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enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments... in this we make a difference!

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hello to my stampers!

Here all the details for Stamp Class!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 @ 6:00 p.m.

Since I don't have a house to call my own right now- oh btw, we get to move in Dec. 1!- it will be held at my mom's house:

619 north 200 east, Brigham.

To the right is a picture of the Tote-ally Awesome Tote by Becky Roberts. Here are your options for the class projects:

*You will get to make any one of the four cards but you can purchase any of the following to go with- such as:

*The other three cards- same or different for $2.00

*The whole Tote-ally Awesome Tote for $10.00:

*This includes:
*A 26 page tutorial and all the Stampin' Up! products you will need to make the tote and all four cards with Very Vanilla envelopes, post-it note holder with pen, four book marks. This is so cute and so fun to give away! It's not hard, I promise! I will be there with you to help you all the way through! You can make this with tons of different variations for every occasion!

And with your own copy of the tutorial to keep, you don't have to make one that night.

To purchase the tutorial only is $3.95!

You can make anything you would like from the tote also, just let me know!

To call and confirm or if you have any questions please call!

Thank you! We are going to have a ball!

See you soon-


Monday, October 18, 2010

Hello There Stampers!

Today is your last chance to order off the Clearance Blitz rack- HURRY- if you haven't checked it out you need to- these prices are amazing! Most of the colors are still in and will coordinated with card stock and ribbons you may already have it's just the particular item or style that has been retired. Be sure to check out one of my favorite items that has been retired-the Pretties Kit- the 2008-2009 catalog price on that was $29.95! Unbelievably Goood Prices!

Click on the Stampin' Up logo that looks like the one below on the right side bar and it will take you to my Stampin' Up! store-there will be a column on your left- click on clearance rack and go shopping for items 60% to 80% off and have them delivered right to your door in 1-3 business days! WOOOO WHOOOOO!!!!

Thanks &
See you soon!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ok- so- In case you haven't noticed, I'm a little bit behind on my blogging. We have had to move all of the sudden and our new house won't be ready until the end of the month or into the next! YUCK! We have stored stuff all over the place! We are in my brothers basement with our dogs and boy what an adventure that has been! They are so funny- they don't know what to think but we have all learned to adjust for now. I have managed to keep all of my stampin' stuff organized and ready for classes so we will carry on as usual and I will be posting new projects soon! Please bear with me! My new house is so nice but I think I will be spending the winter pulling off wallpaper and painting! I just wish we were there already- patience is a virtue right? I will post more info. and look for your invite coming in the mail soon! Call me with any questions you may have!



P.S. Be sure to check out the clearance rack! It's amazingly good deals! Go to the SHOP NOW Stampin' up! logo to the right!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hello! Here are some details about Stamp Class Scheduled for Sat. Sept 18th. Pictured above are the projects we will be making using the Mini Milk Carton Sizzix Die and the Stamp Set Wicked Cool (clear). Love It!!!!

There is a $15.00 minimum catalog order per person per class. I will be demonstrating a new project in every class. All projects come with written instructions for you to have so you will know how to duplicate them later. Some of my 3-d projects will require you to pay extra-for example the Mini Milk Carton Container was designed by a fellow demonstrator-the tutorial will be purchased for $3.95 from her and I will be providing all of the supplies needed-however it would be great if you could bring some things of your own-if you have them to help keep the cost down and to help move the class along faster. The total cost of the Mini Milk Carton is $9.00.

Your supply list: (Thank You!)

Red liner tape
Paper trimmer
Bone folder
Glue runner
Glue dots

More details: The class will be held on Sat. Sept. 18th at the Brigham City Crystal Inn starting at 9:00 a.m. and going until 1:00 p.m. Hope you can join me! Contact me to reserve your spot! My info is above!

Check my blog often, things can be subject to change! :)

Thanks a bunch and come have some fun with us!

Dana Walker
Hello fellow stampers!

Welcome to my blog! I have this beautiful and very easy card tutorial to show you. The flowers are made out of brown paper sacks.

Take three paper sacks- or more if you want to make alot of flowers. Using three sacks gave me six flowers of each size. Roll them through the Big Shot using the Flower Daisies Die #2 (114520 page 207)

Next you are going to ink them. I used Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, and Early Espresso. I inked them using Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard on the Largest and Medium Sized flowers. I used Early Early Espresso on the smallest-ink that one very light or use Chocolate Chip. It can get kind of dark.

