Category Archives: My Digital Studio

Today Is The Day! New Stampin’ Up! Catalog Goes Live!

New Stampin' Up! Catalog 2015-16

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for!  What can be more exciting than a new Stampin’ Up! Catalog?! It is live today, June 2nd. Please be patient if you are ordering today. I know from experience on such a big day there are often computer glitches and high traffic, but usually if you wait a bit, sometimes half a second, sometimes a couple hours, things will settle down and you can catch a break and get in. I know Stampin’ Up! wants the experience to go smoothly for everyone, but we can all understand the excitement of the first day of a new catalog!

New Stampin’ Up! 2015-16 Annual Catalog PDF

Stampin’ Up! Online Store

Today, June 2nd, is the ONLY day you can order from the outgoing Stampin’ Up! Catalog, the Occasions Catalog (also the last day for this catalog), and/or the NEW Catalog! Any carry-over products from the old catalog that are in the new catalog, if there is a price increase, will be the old price. Also, if you have a large order ($150 or more) or workshop with friends, and you order on June 2nd, you will receive the same Hostess benefits you are accustomed to. Beginning June 3rd, these change a bit.

  • If you can’t find a category for an outgoing product, just put it in the search box.  The categories are made for the new catalog – ie. Digital.

Here are some new catalog updates from Stampin’ Up!

  • We’ve identified a sizing error with two of our Designer Series Paper Stacks, and have opted to not offer the following two collections at catalog launch:
    138435: Neutrals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
    138436: Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
    We do not expect a long delay in getting these items up to our quality standards and will let you know as soon as they are made available for ordering.
  • The Watercolor Wishes Card Kit (item 140406; p. 80 and p. 155) will not be available for purchase until July 2015.
  • Page 110: Item #138946
    Under the Project Kit header at the top of the page, the Tin of Cards Stamp Set price is incorrectly listed as $16.00. The correct price is $17.00.
  • Page 142 Item #139003 Sahara Sand is incorrectly listed as one of the colors in the Bohemian Cardstock Pack. The correct color is Delightful Dijon.

My Digital Studio Banner 2015

And let’s not forget My Digital Studio!!!  I feel very sad that this is the end of MDS. I was at the Convention when they announced it and demonstrated it and ordered the software as soon as it was released. I think the original price was $80 so if you can buy it now for $13.97, you know you are REALLY getting a deal!  The software comes with a tremendous amount of content and you can choose any other downloads you would like, including some Project Life cards and stamp brushes (stamps). Today is the last day to make any purchases, of the software or any downloads you want, or order any printing you want done, but support has been extended until June 9th. If you want just a few downloads, you can use them with other design software on your computer – for example you could print a stamp greeting and use it on a card. I will have more information for what follows for MDS users a little later.


JOIN Stampin’ Up! June 2 – 30 and receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS of your choice with the purchase of the Starter Kit for $99 (choose $125 worth of merchandise for your kit!). You will love being a part of Stampin’ Up! and you can choose to build your business in the manner that works for you and your family.

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 2 2015


Email me at today if you have any questions and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Remember, today only you can order old and new merchandise! What a fun day!!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE!

Star Wars in Golden Canyon in Death Valley

Golden Canyon Star Wars MDS

Made in Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio

May the 4th Be With You!  Apparently to Star Wars lovers everywhere May 4th has become Star Wars Day (#StarWarsDay).  Who knew? And now that I am on the mailing list for Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley, I received an email the other day highlighting May 4th as a good date to visit Death Valley where some scenes from the original Star Wars movies were shot. The email describes the scenery in Death Valley as “otherworldly”  which is a perfect description. At times you look out and think you are on another planet or the moon or who knows where! While my family thought some of the sites we visited looked like locations for Star Wars, we didn’t know the movie makers had actually shot many scenes there!

Just this past March we took a trip to Death Valley, CA with two of our children. Although I was not enthused about the trip in the first place, Death Valley National Park turned out to be magnificent (as all national parks we have visited have been)! The scenery is awesome and majestic, to say the least, and the setting so isolated and different than most of us ever see. You would certainly want to check the temperatures and weather before you plan a trip as it was hot enough when we were there in mid-March! The wildflowers were in bloom, and of course at higher elevations the temperature was just about perfect!

