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March 2011

Guest Stamper: Bobbi Peterson and Sew Suite Collection

You are in for a treat today!  When my Guest Stamper, Bobbi Peterson sent me her Sew Suite Collection cards, I had no doubt in my mind that the cards would be her usual outstanding work.  But when I opened her package...whoa, I couldn't believe my eyes.  Every card was better than the next one.  I couldn't decide which one was my favorite.  I loved them all and I think you will too!

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Pin-Cushion-Punch-Art-a 
 

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Sew-Suite---Buttons 

Sew-Suite---Machine 

Thank-You-Sew-Much 

Aren't they fabulous and creative?  Great job Bobbi.  For more inspiration from Bobbi, check out her "Out of the Box with Bobbi" blog (which she just started).  Thanks for sharing Bobbi!

1.RubberstampBW Bobbi's Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

StampsSew Suite, Pattern Pieces, You're a Gem, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Beary Nice Wishes, Occasional Quotes (level three hostess)
Color:  Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White cardstock, Hostess Level One In Color Designer Series Paper Pack
Accessories:  Sweet Stitches Fabric, Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Sweet Stitches Designer Big Buttons, Bitty Buttons, Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brads, Eyelet Border Punch, 1-1/4" & 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Boho Blossom Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice & Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folders, Top Note Die, Naturally Serif Decorative Strip Die, Stampin' Dimensionals  

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make these projects at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O

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2011 Occasions Mini Catalog (January 4th - April 30th, 2011) is loaded with tons of products for upcoming holidays like Valentines Day, Birthdays, Easter and More!

  

 


DOstamperSTARS: Shelly Bushnell Promotes!

Woohoo - this week Shelly Bushnell achieved Sr. Associate promotion.  Congratulations Shelly!!

Shelly-Prize 

Here's Shelly at our last DOstamperSTARS meeting with the door prize she won!  Each person who shares a business or creative idea/tip receives a ticket for a door prize.  At the last minute, she pulls out her Simply Adorned Necklace to share...she was holding out on us.  But it was a good thing she decided to share, as that was the winning ticket!!

I just have to say...whenever I see Shelly, she makes me smile.  There's something about her that makes me feel happy when I'm around her.  She's the most sweetest person with a good soul. 

Build-a-Blossom-Shelly 

Here's her swap card from that meeting too.  Such a nice layout and calming color choice.  Didn't she do a great job?

1.RubberstampBW Shelly's Stamping Supplies
(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog or Sale-a-Bration Brochure)

Stamps:  Build a Blossom
Ink:  Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke
Paper:   Baja Breeze, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla cardstock, Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Blossom Petals Punch,  Modern Label Punch, Victoria Crochet Trim, Pearl Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals  

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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminders

Only a few weeks left to join my team at 15% off the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit, PLUS receive a $50 Product Bonus Bundle...ends March 31st 

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  • 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!
  • Fill your Wish List!  Imagine it!  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!
  • 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 only $300 in product sales (including your own orders). 

  • The Wait is Over: Stampin' Up! Ornament Punch is Now Available

    Have you been patiently waiting for the Stampin' Up! Ornament Punch?  Well - wait no more!  Stampin' Up! just announced...

    Ornament Punch Available for Ordering

    March 9, 2011

    We're happy to announce the Extra-Large Ornament punch (item 119847) is available to order. The quality problems we were experiencing with the punch have been resolved and our supply is ready to go.

    Thank you for your patience as we work to provide high-quality products

    Purchase your Ornament Punch at my Stampin' Up! ONLINE STORE

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    Sale-A-Bration Choice: Flower For All Season w/Kermit the Frog

    DOstamperSTARS Challenge Thursday is here again!  This week it's a "Stamp That Tune" challenge with Kermit The Frog!  Whether you take inspriration from the album cover, the color green or Kermit The Frog himself...this challenge is a fun one all the way around!

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    Have a listen to "It's not easy being green": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIOiwg2iHio

    I decided to go with the frog as my inspiration.  So, I pulled out a stamp set I haven't used in awhile:  Flower for All SeasonsDid you know...you can get this set free with a $50 or more order?  Yep - thanks right.  It's one of the optional choices Stampin' Up! gives you during Sale-a-Bration (found on the last page).

    SSC039-Flower-For-All-Seaso 

    Here's a closer look:

    SSC039-Flower-For-All-Seas2 

    Look close at the pattern paper?  Those strips of paper come from the Hostess Level One In Color Designer Series Paper Pack.  However, I used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write marker to color in the center of each of the flowers on the pattern paper...making it my own custom DSP!

    This was a fun card to make.  So bright and cheery.  Hope it makes you smile!

    1.RubberstampBW Dawns Stamping Supplies
    (bold items = from Sale-a-Bration Brochure)

    Stamps:  Stamp For All Seasons (optional SAB choice)
    Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Crumb Cake, Stampin' Write Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight
    Paper:   Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White cardstock, Hostess Level One In Color Designer Series Paper Pack
    Accessories: Blender Pen (for the crumb cake watering can), Whisper White Organza Ribbon,  Stampin' Dimensionals  

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

    Enjoy~Dawn O

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    Dawn's Reminder

    Today's the last day of my Ice Cream Parlor Thank You Gift Pack Offer.  

    Reserve my "I Want it All" product share OR $30 or more of ribbon shares and receive my thank you gift of Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper w/Matching Ribbon and Buttons sampler!

    Check out my Product Shares here 


    Easter Blossoms: DOstamperSTARS Swaps

    One of the favorite stamp sets at our DOstamperSTARS meeting last month appeared to be the Easter Blossoms set from the Stampin' Up! 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog.

