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Monday, April 29, 2013

Fiji Day 2 - Dinner with friends....

Hey everyone!  How is this for a picture to greet you?  I apologize for the fact that it is "foggy"  the weather here is so humid at times that my lens was all fogged up!
This is a picture of a fruit bat! It is hanging upside down in one of the plumeria trees!  They are all over the place here at dusk!  I will try to get a better shot for you!

The sun was finally out on our 2nd day and we all enjoyed an awesome day by the pool!  We then showered and decided to take the Bula Bus into the port to have some dinner (more reasonably priced too!)

We actually went to a place called Mama's Pizza!  YUP, that's right!  We had pizza!  Not bad either!  Pictured here are me and my daughter as well as Dawn Rapsas and her daughter and Dawn & Richard Griffith!
I also wanted to leave you a bit of home too!  I just had to share these beautful pins that were made by Laurie C. using our SU! fabric and buttons!

Get this amazing fabric now before it is all gone!!!!

Don't forget about placing your order while I am away!  You will be entered into the drawing for the free hostess benefits!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Greetings From FIJI! BULA!!!

 Hello my friends!

I am writing you from the beautiful location of Nadi, Fiji in the South Pacific!

Our journey began very early the am of Thursday April 25th in Providence, RI.  We flew to Denver, CO and then on to Los Angeles, CA!  We were able to spend about 4 hours in California so we took full advantage!

We hopped a trolley bus to Manhattan Beach, CA and walked the peer and enjoyed the sites of a southern CA beach...something my sweet baby girl katelyn has never done!  We were accompanied by my pal Dawn R. and her daughter Brielle.

Following our whirlwind tour of CA, we boarded

Thursday, April 25, 2013

BUJA everyone!!!!

By the time you all read this, I will be in the air en route to the tropical South Pacific Island of Fiji!!  I am going to do my best to blog a bit while I am there so that I can share the excitement with ALL of you!!

To keep you busy while you wait to hear from me Stampin' Up! has announced the Retirement List!!!  You DO NOT want to wait for me to return in order to place your orders!

Anyone that places an order through my online website while I am gone.. AND uses the hostess code:  BSP7KQ44 will be eligible for the FREE hostess benefits!  In addition, I will offer you a 10% discount on your first order from the brand new catalog that will be released June 1st!  This discount can not be used in conjunction with any other special that I offer however!

To view the retiring items click this link:  http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/lastChance/2013%20NA%20Retired%20List/Retired_List_stamps_en-US.pdf  


go to my website:  http://www.stamppattys.com  to click the live link!  Remember, place your order through my online website and get in on the hostess benefits drawing and get a 10% discount on your first order from the new catalog!!!

BUJA!!  I will chat with you soon!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A feel of Spring...........

Have you had a chance to enjoy the couple of days of Spring weather we have felt here on the East Coast?  I have!  I have spent some time in my flower gardens, ridden my motorcycle, and even found some time to sit in a lounge chair in the sun and read a book!

This card so reminds me of a beautiful spring day!  Although it was created using all Sale-a-Bration (SAB) products, I just had to share it!  I know you all have these products and here is a great way for you to use them!

  • Stamps - Vintage Verses (SAB)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Paper (SAB)
  • Tangerine Satin Ribbon (SAB)
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Tasteful Trim BIGZ Die
  • Cardstock: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Bashful blue, Whisper White

Happy Spring!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Nature's Walk Sympathy Card

Hey friends!

Sorry it has been a few days since you have heard from me!  I have been absolutely crazy trying to get myself and my family ready for my upcoming trip to Fiji!  I still have SOOOO much to do!

Today I am sharing a great project done by one of my regular customers!  I absolutely LOVE how she used many of our fabulous framelits to enhance this card!

All products are Stampin' Up!

  • Adorning Edgelits
  • Labels Collection Framelits
  • Adorning Edgelits Embossing Folders
  • Lace Border Punch
  • White Organdy Ribbon
  • Shimmery White Cardstock
  • Paisley Petals (Retired) Designer Series Paper
  • Nature's Walk Stamp Set
  • Petite Pair Stamp Set
  • Ink - Always Artichoke and Bashful Blue

Sunday, April 14, 2013

April Showers Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Whether you are a regular visitor or a new visitor to my blog, welcome to the first Linked In Blog Hop! I am so glad you are here. If you are coming from Laura Hedgecock's website, http://treasurechestofmemories.com/2013/04/14/april-showers, you are in the right place! If you are a daily visitor of mine, then you are in for a special treat!  I am part of a group of paper crafters and we are holding a monthly blog hop!   Our theme for this month is April Showers.

Here is MY creation for this month's blog hop!

All of the product used on this card came from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog or our Big Idea Book and Catalog!  Supplies include:
  • Cloudy Day Embossing Folder for the Sizzix Big Shot
  • 3" Circle Die - sizzix
  • 3-1/4" Scallop Circle Die - Sizzix
  • Stamps - Rain or Shine
  • Cardstocks:  Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Polka Dot Designer Series Paper - Brights Collection
  • Ribbon - Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon
  • Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Early Espresso

For our kick off event we have a great prize package for you valued over $ 150! -    Here is a photo of all the prizes!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

You can win this fabulous prize package!!!! All you have to do is enter!  You have until April 30th to enter!  The winner will be announced on May 1st here on my blog so come back and see if you won. Winner will have one week to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen.

Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Krysthle Poitras' website http://www.krysthle.com/aprilshowers/  to see what beautiful project she created for you!

As for my regular blog followers!  Enjoy the hop and come on back tomorrow to see what I have posted for you all!

Rubber Hugs,

Friday, April 12, 2013

Daring Adventure

Need another idea for a "manly" card?  Here is one for you!

This is a project that I am doing this month with my stamp clubs.  The card is made from River Rock cardstock -- this is one of our soon to be retired colors!  Be sure to get your supply while you can!

The next layer is Chocolate Chip, follwed by a layer of Naturals White.  I used the stamp set called, Daring Adventure, which is found in the Big Idea Book and Catalog.  I used almost all of the images from the set! Ink colors include:  River Rock (retiring), Chocolate Chip, Basic Gray.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thinking of you...............

Need a quick but adorable note card in a hurry?  Well look no further!

Today I am sharing a very simple, quick, and adorable note card.  This is made from the best deal in our big Idea Book and Catalog....the pre-cut/pre-scored note cards!  (this is the best deal because for $5.95 you get 20 cards already cut and scored AND 20 envelopes for mailing them in!)

On top of the note card is a piece of designer series paper from the Parker's Patterns paper collection.  This is found in the Occasions Catalog.  In addition, I am showcasing the single stamp, Thinking of You, also from this catalog.  I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler ink on Whisper White cardstock and then used one of the Label Framelits to cut it out.  I used the same framelit to create a mat for my image.  I cut it in half and adhered each half to the back side of the focal point.  Using my trusty fork, I created my famous fork bow!   You can see the video on how to do this below!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Creative Elements Scrapbooking

Hello my faithful followers!

Today is a share of another of my double page scrapbook layouts!  This is another set that we completed at my all day scrap event!

Have I convinced you yet that you need to be a part of the next one?

These pages are 12 x 12 Old Olive.  The accenting colors are Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, and a touch of vintage by using the Newsprint Designer Series Paper!

The stamp set that I used is called Creative Elements and it is from the big Idea Book & Catalog!  In addition, I used the set called Mixed Bunch for the accents on the second page.

Join me for some scrapbooking!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Kickin' It With Katie Event - SUCCESS!!!!

