I’ll Be Back Tomorrow, Baking Away

Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. Sorry I haven’t posted, but I’ve been a little busy baking away the past few days. Here’s how I started Thursday morning.

Everything always starts nice and neat. I have all my recipe cards and books ready to go along with all the ingredients. Thursday, I spend mixing away. The only ones I bake on Thursday are my bar cookies that have multiple steps.

Because of being sick and having to drop my daughter off and pick her up, I had a couple batches to mix on Friday. Then it was time to start baking. I have the lineup of cookies waiting to go into the oven.

All cookies go in starting with the lowest temp and I work my way up.

I have all the containers labeled with the cookie name and the oven temp.

I have stacks of cooling racks that I put the cookies on before going into bowls.

As the cookies cool, I have them up high wherever I can find room. This is in hopes that my family won’t see them and start eating them right away lol.

Pignoli cookies has become everyone’s favorite, and I’ve had to make a double batch of them the past couple years and there’s no skimping on the pine nuts in my house.

All the cookies get put on my table and counter for me to start making cookie trays. As I make the trays, I count to make sure everyone is getting all the varieties. The trays are my gift to friends and family. A lot of love and hard steady work goes into making all these cookies, but it is well worth it when everyone is enjoying them. This started as a tradition years ago when I was young with my mother. My daughter tries to help as much as possible, but school and work seem to get in the way, so a lot of it I do on my own.

Only 3 bar cookies this year. The one on the far right is a key lime bar, yum. Good thing it was cold enough outside so that I was able to put all the trays in my card and ready to deliver Tuesday morning.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a card and if my asthma behaves, I’ll be back to doing my Facebook live tomorrow afternoon.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 


Use this host code when placing an order with me. When you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any 1 item valued up to $10.00 from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog or the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!


With the new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog starting on January4, 2022 I’ll be starting a new Online Host Club Sign up early so you don’t miss out!!

Do you have a long Wish List and don’t want to spend a lot of money all at once?  An Online Host Club might just be the perfect solution for you.  This is the perfect way to build up your Stampin’ Up! supplies a little at a  time and receive host benefits too.

Here’s how it works:

You sign up for a 6-month term and commit to:

  • Placing a $25.00 minimum order each month
  • Placing your order by the 20th of each month
  • Using the Host Code for each month that I provide to you in an email sent out at the beginning of each month

Once 6 members have joined, a random draw will determine your host month and you are guaranteed:

  • A $150.00 Workshop order during your host month
  • $15.00 minimum of Host Dollars to spend on the exclusive Host Stamp Sets or any other current Stampin’ Up! product during your host month
  • You earn one Reward point for every $25 that you order on your Host Club Orders.  So your $25.00 order earns one Reward every month, a $50 order earns 2 reward points, a $75 order earns you 3 reward points, etc.  You’ll earn at least 6 reward points during your membership, building up your Rewards towards FREE Items
  • Free catalogs during your membership term
  • Free Shipping in your Host Month
  • A FREE STAMP SET of your choice valued up to $25.00 at the
    END of the 6 months, any current set (excluding host sets)

At the end of the 6 months you will get first right at signing up for the next 6 month term

During your Host month you are also welcome to gather extra orders to increase your host rewards, just give your friends the host code for the orders, it’s that easy!

Questions: email me at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com

U.S. residents only please.  I am not permitted to sell outside the country I reside in.


January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog will be coming soon!!!

I’ve been able to peek at the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog & Sale-a-bration Brochure and they’re both awesome!!

I’ve ordered my catalogs and packed them up and mailed them out to my current customers!  If you’ve ordered from me within the last year, you will automatically be on my mailing list to receive a new catalog!  

If you are not a current customer of mine but would like to be and want a copy of the upcoming catalog, please drop me a note at creativestampingdesigns@gmail.com and I will get one out to you ASAP.


Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with a few new goodies!  Head over there quick to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

CLICK HERE to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!  Have fun shopping!


The July–December 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! t’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!  Beginning December 1, Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

Click Here to open the full retiring list from the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog (includes the sale prices that start on December 1)

Click Here to see the full carryover list (items that will continue to be available and items that will be available again in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog)

Last Chance Sale Details:

  • See the full Retiring List (products that will no longer be available once the catalog retires) with the sale prices Here. The sale prices start on December 1!
  • See the Carryover List (products that will still be available once the catalog retires) Here.
  • All retiring products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Last Chance Sales Period:  Starts December 1, 2021 at 12:01 AM MT and ends January 3, 2022 at 11:50 PM MT

Let me know if you have any questions and don’t forget to pick up any of those items on the retiring list that you’re wanting soon so that you don’t miss out!


Update to Stampin’ Up!’s Backorder Policy Beginning December 1st

Stampin’ Up! provided us with the following update related to their backorder policy:

As you may have heard reported in the news, unprecedented shipping and logistics issues have resulted in a global supply chain crisis. This is affecting businesses world-wide and Stampin’ Up! is no exception. Due to extreme difficulties caused by these issues, starting 1 December 2021, Stampin’ Up! will no longer take orders for products that are not in stock.

In other words, Stampin’ Up! will no longer accept backorders. This change will help to reduce frustrations from unpredictable product availability and allow you to order products that will be delivered right away, rather than products that may not be delivered for months.

If you’d ever like to know if a product is available, please check the online store Here.

The online store is a great resource to browse products, determine availability, and place orders for in-stock items with me. 

If you currently have items that you’ve ordered that are on backorder, those items will be shipped out to you once the stock as been replenished.  No need to do anything to ensure that your backordered items are delivered.

Let me know if you have any questions.  Hopefully the worldwide supply chain crisis will be resolved in the coming months and we can all get back to normal!


Kisses & Hugs

Subscribe December 11 – January 10

We all know that roses are red and violets are blue—it’s time that love-themed cards got an upgrade! The Kisses & Hugs Paper Pumpkin Kit will help you express that forever kind of love with heart-shaped cards that would make Cupid jealous. 

The Kisses & Hugs kit is not bound to just Valentine’s Day, it works for all love occasions year-round like anniversaries, weddings, birthdays, or those “just because” days. Check out the teaser video below to get a taste of what’s included.


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla


Name: Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes 

Item number: 160147 | $10.00 USD | $13.75 CAD


  • Contains 20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags
  • Gold cord: 10-1/2″ yards (9.6 m)
  • Finished size: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (4.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
  • Printed with gold foil

These coordinated treat boxes are not included in this month’s kit and are only available for purchase separately as an add-on online starting 25 January. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase and they are only available while supplies last.

Subscribe to the January 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 December and 10 January at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period

10 thoughts on “I’ll Be Back Tomorrow, Baking Away

  1. Karen, You are amazing. I could never make that many cookies or the variety of them.

    I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for sharing your talent for making cards. I have CAS’d many of them.

    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

    Thank you so much for everything. Michele Padian

    On Tue, Dec 21, 2021, 8:00 AM Creative Stamping Designs wrote:

    > ksenzak1 posted: ” Good Tuesday morning my stamping friends. Sorry I > haven’t posted, but I’ve been a little busy baking away the past few days. > Here’s how I started Thursday morning. Everything always starts nice and > neat. I have all my recipe cards and books read” >

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