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Stamping Border Buddies Saturday & Christmas Blessings

Wonderful Blessing Single Holiday StampHello Stampers it is Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy here.  It has been a blessing working with Alison on a weekly post and I love being able to share with so many more stampers.  

This week I am going to share with you a tent card I made using one of our Single Holiday Stamps.  Stampin' Up! has so many great things to offer and sometimes when they come out mid year and are not featured in the catalog, they go missing in action.  When I saw the Wonderful Blessings stamp,  I just knew I had to have it, after all it is really what the meaning Christmas is all about.  It also reminds me of a small plastic nativity set I had has a child in the 60's.

60's Nativity Set Platic
I had totally forgotten about the nativity set until I saw this stamp set and then a flood of memories came back.  While this is not my nativity set I went on line and googled "60's plastic nativity set"  and the exact one like mine came up.  Did any of you have a set like this?  I hope this Holiday Season is filled with wonderful memories for you and the blessings of Christmas!Single Stamps Holiday

Only a few more days of great slashed prices...
on some of the Single Holiday Stamps!

Live in the US you can place your order online 24/7 here with Border Buddy Patsy

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Patsy Waggoner

Stamp Set:Wonderful Blessing 134779
Paper: Whipser White  100730 - 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"  & 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" folded in half, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack 132183 2 1/4" x 5 1/4",  Smoky Slate 4 1/4" 5 1/2"
Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad 126986
Big Shot Items: Magnetic Platform 130658, Circles Collection Framelits 130911, Deco Labels Collection Framelits Dies 130102
Other: Regals Candy Dots 130932, Silver 1/8" Ribbon 132137, Snail Adhesive 104332, Stampin' Dimensionals 104430, Mini Glue Dots 103683


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Get Ready for Cyber Monday Sale

Cyber MondayThe Holiday Sale has been going so great Stampin' Up! decided to add a few more items for only 24 hours on Monday, December 2!

Vist my Holiday Sale section of my online store to see what they are!  I don't even know yet so I will be making a mad dash Monday  to see what Stampin' Up! as put up. My wish list is getting so long!


So much to be Thankful for and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends.  Our day was filled with great food, some board games, card games and even a Terry Redlin jig saw puzzle. 

Debbie Horton Flower ShopAnother thing I am very thankful for is stamping friends hand stamped cards in the mail.  I received this beautiful card from fellow demonstrator Debbie Horton with a wonderful note from her.  Yes life and Stampin' Up! are full of blessings.  I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the Thanksgiving weekend.   Are any of your reading my post today or are you all out Black Friday Shopping?

Patsy Waggoner


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Week 39 Technique How to Glitter Window

Glitter Window

Chalk Talk with it’s matching Framelits seemed like the perfect set to use to demonstrate the Glitter Window Card.   You really can’t capture in a photo how amazing the glitter effect are on this card.   Our dazzling diamonds is like no other glitter you can buy.  Some of my customers comment that they have purchased fine glitter in the store but it isn’t as glittery as ours.  I tell them that ours isn’t called Dazzling Diamonds for nothing that it is diamond powder and sometimes they actually believe me and I have to tell them “Just Kidding!”  You couldn’t buy real diamond dust for that price.

 I hope you enjoy the video today showing you how to make this fun card!


Remember if you liked today's video to please share it with your friends on pinterest, facebook etc. by clicking on the little icons below!  I want to thank so  many of you for letting your friends know about my blog and Technique How To Videos.


Week 39 Glitter Window close up

Week 39 Glitter Window Free Tutorial Page

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Patsy Waggoner


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Floral Framelits and More Weekly Deals!

Daydream Medallions Stamp SetLots of chit chat on TV today about all the black friday deals, you don't have to wait till Friday for a good deal with Stampn' Up!  Every Tuesday a new Weekly Deal is posted at my online store be sure and check it out!  Today's sample is made with a few of the items from this week's deals.  And I love that now I can make a card and shape or size cause I can make a coordinating envelope to go with it with our Envelope Punch Board.

  • Cardbase is Cherry Cobbler (4 1/4" x 8 1/2")
  • Matt is Crumb Cake (3 3/4" x 3 3/4") Embossed with Folder
  • Daydream Medallion is stamped in Garden Green on Garden Green and cut out with the Floral Frame Framelits.**
  • Sentiment is stamped from Christmas Messages is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and cut out with the Circles Framelits
  • Sparkling pager is Champagne Glitter Paper
  • Topped off with a bow made from Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon**

**Weekly Deal Item


I know you might be really busy tomorrow with family, but be sure and stop by tomorrow for a quick Technique How To Video featuring Glitter Windows.  Everyone having the typical Thanksgiving Dinner? 

Patsy Waggoner


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Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!


Hello Stampers,

It's Saturday!  So that means another Border Buddy share from Patsy & Alison. 

