Tuesday, August 15, 2017


Crafters -

How often do you hear that, in a NON-sarcastic way? How often do you hear that, and KNOW that the person really means it? 

You know that old saying, it goes something like this... "do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life." That's it!

I retired a few years ago. I enjoyed my job. I liked most of the people I worked with. I still keep in touch with some of them through Facebook, crafting, church, etc. Matter of fact, I just saw a friend I used to work with at the grocery store the other day! That's the fun part of living in a small town environment. Seriously!

But check this out! These are a few ladies from my team and I was VERY blessed to spend a few hours with them this evening at our monthly team meeting!
A few team members
with their August 2017 team meeting projects!

And want to see what we actually made? I still like the Keurig box the best, but I think the fancy fold was the MOST enjoyed by all! And we did a new 2-step stamping using a new stamp set and some new papers and ribbon!
August 2017 Team Projects

Actually ALL of tonight's projects were made with new products! And for the ladies who attended, several have not yet placed their preorders so they don't have a Holiday catalog, they each received a copy of the Holiday catalog! Laugh if you will, but I'm still "old-school!" I actually LIKE printed paper. I LIKE paper-paper books over the digital e-books. I LIKE receiving a card in the mail! You know what I mean.

Having a catalog in hand, to me, is like when I was a kid. Mom and Dad would receive the Sears Christmas catalog and we'd get to look through it. Please tell me I'm not the only one who did that? Having that catalog in hand, just makes it all prettier!

BUT the photos in the Holiday catalog just do NOT do justice to the papers, the ribbons, the stamp sets/thinlits/punches/bundles!; they are just WAY over the top for me, this year! I wish I could afford to just say "one of each please" but I know that's not gonna happen! So I bought a little of this, and a little of that, and we were able to play with some of it tonight.

It was so much fun hearing the crafters talk about how pretty the paper was, how this or that just didn't look that interesting in the catalog, and how playing with ALL of what we did - well, I think a few more preorders will be placed in the future! It's always much more fun when we play with our new toys!

Our team leader always tells us to "take your team along" with us. I am VERY blessed that I get to go along with these wonderful ladies on this journey! Can't wait until our next meeting in September!

Hope you enjoyed these fun projects. If you are interested in joining my team, you can read more about what we do at our meetings HERE!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Facebook LIVE!

Did you know that I do a Facebook Live EVERY week on Wednesday?

This past Wednesday, we made these really CUTE, CUTE, CUTE! boxes for a few k-cups (coffee, hot chocolate, tea, etc).

We made them at the my Summer Retreat and they were a BIG hit!

Want to see the video how to make them?

Check it out HERE on my Facebook page!

WAIT until you see what I show this week!

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesdays at 11:30 am Eastern!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Facebook LIVE - Nature Sings!

Crafters -

I really enjoy this Facebook Live thing! LOVE showing how to make cards and different tips/tricks on how to do things!

Want to see today's Facebook Live? I used Nature Sings, which is available in the big catalog, but you could VERY easily use the new Carols of Christmas bundle that is effective TODAY!

Who knew you could use my FAVORITE paper from the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper for a Christmas card?

And with the Holiday catalog coming out on September 1st, there are SEVERAL sets that can be used for this design!

Ok, held you in suspense long enough. Here's the card and video on my Dawn Stock, Stampin'Up Demonstrator Facebook page!
Facebook LIVE Video
August 2, 2017
Nature Sings

I'm doing a WEEKLY Facebook Live EVERY WEDNESDAY at 11:30 am. I am usually done around noon so it's a nice little break for your lunchtime. Look forward to seeing you next week!

Friday, July 28, 2017

THIRD Latte Retreat!

My THIRD ever Latte Retreat is Saturday, August 5th from 9a-1p.

The last day to register is Sunday, July 30th. We are making a few WOW items this time so I am limiting the number of attendees to just six for the day.

I just did a One Sheet Wonder with my team last week when we had our potluck. It was a BIG hit! Gotta let you in on a little secret though. The last time I did these was TWO years ago. And when I looked at my "old" tutorial? Yeah - that was from 2007! Seriously! 

SO, because we will be using the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack (some absolutely BEAUTIFUL 6" x 6" papers!), can't really do the traditional One Sheet Wonder (OSW) on those. Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. That's what I did!

Want a little sneak peek? Check it out!

Complete with a box so you can "gift" it to someone! There are snippets of FIVE of the cards, but we will actually make SIX cards with this box! Wouldn't this make a really cute gift for a teacher, friend, or friends who just wants some cards to have in their desk? 

