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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Mixed Media Card Idea

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Mixed Media Card Idea

Mixed Media is a popular crafting trend so here's a card idea video tutorial mixing this fun art form with products from Stampin' Up!

I asked my friend, Alicia, to design a mixed media card front for our local stamp club using our Stampin' Up! products.  We had fun working with our supplies in a different way!

Watch the video tutorial below to view the progression of my mixed media card using Stampin' Up! supplies.  It's also available HERE on my You Tube channel with more than 300 paper crafting and rubber stamping video tutorials.

Thank you for watching my video tutorial on mixed media with Stampin' Up! and let me know if you'd like to see more!

Last Chance! Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Ends Today!

We all know how time passes so quickly but it's hard to believe that it's already March 31st and Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration ends today!

So to "saleabrate", (and as a reminder to you not to let this opportunity pass you by) here are some Stampin' Up! card ideas that I posted last night on my Facebook page using some of the freebies that I received during Sale-A-Bration!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Banner Blast
Stampin' Up! See Ya Later Card Idea
Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration See Ya Later


Stampin' Up! Banner Blast card...In Progress

Take advantage of this super Sale-A-Bration ends less than 24 hours from now!  Would you like to place an order?  Visit the ONLINE STORE now to purchase your Stampin' Up! products and earn your rewards!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: A Great Team

There's a lot to be said for the power of a team.  A team is any group of two or more that pulls together for a common good or purpose.

I have the privilege with working with a fantastic group of ladies on the ink and inspirations team.  These ladies support, encourage, and share with one another and each runs their own business or demonstratorship in their own way.

I'd like to share some of their awesome work with you today!

Here's a precious card made by Pamela with a fence created with the Hardwood stamp from the Occasions Catalog.


Debbie P. create this gorgeous framed piece with the Swallowtail stamp.


Catherine recently made these adorable Easter baskets with the Envelope Punch Board!


Emmy shared the how-to for this elegant card at her stamp club recently.


Here's another beautiful piece of art from Lynn.


Lots of different ideas from my fabulous team of demonstrators to inspire you! 

If you'd like to know more about joining my team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators, e-mail me!

National Craft Month Musings

With the close of National Craft Month, I wanted to share a bit on my crafting journey through the years.  Crafting has enriched my life; no doubt about that.  So, if you'll give me a bit of your time, I'll share a bit of my crafting history.

  1. Scrapbooking...I kept scrapbooks in my elementary school years saving classmates' photos, newspaper clippings, report cards, etc.  There was lapse for quite a few years and picked it back up about 10 years ago.  It was with my renewed interest in scrapbooking that led me to Stampin' Up!
  2. Sewing...My mother made many of my clothes as I was growing up and so I always was fascinated the process of pattern to fabric to apparel.  I took Home Economics in 9th grade and learned all the fundamentals of sewing.  When I was in high school, my parents gave me a portable Singer sewing maching (a Genie) for Christmas.  It was the. best. material. gift. I ever received.  I made many of my clothes from the time I was 18 and married until our first daughter was born five years later.  I still use my seamstress/sewing skills and love the process of going from pattern to completion.
  3. Stenciling- For a while I enjoyed stenciling on fabric and wood items.  I found it limiting so this mode of crafting was short lived.
  4. Candlewicking- With my love for needle/thread/fabric, a close friend introduced me to candlewicking.  It was fun and soothing to create a series of knots to form a pattern.
  5. Embroidery- Nothing was an extension of candlewicking.
  6. Counted Cross Stitch-  Loved it!  I was obsessed making one project after another.  I still have many of my counted cross stitch patterns and books.  But, once I was done; that was it!  Not something I'm likely to pick up again.
  7. Quilting- I made a baby quilt and full size patchwork quilt for our daughter's bed. These projects combined several types of crafting...sewing, stenciling, embroidery.  Lots of love in these.
  8. Rubber Stamping and Paper Crafting- Need I say more?  This craft, like sewing, is here to stay.  I mean, we'll always need cards!  And, I plan to continue to share with all of you!

Thank you for taking this trip down memory lane with me.  I'd love to hear all the different crafts that have touched your life.  Please share with us here in the comment section.

Happy National Craft Month to all of us!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- How to Make a Layered Spiral Paper Flower


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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial-
How to Make a Layered Spiral Paper Flower


Today's video tutorial is a request that I received from a You Tube viewer after seeing this paper flower created with the Spiral Flower Originals Die (129379) from Stampin' Up!

The process is fairly simple and produces beautiful results!  Try this technique with two colors of our Core'dinations card stock, too!

Take a look at the video tutorial below or HERE on You Tube with my 300+ videos featuring products from Stampin' Up!

Take advantage of the last few days of Sale-A-Bration and order your supplies to create the flower in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial!

Me, A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

Yes, you can become a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! 

You have a passion for paper crafting?

Would love sharing that joy with others?

And, would like to earn money by doing so? 

If you answered yes to these questions, then you need to look into finding out more about the Stampin' Up! demonstrator opportunity.

If you have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, contact her or him and they will be happy to share with you.

If you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to share more about the Stampin' Up! opportunity with you.


If you'd like a little more information before we talk, READ THIS post on my blog with some Frequently Asked Questions (with answers) on becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Then,call me so we can talk about Stampin' Up! and discuss your questions.  409-719-2853  

You CAN become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial-Spring Basket Project

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Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial Basket for Spring

We're all wishing for spring like days so how about celebrating the season with a Spring Basket Project in this video tutorial featuring Stampin' Up! products!

The sun was shining brightly yesterday inspiring me to create this 3D treat holder that is perfect for Easter or spring celebrations.

The Sweet Sorbet Designer Paper Collection that you can earn FREE until March 31, 2014 with your $50 in product purchase.  See all of your choices HERE starting on p. 12 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Watch the video tutorial below or over on You Tube HERE with my other 300+ videos featuring Stampin' Up! products.

Hope you enjoyed this video tutorial featuring the Sale-A-Bration Sweet Sorbet designer paper from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! News and Weekly Deals- Pick a Pack o' Pretty Papers


Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Yes, it's Tuesday and time for announcements of Weekly Deals and New Digital Downloads from Stampin' Up!  This week---a plethora of pretty papers and a digital download!  Let's take a peek!

New Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

The glimmer paper, the designer paper, the Core'dinations card stock...a paper crafter's and paper lover's dream!

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New Digital Downloads  from Stampin' Up!

That Purple Passion download is right on trend with the Pantone Color of the Year!

Pantone Color of the Year- Radiant Orchid
Photo Credit

Special Reminders:

  • Sale-A-Bration ends in a FEW DAYS...March 31st!  Earn a free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product  purchase.  See your choices HERE beginning on p. 12 of the brochure.
  • FREE Marker Promotion with a subscription to My Paper Pumpkin ending on March 31st!  Read more about My Paper Pumpkin HERE.

Special Announcement

Have you ever wished you could stamp with the folks at Stampin' Up!'s home office? Your wish is granted--and your opportunity is coming soon! Here's the basic rundown.

Who: You! And feel free to invite your friends, family, or anyone who wants to play along.

What: This is a live, streaming event where we will stamp with the All Wrapped Up Bundle on page 6 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Our projects will also feature the Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper.  Choose your preferred device--computer, tablet, smart phone, or even hook up your computer to your TV--and tune in to learn some fun new things to do with the bundle!

When: March 26, 2014, at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 11:00 PM (all times MT). We'll demonstrate the same projects each time, so choose the one that's best for you.

Where: You don't even have to leave home. Come to at your chosen time, and be prepared to stamp! We'll also award door prizes to random participants.

Why: So many occasions are coming--Easter, Mother's Day, graduations, and more--and we want to help you be ready.

Hope you can make it. We'd love to have you join us!

Be sure to make note of these dates, specials, and weekly deals to not miss out on these promotions, deals, and events offered by Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Happy Watercolor Card and Sequin Tips


Stampin' Up! Happy Watercolor Card and Video Tutorial

Happy Watercolor(wood-133188, clear-133191) and the Gold Sequin Trim(132983) take center stage in this video tutorial and Stampin' Up! card idea.  Hope your Monday is off to a great start and you find some time to create.

Working with a single line string of sequin can be frustrating and believe me, I've had years of working with this shiny embellishment with over 25 years of dance recital costumes for experience.  In this video tutorial, I share a couple of tips that may just save you a little of that frustration as you work with this trim on your DIY handmade cards and paper crafting projects.

Watch the video below or over on You Tube HERE
Leave a comment here below this post and I'll choose someone to receive this card in the mail.

The beautiful designer paper seen in this video tutorial is only available as a Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration item through March 31, 2014 so CLICK HERE to place your order for any of the supplies needed to make this card!

