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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a wonderful time as you celebrate Faith, Family & Friends!

   One of 12 cards I offered at my "Card Buffet" sessions. 
(Image ©Stampin'Up! 2011  Original card idea from the SC demo site)




















 Thank you for visiting and "following" the "Avenue of Art".  - Micki

Thursday, December 15, 2011



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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Birthdays come as fast as..."Buzz Lightyears"...

Especially when you are 4 years old...at least it seems like it, to grandparents!
Here is a "Punch-Art" card I made for my youngest grandson, who recently turned four years old. It seems like only months ago, he was a snugly "babe-in-arms"...now he'd rather "arm wrestle" with you. lol
(My card idea came from Julie Beltramo's photo. Thanks for the inspiration, Julie!)  
"Buzz" B-day card by Micki Daniel_ All images ©Stampin'Up!
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope I have inspired YOU to create a special card for someone special.
Click on the small word "comments" below,  if you'd like to leave a comment or have a question.
Have a blessed day!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Patchwork Quilt with DSP...

 I decided to try my hand at making the popular "quilted" cards.  These are a great way to use up your scrap pieces of DSP!  They do take a little more time to put together, but you can come up with so many different patterns!!

This is the "prototype" I made.  It was inspired by Julie Grabowska.   I wanted a more vintage look for my card.  (As always, I used scraps from retired DSP to make a prototype first.) 
I am very pleased with how it turned out, so I will be making more of them in the future, using current DSP.
 
"Quilted" card -created by Micki Daniel. All images ©Stampin'Up!

Close-up of "Quilted" card by Micki Daniel.  ©Stampin'Up!

































  (This is the closest I'll probably ever come to making a quilt. lol)
Why not try your hand at making a "quilted" card?   It's fun coming up with different designs!

Have a great week...and keep stamping!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Christmas Card Buffet on December 6th...

A lovely, antique looking, Christmas card...one of 12 different Christmas cards on my menu, from which you can choose.
Click HERE to reserve your seat for the final "Christmas Card Buffet" session for 2011.
 

"Old fashioned Christmas"-by Micki Daniel   Images ©Stampin'Up!

(Scroll down to read more about my "Card Buffets".)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

What is a "Card Buffet"?...

You've probably attended buffets before…like Golden Corral…mainly because we can select from a “menu” that contains a wide variety of items, and where each person can choose what they want and how much of each item…and everything is prepared and ready to eat when we arrive.  We enjoy a great ‘home style’ meal, with a wide variety of choices…and all for one basic price!
 
Buffets are especially great when we are limited in our time and energy…they save us from having to do the shopping, storing, prepping and cooking...plus all the clean-up afterwards!

Based on these concepts, I now offer "Card Buffets" that include "Card Menus".
"Card Buffet Menu" by Micki  (sample only)










Christmas Buffet card- by Micki Daniel  ©Stampin'Up!












Here are the BASICS of my "CARD BUFFET"...

o        Just bring your own Snail Adhesive.  That’s it!
o        Come and leave when you want.  (within the 3 hr. session)
o        Work at your own pace.

o        12 beautiful cards to choose from on every “Buffet Menu”
o        Card Kits are in a shoebox of matching # and ready to assemble

o       All difficult or time consuming steps are pre completed 
      ...so this is for both 'first timers' as well as experienced.  

o       Cost is only $18 a person for 8 beautiful cards. (minimum)
o       You may make more than 8 cards (add’l cards only 2.25 ea.)  
o       Only limit is the 3 hour time frame.

The final "Card Buffet" sessions (for 2011) will be held on:
                                         
Thursday  evening     5:30 -  8:30      October      13   closed
Saturday  morning     9:30 -12:30      October      15   closed
Thursday  evening     5:30  - 8:30     *November  10   closed
Saturday  morning     9:30 -12:30     *November  12   closed
Tuesday  morning      9:30 -12:30     *November  15   closed
Tuesday  evening       5:30 -  8:30     *November  15   closed
Tuesday  morning      9:30 -12:30     *December    5   closed

Next "Buffet" session will be in January...contact me for date and times.

