Stampin' with the Stars - December Memory Keeping with Project Life by Stampin' Up!


Sharing a peek of a memory keeping project that will be shared with the Ink and Inspirations Stars team this week!

The project uses the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Hello December Card Collection, Hello December Accessory Kit, Kraft Album, and 6" x 8" Pocket Pages. It's a perfect way to preserve holiday memories...quick and easy!

Want to know more about becoming part of our team and the Stampin' Up! family?

We would love to have you stampin' with the Stars! I am honored to be the leader of this group;  a community of fun and enthusiastic group of paper crafters who are both hobby and business stampers from across the U.S. 

Become a member of Stampin' Up! and our community, the Ink and Inspirations Stars with the purchase of the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for only $99! Customize your kit with products you love up to $125 in value with FREE SHIPPING!

As an Ink and Inspirations Stars Team Member, you will receive:

  • Personal support from me via email and/or phone.
  • Access to our private Team Facebook Group exclusively for members of the Ink and Inspirations Stars with news, support, and sharing of ideas!
  • Access to the Stars' private team blog with project ideas and video tutorials posted each month!
  • Team recognition and incentives!
  • Advice and support to help make your Stampin’ Up! experience what YOU want it to be!

If you'd like to learn more about becoming part of our group, you may e-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853.

Are you ready to join Stampin' Up! and stamp with the Stars?  Let me know if you have questions!

Baby Shower and Stampin' Up! Favor Ideas

Today I'm sharing photos from our daughter's baby shower last weekend which include some decor and shower favors created with the help of Stampin' Up! supplies!

InvitationHere's a "rough" photo of the outside of the shower invitations created with the Something for Baby Bundle (wood-136790,clear-136791), the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder(138287) along with the nursery theme colors: Blushing Bride, Smoky Slate, and Metallic Gold.  The shower information insert was created by a local digital designer.  I printed four to a page from my home computer and secured inside the card with Tombow Liquid Glue.

Sign inHere's the sign in table with favors, photos, and a precious diaper cake made by my sister-in-law, Cathy.  My daughter wanted 12 x 12 pages for the guests to sign so she chose a dotted print from the 12 x 12 Subtles stack in Blushing Bride and a layered a piece of 12 x 12 vellum over top for guests to sign.  I ordered the 12 x 12 vellum from Amazon as well as Vellum pens to eliminate smearing. 
These pages will fit nicely in our 12 x 12 page protectors (135296) and slip into her Project Life by Stampin' Up!  Striped album (138441) among her other pages that will be completed using the Hello Baby Girl Card Collection (138504) and Hello Baby Accessory Pack (138458).

BannerHere's the banner with the baby's name that was accented with two torn fabric strip banners as the backing.

ClotheslineSuper cute clothesline with baby clothes including some with monograms and the baby's name from sis -in-law, Cathy.

TablesA few guest tables backed some rows of chairs for seating.  Niece, Cari, was the shower stylist.  Each table held a simple floral arrangement with hand painted framed scripture verses that she presented as gifts to the mom to be.

Punch-cakeBeautiful tiered cake by Debbie's Delights along with Almond Punch, cookies, fresh fruit, and sandwiches provided refreshment for the guests.

CookiesPrecious cookies baked and decorated by Heather Abshire, friend and former Stamp Club member.  Notice the hand painted gold detail on the carriages!

FavorThese favor boxes contained a Yankee Candle tealight wrapped in one of our  4 x 6 cellophane bags (102757).  Also used were Stampin' Up! Tiny Treat Boxes (135829), Bow Builder Punch (137414), Large Oval Punch (119855), Decorative Label Punch(120907), and the Washi Label Punch (138296). The verse was found on Etsy.

SistersNow for proud momma moments!  Here are our two girls...the mommy to be and the best big sister ever!

K-lSo blessed with these two as daughters!

QuiltHer mother- in-law made all the bedding for the nursery!  Isn't this quilt beautiful!?

