Friday, May 27, 2011

Grandmas are the Greatest!

My Grandma is totally awesome, not only is she the sweetest nicest Grandma, she enjoys to paper craft.  She shared a fabulous idea with me that she had for the Elegant Lines embossing folder.  She thought of turning it into seaweed with little air bubble floating in it.  Genius! 
I loved the idea and thought it would look super cute with some punched fish. 

I sponged the embossed lines with Wild Wasabi ink to create the seaweed.  I really think that this card turned out cute and love the idea for the seaweed.  It is always amazing to me to see all of the different ways one product can be used in ways other than its original intended use. 
Ink:  Wild Wasabi
Paper: Marina Mist, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:  Stampin Dimensionals
Tools: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Ornament Punch, Owl Punch (circles for eyes)Pin It Now!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Attentive Man’s Card Arsenal

This is a fun class that makes a great to give to a man or even a class for men!KirstenBrownAttentiveMan'sCardArsenalLead

All of the cards and envelopes fit in a box and in the box is an Important Dates reminder card so that the “Attentive Man” can keep track of the important things (as long as he remembers to look!) box ajar copyanniversary copy in my heart copy just for you copy mothers copy sorry copy vday copy wish big copy world to me copyAll of the instructions for the class as well as a pdf for the Important Dates card and the box lid label can be found at Ustamp with Dawn and Friends!! Classes, Camps and Clubs.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

2 Year Anniversary for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!

Wow, have we got a surprise for you, other than the fact that this is my 2nd post today!

bannerHave you heard? In honor of our 2 year anniversary for  the NEXT UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! event will be FREE!!

Yep, Zip, Zero Zilch, Nada, completely free, no strings attached!!

For the very first time the Design Team will be participating in a Blog Hop around the world!!

There will be lots of fun, awesome projects, prizes and even a Talent Search Contest to find a few new Guest Designers!!

More info will be coming before June 1st...stay tuned because you will NOT want to miss out on the FUN!!

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I finally have something I can show you.  I have really been struggling over the last two weeks with my stamping.  The first week, I spent every night at my desk trying to create something, but nothing ever materialized in my head.  It was pretty depressing.  Then I started looking at some blogs for ideas and thought I came up with something, went to my stamping desk and nothing.  But my two little girls went down for a nap early and at the same time, so I had some time this morning and I figured I would try to stamp again, and I created something.  I am so excited to have something to share even though I am not completely, entirely happy with it. 

DCBD 229 Above is the sketch for the Diva Coffee Break Designs challenge for this week.   I used my favorite stamp set from the Summer Mini.  It was just one of the ones that as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get it no matter what.  I love the combination of solid and line art images.  229I am not 100% sure on the color combo now that it is done.  When I was trying to pull out colors to start with they looked great together, but maybe I used too much of the Daffodil, it just isn't sitting perfect, but I am so happy to have created something decent.  

I am off to go try some more stamping while the girls are still asleep!

Stamps: Fabulous Florets

Ink: Black Craft, Old Olive, Rose Red

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Concord Crush, Old Olive, Rose Red, Whisper White, Brights DSP Stack

Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Basic Black Embossing Powder

Tools: 1 1/4” Square Punch, Heat Tool

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I need to stamp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It has been approximately 1 month 2 days and 19 hours since I last had the chance to stamp.  The last month has definitely has had it shares of ups and downs, it began with the wedding of my sister, had two funerals, spring break and all of the end of the year projects and tests that the kids are working on.  But I have made it a point to sit down and stamp tonight!  Nothing is going to get in my way and I mean nothing.  Even if I have to stamp by flashlight because the power goes out for the 3rd time in a week.  I NEED to stamp!

I went looking through my pictures of projects that I have already on the computer and of course everything that I have that I could show you uses product from the Occasions Mini Catalog that expired a week and a half ago so for now I am going to show you a challenge.  Of course many of you know that it is Diva Coffee Break Designs Wednesday so here is the sketch for this week.  I do not have a card to go with it at the moment but I will tomorrow, because I AM GOING to STAMP tonight!

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