Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Don't miss this sale!!!! Stampin' UP put together some amazing bundles!! You'll notice one set included in the sale that we used in class; Punch Pals has the scalloped circle that we used to cover peppermint patties, has the cute little penguin and the snowman! This set is awesome with punches. It's in the bundle called BAGS AND TAGS. Check out all the deals that are listed below.

Also with any $20 purchase, you can get rub ons for 20% off!!

Check it out by clicking on Shop with Lisa, then at my demo site click Shop Now.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stampin UP! Holiday Extravaganza--DON"T MISS IT

Stampin' UP! is having a giant EXTRAVAGANZA SALE starting Nov. 26 and running til Dec. 1 They will be having never before seen sales! It's been rather hush hush, but we've been hearing of great bundled deals that will be discounted as much as 50% off. So, make sure you check it out. You can shop RIGHT FROM THIS PAGE-- from the link up on the top left hand side of the page--right where it says SHOP WITH LISA!

You don't have to go into debt to give someone a heartfelt gift. Stampin UP! has the tools and materials you need to make beautiful, heart felt gifts that won't break the bank!

Happy Stampin til next time :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Disney Paperbag Album and Explosion Box

some pages from the paperbag album

the front of the album

inside the explosion box

The explosion box with the lid sitting inside.

My sister asked me to make her a couple of albums that she can give as gifts. She's going to
Disney with extended family over Christmas vacation. So, I created the above for her.
I love making paperbag albums and explosion boxes because they are fun and quick. But there's a story behind the Mickey paperbag album. My friend, Twila, wants me to sell it to her. I think she's mainly teasing me. I hate to disappoint Twila, but I just can't do it!! You see, soon after I finished the album, I spilled COFFEE all over it!!!! It was soo depressing. I had to completely remake the album. The second time around wasn't as much fun. Make a third one??? It would completely lose the fun!!! But Twila's welcome to come over and copy this one ;-)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Candle Tin for gift

I love these tins!!! I've used them to make nugget tins and saw the idea somewhere on the net (sorry that I can't remember where) to put tealight candles in them. I found some wonderfully scented ones at Wal-Mart. They were cheap! 30 for 3.50 I used designer series paper from Stampin' UP called Ski Slope and the Felt Flurries from SU. The rhinestone brad is one that I got in a trade a long time ago. I used the Punch Pals scallop circle stamp; stamped it in white craft ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I used the SU silver elastic cord to tie it to the belly band. I LOVE SU elastic cord and it's only sold during the Christmas season, SO BUY SOME NOW.
p.s. I have some extra tins for my local customers. If you'd like to buy them, they're $2.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Do you just WANT IT ALL but can't afford it? The ribbon shares will help you get a sampling of SU many wonderful ribbons for a small cost. The first 5 people who sign up for each share and submit payment will be the participants. Others will go on a waiting list for the next round.

The GROSGRAIN RIBBON SAMPLER costs $39.08 which includes shipping and tax.

GROSGRAIN RIBBON SAMPLER has a total of 81 yards of ribbon and includes the following
PLUS one lucky participant will win a level 1 hostess stamp set.

approx 3 yds. each of these 1/4" grosgrain ribbons
· Always Artichoke
· Apricot Appeal
· Bashful Blue
· Basic Black
· Certainly Celery
· Chocolate Chip
· Elegant Eggplant
· Mellow Moss
· More Mustard
· Night of Navy
· Old Olive
· Bravo Burgundy
· Pretty in Pink
· Pumpkin Pie
· Real Red
· Rose Red
· Sage Shadow
· Tempting Turquoise
· Very Vanilla
· Whisper White

AND approx 3 yds. each of the following 5/8" grosgrain ribbons
● Brocade Blue
● Certainly Celery
● Chocolate Chip
● Old Olive
● Real Red
● Regal Rose
● Very Vanilla

