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Your Questions Answered: Which Black Ink for Rubber Stamping?

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Let's talk about the best black ink to use for rubber stamping.   

One of the most asked questions is "How do I know when to use Memento Tuxedo Black ink and when to use Jet Black Stazon?"

Although I've addressed this question in other videos, here's one devoted to it. 

To clean stamps after using Stazon, use our Stazon Cleaner. Then clean with our Stampin' Mist or Simply Shammy.

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If you have questions that I can address regarding cardmaking, paper crafting scrapbooking, or Stampin' Up! products, please feel free to e-mail me or leave a comment below.  I will add it to my list of responses that are in the plans to be recorded.  

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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!

Be sure to take a look at the new Sale-A-Bration offerings that were added last week!  See what's new on this blog post.

 

Stencil.shop-nowNow that's you've watched the video on choosing the appropriate black ink, leave a comment with a product or crafting question that you'd like answered!


Facebook Live with Lisa, Tomorrow (Thursday) Afternoon, 3:00 PM Central- Masculine Cards

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, February 21) at 3:00 PM Central Time (5:00 PM Eastern,2:00 PM MT, 1:00 PM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

This is an earlier time than usual due to a meeting that I must attend on Thursday evening.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 3:00 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 some masculine card projects made with the Best Catch Bundle.  It's great for masculine cards or for those who love the outdoors! 

This set and coordinating Catch of the Day Framelits (148815) were the first products from the Occasions Catalog that made my Wish List.  Our whole family enjoys fly fishing for rainbow trout in southwest Missouri.

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22 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!

Who will be joining us?  Comment below!

Hope to see you all tomorrow afternoon for Live with Lisa on Facebook, 3:00 PM Central and we will create with the awesome Best Catch Bundle!

 


Ribbon Technique for Cardmaking

How-to-use-ribbon-in-cardmakingWould you like a fun ribbon technique for cardmaking?   This is one that you may have seen before but it's a good refresher if you haven't tried it in a while.

This is a card made with the Needle & Thread Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  It is absolutely beautiful!  The framelits are my favorite.  Here's another card made with this bundle.

Ready for a video tutorial to see this ribbon technique in the making?  Here you go!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Blushing Bride base is cut 4 1/4" x 11".
  • You'll need a piece of Whisper White and Balmy Blue (about 4" x 4" each) to die cut the piece for the sentiment and pierced/punched circle.
  • The designer paper is cut 4" x 5 1/4".

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Here's an up-close look at the ribbon...

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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!

 

Stencil.shop-nowNow that's you've read this post, try this ribbon technique on a card and see just how easy it is!


Are You On the List?

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As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I enjoy sharing great project ideas and tips with all of you. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Now, if you'd like even more crafting fun, you should be on my mailing list!

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More For FREE! Sale-A-Bration Second Release!

Sab-2The Sale-A-Bration party just got bigger with our second release. That means more FREE products for you to earn!

There are still some first release items available but with the second release, you have more from which to choose!

Click here to download the new second release brochure.

2019_SAB2_COVERShop now in the Online Store and you will be able to earn these beautiful new items for FREE with a qualifying order!

 


Last Minute Valentine Project!

Last-minute-valentineOk! So you haven't had any time and you NEED a last minute Valentine treat idea! 

It's going to be short and sweet today but wanted to take this time to wish you all a Happy Valentine's Day!

Now, enjoy this quick video and get to crafting!

 

Happy Valentine's Day and enjoy creating this last minute treat!


Little Treat Box for Valentine's Day!

Little-valentine-treat-boxHere's a quick post today with a cute little box for Valentine's Day treat!

The hubs and I are staying with our granddaughter, Lyla, this week while her Mommy and Daddy are out of town. If you missed our little "crafting" time this morning on my Facebook page, be sure and check it out. :)

Here's the video tutorial with some details following.  I bet you have supplies to make this little box today!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut cardstock to 3 3/4" x 7 1/2".
  • Score the 7 1/2" side at 3/4", 3 1/2", 4 1/4", and 7".
  • Turn and score the other side at 1/2" and 1 1/4".  This will be the box bottom.
  • Cut two pieces of designer paper to 2 1/2" wide to 2 1/4" tall.

Here are the supplies that were used to make this project.

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Little-box-valentine-treatIt's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is tomorrow!  Be sure to check out this quick idea, and I'll have another really easy "last minute" project tomorrow.

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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!

Make this easy Valentine treat and watch the smiles from those who receive one!

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Another Valentine Treat You Can Make Now!

Easy-valentine-treat-bagToday's project is another easy Valentine treat bag that is a makeover of a Halloween treat.  The size and scores have been altered to allow a good fit for this particular treat but the construction is the same.

Let's take a look at the original video and then read on to find out the paper dimensions and scores.

