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Take Note! Stampin' Up! Designer Paper, Newsprint on the Last Chance List

Stampin Up Designer Paper Newsprint Extra! Extra! Read all about the Stampin' Up! Designer Paper, Newsprint on the Last Chance List!

I love this paper with it's diverse images...maps, sheet music, ledgers, ruled lines, alphas, advertisements, etc.  Just a great collection; especially good for masculine cards.  I've paired it here with Cherry Cobbler card stock and Classic Ink for a nice contrast.  Stamped elements from Artistic Etchings and Notably Ornate go nicely with the sheet music background.  Supplies listed below!

Notably Ornate (wood, clear)
Artistic Etchings (wood, clear)
Basic Black
Cherry Cobbler
Very Vanilla
Newsprint Designer Series Paper
Basic Black
Cherry Cobbler
Wide Oval
Round Tab
2 1/2" Circle
Basic Rhinestones

SPECIAL NOTE!!! TODAY is the LAST Day to order from the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog!  Don't delay...PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!

Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Because I Care

Stampin; Up! Card Idea- Because I Care The current Stampin' Up! Hostess Set "Because I Care" and a card in Paper Crafts magazine inspired the idea for this thank you greeting.

This stamp usually sees lots of color from me but I had to try this neutral version and I love the simple elegance.  The final touch with the white gel pen really added to the overall look.  Isn't it great that something so easy and basic can add so much?

It's not too late to earn this stamp set for FREE with your purchase of $150 in product in the Online Store
After tomorrow, this set and all others on the Last Chance List will not be available! Order TODAY!

Because I Care (Stampin' Rewards)
Basic Black
Crumb Cake
Whisper White
Basic Black
Signo White Gel Pen
Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Stampin' Sponges

Order supplies for any of our Stampin' Up! card ideas
through the Online Store HERE!

P.S.  It's not too late to place your order of $30 in product or more to receive your NEW Idea Book and Catalog...FREE!

Stampin' Up! Card and Project Ideas for You!

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Card Idea- Happy Birthday, Harrison!


The Stampin' Up! Last Chance list has some great products for masculine card ideas.  Here is one I made for my nephew's birthday using the Newsprint Designer Series Paper and the Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

I used Elegant Eggplant as a contrast for the card base and a stamped sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  The Naturally Serif Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die  letters cut with the Big Shot add a personalized touch to the card.  A spritz with the Color Spritzer Tool and an Elegant Eggplant Marker adds a bit of masculine charm to this Stampin' Up! birthday card.

Stay tuned for an "A-Z" video tip tomorrow.  I promise, it'll come in handy when working with what I call "alphabet soup"!  See you then!

Stampin' Up! Nautical Expeditions- July 4th Banner


With July 4th quickly approaching, I wanted to share this holiday banner I created with the Nautical Expeditions Designer Series Paper from the Summer Mini Catalog.  These banners are great for anytime of year and make a fun addition for your home and party decor.

Learn to create your own banner, such as the one pictured here, through my special online class!

In this class, you will:

  • Discover how to create a beautiful banner for you to keep or to give as a special gift!

  • Learn the basics and tips for embellishing these beautiful banners. 

  • See how you can create banners of all kinds just by changing the color theme and designer paper!

  • Create a lovely charm to use as a magnet or an embellishment on another project made with one of the Stampin' Up! Beveled Window Panes giving you two delightful projects for you to share or keep!

This class contains 9, yes- NINE videos, with step by step instructions to create a lovely banner and a Beveled Window Pane embellishment.  You will have lifetime access to these online classes to allow you to refer to the content as long as you wish.

Cost for this special online class
containing nine videos with lifetime access

Click below to order this special online class and start making these beautiful banners for your home or as a special gift!

COST: $24.95

I hope you decide to purchase this class and discover the fun of creating this special paper crafting project!  "See" you in class!  ---Lisa

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Vintage Ink Technique

I finally broke out my Distressing Essentials Kit for the first time in months and decided to record this Stampin' Up! Tutorial for this cool Vintage Ink technique.  Love how these inks mix and react to water (or, in this case, Stampin' Mist) and create a unique look for cards and other paper crafting projects.

