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January 2013 posts

More Amore and Hearts a Flutter

My Valentine of 40 years and I are going to take a long weekend away the first part of February into the city and enjoy some theater, shopping and dining out.  What are your plans for the Valentine holiday?

More Amore Valentine Card paper crafts

More Amore Designer Series Paper and Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set pair up to make a soft and vintage hand made Valentine.  The more I work with this designer paper the more like it.  The vanilla lace trim was done by running Very Vanilla cardstock through the big shot with the Large Scallop Framelit to make the scallop edge.  Then I ran it through again with the Delicate Design Textured Embossing Folder, WOW I love that effect.  


More Amore Valentine Card paper crafts CroppedThe Stitched Satin ribbon is one of my favorites this year and the Primerose Petals coordinates perfectly with the designer paper.  The Champagne Glimmer paper hearts punched with the Small Heart Punch is the final touch.  



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The New Stampin' Trimmer

The other day talking i was chatting with one of my customers and she was telling me how much she loved the new Stampin' Trimmer.  It is a must for stampers as well as scrapbookers.  It is perfect to have on your table while your work.  Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!  


While I don't get to scrapbook as often as I would like to, it is something I enjoy very much. My focus has been more on our Grandchildren the past few years.  Here is our youngest Isaac he is almost walking!  Hard to imagine in a few months he will already be a year old.

Flags a flying 8 x 8

And don't forget about the possibilities with digital!  Our intuitive digital design software MDS2 features Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive artwork, colors, and templates. Be your own digital designer and create an array of photobooks, cards, calendars, slideshows, and more—which you can then print using Stampin’ Up!’s print services, or save to DVD, e-mail, or upload to the Internet.

And don't miss FREE Sale-a-Bration 2013 digital content. oh, yeah! 

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FREE Stamps? Whats is all about?

Every year Stampin' Up! has a Sale-a-bration, the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, exclusive Sale-a-bration Products.  Today's homemade card features several exclusive Sale-a-bration products. Notice the Island Indigo rhinestones?  

Click here to see how I colored them.

Madison Avenue Saleabration stamp set

Quick and Easy Card:

  1. The base for the card Summer Starfruit 4 1/4" x 11" and folded in half, portrait style.  In the early days I use to get so confused by portrait and landscape, do you too?  
  2. The next layer is Sahara Sand 4" x 5 1/4", run through The Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  
  3. Next I punched a strip with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.
  4. Then adhered the paper ribbon strip to the right side of a piece of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper* 2" x 5 1/4" and adhered it to the right side of the Sahara Sand.
  5. Then I adhered the Sarah Sand to the card front with Snail Adhesive.
  6. Next I stamped the vine from the Madison Avenue* stamp set with Summer Starfruit classic ink on a scarp of Whisper White.
  7. Then I ran it through The Big Shot using the Oval Collection Framelits**.
  8. Then I stamped the design from the Madison Avenue stamp set* in Island Indigo Classic Ink on another piece of scrap and cut it out with the smallest Floral Frames Framelits and placed it at the top of the stem with a dimensional.
  9. Stamping the smallest design from Madison Avenue in Tangerine Tango and punching it out with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch and placed in the center of the Island Indigo design with a dimensional and finished it off with the Island Indigo Rhinestone (remember to check out my trick on how to color your pearls and Rhinestones).
  10. Then I took a piece of the absolutely amazing, amazing oh ya I already said that but I can't say it enough this ribbon is one of my all time favs, Sycamore Street Ribbon* (comes in three great colors) along with great buttons to match.
  11. Cut the little butterfly out with the Beautiful Wings embossilit and embellished with two more colored rhinestones. 
  12. Then I stamped the sentiment "Happy Birthday" from the Family Reunion stamp set in Island Indigo and cut out with the Itty Bitty Banners Framelits.

Wow as I typed all that I relized a used a whole lot of stampin stuff for this card.  You can substitute lots of it, but you will for sure want to check out the amazing Sale-a-bration Free products.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

When you spend $50* on Stampin' Up! you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product, of your choice. There's no limit-for every $50* you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward! 

So lets say you have $150* on your wish list, place the order and receive

  • 3 FREE sale-a-bration products Plus
  • a free package of Silver Glimmer paper
  • Plus $25.00 in free product of your choice. 

It's really the best time of year!

Have a party we’ll...

