Festive Farmhouse Jar – Day 3

One of my favorite things about the Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat is to surprise everyone with little gifts throughout the weekend.  For the Farmhouse theme there were tons of ideas online and in the stores.  I even managed to find the little red truck with a tree in the back – these were ornaments that I decided to use to make a little decor piece.  This idea is floating around online in a variety of places.

I actually used glue dots under the four tires of the truck to anchor in to the bottom of the jar.  Then sprinkled in some “snow” that I found at the store.  I decorated the lid with a circle of the Farmhouse Designer Series Paper and some of the striped burlap ribbon.  I added a simple tag made from banners and tied them on with the Farmhouse Cotton Twine. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas stamp set
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • 5/8″ Striped Burlap Trim
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Festive Farmhouse Cardstock Pack
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Triple Banner Punch
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Glue Dots
  • 1-3/4″ Circle punch
  • Layering Circle Framelits
  • Tear & Tape

This little jar makes a cute desk decoration or gift for a neighbor.  Enjoy!

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Farmhouse Christmas – Day 2

Moving on to day 2 of my Farmhouse Christmas projects from the Fall Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  I have another card for you.  It came from an idea from another demonstrator that is part of the Artisan Design team.  The Stampin’ Up! Artisan design team always give me lots of inspiration.  They are such a creative bunch and I’m excited to see the new team in 2019.  

This card has the beautiful Galvanized Metal paper with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder for a background – I just love the look of it.  The cute little house from the Farmhouse Christmas stamp set is perfect for the sentiment ” from our home to yours”.  The Cotton Twine is one of my favorites and the assortment has three colors – Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, and the Cherry Cobbler that I used here.  We have had this twine in the past in some other colors.  I was happy to see it back – it’s so soft!

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas stamp set
  • Farmhouse Framelits dies
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Thick card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper
  • Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • Black Memento Ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

On my supply list I don’t usually include the basics like Snail Adhesive, Paper Snips, and the Stampin’ Trimmer – those are things used pretty much on every project.  And I use my Simply Scored Tool for all my scoring.  If you’d like me to list the basics every time let me know. 

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The best of part of Retreat is the Pillow Gifts

For many of us the best part of a Retreat are the Pillow Gifts.  Wait – what is a pillow gift?  Well it is something that I learned from attending Stampin’ Up! events.  If you have the opportunity to go to a Stampin’ Up! incentive trip or other special event they leave gifts for you each night on your bed – so everyone calls them pillow gifts. 

That idea spilled over to regular events where roommates bring each other gifts when they room together at a Stampin’ Up! event.  And then it’s been carried over by many into retreats – where you get little gifts left on your table throughout the weekend.  I still tend to call them pillow gifts even though I don’t actually leave them on everyone’s pillow.  At my retreats I leave them on everyone’s table through out the weekend.  Just little fun surprises to delight everyone!  I love to create them and I think everyone loves to receive them!

I thought I’d share with you the pillow gifts from my Spring Retreat –

Pillow Gifts from the Spring 2018 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.

  • Magnetic personalized wooden letter
  • Tiny treat box with a chocolate truffle inside
  • Silver Gable box with Silver Baker’s Twine inside
  • Multi Purpose glue and holder
  • Cupcake box filled with a cupcake
  • Notepad and pencil

Plus this time everyone received the pink bag filled with supplies that they used on their Make&Takes with plenty of stuff left over to do what they wanted.  My next retreat will be this fall – be sure you are signed up for my email list so you will get the details when they are released.  It filled up fast this last time!

I had cupcakes made to coordinate with the Sweet Soiree Suite which is what I used for the theme the whole weekend.  They were supposed to look like the cupcakes on pages 10-11 of the Occasions Catalog.  The full suite of products is shown on pages 12-13 and quite a few things are retiring – so make sure you order them now before they are gone at the end of May! 

Supply list for the cupcake boxes:

  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (retiring)
  • Mini Pizza boxes
  • Window Sheets
  • Cake Soiree Bundle (the bundle is retiring but the stamp set and dies will be in the new catalog)
  • Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • White card stock
  • Calypso Coral & Berry Burst ink
  • Circle Framelits
  • Big Shot

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Fun with the Embellishment Kit

Did you get a chance to have fun with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment kit?  It’s part of the Sweet Soiree Suite of products in the Occasions Catalog and it’s on the Last-Chance list.  The little embellishments are perfectly coordinated to go with the Cake Soiree Stamp set, the coordinating Sweet Cake Framelits dies and the Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

My Spring 2018 Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat was themed with this whole bundle of products.  Everyone that attended received their own embellishment kit and one of our Make&Take projects was all about this little kit.

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit cards

I created a set of six cards for everyone to make with the supplies they received at the retreat.  All six featured parts of the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  The kit include die cuts with silver embellishments, vellum die cuts, washi tape, velvet ribbon and more. Here is a closer look at all six of the cards. Click on each image to see it close up. 

The Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat is held twice a year – Spring and Fall.  It is a fun weekend event in the North Georgia Mountains.  It’s one of my favorite events to host each year.  We enjoy time together, everyone works on their own individual projects and on the provided make&take projects.  We have games and prizes and fun all weekend long. 

Supply List

  • Sweet Soiree Cardstock Pack (retiring)
  • Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit (retiring)
  • Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper (retiring)
  • Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Cake Soiree Bundle (stamp set and dies) (bundle is retiring)
  • Silver Baker’s Twine
  • Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Silver Foil
  • Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
  • Classic Ink – Marina Mist (retiring), Berry Burst, Old Olive
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Powder Pink card stock
  • Doilies (retiring)
  • Silver Thread
  • Classic Label Punch
  • Big Shot Die-cutting machine

Many of the items in this Suite are retiring.  Be sure to get them before they are gone.  Order today in my online store –

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Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat


You won’t want to miss the Spring 2018 retreat – March 23-25, 2018!

Are you ready to get away from it all?  Leave behind the family, the laundry, the cooking, the cleaning and come join us for a fun Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  Come party with us at Skyview Mountain Cottage & Retreat in Ellijay, GA March 23-25, 2018.
Arrive on Friday – come set up your craft space, bring an appetizer to share with everyone on Friday evening for our dinner.  If you come before lunch – bring your own lunch.  We will have games and prizes on Friday night.  Make & Takes will be scheduled for Friday night and Saturday.  All meals included on Saturday, Sunday Breakfast and snacks.  Finish up on Sunday and pack up and head back home in the early afternoon.  We have Make & Take projects planned as part of the retreat – and everyone will receive a Goody Bag with supplies and extras.  And little surprises throughout the weekend!
Bring whatever creative projects you would like to work on.  You will have table space set up for the whole weekend – so bring your memory keeping, card making, laptop for Digital scrapbooking, Paper Pumpkin kits, jewelry making, knitting – the choice is yours.
The Cabin sleeps 18 people – 8 Built in Bunk beds, 4 traditional bunk beds, 2 twin beds, 1 queen bed and 1 king bed.
Every crafter will have their own table, with a comfy chair, an Ott Lite and more!
I will send out a schedule and list of what you need to bring in mid March to those that are registered.
This time we are offering EARLY BIRD PRICING – paid in full by Jan. 20th – $130.
Regular pricing – due by March 1st – $150
All fees non-refundable after March 1.
I will be ordering supplies and prizes March 2.
Reserve your spot today!
Click Here to get the registration form.

Email me today to let me know you plan to attend, then send in your registration and payment.  Thanks!

I hope to see you there!

Classes coming up

I thought I would add a post about some of my classes that I have coming up the next couple of months.  Due to some travel plans a few of my regularly scheduled classes have shifted a little bit.  I’m finishing up my September newsletter also so if you are on my email list you will be getting that today too.  If you live locally to me or are visiting in the area please join me for a class.  Grab a friend and come enjoy some crafting therapy and fun!

holiday catalog cover

Monthly Card Makers Class – this is a fun class for all levels of stampers – brand new to those that have been stamping for years.  It’s a flexible class where you get to choose the cards you make. Normally held the last Friday of the month. But I’ve had to move it for Sept and November.    Card Maker’s Class – September 15, October 27, November 17

Stamper’s Club – this is a monthly stamp club that meets at my house – try out brand new products, learn new techniques, and make cards and projects that are more involved.  Minimum order is required, and each member gets a turn to earn the hostess rewards.  Normally held the first Friday night/Saturday morning of the month.  But October and November are shifted.  Stamper’s Club – October 13/14, November 1

Paper Pumpkin Craft Night – a night to gather and work on our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits. If you are a subscriber bring your kit and join us.  If not you can come join and see what we are making or purchase one of the extra kits that I have with me.  Normally held the last Wednesday of the month.  Paper Pumpkin Craft Night – September 27, October 25, November 29.

Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat – a fun weekend retreat with your crafty friends.  Make & Takes, games & prizes, yummy food, and surprises throughout the weekend.  Held in the Spring and Fall. I still have open spots for fall – deadline to register is 9/10.  Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat Fall 2017 – September 29 thru October 1.



Watercolor Christmas Card Class – my first holiday class for this season.  Make 20 cards with a beautiful water colored look and gold accents.  All supplies included. This is a PREPAID class – fees due Oct. 1st.  Watercolor Christmas Card Class on October 14.


Christmas Card Stamp a Stack – join me for my popular Holiday stamp a stack class.  We will be using products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday catalog.  You’ll make a stack of cards all in one afternoon.  Take them home and mail them out to family and friends.  Christmas Card Stamp a Stack – October 28, November 26.

I hope you can join me for one of these classes or contact me to schedule your very own private class.  I can design a class to suit your and your friends.

See my entire calendar HERE – get more details on each event and RSVP.

Monika Davis – Stamping at Monika’s Place – Woodstock, Georgia.