Wednesday, February 29, 2012


The wait is over! Harrison has stolen our hearts already.  I thanked my daughter-in-law and son for giving us a grandbaby! They are remarkable about sharing this bundle of love. 

We hope he likes dinosaurs!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Enchanted Lamp Shade

How adorable is this?  I used the new Designer Rosette to make the Lamp Shade.  It is an amazing Die for the Big Shot.  It has significantly cut down on the amount of time to make lollies, or rosettes, even adding a decorative edge.  The Designer Series Paper is Everyday Enchantment from the SaleABration catalog.  It was FREE with a $50 product order.  I will really miss this paper after the SaleABration promotion!  If you want to place an order with me click SHOP NOW.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pennant Punch Color Challenge

This card was so quick and easy for the color challenge at Butternut Sage Design. I used scraps from various Designer Series Papers and strung them on White Linen Thread.  The back of the envelope flap is also decorated with Designer Series Paper.  Hop on over to see the other designer's projects this weekend.

Color Challenge:  Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz & Wisteria Wonder.

Petite Pennants Builder Punch  122361

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


How SWEET it is!  The Sweet Shop Designer Stickers can be added to your cards, scrapbook pages, & calendars! The Jelly Bean Brads add a decorative dimension to the front of the card.

Sweet Shop Designer StickersSweet Shop Jelly Bean Brads

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Long Story Short:  Donna was away on vacation and we missed her, so we put our flip flops on and sent a picture to be photo-shopped by Robert & Dawn. (thank you for your work!).  Donna returns today and we are surprising her with some happy feet!  We appreciate that she has encouraged us all to "step" out of our comfort zones, start blogs, participate in crafting challenges, and set up a chat room to share ideas. Visit Donna at Butternut Sage Designs!

P.S.  my toes are in the yellow flip flops

Sunday, February 19, 2012


These are 2 samples using Everyday Enchantment DSP that I got FREE with a $50 order during SALE-A-BRATION.  There are 2 tags, you can add your own sentiment, attach a gift card, or use for a bookmark. We made these at February's Card Class. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

2 Videos Added!

I added 2 videos if you would like to watch them for the Framelits and Up in the Air. The projects are on the previous posts. Thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Click on Photo Above to Watch youtube Video!

The UP IN THE AIR Hostess Set can be purchased with your $25 Stampin' Rewards when you purchase a $150.00 product/ workshop order. You also earn 3 Sale-a-bration items with that purchase.

Up in the Air - Clear-Mount Stamp
wood mount- $10  clear mount- $8

Monday, February 13, 2012


Click on Picture to view Video!

This adorable purse is perfect for holding a treat of your choice.  The new Framelit Dies Label Collection is so versitile! Watch for some more samples on an upcoming card.

We made these last week at our Monthly Card Class.  It is a sneak peek for the group coming this Friday night!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Blog Winner & Elegant Bird

Congratulations SANDY!  You won the Blog Candy! 

Please email me your address and I will send you your Simply Adorned Bracelet & Charms!  Thank you everyone for following my blog!

Today's project was made using the Elegant Bird Bigz Die.  She's managed to fly out of her cage and pose for me! I will be using the Bird & Cage for my son's wedding reception to hold the Wedding Cards.  They will easily slip in between the metal bars.

On Board (chipboard)
Very Vanilla Craft Ink
Sticky Sheets
Window Sheets
Whisper White & Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon
Dazzling Diamonds- glitter
Antique Brads
Jewels- Pearls & Rhinestones
Heart Charm
Neutral Buttons
Crystal Effects
Chantilly Lace

Technique Tip:  The Tail Feathers were made by cutting  4" Strips of Satin Ribbon, removing one edge of the long side with paper snips and then fraying the long threads and adhering them to the tail with the Sticky Sheet.

Monday, February 6, 2012


We've had such a mild winter here in the midwest.........  until last Saturday! 10" of SNOW arrived and it was amazingly beautiful.  That being said, our challenge at Butternut Sage Design is a Spring theme.  Here is my bright & cheery card to share with you.

Don't forget, just leave me a comment and you will have a chance at getting some blog candy to celebrate my 10,000 blog visitors.

Here is a 2nd version of the same layout using Take it to Heart stamp set from the Occasion's Mini Catalog. I also made it 5 1/4" square card.  Love this color combo!  

Friday, February 3, 2012

10,000 Visitors & BLOG CANDY!

