Watercolor Background Technique with Colorful Seasons

By Lisa Freeman | October 28, 2017

Hey everyone,

Today I want to show you how to do this really quick and easy watercolor background technique using the Stampin’ Up acrylic blocks, the ink pads and a spritzer with water in it.

For this card, I used pool party, Sahara sand, old olive and espresso ink. I inked up the D block with the Sahara sand and the pool party and then spritzed it with water and pressed it to the cardstock. I used the shimmery white cardstock to give it an extra wow effect!

The Adirondack chair is from the seasonal layers thinlit dies. I cut it out of the wood textures designer series paper.

I created a how to video to show you step by step how to make this card. Just scroll down to check it out. 

 

Here is a close-up of the shimmery white cardstock.

 

This is the same card, except I put the chair in the center of the card instead of the side. 

 

 

Here is the video tutorial! Please check it out and subscribe to my youtube channel if you like it! Also, leave me a comment and let me know what you think. 

 

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

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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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Get Your Stampin’ Blends and Bonus Items TOO!!

By Lisa Freeman | October 26, 2017

Hey everyone!

The Stamping Up Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers  are available to everyone on Nov 1st!  That is only a few days away and I wanted to offer a little special to give you an awesome deal!

The markers are alcohol based and blend beautifully. You will LOOOOVE them! You can buy them individually, as a pair or get the whole set. There is also a color lifter to help fix mistakes and also to lighten up the shading effect. 

I am going to offer a PRE-Order Special…so, here are the details!

From now until Oct. 31st,

**if you Pre-order the whole set of Stampin’ Up Stamping’ Blends ($121.50) and the memento black pad and refill ($11),

**you will get (FOR FREE)

a pack of Just Add Color Designer paper (pg 189, $13 value),

a pack of foil snowflakes ($6 value),

a pack of thick white cardstock ($7 value), and 

a pack of thick vanilla cardstock ($7 value)  for FREE! 

That is $33 of FREE Product!!!

**Plus everyone who pre-orders by the 31st will be entered into a drawing to win the Merry Patterns stamp set (shown in yesterday’s blog post) that is the hostess special this month. I happen to have an extra one that I am going to give away! 

**the bundle with pad and refill is $132.50 before shipping and tax.

** you must email me your orders because you will not be able to add the free paper on an online order. 

 

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Merry Patterns is Almost Gone for Good!

By Lisa Freeman | October 25, 2017

Hey everyone!

In case you haven’t had a chance to get your very own Merry Patterns stamp set, you have only 1 week left to get it.  All you have to do is place an order of $300 or more and you will automatically get it for free along with all of your other hostess freebies!! 

For this card, I used the Merry Patterns deer and the Oh Joy from Watercolor Christmas. I started wth a piece of soft suede cardstock and the Year of Cheer Specialty paper. I love that Designer paper pack. It is so gorgeous. 

Here are some more samples using this great set! 

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: 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 above) 
 
Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog….just click on the link at the top right!
 
Also check out my youtube channel HERE 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
Also, don’t forget the designer paper buy 3 get 1 free sale is almost over too! This is the last week to get your free designer papers. There are lots to choose from, so stock up now!!

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOG ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 
Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00
Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 
Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 
Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00 
Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00 
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Love the Foil Snowflakes!

By Lisa Freeman | October 16, 2017

Hey everyone!

If you haven’t had a chance to use the new foil snowflakes, you are really missing out! They are so versatile.  You get a ton in a pack.

There are 24 total, 12 gold and 12 silver but the other side is an off white color that you can sponge to make any color you want.

I sponged this one in pool party on one side of the paper and then used the sponged snowflake on the left.

I added some silver glimmer paper and the words are from the Merry Little Labels on pg 12 of the Holiday Mini. I stamped the image and then punched it out with the circle punch. 

 

 

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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Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Make a Gorgeous Border!

By Lisa Freeman | October 9, 2017

Hey Everyone!

I forgot to post these cards when I made them last month. I love the Snowflake Sentiments Bundle which includes the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlit Dies and the Snowflakes Sentiments stamp set. I made both of these cards the same way, but just changed the background embossing folder  and where the snowflake border is placed.

