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Thursday, January 31, 2013

The sky's the limit........

The brings back memories of my recent trip to Orlando for Leadership conference!  Every morning on our way to the convention center we were treated to the flight of 5-6 hot air balloons!

This great project is the handy work of Debbie M.  She submitted this for my mini catalog swap.  She was featuring the new embossing folder: Cloudy Day.

The stamp set for the focal point is called, "Up, Up and Away".  This is fabulous, life-like card!  It would be a great birthday card for that special little man in your life!  With the new embossing folder to add fabulous dimension, this project is so easy to duplicate!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

That's The Ticket!

How about this for a vintage Valentine?  I absolutely LOVE it!

I got this beauty from my recent Mini Catalog swap.  It was made by Jackie  from TX.  I love the color combo she used.

The card base is Primrose Petals, which is one of our In Colors.  It is layered with a piece of DSP from the More Amore collection.  The next layer is very vanilla and it is stamped with Pool Party ink using a heart image from the Hearts A Flutter stamp set.

The focal point of this project was done using another Mini Catalog stamp set called, That's The Ticket.  They are done in Crumb Cake and Primrose Petals.  Let's not forget the adorable new Mini Butterfly on the top ticket.  This is the new butterfly punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog.


  • Primrose Petals Cardstock
  • More Amore DSP
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock
  • Pool Party Cardstock
  • That's The Ticket Stamp Set
  • Hearts A Flutter Stamp Set
  • Hearts a Flutter Framelits
  • Bitty Butterfly Punch
  • Ticket Punch
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Primrose Petals Ink
  • Crumb Cake Ink
  • Pool party Baker's Twine
  • Pearls
  • Dimensionals

Monday, January 28, 2013

Cross My Heart Birthday...........

Are you like me and never have enough "manly" cards?  Well here is a great idea for you!  This is a project that looks like it took you all day and guess what?...I really won't!

The card is made using Island Indigo cardstock and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The focal point of the card uses a brand new stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog called, Cross My Heart.  This great project also showcases the new designer series paper called Parker's Patterns.

I want to thank Sandy H. for sharing this project with me!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Feeling Sentimental about Sale-A-Bration!!!

Do you LOVE a great sale?  Do you LOVE to get things for FREE?  Then this is the sale of all sales for you!!  Starting today, and running until March 20, 2013, Stampin' Up! is having its Annual Sale-A-Bration event!

For every $50 in orders you place, before shipping/handling/tax, you can choose an exclusive item from this special catalog for FREE!!

If you did not get your catalog in the mail from me, please contact me ASAP so that I can get one into your hands!  You DON'T want to miss out on this fabulous celebration.  In addition, I am offering EXCLUSIVE product bundles for those looking to get a much larger "fix" during this great promotion.  Click here to go to my page on these specials!

Here are some great projects made with FREE, Sale-A-Bration products!

For this project, I used the SAB set called, Feeling Sentimental. I absolutely love this set!  I love the vintage appeal that it has!  In order to make this project a real vintage card, I also used our new distressing tool!

This is going to be one of my club projects for February!  So if you are interested in making this card with me, there is plenty of room in ANY of my club groups!  Contact me today to claim a seat!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cuddles and Kisses

Hello my friends!

Do you struggle with ideas for baby cards like I do?  Well struggle no more!  With our new occasions Mini catalog, I can take the struggle away from you!

This great project was done by Carol P. for my Occasions Mini Swap recently.  She showcased many new products from our mini catalog to create this sample.  The focal point is a phrase (stamp) from the stamp set, "Cuddles and Kisses."  It is layered with the fabulous new DSP called, Sunshine and Sprinkles  using the labels collection framelits!

Of course you can not overlook the texture on the card itself!  This project shows the new embossing folder called Cloudy Day! This new folder was used on the base of the card (whisper white).  The next layer the Daffodil Delight label was embossed using our Adorning Accents "hearts" embossing folder.   Gotta love being able to tie the background textures into the theme of the actual card!

