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A "Charming" Stampin' Up! New Year and Video Tutorial

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Stampin' Up! DIY Glassware Charms

Good Monday and Happy New Year's Eve!

Today, I have a fun and easy project that you could whip together for your celebrations in a jif!

I wanted some stemmed glassware charms so I decided to put some together with a little wire, stamped images, glimmer paper and punches!

 

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New Year's Eve Decor Glassware Charms

Aren't these fun and festive?  Watch the video for the how-to and you can create some for your New Year's celebration in minutes!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial -DIY Glassware Charms for New Year's Eve
Have a safe and happy New Year's Eve! 
Thank you so much for visiting and joining me in this crafting journey! 

My best,

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Stampin' Up! Anniversary Card and Sneak Peek

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Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog Sneak Peek Anniversary Card
Our family had a great time celebrating our parents' 58th wedding anniversary yesterday.  Any time you can get our family together, it's a fun time and usually involves food!  So, we treated the happy couple to dinner at one of their favorite restaurants.
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Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog Sneak Peek

My folks always appreciate my hand made cards and I wanted to make something extra special for this occasion.  Using some of the beautiful More Amore' DSP, a NEW Honeycomb Embossing Folder, beautiful Primrose Petals Core'dinations Card Stock, and the Artisan Embellishments Kit (you're gonna love it!), I created this card.

inklings:

  • The Very Vanilla card base worked well since I covered the entire card front with paper. Top half is  with Honeycomb impression.
  • Love that quote by Charles Dickens found on a sheet of the More Amore' DSP.  Perfect for a long time married couple's anniversary. :)
  • Most of those delicate touches in the cascade are from the new Artisan Embellishment Kit.  It is awesome! I added some Pool Party Seam Binding Ribbon and a flagged banner piece from the DSP.
  • The "Happy Annversary" sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood,clear) in Whisper White Craft Ink.

These fun new items will be available on January 3, 2013 in the Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog.

I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!
Let me know if you'd like to receive one of these new Spring Catalogs.  All I need from you is your:

  1. Name
  2. Current Mailing Address  
  3. Phone Number
  4. Send this information by e-mail.

(If you have a customer relationship with another demonstrator, you can contact that person for a catalog.)

And...Be sure you are on my Mailing List to receive my newsletter, bonus videos for subscribers only, first news on class offerings, and specials!

You can also follow me on You Tube, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

Looking forward to a great year in 2013 sharing many more project ideas and videos with you!
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Great Deals on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!  While Supplies Last!

 

 


My Digital Studio Scrapbooking Project Continues

Today I have a special digital page to share...it's in honor of my parents' 58th wedding anniversary!  Isn't that awesome and don't they look great?

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MDS 2 Day in the Life
Honoring my Mom and Dad
on their 58th Wedding Anniversary!

 


Although I haven't been routinely creating and sharing pages from my year long scrapbooking project, Day in the Life; I have been adding pages now and then and DO plan to complete it.  This is part of the commitment to my Word of the Year: STEP.

No stuggles. No deadlines. No have-tos.  Just telling my story, one STEP at a time.

I plan to begin another project for 2013 and I have just about decided on my next "Word of the Year."  Stay tuned. :)

Why don't you join me in this project? 
You don't have to report in or even tell me about it...although, I'd love for you to share! 
Whether you keep a journal, traditional or digital scrap, art journal...tell your story.
It matters and is deeply gratifying.  Share your journey.  Record your memories.

If you haven't tried digital scrapbooking, I encourage to try MDS 2.  It's easy to get started and there are lots of training videos available.  There's even a 30 day Free trial.  Click here to check it out and get started Then, visit mydigitalstudio.net.

Hope you have time to create something beautiful today!  Enjoy your Saturday!
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Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz Continues!

