Monday, February 28, 2011

Can't Get Enough of UStamp? PLUS my Blog Candy Winner!

I know I can't!  Here are some more of the super fabulous projects that have been posted on this round of UStamp with Dawn and Friends (Oh My Word!! 2011).

A Star is Born by Marisol Gutierrez

Backpack Photo Album by Tanya Bell

Poppy Journal by Rebecca Ingalls-Fleet

Custom Owl Cards by Betty Traciak

Nature Walk Shadow Box by Nancy Horn

Bold Blossom Love Notes by Ilina Crouse

Wildflowers Mini Album by Kris Sobolik

Fancy Door Hanger by Caroline Colgan

Father's Day Clear Stamp Case Mini Album by Miriam Cassell

Gatefold Mini Album by Danielle Daws

And finally, the winner of my blog candy for commenting on my new blog header and banner is Anita!  Anita, please email me at with your mailing address!  Thanks!

My Second UStamp Project Has Posted!!!!

I am so excited to share with you my second UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word 2011 project!  It's a Waterfall Scrapbook with matching Waterfall Card.  I absolutely LOVE how this project turned out! 

I'd love to hear what you think!

Saturday, February 26, 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

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Early Bird Pricing ends February 28th

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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 (THAT'S ME!!!)

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!

New Blog Banner and Background! PLUS Blog Candy

I found a fantastic tutorial for creating a blog background using My Digital Studio here and just had to give it a go.  It still needs a bit of tweaking, but for now I'm happy with it.  I used the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper and Embellishments available on the Sale-a-Bration Digital CD now through March 31 with any $50.00 purchase!  Don't miss out, once Sale-a-Bration ends, this digital content is gone forever! 

I'd love to hear what you think about my new blog design!  Leave me a comment by Sunday at 11:00 p.m. Central Time and I will pick one lucky winner to receive some blog candy!  Up for grabs is a 6x6 sampling of retired Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper!

Apple Blossoms Note Cards and Holder

I am so excited that my project for  Craft Project Central has posted! 

This little set of note cards in a pretty holder is a great gift to give to a friend, co-worker, teacher or anyone you want to show your appreciation to! It’s a very quick, easy, and economical gift for anyone. This project also makes a great class or club project!

To get the instructions for this project, head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to February!

Friday, February 25, 2011

More UStamp with Dawn and Friends!

I'm a little behind on my previews for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word 2011!!!  There's still plenty of time to get in on the fun!  Click on the UStamp with Dawn and Friends blinkie on my sidebar for more information!  Meanwhile, here are some more of the FUN and FABULOUS projects posted on UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word 2011!!

Sew Many Details by Kris Sobolik

Perfect Paper Peonies by Heather Dean

TP Mini Book by Miriam Cassell

Tote Bag and Photo Wallet by Amy Parker

Gift Card Envelope Wallet By Bron Heslop

"O"h My Wreath by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Clearly Home Corkboard by Tammy Maxvill

Sweet Sewing Kit by Anita Autore

Simple Vintage Gable Box by Tracy Old

Petal Cone Party Time by Jenn Picard

See you back here tomorrow for some more yummy goodness!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Elegant Soiree Stamper's Toolbox!

Tammy created this handy project and says "If you’re like me you have your go-to tools that you use frequently to create your cards and projects. I’ve created a Stamper’s Toolbox that sits on my desk and is at arm’s length. This holds things like SNAIL adhesive, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink and handmade journal tags. I love creating journal tags and having them close at hand for those quick notes."

To get the instructions for this handy project, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to February!

Chinese Lion Punch Art Favor Box!

Chinese New Year is celebrated every February.  Here is a simple favor box decorated with a really cool Chinese Lion (made completely with Stampin' Up! punches) punch art piece to help you celebrate!

To get the instructions for this unique punch art and favor box designed by Jill, just head on over to Craft Project Central and subscribe to February!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

How to Label Your Clear Mount Stamps

I came across this video by Maureen McGrail showing a different technique to apply the labels to your clear mount stamps.  I have to say that I like this method MUCH better than the "traditional" method.