Sunday is the last day to register. You can see the deets HERE!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Team Meeting with HOST SETS!

...and the crowd goes WILD!!!!  AAAAHHHHHH!!!

*I've made the links active.
If you want to see one of the complete stamp sets,
or get more information,
just click on the BOLD/underlined wording and it will take you there!*

Ok, seriously. The Host stamp sets in the catalog are REALLY nice! This is the FIRST year that I have not only wanted one specifically, but MORE than one specifically! Make sure you read to the end of this posting so you can see ALL the Stampin' Rewards information, including pictures!

So, at our Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting last week, we made FOUR cards using FOUR different Host stamp sets. Typically at our meetings, we make just three cards. But who can really choose just ONE favorite stamp set, right? 

Want to see what we made?
2017-2018 Host Stamps
Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting

Remember, you cannot purchase these Host Sets - you can only EARN them by having a workshop. You CAN earn them at a private card class with me when the orders reach workshop sales.

The Tranquil Tulips Host Set, BY FAR, has been the favorite of my friends, customers and team! Which one is YOUR favorite?

Learn more about Stampin' Rewards Information here!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Christmas Card Series Class!

Crafters -

Do YOU like Christmas?

Want to make some Christmas cards?

Always seem to run out of time to make your own Christmas cards?

Well, have I got a deal for you!

I just announced a NEW Christmas Card SERIES class at my workshop on Saturday.

You can always read the current details on my CLASSES page (click here or at the CLASSES link at the top of the page).

Here are the details for the Monthly Christmas Card Series Class

  • Meets THIRD THURSDAY each month, except December
  •     Thursday, August 17th, 7p-9p
  •     Thursday, September 21st, 7p-9p
  •     Thursday, October 19th, 7p-9p
  •     Thursday, November 16th, 7p-9p
  •     Final Class FRIDAY, December 8th, 7p-9p
  • We will make 8 cards (4 designs, 2 of each design) for just $20 - this includes envelopes!
  • Attend ALL 5 monthly classes, and you will have 40 Christmas cards ready to go - handmade Christmas cards!
  • Attend all five monthly classes and you will also receive a special present in January - my gift to you for attending all five classes!
  • To Go Option is also available - Just add $5 and pick up your cards the next day
  • To Go Option COUNTS as a monthly class! No need to miss ANY class!
  • Bring your favorite adhesives (including dimensionals, SNAIL and refills, glue dots, fine-tip glue pen, etc. - whatever YOUR favorites are!), and your scissors
  • Some adhesives will be available for sale during the class
  • All other items will be provided
  • Place a minimum qualifying order DURING THE CLASS, and YOUR card class is FREE that month!
  • RSVP 48 hours prior
  • Dates subject to change - confirmed 30 days prior
  • There will be Christmas snacks at EACH class - but you must physically attend to enjoy those!
Based on the response at my Saturday workshop, this is something EVERYONE wants!

And with the new Holiday catalog coming out - this is the PERFECT time to make Christmas cards with some NEW stamp sets! There may even be a few new embellishment, papers, ribbons, twines, etc. available too! And we will get to play with a few of the items at each class. An easy way to try the products before you buy the products so you know which ones you like best!

Stay tuned for more details - including a sneak peek soon!

I look forward to seeing you at one of my card classes soon!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Facebook LIVE - Background Bits


As many of you know, I have been doing a Facebook LIVE each week on Wednesdays at 11:30 am Eastern. Most are tips and tricks, adding a few little techniques in there, and just generally sharing my cards. I hope you are enjoying them!

It makes me SO happy to see when my friends join the Facebook LIVE AND when they leave comments! Now, sometimes, I'm showing something so I read the comments as soon as I'm done, so feel free to watch and comment live! Or you can watch the re-run and leave a comment after the fact.

Want to see what I did today? Well... last night was my Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting and we made FOUR cards using FOUR different Host Sets. These are GREAT because you earn them FOR FREE when you have a qualifying workshop (or order!).

Today, I showed how to color with markers on the Background Bits Host Set. Check it out! Click on the card to view the video too!:

Background Bits Host Set

Make sure you view the video too (click on the card to view the video). I have an ordering special through July, 2017! Enjoy!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

BOGO and Pelotonia Fundraiser SATURDAY!

Crafters -

BOGO Sale, July 8th, 2017
I will be having my FINAL BOGO sale in the morning, from 9a-11a. Come early because this is the FIRST TIME IN YEARS that I have so few stamp sets left! And I added more paper from my DSP stash because it was almost GONE! You know - the ones I was "gonna use" but never got around to it. So you KNOW these are some of my favorites!

