Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Blog Hop.  This Blog Hop will run Friday Dec 30 thru Jan 1 so there is lot's of time to view all the stops.  If you have been following the hop in order you have just arrived from Paula's Blog where she wowed us with her projects made with the Edgelit Dies and matching Emboss Folders.  There are 16 stops on the hop and I am stop 3.  So if you are just begining with my blog be sure and hop all the way around till you come back to my blog so you won't miss any of the fantastic projects that have been designed for your viewing pleasure.  Ok on to my projects.  The stamp set I chose to showcase was "PS I Love You".  I just love making valentines so when I saw it I had to have it.
I chose to use some of the new DSP called Twitterpated for accents so my color choices were Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White. 

For my first card I chose to use the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Full Heart Punch, Modern Label Punch, Whisper White 5/8" Oraganza Ribbon, Basic Gray 1/4" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Gray and Riding Hood Red Inks, Sticky Strip and Dimensionals.
For my second card I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Boarder Punch, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, & 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches, Basic Rhinestones and Dimensionals.

For my last project I thought it would be fun to make a matching box for my 2nd card, so that's what I did.  So I used most of the same stuff as the card but added the Word Window Punch to make handles for my box.  I also used the Simply Score to make it.  I got the basic pattern for the box from Andrea Walford.  If you come back on Monday I'll post measurements on where to score to make the box.  So now you are ready to hop on over to Rhonda's Blog and see her amazing creations using the stamp set "Boardering on Romance".  Happy hopping everyone. ♥

Opening Night of UStamp with Dawn and Friends SCORE is Tonight!

Are you ready for fabulous projects made with Stampin' Ups! Simply Score Tool?  It's not to late to sign up for this round of UStamp.  Over 40 projects designed by the wonderful UStamp Crew.  I still can't believe that I get to be a part of this amazing team of designers.  WoOHoO I am so excited!  Besides the projects you will have asscess to the PDF's that you can save and use later, Chats with the designers and PRIZES!!!  Sign up today if you haven't already.  And please share your talents in the gallery.  You never know you might be the next guest desginer on UStamp!  Have a great day everyone.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snowman Head Pillow

This is the gift I made for our Ladies Fellwoship Christmas party at Church.  I always enjoy this party.  We are to put a scripture on the oputside of the box giving a hint as to whats inside.  So much fun.

Monday, December 5, 2011

UStamp Blog Hop 2011 - Up On the Roof Top - Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is Mickey Roberts!  Mickey please e-mail me you home addy or leave it here.  I'd like to thank everyone for hopping with us and I do hope that you'll get some use out of the pdf's that we created for you.  See you soon.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

UStamp Blog Hop 2011 - Up On the Roof Top - Buttons and a Bow

Hellooo everyone and welcome to UStamp with Dawn and Friends Blog Hop 2011 - Up On the Rooftop Blog Hop.  We are sooo happy that you have decided to join us for a super creative and fun hop.  EEkk I am so excited about this hop because it ROCKS! or maybe I should say it HOPS!  You might think well what is so special about this blog hop, well...there is a link at the bottom of my post that will take you to the home page for the hop where you can download all of the PDF's for every single project for FREE!  It's a Christmas Gift from Dawn and the rest of us at UStamp. So are you ready?  Here we go.  If you have been following the Hop in order you have just come from Caroline Colgan's blog where she created the cutest little Owl Pop-Up card for your viewing pleasure.  For my project I chose to alter a picture frame with Stampin' Up"s! Berry Bouquet Buttons.  So here we go.

This was a super fun project,  I think it took me more time to decide how I wanted to put the buttons on it than to glue them down.  I then added some bling and a bow, cut out a J & Y in Red Glitter Paper and added a felt Holly wreath and ta-da!
Here's my matching card and envelope...
and here is the set.  I'm so glad you decided to hop with us.  As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!!
Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a great goodie bag of current Stampin' Up! products. I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!
AND there's MORE...LOTS MORE!!
You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!! See the blinkie below to access the FREE Blog Hop Website.

In the Spirit of the Holiday Season, you have the opportunity to get in on "Special Holiday Pricing" for the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! SCORE!! Event. The Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool is HOT STUFF and SCORE!! will feature 40+ projects, all created using the Simply Scored Tool. SCORE!! is a MUST NOT MISS Event!! See the blinkie below to join and get in on the Early Bird savings.

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Everyone that joins the new and exciting upcoming event - SCORE!! - with "Special Holiday Pricing" will be entered into a Drawing to win 1 of 3 FREE Passes for an ENTIRE YEAR of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!


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AND last but certainly not least, it's time to hop on over to the next Designer's Roof Top, so please click below for NEXT BLOG, where you will find Tammy ready to share a delightful Holiday project with you.
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Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you and your family have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snow Much Fun

Today's share is a snowman card I made CASing a swap I got at the Louisville Kentucky Regionals from Donna Schneidtmiller.  I did change it a little but the basic idea was hers.  We made this card for a make-n-take at one of my workshops.  See you next time. Have a great day!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Tags

 Here's a shot of the Christmas Tags I made for a swap over at Stampin' Addicts.  I can't wait to see what everyone else made!!!
I really think this Christmas DSP is starting to grow on me.  I think (gasp) that I actually like it!  I made the tag using the Two Tag Die and Big Shot.  Love that die.  Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"O"val Christmas Tree (My First Round Project for UStamp Knock Out Punches!)

