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! 

 


Blessed Beyond Measure!

GrandbabiesWe welcomed our new granddaughter, Mia Reese, on July 3.  Getting a lot of lovin' time with her and her sweet cousin, Lyla.  Thank you all for understanding that I am soaking up this family time. 

Remember about the BONUS Days special this month.

Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax),

you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

Details:

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days Coupon Codes.
  • You will receive an email with your COUPON CODES.  Please keep track of this email(s) with your codes!  Stampin' Up! will not be able to re-send!
  •   Use Host Code Q6C29ZQ6 with your Online Order from Lisa and receive a gift in the mail!  If your order totals $150 before tax and shipping, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Host Stampin' Rewards for free product on your order and I will still send your gift!

Stampin' Up! Christmas in July and Bonus Days Begins Today!

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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax),

you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

Details:

  • There is no limit on the number of coupons participants can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be discounted with Bonus Days coupons.
  • An email address is required to receive Bonus Days Coupon Codes.
  • You will receive an email with your COUPON CODES.  Please keep track of this email(s) with your codes!  Stampin' Up! will not be able to re-send!

Start shopping today!  Use Host Code Q6C29ZQ6 with your Online Order from Lisa and receive a gift in the mail!  If your order totals $150 before tax and shipping, please do not use the Host Code.  You will earn Host Stampin' Rewards for free product on your order and I will still send your gift!

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Ho, ho, ho! Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

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.

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!

 

Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Bundle and Punch is Back!

145361GThe Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight Punch and Bundle is back in stock!  I know that many of you have been awaiting it's arrival in the warehouse!

Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle #145361  (Includes stamp set and bundle.)
Please call or email me if you'd like help with your order.
409-719-2853

E-mail me Here.


The New Stampin' Up! Catalog Is LIVE!

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Just a quick note to let you know that the new Stampin' Up! Catalog is now LIVE!
See all the new products HERE in the ONLINE STORE.
New Host Code: CQEK9P9V
 
 
Please let me know if I can help you!  You can reach me by phone, text, or email through the contact information below.
Enjoy your day!
Lisa
 
June Host Code: CQEK9P9V
 

 


Handmade Card from Stampin' Up! President

Handmade-card-stampin-up-president-rich-jutkinsToday I wanted to share a handmade card that a received earlier this year from Stampin' Up! President, Rich Jutkins. 

It's a congratulatory card that for a recent sales milestone with the company and I was super excited to receive it.  Featured here is the beautiful Moroccan Nights set that is retiring but still available.

image from www.stampinup.com

Moroccan Nights (wood mount)

Moroccan Nights (clear mount)

Here's a shot of the handwritten note inside...so special.

Stampin-up-card-rich-jutkinsI love being part of a company that values and respects its demonstrators/representatives.  This 10+ year journey with Stampin' Up! has been a wonderful experience and I look forward to many more years!

If you'd like to know more about being part of Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator, please call or email me. Or, if you're ready to purchase the Starter Kit and begin your adventure, click here and get started sharing your love of the product, handmade cards, and paper crafting!


More Card Making and Paper Crafting Ideas!

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Everyone loves browsing through card making and paper crafting ideas, right?   If the answer is yes, be sure that #4 on the list above is checked off today!  Here's the plan...

  1. Sign up for ink and inspirations Mailing List and receive FREE gifts via immediately after confirming!
  2. What free gifts? 
    How about an exclusive video tutorial for a gift box and my favorite card sketch idea that makes assembling a card a breeze!
  3. As a subscriber, you will also receive our monthly newsletter and weekly emails 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!

Click the link below to sign up and look for the email for you to confirm subscription!

Sign Up for the Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Mailing List Now and receive exclusive card making ideas and more !


My Top Five Discounted Favorites on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Top5.blog-post-imageWith the retiring list just announced this week from Stampin' Up!, I wanted to share my favorites that are discounted 40% - 50%.  These items are available only while supplies last and at the time of this writing, I am hoping that these are still available for you to purchase.

Here are the photos with direct links to shop!

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Want a refresher on how the Gift Box Punch Board works?  See the video below from the Stampin' Up! Home Office.

SEE THE ENTIRE LIST...

If you'd like to see the entire list of retiring products, click here for the links to the PDF and also a sortable Excel spreadsheet. Sort by retiring stamps, embellishments, kits, etc.  Please keep in mind that there are already items that have sold out. 

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Cupcakes and Carrousels Designer Series Paper Stack Sample

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Falling Petals Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

and Succulent Framelits Dies Sample

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Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Paper Sample

Current Host Code: EVC3KBUH
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!

 If I can help you with your order, please contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com or you can call or text 409-719-2853.

Thank you for tuning in today for my top 5 discounted Stampin' Up! Retiring Products!


Saying Goodbye

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The time has come to say goodbye to the products on the retiring lists from Stampin' Up!  Please look over the list carefully...many items are available only while supplies last.

Stamp sets listed will be available for order until.  Other products, tools, embellishments, papers, etc., will be available only while supplies last!

Be sure to take a close look at the retiring 2015-2017 In Color products.  These tend to sell out quickly!

See retiring list in PDF format HERE.

See the retiring list in sortable Excel format HERE.

Please contact me if I can help you with your order.

 


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:
Product List
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!