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May 2010

$99 Starter Kit Special and RETIRING LIST info!

CLICK HERE to download your Retiring Stamp Set list and SEE BELOW for MORE RETIRING LIST INFO.

$99 Mini Starter Kit Special

I have some GREAT NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU !!!! 

 If you have ever thought about being a demonstrator and joining my Luv 2 Stamp Group, NOW IS A GREAT TIME!!!   You can become a demonstrator for only $99 with our Mini Starter Kit. This limited-time kit contains over $180 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies. None of the products in the Mini Starter Kit are retiring this year; plus, new recruits will get a box of 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalogs in July!

Please email me for all the details and I'll be happy to chat with you about all the perks of being a demonstrator!!  PattyStamps@comcast.net  or click here for >>MORE INFO<<

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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RETIRING STAMPS - RETIRING ACCESSORIES - RETIRING DEFINITELY DECORATIVE ITEMS

June 1st marks the day to view the lists of STAMP SETS, the ACCESSORIES, and the DEFINITELY DECORATIVE ITEMS THAT ARE RETIRING.

RETIRING ACCESSORIES items are LIMITED IN QUANTITY and ITEMS WILL SELL OUT QUICKLY... if you visit my webiste and click Shop Now, then Last Chance / Accessories you can see the the accssories that are still available.  DON'T WAIT... PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR RETIRING ACCESSORIES SOOOOOON!!! 

CLICK HERE to download your Retiring Stamp Set list and SEE BELOW for MORE RETIRING LIST INFO.

 

You can view the RETIRING ITEMS THAT ARE 25% OFF HERE.

You can view the RETIRING ITEMS THAT ARE 50% OFF HERE.

You can VIEW THE RETIRING STAMP SETS HERE.

You can VIEW THE RETIRING ACCESSORIES HERE.

You can VIEW THE RETIRING HOME DECOR ITEMS HERE.

You can VIEW THE RETIRING SIZZIX ITEMS HERE.

You can VIEW THE RETIRING PUNCHES HERE.

You can VIEW THE RETIRING RIBBON HERE.

You can VIEW THE RETIRING WHEELS HERE.

CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW AND PLACE YOUR ORDER ONLINE WITH PATTY BENNETT.

Do you have your JUNE CUSTOMER COUPON from me?

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting Presentations - pt 2

You can view part 1 of our meeting presentations HERE.

{{SPECIAL NOTE:  Hundreds of products from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog and Definitely Decorative brochures are retiring. Check back here June 1, for a complete list of Last Chance stamp sets, Stampin' Around wheels, Definitely Decorative elements, and accessories.}}

We enjoyed 7 presentations and projects focusing on the SUMMER MINI CATALOG at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting in May .. .here are more highlights for you...

Kim W. did a presentation using the Watercolor Trio set:

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the 3x3 card was our M&T that she designed:

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here is Sue T. talking about Bitty Buttons and the coordinating Itty Bitty Punches:

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This was our M&T she designed:

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Here is Sue showing us her AMAZINGLY AWESOME GORGEOUS Wedding album made with My Digital Studio... it was a STUNNING BOOK !!!!

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 Watch for more samples coming soon!

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WINNERS of the Fabulous 50 Friday Giveaways!

DSC03913 All last week I ran a promotion ...  for each $50 in Stampin' Up! orders, your name was entered into a drawing to win one of 5 FABULOUS Prizes, in honor of my 50th birthday!

HERE ARE THE WINNERS:

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  • 50 sheets of cardstock  - Julie!
  • 50 yards of ribbon - Esther!
  • 50 buttons - Beth !
  • 50 brads - Chris !
  • a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree!! - Beth!

 

The Cardstock, ribbon, buttons and brads will be mailed this coming week, and Beth, please let me know your choice of $50 in product from the Stampin' Up! catalog and I'll get your order placed for you !

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS and THANK YOU to my customers who placed orders!!

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Builder Wheels and Customer Mailing

I am acutally sending out a customer mailing in the US MAIL .... wow!!  I usually communicate with my customers via my blog, email, phone and at workshops and classes... but I bit the bullet and bought 300 stamps and have been working on a mass mailing!! 

Isn't this the cutest!? I made return address labels to match my wheeled envelopes!!

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Builder wheel mailer supplies

Have you tried our new BUILDER WHEELS  yet!?  They are tooo much fun !  You will find the designs and supplies on pages 8 and 9 of the Summer Mini catalog.

