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April 2012

Uh Oh.. get 'em today or they are GONE!

Stampin' Up! JUST POSTED the list of items that will still be available in May from the Occasions Mini catalog... . but TWO OF MY FAVORITES ARE NOT THERE!! 

MIXED BUNCH SET .. last day to order is TODAY!!

APOTHECARY ART SET  last day to order is TODAY!

it's the last day for most other Occasions mini sets!

yikes!! check the list.. are your favorites GONE after today?


click here to view the list of Occasions mini catalog items

available through May

EVERYTHING ELSE is GONE at the end of today, April 30th

 

  May 2012 shop now button

 


Last Day for Occasions Mini & Summer Smooches preorder

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

Order your NEW 2012 2013 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG here!

Retiring Accessories and Stamp set lists

 

Quick reminder: today is the LAST DAY to order from the

Occasions mini catalog and the

Summer Smooches Preorder

Summer smooches present card

the card above was one of the cute things we made in our SUMMER SMOOCHES class on the weekend!  Don't miss out on getting your fun Summer Smooches paper and other products today!

The darling card was inspired by demonstrator Jason Casper

Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Summer Smooches DSP #125409

Assorted Cardstock

Stampin' Up! Notecards #107311

Punches:  1-1/4" square, 1-3/8" square, Blossom Bouquet, Word Window, Modern Label

Daffodil Delight Seam Binding ribbon #125583

 

May 2012 quick links
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Technique Challenge Video - Emboss Resist - May 2012

Welcome to my new monthly series

Technique challenge may 2012

Each month I'll bring you a Technique Video and encourage you to "play along" by creating your own samples with the monthly technique.  See below for all the details.

May 2012 Technique Challenge: Emboss Resist

Here are my samples from the video, featuring Emboss Resist:

  Emboss resist 1

Emboss resist 2

Emboss resist 3

Emboss resist 4

To participate in the challenge:

    1. for my Luv 2 Stamp Group downline:  post your sample to our yahoo group, and if you have a blog, and wish to blog your sample, leave a comment on this post (below) and give a link to your sample.  There will be a monthly incentive for you to join in on the challenge, see our yahoo group emails for the details.

    2.  for my customers and stamping friends: create your sample and post it to your blog and then leave me a comment with a link to your sample so everyone can see what you created!  I will have a monthly stamp set to give away to my favorite sample! 

May 2012 Emboss Resist Challenge ends 5/31/12.

I hope you enjoy creating your emboss resist samples!

May 2012 quick links
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Blossom Punch - Pretty Spring Wreath!!!!

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

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Order your NEW 2012 2013 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG here!

Retiring Accessories and Stamp set lists

Did you get your Blossom Punch yet!?  It's in the Occasions mini catalog on pg 17, or HERE ONLINE, but the mini catalog EXPIRES (GASP!!!!!) on Monday, April 30th.  I am HOPING HOPING that this punch will be in our new Stampin' Up! catalog on June 1st.. but no hints from headquarters on that yet... so .. get it while you can, cuz you'll need it for our upcoming WREATH CLASS!!!!

Blossom punch wreathAre YOU coming on May 12th to make this beautiful Blossom Punch Spring Wreath with us???  All you need to bring is your Blossom punch and a hot glue gun/hot glue sticks.. all other supplies included.

 I wanted to say thanks to Paula Mangum for the inspiration on this project!!

 

 

 

 

125603 blossom punch

May 2012 quick links
Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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

  May 2012 shop now button


Summer Smooch & Bright Blossoms preorder ending soon

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

Order your NEW 2012 2013 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG here!

 

Have you done your SUMMER SMOOCHES PREORDER yet?

Did you know the preorder is ending sooooooon?  you have a couple more days to preorder your fun Summer Smooches suite of products.

Click here for all the details, ordering codes and pricing.

Here are a few fun samples using the Summer Smooches products.. enjoy!

Summer smooches designer frame 3

Summer smooches circle

They remind me of Mary Engelbreit... don't you think?

Summer smooches designer frame 2

Have you used your Designer Frames embossing folder lately?  I used it on Whisper White cardstock, then cut it out and used it for the focal point on the card above.

May 2012 quick links

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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

  May 2012 shop now button


Designer Cuts Cards unique color combo

 Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

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Get your NEW 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Retiring Accessories and Stamp set lists

I was really pleased to find this unique color combo that I had not yet tried:

Very Vanilla and Island Indigo

I always thought that Island Indigo should be paired with White... but I quite like it with these Very Vanilla Designer Cuts Cards !  What do you think?

