The Retiring list has been posted. Some items sell out very quickly. In fact, I should have posted this in the morning. Don’t delay!

Click here for the Occasions Catalog Retiring List.

Click here for the Annual Catalog Retiring List.

You will see lots of Bundles on the list. Bundle prices are no longer carried over to the next catalog, so don’t get fooled. Just because a bundle is listed, it does not mean the products are retiring.

You will also see a lot of card stock, stamp pads, and ink refills on the list. Stampin’ Up! needed to update the molds they use to make the stamp cases. It was also time for a color refresh. After careful consideration they decided to make all the changes at once rather than make changes this year and then make more changes next year. I’m so glad they did! So there are some of my favorite colors retiring and I am so sad to see them go. But there are lot of even better colors that will be introduced and even some favorites from previous years returning. Yay!

I loved the way Stampin’ Up! showed the array of colors in the 2017-18 Annual Catalog on page 183. They didn’t do that this year, but here’s my version of it with the new colors.

Click here do download the full-size chart.

Again, when you see collections on the list, it may mean that just a few products in the collection are retiring.

But some of my favorite products really are retiring.

Everyone who has ordered from me in the past year will get the new 2018-2019 catalog, so now is a great time to order from me!

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The products are not special Sale-a-Bration items, rather special Sale-a-Bration prices (with special Sale-a-Bration  items numbers).

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20180216_SAB18-2_en-US Stampin’ Up! has released new products for Sale-a-Bration including Eclectic Expressions, the Blossoming Basket Bundle, and some gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

Click here to see the whole brochure.

Click here for the stamp case slips, the large label for the DSP and the case insert

Click here for the stamp case slips, the large label for the DSP and the case insert

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The new Occasions 2018 and Sale-a-Bration catalogs are now live!!! Yippee! I have posted the labels, stamp case slips, case inserts, and other organizational tools. And the Evernote notes are now in my Current Products notebook. I share that notebook. Just email me to request an invitation. If you are already sharing my notebook, just open Evernote, make sure it starts synchronizing, and those new notes should start showing up automatically. I will be moving the retiring products out of that notebook and into my Retired Products notebook soon. I share that one too, just ask.

But all those tags in Evernote may need some organizing too. They’ll show up for you listed individually and alphabetically. You can group them together in categories so they are easier for you to find. Everyone has their own way of sorting, but this is what makes sense to me. You will not have access to change the tags themselves, but you can organize them they way you want. Or drag them all into “Tags by Bev”, close the category, and you won’t have to see any of them.

When you copy notes to your own notebook, you can edit the tags all you want. I didn’t mention in the video, you can rename any tag you have created and Evernote will automatically rename them in all the notes! For instance, I could right-click on say… “treats” and rename it “Treat containers and tags” and the “treat” tag in You’re So Sweet” will automatically be changed to the new “Treat containers and tags.” Is that cool or what?

My list of tags can be found  below, but I wanted to also share some videos from Stampin” Up!

There are more videos about products from the Occasions catalog here.

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So here is my list of tags. I admit as I was listing them, I realized I should reorganize them a bit better so I did. This is the way I have them now.

