Reserve a Spot in Linda’s Annual Catalog Shares!

It’s my favorite time of the year with the new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog beginning on June 3rd!  I’ve been doing product shares for almost 15 years and it’s a great way to get a sample of the new designer papers, ribbons and accessories without having to buy all of it at once and have it all on hand for samples or for creating at home! (if it’s your first time for shares, see bottom of post for how they work)

** I offer free shipping on all my shares since I earn host rewards with my order and I share that savings with you as a thank you for ordering them with me.
(US addresses only per SU policy)**

Reserve a spot in round 1!

We already know there may be delays on some products due to covid related issues.  I’ll order everything I can as soon as ordering opens. I’ll keep you in the loop and make decisions to wait or refund if I can’t get it quickly. I think we can all agree this isn’t a normal year for a catalog release!

To reserve your spot:
Email me at and tell me which shares you would like to participate in.   There are 4 shares: Designer Paper, Patterns (tone on tone) designer paper shares, ribbon shares and accessories share.  Choose one or all!

I’ll send a paypal invoice starting on May 27th as the shares fill.


There are 10 new packs of designer papers, so you will receive:
83 Sheets, 6×6 size, for only $30
(Double 6×12 available by request for $58)
Also includes 3 sheets velveteen, 1 rainbow glimmer and 1 brass foil
All in a pretty, acetate box!

*This paper share does NOT include Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper on page 152 because it is too delicate to cut and package.


Color Collections Designer Series Paper $30.00 Page 150

100 sheets total, all 6×6 size.
These are tone-on-tone papers with NEW patterns
in each color group!

In Color 2020-2022 10 Sheets
(Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness & Misty Moonlight)
In Color 2019-2021 10 sheets
(Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray & Purple Posy)
Neutrals – 20 Sheets
Brights – 20 sheets
Subtles  -20 sheets
Regals  -20 Sheets


Ribbons are on pages 160-161
(the new In Color ribbons are shown above in photo)

Ribbon Shares $25
I will be binding the ribbons (as in photo above)
and can include the ribbon cards by request for you to wrap at home.
I include the descriptions and place flat in a sturdy, clear zip bag.
I split the ribbons for every 5 people.

There are 13 new packs of ribbon, 20 new styles!
Some come with 10 yards, so I split with 5 people to give 2 yards to each person.
Some are only 5 yards, so they split with 5 people to get 1 yard.

2 yards each of the 5 new 2020-2022 In color ribbons
2 yards sheer Pool Party ribbon
Playful Pets – 1 yard real red stitched, 2 yards black/white twine,
Ornate Garden – 1 yard each of Old Olive and Terracotta Tile ribbon,
Flowers for Every Season Pack – 1 yard Jade/moonlight gingham,
1 yard white faux linen, 2 yards Moonlight Mist twine
Forever Greenery – 1 yard vanilla ribbon, 2 yards gold trim,
1 yard espresso faux suede trim
Playing With Patterns – 1 yard each coastal cabana, night of navy, purple posy
2 yards Bumblebee gingham ribbon

**FREE GIFT! Spend $50 or more on my shares and receive a free pack of the new SQUARE  Vellum Doilies!  These are 3″ and perfect addition to any project.


(not all shown in photo, just a few from our select preorder as demonstrators)

See pages 152-158 to view descriptions.
Mini paper pumpkin boxes x 1
3×3 acetate card boxes x 1
Square vellum doilies x 2
5 In Color Memories & More cards/envelopes
Gold Hoops x 1
Butterfly Gems x 20
Antiqued Corners & slides x 6 (4 corners, 2 slides)
Playing with Patterns Resin Dots x 30
Elegant Faceted Dots x 18
Gilded Gems x 18
Mason Jar Shaker Domes x2
Artistry Blooms Sequins x 40
Playful Pets Trinkets x 4
2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots x20

Click HERE to email me about the shares and reserve your spot!

Demonstrators are welcome to participate in my shares!
They are great to have samples on hand at your classes.
(if you are on my team, I have special pricing for you)

Here’s how a share works: For the designer papers, for every 8 of you that sign up I’ll Order all the paper. I’ll cut it down to 6×6 size and into 8 piles. So each person gets a 6×6 sheet of each style rather than having to buy a whole pack of each.
For the rolls of ribbon that comes 10 yards, I’ll divide it between 5 people.
Same with accessories – I split those between 5 people.

I’ll keep track and order based on the number of participants between May 27-June 2nd midnight for Round 1. Ordering for the new catalog begins June 3rd. I’ll sort and cut all the pieces for you. Then I package them up in my clear acetate boxes to keep them organized and mail them to you.
You should have your shares by the 3rd week in June pending backorders (I’ll keep you posted on those via email if it happens) 

Don’t forget we still have a few weeks left for the retiring products!

