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Berry Blossom Designer paper - buy 3 GET ONE FREE - last day!

Today is the last day of the Buy 3 Get one Pack Free offer from Stampin' Up!

You can mix and match any of the $10.95 packs of Designer Papers.... buy 3 packs and your 4th one is FREE!

CHECK IT OUT AND ORDER ONLINE HERE.

Featured Stampin' Up! Designer Paper:

  • Berry Blossom Designer paper, #122350, pg 185

Berry blossom ws 1

We made this card at Mary's workshop last week.

Berry blossom ws 1a

This was one of the designer papers I thought maybe I didn't need.. but then I saw a million cute samples at the Stampin' Up! convention and I knew I needed to get it!!

Berry blossom ws 2

Featured Stampin' Up! products used in these cards:

  • Berry Blossom Designer paper, #122350, pg 185
  • Ink: Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade, pg 176
  • Designer Printed Brads, #122940, pg 176
  • Petite Pairs Stamp set, #122495 or 122497, pg 164
  • Triple Treat Flower stamp, #122909, pg 18
  • Fancy Flower punch, #118073, pg 210
  • 5-Petal flower punch, #119880, pg 210
  • Extra Large oval punch, #119859, pg 212
  • Designer Frames embossing folder, #123130, pg 218
  • Cardstock: Calypso Coral & Lucky Limeade, pg 176

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Having trouble viewing my blog?

If you are having trouble viewing my blog or the photos in the email updates you have subscribed to, I appologize... I am not completely sure but I am guessing Firefox did some kind of update?  It seems those with Internet Explorer are having difficulting viewing my blog, but those with Firefox are ok. 

So you may want to try using Firefox as your browser to view my blog posts.

Until I really know if that is the problem I am not sure what else to suggest.. if you have a suggestion as to how I can troubleshoot this, please let me know.  Please leave a comment below if you have a suggestion for me.

thanks,
Patty


Summer Mini Catalog REMINDER... ends Aug. 31, 2011

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 UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2, 2011  great news........ Stampin' Up! announced that the OPEN SEA stamp set I featured below is STILL AVAILABLE!! WHOHOOO!

Summer Mini Catalog Write-in Sets

September 2, 2011

Two sets from the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog will be available as catalog write-ins until July of 2012.

  • The Open Sea W (item # 123030)
  • The Open Sea C (item # 123032)

Just popping in with a QUICK REMINDER.. the FABULOUS products in the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini catalog are going going gone... the last day to order from this mini catalog is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2001 !!

Surely my FAVORITE Suite of products from this mini catalog was the NAUTICAL SUITE.. I was sad that these products did not make it into our current catalog... if you have not stocked up on this great designer paper and the stamp sets in this suite.. here is your chance!

Nautical supplies

Nautical hybrid 4

VIEW ALL MY SUMMER MINI CATALOG IDEAS HERE!

BUY NOW - SUMMER MINI CATALOG ITEMS

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Paisley Petals buy 3 GET ONE FREE! Sale ends soon!

Don't forget.. the buy 3 get one free offer is ending on Aug. 31, 2011.. so stock up now!!

BUY 3 PACKS OF DESIGNER PAPER AND GET THE 4th ONE FREE! Mix & Match from these packs!

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VIEW SAMPLES FEATURING DESIGNER PAPER HERE

My friend paisly petals
Featured Stampin' Up! products today:

  • My Friend Stamp set, #122585 or #122587, pg 139
  • Paisley Petals Designer paper - BUY 3 GET ONE FREE! #122367, pg 184
  • Perfectly Penned greeting stamp set, #122890 or #122892, pg 154
  • Pear Pizzazz ink, pg 176, Basic Gray ink, pg 180
  • Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon, #122977, pg 176
  • Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, #122974, pg 176
  • Old Olive cardstock, #100702, pg 177
  • Whisper white Cardstock, #100730, pg 180
  • Basic Pearls, #119247, pg 198

 Isn't this cool... with the Perfectly Penned set, you have cards for 4 occasions!!!

My friend 4

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Reminder: ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT to order this kit!

REMINDER:  THIS KIT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR A COUPLE MORE DAYS...

KIT ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH AUG. 31, 2011

TUTORIAL AVAILABLE ANYTIME

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I'm excited to offer you a darling

CARD HOLDER kit & Tutorial

designed by Sharon Howard!  She and I have collaborated on projects before and I know you will love this one, too!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER KIT OR TUTORIAL

 

Card holder kit ad

 

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Buy 3 Get ONE FREE - special ends soon!

Don't forget.. the buy 3 get one free offer is ending on Aug. 31, 2011.. so stock up now!!