For the first card, I used the Softly Falling embossing folder and placed the border along the bottom.  For the 2nd card, I used the  Winter Wonder embossing folder and put the snowflake border along the top. I used dapper denim and crumb cake for the colors.  

I also added the crumb cake ribbon and the rhinestones.

Here is a quick video from Stamping Up showing more things you can do with this bundle!

 

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 below) 
 
Have a great week!
Lisa
 
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Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers are Back!!

By Lisa Freeman | October 7, 2017

STAMPIN BLENDS DEMONSTRATOR EXCLUSIVE EARLY RELEASE

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Say hello to a new world of colorful creativity! Meet Stampin’ Blends, artist-quality alcohol markers in 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors. To cover all the blending bases, we’re also offering a limited-time 16-card project kit and stamp set with beautiful line-art images.
These are only available to demonstrators right now, but if you don’t want to wait, you can get yours now!!!!
$$$You can get these blendable markers as part of your starter kit for only $99!
$$$You save over  $22 plus get free shipping (another $12 savings!) and get a free paper pumpkin kit! (another $20 savings)
$$$So you will save over $54!
Just click the JOIN MY TEAM BUTTON at the top of the page by Oct 15th!
  

We anticipate that our customer launch date will be before the end of the year; however, we will not be providing a release date right away. 

Stampin’ Blends Features

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

*During the Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release, individual markers will not be available for purchase.

demonstrator exclusive early release details
  
  • Dates: October 1-15, 2017
  • After October 15, all Stampin’ Blends products will be unavailable for purchase until the customer launch.
  • All Stampin’ Blends products will only be available on a demonstrator order during this exclusive early release.
  • New demonstrators can choose Stampin’ Blends as part of their Starter Kit for only $99!.
  • Purchase limits apply during this early release; see chart below for details:
DESCRIPTION ITEM PRICE LIMIT
Bermuda Bay Combo Pack* 144600 $9.00  1
Calypso Coral Combo Pack* 144045 $9.00   1
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack* 144598 $9.00    1
Crumb Cake Combo Pack* 144601 $9.00   1
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack* 144603 $9.00   1
Night Of Navy Combo Pack* 144040 $9.00   1
Old Olive Combo Pack* 144597 $9.00   1
Pink Pirouette Combo Pack* 144604 $9.00    1
Pool Party Combo Pack* 144605 $9.00   1
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack* 144599 $9.00   1
Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack* 144602 $9.00   1
Smoky Slate Combo Pack* 145058 $9.00   1
Ivory Marker 144606 $4.50   1
Bronze Marker 144607 $4.50   1
Color Lifter 144608 $4.50   1
Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
(Includes All 26 Markers And The Color Lifter)
147475 $121.50   1
Color Me Happy Project Kit 144609 $25.00   No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount) 144062 $27.00   No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear-Mount)** 144069 $19.00   No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Wood-Mount)
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148033 $46.75   No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Clear-Mount)**
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148034 $39.50   No Limits

*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark
**Also available in French

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

 

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: HU993QRY
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 black rhinestone jewels!! (shown below)
Thanks for stopping by
Lisa Freeman
 
 
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Free Stampin’ Up Designer Paper in October!

By Lisa Freeman | September 30, 2017

Hey everyone! 

Stampin Up has a great deal starting tomorrow! For every 3 packs of Designer Series Paper packs that you buy, you get 1 free! 

Let’s admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper! By popular demand, Stampin Up is bringing back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper.

You can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.

And we’re even including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks on sale! So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and stock up on all of your favorites!

