Magic Card Instructions!

By Lisa Freeman | June 24, 2016

Hey everyone,

I found this great video from Stampin Up on how to make a magic card. It is a little bit of extra work but the results are so cool. Brandi Barnard at Stampin Up gives step by step instructions for this optical illusion…check it out!! and then try it for yourself. If you would like to order any of the products in this video, just click on the shopping cart in the right sidebar!


Fabulous Flora is Simply Fabulous!

By Lisa Freeman | June 23, 2016

Hey everyone,

I recently created a card and matching gift for my friends Colleen  and Sandy’s birthdays. I had the card already made and was trying to decide what to make for the gift and I thought “why not put the card in a frame and make it into a framed art. I had to change the dimensions a little bit to fit the 4×6 frame but same basic principle. I used the Fabulous Flora hostess set from Stampin Up which I LOVE! Then I stamped the image in basic black archival ink and colored using the aquapainters and the dapper denim and emerald envy inks. For the background I used the Timeless Texture stamp set in crumb cake. I loved how it turned out.

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Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies from Stampin Up!

By Lisa Freeman | June 22, 2016

Hey everyone,

Today I am sharing a video from Stampin Up with one of my FAVORITE new products….the Detailed Floral Thinlit dies! If you haven’t seen them, you are in for a treat! Just check out this video to see what amazing things you can do with them. I have seen so many gorgeous cards on pinterest. I can’t wait to make them all. If you would like to purchase this or any other products, just click on my shopping cart in the right sidebar.  Have a great day!


Retiform Card Samples

By Lisa Freeman | June 21, 2016

Hey everyone,

I thought I would include a close up of the 2 cards I am doing in my technique class Thursday. The how to video is also posted below.  I used early espresso , crumb cake, pear pizzazz and wisteria wonder for the Tuscan Vineyard sample and for the Butterfly Basics card, I used pool party, old olive and dapper denim. make sure to watch the video to see how I made them. And if you are in the local Chesapeake area, come to my class on Thursday!

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Retiform Technique!

By Lisa Freeman | June 21, 2016

Hey everyone,

This week in my technique classes I am showing the retiform technique. It is an oldie but a goody. It is so easy but makes really cool cards. Basically all you need are post-it notes and a sponge and some cardstock and ink. And of course stamps. You can check out my first video in 5 years here !!!! It is a little rough around the edges but I am really excited to finally make one again! I listed the products I used in the video. Hope you like it. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Lisa


Paper Pumpkin One Day Deal!!!

By Lisa Freeman | June 9, 2016





We have a MEGA deal for you!!For ONE DAY ONLY, new subscribers can get their first kit for just $5!! Just go to and use promo code ONEDAYDEAL
 This amazing offer starts Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Technically that’s just shy of 31 hours—a little more than one day, but it will go by in a blink! Help everyone take advantage of this offer to grab their first Paper Pumpkin kit for practically pennies.


  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 .
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

New Catalog Open House Tomorrow!

By Lisa Freeman | June 3, 2016

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Hey everyone!

I am having my Stampin Up New Catalog Open House tomorrow! Here are the projects everyone will get to make! I used some of the gorgeous new In Colors like Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, and Flirty Flamingo plus a couple of new stamp sets. My favorite stamp set is the Timeless Textures which is not new but returning from the Occasions mini. I Love it. If you are local to the area, come on by. It starts at 1pm. I will have refreshments, prizes and lots of stuff in my sale basket. The Famous Amos cookies are on sale this month at Sams for about $7 for a box of 42! Great Deal! 






New Starter Kit FREEBIES!!!!

By Lisa Freeman | June 2, 2016


For more than 25 years, Stampin’ Up! has been changing the lives of thousands of people by empowering them to explore their creativity while they lead and teach others. Now it’s your turn. We invite you to take the next step in your creative journey and enjoy the benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. As a demonstrator, you will receive access to our private community (full of thousands of ideas and discussions), instant income on all your orders, and the opportunity to earn amazing trips and incentives. Plus, when you join during the month of June, we will help you get started right by adding two extra stamp sets to your Starter Kit!  The only catch is that you have to choose the extra stamp sets that you want—there’s no way you’re going to trick us into making such a hard decision. That’s right, you get to choose two FREE stamps sets of your choice! That’s an added value of up to $104 , depending on which stamps you choose. So go ahead and get your business off to a fast start. We’re ready to welcome you to the family.



June Hostess Bonus Bucks!!

By Lisa Freeman | June 2, 2016




  • Hosts who have qualifying events with$350 or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
  • Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
  • Customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with commissionable merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.

Farewell to the Old Catalog!!!

By Lisa Freeman | May 23, 2016

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This is my Farewell to the old catalog stamp a stack class! We will be making 4 of each of these cards this Thursday. Cost of the class is $20 and includes all supplies. This will be your last chance to order from the current catalog. Things are already selling out so you don’t want to wait any longer.  Here are some close ups of the cards

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This first card was originally created by my friend Michelle Avants. I loved the card but I did change the color to watermelon so I could use up some of the watermelon ribbon I had a surplus of. I am going to miss this ribbon.

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The next 2 use the Timeless Elegance designer paper. I love, love, love this paper and I am going to miss it. I have 7 packs I have been hoarding for months so it is time to use it up!

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This last one uses the English Garden designer paper. This is another favorite one of mine. I love the navy and crumb cake together. I hope you will join me on Thursday!!

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