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Happy New Year 2016! Winter Wonderland Card and Video Tutorial


 It's New Year's Eve 2015 and today's project is a card that would be perfect for wishing someone a Happy New Year! 

The Holiday Catalog retiring product featured today is the Winter Wonder Specialty Designer Paper.  It's still available in the Online Store at a discounted price and is absolutely beautiful!

This video tutorial is quick with some information on how this card was assembled.  You'll also get some tips on the pleated strip that makes for a pretty accent with any of your designer papers.

Take a look at the video tutorial below or you can find it HERE on You Tube.

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Have a Happy New Year... be safe!  See you tomorrow with my (Stamping) New Year's Resolutions!

Stampin' Up! Wonderland Birthday Card Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-wonderland-birthday-cardThere are some sets from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog that are so wonderful; it's hard to let go! 

Don't know about you but we're still enjoying the spirit of Christmas as we head into the New Year and look forward to the Epiphany.  So, my Christmas tree is still shining brightly and my Christmas stamp sets still are front and center on my shelf.  So for today's card and video tutorial, we have a birthday card using one of my favorite Holiday sets, Wonderland.

With the antlers and tall evergreens in this set, it was very easy to create this manly birthday card.  Take a look at the video tutorial below or you may find it HERE on You Tube.


  • Card base is 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Mossy Meadow panel is 2" x 5 1/4".
  • From the new Occasions Catalog debuting January 5, 2016: Starburst Sayings (wood- 140772, clear- 140725) and Wink of Stella Gold (141898)

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Stampin-up-wonderland-birthday-card-video-tutorialI hope you'll try using your Christmas stamps for other projects and keep that spirit of Christmas alive in your home!  Thank you for checking in for the Stampin' Up! Wonderland Birthday Card and video tutorial; see you again soon!

Weekly Deals into the New Year!

Weekly-deals-12-29As we head into 2016, here are the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

We've enjoyed some wonderful time with family and our precious new grandbaby.  I hope you've had a great holiday and are looking forward to a joyful New Year!

This week's deals include a favorite tool of mine... the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  It's an elegant tag topper with a gorgeous edging.

Here's the list!  Just click the links  to shop online, 24/7.

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 Check out these specials!

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A Favorite Christmas Eve Dish and Recipe

Holiday-recipe-cheese-ball-picIt's Christmas Eve and I hope that you are able to enjoy some special times and celebrate the true Reason for the Season, the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Today's share is a different type of post with one of our family's favorite appetizer/party foods and the recipe!  There is not a holiday family gathering without this Cream Cheese Ball on the table.  It is yummy and easy to make!

Does your family have favorite dishes that you enjoy for the holidays?  This is just one of our must-haves for EVERY Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Another is a Corn Casserole that is DELICIOUS!  I'll have to share that one with you soon.

Below is the link to the recipe that you may save or print for your file.  Enjoy and please let me know if you try it!

--->Lisa's Cream Cheese Ball for the Holidays

I hope you'll make enjoy one of the Brown Family's favorite Christmas Eve Dishes!

Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Greetings!  How about a couple of last minute gift ideas?
Follow the link below to a little post it note holder that I've shared on my blog a couple of times but it's a great little stocking stuffer or host gift that you can make in minutes.  I made 8 of these in one hour...earlier today!
How about a fun gift that keeps on giving? 
A subscription to Paper Pumpkin is a surprise craft in a box every month for $19.95 plus tax--Shipping included in the cost!
Subscribe for someone that you want to surprise and delight!  First kit will be delivered mid-January!
Here's the kit the current subscribers have received for December. 

Purchase this gift now so that your recipient will be sure to receive the January 2016 kit!  It's always a surprise!
Also available are pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscription options HERE! (U.S. Only)
Another option...Gift Certificates in $25 increments for Stampin' Up! Product through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Click HERE. (U.S. only)
If I can help you with anything, you may email me,
I will be available to help you until noon, Central Time, on Christmas Eve.   I will be out of the office until noon, December 26, 2015.
Merry Christmas!


Irresistible Weekly Deals and More Added to Year End Sale from Stampin' Up!

Weekly-deals-12-22Taking a little time out from wrapping gifts today to introduce the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! including the Color Me Irresistible Paper from the annual catalog!  In this pack, there are so many designs, so many colors, so many uses! Each colored sheet has subtle embossing. Color the white sides to make patterns pop!

