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September 2014

Plymouth Unite & Excite: a huge success!

Last month I was honored to be selected by Stampin' Up! to host an Unite & Excite event in Plymouth, MN.  The event took place this past weekend and I'm thrilled to say, it was a huge success!  

#dostamping #stampinup #uniteexcite #dawnolchefske #tablefavor #flowerpotsuckerholder

Seventy five local demonstrators gathered at the Medina Entertainment Center to share creative and business tips, socialize, make new friends (sounds like Girl Scouts, huh?), prizes and more!  

#dostamping #stampinup #uniteexcite #dawnolchefske

Networking!

#dostamping #stampinup #uniteexcite #dawnolchefske #yeehaw by Debby Filiowich

Fabulous Displays!

#dostamping #stampinup #uniteexcite #dawnolchefske #chalkboardbanner  Linda Larson

Awesome Speakers!

#dostamping #stampinup #uniteexcite #dawnolchefske

New Friends!

#dostamping #stampinup #uniteexcite #dawnolchefske

Old Friends! (well, you know what I mean)

#dostamping #stampinup #uniteexcite #dawnolchefske

and you can't forget the swaps!

For more photos of displays and more, be sure to check out my facebook DOstamping-Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator page.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness 

 


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #098: Remembering 911

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

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup  #dostamperstars #thursdaychallenge #homesweethomechallenge #cardmaking #DSC098 #bigshot #starframelit #eyecandycreativestudio #911

When I was organizing this week's challenge, I noticed it landed on 9/11 and I thought it would be nice to pay tribute.  I came across this wonderful subway art graphic from eyecandycreativestudio.  It think it says it all. 

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup  #dostamperstars #thursdaychallenge #homesweethomechallenge #cardmaking #DSC098 #bigshot #starframelit #911

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup  #dostamperstars #thursdaychallenge #homesweethomechallenge #cardmaking #DSC098 #glimmerpaper #reinkers

Color your Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with Pacific Point refill ink

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup  #dostamperstars #thursdaychallenge #homesweethomechallenge #cardmaking #DSC098 #bigshot #starframelit 

I'm going to leave you with today's card in hopes that you'll take a moment of silence for the innocent people who lost their lives that day and for others who continue to lay down their lives for our freedom..thank you.

Remembering 911~Dawn O

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

Subway art "911 Tribute" credit goes to: eyecandycreativestudio

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September 2014: Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class is Ready for YOU!

My popular Just Cards Buffet TO GO class is ready for September!  Monthly Subscribers have their class kits and now it's your chance to get one too.  See below for details and instructions for purchasing this popular class. 

September 2014 

I think you're gonna love this month's class.  It's a nice mix of birthday, cheery and bright, a touch of autumn with a little bit of Christmas too.

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  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Available while supplies last
  • Kits are generally available on the 2nd Thursday of the month 
  • Monthly Subscribers are given priority (see below on how you can be a monthly subscriber)
  • All sales are final
  • Click Buy Now button below to purchase your Class Kit. (if the Buy Now button isn't available, click here)

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Kits generally sell out in a couple of days, so purchase your kit today!

NOTE:  Within 24-48 hrs of your purchase, your class kit will be mailed and you'll receive an email notice with your card kit PDF.

NOTE: If you have trouble with the Buy Now button, click here

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Monthly Subscriber Information:

Don't want to miss Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class each month?  Become a monthly subscriber!  Monthly Subscribers receive a special 3-Day Advance Notice of the class availability (before they are made available to the public). This ensures monthly subscribers can get their class kit before they are sold out.  In addition, subscribers are guaranteed to receive a full selection of the card offerings (see #1 below).  After 3-days, any remaining class kits will be made available to the public.

