STARS Feature Friday: 11 Springtacular Cards!

Today I'm featuring some fabulous projects created by my, DOstamperSTARS Team!  If they have a blog, I've included the link to their project (just click on their name below their project).

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Miriam Castanho Bollinger)

on Miriam Castanho Bollinger's blog here

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Connie Plaumann)

 on Connie Plaumann's blog here

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Judy Strickling)

 on Judy Strickling's blog here

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Mackenzie Fuchs)

Mackenzie Fuchs

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Dawn Thomas)

 Dawn Thomas

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Robyn Rassett)

on Robyn Rasset's blog here

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Bobbie Trost)

 Bobbie Trost

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Bernadette Baio)

 Bernadette Baio

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Elizabeth McConnell)

 Elizabeth McConnell

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Diana Lanfer)

 Diana Lanfer

Stampin' Up! DOstamper STARS Friday Feature cards shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping (Linda Bareis)

 Linda Bareis

Great job STARS!  I love it when they share their passion for stamping...I hope you enjoyed it too!

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My Digital Studio Calendar: Our Sweet Peas Max and Sam

Look what we got in the mail?  This is our grandsons Max and Sam.  Aren't they CUTE?!


This is actually our monthly photo and letter (yes, letter too!) from the boys.  It's for our 2011 Calendar, which was created with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio Software and Sweet Pea Digital Download Kit!

In fact, my daughter Angie and I are actually getting ready to work on our 2012 My Digital Studio Calendar soon.  This is a special project we do each year.  She gives to the Grandparents and Great Grandparents for Christmas. 

This isn't any ordinary calendar, as we leave the photo area blank.  Yes, that's right.  It's blank because she sends everyone a photo of the boys each month (like the above photo).  It's the gift that keeps on giving.  Isn't that a great gift?

Here's some of the pages from 2011 - Sep, Oct & Nov. 




See more of my 2011 My Digital Studio Calendar Samples

Purchase My Digital Studio Software and make your own 2011 Photo Calendars!

The calendar pages above uses many elements from the Sweet Pea Digital Download Kit

My Sweet Pea Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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DOstamping Celebrates Day #4: Meet Our Sweet P's!

Now that we're close friends, I'd like to introduce you to Our Sweet P's, Max and Sam! 


Why are they called Sweet P's?  Because that's the title of our 2011 Calendar created with Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio.  FYI - their last name is Przezdziecki.  (Just try pronouncing that last name - I dare ya :).  It's much easier to say "Sweet P's.  Max is on the left and Sam is on the right - love those smiles.  I crack up every time I see this picture.

Some background:  Each year my daughter, Angie and I create 8 calendars for Christmas gifts.  We started doing them after Max was born.  He is now 4, so we'll be creating our 5th one this Nov/Dec.  The first two years they were all handmade.  Let me tell you - that's a lot of cardstock, adhesive and TIME!  We loved doing them!  But as life got busier, we were SO thankful that we could create them digitally.  As that tooks hours off the creation time.  We still get 8 copies printed through Stampin' Up! printing services.  Here's a couple months from this year's calendar:



What's so special about the way we do our calendar, is we leave a blank space for a photo.  Then each month, the boys (well, Angie) sends us a photo of themselves along with a cute little note.  That way the pictures are current, not ones from the previous year.  It's the gift that keeps on giving and everyone loves it! 



I thought sharing these calendar photos today would be a great way of introducing DOstamping Celebrates Day#4 Blog Candy

Whether you're looking for cards, scrapbook pages or books, calendars and more...
My Digital Studio has a lot to offer and you might get one for FREE!  


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Enjoy~Dawn O



Today's prize is another one of my favorites...

My Digital Studio Software!


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  • Stampin' Up! Roof Garden Accents & Elements on Clearance: 6x6 Desktop Calendar

    Here's one of the CLEARANCE ITEMS in my ONLINE STAMPIN' UP! STORE.  It was one of  my favorites...Roof Garden Accents & Elements (available while supplies last).   I used it with a current product, our 6x6 Desktop Calendar (#104144) to make a fabulous scrapbook calendar! 


    If you're reading this in your Reader, Email or Facebook, Click on ROOF GARDEN CALENDAR SLIDE SHOW to view.

    Use these layouts to make your own scrapbook pages/calendar.  Or as inspiration for a beautiful set of cards!

    While shopping for your Stampin' Up! clearance items (available while supplies last), pick up a couple of 6x6 Desktop Calendars (#104144), so you can make this project too!

