Sneak Peek -Falling in Love Suite

Today Dec. 1st – Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get the opportunity to pre-order from the upcoming Occasions Catalog.  Brand new products coming January 4th.  I had the opportunity to work with a few products and create samples for the display boards at the OnStage Local even in Atlanta in early November.  I worked with products from the Falling in Love Suite.  I wanted to share a few of those with you today.

First – a Curvy Keepsake box – a sweet way to celebrate a special day – like a wedding or bridal shower.  New Falling in Love Designer Paper and Embellisments, and the So In Love Bundle that includes a stamp set and Thinlits die set.


Next a Petite Cafe Bag – a food safe bag ready to add some yummy treats – decorated with some exciting new products. I used the same paper, stamp set, die and embellishments on this one


And one more for today – this is the popcorn box die but I shortened it to make a shorter box.  I used the So Detailed Thinlits Dies again on this one and some new Very Vanilla ribbon.


I hope you liked this little sneak peek.

Thanks for visiting!



Online Extravaganza Starts Today


Starting today is a week long sale of Stampin’ Up! products!

Get Hot Deals from November 21 – 28!
Save up to 40% on select products
24-Hour Flash Sales on November 21 and 28

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE (and print out at home)

Use the Hostess code BQETXTPF when you check out.
To celebrate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday all orders over $30 will receive a special gift from me!  Choose between Pearl Basic Jewels, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, or White Perfect Accents.  Please email me with your choice – or I will choose for you.

Monday only – November 21st – Don’t Miss these items!!


Happy Stamping!
Monika Davis


Suite Seasons & Paisleys

November is here – can you believe it?  Where did September and October go – I swear they just started!  Now it’s time to plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas if you haven’t already started.  We will be having our family here for Thanksgiving this year – all three of my boys will be home again and I’m so excited.  This week I’m still finishing up things for OnStage this weekend and next week I can focus on Thanksgiving preparations.  I do have a Thanksgiving card for you today.  I wasn’t sure I liked the Paisley paper but I did order it and I do love it on this card.


I used the copper embossing powder on the greeting from the Suite Seasons stamp set.  Did you know that the Suite Seasons set includes sentiments that coordinate with suites throughout the Holiday catalog.  This one goes with the Petals & Paisleys Suite.  The Specialty Paper has cooper foil in two of the designs.  And I also added some linen thread with a little copper pinecone tied to it.  I love those little pinecones!

Also today we have a new early release of the Stitched Shapes Framelits plus a sale on select stamp sets through the month of November.  Click here to see the full PDF.


Here is a video about the new Framelits:

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Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop – October

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for October. This is our first hop with those that have earned the incentive trip with Stampin’ Up!® to Thailand next July. This month our theme is the “Inspired by Nature” as many of us live in different areas around the world and have amazing seasons that we are enjoying. Plus the nature in Thailand is just incredible so we are inspired by our trip too. I’m very excited to be a part of this exclusive group of demonstrators!!
UPDATE:  My blog is not part of the hop anymore – sorry – my blog platform won’t play nice with the others.  So I’ll just share my project and hopefully you can get on to one of the other hoppers sites and go through the hop all the way.
Here in Georgia in the United States it is Fall/Autumn.  The leaves on the trees are changing into a variety of colors and they and the acorns are falling everywhere right now.  So my projects were inspired by that.  I created these for the Fall Retreat I just had at my home this past weekend.  Everyone received this as one of their little gifts at their table – a bag of trail mix and a water bottle with a cute hanging tag.
I used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper for this project along with the Leaflets Framelits and the Cheerful Tags Framelits.  I love the little copper pine cones in our holiday catalogs – I tied those to my leaves with some Linen Thread.  And behind the leaves is a little bunch of our Copper Thread.  Here is a closer look at each one.


I die cut the leaves our of Delightful Dijon card stock and the Moroccan Designer Paper then I left the framelit on the die cut and traced around the inside of the leaf.  I really like how it adds some definition to the leaves.

The trail mix is inside one of the 2×8″ cello bags that are in the annual catalog.  I stapled the tag over the top of the filled bag.  And then covered the staples with the leaves.  The little tags on each project are 1/4″ strips of Very Vanilla card stock but I die cut the end with the leaf die so I could tie it into the bundle of leaves.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Easy Halloween Treats

I made these quick treats for my little niece and nephew for Halloween.  I found a box of bones candy at the store and covered them with card stock and added a tag.


I found the candy at the grocery store and just measured the box and cut and scored my card stock to go around it.  I used a Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker to draw some faint lines across the white card stock to resemble strips of gauze – and then used an aqua painter with a little more Sahara Sand ink to add some faint shadows.  I tied an actual piece of gauze around the box and added the little Cookie Cutter Mummy with some white baker’s twine for a tag.  The mummy is also watercolored a little bit to give it shadows – I used Watercolor paper for them.

If just took a few minutes to put these together!  Happy Halloween!

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More Cookie Cutter Fun

More Cookie Cutter Fun

Last month I received this cute little mummy treat from my friend Linda.  I loved it so much that I decided I wanted to use the idea for treats at the crop I did earlier this month.  I decided to make little scarecrows for fall and each one has a butterscotch candy in it.  I made probably 60-70 of them.  But it was hard to stop and I had some left over lifesaver candies sitting around too.  So I took the rest of the Cookie Cutter images and made one from each character.  These are quick and easy little treats/thank yous that you could make for a group of people.


My scarecrow is on Very Vanilla card stock and stamped with the Archival Black ink pad and then I watercolored with my aqua painter – Dapper Denim for his clothes, and Sahara Sand on his face.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers for his patches and hat – Delightful Dijon and Pumpkin Pie.  I punched out a plain Delightful Dijon cookie cutter and stapled the butterscotch candy between the two.  These will actually stand up.

One tip I’ll share if you want to make a bunch of these is to create a template for your stamping.  Since this is a builder punch you can’t just stamp a row and punch them out – you have to leave space in between for the builder pieces in the punch.  Here are a couple of pictures to show you what I mean. I hope that is helpful.


And if you want to see the rest of the gang that I made (except the mummy that Linda gave me) her you go….


This is a really fun bundle of products and becomes a bit addictive if you aren’t careful!

Thanks for stopping by today.