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March 2010

Sale A Bration is coming to an end!

The LAST DAY of Stampin' Up!'s biggest event of the year is coming to an end...Sale a Bration ends Wednesday night!!

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Did you already recieve all of the FREE sets you want? There are over 60 stamp sets you can recieve for FREE during Sale a Bration!  In addition to the wonderful sets in the SAB mini catalog, you can also get a 72 sheet pack of designer paper, or a great new scallop edge punch FREE with each $50 order!

CLICK HERE to see all my Sale A Bration samples.

BUT WAIT... THERE IS MORE!!!

Stampin' Up! is offering 15% OFF the Starter Kit when you sign up to be a DEMONSTRATOR!!  AND you also get to pick out any additional free stamp set to go in your kit!  PLUS a FREE GIFT FROM ME!

The Luv 2 Stamp Group and I would love to have you on our team! Email me with any questions you may have:  PattyStamps@comcast.net .

JOIN TODAY - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/pattybennett/join
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Luv 2 Stamp Group Swap Card Contest Winners

Wow.. I am still catching up blogging about our fun Luv 2 Stamp Group event earlier this month ... I have had soooooo much to share with you that I don't have enough days to fit it all in ! :)

We always swap stamped cards (Stampin' Up! exclusive - of course!) at our Luv 2 Stamp Group events.. and everyone leaves one at the registration desk upon check-in to go onto the Card Contest Board. During our lunch break, we each visit the board and vote for our 3 favorite cards.. I'm happy to share the 3 winners with you !

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Left:  Lisa Stout (adoptee) - 2nd place

Middle: Stella MacKay (visiting demonstrator) - 1st place

Right; Nancy Baladad - 3rd place 

1st place by Stella - all images © Stampin' Up!: (image from "Elements of Style" in the upcoming Summer Mini catalog - received free at Leadership in Phoenix).

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2nd place: Lisa Stout: all images © Stampin' Up!:

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3rd place: Nancy Baladad: all images © Stampin' Up!:

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  they were able to pick from a selection of hostess sets for their prizes:

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My Digital Studio Sunday

We enjoyed a very leisurely lunch on the patio in the lovely sunshine at our local Kinder's Deli on Friday.. these fabulous lilies were abundant in the planter on the patio ... I took photos after we ate and came right home and put them into a quick collage template in My Digital Studio... this was a 60 second scrapbook page.. whohooo!

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For the background paper I used the NEW Spring Shades Digital Download DSP.  This paper is not available in any catalog but you can use it with My Digital Studio and print out sheets at home or through the Stampin' Up! printing service. CLICK HERE to view ordering info for additional MDS Downloads including this DSP.

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Double Pocket Card

Another project we made at my March Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting was this double pocket card made from one sheet of SHADES OF SPRING DESIGNER PAPER from Stampin' Up!.  (item #117160, pg 25 in the Occasions Mini catalog).

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Isn't it cute with the addition of the scalloped edges on the 2 pockets?  YOU CAN GET THAT PUNCH FREE DURING SALE A BRATION!!!   That fun idea came from Karen Sullivan. 

CLICK HERE to download the tutorial and Thank You Karen for the idea!!



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Jason's Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Stencils

Yesterday was Jason's birthday.. and he likes the fleur-de-lis symbol, so I thought why not make him a card with our fleur-de-lis stencils!

You'll find these stencils on pg 11 of the newest Definitely Decorative catalog supplement.

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I ripped a page out of an old dictionary and stenciled right over it using sponge daubers and ink. I used Chocolate Chip and Creamy Caramel ink.

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My Heart is Happy today!

I am very blessed and have many reasons to be happy, but today I am particularly happy for 3 reasons...

1.  It's our son's 19th birthday... what a BLESSING he is in our lives.. love you Jason!  Happy Birthday!

2.  My Roses are blooming already!!

3.  I found something that I've been looking for for over 3 years!

I pray that you are blessed and happy today as well!

Reason #1 I'm happy today... celebrating Jason's birthday... this is a collage he made of himself for his Digital Art class this semester.. really cool, huh?   He wants to go to Denny's today for a free Grand Slam breakfast... so you can find us there!  :)

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Reason #2 I'm happy today...  My Roses are already blooming... someone forgot to tell them it's MARCH !

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Reason #3 I'm happy today... These belonged to my mom.. I've been looking for them ever since she passed away... and I finally found them about a week ago.... I just love the box and the fun memories of using them with her when I was a young girl.

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 Have a great day!

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MORE Simply Adorned Charm ideas!

I am soooooooo excited about my Simply Adorned Class coming up in April!  Will YOU be here? :) 

Here are more samples of the Charms I've been making... these are the medium 1-1/4"x1" charms, item #116798 on pg 28 of the Occasions Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!.

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The backgrounds were created with My Digital Studio, and the focal point was stamped on top.  SEE THIS POST for more info.


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I have lots of great background pieces already cut to size for the SImply Adorned Charms for my upcoming class... we are going to have soooo much fun !

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 All Simply Adorned chain and charm information can be viewed on page 28 of the Occasions Mini catalog.

SPECIAL OFFER FROM PATTY BENNETT:

order any Simply Adorned Chain and Charm (1-1/2"x2, 1"x1-1/4" or 1x1) and recieve 6 free background inserts from me!!  All you need to do is stamp your focal point on them!  Colors and backgrounds will vary.  Offer Expires March 31, 2010.

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My Digital Studio MEETS Simply Adorned Charms!

Hmmmmm really???  My Digital Studio and Simply Adorned Charms together???? YOU BET!!

I've been having an absolute BLAST preparing for my Simply Adorned Charm class in April !!  check it out.. here are a few finished samples:

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All of the backgrounds were printed in MDS !!!!!


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SOOO.. YOU ARE ASKING..    What does My Digital Studio have to do with this??

  WELL... I designed and printed out "backdround sheets" in MDS and then cut them to size and stamped a focal point!!!  ALL OF THOSE BACKGROUNDS ON EVERY CHARM ARE PRINTED FROM MDS! :)  I used my Epson R1900 Photo printer and Espon paper for best results.

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BELOW: Here are the background MDS sheets all cut to 1-1/2" x 2 for the large charms!

Won't this class be so fun and easy !!??

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A few more large charm samples for you:

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Below.. I used Rub Ons for "Friends Forever" and used a Window Sheet on top of the "L"... fun to mix and match different media!
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BELOW: The scalloped edge is a piece of a "Hugs" note (pg 19 in the Occasions Mini catalog).

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All Simply Adorned chain and charm information can be viewed on page 28 of the Occasions Mini catalog.

SPECIAL OFFER FROM PATTY BENNETT:

order any Simply Adorned Chain and Charm (1-1/2"x2, 1"x1-1/4" or 1x1) and recieve 6 free background inserts from me!!  All you need to do is stamp your focal point on them!  Colors and backgrounds will vary.  Offer Expires March 31, 2010.

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Chipboard Heart with Paper Flower VIDEO TUTORIAL

Heart 7 We made several projects at our March Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting ... covering an On Board Heart Book chipboard piece with the Welcome Neighbor DSP was one of the projects. 

Kim shared several projects and tips with our group for covering the ON BOARD BOOKS (pg 34 in the Occasions Mini), and I demonstrated how to make the Paper Flower using the Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch (pg 11 of the Occasions Mini Catalog).

CHECK OUT MY VIDEO below for tips on how to make the paper flower with the Extra Large Fancy Flower punch.



DOWNLOAD THE FREE TUTORIAL HERE with step by step photos of how to cover your chipboard pieces and how to make the paper flower.

SEE THIS POST for another flower sample, similar to this one.


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Sale a Bration Reminders

Just a quick reminder.. there are only about 10 days left to take advantage of Sale A Bration!

Have you noticed that there are over 60 stamp sets you can recieve for FREE during Sale a Bration!?  In addition to the wonderful sets in the SAB mini catalog, you can also get a 72 sheet pack of designer paper, or a great new scallop edge punch FREE with each $50 order!

