It’s been a WILD week here with Hurricane Irma.  And, can I just tell you how amazingly BLESSED we are?!  We lost power for only 22 hours and we sustained NO DAMAGE!  Bob the Builder has been busy cleaning up the debris while I returned everything to it’s rightful place in our home.

Building for Hurricane Irma 9/11/17

The hurricane’s track veered east placing us in direct line of the eye.  We made a decision to board up as many windows as we could. Finding plywood was impossible.  Even sheet metal, fence sections – anything that would work, was non-existent.  Oh, but that didn’t stop Bob the Builder!  He got creative and he purchased fencing stakes.

Building window protection for Hurricane Irma 9/11/17

We were only able to get 30 stakes but they proved enough. We worked for three hours to create three barriers for two of our largest windows and one for my stamp room.

Gina drilling screws into window barriers. Hurricane Irma 9/11/17

We have a 30′ oak tree that stands outside the window of my stamp room (far left window) and worried it wouldn’t remain standing through the storm. But that might oak never waivered!

Hurricane wood shutters we made. Hurricane Irma 9/11/17.

We have neighbors, friends and fellow Floridians that weren’t as fortunate.  As a Stampin’ Up! family, we invite you to help us give to those who are now trying to rebuild their lives. From now until the end of October, Stampin’ Up! will match donations made to the American Red Cross, dollar-for-dollar, for up to $50,000. Please click here to donate.

Donations to the Red Cross c/o Stampin' Up! will be matched for every dollar up to $50,000 for hurricane relief.

Have you ordered your September Studio Stamps in the Mail (SSITM)? Ordering ends on Sunday, September 17th and you won’t want to miss this month’s edition.

Stamp from home with Studio Stamps in the Mail - precut supplies, video and PDF tutorial

September includes the Painted Harvest stamp set and the coordinating Leaf Punch plus free pre-cut supplies to make 8 cards, free envelopes and accessories.  My video and PDF tutorial make it easy for you to stamp right along with me from home.  Everything is shipped Priority Mail right to your home (postage is included!) plus you’ll receive September’s Live with Lisa as an added bonus.

See the products and the cards included in a short introduction video HERE.Stamp with me from home! September's Studio Stamps in the Mail includes the Painted Harvest stamp set and the Leaf Punch to create this beautiful fall cards. Orders accepted through September 17th.

Are you a cat lover?  Even if you aren’t the new Holiday Catalog Cat Punch will steal your heart. I love the detail in this punch from the pointed ears straight down to the curly tail.  And, did you know that this punch fits the printed images in the Spooky Night Designer Paper?

Life-like whiskers and a rhinestone collar on a black cat - perfect for Halloween. Stampin' Up!'s Spooky Cat and Cat Punch.

I used the 2″ Circle Punch to create a spot to house this black cat.  I added a strand of rhinestones to her neck and created the whiskers using Silver Metallic Thread.

Silver Metallic Thread make up the whiskers on this black cat. A rhinestone collar adds a little bling. Stampin' Up!'s Spooky Cat & Cat Punch.

The Halloween greeting is from the Spooky Cat stamp set which is offered as a bundle with the Cat Punch. Bundles save you 10% and include both products.

With a simple change of designer paper and the greeting this card could easily be used for any occasion.

A beautiful black cat silhouette with a rhinestone collar and life-like threaded whiskers. Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!.

Mark your calendar for tomorrow, Thursday, September 14th, 8PM EST – 5PM PST – 6PM MST – 7PM CST.  I’ll be LIVE on my Facebook page HERE with a live demonstration and interactive fun. This is a FREE event so plan to join me!

Facebook live free event, paper crafting demonstration, interactive fun. Join us!


We are excited to host our FIRST in-person event on Saturday, August 13 in Trinity, FL! This event is open to anyone – we just hope you love to stamp.

Space is limited so don’t wait – purchase your tickets today!


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