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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Tina B.

My all-time favorite In Color is Blackberry Bliss!!!! I can't remember how long I have been following your blog, but it is at least 3 or 4 years. Congrats on 20 years! Tina :)

Alicia W.

Congrats Patty! My fav is Cherry Cobbler and I've been folloeing you for about 5 years. P.S. Love the flowers in your garden!


Hi Patty,

I am admiring your beautiful pins and the cute way you have displayed them. You must be so proud of what you have accomplished during your time with Stampin' Up. I have been stopping by your blog for about four years. I tune in to see what you are up to each day, and I always come away with inspiration and new tips and tricks of the trade. The color that I love is Blackberry Bliss. It is such a deep, delicious color. So proud of you, Patty.
Best wishes, Karren

Mary e

I've been visiting your blog for at least 3-4 years....always a happy and inspirational experience! My all time favorite in-color was coastal cabana. So sad it's retired. Wish I was able to purchase more card stock before it sold out!!!

Micheline Lueken

I think Strawberry Slush is my favorite. It's so delicious. And I've probably been reading your blog since you started it.

Kar-Lyn Scholz

Great idea to display your pins! And a great giveaway, these colors will always be my favorite!

Sheila C

Congratulations on 20 years! I have liked many In-Colors, but I would have to say my favorite has been Pool Party. I found your blog about a year ago. Thanks for posting so frequently!

Val W

Wow, look at all those pins! So nice to display them, rather than sticking them away in a drawer. If you sew, you could make a mini quilt with enough squares for all your pins leaving room to grow. Use all solid colors so your pins are the focal point. If you could get fabric colors to closely match cardstock colors that would be cool, or just use black and white checkerboard style.
My favorite in-color was in the first set issued--Cool Caribbean.
I have no idea how long I have been visiting your blog, but I'm thinking it must be about 5 years.

Michelle Cordell

Congrats on your 20 years! I have found your blog about 8 months ago. Love your facebook pictures great ideas. One of my favorites is gumball green.

Liz Stillman

It's so hard to choose just one color that is my favorite. Aren't they all your favorite for one reason or another? I will say Lost Lagoon. It's such a pretty color. I think I have been following your blog for about 2 1/2 years. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.

Tiffany Schmitt

My all time favorite in color was Cool Caribean!! And it's close second is the newly retired coastal cabana!
I've been following your blog for about a year. I love all of the inspiring ideas you share!


Crazy but I love Kraft. It goes with everything and every color. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cathy Zaramba

My favorite color has to be Taken with Teal. I have been following you for around 2 years. I just love all the ideas I get from you.

Marty L.

I love pool party. I've been following you for about 2 years!😀

Nancy M

Very nice job on your board; it looks cool! (Is that a word any more?? lol) Anyway, my most fav. color is prob. Melon Mambo but I really can't say bc I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE so many of them!!! I am only picking one bc I HAVE to. LOL Thanks for the chance to win. I've been following you for a few weeks/months.

Cindy Otto

Love your idea for your pins. My favorite color is Pretty in Pink. I have been a Demonstrator for 8 years and I'm pretty sure your blog was one of the first I started following. I would say, 7 years. I have learned so much from you. Thank you!


Blackberry bliss is my favorite. I'll be stocking up on refills & cardstock before it retires. I've been following your sight for several years don't know for sure how long. Thank you for all your videos and projects you share.

Donna Fetter

Hi Patty,
My all time favorite, Coastal Cabana. I have been following your blog for about 18 months. Congrats on your 20 years. :)

Lynne Ernst

Love the pins. What a fun way to display.

Favorite in color has been Baked Brown Sugar. I am been following your blog for about 4 years.

Teresa Bartley

Hey, Patty ! Congrats on 20 years !!
I've been following your blog for about 5 years, now, and still look forward to seeing it everyday..
My fave In color would have to be Strawberry Slush !
Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy !!

Patty Warren Little

Hi Patty, I don't have a favorite color yet but I love your blog. I am new to this and have been following your blog since November 2014. Thanks,

Doris D.

My favorite in color is Wisteria Wonder. I have been following your blog for about 2 years and get so much inspiration from you. Congratulations for 20 years with Stampin' Up.

Sandy Ollar

Patty, My favorite color of all time is Olive Green. I have been following your blog for over 2 years now.

Sandra Schroeder

My favorite in color is the new mint macaroon and I have just started following your blog. I found you while watching another youtube channel and yours popped up. I have been watching the youtube for just a short while as well.

Patti B.