Any trip with my husband has to involve hiking, nothing major, but just easy hiking. In Death Valley there are plenty of canyons to explore. We went to the ones we could easily reach with our rental car and one of the best is Golden Canyon. It IS “golden” inside and around every corner is another incredible view. Now we wish we had known about the Star Wars filming there so we could have looked for the exact spots. As I looked through my photos again to see if anything matched one particular view we saw online, I thought of making a page in My Digital Studio with this photo of my son and seeing if I could give him a Star Wars light saber! This Stampin’ Up! software is easy to learn and use and with a few punches filled in with color and grouped together, I had a light saber! Then I added a text box and happened to have a Star Wars font I could use for the title! I didn’t attempt the proper clothing, but I’m happy with what I made! I can have this printed out into an 8 1/2″ x 11″ scrapbook page or frame it as a picture.

Stampin’ Up! will no longer be carrying My Digital Studio in about a month, but you can still purchase the software and/or any of the downloads just to have and use yourself. Just because Stampin’ Up! will no longer sell it or support it doesn’t mean we can’t use it!  The software comes with a ton of content plus you can add any downloads that you particularly like from the vast selection. You can even use just the downloads on your computer. It’s not just for scrapbooking so you can get a lot of use out of My Digital Studio in many ways, such as cards, flyers, photo books, party favors, calendars and more. Print projects yourself or take them to any print shop after Stampin’ Up! stops offering printing services.

To check out My Digital Studio, just click HERE.

Only $13.97!!

Extra My Digital Studio Downloads!

All discounted 30%! No shipping!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for April 28, 2015


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal April 28 2015

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Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for today, April 28 through Monday, May 4, 2015. Wow, is it really going to be May so soon??! Three fun punches, especially the Sweetheart Punch for hearts.  Hearts are like stars – you can always use them!! I just used the Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape on my card I posted yesterday. This is your chance to get the Fry Box Die at a discount which will make all kinds of cute projects! Pick up some of the gorgeous Hello Honey ribbon before it is gone! And if you haven’t yet tried the Fast Fuse Adhesive, you might want to give it a try with the discount. It might take awhile to get the hang of this adhesive, but I think I have it now and I’m liking it. It’s a little more temperamental than SNAIL Adhesive, but it sticks really well.

Click on the photo or links above to shop.  You can add these items to a regular order along with any current, retired or Clearance Rack products.

You can also add My Digital Studio software or downloads to your order! Remember, My Digital Studio (MDS) is going away, but it doesn’t mean you can’t own it and use it. If you buy the software you will have PLENTY of content to keep you busy for a long time, but you can also choose any of the extra and newer downloads that appeal to you. The good thing about MDS downloads is there is no shipping charge and you can access them immediately!

And I would especially suggest you get the Project Life digital downloads! Not only can you scrapbook and make other projects digitally with these, but if you own the physical card kit and want more copies of a certain card, you will be able to print your own with these downloads.

All MDS downloads are discounted 30%!

Check out the Stampin’ Up! Retired List!

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Last Chance Lists & More!

Stampin' Up! Retired Products

Yesterday was kind of a crazy, rushed day to say the least with the Stampin Up! Retired List coming out, new Weekly Deals, the Stampin’ Up! website crashing, and an eye doctor appointment to go to in the morning when all this was happening!

So let’s slow it down and take it one step at a time today!

Here is the official Stampin’ Up! Retired List that came out yesterday.  Just click on the links. The print is small and you’ll probably need to zoom in to look at it online.  But keep reading.

  • Retiring List PDF  (this list has been updated since yesterday with x’s in the boxes of products that are Not Available).
  • Retiring List Larger Print Sorted By Page Number (This one is not updated with unavailable products and a few page numbers may be incorrect). But if you want to mark your catalog, this one works better!
  • Easiest perhaps:  Just go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE and you can scroll through the products.  Anything Stampin’ Up! is no longer selling will not be listed or the product number will not work.  Lots of discounts!

Retiring products will only be available until June 2, or while supplies last.  Due to high demand, retiring stamps will be produced by Stampin’ Up! until May 26.

My Digital Studio

My Digital Studio is being discontinued by Stampin’ Up! much to the chagrin of many customers and demonstrators. BUT, if you are interested, all digital products are discounted! It’s not too late to buy the software and have it, especially since it is discounted.  You get SO MUCH CONTENT to use. You can use it to just print out words or greetings.  You don’t even HAVE to use it to scrapbook. Make cards, make party favors, calendars, photo albums, just print out a stamp you don’t own. Check the downloads and see what you want. You CAN use it without the software, but gee, the software now is only $13.97. Such a deal! Even if you just have it on hand!

