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)
Stapler

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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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!

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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! 

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.