2015 Sale-a-Bration

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #124: Altering Sheer Perfection Vellum

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Sketch Challenge!  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

 

Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum Sale-a-Bration Card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

Today's sketch is a good basic sketch, great for both beginners and experienced card makers.  I decided to keep it simple and use some pattern paper for the focal point. I hadn't had a chance to work with the new Sale-a-Bration Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack, so today was the day to play.

Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum Sale-a-Bration Card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

If you come in closer, you can see that the flowers look white and yellow.  That's not because of careful coloring.  That's so not in my wheelhouse.  I actually tried a few things to get the look I was going for. 

Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum technique shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

  • First I tried dry embossing the back side with a Simply Scored Stylus
  • Not quite what I was looking for, so instead I colored the back side of the vellum with 2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers (Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow).
  • That was closer to what I was looking, but still not exactly what I envisioned. 
  • Then I thought, "hmm...what if I do both?  Ooh...you may be onto something Dawn."
  • Here's what I did...color first, then dry embossed.  I was giddy with the results.
  • (Note: the backside doesn't look so great, but the front...oh, so pretty!)

Altered Sheer Perfection Vellum Sale-a-Bration Card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#124 #dostamping #stampinup

It's hard to capture the final look and feel.  But trust me...this card just begs for you to touch it.  In fact, I can't stop rubbing my hands over the flowers.  

The greeting from Simply Wonderful and Baker's Twine from the In Color Accessory Pact are both Sale-a-Bration choices, which ends in just 10 days. 

You're Simply Wonderful ~Dawn O

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Want to see another way to alter Sheer Perfection Vellum?  Check out Stampin' Up!'s video below.

WATCH VIDEO: Sale-A-Bration Papers Coloring Techniques

 

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

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Now Available - March 2015 Just Cards Buffet TO GO class offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Just Released...Dawn's Just Cards TO GO Class 

Get yours here

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Join the STARS during Sale-a-Bration!

When you purchase the Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration, you'll receive a bonus of your choice!

Details:

  • Dates: January 6 through March 31
  • Customize your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:
    • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products
    • A business supply pack valued at $50
    • That's a total value of $175
  • Plus choose one of the following options for free!
    • Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit.
    • Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

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As Rhonda B recently shared,

I was looking for something to do to earn a little extra money after I retire...My wonderful sister, Rose, talked me into going along with her to a "stamp camp". I kept telling her, "I can't do this" and all she would ever say back was "YES YOU CAN".....Once there, I enjoyed myself and really enjoyed making cards. The cards lead into the paper crafts...and what a stress reliver it is! Although I am only in it as a hobbiest, we do craft shows every spring and fall. I have a few coworkers that keep me busy too. So Thanks to my wonderful sister, Rose, that is how I got connected to the DOstamper STARS too! 

My community of STARS are located all over the United States.  We have occasional local meetings (Twin Cities area), but mostly we gather online.  In fact - tomorrow we're having a Virtual Gathering on facebook - woohoo!  From sharing creative ideas and tips, swaps, business tips and more...we have a fabulous and supportive community that is looking forward to giving you a warm welcome!

Prefer a "local" connection?  Contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com and we can try to connect you with a STAR who is more local to you.

Need more information about Stampin' Up! & my DOstamperSTARS?  Learn more here

Are you Ready?  Become a STAR Today! 

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

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March 2015 Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class is Ready for YOU!

After the last couple of month's of Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class selling out so fast, I decided to make a few extra kits this month. I think you're gonna enjoy this month's class.  

Featured stamp sets: 
 
 
 
If you don't want to miss out, be sure to sign up for my Monthly Subscriber option (listed below).
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March 2015 

(scroll down to view availability of past month's offerings)

 Now Available - March 2015 Just Cards Buffet TO GO class offered by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  • Card Buffet TO GO Fee: $24.99 for 8 pre-cut card kits, includes postage/paypal fees
  • US mailing addresses only
  • Available while supplies last
  • Kits are typically 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

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Get your JUST CARDS BUFFET TO GO CLASS 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.

Contact me today to become a Monthly Subscriber (with your full name, mailing address and phone #):  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...

