Previous month:
April 2024
Next month:
June 2024

May 2024

Take To The Sky

Do you ever have someone in mind when you are looking through a Stampin' Up! catalog and see something you have to have for that person?  Well, the Take To The Sky Suite Collection was just that for me.  And how appropriate too for Father's Day...  I had to have because of my DAD!  He has been a private pilot for the majority of his life.  Airplanes are his true passion.  And although, within the last few years, giving up his pilots license, he keeps himself surrounded by friends who share the same passion.  

He would be upset with me if he know I was going to tell you this... but here it goes.  As dad ages, his memory is full.  I can tell him something today and he may or may not remember it tomorrow.  Not that he has an issue or anything, I just think as someone ages, short term memory is not what it used to be.  But boy!  Talk to him about airplanes and he is as sharp as a tack!  It is amazing. 

I know he misses flying, and even though the "Take To The Sky" suite collection does not have the exact airplanes he owned or flew, I know he will appreciate his Father's Day card this year. 




My colors are Smokey Slate, Misty Moonlight and Basic White.  All products linked below.  

Using Stampin' Dimensions was perfect to make the small cloud and airplane stand out.  My photo light is shining from the top so it accentuates the dimension.  This project came together very easily and I cannot wait to give it to Dad.


Product List

Flowering Zinnias Suite Collection

Hello there... I have another share using the Online Exclusive Product Suite called "Flowering Zinnias".  Love, love, love this suite collection.  

Now, I was not going to post this one because I actually made it 2 months ago!  And since then, the New 2024-2025 Catalog went live which means we had to say good bye to some products.  Can you guess what item I used that is no longer available?  Keep reading to find out and what I recommend to use in its place. 

#stampwithlisabrown #floweringzinniabundle

I have used all items from this suite collection:  stamps, dies, designer series paper, embossing folder and sequins.  But my favorite part it the added bonus of coordination Berry Burst Glimmer Specialty paper (comes in a pack with two other colors).  I used the glimmer paper to mat the piece of DSP, adding an extra little sparkle.  

*The zinnia flower is a piece of designer paper!  Yep... there are beautiful patterns and florals on the DSP that you can fussy cute fairly easily to use as your focal point. 

Let's not forget the inside....

#stampwithlisabrown #floweringzinniaDSP

Use the edges of your designer series paper to add some life to the inside of your card!  Just because its not a whole image, in this case a zinnia flower, USE THOSE EDGES!

So, are you still asking what is the retired product on this card?  If you said the Handmade Tag punch, you are correct!  

My suggestion:  replace the tag punch with the Heartfelt Hexagon punch.  I added that to my supply list below!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this card. 


Product List

Sweet note card using Garden Meadow Bundle


What a sweet card... I received this in the mail from my upline, Linda Bauwin.  She is so good at sending a note to acknowledge her team's accomplishments.  

This is Note Card featuring the Garden Meadow Bundle.  The bundle is an Online Exclusive product.  Did you know SU has many products not shown in any of our catalogs?  You can access through my Online Shop.  Just click on Menu and then Online Exclusives

Shopping with Lisa Brown

I love the little details like adding from of the bird embellishments from the Adhesive Backed Dragonflies & Birds.  

My other favorite detail is adding Pearlized Enamel Effects to each of the Berry Burst flowers.  If you click on the card picture, it will expand on your screen and you will see them better.  

Thank you Linda!  I always love getting happy mail. 

Product List

Using the New Ephemera Packs

Let's talk Ephemera Packs!  Need to create a quick card or are you making a scrapbooking page?  Stampin' Up! just released some awesome ephemera packs to help you get creative.  

Here's a few project examples created using the New Ephemera packs:

#stampwithlisabrown #scrapbookingephemera


There are 4 great Ephemera Packs available

1.  Fully Flowering Mix & Match

#stampwithlisabrown #fullyfloweringephemerapack

Let your creativity bloom with this Fully Flowering Ephemera Pack! These laser-cut floral elements give you the look of hand-colored, detailed, die-cut pieces in a jiff—just remove them from the sheet and adhere to a card base using your favorite adhesive. Pair them with our blank cards and envelopes to make quick and easy cards with a personal touch!

2.  Say Something Mix & Match

#stampwithlisabrown #saysomethingephemerapack

When you craft with the Saying Something Ephemera Pack, you’ll have an instant, ready-made greeting or sentiment for cards, scrapbook pages, gift tags, and more. 

3.  Something For Everything Mix & Match

#stampwithlisabrown #somethingforeverythingephemerapack

It’s fun to create personalized cards and customized scrapbook pages using the Something for Everything Ephemera Pack. This collection of laser-cut crafting elements has something for everyone and every occasion on your list of special days. 

4.  Labels & Layers Mix & Match

#stampwithlisabrown #labelsandlayersephemerapack

Add visual interest and layers to all your paper crafting projects with the Labels & Layers Ephemera Pack. These laser-cut pieces are easy to use and versatile. Use them as a background piece, a layering piece, a tag, or a card front—you can even stamp on them!
All Ephemera Packs are:
* 8 total sheets: 2 each of 4 designs
* Sheet size: 5" x 7" (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Coordinating Product colors: Azure Afternoon, Balmy Blue, Basic Beige, Basic Black, Bubble Bath, Copper Clay, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Pecan Pie, Petunia Pop, Pool Party, Pretty In Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Shy Shamrock, Wild Wheat

Reminder:  Join my Team during the month of May 2024 and get an Incredible Deal (FREE In Color Product) just click below image for more:

Starter kit special