    Enjoy~Dawn O


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    Tote-ally Tess Easel Card & Calendar

    Stampin' Up!'s Tote-ally Tess from the Occasions Mini Catalog is Thorougly Modern!  Combine her with the latest trend in card making...the Easel Card, and Stampin' Up!'s Thoroughly Modern Designer Paper and you've got a great handmade card!

    Here's Dawn's Tote-ally Tess Easel Card & Calendar...

    Which, by the one of the projects for Dawn's Technqiue Tuesday Stamping Class on February 2nd.  She'd love to have you come!  RSVP Dawn


    In addition to learning how-to make this Easel Card, you'll get to try your hand at Paper Piecing.  Yup - her clothes are paper pieced from Soft Suede cardstock and the Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper


    Supplies:  Tote-ally Tess stamp set (#117076w or #118595c), Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Sahara sand & Whisper White Cardstock, Stazon Jet Black ink, Rose Red & Creamy Caramel Stampin' Write Markers, Thoroughly Modern Designer Series Paper(#115673), Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade

    Dawns Stamping Tips:
    Base of Easel Card measures 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" (Score at 4-1/2" and 6-3/8")
    Front of Easel Card measures 4" x 5-1/4" (I cut my front down to 4" x 4-7/8"

    Dawn Olchefske


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    My Digital Studio 2010 Calendar - I'm Giddy!!

    I have been deliberating on how to share with you my awesome new My Digital Studio (MDS) 2010 Calendar.  Well...Sometimes procastination pays off!

    With the launch of the new Stampin' Connection for Stampin' Up! demonstrators, sharing has become even easier and cooler!  I uploaded my MDS calendar photos to an "album" function and was able to get the code for a slide show (see below).  How cool is that?  Having said that...I'm hoping the slide show actually works in this blog post.  So you'll have to let me know; and how you like it!

    Each year my daughter and I create 8 full calendars as gifts to all the grandparents & great grandparents to her two beautiful boys, Max and Sam.  Let me tell you...that's a lot of work.  Think about it, it's 96 scrapbook pages:  8 calendars, 2 packs of Designer Series Paper, 6 packs of cardstock, 1 pack of brads, 1 pack of Stampin' Dimensionals , 16 or more Snail Adhesive Refills. PLUS 3-full days of creating and assembling.  Phew, that's a lot of work. 

    But not anymore...with My Digital Studio, we reduced our creating time down to ONE day!  At Christmas time (well anytime!) - that's a huge time savings!

    But better than that...My daughter and I are beyond happy with the results and quality of the calendars.  They are beautiful and passed our wildest expectations!

    Below is a slide show presentation of the "2010 the story of...The Prezezdziecki Boys" (Pronounced fun is that?)

    If you are unable to view the slide show from your email subscription...CLICK HERE


    Hope you enjoyed the slide show! 

    You too can share your projects this way (and see TONS more projects shared by me and other Stampin' Up! demonstrators) by joining Stampin' Up!  Now is a great time to join.  And if you like My Digital Studio...there is a special starter kit just for you.  Both the Standard and Digital Starter kits are on sale for 15% off, PLUS - a free stamp set from Stampin' Up! (any stamp set in the current catalogs!). 

    Check out out following for more information:


    I'm participating in a promotion offered by the CEO of Stampin' Up! and I'd love to have you on my team of awesome DOstamperSTARS!

    Enjoy~Dawn O



    Accents & Elements: Roof Garden Calendar

    I love Stampin' Up!s Accents & Elements tins.  They are so quick and easy to use.  Unfortunately - all three tins are retiring.  Roof Garden was my favorite!  (You only have a few days left to get it before it's gone - DOshopping HERE)

    Roof Garden Accents & Elements  111377 
    Price: $10.95 
    With our Roof Garden Accents & Elements, you get 12 sheets of self-adhesive die-cuts for easy cards and projects. In each package you'll get three sheets each of four designs. Pieces layer together to make dimensional tags and accents. Images are designed in Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy, and Baja Breeze.


    Last month I did a class for my DOstamperSTARS demonstrators with Roof Garden, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper (112042), and the 6x6 Desktop Calendar (104144).

    So today, I'll share with you the 12 calendar pages we made:













    If you want to make this calendar, you'll want to get your order in by January 18th.  Check out other retired items below:


    Retired Stamp Set List - Alphabetically

    Retired Stamp Set List - Numerically

    2008 Fall Winter Dormant List


    Stampin' Up! Retired Accessory list HERE

    Stampin' Up! "Inventory Blowout" Sales Flyer HERE

    Download Stampin' Up! "Products not found in the current catalog" Flyer HERE

    DOshopping - Click HERE