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August 2008

Look what arrived? Founder's Circle

It's always a treat to travel Stampin' Up! style!  They do an excellent job of making you feel special. 

Look at this beautiful travel wallet and lugguage tags that arrived yesterday.  This is for my all-inclusive trip to St. George Utah for Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle. 

It's coming up fast and I've got 135 swaps to make!  Oh my gosh - I better get going on them.



Thanks for stopping by~Dawn

Eastern Blooms - Dawn's Passion

I know - you've all seen this picture before.  But I needed one more Convention Display Sample Scrapbook Page and I had just gotten back from the Stampin' Up! Bermuda Cruise with my Stampin' around Wheel picture.  So I just had to use it!  It came together pretty fast. 


Supplies Used:  Eastern Blooms & Inspired by Nature stamp sets, Whisper White and Basic Gray Cardstock, Rose Red Patterns DSP, Basic Black & Basic Gray Ink, Flower Fusion Accents & Elements, Vintage Brads.

Enjoy~Dawn O

2008 Stampin' Up! Convention & Tonic Sol-Fa

Hmm...let me set the scene.

So - you're going to your annual Stampin' Up! convention (it's your 5th one!)  It's awards night and you've just received an unexpected, but awesome award (demonstrator of the year #41) and you're flying high.  What could top that?!

Well - Shelli gets up to announce the entertainment for the night.  She starts to describe the group who's about to take the stage and I look at my convention buddy  Laurie and say, "I think I know who she is talking about".  Next thing I know, my favorite MN State Fair a cappella group is on the stage!  I went wild - to say the least.


They were awesome and I'm sure they made some new fans that night!

My husband and I have watched them "grow-up" at the MN State Fair for several years now.  We have several of the CD's and have gone to many of their local performances in Hopkins and Buffalo, MN.  If you want to see them in person (which I highly recommend) - they are at the MN State Fair today and tomorrow, check the schedule here: MN STATE FAIR BANDSHELL SCHEDULE

Can't make it to the fair?  Check out their website for schedule and CD's!

Wanna hear them singing a "Stampin' Up!" song?  Of course you do!  It's a hoot...check it out here: 

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They were the best to put up with us Stampin' Up! people.  The line was long for their autographs and pictures.  This is a group shot with my roommates.


Just me and Shaun!

Thanks Stampin' Up! and Tonic Sol-fa for the best awards night entertainment ever!!!


Flight of the Butterfly - Window

Boy - I wish I had the Scallop Border punch when I made this Flight of the Butterfly Convention Display Sample.   I made it the "old fashion" way using the corner rounder punch to create the scallop border.  Then stamped all of the little flowers in each of the scallops. Then came back through, dotting the flower centers with a Basic Black marker.

The "Window" is created with the 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 Square Punches.

The Butterfly was stamped on vellum, added glitter on the backside, then cut out.

Colors used:  Almost Amythst, Basic Black & Whisper White



Enjoy~Dawn O

Inspired by Nature - Gift Box

Here's a cute little gift box made for the Stampin' Up Convention "Inspired by Nature" Display. 


Supplies used:  Inspired by Nature stamp set, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Cardstock &/or Ink, Designer Label, 1 3/8" Circle & Scallop Punches, PolyTwill Ribbon (now retired), Crafters Toolkit (for paper peircing) & Gold Brads.


Inspired by Nature - Dear Friend

This was the very first card I made for my Stampin' Up! Convention Display Samples for Inspired By Nature.  I love the color-blocking, which is very popular right now.

Supplies used:  Inspired By Nature (111656w), All Holidays (retired), More Mustard, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip & Basic Black cardstock &/or Ink.  Natural White Cardstock.  5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon & Vintage Brads.  Card size 4.25 x 4.25, the four squares measure 1-7/8 x 1-7/8

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, inspired by nature

Enjoy~Dawn O

Flight of the Butterfly - Gift Set

This Gift Set was so much fun to create.  Not only does it feature the new "Flight of the Buttefly" stamp set, but also features several Pretties Kit items.  I love the Pretties Kit!

FUN FEATURES:  The large Pretties Kit flower features a Lilac Rhinestone Brad in the center.  The hat pin features a Pale Plum dyed Pretties Kit flower and pearl bead.  The Taffeta Ribbon is dyed Sage Shadow.  Colors are Pale Plum, Perfect Plum & Sage Shadow.  Also features the stamp set -Seeing Spots.