Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Thank You from me to you - FREE Shipping On Your Order December 3rd!

Make a list and check it twice.. I will help with your order and make it extra nice.. !! I want to thank you for your support with my Stampin` Up business this year and to do so, I'd like to offer you the following special (this is not through Stampin` Up, but through me, personally).

Place an order, through me, Dawn Bourgette, on Monday, December 3, 2012 up until 11:59pm EST.  You will get standard shipping free or a gift certificate from me for the amount of the standard shipping, depending on how you place your order.

 How to order:
 1. Call me at 231-690-0900.  If I'm not available when you call please leave a message with your phone number.  I'll call you back shortly to ask for your order and payment information.  Credit for shipping will be subtracted from the total of your order.  

 2. Email your order to dawn@dawnscreativechalet or  Include your name, shipping address and phone number.  I'll call you with the total of the order and ask for your payment information. Credit for shipping will be subtracted from your order.

 3. Order from my online store ( )  You will receive a gift certificate equal to the shipping amount to use on a future order.
 I'll honor this special as long as you contact me by one of the methods above from 12:01am Monday, December 3, 2012 through 11:59pm Monday, December 3, 2012.  Why is this important?  Let's say something happens and I'm not able to call you back before the deadline. I will still honor my special based on the date and time of your call or email. All times are Eastern Time. 

If you have any questions, please give me a call. Get those lists ready! Happy Shopping and Thank YOU for a wonderful year of friendships!

Bundling Up For The Holidays - Making "Cute" Gift Wrapping Simple!

Good Day Everyone! I hope that you are having an amazing day! Are you ready to "bundle up"? Here in Michigan, it is getting chilly but.. it comes with the season upon us! Stampin` Up had a great solution to your gift wrapping - making it cute, yet simple, even if you do not paper craft. What is even better - the bundles are at a 20% savings!

Check out this PDF File here. - how adorable! If you'd like more information, please call me or, you may get more information on my online  demonstrator website by clicking here.

Available November 29-January 2.
Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)
Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)
Ooh and one more very important tidbit of information! MDS2 is now available on disc! If you have been waiting to get it on Disc, now you can! Click here for the PDF for more information or click here for my online store to order anytime, 24/7
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a GREAT day!!! As we approach 2013, I have some very exciting things up my sleeve!! I am so excited I could squeal! Wait, I have! I can't wait to share with you - in the meantime.. take time to get inky! *hugs* 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Naughty Or Nice? A FREE Digi Download!

A little and a little nice is a good combo! Isn't this tag cute? It is yours, FREE! Just go over to my Demonstrator Web Site by clicking HERE to get this cute download for your MDS2 .. and... also check out the other awesome downloads available. Check out the downloads here as well with a PDF File  - this will give you a bigger view of each file! So, go ahead and indulge.. be a little naughty today!

Oh and while online, check out and grab up my NEW FREE App, available for iPhone, iPad, and Google OS based mobile phones and tablets! Pretty Exciting Stuff - check it out further, by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Cyber Monday Special Filled With Bling!

Happy Holidays! Wow, it seems strange to say that.. time flies! I have a great little special for YOU!! Every girl likes a little bling in their life! So, I want to offer you a little special during Cyber Monday. From Midnight tonight until 11:59pm Monday November 26th, for every $50 you spend on my online demonstrator website (DBWS) I will send you a FREE package of Basic Rhinestones! It is my little way of saying thank you, for your order!

To place an order is easy! Just click HERE and shop anytime that is most convenient for you! It's the online store that never closes! Also, do not forget, we have the Online Extravaganza going on:

You can save up to 50% off on some wonderful items, including MDS2!!! Just click HERE  for more information or just give me a call, at 231 690 0900! I'd be happy to assist you!

Now, what gets even better?? The Starter Kit.... or as I call it, a "party in a box" .. where you can choose anything (including SALE items!).. for $99.. and get $125 of great products.. !! To make the deal even sweeter, you will also get a FREE color family of ink pads, FREE! Yes, those yummy new firm foam ink pads that I just love!!

So, if you have a long list of want - ables as I call a wish list.. and it is right around $99, why not take advantage of this? Oh and did I mention FREE Shipping!? What a great little Christmas gift!

