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GuestSTAR: Mackenzie Fuchs Swap Angel

Today I'm sharing a couple of cards made by DOstamperSTAR Mackenzie Fuchs. She was a "swap angel" for our last swap (filling in for someone else at the last minute).  She rose to the occasion with flying colors.  Every time I walk past my display with her cards - I just have to smile.  She has such a talent and I'm so glad she was able to be our swap angel. Take a look...
 
Cheerful Critters DOstamperSTARS swap by Mackenzie Fuchs share by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 
 
Simply Wonderful DOstamperSTARS swap by Mackenzie Fuchs share by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 
Didn't she do a fabulous job?!  Be sure to check out her blog Do All Things (she shares her craft room re-do, it's awesome!)

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Meet Mackenzie...

I had been looking for a place to go and make cards because I did not have a lot of supplies so I googled "card making classes mn" and Stampin' Up! popped up. After finding the demonstrator in my area I saw that she had an upcoming card class and I emailed her asking if I could join. After attending the class and wanting EVERYTHING in the catalog, I ended up placing a few orders over the course of a few days. I was hooked!

So I started to think about the demonstrator opportunity in the back of the catalog--was it for me? I'm not the most outgoing person and my network isn't very large so I wasn't sure I would be able to sell to other women! I did know one thing though, I wanted everything in that beautiful catalog! I started researching what it meant to be a demonstrator and found some great blogs about how you don't have sell to others to be a demonstrator, you can join to enjoy the demonstrator discount (be a "happy shopper"). My heart fluttered! I could have my cake and eat it, too?! Yay! I contacted Heidi, my demonstrator, and asked her what she thought.  Before we could even meet to talk about it, I just signed up!  I couldn't wait to get my order(s)!

It has been a year now and I am in love with all the ways Stampin' Up! takes care of their demonstrators

  • preorders for all the new catalogs
  • events where I can meet up with other women that love what I love
  • all the opportunities to stay inspired
This truly is a unique opportunity and its so easy to find inspiration! I always like to tell people that I love Stampin' Up! because everything coordinates. I used to go to the local craft stores and see many, many cute things I'd like to use but then I realized how they are all in different collections and none of those collections coordinate. That just doesn't work for me; I need to know that all my supplies are going to work well and play nice together.
If you're thinking of joining Stampin' Up!--DO IT! You won't regret it and you will fall even more in love with stamping (and save some money in the process). 

Become a STAR, Join Stampin' Up! with Dawn Olchefske

I think she said it perfectly!  Are you like Mackenzie and want to be a "Happy Shopper"?  Then joining now may be the right time for you.  During Sale-a-Bration (ends March 31st), you can select an additional gift of either...

Need more information?  Learn more here

#dawnolchefske #dostamping #stampinup #joinsu #dostamperSTARS #homebasedbusiness

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guestSTAR Sharon Bennett: Fall Idea with Truly Grateful

Each month on our private DOstamperSTARS facebook group, we feature one person as our guestSTAR of the month. This past month, Sharon Bennett was our guest.  She had a "Fall" theme for her projects.  Take a look at one of them...

guestSTAR Sharon Bennett of DOstamperSTARS made with Stampin' Up! Truly Grateful, Autumn Accents Die, shared by Dawn Olchefske, dostamping  #fall #cardmaking  #stampinup

This one was probably my favorite project (though, they all were fabulous!)  I loved the way Sharon created the leaves...they look so real. Plus she used one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Truly Grafeful (131730w or 131733c)

She's posted all four of her projects on her Crafty and Creative Ideas Blog.  Be sure to check it out.

I want to thank Sharon for being such a fabulous guestSTAR!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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guestSTAR Linda Kaufman: Back to School

Each month on our private DOstamperSTARS facebook group, we feature one person as our guestSTAR of the month. This past month, Linda Kaufman was our guest.  Her theme was "Back to School. Take a look at one of her fabulous projects...

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Isn't this Pencil Card just darling?  It uses the Envelope Punch Board (133774). Any teacher would enjoy receiving that card.  For Linda's instructions, and supply list for this card and more, check it out:

I want to thank Linda for being such a fabulous guestSTAR!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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During October...when you purchase the Stampin' Up! starter kit and become a member of my DOstamperSTARS communityyou'll enjoy one FREE package of Designer Series Paper, every month for the next six months!

I'd love to welcome you to my community of STARS!

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STAR Judy Strickling: Six ideas for the Striped Scallop Thinlit

Have you seen the Striped Scallop Thinlit Die in the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog?  Ever wondered what you would do with it?  Today - DOstamperSTAR, Judy Strickling has solved that problem with six clever ideas that she shared with us on our STARS Facebook Community!

#dostamping #stampinup #judystrickling #DOstamperSTAR #stripedscallopthinlit #bigshot

Check them out on Judy's Blog:

  1. Striped Scallop Holiday Tree
  2. Striped Scallop Birthday Cake
  3. Striped Scallop Santa
  4. Striped Scallop Owl #1
  5. Striped Scallop Peacock
  6. Striped Scallop Owl #2

What clever ideas, right?  Thanks Judy for sharing your creativty!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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#dostamping #stampinup #stripedscallopthinlit #bigshot
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guestSTAR Robyn Rasset: Featuring Blendabilities!

Quick update:

The ever-popular Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer stamp set is in again.  Get yours today before they are gone again!

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Each month on our private DOstamperSTARS facebook group, we feature one person as our guestSTAR. This past month, Robyn Rasset was our guest.  She shared several projects featuring the new Stampin' Blendabilities Markers.  Take a look at some of her fabulous projects...

Sweet Briar Rose

Coloring Embossing with Blendabilities

Robyn's Tips for Blendabilities and Heat Embossed Images & Pearls:

  • Heat emboss the Sweet Briar Rose (133806) stamp (with White Embossing Powder), then use the StampinBlendabilities Markers to color the embossing.  Just run the tip of the marker over the embossing to give it a sheen of color.
  • Use StampinBlendabilities Markers to color Basic Pearl Jewels for a glossy colorized look.
  • Click here for more details

Blended Bloom

Hamburger Box Blended Blooms Close Up

Isn't Robyn's Blended Bloom (135906) flower dropped-jaw gorgeous?!  Find more details on Robyn's Blog here.

Be sure to check out more of Robyn's Stampin' Blendabilities Marker Projects:

Didn't she do a fabulous job?  I never knew you could color heat embossed images with Blendabilities.  I can't wait to give it a try myself.  Thank you Robyn for sharing your talent with us!

Enjoy~Dawn O

Join Stampin' Up! and the DOstamperSTARS and you'll be learning and/or sharing with our fabulous community of STARS!  Whether your a new or experienced crafter...all are welcome!

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#stampinup #dostamperSTAR #blendabilities #coloring

Get your Stampin' Blendabilities Markers today!

Learn more about Stampin' Blendabilities Markers. Carrie Cudney from the home office does a great job explaining the basics, what paper to use, blending and more!

WATCH VIDEO: Blendabilities Basic Techniques

 

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guestSTAR: Mackenzie Fuchs Celebrating Mom and Dad

Today I'd like to introduce DOstamperSTAR, Mackenzie Fuchs.  She's a newer member of our STARS community and her creativity is inspiring.  I invited her to be our May guestSTAR on our DOstamperSTARS private facebook group (a social sharing group for members of my Stampin' Up! downline).  Take a look at a couple of her projects celebrating Mom and Dad.

#dostamping #stampinup #mackenziefuchs #diy #papercrafting #spiralflowerdie

Celebrate Mom

This double Spiral Flower Die Topiary is just gorgeous!  She offers a fabulous picture tutorial on her blog here

#dostamping #stampinup #mackenziefuchs #diy #papercrafting #masculine

Celebrate Dad

Any Dad would enjoy this Chevron Ribbon Tie card!  She shares a " How To" graphic on her blog here

Didn't she do a great job?  Thanks for sharing your talent with us Mackenzie!

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    • 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.
  • Become a DOstamperSTAR and you can enjoy:
    • a community of like-minded crafters who share and support each other
    • a fun Facebook community
    • optional swaps
    • gatherings (virtual and local)
    • opportunities for growth (both creatively and business-wise)
    • Learn more here

Join my STARS here

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guestSTAR: Jan Carlson with Fringe Scissors

Today I'd like to introduce DOstamperSTAR, Jan Carlson.  She joined my STARS community six and a half years ago.  Jan is a huge help to me in many ways...sharing, meeting prep, support, our swap coordinator and more!  She's always ready to share and was another perfect choice to be a guestSTAR on our DOstamperSTARS private facebook group (a social sharing gorup for members of my downline).  

Jan's Fringe Flower Project

Fringe-Flower

She selected the Fringe Scissors (133325) as her feature and came up with several fun ways to use it. 

Check out some of her Fringe Scissor projects:

Thank you Jan for sharing your time and talents with us!

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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guestSTAR Sunday: Connie Plaumann with So Very Grateful

Today I'd like to introduce DOstamperSTAR, Connie Plaumann.  She joined my STARS community two and a half years ago and has been a wonderful addition to our group.  She's always ready to share and was a perfect choice to be a guestSTAR on our DOstamperSTARS private facebook group (a social sharing gorup for members of my downline).  

Connie's So Very Grateful Frame Card

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She selected the stamp set So Very Grateful (133050w or 133053c) as her feature and came up with several projects, sharing them throughout the month.  

Check out all her So Very Grateful projects:

Thank you Connie for sharing your time and talents with us!

Enjoy~Dawn O

PS: this Occasions Catalog stamp set did not make it in the new Annual Catalog.  So you'll want to get yours today!

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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