Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop


I’ve joined up with a group of demonstrators from around the world to give you some Scrapbooking Inspiration using Stampin’ Up! products.  You can follow through the hop by clicking on the next button below or on the list of names if you get lost along the way.   Hopefully everything will go along smoothly.  Now on to my page.


We got together for a family reunion earlier this summer – it’s Greg’s mothers side of the family.  Whenever we have had the family reunion we always get all of the kids together and line them up in age order.  Over the years they have changed so much and this year we were missing a few too.  While I titled it COUSINS this group are actually the kids of all the first cousins and siblings – so some are first cousins to each other and some are second cousins to each other.  Since I don’t really know my cousins I love being in Greg’s family where they are all so close and I’m glad that my children have cousins and extended family that they get to spend time with.

For this page I used the Color Theory Suite in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog.  I used one of the large cards from the Color Theory Memories & More card pack and I cut it in half and attached it to the back of my photo on the top and bottom.

I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set to stamp leaves on the Old Olive background page.  I used the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies to cut leaves from the Color Theory Designer Paper Stack.  The title letters are also cut from the same paper stack using the Large Letters Framelits Dies.

To finish my page I added Glitter Enamel Dots and some of the Dapper Denim Baker’s Twine. It’s a pretty simple traditional 12×12 page and I think I’ll pair it with a pocket page and more photos from the kids playing games at the reunion.

Hop on along to Jenny Hall by clicking the NEXT button – or click along in the link list below.


Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Sharon Dalton
  2. Megan Lenske
  3. Peta Stephen
  4. Lisa Henderson
  5. Pam Poli
  6. Courtenay Heuston
  7. Jessica Brigden
  8. Karie Beglau
  9. Simone Meye
  10. Lisa Gibson
  11. Michelle Veller
  12. Cheryl Algie
  13. Beth Rush
  14. Josie Dean
  15. Kelly Leese
  16. Stesha Bloodhart
  17. Virginia Porta
  18. Kerstin Klar
  19. Joanne Hodge
  20. Christine Alward
  21. Monika Lenkeit Davis
  22. Jenny Hall
  23. Lou Kitzelman

Thanks for visiting.


Autism Awareness Blog Hop


I’m participating today in a Blog Hop for Autism Awareness.  Our challenge is to create a card using the Autism colors of Red, Blue and Yellow.  Every person participating in this blog hop will be sharing with you a project as well as a fact about Autism.  And if you are able please donate to the “Stamped with Love Team” to raise money for the Autism Speaks organization.  Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public.

You can donate at the link here.

Autism Fact: As early as infancy, a baby can begin to show the three hallmark features of autism: communication challenges, impaired social interactions, and repetitive behavior.

Now on to my project.  I used a brand new stamp set that will be coming out in the 2017-2018 Annual catalog that starts on June 1st.  It is called Ribbon of Courage.


I stamped the floral ribbon in Basic Black ink and then colored it in with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I used Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Marina Mist.

The back ground is made from the Stitched Shapes Framelits – I cut squares in each of the colors and cut them to fit together and create the background on my card.

The words are from the Me = Grateful stamp set which is on the retiring list.


Be sure to hop along to the rest of the members of the Autism Awareness Blog Hop, see their creations and learn more facts about Autism.

Blog Hop #3 April 22nd 7am EST

1- Kimberly Van Diepen

2- Kylie Bertucci

3- Lee Conrey

4- Rachel Bronson Yukanin

5- Heather Wright Porto

6- Susan Best

7- Louise Sharp

8- Candy Rattray

9- Maureen Rauchfuss

10- Tammy Fite

11- Billie Moan

12- Monika Davis

 Thanks for stopping by and learning about Autism.



The Ultimate Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ UP! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


I’m sharing some Note Cards that I created for a Stamp Out Breast Cancer class I held on Oct. 1st.  I used all the class fees to donate to my walker fund for the 2-day Breast Cancer Walk I’ll be participating in on Oct. 15th/16th in Atlanta, GA.  We will be walking 30 miles over 2 days!


