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January 2011

Stampin' Up! January My Digital Studio Downloads

Wow - Stampin' Up! released a record number of Digital Downloads this month.  They include digital paper, calendar kits, stamp sets image, card templates, embellishment, punches and more!!

Here is a PDF flyer to view the My Digital Studio Downloads for January 2011

Did you don't have to have the My Digital Studio software to take advantage of Stampin' Up! Digital Downloads?  They will work in other applications too - that's right!

Purchase My Digital Studio and Digital Downloads at my Stampin' Up! Online Store


Dawn's Reminders

Have you joined the NEW Digital Community
There are tons of projects using the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Program.   This is a public forum where lots of tips and tricks are given to help you use the AWESOME program.

Have you updated your MDS software?

  • If you have installed the initial update (version 1.0.1), simply click Help and select Check for Updates in the My Digital Studio software. The update will be performed automatically.
  • If you have not completed the initial update, download and install version 1.0.1 first, and then complete the steps listed above to get the most recent updates

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration: Punch Bunch Swap Saturday

I'm fortunate enough to particpate in some awesome Stampin' Up! swap groups!  So today I thought I would share a few of my Punch Bunch Sale-A-Bration favorites from each of those groups, Controlfreaks, Stamp Share for Leaders, DOstamperSTARS and QC Swappers.  Thank you ladies for sharing your awesome talent with me!



Controlfreak Swapper:  Mary Beth Brown



Stamp Share for Leaders Swapper (at 2011 Leadership):  Michelle Huff



QC Swapper:  Kelly Acheson



Stamp Share for Leaders:  Sue Lehrer



DOstamperSTARS:  Gayle Klingelhoets



Controlfreak Swapper:  Alice Erickson


Give it up for these gals!  Didn't they do an awesome job?  Stop by for more samples and swap shares next week featuring the Sale-a-Bration stamp set:  Bliss

Purchase Stampin' Up! supplies at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminder


Sale-a-Bration Time!  (January 25, 2011-March 31, 2011)

SPEND! Get a free Stampin' Up! product with your purchase of $50
HOST! Get a free Stampin' Up! product with your $300 workshop
JOIN!  Get $50 Stampin' Up! Bonus Bundle and 15% off starter kit 


Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration: Punch Bunch Friday & Ice Cream Parlor

I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! included the Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper and Quick Accents as one of the free Sale-a-Bration items you can choose when you place a $50 order now through March 31st.  It's great for card making and scrapbooking too!


Today I paired the Punch Bunch "for you" scallop flower image with the Ice Cream Parlor DSP for a same layout, but two different look cards. 



My favorite is the second one, it just makes me smile.  Which one is your favorite, the 1st one - Peach Parfait, or the second one, Melon Mambo?

1.RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Sale-A-Bration)

Stamps:  Punch Bunch, Occasional Quotes (hostess level 3)
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo and Old Olive
Paper:   Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo, Old Olive  and Whisper White cardstock, and Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper
  Big Shot, Two Tags Die, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Daffodil 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon and Brad,  1/4" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brad and Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

#SSC033 Thursday Challenge: Wizard of Oz and Glimmer Paper!

It's Thursday already...I can't believe another week has flown by!  Are you ready for a new Challenge Thursday.  Today's challenge is a "Musical Mania" challenge, #SSC033! 

Our inspiration for this week's challenge is the musical, "The Wizard of Oz."  Specifically Dorothy's Ruby Slippers. Use Stampin' Up!'s new Red Glimmer Paper (or add glitter to red card stock or red stamped images). 
Here's my card that features Stampin' Up! Red Glimmer Paper (from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)...
The technique I used on the "background" piece is called Herringbone Technique.  I wanted to do this technique because it kind of reminds of the pattern of the yellow brick road.  I love the way it turned out - woohoo!  
TV1 Wanna learn how to do the Herribone Technique?  I have a "How'd She DO That? Video on this technique and you can view it by clicking HERE.   

So, have you gotten your Red Glimmer Paper (#121790) yet?  It's SO much fun to play with.  It comes in (2) 12x12 sheets.  It's easy to cut, punch or run through the Big Shot! doesn't brush off or make a mess.  Get yours today!

RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamps:  Somthing to Celebrate (hostess level 2)
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:   Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Set, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Full Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O



Have fun playing along with our DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenges

Learn more about joining my fun team and Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration time!  Get 15% off AND a $50 bonus bundle when you join now!

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration: Punch Bunch, the Owl!

Whew!  What a fun day it was yesterday!  Everyone is lovin' Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration!  It looks like the favorite FREE stamp set choice is PUNCH BUNCH!  A great first choice!

Here's another PUNCH BUNCH card share...


This card is from my recent Controlfreak swap, done by Kelly Powell.  Look at all of the fun little details on this Owl Friend card.  Isn't this freakin' adorable?!  Thanks Kelly!


RubberstampBW Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

Punch-Bunch StampsPunch Bunch
Ink:  Going Gray, Real Red
Paper:   Going Gray, Real Red and Whisper White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions Designer Series Paper 
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Punches: Owl, Corner Rounder, 1" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Fancy Flower, Stampin' Dimensionals (and wiggly eyes).

