Thursday, December 29, 2011


Hello stampers! I hope you and yours had a great Christmas! Mine was awesome! The best part was seeing family and friends. Recently I have seen many of these gift card holders, and I love them! I just had to give it a "shot" too. I made them to perfectly fit a gift card, and did you notice the esspresso colored insert? Just love them!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day ☺


Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Hello stampers! The best part of the holidays is sharing them with those you love... Over the next few days I will be spending my time with family and friends! I am so excited and can't wait to see everyone! I also just had to share a picture of my little Foxy. She received a "Christmas card" from Aunt DeeDee this year and she absolutely loved it! It is an edible card and boy did she go to town. It took her about 2 seconds to start gnawing. The cookies you see above are a bit more people friendly. My daughter's and I made these yummy treats to share this Christmas!

I hope you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Hello stampers! I'm not sure where to begin; I "believe" THANK YOU is a good place to start... I have the most amazing little group of ladies that attend my Stampin' Steps classes! It is a pleasure to see these ladies almost every week, and today I was presented with the little holiday goodies/gifts you see below from them! That was soo sweet of you all!!! I do not expect anything out of my classes, except that you have a good time when you come. So this was way above and beyond! Sylvia, Kirsten, and Donna - THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! I love my gifts! They are all FABULOUS!!! I also had a request to post a picture of the card you see above, so here it is ;-)
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day ☺

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Hello stampers! Over the last few days I have been getting ready for Christmas! These are just a few of the "cute" holiday greetings that will be finding their way through the mail in the very near future.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day ☺

Monday, December 5, 2011


Hello stampers! Let me just start by saying, THANK YOU!!! I was overwhelmed by ALL the sweet comments you have left on my Up On The Rooftop Blog Hop post! With that being said, today is Tuesday... And that means it is time to annouce the blog candy winner from my blog hop post!!!

Drumroll please...

The randomly selected winner is; Barbara Becker!

Barbara said...
This is fantastic, I love this and can't believe how much work must have gone into this project. Holy smokes!!!!

As a special thank you to all of you I have created the sweet little coffee holder you see above. It perfectly holds a Starbucks Via Ready Brew, and is super easy to put together!

Here are the directions;

For the base you will need a 2 1/4" x 9 1/2" piece of cardstock. Score this piece at 6". Fold on the score and wrap a 2 1/2" x 6" piece of designer paper around the whole bottom half. Tie a ribbon around the middle and tuck your coffee inside! That's it! Super easy! Have fun and change it up a bit with different embellishments!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day ☺

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Up On The Rooftop Blog Hop

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Up On The Roof Top 2011 World Showcase Holiday Blog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Rachel Ricks' Christmas card holder. What a great way to display your "merry mail"!

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 FABULOUS projects we have for you.

Allow me to introduce my project - the one and only, Santa! This cute little guy is perfect for making spirits bright!!!Sweet enough to set out as your holiday decor, but lift his chin and you will find so much more! Could you imagine opening an envelope to find this merry little guy with a Christmas greeting!?
And I just love those cute little jingle bells! Creating your own little Santa for the holidays will help make the season merry and bright! 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 great goodie bag of current Stampin' Up! products. I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, 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!! See the blinkie below to access the FREE Blog Hop Website.

  • In the Spirit of the Holiday Season, you have the opportunity to get in on "Special Holiday Pricing" for the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! SCORE!! Event. The Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool is HOT STUFF and SCORE!! will feature 40+ projects, all created using the Simply Scored Tool. SCORE!! is a MUST NOT MISS Event!! See the blinkie below to join and get in on the Early Bird savings.

And now for the most exciting giveaway of the season...

Everyone that joins the new and exciting upcoming event - SCORE!! - with "Special Holiday Pricing" will be entered into a Drawing to win 1 of 3 FREE Passes for an ENTIRE YEAR of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

You read that right!!

YOU could win a whole year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events FREE!!

***Special Holiday Pricing of just $19.99 ends Dec 8th***

Winners will be announced on Friday, Dec 9th.

Click the Blinkie below to join SCORE!! with Special Holiday Pricing

and a chance to win a FREE Year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

Click the blinkie below and you will be taken to


Of course it's ***FREE*** to join and

there you will find the tutorials for ALL the blog hop projects,

PLUS live chats, challenges and more prizes!!

You will even have an opportunity to be considered for a spot as a Guest Designer!!

Yes!! It is all FREE, so tell all your friends and

join the fun with UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!


AND last but certainly not least, it's time to hop on over to the next Designer's Roof Top, so please click below for NEXT BLOG, where you will find HEIDI ready to share a delightful Holiday project with you.

If you would like to hop back to Rachel's Roof Top, please click below.

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Holidays to YOU!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Hello stampers! Yesterday was my birthday, and I also held a stamping class. At my class I was blown away with the sweetest surprise! Two fabulous ladies, (Donna and Kirsten), brought me a present! I was given the sweet little owl card you see below with a gift card to Starbucks! And a dozen muffins! I love the card, love Starbucks, AND the muffins are very yummy!!!

That was sooo sweet of you both!!!


