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April 2014

5 Days of FREE Shipping!

I knew you'd want to hear more about the upcoming Stampin' Up! FREE Shipping Offer.  And as long as Typepad is still up and working - I thought I'd quickly share the details.

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #freeshipping #craftsupplies

  • Get FREE shipping on everything (doesn't include expedited orders) April 21-25!
  • Don't forget...retiring products lists will be available on April 21, so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away!
  • Remember...all retiring products are only available while supplies last.  So shop early!

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Testing my Blog Feed, Typepad update, Free Shipping

Blog Feed Problems

I've heard from many you that you are not receiving my blog updates into your email inbox...particularly Yahoo and Hotmail users.  I appreciate that you took the time to contact me - thank you!

From my research, I suspect other "free" email services may have been affected as well.  I too, use Yahoo (though - at a paid service level) and apparantly any type of Yahoo user (paid or free), may be the root of the problem (as my feed is sent with a yahoo email address).  

Earlier this month, Yahoo did a major update.  My non-technical understanding of it is...Yahoo is not allowing some Yahoo emails to go through.  I'm assuming that since my email subscriber list is fairly large, it's outside of their "rules" for delivering emails.  I've enlisted the help of my husband and we have come to the conclusion that maybe sending my email subscription through another email provider might be the fix we need. 

If you could help me out...here's a couple things you might try for me: 

  1. I changed my subscriber feed to be delivered from a new email address.  Please add the following email address to your contact list for me: dostamping@centurylink.net  (I will still have dostamping@yahoo.com as well.  You will be able to reach me via either email.)
  2. If you haven't been receiving emails from me since early April...hopfully you'll receive this "test" from me.  If you could send me an email that the test worked - that would be incredibly helpful
  3. NOTE:  you do not need to re-subscribe.  At least not at this time - I'm hoping this fix will work. 
  4. In the meantime - be sure to visit my blog at www.dostampingwithdawn.com to get caught up on announcements, new products coming and of course creative projects/videos you might have missed.

Thanks for your help and patience as I work through this technical glitch~Dawn O

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On another note...Typepad Technical Issues

In the past 24 hrs - Typepad (the blog service I use) has been hit with DDOS issues.  You may have noticed my blog has been randomly up, but mostly down.  They are working to fix issue and hopefully that too is now fix.

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Stampin' Up! just announced...Free Shipping 4/21-4/25

Just wanted to get this exciting announcement out to you asap.  More details coming

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It's here...Hardwood Easter Basket Video

I've received many requests for a video on the Hardwood Easter Basket card I posted last month.  With Easter approaching in just a few days - I wanted to get this out to my readers and club members, asap!

Oval Framelit Easter Basket card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinupThis basket could also be filled with flowers, great for May Day and Mother's Day.

WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Hardwood Basket Video

 

To make this card - view the supply list from the original Hardwood Easter Basket post, click here.

Enjoy~Dawn

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NEW: Stampin' Up! Project Life Partnership - coming May 1st

Exciting announcement from Stampin' Up!

WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Project Life

 

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in:

  • it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards.
  • It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life.
  • In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Project Life Product Availability

  • You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1!
  • And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. 

  • if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day;
  • if you’re not a demonstrator,
    • sign up today and you can order the products early too!  
    • Or sign up here on April 21st and select the new Project Life products for your Starter Kit!

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1 (or demonstrators can pre-order on April 21st):

#dostamping #staminup #BeckyHiggins #Project Life #scrapbooking #dostamping #staminup #BeckyHiggins #Project Life #scrapbooking

 Woohoo - now that's exciting news!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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04/15/14: Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and News

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #weeklydeals

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

125595s
$9.95 $7.46
104045s
$3.95 $2.96
132982s
$6.95 $5.21
129383s
$7.95 $5.96
126874s
$4.95 $3.71
126938s
$8.50 $6.38
130144s
$10.95 $8.21
127211s
$17.95 $10.77

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  #cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #weeklydeals

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Stampin' Up! Catalog Retirement & Transition Dates - reminder

Please note:  we've just been told that both stamps and accessories from the retired list will only be available while supplies last!  So check back on April 21st for the list and be sure to get your favorites before they are gone!

#dostamping #stampinup #2013-2014AnnualCatalog #retiredlist

  • Monday, April 21 - Retired List (all products available while supplies last)
  • Thursday, May 1st - NEW Project Life products (check out Project Life Details )
  • Monday, June 2 - New 2014/2015 Annual Catalog goes live!  (ordering begins at 12pm MT)
  • Wednesday, June 4 - Last day to order from the "old" 2013/2014 Annual Catalog

How to get your new Stampin' Up! 2014/2015 Catalog?

  • If you're a frequent customer of mine -  you'll automatically receive your free catalog sometime in mid to late May.  NOTE: If you're an online customer - be sure to make sure your online account profile has your current mailing address.
  • If you're a club member - you'll also automatically receive a free catalog from me!
  • Not a current customer -  That's OK - just place an order of $50 or more in April and May, and you'll be added to my mailing list to receive a free copy!

