New Catalog Product Shares

With the start of a new catalog it is fun to see, touch, and feel all the new products.  But buying everything is way to costly.  So a solution is to participate in a product share.  I’m hosting three product shares for the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.  You can sign up for my Ribbon Sampler, the Embellishment Share, or the Paper Share.  The details for each one is below.  Sign up for one, two or all three.  You can now register and pay directly through my blog – REGISTER HERE.

You must register and prepay to be a part of the share.  I plan to place the orders on July 1st at the latest.  If the Ribbon and Embellishments fill sooner I will place those orders in June.  After the products have shipped and I have received them I will divide them up for everyone in the share group and notify you when they are ready.

2018 Ribbon Sampler

$45 each (for local pickup)

There are many new ribbons in the brand new 2018-2019 Annual – various styles and colors.  For this Sampler you will get a 2 yards of each new ribbon except the Leaf Ribbon, Tea Room Ribbon and Metallic Ribbon you will get 1 yard.  It’s a total of 49 yards of ribbon – 27 different ones.  You can get a sample of every ribbon and see and feel it to know what you need for your projects. 

  • Leaf Ribbon – 1 yard
  • 1/8” Cord – 2 yards each of Black, Gold
  • ¼” Mini Striped Ribbon – 2 yards each of Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Poppy Parade
  • 3/8” Cotton Ribbon – 2 yards Real Red
  • 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon – 2 yards each of Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch
  • 5/8” Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon – 2 yards each Very Vanilla, Whisper White
  • ½” Textured Weave Ribbon – 2 yards each of Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite
  • 3/8” Mini Ruffled Ribbon – 2 yards each Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
  • ½” Satin Ribbon – 2 yards Black
  • ¼” Velvet Ribbon – 2 yards Rich Razzleberry
  • Tea Room 1/8” Ribbon – 1 yard each of Very Vanilla/Copper, Coastal Cabana/Copper
  • Metallic Ribbon – 1 yard each of ¼” Petal Pink, 1/8” Shaded Spruce


2018 Embellishment Share

$35 each (for local pickup)

There are many new embellishments in the brand new 2018-2019 Annual.  For this Share you will get a sample of all the new embellishments in the catalog – 17 different embellishments in various colors and sizes.  They will be packaged in a stamp case.You can get a sample so you can see and feel them to know what you need for your projects.

  • Faceted Dots – 4 colors in 3 sizes
  • Glitter Enamel Dots – 4 colors in 4 sizes
  • Best Route Enamel Shapes – 5 colors in 5 shapes
  • Share What You Love Artisan Pearls – 5 colors
  • Metallic Pearls – Gold and Silver
  • Red Rhinestone Jewels
  • Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems – 4 designs
  • Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins – 2 colors in 2 sizes
  • Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins – 5 colors
  • Brads – 4 colors in 3 sizes
  • Candle Embellishments – 2 colors
  • Leaves Trinkets – 2 colors in 2 designs
  • Blossoms Elements – 3 colors
  • 2017-2019 In Color Flower Buttons – 5 colors
  • Tinted Faceted Buttons – 3 colors in 2 sizes
  • Tropical Elements – 2 designs
  • 2018-2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips – 5 colors


2018 Paper Share

$27 (for local pickup)

There are 14 brand new packs of Designer Series Paper included in this share from the brand new 2018-2019 Annual.  For this Share you will get a 6×6” sample of all the new designs.You can get a sample so you can see in real life each paper to know what you need for your projects.  

  • Tea Room Specialty Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Broadway Bound Specialty Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Share What You Love Specialty Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Twinkle Twinkle Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Under the Mistletoe Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Nature’s Poem Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Petal Promenade Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Animal Expedition Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Best Route Paper – 6 double-sided designs
  • Garden Impressions 6×6” Paper – 12 double-sided designs
  • Tropical Escape 6×6” Paper – 12 double-sided designs
  • 2018-202 In Color 6×6” Paper – 10 double-sided designs (2 designs in 5 colors)
  • 2017-2019 In Color 6×6” Paper – 10 double-sided designs (2 designs in 5 colors)


REGISTER HERE for Product Shares

*** Prices are for pickup, shipping is additional.  Please contact me for shipping direct to you if you are unable to pick up at my studio in Woodstock, GA.

