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Hi Stampers. Happy December!  Can you believe it’s here already?  Seems like the years go faster each year.

Today is one of those days that I LOVE being a demo with Stampin’ Up! – we have a new catalog and sale a bration coming up in January and as of today all demos (hobby demos and business demos) can order new product from those catalogs.  This gives us a whole month to play with the stamps and design our samples ad prep for January classes using the new product.  So fun!!

For today’s project, I’m using a lot of different products to show you how they can easily blend together to get even more awesome variety.  Some of the items will be featured in the Stampin’ Up! Year End sale  (see more info about the big sale below)

Stampin' Up! Christmas Moose Noel card

This card stars with a Cherry Cobbler card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″).  I cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock 5.25″ x 4″ and used the Woodlands embossing folder through the big shot to give the embossed trees as a background.  I stamped the Christmas Moose onto Crumb Cake card stock with Early Espresso ink.  I cut it out with a circle framelit and then cut an Early Espresso card stock circle out the next size up circle framelit.  The “NOEL” across the bottom was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock using a framelit from the Christmas Stocking framelit set.  The boughs of greenery were cut from Always Artichoke card stock using the Pretty Pines framelit dies.  The Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White hat was punched out of card stock using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Moose Noel card

This side angle shows you where we used Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used snail to adere the back layer to the card base and then the fine tip glue pen to adhere the Noel and the Pine Boughs.  The Crumb Cake circle with the moose is adhered to the Early Espresso circle with snail adhesive.  That Early Espresso circle was adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the red Santa Hat to the moose – the white trim and ball were attached to the hat with glue dots.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Moose Noel card

The inside of the card was stamped with “Happy Wonderful Christmas” from the Wonderful Wreath stamp set and Cherry Cobbler ink.  I then lined a Very Vanilla medium envelope with some retired Christmas DSP that had trees on it.

Stampin' Up! year end close out sale

Run, don’t walk, your fingers across the keyboard and check out my online store for FANTASTIC sales (while supplies last!!).  Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you and your customers! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products.  This is a great way to shop for your stamping friends or stock up your own supply with great sale prices.

It’s also a fabulous time to sign up as a demo – either as a business or just as a “hobby demo” to get a discount on purchasing your own product and the ability to purchase new and exciting items before they are even shown to the public!  For just $99 you get $125 worth of product.  That makes you a eligible to order at the demo discounted price for a minimum of 3 months. (If you sign up in December 2016 – you enjoy the discount until the end of April 2017 at a minimum). But, even if you never buy another thing, you still get to keep the $125 worth of product you purchased for just $99.  Oh and did I mention you also get FREE shipping!?!?  That deal is just too good to pass up!  Contact me today to take advantage of this great deal!

Happy Stamping,
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Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sale

Black Friday – Small Business Saturday – Cyber Monday Promotion

Hey Stampers,

Thank you for your business and for your continued support of Queen B Creations.   When I started my business I couldn’t have imagined how Stampin’ Up! would offer me so many blessings.I’ve had so much fun creating cards, projects and tutorials to share with you.  Knowing that I have inspired others to create and share the joys of paper crafting is so meaningful to me.  There is great joy and love that goes into making a special project and even more joy and blessings that come along with sending it.  Thank you for loving and sharing the art of paper crafting with your family and friends.

To “Thank You” I’d like to offer you a special promotion. Visit my Online Store  and enter the following Hostess Code:

Use this Coupon Code:    YXQU4MFN
Note: The Hostess Code should only be used for orders under $150.

This promotion starts Friday, November 25th at 2:00am PST
and runs through Monday, November 28th, at midnight PST.

This is NOT a Stampin’ Up! Promotion.  This a promotion from QueenBCreations.net.  Once your FREE items are selected Lisa Ann will order them and send them to you. This promotion is for U.S. residents only. Please allow up to two weeks after promotion ends to receive your free items.

Place an order of $50 and choose one of the following items FREE!

Place an order of $75 and choose one of the following items FREE!

Place an order of $100 and choose one of the following items FREE!

Place an order of $150 and receive Stampin’ Up Hostess rewards along with two FREE items from Lisa Ann!

If your order is $150.00 (before shipping and tax), DO NOT USE THE HOSTESS CODE, because you qualify for FREE Hostess Rewards from Stampin’ Up!  You will also get to pick a FREE Item from the $50 and the $100 section.