The incolor ribbon share costs $20.08. and includes the following
2 yards Baja Breeze 1” double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
2 yards Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, double sided
3 yards Riding Hood Red 5/8” striped grosgrain ribbon
3 yards Pink Pirouette 5/8” striped grosgrain ribbon
3 yards Baja Breeze 5/8” striped grosgrain ribbon
3 yards Pacific Point 5/8” striped grosgrain ribbon
3 yards Kiwi Kiss 5/8” striped grosgrain ribbon
3 yards Tangerine Tango 5/8” striped grosgrain ribbon

Please note that the yardage is approximate on all the ribbon because as you will see in the catalog the rolls are approximate yardage. So, when I divide among the participants your ribbon might be exactly 3 yards or 2 inches shy of 3 yards, but the whole roll will be divided equally.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Merry and Bright Stamp Class

December 4th at 6:30 PM is the Merry and Bright Stamp Class. The cost is just $25 and includes the stamp set. So, after shipping and tax on the stamp set, the class is only costing you $7.o3 and you'll go home with some awesome items and lots of ideas for how to use the stamp set. The projects include a mini tote that holds 4 3x3 cards and envelopes (envies included but not pictured), a tic tac holder, and 4 full size cards (2 of 2 different designs). You must sign up and pay for this class before Nov. 17th at 8 AM as I will be placing the order for the class that morning.


On Thursday, November 20th, I will hold a Christmas Card Buffet. You can make 10 cards for $15 or 20 cards for $25. You must let me know by the 18th if you want to attend and also let me know which styles and amounts of each you want to make so I can have everything pre-cut for you.

Also, you will notice that these cards are also appropriate for thank you cards, so you can put in whatever type of sentiment that you want (Christmas or Thank you).

Christmas Card Buffet- Card A

CHRISTMAS CARD A - cased card from Becky at Inking Idaho

Christmas Card Buffet- Card B


Christmas Card Buffet- Card C


This is a card from Dawns Stamping Thoughts that I changed up the colors on.

Christmas Card Buffet- Card D


Christmas Card Buffet- Card E


Christmas Card Buffet- Card F


Christmas Card Buffet --G


Christmas Treasures Workshop

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This Thursday is the Christmas Treasures Workshop!! I'm so excited to share with you all these different projects! And hopefully, this will help take away some of the business during the season for you!

The projects are broken down into two groups. Chose to do one group for $10, or go for it all and do both groups for $15.
The picture order got switched. The first picture shown is group 2, which includes a decorated tin (filled with whatever you want--I will supply Hershey kisses for this if you don't have something), a money holder, a lip balm holder (you provide the lip balm), a post it note holder (chose from the owl or the Green Tea oriental one), and a peppermint candy treat bag.
Group 1 is the last picture and it includes an altered calendar with matching pen, a nugget tin, a gift card holder, and a treat purse that contains a kit kat bar.
You'll have so much fun!! And not only will you go home with these fabulous treats, but you go home with instructions so you can complete more at home!!!
It's this Thursday November 13th. My house will be open from 6pm until late. Come and go as you want. Sign up today!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

SALE- 20% off all Rub Ons

From November 10th through 20th, Stampin Up! is offering a great special on rub-ons: spend just $20 and qualify to purchase any Rub-Ons assortment at 20 percent off ($8.76 per package; regularly $10.95). You can find them in the catalog on pages 178 and 179 of the Fall/Winter Idea Book and Catalog and on pages 11 and 17 of the Holiday Mini.
To take advantage of this offer, just click on SHOP WITH LISA located on the left hand side of this screen. Of you may contact me through email :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Pictures of class projects will be posted on Monday

Hey! I will get pictures of class projects up on the web on Monday. We left before I got pictures of the projects. If it's light out when we get back on Sunday, I'll take pictures, but for sure by Monday :)

We're having a great time in Hilton Head! And we're having a great visit with Aunt Jane and Uncle Jack!!

