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Merry Christmas!!

Hey everyone!

Merry Christmas! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful day filled with family, friends, joy and laughter.  It is a time to reflect on the past year. Here are a few things to ponder today………

What is something you did this year that you think you will remember for the rest of your life?

What is something you accomplished this year that you are proud of?

What was the nicest thing someone did for you this year?

What is something you did this year to help someone?

What are your desires or goals for the new year?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s always hard for me at the end of year thinking that it went by so fast and I didn’t get anything done, but if you really think about it, you probably accomplished a lot more than you think.  Did you have lunch with a friend you hadn’t seen in a long time? You caught up right up right where you left off.  Try to do things like that more often.  

Spend more time doing meaningful things that you will remember. No one will care if your floor is clean enough to eat off of. Just go have fun. Do something for someone else, do something for yourself.  Get that pedicure and invite a friend who might not be able to afford it. You get the idea.

Make a plan to make 2018 a great year! 

This past year, the news was filled with so much bad news, violence and anger towards others…… if we ALL just took the time to be more compassionate, understanding and empathetic, then we could create a powerful change. In the words of one of my favorite Christian singers (Mandisa)…. “We all bleed the same, we’re more beautiful when we come together!”

This is an awesome video to put life into perspective. Things can change in an instant, so live every day like it may be your last. Never miss the chance to say I love you. Merry Christmas.

Lisa

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Feeling Overwhelming Joy!!

 Hey everyone, 

I had to post today about joy and gratitude. It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m so excited because I get to spend it with my family.

I only get to see them twice a year because they live so far away. Most of my Family has passed away but I still have my sister and her family left. They live in Kuala Lumpur which is pretty much on the opposite side of the world from me, so I only get to see them in the summer and at Christmas when they come home.

There is nothing like the love of your family. I can’t even explain how happy I am to be spending Christmas with them. I am so grateful that my sister and brother-in-law invite me to their gorgeous beach house every year. We have shared so many laughs, hugs and memories over the last few days. 

My niece and I took a walk down to the beach yesterday because it was so gorgeous here in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  She is the most beautiful, kind hearted person I know, and she loves to give hugs!! I am so grateful that I am getting to spend time with her. I wish I could take her home with me. She always has a kind word for everyone and she brightens my day everyday. Plus she loves to stamp with me. That is an extra bonus!  Here are a few pics of our goofiness. 

I am even more excited that she just got in to Elon College in NC so she will only be a few hours from me starting in August. 

 

This is what the beach looked like yesterday. It was so empty. We had it all to ourselves. 

 

So here is my JOY card. I used the Painted Harvest set and the Letters For You Alphabet set.  Super easy card. 

Be grateful for everything you have and find the joy in the little things. I am grateful for family, friends, my stamping business, and my customers. I am also grateful for my health, that I am able to take care of myself and for all of the blessings that God has given me. Remember what the true meaning of Christmas is really about, the birth of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. 

I hope you all have a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

Lisa

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Stamping Up Year End Sale and Retired List!

Hey everyone!

It’s a great time to grab a bargain from Stampin Up! Plus,  they announced the retirement list for the Holiday mini so make sure you get these items before they are gone forever!

Best Gifts Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $18.00 $14.40
Best Gifts Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Price: $25.00 $18.75
 
Carols of Christmas Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Christmas Lamppost Thinlits Dies
Price: $29.00 $26.10
Gold 1/8 (3.2 Mm) Ribbon
Price: $5.00 $4.00
Gold Stampin' Glitter
Price: $4.00 $3.20
Jute Twine
Price: $5.50 $4.40
Lantern Builder Framelits Dies
Price: $33.00 $29.70
 
 
Many Mittens Framelits Dies
Price: $31.00 $27.90
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack
Price: $9.00 $7.20
 
Old Olive & Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
 
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows
Price: $6.00 $4.80
Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
Price: $20.00 $16.00
 
 
 
         

 
 
 
Be Merry Kit
Price: $19.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cherry Cobbler 12 x 12 (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock
 
 
 
Count My Blessings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Foil Snowflakes
Price: $6.00
Green Sprigs
Price: $5.00
 
 
 
 
Mini Ornaments
Price: $7.50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Treat Tubes
Price: $5.00
Vintage Crochet Trim
Price: $6.00
 

I have a special offer this month too! If you order over $75. you can get a free pack of these foil snowflakes!!! Details below!

