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RETIRING STAMPIN' UP! STAMPS & ACCESSORIES

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May 2011 My Digital Studio Downloads available

MAY 2011 MY DIGITAL STUDIO DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE

For the weekly download releases, click each link below to view, then ORDER ONLINE HERE anytime!

Downloads Released 5-31-11

for details on the Hello, Baby download CLICK HERE - it's AMAZING!

Downloads Released 5-24-11

Downloads Released 5-17-11

Downloads Released 5-10-11

 Downloads Released 5-3-11

To view the entire catalog visit www.MyDigitalStudio.net under Resources / MDS catalog

To purchase your downloads, visit my website.

Please note that you do not have to have My Digital Studio to purchase and use these downloads - you may use them in any program that supports .jpg and .png files & layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), Corel Draw.  I personally like adding the MDS images to my Word docs ! :)

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Stampin' Up! Alaska Cruise 2011 - Day 1 {part 2}

QUICK REMINDER: CHECK HERE TOMORROW, JUNE 1 FOR THE STAMPIN' UP! RETIRING LISTS....              GOING GOING GONE... GET THEM BEFORE THEY SELL OUT!

 

STAMPIN' UP! ALASKA CRUISE 2011 - day 1

SAIL AWAY PARTY & DINNER, day 1 Gift

for all archived Cruise 2011 photos click here

Friday, May 20, continued...  Stampin' Up! hosted a Sail Away party for us on the Celebrity Infinty .. it was fabulous to catch up with friends to kick off our wonderful incentive trip week!

Welcome buffet


Welcome photographers

Welcome us

Eric's San Jose Sharks jersey brought quite a bit of attention ... especially with the Sharks in the playoffs that week!

Trading post We also visited the "Trading Post" (the Stampin' Up! hospitality room) to say hello to the hard working Events Staff (Selma, KellieSue, Kelly, and Laura).  Each day we got to spin the wheel for a prize... my Day 1 prize was Antique Brads.. I love those!!

Spin wheel

Crab salad Then we changed for dinner, headed to the Trellis Dining Room, and enjoyed chatting with Amy and her 2 girls, Sarah and Beth.  They were our tablemates for the week.

I had THE MOST YUMMIEST appetizer ever... crab and lobster salad on a piece of avacado... oh my gosh.. I could eat this every day!

Escargot Eric had the Escargot a couple times during the week... the garlic and butter sauce is THE BEST .. yum!!

 

Then I had Prime Rib for the main course.... for those who know me... you know I LOVE WELL DONE MEAT... the pictures will tell the story..

Prime rib 2
ya.. that's how it's SUPPOSED to look... but I order the END CUT..

Prime rib me
it was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!

and my favorite cruise dessert... Creme Brulee ...  yummmmy!

Creme brulee

When we returned to our cabin after dinner, of course our beds were turned down... fresh towels in the bathroom, and our "day 1 gift" from Stampin' UP! was on the bed:

Gift 1 bag

Such a darling wallet bag with a Stampin' Up! design on it... just love it!

Gift 1 wallet

check back often for more cruise updates... I'll be blogging about our wonderful week on and off for a couple weeks.

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Beveled Windowpane Necklaces

You may have already seen the fun necklace we made at our Beveled Windowpane class.... I wanted to share some of the wonderful designs some of my students came up with!! Order your Beveled Windowpanes HERE TODAY!

Necklace christine

Necklace mary

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Necklace pj

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Stampin' Up! Alaska Cruise 2011 - Day 1 {part 1}

STAMPIN' UP! ALASKA CRUISE 2011 day 1

BOARDING THE SHIP

Boarding photo

Friday, May 20 - Boarding the Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship in Seattle

Jason, Patty & Eric Bennett


We are home!!  Wow.. such a terrific cruise... I've got well over 1,000 photos I could share with you .. but of course I'll pick out my favorites to share... I hope you enjoy viewing our photos and reading about our adventures over the coming week or 2 ...

As our airplane approached Seattle, I gave Jason the camera (window seat), and he took these great photos...

Mount ranier plane

Above: thanks to Mary Director, we believe this is Mt. St. Helens and Adams.

Mt ranier plane

Above: Mt. Ranier

as we circled around Seattle to land.... we spotted our cruise ship waiting for us!!

Seattle by plane

Space needle plane

Cabin 1

we headed straight to our cabin to drop off our carry-on luggage... definitely the tiniest cabin we've ever had... but lovely and enjoyable all the same..

Cabin 3 Cabin bath
Cabin balcony
We headed to the buffet for lunch (where Jason tried a curry dish for the first time and LIKED IT!), then went on deck to watch the ship sail away from Seattle..

Space needle ship 1

Space needle ship 2

Seattle skyline

Goodbye Seattle... see you in a week....

Good bye seattle
... to be continued... please check in each day for more photos.. I have LOTS to share :)

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A Happy Birthday Bracelet to ME!

Today is my birthday! And I am thankful for soooo many things in my life... on my list of things I'm thankful for are my dear friends!  I wanted to share a gift my dear friend Sharon gave me for my birthday...

