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. The new Love Today Planner is on my GOTTA HAVE LIST !!
    Birthday Delivery Bundle is second (LOVE )
    This is always a fun time !!

  2. I like the daisy delight bundle and can’t wait to get it.

  3. That is awesome blog candy Brian, thank you for the chance to win it.
    Well, you know me, I’m a sucker for beautiful stamps so I’m very excited about the “At Home With You” on page 54, so beautiful for any season.
    I also love the “Bright Wishes” on page 91, I love, love that wishing well.
    There are other things I like but this two items are my “must have as soon as possible”.

  4. I have not seen the new catalog yet. But there sure are awesome examples via blogs, newsletters and Pinterest. I love the new in colors and the Daisy Delight. I wish you were closer to me so I could attend some of your great events.

  5. Gee I only get to pick one! Well the first one my list to order is the Colorful Seasons so I pick that one. But I’m loving the new catalog!

  6. Well, I didn’t even get as far as the ink and already tallied up over $500 in must-have wants. Sigh. I don’t know which I’m most looking forward to; the new colors (especially the Fig, Berry and Tranquil Tide) or the wood- related items–the wood background stamp, papers, that crate die, the wood planks embossing folder– there’s just so much to love! Thank you Brian for all your great ideas, wonderful humor and of course, this fabulous giveaway!

  7. Chris R. from Iowa

    First of Brian I am overjoyed with your involvement with the Foster Care Families – that has to be amazing and so rewarding. I wouldn’t even know where to begin with such an event. I am sure your team and your lovely mom were able and willing to give you ideas and help out to make it a smashing success! I can’t wait to hear more about it and see the photos.

    I like the daisy suite but my favorite item from the catalog is the pigs stamp set. It seems it was made just for me!

  8. Peggy Hendricks

    Hi, Brian! What a generous blog candy give-away!1 I am super excited about the Color Theory papers and the beautiful Colorful Seasons Stamps and Thinlits.

  9. I have yet to receive the new catalog. I am interested in seeing more on how the color theory suite is used in addition to the new in color lemon-lime twist and I’m still not sure how I feel about it.

  10. How do I pick just one? I absolutely love the Daisy Delight stamp set. But, I can’t just stop there, I think I have to get the entire Delightful Daisy Suite. 🙂

  11. #1 Coffee Cafe bundle…I can’t wait to get me hands on that set!!! #2 Ribbon of Courage #3 This Little Piggy I have also got to have Hello Friend, Watts of Occasions, Pocketful of Sunshine and if course the new mini dimensionals…budget??? Oh I think I blew that sky high!! I’ve enjoyed all your sneak peeks these last couple weeks, thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!

  12. This Little Piggy or Ribbon of Courage – so many choices!

  13. I am super excited about the A little wild bundle, those little animals are so cute! I can’t wait until next week when the catalog finally goes live. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  14. Flutter by… so cool action card from my childhood. Love the glitter enamel dots and berry burst in color…I could go on and on. These cattys just keep getting better. Thanks for your daily inspiration.

  15. I am excited to get the delightful daisy bundle. Thanks for the opportunity to get the great blog candy.

  16. I can’t wait to get my hands on all the new DSP!

  17. DSP:every time!

  18. I love the Coffee Cafe Bundle, This Little Piggy, and the Ribbon of Courage stamp set. Have to admit that every time I look at the catalog, I see another set I would like! The Sorry set also has it’s page corner turned down. 🙂 Great blog candy!

  19. Love ALL things citrus so I really was excited to see the Lemon Zest Bundle!!! HELLO SUMMER!!!!!

  20. Hi Brian! I’m most excited about Bike Ride, Beautiful Bouquet and Colorful Seasons. I love all the wonderful ideas you give us on your blog. Thanks for offering this great blog candy.

  21. Hi, Brian! Thanks for the opportunity to win such an amazing collection of Stampin Up products! I have already paged through the new catalog countless times and have an extensive “wish list” 🙂 My favorite items at the moment are the Colorful Seasons Bundle (love the Adirondack chair!) and the Eastern Beauty Bundle — so many possibilities with the stamps, dies and embellishments!

  22. I think this the best catalog SU has had! Two stamp sets that I love are “Five for All” (how fun will that one be!) and “Text Ya Later” (so clever!).

