The Case of the Missing Stamps

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
​It's early Friday morning and very quiet even though the family's all here.  My husband is "under the weather", poor dear, but everyone else is doing fine and looking forward to spending a few days together.
Most of you know that we spend a lot of time here at our cabin in the Ozarks.  Moving many of my crafting (and, sewing) supplies back and forth between here and Texas is what takes up most of the space in our vehicle when we travel, as you can imagine.   Well, day before yesterday while setting up my studio, I realized the box with all of my Occasions Catalog stamp sets was not to be found. My husband assured me that he had unpacked all my bags and placed those in my studio,
Oh my goodness! 
I hoped they were 540 miles away back in Texas. So I called my sweet mom and dad and they went over to my house to search for the missing stamps which were nowhere to be found.  I was just a little frazzled.
I had planned to do a Facebook LIVE broadcast on Ink and Inspirations Stampers Group and Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown that night.  But, for the projects planned, I needed---you guessed it---the stamps that were in that box.
So, I had to think fast and design a project with the stamps that I DID have in my studio and  the card in the video below was created.  I recorded a shorter version for you but you can catch the original recording of the LIVE version HERE.
 
After that LIVE video, my husband asked if I had "found" the box. 
"No...{sigh}..., and it's not in Texas either."
"What did the box look like"?
I described the box and he said he had not unpacked anything like that. (Oh my...)
"Let's go look again...I'll check the boxes with my things".
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As a stamper and paper crafter, you have to understand the relief!  Lots of fun (and, investment) tucked in that one little box. 
In the whole scheme of things, this was not a problem...I realize that.  And, it reinforces the fact that no matter what life throws at you, there's a way through it.  We just need believe and trust.
Have you ever misplaced or "lost" some of your crafting supplies?  Share your story with us in the comment section below!
There are still a couple of more weeks of Sale-A-Bration where you can earn some fun products for free with a qualifying purchase.
Here are the supplies used in today's project:
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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!
 
Hope you have a great weekend and have some time to craft.
Enjoy your day!

It May Be a Good Fit...Try It!

Could being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator be a good fit for you? 

There 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!  Give it a try...it can be a great fit!

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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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Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration

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The new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog debuts on January 4th along with the launch of the biggest event of the year, Sale-A-Bration!

If you are a customer of mine and have made a purchase from me in the last six months, you should be receiving a catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure in the mail.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator  and live in the U.S. and would like a catalog, please email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

I am so excited to share some of the new products with you!  Be sure to join us on Facebook HERE on December 30th for our Ink and Inspirations Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Kickoff!

In the meantime, be sure to check the Stampin' Up! Online Store for the Closeout!

SPECIALS AND PROMOTIONS

  • HOST CODE FOR DECEMBER: 3ANZEQUZ
Place an online order with Lisa Brown 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! Year End Closeout!  Savings on many items! Click HERE to shop!
  • Retiring stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog are only be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

Thanks for checking in today...see you again soon!


Only 24 Hours Left!

 

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In just 24 hours, 1 PM Central Time, we are beginning our 12 Weeks of Christmas email campaign.

In order to receive these project ideas, you must be receiving my emails as a subscriber of my list!

In Weeks 1-5, you are going to receive a different Christmas card project every week.

In Weeks 7-9, you will receive a gift idea.

Then in Weeks 10-12, you'll be receiving the ideas and instructions for Christmas packaging/ Christmas tags.

By the end of the 12 Weeks of Christmas campaign, you'll have 12 amazing projects and instructions to help you get ready for the holidays.

The ONLY people who are going to receive these 12 amazing holiday project ideas are those who are subscribed to my mailing list. If you are not subscribed to my mailing list by October 5th at 1:00 PM local time, you will not receive all of these great project ideas.  So, make sure you are subscribed by clicking the link below and follow the instructions.

--->Subscribe to Lisa Brown's Ink and Inspirations Mailing List!

Looking forward to sharing with you in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Email Campaign!


12 Weeks of Halloween with Stampin' Up! Products- Coming Soon!

12wkshw-announcementComing soon will be my 12 Weeks of Halloween Projects with Stampin' Up! here on Ink and Inspirations! 

It's hard to believe that it's time for planning spooky fun treats and cards, isn't it? 

Next week, is the first of 12 Weeks until Halloween so get ready for some fun projects!  Be sure to subscribe to my mailing list to get first notice of the video tutorials!

