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We certainly loved our relationship with Build a Bear for the past few years... it was fun to have the stamps, Big Shot Dies and accessories in our catalog.. I have fond memories of my Build a Bear workshops .. just thought I'd repost a couple samples in case you still wanted to order your Build a Bear supplies!

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and some GREAT samples recently posted from Leadership 2012:

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Build a Bear Samples from Leadership 2012

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I could not resist sharing these darling BUILD A BEAR Big Shot samples with you .. they were on display at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference last month... aren't they just toooooooooo cute??

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Join my Luv 2 Stamp Group as a demonstrator! {then click Join Now}

MDS Overview Lesson on DVD only $19.95

Tutorials & Kits available from Patty Bennett

Clearance Rack ... Limited quantities.. shop now


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Fabulous Stampin' Up! projects on display!

At our Luv 2 Stamp Group events I always encourage all attendees to bring projects they've been working on ... and they never cease to amaze me !!  Their creativity is awesome!

Check out some of the wonderful stamped items on display !!


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and we always have such fun stamping!!  Thanks to Karolee for bringing the projector and overhead camera, we have the demonstrations on the Big Screen!!



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Build A Bear Exclusive Workshops!

Babwlogo I was honored to be asked by Stampin' Up! to participate in the exclusive Build a Bear workshop opportunities in December, featuring Build a Bear characters HOLLY & HAL MOOSE and all of the Stampin' Up! Build a Bear products

I held 2 workshops (Sunday and Monday) and had many gals attend and make some Build a Bear Cards and a Die Cut bear to go on their tin.  We had lots of fun snacks and also viewed the movie "Holly & Hal Moose". 

I have many photos to share with you ... and also wanted to be sure to introduce you to our GUEST BLOGGER, TONYA STAAB, who attended my Sunday event and blogged all about it HERE.  She has a GREAT blog and she is quite a neat lady - and her daughter, Marisol... oh my gosh... WHAT A CUTIE!! :)

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Build a Bear sent lots of lovely prizes for me to give away at each event!!!

Thanks to my very talented downline, Cindee, who gave me the darling green tin decorated with Stampin' UP! Decor Elements snowflakes... I had a perfect spot for some of the snacks!

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And thanks to Shonna Watson who sent me these adorable BAB gummy snacks.. I just HAD to decorate them with a stamped tag ! :)

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Thank you to everyone who attended! We had a great time!  And thank you to Build a Bear for the fun prizes!

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Build A Bear Exclusive Events! Dec. 13th and 14th!

BAB PB I have some VERY exciting news!!!! I have just been selected by Stampin' Up! to participate in an exclusive opportunity with Build-A-Bear Workshop®  

Only a small group of 60 U.S. demonstrators have been chosen to hold these unique events to be held during the first 2 weeks of December! It’s going to be so fun!!!

I have scheduled these 2 very special workshops for Sunday afternoon, December 13, and Monday night, December 14. I hope you will be able to join me for one of them!!  We’ll be viewing a new animated tv special featuring Holly & Hal Moose TMfrom BABW®. During the show I'll have fun snacks and we’ll be stamping with the BABW® - Stampin' Up! products, everyone will get free stickers and BABW® store coupons!! 

FREE GIVEAWAYS!  I’ll have some  fun giveaways from BABW® that include 2 DVD copies of this brand new movie !!!!

Please contact me if you are in the San Francisco Bay area and would like to participate. This is a great Mommy & Me event (for children 8 and over). Space will be limited.  Email me to reserve your space now!

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Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting, Oct. 2009 part 2

Yesterday I posted some pix from our Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting, and here are more of the items on display and some of our swaps.  Enjoy !





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Swaps......  the WINNERS of the swap contest were previously posted HERE

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Build A Bear Class by Patty Bennett

On Saturday I had a fun group of gals here to make some Build A Bear projects in class... we had such fun dressing up our bears!!  Hope you enjoy the projects !!!

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Idea above from Rosemarie Diehl - don't you love her "altered" shirt made into a fashionable tank top?

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Above: I made the scallop embellishment in My Digital Studio!! :)   Sleeping bag idea from Monika Davis.

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They had their choice of a halloween bear on a Fancy Favor box or on a card.

