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February 2010

Stampin' Up! Scallop Square Fabric Purse

I'm sooooooooooooooo excited... guess where I'm going this afternoon!!??  I'm going to my downline, Cindee's house to take a class to learn how to make those FABULOUS Scallop Square Big Shot fabric purses!!!! 

This is the fabric I picked out and some of the supplies I'm bringing.. I decided to do something different with the handle instead of just the fabric handle.. I hope it turns out great!! 

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Watch for photos from our purse class later this week!!


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$400,000 in Stampin' Up! Career Sales!

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I received this lovely pin from Stampin' Up! ... I reached my $400,000 in Career Sales Milestone a few months ago and I was excited to recieve a lovely letter and this lovely pin with 4 red stones in it! 

Thank you Stampin' Up! for always making your demonstrators feel special and recognized!  Thank you for the generous cash bonus too!!  Love You, Stampin' Up!

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Sale a Bration class sample - #4

I held a class where we used many of the Sale a Bration products to make our 4 cards... ALL of the Designer Paper used came from the FABULOUS "Welcome Neighbor" DSP pack of 72 sheets... you can GET IT FREE when you place a $50 order by March 31!!  :)


As with each card from this class, all the DSP is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pack - FREE during Sale A Bration!

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Products featured in this card:  Two Tags Big Shot die, Oval punch, SAB Whimsical Words set, Happy Moments SAB set, Certianly Celery Satin Ribbon, Boho Blossoms punch

This is a 3x6 card with a top fold, and fits in our Stampin' Up! Small Open End Envelopes, pg 168, item #107286

 Colors for this card:  Certainly Celery, Pink Passion

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This pack of 72 sheets of 6x6 DSP is just too fabulous.. do you have yours yet? 

WELCOME NEIGHBOR DSP pack, item 118401, free with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!
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Place your ORDER ONLINE today! 

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Sale a Bration class sample - #3

I held a class where we used many of the Sale a Bration products to make our 4 cards... ALL of the Designer Paper used came from the FABULOUS "Welcome Neighbor" DSP pack of 72 sheets... you can GET IT FREE when you place a $50 order by March 31!!  :)

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Inspiration for the "medallion" on this card came from Pam Findlay.

As with each card from this class, all the DSP is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pack - FREE during Sale A Bration!

This card features a "HUGS" note (#118778, pg 19 Occasions mini catalog), and the SAB sets: Vintage Labels and Whimsical Words. 

 Colors for this card:   Bermuda Bay and Chocolate Chip

More samples coming all week!

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This pack of 72 sheets of 6x6 DSP is just too fabulous.. do you have yours yet? 

WELCOME NEIGHBOR DSP pack, item 118401, free with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!
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Place your ORDER ONLINE today! 

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Sale A Bration class sample #2

I held a class where we used many of the Sale a Bration products to make our 4 cards... ALL of the Designer Paper used came from the FABULOUS "Welcome Neighbor" DSP pack of 72 sheets... you can GET IT FREE when you place a $50 order by March 31!!  :)

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As with each card from this class, all the DSP is from the Welcome Neighbor DSP pack - FREE during Sale A Bration!

I stamped the cute cake image from Happy Moments (FREE SAB SET) on a KISSES note (Occasions Mini Catalog, pg 19) - I think this is definitely one of my favorite new items.. so cute, practical and CHEAP! :)

 Colors for this card:  2009/2010 In Colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Melon Mambo

More samples coming all week!

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This pack of 72 sheets of 6x6 DSP is just too fabulous.. do you have yours yet? 

WELCOME NEIGHBOR DSP pack, item 118401, free with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!
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Place your ORDER ONLINE today! 

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Sale a Bration class sample #1

I held a class where we used many of the Sale a Bration products to make our 4 cards... ALL of the Designer Paper used came from the FABULOUS "Welcome Neighbor" DSP pack of 72 sheets... you can GET IT FREE when you place a $50 order by March 31!!  :)

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Inspiration for this card came from Jacque Craig.. thanks, Jacque!

The cute stem/leaves and heart are from the SWEETHEART SET, and the greeting and DSP are both Sale a Bration FREE ITEMS!!

Colors:  Green Galore and Melon Mambo.. what a Happy Combo ! 

More samples coming all week!

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This pack of 72 sheets of 6x6 DSP is just too fabulous.. do you have yours yet? 

WELCOME NEIGHBOR DSP pack, item 118401, free with your $50 order during Sale a Bration!
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Place your ORDER ONLINE today! 

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Winners of the Blog Candy stamp sets!

Thank you again to all my faithful readers who visit my blog so often.. I love hearing from you and love that you have been enjoying my blog.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment with your name, city and state and which stamp set you'd like to win for my 3-1/2 Million blog hit blog candy awards ...  here are the WINNERS !!!!!

WINNER OF THE SNOW BUDDIES SET:


Patty you are such an inspiration, love your blog. I would love the snow buddies set I've been longing for a snow man that I can change around. Keep on creating.
Newport RI

WINNER OF THE PATTERNED PINES SET:

Congratulations! I "stumbled" onto your blog over a year ago. What a wonderful discovery. You are so creative and talented. I love seeing your work. I also appreciate your beautiful flowers--especially your winter roses last week. I love the Pattered Pines set. I live in Bellwood, PA.
Kathleen


My Digital Studio - Sample and a Webinar!

This is one of the recent cards I made using MY DIGITAL STUDIO and the adorable new SWEET PEA DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!  I love this whole Sweet Pea line in our Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog!

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This is one of my customer Thank You's for February and March :)

Here is the inside:

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Don't you LOVE how it looks sooooooooooooooooooooo 3-D !! ??  It's too cool!

And.. some exciting news for demonstrators... if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you have the opportunity to participate in 10 fabulous FREE My Digital Studio Webinars!!! The first one was last week featuring Barb Mullikin and the next one is THIS COMING THURSDAY and guess what... I get to present this webinar for Stampin' Up!  I am sooooooooooo excited!!!   I hope you have signed up for it and can join me on Thursday!!  Remember, you must be a demonstrator to participate in these FREE weekly webinars.

If you have been thinking about becoming a demonstrator, I'd LOVE to have you join my Luv 2 Stamp group.. let's chat! :)

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Control Freak February Blog Tour! Occasions Mini samples

Dinnblogtour It's that time again!!  Thank you for joining us on our February Blog Tour !! whoohoo!!  You probably arrived here from DANNIE'S BLOG, if not, please be sure to visit her! 

This month our focus is on products in the OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG - enjoy the ideas on the tour and please leave us comments if you have a moment to do so.


Paper Flower Card by Patty Bennett:
Paper flower card

Above:  I've seen people punching shapes from old books or magazines.  I was going to do that and decided to use the fabulous A to Z single stamp on pg 42 of the Occasions Mini catalog - I stamped plain printer/xerox paper with the stamp in Basic Gray ink, then punched it out with our OH SO COOL Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (4 times) then sponged each flower with some Creamy Caramel ink, sponged the edges in red, and poked a hole thru all the layers with the paper piercing tool, and added a new fabulous Red Epoxy brad!  Additional Occasions Mini products also featured in this card: leaves from the Sweet Pea felt pack, Red Satin Ribbon (embossed with the finial press folder and the Big Shot), Dot Dot Dot single stamp (pg 42), Fine Flourish single stamp (pg 42).  WOW.. how many NEW products was that!?


HEART HUGS THANK YOU CARDS by Patty Bennett:

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I needed several Thank You cards to send to customers in February, so I made up these adorable, quick and cute "Hugs" thank you notes.... these feature the new "HUGS" notes (item 118778, pg 19 Occasions Mini catalog) decorated with hearts from the Full Heart Punch (regular catalog, pg 187) and the new "Heart of Hearts" Embosslit die (item 117332, pg 15 in the mini catalog).  These 2 hearts layer perfectly together!

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Embellishments include Epoxy Brads (pg 13 mini catalog), heart punchouts (from the Boho Blossoms punch, pg 187 in the catalog) and the fabulous new set called "With all my Heart", (item 118134, pg 12 in the mini catalog).  Each note is tucked into it's coordinating Glassine Rectangle Envelope (item 117227, pg 19 mini catalog).


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Please enjoy the rest of the tour!

