Archive for August, 2008


024 copy JOIN ME MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, for my first ever Card of the Month Club.   We will meet the 3rd Monday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 PM.  Club fee only $5.00 (good for 6 months as long as you come each month with completed card and don't be late!)  

First Month free… See and learn about new & old products/technique.  We will have a question and answer time, when you can ask how to use a particular Stampin'Up! product you have. 

You will receive a free Card Kit each month.  Your card kit will include a Card Template/Map, Measurements & instructions if needed, Cardstock & accessories to complete 2 cards (one for you and one for me).  Take your card kit home and get creative with your stamps and ink and enjoy some time stamping!  Bring your finished card back the next month and pick up your next card kit absolutely free!   

RSVP by Noon 9/15 Call 320-759-5361 or Click Here!

This Beautiful card was given to me by one of the demonstrators in my group, Gloria Flaten.  Thank you Gloria you always are so kind to remember me with great cards and little gifts!


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Nothing is more fun than attending a stamping event, add that to doing it with other women that share the same passion as you and you have a downline gathering.  I hold 3 different types of events for Demonstrators who are part of my team.  One is a Product & Training Night, this is were we can explore all the fun tools and accessories we carry.  If you think you would like to learn more about some of the fun extra's you can join a similar event called Card of the month.  Click here for more

Benefits and Features of the Stamp-a-ma-Jig™ Positioner 

Allows for fast and precise stamp placement, perfect for word and letter stamps, non-skid, includes washable plastic sheet

"This is the perfect tool to keep you from ever ruining a whole project with one crooked stamp! The stamp positioner gives you the ability to place an image exactly where you want it, every time." 

To highlight the center of this flower I used our Red Duo Beads.  "These beads are wonderful for adding dimension and pizazz. Use them to highlight areas on your card or scrapbook page that you want to stand out. They’re simple to use—just place an adhesive where you want the beads, and sprinkle the beads over the adhesive."  

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  • <span Stamp Set Eastern Blooms (part of the Never Seen Before Promotion)
  • <span Colors More Mustard, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango and Kiwi Kiss
  • Accessories: More Mustard Grosgrain Ribbon, Duo Beads, Designer Series Paper Haiku

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  • Stamp Set: A Flower for all Seasons, Heard from the Heart (15% off until September 30)
  • Colors: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
  • Accessories: Taffeta Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Duo Beads Red, Bella Rose Designer Series Paper, Scallop Punch Long


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You know how I am after convention… I can't hardly keep my feet on the ground and those who are at the first workshop/party have to tolerate my over zealous excitement and constant chatter about all the things I love and the list is endless.

A card featured and demonstrated at convention was a fun pop out card.  When I got home my dear friend/demonstrator Dianna Gibbs had made a card using the technique and posted to her blog.   She is one of the best and her ideas and quality of stamping can't be beat.   Check out her blog and enjoy some great conversation and ideas!

I decided to give it a try and use it at my first workshop of experienced stampers.  I think it is the first time I have heard my name in vein by my dear stampers.    I know most of them come to unwind and enjoy a fun evening… I think they had fun but I am not sure about the unwinding.   The BIG KEY to this card is use the Tom boy Glue SPARINGLY.    If any of you are interested in learning how to make this card,  book your workshop today  PROCEED WITH CAUTION! 

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Each year when I attend convention I prepare card swaps using currant stamp sets, paper and accessories.  It was exciting this year to get some pre-order paper and ink to stamp my swaps with new never been used ink and paper.  I wanted to share my swap and show you some of the new awesome colors.

Some of you may have received this hand stamped card as your invitation to the Hostess Appreciation.  Host a Workshop today so you don't miss the next Hostess Appreciation!

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Stamp Set:  One of a Kind, Fundamental Phrases

Card Stock:  New In Colors Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White

Accessories:  Designer Series Paper Bella Rose, Bo Ho Blossom Punch, Tab Punch, 1/2 circle  Punch, Earth Element Brads

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Make and takes is a bit stressful for even this experienced stamper, those that say I always make it look easy should see me at make and takes.  All thumbs!  It helps me remember how it is for those of you who are attending my events and have seen the projects for the first time with quick instructions and so little time (smiling). 

