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Final Blog Candy offering for 20th Stampin' UP! Anniversary


Thank you for joining me this week to help me celebrate 20 years as a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator!!  How amazing.. I just can't even believe it's been 20 years... I'm most grateful for all of the amazing people I have met through Stampin' Up! .. My life is SO much richer with all of you in my life!


I thought I'd include a few photos of some Stampin' Up! events through the years.. and the amazing people I've had the pleasure to get to know!!! Enjoy!


Above: Amazing Awards Night Convention 2008 - being selected for Advisory Board!


Above: Presenting at a Stampin' UP! Regional Seminar - eek, that was either Reno, NV or Oakland CA


Above:  I know.. so silly... a UPS Ken Doll at the Stampin' Up! home office!! :)

Above: Convention 2002 with the Luv 2 Stamp Group


Above: Shelli and Patty, Convention 2003


Above: friends Mindy and Tina at Convention 2005


Above: Luv 2 Stamp Group members at Convention 2006


Above: Super Excited about achieving $20,000 in sales during the year 2003!


Above: Ruth and Patty at the Awards Booth at Convention 2011


 Above: Cruising to Bermuda 2002 with dear friends the Randalls, Weightmans and Wakelands


Above: My DEAR men... son Jason and hubby Eric, celebrating at Awards Night, Convention 2011. .. thank you for being my biggest cheerleaders!!

OK, well, enough of a trip down memory lane..

How About another Blog Candy Prize!?


One Lucky Winner will receive all of these retired stamp sets (some gently used)..


Post a comment on this blog post (below) and tell me one of your favorite projects that I've blogged about over the last 8 years.


One winner will be drawn on Saturday, June 20 at 9pm PST

and announced on Sunday, June 21, 2015 here on my blog!

(US residents only)


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I really liked the cute fabric bears you made with the Stampin' Up fabric several years ago.

K Fisher

Who can pick a favorite? They're all great. Thanks for all the inspiration and the videos!

Shirley Stachowiak

I love all the projects you share but the one that comes immediately to mind is your "wicked" witch punch art --when I first saw it I thought, "how clever!" And when I had an occasion to try it myself--got many compliments. I gave you all the credit!

Paula in Maryland

Oh my, lot's of Wonderful memories through the years...you've been truly blessed Patty. My Favorite thing you blog about is Sneak Peaks, Convention, and Trips...So Exciting! Project wise well projects are in your Faith & Grace category on your blog, Love it! Congratulations again on 20 years with SU, Whoohoo! Enjoy your weekend Patty...everyone!

Wendy Varron

One of my favorite projects that you blogged about is the M & M's Christmas Story!

patti moffett

Probably doesn't count but your roses...they are so lovely when we in NJ are still in winter...as to a stamping project One Sheet Wonder
blessings and congrats
patti moffett

Mary Ann Ely

Good morning Patty, I've watched all your video's. I love them all but I really like the reverse making technique. It was new to me. I've learn so much from you.I love how you share your trips and what you have accomplished. I'm so happy for you.Thanks for all that you share. Have a wonderful day and again congrats for your 20 years. Have an awesome day

Linda C.

I have to say that "Build A Brad bracelet" you made got my mind going! I love it with all the possibilities!

Mary Ann Ely

WOW, I don't haveany of these stamp sets and I have MANY stamps sets.lol..... Thanks for the chance to win these.

peggy bell

it is hard I love them all. the one that comes to mind is the project with the project life boxes, I love using them for card storage great idea.

Michele Bunning

One of my favorite projects was the lined berry basket. Thank you for sharing your ideas and your projects. Congratulations on 20 years!

Mary Ann H.

Again, congrats Patty on your 20 years! I love all your projects and tips....they are so useful. I really like when you keep us updated when you are away at convention and trips. The subtle hints of what is coming our way make it super exciting for all of us!

Carrie Naley

Congratulations! One of my favorite projects is how to make a baker's twine holder. Thank you for offering all the wonderful blog candy!

Mary Jo

Congrats again Patty~one of my favorite blog posts was when you did the MDS black frame/from a Halloween kit inserts for each holiday and / or season. Very clever. I love checking your blog each morning for ispiration. Thank YOU for that!

