Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays, Everyone!


This is my favorite Holiday Card this year!

It's the Paper Pumpkin set from November 2016 and I added a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" Whisper White card
backing  to make the basic card size bigger than what was sent in the kit. I also did a little touch of Wink Of Stella glitter pen on the "snow" and on some of the rooftops. I really love love the way it reminds me of the cold winter nights that go along with the Holiday Season.  

From the Friedman Home to Yours, May your Days Be Merry & Bright! 


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Last Few Weeks of Winter Catalog

We are well into The Holiday Season! Our cards are hopefully addressed and in the mail.  Are you possibly thinking ahead to next year?  The Holiday Catalog is winding up by the 1st of January and many sets and products have been discounted


Shop My Website!

Available  Until January 1st



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hanukkah Blog Hop




I’m really excited to be participating in my very 1st Blog hop!  It’s all new to me so I hope I don’t mess up the sequence or the protocol.  

Since, Stampin' Up hasn't really produced a Hanukkah themed stamp set for several years, I had to use a retired set.  You can sometimes buy them on sites like Ebay. 

These are gift tags, one each night!  They each measure 3" x 3" and are attached to the gift by the cord.  I have to say creating these was a challenge.  I had to mask off the candles on this menorah stamp that weren't being used. I then stamped each card with Versamark and embossed them with Silver Embossing Powder. After embossing, I colored each candle using a blender pen and repeated the color sequence on each card.

Thank you so much for viewing my blog and I hope you will visit the other blogs of demonstrators who are participating. 
If you get lost along the way you can refer to this list of blog hop participants:
#1 Miriam Permut – http://myinkpad.com
#3 Lois Friedman – LuLusCraftystamping.blogspot.com  You are here!
#5 Debby Hoffman – http://debbyhoffman.wixsite.com/craftzone
#6 Yapha Mason – http://yaphamason.com/blog/2016/11/27/hanukkah-blog-hop/



Here are some other Hanukkah cards I created.  I added Swirly Scribbles die cuts to give some motion to the spinning dreidel and ovals as Hanukkah gelt (coins). These cards are available for sale for $4 each while supplies last..  You can contact me by commenting through this blog.



Hanukkah is a Jewish Holiday that celebrates a freedom fight that took place between a small band of Jews in the land known at the time as Judea or Israel and their Greek-Syrian occupiers, specifically King Antiochus who reigned between 222-186 BCE, who forbade Jews to practice their religion.  (one of many).  The name Hanukkah comes from a woman named Hannah who lost all her sons because they refused to bow to the tyrant king.  The Menorah or Hanukkiah is in commemoration of the miracle of the Eternal Lamp:  After all the sacred olive oil used to kindle the Eternal Lamp which is lit 24/7 in the temple was destroyed by soldiers, only a single bottle was found still unopened.  When the lamp was re-lit with the single bottle that was left, it is said that the flame lasted for the 8 days required to produce fresh oil, which was a miracle.  The special candelabra, called a Menorah or Hanukkiah is lit each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah to symbolize this.
Beginning in the late 1960’s, Hanukkah began to be associated with secular winter holidays, because of the time of year it occurs.  Consequently, a tradition of giving gifts has become very popular.

Friday, November 18, 2016





Snow Much FUN in such a cute little box! I always get so excited when my Paper Pumpkin kit comes every month. I know it's going to be really cute, appropriate for the season & lots of fun.  I can pack the box into my suitcase or carry on bag and work on it in the airport or on the plane if I'm traveling like I am right now.  It usually doesn't need scissors and everything I need is in the box (your 1st kit comes with an acrylic block to mount the clear photopolymer stamps on. You want it? You can get it right <<<<HERE>>>> month to month, quarter to quarter or year to year or send me a message to lfriedmancrafty@gmail.com and I will set it up for you. 




