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

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer Afternoon..............

Happy Friday everyone!  I don't know about all of you, but here in the NE corner of Connecticut, the weather has been absolutely beautiful this week!  The only problem is that I have had so many appointments, errands to run, and stampin work to catch up on that I really haven't had time to enjoy it!  I can tell you that the one thing that I have made time for is an early morning run of 3.2 miles (5K) EVERY day!!!

Today's project is the talented work of one of my 2nd level downline members, Rhonda!  This is called a step card and it showcases lots of new products.  First the bicycle is from the new hostess set called, "Summer Afternoon" - Page 205 in the Idea Book & Catalog, next, the card base is Summer Starfruit (one of the 2012-2014 In Colors), and the DSP is called Comfort Cafe.  Rhonda also used a couple of the new "In Color" inks -- Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse. 

Don't forget, you can get some of these new ink pads for FREE with a $50 order by 11:00 pm tonight!  See yesterday's post for details!!!  You know you want some!

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

Thursday, June 28, 2012

HELP needed!!!!

Okay my friends!  Here I am again...(Just like a bad penny I keep turning up! lol)

As you may know, the Stampin' Up! fiscal year is about to close.  On June 30, 2012 at 11:00 pm the 2012 fiscal year will be done.  Okay, so why do I need your help?  Well, I am a little over $500 short of my overall goal in sales!  So, my loss is your gain!

For every $50 in orders emailed to me by 11:00 pm tomorrow, I will add a brand new FREE ink pad of your choice!  For those of you that have stamped with me this past month, you know how awesome the new ink pads are!  This deal works for every increment of $50.00!  So, $100 gets you 2 FREE ink pads, and $150 gets you 3!!  However, when you reach $150, you will not only get 3 FREE ink pads, you will aslo get to select and additional $25 in FREE stuff!!!

Have no fear, if you live too far for pick up, I will have the order shipped directly to you!  Remember, email your orders before 11:00 pm tomorrow - June 29, 2012!!!


.. unil tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

UDI Color Challenge #93 - A Bold Bright Pallet

WOW - This was a challenging combination this week!  Our colors for today are:

  • Real Red
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Old Olive
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Concord Crush
I love these bright colors together; however, I no longer have any concord crush cardstock so I decided that the only way I was going to be able to do this was to create my sample digitally!

I used both patterned DSP and cardstock to create a very simple card that is sure to cheer and congratulate its recipient!

Have you created anything digital lately?  Share it with me and I will share it here on the blog!!

I you create with this color pallet, I'd like to see those too!

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

Monday, June 25, 2012

MDS Monday - A Beautiful Day for A Wedding

Happy Monday everyone!

A couple of months ago, Paul & I had the honor of attending a beautiful wedding for a "nephew"!
It was an absolutely beautiful Saturday afternoon. They were married in the Our Lady of LaSallette church and the reception was at the Crystal Lake Golf Course in Rhode Island.

Ashley & Justin have been together for quite some time and have a beautiful 2 year old son, Dylan.

The MDS challenge this week was to create something for a wedding so of course I had to create a scrapbook page...or two!  I can't resist to show you some other pictures from the wedding that I have also scrapbooked.

The tables of "desserts" were AMAZING!!

YES, they were as delicious as they look!!  The strawberries were my favorite!

..... Until tomorrow!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

New Embossing Folder!!!

Can you see that beautiful embossed background?  It is the work of one of our brand new embossing folders, the Fancy Fan folder.  I LOVE it.  Of course you all know that I love anything for the Big Shot!  How did I ever make projects before we got this incredible piece of equipment?!

This card is made in our new Gumball Green cardstock and it also contains some of the new stitched satin gumball green ribbon. The card was created by my awesome assistant, Marlene!  She also used one of the new framelits from the Apothecary Accents collection.  Make sure you REALLY look at the brand new 2012-2013 Idea Book and Catalog because there are so many new items that are tucked in there you really need to see!

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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Lovin that Gumball Green

Here is a great project showcasing our new IN Color (Gumball Green).  It was created by Judy L. for our downline swap.

In addition to the new cardstock, it features the adorable bird from Betsys Blossoms.  The bird is stamped in the Midnight Muse, the leaves in the gumball green, and the small blossom in the summer starfruit. In addition, she added a piece of the new Stitched Satin Ribbon in summer starfruit!