 

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NEW Items...15 more!...Added to Clearance

 

More savings! 15 more products have been added to our Clearance Rack Blitz!
See the list of newly added products below:

Neutrals Flower Brads
Regals Flower Brads
Subtles Flower Brads
Pretty in Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Bashful Blue 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
Artichoke 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon
2010-2012 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
2011-2013 In Color 12" x 12" Textured Cardstock
Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper
Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper
Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Beau Chateau Side Notes
Sweetest Stem Embosslits Dies
Flower Burst Embosslits Dies

Visit the Clearance Rack in the Online Store to take advantage of these savings! Available Only While Supplies Last!

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card

 

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Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card
I've enjoyed a few days off to celebrate Christmas and spend precious time with my family.  Our daughters and their husband were in town and we shared love and laughter for two full days.  Look for some MDS2 pages soon!

 

Once again, I'm back at my craft table that is 'clean' for the first time in a MONTHS!  Felt so good to put ink to paper to create this card for my dad whose birthday is in January!

With the Holiday Catalog expiring in a little over a week, I decided to use some of my favorite products, the Orchard Harvest DSP and the Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock.  These products as well as that beautiful Brushed Bronze Button will no longer be available after January 2, 2013.

 

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Stampin' Up! Memorable Moments Masculine Birthday Card
The birthday sentiment is from Memorable Moments (wood, clear) and the wonderful embossed impression is from the Woodgrain TIEF (Textured Impressions Embossing Folder) that will still be available after January 2, 2013!

 

I'm always looking for new ways to use my Stampin' Up! products and stamp sets that I have on hand to design something unique and manly.

If you are a card maker and would like:

  • To discover how to use your supplies to create masculine themed cards.
  • To learn techniques that you can use on any card you create.
  • Video tutorials to demonstrate techniques and how to create masculine themed cards.

You can discover new techniques
AND
how to create masculine themed cards
in my monthly online video class,
Mainly Manly Cards!

Sent to you each month:

  • You will receive a masculine themed card idea as well as a step by step video tutorial-- a virtual class-- demonstrating the how-to with tips and suggestions.
  • Then, about two weeks later, you'll receive another email with a completed card project with a different take on the previous card's design.  We'll change the color scheme, theme, orientation, etc.

And, the cost is only $4.95 per month!

Ready to join us?

YES! I would like to subscribe to Mainly Manly Cards!  

  • I understand I will be billed $4.95 today, and will receive an email twice a month containing links to project ideas for masculine themed cards.
  • I also understand I will be billed $4.95 every 30 days for my continuing subscription.
  • I can cancel at any time with no questions asked.

PayPal manages payments through my account - ljsb4@sbcglobal.net

As a Mainly Manly Cards member, you will also receive:

HandDrawnStar1My TOP 10 List of Tips on using your traditionally
        feminine - themed supplies on your masculine cards!

HandDrawnStar1ALSO, a video slide show of some of our favorite
        non- traditional masculine card ideas!

HandDrawnStar1PLUS, a list of Five Color Secrets  for masculine themed cards.

I hope you'll join me today in my masculine card online class,
Mainly Manly Cards!

Hope to see you in "class"!
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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas!

Waiting for the "kids" to get here to begin the celebrations! It's such a special time... I just want to soak it all in.  :)
I need to make an anniversary card and two online customer "thank you" cards but other than that, I think it's all just about done!

I hope you can take some time to sit back and enjoy some quiet time and/or time with family.  Treasure every moment!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Blessings,

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P.S.  I'll be back the day after Christmas with peeks at some of the fab goodies from the Spring catalog!


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Share and Christmas Eve Squared

Today, I have to share a beautiful Christmas card that I received from a member of the ink and inspirations team, Catherine Stewart.  This beauty was created with the Ornament Keepsakes set from the Holiday Catalog.  Isn't it awesome?

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Stampin' Up! Ornament Keepsakes Card by Catherine Stewart

I love the single ornament in Cherry Cobbler as the focal point with the Seam Binding Ribbon and Basic Pearl as an elegant touch!  Beautiful work, Catherine!

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Well, the gifts are wrapped, holiday dishes prepped, and house is tidy! Let the festivities begin!

