Quick Little post

Today got away from me.  Mostly because I was focused on the route that my youngest son Ryan had to take to drive back to college.  We are in Georgia and he is going to Purdue University in Indiana.  So he drove from home to Chattanooga, to Nashville, to Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and then West Lafayette.  The problem was the snow storm coming across mostly through Kentucky.  Somehow I think he managed to miss most of the snow – he had some snow but not as much as I feared.  And my oldest flew home today back to Seattle – he flight was a little delayed and apparently there is some snow in Seattle too.  And then we have snow expected tomorrow so I’ve moved my stamp club to meet on Sunday afternoon instead of Friday and Saturday.

So on to this quick little project that I have – I wished I had shared it earlier with you.  But better late than never.  You can use this idea for next year.  It’s a little Santa Wish List project.  It was actually one of the little pillow gifts that I gave to the girls that came to my fall Stamp, Scrap, & Create Retreat.


I was planning to cut index cards to put on a ring but then I found these little index card rings at the store and just bought a whole bunch of them – saved me a ton of time!

I replaced the front and back cover.  The front cover is Real Red with a piece of Whisper White that I die cut with the Detailed Santa Thinlits and carefully glued down and trimmed to the size of the card.  I stamped the words using the Labeler Alphabet set and cut those out.  Then added Emerald Envy Ribbon to the ring.  Both the front and back are covered with a window sheet (you can’t really see it here since its clear!).

Anyway that’s all.  Now back to watching the weather……

Thanks for stopping by!



Happy 2017!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2017!

This last year was not a good blogging year for me.  Sorry about that.  I’m really hoping to blog more and consistently every week.  I have lots of stamping to share with everyone – I just haven’t been able to keep up with actually editing photos and writing blog posts.  I’m crossing my fingers that I can do MUCH better in 2017!


So Happy New Year!  This was a fun shaker card that we made at the Atlanta OnStage After Party event that I co-hosted back in November.  It was a fun evening with 50 demonstrators after the regular Stampin’ Up! Local event ended.  We had a scrumptious family style Italian dinner, demonstrations, make&takes, gifts and a special Q&A session with two of the Stampin’ Up! concept artists.  A great evening was had by all.

Here are some details on this card:

  • The front panel of the card was cut with the Large Number Framelits – I used the Thick Whisper White card stock so it would be sturdy.
  • The stamp set is It’s a Celebration from the Holiday Catalog – it’s still available through January 3rd.
  • Fireworks are stamped in Smoky Slate ink.
  • Add a piece of Window Sheet to the back of the die cut panel.  Then add the Foam adhesive strips around the entire panel and a strip above the die cut numbers.
  • The sequins are the Fancy Frost Sequins in the Holiday Catalog – available through January 3rd.
  • Stamp Happy New Year in Sweet Sugarplum ink on a strip of Whisper White – punch the end into a banner.
  • Staple a piece of Glitter Ribbon and a piece of Silver Sequin Trim to the end of the banner.

You can still take advantage of the Year-End Close out sale going on through January 3rd.  It’s the last day of the close-out sale and the last day of the Holiday catalog.  If you order on my website in the online store use the Hostess code – YUMGKRG7 when you check out.  All orders over $30 will receive a special gift from me!  I will send you 5 hand-made cards in January.
If your order is over $150 don’t use the hostess code – you can redeem Stampin’ Rewards on your order and I will still send you the cards



Thanks for visiting me today – I do hope that you will come back!


Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoy time with your family and friends today! I’ll have all of mine here at my house and I’m very thankful for that!

Happy Thanksgiving!



This is the Suite Seasons stamp set which is part of the sale through the end of November.

Monika Davis



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:

Thanks for stopping by today!


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!