This is a fine example of a CAS (Clean And Simple) card!  It is easily reproduced and would make a great project to do in all of the new colors and package them together as a gift for someone special!

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

Friday, June 22, 2012

SO much to do, SO little time!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!

I can hardly believe that my first week of summer vacation is drawing to a close!  I have SO much to do these days...how do I have time to work!  lol

I have been working on packaging up the ribbon shares!  I think they have come out great!  Pictured here are some of the "In Color 2012-2014" shares, the "In Color 2011-2013", and the "Scalloped Dotted Ribbon".  It isn't too late if you haven't ordered yours yet but still want too, just email me at:  stampthis2004@yahoo.com or give me a jingle on my SU! hotline - (860)933-3318.  This is the BEST way to get your hands on lots of ribbons for minimal cost!

I've also been getting everything together for tomorrow's stamp camp - Embellished Events!  This is one of the projects we will be doing at tomorrow's camp!  If you didn't register for the class but would like "Class to Go", just email me and I will order and prepare materials for you!  The cost of a kit to go will be $28.00 plus shipping.  If you live locally, you can pick it up for no additional charge!

I am busy planning MANY classes to offer you this summer.  I don't know about you, but I am ready to get started on Christmas cards so that I can take the stress off me when the season approaches.  Wouldn't it be great to be all done with the making of your Christmas cards before the Fall solstice begins??!  That is my plan!  Keep your eyes open to the blog and to your "inbox" for invitatons for upcoming classes and camps!!

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

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Patio Party for FREE!!!!!

Don't you love this project?!  A specail thanks to Brenda D. from my downline.  She did this for our recent downline demo swap!  It features the products from the Patio Party Suite.  You can get this fabulous stamp set and DSP for FREE!!  When you sign up to be a demonstrator for ONLY $99!!  Hurry, this offer ends in 1 week!!!  What are you waiting for?!!

PLEASE consider helping me out!  I am 2 demonstrators away from meeting my annual goal!  If you are considering placing an order of $100 or more anyway, why not consider being a demonstrator on my team! 

Join the Stampin' Up! family during June, and not only will you get to choose up to $125 worth of products from the brand new catalog for your fully customizable Starter Kit, but you'll also get select products from our brand-new Patio Party Suite-all for the low price of $99! Plus, it still ships for FREE!

Free products include the following:

Page         Item#            Description                                             Retail Value               Your Cost
44           126740       Make a Cake Set (wood-mount)*              $14.95                       FREE
44           126742       Make a Cake Set (clear-mount)*                $11.95                       FREE
165         126916       Patio Party Designer Series Paper               $10.95                       FREE
199         127215       Patio Party Digital Collection DVD              $22.95                       FREE

*Choose 1 - Either wood- or clear-mount

With this kind of offer, you can have your cake and eat it too!

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Betsy Blossoms Thank You

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Don't know about where you live...but here in Eastern Connecticut today is going to be a scorcher!  We are execting to hit 100 today and there is also a heat index warning due to the humidity!  Did my 3 mile run really early today so that I could beat the heat!

I just can't get enough of the Betsy's Blossom stamp set!  I have to thank Megan S., one of my downline, for this great project!  She showcased not only the stamp set but our new 2012-2014 In Colors as well.  The big blossom is done in the Midnight Muse, the medium blossom is in the raspberry Ripple, and the smallest ones are in the Summer Starfruit.  The extra layer is the Gumball Green and it is tied together with some of our brand new stitched grosgrain white ribbon!  Did you get a glimple of the greeting?!  Isn't that awesome?!  We have a brand new set of framelits called Bitty Banner Framelits.  They are a set of three that cut 3 different banners from the new stamp set called Itty Bitty Banners.  You have got to see these in action!  LOVE them!  They have been a huge hit at this month's stamp clubs!

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Birthdays

Hello stamping friends!

Today I am so happy to share a project by one of my downline Margaret L. of Canterbury, CT.  I think this is the first time that I have showcased her work.  She created this card for our downline swap last week and I love it!

I asked Margaret to share what she used to create this project and here is what she had to say:

Wisper White and Crumb Cake card stock

Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Blissfull Blue, and Chocolate Chip Inks

2 cute little birds from Aviary set

Tree from Take Care set

Middle size medallion from Daydream Medallions set, cut out with die, then cut in half and center hand cut out.

Word Window punch for fence uprights, cross bars just cut with paper cutter

Old small star punch from Marvy Uchida that I happened to have around. 