Thank you for visiting!! Please be sure to visit our next stop on the tour, CINDY MAJOR, by clicking the link below, so you can continue on the tour! :)

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Wow! 3-1/2 MILLION Blog Hits & Blog Candy!

ScreenHunter_02 Feb. 18 22.13 Wow wow wow... last night my blog hit 3-1/2 MILLION hits !!  THANK YOU to everyone who stops by my blog each day!! I appreciate your visits, comments, orders and most of all the friendships we've developed!!!

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To enter to win one of the blog candy stamp sets shown above, simply leave a COMMENT on my blog post (emails will not count) and tell me which set you'd like to win...  Left: Snow Buddies, or Right: Patterned Pines

I'll randomly pick a winner for each set on Sunday evening and post the results next week!

Winners must reside in the U.S. / 1 entry per person / please include your email address and city/state so I can contact the winners.


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Pretty Vintage Paper Flowers

I've been cleaning out, organizing, etc., and had a thought when I came across 2 boxes full of vintage cards, books, etc. ...  BUT DON'T PANIC .. I didn't actually PUNCH the vintage items... see below for my solution :)

I made these beautiful paper flowers!!

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SUPPLIES shown below: Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, item 118073, pg 10), Pink Corduroy Buttons (Mini catalog, item 117681, pg 13), sponge daubers and ink, paper piercer and mat

Step 1: punch out 5 layers - either from old books and cards, or from reproductions (see below). Crumple each layer in your hand, flatten, then sponge ink around edges (I used Rose Red).

Paper flower pieces 

 Step 2: pile up the 5 layers on the paper piercing mat and poke a hole thru all the layers with the paper piercing tool (add punched out circles if desired):
Paper flower layers 

Step 3: place a button thru the center hole to secure all layers:

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Step 4:  start with the layer closest to the button, scrunch it up between your fingers

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Step 5: repeat with all layers until your flower looks like this (I know.. pretty sad lookin'):

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Step  6: open up all layers.. flattening them a bit, but leaving it somewhat 3-D

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Aren't they pretty!!??  I just loved them! Next project is to add them to a card or other project... but.. that's next on the list.

OK>> SO >> my solution to NOT actually punch out vintage cards and books.... I xeroxed pages from old books and xeroxed old cards and punched out those! :)

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Do you have the new fabulous Fancy Flower Punch?? If not.. you need it ! :)

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Only 12 Days left to get your OWN Sweet Pea bag & Tag kit!

If you are thinking about becoming a demonstrator and a part of my LUV  2 STAMP GROUP, you have 12 days left to sign up and receive your FREE SWEET PEA tote bag and tag kit from me!

The Starter Kits are also 15% OFF and you ALSO get any free stamp set from Stampin' Up!... so LOTS of GREAT reasons to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator NOW!

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Please contact me at PattyStamps@comcast.net if you would like to chat about being a demonstrator in my Luv 2 Stamp Group !!  I would love to have you join me as I get ready to celebrate my 15th anniversary with Stampin' Up! in a couple of months!! 

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More Stampin' Up! Displays from Stamp A Rama - Feb. 2010

Enjoy these fun ideas that were on display at our event earlier this month... I just love it when my gals bring fun things to share!

Cute purse by Cindee:

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Candy pouch by Cindee:

Cindee candy pouch 

Candy pouches by Cindee - made with the Box #2 die:

Cindee box 2 pouch

Lovely chipboard heart by Cindee:

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Fabulous butterfly Simply Adorned insert by Kim:

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Need to order any of these supplies?  I'd be happy to help!

 
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Stampin' Up! Displays at our Stamp A Rama event - Feb. 2010

Sar display We had a great table full of display items at our Stamp a Rama event last weekend.. here are some close up photos of a few of the items.   Enjoy !






Fabric Flowers on my apron!  They are cut out using the Flower Folds Die and I used our Corduroy Buttons in the center (I died the Chocolate Chip ones using our Basic Black ink).
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Want to make these?  Come to my class on March 16 or 17!

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Chipboard bird wtih flowers by Cindee:

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Cindee birdhouse

Paper Flowers by Patty - want to learn to make these?  My demonstrators will be making these at our meeting on March 6th!
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Have questions or need to place an order?  Please contact me at PattyStamps@comcast.net

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