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March 2011

April Promotion: Four Frames set and Paisley Petals Designer Paper

You are going to fall in love with this new stamp set and Designer Paper from Stampin' Up!!

SPRING IS BLOSSOMING

APRIL PROMOTION FROM STAMPIN' UP!

Spring is blooming promo  The BRAND NEW Four Frames stamp set and the Paisley Petals Designer paper are available FOR ONE MONTH ONLY as a Pre-Order for customers.... if you miss out, you'll have to wait until July when you see these again in the new catalog :)

 You can  purchase this great stamp set that coordinates with the Decorative Label Punch (#120907), and the new DSP when you place a $20 Stampin' Up! order in April. 

Order the stamp set for $20.95 (#123440 wood) or $15.95 (#123442 clear) and the DSP for only $9.95 (#122367)!

WANT THEM FREE?  Host a $350 workshop in April and get them BOTH free! (individual customer orders of $350 or more will also qualify.. email me for more info)

Here are a few samples I've made with this wonderful paper and new stamp set:

  4 frames 1

did you catch my new little ultra-cool secret weapon??

I put a scrap from the PERFECT SETTING DIE (#115961) into my Framed Tulips embossing folder (#121809) and I made the coolest little accent to put on the card!!

4 frames 2

4 frames 3

4 frames 4

the Framed Tulip embossing folder is so pretty done on top of this new DSP!

4 frames 5

Gather your Seam Binding Ribbon by pulling a couple of the threads right through the center of the ribbon.

4  frames 6

4 frames 7

Spring bloom flyer So,  don't forget the deal for the Spring is Blossoming Promo....

  • new Four Frames Set and new DSP available as a pre-order for customers during the month of April only
  • you must order $20 on your order first, then you can add the stamp set and as many packs of DSP as you like (click here to place your order online)
  • Order the stamp set for $20.95 (#123440 wood) or $15.95 (#123442 clear) and the DSP for only $9.95 (#122367)!
  • or get both the set and DSP free with a workshop or customer order of $350 or more!

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FYI

The colors highlighted in the Paisley Petals DSP include the following:

 

  • Baja Breeze
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Marina Mist
  • Not quite Navy
  • Old Olive
  • River Rock
  • Soft Suede
  • Tangerine Tango

 

Please note: Some colors included in the DSP package have been printed in lighter shades of the colors referenced above

 

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Patty's Stampin' Loft "REDO" - part 1

As part of my 50th birthday gift from last year, I finally reorganized part of my Stampin' Loft with some Elfa brand carts/drawers and man AM I LOVIN' IT!!  (I waited for the 30% off sale!)  I love having everything at my fingertips.... granted, I wish I had a larger space.. mine is only 8'x8', but, on the other hand.. I do love that I can swivel in my chair and reach everything :) (yes, I'm trying to make myself feel better about the fact that my space is tiny).

Here is the result - a partial view of my Stampin' Loft... I'll be sharing lots more finished photos with you over the coming week..

Patty loft right

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 BELOW is a "before view" .. i have had these 2 oak cabinets in here since we moved here 13 years ago... I found that everything "behind closed doors" never got used... I needed things to be more visible and organized in drawers..

Patty loft before

And same view AFTER:

Patty loft center after

It may not look like a huge change.. but my FLOOR IS CLEAN.. HELLO! :) and I know where everything is now.. so i'm a happy camper!

Here is a look at what is IN my Elfa cart drawers:

punches:

Patty loft punch drawer

Sponge Daubers, accessories, fabric, DSP:

  Patty loft elfa dsp

extra cello bags and sponges:

Patty loft sponge drawer

buttons, and small accessories, envelopes, and misc:

Patty loft button drawer

And here is a look at the "during" ... making progress - vacuuming every nook and crany:

Patty loft during

Stay tuned for a look at the Big Shot area of my stampin' loft and the rest of my loft... coming in a few days...

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Join Stampin' Up! & the Luv 2 Stamp Group!

