Events, Invites and a Blog Candy Giveaway

Hear ye!  Hear ye!  I’m excited to share a handful of announcements today.  My post is jam-packed with great information about events, invites and a crowd-favorite Blog Candy Giveaway.  What fun!


I love every opportunity I have to get together with my InKing Royalty team members, amazing customers and other demonstrators.  I have two really big events to tell you about – one happened yesterday, and the other takes place in October.

  • Memory Keeping with Foster Care Families.  I had an AMAZING opportunity yesterday to craft with families from Georgia’s Foster Care Program.  What an honor!  What amazing fun!  I was first contacted by Rhonda, who works in Georgia’s Department of Family Services.  She found me online and asked if I would help organize an scrapbooking event to celebrate and honor these families.  I can’t wait to share pictures and a rundown of this event with you later this week.  Here’s one picture to whet your appetite:Project Life 6" x 8" Albums, Stampin' Up!, Brian King
  • World Card Making Day 2017.  For the past four years, Pam (my incredible upline) have hosted a demonstrator event in Atlanta to celebrate World Card Making Day.  This event falls on Saturday, October 7, 2017 this year, and we are already planning for this year’s event.  The week after our super-fun event, I always receive emails from people who “wish they’d known” – here’s your chance to stay in-the-know.  🙂  This event is designed to inspire and support Stampin’ Up! demonstrators (business builders and hobbyists).  If you are interested in joining us, please CLICK HERE to make sure you are on my email list for the event.  We don’t need a commitment right now, but we’d love to make sure you are included!

If you’d like to see my write-up (and super-fun pictures) from last year’s event, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


  • My Product Shares are Coming!  I’ve received lots of notes to ask if I’ll be hosting product shares for the upcoming Annual Catalog.  The simple answer is – YES!  Per Stampin’ Up!’s rules, I can’t collect money from customers until seven days before I can place the order with Stampin’ Up!, so I’ve got it all ready to post later this week.  What are product shares?  You can read more about that here.  If you’d like to be included in my email on Thursday that announces the shares, please email me at to let me know.  I’m excited!
  • Brian’s Bulletin – My New Newsletter.  As you may already know, I kicked off my Brian’s Bulletin Newsletter last week.  I am thrilled with the number of people who signed up to receive my newsletter and was thrilled to share my first edition.  Since many have signed up since then, I’m sharing the first edition here – and the next one will go out next week.  If you missed my first newsletter, you can click on the picture below to take a peek:

or you can CLICK HERE.  I don’t like to use peer pressure to manage behaviors, but all of your friends have already subscribed to my newsletter – it’s all the rage.  If you haven’t already subscribed (and want to), you can click below to sign up for my newsletter:

Brian's Bulletin Email Newsletter Sign-Upor you can CLICK HERE.  I’m so glad you want to be a part of it!  🙂


Now that we’ve got all the “business stuff” out of the way, it’s time for a fun Blog Candy Giveaway.  I gathered up a bunch of brand new, never-been-used before items in my craft space and want to offer them to one deserving winner.  All you have to do to be considered “deserving” is to leave a comment below and answer the following question –

You’ve seen the new catalog or lots of great new items from it.  What are you most excited about in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog?

Here’s what one winner will receive –

Project Life 6" x 8" Albums, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Wow!  That’s a lot of stuff!  What was I thinking?!  🙂  Here’s what you can win – Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes, Make a Medallion stamp set, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack, Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Succulent Garden 3/8″ Ribbon Combo, Falling in Love Embellishments, Calypso Coral & Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Write Markers, Urban Underground Embellishments, Halloween Night Enamel Dots, Watercolor Pencils and four of my all-time favorite cards.

Again, all you have to do is answer this question:

You’ve seen the new catalog or lots of great new items from it.  What are you most excited about in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog?

You can also leave a kind message, but it won’t help you to win the goodies.  Maybe.  🙂

I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Retiring List.  Stampin’ Up!’s retiring list was announced last month – you can see all the items that will soon go away here:

NOW AVAILABLE!  Stampin’ Up! is giving some great products an early release!  Until May 31, customers can now order select items from the Eastern Palace Suite!  There are two bundles being offered – and they are both AMAZING.  I can’t see why you’d pass up the Premier Bundle with the Eastern Medallion Dies – they are incredible!  To read more about this suite, CLICK HERE.


  1. Cathy Giordano

    I have a three way tie: #1 Heartland (just love the little boy walking with the ducks); #2 Birthday Delivery stamps, paper and dies (can;t wait to try die cutting the pre-colored DSP!!!); and #3 “At Home With You (door set with dies). I have long been an electronic admirer of your gifted labors with card making and your sense of humor. Attorney by day, cardmaker by dusk.

  2. Constance Hildebrand

    My favorite is the daisy suite. Had daisies at my wedding since they’ve my favorite flowers. Thanks.

  3. First, I love your blog! I don’t tend to comment often, but I do read every day and learn so much! Second, thanks for a chance to win an awesome assortment of goodies! Third, I can’t wait to order This Little Piggy. I’ve collected pigs for years and I NEED this little guy!

  4. I am so exited to be part of you email and blog. I have always loved your card making creativity. I am Most Excited about the Daisy Delight and Colorful Seasons. So much versatility with these sets. Love the Adirondack and canvas chairs and all the pretty leaves and flowers. Love the Daisy punch and the DSP.

  5. Toni Leidenfrost

    I am surprised to find I really like the old fashion Birthday friends set… it is so not me, but I am drawn to it…. must be my age…love the framelits match the stamp set and the DSP!!!

  6. Eastern palace. I loved they let us look at the beautiful catalog and pre-order something fabulous! Super exciting! My new wish list is huge. Come on June lol.

  7. I am lookinf forward to the Pocket and die set. Another way to hide gift cards. Lots of great things happen on this blig!!

  8. Margaret Burgoon

    Am excited about the little piggy stamp set….I get so sick of “flower” cards, and just love to make “fun” cards that make people smile when they receive them….thanks for sharing your leftover goodies for some lucky stamper…hope it’s me! Thanks Brian

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