DOcelebration Event Day #1: Free Stamps and More!

I'm so excited to kick-off my 5-Day DOcelebration Event!  Each day I'll feature a fun project and FREE give-a-ways (FREE STAMPS, FREE PROJECTS & MORE)!

Let's get the celebrating started with Stampin' Up!'s Things I Love Stamp Set.  Not only is this a fun stamp set, but it is FREE during Sale-A-Bration (w/$50 Stampin' Up! order)!


Today (for one lucky winner), it's yours for only a comment on this post.  Woohoo!
But wait...there's more. Keep reading!
  (wink, wink...everyone's a winner today!)

The first thing I thought of when I first saw this set was scrapbooking.  Specifically, a Mini Album for my Hedgehog Scrapbook Clubs.  As cute as the chocolate and shoes are, my favorite image is the words...Things I Love!  It can be used in so many ways

  • Things I love...about You!
  • 10 Things I Love
  • Things I Love..To Do
  • My Favorite Things I love
  • Things I Love...about Our Family!
  • and more! (remove THINGS and you've got "I Love...")

So...I created this darling 4x4 "Things I Love Mini Accordion Scrapbook Album" 


Wanna see the inside?  Silly question... of course you do!  See below for a quick slideshow.

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Guess what?  Not only will you receive the Things I Love stamp set, you'll also receive my Mini Accordion Scrapbook Album project pack with instructions pdf!  Yes...all of the supplies to make your very own album.  How nice of me, huh?


Hold on for one more thing!

Do you want the instructions?  Yes, Dawn!  Yes, Dawn!  Please Share!  Well - it's your lucky day (as my grandson Max would say)!

Here you go!
Download:  Things I Love Mini Accordion Album PDF
Don't forget to enter the drawing (*) for the Things I Love stamp set and Mini Album project pack by leaving a comment below.

Thanks for coming to my online party and stop on back tomorrow for more celebrating!

Enjoy~Dawn O

*All DOcelebration drawings will take place on February 17th.  Winners will be selected from each DOcelebration post and announced on February 17th.  If you are an email subscriber, you'll need to visit to leave a message each day you wish to enter.  If your name is selected, it will be listed on February 17th.  You'll have two days to claim your prize by contacting me with your full name and address.


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2009: A Stampin' Up! Year in Review

Here are some of my favorite posts from 2009...Enjoy!


January 2009:  One of my Leadership Display Samples


February 2009:  How to set up for a Stamp Camp


March 2009:  Big Shot Class


April 2009:  Envelope Scrapbook, Stampin' Up! Mpls Regionals WOW Presentation


May 2009:  PowerScrapbooking Class 


Click here to see full album


June 2009:  Pop Rocks Bandaid Box


July 2009:  Boho Blossom Floral Punch Art


August 2009:  Tri-Fold Shutter Card (w/directions)


September 2009:  Happy Together Card


October 2009:  Herringbone Technique & Video


November 2009: Peaceful Pines Card


December 2009:  Penguin Punch Art & Video


December 2009:  Build-a-Bear Name Frames (Max & Sam)



Honorable Mention in Stampin' Success December 2009 issue

So long 2009 and Hello to 2010!  
~Dawn O


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My Digital Studio: Sneak Peak

Oh my gosh - My Digital Studio is in my hot little hands!  I couldn't wait to try my hand at a quick page.  Here's my grandson, Max with his Daddy at the MN State Fair last week.


It's gonna be fun getting some scrapbooking done!

BTW - if you have an in-home party during October or November, hostesses (with a qualifing party) have the chance to get the My Digital Studio for 50%!  Contact me now to book your own Party!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Convention 2009: My Digital Studio

Back in January, Stampin' Up! announced a new product in the works...My Digital Studio.  Well, now it's close to being ready.  There is a lot of excitment for this software program!

So...what it is?  My Digital Studio is a scrapbooking, card making and calendar making software program!

Here are some of My Digital Studio's features:

  • Intuitive design for quick learning and easy use
  • Predesigned, customizable templages for easy project creation
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Nearly 2000 exclusive Stampin' Up! product images including stamps, inks, Designer Series Paper, cardstock, punches, hardware, ribbon and more!
  • Compatible with a variety of design applications
  • Simple to use...upload your projects to Stampin' Up!'s Online Store, and our professional print services will have the finished (even bound) products delivered to your door

Here's samples of a My Digital Studio card, bound books and a calendar..





I so wish you could see and touch these books in person.  They are so beautiful.  I'm so excited about this incredible new Stampin' Up! product.  I can't wait for it to become available (sometime during the Holiday Mini Catalog availability) and to become "My Digital Studio Certified"!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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Stampin' Up! Under the Stars: Scrappy Thursday Photo Wallet

Mark your calendars for SCRAPPY THURSDAY, June 11th open from 4:30-9:00pm!



Join me the 2nd Thursday of June to make this adorable Photo Wallet.  Great for summer vacation pictures or pick from two other color choices


  • CLASS FEE:  $15.00
  • CLASS FEE BY MAIL:  $18.00 (stamped images not included)



  • Under the Stars (Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow)
  • Parisian Breeze (Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze)
  • Slumber Party (Ruby Red and Baja Breeze


**Quantities limited for CLASS BY MAIL.  Class By Mail packets will be shipped standard USPS by Tuesday, June 16th.  Contact Dawn asap to reserve your preferred Photo Wallet Class.  At which time I'll send you a paypal invoice which will secure your packet.

