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February 2012

Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate Video

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Whohoooo!!  A new Stampin' Toy!

the Simply Scored Diagonal Scoring Plate

order it online today!

Diag scoring plate samples

I know.. isn't it toooo exciting when you can order a new Toy from Stampin' Up!?  As a demonstrator, I was able to preorder this new Diagonal Scoring Plate (#125586) for the Simply Scored Tool about 10 days ago.  I am so excited about this great tool and wanted to share it with you! At only $11.95 it's just about the BEST DEAL for a fabulous crafting tool around!

 

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW to learn how easy it is to use! and watch my blog next week for another video with instructions for the Double Pocket Card featuring the Diagonal Scoring Plate!

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My Digital Studio Class

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I taught a 3 hour My Digital Studio Class (twice!) this weekend.. we had so much fun and it was priceless to see the "lightbulbs" go on as my class attendees asked questions and created digital projects on their computer step by step with me. It was great to meet Doreen and Jan for the first time, too!  Thanks to everyone who attended! 

We made 2 MDS Hybrid projects after the 2 hour computer session.. here is what we made:

Wedding box 1

 

This project features a My Digital Studio box pattern from the hostess offering last Christmas called Savor the Season.  I embellished it with the Meant to Be download (#129354), the Attic Boutique download #129358, we used the Simply Scored tool (#122334) to score the box, and then decorated it with Blushing Bride Pleated ribbon #125570

 

 I thought it would make a really cute wedding or shower favor box filled with chocolates, cookies, or whatevers!


Wedding box 1


Wedding box 1

Our hybrid Digital card project features the fabulous Simply Sent Everyday Elegance cards (#122377 - or get them FREE.. ask me how!) and a focal point designed with the Fabulous Flourets digital download (#126027), die cut and embossed with the Labels Collection Framlet die (#125598) and then accented with the Beautiful Wings butterfly embosslit (#118138) or the Mixed bunch set (#125535/125537) and Bossom Punch (#125603).

Wedding box 1


Wedding box 1

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Fabulous Stampin' Up! Fabric Samples

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I'll admit it... I really am not a very experienced seamstress, but I do have my moms amazing, wonderful Pfaff sewing machine and I WANT to sew more...  I am determined to copy a few of these crafty fabric samples that were on display at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in San Antonio last month... don't you love them?

Fabric display 8

With the exception of the darling purse below, all these samples feature the adorable

Twitterpated Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!

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Fabric display 8


Fabric display 8


Fabric display 8

Above: this purse was one of the many amazing fabulous gifts from Stampin' Up! given to us at the Leadership convention.. it features NEW FABRIC that will be coming out in JUNE in the NEW STAMPIN' UP CATALOG!!  whohooo!!  The gal carrying this purse added the flowers to it.. you can make them with the Fun Flowers Big Shot Die #121812

Fabric display 8

 

So which one are YOU going to copy!?

125412 twitterpated fabric

 

 

 

 

  
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Send me Soaring - Samples from Stampin' Up! Regional Seminar

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125440 send me soaring

 

Last month when I attended the Stampin' Up! Leadership and Regional events in San Antonio, TX, we made some cute projects and one of the featured stamp sets was called

SEND ME SOARING

It's new in the Occasions mini catalog, pg 37. 

I wanted to share some of the samples that were on display using this set... enjoy!  and you can place your order ONLINE HERE for this fun set!

Send soaring 1


Send soaring 1

Send soaring 1

Send soaring 1

Send soaring 1

 

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Stained Glass Designer Cuts Cards

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I was amazed and delighted when I saw this idea shared by Brenda Crenshaw.... I asked her if it was ok if I copied her idea and posted a HOW TO VIDEO ... she said YES!  Thank you Brenda!  GREAT cards!  Scroll down for the Video, and if you are reading this in your email, please visit my blog to view the video.

Designer cut stained glass heart cards

Check out how fun and easy this is when you combine Stampin' Up! Designer Cuts cards and Cardstock Vellum!!

Designer cut stained glass hearts


Designer cut stained glass hearts


Designer cut stained glass hearts


Designer cut stained glass hearts

 

 

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Thank you again Brenda for this fabulous idea!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Spring has Sprung in Patty's Garden!

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It is that time again... spring is here... time to fertilize and water my garden again... everything is budding and drinking up the California Sunshine!!! 

Just thought I'd share a few photos from my time in my garden yesterday... does everybody garden with a camera? Or is it just me?

Patty garden 1


Patty garden 1


Patty garden 1


Patty garden 1


Patty garden 1

 

 

 This is one of my little garden buddies... he was saying "Hey Lady!!! Enough with the photos.. would you toss out some peanuts please!?" :)

Enjoy your day!  Tune in for a FABULOUS video tutorial tomorrow!!

