Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Hi Everyone! Happy hump day! Well today we say good bye to the Summer Mini and HELLO.. to the Holiday Mini Catalog! I'm sooooooooooooo excited! This holiday mini just rocks my socks! Seriously! There are so many awesome things in this catalog.. the stamps.. the new Designer Series Papers.. the new punches and die cuts for the big shot.. I have a long long list and Santa is checking it twice.. but wait.. I did some shopping for Santa already! Let me show you a little sneak peak.. (don't be afraid!)... I found this at a craft store and I had to have it. It is the cutest little coffin, don't you agree? I could stash a few chocolates inside too!!!

 I used:
Piece Of Poison Clear Stamp Set
Pick Your Poison DSP
Pick Your Poison Quick Accents (Love These!)
Basic Black Stampin` Write Marker
Peach Parfait Dye Ink
Decorative Label Punch
Basic Rhinestones
Simply Scored (for the Rosette)
Basic Black 1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

You can order online anytime at my online store! Get your Halloween goodies starting tomorrow!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

That cute Petite Pocket Envelope!

Hi Everyone!! Happy Sunday. I thought Id post a quickie little project I made. I was visiting Kimbery Van Diepen's blog and seen she used this die.. I've had it and I wasnt sure what to do with it.. and after I CASE'd the one that she made.. I had to make another. I must say.. this die is ADDICTING!! It is a must have.. so darn cute! I'm thinking gift card holder for the holidays for family and friends :) Anyway.. I thought I'd share both my CASE'd project (that is, Copy And Savor EVERYTHING... tee hee) and then the one I made afterwards. I stuck with the same color scheme.. kinda dig the Crumb Cake with Island Indigo and Pool Party. I wasn't so into blue until these 2 colors came to be.. love love love them!

Recipe For these Petite Pocket Envelopes:

Creative Elements Clear Mount Stamp Set
Established Elegance Clear Mount Stamp Set
Friendly Phrases Clear Mount Stamp Set
12x12 Crumb Cake Textured Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Newsprint DSP
Espresso Twine / Linen Thread
Petite Pocket Big Shot Sizzix Die
Antique Brads
Scallop Square Punch
1 inch Punch (for making the banner bottoms)
Boho Blossom Punch
Basic Rhinestones
Island Indigo Ink
Pool Party Ink

Here is the one I case'd: 

 Isnt that cute? And here is another:

Take time to get all inky! Have a good day :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Little Birdie .........

.... Sitting on a branch.. This card is bright.. I thought Id try some fun funky fresh color incorporating the Domestic Goddess DSP in the Idea Book & Catalog! The "recipe" is as follows:

Calypso Coral Cardstock
Domestic Goddess DSP
Best Of Everything Clear Mounted Stamp Set
Whisper White Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Daffodil Delight 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon
Sizzix Bigshot Machine
Sizzix Bigshot Die 3 inch Circle
Sizzix Bigshot Die Circles Scallop #2
Inks: Calypso Coral  & Pool Party
Stampin Dimensionals & Mini Glue Dots
Basic Rhinestones
Boho Blossoms Punch

Have a great weekend. :)

Friday, August 26, 2011

Baby, Baby!

Hi Everyone! Happy Weekend.. I cannot believe August is almost done! Crazy, isn't it? I'm invited to a baby shower this weekend and I didn't have a card - eek! So, I whipped one up quick using the following supplies:

Whisper White Cardstock
So Saffron Cardstock
So Saffron and Certainly Celery DSP  (Subtles Collection)
Petite Pennants Builder Punch
So Saffron Ink
Certainly Celery Ink
Daffodil Delight 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon
Stampin Dimensionals
Glue Dots

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hey BFF!

Hi Everyone! I thought I'd try to stamp today. It didnt really go as planned. Usually I'll think of a layout for a card in my head and then piece it together. It didnt look like I imagined it to look, so I started to take it apart and re start.. using some bits and pieces. I love the Best Friend Forever set. It has "vintage" written all over it. I love how soft it looks when using Soft Suede on Very Vanilla Cardstock.. then I tossed in some Pink Pirouette and tada! I added a Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and some Basic Pearls.. and this is what I came up with.

I hope you take a little time to get inky. Have a great evening!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Inspired by Stampin Success!