  Island indigo designer cuts

Designer Cuts cards only available until April 30 in the Occasions mini!!!

This card was embellished with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, Creative Elements set, and the Perfectly Penned set.

Just weave a 7" piece of Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon in and out of the Laser cut holes.. nice touch!

Island indigo ribbon

SHOP HERE for all your Stampin' Up! needs

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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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Retiring ACCESSORIES from Stampin' Up!

It's Here!! RETIRING ACCESSORY LIST

from Stampin' Up!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST (updated 4/26)

or click here to view all retiring products online

Limited Quantities... first come first served... SHOP NOW

 PLEASE NOTE:  You will see all of the ink pads on the list.. we will no longer be carrying the craft ink pads (only in black and white) and the classic pads will be replaced with a new "firm foam pad" for a better stamping experience.  More news to come on these exciting new pads!

And don't forget the RETIRING STAMP SET LIST HERE, too!

Summer Smooches Preview ends 4/30

Occasions Mini ends 4/30 SHOP NOW!

WHOHOOOO! check back with me on May 1st.. NEW STARTER kit for only $99 coming your way!!  What a great time to join Stampin' Up! and my Luv 2 Stamp Group!

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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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Summer Smooch Brads - limited time only!

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

Get your NEW 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog

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SPECIAL NOTE... PLEASE CHECK HERE FIRST THING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25

THE RETIRING ACCESSORY LIST WILL BE RELEASED

AND

ITEMS RUN OUT QUICKLY.. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

YOU KNOW THE DRILL...  SO CHECK HERE

THEN SHOP ONLINE

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Summer smooches blossom punch


Aren't these Summer Smooch Brads just toooooo adorable!?

If you like 'em, you need to order them RIGHT AWAY.. these will not be available after April 30th. They are a part of the April Summer Smooch Preorder and will not be in the new Stampin' Up! catalog.

UPDATE, 4/24/12, 4:30pm

Stampin' Up! just posted that these may run out before April 30th... I would order them NOW if I were you! :)

SUMMER SMOOCH BRADS
ITEM #125589

and you may also want:

the Mixed Bunch set..  with the matching Blossom Punch!

122535 mixed bunch stamp

125603 blossom punch

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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

 

Summer smooch siggy

 


Paper Flower Video Tutorial

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

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Order your NEW 2012 2013 STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG here!

Attic boutique flower cardAs previously mentioned in THIS BLOG POST, here is the PAPER FLOWER VIDEO TUTORIAL for you!

<<< I was so excited when I made this card... it features the Attic Boutique Designer paper  from Stampin' Up! and a paper flower made with the same paper and the BLOSSOM PUNCH.  

I saw a video by Cathy Parlitsis (see it here) and was inspired to make my own version of her flowers.  They are SO fun and easy so I wanted to share my version with you. 

Please see my video below for a step by step guide to making these.  And Thank You to Cathy for sharing this idea!

(if you are viewing this in an email, please visit my blog to view the video)

For more ideas, you can view ALL my videos on my YouTube Channel or on my blog.

Attic boutique flower card

If you don't have this Attic Boutique paper yet.. .DON'T WAIT... it's GOING GOING GONE... April 30, 2012 is the last day to order it from the Occasions Mini Catalog!! item #125407

Here is the paper flower pin in my video:

Attic boutique paper flower pin

Paper flower pin (see video above for instructions) with 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Stampin' Up! ribbon and Simply Adorned Charms.

Paper flower pin


 

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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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Get your NEW 2012 2013 Catalog HERE

Hi friends!!  I am so excited about the

new Stampin' Up! catalog!!

It will be released on June 1st, 2012, and run for 12 months.  If you would like a copy, I am happy to send it to you free, and

I only ask that you pay the postage.

New catalogs will

begin shipping the week of May 13, 2012

when you order a catalog from me

you also receive:

* exclusive customer coupons from me

* mini catalogs mailed to you: July & Dec

Per Stampin' Up! I am allowed to collect a list of names of customers interested in reserving a catalog until May 6th, and then on May 7th I can finalize your transaction with a paypal postage payment.  Please email me at PattyStamps@comcast.net if you wish to RESERVE YOUR CATALOG NOW and then visit me again on May 7th to finalize your transaction with a paypal payment for the postage.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but I'm just following their rules.

