Friday, July 25, 2014

Stampin' Up! Bloom with Hope using Blendabilities Markers

I've been on vacation this week and was able to travel to a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator meeting over in Swanton Vermont, a 2 hour drive for me.

Barb was nice enough to host a light luncheon including a homemade quiche, a tour of her home on Lake Champlain and some business talk around the table while we stamped up some projects! What a nice day with friends!


Hostess stamp set Bloom with Hope

I made this card during our visit using the Scallop Tag Punch and stamped a floral image from the Bloom with Hope with my new favorite black ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Our new Blendabilities Markers make for really quick coloring your stamped images. In sets of three shades, Light Medium and Dark that match our card stock and accessory colors it's a win win for only $11.95! 


A little sponging, and spritzing with the Stamp N Write Marker and my Spritzer Tool, a few embellishments and this card was done in a snap! Notice too, the Bitty Banner Framelit used to crop my Thank You sentiment, is on Sale during this week's Weekly Deals which will end Monday evening. 


Weekly Deals link Here


Designer Series Paper on sale! Buy 3 get 1 Free through the entire month of July! Don't miss out on fresh new prints found in your Annual Catalog! 

I look forward to offering Creative Classes again starting in September. If you're new to Classes in the Studio, send me a note with your contact information and you'll be sure to be notified of class dates and details! Email me at pwilley21@gmail.com for more information!

Have a great weekend Stampers!
Patti

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Preppy Alligator Stampin' Up! See ya Later

Free stamp set from the 2014 Sale a Bration  See Ya Later has been saved in my craft room for this very occasion, making Levi's first card while away at Basic Training.


"retired" 2014 SAB See ya Later 

At the time I made sure to make selections from the Sale a Bration brochure to make this card complete with the "alligator skin" embossing folder, no really it's the Decorative Dots EF which made the Annual Catty that's nice. As well as the Banner Punch. I thought I would share a little red white & blue support on my cards for Levi and this came out overall a little on the Preppy side rather than the Patriotic I think. I'm hoping he'll like it just fine!


Not quite Izod Lacoste but close enough! Levi prefers the Under Armor look himself. But I grew up with this trendy little embroidery on my Polo shirts throughout High School. Ah that was 1980-1984 for you who were born much later and don't know "the rest of the story"! By the way, the trendy both collars up underneath your cable knit sweater... Well the rebel in me wore it with one side up, and the other down. Ha! A new trend was begun.


Back to Levi's card. Here we are with a simple greeting inside, more patriotic a single little star included in the set Banner Blast stamp set, another SAB (sale a bration) item inked in Real Red. Now if only he would call and give me an address and let me know how he is! Just one call since he arrived Ft. Leonard Wood and nothing since then. Humph, going to be a long 10 weeks. You know exactly what I'll be doing to keep busy!

Enjoy your stamps and make a card for someone today!
Thanks for stopping by,
Patti


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies, ya again!

Ok who doesn't buy a new stamp set and leave it on their desk to play with over and over before labeling your name on the back and tucking it in the drawer with the rest of the collection?


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I'm not so sure I can put this little stamp set away! Oh my goodness too fun to ink these fellas up! Here we are with a more mature "Toddles" Birthday Card, in Rich Razzleberry,  Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Twisted Tangelo & Baked Brown Sugar. Doesn't Stampin' Up! have the yummiest color collection?

The possibilities are endless, and I kid you not..you won't go wrong nor can you make a bad card with this adorable set!

Hope you're having a great week~Hugs
Patti

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Stampin' Up! Zoo Babies

I recently decided to update my Baby stamp set to one more versatile. As you well know babies don't stay babies for long! They turn into toddlers, have their 1st. Birthday, their 2nd, 3rd. and 4th until one day you turn around and they're already 18!

Mike & I said Goodbye to our 18 year old early yesterday morning as he's off to attend 30 weeks of Military Police training for the Vermont Army National Guard. Michael's been reminiscing through old photos in his Dropbox, (yeah, we don't have one photo album!) enjoying the mementos and showing me how many times I've painted the living room over and wondering why we had such little furniture. way back then!


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It's not too late to start organizing my Photo Album for Levi's first 18 years. I think I'll tuck this inside with a little note about the day he was born, and the day we had to say goodbye so he could grow up into a Man. We're more than proud, and thankful for his wise choices throughout his entire life. We can't wait to see him blossom in his career as a civil servant!


It doesn't come any cuter than this stamp set! Like I said, how versatile is this one set for expectant Mother's for the new baby and Baby's first achievements. Ink them in popular pastels or primary color pallets for miles and miles of projects. Sweet for Baby and sweeter still for your memory keeping. 

Thank you to those who've been supportive on my personal Facebook page. You're all so kind! Levi's the one with the hard work ahead of him, we'll be here being supportive parents and you know I'll be sending handmade cards with love. Thank you for dropping by today!

Have a blessed day Stampers!
Patti & Mike 


Monday, July 21, 2014

Creative Classes & Events Start in September!

Stampers watch your mail for upcoming Classes & Events at the Stamping Studio starting in September!




Demonstrators around the world are all a-buzz reviewing your Holiday Catalog due to go live August 28th. Full of new Holiday stamps, papers and new tools we've come to love from Stampin' Up!

There's something in this next catalog for everyone, from a trendy look to your Holiday card making and decorating, to the Nordic and traditional, vintage and even the silly!

Something you'll appreciate too, Bundled Savings of 15% on matching stamp sets and punches, dies or Framelits. Thank You Stampin' Up! for providing product suites that match!

I'll also be offering a Throwback Thursday Class and would love to send you more details in the upcoming weeks by mail. If you're not a regular to Patti's Stamping Studio send me a note you would like more information about classes and I'll keep you in the loop! Email me at pwilley21@gmail.com so we can "get this party started"!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Stampin' Up! Beauty of the Season

I shared a sneak peek of some wip (work in progress) on my Instagram account the other day as I was inking my new Beauty of the Season holiday stamp set! If you have a smart phone consider Instagram as one of your better Social Media sites and  follow Patti's Stamping Studio!


Above is the IG Sneak Peek, wip we call it, (work in progress) You'll notice I've first stamped this gorgeous Cardinal on my work space blotter paper, here is where I play around with all of my Framelits for size and shape. 

I selected one of the Labels Collections Framelit, and inked this stamp in Memento Ink onto Very Vanilla card stock and cropped it out before blending.


With a closer look you can see I've blended with new Blendabilities Cherry Cobbler Markers. Using just the light and medium marker I quickly colored the bird, and used the Color Lifter to highlight the wing. Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities (light shade) was used on the beak and feet. Again, the color lifter used here also to fade away the shade for a more distressed look.

Since I don't own all the marker families I used my pencils on the branch, and blended with a stump and baby oil. Something my Pen Pal Maria and I do quite often! My paper snips were dragged along the edge of this die cut for a rough look and the spatter comes from my Chocolate Chip Stamp n Write Marker and my Spritzer Tool. Such a fun technique and one can get carried away!


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And there he sits on the Mantle in my Studio. Made especially for Michael, he just loves cardinals and will be taking it to his desk at work to enjoy throughout the day. How sweet! I hope you'll consider this handsome set and add him to your stamp collection. Carry over Holiday stamps and dies from last year are available Here.

You can expect a 2014 Holiday Catalog late August, a little later than last year to give us more time to enjoy the Annual Catalog. I think that's good timing but I'm honestly on pins and needles waiting for it myself! 

Have a great day Stampers!
Patti

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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