SHOP the Retiring List HERE

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Don’t miss these 8 things….

Things that make you go, hmmmm?
With the retirement list out for a few weeks now, I’ve noticed some things on it that are surprising to me!  Odd things like stamps that are retiring but the punch isn’t. Or things I think are must have’s but are retiring and Stampin’ Up didn’t consult me:-)
These fall into the ‘what are they thinking’ category in my mind LOL

Before I get started, I love getting your notes and emails asking if I am doing my annual paper shares for the upcoming new catalog.  YES!  I love doing them and will be offering them again this year.  We have some possible slowdowns with getting ribbons and a few papers but I plan to have a good back up plan.  I’ll be posting those as we get closer.

So here are my top 10 hmmmms….just in case you need them like I did:(at the time of my post, all items were still available)

  1.  White Baker’s TwineYes, you can get it practically everywhere but I LOVE ours!  It’s soft, easy to tie, not slippery. It dyes with reinkers, markers and our blends where some I’ve had almost resist it.  It’s perfect.  It’s only 3.50 for 25 yards.
    I’ve ordered 5 extra rolls, I hope there’s some left for ya.
    Happy Tails (dog) #148682   $17       Nine Lives #148703  $16 Photopolymer stamp set

    2. Happy TailsThe Dog and Cat punches carried over to the new catalog but not the coordinating stamp sets.  Hmmmm…..I don’t get it but there is still time to get the stamp set for both dog, cat or anyone who needs a pet sympathy card.
    here are the dog and cat punches in case you don’t have those yet either:

#144666 Cat Punch $18        Dog punch  #148543  $18

3. Stamparatus Replacement Plates
#149693  $15

I haven’t had to replace my plates yet and I use my stamparatus a LOT.   I just feel easier knowing I have a back up set in case something really bad happens to one of my plates.  Like when I accidentally leaned on my ipad yesterday and the screen shattered like hot water on an icy window.  Ugh.  If you have a stamparatus, it would be good to grab an extra set just in case.

4.  1/2″ Circle punch
#119869  $6

Why?  Why is this cute little guy on the hit list?  He can’t possibly take up that much room.  Really?  So useful for faux buttons, for snowman heads, for large eyeballs…through the years I’ve used him for a ton of things.  darnit.
(while you are at it, be sure you have the 1″ circle punch,
also on the retiring list.  #110868 $13)

5.  Classic Garage Metal Embellishments
#149485  $2.80

We still carry the Garage stamp set and dies so if you have those, pick up an extra set of these metal embellies.  I used the key for new home cards, also!  Super cute.

6.  All Glimmer (aka Glitter) Papers

Whaaaaat?  No sparkly snow paper in the annual catalog?
Surely there must be something else coming in the Holiday catalog for snow,
I’m trying to not get crazy about it. I only ordered 3 packs:)
Sparkle (white) #146957   $5
Rose Glimmer #146959  $3
Gold Glimmer #146958  $5

The other item that blew my mind was retiring our Dazzling Diamonds glitter!  I’d post it but it’s gone already 😦

7.  layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder
#152321  9.00

The perfect embossed background.  I used it a LOT.  It looked great for tropical, for holidays, for sympathy, with any flower.  I’ll miss it.

8.  Twinkle Builder Punch
#146321 $7.20
We will  always need baby cards.  Just when I think I’m too old for my friends to have babies, my friends have kids that have kids. So it never ends thankfully, because babies are cute.   We still have cute baby stamps but this punch is So easy to create baby themed cards.   I did this mini gift card bag a few years ago, you can see that post here

To see what’s retiring and what’s left, go to my store HERE

Go stamp something!

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Just Roll With It….

Share Sunshine PDF Download $12  Buy it here!

Stampin’ Up created some digital images (not stamps!) and is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. There are 15 pages of images! You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the images on cardstock and cut it out using your trimmer, punches, or dies.
Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund OR
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

(You can choose where your $12 goes to when you get to the download page)

I created 2 birthday cards using some of the downloads

I printed the “roll with it’ sentiment and added a little TP ruffle skirt border:)
The floral designer paper is from the Best Dressed

This one I used the Wild Rose die to make it look a little like a mask!
Birthday Bonanza designer paper.

Here are a few other ideas from the home office:

Stay in and keep stamping!




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The Annual Catalog Retiring List is HERE!