Pelotonia Fundraiser, July 8th, 2017
I will be hosting Paul's Pelotonia Fundraiser from 1p-3p! You will make 5 cards when you make a $25 (or more!) donation to Paul's Pelotonia account. You can make an online donation HERE. You can read more about hubby by clicking the links.

In keeping with Pelotonia, 100% of every rider raised dollar goes to cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

When you attend this fundraiser and write your check, it will ALL go directly to Pelotonia - I am donating all supplies for this fundraiser.  #cancersucks

If you are not able to attend, we will make the cards for you and you can pick them up on Monday afternoon.

Facebook LIVE on July 7th, 2017
just ONE of the Pelotonia Fundraiser card designs
(colors and papers may vary)
Want to see one of the card designs? Papers and colors may vary, but you may have seen me make this card yesterday at my Facebook LIVE. LOVE IT - and I know you will too!

Look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 8th!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Facebook LIVE!

Well, it is Wednesday, July 5th! I pray everyone had a wonderful Independence Day yesterday. I know I did!

And today is my Facebook LIVE at 11:30am. Just tune into my Dawn Stock-Stampin'Up! Independent Demonstrator Facebook page and you can see it!

I'll also be showing you a few of the items you can get FOR FREE with the Starter Kit - the BEST kit in the catalog!

See you at 11:30 am Eastern. (If you miss it, you can watch it later, but I will be doing a drawing for those who watch it live today!)

Dawn Stock - Stampin'Up! Independent Demonstrator Facebook Page - CLICK HERE

Saturday, July 1, 2017

It's July!


It's officially July 1, 2017! And has Stampin'Up! rolled it out with a HUGE BANG!

Check it out!

Bonus Days

Join Now!
Yup! When you join in July, in addition to the regular $125 worth of products for just $99 AND FREE Shipping, YOU will receive a FREE Essentials Kit! This includes:

You also will receive the NEW, Demonstrator-Preorder-Only, Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog (a $20 value). Customers can't even get this until August and YOU can get it for FREE!

Ok, I'm off to place my FIRST order of July and get the Carols of Christmas to play with, I mean to make a few samples so you can see them soon!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Paper Pumpkin - June 30, 2017


Stampin'Up! is offering a ONE DAY SPECIAL for new subscribers! Have you seen this?

New Subscribers
Get Your First Kit for $5
This ends at midnight on June 30th, 2017 (Mountain Time). 

Want to see some of the alternates from the June Paper Pumpkin? It's called One in a Melon and I LOVE IT! You also get to come and craft with me when you subscribe with me! Check out June's Alternate Designs:
June 2017 Paper Pumpkin
One in a Melon
Just a FEW alternate designs
The wine glass was the favorite!

And here is my favorite from May's Kit, Sprinkled with Love:
May 2017 Paper Pumpkin
Sprinkled with Love
My FAVORITE Alternate Design!

So... what are you waiting for? New subscribers get their first kit for just $5. THAT is a deal - it's usually $19.95! JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN NOW!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Facebook LIVE today and NEW HOST CODE

Morning Crafters!

It is a BEAUTIFUL day in Central Ohio - I pray that your weather is just as nice! Although, when it's icky outside, that's when I LOVE to craft inside!  :)

I will be doing Facebook LIVE today (Wednesday, June 28th) at 11:30 am. Make sure you tune into my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/DawnStock.StampinUp.net/ to see what we made last night with the June Paper Pumpkin - One in a Melon!

AND - there is a new Host Code! Please use Host Code NGBASQHF when placing your order. You just KNOW that I recommend the Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions! We also received this information from Stampin'Up!:

Don't Blink or You Might Miss It!
Love a good bargain?
Keep an eye open on Thursday, June 29th.
 Paper Pumpkin surprise deal for new subscribers.
This offer will come and go in a flash, so don't miss it!

You can always JOIN PAPER PUMPKIN and craft with us once a month. It is SO much FUN!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Origami Men's Shirts AND June 2017 Team Meeting!

Crafters -

Didn't you just LOVE those cute Origami shirts we did for Father's Day at Ronald McDonald House?

Now, those have been around a while! I can remember showing those at our Card Ministry a few YEARS ago when we made some men's cards!