BUY 3 PACKS OF DESIGNER PAPER AND GET THE 4th ONE FREE! (see below for list of paper included)

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VIEW SAMPLES FEATURING DESIGNER PAPER HERE

Berry blossoms 1
Berry Blossoms DSP, #122350

Free dsp aug 2011

$10.95 packs of DSP are included in this offer

Questions?  be sure to ask me!  PattyStamps@comcast.net

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting pix

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We always have way too much fun at our Luv 2 Stamp Group events...  check out these pix of our fun together a couple weeks ago...

stamping at Wendy's demo table:

Stampin with wendy


registration table helpers, Lorena and Janet:

Registration desk


one of my bestest long-time stamping buds ever.. Wanda!

Patty wanda


amazingly wonderful cookies by Tiffany!

Cookies


Cute Christmas House by Cindee:

Christmas medallion


Wendy and Nancy swapping - looks like a very deep discussion! :)

Wendy nancy


Christine is one of my longest time demonstators in my group:

Christine patty


Mindy our fearless notetaker:

Mindy notes


Roxanne, Christine and Ashley (Ashley is signing up in Nov. when she turns 18!!) whohoo!

Roxanne christine ashley


There is never a shortage of yummies at our meetings...

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Stampin' at Sue's table:

Stampin with sue
Lots more pix to follow over the next week.. .have a great day everyone!

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Patty's My Digital Studio Swap Card

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my featured product today: MY DIGITAL STUDIO

view the most recent My Digital Studio Downloads HERE

Purchase MDS and Downloads on my site HERE

I thought I'd share my MDS swap card from our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting a couple weeks ago... 

Patty mds xmas swap 1
It's a hybrid card.. the "Christmas postage stamp" was stamped, punched out and added along with some new mega ooh-la-la fun ribbon: 3/8" Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon from the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalog.. put it on your WISH LIST NOW!  :)  #124105, pg 30.

Patty mds xmas swap 2
I got my inspiration for this card from a card someone posted on Facebook. If it was you, let me know.. I forgot to write down your name... l loved this layout and used it for inspiration on my Christmas card.... here is my desk working on the MDS card on one screen and the inspiration image on the other screen:

Patty monitors
Left: my card                                Right: inspiration image

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIED USED FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • Merry & Type stamp set, catalog pg 31, #122550 or 122552
  • 1" square punch, pg 36 Holiday Mini catalog, #124094
  • Postage Stamp punch,catalog pg 212, #122344
  • 3/8" Quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon, pg 30 holiday mini, #124105
  • Dimensionals, pg 206, #104430
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock, pg 179, #119685

DIGITAL DOWNLOADS USED ON THIS PROECT:

  • Letters to Santa, pg 31, #123140
  • Celebrations kit, (for pennants), #123728
  • Broadsheet Alphabet (for JOY), #122159
  • Vintage Trinkets, #122163

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Creative Elements Butterfly Card

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One of the projects we made at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting in August was this fabulous card designed by SueTapia.

Creative el m&t

Creative el M&T 2
you could substituted any greeting inside the frame - this is a really versatile design.

STAMPIN' UP! PRODUCTS USED ON THIS CARD:

  • Creative Elements stamp set, pg 137, #122645 or #122647
  • Happy Greetings stamp set, pg 26 Summer Mini catalog, #123311 or 123313
  • Pool Party Cardstock, pg 176, #122924
  • Island Indigo ink, pg 176, #122937
  • Pearls, pg 198, #119247
  • Designer Frames embossing folder, pg 218, #123130
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, pg 206, #104430

Order your supplies online today!

 

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Hottest NEW idea - embossed Antique Brads!

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I just have to say that I think my Luv 2 Stamp Group is totally amazing... they come up with the BEST ideas...  at our meeting a week ago, Sue Tapia shared this FABULOUS idea with us ...


EMBOSSED ANTIQUE BRADS!!

Sue brad 2
Grab your Versamark pad, dip your Antique Brad in it, then sprinkle with some Melon Mambo Embossing powder, heat and VOILA.. a totally new look for your Antique Brad!

Melon mambo ep Antique brads

Melon Mambo Powder, #123223       Antique Brads, #117273

Sue brad card
Thanks Sue.. the card is great and the embossed brad idea is FABULOUS!

Sue demo 1

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Winners of the "my favorite thing" contest - Aug. 17 post

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on my blog post about what you thought my favorite new product was that was inside all the little Kraft boxes that I gave to my meeting helpers. 

 The correct answer... my favorite new product that I gave to all my meeting helpers in the cute little Kraft boxes was.....

Printed Designer In Color Brads!!!!

  In color brads

These were also my JULY CUSTOMER THANK YOU GIFT - the coupon for my monthly thank you gifts comes inside my catalog. Need a catalog?  Need Brads?

