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Million $$ Milestone Celebration - Flowers and a Card from Stampin' Up!

 

OH my!! Look what just arrived!!!! Gorgeous Flowers and a STUNNING card from Stampin' Up!

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What a sweet way to say Congratulations on my million $$ sales milestone!!!

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Sara Douglass told me they would be sending flowers and making a special card for me.. she asked what my favorite DSP or stamp set was, and of course I said English Garden designer paper!!!

Look at this gorgeous envelope they created out of the English Garden designer paper.. I am sure it's sponged and spritzed to give it extra background color.. it is stunning!!! It's even sewn on a sewing machine!!!!

 

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Of course I couldn't even open it til I took like 20 pictures of it!! :)

Then I opened it.. STUNNING!! What a gorgeous card, with a sweet handwritten note from Sara inside!

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Isn't that the coolest how they die cut P A T T Y  and placed the raised letters on the card!?

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and look at this gorgeous butterfly.. wow.. it's partially embossed with gold embossing powder.. how classy, stunning and amazing!

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You know that "flowers are my thing".. I love my garden and roses.. and these are just stunning, from Olive & Cocoa in Salt Lake City!!

 

 I thought I'd share this with you, too.  This is a wonderful article that Stampin' Up! published last week when I reached my million $$ in personal sales! 

Congratulations, Patty Bennett!

posted by Stampin' UP! September 24, 2015

Patty Bennett got the official news that she crossed the one million career-to-date sales milestone while on a bus ride to the airport-heading home after the last Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle. She celebrated with about 30 of her dear Stampin' Up! friends. "The entire bus was cheering! Not only cheering, but taking videos and photos of me as I checked my phone to see if that order had been placed!" There must have been a whirlwind of emotions during that two-hour bus ride as she reflected about her 20-year ride at Stampin' Up!

She shares, "I think about all of the people who have purchased products from me, about how our catalogs and products have changed, about how many UPS deliveries that would be, about how excited I am to come to the home office for my two-day visit, and about my loyal customers, family, and friends who have shared this journey with me!" Well, Patty, as you imagine all of those UPS boxes, we hope you can see a big CONGRATULATIONS stamped across each and every one of them! We are so excited for you and this gigantic accomplishment!

There's no doubt that Patty couldn't wait to get home to California and share the moment with her sweet husband of 29 years, Eric, and their son, Jason. They have been her sounding board and support system all these years. "[They] know everything about my business and I am so blessed that they will listen to me hash out ideas and challenges. They always give me amazing advice. They are there to help me when I ask them to cut and bag up stamping supplies, put labels on catalogs, help me take loads of packages to the post office, but most of all to give me a hug with each and every accomplishment along the way! They are my biggest cheerleaders!"

Every demonstrator's journey is different and for Patty, things really started to accelerate about eight years ago when she started her blog. "I really just wanted to share what I was up to; then, when online ordering became available, I started to see some orders come along as a result of my blog posts. When I started to incorporate YouTube videos and social media my sales really started to grow. Back then, I spent many hours studying those who had a blog or did YouTube videos to try to learn tips and 'figure it all out.' It's a continual learning process and growing experience, and I look forward to creating and sharing each project on my blog! It truly feeds my soul and makes me happy to teach and inspire others through my sharing!" She admits that she has come a long way since the days of letting her fax machine redial all night to fax (yes, fax!) in her orders. Thank goodness we've come a long way together!

We always love to know what inspires our demonstrators and Patty didn't hesitate to answer: "God's handiwork in nature inspires me with color combinations, textures, and pattern ideas that I would never think of. . . I love to adapt what I see in the world around me to a stamped project! My fellow demonstrators and crafty friends inspire me all the time, as well!" She gives credit to her wonderful parents for her creative side saying, "My dad is an artist and architect, and my mom was a quilter and gardener, so art and design are in my blood." It shows in her beautifully stamped cards that she shares regularly on her blog and with her customers in person.

