My sweet Dad passed from this life last Friday and we will lay him to rest this Friday. Special thanks to all of you who have prayed for him and expressed your supportive thoughts.
If you could have talked to my Dad during these last few weeks, he would have told you that "it’s a wonderful life and to enjoy life to the fullest!"
He was always so supportive of me and my business and proud of the accomplishments that I have achieved with Stampin’ Up!
In his honor, I’m offering an “It’s A Wonderful Life” promotion.
Place an order of $35 or more by the end of the day on July 31st, and I’ll do a random draw on Monday for three people to receive a $50 gift certificate to use by August 31, 2022.
Thank you for your continued support.
Customer Spotlight: Julie Osuch
July 21, 2022
Welcome to our Customer Spotlight with Julie Osuch! Julie is an avid card make and paper crafter and makes many cards each year.
Our Customer Spotlight highlights one of my Stampin' Up! customers that share some information about themselves by answering a short survey. Here's Julie!
1. How long have you been paper crafting?
I started out scrapbooking when my grandkids started coming 38 years ago.
I am now 78 and have graduated to cards. I make cards for my kids, my grandkids, and people
from my church. I make everyone birthday cards, anniversary cards and Christmas cards.
I make cards for 178 people. I have my Christmas cards done for this year.
2. What is your favorite stamp set?
Barn Door. I am not sure if Stampin’ Up! still has this but I certainly made a lot of them.
3. What is your favorite color combination?
My favorite color combination is purple and violet but I like adding different paper textures of
the same color group. Sometimes, I like to machine stitch around the outer layers for added
4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting or technique?
I like to have different textures and layers to my cards. I have just recently started making
many of the same cards to more finely develop my skills. Many times, the card I start out with
is not the same as the cards I end up with. I have most recently been using 5-1/4 x 5-1/4
cards. This gives me more room to develop my scene.
Here's a beautiful card that Julie created...
Special note from Julie: I have two miniature schnauzers in my house and after breakfast, I call to them, "Let's go make cards" and they come running!
Thank you, Julie, for sharing with us!
If you'd like to be featured in a future Customer Spotlight post, e-mail me!
Celebrating 47 Years!
July 18, 2022
Forty-seven years ago today, we became Mr. and Mrs. Brown. It's been an incredible journey of love and faith. We are blessed with two beautiful girls and sons-in-loves and three adorable granddaughters. How has it already been 47 years?
I wanted to share the card that I made for Jackie...
This is a fun card made with the He's All That Bundle. I just love the images in the set, the dies, and the die-cut pieces in the paper.
Here are the supplies used on this card...
- He's All That Bundle (English) 
- Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Crushed Curry 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- He's The Man 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper 
- Brushed Metallic Cardstock 
- Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Rustic Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots 
- Stampin' Dimensionals 
- Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine 
This set of products is great for masculine cards. Take a look at these two HERE! And, whether you are celebrating seven or forty-seven years, you can make a great anniversary card!
Easy Accent Fold for Handmade Cards
July 15, 2022
Today's project features an easy accent fold for your handmade cards. This design was created for our monthly Stars Team Meeting for a Mystery Stamping session. Although simple in design, it's a sweet alternative to a traditional fold for a card.
Here is the recipe and the only details that were given to the Stars Team before our virtual gathering on Zoom:
Base: Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock  or Very Vanilla 5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Designer Paper: Two pieces- 1 x 4 and 1 x 5-1/2
Colored CS (Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock )to coordinate with DSP ( Splendid Day 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper ): 1/2 X 5 1/2
Punch or Label and Stamp set/bundle (Splendid Thoughts Bundle (English) )
Coordinating Embellishments (Fine Sparkle Adhesive Backed Gems , Soft Sea Foam 3/8" (1 Cm) Seam Binding Ribbon )
Now let's take a look to see how it's all put together.
- You can mix and match your designer paper patterns to your liking. The patterns here are from the Splendid Day 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper 
- Your label for the main image/sentiment can be punched, die cut, or even a square or rectangle cut with your Paper Trimmer . On this sample, a circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies  was used.
- Try this with a colored card base and a Basic White Cardstock  accent strip.
Here's another version with a different color scheme...
Try overlapping images especially if outline images like on this card. These from the Splendid Thoughts Bundle (English)  are so pretty.
If you would like to create this card, you can find the supplies in the Online Store. If you do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to serve you! E-mail me and let me know how I can help you!
Have a question or comment about today's post? Leave a comment below...I'd love to hear from you!
Will you try this easy accent fold on your next handmade card?
Sales Tax Holiday
July 14, 2022
It's that time of year for Back to School Sales Tax Holiday in several states! This includes several Stampin' Up! supplies such as markers, Stampin' Blends, adhesives, Paper Snips, and Grid Paper. It's a great time to stock up! Take a look at the detailed spreadsheet at the link below to see if your state is included along with particulars for your state.
Official Spreadsheet: https://bit.ly/3chSakl
July 15-17: Alabama
July 15-16 Puerto Rico
July 22- Aug 8: Florida
July 29-31: Tennessee
Aug 6-7: Arkansas
Aug 5-14: Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio
August 5-7: Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
YouTube Premiere- Stampin' Up! Spendid Day Suite
July 13, 2022
Join Lisa on Thursday evening for a YouTube Premiere and see two cards, one and easy fun fold, with the Stampin' Up Splendid Day Suite!
Visit the link below to set a reminder to see the video when it premieres. Sign in to your Google account so we can chat!
Go there now to set a reminder!
***Please note later time!
Thursday, July 14, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT
See you this evening on YouTube!
Stampin' Up! Splendid Day to Remember Card
July 11, 2022
It was a splendid day to be able and craft and make this Stampin' Up! card with new goodies from the July to December Mini Catalog! The inspiration for this card came from a recent online event for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators. These beautiful colors, images, and dies made this crafting experience so much fun!
That little half-circle label is the cutest! It's very different with some embossed and pierced accents along the edges.
Here are some tidbits of information about this card.
- Cut Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock  at 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 and a 3/4 x 4 strip for the sentiment.
- Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock  is 3 x 4 -1/2.
- You will need (4) 2 x 3 pieces of the foils in the Splendid Day 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper  to die cut the half-circle labels.
- Color the Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon  with Stampin' Blends in Fresh Freesia.
If you would like to create this card just as seen here, you can click the links below to shop in the Online Store.
Every order placed through my online store helps support my business and I am grateful to serve as your demonstrator.
- Splendid Thoughts Bundle (English) 
- Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
- Splendid Day 12" X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper 
- Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Combo Pack 
- Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad 
- Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon 
- Open Leaf Trinkets 
- Mini Glue Dots 
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue 
- Paper Snips 
It's Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration time! You can earn awesome FREEBIES with your qualifying order of $50 or more! See all of your fun choices HERE!
Thanks for stopping by today to see this sweet card made with Stampin' Up! Splendid Day Suite so be sure that you are on my mailing list so that you don't miss another exclusive project idea with this beautiful set of products!
New Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog is LIVE!
July 01, 2022
The new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is LIVE! This mini catalog is chock full of holiday crafting products as well as all occasion products. In last night's YouTube Premiere, many of the products were previewed.
During July and August of 2022, it is also Sale-A-Bration where you can earn FREE products with your $50 or $100 purchases!
Take a look at these in the recording of the video below and start your wish list!
If you do not have Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a new mini catalog, please e-mail me.
The new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is now LIVE and you can shop the online store HERE!