  1. Create pinworthy projects
  2. Consume vast amounts of chocolate
  3. Talk about Downton Abbey
  4. Earn freebies
  5. All of the above

Gather a few friends and they spend $150* you'll receive a FREE package of Silver Glimmer Paper Plus $25.00 in free product of your choice!

During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who purchases a Starter Kit and joins my Stampin’ Up! Community of Definitely Divas and Dudes can choose $156.50 in Stampin' Up! product for only $99. Plus...

  • Your starter kit ships FREE for another savings of $15.65
  • Plus enjoy 20% off everyday for the next 3 months
  • There's no obligation to sell or hold workshops and no penalty if you do not renew, you keep all your goodies

The Sale-A-Bration promotion starts on January 22 and runs through March 22, so don't miss your chance to earn free products!

Email me or Place your order online 24/7 at my online store!

*Sale-a-bration exclusive product
**Spring Catalog Product

Hope you find time to stamp! A challenge alwasy gets me going... the card sample today was inspired by Pals Paper Arts Chelleng PPA151

Paper pals arts challenge PPA151

I have taken busy out of my vocabulary, and while I typically do not make New Years resolution, this year I plan to spend more time doing the things I love and being there for those I love.  That means you my blog readers, customers, friends, demonstrator friends and last but not least family. 

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Earn Free Stamps during Sale-a-brations

It's Sale-A-Bration time again at Stampin' Up! and free product is what it's all about! Starts Tuesday!!!  Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition products they'll enjoy for years to come.

Hand Made Card
Just love the Tangerine Tango Satin ribbon from the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Set, that coordinates with the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper. Love love love the colors in this suite.   The sentiment is from the Feel Goods stamp set from the Spring Catalog.

Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:

When you spend $50 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit--for every $50 you spend, you can select another FREE Sale-A-Bration reward!  To start earning free, exclusive Sale-A-Bration rewards, visit my Online Store now

Spend $150 and get three free Sale-a-brations Products plus...a package of Silver Glimmer paper plus $25.00 in free product of your choice!  (Total value approx. $220.)

All SUPPLIES Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Feel Goods (clear mount 129684) (wood mount 129681)
Paper: Sycamore Designer Series Sale-a-bration exclusive (127540), Island Indigo (122923 ), Tangerine Tango (111349), Summer Starfruit (126839 ), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Classic Island Indgo Stamp Pad (126986)
Other: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381 - Spring Catlaog), Boho Blossom Punch (119858), Designer In-color Brads (122940), Square Latice Textured Embossing Folder (119976)

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Special Hand Made Valentines Card Everything Pearls

Do you have a special friend who loves to read?  Make her a handmade card with a book mark included. 

Valentines Handmade Card

The distressed background is done by running the Core’dinations Real Red through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade folder.  Then I used the sanding block to sand it a bit and reveal the monochromatic inside giving it a distressed look. 


Valentines Hand made Card

By attaching the strip of Pool Party Designer Paper on each side and embellishing with Red Glimmer hearts, I could slide my little book mark in and out. This little book mark will attach easily to any page of your friends favorite book.


Leadership 2013 063Stampin' Up! swept me off my feet ...

Patsy Waggoner, Fare Share 2013

...when they asked me to be one of the presenters for the Leadership Conference kicking off the 25th Anniversary of Stampin' Up! in Orlando, Florida.


Stampinup semi trailor funderful
One of the big highlights at the conference, was the service project—staff and demonstrators joined forces to stuff 2,000 bags full of fun Stampin’ Up! products that were delivered to the district office in this cool truck and will be sent to kindergarten through third-grade teachers throughout the Orlando area.  Isn't this the coolest truck ever?

Read more about the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference 2013 on Shelli's Blog

Stamp Set: Hearts a Flutter (Wood 131098) (Clear 131097), You Are Loved (Wood 123777) (Clear 123779)
Paper: Core’dinations Real Red (129320), Pool Party (122924), Pink Pirouette (100459), Glimmer Paper Red (121790), In-Colors 2011-2013 Designer Series Paper Stacks (122384), More Amore Specialty (129309)
Ink: Classic Real Red (126949)
Other: Hearts a Flutter Framelits (130159), Lacy Brocade Folder (127819), Two Tags Bigz Die (115954), Small Heart Punch (117193), Jewels Pearls (119247)


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Week 1 Wax Paper Emboss Resist Technique How To

Stamping Technique embossing folder wax paper resist
Create a interesting background for your hand stamped card using an Embossing Folder and Wax Paper. 

