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April 2011

Do you know WHAT IS COMING TOMORROW??

The Occasions Mini catalog is ENDING TODAY... so you know what that means...

Whoohoooooo... it's the NEW SUMMER MINI CATALOG from Stampin' Up!... it's coming tomorrow, May 1st !!!   I'm sooooooooooooooo excited because we have some AMAZING new accessories (can you say faaaaaaaaabulous punches!?) and gorgeous stamp sets and designer papers... wow... you are in for a treat!!

If you do not have a demonstrator and need a copy of the Summer Mini catalog.. drop me an email at PattyStamps@comcast.net with your mailing address and I'll send you one. All of my regular customers should have received one by now.

Here is just one sneak peek for you ... the FABULOUSLY FUN new BLOSSOM BOUQUET TRIPLE LAYER PUNCH (#122464) layered onto the 1-3/4" Scallop Circle punch (#119854) and accented with a Brights Flower Brad (#119734).

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National Scrapbooking Month Stampin' Up! SALE

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Whohooo!!  From April 29 to May 31, get 30% OFF select scrapbooking supplies, including select My Digital Studio Downloads, Scrapbooking Stamp sets, and printed My Digital Studio scrapbooks!  CLICK HERE to order and to view more details.

AND if you have thought about signing up to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like to try out My Digital Studio - join today with the Digital Starter kit at 30% OFF ... you can join Stampin' Up! and my Luv 2 Stamp Group with the DIGITAL STARTER KIT ON SALE FOR ONLY $122.50!!  I'd love to have you join my team!  Click here for all the details and the link to sign up!

FREE MDS OVERVIEW LESSON ON DVD to the first five demonstrators who sign up with me during this Starter Kit special!

 

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Time is Ticking Away... say Goodbye to the Occasions Mini !

Do you have everything you need from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog?
Do you know that it expires on Saturday, April 30!?

Place your order online HERE before it's too late!

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It's also the end of the road for the April Promotion: Spring is Blossoming...

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Stamp a Stack Petal Paisley card

Do you have your Petal Paisley paper and the Four Frames set yet???   Only a couple more days remaining for the APRIL PROMOTION YOU KNOW!! :)   click here for alllllll the info.

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After I made the above card for our Stamp A Stack class sample... I made a slight variation using 3 of the die cuts from the Fun Flowers Die and the big shot, in Peach Parfait cardstock... kind of looks like a California Poppy!

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The edges are sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink and a sponge dauber to make them stand out a bit.

 Stampin' Up! Supplies:

  • Marina Mist cardstock, #119682
  • Peach Parfait cardstock, #119794
  • Petal Paisley DSP, #122367
  • Marina Mist ink pad, 1119668
  • Four Frames stamp set, #123440 or 123442
  • Antique brads, #117273
  • Decorative label punch, #120807
  • Fun Flowers die, #121812
  • paper piercer, #116631
  • mat pack, #105826

 

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Stampin' Up! Blossoms Petal Punch

This was a recent card from my April Stamp A Stack class... I got this fab idea from Cindee.. check out all the amazing color combos she tried!!!

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 This card is made so easy by the Blossom Petals Punch!

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 Blossom Petals Punch, #121808, pg 12 Occasions Mini

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Paisley Petals DSP Faux Fabric card

This was another one of our cards from my April Stamp A Stack class.  This is a fun technique called Faux Fabric... the designer paper is put through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing folder and it comes out looking and feeling almost like tapestry fabric!!  SOOO COOL!  Big Thanks to Laurie Zoellmer for this fab idea!!

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After adhering the 3 pieces of Petal Paisley DSP to the White piece of cardstock, run the 2 pieces together through the Big Shot with the SQUARE LATTICE EMBOSSING FOLDER (#119976).

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Dimensions I used to make this card:

  • Old Olive base card: 5-1/2"x8-1/2" - folded in 1/2
  • Bravo Burgundy panel: 5"x 3-3/4"
  • Whisper White panel: 4-3/4"x 3-1/2"
  • each piece of Petal Paisley paper: 1-1/2"x 3-1/4"

 Order your Paisley Petals DSP and Four Frames set before they are gone gone gone!  Not to be seen again until July!