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Thankful For You, My Customers & Friends

Hi Stampers.  I want to take time today, on a day of being thankful, to tell you how thankful I am for YOU!!  This is the second time I’ve been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  The first time was when my kids were small.  It was my escape.  Stampin’ Up! was my chance to leave household responsibilities behind and show people how to create beautiful things.  I loved it, but as they got older, I drifted away from being a demo (although, I never gave up stamping with Stampin’ Up!). Then my kids graduated and moved out of the home (in New Mexico), we moved back to Northern California (where we were born, raised and started our family).  It was at this time that I decided to sign up with Stampin’ Up! again.  It was the fantastic decision that I knew it would be!

Stampin' Up! handmade card made with a starbucks sleeve in red

Through my Stampin’ Up! business I have met MANY wonderful people and blessed in more ways than I can count! Stampin’ Up! has been the conduit that connected me to kindred souls.  Some of my best friends, I met though Stampin’ Up!  Numerous customers have become my friends and chosen family.  Thank you for that!

Stampin' Up! fry box, decorated with Fall Leaves (for all things) and filled with M&Ms as a cute gift idea.

As I sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, I will be saying prayers of thanks for you and our united love of Stampin’ Up! and paper craft creations.  Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator, I am forever grateful!

PPA272 Praying for You card made using stampin' up! vintage leaves and thoughts and prayers stamp sets done in gorgeous fall colors by Queen B Creations

May God bless you and yours today and always!

Happy Stamping,
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Online Extravaganza – 24hr Sale!

Hi Stampers.  I have some exciting news!

Black Friday starts early with Stampin’ Up!

Starting TODAY the Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale with up to 40% off on select items.  This online super sale will run from today (November 21) to next Monday (November 28).  It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends as well as boost and freshen your personal paper crafting stash!  This year’s Online Extravaganza starts it off there is a 24 hour flash sale good for today only.  It’s a first come first serve, while supplies last kind of sale – so get over there early!  Click here to enter my online store and check it out!

stampin' up! online extravaganza 24 hour sale The fun continues all of this week and finishes a way to earn free product exclusively from QueenBCreations.com Black Friday (Nov. 25th) to Cyber Monday (Nov. 28) with another Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza 24 hour flash sale Cyber Monday, November 28th.  Stay tuned and combine offers to get the most bank for your buck!  Be sure to come back and keep saving!

 Click the image below to view the FULL list of items on sale during the Online Extravaganza.

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 sale flyerConfused by all the ways to save?  Contact me by phone (707) 513-7718 or email and I’d be happy to help you out!

WANT MORE WAYS TO SAVE?  These stamp sets are 25% off now through Nov. 30.

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Crocker & Starr Meets Tuscan Vineyard

Hi Stampers.  As some of you know, I work as an Accountant at a small boutique winery in the Napa Valley (Crocker & Starr Wine Co.). I love to combine my love of wine and my love of card making.  Today’s card is a perfect example of how I mix the two.  I can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set in our latest annual catalog.  It pairs well with my love of everything wine making (that starts with memories of my father making wine in the garage and making it so good that he won many awards!).

Handmade card made using a label from Crocker & Starr Wine Co. and the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set from Stampin' Up! Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B CreationsToday’s card starts out with a Crumb Cake card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Across the bottom I used a 1.5″ x 5.5″ strip of Blackberry Bliss card stock (which recently retired – sorry, I’m having trouble giving it up, it’s a yummy color!  You could substitute Elegant Eggplant card stock), followed by a 1.25″ x 5.5″ strip of Very Vanilla card stock onto which I stamped the corks multiple times in Crumb Cake ink. These were all glued together using snail adhesive.

The focal point of this card is our company logo.  It’s a rectangle cut out of a left over label from bottling.  I mounted it on a rectangle of Very Vanilla and mounted that onto a rectangle of Blackberry Bliss with stampin’ dimensionals.  The Blackberry Bliss rectangle was adhered to the card with snail adhesive.

Handmade card made using a label from Crocker & Starr Wine Co. and the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set from Stampin' Up! Card made by Lisa Ann Bernard of Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card, I used the Tuscan Vineyard Stamp set to stamp the grapes in the upper left corner and the corkscrew in the lower right corner.  The sentiment is from the retired From the Herd stamp set.  I needed it to say “from all of us” since we were sending it to a wine club member from the Crocker & Starr staff.

I hope my card inspires you too look at wine labels in a new and creative way.

On-Line Extravaganza Sale Starts Tomorrow!

