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December 2011

Stampin' Up! Update: Stocking Builder Punch Not to Carry Over!

Oh my gosh!  In all my years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I've never seen a punch not carry over into the next catalog.  Be sure to read the Stampin' Up! announcement below for information about the Stocking Builder Punch inventory.  


Stocking Builder Punch

December 20, 2011

Our occasion-specific mini catalogs allow us the opportunity to share the latest seasonal products.  We often carry over a few select products from our mini catalogs into the following Idea Book & Catalog. This time, however, we have decided not to carry over the Stocking Builder Punch (item 124095) from the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog into the next Idea Book & Catalog. Instead we will offer other great designs in its place--not to mention a trendy, new design planned for next holiday season.

Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available for purchase.

 Yikes, I only had just started to scratch the surface for ways to use this adorable punch.  Here's a couple punch art ideas...



Stocking Builder Reindeer



Stocking Builder Horse


So, if this punch was on your wish list, you'll want to get it now.  You may also want to get the matching stamp set too.  Here are the links:

Stocking Building Punch #124095 ($16.95)
Stitched Stocking CLEAR stamp set #123784 ($19.95)
Stitched Stocking WOOD stamp set #123782 (27.95)


Don't forget to hit the Clearance Rack while you do your shopping for some fabulous deals on old body style punches!

As always - thank you for shopping with Dawn O!

Control Freaks Sneak Peak 2012 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration!


Welcome to the Control Freaks December 2011 Tour (officially starts December 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, Patty Bennett's blog.

Our theme for this month is:  Sneak Peak of Stampin' Up! 2012 Occasions Mini and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs!

Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit

I selected the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit for my sneak peak projects.  I was intrigued by this kit as it contains two sheets (12x12) of die cut printed flowers (double sided) and a pack of pink rhinestones - 30ea in two sizes.  Let me tell you - those pink rhinestones are SO cute!

For my two cards - I didn't skimp - I went all out!  Take a look...


For the flower scallop edge, I used the new stamp set that I earned for free...Bordering on Romance AND the matching NEW Edgelit - Adorning Accents!

If you look close - you can see I splurged on the pink rhinetsones and added them in between each of the little flowers.


StampsBordering on Romance
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelit, Blossom Builder Designer Printed Kit, 1/2" Circle Punch,  Lucky Limade Ruffled Ribbon

My second card was inspired by the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog card sample.  I changed up a few things to make it my own.  I really like this layout and I think I'll be using it again.


The greeting is a sneak peak from the 2012 Sale-a-Bration FREE stamp set Sprinkled Expressions!  And guess what?  I added pink rhinestones to that too.  Woohoo - I'm lovin' those tiny little rhinestones!


Stamps: Sprinkled Expressions
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Lucky Limeade, Confetti White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder , Blossom Builder Designer Printed Kit, Curly Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

My last project is a gable box decorated with the Blossom Builder Designer Printed Kit.


Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Texture Impressions Embossing Folder , Blossom Builder Designer Printed Kit, Blushing Bride Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Simply Scored, XL Oval Punch, Corner Rounder, Sticky Strip

Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my Stampin' Up! 2012 Occasions Mini and Sale-a-Bration Catalog Sneak Peaks.  Now on to more Sneak Peaks from my fellow Control Freak, Jan Tinklenberg.  I'm sure you're gonna love her projects!


Jolly Bingo Bits Holiday Card

Look at this fabulous Jolly Bingo Bits Holiday Card I received from my friend and assistant Kris Smith!   I opened it up and squealed with delight.  Didn't she do a great job?!


AND, look at her "handstamp" stamp.  I love the play on her name!


Stamps:  Jolly Bingo Bits (120857w or 121187c) and Four the Holidays (116921 wood only)

Kris is such a blessing to me.  She helps me with so many things and I don't know what I'd do without her.  Thanks for all you do Kris!

Enjoy~Dawn O


DOshopping-160Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make these projects at my ONLINE STORE



80%-OffDon't forget to visit the STAMPIN' UP! CLEARANCE RACK for bargains up to 80% off! Recently added over 200 items available until January 5th! But only while supplies last!


LoyaltyRewards-160Earn FREE STAMPS when you shop with Dawn! Learn about my DOstamping Customer Loyalty Rewards Program


Red Hot Stampin' Up! Deals: Up to 80% Off in Clearance Rack

Oh my guys are lovin' these Red Hot Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Deals!  And who wouldn't!  At up to 80% off - it's a steal.


