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Stampin' Up! Card Idea- Artistic Etchings Eiffel Tower

Stampin up card idea artistic etchings eiffel tower watercolorOn this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was first opened and is one of the world's most recognizable structures.  A beautiful image in Stampin' Up!'s Artistic Etchings stamp set, I have featured it on today's card with a watercolor wash technique.

The Eiffel Tower was built as the entrance arch to Paris' 1889 World's Fair.  It is the most visited paid monument in the world and is a global cultural icon of France.
Read more about it HERE on Wikipedia.

Lately the Eiffel Tower has become very popular in home decor and, of course, rubber stamping.

Stampin up artistic etchings eiffel tower watercolorWant to use it in your paper crafting?
Get the Artistic Etchings set available in wood and clear mount in the online store!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Ends Today!...March 31, 2012!

Ok, Stampers and Paper Crafters!  If you haven't taken advantage of the FREE gifts offered during Sale-A-Bration with Stampin' Up! is the last chance!

For each $50 in product purchase, you can earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift! 

And, JOIN STAMPIN' UP! as a DEMONSTRATOR for only $125.
JOIN MY INK and INSPIRATIONS TEAM OF DEMONSTRATORS NOW and enjoy the flexibility of your having your own business!

Below is beautiful piece created by a member of my downline, Kristin!  Look how she incoporated some of those beautiful Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Papers into this Dresden Designs wreath! Absolutely gorgeous!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration ends today!  ONLINE STORE OPEN, 24/7!

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They are celebrating because they have just been informed they can start and run their own business from home!

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It can happen for you, too! 

Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and enjoy the flexibility of owning your own stamping business.

Let me share it with you!
Click HERE for more information, then E-mail me or give me a call, 409-719-2853!

The Final Four Days of Sale-A-Bration

It's here!  The Final Four!
Stampin' Up!'s Final Four Days of Sale-A-Bration!

It's hard to believe that these two months have passed so quickly!  So many of you have taken advantage of this opportunity for a FREE gift with every $50 in product purchase...but, if you haven''s not too late! can shop HERE ;)!

By far, the most popular Sale-A-Bration item for my customers has been the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper...

Followed  closely by the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack...

Of course, there are plenty of other choices and you can see those HERE!  Just click on the big red and white "Get FREE Product"!

The Final Four...Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st!
Shop Stampin' Up! Online, Anytime!

Stampin' Up Tutorial - Easy Paper Bow

Paper bow card idea stampin up everyday enchantment
Happy Monday all! ...Today, I'm sharing a tutorial using the Stampin' Up! Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper to create a super easy paper bow
You all know that I love to share how I use my scraps and this is a great way to use the leftover designer paper strips!

And, speaking of designer paper...I am going to hate to see this one go!  Sale-A-Bration is almost over so remember to place your order of $50 or more and receive a FREE gift!  Many wonderful choices... Shop now in the ONLINE STORE!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial Easy Paper Bow

Stampin' Up! Bright Blossoms and Summer Smooches Sneak Peek and Card Idea

Bright blossoms summer smooches sneak peak
Every time I think I've decided on my all-time favorite Stampin' Up! designer paper, there comes along another that just knocks my socks off and wows me!

I LOVE the Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper available as a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift, but this Summer Smooches will soon take top rank.  And, I am usually drawn toward more muted, shabby colors, but this combo of In Colors and Brights is so cheery and perfect for summertime projects.  The coordinating set, Bright Blossoms, is fun and will be one I grab for personal card projects.  Stay tuned for more from this collection!
This is just a taste of what's to come from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog in June.   In the meantime, be sure to take advantage of these last days of Sale-A-Bration which ends soon!...March 31st!

Sneak Peek! Stampin' Up! Petite Purse

Petite purse sneak peek everyday enchantment diy wedding favorsWent to the midnight showing of The Hunger Games last night and I'm a little sleep deprived but I had to share this oh-so -cute sneak peek of the Petite Purse (Bigz Die) that will be available during April 2012. 

I used the Sale-A-Bration Everyday Enchantment Designer Paper and Whisper White on these.  These go together in no time and would be perfect for girls of all ages as party favors/shower favors!  Love it!