You are going to LOVE it!

 

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Embossing with Label Collection dies VIDEO

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Did you check out the VERY COOL layered embossing ideas featuring the Labels Collection Framelit Dies in my blog post yesterday?   As promised.. today I'm posting more info and a VIDEO TUTORIAL for you! (scroll down for the video, and if you are viewing this in your email feed, you'll need to visit my blog to see the video).

Triple label emboss 2

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Control Freaks Blog Tour - Die Cuts - Feb 2012

Freakwelcome

WELCOME to the February 2012 Control Freaks Blog Tour!!!

We are showcasing PROJECTS USING DIE CUTS and the BIG SHOT in this tour.

You have probably joined me after visiting Jason Casper's blog, and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour.  (All of our projects will be live no later than Monday morning.. if you are joining me Sunday night, you may need to check back tomorrow if all links are not quite working yet.)

My first couple of projects feature the new Labels Collection Framelit dies from the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog.. you'll find them on pg 6 and pg 24, item #125598.

I've cut out shapes with them as well as "embossed" with them.. you'll notice the beautiful raised edges.. isn't this gorgeous!?  Check back on Tuesday, I'll have a VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR YOU !!

 

Label framelit 5

 Watch for a future blog post about the greetings featured on these cards... :) 

Label framelit 5

 

Label framelit 5

 

Label framelit 5

 below.. this is the beautiful impression you'll see inside the card above.. isn't it fab when you emboss with these dies?  Check back Tuesday for my video tutorial on this.

Label framelit 5

My last project featuring a Big Shot die showcases the Elegant Bird Die as a decorative plant stake.  You will also find this die in the Occasions Mini catalog (pg 10) #125593. I used roofing flashing from the hardware store for die cutting this in the Big Shot and then embossed it with the Polkadot embossing folder (#117335).   I love this idea for making fun accents for your garden.. it comes from demonstrator Linda Barnes.  She presented this idea at the Stampin' Up! San Antonio Regional seminar.

Elegant Bird die plants

 

WATCH FOR A VIDEO on TUESDAY

with details on embossing with Framelits!

 

Enjoy the rest of the tour as you join Dawn Olchefske's  blog!

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Designer Cuts cards from Stampin' Up!

 

I love these gorgeous DESIGNER CUTS cards from Stampin' UP!.. they are new in the Occasions mini catalog (pg 9) and they are really fun to play with and embellish with so many different Stampin' Up! products!!

Check out these super beautiful samples that were on display at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting last weekend.  These were created by Cindee.  Wonderful!

 

Designer cuts cards 1

Above, embelished with Everyday Enchantment Designer paper. .FREE during Sale a Bration! and the Mixed Bunch stamp set (#125535 / 125537) and Blossom Punch (#125603)

 

 

Designer cuts cards 1

Above, embellishd with the Hearts Collection Framelits die #125599

 

Designer cuts cards 1

Above, embellished with the Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz #125580 and Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon #124145

 

Designer cuts cards 1

 

Above, embellished with the Designer Rosette Big Shot Die #125594 and Mocha Morning DSP #122366

 

Designer cuts cards 1

 

Above, embellished with Red Glimmer paper #121790 (behind heart) and Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon #125570

 

Designer cuts cards 1

 

Above, embellished with the Mixed Bunch stamp set (#125535 / 125537) and Blossom Punch (#125603)

 

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Swap Card Contest Winners - Feb 2012 meeting

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At each of our Luv 2 Stamp Group meetings, we swap stamped cards and then we vote for our favorites... I give prizes to the top 3 winners... this time we had a TIE for the top 3 !!!  The winners will recieve the new diagonal scoring tool from Stampin' Up!

Swap contest winners


Swap contest winners
above: Nancy's card

Swap contest winners
Above: Sharon Lim's card

Swap contest winners
Above: Sharon Howard's card

 

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My Digital Studio Baby Shower Invitation

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I was asked by my sister-in-law for help with baby shower invitations ....

so what do you do when the mom-to-be wants

green and plum and elephants???

You use MY DIGITAL STUDIO of course!

Check it out.. I'm the GUEST BLOGGER

on the My Digital Studio website!!!

you can read the whole story there! :)


Baby shower 1

 


and below is the matching Thank You card I made for her:

 

Baby thank you card


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Scallop Square box instructions

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Valentine scallop box

Thanks for your great response to the cute Valentine Scallop Square box posted yesterday on my blog.. many of you asked for the scoring instructions for this cute project that was shared by Stampin' Up! at the San Antonio Leadership conference in January. 