Late Night Stamping

Well, it's not really that late for stamping, but it's about time for me to post a Stampin' Up! project for you to see on this Saturday evening!

Here are two of the finished cards from the March My Paper Pumpkin...super cute!

Stampin Up! My Paper Pumpkin March 2014

If you haven't susbcribed yet, don't delay!  You'll receive a free set of five In Color markers if you subscribe by March 31st!  Sign up or read more about it HERE.

I've been getting ready for my stamp club that meets tomorrow.  Kinda waited til the last minute...gee...why did I do that to myself?

Excited to be showing the ladies a new technique tomorrow.  Going to be fun!  Hopefully, I'll have some photos to share with you!

In meantime, have fun stamping the night away! 


Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin March 2014


It was so exciting to receive the March, My Paper Pumpkin Kit from Stampin' Up!  I had the privilege of getting a peek at the kit contents at Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference in January and KNEW that I would love it! 

Next month's kit will be a complete surprise to me and that's exciting, too! It's been a pleasure to see the re-vamp of the kits with more content and wonderful project ideas! 

Take a look at the video below or here on You Tube to see the contents in the My Paper Pumpkin kit for March!

To find out more about My Paper Pumpkin from Stampin' Up! or to subscribe, visit the Paper Pumpkin site found HERE!

Stampin' Up! Easter Cards- Guest Designer, Kristen M.

Sharing some precious Easter cards today from a long time Stampin' Up! customer and former downline member, Kristen M. 

Kristen is enthusiastic in her paper crafting and loves making treats for her son's class.  She is also a member of my Inkspiration Classroom Online Group and looks forward to getting new project ideas each month.

Let's take a look at a couple of her creations...


Above is a beautiful card idea for a friend using the Happy Watercolor set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  So soft and pretty!


Don't you just love these colors for Easter?  Soft and spring-y!  Beautiful work, Kristen! Thank you for sharing!

Stay tuned to ink and inspirations for more Stampin' Up! card and Easter project ideas!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Geometrical Cards Gift Set Part 2

Create this box for 3 x 3 cards with the how-to in this Stampin' Up! video tutorial!

Have you created your 3 x 3 cards as seen in this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial? 

Great!  Now, you're ready to make the box to hold these cute little note cards.  You'll need card stock and your Envelope Punch Board (133774)!

Stampin' Up! Card Gift Set will be ready to go after completing the steps in
this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial!

Follow along with the how-to in this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial below or head on over to my You Tube channel to watch HERE.

If you enjoyed this Stampin' Up! video tutorial, be sure to visit my You Tube Channel with more than 300 videos on paper crafting and rubber stamping with Stampin' Up! products!

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals and Digital Downloads


Sharing a quick post with the latest Weekly Deals and Digital Downloads from Stampin' Up! Let's take a look!

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New Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Here are some great products at super savings to put the "Wow" into your handmade cards and paper crafting products.  These Weekly Deals are available in the Stampin' Up! Online StoreAnd, for all the digi and hybrid crafters, some really cool downloads have been added today!

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Stampin' Up! Digital Downloads March 18,2014

Take a closer look HERE in the Stampin' Up! Online Store under Digital Downloads!

Haven't tried MDS? Want to start creating your own digital crafting projects?  Choose your software format!

 MDS Software Download...Only $19.95!


 MDS Software On Disc...Only $19.95!

Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

With this disc/download, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software and design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* The chance to buy additional content
* Ability to order your projects from our professional print services

Give it a try and see all the fabulous My Digital Studio digital downloads available for your digital scrapbooking and crafting needs!

If you have a question regarding Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Digital Downloads, or MDS, leave a comment here and I'll respond ASAP!

Stampin' Up! Geometrical Card Idea and Gift Set Video Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Geometrical Card Idea

Ready to roll this Monday with a Stampin' Up! card idea and video tutorial featuring the Geometrical set Bundle (wood, clear) which includes the Triangle Punch and Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Catalog.

This is the first of a two part video series to create a gift set using a set of 4 of these 3 x 3 cards with a coordinating box created with the Envelope Punch Board.  Be sure to tune in on Wednesday for the second video tutorial and you'll have the how-to to create a gift to share or keep for yourself!

Stampin' Up! Geometrical Cards Gift Set and Envelopes created with the Envelope Punch Board

Watch the video tutorial for these Stampin' Up! cards below or HERE on my You Tube channel.

If you need any supplies to create the project or card idea in this Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial, please email me or shop directly with Lisa Brown (Groves, TX) in the Online Store HERE.