It's a Celebration! 20 Year Stampin' Up! Anniversary!!!
Final Blog Candy offering for 20th Stampin' UP! Anniversary

What do you do with 20 Years of Stampin' Up! pins?



More Celebrating...

20 years with Stampin' Up!, More Blog Candy Prizes, and a fun cork board project for you today!


So I had this "bright idea".... gather all my pins from Stampin' Up! events and achievements from the past 20 years, and display them on a cork board... I thought.. easy peasy.. spell out 20 and display it... BUT... when I started to lay out all the pins I quickly realized there were WAY more pins than I would need... so... I just filled in the 0 :)  hee hee..

I'm missing all of my pins from the year 2011 (have NO idea where they are)... when I find them, and get my pins at the Stampin' Up! convention this summer for 2015, I'll have to figure something else out for all of those pins!  Any suggestions?



 The frame is a very light-weight wood frame from Michaels and I spray painted just the perimeter with some black spray paint I already had, then I cut down the cork sheets and glued them to the wood - thank you for everyone on Facebook who suggested the E6000 glue.. it worked perfectly!

OK, Now on to the Blog Candy Prize!!!

If you'd like to win this selection of 5 packs of retired In Color Cardstock, my gently used 5 retired In Color Markers and 3 retired DSP stacks, LEAVE ME A COMMENT and tell me your favorite In Color of all time AND how long you have been following my blog... There is no wrong answer, but I've only been blogging for 8 years... so hopefully you won't say 20 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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That is so cool! Congratulations!

Jackie Funk

I liked Lucky Limeade!


I loved Cool Caribbean!! And I've been following you for about 5 years. Love your blog!

Katie b

Great way to display your pins. As I started looking back at previous in colors it is interesting to see how many have become part of a color group. My all time fave are pacific point and crisp cantaloupe. I have been following your blog for about four years. Thanks for all your time you put into blogging.

Kathy T

Yours was the first SU blog that I found, so I think I've been following you for about 7 years. I just love all the colors, retired or not. Lol


i loved the crisp cantalope and i think i have followed your blog about 2 years now keep up the good work

Roberta Timmons

Favorite in color is Coastal Cabana.
I gave been following your blog for 3 years.

Debbie G

Beautiful pin display.... I have been following your blog for 7 yrs now. I have loved a few colors but my favorites are Pool Party & Crisp Canteloupe

Mary Rodgers

It's hard to choose just one favorite retired color....Midnight Muse and Coastal Caribbean are right up there. I've been following you for about 3 your ideas. Congrats on 20 years!


What an unique way to display your achievements. I know there will be many more. I think the color that has stuck with me is Soft Suede from 2009-2010 and still with us. A go to color for so many projects. I have been visiting your blog for at least 6 to 7 years. Always a joy to keep up with your family and projects. Enjoy and stamp it up.

Linda C.

Pool Party is my all time fave! I have been lurking around here for 2 to 3 years!!!!

Paula in Maryland

Oh, Fabulous Pin board! Thanks for showing how to make it, I need a little one by my computer. My favorite In Color was Tip Top Taupe now it's Mint Macaron. I know I know I'm a Girl...I can change my mind, hee hee I've been following your blog off and on since 2010 maybe Fall of 2009 so, 5ish years. Lately I've been checking it daily. Got in on your Paper Share which is Fabulous and I am enjoying. I love your ideas...Inspiration! Enjoy your day of Celebrating 20 Years with SU Patty!

Christy C

I have been following you for about 3-4 years! You are the first blog I check each morning! Thanks for so many creative ideas!


I have 2 favorites, Night of Navy and Old Olive but if I have to choose 1 it would be…Old Olive!

Wendy Varron

I love your cork board! My favorite in color of all time is Pear Pizzaz from 2010-2011. I've been following your blog for the past 6 years.

patti moffett

Following since I began stamping about 5 years and many $$$$

Favorite color of all time Sage Shadow

Janet Swofford

My all time favorite color would have to be Cool Caribbean! Such a beautiful color! I have been following your blog at least 5 or 6 years.Thanks for all of your amazing tutorials! I have learned so much from you!


