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Ribbon of Courage samples from my OnStage Presentation

 

I am so excited to share my Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set samples with you today! I did a demonstration on stage at the Stampin' UP! Local OnStage event in San Diego, California last weekend and shared these 4 cards, the set of Thank You Cards and the fold out HOPE decor piece all shown below using this new set!

This new set will be available on June 1st in the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog! (see new catalog info here)

 

Ribbon of Courage note card stamp set samples by Patty Bennett from onstage San Diego Stampin' Up! Event April 2017

 

I will be sharing ALL the details for these projects in another post and video coming up in a few days, but I wanted to share the photos of the projects with you today!

Watch the full video presentation HERE.

 

Ribbon of Courage stamp set HOPE accordion fold out sample by Patty Bennett from onstage San Diego Stampin' Up! Event April 2017

 

Below: set of thank you cards in a glassine bag - idea from Jackie Bolhuis

 

Ribbon of Courage thank you note card stamp set samples by Patty Bennett from onstage San Diego Stampin' Up! Event April 2017

 

The Ribbon of Courage set is the stamp set I got to design as part of my million $$ sales achievement with Stampin' Up!

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My "Million Dollar" Stampin' Up! Set - Ribbon of Courage

 

I am so excited to be able to finally share this wonderful new stamp set with you!!  Today I am sharing the Ribbon of Courage set that I designed with designer Kathy Pitt when I visited Stampin' Up! in Dec. 2015 for my Million Dollar Achiever trip!! (see more about that trip HERE).  If you are a demonstrator, you have access to the catalog already and can find it on page 96 of the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog with the million dollar achiever symbol, and my name below the set.

 

Patty Bennett Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up! stamp set - in honor of all cancer survivors - and for encouragement cards, fundraisers, and more! Available after 6/1/17.

 

This stamp set has a story, and I will be sharing it with you in more detail soon in a video.  I was honored to be asked to present the set and my samples at the Stampin' UP! San Diego OnStage event last weekend, but only had 8 minutes to share... and I truly wanted to share so much more with the audience, so I will redo my presentation with all the samples and share the extra backstory and more in my video.  Watch for it here soon on my blog!

For all of you expecting that I would have designed a flower set... the explanation of why it's not flowers will also be in my video. This set is dedicated to my mom and grandma who both fought the battle against breast cancer.  They are both angels in Heaven now, and I know they are smiling down on me and so happy and amazed at how my business has grown over the nearly 22 years I've been a demonstrator!

 

Patty Bennett Ribbon of Courage Stampin' Up! stamp set - in honor of all cancer survivors - and for encouragement cards, fundraisers, and more! Available after 6/1/17.

 

I wanted to share a few photos with you from our time at the Stampin' UP! OnStage event in San Diego! I hope you enjoy these!

Above:  my display board and the samples I presented during my demonstration. 

Below: me on stage during rehearsal .. I don't have any photos of me during the presentation.

 

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Watch my video presentation HERE!

 

Below: this is a portion of the room in San Diego at the Convention Center where the OnStage event was held.

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Below: Cindee, Lisa and I all won the same stamp set for Prize Patrol!!

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Below: Kim won this beautiful stamp set for Prize Patrol!

Prize Patrol Stampin' Up! OnStage local convention San Diego April 2017

If you would like to see more of these new stamp sets, I'd love to send you a new 2017-2018 Stampin' UP! catalog in May!  Please leave me a comment or click the contact me button in the left column if you do not have a demonstrator already and need a new catalog!

If you'd like to see this set and the entire new catalog early, Join My Team! You will have access to the entire catalog online immediately!

 

Below: some of us went to San Diego a few days early to visit, network, and basically solve all the problems of the universe (well, not really, but we tried)... L to R:  me, Ruth, Cindee, Stella and Lisa.

 

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Below: THIS was an amazing experience.. at the end of the OnStage event, Stampin' Up! announced they were giving away the Ribbon of Courage stamp set to ALL ATTENDEES!!!!!  Oh my gosh.. everyone seemed SO excited!  Immediately a long line formed at our table and everyone asked me to sign their set!!  Never in a million years did I expect that.. it was thrilling and crazy all at the same time! I was honored, humbled and feel so blessed over the amazing reaction to my Ribbon of Courage set!!  So many demonstrators shared their cancer survivor stories with me that day.  I know this set will be a huge encouragement to so many people!!

 

Stampin Up! OnStage local convention - Patty signing the Ribbon of Courage stamp sets

 

Below:  I totally invited myself to be part of Lisa and Rich's photo.. .sorry Lisa! :)  (Rich is the president of Stampin' Up!)

 

Stampin' Up! OnStage local convention San Diego, Rich, Patty & Lisa

 

Below: I started my trip at the Oakland airport with my new Brighton Poppy rolling bag and new Brighton heart purse.. doesn't it look just like my heart logo!?  whohoo! So much fun right from the very first moment of the trip!

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And last but not least, I must share this special photo with you... My sister-in-law Tami (on the right) drove down to San Diego from Orange County just to see my presentation!  My brother was tied up with a tax appointment.. I missed him, but it was GREAT to have Tami there!   This photo of my upline, Sandy, with Tami and I is very special, because it was Tami who attended a Stampin' UP! party hosted by Sandy about 25 years ago, then mailed me the Stampin' Up! catalog and said, "you might be interested in this!"  :)   OH MY>>> that was the start of a 25 year relationship with Sandy and Stampin' Up!  I was a customer for about 3 years before joining as a demonstrator in 1995!!  Thank goodness Sandy had her contact info on the back of the catalog!!!

 

Stampin' UP! San Diego OnStage local convention. Sandy, Patty & Tami

 

Hope you enjoyed that little (ok long) story with the sneak peek of the Ribbon of Courage set!!  I promise to share all the samples and a video very soon!!!

 

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Stampin' Up! OnStage Gifts for the Luv 2 Stamp Group

 

The Stampin' Up! OnStage live event is coming up SOON!!  I'll be in San Diego in early April with many of my Luv 2 Stamp Group members where we will be seeing the new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Catalog... and GUESS WHAT!?

I will be sharing a stamping presentation showcasing the set I helped design during my million dollar achiever visit to Stampin' Up! back in 2015!   YES! It will be in the new catalog!! You all will get to see it SOON!!!  :)

EEK!!! how cool is that!?  I think it's pretty special! :)

 

But, on to my other fun news for today... do you remember I teased you a couple days ago about the gifts I sent out to my Luv 2 Stamp group OnStage attendees?  (this post).  Well, today I get to reveal what I made for them.. it's so fun and I think they all enjoyed getting a fun packet in person or in the mail!

I had already handed out many of them in person, but here are the ones I popped in the mail to my nation-wide team who are attending an OnStage event in San Diego, CA, in Minneapolis, MN, in Richmond, VA, in Savannah, GA, in Shreveport, LA and in Toronto Ontario, Canada!

 

Stampin' UP! OnStage Goodie Packets for my Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators, April 2017

 

A couple days ago (here) I shared the cute custom Luv 2 Stamp Group T-shirts I was die cutting for these gifts.  I cut red and white "flags" with the Banner Triple Punch and the Sending Love Paper stack, then added Lace Doilies, die cut Red Glimmer Paper hearts and finally the cute Tshirts!!

 

Heart and T-shirt builder tags for Stampin' UP! OnStage Goodie Packets for my Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators, April 2017

 

Below: the "loot" I assembled into packets for each OnStage attendee!

Stampin' UP! OnStage Goodie Packets for my Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators, April 2017

 

 We have over 40 of our team members attending one of the events around the country and nearly 20 of us will be together at the San Diego location.

Stampin' UP! OnStage Goodie Packets for my Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators, April 2017

 

 The great zipper pouches and office supplies are all from Staples.  The lanyards are from customlanyard.net

Below: the sweet tag for each packet, so that others will know we are a part of the same team!