Right now is a great time to stock up or grab some wonderful stocking stuffers! Free "bling" with every $50 purchased at my online store and wonderful sales galore!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a great day, and remember.. take time to get inky!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I just wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. May it be filled with lots of great things today!! Enjoy the day and take time to get inky! *hugs*

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's a BIG Deal, literally!!! It all starts, today!

Hello, my crafting friends!!! Today the Online Extravaganza begins until November 28th!! You wont want to miss what Stampin` Up! has in store for you... really!!! Click HERE for all the details! Today only, the big shot for instance, is $79.96 - that is a $20 savings!! If you decide you want the Starter Kit (I call it a party in a box, because, it is!), you can include that and get an even bigger bang for your buck! Some amazing deals right now, and I don't want you to miss out!

If you have questions, please feel free to give me a call, at 231 690 0900 - I'd be happy to help! Have a great night and............ happy shopping!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Online Extravaganza - Savings Up To 50% on Stampin Up! Products.. Read On...

 Good evening! Wow.. what a day with some cool news to pass along! I was at the Artsie Craft show today (and will be there tomorrow) displaying, talking about, and selling my paper arts! If you are local, please feel free to stop by and say hi! Look for the PINK signs to Laurie Carey's home! It is a great show, with some VERY talented ladies!! Anywho.. I have some awesome news to pass along to you - and some GREAT savings!

Check this out! Click on this link for a PDF of a list of sale items!

Also.. for a few days, we have some door busters for you!

Dates: November 19-28, 2012
The Online Extravaganza promotion is our biggest online sale of the year! We want to make it easier for you to get sales during a time when lots of people are doing their holiday shopping, but not necessarily holding Stampin' Up! parties. So during these 10 days only, you and your customers can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!
In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!
Monday, November 19, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
Wednesday, November 28, midnight - 11:50 PM (MT)
Retail Price
Sale Price
118941 Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279 Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127 Stack & Store Caddy
You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.
The Fine Print
  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent--awesome!
  • Discounted products are available on all order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • There's no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion. Sale on!
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won't get the discount--bummer.
  • You and your customers can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order. 
Thank you so much! If you have any questions, feel free to call me at 231 690 0900. This is a great time to stock up on some great products! Holiday shopping for a friend or for yourself - its a great time to grab up the goodies!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a GREAT night!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Texture Boutique with Carrie Cudney

Here is some more information on the other new product Stampin` Up! is offering. They only have 4,000 of these, so order early for the holidays! This cute little embosser is economical, and cute enough to transport easily to your Stamping and Scrapbooking events! (I need to get myself one of these - they are so cute!)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope this helps the information I gave earlier, a little clearer. Have a great night!!

Talking Tag with Brandi Barnard!! Learn more it all!

Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine

Due to our partnership with Sizzix, we are pleased to be able to offer a test run of the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine in our North American markets. We have 4,000 available to be sold only while supplies last. If this product test goes well, we may offer the Texture Boutique again in the future.
The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

'Tis the season of giving, and the Texture Boutique makes a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to create their own elegant embossed art. To help you with your gift-giving needs, we're offering a special value bundle that saves you $5.90. If you prefer, you can also purchase the Texture Boutique alone. Looking for stocking stuffers? Pick up some additional embossing folders.
Texture Boutique Bundle
Item 132700
$39.95 (a $45.85 value)

  • Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 Pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim
  • Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
  • Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-Stampin' Up! exclusive
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine
Item 132657
Texture Boutique Embossing Machine, 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads, 1 Mylar Shim 

What a cute little embosser. This is great if you are limited on space and just want an embossing system in your craft room. You can order this at my online store by visiting here or just give me a call. I'd be happy to assist you! Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Another New Product from Sizzix and Stampin` Up! - Talking Tags!

Good morning everyone! Wow.. Stampin` Up! has been posting a lot of awesome news the past couple of days! It is very exciting!

This really grabbed my attention! Talking tags.. from Sizzix and Stampin` Up! It is an APP that you download and use it to make voice greetings - the uses for this are endless and I can't wait to try this myself!

With Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you. Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts . . . anything! Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project. Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!
How to send a voice message:
  1. Download the FREE TalkingTagT App on you smartphone from, iTunes® or Google PlayT.
  2. Adhere the message tag to your card or gift.
  3. Open TalkingTagT App and scan the code.
  4. Record your message (recording starts immediately, so make sure your ready!) 

