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05-10 Diav Day

Achievers of Diva Day, an exclusive stamping day retreat, enjoy a special time to relax, rejuvenate, mingle with friends and fellow achievers, and stamp!   Members of my team can earn the Diva Day Retreat 4 different ways.  

Leadership – Title of Sr. Supervisor or Above
Consistency – Sales of $400 for each of 6 months 
Promotion – Anyone who has promoted in the 6 month period
Recruiting – Recruited anyone in the 6 month period

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At the May 2010 Diave Day we created a 6 x 6 "A Year in the Life" scrapbook.

1 January  2 February  3 March 

4 April  5 May  6 June 

7 July  8 August  09 September 

10 October  11 November  12 December 

If you are a Definitely Diva Stamper be sure and work to achieve this fun event!  Next Diva Day November 20.  Not a Definitely Diva Stamper and want to know more about how to join my team… just email me patstamps@embarqmail.com .  


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Sunday I attended a Stamp & Share for Leaders in Medina, MN.  It is a great opportunity for Sr. Supervisors or above to gather and share great creative stamping & business ideas.  We gave several demo's the title of Stampin' Engineers,  someone designed box hinges out of grosgrain ribbon and crystal effects.   I brought to share a little mini flip album I designed incorporating the Stampin' Up! Bigz  Scallop Envelope Die.  Now the flip album has been around a while and I just converted it to the envelope die.  This die is an exclusive SU product and can be ordered through a Stampin' Up! demo (like "ME" smiling).  

I had so many questions on how to make it I thought I would compile the info and post to my blog so everyone could enjoy it.   If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me. 

01 Front copy

Open 1 copy

Open 3 copy



Stamp Set: Priceless

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive Cardstock, Designer Series Paper Cottage Rose

Accessories:  Crop a Dile, Jumbo Eyelets Pewter, Rich Razzleberry 1/2' Polka Dot Ribbon grosgrain ribbon,

Scallop Envelope Die

Main Pieces of Album measurements:

  • 2 envelopes cut out for the Stampin' Up! Bigz Scallop Envelope Die
  • 1 piece Rich Razzleberry Cardstock 3 1/8" x 4 1/4"
  • 2 pieces of Old Olive Cardstock 3 1/8" x 8 1/2"
  • 1 piece of Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/8" x 8 1/2"
  • 2 Jumbo Eyelets Pewter
  • 20" Rich Razzleberry 1/2" Polka Dot Ribbon grosgrain ribbon

Step 1 copy

First you want to cut two envelopes from your Stampin' Up! Bigz Scallop Envelope Die.  There is about a 3/8" flap on each side of the envelope you will want to cut both of these off on both envelopes.    Then you will want to cut in the same color as your envelopes a piece of cardstock 3 1/8" x 4 1/4" .

Step 2Attach the 3 1/8" x 4 1/4" piece to the flaps of your envelope as shown in the next photo. This is the back of your album.

Step 2 b copy

Here is another view of the album the back is resting on the grid paper and the envelope flaps create the covers.

Step 3 copy

You want to score the 3 1/8" x 8 1/2" pieces of Old Olive & Whisper White Cardstock, 2 1/8" from each edge, then adhere the right flap of one of the Old Olive to the left flap of the Whisper White and the right flap of the Whisper White to the other left flap of the Old Olive to create the inside.

Step 4 copy

Then adhere the white page to the back of your album as shown in the sample to the left.  Then start to have fun and embellish and add photo's were you wish.  It is a fun and simple project. 

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I just can't pull myself away from my computer and stop creating with My Digital Studio.   I not only have a great collection of new scrapbooks and calendars but a few dust bunnies too!  The dust bunnies can wait for I know they won't go anywhere. 

I noticed a benefit this week that I hadn't expected, after using My Digital Studio I feel more confident while creating  traditional scrap books.  I made two traditional 6 x 6 wedding albums this week.  I hope to share one tomorrow since the shower is today so I won't be spoiling the surprise for the bride (oh I think I am a poet too!)

Watch this great video by Stampin' Up! to be inspired to get you copy ASAP!   If you enjoy your computer you will love this great way to create and cherish memories for many years to come.



Here is a page from one of my Calendars I created…
Can you guess what month it is?

Untitled-1 copy



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I was sooo…. excited when stampin' demo friend Sue Hyer emailed and said she was going to be in MN and wanted to drop by for a quick visit.  Sue lives in the state of VA and we meet on cruise several years ago.  Cruise friends are very special as you get to spend quality time together year after year.  She tried to visit last year in April when she was in MN visiting family, but can you believe we had a snow storm and she wasn't able to make it to my house.  I told her that I think August would be safe we haven't had any significant snow fall in August!  

It has been a hectic summer and with only a few hours before her arrival I thought I don't have a gift.  I knew what ever it was it would have to be quick and easy.  So I decided to make her a Top Note photo album to remember her trip to MN. 

Front 2 copy

Page 1 & 2 copy

Page 3 & 4 copy

Page 5 & 6 copy

Page 7 & 8 copy

Page 9 & 10 copy

Page 11 & 12 copy

Back copy

For complete details and list of supplies click here

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Several weeks ago I gave myself a challenge to complete my Hawaii 2009 Album.  It is always a goal to have the album ready for the first workshop I have when I get home, well that didn't exactly happen this year.  One day I had 3 hours and challenged myself to complete it… well the 3 hours became less as life happens and I wasn't able to complete the album, but I did get 10 pages and the cover done.  One of the wonderful things about scrapbooking is reliving the memories and again today as I uploaded them I was able to relive this exciting trip.  You can share my memories with my be clicking the album below, enjoy. 

Cover copy

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CD Album Front copy


Join me in making his incredible 6 page Photo Album using CD literature holder, SU Designer Series Paper and a few stamps!  It is the perfect last minute stocking stuffer for someone special.  You can also use it to enclose a few pictures along with a pocket to put a CD containing more pictures you now they will love.

  • Friday December 5, 9:30 AM

  • Cost only $10 or free with qualifying purchase
  • Patsy's Stampin' Spot!
  • Just RSVP by 12/3 email me at patstamps@embarqmail.com

CD Album Inside copy

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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.


12 x 12

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

M&T 012 copy 

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!

M&T 001 copy

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

More M&T 003 copy

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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