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Favorites from 2011

Thank you to everyone who visited me, left a kind or encouraging comment, placed an order, or just popped in to say HI during 2011. 

As many of you have told me, you can tell I really enjoy publishing projects to my blog - nearly every day.  It's become such a great way to reach out and share, teach, inspire and meet so many wonderful crafters!!

I thought I'd post a few of my favorite posts (and yours) from 2011, as we ring in the new year! Enjoy!

Favorite VIDEO of the year HERE (view ALL videos here)

4x4 stocking 1

 Two favorite photography posts of the year - here and here

Fair flower 4

My favorite punch card of the year - here and here

Quilt card 2

My favorite MDS project of the year - convention gifts

Notepads convention gifts

 

Revisiting Poppin' Pastels - instructions here

Pastel sweet floral cards

 

Punch Art Santa - your favorite of the entire year! instructions here

Susan mnt santa

Halloween - doesn't have to be Halloween :) details here

Thank you cards

 

Blue Angels fly over San Francisco Bay - more samples here

12x12 blue angels-003

 

Boxes made with My Digital Studio template - info here

Savor the season boxes 3

 

CUTE Fabric Bears with Sharon - instructions and info here

Fabric bears bears bears

Fall Medallion Wreath with Cindee - details here

Patty cindee wreath

 

Angry Birds MDS card - details & photos here

Angry birds front

Paper Medallion Wreath - video and info here


Xmas medallion wreath

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Bennett Christmas Memories 2011

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I compiled a few photos from our Christmas week .. just thought I'd share.  We visited my husband's family, my family and celebrated on Christmas eve with dear friends, so our week was filled with love, laughs and wonderful times!

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END OF HOLIDAY MINI Catalog!!

Just a super quick reminder..

LAST DAY TO ORDER

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Simply Scored Video tutorial and Samples

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Have you been loving your Simply Scored Board

from Stampin' Up!?  I love mine! 

If you have not used yours for fun accents on your cards, take a moment to watch my video below and then enjoy adding fun accents to your projects with these tips!

 

Samples from the video:

Scored frame 2

above & below: score at every 1/8", 3 times, from each edge of the paper.  Stamp set: FIELD FLOWERS, and colors used: Cherry cobbler and Garden Green.

Scored frame

Scored frame 3

above: score at every 1/4" from edge of paper, twice on each side.

below: score at every 1", turn paper and score again at every 1"

Featured stamp set: SWEET FLORAL

colors used: Wisteria Wonder and Lucky Limeade

Scored sweet floral

below: score at every 1", turn paper and repeat. 

stamp set used: SUNFLOWER and ELEMENTS OF STYLE

Scored sunflower

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Have you checked out the CLEARANCE RACK lately!!?? 

I just have to say... this Christmas Keepsake box is a MUST HAVE.. and you can get it now for

under $12

and save them for next year!!

Christmas box
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5 day SALE from Patty Bennett / 25% OFF Stampin' Up!

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Yep, it's that simple...

let the After Christmas shopping BEGIN!!

25% OFF your Stampin' Up! order

when you order with Patty Bennett this week!

Just a small way for me to say THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER YEAR OF YOUR SUPPORT OF MY BUSINESS!

5 days only!!

Offer ends midnight Dec. 30, 2011

Details:

  • minimum order to qualify for 25% off is $50.00 net (before tax and shipping)
  • all orders shipped directly to you from Stampin' Up!
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  • email me with your order, your name as it appears on your Credit Card, the CC# (and if it is Visa, MC or Disc.) and exp. date, your phone #, and your shipping address. I will process your order for you, with your 25% discount and email you a receipt.
  • I am unable to order items from the Clearance Rack or MDS downloads for you.. if your order includes either of those you will need to order online here, (or if you prefer to place your own order ONLINE HERE,) I will send you a rebate check for 25% of your order. 

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Merry Christmas from the Bennett Family 2011

Very Merry Twenty-Five - very merry 25 label Wishing you a

Blessed Christmas

as you enjoy this weekend with friends and family!

 

 

 Today I am sharing our Bennett Family Christmas card / letter for 2011. Thank you to everyone who thought of us this year and sent a card or note.. we appreciate that you are thinking of us, and we are thankful for every one of our dear family and friends!

 Bennett xmas card 2011 1

I made our cards using My Digital Studio this year.. I love this tri-fold format - it allowed for a wonderful new creative design in our greeting this year!
Bennett xmas card 2011 2

above: front              below: back

Bennett xmas card 2011 3

feel free to click to view larger if you wish:

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Card xmas 2011 b

Blessings to you as you celebrate God's amazing gift this Christmas!

the Bennett Family,

Eric, Patty and Jason

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Snowflake Ornament from Cindee

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I am so blessed.. I have such dear friends... Cindee gave me this adorable ornament for Christmas this year...

Cindee ornament 1

STAMPIN' UP! SUPPLIES & TIPS:

The focal point is the adorable snowman from the SNOW MUCH FUN SET, and the large snowflake is cut out of metal flashing with the Stampin' Up! Big Shot and the Snowflakes #2 die.  You can also use flattened out empty soda cans as your piece of metal.. great recycle/reuse project!  She used 2 snowflakes behind the focal point.