If you would like to place an order , just click on the shopping cart in the top right sidebar, or just click here

 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinwithlisa/

and then click on the SHOP NOW button 
 
Please use the following Hostess Code: 46PGKU37
Don’t forget about the clearance rack too while you are there!
 
I always appreciate your online orders! I would love to have you as a customer!
If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me!
Plus, if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of foil snowflakes (shown above) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
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FREE SHIPPING!!! ONE DAY ONLY!

 

Hey everyone!

It is a great day to buy Stampin’ Up products! Why, you ask? Because you get FREE SHIPPING!! This is an awesome time to stock up on all of your basic supplies like cardstock, ribbon, adhesive, ink pads, etc and get free gifts with your order of $50 or more!

GET YOUR WISH LIST READY! 

Stampin’ Up! is offering 

FREE STANDARD SHIPPING 

on ALL orders (large or small) placed Cyber Monday, November 27. 

  • No minimum purchase required.  
  • Order as much or as often as you want ALL DAY.  Shipping is FREE!
  • STOCK UP!  Fill your wish list and stock up on basics like card stock, envelopes, stamps and ink! 
  • It’s the perfect time to indulge in the new Stampin Blends Markers!
  • Don’t miss out on additional savings with 10% off bundles and the Stampin’ Up! clearance rack!
  • FREE products!  Earn Stampin Rewards when you spend $150 or more (total before shipping and tax)
  • Free shipping runs from November 27 12:00 AM to November 27 11:59 PM MT. *******That’s 2:00 am to 1:59 pm Eastern Time for us!*******

 

Plus I am going to sweeten the deal! If you order $50 or more, you will get 4 free hand stamped cards from me…

and if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of gold faceted gems (shown below). Order $150 or more and get the free hostess benefits too!

You can order online and have it shipped directly to you or email me and I can order it for you.

If you order online, please use hostess code 46PGKU37

(if your order is over $150, don’t use the hostess code because you will get the hostess benefits!!)

If you would like to place an order , just click on the shopping cart in the top right sidebar, or just click here

 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinwithlisa/

and then click on the SHOP NOW button

   
Price: $5.00
 
Don’t go looking too far a gem, they are right here!

* 72 adhesive-backed gems
* 24 each of 3 sizes: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″ (6mm, 8mm, 10mm)
* Gold

 
Have a great week!
Lisa
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Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Hey everyone!

Well, yesterday we ate until we almost popped, and now it’s time to think of Christmas in case you didn’t realize you only have one month left to get ready! Wow this year has flown by!

Many of you are going to be decorating your tree in the next week or so and here is a great kit to help you do that. It is the Be Merry Kit from Stampin Up! 

This picture really does not do these ornaments justice. They are so gorgeous in person. 

 

Look at all of the supplies that come in the kit! You get to make 12 ornaments total ( 6 of each design)

 Here is a great video from Stampin Up that shows you how to put them together. They are so quick and easy and make a great family project to do with your kids. If you are getting this in an email, please click the link to my blog to see the video.

Get 2 or 3 of these kits to give as gifts! They are only $19 each which comes out to about $1.50 per ornament!

 

Be Merry Kit 144648
Price: $19.00
 
Make the season merry with festive rosette ornaments that you can hang on your tree or wreath or use as gift tags or on packages. Rosettes are prescored and folded for quick assembly.

Kit includes:
* 12 ready-to-assemble rosettes, 6 each of 2 designs, finished size: 4″ (10.2 cm) diameter
* Old Olive and Real Red die-cut accents
* Gold foil doilies and accents
* White die-cut circles
* Green and red glimmer paper die-cuts
* Precut Real Red 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Cotton Ribbon
* Precut Old Olive 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Cotton Ribbon
* Green and red shimmery tulle circles
* Wood banners

Coordinating colors: Gold foil, Old Olive, Real Red, white

 

I have a special offer this month too! If you order over $75. you can get a free pack of these foil snowflakes!!! Details below!

If you would like to place an order , just click on the shopping cart in the top right sidebar, or just click here

 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinwithlisa/

and then click on the SHOP NOW button 
 
Please use the following Hostess Code: 46PGKU37
Don’t forget about the clearance rack too while you are there!
 
I always appreciate your online orders! I would love to have you as a customer!
If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me!
Plus, if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of foil snowflakes (shown above) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
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From Hot Chocolate to Wine!