Thanks for shopping with me!  I very much appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator!

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2012/2014 In Color Products - ending soon

#dostamping #stampinup #2012-13incolor

These In Color products will retire - so if you need to stock up on Ink Refills, Cardstock, Embellishments (ribbon and such) - you'll want to do that now.  They have been know to sell out in the past.  So stock up today (before the retired list comes out on April 21st.

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Stampin' Up! Product Availability Update 

Here's a list of products that are on backorder and their estimated availability date:

  • 103579: Paper Snips-April 14
  • 133325: Fringe Scissors-April 30
  • 124262: Whisper White Baker's Twine-April 21
  • 133322: Petite Petals Punch-April 23 

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Stampin' Up! Unite & Excite Event, Blendabilities Update

I was fortunate enough to attend one of just a few new Unite & Excite Stampin' Up! events this past week. There was food, fun, Stampin' Up! staff (Carrie Cudney & Holly Linford), good conversation and sharing, prizes (of course) and something very exciting!  

We got to play with a new product being released in the upcoming 2014/2015 Catalog...Stampin' Blendabilties Markers!  Take a look...

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #UniteExcite

These markers are great for coloring "line" images.  But look closely - you can also color our Rhinestones, Pearls, buttons and more!  

I'm still learning how to use these alcohol-type markers. But with practice, I'm excited for their arrival and can't wait to share!  Demonstrators get to pre-order them begining May 1st. (Join Stampin' Up! to get in on pre-ordering this awesome new product).  NOTE: Customers will be able to order sometime after the catalog release.  In order to avoid backorder situations - Stampin' Up! will be making announcements on their specific release dates...watch here for future announcements.

I actually have a set of the Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities - woohoo!.  I facilitated a conversation on recruiting at the event and was delightfully surprised to receive a stamp set and markers, as a thank you!  When attending my local events, you can be the first to see them.  If you're near the Plymouth, MN area, my next event is my local Card Buffet Class on April 28th RSVP here

I'm hoping Stampin' Up! is able to provide more Unite & Excite events in more locations, as this was a great way to connect with other demonstrators.  

Enjoy~Dawn 

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Stampin' Up! Catalog Retirement & Transition Dates

Mark your calendars, as it's that time of year again.  Stampin'  Up! clears out the "old" to make room for the new.  Below is the schedule for Stampin' Up!'s retired products list and new catalog releases dates.

#dostamping #stampinup #2013-2014AnnualCatalog #retiredlist

  • Monday, April 21 - Retired List to be published (products available while supplies last)
  • Monday, June 2 - New 2014/2015 Annual Catalog goes live!  (ordering begins at 12pm MT)
  • Wednesday, June 4 - Last day to order from the "old" 2013/2014 Annual Catalog
  • Thursday, August 28th - New 2014 Holiday Catalog goes live! (ordering begins at 12pm MT)

How to get your new Stampin' Up! 2014/2015 Catalog?

  • If you're a frequent customer of mine -  you'll automatically receive your free catalog sometime in mid to late May.  NOTE: If you're an online customer - be sure to make sure your online account profile has your current mailing address.
  • If you're a club member - you'll also automatically receive a free catalog from me!
  • Not a current customer -  That's OK - just place an order of $50 or more in April and May, and you'll be added to my mailing list to receive a free copy!

Thanks for shopping with me!  I very much appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator!

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2013/2014 In Color Products

#dostamping #stampinup #2012-13incolor

These colors are products that will retire - so if you need to stock up on Ink Refills, Cardstock, Embellishments (ribbon and such) - you'll want to do that now.  They have been know to sell out in the past.  So stock up today!

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Product Shares Update

I've been receiving inquiries already and thought I should share an update here:

  • Yes - I will be offering product shares and swatchbooks for the new catalog.  However, I won't know any of the details of the offering until May.  Check back then for more details.
  • If you wish to get in on any last-minute product shares (Paper or Ribbon) - I recommend contacting me now before the retired list goes live, as I'm not sure what I will be able to order because supplies can be limited.  NOTE:  I won't know until 4/21 - what is on the retired list.  But it's likely there will be some retiring ribbon products (we generally can count on the prior year's incolor ribbon retiring) and typically most of the DSP will be gone (these are my guesses from past year's experience).
  • Check out my Product Share Page

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #077: By the Tide

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week it's a Home Sweet Home Challenge.

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By-The-Tide

Get out your Postage Stamp Punch (122344) out for a "quilted-look" masculine card.  Stamp and punch, then layer onto:

  • Crumb Cake (5-1/8" x 3-7/8")
  • Very Vanilla (5-1/4 x 4")
  • Midnight Muse (8-1/2 x -5-1/2")

Even though it may look complicated, this card comes together fairly quick.  I like to get the bottom row done first.  Then work up the side and fill in the rest from there.  You'll be done in no time at all. 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies 

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