Perennial Birthday Box Class

Perennial Birthday Class
Stamping At Monika’s Place
DATE: Sunday, February 25, 2018
TIME: 2:00 pm
LOCATION: 7013 East Hills Way,
Woodstock, GA 30189You’re invited to have some fun with me!
Stock up on Birthday Cards and organize them in this gorgeous box.
You’ll never forget to send a birthday card again!
Join me on Sunday, February 25th at 2:00 pm
How: $35 registered and paid by Feb 16th. 

What you get:
A delightful storage box
tabbed dividers for month-at-a-glance birthday reminders
16 birthday cards (4 each of 4 designs) with envelopes
and a surpriseBring a friend along and have an enjoyable afternoon out!

Cost is $35 (Prepaid by Feb. 16th)
Space is limited!
RSVP and pay by Feb. 16th so I have time to get all the supplies!

Please bring your own adhesive or plan to purchase some in my store.


Bubble Over Projects

Yesterday I shared about my Bubble Over Bingo Event that I held in January.  So today I wanted to share the three projects that everyone made using the Bubble Over Bundle of products.  These are so fun!


Here is the supply list for this first card:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist card stock and ink
  • Daffodil Delight card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock and ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Starbust punch
  • Banner Triple punch
  • Lemon Lime Twist 3/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive


The second card used a similar set of supplies – here is the list:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Bermuda Bay card stock
  • Vellum card stock
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder
  • Silver Foil
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive


This third one uses the same products but has a totally different feel.  I stuck with the more masculine colors.  Here is the list:

  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies
  • Basic Gray card stock and ink
  • Daffodil Delight card stock and ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • 3/4″ Circle punch
  •  Shimmer Ribbon Pack
  • Silver Foil
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive

Those were the Make&Take Projects at my Bubble Over Bingo event.  Thanks for stopping by.


Bubble Over Bingo

I wanted to share a recap of my Bubble Over Bingo event at the end of January.  It was so much fun!  I had a full house with all 12 seats in my little classroom taken.  Everyone had fun playing Bingo games and making their projects.  I also made everyone a little table treat for when they arrived and a little thank you gift.  Everyone had a goody bag with the Bubble Over stamp set, Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes and supplies for their projects.  The prize winners also went home with additional goodies – like the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies, card stock packs, ribbon, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Paper and more.  Everybody went home with something fun.  I hope you’ll join me the next time I have a Bingo event.

Here are some photos from the day:


Here is a close up of the little Bottle Cap Treats that were on the table for everyone. I actually found bottle cap candy to go in them.


Items that I used to make these:

  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Bubble Over stamp set
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelit dies
  • Stitched Shapes Framelit dies
  • Layering Circle Framelit dies
  • Shimmer Ribbon Pack (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • 1/16″ Handheld punch
  • Bermuda Bay Card stock & ink
  • Daffodil Delight ink
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Foil
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive
  • 3×6 gusseted Cellophane Bag (the candy is inside that)

And this was the little thank you treat everyone received – a Coke branded lip balm was inside each little bottle box.


Items that I used for these:

  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-Bration item)
  • Bottles & Bubbles Framelit dies
  • Whisper White Baker’s Twine
  • Card stock – Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray, Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral
  • Silver Foil
  • Big Shot
  • Adhesive
  • Simply Scored

They were fun to make.  Everyone also made three different cards using the Bubbles & Fizz bundle of products.  I’ll share those in another post since this one is getting long.  The grand prize winner was Jacquie and she had enough Stampin’ Rewards to get the Brusho Crystal Color assortment, and a bundle from the Occasions catalog as her free items.

A fun time was had by all!




This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy sure does make a cute Valentine.

The stamp set This Little Piggy in the annual catalog has lots of potential for Valentine’s Day.  There is the Hogs & Kisses and Loves You and even the You Make Me Happy – I think all could be perfect for Valentine’s Day.  One of the things that I did with my stamp set – which is the clear mounted rubber – is that I cut my words apart from the Piggy images.  Then I could mix and match any way that I wanted.  If I want to use them together as designed I just mount them on the block together.  Here is a cute little card that I made.


This one is perfect for Valentine’s or for any time to say I Love you.  You can easily change it to a Thank You card by using the “Says, Thanks” image instead.  There are even kissy lips in there to go along with the Hog & Kisses.  Have fun with this little piggy!