Sarah Biswabic

I liked the post where you showed how to water color. I really enjoy all of your projects 😃

Minerva French

ONE of my favorite projects you have shared is the "Minion Punch Art" made using the Owl Punch. I used it to make birthday cards for one of my grandsons and a great-grandson. The boys loved it. Thanks for sharing you talent.

Janet Swofford

I love all of your creations but the post that popped in my mind when I read the question was your Watercolor Roses from way back in maybe 2009(or so?)using the set Fifth Ave Florals,one of my all time favorite sets! :-D Loved that technique and I have used it many times since then! Thanks for all of the inspiration and for the chance to win this awesome blog candy! Happy 20th!!!

Cecilia M

Thank you for your inspiration and creativity! I love visiting your blog for ideas. One of my favorite posts is the one on your dresses using the dress up framelits with all your wonderful creations. Congratulations on your 20 years!

Rita Y

I love the gift card holders.............I have been following you for about 1 year now.

Barbara Ramsey


So many memories = so much fun! I love the Ken doll! :<)

Wishing you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

Beth Beaty

Thanks for all the chances to win! I love your blog! I like the watercolor paper salt technique you showed how to do with a video. Congrats on 20!

Julie Rae

Thanks for all the amazing inspiration over the years. I'm remembering your file-folder cards as being among my many favorites. They're so cute and versatile; a great way to use the many strips of DSP and cardstock I have left over. Congratulations on 20 years Patty!

Laura Longueira

Love all your ideas-and all your beautiful flower photography. I especially love the ideas of things to make with the owl punch.

Alene H

Love all your creations and technique videos, but my favorites are anything with the Butterfly Thinlets. Thanks for sharing your talent and enthusiasm.


I loved the envelope kits w/ flowers from your garden video. I made several of those for friends. Your blog is amazing

Vanessa C.

Not entering to win. Just wanted to say that you are the embodiment of the phrase "All In.'

Happy Anniversary!

Christina Thurlow

I still love that large butterfly stamp with the wash of color you did in a video. So pretty!! Congrats on 20 years!

P. Stanley

Thanks for the TB pictures Patty, especially the 2003 of you and Shelli.
You have showed so many great projects throughout the years but the one I really loved and still use is the baker's twine holder. You not only show great stamping projects but you also show great storage ideas!! Thanks

Deepa M.

I've loved so many of your projects over the past 8 years, but the little tips you give are really helpful. One that I keep finding myself going back to was the nifty trick of how to cut your 12x12" DSP down to maximize it for the big shot dies. Your project was some gorgeous little matchboxes a few years ago now, but the tip has been helpful for even the current dies that we have. Thanks so much for sharing!! Here's to the next 20 years :)

Jen Lane

Patty- Happy 20th Anniversary!! You have taught me so many techniques and given me so many ideas it is hard to pick just one. But, if I had to, I love your idea of stamping on the irresistibly yours paper- makes every card look beautiful. thanks for the consistent inspiration and the chances to win blog candy!!


I have enjoyed all that you share-especially your family-your beautiful flowers-birthdays and anniversaries-conventions etc. I loved the frame with all the different dresses--all Halloween creations. I have to say everything of your blog is so nice and beautiful. Thank you for always putting a smile on my face. Here is to another 20 years of success.

Tracy Palenik

I really love your blog, and my favorite video was when you gave us a tour of your stamp studio. I loved seeing your organization ideas! It's fun to see how others work best! Happy Anniversary!

Kathy H.

Hi Patty,

Congrats on 20 years! Amazing! There are a lot of things that you've blogged about in the past 8 years, but my brain won't go back that far right now, so as of today, my two favorites are the June 13, 2015 post with the Bohemian DSP and the banner punch. You enabled me as at first, I thought, don't need that punch....oh no, go to Patty's blog and of course I NEED that punch! LOL. The second one is June 8, 2015 post using the Watercolor Wings Stamp set. Again, I told myself, "you've got enough butterfly sets", but nooooooooo....again, go to Patty's blog and of course I NEED that set now! Love the way you colored the butterflies....will be copying that for sure! I also love the way you have all the color combos listed there for this set and how you show color combinations for a lot of different projects.

