New Accessories

Bonnie Thurber: Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds

I've been receiving questions on how to use Stampin' Up!'s new Simply Pressed Products.  Well, you're in luck!  Staff member (and sweet friend), Bonnie Thurber shows how to use this new product in her ever-fabulous way in the video below!!

WATCH VIDEO: Simply Pressed Clay & Buttons and Blossoms Clay Molds


Here's a couple of cards that feature the clay blossoms:


Get Simply Pressed Products in my Stampin' Up! Store:

Enjoy~Dawn O




Stampin' Up! Banner Greetings, DOstamping Hostess Code Program

Here's another shoebox swap from DOstamperSTAR, Jan Carlson.  Isn't this beautiful?  I'm lovin' everything about this card.  It features one of the new 2013/2014 fabulous Hostess Reward choices and more:

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Thanks for sharing Jan!

Enjoy~Dawn O


Additional Stamping Supplies


Speaking of Hostess Rewards...


DOstamping Hostess Code Program

When you Shop with Dawn! and apply my DOstamping Hostess Code (found on each blog post starting today), you'll be entered to win a FREE Stampin' Up! Shopping Spree (valued between $25 to $100+!)


  • for orders of $150 or more...I recommend NOT entering the Hostess Code and keeping the Stampin' Rewards for yourself (as outlined in the above Stampin' Rewards chart)...woohoo! 
  • for orders under $150...don't forget to enter and apply the hostess code before checking out, as the hostess code can not be added to an order once it has been placed.
  • Hostess Code Field is found in the lower left corner of your shopping bag page - enter and apply!

LEARN: How to use a Hostess Code

How Hostess Code drawing works...

  • You'll be entered when you order online using the hostess code
  • Drawings will take place 2 or more times a month
  • Winners will be notified by email
  • Shopping Spree Winners are responsible for any sales tax and half price items (if earned) be paid by credit card or paypal


I've heard from a few of you trying to place your online orders this past week...

If you experience technical problems while placing your order, Stampin' Up! recommends the following tips:

  • try using Mozilla Firefox for your internet browser
  • clear your "cookies"
  • then restart your computer


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!



Check your mailboxes soon, Product Shares making their way to you!

Here's what I've been up to...
I've been a busy beaver this past week.  With over 75 sets of Stampin' Up! DSP Swatchbooks to make, LOTS of paper to cut, TONS of ribbon to's a peek!

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, product shares, DSP SwatchbooksThese are FABULOUS!!

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They are ready to go in the mail.  I gave a heads-up to my small-town Post Office.  So they are ready for me and excited to process over 100 Priority Mailing Envelopes tomorrow morning - woohoo!!

Next round of Product Shares are already filling up fast.  

  • Check out the details and offerings on my Product Share Page
  • Make your reservation today to get a sampling of these exciting new Stampin' Up! products!



DOstamperSTARS Shoebox Swap - Valentines

We had a DOstamperSTARS Shoebox Swap last week.  Our theme was "anything new" from the 2012 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog.  I really enjoy our shoebox meetings.  It's a chance to just stamp and chat with friends.  We shared a pizza, everyone brought a card for everyone else to make and we did our prize drawings from our Sneak Peak Spring Catalog Countdown virtual party...woohoo, fun! 

I get asked a lot, "What's a Shoebox Swap?"  It's called a Shoebox Swap, because you put the supplies/tools to make your card in a "shoebox" and we pass them around the room for everyone to make each other's card.  As my group is from all over the United States, some gals will mail them to everyone can participate.

Here's a few swap cards with a Valentines theme...

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  • Stamp set:  Delightful Dozen (122650w or 122652c)
  • Ink: Stazon Jet Black
  • Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, NEW More Amore Designer Series Paper (129309 laser cut heart)
  • Other: Big Shot (113439), NEW Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159), Small Heart Punch (117193)
  • Swapper: Bobbi Peterson


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  • Stamp set:  NEW Hearts a Flutter Bundle w/Framelits (131098w or 131097c)
  • Ink: Whisper White Craft
  • Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, NEW More Amore Designer Series Paper (129309)
  • Other: Big Shot (113439), NEW Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Delicate Doilies Sizzlet (126999), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, NEW Silver Designer Buttons (129325), White Bakers Twine, Scallop Trim Border (118402)
  • Swapper: Judy Stricklin


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  • Stamp set:  NEW Hearts a Flutter Bundle w/Framelits (131098w or 131097c), Itty Bitty Banners (126255w or 126257))
  • Ink: Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
  • Paper: Real Red, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Other: Big Shot (113439), NEW Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Crumb Cake Seam Binding
  • Swapper: Lynn Shipley

Enjoy and stop back tomorrow for some more DOstamperSTARS swaps!

Dawn O


DOshopping with Dawn Links


Spring Catalog Online (Flash) or Spring Catalog PDF
Spring Catalog Supplies

Don't have a Spring Catalog yet?  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd be happy to send you one.  Just contact me and I'll pop one in the mail to you.