THE WINNERS OF THE 3 FREE PACKAGES of BRADS are:

  • Jennifer Kay (TX JennyWren)
  • Charlotte Coombes
  • MaryBeth Hudson

Winners... email me with your mailing address and I'll get those out to you ASAP! Thank you to everyone who guessed! It was fun reading your comments!

Here is a little project I made using these great In Color brads..

  In color bday cards

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August Blog Tour - Holiday Mini Catalog Sneak Peek!

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WELCOME to the August 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are showcasing Sneak Peek projects featuring

Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog products!

You have probably joined me after visiting Gretchen Barron'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 Saturday, August 20th.. so if you are joining us early, some of the blog tour links may not be quite up yet.. so please check back Saturday morning for the full tour.

 

My first project is a cute little Christmas box... featuring the brand new KRAFT GIFT BOXES on pg 15 of the Holiday Mini catalog.

Christmas craft box 1
I ripped a strip of the Holly Berry Bouquet designer fabric to tie around the box and make a bow.

Christmas craft box 2
Put it on your WISH LIST:

  • Kraft Gift Box, pg 15, #124106, only $2.95 for 4!
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, pg 22, #124065, $9.95
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt accents, pg 30, #124108, $9.95
  • Bright Hopes stamp set, pg 32, wood #122690 $23.95, clear #122692 $17.95
  • Lighthearted stamp set, pg 35, wood 120274 $18.95, clear #121157 $14.95

Next up... the AMAZING HOLIDAY STOCKING DIE!! You will find this gem on pg 24 in the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini ... oh my gosh.. this is definitely going to be a best seller this season!

Stocking 1a
Stocking 1b

Isn't is just sooooooooooo cute when you use the Embossing Folders and the Big Shot to texturize the pieces???

Stocking 2a
Stocking 2b

Stocking 3a
Stocking 3b

Put it on your WISH LIST:

  • Holiday Stocking Die, pg 24, #124098, $32.95
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric, pg 22, #124065, $9.95
  • Winter Wishes Stitched Felt accents, pg 30, #124108, $9.95
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons, pg 22, #125636, $8.95
  • Red Glimmer Paper, pg 41, #121790, $4.95
  • Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit, pg 16, #124007, $21.95
  • Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, pg 30, #124105, $7.95
  • Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin ribbon, pg 30
  • Embossing folders; Snow Burst (new!!), Square Lattice, Polka Dots, Petals a Plenty, Northern Flurry

I hope you have enjoyed these Holiday Mini Catalog projects! 

Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Connie Babbert's Blog!

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Winning Swap Card entries!

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What a GREAT time we had last Saturday with our Luv 2 Stamp Group members and a few visitors.. we always enjoy wonderful friendship, good food and fabulous stamping ideas!

Today I wanted to share the WINNING SWAP CARD CONTEST ENTRIES!  Our THEME for the swap was anything NEW in the NEW catalog or anything from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog.

1st place goes to Cindee Wilkinson... isn't this just TOO CLEVER.. turn the STOCKING PUNCH upside-down to create an adorable stick horse!

Contest cindee 1st
2nd place was this fabulous doily card by Nancy Baladad!

Contest nancy 2nd
Tied for 3rd place  Sharon Howard  - Button Buddy snail card - and Myra Shaw (birdhouse card) - see below for link to the tutorial:

Contest sharon 3rd

Tied for 3rd place, Myra Shaw's birdhouse card.. THANK YOU TO MYRA for this video tutorial.. you are going to love it!  CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO TUTORIAL by Myra!

Contest myra 3rd

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Holiday Mini Gently Falling Gift Boxes

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You are getting a SNEAK PEEK at some of the Stampin' Up! HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG GOODIES with this post!

I always appreciate my volunteer helpers at my Luv 2 Stamp Group events and treat them to some sort of "goodie" as a thank you ... I have helpers for set up, clean up, registration desk, card contest board, notes, photos, and more!  Last weekend at our meeting I gave them each my favorite new product wrapped up in a new Kraft Gift Box from the upcoming Holiday Mini catalog.

Helper gift basket
Helper gifts
I stamped the boxes with a brand new upcoming stamp set called Gently Falling, .. you'll see it in the Holiday mini catalog.

I made the tags with My Digital studio (of course!!) and wrapped them all up with Ruffled In Color ribbon!

Helper tags
Wanna know what was inside???  The first 3 people to guess my favorite new product that was inside these boxes will win that product!! I'll ship out 3 of these new products to the first 3 people who guess correctly.  DEADLINE:  Friday night, Aug. 19, 2011.  Winners will be contacted on Saturday, so make sure you leave your contact info! :)

Luv 2 Stamp Group members who attended the meeting and heard what was inside are not eligible.

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