Cute Custom T-Shirt Builder and heart tags for the Stampin' UP! OnStage Goodie Packets for my Luv 2 Stamp Group demonstrators, April 2017

Each packet contains a Luv 2 Stamp Group OnStage lanyard so that they can easily spot each other at the event. 

I encouraged each attendee to bring this packet and use the Snail and Dimensionals on their Make & Take projects. Use the Wish List, marker, highlighter and post it notes to flag and list their favorite new products, and of course to wear their lanyard!!

 

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At our August Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting, we made some of the Make & Take projects from the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.

We changed some of them and kept others pretty much the same.

This was one of the projects.. we basically kept it the same as the Convention design.

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It features the Affection Collection set from the new Stampin' UP! Holiday catalog.

STAMPS:  Affection Collection, pg 35 Holiday Catalog, #127946 / 127949

INK:  Primrose Petals #126858, Midnight Muse #126860, More Mustard #126964, Daffodil Delight #126944, Early Espresso #126974

CARDSTOCK: Primrose Petals #126841, Whisper White 3"x4-1/4" #100730, Early Espresso 1"x3" #119686

ACCESSORIES: Modern Label Punch #119849, Scallop Edge Border Punch #119882, Rhinestones #119246, Small Heart Punch #119193, Stampin' Sponge #101610, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Bone folder #102300, Paper Snips #103579, Stapler

I decided to tweak it a little when I got home.. I added some designer paper and self adhesive die cuts from the Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin' Kit, (pg 167, #126927).

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I used some of the self adhesive die cuts in the Simply Scrappin' Kit to decorate inside this card.

 

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Can you believe I am Still catching up blogging about my January trip to San Antonio for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference and Regional Seminar?  wow... time is just whizzing by this year!

These are the adorable projects we made at the Regional Seminar.. enjoy!

Patty and Cindee stamping our projects..

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Can you believe the center of that sweet flower is the Kite Stamp from the Send me Soaring stamp set, stamped then punched with the Heart Punch!?  too cute!

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Enjoy more samples with this cute set, HERE

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My dad is scheduled for quadruple bypass surgery this morning.. please keep him in your prayers.. I know it will be a long recovery.  Many of you have enjoyed his artwork that I've shared and I know he would appreciate your prayers today.   thanks!

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Stampin' Up! Leadership 2012 Displays part 2


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One of the very best parts of a Stampin' Up! event is viewing the amazing samples created by Stampin' Up!  These samples were on display in the Make & Take room at Leadership 2012 in San Antonio, and I hope you enjoy them! For more samples, click here.

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 Check out these adorable aprons and fabric flower pin made by the Stampin' Up! staff.. they each made their own.. they are so cute!  I believe this ADORABLE new fabric will be in the new Catalog from Stampin' Up!, previewing June 1st.... YES JUNE 1st... the NEW CATALOG COMES OUT A MONTH EARLY THIS YEAR!! 

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and today I will leave you with this oh so cute AMAZING GIFT that we were given .. these cute portfolios were at our Make & Take spots.. holy cow.. were we spoiled or WHAT?

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this cute fabric is the same as the aprons above... i'm pretty sure we'll see it in the new catalog in June!  whohooo.. toooo cute!

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Advisory Board Reunion Breakfast - Leadership - Orlando

The current and past Stampin' Up! Advisory Board members were invited to a LOVELY breakfast, poolside, at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando last week...  yes.. it was kinda dark when we first got there... but the sun was coming up quickly and soon it was just lovely! We had wonderful fruits, omelettes, eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, juice, coffee, and I'm sure more.. and we got a free set (can't show you yet.. but it's on pg 106).. and had a great time visiting with friends!  That was a LONG day... after that we were off to the Convention Center for a full first day of Leadership Conference, and that night was the Manager's Reception at Universal!

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My 2 very best SU! friends, Janice Weightman and Jan Wakeland.. I'm SO thankful for your friendship!

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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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Managers Reception at Leadership - Orlando 2009

Stampin' Up! treated all of the Managers and above to an evening at Universal's Island of Adventure last week!!  The park was closed except for the Marvel Super Hero Island section which was open exclusively for us! We could ride the rides as much as we wanted to without any lines!  We met the super hero characters and ate gourmet food all night!  Wow.. what a night!

Check out how they had the street light posts decorated.. they go ALL OUT just to make us feel special!

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They said, Crop, Stamp, Punch, Wow, and swap!! Too cool!  We sure felt SPECIAL!

Here I am being tortured (LOL) by some scary character.. I didn't get his name.. (thanks to Janna Emmert, she let me know this is Dr. Doom from the Fantastic Four!)

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Here is Rich trying to make off with some of the dessert... he doesn't look very guilty... does he?  :)

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Me with more Super Hero's - nice glasses, dude (left: Wolverine, right: Cyclops from X-Men - thanks Janna!):

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And Spiderman striking a pose:

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and last but not least.. OUR VERY OWN SUPER HERO, BRENT.... The new catalog ROCKS Brent.. just like you! :)

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When we got on the chartered bus to go back to the hotel, they gave us each a Spiderman Lunch Box with a new FREE STAMP SET inside!  Can't show you the set yet... but it's on pg 55 if you have your new catalog and want to look :)

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More Leadership photos tomorrow.. check in again for more fun!

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Best Wishes & More samples from Regional Seminar

I was so excited to get the "Best Wishes & More" stamp set from Stampin' Up! at the Regional seminar on Saturday in Orlando.. I didn't own that set yet but it was on my wish list! They gave it to us free so that we'd have it to stamp our Make & Takes.  I was too busy talking to finish my M&T's.. but if I get them done I'll post them. 

Best Wishes & More, #111602, $26.95

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Here are a few really cute samples using that set from display boards at the Regional:

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And I really loved this WELCOME Decor Elements sign that was on display .. I ordered that Decor Elements piece and need to look for a pretty frame for it!

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Leadership Photos - part 2

As I previously posted, we are not allowed to show sneak peeks from the new catalog yet, so, I've got some other great photos from Leadership & Regional to share with you instead...

I loved this box that was demo'd on stage using the Pillow Box die, the Candy Lane DSP and the new heart punch & set (from the Love You Much bundle)
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Check out these ADORABLE 3x3 Love Notes with the same supplies:

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Stampin' Up! events are always about the friends... lifelong friends... here are my Founder's Circle buddies.. Rebecca, Ruth, Missy, and me at the Regional Seminar:

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And here I am with friends Jan, Lisa, and Janice:

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What does 50 Big Shot Machines look like?  We used them for our Regional Make & Takes.. too fun!

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Stampin' Up! Leadership in Photos - part 1

Whew.. I'm back home from Leadership after another 13 hour travel day... AND I experienced THE WORST fear of any stamper.... my luggage doesn't show up when I get to my home airport... I'm thinking of all my swaps and all my free stamp sets and all my Make & Take supplies.. etc.  (never fear, I had  my new catalog WITH ME on the plane!)....  BUT it wasn't just myluggage that was missing... somehow they couldn't find the entire group of luggage that had traveled from Orlando to California via Albuquerque!!!.. aaaack!   We kept asking the Southwest agent to track down all our suitcases and FIANLLLLLY an hour after we landed they "found them" all and whoosh, they came tumbling through the baggage carousel... That was ONE tense hour!  :) 

So.. if you don't know WHY I was tense about the missing luggage... HERE is what was in there (in addition to my clothes, etc):

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All my Memento Mall purchases, my 4 free stamp sets, all my Make & Take stuff, all my swaps and gifts, free Decor Elements that they gave us, and my Super Hero Tin from the Manager's Reception evening!

I guess the TSA agent found this an interesting assortment of luggage items, cuz they searched my bag:

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The Memento Mall Stampin' Up! Exclusive items were sooooo fun this year!  Here are few of them:

Pencil Bags and pencils in a new DSP pattern called Raspberry Tart:

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YES!  A new umbrella.. I've had my yellow tulip Stampin' Up! umbrella for sooo many years and it's "dying", so I'm really happy to have a new one with the new Fifth Avenue Floral design on it.