NOTE:  This class generally sells out fast (sometimes within days after posting to the public).  So I highly recommend Monthly Subscribers purchase their kit within the 3-day advance notice timeframe, to ensure receiving a full card selection kit.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber:  DOstamping@yahoo.com

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Here are the details for Dawn's "Just Cards" Buffet TO GO Class:

  1. You'll receive a variety of the card kits shown. You'll receive at least 5 or more different card kits, of which some you'll receive two of, for a total of 8 card kits. (Cards may not be hand selected, as they are packaged randomly.)  However, monthly subscribers will be guaranteed a full selection of card offerings.
  2. Card kits include envelopes and the pre-cut card pieces and accessories for you to complete your card.  Adhesive is not included.
  3. Details instructions are NOT provided.  Once the class is mailed to you, you will receive an email notice that will include the card kit PDF.  The PDF will include a photo and supply list for each card.  Be sure to save the PDF to your computer to assist you in completing your card.  If you need detailed instructions, this class may not meet your needs.
  4. Die cutting and shape punching will be completed for you (without stamped images).  However, most border punching is NOT provided.
  5. Texture embossing will be completed for you as well, except when stamping first is necessary. 
  6. Stamped images are NOT included in the card kits.  This is in accordance with Stampin' Up! copyright/angel policy.   If you do not have a specific stamp set used for a card, you may purchase them in my online store or you can substitute like-size or styled images.

If you have any questions or want to be a monthly subscriber, contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Dawn Olchefske
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator 

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Here's what people are saying about Dawn's Card Buffet TO GO Class...

"Oh Dawn! How BEAUTIFUL!," is what I squealed when I opened your...Buffet TO GO Class! All perfectly cut, beautiful papers, trimmings, and even the PDF for the ideas, just exquisite! Your kit came to me perfectly mailed and quickly! Thank you so very much for offering this great kit!  I look forward to buying more kits from you! Big, huge, inky hugs, -Megan L

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Amazing Birthday Window Fun Fold Card Video: Take a "Peek-a-Boo"

If you enjoy making Fun Fold cards, then you're in for a treat with today's Peek-a-Boo Window Card (aka: Shutter Card). Get out your Banner Framelits and you can craft right along with my How'd She DO That? video...let's get crafting!

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #funfold #fancyfold #amazingbirthday #peekaboocard #shuttercard

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #funfold #fancyfold #amazingbirthday #peekaboocard #shuttercard

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #funfold #fancyfold #amazingbirthday #peekaboocard #shuttercard 

This card is hard to get the full-effect in photographs.  But basically, as you open the card, the center reveals itself.  It's really cool.  Check out the How'd She DO That? video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Peek A Boo Window Card

 

Wasn't that fun?!  Give it a try - it's not as hard as it may look.

Enjoy~Dawn O 

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9/9/14: Weekly Deals, New Photopolymer & Reminders

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

Shop: Weekly Deals 

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September Photopolymer Release

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #YoureWonderful #photopolymer

You’ve got lots of wonderful people in your life, and the You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set will help you tell them so! This 18-piece gives you tons of options to help you match the perfect sentiment with the occasion and recipient of your choice.

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #YoureWonderful #photopolymer

139158 You're Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set 

 

Shop: Photopolymer Stamps

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2014 Holiday Catalog

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2014 Holiday Catalog

Shop: 2014 Holiday Catalog

You may have noticed there wasn't any Hostess Stamp Sets in the Holiday Catalog. Instead, Stampin' Up! is offering an exclusive stamp set for parties and online orders that total $300 or more.  

Check out the details for getting the FREE Good Greetings stamp. 

Shop: 2014 Holiday Catalog

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Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin - first 2 months 50% Off! - ENDS TOMORROW 9/10/14!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #paperpumpkin #cardmakingkits

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Ends: September 10, 2014

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

When you join now, you'll receive the September Kit to be shipped between September 11-15th.

Subscribe to: Paper Pumpkin

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Stampin' Up! Product Availability Update 

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

130999: Old Olive Assortment Blendabilities Markers-September 12
135292: Faux Leather Black Project Life Album-Availability not yet determined

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness 

 


Paper Pumpkin by Max: Big Wish rating

As some of you know, I gave my grandson Max a subscription to Paper Pumpkin for his birthday.  Not only is he lovin' it...it's the gift that keeps on giving, as it comes every month!  What fun for a 7 year old, right?

He and his brother, Sam stopped over yesterday (and Angie, of course) for a visit.  They came bearing gifts.  A thank you gift.  Take a look...

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #cardmaking #paperpumpkin #bigwish #diy

  #dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #cardmaking #paperpumpkin #bigwish #diy 

The card and box are from the Big Wish kit (from July).  That little box is bigger than you think.  It fit 11 Ghirardelli chocolate squares in there - yum!

