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Such happy cards.... such fun new products...

I just love these happy flower cards... I made these for our Stamp A Rama Luv 2 Stamp Group event on Saturday.. we had a shoebox swap and all the gals brought WONDERFUL projects!! I loved them all. 

Here is my project from our event:

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I used the Greehouse Gala DSP on the bottom 1/2 of the card, but couldn't decide between Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango or the reverse side of the DSP for the top 1/2 ! :)  I let each participant choose which one they'd like on the top.

These are 4x4 Pear Pizzazz cards, and the flower is made using the new large 2-3/8" scallop circle punch in Daffodil Delight, with a Peach Parfait 1-3/4" circle center.  I ran the circles through the Big Shot with the polkadot embossing folder and then the edges are sponged with Tangerine Tango ink.  Aren't they just so HAPPY!!??  :)

Below... option with Tangerine Tango top 1/2 of the card:

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Below... option with Poppy Parade top 1/2 of the card:

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Below... option with the other 1/2 of the green flower DSP design:

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Below... close up of the tag... love the little flower punched with the Itty Bitty flower Punch. Label stamp is from the new set called Perfect Punches. I "stamped" the center of the little flower with a small pencil eraser dipped in Tangerine Tango ink.

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Attn: Former Demonstrators: Starting July 1st, you will have one month to rejoin Stampin' Up! for only $35 !!!  Contact your former upline, or contact me with questions .. what a GREAT opportunity!  CLICK HERE for more details.

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New Product Samplers coming on July 1!

New sampler Get ready to enjoy a sampling of NEW Stampin' Up! PRODUCTS on July 1st !!  I will be hosting groups who wish to split packages of some of the new accessories instead of buying full packages themselves.

Vintage sampler

Ribbon sampler
 

I cannot give you any more details at this time without being out of compliance, but please check back on JULY 1st at approx. 11am (PT) for all the details !!


REMINDER... LAST DAY TO ORDER FROM THE CURRENT 2009/2010 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG IS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 !!!!  DON'T MISS OUT!


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New Stampin' Up! color charts

One of the things I treated my Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators to yesterday was some new color charts.  We had our quarterly Stamp A Rama shoebox swap event, and afterwards, everyone was invited to stay to make color charts.

These are great 1/4 sheet charts held together on a ring - great size to keep at your stamping table for reference!  CLICK HERE to download the .pdf chart. Print out on Whisper White cardstock, and cut into 1/4 sheets.

New color qrt sheet charts

They used the small heart punch or any other small punch of their choice to punch cardstock and add to the charts.  You can also stamp and/or make a squiggle with the corresponding marker. 

They also made a bookmark with the new In Colors.

New in color bookmark

The plastic bookmark sleeves are from Clearbags found HERE

CLICK HERE to download the file for the bookmark master sheet.. it makes 4 bookmarks per page.

Cattys to mail CUSTOMERS>> you can order these WONDERFUL NEW COLORS starting on THURSDAY, July 1 !!!! Have you reserved your NEW CATALOG YETThe new catalogs ARE HERE and I am shipping them out starting tomorrow, Monday, June 28 - all of the catalogs that have been reserved so far are ready to mail !!

Need a catalog?

Only a few days left to join my Luv 2 Stamp Group and become a demonstrator for ONLY $99 !!!


I still have prizes left for my 15th anniversary celebration.... click below for details...,. grab your favorite prize before it's too late!

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My Digital Studio Graduation Card

I needed a graduation card, and was inspired after talking to my downline, Saundra, .. we both used the MDS Download called Go Graduate to create graduation cards with MY DIGITAL STUDIO this week!

Here is my card, printed as a "postcard front" on my Epson printer, and mounted to a folded Soft Suede card:

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I added a Very Vanilla Top Note Die Cut (cut out with the Big Shot) and a congrats stamp stamped in Soft Suede on Baja Breeze, then punched out with the Modern Label punch - some new products and new colors coming out on July 1 !!  :)  
 

This is the template I started with in MDS, called The Write Stuff II and it's a card template under 4-1/4"x 5-1/2" landscape cards.

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You can see I changed the DSP on the lower 1/2 of the card, added the graduation "stamp images" from Go Graduate, eliminated the flowers (since it's for a guy), and added the new polkadot grosgrain ribbon.