Cindee ornament 2
She made a paper medallion with a strip of paper punched from the Lace Ribbon Border Punch and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  SCORE your cardstock first with the Simply Scored tool, then punch it with the border punch and then pleat and make the medallion. (see this video for medallion instructions).


Thank you Cindee!  I treasure my handmade ornaments!


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Sparkly Christmas ornament and a GREAT TIP!

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Don't you just LOVE it when God puts a new friend in to your life and you just feel soooo blessed!? 

Well, Laura and her husband Jeff are 2 of those new friends... and Laura brought me a thoughtful gift and a darling ornament yesterday.. I just needed to share it AND HER FABULOUS TIP WITH YOU!

Laura ornament 2She used a glittery snowflake from a big box store and then layered it with a Paper medallion (see this video) made with the Simply Scored tool, and a Stampin' Up! punched snowflake with Silver Glimmer Paper AND (my favorite) an Antique Brad in the center!

NOW>> here is Laura's fabulous tip... so that you don't get glitter EVERYWHERE from the glittery ornament, spray it with a fixative or acrylic spray!!  OH MY GOSH>> is that not the best tip ever??  And I don't even know if she knows that I do NOT LIKE loose glitter everywhere!

Way to go Laura! :)

Laura ornament 1
Thank You Laura and Jeff!

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Christmas Stamp A Stack Card class

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I hope you are enjoying the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season... I do think that the past 2 weeks were STOLEN RIGHT OUT FROM UNDER ME!!  Where in the world did the 1st half of December go??

Today I am sharing 2 of the cards from our recent Christmas Stamp A Stack class.. to view the details of coloring the rhinestones, PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO in this blog post.

Stocking punchThe card below features the hottest accessory of the season.. the Stocking Punch... did you know that this fabulous punch will not be in the July Stampin' Up! catalogSo if you want it.. you need to order it now!

Colored rhinestone wreath 2

Snowman colored rhinestones

Colored rhinestone snowman

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Custom Colored Rhinestone Video Tutorial

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Colored rhinestone wreath 1I know you are going to love this tip...

COLORED RHINESTONES

so Quick and Easy!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AND THEN GIVE IT A TRY!

 

 

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Letters to Santa free class for my Luv 2 Stamp Group

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Santa bookAt our Luv 2 Stamp Group Holiday Lunch and Gift Exchange party, I treated the attendees (and 3 long distance demonstrators) to a FREE CLASS... they each made the Letters to Santa Gift Card Holder project and had a great time!

Free class 1

Free class 2

Free class 3

 

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Holiday Lunch & Gift Exchange, part 3

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I would love to share more of the fun, creative projects that we exchanged at our Luv 2 Stamp Group Holiday lunch and gift exchange earlier this month...  previous posts may be found HERE and HERE.

Here is Wendy with the gifts she received.. TONS of chocolate candies wrapped with Stampin' Up! DSP, and a beautiful pin cushion made with Timeless Portrait fabric.

Wendy

Wendy candy

Wendy pin cushion

Christine received an Advent Calendar:

Christine

 And check out these cool gifts Sharon opened!

Sharon

Sharon 2

This is SUCH a clever use of the Stampin' Up! Kraft Gift Box.. the lid was folded to create an easel type lid with an advent calendar on top, and the extra date magnets are tucked behind the candy:

Sharon 4

Sharon 3

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Quick Christmas Hostess Gift - Decor Elements!

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Are you looking for a quick hostess gift this Christmas or maybe a gift for a co-worker or neighbor?  Here is a quick and easy idea... apply  Snowflake Decor Elements from Stampin' Up! on a few containers and plates!  Fill with holiday goodies, add a stamped or My Digital Studio tag, and you have a great gift!

Decor elements gift

These are a few of the plates and containers I decorated with the snowflake FLURRY Decor Elements (pg 229 in the Stampin' Up! catalog), item #117153.  You can decorate up to 10 items with this decor elements pack.

Decor elements plate 8

I found these special items at the Container Store but you can also look at dollar stores or Big Lots.

I made my special gift for our Luv 2 Stamp Group gift exchange, and Ellen was the recipient.

Ellen
Here is a brief "how to" for Decor Elements - (you can follow the directions in your package):

STEP 1: burnish the back side of decor elements piece with the Applicator tool

Decor elements plate 1

STEP 2: peel the backing off the Decor Elements piece:

Decor elements plate 2

STEP 3:  place Decor Elements piece onto your item and burnish with the Applicator:

Decor elements plate 3

STEP 4: for this plate, I used my fingers to apply to the curved portion:

Decor elements plate 4

STEP 5: peel the front piece off the Decor Elements design:

Decor elements plate 6
Decor elements plate 7
You are done!  How easy was that!?

Decor elements plate 9
I filled the 2 jars with peppermint and chocolate cookies (nope.. didn't make them.. Trader Joes and Bev Mo did) :)

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