Our new annual Stampin’ Up catalog is around the corner in June
so it’s time to make some room!  There are 2 lists, one for the annual catalog and one for the Seasonal catalog. Be sure to scroll down to see both!

Here are the lists for the Annual Catalog:

Click HERE to shop visually online in my store

Click HERE for the Retiring List PDF by page number

Click HERE for the Retiring list by sortable Excel document

Some bundles are not retiring, they are just being ‘unbundled’, so that means
they are 10% off now but in the new catalog they will not be a bundle price.
Watch for the * !

*  = Amount in Stampin’ Rewards – host sets can only be earned with an order of $150 0r more

** = While these items in the bundle are NOT retiring, they will no longer be a 10% off bundle and can be purchased individually after June 2, 2020.

*** = ***Bundle includes some products that are not retiring; refer to the Retiring List above to see what individual products are retiring.

**** These items are not retiring but being reconfigured with a new item number and name

As always, the retiring items are while supplies last
EXCEPT stamp sets – the last day those will be guaranteed is
May 15th since we make those in Utah.

Here is the RETIRING LIST for the current Seasonal Catalog:
Click HERE for the PDF

Click HERE for the Excel sortable document

Email, call me or order online if there is something you have your eye on!
Accessories, ink refills, papers and embellishments go quickly!

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More items added to Clearance Rack!

Updated 4/15/20  My power is back on and it feels SO good:)


Hi all! I’m blogging from my phone and little signal today as we still have no power here in my neighborhood in NC since 2 am Monday. What a doozie!

So I’ll keep it short and sweet and hope it works on limited signal.

If you click on the Clearance Rack photo above, it will take you to my store. You can use the drop down arrow to search by New or < least expensive.

Things can go quickly so pop over and look this morning.

I’ll mail an extra goodie to you for ordering online with me! I won’t be able to take phone or email orders until my power returns. They are estimating 2 pm today- fingers crossed!



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Get Blooming Early!

Before I dive into the new promotion this month, I know many of you may be dealing with loss of income or worry for this current state of our lives with the virus.  It’s a scary time  and everyone reacts differently to crisis situations.  Some of you are hunkering down and watching TV, some are stamping like crazy!  Some are cooking, some are organizing, some are just trying to keep kids occupied!  My friend Patsy and I were chatting yesterday about feeling odd about posting promotional stuff with all that is happening.
After chatting, we decided it’s better to just go on with sharing business as usual
since some want new stamps and to create at home!  So on we go…..

Hi all!  It’s April 1st and the start of a new suite that is available early!  Stampin’ Up’s Annual catalog is around the corner in June and this suite is an early release starting today.    Demos like me have had it for a month  and there’s a whole bunch of bloomin’ goodness in it!

You can view/print the 3 page flyer HERE

Here’s a quick video from the home office so you can see it a bit closer:

Let’s break down the products in the suite!
First there is a one button, buy it all item number.  You know when you go into a store and want the whole mannequin? or you just say I want the #4 at the drive-thru because it’s easy?  That’s what some like!  (actually I wish macy’s had a mannequin package, I’d just say ‘all that’ and be done shopping:)

#154153  $136.75
The suite includes 2 bundles (stamps/dies),
embossing folder, ribbons, designer paper and gems!

**If you end of ordering the whole suite from me, I’ll send you a pack of whisper White envelopes and a pack of cardstock, your choice of Terracotta Tile or Old Olive (those will coordinate the best with the designer paper!)

For those that like a-la-carte:

This bundle can be broken down into 2 parts also
but you do save 10% on them both when you buy them separately.
The Ornate Style (rubber) stamps #152572 $21 and the dies (shown below) are $37 if purchased a-la-carte.

Look at these dies!  If you are on Stamping School,
I have used it 2x already for project videos.  Really fun to work with!
The upper right and lower left are open dies without borders.

Here’s another bundle of photopolymer stamps/dies!
The stamp set is fun to mix up sentiments to create a very thankful card.  I stamped all the sentiments, trimmed them out and
then just moved them around to see what I could come up with:

(sorry for the rough photo)
You can see the whole set below, I like the mix of fonts!

Here’s a closer look at the dies

Accessories!  A 3D embossing folder, a 2 roll ribbon pack in Terracotta and Old Olive and gold faceted gilded sticky gems.

The floral designer paper has some shiny gold images as well as lots of daisies!
It’s an interesting palette because it can go spring or fall.
#152488  $15  12×12 sheets, 12 sheets/pack

See how the pretty floral paper can be multi-seasonal?

And a few more samples:

I like how color is added on just a few of the flowers on the designer paper.

