Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Make a Masculine Valentine Card

Masculine-valentine-card-makeover-1Today's makeover is a Valentine card with a masculine feel in some of our beautiful Stampin' Up! Neutrals.  The Sealed with Love stamp set provides the sentiment with copper embossing.

In card making, neutral colors can always deliver beautiful masculine cards with an elegant style.  Take a look at this way-back-when video that inspired this card.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The wrapped Burlap Ribbon  on the makeover provides a good alternative for easy mailing.
  • An Embossing Buddy was brushed over the Basic Black card stock before embossing.
  • The Burlap Ribbon was cut just long enough to wrap around the sides of the Basic Black card stock and secured with Glue Dots.
  • Stampin' Up! no longer carries the Craft and Paper Scissors.  Still a good idea to dedicate some scissors for exclusively cutting ribbon/fabric.

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Here is the shopping list for today's makeover.  Simply click the pics to shop the Online Store any time!
Host Code for January: BY4VY3MJ

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Thanks for stopping by today for our makeover masculine Valentine card and be sure to stay tuned for birthday version of this card coming later this week!


Any Occasion Mini Banners for Your Cardmaking

Free-stamp-set-with-order-any-occasion143348Banners are always in style and a cute way to wish someone a happy birthday, congrats, or thanks. The Any Occasion Stamp Set can do more than that with its photopolymer versatility.  And, you can earn this set for FREE through March 31, 2017 with your qualifying order of $50 or more before shipping and tax. In fact, you can earn a FREE item from our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product on a single order with EVERY order you place through March 31st!  How awesome is that???

Check out this video for some great ideas!  You're going to love what you can do with this set, you're definitely going to have to have it after you see what you can do with it!

Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • And...

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

Add some cute banners to your cardmaking with this Any Occasion Sale-A-Bration set that you can earn as a FREE set from Stampin' Up!

 


A Big On Birthday Card

Big-on-birthdays-card Today's project is this Big On Birthday card made with the set of the same name from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  I love the big, bold sentiments in this set.  Makes for an easy assembly for a birthday card for anyone!

With the issues that I'm having with my iPhone, I am still unable to record videos and upload to You Tube.  However, I was able to go LIVE on my Facebook group this afternoon with a how-to video for this card. 

Here are the details for today's card with product listing below.

  • Base is Pacific Point card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.
  • Party Animal Designer Series Paper cut at 4 x 4 1/4.
  • Whisper White for stamping- 1 3/4 x 3 3/4.
  • Tangerine Tango Card stock- 2 1/4 x 4.

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Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • And...

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

We always need birthday cards, right?  Try the Big On Birthdays set from Stampin' Up! to create a stack to keep on hand...see you in the next post!


Make A Sweet Valentine Card

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Today's project is a sweet Valentine card made with the products from the Sending Love Suite from Stampin' Up!  The combination of the stamp set and the Love Notes Framelits allow for so many possibilities when making Valentines or love notes for any time of year!

Here's a video tutorial with the how-to:

This is just one of the many options you have when creating with this suite.  Visit the online store to see these Occasions Catalog products that coordinate beautifully!

->Current Host Code: BY4VY3MJ

* Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

 Thanks for checking in for today's Valentine card idea! 


Tuesday Tip Worth Repeating... The Difference Between Clear Mount and Photopolymer Stamps

Sometimes the difference is not clear...clear mount stamps are not clear ( photopolymer) stamps. 

It can be confusing!  Clear mount refers to our Stampin' Up! red rubber stamps that need to be mounted on our clear blocks for stamping. 

Hopefully, this video from the past will clear things up! 

 

Our Photopolmer stamps are now available in our catalogs. Click the link on the right to view our current issues.

Please share this video to help others understand the difference between Stampin' Up! Clear Mount and Photopolymer Stamps. 


Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2017

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I'm on the road traveling (driving) today but wanted to remind you about my Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2017.  Here are the details:

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Earn your spot at the

  Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

Attendee Only Specials

Make and Takes

Gifts

“Door” prizes

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

  Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket:

  Get 2 FREE stamp sets (any price) in addition to your Starter Kit!

  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 4- March 31, 2017) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com!

This online Facebook event will held in late April.
Date and Time to be announced.

  If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes and video tutorial as well as the “Pillow” gifts.

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

  Questions? Email me or call 409-719-2853.


Making a Comeback...Stitched Shapes!

Stitched-shapes-framelits-145372The new Stitched Shapes Framelits are due back again on Monday, January 16th, 2017!  These trendy shapes add such a special touch to your handmade projects and I am so excited that these will be available again.  So many of you have been patiently waiting!

In case that you missed all the excitement the first go 'round, here are the details.

Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. There is no actual stitching involved yet these framelits give  the faux stitched look to your projects.   These framelits are an early release of the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and were so popular during the initial release in November 2016.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Stitched Shapes Framelits...

Keep your projects in stitches with the new Stitched Shapes Framelits from Stampin' Up!  Use Hostess Code BY4VY3MJ when placing your online order and receive a a little gift from me!


Questions About Being A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

Bo-talkaboutit.blog-post-imageThere are often many questions about what is involved in being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so let's talk about a few.

 

  • How much does it cost to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?
    The Starter Kit is $99 plus your applicable sales tax... shipping is free.


  • What do you get in the Starter Kit?
    Included in the Starter Kit are Stampin' Up! products of your choosing totaling up to $125.  During Sale-A-Bration 2017, you get to choose an additional two stamp sets of any price to add to your kit! (Kits and Bundles not included in the two extra choice options...any stamp sets are!)
    The kit also includes a business supply pack with order forms, catalogs, etc.

  •  How much do you have to sell to be a demonstrator?
    Good question!  Minimum sales requirement is $300 a quarter.  The $300 includes what you purchase for yourself plus what others purchase from you. This can included product you purchase for yourself, for others as gifts, Paper Pumpkin subscriptions...anything but business supplies like order forms, catalogs, etc.  For your first $300, you have until the end of the following quarter from when you sign up.
  • Is there any penalty if you choose not to continue?
    Not at all!
  • Can you make money as a Demonstrator? Of course!  How much you make depends on the amount of time you spend "working" it. Make enough to cover the cost of your supplies, pay a car note, make it full time, or anywhere in between...it's totally up to you!  You earn a commission for sales (which increases as sales increase), earn from volume rebates, and downline performance.  You can also hold classes and charge a fee or sell finished projects following the easy and fair guidelines in the demonstrator manual. 
    You can also earn Flex Points that you can redeem for product and supplies or the BIG incentive trip which include places like the Meditteranean, Thailand, and Alaskan Cruise!
  • What if I'm a beginning stamper and don't know everything about stamping and paper crafting?

    First of all, no one knows EVERYTHING...we all start somewhere!  I had been stamping for a few weeks when I signed up. True story!

 I would love to have you join my Ink and Inspirations Stars Team...a great group from across the country!  You would receive support for me via email, phone, and a private Facebook group!  And,with my support as your Team Leader, the awesome Stampin' Up! Demonstrator site, Stampin' Connection (a demo only forum with questions, answers, and ideas, and a great resource in Demonstrator Only Facebook Group!  You will have access to ideas, help, and inspiration from some awesome resources!

So, if you are ready and want to know "where do I sign up?", it's easy and online right here!

If you have questions, just email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com or call me at 409-719-2853.  I'd love to chat and answer your questions.  No pressure...the decision is yours! 

 

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Calling All Kit Lovers!

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Card kits are always a great option whether you are a new crafter or just love using elements from kits to come up with creative projects of your own!  The Pretty Pocket Card Kit for a fun and easy crafting experience and you can earn it for FREE during Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration!
With each order of $50, you can earn a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration choices through March 31st!  This kit is just one of the options and would be perfect to put together for a gift for someone.

Here's a video from the Stampin' Up! Home Office to tell you more about this kit...

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS:

 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 
  • January Thank You Gifts!

If you love the ease of a kit for those times you need some quick cards, be sure to choose this Pretty Pocket Card Kit as one of your FREE choices with your $50 qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration!


Tuesday Tip- Stretch Those Lace Doilies!

Tip-chalkboard.facebook-postToday's tip is one you'll love when using the new Lace Doilies from Stampin' Up!  Make the most of these cute embellishments with a punch!

Check out the quick video below.

Like this idea?  Give it a try!

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS:

  • Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
  • See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.
  • Join my team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars, during Sale-A-Bration and receive $125 worth of product plus two extra stamp sets for $99. 

Thanks for tuning in for today's tip and I'll see you again soon!


January 2017 Thank You Gift

IMG_3827On this Monday evening, I'm sharing my January 2017  Thank You Gift instead of a Makeover Monday.  If you've been following me on the blog or in my Facebook group, you know that there have been serious issues with my iPhone and now my computer!  As I type this post, I'm not sure if and when the computer will go "black" on me again.

Back to the project...This cute little 2017 Calendar is what I am sending as a thank you with your online order during the month of January. Please use Host Code: BY4VY3MJ. 

This little calendar is easy to recreate and you can embellish however you wish. 

  • Cut cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and score at 3", 6", 7", and 8" on long side.
  • Assemble with the 1/2" fold with Tear & Tap attached to opposite end. 
  • The 7" score should be a mountain fold to form a tent to all the calendar to stand.
  • Embellish the front as desired. 

Here are the supplies used; simply click the links to shop!

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Specials and Promotions:

Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive one of these calendars from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

Jan-showcaseWith your purchase of $50 or more during the month of January, you will also receive access to the Sealed with Love Showcase Videos pictured in the sneak peek above.

Thanks for tuning in for today's project and I hope to see you again soon!

 


Playing Catch Up, iPhone Problems, and Sharing a Cute Handmade Card!

Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-2Today's project is a super cute card and video tutorial created with Hey, Chick from Stampin' Up! that you can earn for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

But, first...a little about why I've been absent a few days.  Along with having the blessing of our daughter and grandbaby here for a week, I've managed to have the worst sinus headache that I've had in YEARS!  It has knocked me down!  I am much better today so I wanted to share one of the many projects that are sitting in my craft room waiting to be shared! 

One more thing...my iPhone has about topped out on space....How does that happen??? I have 55 GB and have deleted almost EVERYTHING from my phone! This really upsets me...my phone is less than a year old. :( If you have any ideas, please let me know!  I use my phone to record my videos and I barely have room to record a 5 minute video!

OK...enough of the rant!

Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-1Isn't Miss Chick adorable?  This set is so much fun!  In fact, all of the Sale-A-Bration sets that you can earn for FREE are amazing!  That's right...it's Sale-A-Bration and you can earn any item from the special Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax.

Here's the video for today's project...

Here's the list of projects for today's card.  Simply click the links to go to my online store.

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Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
Place an online order with me using the Host Code and receive a gift from me.  Please do not use the Host Code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! on your order and I will still send your gift!
Stampin-up-free-stamps-hey-chick-3Here's the inside of the card!  Also stamped like this on the front of the envelope!
Thanks for checking in for today's Sale-A-Bration card and video tutorial.  Hope to see you again soon!
 

Tuesday Tip- Storing Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor-pencils141709You are going to love the new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and today's tip is an idea for a great storage solution.

Take a look at today's Tuesday Tip video!

The new Stampin Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration start tomorrow and you'll be able to purchase these new Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils!  

 
Sale-A-Bration---> January 4- March 31, 2017
With each $50 in product purchase on a single order, choose a FREE special Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure!  With each and every order you place during the Sale-A-Bration period, you can earn FREE goodies with each $50 in product purchase before tax and shipping.
 
See the new Occasions Catalog HERE.
 
 
  • Use the Host Code  BY4VY3MJ with your online order and receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! with your order and I'll still send your gift.

Hope you enjoyed today's tip and I'll see you in the next post!


Makeover Monday Video Tutorial- Valentine Card with New Sealed with Love Bundle

Sending-love-valentine-card-1Let's start off 2017 with a Valentine Card using the new Sealed with Love Bundle coming soon in the new Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!

This suite of products is beautiful!  You'll love using for Valentines and many projects!

This is a simply styled card inspired by the video below. Let's take a look!

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The strips of designer paper were centered on today's makeover.
  • The lovely lacy doily is from a new collection in the Occasions Catalog...you're going to love these!
  • The Real Red  scalloped circle is purposely off centered behind the sentiment for a trendy look!

Sending-love-valentine-card-2Stay tuned for more fun projects this week with the latest and greatest from Stampin' Up! and more with the Sealed with Love Bundle!  See you next time!


Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Kick Off Party!

Occ17_p54aIt's almost time for the launch of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalog  and we will be having a party to kick it off tonight here on Facebook LIVE at 8:00 PM Central Time!

Join in for fun crafting chat, project demonstrations, and all the details about this biggest event of the year for all of us who love Stampin' Up! products!

Find our free private Facebook group, Ink and Inspirations Stampers, HERE. Request membership, then I'll invite you to the event.  Don't worry if you can't join us this evening.  Accept the invitation to the event, and you can view the videos and information at your convenience. 

NEW for 2017! January Showcase Bundle- Sending Love

January-shcase-bundle-peekThe January Showcase Bundle is the Sending Love Bundle from p.14 of the Occasions Catalog.  This bundle includes the Sealed with Love Photopolymer stamp set and Love Notes Framelits Dies bundled together for a 10% discount! (Item #144705).  Purchase this bundle from me, Lisa Brown, and receive the exclusive project video tutorials for the projects seen in the sneak peek photo above using the stamp sets and framelits in this bundle.  Add the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack (#142733), any of the coordinating embellishments, or add your choice of product to total $50 before shipping and tax and choose a Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!

 

Available beginning January 4, 2017!

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Join our private group now--it's FREE, and I'll see you tonight for the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalog Kickoff party!