Materials List

  • whisper white cardstock
  • daffodil delight cardstock
  • marina mist cardstock
  • Sunshine and sprinkles DSP
  • Labels collection framelits
  • Cloudy Day embossing folder
  • Adorning Accents "heart" folder
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon

................. Until next time!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Elegantly Embossed - Swallowtail

When you first saw this giant butterfly image in the Occasions Mini catalog what did you think of it?  I'd love to know!

I have to tell you that when I first saw it I was not really interested.  But after seeing several projects made with it....you know I have to have it! lol      You may recall this is the 2nd sample that I have posted using it!  Click here to view the other sample.

Today I am sharing another fabulous sample; this one was made by Kay S from Canada.  I must say that his photo does NOT do any justice to this fantabulous project!  The butterfly was embossed with both silver and gold embossing powders and it is accented with dazzling diamonds glitter.  The smaller butterflies are made from brushed silver and brushed gold cardstocks and were cut using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just Thinking

Who would have ever thought that this color combination could be pulled off so nicely?  Certainly not me!  lol

Today's project uses:

  • Summer Starfruit C/S
  • Pool Party C/S
  • Primrose Petals C/S
  • Raspberry Ripple C/S
  • Just Thinking stamp set
  • Amazing Family stamp set
  • Pool party embossing powder
  • Parker's Patterns DSP
  • Honeycomb Embossing Folder
  • Window Frame Collection framelits
The project was submitted as one of the entries for my Occasions Mini swap.  I truly apologize to the creator of this card...as I can not recall who it was.

I hope that these colors are as inspiring to you as they are to me!  I can certainly help you get all of the supplies you need to recreate this card!  Contact me today!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

By the Tide

I love the warmth of summer!  How about you?

When I first saw this card it immediately made me feel the warmth of summer!  It was made by another of my downline, Jenn B.  She made this for my Occasions Mini Swap.

The focus of this card is the stamp set called, "By the Tide".  The images that Jenn chose were the seaweed, conch shell, and the Nantucket anchor.  The color of the card itself it Island Indigo.  She then added a layer of whisper white and embossed the seaweed with the pool party embossing powder.  She then used either a sponge or our sponge daubers to burnish some color into the background.

I know I am more than ready for summer to begin now!  Bring it on!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Core'dinations & Collage Curios

Today's project is one by my fabulous assistant, Marlene! She did this for my Occasions Mini swap.  The card base is Primrose Petals carstock.  She then did several layers!  The card itself, was run through the Big Shot usig our Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  The next layer is primrose petals cut with the extra large oval punch and then run through the Big shot using the Frames Embossing Folders.

In the center she use the large oval punch, the new 7/8" scallop circle punch (from the new mini catalog) and the 3/4" circle punch.  She used the brand new stamp set called, "Collage Curios"; specifically the Eiffel Tower image as the focal point.  In addition, she added a couple of our small heart punch in the bottom right to give even more dimension.

If you know Marlene, you know she LOVES the Eiffel Tower! I am so lucky to have her not only as a dedicated assistant, but also as a member of my downline group!

.................... Until next time!

Sunday, January 20, 2013


How about this spring inspiration?

This project was created by one of my talented downline members, Rhonda!  She did this as part of my Occasions Mini Swap!

The focal point of this project is the Stamp set called, "Spring Sampler".  Item #125510 W/ #125512 C

The card is made from whisper white cardstock and layered with Melon Mambo.  The Primrose was run through the Big shot using the Perfect Polka-Dots Embossing folder.  Each of the sampler pieces were cut using the 1-1/4" square punch and then layered with the 1-3/8" square punch!  The layers were made with Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist cardstocks.  The greeting is from the "Bootiful Occasions" stamp set in the big Idea Book & Catalog!  Of course it wouldn't be the same without some sort of SU! accessory item!  Each vertical row has an under layer of our new Striped Organdy Ribbon (Page 30 of the Occasions Mini).  The layer on the left is done with the Melon Mambo ribbon and the layer on the right is done with the Old Olive Ribbon.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pop 'n Cuts Dies - Dress Up - Video!

Don't you just love to get dressed up and be taken out somewhere?  I know I do!  In our new mini catalog we have a fabulous line of products that show that beautiful feminine side to all of us!  The Pop 'n Cuts dies and All Dressed up Stamp Set!  Here is a great video to show you how EASY it is to create a FABULOUS project!

Of course once I saw these dies in action, I just had to have them!  I am awaiting the final piece so that I can create away!

Posted today is a card that I created using the framelits.  It was SO easy and makes such a great card!

I used:

  • All Dressed Up Framelits
  • All Dressed Up Stamp Set
  • Basic Black cardstock
  • Calypso Coral DSP
  • 1/8" Whisper White taffeta ribbon
  • basic Rhinestones
  • Staz-on Black ink

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Leadership 2013 Day 2 - Meeting New People...Finding New Faces

Who wants to help me achieve my goal for this year?!!!   I need you all!  I attended an awesome class today taught by Shannon West from SU!  This class was called, "Meeting New People...Finding New Faces".   I have a goal for this year;  I need to obtain 25 new customers this year!  This is where you come in...I am going to be offering some incentives to you so that you can help me achieve this goal!!  Keep your eyes open for my upcoming classes and camps!  If you bring a new person to the class or camp, you will receive either a discount on your class or a 2nd set of project materials for FREE!!   In addition, I have created a business Facebook page.  You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stamp-Pattys/381761131913088  Go to this page and Like It and then Share It!  You could be the lucky winner of a stamp set if you do!

Now on to more about Leadership!  Want to see more pictures?  Of course you do!

 We attended several presentations at the main stage.  The card shown here was created by SU! employee, Carrie Cudney.  Following her presentation, she gave everyone in attendance a great gift package!
 We were all treated to:

  • Parker's Patterns DSP #131021
  • Just Thinking Stamp Set #129940

The happy recipients!

The reason we are all dressed in the same outfits is this evening event was actually a PJ party.  None of us wanted to go in our true Pj's so we got matching T-shirts from the Tiki Bar at our condo and wore comfy black pants.  Everyone was so interested in the back of our shirts that we posed for this pic!

 Following our evening session at the Convention Center, the four of us decided to venture out and headed to Downtown Disney/Pleasure Island.  This next picture was the view from our dinner table!  We had an awesome meal at Paridiso 37 and enjoyed the view of the tethered hot air balloon and the Circque de Soleil tent.
I feasted on some great mexican food; enchiladas, cilantro rice, and black beans with LOTS of jalepenos!  Yummy!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Patty's Paper Pumpkins - Monthly Craft Kit Subscriptions

Would you like to do more crafting each month but just seem to run out of time?  Are you stuck when it comes to finding new ideas?  Well I have the PERFECT solution for you!!!

It's Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.  I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting today, Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it.  BE SURE TO LIST ME, PATTY CHENAIL, AS YOUR DEMONSTRATOR!   Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you and a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, SU! is offering a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Leadership Conference - Day #1

Hello my friends!  Thought I would share with you all some of my great times here at Leadership Conference here in Orlando, FL.  What a day it has been so far and at the time of this writing I still have a general session to attend!  (I guess I will have to tell you about that tomorrow!)

I arrived on Wednesday ....or was it Thursday?  It was so late I really can't tell! lol  We stayed at a condo/time share facility called the Liki Tiki.  What a great choice!  We had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, full kitchen and dining room as well as 3 TVs and a living room!  We had an outdoor patio and complete access to the water park, paddle boats, mini golf, 4 seater (peddling) bicycles!  All for only $89 per night!  OMG!   Here is the "bathtub" that Kris and I had in our room!  lol  NO we didn't use it!

On our way to the convention center on Thurdsay morning we were greeting by MANY hot air balloons!  What an amazing site!  It is on my bucket list and some day I actually WILL do this!

We attended the general session and it was action packed!  A couple of AWESOME announcements!

My favorite is the announcement of a brand new monthly kit subscription that will be mailed directly to your home!  It will include the stamps, ink, paper, photos and full instructions to complete everything!  SU! has created a special website to share the new program with us all!  Visit it!  www.mypaperpumpkin.com     I am going to start my own little group for anyone that is interested!  Each month, perhaps the last Wednesday of the month to hold a get together of all of the subscribers that want to get together to make their kits!  I am calling it, "Patty's Paper Pumpkin Palooza"!  I want to register you for this great new program!  Contact me today, and I will take care of it for you!  The best part.....SU! gave us each the very first Paper Pumpkin kit so I can share it with you!

