Beautiful World Fourth of July Home Decór and Project Giveaway


We will be "celebrating" the Fourth of July this weekend so here is a fun home decor paper crafting project for you to make!

Although Mr. Brown and I are not having visitors to the cabin this year, it's still important to us to have some decór out for the different seasons and celebrations.  We truly believe that we can find joy in each day and this is one little way to do that! And, these red, white, and blue decor items are good to go from Memorial Day in May to Labor Day in September!

This framed piece was the project for my Facebook Live this past Saturday.  Saturday morning lives have not been playing nicely (broadcast interruptions and freezing screens) so it's better for me to be prepared ahead of time with a pre-recorded video so that's what you will see here today.


Lisa's Inklings:

Below is the listing of Stampin' Up! products used on this project.  Thank you for supporting my small business.  When you shop with me, it allows me to continue to provide free videos for you!  I look forward to serving as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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Here are other Fourth of July through Labor Day home decór ideas:

  1. You will love the dimensional stars on this banner.
  2. This simple banner is on my studio door.
  3. Easy party favors!

Stampin' Up! Special and Lisa's Promotions for June 2020:

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  • Any order will receive my Pretty Cards with Forever Fern [154094]Online Mini Class Videos.
  • Place an order of $50- $149.99 with Host Code before shipping and tax and receive the Forever Fern class, an embellishment pack from the new catalog from me.
  • Orders of $150 or more before shipping and tax qualify for all of the above plus you will receive Stampin' Rewards for FREE product on your order. (NO CODE NEEDED)
  • June 3rd-June 30th- Orders of $250 or more before shipping and tax will qualify for all of the above plus will receive an EXTRA $25 in Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! (NO CODE NEEDED)

Do you decorate for the Fourth?  Leave a comment below and I will conduct a random drawing on Tuesday, June 30th at noon Central Time for someone to receive the kit to make today's project!

Make a Gratitude/Blessings Journal

The gratitude/blessings journal was inspired from the need to recognize the blessings of my family during this time of social distancing.  In spite of that we see and hear that can be overwhelming, I believe there is so much for which to be grateful. 

I choose to record memories and experiences that have been blessings.  This journal was created with the need to have a place to record the "good" in the midst of this time of uncertainty.

The video below is a recording a Facebook LIVE broadcast from Saturday, April 11, 2020.  It is lengthy but it is my hope that it will inspire you to make a journal of your own.

General instructions:

Cut designer paper for cover 6" x 10".
Score long side at 1/2", 1-1/2", and 6".
Cut pages for inside to 8" x 5-1/2".

Some of the basic supplies used for this journal:

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Are you ready to give this journal a try?  It is a nifty little handmade book that can be used for so many different things.  Once you get the basic book assembly down, you will be able to make it over and over again.

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Thanks so much for stopping to see this blessings/gratitude journal video...stay safe; stay well!

Make a Mini Gift Bag with Patterned Paper

Make-a-mini-gift-bag-stampin-up-1Here's a mini gift bag project that you can make now with that stack of designer paper that you probably have stashed with your crafting supplies! 

This bag is little but big enough for some sweet treats, a gift card, a pair of get the idea.  You can use supplies that you have on hand to embellish or order something fun since Stampin' Up! is still shipping orders!

Let's take a look in the simple how-to in today's video tutorial!

Lisa's Inklings:
Cut Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper [151324] to 6" x 8-1/2".
Score the long side at 3", 4", 7", 8'.
Score the short side at 1" ( for the bag bottom), 4-1/2" , and 5-1/2".
You will need about a 3" x 4" of Whisper White Cardstock [100730] for the sentiment as shown here.

If you need the supplies to make this project, here ya go!  Thank you for your support of my business!
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Final Days of Sale-A-Bration

There are only 5 1/2 more days of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration where you can earn some FREE goodies with your qualifying purchase.  And, you will also receive a gift from me in the mail!

Take a look at what you can get free with each $50 in product purchase!  Click Here!

Make-a-mini-gift-bag-stampin-up-2Thank you for stopping by to take a look at today's mini gift bag project!  You can see another bag made with this same pattern HERE.

Now get your craft on and have a great day!



Sending Virtual Hugs with a Handmade Card and Easter Treat


It's time to be sending virtual hugs through the mail with our handmade cards and other projects! 

Don't know about you but crafting makes me super happy!  Aren't we blessed to have a hobby that can occupy our time and spread joy to others?

The following two projects were created on my Facebook LIVE on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown. The posting here is a bit delayed due to my slow internet in these times.  I've been waiting  quite a spell for the uploads to take place so that the video to be shared here.  By all means, no complaints just a little explanation for why the posting here at Ink and Inspirations aren't as timely as usual.;)

Here is the card that you are going to love to re-create...


Two cards like the one above were put in the mail today!

Here's an Easter treat wrap that can be easily mailed in a bubble mailer. :)


Here's the recording, and somewhat edited version, of these two projects.

For the card:

  1. Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [122924] is cut 4-1/4" x 11" for the base. Score at 5-1/2".
  2. Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper [151192] is cut 4" x 5-1/4".
  3. Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [146985] is cut 2" x 5-1/4" plus you'll need a scrap piece for stamping and punching.
  4. Champagne Foil Sheets [144748] are cut 2-1/2" x 5-1/4.  You will need two of these.
  5. Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] is cut 3" x 4" for stamping and fussy cutting.
  • For the Easter treat:
  1. Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [150883] is cut 3" x 8-1/2" and scored at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2".
  2. 2019–2021 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper [149617] is cut at 2-3/4" x 2-3/4".
  3. Use Shimmery White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock [101910] to stamp the image that you will punch.
  4. Sparkle Glimmer Paper [146957] is used to back the stamped and colored image.
  5. 15"-18" of Seaside Spray 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon [149707] was used to wrap around the treat holder.


If you have questions, let me know!  These projects are easy and fun to make and would certainly brighten someone's day!

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code AQTB9ZFY with your order of $35 or more 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!

My heartfelt thanks for supporting my business.

If you'd like the supplies to make these projects, here is a list.  (The Tags In Bloom set is a Level 2 Sale-A-Bration item that you can earn for FREE with a $100 order.)

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Thanks for stopping by today!  You can see more ideas from my LIVES  HERELet's all get to work to share some virtual hugs with our handmade cards!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Project


Today's project is a re-post from six years ago for a fun St. Patrick's Day project.  Although many of the products are retired (no longer available) that are used in this little leprechaun hat, you can substitute with what you have on hand.

Here's the video from many moons ago...

Isn't that so cute?  Give it a try!  May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and have fun crafting!

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Stampin' Up! So Sentimental Card and Bag Video

The Stampin' Up! So Sentimental Bundle [153828] has to be one of my absolute favorites from the January to June Mini Catalog.  Here are two projects that were made on my Sunday Crafternoon Facebook LIVE last Sunday.

So-sentimental-thank-you-cardJust look at those die cut label and the great sentiment on this thank you card!


To match is a little gift bag for yummy treats or a gift card to a favorite restaurant!

That ever-so-pretty striped paper is from the Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper [153558] which is one of the new coordinating products released last month.  It goes perfectly with so many of our punches!  The little flowers here are punched from the paper with the Small Bloom Punch [152316] which can be your Sale-A-Bration choice with your $100 purchase!

Here's the video recording of the Facebook Live...

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies for both projects.  You can just click the links to shop!  Thank you!

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I hope you are convinced that you need this bundle, and if not, here's another card with a different look!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Visit the online store and add the So Sentimental Bundle [153828] to your cart and get ready to make some cards that your family and friends will love!

Welcome Easter Treat Box


Here's another fun treat box project with the Welcome Easter stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January - June Mini Catalog. 

The little characters in this stamp set are fun and easy to color and the sentiments make the set versatile. You can make a baby card or card for friend!

You can see some other projects made with this Welcome Easter set HERE.

Here are the supplies used for this Easter treat box.  You can shop by just clicking the links!  Thank you!

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You can find the step by step directions HERE.  You can save it or print it for future reference.

Get ready for Easter now with this darling Welcome Easter set from Stampin' Up! and treat box idea.


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Last Minute Valentine Treat Pouch

Last-minute-diy-valentine-giftValentine's Day is tomorrow and if you've waited until the last minute to get a treat or gift together?  Grab a piece of 12 x 12 paper and create this pouch created by a simple origami fold!

