Sale-A-Bration & In-Colors

Sale-A-Bration Ends March 31st!

The final day of Sale-A-Bration is Friday, March 31st.

You can earn a free Sale-A-Bration item for every $50 in product that you order.  Join my team and get your starter kit for $99 plus 2 free stamp sets (that’s an added value of up to $104).  It’s the best deal around.

Here are the items that are still available as your Free choice (at the time I’m writing this – but they could sell out at any time).

And don’t forget my birthday special!  I’m going to offer a little special for March – order $50 in products in my online store – use the hostess code EY7BCJ9M when you check out and I will send you 5 hand-stamped cards.

2015-2017 In-Colors are Retiring!

Protect your investment!
These In-Colors are retiring –
be sure you have an ink refill, card stock, and any embellishments that you want before they sell out!  They traditionally sell out fast in early April – order now!

Happy Stamping!
Monika Davis


Artfully Exotic

The Moroccan Suite in the Stampin’ Up! catalog is artfully exotic.  The suite includes a stamp set, Designer Paper, Washi Tape and coordinating ribbons.  You can find it on pages 66-67 in the Annual Catalog.  For today’s card I took another idea from the catalog samples and used that with some minor modifications to create a stunning card perfect for lots of occasions.  I find that the Moroccan Designer Paper has a masculine feel to it so I can create cards that aren’t so girly.


I used Emerald Envy card stock for the base and stamped the large image from the stamp set in Emerald Envy ink for the background.

At the base is a strip of the designer paper and then its tied with the new Emerald Envy Baker’s Twine.

The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set – it was a carry over from the Occasions catalog and has an assortment of sayings in a variety of fonts.  It is stamped in Delightful Dijon and then cut with the Tags & Labels Framelits.

To finish the card add a couple of the Enamel Dots – I used Emerald Envy for my card, but I think the gold or the Delightful Dijon dots would work too.

Enjoy the day and come back again for a visit.

Remember if you earned Bonus Days Coupons in July that you need to redeem them in August!


New In-Color Emerald Envy

The second question on my New Catalog Scavenger Hunt was –

We introduced 5 new In-Colors for 2016 – 2018.  Which one is your favorite?

The new colors are

  1. Dapper Denim
  2. Emerald Envy
  3. Flirty Flamingo
  4. Peekaboo Peach
  5. Sweet Sugarplum

Each year Stampin’ Up! introduces five new In Colors, which are available for two years.  So far I really like Dapper Denim – I’ve used it a bunch and also the Peekaboo Peach. Which one is your favorite?

I think Emerald Envy is going to big for the holidays but here is a fun little card featuring it that is not a holiday card.  I’m not quite ready yet to think about the holidays.  Summer is just getting started!


I used the fun new Hostess stamp set called Love You Lots along with the new Layering Squares Framelits.  I love all the sizes of plain and scalloped squares.  There are 19 dies in this set!

The Designer paper I used is from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  It has three of our new in-colors in it.  But I opted to go with one of the black patterns for this card.  It looks so good with the Emerald Envy.  I watercolored my frog which gives him a lot of variation in color.

I hope you like this little guy.  You can get this stamp set free if you earn Stampin’ Rewards – just host a party or place a qualifying order.  Contact me for more info – or visit my website –


Thanks for stopping in today.


OnStage Displays featuring Mint Macaron

My last set of OnStage display samples feature the Mint Macaron In-color. I thought this color was perfect for this scrapbook page of a photo I took on our Whale watching trip in Alaska.



I used a few on the new products on this page:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set
  • Mint Macaron Small Striped Ribbon
  • Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape

It might be a little hard to see the washi tape – I added it on the Mint Macaron Designer Paper in between the stripes.


This next one is a sweet little card that would be a perfect for a baby – a little sailboat theme for a boy perhaps.  Use for thank you’s or create invitations.


New products include:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set
  • Mint Macaron Thin Striped Ribbon

The next card is an idea I saw online from another demo, an easy way to use little scraps of  designer paper or make little squares by stamping on them or adding washi tape.


New products on this one:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set
  • Affectionately Yours Washi Tape

I did use candy dots on some of these samples and they are retiring – darn it.  But we are getting some new epoxy shapes that I hope I will like just as well.  I can’t wait to get them once the catalog is live in June.

My last project is the final panel of the Seasonal Calendar.


I used the Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe on this panel with the Sheltering Tree stamp set. I’ll do a separate post with all of the calendar panels and show you how it stands up and I’m hoping to include the pdf of the actual calendar portion in case someone else wants to make one.

Thanks for stopping by I hope you liked all the display samples that I created.  I hope I get the opportunity to do it again in the future.



OnStage Display Samples featuring Watermelon Wonder

I’m back with more of my Display Samples from the OnStage Live event in Salt Lake City last month.  Today I’m going to share my creations that feature the Watermelon Wonder In-Color along with some new products coming in the 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog.

For my customers – those that aren’t local the new catalog should be coming to you in the mail.  For those in my Stamper’s Club I’ll have them with your club orders.  And the rest of my local gals I’m planning a Catalog Kickoff/pickup party (and a BOGO sale) for the first weekend in June.  More to come on that later.

On to the samples:


This is a soft flowery card.  I clear embossed the little roses onto the white card stock. Then stamped the leaves in the Cucumber Crush ink and covered it quickly with clear embossing powder and heat set.  I used the Watermelon Wonder ink and an aqua painter to paint around all the little roses.  Then went around all the flowers and leaves with Soft Sky.  Here is a list of some of what I used:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set – coming in the new catalog
  • Birthday Blooms stamp set – in the Occasions catalog and it will be in the new catalog
  • Tree Builder punch – that is the vellum piece where the words are
  • Silver Thread and Silver embossing powder

In my samples today you will see the versatility of the Swirly Bird stamp set.  Here is another card using the same set, with a totally different look.


This idea just popped into my head one day – the image reminded me of those big swirly lollipops that you see at the candy store.  I stamped with Watermelon Wonder ink on a piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and covered it quickly with clear embossing powder and heat set it.  I wanted it to look a little shiny like a lollipop.  The bubbles underneath are also from the Swirly Bird stamp set.  The die cut pieces are from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  Here is a short list of what I used:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set – coming in the new catalog
  • Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape – coming in the new catalog (that’s the red striped piece on the right side
  • Mini Treat Bag Thinlits
  • Banner Triple Punch

And here is one more card with the Swirly Bird set:


It’s another kite – remember the one I made in Cucumber Crush.  Here are some of the things I used:

  • Swirly Bird stamp set – coming in the new catalog
  • Hearth & Home Thinlits – for the window
  • Brick Wall embossing folder – for the wall background
  • Tree Builder punch  – for the clouds
  • Greetings Thinlits – these are retiring and unfortunately sold out

And my last Watermelon Wonder project is another panel for the 3D seasonal calendar.


This is the spring panel.

  • Sheltering Tree stamp set
  • Old Olive Baker’s Twine
  • use the new set Project Life Date It for “SPRING” if you don’t have the Project Life Day to Day set that I used here.

Those are my 4 projects featuring Watermelon Wonder.

Thanks for stopping by.




Pedal Pusher meets the In-Colors

Have you seen the new Sale-A-Bration products that were released in February?  My favorite one is the Pedal Pusher stamp set.  An adorable tandem bicycle with accessories to dress it up.  Add a basket and fill it with flowers, bread & wine, or hearts.  Add a flag and some cute little birds.  Plus it has several cute little greetings with it.  Here is a quick card that I created with it showing off the 2014-2016 In Colors which will soon be retiring!


The card base is Hello Honey and I die cut a large white circle with my Circle Collection Framelits.  I stamped the bicycle on the circle, added the basket and some flowers and colored those in with the 2014-2016 Stampin’ Write Markers.

I used the 2014-2016 Washi Tape to add two strips across the bottom of the circle and stamped my greeting on a strip of Whisper White card stock – flag the ends with the little banner punch and add to the card with some dimensionals.  I finished the card with some Linen Thread.

I want to remind everyone that you need to go ahead and order your ink refills for the 2014-2016 Stampin’ Up! In-colors.  Also card stock, markers and any of the other coordinating products before they sell out.  They will soon be retiring and  these items tend to sell out quickly!  My favorites are Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon.

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Here is a full list of everything I used on this card:

Print Recipe

Product List

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Thanks for stopping by today!


Share the Fun: Six-Sided Sampler

I’m going to share another sample out of the catalog with you today.  On page 105 in the Stampin’ Up! catalog is a pretty card made with the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set and Hexagon punch – which happens to be one of the new bundles offered in the catalog.


I did make a couple of changes – instead of using Pool Party like they did in the catalog I used Mint Macaron.  I only did that because the class that I had this card for I was already using Pool Party in another place and decided it would be better to have a different color.  And actually to me the sample in the catalog looks like they used Basic Gray which is not available any more so my card I used Tip Top Taupe and also Sahara Sand.

Can you see the two other changes I made?  I used a strip of Tip Top Taupe instead of the Silver Glimmer paper and used pearls on my butterfly instead of rhinestones.

I think this is a pretty card.  Stamp all of the hexagon images and punch them out.  I put the center row of three on my card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and then positioned the other two but glued those flat.  I added the strip and the butterfly.

Oh one more thing – the sample is a solid white card – probably using the new Thick White Card stock – which is super nice!  I didn’t use it here on this card instead putting it on a Mint Macaron base.  But this week I’ve made a couple of cards using the thick white as a base and it is nice!

Thanks for stopping in.  I’ll come back later and add in the supply list. My stamp club is coming so I need to get ready for them.  Oh by the way I’m doing this post on my new computer!