This is the Stampin' Up! Simply Adorned Charm Bracelet... fully decked out with Stampin Up! charms, baubles, keys and something VERY SPECIAL...

Sharon bracelet 1
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Sharon bracelet 2

Did you see it?? Cupcake Charms!!

Look what Sharon did... she used the Stampin' Up! Cupcake stamp set and Cupcake Punch and Shrink Plastic to make little cupcake charms for me!!

sooooooooooooooo sweet! Thank you Sharon!

Find the SIMPLY ADORNED jewelry information on pg 189 of the Stampin' Up! catalog and find MORE INFO HERE.

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Retiring Lists and NEW CATALOGS!!

Just a quick announcement so that you don't let June 1st sneak up on you unprepared...

Retiring Lists:

Ob_goodbye On June 1st, Stampin' Up! will announce the list of stamp sets, wheels and all accessories that will be retiring on June 30th.  Please check HERE on my Blog on June 1st for links to the retiring lists because all of the accessories will be available on a first come first served basis... once they are gone, they are gone!!   Don't miss out!

NEW CATALOGS:

Comingsoon-in-star1 On June 1st I will be ordering the new 2011/2012 Stampin' Up! catalogs!!  If you would like one, please email me to reserve your copy!! I'd love to know how many to pre-order!  My customer catalogs are free, I just ask that you pay the shipping costs to get your FREE CATALOG with EXCLUSIVE COUPON for my customers!! 

Customers may begin ordering from the new catalog on July 1st.  Demonstrators are able to order a select group of "sneak peek" products from the new catalog on June 1st.  Let me know if you would like to join Stampin' UP! to take advantage of this FUN PERK!

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Stampin' Loft Redo - my "Lightbox"

I've been sharing photos of my stampin' loft with you over the past month or so.. I'm glad you are enjoying the ideas for storing and organizing your stampin' and crafting stuff, I mean SUPPLIES! : ) 

The last part I have to share with you is my new "lightbox".

Once I was done with my "redo"... I looked at one of the shelves and said..."HMMMMMMMM I am thinking this would be a GREAT place to take photos of my projects..."... it was at eye level (no more stooping over), it was near an electrical outlet for the lights, and right there in MY SPACE!!  In the past I've taken photos in the living room on the floor, in front of the window, on the couch, in the stairwell under the skylight.. you name it I've tried it.. . I even tried pix in our huge bathtub since it's white and has great natural lighting... so I was READY for a "lightbox". 

Lightbox on shelf 1

It is just a piece of white paper from a roll of paper taped to the wall in back and then brought forward and tucked under the front of the bottom shelf, with a 12x12 white piece of cardboard (from the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper packages) on each side!!  The lights are from a home improvement store and have "daylight" bulbs in them. They clamp to the shelf above.

Lightbox shelf 2

It works for me and the total cost was under $20, and I am really pleased with it :)

Lightbox close up

I'm Happy to report that I have kept my floor cleaned up ever since starting this "redo" several months ago... and it feels so good!

Patty loft floor

I hope you've enjoyed the Stampin' Loft Tour.. thanks for visiting me!

Patty loft pb

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Tracy Arm Glacier Cruising - Stampin' Up! Cruise update 1

Just a quick post from Alaska from the Stampin' UP! Cruise.. wanted to post a few photos for you while we are enjoying a little internet time here at a lovely little park in Skagway.. we've been having a marvelous time.. hope you enjoy the couple of photos I have for you.. I'll be posting LOTS next week.

Us tracy arm 1 copy 

2 berg 1 copy 
Glacier 1 copy 
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Fabulous Florets - Hybrid MDS card

You may have heard me speak of "Hybrid MDS" cards before... that simply means that I do some of the work in My Digital Studio (MDS) and the rest of the project is done with Stampin' Up! catalog products.

Here is an example of one of my recent MDS Hybrid cards featuring the digital Fabulous Florets image, # 124110, from the Summer Mini catalog combined with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder, #123113, Beyond the Garden Designer Paper, #122342, and the new Postage stamp punch, #122344,  with the Pretty Postage Stamp set, #123097, on a Daffodil Delight card.

Fab floret colored in cards

Here is a closer look at the Top Note Die embossed with the Flower Garden embossing folder:

Fab floret colored in card

and here is how I did the colored in Fabulous Floret images in My Digital Studio:

Fab floret colored in

If you want to see a video on this technique, leave me a comment.. I'll work on that when I get back from the Stampin' Up! Cruise.

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Hi From Alaska!

Just quickly logging on in Ketchikan, Alaska to say hi.. here are a couple photos from day 1 on the cruise.. hope everyone is doing well.. enjoy .. will check back in when I can!

Formal Night #1, Jason, Patty & Eric

Formal night 1 
yummy pasta for dinner:

Pasta 

We call this a Dawn Sandwich... Patty, Dawn & Patty:

Patty dawn patty 

blogging with our wi-fi in Ketchikan Alaska!! :)

Blogging 

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Vacation Bible School stamps

My very creative and clever customer Diane asked me about some custom PERSONALIZED stamps she could use for Vacation Bible School at her church this summer.... for any of you who are doing PandaMania for VBS this year, you'll recognize the "Bible Points" for this year...

