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August 2012

DOstamperSTARS Holiday Camp-a-Rama FUN!

What more can I say?  FUN was had by all at the DOstamperSTARS Holiday Camp-a-Rama on Saturday.

DOstamperSTARS welcomed neighboring MN, WI and ND demonstrators as well as one gal all the way from NC!   They enjoyed good food, LOTS of make & takes featuring Holiday Mini Catalog products, a special guest speaker...the fabulous Patsy Wagonner (Stampin' Up! Advisory Board Member), TONS of inspiring displays and MORE!

I took LOTS of pictures, which I'll be sharing over the next few days and even more on Facebook!

Let's start with the winners of our Holiday Card Contest.  As normal, you can't have a Stampin' Up! event without swapping.  Each swap was entered in the contest and everyone got to vote on their favorites.  Here are the top 3 favorites:

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Laurie Zoellmer took third place with her beautiful Ornament Keepsakes Card
(though rumor has it, she paid everyone off...he he :)

Card Contest Laurie

 

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2nd place went to this clever peek-a-boo window Scentsational Season card
created by Sue McNeill

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The top favorite went to Lori Klitzke
who created this fun Seasonal Sayings and Mini Scallop Punch Tree Card.

Card-Contest--Lori

Congratulations Ladies!! 
In fact - all the swaps were just wonderful.  Everyone did their best work.

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Of course we had to get some stamping in!  In fact, we had almost 4 hours of stamping fabulous projects designed by a great crew of demonstrators.  I'll be sharing some of those projects on my blog, so be sure to stop by daily this week.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Wanna join my DOstamperSTARS and enjoy meetings like this?

Now's a great time to join and receive FREE, this fun Printers Tray Project Kit!

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Did you know...

Many people join Stampin' Up! to only save money on their stamping hobby...and to stamp with others who share the same paper crafting obsession passion as they do.  Yes, that's right. 

In fact, that was why I joined 9 years ago.  As an accountant, I could add up the numbers.  I was already enjoying Stampin' Up! products (all you had to do was take a look at my checkbook to know that)!  It only made economical sense to join and save at least 20% with every order I placed.  Like I said, I was already buying.  In fact, my first year as a customer, I had purchased way more than Stampin' Up!'s required sales minimum (only $300 per calendar quarter).  Actually, you don't have to be an accountant to figure it out...it's a no-brainer to sign up!

JOIN TODAY and start enjoying a discount and many other perks as well!
I look forward to welcoming you to our DOstamperSTARS! 


Embellished Events: Flower Pot Quick Tip Video

A few people have been asking me about how to create the Flower Pot for the Embellished Events card sample found on page 41 of the  Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog.  I agree - I love that card and just had to make it myself. 

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So today, I have a Quick Tip Video for you on how to create the Flower Pot.  Get out your 1-3/8 Square and Word Window Punches, and let's get punching!!

WATCH VIDEO:  Easy Flower Pot Punch Art Quick Tip

  

EmbellishedEventsDawn's Stamping Supplies

StampsEmbellished Events  (126495w or 126497c)
Ink:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Paper:   Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Whisper
Accessories: 1-3/8" Square Punch, Word Window Punch, Dahlias (127556), Linen Thread, Glue Dots,  Stampin' Dimensionals

 

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Dawn's Reminders:

1.  Get your Holiday and Annual Catalog Product Shares today!  Photos and full descriptions have been updated.  Be sure to check out all my Product Shares & Reservation Instructions HERE.

2.  Prices Slashed on Discountinuted Fabric...only $.99 in Clearance Rack details can be found HERE

3.  FREE Howl-o-ween Printers Tray when you join Stampin' Up! in August for only $99 (fully customizable starter kit!)

4.  MDS - 31 for 31  - Digital Downloads for sale


Embellished Events Wedding 3 Ways, Plus Lattice Bigz Die Trick Video

I've been playing around with the Embellished Events stamp set (found on pg 40 in the Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Annual Catalog).  Let me tell you, this is a fabulous stamp set for both beginner and experienced stampers alike.  You'll enjoy 6 images and 5 greetings for events throughout the year.  Today's card is a wedding card with a Lattice Die Trick!

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Plus - I couldn't decide which kind of card I wanted to make.  So I made two more, a quick and easy one, and a blinged up version!  See all three below.

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While making today's cards, I noticed the pattern on the wedding bells (could be Christmas bells too).  The pattern resembles the Lattice Bigz Die.  I thought it would be nice to repeat the bell pattern on my card.  However, the Lattice Die only cuts two of the circle patterns and I wanted three repeating patterns.  I was able to figure it out and the short video below shows you how.

WATCH VIDEO:  Lattice Die Trick Wow!

   

 

EmbellishedEventsDawn's Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Embellished Events  (126495w or 126497c)
Ink:  Midnight Muse
Paper:    Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper (124005)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Lattice Bigz Die (115958), Label Collection Framelist (125598), Rhinestone Jewels (119246),  Stampin' Dimensionals

 

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Dawn's Reminders:

1.  Get your Holiday and Annual Catalog Product Shares today!  Photos and full descriptions have been updated.  Be sure to check out all my Product Shares & Reservation Instructions HERE.

