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12 Days of Holiday Sales

12 Days of Holiday SalesDates: December 11-22, 2009 For 12 days only, you can get discounts on select Big Shot dies and materials. See below for complete offering.Things to Remember:The sale begins Friday, December 11, 2009, and ends Tuesday, December 22, 2009.Items must be ordered by December 15, 2009, in order to arrive in time for Christmas.Discounts range between 15-25 percent. All items on sale will be posted on the first day of the promotion and can be purchased for all 12 days.There are no quantity limits.There are no qualifiers to receive the discount.For online orders, discounts will be reflected in the "regular price"; "catalog price" will show the non-discounted price.Product Offering:ItemPage #DescriptionRegular PriceDiscounted Price114515195Flower Burst Embosslits die$11.95$8.96114516195Cherry Blossom Embosslits die$11.95$8.96115957195Thanks Embosslits die$11.95$8.96114513195Sweetest Stem Embosslits die$11.95$8.96115952195Hi Embosslits die $11.95$8.961…

Open House on Saturday

Crafters -

My Open House is THIS Saturday, December 12th. There will be a make-and-take card from 2p-3p. I'll have retired stamp sets and papers available for sale.

WAIT until you see the new CLEAR MOUNT stamp sets in the catty! I couldn't wait - I ordered one - you'll LOVE it! I have received my batch of NEW mini and Sale-a-Bration catties too! You'll fall in LOVE with all the new things that are available. And the new punch design - WOW!

Hope to see you on Saturday!

12 Days of Holiday Sales!!!

12 Days of Holiday Sales!The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begins on Friday, December 11th! This promotion is designed to work with online ordering, but it is available on all order types. Don't forget to pick a demonstrator if you are ordering online. Me? Well, yes! I'm available - pick me!
You won't want to miss this sale with many never-before-discounted items!

Dormant Stamp Sets Discontinued on January 4, 2010

Crafters -
The following stamp sets will be discontinued on January 4, 2010. Contact me to order yours before they are GONE FOREVER!
Item Number Stamp Set 113407 Back Woods 114492 Beautiful Baby 114486 Birthday Wish 113200 Branch Out 114496 Celebrations 113732 Central Park 113206 Classic Sketches 113226 Classy & Fabulous 114498 Flowers in Silhouette 113405 Font of You 113216 For the Bride 114494 Forever 109425 Friend by Definition 114488 Fun Flowers 113716 Garden Greetings 114490 Glad Friends 111580 Grand Soiree 113242 Hit the Road 113710 Lexicon of Leaves 113236 Man's Best Friend 114423 Ocean Commotion 113728 Playful Petals 109276 Polka Dot 111544 Putt Putt 113240 Quilt Quips 113754 Really Retro 113403 Sip by Sip 113726 Sweet Stems 113250 That's Funny 113688 Wonderful Watercolors 114028 Para la novia 114032 Acuarelas Maravillosas

Stampin'Up! Online Extravaganza is HERE!!!!

WOW!!! Have you been online yet? WOW!!!

Stampin'Up! announced they were going to do this "Online Extravaganza" from November 23rd through November 30th and that more details would be posted on November 23rd. I just went online to find out the details - again WOW!!!

They have card bundles, they have scrapbooking bundles, they have stamp sets, punches. They have 30% off, 40% off and even 50% off! Who doesn't love a good sale like this?! Especially before Christmas!

You have a couple of choices. You can place the order online, make sure you select a demonstrator so you can receive the "preferred pricing" (yes, you can select me!) and place your order through the Stampin'Up! online store. The other option is to contact me directly with your order and I can place your order. If you go through me, I can have your order shipped (to you or to me) and you will still receive the extra freebies you get when you place an order through me. It is whatever is convenient …

Online Extravaganza begins TOMORROW

Due to the busyness of this time of year, Stampin'Up! is offering an "Online Extravaganza" from November 23rd (TOMORROW!!) through November 30th. The orders will need to be placed through the online store.

More information will be posted tomorrow on the SU! site. (Remember you'll save money by selecting a demonstrator.)

Call or email me if you have any questions.

Open House

I have scheduled an Open House of sorts at my home on Saturday, December 12th, from 2pm until 4pm. I will have a "make-and-take" card for you to complete if you arrive between 2pm and 3pm. I will also have out my retired stamp sets and papers. (I cannot sell the items that are currently listed in the Holiday Mini, those are current until the next Idea Book and Catalog comes out in July!).

