Techy Tips

I use my computer in crafting a lot!  I have data bases in Excel and Evernote that I use constantly.  And of course I use Word for writing my directions, case inserts, other labels, and much more.

I also use technology to create this website.  When I was starting out this site, I didn’t really know where to start.  I had run a few blogs, but this one was different. Read below for a few tips to get you started on your blog.

I use a Microsoft laptop.  I also use an Android phone.  I believe everything I do can be done on Macs and iPhones, but if you need specific instruction on those devices, I’m not the best resource. I will try. Zoom is a great new resource that allows you to look at my screen or even for you to share your screen with me.

Do you have a techy question? Please ask. Perhaps my next Techy Tip will answer your question. But I am not a techy professional, and there’s a ton I don’t know. If I don’t know, I’ll try to point you in the right direction.


I have so much on Evernote that I moved all that to it’s own page. Click here to visit that page. You’ll find my Evernote videos there.

Techy Tips Videos

Many of these videos listed below were done a while ago and things have changed a bit. I beginning to rerecord some of them using Zoom which is giving me better audio as well as better screen recording.

Excel Spreadsheet

This is the link to the Current Products Spreadsheet 19-20 with AD 20. I don’t always think to update this link. I do try to keep the link on the Getting Organized page updated.

Other Random Techy Tips

How I Use AutoCorrect and RGB Codes

Techy Tips for Running a Website






50 thoughts on “Techy Tips”

  1. Hi Bev,

    I would love to know how to create my own Evernote Stampin’ Up! of all the products like you did.

    I am a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. This is a perfect idea to track what you already own. I just confused how you got each item to show up with details and image. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thank you,

    • I have a Techy Tip on how I use the Mailings feature and Excel to create my tags, etc. I use that same spreadsheet to put all the details in my Evernote notes. Then I just copy the images from the Stampin’ Up! online store and paste them into my notes. It does take time, but not as much as you’d think.

      But why create your own notebook? Just share mine! I’ll send you an invitation to join my Evernote notebook. I just posted a YouTube video on creating your own notebook and copying the notes from my shared one to yours. I haven’t even had a chance to create my post for that video yet, but I’ll have that posted in a few minutes.

      Let me know if you need any help.

  2. Hi Bev,

    I am a Canadian demonstrator who is new to Evernote and would love if you would share your notebook with me. I have been looking for a way to become more organized in my Stanpin’ Up business. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for all of your hard work. Anna

  3. Well Bev, it looks like you have another fan ( demonstrator ) that would like you to share your notebook if you would be so kind. Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge with us!
    Take are, Catherine

    • Welcome to the group Catherine! I have sent your invitations for Evernote and also to a Facebook group for those sharing the notebook. Enjoy!

  4. J just got your current catalog on Evernote. It is wonderful. Thank you and your team so much. I would love to have the retired catalog as well now that I see how very helpful this will be.

    • You now have full access (edit and invite) to “our” Retired Products notebook. I make no effort to make this notebook complete. I simply move products from my Current Products to the Retired Products when they retire. But everyone who shares this notebook can edit it. That means you can add to notes and create new notes and those additions are made in everyone else’s notebook too. But it also means if you delete a note, it’s gone for everyone. I encourage you to contribute other retired Stampin’ Up!® products. Please do not delete any notes. You can always copy these notes and add those other products to your own notebook.

  5. Hi Bev!
    I am a SU! demonstrator and a fan of your tutorials! I would love for you to share your Evernote notebook. I am following your lead in getting organized. Thank you for being willing to share. This looks like it was quite a chore!

  6. Wow this is amazing what a lot of work you’ve done. I’d love to join as well, I’m a UK demo and not very tech savvy lol.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Gillian x

    • Your invitations to Evernote, a Facebook group, and to my Evernote notebook have been sent. I have some tips on Evernote on this site under Techy Tips that may be helpful.

  7. I would love to have an invitation to your Evernote list. I have never used evernote but am willing to try. I have bought multiple times more often than not. I joined as a personal use demo last year and just had my first customer this weekend (my daughter).

