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December 2013

New Years Stamp Set Organization Tip

 

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I have always struggled with what to do with my Christmas, Fall and Halloween sets for 3/4 of the year.. and I figured out a great solution!

I tucked them all behind my other stamp sets!! Whohooo!!  I Doubled my stamp set storage!

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I was so excited when I discovered that my 12" deep shelves accomodated 2 rows deep of the Stampin' Up! clear mount boxes!!  whohooo!

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I also keep all my Big Shot Framelits in the Clear Mount Boxes, so they are on my shelf as well, since my Big Shot is right below these shelves.

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{{I've had a few questions about the framelit storage... yes, I have magnetic sheets inside the cases, and I bought them when Stampin' Up! used to sell them.  You can purchase them at home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes in the section where they sell heating and cooling duct supplies.. they are meant to cover the duct openings when you are not using your A/C or heat... hope that helps}}

I found these really sturdy GORGEOUS RED boxes at Lowes and they fit perfectly on this shelf, so I used them to store extra Washi Tape, my Undefined Kits, and other items. I made tags for them with the new Scalloped Edge Tag Punch (you'll find this on pg 35 of the new Occasions "Celebrate the Everyday" catalog from Stampin' Up!)

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It's kind of like getting your Christmas tree and decorations all taken down and stored away for the year.. feels like a great start to the new year, doesn't it?

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If you need storage boxes for your stamps, accessories or framelits, you can find them online here:

Purchase your Storage boxes in my online store:

Wood Mount Full Size, pack of 4 #127551

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Wood Mount Half size, pack of 4 #127552

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Patty's Top Blog Posts of 2013

 

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Each year I share with you my Blog Year in Review for PattyStamps.com

This year with so much traffic generated from my Pinterest Boards, it was very easy to see which posts were the most popular throughout the year!

 

You can click on any link to visit that post for more information :)

January 2013 Favorite Blog Post

All Dressed Up Framed Art

 

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February 2013 Favorite Blog Post

Trifold Latch Card

 


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March 2013 Favorite Blog Post

 10 Ways to Alter your Dress Up framelit dresses

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April 2013 Favorite Blog Post

 Pizza Punch Art card - perfect for a guy card!

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May 2013 Favorite Blog Post

 Technique Tip Video:  embossing your Antique Brads!

 

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June 2013 Favorite Blog Post

 Hot Tip: create an easy banner embellishment with the Hexagon Punch

 

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 July 2013 Favorite Blog Post

Frosted Finishes Bracelet

(Frosted Finishes only available until Jan. 2nd!)

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August 2013 Favorite Blog Post

Thinlit Flip Card Framelit dies video tutorial

 

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September 2013 Favorite Blog Post

 File Folder Cards with the Envelope Punch Board Video (actually my highest viewed video in a LONG time!)

 

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October 2013 Favorite Blog Post

Envelope Liner Gift Card Holders

 

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November 2013 Favorite Blog Post

the M&M Christmas Story featuring My Digital Studio tags

 

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December 2013 Favorite Blog Post

How to make dress up skirts with Cupcake Liners!

 

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So I am kind of seeing a theme here.. I think we'll call 2013 "the year of the Dress Up framelits"!

 Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your continued support of my business and your enthusiastic comments on my blog!  I am thankful for you!

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Preserve your Family Christmas Memories with Stampin' Up!

 

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 Project Life Style Stampin' Up! Scrapbook

Bennett Family Christmas Memories

Now that Christmas is done, don't forget to get all those precious photos OUT of your Camera and into scrapbooks!!  Stampin' Up! offers a great digital solution with My Digital Studio, or, you can scrapbook them after you print them out - this great 8x8 album is perfect for your Christmas photos!

I had so much fun this year going through our 28 years of Christmas memories and putting photos into one of the Stampin' Up! "Project LIfe Style" divided page protectors in the Seasonal Stripes 8"x8" album!

I used the page protectors that came in the album plus 2 more refills.  So the entire book only cost about $30 to $35, including a couple packs of the Journaling Tags.

