New Annual Catalog is HERE!!

The Wait is Over!

Today is the day that I’ve been waiting for since April, when I first laid eyes on the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!

It is jam packed with absolutely gorgeous goodies, that I know you will love as much as I do.

 

Catalog and Extras

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Always take the scenic route.

~Dawn

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To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

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Viva Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas!

What happens if Vegas stays in Vegas…at least some of it!

I spent the weekend in Vegas with approximately 650 of my Stampin’ Up! friends…

It was an incredible weekend, I got…

  • spoiled and pampered at CentreStage, an exclusive event for Stampin’ Up! leaders
  • a sneak peek at the new 2018-19 Annual Catalog
  • opportunities to play with new products
  • learn new tips and techniques

And so much more!

Not Everything has to Stay in Vegas!

The city of Las Vegas holds lots of secrets, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…most of the time.

Starting tomorrow, I’m going to start sharing some of the secrets I learned in Vegas this weekend.

You won’t want to miss out on this exciting news.

I can’t wait to start sharing all of the fantastic and exciting things I learned this weekend.

 

 

Looking forward to letting you in on the some of the details.

Always take the scenic route.

~Dawn

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Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

♥ ♥ ♥

 

OnStage 2017-Salt Lake City, Utah

Wow!

I’ve been at OnStage in Salt Lake City for the past few days and it has been a crazy fun time! The best definition of OnStage I can give is that it is a large (2000+ attendees) birthday party that also includes business training organized and put on by the innovative and outstanding global company named Stampin’ Up!

I’ve have an amazing time…

  • reconnecting with friends
  • meeting new people and making friends
  • stamping
  • laughing and making memories

I am so grateful to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and getting opportunities to spend time with my stamping soul sisters and brothers. Stampin’ Up! does a fabulous job of celebrating their birthday (29 this year) along with all of our successes, both small and large!

OnStage Live

Here are just a few pictures from the weekend. I will be sharing more over the next several weeks. You won’t want to miss them-I promise!

2000+ stampers trying to check-in at OnStage Live in Salt Lake City, Utah. November 2017

2000+ stampers trying to check-in

 

Ready for the Festivities to begin at OnStage Live in Salt Lake City, Utah. November 2017

L to R: Dawn O., me, Michelle W, Robyn R., Colleen, Robin A.

 

Love It. Live It. Share It. OnStage Live in Salt Lake City, Utah. November 2017

 

Love It. Live It. Share It. OnStage Live in Salt Lake City, Utah. November 2017

Always take the scenic route.

~Dawn

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Eastern Medallions Sequins Shaker Card

Eastern Medallions Sequins Shaker Card

An Eastern Medallions Sequin Shaker Card was not what I planned to create when I sat down in my studio today

but

I do have to say…I think it is FABULOUS!

This weeks Tic Tac Toe Challenge board was filled with lots of options, as always.

Tic Tac Toe Challenge No. 009 shared by Dawn Thomas #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #thankyou #easternmedallionsthinlits #lotsofsequins

 

This week I choose the elements in the top row: thank you, sequins and all things round.

I love how the sequins sparkle and twinkle when they catch the light while shaking this card.

 

For Tic Tac Toe Challenge No.009 featuring Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Iridescent Sequin and Thankful Thoughts stamp set. For details and instructions click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #shakercard #lotsofsequins #lovewhatido #handstamped via @DawnThomas (cracked pot stamper)

What did I use to create this Eastern Medallions Shaker Card beauty? (scroll down for a complete supply list and links)

Stamp Set: Thankful Thoughts

Paper: Flirty Flamingo, Thick Whisper White, Window Sheet

Ink: Smoky Slate

Accessories: Iridescent Sequin, Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon and Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch

Adhesive: Fast Fuse, Foam Adhesive Strips, Glue Dots

It’s All in the Details:

  • Love the shimmer behind the window as the sequins dance around
  • And it was quick and easy to assemble

For Tic Tac Toe Challenge No.009 featuring Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Iridescent Sequin and Thankful Thoughts stamp set. For details and instructions click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #shakercard #lotsofsequins #lovewhatido #handstamped via @DawnThomas (cracked pot stamper)

Eastern Medallion Shaker Card
  1. Stamp sentiment in Smoky Slate on 3/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Trim end with Triple Banner Punch or Paper Snips.
  2. Adhere 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White cardstock to scored and folded Flirty Flamingo card base..
  3. Using Big Shot and Eastern Medallion Thinlits, die cut 3-3/4″ x 5″ Thick Whisper White cardstock. Apply Fast Fuse to edge of die cut image, adhere 3-1/2″ square of Window Sheet. Adhere Foam Adhesive Strip around cutout window area.
  4. Place ribbons in desired location, wrap Grosgrain Ribbon edges around to back and adhere with Fast Fuse. Adhere Burlap Ribbon with either Fast Fuse or Glue Dots. Wrap Linen Thread around and tie bow. Adhere sentiment banner with Foam Adhesive Strip.
  5. Pile Iridescent Sequins in middle of card-I used approximately a tablespoon. Adhere window panel over sequins. And give it a shake!
  6. Address the envelope and pop this beauty in the mail to add some sparkle to someone’s day.


