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June 2014

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #086: QC Flower Punches

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

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamperstars, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge #punchart #DSC086

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamperstars, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge #punchart #DSC086

The first thing I thought of when I saw this week's STARS Challenge is Stampin' Up!'s fabulous punches!  Which makes it a QC card (quick and cute)!  

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamperstars, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge #punchart #DSC086

To give the petals a little volume - I placed the flowers on a Stampin' Piercing Mat.  Using the non-piercing side of a Paper Piercing tool, I pressed in the center of the flowers.  Use Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to the card.  Voila - gorgeous!

Dawn's Supply List

130698s
$15.95

Enjoy~Dawn O

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

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2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #craftsupplies #diy #2014AnnualCatalog #cardmaking #rubberstamping

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Join-for-$50-Dawn

  • Join in the month of June and choose from two starter kits: 
    • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
    • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
    • includes:  Free Shipping (saves 10%), Free Paper Pumpkin kit and supply pack(catalogs, order forms, etc)
    • NOTE:  you many choose the new Blendabilities in your starter kit, as they are currently available to demonstrators for pre-order.
    • Learn more here.   

Join my STARS here

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Dawn's Product Shares: Right on Schedule!

#stampinup #dostamping #dawnolchefske #productshare #ribbon

New Ribbon and Paper is in the house!  We are feverishly sorting, cutting, and wrapping ribbon and paper for you!

I'm on track for my originally published schedule for first round Product Shares.  If you reserved and paid for your reservation by June 3rd, then this is your schedule.

Here's my estimated first round Product Share schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 3 - place my order with Stampin' Up!
  • estimate June 11-12 - receive order from Stampin' Up!
  • estimate June 13-14 - cut, sort, package, prep shares
  • estimate June 16-17 - shares should be ready to mail to participants 

Round Two estimates:

  • For reservations made between June 4th and June 8th, your shares are estimated to be mailed around June 20th
  • For reservations made between June 9th and June 12th, your shares are estimated to be mailed around June 24th.

Round Three - taking reservations now!

See my Product Share Page for 2014-15 Annual Catalog shares and options for you to choose from, starting with my most popular share -"I Want it ALL" share!

2013-I-Want-it-All-Bundle

(NOTE: this is a photo of last year's "I Want it ALL" Share)

"I Want It ALL" Share - $93.25 (+$5.95 priority shipping)

This popular share includes the following: 

  • NEW Designer Series Paper Bundle - 100 sheets
  • NEW Ribbon Bundle - 90 yards
  • FREE - NEW Accessories Sampler, which includes a sampling of:
    • In-Color Clothespins, Sequins, Clothespins, Hodgepodge Clips, Gift Card Enclosure, Polka Dot Gift Bag & Tag

Get in on my third round of shares...Reserve your spot today!

Thanks~Dawn O

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

 


Paper Pumpkin: Pure Joy!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #paperpumpkin #kidscrafts #cardmakingkit #diy #heyman

Last month, my Paper Pumpkin kit (Hey Man) arrived just before my grandsons spent the weekend with us.  I know that Max "loooooves Paper Pumpkin" (as he puts it), so I set it aside for the two of us to work play with together.

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #paperpumpkin #kidscrafts #cardmakingkit #diy

Here he is making his cards.  He did everything by himself with the exception of the twine. The upper left photo is kind of blurry, but it truly captures how he feels about Paper Pumpkin (loooooves it) and crafting with his Umma...Pure Joy!

We have a rating system for each Paper Pumpkin kit.  When we're done making the kit, I ask him to rate it on a scale of 1 to 5 (five is the highest).  The "Hey Man" kit was rated a 4 on the "Max Scale".  

My favorite thing about Paper Pumpkin was totally unexpected.  It's a special time to stamp with my grandson.  He loooooves Paper Pumpkin (oh, I said that already), and that touches my heart.  To give that experience to Max and myself...that's what this hobby is all about!  Don't you think?

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #paperpumpkin #kidscrafts #cardmakingkit #diy 

If you have kids or grandkids who enjoy crafting, this is a perfect gift for them and yourself...special bonding time with your kids!  Or how about a neice or nephew who asks for "art supplies" for their birthday (like Max did)?  With Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions, there is an option that is just right for everyone!  (prices below include shipping, but not sales tax) 

Add a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription to your online order today!

(after you place your order, you'll receive instructions on how to redeem/start your subscription)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


6/10/14: Weekly Deals, Early Bird Last Day, Calling All Heroes

Weekly Deals

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

#weeklydeals #stampinup #dostamping #craftingsupplies #diy

Dawn's Favorites 

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

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

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

Shop Weekly Deals 

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NEW Calling All Heroes Photopolymer Stamp Set

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #callingallheroes #photopolymer

Oh my gosh - isn't this stinkin' cute?  I'm thinking my grandsons will be all over this new Calling All Heroes stamp set!