I will also have the new Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration (SAB) brochures available for you to look through. Don't forget, SAB begins on January 5th and continues through March 31st! Contact me if you have any questions about SAB - basically, for each $50 merchandise order that is placed during those dates, you can earn free merchandise. The SAB products are only available until March 31st. After that, they are gone - Stampin'Up! only makes those products available during this limited time. If you are thinking about becoming a demo, SAB is the best time to sign up too -…

Thanksgiving Card

We really have so much to be thankful for, don't we? I don't usually send out Thanksgiving cards, but this year - well I actually made a few of them. I used a couple of retired SU! stamp sets - Grand Cornucopia and Country Blessings. Also used the new set Teeny Tiny Wishes - LOVE how that set works with the word window punch!!!! Fits perfectly! YEAH!

The inside of the card says "Give thanks and in all things be grateful." That really should be my new mantra...


Here are some of the cards I have been working on this past month. The Christmas card with the trees is the one we did at Scrapbooking night for the shut-ins. The purple birthday card is one we are going to do THIS Friday evening. The other two are ones that I did at Summerville today. In September, Geneva and Nina went with me to make albums at Summerville. Today, Tom met me at Summerville and helped! Aren't friends wonderful?!

Crafts Fair

WOW! Has it really been that long since I posted? Whew! I better get hoppin' huh? :)

Actually, I have been getting ready for a Crafts Fair. As many of you know, I participate in an annual Crafts Fair at Cypress Wesleyan. This year, it is on Saturday, November 7th. I'll be there from 9a-3p. I will have a few (or maybe more) of my retired stamp sets and retired papers for sale at the sale.

I'll have plenty of cards and gifts available too. Hope to see you there!

Notebooks for kids!

Made these notebooks for my son's birthday celebration. I placed each child's initial on his or her notebook and used the Top Note Die for the bag topper. Handwrote each child's name on the topper. The LOVED the notebooks, but the bubble gum was the BIG hit! :) So easy, so fast, so useful!

If you'd like to make this type of notebook for YOUR use, contact me!

Dames Challenge/Contest Winner

I issued a Challenge/Contest to my downline - we are called Dawn's Dames. The Challenge/Contest was to use the sketch provided by Stampin'Up! in our monthly Stampin'Success magazine. Each of the Dames was eligible to win an incentive stamp from my "stash."

WINNER ALERT! Pam Sargent designed this card and used all SU! products, including the scallop punch, ribbon, pretties kit and more!

WAY TO GO PAM! I'm SURE your granddaughter will LOVE receiving this card (I know I would) - what a cheerful and happy card!

Job well done, Pam - thanks for sharing your gifts and talents with all of us!

I wonder what our next Dames Challenge/Contest will be... hmmm....

At the Detroit airport

For those in the stamping community, you know we help each other out. When I boarded my return flight from Salt Lake City to Detroit - a fellow demo helped me find space in an overhead compartment for my carry on. Demos were talking and chatting throughout the plane. Belinda Ellsworth, the guest speaker, was also on the airplane. A good time was had by all!

AND when I arrived at the Detroit airport, I saw another fellow demo had several bags. One of them was LAST year's Convention bag, which I also have and LOVE! Anyway, I walked with her to get one of those carts. You will NEVER guess who it was. I had only seen her work on one of the on-line groups that I belong to. AND after arriving home, I found that she and another demo also had won the Heart of Stampin'Up! Award for their work with the SUDDEN_response network (SUDDEN_response is a group of almost 300 demonstrators who stand ready to reach out and help other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who've had major damage and …

Convention 2009 Final Day

Well today was the last day. Geneva and I made some wonderful friends these past few days and received some WOW! swap cards. Geneva brought 50 card fronts to swap and I brought a total of 110 card fronts (those 2 designs - see post earlier this week).
We met these two lovely ladies from New Hampshire on Wednesday evening. Because there are SO many demos here, total strangers were sharing tables at the restaurants. Of course, if you are a stamper, you are NEVER a stranger! :)
AND with Dawn and Shannon's help (our new friends), we sat 3 rows from the stage yesterday and 6 rows from the stage today! Here's a picture of us (left to right is Dawn, Shannon, Geneva, and me - also Dawn!). Yup - this is the same stage that Shelli was on too!
Looking forward to coming home tomorrow. My flight is oversold according to the airline's website, so... let's hope I arrive home tomorrow! :) Geneva and I are on separate flights tomorrow.
Can't wait to share all the news with you this mon…

More Convention Pictures

You are going to have to lean your head to the right to view the new Stampin'Up! Build-a-Bear. Isn't she adorable! The little stamp, only available with the bear, says "life without stamps...unbearable!" And the ribbon is one of the InColors. The other pictures are from Memento Mall and our bags with our stamping supplies. I'll post more tomorrow. Enjoy for now!

