Lisa's Maui Trip- Another Giveaway!

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So many of you have helped me to earn the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Maui! Jackie and I are beyond excited to visit this island paradise and visit with many of our friends we've made through Stampin' Up!

While we are away,  I am offering a chance to win some prizes! Winners announced after our return.  There is no purchase necessary to be entered into the drawing.  (Only United States residents and addresses are eligible.)

Read on for the details...
There are two ways to be entered into the drawing for prizes:
  • Leave a comment on this post to receive one entry into the drawing. 
    Tell me if you prefer the beach or the mountains!
    Your comment must be on this post. (I will have limited internet access and will not be able to check if you comment on the correct post.)
  • Receive two entries to the drawing by placing an online order with me from May 14th-May 31st.  (If you comment and place an order you will have THREE entries!).  This is a great time to order some great products from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!
  • Only U.S. Residents and addresses are eligible to order from me or for this giveaway.

Winners will be posted here on the blog during the first week of June!

There will be drawings for 4 prizes!   Three will be stamp sets from the new catalog and I will also be giving away one Mini Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine! 

Don't forget to leave a comment in the comment section on this post (below).  Then be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.  I hope to be able to post photos of our Stampin' Up! Maui Trip!

Connect, Craft, and Collect!

From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards!  Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.


Thanks for tuning in today and remember to comment below for an entry into my special giveaway during my Maui Trip!

Make A Birthday Card with Stampin' Up! Very Versailles Stamp Set

Birthday-card-made-wiith-stampin-up-very-versailles-stamp-setToday's cardmaking project features a birthday card made with another favorite that carried over into the new Stampin' Up! Catalog, Very Versailles.

The images in this set have so much versatility and don't you love the "Have A Beautiful Day" as a birthday greeting?  Here's another card made with Very Versailles that I think you'll enjoy.

Here's the step-by-step how-to followed by the supplies used for this birthday card with Stampin' Up! Very Versailles.

Card Base: Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 11” x 4-1/4”. Score and fold at 5-1/2”
Cardstock #2: Basic White Cardstock 5-1/4” x 4”
Designer Paper: In Good Taste Designer Paper 5” x 3-3/4”
Cardstock #3: Basic White Cardstock 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”
Designer Paper: In Good Taste Designer Paper 3” x 3”

-Glue Basic White Cardstock to Pear Pizzazz Card Base.
-Glue the In Good Taste Designer Paper to card front.
-Using the smallest piece of designer paper, stamp the leaf image to the left and bottom using Pear Pizzazz Ink. -Stamp the script image to fill in the background around the leaves using Early Espresso Ink. Glue to the smallest -Basic White Cardstock layer. Punch a hole in both corners at the top with the handheld punch. Set aside.
-Stamp the medallion image on a scrap piece of Seaside Spray Cardstock using Early Espresso Ink. Cut the shape with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Glue to the center of the stamped layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
-Stamp the sentiment on a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock. Cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Glue to the center of the medallion layer using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
-Tie Linen thread at the top of the stamped layer through the holes to create a hanging sign. It’s easiest if you tie the left side into a bow and tie the right side into a knot. Add the two ribbons by tying into knots on the right through the Linen Thread. Trim the ends into angles.
-Glue sign layer to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
-Add a Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to hang the sign by the Linen Thread by adding two layers of Mini Glue Dots under the enamel dot so it is elevated.

I would be happy to have you pick up this fabulous stamp set and other supplies from me! Just simply click on any image below to have it shipped to your home right away! Thank you so much for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!

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Birthday-card-stampin-up-very-versaillesThank you for tuning in today!  I hope you have been inspired to create this lovely birthday card made with the Stampin' Up! Very Versailles Stamp Set.

Make A Birthday Card with the Stampin' Up! Elegantly Said Stamp Set

Birthday-card-with the-stampin-up-elegantly-said-bundleThe ornate look of the Elegantly Said stamp set and coordinating punch makes for a beautiful birthday card.  Combine that with the heat embossing technique and you have an absolute wow card!