After you've inked them- use some adhesive and layer them together. I think just a basic glue stick is the best. The paper is so thin that you don't need a stronger glue than this. Put them aside and let them dry really good.Now comes the funnest part. This is where they really come together and look so amazing! You'll want to distress them a little. Crumple them and play with them a little to get the look you want them to have. I wanted mine to be a little weathered too and the paper sack material is so cool- it just does its own thing. It will curl up in spots and crinkle in others-its pretty sweet! K- so after that I used some Silver Foil Smooch Spritz to give it a little glitter. Just set your flower down inside your scrap waste basket that has a plastic liner and spritz the flower until you like the look. Be sure to shake the bottle up really well- the glitter settles in the bottom.
Put a center like I did- using an Antique Brad (117273 page 187)
These would be so cute on a box of goodies too!
Have any questions? E-mail me or call.
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Happy Fall Ya' All! It's officially fall here in Utah-according to the calendar anyway. It has been so cool here at night. It feels great, but I think we are back up to the 90's this weekend! I guess that's good though, it gives us one last chance to get up to the cabin for one last weekend. Jason's grandparents own land at Lava Ranch. We haven't been able to even make it one time this summer-it went by too Fast!

This card is kind of a sneak peak of what's to come in the new Holiday Mini! Starts tomorrow and I can't wait for you to see all of the fun products that are going to be available for the holidays!

This stamp set is called Day Of Gratitude (clear of course)! :) It has coordinating card stock that is to die for! More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Early Espresso are the color combo I used here. I cannot wait to use this for our October class! I plan one month ahead for each holiday.

page 202: 119866 Extra-large Tag punch
119876 Large Tag punch
page 191: 111368 Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
page 188: 119247 Basic Pearls (I Love these little guys!)

Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Early Espresso, More Mustard, and Cajun Craze classic ink and card stock. I also sponged the edges in Early Espresso!

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Tuesday crafters!

Today was such a fun day.

There is a lot of excitement in the air from my nieces and nephews. School is starting next week and the Box Elder fair is this weekend. I remember those days of going back to school and the fair starting the weekend before. It was a time to dress up in our fancy new school clothes- we begged our parents to wear them for just one night, hoping that that would be the night when we saw our last year's crush and our new one. Meeting our friends at our favorite spot to watch other cliques walked by, especially the boy's! My family lived seven miles out of town. That may not seem very far away, but it was. Both of my parents worked full time jobs, so getting into town on a weekday was frustrating, especially when I would call my friends in town just to chat and they would be out with other friends- how dare they-I thought I was her best friend! :) The only days we could hang out was Friday nights and Saturdays. Sundays were reserved to be together at church and doing Sunday dinner's with extended family.

Yes, those were the days- when life was sooooo much easier and I didn't realize how hard it could really be! Jeeeeezzzzzzz! If I had known, I would have taken those days a little slower.

Anyways, this was my little "blast from the past" day. Jaecee, my seven year old niece, was showing me all of the contents in her new backpack. I looked at all those pencils and thought, "That's a lot of pencils and if her school days are anything like mine she will lose half of them in the first month!" So that's when the picture of the Mini Vintage Tags (118763 page 186) popped into my head. I knew exactly what to do with them. I have been waiting patiently for the perfect project I could use them on! So the cute little pencils were born! I spent most of the day helping her to make everyone of them-she wanted to do it by herself of course!

Hot glue a piece of ribbon to the pencil. Un-knot the thread to the vintage tags and put only one end of the thread behind the ribbon before you tie a knot. Then pull the tag up to the point of how far you want it to hang and re-tie the vintage thread knot. I used the classic ink that coordinates with the ribbon to stamp her initials on the tag. The stamp set I used is retired. I keep a few around for the kids to use so they won't use my current Stampin' Up! products.
Use the Calendar Alphabet and Numbers, it would be darling! (111610 page 162)

Well, I'll shut up now. :)

Happy Stampin'!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

I love Sundays! Going to church, visiting family, and stamping the rest of the day! We had quite the storm today. It started out being a beautiful day and then WHAM! the wind kicked up and out the door we went to make sure everything didn't blow away! These are the days I love the most, stamping and listening to the rain. Only one more week and then summers over (sniffle, sniffle). But I am not going to miss the heat, at first. lol.

This card, found on page 96 of the 2011 catalog is the whole reason why I just had to have this stamp set. I could not get over how adorable that card is! This of course is my rendition of it since I don't have the Defining Alphabet #114952. Yet anyway.

