Achievements

Million Sales Achiever Stamp Set: Music from the Heart

I'm beyond excited that I can finally share my Million Sales Achiever stamp set with you!  It's called "Music from the Heart".  Which is perfect, as every time I look at, it makes my heart sing!

"Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

You might be wondering, "why music"?  That's a good question.

Growing up, music was a huge part of my life.  I played several instruments: oboe, guitar, saxophone, but particularly piano (classically trained).  I was in any band I could be in...concert band, jazz band, orchestra, musical theater practice piano and of course...marching band.  Officially - I'm a band geek!  I'm sure I have some fellow band geeks out there, right?  In addition, I sang in choirs and co-directed our church's children's choir for a couple of years.  

My girls were also in band and choir growing up (of course).  My daughter Becky is now a musician, singer/songwriter.   And now a 3rd generation is developing a love of music...my grandsons.  Max plays piano and percussion.  Sam plays saxophone.

So...music was a natural choice for me!

I was thrilled to be able to share my stamp set and samples at the Stampin' Up! Atlanta OnStage this month.  See below for my creations (note: I will be creating a couple of videos on how to use the stamp set, as well as some of the specific projects):

17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

Features of  the "Music from the Heart" stamp set:

  • Create your own greeting by mixing and matching images
  • Curvy keyboard can be stamped multiple times to create a border
  • Music notes can be stamped randomly on music staff, or stamp out a favorite tune ie: Happy Birthday 
  • Songbirds can be stamped on music staff 
  • Stamp the treble clef, then 2-step stamp the partial guitar image to create a "full" artsy guitar


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Use the Timeless Label Punch to put this sweet sentiment front and center!


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Use the keyboard image to create a custom background piece

17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Use the music staff image to create an interesting background piece

 

17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Combine the guitar and Stitched Stars Dies for a fun rockin' card
  • Note:  the Stitched Stars Dies are from the Holiday Catalog and will be carrying over - yay!


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Create mini records with the 1-1/2" and 1/2" Circle Punches


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Stamp on "balloons" cut out with the Balloon Bouquet Punch
  • Change from classic colors to fun color combos for some quick cards!

 

17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Take a closer look at the Heart Epoxy Droplets.  All 3 sizes will fit an image in the stamp set!


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add glimmer and color in the center of the guitars


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

  • Tip for the "grid" square:  Stamp music staff horizontally, and then vertically.
  • The word "music" uses the Lined Alphabet stamp set and Real Red Stampin' Blends


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

Last, but not least...Grand Piano Easel Card (watch video here)


17 "Music from the Heart" samples by Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! Million Sales Achiever  - coming Jan 3, 2020 #dostamping #howdshedothat #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #papercrafting #OnStage2019 #millionsalesachiever 

I didn't get to play a grand piano very often - only at recitals.  But when I did, it made me feel like a real musician!  

  • I've heard from so many of you that are just like me, who love music! 
  • Your response has truly touched my heart - Thank you
  • I'd love to hear  your music stories...please share in a comment.


WATCH VIDEO:  Music from the Heart Tips

Come January 3, 2020, you can add "Music from the Heart" (151674) to your shopping card (part of the  upcoming Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog).  Band Geeks unite!!

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


DOstamping Supplies: (click on products below to shop online) 

Stitched Stars Dies
Carrying Over!

 


Looking for Die Measurements?

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Stitched Stars Die sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #dies

For more Die measurements, see my...
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Christmastime is Here Suite - while supplies last

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FREE Christmastime is Here 13-Project Tutorial PDF

When you order the Christmas Rose Bundle (153944) or Christmastime Is Here Suite Bundle (153947), you'll...

  • Receive the FREE Tutorial PDF via email, along with your "Thank You" email from me
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Everything is Rosy Product Medley - 15% Off

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If you missed out on the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley [150059] the first time around, you're in luck.  Stampin' Up! just added it to the Clearance Rack at 15% off  ($80, now only $68)!

