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April 2012

Retiring: Stampin' Up! Messages for Mom (not just for Mom)!

Despite it's name, Messages for Mom...this stamp set is quite versatile and one of my favorites! With greetings for birthday, thank you, Mother's Day, plus a pretty little flower will get a lot our of use of this soon-to-be-retired stamp set.

Here's some Messages for Mom samples, with links to their original posts, for your stamping inspiration ...

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Messages for Mom Fabulous Friend Card


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Messages for MOM


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Messages for Mom
Featuring to-be-retired 2010-2012 In Colors!

Messages for Mom (117016w or 118580c) would make a great addition to any stamp collection.  Be sure you don't miss your opportunity to get it before it's gone, gone, gone!

Enjoy~Dawn O



VIEW the Retired Stamp Set List

SHOP the Retired Stamp Set List


Dawn's Product Share Update

I'll be placing my last order for 2011/2012 Catalog Product Shares on April 25th.  If you want to get in on them, you'll want to contact me with your reservation today, but no later than 4/24/12!

  • 2012 Occasions Mini - I want it all = 2 spots available
  • 2012 Occassions Mini - Paper and Ribbon = 2 spots available
  • Summer Smooches w/Petite Purse Kit Bonus =  2 spots available
  • Ribbon Shares have spots available too.

Check out my Product Share offerings HERE!


Stampin' Up! Retired Lists FAQ's


I've been receiving a few questions regarding Stampin' Up!'s Retired Stamp Set List.  So I thought I would take a couple minutes to answer them.

Retired List FAQ'S

Q.  Are all languages retiring for a stamp set? 
A.  When you see either/or [ESP, FRA], that indicates the retiring stamp set is also available in additional languages, and they too will retire.

Q.  The PDF list is hard to read and I'm unable to download the Excel list.  Is there another list that is easier to read?
A.  I agree, the PDF is a little hard to read.  So I created two additional PDF's out of the Excel list.

Q.  Will Stampin' Up! run out of stamps?
A.  No, Stampin' Up! will not run out of stamps, as they manufacture stamps set themselves.  However, May 31st will be the LAST DAY to order them.

Q.  When will the RETIRED ACCESSORY List be released?
A.  On April 25th, the retired accessory will be posted.  These items are in limited supply and will only be available first come, first serve.  So you'll want to order them asap.  Be sure to visit my blog on April 25th to see the list.

Q.  Do you know of any products that will be retiring?
A.  That's a good question.  So far, we've only been told that the Decor Elements line and the Simply Adorned line will be retired.  However, we do know that it's time for the 2010 In Color product line (ink, markers, cardstock, ribbon, etc), as this product is only available for two years and that time will expire May 31st.

I hope you find these answer's helpful and if you have additional quesitons, just let me know.

Thank you~Dawn

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Retiring: Stampin' Up! For All You Do

Oh my gosh, this year's Stampin' Up! Retired Stamp Set List hit me hard.  But that's OK, I still have plenty of stamp sets to play with.  Plus - that just means there will be more NEW for me to get when the 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is released June 1st!  I can't wait to see it!

In the meantime, I'll be sharing samples made from soon-to-be-gone stamp sets.  Today's card is from the "For All You DO" stamp set.  Also feature's the fun & springy Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper.

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I love this clean and simple card, that will be featured at my Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet classes this and next month. (click on the links to RSVP)

Be sure to add "For All You Do" stamp set and the Berry Blossoms DSP to your wish list (in past years', most if not all DSP's retire as well), and get them before they're gone, gone, gone!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supply List

For All You Do (115360w)
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder (122936), Lucky Limeade (122935)
Paper:  Early Espresso (119686), Whisper White (100730) and Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper (122350)
Accessories:  Designer Printed Brads - In Color 2011/2013 (122940), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Dawn's Quick Links


Stampin' Up! Retired List is Here!


Stampin' Up! Retired Stamps List

Dates: April 15-May 31, 2012

If you're familiar with Stampin' Up!, you might be thinking...the Stampin' Up! Retired List is early this year. And you'd be right! That's because the NEW 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog will also be early this year too...June 1st.