Clearance Rack

New items were added today on the Clearance Rack, not too many though! Check it out and add anything you want to your order along with your retired items.

New Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for April 21 – 27. Add them to your order along with Retiring Products, Clearance Rack, My Digital Studio, everything!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal April 21 2015

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Let me know if you have any questions or need any help with your order! If you see accessories you want, especially, be sure to order them SOON, so perhaps you won’t miss out! Stamps you have a little more time on!  Email me:

Have fun shopping HERE!




This Is It, Stampers! Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration 2015 Catalog

Remember soon after Christmas when we were so excited to see new non-holiday stuff, the new Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure announcing the biggest promotion of the Stampin’ Up! year?! And now today Sale-A-Bration, at least, comes to an end!

In case you are new to Stampin’ Up!, Sale-A-Bration allows you to choose a FREE product from any of the Sale-A-Bration choices with every $50 that you spend with Stampin’ Up!  Buy $50 in merchandise from Stampin’ Up!, choose one free SAB item!  Buy $100 in stamping supplies from Stampin’ Up!, get two free SAB items! Spend $150 in stamps, paper, ink or accessories and get 3 free SAB products PLUS $25 in Hostess Dollars to buy MORE! No limit to Sale-A-Bration items! You have all day today to shop, but don’t wait until the very last minute!  Expect the Online Store to be slow at times and there could be some glitches.  BUT probably better than years ago!

Here are your Sale-A-Bration Choices:

Sale-A-Bration Original Brochure

New Sale-A-Bration Choices

Even More Sale-A-Bration Choices

If you are undecided about your purchases and need a suggestion or want more SAB items, here’s an idea!  You can order the prepaid 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription (or more), save $5 on the price, and since it is over $50, earn a free Sale-A-Bration item! Just add it to your regular order. Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will have access to any available past kits if there is something you liked that you missed.

Paper Pumpkin Logo 3 mon Prepaid SAB

You can also purchase My Digital Studio downloads for a little extra (get the Project Life downloads and be able to print out more cards for your memory-keeping!).  Check the Clearance Rack.  Check the New Arrivals (the newest stamp sets introduced recently).

Some people simply stock up on card stock, ink refills, adhesives, or order In Colors or anything they think might be retiring soon and beat the rush!

There are some Stampin’ Up! products that are not able to be ordered today because the backorder is so long, Stampin’ Up! has turned off the product number.  This is only so the customers don’t have to be frustrated with an undetermined wait time due to circumstances beyond SU’s control. So if you try to order something that you KNOW is current and it won’t come up, that could be why. These can change, for better or worse, at any time. It’s rotten that it has happened during Sale-A-Bration. But that’s life! Just make another choice for now and perhaps your desired product will become available a little later on.

And here are the new Weekly Deals for March 31 – April 4, 2015:

Weekly Deal Mar 31 2015

Pretty exciting to see the Big Shot Magnetic Platform on the Weekly Deals!  I use mine all the time with my Framelits. I love the Word Bubbles Framelits, they just look fun to me when I use mine! Good items discounted this week!  Put them on your Sale-A-Bration order today!!

Time to shop! Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and put in your order.  Then choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration items and add them to your order.  The website will prompt you if you forget. Email me at if you have any problems or questions or need me to put your order in for you. Remember, the earlier you can get your order in, the better. Just in case there are any glitches with all the last minutes orders going in today!

Happy Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration!

Shop Stampin’ Up! Online HERE Today for Sale-A-Bration Rewards!!  Last Chance!!

Stampin’ Up! Updates

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Mar 24 2015

Here are the current Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for Tuesday March 24 through Monday March 30.

Also, last week when I was on vacation, there was an announcement about My Digital Studio (MDS). This program has been evaluated by Stampin’ Up! and determined that this product has not been as successful as Stampin’ Up! had hoped.  Therefore, it will no longer be offered after May 31, 2015. If you own MDS you can certainly still continue to use it and have your products printed anywhere other than the SU printer. Stampin’ Up! will no longer offer support, although if you ask your demonstrator about any questions or problems, we may be able to find out the answer for you within our demonstrator community. Be sure you have downloaded all the downloads you have purchased (I need to do this!) before May 31 and it is suggested you have everything backed up because you will not be able to go back to Stampin’ Up! to download again. You can use the SU Printer up until May 31 (I need to do this too!). I hate to see MDS go, as do a lot of demonstrators and customers, but I didn’t use it as much as I intended to and maybe that was true with a lot of people.

However, for your memory-keeping, we do have Project Life by Stampin’ Up! created by Becky Higgins that is very easy to use! Stampin’ Up! continues to bring us exciting new products so while I am sad to see MDS go, change is a part of life and stamping! Just be sure you purchase any downloads (or the software) before May 31 and if you have any projects you have made but not printed, have them printed by the SU printer before May 31. You can always print things yourself or have them printed at other local businesses.

Remember, Sale-A-Bration comes to an end March 31, a week from today!

Oh No!!!

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal Oct 14 2014 & More

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Oct 14 2014

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Here are the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of October 14 – 20, 2014. It’s a good time to stock up on the Decorative Window Gift Box for those holiday treats you might be giving to neighbors or even treats for a few special people at Halloween. You can even cover up the clear window with some punches and stamping.

Check out the Weekly Deals and save a little money!

Christmas MailboxHave you already signed up for my Stamping With Karen Mailing List?  If you have, then you are already receiving my email series “12 Weeks of Christmas” every Wednesday, a special gift only for my mailing list subscribers. If you are reading this blog post and you are not on my list, go ahead and sign up today! Not only will you begin receiving the “12 Weeks of Christmas” but you will also receive a free gift of creative gift-wrapping ideas! Sign up in the red box at the top right of my blog! Next Christmas issue comes out tomorrow!

Gentle Peace Card


Don’t forget about this beautiful new photopolymer stamp set, Gentle Peaceif you are looking for a religious stamp set for Christmas. It will be beautiful embossed and colored in with Blendabilities. Or stamp (or emboss) in one color with no coloring. You will have a beautiful card regardless perfect for Christmas.

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set     #139523   Price $15.95

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal Sept 2, 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Sept 2 2014

Here are the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of September 2 through September 8. If you haven’t tried the Stampin’ Up! clay, this might be your chance!  Get the molds and the reinkers to color the clay – or get the reinkers for your ink pads while they are discounted! And how timely is the Back To School Ensemble Digital Download? Whether you have little ones going off to school about now or you still have all those “first day of school” photos tucked away in boxes somewhere, you can make a photo book or scrapbook pages, digital or traditional, with this Back To School download. Use it with My Digital Studio or whatever design program you have on your computer. You CAN get a trial version of My Digital Studio to use for 30 days and try out. It’s the full software and has some content and you can purchase any downloads you would like to use with it. But my suggestion, for the low price of $19.95, just buy the software and go for it!  You get an amazing amount of art and content on that software! I suggest the digital download version of the software My Digital Studio is easy to learn just by playing with it, plus there are plenty of tutorials online from Stampin’ Up!

Check out all the Holiday Catalog products and more in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store HERE!

If I missed sending you a Holiday Catalog or you are interested in Stampin’ Up! products and don’t have a Demonstrator, just email me at and I’ll get one out to you.  The best way to enjoy the Holiday Catalog is to hold it in your hands! But you can also see it online HERE.

It’s Time For the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog!

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2014

Did you wonder if this day would EVER get here?!  The day the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog goes live?! Let the ordering begin so you can get on with your holiday cards and projects! Not just Christmas, but fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween and other fun things! Lots of kits for those who don’t have time or supplies! New products, such as a Gift Box Punch Board!

Here’s a little gift tag card I made in minutes with the Festival of Trees stamp set, some Brights Candy Dots, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, and a greeting stamp called Good Greetings that you can earn FREE! Just host a $300 party or place your own $300 order!

Festival of Trees Tag Card

Don’t miss the Festival of Trees Bundle with the stamp set and NEW Tree Punch!

Good Greetings Free Stamp Set

Contact me if you want to have a Christmas card party or other fun night or day out with your friends! Now go enjoy the brand new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog! If you are one of my regular customers and didn’t receive a catalog, please let me know.  And if you don’t have a demonstrator and are interested in Stampin’ Up! products, please contact me at  I would be happy to get a catalog to you!

Today is the LAST DAY for the Short & Sweet Offer:  Become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator by purchasing the Starter Kit for $99 and choose an EXTRA $25 in product!  Get $150 in product of your choice for only $99 (regular offer $125 in product)! Click HERE for my link to get started!  It only takes minutes to purchase your Starter Kit online and become a Demonstrator. Then you will be emailed a password to get in to the Demo Site and begin your training and look around and see all the resources available to you to start your own business! Choose items from the Holiday Catalog for your Kit if you like!

