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Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon Sale-A-Bration Birthday


Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon Sale-A-Bration Birthday


It's a Blue Ribbon day with the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration birthday card!  The bright colors and bold sentiment make a cheery birthday greeting for someone special.

Stampin' Up! punches and using the done-for-you coordination of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration freebies, Madison Avenue stamp set, Sycamore Street DSP, and the Ribbon/Button Pack, made this birthday card come together easily.  And, I can't say enough about the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder...super sweet ;)!

Here are some tips to help you plan to get the most out of the Sale-A-Bration promotion and earn some of these card elements as FREEBIES!


  • With every *$50 you spend (including online orders), you will earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  Here's a flyer with your 19 item choices!  Also, with each *$50 in product purchase, you'll earn one spot on the ink and inspirations 50/50 Board.  Learn more about this chance to win FREE product HERE! (50/50 Board Spots are only available through orders placed with me.)
  • Spend *$150 and earn THREE Sale-A-Bration products as well as $25 in Hostess Rewards and THREE spots on the 50/50 Board!   Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, get a FREE Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper with your *$150 order!

  • Get together with a few friends or stock up on your paper crafting supplies!  With a *$400 order, you will get EIGHT Sale-A-Bration Items, $65 in Hostess Rewards, 1 item of your choice from a current catalog at 50% off, EIGHT Spots on the ink and inspirations 50/50 Board, a FREE Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper, plus a special Hostess Bundle with some Sale-A-Bration Favorites: Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, and the coordinating Ribbon and Button Pack!!
    If placing an order of *$400 or more through my Online Store, use these item numbers to redeem these gifts.
    Wood Mount Hostess Bundle 133316
    Clear Mount Hostess Bundle 133317
    Silver Glimmer Paper 133318

    *Qualifying order total before shipping and tax.

    Sale-A-Bration is here and you can benefit when ordering your favorite Stampin' Up! products! 

    Blue Ribbon Wood-Mount Stamp Set
    Blue Ribbon wood-125979, clear-125981

    Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378)
Stampin' Up! Blue Ribbon
Sale-A-Bration Birthday

Sale-a-bration or Stampin' Up! card idea questions?  E-mail for a prompt reply! 
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Stampin' Up! Valentine Hearts A Flutter with More Amore

Stampin' Up! Valentine Hearts A Flutter
and More Amore DSP

Many of the Valentines I've made have been created with the Stampin' Up! Hearts A Flutter Bundle...includes stamp set and framelits... (wood-131098, clear-131097) and More Amore Specialty Designer Paper (129309).

Love the color combo of Real Red, Pool Party, and Primrose Petals!  Both of these collections can be found in the wonderful Spring Catalog from Stampin' Up

Also included are some of the delicate and vintage-inspired pretties from the Artisan Embellishments Kit (129328)This kit is a DREAM! Just a little taste of this and that to make a paper crafting creation extra special and awesome!


  • The lacy Real Red heart was cut from a sheet of laser cut hearts in the More Amore DSP collection.
  • From the Artisan Embellishments Kits:  The beautiful dusty rose lace along the left side and the beautiful clear button which reminds me of a vintage drawer pull!
  • Sentiment was omitted until I decide who will receive this card!
  • The cards front is a designer paper sheet cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to cover the entire front of the card base.

Have you finished your cards for Valentine's Day?  I have a few more to make!

Now. something just to share...

How about this little wintery tree to display some of your tiny paper crafting creations?

Saw this little tree this morning in a darling boutique!  I can just see tiny creations haning from the little branches, can't you?

Time to get busy making some more Valentines! 
I'll turn to the Stampin' Up! Hearts a Flutter bundle and the Artisan Embellishments Kit once again!
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Stampin' Up! Customer Q & A

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Stampin' Up! Scrapbooking

My Stampin' Up! customers, Facebook fans, and blog readers often send in questions regarding specific stamping techniques or Stampin' Up! products.

Recently I received this question regarding Stampin' Up! adhesives.  The following is the actual question and my response:

Do you offer a specific glue to be used on scrapbooking pages?


For scrapbooking, I can recommend two that I prefer which are both photo safe and acid free:
  • Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue 110755...This is a liquid glue that dries clear. If you adhere your photo or element to your page while the glue is still wet; the bond is permanent. If you let the glue dry before positioning or placing on your page; it will be removable. *Must use a light hand when applying. Best to apply in small dots on the back of your piece.
  • SNAIL Adhesive 104332 and Refill 104331- Double sided, tape runner adhesive. Permanent bond.  I have found that it's best to burnish your piece after adhering to get a good bond. 
  • Something else I recommend for buttons and other embellishments are Mini Glue Dots 103683.  Acid free.
  • For heavier embellishments, I recommend Sticky Strip 104294.  Acid Free.
  • An Adhesive Remover 103684 is good to have on hand to remove unwanted areas of adhesive... Tombow Glue (after drying) and SNAIL.

I hope this Stampin' Up! Q & A information is helpful to you for choosing your adhesives for paper crafting and scrapbooking!

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Send A Card To A Friend Day


Stampin' Up! Trust God Card for a Friend


Today is "Send A Card To A Friend Day" so I thought I would share a card that I recently mailed to a friend across the miles.  I thought it would be bright and cheery using some Sale-A-Bration goodies. :)

The blessing sentiment is from one of my favorites, Trust God (wood-126700, clear-126702).  Always just the right words for a bit of encouragement.


