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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