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Going to Convention? Save me a Swap!

I'm so excited to be attending the annual Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah this coming week!!

I've only missed one convention since I joined in 1995, so whatever the math is.. that's a LOT of conventions for me!!  I love seeing my friends and getting new ideas... one great way to get new ideas is to swap cards with other convention attendees.  I've made about 200 cards... I have been doing about 40 of each kind.. here is one of the swaps that I'm taking with me.

  Floral district hybrid conv swap

I designed the background in My Digital Studio using the Floral District download, and then stamped and punched and added hybrid elements, and mounted it all to a Rich Razzleberry piece of cardstock.

Floral district hybrid flower

See the fun layers I was stamping and punching? 

Hybrid floral district

I am loving the new 1-1/4" scallop circle punch ... it's coming up in the new Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up!  ... available to customers on Aug. 1 !!

Stampin' Up! Supplies you'll need for this card:

  • Floral District MDS download, or, Floral District Designer paper, pg 163, #126919
  • 1" square punch pg 183, #124094
  • Postage Stamp punch, pg 182, #122644
  • 1-1/4" scallop circle punch (coming on Aug 1)
  • 1-3/4" scallop circle punch, pg 184, #119854
  • 1-3/4" circle punch, pg 184, #119850
  • Elegant Butterfly punch, pg 184, #127526
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock, pg 153, #115316
  • Betsy's Blossoms stamp set, pg 72, #126004
  • Daffodil Delight ink, pg 153, #126944
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, pg 177, #104430

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Secret Stamper cards

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Our Luv 2 Stamp Group has a fun "Secret Sister" card program headed up by Diane Keel. This optional program is set up to send 2 stamped cards a month to our secret sister... Diane is calling the program the

Secret Stamper program.. so fun!

Here are the 2 lovely cards I received from my Secret Stamper in June!

June secret stamper copy
Thank you Secret Stamper!!

I love my Floral District cards !!

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Blooming with Kindness and Delicate Designs

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By far, one of my most favorite sets in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog is

BLOOMING WITH KINDNESS

you'll find it on pg 87, or HERE ONLINE

Blooming with kindness delicate designs 1
I just think it is so very striking yet so simple and beautiful!

For instructions to make the pretty background,

SEE THIS VIDEO

Delicate designs snowflake design

I paired this set wtih the Delicate Designs embossing folder.. it sure lends a WOW to this simple card!

Stampin' Up! supplies I used to make my card:

  • Blooming with Kindness set, pg 87  #126420 / 126422
  • Delicate Designs Embossing folder, pg 188 #127023
  • Raspberry Ripple cardstock, Stitched Ribbon and ink pad, all on pg 152
  • Basic Pearls, pg 175, #119247
  • Daffodil Delight and Whisper White cardstock
  • Labels Collection Framelit dies (for mask), pg 191, #125598

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Pennant Punch Party Table Decoration

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Pennants are all the rage right now... and with the Stampin' Up! Petite Pennant Builder Punch, they are super quick and easy to create!!

Birthday flags
We made this cute Table Decoration at one of my classes a couple months ago.  I got the cute little "Coke glasses" at a dollar store, filled them with Red Hots and used red straws for the "flag poles". Use GLUE DOTS to secure the pennants to the straws.

All of the cute pennants are punched from the Pennant Builder punch and the Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stacks (BRIGHTS AND SUBTLES)

The smaller flags are die cut using the Bitty Banners Framelits.

Some flags were stamped first using the Itty Bitty Banners stamp set.

Paper stack

Stampin' Up! products used on my card:

  • Itty Bitty Banners stamp set, pg 134  #126255 / 126257
  • Bitty Banner Framelits, pg 191, #129267
  • Petite Pennant Builder Punch, pg 185, #122361
  • Paper Stacks, pg 162:  Brights #117155 and Subtles #117152
  • Summer Smooches Fabric (red polkadot tie), pg 171, #125411
  • Glue Dots, pg 177, #103683

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Quint-Essential Flower Make & Take project

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Today I am sharing the Make & Take project I designed for our recent Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting.  This 4x4 card features the Quint-essential flower stamp from Stampin' Up!

Pb make and take 2

Stamps and punches

the above photo shows you which stamps and punches you will need for this project.. you can click the photo to ENLARGE IT

Thank you close up

close up of the gorgeous Delicate Designs embossing folder edge

use the Modern Label punch to punch out just the Thank You part from the From My Heart Stamp!

