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April 2017

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If history repeats itself, these items won't be available for very long.


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Always take the scenic route, except today!


Stampin' Up! Video: Shaving Cream Marbling Technique

As promised yesterday, here is the video of the marbling technique.

I love it because it is super simple.

the supply list is short:

  • shaving cream NOT gel
  • Stampin' Up! Ink Refill
  • a container to contain the first 2 ingredients (either a stamp case or a paper plate-I've used both and they both work equally well)

BOOM! and you are ready to make some magic! Or your own Designer Series Paper.


This is a technique that is fun no matter what age you are and could be a good rainy day activity if you have littles running around the house.

Or maybe not.

My mom and I had an afternoon to play recently while I was visiting her in Iowa

it was fun to see all the color combinations and each one was unique.

We experimented with different colors of ink and then we got a little wild and started using different colored paper.

Apparently we were so busy "playing on the wild side", I only took one pic of the colored paper-so sorry. 

You'll just have to trust me that it looked AMAZING too. 

Or better yet, give this technique a swirl.

  Shavingcreamcollage #crackedpotstamper

Which one is your favorite?

Give this a whirl and let me know your favorite combinations!

DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge No. 227: This Little Piggy

DOSstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #227-Sketch Pad

Time for the DOstamper STARS Thursday Challenge, this week it is a "Sketch Pad" Challenge. 

This week I was inspired by all the beautiful spring flowers. I absolutely LOVE spring and all that it brings.

I love the combination of retiring and new products on this card.

  Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

And did you notice the marbling effect behind the little piggy?

I'll share the "how-to" video tomorrow but here is a little teaser pic-


it's a super simple technique to give your card a lot of "WOW!"

What did I use to create this beauty? (scroll down to bottom for complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: This Little Piggy - coming soon (June 1st) in the NEW 2017-18 Annual Catalog 

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (retiring)    

Ink: Powder Pink Refill (New In-Color arriving June 1st), Basic Black, Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker, Cucumber Crush Stampin' Marker (retiring)

Accessories: Silver Metallic Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Silver Metallic Enamel Shape, Layering Oval Framelits

It's All in the Details:

  • Basic Gray card base: 4-1/4" x 11", scored and folded at 5-1/2"
  • Pool Party Designer Series Paper: 3-1/2" x 3/4"
  • Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4" x 3/4"
  • Little Piggy stamped two times:
    • once on marbled paper
    • once on scrap of Whisper White, flower is colored with Daffodil Delight Stampin' Marker, punched with 1/2" circle punch and adhered to marbled image with Stampin' Dimensional
  • Don't forget a twist of the Silver Metallic Thread
  • and the Silver Metallic Enamel dot in the center of the flower.

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

Always take the scenic route.


My Project Supply List (click on products to shop online)


Here is a closer sneak peek at the NEW stamp set that I used.

Isn't it adorable?!

Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy stamp set coming June 1, 2017 shared by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper

  Stampin' Up! This Little Piggy card created by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup

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Check out the Retiring Products List here

Want to browse the products that are still available from the Holiday catalog, click here.

And the CLEARANCE ITEMS are here.


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It's super simple.

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"To love what we do and share what we love, 

as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments...

in this we make a difference." 


Stampin' Up! Retiring Products List - Don't Miss Out


It's that time of year again...when select items retire from the annual and occasions catalogs.

  • Some items have been discounted up to 50% - a great savings while supplies last!
  • Don't delay because when they're gone...they're gone.

Shop Now...don't let these deals slip away.

Click Here to download the list.

Always take the scenic route...but maybe not today. 

xo, Dawn

Here are a few of my favorites that will be going away soon

2015-2017 In-Colors