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April 2011

Stampin' Up! Sweet Deals: Two Days, Two Specials

Lots of exciting news today!  Stampin' Up! just announced that April and May promotions will overlap by two days, as the May Specials go live today!!  See below to review the April Specials.

Stampin' Up! May National Scrapbook Month promotion has TWO parts


Yes, that's right.  Stampin' Up!'s recruiting promotion for May is starting today . . . you can get the Digital+Starter Kit to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for only $122.50! 

In fact, if you have been considering purchasing My Digital Studio ($79.95)...
for only $43 more, you'll receive:  3 stamp sets, 4 inkpads, 2 packages of cardstock, 2 markers, 3 types of adhesive, spool of ribbon, package of buttons and more!  What an incredible value!!!

Stampin' Memories Add-On (valued at more than $75!)
Includes one stamp set, a package of card stock, a Designer Series Paper Pack, Quick Accents and one 12x12 album!
Regular Price: $$50
Sale Price: $35

To join Stampin' Up! today VISIT HERE
password: dostamping

Things to Remember:

•The discount only applies to the Digital+ Starter Kit and the Stampin' Memories Add-on. The standard Starter Kit or other add-ons are not eligible.
•New demonstrators may purchase the standard Starter Kit at regular price and the Stampin' Memories Add-On at the discounted price or purchase both the Digital+ Starter Kit and Stampin' Memories Add-On at the discounted price.
•The Independent Demonstrator Application (IDA) must be received in the office or online by Tuesday, May 31, 2011; 11:50 PM (MT).


Dawn's Reminders

Join to save money or join to make money!  If you join today or tomorrow April 30th, I'll also give you the choice of a free stamp set... Word Play or Bring on the Cake, as a gift from me!

To join Stampin' Up! today VISIT HERE
password:  dostamping

Stampin' Up! Grab Bags are a Hit!


If you purchased some GRAB BAGS recently offered by Stampin' Up!, you probably received some precut pieces of cardstock, designer papers and maybe some ribbon and brads or other accessories...some of these items were originally part of various Stampin' Up! Simply Sent Kits.

To assist you in making projects with those supplies, you may wish to refer to these .pdf files showing projects made with the Simply Sent Kits.

PLEASE NOTE:  $15 Grab Bags are sold out 

Visit my Stampin' Up! Online Store for..

AND earn DOstamping Loyalty Rewards on orders of $50 or more in product!

Thank you - I SO appreciate you shopping with me!!

Enjoy~Dawn O

Finding Inspiration: It's All Around You!

Inquiring minds want to know...How do I come up with all of my project ideas?

I get that question a lot.  Especially when someone is considering joining Stampin' Up! or my DOstamperSTARS Team.  They want to do I do it?

Well, if truth be told, I'm not all that original.  There, I said it!  Phfew, what a relief to have that out in the open.  Don't get me wrong - I do have an "original" idea from time to time.  But most of my creations start with an inspiration.

Where do I find inspiration?  Lots of places.

1.  Online Stamping Communities
Lately my favorite online community is Stampin' Connection.  Which is an online community exclusive to Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  I can visit daily to find hundreds of ideas for my business.  Not just creative ideas, but business tips as well.  Stampin' Up! demonstrators are about the most friendliest and giving people around!

2.  Advertising
Yes - advertising.  Whether print or TV, it's amazing what I'll glean from an advertisement, catalog or even packaging.  Maybe it's a layout, maybe it's a color combo - who know's what will strike a chord with me. 

3.  Nature
Nature itself provides tons of inspiration.  If I have a flower or bird stamp I want to color, I can just google the name of it and find tons of examples as starting points for coloring.

4.  Music
Do you craft to music?  I do.  It puts me in the mood.  Which is why I do the DOstamping STARS Thursday Challenges.  I like music.  In High School, music was my life.  Between choir, several bands, piano lessons and more - it was my "happy" place. 

5.  Swapping
Not sure where I would be without card swapping.  How could any one person come up with a variety of cards and styles to fill the needs of our papercrafting customers?  Uh - no one could!  In addition, swapping cards helps me stay current on other ways of crafting, new stamping "tricks" and techniques!

6.  Friends
Between my downline and demonstrator friends near and far, I'm ever inspired to CASE (copy and share everything) and learn new papercrafting techniques.  You'll often see cards I received from swaps, friends and downline shared on my blog.  I'm happy to share these creations with you.

7. Stampin' Up!
Last, but not least...I receive so much inspiration from Stampin' Up!  Whether it's attending their awesome Stampin' Up! Events that inspire me with classes, displays, demonstrations and more, or their monthly Stampin' Success magazine filled with creative and business ideas or even...Stampin' Up! Catalogs , which I look to for inspiration ALL the time!

So, there you go.  I'm not out there on my own.  You don't have to be on your own either.  However you get inspired - just go stamp!  Or maybe I should say, DO stamping!

Where do you get your inspiration?  I'd love to hear from you!

You're stamping friend~Dawn O


Stampin' Scrub Now Available

Just in from Stampin' Up!Stampin' Scrub - by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Scrub Available

April 28, 2011

We have replenished our supplies of Stampin' Scrub (item 102642) and Stampin' Scrub Refill Pads (item 101230) and are happy to announce these products are now available for ordering.