So, keep up the great work! You truly ARE an inspiration to so many of us.



pat preszler

Whoo Hoo! Happy Anniversary. 2 favorites: Making paper flowers with the blossom punch
and using the Fifth Avenue floral rose for a watercolor rose. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Martha Herrera


I really enjoyed the water color technique. Oh, and I LOVE that Ken doll! I have a Barbie/Ken/Donny & Marie collection!

Paula Richards

One of my favorite was the emboss resist.

Barb Paffenroth

Congrat's Patty, I believe you are an inspiration to us all being a demonstrator and sharing with us all what you have done and doing now and also in the future...Most of all for some of us that want to reach goals like being a demonstrator for 20 years and more.....We can do it...Your pure proof of this...and your amazing cards, videos and that smile is so great!!! Its a please getting to know you and on your blog...

Keep up the great work and it can be work but then fun with all the new people you get to meet every single day.
Barb Wisconsin.

sherry Conrad

Another great blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win & congrats on 20 years.

Elaine H.

How can I pick just one project? I would say the birthday boy minion card was one of my favorites.


I know the one project that both my neighbor and I got hooked on was your pizza and hamburger cards. They were so much fun to do. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

Pam Stewart

Congrats on 20yrs Patty here's to 20 more!! 😊 it's so hard to pick a favorite-I ❤️ Them all!! Seriously-I watch them all & look forward to your posts each day. You are a rare exception & a jewel in the SU Co that's 4 sure!! One that's been helpful to me of late is the use of the dryer sheet w/the butterfly frame lit die. GENIUS!! Thanks for sharing some blog candy w/us!!

Karen Gibson

thanks for everything you share! I couldn't lock down any one project you have done. More recently I loved the designer cards using the flip technique. So quick and easy to make a bunch of cards fast. Congrats on your 20 years with SU. I hope you have another 20! You are a wonderful talented lady!

Nancy Plymale

My favorite projects are your Christmas cards... I always CASE one of yours when I make mine... Nancy P...


Your gift card projects are the best--thanks!

Patricia Poudrier

This is a hard question Patty! LOL I love ALL of your creations! If I had to pick just one, I would say the cute baby card you made using the owl punch to make dresses. That was so adorable! Congrats again on your huge milestone! ~ Much Love ~ Pat

Janet B.

I love the Gold Foil Butterflies. Very beautiful! It's hard to choose just one. I enjoy all of the posts - I still have so many to see yet. :)
Congrats. on being with Stampin'Up for 20 yrs.

Patricia Allison

Happy 20th! I think I met you on Pinterest when you were showing how to cut out the butterfly thinlits using dryer sheets! Still one of my all-time favorites, although I do save salt water taffy wax paper wrappers for this same purpose! :-)

terina sprague

Impossible to pick just one! But I love your Butterfly Watercolor stamp set projects you've been doing. The colors are just gorgeous and it helps seeing the various color combos!

Melissa Flieg

Love everything you share but I really loved your recent post showing the Butterfly Watercolor stamp set and all the lovely color combos you came up with.

Tina B.

I love your blog!!! I really LOVE your beautiful flower photos and the items that you make with those. I also enjoyed the post you did during the Christmas season of the M&M story with the gift of M&M's candy. I copied that one and gave several as gifts. So wonderful that you share your Christian faith!! God Bless You, Tina :)

Christine T

I love reading up on conventions, and your 2014 one showed how to transform some of the Tag a Bag elements into cards. Cool!

Kathy Messer

ONE?! JUST ONE??!! I haven't been following your blog as long as others, but so grateful to be a follower and a customer of yours. You're the best!!! But he minions were right up there! Congratulations!!

Julie Kight

Congrats on the 20 years of being a demonstrator!! I only hope that I can make it that long too. I love this company. I have loved all your blogs using the Envelope Punch Board. Those have been my favorite, especially turning cards into file folders. Thanks so much for all your inspiration over the last several months since I found you in March when I became a demonstrator too!!

Tania Smith

i love the photo at the end with your husband and son. lovely to see them supporting you in this and also the 20k in one year woo hoo go you. lol

Cindy Henry

Oh my, in the 2002 photo, Jason looks just way too adorable in his fancy clothes!! What a cutie potutie!! Congratulations and thanks for sharing your wonderful memories *Ü*

Sharon Miller

It's hard to pick just one! I really enjoyed all of the roses you made...you colored them to match the ones in your garden!! Congrats on 20 years in the SU business. How is it, you haven't aged at all. You still look the same!

