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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cheers to you.................


I look at this card and it makes me smile!  I know it hasn't been a really bad winter, but I am so ready for the warmth of Spring and SUMMER!

This card was shared with me by Sue D. from Moosup, CT.  Being a math person, I love the block design she used.  I also love the simplicity that this card displays.

Using the 5-petal flower punch and a strip of Old Olive cardstock, Sue created an adorable flower.  She further embellished the project by using the Boho Flower Punch, a few rhinestones and a soft suede button.

Although the greeting is a retired Sale-A-Bration set, that top right block leaves a great space for many other greetings that are available in our catalogs!

Thanks for sharing Sue! and I wish you all a beautiful Spring!!

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


Monday, February 27, 2012

MDS Monday - Sale-a-Bration CD Content

For those of you that are part of my monthly club groups, you should recognize this!  Yup, that's right, it is one of our February club projects.

This week our digital challenge was to create a project using the digital content CD that is available in the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Did you even realize that there was a digital content CD?  What does digital content mean?  It is incredible!!!  EVERY item that is in the Sale-a-Bration catalog, stamps, paper, embellishments is put into digital format and put onto 1 CD for My Digital Studio users!

I used my circle punch and resized it to 1" (just like we used on the actual card) and then filled each circle with a different pattern of the Everyday Enchantment DSP that has been the unanimous favorite of my customers during this year's SAB spectacular!

The base of the card is Baja Breeze and the next layer is Very Vanilla.  I used the Modern Label and the Word Window punches for the greeting.

We are approaching the last month of SAB!  Don't miss out!  There is still time to get your free items with a $50 order!  In addition, I still have dates available for hosting a workshop and getting LOTS of FREE stuff!!!  Contact me today!

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



Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mocha Morning Hello


I hope that you, as I, are reading this post of your morning cup of java!  (Mocha morning.....get it?!)

The reason I titled this card Mocha Morning Hello is because the DSP used on this project is called Mocha Morning.  It is one of our specialty designer series papers; which means it has something "special" about it!  This paper has several sheets that are what I called "flocked".  This means that there is a raised velvety feel or pattern to it.  The colors in this DSP are crumb cake, early espresso, and very vanilla.
In addition to the beautiful DSP, the top of the card was checked using our Simply Scored Tool! The stamp set is from Loving Thoughts and the "Hello" is from the Sale-A-Bration set called "Elegant Birthday".

I have to thank Tammy S. for sharing this card with me!  I know you will like it as much as I do!


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


Friday, February 24, 2012

Elizabeth



Today's featured project was made by Judy B., a customer of mine from Moosup, CT.  The base and top layer of the card is Blushing Bride cardstock and there is basic black in between.

The top layer is embossed with the Garden Greetings embossing folder and stamped with the stamp set called, "Elizabeth".

This is another very simple but very elegant project!  The greeting on this card says "friend" but you can make it anything that you want.  I could see this as a birthday, wedding, thinking of you, and even a sympathy card.
PS.  Did you know that one of my two middle names is Elizabeth?!!!


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


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Simple sympathy note card


You all know how I like cards that are simple and easy to reproduce!  Here is one for you!!

This card is made from Whisper White cardstock and it was put through the Big Shot using the Framed Tulips embossing folder.

It was created by Denise B.  She then used a retired stamp set called, "Bliss".  The flourish in the background was stamped using Going Grey and then stamped over the top if it is the butterfly image using Elegant Eggplant ink.  She decided to add a sympathy greeting to finish it off.

If you really think about this design, you could use any and all greetings and create a full set of these cards as a great gift!  Thanks for sharing this with me Denise!


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



Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wedding on the Beach


Who says that footprints are only for baby projects?!  Thinking outside the box is what led to these wedding invitations!

A long time friend of mine, whom I had lost touch with for a while, is getting married on the beach on Tybee Island, GA soon and I created these for her!

The base of the card is Crumb Cake.  I then added a layer of Early Espresso and another layer of Crumb Cake.  The focal point is a combination of Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.  I layered two pieces of the white and used my sponges to color them with Pool Party and Marina Mist. I used the foot prints from the mini catalog set called, "Baby Prints".  I added some of our natural hemp twine and some half shells that I picked up at my local craft store.  To finish them off, I used crystal effects in small droplets and let them dry.  I did this to give them a water splashed/droplet effect!  The final touch required the use of the Color Spritzer tool and the Early Espresso marker.  I spit little drops of color all over the invites.


Of course I had to create some coordinating Thank You Notes for her as a gift!  I used the pre-cut / pre-scored notecards from the back of our big idea book and catalog.

