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Phone: (320) 759-5361

Email: patstamps@embarqmail.com

Website: www.patstamps.stampinup.net

Tom and i 1 

About 13 years ago I saw an invitation sitting on my Mom’s kitchen table to a Stampin’ Up! Party.  The invitation was sent by a long time family friend.  I asked my mom if I could go as her guest in hopes of seeing the hostess’s daughter, a friend whom I had not seen for a long time.

When we arrived it turned out the friend was the demonstrator.  The entire time I knew that stamping was not for me, but I did have daughter who was very creative, so to help my friend out I purchased a Basic Black in pad, pastels and a stamp set for our daughter.  To further help her get started in her new business venture I booked a workshop.  It wasn’t long before our daughter wanted me to stamp with her and the next thing you know I was hooked.  I am not talking about liking it a little I mean I could not get enough of it.

One day my husband said, I think if you sell that they give you a discount.   I started to think of all the money I could save making my own cards, so I purchased the starter kit.  I planned to hold a party or two each month for fun and extra money to purchase more stamps.  My calendar started to fill up with parties and I was having so much fun sharing my passion for Stampin’ Up!  I continue to Love what I do and Share what I love and now my income does more than purchase extra stamps.

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8-10 B 
This sample is made using Friends are Forever Stamp Set.


8-10 C
This sample features the Friends are Forever Stamp Set and the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder


8-10 a
This sample features the new Pear Pizazz Stampin' Up! Color and the Watercolor Trio stamp set that is in the Summer Mini.  Remember only a few more weeks to order from the Summer Mini!  

I love what I do and one of my favorite things is to plan projects for Stampin' Up! Parties and classes.  There are so many ideas it is hard to narrow it down.   In July I featured the stamp set Friends are Forever.  Just imagine being able to enjoy sitting down and stamping a card for your good friend.  Think how special she will feel when she opens it and knows that in your busy life you took time to stamp her a card, just for her.  No matter if you are an expert stamper or new to stamping a Stampin' Up! party attending a party and making a hand stamped card is always fun.  Be sure and check out my calendar of events to attend an upcoming class or book your own party today, your friends will thank you for years to come! 


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Press Release:
Patsy Waggoner Wins Quarterly Email Marketing Award. Waggoner has been an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator since 1998, Stampin’ Up! is known for—exclusive images, terrific color coordination and inspiring projects.  As a Demonstrator Waggoner offers workshops and classes in people's homes. Examples of her work and upcoming events  are available to view on her blog www.patstamps.typepad.com


Patsy Waggoner Is One of the Top 500 Small Businesses Recognized For High Customer Engagement Rates in Email Marketing


SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2010 – Today Patsy Waggoner was recognized by VerticalResponse, Inc. as one of the winners in their quarterly customer awards program, the VR 500.  This Awards program highlights the top 500 small business customers that have maintained high email engagement rates – as demonstrated by their average email open rates and click through rates. To qualify for the awards, customers had to have sent at least four email campaigns in the second quarter of 2010, and mailed to a list size of between 100-500 opt-in subscribers.


“I am so excited to win this award from Vertical Response for my Patstamps Newsletter.  The first week of each month subscribers receive my newsletter filled with stamping ideas and inspiration.  If  you would like to subscribe to my newsletter email me at patstamps@embarqmail.com


VR 500 Awards: Patstamps Ranked 87

In order to be listed among the top 500 small businesses served by VerticalResponse (http://www.verticalresponse.com) in Q2 2010, Patstamps achieved the following results:

· Open rates: average above 51%

· Click through rates: average above 17%

“VR500 award honorees such as Patstamps are successfully using compelling email content and consistently meet subscriber expectations for frequency,” said Janine Popick, CEO of VerticalResponse. “The winners prove that email marketing can be used very effectively to help grow small businesses.”

For details and updates on the VR 500 award program, go to: http://www.verticalresponse.com/vr500

About VerticalResponse

VerticalResponse, Inc. is a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online surveys and direct mail services empowering small businesses to easily create, manage and analyze their own direct marketing campaigns. VerticalResponse bundles email, online surveys and postcards to offer customers an integrated Web-based direct marketing solution that’s intuitive and affordable. VerticalResponse is headquartered in San Francisco, California. For additional information, please visit www.verticalresponse.com


Jo Large



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A few days ago I received an email from Margaret Peltier hoping all is well with me and my family since I had not posted in over a month.  It is hard to believe that it has been that long, but in a way it seems like forever.  I am hoping more than Margaret missed me and know I missed sharing with you and hope it never goes that long again!


June was packed full with graduations, a beautiful wedding and a short vacation.  Tom and I spent 4 days at John Hall's Alaskan Lodge, not in Alaska but along the  Mississippi River on Lake Pepin in Southeastern Minnesota.



We sat on the deck and enjoyed a beautiful view of Lake Pepin each evening, with several discussion of why it is a lake and not just the river.  But never fear internet was near… so we popped on and looked it up.

Alaska 2010 

Besides all the personal fun and activities I was busy scrambling and I mean scrambling to earn the Stampin' Up! Alaskan Cruise.  In mid May Stampin' Up! announced double cruise points…I spent several hours going over the numbers and brain storming!  With lots of help from loyal and dedicated customers, downline, family and friends on June 30th I submitted the final orders with just a few hours to spare.

The Winner Is…

You & moi

The card above is made using the "You & Moi" stamp set. 

For complete details about this card visit my website. 

Last month maybe even two now, I promised my newsletter subscribers anyone who posted a comment on my blog would have their name put into a drawing for a free stamp set "You & Moi".  The lucky winner is

Jamie Clennon, congratulations Jamie you can just email me claim your prize!

Just moved my stamp room and waiting for one more book shelf hutch to arrive and then I will snap some pictures and post them.  Now off to stamp some Top Ten cards for my downline. 




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It’s time for another mini! I love when a new mini comes out because I can’t wait for you to see all the great new stuff!  One of the new and exciting tools is our builder wheel, which allows you to combine up to three new builder wheels and colors to create personalized images for your projects.  Yours should have arrived in your mail box by now and if it hasn't just drop me and email. 


Watch the video to see some of the highlights of the new Summer Mini!

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 New collection         New fond farwell

Just click on the photo's above to download your copy! Don't wait to stock up on your favorite retiring colors and don't forget the refills!

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