Friday, June 29, 2012

This coming Thursday, July 5th is once again, the monthly blog hop featuring very talented Stampin Up Demonstrators! Make sure to check it out.. the first Thursday of every month!

Here is a sneak peek of my projects.. they were so much fun to make!! 

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!! If celebrating the holiday early, please stay safe. Thank you so much for stopping by! 

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday is Download Day for MDS!!

Good Morning.. just a quick note.. life has been busy! Shew! I had 3 workshops this past week - I love it. The inn is getting busier too! I really do enjoy keeping busy though. Most of all, I am enjoying meeting some great new stampers and scrapbookers and spending time to craft with them!

Today is digital download day for My Digital Studio!! Check out the new goodies by clicking HERE

If you would like to purchase those downloads or need any other Stampin Up! supplies,  you can do so by visiting my online store, HERE

In the meantime, make sure you take a little time to get inky and creative.. and oooh!! One more things.. check this out..

Yes.. a new show on tonight at 10pm EDT.. Tori Spelling.. Hmm.. I had NO idea she was creative but, I guess you just can't judge a book by its cover! Tee hee. By the way.. I always dress like that to craft, don't you? I'm giggling.. !! Have a great day, everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Creativity In My Kitchen!

So, I was making sandwiches.. and the dogs wanted to help... so Ruby and Krystal went "loafing" and decided to be "in BREAD" dogs... just for a giggle.. creativity at its finest!

Tee hee.. have a GREAT night!!!

Mmm Cupcakes!

I love cupcakes.. something about them.. they are small and cute and so full of yummy goodness! I am having a workshop / party tomorrow and I'm doing some things outside my box.. and I'm very excited! Today I wanted to show you the 3x3 card.. very simple.. yet so cute! This would be fun with a little gift bag!
I used the colors, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo along with Crumb Cake.

The stamp set is Create A Cupcake and I used the Cupcake Builder punch.. SOOO Easy! I hope they like this little card as much as I enjoyed creating it! Stay tuned.. tomorrow I will show you a fun scrapbook page we are creating tomorrow, too!

Take care and take time to get inky!!! Have a great rest of your weekend and thank you so much for stopping on by!!!

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tuesday Is... Download Day for My Digital Studio!

Woohoo.. check these out today:

Some great stuff!!! 

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day To All Dads Out There!

Hi Everyone! Happy Sunday and Happy Father's Day!! I cannot believe half of the month is over with already. Yikes! The summer is already flying by. I just wanted to share a couple of photos I took today. I feel silly because I forgot to get a photo with my dad. However, I did get him to pose with the card I made him (original design by Kimberly Van Diepen.. thank you Kimberly!). He loved the design of his card and even asked how I did this.. and how I did that.. like he was truly interested in knowing how I made the card. It was kinda cute! I wish my mom would be as interested in stamping. I can't seem to give her the stampin or scrapbooking bug.

I however did not make the cake.. that is compliments of Dairy Queen. As you can see, it was melting but I still made my dad pose  for the camera with it. :) I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Summer Card

Hi and good day! The sun is out .. summer is here and I love fun fresh color on my cards. I'm a spring and summer kind of gal anyway, so these colors are right up my sleeve. I got this idea out of the Stampin Success Magazine that Demonstrators receive monthly. This design by Wendi Lau is just adorable! I could not resist.

What I used:

Pool Party Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Daffodil Delight Card Stock
Calypso Coral Card Stock
Postage Stamp Punch
1 inch Square Punch
Floral Fusion Sizzlit 
Stampin Dimensionals
Basic Rhinestones 
Petite Pairs Clear Mount Stamp Set
Square Lattice Folder - Embossing Folder
Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die
Sizzix Big Shot 

Pretty Darn Cute, eh?  I hope this inspires you to get a little crafty and inky! You could do any color combo to go with just about any theme. I just love this card - it makes me smile! 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What is a CASE?

Good Afternoon! Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I'm glad you are here. Happy Wednesday! So, what is a CASE? It stands for Copy and Share (Steal) Everything! When I get creative block.. I will do this if I see something I really dig! This card was CASE'd by Connie Babbert. I love the clean, simple use of a punch on this card, don't you? Check this out:

What did I use? 

Lucky Limeade Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Baja Breeze Card Stock
Floral District Designer Series Paper - one of my fav's!
Lucky Limeade Classic Ink
Baja Breeze Classic Ink
NEW Butterfly Punch
Postage Stamp Punch
Chevron Embossing Folder - love this!
Basic Pearls 
Stampin Dimensionals
Framelits Bitty Banners 
Sizzix Big Shot Machine

Simple and fun - I love cards like this! I will have to feature this at one of my workshops for sure! What do you think? 

Thanks again for stopping by! 