 

Lisa's Inklings with Project Details:

  • Cut the designer paper to 5 1/2" x 7".
  • Score on one side, which will be the bottom, at 1/2".
  • Score the other side at 2" and 5".
  • Trim the bottom as seen in the video.                                                           

Stampin' Up! supplies used for today's project:

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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!

Make this easy Valentine treat and watch the smiles from those who receive one!

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My Stamping Space

Today I wanted to share my stamping space in a video that was recorded several years ago. ...My hairstyle has changed a bit. ;) There is more storage furniture in the studio now but you'll get the idea of how I organize my supplies.  Hopefully, you'll get some ideas that may be helpful to you.

Enjoy the video and let me know if you have questions!

Thanks for stopping by today to see my stamping space!  When we have friends and family over, there is always lots of fun and fellowship in this space.
By the way, we call it "Gather".  Matthew 18:20

 


Birthday Card for Our Daughter

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When it came time to make a birthday card for our daughter, I knew the Needle & Thread Bundle would be beautiful.

My favorite die from this bundle is the focal point of this card with a gorgeous pierced floral image. 

The floral images on the card front and inside of the card are cut from the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper.  

Here's the video tutorial with the how-to for this birthday card.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut Very Vanilla cardstock for the base at 4 1/4" x 11". 
  • You will also need a 1/2" strip of Very Vanilla for the the
  • Cut a piece of designer paper at 4" x 5 1/4". 
  • Fussy cut two of the floral images for the card front and inside of card.
  • Berry Burst for the pierced image is cut 2 5/8" x 4".
  • Mossy Meadow for die cut label- 3" x 4".
  • You'll need a scrap piece of Old Olive...about 3" x 4" to die cut leaves.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies that were used for this project.  Just click the links for more information or to shop.

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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!

Birthday-card-stampin-up-2Our daughter loved her birthday card and hope you are inspired to make a card using these beautiful Stampin' Up! products, too!


A Favorite Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

It's a wonderful time to discover the joy of Stampin' Up! products and the Lovely Lattice stamp set that you can earn FREE is becoming a favorite!  The images in this set are gorgeous for coloring and is also striking as a simple line art image.

How can you get this beautiful set? Place a Stampin' Up! order of $50 in product (before shipping and taxes) and you get choose this set for FREE!

Let's get a little more of the scoop on this set.  Here's. a video from the Stampin' Up! home office...

 

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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!

Shop now and earn this beautiful Sale-A-Bration stamp set FREE!

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2019 Valentine Treat Holders with Stampin' Up! Hey Love

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Today's projects are two Valentine treat holders for 2019 from a recent Facebook LIVE featuring the Hey Love stamp set.   This collection can be found in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.  I KNEW that this set would be so much fun to use and perfect for coloring with my Stampin' Blends, the Stampin' Up! alcohol markers.

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Here's a look at the recorded LIVE.  Grab your favorite beverage if you have a few minutes to watch!

Details for the "Gator Treat":

  • Cut cardstock to 4 3/4" x 8 1/4". Score 2 1/4", 2 3/4", 5 1/2". and 6" on the long side.
  • Cut another strip of the same color cardstock for the belly band at 1 1/2" x 8 1/4".
  • You'll need approx. 3" x 3" of Whisper White for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • Cut two pieces of designer paper at 2" x 4 1/2".

Stampin' Up! Products used for this project...

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Details for "Ape" Project:

  • Cut designer series paper to 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". 
  • Score one side at 3", 4", 7", 8".
  • Score the other side at 1" and 8".
  • You'll need some scrap Whisper White and Real Red card stock for punching.

Stampin' Up! supplies needed for the "Ape" project...

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Give your Valentine treats for 2019  with some cute treat packaging and delight your loved ones with your creative touch!

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A Mini Notepad with "Heart"

Valentine-mini-notepad-giftToday's project is a heart themed mini notepad that would make a sweet gift for Valentine's Day without the calories!

This idea came from a request from a YouTube viewer who was interested in a different theme for a Halloween notepad that I made several years ago.

The Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (148626) and All My Love Designer Series Paper (148576) made this project go together easily.  Here's the original video tutorial with the instructions.  Just change the designer series paper and add the hearts!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper for outside cover to 2 1/2" x 5 1/2".
  • Cut two more pieces for the accent banners at 2" x 1" and 2 1/2" x 1 1/2".
  • Cut copy five pieces of copy paper to 5" x 2 1/4".
  • You'll need scrap pieces of Crumb Cake and Lovely Lipstick to die cut the hearts.
  • Cut twine to about 15" in length.

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used in today's project.  Just click the links to shop!

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Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: WXFNUJ22  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 need a sweet little gift, minus the calories, make this mini notepad with "heart" for Valentine's Day!