Sunday, March 31, 2013

Playing along with the Featured Stamper on SCS

Happy Easter everyone!  I decided to play along with today's Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers today.  This is what I came up with.  I embossed my yellow cs with the wonderful embossing folder by SU.  One of my new faves!!  I colored another stamped butterfly by Inkadinkado with my spectrum noir pens and then added a squirt or two of goosebumps to add some texture and gloss!  There is a tiny strip of washi tape by MME along the bottom of the white panel and then I hand cut some little banners and tucked them under the main panel.  I love how bright and cheery this card turned out!  I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!!

The featured stamper challenge can be found here: and here is the card I cased:


supplies: cardstock american crafts
ink: versafine, memento
spectrum noir markers
washi tape by MME
sentiment by Papertrey Ink - Flower Fusion
embossing folder by SU
butterfly by Inkadinkado

Friday, March 29, 2013

Blue Butterfly

I had some time to play before work this morning, so I played with this fun little butterfly stamp that I forgot I had.  I stamped the image in black memento ink and then colored it in with some spectrum noir pens.  Next I cut it out and sprayed it with some goosebumps spray to give it some shimmer.  The photo doesn't really pick it up, sorry.  I embossed the front of my card using a new embossing folder that I picked up recently, then popped my little butterfly up!  I leave a lot of my cards blank when I first make them, and then just add a sentiment when I have a need for it. 

Another quick and simple card, but I think with the texture of the embossing and the shimmer of the popped up butterfly, it is all it needs today.  Sometimes less is more!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend.

butterfly stamp by inkadinkado
black ink by memento
spectrum noir pens
goosebumps spray
floral wire
anna griffin  embossing folder
corner chomper

Thursday, March 28, 2013

CAS Poppies

So I decided to make another poppy card with my new stamp set, since it was still sitting on my desk.  This time I went with a more clean and simple approach (much more up my alley, lol!)  So again I embossed the image in black and then colored it in using my new big brush pens from Faber Castell.  They are fun to work with!  Added some twine, mounted onto a kraft base and popped up the sentiment!  Voila!  Quick, clean and simple.  Mood when done?  Happy :)

white and kraft cardstock
black embossing powder
remember me stamp by kaisercraft
stampers big brush pens by faber castell
jute by may arts
pearls by queeen & co
enjoy the rest of your day!


Just popping on to share a card I made a couple of days ago using a new Kaisercraft poppy stamp set!  I love poppies!!  I embossed the image with black embossing powder, then used some distress inks to blend on some color.  I watercolored on some more barn door ink onto the poppies to give them a bit more depth.  I stamped my sentiment (don't look too closely, it is crooked, grrr!) and added the little black dots using black enamel accents.  I seem to be putting little enamel dots on everything right now, lol!  As a final touch, I sprayed the whole panel with some pearlized water.  It just gives it a little subtle shimmer, which I love!

I uploaded a close-up so you can hopefully see the shimmer.

I have today off, dinner is organized for this evening, the house is pretty clean, so I think I will spend the day in my craft room getting inky!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day.


black embossing powder, versamark, distress ink in mowed lawn, barn door, frayed burlap and broken china.
black enamel accents by ranger, perfect pearls

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Park Bench Thinking of You

I was playing around with some fun papers from the Park Bench line by Fancy Pants last night and made this card.  I glued down thin strips of paper to a white panel, then ran it through my cuttlebug using a heart die.  I love this look and recently did the same technique in a class I taught, using a different shape!  I seriously want to do this to all my cards, ha!

I added strips of washi tape to either side and some fun yellow dots using my pearl pen!!  The heart and the sentiment banner are both popped up!

I need to go clean before I go to work this afternoon.  Hopefully be back tomorrow with another card.  Have a great day!


supplies:  paper:  white, park bench by fancy pants
                 black versafine ink, sunny yellow pearl pen,
                 washi tape by my minds eye, banner die by lifestyle crafts
                  corner chomper by wrmk

Monday, March 25, 2013

Playing along with some challenges on SCS

Good morning, we have another snow day here, which means play time for me, yay!!  I haven't played along with a challenge on splitcoast in a couple of years, so this morning I decided it was time.

The clean and simple challenge was to use open line stamps (no solid images) and the try a new technique was to use a monochromatic color scheme.  I thnk I covered my bases.  Another quick, clean and simple card.

supplies:  stiches and swirls by PTI
aqua mist cardstock and ink by PTI
viva inka-gold in platinum
pearls, antique linen distress ink
Have a great day

Still Playing Around

Just playing around with the blog.  Made another quick card using some Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm paper and another new die from Memory Box and stamps from Simon Says Stamp.  I also used some of my beloved rolls of washi tape.  I might have a 'slight' problem with washi tape, ha!!  I also got a new camera today and am just trying to get used to it!  Here is my card: 

 Still playing with lighting too!  This blog thing is certainly a learning curve!!

Have a great day!



Saturday, March 23, 2013

Clean and simple card class

I wanted to share my next card class that I will be teaching at Scrapdoodles.  Spring is in the air (or at least that is what the weather man says, lol!) so it is time for some butterflies! Anyone that know me, knows that I love butterflies!! Anyway, my next card class samples are done and I am ready to show you how to get a little inky and use some fun new products (to me). I have discovered that it is OK to get inky and still stay true to my clean and simple style. Here are the cards that we will be making in class:

Call the store at 540 548 3788 to register or stop by in person! I am offering this class on 2 seperate days, so pick the day that works best for you!

Clean & Simple Cards With Dawn
At Scrapdoodles, Fredericksburg, VA
Saturday April 6th at 1pm
Wednesday April 10th at 10:30 am

Supplies needed: basics kit, double sided tape, pop dots, ink blending tool, distress inks in these colors: peacock feathers, wild honey, vintage photo
black ink, heat gun, craft mat, corner rounder, mini mister.

I look forward to seeing you!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Sympathy Card

Good morning, today I am sharing a clean and simple sympathy card that I made yesterday for  a friend.  Sympathy cards are never easy to make when needed, so I normally like to have some on hand.  I used Papertrey Ink's With Sympathy set, which made it come together very quickly.

I used a white card base and stamped my images with plum pudding ink onto a lavender moon panel.  I stamped the sentiment in smokey shadow ink, added a few little rhinestones and that was it.  That's it for today.  I am going to work.  I'm sorry the picture is so dark, I obviously need to work on my photo editing skills, lol!  Have a great day!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

First Blog Post!

Well I have finally taken the plunge.  I'm jumping on the band wagon!   I have wanted to start a blog for a while, and just never got around to it.  But today is the day!  Not sure how often I will be posting, but I hope I can get the hang of it lol!

Here is a quick litle card that I made the other night.  Just testing this blog thing out!