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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!

2019_OCC_P08Here are all of the images included in this set...

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:

Product List


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

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:

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2019

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 [email protected]


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


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

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.


  • $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 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:

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

[email protected]