Video: Mary Polcin's Interlocking Hearts Framelit Card

Back in March, I attended a Stampin' Up! Regional Event in Milwaukee.  My favorite swap I received was from Mary Polcin.  I oohed and aahed over her Interlocking Hearts Framelit card as soon as she handed to me.  She's one talented stamper.  I knew immediately I would be doing it at one of my Big Shot Club Classes

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This summer I finally got around to doing it and it was a big hit with my club members!  Thank you Mary!!  My version (shown above) has one less framelit heart.  You can see her card on the video below.  Be sure to check it out, as you'll be surprised at just how easy it is to do!!

WATCH VIDEO:  Interlocking Hearts Framelit Wedding Card 


Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Atamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370w or 127802c)
Ink:  Stazon Jet Black (101406)
Paper: Whisper White (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Heart Framelits (125599), Vintage Wallpaper TIEF (120175), Perfect Polka Dots TIEF (117335), Word Window Punch (119857), Basic Pearls (119247), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


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 Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Product Shares Update

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I've been receiving several inquiries regarding my Product Shares, asking if I'm still doing them.  The answer is yes!  In fact, I just filled a round of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon and a round of "I Want it All" Holiday Edition. 

Product Shares are a great way to get a variety of product without breaking the bank.  I have spaces available for another round of shares and anticipate ordering again on 9/28.

Check out all my Product Shares (Paper, Ribbon and Holiday) and reservation instructions...and place your reservation today.

Dawn's Product Shares


Stampin' Up! Ice Cream Parlor will be gone soon!

It's not too late to get the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream Parlor products for FREE!  This fun Designer Series paper with matching Quick Accents (#122242) and Ribbon & Button Pack (#123529), makes for some cute cards.  When you place a $50 order - you can choose one of these items or if you place an order of $100 or more - you can choose both!  But act fast...Thursday, March 31st is the last day!

Here's some Ice Cream Parlor Samples for your inspiration...

Too Many Candles

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Stamp Set:  Bring on the Cake

(This card was shared by Glenda Travelstead at the Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Regional Seminar earlier this year.  If you were one of my hostesses this month - you received this special card as one of my Thank You cards!)


Gift Card Holder

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Stamp Set:  Create a Cupcake

Here's the link for how to create a Gift Card Holder:


Birthday Cake

Susan-Campfield  Stamp set:  Build-a-Blossom (flame)


Thinking of You


Stamp set:  So Happy For You (Free Sale-a-Bration!)

Coordinating Ice Cream Parlor colors:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pacific Point and Old Olive.

Click for even more Sale-a-Bration samples!

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

Enjoy~Dawn O



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Sale-A-Bration Sweet Summer Swap: Same Yet Different

One of my favorite swaps I received at the Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Regional Seminar was from LuAnn Dehne.  She made this adorable Sweet Summer (2011 Sale-a-Bration) card.  Exactly what I was looking for, for my Stamp Out the Winter Blues stamp camp this past Saturday!


I didn't have a few of the supplies she used, so I changed up a couple things.  Take a look.


Here are my changes:

1.  I flipped the layout
2.  The greeting is from Sale-a-Bration stamp set...So Happy For You
3.  My card uses Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery (vs. LuAnn's card uses Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzaz)
4.  I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the center of the flowers (had to see in the picture)
5.  I added a strip of Soft Suede

Swap cards are the great starting point when making cards.  I find myself starting to duplicate the card, then veering off in a different direction to make it my own.


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(bold items = from 2011 Sale-A-Bration)

Stamps:  Sweet Summer, So Happy for You
Ink:  Soft Suede (Pretty in Pink & Certainly Celery Stampin' Write Markers)
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White  cardstock and Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stackl
Accessories:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Scallop Square Duo Die (#120903), Modern Label punch, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Subtles Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

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

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Reminder

When you join my team...You too can attend fabulous Stampin' Up! events like the Minneapolis Regional Seminar or even the annual Stampin' Up! Convention on July 13-16th! 

Now is an awesome time to join (by March 31st).  You will save 15% off on the Starter Kit AND receive a $50 bonus bundle.  PLUS - if you're the first one to join by Feb ALSO receive the sneak peak 2011 Summer Mini Catalog stamp set called Sunny Fun!

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Stampin' Up! Regionals Mpls: Shelli Was Here!

What a fun weekend the DOstamperSTARS had!  Friday night we had a fun Shoebox Swap/Pizza Party with my friend Kelly Acheson and her downline!



Look what she gave me.  Isn't this adorable?  Not sure I'll be able to eat it, because it's just too darn cute!


Here's Shelli Gardner (CEO and Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!) with my group.  It was great for them to meet her in real life!

Shelli made an offer to anyone who attended the Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Regional Seminar, that we could offer a free stamp set to our new demonstator.  That is, if they sign up between February 11 and 27th.   The free stamp set we can offer you is called Sunny Fun and is a new set from the upcoming 2011 Summer Mini Catalog - woohoo!  Scroll down to the next post to see samples from this super cute stamp set.

So how cool is that?!

It's a great time to sign up with all of the special Sale-a-Bration advantages too!  Don't miss out, the free Sunny Fun stamp set offer ends February 27th.

I would love to invite you to join my team of fabulous demonstrators!

Dawn O




Stampin' Up! Mpls Regionals - Having a Blast Already!

Woohoo!  We're already having a blast at the Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar.  We arrived last night and had a awesome night of stamping, food, laughter and fun with 32 of my stamping friends.  My DOstamperSTARS downline and guests hooked up with my friend Kelly Acheson's downline and guests for a Shoebox Swap and Pizza Party!  A great time was had by all. 

Now we head of to the Minneapolis Convention Center for a day filled with stamping tricks and tips, tons of displays, make & takes and more!  We hope to get our picture taken with Shelli Gardener (Co-Founder and CEO of Stampin' Up) too!

Check back in a couple of days for pictures!  I'm sure I'll have tons to share!  In the meantime, scroll down for Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream Parlor inspiration!

Happy Stamping~Dawn O



Stampin' Up! is coming to Minneapolis! Open to Guests!!!

Woohoo!!  Have you ever thought about attending a Stampin' Up! event?  Well, If you live near Minneapolis, MN, you CAN!! 

Just announced from Stampin' Up!...

We are pleased to announce that you may invite a guest to attend the Minneapolis, Minnesota regional seminar with you! Whether your guest is an avid stamper or just starting out, she'll enjoy trying out stamping techniques and creating Make & Take projects.

The Minneapolis seminars will be held: 

  • Friday, February 11
  • Saturday, February 12

Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar in an all-day event and SO much fun to attend, they are $75.00 and include lunch, make & takes, lots of displays and demonstrations, and MORE!.  Plus, you'll get a chance to meet Shelli Gardner, as she usually attends!

I've already registered for Saturday as well as a lot of my downline and I've loved for you to attend too!  Space is limited - so let me know right away if you want to attend too!!

Enjoy~Dawn O

Stampin' Up! Come to Bethlehem with Bubble Magic Technique Video

Get a WOW background with Bubbles and Reinkers!  Yes, turn ordinary bubbles into a fun Bubble Magic Technique.  My card below features the new Come to Bethlehem stamp set with a beautiful bubble background.


Watch the video to see two variations of the BUBBLE MAGIC TECHNIQUE


Dawns Stamping Supplies

Come-To-Bethlehem Stamps Come to Bethlehem (#118732w or #120591c)
Ink:  Night of Navy ink pad and refill
Paper:   Whisper White, Glossy White & Night of Navy cardstock
Accessories:  Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals     
Other:  Bubbles, Straw


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

Enjoy~Dawn O



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