Here are the recent new downloads (since June 8) available to purchase.  You can view ALL the downloads HERE.

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Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

I had to try out my new Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder... it will be in our new Stampin' Up! catalog next week!  Demonstrators got to order it early to start making some new samples... so I combined it with this watercolored image from the retiring set - BLOOMIN' BEAUTIFUL - item code 111490.  HURRY>> this set is leaving us in less than a week!

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 I lightly sponged some Old Olive ink on the raised portion from the embossing folder... looks cool, don'tcha think?

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Die Cut Note Card samples

Have you enjoyed these wonderful die cut note cards in the current Stampin' Up! catalog?  You can find them on pg 168:

Elegant Notes - Very Vanilla - #116450, $9.95 for a pack of 15 with envelopes

Pendant Notes - Kraft - #116449, $8.95 for a pack of 15 with envelopes

Fresh-cut Notes - Whisper White - #111882, $8.95 for a pack of 15 with envelopes

Below you will find 9 ideas for using the die cut cards and the Bride, Groom and Bridesmade Designer Paper (pg 158)!  Mix and match as you wish...  if you cut the 12x12 DSP sheets into 3x3 pieces you can line the die cut openings as shown and you will have plenty of the specialty Designer Paper to make all 9 cards plus many other projects. 

Specialty Paper retiring on June 30 !!!

Bride Paper - Whisper White - #115669 - (10) 12x12 sheets - $13.95

Groom Paper - Basic Black - #116478 - (10) 12x12 sheets - $13.95 SOLD OUT

Bridesmaid paper - Very Vanilla - #116479 - (10) 12x12 sheets - $13.95

Pendant 1 

I added a large black grommet to the center and then "dyed" a brown small brad by dipping it into Black Stazon, so that I could have a black center.

Pendant 1a 

White 1 

again, I dyed a small brad black with the Staz on pad.

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Elegant 1 

Dip a jumbo brad into the black staz on pad to make a black brad :)

Pendant 2 

White 3 

Elegant 3 

Pendant 3 

White 2 

Elegant 2 

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Bloomin' Beautiful is going going gone on June 30!

This amazing set - BLOOMIN' BEAUTIFUL (item code 111490) - is leaving our Stampin' Up! catalog... I'm very sad.. I LOVE this set and it's an awesome set to use with various watercolor techniques!! On this card I used the WATERCOLOR CRAYONS and an AQUAPAINTER.

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You probably noticed a couple new things too .....  I've matted this stamped image with some GREENHOUSE GALA Designer paper (coming on July 1st .. do you have your NEW CATALOG reserved?)... and I used a stamp from Friends Never Fade... another new item coming in the new Stampin' Up! catalog!

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AND.. I layered it all on a CAJUN CRAZE folded card... yummy new color!!!!  :)

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Dots & Designs Rub Ons

Wow.. I taught this class way back in March! and I just never got a chance to post these samples!!  I saw this idea at our Leadership Conference last January and knew it would make a great class!  You can make all 8 cards with HALF A PACK of the Dots & Designs Rub ons!!! (item 115728 - retiring on June 30!)

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15 Fabulous Prizes - Celebrating 15 Years with Stampin' Up!


15 year anniv-001I am sooooooo excited and blessed to be celebrating 15 years as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!! To celebrate, I'm GIVING AWAY 15 FABULOUS PRIZES to the first 15 customers to order this week!

What an amazing journey this has been not only for me but for my family, too!  My husband and son have attended numerous Stampin' Up! events and 7 Stampin' Up! cruises with me.. they've helped me put stickers on catalogs, stuff envelopes, load and unload my car, set up for my classes... it's truly been a family affair.  What a blessing Stampin' Up! has been in our lives!

I've personally recruited over 100 demonstrators during my 15 years, built a wonderful team: the Luv 2 Stamp Group, been honored with the Heart of Stampin' Up! Award at Convention, been honored to serve on the Advisory Board, and have been in the top 100 of the company 3 times (hoping for a 4th time this year, too!).

I would like to thank all my customers over the years, my dear downline, my upline, all of my Stampin' up! friends and especially the wonderful staff at Stampin' Up!, and Shelli Gardner, Founder and CEO, for 15 wonderful years!! Here's to 15 more !!

