Video: New designer papers….

Hi All!  I’ve been on the road the last week, stamping with my team and friends along the way!  I know I’ve been absent from my blog but hopefully you have been watching my weekly Stamping School videos as two are still going up each week there!  (Customers and team get it free) but it’s still only $35 a year for over 1000 videos and cutting measurements.

I have company staying with me this week and it’s gorgeous here on the mountain!  Everything is a bright green and my white squirrels are running around the yard like crazy. Spring is really here!  Tomorrow we head to Biltmore Estate to see the late tulips and hopefully the snapdragons, poppies and pansies will be up!

Along with spring comes sneak peeks at our upcoming Stampin’ Up Annual catalog, which will debut on June 1st!

It’s a pretty cover, with bright and happy art all over it!

If you have ordered from me in the last 6 months, you will automatically get a copy from me.  If your address has changed, please email me to let me know so it gets to the right place!

If you haven’t ordered but would like one, email me to get on my mailing list and find out about my customer rewards program.

Paper Shares!

Many of you are asking if I will be repeating my 6×6 paper shares and yes I will be!  Stampin’ Up released a video of the upcoming Designer Series Papers…would you like to see it?

(if you are viewing this from your email, you may need to click here to go to my blog to see video)

It’s going to be a GREAT year of creativity!  The wood texture papers are my #1 fav so far along with the daisiy paper!

Thanks for stopping by!




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What to buy now, what to buy later….

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a rainy week and I’ve been sorting through my retiring stamps, boxing up and putting up new ones to create with for the coming year!  I see a need for some help with this list that SU gave us so thought I’d try to sort out some things so you can make wise purchases now if you need to.

The Retiring Products list in shopping cart can be a little confusing only because there is a link to Retiring Bundles.   Some of these stamps and matching framelits or punches will be retiring but some will not be, just the bundle price is.   Right now we get a 10% off bundle price and in the upcoming new catalog June 1st,  they will be separate and not 10% off, so a bit more expensive outside their original bundle.

Here are the Stamp Sets/Framelit/Punch items that ARE retiring and will NOT be in the upcoming Annual Catalog (and be careful when ordering – some are cheaper ordered separately rather than as a bundle item number  – I highlighted those in red )  Email me if you have questions!  Again, these are listed as retiring and not carrying over at all:

These WILL be in the upcoming catalog but not at the current 10% off pricing, so they will cost a bit more.  So there is no reason to buy them now unless you want to save $5-$10 by ordering before May 31st:

Go HERE to shop visually in my store or follow the links below:

Click here to see what retiring stamps and accessories  are still available!

I hope you find time to stamp today!



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Wetlands and a tip for image searches….

This stamp set has been a best seller for a few years now and now, officially retiring! If you have had it on your wish list, get it before May 22nd.

here are a few samples by the SU concept art team:

How to search for only Images of your stamp sets

We all know how to search google for stamp set ideas, right? Did you know you can search for exactly the stamp set name and get only the images? No weeding through each link or scrolling through old blog posts!

Here’s what you can do -go to Google. Type in the stamp set name like “wetlands” and use the quotations marks. They type stampin’ up. So it looks like this “wetlands” stampin’ up – Click on Search. Then Click on IMAGES. It will give you a search result of only photos!

Some sets are more popular, like Wetlands, but so fun to see all the ideas pop up at once! You can click on the individual pictures to go directly to the blog or pinterest post also.

Have fun searching!

Things are going fast! Remember that stamps will be manufactured until May 22nd but everything else is while supplies last.


HERE is a List of What has sold out and not orderable as of today

To shop visually, click on the links below!

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Grab your highlighter….the SU Retired List is here!

If you are new to Stampin’ Up, today is the day we love and dread all at the same time!   SU needs to make room for exciting, new stamps and accessories in the upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog.  That means we say goodbye to some that will be retiring.

Important details to know:

  1.  Stampin’ Up will continue making the retiring stamps until May 22, 2017.  After that they will be while supplies last.
  2. The accessories are ‘while supplies last’ – some go super fast and some may appear on the Clearance rack later.
  3. If you really want it, get it today.  Order online in my store or email me to get it ordered quickly.
  4.  The last day of the retiring products will be May 31st 2017.

If you like to shop visually by category, go HERE to my store

Download PDF by Page Number 

Download List by  Excel to sort by name or price

To see what Holiday Catalog items will be carrying over, go HERE

I thought I’d highlight some of my favorites and must-haves that are retiring.  Please refer to your printed list to see ALL items retiring.

