Stampin’ Up! has gone and done it again!!  Can you believe that when they release the RETIRED PRODUCT LIST ON MONDAY April 21st they are ALSO OFFERING-


That’s complete and utter AWESOME SAUCE!!! I will be posting the retired list early Monday Morning- so be ready with Credit Card in hand, in fact you may want to BOOKMARK MY SU! ONLINE STORE HERE!!

Can You Believe It??

I am SO excited to announce the EXCITING PROMOTION that Stampin’ Up! is releasing today…

I can’t wait!!!

BUT the cat’s not out of the bag JUST YET!!  Be sure to check back HERE later this morning (sometime after 8 AM MST) to see the exciting news!! I am DYING!!!

I wanted to share a little peek behind the scenes here at HAND STAMPED STYLE!!  I gave a little teaser on my FACEBOOK PAGE yesterday… asked for some guesses, and a couple got it right- or close.

Behind the scenes at Hand Stamped Style

I spent ALL day yesterday recording video classes for STAMPTASTIC… these are going to be SO MUCH FUN!! I also planned out all my games and challenges and have some AWESOME GIVEAWAYS in store too!!  If you haven’t yet signed up to attend- there is still time!!  You can register for site access and learn all the cool things that we will be creating AND get in on the GIVEAWAYS!!

Stamptastic Virtual Retreat Weekend Event

It’s ALL about TECHNIQUES for each of these projects!



Project Life + Stampin’ Up! Available May 1st!!

As I try to calm the excitement of the UPCOMING EXCLUSIVE PROMO BEING ANNOUNCED TOMORROW from Stampin’ Up! I am trying to focus no the newest exciting news!  I am tickled pink about the recent announcement of Stampin’ Up! partnering with Project Life.  It makes perfect sense, and ingenious way to capture memories AND pair Stampin’ Up!s stellar product lines, colors and more- I’M IN HEAVEN!!  Demonstrators will be able to pre-order a limited quantity of this new product line as of April 21st, and get ready- it’s available to ALL ON MAY 1st!!

Stampin' Up! Project Life line from

Seriously scrapbooking made simple!

Here is a little peek see of what’s going to be available.  I really think I am going to hyperventilate!!

Stampin' Up! Project Life line from

There will be even MORE products in this line when the NEW 2014-15 Catalog arrives on June 1st too!!

I can’t wait to start sharing all kinds of projects and ideas with you.  To get prepped I have started a Project Life Board on my PINTEREST PAGE- FOLLOW me and get all kinds of storage, organization, and inspirational ideas!!  Then lets go crazy once we get our supplies, LOL!! OH- and remember to check in with me tomorrow- for the EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT WITH EXCLUSIVE PROMO??!!


My Excitement Run-ith OVER!!

This time of year always puts butterflies in my tummy… not just because I enjoy snaking on butterflies, BUT because there is SO much going on at STAMPIN’ UP!!  If you FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK then you already saw the most exciting thing I can imagine… check it out!

I am SOOOOO excited for this new partnership between Stampin’ Up! and Project Life- doin’ the HAPPY DANCE!!!  I admit that scrapbooking has always been a struggle for me, pretty overwhelming as well.  It doesn’t come natural to me, I work REALLY HARD to create layouts and always loved the the idea of pockets that break down the mountain that is scrapbooking.

BUT the surprises and announcements don’t stop there…

Guess what’s coming up next?? How about a MYSTERY PROMOTION???

Heck yeah, I’m in!! Well that’s exactly what Stampin’ Up! is doing… The details for this FIVE DAY PROMOTION will be announced THIS FRIDAY, so be checking my FACEBOOK PAGE for the details for this!  I can’t wait to see if this will be connected to the Project Life partnership – that would be AMAZE-BALLS!!


Can you believe we are JUST weeks away from welcoming in a NEW CATALOG?  I know, crazy right?  But it’s SO true!!  Having said that you know what’s coming next… RETIRED PRODUCT/STAMP LIST!!  This list will be announced on MONDAY the 21st!!  I will be sending this list out to ALL MY MAILING LIST MEMBERS (you can join for FREE today!) so you can keep it in your inbox for easy use!  Although we don’t know EVERYTHING that will be on that list, I do know one thing that WILL be on that list for sure:

retiring products from

Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit In-Colors

These colors are headed out the door for sure… they have been with us for 2 years and their time of reign is coming to an end, with that said- items on the retired list are ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  So if you have been meaning to grab these inks, re-inkers, cardstock, ribbons, really anything with these colors- GET THEM NOW!! I say I will miss my FAV Gumball Green, I LOVE that color!!

