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Friends: A Stampin' Up! Twist of Fate!

Today I'm sharing a project I designed for my sister Jill.  She called me a couple of months ago to help her put together a photo craft project that she wanted to do at a dinner she was having for her friends.  At the dinner she wanted to take a group picture and add it to the project. 

The first thing that came to my mind was an easel card.  So I designed the basic template to fit a 4x6 photo.  Then we worked together with the stamp sets she had and put a plan together for the look of the card.  She did a nice job decorating the card and her friends LOVED it!  Even the ones who never stamped before.  Here's how the card turned out...

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, vintage vogue, photo easel card 

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, vintage vogue, photo easel card 
My sister is in the front middle

Now on to the twist of fate...

See the gal in the front row, all the way to the right.  Let me introduce her to you...her name is Monica Vollmuth.  Little did she know, the Stampin' Up! party she had 9 years ago introduced me to the world of stamping!  In fact - she couldn't even remember having the party and repeatedly denied it.  After much convincing - she started to recall it. 

The story even gets more twisted...I really don't even know Monica.  She's my sister Jill's neighbor.  I was never invited to that party 9 years ago.  My sister made me go, because the invitation said to "bring a friend".  Ha - who knew what twist of fate that night would bring and how it would impact my life.  Well, I got to thank her that night.  Thank you Monica, and Jill for making me go!  My life has forever changed since that magical night!

What's the morale of my story...well, if your sister (or friend) says you need to go somewhere with her...maybe you should go!  You just never know what will happen!

Happy Stamping~Dawn O


1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(From 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog )

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue (#117690w or 118598c) - greeting is from an unknown retired set
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Paper:   Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Well Worn Designer Series Paper (#122359)
Accessories:  Vintage Tags(#118763), Vintage Trinket (#118764), Rhinestone Jewels (#119246), Stampin' Dimensionals   

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

Thank you~Dawn O