I hope you'll try this fun technique.  You can get your Distressing Essentials Kit HERE in the ONLINE STORE.

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Vintage Ink Technique

Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Vintage Vogue Sympathy

Stampin up card idea- Vintage Vogue
Here's an idea for a sympathy card using Stampin' Up! Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper on the Last Chance List. Check HERE to see if it is still available.

The neutral tones in this paper lend a peaceful, serene feel to this card. Vintage Vogue(wood, clear) flowers and border stamps and a Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment provide the stamped images. I thought the big jumbo brads would be perfect for the flower centers.

Sending a handmade card to someone during a time of loss can bring comfort and is an outpouring of kindness and love to the recipient.  Take some time to create some sympathy cards to have on hand. Use your creativity, your ideas, and Stampin' Up! card supplies to reach out with love. 

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio - New Downloads Available!

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio

 Stampin' Up! has just released
more awesome digital downloads
to use with My Digital Studio!

My Digital Studio is a fabulous, digital crafting solution that is fun and easy to use.  There are a variety of software options...take a look HERE...and, Stampin' Up! releases new downloads almost every week!

You already have a digital crafting software?

The My Digital Studio digital downloads are compatible with any program that supports .jpg and .png files & layers such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Jasc Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Microsoft Digital Image Pro (DIP), Ulead Photo Impact (PI), Corel Draw.

See the latest My Digital Studio downloads HERE, and to see all the wonderful downloads available CLICK HERE!



Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Card Making 101, Essential Tools II

I have decided to continue with my Stampin' Up! Tutorial series on Essential Tools. Thank you all for the comments and notes of appreciation regarding these Cardmaking 101 videos.  Just sharing information and tips that I've learned along the way through my paper crafting journey.

Be sure to let me know if you have questions and if you need to order any of the supplies, you can access my Online Store HERE, 24/7.  Thanks for watching!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial- Cardmaking 101, Essential Tools II

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - A Stampin' Up! Story

Stampinup demonstrator Do you love paper crafting, rubber stamping, scrapbooking?  Have you thought of becoming a demonstrator and running your own business?

"Not me," you say, "I could NEVER be a demonstrator!" 
  I thought the's my story:

My Stampin' Up! Story
Lisa Brown

About five years ago, I decided to start scrapbooking. This came out of a need to do something with all the photos and mementos my girls had collected throughout their years in high school. Once I began, I was driven. I loved it! And, my girls really appreciated the work I put into their  pages.
I guess it must have been around April of 2006, that my daughter's friend invited us to a in-home party for a company her sister had become affiliated with...some company called Stampin' Up! I was really skeptical. I was sure I had everything I needed for scrapbooking; I wasn't interested in rubber stamps. But, I went and had a really fun time, created a cute card, and ordered a few things to add to my supplies. When my order came in, I was really excited. This was so much fun!

I went to another party and placed another order...I was hooked.
In October 2006, my demonstrator e-mailed me with information on a discount on the Starter Kit. I looked it over and decided this would be a great way to get lots of the supplies and stamp sets that I was wanting at a great price and order my supplies at a discount...but me?... be a demonstrator and hold workshops and classes...not me. ;)
It was like Christmas when my Starter Kit arrived and I began making cards, sending them to my friends and family...everyone loved what I was doing. I even showed off my creations at work and before I knew it, I had two friends that purchased the Starter Kit at the same great promotional price. A few weeks went by and my demonstrator (my upline), suggested that I conduct a workshop that she had scheduled with a mutual friend. I couldn't do that!
Me? Hold a workshop???!!!
But, I did...
and the rest is history!

I have made so many wonderful friends and met so many people through my involvement with Stampin' Up! I have two stamp clubs with some awesome ladies that meet once a month in my home and I hold workshops, classes, and have conducted birthday parties for young girls. AND, I am able to earn money to help with family expenses.
Quite amazing for someone who said "not me".

This could be "you!" 

I'd love to discuss this oportunity with you.

E-mail me and let's talk!