WOW!  I never dreamed of starting a blog, let alone celebrating 10,000 VISITORS!  I want to THANK YOU for visiting, and Donna & the Morning Chat Group at Butternut Sage Designs for the inspiration to start my own blog! After visiting Donna's blog posts on a regular basis, and then chatting with her in her open chat group, she challenged us to start our own blogs.  So on September 13, 2011, I started
It's A La Dee Dah Day 

Would you like some Blog Candy?  That's where I give away a gift with some Stampin' Up! product!  Leave me a comment here in the next 5 days and I will draw a winner from those who comment.  (Feb. 3-8)  I will notify you here on my blog on day 6 (Feb 9) , you can email me with your address and I will ship the gift to you! Here's what the winner will receive:

Simply Adorned Bracelet
Simply Adorned Bracelet - by Stampin' Up!
Trinkets- Hearts
Trinket Hearts
Trinkets- Keys
Trinket Keys - by Stampin' Up! 
I appreciate your comments and visits!


Thursday, February 2, 2012


My Digital Studio Express Trial -- Digital Download
Click here to go to mydigitalstudio.net and read the exicting details on how you can try out MDS Express for 30 days, totally free, no strings attached! This offer is only good during February, so go check it out right away! Your 30 days begins when you download the trial. Email me if you have questions not answered on the MDS site--and ENJOY this awesome gift from Stampin' Up!

Here's a few quick FAQ's for you--
Q: Is the trial version of the software different from the paid version of My Digital Studio Express?
A: No. When you order the My Digital Studio Express Trial, you will receive the full version of My Digital Studio Express. The software will function exactly the same as if you had purchased the software--you can design, purchase downloads, and print. The only difference is that you can only use the trial version for 30 days.

Q: Can I place a print order with the trial version?
A: Yes. You have full access to everything you can do in My Digital Studio for a full 30 days. This includes full designing functionality, printing, and the ability to purchase downloads.

Q: Do my 30 days start as soon as I download My Digital Studio?
A: Your 30 day trial period starts as soon as you launch the program. It does not matter when you download the program, your 30 days will start as soon as you actually launch (open) the program.

Q: Will the trial still last 30 days even if I order it in the middle or end of the month?
A: You can order the My Digital Studio Trial at any time. The trial period is not tied to the calendar. The trial period will begin as soon as you launch the program, and you will be able to use it for the next 30 days.

Q: What happens after the 30 day trial period is over?
A: When you launch the software after the 30 day trial period is over, you will be prompted to enter a product key. You will not be able to use the software again until you have entered a product key. You can get a product key by purchasing My Digital Studio or My Digital Studio Express.

Q: How do I purchase My Digital Studio after the trial period is over?
A: Simply add My Digital Studio (item 118108) or My Digital Studio Express (item 124483) to your next order. If you order My Digital Studio Express, you will not need to reinstall the software. A product key will be e-mailed to you; after you complete your purchase, just enter that product key when the program prompts you to. If you purchase the disc version of My Digital Studio, you will need to use the installation discs in order to access the included digital content. The installation wizard will walk you through the process, including entering the product key (which you’ll receive with your shipped discs). You will not lose any downloads or projects from your 30-day trial period.

Q: What happens to digital downloads I purchase during the 30 day trial period?
A: You will have continued access to any downloads you purchase during the trial period. If you choose to purchase the software, you will simply need to enter a product key, and you will be able to use all your downloads like normal. If you do not purchase the software, you will still have access to your downloads through your download manager, and you will be able to load them to the digital design software of your choice.

Q: Can I use My Digital Studio digital downloads in other design programs?
A: Yes. The My Digital Studio digital downloads will work with any digital design program.

Q: Will my saved projects be lost when the free trial ends?
A: You will not be able to edit any of your projects through My Digital Studio after the trial period has ended unless you purchase the software. If you do chose to purchase the software, you will be able to access all your projects. If you don’t choose to purchase the software, we recommend you save your projects as jpg files. You will then be able to use them like you use any of your jpg (picture) files.

Q: Can I have two free trials?
A: No. The My Digital Studio Express Trial will only work once. After your 30 days are over, you need to purchase the software to continue using the program.

Q: What if I don’t want to purchase the software at the end of the trial period?
A: You can uninstall the software at any time.

Q: How do I use My Digital Studio?
A: We have several videos and resources available for you on the training section of MyDigitalStudio.net that will help you learn how to use the program.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Love & Laughter 125475-W 125477-C

My Dear Sister (and my biggest fan!)  wanted a card for a Wedding or Bridal Shower using the stamp set-  Love & Laughter.  She said the wedding colors are "seafoam green & white".   Well, that being said, I added a 3rd color, and used Pool Party, Very Vanilla, and Pretty in Pink.  I almost follow suggestions! (wink)

Stamp Set:  Love & Laughter
Ink:  Pretty in Pink
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla
And More:  Jewels- Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Lace Ribbon Border, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Technique Tip: Use the tip of the Stylus and roll it around in the center of the flower punch to give it some dimension.

Love & Laughter - Wood-Mount Stamp
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