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September 2012

Welcome to my New Demonstrators

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I love this little Welcome Stamp that I received in a special stamp set at Convention 2011 from Stampin' Up!... I stamped it on a die cut from the Apothecary Accents Framelits set and added it to a cello bag with samples, and gifts, for my newest Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! 

Welcome new demonstrators

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I am also working on an amazing little gift for my new demonstrators... I'll be sharing that in a week or 2.. stay tuned!

Thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! Family?

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Betsy's Blossoms and Floral District DSP

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LOVE this peppy combo of colors.. isn't the Floral District Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! so pretty??

Floral district banners

Betsy's Blossoms stamp set, pg 72, #126004 / 126006

Floral Distrcit DSP, pg 163, #126919

2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, pg 184, #118874

PRIMROSE PETALS: ink, ribbon and cardstock, pg 152

Don't forget.. FREE RIBBON and FREE INK PAD offer ends Sunday, Sept. 30

FREE in color ribbon copy

You get to select one roll of In Color Ribbon (shown above) with

EACH $40 YOU ORDER FROM STAMPIN UP!

And, you also get to select a free ink pad from me for each $60 in orders

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FREE Gumball Green Ribbon

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 RUN, don't WALK.. or don't blink... or something like that... 

but don't miss out on the SPECIAL FREE RIBBON OFFER from Stampin' Up!

You can get this pretty Gumball Green Ribbon FREE with your $40 order!

Perfectly preserved gumball green ribbon

in fact.. you get a FREE Roll of 2012-2013 In Color Ribbon with EACH $40 you order by Sept. 30!

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I love these happy colors.. Real Red and Gumball Green!

126690 perfectly preserved copy
Perfectly Preserved stamp set, pg 29 holiday catalog

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Don't Miss it... FREE RIBBON from Stampin Up

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FREE RIBBON OFFER from Stampin' Up!

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Cowboy Boot Class Card

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"4 for Him, 4 for Her" Class Sample

Featuring the BOOTIFUL OCCASIONS & BLUE RIBBON stamp sets

from Stampin' Up!

  Bootiful kick up yer heels

Bootiful kick up yer heels 3In my recent "4 for Him, 4 for Her" class we used this super fun Cowboy Boot from the Bootiful Occasions stamp set (pg 50 in the Stampin' Up! Catalog). 

I paired it with the BLUE RIBBON stamp set and some fun background papers... see below for full recipe of products used. (Don't you LOVE the pre-embossed Naturals Composition papers!?)

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for an

AMAZING TIP!

 

 Bootiful festival of prints

We stamped the boot in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock, cut it out and then sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink for that real leather cowboy boot look!

It is layered onto circles and scallops... see below for sizes and paper used.

OK.. NOW.. HERE IS THE FANTASTIC TIP...

Sharon Howard figured this out in our class... this is how you can stamp this Blue Ribbon image and punch it out with the Scallop Circle punch without punching off the ribbon tails!

STEP 1: Stamp blue ribbon image and make 2 cuts with your paper snips as shown

Blue ribbon punch 1

STEP 2: Flip the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch upside down, and pull the "ribbons" up through the opening as shown:

Blue ribbon punch 2

STEP 3: Pull the ribbons and position so that the scallop lines up with the punch

Blue ribbon punch 3

STEP 4: Punch

Blue ribbon punch 4

STEP 5: take it out of the punch

Blue ribbon punch 5

STEP 6: Trim the ribbons by hand with your paper snips

Blue ribbon punch 6

Isn't that FANTABULOUS!!?? Thank you Sharon!

Notice in the Festival of Prints paper pack, one side looks very Christmasy and the other side has great masculine patterns... GREAT for this Cowboy card!

126904 festival of prints pack

125979 blue ribbon

126595 bootiful occasions

Stampin' UP! Supplies used in this project:

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  • STAMP SETS: Bootiful Occasions, pg 50 #126595 / 126597, Blue Ribbon, pg 33 #125979 / 125981
  • PUNCHES: 1-3/4" circle #119850, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle #118874, 2-1/2" circle #120906, Large Oval #1119855, Scallop oval #119856
  • SPECIALTY PAPERS: Notecards & Envelopes pg 160 #107311, Natural Composition Specialty DSP pg 162, #126917, Festival of Prints DSP Paper Stack pg 20 (holiday cat.) #126904
  • CARDSTOCK: Chocolate Chip #102128, Whisper White #100730, Crumb Cake #120953
  • INK: Island Indigo #126986, Early Espresso #126974, Soft Suede (sponging) #126978
  • ACCESSORIES: Sponge Daubers #102892, Dimensionals #104430

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Founder's Circle 2012 Swap

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I have one last post for you from our Founder's Circle event earlier this month.. our annual Swap Night is always held in our PJ's, and we have a share beforehand where demonstrators share business tips, then we swap. 