Remember that the like colored counter parts will go fast too!!

Retiring in-color ribbons from

Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit Satin Ribbon

Just know how fast these babies go… last year my friend sold her inks on ebay for last years retiring colors and they went for over $90!!!  Save yourself the money and GET YOURS TODAY while they are still available!!

Don’t forget that there is still time to register for the SIMPLE CARD CLASS, SAMPLER STAMPING CLASS AND STAMPTASTIC SITE ACCESS- Get in on the FUN TODAY!!

Simple Card Class available online also


So many fun things to make!!

Stamptastic Virtual Retreat Weekend Event

It’s ALL about TECHNIQUES for each of these projects!


So Very Grateful Set With FUN Technique

I truly am SO VERY GRATEFUL just as the stamp set describes! I love this set, the sentiments are awesome and the images are SO ADORBS and you can do so much with them!!  It’s TAX DAY which also means it’s APRIL 15th, so if you already have your return in your hot little hand don’t forget to take advantage of the awesome deals that stat today!!

Weekly Deals with


Plus there is a challenge a foot over at Stampin’ Celebration!!  Check out the adorable project I created for this weeks sketch challenge-

So Very Grateful Card by for Stamptastic

How’s about a AWESOME BONUS CLASS with Stamptastic??

I also was testing out some ALL OCCASION CARD DESIGNS for some upcoming May class samples.  This isn’t one of them but I have already begun to play around with my theme… more details on that later.  Here is the sketch that we are playing with for this week!  I love the simple layout and thought it would be perfect for the design of the card I created as a BONUS CLASS for STAMPTASTIC!!!

tempI wanted to share a FUN and simple technique that anyone would be able to achieve.  This is such a cute project and can be used for ANY OCCASION… that is the theme for the upcoming samples in May… ANYTHING GOES!!  I am getting a jump on some ideas, LOL!! That is the reason I omitted the sentiment… it’s all about projects that you can add whatever sentiment you like to the project to truly make it yours!

But with this card I threw in a simple and sweet technique that you can learn when you register for!!

So Very Grateful Card by for Stamptastic

Super simple card with a FUN technique!

There are SO many things that we will share and giveaway in this AWESOME ONLINE STAMP CAMP that is STAMPTASTIC you won’t want to miss it!!  You can still register for SITE ACCESS and learn all there is to creating each of the EIGHT+ projects in the stamp camp!!

Stamptastic Virtual Retreat Weekend Event

It’s ALL about TECHNIQUES for each of these projects!

Remember that when you purchase $35+ through ME and/or my SU ONLINE STORE you earn LOYALTY REWARD STAMPS!! Once the stamp card is FULL you receive a $35 gift certificate good for anything affiliated with Hand Stamped Style!!  So don’t delay- earn LOYALTY STAMPS with my REWARDS PROGRAM and get REGISTERED FOR STAMPTASTIC to win even more cool products!!

Another One BITES The Dust…

Good Monday Morning Stampers!! I have been fairly quiet over the weekend… for good reason, and today’s post will be fairly short.  Believe it or not I have BURNED through another laptop!!  If you have listened to any recent video of mine (which can be seen on my HSS CHANNEL) you will probably notice a distinct HUMMING or BUZZING sound in the background.  It is irritating at best and was the fan of my Laptop… clearly I use it or do something to it more than it was created for, LOL!!

So this weekend my amazing HUBS reformatted, prepped, transferred over files, installed email settings, and all other kinds of preparatory work for my new work machine to be ready.

New cmoputer for

I have the best hubs in the world… he’s SOOOO smart!

So today I am off to finish the installation of a few more tools I need on my laptop and even making a little project or two… I will be back tomorrow with a fun project to share!!

Remember that there are still plenty of local and online classes to take advantage of this month, check them out!


local class or online, either way these are stinkin’ cute!


So many fun things to make!!


Stamptastic Virtual Retreat Weekend Event

It’s ALL about TECHNIQUES for each of these projects!

HURRY and register for your favorites today and get in on the FUN for APRIL!!