  1. Take a piece of wax paper 4 ½”  x 5 ¾” and emboss it with your favorite embossing folder.
  2. For Card front take a piece of Glossy Cardstock 4” x 5 ¼”  shinny side up, and place the embossed wax paper on top.
  3. Cover the glossy paper with typing paper to protect your iron from wax. 
  4. With your iron setting on “cotton” no steam Iron the paper.
  5. Remove the wax paper you can throw it away as you are not able to use it again.
  6. Then apply ink to the glossy paper with a brayer or sponge in a circular motion until you have the desired look you want. 

Papercrafts ribbonThis Stunning ribbon comes in three colors in the Spring Catalog, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist


STAMP SETS: Serene Silhouettes Clear-Mount Stamp Set 127324, Wood-Mount Stamp Set 127332

PAPER: Marina Mist 119682, Glossy White 102599, Whisper White 100730

INK: Stampin' Write Marina Mist 119679, Old Olive 100079

OTHER: Dimensionals , 3/8" Stripped Organdy Ribbon 129221 (Spring Catalog)

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My Paper Pumpkin Monthly Subscription!

My Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up!Once upon a time there was a girl who needed a creative escape.  

She didn't have time to create,
she didn't know what to create,
she didn't want to buy a lot of stuff.  

Luckily, today was different something arrived at her doorstep...

Click here to find out what!

Give Paper Pumpkin a try - just visit and when it asks about a demonstrator (if you do not have a local demonstrator) I would love to have you select me Patsy Waggoner.


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Stampin' Up! Leadership 2013 Starts Today

Today is the start of the Stampin' Up! Leadership, while typically you have to have the title of Sr. Supervisor or above, in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Stampin' Up! it was opened up to any active Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I am extra excited, Stampin' Up! asked me to be one of the presenters again this year. I will be sharing how coaching my downline has made a difference. I have an awesome downline both near and far and love working with them. 

See how to join my community of stampers and get 20% off every order. 

Leadership 2013 003
This is the hand stamped card I made to swap with other stampers at Leadership.  He the cutest little Whale!  It is a swapping frenzy when we all get together.  Some of you may be asking what is a card swap? - it is where you make a particular number of the same card and exchange them with other demonstrators so you come home with lots of fun cards to display or send.  Example... you go with 50 of the same card and come home with 50 different cards.  While I typically only swap around 100 cards, some demonstrators will swap 500 plus. 

Stamp Set: Whale! Clear-Mount Stamp Set 129132, Wood-Mount Stamp Set 129129
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: Classic Basic Gray, Marina Mist
Other:  Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 127022, Happy Whale Clearlits Die 129403, Large Scallop Edgelits Die 127019


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Bundle Up! Stamp Sets and Big Shot Framelits

Hearts a Flutter Valentine Card Pennant
While I don't need to Bundle up her in Florida this week, you will for sure want to bundle up some of the stamp sets featured in the Spring Catalog.  The Hearts a Flutter Stamp set along with the Framelits is a perfect pair and your heart might flutter as you create some amazing hand stamped cards to send to your friends this Valentines.  Handmade is always the best - Tom Celebrates his 60th Birthday yesterday and our youngest granddaughter made him a hand painted picture for his birthday - it truly is a treasure.

Hearts a Flutter Valentine Card


STAMP SETS: Hearts a Flutter Bundle (clear mount 131097) (wood mount 131098) Bundle Includes Hearts a Flutter Stamp set and Framelits, Delightful Dozen (clear mount 122652) (wood mount 122650)

PAPER: More Amore Designer Series Paper 129309, Very Vanilla , Primrose Petals

INK: Classic Primrose Petals

OTHER: Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 125601, Linen Thread 104199


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Scrapbooking Birthday Memories

Scrapbooking Birthday 8 x 8 two page spread
Today is my dearest hubby's 60th Birthday! Wow how did that happen so quickly.  We really do need to cherish each and ever day.  While I would love to share with you some scrapbooking pages of his Birthday Celebration our granddaughters are much cuter.  And don't forget to check out today's Digital Downloads for all you digital scrapbooking.  Haven't tried Digital Scrapbooking or card designing, then be sure and download the free 30 day trial of MDS2. 

This is a video slide show of the the calendar I made for my dear Mother in law for Christmas using MDS2.  It is a template so all I had to do is add the pictures, send to the printer and you can even have it shipped to the person it is for. Digital Scrapbooking can be really fun give it a try. 

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