Welcome to my new and improved Stampin’ Up! blog!

I am absolutely thrilled to be blogging again thanks to the genius of husband-wife web designer team Brian and Nicole Watt of Integrant Services. They are so amazingly popular that I was on a 6-month waiting list then I had to postpone while we were doing a bunch of work inside our house (which is winding down this week for now). Brian and Nicole are masters and I highly recommend them for your web design services particularly if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

We worked on my new logo design a lot. What does a tree have to do with stamping? Well, not sure but it is a symbol that I have always gravitated towards as a symbol of family, life, growth and stability. It weathers storms and blossoms with leaves when it’s warm. It’s such an amazing image for so many reasons.

“Stella” means star so there’s no getting around integrating some stars here or there. Don’t you love what Nicole did for me for a logo?

I plan to do my best to build a fresh routine of blogging. If you want to take this ride with me, feel free to subscribe (right column) and you’ll know when I’ve posted. I guesstimate that my blog will be over 90% Stampin’ Up! with 10% of life and humanity thrown in. No politics or religion. Just Stampin’ Up! and maybe some snippets of my world.

If you are reading this whether you are a Demonstrator on my team, not on my team, a customer or prospective customer, please know that I love what I do and I vow to share as much as I can to keep us both motivated to just stamp!

ONE-DAY ONLY – almost ALL stamps 15% off Monday, October 29 – FIRST TIME EVER



For one day only, you will get 15% off almost every stamp we sell from BOTH the main annual catalog and the Holiday catalog!

Here are the details:

  • Starting at 12:00 AM (MT) and ending at 11:50 PM (MT), almost every stamp we sell will be 15% off.

This means all stamps in the current catalogs including

    • Background stamps
    • Stamp sets
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps
    • Wheels and Builder Wheels (updated 9:35 AM on 10/29)

This DOES NOT include

    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets
  • There is no minimum purchase, and no limit to the number of stamps you can order.
  • Stamp prices in my Online Store will be changed for October 29 only to reflect the 15% discount.
  • ALSO, I'm offering DOUBLE loyalty points during this one-day sale. See my Loyalty Form here: 
    Download Stella's Star Rewards Loyalty Form

    Order by clicking on the white order button on the right of this blog page. Happy shopping!

    Day #3 of the Stampin’ Up! Founder’s Circle retreat

    Rise and shine! We were on the bus at 6:50 AM and we returned to the hotel at 9:30 PM. We went from St. George to our beloved Kanab, Utah manufacturing facility (1 1/2 hours by bus), we had lunch there then another 1 1/2 hour drive to Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona. We rafted down the Colorado River in the most breathtaking scenery. It was a full but perfect day! (even when you factor in the sweet but goofy raft guide who stopped twice to strum his guitar that he whipped out of nowhere while singing… it was a wee bit unexpected).

    This is how we get welcomed by the amazing staff at Kanab who say they wait all year for us to come. Trust me, it's a love fest when we're there as we love these hard-working folks too!


    Patty Bennett and I toured together.


    Love seeing our CEO, Shelli Gardner's, private family quarters on the 2nd floor of the manufacturing plant.


    Six of us from our Advisory Board 2010 posed at the rock sign at the entrance. Check out the blue skies!


    Stampin' Up! surprised the 120 of us with a 3-hour float trip down the Colorado River starting at Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona.


    Gorgeous scenery.


    And even a stop to see some petroglyphs!


    Dinner in our own bag was waiting for us on shore.



    And upon our return, after having been gone 14 1/2 hours, we had this striking framed photograph of our float destination today waiting on our bed. It was a great day!