My favorite is Crisp Cantaloupe.. I just find it so refreshing for spring summer and fall. I have been following your blog for about four years now. I love your videos.

Dale Barbur

What a great idea for pins! I never know what to do with them but can't resist collecting them. Thanks to you, I now have an idea. You have so many wonderful projects you share with us. I've been following you since I discovered your blog, about two years. Having to choose a color is difficult, but I would choose Crisp Cantaloupe.

Lynn Gauthier

First of all; Congrats again! How awesome for you!!!
Second of all; Holy Buckets of pins Girl!!!
I have been following your blog for about 3 years now. Seeing all your gorgeous cards and projects sure helped with the stress, worry and pain of my Mom having terminal cancer. After she passed, I became a SU Demo myself.
My FAVE In-Color was Coastal Cabanna.
Thanks Patti for sharing with us...and many, many more years of SU to come!!!!

Kathy Follmer

Okay, my favorite color of all time is Green Galore. I first saw you at a SU! convention in the Bay Area, I can't remember where and you were demonstrating how to make a lot of small cards, 3 X 3 out of a paper pack. I've been visiting your blog ever since.

Linda Jatzo

I have been following you for less than a year, but love your blog! Great ideas and information! Thanks! My favorite color is Coastal Cobana. Keep on keeping on!


I have been following you about 8 months. My favorite retired in color is probably baked brown sugar. Congrats on your anniversary!! Love how you're displaying your pins!!

Barbara Youngs

Congrats on 20 years! I've been following you for about 3 years. My favorite color is any shade of blue.

Becky Richter

My favorite color is Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. I like the 20 pen board. Thanks

Rose Thygesen

I just started following your blog this it! Favorite color, that's tough but I do love blackberry bliss. It seems like my favorite colors keep changing though.

Melissa Blankenship

I love ALL the in colors that just retired. Congrats on 20 years!

Judi Sparks

Great bulletin board. You may have only been blogging for 8 years but you have been 'pinning' for 20!!! I love the new Watermelon Wonder. It is so rich! Oh yeah, I have been following you for about 5 years.

Teresa 🐾

Gumball Green is the best color! I am a 3 month follower with many more to follow.

Stephanie S.

Wonderful idea to put your collection of pins. Always will be able to enjoy. Fab blog candy. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sue Cicero

I don't know if Cherry Cobbler was ever an 'In-Color' as it my all time favorite SU color. If not, it's midnight muse. I've been following your blog about 2.5 - 3 years and lovin' it. Love your board. What an accomplishment! Thanks for all the information you pass on to us through it.

Edna B.

Clever idea to display your pins. Now you can work on the next 20 years. My favorite color is probably pumpkin because it will work for fall, for a guy card, and so many other things. But love the Real Red too. But then I could go on and on and on. I really like most of them and have them. I haven't had a computer for that long, but I'd say I've probably watched your blog for 4 or 5 years. Glad I found it. Edna B.

rosemarie calpin

Been following you for about two years I do believe. Being rather new to stampin'up my favorite color is gumball green with raspberry ripple a close second. That is quite the collection of pins you have. Again congrats on your milestone!!

Carolee McCaslin

I think Pool Party has to be my all time favorite!! I have been following your blog for several years and I check it daily:)


My favorite color is Black Berry Bliss. I think I have been following your blog for about four years. I love your tutorials you make everything understandable.

Jennifer Candelaria

I'm fairly new to SU since I found your blog about a year ago. Love all of your projects! Congrats on a great milestone! My fave was Coastal Cabana but I gotta say, Tip Top Taupe tops my list now. Great blog candy and thanks for the chance to win!


I've been following your blog for about 6 years, and am impressed with how you always seem so in-synch with what your customers need to know, perhaps before they would even think to ask a question, you answer it or show the technique or new product!
I will always love Coastal Cabana.

Mary Ann S.

I've only recently discovered your blog this year. My favorite In Color was Baja Breeze which later became a regular color (followed by Groovy Guava).

Sharon Wentz

Baked brown sugar for one. Lucky limeade (In Color? Idk) And not sure how long following your blog...a few years at least. By the way, the new Mint Macaron is VERY close to the old Sage Shadow...another of my favs...and yes, I still have some!

Kathie D

Patty, I have been following your blog for about 2 years. I really enjoy all the tips, tricks and inspiration you so graciously share. It's so fun to see 20 years of pins! Great job on the display!
Favorite color: Tempting Turquoise

Lynn M.

Wow, I think I found your awesome blog over 3 years ago and you've been my go-to demonstrator ever since! My favorite in-color is probably Strawberry Slush. thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Babe O'Mara

I've been following for 2 years or so. Love what you did with the pins. My favorite color of all time is Cherry Cobbler. I just love it.


