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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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Jane Buchanan

Congratulations Patty, I wished I lived close enough to join in your hands on fun. Anyway, my favorite blogs are related to your love of your family and flowers. Stampin' Up! is great but you can't beat family!


There have been so many great tutorials, but I think the most helpful one for me was the Lotus Blossom set. I hesitated on getting that stamp set but once I saw your tutorial, I knew I could mater it. Thank you for the opportunity to win a 'prize'....

rosemarie calpin

Any project that included flowers! Your love of gardening and flowers shines on these projects. I have learned much from your blog and videos. May your celebration last for the rest of the year. Your downing are truly blessed to have such an awesome leader guiding them. If all of us could have that talent leading us along!!

Li Payne

I loved the Festival of Trees Christmas tag you posted last December. My favorite blog posts, though, were about the Elf on the Shelf. It inspired me to start this tradition with my boys and they have loved it! Thank you for sharing your creativity. And happy 20th anniversary.

Stephanie  S.

How can anyone say one is the best. All your inspirations have been fun and helpful. Keep up the great work.


I just loved the little punch art witch you made! So whimsy and fun!

Cathy Zaramba

My favorite blog has to be the catalog previews. I find so many wonderful items I would have missed on my own. Love all your projects.

Teresa Bartley

Congratulations on 20 years !! :) LOVE the Ken doll !! Favorite project ??? WOW !! Way too many to choose from- been following you for too long ! Thanks for sharing all that you do- to keep me "in my groove" <3

K. Glenn

Congrats on your 20-year anniversary with Stampin'UP! I so enjoy all your tutorials and videos, but my favorite was about cutting the butterfly framelits using dryer sheets. I had struggled with my framelits and was about to give up! Thanks so much.

Sue Speigner

I cannot tell you just one project!! There are so many and they are all wonderful!! Thanks for sharing you wonderful talent with us!!


Congrats on 20 years with SU. That is a great accomplishment! I really like the Gratitude and Praise swatch book you made in MdS, I own one and enjoy it very much! You do many beautiful projects.

Teresa 🐾

Since I am somewhat new to your blog I would have to say my favorite would be the brayer on black and white. Thanks for sharing!

Gay Ferland

Hello today Patty!
My favorite videos are the techniques:
Elegant Trio Stencils, April 14, 2010 and Watercolor Pansies, May 17,2010.
I have learned so much from you, and I am so, so grateful!
Thank You!!


It is so hard to pick a favorite when all are great. Looking forward to many more.

Gina Florencia

Wow! Congrats! 20 years as a SU demo! That's love! One of my faves videos will be the berry basket one , but then I love all 3D projects! Thanks...Gina F


Oh my gosh,what did I like most that you blogged about in the past 8 years? Every Christmas when I get out my Curly Paper Christmas Tree I think of you - so I guess that is what I liked most, but there are many other that I truly enjoyed, so THANK YOU for all the work involved in doing your videos.

judy burgee

Hi! Thanks for contests and congrats! I liked the pretty painted petals dsp (from the occassions catalog)12x12 sheet that you used to make six cards. Great tip! Thanks!

Babe O'Mara

So many fabulous ideas over the years. I love your Christmas cards. Always so beautiful. Congrats again on 20 years. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


Hi, Patty! I really enjoyed your color combos for the new in colors. That was so helpful!

Kim Innis

I loved the printer's tray inserts you made, in fact I purchased every one you offered!! Congratulations on 20 years!

Jane Elliott

I loved the file folder cards made with the envelope punch board! I made a version of it for my Christmas cards last year! Congratulations on the 20 years.....May you have another 20 successful 20 years in your future!

S Shields

I have to say that the watercolor roses are my most favorite technique by you!!! I love roses and you really mastered it!!!
Congratulations on your achievements!

carolee mccaslin

Congrats on 20 years! I love all of your watercoloring posts:)

Marian Biegel

How can I pick a favorite? You have taught me so many new techniques plus got me hooked on using the notecards. But I do love the project where you decorated the Project Life Box. So pretty and useful.

Robin Chase

I love your card set made with the Painted Blooms DSP. So clever. So pretty.

adrienne west

Sorry, I can't just pick one ;) You're creativity is so admirable.....I completely enjoy all your posts and am so thankful that you share with us! Congrats on your 20 year accomplishment!

Heather M

Paper doll dresses in the frames!

