Tuesday Tip- A "Fussy" Paper Crafting Tip on Valentine' Day

Valentines.facebook-postBefore we get to our "fussy" paper crafting tip, I'd like to wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!  Sending love and gratitude for allowing me to share with you!  We are enjoying some special times with our youngest daughter and grandbaby this week.  It's a cloudy and rainy day outside but there's much joy and laughter inside this happy home. 

Today's tip is a spin off of this card and I decided to share this fussy cutting tip for those of you have not tried it.  Cutting detailed images can be trying at times but someone shared this tip with me years ago and I have found it to be so much easier.

Take a look at the short video below...

Such a simple tip but it really makes cutting detailed images so much easier.   It's also a big help if you'll refrain from using the tip of the scissors for this type of cutting and use toward the inside of the blades.  It will seem much easier to maneuver and there will be less of a chance to make a snipping error.

Our Paper Snips provide expert cutting even in small areas. Thin, precision-ground stainless steel tips cut to end of blade.  These have 2 1/2" blades and come with a safety cover and have comfort grips for ease of use.

Click the link above to order your Paper Snips from my Stampin' Up! Online Store!  At only $10, these are a wise investment to add to your paper crafting tools. 

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon and evening and are able to spend some time with family, friends, and loved ones.  It's what the world needs now, right?  We are called to love and serve one another.

Thank you for tuning in for today's paper crafting tip on fussy cutting and I'll see you again soon!


Memory Keeping/Scrapbooking - Tips for 12 x12 Pages with 8 x10 Photos

Memory-keeping-memories-in-the-making-plxsu138454Today's memory keeping/scrapbooking project is a 12 x 12 page with an 8 x 10 photo used in combination with the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection, Moments Like These.  As you'll hear in the video, I am determined to preserve these (many) 8 x 10 photos of our girls in albums rather than have so many frames.  I know they'll appreciate having it all in one place as well.

Incorporating stamps and ink in memory keeping is easy to do and doesn't have to be time consuming or elaborate.  For me, the time it took for traditional scrapbooking resulted in getting very little accomplished and a feeling of defeat and being behind. 

No more.  There is no right or wrong.  However you or I choose to preserve "our story" is the right way and will bring joy now and to future generations.

You can read a little more about this method of memory keeping HERE.

Today's video will give you a few tips for preserving these larger photos.  You'll see the process so thanks in advance for sticking with me through video!

Here are some of the supplies mentioned and used in today's video...

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Using Project Life by Stampin' Up! has transformed my memory keeping!  Where it used to take hours and hours to create one 12 x 12 page layout, one can be completed in a few minutes.  Probably the most time consuming is the journaling but it's also very important.  Just record the dates, the who, the what, and/or your memories.  I promise you, it will be a treasure to your loved ones. 

If you enjoyed today's video and post, please let me know in the comment section below. Thanks for tuning in today for these memory keeping/scrapbooking tips and have a great weekend!


Tuesday Tip- Quick Valentine Treat!

Quick-easy-valentine-treatAre you ready for a quick Valentine treat idea?  You know happy Heart day is just a week away so today's tip will be helpful if you're looking for an idea for those Valentine Treats!

With a quick trip to the big box store or to the corner drugstore, you can find some boxed sweets that you can adapt after watching the video below.

Here's the supply list for today's project. Current Host Code: A4CDEHHE

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Quick-easy-valentine-treat-2Lisa's Inklings:

  • For this box, the designer paper was cut 3 1/3" x 6".
  • Contrasting band cut at 2" x 6".
  • No Glimmer Paper?  Try punching a red card stock heart.  Brush over the surface with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.

Hope you are finding some time to craft today!  My niece will be here in a few minutes so that I can sew the ribbons on her pointe shoes.  She's a sweetheart!

Thanks for tuning in for today's quick Valentine treat and I'll see you in the next post!


Tuesday Tip- Fun Monster Eyes!

Make-fun-monster-eyesToday's tip is super easy and if you have the Yummy in My Tummy set from Stampin' Up!, you'll love adding this fun to your monster eyes!

Grab your Fine Tip Glue and your stamped and colored monster, and make your own googlie eyes!

Take a look at this in action in today's tip video below!

See how easy that is?  You just need a little patience to let it dry and you'll be good to go!

If you don't have this darlin' set, you are missing out.  It's fun for anyone, but I love it especially for kids so cute!

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  • With each $50 in product or your order, select a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Grab a cup of coffee and glass of tea and browse the Online Store to take a look at all of the wonderful and coordinating products from Stampin' Up!  I hope I've tempted you  to make some fun monster eyes on your next project!


Tuesday Tip- From the Archives and Helpful for New Card Makers!

Today's tip is one from the archives but is worth repeating especially for new card makers!

Starting with a good and neat card base is important for the overall look of any card.  In the video below, I'll share some tips that you may find helpful not matter what your level of cardmaking!

 

No matter what size that you make your cards, you can apply these simple tips to help you make a neat base.  

If you're a new card maker, let me know if you have questions that I can answer with a Tuesday Tip!


Tuesday Tip- Stretch Those Lace Doilies!

Tip-chalkboard.facebook-postToday's tip is one you'll love when using the new Lace Doilies from Stampin' Up!  Make the most of these cute embellishments with a punch!

Check out the quick video below.

Like this idea?  Give it a try!

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With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
  • See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip and I'll see you again soon!


Tuesday Tip- Storing Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor-pencils141709You are going to love the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and today's tip is an idea for a great storage solution.

Take a look at today's Tuesday Tip video!

The new Stampin Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration start tomorrow and you'll be able to purchase these new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils!  

 
Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

Hope you enjoyed today's tip and I'll see you in the next post!


