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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Kim Innis

My favorite all-time in color is one of the current ones--Blackberry Bliss. I am a lover of all shades of purple, and this is one of the best! I have been reading your blog for about 7 years.

Jane Elliott

I'm pretty partial to Green Galore! Congratulations on achieving 20 years. I think I've been following your blog at least 5 years!


I love coastal cabana! Congrats on 20 years with Stampin UP!!

S Shields

Have been following you now for many years and love all your creativity and ideas. My favorite In-color would have to be crisp cantaloupe. Thank you for sharing and keeping me motivated.


I love<3 Coastal Cabana! I tired to order more before it retired and it was already
sold out! :(

Heather M

Purely pomegranate!!! I would have to say I've been following your blog since 2008ish! Love it!


Fabulous idea to display your SU pins! Raspberry Ripple is my all time favorite in color. I have been following your blog for a little over a year now.

rachel schindler

Love me some old olive!!!! I have followed you for about five years! Love all the inspiration!!!! You rock!!!

Vonnie Wilson

You have done an amazing job with SU. Congratulations! My favorite in color was Cool Caribbean! I wish they would make it a regular color in a color family. I have been following your Blog for about 2 years I think.


Cute display board, what a creative idea. Not to mention WOW to all the wonderful achievements. I think one of my favorite in-colors still has to be kiwi kiss. Something about that particular shade of green. Maybe someday it will make a come back. I've been following your blog for about 5 or so years and you are always an inspiration.


Following off and on for a few years but steadily for a few months. Pool party would be my favorite in color. I love your pin display. Amazing.


Hi and Congratulations on 20 years . . . wishing you many more years ahead . . . my favorite in color is Cool Caribbean . . . It's hard to choose just one . . . I've enjoyed so many colors . . . thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Laurie Meier

I have been following your blog for two(ish) years now! I have a sort of ritual in the morning while I'm drinking my coffee and starting the day. There are four stamping blogs that I always look at for inspiration, and your blog is the first one that I look at each day. You have inspired several cards that I have made with your creativity, color combinations, and ingenuity. As far as favorite in-color - while I've liked many in the past - I am really enjoying the new Watermelon Wonder. It is gorgeous!


Strawberry slush is my favorite color. It works well
With so many other colors. Congrats on 20 years!


Coastal Cabana is my all time favorite!!

Chick Alizadeh

pistachio pudding is my all time fave. . .I found you about a year or so ago. . .I love not only your tips and projects. . but most of all how your bubbly personality comes through.. It made one feel like they really personally know you and makes you feel like a true friend. Not only a blog to follow.. WAS SHocked to see you been as it for 20 years. . .what did you do start when you were ten??


Hi Patty! I've been following you for probably 5 or 6 years, maybe a little longer. You are a great inspiration to me! My favorite in color has to be Coastal Cabana. I also liked the Cool Carribean from a few years ago. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Linda D

Midnight muse was a favorite - been checking your blog about 5 or 6 years. Congrats on 20 yr anniversary with Stampin Up!

Kathy O

It may sound bland but I love Crumb Cake. I use it all the time and it is such a great neutral. I have been following your blog for about 4 years now.

Sheila B.

If I have to pick one favorite In Color color, it would be Wild Wasabi. I am so glad it made it into the Subtles Collection! I have been following your blog now for about a year.


Happy 20. Enjoy your blog

Alene H

I've checked out your blog everyday for the last two years. Love it! My favorite color is Daffodil Delight.

kris k.

Baja breeze!! I ha e been following you for about 3 years, when I started stamping. You are one of the very first I found!!

Vicki F

I'm a new subscriber for you. I found some of your ideas on Pinterest and followed them to your blog. From there I subscribed to your e-mail.

My favorite In Color so far has been Strawberry Slush although I've been super happy wit the new Tip Top Taupe. Congrats on your big achievement!