I just returned to stamping from a 7 year absence. Loved all the 2013-2015 colors--so delicious!!! Strawberry Slush is the winner for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win more of my favorites.

Beth Daniels

Love the cork board. Thanks for sharing how you did it. I have been following you for about 3 years. You have so many great ideas. My favorite color of all time was Concord Crush. It wasn't around for long. My favorite current color has to be Old Olive.

Tracy Palenik

My favorite retired color would be Crisp Cantaloupe. I've been following your blog for about a year! I loved seeing all your pins!! So cool! I hope you find the 2011 set🙏🙏🙏

Mary Ann Ely

That's a greatway to display your pins.I hope you find the restof them..My favorite retired color would be coastal cabana. I only started using stampin up for about a year,so I would sayI have been following your blog for about 11 month,sinceI'm a newbie,lol..... I sure found the right one. You are the best. So very glad I found you. Have a great day Patty


I have been following your blog for 3 - 4 years. I would have to say my favorite color is strawberry slush at this time. I really love color so it is hard to choose just one. Thanks for all of your wonderful inspiration over the years!!

Melissa Flieg

Congrats on 20 years with Stampin' Up. I've been following your blog for 4 years or so. My all time favorite color is Cool Caribbean.


Tip Top Taupe tops my fave list. So easy to use for any occasion card. Love following you and your inspiration.

Jenny Fulton

I really love, and will miss, Coastal Cabana. Such a great color among many. I have been following your blog for about 4 years. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Shirley Stachowiak

I have to pick just one favorite color? I guess it would be soft suede, it is the color I find myself reaching for over and over again. I have been a faithful/daily reader of your bloc for the past 4 years! So glad I found it!

Laura Longueira

Strawberry Slush-love the color and the name! I can't remember how long I have been following you-4 years or more? Love the pins!

Christina Thurlow

Cute cork oars idea! Love it! I found you about 2 years ago and favorite in color is crushed curry! So happy it's a regular color!

Tonya Denton

Calypso Coral would be my favorite! Congrats on 20 years with SU!, WOW! I've been a follower of yours for about 2 years and you are an inspiration to us all! :)

pat preszler

Coastal Cabana is my favorite. Years ago I saw your tutorial on the Fifth Avenue Watercolor Roses and have been checking since then!

Joan S.

Favorite in color was melon mambo (guess it was popular and that's why it's a regular color now!) I've only been following about 6 months, but love your ideas and especially love your inspirational swatchbook.

peggy dianne bell

my favorite is coastal cabana . I have been watching your blog for years. you are very talented, check every day to see what you have posted.

Julie Kight

Congrats! I have been following you since March when I started with Stampin' Up!. My fave color so far would have to be Watermelon Wonder with Coastal Cabana a close second. I would love this blog candy as I tried to get more cardstock and they were all gone.


I love the idea with your pins, I do have one suggestion, though. I think that if you spray painted the corkboard black as well, you would be able to see the pins much better. As for in colors, I really love strawberry slush and coastal cabana, also really loved gumball green. I really hated to see them all go!


forgot to say that I have been reading your blog for 4 or so years!


I think I have been following your blog for about four years. Favorite color is old olive--thanks.

Deepa M.

Hi Patty! You should make a double row out of the 2 with the extra pins - or you can attach lengths of ribbon and add pins along the bottom of the frame. My all time favorite color has to be coastal cabana, before that it was certainly celery for a long time. I've been following your blog since the early days (late 2007) and remember all the flowers you had cut out for your convention swaps in 2008. Congrats again on the milestone! How fun to see all the pins from over the years.

Sara Nell Langland

Hi, Patty. I'm not commenting for blog candy, I just have a suggestion for your pins (I love your idea BTW). When you find the lost ones and get your new ones from convention, just square off your numbers. That should use them up and keep your 20 intact. Then you'll have to start a new corkboard for 21 and beyond!

Becky Bakley

I love what you did with your cork board. All my Disney pins are on cork boards too, but I did not make it look special like yours. My Office has 7 cork boards of the Sorcerer's Apprentice from Fantasia.

I am really a blue person, so I would say Brilliant Blue.

I have been following you since 4/4/14 - have enjoyed every minute of it.

