Previous month:
November 2012
Next month:
January 2013

December 2012

DOstamping Celebration Day#4: Festival of Prints Tree Card & Give-a-Way

Before we get to today's celebration, I just want to say how much I'm touched by all your sweet, kind, generous and sometimes funny comments. I have read them all (over 400 of them - wow!).  Some have brought tears to my eyes and some have made me laugh.  I know it's a busy time of year and to take time from your busy day to leave a comment, that means a lot to me!  My readers are the best and I SO appreciate YOU!  Ok - enough of the mushy stuff.  Let's get to it...

Welcome to DOstamping Celebration Day #4 and today's easy, flat for ease of mailing Festival of Prints DSP Christmas Tree Card & Video.

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, festival of prints dsp, christmas tree card

Today's card was inspired by the bi-monthly demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.  Each time I receive one of these magazines, I curl up on the couch and earmark projects that inspire me, as well as articles I find useful for my business.  

Of course, I rarely make the exact same card, but this one is pretty close.  In today's under 5 minute video, I share tips for cutting strips of the Festival of Prints DSP to make two cards at the same time...huge timesaver!!  Great for any last-minute cards you still need to make. 

WATCH VIDEO:  Easy Festival of Prints Tree Card

  

I hope you enjoyed today's card and video~Dawn O

_________________________________________________________________________

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

_________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!

NEW Holiday Packaging Bundles
New Arrivals and Stampin' Up! Specials

___________________________________________________________________________

Only 3 days left to get FREE INK and SAVE MONEY on your stamping hobby!

Ink-redible-3DO

HUGE SAVINGS!
Stampin' Up! INK-REDIBLE Starter Kit Bonus!

Choose a free collection of inkpads ($49.95 value)...Now thru 12/16!

Whether you want to:
save money on your hobby (buy from yourself)
or make money on your hobby (have people buy from you). 

There is a place for you at Stampin' Up! & my DOstamperSTARS!

  Learn More  OR  Join Today!

___________________________________________________________________________

DOstamping Celebration Day #4 Prize Give-a-Way:
FOUR Tulle Ribbon 

Tulle-Ribbon

There will be four lucky winners for today's prize!
a package of Tulle Ribbon

Here's how to enter to win!

DOstamping-Celebration-Bann

1.  Click on the title of this blog post
2.  Scroll down to the comment section at the bottom
3.  Enter your comment

Drawings to take place Mon, 12/17

 


DOstamping Celebration Day#3: Evergreen Gold Ice & Give-a-Way

Welcome to DOstamping Celebration Day #3 and today's beautiful Evergreen Gold Ice Embossed Card & Video.

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, evergreen, embossing

Today's card is inspired by a card swap I received at Founder's Circle from Lee Conroy.  I made some changes to the ribbon and embossing, but the basic card idea came from Lee.

So, why am I using the term Gold Ice?  Good question.  That's because I mixed Gold and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powders together to get more of a shimmery look, which matches the gorgeous look of Champagne Shimmer Paper!  It's hard to see in the photo above, but I think you'll get a better look at it in the video.  Check it out below.

WATCH VIDEO:  Beautiful Gold Ice Evergreen Card

  

I hope you enjoyed today's card and video~Dawn O

_________________________________________________________________________

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

_________________________________________________________________________

NEW Holiday Packaging Bundles

New Arrivals and Stampin' Up! Specials

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!

_________________________________________________________________________

DOstamping Celebration Day #3 Prize Give-a-Way:
THREE Glimmer Papers

Glimmer-Paper-3

Yes, that's right.  There will be three lucky winners for today's prize!
a pack of Glimmer Paper

Here's how to enter to win!

