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Patty's October Customer Coupon GIFT - Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder

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I really cracked myself up the other day... I reached into a little box that I thought had Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo Embossing Powder... and to my surprise.. guess what I pulled out... CHERRY COBBLER EMBOSSING POWDER!

So you may think, why did that crack me up???????

Well, first of all, I didn't even know Stampin' Up! SOLD Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.. but to make matters even funnier... I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I HAD PURCHASED IT!!      

Ya, just a little embarassing, huh?

sooooooooo .. what did I do with this yummy Cherry Cobbler Embossing powder?

Cherry cobbler powder 1
I used my Versamark ink pad and the Cherry Cobbler Embossing powder with this gorgeous swirl design from Elements of Style, on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and on Whisper White Cardstock.

here is a close up to help you see the embossing... a little hard to pick up on the camera..

Cherry cobbler powder 2(the FRIEND tag is  a tag I had left over from the Simply Sent Sweet Moments kit and I stamped it with friend from the set called "With All my Heart". )

Cherry cobbler powder 3
The tan strip is Designer paper from the MOCHA MORNING designer paper pack.. yummmmy!

Would you like to play with your own jar of Cherry Cobbler Embossing powder?  you can get one FREE with your $50 order, or order your own jar here.

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Easel Card Dimensions

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Wow.. you loved the Gently Falling Card I posted a few days ago.. and many of you wanted the dimensions to recreate it.. so here you go..

Easel card dim
After scoring and folding into a triangle shape, you will have this:

Easel card fold
use the raised greeting piece to hold up the vertical part of the card.

Greeting part measures 3-3/4" x 1-1/2". 

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The large panel that is sticking up measures: 4" x 5-1/4".  It is attached to the 2" section of the folded base card.


Hope this helps?  thanks again to Susan and Janet for designing this card!

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My Digital Studio - NEW Bulk Print Pricing & MORE!

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Whohooo!!  Just in time for printing your My Digital Studio Christmas Cards with the Stampin' Up! printing service...

NEW BULK PRINT PRICING!!

new Bulk Pricing effective 10/3/11

And in case you've missed the last few weeks of MDS downloads... here are the links:

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PURCHASE all your Digital Downloads online 24/7 here! 

Did you see the cute Jounal Cover I made for Shelli using My Digital Studio?  CHECK IT OUT HERE.

  MDS Hostess fall 2011 COMING SOON... NEW HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE MDS CONTENT ON CD!!

CHECK BACK ON 10/3/11 FOR ALL THE DETAILS

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Founder's Circle 2011 - Birthday Surprise for Shelli

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We planned a fun surprise for Stampin' Up! CEO Shelli Gardner while we were at Founder's Circle in St. George, UT earlier this month.  Shelli has a "special" birthday coming up next month, so we brought her birthday cards and wrote 50 Reasons Why We Love Shelli in a little journal to give to her.  (Get it... 50 REASONS... special birthday... 50 reasons.. get it?)  :)  Yep, she is a youngin'.. younger than I am!!

Jan Wakeland was the little sneaky birthday fairy behind this fun plot.. here is Jan telling Shelli about our surprise on the PJ/Swap night:

Jan shelli

Shelli bday box
Here is Shelli holding her box.. we each dropped by and gave her a birthday card, and some of us brought a 6x6 scrapbook page with our memories of Shelli.. it was so fun to surprise her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This was the 6x6 page I made for Shelli with fun memories through the years:

Page shelli bday

And I got to make the cover of the Journal for Shelli.. it was so fun.. of course I made it with My Digital Studio! :)

 

Shelli journal 1
Shelli jounal 2
Journal for shelli
I cherish my 16+ years of memories with Shelli... she is truly a remarkable woman!

Patty, Selma and Shelli:

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My Friend Thank You card

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MY FRIEND Thank You cards

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 I always have fun when I challenge myself to use up extra pieces that I had cut for a swap or class and make a few new, different cards.  I used up these pieces from previous projects but incorporated this fabulous new stamp from the "MY FRIEND" set. (found on pg 139).

My friend first ed TY

 

I decorated the inside with a Top Note die that was wheeled with the Fabulous Foliate wheel (pg 137) in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Lastly, the tag was stamped with my favorite greeting set, PERFECTLY PENNED, pg 154, and decorated with an Antique Brad (pg 198).

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Stamping at Susan's - Spice Cake Easel Card

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When I was invited to Susan's home in St. George last week, this is one of the fabulous cards we made that afternoon.  It's an easel card featuring the Spice Cake DSP and the Gently Falling Stamp set.. such a gorgeous combo!

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I had the BEST time stamping with Sharon Armstrong.. she is one of the sweetest demonstrators I know!!!  Love you Sharon!!

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Spice Cake Designer Paper, #124003, pg 17 Holiday Mini

Gently Falling set, #123802 or 123804, pg 16 Holiday Mini

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Founder's Circle 2011 - super fun Punched Santa Project

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Yesterday I mentioned attending a fun stamping afternoon at Susan's house... check out this adorable Punch Art Santa we made!!  It's a topper for the 1"x8" cello bags from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog! Huge thanks to Susan and Janet for hosting this fun afternoon!

Susan mnt santa here are all the fun punched pieces you'll need to make this:

Susan mnt santa pieces
closeup of the face pieces:

Susan mnt santa face
Now.. if you've ever tried to get a piece of licorice into the 1"x8" cello bags, you'll know it's rather difficult because the licorice is kind of "sticky".... well, here's the secret....

Fold a piece of cardstock small enough to slip inside the 1x8 cello, then load your licorice inside the folded cardstock and slip them both into the bag, then pull the cardstock out!

Thanks to Janet Baker for this great demo/tip!

Susan 1x8 cello a
Susan 1x8 cello b

This tip also works for loading other candies into the cello too!! 

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PUNCHES used:

119847 ornament
119859 XL oval
119855 large oval
117191 bird builder (for moustache)
124094 1” square
119884 scallop square
any regular circle punch or the crop a dile for the small circles

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Founder's Circle 2011 - a Trip to Susan's!

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I felt so honored to be invited to Susan Adam's home while I was in St. George, UT attending the Founder's Circle event.. we had a fun afternoon of stamping, visiting and of course eating! 

our DELIGHTFUL hosts were Susan and Janet.. they are just such lovely ladies and amazing hostesses!

Susan janet

Her stamp room is AMAZING.. here are some pix around her room and of some of her fabulous Stampin' Up! displays!

Susan room 5
Susan room 6
Susan room 1
Susan room 2
Susan room 3
Susan room 4
some great stamping displays..

Susan display 1
Susan display 2
Susan display 3
Susan display 4

 

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check back tomorrow.. just wait until you see the fun projects we made!!!

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Founder's Circle 2011 - the Dessert Case

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Truly.. have you ever seen such amazing desserts at a Stampin' Up! event before??

We were so spoiled last week at the Founder's Circle retreat!!  And to think I actually lost one pound.. not sure how I did that!?

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KellieSue and Laura at the Dessert case

Cake 1
Cake 2
Cake 3
Cake red velvet
Tarts 1

as my husband would say, by eating one of these I was also getting my "fruit portion"for the day... LOL 
Tarts 2
Tarts 3

 

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Founder's Circle 2011 - my room and FAVORITE gift!

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As you know, Stampin' Up! spoils us no matter what the event is.. but they REALLY GO ALL OUT on the Founder's Circle Retreat!!!

We get our own private room at the Marriott...

Room 1

with our very own delightful hanging name plate on the door:

Door sign

They leave us "pillow gifts" each night in our room... my favorite gift was the GORGEOUS PURSE CHARM in the BLOSSOM BOX on the last night!

Purse charm box

Purse charm

You can make your own... I'm definitely making more of these and I'm going to add the Black Crystal Baubles to one!!!

BLOSSOM BOX, #123127, PG 221

TRINKET CROWNS, #121891, PG 200

CLEAR CRYSTAL BAUBLES, #121012, PG 200

PINK CRYSTAL BAUBLES, #121013, PG 200

VANILLA PEARL BAUBLES, #121014, PG 200

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For the chain part, you could use our Simply Adorned Bracelet chain (pg 200) and add the lobster claw,  or I am sure there are pre made short chains with the lobster claw at the top already.. i'm going to google that and check it out soon!

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Founder's Circle 2011 Make & Take Projects

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WARNING.. SNEAK PEEK OF NEW STAMPIN' UP! STAMPS & ACCESSORIES from the Founder's Circle Make & Take projects!!

Gift 13a We were absolutely showered with free gifts at the Founder's Circle Retreat last week.. .I got home last night and my suitcases were considerably heavier on the way home than when I left last week!!!  I came home with 30 free gifts from Stampin' Up!