When all is said and done and I home again it is the thing I cherish the most (except for the new catalog of course).   I take them out and marvel that I really made it.  Maybe that is why I love stamping so much it never ceases to amaze me that I can do this.

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  • Stamp Set: *Eastern Blooms pg. 91
  • Colors:  *Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: *Bella Rose DSP pg. 168, 1" Circle Punch, Rhinestone Brads,
  • The flower is made with the 1 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon Pink Pirouette pg. 186 
  • Dig the scallop trim?  Make it with Stampin' Up!'s new *Scallop Edge Punch pg. 189!

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  • Stamp Set: *Flight of the Butterfly pg. 97
  • Colors: *new in-color Baja Breeze, More Mustard and Certainly Celery, *new in color Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Coluzzle, *On Board Timeless Type (U) pg.181, Three for You Punch pg. 189, Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, *1" Double Stitched Chocolate Chip Ribbon pg. 186, *Scallop Edge Punch pg. 189

Card of the month

Kind Thanks Card

  • Stamp Set: *Eastern Blooms pg. 91
  • Colors: *new in-colors Kiwi Kiss, *Tangerine Tango, *Baja Breeze  and Chocolate Chip, Natural White Cardstock, Whisper White.
  • Accessories: *1/4" Grosgrain Chocolate Chip Ribbon pg. 186, *Classy Brassy Template Floral Frenzy pg 191, Brayer, Light table and stylus

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This small album 3 x 3 is a perfect gift to tuck in an envelope or your purse.  It holds up to 12 small photos and even room to journal in the pocket on the back page.

  • Stamp Set: *Eastern Blooms pg. 91
  • Colors: *new in-color Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: *1/4" Grosgrain Old Olive Ribbon pg. 186, Crop-a-dile, Orange Bead Duo pg. 190, *Textured Love Notes pg. 167


* New items and page number in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog 2008.  Email me patstamps@embarqmail.com to get your copy!  They will  arrive Monday August 11.


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Many of you know that I just returned from the Stampin'Up! Convention in Salt Lake City, UT. This years theme was Celebrate 08 – 20 years of Stampin'Up! can you believe that!  I have been on the ride for 10.  So between Stampin' Up! and myself celebrating our anniversary this is going to be one great year!

Now to share some exciting fun thing from convention.  I will try not to overwhelm you with to many things in one day.


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This cute 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 scrapbook pagewill fit perfectly in our new On Board 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 Ring Album (includes 10 page protectors).  Notice the new color of Flower Fusions they have added a combination of the new in color Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette and an all time favorite Chocolate Chip.  If you didn't get any of these last year to add some pizazz to your card don't miss them this year.  

  • Stamp set: *Flight of the Butterfly pg. 97
  • Colors: Rose Red, Old Olive, More Mustard and *Baja Breeze pg. 163
  • Accessories: *Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon pg.186, *On Board Timeless Type Chipboard pg. 181, *Designer Buttons pg. 187

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3 x 6 Card…is featured with our Small Open-Ended Envelope not a new product but one you will for sure want to add to your collection to add some variation to your card style. 

  • Stamp Set: *Inspired by Nature pg. 100
  • Colors: *Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla
  • Accessories: Small open ended envelopes , Wide Oval pg. 188, and don't miss the cute little *Clip pg. 184 and for those of you who couldn't live without the 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate chip it is back!

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GIFT BAGMake an ordinary white bag with handles the hit of the party!  Yes Stampin' Up!® sells white handled gift bags.

  • Stamp Set: *Inspired by Nature pg. 100
  • Color: *New in color Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • Accessories: *Haiku Designer Series Paper (DSP) pg. 168 (WOW 408 new patterns), 7/8" Poly twill in So Saffron

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Have a friend who likes to read make this little BOOK MARK as a gift to include in your next card.

  • Stamp Set: *Eastern Blooms pg. 91
  • Colors: Old Olive, *Tangerine Tango, *Pacific Point
  • Accessories: *Haiku DSP pg. 168, *On Board Something Seasonal (Frame), *Filigree Assortment (ribbon slide and flower center), *5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Pacific Point

* New items and page number in the new Fall/Winter Idea Book & Catalog 2008.  Email me patstamps@embarqmail.com to get your copy!  They will  arrive Monday August 11.





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