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The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza Sale only happens once a year so you’ll want to make the most of it.  For one week only, November 21-28, you can save up to 40% on select products.  Some products are available only while supplies last!

STAMPS, DIES, PUNCHES AND MORE!  Click the image below to view the FULL list of items on sale during the Online Extravaganza.

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza 2016 sale flyer24-HOUR FLASH SALES!  To sweeten the sale, there will be 24-hour sales on the first (Nov. 21) and last (Nov. 28) days of the promotion,.  The 24-hour sales will offer discounts on select products ONLY on that day!  You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalog retiring list. You won’t want to miss out on this terrific opportunity to stock up and save!

24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Sell FAST

Stitched shapes framelit dies by Stampin Up!

Hi Stampers.  Today I have good and bad news.  The good news is that everyone LOVES the new Stitched Shapes Framelits by Stampin’ Up!  Bad news is they are selling so fast that backorders are piling up and as of Monday, November 21st, we will not be able to order them until they can replenish the stock.  If you are in love with these framelits be sure to order them today!

More good news:  While the Stitched Shapes Framelits may be gone for a while – the 25% off stamp sets are still on sale until the end of the month:
Stampin' Up! stamp sets on sale for 25% off November 2017Even more good news: Black Friday starts early with Stampin’ Up!  Big sales from Monday, November 21st to Cyber Monday, November 28th, with a 24hr sale at either end with amazing deals!  The list of products on sale is long and give a sneak peek to some of what products will be retiring soon.  Be sure to check out the PDF here.

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Star of Light Versatility

Hi Stampers. I don’t mean to alarm you, but the holidays are coming up on us FAST!  If you plan on sending out handmade Christmas cards – NOW  is the time to be working on your Christmas cards, if you haven’t started already.  My card today shows you how you can use that Christmas stamp set well past the Christmas.

Christmas card made using Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle in Night of Navy by Queen B Creations

My Christmas card starts with a Night of Navy card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next is a layer of 5.25″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock.  I stamped the swoosh of star dust stamp with Night of Navy ink twice (I just flipped it over for the second stamping to give a variety) to stamp the background. I stamped the sentiment in the lower right corner in the same Night of Navy ink.  I then moved to the Big Shot and cut out the solid star in Night of Navy card stock and the detail star with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. I adhered the detailed star to the solid star using mono adhesive glue and then the solid star to the card using Stampin’ dimensionals.

Stampin’ Tip: Monochromatic can be beautiful AND thrifty! You can make a beautiful card with ONE colored card stock, ONE neutral card stock, ONE ink pad and ONE stamp set!  You don’t need a ton of supplies to impress…

Congratulations card made using Stampin' Up! Star of Light bundle in Elegant Eggplant by Queen B Creations

My second card is very similar, yet it’s a Congratulations card rather than a Christmas card.  For this card I used Elegant Eggplant as my card base 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″, followed by a layer of 5.25″ x 4″ Whisper White card stock.  The stardust was stamped in Elegant Eggplant and “Congrats!” was stamped in the lower right corner.  I then cut out the solid star in Night of Navy card stock and the detail star with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper, using my Big Shot. I adhered the detailed star to the solid star using mono adhesive glue and then the solid star to the card with Stampin’ dimensionals.

So, as you can see, the Star of Light stamp set and framelit bundle may be in our 2016 Holiday catalog as a Christmas set, but it can also be used for other events with just a small change.  Take a look at your stamp collection – do you have holiday stamps that can be converted to other occasions?

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Pals Anything But A Card Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for November 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month our projects feature items that are considered 3D, Home Décor or Gift Sets. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

For my project, I chose to make “kiss tents”.  Each of these cute characters has a Hershey Kiss as the base and the Snow Place bundle (stamp set and framelits) from Stampin Up!.  The snowman family can sit out as decoration and the penguin can be hung on the tree.

Stampin' Up! Snowman kiss tents made using Snow Place stamp set and Hershey Kisses by Queen B Creations

Each “kiss tent” starts with a strip of Whisper White card stock .75″ x 3.75″, scored at 1″, 2″, 3″.  I put two glue dots on the bottom of a Hershey Kiss and placed it on one of the 1″ sections, then wrapped the card stock around and adhered it to itself to form a triangle covering the kiss.  Then stamped 2 of each of the snowmen / penguin / accessories onto Whisper White card stock, using Tuxedo Black ink for the characters and Real Red ink for the accessories.  I then colored in the nose and feet with a Pumpkin Pie marker.  I then used the framelits to cut them out on the big shot.  I then used mono adhesive to glue one side of a snowman/penguin and attach the bottom it to the kiss.  I glued up and used the matching piece and glued it to the opposite side of the kiss, making the characters touch at the top.  I then adhered the accessories and attached the cord to the penguin through a small hole punched in his hat.

