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September 2013

Wetlands Sponged Tag Card

Have you noticed the Wetlands stamp set on pg 69 of the 2013/2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?  Well, I did.  The first thing I noticed was the greetings, which I adore!  Why?  Because I'm fond of greetings that combine both script and printed text. (And you can never have too many greeting stamps!)

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The next thing I noticed was the images.  They are good images for masculine cards, which I'm always looking for.  However, I was less in love with them, but only because my mind immediatly thought, "watercolor".  My talents do not lie in watercoloring.  If you have similar thoughts about Wetlands, then you'll enjoy today's non-watercoloring card. Check it out...

  Stampin' Up! Wetlands by DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, sponge dauber technique

Stampin' Up! Wetlands by DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, sponge dauber technique

TIP: I added the ink color with a sponge dauber using a circular, rubbing motion. 

NOTE:

  • For my first try at the tag, I stamped the birds in the center and used the sponge dauber to add crumb cake ink on the bottom half and pool party ink on the top half (covering the entire tag).  I didn't care for the look of the birds in the center. 
  • Next I tried stamping them on the lower half and started adding the color like you see above.  My intention was to continue all the way up the top 2/3rd of the tag with the Pool Party ink.  But something told me to stop.  I stood back and examined it at that point and really liked the pop of white at the top.  Sometimes "less is more"!

Hope you liked it - enjoy~Dawn O 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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Sneak Peek Video: Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit

Envelope Punch Board announcement from Stampin' Up!...

Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board

We've had an overwhelmingly positive response to the new Envelope Punch Board--so much so that we have nearly gone through our supply weeks sooner than we anticipated! We have already taken steps to restock our inventory, but the new supply will not arrive until mid-October. We anticipate that the Envelope Punch Boards will be placed on backorder in the next few days.  

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we are working to ensure that we can fulfill orders as quickly as possible. We will keep you posted as we learn the exact dates of availability. 

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Check out the new Stampin Up! Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit video by DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske

While attending the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle event, we each received the new Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit.  I thought you might like to see what you get with the kit, so I did a video and opened it up on camera.  Watch me as I walk you through the contents of the kit.  I think you're gonna like it!!

WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Up!'s Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit 

 

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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  • Still taking sign ups for Dawn's Product Shares
  • Check out all Stampin' Up! Specials & New Arrivals
  • View all Stampin' Up! Bundles & SAVE 15%
  • September Mystery Hostess Code:  X6F6TT34 (closing end of day Friday, today!)
    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
    • If you forget to use the hostess code, no worries...just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to enter it for you!
  • 3 Ways for free Stampin' Up! product with DOstamping Shopping Rewards

 


New Arrival: Everyday Occasions Kit

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Stampin' Up! introduces the Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit! Designed for the new cardmaker, by providing a simple, fun experience at a great price.  However, it's a great kit for both beginning and experienced stampers alike! Also makes the perfect gift for that creative someone in your life (friend, daughter, niece, mother, etc)

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The kit contains everything necessary (except: adhesive and scissors) to create 20 beautiful cards for almost any occasion, and it comes in a beautiful box to store them in. 

  • 7 piece stamp set
  • 1 clear block
  • 2 Stampin' Spots
  • Cardstock and evenlopes for 20 cards
  • Twine, buttons, clips and more
  • Die-cut paper embellishments
  • Full-color Tips & Tricks brochure
  • A cool, storable, giftable box

Print: Everyday Occasions PDF Flyer (includes pictures of the finished cards)

Why go to the store when a birthday, graduation, wedding or even a time for expressing gratitude comes up? The Everyday Occasions Cardmaking Kit puts cards for all of those occasions right at your fingertips, and best of all, they'll be handmade!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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  • Still taking sign ups for Dawn's Product Shares
  • Check out all Stampin' Up! Specials & New Arrivals
  • View all Stampin' Up! Bundles & SAVE 15%
  • September Mystery Hostess Code:  X6F6TT34 (closing end of day Friday!)
    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
    • If you forget to use the hostess code, no worries...just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to enter it for you!
  • 3 Ways for free Stampin' Up! product with DOstamping Shopping Rewards

 


Christmas Swaps: Calm Christmas, Merry Little Christmas

More Christmas theme swaps from Founder's Circle, DOstamperSTARS & Control Freaks, featuring Stampin' Up!'s Calm Christmas, Merry Little Christmas, Special Season and more!  Enjoy! 

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Calm Christmas (132736w or 132739c)
Founder's Circle Swapper:  Sarah Shueler


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Lovin' the way Sarah "rolled" the end of the greeting!

 

 Robin-Hexagon

Special Season (131766w or 131769c)
DOstamperSTAR: Robyn Anderson

 

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Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812)
Holiday Ornaments Framelits (127816)
DOstamperSTAR:  Diane Rosburg
Very clever use of the Autumn Accents Big Die! 

 

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Merry Little Christmas (131826w or 131829c)
Control Freak Swapper: Jennifer Timko

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  • Still taking sign ups for Dawn's Product Shares
  • Check out all Stampin' Up! Specials & New Arrivals
  • View all Stampin' Up! Bundles & SAVE 15%
  • September Mystery Hostess Code:  X6F6TT34 (closing end of day Friday)
    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
    • If you forget to use the hostess code, no worries...just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to enter it for you!
  • 3 Ways for free Stampin' Up! product with DOstamping Shopping Rewards

 


New Halloween Photopolymer Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! new Halloween Photopolymer stamp set, Bite Me

Stampin' Up! introduces their October Photopolymer stamp set.

