Archive | September 2018

Apples Everywhere

“We can’t compare an apple to an orange.  It will cause alot of self-esteem issues.”

~Craig Sheffer


Thanks for stopping by!  I’m still on the “apple kick”…Picked For You was the first set I bought from the new Annual Catalog and I’ve been playing with it for two months!  It’s an incredibly busy time of year (four of my Scouts are working on Eagle Projects!), so I searched the internet for some ideas for this set.  The card by Su Mohr was stunning and I recreated it here, just adding some sequins and changing the word “teacher” to “friend.”  This card uses the “Swirly Frames” stamp set for the outside frame, the “Bokeh Dots” stamp set for the background, the “Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies” (which coordinates with the Colorful Seasons stamp set) for the branch, the Lemon Builder Punch for the leaves (which are stamped with the Bokeh Dots stamp) and the “Waterfront” stamp set for the “friend” sentiiment.  Ink colors are Granny Apple Green for the frame and background, Early Espresso for the apple stem and sentiment, and Real Red, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight for the apple.  The sequins are from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment….a total must-have for crafting, in my opinion! : )

Last week I had posted about a banner I had made with the Picked For You and Buffalo Check stamp sets.  Here it is in it’s place at my son’s house down the street, which is where I am holding stamping classes this year while my husband builds me some cupboards for my stamping supplies at my house.

A note about the “Picked for You” stamp set.  The tops of the apple stamps, including the stem, have a notch in them.  The notch should be at the top when stamping.  Otherwise, your stem will look like a palm tree!  We sure have some good laughs at stamping classes! (Love you Marlene!)  Have fun, xo Dawn


Caramel Apple Pops

“If we wish to make an apple pie from scratch, we must first invent the universe.”

~Carl Sagan


Thanks for stopping by!  This is a treat that each stamper at my September stamping classes received.  They are caramel dipped apple lollipops that are made by Tootsie Roll.  I found them at Wal-Mart, but found out about them on Rachael Tessman’s Halloween Treats Video.  I’m not much of a candy person, but these are quite good!!!  The lollipop covers are made with the Picked For You stamp set that I just LOVE.  It is in the Annual Catalog.  I stamped the apples on watercolor paper and muddled the ink with an Aquapainter.  I also made a batch of these, with all my contact information written on the back, for a women’s study group that I’m leading at church.  They are quick and fun to make!   xo Peace, Dawn

Buffalo Check meets the Stamparatus

“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”

~Welsh Proverb

Good Morning!  Have you seen the new Buffalo Check Background Stamp in the new Occasions Catalog?  It is so much fun!!!  I used it to make this banner as decor for my upcoming stamping classes.  My husband didn’t quite get why I was so excited to get this stamp, but I just love buffalo plaid!

I’ve been playing with the Picked for You apple stamp set for weeks now, it’s one of my all-time favorite sets.  It takes some practice, but it is so versatile.  I’ve made all kinds of cards with it, treats, door prizes, this banner….I’ll be able to show you more next week after stamping classes!  Peace! Dawn xo



Back To Stamping!

“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”

~Laura Ingalls Wilder


Happy Back-To-Stamping!  My Fall Stamping Classes are starting soon and are all filled up.  If there is more interest just let me know and I will start up another class!  One of the stamp sets that we will be using is the new “Picked For You” set.  I watched a Jenny Hill video to learn how to use this three step apple stamp from the set.  I used an aquapainter to muddle the colors.  I used Real Red, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry Inks on watercolor paper.  After cutting the apple out, I rolled it in the Cherry Cobbler ink pad to define the edges.  It’s a fun fall set to play with!  xoDawn