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February 2012

Blog Candy, 100th How'd She DO That Video: Notepad & Pen Holder

Woohoo - I'm SO excited today, as I share my 100th How'd She DO That video!  I've actually done many more videos for private viewing by my DOstamperSTARS downline and club members.  But the How'd She DO That? videos are just for YOU!

It's been a wonderful experience learning how to create and share videos.  You've accepted mine into your hearts and minds, which I greatly appreciate.  I've learned a couple things about my videos from your comments and feedback:  

1.  I guess I have a nice, calm voice for video, as I've heard this over and over again.
2.  You like how I explain things in an easy and clear step by step format.    
3.  YOU LOVE VIDEOS!  Which is great, as I'm committed to doing more of them.

Blog-CandyIn celebration of my 100th video, I have BLOG CANDY! 

In fact...when you leave a comment on today's blog post, you'll be entered in a drawing to receive today's project (I'll select a winner on Tuesday, Feb 14th).   You'll receive both the Notepad & Pen Holder AND the matching card (from the Blossom/Modern Label Flower & Video posted here)



 Here's the Notepad & Pen Holder...


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Notepad & Pen holder measurements:

  • 8-1/2 x 10" Basic Black
  • With 8-1/2" side at the top of the Simply Scored Tool - score 4-1/8" x 4-1/2" & 4-7/8"
  • Turn and score 2" (with 10" side at the top of the Simply Scored Tool)

Check out the short video below for a demonstration and how-to assemble tips.

VIDEO:  EASY Notepad & Pen Holder




The stamping on the Notepad & Pen Holder is from the Sale-a-Bration Fresh Vintage Stamp Set.  Which is FREE with a $50.00 order.  This is a great set, versatile and compliments many styles of cardmaking! 



Also wanted to share a quick photo of my DOstamperSTARS, as the above projects were some of the make & takes we did at our last Get-Together.  I love this picture...they look so happy!

These are some of my local gals.  I'm actually gonna see some of my local & long distance gals at an upcoming Stampin' Up! Regional in Milwaukee.  I'm SO looking forward to seeing them! 

If you're looking for a fun social outlet, plus saving money on your hobby, or even run it as a business (both options are viable)...then you'll want to join Stampin' Up! during the Sale-a-Bration promotion (save $50) and receive monthly gifts.  Also - learn more about my awesome STARS here


Peggy Goetzke
Adrienne Hovey


Don't forget to enter the BLOG CANDY drawing by leaving a comment on today post.  If you've never left a comment and am wondering how, see here to learn how.

Thank you and Enjoy~Dawn O




Punch Art Flower Tip: Stampin' Up! Modern Label and Blossom Punches!

NEW FLASH...I don't know if Stampin' Up! designed it this way, but...the Modern Label punch fits inside the NEW Blossom punch!  I was tickled pink to discover it and look at the wonderful Punch Art Flower it makes!

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Discover just how easy it is to make this flower by watching my how-to video below.  Oh - also, if you missed my tips on how-to punch center of this flower, be sure to check out my Blossom Bouquet Get Well Card video.

VIDEO:  Modern Label, Blossom Punch Art Flower


Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Sale-a-Bration!)

Stamps:  Fabulous Phrases (117002w or 120501c), Fresh Vintage (Free w/$50 order thru 3/31/12)
Ink:  Poppy Parade (119782), Basic Black (121045)
Paper:   Poppy Parade (119782), Basic Black (121045), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper white (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Perfect Polka Dots Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), NEW Blossom Punch (122464), Modern Label Punch (119842), 1/2" Circle Punch(119869), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon/Brad Pack (Free w/$50 order thru 3/31/12)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminder 

There's still time to book your Sale-a-Bration party (thru March 31st). Contact me to schedule your party today!

Of course - you can place your own "party of one" order of $150 or more and choose these three Sale-a-Bration products for your three SAB choices. Then also get the adorable Hostess Tote shown above (PLEASE NOTE: the tote is not available to earn with online orders. If you'd like the tote, contact me directly with your $150 order at [email protected])

Enjoy~Dawn O


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10-Min Tuesday Video: Everyday Enchantment Get Well and Punch Tip

Slowing but surely, I've been getting through my Stampin' Up! Leadership presentation cards.  I've been experiencing computer troubles with my camera card reader - so that has really slowed me down.  But I hope to get the rest of them photographed and shared soon.

Today's card and 10-Minute Tuesday Video is a great use for the Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration Hostess Bundle:  Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack!  With a $400 party - this three items are yours for free. 

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I'm enjoying the patchwork feel to this card - this time with a whimsical twist.  Also - if you look closely at the "flowers", they are punched with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.

For tips on aligning the punch with the image and more, check out my video below.  It's a 10-Minute Tuesday Video...yes, I know it's Wednesday.  Enjoy!

