Blendabilities

Last Day for $50 Starter Kit, Stampin' Blendabilities: the wait is over!

Last day for $50 Starter Kit

#dostamping #stampinup #join50 #dawnolchefske #homebasedbusiness #beyourownboss

I'm happy to invite you to join Stampin' Up! and my community of STARS for only $50!

Details:

  • Date: until June 30 - today's the last day!
  • Two Kits:
    • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
    • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
    • includes:
      • Free Shipping (saves 10%)
      • Free Paper Pumpkin kit
      • Supply pack includes (catalogs, order forms, etc)
    • NOTE:  you many choose the new Blendabilities in your starter kit, as they are currently available to demonstrators for pre-order.

This offer is perfect for new and experienced stampers alike. And it's the perfect time to join!  Why?

Demonstrator Benefits:

  • 30 percent discount on your first order (of $150 or more placed within 45 days)
  • 20 percent discount (or more) on all your orders

  •  

    Create STAR friendships that will last forever 
  • Get in on the demonstrator preorder for the,brand new 2014 Holiday Catalog (starts August 1st for demonstrators)
  • Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

So...Have you ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!?

DOstamperSTAR Gayle says...Out of all the possible uplines (someone) could select from...do your homework and align with the best!  I feel so fortunate that we have Dawn...as our upline!   I would be totally lost if I did not have someone guiding me along. Dawn takes really good care of us!

Join my STARS here

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Common questions I receive about joining Stampin' Up! and the STARS!

What are the minimum sales requirements? 
You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission. 

What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business? 
Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum. NOTE: Many of the demonstrators in my community of STARS are just that, a hobby demonstrator. If that describes you - you'll fit right in!

Can I be my own hostess? 
Absolutely yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator benenfits, receiving your instant income and commission. Or just submit orders of your own that total $150 or more! 

Do I have to recruit other demonstrators? 
No, you are not required to recruit. If you were to sign up new recruits, you would be paid override commissions on their sales. This is a perk, not a requirement

What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit? 
You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders.

For more information

Join my STARS here

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Stampin' Blendabilities - the wait is over!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #stampinblendabilities #craftsupplies #diy #cardmaking

Yay - I'm excited to announce that a selection of Stampin' Blendabilities products will be available to order on July 1st (that's right...tomorrow!!)

  • Cherry Cobbler (130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (130998)
  • Old Olive (130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (129370)
  • Memento Ink Pad (132708)
  • Memento Ink Refill (133456)
  • Color Lifter (129369)

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #stampinblendabilities #craftsupplies #diy #cardmaking #bloomwithhope

Above samples include (clockwise from upper left):

  • In This Together (133866c, 133869c), features Rich Razzleberry and Skin Tone Blendabilities, swap from Becky Roberts
  • Bloom with Hope hostess (133949w or 133952c), features Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, swap from Deb Currier
  • Blended Bloom (135906), features Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities
  • A Little Smile (134351), features Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, created by me
  • Bloom with Hope hostess (133949w or 133952c), features Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Blendabilities, swap from Lisa Young

In addition, beginning August 1st...the following color selections will be available (NOTE: these new colors will be available to demonstrators to pre-order on July 1st):

  • Calypso Coral (130996)
  • Crumb Cake (131004)
  • Melon Mambo (130994)
  • Night of Navy (131001)
  • Smoky Slate (131005)
  • Wisteria Wonder (131002)

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How to use Stampin' Blendabilities

If you're looking for tips on how to use them, Stampin' Up! has several quick videos showing a few different ways to use Stampin' Blendabilities:

Let me just say - in the short amount of time I've been playing with these, I've come to really enjoy these new markers.  There is no right or wrong way to use them.  So, if you love to color, but don't enjoy working so hard to get "just the right look", you are gonna love Stampin' Blendabilities!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

 


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #085: Hedgehogs are back with A Little Smile!

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge!  This week it's a Sketch Challenge.  

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge, #sketchchallenge

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How cute is this? I dare you to not smile at these darling little hedgehogs. They've got a cheerful message and they're so darn cute you cant help but want to put them on everything.  

