Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Summer Mini Catalog MINI-Workshop

Alrighty Crafters!

Who is in the mood to make a card using a NEW stamp set from the NEW Summer Mini Catalog that is effective on May 1st? You? GREAT!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, May 1st, from 3:30pm-4:30pm. You are invited to my home for a Summer Mini Catalog MINI-Workshop and you will be able to make that card! Please RSVP by Thursday, April 29th, so that I will have the supplies available for you to complete the card.

I am in the middle of a training program with Stampin' Up! and one of the Challenges is to have a workshop the first half of May. I think this fits the bill! :)

OH, and as an added bonus, if you place a $35 or more merchandise order ON MAY 1ST ONLY - I'll even pay your 10% shipping charge (shipping and handling charge will be deducted from your total total). AND you will be placed in a drawing for a FREE Level 1 Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper III!

If you are unable to attend but still want to place an order - OUTSTANDING! Contact me on or before May 1st at 4:30pm and you can still save the 10% shipping charge.

Now the fine print:
* $35 or more merchandise order (not including shipping/handling and taxes)
* Valid on orders placed through me, not the online store
* Valid on customer orders placed on May 1st only! (no workshop orders)
* You must RSVP to make a card, otherwise I won't know you are attending! :)
* If orders total $150 or more as of 4:30pm, those placing orders will be entered into a drawing for the Level 1 Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper III, as seen on page 13 of the current Idea Book & Catalog. The winner will receive the DSP Paper Pack with the order when it is delivered.

Look forward to seeing you on May 1st!

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Rag Quilt Purse!

Check this out! I haven't sewn for quite some time. I'm guessing my sewing machine is about 25 years old if that gives you any idea of exactly how much I DO sew. :)

BUT, "everyone" seems to be making these Rag Quilt Purses using the Big Shot and the Scallop Square Bigz Clear Die. So... my wonderful sideline Jen demonstrated the Rag Quilt Bag/Purse to us at the April upline meeting. And my equally wonderful sideline Mindy, along with Jen, are going to show us how to make these purses in May. They provided us with a list of items to bring to the class. Alas I didn't have the Scallop Square die. However, my equally wonderful downline Geneva did and she was kind enough to allow me to use hers. Guess what I just ordered today...

Please don't look too closely for flaws, there are several. But it wasn't hard, and it wasn't really all that time consuming. The handle still needs to be placed on the bag, but for now, I have a sample to show. Let me know if YOU want to order the pieces and parts to make this!


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cards at April Dames meeting - WOW!

WOW! Here are the cards that were made yesterday at the quarterly Dames meeting. All I can say is just WOW!

Remember - You can doubleclick on the picture and it will enlarge. I've tried to post some of the details below each card.

Elements of Style - Dawn Stock
This card is a VERY close duplicate of the one Shelli Gardner (yes, Co-founder and CEO of Stampin'Up!) did at Leadership in January.
Stamp Set: Elements of Style (NEW Summer Mini)
Papers: Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Kraft (soon to be called Crumb Cake), and Naturals White
Inks: Soft Suede, River Rock, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, and Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Blender Pens,
Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Cutter Kit (for distressing the papers), and Frost White Shimmer Paint.
We used the Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol and sprayed the entire card, with an extra spray on the butterfly.
This card is just BEAUTIFUL - you should see all the sparkles!
(Thanks to Shelli - like she knows who I am! - for this wonderful card to CASE!)
*CASE - Copy And Share Everything

Awash with Flowers - Dawn Stock
Stamp Set: Awash with Flowers (NEW stamp set in the 2010/2011 IB&C)
Papers: Really Rust, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, and Really Rust DSP from the Hostess Level I Patterns Pack III
Inks: Really Rust, Bashful Blue, Mellow Moss, and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder (in the NEW Summer Mini!), Top Note Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Brads, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, and Stampin' Dimensionals.
The new embossing folder REALLY adds to this card!

Herb Expressions - Dawn StockStamp Set: Herb Expressions
Papers: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Ink: Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon and Stampin' Dimensionals
Lots of layers - but such an easy card!

Fifth Avenue Floral - Nina RileyStamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral and Kind & Caring Thoughts
Papers: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Embossing Powder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Scissors, and Stampin' Dimensionals
This stamp set and card can be used for SO many occasions! VERY ELEGANT SET!
NOTE: THIS card has Crystal Effects to both of the flowers.

