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August 2011

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Sneak Peak from the Controlfreaks

Freakwelcome

Welcome to the Control Freaks August 2011 Tour (officially starts August 20th). We are thrilled to have you join us today. Our tour is nice and short, and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers, sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, if you started in the middle of the tour, you may have just come from fellow freaker and friend Barb Mullikin blog.

Our theme for this month is:  Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog Sneak Peaks

When I first saw the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog, I totally fell in love with the Spice Cake Collection.  I'm a "Autumn" kind of gal anyways - so that would make sense.  Stampin' Up! did a great job with this collection.  Giving the color combo an updated twist by adding a blue tone - Pool Party, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Peasr Pizzazz, River Rock and Very Vanilla.  Having said that - I used Baja Breeze for the blue in my projects today.  Not sure why, I just kinda grab it.  But guess what - it works!

I'm starting with an "It's a Wrap Holidays" card.  This stamp set was designed to fit on 1" x 2-5/8" size labels.  However, I stamped it on Very Vanilla cardstock to create my own "labels" for this card.

Its-a-wrap-holiday 

The "ribbon" is actually the Spice Cake Designer Fabric "ripped" in a 1" strip.  LOVE IT!!

My next project features another new product coming September 1st - Kraft Gift Box.  Four boxes for only $2.95 - it's a heck of a deal!!  I can see so many things fitting into these boxes.  They're sized 3-1/2 x 3-1/2 x 2-1/2.

Autumn-Spice-Gift-Box 

I decorated it with Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Designer Fabric and a Designer Button!  Here's a close up...

Autumn-Spice-Gift-BoxCU 
 
Here are the new items from the Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog you'll find in my projects above:

1. It's a Wrap Holidays stamp set
2. Spice Cake Designer Fabric 
3. Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (on the box)
4. Spice Cake Designer Buttons
5. Kraft Gift Box

Additional Supplies used:

Ink and Cardstock: Soft Suede, More Mustard, Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla 
Big Shot: Houndstooth Texture Impressions Embossing Folder
Other: Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! 2011 Holiday Mini Catlaog sneak peak. Now on to more Stampin' Up! inspiration from my fellow Control Freak, Liz ShultzYou're gonna love her projects too!

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DOstamping Celebrates Day #2: Wedding Photo Wallet Mini Album Video

Wow - thank you SO much for your awesome comments and feedback.  I've read them all and I'm feelin' the love.  My readers are just the best!!

On to day #2 of our DOcelebration!  Like I discussed yesterday - I get a lot of requests for either more information or questions on how to do something.  Today's project falls into the "request for more information" category.  A couple of years ago, I did a class that featured an adorable Photo Wallet Album found here.  Since that time - I've received TONS of requests on how to make one.  Well, again...today is your lucky day! 

Here's a remake of that project using a wedding theme with Elements of Style and Word Play stamp sets (speaking of Word Play - look before for today's blog candy!).

Wedding Photo Wallet Mini Album

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 To watch a how-to demonstration...
1.video-30 Video: WEDDING PHOTO WALLET MINI ALBUM

  

 

For full supply list, measurements and basic instructions...
1.Printer-50 Print: WEDDING PHOTO WALLET MINI ALBUM PDF

 

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

 Enjoy~Dawn O

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1.Blog-Candy 
Today's prize is another one of my favorites...

Word Play stamp set AND yes, today's project too!

WordPlay 

How to Enter:  Leave a comment on this blog post.  Share what is your favorite stamp set.  

If you're new to leaving comments and wondering how - click here to learn how

ALL drawings will take place end of day on Wednesday, August 24th.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Reminders

  • Dawn's 5-Day Online Ordering Special - ends August 22nd
  • BUY 3, GET 1 FREE Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper August 2011 Special
  • Get organized for your next order by filling out a WISH LIST
  • New STAMPIN' UP! HOSTESS REWARDS PROGRAM gives you more options
  • Place a $50 or more online order and earn free stamps with my DOstamping LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM
  • Want all the new ribbon and paper? Check out my hugely popular PRODUCT SHARES and get a little of each! AUGUST ONLY: Special pricing on Paper Shares

  • DOstamping Order Special - only 5 Days!

    Here are the details for my 5-day DOcelebrate Personal Ordering Special

    Dates:  August 18th through August 22nd - extended thru Wednesday, August 24th

    1.  Place an online order of $75 or more and you'll receive a gift from me

    • a Ruffled Ribbon Bonus Pack (includes ONE yard of each of the Five In Color Ruffled Ribbons)
    • AND double your DOstamping Loyalty STARS  (receive TWO stars)

    OR

    2.  Double your order to $150 or more and you'll double your gift from me, AND receive hostess benefits too!!

    • a Ruffled Ribbon Bonus Pack (includes TWO yards of each of the Five In Color Ruffled Ribbons)
    • AND double your DOstamping Loyalty STARS (receive SIX stars - that's right!)

     

    RuffledRibbon
     
    All gifts will be sent after the end of the month along with your thank you card!

    Visit my ONLINE STORE to place your order today!

    Thank you~Dawn O

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    Dawn's Reminders

  • BUY 3, GET 1 FREE Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper August 2011 Special
  • Get organized for your next order by filling out a WISH LIST
  • New STAMPIN' UP! HOSTESS REWARDS PROGRAM gives you more options
  • Place a $50 or more online order and earn free stamps with my DOstamping LOYALTY REWARDS PROGRAM
  • Want all the new ribbon and paper? Check out my hugely popular PRODUCT SHARES and get a little of each! AUGUST ONLY: Special pricing on Paper Shares
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    DOstamping Celebrates Day #1: Heart Punch Art Flower Video

    I'm excited to kick off my 5-Day DOcelebration Event!  Celebrating both my birthday month and two million hits!  Each day you'll be greeted with a fun project and FREE give-a-ways!  