Time is running out to get this fabulous deal from Stampin' Up! and my new demonstrator welcome pack!

  Sab sign up special

Whether you are interested in building a business and paying some bills, or you like the idea of a discount on your Stampin' Up! products, I'd love to have you join my team!

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4 - 3 - 2 - 1 Sale a Bration is almost done!

Only a few more days to take advantage of everything Sale a Bration has to offer!! Sale a Bration from Stampin' Up! ENDS THURSDAY March 31!

Did you get all the FREE GOODIES you had your heart set on?

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  • free stamp sets, free digital content for MDS, free designer paper, free buttons, and more.. CLICK HERE for more info
  • 15% Discount AND a free $50 bonus package of products when you join Stampin' Up! with the Starter Kit!!  VIEW CONTENTS here, then email me for more info on how you can easily join my team! Special welcome gift for all my new recruits!

 Some of the really cool FREE PRODUCTS you can earn during Sale a Bration this year are the ICE CREAM PARLOR ACCESSORIES.. enjoy this darling DOUBLE FOLD OUT ALBUM  by Sharon Howard, featuring the Ice Cream Parlor DSP & Quick Accents and the Ribbon & Button pack!

Album 1

Album 2

did I mention the Ice Cream Parlor accessories are FREE?

Album 3

select either the DSP & Quick Accents or the Ribbon & Button pack with your $50 order... or get both with a $100 order!

Album 4

Album cover This is a really darling album, designed by Sharon Howard.. the kit with the tutorial using the Botanical Gazette DSP is  still available HERE.

CLICK here to order the TUTORIAL ONLY which shows sample photos for 3 albums:  Deck the Halls, Botanical Gazette & Nursery Suite.

SAB ribbon buttons
Free ribbon, free buttons, free DSP and free Quick Accents!

SAB DSP

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Notably Ornate Thank You Card

This card brings together many things that I love in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs...

Musical ornate

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES IN THIS CARD:

  • Notably Ornate stamp set, pg 125, #117098 or 120561
  • Curly Cute (thank you), pg 149, #117014 or 120510
  • Vanilla Cardstock, pg 169, #101650
  • Basic Black Cardstock, pg 169, #121045
  • Newsprint DSP, pg 175, #117166
  • Fun Flowers Die, pg 39 Occasions Mini catalog, #121812
  • Basic Black Satin Ribbon, pg 191, #117285
  • Decorative Label Punch, pg 30 Occasions Mini, #120907
  • Finial Press Embossing Folder, pg 214, #115963
  • Antique Brads, pg 187, #117273

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Happy 20th Birthday Jason!

My son is DELIGHTING in reminding me that as of today, I no longer have a teenager anymore...aaaaaaaaaaaaaah how can THAT BE??

Today my baby turns 20 !!!  Happy Birthday Jason! You are the most wonderful and precious gift from God.. we love you!!

Jason golf birthday

Here is an MDS (My Digital Studio) birthday card I made for Jason... he has a silly sense of humor so I know he'll appreciate this.. I made an Easter card like this for him one year using the Stampin' Up! Chocolate Bunny stamp, but this time I used MDS to create the card and the mirror image Chocolate Bunny.

Jason bunny card

get it... someone ate the ears off the chocolate bunny so he can't hear? :)

Card jb bday 2011 2-002 If you've used the Chocolate Bunny stamp or the MDS image, you'll notice that the bunny is an "outline image", so to make it look like solid chocolate, I added Creamy Caramel oval and circle shapes behind the outline (see image at right)

 

Card jb bday template <<<<< Here is the MDS template I started with to make this card, you'll find it under "CARDS / 4-1/4"X5-1/2" (portrait)" then it's the template called CELEBRATIONS.  You'll have this template if you bought THIS DOWNLOAD.