Other items I used on this card:

  • Very Vanilla Thick Card stock
  • Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Blushing Bride Card Stock
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies & Big Shot
  • 1″ Circle punch
  • Memento Black Ink
  • Old Olive Baker’s Twine
  • Old Olive Blends Marker
  • Dots Embossing Folder
  • Subtles Enamel Shapes
  • plus adhseive


Thanks for stopping by!


Heartfelt Love Notes Blog Hop

It’s time for the January Paper Pumpkin Thing Blog Hop sharing alternate ideas for the January 2018 kit – Heartfelt Love Notes.  This kit has a fun Valentine/Love Themed stamp set and is packed with supplies for 16 cards that you can add a little treat to.

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I went really simple this time for my alternate idea.  I haven’t yet had a chance to put my kit together or even play with it.  I was running out of time to create something yesterday and by the time I was done it was dark.  So my photos are not the best – they are always better when I take them in the day light.


For my project I decided to make some little notes using the stamp set and ink plus a couple of left over bits from the kit and a few other products that I had in my craft room.  I had the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes on my table so I grabbed some of those to create my alternate idea.  They are small – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.

If you save the vellum from your kit after you punch out the die cut pieces you can use that as a mask and sponge a heart on the little note card and on the envelope.  Be careful along the edges or grab another scrap or two to cover up anything you don’t want sponged on the outside of the heart.  I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Flirty Flamingo ink.  On the instruction sheet for the Paper Pumpkin kit it gives you a list of coordinating colors.  You could use a different color of pink ink too.

I stamped the words in the Rich Razzleberry ink that came with the kit.  Then I grabbed my Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to punch a little heart from the left over Flirty Flamingo sticker sheet scraps.  You could also use a little tiny heart die cut or another punch with a tiny heart.  Stampin’ Up! has had various ones over the years.  I added the little heart to the notecard – you don’t even need adhesive since its from the sticker scraps.

I sponged and stamped the envelopes too.  That’s it – super simple!

The Paper Pumpkin kits are a fun little escape and everyone comes up with so many creative ways to stretch them.  Its a perfect crafty gift any time of year – the kits come with everything and new subscribers will get the clear block in their first box.  You can Sign Up yourself or someone else Here.  Sign up by Feb. 10th to receive the February kit.

And now it’s time to move on and see the rest of the gang’s creativity!  Next up is Carolynn Sander.  Just click on her name or the next button to visit her blog.  I always love her scrapbook ideas using the Paper Pumpkin kits.  I can’t wait to see what she has created with this one.

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Here is the rest of the Blog Hop List in case you get lost along the hop or just want to jump around.


Thanks for visiting.





Hi everyone!  Welcome to my blog!


I’d love to be able to send you a card like this to say Welcome to the Stampin’ Up! Family!

I just mailed one out to one of my new team members last week.  I made this cute card using the Flying Home stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and the Banners for You stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  I used an aquapainter and my ink pads to watercolor the images.

It is a great time to join my Stampin’ Up! Team.  My team is the PAWS team.  And PAWS stands for Play A lot With Stamps.  We meet monthly in my classroom, go on a retreat in the summer, and we are already planning our trip to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event in Orlando, Florida for November.  2018 is going to be a fun year!

During Sale-a-Bration you can purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99 – Free shipping – but you do have to add tax.  And do you know what you can get for that?

  • You’ll choose $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products
  • TWO Free additional stamp sets (of any value – choose the most expensive one if you want that’s another $100)
  • you get business supplies
  • a past Paper Pumpkin kit ($20)
  • Free Shipping (yay!)

You’ll only pay $99! Want an even better deal? Ask me about using Stampin’ Rewards to reduce the cost of your Starter Kit so you can join for less, or even FREE! You’ll love what this opportunity brings into your life, and trust me: seeing a customer’s face when they stamp for the first time is priceless. Visit my website and click JOIN THE FUN!

Join Stampin’ Up! to Be Part of Something Amazing

10 Reasons Why You’ll Love Being a Demonstrator

  1. Be your own boss
  2. Enjoy 20–25% discounts
  3. Earn 20–38% commissions
  4. Receive a Quarterly Demo magazine
  5. Pre-order opportunities with each new catalog
  6. Get sneak peeks
  7. Work Play with quality products
  8. Have fun with friends and make lots of new ones
  9. Make a difference with creativity
  10. Stop anytime, no penalties

What are you waiting for?