You'll find Everything is Rosy inspiration here:

 


November FREE Tutorial PDF: Holiday Suites Sampler

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FREE Holiday Suites Sampler Project Tutorial PDF - October 2019

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  • Projects feature the products of four Holiday Suites (2019 Holiday Catalog)
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December’s kit features: 

  • 12 full-sized cards, 4 each of 3 designs.  
  • This kit includes a super-versatile stamp set complete with 13 sentiments that can be used for occasions ranging from wedding, to get well, birthdays, and more!
  • Coordinating colors: Crushed Curry, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Terracotta Tile
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

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Sample Share Saturday: 11 Fun Congrats Cards

It's been fun checking my mailbox this past week, as I've been receiving some fun cards from friends sending congratulatory wishes.  I thought I would share some of them today.  Check them out...

Stampin' Up! You Deserve This Stamp Set shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Laura Maggio)

 

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You Thinlits Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Mary Fish)

 

Stampin' Up! Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set, Tailored Tag Punch and Everyday Jar Framelit Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Connie Plaumann)

 

Stampin' Up! Best Birds Stamp Set and coordinating Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Brenda Sprenger)

 

Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies and Embossing Paste shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Adrienne Hovey)

 

Stampin' Up! Fruit Basket Stamp Set and Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Rebecca Kalsbeek)

 

Stampin' Up! Butterflies Thinlets Dies, Celebrate You Thinlits Dies and Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Bernadette Baio)

 

Stampin' Up! Fortunate to Know You and Party Panda Stamp Sets shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Bernadette Baio)

 

Stampin' Up! Lots of Happy Card Kit, Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Lots of Labels Framelits Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Bernadette Baio)

  Stampin' Up! Blooming Hearts and Sunshine Wishes Thinlets Dies shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Betty Adair)

 

Stampin' Up! Sitting Here Stamp Set shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting (Robin Anderson)

Thank you everyone!  Each of your cards brought a smile to my face and brightened my day!

 

  More Sale-a-Bration product from Stampin' Up! starts March 15, 2018 #stampinup #saleabration #dostamping Shop with Dawn http://dostamping.stampinup.net

Sale-a-Bration reminders:

Be sure to check out all of the FREE Sale-a-Bration choices with your $50 or $100 order.

When you reach a $150 order, you have even more choices!

  • $50 order: choose one SAB product (level 1)
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Also - when your order reaches $250.00, you earn an ADDITIONAL $25 in Stampin' Rewards!! 

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


DOstamping Supplies (click on products to shop online)

Celebrate You Thinlit Dies
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3/8" (1 Cm) Shimmer Ribbon Pack
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Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes
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Party Pandas Wood-Mount Stamp Set
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Party Pandas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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Blossoming Basket Wood-Mount Bundle
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Blossoming Basket Clear-Mount Bundle
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Looking for measurements?  

Stampin' Up! Celebrate You Thinlits #dostamping #stampinup #CelebrateYou #bigshot #diy #handmade #cardmaking

  • #146840 Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (2018 Sale-a-Bration)  - FREE with $100 order!
  • Coordinates with: Amazing You Stamp Set (Sale-a-Bration) 147212(w) or 147215(c)

 

Everyday Jars Framelits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Birds & Blooms Thinlits sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Layering Circles Framelits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Butterflies Thinlits Dies sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Lots of Labels Framelit sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits sizes shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page
 


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Join my DOstamperSTARS Team during Sale-a Bration and choose two free stamp sets - ends March 31st

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I look forward to welcoming you to my fabulous DOstamperSTARS Team! 

  


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Beautiful Million Dollar Achiever Card & Flowers

Several of you have asked about the card I received from Sara Douglas & Shelli Gardner, (Stampin' Up! CEO & Founder) for my Million Dollar Sales Milestone achievement. 

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite card from Sara Douglass & Shelli Gardener for Million Dollar Sales Milestone achiever Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #petalpassionsuite #milliondollarachiever

What a fun surprise it was when it arrived!  The flowers are gorgeous and the card is just perfect!  Using Berry Burst & Basic Black, paired with Petal Passion Suite products and the Music Sheet background stamp (music is a big-deal in my family).

