Archive for September, 2009


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Here are the projects we made at the September Inspiration Club Class. This class featured one of my new favorite stamp sets For All You Do!  The set and Ideas for this class where all part of our make & takes during the Hawaii Incentive trip!  The tri-fold card has been every one's favorite and the most asked about card I have on display.  It is my favorite style EASY! "looks like you fussed".  It is a very easy card to make just start with a  6" x 12" piece of cardstock and designer series paper.   With your cardstock in landscape position score at 3", 6", 9".  

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Join the club today! Why? 
Because there are GREAT member benefits!

  • Free Monthly Inspiration Club Class
  • Free Catalog
  • Exclusive Level One Hostess Set of your choice
  • $15.00 in Free SU Products of your choice
  • Slowly build your stamp collection!
  • Learn new ideas and techniques

Want to check it out before you join?  Attend one club class for the reduced class fee of $10 to see if this is for you!

Free Monthly Inspiration Club Class 2nd Tuesday of the Month (value $15.00)

The class is available “TO GO” as well (stamping not included).  If you’re looking for new ways to use your rubberstamps or just want to learn how to stamp, this is the club for you.  

Click here to view previous Club Projects.


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The other day I mentioned how I thought My Digital Studio™ was going to be a great tool to design cards without any paper waste.  Well today I put my idea to work and it made my card making experience so EASY.  I can't tell you how fun it was to design the card then head to my stamping desk and create the card in minutes. 

Card created with My Digital Studio™

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Hand Stamped Card

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Stamp Set:

Baroque Motif 

Now you have so many options… design a card and have it printed, or use to create a hand stamped card, send to a friend via email with or without music or Hand stamp your own.  While nothing is like a hand stamped cards, sometimes time just doesn't permit in this busy world you you have some options.  I am sure you will think of many more ways to use the My Digital Studio.

My Digital Studio will be available to order October 1.
Just visit my website October 1 and hit the shop now button and have it shipped directly to you.  Don't forget if your on line order reaches $150 you can earn Stampin' Rewards (a free Level One hostes Set of your choice and $15 in Free Stampin' Up! product of your choice).



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I can't stop creating with My Digital Studio!  Last night I created my first card.  I don't ever see this replacing the wonderful hand stamped cards that I make, but I love the fact that I can design the card on my computer before I stamp it.  Changing the layouts and seeing how it looks before I actually stamp it.  No more wasted cardstock, how cool is that?

Here is my first card design!

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Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning artwork, colors, and accessories available in digital format via My Digital Studio

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I can not tell you how excited I am about My Digital Studio.  I can't stop playing with it.  It is an easy-to-use, software-based design studio featuring thousands of Stampin’ Up!’s award-winning images, colors, and accessories.  Here is one of the 8 1/2 x 11 pages I created yesterday.

 Extremely intuitive, My Digital Studio allows crafters of all skill levels to easily navigate the program and design their own digital project or use hundreds of templates to create professionally designed cards, photo albums, scrapbooks, and more.  New artwork and templates will be available on a regular basis for download via My Websites Online Store. In addition, My Digital Studio will offer professional print services where You  can purchase bound photo albums, cards, individual scrapbook pages, and calendars.

“I love the way My Digital Studio combines what Stampin’ Up! is known for—exclusive images, terrific color coordination and inspiring project ideas—and offers it in a digital format,” said Shelli Gardner, Stampin’ Up! cofounder and CEO. “This will make it easier than ever before to scrapbook or create other paper crafting projects while still ensuring that your end result looks great!”

The design studio offers perfect coordination when embellishing digital output products with traditional Stampin’ Up! embellishments, as well. Users can produce exquisite, multi-dimensional projects that marry the ease of digital with the beauty of handcrafted projects, creating what are known as hybrid projects.

My Digital Studio is an extension to, not a replacement of the traditional paper crafting products. Stampin’ Up! will continue to deliver innovative products to its customers and demonstrators via the traditional format.

I will be hosting a My Digital Studio workshop to show-off the product and offer hands-on support.  

Tuesday September 29, at 6:30 PM

Contact me patstamps@embarqmail.com to attend this exciting event or scheduling your own paper crafting event with me. 


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Always in a hurry when making a card for a personal even? Me too!  I never seem to think of it until we are going out the door.  Maybe that is why so many of my cards are simple.  I like to have them look like I fussed, but quick and easy,  much like my cooking (smiling).  Everything is quick and easy with the Big Shot and punches!

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Stamp set: Oval All

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink:Basic Black Stampin' Up! Classic Pad

Accessories: The Big Shot, Finial Press Impression Texture Die, Oval Scalloped, Large Oval Punch, Medium halfback  pearl from The Pretties Kit , Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon


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Workshops are still one of the most fun events that I  do.  Everyone seems to have a great time seeing old friends, making new friends and seeing what  Stampin' Up! product I am going to feature this month.  In August the featured items was the Animal Stories Stamp Set, Tall Tales Designer Series Paper and the Latte Designer Buttons.  And I don't want to forget my favorite toy of all The Big Shot.  In the first sample I used the new Final Press Textured Folder you can see the detail on the right hand flap of the card.  Don't have The Big Shot yet… OMG, join my Big Shot Club CLICK HERE  for more information!  You will never be sorry.

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I wanted to share some stampin' friends with you.   Some of these wonderful women have been hosting and attending workshops since I first started 11 years ago.   Some of these women didn't know each other in the beginning, but by attending workshops & classes they have formed life long friendships beyond stamping.  Through cancer treatments, illnesses, hard times, illnesses of spouses and much more they are there for one another.  

My customers have also been the greatest support in the trials of life and also help celebrate the joys in our life…the greatest being our children moving back to MN and the arrival of our two incredible Granddaughters.   

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