This makes a nice size "pouch" that you can fill with treats or even a small gift.

Last-minute-valentine-giftI "sliced" some thin strips of Real Red card stock to use as filler and just tucked a gift inside wrapped in designer paper.  You'll see in the video below (the Halloween version) that there is quite a bit of candy tucked inside. 

Here's the video with the basic how-to.  Just look at all those goodies in there!

You can embellish your pouch however you'd like! These are fun and super easy to make!

Try making this project with any of our 12 x 12 Designer Series Papers that you can find in the Online Store HERE!

Welcome Easter Fancy Fold Card and Basket

2020_OCC_P45_B-5The Welcome Easter stamp set is so cute and was featured in my Facebook Live on Sunday with a fancy fold card  and a fun little basket.

Here's the card called the Two Way Fold...


And, the inside...

Welcome-easter-fancy-fold-2Here are the details for the card:

Here's the cute basket!

Welcome-easter-basket-2Here's another sample using a different print.


Basket Details:

Here's the video with the how-to for these projects.  (A lot of chatter edited out! )

Here are the supplies for both projects.  Just click the links!

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Thanks for tuning in for today's Welcome Easter Card and Basket.  Get your Welcome Easter set now and start working on some fun Easter projects.

Easy Valentine Gift Bag with the Heartfelt Bundle


You still have time to make this cute Valentine gift bag made with the Heartfelt Bundle[153775] from Stampin' Up!  You can use this pattern for any little gift bag so keep these notes and details handy.

Easy-valentine-gift-bag-heartfelt-bundleLet's take a look at the video tutorial for this easy little gift bag.

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies used for today's project...

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Special from Lisa!

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2020

Earn your spot at the Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April where we will celebrate you!

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!

Here's how!

  • Purchase at least $150.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (Through March 31, 2020) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to
  • Orders must be with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.
  • Qualifying total of $150 is before shipping and tax.

Thanks for stopping by today for this easy Valentine gift bag tutorial so now gift it a try!!


***When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, RVZMTE36, to receive a FREE gift from me with your order of $50 or more!  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!

Easy Valentine Candy Box with the Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Bundle

Valentine-candy-holder-valentine-heartfeltValentine's Day will be here before you know it so here's an easy candy box made with the Stampin' Up! Heartfelt Bundle (English) [153775].  A Russell Stover candy heart is in the box but it's a good size for most any small packages of candies, gift cards, or even cash.

Get out those leftover pieces of From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper [151189] and follow the directions in the video below!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 3-3/4" x 8".
  • Score on the short side at 1/2" and 3-1/4".
  • Score on the long side at 3-3/4" and 4-1/4".
  • When assembling and adhering stamped images and embellishments, check for the "front" side of the box as stated in the video.

Here's another Valentine idea using the Heartfelt Bundle.  The idea for this project is to create your own coupon or insert a gift card

Here are the supplies used in this project.  I would be honored if you shopped with me and would enjoy serving as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, RVZMTE36, 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!


Be sure you are keeping up with the latest from Ink and Inspirations!

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Make a Card and Little Bag with Bonanza Buddies

Stampin' Up! Bonanza Buddies

Yesterday's  Sunday Crafternoon Facebook Live featured the super adorable Bonanza Buddies Bundle [153815] from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June Mini Catalog.

This is a great suite of projects, especially for birthdays, and ranks right up there with the Dino Days Bundle [151139] as seen here on this card!

The first project that we made was this cute little bag that can be used as a party favor or mini gift bag.

Party-bag-bonanza-buddies-stampin-upHere are the details for this little bag project:

Here's the fun card that we made...

Birthday-card-bonanza-buddies-stampin-upAnd, here are the card details...

Here is the recording of the live broadcast with a lot of the chit chat edited out from the beginning.  Enjoy!

Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies for both projects.  Just click the links to learn more about the products or to shop.  You can also email, text, or call me and I will place or help you with your order.

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, RVZMTE36, 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!

Hope you enjoyed today's Birthday Bonanza Buddies video! Shop now so you can start creating these adorable birthday projects!

Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar with Botanical Prints


This Stampin' Up! 2020 DIY Desk Calendar is on it's way to many who have placed an order with me this month!  I love making and sharing a mini desk calendar each year and this year's features the Botanical Prints Product Medley [151301] from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up!

Here's the complete supply list and below are some details to help you assemble one for yourself!  Or, you can place an order with me by January 28, 2020 and receive a calendar in the mail from me!

Stampin' Up! Product List

Lisa's Inklings:

2020-stampin-up-DIY-calendarQuestions about this project?  Leave a comment below and I will get back with you ASAP!  Now you can make your own 2020 desk calendar or place an order with me and I will send you one as a thank you gift!

Here's how you can order:

  1. Visit the Online Store HERE or click through the links in the product listing above.
  2. E-mail me with your order and I will place it for you.
  3. Call or text 409-719-2853 and I will place your order.

Thanks for stopping by for the 2020 Stampin' Up! desk calendar project and I will see you in the next post!


2020 Valentine Card and Treat

Hearfelt-handmade-valentine2Let's get started with two  2020 Valentine projects created with beautiful new goods from the new Stampin' Up! January-June Mini Catalog.  And, to make this even sweeter... it's also Sale-A-Bration time! 

What is Sale-A-Bration? It's the biggest Stampin' Up! promotion of the year! With every $50 in product purchase, you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

As a special thank you for shopping with me with a qualifying total during Sale-A-Bration, you can take part in my special Sale-A-Bration Celebration on line.  You will definitely want to read all about that HERE!

This week's Facebook Live featured an introduction to the new catalog and this great promotion as well as two projects made with our beautiful new Valentine products, the Heartfelt Bundle!

I did edit quite a bit of chatter out of the video but I hope you'll grab a cup of coffee or glass of tea and enjoy!  I'll have some of the projects details posted below.  Now, on with the show!


Tip: Get the From My Heart Suite #153931 which includes one each of the following at one price...$88.25! 

The From My Heart Suite Bundle includes
* Heartfelt Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Heart Punch Pack (10% off)
* From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Real Red 3/8" (1 cm) Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon
* From My Heart Faceted Gems
* Heart Doilies
* Heart Foil Tins

Here are the specific project details for the card in the video.


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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Whisper White Base- 4- 1/4" x 11" and scrap for punched heart.
  • Real Red Card Stock- 3 -3/4" x 5-1/4" and scrap for punch.
  • Watercolor Paper- 3-1/2" x 5".
  • From My Heart Specialty DSP- Strips: 1-1/2" x 3-1/2", 1/2" x 3-1/2", 3/8" x 3-1/2".


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Lisa's Inklings for Box:

  • Cut Flirty Flamingo to 3-1/4" x 4-1/2".  You will need two pieces. Score at 3/4" from each side, top and bottom.  Cut as seen in video.
  • You will also need a piece of Flirty Flamingo for the punched heart.
  • Cut Designer Series Paper to 1-1/2" x 2-3/4".
  • You will need to punch a heart from a scrap piece of Flirty Flamingo.
  • You will need a scrap piece of Whisper White for sentiment.

202-Valentine-treat-box2I hope you will consider these beautiful new products for your Valentine/special friend crafting projects. 

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, ST2KKBRY, 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 tuning in for the first Valentine projects of 2020 from Ink and Inspirations and I will see you again soon!

Easy Christmas Craft for Kids

Candy-cane-craft-for-kidsKnowing you are as busy or busier as we are in the days leading up to Christmas, here's a fun and easy craft idea that you can do with your little ones that will take a few minutes and yet bring lots of joy!

Most kids love candy canes!  Here's a candy cane reindeer made with some Stampin' Up! products.  Watch the video then get started!


Here are the Stampin' Up! supplies used for this project...

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You will also need some card stock to punch the antlers.  Choose a green as shown here or use a neutral color.  Make it fun!

Time to get back to Christmas preparations!  Our daughter and I are going to the grocery store and I am sure there will be lots of hustle and bustle!  I have another project idea to share so be sure to visit daily so you won't miss it!  And, if you're not subscribed to my YouTube channnel, be sure to do that now!

Enjoy the journey!...Lisa