There were 120 of us swapping this year... LOVED all the ideas.. i'll be sharing some here with you over the coming months.  SEE BELOW for swap night photos... and this was the card I made (with My Digital Studio, and stamped/punched images on top)

Mds founders circle swap 1

Mds founders circle swap 2

Mds founders circle swap inside

Mds founders circle swap back

in line ready to swap:

Swap night line

the fabulous canvas tote Stampin' Up! gave us for our swaps!

Swap night tote

Laura and I with our cute swap totes:

Swap night patty laura

Swap night

 Left: Stella and I                         Right: My "fellow Patty"

Swap night stella patty Swap night pattystamps stamp pattys
Don't you love it... "Patty Stamps" and "Stamp Patty's" ... what a dynamic duo! LOL

Just got this photo (below) emailed to us from Stampin' Up!.. so thought I'd add it to the post ..

Pj night

 

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Stampin Up Printers Tray Fall & Christmas Class

>>> NEW CLASS JUST ADDED TO MY SCHEDULE!


Fall 2012 printers tray inserts Christmas 2012 printers tray inserts

(tray measures approx. 11"x13")

I hope you will join me for this very special class.. seating is limited, so RSVP early!

PRINTER'S TRAY - FALL & CHRISTMAS CLASS

Printers tray close upReceive your own premade wooden tray with handle (from Stampin' Up!) and the preprinted inserts (designed with My Digital Studio) for the Fall and Christmas projects shown above, as well as the embellishments (die cuts, ribbon, tulle, rhinestones, brads, buttons, etc.) to complete 14 inserts for your tray!   Class includes 1 tray and 14 inserts and embellishments,  etc.

Place: Patty's House, Hercules, CA (SF Bay Area)

Dates Available: 

    Saturday, Nov. 3, 10am or 2pm

    Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7pm

Class Fee: includes ALL supplies $35.00

Sold out

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Class Kit in the Mail: no longer available

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I will be offering additional classes in 2013 for more seasonal inserts for your tray.  However, I cannot guarantee I'll have more trays in 2013 (limited supply), so I would encourage you to get your tray now with this class offering.

Questions: email Patty

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Winner of the Christmas Card Class Kit

Thanks to everyone who left comments on my blog while I was away at Founder's Circle.. The Randomly Selected Winner of the Christmas Card Class Kit in the mail is:

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Paula M from the Paper Spa in Alambama!!  You are the winner!! Please EMAIL ME with your address so i can mail your kit this coming week!


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Stamp Set Give Away

3x3 FREE stamp set-001I am giving away a free stamp set this weekend.... a stamp set of YOUR CHOICE.. leave me a comment this weekend and let me know which stamp set out of the current US Stampin' UP! Catalog or Holiday catalog you would like and WHY. 

The fine print:

Tell me if you'd like wood or clear mount, if there is that choice

Open to US residents only

Open to Customers of Patty Bennett only

I'll select a winner on Monday, Sept. 24, and contact you for your shipping address.

You must leave a comment at the bottom this this post ON MY BLOG.. emails will not count.

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Perfectly Preserved Flowers

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Stampin' UP! has done it again... they made me fall in love with a stamp set that I didn't think I needed.. but it's too fun!

How about some

PERFECTLY PRESERVED FLOWERS,

canned in a darling jar just for you today? You'll find them in the Perfectly Preserved stamp set on pg 29 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.

Perfectly preserved flowers

Perfectly preserved flowers 3

 How fun are all these cute little details I added to this jar?!?

 I stamped the flower image from the Perfectly Preserved set then die cut it with the mathcing Framelit set (Cannery Set framelits, pg 29, #127822). I also die cut the "lid" of the jar with DSP and the framelits so it looks a bit like a fabric covered lid. Then i tied Early Espresso Baker's Twine around the lid and lately added a darling "thanks so much" punched image using the Tiny Tags set (pg 124 #118091) and the Little Labels Punch pack (pg 183, #126881).

SAVE 15%!  Check out the PERFECTLY PRESERVED BUNDLE PRICING!! SAVE 15% when you buy the stamp set and matching framelit dies! WOOD MOUNT OR CLEAR MOUNT

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Perfectly Preserved stamp set, pg 29 holiday catalog

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Simply Sent Sealed with Love top 10 cards

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Each month I send the top 10 in Sales in my Luv 2 Stamp Group a card to acknowledge their accomplishments.

For top August Sales in my group, I made cards using the

SIMPLY SENT SEALED WITH LOVE kit

from the Holiday Mini catalog. 

You will find it on pg 35 of the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.

Simply sent sealed with love 1

Simply sent sealed with love 12

The fun precut envelopes are double sided... I selected polka dots for the inside and flowers for the outside. 

The note inserts are preprinted too and I added some graphics I printed and punched out from My Digital Studio.

Find these fun and quick kits on pg 35 of the Holiday catalog

item #126934

you get 10 notecards, 10 precut envelopes and accessories

all for only $7.95!!

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Favorite Blooming with Kindness card

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This was a card from a recent stamp class... we made

"4 cards for Him and 4 cards for Her"...

guess you can guess this was a "her card" :)

Blooming kindness delicate designs 3

See below for Stampin' Up! supplies featured in this card.