What an awesome event!  I am over joyed with the generosity of my friends, customers, and new stampers that joined me in raising funds for the Joiner Family on Saturday, April 6th!  The final number is not in but I know that I was able to raise more than $600 for this family!  For those of you reading this for the first time, one of our students, Katie - a 6th grader at our school - was diagnosed recently with Ewing Sarcoma (bone cancer) in her leg.  She is undergoing treatments in Boston, MA and her family has been hit emotionally and financially, of course!   I thought I would share some photos of the day with you all!
 Above you can see that we set up a display table with lots of samples for the stampers to see and photograph!  Our raffle table was AWESOME!  We had lots of stamping gear as well as some non stamping items donated by teachers from the school (Erica, Kathy, and myself). I got the surprise of a lifetime too!  Yes this is a grown man stamping at the event!  This is not just any man....believe it or not he was one of my college professors when I attended Nichols College many years ago!  What a great surprise this was!  His daughter in law actually works with me!  lol

We had students, teachers, staff, and even Katie's grandma came and stamped!

A special thank you to Nina and Rachel for helping me through it!  I could not have done it without you amazing gals!  You are the BEST!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Do you Dream in Color????............

DO YOU DREAM IN COLOR? stampin' Up! DOes!

Announcing our Color Refresh! SU! loves color and they know that we do too. Color is fundamental to who we are and what we offer. It's important for us to stay up-to-date with color trends so we are thrilled to share our updated line of colors, and hope you will be as excited as we are by the new possibilities!

Why now? In 2010 we did a big color renovation and shared our plans for smaller color refreshes every three to five years to keep our colors on trend. Well it has been three years and we are excited to announce that the upcoming 2013-2014 annual catalog will include 10 new colors (most of which are returning In Colors from previous years)! We are welcoming back some of your favorites, moving some colors around, and introducing one brand-new color, so take a look!
Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last! This means that some products will not be available through the retired list period.  So what does that mean for you??.... any of our retiring color products are only available while supplies last so you need to get your favorites and look forward to the exciting colors coming in the 2013-2014 annual catalog!   And also announced today, free shipping is going on April 6-8, 2013, which is a great time for you to get your favorites before they are gone! (Free shipping is for North America only.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy I Do Day....

Hello friends!  Have you started getting wedding invites yet this season?  Have a friend, or friend's children getting married soon?  Well I have a fantastic gift idea for you!

I created this project for a 12 x 12 scrapbook swap that I joined.  The idea of the swap was to use only basic black, whisper white, and one other color of your choice.  I chose real red due to the wedding idea that popped into my head!

I used MANY of Stampin' Up!'s fabulous products to create this page!  Here is a list:

  • Pop & Cuts Die - Dress Up
  • All Dressed Up Framelits
  • Elegant Lines Embossing Folder
  • Basic Rhinestones
  • Flower Trim (Occasions Catalog)
  • Paper Doilies
  • Glitter Brads (Brights)
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
  • 1-3/4" Circle Punch
  • Owl Builder Punch (hearts for bow tie)
  • Ink - Basic Black, Real Red
  • Stamps - Word Play
  • Cardstock - 12 x 12 Basic Black, 12 x 12 Whisper White, Real Red, Neutrals DSP
  • Dimensionals
If you'd like to make this page with me then you want to be part of my scrapbook club! Contact me today to claim a seat!

If you'd like to create a wedding project of your own, you can download a template for the tuxedo by clicking the link I have made for you below!


Monday, April 1, 2013

This and That....

How was your Easter holiday?  Did you get a chance to create some new memories or make some new traditions with your family or friends?  I know I did!  I am looking forward to capturing those memories in my new This and That ....and everything in between book!

Your life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. So Stampin' Up! is happy to introduce our newest product line that lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That will debut in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but we're giving everybody the chance to get it now!

Enjoy a little sneak peek video....followed by product and pricing details!!

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
15% Off Retail Value!

Read On . . .
  • We're introducing the line with these five products, but we'll be adding more This and That stuff as time goes on.
  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled ONLY until April 30).
  • You can place orders on any order type (customer, demonstrator, workshop, or online).
  • You can get as many This and That products or bundles as you want.
  • You can buy the This and That products separately. But why would you do that when you can get all five together and save 15 percent? 
  • Bundle ordering deadlines:
    • Email [email protected] by April 23, 2013 (as I will be leaving for Fiji Islands)
    • Online:  At  http://www.stamppattys.com  by Tuesday, April 30, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT)