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Balloon Bouquet Punch and Blossom Bunch Punch

Nothing is like getting a Birthday present from another stamper.  Sue my friend since birth (who also introduced me to Stampin' Up!) took me out to lunch and presented me with this amazing gift bag and card.

Balloon Celebration stamp set and  Birthday Bouquet Paper Gift Bag #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

The bag and card really would be present enough however it was filled with some very fun things. 

Grateful Bunch Punch Norwex Cloth #stampinup #norwex www.stampstodiefor.com

A new Norwex Microfiber Cleaning Cloth and the Blossom Bunch Punch.  I have been having a blast creating cards with this punch and the coordinating Grateful Bunch Stamp Set.

I love Norwex Products and if you have never tried them before they really are amazing.  I can hook you up with Sue if you would like some more information on their great products.

Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

Today is the LAST DAY to order the balloon patterned paper that is part of the 140557 Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and it is only while supplies last so hopefully it is not all gone and you can get yourself a package! 

The script and polka dot paper is part of the 138432 2015-2017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack  and the Balloon Bouquet Punch both made it into the New Stampin' Up! Catalog which you can start to order from tomorrow at 3 AM Mountain Time.

I am looking forward to an exciting new catalog year and thanks for stopping by I appreciate more than words can express!

 

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Remembering those who Served

As a small child trips to the cemetery where a frequent event.  We lived less than a half a mile as the crow flies and family members as far back as my paternal Great-Great Grandfather was buried there in 1881. 

I went most often with my Grandmother (my father's mother).  Looking back I realized that when I was small her grief at the lost of my Grandfather was still fresh.  She was only 53 years old when he passed.  We would dig up the ground around his grave and plant Marigolds as they can serve the heat and sunshine.  Then we would make the trek across the meadow and water them a couple times a week.

Kitana & Hayley

Last night I took our too oldest granddaughters to the Cemetery to deliver the final pot of flowers.  I still live just across the way from the cemetery., however the meadow is now filled with homes and so the road to the Cemetery is a bit longer. 

My House
I often tease I haven't gotten far from home, we built a home next to were I grew up about 15 years ago.  Our Son and his family, live just next door in the house I grew up in.  It is also the house my father was born and raised in.  Five generations have lived in this house. 

Carol and Gene Mullen
I was fortunate to have two amazing parents, there were partners in life and were great examples of how to live and give back.  My father has been gone 10 1/2 years now and my Mom 5 1/2. 

My father served in the Korean War leaving just shortly after my mom and him were married.  I often thought when I was first married how it would have been to have Tom gone for over a year, not knowing if he would return alive. 

I not only honor the men who served and those serving today but their wives and family the sacrifice is great.

Kim Jolley

Today's was shared by Kim Jolley on a Facebook group I am on.  I absolutely love this card and while she made it to celebrate the 4th of July, the flag motif is perfect for today. 

The stripes were made using the new Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Thinlits 141497 is from the New 2016-2017 Stampin' Up1 Catalog and will be available this Wednesday June 1.

The Swirly Scribbles Thinlits have a great coordinating Stamp Set called Swirly Birds 141749 and don’t forget if you bundle the two you save 10% Swirly Birds Bundle 142353

Real Red, Whisper White and Night of Navy colors the flag.

If you made it this far thanks for letting me share some memories from the past.  Who are you remembering this Memorial day?  CLICK HERE to share

 

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New Affectionately Yours Designer Paper and Bear Hugs

Hello Stampers,

It's Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy here and I am so stinkin' excited I can hardly wait to put in my huge order Wednesday when the new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog goes live.

One of the first things on my list is the Designer Series Papers.  Having the patterned paper makes creating so much fun. 

Click here to see how you can get it all for only $28.60.

Bear Hugs Stamp Set & Framelits, Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, Floral Affection Embossing Folder #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 2
Today's card features a couple of new products...

  • The Affectionately Yours Designer Paper 141632
  • The Floral Affections Embossing Folder 141713

They are both part of the Affectionately Yours Suite in the new catalog and you will want to add them to your paper crafting supplies. 

You are going to LOVE this suite of products!

Bear Hugs Stamp Set & Framelits, Affectionately Yours Designer Paper, Floral Affection Embossing Folder #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. The Watermelon Wonder Cardstock (138334) Card Base is 4 1/4" x 11
  2. I embossed the lower edge with half of the Floral Affection Embossing Folder (141713)
  3. I stamped Happy Birthday (from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set 140675) in Early Espresso Classic Ink (126974) on the 2 3/4" X 4" Whisper White Cardstock (100730) and Matted it with a piece of 3" x 4 1/4" Early Espresso(119686) and adhered it to the front of the card just above the embossing.
  4. I stamped the bear in Early Espresso Classic Ink on Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953) and cut it out with the Coordinating Bear Hugs Framelits (140275) and attached him with Dimensionals just above the Happy Birthday.
  5. I stamped the little skirt and bow on the Affectionately Yours Designer Series Paper (141632) and cut them out with the coordinating framelits and finished the card off by applying them with glue dots.

