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New Stampin' Up! Occasions Sneak Peek Card

Stampin' Up! New Sneak Peek Card

Today I have a peek of new products that will be debuting in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog on January 3, 2014.  If you're loving the gold we've used for Christmas, you'll flip for some of the new goodies in this catalog...Celebrating the Everyday!

Gold sequin, gold accented vellum, and gold accented washi tape are a few items that I am enjoying now from my demonstrator pre-order.  The image and the "pssst.." sentiment are from the new set, Happy Watercolor. 

Notice the Gold Foil in the card above from the Holiday Catalog?  Yes, we get more as it's available also in the new catalog. 

Stay tuned for more from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog with another sneak peek next week!

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card and Dryer Sheet Technique- Guest Designer, Lynn C.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card-Guest Designer, Lynn C.

Isn't this a beautiful Christmas card?
Today's Guest Designer, Lynn C., sent me this lovely version of the dryer sheet technique.  Lynn is a member of my Inkspiration Classroom Online Club.  Love her gorgeous work!

Here are a few tips in getting the look:

  • You'll want to start with a used dryer those babies!
  • Used sheets are wrinkled so give them a press with your iron on a low setting.
  • Cut your dryer sheet with your paper trimmer to match the size of your image piece.
  • Use Spray Craft Adhesive a craft store (or Wal-Mart) and spray one side.
  • Place the sticky side down over your image and smooth with hands as needed.
  • Sprinkle Dazzling Diamond over your piece with the dryer sheet and tap off excess.
  • Mount your sparking image on your card base and embellish as desired.

 Special thanks to Lynn for sharing her Christmas card!  Although she's hundreds of miles away, we've become stamping friends through her membership in the Inkspiration Classroom.  Won't you join us in the New Year? Click to find out more!

New Stampin' Up! and Clearance Rack Blitz Continues


Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz


The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz has been very popular and many of you have taken advantage of this special sale! 
If you haven't dropped in to take a look, you really need to head on over {HERE} and check out the fabulous sales!  Items are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and several items have already sold out!

While your there, click on the WEEKLY SPECIALS link, too!

Stampin' Up! continues to roll out new photopolymer stamps in trendy styles.  Here are the latest:

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This ikat photopolymer set will give an exotic fabric-like texture to your projects. The ikat trend is all over the home décor and fashion industries, so use inspiration from what you see around you and take it to your papercrafting! Mix and match the patterns together in a multitude of colors to create endless ikat looks.

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Say it all with our Countless Sayings 1 Photopolymer Stamp Set. With everything from “love stinks” to “love your face” you’ll never be at a loss for words with this set.


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Say it all with our Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer Stamp Set. With everything from “happy birthday” to “you’re so sweet” you’ll never be at a loss for words with this set.

Something for everyone from Stampin' Up!..Clearance Rack Bargains, photopolymer stamps, and hundreds of supplies with the high quality of Stampin' Up! 




Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Christmas Reindeer Treat

Stampin' Up! Christmas Reindeer Treat Holder

Here's an idea for a Christmas treat holder and Stampin' Up! video tutorial!  Get your little ones involved, put on some holiday tunes, and have some Christmas family fun!

The video has product listings and measurements to help you along.
Enjoy and let me know if you have questions!
You can watch HERE on You Tube.


Give this little Christmas treat holder a try! I used the reindeer as the main image in the video tutorial but you can try your Stampin' Up! images, too!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz- While Supplies Last!

Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz


It's here!  Tons of new items added for the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz!

Savings of up to 80% off but these hot items are only available while supplies last!

Punches, paper, Big Shot dies and embossing folders, ink pads, trims, ribbons, tools....a little of everything!

Be sure to check the Clearance Rack soon because many of these items will sell out soon! 

Looking for a Stampin' Spritzer...That Ornament Punch from last year's Holiday Catalog...Stampin' Up! Fabric?  It's there! 

Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals,too! Also available while supplies last!


To shop the Clearance Rack Blitz and for any Stampin' Up! product, visit the Online Store and choose Lisa Brown as your demonstrator or call me with your order, 409-719-2853.

