Leadership Conference 2010

Eggcellent Eggs kit cards

I have more samples to share with you from my demo at Leadership earlier this month.

Aside from decorating eggs with the Eggcellent Eggs kit, I also made some cards with it... here are a couple samples:

Egg kit card 2

The decorative strips (olive, pink, saffron), flowers and rhinestones are all from the Eggcellent Eggs kit (item #117179 in the Occasions Mini catalog). 

Egg kit card 3

Other supplies I used:

  • Eggcoutrements stamp set (#115164, Occasions mini, pg 22)
  • "Kisses" notes, (#118779, Occasions mini pg 19)
  • Pretty in Pink Epoxy Brads, (#117271, Occasions mini, pg 13)
  • Scallop Trim Border punch, FREE in Sale a Bration catalog
  • Scallop Envelope die & Big Shot, (#113462, pg 198)
  • Ribbon: Pretty in Pink & Old Olive, pg 27 Occasions mini, and Pretty in Pink striped ribbon, pg 182
  • Sending Love specialty DSP (#117153, pg 13 Occasions mini)
  • Shades of Spring DSP (#117160, pg 25 Occasions mini)

Hope you are having a most excellet day !

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Big Shot Purse

I was sooooooooo blessed to receive this AWESOME gift at Leadership earlier this month!!  My dear friend, Lisa Lange from IL brought me this purse!!  I used it to hold my swaps.. it was PERFECT!

Lisa purse 1

What is soooooooo cool about these purses is that each square is DIE CUT with our SCALLOP SQUARE die and the BIG SHOT!!!   For those who quilt and/or sew, you know this makes for a really easy project!!! 

If you are like me and haven't brought out your sewing machine since Jr. High Home Ec class in 1972, Lisa has volunteered to make these purses!!  You can contact Lisa at this email:  heyylis@aol.com for all the ordering details.

Here is another fabric purse Lisa made:

Lisa purse 2

and here is the matching flower she made to go with it:

Lisa flower 1

If you want to know how to make the flowers and are local to me in the San Francisco Bay Area, please join me in my class on March 16 or March 17 !! Space still available!  Must RSVP and prepay.

Contact Lisa for more purse information:  heyylis@aol.com 

Have a GREAT DAY !!!

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FREE Stamp sets & photos from Leadership ...

I never really finished sharing photos and news from the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference I attended earlier this month.... so I have more fun photos to share with you .,..

Don't you LOVE all the free stamp sets I got that week!!?? WOWZA!

Free sets

It was so much fun shopping at MEMENTO MALL .... this is where we can purchase Stampin' Up! Exclusive merchandise... wow.. tooooooooooooooo fun!

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The flip flops have "Stampin' Up!" imprinted in the soles, so when you walk in the sand you will be "stamping" Stampin' Up! all over!!  Can't wait to wear these in the Caribbean on the upcoming SU! cruise!

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Do you think we bought enough stuff? I won't tell you how many times we went back for more that week..



And since I DID do a little too much shopping in Memento Mall..... ummmm.........


 Have a GREAT day!

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Patty's Leadership 2010 swaps

I really enjoyed swapping with my fellow demonstrators at our Stampin' Up! Leaderhip Conference last week.. here are the cards I made to swap:

Leadership 2010 swap 1

SUPPLIES TO ORDER for 4"x4" Card Above:

  • Real Red 12x12 Cardstock, #106545, $7.50 (makes 80, 4x4 cards)
  • Pretty in Pink 12x12 cardstock, #106546, $7.50
  • Sending Love Specialty DSP paper, #117153, (mini catalog), $11.95
  • Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, #117289, (mini catalog), $8.95
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch,  FREE in SAB catalog
  • Extra Large Fancy Flower punch, #118073, (mini catalog) $15.95
  • 1-3/8" circle punch, #104401, $15.95
  • Well Scripted stamp set, #117072, (mini catalog), $19.95 or $14.95
  • polka dot paper circle is punched out of excess material in the Love Bots kit
  • Rose Red ink pad, #101778, $5.95
  • Stampin' Dimensionals, #104430, $3.95 (best bargain on the planet!)

Leadership 2010 swap 2

SUPPLIES TO ORDER for 3"x6" Card Above:

  • Chocolate Chip 12x12 Cardstock, #107102, $7.50 (makes 80, 3x6 cards)
  • Melon Mambo cardstock, #115320, $5.50
  • Sweet Pea DSP paper, #117161, (mini catalog), $24.95
  • Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, #117287, (mini catalog), $8.95
  • Lots of Tags Sizzlet Die (Big Shot), #114508, $21.95
  • Sweet Pea Stitched Felt pieces, #117266, (mini catalog), $7.95
  • Well Scripted stamp set, #117072, (mini catalog), $19.95 or $14.95
  • Sponge Daubers, #102892, $10.95 
  • Melon Mambo ink pad, #115656, $5.95
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad, #100908, $5.95
  • Glue Dots, #103683, $4.95

Leadership 2010 swap 3 

SUPPLIES TO ORDER for 3"x6" Card Above:

  • So Saffron 12x12 Cardstock, #107088, $7.50 (makes 80, 3x6 cards)
  • Sweet Pea DSP paper, #117161, (mini catalog), $24.95
  • So Saffron Striped Ribbon, #113699, $7.95
  • Lots of Tags Sizzlet Die (Big Shot), #114508, $21.95
  • Thank You Kindly stamp set, #111700, $13.95 or FREE with a $50 order 
  • Fine Flourish single stamp, #115709, (mini catalog), $9.95
  • Sponge Daubers, #102892, $10.95 
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad, #100908, $5.95
  • So Saffron ink pad, #105213, $5.95
  • Button Latte selection, #114333, $7.95

CLICK HERE to shop for any of the items above... and remember.. you earn FREE ITEMS with each $50 in purchases!!

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Love Bots Valentine samples - part 3

I've posted a few samples from the Love Bots Valentine's kits the last few days.. here are some "altered" samples..... using the kit in other ways than making a box. 

I had a great time demonstrating these at our Stampin' UP! Leadership Conference last week. I hope you have enjoyed seeing my ideas!! Thank you for all of your kind comments both last week in person and here on my blog! You are all GREAT !

Below:  3x3 and 3x4 cards:
3 valentines

Below.. this card uses the DARLING new"Extra Large Fancy Flower" punch.. I LOVE this punch! (pg 11 in the Occasions Mini catalog, item 118073, $15.95).
Valentine flower punch

The Love Bots Valentine's kits can be found on pg 17 in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

  • Love Bots - Boy (pack of 30) #118081, $9.95
  • Love Bots - Girl (pack fo 30) #118080, $9.95
  • CLICK HERE to order (click Shop Now)

Valentine scrap page

This scrapbook page was made using My Digital Studio, and adding cut outs and punch outs from the Lots of Bots Valentine kits.  This is a photo of my darling son and I from about 9 or 10 years ago, and the lovely flowers he and my husband gave me for Valentine's Day that year.

More Love Bots samples HEREand HERE.

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Love Bots Valentine samples - part 2

How about 2 more ideas for the Love Bots Valentine's kits... if you don't want to give out Candy at Valentine's day... here are  2 alternatives to using the kits with something else.

The Love Bots Valentine's kits can be found on pg 17 in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

  • Love Bots - Boy (pack of 30) #118081, $9.95
  • Love Bots - Girl (pack fo 30) #118080, $9.95
  • CLICK HERE to order (click Shop Now)

To make the variation below, poke 4 holes in the bottom of the box and slip pencils in !  :)  I punched holes with my Crop A Dile then made them a little bigger by pushing my Paper Piercer through the hole.

Valentine pencils

Valentine pencil open

If you use the front flap of the box to make a card, you will be left with a strip of lovely patterned cardstock... you can wrap that around pencils, pixie sticks, lip gloss, etc. !! :)  Dollar stores are great places to get pencils and other treats inexpensively.

Valentine pencil wraps

Think beyond Valentine's day for these kits... baby showers, Easter, birthday party favors.... but get 'em now.... these kits are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

More Love Bots ideas:  CLICK HERE

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Love Bots Valentines samples - part 1

At our Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference last week I was also asked to demo the new Love Bots Valentine's kits..  they are so cute.. have you seen them on page 17 of the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog

You can buy a pack of 30 "boy" Valentines or 30 "girl" valentines.. they are very fun!! 