Patty, my suggestion for your corkboard...when you find your 2011 pins, you could add an exclamation point with them. After all, that is quite an accomplishment being with Stampin Up for 20 years! One of my favorite all-time colors is Night of Navy. I have been following your blog for more than 2 years. Keep up the great ideas!!!


Congratulations Patty! I think one of my favorite in colors is the Strawberry Slush. I've been following your blog for four years, ever since I found out about the Stampin Up products.

Amber Callahan

I think my favorite was with the Printed Blooms paper and you made all those little note cards and things and it made great birthday cards. There have been lots though. Thanks a lot and once again congratulations on 20 years

Becky Cantu

Hi Patty! Congrats on 20 years in SU! My favorite color is coastal cabana. I love blues. I'm not sure how long I've been following you, maybe a year but I love your projects and blog! Keep up the good work!!
Becky C

Casey P.

I really like baked brown sugar. And congratulations, that's a big deal! Casey

Jodi M.

My favorite is Cool Caribbean. I've been visiting your blog daily for about 3 months but off and on for a year or so.


My favorite one would have to be pear pizaaz! i think i ended up with two of the stamp pads, because i love it so much. i think i have been following you for about a year or so. i love your creativity.

Sue Root

Seriously? Pick a favorite color? Can't pick a single one, but when Green Galore retired I stocked up on so much of it that I'm still using it! LOL One of my current favorites is Blackberry Bliss. I've been following your blog since February of 2009.

Carole Gaines

I've only been following your blog for a few weeks, but love to see when it arrives in my mailbox! My favorite all-time color is Old Olive.


Hi Patty,
I must have found your blog when you first started it because I have been following for a long time. It is not an In Color, but my all time favorite color in the world is Old Olive. I am going to paint my new scrap room in it. I don't know what I would do if they ever retired it.

Robin Chase

I wish we still had Almost Amethyst. Such a lovely color.


My very favorite color is Bermuda Bay!!!!! Reminds me of Caribbean waters. I have been following you for almost a year. Sorry I missed the other 7.

Kris Dansereau

I started following your blog just 2 months ago when a friend sent me the link. I've enjoyed looking through your old posts.. so many ideas I love!
One of my all-time fav colors is Island Indigo from 2011-13 In-Colors.

Jan Chung

I really loved the colors poppy parade and concord crush; Blackberry bliss is right up there too. Wow... How long??? 5 or 6 years. I like it when you make several cards from one sheet of DSP. Congrats on 20 years!


Congrats Patty, I have just run across your blog and looking forward to checking it out! It looks like you are very creative. I am a beginner stamper and trying to be creative & looking for ideas on Pinterest. That's how I found you. I really like how you made such nice cards with the English Garden DSP idea. Thank you for inspiring me today!


My favorite colors have always been green and pink. Green being my most favorite! Congrats on your 8 years of blogging!


Cork board is great. Maybe you could turn them all into a coffee table!

Vickie Doswell aka okienurse

Oh my gosh...long time. I think I first heard of SU in 2008 while doing a web search and your name popped up. I didn't realize what it was for a long time. I love all the colors but the first I bought was in the first in colors...Cranberry something. I think I am still hording a couple sheets just incase. Thanks for all the inspiration over the years. Congrats on 20 years! Vickie

Susan Nelson

Congratulations on all your accomplishments. I enjoy your blog
and admire your creativity and talent. I don't know how many years I have checked your blog, but maybe 5. My favorite in color I remember is cool Caribbean.

Sandra K. Rowland

Hello and congratulations. I have only recently found your spot, and like many, many of your ideas! My favorites, notice that "s"; are rich deep colors. 1) Rose Red goes with everything and every season 2) Blackberry Bliss-so gorgeous 3) Coastal Cabana-I do love the blues 4) Forest Foliage-such a deep rich pine with blue undertones. Thanks so much.

Karen Gibson

fav in color of all time is Crushed Curry. I'm happy it made it into the color families. Congrats 20 years. I've been following your blog for the past 3 years. It is wonderful! You do an awesome job!

