Happy Scenes a great Stampin' Up! stamp set for many occasions

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here today!

One of the sets I'm in love with from the Holiday Catalog is called Happy Scenes and it's awesome for Christmas, Halloween and more!  Here's a card I received at Founder's Circle by Susan Adams, a Utah Demonstrator. 

I love this card so much! The way Susan used the Leaflet framelit and have the scene show through is brilliant I think.

Happy Scenes Fall

The Hardwood background stamp set is perfect with the theme of the card  and it just adds to the autumn feel of the card.

Happy Scenes close up

In this close up you can see how softly this is colored and the popped up frame gives the card dimension.

Here's another card using the Leaflet Framelits in a more traditional way.  This card uses the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set and the images are cut out with the dies.  Isn't it beautiful?


Here is an awesome idea on how to use the Leaflets Framelits Die as a stencil.  First place the stencil on the paper and using a dauber sponge ink into the shape.  Remove the stencil and stamp the matching image on top with a darker image.  You are left with a layered ink look!

Leaflets Framelits

And...lastly...if you are feeling really adventurous how about this amazing autumn wreath made with the Vintage Leaves sets and the Leaflet Framelits?!

Vintage leaves wreath

The Happy Scenes stamp set is one of our Border Buddy stamp sets for October.  If you placed an Online order on Patsy's site in September you will receive a Free 8 page PDF Tutorial with images and instructions on how to make  4 cards using the Happy Scenes and 4 cards using  the Vintage Stamp Set.   If you placed an order of $50 or more from Patsy (in the US)  you will also receive 4 handmade cards in the mail from this month's class.   

Read about Patsy's Border Buddy Class and Free Cards here!

Read about Alison's Border Buddy Class and Free Cards here

I hope you've enjoyed this week's projects!



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Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Nothing gets me more excited than to create a scrapbook with Project Life.  If you have never scrap booked before you will be amazed at how easy this is.  You can simply slip the cards in the pockets or embellish till your hearts content.  Seasoned scrapbookers will enjoy the speed of scrapbooking without jeopardizing the quality or design.

Gift Bow Bigs Die Bow Builder Punch www.stampstodiefor.com

I am going to share with you my photo album I made using some left over elements from Project LifeĀ® by Stampin' Up! Little Moments that I used for our First Grandson's Scrapbook.  I used the little brag book I received from Susan that I shared with you a few weeks ago.

Project Life by Stampin Up

On the inside cover I just place a photo of the cute bow and tag that came on the gift so I could remember it forever.


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No baby book is complete with out the Date, Time, Weight and Length.  I just filled in the blanks and slipped in the page.


Project Life by Stampin Up 2

On this page I just journal-ed his name, embellished with a heart that I had punched out from one of the cards and slid it into the pocket.


Project Life by Stampin Up 5

I added a little stampin on this page.  I stamped the little onesie from the "Something for Baby"  in So Saffron and then stamped the little heart in Pumpkin Pie.  No fussy cutting for this stamp set,  I just simply cut it out with the coordinating Baby's First Framelits Dies   and my Big Shot.


Project Life by Stampin Up 6

On this page I just added a few embellishments that I cut out of some of the other cards in the kit and added them to the 4" x 6" cards with dimensionals and slid them in the pockets.


Project Life by Stampin Up Sisters

For these pages I added a little Journaling and some wooden embellishments from the accessory pack.   Liam has two sisters that are very excited to have a little brother.


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This one I just added some decorative corners.  L to R: Me & (the star of this book) Liam, Grandpa, our Son Paul (Liam's Uncle),  his wife Maria (Liam's Aunt).


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Let's not forget the proud father Eugene - with a house full of girls he is very excited to have another "guy" around. 


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These pictures say it all so I just added a little title.


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Here are his sister's on their first day of school which was the same day he came home from the hospital.  The picture on the right is our Beautiful Daughter Danielle excited to take the new little package home.


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It was fun to share some of my family excitement with you this month. 

I created this little brag book in under an hour with the Project LifeĀ® by Stampin' Up! Little Moments.  It is a kit from last year but there are lots of fun new kits ready to help you make a memorable scrapbook about your family fun and events.

Click here to view all the Project Life by Stampin' Up products.

I can't wait to start on his 12 x 12 scrapbook.

Making Memories on page at a time!

New Blog Design and Look!

I have been blogging since 2007.  In the beginning I played around more on the backside of my blog then creating posts and sharing ideas.  I would occasionally post a card or a fun Stampin' Up! event I was attending but that was the extent of it.   I spent countless hours figuring out how the blog worked - how it was made up and all the techy stuff that most demonstrators hate.

It wasn't until the fall of 2012 when I was asked to serve on the Advisory Board with Mary Fish, that I kicked it in gear.  Her sharing and encouragement meant a lot to me and  because of that I started doing videos, posting on a regular basis and my online business took off.