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Power Scrapbooking - Stampin' Up! Style

A couple of weeks ago I did a Power Scrapbooking Class.  With only 6 hrs, 1/2 pack of Designer Series Paper, an assortment of white and solid colored cardstock, one 6x6 Linen Album and an assortment of matching embellishment, everyone completed a 20 page album.

Each person was required to bring 40 photos from one event or theme, a paper trimmer, adhesive and scissors.

I guided them through a "Power Scrapbooking" process of organizing, sorting, cropping, page assembly & embellishing, as well as decorating their album (which was inspired by an article in Simple Scrapbooking).  This class was great for both the experience and new-to-scrapbooking alike.  Here's Jane, Jill, Kris & Tricia with their finished books.


Kris-w-Book Kris with her book!


How Kris attached the Metal Edge Tag to her book?  She punch a hole in the album with the Crop-a-Dile!  Brave Kris!

Even I was able to complete some scrapbooking.  I got half-way done with my HAWAII scrapbook and finished it up the next day.  I can't remember when I actually finished a scrapbook.  Here's the cover of my book.

To view the entire book click:  POWER SCRAPBOOKING HAWAII


Here are some thoughts from some of the gals who attended:

"LOVED LOVED LOVED power scrapbooking!  I was so motivated the next day that I organized other projects to do.  When I get time, I'm going to use the same concept with a larger format because there's no way to do a Disney trip in a 6x6!  I don't think I'll scrapbook any other way from now on.  BRAVO - the "class" was a huge success!" - Kris

I had a good time and it was fun to bring it into work on Monday and show off what I accomplished in 6 hours.  I did pick up some tips which will be helpful when I do scrapbooking in the future.  When I do my next scrapbook, I will "try" to decide on which papers to use and gather my embellishments before I start.  That should help the process to go quicker!  I am certainly glad I did it! - Jane

I really liked power scrapbooking!  I can't believe we actually finished a full scrapbook!  It's nice because now I know how to organize a scrapbook....just time it and do it! - Tricia

Everyone's scrapbook turned out great!  Thanks Ladies for a fun night of scrapbooking!

Enjoy~Dawn O
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DOstamping May Events: Power Scrapbooking and Fun Fold Masculine Cards

See below for my May events!

What do you get when you mix...

  • 6 Hours
  • 40 Photos of a Single Event or Theme
  • 5 Sheets of White Cardstock*
  • A pack of Designer Series Paper*
  • And an Embellishment Goodie Bag*


Do you have vacation, family reunion, holiday or birthday pictures just waiting to be scrapbooked?  I'll bet you do!  Finding time for scrapbooking is hard, even for the die-hard scrapbooker.  Well, let me help you get organized with my Power Scrapbooking method.  I'll share tips/tricks for getting your scrapbooking done.  In fact, by the end of the day you'll have completed a 20 page 6x6 scrapbook album!

  • Date:           Saturday, May 16th
  • Time:          Session #1:  9-3:00pm   OR   Session #2:  4:00-10:00pm
  • Cost:           $62 ($5 discount for club members, $10 discount for DOstamperSTARS
  • Includes:      Cardstock, Designer Series Paper Pack (your choice - if you do not choose, you'll receive "Washington Apple" DSP-see below), Embellishment Goodie Bag, 6x6 Natural Linen Album with 10 page protectors and box lunch.
  • Participants: Limited to TEN at each session  (Each person will have 1/2 of a table for working space)
  • Location:     Montrose, Citizens State Bank

What to bring:   40 photos (do not crop), adhesive, paper trimmer, scissors, beverage and a snack to share!  Punches and other tools will be available to use throughout the event.

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Project Picture

Finding the perfect card & gift for a man is always challenging ….until now.  Be ready for any occasion with this fantastic set of four masculine “fun-fold” cards and briefcase-shaped gift box.  Each card is based on an original template and is created out of one sheet of DP making it a unique card & gift-card holder- in-one!

  • Date:        Friday, May 15th
  • Time:       6:30-9:30pm
  • Cost:        $25 ($5 discount for club members, $10 discount for DOstamperSTARS)
  • Location:  Montrose, Citizens State Bank

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Parisian Breeze, Carousel Notes Envelope Scrapbook

This is the last of my Minneapolis Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar samples.  I think this one is my favorite!

Supplies: Carousel Notes II (#112139, $11.95), Parisian Breeze Speciality Paper (#113993, $11.95, buy 3, get one free), Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze Cardstock, Designer Label Punch & Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, 5/16" Jumbo Brads (Love them!), Gold Brads, Circle Scissors & Lovely Letters stamp set.




ABOVE:  Added Chocolate Chip Circle to Baja Breeze Carousel Note and "hinged" with a Hodgepodge Hardware brad.

Dawn's Stamping Tip:  Sanding Hodgepodge Hardware

SEE BELOW:  Use a sanding block to sand away the finish from the "beaded" edges of the Hodgepodge Hardware to give it a vintage look.  Substitue gold brads for a contrasting look.  Love it!!


Enjoy~Dawn O

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