Barbara Woodard

I have to say the thing you've blogged about that I have used and like the most is cutting up dsp and making a set of cards or notes to give as a gift and decorating the wood cases to hold the cards!! I am so inspired by your information!!

rachel schindler

I love watching your You Tube videos! My favorite are anything you make that holds candy!!!!!!!! Love all your ideas:)

Doris Douglas

Oh wow Patty. So many great projects through the years. A few of my favorites are the calendar made with the clear mount stamp case , the gorgeous medallion wreath, the double pocket card made with the simply scored tool and the diagonal plate and one last favorite was the one sheet wonder cards. Thanks so much for all the great projects through the years !! I would very much like to win this give away !! Thanks for the opportunity !!

Doris Douglas

Marilyn Budovec

Love all the cards Patty. Butterfly basics was a lot of fun. Made three Mothers Day Cards that were beautiful. Family loved them.

Vonnie Wilson

Happy Anniversary on twenty amazing years with SU. Love how you always share your family and thank them for their support.
I have many favorite blogs...but I really liked the Hamburger card and all the different dresses you made with the dress die.
So clever both of these and many others are.

Patti Baugh

Congrats on 20 wonderful years. I will have to say my favorite blog post, well I actually have two, but number 1 is the Lotus Blossom. #2 was the Joy it gave me to follow Elf on the Self. Hope he makes an appearance this year.

Susan B.

I love the oct 2012 for the notepad covers made from the DVDs holders. Really love all your projects, tips, techniques, and videos. Thanks for sharing!


All of your projects are stunning. Love when you share the 'how to" along with he project. Congratulations on your 20 years.


Congrats again. Great photos. I loved your post about coloring leftover candy dots with metallic sharpies.

Debbie G

Congratulations Patty on 20 great years of Inspiration. I have loved your videos, and newsletter with great tips and techniques.
Using the dryer sheet with the Butterfly Thinlits was the most helpful tip. Thank you so many years of inspiration.

Laurie Meier

Patty - Sincere congratulations on your 20th anniversary with Stampin' Up! If I had to pick one project (a difficult task!), I would choose your ingenious idea of creating a file folder card using the envelope punch board. I have used that technique several times. It is truly brilliant!


Hi . . . Congrats on 20 years! I enjoy all of your posts but a couple come to mind . . . the file folder cards and the project life box for card storage . . . thank you for the chance to win some blog candy!

Doris D.

My favorite was showing how to use Watercolor Wings in the Big Shot. I always enjoy your many videos and tips.

Katie b

Amazing how time flies by when you have a passion and zest for what you do. Thank you for your inspiration. There are a lot of projects but I do enjoy your masculine ones. Especially the ones with the adventure bound paper pack and project life adventure awaits. I had looked over those stamp sets. Thank you for all the time you put into your blog.


Again Patty, Congratulations on such a successful career. Your inspiration is amazing. I've always loved anything you do to create a "gift card" holder, one of my favorite things to make.


I like how you take a product and show various ways to use it the traditional way and non-traditional way. Not only that, you have pictures as well as a video for reference. Love it. I would see the screenshots and then video to help reinforce it. I then would reference it again when I actually use it and can locate it in your blog. One example is the butterfly thinlit die, ie how to sandwich (using dryer sheet and wax paper) it so you can peel it easily after going through the bigshot. I keep coming back to look at the example every so often. Thanks for that.

Micheline Lueken

I loved the ones where you demonstrated what you can do with Blendabilities. Loved those markers. Hope SU comes up with a new version. Congratulations on your 20 years with Stampin' Up.

Nancy M

Big congrats!! What an accomplishment!! I am pretty new to you bc I just recently discovered you, but I looked around and one thing I LOVE is to brayer color over B&W cards!! Whodda thunk it, as my dear, sweet Grandma used to say!! (Love you, Gram.) Thanks for the chance to win!! (I REALLY hope to win bc I make cards for charities that send to sick kids and their siblings!! I am in 3-4 groups that do this and it is wonderful!!) Congrats again, and many more...


My favorite is the one from November 2014 of the pumpkin punch art with the flourishes behind them. Congratulations!!!

Chick Alizadeh

what I enjoyed even more than all your wonderful projects was the video you made showing when you got your box of goodies and "opened it in front of us". I have never seen any other blog do that in quite that way... your personality, enthusiasm as well as seeing live the items from the flat pages of a catalog!!! that was the day I recommended your blog to many many of my stamping friends.. You are a talented delight and it is a privilege to be able to view your blog!1 thank you so much!


Congratulations! I love your blog & so enjoyed the post about your Dad's paintings. It showed where you got your talent.

Pat S.