Hi Everyone... I have a scary thing to show you! I just LOVE Halloween! I received my Stampin Success magazine that we as demonstrators receive every month (I stalk the postal carrier for this thing - no joke!) and it is an awesome perk to have being a demonstrator, I must say. I seen a wonderful article in the September issue featuring Teresa Giodano and her projects inspired this one below. Remember the bird houses I made recently? This is using the same pattern but, using the BRAND spankin` new stamp sets that will be in the NEW Holiday Mini Catalog. Oh my there are some awesome things in this mini... just sayin! If you'd like to receive one, make sure to contact me and I'll get one in your hot little hands... This is using the new stamp set called Out On A Limb. I also used the Old Olive Cardstock for the house, Basic Black Cardstock on the rooftop and Pumpkin Pie for the cut out pumpkins. This just gets me in the mood for Halloween!

Don't be scared....  take time to get inky!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I Scored!

Hi there, everyone. I thought I'd post this cute wreath I made between working the desk at my Inn. I cut the paper and took my Simply Scored tool to my desk and scored strips of paper through the day to make this scary Halloween decoration. Isn't it cute? I used the Frightful Sight DSP which has Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Basic Gray, Old Olive and Basic Black SU colors featured. I love love love this Designer Series paper.. !! Although, I must admit, I am a paper - holic and there really isnt a paper that I dont love. Stampin Up paper rocks. I love that SU coordinates their cardstocks with the DSP, the marker and the ink pads. It makes it so easy to match everything up (I'm a matching kinda girl!) and make projects. Our new tool, that will be available September 1st, the Simply Scored, rocks my socks. It makes it so easy to make projects like this one below! If you'd like to learn more about this project, the scoring tool I used, or just simply would love to have a girls night out stamping, contact me! I'd love to have a private stamping party with you and your friends!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A quick card.. and so pretty!

Happy Sunday! I have a quick card to show you.. I really love the simplicity of this card yet it looks so elegant. We did this card in stamp club too. We did the technique of double embossing. You use versamark and put it on the Embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and then emboss it with embossing powder and a heat tool. It is just such a cool effect - a definite wow factor!

Tada! A beautiful card!!! Take time to get inky! This week I'll have some fun things for Halloween to show you.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Weekend!

I am loving the projects that were made at stamp club. I have to show you this.. because I just thought this was brilliant! We used the Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die (page 221 item # 123131) and made it into a box. Isn't this just awesome? I can see so many seasonal possibilities with this! LOVE it!!! We also used the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (oval one) and then used the Large Oval Punch. The stamp set used was Creative Elements (#122647) and we stamped the flower in that set 3 times with 3 different inks. We then used some of the beautiful Lucky Limeade Ribbon to close the box. When using the Petite Pocket die, you will want to cut off about 2.5 inches (see picture below). Colors used: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, and Island Indigo along with Whisper White cardstock and Island Indigo Cardstock.

You will need to cut out 4 of the pocket envelopes with the Big Shot and cut this much off of each end to make the box. When you assemble it.. it will come out looking like this...........
So darn pretty! I love the colors we used on this.. I cant wait to do more boxes in different themes! I'm thinking Holidays already. Take time to get inky!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wild about Wisteria!

Hi Everyone. I thought Id showcase the beautiful projects we made at stamp club this past week. I really love this background stamp, called Hello Doily. Depending on the color used with this stamp, it just can give it a totally different look. The new tool coming out in September was used called on this Yo Yo called the Simply Scored tool. Just wait until you get your hands on this - it is so awesome. Later next week I will post a wreath I have made for Halloween with this awesome new tool! Stay tuned.. ! In the meantime.. here is one of our beautiful cards (design by Jenny Peterson). 

Isn't it beautiful? I just love this card.. its soft and pretty! We used Wild Wisteria, and Whisper White card stocks, Flirtatious DSP, and Wild Wisteria Ink, along w/ a whisper white button. Oooh and how can I forget.. the Sizzex Big Shot Machine with  the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. See you later!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Don't We All Love The Holidays?

I know I do! Believe it or not, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to sneak up on us quick! Our new Holiday Mini Catalog will be available September 1 and I cannot think of a better way to help jump start the holiday creativity than with U Stamp With Dawn and Friends! C'mon.. join in on the fun!!!

You can sign up to join this fun event, HERE . I was part of this talented group.. and VERY honored to be as well! I think you are going to absolutely love the projects everyone has put together! This can best be described as fantastic holiday inspiration! Wouldn't you like to get all of your holiday projects done early??

Opening Day Website Invites go out
AUGUST 12, 2011
Last Project posted August 31, 2011


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I'm ESTATIC!!! Check this out!

HI Everyone.. I have cards to share BUT.. I just had to share THIS! I finally did it! I have a DBWS. That's right.. now you can shop with me on line 24/7 .. 7 days a week.. 365 days a year! How cool is THAT? So, cone on over.. to  Dawn's DBWS and take a peek :)

So, why did I decide to set up a DBWS? For a few reasons.. one of which .. I want to take my hobby further. I would love to do workshops. I want to be accessible 24/7 for my customers. It is going to be a lot of fun. You will be able to see my events on line any time you'd like - and it makes it VERY easy to contact me.

