Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fall is approaching faster than I want it to!

And.. with fall comes those pretty fall decorations and the Halloween holiday..! I like fall. I just do not like what comes after fall. I loved Project Park at Convention. I could go visit it a few times a day and see something different each time. So much to inspire us.. I loved it. I thought I'd share a few photos with you.

The other thing I love with fall approaching.. the new Holiday Mini Catalog *drool*. Oh my .. wait until you see what is inside.. all I can say is.. TO DIE FOR stuff! I love it all.. !! I can pre order as of tomorrow. I'm so excited! Have a great Sunday and take time to get inky!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

You are so tweet!

Hi everyone.. I finally did something crafty and I DO have a smile on my face! I didn't stamp a card.. instead I decided to make some more bird houses. I made the Lucky Limeade one about a month ago.. and I've added to its family so I have one in every In Color of the new In Colors for 2011-2013. They are so cute! I was at a craft store recently and I found some cool candle holders that Ive taken some white crackle paint to and they are drying as we speak.. and Ill set the houses up on them. Now.. I just need some more In Color ribbon! :) Here are a few pictures... enjoy!! :-)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summertime Crazyness

Hi Everyone! As you have seen, I have been slacking on my blog. I really miss being creative. My inn has been so busy (which is very good.. this means.. I can buy MORE stamps! LOL), but my personal life comes to a halt and I really really miss my "inky" therapy. In fact, I think I'm starting to get crabby! *gasp* So, soon, you will see a creative Dawn once again. (maybe even.............. tomorrow?). I hope to sneak down to my craft studio and get a little messy and creative and get my happy face back on!

I hope your summer has been wonderful and you are enjoying every minute of it. Sometimes I get a bit bummed, because I really love summer.. and the season I enjoy most.. I have to work long hours. I see everyone enjoying my pool and I wish it was me! (thank goodness for fake baking!).

So, I hope this finds you well and stay tuned... maybe.. just maybe, I will have a pretty little card to post. :) In the meantime.. take time to get inky.. and have fun!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Have you thought of becoming a demonstrator?

This explains just how easy it really can be!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

I'm home!!! Convention was AMAZING!

Hi everyone! I am home.. back to reality! Wowee, what a week! It feels like I was gone for a LONG time. The first few days were fun but after classes kicked in, things flew by. Today I slept in, .. and now playing catch up with life. I thought I'd take a minute to share a few quick pics from Stampin Up Convention 2011! All I can say is... AMAZING! Thank you to my roomies, Jenny and Sue, who were awesome  and were patient with a "first timer". It really was a lot of fun! Have an amazing day!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Long Time No See...

Hi Everyone. Woweee... I have been busy! The inn is nutty right now, which is good.. I cannot complain. However, I have only a few days to get 20 things done - ACK! It is ok..I have a list.. checking it twice and slowly getting things done before I leave for the Stampin Up Convention early Tuesday morning. I cannot tell you how excited I am that I get to go. This is my first convention!! I will definately be sharing photos with you when I return home. I will be back on Sunday the 17th. I thought I'd share a little something that I made for swapping with others at Convention. I wasn't going to do this. I decided after all the talk from other demonstrators that they were going to be swapping.. I thought maybe I'd feel left out. I got this idea for my "post it note books" on Angie Juda's blog. These are so simple to make and I wanted to use a few of the new in colors: Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade along with the Posy Punch Hostess Set (which I stamped in Basic Black). I used my crimper for the "binding" and also used some Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon to dress them up a little bit. Inside you find post it notes.. I used about 1/4 of a post it note pad for each. They are so simple to make. In case I am unable to post before I go.. have a GREAT week and I will see you after the 17th of July.

Ooooh and I just have to share this.. this is my 6 month old puppy, Krystal. She suffered while I dressed her up for the 4th Of July holiday...

LOL!! Take care and take time to get inky!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

It is the MOST wonderful time .. of the year!!! The NEW Catalog Has Arrived!

It is as good (or even better) than Christmas! The new catalog is here and ready to order from! If you would like a catalog, please contact me at and I will make sure you get one in your hot little hands. Happy Canada Day to my Canadian friends and Happy Birthday America as we approach the 4th of July! May you all have a safe and fun time celebrating!