BUT WAIT... THERE IS MORE!!!

Stampin' Up! is offering 15% OFF the Starter Kit when you sign up to be a DEMONSTRATOR!!  AND you also get to pick out any additional free stamp set to go in your kit!  PLUS a FREE GIFT FROM ME!


The Luv 2 Stamp Group and I would love to have you on our team! Email me with any questions you may have:  PattyStamps@comcast.net .

JOIN TODAY - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/pattybennett/join
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Control Freaks Blog Hop - Spring Flowers are everywhere!

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WELCOME to the MARCH 2010 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

You have probably joined me after visiting Dannie's blog, and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour  :)

Our THEME for this month is SPRING.. so sit back with a nice cup of your fave drink and enjoy my SPRING FLOWERS! :)

I taught Fabric Flower Class this week... 21 people joined me over 3 nights, and we each made 4 different fabric flowers... they are sooooooooooo fun to make.... and perfect for wearing on your jacket, top, in your hair, on your tote bag or purse...

FABRIC FLOWER INSTRUCTIONS:  

  For my "quick and easy version" video tutorial CLICK HERE.  For Christy's alternate version, CLICK HERE.  For Shelli Gardner's version CLICK HERE.

The first type of flower we made used the Flower Folds Die, the Big Shot and a hot glue gun, and can be seen in Christy's video and on Shelli's blog (see paragraph above) - each flower was made with 19 or 20 layers, and a button in the center.

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FLOWER FOLDS BIGZ XL DIE, #115970, $42.95 


The 2nd flower we made used less layers - about 12 or 13 layers each, but also used the Flower Folds die and the Big Shot and a hot glue gun, instructions can be seen HERE.


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The third flower we made was inspired by Terri, and uses the FLOWER LAYERS DIE and the big shot.  They are assembled with a hot glue gun and are made with heavy designer fabrics and a felt backing.

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Flower Layers Originals Die #113458
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 I'll post the 4th flower another time with instructions as it is a totally different type of flower.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and ENJOY THE BLOG TOUR!
 

Tourclickhere Please Visit Cindy' Major's blog by clicking on the link to the left! :)


 



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Fabric Flower VIDEO TUTORIAL

Many of you have seen these wonderful Fabric Flowers made with the Flower Folds die and the Big Shot from Stampin' Up!...

Well, I needed a flower in a real hurry one day, so I came up with a shortcut way to make these flowers... here is my VIDEO TUTORIAL using my "quick method" ... enjoy!


Check back later tonight and tomorrow for the CONTROL FREAKS MARCH BLOG TOUR and photos of lots of fabric flowers!! 

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FLOWER FOLDS BIGZ XL DIE, #115970, $42.95 

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Fabric Flower Class preparation...

Wow... 4 days of prep and countless days of FABULOUSLY FUN SHOPPING at the fabric store... this has been an interesting experience getting ready for my Fabric Flower classes this week!!

TUNE IN TOMORROW FOR A VIDEO ON FABRIC FLOWER MAKING THE "SHORT CUT WAY" :)

Some photos from one of our fabric shopping expeditions...

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 And some photos of my dining room table COVERED in flowers after cutting them with the Flower Folds Die and the Big Shot from Stampin' Up! ...

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and some of our packets for our class projects...

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I cut over 2,000 flowers for all of the projects!! 

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 Tune in tomorrow for the video !


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FLOWER FOLDS BIGZ XL DIE, #115970, $42.95 


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Milk Carton Die samples by Carol

Here are some of the cute samples Carol made and shared with us at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting in March.  For more info about the Milk Carton Die demo SEE THIS POST.

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Above: use the "bird wing" on the Extra Large Bird punch as a tulip!!


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Above, use the Eggcellent Eggs kit to decorate the die! :)


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Above.. cute idea... leave the top OPEN, standing up straight! Cute!


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Thanks for your demo, Carol !


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