Big Shot & Stampin’ Trimmer will soon Retire – Change is hard but change is always good. I’m so glad that cell phones improved over time (remember the bag cell phone). What about the old percolator coffee pots? I love my Keurig machine where I can make a fresh cup of coffee in about a minute. And the changes I noticed when I bought my new car are amazing! Where has this lane assist thing been all my life?

Well, the Big Shot and the Stampin’ Trimer are headed to retirement and will be making way for NEW and IMPROVED toys.

You might be thinking, “What? No more dies? No more embossing?” Oh heavens no. Stampin’ Up will always be a leader in that area. In fact, stay tuned to Simply Simple Stamping to see the NEW and IMPROVED dies. They are amazing!

Stampin’ Up is also working on a new die cutting machine but you will see the Big Shot headed for retirement. The time to stock up on cutting plates is now (not to worry, you can still find the cutting plates on Amazon). I have been enjoying my Big Shot machine for over 10 years now and it’s still going strong. It may be retiring from the catalog but not from my stamp table.


To order any of the items you may need for your Big Shot, click a pic to add them to your next order. While Supplies Last so act fast!

We must say good-bye to the Stampin’ Trimmer. I have loved working with this trimmer but there are new things on the horizon. 

I LOVE my Stampin’ Trimmer. Always have, always will, so I am stocking up on cutting blades so that I can keep on using my favorite paper cutter for many years.



Let’s make those blades LAST a long time! Here is a replay of my Stampin’ Trimmer Tune Up video.

Join me TONIGHT for my next YouTube Premiere!


CLICK HERE to get a reminder about the event!

TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10th on YouTube (Connie Stewart) at the time below:

  • 5pm pacific time
  • 6pm mountain time
  • 7pm central time
  • 8pm eastern time

If you would like to “chat” with me during the Premiere, you will need to sign into your YouTube account (or set one up before the Premiere begins). 

Can’t make it? Not to worry, I will post the video here tomorrow.
Want notifications about my YouTube Premiere events?   Click the BELL on my YouTube channel and you will get notifications of when I am on!

I know that news of the retirement of these two fabulous products is a shock but as I said, change is a-comin’! You won’t see the changes in the new catalog but they ARE coming. I love that Stampin’ Up focuses on quality rather than the old mighty dollar. They have been a leader in the paper crafting industry for over 30 years and they will continue to do so.

Hope to see you guys tonight for the YouTube Premiere!

QUOTE OF THE DAY – “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement.” — William Pollard

Thank you for shopping with me and for your loyalty to Simply Simple Stamping!  I know there are a lot of demonstrators out there to choose from… THANK YOU for choosing me!  To show my appreciation, I have something special for you!

If your order is over $30* and you use the APRIL HOST CODE WF6F2KED, get ready for a special surprise! Watch your email for my exclusive Gingham Gala tutorials – a special collection of full color tutorials that focus on the Butterfly Gala Bundle on page 34 & 35 of the Occasions Catalog. Leave the winter blues behind with this gorgeous gingham suite, perfect for springtime!

If your order is over $50* and you use the APRIL HOST CODE WF6F2KED, you will also receive a package of HAPPINESS BLOOMS ENAMEL DOTS* inside your thank you card plus the exclusive Gingham Gala Suite tutorials. Wahoo! 

REMINDER: If your order is over $150* please don’t use the code because there are Stampin’ Rewards waiting for you! Rewards start at $15!

*before tax/shipping – one gift per customer per month. Gift subject to change based on availability.