Snow Much FUN in such a cute little box! I always get so excited when my Paper Pumpkin kit comes every month. I know it's going to be really cute, appropriate for the season & lots of fun.  I can pack the box into my suitcase or carry on bag and work on it in the airport or on the plane if I'm traveling like I am right now.  It usually doesn't need scissors and everything I need is in the box (your 1st kit comes with an acrylic block to mount the clear photopolymer stamps on. You want it? You can get it right <<<<HERE>>>> month to month, quarter to quarter or year to year or send me a message to lfriedmancrafty@gmail.com and I will set it up for you. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Family Time!

     This weekend, I'm attending a big family event.  My cousin's triplets are 13 and it's what we call a B'nai Mitzvah. In a Bar Mitzvah, the boy of 13 is called to read from the Torah Scroll. If it is a girl, the ceremony is called a Bat Mitzvah. If there are more than one children participating in the ceremony, the term is called a B'nai Mitzvah. It's a tradition for the whole family to gather together this rite of passage into religious adulthood.  There's usually a big party and family gatherings all weekend long.  Along with the work of preparation for the religious service come a shower of gifts, money to add to the funds of a future education.  So, Ian, Isabella & Dean, a toast to your future successes!



Monday, November 7, 2016

Stitched from the Heart

Stitched From The Heart! 

If you love creating beautiful items for the winter holidays, this is the promotion for you!  25% off some beautiful favorites, that coordinate with our new Stitched Shapes Framelit Collection.  Check out the list of items that are included and some ideas that will get you through the Holidays and beyond. 




 



Sunday, October 9, 2016

Start With A Sheet Of Paper!



Only A Few More Days! 

 Start With A Sheet Of Paper

October 1 through 31st, you can buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! That’s great news since everyone can use more Designer Series Paper. This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual catalog and the recently released holiday catalog
 (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks). 


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Last Day to RSVP for Card in The Box Workshop!

If you are still interested in joining this fun workshop,
Today is the last day for RSVP so that I can have your kit ready to go for Saturday.
Please let me know!          

Party “Explosion” Card in a Box
Saturday September 10th,
1:00 – 4:00 pm
$10

I will serve light refreshments

You must RSVP to lfriedmancrafty@gmail.com and a $10 payment to my PayPal account to hold your spot.
Please see the cancellation policy page for my cancellation policies.


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Workshop Invitation: Party “Explosion” Card in a Box - Updated with Project Photo!


Party “Explosion” Card in a Box
Saturday September 10th,
1:00 – 4:00 pm
$10
I will serve light refreshments





 You’ve seen many versions of this card on my blog and on my Pinterest boards.  This card is so much fun to build!  The basic pattern can be adapted to any number of occasions. 

This particular configuration can be made to fit into Stampin’ Up’s
5 ¾ x 4 3/8” Envelopes.
Back of the Card
We will be making just 1 card, because of the steps involved.  I will provide a kit to each participant with materials (card stock, Designer Paper, Embellishments, etc), a list of supplies and tools and some instructions to create the box again on your own.
All materials & tools needed to make cards will be provided, using Stampin’ Up! Products and Accessories.
You must RSVP to lfriedmancrafty@gmail.com and a $10 payment to my PayPal account to hold your spot.
Please see the cancellation policy page for my cancellation policies.
Please no children.
www.LuLusCratyStamping@blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Double Z

This time I am showing a popular new card fold format, the Double Z.  The fold presents a type of pop-up with some embellishments. 



Pop of Paradise is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets this year from Stampin’ Up! I’m really enjoying the very cool ideas I can create and it’s especially appropriate for the ladies in my family.  Along with using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits as embellishments.  Here again is Pop Of Paradise with Pop Of Pink Designer Series Paper. 



Here is a cute one using a collar fold on the front and the Double Z format.  
I used the balloons in the middle to add
a festive look!














Another example is this card I made for my husband’s birthday. I used a set that was given as a free set during our Sale-A-Bration last February called the Sky’s the Limit.  I used a smaller width for the pop-up Z
Thank you for stopping by to visit.  Stop by again soon!

Love, LuLu