Let's take a look at the four discounted items in this week's sale:

Even more savings for you beginning today!  NEW items have been added to the Year End Sale! 
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Well, it's back to gift wrapping for me!  Thanks for stopping by to see the new Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! Winter Wonderland Trash to Treasure

Stampin-up-winter-wonderland-button-box-makeover-12-21Ever start to throw something into the trash and then think, "Wait a minute...I might be able to use this," and tuck it into a drawer for "that day"?

I do this often and sorry to say that many times, I'll end up trashing it anyway. But this time, it was different.

If you have Stampin' Up! buttons, you probably have some of these circle shaped plastic boxes in your craft room.  Well, let me tell's just the  right size to dress up and hold a pair of earrings or a few mints.

The embellishment that tops it off may look a bit familiar.  You're right! It's the same concept and supplies that was shared in last week's Makeover Monday HERE.

Today's makeover is this trash to treasure piece featuring the BEAUTIFUL Winter Wonderland Specialty Paper from Stampin' Up!

You can see the original version below or HERE on my You Tube Channel.


  • Short on time?  Top off your button box with a simple stamped image punched with your circle punch.
  • Use the Specialty Paper, Gold Foil, or Glimmer Paper to add a shine to your project in lieu of glitter.  Dazzling Details works great, too!
  • Our Tear and Tape is much easier to use than Sticky Strip.  Just rip off a piece and you're good to go!
  •  Our Washi Tape is varying widths really made this makeover come together in a jif!
  • Gold Cording is sold out!  Subsitute 1/8" Gold Ribbon. (see below)


Supplies used on this project:

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Yes, HE Stamps! Stampin' Up! On Stage Dallas 2015

Stampin-up-on-stage-dallasYes, HE best friend, my husband, my love...stamps and supports me in this wonderful world of crafting and Stampin' Up!

He's joined me on incentive trips that "we've" earned  to San Diego and Washington D.C. and experienced the fun and fabulous time provided by Stampin' Up! as well as meeting and making friends with demonstrators from across the country.  But, he had never experienced the excitement and fun of coming together with hundreds of demos and members of the Stampin' Up! corporate team for training and crafting as one big Stampin' Up! family.  We are both looking forward to the Stampin' Up! Mediteranean Cruise in May!

When we had the opportunity to attend Stampin' Up! OnStage in Dallas last month, he was willing and ready to go!  I believe he enjoyed it as much as I did and as knowledgeable as he is with my business and Stampin' Up!, he fit right in!

Stampin-up-on-stage-dallas-he-stampsHere he's working on a card with products you'll see in the new Occasions Catalog in January.

Stampin-up-botanical-bloomsHere's his finished card using the new Botanical Blooms and Coordinating Framelits and Designer Series Paper.  Love that the stamps coordinate with the designer paper to allow you to stamp within the images.

Stampin-up-party-wishesHis next card features his favorite... the Party Wishes stamp set and coordinating set of mini punches, the Party Punch Pack. Of course, you'll be able to purchase the stamp set and punches in a bundle for 15% off! That super cute confetti designer paper is from a big, beautiful, 12 x 12 stack with 48 pages...the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack! 

Stampin-up-going-globalHis next card features one of my favorite sets from the Occasions Catalog, Going Global.  We used a super new Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to "stamp" the background.  I love how he adhered his world image upside down to go with the "I'm Lost Without You" sentiment.  Whether that was intentional or not, it's perfect, don't you think?

So, yes, he stamps and we have a great time sharing this world of Stampin' Up!  Thanks for taking the time to view his work using product from the new Occasions Catalog debuting in January from Stampin' Up!




DIY Christmas Gift Tag with Stampin' Up! Sparkly Seasons and Seasonal Snapshot

Stampin-up-sparkly-seasons-gift-tagIt's one week until Christmas so I wanted to share a cute DIY gift tag created with the Sparkly Seasons and Seasonal Snapshot set from Stampin' Up!

The tag adorns one of our Petite Cafe Treat Bags that are lined and food safe which make them perfect for giving away your baked goodies or cookie swaps!

See the how-to in the video tutorial below or you can hop on over to my You Tube channel and watch there.

Stampin' Up! supplies used on this project:

Stampin' Up! 2015 Christmas Gift Card Holder with Home for Christmas and the Envelope Punch Board


Today's project and video tutorial is a festive idea for holding those Christmas gift cards using the adorable designer paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, Home for Christmas and the Envelope Punch Board!

The base starts with one of our Crumb Cake Note Cards so you are ahead right there from the get-go!  Even better, you'll have a sweet little envelope for your card.