I am really excited about offering this opportunity, due to the fact that it offers lots of choices and something for everyone...all without having to buy or store a lot of tools or supplies.
It's easy, fast and fun, and you end up with beautiful handmade cards,you've made yourself!

Each session does have limited seating, so don't miss out!
Click Here to R.S.V.P
       
     * Menu will be ALL Christmas cards.
  
      Have a great day! - Micki

Friday, November 11, 2011

"Christmas Card Buffet" Sneek Preview...

Here is another Christmas card that is on my November "Christmas Card Buffet Menu".  This card is just 1 of 12 different cards you can choose to make, when you attend my November Card Buffet sessions.

I only have a couple of seats still available for the Nov. 15th, Tuesday MORNING session (9:30 am to 12:30 pm).
Plus 4 seats are still available for the Nov. 15th, Tuesday EVENING session (5:30 pm to 8:30 pm).

If you want a quick and easy way to make lots of beautiful, handmade Christmas cards this year...come join my "Card Buffets".

For details, more information, or to RSVP your seat...click HERE.     Don't miss out.  RSVP today!

Thanks for stopping by the "Avenue of Art"!

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 11...Last day to get your FREE Big Shot...

$99.95 FREE BIG SHOT...when you join by November 11, 2011

Would you like to join my Stampin'Up! team?...
  • As a hobbyist, who just wants to enjoy her very own 20% ©Stampin'Up! product discount? 
  • Or maybe you are wanting to add some extra income to the family budget each month?
  • Are you a mom who would love to get out and meet other adult women in your community?
  • Or maybe you want to start your very own business, with hours that fits into your family schedule ? 
You alone decide what type of direction you want to take...as a "SU demonstrator".
(My goal as your upline, will be to help you get the most out of your experience...based on your goals.)
  • CLICK HERE to join online. It's quick and easy...thru my DBWS.  (Call or email me if you have questions or need help.)
If you've been looking for an opportunity to do what you love, while getting a 20% discount...now through November 11, you'll get a FREE Big Shot when you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator. (Sign-up as one of my "Down line" demonstrators!) Your new-demonstrator Starter Kit (a steal at just $175) and contains over $345 worth of stamp sets, card stock, ink, accessories, and business supplies.  There are many benefits of being a SU! demonstrator, including:
  • A 20 percent product discount!
  • A free monthly issue of the magazine, Stampin' Success! 
  • Sneak peeks at brand-new products!
  • Invitations to exclusive Stampin' Up! events!
  • Regular get-togethers to stamp!
  • Free access to an online community of 30,000+ crafters/stampers and creative artists, as well as 160,000+ project samples!
  • Plus, access to an exclusive video and training for your new Big Shot!
Don't miss out! Contact me today to take advantage of this great opportunity and get a FREE Big Shot!
I'd love to have you join my SU team! - Micki Daniel   

Saturday, November 5, 2011

And the Winner is...

Congratulations to Pat Moore, winner of the FREE SU Stamp Set Drawing!

Pat was one of many who entered my FREE ©Stampin'Up! Stamp Set Drawing, which I sponsored last week at my SU Booth, during the Forest Park Craft Fair.

I also want to thank everyone who took the time to complete the short survey, for a chance to win the new 7 piece stamp set.  I really enjoyed meeting and talking with all those who stopped by my booth! Maybe you will be next year's winner!

Have a blessed weekend. - Micki

Friday, November 4, 2011

Craft Fair Booth...

This past week I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people who stopped by the ©Stampin'Up! Booth I hosted during the Forest Park Women's Craft Fair, held in the Winton Woods High School.
I also had the pleasure of reconnecting with others whom I had met in past years!

I had lots of questions and interest in my "Card Buffets" ... as well as the Simply Scored* board I demonstrated during the day.  (The little cards are sitting on the scoring board.)

I held a FREE STAMP SET DRAWING at my booth...where each person who completed a short survey, was entered for a chance to win a new ©Stampin'Up! stamp set (consisting of 7 stamps)!
(The winner will be notified and announcement made on Saturday, November 5, 2011.)