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Friday, June 8, 2012

Keep Calm And Carry On...

Please Note: the Carry On Hostess Exclusive stamp set in the new 2012-13 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is currently unavailable due to unforeseen legal issues.
We cannot help resolve this issue by contacting Stampin' Up!, but perhaps we can help by spreading awareness and influencing resolve of what appears to be the core legal issue.

After a short bit of internet research, I discovered that the EU granted an EU community trade mark for the words 'Keep Calm and Carry On' to a gentleman named Mark Coop in the UK, on March 25, 2011. Since then, it appears that Mr. Coop has been directing merchants all over the internet/world to take down merchandise with the wording, in an attempt to enforce his trade mark.

Trade Mark Direct, a trade mark service in the UK, claims the granting of the trade mark was a mistake and that no single person or entity should have been granted a trade mark for the wartime phrase, which has become public domain in our contemporary culture since the rediscovery of one wartime poster in a bookstore in the year 2000.  Mr. Coop reportedly received the EU community trade mark after his UK application was denied.

Bottom line, there is a UK campaign working to cancel the trade mark, and you can sign the petition here:


Apparently Mr. Coop is also pursuing trademark/copyright of 'Keep Calm and Carry On' in the United States and Canada.  My hope is that our support of the UK Keep Calm Campaign will prevent the perpetuity of this unscrupulous trade mark snatching on our shores...nip it in the bud, so to speak.

Check it out, see what you think, and if you are as disgusted as I am at the idea of someone trying trade mark/copyright something that's been public domain for the last 10 years, sign the petition.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Stylin` Stampin` Squad Blog Hop - Woohoo! Join Us!

**I must apologize, I posted this on Wednesday thinking it was Thursday.. oops. I had this dream the night before that I forgot to post my goodies and this morning was literally in a panic and at 8am posted... Yes, Dawn was having what I call a blonde moment. Sometimes.. I get ahead of myself, literally! Enjoy! :)

Welcome once again to another month's blog hop with the Stylin Stampin Squad. We have a great month of June goodies for you, as this month's theme is New Catalog / Father's Day / Graduation. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy the hop and see all the wonderful creations in store for you. Here are my projects:

I have for you....... a gift set! A flip book scrapbook, and a birthday card.. what a cool thing to receive on your birthday! I did make a few of these cute scrapbooks for Mother's Day and they were a BIG hit!

First, lets talk about the Flip Book Scrapbook! Items used:

Basic Grey Card Stock (12 x 12)
Baja Breeze Card Stock
Riding Hood Red Card Stock
Island Indigo Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Mixed Bunch Clear Mount Stamps
Basic Pearls
Twitterpated Fabric

Here is what the book looks like when opened:

 My carpet even matches!! (Thank goodness I vacuumed my studio, huh? Tee hee!)

Now, for the card. I love the Twitterpated Suite of goodies. They are just so soft and feminine. I'm a pink kinda gal and the soft colors of the blushing bride in this is so pretty. I am bummed to see it as an In Color retire, but who knows.. maybe it will make a return.. I sure hope so! Here is my card:

What I used for my card today:

Basic Grey Card Stock
Baja Breeze Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Twitterpated Designer Series Paper
Basic Pearls
Ribbon Is Retired - Oops! 
Blossom Punch
Perfectly Penned Clear Mount Stamps 
Mixed Bunch Clear Mount Stamps
Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  2. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  3. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  4. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  5. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  6. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  7. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  8. Linda O. of Stamp at Linda's
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Pam S. of Sunny Girl Scraps
  11. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim

I hope you enjoyed my projects. Please stop by the others blogs below and leave kind comments and let them know you did stop by. Enjoy your day and thank you so much for stopping by the Chalet!! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

We {heart} Our Hostesses!

Check out Stampin' Up!'s fabulous June and July Hostess Special. There's no better time to host a Stampin' Up! workshop!!

Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2012
Details: During June and July, hostesses who hold a minimum $450 workshop (excluding shipping/tax) will receive an additional $50 in hostess FREE merchandise dollars--that's in addition to the $65 they already receive for a $450 workshop!

Here's an example:

You have Party Sales of $450
You'll receive:
•Regular Hostess Benefits $65
•Bonus Hostess Benefit $50
•Total Benefits = $115, PLUS 1 item at 50% off

Why would you NOT want to take advantage of this?  It's crazy GOOD!
This is a hostess program for workshops only, online orders are not eligible.
Contact me today at or 231 690 0900  - let's party together!
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Quickie Share... MDS Style!

Hi Everyone.. when I cannot sleep (which seems to be the case lately), I like to MDS (My Digital Studio, that is) in bed with my Macbook Pro. I thought I'd share a creation I made while waiting to be sleepy...