I'll be back tomorrow with another Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek...until then, Happy Hunger Games! ;)

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio- Love those Downloads

scrapbooking layout My Digital Studio
Love Tuesdays when Stampin' Up! comes out with terrific new digital downloads!  This is a 12 x 12 layout I created last night using a couple if those that came out this week...Taffeta Trimmings and the Get It Done kit.


I could have completed this layout in a few minutes but I ended up trying looking at all my digital goodies and had about an hour of fun.  I was watching tv in the living room so I had a few distractions...:).

Just so you know, you can try My Digital Studio Express for FREE.   Try it and experience the fun!

Flower Power Class; Stampin' Up! Style

Flower powerI love discovering new ways to use my Stampin' Up! products. Just imagine the possibilities for using these flowers created from Stampin' Up! card stock and designer paper, punches, and dies!
I am so excited about this new class offering...Flower Power!  Create these adorable blooms with fun products from Stampin' Up! (Colors and designer paper may vary.)

If you live in the Southeast TX area, come join us for this fun class!

Here are the details...

Flower Power

Discover how to create beautiful flowers using Stampin’ Up! card stock and designer paper!

Participants will create four different flowers using punches, Big Shot dies, and paper.  Use creations such as these as gift toppers, home décor, or to embellish any 3D project!

Sunday, April 15th, 4:00 pm
ink and inspirations, Groves, TX

RSVP by April 1st.

Cost: $27

If you live locally, call or email if you are interested in the Flower Power Class; Stampin' Up! Style!
Speaking of classes...Here's a photo of some stampin' fun we had at one of my local rubber stamping/paper crafting classes last night!
Class 1Stampin' Up! is fun for everyone!  Schedule your private class or workshop today!

Oops to Ahh! Stampin' Up! Tutorial Tip

Sweet shop hearts stampin up card ideaIsn't this Sweet Shop Specialty Paper fun?  Love the cheeriness of it.  This card was specially made for a friend across the miles!

I have to admit that sometimes I get in a bit of a hurry and my stamped images are kind of...well, you know, not the best. 

That happened today when I was making this card.  But, there is a quick fix that turned my "oops" to an "ahh".  Watch the video for the quick stampin' tip!

Stampin' Up! Tutorial Tip- Rubber Stamping Oops to Ahh!

Stampin' Up! and Your "To Do" List

Sweet shop mixed bunch easy bag

Your Stampin' Up! "To Do" List:

...just helpin' you out! ;)

  1. Be sure that I (you) have signed up for ink and inspirations Mailing List
    (There's a form on the right side bar...)  Lisa (that's me) loves to send surprise online video tutorials occasionally created exclusively for subscribers!
    (psst...tomorrow is one of those days! You'll discover how to create one of the cute bags seen HERE or like the one above!)

    Sale-A-Bration order online

  2. Remember to place your Stampin' Up! order of $50 in product or more to receive your FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st.
  3. Call or email Lisa with any questions!

    Hope that little Stampin' Up! "to do" list helps you out!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Gnome sweet gnome st patricks day
Top of the mornin' to you! Wishing you blessings and the luck of the Irish on this St. Patrick's Day!

Do you remember that Irish Spring (bath soap) commercial?
The one with the sweet young Irish lass that said, "Manly, yes, but I like it, too!"
There is not a St. Patrick's Day go by that I don't think of that commercial.  Silly, I know, but it's true!

Well, in honor of St.Patrick's Day (and that Irish Spring commercial), I decided to write a limerick for you.  Have a glorious, green day!

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A Day in the Life 2012 and My Digital Studio- Fit and Fun

My Digital Studio Day in the Life One Little WordKeeping up with my One Little Word/ Word of the Year scrapbooking project had been easy with My Digital Studio

Here's the page I did marking the memory of our family's participation in The Gusher Marathon/Half Marathon/5K last weekend.  We feel so fortunate to have our parents with us and participating...they were the oldest participants at 82 and 80!

It's times like these that I really appreciate being able to record a memory in a matter of minutes. Don't get me wrong...I love working with paper and traditional scrapbooking, but having My Digital Studio has motivated me to get these special times documented in a timely fashion.