    Many of the projects I'll be sharing during the 5-Day DOcelebration Event are requests from YOU, my readers, as well as some of my favorite Stampin' Up! products

    Case in point...today's project is a card that has by far been the most requested project on my blog.  Last year, I received this red flower punch art card from one of my DOstamperSTARS downline, Sue McDonough. This card struck a chord with you and I was flooded with requests for more information.  So, today is your lucky day! 

    Let's get the party started with a Heart Punch Art Flower card!

    Heart-Punch-Flower-Card 

    To watch a how-to demonstration...
    1.video-30 Video:  HEART PUNCH ART FLOWER VIDEO

      

     

    For full supply list, measurements and basic instructions...
    1.Printer-50 Print: HEART PUNCH ART FLOWER PDF

     

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    1.Blog-Candy 
    Yes - each day I'll have Blog Candy Prizes for YOU! 

    Today's prize is one of my favorites, a Wisteria Wonder Bundle which includes:
    cardstock, ruffled ribbon, classic ink pad AND yes, today's card too!

    WisteriaPrize 

    How to Enter:  Leave a comment on this blog post.  Share what new In-Color is your favorite (Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party or Island Indigo).

    If you're new to leaving comments and wondering how - click here to learn how

    ALL drawings will take place end of day on Wednesday, August 24th. 

    Enjoy~Dawn O

     

     


    Reflection Technique Video with Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

    Today I'm showing how to achieve stunning results with just a stamp, ink and a Window Sheet.  It's called the Reflection Technique and I was amazed at just how easy it is to do!

    When was the last time you used your Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree stamp set? It had been awhile for me.  But each time I use it, I remember why I got it in the first place, as it is lovely! And it's perfect for the Reflection Technique.

    Lovely-as-a-Tree 

    1.PushPin-Note-Reminder-35 Dawn's Stamping Tips - Reflection Technique

    1.  Ink image and stamp onto cardstock
    2.  Ink image again and stamp on clear Window Sheet
    3.  Flip stamped Window Sheet over so image is facing down
    4.  Carefully line up image w/first stamped image to create a "reflection"
    5.  Place onto cardstock and rub over it to transfer the image
    6.  Color grass and water using sponge daubers

     

    1.video-30 Watch the VIDEO:  Reflection Technique

     

    1.Rubberstamp-40 Dawns Stamping Supplies
    (From 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog )

    Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree (#115026), Faith in Nature (hostess set)
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist
    Paper:   Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Marina Mist Whisper White cardstock
    Accessories:  Big Shot, Houndstooth Texture Impressions Embossing Folder,  Ticket Corner Punch, Silver Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Window Sheets, Sponge Daubers  

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

    Enjoy~Dawn O

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    Dawn's Reminders:

     


    Stamping 101 Classes with Stampin' Up! Warmest of Wishes

    One of the best things about this year's Stampin' Up! Convention was all of the surprises we received throughout the event.  On the last day, at the last session, we are all received the NEW Warmest of Wishes Holiday Mini Catalog Hostess stamp set (available to purchase with your hostess dollars beginning 9/1 when you place a $150 or more order).  It's so darn cute and matches several Stampin' Up! Punches

    I knew I had to design a class around it.  So it's my Fall Stamping 101 Class to introduce new stampers to this wonderful hobby!  If you live west of the Twin Cities and would like to attend, see the details below and a sneak peak at one of the cards we'll be making.

    Halloween-Owl

    STAMPING 101 CLASS - FALL

    Come and enjoy making 3 cards for the upcoming holidays.    

    When:  Tuesday, August 23rd (open from 4:30-8:30pm)

    Where:  Dawn's place, Waverly, MN

    RSVP: by Sunday, August 21st

    Fee:  $5.00 (for three cards)

    All supplies, adhesive and tools are supplied

     

    Bonus:  Make a second set for only $4 more, OR

    Bring a Friend new to me and your 2nd set is FREE

     

    Great for beginner and experienced stampers alike!

    you'll learn basic stamping, plus a fun stamping technique called Rock & Roll!

     

    RSVP NOW by visiting my Events Calendar

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    Dawn's Reminders:


    Sharing Birthday Cards

    What a nice weekend it was to celebrate my birthday!  Thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes to me on Facebook, email and even handmade birthday cards (imagine that)!  Below are some of the cards I received.  Thank you ladies!

    Creative-Elements-Sandy 
    Sandy Carlson
    Stamp sets:  Creative Elements (I'm gonna have get this one!) & Petite Pairs (one of my new favorites!)

     

    Gayle 

    Gayle Klingelhoets
    Stamp set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes

     

    Jane-McNamera 

    Jane McNamera
    Stamp set:  On Your Birthday

     

    Jill 
    My sister, Jill Hamlett

     

    Judi-Howard 

    Judi Howard

     

    LuAnn-Graber 

    LuAnn Graber
    Stamp set:  Flower Fest

     

    Ruby-dooby-doo 
    All the way from Ireland...Lynne (aka: Ruby-dooby-doo)

     

    Again - thank you ladies.  Wonderful cards!!

    Enjoy~Dawn O

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    Dawn's Reminders: