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Tuesday Tip: All That Glitters Part 2 and other Tips

First tip for today!...

Last Day for these two fabulous promotions from Stampin' Up!

Join STAMPIN' UP! as a demonstrator for HALF the PRICE of the Starter Kit!  Start your own business for $87.50 and enjoy being your own boss, setting your own hours, earning income...it's SIMPLY AMAZING! Plus, as a member of my ink and inspirations Team, you will have access to an exclusive blog where I offer tips and support for members of my team!  Interested in learning more, call or E-mail me!

ONLINE Extravaganza ends TODAY, November 30th!  Sales of up to 50% off on select products...MY DIGITAL STUDIO...HALF PRICE!!! Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Click HERE to browse other specials!


Tip #2!

Watch this video to see how I use Heat & Stick Powder from Stampin' Up! to apply glitter to a stamped image. Featured: Heat & Stick Powder, Fine Cosmo Stampin' Glitter, Heat Tool, VersaMark, Winter Post stamp set.

Let me know if you have questions...E-mail me

Tip #3:

For more ideas and exclusive content, subscribe to my Mailing List to receive my monthly newsletters for great project ideas to use in your card making, scrapbooking, paper crafts and more! Just complete the form in the side bar here on my blog.  You will be sent an email in about five minutes asking you to confirm!

Have a great day!--Lisa


One Little Christmas Tree

EXTRA! EXTRA!

Before getting into the details of today's card, I just wanted to remind you that there are only TWO DAYS Left for the Stampin' Up! ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA and SIMPLY AMAZING PROMOTION!

Join STAMPIN' UP! as a demonstrator for HALF the PRICE of the Starter Kit!  Start your own business for $87.50 and enjoy being your own boss, setting your own hours, earning income...it's SIMPLY AMAZING! Plus, as a member of my ink and inspirations Team, you will have access to an exclusive blog where I offer tips and support for members of my team!  Interested in learning more, call or E-mail me!

ONLINE Extravaganza ends tomorrow, November 30th!  Sales of up to 50% off on select products...MY DIGITAL STUDIO...HALF PRICE!!! Don't let this opportunity pass you by! Click HERE to browse other specials!

Treemoon

After I created this card, this sweet little Christmas tune came to mind. It has a special meaning to our family...love it.

I used my Tearing Edge to create the textured edges on this card.  Frost White Shimmer Paint "lights" up the moon and Light Blue Cosmo Glitter illuminates the tree.

Supplies listed below...
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Woodgrain
Paper: Card stock-Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Chunky Essentials, Cosmo Fine Glitter, Tearing Edge, Modern Label Punch, Vintage Trinkets

 Do you have a favorite Christmas carol or song that is special to you or your family?
Share with us here in the comment section.

Happy Stampin'!---Lisa


Fabulous Friday: Are You Getting the Setting?...

The Stampin' Up! Table Setting Die, that is! 

It is on sale NOW through November 30th for 40% off...$25.77! Item #116819

You can see a sample that I made HERE.  Fun and pretty, don't you think?

This is a fantastic deal!  There are other Big Shot Dies on sale as well as many other items. Be sure you have the Extended Cutting Pads for the Bigz XL Dies.

Check out the entire list HERE.

If you're shopping today from your desktop, you can order this and have it in time for your Christmas table!  Order online HERE.

As for me, I was up VERY early and shopping with my girls.
One of our traditions. :)
Have a great day!

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Day of Thanks

On this day of Thanksgiving in the U.S., I have many reasons to be thankful. I have wonderful family and friends, a home to shelter me, my faith to sustain me, and sweet freedom.
I also have a job that brings me pleasure and joy in that it focuses on building relationships and allows me to share what I love to do with others. This is the heart of Stampin' Up! and I am blessed to have my connection with you because of my involvement in this company.

Thanksday
Thank you for visiting me here each day and for allowing me to serve you!
Warmest regards,
Lisa Brown

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Painting of "The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" By Jennie A. Brownscombe. (1914)
Read all about the history of Thanksgiving here on Wikipedia.

Have a wonderful day!


Easy Does It Favor Box

For this week's " ...old,...new" post, I have a video with instructions to create a quick and easy box that would be really cute on your Thanksgiving table. You'll see that I added the ribbon after the video...Let me know if you have any questions! Thanksbox

Supplies:
Stamps: Day of Gratitude (wood) (clear)
Paper: Soft Suede and Very Vanilla card stock, Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Paper
Ink: Cajun Craze Classic
Accessories: 3/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Circle Punch (I used 1 3/4"), Scallop Circle( I used Bigz XL  Pennant Die scallop circles), Stampin' Sponges


Tuesday Tip: All That Glitters

Just some tips on applying the sparkly stuff to your paper crafting projects.  Featured are Tombow Mono Multi Glue, 2 Way GlueChunky Essentials Glitter Collection, and Dazzling Diamonds from Stampin' Up!

