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Make An Awesome Card for Kids!


Kids of all ages appreciate notes of encouragement and affirmation and this Stampin' Up! card idea made with the lovable Dino Days Bundle [151139].

In yesterday's post, I shared some ideas that are perfect for the littles.  Kids are so much fun to craft for and they love to craft, too!  With some help from you, they could assemble a card such as this one for someone special.

Here's a quick video with the how-to.  Take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the Stampin' Up! products used for this project.  Just click the links to shop!

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Cards-for-kids-stampin-upThese dinosaurs are cute for boys or girls.  Simply change your color scheme to match the style you'd like!

Time to shop so that you can make some cards for kids just like this one!  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

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Early Learning and Wiggle Worms

Stampin-up-early-learning-pre-schoolDid you know that you could use your card making and paper crafting supplies for early learning projects and games?

That's just what was shown on this past Sunday's Facebook LIVE  (aka Sunday Crafternoon!).


The Wiggle Worm Bundle [151142] from Stampin' Up! is perfect for your "littles" whether for cards, treats, notepads, or even early learning and pre-school games and activities.


Grab yourself some iced tea, coffee, or your favorite beverage and sit back to enjoy the show!  Below is the recording of the Facebook Love from August 11, 2019!


Lisa's Inklings:
For the 3" x 3" card...

  • For the 3" x 3" cards, cut your Whisper White cardstock to 3" x 6".  Score at 3" and fold in half.
  • You'll need a small piece of Whisper White for stamping and fussy cutting the sentiment.
  • Cut the Seaside Spray Gingham Check from the 2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [149617] to 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".
  • You'll need pieces of the other colors at approx. 2" x 3" for die-cutting.

For the notepad...

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for these two projects. Just click the links to shop!

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The first photo above and this one below picture the early learning activities from the video.  The Basic Black card stock is cut in 2" x 2" squares and the Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [100730] is cut in 1-3/4" x 1-3/4" squares. Be sure to watch the video to see what this is all about!

Diy-early-learning-matching-gameI can't wait to share these with my grands! Shop now so you can create and have early learners and wiggle worms, too!  Just click on the links below to be taken to my online store.  I will be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Ordering Special:

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Place an order of $50 or more before shipping and tax (with the Host Code: YHNXCYKQ in my Online Store and:

  • Receive the beautiful 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots from the Annual Catalog!


  • Plus, a thank you card from me! 
  • Plus, TWO virtual "punches" for Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards toward earning a FREE stamp set from me! Read more about earning Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards HERE.
  • ***Limited time!  Place an order of $50 or more in my online store by 11:00 PM Central on Tuesday evening, August 13, 2019, and you'll get the embellishments shown above AND pick one of my retired embossing folders to add to your collection!

Click here to order and stay tuned for more fun and the start of some Halloween fun!

2019 Holiday Catalog Paper Share

Announcing my 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Designer Series Paper Share from the Annual Catalog.

You can try a sampling of these awesome designer papers from the Holiday Catalog!  Reserve your share today!

For only $36 (includes shipping), you will receive 96, 6" x 6" pieces of these designer papers!

  • Toile Tidings – 12 sheets
  • Wrapped in Plaid (Specialty Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Let it Snow (Specialty Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Night Before Christmas – 12 sheets
  • Brightly Gleaming (Specialty Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Feels Like Frost (Specialty Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Come to Gather – 12 sheets
  • Monster Bash – 12 sheets

We offer this paper share for you to sample these new papers from Stampin' Up!  We cut, package, label then reship the papers listed in this post to you.  The cost is about 1/4th of what it would be to order all of these packs yourself.  Then you are able to see, touch, and create with these papers and reorder your favorites in my online store.

Here's How to Reserve the 2019 Holiday Annual Catalog Paper Share:
E-mail me with the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping address and phone number
  • Email address that you use for PayPal
  • Please put 2019 Holiday Designer Paper Share in the subject line

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link requesting payment on or after August 28, 2019.