The empty 3 cell cartridge allows you to ink the 3 cells with any colors you wish!

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I picked Tangerine Tango (a returning retired In Color), Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry for this cartridge.

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Here is what the wheel parts and spindle look like before you put it together and place it in the Jumbo Wheel handle:

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We currently offer 6 Builder wheel designs and I'm sure there will be more in the new July 2010 catalog!  (I hope I hope!!)

If you are one of my current customers and have not received this mailing by June 5th, please email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net to request that I send you this packet with flyers and my June Customer Coupon. 

WINNERS OF THE FABULOUS 50 CELEBRATION GIVE AWAY WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!!!


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Birthday Cards, Thank You !!

Wow.. as of the day before my birthday (when I'm typing this), all of these cards have already arrived in the mail !!!!

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I have not opened them yet... but I did open that one.. it arrived WAY early and i didn't even know it would be a bday card.. thank you Edie for that gorgeous card!

Thank you to EVERYONE for your wishes on my blog, on facebook and in the mail and in person!!  I am blessed beyond words and appreciate you all !!!!

I'm celebrating all weekend with family and friends... so good to be surrounded by those you love and by those who love you back :)  And so fun to always have a holiday weekend to celebrate!!

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TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to enter an order for my FABULOUS 50 FRIDAY giveaways!!!

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting presentations - pt 1

We enjoyed 7 presentations at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last weekend... I'll be sharing some of the highlights over the  next few days... here is part 1...

Kendall led us in a group Make & Take.. we made this adorable flip album:

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My downline received the instructions.. this is a perk for being a part of my group.

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The project below on the right is also one of these cute albums...

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Here is how it looks when open:

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Our 2nd presentation was by Vinnie.. she showed us tips for using the BUILDER WHEELS (you can find these on pg 8 and 9 of the Summer Mini catalog... don't have a catalog? Let me know!)  and we made a cute Fancy Favor Box die project with the Big Shot and the Builder Wheels... 
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This project featured the 3 cell jumbo ink cartridged inked in Real Red, So Saffron and Pacific Point!  Fun to start using returning In Colors! (I broke out my stash of retired In Colors for a couple of the projects).

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 Stay tuned for part 2 of our meeting projects and presentations tomorrow :)

2 days left to enter the FABULOUS 50 FRIDAY CONTEST!




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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting - displays

I just wanted to post a few quick photos from our Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting last Saturday.. we had a great time with 7 presentations and 7 make & take projects, swapping, displays, dessert, lunch, and they even threw me a surprise birthday party complete with a cake!  Gotta love my gals!

We are so blessed to have Karolee bring her projector so that we can have our presentations projected on the big screen!!

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In THIS POST I mentioned celebrating the 10 year Stampin' Up! anniversary with Joy and Saundra.. here I am with them and the packets of "10 of my favorite things" I gave them.

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SWAP CARD CONTEST WINNERS:

Here is Sharon in the center with her 1st place swap card, Judy on the right with her 3rd place winning entry and i'm standing in for Elyse with her 2nd place winning entry.  Each gal got a pack of Presto Patterns DSP from me!

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My husband and son came to join us for lunch... here they are with me and the "50" cake the gals brought to celebrate my birthday:

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and here are some great items that were on display at our meeting:

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I will have several more posts over the coming week with photos of the presentations and displays.  Stay tuned!

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Summertime Splendor My Digital Studio Video Tutorial

I have been making dozens of lovely cards using MY DIGITAL STUDIO and the new Summertime Splendor DSP download... what GORGEOUS PAPER!! oh my gosh!! 

This download is available ONLINE on my website and the item code is: 121067.  View ALL THE AVAILABLE DOWLOADS here.

SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM to view the VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Here are some of the cards I've been making:

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I printed these on my Epson R1900 printer with Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock and they did well.  I have also had hundreds of cards printed through the Stampin' Up! printing service.  Either way works great.

And here is a video tutorial to help you with resizing the 12x12 Summertime Splendor DSP to use on your cardfronts in MY DIGITAL STUDIO:



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Pretties Flower with Covered Brad - FREE Tutorial

As promised in THIS POST I am happy to share my tutorial for making COVERED BRADS.  This is one of the projects we made at my May Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting

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To download the FREE TUTORIAL, please CLICK HERE.
 