DOstamping-Celebration-Bann

1.  Click on the title of this blog post
2.  Scroll down to the comment section at the bottom
3.  Enter your comment

Drawings to take place Mon, 12/17

 


DOstamping Celebration Day#2: Elf Shoes Punch Art & Give-a-Way

Welcome to DOstamping Celebration Day #2 and today's stickin' cute Elf Shoes Punch Art Card & Video

For the last couple years, these adorable Elf Shoe Cards have been making the rounds on the web.  This time of year we can find them everywhere.  I was actually introduced to them first by my friend and DOstamperSTAR, Jan Carlson.  She made her Elf Shoe Card a couple of years ago and it's been on my list ever since.  And now...I finally made one!  Not sure what I was waiting for, as it was easy and so much FUN!! 

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, be of good cheer dsp, top note die, big shot, elf shoes, punch art, christmas



WATCH VIDEO: Easy Elf Shoes Punch Art Card

  

Hope you enjoyed the video~Dawn O

_________________________________________________________________________

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

__________________________________________________________________________

Only 5 Days Left to Get FREE Ink!!

Ink-redible-3DO

HUGE SAVINGS!
Stampin' Up! INK-REDIBLE Starter Kit Bonus!

Choose a free collection of inkpads ($49.95 value)...Now thru 12/16!

For only $99, you can select $125 worth of Stampin' Up! product. 
Whether you want to:
save money on your hobby (buy from yourself)
or make money on your hobby (have people buy from you). 

There is a place for you at Stampin' Up! & my DOstamperSTARS!

Check out Stampin' Up!
Check out Dawn's DOstamperSTARS

  Learn More  OR  Join Today!

_________________________________________________________________________

NEW Holiday Packaging Bundles

New Arrivals and Stampin' Up! Specials

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!

_________________________________________________________________________

DOstamping Celebration Day #2 Prize Give-a-Way:
TWO Holiday Samplers

Holiday-Samplers

Yes, that's right.  There will be two lucky winners for today's prize!
Holiday Sampler Packs
Filled with samples of DSP, Fabric, Buttons, Kits and More!!

Here's how to enter to win!

DOstamping-Celebration-Bann

1.  Click on the title of this blog post
2.  Scroll down to the comment section at the bottom
3.  Enter your comment

Drawings to take place Mon, 12/17


DOstamping Celebration Day#1: Holiday Wreath Interlocking Card & Give-a-Way

We kick off our DOstamping Celebration Day #1 with a fun Interlocking Floral Frames Wreath Card & Video

This suprisingly easy and fun interlocking card was shared by my friend Julie Davison.  Her card was a summer floral card, but I switched it up for the holidays.  Thanks for your inspiration Julie!

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, floral frames framelits, wreath, interlocking card, daydream medallions, big shot, christmas

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, floral frames framelits, wreath, interlocking card, daydream medallions, big shot, christmas

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, floral frames framelits, wreath, interlocking card, daydream medallions, big shot, christmas

WATCH VIDEO:  Floral Frames Wreath Interlocking Card

 

Hope you enjoyed the video~Dawn O

_________________________________________________________________________

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

__________________________________________________________________________

NEW Holiday Packaging Bundles

New Arrivals and Stampin' Up! Specials

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!

_________________________________________________________________________

DOstamping Celebration Day #1 Prize Give-a-Way:
ONE Tags & Trim Gift Box

Stampin-Up-Gift-Box
I've heard from a lot of you when I posted this adorable
Tags and Trim Gift Box & Video
I've put several of them together for friends and family, 
AND
(insert drumroll)
I have ONE left for YOU!

Here's how to enter to win!

DOstamping-Celebration-Bann

1.  Click on the title of this blog post
2.  Scroll down to the comment section at the bottom
3.  Enter your comment

Drawings to take place Mon, 12/17

 


It's another DOstamping Celebration!

Woohoo - so many things have been going on here, that it's time for another DOstamping Celebration!  In fact - 5 Days of Celebrating!  I've hit several milestones in the past 30 days, all because of YOU!

DOstamping-Celebration-Bann

  • A couple weeks ago, I hit 4 Million Hits 400k-Hitson my DOstamping With Dawn Blog
  • This week is my 5 year Blogging Anniversary
  • Last month was my 3 year Video Anniversary with over 150 videos (and more added weekly!)
  • Last month I earned Stampin' Up!'s Grand Vacation to the Western Caribbean!