A few years ago, my sister started a new family tradition she calls "Christmas Eve Squared".  On the night before Christmas Eve, our family gathers at her house to begin a three day celebration of the birth of Jesus.

She makes a pot of chili and we eat, play games, and enjoy one another as we count our blessings.  It's a beginning of a special time and we all look forward to it. I hope that you are enjoying these days spending time with those you love!

O Come, O Come Emmanuel!

God Bless You and Yours!
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Last Minute Gifts

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Stippled Blossoms Note Card Set

I've been busy in the kitchen most of the day and tomorrow I need to tidy up around the house and wrap a few more gifts.  But, I'll be in my stamp room for a bit tomorrow finishing some pretty packaging and maybe even record a video. ;)

I was up late last night working on the note card gift sets seen here using the Stippled Blossoms set (wood, clear).  These come together in a jiffy and make a nice hand-made gift.  I made 4 notecards for each set.

Here are a few tips to help you put a few sets together:

  • Cut colored card stock for the base at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".
  • Cut light neutral at 4 " x 5 1/2".
  • Stamp image on neutral piece in a corner or along an edge.
  • Adhere stamped piece to colored base.
  • Stamp image in a lower corner of each envelope.
  • Secure notecards and envelopes with ribbon.

These sets will be for some family members but are also good to have on hand for party hostesses or holiday visitors!

After being up late last night and the busy-ness of the day, I am ready for a goos night's rest.  Our girls and their husbands will be in town for Christmas Eve and Day...so looking forward to having them!


Before I close, I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of you.
My husband, Jackie and I would like to extend to you warm holiday greetings and blessings in this holy season.  
May the Spirit of Christmas fill your hearts with love and peace! 

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    Remember to check the CLEARANCE RACK for some great deals while supplies last!! 

 

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Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Treat Pouch

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Stampin' Up! Scentsational Season, Snow Festival DSP, and the Petal Cone Die


Lots of last minute prepartions going on in the Brown household!  Our family and friend gatherings begin tomorrow evening but I'll be sharing some quick ideas and tips from now until after Christmas!

This little treat pouch is created with one cut of the Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Die. Just adhere the single layer together to make a pouch and you have an adorable treat for someone special.  I'll try to get a video tutorial ready for you in the next few days with a couple of tips on cutting and assembly! Also featured here is the Scentsational Season Bundle (wood, clear), and the fun and fabulous, Snow Festival DSP.

Be sure to follow me at Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook for more tips and holiday ideas!

Hope you're enjoying the hustle and the bustle!... I sure am!

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Exclusive Stampin' Up! Project Video Tutorial Coming Soon!

 

Bonus box Candlelight Christmas
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Exclusive Stampin' Up! project ideas and tips are delivered each month to our mailing list subscribers.  Subscribers also receive bonus tutorials and tips just for signing up!  

Sign Up Today to receive the BONUS CHRISTMAS VIDEO TUTORIAL for subscribers on Thursday!  I'll be demonstrating the how-to for the box above.

Join us and keep up with the latest from Stampin' Up! and ink and inspirations!

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Trash to Stampin' Up! Christmas Treasure Video Tutorial

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Stampin' Up! Candlelight Christmas Treat Boxes

Hi all!  I have quick video tutorial today to share with you.
Our daughter needed some small containers for Christmas treats and I knew I had saved the perfect size from the trash!

You'll see the actual item in the video.  I was really excited that it worked out perfectly.  I love how we can take a little designer paper and turn trash into treasure!

Featured is the Candlelight Christmas Specialty Designer Paper.

Enjoy and let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Candlelight Christmas Treat Box

Stampin'Up! On Sale- Clearance Rack Items with discounts up to 80%!
While supplies last!

Have a great Tuesday!

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New Week...Sneak Peek!