I love all your designs and they are so easy to complete. - Gladys

Just wanted to confirm that I received the beautiful ...card buffet to go and can’t wait to see what’s up for (next month)!!  Mahalo and have a great week! - Sandy

"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

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Past Kits availability:

Dec 2014 Card Buffet Class TO GO offered by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #cardmakingkits #stampinup

 December 2014

 

  DOstamping Card Buffet Class TO GO, November 2014

 November 2014 

on sale for only $19.99

 

DOstamping Card Buffet Class TO GO, October 2014

October 2014

on sale for only $19.99

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Petal Potpourri, Lovely Amazing You & SAB In Color Accessory Pack

I received my Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set the other day and had to crack it open right away.  I'm totally lovin' the font for the greetings plus you can't go wrong with feathers too (another image in this set).  I immediately put it into action with these two cards, pairing it with the Occasions stamp set, Petal Potpourri and the new SAB In Color Accessory Pack.  Check it out... 

Petal Potpourri Bundle (save 15%) card with Lovely Amazing You photopolymer (Feb Release) card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Petal Potpourri Bundle (save 15%) card with Lovely Amazing You photopolymer (Feb Release) card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

This is the first one I made, inspired by a card a saw on Pinterest.  I like the basic layout, but I wanted to take it up a notch.  Sometimes I need a "practice" card first before I start to get the feel of a stamp set.  Do you do that too?

Petal Potpourri Bundle (save 15%) card with Lovely Amazing You photopolymer (Feb Release) card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

By turning the "side stamped panel" into a tag, I get a completely different look to the card.  Now I'm really happy with the card - it makes me smile.  I hope it makes you smile tool, as it's one of the cards included in my March Just Cards Buffet TO GO class that will be ready to purchase tomorrow (Thursday, 3/19)...stop back then.

Petal Potpourri Bundle (save 15%) card with Lovely Amazing You photopolymer (Feb Release) card created by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

If you look closely, you'll notice a strip of Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  I'm lovin' this paper that is not just for Valentine's Day.  When you flip it over - ALL the designs are black & white.  I added Hello Honey ink with a sponge dauber, creating a custom paper for my project.  

You're Lovely & Amazing~Dawn O

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Meet the STARS

Speaking of Pinterest...Meet Linda B

My sister introduced me to Pinterest 3 years ago. At that same time I moved to a new town/state and was looking for something to fill my time (I am an empty nester now). I saw some cute Christmas cards (SU stamp set) and thought I would like to try that. Needless to say, I was hooked. I was spending so much, I thought I would become a demo to save money. I picked Dawn since I was following her blog and she has a "sweet voice" on her videos and cute grandkids! I don't have any customers, but am keeping my extended family supplied with cards (and OWH)

Are you an "emptynester" like Linda?  In fact, I was an empty nester when I joined too.  I was looking for something to fill those empty hours, yet be a creative outlet too.  I joined for the discount (as most do!) and look where I am today...wow!  

We'd love to welcome you to our community of STARS.  You can learn more about the STARS and Stampin' Up! here.

Join Stampin' Up! during Sale-a-Bration and choose an bonus gift of...

Two 2015 Sale-a-Bration items
OR
One Project Kit from 2015 Occasions Catalog (5 to choose from)

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

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3/17 Weekly Deals, Additional Sale-a-Bration Items added, Paper Pumpkin Video

Weekly Deals

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Week's Deals to your shopping bag.

weeklydeals from Stampin' Up! #dostamping #craftingsupplies

 


GuestSTAR: Mackenzie Fuchs Swap Angel

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards made by DOstamperSTAR Mackenzie Fuchs. She was a "swap angel" for our last swap (filling in for someone else at the last minute).  She rose to the occasion with flying colors.  Every time I walk past my display with her cards - I just have to smile.  She has such a talent and I'm so glad she was able to be our swap angel. Take a look...
 
Cheerful Critters DOstamperSTARS swap by Mackenzie Fuchs share by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 
 
Simply Wonderful DOstamperSTARS swap by Mackenzie Fuchs share by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 
Didn't she do a fabulous job?!  Be sure to check out her blog Do All Things (she shares her craft room re-do, it's awesome!)

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Meet Mackenzie...

I had been looking for a place to go and make cards because I did not have a lot of supplies so I googled "card making classes mn" and Stampin' Up! popped up. After finding the demonstrator in my area I saw that she had an upcoming card class and I emailed her asking if I could join. After attending the class and wanting EVERYTHING in the catalog, I ended up placing a few orders over the course of a few days. I was hooked!

