Fresh Vintage My Way: Monochromatic!

If you've had a chance to look through the 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure, you've probably seen the gorgeous Fresh Vintage sample on page 6.  Gorgeous as it is, my first thought was "all that coloring - oh my".  I love the image, but was not thrilled about the time involved to color it with markers.  

So...monochromatic card to the rescue!  I grabbed my In Color Pool Party Classic Ink and started stamping.  Here's what I came up with...


Dawn's Stamping Tip:
I stamped the image 3 times along the edge.  I started by stamping the center image upside down.  Then stamped the left and right images upside right to create a border.

For my next card, I wanted to "step-it-up" a little.  I added a little texture with the Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder and a couple of Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling.  Take a look...


Dawn's Stamping Supplies
(Bold items = Sale-A-Bration Product free with a $50 order)

Fresh-Vintage-Stamp-SetStampsFresh Vintage (SAB 125115w or 125117c), Kindness Matters (SAB 127723w or 127724c for the greeting)
Ink:  Pool Party (122938)
Paper:   Pool Party (122924), Whisper white (100730)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Large Oval Punch (119855), Scallop Oval Punch (119856), NEW Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon (125582), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Shopping Quick Links

Shop Now at: Dawn's Online Store

View: 2012 Sale-a-Bration Brochure

Shop: Clearance Rack

SHOP: Occasions Mini Catalog

RESERVE: Product Shares!

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Sale-A-Bration Hostess Bundle Ideas

Well, I've had a little time to regroup since returning from the annual Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.  Unfortunately I caught a little cold, so I haven't been very productive the last couple days.  However, today I'm feeling a little better and was able to get a few pictures of my some of my Leadership projects, which I know many of you have been waiting for.  So here you go...

First off, I just gotta tell you...I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Sale-a-Bration products in the Free Hostess Bundle (free with a $400 party).  This free bundle includes:  Fresh Vintage stamp set, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brads!  What more could a girl want?

As you'll see over the next few days, the Fresh Vintage stamp set is very versatile and coordinates with several Stampin' Up! punches.  The Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper is to die for.  Love the feeling of this paper.  For me, I immediately thought of patchwork quilts.  I'll share several ideas using the patchwork theme.  And of course, who doesn't like Ribbon and Brads.  Can't get enough of them!  With a $400 party, you'll get all three products for FREE!

Here are three quick and easy cards.  These are some of the cards I'll be offering for my Sale-a-Bration workshops.  All three use one of my favorite Stampin' Up! products, Note Cards and Envelopes (107311, 20 for only $5.95!).  These cards are sized at 5" x 3-1/2".  Perfect for a quick note.





For the cards above, I used the following tools:

119869  1/2" Circle Punch
119868  1" Circle Punch
122464  Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch
122344  Postage Stamp Punch
119884  Scallop Square Punch
118138  Beautiful Wings Embosslit

There's still time to book your Sale-a-Bration party (thru March 31st).  Contact me to schedule your party today!

Of course - you can place your own "party of one" order of $150 or more and choose these three Sale-a-Bration products for your three SAB choices.  Then also get the adorable Hostess Tote shown above (PLEASE NOTE:  the tote is not available to earn with online orders.  If you'd like the tote, contact me directly with your $150 order at [email protected])

Enjoy~Dawn O


2012 Occasions Mini Catalog

SHOP the Clearance Rack

DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program


Come to Bethlehem, Quick Tip Video For Clear Sharp Images

Do you sometimes get "splotchy" stamped images?  I sometimes do, especially with solid image stamps.  In today's Quick Tip Video, I share tips on getting clear, sharp images for successful stamping

Actually, this all started when I received a question from a reader...

Question:  How do you get such a clear sharp image from your stamps? I always have to make 3 or 4 attempts before I get an image that I'm proud to use. If you have a secret, are you willing to share? The quality of the SU stamps is so much better than others, but
I'm still having trouble. Thanks . . . Vivian

Answer:  That's a good question. But here are some suggestions...

1. I do make sure I ink up my stamp really good. (also make sure you your inkpads aren't drying out)
2. I hold my stamp on the paper/cardstock for awhile - like 3-4 seconds
3. For solid stamps - I lightly sand them before using for the first time. It seems to remove the manufacturing film and lets the rubber "grab" the ink better.

But sure enough, no sooner did I respond to her question, I too was having trouble getting a good image for this card.


I kept getting "splotchy" images.  It does seem like the larger, more solid the image is, it takes a little more finesse to get a good image.  Even with the tips above, you still might have some areas which would tempt you to toss it out.  On the video I share some tips for "saving" your splotchy images.  Get out your blender pens!  Tips for Clear Sharp Stamp Images 




1.Rubberstamp-40Dawns Stamping Supplies

Stamps:  Come to Bethlehem  (118732w or 120591c)
Ink:  Night of Navy (102977)
Paper:   Night of Navy (100867), Whisper white (100730) and Notecards & Envelopes (107311)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Lattice Square Texture Impressions Embossing Folder (119976) Modern Label Punch (119849), Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Blender Pens (102845)   

Enjoy~Dawn O


Stampin' Up! Hostess Digital CD: Savor the Season Ensemble

It's a great time to be a Stampin' Up! Hostess!  PLUS - with a qualifying workshop or book party, you'll get an $85.00 shopping spree. 

Dates: November 1-December 15, 2011

Download: Hostess Flyer

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in free Stampin' Up! products when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more (excluding tax and shipping)! This is in addition to all the other benefits they already get as a Stampin' Up! hostess.

With more choices than ever before, limited-time hostess offer Savor the Season Ensemble Content CD, lots discounted hostess choices OR even anything from the current really is a great time to be a Stampin' Up! hostess.


Savor the Season Ensemble Content Content CD Includes:

· 36-piece stamp brush set
· 10 Designer Series Paper patterns
· 8 embellishments
· 4 punches
· 3 designer templates (2 greeting cards and 1 postcard)
· 20 décor template pages (Use to make paper gift bows, banners, mini boxes, treat labels, and more.)

WOW - that's a LOT of content!!

Check out the short video below by Stampin' Up! showing ALL the things you can do with the Savor the Season Content CD! Savor the Season Projects!


Contact me to schedule your workshop or book party!


Dawn's Reminders

  • New STAMPIN' UP! HOSTESS REWARDS PROGRAM gives you more options. Rewards start at orders of $150.00 or more
  • Now you can stamp in the kitchen with Stampin' Up!'s brand new...SWEET PRESSED COOKIE STAMPS
  • Up to 60% off in the newly updated Stampin' Up! CLEARANCE RACK!
  • Place a $50 or more online order and earn free stamps with my DOstamping LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM
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    Product Share Update

    Thank you for your reservations for my PRODUCT SHARES.  Be sure to check out my offerings as the Holiday Mini Shares are filled.  However, the Ribbon Shares will continue all year.  But the Main Catalog DSP Swatchbooks only have 10 spots left and this is the last time I'll be offering them.  

    Thank you~Dawn O


    Hello Doily Stampin' Up! Workshop Card a Hit!

    Just wanted to share a card I've been doing for my workshops this month, as it's been a hit!!  It features the new Stampin' Up! background stamp called Hello Doily

    Did you know...doilies are IN right now.  That's right and Stampin' Up! is right on it with not only a background stamp, but another four image stamp set called Delicate Doilies and a fun Designer Series Paper called Flirtatious (which this card features too)!  So much fun!

    So, what's that oval focal point?  Glad you asked.  It's one of TWO frames you get with the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  They are like mini folders - so cute!  The greeting is from the new hostess stamp set called Precious Butterflies

    1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
    (bold items = new from 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog )

    StampsDelicate Doilies (#122590w or 122592), Precious Butterflies (hostess set)
    Ink:  Wisteria Wonder
    Paper:   Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Whisper White cardstock and Flirtatious Designer Series Paper (#122360)
    Accessories:  Big Shot, Designer Frames Textured Impressions Folders (#123130), Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Pearl Jewels, White Organza Ribbon, Wistera Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals  

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

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    Speaking of ribbon and Designer Series Paper...