Tags by Bev

  • Adhesives
  • Background
  • Badge
  • Big Shot
    • Dies
      • Bigz Die
      • Edgelits
      • Embosslits
      • Framelits
      • Thinlits
    • Embossing Folder
  • Border
  • Bow
  • Bundle
  • Cash & Carry
  • Catalogs (I’m listing just a sampling. I have a lot of catalogs listed!)
    • 15-16
    • 16-17
    • 17-18 (These are the annual catalogs)
    • H 16
    • H 17 (These are the Holiday catalogs)
    • Not in catalog
    • O 16
    • O 17
    • O 18 (These are the Occasions catalogs)
    • Retiring Soon
    • SAB 17
    • SAB 18 (These are the Sale-a-Bration catalogs)
  • Clear Blocks
  • Colors
    • All Core Colors
    • Brights
    • In Colors
    • Metallic
      • Gold
      • Silver
    • Neutrals
    • Regals
    • Subtles
  • Content
    • Alphabet
    • Angel Policy
    • banner
    • Events
      • anniversary
      • baby
      • Back to School
      • belated
      • best wishes
      • birthday
      • Christmas
      • Condolence
      • Congratulations
      • Easter
      • Engagement
      • Father’s Day
      • friend
      • get well
      • good luck
      • Graduation
      • Halloween
      • Hanukkah
      • Mother’s Day
      • New Home
      • New Year
      • Retirement
      • Shower
      • St. Patrick’s Day
      • sympathy
      • thanks
      • Thanksgiving
      • valentine
      • wedding
    • Invitation
    • Numbers
    • Tags
    • Themes
      • encouragement
      • kids
      • love
      • masculine
      • music
      • Nature
      • nautical
      • outdoor
      • prayer
      • praying for you
      • travel
      • weather
    • to from
    • treats
  • Cutting
  • Embellishements
    • Bling
    • Buttons
    • Embossing Paste
    • Embossing Powders
    • Ribbon
    • Trim
    • Washi Tape
  • Envelopes
  • Evernote Tips
  • Frame
  • Gifting
  • Heart
  • Heat Tool
  • Host
  • Ink
  • Kit
  • Labels
  • Line Drawing for coloring
  • Memories & More
  • Memory Keeping
  • movement
  • note cards
  • Organization
  • Paper
    • 6 x 6
    • 12 x 12
    • Card Stock
    • DSP (Designer Series Paper)
  • Paper Piercing
  • Pens
    • Stampin’ Blends
  • Planner
  • Positioning
  • Precision Base Plate recommended
  • Punch
  • Scallop
  • Scrapbooking
  • Simply Scored
  • Specialty
  • Stamps
    • Clear Mount
    • Greetings
    • Photopolymer
    • Wood Mount
  • Tools
  • Versa Mark
  • Translations
    • Dutch translation
    • French translation
    • German translation
    • UK variation

Some other tags I use for the products I own.

  • Try this!
  • #1 Wish
  • Demo this!

What tags do you think would be helpful? Are there some you think I should add?


Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up!


Well, any time is a great time, but especially during Sale-a-Bration.


Click here to join my team. (Don’t click the links below to just buy at my Stampin’ Up! store. Click the supply list and use that after you click here.

Tips and Suggestions

When I was signing up to be a demonstrator, I needed to call the wonderful Demonstrator Support people at Stampin’ Up! I got stuck and thought I was locked out. I didn’t know these details.

  • You can choose any products.
  • Your starter kit must be at least $125 in products but you can not get your whole wish list in that first order.
  • Your order cannot go over $125 more than the value of your least expensive item. Confusing!!! That means if you could remove the least expensive item and your total is still over $125 you have to remove something from your list. But you don’t have to hit $125 exactly. If you go a bit over $125 you will just pay that extra bit.
  • Once that order is started you should complete that order. You can’t go back and start over on the website since their system already has your first order and you don’t yet have your demonstrator number to get back to it. If you get stuck, just call the wonderful and helpful people at Demonstrator Support like I did. (800) 782-6787 They can help you go back to your order.
  • It takes a few days to get your paperwork processed. Then you will have a demonstrator number and you can go back and order all the rest of the items on your wish list at your demonstrator discount price.

Here are some Starter Kit suggestions.

Most of these bundles assume you have no stamping supplies except scissors and adhesive. Each bundle gives you a sampling of stamps, ink, paper, envelopes, and embellishments to make lots of cards and other paper crafts. Each list would be great for a beginner stamper or a new demonstrator. But don’t click these links to buy at my store. Click for the supply list and use that after you click here.

Stampin’ Blends Marker Bundle

Customers can’t buy these just yet, but you can become a demonstrator and get the whole set delivered to you right now! And you’ll only pay $99 for them.

Petal Palette Bundle

It would be nice to add Shimmer Paper, #101910 to this bundle, but that would take you too far over $125

Daisy Delight Bundle

Label Me Pretty Bundle

Lemon Zest Bundle

Basic Tools Bundle

Or perhaps you want to get a “Big Ticket Item.”

Big Shot Bundle

Plus any one Framelit or two Texture Embossing Folders.

$125.00-$150. Remember you will need to pay anything over $125.

Stampin’ Write Markers Bundle

I didn’t know that if you buy the whole set of Stampin’ Write Markers in the 38 core colors at once they come in a wonderful sturdy case that stores each marker horizontally in its own little space. And there’s room for extra pens like the In-Color markers, Project Life Journaling Pens, and Blender Pens.

Stampin’ Up! does not sell this case separately. I wish I’d known before I bought my Stampin’ Write Markers in bits and pieces.

$125 with one of the In Color sets.


If you have been stamping for a while. I’m sure you already have your list. Get whatever you want. Just remember it must add up to $125 or just barely over. Save the rest of your list for your next order.

Your Choice Bundle

  1. Pick one Designer Series Paper

2. Pick one card stock pack (One of these or a single color pack – $8)

3. Pick any four stamp pads (on pages 184-186).

4. Pick a set of Stampin’ Write Markers.

5. Card stock and envelopes in either Very Vanilla or Whisper White.


6. Pick one stamp set and if you select Clear or Photopolymer set, you will need to get blocks.

  • Badges & Banners 17-18 26

Wood 141605 $27.00 Leaves $8.50 for more products.

Clear 141610 $19.00 B & C Leaves $9.50 for more products.

  • Basket of Wishes 17-18 125

Photopolymer 142200 $17.00 B & C Leaves $11.50 for more products.

  • Birthday Blossoms 17-18 80

Wood 139167 $27.00 Leaves $8.50 for more products.

Clear 139471 $19.00 C & D Leaves $7.00 for more products.

  • Celebrate You 17-18 72

Wood 143775 $25.00 Leaves $10.50 for more products.

Clear 143778 $18.00 D & E You will go $3.00 over.

  • Country Livin’ 17-18 144

Wood 141922 $20.00 Leaves $15.50 for more products.

Clear 141925 $15.00 D & E Leaves $0

  • Flower Shop 17-18 28

Wood 130939 $24.00 Leaves $11.50 for more products.

Clear 130942 $18.00 C Leaves $10.50 for more products.

  • Good Vibes 17-18 169

Wood 143740 $27.00 Leaves $8.50 for more products.

Clear 145080 $19.00 E Leaves $4.50

  • Grown with Love 17-18 22

Wood 143684 $29.00 Leaves $6.50 for more products.

Clear 144433 $21.00 B & D Leaves $6 for more products.

  • Happiest of Days 17-18 70

Wood 143793 $25.00 Leaves $10.50 for more products.

Clear 143796 $18.00 C & H Leaves $2 for more products.

  • Just Add Text 17-18 167

Wood 143931 $25.00 Leaves $10.50 for more products.

Clear 143934 $18.00 C & D Leaves $9.00 for more products.

  • Milestone Moments 17-18 71

Photopolymer 142954 $21.00 G & H Leaves $14.50 for more products.

  • One Big Meaning 17-18 131

Wood 138788 $27.00 Leaves $8.50 for more products.

Clear 139420 $19.00 C & H Leaves $1 for more products.

  • Playful Backgrounds 17-18 150

Photopolymer 141920 $16.00 D Leaves $11 for more products.

  • Stylized Birthday 17-18 80

Wood 141828 $10.00 Leaves $24.50 for more products.

  • Vertical Greetings 17-18 50

Wood 141873 $27.00 Leaves $8.50 for more products.

Clear 141876 $19.00 G & H Leaves $3.50 for more products.

  • You’re Priceless 17-18 160

Photopolymer 143760 $17.00 A, B, C Leaves $11.50 for more products.

Here are the Clear Blocks you may need.

Depending on your choices, you may have a bit extra to select. You must spend at least $125. If you go a bit over, you will have to pay the difference. If there is something you can remove and still be over $125, you will have to remove it. So it is helpful to look for inexpensive items to get to that sweet spot. Look at adhesives like Stampin’ Dimensionals, Baker’s Twine or other ribbon, Washi Tape, or embellishments. You may want to buy one of the blocks that is crossed off above. Or buy an extra pack of envelopes, another ink pad, or ink refills.


