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May 2011

DOstamperSTARS #SSC049: Stampin' Up! Flower Fest Scallop Circle Easel Card

As soon as I saw this weeks DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #SSC049, I immediately thought of Stampin' Up!'s Basic Black 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  Which is one of my favorite ribbons!  Say, did you know...this ribbon is SO soft and pliable.  You'd think it would be a little on the heavy side - however to my surprise, it is very lightweight and easy to use.  But I digress...back to the challenge.

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ScallopEasel 

Ain't it cool?  It's a Scallop Easel card
Stop by tomorrow for a how-to video!

 

1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Summer Mini catalog)

StampsFlower Fest (#122278w or #122280c) & Happy Greetings (#123311 or #123313)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Basic Black
Paper:   Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery, Basic Black & Whisper White cardstock
Accessories:  1-1/4" Circle Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Big Shot, Scallop Circle Die (#113468 ), 3-1/2" Circle Die (#121811), 3" Circle Die (#121811),  1-1/4" Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones (#113144), Stampin' Dimensionals  

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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Ribbon Share Availability

  • 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon Share = 1 spot
  • 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Share = 3 spots
  • 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Share = 2 spots
  • 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Share = 2 spots
  • 5/8" Satin Ribbon Share = 1 spots

See here for Reservation details and instructions

 


DOstamping Ribbon Share Updates

IMPORTANT: Ribbon Share updates

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As some of you know...each year Stampin' Up! will publish a retired list for stamp sets and accessories. Those lists are coming soon...in fact, look for them on June 1st!

Why am I telling you this now...because the retired list could possibly affect my Ribbon Share Offerings during the month of June.  I do not know what is being retired, but past experience leads me to guess that some ribbon colors will retire.  Again - I do not know any specifics about retiring items.

So with that in mind. I will be doing my last ribbon shares this month or possibly the first week in June. So if you've been procrastinating, you'll want to get your ribbon reservation in NOW!

Here is the status of my ribbon shares:

1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon Share = 3 spots available

3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Share = 4 spots available

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Share = 4 spots available

1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Share = 2 spots available

5/8" Satin Ribbon Share = 2 spots available

1/2" Seam Binding Share = 1 spot available

See here for Reservation details and instructions.

NOTE:  If shares fill and there is enough interest in a 2nd share - I will continue to offer shares as long as the product is still available.

Thank you for your support!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Thank You & Blast from the Past: Graduation Card Ideas

Thank you, Thank you!  I'm feelin' the love! 

Boy are you guys lovin' my new DOstamping with Dawn blog design.  But even more so...you're LOVIN' my new FREE DOstamping Resource Library!  You certainly made my day with your wonderfully generous comments.  Many of you took the time to leave a comment or email directly and even some of you called me up personally to thank me!  Oh my - I'm just overwhelmed with your response.  Again...thank you!

OK - on to the cards.   Lately I've received several inquiries for Graduation Card ideas.  So I thought I would share some of the top searched cards from my blog that feature graduation theme ideas (and a link to the original posting). 

Note:  Most of these stamp set are retired.  However, a couple of them are available as digital downloads, whether using My Digital Studio or other program.  Isn't that cool? 

 

Great Grads Card

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Stamp set retired, but now available digitally Great Grads Brush Stamp Set Digital Download #126046

See original post here 

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GO Graduate Hat Card & Video

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Stamp set is retired but now available digitally, GO Graduate Plus Brush Stamp Set Digital Download #121069

See original post with video here

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GO Graduate Owl Punch Art Card

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Stamp set is retired but now available digitally, GO Graduate Plus Brush Stamp Set Digital Download #121069

See original post with punch list here

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Studious Owl & Triangle Pocket Card w/Video

 

 Owl-Congrats

See original post with video here

 

Hmm...apparantly I like red and black graduation cards.  I guess no matter your school colors - red and black seems to be a congratulatory color combo (in my humble opinion).

If you want more graduation card ideas - be sure to check out my "keyword" search function on the right side of my blog.  Just type in "graduation" and several more ideas should come up.

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Introducing my DOstamping Resource Library & Quick Links

Woohoo!  Today's the big reveal of my DOstamping With Dawn blog makeover!DO-350It all started with the image above, which I love!!! (Yes, I designed it myself with the help of Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio Software.)  However, the rest of the design went through several revisions that I just wasn't happy with.  I needed help!  So my husband called in a favor from a friend of his who does graphics.  He put together several ideas, one of which used a tree image that reminded me of Stampin' Up!'s Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  It was the perfect inspiration starting point.  I went back to work using My Digital Studio again.  Several revisions later and viola...it's finally done.  AND I'm delighted with the results!

I've been blogging for over 3 years and I have found that I have quite a collection of videos, tutorials, templates, stamping tips, instructions and more!  By the emails I receive daily, I've found that you like to come back to my little blog and find things. So, I took on the task of "spring cleaning" and reorganized my content JUST FOR YOU!

So now the easiest way to navigate my blog are the Navigation Buttons at the top of my blog and the "Looking for Something" links in my right sidebar (including a keyword search function).

But my favorite announcement today is my DOstamping Resource Library!