Pam Schweitzer

One of my favorite blog post projects has to be the use of the envelope punch board to make file folder cards. Have use the ideas many times when making cards. Thanks for all your great projects and ideas!

Joy Hannabass

Ok I like so many of your projects but I think the purses you made out of the SU Fabric were so pretty and the Christmas cards you made from Last Years Christmas paper!
Thanks so much Patty for all your hard work!

Audrey Rollins

I love all of your Stampin' techniques
But I've really enjoyed learning how to make a Sponge holder of a soda pop top and Scissor charms!

Margaret Burgoon

I enjoyed the blog showing Santa boots going upside down in the chimney card..I think you used the ticket punch to create the chimney..too cute


The Butterfly Watercolor stamp set ideas was one of many that i have enjoyed. I have been following your blog for about a year and have re-viewed your post often! Thanks for sharing your creativity.


Congratulations on your 20 year milestone! I have gotten so many ideas for projects from you over the years. It's hard to pick a favorite project I love them all. Here's to another 20 years!!

Emma S.

I love all of your ideas but I really enjoy looking at your photography of all your pretty flowers and of course, your dad's artwork. Thanks for the chance to win!

Michele Mattson

It was so hard to pick just one!!! I picked the Dress Up Framed Framelit series from 2013 which technically is more than one post. I really liked the different ways that framelit could be used!!!

I've been following your blog since maybe 2010? I met you and spoke with you at convention in 2012 and 2013. I'm so glad for you wonderful success. You've earned it by working so hard!!!

Kathy Riebel

I LOVED the cards you made a few years back with the water colored roses!! Those were so beautiful. I have no talent when it comes to water coloring but I can admire your. CONGRATS on 20 years with Stampin Up!


I really don't want to enter the candy contest since I have most of these... just want to add my well wishes, thanks, and congratulations! I've found so much inspiration here. It's been a blast taking your great ideas and putting them to play in my craft room! I know it takes time and dedication and I appreciate all you do! A few favorites - the recent watercolor wings sheets, punch board folder cards, one sheet wonders, and craft room tours!

Katie S

I loved the bracelet you made with the crystal/ frosty accents from 2 years ago. I thought it was so out of the box and a great idea!
Congrats again on 20 yrs!!


Hi Patty,

If I had to pick just one, I would have to choose the butterfly coloring technique with the latest new butterfly stamp set and thinlets/framelets. I love butterflies and the way you showed us how to use wax paper and dryer sheets saved me from a lot of frustration, ripped items, and even a few well placed cuss words!!
Thank you Patty. Someone is going to be very happy with the lovely stamp sets you are offering.

It is Father's Day this weekend, so you have two reasons to celebrate. So, beautiful lady, you go out there and boogy!!! I am so proud of you. You are an asset to SU and to all of us.
Love to you, Karren

Janice M

I haven't been on your blog long enough to have a favorite, but I do love the recent idea for coloring the white accents with metallic Sharpies. You have lots of you tube videos that I still need to go thru! Thanks again for the chance to win fantastic blog candy!


Awesome blog candy! Thanks for the chance to win all those great sets!! My favorite project has been the tips on the recent butterfly thinlets and the new watercolor butterflies with their different color combinations.

Beth K. Mills

I love your water color techniques and all of the "quick" stack of card ideas. And flowers!!!

Judi Sparks

I love all your tutorials but I especially loved the one with the file folder to note pads. I made so many of those for gifts!

Randee S

The first one that comes to mind is the Watercolor Wings video. After seeing the video, I had to add that set to my wish list. Congrats again for 20 years and I wish you many more years with SU. Thanks again for sharing with us everyday.

Lisa S

Hi Patty - Lots of stuff to love. But the very first thing that came to mind was the technique you did with the watercoloring the flowers (roses, I think) after heat embossing the outline with white embossing powder. You dripped ink into each reservoir created by the embossing powder. LOVE that!!

Debra E

Choose one favorite project....no way they are all great!!! Thanks for all of your great projects, you are an inspiration!!!


You are the best! Love those stamp sets. Congrats!


Oops forgot favorite project, love the watercolor wings butterflies!