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A cute flamingo:

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And we each got the CUTEST BAG ever when we checked in... as if the bag wasn't cute enough, it came with our NEW CATALOG, a Spanish version catalog, a new Decor Elements catalog, a free stamp set, our info for the week, a pen, a pin, .... wow... amazing!

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It has 4 slots for cards, so I put 4 swap cards in it from fellow demonstrators!

I had made a chipboard tag covered in DSP before we left.. I was HOPING it would coordinate with the bag we got.. boy did I get lucky! :) 

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The stripes are one of the patterns in the new Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP, which is cardstock weight and textured!! It's FAB paper and sure to be a favorite!

I've got lots of goodies from Memento Mall to share as incentives and prizes with my downline and for BLOG CANDY here.. so keep watching!

Tune in tomorrow and the next day, and the next... and well, every day!! for more updates and photos!

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Leadership Recap

Hello from Orlando.. Leadership 2009 is officially done.. except for dinner tonight with my Advisory Board buddies! :)  What a great 2+ days.. fabulous motivational speakers, great demonstrations of new products, sneak peeks, displays, etc.!  Next year I hope you plan to join me!  It's a GREAT way to boost your spirits, get motivated and mingle with the leaders of the company! Sr. Supervisors and above are invited to attend!

Tomorrow I'm staying for the Regional Seminar! yahoo!

I guess it was a good thing that my laptop won't read my new high capacity camera memory card... I verified with the Stampin' Up! Compliance department that NO SNEAK PEEK PHOTOS of new products are allowed to be posted to the internet until the catalog release date of January 19.  So I can't share photos of new things until then, but I will post pix of some swaps and other fun photos as soon as I get home on Monday. Yes, I realize other people are doing it and as much as you know I LOVE TO SHARE, I will not be breaking the rules. 

I am still on a total high about the Digital Scrapbooking announcement! I've been asking for that for YEARS! 

As announced on the Stampin' Up! site there will be some fabulous new promotions and offers coming up in the next few weeks and months... as if the new catalog weren't enough! :)  So how does Custom Decor Elements sound!?  You will be able to get any quote or name or words you want on a Decor Elements piece! LOVE that!  How about a FREE Catalog in February!?  Stay tuned for info on how you can take advantage of that!

Last night was our Managers Reception - can you believe they closed down Universal's Island of Adventure FOR US!? We got to go on the rides without any waiting, we got free food and drinks all night (and I'm not talking "park food"... I mean catered yummy gourmet food!!), and the Super Heros were out all over for photo ops.. WHAT A GREAT NIGHT.. THEN.. A FREE STAMP SET in a Superman Lunch Box!!  :)  How fun is that!?  Stampin' Up! really knows how to treat us!

Anyway.. sorry about not being allowed to post photos, I'm sure you understand my desire to stay within the policy.

Looking forward to sharing more with you soon,

Patty


Stampin' Up! announces Digital Scrapbooking!!

I am still here in Orlando for the Leadership conference with Stampin' Up! and the BIG EXCITING NEWS today was that Stampin' Up! has developed it's own Digital Scrapbooking program that will be available sometime later this year!  It is SOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING and by far the BEST digital scrappin' software I've ever seen!  I've worked with several other brands/companies and I can tell you HANDS DOWN this is the easiest to use and has the most options and "goodies" without being overwhelming! It is just awesome awesome awesome!! 

I started this morning with a lovely, lavish breakfast by the pool for the Advisory Board members (past & present) complete with a free stamp set!, then all day at the conference center, then all evening at Universal's Island of Adventure (theme park) where they closed the park and only had it open to Stampin' Up! managers and above!  It was amazingb (and ANOTHER free stamp set)!!  The photos will tell the story... but.. alas, I still can't get this laptop to read my new 8gb memory card (UGH!) so I will be sharing photos on Monday when I get home! 

Looking foward to learning more at the conference tomorrow! :)


Patty