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September 2008

Scrapbook Club - Project Sneak Peak

Hey Hedgehog Scrapbook Club Members

You are sooo gonna love this month's club project.  It features:

  • Stampin' Up!'s fun new In-colors
  • New Designer Series Paper

  • The Big Shot Alphabet

That's right, you'll get to try your hand at the Big Shot.  This fun new machine makes page titles quick, easy & fun.  PLUS, in any color you want!  No more running out of vowels or your favorite letters - you'll never run out with the BIG SHOT!

Here's a sneak peak:


So get ready for Scrappy Thursday, October 9th.  Remember, you can come anytime between 4:30 & 8:30pm.  Plan to stay 1 1/2 hrs.  RSVP's due by Tuesday, October 7th.

Have you thought about joining a Scrapbook Club?  Wanna see what it's all about?  Come for a one-time sneak peak.  Just let me know by October 7th and I'll prepare a project pack for you!

See ya soon~Dawn O

Stampin' Up! Convention Last Day

After I posted my favorite convention techniques yesterday, I noticed that I forgot to share one last thing for convention.  The LAST DAY - which was AWESOME!!!

The last day of my 5th Stampin' Up! Convention ended with a fabulous general session.  One of the best parts was another free stamp set from UPS - yes, that's correct...UPS!  How cool is that?!

Here's some pictures from the very best Stampin' Up! Convention ever!!



Here's Mr. Brown stopping by for a delivery for Stampin' Up! (They actually drove the UPS truck across the stage.)  He brought a delivery of free stamp sets for everyone!!!  The crowd went crazy!



Every Convention Attendee received the Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set "Say it With Scallops" #111678 (buy it now).  Did you know...every "Say it With Scallops" stamp set purchased - Stampin' Up! will donate $2.00 to the RMHC. 


Here's my convention buddy, Laurie with her free stamp set!


Here's a picture of my roommates:  Laurie, Me, Sue & Michelle.  What an awesome convention!  Does it look like we had the BEST time ever?

You can come with us next year!  Join Stampin' Up! now for only $99.00 (thru 10/11) - see details here.

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

Stop by the Womens' Expo!

I'll be at the Women's Expo in Buffalo, MN.  If you live in or near the Wright County Area, you'll want to stop by and visit my booth.  

It will be held at the Buffalo Civic Center (Near Target and Menards).  It's open from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Admission is FREE!

I'll have door prizes, BIG SHOT demonstrations and over 300 retired stamp sets for sale!

If you bring a friend new to me and she joins my mailing list, books a party, registers for a stamp camp or joins a and your friend will receive a Ribbon Pack from me and a special surprise too!



Dawn O

Sept Tech Tues #2 - Sponge Dauber DTS

I especially love my Technique Tuesday class that follows the annual Stampin' Up! convention.  I get so many ideas when I attend convention and they just want to spill out of me!  Two of them really stood out for me this year and I couldn't wait to share them with my Hedgehog Club Members!

This card features the super adorable Upsy Daisy stamp set (15% off until 9/30/08).  

To get the multi-colored image, just ink up your stamp in Pink Pirouette.  Before stamping onto cardstock, use your sponge daubers to randomly dab Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red ink directly onto the stamp.


Supplies used:  Upsy Daisy stamp set, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red cardstock and Ink, Whisper White Cardstock, Tangerine Tango Ink, Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain, Wide Oval Punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals.

There's still time to get this stamp set and 9 others that are on sale!  For online ordering go to MY SU WEBSITE, then click SHOP NOW in the upper right hand corner.

15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the FALL-WINTER 2008 IDEA BOOK CATALOG.  No additional purchase necessary.  See items listed below:

Item Code

Pg. # 


Regular Price 

15% off Price 



Snow Swirled 





It's a Stretch





Putt Putt  





Eastern Blooms





Pocket Silhouettes





Upsy Daisy





Under the Stars





Heard from the Heart





Contempo Alphabet





Felicidades Siempre*




Sept Tech Tues #2 - "Spring" Card

Here's our 2nd project for my Technique Tuesday Member-Only Class.  This too, was inspired by a Convention Workshop Wow presentation.  It's called a "Spring" card. 



You'll need the 1 3/4" Circle Punch, paper snips and glue dots.  Punch your circle, then cut it into a spiral.  Glue dot the center to the bottom of the card.  Then put a glue dot on the beginning of the sprial and close your card.  It will stick to the other side - aligning perfectly.  Open and voila!



Wanna learn how to make cards like this?   Join my Hedgehog Stamping Club!  Click here for more information and membership priviledges!


Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle - Last Night in St. George

Our last night in St. George was celebrated at a Farewell Dinner at a local Country Club.  I guess it was the place where they filmed High School Musical II. 

After we took a group picture, we headed to the Stampin' Up! outdoor theatre.  Complete with a Gourmet Pizza & Salad Buffet, a Soda Stand, and a Popcorn & Candy stand.  The Stampin' Up! staff had obviously been busy preparing for our arrival.





Notice the Popcorn Cone, it's made from Designer Series Paper - so cute!


When we get to our seats, there is a fuzzy, warm pink blanket there to greet us!  We had been cuddling with these all week in our Gathering Room - so it was a delight to receive one for our very own!  


After dinner, we sat under the stars and watched a movie, No Reservations with Catherine Zeta Jones.  What could be better than watching a movie with 125 of your new best friends!



It couldn't have been a more perfect night.  The weather was just right, the views were fabulous, and the food was delicious. Thank You SO Much Shelli!

Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle - Day 4

It's the last day of Founder's Circle and I only had two things I wanted to do today. 

The first one was to finish my 3rd make and take.  So I head off to the Gathering Place and stamped with my new friends Ruth and Patty. 

I had met Ruth at Leadership in Palm Springs.  We had dinner together with our SAM, Beth.  She is such a hoot.  She earned cruise in her very first year with Stampin' Up! Plus was #2 Rising Star this year.  Way to go Ruth!  I met Patty this week, but have "known" her through her wonderful blog.  She is as sweet as can be.  Plus she is on this year's Advisory Board.


Then I had to get my picture take with Bonnie Thurber.  She was one of the wonderful Stampin' Up! event staff.  They worked tirelessly to make this event so special for each and every one of us!


The second thing I wanted to do today was shop at the outlet mall for my grandson Max, who is almost 18 months old.  Michelle was telling me about the deals at Oshkosh and I knew I had to go.  However, right after the above was photo taken, I immediately started having back trouble, mainly Sciatica with shooting pains down through my legs.  It was awful and embarrasing.  So no shopping for me.  I ended up laid up for the rest of the trip.  


Here I am in my "hospital room".  I took over one of the couches and with an ice pack tried to take it easy for the rest of the day.  Everyone was so sweet stopping by and chatting, and showing off some of their projects.  Beverly stopped by to show her beautiful scrapbook pages.  She does really nice work!  Thanks for sharing Beverly.


Here's Suzie with her "mayo" ribbon jar.  This is so cute and a great way to recycle mayo containers.  Everyone kept asking - how did you get the cover green.  It's Olive Oil Mayo...hmmm, I may have to give it a try, because I love the green.


Check back later for pictures of our Farewell Dinner/Party!

Enjoy~Dawn O