You will have the opportunity to listen, re-record, cancel, or confirm your message after you've completed recording it. Each label allows up to 60 seconds of a greeting, song, or product message.
To play the message, recipients will need to download the app and scan the code.  Messages are saved for two years, so they can listen to it over and over.
How to Buy Talking Tags:
Buy 'em by the sheet! You get 10 tags for just $7.95 (item 129723), by going over to my Online Demonstrator Website HERE

How cool is that? Contact me if you'd like to try the talking tags - I think they will be a lot of fun to add to cards, and anything else you can think of! 

Have a great day!!! Take time to get inky! 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wow!!! Now, 2 Great APPs that are a MUST Have!!

Good Evening.. all kinds of buzz happening at Stampin` Up! Today.. I'm so excited I could just squeal!!!

You can download my APP by going to Google Play and soon to be available in iTunes App Store. But, you can grab it by clicking HERE! Its fun, easy and best of all, it's FREE!

It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a new app from Stampin' Up!

November 14, 2012

It has been hard to keep this a secret-we're so excited about it! We have created a card-making application, and we already have a great name for it: Simply 
Sent! This iPhone app allows customers to create an e-card-from a template or completely on their own-and send it via e-mail or post it on Facebook. And it's free!

Here's something you should know about this app: it's not My Digital Studio on a mobile device, not even close. This scaled-back version will only give customers a taste of what they can create when they buy MDS. We want to get our name and our art out there so more people than ever before will know about Stampin' Up! We hope you'll get excited about it as well and that you'll do the following:

Download it from iTunes or the App Store, share it with all your friends, and post a review! The more positive reviews it gets, the more prominent place it takes in the iTunes store. 

Try it out! 

I'm so excited!!! Give them both a try! Have fun and thank you so much for stopping by!!! 

GREAT News!!!

Oooh I am so happy! Stampin` Up! has just announced that as demonstrators, we can now add MDS downloads to customer and workshop orders! This makes it even easier to get those downloads you want to get on your wish list!

Don't worry! You can still visit my Demonstrator Web Site to order your MDS goodies, too! Either way, its quick and easy!

Speaking of quick and EASY and even FREE - grab my mobile app for your mobile devices, today! Visit Google Play (and soon to be in the iTunes store) or click on the this link to load it on your google phones and tablets, iphone and ipad's! Keep up with the latest on Stampin` Up news and my class schedule, and more!

Being a Big Shot (fan) Rocks!

Hi everyone!!! I have a little something for you today! How would you like to see the entire Big Shot product line in a separate, quick reference PDF? Well, today is your lucky day! We have created one big PDF with all the current Big Shot products, including the holiday catalog items, together in one place.

Just click HERE for a list you can save to your computer, ipad or iphone! This rocks my socks! I hope it is helpful for you, too!

Speaking of mobile devices.. want to follow the chalet on the go? Add my app HERE which can also be found in Google Play Store and soon to be in iTunes!

Want to do some holiday shopping, even if in your PJ's? Visit my online demonstrator website here, for shopping, and ideas galore, along with my class schedule - just click HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful evening and make sure to take time to get inky!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hello There!

Good Day Everyone!!! I hope you are having a good week so far! I need to post more. I feel like time is zooming by and before we know it, Christmas will be here! Yikes! Last weekend I attended Stampin` Up! Regional in Lansing Michigan. It was a lot of fun and very informative. We did get to see a few sneak peeks on things on the way in the new spring catalog and Sale - A Bration catalogs. I must say.. I am in love! Unfortunately, I cannot share what I did get to see...yet.. but stay tuned for that! In the meantime I thought I would share a little of the event with you...

I won prize patrol.. yay! Thank you, Bernice for taking this photo for me with my camera!! 

This is our team photo. Look at this wonderful group of ladies! We all look so sharp! 

A few cards that were shown on stage. Simple yet very cute! I love that leaf card, made with our Natural Composition Specialty Paper!

The lovely lady herself, Shelli Gardner was there! I loved her outfit.. isn't it adorable?

Above, some other pretty nifty ideas for cards that I thought maybe you'd enjoy seeing. 

Right now, I am working on crafty items to be put into an Art and Craft show I am in with a few other VERY talented ladies. I am so excited. If you are local, both this and next weekend I will be at Laurie Carey's home. Follow the pink signs to her house. We will be adding things both this and next weekend, so you will want to make sure you visit both weekends for sure! 