So that was on Sunday. THEN on Tuesday, I had my team meeting. We had a BLAST! There were only five in attendance, but two of the ladies watched us on our Facebook Live video of the team meeting - just for my team members! Especially since I have TWO who are in FLORIDA! It's a little bit of a commute to come up here.  :)

Well... yesterday I did a Facebook LIVE video showing how to make those cute men's shirts - how to fold, assemble and even place onto a card! AND I showed the items we made at our Team Meeting!

Origami Men's Shirt Cards

June 2017 Latte Joy Stampers Team Meeting

Want to see the video? You can watch it on my Facebook page!


Make sure you tune in on Wednesdays at 11:30 am Eastern to watch. I try to keep them to 30 minutes. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ronald McDonald House - Happy Father's Day!

Crafters -

Sunday was Father's Day. We lost my dad to cancer (#cancersucks) two years ago. But my husband was able to spend the weekend with his mom. He came home Sunday morning and we were blessed to spend time with our son and my mom.

I schedule our crafting day at the Columbus, Ohio Ronald McDonald House (RMHC) for the THIRD Sunday of the month. However, last month, we crafted on Mother's Day, so I had thought "let's keep the crafting on Father's Day" too! It was just as big a HIT!

Thankfully, my mom is visiting for the summer AND she's part of my team, so guess who went with me to RMHC? And we met my friend and teammate Linda there also! Check out the table before we started...
That's my mom at the end of the table!

And here are some of the FABULOUS cards the crafters made. Read to the bottom of this post for the backstories on some of the cards....
Two brothers made these. LOVE how they BOTH picked out the different RED shirts!
AND they did their cards at slightly different times - you can tell these two are related!
O-H! (I-O!)
Don't you just LOVE how this young man decorated and wrote on his card?!
I DO! LOVE IT!!!!!
(My cousin Lori still signs her cards with "XO" and it ALWAYS makes me smile!)
Now, THESE - there's more of a story here. Read on....

This last photo. I have some "splaining" to do. (Anyone else remember I Love Lucy? LOVED that show!)

A new Dad made the card on the top left (green) - their child is currently in the hospital. This new dad was totally AWESOME - He was such a jokester! When I took the photo of his card, he told me that he hoped the other cards didn't feel bad because his was so good! I can tell you, humor makes a LOT of situations much better when parenting! His child is so blessed to have him as a Dad! We missed crafting with him last month on Mother's Day, but crafted with him on Father's Day. I pray that he and his family are back home soon! {{{PRAYERS AND HUGS FOR HEALING!}}}

The young lady holding her TWO cards - one is for her Dad. She was there with her sister, who's baby is in the hospital. So she made one for the baby's Dad too!

And check out the red shirt on the right side of the bottom photo. Do you see that she wrote "LOOK INSIDE" and drew a little circle/bubble around it? THAT is the best part of this card! You see, it is an origami-style folding for the shirt, BUT when you pull down the shirt front, it reveals a space for a secret message! THAT was so much fun for the kids (and the adults)! Praying for Baby "H" too! ***I will be doing my weekly Facebook LIVE on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:30 am Eastern and I'll show a quick how-to-make this shirt!***

And the last photo with the nine cards? Those are the leftovers we had. We made them and left them at the front desk for anyone to take. We brought enough for 30 cards, and this is all we had left. I'd say we did pretty well!

We will craft at the Columbus RMHC on Sunday, July 16th. IF you are a Stampin'Up! demonstrator and have volunteered with Stampin'Up! to help with the Columbus house, I hope to see you there!

And finally, hug and support those Dads out there! I came home and gave BOTH the boy and the hubby hugs and kisses. We are abundantly blessed...

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New Goodies! New Facebook LIVE!

Crafters -

I have been having so much fun playing with my new goodies - AND I still have one more shipment to come!

Want to see some of the goodies?

Check it out HERE!

I did this Facebook LIVE yesterday - I'm doing a Facebook LIVE once a week! You'll get a good laugh at the beginning when my charger fell! But other than that, you will really like to new stamp sets, the new papers, the new thinlits/framelits, just EVERYTHING!

My team meeting is on Tuesday and I'm trying to decide which items we should play with... hmmm....

What do YOU think?
The You Move Me Bundle?
The Coffee Cafe Bundle? (My personal favorite!)
The Oh So Eclectic Bundle?

What is YOUR favorite? Leave a comment below!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Bingo Night, ending with a BOGO!

Crafters -

We had so much fun on Friday evening! Seriously, I slept SO well after our Bingo Night! And I even heard from one of the other ladies and she said the SAME THING!

We played three games of Bingo and there were three prizes. Then we MADE three cards. Followed by three MORE games of Bingo - and we played FUN Bingo with those three! And we ended the evening with a sneak peek at my BOGO items.

