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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial -A Box from a Notecard and Your Super Bowl Prediction

From a Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Notecard
to a Box!

Today's project includes an easy and fun video tutorial to create a box from a Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wonder Notecard.  Actually, you'll be able to create a box from a specific size sheet of card stock from the instructions in the video, too.

Using the notecard has its's already beautifully decorated! And, with just a few cuts, you'll have a box and a handle!

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Watch the video tutorial below or over on You Tube HERE.  Leave a comment on this post below for a chance to win the supplies to make one of these little boxes for yourself!  I'll announce the winner here on Sunday some time during the Super Bowl!

To win the supplies to create a box like the one seen in this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial, leave a comment below with your Super Bowl Winning Team prediction... or just say hello! Winner announced during the game on Sunday!


How To Make Flowers with Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors and Video Tutorial

How to Make a Flower with Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors and Video Tutorial

It's not a secret that I am nuts about the new Fringe Scissors from Stampin' Up! so below is a video tutorial with one of my favorite techniques!

In this tutorial, you'll see these Fringe Flowers made from three different types of paper.  This allows for a variety of looks and feel to customize any type project that you can create.  Think home decor, gift packaging, mixed media, or even use on cards or scrapbooking.

Take a look at the video below or HERE on You Tube and let me know if you have questions.

Use the tips in this video tutorial to make your own flowers using the Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors.

The News and the New from Stampin' Up!

Today's an exciting day!  The biggest event from Stampin' Up!, Sale-A-Bration, begins today... and that's not all!  Read on...

I'll be sharing more throughout the week from Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalog!   Be sure you are on the our Mailing List to receive project ideas and latest offerings from ink and inspirations and Stampin' Up!



Stampin' Up! Scalloped Tag Topper Valentine Tag and Video Tutorial


Stampin' Up! Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
and Video Tutorial

Love is in the air and with the new products in the Occasions Mini, including the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, there is even more to love with Stampin' Up! as you'll see in this video tutorial.


Create a 2" wide tag at any length with this baby! 

Watch the video tutorial below or over on You Tube and let me know what you think!

Stampin' Up! Valentine Project Idea-
Sweet Tag for a card or gift!

Get your supplies for this tag as seen in this video tutorial in my Stampin' Up! Online Store!



Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: Beginning Again

Good times in this demonstrator's stamp room as we had our first Stampin' Up! stamp club meeting of 2014!

The ladies are so excited about the fabulous products in the Occasions Catalog.  Favorites include the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, the Spiral Flower Originals Die,and the Fringed Scissors.  Cool Tools!

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Our Hostess, Lisa.


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Beverly working on one
of the club projects.
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Lots of laughter; lots of stamping!


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"Well, let me tell you..."
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Stampin' Up! Language of Love
Mini Banner


Stampin' Up! Display
Valentine Display
of the awesome products
from Stampin' Up!

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek into this Stampin' Up! Demonstrator's life at home!


How to Get Started In Card Making

Happenings Simply Created
Card Making 101

When was the last time you needed a card to give or send to someone? 

My guess is that just about every month, you need a card for a birthday, anniversary, thank you, or to send sympathy.

Why not give card making a try?  It's really awesome to be able to start and finish a crafting project in a few minutes time.  It's a win-win!  Fun for you and provides a solution.

So to get started?

First, start with a kit that will take the guesswork out of the process.    Here's an example!

Stampin' Up! Happenings Simply Created Card Kit

With this kit, you can make 15 cards in just minutes.  The measuring and cutting is all done for you!

Coordinates with the Says It All Stamp Set.



Now all you'll need is an ink pad and some adhesive...

Smoky Slate Ink Pad

This is a neutral color that coordinates with this kit.

Mini Glue Dots

Great adhesive to begin with because it will hold your paper in place AND your embellishments (buttons, etc.)

Here are some cards that I created with this kit.

Happenings Simply Created Kit

Want to know more about card making?  Be sure to visit my You Tube Channel.  You'll find a playlist I've put together with a few basics ---Card Making 101.

If you have questions, leave a comment here or e-mail me.
Can't wait to help you get started!

Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin News

The current My Paper Pumpkin promotion from Stampin' Up! is worthy of an additional dedicated post on its own!

Browse through the information below and let me know if you have questions:

Enjoy a creative escape delivered to your mailbox each month! 
You'll be able to say...I DO have time for crafting! 
Everything you need with the step by step instructions in one neat little box. 

You'll not want to miss what's coming! (Got a peek at Leadership!)
Something different each month...who doesn't love surprises?

And, New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at My Paper Pumpkin between January 11 and February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.
Sign up today and please choose Lisa Brown as your demonstrator.

My Paper Pumpkin will give you a great, hassle-free creative escape!

Stampin' Up! Valentine Treat and Video Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Valentine Treat Video Tutorial

The Stampin' Up! Language of Love set is starring in my video tutorials this week and tonight I have a DIY treat wrap made with Oval Collections Framelits.

Watch the video tutorial with the "How-to" below or over on You Tube.

Be sure to watch my other Stampin' Up! Valentine Project Video Tutorials at the links below and share with your friends on your social networks.

DIY Valentines? Better Get 'Em While You Can!