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Fun Flowers Gift Card Box

Just LOVE this idea... I got this from my upline Sandy, ... a cute box with 3 cards featuring the Fun Flowers die from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog:

Card box

Inside.. 3 lovely cards:

Cards box

Fabulous Stampin' Up! Products used:

Fun flowers
Fun Flowers Bigz L Die, #121812, $32.95, pg 39 Occasions Mini Catalog

  Vintage flowers

 

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Fun Flowers meets Love Letters

This was a fun combo - the Fun Flowers Big Shot die and the Love Letters Designer Paper - all from Stampin' Up!  This was one of the cards my students made in our February Stamp a Stack class. Don't you love the combo of Cherry Cobbler with the cream & black?

Fun flowers newsprint

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Fun flowers closeup

You can use your bone folder to "curl" the petals a bit... like you are curling "curling ribbon".

Fun flowers inside

Fun Flowers Big Shot Die, #121812, pg 39 Occasions Mini Catalog

Fun flowers

Big Shot, #113439, pg204

   Big shot



Love Letters Designer Paper, pg 173

Love letters
First Edition Designer Paper, pg 25 Occasions Mini catalog

First edition

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Don't Miss the BIGGEST Celebration of the Year!

Sale A Bration ends March 31... don't miss out!

FREE GIFTS FOR EVERY $50 YOU SPEND!!

and a Great Deal for new Stampin' Up! Demonstrators

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Sale a Bration is the biggest promotion of the year!! Stampin' Up! offers a free Gift when you spend $50 between January 25 and March 31, 2011 !! No LIMIT... spend $100 get 2 gifts, spend $150 get 3 gifts AND Hostess Rewards!

2011 free sets

SAB 2011 mini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peach Parfait - Just Believe Stamp A Stack class sample

Wow.. I can't believe how behind I got in posting samples... this was from a Stamp A Stack class a month ago... I got this great card idea from my upline Sandy and from my downline Janet.. they both did cards similar to this featuring Peach Parfait ink and cardstock, and the Just Believe Stamp set.

Peach parfait 1

The left panel is embossed using the Finial Press Embossing folder and the Big Shot from Stampin' Up!.  Then we inked the brayer with Peach Parfait ink and LIGHTLY rolled over the embossed/raised area to make the design POP.

Peach parfait 2
the little Basic Pearls give such a sweet touch to this card.

Peach parfait 3

after our class, I got the idea to add some Poppy Parade cardstock and butterflies to the card.. I kind of like how this POPS

Peach parfait butterfly

Beautiful Wings embosslit die, pg 215

  Beautiful wings

Just Believe Stamp set, pg 109

Just believe

Finial Press Embossing folder, pg 214

  Finial press

Brayer, pg 195

Brayer

Peach Parfait, 2010/2011 IN COLOR, pg 165

Peach parfait

Basic Pearls, pg 188

Basic pearls

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Sneak Peek... Four Frames Stamp set & new DSP

Wow.. you are going to LOVE the new 4 Frames Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! that coordinates with the Decorative Label punch, and the new Paisley Petals Designer Paper....

4 frames sneak peek

I made 25 cards in just a couple of hours with 1/3 of a pack of the new Paisley Petals DSP ... LOVE IT!!!

Available NOW to demonstrators and available on 4/1/11 to Customers...

Watch my blog (here) for fun samples on 3/30 and 3/31 !!and all the details of how customers can order this on 4/1/11 - for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! 

 

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2011 free sets 

Did you you that in addition to the amazing free gifts in the SALE A BRATION catalog from Stampin' Up! there are also dozens of free sets you can select from??  Check out the link to the right (and pg 11 in the Sale a Bration Catalog) .. whohoo!

How can you get these amazing free gifts?  Simply add one gift to your order for every $50 you order during Sale a Bration - offer expires 3/31/11.

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More of my Mustard Seed Photos

Thanks for all your kind comments about my My Digital Studio scrapbook pages this week.  I thought I'd share some close ups of the photos I took that day... it was a gorgeous day and the colors are so striking!

enjoy!