We were given a very generous box of goodies to use for our Make & Takes, including a new stamp set and a fabulous die that I can't show you.. but I CAN show you what we made with them!!

Make take teacup card
Make take invite 1
Make take invite 2
here is the banner in 2 sections:

Make take banner 1
Make take banner 2
thanks to my fabulous and fun Make & Take tablemates for the good times and giggles!

Make take table
Allana, Lyssa, Stella and me :)

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Patty's Founder's Circle 2011 Swap card

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 One of the most exciting parts of our annual Founder's Circle trip is the swap.... swapping with 125 of the top demonstrators in the US and Canada is soooo inspiring!!!  (and totally FUN!).

Here are some of my friends all lined up ready to swap..

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Oh ya, I should remind you... this is a "PJ" event.. we meet and then swap in our PJ's on this Share & Swap night.. just thought I'd explain the attire..
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my awesome pile of swaps..

Swap pile 
I used My Digital Studio to make my swap card this year.  I designed them and then had them printed through the Stampin' Up!/MDS printing service.. they arrived in just a few days and I had them packed and ready to go!

Founders swap 2011

ABOVE:  front of card

I love the entire Beau Chateau suite of products. you can dupliate this card by using the Beau Chateau DSP (pg 184, #122357) and the Beau Chateau Side Note TAGS (pg 190, #122379 - it's my September Customer Coupon freebee this month!)

BELOW: inside of card

Founders swap 2011 inside

BELOW the back of the card and the "recipe":

Founders swap back
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Founder's Circle 2011 - Welcome dinner and gifts

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I will be sharing my Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle photos with you over the next week or so .. . today I'm sharing my photos from our first night welcome dinner and our super fun amazing gifts that we receieved on our bed when we got back to our room after dinner!!!

Dinner 1 shelli

Shelli welcomed us all and then she gave a blessing on the food.  We were all so excited to be here!

We were divided into Teams and my team is called the White Gloves. (The whole theme is Tea Party).  So here is our table and our yummy meal!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White gloves centerpiece 
Dinner room 1 

Dinner 1 table 

Patty tea cup 2 
Patty tea cup Can you believe we each got a DARLING tea cup with roses in it??  They were ALL different and SO gorgeous!!  You know me and all my roses... this was just heavenly for me!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner 1 salad 
Dinner 1 

the most yummy dulce de leche cheesecake I've ever had... oh my goodness!

Dinner 1 dessert a 
And when we got back to our room, they had delivered a special box to each of us..

Gift 1a 
and inside were the goodies for us to use in our Make & Take projects this week... but i had to HIDE two items that you can't see yet... let me just say the stamp set is adorable and the new big shot die is faaaaaaaabulous!

Gift 12a 

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Founder's Circle 2011 - updates from day 1

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I am having a wonderful time here in St. George, UT with my Stampin' Up! friends and Stampin' Up! employees.. we've been chatting, stamping, eating, laughing, taking photos and being generally spoiled to death!  ;)  The Founder's Circle event is a special trip for the top 100 demonstrators in the US, top 15 in Canada and the Rising Stars. 

Here are a few pix from my 1st day here..

My flight from the San Francisco Bay Area was to Las Vegas, and then about a 2 hour ride to St. George..  some beautiful scenery along the way from Vegas to St George...

Nevada 1a 
Nevada 2a 

Nevada 3a 
Once in St. George and checked in to the Courtyard Marriott hotel, we got to "build our own" panini sandwiches for lunch... and check out the cupcake and fruit for dessert... YUMMMMMMMM

Lunch 1 
 check out the fun Tea Party room with Stampin' UP! staff ready to serve us all kinds of yummies!

Cupcake counter a 

Cori serving up my cupcake and fruit!

Cori cupcake 

My lovely friend Bonnie.. such a fabulous smile!
 Bonnie couch 
amazing floral arrangements everywhere we look.... aaaaaaah how did they know that is just my most favorite thing!!

Flower table a 
Flowers 1a 

Flowers 3a 
and all the yummy cupcakes.... mmmmmm

Cupcake display 
Cupcakes 1a 

We had fun helping Angie with her swaps.. she is such a sweetie!  Angies swaps1

Debbie, Angie, me and Stella

Deb angie patty stella 

 Check back tomorrow for lots more fun!!

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