So I started to think about the demonstrator opportunity in the back of the catalog--was it for me? I'm not the most outgoing person and my network isn't very large so I wasn't sure I would be able to sell to other women! I did know one thing though, I wanted everything in that beautiful catalog! I started researching what it meant to be a demonstrator and found some great blogs about how you don't have sell to others to be a demonstrator, you can join to enjoy the demonstrator discount (be a "happy shopper"). My heart fluttered! I could have my cake and eat it, too?! Yay! I contacted Heidi, my demonstrator, and asked her what she thought.  Before we could even meet to talk about it, I just signed up!  I couldn't wait to get my order(s)!

It has been a year now and I am in love with all the ways Stampin' Up! takes care of their demonstrators

  • preorders for all the new catalogs
  • events where I can meet up with other women that love what I love
  • all the opportunities to stay inspired
This truly is a unique opportunity and its so easy to find inspiration! I always like to tell people that I love Stampin' Up! because everything coordinates. I used to go to the local craft stores and see many, many cute things I'd like to use but then I realized how they are all in different collections and none of those collections coordinate. That just doesn't work for me; I need to know that all my supplies are going to work well and play nice together.
If you're thinking of joining Stampin' Up!--DO IT! You won't regret it and you will fall even more in love with stamping (and save some money in the process). 

Become a STAR, Join Stampin' Up! with Dawn Olchefske

I think she said it perfectly!  Are you like Mackenzie and want to be a "Happy Shopper"?  Then joining now may be the right time for you.  During Sale-a-Bration (ends March 31st), you can select an additional gift of either...

Need more information?  Learn more here

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

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #123: SAB Irresistibly Yours

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Color Challenge!  

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #123 Color Combo #dostamping #stampinup

Butterfly Basics and SAB Irresistibly Yours DSP card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #123 #dostamping #stampinup

For this week's challenge, I pulled out the free Sale-a-Bration choice...Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I've been playing with it this week and have to say...I'm in love!  Here's why:

  • It's thicker than our "normal" Designer Series Paper
  • It's a white paper that is "printed" with a glossy white pattern
  • Tons of coloring options including stamping, sponging, brayering and more!
  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 designs in 12" x 12" (see below)
  • It's a FREE Sale-A-Bration choice - ends March 31st

Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper #stampinup #SAB2015

Dawn's Tips for Coloring Irresistibly Yours DSP

  • Stamp fern image a couple times with Blackberry Bliss onto 4" x 2-3/4" piece of Irresistibly Yours DSP.
  • First just dab off excess ink from the glossy patterns using a paper towel.  Then wipe the rest of the ink off with a more firm hand.  I did end up using a little bit a moisture to get it all off.
  • Using sponge dauber to add Rich Razzleberry ink to color the rest of the paper.  Tip: pull off ink from the sponge onto scratch paper.  This helps in starting with a light touch of color (you can always add more color, but you can't take it away).  I used a "swirly" motion to add the color.
  • Wipe off excess color
  • Then sponge edges with Blackberry Bliss ink.  
  • Wipe off excess color.
  • Enjoy!

  Something Borrowed Embellishment, Butterfly Basics and SAB Irresistibly Yours DSP card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #123 #dostamping #stampinup

Do you see something new? 

It was tons of fun playing with the Irresistibly Yours paper.  And there's no need to resist adding it to your next order, as it's free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration.

Enjoy! ~Dawn O

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

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Join the STARS during Sale-a-Bration!

When you purchase the Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration, you'll receive a bonus of your choice!

Details:

  • Dates: January 6 through March 31
  • Customize your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:
    • Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products
    • A business supply pack valued at $50
    • That's a total value of $175
  • Plus choose one of the following options for free!
    • Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit.
    • Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

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As Pat S recently shared,

The very first time I stamped I attended a Mother-Daughter Girl Scout event. I was amazed! I started going to stamping workshops with my girls, eventually joining a monthly group. Everything I learned I adapted to projects with my daughters and then with both my Girl Scout troops.  Now that I have cut my hours back at work and we have an empty nest, being a demonstrator seemed the perfect thing to do! I had been utilizing Dawns site for a while so when choosing an upline she was my first choice!!

