Video: Crafting With You Bundle

Before my post, YES I’ll be offering new catalog shares!  I’ll post in about 3 days with details)

It’s a fun time for me being able to preorder a few things from upcoming new Stampin’ Up annual catalog!
The new catalog will go live to customers on May 2nd.  I’m hearing the catalogs have been arriving to mailboxes this week!

I ordered 2 bundles and the new colors to play with.
This is one of the bundles I preordered:

This is CUTE.  It’s one of those that isn’t going to be super versatile for all of your friends, more likely just the crafty ones.
The knitters, the paper crafters, the painters, the quilter/sewers…
it’s called Crafting with You and the dies are so fun to play with!

I’ll just jump right to the video to show you the bundle and the projects:


The little paper trimmer is sweet!  I was wondering if my non-crafting friends would know what it is?
This layout is cased from the new catalog, I just changed the papers.
Same with the one below…it’s a similar layout from the new catalog:

Although I haven’t done needlepoint for YEARS, I remembered how to do a French Knot for the flower centers!
This card is going to someone who will notice it since she does a lot of needlepoint otherwise I’d stick a rhinestone in the middle.

love the cute little thread spools:)


Don’t forget the deals on the Last Chance List!

See them here and sort by LOWEST price:)




Video: 16 New Colors! Showing Comparisons and Alternates

Hi all!
I’m hoping to hear that you are receiving your new annual catalogs next week!
There are 16 New Colors (and returning) colors available on May 2nd.  It’s a LOT so do you NEED all 16?
That’s what was on my mind as I pondered the new catalog launch, how my customers might be thinking the same thing but not sure what existing ink pads might look like with the new cardstock and accessories.

BY THE WAY,   YES I’m doing a paper share for the new catalog!
However, I won’t be able to offer the ribbons and accessories til the end of the month.  I’m heading to Ireland on May 11th and that is really just enough time to get out all the paper shares.   I’ll post more on that later as we get closer.

Ok, back to the colors….
I spent all day yesterday combing thru my swaps, papers and old ink pads to find other Stampin’ Up colors that might work with the 16 colors coming out May 2nd.  The new catalog has some fantastic Designer papers that highlight these colors so I wanted to see what worked well as Alternative inks.  Here is one example for the new Pebbled Path.  I think Gray Granite ink works fine as an alternate:

When the new catalog begins on May 2nd, there are assortment packs of cardstock with the new core 11 and also a pack with all 5 new In Colors.  That would be a great way to get a start on seeing which ones you love and need.

This video is a bit longer than normal, it’s about 20 minutes to show all 16 colors and the alternates.


The Discount Sale is still going on!

Go to the online store HERE and sort by Low to High!
You won’t believe the deals!



Retiring List Sale Starts Today!

Today the sale begins for those retiring items from the Annual catalog and the mini catalog!

Things will be selling out quickly so the best way to see what is available is on the Stampin Up shopping page.

You can use the SORT button to sort low to high (my favorite way to find deals) or shop by A-Z or search for a name of item.

Visit the Stampin’ Up Last Chance sale page HERE

I’m excited to pre-order the new colors today!
Hopefully they arrive by the weekend and I can show you in this weekend’s video!

Video: A look at the Regency Park Suite

My assignment this week was a request from Caroline who asked which bundle from the Regency Suite is better?
I actually liked using them both but one stretched ahead by a nose for me!
Here is my video: 


The Regency Park Suite is in the soon-to-be-retired Stampin’ Up mini catalog.  The 2 bundles are carrying over to the new annual catalog in May but not at the 10% off bundle price.  The Designer paper will NOT be carrying over and I highly recommend getting that if you get the bundle!

Petal Park bundle with punch $37.75  #160577

Sentimental Park Bundle with Dies  $52  #160567

Regency Park 6×6 Designer paper  48 sheets $12  #160559
This won’t be carrying over so be sure to get it before May 1st!
(it may sell out before that)

Take a peek at this fun, two minute video showing the NEW colors coming soon in the May Annual catalog!

Project Shopping List

Regency Park 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Sentimental Park Bundle (English)


Petal Park Bundle (English)


Fine Shimmer 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Paper Pack


Retiring Lists are here! Grab a highlighter….

You may have heard the squeals of delight today all over the Stampin’ Up universe as demonstrators like me got to see the new annual catalog and the new colors coming!

There will be a sale/discounts on the retired items but NOT until  April 4th!  
All items are while supplies last so if you really want it, think about ordering it before the sale starts or it may not be there.
Since we have two retiring catalogs, there are 2 lists.
You will see sale prices on the list but the sale doesn’t start until April 4th.
You can order any items before that at regular price if you really want it.

These are the initial lists from SU.  They are usually too small in print, include the french items, etc.
I’ll work on a larger print version but wanted to get these out quickly!


To view/print the sortable EXCEL file, click HERE
To view/print the list by page number PDF, click HERE


To view/print the sortable EXCEL file, click HERE
To view/print the list by page number PDF, click HERE

You will also see the Stamparatus on the retiring list.  My favorite tool of all time!
sadness.. If you don’t have one yet, get one before it’s gone.

Demonstrators watched a video today showing the outgoing colors, the process of choosing new colors and it was so good!
I hope they make it public but we know some will be sad to see some colors go.
I’m super excited to try some of the NEW colors though!!