I had so much fun designing this round for Ustamp.  I love all our punches that Stampin' Up!  I came up with a Christmas Tree for my project using our large Oval punch and a stryofoam cone.  Add a trunk and some decor and you are done.
 I made the little presents using the Double Petal Punch and tags were made with the Jewelry Tag Punch.
And of course Dawn always wants us to make a matching card and Envy.  If you'd like to get the directions to this projects and 39 more projects, just click on the blinkie and it will tell you how.  Cost is $24.95 for the tutorials to all projects including step by step instructions plus lots of other fun stuff, like live chats with the design team and Dawn.  Have a great day!  and check back soon.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What I Demo'd at the Louisville, Ky regionals

 I demo'd how to make the small Resses Pumpkin for 2 1/2 hours!  I didn't think I could do it, but it was actually very fun and had exactly enough Resses in the bag to finish.  Then on my display board I had some bigger pumpkins that I made using the BS and the scallop Circle Dies.  So fun!
 Shot of the memo pad open.  Any of these would make a great gift for a friend or family member.
 and then I should a few people at the end of the day how to make these super easy pop up cards.
The magic is all in that little paper box in the middle of the card.  Did I say super easy?  yes they are!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by my both that day to watch me demo, I appreciated it and had so much fun meeting you.   Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Beautiful Swap Card

Isn't this card drop dead gorgeous!  This is a card I received swapping with designers over at UStamp.  Julia Leece created this card for the swap and I'm the lucky one who got to swap with her.  I have to get some of that specialty paper she used for it. So rich and beautiful!  Thanks Julia, great job!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Come join us! The next Round of UStamp "Knockout Punches" - Worldwide Championships 2011!! begins in just a few short days November 4th.  and wait till you see the projects we have created for you!  They are diffently all Knock Outs!
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Knockout Punches will be focusing on showcasing Stampin' Up! Punches from the USA/Canada 2011 - 2012 Idea Book & Catalog as well as the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog!! Obviously not all punches are available in all the Stampin' Up! countries, so Designers from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand will be showcasing the Punches available in both the USA and International countries.
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Shelli's Birthday Card

 Shelli Gardner the cofounder of Stampin' Up turned 50 this month and we demonstarters were ask to send in cards for her.  So this is the card I sent her.  I know yes Spice Cake DSP!  I love this paper!!! Anyway this is a shadow box card.  I received a swap at convention using this kind of card with a snowman on it.
The Simply Score makes this a super easy and fun card to make.  Thanks for stoping by!  See you soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spice Cake Shutter Card

 I had so much fun making this card for the last Ustamp Swap around the World. It was so easy to make and you know why?  Because Stampin' Up! finally has a scoring tool called Simply Score.  I have waited a long time for a scoring tool and I waited patiently for Stampin' Up! to come out with one and I am so glad I did.  I love that it has markers that you can use to mark where you want to score and a holder for your scoring tool.  Thank you Shelli it was worth the wait!
I took a flat shot of the card so you could see what it looks like before you fold it all up.  I think it's pretty just like this.  I love our Spice Cake DSP.  It's just "happy " paper and I can't seem to get enough of it.  Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come back!  I'm going to be giving away some blog candy next week to celebrate my 100,000 hits that I've had.  So check back.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop 2011. If you have been hopping along in order, you just had the treat of seeing Shelleys's Beautiful creations she made using the Beautiful Butterflies Die at stop # 13.  I can't wait to try some of her great ideas!  So here at stop #14 I am going to show you some projects made with the Two Tags Die. So sit back and have some fun as we look at some Halloween Treats.  EEEKkkk!
Here is a group shot of my projects that I made.  In the front is a candy bar holder, to the back a card with a magnetic bookmark, a money holder, and a gift card holder.  The DSP I used is called Frightful Sight and the Stamp set Batty for You.  I've started to use Black Stazon most of the time instead of Basic Black ink becasue it just gives a deeper black color to the image.
So the magnetic bookmark comes off like this for an extra treat. :)  Here is a little tip.  Use dimensional to pop up the top layer of the front of your card, then you can just slip the bookmark in between the layers.   Love our new Black polkadot ribbon!
This is fun little gift card holder. Who wouldn't like to get a treat like this?...I seem to be addicted to fraying ribbon. lol But it is so fun to do and I love the look it gives a project.

Here are the other two treat holders.  The Batty one holds a Mini Hershey Candy Bar and well then as you can see a money holder.  Now this one would also be cute tied around a bottle of water with a drink mix tucked inside.  And here is the BIG news!  If you join Stampin' Up! this month you'll receive a FREE big Shot or $100 worth of FREE Stampin Up! stuff.  Hurry and call your demo today!  What a deal!  Well that's all I've got so I guess it's time to "hop" on over to Tanya's Blog and see the cute things she has made with the Buttons #5 Die.  Thanks for stopping by!