Hey Everyone!

Yesterday I was drinking hot chocolate, but today I think I am more in the mood for some wine! I love the stamp set in the holiday mini on pg 42 called Half Full. It was designed by one of my friends Linda Bauwin . She got to help create a stamp set when she earned a million dollars in sales for Stamping Up!  

I just love it! My friend Michelle made this card and I just loved it.. I added a little sparkle to it by using the fine tip glue pen on the wine glass and bottle. 

 

I used the Garden Trellis embossing folder for the background. The colors are Fresh Fig and Smokey Slate. I colored them using the ink pad lids and the aquapainter. 

In this one you can see the shiny effect from using the fine tip glue pen. The ribbon is the black shimmery ribbon from the big catalog. 

  

Half Full Clear-Mount Stamp Set 144999
Price: $22.00
 
Tired of presenting wine bottles in bland bags? Thanks to Million Sales Achiever Linda Bauwin you can now create fun tags and wrappings with this jolly set.

Quantity: 10 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, d, g, h

I have a special offer this month too! If you order over $75. you can get a free pack of these foil snowflakes!!! Details below!

If you would like to place an order , just click on the shopping cart in the top right sidebar, or just click here

 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinwithlisa/

and then click on the SHOP NOW button 
 
Please use the following Hostess Code: ATGEVJA9
Don’t forget about the clearance rack too while you are there!
 
I always appreciate your online orders! I would love to have you as a customer!
If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me!
Plus, if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of foil snowflakes (shown above) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
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I’m in the Mood for some Hot Chocolate!

Hey everyone!

I don’t know about you, but I love hot chocolate! I just wish it didn’t have any calories so I could drink it all day! When I make it, I use milk and then put in some creamer flavoring like Bailey’s Irish Cream or French Vanilla. Then I top it off with a big pile of whipped cream and Hershey’s syrup! I know what you are thinking….it sounds so good, you want one too! LOL! 

 

So, I decided to make a hot chocolate card. I used the  Be Merry designer paper for the cup and the side piece. I used the snowflake think from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits. The words are from the Snowflake Sentiments in the Stamping Up  Holiday mini catalog.

 

I topped off the whipped cream with some Wink of Stella to give them a little sparkle!

 

Snowflake Sentiments Clear-Mount Stamp Set 144820
Price: $22.00
 
It’s definitely going to be a white Christmas with this set—no matter the actual weather!

Quantity: 11 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, g

Be Merry Designer Series Paper 144111
Price: $11.00
 
Pick a pack of patterned paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Traditional red and green Christmas colors.

* Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options
* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12” x 12” (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid-free
* Lignin free
* Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White

 

I have a special offer this month too! If you order over $75. you can get a free pack of these foil snowflakes!!! Details below!

If you would like to place an order , just click on the shopping cart in the top right sidebar, or just click here

 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinwithlisa/

and then click on the SHOP NOW button 
 
Please use the following Hostess Code: ATGEVJA9
Don’t forget about the clearance rack too while you are there!
 
I always appreciate your online orders! I would love to have you as a customer!
If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me!
Plus, if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of foil snowflakes (shown above) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
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The Stamparatus is Coming!!

Hey everyone!

I have exciting news! The New Stampin Up Stamparatus tool is coming soon!!! You can preorder yours in a couple of days!! Link below will not work until Nov 16th at 4pm. 

It won’t arrive till Feb but at least you will be one of the first people to get one. Here are the details and a great video from Stampin Up!

STAMPARATUS

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Introducing the Stamparatus, an innovative stamp placement tool developed in partnership with our amazing Leader to Leader (L2L) demonstrator team.

Reserve now for the November 16-30, 2017 reservation window with delivery on or around February 1, 2018. The reservation window opens at 4pm Eastern on November 16. While supplies last.

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00

okay. i’ve gotta have one. how do i get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Demonstrators and customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 3 tools per demonstrator and 1 tool per customer per reservation window. (Note: The Stamparatus is not a Cash-and-Carry item.)
  • You and your customers may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
RESERVATION WINDOWS AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

 

You must reserve yours through the online ordering system so if you have not created an online account, you will need to do that now. 

Here is a great video from Stampin Up to show you how it works!!!