 Mustard seed 1

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Mustard seed hillside
Mustard seed 2

Mustard seed 3

Mt diablo

Mustard seed 4

Mustard seed 6

Mustard seed 8

Mustard seed 9

Mustard seed 13

 Have a beautiful weekend!

I used a Nikon Coolpix P90 for these photos.. it used to be my son's camera... but I kind of "borrowed" it ... indefinitely :)

 

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Sweet Stitches Pattern Pieces Card

From my Sweet Stitches class last week... another card featuring the fabulous products from pgs 32 to 39 in the Stampin' UP! Occasions Mini catalog....

this card features the Pattern Pieces image from pg 37, item 122230

and the FREE ribbon & buttons from the SALE A BRATION catalog.. they are too fun!

Pattern card
You can use the stamp from pg 37, or, use MDS like I did .. I printed these images out from My Digital Studio instead of buying the stamp. We used the DISTRESSING ESSENTIALS KIT #118762 from page 195 in the catalog to make the pattern piece look vintage and well loved.

Page printed on Very Vanilla from My Digital Studio before distressing:

Mds patterns

 Also featured on this card is the Sweet Stitches DSP item 121781, pg 32 Occasions mini (the "button cards" are cut out of this DSP) and the Buttons #5 die item #113440, pg 210.

Pattern card buttons

Distressing kit

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My Digital Studio - 6x6 "Watercolor" card

I learned about this fabulous watercolor technique for My Digital Studio from Cindy Schuster on the My Digital Studio Website HERE.  If you have not yet signed up for this GREAT website, do it now!  Really!!  There are over 6,000 samples and fabulous videos, tutorials, tips, hints, etc. archived on this website!! :)

Here is the 6x6 card I designed using the Stampin' Up! 6x6 card template called SUMMER HOME 6x6 Card 2... I added the focal image from JUST BELIEVE and added some background text from the new Strength & Hope download to customize the design.  Then I started the watercolor technique!

6x6 watercolor card 2
and here is the inside:

6x6 watercolor inside

I had the Stampin' Up! printing service print these cards for me and they are lovely in person.. I love the quality of the Stampin' Up! printed cards! AND of course they come with envelopes, too!

The images on the inside of the card, and the background paper are all from the new Strength & Hope download.. this is a fabulous new stamp set, digital set and background papers that will be available to customers beginning May 1st as part of the wonderful Strength & Hope campaign.

Throughout the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog sales period, Stampin' Up! will donate $2* from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Become a demonstrator and you, too, can preorder this amazing set and digital kit!  CHECK OUT THE PERKS and the SPECIAL going on now, then join my team! :)  I will be giving a selection of several of my My Digital Studio printed cards to the next person who signs up as the next demonstrator under me!

Don't miss the BIGGEST PROMOTION of the YEAR !!!

2011 free sets 

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Fabric Yoyo card - Sweet Stitches Class

Here is another project from my Sweet Stitches class last week.. we made Fabric yoyo's using the new Sweet Stitches Fabric from Stampin' Up!, and added them to a card;

Fabric yoyo 1

Sweet Stitched DSP, #121781, pg 32 Occasions Mini catalog.


Fabric yoyo 2

To cut the fabric into circles, I used the 3-1/2" Circle die and my Big Shot.. I cut about 6 layers at once.. easy peasy!!  To make the yoyo, sew a running stitch around the edge, gather it up and push it down flat.  I put a Sweet Stitches brad/button in the center to hold it to the card.

  SWEET STITCHES BUTTONS, #121880, Pg 36 Occasions Mini catalog:

Sweet stitches buttons

 SWEET STITCHES FABRIC, #121818, Pg 35 Occasions Mini catalog:

Sweet stitches fabric

   Yoyo buttons
We used buttons die cut with the Sweet Buttons Embosslit die and the Big Shot.

SWEET BUTTONS EMBOSSLIT DIE, #121813, pg 36 Occasions Mini catalog:

  Sweet buttons

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