  • During Sale-A-Bration with every *$50 you spend (including online orders), you will earn one FREE Sale-A-Bration item.  Here's a flyer with your 19 item choices!  Also, with each *$50 in product purchase, you'll earn one spot on the ink and inspirations 50/50 Board.  Learn more about this chance to win FREE product HERE! (50/50 Board Spots are only available through orders placed with me.)
  • Spend *$150 and earn THREE Sale-A-Bration products as well as $25 in Hostess Rewards and THREE spots on the 50/50 Board!   Plus, during Sale-A-Bration, get a FREE Pack of Silver Glimmer Paper with your *$150 order!
    Hostess Rewards
  • This card uses the Sycamore Street DSP and coordinating Ribbon and Button pack from the FREE Sale-A-Bration choices here!


Send A Card To A Friend Day
Send a card to a Friend today and spread some cheer,hope, and good will!
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DIY Wedding Perfectly Preserved Seating Assignments


When I saw this DIY wedding idea on Pinterest, I knew immediately that our Perfectly Preserved (wood-126690, clear-126692) stamp set and coordinating Cannery Framelits (127822) would be spot on to create something similar for a country or nature inspired wedding reception.

Can't you just imagine jars filled with field flowers along side table markers made from this perfectly preserved combo?

DIY Wedding Idea Table Markers


Now, I didn't have fresh field flowers ;), but you get the idea!
I really love how canning jars have been in the trending scene lately. There's just something about that heart of the home goodness.  And, by gosh, didn't Stampin' Up! design the cutest stamps and framelits to fit with this theme!  Love it!


Stampin' Up! Perfectly Preserved
and Cannery Framelits



Stampin' Up! Valentine Treat Wrap and Video Tutorial


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Stampin' Up! Valentine Treat Wrap


It's about a week until Valentine's Day so I just bet you're looking for an idea (and video tutorial!) for a quick treat to share! 
This little wrap can be mass produced and you'll be done with just a little investment of time!

Watch the video below for the how-to:

Stampin' Up! Valentine Treat Wrap Video Tutorial


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Stampin' Up! Valentine Treats...what do you share?

Are you making treats for a classroom, co-workers, family members?  Let me know what you share for Valentine's Day in the comments section below!  Would love to hear your ideas!

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Oh, Hello! Stampin' Up! Masculine Card

Oh, Hello Masculine Thank You Card

The Oh, Hello set (wood, clear) from Stampin' Up! is picture perfect for masculine cards!  This is the first time this rubber stamp set has seen ink but you can bet I'll be putting it to good use!

The Chevron Folder from the big Stampin' Up! Catalog and the Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper were great companion products to try with this set.  Love the bold designs and love those trendy Chevrons!

Masculine cards come in handy and if you want more ideas for guy cards you should try my Mainly Manly Cards series.   Every month for about the price of a cup of our much-loved coffee, you can get ideas for manly cards sent right to your inbox!

Your time is precious and when you have a few minutes to craft;
you don't want to spend that time
searching for ideas or deciding on a design


What if you could have access to
fresh ideas for masculine cards

to help save you time
alleviate your frustration?

Here's How It Works...

Twice a month, you'll receive an email with a link to a completed card project.    

  • 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.


What's the cost for this time-saving, convenient service?

 Mainly Manly Cards is just $4.95 per month!

That's four dollars and ninety five cents.

For about $1.25 a week, you'll be receiving an online video class and an additional exclusive project idea for the type of card that is the most time-consuming and difficult to create!


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.



 Let's get started!





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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.

Stampin' Up! Masculine Card ideas created especially for you!

Stampin' Up! Shopping Spree Winner!

Would you like a chance to win
a Stampin' Up! Shoppin
g Spree?
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Chance to Win
FREE Stampin' Up! Products

With each *$50 in product purchase (before shipping and tax)
on a single order placed through me,
Lisa Brown,Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,
your name will be entered in the next available square
on the ink and inspirations 50/50 Board.  
(If your order totals *$100 or more on a single order,
your name will be entered twice, and so on...)
When all squares are filled, I conduct a drawing for
the winner of a $50 shopping spree!

And now, the winner of the latest drawing is revealed...

Stampin' Up! Shopping Spree Winner Revealed

The next 50-50 Board is filling up fast! Once it is filled, I will conduct another drawing from the entries on the board to win a $50 Stampin' Up! shopping spree good only through Lisa Brown, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

Once I receive notice of your order through my Online Store or you place your order directly through me, your name will be entered on the board.
You can shop through my Online Store Here, or call me at 409-719-2853.

You just may be the winner of my next Stampin' Up! Shopping Spree!

Super Bowl XLVII Special!


Super Bowl XLVII Special!


Super Bowl XLVII is this weekend and the Ravens and the 49ers will meet in the New Orleans Superdome!  Will you be cheering on your favorite team?

To add to the excitement ;), I am offering a ordering special!

Place an order online, by phone, or via email
during the game with a product total of $47 or more,
before shipping and tax, and...

If the Ravens win, I'll send you a container of the Elements Cute Clips from the Spring Catalog as a FREE Gift!


And, if the 49ers win, I'll send you a pack of the Large Rhinestones from the Spring Catalog!

This offer is only good through orders placed through me, Lisa Brown,Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Three ways to shop:

Remember, if your product total is at least $50 before shipping and tax, you'll also receive your choice of one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration offers!  Look at the 19 choices HERE!  FREE gift with each $50 in product purchase!

Super Bowl XLVII...the Ravens vs.the 49ers! Winner determines your free gift from me!
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