Shop my Stampin’ Up! Online Store for all your stamping needs!

It’s Tuesday! New Weekly Deals at Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 19 2014

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Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! for the week of August 19 through Monday, August 25. Be sure to check these out and add them to your order! Or start your order with these new things and add on other new items from the catalog! I see it as a sign – I believe this is the second time for the Squares Framelits to be on this list and I didn’t order them the first time.  Maybe I better start a new order with these on it! The Honeycomb Embossing Folder has been very popular, you’ve probably seen lots of cards made with it. Of course I love all punches, so at a discount I certainly recommend getting the Elegant Butterfly Punch to have on hand. Sometimes a little butterfly on a card or project is just what it needs! Thinking ahead to Christmas cards, you might be interested in a little sparkle from the Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details.

You might wonder about the Vanilla Coaster Board.  Stampin’ Up! describes it this way:  “Thinner than chipboard, but sturdier than cardstock. Perfect for die cutting. Neutral color makes it ideal for embossing and stamping too.” One thing that comes to mind for me is using it for a mini album cover. But I haven’t used it yet.  Maybe I should put it on my order, too!

Remember, the digital downloads, like the Travel Journal Digital Kit, for My Digital Studio, CAN be used without the MDS software. But if you want to have My Digital Studio on your computer and have all that it offers, you can purchase the software download (recommended) or the disc if you prefer. You can even just do the free trial for 30 days. Check out My Digital Studio and see if it is for you!

Check out all the Weekly Deals at my Stampin’ Up! Online Store and the New Arrivals, too! Don’t miss a thing! Remember, I am always happy to put your order in for you if you prefer!




August My Digital Studio Downloads! Check Them Out!

My Digital Studio Downloads Aug 2014

Check out these new digital downloads for My Digital Studio! You might notice you can get the Love Story Digital Project Life Cards and print out as many as you need! Instead of weekly, new downloads will come out monthly.

Today is the last day for Weekly Deals!  Great day to buy some ink pads!!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal Aug 5

Click on the link above or the photo for more information about the products. Let me know if you have any questions!

And of course, don’t forget about the Big Shot & Bundles opportunity!  Buy a Big Shot, choose a free Bundle. Or if you have a Big Shot, purchase a Bundle (or more than one!) for 15% off. Check the Bundles and prices HERE in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Big Shot Bundle Promo Ad

Stampin’ Up! Helps You Get Punchy! New Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal July 15 2014

Here are the new Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for July 15 – 21. Get Punchy! Check out all the punches on this deal! And how about some products to use for embellishments:  Gold Baker’s Twine, Melon Mambo Ribbon, and Mini Metallic Clothespins! I have loved the Gold Baker’s Twine! It adds a bit of glitz and glimmer to your projects AND you can unravel the twine, take out the gold thread and use it separately like I did in THIS POST.

Also, remember that through My Digital Studio downloads you can access retired stamp sets and papers that you might have missed before or find you could use now. You can even use MDS downloads with other programs on your computer. So if you missed or used up the Summer Smooches designer paper before, you can purchase the download now and print out the paper plus the other items in the MDS kit.

New Project Life products now available:

The following products are now available:

Check back tomorrow for a Paper Pumpkin special for new subscribers!

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Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deal June 17 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deal June 17 2014

Here are the current Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals for the week of June 17, 2014, good through Monday June 23. Be sure to check them out while you are placing your order for the newest merchandise in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog. Also, check the Clearance Rack and time you are ordering and see if any new items have been added.

Remember, the new photopolymer stamp set Calling All Heroes is available under “New Arrivals” in my Online Store.  Mine just came last night!  I will try to get a sample made and post it for you soon!

Calling All Heroes Stamp SetHave fun checking out the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals and all the fun and new products from Stampin’ Up!  Go to my Stampin’ Up! Online Store now!

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals June 3 2014

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals June 3 2014

Even with all the excitement over the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog going live yesterday, Stampin’ Up! still has some deals for you today!  These Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals are good today through next Monday, June 9. You might want to add one of these items to your new catalog order!

Instead of offering new downloads for My Digital Studio every Tuesday as in the past, Stampin’ Up! will offer new downloads the first week of every month. Here are the latest digital downloads: