Facebook Friday- Follow Your Dreams, Tomorrow, 6:00 PM Central


Join us tomorrow evening for some dreamy cardmaking projects using the Follow Your Dreams Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

We will be gathering at 6:00 PM Central Time, 7:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Mountain, 4:00 Pacific.

Look forward to seeing you on FACEBOOK FRIDAY!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 6- Pocket Bac Gift Box


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We are halfway through the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this Pocket Bac Sanitizer Gift Box for Week 6.  

I thought that an alternative to something sweet might be nice this week and Bath and Body Works has these cute Pocket Bac sanitizers for Halloween and fall.

The Trick or Tweet stamp set has some really cute images.  This little mummy cat had not seen ink so he's the star of the show for this project.

Let's take a look at the video tutorial...

You can also see this video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  While you're there, be sure to subscribe so you won't miss any of my videos.

Need some supplies to create this project? Just click the links below!

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut at 2" x 11".  Score at 1/2", 1 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8 1/2". 
  • Do not fold and burnish on the 6 1/2" score line.
  • Die cut the smallest layering oval between the 1/2" score and 1 1/2" score.
  • Stamp splatter from Spooky Sweets over cardstock in Cajun Craze.

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If you're looking for an alternative to candy for a Halloween treat then this project for Week 6 is a great idea...give it a try!

Cardmaking 101- Best White Cardstock for Cardmaking

Today's Cardmaking 101 video has some information on white cardstock that will be helpful for beginning cardmakers.  In my opinion, Stampin' Up! cardstock is second to none.  If you are just starting out or thinking about cardmaking, watch the short video below.

You can also find this video on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!


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Of the two, the first pictured here is my favorite.  I love the super smooth feel and it's perfect for stamping and coloring with Stampin' Blends, our alcohol markers.  If you haven't tried it, please do!

September Specials and Promotions:

Be sure to try our super smooth Whisper White cardstock for cardmaking...it's the best!


One of the Favorites from the Holiday Catalog

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Today's card project features one of the absolute favorites from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog, the Country Lane Suite.

The star is the beautiful stamp set, Country Home.  With beautiful images to color with Stampin' Blends to wonderful sentiments in gorgeous fonts, this set is extremely popular.  

One of the members of my Stars team, Catherine Stewart, sent me this beauty.  Here's a little step by step for the how-to...

  1. Cut the card base from Soft Suede.  Use the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the Big Shot to texture the card base front.
  2. Cut a 2" x 5 1/4" piece of the Galvanized Metallic Paper.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Tin Tyle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  3. Sponge over this piece with Blackberry Bliss Ink.
  4. Cut a 3" x 4" piece of Whisper White CS.  Tear all four edges as shown and sponge with Soft Suede Ink.
  5. Stamp image in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  6. Color image with Stampin' Blends.
  7. Cut a 2" x 3" piece of the Chicken Wire Elements and adhere behind the main image as shown.
  8. Tie a piece of 3/16" Braided Linen trim and tie in a bow around the lower part of the sponged galvanized piece.
  9. Glue this piece to left side of card front.
  10. Glue main image with Chicken Wire to card front as shown.

Here are the supplies used to make the card.

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Thanks for checking in for this cardmaking project with a favorite from the Holiday Catalog, Country Home.  Keep tuning in for more projects that will hopefully inspire you to get crafting for all the fun occasions and holidays coming up.  You'll also receive exclusive project ideas in my emails. Not on my email list?  Sign up HERE today!

Cauldron Bubble Projects and A Chance to Win!

Fblive-halloween-cardLast night on Facebook Live, we made these three projects using the Cauldron Bubble Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.   This first projet is a cute card with the main image colored with Stampin' Blends, our alcohol markers.

Fblive-halloween-bannerThe second project is this easy Halloween banner for your home or party decór.  The Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper is the star here.

Fblive-halloween-treat=boxWe closed out the session with this easy treat box made with products from this same designer paper.  Need treats for your child's class or for your grandchildren?  This is it!

Here are the supplies used for these projects...

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You can see the original video on Facebook HERE!

Go here to download the Ink and Inspirations Project Sheet with project details.

Leave a comment below for a chance for a prize from a random drawing!

Thanks for tuning in for the details on these projects made with the Cauldron Bubble Bundle!

Facebook Friday- Bubble, Bubble, Toil & Trouble, 6:00 PM Central

Fb91418.facebook-longJoin us this evening for some fun Halloween projects using the Cauldron Bubble Bundle from the Stampin' Up!

We will be gathering a little earlier... at 6:00 PM Central Time, 7:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Mountain, 4:00 Pacific.

Look forward to seeing you on FACEBOOK FRIDAY!  Have a great day! ---Lisa

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12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 5- Easy Treat Pouch

12wkshw.blog-post-imageThe Week 5 Halloween project is an easy treat pouch that I have made many times for different occasions.  Its simple c0nstruction makes it a favorite for reproducing many treats!

Another recent project uses this same base with a different orientation...check it out!

Here's the Week 5 Halloween project...

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Let's take a look at the how-to video tutorial...


You can also see this video tutorial on YouTube!  Be sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there!

Want to make this project? Here's what you'll need...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 4" x 6".
  • Score with 4" side at the top at 1/2".
  • Turn and put the 6" side at top and score at 1 1/2" and 4 1/4".
  • See video for ribbon treatment. 


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Thank you for joining us for Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and, please share on Facebook with your friends!

Changing the Background of Designer Series Paper


Here's a tip that will help you easily change the white or light neutral background color of designer paper. 

When creating a Halloween project, I wanted the background color of this paper from the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper collection.  The Whisper White background just wasn't the right touch for the idea in my head.  A nifty little tool came "to the rescue".

Let's take a look at the video tutorial...



You can also take a look at today's video tutorial on YouTube HERE.  Be sure to subscribe!

Here's the final project...

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Here are the Stampin' Up! products used to create this project...


September Specials and Promotions:

Thank you for tuning in for today's tip video on changing the color of backgrounds of designer paper...give it a try!

Last Day for this Spooky Fun Kit!

08.07.18_PP_SHAREABLE_NEW_SPOOKYToday is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get this spooky-cute kit delivered to your door by the end of this month! 

I am so excited about it that ordered an additional kit to be delivered to our cabin in Missouri!  

Interested? Here's how you can get it now:

Paper Pumpkin is a subscription-based, all-inclusive kit delivered to your door each month.  I particularly enjoy the kits for the fall and holiday season.

Subscribe NOW and don't miss out on this upcoming kit! Today (September  1oth!) is the last day!



Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Share- Round 2!


New Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper (DSP) Share includes:

84 Pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper from 7 new collections from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Cost: $26 plus $6.50 Priority Shipping

84- 6" x 6" sheets include:

All Is Bright DSP- 12 sheets

Festive Farmhouse DSP- 12 sheets

Santa's Workshop Specialty DSP - 12 sheets

Joyeous Noel Specialty DSP - 12 Sheets

Frosted Floral Specialty DSP - 12 sheets

Country Lane DSP - 12 sheets

Toil & Trouble DSP - 12 sheets

Here's How to Reserve the New Catalog Paper Share:

Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping address and phone number
  • Email that you use for PayPal
  • Please put Holiday Paper Share in the subject line

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link for payment by September 30th or when I have 4 who sign up for the share.

Deadline to reserve and pay is September 30, 2018.

Paper Share Schedule:

  • Round 2! September 30th- Email requesting payment will be sent as each group of 4 is filled.
  • Order will be placed for those who have paid.  If I am waiting for a group of 4 to fill, I will let you know via email. (Please check your spam folder for emails...just in case!)
  • ***Important: If any of the paper is on backorder, this could delay shipping.  I will let you know via email if that happens.
  •  If there are no backorders, we will cut, sort, and package and ship to you via flat rate Priority Mail.  I will email you when your share has shipped.