Patty has been blessed with the tremendous support of an amazing team leader, and says she will never forget what Sandy Hancock said to her when she called to sign up: "Praise the Lord!" Patty hadn't even been to an official workshop, but she had been stamping since the 80s, LOVED the products, and got going right away-teaching her first classes the very week her Starter Kit arrived. She not only feels the support from her team leader, but passes it on to her group, too. She shares, "I love stamping with my Luv 2 Stamp Group [team] members-that is truly my 'stamp for fun' time!" We're confident that they love stamping with her, too! How could you not?

In 20 years as a demonstrator, you're going to face some difficulties, but that hasn't stopped Patty. She shares, "all the technical stuff has been my biggest challenge, but also one of my biggest accomplishments." She's grateful for friends and family who have helped her along the way as she has learned all she can about technology and social media. "My advice is to take it one piece at a time. . .  don't try to tackle it all at once if it's also one of your challenges! (Oh, and make Google your friend.)" She also encourages new demonstrators to seek advice from those around them and to not try to do it all on your own.

Patty did not hesitate to thank everyone who helped her reach this milestone (on her blog, of course!) and celebrated with prizes for those who pushed her over the million dollar mark. She keeps on working hard and accomplishing her goals because of her love of the products and people. "I love that I can call Shelli and Sara my friends, I love that people at the home office care about me! I love to stamp!  And I could not imagine my life without the friendships I have made through my customers and my fellow demonstrators all over the world!" Well, the feeling is mutual, Patty. We absolutely love you, support you, can't wait for our celebration with you, and look forward to your next big accomplishment. Enjoy the ride!

 

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Patty's Updates from Founder's Circle 2015 - part 2

 

I have been back for a week from the 2015 Stampin' UP! Founder's Circle Retreat, but my week was so busy and exciting celebrating my Million $$ milestone that I didn't get a chance to share more photos from the trip!  So... here you go.. part 2!

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It's a big like Where's Waldo, right?  :)  I'm in the next to the back row, to the right of middle.  I hesitate to say this, but I look SHORT in the photo... (my husband will love that cuz he calls me short-stuff... I am NOT short.. I'm almost 5'-8") !! :)

Each year we take a big group photo on "PJ night", and this year we are wearing our fun matching T-Shirts that Tamra had made for us!! too fun!! 

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I love making new friends... I tried to meet as many of the 1st time Founder's Circle achievers as I could this year, and really had a great time getting to know Dawn! 

So this is a funny story...  as you may know, each night we are treated with some kind of gift, left on our hotel room bed, we call them Pillow Gifts.  So one night, there was a cut little pouch on our bed and I was so excited. I opened it and thought they were watercolor brushes, thinking that we must be getting more watercoloring supplies in our next catalog!!  I snapped a photo.. and then I realized.. oh geesh.. they are make up brushes!!  I just laughed out loud in my hotel room!  The great part is, I love nice make up brushes, so it's a lovely and much appreciated gift!

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 I've never been good at taking selfies because I didn't know how to hold my phone, but someone (who was it!?) helped me and showed me how to hold my phone.. so of course I had to practice taking some selfies!!

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At the PJ night, which is an evening where we get comfy in our PJ's and have a business share time and then swap cards, Stampin' Up! gave us this amazing little booklet of tips that we had emailed to Stampin' UP!  prior to the trip! how cool is this!?

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I love all the tips and the cute presentation;  I have been sharing a tip a day with my Luv 2 Stamp Group on our business training facebook group!

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I love my Stampin' UP! friends!!!! :)

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The highlight of each Founder's Circle trip is to go to Kanab, to tour the Stampin' Up! manufacturing facility!  We love seeing the employees every year and seeing what's new and exciting at the facility!  This year they spoiled us with several gifts while we were there.. one of them was this beautiful Winter Wishes stamp set.   I asked several of the employees to sign mine as a keepsake! I love it!

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After our visit to the Kanab facility, we always stop at the park in Kanab.. you can see on the ground that this is where they send lots of the excess rubber from our stamps!  how fun is that!? and it's SO COMFY to walk on!!

