Sunday, December 11, 2011

Clear Christmas Cards in a Box Class

Hello December!!!  Can't believe that this is my first post in December.  I had been sooo very busy the last few weeks trying to finish up all my Stamp Club Meetings and classes early so that I can tend to personal stuff before Christmas is here.  So, Friday was my last club meeting and now I am able to post again. 

Today I want to share with you the Clear Christmas Cards in a Box Class that I offered the last week of November.  It was a big hit!  I was actually so surprised at how many people signed up to take the class.  The class comes with 6 Clear Cards, 6 matching envelopes and the box.  I charged $25 for the class if it was pre-paid or $30 at the door.   Just a warning...this post will be picture heavy so keep scrolling down!

I used the Treat Box that you can find on the Clearance Rack, cut the top off and made the lid for it using cardstock and Letters To Santa Designer Series Paper.

Card 1
Card 2

Card 3       

Card 4
Card 5

Card 6
I used the Window Sheets for the cards and also taught different techniques like how to color the rhinestones, dry embossing with the Big Shot, Embossing with the heat gun, using Smooch spray, distressing and a lot of other cool stuff.  

I am taking a break from classes in December but will be back for more classes in January.  Hope you like what I shared with you today!  
Thanks for stopping by...


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thank You

This is a card that I made last year around Thanksgiving that I had forgotten to share here on my blog.  Since the stamp set I used is still current, I thought it would be nice to share.

I want to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving!  This year, I am thankful for my family, good health and great friends.  I feel blessed and I hope I can be a blessing to someone else too in my own little way.


Supplies Used For This Project:

Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Whisper White

Ink:  Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Scallop Circle Die, Clear Circle Die, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Peach Parfait 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Stamp Sets:  Day Of Gratitude

To order all the supplies you need for these cards, please visit my online store  for your 24/7 shopping convenience.


There's still time to check out the Online Extravaganza happening right now.  There are lots of great deals including 50% off on select stamps and 60% off on select fabrics plus awesome bundles at a great discount!  Don't miss out on these exciting deals that will only last until November 30th.  

Thanks for stopping by...


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Wreath

Today's project is a labor of love.  My friend and I got together to re-create the wreath from the Holiday Mini Catalog and what we thought was an easy project to do, turned out to be a 4 day project, well, at least 4 hours per day.  I love love love the way it turned out though and I am glad that I had a friend to craft with while making this project because I probably would have given up finishing it if I was doing it by myself.

Like I said on my last post, I have been using the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper a lot lately and this is another project made with it.  I think this is the first time I have used a DSP this much.  I usually just hoard them :-)


Of course I had to put my own touch to my wreath so I put some butterflies all over it.  I really love the way it turned out.  I hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by....


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simply Scored Class

Last month, I offered my customers a deal for a Simply Scored Class.  If they bought the Simply Scored from me, the class fee was only for $5 (just to cover supplies) but if they weren't interested in buying the Simply Scored and still wanted to take the class, the fee was $12.  I had a few people take me up on my offer and today I want to share with you the cards that we made at the class.

I am currently IN LOVE with the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Mini Catalog and I just can't stop using it.  I am also loving the Pool Party and Soft Suede colors.  I think they are soooo pretty!  I got the card idea with the Dahlia Fold from Stampin' Connection and the step cards were my original design.  The Step Cards are 3x3 cards and having the Simply Scored Tool just made it soooo easy to make.  I also used a whole lot of Basic Pearls for these cards.  They just made the cards look a little more elegant.

Supplies Used For This Project:

Paper: Pool Party, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Very Vanilla Cardstock and Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

Ink:  Pool Party, Soft Suede and More Mustard

Accessories:  Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Big Shot Machine, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Paper Cutter, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp Sets:  Teeny Tiny Wishes and It's A Wrap Holidays

To order all the supplies you need for these cards, please visit my online store  for your 24/7 shopping convenience.

Thank You for stopping by my blog....


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Case-ing Twila Davis

I want to share with you a CASE of a card that I received as a swap from my friend and  fellow Ustamp Designer Twila Davis.  I had the chance to meet her at the Stampin' Up Convention in July and she is such a sweet and awesome person.  She is so talented and I love all her projects.  If you get a chance, please visit her blog and check out her stuff!


The only thing I changed about Twila's original card was the popped up butterfly and the greeting in the middle.  Other than that, I left everything just the way she originally designed it.  I used this card for one of my clubs in July.  

Supplies Used For This Project:

Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink:  Melon Mambo

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Butterfly Punch, Large Oval Punch, Certainly Celery 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (Retired), Basic Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp Sets:  Petite Pairs

To order all the supplies you need for this card, please visit my online store  for your 24/7 shopping convenience.

Thank You for stopping by my blog....


Monday, August 22, 2011

July Club Card

Today's card is a card that I made for one of my Stamp Club for the month of July.  It is a CASE from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  You can find it on page 98.  I didn't have all of the stamp sets used for the card so I changed it a bit using 2 of the newest Sizzix embossing folders.  I really love the new Idea Book  & Catalog not only because of the stamps and accessories in it but also for all the great samples.

Supplies Used For This Project:

Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade

Ink:  Wisteria Wonder, Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, Stripes Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Scallops Squares Duo Die, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Itty Bitty Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp Sets:  Printed Petals and Petite Pairs

Thank You for stopping by my blog....

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Open House Make & Take

I've been a very bad blogger lately.  I've neglected my blog yet again.  I went to the Stampin' Up Convention and life had been so crazy busy ever since I got back.  So now, I will have to play catch up.  I will be posting some pictures from Convention really soon so please watch out for them.

As soon as I came back, I had an Open House to share with my customers all of the swap cards that I got from Convention.  Today, I want to show you the make & take that I made with all the attendees.  It is a 3 x 3 card.  I wanted to keep it simple because I just wanted to show them a technique.  I wanted to show them how to make the little rosettes using the Stampin' Up Scallop Circle Punch.  We also used the Illuminate Top Coat Smooch on top of the rosettes to give it some sparkles.


Supplies Used For This Project:

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Pretty In Pink, Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink

Accessories:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Paper Snips, Decorative Label Punch, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Illuminate Top Coat Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp Sets:  Four Frames, Flower Fest, Fabulous Phrases

Thank You for stopping by my blog....


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Teacher's Thank You Gifts

Today was my kids' last day of school.  Yesterday we gave their teachers a little something to thank them for what they have done for the kids the past year.  Both my kids' teachers are leaving the school this year and they will definitely be missed.

We bought them each a bouquet of flowers and I put it in a vase for them.  I let the kids pick the colors of the flowers and their teachers loved them.

I want to share with you the card I made for them with the gift card holder inside.

The one on the left was for my son's teacher and the one on the right was for my daughter's teacher.  

Here is a close up of the Thank You Card I made.  I used the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch to punch the shape to put around the 3" circle.


Here is the inside of the card with the gift card holder.  I used the now retired slit punch.
Supplies Used For This Project:

Paper:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack (Real Red)

Ink:  Black Staz On, Crumb Cake Marker, Melon Mambo Marker, Real Red Marker, Island Indigo Marker, Basic Gray Marker, Soft Suede Marker

Accessories:  Big Shot Machine, 3" Circle Die, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Modern Label Punch, Snail Adhesive and Stampin' Dimensionals

Stamp Sets:  Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set and Curly Cute Stamp Set

Thank You for stopping by my blog....


Monday, June 13, 2011

Blog Candy Winner Announcement!

I would like to thank all of you who joined us on our first ever Blog Hop specially those who left me comments about my project/card.  I enjoyed reading each and every one of them.   I hope you had fun looking at all the projects the designers created and maybe when you have time, you also have fun recreating them.

The Blog Hop might be over but the site to get all the FREE tutorials will be up for a while and you can still visit it by clicking here.

Now, for the Blog Candy, I used the random number generator from and the lucky winner for a FREE Pass to I ♥ the Holidays!! 2011 is.....

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which is....
c_shema said...
BEAUTIFUL!!! I see some items that I need to add to my wishlist...
Congratulations!!!  Please send me an e-mail with your e-mail address where would like your invitation to the event to be sent. You should receive the e-mail invitation a prior to August 12, 2011 when the new Event starts. 

Again, thank you to everyone for stopping by....


Friday, June 10, 2011

UStamp With Dawn and Friends World Showcase Blog Hop 2011

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! World Showcase Blog Hop.
If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Kristen's amazing Clear Envelope Brag Book. Wasn't that just the cutest thing??

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem as you can start at any point. All the Designer's Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the super projects we have for you.

For my project I made a Telescoping Card using some sneak peeks from the new Idea Book & Catalog 2011-2012 that will be coming soon on July 1st.  I also used every single stamp in the Stamp set.

Here is a picture of the card when it is open.
And here is a close up shot of the card while closed.

As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!! Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a FREE PASS to the next UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! session - I ♥ the Holidays!! I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Monday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient. If you have already joined I ♥ the Holidays!! for the Special Party Pricing and you are selected as the winner, you will get a FREE Pass to the NEXT event after I ♥ the Holidays!! which will launch in the Fall.

AND now for the really cool part!! You will NOT want to miss out in THIS!!
By clicking this really cute blinkie...yeah...go ahead and click it!!...
you will be taken to
Of course it's ***FREE*** to join and there you will find the tutorials for all the blog hop projects,
PLUS live chats, challenges and more prizes!!
You will even have an opportunity to be considered for a spot as a Guest Designer!!
Yes!! It is all FREE, so tell all your friends and join the fun with UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!

AND last but certainly not least, please hop on over to NEXT BLOG where you will find Tanya with a beautiful Gerbera Daisy Wreath to show you.

Thanks again for stopping by!!


Thursday, June 9, 2011

UStamp With Dawn and Friends Blog Hop Coming Soon!!!

June 10 - 13: FREE World Showcase Blog Hop

* The FABULOUS UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Design Team will have awesome projects for you to enjoy at their blogs on the Worlds Showcase Blog Hop.

* Every project will include a link for a downloadable PDF tutorial.

* Every Designer will have BLOG Candy at their blogs and YOU could be a winner!!

*We will have FUN Creative Challenges where you can share your projects

* Talent Search...would you like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot for the UStamp with Dawn & Friends!! Design Team?? Get your MoJo going because details will be announced June 10th.


Friday, April 15, 2011

I'm Back!

Whew!  That was a loooong time not posting!  So sorry I've been in a rut and haven't really been crafting much lately or if I do, I haven't had the energy or time to take pictures. 

Things have settled here quite a bit.  Still some big earthquakes but not a lot anymore, at least from where we are. 

Anyway, so with this post, I want to share with you my latest UStamp Big Shot Brilliance project that went live 2 days ago.  I think it's my favorite project so far.  It was so much fun to do. 

Butterfly Top Note Box

As always, if you would like to get the step by step tutorial for this, all you need to do is go to the Ustamp Website and register for the Big Shot Brilliance Event by clicking here.

I'm happy to be back to blogging again and I hope to be sharing more projects with you soon.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Sorry For My Extended Absence!

I'm sorry for my extended absence.  After the huge earthquake here in Japan, everything had been crazy!  Life is more stressful and full of uncertainty.

My family and I are safe right now and are still staying here at Yokota Air Base in Tokyo.  I will try my best to update as soon as I can.


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

UStamp: Big Shot Brilliance! Projects To Die For 2011


Don't miss a day of the LIVE FUN!!

Opening Day Website Invites go out
March 18th, 2011

Last Project posted April 6, 2011

Join us for UStamp with Dawn & Friends!!

Big Shot Brilliance!! Projects to DIE for 2011!!

EVERY Designer Project will include product(s) from the Stampin' Up! Big Shot Product Line!!

Did you know that Stampin' Up! currently has a whopping 137 products in the Big Shot Line??!!

137 Big Shot Products Showcased

40+ Stampin' Up! Colors Showcased

40+ Unique Color Combo's with PDF Booklet

40+ Designer Projects with PDF Tutorials

40+ Cards with Hand Stamped/Embellished Envelopes

20 days of World Wide 24/7 Creative FUN!!

New Designer Projects Posted EVERY 12 hours!!

Live Chats, Prizes and a few fun surprises too!!

This is THE Biggest ONLINE Stampin' Up! Big Shot Event EVER!!

I am honored to share with you the

Brilliant Big Shots

who will be designing for us...

(in alphabetical order)

NEW Designers for this session:

Jaron Winders

Linda Hansen

*Karen Burniston

Jackie Topa

*Designer of the Sizzix Pop-up Cake Die and the Stampin' Up! Exclusive Pop-up Oh Christmas Tree Die!!

Returning Designers for this session:

Amy Parker

Beth Fesperman

Betty Traciak

Bron Heslop

Caroline Colgan

Chi Nguyen

Danielle Daws

Gilda Fellows

Heather Dean

Ilina Crouse

Jamie Adcock

Jenn Picard

Jessica Luther

Kirsten Brown

Kris Sobolik

Marisol Gutierrez

Miriam Cassell

Paula Dobson

Rachel Yurkanin

Rosemarie Diehl

Rebecca Ingals-Fleet

Tammy Maxvill

Tanya Bell

Tanya Boser

Tracey Old

Twila Davis

What are you waiting for?  Join us today!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

My Second Project for UStamp: Oh My Word 2011

Yesterday, my 2nd project for Ustamp: Oh My Word 2011 has been posted!  It was the last and final project for the event.  I'm actually very happy with the way this turned out!  I love butterflies so this project was right up my alley.  So, here it is my "Fly Butterfly" frames project...

Sorry if the pictures are not that great.  I had to take the pictures at night and lighting is not that great in my house.  If you like the step-by-step instructions for these, you may register for UStamp: Oh My Word 2011 event by clicking here.  

Hope you are all having a great weekend and see you again next week!