We say goodbye to these colors (you will see them on the retiring list)

Mango Melody
Bermuda Bay
Pacific Point
Merry Merlot
Soft Suede
Rich Razzleberry
Blushing Bride
So Saffron
Pear Pizzazz
Mint Macaron
Sahara Sand

(I may have shed a little tear for razzleberry BUT there is one color coming back that I do like and will slide right into that spot!)

Returning IN Colors (bonus if you have these already!)
Berry Burst
Pretty Peacock
Lemon Lime Twist
Lost Lagoon
Blueberry Bushel
Misty Moonlight

Carrying Over and staying! 
Fresh Freesia

and 4 Brand New colors you will see soon!

Ok more later as I know more!

I’m Back and check those ink refills…..

I’m BACK in the land of email and blogging… after several days of techy support from some helpful, brainy people and all is now running smoothly!   Thank you for your texts and messages of concern:)    My email wasn’t hacked, nor my SU business accounts or anything of that nature.  Somebody hacked into my domain registrar and stole my domain address, so they could direct it to something illicit.  That is what knocked my email out since the domain was gone.  Anyway, 5 days later it feels good to be back!
You can now resume using my email or you can also reach me at the

(photo above soon to be in color once we know what the new colors are!) 

We know that Stampin’ Up is doing a color refresh for the upcoming new annual catalog.  It was something they did about 5 years ago and much needed to keep colors fresh and pretty!   That means that 10-15 of the regular, current colors will be
retired and they will bring in some past favorite In Colors like Pretty Peacock and Lost Lagoon they have already told us are coming back.   We find out what colors are retiring on MARCH 29th!

So…..I’m thinking ahead a few days because once they announce the retiring colors, the ink refills and paper will probably go quickly!
My job is to make sure my customers have their ink refills ordered BEFORE March 29th- before things sell out.
In addition to those regular colors retiring, we also have 5 of our In Colors retiring as they do every 2 years.
Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia.

It wouldn’t surprise me if soft succulent and evergreen stayed on….I love those colors!
I guess we will see on the 29th!



To make it easy to check your ink refill and paper inventory, I made a two page PDF of the colors for you to print.  That way you can check them off to see what you are missing if needed.

Click on the graphic below to get to the 2 page PDF to print: 

If you email me your order by midnight Tuesday the 28th, I have a special sale for you:
*Buy 4 ink refills and get one free!
*Buy 4 packs of cardstock and get the 5th one free!  (that saves about $2 a pack)
(offer available only thru me, it’s a personal sale from me to you so email me instead of placing your order online)

On APRIL 4th, some of the retiring items will go on sale!
We don’t know which ones or how much the sale will be but with the Retiring List out on March 29th, things will be selling out that week for sure.  Then on APRIL 4th we will see what will be on sale.

I’ll be back on  Wed March 29th with the retiring lists at 3 pm eastern!





Hitting the Pause button for a few days

Hi friends, you hopefully saw my post yesterday about my email woes –  it stopped sending and receiving for 3 days.
Then early this morning things got worse.  My stamping school domain was hijacked and since my email was connected to that, all web things stopped working.   Good fun had by all today including the many hours on all sorts of support calls (and curse words)

My blog might disappear off and on while they figure things out, don’t worry it will hopefully be resolved soon.
In the big picture of life there are many worse things in the world although I do hope the hackers will get their bad karma one day.
Seems they like to steal domains and redirect them to illegal sites.
Can’t we all just use those techy powers for the good needed in the world?  gee whiz.

My weekly video will be postponed for tomorrow.
if you happen to see anything squirrely with my website, let me know if you see it before I do.

IF you need to email me, please use my alternate email until the good people in techy support get my regular email back working.

(yes, I’m having a glass of wine shortly)

as always, thanks to all my stamping friends who make me smile daily even when things are messy!




Email woes….

Hi everyone! I haven’t been able to send or receive all day Wednesday! Ugh, technology is a curse and a blessing sometimes.

If you have emailed me in the last 24 hours, please resend to instead of my regular email until I can get more help with it. We tried for hours but no luck so far!
Or you can text me 407-435-3135 or FB message or call me:)

Thanks! Linda

Video: Elegant Borders Dies 5 ways

Hi everyone! This week I’m creating some cards using the new Elegant Borders die set.
It’s an out of catalog, stand alone die set to add some flair to your projects.

Best way to see them up close without being with me in my stamp room is video, so here it is!


I used the Quiet Meadow stamps and dies over Hues of Happiness 12×12 Designer paper.
The border die cut 2x for the frame – love the paper!

More Hues of Happiness designer paper and also Brushstroke Specialty ,
which is a low sheen textured, lightweight paper.

I used this die to create a gate fold.   I’m still using the Framed Florets bundle quite a bit!

I created a pocket card with this 6″ border die, which fits a regular card diagonally perfectly!
This would be great for a gift card pocket

We are heading into new catalog season!  Towards the end of every catalog, things may sell out.  Be sure to check your ink pad stock for refills and buy those early before colors retire!

March 29th:  Demonstrators will get to see the new Annual catalog early!  We also get to see details of color refresh to see what colors will be leaving.  The retiring list for the annual catalog and mini catalog is released.

April 4th:  Retiring List items will be listed in the Last Chance Sale. Things will be selling out quickly!  Check back here for details.

May 2nd:  The sales period for the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog and the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog ends!

May 3rd:  The sales period for the new Annual catalog begins at 3 am MT!

I’ll keep you posted on all the updates!

Stampin’ Up Shopping List 

Meadow Dies