  • $26  for 84 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $6.50 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking.
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown. (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Questions?  Please contact me... lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Paper shares are a great way to sample the new designer papers so you can decide on your favorites to purchase from the new catalog!

Email me today to reserve your designer series paper share! 

12 Weeks of Halloween 2018 Week 4- Candy Box


It's time for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween with this cute candy box featuring the Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper.

This one is sized for a specific candy bar but other candies will fit just right, too!

Images © 2018 Stampin' Up!®


Let's take a look at the video tutorial for putting this project together...




You can also see this Halloween project video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.  Be sure to subscribe while you're there!

Here are the supplies used for today's project...

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 ***The Black Metallic Thread in the video is no longer available. Substitute a thin strand of Basic Black Twine.


Images © 2018 Stampin' Up!®

Lisa's Inklings:


  • Cut the box base to 3 3/4" x 8 3/4".
  • Score with the 3 3/4" side at the top: 1/2", 3 1/4"
  • Score with the 8 3/4" at the top: 4 1/8", 5 1/8"
  • Cut the cardstock layer at 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Cut the DSP layer to 2 1/4" x 3 1/2".
  • Cut ribbon to 12".

 September Specials and Promotions:

Thank you for joining me for Week 4 of the 12 Weeks of Halloween and I hope you'll try this candy box for a Halloween treat!

Redeeming Bonus Days Coupons


Happy Tuesday! It's  September and time to redeem your Bonus Days Coupon Code from Stampin' Up!  With the Holiday Catalog going LIVE tomorrow, I thought some information on redeeming those codes would be helpful since I know you can't wait to get your hands on some of those fabulous products.

Here's a short video recording with the process of redeeming those codes.

You can see this video on my YouTube channel HERE.

Place your order here and redeem those bonus coupon codes!  Use Host Code S3U3Y3P6 when placing your order and receive a gift from me.  If your order is $150 or over, please do not use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for free product from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift from me!

Hope this video on redeeming your Bonus Days Coupon Codes was helpful and I'll see you soon with fun project!


Talking About Work on Labor Day


We are celebrating Labor Day in the U.S. today and I wanted to talk to you a bit about my "work".

Imagine this.  You have a hobby that you love and you decide that you are going to take the leap into making it a business.  Your goal is to make enough money to cover the cost of your "supplies".  So, you share with your friends and family by showing them how much fun it is to play with stamps, ink, and paper.  They love it and tell their friends and so it begins.

Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  It's fun sharing something that I love to do and watch others experience the joy of stamping and paper crafting.   The best part?  The friendships and relationships that have come from being part of Stampin' Up! and through consistency and hard work, I have accomplished and achieved goals that I never imagined that I would. 

Most importantly, this is a business that be "worked" according to what is best for you.  Work 1 hour a week or 60 hours a week...it's totally up to each demonstrator. 

What does it take to become a demonstrator? The Starter Kit is $99 for $125 worth of current product of YOUR choice!  PLUS, you get some business supplies to start your business...catalogs, order forms, etc!

I would LOVE to have you as member of my Stars team!  Questions?  Email me or give me a call if you'd like to know more.  Or, if you are ready to sign up, CLICK HERE!




Psst...Last Day!

Today is the last day to order the beautiful Blended Seasons Bundle!
The limited time bundle has been very popular!
The stamp set is gorgeous but the star and favorite are the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies. 
You have a few hours left to get this bundle! (And, it's only available WHILE SUPPLIES last---so don't delay!)
P.S.  Today is also the last day to earn BONUS DAYS COUPONS that you can use on a Stampin' Up! Order is September!  Earn a $5 coupon code for each $50 in product purchase on your order.  Stampin' Up! will email your code(s) so check for that and keep those codes in a safe place!
Have a great day!---Lisa