Archive for January, 2008

The lucky winners of the door prizes are…New_catalog_door_prizes_copy_2

Gloria Giesenhof – package of hand stamped Valentine cards using the Happy Heart Day stamp set.

Shirley HallekBirthday Calendar  using an assortment of Stampin'Up!© stamps.

Jane Wolf6 x 6 Days to Remember Desk Calendar using an assortment of Stampin'Up! stamps.


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Thursday Night was a wild, fast and exciting night showing off the new Spring-Summer Collection.  It was great to see old stampers and fun to meet some new ones.  This was our quick easy and fun make and take for the evening.  We used the "Happy Heart Day" stamp set and 5/8" grosgrain ribbons which are part of the Valentine Day Bundle which is available until January 31.  Don't miss out on this great special contact me today at patstamps@embarqmail.com .


Stamp Sets

Happy Heart Day


Textured Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Gray: 12” x 4” (scored at 4” and 8 1/8”)


Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon

Regal Rose 5/8” grosgrain ribbon

Real Red 5/8” grosgrain ribbon

Scallop punch

1 ¼” Circle punch

1 3/8” Circle punch

Real Red & Regal Rose Stampin’Write


  1. Score cardstock a 4” and 8 1/8” using paper cuter and scoring blade.  Fold 4” flap first leaving 3 7/8’ flap on top.  Use a pencil to mark about 1 ½” from the bottom left corner of the 3 7/8” flap.  Line up top edge of the flap and pencil mark on paper cutter to trim off diagonal piece.
  2. Punch either the Real Red or Regal Rose cardstock with the Scallop punch
  3. Punch the coordinating color (either Real Red or Regal Rose) with the 1 3/8” Circle punch.
  4. Stamp the “Flower with Heart” on Whisper White cardstock.  Color the image in.  Punch image with the 1 ¼” Circle punch.  Adhere to the 1 3/8” circle you punched, then adhere it to the scallop punch.
  5. Use a dimensional to adhere the Scallop to the left lower hand corner of the card.
  6. Tie ribbon around the right 4” flap only and then fold, tuck the 3 3/8” flap into the ribbon.

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The following items were the Make & Takes from my January Workshops.  I also included the directions for these cards with the New Catalog open house packet. The stamp set Happy Heart Day is part of this months exciting promotion "Valentine Bundle".

Happy Heart Day Card


Stamp Set

Happy Heart Day, Love Wheel


Basic Black, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Whisper White


Horizontal Punch, Bashful Blue Brad, Stampin’Write® Going Grey, Real Red and Regal Rose, Crafters Tool Kit (Piercing tool), 5/8” Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Medium Cello Bag

Cardstock Cuttings

Regal Rose 4 ¼ x 5 ½

Real Red 3 x 3 card

Bashful blue 2 ½ x 2 ½

Whisper White 2 ¼ x 2 ¼

  1. Stamp Happy Heart Day Mouse in Basic Black
  2. Color with Stampin’Write® markers
  3. Using piercing tool to punch hole in center of the flower in the heart
  4. Put Bashful Blue Brad in center of flower
  5. Layer on Bashful Blue Cardstock and then attach to 3 x 3 Real Red Card
  6. Role right ½ of Regal Rose Cardstock with Love Wheel
  7. About ½ in from right side punch the horizontal punch from the top and bottom
  8. Run ribbon through the horizontal holes and tie
  9. Stamp “To someone with a very big heart” inside



Stamp Set

Happy Heart Day, Love Wheel


Real Red, Green Galore, Regal Rose, Whisper White


Stampin’Write® Real Red, Green Galore Button, 1” of 5/8 Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Tag Punch, Small Tag Punch, glue dots

Cardstock cuttings

4 ¼ x 4” Real Red

3/8” x 4 1/4” Green Galore

Scrape of Regal Rose and Whisper White

  1. 4 ¼ X 4” place in 12 in personal cutter portrait and score at 2” and fold in half.
  2. Wheel with Love Wheel in Real Red
  3. Punch Regal Rose scrape with Tag punch
  4. Stamp Tag from Happy Heart set on Whisper White
  5. Color hearts with Real Red Stampin’Write®
  6. Punch with Small Tag punch & attach to Regal Rose Tag
  7. Attach Green Galore round small button with glue dot to the top
  8. Take the Real Red Topper and fold over cello bag and staple
  9. Attach Green Galore strip 3/8” to bottom of the topper covering up the staples (if you wish to not see them)
  10. Attach folded Regal Rose ribbon to right hand side
  11. Attach tag to right side. 