If you'd like to keep up on the happenings of the Creative Chalet.. add me to your mobile phone! Its quick and easy and FREE! Just go HERE. It is now in Google Play and soon to be added to iTunes! 

You can visit my online store and shop 24/7, making it easy for holiday shopping by just clicking HERE - you will also find my class schedule there and a lot of other wonderful Stampin` Up! information too! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Take time to get inky!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November's Stylin` Stampin` Blog Hop!

Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to another month of the Stylin` Stampin` Blog Hop! I hope you are having a great week and I'm very grateful for you to be joining us and for stopping by! Here are my projects. Now, before we do go further, I want to apologize.. as I have posted my 3D project previously (a week ago ish) and I wanted to to re post for the blog hop. Why? Because I just love my 3D project and I know not everyone has seen it so ..... I thought I'd post it again. If you have seen it prior to the blog hop, I will apologize. I just think its so Thanksgiving - ish!! Is that a word? It is now!! Now, onward to the projects:

 Here is my card:

The card was pretty simple to make. Here is what I used:

Seasonal Sayings Stamp Set
Summer Starfruit Card Stock
Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
Early Espresso Classic Ink
3/8 in Stitched Satin Ribbon - Midnight Muse

Now, for those Quirky Turkey's.. I love these little guys.. I really do! Here is what I used to make these little fella's:

Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper
Simply Scored Scoring Tool with Stylus
Early Espresso Classic Ink
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
Sticky Back Canvas (this is a non Stampin` Up Product)
Sponge for sponging the face and neck
Hot Glue Gun
Bandaids for those Hot Glue Gun Burns! Ouchie! LOL
1 inch Circle Punch

I hope you enjoyed my projects.. Now, please continue to hop around and look at the projects from the rest of the wonderfully talented gals with the Stylin` Stampin` Blog Hop! Thank you so much for stopping by! I appreciate you and am grateful you are here!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps-A-Lot
  5. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  6. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  7. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  8. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  9. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  10. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  11. Nancy B of Momma B Stampin'
  12. Terry B of Goin' Over the Edge

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Giving YOU A Sneak Peek!!

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going really well! I've been one busy chick. Last week I took a trip on a wim so to speak.. packed a bag and headed south to visit my nephew in Bowling Green KY. He is going to Western Kentucky University to get his masters in Psychology. I miss that guy! It was nice to see him! We delivered him a few food items and he was a happy camper. I was able to experience downtown Nashville for the first time too! Loved it!!

So, I have some really fun stuff to share with you! Stampin` Up! Is giving you all a sneak peek into our Stampin` Success Magazine that we as Demonstrators get either other month. I think this is one of my most favorite perks I receive being a demonstrator.

You can take a peek at this wonderful magazine, HERE . 

More awesome news..... tomorrow is the Stylin` Stampin` Blog Hop!!! Bright and early starting at 7am EST, you can hop around to some amazing blogs and view some creative Thanksgiving pretties! I hope to see you here tomorrow!!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you take some time to get a bit inky! If you'd like to keep up on the latest happenings with the Chalet and Stampin` Up on your mobile devices, you can add the Creative Chalet App by clicking HERE - its easy and the best part.. its FREE!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The NEW Stampin` Trimmer! A Cut Above Other Trimmers!

Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest! You can find the trimmer on page 180 in our catalog.
Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $29.95                           

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A $49.95 value!
Choose from the Classic Collections - Subtles, Regals or Brights! 10 colors in each set!
Hostesses: When your party totals $450 or more (before tax, s & h), get your choice of Classic Ink Pads in Regals, Subtles or Brights FREE!!! 
Customers: Purchase $450 in Stampin' Up! products (before tax, s & h and in (1) order), you will get your choice of Classic Ink Pads in Subtles, Regals or Brights!! - Makes a FABULOUS BONUS Christmas gift to yourself!!
BEST DEAL: Join my Team!: Yes, a FREE COLLECTION of Ink pads is a FANTASTIC BONUS, but so is 20% off ALL personal orders, Subscription to Stampin Success Magazine (for Demonstrators only), access to Stampin' Connection (Demonstrator Only Website), and getting $125 worth of products (your choice) for only $99! Oh, and can't forget the FREE shipping on the kit to boot! 

 Contact me directly or join online in 5 simple steps HERE
** Super opportunity for someone who is just getting into rubberstamping or wanting to add to their collection!
Thank you so much for stopping by! Have an Ink - Credible Day!! 
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