Sue Miller

Hi Patty, I hope this is what I'm suppose to do to enter your Specials! Congrats on 20 years. I love SU! I'm rather new & green but I'm going to keep going with it. I watch all your videos that I find. I love your creativity & your designs. You make the videos seems so easy!

JoAnn Porter

Congratulations on 20 years and here's to another 20 years of creativity!!

Suzy S.

Congratulations on 20 years with Stampin' Up!!! I really liked the In-Color of Purely Pomegranate (2008). I really should have gotten more of it!! I'm glad that some of the others have made it to the regular color list these days!

I have been inspired by your blog for the past 4 years. Keep up the great work!! Thanks for all the details you show!!

Karen A.

I have been following your blog about 2 years.
My all time favorite color was certainly celery.
I do miss it.

Dawn Kelly

I have been following your blog for about a year. I love to look at it daily. My favorite color would be Crisp Cantalope.

Gay Ferland

Congrats Patty!!!
I love 2013 In Colors.....Concord Grape, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, etc.

Kathy Hendrey

Patty, I found your blog a couple of years ago. I enjoy your helpful ideas! I love pink, so Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Pink Pirouette are some of my favorites.

Debbie Hughes

My favorite color is Lavender Lace!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!


Hi patty, I would love to win this blog prize cuz my favorite color
is coastal cabana. I stocked up & hope they bring it back one day.
Thank you!

jeannette van

I have been following you for about 4 years and love so many of your ideas. My favorite color is Pool Party, although Strawberry slush is a close second. Thank you for sharing your ideas.


I only just recently signed up to follow your blog by email but I see your posts on FB and have been checking those out for about a year. My Mom is always linking to tutorials of yours in the attempt to help me increase my card making I feel like I've been following you for at least a year!! (and that's a good thing!). My favorite In-Color was Wild Wasabi...which is now part of the regular color collection...yay!

Janet L.

I love Pool Party! I try to use it as often as I can. Thank you for your creative ideas and enthusiasm. Thank for a chance to win!

Sue C

Love following your blog. Great way to present 20 years. Fav color is Crisp Cantaloupe.

Joyce Spear

Let's see, I guesstimate that I first found you around 2008-09. Favorite color of all time? It's a toss-up between Lavender Lace and Strawberry Slush. I'm usually a purple person, but the more I think about it, the more I like Strawberry Slush!
Love your giveaways -- they make me think!

Connie T

My favorite color is rich razzleberry

Diana Reinhardt

I love the cork board idea, and can see so many uses for it. Favorite SU! color is Certainly Celery. I don't know how long I've been following your blog; it's been a while, and I have learned so much from it!


Congrats on 20. That's a big deal. Been following you for about 4 years, I think. My favorite color was Pistachio Pudding. Thanks

Lynne Phelps

Delightful Dijon! I love golds and ochre sand have been mourning the Los of more mustard for a long time!

Shirley Qu

Cool Caribbean was my very favorite SU color. I
have been following your blog for about 6 months.Thank you for all the inspiration and for a chance to win blog candy.


My all time favorite is "Old Olive"

Tina Olney

Melon mambo is my all time favorite. I've been following you for about 6 years. Love your blog, congrats to you!

Sarah Biswabic

My favorite color is Strawberry Slush and I have followed for about a year.

Betty Reider

I've been following you for almost 3 wonderful years and luving everyminute! Well if I have to pick just one color (I like so many of them) I guess it would be Calypso Coral.

Tami Black

I know what you can do with the pins when you find them and with the new ones -- extend your cork board to make an exclamation point! What an accomplishment! Congratulations to you!
My all time favorite color is So Saffron -- can't get enough of it and I should probably be getting a new pad and marker because mine have been so well loved and used.


My favorite color is not quite navy - it is very versatile. I've been following your blog for almost 3 years now and just love each and every post!!


I recently found your website on Pinterest and love, love, love it. Love the videos, and all of your cards just love everything. Keep up the good work and I will look to you for more inspiration. Thank you!

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