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December 2015 Control Freak Tour: Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks December 2015. We are thrilled to have you join us today (we'll be fully-live by 12/20). Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from my friend and fellow friend Julie Davison's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek


With the Occasions & Sale-A-Bration catalog release just around the corner (January 5th), we're sharing creations made with these new products.  I chose to focus on the fast approaching Valentine's Day holiday (which is less than two months away).

Love Blossoms Collection

New Occasions Catalog Love Blossoms Control Freaks Tour card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 


 Blossoms Quilt Card

NEW Love Blossoms Quilt Card created by Dawn Olchefske for Control Freaks Tour  #dostamping #stampinup
If you're a follower of mine, you probably know that I've been enjoying making these 9-square quilt cards.  I just made a Christmas card one a few days ago and as long as the supplies were out, I thought I'd switch it up for Valentine's Day.  So...what's new?

Love Blossom Products:

  • 140643 Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 140548 Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 140550 Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper 

Dawn's Tips

  • Punch (9) 1" squares of Love Blossoms DSP Stack - great way to show off all of the lovely patterns!
  • Adhere squares to a piece of 3-1/4" square Whisper White cardstock
  • Adhere that to a piece of 3-1/2" square Garden Green cardstock
  • Adhere to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Rose Red card with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Enjoy!

 

Love Blossoms Control Freaks Tour card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

All you need to add is a greeting. which I stepped up with some fun accessories using the new Blushing Bride Glimmer paper (punched with Banner punch).  The glossy heart is an Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Sticker adhere to a Rose Red heart punched with the matching Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack heart.  It's the perfect little accent!

Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140643 Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 140548 Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 140550 Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper 
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 102584 Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
  • 126973 Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad 
  • 102544 Rose Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 131198 Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 120907 Decorative Label Punch
  • 133519 Banner Punch 
  • 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • 137856 Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers
  • 124262 Twine Baker's Whisper White 
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples 
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler 
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Love Blossoms Ghirardelli Square Treat Holder

Love Blossoms Ghirardelli Treat Holder for Control Freaks Tour created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 This darling little treat holder came out exactly how I envisioned in my head...and only took two tries - woohoo!  Plus, it only needs a quarter sheet of cardstock.  With a few score lines, a couple of punches with the Envelope Punch Board, I was able to create the perfect size Ghirardelli Square Treat Holder.

I know you're gonna want the directions.  And even though it was an easy little pouch to put together, I think it might be easier to show you with a video (we'll see if I can squeeze it in). 

Love Blossoms Ghirardelli Treat Holder for Control Freaks Tour created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup Dawn's Stamping Supplies

  • 140643 Bloomin' Love Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 140548 Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 100730 Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 102544 Rose Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 131198 Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
  • 126954 Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 122334 Simply Scored
  • 133774 Envelope Punch Board
  • 138296 Washi Label Punch
  • 133786 Sweetheart Punch 
  • 124262 Twine Baker's Whisper White 
  • 138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive

 Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects for this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from fabulous fellow freak Debbie Henderson.

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Dawn's 2016 Occasions Catalog Product Shares: Taking Reservations Now!

Did you receive your 2016 Occasions Catalog in the mail yet?  I've heard from many of you that they are starting to arrive in your mailboxes, AND you are lovin' it!  If you are an active customer of mine, then I ordered one for you to be mailed by Stampin' Up!  They sent them bulk mail, so it could take several weeks for yours to arrive.  

Many of you have been asking about my 2016 Occasions Catalog Product Shares.  Yes, I'll be offering them again and I'm all ready to take your reservations.  If you've never participated in one of my popular Product Share before, it's a great way to get a sampling of the new products and then decide which are your new favorites!   I have 3 to choose from:

  1. I Want it All (most popular share)
  2. Paper Only
  3. DSP Swatchbooks

Check them out below:

2016 Occasions Catalog I Want it All Product Share offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

2016 Occasions "I Want It ALL" bundle share: $29.50 - (+$5.75 priority shipping)
12/31 Early Bird BONUS: 6-piece sampling of Sale-a-Bration "Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper" - if your reservation is placed by December 31

The Occasions "I Want It ALL" Share includes the following products (111 pieces)
  • Occasions 6"x 6" Designer & Specialty Paper Share (67 sheets)
    • 6 each of Birthday Bouquet, Botanical Gardens and Shine On Specialty Papers
    • 12 each of It's My Party, Love Blossoms, Have a Cuppa and Going Places Paper Stacks
    • 1 of Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
  • Occasions Ribbon & Trim Share - (10 yards)
    • 2 yards each of Melon Mambo/Black and Mint Macaron/Black Twine (from Baker's Twine Combo Pack)
    • 2 yards of Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon 
    • 2 yards of Watermelon Wonder 1" Stitched Satin Ribbon
    • 2 yards of Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • Occasions Accessories Share (34 pieces)
    • (12) It's My Party Enamel Dots
    • (3) Honey Comb Embellishments
    • (2) Bow Paper Clips Embellishments
    • (2) Polka Dot Cone Cello Bags
    • (2) Botanical Gardens Jewels
    • (3) Have a Cupa Embellishments
    • (10) Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit pieces (this is such a cool kit!)
  • 12/31 Early Bird BONUS: 6-piece sampling of Sale-a-Bration "Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper" 


2016 Occasions Paper Only Share: $16.00 - 
(+$5.75 priority shipping)

This share includes 67 sheets of Holiday Designer Series Paper (all sized at 6"x 6")

  • (6) Birthday Bouquet
  • (6) Botanical Gardens
  • (6) Shine On Specialty
  • (12) It's My Party
  • (12) Love Blossoms
  • (12) Have a Cuppa
  • (12) Going Places
  • (1) Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper

2016 Occasions Catalog DSP Swatchbooks offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

2016 Occasions DSP Swatchbooks: $13.25 - (+$3.75 shipping)

This share includes (8) DSP Swatchbooks (all sized at 3"x 6"):

  • (3) = Birthday Bouquet, Botanical Gardens and Shine On Specialty (6 sheets each)
  • (4) = It's My Party, Love Blossoms, Have a Cuppa and Going Places (12 sheets each)
  • (1) = Wildflower Fields (from Sale-a-Bration catalog)
  • 1.video-30WATCH a short video about my swatchbooks (shows example of past swatchooks share)

 You can even add an Annual Catalog Ribbon Share to your reservation too!  

(check with me for shipping costs on combining shares)


2015 Occasions Catalog Product Share Timing

  • Taking Reservations: starts today.
  • Paypal Billing: begins December 29th (payments must be received by January 4th to be included in my first round)
  • Early Bird BONUS: ends December 29th
  • My Stampin' Up! order: January 5th (first day to order from the Occasions Catalog)
  • Estimate mailing of shares: January 19/20th (barring any backorders from Stampin' Up!)


How to Reserve a Product Share:

NOTE:  There is a process for product shares...collect reservations, send invoices via Paypal, collect payments, place the order, receive shipped order, cut and sort product, repackage product, package up your product share and mail.  The entire process roughly takes two weeks after I place my order with Stampin' Up!

EMAIL ME directly at dostamping@yahoo.com with your product share reservation information listed below:  (Note: For multiple shares - contact me for a shipping quote...a Priority Mailing Envelope can hold quite a bit).

Please include the following information in your email:
1.  Full Name
2.  Mailing Address (United States addresses only)
3.  Which share(s) you would like to reserve (see choices below)  
4.  Email for Paypal invoicing
 
(*) I use Paypal for all my billing needs.  However, a paypal account is not required to make your payment.  Just an email address and credit/debit card is all you need.  When you receive my paypal invoice, you can choose to pay using your paypal account funds or by credit/debit card.  Just follow their SUPER EASY instructions to make your payment via the method that is most convenient for you. 
 

Stampin' Up! Specials  

Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalog Retired List #dostamping

Dates: November 16, 2015-January 4, 2016 (or while supplies last) 

Print 2015 Holiday Catalog Retiring List 

Things to Remember: 

  • Retiring products are only available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, we'll keep producing retiring stamps until December 28
  • Accessories are only while supplies last. 

Stampin' Up! Year End Sale #dostamping

Shop & Save Now


Thank You for Shopping with Dawn

 

 


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #161: Home For Christmas Quilt Card

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#161

I really like this week's home inspiration photo...beautiful holiday decor.  Reminds me of my Christmas tree.  We put it up a couple of weeks ago with the help of our grandsons.  It's a holiday tradition where they spend the night and decorate the tree with us.  We also typically go out for dinner and look at the neighborhood lights along the way.  I haven't shared their photos in awhile, so you might be surprised at how big they are getting.  Max is now 8-1/2 and Sammy is 6-1/2.

Max 2015

Sammy 2015

But I digress...back to the card.  Recently one of my YouTube readers suggested making a Christmas themed quilt card and I thought that was a great idea.  So I reached for the fabulous holiday, Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper for today's card.  The images on these papers are perfect for a quilt card, as you can showcase so many of the cute holiday images on just one card!  

Home for Christmas quilt card create by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC161 #dostamping #stampinup

See how cute that is!  Just use your 1" square punch to crop right in on the perfect array of images!

Home for Christmas quilt card create by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC161 #dostamping #stampinup

If you're anything like me, you have scraps of pattern paper laying around just waiting to be used.  Now you can use them up!

In the meantime, don't forget that some (including today's stamp set and paper) of your favorite Holiday Catalog items are retiring and some are on sale too.

Retiring List:

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (Be sure to click on their links below):  The STARS have outdone themselves this week.  Don't miss some of these must-see projects! 

Note: We'll be taking a break from our DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenges next week, as the STARS enjoy the holidays with their families.  Thank you!


 Dawn's Stamping Supplies

 



Woodland Texture Folder Stamping Technique Video

Woodland Texture Folder Stamping Technique video by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Last month for my local stamping club class, I taught this fun stamping technique...Texture Folder Stamping.  We used the Woodland folder that is retiring (and is now sold out).  At first I wasn't going to do a How'd She DO That? video.  But guess what?  Stampin' Up! made an unprecedented announcement that they will be bringing this popular folder back...woohoo!

Stampin' Up! announcement..."The Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (item 139673) has been so popular that we are going to do something that we don't normally do: we've decided to bring it back in the 2016 annual catalog! ...While bringing an item out of retirement is not something we generally do, we just couldn't ignore the fact that you sold so many of these embossing folders!"

Woodland Texture Folder Stamping Technique video by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

When I heard that announcement, I thought..."OK, I'll do a video", so my December TO GO Club Members can see this fabulous technique in action, and you can too!  For those of you that already own the Woodland Texture Folder, you'll enjoy this video.  For those of you who have yet to purchase it - be sure to add it to your wish list to purchase when it returns in the new 2016 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (coming June 2016).

WATCH VIDEO: Woodland Texture Folder Stamping Technique

  

Pretty cool, huh?  Maybe take a look at some of your other Texture Impressions Embossing Folders to see how they might be used with your stamps.  Think outside the folder - he he!  

In the meantime, don't forget that some of your favorite Holiday Catalog items are retiring and some are on sale too.

Retiring List:

Stampin' Up! Year End Sale #dostamping

Shop & Save Now

Enjoy~Dawn O


 Dawn's  Stamping Supplies

Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
SOLD OUT
Returning May/June 2016

 


 
 Thank You for Shopping with Dawn

December VIP Hostess Code = EGSSK2NE
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12/15 Weekly Deals: Pretty Petals Stack!

Weekly Deals

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Weekly Deals to your shopping bag.

  Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! #dostamping #craftingsupplies     


9 Stampin' Up! Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home Thinlits Swaps

I've received several requests to post some of the samples I shared on my last How'd She DO That? video showing the Glittered Window Technique (by the way...wow, you guys are lovin' that video!).  I know many of you enjoy pinning these to your Pinterest boards.

Happy Scenes stamp set with the Hearth & Home Thinlits is a fabulous bundle (saves 15%).  Though, you'll want to note that the Happy Scenes stamp set is retiring, but NOT the Thinlits.  In addition, there'll be a new stamp set in the 2016 Occasions Catalog with all new scenes (coming January 5th) - yay!  I love that Stampin' Up! is creating additional scenes for these Thinlits.

To You & Yours, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Angela McKay)

This card created by Angela McKay has to be one my favorites from all the swaps I received this past fall.  I just love everything about it.  The way she used the Brick Wall Texture Impressions Embossing Folder, the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack, the Snowflake Elements, etc.  The card is just perfect!

Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Cynthia Millan)

 

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Diane Vander Galien)

 

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Judy DiScipio)

 

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (LindaGutierrez)

 

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Melissa Davies)

 

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Susan Nygaard)

 

To You & Yours, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Happy Scenes swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home Thinlits swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

These were swap cards I received from fellow demonstrators.  I hope you enjoy their inspiration.  Be sure to pin them to your Pinterest boards for ideas on using the Happy Scenes and Hearth & Home Thinlits,

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Happy Scenes Stamping Supplies

 


 


DOstamperSTARS Challenge #160: Birthday Bouquet Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Sketch challenge. 

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Sketch Challenge DSC#160 #dostamping

Today Christmas came early because my 2016 Occasions Catalog pre-order arrived - woohoo!  I dug out a couple new products to play with...(hard to choose from with so many awesome new toys!).  But I stayed focus on the Birthday Blooms stamp set (available in both wood and clear mount) and matching Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557).  The paper is SO versatile, as it features both floral images and traditional birthday images, but in a soft fun color combo...Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede and Watermelon Wonder.  Check it out...

Birthday Bouquet Occasions Catalog sneak peek card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#160 #dostamping #stampinup

Birthday Bouquet Card Measurements:

  • Top piece = 1" x 4"
  • Bottom piece = 4" x 4"
  • New (140550) Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper = 3/4" x 4"
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock card base = 11" x 4-1/4"

Birthday Bouquet Occasions Catalog sneak peek card by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#160 #dostamping #stampinup

Tips for Greeting:

How cute is that Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper?!  You can order all the new 2016 Occasions Catalog products starting January 5th!  Or, if you want these products now, you can purchase them in your Starter Kit when you join Stampin' Up! and my STARS. Learn more here

Enjoy~Dawn O 


Check out more "Sketch" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (Be sure to click on their links below):   



Save 60% Stampin' Up! Year-End Sale

Stampin' Up! announced a Year-End Sale today, with savings up to 60%.  You'll find retired products, as well as soon to be retired Holiday Catalog products on sale.  

You'll  want to take advantage of these amazing deals during the Year-End Sale.  Note: you can find ALL discounted products in one location in the online store: under the Year-End Sale category. So don't fret if you don't see the category "Clearance Rack" on the online store right now--it has been integrated into the Year-End Sale.

Details:

  • Sale Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.        
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Yes, you can add non-Year-End-Sale items to your orders.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin' Rewards with qualifying orders
  • Below is just a few of the over 100 items on sale.   

  Year End Stampin' Up! Sale #dostamping

Angled Tag Topper Punch
 
Berry Merry Photopolymer Stamp Set
 
Black Glimmer Paper
 
Boo To You Framelits Dies
 
Howl-O-Ween Treat Clear-Mount Stamp Set
 
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper
 
Into The Woods Designer Series Paper
 
Into The Woods 3/8" (1 Cm) Cotton Ribbon
 
Into The Woods Elements
 
Jolly Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
 
Joyful Season Photopolymer Stamp Set
 
Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack
 
Oh What Fun Tag Project Kit
 
Real Red & Garden Green 1/8" (3.2 Mm) Striped Ribbon
 
Real Red Pompom Trim
 
Reindeer Paper Clips Embellishments
 
Texture Boutique Machine
 
Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper
 
Winter Wonderland Embellishments
 


The Holiday Catalog Retiring List is updated with any sale prices too.
Check it out...Holiday Catalog Retired List PDF

Shop & Save Now 


 
 Thank You for Shopping with Dawn

Stampin' Up! Catalogs
Paper Pumpkin - (join today to get the December kit)
Weekly Deals
Clearance Rack

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