Convention Pictures

As promised, here is an update from Salt Lake City. You should see our "ride" - a Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup Truck - Geneva and I are "stylin'!"
Here are some pictures. I'll post our Memento Mall purchases later tonight!

Convention Swap Cards

So, here are my 2009 Convention cards - what do you think? Still up, yes it is 11:00pm the night before Convention and I am still packing! Who'd-a-thunk?

The green card uses the Top Note Die - and is SO STINKIN' EASY! I used Sage Shadow Craft Ink with clear embossing powder on the front of the card. And used Handsome Hunter ink on the back of the card. A gift card fits very nicely in this card. (For those that attended the second class for the Christmas in July class - this card should look familiar to you. I modified it slightly for my Convention swaps.)

The robot card uses Bravo Burgundy, Basic Gray, Basic Black and Naturals White papers. I did a little watercoloring, some brads, pop-dots and viola! A kid's card (ok, maybe for adults too...).

We are picking Geneva up at 4:45 am for our EARLY morning flight. We should be in Salt Lake City around lunchtime.

I'll post more tomorrow. Have a GREAT day and enjoy!


Stampers -

I will be headed to Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday for my second Convention with Stampin'Up! I will be bring my netbook and will be posting while in Utah. Please check for updates while I'm there!

The new mini is effective September 1st, please call or email me if you'd like a copy. There are new sets, a couple of new HOSTESS sets, and some GREAT new stuff in it (all I'm gonna say is "Build a Bear").

Call or email me to set up a workshop!


Here are a few of the cards that I made for my Quarterly Downline meeting.The Petite Pansies card (Birthday Wishes in Old Olive) can also be seen on page 170 of the Idea Book & Catalog. One of the BEST selling points for the Simply Sent Card Kits - the design is already done for you - I think that is the hardest part. This card will be part of the Shoebox Swap.The Herb Expressions card (Thyme card with butterfly) uses some of the new InColors - Melon Mambo, Soft Suede (LOVE IT!), and the new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. This card will be part of the Shoebox Swap.The last card is the card front I did for our swap. Again, I'm using another design from the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, but this time I paired it with Pale Plum and Rich Razzleberry - you should see how great it looks IRL. Don't you love how the Word Window punch fits perfectly with the new Modern Label punch? Me too!Enjoy!

Christmas in July Card Class

Crafters -

The cards are all ready to go for 12pm! We will be embossing, we will be using pastels (chalks), we will be using punches, ribbon, eyelets, brads - you name it and it is probably on ONE of the EIGHT card designs!

14 hours and counting...

See you soon!

Christmas in July - 12p-2p FULL CLASS

Crafters -

The class from 12p-2p is now full! There are still openings in the 3p-5p class.

IF you are currently scheduled for the 12p-2p class and would like to transfer to the 3p-5p class, let me know. Both classes WILL be offered.

Remember, we will be doing different cards at each of the classes. For example, one of the cards featured in the 12p-2p class will be a free-standing pop-up card (make SURE you bring sticky strip). The 3p-5p class will feature a pocket card using the Top Note die cut, exclusive to Stampin'Up! (again - sticky strip will be needed for this project too!). BOTH classes have GREAT card designs, if I do say so myself. :)

You will need to bring plenty of your regular adhesive (I recommend SIX). Sometimes the tape runners break, glue sticks run dry, or you just get a "bad" one. This is the REGULAR ADHESIVE NOTthe Sticky strip - you will only need a small amount of the Sticky Strip. If you have a partial roll, you should be fine.

Look forward to seeing yo…

Happy Independence Day!

Crafters -

Today is Independence Day. Please celebrate (responsibly, of course! ) and enjoy your families and friends.