Who’s Up For A Contest?

I am SOOO exited it’s Friday!!  To celebrate I have something FUN going on over at my FACEBOOK PAGE… if you don’t follow me there then you are missing out, cause I share some FUNNY stuff pretty frequently!!! BUT I hit an exciting milestone a few days ago-

Facebook Contest with

Doin’ The HAPPY DANCE!!!

So to celebrate this momentous occasion I think there should be a GIVEAWAY!!!


Who’s Up For A CONTEST!!!

I am hosting a FACEBOOK CONTEST that runs for the next THREE DAYS!!  Want to know what is up for grabs???


Stamptastic Virtual Retreat Weekend Event

It’s ALL about TECHNIQUES for each of these projects!

That’s right ONE LUCKY WINNER will get SITE ACCESS to the upcoming STAMPTASTIC ONLINE WEEKEND EVENT completely FREE!!!  Want to know how to enter to WIN??

It’s actually very easy..

FIRST… pop over to my FACEBOOK PAGE and you will find the featured post regarding the contest pinned to the top.

SECONDSHARE the post on YOUR WALL, YOUR FRIENDS WALLS and be sure to include the TAGS #handstampedstyle, #Stamptastic, and also be sure to tag ME (Erin Justice Gonzales) and YOURSELF- so that I can keep track of who gets an entry!!

Because your privacy settings might prevent me from seeing who shares the post if you TAG ME and YOU I can keep track, in order to qualify for an ENTRY you MUST have ALL the applicable tags shown above, you get ONE ENTRY for EACH SHARE!!  So share it with 10 friends and get 10 entries!!  CONTEST ENDS ON SUNDAY APRIL 13th!!

The FACEBOOK CONTEST WINNER will be announced by NOON on Monday April 14th, NOTE: if you are ALREADY REGISTERED for the event and are selected as a winner then you will get a refund  for that portion of your registration!!


I’m Getting THIS- Want One?

I was super thrilled yesterday when Stampin’ Up! revealed their ADORABLE (upcoming) Convention bag on their blog.  Usually this is a much anticipated item that they unveil AT Convention, but I say I DO love the fact that we know what we will have to work with and pack accordingly.  I am LOVING the color and how functional this bag is!!

Check it out!

Stampin' Up! Convention Bag

I’m Getting THIS- Want One??

I LOVE the pockets too, I am a TOTAL sucker for pockets!!

Stampin' Up! Convention Bag

So much storage… a SQUIRES dream!

And the icing on the cake… they are providing us with a stylus… knowing how many of us use our tablets and mobile devices they thought to really cater to those needs- STAMPIN’ UP! IS AWESOME!!

Stampin' Up! Convention Bag

Not any ordinary pen…

So how would you feel if I told you that YOU TOO could get your hot little hands on these goodies??  I am NO liar, it’s totally true!! If you JOIN MY TEAM and become part of the Stampin’ Up! Family, and most imporantly a HAND STAMPED STYLE CREW Member before Convention Registration closes YOU TOO can get your OWN goodies for FREE when you register and attend Convention!!

Oh but it gets SO much better!!  Did you know that you also get your admission into Convention for FREE as well!! That’s right, valued at over $295 and you would get it for FREE!!  I have to admit, I can’t think of a better way to start a business that you LOVE than with a:

  • STARTER KIT that’s ONLY $99 (and you get to put up to $125 worth of product in it, totally customizable!)
  • FREE CONVENTION ADMISSION which will get you going in your business on the right foot, filled with tons of amazing creative ideas and awesome business building classes and speakers!
  • STINKIN’ ADORABLE BAG that will be a functional tool for you in your new business when you return home as well.

I too joined Stampin’ Up! just a few short weeks before Convention over 7 years ago. I went to that Convention, as at the time it was hosted in my own back yard, and it was the MOST amazing and life changing experience.  I knew at that time I wanted to do THIS for the rest of my life.  I knew that it would change my life and I hope that it can do that for you too.  If you are interested and maybe want to chat more about the possibilities or anything you have questions about becoming a Demonstrator, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL (210-376-7639) OR EMAIL ME!!

CLICK HERE TO GET EVEN MORE INFO ON HOW TO AND WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN MY TEAM and I can’t wait to see you at Convention enjoying it all with me!!

Simple Cards Tell Mom She’s Loved!!

