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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Digital Studio Movie!

Now that I have finally given my daughter, Katelyn, one of her Christmas gifts... I can finally share it with you all!  I made a beautiful scrapbook for her showcasing her week-long celebration of her 21st birthday!  I created the book using My Digital Studio, the incredibly powerful scrapbooking and digital project maker from Stampin' Up!!

Her finished product is actually an 8" x 8" hard-covered book that tells the story of her 21st birthday celebrations!   Enjoy!!





................ Until tomorrow!



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Big Shot Winner!!!!

................................................... and the winner is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








I couldn't leave you without some inspiration!  Today I am also sharing Christmas cards #13 & #14!


 Card #13 is from Donna B. from Woodstock, CT.  She made a derivative of a card we made at a recent stamp camp!  Love this snowman!  Too bad he is retired : (


 

Card #14 is from Rachel B. from Thompson, CT.  Rachel is a co-worker, friend, and member of my 2nd level downline!  She ALWAYS creates intricate cards.  This one is no exception.  I think she did a professional job on this bow!  Don't you?



..................... Until tomorrow!





Tuesday, December 21, 2010

UDI Color Challenge #15

Hello Stampin' Friends!

Wasn't Kate's guest post yesterday awesome!  I told her she had better be careful or she would be a guest blogger more often!  Stay tuned for tomorrow's post because Katelyn has something special for you to see!!!

As for today, it is Tuesday and that means another U.D.I. Color Challenge!  This week the color pallette was a combination of Brights and Subtles.  Our colors were:

  • Old Olive
  • Melon Mambo
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Pretty in Pink
I absolutely LOVE what I came up with; however the inspiration behind it is not as happy.  I just learned of the passing of a friend's father-in-law, and I wanted to create something special to send to her and her family.  This week's color combination is sure to soothe her.



 The stamp sets I chose are

Printed Petals
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Of course I used my Big Shot and the embossing folder called Finial Press.  Other accessories include the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, the 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Old Olive 1/4" grosgrain ribbon or Pear Pizzazz ribbon, and dimensionals!



................  Until tomorrow!




Monday, December 20, 2010

GUEST BLOGGER!

HEY STAMPING FRIENDS..of my mother!

It's Patty's Daughter, Katelyn!

My mother is extremely busy playing Mrs. Claus for all you Stampin' Up! kids, so I've decided to help her out with her daily blog post. And how am i supposed to help? Easy, im gunna write what she tells me. So of course i have to mention our gathering we had last night...yep we had a gathering- what else should i say about it? Well lets just say, lots of wine and good friends. :) Mom was kinda (i use kinda very lightly..) exited when one of her new recruits handed her a Christmas card. I'm not into the whole "crampin'Up" stuff, but i will say this card is pretty cute. Patricia says i need to add some detail about this card..but im gunna put it in my own words to spice it up a bit. Let me demonstrate like I'm Vanna White (just imagine it for a quick sec)

Here I am holding a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 old Olive textured card stock, embellished with a very vanilla overlay scallop. OOoo designer series paper, covered in dazzling DIAMONDS! The finishing touch is a pear pizzaz ribbon, and a Die-Cut embellishment on the bottom corner.. AMAZING!
They could hire me on the price is right. NO JOKE!

Alright, well I'm not going to drag this on longer than i have to. but my mother did tell me to thank everyone for the Christmas cards! KEEP EM' COMMIN! They add a nice touch to the kitchen. 

She has all of your cards hanging in our kitchen!




............................UNTIL TOMORROW!  





Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cards #11 & #12

Two more Christmas cards for you!  I sure hope I get mine finished soon and out in the mail!  lol

 This first card was created by Laurie C. from Putnam, CT.  I absolutely am in awe of this one!  She "borrowed" the Scallop Border Corner punch from Tammy and  Tammy told her, "Good luck with that one!"  She did unbelievably well!  She is a pro!  So much so that I am going to have her demonstrate how she did it so perfectly at our next club group meeting!

Great job Laurie!  Thanks so much!
The second card is from Tammy S. from Moosup, CT.  Tammy has become almost a "regular" on my blog!  She and her mom create some of the most beautiful cards!

Thanks so much for thinking of me!




......... Until Tomorrow!



Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Card #8 and a Stocking Stuffer!

Two more projects to share with you today!

The first is a beautiful and simple card created by Chris O. from Moosup, CT.  What I most love about this card is that it is simple and absolutely a great color combination!  Who would have thought about putting Baja Breeze with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive??

For all of you beginning stampers out there... this is for you!






The second project was created by Sue D., from Moosup, CT.  I received this as part of my monthly club swap and I absolutely love the idea!  This would be great for a stocking stuffer or even as a topper on a gift!

Thanks for thinking of me girls!!  Love the ideas!




.................. Until tomorrow!








Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Cards # 6 & 7!!!


 Today I get to share two cards with you!!  They were both received on the same day so I thought it only fair that I should show them at the same time!

Card #6 arrived from my husband's FAVORITE cousin, Olive, from Danielson, CT.  She has been making her own Christmas cards for years!  Over the last several years however, she has done more stamping!!!

In addition to creating her Christmas card, she wanted to share with everyone that she has recently moved to a new home so she incorporated this into her holiday card!


She used the Loads Of Love stamp set as well as the Loads Of Love Accessories set!

Love it!!!









Card #7 was from a customer, Laurie L. from Coventry, RI!  She made great use of her Top Note Big Shot Die and created this fabulous card for me!

Keep 'em coming gals and I will continue to post them!!


Merry Christmas everyone!!


P.S. Don't forget to register for the All Occasion Stamp camp on January 8, 2011!  You can use this link to register!

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ike89lcab&oeidk=a07e36z9rxy23578a6b


............... Until Tomorrow!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

6th Christmas Card



My 6th Christmas card has arrived from Linda R. from Sterling, CT.  Linda too has used her Big Shot machine to really create a wow to her card!

The stamp set she used is called Home for Christmas and it is available in the Idea Book & Catalog on Page 39.  It is Item #111756 - $18.95.

Her colors are Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler and she created a beautiful watercolor by using the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils!

Awesome job Linda!  Thank you so much for thinking of me this holiday season!!



........... Until tomorrow!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

U.D.I. Color Challenge #14

Happy Tuesday!  Here is this week's color challenge!

The colors to use this week are:

  • Old Olive
  • Basic Black
  • So Saffron
  • Very Vanilla



I wasn't able to create a card with this color scheme this week!  Could you share yours with me?

Here is a card for you any way!







This was created using the "Just Believe" stamp set.  The colors are Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze, and Basic Gray!




................ Until Tomorrow!


Monday, December 13, 2010

5th Christmas Card


Today's card is absolutely gorgeous!  For those of you that say you can't make Christmas cards with me because you like to send photo cards.... well this one is for you!  My great friend, Lucy T. from Woodstock, CT sent this beauty to me!

 Her color combination was Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler.

She utilized the Big Shot twice!!!  She used the Petals 'O Plenty embossing folder and then the Top Note Die to create her focal point!

EVERYONE needs a Big Shot!  How can you create cards without one?!!!

Make sure if you don't have one that you enroll in the Big Shot Bonanza Special today!!

Inside of the card!


Great work Lucy!  I abosultely LOVE it!!!!




................. Until tomorrow!





Sunday, December 12, 2010

4th Christmas Card!


Time to share another handmade Christmas card I received!  (I think I may be able to post at least one a day from now until Christmas!!!)  I am so excited!  I love receiving handmade cards.  I feel so special!



Today's card is from Cindy K. from Plainfield, CT. I have known Cindy for quite awhile; however, within the last year she has also joined the Stamp-Patty's team!  She is a member of my 2nd level!

The base of the card is Soft Suede and it is embellished with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler and of course let's not forget the Big Shot Die called the Top Note!  The stamp set she used is called Delightful Decorations.  I LOVE IT! 

Thanks for sending it Cindy!  Merry Christmas to you and Janelle!  Hope Santa brings you fun, food, and great times with the family!


........ Until tomorrow!


Thursday, December 9, 2010

Slip Sliding Away!!!!!




Today's creation was inspired by a good friend of mine; Frenchie!  This little guy was created soley by using punches!  Can you guess which ones?  I'm certainly not in a hurry for snow; however he makes it look so fun!


...................   Until tomorrow!






Tuesday, November 23, 2010

UDI Color Challenge #11


I can't believe that we are already 11 weeks into our Color Team challenges!  I am thoroughly enjoying the creation of cards using combinations outside of my comfort zone! This week was a little tougher than I thought it would be!  Here is this week's challenge:


This week's colors are:
  • Regal Rose
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Very Vanilla




Here is what I came up with!





I challenge you now!  Send me your color challenge samples and you can be a guest on my blog!




..........Until tomorrow!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tags Till Christmas




Today's share is courtesy of one of my customers - Laurie L. from RI.  She attended my Tags Til Christmas stamp camp last month and was kind enough to share some gift tags that she has created using the stamp set!

It's hard to pick my favorite but I think I'm leaning towards the gift package that says Do Not Open til Christmas!

Thanks so much for sharing Laurie!!


............ Until Tomorrow!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

UDI Color Challenge #10 - BONUS Video too!

UDI Color Challenge #10

This week's colors were so much fun!  It was so easy for me to create with these!
  • Soft Suede
  • Baja Breeze
  • Not Quite Navy
  • Very Vanilla
You all know how I love non-traditional colors for Christmas cards... well how about non-traditional stamping????


Below is the card(s) that I created and as a bonus I also created a video to show you how I did them!  ENJOY!




Scroll down further to see the U-Tube video I created for you!










.......Until Tomorrow!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Christmas Lamp-post Using Punches & Big Shot



Here is another awesome Christmas share for you!  This was creaed using a variety of punches and Big Shot products!

The lamp post was cut freehand pretty much.  The leaves are a sizzlet called Little Leaves, the flower is from the FBoho Flowers Punch,  the top of the lamp post is the Scallop Square punch cut in half diagonally!



................   Until Tomorrow!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Tags Till Christmas



Here is the first of MANY inspirations you will get for Christmas!  I can hardly believe that it is getting so close!

I created this card using the Tags Til Christmas stamp set and of course my Big Shot - Northern Flurries Embossing folder!  The colors are Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, and Whisper White.  The ornament is adorned with one of our awesome Rhinestone gems!

I am going to be working on relocated to my new stamping space!  If I miss a post, I am truly sorry.  I want to be settled in as quickly as possible so that I can create some new things to share!  I certainly will share pictures of my new studio once it is completed!  Maybe I should have an open house?  What do you think?  Would you be interested in coming to an Open House stamping party at my place!?  Send me some feedback please!

..............  Until tomorrow!



Friday, November 5, 2010

Deck the Halls - Ornaments!




So, what do you think we can do with these?

I was in Bed, Bath, & Beyond the other day and came across this large container of Wilson's metal cookie cutters in holiday shapes.  I thought, "I can do something with these!"   I was inspired by some a friend of mine had done last summer and just had to try some on my own!

Using Deck the Halls DSP, cookie cutters, and the Cherry Cobbler seam binding this is what I came up with!...








CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS!!!!

Perhaps I should do a video on how to make these??? Post a comment on the blog and let me know if you would like me to do a video!



........... Until tomorrow!