Featured Stamp set: Blooming with Kindness


Blooming kindness twitterpated

Above: it was interesting to see how the different DSP patterns changed the look of this card.. I loved the pink and green combo as shown at the top of this post, but they all look so pretty!

Blooming kindess sponge dauber

Above: one tip... after stamping the flower in Primrose Petals ink, put just a touch of ink on your sponge dauber and go around in a circle, leaving the center white.. it really pops.


Blooming kindess delicate designs folder

Don't you love the lacy butterfly?  I punched it out of Fan Fair DSP!

Do you want a chance to win this gorgeous embossing folder?  Leave me a comment to let me know you have placed an online order with me  of $40 or more by midnight Friday, 9/21, and i'll randomly pick a winner and mail it out next week!

 

 STAMPIN' UP SUPPLIES YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS PROJECT:

  • Blooming with Kindness stamp set, pg 87, #126420 / 126422
  • Ink: Primrose Petals and Lucky Limeade, pg 152
  • Notecards with Envelopes, pg 160, #107311
  • Delicate Designs Folders, pg 188, #127023
  • Basic Pearls, pg 175, #119247
  • Elegant Butterfly Punch, pg 185, #127526
  • Twitterpated DSP, pg 165, #125406
  • Fan Fair DSP, pg 165, #126918
  • Apothecary Accents Framelits, pg 191, #127003

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Founder's Circle 2012 report from Patty - final post

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I have one last post for you with fun photos of my AMAZING week at the Stampin' UP! Founder's Circle Retreat.. then it's BACK TO STAMPING tomorrow!

 We were set up into groups on the first night, our group was Crane's Beach, and these were my fellow group members:

Founders cranes beach group
L to R: Diane, Tamye, Cindy, Patty and Aly

We are soooo spoiled on this trip.. this is a photo of the gifts I came home with ... believe me, packing was "creative" on the last night!

Founders circle gifts

Youtube presentation<< On our PJ Party Share and Swap night, I was asked to give a presentation about YouTube and how my videos have helped my business.

Below: 3 of the dearest people ever.. Sara, Mom Pat and Shelli:

Founders sara pat shelli
Do you love this.. I had this little fabric tote and I added a fabric flower from Cindee to my tote... this was perfect for my cell phone, snail, camera and essentials while staying at the hotel.

Founders tote with fabric flower

How about this for a fun teaser... I'll show you how to make these flowers another time.. Cherry Cobbler Tulle gathered and heated with the Stampin' Up! Heat tool! (these were on Selma's apron)

Founders cherry cobbler tulle flower

I LOVE making new friends... this is one of my dearest friends Ruth (right), and our new friend Catherine.. what a SWEEEET lady!! 

Catherine patty ruth founders

 LEFT: our dearest friend at the Marriott, Carolyn

RIGHT: I love getting an annual photo with Shelli!

Founders carolyn

Founders patty shelli

On Friday, we rode the bus from St. George to Kanab (about 1-3/4 hours) and toured the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility there.. so exciting to see new changes!!

Kanab welcome
Below: My upline, Sandy and I at the Stampin' Up! Rock in Kanab

Founders sandy patty rock

above and below.. our day trip to the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility in Kanab, UT

Kanab lunch room

we had a yummy BBQ lunch with the employees in Kanab!

Kanab lunch
Below.. CUTE thermal totes with our meal after the Glen Canyon Colorado River Float trip:

Kanab dinner tote
I will have ONE more Founder's Circle post later this week featuring our SWAP NIGHT activities.. but we'll be back to stamping ideas tomorrow. 

Thanks friends, for coming on my Founder's Circle journey with me this past week.. hope you enjoyed the photos!

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Founder's Circle 2012 Glen Canyon Float Trip

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Each year on our Founder's Circle Trip we are treated to a most amazing "event'.. we never know what it will be, or where, but this year the Event Staff DELIGHTED AND AMAZED us with a float trip down a 3 hour portion of the Colorado River!!  We launched right below the Glen Canyon Dam at the base of Lake Powell, and floated for 3 hours (insert singing here... "a 3 hour tour, a 3 hour tour") :) down Glen Canyon on the Colorado River!!

The photos speak for themselves.. God's amazing handiwork shows at every twist and turn on this river!

Glen canyon 2a

We launched right at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam.. Lake Powell is on the other side of this dam.



Glen canyon launch site

Glen canyon dam

We went over this bridge above the dam to get here... the Glen Canyon Dam Bridge is 700 feet above the river... wow!!

Glen canyon dam bridge

Behind the dam is Lake Powell.

The water comes from the bottom of the lake under the dam and into the Colorado River.. so the water is super cold.... 47 degrees!!!! 

The weather was warm - in the 90's - but the breeze off the water was delightful as we moved..

Glen canyon 1


Glen canyon 3

Glen canyon 4


Glen canyon 5
Below: Stella and Ruth and I .. the sun was pretty brutal for us fair skinned girls, so the hats were necessary!

Glen canyon stella patty ruth


stay tuned tomorrow for more fun!

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