I've been inspired by so many of your projects, but especially like one of your recent ones for the new catty - English Garden, Cut, Flip, Add a Strip!

Pat Bishop

Happy 20th Anniversary, Patty! Thank you for so many projects, so much inspiration and the best customer service ever! Wishing you at least 20 more years of success! Love, Pat

Linda D

The tip for using the dryer sheet with the butterfly framelits was genius! Thanks for all you do and share!

Beth Daniels

I didn't think I needed another butterfly stamp set until I saw your Watercolor Wings post. Your blog is one I look at every day. I love all of your ideas and instructions and also love the pictures you share of your beautiful flowers. Happy Stampin' Up Anniversary to you.

Kathy O

Happy 20th Anniversary. I follow your blog for all of your great ideas but I do remember your watercolor art work that you did. I have tried it out and I love the way it looks. You keep coming up with great ideas so I always check in to see what you have created.


Congratulations on 20 years...such a milestone. I really enjoyed your M & M story.

Sheila B.

One of my favorite projects is where you showed how to use the Hardwood background stamp to create a picket fence. Ingenious!

Christal Gail

It's hard to pick just one thing But since I've been reading your blog for the last few months I can say that I always like the way you show the possibly color combos for a card like on the butterfly thinlits not to long ago and the a huge set of completed card like the one wth the Washi tape Congrats on 20 years!

kris k

Congratulations on 20 years. And many years of teaching us!! There are so many great things you have done...it's really hard to pick just one. I do still love your gift cards and I go back to them every year. Thanks for the chance to win!


Congratulations on 20 years! You have posted so many wonderful ideas that I cannot begin to choose only one. Way to go Patty!

Vicki F

I loved the post you did about the Top 10 Stamping Tools as that lets you know what you need to get going without having to make multiple purchases! Great Info for beginners....

Casey P.

Congrats! I really liked the pack of gift cards holders made with the envelope punch board! Casey

sandra eiss

Patti, I like washi tape, I really didn't know what to do with it, however I ordered it. I liked the card you did with a cake stand, and using washing tape with it. It helped me to see beyond the tape. lol. Congrats to you, how exciting, 20 yrs.

Jodi M.

I've only been looking at your blog for about 3 months so right now I don't have a favorite yet. I think your projects are fantastic. Thank you.

Karen McAlpine

I enjoy all your posts! One that comes to mind is the post you did making the baby clothes using the Owl punch. You punched the garment in pretty colors and hung them on a clothes line. I copied that card for a new grandma card. It was great! Thanks for all the great ideas and Congrats on your anniversary!!!

Sue Root

Asking to pick a favorite project you've shared is like asking us to pick a favorite color - impossible! Too many great ones to choose from. One I've loved for a long time is watercolor roses - and anyone I've ever showed it to has loved it. I always give you credit and am pretty sure you have several more followers thanks to me ;) Thank you for all the great tips, projects, inspiration, etc. that you've given over the years!

Judy Ford

I think my favorite technique is using dryer sheets and waxed paper when die cutting intricate dies. This has been such a help not only for the butterfly thinlits but also for other intricate dies that I have.

Congrats again on your first 20 years with Stampin' Up and for may more successful years to come!

Venus Bodiford

There were a number of projects but the butterfly card with spritzers is my favorite. I just love butterflies. One of my favorite videos of yours was the one where you showed how to dye your ribbon to match your ink.
Thank you for being such a great stampin up rep.


Susan Berry

Thank you for all your inspiration and creativity. Wow and wow 20 years. I have lots of favorites. One being when you showed how to do the Lotus Blossom, love flowers. Second one would be the Watercolor Wings, love these cards and you make it seem so easy. Also love butterflies. Congrats again. You have a lovely family.


Choose one! Impossible but the most recent was the new butterflies for the 2015/2016 catalog. I've resisted butterflies so far, I just didn't fall in love with them, but on seeing your recent post one the many color combos, into my basket they went. Again, thanks for all the inspiration.

Robin Chase

You always have such wonderful things. I love your style and creativity.

Kathy Follmer

Hi Patty, I love the bracelet you made years ago. I had to make one for myself with all the SU! buttons!

Ginger G

Patty I really love how you showed us all how to stamp on top of embossed (irresistibly yours) paper. I would not have come up with that on my own. Love your creativity. Ginger Grogan


Love your cards and congrats

Kris Dansereau

Wow, 20 years!! That is fantastic. CONGRATULATIONS!!
I have only followed you for a short time, which is good because there would probably be too many for me to choose a favorite. I can't wait to make your cards you showed with the Watercolor Wings and appreciate all the color variations you posted.
Looking forward to following you as long as you blog!! Congrats again.