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Well... this trip will have very bittersweet memories.. it's the last Founder's Circle event. Stampin' UP! will no longer be recognizing this group or rewarding us with this amazing trip.  I'm BLESSED to have been a part of this top 100 group of demonstrators for 8 years in a row but will miss this trip, my friends and visiting Kanab SO MUCH.  

I have one more Founder's Circle post to share with you later this week.  Thanks for reading!

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Cutest Little Witches Hat Ever!

 

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You probably remember my recent trip to St. George, UT for the Stampin' Up! Founder's Circle trip... well, while I was there I was thrilled to be invited to stamp with Susan Adams and Janet Baker at Susan's home!  It was so much fun!  Here is a photo of us stamping up a storm!  It was super fun to spend the day with several of my demonstrator friends!!

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They had 4 super fabulous projects for us to make while we were there (click to see one of them) and today I'm sharing the 2nd project with you.. a darling pumpkin with a witches hat! The pumpkin is easily made with the Stampin' Up! Curvy Keepsake box die, and the hat is made up of only 3 different punches with Black Glimmer Paper!

 

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After punching and die cutting the pieces shown above, you'll need to stamp your Pumpkin Pie Curvy Keepsake box pieces with a fun background stamp.. I used the Chalk Lines image shown above.  Then stamp a face on your pumpkin - the one above is from the Sparkly Seasons set on pg 40 in the Holiday catalog.

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The had it so simple yet just BEYOND adorable!!  It uses the 2-1/2" circle punch, and the Tree punch (using the Black Glimmer Paper) and the Word Window punch punched in the center of the circle.  It's decorated with a Bow Builder punch.

Watch Janet's fabulous video tutorial here!

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Just cut a slit in the center of the Spider Web Doily and it will slip right over the handles of the Curvy Keepsake box.. umm.. how CLEVER is that!?  Thank you, Janet for an adorable project!

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 Are you going to make these for Halloween!?  They are SO CUTE and really pretty easy!

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Thankful Fall Cards with Stampin' Write Markers

 

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One of the very first stamping "techniques" I learned 25-ish years ago was using my markers to color onto the rubber of a stamp - called "direct to rubber".  I thought it was completely magical to be able to alter the colors on your stamp with markers!! 

Today's Thankful for You fall card features that technique!  I used the Stampin' UP! Stampin' Write Markers to color onto the stamp, then stamped it onto my Whisper White Paper and die cut the images.  It's so pretty!!!

The card above also features a little peek of gold foil doily sticking out above and below the die cut image. (cut the doily in 1/2 so you don't have to use 2) :)

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My Thankful for You cards feature the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set (pg 43 in the 2015 Holiday Catalog) and the beautiful (and I mean BEAUTIFUL) Into the Woods designer paper on the same page.  

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Each card has a piece of the woodgrain paper as the background, then a banner (punched with the Banner Triple Punch) in one of the other beautiful prints from that same Into the Woods package. 

Click to watch the video: For tips on using the Triple Banner Punch.

I couldn't decide which cardstock color to use for the folded part of the card.. so I used several!  Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip.

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The Stampin' Write Marker colors I used to color onto the stamp are:
Hello Honey
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive
Soft Suede
Chocolate Chip

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After stamping a page of greetings onto the thick Whisper White cardstock, I die cut them using the Deco Labels Collection Framelit set and the Lots of Labels Framelits and my Big Shot.  The magnetic platform is perfect for holding your dies in place!  Both framelit sets work really well with this stamp image!

 

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Halloween Treat Bags from Paper Pumpkin!

Are you a Paper Pumpkin craft kit Subscriber? If you are, you should have received your September kit in the mail this week!!  So fun!! Look how cute these treat bags are!

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Paper Pumpkin Kit subscribers receive a fabulous all inclusive crafting kit delivered right to their mailbox each month!!! Sometimes the kit makes cards, sometimes it's a 3-D item like party favors or home decor!

DID YOU KNOW that Mr. Bennett subscribes to Paper Pumpkin!? YES HE DOES.. here he is opening his Sept. Kit! He's going to make these and take them to the office!!!

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Watch the Stampin' Up!  video below.. this fall / Halloween treat bag kit is WAY too fun!

 

If you can't view the video, please watch it here on YouTube.

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I love that you get all the supplies you need in each kit including an awesome stamp set!!  If you are a subscriber, you can order PAST KITS!!  << CLICK TO VIEW/BUY NOW!

 Not yet a subscriber?  SUBSCRIBE NOW! :) And when you subscribe by Oct. 10th, Stampin' Up! will be donating to the BCRF Breast Cancer Research Foundation and you will get the EXCLUSIVE PINK BOX KIT for October!

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To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stampin' UP! is going PINK . . . or at least our October Paper Pumpkin boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, Stampin' Up! will be making a donation on our subscribers behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin' Up! will donate

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  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

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Here's how you can help: 

  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 becauseyou're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it's doubled, so let's get the word out and raise as much as possible.

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Peaceful Pines Bundle Video

 

I haven't had a chance to play with this amazing Peaceful Pines stamp set yet, but wanted to share this great Stampin' UP! Video with you!  I think you will love this innovative set and matching Big Shot framelit die set!!

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Million Dollar Countdown WINNERS!!!

 

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 Thank you to all of my customers, friends, demonstrators, family and to everyone at Stampin' UP! who was following my countdown journey to the Million Dollars in personal sales milestone!

 While I was with my Founder's Circle friends last week in Utah, we were counting down the totals each day and celebrated as I inched closer to the milestone!!  I was actually on the bus from St. George, UT to Las Vegas (to catch my flight home) with about 30 of my Founder's Circle friends when the order came through that put me over the mark to achieve my $1,000,000 in sales!  The entire bus was cheering!!  Not only cheering but taking videos and photos of me as I checked my phone to see if that order had been placed!!! 

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These were just of a few of my friends taking videos of me as I was checking for that order!!!

On the 2 hour ride, we kept going in and out of areas in the desert where there was no signal, and then finally we had signal and after a few tries, WHOHOOO!!!! CHEERS!!  Happy Tears!! and all that jazz.. the order came through!  My customers had ordered one million dollars in Stampin' UP! products from me!!!

O N E    M I L L I O N   D O L L A R S  in Stampin' UP! products!!! Wow!!

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You may have been following the countdown on my blog, so you know I'm giving away $575 in prizes!!!!

 Thank you to EVERYONE who placed orders to make this dream come true!  I have called or emailed them all so they already know they won, but wanted to share with all of you!

So without further delay.. here are the lucky winners of the $575 in prizes!!

WINNER #!: The person to place an order JUST BEFORE I hit $1,000,000 in sales:
CONGRATS to Julie S. !!!  She wins a $75 shopping spree and a 3-month Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

SAD NEWS... the person to place the order that actually pushed me over the million dollar mark selected "no contact" from her demonstrator... I am SO SAD!!!  I had posted in all my countdown blog posts that when you use that option I have no way to contact you... so for the $102.59 order at 10:23am MT with the "no contact" option.. I'm sorry.. you could have been the winner!! I hope you will change that option in your account so I can at least get in touch with you to send you a goodie!!  (see this post to see how to change your account)

WINNER #2: The person who wins the $150 shopping spree and 3-month Paper Pumpkin for putting me over that $1,000,000 sales mark is:  Kim T.! congrats!! So excited for you!!

WINNER #3: The person who ordered just after the million dollar mark is Patricia B. and she wins a $75 shopping spree and a 3-month Paper Pumpkin Subscription!! 

WINNERS #4 and #5: And 2 random winners from September will each receive a $50 shopping spree:  Cara C. and Collette K. !! Whohooo!!

Thank you to EVERYONE who has supported my business to help me reach this milestone!!

 

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To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Stampin' UP! is going PINK . . . or at least our October Paper Pumpkin boxes are! And because we know our subscribers want to share the love too, Stampin' Up! will be making a donation on our subscribers behalf to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).

Stampin' Up! will donate

  • $1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber.

Together, we will make a difference!

Here's how you can help: 

  1. Subscribe! If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, click here to get started. Your first kit will arrive in a limited-edition pink box that you'll want to hold onto forever-and we'll donate $2 becauseyou're new!
  2. Stay active if you're a subscriber so we can donate $1 for you. Only those who receive the October shipment will be counted for the donation.
  3. Spread the word! Help us get as many new subscribers as possible. Every current subscriber adds $1 and for new subscribers it's doubled, so let's get the word out and raise as much as possible.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $550 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world.  For more information, please visit: www.bcrfcure.org.

 

 

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I was sooooo excited to reach my million $$ in sales on Sunday while riding from St. George to Vegas on the bus with my amazing Founder's Circle friends!!!  It was a HUGE THRILL!!   THANK YOU to everyone who has helped me reach this milestone with your orders over the last 20 years!

I am delayed in the Vegas airport and will be getting home LATE so will be posting the 5 WINNERS in a day or 2 after I have time to call them and thank them and congratulate them!!!

THANK YOU everyone!!!!!!

Patty

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When our son Jason was little, we loved Halloween.. it was so exciting letting him select a costume, go trick or treating in the neighborhood, participate in the school Halloween parties and the parade... I always decorated our home for Halloween and fall, bought WAY too much candy (on purpose!?).. but now that he's 24, I don't do as much decorating and we hardly have any trick or treaters anymore, so I don't do as much for Halloween as I used to.

I do love all of the fun memories thought... Do you think he was just too cute?? I do!

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Did you have a favorite Halloween costume as a kid? or a favorite that your kids or grandkids wore?  Leave me a comment :)  I'd love to hear about it.

My favorite costume as a child was a wedding dress that my mom made for me and she would cut me a bouquet of mums from her garden and I would carry that with me - I felt SO SPECIAL!!!!  I still associate the smell of mums with that beautiful bridal costume, with Halloween and my mom :) 

I found a picture of a scrapbook page I made with that costume... wow.. that was Halloween 50 years ago!

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Well, I got a little side-tracked with a walk down memory lane there, but what I was going to share with you is the really cute Halloween Stampin' UP! Witching Decor Hat Project Kit!

This is the perfect kit for a quick and easy but STUNNING hat centerpiece that you can leave up for the whole month of October!! Order yours now so that you have time to make it and display it!

You'll need the kit and the extra supplies listed below.. have fun!

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Watch the VIDEO BELOW for more details, and be sure to see the supply list below for the goodies you'll need to complete the project!

  

 

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I think today might be THE Million Dollar Day!!

 

I am traveling home from the Founder's Circle Retreat in Utah to California today.. but I am sure that today will be the day we reach the million... I have been so excited to share this countdown with my friends here this week!!!!!  

I am so excited that it looks like today will be THE DAY!!  I will update you as soon as I get home to California tonight (it will be late when I get home) .. but I will let you know all the winners as soon as I can!!

 

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(and yes.. there were already 2 "no contact" orders today.. makes me so sad I can't send you a card and catalogs!!)

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We are getting CLOSE to the Million Dollar Day!

 

I am so excited to announce that we are getting SO VERY CLOSE to that Million Dollar Milestone!

I am pretty confident it will be in the next couple days (maybe even today or tomorrow!!).. I really don't know when because sales fluctuate each day.... but I can tell you it's very very close.. If you'd like to be a part of the celebration and have a chance to win one of the prizes below, this is your chance ! :)

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you who has supported my business!!

 

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(and yes.. there were already 2 "no contact" orders today.. makes me so sad I can't send you a card and catalogs!!)

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Patty's Updates from Founder's Circle 2015 - part 1

 

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I had a great stamping day at Susan Adams house while I am here in St. George, UT and I wanted to share one of the 4 projects that we made.. this is soooooooo pretty! I love this pretty fall leaf card!