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with Lovely As A Tree for Christmas Card Day


Happy Christmas Card Day!
Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree Christmas Card

Happy Christmas Card Day!  On this date in 1843, the world's first Christmas card was ordered to be produced by Sir Henry Cole, the first Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

From the Bath Chronicle:

He commissioned John Calcott Horsley to design two cards, a coloured example that cost people sixpence, and an uncoloured version for fivepence.

The uncoloured one, depicting a Victorian family eating and drinking, was sent to a lady called Marinda Cundy, and has been passed down through the family since that Christmas 170 years ago.


One of the First Christmas Greeting Cards commissioned by Sir Henry Cole, 1843

In honor of this special day and card makers everywhere, here's a Stampin' Up! video tutorial of a Christmas Card idea using Lovely As A Tree (wood, clear.)

Here is the same technique using Stampin' Up! Brushed Silver card stock.


Stampin' Up! Christmas Card
Lovely as a Tree Silver

Don't you know it would be beautiful on our Silver Foil as well!

 See the full article on the first Christmas card from the Bath Chronicle:

Stampin' Up! Christmas Card Idea
using Heat & Stick Powder 100625 
Hope you'll try this beautiful technique from this Stampin' Up! card idea video tutorial!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: Christmas Preparations

This weekend, Christmas gift wrapping and decorating has begun in this Stampin' Up! demonstrator's (the Brown) home!  Just wanted to share a few notes and photos of our life at home...

  • I recently shared a video tutorial on creating easy gift tags.  Here's another ideas using a punched piece as the tag!
    Easy Gift Tags Made with Stampin' Up! Punches and Paper

  • Lots of gifts wrapped yesterday...ready and waiting for tags and bows! (I use post-its for tags until I am ready to apply the handmade tags and topper.
    Christmas Gifts Wrapped and Ready
  • Traveled to the tree farm today to cut our Christmas tree!
    Ready to cut our Christmas Tree!

  • Satsumas?  Yes, please!  The Christmas Tree Farm was loaded!  I have to admit, we snacked...well, ate all of them...on the ride home!
    Pick some for me, too, honey...:)

Hope your holiday preparations are going well!  Let's all remember to relax and enjoy the true meaning and I'll be sharing more easy Stampin' Up! ideas coming your way!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial -No Stress Easy Holiday Gift Tag Ideas

Easy Stampin' Up! Gift Tag Idea and Video Tutorial


Time to start assembling gift wrapping supplies for the holidays so I am sharing one of my "no stress holiday" ideas with these easy gift tags in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial.


Don't have the Stampin' Up! tags mentioned in this video tutorial?  Create your own with some of your larger punches and designer paper!  Same idea, easy and quick!Create your own holiday gift tags in minutes! 

Stampin' Up! Christmas Wreaths- DIY Holiday Home Decor

DIY Holiday Home Decor -
Stampin' Up! Designer Paper Wreaths

You've probably seen many of these DIY Home Decor Holiday Wreaths created with Stampin' Up! Designer Paper but I've added to mine to give a little of the ink and inspirations touch. ;)

The mini garland banners add a touch of bling and a festive look.  The Winter Frost Wreath (above) has a mini banner made with the Festive Flurry Bundle (wood, clear), Frosted Finishes Embellishments, and a retired Stampin' Up! snowman stamp on loan from a local customer.

Stampin' Up! Season of Style Christmas Wreath

This Season of Style Wreath has a mini garland created with the Festive Flurry Bundle, Santa's List (wood,clear) image, Frosted Finishes Embellishments, and the large Scallop Circle Punch.

Four of these were created as door prizes for our church Christmas Party later this month.  I think I'll do one more to hang on our door! 
Try using your paper crafting and Stampin' Up! supplies for DIY home decor'll love it!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Santa's List Christmas Post Card

Stampin' Up! Santa's List Christmas Post Card

A peek of this Santa's List Christmas Post Card was on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook and a comment was posted by a reader wanting to know more about this card.  Here's the Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial with tips on the stamping and the assembly.

Watch below or over on You Tube and let me know if you have questions!


Hope you've enjoyed this video tutorial for a Stampin' Up! Christmas post card!

New Stampin' Up! and Weekly Deals!

New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

What's new with Stampin' Up!? 

First, let's check out the weekly deals for December 3-9, 2013!