Mary R

Thanks for sharing your photos, Patty. I thought the Ken UPS Doll was too cute-wish I had one to show to my delivery guy:) Honestly, it is hard to pick just one favorite, but your emboss resist floral images with clear or white embossing powder then watercolor the open areas of the flowers (5th Ave. from 2012). And your videos with Butterflies are right up there too! So many favorites!


I'm new at card making and just found your blog. I will be following you and looking forward to getting creative with you!




20 years wow! Love your work! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Vickie Doswell aka okienurse

several years ago when SU first came out with the sizzix die cuts and the Big Shot you showed us how to use it and several projects you did with it. I was awed! I still pass on the info of how to make the sandwich and how to use the equipment. Congratulations on 20 years with SU. Great company and you are great people!

gayla noel

after reading all the great comments-i need to spend some time-OK a lot of time reading past posts.
my favorites have been watching the plans for your convention swaps~


Congratulations on 20 years with a great company like Stampin up

Sue Miller

Patty, I just love all you do, your creativity with your designs. You make everything seem so easy. I'm so glad SU! has changed for the better!
Thanks and Congrats on your 20 years

Lynn Gauthier

Well, again Patty, Congrats! Thanks for sharing the amazing pic's. So neat to look back.
I think my FAVE blog post was when you cut down the Blooming Petals DSP to get 6 fronts out of it. I had a blast with making the cards. I never would have go to do this if it wasn't for you and your blog.
Thanks so much for sharing what you do!!


You do such amazing work! Congrats on 20 years! You make me want to kick my creativity into high gear!!


I have looked at many of your projects and they are all wonderful. Happy 20th from a new subscriber !

Karen A.

Patty ...most recently was your projects with the painted petals DSP. What gorgeous paper.

Dawn Kelly

I love all your ideas and projects. You are very talented and congratulations on 20 years.

Veronica petracchi

Congrats on the great milestone of 20 years. I guess the loved things you have made with the tech. Of water coloring Nd using the fifths avenue stamp set.

Kathy Hendrey

Hi, Patty. I really like your blogs about the colors and how to combine them.

Carrie Galindo

Congratulations, Patty!!

Cynthia Tuttle

Patty, I love all of your helpful videos because I always learn something new! My day just isn't complete unless I learn at least one new thing! I love anything that you do with the butterfly framelits!

Patty Warren Little

It's very difficult to pick only one but I really like the Envelope Punch Board with the Envelope Liners and all of the flowers that you stamp and color in. Congratulations on 20 years, that is a huge accomplishment.


Hi patty, congrats on 20 years. My fav project of yours is
When you did a video on fifth ave floral set & watercolor
Technique. Water & ink...who knew? I felt like an artist
When I tried it out with your easy instructions. Thanks for
A chance to win a prize.

jeannette van

Congrats on your success! Hard to pick one favorite blog, I love the pics of your trips and your roses and appreciate tips like the dryer sheets for the butterfly thinlits. Thanks for many great ideas.


Oh!! That Ken doll UPS guy cracked me up!! Too funny...and how perfect for Stampin Up!! My favorite videos of yours are the ones using the alcohol blending markers. I really love the look and you make it all look easy! Congrats on your 20 year milestone! You certainly do look like you've enjoyed every minute of it!


What a great trip down the Stampin Up Memory Lane Patty! I have to agree with the others who say that you haven't changed much at all in your 20 years with SU. That must be a side benefit of the joy of crafting, right? As for your videos, my favorite is the Vintage Paper roses with the Spiral Big Shot die. I am all thumbs when it comes to 3-D projects and those roses are so beautiful. I would have had no idea where to start but your tutorial makes it seem do-able, if not easy. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years!

Bonnie Harkins

Congratulations on your 20 years with Stampin' Up. You are so inspiring, especially for us newer demonstrators.

Debbie Spencer

I just found your blog recently through Pinterest and I think you're amazing! My fave so far was the Painted Petals notecard set. I appreciate your thoroughness! And thanks for the opportunity to win these stamps, that'd be so great for a newbie like me!!

Dee Ann Whitaker

Congratulations on 20 years! I always enjoy your blog. One of my favorites was cutting the flower paper to make so many cards!

Sue C

Congratulations Patty on 20 years with Stampin'Up! You are so very creative. Love following your blog!


Love your tutorials and anything with the new Ronald McDonald set, Sprinkles of Life.

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