Parisian Breeze, Carousel Notes Envelope Scrapbook

This is the last of my Minneapolis Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar samples.  I think this one is my favorite!

Supplies: Carousel Notes II (#112139, $11.95), Parisian Breeze Speciality Paper (#113993, $11.95, buy 3, get one free), Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze Cardstock, Designer Label Punch & Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, 5/16" Jumbo Brads (Love them!), Gold Brads, Circle Scissors & Lovely Letters stamp set.




ABOVE:  Added Chocolate Chip Circle to Baja Breeze Carousel Note and "hinged" with a Hodgepodge Hardware brad.

Dawn's Stamping Tip:  Sanding Hodgepodge Hardware

SEE BELOW:  Use a sanding block to sand away the finish from the "beaded" edges of the Hodgepodge Hardware to give it a vintage look.  Substitue gold brads for a contrasting look.  Love it!!


Enjoy~Dawn O

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Envelope Scrapbook: Good Morning Sunshine DSP

As you can probably tell - Max (our grandson) is such a delight to us!  Who ever thought being a Grandmother would be sooo wonderful.  He's actually turning two this week!

For part of my Minneapolis Regional Presentation I showed additional envelope scrapbooks made with different size envelopes.  This one was made with Stampin' Up! Medium Square (5-1/2 x 5-1/2)envelopes for Max's 1st birthday and features the fun Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper and Hooray Designer Hardware. 



Tip for envelope inserts:  Be sure to size them at least 1/2" smaller than the envelope you're using.  This will make it easier to slide in and out,  without tearing your envelope.



We taught him "SO BIG" months ago, but we got it on camera finally!  Perfect for his first birthday!


Notice the Ribbon...I used it like a "belly band" (so it slips off).

I have one more to share for a Mother's Day theme, so watch for that.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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A Couple More Mpls Regional Envelope Scrapbooks

I know you've been patiently waiting for more of my Envelope Scrapbook samples from the Minneapolis Regionals.  It's tax time for me - so this week is crazy (to say the least)!

Here's a couple samples for now.  I'll post the rest next week.


Both scrapbooks feature Stampin' Up!'s 3x3 Love Note Envelopes and Spring Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit.  You'll also notice that I assembled one in portrait mode and the other landscape.



This next one is a "step-it-up" version.




Aren't those buttons adorable?  They are from the Latte Designer Button Collection.  The yellow middle is a brad from the Rich Regals assortment.


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Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Regional Seminar: Workshop Wow, Envelope Scrapbook

I was so excited when Stampin' Up! contacted me to do a Workshop Wow at the Minneapolis Regional this past weekend.  They called two days before I left for the Stampin' Up! Hawaii Incentive Trip.  I knew I wouldn't have much time to prepare - but I said YES!  Couldn't help myself!

It was so much fun!  I demonstrated an Envelope Scrapbook.  I did this project with my scrapbook clubs last December.  They really liked it, so I decided to make up some samples using current product. 

It's VERY simple!  All you need is 3 envelopes.  Adhere them together using the flaps.  That's it!  Well, of course you'll want to decorate it.

The scrapbook I designed is for my husband for Father's Day.  I married Gene when my girls were 6 & 8.  So he missed the baby years (diapers, terrible twos, etc).  We now have a grandson, Max (another grandbaby is on it's way - May 26th!).  Max is the light of our lives!  So now Gene gets to do all of the baby stuff. 

Last fall we took Max to a local Apple Orchard and Petting Zoo.  I took over the camera duties (Gene is usually the photographer for our family).  You'll see why when you see my pictures.  So here's my album with Max and Grandpa!

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Look at that cute little butt!  Hmm...not much of Gene showing?

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Look at that cute little face!  Hmm...only got Gene's hand?

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Hmm...Still not much of Gene in the picture?  Guess there's a reason that Gene is the family photographer!

I have a few more envelope scrapbook samples to share.  So stop on by again!

Supplies:  Sweet Serendipity & Trendy Trees stamp sets, Kraft Medium Envelopes, Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper, Basic Black & Kraft Cardstock, Basic Black & Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, Wide Oval Punch, Jumbo and Mini Library Clips

Enjoy~Dawn Olchefske

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Save $50 off Stampin' Up! Starter Kit - plus Dawn's Anniversary Special

Wow - I had an awesome time at the Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Regional Seminar this past weekend.   I had fourteen of my downline & guests attend.  We had so much fun!  One of the best I've attended.

Even though most of us live about an hour away, some decided to stayed overnight the night before.  Here's a picture of us at dinner.  


After dinner we booked a banquet room and had a shoebox swap.  What fun stamping with everyone!  The next day we headed off to the Minneapolis Convention Center.  I had to check in early, since I was presenting a Workshop Wow.  I'll share more about Regionals and my presentation.  So check back later.

In the meantime:

I have a deal for you!  As an attendee of the Stampin' Up! Minneapolis Regional Seminar, I can offer you $50 off the Stampin' Up! Starter kit.  Woohoo for you!  So for only $149 (regularly $199), you can get started with your Stampin' Up! business.  Heck of a deal!

In addition - since it's my 6th year anniversary, I have some special gifts for anyone who signs up with me during this promotion.

  •  Receive any Stamp Set in the current catalogs for free (up to $47.95 value) - Dawn's Anniversary Gift (for the first 3 recruits)

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