Blogsbypatsy Logo-Simple

Mary and I have also attended several Master Weekend's hosted by Lisa Pretto.  It was on one of those weekends that I confessed my true passion of blog set ups.  I had done several for my downline and other demo friends and the adrenaline just flows from start to finish.  And so www.blogsbypatsy.com was born.


Summer Banner-001

My original banner was created with My Digital Studio (MDS) a digital software that Stampin' Up! previously sold.   Diane Noble was a member of my Stampin' Up! team when MDS came out and she was also an amazing digital designer and illustrator.  Because her business was in direct competition with MDS she had to make the hard choice to drop her demonstratorship as Stampin' Up! had a non-compete clause. Even though we had never meet in person we remained friends. 

When I decided to start my blog set up business I knew I would need a designer to create custom banners and buttons and she immediately popped into my head.  So for almost 2 years we have been creating and setting up blogs on Typepad and Blogger for Demonstrators across the country.  

Since we no longer sell MDS I decided it was time to have Diane create my own brand.  

A tree has always been my Icon and has a very sentimental meaning for me.  

Click here to find out why the tree is so important to me.  You might want a tissue.

Thanks Diane, I LOVE my new look!

Want to start a blog?  

Have a blog you would like a makeover for?

We would be happy to help you create a fun place for you to share what you love!

Just Contact Me to get started. 

Diva & Dude Stamp and Share

Stampin up team meeting gifts

This last Saturday we had our quarterly Stamp and Share.  Demonstrators who live close enough join me for a fun day of sharing and stamping.  I also have Prize Patrol and awards for quarterly achievements.  This month I used the August Paper Pumpkin kit for some of my prize boxes and embellishments. 

We share stamping ideas as well as business ideas and have a Shoebox swap which is everyone's favorite part I am sure.  Have you heard of a Shoebox Swap?  It is were everyone brings the supplies (ink, stamps,  pre-cut paper and embellishments) to make a particular number of 1 card.    Then everyone takes turn making each others cards.  So if you come with 10 pre-cut cards you go home with 10 different cards all ready to send.

There were lots of awesome card ideas and I hope to share a few with you throughout the coming months.  Here are the three I wanted to share today.

Sleigh Ride Edgelits Die #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

This card was provided by Diva Michelle Lembcke - I absolutely LOVE the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies.  I love how she took the Spider Web Doilies and flipped it over to the back side to create a snowflake.

Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

No stamping on this card just punches and dies, isn't it so stinkin' cute!  This card was brought by Diva Deb Klaphake.  She used the Jolly from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Die set.

Embellished Ornaments & Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

This card was provided by Diva Julie Rutter.  She used the Woodland Textured Embossing folder to create a great back drop for this card.   And the ornament is cut with the Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die.  The greeting is from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set.  I featured both of these in Saturday's post. 

We have so much fun stamping together.  While every Diva 0r Dude isn't able to attend we are able to share the stamped samples and answer any questions they might have on our Facebook Group.

Thanks again for stopping by and I look forward to sharing some more swaps with you later this month.  Have a great week!

Trim the tree, packages and so much more with Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set & Dies

Hello Stampers is Border Buddies Saturday

Patsy here today and I am going to share with you why every stamper needs a Big Shot!

  Embellished Ornaments Big Shot Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die

You can use the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine to easily cut shapes with an assortment of dies and add texture to you projects with embossing folders.  Almost every card or project I make includes something I have done on my Big Shot.  Monday I was sharing with you about my friend Rose who turns 92 this month... she still is stamping and using her Big Shot (or as she would call it "Her Big Boy" she bought not to many years ago.  

As Rose has gotten older she has found that she can still make cards easily with her Big Shot.  This year her Christmas card are going to be Gold Foil paper embossed with the Big Shot and a simple greeting.  She makes and sends out about 80 cards isn't that inspiring.

Click here to read an older post with a picture of the two of us.


Embellished Ornaments Big Shot Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die 2

And if you have a Big Shot, the Embellished Ornaments Stamp Set along with it's coordinating thinlits will live up to it's name.  You will be able to embellish cards, gift tags, packages and more.  If you don't have an ornament stamp set  and maybe even if you do you will want this bundle.

Don't forget you can save 15% when you purchase them in a the bundle #139667.

Click here to see all the bundles available. 


Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die Big Shot Stampin Up

I love the intricate detail of these dies along with sold dies to create the background. 


Embellished Ornaments Big Shot Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die 2

Or Stamp the detail and cut out with the outline die.


Embellished Ornaments Big Shot Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die 2

This set is worth the two greetings alone... "Thinking of you at Christmas"


Embellished Ornaments Big Shot Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die 2

  and... "with loving wishes for a bright & beautiful season". 

Do you have a Big Shot?  If not now is the time to let your family now this is on your Christmas Wish List.  Someone just posted on Facebook the other day only 99 sleeps till Christmas.  

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