To make the little fence, I found it handy to make a jig by cutting a piece of scrap card stock the width of the card by about 4/8 inch and sticking it to my work surface.  I then took my long  pieces and put one against the top and the other against the bottom with a strip of glue runner down the length, glue side up.  Then I just placed my word punched pickets along it and pulled it off the jig.  It really helped to keep it all straight as it moved all over the place until you got at least three pickets on it.  Then I sponged a bit of Chocolate chip ink on it to give it a little outdoorsy age.  They looked too fake without it.

Thanks so much Margaret for sharing this with me!

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

Monday, June 18, 2012

MDS Monday - Happy Father's Day / Open House Winners!!

Happy Monday everyone!  I don't know about you...but it is a happy Monday for me!  Today is my last  day of the 2011-2012 school year!!!  Now for 6 weeks to catch up on the items that I don't have time to do while school is in session.

1.  Scrapbook for myself
2.  Stamp for myself
3.  Clean my stamp studio
4.  Call customers and see if I can help them with new stampin product (how it works)
5.  Plan lots of new stampin classess!!

As always, today is MDS Monday!  Our project for today is for Father's Day.  I know it technically was yesterday but I think they deserve more than one day to celebrate!

How did you all spend Father's Day?  We had an awesome time!  Kate and I went to the gym at 8:00 am and endured the training of the "Tin Man".  It was an awesome couple of hours.  We then went home and prepared a feast for the King!

Paul's Mom & Dad joined us in the incredible sunshine for a BBQ that included chicken, steak, and an 8-1/2 pound lobster!!

I couldn't resist making my MDS project using the stamp set called King of The Grill.  It was perfect for our day!

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


I am happy to announce the following open house winners....

1.  Simply Sent Card Kit - Patty Gluck
2.  Patty Card Kits - Rhonda Howe
3.  Sizzix Small Die Box - Eileen Beetz
4.  Stitched Grossgrain Ribbon - Cheryl Albee
5.  Stitched Grossgrain Ribbon - Olive Blevins
6.  Stitched Grossgrain Ribbon - JoAnn Capobianco

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!!!   I will put your winnings in your order bag when our goodies arrive!

Thanks again to all of you for coming!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Life's a Beach

Happy Sunday everyone!  Happy Father's Day to all those special guys out there!

Today I am excited to share the latest layout that I did for my June Scrapbooking club!  The gals absolutely loved it!  I have been displaying my scrapbook layouts in the studio and as a result, several gals have asked if I will start a second scrapbook club!  I am thrilled to be able to do this!

I have reserved the 1st Tuesday of EVERY month for an additional scrapbooking club!  If you are interested in getting in on this, please email me ASAP so that I can get materials in order!

This layout is perfect for any of those warm, sunny beach days that lie ahead of us!  The page above uses:

  • Bashful Blue 12 x 12 CS
  • Marina Mist 8-1/2 x 11 CS
  • Whisper White (2) 4 x 5-1/4
  • Crumb Cake 2" x 12" ripped (2)
  • Tasteful Trim Big Shot Die for the waves.  I cut Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue DSP for them
  • Build A Pennant Punch - for the sunshine!  I used Tangerine Tango for the backing and Daffodil Delight for the centers
  • 2-1/2" Circle Punch - Daffodil Delight for the sun's center

The right hand page uses all of the same colors and dimensions; however, the adorable flip flops....well that is another story!  I was finishing up the layouts when one of my downline members, Rhonda, came over.  She was working on a card that featured flip flops and was asking my advice.  Of course, if you know me well, I couldn't get passed the flip flops!  I LOVE flip flops (I wear them ALL year around ...yes, even in the winter!).  I of course had to have them for this layout!  Rhonda informed me that she went to TJ Max and purchased a pair of infant flip flops for the sole purpose of tracing them on paper for her card!  What an awesome idea!  I used her template to create a template for myself....and the rest is history!

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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Open House / BOGO Success!!

Morning everyone! 

A bit tired after the flurry of activity that this past week brought me!  It started on Monday with stamp club, Tuesday my fabulous downline meeting, Wednesday night boxing team, Thursday was my incredibly attended open house and Friday was my student's graduation!!!   This is why you haven't heard much from me this week!  

I want to express my sincere thanks to all that attended my BOGO (Buy One Get One) Open House!!  I had a fabulous time and I am so happy that everyone was able to find some retired goodies to take home for FREE!!!!