NOW>>> on to the PRIZES!!!! 

Below you will find 15 prizes, numbered 1 to 15.  These prizes will be given to the first 15 orders placed this week on my website, in the amount of $75 or more. 

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED for your choice of prizes!

(#1 to 15 will be determined by the date/time the order closes on the Stampin' Up! site)

After you place your order, EMAIL ME (pattystamps@comcast.net) and tell me your top 3 choices of prizes... if someone ahead of you already picked your first choice, you will get your 2nd choice, or if your 1st and 2nd choices have been spoken for, you will get your 3rd choice.

Cannot be combined with my June Customer Coupon offer.

Prize #1: The More the Merrier Hostess set

Prize 1

Prize #2: Stampin' Up! flower magnets
Prize 2

Prize #3: Elegant Trio Stencil pack

Prize 3

Prize #4: 2 rolls of ribbon: Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry

Prize 4
 

Prize #5; Island Oasis party favor boxes (pack of 12)

Prize 5

Prize #6: Country Morning Hostess set

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Prize #7:  Patterns Pack III - hostess gift

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Prize #8: dozens and dozens of chipboard flower shapes

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Prize #9: Eggcellent Eggs Easter Kit
Prize 9

Prize #10: Accents & Elements Flower Fusion felt flowers (over 130)

Prize 10 
  

Prize #11:  It's the Thought hostess set
 Prize 11

Prize #12: Holiday Best hostess set

Prize 12

Prize #13:  2 rolls of ribbon: Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip

Prize 13
 

Prize #14: Full set of 2009/2010 punch templates

Prize 14

Prize #15: Picture This hostess set

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Remember:  After you place your $75 order ONLINE, EMAIL ME (pattystamps@comcast.net) and tell me your top 3 choices of prizes... if someone ahead of you already picked your first choice, you will get your 2nd choice, or if your 1st and 2nd choices have been spoken for, you will get your 3rd choice. 

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Blog Tour - SNEAK PEEK PRODUCTS!!

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

You have probably joined me after visiting Jen'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 "a sneak peek" of products from the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog, to be released on July 1.  Please enjoy the samples and the tour !! 

My first sample is a vintage style card made using the wonderful new Designer Paper called NEWSPRINT as a focal point on the tag.  I stamped it with the new set called Artistic Etchings, which I think is going to be my new fave set!  The new color I used is Cherry Cobbler.... OH MY GOSH>> YUMMMMY COLOR! :)  I also used the "love" quote from a new hostess set.


Artistic etchings tag card

I made my own "background" on the card above, to look like an page from an old book, using My Digital Studio... stay tuned next week for details on how to do that.

NEXT up...

My poor old handstamped checkbook cover was soooooooooo old I decided I needed an UPGRADE!

So... SNEAK PEEK PRODUCTS TO THE RESCUE!

Checkbook cover


I used some new Greenhouse Gala DSP and the new stamp set "Friends Never Fade" plus some die cut and punched out flowers for my checkbook cover.  I added a strip of new Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon for an accent.

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For Flower Accent:

  • Birds & Blooms die with Presto Patterns Paper, sponged with Tangerine Tango ink
  • Boho Blossoms punch with Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery cardstock, sponged with Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi ink on edges.
  • 1/8" Chocolate Chip brad for center

I think it turned out really pretty!

This was my old one - I have had it sooooooooooo long! ... anyone recognize this set ? :)  NO> It's NOT a Sneak Peek...

Old checkbook cover 

Sure brings back memories, doesn't it!!???   I think it was called Sketch It.

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

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Elegant Trio Stencil Class - part 1

This week I taught a class than featured the ELEGANT TRIO stencil pack from the Definitely Decorative brochure from Stampin' Up! (see below for ordering codes).

We made  4 different cards.. below is card #1 and card #2 for you .., tomorrow I'll feature cards 3 and 4.

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Stencil trio 2

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Guest Book Simply Scrappin' meets Elegant Trio Stencil

I had a great time playing with my Elegant Trio Stencils.  I combined the stencils with the GUEST BOOK Simply Scrappin' Kit to whip up several thank you notes.  The GUEST BOOK SS kit has a wedding theme, but you certainly don't have to be making wedding invites or a wedding scapbook to use this amazing kit!

