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Reminder: Oh My Crafts Live Class today! Photo Twist Cube

I'll be teaching this project live on the Oh My Crafts! Ustream channel today (Friday, April 22, 2011):

OMC Twist Cube Project 4.22
Here is the link to watch the show, which starts at Noon, MST. (1 pm, Central, 2 pm Eastern, 11 am Pacific) (International viewers must do their own math! hee)

Hope you can join us!

Happy Good Friday!

UPDATE: To view the recorded video of this class, go to:

Pop-up Mother's Day Card PLUS join me Friday for OMC live uStream show!

657080 This BRAND NEW adorable little Bird #2 Sizzlit set, by Brenda Pinnick, has been sitting on my shelf calling (or should I say chirping) to be used! I love Brenda's design style and I gasped in delight when I saw this set.  

It was just perfect for a Mother's Day card.

I used my original Pop-up Tree die (an oldie but a goodie) which has been retired, but is still available (check the link in the supply list). Instead of using the Pop-up Tree as it was designed, I separated it into two trees and created a corner out of them. I trimmed the feet into triangles and attached them to either side of the fold. Now the tree will pop up as two trees, giving me more room for decorating with adorable birds!

(click the photo to make it bigger) 

Mothers Day Card 

Supply List:

Bigz XL Pop-up Tree, Retired by Karen Burniston

Celebrate Sizzlit Set (heart) by Karen Burniston

Birds & Wreath Textured Impressions Set by Brenda Pinnick

Sizzlit Bird Set #2 by Brenda Pinnick

Styled Labels by Tim Holtz

eClips Happy Heart Alphabet (Mom)

Other Supplies: Patterned Papers: Twig, by Little Yellow Bicycle, Real Wood, by Creative Imaginations (Tree trunks), Cardstock by Bazzill, Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Rub-ons and rhinestones from my stash

I also wanted to announce that I'm going to be demonstrating how to make a Photo Twist Cube brag book on Oh My Crafts! UStream channel this Friday, April 22, 2011 at noon, MST. Follow the link to sign up to be reminded about the show so you can tune in live.

During the live show, you'll get to interact with me while I teach the project, asking questions in the live chat room. However, since it will be Good Friday, if you can't make the live show, you can always go back and watch the show later - it's recorded, archived and FREE!

Hope to see you there!


No *choke* problem *gasp*! (Also - NEW DIES ARE SHIPPING!)

I am trying, REALLY trying, to keep up my vacation-to-Jamaica-inspired mantra of "No problem!" but the work is stacked as high as the office mess. Eeek!

So while I *really* want to post a bunch of stuff about how my new dies are shipping now! (Yippee!) with fabulous samples and gloriousness, all I can muster is a quick set of links so you can see what you're shopping at your local store for. (With apologies for my grammar)


Sizzlit Sets:

657126 Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Butterfly, Flower & Swirl Set
657127 Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK - Celebrate Set - (NOTE: the label shape on this set fits the Floating Frames and Pull Tag dies perfectly!) 
Bigz Dies:
657129 Sizzix Bigz Die - Card w/Floating Frames 3-D (Pop-Up) - The Celebrate Sizzlit set cuts the smaller version of the frame shape to nest all prettily on the floating frames. Otherwise, just use square photos.
Bigz XL Dies:
657136 Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Pull Tag Frame, Scallop 3-D (Pop-Up) The Celebrate Sizzlit set frame will fit this die, too.
I also wanted to post a link to a great Easter card made by Tara using the Snowflake die.
Link to Tara's Card: DCC Easter Basket Card
Link to purchase Snowflake die: Bigz Snowflake Pop-up Die
Happy crafting!

UStamp WINNERS! Plus 5 more chances to win


It's time to announce the FIVE winners (because three just wasn't enough!) of the UStamp passes for this event.


UStamp with Dawn and Friends - Classes, Clubs and Camps, Spring Edition 2011

The winners are . . .

Penny Silva - Karen you make things look so easy. LOL thanks for giving a chance to win

Sharon F. - Wow, Karen.. what a fabulous opportunity to win a free pass to UStamp with Dawn and Friends, I'd LOVE to win... I'm sure you pop up project is fabulous! Hugs!

Michelle Potts - I would love to see more of your designs in the upcoming catalog! The xmas tree die really WOWs the customers. Can't wait to see if I can win the USTAMP free pass.

Melissa Goodwin - What a great way to interact with other great stampers! I would love to win a chance to interact with Dawn and friends!

Betsy Z. - I'd love a chance to win! I've been thinking about trying U-Stamp as it is, lol! Checking it out and getting extra help with interactive dies would be double good!

Congratulations, Winners! I look forward to getting to know you all better during the event. If you see your name here but no e-mail from me in your in-box, please leave a comment here (or e-mail me using the link in the sidebar) so I can get in touch with you.

Don't see your name on the above list? Scoot on over to GRETCHEN'S BLOG and enter her contest for another five chances to win! Dawn asked Gretchen to be a guest designer for this next event, too. If you're not familiar with Gretchen's work, definitely poke around her blog a bit - she's incredible! She is drawing her winners on Monday, April 4th, so you still have a couple of days to enter her contest.

And of course you always have the option to register for the event and take advantage of Early Bird Pricing. Learn all about it here: UStamp with Dawn and Friends

Thanks for all the great comments! (Did I mention that I love comments?)