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FREE TUTORIAL - Rose Wonder - Stampin' Up!

Don't you just LOVE it when a card is really easy to put together? I know I do!

Sale-A-Bration ends on Thursday, March 31st. That's TOMORROW!!!!

Quick! Got your order ready? Ok, check out this really cute and easy card:
And when you place your Sale-A-Bration order today or tomorrow, this is the card I will send to you!


Here are the supplies needed:
Crumb Cake Note Cards and Envelopes (you get 20 cards and envelopes for just $6)
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set (don't forget your clear blocks!)
Farmers Market Designer Series Paper
**NOTE: If you like this Farmers Market DSP, order it soon. It has THREE of the soon-to-be-retired InColors in this package. That means it will be gone soon...  :(
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Gold Metallic Baker's Twine
Gold Sequin Trim
Itty Bitty Accent Epoxy Stickers
SNAIL Adhesive (SNAIL with holder and/or SNAIL refill)
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
2-Way Glue Pen
(Also needed - a Gold Sharpie Marker, ava…

Wildflower Fields DSP and Flowering Fields Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!

As I'm typing this, it is March 28th! Just a few more days left for Sale-A-Bration!

I want to show you what I am working on:

Aren't they so stinking cute?! I know, I know. These self-closing boxes have been around for a little while, but I just discovered them. And I have a few sheets of the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper left. So, since the 2014-2016 InColors are soon to retire, and those colors are in this DSP, why not pair them? 

Why not add a cute little notetag with the Flowering Fields Stamp Set? I used a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock, my Note Tag Punch, and the soon to be retiring 2014-2016 InColor Markers. Added about 7" of the Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon and used my Handheld Stapler to adhere all to the top and SCORE!

What about a video? Wouldn't that be neat? Well, that is on my "to do" list for this week. Please check back and let me know what you think when I DO the video!

Want to see another technique or idea? Let me know what you would…

One. More. Week. Sale-A-Bration - Stampin' Up!

It's March 24th as I'm typing this, which means there is only one week left.
One week to JOIN Stampin' Up! for $99 and receive $155 worth of merchandise. One week to receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with your $50 merchandise order. One week left to earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards with your qualifying party during Sale-A-Bration. Please note: If there is a Sale-A-Bration item you REALLY want, get them now.Product availability may be limited toward the end of the promotional sales period.

And on an unrelated topic...

How about another use for the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper?
Backstory: The boy had to read a book for English class. Then they had to do a project with it. They had several choices of the books, and the styles of project.
SO, the boy decided to read Angela's Ashes. Sorry, no, I have never read this book, so I knew nothing about it. Well... the boy decided that he would do a diorama for his project about the Angel on the Seventh Step. Apparently, this ange…

Card Bash - #imbringingbirthdaysback - Stampin' Up!

That's right! Can you believe the Card Bash making eight birthday cards for $15 is NEXT Tuesday (Tuesday, March 29th)? Seems like I just did my March calendar! When you look at the calendar, you will see that the last Tuesday of each month now has this Card Bash class. The cost is $15 (prepay only) AND when you place a qualifying order during the class, the class is FREE! What could be better than that? Free cards AND ordering stuff you were already planning to order? WIN-WIN!

Want a little sneak peek on the cards that we will be making? There are 4 designs and you will make 2 of each.

You already saw the card in the top right corner on my CLASSES page, but thought you would like to see a small snippet of the others we will be making.

I'm not sure which one is my favorite... 

As these are all birthday cards, I even ordered the #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp! I have been handwriting it on the back of the cards and the envelopes. When I did those 30 cards the other day with my April…

Happy Easter Honeycomb Happiness - Stampin' Up!

As I type this, I realize that there are just TEN DAYS left for Sale-A-Bration! TEN DAYS!!!!

Don't forget to check the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack too!

I know it only comes around once a year, but it really is one of my favorite times of the Stampin' Up! year. Sale-A-Bration is always FUN! We get fun FREE extras. Sometimes things we LOVE; other times, things we can't really see ourselves using.

I won the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set while at my upline's team meeting. The first meeting I had attended. Let's face it - I had just joined in January, so February was the first meeting I went to. Knew I would be going to her meetings (she doesn't live that far away). And when I went to select my prize, I grabbed Honeycomb Happiness because it was paired with Greatest Greetings Stamp Set (yes, I do have the BEST trainer who encourages creativity!). And I thought that the Greatest Greetings set would be a good set to have. Cute sayings, etc.

Yeah... Famous. Last. W…

Pocketful of Cheer Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Today was a GREAT day! YUP! I'm typing this just before midnight and it was just a wonderful day! And it even rained here - after the beautiful sunshine-y weather earlier this week. 

It was a G-R-E-A-T day!
You may ask "why was today a great day, Dawn?" Well, let me tell you!

First, at 9am was the Coffee and Cards class and we used the In the Meadow stamp set. I'll be updating the CLASSES page with a photo of the April Coffee and Cards later this week. Check back for that little goodie.

THEN, and usually our killer attack dog protects us from the evil mailperson by barking and growling, but he just slept through the mail delivery today. (He had protected us from the ferocious bunny rabbit in the back yard earlier; I guess he really did need his sleep.) After the class, I went to the mailbox and guess what was there? Go ahead - GUESS?

Spoiler alert - it was a very pretty BLUE box!!! Blue? What?! Go to the Paper Pumpkin Youtube channel and you can watch the March 2016 Paper…

Birthday Blooms Class - Stampin' Up!

Well, yesterday you got a really cute sneak peek for one of the cards we will be making on Saturday, April 2nd at the Birthday Blooms Class.

Want a better look?




Ok, check this out!

LOVE THEM!!! And yes, I said that in a sing-songy voice!

All were embossed using heat embossing. White, silver, gold, and black embossing powders were used.

And to make it easy to RSVP, a Paypal button has been added to the CLASSES page. Additional information is also listed there.

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday, April 2nd for the Birthday Blooms Class!

Sneak Peek at Birthday Blooms Class - Stampin' Up!

I apparently have WAY too many favorite stamp sets and papers in the Occasions Catalog (good through May 31st or while supplies last).

My scheduled class for Saturday, April 2nd, uses the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set and the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.

Want a little sneak peek at one of the cards we will be making on April 2nd?

Keep in mind that we will be doing heat embossing and coloring with blender pens.

Check out one of the sneak peeks of the cards we will be making:


And, really easy... Really.... I promise, I will show you how to do this when you attend the class!

Heat embossing, I think, ALWAYS looks so cool. And people don't realize how easy it actually is! It took me longer to do the coloring than the embossing!

You can see all the really cool goodies that you will receive with this class HERE on the Classes Page. AND because I have to order the supplies in March, you will also be able to pick out a Sale-A-Bration item. Yes, I know this class is i…

Weekly Deals - Stampin' Up!

Don't you just LOVE when you are ahead of the curve? ME TOO!!!!

Check out this week's Weekly Deals!

We used the Gold Foil Sheets at Brandi's party when we made the Baker's Boxes. They added such a cute little shine to those! We CASE'd (Copy And Share Everything!) these from the All Boxed Up Kit and used the matching All Boxed Up Clear Mount Stamp Set too!

At the Birthday Blooms class on Saturday, April 2nd, we will be using gold and silver. May have to stock up on the Gold...

I'm planning to use my Fringe Scissors at the #imbringingbirthdaysback Birthday Card Bash on Tuesday, March 29th and this will allow me to get a SECOND PAIR, right? Always thinking about my friends and customers! I'll take one for the team on this one! :)

And did you see the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks? I have ALL of them. For those who attended the Watercolor Wishes Card Kit Class last summer, you used all THREE of the designs (Hearts and Stars and Dots and Stripes were also used!). Th…

Class Schedule is Updated - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Whew! This has been a whirlwind couple of months, huh? But in an absolutely GREAT way!

Each month, I have had a minimum of two card classes and at least, one workshop or party! I just LOVE sharing papercrafts with others!

Well, I have updated the March Calendar and even was able to post the calendar on the CLASSES page. (The April calendar will be here shortly!)

Here are a few highlights from the calendar:

Wednesday, March 16th is the RSVP for the Coffee and Cards Class (yes, you can pay via Paypal too!)Saturday, March 19th is the Coffee and Cards Class using the In the Meadow Stamp Set.Saturday, March 19th is the RSVP for the Monthly Themed Class. April's class uses the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set. LOTS of products and ideas!Saturday, March 26th is the RSVP for the Birthday Card Bash with #imbringingbirthdaysback!Tuesday, March 29th is a special daytime class during Spring Break. Birthday Card Bash. Let's all get on board with this #imbringingbirthdaysback! You can even s…

Bow Builder Punch and Petite Petals - Stampin 'Up!

So, many of you know I rejoined Stampin' Up! in January. When I received my Starter Kit (by the way, a GREAT deal - $99 for $155 worth of merchandise!), Stampin' Up! also sent me a past kit by Paper Pumpkin. I was previously a subscriber to this wonderful program and am proud to say, I am again! :)

The kit that was included in my Starter Kit, and it was the same kit that my Team has also received, is the Love You a Lot Paper Pumpkin and the refills are still available. It is a cute and different type of card.

And this week, the Bow Builder Punch is on the Weekly Deals. Remember, the Weekly Deals reset Tuesday morning. SO, if you want something on the Weekly Deals, order it by Monday evening!

I've had this punch for a while and every now and again, I pull it out and use it. This makes a REALLY cute bow for a variety of items.

When I looked at the cute little pocket cards that went with this kit, forgetting that blue and yellow should NEVER go together (says the person who resid…

Who's Ready to Party? - Stampin'Up! Style

Today is Brandi's party and we are ready to go!

Can't wait to see the crafters and play with our goodies. I'll post photos later but let me assure you - these are some really cute projects!

Want a couple of sneak peeks? Here are two of them!

Let me know if you want to do any of these are YOUR party - Sale-a-Bration is almost over!

Serene Silhouettes Plus Thumping Equals ??? - Stampin' Up!

a really cool technique card@

Well, that's a weird title, wouldn't you say? I would and I wrote the silly thing!  :)

Serene Silhouettes is such a GREAT stamp set. I have had this set for several years and I have used and re-used each of the stamps several times. Click HERE to see the stamp set at my online store. Again, the photo just doesn't do this set justice.

We had our Team Meeting last Sunday. We made a set of notecards and envelopes and had fun going over some information. We were talking and laughing for several hours! And we used one of my favorites - Rich Razzleberry - which you may know - is a VERY highly pigmented ink. So I had LOTS of ink on my fingers when we were done.

Side story. After stamping with my Team, I went into my old job to see one of my friends, Mike. Now Mike is about 6'4", maybe 6'5", and I'm not even gonna guess his weight! He's thin, but with that height... I'm not even gonna take a gander! So I'm talking with hi…

Honeycomb Happiness Baker's Box - Stampin' Up!

Didn't you think yesterday's post was so cute using the Baker's Boxes with the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Papers? Now remember, we used thinlits, framelits, and several punches with those.

Well, check out today's Baker's Boxes!

How 'bout them apples, er... eggs? Aren't they so cute? And Mr. Chick from Honeycomb Happiness - isn't he just so adorable?!

We made something similar at our Card Ministry on Thursday evening, along with our cards. I think everyone really enjoyed this one the most!

Do you notice the small stars on the "you're eggstrordinary" stamp? These are the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers that I colored with a Sharpie Marker! Same with the heart on the Hello Honey Baker's Box as well! Added a Mini Metallic Clothespin to each and DONE!

Just need to fill with some CHOCOLATE and Mr. Chick is ready to go!


Supplies Used:
Baker's Box Thinlits
Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration)
Greatest Greetings Stamp Set