Stamp With Amy K Supporting Iowa Fundraiser

I know that with all of the crazy news going on across the world right now, the horrible storm in Iowa didn’t get much national news coverage. They were hit with a derecho storm on August 10, which is essentially hurricane strength winds (over 100 mph) and rain as it rolled through the state.  You can see a little bit of the storm damage and see the devastation left behind in this ABC News story:

I grew up in Iowa and still have family and friends there.  Thankfully, none of them sustained major damage during the storm.  But many in that state are hurting, have lost their homes, schools and businesses and some are still without power (11 days after the storm).  As a result of the storm, at least 43% of the corn and soybeans grown in the state were lost.  Many farm families lost everything and are left with a huge mess to clean up prior to planting next spring.  Iowans generally pride themselves on being self-sufficient and lending a hand to others in need.  With so much destruction, they can really use our help!

Because I’m far away and I’m not able to be there to help out with the cleanup and rebuilding, I wanted to help out in some small way to get these families back in their homes and back on their feet.  I have a goal to donate at least $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew, a Cedar Rapids based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is helping to get power restored to those still waiting, is feeding those in need and volunteers 3 meals a day and is helping with the cleanup.  They have a Facebook page that you can see here with photos and details about the help that they are providing.

How can you help??  Place a Stampin’ Up! Order Or Donate Directly!

There are two ways that you can help me to reach my goal of donating $500 to the Iowa Giving Crew:

  1. Shop Online:  For any orders placed through my online store between now and August 31, 2020, I’m donating 20% of your merchandise total to the Iowa Giving Crew.
    • 20% of orders placed through my online store between now and August 31, 2020 will be donated to the Iowa Giving Crew.
    • You’ll earn Running Shoe Reward Points and a thank you gift from me with all orders of $50!  See my host code details below.
    • Anyone ordering $50+ will be entered to win a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine from me to be given away on September 1!  See the details below.
  2. Make a Donation of $25+ Directly to the Iowa Giving Crew:  Anyone worldwide is welcome to make a donation to the charity directly via Venmo or PayPal to help (see the details to donate on the Iowa Giving Crew website here).
    • For those in the US, send me a screen shot of the receipt for your donation of $25+ to the Iowa Giving Crew to and you’ll be entered to win the new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine* to be given away on September 1!  See the details below.
    • If you order $50+ through my Stampin’ Up! store AND donate at least $25 directly to the Iowa Giving Crew, your name will be entered twice to win the machine!

Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine Giveaway – September 1!

As an added bonus, I’ll enter anyone who either orders $50+ through my online store between now and August 31, 2020 or who makes a direct donation* to the Iowa Giving Crew by August 31, 2020 into a drawing for a brand new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine!

*Please note:  Per Stampin’ Up! rules, I am only able to ship the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to addresses in the United States.  Only those with US shipping addresses will be eligible to win the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.  Anyone outside the US is welcome to donate but will not be eligible to win the machine.  Orders must be placed by midnight MT on August 31, 2020 to be entered to win the machine.  Donations must be made no later than midnight MT on August 31, 2020 to be entered to win the machine.  One winner of the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be randomly chosen on Tuesday, September 1 from all of the entries received.


Drop me an email at with any questions.  I so appreciate your help and donations to my home state!! #iowastrong #derecho2020

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Bonus Days Coupon Redemption Going On Now!

Yay!!  It’s time to cash in those Bonus Days Coupons that you’ve earned!

Here are the details:

  • Redemption Deadline:  August 31 2020, by 11:50 PM (MT)
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed for any product (excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin monthly subscriptions).
    • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes will reduce the amount of an order.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes may be redeemed one time only.

Coupon Code Redemption In The New Online Store

The checkout screen looks slightly different than it did in the old online store.  The coupon code and host code placement are right under the checkout button in your shopping cart now.  Simply click the “+” button on the right and then copy and paste your codes individually and “apply” each one of them and you’ll be all set!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy coupon redeeming!

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6 thoughts on “Stamp With Amy K Supporting Iowa Fundraiser

  1. Hi Amy, I’m from Iowa. I live north of Donahue and I watched the storm from my basement. It was crazy. Never seen winds like that. We were fortunate. Not too much damage here. Lost a big limb and a couple small limbs in my favorite tree. But just straight north of me is Grand Mound,IA. And there is a farmer who had a big grain bin set up with legs that went to other bins and it just collapsed it like rubble.. and with harvest coming in the next month or so I don’t know how he will be able to get it up and running on time. They have to dismantle all that is on the ground and start all over again. Seeing the corn laying flat on the ground is just as bad. I have seen that one other time. Long time ago. Cedar Rapids, I think got the blunt of the damage. But what I have heard all along highway 30 damage is everywhere. You said you were from Iowa too. Just curious where you were from. Thanks for helping. Dawn E

    • Wow, so glad that you made it through safely! I’m sure that was really scary waiting out the storm in your basement. So sorry to hear about the farmer near you with the collapsed grain bins. 🙁 I grew up in the way northwest corner of Iowa near the very small town of Ashton. I live in New Jersey now, but most of my family is still in the IA, MN, SD area.

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