1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch $15.95 ON SALE THIS WEEK $11.96

Fun Flower Bigz Die $32.95 ON SALE THIS WEEK $24.71

Hearts Collection Framelit Dies $26.95 ON SALE THIS WEEK $20.21

Merry Minis Punch Pack $16.95 ON SALE THIS WEEK $12.71

Paper Doily Sizzlits Die $21.95 ON SALE THIS WEEK $16.46

Think Back Photobook Digital Download $19.95 ON SALE THIS WEEK $11.97

Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon $8.96 ON SALE THIS WEEK $6.71

And, our last "Best of 25 Years" Stamp Set...Best of Sale-A-Bration!

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Sale-A-Bration is our biggest promotion of the year, and those exclusive Sale-A-Bration Stamp Sets have always been a treat. So to help get you excited for Sale-A-Bration 2014, we're bringing back some of our Sale-A-Bration favorites from years past for our December “Best of 25 Years” set!

Stampin' Up! Whole Lot of Love Valentine Special

We all love Valentine's Day! And why wouldn't we?
It's a chance for us to say "I love you."
And it doesn't just have to be about romantic love. This holiday is a time to share the love with anyone and everyone.

Stampin' Up! is offering this special promotion to help you prepare with the A Whole Lot of Love products.

Dates: Available December 1-January 27 or while supplies last.

The fine print: These are exclusive products that will not be available after the promotion. No limits on this promotion.


 Item  Description  Price
 131850  Love You More Stamp Set (Wood)  $21.95
 131853  Love You More Stamp Set (Clear)  $16.95
 134611  Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Wood)  $15.95
 134614  Follow My Heart Stamp Set (Clear)  $11.95
 134617  Flowerfull Heart Stamp (Wood)  $9.95


 Item  Description  Price  Includes
 134610  Sweetheart Treat Bags  $4.95  12 heart sacks, 12 die-cut labels, 12 pre-cut pieces of  Pool Party Baker's Twine
 132162  Monster Hugs Boy  $5.95  18 boy monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 132163  Monster Hugs Girl  $5.95  18 girl monsters, 18 googly eyes, 18 adhesive hearts
 134609  Sweet Sayings Cards and Envelopes  $5.95  12 printed card bases, 12 envelopes (four Real Red, four Pool Party, four Crisp Cantaloupe)

See these Valentine Products in the Online Store HERE.

New Stampin' Up! New Weekly Deals! A Whole Lot of New to love with Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Christmas Cracker with the Envelope Punch Board

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Christmas Party Popper with the Envelope Punch Board

This adorable treat cracker box made with the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board is an super idea for a mini gift or table favor!  Thanks to Connie Collins for the directions!

Before we get to the video tutorial be sure you check out the
Stampin' Up! Cyber Monday/Holiday Sale Specials

as well as the ink and inspirations Special...
$25 Gift Certificates for $20...NO Limit, NO Expiration Date!

Great gift for a crafter on your list or for yourself!

Now, on with the show...


I hope you enjoyed this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial for this fun party popper box made with the Envelope Punch Board!

Last Chance for Special Offer and Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale and Cyber Monday Special!!

Our ink and inspirations special deal
ends tonight at 11:59 pm CT!


$25 Gift Certificates for $20!

Just one more day that you may purchase an unlimited number of $25 Gift Certificates for Stampin' Up! product for $20! 

These gift certificates make great gifts for your crafting friends, family, and for you!


  • Gift certificates may be redeemed only through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.
  • Payment will be accepted via PayPal. (Local customers may call to arrange payment delivery.)
  • Within 48 hours following purchase, you will receive a gift certificate via email with total amount purchased and the name of the recipient on the certificate.
  • NO CASH VALUE.  Entire gift certificate total must be redeemed. (No change will be given.)
  • Order must be placed through Lisa Brown via email or phone call.  Cannot be redeemed on online orders.


**** There are several items in a 24 hour Cyber Monday Sale today only---30% off!

Update: These products are 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

 Description  Retail Price  Sale Price

 Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)



 Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)



 Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159)



 Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176)



 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)



 Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147)




Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172)
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171)
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159)
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176)
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324)
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147)

These specials and the Stampin' Up! Holiday Sale Ends Today! Shop HERE!

Please let me know if you have questions of if I can help you with your order. Thank you for allowing me to share with you!