I wanted to wish my American friends all the very best for a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday (don't kill yourselves on that Black Friday madness thing you all do! LOL) and what better way than to share some of my favourite swaps I received with a "thankful" or "Thanksgiving" theme.  I know I'm a few days early but I wanted you to have some time to make these amazing cards before the big day!


DSC_9581 By Mo Dickie (my sister in Toronto)

Mo used the "bark" from the Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit (#133463).

This kit has lots of cool little elements including the fabulous White Stampin' Chalk Marker ((#132133) but I LOVE this birch paper ribbon so much that I think it's worth buying the kit just to get some! Just looking at it reminds me of growing up in the east - we don't see many birch trees here on the west coast.

Don't you love how Mo stamped the wood slice on the bark paper (which has texture by the way - looks like real birch strips from the tree)?





The stamps are from Truly Grateful (#131730 for wood and #131733 for clear mount).  These elements can be used for so many themes especially the wood chevron images!






By Glenda Travelstead

I LOVE the little safety pin from our  Vintage Trinkets (#118764) with the punched out heart - so adorable!








Unfortunately I can't give the artist credit because there is no name on the back but the little touches on this card are amazing.

The layering of the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (#132140) with the 5/8" Crochet Victoria Trim Ribbon adds texture and dimension.  She also used two tiny pearls on the tag and made a cute "reinforcement" for her tag.  Love this!






By Kristyne Brandt

Kris' card is so gorgous in person that this picture can't do it justice but hopefully you can see some of the elements that make it a WOW!  First there is the  1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (#132140) again but Kris has layered a piece of the 3/4" Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon on top.  She has stamped and cut out two of the Magnificent Maple images (#131868) and popped up the "Thanks" image from Harvest of Thanks (#131736 wood, #131739 clear mount).  There is also the Gorgeous Grunge stamps (#130514 wood, #130517 clear mount) and Positively Chevron Background stamp (#130496 wood, #130499 clear mount) on the card front.  The finishing touch is the button tied with the Linen Thread (#104199).






By Colleen Vassos

I love this card - so simple and so elegant.  This could be used for Thanksgiving but it's a perfect "Thank You" card on it's own.

It uses the single Magnificent Maple stamp (#131868) which has been embossed with Tangerine Tango EP (#123106).  The layering and dimension are executed perfectly on this card.



Remember the big Holiday Sale continues through to December 2nd - make sure to snap up the awesome savings - right from your own home in your pajamas!  Just click on the links to our stores below:

If you live in Canada order from Alison!

If you live in the US order from Patsy!

Happy Stamping,

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Week 38, Create Custom Colored Ink Pads With Baby Wipes & Reinkers

Creating Custom Colored Ink Pads With Baby Wipes & Reinkers gives interest and personality to your card.  You choose the colors add a few drops and let the baby wipes do their thing.  I have been out of town this past week and when I was thinking what I would share with you this week for our Technique How To, without being able to record a new video - I realized I had not shared Reinkers and Baby Wipes.  I will give you all a chuckle as you watch and oldie but a goodie!  While the stamp set is retired the technique is the same and I created a new card with current products today to share. 


Why no new video today and Why am I Late? 

We have spent the last 3 days at Rochester, Minnesota at the world famous Mayo Clinc and Hospitals.  It isn't our first visit there this year while our dear sister in law LaVone has been going through treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).  She was airlifted there a the end of April just a few days before we left on the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip to Fiji. We were amazed and grateful that they were able to get her through those first weeks so she could start to recieve treatments.  

Less than a month ago we were celebrating the fact that her brother was a match for a stem cell transplant (there was only a 25% chance), everyone started to make plans for friends and family to take turns being with her.  She would need someone there with her for the 100+ day stay at the transplant house.  Unfortuanately life doesn't always go as we plan and Tuesday we were told that she will not be able to recieve the transplant her counts are to high and the chemo is not working.  

They have been given many choices over the past 7 months but none as grim as this weeks.  


  1. To go home and do nothing 
  2. Set up some chemo treatments back home to buy some time.

It was a very quiet day as we drove around the river valley area just to escape the hospital.  What does one say and very little seems to matter when you are faced with these issues.

LaVone and I share the love of Stamping and we even did some of that to pass the time away at the hosptial.  Stamping has gotten me, my family & friends through many tough times in the past years.  Stamping is more than cardmaking it represents love, caring, sharing and giving.  Think of someone you know who could use some of your love and caring through a hand stamped card this week and send it off to them.

Touch the life of someone with a hand stamped card. 

festive Flurry and baby wipes and reinkers

 Week 38 Reinkers and Baby Wipes Custom Ink Pad Free Tutorial

Patsy Waggoner

P.S. Say an extra little prayer for all those who have loved ones batteling cancer.

Card designe inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #113

FMS Final 113-001


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Don't Miss Wednesday's Holiday Sale Door Busters

Stampin Up Marker 30% offOMG you do not want to miss getting the entire set of Stampin' Up! Markers at 30% off.

I dreamed of owning a set of these after attending my frist Stampin' Up! workshop.  I was so excited when my Mom gave them to me for Christmas over 15 years ago.  