Shop the Spring Catalog Now!



Want a little bit of everything? 

Don't break the bank...get a Spring Edition Product Share
Check out Dawn's Spring Product Shares here


Shop the Clearance Rack Blitz and Save!

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!

DOstamping Loyalty Rewards - on orders totaling $50 or more!


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




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

Make a Wish: Reason to Smile


Get the Reason to Smile stamp set for only $5.00, when you place a $50 order in July.  When your order reaches $50, just enter 131274 for wood or 131275 for clear.  You'll love the ease of this 2-step stamp set, it will make you smile!


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Check out the NEW Vintage Faceted Designer Button.  They come in a pack of 24 (8 of 3 designs).  Stampin' Up! describes them as "Vintage, glass-like accents.  Reminiscent of vintage door pulls".  I describe them as cute!

Check out the NEW Finishing Touches Edgelits.  I die-cut a strip of Wild Wasabi for a little it!

Also - if you want to "cut-out" the daisy image, just get out the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch for a quick punch!


Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps: Sweet Essentials (126455w or 126457c), Reason to Smile (131274w or131275c - $5 w/$50 order)
Ink:  Island Indigo (126986), Baja Breeze (126960), Wild Wasabi (126959)
PaperWhisper White (100730), Island Indigo (122923), Baja Breeze (111352), Wild Wasabi (108641) 
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Finishing Touches Edgelits (127010), 1-3/4" Scallop Punch (119854), Vintage Faceted Designer Button (127555), Island Indigo Bakers Twine (125575), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) 


Did you know...

When you place orders of $50 increments with me, you'll earn DOstamping Loyalty Rewards STARS!  Collect 10 STARS and choose a free stamp set.  Learn about my DOstamping Customer Loyalty Rewards Program



Click HERE for more details


Enjoy~Dawn O

2012-2014 Stampin' Up! In Color Comparison: Summer Starfruit & Questions

Woohoo, you're excited for the new 2012-2014 Stampin' Up! In Colors!  As you saw yesterday, they are a mixture of bright and regal colors this year.  You won't have to wait much longer as they are coming your way soon, June 1st!

I received a few questions yesterday.  So I thought I'd share them here:

Q  How did you get all the new 2012-2014 New Color Ribbons?
A.  I received them as a pillow gift on the recent Stampin' Up! DisneyWorld Incentive Trip.

Q.  Could you share the Summer Starfruit color comparison to Daffodil Delight and So Saffron?
A.  I chuckled when I received this question, as I knew the minute I posted my comparison of this color to the "greens", I would get a request for the "yellow" comparison.  I did run out of time yesterday, but had time today to put it together.  See below

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Summer Starfruit

(compared to Daffodil Delight & So Saffron)
If you want to see the Summer Startfruit "green" comparison, check it out HERE.

I hope you're having a wonderful day.  It's gorgeous here in MN today.

Enjoy~Dawn O


Don't forget...


There are only two weeks left to get retiring products before they’re gone, gone, gone! Which means hundreds of products are only available for two more weeks--and accessories and Definitely Decorative products are only available while supplies last!

Stampin' Up! Retired Stamps Lists (available until May 31st)

Stampin' Up! Retired Accessories List (available until May31st or while supplies last)

SHOP Stampin' Up! Retired Products
For an easier shopping experience,
when in my store, be sure to click Show: All, on the right


#SSC033 Thursday Challenge: Wizard of Oz and Glimmer Paper!

It's Thursday already...I can't believe another week has flown by!  Are you ready for a new Challenge Thursday.  Today's challenge is a "Musical Mania" challenge, #SSC033! 

Our inspiration for this week's challenge is the musical, "The Wizard of Oz."  Specifically Dorothy's Ruby Slippers. Use Stampin' Up!'s new Red Glimmer Paper (or add glitter to red card stock or red stamped images). 
Here's my card that features Stampin' Up! Red Glimmer Paper (from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)...
The technique I used on the "background" piece is called Herringbone Technique.  I wanted to do this technique because it kind of reminds of the pattern of the yellow brick road.  I love the way it turned out - woohoo!  
TV1 Wanna learn how to do the Herribone Technique?  I have a "How'd She DO That? Video on this technique and you can view it by clicking HERE.   

So, have you gotten your Red Glimmer Paper (#121790) yet?  It's SO much fun to play with.  It comes in (2) 12x12 sheets.  It's easy to cut, punch or run through the Big Shot! doesn't brush off or make a mess.  Get yours today!

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(bold items = from 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog)

Stamps:  Somthing to Celebrate (hostess level 2)
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:   Basic Gray, Real Red, Whisper White cardstock, Red Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions Specialty Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Big Shot, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Set, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Full Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 5/8" Real Red Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make this project at my ONLINE STORE

Enjoy~Dawn O



Have fun playing along with our DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenges

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