Pretties Kit

Flight of the Butterfly - Gift Set

This Gift Set was so much fun to create.  Not only does it feature the new "Flight of the Buttefly" stamp set, but also features several Pretties Kit items.  I love the Pretties Kit!

FUN FEATURES:  The large Pretties Kit flower features a Lilac Rhinestone Brad in the center.  The hat pin features a Pale Plum dyed Pretties Kit flower and pearl bead.  The Taffeta Ribbon is dyed Sage Shadow.  Colors are Pale Plum, Perfect Plum & Sage Shadow.  Also features the stamp set -Seeing Spots.





Flight of the Butterfly - convention sample

Here's another of my convention samples using the new stamp set "Flight of the Butterfly" as shown on page 97 in the Stampin' Up! Fall Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalog.  Hey- did you know, that this stamp is also featured in the spanish version catalog "celebrando creatividad" found on page 28.  Pretty cool, huh?


Supplies used:  Flight of the Butterfly, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstock &/or inks.  Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Vintage Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Enjoy~Dawn O

Flight of the Butterfly

Here's a picture of me in front of one of the Convention Display Boards.  Several of my projects are on this board. 


The project that is my favorite is the scrapbook page of my daughter, Becky (in the middle of the board).  This was from her prom, almost 10 years ago.  Oh my goodness- so much has changed and yet so little has changed. 


She found these cute little butterfly clips and wanted to use them in her hair.  I couldn't resist using the Sticky Cut Letters and Fine Cosmo Glitter.  I also used a hat pin from the Pretties Kit to create my own Butterfly Pin.  The butterfly is made with vellum paper, Dazzling Diamonds and a touch of chunky glitter.

Here's a close up...



Retired PMS (Pizza, Music & Stamping) Stamp Camp

Last Friday night 10 ladies and 1 guy enjoyed a fun night of Pizza, Music and Stamping!  This was my annual Retired Stamp Camp.  We made 15 cards, 3 of 5 designs.  See below for card samples...(some of which were inspired by SCS.)


Features:  French Flair and Carte Postal stamp sets (to be retiring), River Rock Cardstock & Ink (to be retiring) and Le Jardin Designer Paper (to be retiring) and Pretties Kit & Gold Brad.


Features:  Flowers Abound (Love it - so gonna miss it when it retires 8/10), Wild Wasabi & Purely Pomegranate Cardstock and Ink (to be retiring), Garden Green Cardstock & Ink, Regal Rose Ink, Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals


Features:  Bud Basics & Much Appreciated (to be retiring), Soft Sky Ink and Cardstock (to be retiring), Blue Bayou (to be retiring), Old Olive cardstock, ink and 5/8" grossgrain ribbon, Slot Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals.


This card was inspired by my friend, Kendra W.  Thanks Kendra!

Features:  Word Search background stamp, Basic Black Ink, Summer Day's Simply Scrappin' Kit (for Designer Paper) Tempting Turquoise cardstock, ink & 1/4" Ribbon). 

Tip:  Use the eraser end of a pencil to create the dots over "Happy Birthday"!  Just dip into an inkpad and "stamp" onto cardstock.


This card was inspired by SCS - see here.

Features:  Spring Solitude (Level II hostess ending 8/10), Basic Black cardstock & Ink, Whisper White cardstock, Bali Breeze Designer Series Paper, Tempting Turquoise Ink, Black Gingham, Vintage Brads, Syamipn' Dimensionals


July Technique Tuesday Projects

Below is project #1 for July's Technique Tuesday class.  This is a special class that I do for my Stamping Club Members.  

This month's class featured the "Pretties Kit"..  There are so many fun things that you can do with the Pretties Kit.  Here's a display of the pieces you get with the kit (you'll receive several of each piece). 



This technique features "Flower Altering".  To demonstrate how one color can look used with different coloring tools...both cards feature the flowers altered with "Orchid Opulence".

The instruction card below features two ways to alter your "Pretties Flowers".   The larger flower uses Orchid Opulence for the Stampin' Pastels (chalk).  The smaller flower use Orchid Opulence Stampin' Write Marker.  Notice how you can achieve different shades of the same color by using different color tools.


The next card features brushing Orchid Opulence ink on with an Aqua Painter.




Block Party stamp set (to be retired) & Lovely Labels, Old Olive, Orchid Opulence, Chocolate Chip, Pretties Kit, 1 1/4 & 1 3/8" punches, Stampin' Dimentsionals, Aqua Painter



This project features the very cool "hat pin".  See below for pictures on how to assemble.





Labelicious (to be retired) & Stitched Exotics, Soft Sky & Whisper White, Pretties Kit, 1 3/8" & Scallop punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Taffeta & Double Stitched Ribbon


Technique Tuesday Sneak Peak


Here's a sneak peak at one of the projects I have prepared for my Hedgehog Stamping Club Members.  If you're a Hedgehog Club Member - you too, can join me for my Technique Tuesday class for only $5!  Take four classes and the fifth one is FREE.  Unable to attend - sign up for the "to go" option. 

New clubs are forming now for August/September start dates.  Check out my club information here!


Date:  July 8th (open house style 4:30-8:30pm)

OR make-up session, July 9th (open house style 6:30-8:30pm)

See ya soon~Dawn

Stampin' Up! Fresh Cuts - Simple but Elegant

I am so lovin' the new Fresh Cuts stamp set and Die-Cut Notecards w/envelopes!  These two products will be featured in the upcoming 2008 Fall Winter Idea Book & Catalog (to be release August 11th).  But you can purchase them this month because Stampin' Up! is giving us a sneak peak!  More information here.

Here are a couple of cards that I made.  Very simple, yet very elegant.  These note cards are so quick and easy to use! 



Supplies used:

Fresh Cut stamp set and matching notes, Certainly Celery cardstock, Always Artichoke ink, Mellow Moss Taffeta Riboon, Stampin' Dimensionals and half-back pearls from Pretties Kit.

BTW - I'll be featuring the Pretties Kit in my July Technique Tuesday class for Hedgehog Club members only.  We'll meet Tuesday, July 8th (with a make-up session on July 9th).  Wanna start coming to Technique Tuesday - join a club that will start in August, but start attending Technique Tuesday classes now!  Contact me for more information  - [email protected]