Flower Patch Notebook

Flower Patch Notebook

The new Photopolymer Stamp set called Flower Patch makes some really pretty flowers.  And since it has a coordinating set of framelits you don’t even have to fussy cut them – just shoot them through the Big Shot.  Don’t have a Big Shot yet – then get ready to get one in August.  There is a Big Shot special coming up and you won’t want to miss it.  Plus when the Holiday Catalog comes out you are going to LOVE it and it is packed full of stamp sets with matching framelits!  Are we getting spoiled?

This is a cute project taken pretty much from the Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  I just used Black notebooks that I happened to have in my stash.  I think the flowers really pop off the black!

flower-patch-notebookFor each flower and the leaves I used two different ink colors – a lighter and darker color that go together.

So Saffron & Crushed Curry

Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive

Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay

Crisp Cantaloupe & Calypso Coral

I also added the in-color sequins which are in the center of each flower – attached with a mini brad.


I hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by today.


July Paper Pumpkin Kit

I want to start making more videos!  So I sat down last night and filmed this and spent a little bit of time editing today and uploading it.  It’s just a simple video showing the contents of the July Paper Pumpkin kit.  I want you to see how much stuff is in it!  And the picture of the cute projects.  I still have to put mine together and work on some alternate ideas.  I hope you’ll join Paper Pumpkin.  I saw the August and September kits and both are awesome.  New subscribers can join right now and get your first two months at 50% off – what a deal!  And if you don’t love it there is no obligation to stay – but I think you will love it now!

Check out this video I made -

To join visit – MyPaperPumpkin.com – and enter the code HALFOFF2.

It should automatically select me if you follow the link above but in case it doesn’t select me – Monika Davis – Woodstock, GA as your demonstrator.

Thanks for stopping by today!




Fun with Watercolor Paper

Fun with Watercolor Paper

This is a really fun technique that I found on the internet somewhere – probably pinterest or Facebook – isn’t that where most of our ideas come from these days….

Its another way to use textured embossing folders – add ink to one side of the folder – then spritz it with water – put your watercolor paper inside the folder – close it up and press all over with your hand – open and ta-da – the design from the folder is transferred to your paper with a watercolor look to it.

watercolor-flower-patchEach time you do it you get a different look and it also varies based on how much water you spritz on it.  For this one I went a little bit lighter on the amount of water that I used so most of the hexagons have a lot of open space.  More water would have carried the color a little further throughout the design.

To finish the card I used the new Flower Patch Photopolymer stamp set.  for the center of my flower I added a star shaped sequin with a mini brad.  And I tied a piece of the new thick Baker’s twine around the front piece – love that thick twine!

water-color-flower-patch-2Here is a list of the supplies I used plus clear blocks:


A Twisted Smile!

A Twisted Smile!

Today’s card is called a Twisted Easel card.  Sue demonstrated this style of card at my last team meeting.  And then I decided to make a version using the A Little Smile stamp set for one of my classes.


It’s a standard sized card with a diagonal score line across the front flap so that you can fold it.  Then you need a raised element on what would be the inside of the card.  That is so you can tuck the fold front behind it and it can stand up on your desk.  This one is fun and bright and I think would be perfect on a work desk to give you a smile every time you see it!  So maybe you can make one for a friend and brighten their day!


Since it is still a standard size card – just un-tuck the front and fold it flat to slide it in an envelope.  The trick with the front is that it needs to be as long as the card is wide – so in this case 4-1/4″ – so you can see when folded flat the front is shorter than the back.

twisted-smile-3Here are the supplies:



Cheveron Bag Pouch Downline Gifts

Cheveron Bag Pouch Downline Gifts

I’m very excited this year to have two of my downline going to the Stampin’ Up! Convention with me!  And since they aren’t staying in the room with me (so I didn’t make them roommate gifts) I decided to make them special downline gifts.


This little pouch idea was something I saw on Pinterest and the idea book was something I got as a swap many years ago at convention and decided to make them each one for their pouch.  I also included a “ticket” for dinner – my treat during convention.


I actually pulled out my little sewing machine and stitched the piece of designer paper to the front of the folded bag.  That creates several pockets and one has the idea booklet in it and the other has their dinner ticket.

i did go back and add a flower to the Mossy Meadow ribbon on the front – but forgot to take another picture.  I’ll try to do that when I get them back out of my suitcase.  As I write this they are packed away. Look for another picture on my Facebook Page.

downline-idea-bookI did use a retired set of dies to cut my letters but you could use whatever you have or even and e-cutter to add the letters to the front.  The covers are a piece of heavy card board cut to size and covered with some Designer paper – the Park Lane paper is what I used for this project.


I love how they turned out and I hope Sue & Diane do too.

Here is a list of supplies from Stampin’ Up! -


Happy Camper Roommate Gifts

Happy Camper Roommate Gifts

When you go to a Stampin’ Up! event and you share a room with your friends (those you already know or perhaps those you are meeting for the first time) it is fun to have a little gift to share.  Now that we are here and convention has started I wanted to show you the roommate gifts I created this year.

I wasn’t really sure what to do to begin with but ultimately decided to do a “Happy Camper” theme.  I wanted to make a camper box and fill it with goodies that we might need through out the week.  To create the camper I pulled out my e-cutter and some card stock and started cutting out pieces from a camper file that I downloaded.  I made a few changes from the original design because I was trying to create something close to some cute little camper nail files.


I decided to use our big 6×6 Kraft box and glue the cut & pieced camper to it.  And then fill it with good stuff.


happy-camper2I had recently traveled to San Francisco to visit Kyle and we went to the Facebook HQ and also to Ghirardelli square – so I wanted items from both of those places included – I found turquoise FB sunglasses for them!


There are also some snacks in there and lotion and I even found glow rings – I think we should wear those to the Awards night party – then I’ll be able to find them (I think) in the crowd or on the dance floor.  I hope they like and will be happy campers all week long!

Here is a list of the Stampin’ Up! products that I used:



Sweet Sadie Vases

Sweet Sadie Vases

If you saw my photo from my craft room of the craftermath left from working on one of my swaps then you were probably wondering what was the result of that pile of products and mess.  Well here you go – it’s this card.

washi-tape-vases It’s a remake of a card I created a few months ago.  I wanted it to be current so I changed out the Washi Tape that I used and made it again with these new colors.  The Washi Tape is called Sweet Sadie.  I thought using the Washi tape on the vases made them look like decoupage.

To create this card I put the washi tape on a piece of whisper white card stock.  Then stamped the vases over the top with Black Stazon ink.  Then i cut them out – yes I cut out a lot of vases!  Stamp the whole Vivid Vases image on another piece of Whisper White card stock (the layer on the front of the card) – then glue the cut out vases over the top of those stamped vases.  I filled in the flowers with my Stampin’ Write markers.


The Twine tied to the frame is the Thick Baker’s Twine.  I pulled apart the 3-ply for the Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe twine and took a piece of each and tied it around to add a little something to the frame.


Here is the list of everything I used.  Remember you can click on the items to view or order them in my online store.