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January 2011

Another Family Share


Hi Everyone! Here's my nephew Jacob whose an incredible hockey player. Jacob took to the game just a few years ago and was a natural at it. They won 8-3 what a fun game! So Fri and Sat, basketball watching Nic and Sunday watching Jacob!P1050448 This weekend was all about family and I loved seeing my family come out to support the nephews.  So my life is like yours ;) balancing work, family and crafting! To the right is hubby Jeff, nephew Jacob, and sister-in-law Julie. I'll have some new projects to share this week and until then....

Happy Crafting! ~ Dee

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Scrap Attack! Masculine Birthday Card

P1050434Hi Everyone! I admit to being a paper scrap hoarder :) keeping all usable sizes of paper is a must in my little stampin' and paper crafting world! I do limit myself to one gallon size zip look for solid colors!! P1050436 Big LOL. This was my challenge to make cards every now and again using just my scraps. No new sheets allowed (with the exception of the card base.)

I took my brown scraps and the designer paper Blueberry Crisp 117392 scraps as my challenge colors.

Sahara Sand and Soft Suade

Word Window
Modern Label

Ink: Marina MistP1050437

Teeny Tiny Wishes' for the Happy Birthday
Punch Bunch - 2011 Sale-a-bration choice

How to make: card base 11" x 4 1/4". Fold in half. Cut 2 1/4: off top part of front of card. This will allow us our 'branch' look. The front and inside left of the card are somewhat mirrored images so when the card is open, it continues to look nice as well as covers up the backside of the branch, tree, and owl.

Run 4 strips of 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines embossing folder. Use the debossed side to face up and add interest to our tree truck and branch. Make the tree trunk with 2 strips. Freehand cut a branch with one. The last glue along the inside left side. The leaves are made using the bird punch's leaf image.

P1050435 For the inside right. I layered my scraps of Blueberry Crisp and used brown scraps to act as a border transition between the paper changes.

P1050433 I'm so happy with how this turned out, I'm going to use this card for a swap I joined with some other demos for masculine cards!

Look for other Scrap Attack designs every now and again and

Happy Craftng!~ Dee


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Game Day Felt Flowers

Hi Everyone! I make a batch of Warsaw Tiger team color felt flowers  for us to wear for last nights game. I love my Mom's top with it. P1050419 Here's my family!

Mom in the black and white sweater, my dad's wife Mary to her right in the orange sweater, Dad next to her. Above Mary's head is Ron, my (almost) brother-in-law. I'm in the glasses and black vest (yes unlike my blog picture I wear glasses all the time!) My sister Marlona to my right.

Nest photo: My sister Karla is to the left of my Mom. Karla's son Nic is who we go watch play HS bball.P1050424

Next photo:Andthe last of the family fan gang is brother-in-law Greg.

Nic bball5 This is my nephew Nic, #11, who we come out to support and watch. 

I hope you enjoyed meeting some of my family and


Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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Jenny's Snowman Jar


Hi Everyone! I know the holidays are over and it's not technically a paper craft, but I just had to share this! Last December I went to Joanie's to celebration Christmas with her. At church, they announced the ladies' group was making this cutie the next week! I  thought well fooey, missed it by a week. Well guess what?! Joan made an extra for me and gave it to me last weekend!!! I am so excited! His hat is a papercone so that counts, right?! LOL   I bet this idea could easily be modified for other holidays and occations.

P1050416 (The way I understood) how to make. Take a re-purposed sauce bottle and fill with craft snowflakes, drop a little do-dad embellishment inside. Cover either a styrofoam ball or cheapy christmas ornament in glue and roll in glittler or more of the snow.P1050417 Make a cone hat and glue onto head. Glue unto bottle and wrap ribbon or fun-fur yarn around neck.  They used beads for the eyes and mouth and polymar (sp?) clay for the nose. 

 Thanks Jenny for sharing your craft with others and thanks Joanie for making me one. LOVE IT!

