Linda’s NEW Annual Catalog Shares Are Available!

Today is the day!  I’m excited to offer my product shares again for the new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog, which begins on June 1st!  It’s a great way to get a sample of all the papers and some accessories without having to buy it all.

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 so you would get 2 yards each.

I’ll keep track and order based on the number of participants on May 31st for Round 1.  Ordering for the new catalog begins June 1st at noon (MT).  When it arrives, 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!  It takes approx 2-3 weeks to receive your shares in your mail.  If a product is back ordered or unavailable, I’ll keep you updated via email.

** I offer free shippingon 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)**

Round 1 for my shares begins May 25-May 31st! 


106 Sheets of Designer Paper Share*, all 6×6 size  $35

Tea Room Specialty  – 12 sheets, 2 of each of 6 lightweight paper designs
Broadway Bound6 sheets
Share What You Love Specialty – 6 sheetsheavy weight paper
Graceful Glass (Black Printed Vellum Designs) – 12 sheets
Twinkle Twinkle – 6 sheets
Nature’s Poem – 6 sheets
Under The Mistletoe – 6 sheets
New Glimmer Paper in Gold, Rose Gold, Silver, Sparkle 1 Sheet each of 4 colors (new style is supposed to be easier to cut and punch)
Petal Promenade  – 6 sheets (2 sheets have trimmable elements I’ll include)
Tranquil Textures – 6 sheets
Best Route 12×12  – 6 sheets
Garden Impressions –  12 sheets
Tropical Escape  – 12 sheets
Animal Expedition 6 sheets  

*This paper share does NOT  include Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper on page 189 because it is too delicate to cut.  It also does NOT include the returning Wood Textures paper on page 191 since it was in last year’s catalog.

Click HERE to email me to order and I’ll send a link to choose your shares and collect payment.

In Color Collections Designer Series Paper    $7.00
20 sheets total.  These are tone-on-tone, one color paper designs as in photo above.   One side is stripes, the back is dots.

The photo below shows the back side with polka dots.
In Color  2018-2020
10 Sheets, 6×6 size : Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel.   In Color  2017-20019  10 Sheets, 6×6 size: Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst & Fresh Fig

Color Groups Designer Series Paper 80 sheets    $25.00
4 color groups – Brights, Regals, Subtles & Neutrals  6×6 size
Tone on tone, single color papers, same pattern as photo above.

Brights:  Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Medoldy, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point & Gorgeous Grape

Regals:  Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Garden Green, Shaded Spruce, Blackberry Bliss & Rich Razzleberry

Subtles:  Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Highland Heather

Neutrals:  Merry Merlot, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Gray Granite, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Mossy Meadow & Night of Navy


This year I’m offering 2 ways to receive the ribbons!
WRAPPED is what you see on the left side of photo above.  I cut and wrap them on the ribbon cards and I’ve offered this for years. (very time consuming as you can imagine for so many shares!)   BOUND is what you see on the right and will be offered a discounted price.  I’ll send the ribbon chipboard cards for you to wrap at home and the ribbon will arrive to you neatly bound with a paper belly band.  Save money and DIY wrap at home!

3/8” Mini Ruffled Ribbon   2 yards each, 5 colors   $15 wrapped or $12 bound
Page 201:  Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink & Tranquil Tide

1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon  2 yards each, 5 colors    $15 wrapped or $12 bound
Page 200: Blueberry Bushel , Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick & Pineapple Punch

7 NEW Colors Ribbon Assortment  $15 wrapped or $12 bound
Page 201: Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack  1 yard each color
1/8″ Shaded Spruce and 1/4″ Petal Pink
Page 200: ½” Textured Weave Ribbon  2 yards each color
Granny Apple Green and Gray Granite
Page 200: 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon 2 yards each color
Gorgeous Grape & Poppy Parade
Page 200: Call Me Clover Leaf Ribbon  1 yard

**FREE GIFT! Want ALL the ribbons and papers? Spend $100 or more on my shares receive a free gift from me of Nature’s Twine!  4 colors in a package of Page 201: Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron. 5 yards per spool – 20 yards total!**

See pages 192-193 and 198-199 to view descriptions.  These are not all the accessories but my favorites and easiest to split up for the shares*
16 Brads
4 Candle Embellishments
4 leaves Trinkets
3 Blossom Elements
5 In Color Flower Buttons
6 Tinted Faceted Buttons
4 Tropical Elements (2 leaves, 2 flowers)
5 In Color Mini Binder Clips
5 Doilies (4 colors + Pearlized)
2 Kraft Pillow Boxes
1 Lustrous White Mini Gable Box
*I will not be splitting sequins or pearls – they are sliding around too much on the sheets and not behaving!

Click HERE to email me about the shares and I’ll send you the ordering link to select your shares.

Only 7 more days til the NEW catalog begins! I’ll place the order for the shares for Round 1 on June 1st when ordering opens at noon MT.  Pending any backorders (and we hope there will none of those this early) your shares should be to you by June 23rd.
















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Paper Shares, A Cute Host Set & Last Chance favorites

Hi All!

It’s been a busy few weeks for me with the some new catalog goodies coming in and retired products going out!  It’s a hectic time of the year but fun to see all the new things Stampin’ Up has for us in the new annual catalog.   I hear the catalogs are arriving to mailboxes all over the US and so far the reviews are fantastic!

Here is a new host set called Hand Delivered.  It’s so cute and versatile!  It’s on page 229 of the new catalog, so be sure to take a peek at it.  I think it’s clever and so fun to color!

She has an outline skirt then you can easily stamp a stripe or floral pattern on top using the photopolymer stamps.  And she can hold balloons, books, cake or a sign that you can write in anything you like or use one included in the set!

I used the Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers – they will be back June 1st for the new catalog AND in 11 new colors!

This was the inside…had to use that sign!

HOST sets can be purchased using host rewards for orders over $150.   For example a $150 order earns 10% rewards to be spent on anything in the catalog.  This host set is $13 and can be earned free on any order over $150.  There are several host sets to choose from – see pages 224-229 to view them all!

My Paper Shares are Coming May 25th! 

There are a LOT of new papers in the upcoming catalog!  I can begin taking orders and payments for those on May 25th.  If you would like to be on my reservation list now, please email me at and I’ll email you the links to view and pay for those on May 25th.   I’ve lost track how many years doing these fun shares but it’s been at least 10 years and I really look forward to offering them!  I will also be doing ribbons and and embellishment assortment. More details coming on the 25th.

Retiring Stamps only guaranteed through May 25th! 

Then they go to a ‘while supplies last’ status until May 31st.  You can see all the retiring stamps HERE and also the retiring accessories.

Here are a few favorites of mine that are retiring and I found really good to own.  Sad to see them go!


Tree Builder Punch #138295 Price: $18.00

and the stamp set, Sprinkles of Life $21.00  #139971

SO many versatile things we made with this combo!  Cupcakes, trees, clouds, baskets, ice cream cones, rain….

Quilt Builder Framelits Dies  #144673  Price: $30.00 $18.00

Quilted Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Paper  #144617   Price: $9.00 $3.60

I know Christmas is a long way off but what a great deal on these!  The Quilt dies are really for all year round.  I’ve already bought 3 sets for gifts for those that love to sew!

Bird Banter Photopolymer Stamp Set #145852  Price: $17.00

If you like birds or know someone who does, this one is so terrific!  Sad to see it go so soon!

To see all the retiring stamps, go HERE  to view them!

Go Stamp Something!


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Markdowns on Retiring Products!

Retiring Product Discounts start May 9th!

We are marking down a whole bunch of accessories from the retiring list!  Lots of dies, ribbons and punches – and a few at 50% off!  I don’t see any discounts on stamp sets but mostly all the accessories.

Stamp sets are guaranteed to be available until May 25th since we make those.   Everything else (paper, dies, embellishments…) is While Supplies last until May 31st.

To see a PDF, click HERE

To view the Excel version, click HERE

My Store will be updated with what is still available.  If you can’t see it in the store anymore, it’s sold out.   If there is something you want, email me or order it online in my store quickly.    You can get to my store HERE

In other news….

