2015 Sale-a-Bration

Lotus Blossom Fold-Over Window Card Video

I've been receiving the same question from several people about the Lotus Blossom Sale-a-Bration stamp set (free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration, ending March 31st).  So I thought I'd share the question and answer with you here today.

  • Do I have to use 3-different colors to stamp the flower?
  • The answer is no, you can achieve a beautiful lotus flower with only one color ink pad.   

SAB Lotus Blossom Fold-Over Blossom card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

This card does show the Lotus Blossom with 3 different colors:

  • Elegant Eggplant - step #1
  • Perfect Plum - step #2
  • Wisteria Wonder - step #3

SAB Lotus Blossom Fold-Over Blossom card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

However, for today's How'd She DO That? video, I'm not only showing how to-make this fun Fold-Over Window Card, but I'll also show how to create the lotus flower using only one ink color.  See below

SAB Lotus Blossom Fold-Over Blossom card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

WATCH VIDEO: Fold-Over Window Card

 

 Pretty cool, huh? 

Thanks for stopping by~Dawn O

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3/3 Weekly Deals: Packaging, New SAB Choices, Blendabilities Update and More!

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

Dawn's Favorite 

Sweet Treat Cups idea from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #weeklydeal 

 


Sale-a-Bration Continues with 4 New Product Choices!

Yesterday I shared my Annual Sale-a-Bration Inspiration with my VIP customers and DOstamperSTARS!  It contains six projects featuring Sale-a-Bration products.  If you're a customer of mine, this is delivered straight to your inbox.  If you haven't been receiving my semi-monthly VIP Newsletters this year, please contact me and I'll make sure you're on the list!

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If you want to get on my VIP Newsletter list, you have two options:

  1. Shop with Dawn!  When you choose me as your demonstrator - you'll receive my Semi-Monthly VIP newsletter with exclusive project sheets (I don't share these on my blog), and VIP Hostess Codes & gifts.
  2. Join with Dawn!  When you join Stampin' Up! and become a member of my DOstamperSTARS, you'll gain access to lots of resources: private STARS facebook group, private STARS blog that includes the VIP Newsletter content too!

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I'm excited to introduce four NEW Sale-a-Bration products you can choose from starting today!

PRINT: Sale-A-Bration 2015 2nd Release PDF 

 

For Being You-new SAB products for March #dostamping #stampinupFor Being You Stamp Set [139117w or 139120c]

 

In-Color Accessory Pack-new SAB products for March #dostamping #stampinup

 

In Color Accessory Pack [138637]

 

Natures Perfection-new SAB products for March #dostamping #stampinupNature's Perfection Stamp Set [139097w or 139100c]

 

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack-new SAB products for March #dostamping #stampinup

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack [138639]

Get free Sale-a-Bration products with a qualified order - ends March 31st!

  • Choose one with a $50 order
  • Choose two with a $100 order
  • Choose three with a $150 order
    • Plus get $25 in Stampin' Rewards
  • Choose 5 with a $250 order
    • Plus get $40 in Stampin' Rewards
    • AND $25 SAB Bonus for a total of $65 in Stampin' Rewards - wow!!
 
2015 Sale-a-Bration #dostamping #stampinup
 
VIEW: Sale-a-Bration Brochure (10 choices)
VIEW: Sale-a-Bration PDF (4 NEW choices)


Need more inspiration - check out these fabulous projects too:
More Sale-a-Bration Inspiration

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Notice regarding availability of Blendabilities Markers:

From Stampin' Up!:

  • We are experiencing a quality issue with the Blendabilities Markers.  All item numbers have been turned off (and are temporarily unavailable to order), including the Blendabilities Sale-a-Bration item numbers
  • If you have a backorder for Blendabilities, it is on hold for now.
  • We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information

From Dawn:

  • I'm hoping to see another update in a few days, as I'm confident they are doing everything they can to resolve the situation.  
  • Watch my blog for further updates.  

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #121: Petal Potpourri Bundle

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Sketch Challenge #DSC121 #dostamping #stampinup

Petal Potpourri Bundle card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Sketch Challenge #DSC121 #dostamping #stampinup

I started creating today's sketch card in the portrait position as shown.  But it just wasn't coming together for me.  So I turned it on it's side and voila - it felt better.  I know - that's kind of weird to say.  But for me, when my cards aren't coming together, something just feels off.  So then I generally start to move things around - switch out card base colors, etc.  By doing that, when everything starts to click...I can actually feel it...it just feels right.  Does that happen to you?