To make room for all the fresh new stamps on their way, it's time to say goodbye to some of old our favorites.  This is your chance to get them before they're gone. (Note:  Be sure to stop back on April 25th for the Retired Accessories List)

When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition to the new annual catalog, there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual. While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every bit as broad as ever, making the NEW 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog as exciting as ever!!

Retired Stamps List Links

  • Download:   the last-chance stamps (PDF)
  • Download:  the last-chance stamps (Excel)
  • Shop:  Last Chance Stamps - wood
  • Shop:  Last Chance Stamps - clear
  • Large Print PDF Lists (same as the excel list, but in a PDF format)

  • Download: Large Print PDF Stampin' Up! Retired List - Catalog Page #
  • Download: Large Print PDF Stampin' Up! Retired List - Alphabetically
  • For Retired List FAQ's, click here.

    Make your list now for your favorites and get them before they are gone for good! 

    Thanks for shopping with me~Dawn O

    Guy Card: Stampin' Up! Natures Silhouette

    I've probably said this before, but...the number #1 request I get for cards is Guy Cards!  Today's Guy Card is a card inspired by fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator and friend Michelle Waletzko.  Thanks Michelle!

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    The stamp set Natures Silhouettes is a perfect choice for a Guy Card.  Pair it with the Label Framelits and it gives the feeling of a Trophy Deer Mount.  Better on a card, then in my family room - eh? ;)

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    Dawn's Stampin' Supplies

    Stamps:  Natures Silhouette  (111542 wood only), On Your Birthday (111664 wood only)
    Ink:  Early Espresso (119670)
    Paper:   Early Espresso (119686), Always Artichoke (105119), River Rock (108640)
    Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Label Framelits (125598), Stripes Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (123128), Large Oval Punch (119855), Early Espresso 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (120931), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


    Summer Smooches Product Share Update


    Includes 22 pieces for only $9.95 (+$3.00 shipping if not a local pick up)

    • (12) 6x6 sheets of Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper
    • (6) Summer Smooches Designer Fabric Brads (2 of 3 designs)
    • (2) yards of Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
    • (3) 9x9 pieces of Summer Smooches Designer Fabric (1 of 3 designs)
    • BONUS: (1) Petite Purse Kit (includes pre-die cut DSP & brad. Paper patterns will vary)

    If you haven't gotten your Summer Smooches Product Share yet, you'll want to reserve your share right away.

    • Round 1-4 = going in the mail today!! 
    • Round 5-7 = estimate mailing on Wednesday
    • Round 8 = taking reservations now (two spots left) 

    To reserve a spot in Dawn's Product Shares, please EMAIL ME directly at [email protected].

    For multiple shares - contact me for a shipping quote (as I'm pretty good at fitting quite a bit into a Priority Mailing Envelope, which saves you money!).

    Please include the following information in your email:
    1. Name
    2. Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
    3. Which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below)
    4. Email for Paypal invoicing
    When your share(s) fill, I will email a Paypal invoice for you to complete the payment process. At which time, I'll place the order with Stampin' Up! Upon arrival from Stampin' Up!, I will sort, cut, wrap/assemble, package and mail. Which generally takes about two weeks.

    Check out all my

    Adorning Accents Edgelits Video: Tips for a Perfect Cut Every Time!

    Have you been struggling to get a perfect alignment for your Adorning Accents Edgelits?  I know I was.  That is, until I saw a simple, but brilliant tip shared at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  Post-it notes!  What a lifesaver for today's Bordering on Romance Edgelit Card.

    11/2013 NOTE: Save your post-in notes and use the new Stampin' Up! Magnetic Platform!!

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    stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, adorning accents edgelits, bordering on romance, petite pairs

    Each month I prepare 50-60 card kit packets for my Stamping Club Members (available for online club members too! - check it out here).  I want them all to have a successful card marking experience.  From my local club members who attend a class in my home, or a neighborhood club I bring the projects to them, my online club members who have access to a private online club page, as well as training my downline, that means a lot of people are experiencing my classes in many different ways.  I try to think through each of their unique needs and address them as best I can to help them have an enjoyable card making experience!  