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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It's Here! SALE-A-BRATION Starts today!


SAB2011Hi Everyone! Today starts Sale-A-Bration (SAB)...Whew Hew! Sale-a-Bration is the time of the year where you earn FREE products! Three easy ways to earn FREEBIES.
1) Spend! Spend $50 and earn one FREE SAB product of your choice.
2) Host! Host a workshop of at least $300 and earn one FREE SAB product in addition to the generous hostess benefits.
3) Join! Join my Stampin' UP team by becoming a demonstrator during SAB and get 15% off the Starter Kit. PLUS get a bonus bundle fille with over $50 in FREE product. Click here to learn more about joining Stampin' UP.

I admit to getting SAB geeked out. It's so fun for me to work with you individually or at your workshop to maximize Sale-a-brations. I have some weekends still open for your workshops during SAB and if your local, a week night is very doable. Contact me today if you want to Host A Workshop.

If you're one of my online customers, and this is your first SAB, you can place your order as normal and if it reaches $50 or more, you will be prompted to enter  your SAB item on a separate screen after you order as normal. It will read something like, "This order qualifies for one (1) sale-a bration item. Please enter the item number below."

Have fun enjoying these special stamps, accents, digital images and  decor elements exclusive to Sale-a-Bration! Happy Crafting! ~ Dee

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Perfect Plum - With Sympathy Card

Hi Everyone.Unfortunately, I needed a few sympathy cards. This card design could be one of those you make to have on-hand and add the sentiment as needed. Materials used:

Whisper White 100730 cut at:
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Card base
2" x 2 1/2" layering
2 1/2 x 3" layering
Scrap for sentiment
Perfect Plum card stock 101889 cut at 4" x 5 1/4" & 2 1/4"x 2 3/4"P1050414
Emboss perfect plum with Vintage Wallpaper 120175 embossing folder using the Big Shot 113439
Using the Charming Stamp set 116519 images, usePerfect Plum ink 101437 (I used my Stampin' Spot from the subtles collection 119712.) and stamp on 2"x2.5" whisper white.
Using Corner Rounder punch (SU 119871) round all card stock layer and base corners.
Tie Whisper White Organza Ribbon 114319 around the embossed perfect plum layer. Using a Sponge Dauber 102892. Assemble as shown.

Using the With Sympathy from Teeny Tiny Wishes 11537o, stamp on whisper white scrap with P1050413 VersaMark 102283. Sprinkle with 109131 Silver Embossing Powder and heat set. Punch with Word Window punch 119857 and layer with Modern Label 119849 Punch. Adhere to inside of card.  Happy Crafting!~ Dee


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Thanks Tiffin!

Hi Everyone!

Thanks to Joanie and all my Tiffin friends for a wonderful weekend! You can't beat seeing one's BFF & goddaughter, enjoying a Rob meal and papercrafting :) See you all soon.

Happy Crafting!~ Dee

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Ice Cream Cone Card

Hi Everyone! This ice cream cone card is made with.....the Petal Cone die! Yes that right :) I ran Crumb Cake 120953 cardstock through the Big Shot 113439with the Petal Die 121810. I then re-ran it through using the  114512 Backgrounds 1 Textured plates. I trimed off the semi circle from the die. Put Sticky Strip 104294 on folded tab and bring together to form your cone.

With Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Soft Suede, die cut just the scallop portion of the Petal Cone. That's our Ice Cream scoops! P1050410 Next, trace the cone on whisper white with pencil and cut on the inside of the lines. This will be your inside to put a sentiment, invite, etc... layer your ice cream scoops on top. Ink around the edges with Pretty in Pink. I got last year's Sweet Scoop set from the Summer Mini and used the sprinkle stamp from that. This year's Create a Cupcake stamp set in the Occation's mini (p22) would work exellent!

My saying is from the On a Pedestal 113814 stamp set.

Happy Crafting!


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