See you all soon!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Merry and Bright Snowman card :)

This card uses 5 of my most favorite stampin up things :)

#1 The scalloped square made with the Scallop Edge punch on a 2.75" square piece of paper. I just love these!!!! You just center the paper in the edge punch (using the markings on the black guide) and punch each side.

#2- The snowman from the Merry and Bright set. He is just sooo cute! And he's so versatile! I've made all types of gift bags with him :) snowman soup (hot cocoa), snowman poop (marshmellows), snowman kisses (tic tacs), etc...

#3 --Dazzling diamonds!! I love filling in the white parts of the snowman with the 2 way glue pen and then covering him with Dazzling Diamonds. A girl's gotta love her BLING!!

#4- ribbon!!
#5- SU Designer Series Paper--gotta love these last two because they just pull the project together and give it the perfectly coordinated look :)

Can you believe it's November??

Time has flown by! I can't believe it's November already! Where has all the time gone? This week is gonna fly by too! Today I'm getting a workshop and a demonstrator order from SU and another package from a different company for tins for an upcoming Christmas Treasures workshop. I can't wait til the man with the big brown truck visits today!! 3 boxes of goodies :)
So, I'll be creating until the midnight hours :)

Tomorrow I'll be standing in line to vote! DON'T FORGET TO VOTE!! This election is sooo important!! Wednesday my women's Bible study meets. Thursday is my Christmas tags class. Yippee!! And Friday we're visiting DH's aunt! Time is gonna fly!!!!

I hope you can come to my Christmas tags class! I also hope to have items made for all my other upcoming classes for the rest of the year, so you can see them at the tags class and decide if you'd like to sign up!! Hope to see you there :)

Friday, October 31, 2008

Snowman card made with punches

I cased this card from Dawn ( I love her site and all the cute things she makes. This was a fun card to make. Don't you love the Dazzling Diamonds on the eyelids?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mummy Card

This is a cute card that I case from someone on the internet. I can't remember where I saw it, but I remember thinking how genius!!! So, I made this little card for a nephew :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

12 issues Country Living and FREE STAMP &CARD set for $14

For a limited time, you can sign up to receive Country Living magazine for just $12 for 12 monthly issues. When you sign up, you'll also receive a Note Card Kit which contains a 4 note cards and envelopes, a stamp, and a stamp spot in Always Artichoke green. That's a deal!!

Here is the link.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


(c) Image copyright Stampin' UP!

I made this card with a set Puns from the Past. It's a very cool set. My daughter likes the image of the old time fan and the saying "fan mail" :) The cool thing is that this set (or any other in the fall/winter sampler catalog) is free with any $350 workshop.

There was really nothing to this card. Very basic. Just tear the paper edges. Sponge the edges in chocolate chip with an ink dauber. The cardstock is chocolate chip, old olive, and very vanilla. The thread is actually strings from a piece of burlap. And I just used the template and piercer to make holes along the edge.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Home Decor Elements from Stampin UP!

You all have to check out the new Home Decor Elements from Stampin UP! They are sooo totally awesome!! Call me if you want to purchase any of these. OR to shop online (link at the top right corner of this page).

I'm really leaning towards the "As for me and my house, we'll serve the LORD." one. There are soo many great choices!! I just had to share with you. You'll have to come to my house in November to see which one I choose :)

Inspired by Nature

(c) Image copyright Stampin' UP!

This card was created using the Inspired by Nature set. This is one of my favorite sets!!! I used markers on the stamp to give the flower different color interest. This was a quick and easy card.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Sunflower Card

This is a card that we made on our Thursday Fall Card night. We covered the SU brayer in burlap and rolled it on the So Saffron card base to give it texture. The sunflowers are made from the Circle Scallop Punch, but each petal is cut with scissors to make a deeper petal. We used the 1 inch circle punch on chocolate chip cardstock for the sunflower center. The leaves are Old Olive folded in half and run through the SU Crimper at an angle and then cut into a leaf shape. The Old Olive strip on the side was decorated using the SO Swirly wheel with Versamark ink. Then we used the sponge daubers to age all the pieces. It was so easy.