Messages for Mom - Pam SargentStamp Set: Messages for Mom (Occasions Mini - ends April 30th!)
Papers: Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, and Shades of Spring DSP (Occasions Mini)
Orchid Opulence, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Clear Brads, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, and Watercolor Pencils
What Mom wouldn't enjoy this card for Mother's Day?!

Vintage Vogue - Geneva Collins
Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue (Occasions Mini)
Papers: Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, and Whisper White
Inks: Old Olive and Apricot Appeal

Accessories: BigShot, Top Note Bigz Die, Background 1 Texturz Plate, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon, and Stampin' Dimensionals
We placed the vanilla brad inside the card - just to bump it up a bit!

Humor in High Heels - Angie Mack
Stamp Set: Humor in High Heels
Papers: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, and Whisper White
Inks: Night of Navy
Accessories: Night of Navy Marker, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Glue Pen, Glitter, and Stampin' Dimensionals
This card is SO sparkly IRL (in real life) - the picture doesn't do the sparkles justice...

Spring Song - Jeannette RothStamp Set: Spring Song
Papers: Lovely Lavender, Whisper White and Mellow Moss
DSP from the Hostess Level I Patterns Pack III
Inks: Old Olive
Accessories: BigShot, Top Note Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Silver Brads, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Watercolor Pencils, and Stampin' Dimensionals
We stamped the other bird from this set inside the card and colored him too - added that extra touch!

Bookmark and Mini Milk Carton - Dawn Stock
Stamp Set: Lovely Letters
Papers: Night of Navy, Brocade Blue, Whisper White, and Night of Navy DSP from
the Hostess Level I Patterns Pack III
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: BigShot, Two Tags Bigz Die, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch

Mini Milk Carton:
Papers: Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, and Old Olive

Ink: Crushed Curry and Soft Suede
Accessories: BigShot, Mini Milk Carton Bigz L Die, Extra Large Two-Step Bird, Dusty Durango Marker, Soft Suede Marker, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Mini Library Clip, and Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dames Meeting

Due to a scheduling conflict, Dames may come early (at 8am) on Saturday, April 17th. We will have to be done by 12:30pm. Check the Dames page (on this blog) for the most complete, up-to-date, information.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

SU! Color Renovations

SU! Color Renovations

In case anyone is curious, here's what the NEW colors look like:
(double click on the picture to enlarge it)

and here are the RETIRING colors too:
(double click on the picture to enlarge it)
Call or email me to get your retiring colors...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 24th Card Class

April 24th Card Class

This Saturday, April 10th, is the last day to sign up for the April 24th card class. Remember, your payment is your RSVP. I have only four spots left... Kits are available if you are unable to attend. Call or email me if you have any questions.

Click on the Classes tab for more information.

SU! Color Revolution

SU! Color Revolution is COMING!

WOW! The news seems to be everywhere!

My dear old Friend, River Rock, will be turning... So will Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, and Pink Pirouette, along with several others. AND THE BEST NEWS???? My new and best friends Soft Suede and Rich Razzleberry are staying! YEAHHHH!

Contact me for more details. I cannot post the flyer here, but if you will be at my card class on the 24th for the card class... You'll be able to see it in person!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Card classes have been updated

Click on the Classes tab and see the upcoming card classes. Class schedule is listed through July.

Friday, April 2, 2010

SU! Clearance Sale

Crafters -

WOW! If you haven't yet been to the SU! website in April - GO! They have added a LOT of items that are HUGELY marked down. The items are retired, so once they are gone, they are gone!

You do have to select a Demonstrator in order to get the preferred pricing. Through April 13th, I will have my Demonstrator Website (so, of course you can select me!). Here is the link to my SU! Demo Website: Just click on the "Shop Now" button (near the top right) and you can start shopping!

Have a WONDERFUL time placing your orders online.

DAWN'S SPECIAL (it will run only until April 10th or while supplies last):
For ON-LINE orders of $50 merchandise or more, placed through my Demo Website, I'll throw in a package from MY stash of retired Designer Series Papers (most of which were $9.95 package!). The order MUST be placed on-line through MY Demo Website ONLY and must be placed by April 10th. This is only valid with my local customers.

I will not have my Demo Website AFTER April 13th, so if you want to place the order through me, do it before then... :)

Enjoy shopping!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Downline Meeting is Updated!

For those in my Downline, and those that are attending, I've updated the DAMES tab. All information needed for the meeting is posted there.

Can't WAIT to see all of your creations!