Go ahead and say, "Bite me!" all you want...our newest photopolymer stamp set gives you permission. With creepy splotches, spiders, and webs, our Bite Me set will help you go all out on Halloween projects or party favors.

Stampin' Up! new Halloween Photopolymer stamp set, Bite Me
Stampin' Up! new Halloween Photopolymer stamp set, Bite Me

 

Print: Bite Me Flyer

Purchase: Bite Me Photopolymer Stamp Set (134622)

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  • Still taking sign ups for Dawn's Product Shares
  • Check out all Stampin' Up! Specials & New Arrivals
  • View all Stampin' Up! Bundles & SAVE 15%
  • September Mystery Hostess Code:  X6F6TT34 (closing out soon!)
    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
    • If you forget to use the hostess code, no worries...just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to enter it for you!
  • 3 Ways for free Stampin' Up! product with DOstamping Shopping Rewards

 


Christmas Swaps: Santa's List, Snow Day, Post Card & More!

Here's some Christmas themed swaps from Founder's Circle and DOstamperSTARS featuring Stampin' Up!'s Santa's List, Snow Day, Christmas Collectibles, Post Card & more!  Enjoy!

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Santa's List (131808w or 131811c)
Post Card (130366w or 130369c)
Founder's Circle Swapper: Laura Milligan

 

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Snow Day (131892w or 131895c)
Founder's Circle Swapper:  Debbie Moczek
(How cute is that bikini?  It's the hat from the Snow Day set...clever girl!) 

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Post Card (130366w or 130369c)
Festive Flurries (131778w or 131781c)
More Merry Messages (126400w or 126402c)
Founder's Circle Swapper: Cindy Fodor

 

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Snow Day (131892w or 131895c)
Swapper: Jolene Harms

 

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Christmas Collectibles Punch (stamp and punch 133282w or 133283c)
Greetings of the Season (128030w or 138033c)
DOstamperSTAR Swapper: Cindy Techlin 

More Christmas themed swaps coming!

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  • Still taking sign ups for Dawn's Product Shares
  • Check out all Stampin' Up! Specials & New Arrivals
  • View all Stampin' Up! Bundles & SAVE 15%
  • September Mystery Hostess Code:  X6F6TT34 (closing out soon!)
    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
    • If you forget to use the hostess code, no worries...just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to enter it for you!
  • 3 Ways for free Stampin' Up! product with DOstamping Shopping Rewards

 


Fall Swaps: Truly Grateful, Halloween Hello, Harvest of Thanks & More!

I got back last night from an awesome 5 days in St. George, UT.  The Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle retreat was a wonderful break, connecting with friends and making new friends as well.  I have lots of pictures and stories to share.  But I'm also back in my office getting caught up, prepping for a local class, my downline meeting this week, plus blogging school for my DOstamperSTARS starts this week too!  

So - in the meantime, I'll be sharing Stampin' Up! swaps I received from Founder's Circle, Control Freaks, DOstamperSTARS and more!  Today is Fall Themed ideas...enjoy!

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Truly Grateful (131730w or 131733c)
Tags 4 You (131820w or 131823c)
Founder's Circle Swapper: Jenny Peterson 

 

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Harvest of Thanks (131736w or 131739c)
Control Freak Swapper: Cindy Elam

 

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Halloween Hello (131718w or 131721c)
Founder's Circle Swapper: Julie Brancart

 

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Magnificent Maple (131868w)
DOstamperSTAR Swapper: Heidi Vinkemeier

 

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Founder's Circle Swapper: Tara McCormack

 

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Truly Grateful (131730w or 131733c)
Gorgeous Grunge (130514w or 130517c)
DOstamperSTAR Swapper: Laurie Zoellmer 

 

Check back tomorrow for Holiday Themed Swaps!!

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Founder's Circle 2013: Truly Grateful QC Swap

Yesterday at the 2013 Founder's Circle event, was a day of relaxing.  We could go shopping, hang out at the pool, complete our make & takes, read a book, chat with old and new friends...I think you get it.  Just do whatever we want!  And that's exactly what I did!

The day ended with the Stampin' Round Up! Share & Swap event.  Just imagine 120 swappers (in our PJ's) filling the halls of the hotel with our swap line.  A highlight of the trip!

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Here's my swap, a Quick & Cute card (QC) which was one of my Just Cards Buffet choices this month.  It was a favorite of mine and still is, 125 swaps later.  I like this card because it's a nice reflection for me on acheiving the special honor of earning my 6th Founder's Circle - Top 100 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators .  I am Truly Grateful for many people in my life, who helped and supported me in this acheivement.

  • My customers who encourage me daily with emails of thanks for just doing what I love to do.
  • My club members, both local and long distance.  I appreciate both your business and friendship.
  • My DOstamperSTARS...these gals are just the best.  I didn't know any one of them before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  And now, I'm honored to call them my friends.
  • My special helpers (Jan, Meghann, Shari) who helped me through the most difficult, successful and rewarding year I've had as a demonstrator.  With an extra special thanks to Laurie...I couldn't have done it without your help!  
  • And lastly my friends and family...you're the bestest of all.  Thank you, I'm truly grateful & blessed.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Collage Stamping Tip:

  • Start with largest to smallest stamps. 
  • Ink stamp once and stamp several times without reinking, getting variations of the same color.  Good technique for adding depth.

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