Sandy Curtis

I would have to say Crisp Cantaloupe. It's so hard to choose just one! I have been following your blog for about 3 or even 4 years now and I LOVE IT!! Such great projects and stamping techniques that you share to help all stampers no matter how long they have been at it! Thanks for all you do and I look forward to more!!

Sandy C.

Brooke Hicks

Well my favorite In Color is from 2011 now in the subtle collection; "Pool Party". 2011 is the year I found you as well.

Ginger Grogan

I've been following you for 4 years. Love your creativity. Thx for the chance.


My favorite in-color is Crisp Cantaloupe... and together with Watermelon Wonder it will make a wonderful fruit salad... haha.

Mary Ann H.

My fav In Color is Pistachio Pudding. I have been following your blog about four years since I "saw the light" and was introduced to SU! Thank you for the blog candy!

Kathy O

Crisp Cantaloupe--still my fav!!
Congrats on a wonderful career!!

Mary Grunder

I love so many different colors it's hard to pick just one - so I'll cheat a little and go with two purples - LOVE the combination of Wisteria Wonder with Concord Crush! I have only been following your blog for a few months - you have great ideas! Congrats on your 20th anniversary!

Caroline Ridenour

Hi Patty, I've been following your blog for about 3 yrs. I think, so it's probably 4 ha ha! Time flies by so quickly. My all time favorite color is Lucky Limeade, adore it. Just recently tragedy struck and my marker went dry, boo hoo! Luckily my demonstrator came to my rescue with a reinker. So funny because my favorite color is blue, but there's just something about lucky that I love. Thanks so much for a terrific blog with great ideas. Congrats and blessings on your 20th anniversary.

Nancy Plymale

My all time favorite color is Summer Sun... Nancy P...

Pam stewart

W/out a doubt my fav color = more mustard!!! Woo! HOO! I have been blessed to follow your blog for all 8yrs, I think?! & I ❤️ It!! I'm ALWAYS inspired! U r an awesome SU demo Patty. 😎 here's to another 20!!! 😑


Cool Caribbean, it's an oldie but a goodie. I have been following your blog for around 6 years.

Emma S.

I still dream of Cool Caribbean. That will ALWAYS be my favorite. I guess I've been reading your blog for about 4 years!

Blanca Gonzalez

Hi Patty, I've only been following you for a year now and I love your work. I use a lot of the examples and change it up a bit to make them my own. But my favorite In Colors are Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz. I love the combination of the two together. I created some Baby Shower cards with these two and they looked lovely.

Kathy Riebel

I have been following you off and for 5 or 6 years. I love all the Stampin Up! colors and have to add all the new ones every year but I use the Bold Brights more than any other ink pads. I really love Melon Mambo and Temping Turquoice.

Christine Geary

Just one?! Could I pick one favorite from each In Color group?!! There are so many favorites and some of them have found their way into the current color palette; yay! But if I HAVE to choose just one I choose Cool Caribbean and hope that someday it too will be a part of the ongoing color palette.

Denise S.

I have been following your blog for at least five years. I enjoy your non- Stampin' Up! stories too like the swarm of bees that tried to make a home in your yard and Jason had that cool lei made out of money when he graduated and all your flash back photos. I have tried many of your techniques that you have shared and I get quite a bit of inspiration from your blog. My favorite In Color is Gumball Green. It was so rich and bright and went well with everything.

Denise Bryant

Wow... that's a lot of pins! The only thing I can think of to display them is to make a wall hanging banner to put them on. I had one I made of black felt and hung from a decorative wooden rod.
Cool Caribbean is my favorite, and I have been following you for about 5 or 6 years I think.... I always look forward to seeing your lovely creations and your beautiful flowers!

Christine Geary

Oops! I was so consumed with deciding my all time favorite In Color I forgot to tell you that I have been following your blog for just a little over a year. I follow several stamping blogs but yours is the one I go to FIRST whenever I have time to check in to see what's new.


My favorite color was Concord Crush!! I've been following your amazing blog for about 4 years now.
Congrats to you~ Keep up the great work!