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite card from Sara Douglass & Shelli Gardener for Million Dollar Sales Milestone achiever Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #petalpassionsuite #milliondollarachiever

I appreciate all of the little details on this lovely card - Thank you Sara & Shelli.

Stampin' Up! Petal Passion Suite card from Sara Douglass & Shelli Gardener for Million Dollar Sales Milestone achiever Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #handmade #cardmaking #stamping #diy #rubberstamping #papercrafting #petalpassionsuite #milliondollarachiever

When I first started papercrafting, I started with scrapbooking.  After being introduced to cardmaking via my sister who made me go to a Stampin' Up! party, I was hooked!  I joined to save money on my hobby, but soon saw the advantages of sharing my passion.  I guess it pays to stick with your passion. 

Though, a million in sales never crossed my mind when I joined.  I could never see myself selling anything.  I still don’t see myself as "selling", but I do see myself as teaching and sharing my passion.  I’m ever so grateful for my loyal customers, incredible team, and supportive family.  Also, I’m thankful to Shelli who was brave enough to start Stampin’ Up! 30 years ago!

As I have shared with my DOstamperSTARS team before..."We have something very special to offer.  A grasp at happiness, making a difference in ours and others’ lives, to bring a smile to someone’s face.  In the end, it may seem like just a card, but the journey of that card comes from our heart straight to their heart. What a place to touch!”

Thank you~Dawn O

 


Looking for measurements? 

Stampin' Up! Petals & More Thinlit #dostamping #stampinup #Petals&More #bigshot #diy #handmade #cardmaking

 For more Framelit & Thinlit measurements, see my...

Stampin' Up! Framelit Measurements Page

 


Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st

Sale-a-Bration ends 3/31/2018 - get free product with $50 order! #stampinup #saleabration #dostamping | Shop with Dawn at http://dostamping.stampinup.net

Three Ways to "Sale-a-Brate":

  • SHOP:
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    • New this year, Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $100 (before shipping/tax)
  • HOST:
    • When your party, club or online order totals $250.00 or more, you'll earn an additional $25.00 in Stampin' Rewards!
  • JOIN my STARS:
    • Purchase the ultimate "bundle" with Stampin' Up's Starter Kit - choose $125 in products for only $99
    • During Sale-a-Bration - choose TWO additional FREE stamp sets - any stamp sets (that's a possible value up to $101!)
    • Learn more 

FREE Sale-a-Bration product (ends March 31st) 

 


Shopping and Special Offer Links

Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

VIEW: Stampin' Up! Catalogs 

SHOP: Clearance Rack 

Join my DOstamperSTARS Team
get two free stamp sets (any value) during Sale-a-Bration 

Be a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber 

 DOstamping March 2018 Host Code FWFGFM7Y- Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes Gift with qualifying order #dostamping #shopwithdawn #hostcode #freegift
VIP Host Code Gift - (with qualifying order)
Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

March 2018 VIP Host Code = FWFGFM7Y
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On Stage Experience: Wow!

h my gosh...it was a whirlwind of excitement this past weekend at the Stampin' Up! On Stage event in Salt Lake City.  This annual event is filled with creative & business demonstrators, new product displays, entertainment and of course, annual recognition.

Stampin' Up! On Stage experience shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #rubberstamping #onstage2017 #2018OccasionsCatalog #dostamperstars

As some of you may have noticed, last year I pulled back in my business (due to health issues).  The area I put aside was creating videos.  Something had to give and that is what I chose.  Having said that, I did step up my blogging a little bit.  So I was completely caught off guard when they announced my name during the Top 20 in United States.  I was #11 - woohoo (and #25 Globally)!  I was completely in shock, but of course excited, proud and thankful.  

Stampin' Up! On Stage experience shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #rubberstamping #onstage2017

Thank you to all of my loyal customers and club members, and especially my DOstamperSTARS community.  You're just the best and I'm blessed to have you all in my life!

  Stampin' Up! On Stage experience shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #rubberstamping #onstage2017

 Celebrating $900,000 Sales Milestone (yes, I'm approaching 1 million!!)

