New 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog Goes Live Tomorrow, June 1st!

20180404_ac18_en-usThe new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes LIVE tomorrow, June 1st!

Here is some important information...

  • The new annual catalog goes LIVE at approx 12:00 pm(NOON), Mountain Time.  (1:00PM Central, 2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM Pacific)
  • The online ordering system will be down from Midnight tonite (Mountain Time) until the catalog goes LIVE. 


Join me on Facebook tomorrow for a special edition of Live with Lisa at 3:00 PM Central!  It will be a new catalog Kick Off!
See you tomorrow when the new Stampin' Up! catalog goes LIVE!


Get These New Stampin' Up! Colors Now!

Did you know that you could order the new Stampin' Up! In Colors now??

These bold and beautiful colors are available as part of the early release from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog that goes LIVE on June 1st!


Make a colorful impression on your projects with these Stampin' Up! signature ink pads.

Now's a great time to try these new ink pads. Classic Stampin' Pads come in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors, grouped in collections to take the guesswork out of product coordination. The innovative ink pad design has a patented flip-top lid and a firm foam pad to give you a superior stamping experience. This new In Color Collection is just a taste of what Stampin' Up! has to offer in Classic Inks.


* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick
* Acid free
* Flip top for upside-down storage: pads stay inked during storage
* Firm foam pad lasts longer than felt pads and provides exceptional ink coverage, especially with solid-image stamps
* Can be re-inked with matching Classic Stampin' Ink Refills
* Coordinates with Stampin’ Up! cardstock, markers, and embellishments

This early release of these colors has been so popular that the current supply is diminishing fast!  Take advantage of this early release and shop now.  See the links below...

You can order this new collection of colors HERE in the Stampin' Up! online store

Or, visit and click on SHOP NOW!  Item #147153


New 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share

New Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share includes:

180 Pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper from 13 new collections from the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Cost: $49.50 plus $6.90 Priority Shipping. (U.S. Addresses Only)

180 6 x 6 sheets include:

  • Tea Room - 24 sheets
  • Broadway Bound Specialty Paper- 12 sheets
  • Share What You Love Specialty Paper - 24 sheets
  • Graceful Glass Vellum - 12 sheets
  • Twinkle Twinkle - 12 sheets
  • Under the Mistletoe- 12 sheets
  • Nature's Poem - 12 sheets
  • Petal Promenade- 12 sheets
  • Tranquil Tide - 12 Sheets
  • Animal Expedition - 12 sheets
  • Best Route -12 sheets
  • Garden Impressions- 12 sheets
  • Tropical Expressions - 12 sheets

This share does not include the Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Wood Textures (not a new collection), nor the Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In Color 6" x 6" Collections at the bottom of p. 191 in the new catalog.

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

Email me at with the following information:

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

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link for payment on May 25, 2018. 

Deadline to reserve and pay is May 31, 2018.

Paper Share Schedule:

  • May 25, 2018- Email requesting payment will be sent as each group of 4 is filled.
  • June 1, 2018- 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.
  • Mid-June (approx. 16th)- If there are no backorders, we will cut, sort, and package and ship to you via flat rate Priority Mail.


  • $49.50  for 180 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $6.90 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking.
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown on May 25th.  (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Questions?  Please contact me...

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! 


Cardmaking 101 Video Tutorial : Choosing Colors and Layers for Handmade Cards


In today's project video tutorial, you'll see the thought process behind choosing colors and layers for handmade cards.  This process varies from card maker to card maker but I wanted to share my thinking in hopes that it may be helpful.

Have coordination across product lines is so very helpful when creating.  Let's take a look at the video to see the process.


Click here to see this Cardmaking 101 video tutorial on You Tube.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • If you are using designer paper on your creation, let the colors in your selection lead your choices for embellishments, inks, card stock, etc.
  • When in doubt, limit your color choices to 2-3 colors.
  • Remember that contrast is important to make your layers/elements stand out unless you want a monochromatic look.

Stampin' Up! Product List

Gotta Have It All Bundle
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Stampin' Trimmer
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
Big Shot
5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
2" Circle Punch


Specials and Promotions:

Hope to Go LIVE on Facebook Tonight!


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!


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?



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



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!


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!)


  • 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


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

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


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.

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

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.

Melon Mambo (126948)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)
Paper Snips (103579)
Big Shot (143263)
Metallic Foil Doilies (138392)
Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon (144151)

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

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!  I would love to have you on our team!

One More Card


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