From my heart punch

Stampin' Up! products used on my card:

 

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Chocolate Pencils - fun project by Sharon Howard

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One of the delightfully fun projects we made at our June Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting were these adorable Chocolate Pencils designed by Sharon Howard!

Sharon chocolate pencils

This cute project featured the

Patio Party Designer paper from Stampin' Up!

You will find this paper on pg 165, or online here

 you will need a package of ROLO candy and a HERSHEY KISS

cut your paper to 4-7/8" x 3-3/8" and add Sticky Strip and Glue Dots then roll the paper around the candies:

Rolo hershey kiss


 Use Primrose Petals and Brushed Silver cardstock at the tip to look like an eraser and decorate as desired!

Pencil tip

Stampin' Up! Products used in this project:

  • Patio Party DSP, pg 165, #126916
  • Primrose Petals cardstock, pg 152, #126841
  • Brushed Silver cardstock, pg 160, #100712
  • Sticky Strip, pg 177,  #104294

 

 This is Sharon (right) with her sister Ellen (left)

Make n takes 2
Thanks, Sharon for the GREAT project!!

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July 2012 Technique Challenge Video - Stampin Misters

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the

June Technique Challenge!

Scroll down

to see the WINNER OF THE FREE STAMP SET

from the June challenge.

A N N O U N C I N G

the JULY 2012 Technique Challenge

use your Stampin' Spritzers!

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


Here are some of the samples from the video:

Stampin spritzer butterfly card 1

Stampin spritzer butterflies

Stampin spritzer butterfly card 3

Stampin spritzer butterfly card 4

Stampin spritzer butterfly card 2

Mister Holders by Eric Bennett available here

Stampin' Up! products used on these cards:

To participate in the challenge:

    1. for my Luv 2 Stamp Group downline: create your sample and post your sample to our yahoo group including the recipe for your sample, 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 (in the comment section below) with a link to your sample so everyone can see what you created!  I will have a special monthly gift to give away to my favorite sample! 

July 2012 Stampin' Spritzer Challenge ends 7/31/12.

I hope you enjoy creating your reverse masking samples!

WINNER of the JUNE TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE:

CONGRATULATIONS TO Sandi D. for winning the MOUTHWATERING stamp set! Email me with your address so I can send you the set :)

You can view her winning entry here!

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New Stampin' Up! Heat Tool video & tip

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Many of you who have already purchased the Heat Tool Holder that my husband has offered have asked how it works with the NEW STAMPIN' UP! HEAT TOOL...

thank you for your patience.. I have a very quick video for you to show you the difference between the old and new heat tools and how they fit into the Heat Tool Holder.

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Heat Tool may be purchased online here

Embossing Buddy may be purchased online here

Heat Tool HOLDER may be purchased here

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Oakland A's Game and Fireworks July 4th celebration

Take me out to the ball game...

We had a most marvelous evening celebrating the 4th of July at the Oakland A's baseball game.. it was actually on the 3rd.. they had fireworks at the end of the game, and to top it off, after a very b-o-r-i-n-g game, the A's won the game with a walk off run in the bottom of the 9th! whooohoooo!

July 4th oakland a's

We went with a big church group and invited our friends Laura and Jeff... (yes it was cold!!)

Jeff laura and us

THIS cracked me up .. from our view (up high) the catchers in the Boston Red Sox bullpen sure looked like Spiderman to me!! LOL

Spiderman bullpen

The moon was full and beautiful!!

Moon at a's stadium

Moon 2

At the end of the game, they let the fans go on the field to watch the fireworks over the outfield bleachers.

Fans on the field

Let the FIREWORKS BEGIN!!

I discovered the 'fireworks' setting under "scenes" on my point n shoot Nikon.. wow.. so pleased with the photos this year!

  Fireworks oakland a's 1

Fireworks oakland a's 2

Fireworks oakland a's 3

This one looks like 2 palm trees.. LOL

Fireworks oakland a's 4

Fireworks oakland a's 5

Fireworks oakland a's 6

Fireworks oakland a's 7

Fireworks oakland a's 8

Fireworks oakland a's 9

Fireworks oakland a's 10

Hope you had a most marvelous week celebrating the 236th birthday of our wonderful nation!!

