Stampin' Up! News

Stampin' Up! Systems Back Up!

ETA 1:30pm:  Quick update...

Stampin' Up! has made the fixes and we're back up and running...Yay!

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Stampin' Up! Systems Update:

I know it's a BIG day for Stampin' Up! with the launch of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Promotion.  If you've been trying to access my online store to be the first to shop, you'll have found that it is currently down.  

Here's a message from Kim Fifita, Corporate Communications Manager at Stampin’ Up!:

“We’ve got a bit of a situation going on right now: *All* of our systems are currently down, including ordering, shipping, and the website–and leaving us with no way to contact you! I know it must be so frustrating for you–this is a big day! We have all of our best people furiously working on the problem, but in the meantime, please help us spread the word.... We will post updates as soon as we have more information.”

In addition, this technical problem may delay my Product Share delivery timetable.  I will keep you posted when I know more.

Thanks for your patience~Dawn O 


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!


  • 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 your homework and align with the best!  I feel so fortunate that we have 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


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


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)


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


Thank you for Shopping with Dawn


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'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:  (I will still have 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 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


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.


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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NEW: Stampin' Up! Project Life Partnership - coming May 1st

Exciting announcement from Stampin' Up!

WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Project Life


We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in:

  • it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards.
  • It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life.
  • In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Project Life Product Availability

  • You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1!
  • And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Can’t wait that long? Stampin’ Up! demonstrators will be able to order the limited selection starting April 21. 

  • if you’re a demonstrator make sure to check the demonstrator website that day;
  • if you’re not a demonstrator,
    • sign up today and you can order the products early too!  
    • Or sign up here on April 21st and select the new Project Life products for your Starter Kit!

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1 (or demonstrators can pre-order on April 21st):

#dostamping #staminup #BeckyHiggins #Project Life #scrapbooking #dostamping #staminup #BeckyHiggins #Project Life #scrapbooking

 Woohoo - now that's exciting news!

Enjoy~Dawn O


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3 Ways to Celebrate with Stampin' Up!

Today I'm excited to share 3 ways to celebrate with Stampin' Up!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #dostamperstars

1.  DOstamperSTARS!  

Friday night, I met with my local DOstamperSTARS at my new place (they are some of my Stampin' Up! downline who live in the Twin Cities).  It was so exciting to share my new big and bright space with them.  Now I don't have to set up and tear down tables or move in extra lighting.  It makes me happy and from the smiles on their faces - I think they were happy too!  What a great way to celebrate the kick-off of my new space, with special friends like these!

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #dostamperstars #celebration

2. Stampin' Up! Celebration Products

Make your celebrations easy, with Stampin' Up!'s new Celebration products.  You may have overlooked the "Celebration" collection of products displayed on pg 12 (individual items on pg 30) in the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  My first glance at the product was just that...a first glance.  I didn't really give it a second look.  But with a closer look, I discovered they are awesome products!  The banner above was super quick and easy to assemble.  The colorful garland came from the Celebration Add-on Kit (Bermuda Bay).  It was a fun way to greet the STARS as they entered the room.  I'm lovin' it so much, I may not take it down.

Celebration products:

Bundle Option - SAVE 15%...get the Celebration Basics Kit and Simply Stamp Set in a Bundle 

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #dostamperstars #simplycelebrate

Great for making name tags!


#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #dostamperstars #2014catalogpremiere 

3. New Stampin' Up! Catalog Sneak Peek Event (Demonstrators Only)

Introducing an all-new event brought to you by Stampin' Up!: the 2014 Catalog Premiere!Be the first to see the 2014-2015 annual catalog . . . just as if you were at a star-studded Hollywood movie premiere! You'll get a sneak peak at upcoming new releases AND--what would a premiere party be without a bit of SWAG (sealed with a gift)? No one will go home from this party empty-handed!

  • Date:  April 28th
  • Times: 5pm (mountain time)
  • Where:  See below (I'm gonna try to register for the Eagan, MN location)
  • Cost: $40
  • Registration Date:  Monday, 24th, 10am (mountain time) - only demonstrators can register

Not a demonstrator? Want to come to this MAGICALLY FUN event?

You can come, when you join Stampin' Up!

If you've been on the fence and this has just pushed you over...join today by selecting $125 in Stampin' Up! product, but only pay $99!  BUT wait...because it's still Sale-a-Bration, you can select an extra $25 in product for a total of $150 in product choices.

#dostamping #stampinup #sab #saleabration

 Join Stampin' Up! Today!  