    There is still time to get in on my popular Product Shares.  Here are the spots I still have open:

    Paper Shares:
    I have FIVE spots left
    Plus a few more spots for the ever-popular swatchbooks!!
    Ribbon Shares:
    1/2" Poly Stitched In Color - 3 spots
    Ruffled Ribbon - 3 spots
    1/8" Narrow Taffeta - 1 spot
    3/8" Taffeta - 3 spots
    1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain - 1 spot
    5/8" Satin - 3 spots
    Scallop Dots - 1 spot
    His & Her - 4 spots
    See my Product Share page for descriptions and prices, AND update pictures!!!


    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

    IceCreamParlor-GlendaCU IceCreamParlor-Glenda  

    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

    Gift-Card  Gift-Card-Open

    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



    UP TO 60% OFF CLEARANCE RACK - Only available in my ONLINE STORE and while supplies last.

    While there, add any current items from your wish list to your order!


    Earn free stamps! More info HERE!Loyalty-Rewards-lg



    Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peak: Punch Bunch

    Wanna sneak peak?  Of course you do! 

    I've been having so much fun with the upcoming Stampin' Up! Punch Bunch stamp set, from the Sale-a-Bration promotion.  This stamp set is one of your free choices when you place a $50 order or host a $300 workshop.  STARTS tomorrow...January 25th!!!

    Here's a card that I did for a swap with my DOstampersTARS and my Sale-A-Bration parties this month.  Actually - Saturday was my first SAB party and everyone enjoyed making this card.  I love Sale-A-Bration parties, because it's so much fun giving free product to my customers - it just makes me smile!!!


    This is a great stamp set for the punch enthusiast!  And aren't we all punch enthusiasts?!  The images from this stamp set fit several of Stampin' Up!'s popular punches!  It's a must-have!

    Also, the pattern paper is free too!  It's called Ice Cream Parlor and comes with (9) 12x12 sheets of 3 different double-side patterns and (2) 12x12 sheets of adhesive die cuts.

    RubberstampBWDawns Stamping Supplies

    (bold items = from 2011 Sale-a-Bration Brochure)

    StampsPunch Bunch
    Ink:  Pacific Point
    Paper:   Whisper White, Peach Parfait and Pacific Point cardstock and Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper
    Accessories:  Big Shot, Clear Scallop Square Die, Scallop Square Punch, 1/2" Poly Stitched Peach Parfait Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

    Have a great Sale-a-Bration!
    Dawn O

    Saying Thank you with Stampin' Up!'s Day of Gratitude

    Wow - last month was quite a month and I need to say Thank you!  And what better way to do that than by using the Stampin' Up! Day of Gratitude stamp set (from the Holiday Mini Catalog).  I'm so grateful for all of my customers, club members and hostesses - thank you! 

    If you attended one my workshops or placed an online or club order with me last month, you either made this card with me or received it (or will be receiving it soon) as a Thank You card!  

    I've been on a CAS (Clean and Simple) kick lately and this card fits the bill just right!  I used the new color Cajun Craze for this card.  Say...If you haven't purchased any of the new colors yet - they are awesome!  Plus when you purchase Cajun Craze in a bundle (see new color kits flyer)'ll receive an assortment of the matching cardstock for FREE!


    My hostesses and workshop guests enjoyed making this card as one of their two FREE projects this month!  New stampers enjoyed the success of stamping for the first time..."Gee - I made it myself!"  Experienced stampers were reminded that you don't have to spend a lot of time or use a lot of product to make a beautiful card anyone would enjoy receiving!  It was a hit for all!

    Dawns Stamping Supplies
    (bold items available in Holiday Mini Catalog)

    Stamps:  Day of Gratitude (#120835-w, 121148-c)
    Ink:  Cajun Craze
    Paper:   Very Vanilla & Cajun Craze cardstock
    Accessories: 3/4" Circle Punch, Pearl Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals,

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

    Enjoy~Dawn O


    Dawn's Reminders

    NEW COLOR KITS - Retrofit your existing Stampin' Up! products with New Color Kits! (print flyer) or visit my ONLINE STORE. 

    12-weeks-of-xmas Week #5 is going out tomorrow. Did you miss Weeks #1-4?  No worries, as you'll receive links to them too!  GET ON THE LIST!