 

Questions?  Leave a comment here or email me! lisa @inkandinspirations.com


Online Spectacular and Video

Special savings for your this holiday season from Stampin' Up! Just had to share some more of the fantastic savings being offered in the ONLINE SPECTACULAR this week!

             Click the image below to view savings of up to 50% off! To order, email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com or visit the ONLINE STORE.

I have a video for you demonstrating how I incorporate My Digital Studio into my paper crafting... thanks for watching!


Man(ic) Monday: Pleasant Pheasant

Before I get to the details of today's card,
I HAVE to tell you about the
ONLINE SPECTACULAR
starting TODAY, November 22, and continuing throughout the week! 

Visit the ONLINE STORE to view savings of up to 50% on select products!

Door Buster Specials include:

My Digital Studio- 50% off!
Designer Fabrics- 50% off!
Free Shipping on ONLINE ORDERS of $150 or more!

Visit the online store to shop for these never-before-seen offers!

Now for today's man-ly card...

 

Thanksgivcard

I didn't have a turkey stamp so I decided to use this guy from the Autumn Days stamp set from Stampin' Up!  I love the little leaf stamp in this set and stamped it in three colors for the border. 
All of these circles were cut with the Circle Scissors Plus. That lovely designer paper is Autumn Spice from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  :)
Email if you have questions...lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Supplies:
Stamps: Autumn Days (wood) (clear), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Cajun Craze and Very Vanilla card stock, Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Cajun Craze Markers, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, and More Mustard Classic Pads
Accessories: Circle Scissors Plus, Glass Cutting Mat, Modern Label Punch, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon


Super Saturday: Christmas Countdown

Candycountdown Cute, cute idea from Stampin Up! for paper crafters this holiday season!  Candy Countdown Christmas from the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog is great way to count down those days to Christmas with little ones (or the young at heart!)
The kit contains 25 fast-fold boxes, printed die cuts, ribbon,rope, and little clothespins to hang your treat boxes.  These would make cute ornaments or party favors as well!
Other ideas...
TEACHERS: Turn the numbered die cuts over and use as a gift tag for each of your students' names!
MOMS: Fill with treats or trinkets as little gifts for your child's class!
OR, keep on hand at home filled with cookies or other baked goodies for holiday visitors, carolers, or neighbors!

You can call me with your order or order online HERE now!


Fabulous Friday: Spice is Nice

Here is another banner that I made to display along the mantle in our living room. It is fairly long so it was hard to get a good photo of it. The flags on this one were so easy to create with the BIGZ XL Pennant Die and the Big Shot. This beautiful Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Paper is so pretty! Lots of glitter, buttons, and bows make it really easy to embellish. Next, I'll be working on creating holiday banners for each of my daughters! Are you making any gifts this holiday season?

Supplies:

Stamps: Day of Gratitude (wood) (clear)
Paper
: Autumn Spice Specialty Designer Paper, Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Stampin' Write Markers: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Old Olive and VersaMark Accessories: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Antique Brads, Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, Big Shot, Bigz XL Pennant Die, Champagne Glass Glitter, Fine Cosmo Glitter


Trendy Thursday: Stampin' Up! Deck the Halls-Paper and Fabric

Love these coordinating designs from Stampin' Up! for card making. For this seasonal card, I've combined Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper and Designer Fabric as well as a Deck the Halls Big Designer Button in Always Artichoke. The fabric touch adds a special warmth to the project, don't you think? If you'd like to try some for yourself, visit the online store today!

Supplies for this project: Stamps: Artistic Etchings(wood), (clear) Many Merry Messages
Paper: Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper, Crumb Cake Card Stock
Ink: Crumb Cake Classic, VersaMark
Accessories: Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon, Deck the Halls Designer Fabric and Big Designer Buttons, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Corner Punch, Mini Glue Dots (for buttons), crochet thread


Something Old, Something New: The Banner

Last Wednesday, I posted a peek at a banner that I was working on using some new and some retired product. Thanks to Kelly Lunceford for her inspiration ...I am hooked! This project takes a little time but, to me, so worth the effort!



This banner was created for a charity auction that will be held December at a local hospital where my daughter is a nurse. Each department decorates a themed tree and I thought this banner made with the Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper would be a perfect accessory for the tree she and her friends were putting together.

The "old" : Hodgepodge Hardware tag, gold elastic cording

The "new":
Stamps: Bells and Boughs(clear), (wood)
Paper: Deck the Halls Designer Series Paper , Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock, Waffle Paper Assortment 1
Ink: Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Simple Letters Bigz Dies, Big Designer Buttons -Deck the Halls, Antique Brads, Champagne Glass Glitter,Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, hot glue gun

I have another banner ready that I'll post soon. For now, I'll leave you with a question...if you decorate for the holidays, when do you start? Leave a post here in the comment section.

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