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December 2011 posts

November Top Ten

One of my favorite things is coming up with special cards to hand stamp and send out to the Top Ten Demonstrators in my downline.  I like to make them a bit more over the top kind of card.  Sometimes we underestimate the power in a hand stamped card.  Many of my downline comment on how much they enjoy receiving a hand stamped card and often times some of very surprised that they have achieved being a Top Ten Diva.  Here is the card I sent out to the November Top Ten Definitely Diva Stampers.

DSC08838 Frame
Front of Card


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Inside of Card

STAMP SET: Tea Shoppe (Occasions Mini 2012 starts January 4)

PAPER: Cool Party and Very Vanilla Card stock, Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (Holiday Mini, only a few more days left to order this great paper!)

COLORS: Soft Suede, Cool Party, More Mustard

ACCESSORIES: Extra Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Stampin' Up! exclusive Embossing Folders Finial Press & Perfect Polka Dots, White Bakers Twine

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Clean and Simple

I have always said I am a clean and simple stamper.  I like my cards to be quick to make, simple but looked like a fussed.  We all live busy lives and I like to share that stamping does not have to be time consuming (even though it consumes us, LOL, after all I quit my real job so I could stamp all day and get paid for it.  So here is my Clean and Simple card for the week.

DSC00387I can not wait to share all the great products in the upcoming Occasions Mini 2012 and Sale-a-brations catalog. Card made with all Stampin' Up! products

Stamp Set: Happiest Birthday (from Apothecary Art) Ribbon Tag (Take it to Heart) Occasions Mini
Card stock: Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Stampin' Up! Classic Inks: Lucky Limeade and Early Espresso
Accessories: Everyday Enchantment Brads, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer, 3/8" Ruffled Pool Party Ribbon

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Occasions Mini Spot Lights


It was so fun to stamp the image with the Apothecary Art stamp set and then easily cut it out with the new  Framelits "Labels" die.  You simply place the die over your stamped image and run it through the Big Shot and it is perfectly cut. The paper is Attic Boutique Designer Paper and the ruffle ribbon is Blushing Bride Pleated Satin Ribbon.  These amazing products will be available starting January 4th in the Occasions Mini. 

Stamp Set: Apothecary Art
Ink: Stampin' Up! Classic Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Naturals White, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Framelits "Labels" and Jewels Pearls

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Technostamper Challenge TTSC203

What did you do on your Sunday off?  I stamped, yes I know that is my work too, but today I stamped just for fun!  Nothing gets me going on being creative more than a challenge.  If you are wanting to stamp something and have it be mostly your own creation give it a try! 


TSSC203I used several stamp sets for this card, the flower is from Fresh Vintage and the Sentiment is from Apothecary Art and the ribbon label from Take it to Heart, these rubber stamps will be available Jan. 4 when the customer sales period for the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog begins.  I'll be sharing sneak peeks from the mini (and also peeks from Sale-A-Bration which starts Jan. 24) on my Patstamps blog throughout December. 

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Stamping Fun with New Occasions Mini & Sale-a-bration 2012

DSC00381-2Love the colors (Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Soft Suede) in the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper that will be available January 26 during Sale-a-brations!  The stamped image is from our Fresh Vintage Stamp Set and the interesting cut bottom was done with our new Edgelits and Folder "Adorning Accents" from the Occasions Mini 2012 that will be released January 4.  Check back tomorrow for another sample using the some great soon to be released new products.

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Diva Day

Diva Day is a special event for Stampin' Up! demonstrators on my team who have achieved certain challenges.  I always look forward to making it a special evening for their hard work and commitment as a demonstrator.   Here are some highlight photo's of our evening. 

Table Setting

Table Setting


Place card

Napkin Ring

Dinner was served we couldn't fit all around table so several were set. Left to right: Joanna Middendorf, Deb Krusemark, Julie Rutter and Mary Beers.


Left to right Lindsay Matharler, Alaysa Schmidt, Joanna Middendorf, Michelle Lembcke (standing), Kris Sanders, Deb Krsuesmark and Barb Voss.   Make and Takes - We made 6 different projects all using new products from the upcoming Occasions Mini (you will be able to order from January 4th) and the Sale-abration Catalog. Everyone had a great time and loved all the projects.  Check back in a few days to see the projects we made. 

Left to right: Traci Finseth, Christine Schmidt, Michelle Lembcke and Julie Rutter

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December Card Class

Masculine cards are always so hard to come up with.  I know it is because my favorite stamp sets are flowers and most of my cards are bright colors with ribbons and don't forget the rhinestone bling.  Several times a year I like to offer masculine card classes since most of my customers have a hard time thinking of cards for their men too!  Here are the cards we made at my monthly card class in December.

Card Class 12-20111
Click here to view other card class projects

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