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Criss Cross Card DirectionsHa_0108_a_copy


Stamp Set: Happy Hearts

Colors: So Saffron, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White

Accessories: Designer Series paper, Jumbo Eyelets, Crop a Dile, Grosgrain Ribbon , 1" & 1 1/4" Circle Punches



Stamp Set: Happy Hearts

Colors:  Real Read, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Basic Black

Accessories: Key Tag punch, Corner Rounder, Tag punch and Small Tag punch, Pretty in Pink Brad

Tip: I used the Key Tag punch to punch out the handle part



Stamp Set: Level 3 hostess set "Time Well Spent", Flannel Plaid Background Stamp

Colors:  Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White

Accessories: Three for You Punch Tin Kit, Gold Brads, Stamp and Write® Rose Red, Blush Blossom,

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In past years I have awarded the Top Ten Hostesses.   This year with the Bi-Annual Catalogs I will be awarding the Top Five in Sales.  The top five are awarded stamp sets valued at $18.95 – $32.95 (they must be present to be awarded the prize).







Each hostess that holds a $500 workshop or more becomes a member of the 500 Club.  During the next catalog they will be able to attend free events just for them and also receive special discounts during their membership.


Margaret Kirkey, Kathy Moe, Ruth Loewel, Janeen Engelke, Becky Lundblad, Gloria Geisenhof, Kerri Johnson, Sandy Thom, Sue Bergsrud, Kathy Felch, Betty Bengtson, Carol Steidl

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January 4th was my 1st Bi-Annual Hostess Appreciation.  It was the 10th Hostess Appreciation that I have held.  This very special evening is when I can personally thank each hostess for their role in helping me achieve my goals and dreams as a Stampin'Up! demonstrator. 

Ha_invite_108_5Before the event they received this hand stamped invitation.

Stamp Set: Time Well Spent (Spring-Summer Collection level 3 hostess set.

Colors: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Accessories: Scallop Punch, 1 1/4 circle punch 1 3/8 circle punch, Green Galore Brad

That evening they enjoyed being served a special dinner, make & takes, awards, prizes and a silent auction on my retired stamp sets. 

This year I had many requests for the recipes to the items I made so here goes.  I served this same meal at my 1st Hostess Appreciation.

Church Chicken Hot Dish

2 cups cooked rice

1 chicken boiled (then remove the meat)

1/4 cup slivered almonds

1 can mushroom soup

1 small onion grated

1 teaspoon salt,

1/2 cup  mayonnaise (DO NOT use miracle whip)

3/4 cup diced celery

2 hard cooked eggs chopped

crushed potato chips.

Dice Chicken and mix all except potato chips, put in greased glass casserole, let stand overnight in refrigerator.  Before baking sprinkle chips on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. 

Click these links for the other recipes ENJOY!

Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Mandarin Salad

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I just returned from 4 wonderful days in Palm Springs, CA.  The 70 degree days and sunshine was amazing for me.  It was very difficult to return to snow and 12 below today.  But the memories will live on forever. 

Leadership is a conference for demonstrators who are Sr. Supervisors and above to attend.  There are great training classes, stampin make & takes, swapping of cards and just good ole connecting with other demonstrators who love to do what I do.

Manager's reception was an evening of entertainment on the beautiful grounds of the Empire Polo Club. We’re enjoyed a match of regulation polo. Often referred to as the "Sport of Kings," polo is a unique and captivating display of horsemanship once enjoyed only by royalty. During halftime we had the you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a traditional "Pretty Woman" divot stomp.

The match was followed by an elegant dinner.

Be sure and check out the Leadership Album to the left to see my photos from this great experience.

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