Hope you enjoy this.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Paper Pumpkin

Hey, everyone!! Sorry it's been so long since I last posted.

I had a class on the 9th :) I'll be posting pictures of some of the projects from that class in a day or two. Today, I wanted to show you something that the girls that came on Thursday really liked.

And I want to give everyone directions on how to make this cute PAPER PUMPKIN. They're all over on the internet. Isn't it soo cute???? And it's soo EASY. It looks great on my entry table!! I plan on making a little basket full and a large one for the Thanksgiving table.

The instructions look long, but they're really easy. If you have any questions, email me. And if you make one, send me a picture and I'll put it up on the blog :) I'd love to see your version/take on the pumpkin.

You'll need the following:

5 1/2 x 11 inch sheet of Really Rust cardstock
small scraps of Old Olive cardstock
5 inch piece of 1/4" Old Olive grosgrain ribbon
Fall Harvest wheel
Stampin around handle
Versamark pad
SU paper crimper
1 brass brad (from office supply store or walmart)


1. Cut your 5.5 in sheet of paper into 11 - 1 in. X 5.5 inch strips.
2. Ink up your Fall Harvest wheel with versamark ink and roll it on each strip.
3. Stack your 11 strips on top of each other with stamped side up.
4. Punch each end of your stack with the small side of your cropodile to make a hole.
5. Put the brad through all the papers on one end of your stack (the brass head should be on the stamped side and the prongs on the unstamped side).
6. Tie a knot on one end of your ribbon.
7. Thread the ribbon through the other end of your stack. The knot should be on the unstamped side and your open end on the stamped side.
8. Gently start spreading apart, sliding, manipulating the strips of paper until it becomes a ball.
9. Once it's in a ball, tie a knot into the ribbon, leaving a nice portion sticking up for your stem.
10. Take 2 scrap pieces of old olive cardstock and fold them in half.
11. Run them through your SU crimper at an angle. (this makes the veins in the leaf).
12. While still folded in half, cut into a pointed oval shape. Open and you'll have a leaf.
13. Take two THIN strips of old olive cardstock and wrap around a pencil to curl it.
14. Attach the leaves and the vines with adhesive (glue dots or MONO Multi Adhesive from Stampin UP).

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

BIG DAY today!!!

Before sharing all the big Stampin UP news, I wanted to share with you a super easy card I made today. It's from a set called A HAPPY HEART from the Holiday Mini Catalog (link below)which is now available starting today. Although it's part of a Valentine's set, I used it to tell DH that I love him. <3 <3 It's our anniversary this week <3 <3

Cardstock- Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink- Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Accessories- 3/4 in and 1/2 in circle punches, Dazzling Diamonds, 2 Way Glue Pen

HANDY DANDY TIP OF THE DAY- If you want to emboss, but only have a Classic Ink Pad, you can first ink your stamp in Versamark and then immediately onto a Classic Pad, then finally onto paper. Just make sure you do it in that order (don't want to ink in colored classic and then put that stamp into your clear Versamark, might make you cry on your cardstock!). Just remember, clear Versamark, then colored ink, then onto paper. This works AWESOME for all the IN COLORS that are only available in the Classic style inks!

Now... Drum roll... The Big News!!!!

First, Stampin' UP! is celebrating their 20th birthday and they're throwing a PARTY!!! In October customerscan get 20% off select birthday sets! All you have to do to qualify for this sale is purchase $20 in product. Then, you can order as many of these birthday sets as you want at 20% off!!!!

