Last Minute 2019 Easter Treat!

Easy-easter-treat-2019This cute little Easter treats pouch is one that you can make today!

We put this little gem together on my Facebook Live on Thursday afternoon. It can hold those little snack size bags of Halloween treats.   This little bunny is from a much-loved retiring stamp set, A Good Day, that is on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance List.

Want to see a few more samples with this set?

These are some fun ideas, right?  Now, let's take a look at the how-to for our featured project!

 

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Here are some details of the project to help you put the actual pouch together:

  • Cut paper 4" x 6".
  • Score at 1 3/4" and 4 1/2".
  • Turn and score at 3 1/2". This will be the bottom.

Hope you've enjoyed the last minute Easter treat idea and will make a few today!

 


Your Questions Answered: Which Stampin' Blends Colors to Start?

Stampin-blends-blog-post-imageIn this "Your Questions Answered" video, we address the Stampin' Up! Alcohol Markers and which colors are best to start your collection.

Stampin' Up! offers a wide range of our colors in these beautiful markers.   You can see them all HERE.

Let's talk a little more about it, shall we?

Here are the Stampin' Blends colors that I recommend in the video:

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If you would like to add to your collection one marker at a time, the Stampin' Blends are available in singles.  The combo item numbers listed above are configured that way for ease in ordering.  Here is the list of singles and the item numbers.

 

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You can see some Stampin' Blends samples on this Easter treat basket and this Easter card!

I hope this "Your Questions Answered" video on Stampin' Blends has been helpful to you and you are inspired to start or add your collection!

 

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Last Chance Products from Stampin' Up!

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Fun Fold Card Idea

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Last night on our Facebook LIVE broadcast, we made this fun fold card idea with the Little Twinkle stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It's an easy assembly and I hope you'll give it a try. 

Here's the recording of the Live video along with a little Stampin' Up! news at the beginning. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Use the same color of card base for the inside piece of card 1 3/4" x 4 1/2".
  • The contrasting layer is 5 1/4" x 4".
  • You will need scrap pieces of both colors of cardstock for punching circles and starburst.
  • Cut Designer Paper to 6" x 2" and score at 3/4" on the 6" side.

Here's a photo of the inside of the finished card...

Fub-fold-card-idea-fb-liveSupplies used for creating this fun-fold card:

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MJKMNESH, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at today's project!  Now that you've seen the video, try this fun-fold card technique on your next cardmaking project then visit Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, LIKE my page, click on Follow and SEE First so you can get notifications when I am LIVE!


Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 6:30 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:30 PM Central Time (7:30 PM Eastern,5:30 PM MT, 4:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:30 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.

We will be making an easy fun-fold card!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:30 PM Central!


Why I Started Stamping

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I suppose we all have our own story on the "why" we started stamping.   Mine is quite common but just in case you're interested, here's my story.

When our girls were in high school, they were in MANY extracurricular activities and we took lots of pictures.  Both girls were also involved in dance classes outside of school and of course, we had lots of photos of  that activity as well.

So I decided to start doing something with those photos.  I had done some scrapbooking as a young girl but it had been years since I had done any.type of real memory keeping.

I had a lot of fun doing those elaborate pages that took hours to do and really made some nice layouts and albums. 

One day in the spring of 2006, my daughter wanted me to attend a party that her friend was giving... a rubber stamping party, she said.  Stamping Up, she said. Reluctantly, I agreed. I had never heard of Stampin' Up! and I secretly thought "who needs rubber stamps"?  I know...that's pretty funny, right?

All it took was putting that first stamp to ink and then to paper.  That's it.  We made a cute card and I thought how clever that was.  I could always use cards.  So my daughter and I placed an order together. We could share our new "stuff". 

Then one day, that same demonstrator who gave that party called and told me I could get lots more goodies if I just purchased the Starter Kit.  I think there may have been a special.  I know I paid a lot more that $99. But, I was thrilled to get my hands on more stuff.  And, the demo told me, you will be a demonstrator.  I told her I never planned on demonstrating anything.  :)

I got my kit and was super excited to use my stamps in my scrapbooking and of course, make some cards.   Then one day my demonstrator friend asked me to conduct a "party" that she wasn't able to do.  I couldn't do that, I said.  She insisted and I fell in love with the whole process and almost 13 years later, I am still sharing something that I love to do! 

I'd love to hear your "Why I Started Stamping" story so just share in the comment section below or email me!

 


Tip: Get These Colors Now!

It's that time of year when we know we are going to say "goodbye" to some of our favorite colors so I am encouraging you to get these now!  

The 2017-2019 will be retiring...we know that! And, we also know that the cardstock, ink refills, ribbons, embellishments, and ink pads in these colors will be among the first items to sell out once Stampin' Up! announces the complete retiring list on the 15th!

Here is the list of the retiring In Colors with most of the product available in those colors. Click the links to be taken to the Online Store!  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.

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Use this Host Code when placing an order in my Online Store to receive a gift from me.  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use this code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards for free product to add to your order from Stampin' Up!  I will still send your gift!

Shop now so you can stock up on your favorite retiring In Colors!


Gloss and Ink Technique for Cardmaking

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Let's start the week off with a fun cardmaking technique using glossy card stock and our Stampin' Up! Classic Inks.

This is a super easy technique.  Here's a suggestion...prep and cut several pieces of glossy card stock so that you can make several of these backgrounds at once.  How nice to be prepared with a beautiful background when you need to make a quick card.

The colors used here are Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick.  Let's take a look at the video tutorial for the process. 

 

Lisa's Inkling:

  • Have a tissue ready to keep your hands neat and clean.
  • The Glossy Card Stock is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Cut your Stamping Sponges into wedges for ease of use.

Need supplies to recreate this project?  Here is the list with links to the online store.  If you at looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MJKMNESH, to receive a FREE gift from me!  If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at today's project!  Now that you've seen the video, try this glossy card stock and ink technique on your next cardmaking project!


Make a Basket for An Easter Gift

If you joined us on Facebook Live yesterday evening, you saw the creation of this cute Easter gift packaging for our granddaughters.  I had not used the mama duck from the Fable Friends set and I really enjoyed coloring her with my Stampin' Blends.

The "stuffing" for this little gift basket is from the Clearance Rack...Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie.  It's a generous amount in three colors and perfect for stuffing your gift-giving creations.

Stampin' Up! project idea for Easter 2019Here are the details so that you can recreate this project!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut card stock for box/basket to 5 x 8-1/2".
  • Score the 8-1/2 " side at 3-1/2 and 5".
  • Score the 5" side at 1" and 4".
  • Handle is  1" x 8-1/2".
  • Designer Paper is cut 2 pieces at 2-3/4" x 3-1/4" and 2 pieces at 1-1/4" x 3-1/4".

Here are the supplies used to create this project.

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I decided to recreate this same basket with a different theme.  What do you think?

IMG_2328The box/basket of this one is made from designer paper and just right for a gift for other than small children.  The handle is simply stapled on this version.

Now that you've seen both of these samples, go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, LIKE and Follow my page, and watch the video to see the assembly of this little gift basket for Easter.


Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 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.

We will be making a cute basket for a little Easter gift!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


One of My Favorite Restaurants!

Restaurant-buckinghams-1One of my favorite places to eat while we are in Missouri is at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q in Springfield.  As you can see from the sign, it's been voted as Springfield's best BBQ and has even been featured on the Travel Channel!

Restaurant-buckinghams-2Conveniently located across from Bass Pro Shop, there is sure to be something on the menu for everyone's taste! My favorite of all is the pulled pork, sweet potato fries, and cole slaw! Delicious!  It's a super casual atmosphere and seating outside and in.

Restaurant-buckinghams-jackieHere's Mr. Brown with a plate full of pulled pork, ham, and sausage!  The potato salad is really good, too!

My friend, Bonnie of Calamity Jane's Cottage Shop on Facebook, loves the burnt ends.  She'll go up to the order window and order burnt "butts" though!  LOL. And, she'll be as serious as ever because that's what she calls them!

If you're ever in the Show-Me State near Springfield stop by Buckingham's and get some of their delicious bar-b-q!   I believe there may be some other locations but this one is conveniently located!  Hope if you're in the area you'll stop and enjoy one of my favorite restaurants.

 


Storage by Stampin' Up!

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Let's start the month off by taking a closer look at our new product line, Storage by Stampin' Up!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Let's take a closer look at the Storage by Stampin' Up! offerings...

Click HERE to see all of the storage options. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will old-design Stampin’ Pads fit in the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays?No. The Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays are designed to fit our new-design Stampin’ Pads only.

Can I mix and match Storage by Stampin’ Up! products?
Yes! Our Storage by Stampin’ Up! products are modular and designed with customization in mind. Take a look at the flyer for more information on the size and dimensions of each item in our new modular storage product line.
 
Are Storage by Stampin’ Up! products free-standing or stacked?
Both. We designed these modular storage products to be free-standing and stackable, so you can customize your crafting space to work best for you.
 
How many Stampin’ Ink Refills can I store in the Storage Topper?
You can store up to 20 Stampin’ Ink Refills (or other small items) in the Storage Topper.
 
Here is the PDF of the FLYER---> DOWNLOAD

Here is the PDF of the configuration sheet ---> DOWNLOAD

 

Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, your creative space should be tailored to you. Our new product line, Storage by Stampin’ Up!, provides you with modular storage solutions that let you organize—and customize—your space your way!

 

 


Storage by Stampin' Up! Available Beginning April 1st!

 

We've asked for it...now we have some sleek storage options from Stampin' Up!

I'll have more information in my next post but in the meantime, you can take a look at the options!

Download the flyer here! *

*This stamp pad storage is sized for the new style ink pads.

Tune in tomorrow for more on the new Storage by Stampin' Up!


Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

Last-dayIt's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so don't let this be you!

Many of you have taken advantage of the great opportunity to earn some product for FREE but if you haven't, there is STILL TIME!  Shop now and see all of the choices of FREE product with a qualifying order.

And, if you have been thinking about trying out the demonstrator side of Stampin' Up!, there is a great promotion that ends at 11:50 PM MT tonight!  Get $175 in your Starter Kit for $99 and FREE shipping!
Want to know more? Check out the information HERE or contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

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In case you missed it, here is the recording of the project we made last night on Facebook LIVE.

Today's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so I am here to help you with your orders or answer your questions!  Hope to talk to you soon!

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