VIDEO:  Patchwork Get Well and Blossom Bouquet Punch Tip



Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Sale-a-Bration)

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen (122650w or 122652c), Fresh Vintage (125115w or 125117c)
Ink:  Calypso Coral (122939), Lucky Limeade (122935), Basic Black (101179)
Paper:   Lucky Limeade (122926), Very Vanilla (101650) and Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (126154)
Accessories:  Postage Stamp Punch (122344), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (122464), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (127279), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

View: 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure
(choose a free SAB product with a $50 order!)


NEW Fashionable Hearts Embosslit Puzzle Card Video!

Looking for another way to use your new Fashionable Hearts EmbosslitHere's a Puzzle Card featuring Red Glimmer Paper.  Perfect for Valentine's Day! 

While looking for inspiration on Stampin' Connection (a Stampin' Up! website for demonstrators), I came across a card made by fellow demonstrator Carrie Gaskin.  Her use of the Fashionable Hearts Embosslit was pure genius...which was the inspiration for today's card.  Take a look at my "Fashionable Hearts Puzzle" card...

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I love the look of the "inlaid hearts" to resemble a puzzle, which were cut with Pink Pirouette, Red Glimmer Paper and Very Vanilla.  Like I said, "genius"! 

I also used the brand new Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which comes with 3 embossed designs (hearts, bracket edge and scallop edge).

For tips on creating the Fashionable Hearts Puzzle focal point, watch...

VIDEO:  Fashionable Hearts Puzzle



Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamps:  PS I Love You (125460w or 125462c)
Ink:  Real Red (103133)
Paper:   Crumb Cake (120953), Soft Suede (115318), Pink Pirouette (100459), Real Red (102482), Very Vanilla (100730), Red Glimmer Paper (121790
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Fashionable Hearts Embosslit (125596), Adorning Accents Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (125601), Word Window (119857), Decorative Label Punch (120907), 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon (117286), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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View: 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure (choose a free SAB product with a $50 order!)

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Stampin' Up! Framelit Die: Butterfly Window Card Video

Oh my gosh, if my Big Shot Club Members reaction is any're gonna love today's card.  It's a Framelit Butterfly Window card.  And it was a huge hit with my Big Shot Club Members!  If you're a TO GO Big Shot Club Member - the class packets are going in the mail tomorrow!  So you won't have to wait long to make one of your very own Butterfly Window cards!

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This card was one of the projects I shared during my Stampin' Up! Leadership Sale-A-Bration Presentation.  It features the beautiful Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (a must-have) and the Ribbon/Brad pack.  Both are free Sale-a-Bration choices from now until March 31, 2012 when you place a $50 order. 

I had so much fun designing this card.  Despite that it looks like it might be complicated - it's actually quite easy to make.  In fact - so many people have fallen completely in love with it, they are purchasing everything to make more on their own!

Watch the video below for tips for using the NEW Framelit Dies as well as the assembly of this fun and whimsical  Butterfly Window card!

VIDEO:  Framelit Butterfly Window Card


Dawns Stamping Supplies
(Bold = From 2012 Sale-a-Bration Products, choose one free with $50 order )

Ink:  Coral Calypso (122939)
Paper:   Coral Calypso (122925), Lucky Limeade(122926), Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (Free with a $50 order thru March 31, 2012)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Label Framlit Dies (125598), Framed Tulips Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (121809), Beautiful Wings Embosslit (118138), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Pearl Jewels (119247), Window Sheets (114323), Sponge Daubers (102892), Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack (Free with a $50 order thru March 31, 2012), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Try It, You Might Like it: 30-Day Trial My Digital Studio: FAQ's & Training Videos on

Ooh - you guys are excited about the My Digital Studio Free 30-Day Trial Offer I posted earlier!

Several of you have contacted me with your questions about the FREE 30-DAY TRIAL for Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio.  I have found that many of your questions can be answered here:  FAQ's about My Digital Studio Trial

The most asked question is:

Q: How do I order the My Digital Studio Express Trial?
A: You can order My Digital Studio Express through my Stampin' Up! Online Store.  You can order the free trial by itself, or you can add it to an order with stamping supplies or digital downloads. If the My Digital Studio Express Trial is the only item you order, you will not be asked for any credit card or payment information.  If you are a new online customer, you will need to create an account.

In addition, Stampin' Up! has several training videos that can be found here:  My Digital Studio Training Videos

If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me

Enjoy digital crafting with My Digital Studio!
Dawn O

Free 30-Day Trial: My Digital Studio Software

Exciting announcement!

MDS Express TrialHave you ever thought about getting the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Software?  If you have, now you can give it a try for FREE!

Stampin' Up! is offering a 30-day My Digital Studio Express trial version beginning February 1, that you can take advantage of.

With the FREE trial, you'll get:

It's simple; add the free My Digital Studio Express trial (item 129600) to your online shopping cart, and then download and install it from your Download Manager.

If you don't already have the My Digital Studio software, make sure to take advantage of the free trial offer.  Try it out and see the fun and ease of My Digital Studio.  

Enjoy~Dawn O