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September 2010

Al A Carte presentation by Nancy

At our September Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting, Nancy gave a WONDERFUL presentation featuring our a la Carte (single) stamps on pages 18 to 20 of the Stampin' Up! Catalog.  She patterned her samples and ideas after Robin Merriman's demo at Convention this summer.  Thank you to both of you for sharing your amazing ideas using these FABULOUS stamps!

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the card below in the upper right corner was one of our Make & Takes.
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Remember, these cards all feature the A La Carte stamps on pgs 18 to 20 of the Stampin' Up! Catalog.  CLICK HERE to purchase these great stamps now!

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Nancy also incorporated the GREENHOUSE GALA designer paper and the GETTING STARTED color collection.  View the GETTING STARTED collection of Stampin' Spots on pg 194, item #119979 - what a GREAT way to start using this amazing selection of colors.
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Thanks Again, Nancy for a FABULOUS presentation!  And thanks Robin for the inspiration!

 

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50 Sweet Treats Candy Jar

My husband came up with this fun idea for Sharon's 50th birthday.... 50 Sweet Treats!!  :)  The cute jar (called a "Penny Jar" from a big box store) is filled with 50 fun candy bars, and I decorated it with Stampin' Up! 1-1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in Early Espresso and Pumpkin Pie (pg 191).  I also made a tag using the Two Tags Die (and the Big Shot) from pg 207. 

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SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED TO ORDER FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • 1-1/4" striped Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon, item 119961
  • 1-1/4" striped Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, item 115616
  • Two Tags Die, item 115954
  • Simple Numbers Die, item 115968
  • 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch, item 118874
  • 1-3/4" circle punch, item 119850
  • 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, item 119854
  • 1-3/8" circle punch, item 119860
  •  Paper Daisies, item 119243
  • In Color Glimmer Brads, item 121005
  • Medallion Stamp, item 115223
  • GREETING: Seasonal Sentiments (holiday mini), item 120821/121130
  • Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, item 119921

 

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Happy { My Digital Studio } Birthday

We recently celebrated 3 milestone birthdays in our Luv 2 Stamp Group.. one was for 50, one for 70 and one for 80 !!!!   After sending the card for the 80th birthday to Shirley, it dawned on me I could make custom cards using MY DIGITAL STUDIO for these birthdays with "50" and "70" on them... so here is what I made for Sharon and Saundra:

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I used one of the recent additional downloads called Play Date Embellishments, item code:  123433 for $5.95.  You can view a list and images of ALL the additional downloads available HERE

 

For the "50" and "70" cards above, I printed just the card front and then added them to Real Red and Tempting Turquiose cardstock.

 

 

 

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Chocolate & Rubber Stamping... what could be better?

DSCN4816 copy Have you ever considered being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  It's so fun and rewarding!  This is my 16th year as a demonstrator and my life has been SO blessed by Stampin' Up! and my Stampin' Up! friends!  If you've ever thought about joining the Stampin' Up! Family, check with your personal demonstrator about joining TODAY!

As an attendee of the recent Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar, Stampin' Up! is offering any of my new personal recruits this BRAND NEW STAMP SET called EAT CHOCOLATE if you sign up with me before Oct. 3rd! 

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This adorable EAT CHOCOLATE set will be in the new Occasions Mini Catalog but you can receive it FREE in October by joining my group before Oct 3rd!
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If you'd like to view more info about joining Stampin' Up! and my Luv 2 Stamp Group, CLICK HERE.

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Founder's Circle 2010 - yummmmmmy

Couldn't resist sharing some of the yummy treats from the Founder's Circle Retreat last week... oh my...   maybe they should give us a gift subscription to Weight Watcher's after this !!

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most delicious brownie in a skillet with my lunchmates:

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yummy pasta lunch with my friends..

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Yummy sweet rolls 

churros after mexican food night:

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candy apples...

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English Toffee.... oh man.. was it goooood!

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I think I need a salad for dinner...  :)

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Founder's Circle 2010 - amazing gifts!

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Patty Bennett - Founder's Circle Achiever, 2010

Each year Stampin' Up! spoils us with such amazing gifts on our incentive event trips... Founder's Circle is no different....

One night after dinner, this ADORABLE CUPCAKE was on our bed... and I thought "Oh my gosh.. I'm soooooooooooooooo full from dinner, WHAT am I doing to do with a cupcake at 10pm!!?" ... but, upon closer inspection, it was a paper and ribbon cupcake!!!

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oooooooooooooooooooyh... what's inside!?  I Simply Adorned necklace and charm..... AND it was HAND STAMPED by Shelli and her girls just for us !!!!!!!!!  THANK YOU !!!

