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Patty's favorite swaps & samples from Leadership

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DSCN4222At the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference earlier this month, we each got to hang our Occasions mini catalog swap samples on a clothesline for display and judging for a contest... I would love to share a few of my favorites with you today!

 

 

 

 


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above and below, sample features the Tea Shoppe set, pg 19 Occasions mini

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below: sample uses Rosette Big Shot die, pg 28

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above and below: samples use Mixed Bouquet stamp set, pg 17

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above and below: samples use the Tea Shoppe set, pg 19

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above and below: samples use the Apothecary Art set, pg 24

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above and below: samples use the Bordering on Romance set, pg 11

sample below also uses the Elegant Bird die, pg 10

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Whoohoooo! 6 Million Blog Hits!! wow!!!

Wow... who would have ever dreamed

when I started this blog less than 5 years ago,

that I'd be celebrating 6,000,000

(yes, that's SIX MILLION!) blog hits with you!! 

 

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So here is a quick THANK YOU to each and every one of you who has visited me here over the last 4+ years.. thank you for your continued support, your kind words, your encouragement, for sharing my love of crafting, travel and photography, and most of all for your friendship!

 If you leave me a comment today, and tell me which Sale a Bration product is your favorite, I'll be randomly selecting a winner on Wednesday morning and will send them that Sale a Bration product!! 

 

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Stampin' Up! Manager's Reception 2012

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We had an amazing time in San Antonio earlier this month at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference... and one treat was the Manager's Reception on the first night.  We were treated to a show by some Chinese acrobats... they did not announce their name, but they were quite entertaining!   I'll just leave you today with these photos I took that night.. enjoy!

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reception before the show..

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Shelli got to bang the gong to start the show!

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I was sort of thinking this would make a great opening act for our February Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting... i could try spinning a table and 3 mats while laying on my back... ok.. maybe not...

 

 

 

 


 

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and then Cindee and I could peform this at the meeting... or not...

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FREE Stuff and FAB Friends from Leadership 2012

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As I was packing my suitcase in San Antonio to come home from the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference last weekend, I just had to take a photo of all the FREE GOODIES I received at Leadership and the Regional Seminar.. can you believe this???

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 and what is a week at a Stampin' Up! event without pix of your favorite buddies?? 

below: Patty, Steph, Cindee and Gloria

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Below: Patty and Debbie

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Below.. Thank you Stampin' Up! .. we all got DSP and a stamp set!!

Dsp winners

Below: sweeeeet friend Kristyne!!

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Below.... ANOTHER sweet Christyne!

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Below: Ronda and Dawn

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Below: Patty and Janice

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Yeah! Carol wins a stamp set door prize!

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Below: Lisa, Cindee and Wanda

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Below: Sharon, Steph, Patty, Cindee and Gloria with our free stamps and free pearls

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Below: Patty and Lisa with our matching Miche bags

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Below: Sean and Sara

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 Below.. NEW friends... Carol, Rosie and Kathy

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Thanks for visiting today... check back each day for fun new photos and ideas!

 

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More fun Sale a Bration Samples!

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Sale a Bration has begun!!  have you placed your order to receive your FREE SALE A BRATION goodies yet?  check out all the details here!

Below are a few more of my favorite Sale a Bration samples from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference with you ... check out all these great ideas that were on display featuring FREE PRODUCTS from the Sale a Bration brochure!  Need one?  email me pattystamps@comcast.net

Everyday enchant butterfly

all of these samples feature the Everyday Elegance DSP.. FREE with your $50 purchase.. see pg 7 of the Sale a Bration catalog!

Everyday enchant hat

you can make the adorable hat above by covering an empty recycled Stampin' Up! brad or button container (or order new empty ones {#103649} from pg 226 or HERE ONLINE), and place it on a die cut scallop from pg 222, #113469, and making a cute paper flower with the Scallop Circle Punch (pg 210, #118874 or ONLINE HERE).

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What is YOUR favorite Sale a Bration item this year?

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Did you notice how easy it is to create a pleated paper border on your cards when you use the new DESIGNER ROSETTE DIE and your Big Shot!?  wow!

LOVE the new Apothecary Art stamp set too!

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Video Tutorial: Framelits and Edgelit Storage Solution

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I love the Labels Collection Framelits dies , Hearts Framelits and Adorning Accents Edgelits from Stampin' Up!

These open up such a whole new world for our fabulous Big Shot projects!

View them on pg 6 and 7 of the 2012 Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini

I wanted a better storage solution than the plastic envelope they came in, so I am storing them in our Plastic Storage Cases with Magnet Sheets..

please see video below for all the details.

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Framelit storage supplies

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Favorite Sale a Bration Samples from Leadership 2012

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Sale a Bration has begun!!  have you placed your order to receive your

FREE SALE A BRATION goodies yet?

check out all the details here!

