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DSC#058: Sketch Pad, Hearts a Flutter & Expression Thinlits

It's Thursday again and time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week it's a Sketch Pad challenge.  Jan Carlson organizes our sketch challenges -thanks, Jan!  DSC058

I combined this week's sketch with the Hearts of Flutter stamp set (25 at 25% off sale) and Hearts a Flutter Framelits (Thank you Thursday sale).  Both sale today!  Gotta love it when that happens.

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Expression Thinlits, Hearts a Flutter stamps & Framelit, Stampin' Up!, Sweater Weather

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Expression Thinlits, Hearts a Flutter stamps & Framelit, Stampin' Up!, Sweater Weather

This card is for my hubby, for our 26th anniversary (shh! don't tell him).  So I selected some paper that was a little more masculine, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper from the 2013 Holiday Catalog.  

The "love" was die cut using Champagne Glimmer Paper and the new Expressions Thinlits.  TIP:  As the glimmer paper is so thick - I recommend running it back and forth in your Big Shot several times, maybe even adding a shim.

I'm very happy with the results.  What do you think?

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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DOstamping October Online Parties - continue

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deas and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced (Expect lots of winners this week!) 
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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10/24 Thank You Thursday Deals: Big Shot Accessories, Samples & More!

Say, don't you love it when the sun, moon and stars all align?  I do!  That's what's happening today!  Huge Stampin' Up! savings for YOU!

What's going on?  Glad you asked...

  • 10/24 Stampin' Up! Thank you Thursday - one-day only sale
  • 10/22 Weekly Deals - ends Monday
  • 10/22 Happy Birthday Stampin' Up! - 25 set at 25% off - ends Monday

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10/24 Stampin' Up! Thank You Thursday - one day only!

Do you like Texture Folders and Framelits?  Then you'll love this week's Thank you Thursday deals!  Today, one-day only, Stampin' Up! has 25% off selected Big Shot Accessories.  Take a look...

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Thank you Thursday, 10/24 Big Shot Accessories Sale!

Here's what's on sale:

Samples:

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10/22 Weekly Deals - ends Monday

Don't forget about the Weekly Deals - get them while supplies last 

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! Weekly DealsDOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, 10/22 Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Need inspiration?  Check out these samples

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10/22- 25 sets 25% off - ends Monday

This awesome Happy Birthday sale continues this week.

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! stamp sale 25% off


Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets!

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! stamp sale 25% off

Here's a few samples for you:

Shop 25 stamps at 25% off! 

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DOstamping October Online Parties - continue

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deas and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced (Expect a lot of winners this week - woohoo!) 
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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Happy Birthday Stampin' Up! Sale - 25 at 25% Off!

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! stamp sale 25% off
Stampin' Up! is celebrating their 25 anniversary all year long! But during this week, they are celebrating the actual date (October 25th to be exact) and thought they should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates:  One week...Starts today, October 22nd and ends Monday, October 28, 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets!

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! stamp sale 25% off

Print Flyer listing all 25 stamps at 25% off!

Shop 25 stamps at 25% off!

I'll share samples of some of my favorites tomorrow.  Today I'm teaching a class, but I wanted to get this out to you as soon as possible!

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It's Tuesday!  Time again for Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and Digital Downloads.  Here you go...

Weekly Deals - get them while supplies last 

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, 10/22 Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Need inspiration?  Check out these samples

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New Digital Download Releases

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! New Digital Downloads DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, MDS Digital Downloads 10-22

You'll find My Digital Products & Support here:

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DOstamping October Online Parties - continue

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deas and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced (Expect lots of winners this week!) 
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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10/21 DOstamping Online Party Winners! Couple of Announcements

DOstamping October Online Parties -Monday's Winners!

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

We have THREE winners this week.  All three receive a $75 Shopping Spree - woohoo!:

  • Jean B from MO
  • Vonnie B from WI
  • Pamela S from WA

Details of October Online Parties:

  • Starts Mondays in October and ends November 3rd
  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

Thanks for shopping with Dawn O!

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So...

Did you miss the 10/21 deadline for the Stampin' Up! $25 Join Special?  

If you did - you're actually in luck.  You get one more day.  Stampin' Up! is extending the Join for $25 until Tuesday, 10/22.

  • Click here to join Oct 7-22nd! I'd love to have you join my group! 

Sometime procrastination pays off.  When you join on Tuesday (10/21), you can choose from two specials for your $25-$26.95 starter kit.