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VIEW MY PREVIOUSLY POSTED SIMPLY ADORNED JEWELRY SAMPLES HERE.

isn't this BEYOND cute!?  Made with ribbon and a button in the center... it's just delightful!
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The base of the cupcake is made with the Big Shot and the Perfect Setting die (item 115961, pg 209). The ribbons on the top of the cupcake are:

Pretty in Pink 1-1/4"' Striped Grosgrain (item 119775, pg 191) and Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain (item 109055, pg 191).   The designer buttons for the center are found on pg 186.

SIMPLY ADORNED NECKLACES AND CHARMS are found on pg 189 in the catalog and the new baubble charms are on pg 31 in the Holiday Mini catalog.  CLICK HERE to ORDER any of these items online 24/7 or email me with your order or questions.

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Holiday Mini Catalog Gift Bag & Accessory Sampler

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The New Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog has soooooooooooo many wonderful new accessories to choose from .. How would you like a SAMPLER OF SOME OF THE NEW ACCESSORIES!? 

I am OFFERING a Gift Bag and Accessory NEW PRODUCT SAMPLER

Gift Bag & Accessory Sampler Includes:

  • Deck the Halls Designer Buttons (pg 17) - 6 pieces (assorted designs)
  • Candy Cane Designer Buttons (pg 17) - 6 pieces (assorted designs) 
  • Mini Lunch Sacks (with scalloped top edge) (pg 13) - 5 bags
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Seam Binding (pg 21) - approx. 2 yards 
  • Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding (pg 21) - approx. 2 yards
  • Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (pg 21) - approx. 2 yards
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 email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net for ordering information.  I will send you an invoice through paypal right away.

1 kit = $11.25 (includes shipping)

2 kit option (to same address) = $20.50 (includes shipping)

I will take orders immediately, as soon as I get 4 orders, your order will be placed with Stampin' Up!, I will order the products, package them up and ship them out to you.  Orders will be placed with Stampin' Up! each time a group of 4 fills.  Please expect roughly 7 to 10 days from the time you pay via PayPal to the time your order ships.  $11.25 price INCLUDES 1st class shipping to you in a bubble mailer.  U.S. orders only.

email me with any questions: PattyStamps@comcast.net

 

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Founder's Circle 2010 Make & Takes - NEW Stamp Set and NEW punch!

We had the best time last week in St. George, Utah with the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle Achievers!!! WOW!!!  But I had to come home and sleep 10 hours just to catch up !!!  I never sleep that long, but it tells you how busy I was having fun with friends last week and NOT getting sleep :)

I wanted to share the projects we made while we were there.. Stampin' Up! gave us the CUTEST "take out" box filled with stampin' supplies on our first night and then we picked up our paper supplies the next day.... here are the projects we made:

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I am not allowed to show you the actual new stamp set or punch.... but I think you can get the idea from the projects we made.....need I even say the new set and punch are STINKIN' CUTE!!!??? (they'll be in the Occasions Mini catalog!)

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Thanks to my fun group of friends who stamped with me!

Stella, Patty, Joann, Kelly and Sandy

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 Stampin' Up! always comes up with the most clever ways to give us our gifts...this is how our supplies were packaged!! (and placed on our bed) :)

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Founder's Circle 2010 Swap Night FUN

Remember  I posted my Founder's Circle swap a few days ago?  The other night we had such a fun evening swapping and visiting at our Swap Night.. it was a really fun night! The Stampin' Up! Staff sure knows how to put on a fun event!!!

This annual event is a "come in your PJ's" evening event...

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As we entered the room they handed us a popcorn box.... but it was heavy... so I knew it couldn't be popcorn... inside was a gorgeous notebook and pen!

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they had popcorn machines and soda set up at 2 places in the room for snacks...

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Linda, Patty & Sandy..

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check out Dawn's AMAZING PJ's made from our FAB new CANDY CANE CHRISTMAS Designer Fabric! (pg 16 in the Holiday Mini catalog)

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my friend Kristyne and I...

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the Stampin' Up! staff posing..

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everyone taking pix of them!! :)

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Shelli, Sara and Shalae signing the tags for their swaps.. wait until you see what they made for us! (another post... )

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getting ready to swap... all lined up in the hallways ...

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whohoooo.. we are finally swappin' !!!

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Swapping with my friend Connie...

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all my swaps on my bed... whew.. just WAY too much fun for one evening! :)

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I'll be posting pix of some of my favorite swaps another time...  I have almost 1,000 photos to go through from this fabulous week!

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Founder's Circle 2010 - Regional Seminar

How lucky are we.., not only are we spoiled here all week by Stampin' Up! at our Founder's Circle trip... but they put on a 1/2 day Regional Seminar here in St. George just for us Founder's Circle achievers!!!

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This was our table of fun stampers:

Ruth, Stella, me, Sandy, Joey and Wendy

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Shannon is one of the sweeeeeetest employees at Stampin' Up!... she is a dear and does FABULOUS presentations.. I always love to get a photo with her:

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We received the FABULOUS Day of Gratitude stamp set free (Holiday Mini catalog, pg 12, item #120835 or 121148)!  Here are some of the Make & Take projects we stamped using that set:

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KelleeSue and other SU! employees made sure we had plenty of snacks! :)

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I just love Selma... she is a DEAR!!!!

