Hope to Go LIVE on Facebook Tonight!

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Happy Thursday and with this writing, I hope to go Live on Facebook tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (8:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM MT, 5:30 PT).  I have been fighting off a head cold but will do my best to go LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 7:30 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.  I'll be showing you some of the new ink pads that will be available when the new Stampin' Up! Catalog goes LIVE in June.

 Current Promotions:


My Getaway Giveaway!

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What do I mean by Getaway Giveaway?

As you are reading this, we are getting ready for a little time away.

First, we will go to Fort Worth to visit my daughter and her family and attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage. OnStage is a day long Stampin’ Up! Event for demonstrators/supporting demonstrators. As my spouse, Jackie is my supporting demonstrator and going with me. We are so excited to see some of our demo friends and the NEW catalog that will debut in June!

With that being the case, I thought we’d have a little fun with a giveaway for those of you in the U.S. I will be giving away several prizes with one being a Stamparatus!

Two ways to be entered to win:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post to get one entry. (No purchase necessary.)

2. Place an order HERE in my Online Store from Tuesday, April 3 - Monday, April 10th using Host Code REAQVYN3, and get another entry!

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

This offer and giveaway only good through Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Hope you will participate in my Getaway Giveaway...don't forget to leave a comment below!

UPDATE: See the winners of the Getaway Giveaway HERE!


Did You Reserve A Stamparatus in December?

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I'll be back later today with an easy fun fold technique video.  In the meantime, if you want to see some tips on using the Stamparatus get the information HERE.


Let's Talk About Lists

 

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Most of us are drawn to lists, right? 

Top Ten lists, lists of favorites, To Do lists, Wish Lists...the "list" goes on and on!

Well, here's another list that is near and dear to my heart:  the Ink and Inspirations Mailing List.

This list is composed of paper crafters from around the world that allow me to share my love of the craft with them via email. 

Are you on my list? If not, please sign up today!

Here are the facts:

  1. Sign up for ink and inspirations Mailing List and receive FREE gifts immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gifts? 
    How about an exclusive video tutorial and my favorite card sketch idea that makes assembling a card a breeze!
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our weekly email with exclusive paper crafting and cardmaking project ideas and tips.
  4. You will periodically receive BONUS video tutorials of special projects exclusively for mailing list subscribers.
  5. Receive first notice of specials and promotions!

Don't delay! 
Click the link below to sign up!

Sign Up for the Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Mailing List Now!


Live with Lisa on Facebook Tonight!

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (8:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM MT, 5:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 7:30 PM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

If you are unable to join us for the LIVE broadcast, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there immediately following.

Enjoy these specials when shopping with Lisa in March!

  • Sale-A-Bration-  New Product to earn for FREE Added Today! Click the image below to see the complete flyer! (Use the item# in the flyer below when selecting your FREE!)

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  • Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT! This special ends March 31st!

  • *HOST CODE: K2N7N94R  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from me in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax. You will earn Stampin' Rewards on your order from Stampin' Up! AND I will still send you a gift from me!

  • Become part of a special group in my Sale-A-Bration Celebration in April!
    There will be make and takes, door prizes, LIVE videos, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Hope to see you tonight for Live with Lisa on Facebook,7:30 PM Central...have a great day!


My Creative Journey

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Join me on a creative journey!
Sign up for my Ink and Inspirations Mailing List!

Why?
The members of my mailing list keep me on track: I know they are counting on me to provide great content and information regarding something they are passionate about.

My mailing list helps me see progress: As my list grows, it is an indicator that I am reaching more and more about a craft that I love and want to share with everyone.

My mailing list holds me accountable: I know that I must keep up with the latest trends and creative ideas because you are counting on me to do so.

Sign up now and don't miss out on anymore exclusive content and ideas that, I hope, will inspire you in your rubber stamping and paper crafting. I am passionate about what I do and I look forward to sharing it with you.


Super Easy Valentine Wrap with Sure Do Love You

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This is a really cute yet super easy Valentine treat wrap. It’s great for last minute crafting for Valentines Day. It’s just the right size for a Ghirardelli Chocolate Square but other wrapped candied will fit, too.

Stamps:
Sure Do Love You Bundle (wood-145965, clear-145966)

Paper:
Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (145580): 2 1/2” x 6”. Scored at 3”.
Whisper White (100730): 3” x 3” for stamping and die cutting.

Ink:
Melon Mambo (126948)

Accessories:
Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)
Paper Snips (103579)
Big Shot (143263)
Metallic Foil Doilies (138392)
SNAIL(104332)
Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon (144151)
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Instructions:
Cut and score designer series paper.
Fold on score line and insert candy.
Cut about 10” of ribbon and wrap over folded piece.
Staple lower center of open edge through the ribbon to hold candy inside and ribbon in place.
Stamp and die cut sentiment in Melon Mambo.
Adhere Metallic Foil Doily to front upper left.
Adhere heart over doily as shown.

Here are the products used in today's project. Currrent Host Code: ZEY4Z4SQ

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Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price!  I would love to have you on our team!