Judy Whitaker

My favorite In Colors is Strawberry Slush. I have been following your blog since March of this year.

carolyn s

Hi Patti, I have been following your blog for years, I just love your creativity. My favorite in color of all time was probably Cool Caribbean, and I love Blackberry Bliss. thanks so much for all you do, and Congratulations on 20 years with Stampin' Up!


Hi Patty like the cork board idea--will need to try it out. I would have to say that my favorite colors have been the ones that just were retired. Those were such a nice combo. I do like Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush-they are such refreshing colors. I have been following your blog for about 2*3 years and I have to say it has been an enjoyable journey. Thanks for all you share. Rachel

Iona Schlaupitz

I have been following your blog for about a year and a half now and my favorite In Color would be Gumball Green (Cucumber Crush is close). Congratulations Patty on your 20 years and love the cork board.


I think you should paint your cork board black so your pins pop! My favorite in color was wisteria wonder (I think that was the name) and I have been following you since November 2014.

Terina Sprague

Hm. I think blog candy is the best type of candy, well maybe! ;) Favorite in color is Strawberry Slush, I just think it's the perfect pinky color! I've been following your blog for about a year. I just discovered and became a demo in SU about a year ago.


Congratulations on 20 years - a remarkable achievement! My favorite in-colors are the ones that just retired. I'm truly in mourning over Coastal Cabana being retired. I've been following your blog a long time, probably 5 or 6 years.

Randee S

I found you about a month ago and have been following you since. My favorite color is Not Quite Navy. Cute way to display your pins. TFS

Kathy Messer

I'm rather a newbie follower, maybe 2 - 2 1/2 years now? But Christmas being my favorite time of the year, Old Olive is right up there at the top. Congratulations from the east coast!

Roxana Hill

Hello Honey is my favorite and my go-to color. I hope it makes it to the regular colors next catalog. I'd gone to your posts here and there the past couple of years, but actually following your blog and receiving your emails, only about a week and a half! So glad I caught on and now get to see your fabulous ideas every day. Congratulations on your 20 years; hope you keep on keepin' on!


20 years, YAY!

My Fav is Baked Brown Sugar, just the nicest shade of brown. Then Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, and Crisp Canteloupe.

Love them all, they all mix so nicely, and they sound and look DELICIOUS!

I have to figure out what the little packs of paper are, didn't see them before. (And they were there for 3 years! so pathetic, lol.)


Congratulations on 20 years of doing what you love. Thank you for sharing so many of your great ideas.


Wow, congrats on your 20 years of inspiring and teaching crafters how to have fun!!! I have way too many In Colors to name but two favorites are Strawberry Slush and Pool Party (even though I missed out on Strawberry Slush I love the color and the name!!).

As for adding more pins to your adorable cork board display, you could add more along the inner right hand side of the number 2 so that it almost looks like shading!

Robin Chase

Dear Patty,

My favorite color has got to be Strawberry Slush. It just kinda grows on you and it's so versatile.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Robin Chase

Congratulations on your 20 years of success! I've been viewing your blog for about 4 years and I've found so many good ideas here. Thanks so much!

Patty Elliott

Finally I found the right place to comment. Only a couple of years on your blog. Love your ideas and cad making talent. My fav retired color is crisp cantaloupe. Wish I'd ordered a refill or two before they were gone. The paper and ribbons are versatile with lots of colors. Thank you for being a great demonstrator!


Whoops, forgot to say that I've been following your blog for several years after I found out about it at one of your Open Houses! Love all the video tutorials!

Jolene isom

Never would have thought on could have so many pins :) I have been following your blog for about 3 years and one of my favorite in color color is primrose petals.

Christine T

Coastal Cabana is such a vibrant color -- for both my daughter and me. I have been reading your blog for a few measly weeks!


Coastal cabana, love, love... Then crumb cake - goes with everything ... And happy Melon mambo😃. Love all the colors that retired, sniff!

Such a wonderful milestone you have accomplished! Congrats to such a nice person and many stamping years ahead! I think I found your blog about 5 years ago😊

Tania Smith

i've been watching your youtubes and following you on facebook for a few years now. congratulations on 20 years. i'll miss most of the colors that retired but my fav out of them was strawberry slush and crisp cantaloupe.

Andrea H

I think you could double your row all the way around the "2" on your pin board so it won't look so thin next to that full 0! Hard to pick just 1 color...I really like the ones that just retired! I found your blog 2 or 3 years ago & have enjoyed it since!


Hi, Patty: congrats on 20 years with Stampin' Up! and thanks for the great tip on what to do with all the 'pins' one gets as a demonstrator. I've been with Stampin' Up! for 10 years and have a small collection of pins myself. I found your blog about five years ago and have been a faithful follower ever since - I love your cards, tips and videos; they are a terrific resource and inspiration! I think my most favorite In Color (other than the ones they 'brought back' during the recent Color Renovation) has got to be Coastal Cabana. I miss it so much already.

Doris Douglas

Congratulations on 20 years Patty !! I have been following you for many years now. I love every color of SU cardstock but I especially love Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Cameo Coral. Would love love love to win this blog candy give away ! Thanks Patty !!

Doris Douglas

Deanna T

My favorite was and still is YoYo Yellow.. So bright and happy!
I found you about 3 years ago.. Maybe happy I did!

Janice George

I fell in love with Blackberry Bliss and I have only been following you for not quite a year yet. But LOVE all the ideas and hints you have provided. Thank you, thank you and Congrats!

Carol B

I have been following your blog for about 5 years. I would have to say that my favorite color would be either Midnight Muse or Bashful Blue. I miss them both.

Marian Biegel

Hi Patty,
Try to check your blog daily if I can. Been looking for awhile. Favorite color was crisp canteloupe.
Marian Biegel

Audrey Rollins

My favorite colors are melon mambo and tempting turquoise
I also love strawberry slush and coastal cabana.
i've been following your blog and also following you on YouTube.
Love all your great ideas!

Katie S

My favorite in Color of all time is COASTAL CABANA!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!
I have been following your blog for close to 2 years, I love how you give alternative out of the box suggestions for the products!!

Pam Dean

My favorite is coastal cabana. I have been following your blog for about 5 years. Congratulations!

Chris S

Hi Patty, congratulations on 20 years. My favorite color is calypso coral. I'm fairly new to SU and have been following your blog for 1 year. As to ideas on how to use your other pins, spell out SU or box frame the 20 with your extra pins.


I've been following for about 3 years I think. And I really liked melon mambo, glad it's a regular color now!

Patricia Allison

Happy Anniversary... Day two! Following for about a year... Found you on Pinterest... Read daily for wonderful ideas and techniques! Favorite in color:crisp cantaloupe!


I think I have been following your blog for at least 5 years. Thank you for your ideas and inspiration! You totally ROCK!
I suggest you get a second frame and cork and the spell out SU! with your additional pins. Favorite color of all time...I'm sorry but I can't narrow it down to one. My go to color before it was retired was Mellow Moss (remember that color?)...then it was Certain Celery...followed by Old Olive.
Congrats on your 20 years!

Beth K. Mills

What a beautiful display of pins! I have been following you for a little over two years now, discovered you about the same time I was thinking of becoming a demonstrator. I will truly miss Coastal Cabana. It works so well with Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo.

Adrienne West

I'm always awaiting your Blog posts...I enjoy them very much! I'd say my fave In Color has been Strawberry Slush for sure :) My good friend, Tina Lewis, introduced me to your Blog about 6 years ago and I am forever grateful - you are an inspiration!

sherry Conrad

Great blog candy even if it is retired items. I think I have been with you for 7 years. You are one of the first demonstrators I check out each day. I'm a hobby demo so I get a lot of my ideas from you. Thanks for the chance to win!

sherry Conrad

Oooôps' my favorite color is pear pizaaz!


Ballet Blue and following about 2 years.


Not sure if Baja Breeze was one of the In Color but I haven been and still using this color whenever I can. Close to this color is Marina Mist. I am not sure when I started following you but I have visiting whenever I need an inspiration and you never fail. Thanks for that.

Janice M

Great idea! My husband has all of his Disney pins on our cork board -- we already need another one!
I am very new to your blog -- maybe a month or two? Your ideas/suggestions are fantastic!
My favorite color is More Mustard

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