VBS 2011

Diane is going to use the stamps to stamp on the kids hands, and for other projects as well.

You can view our PERSONALIZED STAMPS on pg 144 and pg 145 in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. There are several styles, sizes, fonts and price ranges featured in the Stampin' UP! personalized stamps.  At this time they are not available as an online purchase, so if you are interested in purchasing them, contact either your demonstrator or contact me if you don't have a demonstrator or if I am your demonstrator :)

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Heading to ALASKA thanks to Stampin' Up!

Today we are joining fellow Stampin' Up! Cruise Achievers for a FREE Cruise to Alaska!!

Thank you to each of my wonderful customers and my Luv 2 Stamp Group who help to make my business so strong and help me to earn this great - I mean FABULOUS - reward each year!! 

If I can get a good internet connection on the ship, I'll be blogging from Alaska .. if not, I've got cards and other posts ready here for you while we are gone.. so check back when you have time.

MY CUSTOMER CRUISIN' SPECIAL:  FREE NEW 2011/2012 STAMPIN' UP! IN-COLOR INK PADS for my customers... place an online order of $50 or more while I'm gone and I will send you your choice of a new Stampin' Up! In Color Ink Pad in July!!  One free ink pad for EACH $50 order this week!!  Orders must be placed online here - deadline, midnight, May 27, 2011. Your chioce of In Color ink pad - shipped in Early July.

I've seen one of the new In Colors and it's fabulous!!

  Passport case

Passport case 2 Stampin' Up! always has fun surprises in store for us on each trip.. this darling passport & ticket case was sent to us a couple weeks ago with luggage tags, name tags, intinerary, etc. .. so fun!!! 

I am looking forward to sharing all the highilghts with you .. check back when you have time, and I'll blog whenever I have a good connection!

Until then, happy stampin' friends!

 

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Beveled Windowpane Class - Necklace

I previously posted the cards we made in my Beveled Windowpane class.  These cool accessories are still available and are only $7.95 for a package of 12!!  Item #121881.  Order yours HERE today!

Here is the necklace we made in the Beveled Windowpane class:

Windowpane necklace
Here are the steps.. I'm sure there are other ways to make it, but this is what I did:

Below, Step 1:  cut your choice of DSP to measure the same size as your beveled windowpane. I used First Edition DSP and stamped it with an image from Elements of Style.  Cut a smaller piece if you wish to stamp an initial.  Snail these layers together. We used the Lovely Letters Alphabet set.

Necklace 1

Below, Step 2:  cut a piece of cardstock the same size as the DSP, snail together (for thickness and stability)

Necklace 2

Below, step 3: cut about 6" of taffeta ribbon and feed thru holes in the windowpane as shown below (we used Basic Black Taffeta ribbon) :

Necklace 3a Necklace 3b

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below, Step 4: bring tails of the ribbon to the back and snail them down to the cardstock backing.

Necklace 4

Below, Step 5: cut about 2-1/2" of taffeta ribbon and make a loop at the top, securing to the back with snail.

Necklace 5

Below, Step 6: Cut additional DSP & cardstock to the size of the window pane and decorate as desired, THIS IS THE BACK of the necklace.  Add several Stampin' Dimenionals to the back of it and adhere it to the back of the necklace as shown below:

Necklace 6

Below, Step 7:  Your necklace should look like this from the back, like a little sandwich behind the windowpane

Necklace 7

Below, Step 8: your necklace should look like this from the front. We added an Antique Brad to the front with a Stampin' Dimensional.. cut off the legs of the brad with your Craft & Rubber cutting scissors as shown below.

Necklace 8

Necklace brad

Cut desired length of ribbon to string around your neck.  Clip on a Trinket Key or your choice of embellishment.  Knot ribbon at back of neck, or finish with jewelry findings/clasp if desired.

Necklace 9

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Beveled Windowpane Class - Cards

BEVELED WINDOWPANE CLASS SAMPLES - by Patty Bennett

These terrific Beveled Windwopane accessories are still available even though they were in the Occasions Mini catalog. (for all Occasions Mini Catalog items STILL AVAILABLE, click here).

Each class participant received their own package of 12 windowpanes (item 121881), and we used 3 in class... allowing them to take home the remainder of the package.

We made 2 cards and a necklace.. I'll post the necklace soon.

Windowpane card 1

Above: the smallest square windowpane is perfect layered onto the new Postage Stamp Punch! (#122344).

Windowpane card 2

Above: the medium sized Windowpane is placed over Marina Mist Cardstock (cut to size) .. this card has been stamped with the wonderful Strength & Hope set from Stampin' Up!.  Pearls, Victoria Crochet Trim and Vintage Adornments were added to finish off this card.  I placed snail on the "H" stamp image and adhered the windowpane directly to the Snail.

Order your Beveled Windowpanes HERE today! :)

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