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September 2009

Oval Frame - Petal's a Plenty embossing folder

I have seen several stampers cutting their Stampin' Up! embossing folders to create other patterns and designs.. so I thought WHY NOT CUT OUT THE OVAL shape so I don't have to use the wood frame (see THIS POST).


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I used my Stampin' Up! Hobby Blade to cut the oval.

Oval petals folder

How great that the folders are so affordable that I can create several different shapes if I want to!  :) You can use the Oval Scallop die as a cutting guide.

Hobby blade

  Hobby Blade, pg 191, item 102449, $4.50





Petals a plenty folder

Petals a Plenty Impressions Folder,

Holiday Mini catalog pg 21,

item 116824, $7.95



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Patty's My Digital Studio SAMPLER Album

I had a BLAST working on a SAMPLER album to show my customers and downline just SOME of the fun things available in MY DIGITAL STUDIO.

Yesterday I made an 8x8 album which I submitted to the Stampin' Up! printer last night to be printed! :)

KEEP IN MIND>>> this is meant to be viewed as a 2 page spread because it's a BOOK... and the slideshow only shows 1 page at a time, so some of the "before and after" effect might be lost here.. but it gives you somewhat of an idea of some of the wonderful things MDS can do!  

Please enjoy the ideas, and check out my ORDERING SPECIAL HERE - you can order your own copy on OCTOBER 1ST !!!! :) 

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My Digital Studio Sampler Book - Order your copy of My Digital Studio on Oct.1!

I'm having sooooooooo much fun working on a sampler book showcasing some of the wonderful things you can do with MY DIGITIAL STUDIO!! 

Here are 2 of the pages from my SAMPLER album - this book will be available for my customers to view when they come to my My Digital Studio class or when they book a workshop with me:

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There are soooooooo many more images and fun embellishments in the "Designer Kits"... I could spend days just looking at all the options!! :)

Would you like to get My Digital Studio at 1/2 PRICE?? Host a workshop with sales of at least $400 and receive MDS for 1/2 PRICE!!!  valid Oct. 1 - Nov. 30, 2009

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Did you know that MY DIGITAL STUDIO will be available for sale on THURSDAY, Oct. 1st!?


Whoohoooo!  You are going to LOVE this program!!  I have been making cards, scrapbooks, calendars and flyers with this amazing program!!



Be among the first 5 people to order My Digital Studio from me and receive your choice of any single stamp from page 208 in the catalog!!  Not valid with any other offer.

Order on line HERE and it will be shipped directly to your home!

order code 118018 - valid starting 10/1/09

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Stamp A Rama and Weekend Special!

Today is one of my favorite events .... Stamp A Rama with my direct recruits and Power Team.   We each bring a project for everyone else to make.. we make a finished sample and pack our supplies in a "shoebox" and have a great day chatting, eating, stamping, chatting, oh, and laughing! :)

Here is my project for today:


Colors:  Really Rust, Bermuda Bay, Black, White

Stamp Sets: Grateful Greetings (pg 8 mini catalog), Serene Snowflakes (pg 26 mini catalog)

Accessories: Night & Day DSP (pg 11 mini catalog), Ornament punch (pg 25 mini catalog), Square Fire Rhinestone brads (pg 179 catalog), Black Gingham ribbon (pg 183 catalog)

I based it on a swap card I got from Susy Miller at Founder's Circle last week.  I also had fun experimenting with sponging on the Night & Day specialty paper (holiday mini, pg 11) - I got that idea from my fabulous friend Jan.  Whoohooo... what a collaborative effort this was! :)

I'll show you all the other projects next week.  Have a great weekend!


  Place an on line order of $50 or more (HERE) and receive a 6x6 size sampler pack of all of the designs in the NIGHT AND DAY DSP package!!!  You will LOVE this paper! offer expires at midnight, 9/27/09.

Night day dsp

REMINDER: TODAY is the LAST DAY to order my Ribbon of Hope Kit!

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World Card Making Day - Oct. 3, 2009

Who is joining me for my WORLD CARD MAKING DAY OPEN HOUSE on Oct. 3?

I am really excited to share this day with you and I know you will love the fun projects we are making!! Here is one of the cards you will make in this class:

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SATURDAY, October 3, 2009


Make 4 special cards with envelopes using some of the new stamps, paper and accessories! Want to make 2 of each card for a total of 8 cards?  Your fee is $23.00.

DROP IN ANYTIME BETWEEN 11:00am and 3:00pm  

cost: $15.00 4 cards/$23.00 8 cards

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Christmas Build A Bear

Here is a quick and cute idea for a Christmas card using Build A Bear.. Build a Bear supplies are found on pages 36 and 37 of the Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!  The background paper is from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP pack, pg 21 in the Mini Catalog.

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Quick reminder..... SATURDAY is the LAST DAY to order a Ribbon of Hope kit... check it out at the link below......

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Founder's Circle Trip - 2009 - GIFTS !!

Stampin' Up! REALLY spoils us with so many wonderful treats at the Founder's Circle retreat... I thought you might light to see a few of our goodies ...

Before the trip, we got this nice "Thoroughly Modern" Gusseted Envelope (catalog pg 169) with our plane tickets and these CUTE CUTE luggage tags:

Luggage tags

Then when we arrived at the hotel, we had a "get to know you game" and we had to collect colored paper butterflies from fellow demonstrators.. when we had all 5 that we needed, we got this cool stamp set that will be in the upcoming mini catalog in January!  Here is my butterfly net with my paper butterflies and my free set!