Oooh and more news? Are you on Facebook? Please "Like" my page for Dawns Creative Chalet! Dawns Creative Chalet Facebook Fan Page Thank you so much!! 

Now.. for a card to share with you:

 A congratuations on your new home card. I just love this simple card. Sometimes, simple is just the way to go. I used some leftover Sale A Bration stuff (it is just so cute and I have so much of it left over) , Ice Cream Parlor DSP along with the quick accents from the Ice Cream Parlor pack. I used Crumb Cake as my base, along with the On Board Merry Medley and Linen Thread for a little extra something.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

My Hometown... Finally Taking Time To See a Sunset This Summer

With my job comes LONG hours.. working weekends.. and holidays.. and I just dont get to have the time to enjoy summer like many do. I miss that.. I miss it a lot. Tonight I finally decided to take time out for me and head down to Lake Michigan, which is only 1 mile away from my home. We have the MOST beautiful beaches here and the most awesome sunsets. Look at what I got to view tonight...

Isnt that awesome? The sound of the water hitting the shore and a distant laughter of the kids playing in the sand. Summer time here is awesome. I just wish it was like this year around.. ;) Take time out for YOU.. have a great night!

Sunday's Card...

Happy Sunday! I hope your weekend has been a blast! I thought I'd post another card today.. I'm almost on a roll here! If it rains later on, I am going to dig into my new holiday mini items and tease you all with a few goodies.. what cha think?

What I used on this card:

Best Friends Forever Clear Mount Stamp Set
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Lucky Limeade Cardstock
Elegand Eggplant Cardstock
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die
Basic Rhinestones
River Rock Ink
Stampin Dimentionals
Lucky Limeade 3/8 inch Ruffled Ribbon

Have a great Sunday.. take some time to get all inky!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Using a color combo I didn't think I'd like.

Good Morning! I thought I'd try a color combo that I seen in the IB&C on page 90. I used Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo and River Rock. At first, I really didn't like River Rock. I have to say, it's definitely an unusual color. But, the more I use it, the more it is growing on me :) I also used the Best Friend Forever stamp set (which I am really digging!).  I also used the Scallop Circle and Circles #2 dies with the sizzix big shot machine. I used the fancy flower die and pucned 2 out of Elegant Eggplant. I also used the Bird Builder (stem) on the flower for a little extra "something" along with the tiny tags (and punch) and for an added touch.. a In Color brad (love these cute little things!). I used the spritzer tool with the river rock stampin write marker :) Have a great saturday!! Get inky! 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August Is Blooming! :)

Hi Everyone!! Happy Thursday! Wow.. this week is buzzing by FAST. Some days there are just not enough hours to squeeze in everything I wanna do. I did find a little time to stamp with my stampin bud, Lucinda. We made some rockin cards if I don't say so myself.. soooo... finally, I have some stampin art to blog! Woohoo! Here is a card using up some of my left over Sale A Bration DSP and Quick Accents Pack called Ice Cream Parlor.  The Fun Flowers Die was also used with the Melon Mambo and Peach Parfait papers from that pack. I used a Pumpkin Pie button and Linen Thread for the middle of the flower and the Friendly Phrases stamp set. This card just makes me smile.. it says "happy" all over it!

I thought I'd share a little something. I decided that I want to take my Stampin Up business a little more seriously and I'd like to do workshops starting in the fall. I'm very excited and nervous about this. I believe it will be a LOT of fun!!! I'm really looking forward to this. In the meantime, I made a display in my Lobby area of my Inn.. and I thought I'd share a little bit of what I did gather and assemble :) I hope you like!

It is fun to show off beautifully hand stamped creations. I have gotten a lot of positive feedback with this little display. Have a great day and take time to get all inky!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Are You In Need Of Paper? I Have THE Perfect Solution!

Free is always a good thing, right? Right now Stampin Up is doing a sweet promotion! During August 1 - 31 when you order 3 packages of Designer Series Paper (DSP), you get one FREE!!! Now is a GREAT time to stock up on all that yummy paper! If you are a paper - holic like I am, this is a great time to grab all those luscious packs of DSP!
  • There is no limit to the number of free packages of Designer Series Paper a customer can earn.
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper, Hostess Designer Series Paper, and 2011 Holiday Mini Designer Series Paper are not part of this promotion and cannot be redeemed through this offer. 
Contact me for more information. You can also view more information HERE  .