  • $36 for 96 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper (Includes shipping.)
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown.  (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Only U.S. Addresses

Designer Paper Share Schedule:

  • August 28, 2019- Lisa will email you with a request for payment for your paper share.
  • September 3, 2019 - Deadline to pay.
  • September 4, 2019 - Lisa will order all the paper from Stampin' Up!
  • Once I receive the paper, my assistant and I will cut, label, package, and ship it to you. I will contact you if there are backorders.

Can't wait to share these wonderful designer papers with you!  Reserve your paper me with your information listed above today!

This Is Going to Really "Bug" You!


This is going to really "bug" you! Come and see!

Join us for Sunday Crafternoon, on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!

4:00 PM Central, 3:00 PM Mountain, 2:00 PM Pacific, 5:00 PM Central

Ordering Special:

Use Host Code: YHNXCYKQ

Place an order of $50 or more before shipping and tax (with the Host Code: YHNXCYKQ in my Online Store and:

  • Receive the beautiful 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots from the Annual Catalog!


Join us on Sunday afternoon and let me "bug" you!



Easy DIY Back to School Gift

Wiggle-worm-back-to-school-giftToday's project is a DIY back-to-school gift project that can be given to students or teachers.   Highlighted on this one is the Wiggle Worm Bundle [151142] that is so adorable and from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Take a look at the cute images and versatile sayings!  Teachers, how special would these be on your students' desks on any morning during the school year! 

This little pouch idea was used for a different kind of treat HERE.  It is so easy and can be used for different gifts!

Want to see the process?  Here's the video tutorial for you!


Here are the projects that were used in today's video:

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Lisa's Inklings (AKA Product Details):


I just love how easy and cute this gift pocket is!  You can just imagine someone for each one of these sentiments, can't you?

  • You make my heart flutter
  • I love beeing with you
  • You amazzze me
  • Welcome
  • Good work
  • I love you wiggle worm
  • little bug
  • Cute as a bug
  • Happy Birthday

See there?  Something for everyone!

Shop now for this set and make some of the cutest projects ever!

Ordering Special:

Use Host Code: YHNXCYKQ

Place an order of $50 or more before shipping and tax (with the Host Code: YHNXCYKQ in my Online Store and:

  • Receive the beautiful 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots from the Annual Catalog!


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Get your supplies now and get ready to "amazzze" others with projects like this fun back to school gift!

Projects from Sunday Crafternoon Facebook Live That Will Lift You Up!

Above-the-clouds-facebook-liveOur most recent Sunday Crafternoon featured projects using the Above the Clouds Bundle from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Here's the first's another fun-fold card!


One of my customers sent me a card with this fold and I just had to try it!  Thank you, Janice!

Here is the inside of the card...

Above-the-clouds-fun-fold-2Here are the basic details:

  • Night of Navy Card Stock (CS) base is a full 8-1/2" x 11". You will get two cards from this one piece of card stock.
  • Pacific Point CS is 3" x 4" for die-cutting.
  • Crushed Curry CS is 3" x 4" for die-cutting.
  • See A Silhouette DSP 4" x 5 1/4".
  • Whisper White CS is 3" x 4" for stamping and die-cutting and 4" x 5-1/4" for inside of the card.
  • Watch the video for cutting and scoring instructions.

The second project was this cute tag and treat wrap.


The treat is a rock candy sucker on a stick!  The wrap is a cone shape made from the Perennial Essence Vellum. 

Above-the-clouds-treat-2The cute little tag makes it extra special!

Here are the basic details for this treat cone:

  • Perennial Essence Vellum is cut 6" x 6".
  • Follow Your Art DSP is cut 2" x 4" for the tag.
  • Coastal Cabana CS is cut at about 3" x 3" to punch the Starburst.
  • You'll need about 3" x 3" of Whisper White CS to stamp and punch the image.
  • Scraps of Crushed Curry, Pacific Point, and Calypso Coral will help you complete the project.

Here's the video recording of the Facebook Live, in case you missed it!


The products used to create these products are below.  Just click the links to be taken directly to my online store!