This one is an example of the open dies, just cut 2x on Terracotta Tile cardstock as a
decorative layer.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update for SU

(we manufacture our own stamps and many other accessories however items like metal dies are made out of the country.  Hopefully one day there will be US manufacturing large enough for those items)

 Stampin’ Up posted this a few days ago:

Like many of you, we are continuing to follow the Coronavirus (COVID-19) coverage. We are monitoring news of the situation as it unfolds and we’re working to account for its possible impact to several business aspects that will affect demonstrators (manufacturing, transportation, travel, events, etc.). The health and safety of demonstrators and staff is important to us and we appreciate your partnership and patience as we work to address this global issue.

We are doing all we can to mitigate the impact, including air freighting products when possible. Each week we will update the list below with the products that we know will be (or already are) affected by these delays:

  • 149615: Subtles 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper
  • 151474: Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
  • 151566: Bonanza Dies
  • 151154: From My Heart Faceted Gems
  • 151193: Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 151310: Assorted Pompoms
  • 151512: Garden Gateway Dies
  • 151526: Detailed Bee Dies
  • 151594: Poppy Moments Dies
  • 151605: Painted Labels Dies
  • 151296: Label Me Lovely Punch
  • 151297: Label Me Fancy Punch
  • 146956: Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder
  • 151304: Three Cheers for You Card Kit (EN)
  • 151690: Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • 151326: Whisper White 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Product Production

We are happy to share that all the factories we use in China are up and running!  Some are at 100% capacity and others are still moving in that direction. The COVID-19 outbreak has caused more delays than usual in our ability to replenish products. However, it is very good news that all factories are working again as they are also producing new products for our upcoming annual catalog.

Our manufacturing facility in North America continues to work overtime and operate on two shifts. However, we have separated the shifts by an hour in an effort to reduce COVID-19 exposure risk, which has caused a small decrease in production. We are working hard to minimize backorders of stamps, Classic Stampin’ Ink, and cardstock, but there may be some intermittent backorders on these products in the coming weeks.


To lower the COVID-19 exposure risk, we split our order fulfillment operation from one shift into two shifts. Each group works 12-hour days with one coming in on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and the other reporting in on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. (With this change in schedule, you may receive an order confirmation on Saturday, however, be aware that orders fulfilled on Saturday will not be picked up and processed until Monday.)

We are doing the best we can to get orders out, but as of the end of last week, we were picking orders two to three days after the order was placed. These delays are likely to increase the longer we work the split shifts, and, as we come upon the end of Sale-A-Bration, they could increase more significantly than we have seen in the past. We usually work overtime to get orders out this time of year, but with the current situation, we will be unable to work those extra hours.

We will continue to update you on the situation. Please be patient with us as we work to balance the health of our employees with the needs of our demonstrators and customers.


In order to minimize risks for employees, customers, and communities, UPS is no longer requiring a customer signature for deliveries (until further notice). For more information about how UPS continues to respond to this situation, click here.

Stay well, Stay in and Keep Stamping!



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9 New Sale-A-Bration Freebies Added Today!

***ignore my last post where I said 10 new freebies – there are just 9!  That’s what I get for posting before my coffee:)


Stampin’ Up added 9 more freebies today for Sale-a-Bration!
You can view/print the flyer HERE

These are in our annual catalog and may be something you’ve had your eye on. Eight are free with a $50 order and 2 are free with a $100 order until March 31st!

Here are the 7 that are free with a $50 order:

And these 2 are free with a $100 order:

It’s an odd assortment of things but nice to have more to choose from for our last week of Sale a Bration!

If you don’t have the coordinating stamp sets to go with the butterfly punch and the Wild Rose, this is what they look like:

Butterfly Wishes #149346 $23 (red rubber, clear block mount)
2 of the butterflies punch out with the Butterfly Duet punch

Butterfly Gala Stamp Set (photopolymer) #148580 $21
All of them fit using the Butterfly Duet punch

To a Wild Rose #149452 $26 (photopolymer)
This set matches the free dies

Some artwork by Stampin’ Up with the butterfly and rose sets:

I hope you all are well and staying healthy during this crazy time!
Matt and I are both well and added a puppy to our life. He came with the name Domino, 3-1/2 months and is a border collie/basset mix. Those short little legs won me over!
Super sweet and came from a wonderful rescue in GA called Dirt Road Doggies. He was found with 3 siblings in an abandoned house then went to live on a farm with other dogs so he’s very socialized but had never been in a house before! So far potty training has been easy but it’s only been 2 days:) It’s been 10 years since we had a dog so we are in training, too:) Anyway, it’s a good way to be quarantined since we should be staying home!



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