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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Have A Seat Thank Yous and Envelopes

Happy Monday!  Today, I wanted to share a video tutorial on putting together a little gift set using the retiring Stampin' Up! set, Have a Seat (wood, clear) seen HERE as posted last week.

Simple, fun, and functional...the Stampin' Up! way!  Can be masculine or feminine! Enjoy and let me know if you have questions!  Need a New Stampin' Up! Catalog FREE? ...Call me! 409-719-2853...Lisa

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Have A Seat Thank You Notes and Envelopes

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card- Mocha Morning Specialty Paper for Dad


Stampin up retiring set autumn splendor card idea
Father's Day will be here before you know it and this card made with Stampin' Up!'s retiring Mocha Morning Specialty Paper<--while supplies last... and Autumn Splendor stamp set make a masculine combination.

"Dad" is stamped with the Broadsheet Alphabet (wood, clear)stamp set and Soft Suede Classic was the ink color of choice for this card.

-->The list of retiring accessories, including this beautiful designer paper, is dwindling!  Visit the Online Store to see what is still available!
-->Retiring stamps are available through May 31, 2012...see all of them Here!

More Stampin' Up! masculine card ideas available each month in Mainly Manly Cards!
Click the link below to find out more!

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Downtown Grunge and Get It Done


stampin up my digital studio downtown grunge
My Digital Studio Downtown Grunge and Get It Done

OK...yes, I DO LOVE paper crafting.  But, the ease of digital scrapbooking with My Digital Studio has me "hooked"!  ...pun intended :) since the photos above were taken at Bass Pro Shop!

So, it's like this.  I always have my camera (iPhone) with me so there is never an excuse to not capture the moment. Once at my computer,  I can pull up My Digital Studio, pop in the pics, add a few embellishments and brush stamps...done.  Then, the big decision is whether to have the pages printed or to preserve in total digital format.  Either way, it's completed in a few steps. Love it!

Now, am I totally abandoning my tradtional scrapbooking with paper, embellishments, buttons, etc.? 

No way!

But, I have an option and that is awesome!

If you haven't taken the leap yet and tried the digital can do so, risk free for 30 days.  Find out how here!

See what a new MY DIGITAL STUDIO crafter has to say about using this digital software!

Stampin' Up! 2012-2014 In Colors Sneak Peek

I have to admit that each year when Stampin' Up! reveals the new In Colors, my reaction is ..."oh, ok,hmm..." But, this year, I've already fallen in love with the new colors!  I guess my best way to describe them is regal and rich.  {The Regals are my favorite color collection. :)}

To give you a little peek, I've created some simple little note cards in each color with some side by side comparisons.


Stampin up 2012 2014 In Colors Primrose Petals
Primrose Petals Stampin' Up! (c) 2012


It's a rich, dusty pink (center heart and base) with a Rose Red heart on the left and Regal Rose heart on the right.



Stampin up 2012 2014 In Colors Summer Starfruit
Summer Starfruit Stampin' Up! (c) 2012


This color has a fun lemon-lime feel!  The heart on the left is Lucky Limeade; on the right, Daffodil Delight.

And now on to...


Stampin up 2012 2014 In Colors Raspberry Ripple
Raspberry Ripple Stampin' Up! (c) 2012

A deep, dark raspberry!...Here with Cherry Cobbler on the left and Melon Mambo on the right.


Here's a fun one!...


Stampin up 2012 2014 In Colors Gumball Green
Gumball Green, Stampin' Up! (c) 2012


I love this green!  Here it is flanked by Garden Green on the left ans Wild Wasabi on the right.

Last, but not least...


Stampin up 2012 2014 In Colors Midnight Muse
Midnight Muse, Stampin' Up! (c) 2012


Beautiful, bold blue!  See how it compares to Night of Navy on the left and Not Quite Navy on the right.

Get ready for these colors to steal the show in designer papers...all I can say is "wow"!

Do you see one here that you can't wait to use on a project?  Leave a comment here and let us know your favorite!


Stampin' Up! Have A Seat Thank You Notes

Stampin-up-card-idea-have-a-seatThe welcoming charm of the images in Stampin' Up!'s Have A Seat make it quick and easy to put a little thank you note together.  As you can see here, I couldn't stop with just one!  So I decided to make a little set of four to give as a gift.

Have a Seat (wood, clear) is one of the many retiring sets that will no longer be available from Stampin' Up! after May 31, 2012.  I have to admit, this is one I'll hold on's just fun for any kind of note.

Check back on Monday for a video tutorial to see how to create an easy envelope for these little note cards. Tomorrow, I'll have a sneak peek of the NEW 2012-2014 In Colors!
See you then!

Stampin' Up! NEWS! My Digital Studio Upgrade Coming Soon!

I am so super excited about this My Digital Studio announcement from Stampin' Up!  Coming soon...MDS 2!  A super upgrade to make your digital designing better than ever!

Just listen!...

With this new My Digital Studio software you’ll be able to:

  • Design in spreads

  • Create with custom canvas sizes

  • Add more than one color to a single stamp image

  • Resize vector stamp images while keeping them crisp

  • See color combination suggestions

  • And much more

Already have My Digital Studio and want MDS 2?
Don’t worry; you’ll be able to purchase an upgrade ($19.95, U.S.) to enjoy all the new design features.

Ready to try My Digital Studio??
Order now (beginning May 8, 2012) and receive the MDS 2 upgrade FREE when it comes available!  

