Tuesday, August 30, 2011


If I don't copy the information Lynell has posted on her blog, I'll miss the whole hop!! The following information is from the Dream It Up! blog:

The Dreamweaver design team is partying with the UK Woodware Craft Collection design team to bring you innovative ways to use our wonderful Dreamweaver stencils and supplies all week long! Woodware is Dreamweaver Stencils' exclusive distributor in the UK. By the end of the week, you'll have seen stencils used in inspirational ways you just couldn't have imagined, and you'll see that, although our stencils are wonderful for paper crafting, they have SO MANY other uses too! We'll have several posts a day for you, from Monday August 29th to Saturday September 3rd. At the end of our celebration, each designer will randomly select a winner from all blog comments to receive a free Dreamweaver stencil. We are looking forward to sweet comments from you and we will send blog candy your direction. We look forward to you partying along with us! Check back here daily if you get lost! This is the schedule of both teams:

Monday August 29:
Caz at: http://www.stampingcaz.blogspot.com/
Lee at: http://www.leekellogg.typepad.com/
Laura at: http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Pam at: http://www.1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/

Tuesday August 30:
Debbie at:http://www.debfs.blogspot.com/
Deborah at: http://www.upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/
Kristi at: http://www.kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/
Liz at: http://www.blackcatsstudios.blogspot.com/

Wednesday August 31:
Lynell at: http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Pam at : http://www.1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Siobhan at: http://recoveringstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Wendy at: http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/

Thursday September 1:
Dorothy at: https://dorriesdoodles.wordpress.com/
Kristi at: http://www.kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com/
Laura at: http://www.rememberinglifesmoments.blogspot.com/
Louise at: http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Wendy at: http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/

Friday September 2:
Francoise at: http://www.francoisecollection.blogspot.com/
Louise at: http://www.artfullyarticulate.blogspot.com/
Lynell at: http://www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com/
Pam at: http://www.1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/

Saturday September 3:
Deborah at: http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com/
Georgia at: http://sommrstamping.blogspot.com/
Jane at: http://janeelizabeth-flowergirl.blogspot.com/
Terrece at: http://www.made4ubyt.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday

Hello All!
This week is a color challenge and challenge it was. Since the majority of my supplies (like 25%) is in a storage unit here in Wyoming and the other 78% is still in storage in California, I had a good time improvising!

Our colors this week are Red, Kraft and Ivory. The closest I could come up with were Watermelon Red, Kraft paper bag and Ivory cardstock. But I think it came out OK.

I pasted the image with Dreamweaver Original White Matte Paste. Then stenciled color over it.

Matte image as shown. Easy - peasy. Hope you enjoy the color challenge....make sure to check out the rest of the Dreamteams sites for more inspiration! Until next time........have a "cherry" good week.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

It's Dream Scheme Thursday

Today is a "Free" post.
I decided to feature my new favorite stencil.....the Apron.

I traced the image onto fabric, cut it out and layered it. Pretty simple.
It reminded me of a verse my mom gave me, because my Grandmother was never without her apron:
History of APRONS

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.

The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect
The dress underneath, because she only had a
Few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses
And they used less material, but along with
That, it served as a potholder for removing
Hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on
Occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying
Eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched
Eggs to be finished in the warming

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding
Places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around
Her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent
Over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in
That apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out
The hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that
Had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was
Surprising how much furniture that old apron
Could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the
Porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was
Time to come in from the fields to

It will be a long time before someone invents something
That will replace that 'old-time apron' that
Served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story
About Grandma's aprons.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the
Window sill to cool.

Her Granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to

They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs
Were on that apron.

* I don't think anyone ever caught anything from an apron. *

I hope this brings happy memories to you too!
Check out the other team members blogs for more fun ideas......
till next week.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


Yeah! I made it. Just in the nick of time.

This week's theme is a sketch. Since it's been so long since I have been really involved with the group, I have forgotten how to get to the sketches so I could copy the template for you all to see. Please go to the Dream it Up Blog to see the Sketch.
This is my interpretation.

I used white paste on black paper with a new image LL3017 the Woman's Silhouette

Make sure to visit everyone elses blog for more fun ideas using Dreamweaver Stencils and products!!

See you (earlier) next week.