Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ready for your crafts to "SCORE"?

It's August 31st.  Wow, the summer quarter will end today, but not the summer heat - thru Saturday our highs will be 95+.  Here is a picture to encourage your mind to think cool...

Begin your fall decorating with a wreath.  To help with creating the paper lollies (rosettes), Stampin' Up! is introducing Simply Scored (2011 Holiday Mini begins TOMORROW).  Simply Scored is a 12"x12" scoring platform with grove lines every 1/8".  How nice to quickly score the strips of paper to make the lollies.  It also makes distinct scoring lines on your other projects.

Contact me today to schedule your fall workshop!  I am so excited about the Harvest and Christmas project ideas.  There are also plenty for the "Spooky" Halloween crafter as well.

Blessings,  Dawn

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

2011 Holiday Mini Christmas Samples

I am looking forward to showing you all the fun projects you can create for the fall Holidays.  This post will show Christmas projects (thank you to the Holiday Mini Catalog for the ideas).  Later on I'll list the products used.  The 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog sales period begins September 1st... be thinking of a time you'd like to host a workshop related to holiday projects and earn products and supplies for yourself.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Holiday Stockings

For the next few days, I will be posting project ideas from the upcoming 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog.  I'm so excited about the cute and multi-use creations to be prepared for the holidays.

Today's post is the first run of a stocking.  Supplies used (from Holiday Mini)... Holiday Stocking
Bigz L Die, Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty Designer Series Paper, Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, Mini Jingle Bells, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, (from 2011-12 IB&C) Very Vanilla Card Stock, Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die, Real Red Classic Ink.

Many ways this design could be used... Card, Photo Card, Gift Holder (either pouch on back or box - more of those samples next week), even an actual mantle stocking using Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric with 3 designs that coordinate with the Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  Look for those samples later this week or next week.

Have a blessed day!


Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wish Big

Thanks to Julie Arvin's Pennant Parade Cupcake posted at Stampin' Connection.  Here is my CASE...

Supplies used...
2011-12 In-Color... Pool Party card stock
Card Stock... Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Stamp sets... Pennant Parade (new) & Itty Bitty Bits
Punches - Perfect Pennants & Itty Bitty
Sizzix Big Shot and Embossing Folders... Elegant Lines & Perfect Polka Dots
Stampin' Pads... Wild Wasabi & Chocolate Chip
Emblishments... Pearls and Chocolate Chip Button

Friday, August 5, 2011

TN Sales Tax Holiday

Fellow Crafters...

Stampin' Up! has several "school supply" products that qualify for the TN Sales Tax Holiday.  I will place an order Sunday night, please have any orders to me by 7 pm Sunday.

Examples include...
Adhesives (Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots, Anywhere Glue Stick, SNAIL, Dotto)
Stampin' Write Markers and Journalers (a great time to pick up In-Color Markers and colors that came out last year in the Color Renovation)
Snips & Scissors
Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Pencils
Stampin' Pastels

Feel free to ask me to check if a specific item not listed qualifies.

Have a blessed weekend!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Birthday cards

Birthday Card (thank you to Kerry S. for designs and instructions published in the August 2011 Stampin' Success.)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Christmas coming soon?

I hope everyone is excited about August - new beginnings all around.  I am... I saw the Holiday Mini Catalog on-line today.  I can't wait to fill out my pre-order and start making great projects for Christmas Holiday Project Sessions.  I plan to schedule at least two project sessions (day/night or different days of the week).  I expect to have one in September and another in either October or November.

For those that really enjoy Halloween, there are several new sets, papers and embellishments you'll want to see. I'm always open to designing a workshop around your favorite occasion.  Remember, workshop hostess get special benefits and now is a great time to check out the new Hostess Plan... click here to read the details & see the products.

If you are thinking, it's too soon to have Christmas on the brain... be sure to check back or even better - enter your e-mail address on my blog ( to receive new posts as they come out (scroll down to fill-in your e-mail address).  I'll be loading all-occasion cards (I'm still working to get my go to box filled up), as well as new 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog products that came in today.  I'm looking forward to having some birthday fun with this combination...

Petite Pennants Builder Punch...
Perfect Pennants Bigz Die...
Pennant Parade Stamp Set...