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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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Current Host Code: MJKMNESH
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


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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Host Code Details

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


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!


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!