  23. Pattys ribbon of courage stamp set and dies and the light bulb set.

  24. The Eastern Palace Suite is fun waiting to be discovered. The Thinlits and the amazing combinations look amazing on the many samples that have flooded the cyberspace. Can’t wait to play with that. Besides that there is the Delightful Daisy Suite, the Wood textures suite with the cute little crate die, Bundle of Love Suite with lovely colors , stamps and embossing folder and two super birthday bundles… the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle and the Birthday Delivery Bundle. I hope I was not supposed to pick just one…this was hard enough when the wish list is a mile long. Thanks for all the samples and techniques you show us and the blog candy looks great! Thanks for the possibility of winning. 🙂

  25. I can’t wait to get my hands on those celebratory creatures–the friendly fox, the jolly baker, that sweet little girl, and the curly poodle–in the Birthday Delivery suite! I am also excited by all the beautiful ribbons in the new catalog.

    I enjoy the enthusiasm for the craft and business of stamping that comes through on your blog, Brian.

  26. I absolutely love the front door Stamp set with the accessories. So awesome, the door even opens for a peek message inside. That will be my first order.

  27. Well of course there are many new stamp sets that are wonderful….it is Stampin Up we are talking about! I love those, but I love the new in colors!!! I also love Blog Candy! Go ahead Brian & make my day!!!

  28. Wow Brian, you certainly are generous. I think my favorite item is the daisy suite–the paper, punch and stamp set are so impressive. Good thing the catalog will last a year so I can find lots more “favorites”.

  29. Thick vanilla and mini dimensionals!

  30. Your blog candy offer finally got me to sit down and really look at the new catalog cover to cover, and I have to say: I’m seriously impressed with this one! I adore bright and colorful things, so my first purchase will be the Naturally Eclectic DSP. Who am I kidding? The whole Oh So Eclectic Bundle on p. 133/p. 213 is top on my wish list thanks to Sara and her Paper Pumpkin thing last month. I might go for the entire Naturally Eclectic Suite!

  31. Definitely the new In Colors! All five are simply georgous!

  32. This Little Piggy definitely the cutest but Ribbon of Courage the most meaningful .
    As always thanks for your generosity .

  33. I can’t wait to get my hands on the new in colours! Love, love love them!!!

  34. I am loving the daisy suite. Daisies have always been a favorite of mine.

  35. I love the new colors and papers to go with them! Thanks for a chance to win all those goodies.

  36. You are one busy man! Keep up the good work. Love your cards they are so inspiring. I am loving the Daisy’s, oh my goodness, I forgot to order the paper, so that is next on my list! Thanks for the opportunity to WIN!

  37. The Whole Lot of Lovely Suite is the Number One on my List! Can’t wait to order it!

  38. Maureen Vickery

    Brian, I love your blog. I make 200 cards each season for cancer patients and shut-ins. So I’m excited to buy the Colorful Seasons bundle.

  39. I love to look thru the catalog on a car trip and fill up my Wish List, can’t wait to get the Delightful Daisy bundle and the In Colors.

  40. Well I love the Whole Lot of Lovely Suite, and after seeing the card you made, those darn piggies have really grown on me! I’m also an”tools” nerd so I’m actually excited about the mini dimensionals and the adhesive sheets! Brian, I love your blog and am also excited to try the spritzing after seeing Joan’s watercolor ombré video! So much good stuff but limited $$. Sigh. My love of and addiction to SU will surely do me in!!

  41. I love the daisy bundle. Oh so pretty. Thanks for the opportunity. I love that you always share tips too.

  42. Mary Ellen Mayer

    Gotta have the pigs! The Colorful Seasons/Seasonal Layers Thinlits looks beautiful and versatile.

  43. Christine Fracchia

    I can’t wait to purchase the new Coffee stamp and die and the paper!

  44. I love the soft colors of the Bundle of love DSP.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. I think it’s called the climbing orchid set. I can see myself using that for all sorts of different card themes. Your blog is fantastic and is such a creative inspiration!

  46. So many wonderful items to choose from, but I’ll have to pick the Daisy Bundle. Love the coordinating DSP also. Daisies are such a cheerful flower that I have gifted many times. Now I’ll be able to make a coordinating card. I’m always inspired by your cards, Brian. Can’t wait to see what you do with the daisy bundle

  47. I love the new coffee bundle. I have the old one, but love the new one too

  48. This Little Piggy, I’m always a sucker for cute critters.

  49. LOVE following your blog everyday and this blog candy sure looks YUMMY! I’m looking forward to playing with the new InColors and EVERYTHING in the Eastern Palace Suite of products.

  50. Louisa M Gomez

    Brian ~ you are awesome and I love all the amazing cards you share coupled with all the community services you participate in. I am a semi new stamper with the assistance of your website, and the help of other local stampers. The new catalogue is amazing ~ I love everything ~ as a beginner, I look at the new pad colors first, then the new stamps and try to decide how I can combine the new with the “old” ?whew! Then (drum roll please) l select what makes my heart “giggle” and it is “This Little Piggy” ? Thank you for the chance to win the Blog Candy Giveaway?

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