I have so much fun sharing creativity in my classes, and would love for you to join us! The next class will be held on Tuesday December, 6th from 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM at the Madison, TN Hobby Lobby. We will be making the four projects you see above in this class. The cost is $15.00 per person, and all you need to bring is your scissors and choice of adhesives! If you are in the Nashville area and would like to attend just let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day!


Friday, November 25, 2011


Hello stampers! First of all, thank you so much for all the positive feedback on my Elf on a Shelf! I am honored to hear how many of you enjoyed this project! I have had a few requests for directions on my little elf. Well, I have good news and bad news. Lets start with the good news; I am currently working on a tutorial for an extremely similar project. The tutorial will be the same for the elf except for a few slight modifications. The bad news is; The tutorial I am putting together is for the 2011 Holiday UStamp with Dawn and Friends blog hop. This is only bad news because it will not go live until Dec. 1st thru Dec. 4th, so you will have to wait a little while. The blog hop is free and will feature many other fabulous stampers and their amazing projects too! Keep your eyes peeled Dec. 1st - 4th for the details on how to make this little guy and another special little guy!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Hello stampers! It is that time of year again, when we are all reminded to be thankful for what we have. This 12 x 12 page is perfect for sharing just that, what we are thankful for. More than anything I am thankful for my family and good health. Without either one of those things life would lose meaning. What are you thankful for?

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous Thanksgiving ☺

Monday, November 21, 2011


Hello stampers! I have been honored to be a guest designer over at UStamp with Dawn and Friends. Tic-Tac-Tac is the second of two projects I designed for the 2011 Knockout Punches event. The complete tutorial for this project, and my previous stampin' room, can be found over at UStamp with Dawn and Friends. There are many other fabulous designer's with more fabulous projects too! Be sure to check it out!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day ☺

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Hello stampers! After recently discovering "Elf on a Shelf", even though this concept has been around for a while, I decided to create my own Elf on a Shelf! The story goes; Since Santa is so busy and only one person, he sends his elves to see if you are naughty or nice. Your elf sits up on a shelf as he keeps a watchful eye for the big man up North. I thought this was such a cute idea and just had to make one! My elf was inspired by one of my all time favorite elves, "Buddy the Elf".

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day ☺


Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Hello stampers! At my last Stampin' Steps class I was presented with a challenge... The challenge was to use metal elements made out of recycled aluminum cans on a card. Well here are 3 cards I came up with! I had a lot of fun with this challenge! (Thanks Kirsten!) I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day ☺

Monday, November 14, 2011


Hello stampers! Every once in a while it is nice "jot down" a note of thanks... So this one is for you! Thank you! Thank you to everyone who has stopped by this blog, left a comment, sent an e-mail, taken a class, and for anything I may not have listed... If you are reading this Thank you! Knowing you enjoy my creations enough to take the time to visit my blog makes it all worth it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a fabulous day ☺


Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Hello stampers! I am pleased to announce that every Stampin' Steps class will now be offered most Tuesday's in the afternoon and evening! That's twice the opportunity for every class! The next class will be the Classic Christmas card class. We will be making the cards shown above on Tuesday November, 15th. Class times are 12:30PM -2:30 PM or 5:30PM -7:30 PM and will be held at the Madison, TN Hobby Lobby. The cost is $15.00 per class per person. All you need to bring is scissors and your choice of adhesives. If you are in the area and would like to join us, just let me know!

In my last post I introduced Stampin' Confessions. The randomly drawn winner of this round is Jani!

Jani's Confession...
LOL. I do the same thing with ideas at night. I actually keep a little book light and pen and pad by my bed so I can write enough info down to jog my memory about the project I had in mind. Now if I could only do something to organize all those little pieces of paper...LOL.

Jani - Contact me to redeem your Stampin' Confessions Stampin' Addicts Support Kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day ;-)


Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Hello stampers! I am very excited to share this with you: Starting today, I will be sharing a series of confessions! What does this mean?!?! Well, once month I will be sharing a "stampin' confession" with you. And every month I will offer you an opportunity to share your confessions too! Everyone is welcome to share a Stampin' Confession, and anyone who shares a Stampin' Confession on each Stampin' Confessions post will be entered into a drawing to win my personally designed Stampin' Confessions Stampin' Addicts Support kit.

What does the Stampin' Confessions Stampin' Addicts Support Kit contain?


(Please note: Items included in the Stampin' Confessions Stampin' Addicts Support Kit may vary slightly from month to month since this is a handmade gift from me to you. This kit is intended for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to help you through any real life complications)

♥ Here is my Stampin' Confession;
Sometimes when I am "trying" to fall asleep at night, I get a burst of ideas. The kind of ideas that cannot wait until morning. You know the ones that give you a second wind and make you leap out of bed cause you can't wait to put your abstract ideas to paper. Because of this I sometimes lose much needed sleep, but can't help it... When you gotta' stamp, you gotta' stamp, right?

♥ Now it is your turn:
Leave your Stampin' Confession at the bottom of this post and you will be entered into a drawing to win a Stampin' Confessions Stampin' Addicts Support Kit! Drawings will be made, and the winner announced on Wednesday November 9th.

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a fabulous day ;-)