Tuesday Tip (on Wednesday!)- Card Organization

Although a day late, you'll find this tip useful for storing and organizing Christmas cards for next year!  This was such a help for me this year to have cards that were created yet not sent in 2015, ready to be sent in in 2016!  And, as you'll see in the video, there's a good start on 2017!

Take a look at this simple tip in the video below...

Try this... you won't be sorry!

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Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
 
  • Shop the last days of the Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

Would love to hear about your card organizational tips so leave a comment below with your ideas and I'll see you again soon!


Tuesday Tip- Easy Christmas Projects #4

Diy-last-minute-christmas-gift-aChristmas is almost here so today's tip is an easy project that you can create as a gift with supplies from your crafting stash and maybe a little something from your kitchen!

Need a gift for a neighbor?  Sit back, relax, and watch this video to see the easy process. 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Study your glass to determine what width you would like your strips to be.
  • For this one, the strips measure 2 1/2 x 12 and 1 1/2 x 12.
  • The excess was trimmed after wrapping the paper around the glass.
  • Here, die cuts and ribbon were used for embellishing, but you can easily use a stamped image or punched pieces.

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Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
 
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!
  • Retiring stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog are only guaranteed through tomorrow, December 21st!  After that, these sets will only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! (Don't miss Merry Mice!!)

Hope you have a great day and are enjoying and not stressing over the hustle and bustle!

Thanks for tuning in for this quick last minute Christmas gift idea tip and I'll see you tomorrow with another idea!

 

 

 


Tuesday Tip- Easy Christmas Projects #2

Bag-gift-card-holder-b Today's project and tip is another easy Christmas project made with a Kraft Tag A Bag Gift Bag and the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle.

Use this for a gift card holder or a pouch for a little gift.

Here's the video tutorial with the simple how-to:

Grab some of those bags by using the quick links below.  Listed are the other supplies used in the video as well.

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SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
 
  • Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!

How are your Christmas preparations coming along?  Hope this easy Christmas project is one you'll try for little gifts or gift cards!


Tuesday Tip- Easy Stampin' Up! Christmas Projects #1

Diy-easy-gift-cards-a1For these next weeks leading up to Christmas, the Tuesday Tip will focus on easy Stampin' Up! Christmas/Holiday Projects that will help you prepare for the season.

Today's project is an easy gift card holder...probably the easiest one you've ever seen!  You'll need to use 12 x 12 card stock so be sure to grab the pack of Real Red (141982) from the Holiday Catalog!

Let's take a look at the video tutorial with this quick tip.

Here's a closer look at the inside...

Diy-easy-gift-cards-a2Here's another one made with the Warmth & Cheer DSP...

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Here's the supply list for the project demonstrated in the video:

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New Hostess Code...

3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for stopping by for this week's tip with an easy Stampin' Up! Christmas project to help you with your holiday preparations!


Tuesday Tip Video -Stampin' Up! Gift Ideas and Black Friday Sale

Tip11-22If you're thinking about gift ideas and Black Friday Sales with Stampin' Up! then you are right on target!

There are so many discounted products that will make your crafting and gift giving a breeze.

The tip today features some gift ideas using some of the great products on sale during the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza, our week long Black Friday Sale!

Let's take a look...

Here are the on sale supplies featured in the video:

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Remember to use Hostess Code: MP36GD7R to receive a gift from me!  If you're order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code...you will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product when you are placing your order and I will still send you gift!

 

Savings throughout the Week:

10% Off- November 21st-28th

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20% Off November 21st-28th

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30% Off- November 21st-28th

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40% Off November 21st-28th

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Here's a sheet with all of the sale items and prices for your reference...CLICK HERE!

Select Stamp Sets 25% Continues until November 30, 2016:

 Flash Sale for NEXT MONDAY, November 28th!

November 28th- 24 Hours Only!

  • Flurry of Wishes and Snow Flurry Punch Bundle #146008 – $31.20
  • Big Shot Magnetic Platform #130658 – $26.00
  • Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack #141657 – $6.00
  • Bell Punch #141846 – $10.80

It's a great time to shop for gift making supplies in the week long Black Friday Sale; the Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza!


Tuesday Tip - Coloring with Blender Pens

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Happy Tuesday and welcome to this week's tip on coloring with Blender Pens.

This video is in response to a question that I received from a customer regarding using the ink from our Stampin' Up! Classic Ink Pads to color an image. 

Watch the video below to see the method that's given me the best results. 

Coloring with blender pens on watercolor paper is easy and fun! The Basket of Wishes set has several images for appropriate for different occasions along with coordinating sentiments.  

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If you haven't tried coloring with blender pens, please do and create some beautiful projects with this easy method of coloring!

 


Tuesday Tip- To Stitch or Not To Stitch?

Stitched-shapes-framelits-tip-aThe new Stitched Shaped Framelits are beautiful and I had a question the other day about what to use for the stitching.

The answer: None!

That is what is so awesome about these much used shapes!  No stitching needed but you get the look with the beautiful faux stitching created by these framelits!  Take a look...

 Here are some samples as seen in the video.

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Here are some stamp sets that coordinate with these Stitched Shapes that are ON SALE for 25% off this month! Click the images to see the sale price!

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Get the look of detailed stitching with these new Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin' Up!


Tuesday Tip- Glitter or Embossing Powder?

Tip-11-1Today's tip is a continuation of sorts of yesterday's Makeover Monday project on the top of glitter and embossing powder.

The Emerald Envy Embossing Powder is so very pretty and sparkly than it begged to be used as glitter.  Watch the video below to see the comparison of using it as glitter vs. embossing powder.

 

Product List for this glittery or embossed look:

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS:

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Hope today's tip will help you decide whether how to use the Emerald Envy embossing powder. Which do you prefer...the glitter or the embossing powder look?