Valentine's Day is only a few weeks away so I say make it easy on yourself and get your DIY Valentine supplies now!

Be ready for Valentines Day in a snap with these sweetheart supplies!
... but, only available through January 27, 2014!

Follow My Heart...Love this sentiment! Wood- $15.95, Clear- $11.95
Love You More - A wonderful variety of images!  Wood- $21.95, Clear- $16.95

Call or email if you have questions or if you'd like for me to  place your order.
Or, visit the Online Store order your DIY Valentine cardmaking and treat packaging supplies now!

Stampin' Up! Language of Love Valentine Card in Gold and Video Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Language of Love Valentine Card

Gold is everywhere and HOT right now and this Language of Love Valentine Card is following that trend!  The Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog meets the demands of paper crafters who choose to follow that trend.

From Gold Sequin Trim, to Washi Tape, to Gold Foil...this card has a little of all the gilded goodness!

Watch the video tutorial below or on You Tube for some Stampin' Up! ideas used on this DIY Valentine!

Shop for your supplies as seen in this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial in the Online Store...Hostess Code WXSPJKC3.

Stampin' Up! Circle Card Thinlits Die

Need a Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog to browse through the gold products as seen in this video tutorial? E-mail me here!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: Taking a Break

Lots of miles on the road for this Stampin' Up! Demonstrator during the past week.  Not that I'm complaining!  I am truly blessed! 

After a great time at Stampin' Up! Leadership last weekend, the hubs and I decided to hit the road this weekend to our little getaway in the Ozarks. 

If you are a fan of Ink and Inspirations on Facebook, you probably saw a little video clip of me out enjoying some sunshine.  Even though it was a bit chilly, it was a gorgeous weekend!

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Feeding the big trout at Roaring River State park
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Icicles along the ridge, Roaring River State Park

It was a wonderful weekend.  We enjoyed quiet evenings and watched some movies from our DVD collection.  Last night, we watched a "Something's Gotta Give" with Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, and Keanu Reeves.  We had some good laughs with that one!

We hit the road early this morning and I type this post as we travel.  Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.  Before I close, I wanted to share this gift that my dear friend and roomie, Beverlee, gave me at Leadership.



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Altered Ruler using Stampin' Up! specialty window sheet

Isn't it adorable?  She attached the strip of window sheet with Sticky Strip on the back of the clear ruler.  A sweet bow of Strawberry Slush ruffled ribbon trim adds the finishing touch. Love it!

I'll sign off for now.  Enjoy your day!  This Stampin' Up! demonstrator is moving on down the road!


Stampin' Up Video Tutorial- Language of Love Valentine Pocket

Stampin' Up! Language of Love
Valentine Pocket

It's time to get ready fo Valentine's Day and the Stampin' Up! Language of Love set is once again featured in my project.  This set is in the new Occasions Catalog and I've just started playing with it after receiving it as a giveaway at Leadership!

Watch the video below or here on You Tube for the details:

Thank you for watching this Valentine Project video tutorial using Stampin' Up! Language of Love! 

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Stampin' Up! Language of Love in Gold


Stampin' Up! Language of Love Valentine Arrow

Stampin-up-valentine-arrowPosting this Stampin' Up! Valentine project from the road this evening.  I've seen little Cupid's arrows like this all over the place and on the cover of the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Language of Love

Here's the reverse side of the heart with this precious image from the Language of Love set (wood, clear).  This was one of the sets given to us at Leadership in Houston last week.  It's a great choice for your Valentines!

Stampin-up-valentine-arrow-oh-helloFor the fletching, I used this chevron patchwork image from the Oh Hello set (wood, clear).  Our new Fringe Scissors are perfect to give the feathery look.

Have you started on your Valentine project yet?  I'm ready to get in full swing with heart- laden,"love you" projects!  Are you ready? 

Let me know what kind of projects you'd like to see and I will do my best to incorporate some into what's already up my sleeve!

Shop the Stampin' Up! online store in our special Valentine section and in the Occasions Catalog for great supplies to get your lovey-dovey projects ready!

Stampin' Up! My Paper Pumpkin Gets A Boost

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin and a FREE Gift

Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up! is a monthly kit of fun and creativity delivered to your door when you sign up for a subscription.  Everything you need to create a project (or projects) comes packaged nicely in a little box and in less than an can be complete...totally!

At Stampin' Up! Leadership this past week, demonstrators were given a peek at what's in store for the next few months.  These kits were over the top!  Loaded with awesome supplies and with such a great variety! 
As an added bonus, sign up now February 10th...and receive a FREE pack of 2012-2014 of In Color Markers, a $14.95 Value.


  • This offer is good for new subscribers only. 
  • Customers must sign up at My Paper Pumpkin.
  • Any new customer who signs up by February 10,2014 will receive the Free Markers.

Enjoy a creative escape each month with Paper Pumpkin!


What a Deal! New Bargains from Stampin' Up!

It's Tuesday evening and I am finally getting around to sharing the Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! 

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Those Chalk Talk Framelits absolutely rock!  And, at $18.71, it's a bargain!

Want to get a closer look?  Here are the links for products with details and descriptions:

These Weekly Deal sale prices will be available for one week only in the Stampin' Up! Online Store.