New to Cardmaking? This Is For You!

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If you are new to cardmaking, thinking about trying cardmaking, or looking for an easy cardmaking idea, please read on!

In today's video tutorial, you will be seeing how you, yes, you can create a beautiful card with a few supplies and a few minutes.

Let's take a look at the how-to for this sweet card.  If you can't see the video, be sure you click over to my blog.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Stampin' Up! Note Cards and Envelopes are a must have for all stampers.  Need a quick card...This is where you can start.
  • The only way to get some of the beautiful designer paper shown in the video is to earn it for FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! product purchase.
  • Designer paper for card front is cut 3 1/4" x 4 3/4". Accent strip is 3 1/4" x 1 1/4".
  • Whisper White for sentiment is cut 1" x 3 1/4".

Simple-cardmaking-ideaYou can dress up the envelope with the same stamped image!

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  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, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

If you haven't tried it, now is the time! Cardmaking is a wonderful hobby and brings joy to the creator and recipient.


Facebook Live with Lisa, Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 8:00 PM Central Time (9:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM MT, 6:00 Pm PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 8:00 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.

I will be sharing two projects made with the Incredible Like You stamp set!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  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, 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,8:00 PM Central...have a great day and I'll see you tonight!


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.

Click HERE to join!


Stampin' Up! 2019 Valentine Projects

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If you viewed my Facebook Live last Thursday evening, you'll know that this was the Valentine card project that was featuring the Meant to Be bundle from the Occasions Catalog.
(Leave a comment below and I'll conduct a random drawing for someone to receive this card!)

While this card is a bit frilly and fun, be sure to check out this card with more of a masculine feel made with the same bundle!

Need an easy Valentine treat?  Here's one made with half of one of our pillow boxes.

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Here are the supplies needed for both projects.

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Lisa's Inklngs:

For the Valentine card:

  • Cut the card base at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Cut designer paper for background at 4" x 5 1/4" and 3/4" x 4" for inside of card.
  • Use scrap or small pieces of card stock for  punching and die cutting.
  • Crumb Cake card stock for sentiment- 3/4" x 3".
  • Whisper White for inside of card: 5 1/4" x 4".

For treat box:

  • Cut pillow box in half by lining up curved end at 3" mark. 
  • Use scrap or small pieces of card stock for filler, die cuts, and sentiments.

 

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  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, video tutorials...Lots of stamping fun!
    See how you can earn your spot HERE!

Get ready for your Valentine's Day in 2019 with these Stampin' Up! project ideas!  

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Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 8:00 PM Central Time (9:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM MT, 6:00 Pm PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 8:00 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.

I will be sharing two cute Valentine projects!  Can't wait to show you!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  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, 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,8:00 PM Central...have a great day and I'll see you tonight!


2019 Stampin' Up! Masculine Valentine Card

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Today's project is a masculine themed Valentine using the Meant to Be bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

By just switching up your color palette and designer paper, you stretch the use of this sweet bundle and see just how versatile it is.  You could also change the sentiment on the inside and you would have a great anniversary card.

Here's a video tutorial with the how-to process for this masculine themed Valentine...

 

If you're unable to see the video, please click over to my blog to see it there.

Here are the supplies used on today's card...

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is cut 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".
  • Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Crumb Cake card stock is cut 3 3/4" x 5" and run through the Big Shot with the embossing folder.
  • Stamp the Hardwood stamp in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake then cut the small hearts from this stamped piece.

Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing! Earn a free product from a special selection in our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase from now until March 30th!  You can shop any time of day or night HERE!
  • Current Host Code: CVQ6GCJD
    Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more 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! 

Make a Valentine for your sweetheart with the Meant to Be Bundle and other great supplies from Stampin' Up!


Tip for Using Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers

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Today, I have a quick post with a tip for using our Stampin' Blends alcohol markers.  While there are many of Stampin' Up! colors from which to choose, did you know you can stretch your markers even more to create more shades?

All you need is a simple little tool called the Stampin' Blends Color Lifter!

Let's take a look at this video tutorial...

If you are unable to watch the video, please click over to my website to watch it there.

Here are the supplies used for this project:

Product List

 

 Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing! Earn a free product from a special selection in our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase from now until March 30th!  You can shop any time of day or night HERE!
  • Current Host Code: CVQ6GCJD
    Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more 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! 