I look forward to sharing these wonderful products with you!

At Monikas Place Signature

It’s Graduation weekend!

It’s Graduation weekend at Purdue University.  And my youngest son, Ryan, will be graduating with his Bachelor’s degree on Friday night.  We are traveling to Indiana to be there.  The last one is done with college.  It seems like yesterday he was just starting school.  He has big plans for the summer – working for Facebook – and then back to school for one more year to finish a Master’s degree.  Saturday there will be a little graduation party for Ryan and his girlfriend Emily at her parents house.  I offered to make some table decorations.  We are driving up so I thought I could carry these with us in the car.  I’m hoping they travel well. 

I have the wine boxes from Sam’s to take them in – you know the ones with the sections so the bottles to clang together.  I’ve been saving and collecting all different kinds of wine bottles the last couple of months.  I had friends save some for me too.  Then I washed and removed all the labels and foil.  I bought gold spray paint to paint them – I spent last week doing all that.  I was hoping to use the Stampin’ Up! number framelits dies but they were a bit too small for this project.  Instead I printed out large numbers on some paper and then cut them out.  Next I traced them on the back of some Gold Glimmer Paper and then cut them out by hand.  I did two sets – and I picked a really basic font so they weren’t bad to hand cut. 

I tried just some long wooden skewers but they were too short so I found some balloon sticks at that were longer.  They were white so I also spray painted those gold.  I used the mini glue dots to attach my glitter numbers to the top of each stick.  To finish each number I used a combination of sequins and ribbon to tie to the base of each number.  I had to go to my retired stash because I didn’t have enough ribbon to do all 8 bottles. 

I hope the kids and the party guests like these decorations.  These would also work for New Year’s celebration or an anniversary celebration.  Just adjust the numbers as needed for your event. 

Supply List

  • Gold Glimmer Paper (retiring)
  • Gold Mini Sequin Trim
  • Black Mini Sequin Trim
  • Basic Black Shimmer Ribbon
  • Mini Glue Dots

I also used some gold cord and some gold ribbon that were previously retired.  We do have a gold cord coming in the new catalog that starts in June.  And a new Gold Glimmer paper coming too – they made some changes to it so the current ones are retiring. 

I can’t wait to see my boy graduate!  He was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Assistant award a couple of weeks ago.  And he was on the Dean’s list again.  I’m a proud mama for sure. 

Thanks for visiting today.

At Monikas Place Signature

A Quick Holiday Treat

I have a super quick Holiday Treat idea for you today.  And this one would be easy to adapt for other occasions too – and other colors.  I used Lindor Truffles – I used the red ones and the gold colored ones for this treat.


I put two truffles in a cello bag – its’ the 3″ x 6″ sized in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I tied it shut with a piece of Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog.  Tie a knot first.  Then add a wood star from the Hearts & Stars Elements in the Annual Catalog.  There are three sizes of stars and hearts that are open.  The one I used here is the largest star.  And there are 6 of each one in the package along with solid ones. – 72 total pieces.  I also added a piece of the Gold Mini Sequin Trim – also in the Annual Catalog.  Then finish your bow.

That’s it.  If you wanted you could add a stamped tag – but I didn’t.  These were the little gifts at my last stamp a stack class.

If you need to order supplies you can do that right HERE.

Have a great day!


Fun Pencils

This was a quick and easy project that I made for the girls on my SU Demo Getaway weekend.  I was shopping in the Target Dollar Spot one day (well maybe they don’t call it that anymore) and saw some fun pencils that looked like our SU colors – they were Emerald Envy, Blushing Bride and Basic Black.  I picked up a bunch of them to use as a little “pillow” gift for the getaway weekend.  Here is what I did with them.