Item # Page # Description Retail Price 20% Off Price
109439 62 Big Bold Birthday $27.95 $22.36
112895 62 CumpleaƱos genial y divertido $27.95 $22.36
111532 63 Party Hearty* $26.95 $21.56
110994 64 Bitty Birthday $12.95 $10.36
111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes* $23.95 $19.16
111546 65 Simple Birthday Thanks* $17.95 $14.36
111702 65 Time to Party* $16.95 $13.56
108559 68 Crab & Company $27.95 $22.36

Also, for a limited time only, you can purchase a large aqua painter for only $7.25. These are soo awesome for watercoloring! Just take a Stampin' UP ink pad, give it a squeeze in the middle. Open the case up, and ink will be on the lid. With that lid as a palette, use your aqua painter to pick up some of the color and start coloring your image. The aqua painter perfectly controls the flow of water, allowing you to shade your images. When you want to change colors, lighltly put pressure on your aqua painter to release a small flow of water and wipe your aquapainter on a towel. It's soo clean and simple!! It's a great way to use your inks to water color! And you don't have to worry about knocking a glass of water all over and making a mess!

TODAY is ALSO the debut of the NEW HOLIDAY MINI!!! If you haven't seen it, click here. All these seasonal stamps and accessories are WONDERFUL!! It's soo hard to choose! I'll take one of each please!! LOL!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Happy, Happy Day!!!

The man in the big brown truck paid me a visit!!! My friend asked me if it was like Christmas! YES, I would say so!! I'm having so much fun playing with my goodies. Here are some pictures of what I've made so far. And I have soo many more ideas I want to try out!!
What I've discovered so far is I'm in love with the IN COLORS. Baja Breeze is my FAVORITE. It looks good with sooo many other colors: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Kraft,etc.. I also love Tangerine Tango and Red Riding Hood and Chocolate chip for a bright fall combo. And Red Riding Hood and Pirouette Pink are another great pair!! I'm in love with the IN COLORS.
AND I'm in love with the following stamp sets. Inspired by Nature, Upsy Daisy and Eastern Blooms, all of which are on sale until September 30th. I'm soo glad I didn't just order holiday things!!!

I hope you enjoy these! And don't forget you can now order ON LINE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week straight from Stampin Up. Just click on the SHOP NOW STAMPIN UP button in the upper right hand corner of my blog, right above my profile. That'll take you to my demonstrator site at Stampin UP, there be sure to click on the SHOP NOW link in the upper right corner that'll make sure you get the lowest prices and the lowest shipping. PLUS you can earn hostess benefits on orders $150 and over!! WHAT A DEAL!!! ~~ Or if you have questions about product or prefer person to person contact, you can always give me a call and I can place your order for you.

Thanks for visiting. And keep coming!! Soon (beginning of October) I hope to post video tutorials of how to make some items.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

My Stampin Up Adventure

I was introduced to stamping by my friend Amy who took me to a Christmas Stampin Up! workshop in 2007. I had such a great time making all types of Christmas gifts and cards; I was ready to do it again the next day!!! In fact, I was sooo excited about the items, that I took a picture that night to show some of my internet friends what I had made. I couldn't believe what I had actually accomplished in a couple of hours and I'd never stamped before!! The recipients of these gifts all Oooh'd and Ahhh'd and wanted me to make more :)

In the last year, I've discovered that I LOVE stamping. And I love the sense of accomplishment I get. Most crafts or hobbies take MANY MANY hours before you have a finished product. That's why I have lots of unfinished neddlepoint, crochet, sewing projects and sooo on!! But stamping is different. You can make a simple card in UNDER 10 minutes. Yes!! 10 minutes!! I can make the CUTEST candy filled gift bags (that are ALMOST too cute to eat) for a WHOLE classroom in an hour!!

This is why I've decided to become a Stampin Up! demonstrator. I want to share my love of stamping with you, all my friends. I want to show you how easy it is. Those projects you see that you think, "Oh! I wouldn't be able to do that!" YES, you CAN! It's easy, and I want to show you how.

There's no better time than now to start stamping! Stampin Up! has just released their new Fall-Winter 2008 Catalog and Idea Book. While I'm waiting for my Demo kit with the new stamps and ink shades, I'll be posting some pictures of other Stampin Up! projects. So stay tuned, and check back often.

Lisa :)