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Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

Ordering Special:

Use Host Code: YHNXCYKQ

Place an order of $50 or more before shipping and tax (with the Host Code: YHNXCYKQ in my Online Store and:

  • Receive the beautiful 2019-2020 In Color Faceted Dots from the Annual Catalog!


Click here to order and check back tomorrow for another fun project idea!


Make A Card To Send Your Thoughts

Stampin-up-thinking-of-you-card-very-versailleIt's always the right time to send a card to let someone know they are in your thoughts, right? 

We don't need a special reason to send a note of kindness.  I sent cards just like this one to both of my daughters this week.  Who can you send a card one day soon?

This card idea was made with a beautiful stamp set from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog. It's the  Very Versailles Cling Stamp Set [149275].

Just look at the beautiful images in this set!

And, this beautiful Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper [149500] is a must-have! It is amazing!

When I first started cardmaking, most of my cards were of this particular style and it's still one of my favorites.  Here's a quick video of the process.  


Here are the supplies used to make this card.  Just click on the links below to go to my online store! I appreciate your support and choosing to order from me!

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Lisa's Inklings:

Now that you have seen just how pretty these supplies are, visit the online store so that you can send a card like this to let someone know that you've thought of them.


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Why Become A Stampin' Up! Demonstrator?

07.01.19_SHAREABLE_EXTRAEXTRA_USIf you have ever dreamed of becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator then here are many great reasons to encourage you to do so!  Here are just a few!

  1. Flexibility- Work "when you want" and "how much you want"!  Run your business your way!
  2. Earn Extra Income- Whether you want to earn money to help pay bills, for a vacation, for your children's extracurricular activities, your retirement fund, or to make this your career, Stampin' Up! offers a fabulous opportunity!
  3. SU!pport- Receive creative and business support from Stampin' Up! and from me as your team leader!
    • Stampin' Up! will provide you with a demonstrator-only site with creative and business ideas, and...
    • a quarterly magazine with loads of information, project ideas, and tips, and...
    • a "hotline" called Demonstrator Support with friendly staff that are eager to offer assistance and answer questions!...and,
    • As a member of the Ink and Inspirations Stars Team, you will gain access to a members-only Facebook page with information, inspiration, and a community to help you with your business! You will also receive tips and information from me via email at least once a week.
    • You'll also be invited to monthly team meetings which are held virtually online via ZOOM.

Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products.  Right now, during our Extra! Extra! promotion, you can choose up to $155 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! That's the first EXYRA!  It's $30 extra in product that you can add to your Starter Kit until August 31, 2019. You'll also receive a business supplies pack with order forms and catalogs and a Paper Pumpkin kit AND, the second extra---you'll receive a $10 coupon code to use on an order you place by October 31st!  All this for $99 and with FREE Shipping!

Contact me for more information. You may e-mail me or call 409-719-2853. I will return your call or respond to your email with 24 hours.

If you've been considering starting your own stamping business for a while and are ready! JOIN NOW!

There are lots of greats reasons to start your own stamping business as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so give it a try!

Make An Easy Candy Pocket

Make-an-easy-candy-pocketToday's fun 3D project is this easy candy pocket featuring the Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set [149331] from Stampin' Up!  

This stamp set is not one that I would normally be drawn toward but after seeing so many projects with it on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Greece, I just couldn't resist it!  You can see some more projects from my recent Sunday Crafternoon Facebook Live HERE.

This one is super simple and if you cannot find the candy at Dollar Tree or Dollar General, be sure to check Amazon.  You'll need a package of these sweets to make some cute projects like this one.

Here's the how-to video tutorial so you can make "loads" of these!

Lisa's Inkings:

Here is the listing of Stampin' Up! products used to make this project.  Just click the links below to shop!

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Easy-candy-pocket-projectSo, "cow's it going" for you now that the summer is winding down? 
Make some of these little candy pockets to bring a smile to some special ones in your life and hop on over to the shop now and purchase this darling Over The Moon Cling Stamp Set [149331]!

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