I am eagerly awaiting these catalogs. The products will be available to customers starting January 3. Demonstrators have been able to pre-order the products for about a month. (If you like getting a jump on new products and if you like to save money, click here to find out how!) I have been working on my labels, case inserts, stamp case slips, and other organizational tools to share with you. I’m also ready to add the new Evernote notes to the Current Product notebook.

I order a new catalog for myself so I know when they are delivered to my customers. They are now listed as “Shipped” so I think I can post the labels, etc. I will wait until January 3rd to make the Evernote Notes available. Demonstrator support told me that the notebook is so close to posting the catalog online that it would violate the demonstrator policies.

A HUGE thank you goes to subscriber Lynette Gaines. She has caught a number of errors on previous resources I’ve made, so I asked if she might be willing to edit before I published the files. Boy, am I glad she was willing to do that! I’d made more than the usual number of errors this time. If you see any more errors, please let me know so I can fix them!


O 18 & SAB 18 Stamp Case Slips I slip under the clear outer cover to show suggested blocks, coordinating products, and the item number for both wood mount and clear mount (red rubber) sets.
O 18 & SAB 18 Large Labels These are what I use outside my bags for 12″ x 12″ paper. (Corrected 1-2-18)
O 18 DSP Sampler You can cut 2″ x 2″ pieces of Designer Series Paper to make your own sampler.
O 18 DSP Labels This format was requested by a subscriber to use as file folder tabs.
O 18 & SAB 18 Washi Labels I make these into tags on a ring with my collections of Washi Tape.
O 18 & SAB 18 Supply Labels These can be printed on Avery 5167 labels for everything else not already listed. There is a second page with just a few products.
O 18 & SAB 18 Supply Labels without dies Since I keep my Framelits and Thinlits in stamp cases, I removed those labels so they fit on one page.

Case Inserts

Case inserts for anything I think I might be able to fit in a stamp case. There are also some inserts to go in 6″ x 6″ bags or clear boxes.

O 18 Apron Builder Framelits
O 18 Bottles & Bubbles Framelits
O 18 Café Builder Framelits
SAB 18 Celebrate You Thinlits
O 18 Cross of Hope Framelits
O 18 Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes
O 18 Lots to Love Box Framelits
O 18 Magical Mates Framelits
O 18 Mini Embroidery Hoops  Wide Case Insert
O 18 Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper   6″ x 6″ Case Insert
O 18 Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers    6″ x 6″ Case Insert
O 18 Party Hat Builder Framelits
O 18 Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
O 18 Petal Passion Embellishments
O 18 Petals & More Thinlits
O 18 Picnic Basket Builder Framelits
O 18 Picture Perfect Party Classic Stampin’ Spots  Wide Case Insert
O 18 Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper   6″ x 6″ Case Insert
O 18 Rainbow Builder Framelits
O 18 Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder    6″ x 6″ Case Insert
SAB 18 Shimmer Ribbon Pack  Wide Case Insert Corrected 1-2-18
O 18 Silver Mini Gable Boxes   (I don’t think these boxes fit in any storage I have.)
O 18 Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder   6″ x 6″ Case Insert
O 18 Sliding Door Framelits
O 18 Sweet Cake Framelits
O 18 Sweet Soirée Decorative Masks   6″ x 6″ Case Insert
O 18 Sweet Soirée Embellishment Kit  Wide Case Insert
O 18 Sweet Soirée Ready Shreddie  Wide Case Insert
O 18 Thrill Ride Pop-Up Thinlits
O 18 Tutti-frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins
O 18 Tutti-Frutti Classic Stampin’ Spots  Wide Case Insert
O 18 Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper    6″ x 6″ Case Insert
O 18 Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes   Wide Case Insert

Go to Getting Organized and follow the trails to the labels and inserts for older products.

Recloseable Heavy Duty Bags

6″ x 6″ Clear Boxes

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