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My Digital Studio Fabulous Florets cards

It's no secret.. i {{LOVE}} My Digital Studio... and I was so excited to see some new downloads available in the Summer Mini catalog from Stampin' Up!  These downloads will be available to customers on May 1st.. but were available early to demonstrators.

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So.. I got this Blue and White idea after seeing some really great linens and housewares in Target a couple weeks ago... I just had to make a blue and white card...  I used the Fabulous Florets download from the Summer Mini catalog... THEN I thought.. well. .if it's soo cool in blue and white.. why not try it in color too!? :)

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On the inside of the card I also combined the new BEYOND THE GARDEN digital download and the new STRENGTH & HOPE digital downloads - both from the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog.


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If you need help getting started with My Digital Studio.. you may want to try my MDS Overview Lesson on DVD by Patty Bennett.. VIEW THE INFO HERE.

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For the complete My Digital Studio catalog, view it online here and be sure to check out the great MDS website:  www.MyDigitalStudio.net

April downloads, not yet posted in the catalog link above:

Downloads released on 4-19-11

Downloads released on 4-12-11

Downloads released on 4-5-11

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Easter Happies from my Garden

Wishing you each a truly glorious Easter as we celebrate the Risen Lord and enjoy the beautiful spring weather and blooming flowers!

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I picked a bouquet of roses and asltromeria from my garden last week and made an Easter Greeting for you using MY DIGITAL STUDIO. 

If you need help getting started with My Digital Studio, I hope you will consider my MDS OVERVIEW Lesson on DVD.. click here for all the info.

Here are a few more pix from my garden as it begins to bloom this spring.

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Easter rose 2
Easter rose 1
Easter rose 4

April rosebuds

April rosebushes

And this is one of the many friends who visits us daily for peanuts...

Mr squirrel 1

Mr squirrel 2

Blessings for a beautiful Easter Sunday!

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Sweet Stitches Sewing Kits

Sweet stitches fab Don't you just love the adorable FABRIC by STAMPIN' UP! in the Occasions mini catalog!?  I do!! 

here are 2 darling projects featuring the SWEET STITCHES FABRIC from Stampin' Up!  I got these in a swap with fellow Control Freak Swappers. .. love them!

Sewing kit by Pam Findlay:

Sewing kit 1

Sewing kit 1a
Needle book by Liz Shultz:

Sewing kit 2

Sewing kit 2a

Sweet stitches fab Sweet Stitches Fabric from Stampin' Up!

item #121818, pg 35 Occasions Mini catalog

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  Sweet stitches buttonsSweet Stitches Buttons from Stampin' Up!

item #122302, pg 35 Occasions Mini catalog

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April Stamp a Stack - Easter Card

I combined a printed Easter Blooms MDS image of the little girl with other Stampin' Up! products to create this Easter or Springtime greeting card - a recent card from my Stamp A Stack class.

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Other Stampin' Up! supplies:

  • Springtime Vintage Designer Paper
  • Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist cardstock
  • Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon

 

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Grab Bag Update

Grab bags If you purchased some of the GRAB BAGS recently offered by Stampin' Up!, you probably received some precut pieces of cardstock, designer papers and maybe some ribbon and brads or other accessories... some of these items were originally part of Stampin' Up! Simply Sent Kits.

To assist you in making projects with those supplies, you may wish to refer to these .pdf files showing projects made with the Simply Sent Kits.

 To purchase GRAB BAGS CLICK HERE

 

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Blog Tour - Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog SNEAK PEEK!

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WELCOME to the APRIL 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!! SUMMER MINI CATALOG SNEAK PEEKS!

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

Our tour officially starts on Wednesday, April 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Wednesday morning for the full tour.

This month we are featuring Stampin' Up! SUMMER MINI CATALOG SNEAK PEEKS .  Please enjoy the samples and the tour.

My first Sneak Peek Sample is a Hybrid card I made with MY DIGITAL STUDIO and the new AMAZING Flower Garden Embossing Folder! AAAAAAAAAND.. did you check out the ADORABLE punched flower made with the NEW BLOSSOM BOUQUET TRIPLE LAYER PUNCH!? 

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(the "leaves" were punched from the Blossoms Petal Punch - Occasions mini)

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Do you LOVE that new Flower Garden Embossing Folder !!?