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Feel free to get a cup of coffee and browse through my fun Stamping Library, filled with over 200 hundred techniques, tutorials, tips and more for using rubberstamping, Big Shot and scrapbooking products! (And growing every day!)

In my Library Sections you will find quick links to:
1. Written Tutorials
2. Video Tutorials (home of "How'd She DO That" videos)
3. Dawn's Stamping Tips and Quick Tips
4. Techniques & Patterns
5. Ideas for Packaging, Punch Art, Mini Scrapbook Albums and more!
6. Rubberstamping Techniques
7. Ways to use Stampin' Up! product
8. And More!

If you're looking for creative ideas, you'll want to visit my FREE DOstamping Library again and again.  New items will be added weekly!

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FYI - if you're reading this via your email or reader service, you will want to click here to experience my complete makeover.

SO...what do you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Enjoy~Dawn O

  


DOstamping Get's a Makeover!

Woohoo - I'm SO excited!  Tomorrow's the day I'm gonna reveal my DOstamping With Dawn Blog Makeover.  Finally, it's been long time coming.

Not only is the new look and feel of my blog going to be clean, fresh and simple, but I did some major reorganizing too!  PLUS - an awesome new FREE feature that will have you coming back time and time again!

Today I'm working on the "bugs" and making sure all new links are working!  In the meantime, DO you want a sneak peak?  Of course you DO!

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What do you think? 

Stop back tomorrow for the big reveal. 

I'm SO excited!!


More DOstamperSTARS Summer Mini Swaps

Here's the rest of the Stampin' Up! 2011 Summer Mini  swaps from my DOstamperSTARS get-together last month.  If you missed the first batch, check them out here.

Beyond-the-Garden-Michelle 
Michelle Waleztko
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch #122465

 

Fabulous-Florets-Jan 

Jan Carlson
Stamp set:  Fabulous Florets #123025w or #123027c

 

Fabulous-Florets-Shelley 
Shelly Long
Stamp set: Fabulous Florets #123025w or #123027c

 

 Flower-Fest-Barb2 
Barb Barth
Stamp set: Flower Fest #122278w or #122280c

 

Flower-Fest-Paula 

Paula Beecher
Stamp set: Flower Fest #122278w or #122280c

 

Flower-Fest-Tree 
Tree Westerman
Stamp set: Flower Fest #122278w or #122280c

 

 
Happy-Greetings-Dawn 
My Swap Card
Stamp set:  Happy Greetings #123311w or #123313c


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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Wanna be a DOstamperSTAR too? Check out the Stampin' Up! Digital Starter Kit 30% off Special for May 2011 and join my team now!


#SSC048: Pretty Postage Challenge Thursday Sketch Pad

The first thing I thought of when I saw this week's DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge Sketch was the NEW Stampin' Up! Postage Stamp Punch (#122344).  So, I went with it!  I paired it with the with new Summer Mini, four-piece stamp set called Pretty Postage.  SSC048 

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What do you think?  I actually like the way it turned out.  The one thing about a sketch, it provides a great place to start.  On this card - I was having trouble incorporating the horizontal strip near the bottom of the sketch.  Instead of paper - I got out my favorite 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and voila...it seemed to bring it all together!

 

1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(bold items = 2011 Summer Mini catalog)

Stampinup-Pretty-Postage StampsPretty Postage (#123095w or #123097c)
Ink:  Pacific Point
Paper:   Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi  & Whisper White cardstock with Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper (#122342)
Accessories:  Postage Stamp Punch (#122344), Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Folder, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon (#114319), Pearl Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals  

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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Did You Know?
...the 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon is one of the BEST BARGAINS in the Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. Yep - for 15 yards (45 feet), it's only $5.95! Which equates to $.40/yard or $.13/foot. Heck of a deal for such beautiful ribbon.

If you're searching for bargains, not only should you add the 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon to your wish list, but be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! Online Store Clearance Rack for even more bargains!

 


DOstamperSTARS Summer Mini Swap

I can't believe it's been 10 days already since my last DOstamperSTARS get-together!  We had a blast creating cards for the troops, wonderful demonstrations of Stampin' Up!'s new embossing powders and punches, creating Summer Mini Catalog Sampler Sets and awesome swaps using Stampin' Up! 2011 Summer Mini Catalog product!!

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Best-Dad-Ever-Jana 

Jana Schindele
Stamp Set:  Best Dad Ever #120399w or #120681c
Also features NEW embossing powders: 
Wild Wasabi #123223 and Tangerine Tango #123106

 

Hope-&-Strength-Gayle

Gayle Klingelhoets
Stamp set:  Strength & Hope #118100w or #123660c

 

Hope-&-Strength-Jolene 
Jolene Jacobs
Stamp set: Strength & Hope #118100w or #123660c

 

Open-Sea-Bobbi 

Bobbi Peterson
Stamp set:  The Open Sea #123030w or #123032c

 

Sail-Away-Mary-Beth-Kisslin 

Mary Beth Kissling
Stamp set:  Sail Away #123013


Summer-Splash-Jenny 

Jenny Maetzold
Stamp set:  Summer Splash #123035w or 123037c

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

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Wanna be a DOstamperSTARS too?  Check out the Stampin' Up! Digital Starter Kit 30% off Special for May 2011 and join my team now!