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February 2016

DSC#170-Number of Years Bundle plus Have a Cuppa

Hello World!!

I am so excited to share with you this weeks DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge. This week our jumping off point was this very sweet cupcake drawing. Lots of elements to use as inspiration....cupcakes, colors, party, cherry, birthday, confetti and the list goes on and on and on.


So many options to pick from with this inspirational photo, what's a girl to do??

Well dear friends, this is what I came up with. I hope you like it as much as I do. I know a very special lady that will be celebrating her 90th birthday soon and I can't wait to pop this little gem in the mail to her.


Cuppa Cupcake Birthday


What Do I Need To Make This Beauty? aka Supply List

  • Stamp Set: Number of Years  
  • Papers: Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Bermuda Bay, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White  
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay  
  • Accessories: Large Numbers Framelits Dies, Big Shot, 2-3/8" Circle Scallop Punch, Metallic Foil Doilies, Bermuda Bay 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim

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Product List


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Be sure to check out all the other "Home Sweet Home" inspired cards of the creative STARS (click on their name)

Dawn Olchefske 

Connie Plaumann

Dawn Thomas - you are here

Debbie Sollinger

Jan Carlson 

Miriam Bollinger

Sharon Bennett

Angela O'Neill

Cathy Peck 

Joan Weidling 

Robyn Rasset 


Taco Tuesday!!...NOT

It's Tuesday.


Nope. Something much more exciting than Tacos. What could it be?

It is time for a new set of Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!


DSC#169-Sketch Pad

Good Day Friends.

This week's DOstamper Thursday Challenge was to create a card from this sketch:




This type of challenge is always fun for me because the basic idea is provided so all I have to do is have fun picking out the details and accessories. I couldn't make up my mind so I ended up with two cards for this sketch...same design different colors. And I love both of them. Please leave me a comment and let me know which one is your favorite.
Mint Macaron Option


This was the first one I made with the beautiful 2015-2016 In Color Mint Macaron and silver. I love this color because it reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream, which is one of my favs.

The second card I made was with Blushing Bride and Gold. To be honest, Blushing Bride was not a color I used too terribly much until this new Occasions catalog. In the past if I wanted to use pink, my first choice was ALWAYS Pink Pirouette followed by Melon Mambo. I have to say Blushing Bride is one of my new favorites-I especially like it paired with Gold as in this card. I think it is lovely and I hope you do as well.
Blushing Bride option


Dawn's Supply List

I've included a list of specific item used in each particular color combination and a general supply list for the items used in both cards. Thought it might be easier that way instead of having to two separate lists with duplicate items. 

  • Mint Macaron Option:
Product List


  • Blushing Bride Option:
Product List


  • General Supply List: 
Product List


To see more DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge inspired cards, please click on each of the links below. 


Hope you have found some inspiration from all these great designs. Have a great day.



DSC#168-Color My World

It is time for another DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge. This week's challenge was a Color My World challenge. I absolutely love this color combination because it is bright and spring-like. And spring is my favorite season!!




The card I created this week reminds me of pink lemonade, which reminds me of summertime. And if you hadn't guessed it yet, summer is my second favorite season. I have so many fond memories of my grandparents-fishing from the dock, floating dinners on the pontoon and of course, drinking pink lemonade.

A few of things that I adore about this card are the lemons on the Designer Series Paper, the sentiments & font from the stamp set Me=Grateful. You can find a complete list of the supplies I used if you scroll down. All items are available in my online store and I would love to earn your business. 



Me=Grateful, Have A Cuppa DSP, Pink Lemonade, Dawn Thomas,
Me=Grateful stamp set combined with Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper-front


Me=Grateful, Have A Cuppa DSP, pink lemonade inside, Dawn Thomas,
Me=Grateful combined with Have A Cuppa-inside


 Dawn's Supply List

Product List



To check out the other STARS blogs/creations, click on the links below. 




Weekly Deals-February 9-15, 2016

Good Morning Friends

It's Tuesday. The sun is shining and the birds are singing. What a beautiful day here in Arizona. 

Stampin' Up! has put together an awesome group of items for the Weekly Deals this week.

 I love the variety of the items they included. 



If you see anything here that tickles your fancy, please click on the buttons above to either place an order in my online store or contact me with any questions. I am more than happy to help. Have a great day. 


Here is a recent project for inspiration

Botanicals For You from Sale-A-Bration partnered with Grateful Bunch+Blossom Bunch Punch Bundle. Dawn Thomas, Cracked Pot Stamper
Botanicals For You from Sale-A-Bration partnered with Grateful Bunch+Blossom Bunch Punch Bundle.