 

If you have any questions about our new products, please contact me:  PattyStamps@comcast.net

If you would like to place an order, you can do that ONLINE HERE, or email me or call me with your order.

Thank you for your continued support of my Stampin' Up! business!

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

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

 

Summer smooch siggy

 


Sweet Shop 4x4 cards and envelopes

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

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Get your NEW 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog

4x4 Card Samples from my Sweet Shop class last month:

Sweet shop 4x4 cards

Need a few quick cards?  Try the Sweet Shop Stickers

and the Sweet Shop Designer paper

from Stampin' Up! - found on pgs 32 and 33 of the Occasions mini catalog

But don't delay.. these products are available for a limited time

and the catalog will be expiring on Monday, April 30, 2012!!!

125584 sweet shop stickers
Order your Sweet Shop Stickers online here!

For quick and easy coordinating envelopes, we used the DSP Paper Stacks on pg 185 of the Stampin' Up! catalog.

WATCH A VIDEO HERE for info on making envelopes with the Stampin' Up! Simply Scored board and Diagonal Scoring Tool.

 

Paper size to make an envelope for a 4x4 card: 7" square

on Diagonal scoring plate, score at: 3-1/4" on all 4 sides,

fold and seal per video above

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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

 

Summer smooch siggy



Retiring In Colors - get them before they are gone

We will be losing these 5 wonderful In Colors.. can you believe we've had them for 2 years already?  Once they run out of stock, they are gone forever.. so don't wait for the retiring accessory list.. order your extra cardstock, reinkers, ribbons, etc, NOW!

view my past In Color samples here for your inspiration!

Retiring in colors pmb

Last chance... get your NEW STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG SHIPPED TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE... check out the details here.

the Current big Stampin' Up! catalog ENDS ONE MONTH EARLY!!! 

Ends on May 31, 2012


the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog comes out one month EARLY!! 

debut: June 1, 2012

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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

 

Summer smooch siggy

 


Labels Collection Framelit candy pouch

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

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How to get the NEW 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog in May!

 

I love getting fun ideas at Stampin' Up! events... in January when I attended the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference in San Antonio, Stampin' Up! CEO Shelli Gardner showed us how to make this adorable little pouch from the Labels Collection Framelits dies!! Whohooo!! TOOO CUTE!

Sweet shop pool party

I adapted her Valentine idea into a cute "Sweet Shop" design, featuring the Sweet Shop stickers from the Occasions mini catalog.

You'll need cardstock Simply Scored Board, the Labels Collection dies and a Big Shot, and the Sweet Shop Stickers:

125598 labels framelits 125584 sweet shop stickers

Labels Collection dies                     Sweet Shop Stickers

Label die 1

  Label die 2

add sticky strip, overlap and join the 2 pieces together

Label die 3

isn't that a quick and easy goodie pouch!? 

order your Stampin' Up! Supplies online here 24/7 or contact me with your order anytime

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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

 

Summer smooch siggy


Summer Smooch Decor Stencil - limited time only!

Kits & Tutorials available from Patty Bennett

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

How to get the NEW 2012/2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog in May!

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It's hard to believe the availability of this pretty

Summer Smooches Decor Stencil

is almost over.. it's only available until April 30, 2012 and then it's NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN!

you can purchase it here, item 125626

Summer smooch stencil create card

here are the colors I used to stencil onto the First Edition Specialty DSP

Summer smooch stencil

Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Regal Rose

It looked like this before I layered it onto the card:

Summer smooch stencil colored

close up of the paper flower.. video tutorial coming soon!

LINK TO THE VIDEO is HERE

Summer smooch stencil paper flower

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

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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

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Heat Tool Holders - a family affair

Heat tool holder sm
My hubby is still making the lovely

wood heat tool holders,

and I even had to get in on the action to help fulfill all the orders a couple weeks ago!!  We've mailed out several batches and have more ready to go now as well.

For more information or to place your order, please see this blog post.

These are great for "hands free heat embossing" or to just hold your heat tool while not in use.

2012-03-23_11-56-18_936 Mailing heat tool holders

Eric heat tool holderThanks for all your kind comments about his wonderful workmanship and how much you are enjoying these. 

If you have any requests for other wood storage or organizational pieces, leave us a comment and let us know.

Summer smooch quick link

Shop online for Stampin' Up! Supplies 24/7

NEED A new STAMPIN' UP! CATALOG?

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

 

Summer smooch siggy