Guest Stamper Sunday: Cheryl Owzcarek

It's Guest Stamper Sunday again and today I'm featuring a DOstamperSTAR from MN, Cheryl Owzcarek.   Cheryl joined Stampin' Up! last fall, but picked up stamping long before that.  She's been stamping and creating for many years and is now taking her crafting to a new level, as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Today's she sharing with us a project voted one of the top favorites by our DOstamperSTARS - a Tea Bag Holder...

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In addition - she created the wedding invitations for her son's recent wedding.  Take a look: 

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Cheryl has been a great addition to our DOstamperSTARS group.  She's always volunteering to help, is very organized and you can see the love of Stampin' Up! on her face, as it lights up when she talks about Stampin' Up!


Be sure to stop by Cheryl's CLOcards blog,

 Thank you Cheryl, for sharing your talent and enthusiam for Stampin' Up! with us!


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Guest Stamper Sunday: Alele Cruz

It's Guest Stamper Sunday and today I'm featuring a new DOstamperSTARfrom Puerto Rico, Alele Cruz.   In the short time she's been a demonstrator, I've come to know Alele as generous and thoughtful.  She sends me sweet little packages to play along with our DOstamperSTARS Monthly Creative Challenges.  Always includes wonderful little notes filled with kindness and wisdom.  I'm so blessed to have her join my group.

Today's Alele is sharing with us a card voted "one of the favorites" by our DOstamperSTARS,  In Color Thank you Card

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I love the way she used all the 2012/2014 In Colors (126835).  She paired it with the popular Besty's Blossoms stamp set (126004w or 126006c), along with the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp set (126255w or 126257c) with matching Bitty Banners Framelits (129267) and topped it off with the multiple scallop edges made with the Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595). 

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In addition - she sent along this stunner of a card, congratulating me on my acheivements.  I just had to share it with you.  The star image was a 2012 Sale-a-Bration set and is now retired, but the DSP is current, called Patio Party (126916) - the same paper I used on my Founder's Circle swap cards.

Doesn't she do great work?  Alele currently does not have a blog.  But maybe she will sometime in the future.  Though, I'm sure I'll be sharing more of her fabulous artwork again here on my blog.

Thank you Alele, for sharing your talent for cardmaking with us.  It makes me smile!


Join my DOstamperSTARS!

Today, 9/16 is the last day to take advantage of the Stampin' Up! Offer to JOIN THE FUN! and receive a FREE Howl-o-ween Printers Tray Project Kit. 



I look forward to welcoming you to my DOstamperSTARS!

Dawn O


Guest Stamper Sunday: Connie Plaumann Wonderfall Projects

It's Guest Stamper Sunday again and today I'm featuring one of my long distance DOstamperSTARS Connie Plaumann, from WI.  Connie joined Stampin' Up! last fall.  Oh my, she's coming up a her one year anniversary very soon.  She's a big Stampin' Up! fan and has already enjoyed a Stampin' Up! Regional Event and Convention too!  Here we are at convention just a few months ago.


Me, Connie, Frances and Debbie

One of the things Connie did immediately after joining Stampin' Up!, was create a blog, Creative Possibilities.  She's been busy stamping and sharing ever since.  She's also a regular participant in the DOstamperSTARS Monthly Creative Challenges I offer for my group. 

You're in for a treat as Connie shares two Holiday Mini Catalog "Wonderfall" projects.  You're gonna love 'em!!

Wonderfall Broom

Isn't this just stinkin' cute!!  She got inspiration from fellow demonstrator Mary Brown.  Hmm...I may have to make one of these brooms.  What a cute centerpiece!

Wonderfall Card

Here's a matching card too. 

Wonderfall Stamping Supplies
(as shown on pg 33, Holiday Mini Catalog)

Wonderfall stamp set - wood (128084)
Wonderfall stamp set - clear (128087)
Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812)
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127821)


Be sure to stop by Connie's blog, Creative Possibilities

 Thank you Connie, for sharing your talent and enthusiam for Stampin' Up! with us!


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Stampin' Up! FREE Spooktacular Project Kit Offer!


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Join today and start saving on your stamping hobby.

I look forward to welcoming you to my team!!

Dawn O

Guest Stamper Sunday: Laurie Zoellmer Ornament Keepsakes Project & Video

You are in for a treat today, as I'm introducing a new feature on my blog...Guest Stamper Sunday.  Each Sunday I'll showcase one of my DOstamperSTARS and their creations.  I have a talented team and I'd like to share their artwork with you.

First up is my friend and DOstamperSTAR, Laurie Zoellmer... 

Laurie just celebrated her 5 year Stampin' Up! anniversary!  Woohoo, Laurie!  She has a big personality and gives freely of her time and talents.  She's a prolific stamper and shares EVERYTHING!!

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She always volunteers to help and when I asked her if she would be willing to figure out how to make the Holiday Mini Catalog Ornament Keepsakes Bundle projects shown on the cover and page 3, for our DOstamperSTARS Camp-a-Rama Event last month...she said, yes!

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I just have to share this picture too...


How many Ornament Framelits does it take to get almost 50 people through the Ornament Make & Take Station?  LOTS!  Luckily - anyone who had one, brought it with them to the event.  Made for fast work at the Ornament Big Shot Make & Take Station!

Below you will find a video from our DOstamperSTARS Holiday Camp-a-Rama event, that features Laurie demonstrating tips and suggestions for completing the ornament project.  NOTE:  there is a lot of background noise on this video, as there were 3 other demonstrations going on at the same time.

WATCH VIDEO:  Ornament Keepsake Bundle Project


Ornament Stamping Supplies

Ornament Keepsakes Bundle - framelits and matching stamp set (129949w or 129950c)
Greetings of the Season stamp set (128030w or 128033c)
Silicone Craft Sheet (127853)
Snow Flurry Bigz Die (127813)
Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)


She did a great job!!  Thanks Laurie for your wonderful artwork and friendship!

Be sure to check out Laurie's Stampin' Spot Blog.  She's also posted the additional Ornament Keepsakes projects she made.  Stop on by and say, hi!

Join my DOstamperSTARS and you'll get to meet & swap with Laurie!