I used the Fabulous Florets MDS download and My Digital Studio to create the floral focal point on this card, but you can also create a similar result with the Fabulous Florets stamp set.  ALL From the Summer Mini catalog.

My 2nd sample is a quick little Easter Basket featuring the FANCY FAVOR DIE and the Big Shot and decorated with trim from the BEYOND THE GARDEN DSP pack and those cool new images from the TRIPLE LAYER BLOSSOM PUNCH!

Easter box

Mix and match layers from the 2 new punches: Doily Triple Layer Punch & Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch!

Triple layer blossom

My 3rd sample features the STRENGTH & HOPE stamp set and MDS download for that set.. I combined the 2 into this card.  

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I printed the text from this set using My Digital Studio onto Stampin' Up! Cardstock Vellum on my laser printer, and overlayed it on top of paper from the BEYOND THE GARDEN DSP pack in the Summer mini.

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

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Please Visit Jan Tink's blog by clicking on the link to the left! :)

 

 

 

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My Digital Studio DVD Tutorial for Sale

 

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UPDATE: AUGUST 1, 2012

With the release of My Digital Studio 2 today, I wanted to be clear that the DVD for sale below is for the original MDS. It was filmed a year and a half ago and it does not have any MDS2 features on it.  It is still a basic introduction to My Digital Studio with a 5 page overview handout, but it will not give you any info for MDS2. 

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Patty

Yes, it's finally available!!  Order below with the BUY NOW button through Paypal.

My Digital Studio Overview Lesson by Patty Bennett

This 2-1/2 hour DVD includes the basics to get you started plus several fun tips and tricks, and it includes a 5 page MDS Overview document emailed to you in .pdf format.


3 Options for ordering:

1. DVD mailed within the U.S. (includes 5 page tutorial emailed to you) $19.95 + shipping (includes tracking) paypal only

2.  DVD mailed to Canada (includes 5 page tutorial emailed to you) $19.95 + international shipping (includes customs forms) paypal only

3.  Pick up your DVD here (includes 5 page tutorial emailed to you) $19.95 bring cash, check or pay through paypal

If you should want to order more than 1 DVD, please email me for pricing/shipping cost options.

 

Select your option

 

The 2-1/2 hour DVD includes an overview of the program, and covers specific topics like creating cards, scrapbooks, adding photos, mats, shadows, text, stamps, punches, special effects, using overlays, navigating the My Digital Studio website, downloads, what comes with downloads, and more.  It was recorded live with 6 students here, so you get the benefit of hearing questions from them and the answers from me.. it's a great learning tool for anyone interested in more info for My Digital Studio.

Fine Print:

I am not available for technical assistance with viewing this DVD, but I can tell you that we tested it on numerous computers and on our TV/DVD players. 

      This can be viewed on your TV with your DVD player.

      If viewing on your computer: we found that it was best viewed with Windows Media Player version 12 for Windows 7, or, Windows Media Player version 10 or 11 for Windows XP.  It worked fine on my neighbors Mac computer.

DVD's will be mailed USPS 1st Class Mail within approx. 2 weeks after payment is received. Tutorial file  will be emailed within 24 hours of purchase.

I am not responsible for items after they leave my post office.  If you wish to purchase insurance, please email me. 

Items shipped to Canada will take approx. 6 to 10 business days once they leave my Post Office. Again, I am not responsible for items after they leave my post office or as they travel through customs.  If you wish to purchase insurance, please email me.

 If you have not heard from me within 36 hours of your purchase, please email me with your email address AND a phone number in case I need to contact you.  Sometimes emails get lost in cyberspace or go into a spam box.

  Thank you and I hope this is helpful to everyone who has been asking for some help getting started with MDS and navigating the program to create cards, scrapbooks, etc.

Patty

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Photos from the San Francisco Bay shoreline

A couple weekends ago we took a stroll along the shoreline about a mile from our home... we live on the San Francisco Bay ... it was fun to take a bunch of photos and just enjoy the sunshine, water, wildlife, flowers and each other.

Pinole shore bird

Pinole shore birds rocks

Pinole shore sparkly water

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Pinole shore flower 1

Pinole shore flower 2

Pinole shore flower 3

Pinole shore flower 4

Pinole shore train

Pinole shore flag

Have a fabulous weekend!

 

 

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