Founder's Circle

8 Halloween Inspired Swaps

I've been fortunate enough to swap with some fabulous demonstrators at Stampin' Up! events this fall, Founder's Circle, Stamp & Share for Leaders and Unite & Excite.  As I was preparing my display boards, I found some fun Halloween cards that I thought I'd share with you today.

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Weren't they fabulously spooky?!  

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Four Feathers Bundle Card

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014holidaycatalog #fourfeathers #bigshot #feathersframelit

Four Feathers...the name says it all, but these feathers are more than just a stamp set. Combine them with the Feather Framelits Dies for one-of-a-kind accents and save 15%.  That's right...it's a bundle!

The above card was featured at my local Just Cards Buffet class last night and it has a huge hit!  I drew inspiration from a swap I received at Founder's Circle from Catherine Saunders.

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #2014holidaycatalog #14FC #fourfeathers #bigshot #feathersframelit, swap from Catherine Saunders

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Founder's Circle Holiday Tag Inspiration, Blog Candy Winner

At the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle 2014 Retreat this month, as usual there were jars of treats everywhere.  What made them even more fun this year were the Holiday Tags that decorated them. Today I'm sharing them for your holiday inspiration.  Also - scroll down for the winner of the Blog Candy I announced on Thursday.

Founder's Circle Holiday Tag Inspiration

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#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #founderscircle #2014holidaycatalog #holidaytags #santastache

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #founderscircle #2014holidaycatalog #holidaytags #santastache

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #founderscircle #2014holidaycatalog #holidaytags

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #founderscircle #2014holidaycatalog #holidaytags #beautyoftheseason

#cardmaking #dawnolchefske #diy #dostamping #papercrafting #stampinup #founderscircle #2014holidaycatalog #holidaytags

Wasn't that fun?  Hope you got inspired.  Many of these tags ideas could be adapted to holiday cards too.

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Enjoy~Dawn O

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100th DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge Blog Candy! 

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First off...thank you so much for your sweet comments.  It was nice to hear that so many of you are enjoying my blog, cards, inspiration and videos.  Keep the comments coming, as they really do make my day!

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The Christmas Tagables Photopolymer stamp set goes to Debbie G who posted the following comment):

  • "Congrats on 100th Challenge. Love the cards and the color combo."

Debbie- be sure to email me your mailing address and I'll get your prize in the mail to you right away. (dostamping@yahoo.com).

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2014 Founder's Circle Retreat: Home for the Holidays

Last week I enjoyed a fabulous Founder's Circle Retreat in St. George, UT.  This is Stampin' Up!'s recognition for their top demonstrators. It's something I work for every year and hope that I've done enough to earn it.  I've been incredibly blessed to earn it for the past 7 years, thanks to my customers, club members and DOstamperSTARS!

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #2014FC #founderscircle #festivaloftrees #ornamentalpines

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #2014FC #founderscircle #festivaloftrees

This year's theme was "Home for the Holidays". They did an excellent job pampering us, that started with our travel documents and continued along with a decked out "gathering place", aka "Holiday Lodge", that put us in the holiday spirit (along with holiday music playing in the background to complete the scene). 

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Our first activity was to find our "team" and build a gingerbread house...what fun!  I was with the snowflakes.  

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Then we enjoyed a welcome dinner and beautifully decorated tables (they always to a fabulous job!)

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On Thursday, after a day of chatting and stamping, the evening ended with a PJ party, business sharing, swapping and more!

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Getting down to business.  What was the most popular stamp set used for Founder's Circle swaps?  

  • Ornamental Pine
  • Festival of Trees
  • Wondrous Wreath
  • Bright & Beautiful
  • Holiday Home

#dostamping #dawnolchefske #stampinup #2014FC #founderscircle #festivaloftrees #kanab

On Friday, we spent the day touring the Kanab manufacturing facility.  One of my favorite parts of tour this year was seeing the new photopolymer stamp process...very interesting!

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Another one of my favorites at Kanab is to get my annual photo with Shelli.

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We even got to craft in the warehouse.  Can't beat that!

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 That evening ended with dinner with my pals, Barb and Kelly!

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The last day, we found ourselves creating decorations for trees that will be auctioned off at a Festival of Trees event later this year.  Here's what we created...

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They were a little tedious at first.  But once we got into our rythm, we cranked out 20 of these in no time at all (both front and back were decorated!)

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Here's the entire group of people who decorated this tree... 

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The evening ended with a holiday turkey dinner and a white elephant gift game.  Lots of fun and yummy food too.

The-Gifts

Here's the loot we received throughout the week, pillow gifts, daily prizes and more!

Thanks to all the staff who work so hard on this event.  It was a huge success and one of my favorite Founder's Circle events!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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25% off Gorgeous Grunge, Special Offers Ending Soon, Online Party Winners

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

We have FIVE winners for this week's DOstamping October Online Party Shopping Sprees - woohoo!:

  • $75 - Cynthia C from CA
  • $75 - Beth C from TX
  • $75 - Lisa D from NM
  • $75 - Carol Y from VA
  • $65 - Jill B from NY

Details of October Online Parties:

  • Starts Mondays in October and ends November 3rd
  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

Thanks for shopping with Dawn O!