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #callingallheroes #photopolymer

  • 138002 Calling All Heroes Photopolymer stamp set
  • 62 stamps, $25.95
  • Recommended Clear Blocks: A, B, C & I(not included)
  • While supplies last

The Calling All Heroes is a must-have for your stamp collection. Get it today! 

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#Stampinup #dostamperSTARS #dostamping #joinstamping #signandsave

Join in the month of June and choose from two starter kits: 

  • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
  • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
  • includes:  Free Shipping (saves 10%), Free Paper Pumpkin kit and supply pack(catalogs, order forms, etc)
  • NOTE:  you many choose the new Blendabilities in your starter kit, as they are currently available to demonstrators for pre-order.
  • Learn more here.   

Allison says...(on preparing for her first class), "You had a lot of helpful advice. Thanks for all your help and support!"

Join my STARS here

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#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #craftsupplies #diy #2014AnnualCatalog #cardmaking #rubberstamping

 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

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Dawn's 2014-15 Annual Catalog Product Shares & Swatchbooks

If you missed out on my first round, I am taking reservations for a 2nd round.  See my Product Share Page for 2014-15 Annual Catalog shares and options for you to choose from, starting with my most popular share -"I Want it ALL" share!

2013-I-Want-it-All-Bundle

(NOTE: this is a photo of last year's "I Want it ALL" Share)

Early Bird Bonus ends today, June 10th

Get FREE shipping on the "I Want It ALL" Share - $93.25
 (+$5.95 priority shipping)
(must make your reservation by no later than June 10th, to get free shipping)

The popular "I Want It ALL" Share includes the following: 

  • NEW Designer Series Paper Bundle - 100 sheets
  • NEW Ribbon Bundle - 90 yards
  • FREE - NEW Accessories Sampler, which includes a sampling of:
    • In-Color Clothespins, Sequins, Clothespins, Hodgepodge Clips, Gift Card Enclosure, Polka Dot Gift Bag & Tag

Get in on my second round of shares...Reserve your spot today!

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Stampin' Up! Product Availability Update 

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

130931: Brights Candy Dots-June 14
137553: Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set-June 17
133324: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch-June 27
130698: Pansy Punch-Availability not yet determined

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


DOstamperSTARS 2014-15 Stampin' Up! Catalog Swap

Dawn's Product Shares Reminder

Have you seen the new catalog yet?  All that glorious new ribbon and paper...what fun!  You just want to have it all, don't you?  There's a way you can without breaking the bank...a product share.  Get a sampling of the new paper and ribbon (and more) with Dawn's "I Want it All" Share.

Early Bird Bonus ends tomorrow, June 10th

Get FREE shipping on the "I Want It ALL" Share - $93.25
 (+$5.95 priority shipping)
(must make your reservation by no later than June 10th, to get free shipping)

The popular "I Want It ALL" Share includes the following: 

  • NEW Designer Series Paper Bundle - 100 sheets
  • NEW Ribbon Bundle - 90 yards
  • FREE - NEW Accessories Sampler, which includes a sampling of:
    • In-Color Clothespins, Sequins, Clothespins, Hodgepodge Clips, Gift Card Enclosure, Polka Dot Gift Bag & Tag

To see all my paper and ribbon share offerings, check out my Product Share page and make your reservation today!

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Today I'm sharing some of the fabulous work from my DOstamperSTARS.  We recently had a swap using the new 2014-15 Stampin' Up! Catalog pre-order products and here's what they came up with... 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope you enjoyed the STARS creations!  Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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#Stampinup #dostamperSTARS #dostamping #joinstamping #signandsave

Join in the month of June and choose from two starter kits: 

  • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
  • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
  • includes:  Free Shipping (saves 10%), Free Paper Pumpkin kit and supply pack(catalogs, order forms, etc)
  • NOTE:  you many choose the new Blendabilities in your starter kit, as they are currently available to demonstrators for pre-order.
  • Learn more here.   

Sue says...Thank you for all you have done, you have been a dream as an upline with your support and enthusiam that you bring.

Join my STARS here

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #085: Hedgehogs are back with A Little Smile!

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge!  This week it's a Sketch Challenge.  

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge, #sketchchallenge

 DSC#085-alittlesmile

How cute is this? I dare you to not smile at these darling little hedgehogs. They've got a cheerful message and they're so darn cute you cant help but want to put them on everything.  

I love hedgehogs and even have a collection of them (stamps, figurines and more). So, of course I was completely over the moon when I saw the new "A Little Smile" single stamp (134351) in the new catalog...not a little smile, but a BIG smile!