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Christmas Build A Bear

Here is a quick and cute idea for a Christmas card using Build A Bear.. Build a Bear supplies are found on pages 36 and 37 of the Holiday Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!  The background paper is from the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP pack, pg 21 in the Mini Catalog.

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Quick reminder..... SATURDAY is the LAST DAY to order a Ribbon of Hope kit... check it out at the link below......

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Fun with Build A Bear and Razzleberry Lemonade!

It's just toooo much fun to dress up the Build A Bears from Stampin' Up! 

Check out these adorable bears dressed with some Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper!

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Did you know you can pop up the skirt at the score/pleat marks??  :)


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Thanks to Rose Marie for the idea of using Razzleberry Lemonade paper ! :)


  • Build a Bear die: 117977, $23.95 (mini catalog)
  • Beary Essentials die: 117968, $23.95 (mini catalog)
  • Razzleberry Lemonade DSP: #115675, $9.95 (pg 162
  • Rich Razzleberry polkadot ribbon: 115613, $9.95 (pg 155)
  • Crushed Curry polkadot ribbon: 115614, $9.95 (pg 155)
  • Soft Suede Cardstock: 115318, $5.50 (pg 155)
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock: 115316, $5.50, (pg 155)
  • Whisper White cardstock: 100730, $7.50 (pg 155)
  • Asst Flower Designer brads: 112583, $6.95 (pg 179)
  • Stampin' Dimensionals: 104430, $3.95 (pg 192)
  • Trio Flower Punch: 109183, $15.95 (pg 186)

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Beary Best Friends

In addition to the DARLING Build A Bear die cut designs in the Stampin' Up! Holiday mini catalog, there is also a CUTE stamp set called Beary Best Friends. Here are 2 samples using the 2 bear stamps in the set.  I colored them using Blender pens and ink from the lids of the ink pads.

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Stamps: Beary Best set (118052), Beary Nice Wishes set (118050)

Ink: Rose Romance, Yoyo Yellow, Brilliant Blue, Creamy Caramel

Paper: Whisper white c/s, Pretty in pink, Yoyo Yellow, Real Red, Brilliant Blue

Accessories: Blender Pens, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bold Bright brads, Paper piercer, mat pack, Pawsitively Prints DSP (118060)

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Build A Bear from Stampin' Up! Available TODAY!



Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio Software will be available to customers on Oct. 1st !!!  Keep tuned to my blog for the samples I make during the month of Sept. !  (demonstrators get to order it on Sept. 1st!) :) More details to come.. I'm soooooooooooooo excited!!


What an exciting day!!  TODAY, All of our fabulously fun Build A Bear stamps, Big Shot Dies and accessories are all available to customers!!! 

Today is the day the HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG is released to our customers.. whoohooo!! WHAT A FABULOUS MINI this is!!  you can VIEW IT HERE if you don't have one yet.

Here is one of my favorite Build A Bear projects so far...

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The cute little detail on the pants happened by chance... my scrap of DSP was already ripped and after cutting out her pants, that's how they looked!! Too cute!! Like cropped pants with lace!  LOL :)

Not sure which cardstock to use for your bears... maybe this will help:

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Then you need to dress them up.....

Here are a couple of my other favorite cards so far with my Darling Build A Bears...

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Build a Bear Hostess Gift

I'm at Stacey's house today, presenting a Stampin' Up! Workshop for her and 20 of her closest friends!! :)  Whooohoooo Stacey!! You rock!

I'm giving her this note pad holder (directions HERE) decorated with a dressed up Stampin' Up! Build a Bear!!  She loves Build a Bear so I thought she might like this gift !

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This is made with the fabulous new Thoroughly Modern File Folders on pg 169.  Directions HERE.

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Build A Bear Workshop - Sneak Peek

Just a SNEAK PEEK at the fun stuff I've been working on ... wait until you see all my completed bears.. oh my gosh... they are sooooooooooooooooooo cute!!  I'll be posting them in a few days :)

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The complete line of Build A Bear Workshop Big Shot dies and stamps are in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog - and you can order them beginning September 1st !!  :)

This is how I decided to organize all the little clothes for my bears... I got these containers at The Container Store (

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