Stampin' Up! just added over 200 items to the already fabulous Clearance Rack.  With markdowns on old body style punches (in current shapes), Build-a-Bear dies and paper, ribbon, Simply Sent kits and LOTS more...there's something for everyone!

These items will be in the store until January 5th...BUT, only while supplies last.  Some are sold out already.  So don't wait too long to snatch up these Red Hot Deals!!



Don't forget my DOstamping Loyalty Rewards Program

When your online orders reach $50 (before shipping/tax) - you'll receive Loyalty STARS from me, that you can redeem for free stamps! (at $100 you get two STARS, at $150 you get three STARS AND Stampin' Rewards too!).  Learn more about my popular Loyalty Program.

Thank you for shopping with me!


12 Weeks of Christmas Last Week, Get it Before it's Gone!


Wow -can you believe Christmas is almost here and another year has flown by?

Did you get a chance to receive my DOstamping 12 Weeks of Christmas Newsletters, with FREE weekly holiday project sheets? No? Well, I'm sending my last week out in just a couple of days. So you only have about 24 hrs to still get them, including links to all the ones you missed.

Be sure to sign up today to receive these popular newsletters. CLICK HERE, then enter your information. sure to select "Request My Newsletter" from the "Interest" drop down menu.

Think you're on the list, but haven't been receiving them?  Rest assured they've been going out.  Be sure to check your spam filter and/or add [email protected] to your address contact list.

Are you receiving my newsletters but having trouble viewing them in your browser? CLICK HERE for a simple solution.

Enjoy~Dawn O

The Christmas Tags are Ready!

Are you ready for Christmas?  I'm not.  But with the help of some of my downline, I've got some cute Christmas Tags ready to go!  Take a look...

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, laurie zoellmer, big shot, two tags die, shaker card, retired

Clockwise from the top:

Stitched Stocking Jingle Bells Tag Supplies
(created by Laurie Zoellmer)

Stamps:  Stitched Stockings (123782w or 123784c)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler (119669), Pear Pizzazz (119784)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler (119685), Pear Pizzazz (119795), Whisper White (100730
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), Stocking Builder Punch (124095), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119854), Mini Jingle Bells (124116), Linen Thread (100982), 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070), Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine (123125) Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


Snowman Shaker Tag Supplies
(created by Jan Carlson)

Stamps:  Tags Till Christmas (120847w or 121169c)
Markers:  Marina Mist (119679), Basic Black (100082), Pumpkin Pie (105115)
Paper:  Marina Mist (119682),Whisper White (100730)
Accessories:  1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1-3/4" Circle Punch (119854), Crop-a-Dile (108362) Window Sheets (114323), White Bakers Twine (124262), Mica Flakes (124115), Shaker Frames (124155)


Wreath Stitched Felt Tag Supplies
(created by me)

Stamps: Holiday Happiness (120786w or 120792c)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (119669)
Paper: Confetti White (102028)
Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Two Tags Die (115954), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 3/8" Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon (124105), Glue Dots (103683)


Dawn's Reminders

DOshopping-160Purchase the Stampin' Up! supplies to make these projects at my ONLINE STORE




LoyaltyRewards-160Earn FREE STAMPS when you shop with Dawn!  Learn about my DOstamping Customer Loyalty Rewards Program

Clearance Rack Blitz up to 80% Off!

Run, don't walk...because nearly 200 new items have been added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack in my online store...Up to 80% off!  Be sure to check it out!!  Woohoo - Christmas is coming early this year! 

NOTE:  If you have punches on your wish you can stock up on them as you'll find lots of "old body" style punches to choose from. 

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


Here are all the details...

Dates: December 15, 2011-January 5, 2012

Nearly 200 new Clearance Rack items have been added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail--only while supplies last!

Things to Remember

  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Orders can include non-Clearance Rack items, as well.
  • The Clearance Rack Blitz includes old-body style punches - WOOHOO!
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards.
  • Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last. There are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.
  • You may view Clearance Rack Blitz items in my ONLINE STORE
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 5, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)

Online Store Viewing Tip:
  to view all Clearance Rack items at once...look on the right where is says "Show: 8", click the drop down arrow and select ALL.

Don't forget about my Loyalty Rewards Program.  When you place an order in increments of $50.00, you'll receive STAR POINTS from me, which you can redeem for FREE STAMPS!!

Enjoy fabulous savings by clicking over to my Online Store!

Thanks~Dawn O