There are so many ways to use the markers.

Be sure and check out the other doorbuster items that are on sale for only one day. 

I am sure you will find so many other things on the list!  And remember if you order totals $150 or more you can receive  $25 in free Stampin' Up! product.  But np order is too small.

What to do next?

1. Print out the Holiday Sale Flyer
2. Download Wish List
3. Pour up your favorite cup of ....
4. Sit down and do some Holiday Shopping just for you at my Online Store.

I am excited to see what is on your list and do share with us what you won't want to miss. 


 Up to 50% off many items from November 20 to December 2
Click here to download your flyer today.

Patsy Waggoner



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Hand Stamped Festive Flurry Hot Chocolate Pouch

Looking for some fun ideas for the holiday to say I appreciate you?  Today's Border Buddy Hot Chocolate Pouch Idea was share last year with me by Dawn Olchefske.  Put on with your deposit at the bank drive through for your bank teller.  Have a few in your purse ready to hand out when you run into someone you would like to say thank you to. 


Hand Stamped Hot Chocolate Pouch Card
Is hot chocolate as popular in Canada as in Minnesota?  How about other parts of the U.S.?  You could also tuck in a package of instant Chicken Noodle Soup and take to a friend who has a winter cold.  No matter what you decide to put in them, when you give them to someone it will be a simple gesture to let them know they are important in your life.  When was the last time someone gave you a little something that warmed your heart. Click the comment link and share with us a simple gesture that someone did for you that you have not forgotten.


Hand Stamped Gift Ideas 2I hand stamped them and used Smoky Slate as the card base also.  I had a hard time deciding if I liked the Coastal Cabana or the Smokey Slate better.  Which is your fav?  These are just   fun paper crafting gift idea for you and the holidays. The best part of snowflakes is in MN we can use them almost 9 months of the year LOL.

Hot Chocolate Pouch Download Hot Chocolate Directions


Festive Flurry Wood-Mount Bundle      133284
Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle          133285

Festive Flurry Wood-Mount Stamp Set + Festive Flurry Framelits Dies = 15% savings for you!

 Ink Pads
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad              131179
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad        131175

Stampin’ Pads come in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, grouped in collections to make choosing coordinating colors simple. Exclusively designed stamp pad lids fold under to make inking large images like background stamps easy.

Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock         131297
Smoky Slate 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock         131202
Silver Glimmer Paper 12 x 12         124005
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack         132183
Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock         100730

Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels         129324
Silver 1/8" Ribbon         132137  (Beautiful silver trim to accent cards, gifts, scrapbook pages, and more. 10 yards.)

Patsy Waggoner


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Week 37 Faux Cloisonné Stamping Technique How To Video

Faux Cloisonné  Technique How To Series
Sorry this is a bit slow in getting up today.  It must have been something in the air, because my husband came home yesterday and said all the computers are 3M were down until afternoon.  And yesterday morning when I went in to add a few things to the video my software kept getting an error message.  I had a workshop in the afternoon so the video was put on hold.  Long story short... it is still no working...our son who lives near by (in fact next door) has the same software on his computer so I got his and finished it up this morning. 

So without further a do this weeks Technique is Faux Cloisonné, say that more than a few times.  You will get a chuckle as you hear me trying to pronounce it in the video.  Back when I started Stampin' Up! 15 years ago glossy pages in a magazine where standard, today it is a different story and more difficult to find the real glossy.  You will never look at another magazine the same again, as you flip through the pages you will say, "that looks like a good page to do Cloisonné with, oh this one is better". 


If you have tried some of the stamping techniques from the Technique How To Series, I would LOVE to see them.  Just email me and I will invite you to the Technique How To Series Board on my Pinterest and you can upload your samples there to share.

Faux Cloiosonne close up

Download Week 37 Faux Cloisonné Tutorial Page

Download Supplies and Measurements Week 37 Faux Cloisonné


Patsy Waggoner


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Festive Flurry Ornament Kit & Online Ordering Bonus!

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit Stampin Up
Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with Stampin' Up!'s Festive Flurry Ornament Kit!  These would make great present toppers, embellish a card, or create a wintery garland to trim your tree! 

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewells (40)
Product name:
Item #:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $14.95

These are only available while supplies last

Watch the video below for instructions on making these ornaments.


Start your wish list today  Download Wish List

Online Order Bonus... place an online order before Friday, November  22, 2013 and receive the following Thank you bonus from me.

  • Place a $30 order and receive 2 hand stamped cards free (value $6.00)
  • Place a $40 order and receive 4 hand stamped cards free (value $12.00)
  • Place a $50 order and recieve 6 Hand stamped cards free (value $18.00)
  • Anyone who place an online order by Friday, 11/22/2013 will have their name put into a drawing to win 25 hand stamped cards (value $75.00)

Don't miss this great offer place your order today the ornaments will go fast so don't miss out! 

Patsy Waggoner


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