Blog Candy winners announced!!!

Congratulations to the two winners of my very first Blog Candy!

Here are their comments:

Tina said:
Pick me! Pick me! Love that pop up baby announcement. A guest designer? Wow! =) 

Cherry said:  
I thought I was going to be original and tell you to "Pick Me! Pick Me!" but Tina beat me to it. 

Congratulations ladies, you are going to really enjoy UStamp! with Dawn and Friends! Please make sure I have your accurate email addresses TODAY so that I can forward them on to Dawn.  She put a deadline of Aug 16th to get them in so please get back to me right away.

 Happy Stamping!


It's time for some Blog Candy!  In my previous post you read about UStamp with Dawn and Friends Early Summer Edition 2010.  Well, it's almost time for the next UStamp to begin.  On August 20th, UStamp with Dawn and Friends Early Fall Edition 2010 opens and will run through September 10th.  This event promises to be amazing!  Each member of UStamp will have access to 160 different card designs in at least 40 different color combinations!  That's HUGE!  That should supply you in card ideas for quite a long time!

Members usually pay $25.00 to join.  As a guest designer, I have two free passes to give away for this event.   All you need to do is comment on this post by August 15th and you will be entered into a drawing to receive a free pass.  You can double your chances of winning by ordering any dollar amount of Stampin' Up! products from my website at You can triple your chances by also booking a Stampin' Up! workshop with me.

Trust me, you won't want to miss this event.  Besides the 160 card design ideas, there is a chat room where you can meet lots of new and creative friends, a photo gallery where you can see everyone's re-creations of the card designs, and there are lots of prize to give away too!  Even better, this site is open 24/7 so you can go there anytime you want.  UStamp has members in the USA, Canada, Australia, England, France, Germany, and several more locations. If you would like to check out more about UStamp with Dawn and Friends, go to  or you can click on the blinkie I have for this event to the left of this post.

Remember, you have until August 15th to be included in the drawing.  ***Please make sure I have your email address so that you can receive your invitation from Dawn for the event.***

Good luck and I hope to see you in the UStamp chat room!

Pop Up Baby Birth Announcement

Okay, I have got to get over being intimidated about posting on my blog!!!  I'm not sure why I am, I just am.

Anyway, here is a project I designed and created for UStamp with Dawn and Friends Early Summer Edition 2010.  You can join that site through the blinkie I have near the upper left of my blog or just click on the title above and then scroll down to the appropriate event. With UStamp, you will receive 40+ project tutorials that you can download and print, chat with other members, share talents, make lots of new friends, and even win prizes!  Check it out.

I got the idea for the Pop-up part of the design from a Cricut class my sister took me to a few years ago in Cedar City, Utah and decided to change it to a mini album/announcement. I would love to give credit to the class instructor, but I cannot remember her name.  Anyway, a big thank you to her for teaching me how to do the pop-up tag. 

I plan to make a video of how to do this project soon.  I had a lot of fun with this one and hope all of you will give it a try after I make the video.  Then I hope you will send me a link to your posting so I can see the amazing things you create from my tutorial.