Don't forget that the Bear Hugs Bundle where you can save 15% on the Stamp Set and Framelits ends Tuesday! 

  • Bear Hugs Bundle Wood-Mount 140822 $48.25
  • Bear Hugs Bundle Clear-Mount 140823 $41.50

And don't forget you can have a 6 x 6 piece of the new Designer Papers by being a part of my Stampin' Up! Paper Sampler Share CLICK HERE for details. Spots Limited to respond early!

Live in Canada Click Here to view what Alison Paper Share.

Want Stamps?

 

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You Can Have it All, See How
(96 new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers)

Paper Sampler

The new 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog will be out in less than 5 Days!

  • Do you love patterned paper as much as me?
  • Would you enjoy having every pattern at your finger tips?
  • Would love to have it all?

To have all the new Designer Papers would cost over $200...

But you can have 96 pieces of 6 x 6 for only $26.80 plus $6.80 Priority Shipping (includes insurance and tracking).

Here is how it works. 

  • When 8 of you sign up for a paper sampler, I order one of every New Designer Paper (Click Here to view List and Coordinating Colors)
  • It is Shipped to me.
  • Then I cut it all up 8 ways
  • Sort it out
  • And this year I am placing them in a great little clear storage box.
  • I will mail them out Priority Mail
  • You will have a 6 x 6 piece of each of the New papers for creating amazing projects.    

How to Order:

  • I will send a confirmation email and a PayPal invoice.
    I usually answer within 24 hours, so if you don’t get a reply, email again just in case it got lost in cyberspace! 
  • Spots are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.  When one Sampler fills up with 8 participants, I will start another.  The samplers that are filled I will place the order ASAP on June 1st when we are able to place our first orders from the new catalog.  It will take about 7-10 days to arrive and a couple of days for me to package it up and get in the mail.  I hope to have them out by the 15th of June*.

*Shipping Times will vary depending on when Paper Sampler Spots are filled.  

If for some reason a paper pack is back-ordered (BO), I will email you immediately to let you know of the delay.  You can choose to have me wait to ship it all together once the BO paper arrives or pay additional postage to ship the BO paper separately when it arrives.  Keeping my fingers crossed that no paper will be on back-order!

It is so much fun to have a little of it all for creating a variety of cards!  Hope you join in the Fun!

This offer only good through Patsy Waggoner and I can only ship in the US.

My Canadian Readers can take advantage of my Border Buddy Alison Solven's Paper Sampler Offer Click Here Contact Her for Details.

 

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Top Picks Retiring Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets

Get retiring products before they are gone!  Everything including stamp sets is only whiles supplies last until May 31, 2016 and that is just around the corner!  

You can click here to view all 2016 retiring Stampin' Up! products some are discounted up to 50% off

Here are my Top 5 Picks of previous blog posts featuring retiring stamp sets. 

1. Perfect Pennants Stamp Set
CLICK HERE to read more about this card...
 

Perfet Pennant Stamp Set #stampinup

Supply List

 

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Retiring Party Wishes Stamp Set #stampinup

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Fun Flower Punch Birthday Card Sample

Supply List

 
I hope you enjoyed a little walk on memory lane.  Be sure and get those orders in for any retiring products ASAP.

I am always sad when someone contacts me after things have retired, wishing they had purchased something on their wish list and I am no longer able to get it for them.  So don't be sad next month when you aren't able to get that set you have been thinking about!  
 

 

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Border Buddy Saturday! Market Fresh Stamp Set

Market Fresh Stamp Set www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

This stamp set is on the retirement list and is so adorable.  Doesn't this look like a fresh pint of strawberries?  The set goes perfectly with the Farmers Market Designer Series Paper which is also retiring. 


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  • 12 sheets
  • 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 12" x 12"
  • acid free, lignin free
  • Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

Market Fresh cose up www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

So simple to colour with our wonderful Stampin' Write Markers.  Alternatively you can use Aqua Painters and our ink pads to watercolour the images.

Market Fresh grapes www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

Here's another card that I received in a swap at Convention last year using another image from the Market Fresh stamp set. The background paper is again from the Farmers Market Designer Series Paper.

Market Fresh grapes 2 www.stampcrazywithalison.ca

I love the Linen Thread to tie together the bunch of grapes.  These look juicy enough to eat right off the page!

Here are some of the products used in today's cards:  

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs Gone Fishing!

Bear Hugs Stamp Set & Framelits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

When I saw that the Bear Hugs stamp set was going to be carried over to the New Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog I placed an order right away.  I just couldn't resist this cut stamp set and matching framelits. 

I paired it here with the old time favorite Lovely as a Tree stamps set. 

Sponged some color on the card to create a lake scene, tore some old olive cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain folder to create grass.

Bear Hugs Stamp Set & Framelits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com inside

Here is a sneak peek at the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape in the New 2016-2018 In-Color Peekaboo Peach.  I love to run a piece across my cardstock and place the cardstock inside the card for easy reading.  It gives the card a  great finished look. 