Iona Schlaupitz

Being new to SU in 2014 and you, Wendy and Tina as my upline I couldn't go wrong. All of you are just wonderful in your groups and making EVERY one of us welcome and part of the family. I loved the Painted Blooms paper and Painted Petals stamps set flowers...of course the irresistibly yours paper with it...just fabulous.

Roxana Hill

I absolutely LOVE the butterfly cards you did just a few days ago. They were all so beautiful! Watching your video, you made it look so easy. Can't wait to get my set and see if it is as easy as you made it look. Also, I learned a lot just by "visiting" your stamp room; gave me a few ideas I'm now using. Thank you!

Roxana Hill

LOVE the Ken doll, BTW!

Patty Elliott

Hi Patty,
So fun to see the photos and watch Jason grow taller. You, however, didn't seem to age a bit. Obviously your creative job is good for your health. Experimenting with your blog ideas is equally good for mine. Congrats on 20 years. Keep going -:). Patty

Patty Elliott

I'm experimenting with butterflies these days. Thanks for the color ideas.

Linda Jatzo

I loved a recent project you did called Bold Bohemian Paper Pattern Cards. So beautiful...so unique...so useful. Thanks always for all your ideas, hints, videos and advice! I really enjoy your blog! 👍👍👍

Liz Stillman

Congratulations again on your 20 year anniversary. It's hard to pick one but I like your one sheet wonders and I like when you show your organizational ideas.

Lynn M.

Congratulations on a fun week celebrating your 20th! I love anything with flowers like you so one of my favorite posts was using the watercolor wonder paper with the flower punches. Such an easy way to make a beautiful card really quickly. Also love all the pictures you post from your flower garden. Thank you!!

Denise Bryant

Patty, so many of your projects inspire me! Hard to pick one that stands out, but your Create a Fence tips look so awesome! I've been wanting to try that out!


I can't think of one off the top of my head but I like the cleaver way you use punches or stamps that is not the usual way it is meant for. You move it a little after you have punched it then punch it again and it makes a whole different look! You also think of creative ways to use stamps sets that are hard to think of an idea for. Thank you so much for the years of inspiration.

Sandra Schroeder

Since I am new to following your blog, I don't have many to choose from, but most recently I loved the youtube you did showing the new Watercolor Wings set and all the different color combos using different inks. So many pretty combinations.

Rose Thygesen

Wow...it's hard to choose a favorite blog but I especially love the various ones using the butterfly thinlits.
Cute Ken doll! Enjoyed your photos from years past. Congrats on your success over these many years!

Lori Souter

I don't have one specific project in mind, but I do like when you show us several ways to use a product, for example, a punch! Always love when you get many uses out of things!


No way to choose a fav, all the projects are super. I do have to say I like the way you demonstrate the color combos, so many times I would never have put them together. Thanks for the many ideas and insight in using so many of the products.
Have a joy filled week-end.

Chris S

Hmmm, I'm obsessed with butterflies right now, so I'd have to say the watercolor wings demo of recent. I love the colors you chose and loved seeing the color match samples. Once again thanks for all the ideas that you share for free. Happy 20 years.

Denise S.

I love all your ideas and projects over the years. But my favorite was that it is okay to cut up that beautiful dsp!

Jackie Funk

I liked the tutorial you did several years ago using the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp set for making watercolor roses. The roses were gorgeous. I have done several cards over the years and then I'll put the set away and forget it, then I'll "rediscover" it and fall in love with it all over again. Happy Anniversary, Patty.

Pam Dean

I love learning new techniques and seeing new ideas from your blog. one of my favorites is the Minion punch art.

Cindy Otto

I loved the mini file folder cards you made with the Envelope Punch Board! Just genius and so darling! I still make them today! Love the punch board.

Carolyn Stoenner

Congrats on 20 awesome years. Love your enthusiasm and creativity. I haven't been following you for a long time, but I love everything you do. I especially loved your craft room tour. One of my favorite recent things was the card made with the berry basket die!

Andrea H

I check several times a week to see what you're making & love to get inspiration here! Thanks for the chance at the stamp sets & congrats on your milestone!

Alicia W.

Congrats Patty, My fav project was the watercolor roses on the shimmery white paper from a couple years ago.


Congratulations on 20 years with SU! I enjoy all your projects, as you inspire me with your creativity!

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