Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tri-Shutter Album

I love small albums that you can take with you anywhere.  Don’t get me wrong, I still like my traditional scrapbooking in larger formats, mostly my 12 x12 stuff but I like having something I can tote along easily in my purse or easily give as a gift to family.  This project was one that I designed in mind to give to my grandmother for her birthday. 
This is what the album looks like when you untie the bow and open up just the cover.
This is what the album looks like when it is completely open.

up and open

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Journaling Jar

I love reading old journals to find out about life for family that has come before and think that it is a neat legacy to leave behind for my kids and future posterity.  My biggest problem is that I often struggle with things to write in my own journal.  The journal jar helps with the “writers block” so that one day someone will enjoy reading about me and you!  There are 3 different versions of prompts to suit different ages from kids, to teens and adults.  Hop on over the the Keep Calm and Ustamp On site for the journaling prompts and instructions for this project and many more!
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Cards With Cool Moves

While I have been stamping some this summer, I have not been so good at taking pictures of things before mailing them out and giving them away.  I do still have a few things to show you but in the mean time I wanted to share some items from a past session of UStamp.  These projects were from the Cards With Cool Moves session.  While all of the live events and prizes are over, there is still a lot of fun to be had with over 45 project tutorials. 
The first project is a set of magic cards, where when you pull the image up it will magically turn from a black and white image to a colored one!  I just love these little bunnies and am so glad that they made the cut and are around for another year. 

The next project is a set of old fashioned slider cards.  The gnomes may be retired but there are many new stamp sets that would be fun to try out on a slider card in the new catalog.
The next moving project is a Jacob’s ladder.  I just loved playing with these as a kid.
The last project I created was a Never Ending Card.  I hate paying extra for postage and that is exactly what you have to do with a 6x6 card, which the traditional Never Ending Card is.  So it took a while but I figured out the dimensions to make it a traditional sized card and turned it into a fun birthday invitation. 


Its not too late to get these tutorials and many more!

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Keep Calm and UStamp on

Yes I know I am a bad, bad blogger.  I am really enjoying my summer with the kids and all of the extra fun is not leaving much time for blogging.  I have been stamping just not posting any of it on here so I have quite a bit to share with you.  Well we are just finishing up another round of UStamp and I realized I have not shared any of them with your for a while.
I created three projects for this round.  My first project to post was a card set with a shoe box style box for the cards, using the stamp set from the new catalog called Bootiful Occasions.  This stamp set just called out to me as a must have.
These are some of my favorites from the set

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blog Candy Winner!

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving sweet comments for the Blog Hop.  The winner chosen by is Shannon Angel.

I should be back in a few days with an actual blog post.

Remember, only two more days of the current catalog, and the new catalog starts on Friday!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

3rd Anniversary Blog Hop!!!!

ustampbloghop12_450Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd Anniversary Celebration Edition 2012 World Showcase Blog Hop.
If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Tanya Boser's great sketch, wasn't that an AMAZING sketch and a great way to show it both for a girl and a boy?!   Tanya is a FABULOUS Designer and always shares something special for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!
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 FANTASTIC projects we have for you.
TINY and BIG are all the rage now and since it is National Scrapbooking Month, I couldn't keep myself from re-creating and sharing one of my favorite mini scrapbooks!

  It is a mini Matchbook style scrapbook!
It is such a wonderful way to tuck a small little keepsake in your purse or bag to keep the memory close at hand.  My kids also love them because they are designed around a Wallet sized photo.  They collect the pics from their friends at school and we turn it into an autograph/address book to keep in touch over the summer.


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 dynomite prize of 12 inches of ALL the BRAND NEW Stampin' Up! RIBBONS!! These NEW Ribbons will be available as part of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog!! I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, May 29th so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!
AND there's MORE...LOTS MORE!!
  • You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!!
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Time doesn’t just fly by…

…it zooms.  I can’t believe it has been so long since I have posted here.  I actually got so busy with things I pretty much forgot I had a blog.  We have still been waiting for the after holiday slow down to hit, and we still are.  I have a bit of a break this week but the kids are out of school for the whole week, so we will have to see what I can get done. 

So much has happened I don’t really know where to start.  That and I do not have that many photos of my latest projects because most of them were finished up minutes before giving them away.  I do have pictures of several UStamp With Dawn and Friends!! projects that I can share with you.  Speaking of UStamp we are in the middle of another FABOLOUS session.  This one is all about the BIG SHOT!

I have had two of my projects go live so far and here they are:

By popular request, I created a new group of Spring Treat Boxes:

I also showed some of our “hair pretties”.  My girls love wearing bows and flowers in their hair but I hate paying store prices for them because they are always loosing them or ruining them, so I had to figure a way to make some cheaper.  And here are a few of them:

Its not too late to sign up for this session of UStamp With Dawn and Friends, and there is still a lot of live fun to come and many more great projects!  So don’t miss out on the fun!

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