Isn't this saying "Wishing You a Day Full of Sunshine and a Lake Full of Fish" just the cutest!

Better Than E-Mail stamp set #stampinup angel policy www.stampstodiefor.com

And don't forget to stamp something on the back of the card.   This little snail is from the Better Than E-Mail stamp set.  Everyone loves getting a personal note via snail mail.  When is the last time you sent a card in the mail?

 

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Colour Your World International Blog Hop - Botanical Blooms

International Blog Up Colour Your World Patsy Waggoner

It is so exciting to be included in the Colour Your World, International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop featuring Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.  On the third Tuesday of each month you can visit our blogs to see the projects we have created using a particular color palette. 

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors in this months palette...

  • Marina Mis
  • Soft Sky
  • Rose Red
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Wild Wasabi

  Colour Your World International Blog Hop #stampinup

Our inspiration comes from this picture and we can use all the colors or some of the colors.  This month  I used all of the colors to create my card.  It was a super fun Color Challenge.

Colour Your World International Blog Hop, Botnaical Blooms Stamp set & Framelits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

Sometimes when I get done stamping a card I have to look at it for a few days before I like it.  This card was not one of those.

When I finished the card I held it out and said WOW I love this card.  The colors are smashing together and you just can't go wrong with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits.

Both the stamp set and framelits made it into the New02016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, HOWEVER...

They aren't bundled in the new catalog.  So be sure if these two items are on your list to place an order ASAP to save 15% on them in the Bundle 140819.

The sentiment on this card is from the "Feels Good Stamp Set" one of the retiring stamp sets and won't be available for long only while supplies last!  So if this has been on your wish list be sure to order it now! 

Colour Your World International Blog Hop, Botnaical Blooms Stamp set & Framelits #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com 2

The white centers on the flowers are my new favorite embellishment, White Perfect Accents 138416.  The embossed background was created using the Brick Wall 138288 Embossing Folder

              

If you get lost you can just click on the links below.

Alison Solven - Canada
Alisa Tilsner - Australia
Patsy Waggoner  -USA  You are here at my blog now!
Sophie Prestrelle - France 
Kerstin Kreis - Germany 
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond - UK
Barbara Meyer - Austria 
 

 

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So Hard to Say Good-bye to Some of my Favorite Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets

Hello Stampers,

Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy here today.

While it is always exciting to have a new catalog coming out it is always hard to say good-bye to some of my favorites.  I  wanted to share with you my number one stamp set I am so sad to see go.

Serene Silhouettes

Serene Silhouettes stamp set #stampinup

I cased this card right out of the catalog, I loved how the Stampin' Up! concept artist used the envelope punch board to create the fun notches in the card.  Click Here to visit my old blog post telling more about this card.

Click Here to watch a How to Video and to see how I stepped up this card.

Alison Serene Silhouettes #stampinup

Alison shared this swap card she received from Debbie Kramer at convention in 2013, this set is a classic and I don't think it will ever go out of style

Check out Alison's previous post to watch the video how to create this background.

You still have time to get this stamp set - but don't wait too long!

Want Stamps?

Click here to order from Alison in Canada       or click here to order from Patsy in the USBorder buddies

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder Stamp Set & Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper

Today would have been my Mom's 85 Birthday, she passed 5 1/2 years ago after a 5 year battle with ovarian cancer.  I was so blessed to have her as my Mom.  She was amazing a builder of confidence, giving me the courage to reach for my dreams and she was one of my biggest cheer leader for my Stampin' Up! business.

My Mom

I have shared this picture of my Mom before, but it is one of my favorites, this is her on the deck of the ship on one of the Stampin' Up! Incentive trips that I earned. 

I stamped this card in memory of my Mom.

Rose Wonder Stamp Set, Birthday Bouquet Designe Paper, Fluttering Embossing Folder #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

This stunning patterned paper is part of the Birthday Boutique Designer Series Paper Pack.  It has been one of the top sellers in the 2016 Occasions Catalog. 

Can you believe there is only a few weeks left of the Occasions Catalog - how time flies!  Don't forget to put your orders in before May 31, but I wouldn't wait too long if you have some must have's on your wish list since the items in the occasions catalog are only while supplies last.

Rose Wonder Stamp Set, Rose Garden Framelits, Designer Series Paper Birthday Bouquet

  • The card base is Whisper White Thick Cardstock (4 1/4" x 11")
  • The Matt is Blushing Bride embossed with the Fluttering Embossing Folder
    (4" x 5 1/4")
  • Patterned Paper (3" x 3")
  • Soft Sky paper ribbon: (1" x 4")
  • The Greeting stamped in Archival Basic Gray on Whisper White (2" x 2")
  • The small flower is stamped in Basic Gray and cut out with the coordinating Flower Garden Framlits Dies.

It is hard to see on the photo but I colored the Rhinestone Jewel with a black Sharpie pen to create an amazing black diamond look.

Supplies used in today's card...

 

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