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January 2013

Digital Content Discs for $1, Free Desktop Wallpaper, 12x12 Album Making Early Exit

Lots of news from Stampin' Up!...

Digital Content Discs for One Dollar


From now until February 12 (or while supplies last) you can get your hands on any of these content discs for just $1. That's not a typo--they're just one buck. So indulge--it won't break the bank. 

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FAQ: What other programs can I use them with?

Any program that allows graphics files (.png), can use the digital downloads and DVD/CD content discs.  Works with Stampin' Up!'s  My Digital Studio.  Plus, works with most emails, Word, Open Office, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Windows, Microsoft Publisher and Paint,  and many more!

Training and Support for My Digital Studio can be found here:


Free Desktop Wallpaper

Stampin' Up! Desktop-Wallpaper

While you're there, pick up your FREE Desktop Wallpaper Downloads - click the photos below to get yours today!

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12" x 12" Early Espresso Album Available While Supplies Last


The 12" x 12" Early Espresso Album (127685) must make an early exit. Our supplier will not be able to continue to produce this product without a significant cost increase to us, and consequently, to you. We have ultimately decided to discontinue this album.  Our supply is running low, order yours now.


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Stippled Blossoms Happy Birthday

Yay...I've finally put ink to the beautiful Stippled Blossoms stamp set and I'm thrilled with the results.  I've had this stamp set for awhile now, and now that I used it, I'm not sure what I was waiting for.  It's gorgeous AND so easy to use!  I can safely predict, I'll be using this stamp set a lot.

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As you can see, I paired it with the single stamp Beautiful Birthday (125562), from the Stampin' Up! 2012/2013 Annual Catalog (pg 44). 

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stamping Supplies




It's Sale-a-Bration Time


Paper Pumpkin

Stampin' Up! Sealed with Love: Not Just for Valentine's Day

Did you know...the Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit is still available for purchase?  This lovely little kit was available in the recent Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  However, it's been carried over.  But...only until Feb 14th. 

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Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit (126923) only $7.95!

(Available through February 14, 2013--yippee!) includes:

  • 10 notecards: 5 ea. of 2 designs; 3-3/8" x 4-9/16".
  • 10 double-sided envelopes: 4-3/4" x 3-7/16"
  • 20 printed paper buttons.
  • 10 pieces Whisper White/Real Red Baker's Twine: ea. 10" (color exclusive to this kit).
  • 24 Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Note: US Postal Service cannot process or deliver. (I put mine in a clear envelope)
  • Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Real Red, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

Plus - it's not just for Valentine's Day.  It makes for a perfect quick note to send to anyone at anytime.  I ordered several packages for myself.  In fact - they are my Thank You notes I'm putting in the mail today.  Take a look...

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I did change things up a little bit.  Instead of using the paper buttons to do a figure-8 wrap I did the following:

  • First adhered the"button" to a 3/4" Circle of Calypso Coral. 
  • Then adhered that to a 7/8" Scallop Circle of Real Red with a Stampin' Dimensional
  • Added the twine for a finished touch. 
  • The whole peice was added to the envelope with one glue dot near the bottom and the flap just slides underneath. 
  • You could actually re-use the envelope over and over.

Stock up now, before they are gone!

Enjoy! Dawn O


 Lots of fun stuff going on.  Here's the scoop...


It's Sale-a-Bration Time


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  • Get my FREE DOstamping 6-Week Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletter. 
  • Stampin' Up! Specials and New Arrivals all in one place.  Shop: NEW ARRIVALS

Stampin' With Maxwell: Hearts a Flutter Butterfly

This weekend I got to stamp with my 5 year old grandson Maxwell (as he now calls himself).  I suggested we make a Valentine's Day Card and he agreed.  I got out some punches and Stampin' Up!'s Hearts a Flurry Bundle (from the 2013 Spring Catalog) for us to play with and we got stamping!  What fun!




Here's the finished card.  Well, at least I thought it was finished.  He SO wanted to use the 5/8" Flower Trim I had laying on the table for another project.  He just couldn't resist it.

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So now here's the finished card with a "rose", as Max called it.  He added the stem and leaves with a crayon.  There's nothing better than stamping with your grandchildren!

