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January 2015

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Weekly Deals

To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Week's Deals to your shopping bag - ends Monday. 

#weeklydeals from #stampinup #dostamping #craftingsupplies

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Bokeh Technique Card & Video, Last Chance for Holiday Catalog, Blog Candy

I finally have the video done for the Bokeh Technique.  (side note: It's been delayed because I just got a new camera.  I've used an older Sony Handycam for years, which I love!  But I've noticed the visual quality of my videos on YouTube haven't been so good this year.  I think that's due to their widescreen format change.  So...I got a new HD camera and I'm loving it!  Having said that - everything needed updating...a new software program, new widescreen graphics, etc.  It's a learning curve.  But I'm excited - as the visual quality is amazing. Though still experimenting with white or black backgrounds.  I'll get there.)

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The Bokeh Stamping Technique is really hot right now.  I've seen several different samples.  I don't think there's a right or wrong way to do it.  Each time you try it, it will come out differently.  Last month I shared it with my club members and it was a hit...messy, but fun!  

What is Bokeh?  

  • It's actually a photography technique: the visual quality of the out-of-focus area of a photographic image.
  • Creates out of focus points of light.
  • Pronounced bo-kay (like a bouquet of flowers). 

Bokeh stamping technique card & video shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

Dawn's Stamping Tips:

  • Select two more colors (mine are Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon)
  • Use sponge dauber to randomly sponge colors onto Whisper White cardstock panel (mine is 5" x 3-3/4").  Experiment with the intensity of the color, using a lighter or heavier hand to apply the ink.
  • Let dry
  • Create a "circle template" with Circle Collection Framelits and Window Sheets (see example in video below)
  • Using the template, sponge Whisper White craft ink circles over the color previously added.
  • Let dry (optional: use heat tool to speed up the drying process)
  • Don't forget to ooh and aah!

Bokeh stamping technique card & video shared by Dawn Olchefske  #dostamping #stampinup

See it in action in my How'd She DO That? video!

WATCH VIDEO: Bokeh Stamping Technique

 

Wasn't that fun?  Give it a try, I just know you're gonna love it!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Frosted Sequins
ENDS TODAY
Jan 5th

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Last Chance for Holiday Catalog products & Year-End Closeout!

Both the Holiday Catalog and the Year-End Closeout Sale ends today.  If there were items on your wishlist, be sure to get them today! 

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For a PFD listing of items that will end on January 5th - click here

SHOP: Holiday Catalog

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SHOP: Year-End Closeout Sale

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The Winners of the Blog Candy... 

Blog Candy offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Thank you for all of your kind comments left on this post.  There were 84 comments, so I decided to select two people to receive the Good Greetings stamp set:

  • I keep thinking I "NEED" this stamp set!! The more cards I see using "Making Spirits Bright", the more ideas I come up with! I think your card just sealed the deal! Love it! What about pink champagne!!??  Posted by: Amy | January 02, 2015 at 11:41 AM

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 Amy and Debbie - be sure to send me your full name and mailing address to dostamping@yahoo.com.  

Congrats and enjoy!! 

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

2015 Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration
starts tomorrow, Jan 6th!!


Say Goodbye to the Holiday Catalog & 12 Crazy About You Sneak Peeks!

Catalog Transition Dates and Items Ending Jan 5th

I've been receiving several questions regarding start and end dates of our seasonal catalogs.  Here they are...

  • 2014 Holiday Catalog: Ends January 5
  • 2015 Occasions Catalog: Starts January 6 - ends June 2
  • 2015 Sale-a-Brations Brochure: Starts January 6 - ends March 31
  • Dawn's Occasions Catalog Product Shares - taking reservations

If you're an active customer with me, the Occasions Catalog and SAB Brochure should have arrived in your mailbox by now.  Some have questioned whether they have received the Occasions Catalog yet.  It can be confusing, as the Occasions Catalog has a "double cover"...  

  • The outer one that is yellow and has reminders for Sale-a-Bration.  
  • The real cover is under that...  
    • Just turn the page and you'll discover the amazing Occasions Catalog, showcasing the beautiful Build-a-Bouquet Project Kit on the front cover! 

New, as you browse through the 2015 Occasions Catalog, you'll find that a handful of products from the 2014 Holiday Catalog are being featured (in addition to those found on page 49).  However, most will "disappear".

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Here's some of my favorites NOT Carrying Forward from the 2014 Holiday Catalog (with links to some samples):

Be sure to stock up before they are gone, gone, gone!

For a full list of items that will end on January 5th - click here

SHOP: Holiday Catalog

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Speaking of the Occasions Catalog...

Here's some sneak peeks at one of the fabulous sets, Crazy For You.  In fact, it's availabile paired with the new Hello You Thinlits Dies for bundled savings of 15%!

  • Crazy About You (138856w, 138859c or 137137p)
  • Hello You Thinlit Dies (137363)

Bundle and Save 15%

  • Wood Bundle (139324)
  • Clear Bundle (139325)
  • Photopolymer Bundle (138873)

Enjoy these samples that were on display at Founder's Circle this past fall...

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

 

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

Crazy about You & Hello You Thinlits samples from Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #Occasions2015

I think this will be an incredibly versatile set with 30 images for greetings and 3 floral images too.  A must-have for every stamper!

Enjoy~Dawn

PS:  Don't forget to leave a comment on the Happy New Year post for getting your name in for my Blog Candy Drawing (ending Sunday)...click here 

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

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Year-End Closeout Sale - Ends January 5th 


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #113: Happy New Year & Blog Candy

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Home Sweet Home Challenge!  

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Happy New Year using Stampin' Up!'s Making Spirits Bright stamp set, created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC113, #dostamping  

Happy New Year!  The Making Spirits Bright stamp set is not only perfect for the new year, but many occasions throughout the year.  It's currently available from the Holiday Catalog, but that will end on January 5th.  I have a PDF list of Holiday Catalog Items that will not be carried over.  Print it out and look it over...see what's left on your wish list.

Happy New Year using Stampin' Up!'s Making Spirits Bright stamp set, created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC113, #dostamping

This card is pretty straight forward, but you might be wondering...how did she color the glasses?  Good question, I wasn't sure it was going to work, but it work perfectly.  I used a Blender Pen with the Metallic Gold Encore Pad to color the glasses.  I'm lovin' the results!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Check out more "Home Sweet Home Challenge" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below): 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Ornate Tag Topper Punch
Coming Jan 6th

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Enter to Win...Good Greetings Stamp Set

Blog Candy offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Let's kick-off the new year with some Blog Candy!  How to win?

  • Get your name entered to win by leaving a comment on this post. (then scroll to the bottom and click on comments)
  • For every 100 comments - I'll select a name to win a Good Greetings stamp set!
  • Up to 5 winners! 
  • Ends Sunday, Jan 4th at midnight.  I'll announce winners on Monday.

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

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Year-End Closeout Sale - Ends January 5th