I love hedgehogs and even have a collection of them (stamps, figurines and more). So, of course I was completely over the moon when I saw the new "A Little Smile" single stamp (134351) in the new catalog...not a little smile, but a BIG smile!

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Dawn's Cardmaking Tips

  • Image is stamped with the new Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (coming soon), on Whisper White.  
  • I hand cut around the image - close to the end.  (Additional mattes measure 2-7/8" x 3-7/8" Real Red, 3-1/4" x 4-1/2" Crumb Cake)
  • I mainly used Stampin' Blendabilities (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, & Skin Tone Assortment).  
  • As we don't carry a lighter or medium brown yet, I got out my Stampin' Write Crumb Cake Marker (120967) and Blender Pen (102845) to color the Hedgehog belly.  
  • Even the Rhinestone Jewels were colored using Stampin' Blendabilities!
  • Pattern paper is from the new Flowerpot Designer Series Paper (133698) - let me just say...cute!! (4" x 5-1/4")
  • Add to Whisper White card base of 4-1/4" x 11

I hope these little hedgehogs gave you A Little Smile.  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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

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2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #craftsupplies #diy #2014AnnualCatalog #cardmaking #rubberstamping

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Join-for-$50-Dawn

  • Join in the month of June and choose from two starter kits: 
    • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
    • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
    • includes:  Free Shipping (saves 10%), Free Paper Pumpkin kit and supply pack(catalogs, order forms, etc)
    • NOTE:  you many choose the new Blendabilities in your starter kit, as they are currently available to demonstrators for pre-order.
    • Learn more here.   

Join my STARS here

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Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer stamp set update

This popular stamp set is currently sold out.  But...more are on order.  I'll keep you posted on when it's back in stock.

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


New Catalog Time: "So Very Happy" Control Freak Swap

One of my favorite times of the Stampin' Up! year is when the new Annual Catalog is released. So many new things to choose from and get excited about.  One of them is this stickin' cute owl from the So Very Happy stamp set.

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #soveryhappy, #blendabilities

I received the So Very Happy stamp set at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference back in January.  But only recently got a chance to play with it, as I reached for it for my Control Freak pre-order swap.  (Check out another So Very Happy card.) 

So-Very-Happy-Owl-bcu

I did use the Stampin' Blendabilities Markers on the Owl.  Colored the image with the light Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Marker, then added accents with the medium marker.  The slightly darker area on his "middle area" was done by going back and adding more color with the light marker.  I didn't want it too dark, so that worked perfectly. (These markers are scheduled to be released late June/early July - but demonstrators can purchase them now.  Join now for only $50.)

Dawn's Stamping Supplies (and measurements)

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #084: Summer Colors make me So Very Happy!

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge!  This week it's a Color Challenge.  I know, I'm late.  But better late, then never.

#cardmaking, #dawnolchefske, #diy, #dostamping, #papercrafting, #stampinup, #thursdaychallenge

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #thursdaychallenge #soveryhappy #colorcombo #blendabilities

Today's 4-1/4" square card is kind of a "new meets old" card.  What's "old"?  The Gingham Garden Washi Tape is retiring, but it's on the Blowout Sale list right now for only $3.47 (that's 30% off).  In fact - check out all the Blowout Sale items for lots of deals.

Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #thursdaychallenge #soveryhappy #colorcombo #blendabilities

Here's the new, coming June 2nd:

  • So Very Happy stamp set
  • Thick Bakers Twine - Strawberry Slush (comes in all five 2013-2015 in colors - yum!)

More new, coming late June/early July:

  • Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers, used in coloring
    • Flower image
    • Very Vintage Designer Buttons (129327) - yes, that's right...Blendabilities can be used to color buttons, rhinestones, pearls, etc - love it!

Additional Supplies include:

  • Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Strawberry Slush
  • Ink: Smokey Slate
  • Punches: Blossom (125306), 1-1/4" Scallop Circle (127811), 1" Circle (119868)
  • Adhesive: Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Hope you enjoyed my So Very Happy card.  Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below):

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Stampin' Up! Retired List Updates - ends June 4th or while supplies last

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blowoutsale #retiredlist #papercrafting #craftsupplies

Check out the entire, easy-to-view

Blowout Sale list

Marked down items include:

  • Designer Series Paper collections, lots of Ribbon, some of the Dies and Texture Folders, a few Stamp Sets (including my favorite, Creative Elements), and more!

Stampin' Up! updated retired lists (includes blow-out sale prices):

Click to 
Shop the Stampin' Up! Retired List 
...before it's gone, gone, gone!

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Join Stampin' Up! for $50 and be a STAR! (Blendabilities Update)

#dostamping #stampinup #join50 #dawnolchefske #homebasedbusiness #beyourownboss

I'm happy to invite you to join Stampin' Up! and my community of STARS for only $50!

Details:

  • Date: until June 30, so take advantage while you can!
  • Two Kits:
    • Special $50 Starter Kit: choose $55 in free products
    • Regular $99 Starter Kit: is also still available, choose $125 in free products
    • includes:
      • Free Shipping (saves 10%)
      • Free Paper Pumpkin kit
      • Supply pack includes (catalogs, order forms, etc)

This offer is perfect for new and experienced stampers alike. And it's the perfect time to join!  Why?

Demonstrator Benefits:

  • 30 percent discount on your first order (of $150 or more placed within 45 days)
  • 20 percent discount (or more) on all your orders

  • Free registration fee to our annual Convention (must be registered by the 20th of June)
  • Create STAR friendships that will last forever 

  • With the new catalog only days away, you can start purchasing brand new catalog items like Blendabilities(*) and Project Life at your brand new demonstrator discounted price!
  • In addition, you'll be able to get in on the demonstrator preorder for the brand new 2014 Holiday Catalog (starts August 1st for demonstrators)
  • Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

So...Have you ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!?

DOstamperSTAR Gayle says...Out of all the possible uplines (someone) could select from...do your homework and align with the best!  I feel so fortunate that we have Dawn...as our upline!   I would be totally lost if I did not have someone guiding me along. Dawn takes really good care of us!

Join my STARS here

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Common questions I receive about joining Stampin' Up! and the STARS!

What are the minimum sales requirements?
You only need to submit $300 in sales per quarter. That is less than an average Stampin’ Up! workshop! Also, you can submit your sales in any increment you wish and still receive your 20 percent discount and commission.

What if I want to do this as a hobby and not necessarily a business?
Stampin’ Up! supports all demonstrators, no matter their goals or the level at which they choose to run their business. If you choose not to hold workshops, you can simply place your own orders and/or collect orders from family and friends to equal the $300 quarterly sales minimum. NOTE: Many of the demonstrators in my community of STARS are just that, a hobby demonstrator. If that describes you - you'll fit right in!

Can I be my own hostess?
Absolutely yes, you can be your own hostess anytime you want. Invite your family and friends into your home and have a workshop. You will be the hostess, receiving the hostess benefits, as well as the demonstrator benenfits, receiving your instant income and commission. Or just submit orders of your own that total $150 or more!

Do I have to recruit other demonstrators?
No, you are not required to recruit. If you were to sign up new recruits, you would be paid override commissions on their sales. This is a perk, not a requirement

What if I decide that I don’t like it once I’ve started? Will I be penalized if I quit?
You may choose to stop at anytime, and you will not be penalized. You simply stop placing orders.

For more information

Join my STARS here

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(*) Blendabilities update from Stampin' Up!

#dostamping #stampinup #join50 #dawnolchefske #Blendabilities

Stampin' Up! recently announced that some of our most exciting new products, Stampin' Blendabilities Markers, were now available for demonstrators to preorder. And while they are available to demonstrators, they will not be immediately available to customers when the catalog is released on June 2nd.

The targeted release date is late June/early July for these much anticipated products. The reason for this late release is so all customers will be able to enjoy Blendabilities, and so that our supply can meet demand.

What this means to you as a potential demonstrator?  New recruits can still "preorder" Blendabilities products.  Which means, you may select them in your starter kit - yay!

These are the Blendabilities that are currently available for preorder. The following items will also form part of the customer release in late June/early July.

6/30/14 eta:  Blendabilities will be available on July 1st!

  • Cherry Cobbler (#130995)
  • Coastal Cabana (#131000)
  • Daffodil Delight (#130998)
  • Old Olive (#130999)
  • Pumpkin Pie (#130997)
  • Rich Razzleberry (#131003)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (#129370)

In addition, the following accessories will also be available:

  • Memento Ink Pad (item #132708)
  • Memento Ink Refill (item #133456)
  • Color Lifter (item #129369)

Once we have a confirmed date for customer ordering, we will let you know.

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


Stampin' Up! Blendabilities: Sneak Peek

With the upcoming 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, one of the exciting new products are the Stampin' Blendabilities Markers!  Demonstrators are can pre-order them now (you can join now and select them in your starter kit!).  I've been receiving questions regarding them.  I can tell, many of you are excited!  So here's a sneak peek at them along with some basic information.  

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #blendedbloom #diy #artsupplies

 

The Blendabilities are an exclusive alcohol-based marker set that come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color ), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors. We recommend using Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock when using them, but any one of our cardstocks would work just as well. 

The first set of Blendabilities products will include:

  • Coastal Cabana
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Skin Tone Assortment (set of six)
  • Memento Ink Pad & refill
  • Color Lifter 

What sets Blendabilities apart:

  • The Stampin' Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away
  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker
  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine
  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray
  • Color coded caps
  • Can be used with transparent sheets and to color pearls, rhinestones, buttons, etc
  • And of course...Stampin' Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock! 

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #blendedbloom #diy #artsupplies

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #blendedbloom #diy #artsupplies

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #blendedbloom #diy #artsupplies

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #blendedbloom #diy #artsupplies

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #blendedbloom #diy #artsupplies

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #blendedbloom #diy #artsupplies

These photos were taken at the 2014 Catalog Premiere Event.  Carrie Cudney from Stampin' Up! shared them with us. Flower image is from a new single stamp, Blended Bloom.

I'm sure you'll want to add them to your wish list for June 2nd

eta:  Blendabilities will not be available when the new catalog is released.  Stampin' Up! does not have a release date for this product yet.

5-28-2014 eta: Stampin' Up! announced, Blendabilities should be available to customers late June/early July.  They currently are still available for demonstrators to pre-order. - see full announcement here

Enjoy~Dawn O

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2014 Stampin' Up! Retired List

Stampin' Up! retired lists - update:

Be sure to download daily to see what is still available.  Many stamp sets are sold out already...they're marked with an "x".

Click to Shop the Stampin' Up! Retired List

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn

 

Stampin' Up! Unite & Excite Event, Blendabilities Update

I was fortunate enough to attend one of just a few new Unite & Excite Stampin' Up! events this past week. There was food, fun, Stampin' Up! staff (Carrie Cudney & Holly Linford), good conversation and sharing, prizes (of course) and something very exciting!  

We got to play with a new product being released in the upcoming 2014/2015 Catalog...Stampin' Blendabilties Markers!  Take a look...

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #blendabilities #UniteExcite

These markers are great for coloring "line" images.  But look closely - you can also color our Rhinestones, Pearls, buttons and more!  

I'm still learning how to use these alcohol-type markers. But with practice, I'm excited for their arrival and can't wait to share!  Demonstrators get to pre-order them begining May 1st. (Join Stampin' Up! to get in on pre-ordering this awesome new product).  NOTE: Customers will be able to order sometime after the catalog release.  In order to avoid backorder situations - Stampin' Up! will be making announcements on their specific release dates...watch here for future announcements.

I actually have a set of the Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities - woohoo!.  I facilitated a conversation on recruiting at the event and was delightfully surprised to receive a stamp set and markers, as a thank you!  When attending my local events, you can be the first to see them.  If you're near the Plymouth, MN area, my next event is my local Card Buffet Class on April 28th RSVP here

I'm hoping Stampin' Up! is able to provide more Unite & Excite events in more locations, as this was a great way to connect with other demonstrators.  

Enjoy~Dawn 

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Thank you for Shopping with Dawn