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Gratitude and Praise Swatchbooks - final offer

 

I placed yet another order for these inspirational swatchbooks that I created in My Digital Studio, and I have a limited number available.. If you missed out last spring on ordering these, now is your chance to order some!  Thank you to everyone who ordered one (or several!) and thank you for letting me know how much you have enjoyed it!

Sadly, with the elimination of My Digital Studio and the Stampin' Up! print service, this is the last time I'll be offering these for sale.

Swatchbooks are $9 each which includes shipping

U.S. addresses only.  Mailed in a bubble mailer, 1st Class USPS

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 I have combined the photos I take in my garden with scripture verses from the Bible, and other inspirational quotes so that you have 26 different beautiful pages to flip through for inspiration each month! Great for Christmas Gift Giving as well!

 Each Swatchbook is professionally printed by the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio print service and comes bound with a rivet in the corner, so you can easily flip through the book.

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Here are close up photos of a few of my favorite pages:

 

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Gratitude and Praise Swatchbooks available again

 

I placed yet another order for these swatchbooks that I created in My Digital Studio, and I have a limited number available.. If you missed out last fall on these, now is your chance to order some!  Thank you to everyone who ordered one (or several!) and let me know how much you have enjoyed it!

 

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Select Quantity - INCLUDES shipping

 

in stock and ready to ship to you, first class USPS mail in a padded envelope

 US  addresses only please

 I have combined the photos I take in my garden with scripture verses from the Bible, and other inspirational quotes so that you have 26 different beautiful pages to flip through for inspiration each month! Great for Christmas Gift Giving as well!

 Each Swatchbook is professionally printed by the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio print service and comes bound with a rivet in the corner, so you can easily flip through the book.

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Here are close up photos of a few of my favorite pages:

 

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 Thank you and please do let me know if you have any questions!

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I invite you to read the M&M Christmas Story!

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One of the benefits I offer to my Luv 2 Stamp Group is both a private Facebook group just for our team, and also a faith-based facebook support group for my team that we call

Luv 2 Stamp Serve Pray.

I wanted to make a special gift for this Luv 2 Stamp Serve Pray group, so this week I sent them each one of these M&M Christmas Story gift bags plus one of my Gratitude and Praise Swatchbooks.

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I created these using My Digital Studio swatchbooks, then took the rivet out of them and used the pages as individual tags.

I started with the 12 Days of Christmas Swatchbook template download for My Digital Studio

and then customized it with my own text.

Above and below you can see the front and back of the tags.

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I filled a Stampin' Up! 4"x6" cello bag with M&M's and tied them with the Cherry Cobbler 1" ribbon, then added the MDS swatchbook tag!

 If this sounds familiar you may remember my project similar to this a few years ago:

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I hope this gives you some fun ideas to use for your Christmas Crafts and gifts this holiday season!

 

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I am super excited about this project!  I created these Gratitude & Praise Swatchbooks with My Digital Studio (the Stampin' Up! digital software program) and I am excited to offer them to you as well!

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Select Quantity - INCLUDES shipping

 

in stock and ready to ship to you, first class USPS mail in a padded envelope

US  addresses only please

I have combined the photos I take in my garden with scripture verses from the Bible, and other inspirational quotes so that you have 26 different beautiful pages to flip through for inspiration each month! Great for Christmas Gift Giving as well!

Each Swatchbook is professionally printed by the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio print service and comes bound with a rivet in the corner, so you can easily flip through the book.

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Here are close up photos of a few of my favorite pages:

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Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Vacation Bible School stamps

My very creative and clever customer Diane asked me about some custom PERSONALIZED stamps she could use for Vacation Bible School at her church this summer.... for any of you who are doing PandaMania for VBS this year, you'll recognize the "Bible Points" for this year...

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Diane is going to use the stamps to stamp on the kids hands, and for other projects as well.

You can view our PERSONALIZED STAMPS on pg 144 and pg 145 in the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. There are several styles, sizes, fonts and price ranges featured in the Stampin' UP! personalized stamps.  At this time they are not available as an online purchase, so if you are interested in purchasing them, contact either your demonstrator or contact me if you don't have a demonstrator or if I am your demonstrator :)

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Thanksgiving Wishes

Sunflower 1 Sunflowers always remind me of the amazing beauty God has created on this earth, and how thankful I am for everything He has given to me.

I am thankful for all of you, my friends who come visit me here daily.

I pray you each have a wonderful day today, whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving here in the US or abroad, or just having a wondeful day with loved ones.

Today would have been my mom's 80th birthday.. I miss her.. I thank God for all the flowers in my garden so I can always be reminded of my mom each day!

Blessings to you all!

Patty 

ADDING another photo... I was puttering in my garden this afternoon since it's such a gorgeous day... this will probably be my last bouquet of the season.. we'll see.. maybe one more... but I'm sure loving fresh flowers on Thanksgiving!

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iCraft Class Day 5 - Gratitude Journals pt 3

Here are the final round of photos from our iCraft Class Gratitude Journal project.  The girls did a wonderful job on their journals!  I loved every page they created!

One of my gals brought in a magazine to cut up and add to her journal.. what a FAB idea!!

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Here are more of their wonderful pages:

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Fabulous cover done by my bow queen :)

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Well gals.. it was a FABULOUS week.. you blessed my life more than you will ever know.. happy stamping and crafting!!!

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iCraft Class - Day 5 - Gratitude Journals pt 2

As promised, here are photos of the girls journals from our iCraft Class (more info HERE).

I asked them to show me their favorite pages from their Gratitude Journals.. they did an AMAZING JOB!!!!  Here they are:

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More pages to share tomorrow!

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iCraft Class - Day 5 - Gratitude Journals - pt 1

We finished up our iCraft Class Week by making Gratitude Journals.  We worked on them on Day 4 and Day 5.  I gave the girls pre-printed scriptures, devotions, inspirational quotes, etc., to use in their 5x5 Stampin' Up! On Board Art Journals.  They were sooooo creative in making their pages!!!!

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I have tonnnnnnnnnnnnnns of photos to share with you .. it's just taking awhile to crop and resize them all.. so stay tuned tomorrow for some great pages from their journals!

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I have samples of my previous Gratitude Journals and A-Z scripture scrapbooks HERE and HERE and HERE

We were treated to some yummy cupcakes on our last day too... Thanks C. for bringing them!!

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More tomorrow.... I promise!

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Faith Swap - Stampin' Up! Leadership 2009

Many of you asked me to share the swaps I got in the Top Note Die Faith swap ... I'm happy to do that.. they are below.  The participants were:  Jan Wakeland, Anita Haines, Karie Beglau, Deb Kemp,
Barb Rider, Maria Pane, Lisa Schmid, Glenda Travelstead, Carolyn Serviss, Julie Salva, and myself. 

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I have been working on my swaps for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference and have one to share with you.  This one is for a special fatih-based swap I'm in. The instructions were to use the Top Note Die (with the Big Shot machine) and decorate it with a scripture verse or a devotion, then embellish it with Stampin' Up! accessories. 

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After printing the text on my computer, I ran the So Saffron cardstock through my laser printer, then die cut them with the Top Note Die, then stamped the cross from "Refuge & Strength" (pg 71) and stamped the heart from the Love You Much Valentine Set and embellished it with 5/8" Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon.

I have a couple other swaps done but can't show them to you yet since I used the brand new top secret DSP they gave us at Leadership Summit in October!  The DSP will be in the new catalog on January 19th... but if I can share the samples before that I sure will! 

Have a GREAT DAY!

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The M & M's Christmas Story

I wanted to repost this post from last December... this has been a very popular idea and I thought it was worth sharing again as you get ready to make up gifts for this Christmas season. enjoy!

I decorated a ton of these tins (and I know you will ask... so I'll tell you.. they are in the "Dollar Spot" at Target) to give as little favors or Christmas gifts.  I had never heard the M & M Christmas story before, but when I read it on line last week I knew I wanted to do something with it! 

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here is the story:

The M & M's Christmas Story
by Pam Ridenour

As you hold these candies in your hand,
and turn them, you will see...
The M becomes a W, an E, and then a 3.
They tell the Christmas story. It's one I'm sure you know.
It took place in a stable a long, long, time ago.
The E is for the East, where the star shone so bright.
The M is for the Manger, where Baby Jesus slept that night.
The 3 is for the wise men, who came bearing gifts.
W is for Worship. Hallelujah, praise His name!
So as you eat these candies,

or share them with your friends,
remember the meaning of Christmas.

It's a love story that never ends.

Have a great day!

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Le Jardin paper - special gift project

I wanted to make a few special gifts to take to Convention, and this is what I came up with.  I used the CD folders (see this post) and Stampin' Up!'s Le Jardin Designer Paper..  I love this paper... I sure hope it stays in the next catalog! :)  I have saved all of my SU! inspirational stamps over the years, so you'll see some retired things in here... but they are very meaningful to me, so I still use them.

You can click on any photo to see it larger.

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Front:

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Inside:

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I had the personalized stamps made through Stampin' Up!.  I have used them on many projects.. including my Gratitude Journals HERE.  The tags go in the pocket on the right side of the folder.  I borrowed Sharon's die cut machine to make the tags.

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Have a wonderful day!

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A Personal Note - Thank You, Mom!

I need a personal moment today....

Mom oval 2  Today is the 2nd anniversary of the day my mom went to be in Heaven.  I was getting really sad leading up to this day, but then on Sunday, one of our Pastors gave a wonderful sermon reminding us to be Joyful and to always view the cup half full.  This really helped me turn my thinking around and instead of sadness, I began to think about how thankful I am for my mom.  What a wonderful example of a Christian woman who taught my brother, dad and I about the love of Jesus and about God's grace!  Thank you mom above all for that, and for being home every day when I came home from school, for teaching me so many wonderful crafts, for sharing your love of your garden and of travel with me, for encouraging me to strive to always do my best, and for always believing in me.  I love you!

And thank you for leaving me with these comforting words in a daily devotion book.. no better words could have been written for this day - July 8th ...

"On the wings of prayer our burdens take flight - our load of care becomes bearably light."

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let you fall.  ~ Psalms 55:22

"Today with prayer the rough and trying times can be made bearable".

Wow.. my mom knew I'd need those words every year on this day.. thank you Lord for mending my heart and Thank You Mom for being the amazing lady I was lucky enough to call "mom".

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