 

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Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek Birthday Card

A change of pace today with a birthday card featuring some sneak peek products from the upcoming Spring Catalog.  Do you see the awesome-ness?  The Hearts a Flutter set (w-129249, c-129252), Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies (130159), and the More Amore Specialty Designer Paper (129309)  make a beautiful combo that will available to you soon! And, notice the new color in Core'dinations card stock and a fun new Textured Impressions Folder!

The new Spring Catalog debuts January 3, 2013.  If you have placed an order from me in the last six months, you should receive your copy in the mail by that date. 

If you do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like a catalog, please e-mail your name, address, and phone number and I will send you one as soon as available.

In the meantime, you can take advantage of these special offers! 

  • These holiday packaging bundles are affordable and adorable!  Simply add a treat or gift and assemble. Available November 29-January 2.

Trimmings & Tags Bundle
Item 132769
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes

  • Gusseted Cellophane Bags (25 bags; 5" x 3" x 11-1/2")
  • Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags (25 double-sided tags; 4-1/2" x 3-1/8")
  • Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Sweater Trim (10 yards)

Petite Treats Bundle
Item 132770
$13.50 (a $16.85 value)
Includes

  • Glassine Bags with die-cut edges (10 bags; 3" x 5" x 1-1/2")
  • Handmade Holidays Stitched Felt (8 pieces)
  • Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (10 yards)

Download the colorful PDF Flyer HERE!

NEW ITEMS ADDED TO CLEARANCE RACK!!  DISCOUNTED STAMPS!

Dates: December 14, 2012 - while supplies last
Details: Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.
The Fine Print:

  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order-we're flexible like that.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-woo hoo!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Bonus!
  •  Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait!
  • And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items. Check out all of the Clearance Rack Blitz items in the Online Store.

Visit the Online Store Now to take advantage of the Clearance Rack Blitz!

Be sure you're on the ink and inspirations Mailing List to receive the last issue of the 12 Weeks of Christmas and a Bonus Video later this week! Sign Up HERE!

I hope you have the time to create something beautiful today!
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Finding Peace in Troubled Times

As I continue to prepare my Christmas cards for the mail, my heart is heavy. It is difficult to write about the joys of the season. However, there is comfort in knowing that the Lord is with us and is always near.

My prayers continue for those precious families in CT and for all of us as one nation under God.


Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Phillippians 4:4-7


Stampin' Up! Discount -Clearance Rack Blitz!!

 

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STAMPIN' UP! SALE! CLEARANCE RACK BLITZ!


 

NEW ITEMS ADDED TO CLEARANCE RACK!!  DISCOUNTED STAMPS!

Dates: December 14, 2012 - while supplies last
Details: Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last! And for the first time ever, stamps are included at up to 40% off.
The Fine Print:

  • Only online orders qualify for this promotion. Feel free to order both Clearance Rack and non-Clearance Rack items on the same order-we're flexible like that.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this special offer-woo hoo!
  • Qualifying Clearance Rack orders are eligible for hostess benefits/Stampin' Rewards. Bonus!
  •  Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait!
  • And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items. Check out all of the Clearance Rack Blitz items in the Online Store.

Visit the Online Store Now to take advantage of the Clearance Rack Blitz!

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Spirit and Favorite of Christmas Past

Today, I'll be visiting Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO!  Oh, the beautiful ba-zillion lights everywhere!  It's a wonderland of Christmas Magic!

But, before I bundle up and head out, I wanted to share one of my favorite and most popular tutorials that was posted exactly a year ago...

The Petal Cone Santa!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Idea Tutorial Petal Cone Santa

Stampin' Up! and Santa is a perfect combo for the holidays! Isn't this treat box adorable?  Perfect for holiday treats and fun as a decor piece as well!

Watch the video for the how-to and let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Treat Box Idea- A Tutorial for You!

Get the Stampin' Up! Petal Cone Die HERE in the Online Store!

Enjoy more step by step video tutorials each month in the Inkspiration Classroom
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You can join at anytime and enjoy the online video tutorials at your convenience!

Now, I'm off to experience some fabulous fun!

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Have a great day!


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