 

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~Dawn

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Eastern Medallions Sequin Shaker Card Project Supply List (click on products to shop online)

 For Tic Tac Toe Challenge No.009 featuring Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Iridescent Sequin and Thankful Thoughts stamp set. For details and instructions click through to my blog. #crackedpotstamper #stampinup #tttc009 #shakercard #lotsofsequins #lovewhatido #handstamped via @DawnThomas (cracked pot stamper)

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Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart

To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments…in this we make a difference

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Glossary of Acronyms and Terms

What in the world does that mean?

How often have you seen an acronym and thought to yourself, I have no idea what those letters mean.

Below is a list of acronyms, abbreviations and terms that may be unfamiliar-I hope you find this list helpful.

I’ve also included the coordinating Stampin’ Up! item number in parenthesis.

 

Glossary 

A1 (card size): 3-1/2″ x 4-7/8″ – commonly used for notecards

A2 (card size): 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ – commonly used for standard greeting card. 

A6 (card size): 4-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ 

A7 (card size): 5″ x 7″

#10 (card size): 4-1/8″ x 9-1/2″ – standard business size envelope

Acid-Free Paper – paper with a neutral pH level, important because it extends the life expectancy of the paper and it will not harm photographs that are attached to it (i.e. scrapbooks).  All paper from Stampin’ Up! is acid-free and lignin free.

Adhesive – a substance that causes two surfaces to stick together. Stampin’ Up! offers a wide variety including permanent, glue dots, tear and tape, fine-tip glue pen, multi-purpose liquid glue, foam adhesives to add dimension

Adhesive Remover (#103684) – removes unsightly adhesive from unwanted areas, works like an eraser

Big Shot (#143263) – portable, manual, multipurpose die-cutting system that you can use to quickly and easily create die-cut or embossed shapes, envelopes, tags, and 3D items.

Blender Pen (#102845) – Combine the flexibility of watercolors with the convenience of markers. These dual-tipped pens are filled with specialized solution to blend ink easily. Use with Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Card Stock and Classic Stampin’ Ink. The tip cleans off with just a stroke or two on scrap paper, so you don’t need a different pen for each color.

Bone Folder (#102300) – Tool used to easily score and make crisp folds on paper and cardstock. Scores, burnishes, and distresses paper. 

Brayering – technique used to apply ink to a surface using a rubber or sponge roller (brayer #141714) to create background effects.

Card Stock (CS) – is thicker than standard writing paper, but it’s not as thick as poster board and cardboard. Use this paper for crafts, postcards, business and greeting cards and even homemade playing cards. Stampin’ Up!’s card stock is high quality, dyed with pure color all the way through, available in various colors that coordinate perfectly with the Designer Series Papers, ink and markers. All Stampin’ Up! card stock is a sturdy 80-lb. weight, acid free and lignin free.

CASE – Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit

CAS – Clean And Simple

Die-cutting: cutting out shapes using a metal die on card stock, with the use of a die-cutting machine. The machine places pressure onto the die which in turn cuts the paper. Stampin’ Up!’s Big Shot die-cutting machine and accessories are “must have” tools, in my opinion.

DSP – Designer Series Paper

Dry Embossing – creating a raised or textured shape, motif, pattern or greeting on paper.  This technique can be done by hand with a stencil and stylus or with an embossing folder.

Fussy Cutting – cutting out an image by hand using paper snips (#103579). TIP: turn the paper not the snips while using long slow cuts.

Heat Embossing – creating a raised design with stamped images that have been sprinkled with embossing powder and heated using a heat tool. The outcome is a raised image that is generally glossy looking.

 

 

Rule of Thirds – a guideline which applies to the composition of visual images. FIND AN EXPLANATION AND GRAPHIC

TIEF – Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Bundle – Stampin’ Up! offers coordinating products at a discount

Stamping Off – Inking a stamp, then stamping on a scratch piece of paper before stamping on your project. This gives lighter ink coverage on your project.

 

Resource Gallery

This is a place where you can come to find answers to most of your important questions…

I say “most” because as FABULOUS as I am…I can’t read minds. I know, it’s a MAJOR bummer but then again, I would not want someone knowing what I am thinking 24/7.

So…if you are looking for something and can’t find it, don’t despair…this page is a “Work in Progress” and will evolve and grow.

Big Shot Items 

Current Items

DT-142749-Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

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  143700-Happy Birthday Thinlit-DT

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145372-StitchedShapesFramelits-DT(F)

143730-WoodCrateFramelit-DT

Coordinates with: 

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Retired Items 

DT-143538-Beautiful Branches Thinlits  copy

Coordinates with: 

 

DT-141837-Festive Stitching Thinlits

Coordinates with: 

 

 

DT #141835-Merry Tags Framelits

 

DT-141834-Shaker Shapes Framelits

 

DT-142751-So Detailed Thinlits

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