Garden set

Then that evening when we returned to our rooms from our FABulous dinner, we had these gifts on our pillow - they were for our Make & Take projects!!

Set gift

MT supplies

The 2nd night we received "The Secret Garden" autographed by Shelli on our pillow!!


Inside book

Then, on night #3 we got these adorable Garden Boots... sooooooooooooooo fun!!!  I came home and cut flowers from my garden, put a vase inside the boot and filled them!! :)

Boots flowers copy

On the 3rd night, we had our business share, swap and yummy desserts... and the staff gave us this fabulous notepad and pen to take notes during the event:


On the last night, we had our final dinner and were given a cute little box with live butterflies inside.. we opened the box and let them go:






And that evening when we returned to our room, we had this beautiful butterfly charm on our pillow;

Gift butterfly

So these were all the extra goodies I had to take home... we also got the HO HO HO glitter chipboard and red polkadot ribbon when we were on the bus to Kanab!!!


Did you notice the GARDEN / BLOOM theme!?  Perfect for me, huh? :)

Thanks for joining me today! Have a great one!

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Founder's Circle Trip 2009 - fabulous room and fantastic food!

It was hard to say goodbye to my wonderful room at the Marriott... so luxurious to have this huge room all to myself!!!  ;) THANK YOU Stampin' Up! for a wonderful week at the Founder's Circle trip!

Room 1

Room 2

Room 3

And how fun to have this custom Decor Element sticker on my door!!!!  yes, I took it home.. need to find a fabulous place for it!

Gift door sticker

I felt like all we did was EAT.... and snack... and then eat again.. :)  How about some pix of the wonderful food they fed us last week?

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Dessert cups

Pizza lunch


Fruit cups

Fruit drinks

and on our final night we had the yummiest dinners...

Chicken dinner

Pork dinner

the best pear salad...

Pear salad

and not one, not 2 but 3 items for dessert!!

Final night dessert

and so... as if all that isn't enough... they made sure we took some snacks home with us...  you know... just in case we were hungry... LOL

Purse snacks

More sharing from Founder's Circle tomorrow... until then, have a great day!

Ribbon of Hope kit - offer ends 9/26!!

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Brayered "Bride" Specialty Paper

I will be back tomorrow with more photos from Founder's Circle this year, but I wanted to show you something I shared with my friends at founder's.... this is a total WOW Technique!!!... grab a brayer, any color classic ink pad and the BRIDE specialty paper (pg 158), ink your brayer and just brayer over tthe Bride paper!! 

Bride brayer card supplies

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The shiny part of the paper RESISTS the ink and you get COLORED "Bride" specialty paper!!  It's totally GORGEOUS in person!! 

Bride brayer 1

Bride brayer cards

I learned this great tip from Gretchen Barron.. she is a fabulous stamper!!

See ya tomorrow..

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Ribbon Of Hope Kit.. offer expires 9/26/09!

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Founder's Circle Trip 2009 - Final Dinner

WOW... what a memorable night... fabulous fellowship and food and AMAZING scenery in St. George, Utah tonight!!!!  I will miss all my dear friends until we meet again!!

Dinner group table

Check out this AMAZZZZZZING sunset!!!!!!

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Sunset 2

I took about 40 pix of the sunset and storm that was on the horizon!

Sunset 3

Sunset 4

Sunset 5

We had a lovely dinner in a covered outdoor patio on a golf course.

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I will be posting more pix of all our fun times, swaps, gifts, etc., when I get home.. until then, have a lovely weekend....

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Founder's Circle Trip 2009 - Day 3

Oh what a FUN Day we had today.. what a FULL day... today the Founder's Circle participants took a 2 hour bus ride to Kanab, Utah to see the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility!!


We had the BEST time on the bus - especially when the SNACK BASKET came up and down the aisle !! :)



I was thinking about applying for the receptionist position at Stampin' Up!... but thought my hubby and son might miss me....


Here is part of our group getting ready to chat with some of the staff in Kanab:


In Shelli's apartment upstairs at the Kanab facility we took some photos:


I was delighted to have my photo taken with Shelli's mom Pat.. she is SUCH a lovely lady!


and how fun to take a photo with Shelli in her apartment... we all love her!


After our tour of the manufacturing plant and seeing how they make all our stamps from beginning to end (which we cannot photograph), then we got to go the park in Kanab for lunch - such a gorgeous lunch in a darling pail, hello... complete with CREME BRULE for dessert!! :)





I just love all the scrap rubber that Stampin' Up! donates to the play space at this park!



My friend Dawn and I:

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My friend Angela and I:



I have sooooooooooooooooo many more photos to share... our FUN PJ party and swap ... but I'll save those for another post :)

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Founder's Circle Trip 2009 - Day 2

It's been so fun to catch up with friends and chat and eat and laugh and do Make & Takes and of course play on My Digital Studio! ... the Founder's Circle trip is truly wonderful!  Here are some photos from Thursday:

The gathering place where we can hang out ..


Of course there is lots of candy snacks everywhere...




Here is one of the cute Make & Takes we made today using the Flower Folds die and Bitty Box and Envelope die:





We got to take a My Digital Studio certification class.. it was wonderful, thanks to Bonnie and Corie for teaching us some great tips!



Enough for today.. stay tuned for more tomorrow! :)

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