Each Month I hand stamp a card and send it to the Top Ten Demonstrators in sales in my Definitely Diva Stampers group.  I wanted to share those who made this achievement and also the card I sent to them.

  1. Paulette Dunn
  2. Michelle Lembcke
  3. Mary Hopfner
  4. Diane Noble
  5. Julie Rutter
  6. Eileen Niemeier
  7. Deb Klaphake
  8. Mary Beers
  9. Gloria Flaten
  10. Barbara Voss


I promised weeks ago to post some pictures of my Stampin' Room.  When we built our home 9 years ago I pictured myself in this room – but ended up in the large family room in the basement.  While it was a very nice room, I longed for lots of natural light and being part of the outdoors. The new stamp room has a large arch window that makes me feel like I am stamping outdoors.  I still use the room downstairs for classes. 

Yesterday i enjoyed stamping a Birthday card for our Granddaughter who turned 6. favorite stamp set is the Build a Bear Workshop "BearyBest Friends" stamp set so I knew she would love to get this card that I used the Bigz Bear die to make.  I absolutely love stamping in my new room!

Kitana's BD 


Patsy's Stampin' Spot!

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Stamp Room 1  Stamp Room 2  Stamp Room 3 paper
Stamp Room 4 Punches  Stamp Room 5 Punches  Stamp Room 7 Cutting

Stamp Room 6 AdhesiveYou would be surprise how much space these cabinets have.  Since the room is just off our main entry it needs something that looked great, had lots of space and was convenient for stamping.  As a stamper you know you how it is, you don't want to have to go far to get the next needed item. I can sit at my desk and everything is within hands reach. 

The cutting table and stamp set holder is the coolest.  I like to stand when I cut cardstock and I didn't want to have to bend, this is the perfect height for me (but remember I am only 5' 2").  With the new clear mount stamps coming in DVD cases can you imagine how many I will be able to get in the shelves someday soon (smiling). 

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07-10 top ten

Each Month I  hand stamp a card and send it to the Top Ten Demonstrators in sales in my Definitely Diva Stampers group.  I wanted to share those who made this achievement and also the card I sent to them.

  1. Victoria Davis
  2. Gloria Flaten
  3. Deb Kklaphake
  4. Diane Noble
  5. Kris Sanders
  6. Tracy Schultz
  7. Paulette Dunn
  8. Catherine Snyder
  9. Mary Beers
  10. Victoria Peterson

05-10 Diav Day

Achievers of Diva Day, an exclusive stamping day retreat, enjoy a special time to relax, rejuvenate, mingle with friends and fellow achievers, and stamp!   Members of my team can earn the Diva Day Retreat 4 different ways.  

Leadership – Title of Sr. Supervisor or Above
Consistency – Sales of $400 for each of 6 months 
Promotion – Anyone who has promoted in the 6 month period
Recruiting – Recruited anyone in the 6 month period

05-10 Diva Day 2   05-10 Diva Day 3   05-10 Diva Day 4

At the May 2010 Diave Day we created a 6 x 6 "A Year in the Life" scrapbook.

1 January  2 February  3 March 

4 April  5 May  6 June 

7 July  8 August  09 September 

10 October  11 November  12 December 

If you are a Definitely Diva Stamper be sure and work to achieve this fun event!  Next Diva Day November 20.  Not a Definitely Diva Stamper and want to know more about how to join my team… just email me patstamps@embarqmail.com .  

July Big Shot Class

These are the 3 projects we made at the Big Shot Class in July.

Do you have this and want new ideas to use with your big shot?  There are 1,000's of things you can do with your Big Shot machine!! Starting in September join me the 3rd Thursday of each month.  Come learn and make 3 different projects every month! Even if you don't own the big shot, but hope to someday, or just want to get out for a night of fun! Must RSVP.

Cost: $10.00 or Free with a $20.00 Order

Next Big Shot Class: September 16, 6:30 PM

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


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11 years of Hostess Appreciations… I can hardly believe it myself.  Every year is special and this year like many others I have a hard time getting out my Thank Yous without a few tears and becoming a bit choked up.  I really can't thank my Hostesses enough for inviting me into their lives and letting me share what I love so much!  So without further ado I will go over some of the highlights.  It all starts out with a theme and this year being so close to the 4th, what could be better than Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White.  I know the outside of this card was cased and I am sorry I don't remember where I saw it, but the inside was my own creation.  Each year I like to have a special hand stamped invite that is totally different than the year before. 


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The stamp set featured in this card is the "July Fourth" it is from the Summer Mini Catalog. Don't miss this awesome set, only a month left to order it! 

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This year was a desert night… we had a Chocolate Fountain with all sorts of interesting things to dip in Chocolate!


 Here are this years top 5 hostesses in workshop sales from right to left (ME), Kathy Moe, Rose Lotthamer, Margaret Kirkey, Cindy Domek and Betty Bengtson.  They each received a stamp set valued from $18.95-$34.95.


Blog 500 club
Each hostess who held a 500 workshop or more becomes a 500 club member.   She received at the Hostess Appreciation a Patterns Pack Designer Paper III.  During the year they will enjoy special events just for them, special discounts and more.  Book a party and hold your $500 workshop or more and be included in the 500 club next year! 


Blog gift 
Each guest who attended received a candle made with the Big Shot "Flower Folds Die", they also enjoy doing Make & Take which I will share in another post.


Blog Help 
My Servers, Front row: Our Granddaughter, Back row: my dear hubby Tom and our daughter Danielle.  They are terrific and every year I couldn't do it without them!