I put out all of my retiring product from the 2011-2012 catalog and of course some brand new merchandise from the 2012-2013 catalog.  Customers were treated to a BOGO (Buy One Get One) type of sale!  For every dollar placed in orders from the new catalog, they could select that dollar amount FREE from the retirement collection!  Wow, what a frenzy!

I also wanted to share the make and take that we did as part of the evenings festivities!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Running for St. Jude's Children's Hospital

Hey everyone!

I have received a lot of emails wondering how I made out with my first ever Warrior Dash competition.
Well, I am excited to report that I exceeded my goals!  My goals were to finish the race, attempt all of the 13 obstacles, and finish the 3.2 miles within 1 hour.   Well, I not only finished the entire course, I completed ALL 13 obstacles, and finished in 43 minutes 11 seconds. I enjoyed it so much that I have registered for the next one in September!!  Here are some of the event photos for you!
Part of our team just prior to the race

Me climbing over one of many walls!

Crossing the finish line!!

An after picture!  The great thing about wearing all black is you
can't see just how dirty I am!  lol
Of course I can't leave you without a bit of Stampin inspiration! 
Today's project is one created by Jenn B, one of my downline members.  I received this at our downline swap this week!  I love the creative fold in this project!  Although you can't see it in this photo, the focal point of this project is very "shiny" due to a coat of Crystal Effects that she painted on after stamping it!

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

2012 Catalog Bundles (Repost)

Hello my friends!  

Many of you asked me to repost my special new product bundles.  Well here they are!!

 If you are anything like me, you can't wait to get it all!  Here are some fabulous offers that will allow you to get a little bit of a lot of new produts!  Each product bundle is outlined for you and please do not hesitate to ask me any questions that you may have!    

Due to SU! policy, I can not include a paypal link for these bundles.  If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these bundles, please email me:  stampthis2004@yahoo.com or call me at (860)933-3318 to place your orders!  

If you live locally and will be picking up your bundle(s), the cost listed is your cost!  No additional cost for shipping and tax.  These bundles are only available through this offer and can not be purchased at Stamp Clubs or as part of a workshop.  They can be purchased during my New Catalog Open House on June 14, 2012 however!

If you are NOT picking up your bundle(s), they will be shipped via flat rate priority envelope or box (depending on the amount purchased).  I will let you know the exact cost of shipping after the order is placed.

2012-2014 In Color Ink & Paper
20122014 In Color Ink PaperThis bundle contains one each of the 5 brand new In Color ink pads and an assorted package of 20 sheets (4 of each color) 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.  The cost of this bundle is $29.00

2012-2014 In Color Ink & Paper & Ink Refills
20122014 In Color Ink Paper
2012 In Color Refills

This bundle contains one each of the 5 brand new In Color ink pads, the coordinating ink refills,  and an assorted package of 20 sheets (4 of each color) 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock.  The cost of this bundle is $44.00

2012-2014 In Color Ink, Paper, Ink Refills & Marker Set!
20122014 In Color Ink Paper
2012 In Color Refills

2012-2014 In Color Markers

This bundle contains one each of the 5 brand new In Color ink pads, the coordinating ink refills,  an assorted package of 20 sheets (4 of each color) 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock AND the new in color marker set!  The cost of this bundle is $59.00

2012-2014 In Color Ink, Paper, Ink Refills, Marker Set & Ribbon Share!
20122014 In Color Ink Paper
2012 In Color Refills

2012-2014 In Color Markers
20122014 In Color Ribbon

This bundle contains one each of the 5 brand new In Color ink pads, the coordinating ink refills,  an assorted package of 20 sheets (4 of each color) 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, 2 yards each of the 5 new In Colors, AND the new in color marker set!  The cost of this bundle is $69.00

2012-2014 In Color Ink & Refills Bundle
2012 In Color Refills 
2012-2014 In ColorsThis bundle is for all 5 of the new In Color Ink pads, and the matching Ink Refills!  The cost for this bundle is $45.00

2012-2014 In Color Ink, Refills, and In Color Ribbon Share Bundle
2012 In Color Refills 
2012-2014 In Colors
20122014 In Color Ribbon

This bundle is for all 5 of the new In Color Ink pads, and the matching Ink Refills, as well as 2 yards of each of the 5 new In Color Stitched Ribbons!  The cost for this bundle is $55.00

2012-2014 In Color Ribbon Share
20122014 In Color RibbonThis bundle is for 2 yards of each of the 5 new In Color ribbons!  (Pictured here is the Gumball Green). All new In Color ribbons are stitched like presented here.  You will receive in a nice package - 2 yards of each new color for only $10.00!

2012-2014 In Color Ribbon Bundle
20122014 In Color RibbonThis bundle is for one spool (approx. 10 yards) of each of the five new In Color ribbons (50 yards total)!  (Pictured here is the Gumball Green). All new In Color ribbons are stitched like presented here.  The cost of this bundle is $50.00

2012 Designer Series Paper Bundle
2012 DSP Bundle
Pictured above is ONLY a PORTION of the DSP that you will receive in either of these bundles!  You have 2 to choose from.  Both bundles include the following designs:  Comfort Cafe, World Spectacular, Floral District, Storytime, Polka Dot Parade, International Bazaar, Be of Good Cheer, Birds of a Feather, Patio Party, Fan Fair, Summer Smooches, Twitterpated

DSP #1 -   This bundle is for 1/2 sheet (double sided) of each pattern of DSP (72  pieces / 1/2 sheets total) the cost is $66.00

2.  This bundle is for a full sheet (double sided) of each pattern of DSP (72 full sheets of paper)   the cost of this bundle is $132.00

2012 Various Ribbon Bundles/Samplers (read each bundle carefully)
2012 ribbons

GROSSGRAIN BUNDLE - This bundle is for 2 yards of each of the 10 new stitched grossgrain ribbons!  For a total of 20 yards!  The cost is only $10.00

1/2" SEAM BINDING BUNDLE - This package includes 2 yards of each of the 8 seam binding colors for a total of 16 yards.  The cost is $11.00

1/2" SCALLOP DOT RIBBON BUNDLE - This bundle is for 2 yards of each of the 10 scallop dotted ribbons for a total of 20 yards.  This bundle is $16.00

1/8" TAFFETA RIBBON BUNDLE - This bundle is for 2 yards of each of the 10 taffeta ribbon colors for a total of 20 yards.  The cost of this bundle is only $12.00

3/8" TAFFETA RIBBON BUNDLE - This bundle is for 2 yards of each of the 10 3/8" taffeta ribbon colors for a total of 20 yards.  The cost of this bundle is only $14.00

Editor's Note
I am truly excited to offer you this opportunity to get a whole lot of the brand new products in inexpensive way!  Buy one or buy many, it is up to you!  If you have ANY questions, please feel free to contact me.  Also, remember if you need your bundle(s) shipped, you will be adding additional funds to your paypal payment.

Rubber Hugs,

Patty Chenail
Stampin' Up! - Stamp-Patty's

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Competition Day!!!! and Planning a baby shower..........

Hello everyone!  Well today is the day that I have been training for for the last 5 months!  Today is the day of our Warrior Dash!!  I will be competing
in a 3.2 mile obstacle course through mud, barbed
wire, fire, scaling walls, and walking a tight rope... all to prove that I can!!  Wish me luck!  I will share the results with you all!  There are 500 people every half hour starting at 9:00 am EST today and I am competing at 4:00 pm.

On another note, I had the pleasure of working with a few gals to create

Friday, June 8, 2012

Stamp Camp - June 23, 2012

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Stamp-Patty's - Embellished Events Stamp Camp
Elks Lodge
Center Street
Danielson, CT 06239

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Saturday June 23, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Hello my friends!

You are invited to join me for a morning of stamping fun!  I know that many of you are just as disappointed as I am about having to cancel our stamping cruise!  As a result, MANY of you asked me to plan another event on the same day!  Here it is!!  Your wish is my command!!   

What:  Embellished Events Stamp Camp
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time:  10:00 am
Where: Elks Lodge, Center Street, Danielson, CT
Cost:   $25.00 per person
Includes:  Embellished Events (clear mount) stamp set, 4 adorable projects (all materials), color photos/instructions, awesome raffle table!  Come and see some new products and samples and enjoy stamping with the brand new ink pads!!!

Embellished Events

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 Click on the link below to register or RSVP.
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I can't make it
Please join me for coffee and treats!  My compliments!!  I am looking forward to seeing you and stamping with you all! 
Patricia Chenail
Stampin' Up! - Stamp-Patty's