 

Dawn Thomas

DOstamperSTAR, Dawn Thomas being recognized for Level One Recruiting & Leadership!

 

Robyn Rasset

DOstamperSTAR, Robyn Rasset being recognized for Level One Sales!

 

Michelle Waletzko

My "sister" demonstrator, Michelle Waletzko walking the stage for her $100,000 Sales Milestone!!

 

Centrestage

 

 

Stampin' Up! On Stage experience shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #rubberstamping #onstage2017 #2018OccasionsCatalog

I was honored to be selected to do display samples with new product - woohoo!  It was fun to play with several new & fabulous products coming in the 2018 Occasions Catalog.  I'll be sharing them throughout the coming weeks. 

Stampin' Up! On Stage experience shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping  #stampinup #rubberstamping #onstage2017 #2018OccasionsCatalog

At On Stage we got to play with new products from the following product collections; Petal Passion, Bubble Over, Sweet Soiree & Tutti-Frutti.  Fun, fun, fun...you're gonna love these new products!

Again - thank you all for your support, I'm very appreciative!! 

Enjoy~Dawn O

 


    Stampin' Up! Stampin' Blends alcohol markers are here.  #dostamping #stampinup #stampinblends #coloring #colormehappy

NEW Stampin’ Blends Markers

Stampin’ Blends are artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. 

You can now get your hands on the 26 Markers, Color Lifter, Bronze and Ivory Markers,

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
  • Available in 2-marker combo packs (1 light & 1 dark), full collection, or single markers! 

Want to learn more? 

Click on "How to use Stampin' Blends". 

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Testing my Blog Feed, Typepad update, Free Shipping

Blog Feed Problems

I've heard from many you that you are not receiving my blog updates into your email inbox...particularly Yahoo and Hotmail users.  I appreciate that you took the time to contact me - thank you!

From my research, I suspect other "free" email services may have been affected as well.  I too, use Yahoo (though - at a paid service level) and apparantly any type of Yahoo user (paid or free), may be the root of the problem (as my feed is sent with a yahoo email address).  

Earlier this month, Yahoo did a major update.  My non-technical understanding of it is...Yahoo is not allowing some Yahoo emails to go through.  I'm assuming that since my email subscriber list is fairly large, it's outside of their "rules" for delivering emails.  I've enlisted the help of my husband and we have come to the conclusion that maybe sending my email subscription through another email provider might be the fix we need. 

If you could help me out...here's a couple things you might try for me: 

  1. I changed my subscriber feed to be delivered from a new email address.  Please add the following email address to your contact list for me: dostamping@centurylink.net  (I will still have dostamping@yahoo.com as well.  You will be able to reach me via either email.)
  2. If you haven't been receiving emails from me since early April...hopfully you'll receive this "test" from me.  If you could send me an email that the test worked - that would be incredibly helpful
  3. NOTE:  you do not need to re-subscribe.  At least not at this time - I'm hoping this fix will work. 
  4. In the meantime - be sure to visit my blog at www.dostampingwithdawn.com to get caught up on announcements, new products coming and of course creative projects/videos you might have missed.

Thanks for your help and patience as I work through this technical glitch~Dawn O

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On another note...Typepad Technical Issues

In the past 24 hrs - Typepad (the blog service I use) has been hit with DDOS issues.  You may have noticed my blog has been randomly up, but mostly down.  They are working to fix issue and hopefully that too is now fix.

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Stampin' Up! just announced...Free Shipping 4/21-4/25

Just wanted to get this exciting announcement out to you asap.  More details coming

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Founder's Circle 2013: Truly Grateful QC Swap

Yesterday at the 2013 Founder's Circle event, was a day of relaxing.  We could go shopping, hang out at the pool, complete our make & takes, read a book, chat with old and new friends...I think you get it.  Just do whatever we want!  And that's exactly what I did!

The day ended with the Stampin' Round Up! Share & Swap event.  Just imagine 120 swappers (in our PJ's) filling the halls of the hotel with our swap line.  A highlight of the trip!