I have to admit...I'm having as much fun with him getting the Paper Pumpkin kits as he is.  Whenever he receives a new one, he gives me a call and let's me know what color ink is in that month's kit.  It's a lot of fun to hear your grandkids speak in Stampin' Up! colors.

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #cardmaking #paperpumpkin #bigwish #diy 

With the Big Wish kit, there was enough to complete the following projects:

  • 6 cards and envelopes
  • 6 boxes, ribbon, tags
  • 6 extra tags

We have a rating system for each Paper Pumpkin kit.  When he's done making the kit, I ask him to rate it on a scale of 1 to 5 (five is the highest).  The "Big Wish" kit was rated a 5 on the "Max Scale" (though he said that mommy rated it a 3). 

Warms my heart!  If you're looking to create papercrafting memories with your kids, grandkids, nieces/nephews...I highly recommend giving Paper Pumpkin a try!

Or like one of my Paper Pumpkin customers...she received it as a gift from her daughter and is lovin' it!.  I just received a sweet comment from her the other day...

  • "I'm loving the gift.... of paper pumpkins from my daughter and send her one of the cards from the pkg each month. Hope SU keeps up the quality of the pp and I will put a renewal in my daughters ears when the time comes."  (She even sent a card to me!)

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #cardmaking #paperpumpkin #bigwish #diy

And...if you're a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber, YOU can order past kits and refills (when available).  Woohoo!

Join Paper Pumpkin

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#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #paperpumpkin #cardmakingkits

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months.

Offer Ends: September 10, 2014 (that's tomorrow!)

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin by September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit MyPaperPumpkin.com to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).

When you join now by September 10th, you'll receive the September kit to be shipped between September 11-15th.

Join Paper Pumpkin 

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Holiday Catalog: 3 Ornamental Pine Swaps

A couple weeks ago, I participated in a swap with local demonstrators for the 2014 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  I received some fabulous swaps (over 60), which I'll be sharing some throughout the month.  But for today, as promised, here are a few that featured my favorite stamp set...Ornamental Pine

#dostamping #stampinup #2014HolidayCatalog #christmas #diy #cardmaking made by Karen Titus

Created by: Karen Titus  

#dostamping #stampinup #2014HolidayCatalog #christmas #diy #cardmaking made by Tree Westerman

Created by: Tree Westerman

#dostamping #stampinup #2014HolidayCatalog #christmas #diy #cardmaking made by Susan Campfield

 Created by: Susan Campfield

#dostamping #stampinup #2014HolidayCatalog #christmas #diy #cardmaking #ornamentalpine 

 Enjoy~Dawn O

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Another Screen Divider Card: Ornamental Pines - ooh!

For today's Ornamental Pines Screen Divider card, I got an "ooh" from my husband!  When a card can illicit more than a "that's nice" response... that's sayin' something, don't you think?

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #confettistarspunch #ornamentalpines #2014holidaycatalog #cardmaking #diy #screendivider #foldingcards #christmas

I have to admit...I too, am completely in love with this card.  Not only does it feature my favorite Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog  stamp set, Ornamental Pines, but take a look at that "stars" border...love!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #confettistarspunch #ornamentalpines #2014holidaycatalog #cardmaking #diy #screendivider #foldingcards #christmas

I was just besides myself with glee, when I was punching this card. The Confetti Stars Punch results are spectacular!  But that's not all it does...beside border punching, it creates tiny little stars that you can use as confetti (largest star measures 1/4").  You'll want to add this to your punch collection, it will make you smile!  (one word of caution - punch it with scrap paper a few times first.  Mine had a little "oil" residue on it that once you punched it a few times, it will go away)

Confetti Stars Punch

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edited to add:  Check out my "How'd She DO That? Screen Divider Card video

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Holiday Catalog Product Shares

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I'm starting to work on cutting, sorting, wrapping, assembling and packing of Holiday Catalog Product Shares this weekend.  They should be ready to take to the post office no later than Tuesday or Wednesday next week (a few days ahead of schedule - woohoo!).

I just closed out round 2 and placed that order, and am now taking reservations for round 3.  Find the details for both Holiday and Annual Catalog Product Shares here, and reserve yours today!

Don't forget...

Washi-Tape-Offer

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#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness