Big Shot Flowers

Big Shot Flowers

Love this! Don’t you?

The big shot is great for making flowers and tags.


The new Bigz Flower die and the tags are from the chalk talk framelits.
Mini muslin bag is so cute to add the flower to and fill with tea or something small. Add a tag and give to someone special.

Remember today is the last day to join for $99 and get $150 products of your choice.
Plus the Holiday catalog starts today!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


August Paper Pumpkin Alternate card idea

August Paper Pumpkin Alternate card idea

I used the Big Shot and the Star Framelits to create an alternate card using the stamps and ink from the August Paper pumpkin kit.


I stuck with the same concept as the kit. I used a piece of designer paper underneath the whisper white piece that has a “window” cut out with the star framelits. I added the little dot stamp and a greeting. Corner rounded the edges and tied on some Bakers Twine.


I hope you like this idea.
Thanks for visiting.
Monika Davis

Big Shot Bundles

The Big Shot special this month includes a free bundle of a stamp set and coordinating Framelits when you purchase a Big Shot. Or you can get the bundles at a discount. This card uses one of those bundles and has been very popular at my classes this month.

I used the Floral Framelits and the Daydream Medallion and the colors are Crisp Cantaloupe and Soft Suede.

I’m trying to post from my phone so we shall see how this works.


It took about 4 tries to get the picture added.
Thanks for stoping by today.
Monika Davis.

Starburst Card using the Big Shot

For the month of August there is a BIG SHOT special going on.  Read more about it here.  So my next few days of posts are going to be Big Shot projects.  This first one features the Starburst Framelits and I’ve created a shaped card.



I also used the Circle Framelits to cut a window in the front of the card and the ring of Designer Paper.



This is what the inside looks like



A fun shaped card!  Try making a shaped card with other framelits.  Cut your card base and score it.  Fold it in half and then position the framelit so it doesn’t cut all the way through the folded edge.  It’s that easy!


Fall 2014 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat – Registration is Open

Fall 2014 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat – Registration is Open

Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat

Sept. 25 – 28, 2014

Just a little sneak peek of one of the Make & Take projects….


Are you ready to get away from it all?  Leave behind the family, the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning and come join us for a fun Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.

Join us at Monika’s House Sept 25-28, 2014.

There are a few changes – we are going to start on Thursday evening – come set up your craft space, bring an appetizer to share with everyone and hang out by the fire on Thursday evening – I’ll even have fix-in’s for s’mores.  During the day Friday (if you don’t have to go to work or are otherwise committed) come work on your personal projects.  Lunch will also be on your own (there are lots of places near by).  We’ll officially start on Friday evening with dinner for everyone.  Make & Takes will be scheduled for Friday night and Saturday.  All meals included on Saturday.  And we’ll have games and prizes Saturday night!  Finish up on Sunday and pack up and head back home in the early afternoon.  We have three Make & Take projects planned as part of the retreat – everyone will receive a Goody Bag with supplies and extras.

Bring whatever creative projects you would like to work on.  You will have table space set up for the whole weekend – so bring your scrap-booking, card making, knitting, laptop for My Digital Studio, bring your sewing machine if you want to sew – the choice is yours.

We plan to feed you and pamper you with little surprises throughout the weekend!  Games & Prizes too!

I have some space in my house if you want to spend the night here instead of going home or there is a hotel one exit south just a few minutes away.  I have a couple of Queen beds upstairs, a queen and single sleeper sofa in the basement, some sofa space, and some air beds for the floor.   Or stay as late as you want in the evening – go sleep at home and come back in the morning!

We will send out a schedule and list of what you need to bring in mid Sept.  A non-refundable deposit of $25 is due with your registration form by Sept 10th – this holds your spot.  We will be ordering supplies after the deposits are received.  The remainder of the money is due by Sept 20th.

Spots are LIMITED – we are only opening this event up to 14 people!  So reserve your spot today!

CLICK HERE to get the registration form.  *** REGISTRATION IS OPEN ***

Cindy and I (Monika) hope to see you there!



Short & Sweet Deal for you


I have super exciting news from the Stampin’ Up! home office! The Short & Sweet recruiting promotion is here! It IS short: It only lasts from August 21-28. And it IS sweet: New recruits will receive $150 in their choice of Stampin’ Up! products for the $99 starter kit price. You won’t have to pay for shipping either! It’s a great deal, amazing business opportunity, AND it’s only available for a short time, so join today!
Follow the link below to join the fun directly from my Stampin’ Up! website.



I’m still here just busy

I’m still here – just busy and needed to let something slide to the bottom of the list – and for right now its been my blog.  I am posting a few things on my Facebook page – if you haven’t liked my page go do that – Stamping Together at Monika’s Place – be sure to select GET NOTIFICATIONS – and then you should see whenever I post. 

Recently we took Ryan our youngest son to college – moved him all the way from Georgia to Indiana!  And he has never been away from home for very long.  He did do a spring break trip with the school band this year and was gone for a week.  But now we left him 10 hours away with a bunch of strangers.  I think by now he has a whole pile of new friends though.  He has been super busy.  Here are a few pictures.




So proud of him!  I’ll be back – hopefully soon with some more stamping projects for you.