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and Pam Morgan... what a lovely lady... I enjoy talking with her and seeing her at events sooooo much!

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As the event began I realized I didn't have a notebook to take notes.. so I wrote all over our Grid Sheets... LOL :)  My downline Cindee made the cute bag for me.. isn't it adorable?
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Here is my sweet friend Dawn... we were kinda matchy matchy today!

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I am having such a fun time seeing my dear friends and making LOTS of new friends.. I just wanted to give a shout out to Cara Brandse and a hello to her hubby, Jorn, back home, ... yes, we are having a GREAT time! :)

 

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Founder's Circle 2010 Swap card - Patty Bennett

Tonight is our big swap at Founder's Circle!  We were asked by Stampin' Up! to bring 135 swaps!! That's a lot of cards! :) 

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I made the top 1/2 of my card using MY DIGITAL STUDIO and used "real" Night Owl Designer Paper on the bottom portion (see pg 9 holiday mini catalog, item #123012), then tied it with Stampin' Up! Basic Black Satin Ribbon and layered it onto Pear Pizzazz and Basic Black Cardstock.

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I've had lots of questions about the "witch hat" I made in MDS ... here is a tutorial for you .. these are the pieces I used in MDS and layered them all one on top of the next.

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I stamped Spooky and punched it out with the Modern Label punch (pg 202, item #119849) and layered that onto a Scallop Oval punch out (pg 201, item #119856). I added a punched Bat to the top portion of the card too (pg 201, item #119279).

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to make my Basic Black cardstock all shimmery, I sprayed it with a mixture of Frost White Shimmer paint (pg 195, item #116854) mixed with rubbing alcohol in a spritzer bottle.  Pretty.. don't you think!?  Order all your supplies ONLINE HERE anytime!

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Founder's Circle 2010 - Day 1

Wow... I've already taken 125 photos today... but you'd be a bit bored with all that.. so.. here are a few of my favorites that tell the story of day 1 at the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle event in St. George, UT.

I flew from Oakland (CA) to Vegas and this was the cool sight of part of the strip as we were about to land in Vegas...

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Stampin' Up! employees are always there to meet us in the baggage area, and 5 of us who were ready to go took a shuttle for the 90 minute ride to St. George. 

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on the road to St. George...

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when we arrived at the hotel, there was a lovely buffet lunch waiting for us and this was the yummy dessert.... way cool!

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We did some fun ice breakers and got cool gifts and fun snacks in the afternoon.. I'll blog about that later.

But.. below are photos from our Day 1 dinner... the Stampin' Up! staff did such a neat job of decorating with the Sock Hop theme!!!

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They assigned us groups/tables and I was with "The Accents".. do you love our cool old LP covers?

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And too fun... we got ULTRA COOL cat eye glassses!!  (yes, the same kind I had from age 3 to age 8).  I was so lucky to be at the same table as my upline, Sandy Hancock... too fun to visit with her for the evening!

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we had soup, then salad then beef wellington!

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and waaaaaaaaaaay yummy cheese chimichangas for dessert!

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then back in my room.... no, this isn't more food.. this is a gift!

Make n take gift box
 these are the supplies for our Make & Take projects.. we got a new stamp set and a new punch.. but I don't think I can show them to you ... I'll verify that later and show them if I can.

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So... that's a recap of some of day 1 ... lots more pix to come ! Stay tuned!

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Founder's Circle Trip 2010 - Here I Come!

Today I am off to St. George, Utah, to be with the members of the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle Group!  Whohooo!!  I am so blessed and honored to be a part of this group! (see story here). This is an annual trip to reward the top 100 demonstrators in the US and top demos in Canada and the Rising Stars in the company.  Stampin' Up! treats us to 4+ days of fun, food, friends, stamping, treats, and a trip to the Kanab manufacturing facility to see where Stampin' Up! MAKES our amazing stamps!!  If you'd like to see highlights of last years trip, I blogged them HERE

Stay tuned each day right HERE for updates from the 2010 trip!

I am taking my ever-so-cool Greenhouse Gala Laptop Bag that I purchased at Convention this summer, and needed to make an ever-so-cool tag to match it :)

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Of course I made the tag using My Digital Studio!!! :)  But.. hey.. Stampin' Up!... if you are listening... WE NEEEEEEEEEEEEEED GREENHOUSE GALA DSP and FRIENDS NEVER FADE downloads... like .. ASAP please :)

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Here is the awesome packet of information, luggage tags and airline tickets Stampin' Up! sent us a couple weeks ago:

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 Did you notice that it matches the lovely bag we got at Convention for being in the Founder's Circle?

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So... I will blog from St. George when I get there and let you know how it's going... fun, friends, food, stamping, more food and more friends... how could a week get much better?

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