This cute project features the Scallop Square die and Big Shot from Stampin' Up!

Below you will find the scoring instructions that will help you make this cute box.

To make this project, you will need:

  • 5x5 cardstock (if you cut it from 12x12 cardstock, you will get 4 projects from 1 sheet)
  • scallop square die (#115950)
  • Simply Scored Tool (#122334)
  • Sticky Strip (#104294)
  • 3x5 cello bag (#103104)
  • ribbon
  • stamps to decorate the front

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Cut out scallop square with die and Big Shot and score per below:

Scallop sq 2 scallops

 turn scallop square 90 degrees and score:

Scallop sq 2 scallops

 Cut per below:

Scallop sq 2 scallops

crease on all folds with bone folder, and add sticky strip to ends and fold up:

Scallop sq 2 scallops

 

Closed box

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting Make n Takes and video

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If you joined us at our Luv 2 Stamp Group at our Stampin' Up! meeting last weekend, you were sure to have had a great time and I'm confident you came away very INSPIRED!!  We had a great day and I think everyone enjoyed the 4 projects we made as well as the presentations, tips, displays, snacks, lunch, etc. !

For those unable to attend or who requested the

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Here are the projects we made in the afternoon during the Make n Take session... I hope you enjoy the inspiration!

Valentine scallop box

Scallop Square die gift box with P.S. I Love You stamped accents

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Valentine scallop box

Everyday Elegance Simply Sent Cards (you can get these FREE During Sale a Bration!)


Valentine scallop box

Kraft Gift Boxes decorated with Twitterpated Fabric and Blossom Builder flowers


Valentine scallop box

5x5 Art Journal decorated with punched out butterflies from the FREE Sale a Bration Designer Paper pack - Everyday Enchantment

 If you would like to join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, and be a part of our Luv 2 Stamp Group, you can READ MORE INFO HERE and contact me with any questions.  I'd love to talk to you about our group and all Stampin' Up! has to offer.  JOIN NOW at a $50 discount!!

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting fun! Feb. 2012

 

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We had a MOST MARVELOUS time on Saturday in Concord, CA at our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting! What a joy it is to spend the day with my fellow stampers and be inspired by their enthusiasm!!!

Meeting room 1


Meeting room 1

  Above and Below:  Ellen won our "Make your own nametag" contest... isn't her nametag just adorable!?  She won a package of the Blossom Builders flowers and the Designer Cuts notecards!

 

Ellen nametag


Make n take table 1
Cristina and Janet at the Registration table:

Make n take table 1
Joy enjoying the displays:

Make n take table 1
Cindee's cute paper flowers!
Cindee flowers
"Wow Tips" by Leadership attendees:

Cindee flowers

Make n take table 2

Meeting room 3

Check back tomorrow for lots more photos and info on the projects we made!

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My Digital Studio Meeting Welcome Packets

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It's that time again... time for another

Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting!!

Today is going to be a lot of fun!

I always like to welcome our first timers and visitors with a little gift.. I made the heart tags with My Digital Studio and the fun new MY CUTE VALENTINE Digital Download! Inside the bag are some Stampin' Up! notepads and pens.

Welcome MDS meeting

 After I printed the hearts, I cut them out using the FABULOUS new Hearts Framelits dies and the Big Shot from Stampin' Up!

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Meeting handouts

 

I am so excited about today.. our meeting is going to be so much fun!!  I have printed and collated and bagged up 1,457 color copy handouts for my gals!

We are making 4 fun projects, Cindee is demo'ing her gorgeous flower pin, we are hearing tons of tips and ideas from the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference, and I am presenting a Stampin' Up! Workshop.  I've been doing workshops for almost 17 years, and I still remember my first workshop, I practiced "my speech" about 15 times before the workshop.. I brought loads and loads of supplies with me, and I think I tried to teach every stamping technique known to mankind!  LOL 

My, how things have changed! :)

Anyway.. back to the meeting.. I had fun making some of the handouts using MDS images.. I love adding the images to my Word documents as well as creating documents with MDS artwork in My Digital Studio.

I created our agenda using Word and inserting MDS images to decorate the page!

 

DL meeting agenda MDS

And I created the "Wow Items I learned today" sheet in My Digital Studio, for my meeting attendees to write down and remember the fabulous tips they hear today.

DL meeting agenda MDS

 

I hope that you are inspired by my My Digital Studio creations, and I hope that you will consider joining Stampin' Up! and our Luv 2 Stamp group during Sale a Bration!  Stampin' Up! is offering a DISCOUNT on the starter kit... it is $50 OFF!!  Such a great way to join the Stampin' Up! family!  VISIT THIS PAGE for more info and please email me if you have any questions.

 

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