Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Imagine the New Colors and Blog Candy Winner

Stampin' Up releases five new trendy colors each year.   This years colors are Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Midnight Muse.  Fun names for fun colors!
I used the new Bitty Banners Framelits pack to die cut the In-colored flags and the Cupcake Builder punch for the clouds.  The sentiment is from the Word Play set and is stamped in Midnight Muse ink on a Marina Mist cardstock base.

Also today I have the winner of the blog candy from the UStamp Blog Hop.  I used random.org to generate choose.  The winner is.... Jeanne Nielson!!  Congratulations Jeanne... please email me with your address.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

UStamp 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to the Ustamp with Dawn and Friends!! 3rd AnniversaryBlog Hop.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just been wowed by Rachel Ricks' Travel Journal, wasn't that an AMAZING way to preserve your family travel photos and adventures?? Rachel is a FABULOUS Designer and always shares something special for UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!

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 FANTASTIC projects we have for you.

TINY and BIG are all the rage now and since it is National Scrapbooking Month, I couldn't resist creating a fun
"mini-mini" scrapbook.
The accordion style base adds a interesting & functional element to the Big Shot Petite Purse.
How cute is the tiny purse on the card??!! It opens out with the greeting and a picture inside...what a memorable surprise!!


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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Introducing Floral District DSP

One of the new Designer Series Papers that will be available (June 1st!) in the new Stampin' Up catalog is the pretty Floral District paper.   My first project with it is a large card and matching wrapped Godiva chocolate bar.
When the papers have larger scale designs I like to make bigger cards to show them off.   This one fits in a business size envelope.  
The base is a 8 inch by 9 inch piece of Lucky Limeade cardstock, folded in half to make a 4" X  9" card.  The Floral District paper is cut at 3-1/2" X 8-1/2".  I added the Tangerine Tango ribbon before adhering it to the card base.

The covered chocolate bar has shapes cut with the new Apothecary Accents Framelits.
The Framelits work so well when cutting a shape with a design because you can see exactly where to place them for the best layouts.  That is how I was able to perfectly align the center image.  The image is from the Just Believe stamp set and was heat embossed with clear embossing powder before being cut with the Framelit.