 

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to have creative ideas delivered to your inbox? 6 days full of great holiday help. These ideas will cover gift giving, decorating, and card making. They will be packed full of inspiring ideas. Just when you need the inspiration and the ease of great projects, I’m available to you, ready to help you though the busiest time of the year.

 Handmade gifts and decorating add to that in a way that is uniquely your own. Having inspiration for great projects that are simple and easy to do, can be a jumping-off point that will spark your creativity. Adding your own personal touches to decorations, cards, and gifts really show that you care enough to go that extra step.

Sign up for the 6 Days of Holiday Helper. Set to be delivered to your inbox every few days ….

Just email me your name and your primary email address to stampgirl2@cox.net  Make sure you put Holiday helper in the subject.

I’m here to help you add that sparkle and glitter to your holidays!

While you are waiting, please feel free to visit my Holiday Store.

Please use the following Hostess Code: 2AQ4YNK6
Don’t forget about the clearance rack too while you are there!
 
I always appreciate your online orders! I would love to have you as a customer!
If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me! Plus, if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of foil snowflakes (shown below) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
 
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Sign up for my Holiday Helper Newsletter !

Holiday Helper 2017

Hey everyone!!

The holidays are just around the corner, and I have a wonderful opportunity for you! I am going to be sending out 6 Holiday Helper Projects that will not only put you in the holiday mood, but help you to enjoy a handcrafted holiday season. With each mailing, you will receive not only a picture of the finished project, but you will also receive a complete supply list with a step-by-step tutorial that shows you exactly how to do the project. But you can only receive these projects by joining my special Holiday Helper mailing list, so be sure to sign up today!

Wouldn’t it be nice to have creative ideas delivered to your inbox? 6 days full of great holiday help. These ideas will cover gift giving, decorating, and card making. They will be packed full of inspiring ideas. Just when you need the inspiration and the ease of great projects, I’m available to you, ready to help you though the busiest time of the year.

 Handmade gifts and decorating add to that in a way that is uniquely your own. Having inspiration for great projects that are simple and easy to do, can be a jumping-off point that will spark your creativity. Adding your own personal touches to decorations, cards, and gifts really show that you care enough to go that extra step.

Sign up for the 6 Days of Holiday Helper. Set to be delivered to your inbox every few days …. Just email me your name and your primary email address to stampgirl2@cox.net  Make sure you put Holiday helper in the subject.

I’m here to help you add that sparkle and glitter to your holidays!

While you are waiting, please feel free to visit my Holiday Store.

Please use the following Hostess Code: 2AQ4YNK6
Don’t forget about the clearance rack too while you are there!
 
I always appreciate your online orders! I would love to have you as a customer!
If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me! Plus, if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of foil snowflakes (shown below) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
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Season Like Christmas is So Gorgeous!

Hey everyone!

So many great stamp sets and so little time. I love making Christmas cards but I have so many great ideas and not enough time to make them all!

This is one of my favorite stamp sets in the Stampin Up Holiday Mini. It is called Season Like Christmas, and you can find it on pg 9.

It is so easy to make a beautiful card. It is a 2 step stamp set, but it is almost impossible to mess up. I used pool party, tranquil tide and soft suede for the trees. I love the pool party and tranquil tide combo.  

The background is the Merry Music specialty paper on pg 13. I sponged that with crumb cake. 

 

For the tag, I used the Merry Label punch and punched out the front and back piece using the same punch. I then cut the green piece in half and glued it to the back so that it looks like a larger layer. 

 

I love this gold edged ribbon that can be found in the big Stamping Up catalog on pg 199. 

Season Like Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set 144860 Price: $17.00

Photopolymer stamps
* Are totally transparent for perfect image placement.
* Have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time.
* Cling like crazy to our clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about slipping.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 10 photopolymer stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, c, e, h

 

Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper 144623
Price: $13.00
 
Lightweight paper printed with traditional Christmas carols in English, French and German.

Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. Use as background paper, for tags, or for holiday treat bags.

* 24 sheets, 4 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Whisper White

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If you would like to place an order , just click on the shopping cart in the top right sidebar, or just click here

 http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/stampinwithlisa/

and then click on the SHOP NOW button 
 
Please use the following Hostess Code: 2AQ4YNK6
Don’t forget about the clearance rack too while you are there!
 
I always appreciate your online orders! I would love to have you as a customer!
If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me! Plus, if you order over $75, you will also get a free pack of foil snowflakes (shown below) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
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