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February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

I thought I'd share the last of the Valentine's Day swaps I received at the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference I attended last month.  They are super cute and needed to be shared!

Valentine's Day swaps from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #2015OccasionCatalog

Swapper: Brenda Cardinal
 

Valentine's Day swaps from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #2015OccasionCatalog

Swapper: Caren Curtis
 

Valentine's Day swaps from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #2015OccasionCatalog

Swapper: Katherine Narog (cased Laurie Zoellmer)
 

Valentine's Day swaps from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #2015OccasionCatalog

Swapper: Leslie Carmon

   Valentine's Day swaps from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #2015OccasionCatalog

Swapper: Joanella Townsend
 

Valentine's Day swaps from Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #2015OccasionCatalog

Swapper: Unknown
(if this is your card, let me know and I'll give you credit)

Aren't these cute?  

Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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

After last month's Just Cards Buffet TO GO Class selling out so fast, I did make a few more kits this month.  However, this month's class was very popular with my Monthly Subscribers again and there are  only 7 class kits left.  So, if you're interested - you'll want to purchase yours right now! 

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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February 2015 - sold out!

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

February 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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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #119: Simply Wonderful Butterflies

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

DOstamperSTARS Home Sweet Home Challenge #119 with Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

2015 Sale-a-Bration Simply Wonderful Butterfly card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #119 #dostamping #stampinup

I was practically giddy when I saw this week's Thursday Challenge inspiration!   

Misted Shimmery White Cardstock created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #119 #dostamping #stampinup

When I started on today's card, I focused on the color and was inspired to first create a color palette  using our Shimmery White card stock.  As I knew I was going to use water to create the look I was going for, I knew the Shimmery White card stock would hold up well.  Here's what I did...

Misted Shimmery White Card Stock Tips:

  • Using Sponge Daubers, sponge ink colors randomly onto Shimmery White card stock (101910)
    • Melon Mambo
    • Pumpkin Pie
    • Pacific Point
  • Wet card stock with water using a spray mister. 
  • Let dry.  Speed up the drying process with a Heat Tool
  • Cool-huh?!

From there, the card came together rather nicely.  Using the new Occasions Catalog Butterflies Thinlit Dies, cut three butterflies from the Misted Shimmery White Card Stock (I actually got 6 butterflies from one piece of 4-1/4" x 5-1/2"). 

2015 Sale-a-Bration Simply Wonderful Butterfly card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #119 #dostamping #stampinup

The greeting is from a free Sale-a-Bration stamp set called, Simply Wonderful (6 greetings and 1 flower image).  It's heat embossed with Versamark ink and White Embossing Powder.  Then colored with Blendabilities (medium markers of Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi).

I just have to say - I love the way the card turned out.  But I especially LOVE the Blendabilities colored embossed greeting.  On the black card stock - it just pops!!  

Did you know?  All of the Blendabilities Marker Colors shown in the Annual Catalog are a FREE Sale-a-Bration choice until March 31st - with a $50 order.  Woohoo - build your Blendabilities Collection for free!

I think I nailed this week's challenge.  What do you think?

Your Friend~Dawn O

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

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies    

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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

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2/10 Weekly Deals, New Release: Lovely Amazing You

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 Favorites 

Floral Frames Framelits Card Designed by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup


January Paper Pumpkin: Filled with Love Alternative Ideas

  Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

January's Paper Pumpkin Filled With Love Kit is so adorable and just perfect for classroom treats.  It came with 24 treat bags!  Just four short for Max's classroom, so he "borrowed" a few from my kit. 

Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 A couple weeks ago the boys came over to make their Valentine's Day treats.  Oh - the concentration, as Max (7) was stamping the heart just so!

Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

One satisfied crafter! 

WATCH VIDEO: Jan 2015 Filled with Love 

 

Refill kits are now available (for subscribers only): 

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Next...check out what you can do with some of the leftover materials & stamp set from the Filled with Love kit.  

Filled with Love Alternative Ideas

Valentine's Day Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

For Sammy (5), he cut a heart using the Heart Framelits (yes, he uses the Big Shot all by himself now).  Then stamped them with one of the stamps from the Filled With Love Kit.  They were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to Matchbook Sucker Covers we made together.

Valentine's Day Matchbook Sucker Cover Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup
Didn't they turn out cute?  And SO easy to make!! 

Matchbook Sucker Cover:

  • 2" x 6" Real Red
  • Score at 2-3/8", 4-3/4"and 5"
  • Punch 1/8" hole in the center of the space between the 4-3/4" & 5" score lines (1/8" Circle Handheld Punch [134365]). Insert sucker stick through the hole.
  • Fold matchbook
  • Adhere Hearts Collection Framelits [125599] stamped with greeting, with two Stampin' Dimensionals (near the top of the heart)
  • Fold bottom part of matchbook up & under the heart.
  • Enjoy! 

  Valentine's Day LOVE Banner with Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Filled with Love Banner:

  • Die cut LOVE in Real Red cardstock with the Little Letters Thinlits Die [133730]
    . Adhere to hearts from the kit using Stampin' Dimensionals (cut dimensionals into smaller bits - or use glue dots)
  • Adhere completed hearts to 4 folded tags.
  • Score 3/4" from flat end of small flag and fold - need five
  • Punch out five Gold Foil Sheets [132622] hearts using Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack [133787]
     and adhere to the five folded flags (position a little bit lower on the flag)
  • Using approx. 30 inches of Pink Gold Bakers Twine from the kit, assemble the banner as follows:
    1. Start from the center with the small white flag - fold flag over twine, Staple [139083] with approx 7-8" of twine.  Then tie twine in bow
    2. Fold over O Tag and attach with gold clip from kit.
    3. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 until banner is complete.
  • Enjoy!

Valentine's Day LOVE Banner with Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Valentine's Day LOVE Banner with Jan 2015 Filled with Love Paper Pumpkin ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

  • If you're a beginner crafter, you'll enjoy creating Paper Pumpkin projects, as it comes with everything you need and instructions.
  • If you're an experience crafter, you too will enjoy Paper Pumpkin for all the coordinated supplies you'll receive to make projects inside or outside the box!

Join and activate your Paper Pumpkin Subscription by February 10th to receive February's kit (which we haven't see yet...it's a surprise every month!)

Happy Crafting~Dawn O 

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Gift for Dawn's Paper Pumpkin Subscribers

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Stampin' Up!'s Jan 2015 Paper Pumpkin Filled With Love, exclusive project ideas for Dawn Olchefske's Paper Pumpkin Subscribers #dostamping #paperpumpkin 

For more ideas, be sure to pre-purchase or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin with me.  Each month I collaborate with top demonstrators to bring you 8-10 more exclusive ideas...only for you!

Current subscribers - watch your inbox today for your Filled with Love Bonus Idea Sheets.

Thank you for subscribing with me!

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On Sale: Paper Pumpkin 3-Month Prepaid Subscription

Save $5 on 3-month Paper Pumpkin, subscription with Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

A 3-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription is a perfect way to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! is lowering the price of the 3-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you can save money and instantly qualify for a Sale-a-Bration FREE product choice!

Prepaid Subscriptions:

  • 137858 1-month subscription $19.95
  • 137859 3-month subscription $59.85 $54.85 - save $5 (only during SAB!)
  • 137860 6-month subscription $113.70 - save $6
  • 137861 12-month subscription $215.40 - save $24
  • prices include shipping, but not sales tax

Additional Beneftis:

  • Plus, if you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can order past kits and refills (updated monthly...  check it out here - can only be order by following instructions on flyer, but other product may be added to it)
  • Plus, Plus...I'll include my Bonus Project Ideas PDF as a gift from me!

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Order a 3-Month Prepaid Subscription today!

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #118: Kinda Eclectic Birthday

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #118, Dawn Olchefske

When I first got a look at today's sketch I immediately thought of the Stampin' Up! stamp set, Kinda Eclectic.  With it's "starburst" image, it was a perfect place to start.  Are you looking for a quick & cute card design?  Check out this Kinda Eclectic QC card designed by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #118 Sketch Challenge #dostamping #stampinup

Now, just to choose some color.  I went with two of my favorite 2013-2015 In Colors, Coastal Cabana & Baked Brown Sugar, which I'll be sad to see go on June 2nd.  Then added Calypso Coral for the butterfly.  Something to note: the dots are Baked Brown Sugar stamped off once on a piece of scratch paper, then stamped over the starburst (thought you would wanna know).

Are you looking for a quick & cute card design?  Check out this Kinda Eclectic QC card designed by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #118 #dostamping #stampinup

This card came together fast, making it a fabulous QC card (quick & cute!)  Change out the greeting to thinking of you or thanks and you've got a very versatile card design. 

Have a Kinda Eclectic day~Dawn O

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

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies   

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Customize your Starter Kit & Choose FREE Product too!

SAB-Header

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


2/3 Weekly Deals: Heart Punches, Glimmer Paper & 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 Favorites 

Glimmer Paper Star card designed by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Coloring Glimmer Paper by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 


Sale-a-Bration Swaps: Big Day!

Celebrate Your Big Day with these fabulous swaps I received from fellow demonstrators - Control Freaks, DOstamperSTARS and Stamp Share for Leaders.

Today's Theme: Big Day (free Sale-a-Bration choice with $50 order)

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (Anna Palmer)

 DOstamperSTAR: Anna Palmer

 

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (Betty Weisbrich)

 Swapper: Betty Weisbrich

 

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (BJ Peters)

 Swapper: BJ Peters

 

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (Bobbi Peterson)

 DOstamperSTAR: Bobbi Peterson

 

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (Carrie McHale)

 Swapper: Carrie McHale

 

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (Jolene Harms)

 Swapper: Jolene Harms

 

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (Lisa Martz)

 Control Freak: Lisa Martz

 

Stampin' Up! Sale a Bration swap cards shared by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #big day (Patty Gummert)

 Swapper: Patty Gummert

 Aren't they fabulous Big Day cards?  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Swap Supplies

Big Shot
$99.95

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