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Today is the last day for 25 stamps at 25% off!

DOstamping, Dawn Olchefske, Stampin' Up! stamp sale 25% off

One of stamps on sale is the ever-popular Gorgeous Gunge.  Check out LeeAnn Greff's Founder's Circle swap below.

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Check out that shine (upper left)!  It was created with the new Metallic Encore Silver Pad (from the 2013 Holiday Catalog).  I've listed the supplies for LeeAnn's fabulous card below.

Don't forget to add the 25% off Gorgeous Grunge (130514w or 130517c) to your shopping bag today!

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets!

Shop 25 stamps at 25% off! 

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Special Offers Ending Soon

  • Ends today, 10/28th...Check out this weeks 25% off Weekly Deals 
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QC: Swap Inspired Snow Day Label Framelit Window Card

25 Stamp Sets for $25 

This awesome Happy Birthday sale continues this week thru Monday, 10/28

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Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets!

Shop 25 stamps at 25% off! 

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DOstamping October Online Parties - continues

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  • Just place an order of $25 or more (before shipping/tax) and you'll be entered in my Weekly Shopping Spree Drawing (includes regular, clearance rack, weekly deas and digital products).
  • Each Monday, two or more shopping spree winners will be announced (Four winners already!) 
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske

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Today's QC (Quick & Cute) card

 ...was inspired from my swaps received at Founder's Circle.  I can't decide if my favorite part of swap night at the 2013 Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle event is the actual swapping...or what came afterwards!  Take a look.

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Barb-Susie-LeeAnn

Barb, Susie and LeeAnn
Founder's Circle 2013 homemade ice cream sandwiches

But either way, I always enjoy both the swap cards and the company of friends!  And like I said, today's card was inspired by one of the cards I received from Ronda Wade. 

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DOstamping, Stampin' Up!, Special Season stamp set, 2013 Holiday, Founder's Circle Swap, Ronda Wade

Ronda's card was made with Night of Navy and the 2013 Holiday Catalog stamp set, Special Season (131766w or 131769c) - which I don't have.  I know...my DOstamperSTARS are all gasping as they read this.  That's correct, I don't own every stamp set!

What drew me to the card was the window with the greeting attached...love it!  So I challenged myself to find another image to fit the window.  The snow man from Snow Day fit just right.

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I changed it up just a big, by adding a "full card" to the inside of the card (instead of the one panel) - to give room to add a message.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Shelli & Sara's Founder's Circle Swap: O Holy Night

Before I share Shelli & Sara's Founder's Circle Swap, I thought I'd introduce you to Shelli.  If you don't know her, Shelli Garnder is the CEO & Co-Founder of Stampin' Up!  Typically, she's able to join us at Founder's Circle, which is a real treat!  

Shelli
However this year, Shelli was only able to join us via video message. Why?  Because she had a pretty bad horseback riding accident about a month ago and is still recovering from it (and has months of therapy still to go).  I can't tell the story better than her husband Sterling, who shared the new and progress on Shelli's blog.  It's an amazing story!  But then, Shelli's an amazing woman! 

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Shelli & Sara's Founder's Circle Swap

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Shelli's Stamping Supplies

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  • Still taking sign ups for Dawn's Product Shares
  • Check out all Stampin' Up! Specials & New Arrivals
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  • NEW Mystery Hostess Code:  TETR7TMA
    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
    • If you forget to use the hostess code, no worries...just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to enter it for you!
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Christmas Swaps: Calm Christmas, Merry Little Christmas

More Christmas theme swaps from Founder's Circle, DOstamperSTARS & Control Freaks, featuring Stampin' Up!'s Calm Christmas, Merry Little Christmas, Special Season and more!  Enjoy! 

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Calm Christmas (132736w or 132739c)
Founder's Circle Swapper:  Sarah Shueler


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Lovin' the way Sarah "rolled" the end of the greeting!

 

 Robin-Hexagon

Special Season (131766w or 131769c)
DOstamperSTAR: Robyn Anderson

 

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Autumn Accents Bigz Die (127812)
Holiday Ornaments Framelits (127816)
DOstamperSTAR:  Diane Rosburg
Very clever use of the Autumn Accents Big Die! 

 

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Merry Little Christmas (131826w or 131829c)
Control Freak Swapper: Jennifer Timko

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  • Still taking sign ups for Dawn's Product Shares
  • Check out all Stampin' Up! Specials & New Arrivals
  • View all Stampin' Up! Bundles & SAVE 15%
  • September Mystery Hostess Code:  X6F6TT34 (closing end of day Friday)
    • When you Shop with Dawn, you'll be entered in my Monthly Shopping Spree Drawing.  Past winners have received shopping sprees valued at $50-$145, plus half price items!  
    • Hostess Code entry field is located in the lower left corner of your shopping bag - enter before checking out
    • If you forget to use the hostess code, no worries...just email me at dostamping@yahoo.com and I'll be happy to enter it for you!
  • 3 Ways for free Stampin' Up! product with DOstamping Shopping Rewards