Here are the details so that you can create your own!

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Now it's your turn!  Make this birthday card with the Elegantly Said Bundle (English) [155753] with the beautiful stamp set and coordinating punch for your next greeting for a birthday celebration!

New to Paper Pumpkin? Cardmaking Kit for $5...Limited Time!

SUBSCRIBE-A-THON_BATTER_UPIf you are new to Paper Pumpkin, as a first-time month-to-month subscriber you can get this month's kit for $5 with Promo Code HOMERUN0521!

With the Paper Pumpkin SUBSCRIBE-A-THON, new subscribers can steal the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit at an un-bat-able deal—$5.00!

Here are the details:

Paper Pumpkin has a LIMITED SUPPLY of Batter Up! kits to offer at this special SUBSCRIBE-A-THON rate.

  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON starts today 7 May 2021!
  • The SUBSCRIBE-A-THON promotion price is for *new subscribers only for $5.00! (shipping included)
    *Discount does not apply to prepaid subscriptions
  • The sale will continue until all allocated kits are sold out, or until the May subscription period ends on 10 May—whichever comes first. If the allocated kits are sold out prior to the subscription period, the sale will end and the subscription price will return to normal.

If you're new to Paper Pumpkin, subscribe HERE today and get your first get for $5 ---While Supply Lasts!

Road Trip Giveaway Winners!


Thank you to all who participated in my recent Road Trip Giveaway!   The winners are announced below in this video!

Congratulations to the winners! 

Stay tuned for information for my next giveaway soon!

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Facebook Live- Craft and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations


Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place on Wednesday (today) at 12:00 PM (Noon) Central Time (1:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM MT, 10:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You will see a cardmaking project made with some of the new In Colors from the NEW Annual Catalog!

You may CLICK HERE to go there at Noon Central.  When you check-in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

See you later today!  Join us!

The New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Is Live!

Im-so-excitedAren't you so excited that the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is LIVE?  We have some wonderful new products to create with and share with others!

If you do not have a new catalog in hand, you can click the photo below to see the Online Version!

04.01.21_SHAREABLE_AC_CATALOG_NAYou can also shop for the new products in the Online Store HERE.

And, to get you excited about some of the new goodies, here's a peek at a few of the suites of products!

If I can help you or you have questions about the new Stampin' Up! Catalog, contact me!

Make A Gift Bag With Patterned Paper


As a paper crafter, do you enjoy making gift bags from patterned paper?  If you have not ventured into creating gift packaging with your crafting supplies, you just might give it a try after seeing how easy it is!  And, talk about a great presentation!  Who wouldn’t love to receive a gift in unique packaging?  That’s half the fun of giving and receiving. 

 The size of this gift bag made with patterned paper is just right for a small gift or a bundle of sweet treats.  You can switch the paper and color scheme and it would be perfect for a baby gift with little onesies or a sleep sack.  For the graduate, this World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491 is wonderful...that is,

if it’s still available.  It’s on the Last Chance List and is only available while supplies last.  Here's another project idea made with this beautiful paper.

Here’s a quick video so you can make one (or, more) yourself.


Lisa’s Inklings:

  • Patterned paper (World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491]) is cut 8 x 12. 
  • Score on the long side at 1-3/4, 5-3/4, 7-1/2, 11-1/2. 
  • Turn and place  the side of the patterned paper that will be the bottom of bag at the left. Score at 1-3/4 for bag bottom and 7-1/4 for bag top.
  • Strips of other papers were cut/ die cut at 4” in width to add interest.
  • Sentiment was stamped on a 1/2” strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock [101650].

Here’s a look at the side of the bag so you can see the width. 


I love these Clever Clasps [154564  to secure the top!

The supplies used on this patterned paper gift bag are listed below.  You can click on each link to check on availability and to shop.  Your support of my business is very much appreciated!