If you get a chance this weekend, feel free to make a Patriotic card - there are a NUMBER of veterans, current military members, friends, and families who would enjoy receiving a handmade card.

Here is a beautiful poem, about our U.S. Flag, penned by Ruth Apperson Rous, entitled "I am the Flag". With so many flying their flags this weekend, I felt it included such nice thoughts that I would share it with you. I hope you enjoy reading it:

To so many, our U.S. Flag represents our freedoms and the men and women who so proudly serve so that we may celebrate those freedoms.

Thank you to all for everything you do!

Book Your Workshop for July and Receive...

Book your workshop for July and receive this GREAT 6-card set! You will receive 6 cards using the Level 3 Hostess Set - Kind & Caring Thoughts, the NEW InColors cardstock, the NEW InColors Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon, and the NEW Razzleberry Lemonade DSP. You must book your workshop by July 15th and the workshop must be closed out by July 31st to receive this card set. (The Razzleberry Lemonade DSP pattern may vary with your card set and the markers are not included.)

Did you notice? INCOLOR MARKERS! WOO-HOO! No more blender pens and ink refills.

Book your workshop now!

Christmas in July Card Class

Crafters -

The card classes are starting to fill up. Please remember to send me a note with your check about which embossing powder you want, when you sign up for BOTH classes.

Because these cards a little more involved, I am closing the class when I reach 8 paid participants. Card kits will be available after that.

Hope to see you on the 18th! Remember, you must RVSP by Wednesday, July 1st in order to receive the FREE embossing powder. Your payment is your RSVP.

Happy Stamping!

Thoughts and Prayers Cards

Crafters -

Here are the cards we made today for the Thoughts and Prayers card class. We also made a box so that this can be given as a gift. It is NEVER too early to start working on Christmas gifts. :)

You can click on the photo to enlarge the card. All cards used SU! Very Vanilla, Kraft and Not Quite Navy cardstock.

We had a LOT of fun with this class. Hope you can join us for the next one!

Christmas in July DETAILS

Crafters -

Are you ready to make Christmas cards?

As I promised earlier in the week, here are the details for the Christmas in July classes. These will be offered on Saturday, July 18th, and are currently scheduled at my home.

Because of the number of people attending my card classes, I'm going to try something different this time. IF there is enough interest, there will be a second class offered. Each class will NOT be offered with less than three (3) paid registrations.

The first class is from 12p (noon) until 2p. 4 card designs, 4 of each card (total of 16 cards with envelopes), for a cost of $25. Cost does not include adhesives. This class (12p-2p) will NOT be offered with less than three (3) paid registrations.

The second class will be from 3p-5p. This class will use same/similar stamp sets, however, they will be different designs/colors. 4 card designs, 4 of each card (total of 16 cards with envelopes), for a cost of $25. Cost does not include adhesives. This class (3p-5p) will N…

Dames Quarterly Meeting

The next Dames meeting will be Saturday, July 18th from 8:30a-11:30a. We will be doing a shoebox swap. Email/Contact me with the stamp set you will be using so we don't have any duplicates. :)

RSVP by July 1st!

Christmas in July!!!!

Greetings! Several of you have asked if I will be doing a Christmas in July card class. Well.... looks like I will be doing not only one, but TWO!

I will post more details later, but keep your calendars open for Saturday, July 18th. I'll offer two different classes on that day - one from 12p-2p, the other from 3p-5p. They will both use similar/same stamp sets, but the colors and designs will be different.

I'll post later in the week with the additional deets!

Dawn's June Special

Purchase THREE RETIRING STAMP SETS, AND RECEIVE THE FOURTH RETIRING STAMP SET FREE (Equal or lesser value). Orders MUST be placed through me, by Saturday, June 27th, 2009 at 12:00 pm (noon) and is not valid on workshop orders or on-line ordering.

The Last Chance List (formerly called the Retired List) and the Last Chance Accessories Sale too are both available on-line. Both are available on the Stampin'Up! website.

Last Chance List

The Last Chance List is HERE!
Go to the Stampin'Up website for more information. If you'd like a copy sent to you, call or email me and I can send it to you via snail mail or electronically.
Well, today is my 10th wedding anniversary. AND this is the card I made for my husband. I can honestly say that he loved it. Hope you enjoy it too!