Isn't she cute? LOL. Yes, Krystal and the crew were sampling a new flavor of ice cream at the House Of Flavors Restaurant - a local place that is so retro and they make their own Ice Cream. The new flavor is Carrot Cake and I must say.. SINFULLY good! So not on my diet.. I have to be careful! Would you like to learn more about MDS? Contact me.. I'd be happy to share! Check it out more, HERE and to purchase the program and weekly Tuesday downloads.. visit my online store HERE

First Thursday Of The Month Means...

You bet your sweet bippy.. its time for our monthly blog hop!! This Thursday starting at 7:00am EDT.. please make sure to join us, won't you? 

The NEW Ink Pads!


Good day everyone! I wanted to once again talk about the NEW IMPROVED Ink Pads Stampin` Up!® has created. I must say.. I love them. The more I use them.. the more I must have the whole set of four color families in them! 

I know you're going to love these new Stampin' Pads! Just look at all the exciting benefits listed below.
•Provide better ink coverage for your stamps!
•Light-tap stamping produces flawless images!
•Pad stays juicier for longer resulting in better ink pad longevity!

In addition, our new Stampin' Pads•Have a crisply printed, glossy label on the top of the pad that is easier to read and that will not fade or chip off!

•Come with color name labels in all four languages (English, Spanish, French, and German)-just choose your language, peel it off the back, and add it to the side of the pad for easy identification!

•Use the same patented flip-top case design that stores the inking surface upside down, so the pad surface stays moist!

•Are available in all colors, including our exclusive In Colors!

These are THE best stamp pads I've ever used! You have to try them!!
And something else for you.....
Check out Stampin' Up!'s fabulous June and July Hostess Special. There's no better time to host a Stampin' Up! workshop!!
Want a little retail therapy? Need a few items? Please check out my demonstrator website / online store by clicking HERE.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fantabulously creative and inky day! 

Monday, June 4, 2012

You all know that Stampin' Up!'s totally customizable starter kit is at it's new permanent low price of $99, right?  Look what else you can get for FREE this month only!

You also get products from the brand-new Patio Party Suite absolutely FREE, including the Make a Cake Stamp Set, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, and the Patio Party Digital Collection DVD!
Choose  Make a Cake Stamp Set in clear or Wood Mount

126740 Make a Cake Set (wood-mount) Retail Price $14.95
126742 Make a Cake Set (clear-mount) Retail Price $11.95
126916 Patio Party Designer Series Paper Retail Price $10.95
127215 Patio Party Digital Collection DVD Retail Price $22.95

That is up to $48 in additional FREE product!  
Joining Stampin' Up! is easy, just sign up online through my Demonstrator Business Website, HERE. I would love to have you on my team!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stamp Sale A Success!

I have to say.. it is a good feeling to purge.. spring clean. My Rubber Stamp Sale & Open House was a lot of fun. I met a few new people and got caught up with old friends! This is what I love about my hobby! Paper crafters are the BEST ever!! I thought I would share just a few photos of yesterday's event. I forgot to take pics while people were actually there - I think I was too busy to think about it! Ooops!

Today, I am recooperating! I hope you are taking time to get creative and inky!! Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2012

NEW Catalog and NEW Promotions.. Wowee!

Hi Everyone!!! Wow.. so much is going on with Stampin` Up that I just have to share.. and for me, too!

First of all.. do not forget.. tomorrow, 11am - 4pm, my HUGE retired stamp and paper craft sale and open house at the Inn! I would love to see you there! These wonderful stamps need a new home. :)

The new catalog is available! Do you have yours? If not, please let me know and I'd be happy to get one into your hot little hands. :) Its wonderful and I just cant brag about it enough! Contact me by going to my online store HERE. 

Have you considered being a hostess? I'd love to hold a Stampin / Scrappin party with you! I even supply the meeting room. All you have to do is invite all your crafting friends and bring a little refreshment. I supply the projects. It is so much fun! Please contact me.. I'd love to party with you. THE best part.. Stampin` Up! is offering an additional $50 in FREE product for a party of $450 or more. SWEET! Call me today and we can get your party started! More information here:

Do you want to have your cake and eat it too? :) Have you ever thought of being a Stampin` Up Demonstrator? Or, would you just like the discount for yourself? Hobby Demonstrator or Business Demonstrator, Stampin` Up welcomes you.. its "your way". I love that about Stampin` Up! There is NO pressure to have to do parties... just need to reach your minimum sales of $300 a quarter. That's it. Right now is a great time to think of getting the starter kit.. they are giving you even more goodies with your kit! More information here:

Shewwww, that is a lot of info there, isn't it? I just couldn't hold back! I wanted to share with you all as soon as possible :) I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.. and thank you so much for stopping by!