Here's the conversation that followed:
Umma (that's me): So Max, are you going to give the card to your mommy?
Max:  No Umma, I want to keep it.
Umma:  I thought you were making it for mommy?
Max:  I want it to be my Valentines card from you.  You can give it to me today.
Umma:  Hmm, but you made it.  You should give it away to someone.
Max:  But it's so pretty, I want to keep it.
Umma:  I know how you feel, honey.  It is sometimes hard to give our cards away.

Yes - he went home with his card & a smile!

Enjoy~Dawn O (aka Umma)


Maxwell's Stamping Supplies


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DOstamping 6 Wks of Sale-a-Bration Newsletter: Are you on the List?

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Looking for Sale-a-Bration Inspiration?  Well, look no further.  Starting Sunday, Jan 27th I'll be sending my brand new and FREE 6 Weeks of Sale-a-Bration Inspiration Newsletter straight to your inbox!

Are you on the list?  Yes, no?  Find out below:

  • If you enjoyed my 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletters this past fall/winter, then you're on the list.  Just sit back and wait for them to arrive each week in your inbox!
  • If you're new to me, then you'll want to sign up HERE!  Fill out the "contact me" form.  Be sure to select your "interest" by scrolling down to "Request My Newsletter"

Sit back and watch for your Sale-a-Bration Inspiration to come to you!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Starts Today!

Woohoo!  The wait is over, Sale-a-Bration time is here!  Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale event, is an annual party with loads of free products! This year's party is better than ever, as we're celebrating our 25th anniversary!


Here are the Sale-a-Bration details:

Have your friends over for a party and earn fantastic Sale-A-Bration freebies with a qualifying order! Contact me today to schedule your Sale-A-Bration party.
  • $150 party = $25 Hostess Dollars, PLUS FREE pack of silver glimmer paper
  • $400 party = $65 Hostess Dollars, PLUS FREE pack of silver glimmer paper, PLUS FREE SAB Product Bundle (Madison stamp set, Sycamore DSP and Sycamore Ribbon/Buttons), PLUS 50% off any Full Priced Item

For every $50 you spend, you’ll get to choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product! Visit my Online Store to start shopping. 

  • No limit! 
  • Spend $100 - choose two
  • Spend $150 choose three
  • AND...when your shopping adventure hits $150 and $400, you too will qualify for the extra FREE Product as described above - woohoo!

Party all the time when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Plus, when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit!  That's means you can choose $156.50 worth of product and pay only $99.00.  Take advantage of this limited-time offer and Join now!

Here's additional information for you:

Sale-A-Bration is one of the most exciting times of the year at Stampin’ Up! Don’t wait—take advantage of these fantastic offers today.

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Valentine Bundles: Last Day Mon, Jan 21st, Sale-A-Bration starts Tues, Jan 22nd

 Just a quick reminder...Don't forget - Today (Jan 21st) is the last day for Valentine Bundles.


Stampin’ Up!’s two super special valentine offers

Valentine Treat Bundle
132771 $5.95
Brand new Happy Valentine Heart Single Stamp (clear)
Package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags (50).

My Little Valentine stamp set 
132242 $9.95
AND FREE Sealed with Love Simply Sent Kit FREE
Available in English, French, or Spanish.


Stampin' Up!'s annual awesome Sale-a-Bration promotion starts tomorrow, Tues, Jan 22nd.

All details will be posted first thing tomorrow morning.  Check back than for how to Host, Shop and Join.   But mainly to save and get great FREE product!!


Product Share Update

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Still spots available for Spring Product/Paper/Ribbon Shares!

In addition, there has been interest in the following the 2012/2013 Annual Catalog Shares:


2012-2013 Annual Catalog "I Want it All" Bundle: $49.99
(+$5.60 priority shipping if not a local pickup) Waiting list - 2 spots available


3x6 2012-2013 DSP SWATCH BOOKS: $20.99
(+$5.60 priority shipping if not a local pick up)
Waiting list, 4 spots available

I've started a waiting list for both of them.  If you want to get in on these shares and/or any of my other shares, contact me with your name, mailing address and list of shares.

Check out my Stampin' Up! Product (Paper and Ribbon) Share Page for all of my current offerings!


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