A good time was had by all!

Check out the prizes the crafters won!
Debbie with her winnings!

Jill's so happy with her goodies!

Linda LOVED the ribbons and embellishments!

Can't wait to see what Summer does with her Memories and More!

Don't all of the ladies have just the BEST SMILES? I think they were happy with their goodies. Can't wait to see what they make with them!

I'm not sure which was the favorite prize... The This Little Piggy Clear Mount Stamp Set, Tranquil Tulips Photopolymer Mount HOST set (only available with Host/Stampin' Rewards!) or the pink Stampin'Up! mug! I had this mug from YEARS ago and came across my stash - still in their original boxes! You may see this mug again as a prize in the future. "Hi - my name is Dawn Stock and I LOVE (hoarding my) Stampin'Up! logo products!"  :)

Don't forget to contact me to sign up for my NEXT Bingo - September 8th from 7p-9p. Look forward to seeing you here!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Coffee Break Suite!

Crafters -

Did you see my Facebook Live Video today? I showed the swap card I made for my Team Leader's meeting last night.

AND I even made a card LIVE on the video!

The card on the left is the one I just made. The card on the right is my Swap Card.
Coffee Break Suite

You can watch the Facebook Live Video using the Coffee Break Suite that I did today HERE!

Want to products? HERE is the entire collection of the Coffee Break Suite, using:


Sunday, June 4, 2017

BINGO Night and First BOGO of 2017!!

Check it out!

Can you tell I'm getting ready for my BINGO Night on Friday evening (June 9th)? I'm also going to be setting out some BOGO items too. THIS is what I have so far! (You can read more about my Bingo Night HERE.)

Did you see the thinlits, framelits, and embossing folders in the back of the one box? And I'm still working my way through my stuff! I'm still working on the bundles that have matching thinlits/framelits too!

And this doesn't even include the rest of the thinlits, framelits, embossing folders, punches, ribbons, papers, etc! Can't wait!!!!

So looking forward to Friday evening's BINGO and my first BOGO of 2017 - hope to see you here too!

**UPDATE: I'm in the Central Ohio area. Give me a call (phone number listed in the header) or send me an email. I'd love to have you join us as well!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

New Catalog Launch and Facebook Live TODAY!

Crafters -

Two. More. Sleeps.

That's it! Then the new catalog will be here and we can order out of it! YEAH!!!!

Can you tell I'm just the teeniest bit excited about it?  :)  Anyone want to guess what I'm going to be talking about TODAY for my Facebook Live at 11:30 am Eastern? Hmmm.... maybe something(s) out of the new catalog? Make sure you tune into my Facebook page at 11:30 to see! (My facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/DawnStock.StampinUp.net/)


Wednesday evening is the first night of my New Catalog Launch / Kick-Off. That's the time where my customers can swing by and pick up their catalogs. I have ordered enough catalogs for all of my customers who have placed a $50 or more order in the past year. Those catalogs are ready for them!

Not a customer yet? Haven't placed an order for a while? NO PROBLEM! Swing by! Place your order during the New Catalog Launch / Kick-Off and I'll have a catalog for you when your order arrives! Easy-peasy!

And, as soon as I hit "submit" for this blog posting, I'm headed to the Post Office. Want to see what I have been working on for the past few weeks?
New Catalogs
Ready for New Catalog Launch / Kick-Off

For those of you who have been customers for a while, you know that I bind the catalogs for my hosts from the previous year (those who earned my Sale-A-Bration Celebration too!). Well, I also have a few customers who live out of state. I'm a-guessing they will not be attending the New Catalog Launch on Wednesday evening so I'm mailing theirs to them TODAY! (June Birthday cards are in the box too!)

And do you see those cute little baggies with the blue on the top? Want to know what's in those? Gotta attend the New Catalog Launch on Wednesday evening or Saturday morning!

I look forward to seeing you today on Facebook LIVE at 11:30 am Eastern, Wednesday evening at the Catalog Launch, and/or Saturday morning at the Catalog Launch! See you soon!

Friday, May 26, 2017

New Catalog Launch / Kick-Off!

Can you believe that in just SIX DAYS - yup - 6 DAYS! - the new Stampin'Up! catalog will be LIVE!

And I've been working really hard getting everything ready too!

Getting ready for
New Catalog Launch / Kick-Off
on May 31st!

All the bags are stuffed and ready to go!

Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 from 6p-8p OR Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 from 9a-11a.

See you soon!