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October's Card Class

DSCN3550Hi Everyone! October's and November's card classes are full-blown Christmas and Holiday! We'll make this set in October. Local crafters - please join me Saturday, October 12th (Tuesday class full). Everyone :) enjoy the inspirations!

Winter Frost Designer Seriers Paper Pack 132183 was used for color theme and design. Click through the Thumbnail images to see each up close.


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:) The Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine 113439 is an intragal tool in my classes. Sometimes I used retired products for my in-person classes. Just because it's retired, doesn't mean it's forgotten!

Other items used:
Stamps: Keepsake Ornaments (w 128048, c 128051), More Merry Messages ( w 126400, c 126402), Snowflake Soiree (W 127922, C 127925) from the Holiday carry-over - See them here! Download 2013 Holiday Carry-over, (Retired = R) Crosses of Hope (Trefoil Cross 130589 can be substitited)

 Paper: Winter Frost Designer Paper. Card stock - Whisper White 100730, Smokey Slate 121043, Coastal Cabana  131297, Soft Sky 131203, Bemuda Bay131997.

Ink: Metallic Encore Pad Silver 132142, Smokey Slate 131179, Coastal Cabana 131175, Bemuda Bay 131171.

Tools: Holiday Ornaments Framelit Die 127816, Apothacary Accents Framelits 127003, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL 120893, (R) Snow Flurry Die (Sub Festive Flurry Framelits 132193), Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder 132174, Honeycomb Embossing Folder 129378, (R) Snowburst Embossing Folder (Sub. Petals a Plenty 116824), carry-over Merry Minis Punch Pack 126882, 2-1/2" Circle Punch 120906 

Accessories: Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon 114319, Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon 125582, Silver 1/8" Ribbon 132137, (R) Soda Pop Tops (Sub. Silver Glimmer Paper 124005, Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246

Adhesives: Stampin' Dimensional Foam Dots 104430, Snail Adhesive 104332, Glue Dots 103683, TomBow Multi-purpase Glue 110755

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The Question I Get Asked The Most Is...

Question-mark-orange-200x200How do I get started?

Hi Everyone!

  • Do you watch a lot of card making videos and follow a few blogs?
  • Do you think "I'd love to make that!", followed by "but it looks intimidating."
  • Do you think "How do I get started?"

If the above sounds like you, you are not alone! "How do I get started?" is my most asked question!! Here's my answer - follow these steps:

1) Try a Kit to see if you even like the hobby!
2) Invest in the Basics.
3) "Buy" a project.

1) Try a Kit
*Most everything you need to complete the project is included. A small investment to see if you really like the hobby! AND YOU will get the thrill of a completed project!
*Keep trying kits until you are ready for the next phase. The Paper Pumpkin Kit program is perfect for this!

Are you getting hooked on the hobby? And wanting more, more, more! Then you are ready to:

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Scrapbook Sunburst Technique Video Tutorial

DSCN3548Hi Everyone! Woohoo!!! I completed 4 scrapbook pages...big big accomplishment for me lol! See my previous posts for the other ones up close and here are the last two of my goddaughter's senior pictures.

DSCN3547As with the other's, the Sunburst Technique is used.

AND it was crazy, but Stampin' UP!'s Designer Papers worked perfectly with her pictures!

Birthday Basics 130145 (above), Epic Day this and That 130814 (left), Modern Medley 126926 and Sweater Weather 132184 were used on the pages. Here they are all together!


DSCN3545And video tutorial for the making a scrapbook page with this technique.


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12 Weeks of Christmas!

12weeksofxmas13Hi Everyone! Sign-up for my Newsletter to receive 12 Weeks of Chirstmas cards, holiday gifts, holiday tags and bag inspiration.  These projects will be exclusive just for my newsletter readers. Click here for more information!