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders


Want 6x6 samples of Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Designer Series Paper (including the Red Glimmer Paper)?  Check out my Product Share Page.

Round 2 is filled and has been ordered.  Shipping soon!


Get the 411 on Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration: Starts today, Jan 25th

It's here, it's here!  Stampin' Up! 2011 Sale-a-Bration!  What you've all been waiting!

Download:  2011 Sale-a-Bration Brochure
Download:  2011 SAB Brochure Supply List
Download:  Additional Selections from 2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog


Dates: January 25-March 31, 2011

Promotion Details

Our biggest sales event of the year--Sale-A-Bration--is here! This year we've got four great Sale-A-Bration sets for hostesses and customers to choose from--as well as a Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents pack, a Ribbon & Button pack, digital downloads, and Décor Elements!  Plus a special bonus and discount for new recruits.

There are three ways for your customers to earn free products (click on links below):

Spend:  Customers will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 they spend (before tax and shipping)! 

Host: A hostess will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales*, in addition to our regular hostess benefits!  Schedule your party now!

*Note: This benefit is only available on qualifying customer, demonstrator, and workshop orders. Online orders do not qualify.

Join: New recruits will receive 15 percent off their Starter Kit (Standard or Digital+), plus a special Sale-A-Bration bonus bundle valued up to $50!

Starter Kits*

Retail Value

Regular Price

Sale-A-Bration Price (15% off)

Standard Starter Kit

More than $310



Digital+ Starter Kit

More than $320



See here from more information about the Stampin' Up! Opportunity


Dawn's Reminders:

Don't forget about my Loyalty Rewards Program - earn stars for more FREE Stampin' Up! product while doing your Sale-A-Bration Shopping!



Stampin' Up! Online Clearance Rack

If you're placing your Sale-a-Bration orders online, don't forget to check out the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack for some great bargains!

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration: Punch Bunch Tuesday

Woohoo!  Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bation is finally here!  As promised, here's another sample of a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set...Punch Bunch.

This is such a fun stamp set, as it features images that match several Stampin' Up! Punches:

  • Two-Step Owl Punch (#118074)
  • Scallop Square Punch (#119854)
  • 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (#119850)
  • Large Tag Punch (#119876)
  • X-Large Tag Punch (#119866)
  • 1" Circle Punch (#119868)


This card was a swap I received from fellow demonstrator Brenda Cardinal.  Isn't it stinkin' adorable?  I love all of the little details Brenda used on the card.  See below for the supply list.

RubberstampBW Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Sale-a-Bration Brochure)

Punch-BunchStamps:  Punch Bunch
Ink:  Early Espresso & Pretty in Pink
Paper:   Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink and Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots and Framed Tulips Texture Impressions Embossing Folders, Large Tag and X-Large Tag Punches, 1-1/4" Pretty in Pink Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals


Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders

1-14StripedVisit my Product Share Page for a great way to get a variety of ribbon without breaking the bank!  

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration starts tomorrow, Jan 25th!

Woohoo - it's finally here!  Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-a-Bration promotion!  I love this time of year, as it's the only time Stampin' Up! gives free stamp sets to customers!  Plus - hostesses get additional benefits too!  Gotta love it!

Here are the details:


  • SPEND! $50 (before shipping/tax) and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice.  Spend $100, receive two SAB products (and so on)!
  • HOST! a workshop of at least $300 (before shipping/tax) and earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration product of your choice.  That's in addition to Stampin' Up!'s already generous hostess benefits!  Schedule your party now!
  • JOIN! Stampin' Up! by becoming a demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration and get your starter kit for 15% off (only $148.75) AND receive a bonus bundle filled with over $50 in FREE products.  See below: 



Here are just a few more reasons to join:

  • Fill your Wish List!  Imagine this!  Save 30% on your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days), plus earn hostess rewards & receive a minimum of three Sale-A-Bration gifts (1 for every $50 in product purchased). Yes, we demo's get the same perks as our hostesses, plus more!
  • Take a Demo Test Drive!  Enjoy Stampin' Up! Demonstrator discounts and benefits through June 30, 2011 with NO further need to sell or purchase any products beyond the starter kit.  No pressure - just fun!
  • There's no penalty to drop!  If you wish to extend your demonstrator status for the following quarter (July through September), you would be required to have $300 in product sales (including your own orders). 
  • Starter Kit ships FREE!  Yes, that's free shipping!
  • Become a member of my DOstamperSTARS!  You'll have access to my exclusive DOstamperSTARS Team blog, special meetings, swaps, my personal classes (first three classes are FREE as my gift to any new DOstamperSTARS) and MORE!   
  • Training opportunities!  Wanna get your Stampin' Up! business off to a running start?  Take my "Reach for the Stars" online training program, going on right now.  OR take my "DOblogging" online training (third round starting soon) and MORE!

 So, as you can see...there is something for everyone!  How are you going to Sale-a-Brate?

Stop back tomorrow for a link to the Sale-a-Bration brochure!
Dawn O


PS -Watch for inspiring Sale-A-Bration samples each week.  This week:  Punch Bunch!  Scroll down to see Monday's card.