Here’s a list of all of the cities:

  • Mesa, AZ
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Boise, ID
  • Calgary, AB
  • Denver, CO
  • Edmonton, AB
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Austin, TX
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Chicago, IL (Deer Park)
  • Dallas, TX (Plano)
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Houston, TX (Webster)
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Milwaukee, WI (Kenosha)
  • Minneapolis, MN (Eagan) - I'm hoping to register for this one - it will fill up fast!
  • Toronto, ON (Mississauga)
  • San Antonio, TX
  • St. Louis, MO (Hazelwood)
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Albany, NY
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Ann Arbor, MI (Walled Lake)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD (Hanover)
  • Boston, MA (Marlborough)
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Hartford, CT (Branford)
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Lexington, KY
  • Orlando, FL
  • Pittsburg, PA (Tarentum)
  • Portland, OR (Happy Valley)
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Syracuse, NY


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03/18/14: Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and News

It's Tuesday!  Which means is time for Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and more!  Here you go...

#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #weeklydeals #digitaldownloads

To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure add this Week's Deals to your shopping bag - ends Monday.


#dostamping #stampinup #dawnolchefske #weeklydeals #digitaldownloads


#dostamping #stampinup #paperpumpkin #freemarkers

Free Markers with new Paper Pumpkin Subscription

  • Hurry, ends March 31st
  • New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at 
  • Receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

NOTE:  I moved!  I'm now in Plymouth, MN 55442 (use for searching for me, Dawn Olchefske in demonstrator locator)

Become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber today!


Stampin' Up! Cardmaking Kits

new stampin up everyday occasions cardmaking kit, dostamping, dawn olchefske

#HipHipHooray #CardKit #dostamping #stampinup


Sale-a-Bration SAB Stampinup dostamping

  • Sale-a-Bration Brochure VIEW or
  • PRINT easy-to-read single page PDF
  • Free product with $50 order, two free with $100, three free with $150 and so on...
  • Ends March 31st

#dostamping #stampinup #sab #saleabration

 Join my DOstamperSTARS community today!  


Stampin' Up! Product Availability Update

Here's a list of products that are on backorder and their estimated availability date:

  • 133324: Scalloped Tag Topper Punch-March 31
  • 133322: Petite Petals Punch-April 4
  • 133325: Fringe Scissors-Availability-not yet determined



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Stampin' Up! is More Than Just Stamps: They make a Difference!!

Stampin' Up! Making a Difference

Just want to take a break during the holidays to share a couple reasons why Stampin' Up! is such an amazing company to be associated with...they really do Make a Difference!!

1.  Stampin' Up! donated over $650,000 worth of product to Toys For Tots.  Check out Sara Douglas (Shelli Gardner's daughter) on the TODAY Show from December 3. You can watch it here.

2.  Stampin' Up! is more than just stamps.  This video will touch your heart.  Please take a couple minutes to watch and see how Stampin' Up! has made a difference in these students lives!

WATCH VIDEO: Stampin' Up! Making a Difference in Special Education Students Lives


Whether you're a demonstrator or customer, YOU help Stampin' Up! Make a Difference!

Thank you~Dawn O


10/31 Thank You Thursday: Chevron Ribbon 25% off

Update from Stampin' Up!:

Our newest photopolymer stamp set, Endless Wishes (133455), has sold out faster than anticipated. Until we receive our next shipment, we will need to turn off the item number instead of potentially creating a long list of backorders. We'll let you know as soon as the stamp set is available again.

Note from Dawn O:

From the moment I saw the Endless Wishes stamp set, I knew it would be a popular set.  I recommend watching my blog for updates on when it will be available again.  Then be sure to add it to your shopping bag right away.


For Stampin' Up!'s final Thank You Thursday 25% off deal...

it's 3/4" Chevron Ribbon!

Stampin' Up!, Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Thank You Thursday, 25% off Chevron Ribbon
Five select colors of the 3/4" Chevron Ribbon are on sale today-only! 

Regular Price: $8.95
25% off Price: $6.71 

Stop up on your favorite color today!  My favorite is the Basic Black.


10/29 Weekly Deals - ends Monday

Don't forget about the Weekly Deals - get them while supplies last  

Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals Stampin' Up!, Dawn Olchefske, DOstamping, Weekly Deals for 10/29

Need inspiration?  Check out these samples:

Shop Weekly Deals 


Stampin' Up! Offers ending today, October 31st

Party-More-Bstampin up October special, party more, get more, extra $25

Get $25 extra hostess dollars when you have a $250 party this month! That means it’s easier than ever to earn even more free products.

  • $250 party/order = $40 +25 = $65
  • $300 party/order = $50 +25 = $75
  • $400 party/order = $65 +25 = $90 +half-priced item
  • and so on…

YES...does include online orders of $250 or more!!  Today's the last day!



In the 2013-2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, you'll find the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, pg 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack.

Many of you have asked if you could purchase them individually.  Well Stampin' Up! listened and for a limited time, June 26 until October 31, you can buy any of these new colors individually - woohoo! 

Check out the details here.

Today's the last day!


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