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The divided page protectors allow for all sorts of creativity and different size photos and journaling tags.. this was SO much fun to do! Don't forget, only a couple more days left to purchase these supplies in the Holiday Catalog!  This catalog ENDS on Jan. 2nd.

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 Below are the 3 products you'll need for this project:

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Season Tripes 8x8 ring album #132259

Season of Style Journaling Tags  #132808

8x8 divided page protectors #132544

If you enjoy the Project Life Style scrapbooks, you may want to try out my friend Katina's monthly Luvin Life kits.. she does a great job at putting together a seasonal kit for each month .. I have been subscribing to it for almost a year now and am eager to start working on my 12x12 albums!

 

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Last Chance Reminder - Holiday Catalog ENDS Jan. 2

 

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Don't Miss Out! See all the popular Holiday Catalog Products online here!

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The New Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog

"Celebrate the Everyday"

starts on Jan. 3rd!!

If you are one of my regular customers, you should have recieved yours in the mail by now.

If you are not a regular customer or don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please email me to request your catalog today! (see email at the top of this page in my header)

 

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Winner of the Endless Wishes Stampin Up Blog Candy Prize

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Thank you to the 200+ people who left a comment sharing a Christmas Tradition with me.. I read every single one of your comments and LOVED reading about your traditions!!!!

 

 

The Random Winner of the

Endless Wishes Stamp set is:

 

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 CONGRATS!!  Please email me with your shipping address!

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Occasions Catalog Product Share offer from Patty

Don't miss the NEW ITEMS on the

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack at Discounted Prices - up to 80% OFF!

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I know how much you all look forward to each new Stampin' Up! catalog and a new product share, and I'm excited to offer you the opportunity to receive a selection of NEW PRODUCTS from the NEW Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog!!

"Celebrate the Everyday" Occasions Catalog

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 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog Product Share

RESERVE YOURS TODAY!  Only $16 + shipping!

Your Occasions Catalog Product Share includes ALL of these products:

  • 30 pieces of 6x6 Designer Series Paper (1 of each design from all 6 NEW packages)
  • 12 pieces of 4-1/2"x 6-1/2" DSP from the Fresh Prints DSP Stack
  • 4 Basic Metalic Silver Buttons
  • 6 Metallic clothepins (3 silver, 3 gold)
  • 1 yard Gold Sequin trim
  • 5 Watercolor Wonder printed notecards with envelopes

BONUS: Free Valentine notecard/envelope and red heart goodie bag sampler with your share!

Your cost is only $16.00 per share

plus $5.60 Prioirty shipping

EMAIL ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE YOUR SHARE TODAY!

How to sign up:

To RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW in Patty's Product Share, email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net with the following info:

    your name, shipping address, phone #

    the email address you use for Paypal

I will reserve your spot in my Product Share and invoice you through paypal when each group of 8 fills up.  If you don't have a paypal account, you can select to pay the invoice via debit card or credit card.  If those options do not work for you, email me to work out payment.

I will always do my best to get this product out to you as soon as possible, and I will be putting in the first order on Jan. 3rd (when we can order Occasions Catalog products) and then placing orders as each group fills and sending them right back out as soon as they arrive here (unless there are any backorders or items sell out).

If you are in my Luv 2 Stamp Group or you do not need the share shipped to you, be sure to ask me about your discounted price!

Open to US residents only.

Need an Occasions Catalog? contact your demonstrator, or email me and I'll send you one.

 

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Sweet Sayings and Flowerful Heart - Limited Time Offer

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Sweet Sayings Printed Card & Envelope set

Stampin' Up! is offering these GREAT printed Sweet Sayings cards with colorful envelopes and this beautiful Flowerful Heart single stamp for a LIMITED TIME ONLY! 

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12 Sweet Sayings printed cards with 12 pretty envelopes, only $5.95 #134609

Available only until January 27, 2014

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Flowerful Heart Single Stamp, only $9.95, #134617

background flourish stamp is from the Creative Elements stamp set #128523 / 122647

Stamped in Real Red ink, #126949

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SNEAK PEEK:  coming in the Occasions Catalog on Jan 3rd: Peaceful Petals stamp set!