This will stay on top of my blog while 12 Weeks of Christmas is going on. See below for my most recent posts. Let's get ready for the holidays together! Take care, Dee


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Modern Medley Sunburst Scrapbook Page

DSCN3543Hi Everyone! Another scrapbook page (8-1/2" x 11") with goddaughter Jillian's black and white senior picture. Modern Medley Designer Paper 126926 is a set of sheets in classic designs, in Basic Black and Very Vanilla colors. PLUS Jillian is very, very talented musically and I incorportate the music sheet design frequently as a nod to her talent.

DSCN3542You can also frame a page! - I have to go looking for a slightly bigger frame so the matting comes through. Make sure to take that into consideration LOL unlike me, if you plan to frame.

If you look closely, the triangle wedges are not uniform. I cut a variety of sizes and lenghts. And feel free to overlap pieces to close the gaps.

IDEA! How cute would it be to take this year's school picture - the wallet sizes, use this technique and send a framable card to grandparents! Send a light weight frame along with it! My parents would have loved that!

Take care and

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Sunburst Technique on Scrapbook Page

DSCN3535Hi Everyone! This lovely young woman is my goddaughter Jillian! I have 4 senior photos of her from last year that I'm scrapbooking. AND I'm going to use the Sunburst Technique on all 4 but in slightly different orientaions and layouts. I have this and the Circle Card Thinlit videos planned yet this week!

Don't  you just love how easy it is to turn a card idea into a scrapbook page inspiration and vice versa?!

DSCN3536Here's my Sunburst Card along side the Sunburst Scrapbook Page. I used 4" x 12" strips of Sweater Weather Designer Paper 132184 and cut diagonal. (Click here to see the posting with the card sunburst video tutorial)

I used the entire 12x12 Whisper White 124302 card stock as the base. Here's a series of photos you can view to see the assembly progress. As with the card, I recommend Stampin' Anywhere Glue Sticks 104045 for the adhesive to cover the cardstock.



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AND I have to give kudos to Stampin' UP! for making the Stampin' Paper Trimmer 126889 an AWESOME size so one can turn the strip on the diagonal to cut. Other trimmers are just at 12 and allow no wiggle room. See the photo above in the Thumbnails.


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Nifty 50!

Hi Everyone! I'm turning 50 soon. Sounds like a number to celebrate doesn't it? A little savings celebration!

How would you like to save a little extra on your supplies for the upcoming holiday? How about a BIG SHOT for $50!?

To take advantage of the Nifty 50 coupons - email your order to - I'll need to order so I can apply your savings!

BogoBUY ONE - GET ONE at 50% off. Purchase any item - get the 2nd item at 50% off! Higher item used for full price, next highest 1/2 off, next highest full price, next highest 1/2 off.  Let's say you wanted 4 items priced at $40, $35, $7 & $6 - Your BOGO would look like:

$40 item
1/2 off $35 or $17.50
$7 item
1/2 off $6 or $3.00

Fab50WOOZIE! This coupon is for the crafter ready to get serious! For $200 (prior to tax & s/h) you'll get the Big Shot ($99.95 value) Plus your $150 in product THEN an additional $40 in Stampin' Rewards that you can use to purchase any current product of your choice! ~$290 value for $200!

Already have the Big Shot? - Save $50 on any item equal to or over $99.95. That's a LOT of product for the money!

Dolled upOf course I'll have to get "Dolled UP" to celebrate my birthday by offering anyone who joins on or before October 4th with an Organizing Utility Tote by Thirty-one in Big Dot with 'Stampin' Doll' embroidered on it!

Carry your new goodies in style, enjoy an everyday 20% discount and be part of both the Designer Paper Dolls &  Stampin' UP! family.

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Circle Card Thinlit Card

DSCN3520Hi Everyone! I finally got to play with my Circle Card Thinlit this weekend. So super easy to make this interactive card.It uses the Circle Card Thinlits Die 133480 along with Eastern Elegance Designer Paper 130131. Coordinating card stock in Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White used.

Here's what it looks like opened up AND a quick (30 sec.) look at it in action.


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