For those who planned to attend one of the November "Buffet" sessions...be sure to contact me soon to reserve your seat for one of the dates and times that best fits with your schedule.  Seating is limited  for EACH "Buffet".

CLICK HERE...to see my calendar schedule for November sessions.

Below are a few photos I quickly snapped of my booth (located in the main lobby area at school entrance).



Thanks to all who stopped by to chat, ask questions or just to say "Hi".  I enjoyed talking with each of you!

Have a great week...and be sure to stop by the "Avenue" again soon!  Micki

Friday, October 28, 2011

Learn "Card Making Techniques"...

Here is a card, showing my "Woven Ribbon Technique"...which I taught at my October stamping Class.   My "Classes" are a different format than my "Card Buffets".  (See my October 1st "Buffets" post below.)

At my "Class" sessions, I teach fun "Card Making Techniques" ...and each person learns the step-by-step process of how to actually do the technique...all while they make their own card.
Ribbon Weaving Technique Class -by Micki Daniel. Images ©Stampin'Up!
Close-up of "Ribbon Weaving" technique by Micki Daniel

























If you are interested in attending either my monthly, stamping "Classes" or my "Card Buffets"...contact me HERE.



P.S. You are invited to stop by my SU booth at the Annual Women's Forest Park Craft Fair. I'll be demonstrating the new "Simply Scored" tool.   (The craft fair is Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10-3 PM. Winton Woods H.S. located on West Kemper Road, in Forest Park.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Another October "Buffet Menu" card...

Here is another photo of one of the cards from my October "Buffet Menu".
This is a simple, yet beautiful card that can be used for just about any occasion.
Oct. Buffet card by Micki Daniel. All images©Stampin'Up!


 














All images ©Stampin'Up!

I will be posting more photo's of the "Buffet Menu", over the next several days...so check back often!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Card Buffet" Christmas card...

Here is another photo of one of the cards from my "Buffet Menu", that you can choose to make when you attend my "Card Buffets".  It was on the October Menu, and will also be on November's "All Christmas card Menu".
"Buffet" card by Micki Daniel  All images ©Stampin'Up!

"Buffet" card close-up -Micki Daniel ©Stampin'Up!














Check out my November Calender HERE...and reserve your seat for one of my Christmas "Card Buffet" sessions.
My Buffets are Easy, Quick and FUN...bring a friend and make your very own Christmas cards this year!


Learn more about my "Buffets"...on post below. (Saturday, October 1)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Another "Buffet Menu" card...

Here is a photo of another card from my "Card Buffet Menu" (see post below).












For details on how my "Card Buffet" actually works...read my Saturday, October 1 post.

If you're local, and wish to attend one of my "Buffet" sessions...please contact me.
More photos from my "Menu" will be posted over next few days...so check back often!

Thanks for stopping by the "Avenue of Art".

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

October Buffet Menu....

The "Card Buffet" for October was finally launched....and below are a few photos to give you an idea of what my "Card Buffet" set-up is like...as well as the cards that "won" a final place on the Menu.  
(Close-up photo of my Buffet Menu" is at bottom of this post.)

I have had requests to hold it again, later this month, and will try to work in another session before the end of October.  Contact me ASAP ...if you are interested in the final October "Card Buffet"session.
 
I will also be hosting several November "Card Buffets" with a menu of all Christmas cards.
Seating for each session is limited, so be sure and register early!  
(Click HERE to request more infornation.)

Set-up of stamping area and "Buffet Menu"


Menu and # boxes containing "Card-Kits" and supplies for each card.


Stamp area. (I provide ALL supplies and tools except for adhesive.)


Close up of Micki's October "Card Buffet Menu"  All images ©Stampin'Up!

(My "Card Buffet" is where I offer 12 different cards, from which each person may select just the cards she prefers to make...as well as how many of each card...from a "Buffet Menu".  Everyone makes a minimum of 8 cards.)