Yes, I will be doing my annual paper shares once the catalog goes live! ( I love that many of you are emailing me to ask if I’m doing it again)  I’ll post those May 25th with all the details.  There are SO many new papers in the new catalog and this is a great way to get a 6×6 sample of each one!

Mailboxes are patiently waiting for the new annual catalog to arrive!  I hope you have been watching my videos on Stamping School for sneak peeks.  I would hope the catalogs would arrive to everyone by end of next week!   If you missed my sign up to get a catalog for yourself, please email me to request one.


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Share What you Love Early Release….

Are you ready for a few NEW stamps and goodies? 

May 1  – May 31st you can get some new ink pads, stamps and accessories early!  Here are the new In Colors that will be in the new catalog.  These are the trendy In Colors will be in for 2 years. These will also arrive in the new style ink pad case.  Very vibrant and fresh colors!   If you want them early, they are 10% off for the bundle.   #147153  $33.75

ALSO during the month of May, Stampin’ Up has 3 bundles featuring new products that will be in the annual catalog that begins June 1st.

Click HERE to view and print Flyer PDF

Here’s what’s odd….The ink pad assortment above has the Grapefruit Grove as well as the bundles below.  Not sure why they did that since you probably don’t need 2 ink pads.   If you end up getting both the ink pad bundle and one of the bundles below, I can exchange it out for you June 1st for another color.   OR as long as you order with me, wait til June 1st for the ink pads and I’ll honor the 5 ink pad bundle price and you can pick your 5 colors for the 33.75.  (we have lots of new colors coming so that should be easy!)

Below is a video from the home office showing the Share What you Love suite:

Just Getting Started Bundle   #149524   $57.00

This bundle has vanilla card stock, the stamp set, 2 ink pads (Grapefruit Grove and Old Olive), a nice sized block to fit the stamps and FREE vanilla notecards/envelopes

A Little More, Please Bundle   #149525   $91.50

This bigger bundle adds on the velvet ribbon, assorted solid cardstocks, the color pearls, the pearly doilies and you get the FREE notecards/envelopes and the Embellishment kit box.

Gotta Have It All Bundle   #149526    $127.50

This BIG bundle adds on the supersized designer paper stack (24 sheets) and the FREE embellishment box, notecards and also a stamp set with the Stampin’ Up Statement of the heart.

Click HERE to view and print Flyer PDF

The Neutral Zone

Stampin’ Up is adding and rearranging our color groups. Each week they are highlighting one of the 4 groups and this week, the new Neutrals!

Using three different stamp sets, they created three unique cards that showcase the versatility of Neutrals and prove that neutral does not equal boring!  I love the addition of Navy, Mossy Meadow and the new Merry Merlot to the Neutrals.  If you think about in fashion, those colors are actually neutrals also so it makes sense they added those!

Supplies:  Bella & Friends, Coffee Cake, and Graceful Garden Stamp Sets; Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper; Vellum Cardstock; Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, and Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pads®; StazOn Pad; Versamark Pad; White Stampin’ Emboss® Powder; Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon; Night of Navy 1/2″ Gingham Ribbon; Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim; Whisper White Baker’s Twine; Metallics Sequin Assortment; Stampin’ Dimensionals; Big Shot™; Coffee Cup Framelits™ Dies

Stampin’ Up now takes American Express in addition to Visa, Mastercard and Discover!   Now you can purchase your favorite products and earn your American Express rewards, too!

That’s all for me today!  Go Stamp Something!


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Stamparatus Video and Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stamparatus Blog Hop!

  I’m so excited that Stampin’ Up asked me to join a very talented group of demonstrators from literally all over the world to show off our stamp positioning tool, the Stamparatus!  There are 20 of us total on this hop, so get ready for a creative ride!

  If you haven’t been on a blog hop before, it’s like a progressive dinner… enjoy a little bit at every blog.  After reading about my project you will click the NEXT button at the end of my post.  That will take you to the next blog with another project, and so on!

My project assignment was Die Cut Stamping.  It is truly one of my favorite things to do with this tool to save a ton a time with stamping multiples.  With the Stamparatus, you can stamp directly onto blank die cuts and get perfect images every time!

The best way for me to show you is with a video:

Try it!  You will be amazed how quickly you can create perfectly stamped images!