May 30th class

Crafters -

There are still a couple of spots left, but this class is filling quickly. If you prepay by May 16th, you are able to come at 9am and make an extra Christmas card for FREE!

Please remember that your payment is your RSVP. After receiving the tenth RSVP/payment, only card kits will be available.

Reserve your spot now!

Dawn's May 2nd Special and May Stampin'Up! Specials!

Crafters -

WOW! Check out the flyers from SU!

National Scrapbooking Month:

As an added bonus, for the day of Saturday, May 2nd and ONLY until 6:00 pm, I am offering the following special. If you participate in purchasing either the "Buy 3 Designer Series papers or 12"x12" textured cardstock/Get 1 FREE" OR the "Jumble Alphabet preorder" THROUGH ME (not on-line ordering), I will refund your shipping amount - that is an extra 10% savings. *NOTE: All orders MUST be received and paid by 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009. And yes, you can also drop off your order on Friday, May 1st, if that is more convenient for you. This offer is NOT available on workshop or on-line orders.


if you have EVER thought about becoming a demonstrator - especially those of you who already HAVE lots of items - now's the time.

To celebrate Scrapbooking, SU! is also offering a Scrapbooking Starter Kit for just $75 (plus sales tax - shipping…


YEAH! Convention information has now been updated on the SU! website. I've already printed the various tracks available for the classes. Guess I'm going to be studying THAT for the next two weeks. Salt Lake City, here we come!

Convention Here We Come!

Yup! I am actively searching for hotel and airfare for the Stampin'Up! Convention in August. Looks like at least one in my downline, possibly two, and I will be going to Salt Lake City!

If you are not already a demo, and have been thinking about signing up - now is the time! 1) It is during Sale-a-Bration, so you can save money on your kit AND receive a FREE stamp set, and 2) Stampin'Up! has just announced that they are working out a 3-payment plan due to these trying economic times. More information is coming about the payment plan.

If you are interested, call or email me for more information!

Look forward to talking with you!

Dames Meeting

Dawn's Dames meeting has been changed to Saturday, April 11th. We will do a shoebox swap. Please email me with the stamp set you will be using. Remember, SU! only and current only. Please do not use any SAB sets/products - those will be retired as well by our meeting date.

AND, if you accept this challenge... (drum roll please). There will also be a swap. Card front only/no envelopes. Place your recipe on the back. You can make either a Mother's/Father's Day card or a Graduation card. You get to chose! RSVP so we know how many are swapping!

Take care and God Bless!


Well, I thought I'd try to post something else today. You can see that I listed my upcoming classes for the next three months early. And just a few minutes ago, I emailed many of you to invite you to check out this blog.

Please keep in mind that this is a work in progress. I'm REALLY new to this. The calendar on the screen doesn't work (yet!), and I'm planning on adding some cards, some older/retired stamp sets for sale, and a few other ideas.

If there is a technique or something you'd like to try, let me know. Sale-a-Bration is going on now and it is a GREAT time to qualify for some WONDERFUL and FREE hostess gifts!

And for those that participated in the adhesive bulk buy - it came in last night. Make sure you email or call me, so we can get together to get those to you. I'm down to one HUGE box, with lots of bags inside...

I saw a tag line once and really like it, so I'm going to adopt it as mine. "If there is ink on my fingers, there's a smile on …
Well, it is official! I'm blogging! Who knew?!

Check back as this is new and I will be adding content.

Upcoming Classes and Meetings:
Dames - Saturday, April 11th, 9a-12p - same as last meeting. We will be doing shoebox swaps and one special project.

April 25th, 9:30a-12p - Gift card set of 8 cards with envelopes (1 design, but you can change the greeting, with a GREAT book/folio for gift presentation. $20. When you prepay by April 11th, you can come early at 9am and make a FREE Christmas card! (Your payment is your RSVP.)

May 30th, 9:30a-12p - Stamp-a-Stack. 12 cards with envelopes (3 designs/4 cards each - ONE DESIGN WILL BE A CHRISTMAS CARD). $15. When you RSVP by May 16th, you can come early at 9am and make an EXTRA Christmas card FREE! (Your payment is your RSVP.)

*NOTE: For each class, you will need to bring your adhesive (and refills), sticky strip, scissors, bone folder, paper piercer (if you have one), and your personalized/"handstamped by" stamp. Everyone's suppl…