pleeeeaaassse!”

No, I’m not trying to sleep in. I want to finish one more project.

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But alas and alack, I’m out of time for tonight. I’ll share more when these are finished. Keys and buttons and more.

Come back soon.

Creatively yours,

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Wanna Know a Secret?

We’re friends, right? I mean, we’re close. Close enough I can tell you a trade secret of my designs, right?

Gee. Maybe I shouldn’t say.

Nah, you need to know.

Gosh. I can’t decide. This has been my secret for quite a while, after all.

I can do this. Are you ready?      ..…. drum roll …….

Handmade waterproof bracelet featuring Piddix images.

Handmade waterproof bracelet featuring Piddix images. Designed by Monica K Campbell.

Piddix!

Many of my jewelry designs showcase the artistic brilliance of Corinna Buchholz of Piddix. Piddix images are more than just beautiful and versatile. If you know me at all, you know how persnickety I get with copyright details. Corinna researches everything she uses, acquiring copyrights when necessary and ensuring public domain status. This matters, people. This matters a lot.

Piddix images are superior quality and guilt-free. Better than a cupcake, I say.

Piddix art rocks. Trust me.

Piddix art rocks. Trust me.

 

Off you go now. Explore something fun. Treat yourself to oodles of creativity. All the links you need are right here:

piddix.etsy.com
instantcollagesheets.com
piddix.blogspot.com

twitter.com/piddix
fb.com/piddix

 

I’d love to see what you make. Do share.

 

Creatively yours,

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