    Stampin-Up-Easter-Blossoms 

    You certainly can't go wrong with this set.  It's not only for Easter, but springtime in general.  Take a look at these fabulous swap cards!

     

    Easter-Blooms---Bobbi 

    Bobbi Peterson (w/Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper)

     

    Easter-Blooms---Jana 

    Jana Schindele (w/Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper)

     

    Easter-Blooms---Laurie 

    Laurie Zoellmer (w/Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper)

     

    Easter-Blooms---Shelley 

    Shelley Long (w/Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper)

     

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

    Enjoy~Dawn O

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    DAWN's "I WANT IT ALL" Product Share Reminder...only 3 spots open!

    Get a sampling of the Springtime Vintage Collection when you participate in my "I Want it ALL" product share.  Plus, receive Dawn's Ice Cream Parlor Gift Pack.

    March 1st thru March 10th:  Anyone who participates in my "I Want it ALL" Occasions Mini Product Share will receive an Ice Cream Parlor Gift Pack, which includes: 6 pieces of 6x6 Designer Series Paper, 2-1/2 yards of Ribbon and (6) Buttons!!! 

    PLUS - for any product share totaling $30 or more, you'll receive my Ice Cream Parlor Gift Pack too!!

    Check out all my Product Shares by visiting my Product Shares Page and Sign up NOW


    Guest Stamper: Laurie Zoellmer with Springtime Vintage Fabric

    When I received Laurie Zoellmer's package in the mail, I was thrilled to see her use of the Springtime Vintage Fabric.  Fabric is a challenge for me.  I'm not a sewer, though my daugher is (don't know who she got that from).  So, I really loved seeing the fabric projects.  Especially ones I can duplicate, as none of these projects require sewing!!

    Fabric-Flowers-Cards-towel 
     Fabric Flowers adhered to a dish towel

     

    Fabric-Flowers-Cards 

    Stationary pack:  Fabric Flowers adhered to cardstock (the blue flower on the right is from the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper). 

    Fabric-Flowers-Cards-Group 

    1.PushPin-Note-Reminder Laurie's tips for:  Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll

    1.  Iron Big Shot Adhesive and Springtime Vintage Fabric together
    2.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Flower Folds Die
    3.  Peel away the paper backing
    4.  Iron onto the dish towel (pre-washed) or cardstock

    Didn't she do an awesome job?  Thank you Laurie, for sharing your awesome talent with us!!  For more inspiration from Laurie - check out Lauries Stamping Spot.

     

    1.RubberstampBW Lauries Stamping Supplies
    (bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog or Sale-a-Bration Brochure)

    So-Happy-For-You StampsSo Happy For You (SAB), Tiny Tags
    Ink:  Rose Red, Not Quite Navy
    Paper:   Rose Red Very Vanilla cardstock, Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper Stack
    Accessories:
     Big Shot, Flower Folds XL Die, Fabric Adhesive Roll (#122194), Springtime Vintage Fabric, Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Jewelry Tag Punch, Mini Glue Dots

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

    Enjoy~Dawn O

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    Dawn's Reminder

     

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    Only a few weeks left!!!

    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 

     


    Guest Stamper: Laurie Zoellmer with Easter Blossoms

    Oh my gosh, DOstamperSTARS Laurie Zoellmer did a beautiful job creating this wonderful samples using Stampin' Up! Easter Blossoms stamp set from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog.  I'm always drawn to Laurie's cards and these are no exception!

    Easter-Blooms-BranchThis picture doesn't do her card justice.  There is glitter on the blossoms that is just gorgeous!

     

    Easter-Blooms-Eggs 

     

    Easter-Blooms-Girl (eta: card inspired by Mary Beth Brown)

    Tomorrow, I'll share her Springtime Vintage Fabric projects.  You're gonna love them!  In the meantime, check out Laurie's Blog.

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    Dawn's Reminders

    Now until March 10th...Get my FREE Ice Cream Parlor Gift Gift Pack for any product shares totaling $30 or more, including the "I Want it ALL" product share!  Check out the details on my Product Share Page


    Tool Stamping w/Upsy Daisy and Dot Dot Dot: You Guessed It

    Some of you were able to guess what I did on this card I posted yesterday.  It's actually a stamping technique called "Tool Stamping".  I learned it several years ago at a stamping expo I attended.  I used Stampin' Up!'s Upsy Daisy and Dot, Dot Dot (a SAB option) stamps to create it.

    Here's a look...

    Upsy-Daisy-Dot 

    1.PushPin-Note-Reminder Dawn's Stamping Tips:  Tool Stamping

    1.  Ink up a solid image stamp (I used Upsy Daisy)

    2.  Using an uninked stamp that has dots, lines or patterns (referred to as the "Tool Stamp")...drag it around onto the solid image stamp.  You can move it in straight lines, waving lines, etc.  Essentially you are moving the ink around in a pattern.  (I used Dot, Dot, Dot)

    3.  Stamp the solid image stamp onto cardstock

    4.  Enjoy!

    Optional - try inking your "Tool Stamp" before dragging it across your solid image stamp


    Upsy-Daisy-Compare 

    As for my actual card (on the right), I felt the Pacific Point flowers were just too bright for me.  So I stamped and embossed the greeting on vellum and adhered it over the flowers.

    It was fun to read your guesses.  Thanks for playing along!!

    Enjoy-Dawn O

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    Dawn's Reminders...

    Did you know...the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp is an FREE Sale-A-Bration option.  So get yours for FREE, with a $50 order.

    SAB11_US

    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 

     

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             UP TO 60% OFF CLEARANCE RACK  - Only available in my ONLINE STORE and while supplies last. 

    While there, add any current items from your wish list to your order!

     

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