2017 Holiday Catalog Feed

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So lots has been going on since my last post.  The saying, "when it rains, its pours" is so true.  

First off, my blog was having some issues.  Behind the scenes developer issues so I am hoping these are all fixed.  I would appreciate it if you "SUBSCRIBE" to my blog.  This way, you will receive my updates and I will know that it working.  

Next, I became a new Auntie last week!  She is such a little nugget, I love her already.  Seeing as I have a very small family and no children of my own, this is Very Exciting.  My other niece is 15 months old.  I also have a step-niece who is 11 and a step-nephew who is almost 7.  


In the mix of all the baby excitement, I lost my precious kitty, Oreo.  I had just, in my last post, put up some pictures of him and who knew that he was sick.  The baby's birth, and me babysitting while she was being born, was a good distraction of having to say goodbye to such a sweet, snuggly kitty.  I am so missing him.  Here he is all snuggled in his blanket.


So in honor of Oreo, I received a sweet "Spooky Cat" card from Linda Bauwin, my up-line.  She was congratulating me on doing my first even Facebook Live video.  It was posted in a private group so its not public to share.  I'm kind of glad it cannot be shared, I was so so nervous.  But, I need to get over those nerves as I would like to start posting videos to my Facebook Page and doing You Tube videos.  What do you think?  I have lots of great tips to share so I am hoping to start before the end of the year!

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Spooky Cat - Your Decision

Anyone that knows me, knows that I like cats (kitties to me no matter the age).  I was never able to have one growing up because my brother is allergic.  Also, my dad was raised in a farm area and the only cats they had were to keep the field mice away.  Now, I have 3!

So I thought I would share my three kitties with you; Butterscotch, Oreo & Smokey.  I'll let you guess who's who.  Ha! Ha!  Now, when dad comes to the house, I barely get a hello and he immediately goes straight to the cats for hellos.  

  Cat Photo

Anyway, because of my love for kitties, the SPOOKY CAT Bundle (#146014 includes Spooky Cat stamp set and Cat Punch) was a must have. Along with the Basic Black Vintage Crochet Trim (#144611) and the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper (#144610). 

So how Spooky do you think they really are?   

Did you know the Spooky Nights Designer Series paper has 2 sheets with black and orange cats... and the Cat Punch will them punch out!  How great is that.  Smart thinking Stampin' Up!

Here is the card I designed for my Club Weekend and also, a variation by one of the girls.

Cat Punch by Stampin Up



Cat Punch Card 2

Card Class attendee's (Anita) version. 

The cat was punched out of the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper and the Witches Hat by fussy cutting from a pieces of the designer paper. 

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I hope you enjoy this card.  There is still plenty of time to ORDER and create this easy card by Halloween. 

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Year of Cheer!

I cannot wait to show you some samples using the products from Year of Cheer Product Sweet!

Holiday Catalog

If you like metallic shine in gold, and copper and silver, you are going to love this new suite found on page 36 in the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Notice any new colors?  Yep, we have a New Foil Paper in CHAMPAGNE!  It is a soft, beautiful color that can go with everything.   

Take a look at the gorgeous items from washi tape to snowflakes, the Year of Cheer product suite will not disappoint.  And the best part is that the "Cheers to the Years" stamp set is not just for the holidays!  Take a look....


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Be sure to add this to your list of must-haves and come back to see some great examples.  

Creative Fold Card featuring Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Hello everyone.  I just cannot seem to get away from the Delightful Daisy product line from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  So to make it a little more interesting, I am showing you a Z-FOLD card featuring the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (#144137).  Also used, is the new 'Count My Blessings' stamp set (#144790) from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.


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Card 3

How fun does that look? 

I have taken all the guess work out so you can create your own.  Here are the measurements:

Card Base (I used Thick Whisper White):    11" x 5-1/2"    (score with 11" side at top at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2")

Z-Fold Piece:                                       9-1/4" x 3-3/4"    (score with 9-1/4" side at top at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2")

Card Base Papers:  front flap designer paper is 2-1/2" x 5-1/4"

                             back flap designer paper is 5-1/4" x 5-1/4" square

Z-Fold Papers:       front flap - mat is 3-1/2" square; Designer paper is 3-1/4" square and a whisper white 3" square

                            middle/back flaps - mats are 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" with Designer paper measuring 2-1/4" x 3-1/4"

Here is another Example using the Blue Daisy sheets from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper


Did you notice that this is a Square Card ?!?!?   This is a good opportunity to use your Envelope Punch Board (#133774) to make your own envelopes.  

Envelope punch board

Painted Harvest Event!

Painted Harvest   PAINTED HARVEST PRODUCT CLASS - OCTOBER 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Join me for a special class featuring the Painted Harvest stamp set.  This stamp set is so fun to use for many occasions besides fall.  Let me show you different color combinations of inks that bring this set to life. Learn how to use a Two-Step stamp set as a Triple-Step for added effect!

You will receive your very own Painted Harvest stamp set, the new Leaf Punch and all the projects we make.  Projects include a decorated Mini Pizza Box filled with 3x3 gifts cards/envelopes and three cards/envelopes.

Cost of class is $40.00

Money due no later than September 30, 2017.  Mail check made out to Lisa Brown to 140 Kennedy Blvd. Northfield, OH 44067

Please R.S.V.P. as seating is limited.  Email me at lbrown140@gmail.com