-->My Digital Studio Plus FREE Upgrade to MDS 2

--> My Digital Studio Express Plus FREE Upgrade to MDS 2

-->Join my team of demonstrators and you can customize your Starter Kit with My Digital Studio!

Questions?  E-mail me

I'm ready to help you get started!

Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy Video Tutorial- Mother's Day Card Idea


Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy is a perfect set for this watercolor look technique in today's video tutorial.  I had to dust off my Watercolor Crayons and after making this card...can you say "perfect for Mother's Day?...I refreshed my memory on how much I really love to use these!

This cute little Upsy Daisy set is retiring!  Do you have this set? I have used it tons of times!  You can see it and all the retiring stamps here.

Watch the video and then have some fun creating a card for a mom in your life.  She'll love it!

Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy Video Tutorial-
Watercolor for Mother's Day

Stampin' Up! Vintage Vogue Farewell-Friends 24/7 Card


Good Monday to everyone! Today I'm sharing a really beautiful Stampin' Up! set that will be retiring at the end of this month, Vintage Vogue  I also had a few Beau Chateau Side Notes and Designer Paper that added a special touch to this friends card.

***The Beau Chateau collection is on the Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories List and only while supplies last!  The best way to see what is still available is to visit the ONLINE STORE HERE!

The Vintage Vogue bloom was stamped in Marina Mist on the First Edition Specialty Paper.  The pleated medallion was created with Simply Scored Scoring Tool.

Tune in tomorrow for another Stampin' Up! card idea using another retiring set.  Until then, Happy Stampin'!

National Scrapbooking Day and Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Layout 1

Between other odd and end jobs today, I am celebrating National Scrapbooking Day creating with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio.

One completed...hoping for more!

Fun times!
My daughter had seen the movie "War Horse" and wanted to learn to whistle like she saw in the movie. :)
So easy to preserve this fun time she had with my dad with My Digital Studio!

Digital goodies used here:

Epic Overlays
Decorative Overlays
Marker Felt Font (My Digital Studio allows you to use fonts from your computer in the creation of your pages.)

Check out all the Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio awesome-ness here in the ONLINE STORE!

Stampin' Up! Retiring A La Carte- Elizabeth and a Video Tutorial

This retiring Stampin' Up! a la carte stamp, Elizabeth, is so pretty!  In today's video tutorial, I'll show you how to use it in a couple of ways and share a little ribbon trick, too.

Watch the video and let me know if you have questions. Don't forget to visit the Online Store to check out all of the Retiring Stamps and Accessories. Many accessories are only available while supplies last!


Stampin Up! Video Tutorial- Retiring Stamp Elizabeth and Some Tips

Another Sneak Peek ---Occasions Mini Stamp Sets Carry Over!

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If you love the sets in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, you are in luck!

Because of the short time period between the end of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog and the launch of the 2012-2013 annual catalog, Stampin' Up! has decided to make the carryover stamp sets available early--starting today!

The following stamp sets are available for purchase.

Occasions carry over sneak peek
So excited to see Mixed Bunch and Apothecary Art on the list!!

Enjoy this extra little sneak peak to the annual catalog! 
You can purchase these and any Stampin' Up! products any time through the Online Store.

Stampin' Up! Retiring Accessories- Video Tutorial Tips for the Online Store

I've had a few questions regarding the Stampin' Up! Retiring Lists and availability of items/sell outs.  This video tutorial addresses the easiest way to check on the status of the retiring Stampin' Up! Accessories as well as a few tips to help you with online ordering. Let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Tips on Using the Online Store

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card- Mocha Morning Specialty Paper

Love this Stampin' Up! Mocha Morning Specialty Designer Paper!  I made this card for our son-in-law whose birthday was yesterday. The black floral vine seen here is flocked and beautiful!  Behind the Teeny Tiny Wishes Happy Birthday are images from Nature's Pace stamp set. 
Check out the Faux Ribbon technique on THIS VIDEO and give it a try on your masculine themed cards.

For more ideas on Stampin' Up! masculine cards, sign up for my online video class series, Mainly Manly Cards!

Top 3 Reasons to Start Your Own Stampin' Up! Business for $99!

So excited to announce that beginning today, May 1, 2012, Stampin' Up! is offering a fully customizable Starter Kit at a new lower price of $99!
What a perfect way to start to start your own business! And, enjoy these benefits...

  1. Flexibility- Work "when you want" and "how much you want"!  Run your business your way!
  2. Earn Extra Income- Whether you want to earn money to help pay bills, for a vacation, for your children's extra curricular activities, your retirement fund, or to make this your career, Stampin' Up! offers a fabulous opportunity!
  3. SU!pport- Receive creative and business support from Stampin' Up! and from me as your team leader!
    • Stampin' Up! will provide you with a demonstrator only site with creative and business ideas, and...
    • a monthly magazine with loads of information, project ideas, and tips, and...
    •  a "hotline" called demo support with friendly staff that are eager to offer assistance and answer questions!...and,
    •  As a member of the ink and inspirations team, you will gain access to a members only blog with information and inspiration to help you with your business! I am here to offer advice and tips to help you with your business!


 Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products.  You can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $65) to create a kit with a total value of $190 that still ships for FREE!

Need some ideas for putting your business kit together?  CLICK HERE!

Contact me for more information...

E-mail me or call 409-719-2853. 

Or, if you've been considering starting your own stamping business for a while and are ready! JOIN NOW!