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Have you seen the new, limited time, Thoughtful Branches Bundle?

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This new and exclusive Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin' Up! is available for you to purchase NOW...while supplies last!
I've got a special showcase of projects and video tutorials planned for those who purchase this bundle from me or through my Online Store. Love this bundle and you will, too!

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See the PDF flyer of the Thoughtful Branches Bundle HERE!

Here's a card idea and video tutorial with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle!

Click below to order Stampin' Up! products, 24/7- HOSTESS CODE: KYPMSC6M

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Stampin' with the Stars - Become A Star in June and Get Two Free Stamp Sets!

Strs-62416This is a peek of the card and video tutorial that I made to share with my Ink and Inspirations Stars Team. 

It is an honor to be the team leader of this great group from across the U.S.  Our group is composed of both hobby and business demonstrators who love stamping and Stampin' Up! products!  Both are extremely important to the make up of our group!

What is a hobby demonstrator?

Hobby demonstrators are those who purchase Stampin' Up! for themselves and maybe have family and friends that purchase from them. 

Business demonstrators may hold events, parties, classes, or participate in craft fairs, etc. to supplement or earn an income. 

Both hobby and business demonstrators love the craft and sharing the how-to and/or their completed projects with others.

We'd love to have you join us!

Become a demonstrator in June and receive TWO FREE stamp sets! 

  • To become either a hobby or business demonstrator, purchase the Starter Kit for $99.
  • Choose up to $125 worth of current Stampin' Up! product to fill your kit. (During June, you can add TWO FREE stamp sets of your choice...any cost!)
  • Free Shipping on your Kit!
  • Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a member of the Ink and Inspirations Stars in the month of June!
    Click Here for more details.

Making a Fun Slider Card with the Stampin' Up! Shooting Star Bundle

Shooting-star-sliding-star-stampin-up-video-tutorialGet ready to add loads of fun to your card making with the Stampin' Up! Shooting Star Bundle as seen in today's video. 

These Sliding Star Framelits make this an easy project that you'll want to create over and over again!  It's been addicting for me. :)

This step by step video is a bit longer than usual but here's hoping you'll find it helpful.

Here's the slider card video tutorial...

Product List

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Promotions and Specials

  • Current Host Code:KV3TFM7N
    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!
  • Designer Series Paper Share- Try many of the new beautiful papers from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog! Details HERE!
  • Get TWO FREE stamp sets when you become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in the month of June.
    Click Here for more details.

Shooting-star-slider-card-stampin-up-starGet ready for some crafty fun making slider cards with the Shooting Star Bundle from Stampin' Up!


Be Part of Something Amazing- Stampin' Up! Starter Kit Special!

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 You can be part of something amazinging-ly fun when you purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit!

To make it even more amazing...how about any two stamp sets at any price from the new catalog plus the $125 of product of your choosing?

Cost?  $99 plus tax...FREE shipping!

I'd love to have you as a member of the Ink and Inspirations Stars!

The Stars are a super group who enjoy stamping, crafting, and sharing their creations with family and friends and enjoy sharing the art of paper crafting and rubber stamping with others.

I am super proud to be the leader of this Stars team.  We have our own private Facebook group where we can "meet" and share. Not on Facebook? No problem.  You'll receive an email from me once a week with information and tips.  The Stars are from across the U.S. from the Northeast in Maine to Southern California.

As team leader, I offer support to help each member make their Stampin' Up! experience whatever they want it to be.

If you've been thinking about becoming part of the Stampin' Up! family, we'd love to have you join the Stars team.  If you have questions, you can contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

Become part of something amazing as an Ink and Inspirations Star and purchase the Starter Kit by June 30th to receive your choice of two extra stamp sets to add to your $125 worth of product for $99!


Want to See More Project Ideas from the New Stampin' Up! Catalog?

 

 

Want more project ideas from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog?

The new Stampin' Up! Catalog is full of fabulous products with lots of new stamps, papers, embellishments, and tools!  Creating with new projects is so much fun and you'll have a blast crafting and sharing your works of "heart"!

Here are a few ways to stay informed on new Stampin' Up! products, specials, and project ideas to inspire you!

Now that you've taken care of that, let's take a look at a new product that will be on my next order...the Popcorn Box Thinlit Dies!

Hope you are enjoying the fabulous new catalog and all the new product!

Now,be sure to sign up for my newsletter, join my private Facebook group, and follow my business page to see more great project ideas from the new Stampin' Up! Catalog!


Stampin' with the Stars Team- Box It Up!

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This cute little gift box is a peek of the one shared with the Ink and Inspirations Stars team earlier this month.

The how-to for this little box and exclusive video tutorial has been posted on the Stars' private team blog.

Want to know more about becoming part of our team and the Stampin' Up! family?

We would love to have you stampin' with the Stars! I am honored to be the leader of this group;  a community of fun and enthusiastic group of paper crafters who are both hobby and business stampers from across the U.S. 

Become a member of Stampin' Up! and our community, the Ink and Inspirations Stars with the purchase of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $99! Customize your kit with products you love up to $125 in value with FREE SHIPPING!

As an Ink and Inspirations Stars Team Member, you will receive:

  • Personal support from me via email and/or phone.
  • Access to our private Team Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, support, and sharing of ideas!
  • Access to the Stars' private team blog with project ideas and video tutorials posted each month!
  • Team recognition and incentives!
  • Advice and support to help make your Stampin’ Up! experience what YOU want it to be!

If you'd like to learn more about becoming part of our group, please e-mail me!

Are you ready to join Stampin' Up! and stamp with the Stars?


New Stampin' Up! Catalog 2016-2017

 

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The new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017 will go LIVE on June 1st!

Although unable to attend Stampin' Up! On Stage in Salt Lake City this week and not able to see it early, I am still super excited for the release and know you are, too!

If you are a current customer of mine and have placed an order of $50 or more between June 1, 2015 and April 2016, you will be receiving a catalog from me but you must complete the form below to be sure we have your correct address and contact information!

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM HERE to receive a new catalog. 
***Even if you are a a current customer and have ordered $50 or more since June of 2015, you must complete this form in order to receive a new catalog.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • If you are a Demonstrator, you will receive a FREE catalog from Stampin' Up!
  • If you are not a current customer and have not ordered $50 or more since June 2015, you may still request a catalog.  I will call you to let you know how you can receive one from me.
  • Everyone must complete this form in order to request a catalog!

Retiring List...

The list of retiring and discontinued items from the current Stampin' Up! Catalog will be announced on Monday, April 18th at 1:00 PM MT (2:00 Central).  These items will sell out quickly!

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Use this Host Code when placing an online order from me and receive a FREE gift!
*Please do not use the code if your order is $150 or more.

And, remember to request your new Stampin' Up! Catalog for 2016-2017 HERE!


These Stars Mean the World to Me!

Global-peek-6-8The Ink and Inspirations Stars team means the world to me.  This team is a super group who enjoy stamping, crafting, and sharing their creations with family and friends and enjoy sharing the art of paper crafting and rubber stamping with others.

I am super proud to be the leader of this Stars team.  We have our own private Facebook group where we can "meet" and share.  These crafters are from all across the country from the Northeast in Maine to Southern California.

As team leader, I offer support to help each member make their Stampin' Up! experience whatever they want it to be.

If you've been thinking about becoming part of the Stampin' Up! family, we'd love to have you join the Stars team.  If you have questions, you can contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

Become part of our Stampin' Up! world as an Ink and Inspirations Star.

 


Last Few Hours of This Sale-A-Bration Special!

Starter-kit-16Do you love to make handmade cards?

Does it make you happy to create a card or special project for a loved one?

If you answered "yes" to either of those questions then you have what it takes to share that with others!

The Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration special is just about history! Just a few hours left!

If you've thought about becoming part of the Stampin' Up! family, it's not to late to take advantage of this special. 

Become a member of our community, the Ink and Inspirations Stars for only $99! Customize your kit with products you love up to $125 $155 in value with FREE SHIPPING during Sale-A-Bration!

As an Ink and Inspirations Stars Team Member, you will receive:

  • Personal support from me via email and/or phone.
  • Access to our private Team Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, support, and sharing of ideas!
  • Access to the Stars' private team blog with project ideas and video tutorials posted each month!
  • Team recognition and incentives!
  • Advice and support to help make your Stampin’ Up! experience what YOU want it to be!

We've added two team members to the Stars in the last two days!  Here are the welcome cards I put in the mail today!

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If you'd like to learn more about becoming part of our group, you may e-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853. Or, if you're ready, get started HERE!  To take advantage of the special, be sure you get started with the process by 11:00 PM MT!

We'd love to have you Stampin' with the Stars and sharing your love of paper crafting with us and with others!