  • This weeks Tuesday Weekly Deals (to be updated in the morning)
  • Stamp Sale Special to celebrate Stampin' Up! 25 yr Anniversary
    • 25 Stamp Sets for 25% off - woohoo!
    • One week - starts Tuesday 10/22
    • Stop by in the morning to see the list!

Join Stampin' Up! for only $25 - ends 10/21, dostamping, dawn olchefske

Click here to join Oct 7-22nd! I'd love to have you join my group! 

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Season of Style Inspired Christmas Sampler, Last Day $25 Join

I am so excited to share today's project with you!  It's a Christmas Sampler, inspired by Stampin' Up!'s Season of Style Designer Series Paper from the 2013 Holiday Catalog.  I've been wanting to do one of these ever since I saw my friend Penny Thomas do one.  Then I received one in a swap from my sweet friend, Denise Sullivan and that was it...I totally fell in love with them.  

This weekend, I've finally made one.  Well actually - my DOstamperSTARS had a swap.  We each created two squares for the swap and we ended up with plenty of squares to complete two samplers.  Here's what I did with mine (I know you'll want to "pin it"!)...

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske Stampin' Up! Season of Style Christmas Sampler

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske Stampin' Up! Season of Style Christmas Sampler

What do you think?  I love it!! 

The two squares I made were the top left and bottom middle.  The rest were made by DOstamperSTARS!  

The basics details/supplies are:

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Speaking of DOstamperSTARS, you can join us on our next swap when you...

Join Stampin' Up! for $25 - Today is the last day!

Join Stampin' Up! for only $25 - ends 10/21, dostamping, dawn olchefske

Ends today...Monday, Oct 21, 2013

  • The specially priced $25 starter kit includes:
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Suggested Items
    • Free Shipping (you only pay sales tax!)
    • Business pack, which includes:
      • A box of annual catalog,  pack of current seasonal catalog, Getting Started DVD, Starter Kit Business Brick (order forms, etc), Customer postcards
  • Optional - Two months FREE of the Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)!
  • Receive 30% instant income on your first order of $150 or more and any eligible hostess benefits (if placed in the first 45 days of joining).

AND- First Order Perks:

  • If you place your first order of $150 or more within 30 days of your start date, you can choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December).*

*This perk is only available to those who sign up between October 7-21; don't miss out on this opportunity!

When you join with me, you’ll get DOstamperSTAR perks…

  • Welcome Gift (choose from Dawn’s Annual Catalog swatchbooks or In-Color Product Bundle) - check them out here
  • Two free classes (to be mailed if long distance)
  • Access to STAR resources & rewards includes:
    • Exclusive Password Protected Blog
    • Private Facebook Community
    • Dawn’s Blog School Training - optional
    • STAR rewards & recognitions
    • And more!
  • Types of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators
  • Compensation Plan
  • FAQ's

Click here to join Oct 7-21st! I'd love to have you join my group! 

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Additional Questions I've received from you... 

Q: How often must orders be placed?
A: $300 in orders (your personal orders, other orders from customers, friends/family - all count), must be placed each calendar quarter.  One order or many orders - either way, they just need to add up to $300.
Q: The $ amount of each order?
A: There is no minimum "individual order".  Though - I recommend at least $50 orders, as that helps maximize the minimum shipping of $6.95 or 10% (actually $69.50 is better).  However, you get the same hostess benefits that customers/hostesses do when your order totals $150 ($25 in free product - woohoo!).  
Q:  When is my first $300 quarterly order/sales due?
A:  Not until March 31st!!  Your next one after that will be June 30th

Q:  I'm thinking of becoming a friends/family demonstrator, what are the benefits?

  • 20% discount (or more) on all orders (including your personal orders, other orders from customers, friends/family - etc).  
  • Bi-monthly magazine from Stampin' Up!, 
  • Connection to Stampin' Up! via demonstrator website and Stampin' Connection online community
  • Can attend the annual Stampin' Up! convention
  • Pre-view catalogs and products before customers
  • and more!  

Q: How long does the commitment to SU run?
A:  As long as you like and as long as you submit $300 in orders each calendar quarter - you're in!  When you decide that is no longer working for you - you can be done.  No questions asked!
Q: If I join, can I order clearance rack, weekly deals, Stampin' Up! specials and still get the discount?
A:  Absolutely!  You can order from any current Stampin' Up! catalog, discounted clearance rack or current specials and still receive your discount - great savings! 

Q: I'm long distance from you.  How does that work?
A: No problem at all.  I have members from all over the US and PR. In fact, the majority of my DOstamperSTARS are long distance.  We connect for both business and fun on our private Facebook community.  I offer "basic" training, tutorials, reminders and more on my DOstamperSTARS password protected blog.  We do occasional swaps and more!!