Congratulations Patty!! Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy. I've been following your blog for about a year and my favorite all time in-color is Pistachio Pudding!

Tina Olney

Melon mambo-all time favorite and I've been following you for about 6 years. Happy Anniversary!

K Fisher

Coastal Cabana is a favorite. I have been following your blog for about a year. Thanks for the chance to win!


I've been following your blog since SU introduced MDS! I won that from you (wonderful blog candy) & have been hooked on the program & YOU! My favorite color has to be Cranberry Crisp...that's an oldie. Congrats!


I just started following your blog. I enjoy your creativity. My favorite In Color is Strawberry Slush. It is so vibrant and versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carrie Naley

My favorite color is Pool Party and I've been following you for about 3 years. Thank you for offering the blog candy!

Veronica petracchi

Ok so I had to go back to saved emails of projects. The first one I have is your fifth avenue floral on April 17th, 2010. So that's when I started following. I really have loved the Pink Passion. I couldn't get enough of that color!


I've been wanting to make a board for my pins - thanks for sharing yours, and congratulations on 20 amazing creative years with Stampin' Up!

Minerva French

Congratulations on your 20 year SU demonstrator milestone. My favorite "In-Color" of all time is Baja Breeze. I was so happy when it became one of the "Regular Subtles Collection" colors, and then I was so very unhappy when is was hoo. I've been following your blog for a little over three years.


Wow! That's a lot of pins! They look great displayed in that frame - so much better than in a drawer:-). I've been following your blog 2-3 yrs. (I think) and my favorite In color is Coastal Cabana! I miss it already!

Sarah Biswabic

My favorite color is Strawberry Slush and I have been following you about a year.

Melissa S.

Great idea for your pins. Thank you for the chance to win some great goodies.

Rita Y

My favorite color is old olive.

Beth Beaty

I think I have been following you for 4-5 years. A favorite color is so hard - when Real Red first came out, it was definitely it. Then I found myself using Not Quite Navy so much. Now maybe Blackberry Bliss.


Too hard to pick one color - I love so many of them !! I have been following your blog for about 5 years. I so look forward to your blog every evening!! How you come up with a new idea to share with us every single evening of the year totally amazes me - you were born to create !!!!! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with all of us every evening.

Pat S.

I think that I found your blog around 5 years ago and have been following you ever since. Thanks very much for sharing your creativity with us. It's hard to pick just one of the In Colors, but I'll choose Blackberry Bliss!


I have been following your blog from the beginning. I first fell in love w/ your flowers you posted and things about your parents :-) I think I'll go w/ Poppy Parade on the color although this years colors are awesome!

P. Stanley

Very impressive Patty! That's a LOT of pins.

My favorite all time In Color is Crisp Cantaloupe & Pistachio Pudding - those two together or seperate - really going to miss them!

I think I have subscribing to your blog for over 3 years, I know I was thrilled to meet you at my one and only convention in 2013 and I had been subscribing for about a year then.

Judy Ford

Great idea for displaying your pins. I had to do a little research to see what all of the In Colors were going back to 2006 and since my favorite color is green, I had to choose one of the greens. So, I choose Wild Wasabi which I use a lot. I also tend to like bright colors, so melon mambo and Bermuda bay are right up there in contention. Would love to win the blog candy because I didn't get the retired cardstock before they were all gone. I only have the variety pack. Congrats again on 20 years!

Judy Ford

Almost forgot - I have been following our blog for probably 5 years. Love your ideas


I like cool Caribbean or any of the blues! I've been following your blog for about two years. Thanks!

sandra eiss

I love Coastal Cabana, watermelon was a close 2nd. I even did my Christmas cards in Coastal Cabana. Gotta love it. I have NO idea how long I've been following you, hahahahaha. I'll give it a strong 3 or 4 yrs.


Carolyn Stoenner

I hope that I can still comment even though it's the 19th. My favorite color is Coastal Cabana. I've been following your blog for a few months now. Love your ideas and videos! Congratulations on 20 years. Love all your pins. They represent a lot of hard work. Good for you!

Paula Richards

My favorite would be Baja Breeze.

Martha Herrera

Love the cork board! what an awesome idea!
Congratulations on your 20 years with SU!
I've been following you for about a year or so, and my favorite color is Coastal cabana.
Thanks for the chance to win.


What a neat idea of displaying your pins on the cork board ! It is hard for me to say which of the In Colors I liked the most. There are really none that I don't like. I guess I would have to say the Crisp Cantaloupe. I believe I have been following your blog for almost 4 years now and I love all your tips, tutorials and creative ideas. Thank you.

Elaine H.

My favorite In Color has been Coastal Cabana. I usually try to avoid the In Color inks if possible, but I couldn't resist that one. I have been following your blog for a little over a year.

Susie B

I've been following your blog for just a couple years and you are always one I get inspiration from. Thanks you for doing what you do and "cheers" to 20 more!! My favorite all time in color has got to be Limeaid...O, I miss that so much :)

Janet B.

Well, I'm a new follower. Maybe a couple of weeks or so. :) I haven't had the opportunity yet to try the colors but if I were to pick by just looking at the colors and had to only pick one it would be Melon Mambo. (It would be hard to choose just one, though)


Happy 20th Stampin' Up! Anniversary!!! My all-time favorite In-Color is Coastal Cabana. I'm not sure how long I have been following your blog, but I would guess at least four years.

Penny Hanuszak

Congratulations on 20 years Patty. You're an amazing, amazing gal, and I so love visiting your blog. One of my biggest thrills was sitting behind you at the 2013 convention. I liked that you were so down to earth and "just one of the gals". Awesome! One of my most favourite past projects was your Watercolour Rose Video. I love roses, so this one struck a cord close to home. Thanks so much for this and all the other wonderful projects over the years.

Susan Stanphill

My favorite color is the new color this year Melon Mambo.

Donna S.

I think I would choose Pool Party. I seem to be drawn to the blue family. I have probably been following your blog for the past 8 years. I also remember you teaching the watercolor coloring technique with the Fifth Avenue Floral set. It is one of the reasons I started buying ink refills.

marylee Foster

Super pin display! You are a great value to those whose lives you touch. Those are such yummy colors. Love 13-15 in colors.

Patricia Poudrier

I've only been following you for about a year and a half. Sadly, I didn't know about you until I became one of your downline :) My all time favorite color is Pistachio Pudding! What a lovely green!Thank you for the chance to win and congrats for all of your successes and achievements! :)

Pam Schweitzer

All time favorite color is Gumball Green. It's hard to use any of my stash but for a special occasion. I have been following your blog for about 2 1/2 years. I always enjoy seeing your flower pictures in the spring, living in NW Wisconsin we still have snow, it's so refreshing !


My favorite color is Pool Party! I have been following your blog since about 2008. I love all your ideas!

Susan b.

I actually have two pear pizzaz and wisteria wonder! I think I have been following you for about 7 yrs ! 💙 love yor blog thanks!

Karen Tenney

My favorite in color is Island Indigo----so glad they kept it! I've been following your blog at least six years if not more.

Carol McCarty

I've been following your blog for about 4 years. My favorite color is an oldie, Summer Sun.

Susan Berry

What a great idea the cork board to showcase your SU pins, 20 years what an accomplishment for you. I would have to say my favorite in color coastal cabana. I have been following you for over a year and look forward to it and love your upbeat music before your videos.

Sheila owen

Wild Wasabi, although crushed curry is close. I have followed you about 4 years. So glad I found you!

Sharon Tyler

A friend hooked me up with you several years ago. I have followed you faithfully since. I love all your ideas and have used many of your cards just tweeking a little so they would be mine. I love Melon Mambo but my all time favorite was Night of Navy. I went thru so many packages of that. Congrats on your 20 yr. anniversary. Continued Success to you!

Sandra K. Rowland

Congrats on 20 years in the business of art, friendship, and creativity. Fave project - you have convinced me that I have a real need for Watercolor Wings stamp set with your presentation of that recent project. Have only recently found your blog. Thanks for sharing so much of your "self" with everyone. Also, love your Dad's watercolors.

Jean S.

My favorite color is Coastal Cabana, so sorry to see it retire. Congratulations on 20 years.
Thanks for all your great ideas

Lori Souter

hands down....concord crush...still love that color..i bought several packages because I can't be without this color, ever!!


Old olive, following around 1 yr, so enjoy your work and your kindness for sharing....


I love pool party! I think I've been reading your blog for at least 3 years!

Li Payne

My absolute favorite was Brocade Blue. You could start the number 30 with all you new pins. Happy 20th!

Dayle Schenk

My favorite in color is blackberry bliss so I hope it can stick around. I've been following your blog for about 6 months now and so glad I found it! Thanks for all the inspiration!


Hi, Patty! I think I like coastal cabana the best. I'm pretty new to your blog; I've been following you for about eight months. Thanks for the chance!

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