The video tutorial is below or you may find it HERE on You Tube!


  • These Note Cards are great to have on hand for quick card making!
  • Make this gift card holder for any occasion by simply switching the designer paper and stamp set.
  • The Envelope Punch Board is very versatile.  Here it creates and cute little tab for a special touch.
  • Cutting Notes: Trim front of note card at 1 3/4"; cut DSP 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and 1 1/4" x 4 3/4", with Envelope Punch Board: Punch edge of note card front then slide it to 2 1/2" and punch, trim the rest of the straight edge with your Stampin' Trimmer.


Here are the supplies used to create this Gift Card Holder:

Handpicked Weekly Deals and Year End Sale Continues!

Weekly-deals-12-15Stampin' Up! has some "handpicked" specials in the new Weekly Deals and the Year End Sale!

Enjoy shopping with discounts up to 60% off while supplies last! Let's take a look at the new Weekly Deals that were just announced today...

You can click on the links above to access each of the items for an up close view!
While you're there, be sure to take a look at the Year End Sale HERE.
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Makeover Monday- 2015 Stampin' Up! Christmas Ornament

Stampin-up-2015-christmas-ornament-video-12-14Hello and welcome to a new week and another Makeover Monday with this 2015 Stampin' Up! Christmas ornament!  This project was re-created with the beautiful Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Paper and Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies from the Holiday Catalog. 

You may also use these as gift toppers, decoration for baked goods in bags or boxes, favors for parties, or a little gift for each table setting.

You can see the how-to in the video below or see it HERE on You Tube.


  • Scoring designer paper at 1/4" is well worth the effort and time!
  • Experiment with embellishments for the center.  Stamped images are just a beautiful!
  • Our Stampin' Up! Glimmer Paper is a beautiful touch for these pieces in any form.
  • Using a hot glue gun speeds up the process but to attach the fa la la thinlit, I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen.


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Makeover Friday? Cute Punch Art Reindeer Treat!

Stampin-up-punch-art-reindeer-treat-11-30It's definitely Friday but today we have a makeover project with the cutest punch art reindeer!  This project is a favorite that is re-created every year.

This is an easy-to-make treat wrap that is great for a stocking stuffer.  Or, fill a pretty bowl with these stuffed with your favorite chocolates!  You could even nestle in the branches of your Christmas tree!

Here's the video tutorial from the past or you can watch HERE on You Tube.


  • Base is 3 1/2 " x 6" and scored at 2 3/4" and 3 1/4" along the long side.
  • Ribbon approx 12" long.
  • Designer Series Paper measures 3 1/4" x 2 1/2".
  • For the makeover, the antlers were punched with the Tree Builder Punch.
  • Owl Punch used for head, nose, and eyes.
  • Fringe Scissors for "hair".
  • TO and FROM stamped image from the Oh, What Fun! set.


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Starts Now! Stampin' Up! Year End Clearance Sale!


Visit the online store December 10, 2015–January 4, 2016 and you’ll see that there are more products on clearance for our Year-End Sale! With discounts up to 60 percent on select products, it’s easy to get a few extra gifts for your friends, your family, or even yourself!

There is one catch though: items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last. So, even though this sale goes into the new year, you’ll want to hurry to grab the items you love before they are gone!

Here are some of my favorites!

Seasonal Frame Thinlts...Love these scripted words on projects!


Seasonal Snapshot Card Collection Project Life by Stampin' Up! for memory keeping and more!


Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Paper ...LOVE it!  Gorgeous collection!

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Stampin' Up! 2015 Christmas Gift Bag Video Tutorial

Stampin-up-home-for-christmas-gift-bag-12-9Today's project and video tutorial is an idea for a gift bag for Christmas 2015.  It's a bag made with that nifty tool, the Gift Bag Punch Board.

The Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper and A Cozy Christmas make a good combo for this colorful gift packaging. These mini bags will look precious under your tree with a little gift tucked inside.

Take a look at the video tutorial below or find it HERE on You Tube.


  • For this size bag, start with a 7" x 11" piece of paper.
  • The 2" and 2 1/2" Circle Punches are "much loved, very used" tools in my craft room! Makes a fun tag for this bag.
  • The Bow Builder Punch adds the finishing touch!

Stampin-up-cozy-christmas-tag-12-9Want a different look...maybe with a more masculine feel?  Simply change your designer paper for your bag!

Stampin-up-winter-wonderland-bag-12-9Here's the same bag using the Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Paper.  Love that look!

Below is a listing of Stampin' Up! products used for today's project"