Hope this tip helps when using Stampin' Blends or has encouraged you to give these awesome alcohol markers a try!

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2019 Stampin' Up! Stinkin' Sweet Valentine Card

  • 2019 Stampin' Up! Valentine Card - Stinkin' SweetLet's start off the week with a stinkin' sweet Valentine card using product from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog! 

This sweet little skunk is from the set called Hey Love which features some fun lovable animals that you can color or use as straight line art stamping.  Look at these sweet gorilla treats created by the Stampin' Up! concept artists!

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Aren't those some fun images?  You can color with Stampin' Blends, Watercolor Pencils, or Blender Pens with our ink pads, or with Aqua Painters on Watercolor Paper.

Here are the supplies used for this project:

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I'm often asked the how-to for tying a simple knot with ribbon for cardmaking.  Several years ago, I recorded this video.   This tying trick still works like a charm so I thought it worth sharing again!

Hope that helps!

 Specials and Promotions:

  • Sale-A-Bration is in full swing! Earn a free product from a special selection in our Sale-A-Bration brochure with each $50 in product purchase from now until March 30th!  You can shop any time of day or night HERE!
  • Current Host Code: CVQ6GCJD
    Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more 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! 

Start your Valentine cards and treats for 2019 with these adorable new products from Stampin' Up!


Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2019

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The new Occasions Catalog to is LIVE as well as the biggest Stampin' Up! Event of the Year, Sale-A-Bration!

The start of the new year is a great time to make a big supply of birthday cards and Valentine cards and gifts.  There are so many fun new products available to make your crafting experience the best ever!  And, you can earn FREE product with each $50 in product purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

And, you can earn a ticket to my online Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2019.  (Date to be announced in early April.)
Here are the details:

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Earn your spot at the Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

  • Attendee Only Specials
  • Make and Takes with how-to videos!
  • Chance to win “Door” prizes

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket:

  • Purchase at least $200.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 3- March 31, 2019) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com

OR

This online Facebook event will held in late April.
Date and Time to be announced.

If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes and video tutorials and be eligible for specials and prizes! 

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 Questions? Email or call me at 409-719-2853.

Shop the new Occasions Catalog now and start earning some awesome products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

January Host Code: CVQ6GCJD

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Last Day to Sign Up for the Designer Series Paper Share!

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You can try a sampling of the designer papers in the new Occasions Catalog but you need to let me know today!  

For only $24.50 plus priority shipping, you will receive 82, 6" x 6" pieces of these designer papers!

•    All My Love paper = 12 pieces
    •    Floral Romance paper/vellum = 12 pieces
    •    How Sweet It Is = 12 pieces
    •    Happiness Blooms = 12 pieces
    •    Gingham Gala = 10 pieces
    •    Needlepoint Nook = 12 pieces
    •    Classic Garage =  12 pieces

Here's How to Reserve the New Occasions Catalog Paper Share:
E-mail me with the following information:

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

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link for payment by tonight, January 2, 2019.

COST:

  • $24.50  for 82 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $6.70 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking.
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown. (No e-checks or checks accepted.)

Can't wait to share these wonderful designer papers with you!  It's the last day to sign up for this paper share...email me now!


2019: New Year, New Opportunities!

Happy New Year 2019!

Wishing you health, happiness, and blessings in the coming year!

As we begin the new month, I'd like to share a little about the Stampin' Up! opportunity with you. Ever thought about starting your own business?  

Beginning January 3 and ending March 31, 2019, there is a special for signing up.
Two options:


1. $99 Starter Kit: Instead of the usual $125 that you are allowed to "fill" your kit, add an additional $50 to get $175 of your choice for your kit.
2. $129 Starter Kit: Get $175 worth of product of your choosing along with the Craft and Carry Tote ($50 value) as seen in the video.

Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does it cost to join Stampin' Up!?

The Starter Kit is $99 plus your applicable sales tax... shipping is free.  (During Sale-A-Bration 2019, there is a $129 kit option as stated in the video.) 



How much 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 2019, you get to choose an additional $50 pushing that total up to $175!) 
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.

Think about it this way...if you have two parties/workshops at $150 in sales every three months (a quarter), you'll meet your minimum requirement in sales. 



What if I don't make the $300 in sales?

If you are under your $300 at the end of the quarter, you'll go into Pending Status for one month.  During the month, you'll have the opportunity to make up the difference for what you lacked in the $300 total for the previous quarter.  
...So say you made $250 in sales for the quarter- you'll need to have at least $50 in sales during the first month of the next quarter. If you exceed that $50 in that first month, it will go toward the $300 for that quarter.
  


What if I am unable to make up sales needed while in Pending Status that first month?


Then at the month's end, you will no longer have demonstrator status.  That's all that happens.  You do not have return Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! does not call, there is no hassle. Period.



What if I'm a beginning stamper and don't know everything about stamping and paper crafting?


No one knows EVERYTHING and we all start somewhere!  I had been stamping for a few weeks when I signed up. True story.





These are just a few of the questions I receive but are all EXCELLENT questions and I love answering them.


So, if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator...ask away?  I will be happy to discuss it with you.
 
And, if you've read this far, I KNOW you've thought about it and I would love to mentor you gently as you make your demonstrator-ship what YOU want it to be!


Here is the link to sign up: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lisabrown/jointhefun


Please let me know if you'd like to discuss the Stampin' Up! business opportunity or if you have questions!
Lisa Brown

lisa@inkandinspirations.com
409-719-2853


Something Yummy for Your New Year's Eve Gatherings!

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For your New Year's Eve gatherings, how about a recipe for something yummy and most importantly--- easy.

This is my famous...in our family, at least... Cream Cheese Ball Recipe.

I can't even begin to tell you how many I've made in the past 30 years...that's right, 30!

So, let me share.

Click the link below the picture and you can print the recipe and serve it at your next party.

Lisa's Cream Cheese Ball Recipe

Enjoy and have a safe and Happy New Year!

 


2018 Christmas Memory Keeping/Scrapbooking

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How about a simple pocket page to get your 2018 Christmas Memory Keeping started?  Whether you use the pocket page system, traditional scrapbooking, or a little of both, this idea will show you how quick and easy it can be to get your pages ready for your photos.  The 4" x 6" pockets will hold photos but I inserted the cut designer paper for photographing the page.

Let's take a look at today's video...

Here are the supplies used for this photo pocket page.  The designer paper and stamp set are part of the Year End Closeout and only available while supplies last or until January 2, 2019.

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Current Specials and Promotions:

Year-end-closeout Save on a selection of Stampin' Up! retiring and surplus items—while supplies last. Be sure to place your order sooner rather than later, because supplies are limited and the Year-End Closeout ends on January 2.  See the items that are still available HERE.

FREE Gift with Order!

December Host Code Ends Tonight!: 4JRUS6JD
Use this Host Code when placing an order of $50 or more 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!

If you have not yet tried this simple form of memory keeping now is a good time as we journey through this joyous holiday season!  Get your supplies ready to preserve your Christmas memories of 2018!

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Handmade Cards for a Gift

My niece wanted to make her Mom's Christmas gift so my husband suggested a set of handmade cards. She did an excellent job using my supplies and coming up with ideas.

A set of handmade cards always makes a nice gift!

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Sarina-3My sister loved the cards!  One was a set of 5 and another set of 6 that tucked neatly into 2 of our Acetate Boxes.

Sarina-4A set of handmade cards makes a beautiful and heartfelt gift.  I was so proud of my niece's work and I wanted to share it with you!


2019 Occasions Catalog Paper Share

Paper-share.blog-post-image-1There are some beautiful new papers that will be available in the new Occasions Catalog in January and I am happy to announce that we are once again offering a paper share.  (The "we" includes my sweet hubs because he helps me cut all that paper!)

 

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

Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with the following information:

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

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link for payment by January 2, 2019.

Deadline to reserve and pay is January 2, 2019.

Paper Share Schedule:

  • January 2, 2019- Last day to send in payment for paper share.
  • Order will be placed for those who have paid.  I will send your request for payment 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.
  •  If there are no backorders, we will cut, sort, and package and ship to you via flat rate Priority Mail.  I will email you when your share has shipped.

COST:

  • $24.50  for 82 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $6.70 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking.
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown. (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Questions?  Please contact me... lisa@inkandinspirations.com

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!