I invite you to try it out with a friend...you'll have a really fun and relaxing time with other ladies!  - Micki
 Contact me today, for more information.

I will be posting individual photos of these cards in future posts...so check back often if you would like to see a detailed photo of some of the cards.   Here is the first one, showing a close-up view:

Christmas card "Peace on Earth"- Micki Daniel. Images ©Stampin'Up!

Close-up of card.  Images ©Stampin'Up!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christmas in September class...

This is one of the cards we made in class, which used both the dry and heat embossing techniques.  My photo does not show the shiny ornament very well, but it actually looks like a delicate, old-fashioned, glass ornament.

Get this Card "Recipe" FREE...(directions + cut sizes) when you place a $40.00 order through my SU Web Site.
(You may also order from the NEW items recently added to the Clearance Rack...and benefit even more!)
Click on items listed below, to see detailed product descriptions...or to order it online.
September Class card by Micki Daniel. Images ©Stampin'Up!




















Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White  
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, VersaMark
Misc. / Tools:   Ornament PunchCorner rounder PunchCutter KitCherry Cobbler embossing powderSnow Burst Embossing Folder1/4" wide ribbon (retired), DimensionalsBasic RhinestonesSnail AdhesiveSticky StripBig ShotPaper Trimmer,   Heat Tool.

Thanks for stopping by...and feel free to leave a comment in the comment box at the end of this post.

Have a blessed day...and keep stamping! - Micki

Sponge Dauber Cases make great Christmas gifts...

October Update:
I still have a some of the new, Sponge Dauber Cases available for purchase (while supplies last) if you are looking for a little Christmas gift for a stamper friend...or even for yourself.   Each case is $14 each, plus shipping.


To order 1 or more cases, just click on my PayPal button in upper right corner...for each case needed.
View of case opened. Holds 40 daubers. $14 (case only)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Seats still available for my October "Card Buffet" ...

What is a Card Buffet?

You've probably attended buffets before…like Golden Corral…mainly because we can select from a “buffet menu” that contains a wide variety of items, where each person can choose what they want and how much of each item…plus everything is prepared and ready to eat when we arrive.  We enjoy a great ‘home style’ meal, with a wide variety of choices…and all for one basic price!
 
Buffets are especially great when we are limited in our time and energy…they save us from having to do the shopping, storing, prepping and cooking...plus all the clean-up afterwards!

Based on these concepts, I now offer a Card Buffet including "card menus".
"Card Buffet Menu" by Micki  (sample only)










Buffet card- by Micki Daniel  ©Stampin'Up!












Here are the BASICS of my "CARD BUFFET"...

o        Just bring your own Snail Adhesive.  That’s it!
o        Come and leave when you want.  (within the 3 hr. session)
o        Work at your own pace.

o        12 beautiful cards* to choose from on every “Buffet Menu”
o        Card Kits are in a shoebox of matching # and ready to assemble

o       All difficult or time consuming steps are pre completed 
      ...so this is for both 'first timers' as well as experienced.  

o       Cost is only $18 a person for 8 beautiful cards. (minimum)
o       You may make more than 8 cards (add’l cards only 2.25 ea.)  
o       Only limit is the 3 hour time frame.

My next "Card Buffet" sessions will be held on:
                                         
Thursday  evening    5:30  -   8:30      October      13  completed
Saturday  morning     9:30  - 12:30      October      15  completed
Thursday  evening    5:30  -   8:30    *November  10  completed
Saturday  morning     9:30  - 12:30    *November  12  completed
Tuesday  morning      9:30  - 12:30    *November  15  completed
Tuesday  evening      5:30  -   8:30    *November  15  completed
Tuesday  morning      9:30  - 12:30    *December    5  completed

I am really excited about offering this opportunity, due to the fact that it offers lots of
choices and something for everyone…without each one having to buy lots of tools or supplies. It's Easy...Fast...and FUN...and you end up with beautiful, handmade card.   Each session has limited seating.                                                                                                                       Click Here to contact me to R.S.V.P
       
  ** Menu will be ALL Christmas cards.
  
      Have a great day! - Micki