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Chattanooga Regional - My Swap Cards, Some Pictures, and a Little Story

We are now home from the FABULOUS Chattanooga Regional. And it is always wonderful to return home, isn't it?  (smile)

I will blog more throughout this week, but here are my swap cards:

Did you notice that they were all EXACTLY the same design and used the same stamp - I even colored the Serene Silhouettes the same?! Just the color of the paper and ribbon changed! And did you notice they were all the NEW InColors and they all used the "Back to Spool" ribbon that is FREE this month with a $40 purchase? Only a few more days to get those for FREE!

And here are the ones my mom made - she does good work, doesn't she?

Chattanooga Regional

Crafters -

Wow! The Chattanooga Regional was just GREAT!!!!
Hubby let me borrow his iPad but I am apparently too tired to figure out how to download the pictures!  :)
My mom and I left Friday morning to head towards Chattanooga. We had a very nice trip. It has been a number of years since it was just the two of us on a road trip. For about 7 hours we spoke about family, friends, work, and crafting! We didn't even turn on the radio!
When we arrived in Chattanooga, we met with my sideline, the fabulously talented Sue. She  pointed us in the right direction to get to downtown Chattanooga. Mom and I had a wonderful dinner and returned to our room. I still had swaps to finish! I had decided to use Serene Silhouettes and the InColors. I was very pleased with how they turned out. I'll post pictures on Sunday when we return home, unless I can figure out how to access them from the iPad before!
We woke early because we were so excited to be here! As we waited in the check-in line, this beau…

Stampin'Up! Convention 2012 Videos

Crafters -

While I am traveling to Chattanooga, I thought you'd enjoy these videos. They are the first, second and third place winners for the Stampin'Up! Convention 2012 contest.

Third place:

Second place:

And first place:

What a fun time, huh? Can't wait to show you what all I've learned over the weekend at the Chattanooga Regional!

Card Box - UPDATE

Crafters -

You've seen my posts before about the online group SUDSOL that I belong to and you've seen that Card Box that I did. 

Well...This past week has been really hectic. I haven't been able to blog. I've checked my emails, but I haven't done much beyond that. 

Imagine my surprise when I received an email from one of the fabulous ladies at SUDSOL.

I'm a "featured project" this week! And, like she said "I'll be even more famous than I am now!" (I wish! - smile!)

So, because I sent them my tutorial before I posted it anywhere else, I also receive FREE SUDSOL TIME towards my SUDSOL membership (you can too - let me know if you are interested!).

Without further ado, here is the link so you can check out how they showcased my tutorial on SUDSOL - ENJOY! (click the word "link" and you'll go straight there!) The took the pictures and my tutorial and made it VERY easy to read on their site.

And remember, you can always Join me on SUDSO…

September 11th...

Can you believe it has been 11 years? I can't. I still remember my husband calling me at home to tell me to turn on the TV. I remember turning on TV and I seeing the second plane hit. We had just been in New York City a few months prior. It was surreal.

I remember receiving a call from someone at our church that day. There was a special service that evening. Our pastor at the time was a Military Chaplain. I can't tell you what he said that night, but I remember being with our friends and praying. There is power in prayer.

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20 (King James Version)

There will be an 11th Anniversary Ceremony Live Webcast, beginning at 8:30 am Eastern. You will want to go to for more information.

Thank you to the men and women who so selflessly gave to others that day and those who continue to serve. Thank you.

Notebooks, Notebooks, and MORE Notebooks... Post #2

As promised, albeit a day late... What was I thinking when I said I'd post these pictures on Saturday? After arriving home from my morning meeting, I grabbed a VERY quick sandwich, and the crafters began arriving for the 1pm card class. Then with the class clean-up, dinner, and visiting with my folks from Florida - it was close to nighttime! WHEW! I just finished cropping the remainder of the notebooks and wanted to post them before midnight. And it happened!

OH yes - and the ladies really seemed to like the notebooks. We will be taking notes over these next few weeks meetings.

Notebooks, Notebooks, and MORE Notebooks...

Crafters -

Beginning Saturday morning, I have a meeting for the next few weeks. Which is why my calendar looks really busy on Saturdays! That's a GREAT thing...

AND, because I will be at this meeting with 19 other women and we will be taking notes, I asked if I could make personalized notebooks for each of the women. THE ANSWER WAS YES!!!!  :)

So, I have been VERY diligently working on these notebooks for the past few days. My folks came into town, the boy has been busy with homework and such, and I could only work on it for an hour here and an hour there (assembly line production is GREAT for projects like this!). With my mom here, and her being a fabulously talented crafter (where else would I get this from?), she offered her talents!

I put her to work cutting out the letters using my Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies and this is what the table looked like - YIKES, right?  (smile)

Well, just a hint for you - to make it REALLY EASY to put these letters on the notebooks - make sure you use yo…

Jeannette's Card / Blooming With Kindness

Crafters -

I have to show you this card.

Isn't it so pretty?!  My fabulous friend, and former downline member, the lovely Jeannette Roth, made this card and sent me a picture of it!

You see, Jeannette was scheduled to attend my August Stamp of the Month Club Class using her new Blooming With Kindness stamp set. But, because Jeannette had a wonderful friend come into town, she was unable to make the class. She swung by my home and picked up her supplies. (In accordance with Stampin'Up!'s rules, I do not provide the stamped images.)

So Jeannette, because she is just so talented (she was trained by an awesome upline, you know - GRIN!!!!), well she just took those supplies and stamped and played and I'm sure, had fun while she crafted! And she didn't have a picture or card design to go off of - she just had the precut papers, punch-outs, ribbons, and jewels! She even added the Adorning Accents Edgelit herself! See, I told you she was talented!

Because I did not place the ca…

Will It Embellish Video / Back to Spool / And MORE!!!!!

Make sure you read to the END of this post for my special through Thursday, September 20th!

LOVE this video - what do you think?

And here is the September Special, compliments of Stampin'Up!

The group picture of the Satin Stitched Ribbons

And individual pictures too!

Click on any of the ribbon names and it will take you to my online store - EASY PEASY to order online!

Dawn's Special
Crafters - from now through Thursday, September 20th, if you place an online order with me AND you qualify for the Back to Spool Promotion that Stampin'Up! is offering, I'll refund your normal shipping charges (look at your order - it is 10% of your order OR $6.95 that is listed) at the end of the month. If you want overnight or faster delivery, well... you are on your own for those!