THe Love Bots Valentine kits make these cute little boxes ready to fill with a treat.. but stay tuned this week as I show you some other creative ways to use these fun treats. :)

Valentine boxes 2

this is what they look like when you get them:

Lovebot kits

The Stampin' Up! small Cello Bags fit perfectly inside.

Valentine boxes

It's fun to use our new edge punches to decorate the edge of the box (above), or ad brads, ribbon or other embellishments.

Below... these are fun to use in other ways,.. if you cut off the front flap you can make them into cards or other treats.  This one was added to the new "HUGS" die cut note and then placed in the new Glassine Envelopes!!  (pg 19 of the Holiday Mini Catalog).

Valentine glassine

Glassine The Hugs and Kisses notes and Glassine envelopes (used above) are a part of my NEW PRODUCT SAMPLER OFFER - the Hugs and Kisses notes and the Glassine bags and envelopes are really fun to work with!! 


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Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference 2010 Manager's Reception

One of the highlights of the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference is the gathering of demonstrators with the title of Manager and above... this is our Manager's Reception.  This year we rode on a bus to a rodeo - I don't know where we were because BELIEVE IT OR NOT I was TALKING with friends the whole way on the bus, so I have no idea where we went.. :)  Talk about fun... chatting with new friends and top blogger friends Linda Heller and Angie Juda!!  Whoohoo!  ANYWAY...  we went to a Rodeo and enjoyed music, snacks, drinks, visiting, and then the rodeo...  and THEN .. wow, a WONDERFUL dinner!!

Here are some highlight photos from the evening...

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2 rodeo 1

Below:  that is Shelli's husband, Sterling, in the center of the photo with the Stampin' Up! flag! :)

2 rodeo 2

2 rodeo roping

L to R: Stella, my fabulous roommate, me and my new fun friend Mandy

2 rodeo watchin

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2 mgr dinner table

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2 mgr dinner group

2 mgr dinner stella pb mandy

Check back tomorrow.. I'm going to show you more of my projects from my demonstration.. then I have more fun pix to show you all week!!  :)

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Advisory Board Activities - Leadership 2010

Stampin' Up! treated past and present Advisory Board members to a very VERY lovely breakfast on Thursday of Leadership Conference ... here are a few photos of this lovely event..

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My breakfast doesn't normally look quite like this.....  what a lovely treat! Can you believe that breakfast even came with dessert!?  (Crepes) !! :)

2 ab bkfst dessert

2 ab bkfst fruit

2 ab bkfst flowers

We recived a lovely gift pouch with a free stamp set!

2 ab bkfst gift

2 ab bkfst free set 

One of my very best friends, Jan Wakeland:

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And these are some of the gals I served on the Advisory Board with last year.. we had a lovely lunch together on Friday. Anna-Marie.. we MISSED YOU!

3 ab lunch 
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Fabulous FREE Stuff from Stampin' Up! - Leadership 2010

As you know, I've been in Phoenix at the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference for a few days.. we've had a blast... so many great infornative classes, fabulous Stamping ideas, visiting with friends, GREAT food, FREE STUFF!! :) and much much more!! 

I'll be sharing many, many photos with you over the next week or so... here we go....

Starting with Check In Day (Wed.), can you believe how FABULOUSLY CUTE our free tote bags are this year!?  OH MY GOSH... the BEST bag ever!!!

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Speaking of bags.. can you believe how adorable these bags from memento mall are!?  I've got several of them to give away at my next Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting, and to send to 4 lucky members of my long distance downline!!

1 mm bags 

If you have been following my blog, you know that I was a presenter here at Leadership.. I had a booth to demo the 3 new kits in the Occasions Mini catalog:  the Eggcellent Eggs kit, the Recipes by Design kit and the Lots of Bots robots valentine's kit.. here I am at my booth throughout the day and evening,,..

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My FABULOUS roommate, Stella, helped me carry all my supplies to the Convention Center and set up my display boards.. .

1 stella me booth
Everyone was so kind to stop by and share kind comments and take photos.. I had to take a photo of this fabulously fun group.. :)  Thank you to EVERYONE who said hello, stopped me with a kind comment and for all the lovely cards, gifts, and all the hugs!

1 booth photos of me

 On the last day of Leadership, we got 2 fabulous free gifts..  we got a new stamp set that will be in an upcoming catalog and is part of Shelli's Signature collection, and we got a quilt square made with the Stampin' Up! 5 point Star Big Shot die!!!  This is to encourage us to bring samples of textile arts made with Stampin' UP! Big Shot dies to all our events... more about that later... you can view my fabric flower pin HERE - made with the Stampin' Up! Flower Folds die.

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3 free set

3 steph cin me quilt sq 

Above, Steph, Cindee and me, Below: Tami & Cheryl:

3 tami cheryl quilt squares
Well, that's a lot of fun and a lot of free stuff...  I'll share more tomorrow.. stay tuned!

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Patty's Leadership Samples - part 3

Here is another one of my favorite projects from my presentation at Leadership this week... the new Milk Carton Die (pg 23 in the Occasions mini catalog) all dressed up with accessories from the EGGCELLENT EGGS kit (pg 23 in the Occasions mini catalog) and one of our new epoxy brads!

Egg kit milk carton
Here is another fun way to use the Milk Carton Die - place 2 of them inside an altered Fancy Favor box die - thanks to Jan Wakeland for this fun idea!

Egg kit 2 cartons in box

It's decorated with the flowers and swirls from the EGGCELLENT EGGS kit.

Here is how you alter the Fancy Favor Box die:

Fancy favor pattern 

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Patty's Leadership Samples - part 2

I just love all the little decorative strips and flowers that come with the EGGCELLENT EGGS KIT in the Occasions Mini Catalog.... they are fun to add to cards!!

Egg kit 3x3 cards 2

This was my favorite... I embossed the background with the new Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (pg 35 Occasions mini catalog) and then lightly sponged blue ink to highlight the raised dots and simulate sky.  I added our new YUMMY pink corduroy buttons for flower centers... the GRASS is one of the decorative printed strips in the EGGCELLENT EGGS kit.  The flowers and leaves come in the kit also,... I drew the stems.
Egg kit 3x3 1
Egg kit 3x3 2

The EGGCELLENT EGGS kit also comes with adhesive backed rhinestones... I added a strip on this card and to the center of the flower, too.
Egg kit 3x3 3

Can you see the Rub-Ons on the card above and below?  The kit also comes with RUB-ONs... this kit is such a GREAT VALUE for only $9.95!!!

Egg kit 3x3 4

Here are samples of the egg kit flowers and decorative strips that come in the kit:

Egg kit flowers

Egg kit strips


Stay tuned all week for more samples!

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Patty's Leadership Samples - part 1

I am VERY excited about demonstrating several new products at our Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference this week!

The kits from the OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG that I will be demonstrating are:

  • EGGCELLENT EGGS, pg 23, item 117179
  • LOVE BOTS, pg 17, item 118081 & 118080
  • RECIPES BY DESIGN, pg 8, item 116772

Here are a couple projects that I made with the EGGCELLENT EGGS kit supplies...as you can see, I've found several ways to use the kit that don't even involve eggs!  :)

Egg kit birdhouses

The die cut flowers and the printed decorative strips come in the Eggcellent eggs kit. The bird and branch are from the new Bird Punch (pg 10 Occasions mini catalog).

Here are samples of the egg kit flowers and strips that come in the kit.. you can also view them in the Occasions Mini, pg 23):

Egg kit flowers Egg kit strips

Thanks to Jan Wakeland for this idea.. punch a hole in your Milk Carton die to create a darling birdhouse!  The "roof" is a 2"x4" piece of cardstock, layered with the decorative strips.

Birdhouse pattern

The EGGCELLENT EGGS kit also comes with adorable Rub-ons... i used them here on our cello bags and our new GLASSINE Bag (pg 19).

Egg kit 2 bags rubons
Egg kit 2 bags

 Stay tuned each day this week for more samples!  I've got dozens to share with you !

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