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September 2011

Guest Artist: Jessica Howe Stampin' Up! Framed Wall Art

Oh my gosh - you guys are going to love today's feature project.  It's a framed wall art piece made by DOstamperSTARS Jessica Howe.  She shared it at our last month's get-together and she just blew everyone away with what she created! 


Here's Jessica proudly displaying her project.  It's it gorgeous!!

For close up pictures, tips and a supply list, be sure to visit Jessica's Inkin' Your Way blog.  Thanks for sharing your talent with us Jessica!


Speaking of DOstamperSTARS Get-Togethers...

Our next one is a special event on October 1st.  One of our tri-annual Camp-a-Rama's...Wrap Up Your Holidays!  If you're a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, or interested in the Stampin' Up! opportunity, you are invited to attend this fun event!

We have demonstrators coming from MN, WI and IA!  Only a few day's left to register and we're over 75% filled.  Sign up today!

Oh and stop back tomorrow for the announcement on our final guest speaker.  You're gonna love her!

RSVP now to hold your spot.  Registration ends September 15th!!

Updates from Stampin' Up!


Embossing Buddy Unavailable for Extended Period

September 8, 2011

Our supplier for the Embossing Buddy (item 103083) has notified us that they will no longer be able to supply this item. As a result, starting September 8, this item will not be available for order until we can find a new supplier. We expect to ship all current backorders within two weeks.

It is always difficult when unexpected outages occur and we understand this impacts you. Please know that we are working quickly to resolve this for you. We will let you know as soon as the Embossing Buddy is available for purchase again.


Summer Mini Catalog Write-in Sets

September 2, 2011

Two sets from the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog will be available as catalog write-ins until July of 2012.

  • The Open Sea W (item # 123030)
  • The Open Sea C (item # 123032)





Stampin' Up!'s Blossom Box Video: I did it!!

It was love at first site when I saw the new Stampin' Up! Blossom Box L Die for the Big Shot.  I purchased it right away and began playing with it.  I have to first box went horribly wrong.  But I didn't give up.  My second one turned out perfect and I thought I would share some tips that might help you with your Blossom Boxes


As these tips are hard to describe in writing, I put together a video...take a look. VIDEO:  Blossom Box Folding Tips by Dawn O




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

Stamps:  none
Ink:  none
Paper:   Flirtatious Designer Specialty Paper (#122360)
Accessories:  Bone Folder (#102300), Big Shot (#113439), Blossom Box L Die (#123127), Standard Crease Pad (#113476), Sticky Strip (#104294)   

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminders:


Spice Cake & Gently Falling Make & Takes

We had a fabulous DOstamperSTARS meeting last month with tons of sharing, recognition, swapping and of course, fun make & takes!

When I designed the make & takes for this meeting, I took inspiration from Shelli Gardner's (CEO & Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!) presentation at the 2011 Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  I totally fell in love with the new Spice Cake Collection & Gently Falling stamp set and LOVED her projects that featured them.  They are not an exact "case" of them, but very similiar.






1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold items = from 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog)

Stamps: Gently Falling (#123802w or #123804c)
Ink: More Mustard, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Paper: Notecards and envelopes, Naturals Ivory, Whisper White, Medium Envelopes
Accessories: Autumn Spice Designer Fabric (#124066), Autumn Spice Designer Buttons (#124113), Natural Hemp Twine, Vintage Trinkets, Big shot, Snowburst Textured Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker, Spritzer Color Tool, Mat Pat, Paper Piercing Tool, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Snail



Look what else we made? A Kimono card! Actually, it looks like a robe. Boy are these easy and so addicting.  I just want to make one in all the Designer Series Papers!  This one uses the new Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (#124003) and Stitched Poly Pear Pizzazz Ribbon (#119265)

By the comments on my DOstamping YouTube Channel, it sounds like many of you are enjoying the Kimono card too!!  Thanks for your feedback.  I always enjoying hearing from my readers/viewers.

Enjoy~Dawn O


Don't forget...

If you're a local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or looking at the Stampin' Up! opportunity, you can join us at our next DOstamperSTARS Get Together on October 1st.  It's filling up fast, so sign up now! 

DOstamping Updates: Product Shares & 10/01 Demonstrator Event Guests Presenters

I've been having off and on trouble with our internet and/or modem since Sunday.  It has greatly hindered my ability to communicate online...quite frustrating.  The internet company is coming out on Friday.  I'm hoping I can get consistent service back soon.  In the meantime - I'm trying to work a little bit each time I see that it is up.  Which means - email communications have been my first priority, then blog posts (which I haven't been able to complete in one sitting).  These posts today have taken me forever to complete.  But I wanted to update you.

Product Shares Update

Hol-ALL Hol-DSP-Ribbon Hol-Swatch 

Stampin' Up! Holiday Share Rounds 1 & 2 are going in the mail today.  I'm planning to mail Round 3 on Monday/Tuesday.  There is still space to participate in these shares in addition to my regular product shares.  ALL share information can be found HERE.


Oct 1st Demonstrator Event Presenters!

Woohoo, I'm so excited to announce...two fabulous Stampin' Up! demonstrators have agreed to do a presentation at the upcoming "Wrap Up Your Holidays" Camp-a-Rama Demonstrator Event...Mary Haugen and Patti Chesky. 

If you've been to a Stampin' Up! convention lately, you may know of Mary Haugen's work.  As she's been a display board maker, as well as an Art Contest Winner (Jan 2011)!

I've been a fan of Patti Chesky's blog for awhile now.  She recently moved to MN and I got to meet her about a year ago. 

We're lucky to have them both attend our event and share their talent!!

I may even have one more surprise up my sleeve.  More details coming soon!  In the meantime, you better get registered FAST!  As there are only 13 spots left!!!

Details and RSVP link can be found in my Events Calendar.

Thank you~Dawn O 

Holiday Mini Swaps and Share Update

Whoa - you guys are lovin' my new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Shares!  Most of you "Want it All" - and who can blame you.  I'm already on round 3 and it's filling fast!  This Holiday Mini is filled to the brim overflowing with awesome holiday products. 

Need some holiday inspiration?  These are some of the swap from my DOstamperSTARS Get-Together last week.  Take a look...


By Ann Truenow
Stamp Set:  Gently Falling (#123802w or #123804c)

 By Debbie Workman
Stamp Set:  Forest Festivities (#123797w or #123799c)


By Jan Carlson
Stamp Set:  Christmas Lodge (#123767w or #123769c)

By Laurie Zoellmer
Stamp Set:  Gently Falling (#123802w or #123804c) and
Warmest of Wishes (hostess #122670w or #122672c)



By Lynn Shipley
Stamp Set: Gently Falling (#123802w or #123804c) and
Hand-Penned Holidays (#124310w or #124312c) 


By Robin Anderson
Stamp set:  Stitched Stockings (#123782w or #123784c) and 
 Christmas Lodge (#123767w or #123769c)

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Speaking of DOstamperSTARS meetings...

My next tri-annual Camp-a-Rama Demonstrator Event is October 1st.  It's called "Wrap Up Your Holidays".  I'm opening this event up to local demonstrators in MN (or even WI or IA).  See the next post to find out more information and to register!


Wrap Up Your Holidays Demonstrator Event

I'm so excited to announce my next DOstamperSTARS Demonstrator Event.  Again I'm opening it up to local Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  If you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator from MN (or even WI or IA), you can register for this awesome event and stamp with some of the nicest gals around!



Download Flyer

What better way to say Happy Holidays than to wrap your gifts in style...Stampin' Up! Style! From stocking stuffers to pretty packages, candy wraps to bows & tags, we've got you covered.

Plus try your hand at the latest Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini products such as...Stocking Punch and Stocking Die, Simply Scored Tool, new packaging products, holiday fabric, buttons, bells, Stitched Felt, Shaker Frames AND the brand new Cookie Press!

PLUS:  I'm working on some Guest Presenters!!  I'll let you know who they are soon!

• 8-10 Holiday Mini projects
• Games & Prizes (everyone is a winner!)
• Creative & Business Demonstrations
• Breakfast Muffins, Juice and Coffee
• Home cooked lunch (by Shelley!) & Beverage

Fee: $46 ($36 for DOstamperSTARS members)
Registration: RSVP & payment due by September 16th
There is only room for 36, so register early to reserve your spot!

Got questions? - feel free to contact me at

OPTIONAL: FULL CARD SWAP - (final number to be determined)
• Theme: Holiday Mini Catalog
• Full cards using only Stampin' Up! product. At least 2 layers & one embellishment

Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Craft & Paper Scissors (for ribbon), Snail, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Mat pack w/Paper Piercer, Camera, Beverages, etc. (final supply list will be provided)


**Unable to attend due to distance or date conflict?** No problem...take it TO GO!**

TO GO fee is the same price $46: Includes postage to send the project kits to you. (in accordance with Stampin' Up! policy, stamped images are not included). TO GO kits will be mailed Oct 10th

Your swaps need to be received by me no later than September 29th. Be sure to include an additional $5.00 & mailing label for sending them back to you.


This event is filling fast!   Be sure to RSVP soon!

Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog

It's here, it's here!  I know many of you have been patiently waiting for the release of the Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog.   Your wait is over!

If you haven't done so already, you'll want to get organized by filling out your wish list.
Online ordering is ready and open for shopping!

Download: Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog PDF
Download: Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog Stampin' Supplies
Download: Spanish Sets

View my 2011 Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog Project Inspiration Page




Don't forget...earn FREE STAMPS when you Shop With Dawn!


More info about my DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program HERE!


Yes - I'm offering Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog Shares.  You're gonna love them! 

Check them out on my updated PRODUCT SHARE page!