For these cards I used the Whisper White Note Cards and envelopes.  Each card is a little different but all are pretty quick.

Stamp sets used: Here for You, Heartfelt Sympathy, Watercolor Wishes, and All About Everything (it was the free set that came with the Paper Pumpkin kits earlier this year).

I used the Pop of Pink Designer Paper and Washi tape, plus Pearls and an enamel dot.

Dies and punches used: Lots of Labels, Butterflies Thinlits, and Elegant Butterfly punch.

On Sunday I did a training walk – my friend Molly and I walked 17 miles on Sunday.  We think we are pretty ready to do the 30 miles in two weeks.  We hope the weather stays nice – it was cool in the morning but by the time we were done it was getting pretty warm.  At least it felt like that to us.

Thanks for stopping by – you are at Stamping At Monika’s Place – Monika Davis. To continue to be inspired whether you’ve come from the person previous to me or after me on the list below all participants are listed to help you as you journey among us being filled with pink inspiration.  Hopefully this works – its my first time to participate in a blog hop like this so I haven’t used this link up thing before. There are 60+ demos posting pink ideas today – so I hope you will hop along and visit them all!

If all you see is an icon and no list – try clicking on the icon to see if the list comes up.  


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 Lisa Foster’s Vintage Christmas project.  I know I was – it is a beautiful project!
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.
I will return to my regular posting schedule after the Blop Hop ends.
For my project I chose a Christmas Countdown project.  It was something I had in mind as soon as I saw the 25 & Counting Stamp Set in the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog.  It’s my favorite mini ever!! (But I am partial to it since my picture is in the US version)  And if you get creative you can use this set for more than Christmas – I cut apart the words/numbers and use them on birthday cards too – it doesn’t work for every stamp but it works for a lot of them.
Now back to my project –
It doesn’t look like much in the picture but the box holds 25 countdown cards and on each card is a peek-a-boo frame – when you open the frame underneath is an activity for you to do that day!  Make the whole month fun for the kids.  I created three sheets of activities – 36 total and you can choose the 25 that suit your family or make up your own.
Here is a peek at one of the cards –

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!


  • 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 Kirsten  ready to share a delightful Holiday project with you.

If you would like to hop back to Lisa’s  Roof Top, please click below.

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

UStamp with Dawn & Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! World Showcase Blog Hop.  Are you excited to be here?  I know I am!  I’m very excited to be part of this and to show you the project I created.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just come from Marisol’s blog.  What did you think of that cute Scratch & Sniff card?  Wasn’t that a fun summer card?

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 super projects we have for you.  At the bottom of each post there are links to the previous and next blog.

For my project I decided to use the Strength & Hope stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalog.  Remember if you purchase this stamp set (or the digital download) Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 from your purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Stampin’ Up! started their  Making a Difference Program in 2003 and partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities which continues today.  Stampin’ Up! has partnered with various other organizations over the year in an effort to make a difference in the world around us.

Now here is my project which will surely inspire you….

I have had this luminary idea in my mind for several weeks and it came together just beautifully don’t you think?
It is soft and inspirational.  I remember when I walked in the Relay for Life for my mom (she had Colon Cancer) we had luminaries surrounding the track as we walked.  That has been a handful of years ago but I always think of those luminaries and they gave me the inspiration to make one with this stamp set.  These would be beautiful on all the tables at a fundraiser event.  Here is another view of the front –

Click on the World Showcase Blinkie below to access the site with all the free tutorials.
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 FREE PASS to the next UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! session – I ♥ the Holidays!! I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Monday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient. If you have already joined I ♥ the Holidays!! for the Special Party Pricing and you are selected as the winner, you will get a FREE Pass to the NEXT event after I ♥ the Holidays!! which will launch in the Fall.
AND now for the really cool part!! You will NOT want to miss out in THIS!!
By clicking this really cute blinkie…yeah…go ahead and click it!!…
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, please hop on over to NEXT BLOG where you will find Jen with a scrapbook layout and card featuring the Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin’ Kit.

