Friday, February 20, 2009

Our Friday Friend is Back!

With the holidays and all the CHA excitement SASI took a little break from the regular feature of Our Friday Friend, but we're back and in a big way! Please welcome the incredibly talented Dawn Easton (TreasureOiler on SCS). Dawn is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and you probably know her work as a Dirty Dozen Alumni on SCS. Please visit her SCS gallery as well as her blog Treasure Oiler Designz. Dawn created a sweet and sunny card to share with you today featuring the SASI set A Year of Sweets 2.

Let's get to know Dawn a little better -

--What city/state do you live in?
I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with my husband Brian and our daugher Chloe.
--How did you become addicted to papercrafts? How long have you been stamping?
When my daughter started kindergarten I was looking for something to keep me busy as I was a stay at home mom. Volunteer work takes up a great deal of my time but I really wanted something for me too! I met another mom at the school who was a SU! demo and she invited me over to stamp. I had no idea what she was meaning but hey...I was game. Well it's been 4.5 years now and I've never looked back!! I think I fall more and more in love with this hobby everyday!! Rarely does a day go by that I haven't made a little something.
--How would you describe your style? What are you favorite projects to create?
I always giggle when someone asks about my style. I've never really given it much thought. Clean and crisp cards have been a favourite of mine. Designer papers used to frighten me but now I can't seem to make many cards without them. I do like a lot of layers on my cards and they tend to be a little bulky and heavy. As for favourite projects, I'm more of a card person but I do enjoy altering items too. I wish I could scrapbook and maybe someday I'll dabble a little more in that.
--Do you have a favorite SASI image?
A favourite....oh gosh....I can't say just one. Sorry! They are all so adorable, not to mention fun to colour!
--What is your favorite sweet treat? (feel free to share the recipe if you have one!)
I'm a fairly picky eater and my friends will attest to that. I scrunch my nose up at a lot of things. Believe it or not, chocolate is one of them. I'll eat a plain piece of milk chocolate but if there are nuts, raisins or coconut on it...ewwwww! I do have a favourite dessert that my girlfriend makes when we get together because she knows of all my eye rollin' I would do if it had something icky in it. This is what I jotted down last time we sat down to eat this yummy dessert:
Angel Food Cake Dessert
Pre-made Angel Food Cake- cut into small bit size pieces
1 pkg. of orange jello- dissolved in 1 cup of hot water
1 litre of orange sherbet
1 tub of Cool Whip
2 small cans of mandarin oranges-drained
In a 9 x 13 pan spread the angel food cake pieces and mandarin oranges. In a seperate bowl, mix the jello and water and add the orange sherbet until it melts. Refrigerate until it starts to set up. Then mix in the cool whip. Pour that entire mixture over the cake and mandarin oranges. Refrigerate.
Thanks Dawn for that yummy treat idea and for being Our Friday Friend!
And how about you - would you like to be Our Friday Friend?
No contest to enter for this.
Each week we will scour the Taylored Expressions Company Gallery at SCS for recent uploads (within the past 10 days) in search of a SASI Stamper to be featured on this blog. To be considered all you have to do is:

**Create something (card, 3D item, scrapbook page, anything) using one or more images from any SASI stamp set. Your creation should showcase SASI, but does not have to be exclusive to SASI.
**Upload your creation to SCS being sure to use the keyword SASI so it will appear in the Taylored Expressions Company Gallery (which is driven by a keyword search) and complete the recipe section of the upload.
**In the description field of your upload please mention Stamp a Sweet Impression stamps are from

Super simple - pretty much just have fun stamping and upload what you make so we can see it! If you are chosen, Taylor will send you an e-mail or PM asking if you'd like to be featured and requesting permission to post one or more of your creations here as Our Friday Friend. You will have the choice of creating something new or just allowing us to post a pic already in your gallery. We will include a link to your SCS Member Gallery and to your blog if you have one (note: a blog is not required to qualify for this feature.)
TOP CHEF Reminder!
Today is the last day to enter the current Top Chef contest to win a Taylored Expressions stamp set from the upcoming release on March 5th. Click here for all the details!
Have a sweet day!


Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous, Dawn! LOVE your card!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Congrats Dawn! Super Cute Card! Love your creations!
:) Rachel

Denise (peanutbee) said...

ADORABLE card, Dawn!!...ahhh, I can just feel the warmth after seeing your bright and cheery card.

CONGRATULATIONS on being our Friday Friend!

...oh, and feel free to send me ANY chocolate that you don't like, LOL!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is so cute, Dawn!! I love the fun colors, and your fab layout! Congrats on being the OFF!!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is adorable, Dawn!!! Your coloring is FABO, as always, and I love that cupppies suntan!!! Congrats on being the Friday Friend!!!

pkcprint - Pam C. Smyrna, TN. said...

This makes me want to go to the beach! I am so tired of cold weather! great job! Pam Chambliss, Smyrna, TN

Monika/Buzsy said...

Super cute card Dawn! Love the summery colors and the great lay-out. TFS!