I can't wait until she gets to see them!  I sent them priority mail on Friday and I am hoping that she got them yesterday or at the latest today.....especially because I am sharing them with the world and I don't know if she has seen them yet!


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




Monday, February 20, 2012

MDS Monday - Black and White

WOW!  I can't believe how much I loved creating projects in black & white!  This week our MDS challenge is to create using only the colors black and white.  I decided that I would post two of my creations for you!

The first project I used basic black cardstock for the first layer.  I then selected the Hello, Doily stamp for an all over background.  The greeting has both a basic black and a whisper white layer with the Engraved Greetings stamp set saying Thank You!

The second project also has basic black cardstock as its base.  I then added a layer (1/4" smaller all the way around) of whisper white cardstock.  The greeting on this second project is from a stamp set called, Delightful Dozen.

Both projects contain the awesome 5/8" Satin Ribbon in basic black.  The birthday project is for my sister-in-law, Pam, who turned 50 years old on Saturday, February 18th!  Wishing her at least

another 50!!


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



Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sweet Cake


Oh, if only you could smell this card from your computer!   Yes, that's right, I said smell!

The "frosting" of the cupcake was embossed using our new scented embossing powder!  Yummy is all I can say!!!

The stamp set is called Sweet Cake and  it can be found in the Occasions Mini catalog.  How about the adorable DSP on the bottom of the card?  That too is from the mini catalog.  It is a "specialty" DSP called, Sweet Shop.

My colors are Poppy Parade, Pool party, and Chocolate Chip.  I couldn't resist using my Big Shot to add some texture to my project.  I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder on the pool party cardstock.  If you look real close you will also see that I used the red glimmer paper for the cherry on top and for the heart under the greeting.

This is one of our club projects for this month!  If you would like to make great projects like this every month, then you need to get into one of my club groups so that you don't miss out on all of the fun!  Contact me today for details and a list of openings!


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


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Language of Friendship take 2...........


I couldn't resist sharing this one with you all!  The stamp set using on this gorgeous card is called Language of Friendship.

Did you know that you can get this set for FREE with a $50 order??  Yah, I know I told you that already this week!  lol


The project was created for my recent class and was the favorite amongst the group.  It is very elegant and we agreed that it should be sent to someone that is very special to you.  The project was not hard, but it was a bit labor intensive.  The front of the card is embossed with the Elegant Bouquet folder for the Big shot.  In addition to the stamp set I used the Two-Step Bird Punch, the Boho Blossoms punch, and the extra wide oval punch.  Of course it had to be  prettied up with our awesome pearls and dimensionals to give me higher texture!

The colors are old olive, marina mist, and so saffron.

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


Friday, February 17, 2012

Prettying up the iPhone............



So Kate was home from school last week and, yup! I caught her in my stampin studio!  She decided it was time to decorate the iPhone with some of our fabulous designer series paper!

She chose one of the patterns from the Timeless Portrait collection!

Now she has the prettiest looking phone that I have seen!!





Thursday, February 16, 2012

Language of Friendship - SAB Set...


Just had to share this project with you.  This is one that I created for a class that I held last month.  Did you know that this awesome stamp set is one that you can choose for FREE with a $50 order?  It is one that is included in our Sale-A-Bration program!

I used Riding Hood Red to create the card base.  I layered it with a piece of very vanilla cut with the Top Note die for the Big Shot.  The background on the top note is the En Francais stamp.  I then used Early Espresson and more vanilla to create the focal point.  The bird was stamped in early espresso ink on riding hood red cardstock and then punched with our Two-step Bird Punch.  The finishing touch is our fabulous new pleated satin ribbon!  I LOVE this stuff!


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




Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Stamp Camps!!!!


Come and join me for my next stamp camp! Last weekend we had 40+ gals for our last camp and we had a blast! You don't want to miss the last stamp camp during sale-a-bration! 

You can attend this class for the low cost $15.00 per person and it will include the Blossoms Builder Kit from the Occasions Mini catalog as well as the creation of 4 projects!

Click on the link below to register for this class!  The will be a special gift for the first 10 paid registrants for this class!!  Don't delay, sign up today!

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ike89lcab&oeidk=a07e5luf59db7108307





Have you ever seen what the products necessary to put on a stamp camp for 40+ people? Well if not, here is an idea!  These are the stamps and other supplies for my camp last weekend!  This doesn't include all of the paper to create the projects!


I couldn't resist sharing some pics of my gals with their creations!  A Very special thanks to all that attended!  You can have fun with me too!  Sign up for this next camp and get in on the fun!


