What is Evernote?
Evernote is a free app.It is designed to help us organize anything from writing a novel, all kinds of business projects, family projects, recipes, and much more.  You can read more at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evernote
I have not created the app; I have used the app to organize my products from Stampin’ Up! I started out keeping track of my products with an Excel spreadsheet, but I wanted it to do more. I wanted pictures and to be able to cross reference products. I was taking part in a discussion on Stampin’ Connection, a website just for Stampin’ Up! demonstrators and someone suggested Evernote. I tried it. Evernote says I’ve had an account since the beginning of January 2013. I fell in love with the system! A number of us started sharing our notes. I quickly realized we all had different styles, especially when it came to tagging. I started creating notes for all the products myself and then tagged the ones I owned. I shared my notes from the beginning, but eventually decided to ask for a small contribution to share my notes.

When you share my notebook you will be able to scroll my notebook all you want. You will  be able to search everything Stampin’ Up! has for sale. You can find all the stamps that are good for birthday cards, all the dies, all the punches, all the stamps that have line art because you love to color, everything in the current mini catalog, everything with an animal or specifically a bird, everything with a French translation, or just about any category you can think of.

But the real beauty is that you can create your own notebook and copy my notes for the products you own. Then you can scroll your personal products.

  • You can search your own products for just about any category
  • Helps you keep from buying duplicates
  • Helps you plan projects
  • You can keep track of projects you’ve made with at product and who you sent it to.
  • You can remind yourself where you stored a product.
How to Share My Notebook

Contribute $10 (US dollars) and get the notebook for one year. This is not per catalog year, but one year after you get connected. I do need to send the invitations manually. If I’m busy crafting, out in my garden, or on an adventure with my family, you may need to wait a bit. If you don’t see the “Current Products” notebook listed in Evernote under “Shared with me” and an email from me within 24 hours, please email me.

When I send the invitation to connect with my notebook, I’ll also send you information on how to join a private Facebook group. This is the way I communicate with all those using my notebook to share any changes. It’s also one way for you to get more information from myself or others.

Please enter the email address you plan to use to sign into Evernote.

If you have any questions, please email me.

Share my Current Products notebook for one year.


Email address for Evernote


  1. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay. You can use your credit card. When I get the notice you have paid, I’ll send you an invitation to the program and an (unfortunately long email) with directions. I can usually do that very quickly, but since I need to do it manually, it may take me some time to process it. Please email me bevadams@verizon.net if it takes more than 24 hours.
  2. Get the Evernote program (if you don’t already have it) here https://evernote.com/download
    1. Click the green button on their website. How downloads are processed depends on how your computer is set up. My downloads go to the default folder titled Downloads. I then need to open the folder and click the .exe file to install. Some computers are set up to install immediately when you click the green button.
    2. The Basic (free) version is just fine. You can view all my files and make copies. But the program limits how many copies (data) you can add each month. You can always upgrade later if you have a lot of products and you are not willing to wait a month to add more once you reach your data limit.
    3. The online version used to be less than desirable, but is seems it is now the same version as the app. I do still recommend the app.
    4. If you get this message when trying to install Evernote, go down to the section titled Adding or Changing Devices.

The Current Products Notebook is One Shared Notebook
It’s important for you to know we share this notebook. When I change the shared notebook on my computer, the changes synchronize to my account on Evernote’s computers, then synchronize to your account, and then to your computer. I only give access to View my notebook. If you could edit the notes, you would be editing our shared notebook That just doesn’t work with so many people sharing it. You cannot make changes to the shared notebook. You can’t add to it, but you also can’t mess up my notebook. Later, I’ll explain how to copy my notes to your own notebook. You will be able to change your own notes all you want.
The Current Products Notebook Has All Current Products Stampin’ Up! Sells.
I do my best to keep the Current Products notebook current. There are two exceptions. I do not attempt to keep track of Clearance products. I consider them retired. I don’t keep track of the Paper Pumpkin Kits, but read below to learn more about them.
I have created the Current Products notebook myself. I type most of the data, but I do copy some things from the PDF copy of the catalogs, especially anything you see in French, German, or Dutch. Much of the content of my notes is based on my opinion. Much of the choices I make are made when working on my small laptop for extended periods of time. I make errors.
I usually have the new notes added within minutes of when a new catalog goes “live” to customers. I am an Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I do not work for Stampin’ Up! One of the benefits of being a demonstrator is advance access to catalogs. There are sometimes products that are offered as a surprise even for demonstrators. I have a bit more trouble keeping track of the special offerings.
I am very grateful when people email me (bevadams@verizon.net) to let me know of any errors or omissions.
Once you have the Current Products notebook, look for the note titled Evernote Tutorial and/or watch my video.

Evernote Q & A
I host a Zoom meeting the last Saturday of the month. You can find the dates and the link to the meeting in the note titled Evernote Q & A.
A Bit of History
In late 2020 Evernote released a major update to version 10. I was eager for the update. Prior to that, Evernote for Windows looked and worked a bit differently than the online version, Evernote for Macs, Evernote for Android, Evernote for iPads, and Evernote for iPhones. They all did basically the same thing and notes and notebooks could be shared between the different devices. I understand it was pretty unwieldly in the background. The update unified all the versions.
But there were many features that no longer worked. Unfortunately, I found that some people needed to be reconnected with my notebook. Then I found that others had lost the ability to copy my notes or even search my notes! I started to look for an alternative. I didn’t find anything I liked better. As I searched, Evernote started updating, restoring broken features and introducing new features. I actually like everything about the new version, though it’s still missing a few features I love to use.
The Legacy Version
Evernote acknowledged the update did not go as planned. They released a “temporary bridge” in the form of The Legacy Version. This is basically the old app, but it functions as a separate app. Both connect to the same accounts, the same notebooks. You can have both on the same computer. I often have both opened at the same time. The main thing I use the Legacy app is for copying multiple notes at the same time and when I want to move more than 50 notes at a time. You will want to install the current version first, 10.*** (10.38.3 as of 6/12/22 when I’m writing this.) Then once you have that, you can download the Legacy app. If you do it in that order, the new version won’t replace the Legacy version. When updates for the new version are pushed out, they will not replace the Legacy version.  I do strongly recommend you accept all updates for the new version. (This is not the same as upgrades! Upgrades gives added features, but for added costs.)

This is how they look on my task bar on my Windows computer.
Green is updated app.   Gray is Legacy app
Adding or Changing Devices
If you have the Basic (free) account, you are limited to two devices. A device is any phone, laptop, tablet, or desktop computer. For some strange reason, the Web version is counted as a device. If you have a laptop and a phone, that’s 2 devices. If you have used the online version and a desktop computer, that’s also 2 devices. Paid versions of Evernote allow unlimited devices. You can remove unwanted devices from your list.
If you already had Evernote on another computer, you may see this message when you try to install Evernote. This is likely because you have the free version which limits you to two devices. One may be an old phone or computer you don’t even have any more. You will need to click on “Unsync a device” to stay with your current (free) plan. Upgrading does give you more uploads per month and more features including having Evernote on unlimited devices, but it does cost money. You do not need to upgrade.

You can check your devices.
  • Open the app or go to Evernote.com
  • Look for your picture or perhaps your initial. Click Account Info.
  • Look for Devices in the left column.
  • See a list of the devises you have connected. I have a Premium account with unlimited devices, but I found I had 4 old devices.
  • Just click “Revoke Access” to remove any extra devices from the list.
  • Then you just need to download the app from Evernote.com on the new device and log in. It will synchronize with your notebooks.

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