    • Welcome to Stampin’ Up! Your invitations to Evernote, a Facebook group, and to my Evernote notebook have been sent. Happy stamping!

  8. Hi Bev, I am currently in your FB group and am seeing your current Evernote notebook (thank you!). Having a bit of time right now, I just have started copying and making my own SU inventory notebook. I read that you have a retired notebook also. Is that something you share also? I would love to be included with that. Thanks so much for what you do, and your generosity in sharing your hard work.

    • I have given you access to the Retired notebook. Please pay special attention to the Work Chat message, as the way I share that notebook is different.

  9. Hi, Bev,
    I’ve been reading about Evernote as a way to keep track of all my SU! items. I’m a hobby demonstrator, but I’ve accumulated quite a lot of products over the years. I’m not technologically advanced so would I be able to use this tracking system? Would you be willing to share yours with me? What would I need to do to customize it for my items?


    • Welcome! You should be receiving invitations from Evernote to get the program and to share my notebook named “Current Products.” I think the Evernote link takes you to the online version first.

      If you already have Evernote, you may just get the invitation as a Work Chat. Click on the green notebook and wait for it to synchronize.

      Once you have accepted the invitation to share it may take a while to synchronize. I think it’s best to open the program/app on your computer, tablet, or phone rather than the online version. Look for the tag “Evernote Tips” for a bit more help. I’m just an email away if you need more help.

      You will not be able to change the notes in my notebook. You will want to create a new notebook in Evernote and copy notes you want into your own notebook. Then you can do all the editing you want.

      Also, I’m inviting you to join a new Facebook group for others who are sharing the notebook. I thought that might be a good way to share ideas and questions.

      I used the email address you used to send your message/entered on my website. If you use a different email for Facebook or Evernote, please let me know so I can send invitations to the one.

      I have another notebook for Retired Products. Once you get your feet wet with the Current Products notebook, email me and ask for the Retired Products notebook.


  10. Hi Bev, i haven’t tried Evetnote yet, but would like to know if you know to make all the colored circles i see a lot of demonstrators useing for the ink colors. Sometimes they are butterflies, tulips, or othet shapes. But, most of the time circles. I am assuming they use word, & the hex codes? Any tips would be great.

    • I don’t know how others do it. I suspect some may be using either the old My Digital Studio or the similar program MyMemories.

      I just use Microsoft Office to create a circle shape. I color it in (fill) with a custom color, using the RGB codes for the Stampin’ Up! colors. I have a chart with those RGB and HEX codes. You can find the chart and a video on how to use it at

  11. Hi Bev,

    I have Evernote but have never used it. I would love it if you would share yours with me. Can’t wait to get going on this project.

    Thanks for sharing all your hard work.

    • Thank you for asking about my Evernote notebook of Stampin’ Up! products. I have been sharing my notebook for free for several years. I have notes for every current product. I do my best to keep the notebook complete and accurate, including product numbers, page numbers, and prices for US, Canada (English and French), UK, France, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand. I also try to add Dutch translations. Virtually all of the page numbers are the same, but I do include imperial and metric item numbers, 8 ½” x 11” and A4 card stock, and the metric Simply Scored plate, and the Heat Tool with the various plugs, etc. It takes time to make sure my notes are useful and correct for all to use. I have decided to ask for a small contribution.

      You can try my Evernote notebook for the products that were in last year’s catalog that were carried over to the current catalog. I have moved the retired products out of it. I have not added the new products or changed any page numbers or other details. I will not be updating it. But you can try it for free. You can check out last year’s notebook and either look through it online or you can download the program and the notebook. Click on Products from Bev to get the links.

      If you download the program and notebook, you can create a new notebook for your own products. You can copy the notes for the products you own into your own notebook. When you copy notes, be sure to click Preserve Update Dates and especially Preserve Tags! Then you can make whatever changes you want to the notes in your own notebook.