The Wood Textures designer paper worked as a great background for this birthday card.  I have a friend who loves wood working and this card is perfect for him!

and here is the inside of the card:

The Stamparatus will be available June 1st in our NEW annual Stampin’ Up Catalog!

Next stop on the hop is my friend, Lynsay Mahon!  She’ll show you how to use the Stamparatus for Pattern Stamping.  Click the banner below to go see:

I also mentioned Alison’s Round and Round Technique on stamping school – you can see her video here  Direct link to video:

BTW, back in December, I did a series of 6 videos for this tool.  If you missed those and want to watch, you can see those here 

Thanks for stopping by!





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Reserve Your Copy!

Hi all!

I’m updating my mailing lists and getting ready to send out new catalogs in May!  If you have placed a Stampin’ Up order with me in the last 6 months, I’ll automagically be sending you the new Annual catalog.  You only need to email me if your address has changed since you last ordered.

IF you have not ordered with me but plan to this coming year, email me to reserve a copy at this week.  I need to finalize my mailing by Friday!

(I know some of you are demonstrators so you will get your own free copy from Stampin’ Up along with your preorder in May of new things!)

It’s a beautiful catalog.

I’ve already picked out 12 sets that I must have.  I’ve picked out even more accessories and paper! That says a lot since I’ve been a demo over 18 years now and I’m loving some of the fresh, new artwork.

  Your copy of the new catalog should arrive by 3rd week of May and begins June 1st!

Go stamp something!



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Don’t miss my favorites….

Hi everyone!   Right now Stampin’ Up is cleaning out closets with the Retiring List and just today, the Clearance Rack has been updated!

(If you haven’t printed the entire list, click HERE to see the lists)

Here are a few things I think are great to have in your craft room before they are gone.  If you have been with me a while, you might own all of these since I used them so much!

Vintage Leaves  #138802   $26 and  Leaflets Framelits  #138283  $27


These leaves are rubber stamps that are etched with such detail, they look real!  Perfect for masculine cards or fall or sympathy.  I love all the techniques you can do with these leaves, too!

Rose Garden Dies #140619 $31 and Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set  #140697  $27


This is a pricey set but they are BIG and make a statement.  Even if you get just the framelits, they are gorgeous on their own.  The stamps have so many perfect sentiments, it works on it’s own also.


Butterflies Thinlits Dies  #137360  $27  and Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set  #139424  $26



My heart can barely take it…why the butterflies?!   Such staples for paper crafting!  There is only one new butterfly die in the new annual catalog and it’s just one.  Maybe more are coming later next spring?  You just can’t go wrong with these 4. Even just the dies would be great to have on hand!  The largest butterfly die above is about 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″!

The 2 framelit sets coordinate with each other and both coordinate with both stamp sets.  I’m keeping mine forever:)

Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set  #137154 $24 and Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies #138135  $17


Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies  #141707  $35

At first glance you may not tell that there are 2 different heart shapes in this set!  There is a basic heart set AND a curvy, sweetheart set.  15 dies total. There isn’t a new heart set in the annual catalog, a few random hearts that match a stamp set, but not a complete layering set like this one.

Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies  #139666 $20


Maybe they have more coming out in the Holiday catalog but this one is a great die all year round.  Use it for flower boxes and window scenes, animals and Santa peeking through!

I did this card way back in August 2015!  Succulents were just starting to get popular again and i created my own from card stock pieces.  You can see my video and post about it HERE

AND the Clearance rack has been updated!  Be sure to check out last year’s closeouts…below are 4 of my favorites:

12×12 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper  #144623  $4.40  If you have the sunflower set, grab this paper!

Quilted Christmas 6 x6 Designer Series Paper  #144617  $3.60 for 48 sheets!   If you have the quilt set and dies, grab this paper! 

  Year Of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper  #144640  $5.20    This foil paper was a BIG hit! Gorgeous copper, silver and gold patterns.  12×12

Old Olive & Real Red Stampin’ Write Markers #145058  $2.80

 and LOTS more!  Go HERE to see all the new clearance items!

That’s all for me today!  I’m heading down to the stamp room to work on this week’s videos and start pulling my retiring items off the shelf.

Hope you find time to stamp today!

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