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December 2012 posts

Happy Valentines "You are Loved"

Valentines is just around the corner and it is time to start to plan how you are going to show those you love how much they mean to you!   A perfect way is to stamp them a hand made card using the "You are Loved" stamp set.  It is a beautiful set that can be used for many occasions, Valentines, weddings, anniversary's, friendship, birthday and thinking of you are just a few. 

What is your favorite Valentine memory?  Everyone who shares briefly in the comment section will have their name put into a drawing for a free set of 3 cards & envelopes hand stamped by me, made with the "You are Loved" stamp set.

You are Loved Stamp Set Valentines
I love the scallop detailing using the Large Scallop Edgelit & the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions  Embossing Folder which you run through the Big Shot.  The 3/8" Taffeta ribbons are my favorite for card making, they tie so easily and lay flatter for mailing. You get two great designs when you purchase the Delicate Designs. shown below.  The designer paper is the "Tea for Two" which is featured in the Spring Catalog. 

Stop back on January 3 to download your copy FREE. 

Also if you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already and would like to receive free hard copy just contact me! and I will be happy to mail one out to you.


My online store features an amazing selection of paper crafting supplies, would love to have you stop by for a visit!

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set: You are Loved (clear mount) (wood mount)

Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Tea for Two Designer Paper (Spring Catalog)

Ink: Classic Basic Gray

Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Jewels Pearls, Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Top Note Die, Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelits



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Snow Flurry Die Only a few days left

Only 2 days left to get your Snow Flurry Dieand many other things that in the Stampin' Up! Winter CatalogI will be so very sad to see these snow flakes go. Hopefully it may come around again you just never know. But you may not want to take that chance it is too awesome to pass up!  I have featured the snow flake in these 8 x 8 winter scrapbook pages, along with some other samples to show you how much this snowflake shines!

January 8 x 8

There are three snowflakes on the die, one the left is the Largest snowflake along with the middle size snow flake.  On the right is the middle size one along with the smallest one.

Snow Much Fun Stamp Set Window Card with Snow Fllurry Die
Medium and Small Flake
Snow Much Fun & Snow Flurry Die
Medium and Small Flake
Snow Much Fun & Snow Flurry Die
Medium and Small Falkes
Stampin up snow flurry
Large, Medium and Small Flakes

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Handmade Christmas Tags

I always love to make Christmas special with pretty paper and coordinating tags.  This year with the grandchildren I thought it would be fun to do some bright and fun colors (Tempting Teal, Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Real Red and Silver Glimmer Paper).  

Christmas Tags
I used the Peakaboo Frames Bigz L die to create some adorable tags.  This variety of five little window die frames lets you create your own cute little tags in a cinch!  Last year this die was featured in the Holiday Mini Catalog to use with the 25 and Counting Stamp Set and the 1" Square Punch to create a amazing advent Calendar. These frames will also make great projects for Valentines, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and every Holiday in between and it is never to early to start Christmas projects for next year.  If you do not already have the Peakaboo die get yours today

Advent Calendar Peakaboo Die
Advent Calendar featured in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog 2011



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Hand Stamped Tea Shoppe Card in a Flash

Recently when reading an article  Living a Life of Joy written by one of my favorite writers Martha Beck, I found that not only will sending hand stamped cards bring joy to family and friends, but it will also bring more joy into your life just by creating them.  From the article...

"It is simple, two little words: Make something.
You see, creative work causes us to secrete dopamine, a hormone that can make us feel absorbed and fulfilled without feeling manic. Research indicates that we're most creative when we're happy and relaxed, and conversely, that we can steer our brains into this state by undertaking a creative task."

Tea Shoppe Tri Card
This card was inspired by amazing stamper and demonstrator friend Connie Stewart.  She has an awesome video on her you tube channel called Simply Simple Flash Cards.  You will enjoy watching her and I think you will be inspired to run to your stamps and see how many different cards you can make using this technique.  

SUPPLIES (all supplies are products of Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Set: Tea Shoppe
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla 
Classic Inks: Marina Mist, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral
Accessories: 4 petal flower from the Punch Pack , Jewels Rhinestones, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder



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Hand Stamped Card with Tea Shoppe Stamp Set

Tea Shoppe Stampin' Up! stamp set
While many are out returning gift  and shopping for those after Christmas deals the days after Christmas, I decided to sit down with a cup of tea to reflect and relax after all the hustle and bustle.  A great time to do some stamping for pleasure.  While stamping is my job it is still my favorite hobby in my spare time.  

Tea Shoppe stampinup stamp set
When I was young my Mom had a beautiful collection of tea cups.  She would often use them when her friends came over.  After she passed from ovarian cancer I kept a few of the special cups in her memory. 

While attending Founders Circle in 2011 when I entered the room on our first evening her presence was all over the room.  Grace and beauty filled the room and each table was decorated with an assortment of tea cups filled with roses.  I was so overwhelmed with the presence of my Mom along with the amazing honor of having achieved being a Demonstrator of the Year, I had to leave the room for a few minutes while I composed myself.  

Once I returned to my spot I was overjoyed to see my tea cup was Very Vanilla and Marina Mist, my mother's favorite color was blue and I cherish that cup today.