Card Maker’s Class

This week is my monthly Card Maker’s Class.  If you live local to me come join me and make some cards this month.  I have this class set up at the end of the month so that you can make your cards and have them ready to go for the following month.  There is always an assortment to choose from.  And this month I’ll be including a couple of choices for Valentine’s Day too.  There are always Birthday cards to choose from – here is a new one for this month.


This one uses the new Picture Perfect Party Suite of Products in the new Occasions Catalog.

  • Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set
  • Picture Perfect Party 6×6 Designer Series paper
  • Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots

plus the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  It’s a fun party card perfect for a Birthday.

I hope you’ll join me this week.  See all the details here on my events calendar.

Have a great day!



Celebrate You!

Have you seen all the fun items you can earn FREE during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion?  This annual promotion runs through the end of March.  With a $50 product order you can earn FREE products.  And this year they added a second tier level.  So with a $100 order you can get some special new items for FREE!  There are 2 level 2 choices – one is a beautiful stamp set and the other is a set of Thinlits.  Let me show those to you today.


The Celebrate You Thinlits Dies are one of your level 2 choices and I used the Celebrate on this card.  The Thinlits coordinate with the Amazing You stamp set – that’s where the word YOU comes from on this card.  But there is also a die in the set with the word YOU.  Plus a third die that says amazing.  I love the word dies – they make quick and easy cards.

I did use one more Sale-A-Bration choice on this card and that’s the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper.  But this card would be fun with any designer paper and color combination.

Watch this quick video showing the Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlits.

I’ve been planning to blog all week and I just haven’t gotten to it.  My house is a total disaster.  We are doing renovations – a lot!  It’s a project that started a couple of months ago to replace our dining room table and our sofa.  It has grown to so much more and I’m so ready for it to be done.  Every room in my house has been impacted.  If there isn’t work going on in that room then the room is full of stuff from the other rooms.  My poor dogs are so confused.  And please don’t open any closets – they are filled right now.  I think this is why people move after a certain period of time – it’s too much trouble to do all this work and live in the house with your stuff.  We have lived in this house for 24 years now.  And we will stay here for a long time.

I hope you are having a great week.  I know around here the kids are happy – school holiday on Monday, and weather related school closures Wednesday – Friday.  Yes they had a 1 day school week.  The weather is making our renovation project stretch out – I had really hoped today they would be done and out of here.  But they will be back next week…….



Bubble Over Bingo


You’re invited to have some fun with me!
Come to Bubble Over Bingo….Stampin’ Style!
Join me on Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 pm
How: $35 registered and paid by Jan 15th.

What you get:
Stampin’ Up Goody Bag with brand new products ($25+ value)
5 rounds of Bingo w/prizes from the new cataog ($150+ in prizes*)
One Final round with Grand Prize winner
A Bingo Card (**additional cards $2 each or 3/$5)
Thank You Gift
Plus you will make 3 projects featuring brand new SU Products (bring your own adhesive)
Everyone is a winner!

Bring a friend along and have an enjoyable afternoon out!

This is a local event at my classroom in Woodstock, Georgia.

Cost is $35 (Prepaid by Jan. 15th)
Space is limited!
RSVP and pay by January 15th so I have time to get all the goody bags and prizes!

*if at least 10 people are registered

I hope you’ll join me At Monika’s Place.



Mail a Card Monday

I’m starting something new for 2018 – Mail a Card Monday – #mailacardmonday.

Every Monday I plan to send out at least one card and I’m challenging everyone else to join me!


This was my mailbox when I was sending out Christmas cards – so I’m not sending out that many every Monday.  I’m challenging everyone to send out at least one card each Monday for the whole year!  That would be 52 cards.

Last week Monday was a holiday but I got my cards in the box – I had 4 go out last week. So they really went out on Tuesday but I had them in the box.  Today I mailed out 7 cards and had to resend one Christmas Card.


Throughout the week I make myself a little list of who I need to send cards to and then on Sunday’s I’m getting them together.  I really do love to decorate the envelopes.  So if I don’t already have a coordinated envelope I’m try to make those real quick on Sunday night.

Will you join me?  I’m posting on my Instagram and on my Facebook Page and Group.  Be sure to share a picture with me and a comment and let me know you are playing along.

Have a great day and let me know if you are playing along.  And post with the hashtag #mailacardmonday