Know that Today

Know that today a friend is thinking of you.  Isn’t that such a nice thing to say?  You could use it for so many different things.  It happens to be one of the stamps in the Part of My Story Sale-A-Bration stamp set.  And I’ve used it here on this card.

I made these cards as a swap for my January team meeting.  It’s full of some beautiful products that I love but a pretty simple looking card.  I’ve actually used three different Sale-A-Bration products on here – the Part of My Story stamp set for the greeting, the Organdy Ribbon, and the wood butterfly elements.  The Organdy Ribbon has turned out to be the most popular Sale-A-Bration item I think in all of Stampin’ Up! History and quickly sold right through the full supply plus two back up orders!  I’m still hoping that we might be able to get some more near the end of the Sale-A-Bration promotion so I’ll be keeping my eye open and post on my Facebook  page if that happens.  If it does it will sell out quickly again. 

One of the Occasions catalog product that I used was the cute Gingham Designer Paper which comes in five different colors.  And they match all those ribbons in that Organdy Ribbon pack.  You can could switch up the colors for this card and make a rainbow of them.  Another favorite new item I used was the Stitched Rectangle framelits.  I actually cut out a bunch of rectangles for a different card but the neat thing about these dies is they also add stitching on the outside part that creates the frame.  Nobody wants to waste cute frames so they became part of this card.

Supply List

  • #149719 Part of my Story stamp set (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149711 Butterfly Elements (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #149623 Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack (Sale-A-Bration 2019)
  • #148554 Gingham Gala 6×6 Designer Series Paper
  • #148551 Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies
  • #115318 Soft Suede Card stock
  • #147115 Soft Suede ink
  • #100730 Whisper White card stock
  • #143263 Big shot Die Cutting Machine
  • #103683 Mini Glue Dots

I’ve just returned from a trip to Michigan where I spent the weekend with some of the top demonstrators in the company.  We stamped and listened to several demo’s share their stories and business tips.  There are a ton of notes in my book and I’m excited to bring some new ideas to my team and my business.  If you have ever considered signing up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator or you have a really long wish list – this is the perfect time to join my team.  You get extra FREE products in your kit AND have the option to add this cute tote bag.  Visit my JOIN page to learn more and be a part of the PAWS team today!

We are growing a lot this year – with 8 new team members in the past month!

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code BNNC9A9C for January 2019.
Join my PAWS team here

It’s Coming are you ready?

On January 3rd – the annual Sale-A-Bration promotion is starting AND if you join my team you’ll have the option to include this functional Craft & Carry Tote Bag in your starter kit!  The Stampin’ Up! Trimmer and the grid paper will fit long ways in the center section.  That’s been a struggle for me when I go to retreats and events – my other bags aren’t long enough. 

During Sale-A-Bration there are three ways to get FREE Stampin’ Up! products

  • SHOP: Spend $50 (before tax and shipping), choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!  There is no limit.  Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100.
  • HOST: When you host a qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration, you get $25 more in free products! And you can even put that money toward the cost of your own Starter Kit!
  • JOIN: When you join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you get two Starter Kit options to choose from.  Both include $50 more in free products than usual.  Option 2 includes the exclusive Craft & Carry Tote (pictured above)

Learn more about my PAWS team – HERE

If you are local my next team meeting is on January 19th.  And we have an active Facebook group which you can be a part of no matter where you live! 

Have questions?  Send me an email and I’d be happy to answer them for you. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code DS9YWVDP for December 2018.
Join my PAWS team here

Join the Family

Today is the last day to join the Stampin’ Up! family and my PAWS team AND get a FREE set of ink pads.  That’s right a full set of 10 ink pads from the color collection of your choice – choose the Brights, the Regals, the Subtles, the Neutrals or the In-Colors.

You will get to add 10 free ink pads to your starter kit.  And you can put anything you want in your starter kit!  If your wish list is long then this is the time to join the family!  The Starter Kit is $99 (plus tax) and includes:

  • $125 in catalog product of your choice
  • business supplies – catalogs, orders forms, etc
  • a past Paper Pumpkin kit
  • FREE Shipping
  • BONUS – Free set of ink pads ends July 31, 2018

Read more about my PAWS team here.

Before I went on the Alaska incentive trip I had a weekend Getaway with my PAWS team.  We had a blast and I’ll be sharing the special pillow gifts I made for everyone at the event.  Each table had a name plate that I made using the Lined Alphabet set. 


Can you guess the theme I had going for this weekend?

I’d love to have you join the PAWS team and the Stampin’ Up! family.  Time is running out for the ink pad special – it ends July 31st.  You can always join my team at any time though. 

Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code FSYDU9M4 for July 2018.

Perennial Birthday Window Box

I’m back with another project using the Perennial Birthday stamp set.  Apparently I’m not good at spelling the word Perennial – I have to look it up every time.  So now I’ve added a book mark to my catalog for this week.  This project is one I actually made earlier this year when this set came out in the Occasions Catalog.  It’s still one of my favorite little boxes.

All the supplies are still available in our catalog except for the Dapper Denim card stock and ink that I used.  But this could easily be changed to Night of Navy or even the new Blueberry Bushel.  I water colored with an Aqua Painter to decorate the box and took my color combination from the kit box that the stamp set coordinated with.

Supply List

  • Perennial Birthday
  • Window Box Thinlits
  • Dapper Denim card stock (substitute a current blue if you don’t have this one)
  • StazOn Jet Black Ink
  • Calypso Coral ink
  • Dapper Denim ink (substitute a current blue if you don’t have this one)
  • Old Olive ink
  • Shimmery White card stock
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker
  • Gold Metallic Thread
  • Gold Faceted Gems
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

Fill this pretty box with yummy treats and give it to someone special – maybe gift it to a brand new recruit.  Did you see the amazing special for new recruits?  A free collection of brand new ink pads for everyone that joins in July.  You can join my team and then join me in November at the OnStage Live event in Orlando – it is going to be amazing!


Be sure to register for upcoming classes – just click on Registration under the Events tab.

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Register for classes here
Order online here – use hostess code FSYDU9M4 for July 2018.

What’s Happening This Week

Here is a look at what’s happening this week At Monika’s Place and at Stampin’ Up!

New Discounted Last-Chance Products

Get discounts on select retiring products. Visit my online store to see what items have been discounted.
Through May 31 or while supplies last. Plus look at the Clearance Rack while you are there for some deep deep discounts.

Remember my May Online ordering Hostess code is – EJB9FJAP – I’ll be sending a little surprise to all orders over $25 in product.


Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin is our monthly creative escape that comes straight to your door.  New subscribers that subscribe by May 10th will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June.  Learn more and JOIN today!


Share What You Love Promotion


We have three exclusive bundles available during the month of May.  The Share What You Love suite early release is a tribute to all the wonderful people who have made – and continue to make – Stampin’ Up! what it is today.

See the bundles click here ==> Share What You Love Bundles.


This Week At Monika’s Place

I’m heading to Ryan’s graduation this weekend so I don’t have any events this week.  Here is a look at what’s coming up – be sure to RSVP.

Cocktails & Card Making is Wednesday May 16 @ 7 pm at the Tavern at Towne Lake – RSVP here.

PAWS Team Meeting is Saturday May 19 @ 10 am – learn more about joining my Stampin’ Up! team here.

May Card Maker’s Class is Friday May 25 @ 10 am & 7 pm.

Paper Pumpkin Craft Night is Wednesday May 30 @ 6 pm at the Food Court at Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta.

RSVP for an event here


I hope you are having a great week!

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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?