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Summer Fall 2012 Stamp Class Schedule and Class Kit Options

If you are local to me in the San Francisco Bay Area, I'd love to have you join me at my

Summer and Fall Rubber Stamping classes!! 

If you are Long Distance, I offer Kit Options for several of my upcoming classes.

Please email me to reserve your spot in class, and as always, your payment will hold your spot. Please note payment deadlines in red.

Let me know if you have any questions:  PattyStamps@comcast.net

(download here, or view classes below)

Class schedule fall 2012 1
Class schedule fall 2012 2
Class schedule fall 2012 3



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I'm a copy-cat... well, kind of ..

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OK, so maybe not so much of a copy-cat... let's say I was

INSPIRED by a GREAT Stamper!

Cindee postage due<<<<< I saw this card on my friend Cindee's blog, and LOVED her card.. the "Postage Due" stamp set is one of my favorite stamps in the new Stampin' Up! catalog this year.

Cindee did the emboss resist technique in the background of her card.. but you know me... "let's see if i can recreate that in MDS"... so My Digital Studio to the rescue!  I did it!

Postage due mds hybrid 1

I think I need to make a video tutorial on this card.. it will be easier to describe than typing the My Digital Studio instructions.  I did use the Postage Due MDS download, and several different Overlays for the dots/background.

Postage due mds hybrid 2

I stamped and punched out some embellishments and also added a decorative strip and Crochet trim.

Stampin' Up! Supplies I used on this card:

  • Postage Due MDS download, #127201
  • Crochet trim, pg 173, #118481
  • Finishing touches edgelit die, pg 190, #127010
  • Postage Due stamp set, pg 108, #126395
  • Perfect punches stamp set, pg 120, #117022
  • Raspberry Ripple cardstock, pg 152, #126842
  • Essentials Paper Piercing pack, pg 181, #126187
  • Postage Stamp punch, pg 182, #122344
  • Curly Label punch, pg 182, #119851

Here are the latest My Digital Studio downloads that have been released since This Post:

My Digital Studio downloads released on 6-19-12:

Mds downloads 6 19 12

My Digital Studio downloads released on 6-26-12:

Mds downloads 6 26 12

My Digital Studio downloads released on 7-3-12:

Mds downloads 7 3 12

 

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Happy 4th from the Alameda County Fair!

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Happy 4th of July Holiday!

Each June we enjoy attending the local County Fair... we usually go sometime around our anniversary... just something fun we like to get out and do... this year we went on our actual 26th anniversary (last week).. thought you might enjoy celebrating the 4th of July holiday with some fun, "Americana" photos from our visit to the fair!

Fair ferriswheel

Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA

photos by Patty Bennett

Fair big bubbas

Fair us 26 years

we sat on the grass and watched RICK SPRINGFIELD in concert... does that bring back memories for anyone?  He played in the amphtheater and we watched on the big screen on the grass behind the stage:

Fair rick springfield

and i LOVE taking photos of the garden displays!!

  Fair patriotic petunias

  Fair dahlias

Fair dahlias pond

Fair black eyed susan dasies

Fair alstromeria

Fair hydrangea

FAIR spinner

Have a safe and wonderful 4th celebration!

from the Bennetts

 

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Fabric Rose Luv 2 Stamp Group meeting project

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I asked for volunteers from my Luv 2 Stamp Group to help in designing and prepping materials for some of our Make & Take projects at our June meeting.

Cindee Wilkinson volunteered to teach us how to make beautiful fabric roses!

You can find the info and tutorials on her blog here.

THANK YOU Cindee!

Fabric rose 1

above roses featuring: Essentials Desginer Fabric, #126892, pg 170


Fabric rose pinwheels 2

above roses featuring: Floral District Fabric, #126893, pg 171

Fabric rose 3

above roses featuring: Floral District Fabric, #126893, pg 171

Fabric rose 4

above rose featuring: Essentials Desginer Fabric, #126892, pg 170


Fabric rose cindee

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$5 Special "Reason to Smile" stamp set from Stampin' Up!

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$5 Special Reason to Smile Stamp Set

from Stampin' Up! - July 2012 only!

Reason to smile flyer

 When you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! product, you can add this fun 7 piece stamp set to your order for only $5.00!!

use #131274 for the Reason to Smile wood set

or

use #131275 for the Reason to Smile clear set

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