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This pretty card features these great new Holiday Catalog products:

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You can wrap the ribbon around to the back side of the embossed cardstock, then add your colored/diecut leaf with Stampin' Dimensionals.

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Susan's stamping cottage is unreal.. it's amazing.. she has both stamping and quilting projects going on and it's wonderful!!  I was so excited to go stamp at her home!

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Below.. 2 pretty Lighthearted Leaves samples!!  Do you Zentangle?  Doesn't this design remind you of that!?

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Founder's Circle 2015 Swap Night

Oh My Did we have fun tonight at our Swap Night!!  We all hung out in our PJs and shared business tips and swapped our stamped projects!!  TOO much fun!

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Susan and I are ready to swap.. everyone had fun matching Tshirts and do you love my Pikachu Pokemon jammie pants?  :)

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Yesterday I shared my swap card with you .. and I wanted to share a few quick pix with you and just a few of  my fave cards!!  Enjoy!

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Above: these 2 great swaps both feature the Hearth & Home window framelit die... LOVE it!  It's on pg 11 of the Holiday catalog, or find it in my online store here #139666

(cards by Ang McKay & Cynthia Millan above, and by Glenda Travelstead below)

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Glenda's card above, features my favorite Woodland Embossing folder!  See my other card with this folder here.

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Above: these 2 gorgeous Christmas cards are by Lyssa Zwolanck and Deb Synder.

The top card by Deb features the Cozy Christmas set #139776, Woodland Emb. folder #139673 and Lots of Labels framelits #138281.

The silent night card showcases the Winter Wonderland paper #139588 & Wonderland stamp set, #139752

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The 3 wonderful cards above are stamped by:
Top Left: Dawn Olchefske, featuring the Flurry of Wishes set #139732

Bottom Left Kay Cogbill, and features the Metallic Doilies colored on the back with red and green ink!!! and the Christmas Greetings Thinlit Dies

And the card on the right features the Cozy Christmas stamp set, Christmas Greetings framelits die and the Ornate Tag Topper punch, stamped by Sara Douglass.

 

I wanted to post more for you tonight but the internet is being painfully SLOW.. so I will wrap it up here and hopefully have more to share tomorrow...  I'm closing in on my million dollars in sales, and getting VERY excited.. thank you to everyone who has been ordering!!!! HUGS!

 

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PattyStamps Video: How to Make the Paper Bag Gift Card Holder

 

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Patty's Founder's Circle Swap - Video Tutorial!

Watch the Video below for a BONUS: how to use the Curvy Corner Trio Punch!

Today I have a fun Video Tutorial for you - not only will you learn exactly how to make this cute Founder's Circle swap Kraft Bag Gift Card Holder step by step, but you'll also get to see the fun new Curvy Corner Trio Punch in action!!  whohoo!

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Kraft Paper Bag Gift Card Holder - Founder's Circle Swap by Patty Bennett

 

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I am away at the Stampin' UP! Founder's Circle Retreat this week.. this is an incentive trip for the top 100 Demonstrators in the country and I am so blessed to be on this trip for the 8th year in a row!!  Tomorrow night we are doing a swap.. each one of us brought 110 projects to swap with each other.. this is the project I brought!  It's a Gift Card Holder made from a Kraft Stampin' Up! Bag!

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CLICK HERE to WATCH THE VIDEO tutorial for this project.

CLICK HERE to see a FALL VERSION of this project.

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This fun embellishment and the red card tucked inside the pocket are stamped with the new Oh, What Fun stamp set on pg 5 of the Stampin' UP! 2015 Holiday Catalog.  In the video tomorrow, you'll see how I mounted a few stamps on each clear block to make the stamping go quicker!

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The Snowflake Element embellishments are one of my favorite new items in the catalog.  You'll find them on pg 23, and you get 24 of them in a pack.. great deal for $6.00!!  I glued them on with some Multipurpose Liquid glue.. you'll see that in the video tomorrow, too.

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 I almost forgot to put these in my suitcase.. can you believe it!?  eeek!

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