Fox & Friends - clear #118565- $14.95 ( I adore the clear stamps! And they are way cheaper!)

Perfect Punches- clear # 120516- $17.95 (Coordinates with Scallop Oval Extra-Large punch #119856 $16.95.

Baja Breeze Classic Ink -Subtles Collection- #111833
Baja Breeze Smooth Card stock #111352

Crumb Cake Classic Ink- Neutrals Collection- # 121030
Crumb Cake Smooth Card stock #120953

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon- Very Vanilla #119960 (This has got to be the tinest ribbon in the world!)

I used some dimensionals to "pop" out the sentiment.

Thanks Stampin' Up!

Thanks for visiting me and Happy Stampin'!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Monday evening! Yes, Monday's almost over! I was just a stampin' away this evening, relaxing and trying to make myself do quite the challenge, you know the "out of your comfort zone" type of a challenge. But much to my surprise, it was really fun and not as scarey as it seemed! What is always helpful to me is finding something that inspires you. Pick out a page in a magazine or look at some paintings, and other wall art, and then put it into action! Pick out a color combo from the Color Coach (121620) or use the colors that you see in what you've chosen to use as your sketch. I've used this sketch from another blog Every Monday they have a new sketch.

This project is done in Cajun Craze (regals collection page 168) it looks like Pumpkin Pie in the picture but its not, I promise.
Basic Gray ( neutrals collection page 169).
Basic Black (neutrals collection page 169).
Designer Paper Series Wicked Fun Specialty (117400 page 172).
Embossing folder Finial Press (115963 page 214).
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Extra Large (119854 page 200).
1 3/8" Circle Large (119863 page 202).
Jewels Basic Rhinestones ( 119246 page 188).
Stamp set Wicked Cool (clear mount 120600 page 23)

1. Basic card Base: Basic Black 51/2 score @ 41/4.
2. Basic Gray layer: 4 x 5 1/4 Embossed
3. Stamp the spider web 5 times with Cajun Craze in on Cajun Craze card stock. Then punch out in the middle with 1" punch. I forgot to put that in the supply list, sorry.
4. Layer those behind a 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 strip of basic black.
5. Center those just right and leave to put the same size Cajun Craze next to it.
6. Basic gray size 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
7. Layer a size 2/ 1/2 piece of the designer paper over the basic gray.
8. 2 pieces of Basic Gray and Basic Black sizes 1/2" x 4". Layer Basic Gray slightly over the
9. Basic Black and place three jewels in a row. Duh! I bet you could figure that out! :)
10.Emboss in black "Have a Wicked Halloween" in black on gray card stock and punch out with 1 3/8" round punch and sponge around edges in Basic Gray ink.
11. Pop that out with a dimensional and layer it on top of Cajun Craze scallop circle.

And your finished!
Whew www! Clear as mudd! Don't be afraid to call me with any questions you may have.

Thanks Stampin' Up!

Til next time...


Sunday, August 15, 2010

I love the new color renovation! It's such a ball to have fresh new art to create with it.

W hat I used: card stock and Dsp... Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, Sunny Garden.
Big Shot Dies and Punches... Word Window (119857 pge 202) Modern Label Extra Large (119849 pge 202) Two-step Owl Extra-Large (118074 pge. 200), Scallop Square (115950 pge. 207), Scallop Squares Duo (Holiday Mini. Coming Sept. 1st) Square Lattice Impressions Folder (119976 pge. 214), Perfect Polka Dots (117335 pge. 214)
Stamp set....Occasional Quotes (Hostess Level 3 pge 14)

Thanks Stampin' UP!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I just love designer paper, Don't you! It adds so much with out doing too much to distract from the words that you want to say. I went ]over to my up-lines house to play around a little. She always has the Brand New cool stuff! And we like to have a day to catch up on things and do something we both love! I like to share ideas with other people, hence the whole blogging thing :) and love to see what we can create when we put our brains together. We are constantly amazed at how many talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators are out there, and we hope we can keep up! There are new ones all of the time! So, this is a card I came up with, I find the simpler the more beautiful. You don't have to have the latest and greatest to be a good designer and crafter. Don't feel like you have to go crazy, and have everything, use what you have and be open minded. You will never know what will grab you and turn your talents up side down, in a good way :)!

Good afternoon!

I just couldn't wait to do this project!

It was so fun and with a Mini Milk Carton Die (117310) it was a snap!

I used Wicked Fun Specialty (117400)
$11.95 for 12 double sided sheets (single sheeted paper with Black flocking). Flocking is so beautiful and it adds and element that is almost life like!