I put three pencils in one of the 6×8 cello bags and stapled it shut.  The pencils are about as tall as the bags so I pushed them to one side at the top and stapled as close as I could get so that it would hold them in there.

Then I wanted to decorate the bag with a fun tag.  I decided the Pick a Pattern Designer Paper was a perfect fit and grabbed one of the Emerald Envy patterns and one of the Basic Black patterns – I cut those into strips and punched with the Triple Banner Punch.  I also cut a strip of Blushing Bride card stock and punch the end of it.  I stamped on the card stock with the Pieces & Patterns stamp set.  I also grabbed little bits of ribbon in the coordinating colors – Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding, Blushing Bride Double-Stitched Ribbon and some Black Mini Sequin Trim.  I stapled all those together at the top of my bag.

To finish the tag I stamped a bunch of the bears on Watercolor Paper and water-colored them in with some Sahara Sand ink.  Then I fussy cut the bear and attached him with a mini Stampin’ Dimensional.

Aspen was helping with the bears!


Not really he was just sleeping next to me and I wondered how many bears I could lay on him before he noticed.  The answer is 6 – just 6.  Then he looked up at me like what is going on here.

I love fun pencils and have lots of different ones.  I pretty much write everything in pencil – because then I can erase mistakes or when things change.  My calendar would be a mess if I didn’t write things in pencil.  Do you use a pencil or mostly write with a pen?

Have a great day!


56 Brand New Stampin’ Up! Ribbons

At my Catalog Kickoff event I had a display of all the brand new Stampin’ Up! Ribbons, Trims and Twine.  I actually bought a roll of every one.  And then I thought I should do a video to show them to everyone that couldn’t come to the kickoff or that doesn’t live local to me.  They are so much better in real life than they are in the photos in the catalog.  And while the video isn’t exactly real life – you can’t touch them – you can see them a little bit better than just looking at the little photo in the catalog.


I took a couple of photos after arranging them in rainbow order – I had all the like styles together while I shared them in the video.


And here is the video.  If you are reading this in an email you may need to click through to my blog or YouTube to see the video.  And while you are there be sure to sign up for my YouTube channel so you know when I post a new one.

I hope you like seeing all the new ribbon.  Which one is your favorite?

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Thanks for visiting today!


Ribbon Share for the new Catalog


These are just a few of the lovely new ribbons in the upcoming catalog!

2017-2018 Ribbon Share Sampler  $35 each
There are 56 new ribbons in the 2017-2018 catalog – many styles and colors. 
For this Ribbon Share Sampler you will get 1 yard of each new ribbon except Baker’s Twine you will get 2 yards.

½” Gingham Ribbon – 2 colors
¼” Double-Stitched Ribbon – 3 colors
¼” Ombre Ribbon – 3 colors
3/8” Classic Weave Ribbon – 3 colors
Mini Sequin Trim – 3 colors
3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon – 4 colors
¼” Stitched-Edge Ribbon – 4 colors
½” Finely Woven Ribbon – 5 colors – new InColors
¼” Copper Trim
3/8” Shimmer Ribbon – 4 colors
1/8” Sheer Ribbon – 4 colors
3/8” Mini Chevron Ribbon – 3 colors
Baker’s Twine – 3 colors
Solid Baker’s Twine – 3 colors
5/8” Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – 4 colors
3/8” Metallic-Edge Ribbon – 2 colors
3/8” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – 5 colors

Pick up at my house – to have it shipped to you will add $7.20 – shipped flat rate priority in a padded envelope.
Prepaid by May 31st.  I’ll be ordering on June 1 – then once I receive the order I’ll divide the ribbon and let you know when it is ready for pick up.  It may take some time to cut and package all the ribbon but my goal is to be done by mid June.

If the first group fills I’ll start a second group and order once it fills.  These are groups of 10.  I currently only have enough of the Copper Trim for the first 10 people.  The rest will be backordered and potentially not be available until July.  It’s been very popular among the demonstrators during our pre-order period!

Contact me to participate.

Have a great day!