Petal Potpourri Bundle card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Sketch Challenge #DSC121 #dostamping #stampinup

The flower image is from the Occasions Catalog stamp set - Petal Potpourri.  It can be purchased separately or with the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch in a bundle - saves 15%!

Petal Potpourri Bundle - save 15% (138876w or 138877c) #dostamping #stampinup

Petal Potpourri Bundle

Additional Supplies & Measurements

Thanks so very much for joining me today! ~Dawn O

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Check out more "Sketch Challenge" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below) - looks like we all have spring on our minds :

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Customize your Starter Kit & Choose FREE Product too!

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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
  • Customizable 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.

Become a member of  Dawn's community of STARS during Sale-a-Bration #dostamping #stampinup

Become a member of  Dawn's community of STARS during Sale-a-Bration #dostamping #stampinup

My community of STARS are located all over the United States.  We have occasional local meetings, 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

Click "join now" button

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New Sale-a-Bration Products Coming March 1st

Wow - for the first time ever, Stampin' Up! will be offering four additional Sale-a-Bration products starting March 1st. 

new Sale-a-Bration products for March 2015 #stampinup #dostamping 

New Sale-a-Bration products:

Available March 1-31

  • Two new Sale-a-Bration stamp sets
    • For Being You
    • Nature's Perfection
  • Two new Sale-a-Bration accessories
    • In Color Accessory Pack (Thick Baker's Twine and buttons)
    • Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack (6x6)

For Being You stamp set sample, new Sale-a-Bration products for March 2015 #stampinup #dostamping

Love the way this sample was colored with Blendabilities - a ombre rainbow effect!

These products are in addition to the 10 products already available from the Sale-a-Bration promotion.

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15 Sale-a-Bration Lotus Blossom Swaps

If you're like me, you have a lot of flower stamp sets.  But you probably don't have one like the free sale-a-bration choice, Lotus Blossom Photopolymer stamp set.  This must-have set allows you to stamp detailed, dimensional flowers by layering stamp images and colors. These Two Three-Step stamps give you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image in the colors you want. 

And it's FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration (before shipping/tax) - woohoo!

WATCH VIDEO: How to create Three-Step Lotus Blossom

  

 

  Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Shawn Perez)

 Swapper: Shawn Perez

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Pat Sodeifi) 

DOstamperSTAR: Pat Sodeifi

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Robyn Rasset) 

DOstamperSTAR: Robyn Rasset 

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Connie Thompson) 

Swapper: Connie Thompson

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Laurie Zoellmer)

 DOstamperSTAR: Laurie Zoellmer

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Natalie Swartout)

 Swapper: Natalie Swartout

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Karla Larson) 

DOstamperSTAR: Karla Larson

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Judy DiScipio)

 Control Freak: Judy DiScipio

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Lisa Bowell) 

Swapper: Lisa Bowell

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Sandy Carlson) 

Swapper: Sandy Carlson
 

  Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Barbara Lash)

Swapper: Barbara Lash

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 Swapper: Unknown

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Diane Rosburg) 

DOstamperSTAR: Diane Rosburg

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Heidi Vinkemeier) 

DOstamperSTAR: Heidi Vinkemeier

 

Sale-A-Bration Lotus Blossom swap card shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup (Helen Osterkamp)

Swapper: Helen Osterkamp

As you can see, many of these swaps were created by my downline, DOstamperSTARS.  We swapped at our local meeting in January, when we held a Craft The Day Away event (long distance swappers mailed them).  In February, we held our "meeting" via our private facebook group - a Virutal PJ Party!  We even swapped cards virtually.  It was a fun party with lots of sharing, laughs, polls, prizes and more!  Our next one is March 20th...won't you join us?

If you're looking to connect with a fun & supportive bunch of stampers, we'd love to have you join the STARS!  With Stampin' Up!'s fabulous Starter Kit deal (only $99 for $125 in Stampin' Up! product) - plus choose a bonus during Sale-a-Bration (choose either two SAB products or one Occasions Catalog Project Kit).

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

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Control Freaks Tour Feb 2015: Sale-a-Bration Big Day

Control Freaks Tour Badge - Dawn Olchefske #dostamping

Welcome to the Control Freaks February 2015. We are thrilled to have you join us today (will be live by 12:01am 02/20). Our tour features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers sharing projects made with Stampin' Up! products. In fact, you may have just come from the fabulous Mary Brown's blog.

Our theme for this month is: Sale-a-Bration

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Big Day Control Freak Swap

Control Freaks Blog Tour Feb 2015 Sale-a-Bration Big Day & Best Year Ever card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

This was my Control Freak Sale-a-Bration card swap.  I was waiting for just the right time to share and today is the day!  It actually looks great with several of the patterns from the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (free Sale-a-Bration choice).

The DSP has a window cut-out using the Label Framelits.  Be sure to save the cut out, as I'll show you how I used it on my next card below.

Dawn Stamping Supplies & Measurements
(Sale-a-Bration choices)

  • Big Day Stamp Set (139109w or 139112c) 
  • 131197 Bermuda Bay card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2")
  • 100730 Whisper White card stock (5" x 3-3/4")
  • 138633 Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (4-3/4" x 3-1/2")
  • 131171 Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 134575 Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine
  • 138634 Best Year Ever Accessory Pack
  • 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • 113439 Big Shot
  • 125598 Labels Collection Framelits Die
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments
  • 104332 SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Control Freaks Blog Tour Feb 2015 Sale-a-Bration Big Day & Best Year Ever card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

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Big Day Cake

Control Freaks Blog Tour Feb 2015 Sale-a-Bration Big Day & Best Year Ever card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

Here's where I used the Label Framelit cut-out (leftover from the card above). I had the focal point of this card put together for several weeks.  But for some reason, the rest of the card just wasn't coming together.  Then it hit me...try a Z-Fold.  Then in minutes - the rest of the card came together - love that when that happens.  

Control Freaks Blog Tour Feb 2015 Sale-a-Bration Big Day & Best Year Ever card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

A Z-Fold can be made with any size card by folding the front of the card back towards the fold, like shown in the photo.  Do you see the Z?

Dawn Stamping Supplies & Measurements
(Sale-a-Bration choices)

  • Big Day Stamp Set (139109w or 139112c) 
  • 131298 Crisp Cantaloupe card stock (8-1/2" x 5-1/2" score at 2-1/2" & 4-1/4", 3-1/2" x 1")
  • 100730 Whisper White card stock (5-1/2" x 4", 2-3/8" x 2-3/4")
  • 138633 Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper (leftover from "celebrate" card above, plus scraps for flower punch)
  • 126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 139922 Calypso Coral Stampin' Blendabilities Marker
  • 139926 Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blendabilities Marker
  • 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (flower)
  • 113439 Big Shot
  • 125598 Labels Collection Framelits Die
  • 134578 Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine
  • 130933 Soft Subtles Candy Dots Embellishments
  • 104332 SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals

Control Freaks Blog Tour Feb 2015 Sale-a-Bration Big Day & Best Year Ever card by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Colored with Stampin' Blendabilities Markers.  They make me look like an artist!  And you can get them for free during Sale-a-Bration.  You can choose any color shown in the Annual Catalog - woohoo!

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Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed my projects this month!  Now on to more creative inspiration from fellow freak Melissa Davies

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #120: Best Year Ever Brides & Babies!

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #120 Color Combo #dostamping #stampinup

This week's color combo screams Sale-a-Bration, don't you think?  So I pulled out the free SAB Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper.

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

Here's what I came up with using the Hexagon Punch...

Hexagon punch window card using Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSPcreated by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #120 #dostamping #stampinup

Hexagon punch window card using Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSPcreated by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #120 #dostamping #stampinup

Hexagon punch window card using Sale-a-Bration Best Year Ever DSPcreated by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #120 #dostamping #stampinup

The Petite Pairs stamp set is a perfect choice for the Hexagon Punch "window".  Most any greeting from the Petite Pairs set would work.  However, with spring approaching, you'll probably be needing bride and baby cards.  . 

Best Wishes~Dawn O

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Check out more "Color Challenge" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below) - they've outdone themselves this week, again!: 

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Customize your Starter Kit & Choose FREE Product too!

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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
  • Customizable 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.

Become a member of  Dawn's community of STARS during Sale-a-Bration #dostamping #stampinup

Become a member of  Dawn's community of STARS during Sale-a-Bration #dostamping #stampinup

My community of STARS are located all over the United States.  We have occasional local meetings, 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

Click "join now" button

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn