Happy Halloween & Witches Brew Washi Tape

I'm saying Happy Halloween today with this QC card that features the new Witches' Brew Designer Washi Tape, from the Stampin' Up! 2013 Holiday Catalog.



Do you need a Quick & Cute card - emphasis on "quick"?  Then Washi Tape is the way to go!  Stampin' Up! currently has four Designer Washi Tape selections to choose from (each have 3 designs, 5 yards each roll) for only $4.95:


Get the What to Washi Bundle(134743), includes:

  • All four Designer Washi Tape selections listed above
  • 20 Notecards and Envelopes
  • What to Washi class which features 30 projects (digital download)
  • only $36.95
  • See the What to Washi Bundles details here

Enjoy~Dawn O


Dawn's Stampin' Supplies


DOstamping October Online Parties - continues until Sunday

Dawn Olchefske, stampin up Demonstrator, DOstamping Online Parties

  • 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
  • No Hostess Code needed - qualifying orders will automatically be entered!
  • Offer from Dawn Olchefske




QC Hey Pumpkin: Perfectly You Hostess Set & Hexagon Punch

Today's card is a QC - Quick & Cute card using the Perfectly You stamp set...from the 2013 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  It's a collection of perfection, with the perfect stamps for any occasion. Holiday? Birthday? Love you? Got it.  You can choose it with your Hostess Dollars when you have a $150 party or Stampin' Rewards when you place an online order of $150 or more.

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Dawn's Stampin' Supplies:

Enjoy~Dawn O


Use the same great layout with the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle (includes the Hexagon punch and matching Six-Sided Sampler stamp set)

Six-Sided-Sampler-Bundle, save 15%132725 Six-Sided Sampler Bundle (wood mount)
132724 Six Sided Sampler Bundle (clear mount) 



August's Mystery Hostess still going on...


  • You'll find the hostess code box/field in your shopping bag, lower left corner.  
  • Enter and apply code before checking out
  • Don't forget to use the hostess code for orders of $150 or less
  • For orders of $150 or more, keep the Stampin' Rewards for yourself - woohoo!
  • LEARN: how to use the HOSTESS CODE to get entered in drawing for a FREE monthly shopping spree


Hawaii: Stampin' Up! General Session

As always on the annual incentive trip, Pam Morgan shares the new In-Colors with us.  You'll love them when they are released on July 1st.  But in the meantime - we are sworn to secrecy!  We also saw a couple new stamp sets and Big Shot Dies.  Can't wait to get my hands on them.

Here are some projects I can share that Pam Morgan demonstrated using products from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog:


Matchbox Die with Window Sheet Cover


More Window Sheet Samples



New Grommet Samples - the above sample uses the small grommets and the one below uses the Large Grommet.


I would love to share Brent Steele's projects, but they were with new products to be released July 1st.  However, I can share a new "manly" tool that he designed...


He always has something fun up his sleeve.  This got a big laugh from my husband.

That's it for General Session.  After that we headed off to the tram shuttle to Queen's Marketplace for a little shopping.  Actually - we would have loved to have gone on the Kona Shopping shuttle, but I was in the wheelchair that day and it didn't seem like a good idea.  So we stuck close to the resort that day.

Aloha~Dawn O

Hawaii: A funny thing happened on the way to Breakfast

Actually, it was after breakfast.  I tripped on the last two stairs at the breakfast buffet restaurant and face planted on the stone floor.  I hurt my shin, ankle and foot.  I was able to get up and walked halfway back to the room, but then...oh my, the pain set in.

So security was sent to our room and we called our insurance company.  They advised us to get an x-ray to make sure I hadn't broken my leg.  So off we go to spend the afternoon at the ER.  Since it was Sunday - that was our only option.  A couple hours later - we get the prognosis...it's only a contusion (whatever that is...it hurts!).  I'm instructed to stay off it for 2 days and sent off with crutches.

I have to say - our taxi driver was great.  He used to be a tour guide and gave us a wonderful "tour" on the way to the ER.

The hotel provided us with a wheelchair and security escorted us to various things throughout the resort.  So we got the "underground" tour as they carted me around for a couple of days.  In addition - my husband was a great sport hauling me around too!

Wednesday - I gave up the wheelchair for the crutches only and today (Thursday), I'm walking on my own power.  A bit stiff, but able to walk. 

My friend Kelly got a picture of me with her Sock Monkey.


So now you'll know why I'm using crutches in some of my pictures that will be in future posts.  Whew - glad to get that story over with. 

Later I'll share pictures of the tour we took on Tuesday.  Yes - I went with wheelchair and crutches in hand.  I wasn't gonna miss it!

Aloha~Dawn O

Hawaii: Stampin' Up! Welcome Reception

Sunday Night Stampin'  Up! welcomed us with a wonderful poolside/oceanview reception.  We were greeted with Puka Shell Necklaces and flowers for our hair.  Along with Strawberry Lava drinks - they were delicious!

I have to tell you - that in our schedule it mentioned Appetizers and Beverages would be served.  Oh my - there was food everywhere!  There was a Pasta Bar, Stir Fry Station and a Fruit, Vegetable & Cheese station.  Tons to eat!

We had a poolside seat and here was our view!



Here's me and my husband Gene with our Lava drinks.  It was a wonderful start to our Hawaiian vacation.  Well, actually...I have a story to tell about the "real" start to our trip.  But that will have to wait till the next post.  It's a bit embarrassing - but your gonna see it anyways in the next series of sharing. 

We're off to a late dinner with my Founder Circle Friend, Kelly Acheson and her husband.  She wants lobster!

Aloha~Dawn O

ALOHA - From Hawaii Stampin' Up! Style

  All I can say is WOW!  This is my 3rd incentive trip with Stampin' Up! and they know how to travel!!

My husband and I decided to splurg a little and come a couple days early.  Our room is incredible!  It's huge!  We have an ocean view room.  Plus most days there has been whales to watch as well.   What a way to wake up each morning...very cool.

We're heading off to the beach today - so I'll just share a little peak of our room right now.  Later tonight I'll share lots more!




Our room is in this building - the Ocean Tower.  Next are the views from our room - gorgeous!!



Got lots of fun stories to share - to check back later!

Aloha~Dawn O