DSC#085-alittlesmile-du

Dawn's Cardmaking Tips

  • Image is stamped with the new Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (coming soon), on Whisper White.  
  • I hand cut around the image - close to the end.  (Additional mattes measure 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" Real Red, 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" Crumb Cake)
  • I mainly used Stampin' Blendabilities (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, & Skin Tone Assortment).  
  • As we don't carry a lighter or medium brown yet, I got out my Stampin' Write Crumb Cake Marker (120967) and Blender Pen (102845) to color the Hedgehog belly.  
  • Even the Rhinestone Jewels were colored using Stampin' Blendabilities!
  • Pattern paper is from the new Flowerpot Designer Series Paper (133698) - let me just say...cute!! (4" x 5-1/4")
  • Add to Whisper White card base of 4-1/4" x 11

I hope these little hedgehogs gave you A Little Smile.  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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

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2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #craftsupplies #diy #2014AnnualCatalog #cardmaking #rubberstamping

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Join-for-$50-Dawn

  • Join in the month of June and choose from two starter kits: 
    • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
    • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
    • includes:  Free Shipping (saves 10%), Free Paper Pumpkin kit and supply pack(catalogs, order forms, etc)
    • NOTE:  you many choose the new Blendabilities in your starter kit, as they are currently available to demonstrators for pre-order.
    • Learn more here.   

Join my STARS here

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Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer stamp set update

This popular stamp set is currently sold out.  But...more are on order.  I'll keep you posted on when it's back in stock.

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


New Catalog Time: "So Very Happy" Control Freak Swap

One of my favorite times of the Stampin' Up! year is when the new Annual Catalog is released. So many new things to choose from and get excited about.  One of them is this stickin' cute owl from the So Very Happy stamp set.

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #soveryhappy, #blendabilities

I received the So Very Happy stamp set at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference back in January.  But only recently got a chance to play with it, as I reached for it for my Control Freak pre-order swap.  (Check out another So Very Happy card.) 

So-Very-Happy-Owl-bcu

I did use the Stampin' Blendabilities Markers on the Owl.  Colored the image with the light Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Marker, then added accents with the medium marker.  The slightly darker area on his "middle area" was done by going back and adding more color with the light marker.  I didn't want it too dark, so that worked perfectly. (These markers are scheduled to be released late June/early July - but demonstrators can purchase them now.  Join now for only $50.)

Dawn's Stamping Supplies (and measurements)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


In Color Blog Candy Winners, Sign & Save!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014incolor #craftsupplies #diy #cardmaking

Here are the results & winners from the In Color poll for which is your favorite from the new Stampin' Up! 2014-2016 In Colors.

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014incolor #craftsupplies #diy #cardmaking #BlackberryBliss

By far...Blackberry Bliss was the clear favorite!  Here are the results of the poll:

  • 41% for Blackberry Bliss
  • 29% for Lost Lagoon
  • 13% for Mossy Meadow
  • 11% for Tangelo Twist
  • 6% for Hello Honey

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014incolor #blogcandy 

  • Five lucky winners will receive one of the In Color cards shown above using their favorite color
  • One person will receive ALL five cards and 5 colors of the Printed Clothespins!

In Color Blog Candy Winners are... 

Blackberry Bliss

  • Since I have to choose one, it will be the blackberry bliss. Love your sample cards.
  • Commenter name: Cindy

Hello Honey

  • Love your inspiring use of the new colors. I think Hello Honey is my favorite, but who can choose just one? Love your examples!
  • Commenter name: Beth

Lost Lagoon

  • Hi Dawn, I'd love to visit that Lost Lagoon. The colors are so peaceful and relaxing!
  • Commenter name: Mildred D

Mossy Meadow

  • I love them all, but blackberry bliss and mossy meadow are my favorite......ok ok ummm mossy meadow it is :-)
  • Commenter name: syl

Tangelo Twist

  • Great new colors. Tangelo Twist is my favorite. Thanks for sharing all your card ideas!
  • Commenter name: Jude

And the winner of all 5 cards and Printed Clothespins goes to...

  • OH MY, so many beautiful colors to choose. However, that Blackberry Bliss is just yummy....I can just taste those blackberries right now! Thank you, Dawn for giving us a chance to sample these new colors!
  • Commenter name: PatM

If your name is listed above - just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com with your full name and mailing address and I'll pop your card in the mail to you.

That was fun!  Thanks for playing along~Dawn O

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Join-for-$50-Dawn

  • Join in the month of June and choose from two starter kits: 
    • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
    • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
    • includes:
      • Free Shipping (saves 10%)
      • Free Paper Pumpkin kit
      • Supply pack includes (catalogs, order forms, etc)

This offer is perfect for new and experienced stampers alike. And it's the perfect time to join!  Why?

Demonstrator Benefits:

  • 30 percent discount on your first order (of $150 or more placed within 45 days)
  • 20 percent discount (or more) on all your orders

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    Free registration fee to our annual Convention (must be registered by the 20th of June)
  • Create STAR friendships that will last a lifetime

So...Have you ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!?  Learn more here.  Or contact me with your questions (dostamping@yahoo.com). 

Join my STARS here

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn