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"Sharing what I love, loving what I do... Let me share what I love with you!!" - Patty Chenail

Email: stampthis2004@yahoo.com Website: http://www.pattychenail.stampinup.net/





Sunday, July 31, 2011

Love and Care .................


Don't you LOVE this one?!!!!  It was created by Karen S - a friend and downline member from RI.  I absolutely LOVE this stamp set! 

The stamps are from the hostess selections and the set is called Love and Care.  If you want this set you only have a short time left to get it!  On August 31, 2011 it will be gone!

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








Saturday, July 30, 2011

Some people are so talented......


I love when I hear from customers, "I couldn't do that, I am not that creative." or "I'm not as talented as you are."  Well let me tell you -- you have more talent than you think!  I received an email from a great friend and downline member, Joan.  She is amazing at My Digital Studio (MDS).  If you recall, on Monday I had to create a punch art animal using MDS.  My post was less than stellar if you ask me.  Just to refresh you, I am posting it here to remind you!  lol
My project - Can you even tell what it is?  LOL


Joan decided she would take my challenge and create a punch art animal too!  Well, I can not tell you how blown away I was with HER creation!  What do you think?

Joan's project!


Important Reminder!!!!  - the $99 Starter Kit expires at 11:00 PM on July 31, 2011!!







Post some comments here on the blog!  Let Joan know what you think!  Maybe I should have her do an MDS class for us!  What do you think?




$99 STARTER KIT


Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Products!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!
Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.




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


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tiny bubbles................

Ever wonder what would happen if you put a drop (or two) of shampoo into a hot tub?  Well Paul decided to conduct his own experiment and this is what it looked like!


The next morning I still had soap bubbles all over my deck!  I have no idea if this has done any damage to our hot tub or not but I can tell you that "Suave does what theirs does for less!"   lol

On the stamping side of things, here is a great card that I just had to share!  This card was created by a member of my downline, Jane, for a recent swap that we did.

The card was created with new In Colors from the 2011-2012 IBC!  The card itself is created from Island Indigo and the layers are Pool Party and

Front of the card
  whisper white.  The leaf/floral image on the front is done with Lucky Limeade with a bit of Island Indigo splashed in.   The perfect embellishment was created using the new floral lace border punch!



................. Until tomorrow!
Jane is known for making the inside of her cards
just a beautiful as the front!




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

UDI color Challenge #46

Hey friends!  It is Tuesday and time to get back on the color challenge wagon!  Sorry I missed last week but due to traveling back from Convention in Utah, I was not able to get my project completed!  This week's colors are:      

  • Tempting Turquoise
  • So Saffron
  • Old Olive
  • Whisper White



 
Using the stamp set, Language of Friendship, this is what I created!

If you like the two-step Bird Punch, you are going to LOVE it even more with this stamp set!

The image that has the bird, wing, and vine is perfectly lined up so when you use your punch, all three punch out at the same time!!!

I used the Boho flower image as a background on the So saffron paper.  I LOVE this set and I am thinking about another of my card classes for this one!

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




Monday, July 25, 2011

MDS Monday - Animal Punch Art

Hello everyone!  Today's MDS challenge is to create a card or scrapbook page with an animal punch art creation.  Well, let me tell you, this is much easier on paper than it is on MDS!  (at least for me) LOL  I had a hard time creating an animal that I could actually recognize!  As you all know, pink is my favorite color so that is what made me feel better about this project!

Can you tell what the creature is?

I would LOVE to see MDS animal punch art from you all!  Please try some and share them with me!


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



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Congratulation Butterfly................



Hey friends!

Today I had to share a beautiful card that I received from Max C. my S.A.M. - now known as my DBD (Demonstrator Business Development) coach!

She gave me this beautiful card to congratulate me on my achieving top 100 status and being awarded a place on the Founder's Circle Retreat!

The project uses bashful blue, crumb cake, peach parfait, espresso, and the First Edition newsprint DSP!  She created dimension by using the butterfly die and square lattice embossing folder for the Big Shot and also by using the Decorative Label punch and popping it up with dimensionals!

Here is a picture of Max & I at convention!  I want so express my sincerest thanks and gratefulness to her for all that she has done to help me in my business!  Max, you are so motivating and I love the fact that you make me accountable to you!  Thanks so much!!!





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




Friday, July 22, 2011

Got Treats - Class


Hey everyone!  I have been working trying to create new projects and classes for you!  Yesterday I posted, via my newsletter, an upcoming class!  I know there are many of you that follow my blog but are not on my newsletter listing so I thought I should also post it here.

If you are not able to attend the class (conflict or you live too far away), you can still purchase the materials (stamp set included) and add an additional $5.00 to your payment and I will ship everything to you!


Title: Stampin' Up! - Stamp-Patty's -           Got Treats Class

Event Type: Class / Workshop
Start Time: Monday August 8, 2011at 6:30 PM EDT
Location: Patty's House
6 Champagne Street
Moosup, CT 06354
Contact: Patricia Chenail
stampthis2004@yahoo.com
860-933-3318

Description: $22.00 class (includes Got Treats stamp set) and gift bag with 5 gift cards and envelopes!

If you would like to register for this class, please use the link below to do so!


http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ike89lcab&oeidk=a07e4ekou7p5c0a562e


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




Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wish big...........

There are lots of things that we all wish for.  After all, if we had nothing to think or dream about, life would be pretty uneventful wouldn't it?   I have lots of things that I wish for -- some realistic and some probably not.  What about you?

Returning home from convention has been difficult.  Trying to get back into the swing of things, get caught up on chores (did I tell you that I have grown the BEST weeds in all of CT?!!), and get back to the studio to create has been difficult to balance.  I just couldn't take it any longer and had to get into the studio yesterday so that I could make swaps for my first post convention SU! workshop.  Because my wishes are so many, I decided that I would create this great project!

I used the Bring on the Cake stamp
set and created the same project in two different colors.  The one on the left is Always Artichoke/Basic Black and the one on the right is Cajun Craze/Basic Black.  This stamp set was featured in a mini catalog in the Spring and it then made it to our big Idea Book & Catalog!  So if you missed out on it previously...you can now get it!  It is an awesome set and has so many practical uses!

So, as I leave you with this wish big project, I want to let you know that my wish for all of you is health and happiness!

Here is one last picture from my stay in Utah.  It was taken right before we had to separate and leave for the aiport on Sunday afternoon!  What do you think of those awesome shirts we got at convention?!!!!

Miss you girls!


Melanie, Lucy, Judy, Shannon, and me!


 .................. Until tomorrow!



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Convention Highlight Video - I MADE IT!!

Hey stamping friends!  This might sound really vain but I just had to share this with you all!  I have been to MANY Stampin' Up! events and you may not know this but SU! has its own video and production crew.  They film everything!  At the end of any SU! event they show a highlights video.  I never seem to be in any of those videos........ until now!  Here is a link to the recent SU! 2011 Convention!  I actually made the video!!  LOL  I am at 1:46 holding hands with Meg and Dawn!

SU! Convention 2011 Highlight Video




Exciting huh?!!!  Don't you want to join me at convention next year?  What are you waiting for?!  You can join my team right now for ONLY $99!  I want you! and I need you to share what we love!

Did you know that we have a new hostess program?  You now earn more FREE stuff than ever!  and best of all there are no more level 1, 2, or 3!  You can spend your hostess dollars ANY WAY you want!!!!!  Here is our new hostess chart:


I am now scheduling workshops during the day for July and August and evenings during August - ????

Please let me share what I love with you!


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



Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dog days of Summer...........Patty's SU! Retirement Sell-Off!

Hey everyone!  Made it home safely from Utah!  Got in after 1:30 am so I have been trying to adjust to the little amount of sleep!  Convention was incredible!  I learned so much and have been equipped with so many ideas for our new upcoming Holiday Mini catalog!  All I can say is you had better hold on because this mini is absolutely fabulous!!!  We've got some new products coming our way and I know you are going to LOVE them as much as I do!!!!!

On a lighter note, I just had to share this great picture with you all!  Back in the Spring I shared a picture of our family dog, Scooby, after she had played in the mud.  Today, I have to show you how Scooby likes to spend a hot afternoon in the Summer!
Scooby - just chillin'! 

Paul & Scooby cooling off!




I'd love to spend some of the Dog Days of Summer with you all!  I am working on my upcoming class schedule!  I am working on:

  • Big Shot Club
  • MDS Club
  • Mini Camp/Classes at my studio
  • Christmas Gift Idea Classes at my studio

I also want to take some time to tell you about my summer Retirement Sell-Off!  On Saturday, August 6, 2011 I will be selling all of my retired stamp sets, ribbons, embellishments, etc!!  Here are the details:

When:    Sat, August 6, 2011

Time:     10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where:   Plainfield Town Hall Green, Community Avenue, Plainfield, CT

I will have a booth at the 1st Annual Pride in Plainfield Event!  Paul & I have been part of the planning, coordination, set-up, and excitement of this event!!!!  This is a FREE admission event for the whole family!  We are having Bands, Car Show, Vendor Booths, Non-profit Food Vendors, a Red-Neck BBQ Cook off, kids petting zoo, etc.  Come on down for some fun and SU! shopping!!!!

In the meantime, let me share some of the fantastic displays that I saw while at convention!







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


Monday, July 18, 2011

MDS Monday - Convention Memories

Hey friends!  I'm really not sure what our theme for MDS Monday this week because I have been away at Convention.  I thought I would just create a scrapbook page with my convention highlights!  Here we are:



I want you ALL to join me at convention next year!  If you sign up on my team between now and July 30, 2011 you can join for ONLY $99!!!  In addition to this limited time starter kit, you will receive a fabulous gift box project absolutely free!!!  I would LOVE to SHARE what I LOVE with you!!!





$99 STARTER KIT


Friends, Fun, and Fabulous Products!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $99! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $185--comes with the following high-quality products:

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Business supplies
*Brand new to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog!

Plus, join in July and get a FREE Christmas Keepsake project kit--a $40 value! Imagine an afternoon spent chatting with friends while creating something beautiful--isn't that what Stampin' Up! is all about? But act now because this special kit is only available as part of this limited-time offer.




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


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Last day of convention :( ...........

Hello everyone!  I am so sad :( !  Today is the last day of convention!  It was an awesome day!!!  We had a number of awesome surprises today and yet MORE FREE STUFF!!!!!  Here is my loot from today!

The one stamp set that you can see is one that was given to convention attendees ONLY!  It is a fantabulous set!!! My favorite piece of this set is the SU! logo with our tag line...Inspire, Create, Share !  How awesome is that!?

During our closing session today, Carrie Cudney from SU! did an inspiring presentation using candy and how well it coordinates with our SU! stamp sets!

After Carrie's presentation, SU!'s own Spencer Willis appeared on stage as the "Candy Man".  He was accompanied by his four children.  The talent of SU! employees amazes me!


After closing session, the girls and I went to a restaurant here in Salt Lake called Biaggi's.  It was incredible Italian food.  We joined 20 other women as part of the Utah Diva's group!  We had dinner, drinks and shared incredible swaps!  Here are some of our highlights!

Judy, a little bit happy after a few Full Sail Ambers!

Lucy, Shannon, Me, Judy, and Melanie

Anne C. and I.





Although convention is technically over, our memories of this week of stamping, sharing, and friendship will be remembered for a VERY long time!
































You know me!  I can't leave you without my +one dose of inspiration!  Here is one more share for you!



I don't want you to worry but on Sunday I will be traveling back home.  Don't know that I will be able to post so you will have to wait until Monday! Love you all!  Thanks so much for following!!!



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







Saturday, July 16, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to Join Me At Convention.......


Although I could go on and on with the reasons you should ALL join me at convention next year, I thought I could give you (Like Letterman) my Top 10 Reasons!  So here we go:

#10.  The amazing Main Stage decor and project displays and how incredibly SU! ties all the details together for the annual theme.




#9.  Meet and chat with SU! Corporate Team Members and visit the home office to see where your goods come from!



The view from the employee's lunch area!





















#8.  Swaps, Swaps, and more swaps!


Just a few of our 100's of swaps!






#7.  The beautiful Convention Bag! (I posted on Thursday)





#6.  Prize Patrol!!! - Update...we are now at 80% of our group winning prizes!!! Yah hoo!





#5.  Ideas and training to increase your sales and build your SU! business.  Which means you earn more $$$!











#4.  Momento Mall

Shopping bags available in Momento Mall

Laptop skins & mouse pads
































#3.  Meet new friends and reconnecting with friends from across North America!


Me and my pal Dawn G. from Michigan

My SAM - Max & I

Shannon, Melanie, Me, Judy & Lucy











































#2.  Exclusive items for convention attendees only!




















and the #1 REASON TO ATTEND CONVENTION WITH ME IS................ FREE STUFF!


These are all of the FREE stamps I got while here at convention!!!  I need another suitcase to get them all home!!


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