Thanks again for stopping by!!

UStamp with Dawn and Friends Blog Hop Coming Soon!

I’m super excited to join UStamp with Dawn and Friends as a designer.  Get ready to “hop” everybody!

This is going to be a super fun Blog hop featuring the talented designers from UStamp!

June 10 – 13: FREE World Showcase Blog Hop


* The FABULOUS UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Design Team will have awesome projects for you to enjoy at their blogs on the Worlds Showcase Blog Hop.


* Every project will include a link for a downloadable PDF tutorial.


* Every Designer will have BLOG Candy at their blogs and YOU could be a winner!!


Get ready for some fun – I hope you will join me and the rest of the UStamp designers!

January PAWS Meeting

Last weekend I had my PAWS team meeting.  We covered some business topics, talked and shared about leadership, stamped some great projects, traded swaps and had a lot of fun!  I wanted to share some group pictures and our meeting Make&Takes.

Stephanie, Becky, Travice, Cindy, and Lisa

The girls here are working on a petal cone project using the new Petal Cone die from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog.  They had a choice of Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight or Tangerine Tango for their box.  The sides were decorated with Designer Series paper and Pom-Pom trim.  This project idea actually came from a new site that I joined called the Paper Crafter’s Library.

You can fill the petal cones with candy or other small items.  Close up the top with some ribbon for this design.


Fran, Linda, Cindy, Cindy, Christine

In the other room the girls were working on a little card using the Take a Spin stamp set and spinner hands from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

This was a 3×3 birthday card and then has the extra scallop trim on the edge.  It will fit in our medium envelopes. Christine is holding her sample up.

The other end of the table is a card that Fran designed using a neat little punching technique to create a fancy frame.

Fran’s card uses a 3×3 inch square of card stock to start creating the border.  We did discover that you have to use the old style Eyelet border punch in order for this to work.  Center the Eyelet border punch on the center of each side of the square and punch – it leaves the four corners and a thin edge on the outside.  The new style border punch does not leave this edge.  Then punch all four sides again with the Scallop Trim border punch – this one is the new style.  It punches the fancy trim on all four edges that you see on the edges of this square.  The stamp set we used was Cute by the Inch for the center square.

Monika, Marie

Jenn also brought a Make&Take project along with a bunch of other Valentine treat ideas that she shared with everyone.  I forgot to take a picture of her other ideas but here is the little Tag Treat we made.

This little holder is cute for a table – I’ve used this idea before at the holidays and we put little mints, nuggets, or kisses in side the holder.  When I use them on a table they become place card holders and I just write names on them.



Here is Jenn showing off the other project that we made.  Name tags using the new Sew Suite Fabric and the Designer Fabric covered brads in the Stampin’ Up! mini catalog.  This idea was shared on stage at the Leadership conference and I thought it would make a great project for our meeting.

To make the tags I used the white card board that comes in the back of the Designer Series paper packs.  It was cut using the Two-Tags die and the Big Shot – this is the tag with the scallop circle at one end – it is covered by the flower in the picture.  The flower is three 1/2″ by 6″ pieces of fabric.  The pieces are folded over and a Fabric Covered brad is pushed through the center.  The flower is attached to a piece of matching card stock that was punched with the Scallop Circle punch.  Add the flower to the tag and write your name on the front.  On the back glue a pin back so that you can attach it to your shirt.  I used Crystal Effects for my sample and allowed it to dry overnight, but in the meeting we used a hot glue gun.  At the next meeting I hope that everyone will wear their name tag so that we know who they are!

That was a look at our meeting and our M&Ts.  Our next team meeting will be in March and I’ll be adding the information to my Stampin’ Connection PAWS group in February.  Contact me if you would like information about joining my team or if you are a demonstrator and would like information about coming to my meeting.

Have a great day!