Stamps: Tea Shoppe 
Paper: Pink Piroutte, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral 
Accessories: Elegant Bouquet, Stripes & Delicate Designs Texture Embossing Folder, Curly Label Designs Punch 

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My Digital Christmas Card with MDS2

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so this year rather than a Christmas letter I decided to make a card with MDS2 full of pictures.  Since the deadline to order and have them arrive before Christmas was upon me I just choose to use a template already in the software and just pop my pictures in.  They arrived yesterday and I am really pleased with how they turned out.

MDS 2 Digital Christmas Card

MDS2 Digital Christmas Card - 1

It's a cute little tri-fold card with pictures on front and back.

You can try MDS2 FREE for 30 days and see if you like it.  

MDS2 Free 30 day trial

Every Tuesday new elements to use with MDS2 come out.  

Here are this weeks MDS2 digital downloads.






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Hand Stamped Card with Hearts a Flutter

Today's hand stamped creation is inspired by Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO272).  I need to catch up on lots of card stamping this week - this card will arrive in the mailboxes of the Definitely Diva Top Ten stampers soon.   The hearts are from the Hearts a Flutter Stampin' Up!™ stamp set that will be available January 3 in the new Spring Catalog.  The hearts were easy peasy to cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits that coordinates with the stamp set.  I added some texture with the Fancy Fan and tied it all up with the 1/8" taffeta real red ribbon and very vanilla 1/2" seam binding.




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Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog Sneak Peak

Hearts a Flutter
Stampin' Up!™ Spring Catalog Sneak Peak!  I embossed Core’dinations Card Stock Primerose Petals with the Chevron Texture Embossing Folder and then sanded it a bit.  The designer paper is from the More Amore Designer Series Paper.  One of the things I am so excited about are the Oval Framelits, sometimes only an oval will do.  The Red Glimmer Heart is cut out with Hearts a Flutter Framelits. 

It is the perfect time to start thinking about those Valentine cards - if you didn't find time to send out Christmas cards maybe you should consider sending Valentines to everyone you love! 

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator it is so exciting to be able to preorder upcoming catalog items before they are released.  I look forward to stamping some hand stamped cards over Christmas with all my new amazing products.

Clearance Rack Stampinup online store
If you love our Clearance Rack, today you’re going to love it more!  And if you’ve never shopped the Clearance Rack before, now is the time to check it out! We’ve added over 300 new items to the Clearance Rack with discounts up to 80 percent off retail—but only while supplies last.

So head on over to my Online Store and see what we’ve got waiting for you—you’ll find all kinds of embellishments, like buttons, ribbons, and brads—as well as Designer Series Paper, cardstock, stamp pads, punches, and dies.

And for the first time ever, we’re offering stamp sets—both wood- and clear-mount—with discounts up to 40 percent!


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Clearance Rack Blitz Items up to 80% off


Take it to Heart Stamp Set
This hand stamped easel card is a favorite and stands out above the rest.  I believe I originally received this card in a card swap and duplicated for a class last winter.  The stamp set in this card is not in the currant catalog BUT can be ordered at a great savings on the clearance rack at my online store

Take it to Heart Stamp Set 2

Take it to Heart in Wood    or    Take it to Heart in Clear

This five-piece stamp set's nostalgiac images will capture your heart and give you so many creative options--for Valentine's Day, weddings, anniversaries and more! Coordinates with our Hearts Collection Framelits Dies and the Full Heart Punch that are featured in our currant Stampin' Up! catalog.

Stampinup starter kit free ink pads
Only 2 days left!  Stampin' Up! starter kit = $125 in Stampin' Up! product of YOUR choice for only $99. plus free shipping!  Plus you get a FREE set of 10 new foam ink pads of your choice in Brights, Regals or Subtles (Value $49.95). That is a total of $205.67 for only $99.  OFFER ENDS Sunday (12/16/2012)

What are you waiting for?  It's a NO-Risk kit that is full of fun, discounts, and benefits!

When you purchase the kit you join my amazing community of Definitely Diva Stampers.  We have a great online Facebook community, password protected blog just for Diva's.  Monthly stamping tips and challenges.  We are an amazing group of people who love to stamp and share with each other.

My wish list never ends and I am sure yours doesn’t either. 

Join The Definitely Diva Now, select the items on your wish list and within minutes  you will be part of the Divas.  

Want more information feel free to contact me Patsy Waggoner.


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Beautiful Butterflies Hand Stamped Card

Birthday Card with Beautiful Butterflies
While snow and frost can be very pretty, I do miss the colorful flowers of spring.   So this brings some of my favorite bright bold colors into your life today (Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Cameo Coral).


It features butterflies cut with  the Beautiful Butterflies Embosslits. The texture on the white base of the card is the Fancy Fan Texture Embossing Folder adds the perfect touch. 


Jewel Pearls, Brights Glimmer Brads
No card seems quite complete with out a touch of Designer Paper and I chose the International Bazaar to coordinate with the butterflies.  The embellishments that I choose to add the finishing touches are the Brights Glimmer Brads and the Jewel Pearls

Inspiration for this card came from the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge CAS196. 


Stampinup Starter Kit & Free Ink Pads Only a few more days to add a free set of the new foam pads
to your stamping collection. 


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