I highly recommend giving this method a go!

Friday, February 18, 2011

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word Scavenger Hunt!!

As one of the designers for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Oh My Word!! 2011, I am participating in a fun designer blog scavenger hunt tonight for the members of UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word. I have been assigned a key word that I will add somewhere in this post. You must find my assigned word, then go to the other designers' blogs who are participating in the blog scavenger hunt and find the other key words, unscramble them to create a sentence and email Dawn. The first three people who email Dawn with the correct answer will win a hand stamped prize! I hope you are the lucky winner!!

I've created a hybrid using My Digital Studio.  I love using My Digital Studio for this purpose!  It is so versatile.  My son is attending a birthday party this afternoon and I am not good with masculine cards.  However, they all skateboard together every day, so Extreme Skateboard was the perfect choice!  Since I do not own this stamp, I used the My Digital Studio Download.  This image comes VERY large.  I love that I can resize it.  I also used the Extreme Elements Digital Download.  I really like how this card turned out.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I've made a ton of stamping friends all around the WORLD because of UStamp! And, that, my WORLDly friends, is the key word (WORLD) you need for the Designer Blog Scavenger Hunt!!

ETA:  If you have NEVER participated in UStamp before, now's your chance!  Leave me a comment on this blogpost and let me know that you have NOT participated but would like to.  I will draw a winner for a FREE PASS to UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word 2011 on Tuesday, February 22.  Entries will close at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the 22nd and I will announce the winner shortly thereafter!

Tall Treat Box!

This tall treat box can be used to give many different types of gifts to your friends and family! With the clear window front it will give the recipient a sneak peek of what’s inside! Change up the theme and use it to give gifts for any holiday! Makes a great club or class project!

This cute little project designed by Ann, is the February Bonus project over at Craft Project Central!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

My Digital Studio Catalog and New Downloads available!

Stampin' Up! has created a PDF catalog of all available digital downloads through January.  It should be updated ever month.  You can download it here.  Also, check out the newest My Digital Studio downloads here!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My UStamp Oh My Word Project Has Posted!!!

My first project for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Oh My Word Edition has posted!  I created a one sheet box featuring the Build a Blossom Stamp Set and the Blossom Petals Punch from the Occasions Mini! 

Other recent projects include:

Extraordinary Punch Bunch Of Easel Cards by Bronwyn Eastley

Wonderful Woven Basket by Twila Davis

Be Happy by Jessica Luther

Reinker Background

Here is the second card we made at Club on Sunday.  I used the reinker technique as taught on Stamping 411's Technique Tuesday.  The card is basically the same with the exception of my use of Early Espresso versus Basic Black.
Melon Mambo Card Stock (115320)
Early Espresso Card Stock (119686)
Whisper White Card Stock (100730)
Glossy White Card Stock (102599)
Melon Mambo Reinker (115662)
Pink Pirouette Reinker (111843)
Regal Rose Reinker (105223)
Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon (119753)
Be My Valentine Stamp Set (Wood Mount Only - 122045 - Occasions Mini 2011)

Non-Stampin' Up!:
Rubbing Alcohol
Cotton Balls

Monday, February 14, 2011

Oh My Word!!!

If you have never participated in a UStamp with Dawn and Friends event, you are truly missing out!  For just $24.93 you get detailed step-by-step photograph tutorials for over 40 projects, as well as lots of live chats with prizes!  Here are just a few more projects that have already posted:

Blossom Box with Puncy Necklace by Kirsten Brown

Welcome Home by Rosemarie Diehl

Clearly Adorable by Caroline Colgan

Irresistable Bliss Notebook by Ilina Crouse

Sewing Pinboard by Anett Schallock

Be sure to head on over to UStamp with Dawn and Friends and sign up today!  There is still plenty of time to join in the fun!