2.  Prices Slashed on Discountinuted Fabric...only $.99 in Clearance Rack details can be found HERE

3.  FREE Howl-o-ween Printers Tray when you join Stampin' Up! in August for only $99 (fully customizable starter kit!)

4.  MDS - 31 for 31  - Digital Downloads for sale


Stampin' Up! Weekend Reminders

There's a lot going on right now and I thought I would send out a quick reminder to summarize it all up for you: 

1.  Dawn's Holiday Edition Shares 

Woohoo...you guys are lovin' the Holiday Edition Shares.  I just sent out the first batch of shares and they are looking great!  We're already into round 5 and they fill fast.  Plus - be sure to check out my on-going Annual Catalog shares too.  I can fit quite a bit into one priority mailing envelope.

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Photos and full descriptions have been updated.  Be sure to check out all my Product Shares & Reservation Instructions HERE.

2.  Stampin' Up! August Specials 

3.  Dawn's August "Just Card" Buffet Class TO GO

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Oops!  It was brought to my attention that the purchase link for this class was broken on my original announcement.  Despite that - they have been flying on the "shelf" (not sure how, but people find a way :)  There are only 5 4 3 card kits left.  Here's the corrected link to purchase the August "Just Card" Buffet Class TO GO

Enjoy your weekend and happy stamping~Dawn O 

 


Wright County Fair

Where have I been?  I was at the Wright County Fair!  I met so many wonderful people, both local and out of town.  As I run a balanced business of local classes, clubs and parties, plus my online business for out of state people...I had something for everyone!  Well - something for all papercrafters and wanna be crafters!

Here's my Stampin' Up! booth...

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It was fun wearing my DOstamping shirt, as a few out-of-town people recognized me.  Woohoo!

As usual at the fair - I give away door prizes.  This year is was FREE CLASSES!

The following people were the winners of my free classes.  I sent each of you an email notification.  Check out my class schedule here and sign up for your free class today! 

  • Maria Green
  • Nancy Molngen
  • Joni Falde
  • Heidi Kaldenberg (redeemed)
  • Sheila Nystrom
  • Joyce Zitzloff
  • Susan Burnette
  • Lori Grambart
  • Judy Allbee
  • Joan Johnson
  • Tara Vetsch

If your not located west of the Twin Cities, you may still participate in my club classes.  Check out my Long Distance Club Classes TO GO option here

Enjoy~Dawn O

 

 

 


Stampin' Up! Fabric Discounted To Only $.99

Wowee!  The following discontinued Stampin' Up! Designer Fabrics from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog are now available in the Clearance Rack for the low, low price of only 99 cents.

There is no limit to the quantity of these Designer Fabrics - so be sure to get as many as you want!  However, this offer is only good while supplies last.

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Item Description Price
121716 Deck the Halls Designer Fabric $0.99
121715 Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric $0.99
121817 Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric $0.99
121818 Sweet Stitches Designer Fabric $0.99

 

Don't forget to add-on any Holiday Mini Catalog products, Annual Catalog products or 31% off Digital products too!

Happy Sewing~Dawn O


August 2012: Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO class is Now Available!

oops - if you landed here looking for Dawn's September Just Cards Buffet TO GO class, then you'll want to click here instead (sorry for the wrong link)

 

My popular "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO class is ready for August.  Monthly subscribers have received theirs already and there are some packets left just for YOU!

You'll receive a variety of the cards shown below. You'll receive at least 5 or more different cards, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.) However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of card offerings.

Check it out below...

This month's class kit:  August 2012

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  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Only available while supplies last
  • Kits are generally ready around the 5th of each month and sell out fast!
  • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below)
  • Click Buy Now to get your Class Kit

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PLEASE NOTE:  If you reading this in your email or reader program, you will need to CLICK HERE to see and use the "Buy Now" Paypal Button


NOTE:  Within 24-48 hrs of your purchase, your class kit will be mailed and you'll receive an email notice with your card kit PDF.

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Monthly Subscriber Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Then become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers will receive a special advance notice of the class availability 3-days before they are made available to the public.  This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out.  In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to get a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:  [email protected]

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Here are the details for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class:

  1. You'll receive a variety of the cards shown.  You'll receive at least 5 or more different cards, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.)  However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of card offerings.
  2. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card.  Adhesive is not included.
  3. Details instructions are NOT provided.  Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF.  The PDF will include a photo of each card and supply list.  If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
  4. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images).  However, most border punching is NOT provided.
  5. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary.
  6. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits.  This is in accordance with Stampin' Up! copyright policy.  If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you can substitute like-size images.

If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at [email protected].

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 


Toxic Treats by Mary Polcin

Today's card was shared with me by my sweet friend, Mary Polcin.  She was a dear to give it to me at the Stampin' Up! convention.  Especially since I didn't have anything to swap with her.  This is a great Halloween card that features four new Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini products.  Can you find them?

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New Holiday Mini Catalog products include:

  1. Toxic Treats stamp set (127898w or 127901c)
  2. Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP (126906)
  3. 1/2" Striped Satin Ribbon (127837)
  4. Champagne Glimmer Paper (127885)

Thanks for sharing Mary!

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Dawn's Reminders