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Last Chance and Sneak Peek Card Bash - Stampin' Up!

WOW! Can you believe that a new catalog is going to be here NEXT WEEK?!?!

Want a sneak peek? Come to the Last Chance and Sneak Peek Card Bash on Tuesday, May 31st! It is scheduled from 9a-11a, but if there is interest, I will also offer it that evening. Want to see a little glimpse of what you will be making that night?

The top left card also has a matching box - perfect for those graduation or wedding gift cards!

You've already seen the card on the top right here.

The bottom left card has a gift bag that it is attached to! Again, perfect for graduations or weddings!

And finally, the card on the bottom right is an all-purpose card for any occasion where there is CAKE!

Almost all of these items are retiring on May 31st.

Don't see the sneak peek? That's right! You'll want to be surprised and you will LOVE it!

RSVP by Saturday, May 28th so that I can have everything ready for you! Cost is just $15 for these items and the class is FREE when you place a minimum order. (Your RSVP is…

Extra Stampin' Rewards - JUNE ONLY - Stampin' Up!

Did you see this yet?

Stampin' Up! is offering EXTRA STAMPIN' REWARDS (these used to be called Hostess Benefits) for the month of June.

You can do this as an online party, a Facebook event, or even a Private Card Class (I'll demonstrate a WOW! technique for you and your friends at your Private Card Class).

This is a GREAT way to get your new catalog, have fun crafting with your friends, and see some of the new products in action!

Contact me TODAY and let's get YOUR PARTY on the schedule!

Rose Wonder Anniversary Card - Stampin' Up!

Hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary over the weekend. Now, I gotta let you in on a little secret. My husband is the romantic type. I am not. Opposites attract, right?  :)

And yes, I make an anniversary card for hubby. Want to see what I made this year?

I used the Rose Wonder Stamp Set and paired it with a few soon-to-be-retired items. I'm really going to miss my Bird Builder Punch. I'm actually on my SECOND punch of this little guy! The leaves came from the Rose Garden Thinlits. These diagonal slash cards are SO EASY to do (don't tell hubby though!).

Now, onto the background paper. Do you recognize it? Did you notice that the pattern is the same as Mr. Bird's wing? Just a different color! 

You got it! It's the Color Me Irresistible Specialty Designer Series Paper. AND it's on sale right now! I used my soon-to-be-retired brayer to easily color the paper too. 

Want to see how great hubby was at the wedding, all those years ago? Now, please be kind - this wa…

Classes, Classes, a New Catalog, and Classes! - Stampin' Up!

Well, I have seen the new catalog and have been updating my calendar with the upcoming classes. You will LOVE the new catalog. But, if you are like me, you will also MISS some of the oldies but goodies! (sniff, sniff)

You can see the May and June Calendars HERE.

You can get more information on each class HERE.

Here are some dates you will want to know!

May 21 - Coffee and Cards (RSVP by May 18)May 24 - Paper PumpkineersMay 31 - Sneak Peek and Last Chance Card Bash (RSVP by May 27)June 1 - NEW CATALOGJune 4 - New Catalog Pick Up Party (RSVP by June 2)
Let me know if you have any questions!

Tags and Bags Accessory Kit - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

OOps! Forgot the EASY card made using the Tags and Bags Accessory Kit. We made this during the Sale-A-Bration Celebration. EVERYONE's card is different because there is only one of each tag!

This is almost as easy to put together as the Paper Pumpkin kits! LOVE IT!

Tin of Cards Meets Birthday Bouquet DSP - Stampin' Up!

Have you been enjoying the cards and projects from the past week? Those were the items the crafters made during the 2016 Sale-A-Bration Celebration. I think I've posted all the projects now...  :)

Today (Tuesday, May 10th), Stampin' Up! sends demonstrators an email about the current updates. They send these to us weekly and sometimes they put an idea into the email. Well... today's email was FUN!

They showed a card from our quarterly Stampin' Success magazine. Now, I have this magazine, and I've look at every page in the silly thing. Do you think I saw this page when I perused it? Of course not!

And the reason? They add these little "Online Extras" for us! What a GREAT idea!

This card was so fast and so easy! It actually took me longer to pull out the stamp sets and the ribbons than it did to put it together. And, of course!, I modified the card design. I wanted to add some extra ribbon and a little bit of bling.

So, I pulled out my Tin of Cards Photopolymer S…

Paper Pumpkin! - Stampin' Up!

The May Paper Pumpkins will be ordered today and should be here in plenty of time for the Pumpkineers on May 24th! They gave a little sneak peek and you can see it HERE.

If you haven't yet RSVP'd, get with me today (May 10th). You are gonna want this Paper Pumpkin kit! Did you see the sneak peek - PERFECT timing for use in June!