As a result of material issues, you may notice a slight difference.   After in-house testing, we approved the material change because we found it to be an excellent alternative.  The functionality and high-quality standards you come to expect from Stampin' Up! remain the same.

ALSO -  the Stampin' Scrub was temporarily unavailable as part of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit (for those wanting to join Stampin' Up!).  Effective today at noon (MT), it will return as a Starter Kit item. 

Again, we thank you for your patience throughout this process.


Only one more day...

to join my team and receive a free stamp set (Word Play or Bring on the Cake).  Both are awesome stamp sets to choose from!  Check out my DOstamperSTARS Team and join NOW!

I would love to welcome YOU to my team!

~Dawn O

#SSC046: Color My World with Paisley Petals (River Rock, Cherry Cobbler & Marina Mist)

Time for another Color My World DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week's color combo is River Rock, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist.  Stampin' Up!'s Sneak Peak Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper to the rescue!  



I've been seeing these Butterfly Easel cards all over the internet and have been wanting to give one a try.  They are made with Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful Butterflies Die.  This was one of our make & takes at my DOstamperSTARS meeting last month.  It's actual size is quite small.  However, it's a perfect fit for a Stampin' Up! Mini Square Envelope (3x3).

1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = Spring is Blossoming Promotion ends 4/30/11) Just TWO more days!

Stamps:  You're a Gem (on the envelope)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler 
Paper:   Cherry Cobbler & Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, 1/8" Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders

**TIP for placing your online order for sneak peak items ending April 30th. 
When your order reaches $20 or more, that is the time you can add these items to your order. 

  • Paisley Petals Designer Paper (122367, $9.95)
  • Four Frames stamp set (123440w, $20.95 or 123442c, $15.95).


Join my DOstamperSTARS team by April 30th and receive a free stamp set (Word Play or Bring on the Cake).  See here for more information

Video: Heated Ribbon Technique and Thanks for Caring stamp set

Yesterday I shared a list of my favorite stamp sets from the 2011 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog (which ends in just 3 days!).  One of them was the Thanks for Caring stamp set.  Below is a card I received in a swap at the 2011 Leadership Conference from my friend Kelly that used that set. 

Look at the awesome Ribbon Treatment.  I just had to give it a try!  So grab your satin ribbon and a heat tool, and give this cool technique a try!  I'm sure you're gonna love it!

Thanks-for-Caring VIDEO:  Heated Ribbon Flower with Stampin' Up! Satin Ribbon


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog ends 4/30/11)

StampsThanks for Caring (#121901w or 121961c)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:   Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  2-1/2" Circle Punch (#120906), Scallop Trim Border Punch, Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Circles #2 Die, Rich Razzleberry 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Sticky Pages, Pearl Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Heat Tool

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

Enjoy~Dawn O



5-8Satin Wanna give the Heated Ribbon Flower Technique a try? 

Can't decide which color of 5/8" Satin Ribbon to try first?  Get all 13 colors!  

Get a variety of ribbon at a great price by participating in my ribbon shares. Check out all my product shares HERE!





VIDEO: Another Ice Cream Cone with Stampin' Up!'s Petal Cone Die

If you thought yesterday's Ice Cream Cone card was a yummy treat, take a look at today's card.  It's an Ice Cream Cone shaped card made with Stampin' Up!'s Petal Cone Die (#121810).  Yes, you can even mail it using our Small Open Ended Envelopes (#107286).  How fun is that?


Ice-Cream-Cone-open VIDEO:  Ice Cream Cone Card from Stampin' Up!'s Petal Cone Die


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Occasions Mini catalog ends 4/30/11)

Stamps:  Birthday Bliss (#115442)
Ink:  Regal Rose, Crumb Cake
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Red Glimmer Paper(#121790)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Details Texturz Plate (#115962), Petal Cone Die (#121810), Tastefully Trim Die (#120893), 1/2" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Sponge Daubers

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Reminders and Updates

Stampin' Up! just announced, Vanilla Rosettes from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog are now sold out! 

Dawn's Must-Have-List of Stamp Sets from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog:

Thanks for Caring (121901w or 121961c)
Build-a-Blossom (121923w or 121994c)
Easter Blossoms (121905w or 1220574c)
Bring on the Cake (121899w or 121958c) 
Create a Cupcake (121807w or 121807c)
Eat Chocolate (121931w or 122066c)
Nature Walk (121925w or 121997c)

AND...if you're looking for Designer Series Paper, Buttons, Beveled Window Panes, Vintage Flower Adornments, Pom Pom Trim and've only got a few days left.  2011 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog ends April 30th!

Shop Now!

Stampin' Up! Build a Cupcake Punch: Ice Cream Cone Punch Art


Take a break today with this yummy Ice Cream Cone card, made with Stampin' Up!'s Build a Cupcake punch (#121807).  Isn't it clever that someone saw scoops of ice cream with the "frosting" image made with this fun punch!

The "cone" part was made with a small section of the Petal Cone Die (#121810) for the Big Shot.  Then ran through the Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976).  This is a must-have folder with tons of uses!  The banner was cut from the Petal Cone die too.


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies

Bring on the Cake
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Paper:   Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Build a Cupcake Punch, 1-3/4" Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Petal Cone Die, 5/16" Neutrals Jumbo Brads

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

Enjoy~Dawn O




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