I also purchased a mini milk carton tutorial from Becky Roberts at she is a fabulous stamper!
I'm a sucker for punches! Two-Step Owl Extra Large (118074), both square punches (119865,119877) both tag punches (119866, 119876), Word window (119857), Modern Label (119849), and the beautiful Dotted scallop ribbon border punch (119275).


Wicked Cool ($14.95 clear, #120600)

I can't wait for you to make your own!

They would be fun neighbor gifts for Christmas, don't-cha-think!

Thanks Stampin' Up!

Til' next time,


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Good Sunday evening stampers!
Today was a good day! I was able to stamp a lot and I came up with this beautiful card. I am so in love with the Love Letter #117162 designer paper. The possibilities are endless in my eyes.
Basic black, Riding Hood Red, and Very Vanilla just doesn't get any better than this. And with the antique brads (#109128) it's quite the show stopper!
Here's how I made this card:
Base: Basic Black. Cut 81/2 x 11 card stock in half at 4 1/4 then score in half again @ 5 1/2 and fold.
Layer one: Riding hood red. Cut down to 4 x 5 1/4. Run through the Big shot using the Perfect Polka dots embossing folder (#117335).
Tricky DSP maneuver: One one side of the Love Letter there is a pattern to run through the Big shot Top Note (#113463) die. It's look likes a wide ruled piece of paper. With the ruled edge on your left, where it should be if you were to write on it, you are going to trim it down and have fun aiming it to run it through the big shot. Sorry, wish I could do it for you!
Scallop circle flower: Page 123 in the catalog. Basic black.
Punch out 2: 1 3/4" scallop circle extra-large punch (119854).
Score the scallops from valley to valley ( in between the humps, the lovely lady lumps:))
Punch a small hole with the smallest hole punch on your Crop-A-Dile (#108362) in the middle of the scallop.
Cut in one of the score lines up to the hole on both scallops and STOP!
"Fan" fold the score lines.
Take the two halves and glue them together. Add your Antique brad (#117237) and a sentiment. Looking back I would like to see what a Riding hood red sentiment would look like!

Oh Well, maybe later!
Thanks Stampin' UP!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Aren't these the sweetest things you've ever seen?!

I found the template here and absolutely fell in love with them. I made some for my sister-in-law's baby shower in Feb. and they were a hit (I made the baby boy shoes, I was handing out the template left and right. so you can imagine how I felt when I saw them in the new 2011 Stampin' Up! catalog (found on page 78). They are so easy! This is how i made them.

I am such a dork, I did the pictures backwards. If you know me, that's just me sometimes. lol.

If you look down below to the very bottom picture, you'll see I took two templates, cut them out and attached them to one sheet of 81/2 x 11 type paper then ran them through my copier on a trimmed down 81/2 x 11 sheet of designer paper. Cut out or you can trace them onto paper them cut out.

That gives you two left feet and this is where the ribbon comes in. You put your ribbons on the "strap" part of the shoe and make bows or paper flowers (or whatever you want to) on the opposite sides of the shoe so it gives you a left and a right. They are so addicting to make because the payoff is so worth it.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Make over time!

In case you haven't heard Stampin' Up! has made some new and exciting changes! I love it when they do that, because I get to have so much fun reorganizing and sending retired products to stamp heaven to make room for new stuff! Wooooo Hooooo! Although it is kind of sad.
It took me an entire week to go through my stamp room. I sorted out all of the inks. paper, stamps, and everything else that is retired, into their new color palettes. There are seventeen retired colors. sniffle, sniffle. I am pretty attached to some of those, like Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, and Summer Sun.
The top picture shows all of the classic inks that I will be selling. I put them in baggies with their markers so they can be sold together. I also found these slats at Lowes. They are great to hang card on them with hooks. I'm not quite sure where I got the hooks, But the sleeves you can get at Cards are great to hang in view where people can see your great work and it helps you or your husband (wink) to find a card when you need one. Always find time to work on projects, like cards, stalk up and have a good variety, it will save you time in the long run! Nothing more says "I care" like a homemade card!
Oh the bottom photo shows you my new card stock and Dsp shelves. There was a department store that is going out of business and I bought it for $20! Its not pretty right now, its makeover will have to come later, I'm Pooped!
I will have to show you my retired stamp sets when I get them dug out. They are in Boxes right now.
Stay tuned, there's more to come!
Thanks for hanging out with Dana Stamps!