Do you have YOUR GUEST BOOK SS Kit yet?  It's retiring in 2 weeks!!  Don't wait!  ORDER ONLINE today! Ordering code:  115697.

Guest book cards

Idea from Shelli Gardner's workshop of a lifetime posts.

Guest book 1 Guest book 2

Guest book 3 Guest book 3a

Guest book 4

Guest book 6

The Guest Book kit has Very Vanilla TEXTURED cardstock in it... steciling on textured cardstock comes out really neat:

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After sponging thru the stencil with Cherry Coblber ink, I stamped the script stamp from the CHARMING stamp set (item code: 116519) in Basic Gray ink right over the stencil.

Guest book pack

SUPPLIES USED:

Guest Book Simply Scrappin' Kit, #115697 << retiring in 2 weeks!

Elegant Trio Stencil pack, #118262

Basic Gray Satin Ribbon, #117666

Basic Black Satin Ribbon, #117285

Charming Stamp set, #116519

Thank you Kindly set, #111700

Lots of Tags sizzlits dies, #114508

and Cherry Cobbler cardstock and ink, plus a few other goodies from the NEW catalog that I won't list here... stay tuned on 7/1 for your new catalog !



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Workshop Project - Folded Scallop Square card

This was another project for Debbie's workshop... this card features the Scallop Square die from the Big shot.. there is a folded card inside, behind the scallop square:

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SUPPLY LIST:  Scalloped Square Watercolor Trio card

Order Code

Description

Page Number

Price

117050

Watercolor Trio stamp set

16 (mini)

$22.95

115950

Scalloped Square Die

199

$21.95

115614

Crushed Curry polkadot ribbon

182

$9.95

104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals

192

$3.95

105125

 Certainly Celery Cardstock

157

$5.50

115319

 Crushed Curry Cardstock

155

$5.50

102837

Only Orange Cardstock

156

$5.50

100730

Whisper White Cardstock

155

$7.50

105217

Certainly Celery ink pad

156

$5.95

100052

100077

100051

105106

Real Red Marker

Summer Sun Marker

Only Orange Marker

Certainly Celery Marker

 

156   and   157

$3.25 each

113789

Thankful Thinking stamp set

173

$13.95


  











 



TIP:

Use markers to color directly to the rubber for the focal point flower, and stamp a 2nd time on the inside before cleaning off your stamp.


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Workshop Project - Presto Patterns Paper

Yesterday was Debbie's workshop.... here is one of the 2 projects I designed for her special day !

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  • SUPPLY LIST:  Embossed Watercolor Trio card
  • Order Code

    Description

    Page Number

    Price

    117050

    Watercolor Trio stamp set

    16 (mini)

    $22.95

    117175

    Presto Patterns DSP

    15 (mini)

    $11.95

    117287

    Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon

    13 (mini)

    $8.95

    104430

    Stampin’ Dimensionals

    192

    $3.95

    100702

    Old Olive Cardstock

    156

    $5.50

    100908

    Chocolate Chip ink pad

    156

    $5.95

    105217

    Certainly Celery ink pad

    157

    $5.95

    100730

    Whisper White Cardstock

    155

    $7.50

    118772

    Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz

    15 (mini)

    $4.95

    102283

    Versamark ink pad

    190

    $7.50

    109132

    White Embossing Powder

    188

    $4.75

    100005

    Heat Tool

    188

    $29.95

    114508

    Lots of Tags Sizzlits die

    197

    $21.95

    106955

    Earth Elements Brads

    179

    $8.95

    113789

    Thankful Thinking stamp set

    173

    $13.95

    101610

    Stampin’ Sponges

    192

    $3.50


     




     

     

     


















     





    Tips:

    Sponge Certainly Celery onto Presto Patterns Paper, then rip edge.

    Stamp and emboss flowers and leaves onto card with white embossing powder and versamark ink.

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    More flowers from my garden...

    I love this time of year.. perfect weather, an abundance of flowers in my garden ... I couldn't resist taking more photos of God's handiwork the other evening...  enjoy.

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    Camera:  Nikon Coolpix P90 - borrowed from my son.  :)


    Wishing you a GORGEOUS day filled with all things beautiful!

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