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I LOVE it when this happens... one of the hearts from the Stampin' Up! Hearts Collection Framelits fits the Flowerful Heart stamp!!  Yes!!

 

View all of the new Valentine products in my online store!

Available ONLY UNTIL January 27, 2014

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Endless Wishes stamp set give away - Blog Candy for Christmas

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Christmas

Blog Candy!

I have an unused, retired Endless Wishes stamp set to give away!

To be entered to win this gift, just leave me a comment on this blog post and tell me a fun family tradition you are enjoying this Christmas!

I will do a random drawing on Saturday morning, Dec. 28 and will announce the winner that day here on my blog!

This set was available for a short time this holiday season from Stampin' Up! but it sold out and is no longer available.  This is a photopolymer stamp set and you will need to provide your own clear blocks to use the set.

Merry Christmas!

 

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

 

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Merry Christmas from the Bennett home to Yours!

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From the Bennett home to your home, wishing you

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Thank you to each and every one of you for your kindness throughout the year

and for visiting me here at PattyStamps.com

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Wishing you a wonderful Christmas as you celebrate with family and friends!

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Above.. some of our sweet Penguin Collection - do you love Penguins? check out my Pinterest board

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I learned about this photography technique called bokeh a few years ago and always love to take photos of some of our ornaments every year like this.. 

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May your Christmas be filled with

family,

friends,

love,

good health

and the sweet memory of the babe in the manger!

 

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Bennett Family Christmas Cards 2013

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Each year I love to share our annual Christmas card with you.  I created one for friends and family and one for my Luv 2 Stamp group of demonstrators. 

I enjoy creating them using My Digital Studio.. this is the Stampin' Up! digital program that allows me to use all of the Stampin' Up! artwork and create cards, letters, calendars, and home decor projects all professionally printed by the Stampin' Up! print service!!

This year as you can see, I played on the "Words with Friends" theme.. our family and many of our friends enjoy playing this fun game on our phones!

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This is the front and back of the 5x7 postcard I created.  Pretty clever if I do say so myself!

If you enjoy scrabble and/or play Words with Friends, I hope you will consider adding a game with us on your smartphone!

 

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This is the card I created for my Luv 2 Stamp Group downline... the inside contained a letter with info about our group and some of the perks of being a member of our team and a HUGE thank you to each and every demonstrator in our group for being a special part of my life.

(you can click the image below if you wish to view it larger)

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Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

The Bennett Family,

Eric, Patty & Jason

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Joyful Christmas Poinsettia Card

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You might remember we used these cute Merry Little Christmas card kits for a stamping class project last month (see them HERE), and I thought I'd use one of the cards and dress it up a little... I LOVE the poinsettia from the "Joyful Christmas" stamp set (pg 27 in the Stampin' UP! Holiday Catalog).. so I stamped the tag in the card kit with that pretty flower and then added Season's Greetings from the Joy to the World stamp set (pg 24 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog).

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The kit comes with the pretty red polka dot envelope liners.. isn't that a pretty touch?

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So what really gives this a sweet touch is the embossed hearts... oh so easy with the Adorning Accents embossing folder trio!  Find that on pg 190 in the Stampin' Up! catalog, or here online.

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  • Joy to the World set, #131796 / 131799
  • Joyful Christmas set, #131802 / 131805
  • Merry Little Christmas card kit #132158
  • Adorning Accents embossing folder trio, #125601
  • Gumball Green ribbon #126848

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Christmas Fun with Elf on a Shelf

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How many of you are having fun with Elf on a Shelf?

Elf-on-a-shelf-kit-kat-funI kept seeing so many fun ideas on Pinterest for Elf on a Shelf, so I decided to bring home an elf for our family. 

Our son would have LOVED this when he was little.. but we didn't know about this tradition then.  Even though he's 22 now, each day when my husband and our son finds the elf somewhere in the house, they SMILE and that just warms my heart!

I love it when I can make my hubby and son smile, so bringing this elf home to our house this year certainly accomplished that!  :)

 I will be archiving our Elf on a Shelf antics on my Pinterest Board here.

The elf hides around the house each day, and waits to be found.. it's really fun to see what he is up to each day!

Here are some of the places our elf has been hanging out:

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Some days our elf just hangs out and does fun things, and some days he brings little gifties!

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Whohooo!! Elf brought another penguin for our Christmas Penguin collection! 

He was hiding in Jason's stocking!

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By the way, our Elf's name is Carlito ... Jason named him :)

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Below... uh oh... Carlito got into some mischief today!!!

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Now remember.. our son is over 21... I am sure Carlito knows that! :)

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And of course... what holiday would be complete without a little stamping.. such a silly elf!

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 Leave me a comment below and tell me what your elf has been up to!

oh, and how is this for fun... I saw this idea on Pinterest as well.. cheerios as elf donuts!!

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2014 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Freakwelcome2013 WELCOME to the December 2013

 Control Freaks

 Blog Tour!!!

 We are excited to bring you 

Stampin' Up!

 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks

and

Sale a Bration 2014 Sneak Peeks

The Occasions Catalog goes live for customers on Jan. 3rd.

Sale a Bration starts for customers on Jan. 28.  Contact your demonstrator for your catalogs!

You have probably reached me via Connie's blog...  and if not, be sure to travel backwards on the tour and visit her! :)

First Up... I created a gift basket with cute supplies from the Dollar Spot at Target, and I decorated the box with new Washi Tape, new Twine, a new gold clothespin and a new Flower Punch!

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I was thrilled with how well these cute items coordinated with our new gold Washi Tape!

New Sneak Peek Stampin' Up! Products I used:

  • Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape (gold!!)
  • Gold Baker's Twine
  • Mini Metallic Clothespins (gold and silver)
  • Petite Petals flower punch
  • Happy Watercolor stamp set ("you make me HAPPY" stamp)

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My 2nd new sneak peek project for you, shown above and below:  One of my Luv 2 Stamp Group downline "challenged" me to create a Christmas  card with the new Petite Petals flower set and matching punch.. and I thought.. HMMMM, ok, game on!

Do you like it?  I think it turned out very Christmasy and so fresh and fun! I also used the Stampin' Up! Notecards and the Season of Style Washi Tape.

New Sneak Peek Stampin' Up! Products I used:

  • Petite Petals flower punch
  • Petite Petals Stamp Set

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Tag-topper-punch-to-fromAnd here is a little bonus project for you showcasing a new punch from the Occasions Catalog and a new punch you can earn as a Free Sale a Bration item in 2014!

New Sneak Peek Stampin' Up! Products I used:

This new Scalloped Tag Topper punch is probably my most favorite accessory in the Occasions Catalog!  Just cut your paper to 2" wide, insert and punch.. voila... super cute tag!  I rounded the bottom corners with the corner rounder punch on the Envelope Punch Board.

The 2nd new punch you might notice is the BANNER Punch, available starting Jan. 28 as a free Sale a Bration gift with your $50 purchase!

 

 

Click here or the link below to continue the tour on Mary Brown's blog... she is the next stop on our tour!

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Season of Style Journaling Tags File Folder Cards

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Need a QUICK Christmas card to deliver with your Neighbor Gifts?

Check out my SIDE FOLD File Folder Cards created with the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board and the Season of Style Journaling Tags!!

Not sure how to make a file folder card?  I have a video tutorial for you! Start with a 4-1/4"x11" piece of cardstock, fold in 1/2 and then proceed to make the file folder tabs per the video.

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Season of Style Journaling Tags, #132808  ON SALE this week!  Only $3.71 per pack of 35 tags!

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VIDEO TUTORIAL for making the File Folder Cards with the Envelope Punch Board

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Available in my Stampin' Up! online store:

 

Stampin' Trimmer #126889        Envelope Punch Board #133774

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 (How to Make Envelopes Video HERE)

 To view a video on making ENVELOPES with the Envelope Punch Board, please visit my blog post here.

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Season of Style Journaling Tags, #132808

 

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Don't miss out on the GREAT SALE PRICES this week!

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and here is your chance.. if you want to make one of the gorgeous

L O V E  Banners (see this post), get your  banner refill kit now!

 

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