Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Stamper's Showcase!

I just LOVE sharing when I get a card on the Stamper's Showcase. This is a card I made for my Go-Divas swap at Convention. Thanks for sharing my excitement!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Stampin' Up Items for Sale!!!

Don't forget to click on the "For Sale" sign on the right hand side of my blog! There's a complete list of items that I have for sale!

***This post will remain at the top until Sept. 29.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today my parents are celebrating 49 years together! It's fun to think of it as I've gotten to spend (almost) 38 of those years with them! We haven't gone to visit them this summer as we're going in October (combining my LEA teacher time with a couple of personal days.) We're really looking forward to seeing them and spending some time together!

Here's the card that we sent:

The layout is copied but I chose my own colors. I am so sorry that I didn't write down who I "borrowed" the ideas from....

Happy Saturday. We're off for our walk, then to clean and then this afternoon, going to a birthday celebration for a lady that is turning 80 on Monday. She and I share a birthday and have (since I've known her) loved sharing it and wishing each other birthday greetings!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Blogger's Challenge/Heart to Heart

I am using my blogger's challenge this week as a way to reach out to an Alzheimer's caregiver. Carolyn King issued a challenge for anyone to send a note of support with a homemade card to someone who is caring for an Alzheimer's patient. I thought of my friend and one of my teaching mentors from my first years of teaching so this card is for her husband and her family. She doesn't know who I am anymore but I won't forget what she taught me!

Carolyn is offering some AWESOME blog candy to motivate people to thank the caregivers. I should be doing it on my own and much more often!

Our challenge was to make a Warhol style card. These cards challenge me by having to measure and cut precisely! I have a hard time figuring out the measurements but I did it! (BTW, each section is 1 7/8" by 1 5/8", then layered onto a 5 1/2" by 4" layer and then onto a standard quarter fold card!)

Thanks for looking and see what Pop-Art has influenced our group this week!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Crookston, Minnesota Police Need Nationwide Help!

I know that the chances are slim to none that the witness that they are looking for will ever read this post but just in case, I'm still going to post it!


The Crookston (Minnesota) Police Department is asking the public's assistance in identifying a possible witness of a September 12th semi-pedestrian fatal accident.
Police were notified that a man in a pickup truck told bystanders at the crash scene that he witnessed the accident. He did not leave a name or contact information. Police were told the man said he was driving from Ohio to Montana.
Around 9:20 a.m. at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Robert Street in Crookston, a semi tractor was west bound on Robert Street (U.S. Highway 2) and was making a right hand turn from Robert Street onto Broadway Avenue when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing Broadway, west bound in the crosswalk. The pedestrian was Ramona Unke of Crookston, who died at the scene.
Anyone with any information about this witness or any other witnesses who saw the crash occur is asked to contact the Crookston Police Department at 218-281-3111.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #65: Watercoloring!

Good day! Don't you just love this image from Under the Stars? I do!!! I did this one for a workshop a little earlier but since I haven't shared and that it's got watercoloring, I thought it was time to be seen!

I used the Marker Watercolor tech to complete this card. Of course, you can find this tech at Technique Junkies! Or, have a workshop or get together with me and I'll show you!

It's been a long week so I'm keeping it short. My church and community had a tragic loss this week with the death of an active member. Please keep her four children and her husband in your prayers. And, always tell the ones that you love that you love them!

Stamps sets: Under the Stars, Fundamental Phrases
Cardstock/Ink: Chocolate chip, Close to cocoa, naturals ivory
Other: Aquapainter, Scallop punch, stampin dimensionals, stampin sponges, various SU markers

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday to Steve!!!!

Happy Birthday to my dear husband Steve! I broke the rules here and used some retired embossing powder in copper to create the buckle. Everything else is current. He loves western things (even though he was born and raised in Green Bay, WI.) He's a cowboy on the inside. Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #64: Designer Series Paper

Our challenge this week was to incorporate or base our card on Designer Series Paper. I just LOVE this Hawaii Papaya paper. As soon as I laid eyes on it, I knew I would buy it! The colors in this paper collection are Tangerine Tango, Chocolate Chip, and Kiwi Kiss.

I am also participating in a weekly challenge for my SSUS group (Sensational Stampin' Up! Stampers!) which also required DSP but also using a fancy fold and recent stamp sets. I've got it all here and then some...BUT if you are assigned to be my partner for SSUS, hide your eyes to keep the surprise cause this is your card!!!

The technique Flip, Flap, Fold was an online bonus technique for Technique Junkies. I only had done this type of card once before and knew I had another one!

The word FRIEND is from a hostess set called Punches Three. Of course, you notice my use of the Big Shot! I LOVE IT!!!! Click HERE to see the special that I am offering for the Big Shot. (This offer is not available through online shopping.) I used Styled Silver Hodgepodge hardware to finish the look.

Thanks for taking time to look and be sure to go and see what the other members were up to with this awesome challenge!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Color Inspiration #22

It's that time of the week when I participate in Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration. I just got my preorder from SU's Holiday Mini so of course, I had to use one of the new sets from that!

Here's the color inspiration:

And here's my contribution with the new set Season of Friendship. Isn't it a fun one? This is going to be a thank you for a wonderful gal who buys school supplies for my classroom each year! The Bravo Burgundy has that brown undertone so I thought it would make a perfect tree color and the rest came together rather quickly. I did use Baja Breeze in place of the Soft Sky. Thanks for looking!

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Season of Friendship
Cardstock: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Baja Breeze
Ribbon: Bravo Burgundy
Other: StampaMajig, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers

Tuesday, September 09, 2008


You can now place orders with me online through my Stampin' Up! website. Click on the picture of the catalog on the right side of my blog to take you to my Stampin' Up! website. Then click on the link Shop Now in the top, right hand corner.

Please note!!! The Big Shot special can be ordered online but you will NOT get the free die without contacting me! Please contact me BEFORE you take advantage of this special offer!!!!

Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Be a Big Shot! Big Shot Special from ME!!!

I want you to be a Big Shot! From now through September 29, order the Big Shot Special Edition Starter Kit from me, and I will give you FREE die of your choice valued up to $19.95! Along with this special, you will get a minimum of $20 in free hostess merchandise PLUS a Level One Hostess set!!! This is a special offer from me, not Stampin' Up!


Here's what you get in the Special Edition Starter Kit:

***Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
***Multipurpose Platform and Standard Cutting Pads
***2 Stampin' Up! Exclusive Bigz Dies (Scallop Envelope and Top Note)
***1 Stampin' Up! Exclusive Sizzlits 4-Pack Dies (Birds & Blooms)
***1 Stampin' Up! Exclusive Decorative Strip Die (Join in the Cheer)
***Decorative Strip Cutting Pads and Extended Spacer Platform

Contact me right away to place your orders!!!

bohler@gra.midco.net OR call me!!!

Friday, September 05, 2008

Look what's on its way....

ONLINE ORDERING is literally around the corner!!!! SU will be putting the final touches for online ordering on the demo's personal website and we're told it should be ready on Tuesday, September 9th in the evening!!! So feel free to stop by my SU website and shop in your jammies, or at the office or wherever you are online and see all of the fab products Stampin' Up offers!!!

Click here:

Lisa's SU Website! (www.lisabohler.stampinup.net)

I'll be adding a link to the side of the blog but remember, online shopping won't begin until Sept. 9th!!!

Blogger's Challenge #63: Color Challenge

Okay, this is one "outta sight, groovy..." card!

I was first inspired by trying out the Starburst Technique, a Technique Junkies Tech. I've shared before about the creative, awesome resource that the Technique Junkie team is! (And I'm not just saying that for the girls on that team who are also BC members!) Whenever I need a creative lift, I go to www.patstamps.com and check out one of the over 350 techs that Pat has shared over the years. I've been a subscriber since 2003, I think!

Anyway, I did a couple Starburst tech cards for a contest submission and then when I checked out the colors for this week, well, the combination of that and the tie dye thing was just fun! The tech calls to use a brayer and a spectrum pad. I used the reinkers and a baby wipe to make my own spectrum pad. The colors for the challenge were: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Pacific Point.

Thanks for looking and go see what my fellow bloggers came up with...AND...if you come up with your own card or project for this challenge, let me know! I would love to see it!

Card Recipe:
Stamp sets: Big Deal Alphabet, Contempo Alphabet
Stamp Pad: Basic Black
Ink Refills: Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, and Pacific Point
Cardstock: Glossy White, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Other: Styled Silver Hodgepodge Kit, Twill Ribbon, Post-It Notes, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL

Thursday, September 04, 2008