I thought I'd share some of my favorite Sale a Bration samples from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference with you ... check out all these great ideas that were on display featuring FREE PRODUCTS from the Sale a Bration brochure!  Need one?  email me pattystamps@comcast.net

Everyday enchant favor box Lace ribbon border

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above projects feature the Everyday Enchantment DSP on pg 7 of the SAB mini .. and check out that cool Lace Ribbon Border punch idea on the sample on the right!

Projects below feature the Everyday Enchantment FREE DSP (pg 7) and the Fresh Vintage Stamp Set (FREE!!!) on pg 6

Everyday enchant display

Below.. check out these cute cards featuring the FREE Elementary Elegance Stamp set on pg 15 of the Sale a Bration Mini!

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Remember.. your Sale a Bration gifts are FREE with each $50 you purchase!!

CHECK OUT THIS POST for more details on all the FREE GOODIES you can earn!

If you don't have a Sale a Bration brochure, please contact me!

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Who Loves FREE STUFF during Sale A Bration!?

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It's that WONDERFUL time of year again...

Sale a Bration means FREE GOODIES

for customers, hostesses, new recruits & demonstrators!!

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Select a FREE GIFT from the Sale a Bration catalog for each $50 you purchase during Sale a Bration! no limit!

When you spend $100, get TWO free Sale a Bration gifts! and so on.. no limit!

When you spend $150, get THREE free Sale a Bration gifts PLUS $25 in free hostess dollars to spend in the catalog!

spend more and recieve more free gifts and more hostess dollars!

 TO ORDER CLICK HERE

View the Sale A Bration Catalog here, or contact me and I'll send you one!

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<<< When your Workshop total reaches $150, receive a fabulous FREE TOTE in your order, PLUS $25 in free hostess dollars to spend!

When your Workshop total reaches $400 or more, receive the FREE TOTE PLUS the THREE Sale a Bration gifts on pages 6 and 7 of the Sale a Bration mini
PLUS $65 in free hostess dollars!

 

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When you Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator during Sale a Bration, we have amazing gifts for you!! 

  • $50 off your starter kit!  Join now for only $125 (over $300 value!)
  • FREE package of Designer paper or FREE MDS download for the months of February through Dec. 2012 - on your Demo Order each month!
  • BONUS FROM PATTY: sign up in January and receive a FREE FEBRUARY Luv 2 Stamp Group MEETING PACKET!!  $19.95 VALUE!

Let me know how I can help you .. I'm eager to assist you with your order or joining Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up! Leadership 2012 Displays part 2


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One of the very best parts of a Stampin' Up! event is viewing the amazing samples created by Stampin' Up!  These samples were on display in the Make & Take room at Leadership 2012 in San Antonio, and I hope you enjoy them! For more samples, click here.

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 Check out these adorable aprons and fabric flower pin made by the Stampin' Up! staff.. they each made their own.. they are so cute!  I believe this ADORABLE new fabric will be in the new Catalog from Stampin' Up!, previewing June 1st.... YES JUNE 1st... the NEW CATALOG COMES OUT A MONTH EARLY THIS YEAR!! 

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and today I will leave you with this oh so cute AMAZING GIFT that we were given .. these cute portfolios were at our Make & Take spots.. holy cow.. were we spoiled or WHAT?

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this cute fabric is the same as the aprons above... i'm pretty sure we'll see it in the new catalog in June!  whohooo.. toooo cute!

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Stampin' Up! Leadership 2012 - sightseeing in beautiful San Antonio

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Wow.. after many full days here in San Antonio for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference, I just had to share a sampling of the 1500 photos I took.. yes, 1500 in 4 days.  :)

We spent each evening outdoors walking around the city and exploring.. from the Tower of the Americas to they city Riverwalk, to the Alamo and more... so I hope you will enjoy these photos from our walking excursions and our river boat ride around San Antonio!

the view of the Riverwalk and Downtown San Antonio from my hotel room at the Marriott Riverwalk (dusk):

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The gorgeous Riverwalk in San Antonio.. it's like walking in the Pirates of the Caribbean :)
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We took a river boat (taxi) on the 30 minute tour on our 2nd night in San Antonio... it was very informative and really fun!
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Tower of the Americas behind the Convention Center at dusk

Tower of america eve

The Alamo at night.. really cool!
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The Emily Morgan hotel and the Alamo

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I was fascinated by the beautiful top of the Emily Morgan hotel.. i just loved the architecture and the lighting at night! (Just ask Steph and Cindee.. they patiently waited while I kept taking photos of it)
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Stampin' Up! Leadership 2012 friends fun samples prizes and more!

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I hope you will enjoy these fun photos from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference.. it is so fun to spend time with my friends and see new and exciting stamping ideas... and then there are the prizes and gifts.... oh my!

My sweet friends Rosie and Kimberly!

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Make and Take helper gifts... too cute!!
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 check out these fab flowers on Jenn's lanyard.. so cute!

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Two of my favorite Stampin' Up! people.. Sara and Amy!

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Sara is so good at holding the camera and taking a photo.. she is a doll!

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cute Pennant Make & Take card using the Petite Pennant punch

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 and here's Cindee... she's so good she can sell stamps to a statue!  Go Cindee!

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These darling gifts were are our Make & Take spots.... cute Fancy Favor Box die!

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our Make & Take Table and the room full of happy demos!

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Leadership 2012 Displays - part 1


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Wow.. talk about creativity overload... whoohooooo!

Today I am sharing some of the darling displays from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference... enjoy!

Most of these samples feature  the Blossom Builders flower kit.. it's on page 18 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog, or you can VIEW IT AND ORDER IT HERE.

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below.. this sample features the fabulous BLOSSOM Punch.. oh... just ONE of my new favorite Stampin' Up! tools :) It's on pg of the Occasions Mini and ONLINE HERE.

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the fun samples are on "clotheslines" this year.. so it's fun watching everyone take photos :)

and I'll leave you with this one... I love the cute pillows that Stampin' Up! made to decorate the gathering spots... aren't they ADORABLE?

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have you used the new Dresden Designs Big Shot die?  check out the adorable huge flower on the green pillow.. i'm positive they used that die to create the flower/petals.. WAY too cool!

check back tomorrow.. i'll keep sharing fun photos of our time here!

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Stampin' Up! Leadership 2012 Day 1 - Make & Takes


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We are having so much fun here in San Antonio attending the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference, 2012!!

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Here we are .. ready to go get our Leadership Bags.... and oh my gosh.. they are so cute!

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This is our Leadership bag.. soooo stinkin' cute!  It's got to be new fabric from an upcoming catalog, but we haven't heard that for sure... it's adorable!!!

Here is all the loot we got in out Make & Take Packets!!

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Here are a few of the projects we worked on .. I'll blog more of the Make & Takes another day.. I hope you'll keep tuning in!

We made 2 of these cards.. one to give to Ronaled McDonald House and one to keep..

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as you can tell, the featured product in this fun bag of supplies is the Blossom Builders flower kit.. it's on page 18 of the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog, or you can VIEW IT AND ORDER IT HERE.

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Below.. Fancy Favor Box die decorated with the Blossom Builders... toooo cute!

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 By the time we were done in the Make & Take room, we felt like Bag Ladies.. check out all the bags we were carrying around! For more info on our matching black and white bags, check it out here.

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Thanks for stopping by.. I hope you will tune in all week for more photos... if you have any questions, leave me a comment, and if you need to place an order.. CLICK HERE!

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Patty's Leadership Swap Cards

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I am in San Antonio today attending Day 1

of the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference 2012!

Tune in tomorrow for photos from Leadership!

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I brought about 100 cards with me to swap with my fellow demonstrators.. that is truly a highlight of any Stampin' Up! Event!!  I wanted to share them with you ... here is what I brought with me:

 

 

 

 


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for a VIDEO TUTORIAL with info on making the fancy top edge of these cards with the Labels Collections Framelits die, click here

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I created the background of the cards above and below with MY DIGITAL STUDIO and then stamped the MIXED BUNCH  flower in Poppy Parade and Concord Crush, punched it with the BLOSSOM PUNCH and added brads to the center.  Brad above is from the upcoming Sale a Bration Everyday Enchantment brad and ribbon package.  Brad below is from the In Color Designer Printed Brad package (pg 199).

"You make my whole face smile" is a stamp from an upcoming Sale a Bration stamp set.. YOU CAN EARN IT FREE DURING SALE A BRATION!!

click here to order online today!

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Heading to Leadership Conference

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I am leaving for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference today (Tuesday), and I wanted to share a couple fun things... here is a card Stampin' Up! sent to me inviting me to a special luncheon during Leadership for past and present members of the ADVISORY BOARD

Advisory board invite leadershipI mean.. wow.. how gorgeous is this!?  I love it!

This card features the GREAT NEW Labels Collection Framelits die (#125598, pg 6 & 26 Occasions Mini), and the Blossom Party flower die (#115971, pg 220 big catalog) and the Elements of Style stamp set (#118611, pg 134 big catalog).

Then they also sent me this amazing fan.. it's the invitation to the Manager's Reception during the Conference.. how pretty is this?!

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Mgr reception fan

 I'll be blogging as much as I can from Leadership.. so if you want to follow my adventure.. stay tuned..

 

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