As a base for the snowman family I used Whisper White and Rel Red card stock with the Lots of Labels framelit set.

I will be making a video soon of “kiss tents” using the fox builder punch – so stay tuned!

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Complete Blog Hop List:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  5. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  6. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  7. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Becky Volpp at InkblossomwithBecky
  10. Lynn Tague at BeyondBeachesandBlessings.com
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  14. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  15. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  16. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies & Stamp Sale

Hi Stampers!  I have exciting news for today.  If you are like me you can’t wait to see what’s new and exciting with Stampin’ Up!  Well, today I get to show you something from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog AND you can order it TODAY!!

Stitched from the heart framelit and stamp sale. http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/Default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2118858Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies coordinate with the Stampin’ Up! Layering Circles, Squares and Ovals Dies!  Here are the approximate sizes of the Stitched Shapes -Framelits Dies:

  • Circles:  1-3/8″, 1-7/8″, 2-3/8″, 2-7/8″
  • Squares:  1-3/16″, 1-5/8″, 2-1/8″, 2-5/8″
  • Ovals:  1-3/4″ x 1-3/16″, 2-1/4″ x 1-5/16″, 2-3/4″ x 1-13/16″, 3-1/4″ x 2-5/16″.

Stitched from the heart framelit and stamp sale. http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/Default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2118858

IT GETS EVEN BETTER!  Starting today, Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off select stamp sets that coordinate beautifully with the dies.

25% Off Select Stamp Sets Nov. 1 – 30 ONLY!

Watch these great new videos from Stampin’ Up! to see these great new products in action and they will be on your MUST HAVE list for sure!

HOW DID THEY DO THAT?  Did you ever wonder – “How did they do that?” when you see something cool?  Well, I’ve discovered how to turn the square stitched framelit into a stitched rectangle!  How cool is that?!?!

Stitched from the heart framelit and stamp sale. http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/Default.aspx?dbwsdemoid=2118858

How did they do the rectangle?

I have been asked how Stampin’ Up! created the rectangle from a square “stitched” die in the sample above.  Click here for a PDF Tutorial with photos:

Line up the framelit on your paper so one end of the framelit and the paper are off the platform. You only want to cut three sides of the square. Run it through the Big Shot.

Rotate your paper and carefully line up the framelit with the cuts of the first run.  Make sure that one end of the framelit and paper are off the platform, so it doesn’t cut a line down the middle of your rectangle. Then run it through the Big Shot.

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Farewell to PPA

Hi Stampers.  I’ve been blessed this year to be part of a great team of very talented stampers over at Pals Paper Arts.  Today is the final post for Pals Paper Arts and it’s a sketch challenge – the team I’m on.  So, I’m playing my last PPA sketch challenge. 🙁

PPA324 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlit dies by Queen B Creations

Today’s card uses a Marina Mist card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″.  Next I cut a piece of paper from the “A Little Foxy” DSP paper stack 5″ x 3.5″.  I then cut a strip out of the middle diagonally.  I mounted these pieces onto Basic Grey card stock to matte them.  I adhered them to the card leaving a gap in the middle and a strip on the right side (like the sketch showed).  That right edge looked a little funny to me all blank, so I used the snowflake from the Hang Your Stockings stamp set with Versamark ink and Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder.

PPA324 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlit dies by Queen B Creations

My focal point was the two stockings made from Marina Mist, Whisper White and a touch of Basic Grey card stock.  I used the stitching and the snowflakes on the stockings with the Versamark ink pad and Silver Stampin’ Emboss powder.  Before adhering them to the card, I wrapped a long piece of Silver Cording Trim around three fingers and adhered the two ends together and to the center of the card with a glue dot.  I then tried to twist the cording in various directions and adhered the stockings over the top of the cording.  The bottom stocking was adhered with snail adhesive and the top stocking was adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

PPA324 sketch challenge using Stampin' Up! Hang Your Stocking stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlit dies by Queen B Creations

For the interior of the card I used the Merry Christmas sentiment in the center and snowflakes in the corners, all with Marina Mist ink.

I hope this card inspires you to get inky and head over to Pals Paper Arts to play along with our farewell sketch.

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