What better way to say I LOVE and APPRECIATE YOU to Mom than with an adorable simple handmade Mother’s Day card?! I say I don’t think there is a better way.  I have some awesome creative cards for you to make in this months SIMPLE CARD CLASS!!

Remember that you can attend the LOCAL CARD CLASS or take part in the ONLINE CLASS, which ever works best for you!  With the online class you have the option of getting a Project Kit as well… let see what we will be making!

local class or online, either way these are stinkin’ cute!

Starburst Sayings Mothers Day card created by

What a flexible card to say I love you to anyone!

Even thought these cards are super simple, there are still some fun techniques that are shared with each project as well.

You're Such An Amazing Mothers Day card created by

What Mom doesn’t love flowers?

This card is an adorable twist on how to tell your Mom that you Love her!!

Just Sayin' Mothers Day card created by

The only thing this card need is a wink!

These cards will be so FUN and are super simple to make!!

Adorable Mothers Day card created by

These three cards make awesome Mother’s Day cards, but they could also be used for MANY other occasions.

Would you like to make these cards for yourself?? AWESOME!!

Register for my LOCAL CLASS or purchase the ONLINE CLASS and make them at home at your convenience!  You can get the project kit as well so that all the consumable supplies are prepped and ready for you!


To purchase the ONLINE CLASS simply use the purchase button below:


Stamptastic Virtual Retreat Weekend Event

It’s ALL about TECHNIQUES for each of these projects!

Get FULL details for this AWESOME event and get in on the FUN & PRIZES NOW!!!  You won’t want to miss out on all the awesomeness that IS this event!! Learn 8 awesome TECHNIQUES for 8 different projects, PLUS there are prizes and giveaways ALL weekend!!  It’s a TOTAL BLAST and CHECK OUT ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT!

Embellished Events For A Simple Thank You

I just love it when I create something that is not only STINKIN’ CUTE but simple as well.  I think that is really my style, and although I LOVE showering my creations with glitter and all things shiny- I LOVE ME A SIMPLE PROJECT!  I want to share with you the card that I created today… it is for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge that begins today!

I created this project for a couple of things… first if for the color challenge that we are playing with, and I admit that these colors are awesome together!!  Second- this card is a small TWIST on the first project we will be making in the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple & Stamp) Online Class Series!!  It’s finally ready to launch! (I am SOOOO exited!!)

But First, (cause I know the suspense is killing you)… the card that I created for today!

Embellished Events As A Simple Thank You Created by

I really tried to focus on the colors and the LITTLE elements of the card.

I went commando with the sentiment this time… NO Stamp-A-Ma-Jig… and you know what, it was kind of liberating.  I know it’s not perfectly lined up… but neither am I, LOL!!  I broke up the visual dysfunction a bit with some rhinestones… at least for me it distracts me enough to take the focus away from the crooked words, LOL!!

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Some repetitive words is always a nice effect!

So how you like the new pics? I decided to take my BSF (Best Stamping Friend) Erica’s advice and start photog-ing outdoors… my allergies are SO bad this was a risk but anything for you all, right?! ;-)  POP OVER to Hand Stamped Sentiments and play along with us this week, it’s super fun!

Embellished Events As A Simple Thank You Created by

These little flowers are SO cute and perfect for any sentiment!

Like I mentioned earlier this card was a twist from a similar card that we will be making in one of the K.I.S.S. class series coming up- want to know more about my KEEP IT SIMPLE & STAMP Online Class Series?  If you haven’t heard me touch on this NEW class series before I made a little intro video for you that will give you more details.  Enjoy~

Keep your eye out for the first of the classes to arrive in just a few days!  This class series is COMPLETELY ONLINE, which means it’s perfect for everyone… no matter where you are!!  No matter if you are in UT or South Africa… you can learn to stamp and paper craft like a pro!  Each class is designed to build upon one another which is ideal for newbies, but if you are an experienced stamper you can pick and choose the classes that would be most beneficial for you.  It really is a great class series and I can’t wait to share it with you soon!!

Be sure to tell your friends and family about this too- use my SEXY bookmarks below this post to SHARE ME on FACEBOOK, PIN me on PINTEREST, POST this on INSTAGRAM… shout it from the roof tops, LOL!! Just be sure to share this awesome info with those you care about and would love to get started in stamping TODAY!!