      You can browse through all the products, but the beauty of the program is that you can search. Good search terms include text you want, “Coordinates with” or some image like “tree.” Look for the tag Evernote for some tips that might be helpful.

      If you are interested in getting the new 2018-2019 Current Products notebook, go my website where I have a PayPal button. You can give $5 or $10 with the drop-down menu. Be sure to enter the email address you use to log into Evernote. When you contribute any amount, PayPal will notify me and I will send the invitation to share the new 2018-2019 Current Product notebook with you. I will also invite you to a private Facebook group just for those sharing my Evernote notebooks. Facebook is my way of communicating with the group. If you use one email address for PayPal and another for Evernote and/or Facebook, please enter that info in the PayPal text box or email me so I can use the correct address for the invitations.


  12. Dear Bev,
    I would love to be able to share in your retired Stampin Up products list on Evernote. I have just downloaded the program and am really excited to get started in looking through it! It sounds as though you have put in a tremendous amount of work. Thank you in advance for sharing!

  13. Bev —
    Thank you for replying to my organization question on the SU Demostrator FB page. I’ve been watching your videos and I think I am sold on Evernote! This looks like the organization and search rescue I am looking for. I would love to have you send me both your current and retired Evernote files. Thank you so much for all your time and hardwork!

    • Thank you for asking about my Evernote notebook of Stampin’ Up! products. And thank you for contributing. I have sent your invitation for the 2018-2019 Current Products notebook. I’ll send the invitation for the Retired Products notebook right away. For others who are interested, you can read more at

  14. Hi Bev
    I just followed the link from your current post and downloaded the current products file for Evernote. I am a hobby demo and am looking for a method to organize my stamps and supplies and your system looks great! I would love access to your retired products file. I plan to purchase your new catalog file Is that the only file I need to purchase to have access to everything? Will I need the upgraded version of the app Evernote ?

    • I have sent you an invitation to share my Retired Product notebook. To get the 2019-2020 Current Products notebook, go to There won’t be any notes for products in that notebook until June 4th when the new catalog goes live. You might decide to contribute $10 (US) now to get the 2018-2019 notebook as well as the 2019-2020 one, but the new one is only a few weeks away.

      I believe it’s good to keep apps updated, but you should be fine to continue to use the free Basic version of the program.

  15. Hi Bev

    I just purchased your 2019-20 Evernote file I previously purchased last years file and absolutely loved the product. Could I please also have access to the retired products file. Thank you for your time in creating these files they make crafting so much easier.


  16. Hello from Courtenay British Columbia Canada. I am a SU Demonstrator and have the Evernote program. I have tried to set up all my supplies to keep track butt can’t seem to get it to work out. I would love to purchase you list and follow your method. You are awesome at organizing and I
    Iove, love it. Thank you for all the great tips and cards. I also would love to order your color coach.

    • Wonderful! You just need to go to for the Evernote notebook. I wish I could send you the Card Stock Sampler, but I am not really allowed to ship out of the US.

  17. Hi Bev, I was looking for a way to organize my SU products on google, and found your blog.
    I would love it if you’d share the evernote with me 🙂
    Thank you in advance for all your hardwork!

  18. Hi Bev, I recently got your current Evernotes, however, I cannot figure out how to get the retired notebooks. Would you please give me access to the Retire Evernotes. Thank you for all your hard work creating this incredible resource.

    • Your invitation to the Retired Products notebook is on the way. I WISH that notebook was complete with every retired SU product! It is complete for the past few years. And if you would like to add notes for your retired products to it, just ask and I’ll switch your permissions to be able to edit.

  19. Hi Bev,
    I downloaded the evernote program but don’t know where to go from here. If you could help I would so appreciate it.

    p.s. Thank you for sharing all your hard work

  20. Hi Bev,
    I recently received your Current Products notebook. It is fantastic! Thank you for all of your hard work putting this together. Could I please have access to your Retired Products notebook? Thank you so much and stay safe!

  21. Hi Bev, I just subscribed to the full year of your current catalog info. Could I also get access to the retired items notebook?


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