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


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!

So they say it is the day of love... Why do we have only one day to celebrate those we love? I have shared many Valentine or "love" chards with you so today I thought I would share something rather incredible!This project was completed using felt for the roses and it is adorned with our black Satin ribbon.  The greeting is from the brand new set called, Loving Words, from the Occasions Mini.  It was made by one of the SU! Artisan award winners.

I am hoping that all of you have someone to love this Valentine's Day!  Just know that I love all of you!  Thank you for following my blog and thank you for your business!

Enjoy your day!


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

PS.  Let me know what you did special today!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Color Challenge Winner !!!

Thank you so much for all of the votes and comments both here on the blog and via networked blogs/facebook!  In case you don't know what I am talking about, I held a color challenge last week and collected votes all week.  Here was the challenge:


After tallying the votes, our winner (drumroll please) is Card #3!  This card was created by Tammy S. from Moosup, CT!  She used these colors so perfectly and the creativity is incredible!  I love seeing how other peoples minds work!

For receiving the most votes, Tammy will get to choose any stamp set from a current Stampin' Up! catalog!  Please join me in congratulating her!

Tammy, call or email me to claim your winnings!!!


Watch for our next challenge!  Don't you want to be a winner?  Who doesn't want free stamps?




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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Them there's fightin words......


Hey stamping friends!

I thought that today I would change things up a bit!  I wanted to show you what I have been doing in my "spare" time!  LOL  Twice a week I am attending and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Bootcamp/Training.  Each session is 1-1/2 hours long and is extremely intense.  After 45 minutes of conditioning/circuit training, our trainer decided we were going to do 3 minute sparring rounds!  Here I am.... in all my glory!  I am the fighter in the red head gear.  I must tell you, we had a difficult time sparring with each other when we are all such good friends!  We could NOT be mean to each other!







Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Help me decide who the winner is......

Last Tuesday, I posted the weekly color challenge to all of my blog followers.  I received three entries and I need all of you to cast your vote for the winner!  Let me refresh your memory as to the color pallet first.


  • Cajun Craze
  • Riding Hood Red
  • More Mustard
  • River Rock
  • Pear Pizzazz

Here are the entries:

Entry #1 - Circles 
Entry # 2 - Flower Fun



















                                                                                                         Entry #3- Circus

What do you need to do??   Go to the blog (not this email) www.stamppattys.com  and under today's blog post click on comment.  Put your vote on the blog.  I will collect votes until Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.  At that time I can announce the winner of a stamp set of their choice!!!

Thanks so much for following and supporting my efforts!

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

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UDI Color Challenge #73 - Petal Pizzazz...MDS Style

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Wow!  Isn't this an interesting color pallette?
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Lucky Limeade
  • Whisper White
  • Melon Mambo
  • Wisteria Wonder

As you know, right now you can download MDS (My Digital Studio) Express absolutely FREE!  You can try it for free for 30 days.  I LOVE this program and while I was playing with it today, I decided to create this week's color challenge in MDS!



The project was created using the Petal Pizzazz stamp set and the Seasonal Sentiments set for my greeting.  I love how you can make the flowers look like they are jumping off the project right at you!

Why haven't you tried MDS yet?  Don't know how...   click on this link:  www.stamppattys.com  once at my website click on the shop now button.  All you have to do is enter an order using Item #129600.    Download it and away you go!  Of course, if you purchase it from me, my services come with it!!


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





Monday, February 6, 2012

MDS Monday - Baby Shower Tags

Hey everyone!  Happy Monday to you!   For today's MDS challenge we created baby / baby shower tags!  This couldn't be more perfect timing.  I have a baby shower to attend on Feb. 26th and this is giving me a jump on creating for it!

I started with a background of Pink Pirouette and then added a layer from the Nursery DSP collection.  The stamp images are all from Nursery Necessities.

This tag will make a beautiful addition to our gift packaging!  I hope that she likes it!


....... Until tomorrow!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Journaling with style

For all of you scrapbookers out there, here is a project that you just gotta have!  This is an awesome journaling tag that will make any scrapbook page come to life.

This project was done by Jenn B., one of my downline gals.  It uses that magnificent Everyday Elegance DSP, as well as our great sponges to make is a little grungy (to look old).

Did you recognize that the shape of the tag was actually cut from our Label Framelits?  The beauty of this product is that it comes in 6 different sizes.  Because of that, you should be able to find a size that is perfect for the project that you are working on!

Thanks for sharing something a little different with our group Jenn!


........ Until tomorrow!