My community of STARS are located all over the United States.  We have occasional local meetings (Twin Cities area), but mostly we gather online.  From sharing creative ideas and tips, swaps, business tips and more...we have a fabulous and supportive community that is looking forward to giving you a warm welcome!

Prefer a "local" connection?  Contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com and we can try to connect you with a STAR who is more local to you.

Need more information about Stampin' Up! & my DOstamperSTARS?  Learn more here

Are you Ready?  Become a STAR Today! 

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

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3/10 Weekly Deals, New Stamp Release and Blendabilities Discontinued

Weekly Deals

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Week's Deals to your shopping bag.

weeklydeals from Stampin' Up! #dostamping #craftingsupplies

 


Swaps: Best Year Ever DSP & Accessories Pack

Today I'm sharing swaps I've received that feature the Sale-a-Bration free products:

  • Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
  • Best Year Ever Accessories Pack (Ribbon & Buttons) 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Cindy Techlin)

 STAR: Cindy Techlin 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Georgia Giguere)

 Swapper: Georgia Giguere 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

  Swapper: Unknown 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Deb Currier)

Control Freak: Deb Currier 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Mary Beth Brown)

Control Freak: Mary Beth Brown 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sue MacDonald)

Swapper: Sue MacDonald 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Pat Gummert)

Swapper: Pat Gummert 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Joan Banman Cristo)

Swapper: Joan Banman Cristo 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Shawn Perez)

Swapper: Shawn Perez 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Brenda Hukreide)

Swapper: Brenda Hukriede 

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Jeanette Swain)

Swapper: Jeannette Swain

Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSP Swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Robin Anderson)

STAR: Robin Anderson 

Join the DOstamperSTARS #dostamping #stampinup

Let me introduce Robin (in her own words):

I had never heard of Stampin' Up! before until 7 years ago. But I will say that (many years before that) when I changed jobs ...I was always excited to "stamp" the return address on our envelopes. Can you believe that? I meticulously would stamp it as straight as possible & loved it!  Then 7 years ago I was invited by a good friend to join a Card Club that a friend of  her's has been having..... of course I knew that friend for years too! The first one was a freebie just to see if I liked it - gosh, darn ..... I was hooked & looked forward to the monthly card making & excited to see what 3 cards we would be making! After 2 years of this, I decided to take the plunge (with another friend) & join ... since I had been ordering at least $100 every month already. I sure wish I would have learned about Stampin' Up! years ago.

So Dawn isn't my direct Upline, but she is my Upline's Upline & has allowed me to be part of her group gatherings. The first year I was more just a hobbyist of making my own cards - then the next year I started with monthly card buffets (as I was told these were "the in-thing" now). I LOVE Stampin' Up! products and doing my monthly card buffet. I have some very dependable "regulars" that come (and 1 gal was a demonstrator when Stampin' Up! first started!). They say it is their "therapy" at my house & love seeing all the nature that happens out my windows sometimes (30-40 wild turkeys, Canadian geese, swans, ducks, turtles, even 10-15 white tail deer). I have a nature sanctuary at times. My highlight with Stampin' Up! last year was going to Convention ..... plus the bestest roommates ever in the hotel room!! Hoping to go this year to be able to "walk the stage" at my 5-year mark! Stampin' Up! has been good and have gotten to make some great friends with the STARS group!!  Thank you to everyone!

In Dawn's words:

Robin is a great addition to the STARS.  She's local to me (Twin Cities, MN), so I see her at our local meetings and she has an upbeat personality and is always smiling!  Plus she also joins in online on our DOstamperSTARS private facebook group.  Her cheery disposition is easy to spot, even online.  I can't wait to see her smiling face walk across stage to celebrate her accomplishment!

So whether you live near or far, whether you are a stamping hobbyist or want to hold classes/clubs - there is a place for you with the STARS!

  • Join now during Sale-a-Bration and choose two SAB products OR one Occasions Catalog project Kit.
  • Fabulous $99 Starter Kit includes your choice $125 in product and business pack (catalogs/forms)
  • We look forward to welcoming you to the STARS!
  • Need more information about Stampin' Up! & my DOstamperSTARS?  Learn more here

Are you Ready?  Become a STAR Today! 

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

Click "join now" button

Dawn O

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