Q:  I'll probably only buy for myself, family and friends.  Is that OK?
A:  Yes - that is OK!  In fact, the majority of my DOstamperSTARS purchase the same way.  Most people join for the discount.  You'll fit right in!

Got more questions, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.

Click here to join Oct 7-21st! 

I'd love to have you join my group! 

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DOstamping October Online Parties

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deas and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced (watch for announcement this afternoon.)
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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DSC#057: Lovely as a Tree, Painters Tape Technique Video

oday, I'm happy to share DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenges.  Each Thursday, we'll be sharing projects inspired by the weekly challenge photo or color combo.  This week is a Color My World color combo challenge, Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso & Daffodi Delight. 

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Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Painters Tape Stamping Video, Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Painters Tape Stamping Video, Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree
My card features a trendy stamping technique called, Painter Tape Stamping.  All you need is painters tape and ink!  I used Lovely as a Tree, but any landscape or floral images would work great with this technique. Check out my "How'd She DO that?" video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Easy Painters Tape Stamping 

  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Check out these DOstamperSTARS sharing today's challenge:

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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DOstamping October Online Parties

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deas and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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10/17 Thank you Thursday: Stampin' Up! Punches!!

If you're anything like me, you love Stampin' Up! punches!  For today's Thank You Thursday, Stampin' Up! has 25% off selected punches.  Take a look...

dawn olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! 10/17 Thank you Thursday Sale, punch sale!

Here's what's on sale and links to sample ideas!:

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Don't forget about the Weekly Deals while supplies last 

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! Tuesday Weekly Deals    10-15 Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping

Shop Weekly Deals... end Monday!

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Join for $25 - Five days left!

Join Stampin' Up! for only $25 - ends 10/21, dostamping, dawn olchefske

And yes...when you join today, you can choose Thank you Thursday Deals, Weekly Deals or any other current product for your starter kit!

Dates:  ends Monday, Oct 21, 2013

  • The specially priced $25 starter kit includes:
    • $26.95 worth of Stampin’ Up! product (must be more than $25, but not more than $26.95 before tax)
    • Suggested Items
    • Free Shipping (you only pay sales tax!)
    • Business pack, which includes:
      • A box of annual catalog,  pack of current seasonal catalog, Getting Started DVD, Starter Kit Business Brick (order forms, etc), Customer postcards
  • Two months FREE of the Demonstrator Business Web Services (DBWS)!
  • Receive 30% instant income on your first order of $150 or more and any eligible hostess benefits (if placed in the first 45 days of joining).

AND- First Workshop Perks:

  • If you place your first workshop order of $150 or more within 30 days of your start date, you can:
    • choose any stamp set from the 2013-2014 annual catalog (redeemable with your first demonstrator order in December).*

*This perk is only available to those who sign up between October 7-21; don't miss out on this opportunity!

When you join with me, you’ll get DOstamperSTAR perks…

  • Welcome Gift (choose from Dawn’s Annual Catalog swatchbooks or In-Color Product Bundle) - check them out here
  • Two free classes (to be mailed if long distance)
  • Access to STAR resources & rewards includes:
    • Exclusive Password Protected Blog
    • Private Facebook Community
    • Dawn’s Blog School Training - optional
    • STAR rewards & recognitions
    • And more!
  • Types of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators
  • Compensation Plan
  • FAQ's

Click here to join Oct 7-21st! I'd love to have you join my group! 

Got questions, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com.

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DOstamping October Online Parties

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deas and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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Improvements to Stampin' Up! Online Store!

Stampin' Up! News

Have you been in my Stampin' Up! store lately? If so, you may have noticed a few improvements for a better shopping experience!

  • Guest checkout. If you don't want to commit to creating an account, you no longer will be required to. You can now check out as a guest. You'll still be required to select a demonstrator (hopefully me!) and can select whether to pass on your contact information to me or not. 
  • Note from Dawn: If you do pass on your information - new customers with an order of $15 or more will receive a free catalog from me!! 
  • New shopping bag features - woohoo!
    • Now easily save bag contents! 
    • Also, when adding items to your bag, you can choose to go directly to the bag or continue shopping. 
    • We've also included a progress bar to guide you through the ordering process. 
  • Enjoy more images. You asked for it--you got it. Additional product images are bigger and easier to view. 
  • Enhanced sorting. Now you can sort merchandise based on newest or oldest--a real plus when you want to see the latest MDS downloads.

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DOstamping October Online Parties

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • Starts Mondays in October and ends November 3rd
  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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