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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/

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

MDS Invite

It has been a bit since I have shared some MDS (My Digital Studio) work with you so I thought it was time!  Thanks to some inspiration from one of my customers, Chris O., I created an invitation for my daughter's upcoming graduation party!  Yup! That's right!! Katelyn has finally finished college!  (She actually finished in December - however, the ceremony wasn't until last week!

I love "embarrassing" her with photos from her earlier years.  The one I chose for this invite was taken on a hot summer day in June 1995.  She was almost 6 years old and loved when Nana would make her homemade ice cream cones!  Luckily for Katelyn, Nana lives next door and she could get an ice cream cone every day!  lol  Hard to believe that she was totally bald until she was about three -- with all the hair in these pictures it is a good thing she has discovered the straight iron!

Because of her inspiration, I just had to share the project that Chris did for her daughter, Hunter!  Best of luck to both girls as they start the next chapter of their lives!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Only 5 days Left!!

Have you been holding off waiting to get your retiring products?  Well you only have 5 days left!!!  I wouldn't wait any longer if I were you!

Do you realize that we will no longer have our fabulous square punches?  How about the retiring of our water color pencils and crayons?  What are you waiting for?  Get them now before you regret it!


Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2012-2013 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early! (And remember some items having amazing discounts!)

Today I am sharing a couple of projects that were done using several of our retiring items!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

The clock is ticking away! Not much time left to get this special deal!

Do you craft?
Do you DIY?
Do you Pin??
Do you love quality crafting supplies?
Do you love a good deal??

If you answered yes to any of these than Stampin’ UP! $99 Customizable Crafters Kit is for you.
Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit that includes $155 in Crafting Supplies YOU PICK to meet your needs.   That's right!  You get $155 in supplies for only $99!!!
Sound too good to be true? It’s NOT!! Keep reading.
Indulge yourself and your DIY/Crafty Passions while  you SAVE $$$!
The $99 Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is for anyone – just a hobby – that’s great, love saving money better yet, need or want to make money that’s an option too.
Regardless of the reason you take advantage of this deal, I support you and encourage you and can’t wait to welcome you.
With the Internet, social media, traditional mail,phone,my travels and more.  I can support you and encourage you no matter where you live.
  • YOU CHOOSE:  Up to $155 in product through May 30, 2013 of products for your kit
    *You may select exclusive sneak peak items available this month to demonstrator only in your kit – contact me for how to do that – stampthis2004@yahoo.com
  • FREE SHIPPING:  The order ships to you FREE, another 10% savings.
  • TOOLS OF THE TRADE:  You’ll receive 8 of the new catalogs as part of your kit.  Share with friends, customers,family.  In addition you have the option to have a website/blog free for two months and have access to our exclusive demonstrator only website and online community.
  • TRY IT OUT :  With our no strings,no obligation program you can give our discounts and benefits a try from the time you purchase your kit until the end of  your first full quarter -joining in May would mean you can give us a risk free try until September 2013!!!
  • EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You’ll receive an everyday 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active and one time new demonstrator discount of 30% if you place an additional order of $150 or more within 45 days of ordering your starter kit.
There’s no risk, no obligation to purchase anything further and no penalty to drop! Just a great deal to take advantage of !!!!  What are you waiting for?  I know I have been waiting for you!

Contact me today with ANY questions you may have!  Always ready to help!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Would you like to be one of the first to get the new 2013-2014 catalog?  Would you like to be one of the first to see and "play" with brand new products?  Do you want to buy one and get one free with no maximum???

If so, then you DO NOT want to miss my new catalog open house!

When:  June 5, 2013
Time:  6:00 pm
Where:  Stamp-Patty's Studio - 6 Champagne Street, Moosup, CT 06354


Use this link to pre-register for the event!

  • There is NO cost to attend!
  • Purchase retired product (cash and carry) with NO limit!  Once you have decided what you will be purchasing, you can select an equal amount of merchandise from the brand new catalog FREE!  All you have to do is pay the tax and shipping on the new merchandise!!
  • Get a FREE copy of the 2013-2014 catalog!

DO NOT MISS this event!  All retiring product is on a first come first served basis!


PS.  If you live too far away and can not physically come to my location, email me with your wish list of items and I will give you priority!!!  If I have it, I can sell it to you and ship it to you!  Contact me today!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bloomin' Bouquet Class

Looking to do something a little different with your Stampin' Up! product??  If so, then this is the class for you!

I have 4 spots left in this class!

Come and create a beautiful piece of home decor for yourself, a family member, or a dear friend!  This class will be guided by me and if you'd like, you can purchase additional kits to create more on your own!

The class will include all of the materials to make the bouquet and tag.  In addition, it will include a class jar/vase; however, it may NOT be exactly as shown in the photo!

Don't delay....there are only 4 seats remaining for this class.  Should we have more people interested, a second class will be scheduled!

 click on the link here to register or RSVP.  YOU MUST REGISTER BY MAY 24, 2013!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Flowers - LI BLOG HOP!!!

Welcome to the Stamp-Patty's blog!  If you came here from Inger de Wild's, blog then you are in the right place!  If you are seeing this post because you are a regular subscriber of my blog -- then you are in for a real treat!  Once a month I participate in a BLOG HOP!  This means you get 16 awesome blogs to look at, comment on, and the chance to win a fabulous prize package!!  If you want to win the package shown below, you must enter via the rafflecopter below it!

Here is my "May Flowers" Project!  I created a 2-page scrapbook layout!  They are 12 x 12.

All of the product that I used on this project will be retired at the end of this month!  If you are interested in ANY of it you need to get your order placed now!


  • Cardstock - River Rock, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
  • Stamps - Build A Blossom
  • Ink - Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
  • Accessories - Lace Border Punch, Fun Flowers Die for the Big Shot!, Dimensionals to give the flowers their height!

 Here is a close up of the stamped border on the left hand page.  I used the Build A Blossom stamp set to create this border.
The flowers were created with the Fun Flowers Big Shot Die and assembled with dimensionals between each layer to create the height.

Below is another view of the flowers so that you can see the dimension!

So now, I bet you are wondering how to enter our little contest, and exactly what prize you will get.  Entry is very simple...just "join" or "follow" my blog using the gadget boxes on the right side of my blog then leave me a comment on this post -- I'd love to hear what you like or don't like about this project, or what you might like to use the flowers on.  You actually need to be on the blog page:  http://www.stamppattys.com  You also need to "Like" my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/stamppattys, then be sure to do the same on ALL of the other blogs in the hop.  We've set up this great Rafflecopter code to help you keep track of all your entries.  As a bonus, if you share this post on your facebook page, tweet about it, and/or pin it to Pinterest, you can get up to 3 additional entries!

So what's the prize?  Crafty Neighbor is offering a $100 discount voucher good towards the next Crafty Neighbor Scrapbooking cruise, sailing from Galveston, Texas aboard the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas December 1, 2013 on a 7-Day cruise of the Caribbean, including ports in Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. The voucher covers all scrapbooking-related fees, including all classes, workshops, make-n-takes, gifts, prizes and give-aways throughout the cruise - a value of $250-$500. Winner must register for the cruise with a full deposit no later than June 15, 2013 to use the voucher. Winner is responsible for the cruise fare, as well as any airfare, hotel stays or incidental expenses (see our website for more details about the cruise http://www.craftyneighbor.com). Winner will also receive a small grab-bag of cruise and beach-themed products including “Ocean Breeze” paper assortment (8 pieces), coordinating cardstock, and an embellishment assortment.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now that you have had a chance to view my "May Flowers" post, hop on over to Linda Fleur's site to see what she has for you! 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Fiji Final Night

All good things must come to an end....at least that is how the saying goes!  I can tell you that saying good bye to the beautiful Fiji Islands and to all my SU! buddies was VERY difficult!

On our final night, SU! treated us to an amazing evening of entertainment and food!  It was held outside on the lawn of the resort and all 400+ of us dined and gathered together!

My pal Dawn G. and me!

One of the natives

Katelyn and Brielle with one of the tiki statues

I took this so you could see the size of the group!

While we were waiting to be served our dinner, we were treated to some native fire dancers and then a group of local children sang so beautifully to us all!  What an incredible evening!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fiji - Helping Others In Need

Because I can not say it any better than the words of Stampin' Up's!  CEO, Shelli Gardner, I have decided to share what she had to say on her website about helping the people of Fiji and making a difference while we were there!

"For us, the highlight was definitely the service project. We planned an optional half-day service project for any demonstrators who wanted to participate, and approximately 200 demonstrators and guests joined us at a Fiji hospital and orphanage, providing valuable work. We went to the hospital and sanded, painted, did yard work, and other general clean-up chores. A smaller group went to the orphanage and folded laundry, read to kids,  and papercrafting (a huge hit!). Loved the opportunity to turn our yearlong “Making a Difference for 25 Years” theme into action!"

I also couldn't resist sharing this awesome picture of the Gardner clan!  Yup! That's right, each and every one of them worked right along side all of us to make the both the hospital and the orphanage a better place!

I LOVE being part of a company that makes such a significant difference in the lives of so many and does so willingly and with such grace and elegance!  Thank you all for being a part of my Stampin' Up! business and giving me the opportunity to inspire all of you to create and share your creativity with others!  I LOVE you all!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Time to Get Dolled Up!

I am excited to introduce the new Dolled-Up Birthday Kit--voted on by SU! demonstrators via our Facebook page. This gorgeous birthday card was created by Chris Gilmore, a manager from Coshocton, Ohio. Congratulations, Chris!
The Dolled-Up Birthday kit includes the following:
  • Dolled-Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
  • Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
  • Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
  • Dress Up die-cuts (6)*
  • Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot (1)
  • Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
  • Sponge Dauber (1)
Get everything you need to make six cards for only $15.95 (item 133913)!**(Does not include the shipping/tax)

Feel free to visit my website and place your order for this FANTASTIC kit!  This is available for a limited time only!!  If you are a regular customer of mine, consider adding this to your order!

To assemble one card, follow the instructions below:
  1. Place the stamp on clear-mount block D or H rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Spot.
  2. Stamp "Happy Birthday" at the bottom of the card front.
  3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
  4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order:
    • Doily
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Dress form
    • Flower
*Created using the Dress Up Framelits Die designed by Karen Burniston
**Adhesive not included

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fiji - Our Own Private Island.....

Hey everyone!

For our next Fijian adventure, we decided to spend the day on our own private island......ok, not really but it sure did seem like it!  We took a high speed catamaran from Denaureau Island to South Sea Island.  South Sea is an uninhabited island with a beach covered in coral, the sand is made up primarily of crushed shells, and there are some lounge chairs, a bar, volleyball net, and some palm covered huts to shade you if you wish!

 Yup!  This is the whole island!  this is the breathtaking view from the catamaran!

In addition, the island offered us a chance to see under the water in a flat bottomed semi-submersible submarine!  Here is a photo of that too!

We were able to snorkel too! I saw some of the most
amazing fish too!  We also got to see a stingray and an octopus!  The scenery was absolutely amazing and probably my favorite day of my Fiji trip!

The starfish there are incredibly large and very blue in color!

I spent the majority of my day lying around staring at the water and my feet of course!

Soon enough I will have to get back to reality...but for now I'm on Fiji time!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Nothing like the South Pacific!

Not much time for writing so I am going to post photos instead!  We have had some amazing adventures here!

We are off to South Sea Island for the day!  Will write again soon!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Zip Fiji.........

 Hello everyone!

Another facinating day in Fiji!  Katelyn and I decided to be adventurous today and went to a Zip Line adventure!

What we didn't realize is that it was a 3-1/2 hour trip there and therefore a 3-1/2 hour trip back!  We were able to run the zip line course twice which was awesome!

In addition to zipping, we got to repel!  That was awesome too!  We learned a new Fijian word today...Winanavoo which means awesome!

We are having a great time and miss all of you!  Stay tuned!