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March 2015

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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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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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 

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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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February Paper Pumpkin: Layers of Gratitude Alternative Ideas

If you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you've been enjoying the new February 2015 kit, Layers of Gratitude.  

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

WATCH VIDEO: Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude 


Refill kits are now available (for subscribers only):  

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Refill Kit Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

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

Layers of Gratitude Alternative Ideas

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup


There's no better way to say "thank you", than with chocolate!  And this little wrapper, couldn't be easier!

Thanks Candy Bar Wrapper:

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Easy Card Set with Belly Band:

  • Cut off side flaps of box from the kit
  • Fold on the two most inner score lines and fold.  Adhere together where they cross over.
  • Stamp greeting with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]
  • Tie Bakers Twine around twice with a bow.
  • Cut three 4" x 10-1/2" Whisper white cards.  Score at 5-1/4"
  • Stamp as desired
  • Slide cards into belly band.
  • Enjoy!

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative 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 March 10th to receive the March 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

Feb 2015 Layers of Gratitude Paper Pumpkin alternative ideas from Dawn Olchefske exclusive to PP subscribers #dostamping #stampinup,

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 Layers of Gratitude 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!

Past-Kits

Order a 3-Month Prepaid Subscription today!

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DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #122: Bow Builder Presents

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

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #122 #dostamping

 Birthday Bash Bow Builder Punch card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #122 #dostamping #stampinup

When I saw this week's challenge, I immediately thought "Bow Builder Punch".  So I grabbed it and the Occasions Catalog DSP, Birthday Bash Designer Series Specialty Paper and got to building some paper presents.

Birthday Bash Bow Builder Punch card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #122 #dostamping #stampinup

To complete a full bow (see video below) - you'll need to punch twice with the Bow Builder Punch and assemble with Glue Dots. The "For You" was punched out with the Word Window Punch.

WATCH VIDEO: Bow Builder Punch

 

Birthday Bash Bow Builder Punch card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #122 #dostamping #stampinup

The greetings were stamp in Bermuda Bay using the new Crazy About You stamp set.  I love it in photopolymer...

  • You can build phrases
  • Really SEE where you're stamping.  
  • It's a must-have stamp set
  • Contains 30 word stamps to let you say exactly what you want for lots of occasions!

So...how stinkin' cute did this turn out?  C U T E !  So cute, this will be one of the projects for my Stamping Club this month.  If you're in the Twin Cities, you can join my club.  We meet on Tuesday, March 10th.  Check it out here.  And guess what?  My STARS can attend my classes too (local and long distance).  See how to join the STARS below.

Enjoy! ~Dawn O

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

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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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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Why join the STARS?

As Elizabeth M recently shared, "I'm glad I found you!...encouraging, supporting, creative as all get out but not pushy. You care about us..."  

Actually all the STARS are encouraging, supporting and creative.  We've created a super positive environment that is safe for sharing both business and personal creations, and more!  They are the best!

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

Click "join now" button

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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 

 


Quick & Cute Bordering Blooms

 Got 10 minutes?  Then you have time for today's Quick & Cute card!   Today's card was inspired by a search I did on Pinterest for the Bordering Blooms stamp set.  There were tons of cards that combined the "border" image with punched flowers. So here's what I created...

Quick & Cute card featuring Bordering Blooms with Wetlands greeting by Dawn Olchefske, #dostamping #stampinup

The greeting is from the Wetlands stamp set - a must-have!  But really, any greeting would do.  This card was a huge hit at my card buffet class last fall.  I forgot I hadn't shared it yet.

If you're short on time, this card layout/design is a good go-to!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Glue Dots
$4.95

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