But, still not sure about Paper Pumpkin?

Want to see a really cute little video from Stampin' Up!?

If you are reading this in your email, you will need to go to my blog to view the video. It's from Stampin' Up! and it is ADORABLE and it is about the Paper Pumpkin!

LOVE IT!

SO looking forward to May 24th and the Pumpkineers!

Banner Blessings Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

The final Sale-A-Bration Celebration project. And this one came with a challenge to my crafters, and I give YOU this challenge as well.

First, many of you know I have been very active in my local Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) group this year. I have a wonderful group of ladies and each week, I try to leave them something on their chairs so when they enter the room for our group discussion, they have something that will brighten their day immediately!

Well, this year we are studying Revelation. Gotta tell you; was a little (LOT) hesitant to study this. Let's face it - we know who wins the game, but the getting there is absolutely NO GAME! No one know exactly when all of this will occur, but we all know that each day we are one day closer.

So, back to the little chair gifts. A few weeks ago, my friend Donna C. gave me those cute little burlap bags HERE. What you didn't see was that I placed some 3"x3" cards inside using the Banner Blessings Stamp Set. I challenge…

Going Places DSP Stack - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Want to see, what I think is, the BEST card from the 2016 Sale-A-Bration Celebration? At least, this is what I think is the BEST one...  :)

Stampin' Up! is retiring a number of really cool items. Some of their best in years past, in my opinion. Like the Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack. This was on backorder, because it was SO POPULAR. Then they got it in stock and everyone was singing and dancing and having a great time. We showed the paper to everyone. Which... everyone ordered and then it went into backorder status again. That whole Supply and Demand thing from Econ101!

This Going Places DSP Stack is a favorite, not just of mine, but of many of my customers. You know it is when they don't mind waiting for it to arrive. It is THAT good!

So Stampin' Up! had this mini convention type of thing in mid-April. It's called OnStage. Well, they recorded a portion of it and made it available to all of us demonstrators. Well, I watched it to see some of the new g…

Birthday Blooms and Birthday Bouquet DSP - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

At the 2016 Sale-A-Bration Celebration, it's always nice to have an "easy" project to complete. This really makes it nice when you have finished one card and there's just a few minutes until the next demonstration/project.

I am SO HAPPY that my Birthday Blooms Stamp Set is not retiring! That means it made it into the BIG CATALOG that is coming out in June! SO doing the Happy Dance!

But I am sad to see the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper go bye-byes. This paper is just beautiful! There are "plain" but still colorful designs in the DSP, but I like the really WOW! papers in there too!

So how about an easy little gift to give to someone. Just something to brighten a friend's day!


So cute, huh? And SO easy too!

We used the soon to be Retiring Products:
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Note Tag Punch
Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace Trim
Watermelon Wonder 1" Dotted Lace Trim

We paired those items with ones that are staying for the BIG CATTY:

All Boxed Up Kit and Coordinating Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Wanna see something we made at the Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April? It uses the All Boxed Up Kit and coordinating All Boxed Up Stamp Set. Both are on the Retiring List.

Most of the ladies who attended have crafted, some with much more talent that I will ever dream of having, but we had one brand new stamper with us. When my crafters qualify for my Sale-A-Bration Celebration, they can bring one friend! My friend Jeannette makes the most beautiful cards. Her friend Linda saves every one of them. Jeannette thought she'd like to attend so Linda came and she is a brand new crafter!

Now, it could have been a bit overwhelming with everything we did; the catalog, all the people, but let's face it. God meets you where you are! All of the crafters were wonderful and everyone helped everyone out! GOD. IS. AWESOME!

We began by gathering around my small table and crafting with the All Boxed Up Kit and coordinating All Boxed Up Stamp Set. While I absolutely LOVE my Baker's Bo…

Dawn's Special, Classes, Pumpkineers, and New Catalog! - Stampin' Up!

It's May 1st!

As I type this blog posting (and yes, it actually is May 1st!), I can hear the birds chirping just outside the windows. When I went outside to get the newspaper, apparently there is a bird nest in the fir tree by the front door. We had a good rain yesterday and everything is GREEN! I was going to plant some small bushes and continue weeding (does that part ever end????), but the rain came, so I had to work inside. Always something, huh?  :)

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and read on! This posting has some information in it.

Dawn's Special - May 2016
I am a "big ole tub" of stamps, some kits, couple of stamp pads and refills, etc. You've seen it if you have attended a class or party at my home. I need to find new homes for these. I have some that are a few years old! When you have been at my home, you've heard me mention that we cannot bury our gifts and talents. We have to be BOLD and share!

So with that in mind, when you place a $50 merchandise order (…