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Here's my swap, a Quick & Cute card (QC) which was one of my Just Cards Buffet choices this month.  It was a favorite of mine and still is, 125 swaps later.  I like this card because it's a nice reflection for me on acheiving the special honor of earning my 6th Founder's Circle - Top 100 Stampin' Up! Demonstrators .  I am Truly Grateful for many people in my life, who helped and supported me in this acheivement.

  • My customers who encourage me daily with emails of thanks for just doing what I love to do.
  • My club members, both local and long distance.  I appreciate both your business and friendship.
  • My DOstamperSTARS...these gals are just the best.  I didn't know any one of them before I became a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  And now, I'm honored to call them my friends.
  • My special helpers (Jan, Meghann, Shari) who helped me through the most difficult, successful and rewarding year I've had as a demonstrator.  With an extra special thanks to Laurie...I couldn't have done it without your help!  
  • And lastly my friends and family...you're the bestest of all.  Thank you, I'm truly grateful & blessed.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

Collage Stamping Tip:

  • Start with largest to smallest stamps. 
  • Ink stamp once and stamp several times without reinking, getting variations of the same color.  Good technique for adding depth.

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2013 Founder's Circle: St. George, UT

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stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, founders circle 2013, St George, UT

I think I'm all set to head off to St. George, UT to spend 5 glorious days with the top Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from the US and Canada!  

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, founders circle 2013 swaps

Yikes!  How many swaps does one girl need?  That would be 120!  (I'll share my swap later in the week)

stampin up, dostamping, dawn olchefske, founders circle 2013 travel wallet

Got my travel docs!

Dawn's Devices

Yikes! How many electronic devices does one girl need?  Apparently a lot!

I've got a few posts ready to go while I'm gone.  I may check in once or twice with photos from the event.  

Well, I'm off!

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2013 Stampin' Up! Convention Awards

Wow - what an awesome awards night at the 2013 Stampin' Up! Convention!  But before I share that, I want to take a minute to look back in time...(insert dreamy harp music).

2004 Stampin' Up! Convention, Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping

Here's me at my first convention - 10 years ago

As Stampin' Up! recalls and celebrates 25 years, it's moved me to look back to when I started Stampin' Up! and my very first convention 10 years ago. I didn't know anyone at the time, but who knew that 10 years later, some of my dearest friends would be forged from our connection to Stampin' Up!  

Also who knew - as extraordinary women like Mary Polcin from Wi crossed that stage 10 years ago inspiring me to actually build a business, that I too would be crossing that very same stage for extraordinary accomplishments myself.  

Also who knew - that I would be just like Mary and inspire others.  I was stopped by many of you as you thanked me for sharing, inspiring, educating you and more!  I was moved to tears many times with your stories and appreciation for what I do.  (I'm misty-eyed just writing this now)

On a more lighter note - it was fun to walk around with one of my DOstamperSTARS, Gayle Klingelhoets for her very first convention...who told everyone she was my bodyguard and photographer.  What a hoot!

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Finally...onto the awards night.

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back: Connie, Robyn, Jenny
front: Jan, Laurie, Dawn (me), Gayle

First off, thanks to the fast feet of DOstamperSTAR, Jan Carlson...she snagged some front row seats.  Always fun to sit in the front row.

Not only was I celebrating 10 years with Stampin' Up!, $400k career milestone, Acheiver Bonus and Grand Vacation earner (to Western Caribbean), but I acheived some very special awards as well.  Take a look...

2013 Stampin' Up! Convention, awards night, stampin up, dawn olchefske, dostamping - 5th-Place-Sales

Top 10 in Sales - #5

2013 Stampin' Up! Convention, awards night, stampin up, dawn olchefske, dostamping, 7th-Place-Promotions
Top 10 in Promotion - #7

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Founders Circle Acheiver - Top 100 demonstrators

Thanks to all my awesome customers, DOstamperSTARS, family and friends who supported me this year.  You're all the bestest and I love ya all!!

So here's to the next 10 years...DREAM BIG!  Because with a dream, a plan and action...you can DO anything!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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