........ Until tomorrow!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Wedding Wishes

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I am sharing a beautiful project made by Judy G.  She submitted this as her entry to my Occasions Mini swap this past week!  I absolutely LOVE the color combination!  It is basic black and pool party.

The stamp set is called, "Just Married".  It is one of the great new sets is our Mini Catalog!  This is a 3" x 6" (which folds into 3 x 3) project with a bit of a twist.  There is a pocket on the inside that would hold a gift card nicely!

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post....I'm going to share some pictures from Leadership here in Orlando, FL!

.........Until next time!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Swallowtail - #1

Hello my friends!

Today I am sharing one of the fabulous cards that I received as a result of hosting a demonstrator only swap for all of the fabulous products in the new Occasions Mini Catalog!
The first swap that I am sharing with you comes from Catherine S. from Canada!  She focussed on the new single stamp called, Swallowtail.  I absoutely love the card she created!  It is creative, colorful, and full of techniques!  She embossed the butterfly with black embossing powder and then used sponge daubers to create some background color on the wings.  The card base is made with Island Indigo cardstock; it is then layered with Pool Party cardstock.  She used a bit of vanilla seam binding across the back to give a little more dimension.  

I must say that I was a bit skeptical of this large butterfly...until I saw this sample and one other that I will post in a few days!  I am now convinced that I need to have this stamp!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A 50th Birthday Surprise Card

 I promised you a couple of weeks ago to share the fabulous birthday card that Paul got for his 50th birthday from our dear friends in Michigan, Dawn & Richard!  Here it is!

This is an "explosion" card that is FULL of all kinds of awesome messages from our friends!

I can't even tell you how many sheets of cardstock or what size they were!  lol  I am showing you a few different shots of the projects so that you can see the whole thing!

One thing that I do know is that the "belly band" on the card uses the Labels Framelits and the stamp set Your Amazing!

Special thanks to Dawn for creating this special card for my husband!

............. Until next time!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Stamp-Patty's EXCLUSIVE Bundles for Sale-A-Bration!

Now that Christmas is over...maybe you got everything you wanted..but more than likely you didn't!  Now you can get all those crafting supplies that you have wanted!  Here are some exclusive product bundles available ONLY through me!  You can get these fabulous products on a payment plan too!! What are you waiting for?  Treat yourself now!!  

Please email me:  stampthis2004@yahoo.com  with any questions you have!  I'd love to get one or more of these bundles on order for you!

Stampin' Up! - Stamp Patty's Product Bundle Offers for Sale-A-Bration 2013 !!
Big Shot BundleBig Shot
This bundle includes:
  • Big Shot Machine
  • Any $75.00 of Big Shot Accessories
  • Any 3 Sale-A-Bration Items

Stamp-Patty Price: $ 165.00 (Total)
2 Month Payment Plan: $ 82.50 
3 Month Payment Plan: $ 55.00

Marvelous Marker Bundlemarker set
This bundle includes:
  • Marker Set
  • 2012-2014 In Color Set
  • 2011-2013 In Color Set
  • Blush Blossom Single Marker
  • 8-1/2 x 11" Brights Paper
  • 8-1/2 x 11" Subtles Paper
  • 8-1/2 x 11" Regals Paper
  • 8-1/2 x 11" Neturals Paper
  • 1 Pkg of either In Color Paper 
  • Any 3 Sale-a-Bration Items
    Stamp-Patty Price: $168.00
    2 Month Payment Plan: $84.00
    3 Month Payment Plan: $56.00

Designer Series Paper Bundle
Party 2
This bundle includes:
  • 1 pkg. of each $10.95 papers (12 pkgs = 144 sheets)
  • 1 pkg. of each $12.95  specialty paper (2 pkgs = 24 sheets)
  • Any 3 Sale-A-Bration Items

Stamp-Patty Price: $171.00
2 Month Payment Plan: $85.50
3 Month Payment Plan: $57.00