It's all so exciting!  So I thought I'd share the excitement with you with daily projects and videos, and 15 prize drawings! 

To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog - specifically on the daily DOstamping Celebration Blog Posts.  Be sure to stop by daily to enter.  If you don't know how to leave a comment, learn how here.

All prize drawings will take place on Monday, December 17th.

Thank you to all of you that support my business.  Whether you're a online or local club member, an occasional or loyal shopper, a DOstamperSTAR - you all mean a lot to me and help with the success of my business.  I can't say thank you enough!!

Enjoy our DOstamping Celebration!

Enter to win here...


CAS: The Open Seas, Peace on Earth

Today's card is a clean and simple (cas) Handmade Christmas Card.  If you're running low on time and need a quick card - you're gonna love The Open Seas, Peace on Earth Card

That's right, it uses the Open Seas stamp set, a traditionally male stamp set.  However, the "earth" image is perfectly suited to coordinate with the Peace on Earth greeting from the 2012 Holiday Catalog stamp set, Greetings of the Season.  Die cut it with the Holiday Ornament Framelits and in no time at all, you're good to go!

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, open seas, peace on eartth, holiday ornament framelits, big shot, christmas

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, open seas, peace on eartth, holiday ornament framelits, big shot, christmas

This version I paired with the Northern Flurry TIEF

 

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, open seas, peace on eartth, holiday ornament framelits, big shot, christmas

This one I paired with the Woodgrain TIEF
(from the 2012 Holiday Catalog).

I'm not sure which one I like the best.  I'm leaning towards the Woodgrain background.  It's a little bit non-traditional for Christmas.  But I think it suits the theme and message for this card.  What about you...which do you prefer?

Enjoy~Dawn O

_________________________________________________________________________

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

________________________________________________________________________

Ornamental Elegance Kit & Card Buffet Class updates:

  1. I'm afraid the Ornamental Elegance Kit offering from Stampin' Up! is sold out.
  2. Speaking of sold out...Dawn's Just Card Buffet TO GO Class is also sold out.  In fact, it sold out so fast this month (less than 24 hrs), I was taken by surprise.  I even had twice as many packets available than I normally do and was honestly a little bit worried that I may have over prepped.  Wow - you guys really like these kits.  Thank you - that means a lot to me!!
  3. Don't miss out on next month's Card Buffet TO GO Class.  All you need to do is email me to add you to my Monthly Subscriber List.  Here are the simple and easy details:

Monthly Subscriber Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers receive a special 3-Day Advance Notice of the class availability (before they are made available to the public). This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out. In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to receive a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

NOTE:  This class generally sells out fast (sometimes within 24 hrs hours after posting to the public).  So I highly recommend Monthly Subscribers purchase their kit within the 3-day advance notice timeframe, to ensure receiving a full card selection class kit.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:  DOstamping@yahoo.com

_________________________________________________________________________

  • Only One Week Left for FREE INK!
  • Ink-redible-Join-DO 
  • With the holidays approaching, now is a great time to join, especially if you have a long wish list.  Make your holidays happy when you buy from yourself and save!
  • When you join Stampin' Up! and my DOstamperSTARS now thru December 16th...Not only can you select $125 worth of Stampin' Up! product for only $99.  But you can also choose a free collection of inkpads ($49.95)value!  Choose Bolds, Subtles or Regals.  

    Whether you want to:

    • save money on your hobby (buy from yourself) or
    • make money on your hobby (have people buy from you)

    There is a place for you at Stampin' Up! and my DOstamperSTARS!

    Join Today!

    Like new DOstamperSTARS Shelley and Valerie...
    I look forward to welcoming YOU too, to my DOstamperSTARS!

  • _________________________________________________________________________

    Stampin' Up! Shopping, New Arrivals, Specials...
  • Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!


    Simply Wow: Masked Brayered Shimmer Mist Technique Video

    You guys are in for a treat today.  This gorgeous Masked Brayered Shimmer Mist card was inspired by a simple but wow card swap I received from Lynsay Mahon at Founder's Circle.

    stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, come to bethlehem, champagne shimmer mist, brayer technique, christmas

    stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, demonstrator, come to bethlehem, champagne shimmer mist, brayer technique, christmas


    There are several little tips and techniques used on this card and I've captured them on the video below:

    • Create a "window" masking template with a square punch
    • How to use 2-way Glue Pen as a temporary adhesive
    • How to create your own Shimmer Mist
    • and more!

    Watch Video: Simply But Wow Shimmer Misted Window Card

     

    Enjoy~Dawn O

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Dawn's Stamping Supplies

    • Stamps:  Come to Bethlehem (118732w or 120591c)
    • Ink:  Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse
    • Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse
    • Accessories: 1-3/8" Square Punch (119877), Champagne Mist Shimmer Mist (116806), Stampin' Spritzer (126185), Brayer (102395), 2-way Glue Pen (100425)
    • Other: Rubbing Alcohol

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Ornamental Elegance Kit! 

      Ornamental-Elegance-Pic

    I've been receiving a couple questions about this awesome kit.

    Q.  Do I have to cut all the ornaments out?
    A.  No - No need for framelits or stamp set or even scissors.  This kit is already die cut and all you have to do is punch out the pieces!!

    Q. How many ornaments does the kit make?
    A. The kit will make 10 full ornaments - wow!!  Heck of a deal for only $14.95.

    Q. How long will the kit be available?
    A. Only while supplies last - so hurry and get yours today!!


    Ornamental Elegance Kit (132832) for only $14.95 includes:

    • Die-Cut Cardstock Elements to make 10 Heirloom Ornaments
    • Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon
    • Natural Linen Thread
    • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
    • Large Pearl Basic Jewels.  
    • PDF Instructions link: http://bit.ly/OrnamentalElegance

    Ornamental-Elegance-content

     

    Order now so you will have plenty of time to make them for Christmas gifting—or for your family tree!

    Available while supplies last in my Stampin' Up! Online Store.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Thank you for Shopping with Dawn!

     

     


    Dec 2012: Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO class is Now Available!

    My popular "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO class is ready for December.  Monthly subscribers have received theirs already and there are some packets left just for YOU!

    This month's class kit:  December 2012 - sold out (12/06 10:30am)

    Kits generally sell out in less than a week, so purchase your kit today!

    Card-Buffet-HO-015
     

    • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/paypal fees
    • US mailing addresses only
    • Available while supplies last
    • Kits are generally ready around the 5th of each month (and sell out fast!)
    • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below)
    • All sales are final
    • Click Buy Now to get your Class Kit (If you are receiving this via email subscription or viewing in a reader program, CLICK HERE to purchase)

    ______________________________________________________________________________

    NOTE:  Within 24-48 hrs of your purchase, your class kit will be mailed and you'll receive an email notice with your card kit PDF.

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    Monthly Subscriber Information:

    Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers receive a special 3-Day Advance Notice of the class availability (before they are made available to the public). This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out. In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to receive a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

    NOTE:  This class generally sells out fast (sometimes within 24 hrs hours after posting to the public).  So I highly recommend Monthly Subscribers purchase their kit within the 3-day advance notice timeframe, to ensure receiving a full card selection class kit.

    Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:  DOstamping@yahoo.com

    _____________________________________________________________________________

    Here are the details for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class:

    1. You'll receive a variety of the card kits shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different card kits, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.)  However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of card offerings.
    2. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card.  Adhesive is not included.
    3. Details instructions are NOT provided.  Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF.  The PDF will include a photo and supply list for each card.  Be sure to save the PDF to your computer to assist you in completing your card.  If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
    4. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images).  However, most border punching is NOT provided.
    5. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary.
    6. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits.  This is in accordance with Stampin' Up! policy.   If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you may purchase them in my online store or you can substitute like-size or styled images.

    If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.

    Thank you!

    Dawn Olchefske
    Stampin' Up! Demonstrator