    So today's video is an accumlation of tips I've discovered throughout the process of teaching and sharing how to use Stampin'  Up! Adorning Accents Edgelits and Matching Texture Impressions Embossing Folders.  Sit back and imagine yourself at my class learning about about this fun new Stampin' Up! product!

    This Adorning Accents Edgelit Video covers:

    • Storing of your Adorning Accents Edgelits & Matching Texture Impressions Embossing Folder
    • Using Stampin' Up!'s Grid Paper for perfect Edgelit alignment
    • Post-it Note Tip
    • And More!

    VIDEO ADDED 11/2013:  See the Magnetic Platform in action! (skip ahead to 1:40 timemark)

    VIDEO:  Tips for Stampin' Up! Edgelits - a Perfect Cut Every Time!


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

    Stamps:  Petite Pairs (122495w or 122497c), Bordering on Romance (125480w or 125482c)
    Ink/Markers:  Stazon Jet Black (101406), Pink Pirouette (120969), Certainly Celery (105106)
    Paper:  Pink Pirouette (111351), Very Vanilla (101650)
    Big Shot (113439): Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595), Adorning Accents Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (125601), Label Framelits (125598), Designer Frames Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (123130)
    Accessories:  XL Oval Punch (119859), Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119960), Basic Pearls (119247), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    Wanna Join a Club?

    • Local Clubs - if you're in the Howard Lake, Waverly, Buffalo, Delano and surrounding areas, you'll love my local club option!
    • Neighborhood Clubs - get 6 of your friends together every other month and I will bring my club to you (within 45 minutes of Waverly, MN)
    • Online Class Club - anyone in the US can join my online club(s)!
    • DOstamperSTARS - if you're in my downline, you have access to my club projects and class kits too!

    Check out my CLUB OPTIONS

    Then, choose a CLUB THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU!


    Make Your Own Envelopes with Stampin' Up!'s NEW Diagonal Score Plate

    Making your own envelopes is easy than ever with Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scored Diagonal Plate!

    Wow your card recipients with not only a fabulous card, but with a fabulous envelope as well.  If you are anything like me, you've got more than your share of Designer Series Paper laying around just waiting to be used. Now you've got something to do with it...envelopes!

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    My envelopes are made from the 2010-2012 In Color Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack Packs. Get out your Simply Scored Tool & Diagonal Plate and follow along on this quick how-to video. 


    VIDEO:  Make Your Own Envelopes


    Enjoy making your own envelopes~Dawn O


    Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

    Shop Now at: Dawn's Online Store

    Shop: Clearance Rack (several new items have been sure to check it out!)

    SHOP: Occasions Mini Catalog (ends 4/30/2012)

    RESERVE:  Summer Smooches Product Share w/Petite Purse Kit Bonus!

    RESERVE: Product Shares!

    LoyaltyRewards-160Earn free Stamps when you Shop Online with Dawn. Check out my popular DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program HERE!



    Diagonal Scoring Plate: Diamond Background & Bright Blossoms

    It's 10-Minute Tuesday!  Where I show you how to make a card from start to finish, in 10 minutes or less. 

    Today's card, is a Summer Smooches swap card I received from my friend Jill Hilliard.  I immediately knew I wanted to do this card at my next stamping club meeting.  It features a fun scored Diamond Background using the NEW Stampin' Up! Diagonal Scoring Plate

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    It also features the sneak peek "Bright Blossoms" stamp set, this month's Stampin' Up! promotion!  I just made a few changes, color and greeting (From the Hostess Stamp Set, Happiest Birthday with a $150 order).  Other than that - it's basically the same wonderful card.  Thanks Jill!

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    VIDEO: Diamond Background w/Diagonal Scoring Plate


    Dawns Stamping Supplies

    Stamps:  Bright Blossoms sneak peek (125495w or 125497c), Happiest Birthday Wishes (free with $150 order thru 5/31/2012)
    Ink:  Pear Pizzizz (119784), Concord Crush (119785)
    Paper:   Concord Crush (119792), Whisper white (100730)
    Accessories: Simply Scored Tool (122334), NEW Diagonal Scoring Plate (125586), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

    Enjoy~Dawn O


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