Ink Bundle
regal ink
You know you want all of the brand new ink pads!  This is your chance!  This bundle includes:
  • Any 3 color families of ink pads (30 in total)
  • $25.00 to spend any way you'd like!
  • Any 3 Sale-A-Bration Items

Stamp-Patty Price: $ 165.00 (Total)
2 Month Payment Plan: $ 82.50 
3 Month Payment Plan: $ 55.00

Punch Bundle
This bundle includes:
  • Any 11 punchs of your choice!
  • Any 3 Sale-a-Bration Items
    Stamp-Patty Price: $165.00
    2 Month Payment Plan: $82.50
    3 Month Payment Plan: $55.00

Cutting & Scoring Bundle
Score Tool
This bundle includes:
  • Simply Score Tool (29.95)
  •  Score Diagonal  (11.95)
  • Score Borders (14.95)
  • NEW Cutter (29.95)
  • NEW Cutting Blades (5.95)
  • NEW Score Blades (4.95)
  • NEW Distress Tool  (4.95)
  • Paper Snips (9.95)
  • Craft/Ribbon Scissors (29.95)
  • $32.50 to spend ANY Way You'd like!
  • Any 3 Sale-A-Bration Items  
Stamp-Patty Price: $165.00
2 Month Payment Plan: $82.50
3 Month Payment Plan: $55.00

Watercoloring Bundle
This bundle includes:
  • WC Crayons Subtles (16.95)
  • WC Crayons Brights (16.95)
  • WC Crayons Regals (16.95)
  • WC Crayons Neutrals(16.95)
  • WC Pencils (19.95)
  • Aqua Painters (16.95)
  • Blender Pens (9.95)
  • WC Paper (4.95)
  • Color Spritzer Tool (12.95)
  • Stampin Spritzer Bottles (2.95)
  • Stampin Sponges (3.50)
  • Sponge Daubers (10.95)
  • Any 3 Sale-A-Bration Items

Stamp-Patty Price: $ 165.00 (Total)
2 Month Payment Plan: $ 82.50 
3 Month Payment Plan: $ 55.00

Button & Brad Bundle 
This bundle includes:
  • All 4 Color families of designer buttons
  • 1 Pkg.  Bitty Buttons
  • 1 Pkg. Vintage Faceted Button
  • 1 Pkg. Natural Buttons
  • 1 Pkg. Antique Brads
  • All 4 color families of brads
  • 2011-2013 In Color Brads
  • Basics Glimmer Brads
  • Brights Glimmer Brads
  • In Color Dahlias
  • Metallic Brads
  • Mini silver Brads
  • Basic Pearls
  • Basic Rhinestones
  • Large Pearls
  • $36.50 to spend ANY way you would like!
  • Any 3 Sale-a-Bration Items
    Stamp-Patty Price: $165.00
    2 Month Payment Plan: $82.50
    3 Month Payment Plan: $55.00

Build Your Own Bundle
November 2010 Kit 50%
This bundle includes:
  • Select ANY $175 worth of SU! product from ANY current catalog!
  • Any 3 Sale-A-Bration Items
or Better Yet.....get the new demo starter package for ONLY $99 and select $156.50 of SU! product!

Stamp-Patty Price: $165.00
2 Month Payment Plan: $82.50
3 Month Payment Plan: $55.00

or  1 Payment of $99 for starter kit!

Fabric Bundle
This bundle includes:
  • 1 each of our 10 Fabric collections - This is a total of 30 extra wide fat quarters (10 @ $9.95 each)
  • 1 Pkg of Essentials Designer Fabric (This contains 10 extra wide fat quarters in 5 colors 29.95)
  • 1 pk Fabric Adhesive (14.95)
  • $30  to spend ANY way you'd like!
  • Any 3 Sale-A-Bration Items

Stamp-Patty Price: $ 165.00 (Total)
2 Month Payment Plan: $ 82.50 
3 Month Payment Plan: $ 55.00

Only $99!! Starter Kit! 
If you join Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you will be able to do so at the price of $99!  During this incredible promotion, you will receive $156.50 worth of SU! product for your $99 payment!!! 
Offer: January 22 - March 22, 2013