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

CATALOG ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE
Annual (P. 189) 144180 Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper $13.00 
Annual (P. 189) 144137 Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper $11.00 
Annual (P. 189) 144118 Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper $11.00   
Annual (P. 188) 144111 Be Merry Designer Series Paper $11.00  
Annual (P. 188) 144163 Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper $11.00  
Annual (P. 188) 144155 Coffee Break Designer Series Paper $11.00  
Annual (P. 188) 144185 Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper $11.00  
Annual (P. 188) 144110 Whole Lot Of Lovely Designer Series Paper $11.00  
Annual (P. 187) 144168 Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00  
Annual (P. 187) 144193 Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00  
Annual (P. 187) 144177 Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack $10.00  
Holiday (P. 29) 144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper $11.00  
Holiday (P. 49) 144613 Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper $11.00  

Details

  • Sale period: October 1–31, 2017
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many times participants can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free during this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper purchased as part of a Starter Kit does not qualify for this sale.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards does not qualify for this sale.

Plus don’t forget if you order $300 or more, you get the hostess set Merry Patterns for FREE (shown 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: HU993QRY
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 black rhinestone jewels!! (shown below)
Thanks for stopping by
Lisa Freeman
 
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Colorful Seasons Embossed Background Technique

By Lisa Freeman | September 29, 2017

Hey Everyone!

Today I am going to show you a really cool technique using the new embossing paste from Stamping Up! It is so easy but creates a real wow look.

Here is the project I will be showing you how to make. For this card I used Marina mist and crumb cake as my main colors. I put the embossing paste on first , let it dry and then sponged it with crumb cake.

For the leaves, I sponged a piece of scrap paper with marina mist and crumb cake and then punched out the leaves with the leaf thinlits from the Colorful Seasons bundle. It is definitely one of my favorite sets in the new catalog. 

I also added wink of Stella to the leaves after I die cut them. It is so pretty in real life. The picture really doesn’t do it justice. I also added the gold gems to look like rain drops on the background. 

Here is a how-to video showing exactly how I made this card! Hope you enjoy it. Please subscribe to my youtube channel so you can get all of my videos.  

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: HU993QRY
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 black rhinestone jewels!! (shown below)
Classic rhinestones in black with flat, adhesive backs.
* Total: 140
* Sizes: 3 mm (100), 4 mm (20), 5 mm (20)
 
Thanks for stopping by
Lisa Freeman
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Embossing Technique Video from Stampin Up!

By Lisa Freeman | September 23, 2017

Hey everyone!

Stampin Up came out with 2 great new videos showing some cool embossing techniques that you may not have seen before. I know there was one I had never seen before!

I think you are going to love them and want to try these techniques out yourself!

Here are a few of the cards you will learn how to make in these videos. I love the faux metal embossing technique. It looks so cool and is actually not that hard. 

 

 

 

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: HU993QRY
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 black rhinestone jewels!! (shown below)
Classic rhinestones in black with flat, adhesive backs.
* Total: 140
* Sizes: 3 mm (100), 4 mm (20), 5 mm (20)
 
Thanks for stopping by
Lisa Freeman
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Painted Harvest Framed Art

By Lisa Freeman | September 22, 2017

Hey Everyone,
I recently held a Painted Harvest framed art class and here is the project that we made.

I saw a card on Pinterest using these colors and absolutely loved it. They are wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant and soft suede. I also used a little bit of crumb cake and sahara sand for background stamps and sponging.

I used several stamp sets, including painted harvest, dragonfly dreams, timeless textures, ribbon of courage, butterfly basics, sheet music and touches of texture. 

I bought the 8×10 shadowbox frames from Michaels online. There are 3 in a pack for $30 but they go on sale for half price all the time, so they come out to about $5 a piece. The frame was included in the class.

Here are the measurements

crumb cake  8×10

wisteria wonder 6 1/2 x 8 1/2

soft suede 4×6

vanilla 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

small pieces:

soft suede 2×3 (3 of these)

vanilla 1 3/4 x 2 3/4 (3 of these)

I also used scraps of vanilla for the cutout pieces.

 

I sponged all of the smaller pieces with crumb cake and wisteria wonder. 

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: HU993QRY
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 black rhinestone jewels!! (shown below)
Classic rhinestones in black with flat, adhesive backs.
* Total: 140
* Sizes: 3 mm (100), 4 mm (20), 5 mm (20)
 
Thanks for stopping by
Lisa Freeman
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