Creativity for a Cause

Creativity for a Cause
Stampin' Up! is a global sponsor for the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As the assistant lead for Stampin' Up! at the Tampa, FL location, I provide the House with hand-stamped cards for families to use during their stay. Contact me to help me create cards for this worthwhile cause.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Beginning Tuesday, December 17th, I will have "MOVED" to my BRAND NEW blog.

My new blog is called "Lisa's Stamp Studio" and you won't want to miss the ORIGINAL design and new, easy format.

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Let there be peace on Earth

 Peace, if you think about it, comes in may ways.  Peace in your home, peace in your health and peace in your heart.   The dove has always been symbolic of peace. 

 I threaded the button with a piece of the Burlap Ribbon that I shredded and tied the knot to the back and attached it with a glue dot.
I cut two pieces of ribbon. One is 6" long and it mounted it to the Crumb Cake layer of the card, after it was embossed.  Another piece, 5" long was then tied UNDER the first piece.  Tie tightly so it stays in place.  By cutting two pieces of ribbon, versus one that goes all the way around the inside of the card, you will save yourself about 6" on every card. 

Make It Supplies:
  •  Stamp Set: Calm Christmas
  • Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Ink Pads: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
  • Big Shot: Pretty Print Embossing Folder #132175
  • Accessories: Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim Ribbon #118481, Burlap Ribbon #132140, Very Vintage Buttons #129327, Distress Tool #127562, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Look What's NEW!
There's a TWO, new Photopolymer Stamp available called "Countless Sayings 1 and Countless Sayings 2".  Both include trendy, fun greetings.   Click on the above flyer to see the images. 

The Chalkboard Technique would be fabulous with these stamp sets.  At $13.95 you can afford to get them both!  If you missed my video teaching the Chalkboard Technique you can view it by CLICKING HERE

And, believe it or not, at Stampin' Up! we're already working on Valentine's Day projects!  But these stamps aren't just for Valentine's Day.  Several could be used all year round for "thinking of you", wedding, and "miss you" cards. There are even kits that your kids can put together themselves!  

There several new stamp sets you won't want to miss on adding to your collection - especially since they are ONLY AVAILABLE until January 27th OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Click on each image to see a larger view and pricing.
Flowerful Heart

Follow My Heart (my personal favorite!)
Love You More

Monster Hugs for Boys

Monster Hugs for Girls

Sweet Sayings Card Kit (comes with 12 printed cards & envelopes)

Sweetheart Treat Bags (includes 12 heart printed bags with tags & twine)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Color Spin!

 Christmas just isn't red and green anymore and this page proves just that.  I love the color combination. It's warm and trendy. 
I used the snowman to lend some credence to the wintery feel of this layout.  I cut up some scraps of ribbon to make his scarf and attached them with glue dots.  The glimmer brads add some sparkle, too.

Make It Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Snow Day #131892 wood, #131895 clear; Festive Flurries #131778, #131781 clear (this stamp set is also sold as a bundle which includes the coordinating Framelits #133284 wood, #133285 clear)
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride
  • Ink Pads: Basic Gray, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Pumpkin Pie
  • Big Shot: Snow Flurry Bigz Die (retired)
  • Designer Paper: Winter Frost #132341, Subtles Pack #130135
  • Accessories: Basics Glimmer Brads #121003, Paper-Piercing Tool, Piece Mat, Dimensionals, Blushing Bride 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #131209, Glue Dots

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

All Wrapped Up!

By now lots of you have your Christmas shopping underway. I love gift giving but I love wrapping the gifts just as much as buying them.  I love making the outside looks special - just like the person I'm giving the gift to.  This card is a tribute to packaging!

I used the Gift Bow Die (hurry, we have not been told it's being carried over after January 2nd!).  I love this die because it makes 3 different bows. Here I've used the small bow, there's a larger bow and you can double up the two sizes for an awesome double bow, too! 
 I sponged the edges of the cardstock for dimension an heat embossed the words with silver.  I played up the silver embossing powder by adding two mini silver brads as well. 
I added silver glimmer paper for the center of the bow which adds that extra sparkle.  

Make It Supplies:
  • Stamp Set: Joy to the World #131796 wood, #131799 clear
  • Cardstock: Pool Party, Smoky Slate
  • Ink Pads: Metallic Silver Encore #132142, Smoky Slate
  • Designer Paper:  Winter Frost Paper Stack #132183
  • Big Shot: Gift Bow Die #129977
  • Tools:  Heat Tool #129052, Silver Emboss Powder #109131, Embossing Buddy #103083
  • Accessories:  Mini Silver Brads #122941, Piercing Tool, Pierce Mat, Bone Folder, Stamping Sponges, Dimensionals, Glue Dots
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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

 How lovely are thy branches!  Well, no 'branches' on these but they did turn out lovely!  Well, at least I think so! ((grin)) 

Last Thursday was our last scrapbook class for 2013 and as always, with my December classes, we had a Christmas Party!  I served hot cocoa (complete with mini marshmallows and whipped cream!) and cookies. Everyone got a free roll of Washi Tape, too!
 I created the trees from the largest pennant from the Perfect Pennants Die.  And, what would a Christmas tree would be without a little 'bling'!  I added a glimmer paper star to the top of each tree.
I also created a journaling pocket.  These are easy to make. Just cut a piece of cardstock about 1/2" wider than you'd like your journaling piece to be, notch the top with a circle punch and insert the journaling.  I added a pull out tab with some shredded Burlap Ribbon.  

Make It Supplies:
  • Stamp Set:  Christmas Messages #131790 wood, #131793 clear
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink Pad: Cherry Cobbler
  • Designer Paper: Season of Style #132340
  • Glimmer Paper: Champagne #127885
  • Punches: Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882, 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1/8" hand held hole punch (retired)
  • Big Shot: Perfect Pennants Die #123126, Tasteful Trim Die #120893
  • Accessories: Burlap Ribbon #132140, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

HUGE Clearance Rack Blitz Sale & This Week's Deals!

STARTS TODAY!  The Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack Blitz is red hot!   Whether you want to stock up for yourself or grab stocking stuffers and gifts for family and friends, you'll SAVE UP TO 80% on a many items JUST added to the Clearance Rack.  To see what's new on the Clearance Rack, CLICK HERE.   NOTE:  SOME ITEMS ON THE CLEARANCE RACK HAVE PRICES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN UPDATED BUT THIS WILL BE CORRECTED SOON.
Eight great products on sale for THIS WEEK ONLY!  To see a larger view of these products CLICK HERE.