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Now that you've seen this video with the how-to for making a gift bag with patterned paper, create one to have on hand for your next gift giving occasion!

Customer Spotlight: Lynn Chapman


In this Customer Spotlight, we are recognizing Lynn Chapman from Georgia!  Although we have never met in person, I consider Lynn a dear friend.  She has been a part of my Stampin' Up! journey for many years and is an avid and talented card maker.  Here's Lynn...




  1. How long have you been paper crafting?  
    I started crafting in 2007 when a friend from work invited me to go to a stamp club.  I was hooked from the first day.

  2. What is your favorite stamp set?
    It changes every day!  Right now I am in love with the Friends are like Seashells and Forever Fern, but when the new catalog comes out it may be something else.

  3. What is your favorite color or color combination?  
    BLUE!  I love anything that is any shade of blue.

  4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting project or technique? 
    I love making cards especially the fun folds and 3D types.

  5. What is your best tip for your fellow paper crafters?
     Continue to enjoy your crafting if it makes you happy and don’t let others influence you about spending time doing something you love.

Here's a great Father's Day card that Lynn created!


Thank you, Lynn, for your input and for your support! 

If you'd like to be featured in a future Customer Spotlight post, e-mail me!

Clean and Simple Cardmaking Idea

Handmade-inspirational-cardToday's project is a clean and simple cardmaking idea that uses stamps, inks, and paper with a little ribbon embellishment.

The stamp set featured is one on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Products list. His Love Cling Stamp Set (English) [152660] is one of my favorites to use for inspirational cards and for making those for our card ministry for our faith community. This card could be sent to anyone and the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper [152494] has many patterns that are just right for these types of cards.  Be sure to check out this project for one of my favorites made with His Love Cling Stamp Set (English) [152660].

Here's a quick video for this clean and simple cardmaking idea.

Lisa's Inklings:
Card base is cut 4-1/4 x 5-1/2.
Back layer of colored card stock is cut 4-1;8 x 5-3/8; the piece behind the sentiment is cut 2 x 4.
Patterned paper is cut 4 x 5-1/4.
Basic White for the sentiment is cut 1-7/8 x 3-7/8; for the inside 4 x 5-1/4.

If you'd love to make a clean and simple card like this one, please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cost to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business.

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Place in order of $50 or more before shipping and tax in my Online Store with Host Code BABZYNMS and 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! for any product that is current and I will still send your gift!


Now that you've read this post, shop now to get the beautiful His Love Cling Stamp Set (English) [152660] while it's still available and until next time, let your light shine! Mt 5:16

Card Making Tip: Futurecasting and Card Making

FuturecastinYou are probably wondering about this tip regarding futurecasting and card making

By futurecasting, I am referring to planning ahead for some event or special occasion in the future.  There may be certain supplies or stamp sets that are will be just what you need that is available now but may not be available at the time of the occasion or event.

It will be more clear once you see the video below.

That particular set that was shown in the video has been retired for a while.  I am so glad that I made that investment...I've used it on several occasions! And, this isn't the only set or supply that I've purchased because I felt that I would want/need it at some point.

Here are some other examples of futurecasting for cardmaking:

With the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Promotion going on now, it's a good time for you to check those items and futurecast for your cardmaking or scrapbooking!

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Thank you for tuning in today for this idea and tip about futurecasting and cardmaking and I'll "see" you tomorrow for another cardmaking idea and video tutorial.

Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card

Masculine-birthday-card-natures-rootsLet's start the week off with a masculine birthday card made with a beautiful "retiring" stamp set from Stampin' Up! 

The Rooted In Nature Cling Stamp Set (English) [148217] and coordinating Nature's Roots Dies [146341] have been two of my favorite go-to supplies when making cards for the guys in our family.  This card has a twin and will be delivered to two family members in May. 

Don't you love that beautiful oak tree?  Be sure to check out this simple inking technique with the Stamparatus to get that pretty ombré effect.

Ready to see the process?  Let's go!

Lisa's Inklings:

The Stamparatus is a great tool for so many techniques. Be sure you watch this one for the inking technique used on this masculine birthday card!

Don't miss out on these two Last Chance Products that are only available while the supply lasts!  Click the links below to be taken directly to the Online Store.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Here's hoping you've been inspired to create and masculine birthday card like the one you've seen.

2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Paper Share


2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Paper Share
I am once again offering a Paper Share of the new designer papers in the upcoming annual catalog.  
Paper Share includes:
108 Sheets of 6” x 12” and 24 sheets of 6” x 6” (1 collection comes in 6” x 6” sheets)
Cost: $78 (includes shipping to you)
Designer Series Paper in the Paper Share includes:
Beauty of the Earth, Bloom Where You Are Planted, Expressions in Ink Specialty, Hand Penned, In the Wild, Pansy Petals, Simply Elegant Specialty, Sweet Symmetry, Tidings of Christmas, You're A Peach
Reserve your share now!
E-mail me at with your Name, Mailing Address, Phone, and PayPal email.
April 27th/28th - You will be emailed a request for payment through PayPal.
May 3rd - Deadline for payment.
May 4th - I will order the paper.  We are still dealing with global shipping issues so it may be a turnaround of 2-3 weeks or longer if there are backorders.
As soon as it’s received here, we will begin to prep for shipping to you.
Late May - Designer Paper shares will be mailed. ***In case of backorders, paper shares will not be mailed until all paper is received.

Paper Shares are not eligible for Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards.
In case of backorders, shares will not be mailed until all papers are received.
Available for U.S. addresses/residents only. (U.S. Territories also included.)
Reserve your spot now- E-mail me for the 2021-2022 Designer Series Paper Share!

Customer Spotlight: Debbie Hebert

Customer-spotlightWelcome to our Customer Spotlight with Debbie Hebert!  Debbie is a long-time customer, dear friend, and is also a member of my Stampin' Up! Stars Team.

Our Customer Spotlight highlights one of my Stampin' Up! customers that share some information about themselves by answering a short survey.  Here's Debbie!


  1. How long have you been paper crafting?  
    13 years... since July 2008

  2. What is your favorite stamp set?
    Dream Catcher by Stampin Up!

  3. What is your favorite color or color combination?
    Purples (Gorgeous Grape, for sure!)

  4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting project or technique?
     Cards of all kinds (And, she makes a LOT of cards!)

  5. What is your best tip for your fellow paper crafters?
    Make time for yourself to craft.

Here's a beautiful wedding card that Debbie created using Forever Blossoms.


Debbie is a member of my local stamp club in Texas.  When I am in Missouri, she hosts the club in her home where she has a lovely setup for stamping and crafting.

Thank you, Debbie! 

If you'd like to be featured in a future Customer Spotlight post, e-mail me!


Fun Fold Thank You Card


Our project for this Friday is a fun fold thank you card that is a remake of this card with a different color scheme and different products.   This card features the fabulous Beautiful World Bundle (English) [154091] and coordinating World Of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper [152491] and Brass Foil Sheets [153057].

This cardmaker (me!) has a soft spot for products and supplies that feature maps, globes, compasses, and the like.  You can bet, this will be one of my go-to sets for graduations, bon voyage, masculine, and many other types of cards.  What about scrapbooking your travels or journeys with this theme? 

Here's the inside of the card with those thin strips of Mossy Meadow that add just the right touch.


Here are the details so you can assemble this fun fold thank you card, too!

Lisa's Inklings:

If you'd love to make a fun fold thank you card like this one, please click on the images below to shop and your supplies will be shipped directly to you.  There is no added cost to shop through these links and I truly appreciate your support of my business.

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Now that you have the how-to for this fun fold thank you card and have seen the video, it's your turn to let your light shine... make this card then send it.