One More Card

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On this Monday evening, I had to share this one last card that I made for my mom.  If you follow me on social media, you know that my sweet Mom passed away, unexpectedly, a week ago Sunday.  She and my dad had been living with us since the flood waters of Harvey destroyed the interior of their home.  They were a few weeks away from being able to return home.  This displacement was hard on both of them.  We find comfort in knowing she did not suffer but we miss her so much.  Thank you to all of you who have sent beautiful cards expressing words of comfort and peace.

I know she would love this card. She was always so supportive of everything we did.  

I am easing myself back into creating and work. She would want me to jump back in full force and share with you my "beautiful cards". 

Thank you so much for your understanding and continued support.  See you in tomorrow's post. ---Lisa


My Favorite Brusho Technique for Handmade Cards

Stampin-uo-brusho-card-1Today's tip is how to do my favorite Brusho technique...what I call Stained Glass with Brusho.

The card pictured here uses the butterfly element that I created in today's video.  If you haven't discovered or tried Brusho, I am hoping that it inspires you to give it a go!

Let's take a look at today's tip video with this wonderful art medium now being offered by Stampin' Up!

CLICK HERE to see this Brusho technique video on You Tube.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Use an Aqua Painter and Watercolor Paper for this technique.
  • Let the water pool on the paper for this effect.
  • Once you have finished apply the Brusho Crystal Colour to the water, let it dry on its own without using the Heat Tool.

Here are the supplies used for today's technique and card.  Just click the photo link to shop.  Thank you!

Product List

Promotions and Specials:

  • Sale-A-Bration- Earn free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase on a single order. No LIMIT!
  • *HOST CODE: HRKGYYK7  Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store and receive a gift from Lisa in the mail.  Please do not use the code if your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax.
  • Ink and Inspirations Stars - Become part of my Stars team and the Stampin' Up! family! The Starter Kit is only $99 for $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product of your choice PLUS two extra stamp sets of your choice...any price! 

Stampin-up-brusho-card-2Get some beautiful Brusho and try my favorite technique on your handmade cards!


Live with Lisa on Facebook

 

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time.  I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations business page.

You can click here to go to the page now.  If you do not see the Live Stream at 7:30 PM Central Time, please wait a couple of minutes and try refreshing your screen.

I will be demonstrating and showing you some projects I made with the Brusho Color Crystals.  Can't wait to share with all of you!

Here are some of the products that I will be using this evening...

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See you tonight at 7:30 PM, Central Time, HERE on Facebook.


Are You On the List?

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Lists are great. Lists keep me on track, indicate progress, and hold me accountable. My most important list has your name on it...and, if it doesn't, I'd like to invite you to join.

The members of my mailing list keep me on track: I know they are counting on me to provide great content and information regarding something they are passionate about.

My mailing list helps me see progress: As my list grows, it is an indicator that I am reaching more and more about a craft that I love and want to share with everyone.

My mailing list holds me accountable: I know that I must keep up with the latest trends and creative ideas because you are counting on me to do so.

Join now and don't miss out on anymore exclusive content and ideas that, I hope, will inspire you in your rubber stamping and paper crafting. I am passionate about what I do and I look forward to sharing it with you.

Click HERE to join!


Don't Miss This!...Sales Tax Holiday!

With the month coming to an end, I wanted to send a few reminders and some news that will affect some of you in several states in the U.S.  Read on so you don't miss out!
 
  • BONUS DAYS coming to an end on July 31st!

With each $50 in product purchase before shipping and tax, Stampin’ Up! will email you a $5 coupon to use in August! There is not limit to the amount of coupons you can earn!  It's a fantastic time to splurge on items from your wish list, because you will get a coupon to use in August for every $50 you spend!  Shop Now!

 

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!

 
  • Sales Tax Holiday in some states!
Check this file to see if you are in one of the participating states.  Read the chart carefully to see what items qualify and if there are amount limits for items.  Your order must be placed within the dates for your given state and no later than 11:50 MT on the last date.
 
  • Become a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars Team in July and receive some freebies along with your Starter Kit!

Sign up in July and receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! You will also receive the new Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

As a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars team, you will:

  • Have access to our private Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, updates, and sharing of ideas.
  • Receive weekly emails with information, ideas, and tips. 
  • Receive personal support from me via email and/or phone. I would love to have you on my team!

Your Starter Kit $125 in product of YOUR choosing plus the FREE Essentials Gift Pack that will automatically to you Starter Kit.  Questions? E-mail me! 

Or, if you're ready to get started, click here!

 

Any questions?  Email me, text or call me at 409-719-2853.

 

P.S.  After my "Honey love duties" are done this evening, I will be going LIVE for a little while in our Ink and Inspirations Stampers Facebook Group.  A little late night stamping...after 8 PM Central.  Join us!

 

Thailand!

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As you read this, my husband and I are on the last days of our Stampin' Up! trip to Thailand!  The photo above shows the neat bag that contained our travel and trip information that we received about two weeks before the trip.

This trip of a lifetime would not have been possible for me to achieve without the help of my loyal customers and my amazing team, the Ink and Inspirations Stars. 

IMG_5551Look at those cute elephant luggage tags...aren't they adorable?

The above photo is of the resort where we are staying.  Isn't it beautiful?  We were so excited to spend time here and visit and relax with so many Stampin' Up! friends!

My deepest gratitude to all of you who helped to make this a reality!