Butterfly punches have been a staple for years but they are retiring! If don’t have either of these, get ’em:

(by the way, the set of 3 Butterflies Thinlits will be going up $2 in the new catalog)

These punches are leaving –  the Owl Punch is a big surprise!  I think he’s timeless:)   My guess is he will sell out quickly!   The ones in RED are my recommendations if you don’t own them yet:

1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch

1/16 Inch Handheld Circle Punch


I’m so sad!  I LOVE the Crumb Cake envelopes but they are retiring…

The 5 outgoing ink colors – if you have any of these ink pads, be sure to add these to your order:

Here are a few staple thinlits and dies I have used a lot that are retiring. ( this is not the whole list of dies, so check the full list!)

Demonstrators gathered together all over the world this past weekend for a conference. I attended the Savannah, GA event with friends and team!

It’s an inspiring get together to get some sneak peeks of upcoming new product in our annual catalog, which debuts June 1st!


The first night was a reward for leaders on my team, with a lovely dinner and training.  Here we are enjoying the sunshine and the view of River Street (and the tall guy you may know got in there somehow:)   The 2nd day, Saturday, was all about the new catalog!

Speaking of the Brian, he rocked the Savannah stage showing a fun new stamp set you will see in June in the new catalog:

The 2 samples below from the same set were created by Nancy Smith in Boynton Beach:

I was DELIGHTED with the new catalog!   So many new and innovative things to show you in June!   One of my favorites was the new Color Theory Suite….love the paint deck color inspired papers!  And this stamp set will be hot and all over in no time!  It’s on our demonstrator preorder list and I’m sure you will be seeing projects soon with it on Pinterest and blogs.   If you have been thinking about joining as a demonstrator for the first time or rejoining, any of our new catalog preorders can go into your starter kit – think on it!


Here’s an easy idea using these color theory papers….this one was created by Nancy Smith also:

And I love lemons so I’m excited to see a lemon punch:)  This pretty art was created by Nancy also:

Lots to show you later!  For now, grab your highlighter and start looking at the retiring lists to see if you need anything you’ve had your eye on!






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Outgoing colors….

Happy Spring!

Other than having strep throat, it’s beautiful here in the mountains.  I see little buds on trees and our Main street downtown has tulips popping up  everywhere!

With Spring comes a few big Stampin’ Up dates to note!

Today (March 31st) is the last day of Sale a Bration. It was a great season and thank you to all who ordered with me this year!

April 10th:  The annual catalog RETIRING LIST comes out!   We’ll say goodbye to some of our favorites to make room for new ones when the new catalog comes out.   Some things will be on sale, some accessories will sell out fast, like the inks and papers.  Stay tuned here on April 10th and I’ll post all the lists.

April 1-30:  I will be compiling my mailing list for new catalogs!  If you have ordered from me this year (June 2016-May 2017)  You will receive one from me.   Let me know if your address has changed before the end of April.  If you haven’t ordered from me yet but would like a catalog (and you aren’t a demonstrator) email me to request one.

June 1st:  The NEW annual catalog is alive!  We will also get to order the 5 new In Colors, surely to be on trend and high fashion colors we will love for the next 2 years.

There are 5 colors retiring this year:

IF you own any of these 2015-2017 In Colors ink pads, these will be on the retiring list on April 10th.  Historically, they go fast!   I highly recommend ordering them asap, before April 10th.  Sometimes our In Colors come back during a color refresh -let’s hope Mint Macaron comes back!

Cool Cucumber Ink Refill  #138329

Delightful Dijon  Ink Refill  #138332

Mint Macaron Ink Refill  #138331

Tip Top Taupe Ink Refill  #138330

Watermelon Wonder Ink Refill  #138328

To Make it easier for you by color, here are the colors and what we have available now.  These might go on sale on April 10th but will be while supplies last.  I’d say for sure get the reinkers now to make sure you have them.  If you love something on my list below, get it just in case!

Cucumber Crush: 

Cucumber Crush 1" Dotted Lace Trim

Cucumber Crush 1″ Dotted Lace Trim
$6.00  3.00

Delightful Dijon

Mint Macaron (will be our most missed color I think! Hoping they bring it back!) 

Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace Trim

Mint Macaron 1″ Dotted Lace Trim

Tip Top Taupe 

Watermelon Wonder 

and here are some assortments available with the outgoing colors:

Email me or order online here if you see something you need!

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Linda’s Retired Stamping Closet Sale Week #4

Hi all!  I have lots more to sell but will take a few weeks off until after our big Stampin Up convention coming up April 7th.  I have much to prep for that so will start posting again after that.

*sale was posted 3/25/17 Saturday at 10am (EST) If viewing from your email, Go to blog to view updated list!**


Thanks for stopping by to my online Retired stamps sale! 

I’ll be posting once a week for a few weeks. If you are getting this in your email, please click HERE to come to my blog to see the latest updates and additions in real time.

If you are new to my sale, be sure to read below:

Things may sell quickly in the first hour but don’t be discouraged if you miss one- I’m posting more each Saturday for a few weeks.

Please don’t email, text or message me to hold for you or run your credit card. Go thru the cart for each item to pay online so I can manage inventory real time and print postage easily. (see #4 guideline below)

You don’t need  to login or have a paypal account to purchase with a credit card.  Just look below and there is a “pay with debit or credit card” link. Paypal is just the $ processor.


Here are my guidelines and details:

  1. Shipping and tax is included in price. I will not barter or haggle.  The price is set and if the item doesn’t sell one week, I may lower it the next week.
  2. I will not accept checks, money orders or farm fresh eggs as payment. No emails asking me to hold a set or process through emails. When I see your payment info and address in email, I’ll mail your item(s) to you the same week.
  3. As soon as an item sells and payment is confirmed, I will edit the item to say Sold Out.  There is an option to take you back to my blog. I will be updating my blog as they sell so be sure to refresh the page! If you see it’s not marked out as sold and you bought it, I may have 2 on hand.
  4. If you want more than one set, you will need to check out separately in Pay pal . Yes, it’s a pain however, this is so I can’t oversell the item while people are shopping.
  5. If you buy multiples the same day, I may combine in one box or ship separately per packaging/price. – free shipping with one item or many!
  6. I have been a full time demonstrator for 18 years so my stamps get used. Look at photos I post of the back of stamps to decide. They stamp fine even if they aren’t pretty. If I sell a used punch, I test it first to be sure it punches nicely. Sometimes I trim my stamps closer if there is a big edge so it stamps cleaner.
  7. My stamps live in a smoke free home and have never been left outside in a garage or harsh conditions, just like family:)
  8. I will not ship outside the US per Stampin’ Up policy.  These are all retired products and not current catalog merchandise.
  9. Why are wood mount stamp sets more expensive? Because they are HEAVY and cost a LOT to mail!  Most are over a pound and require priority postage, which is now $7.
  10. BE SURE your shipping address is correct in when you pay and check out! That’s where I mail it to. Email me if I am mailing to another address than the one listed.

(All images (c) Stampin‘ Up)

You can click on the image to see them larger!

Remember all prices include free shipping.

Season of Cheer  paper – 50 sheets 6×6 and 7 yards 1″ Cherry Cobbler Ribbon $10  SOLD

colors – cherry cobbler, mossy meadow, night of navy, pear pizzazz, real red, white, soft sky


Into the Woods Designer Paper –  50 Sheets, 6×6 size + wooden fall accents  $10    SOLD

Colors: crushed curry, old olive, early espresso, blackberry bliss, rich razzleberry, mossy meadow, tangelo twist, white and soft suede.


Woodland Walk Designer Paper -44 Sheets, 6×6 size + 10 yds. Early Espresso ribbon $9

Colors Garden Green, espresso, vanilla

Cheerful Christmas Clear Mount Stamp set used + 12 sheets 6×6 coordinating paper $12  SOLD


Presents & Pinecones designer paper, 6×6 size, 50 Sheets + 24 trinkets  $11   SOLD

colors – cherry cobbler, emerald envy, dijon, espresso,  mini macaron, white. Trinkets have silver gingerbread man, holly and bells


Chock Full of Cheer Clear Mount Stamp set (used/trimmed)  + 15 6×6 sheets coordinating paper $10 


I Think You’re Great clear mount stamp set used $10

So You photopolymer stamp set Used $10  SOLD


Too Kind wood mount used  $10  SOLD


Flowering Fields clear mount stamp set  (well used, trimmed) + 25 sheets 6×6 coordinating papers  $10   SOLD


Previously listed, marked down :


Pedal Pusher photopolymer stamp set NEW $8   SOLD


Vintage Verses Clear Mount Stamp Set USED (and trimmed) $7

Hello December 2015 Photopolymer stamp set used $8 SOLD


A little Something  Wood Mount Stamp Set – NEW $10


Make a Cake clear mount stamp set USED $7

Happy Winter single stamp Wood Mount – like new, used once  $9

Alphabet Press Embossing Folder NEW  $4


Argyle Embossing Folder NEW  $4

Folder size : 4-1/4″ x 6-3/8″

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Wow! 7 New Sale a Bration Items Added Today!

Well, Surprise Surprise Surprise!   I woke up this morning to find that Stampin’ Up has added 7 new freebies to the Sale-A-Bation offerings.   With the pretty 6×6 glimmer paper sold out and the tin sold out, I guess they wanted to help us in our final ten days.  Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products, demonstrator kit special (2 extra stamp sets) and extra freebies over $250 ($50 free instead of $25!)

To see the new items on a PDF flyer, click HERE

It looks like there are new item numbers for these so be sure to use the numbers on the flyer rather than ones in the catalog.  Choose one of these for every $50 order you place!

Item Number Description
147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Email me or order online in my store HERE!


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