The center of this Pretties Kit flower features a die cut flower (from the Birds & Blooms die) and the Presto Patterns Paper colored with Tangerine Tango ink. All details are in the tutorial.

Thanks to Tracy Perrault for the flower idea and to Sandy Hancock for the covered brad instructions!

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Fabulous Fifty Friday Celebration!!

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 I'm celebrating my 50th birthday this Friday, and I am giving away LOTS OF FREE STUFF !!

All orders of $50 or more this week will be entered into my drawing to win one of the following FABULOUS prizes!

  • 50 sheets of cardstock
  • 50 yards of ribbon
  • 50 buttons
  • 50 brads
  • a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree!!

All customer orders of $50 or more placed ONLINE between now and Midnight 5/28/10 will be entered into a drawing for those 5 fabulous prizes!  I will randomly pick 5 winners to receive the above 5 prizes!!

When I receive your online order confirmation, I will put your name in the drawing!  (only U.S. residents may place orders on my website).   A ticket with your name on it will go in the hat for EACH $50 ordered!  And don't forget the CLEARANCE RACK.. lots of great stuff there!

Remember, when you order $150 or more, you also get the HOSTESS BENEFITS!!


Drawing will be done on Sat. May 29, and I will notify the 5 winners via email.


Obviously I have been out of touch with the new look of cake decorating... check out these fun cakes I found on the internet!!

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Congrats to Joy, Saundra and Pam!

Today I have one of my Luv 2 Stamp Group meetings with my wonderful downline.  One of the things we are going to celebrate is the10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Joy, Saundra and Pam!!  All 3 of those demonstrators have been in my group for 10 years !!!!  Last year we celebrated Christine's 10 year anniversary.. I am sooooo very blessed to have such amazing demonstrators in my group!! :)

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When a member of my downline reaches 10 years, I give them a package of 10 of my favorite SU! goodies as my gift to them! ABOVE are the 3 packages for my gals!  Joy and Saundra will get their goodie pack today, and I have mailed Pam's to her.

We look forward to celebrating with you, Joy and Saundra !!! 

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Watch my blog this week for the projects, swaps, and FUN TIMES! :)





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Technique Class - Shimmer Paint Direct to Rubber

As an ongoing series of classes, we make 6x6 pages each featuring a different technique in my classes... last weekend I taught a class with 4 techniques and here is one of them.

Shimmer Paint Direct to Rubber and Direct to Presto Pattern Paper

I know people say this a lot.. but in this case it's totally true... THIS LOOKS SO MUCH BETTER IN PERSON... the flowers are sooooooooooooooooo shimmery... trust me.. you must try this :)

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For Archived Techniques 2004 to 2006, click here.


Blog Tour - Summer Mini Catalog products

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

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

This month we are featuring products from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog.  Please enjoy the samples and the tour !! 

Elements 1

My first card features the awesome stamp set called Elements of Style (pg 12).  The same stamp was used for both the background and the focal area.  I also TEXTURIZED the background with the new Lattice Die embossing folder (pg 24), then sponged some Sahara Sand and Night of Navy ink on it and THEN spritzed it with the new Silver Foil and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz sprays (pg 15)!  I used an Aquapainter to color in the flowers, and added Vanilla satin ribbon and 3 half-pearls from the Pretties kit.

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My 2nd project features the same Elements of Style stamp set.  I love the great contrast and impact the black layer and ribbon give this card!  The whole thing was spritzed with the Silver Foil Smooch Spritz (pg 15).

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My last project was inspired by the awesome and talented Mary Brown.  I used TANGERINE TANGO which will be returning in July with our new catalog!!  I had some cardstock and ink left over from a couple years ago so decided to use it :) 

CLICK HERE for a link to the FREE covered brad tutorial.  (This flower with the covered brad center is one of the projects we'll be making at my Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting on Saturday!)

The box is the Fancy Favor box die (with Tangerine Tango c/s) and then I texturized it with theLattice Die Embossing folder (in the Summer mini, pg 24) and accessorized it with some Island Oasis DSP (pg 27) and some Presto Patterns DSP (pg 15) colored with Tangerine Tango ink.  I've also used pieces from the Island Floral flower die (pg 27). 

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

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


 



 

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Technique Class - Water Splash technique

One of the techniques I shared with my students on the weekend was the Water Splash Technique.. I heard about this at the Regional Seminar in Phoenix last January... very cool idea for your BOLD STAMPS.

WATER SPLASH TECHNIQUE

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Watersplash instructions

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