Thank you for allowing me to share in our baby shower joy and let me know if you have questions or inquiries about the Stampin' Up! product for shower favors, banners, or the invitations.  See you again soon!

Memory Keeping Project Life by Stampin' Up! Tips First Cut Video

Project-life-by-stampin-up-baby-album-ideaIn today's First Cut Video tutorial, we'll look at some ideas and tips such as used in this remake of our oldest daughter's album using Project Life by Stampin' Up!

This memory keeping system is easy and affordable!  I've organized and journaled about more photos in the past year than I have in the past ten years!  I absolutely love it!

My First Cut Videos are not edited and where I share thoughts and ideas with you...friend to friend.

Let's take a look at a few pages from my daughter's album...still a work in progress...but progressing right along.  Can't see it below?  Try HERE on my You Tube channel.

Here are the current Project Life by Stampin' Up! baby kits  and some other products that I mentioned or are seen in the video...

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

It's National Scrapbooking Day and I am celebrating by working on my Project Life by Stampin' Up! Albums and posting ideas and information on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook.

National-scrapbooking-day-videoBe sure to click on the video above so that you can comment for a chance to win!

Here's the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Kit that I am using to re-create our oldest daughter's album.  Here's a video from the Stampin' Up! home office with an up close look at this kit. 

This kit and several others are on the Stampin' Up! 2015 Retiring List and are available while supplies last for 50% off! The Little Moments Accessory Kit is listed first and the Little Moments Card Kit is listed last.

Tell Your Travel Stories with Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away

Stampin-up-project-life-lets-get-awayIt's getting to be that time of year when we venture out in travel and outdoor fun!  You can preserve those memories and photos easily with the Let's Get Way Project Life by Stampin' Up! kits and accessories.

There's not a better way to show you how awesome and fun this collection is than by sharing this video from the Stampin' Up! home office.  Love these colors and can't wait to use my kit!

See the video below or HERE on You Tube.

You can shop for these products by clicking the links below:

Start preserving those precious memories now by discovering the ease in using the Stampin' Up! memory keeping products!   The Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away collection is perfect for telling your travel stories that will be enjoyed for years to come!

Makeover Monday- Stampin' Up! Happiness Is Project Life Card

Makeover-monday-happiness-is-project-life-stampin-up-cardGood Monday morning and welcome to this week's Makeover Monday featuring a Stampin' Up! card idea using the Project Life Happiness Is Card Kit and Accessory Kit.

The colors in this kit are bright and fun. The coordinating background layer is from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack.

To see how easy it is to create handmade cards using the Project Life by Stampin' Up! card kits and accessory kits, watch the video tutorial from the archives below.  You may also see it HERE on You Tube.

Let's take a look at the products used in today's makeover.   Just click the photos to shop!

  • In this makeover card, I only used a portion of the "xoxo" Project Life card and saved the remainder for use on another project.
  • The cork "&" and accent sticker beneath are from the Happiness Is Accessory Kit.
  • The Blackberry Bliss Ribbon beautifully covers the seam between the two cards.
  • This Project Life by Stampin' Up! card kits and accessory kits make great additions to your card making supplies.
Stampin-up-project-life-card-ideaThank you for joining me for this Happiness Is Project Life by Stampin' Up! card idea for this week's Makeover Monday.

Got Photos on Your Phone? In Boxes?

Project Life by Stampin' Up!
Document Your Life Easily, Quickly, and Affordably
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Do you have pictures sitting on your computer, on your phone, or in a box?

I have fallen in love with a new system called Project Life by Stampin’ Up! and it takes the time, money and stress out of memory keeping! It’s all about living your life, and documenting it for your family in a quick, simple, easy and affordable way!

It takes much less time and effort than traditional scrapbooking, and focuses more living your life and preserving your precious memories for your children and grandchildren. You need not ONE OUNCE of crafting ability, just the desire to preserve your precious memories for your family! (And have a little fun with me!)

I know we’re all busy, and have so much taking up our time, but I would LOVE for you to join me on Facebook and discover how you can create something that is priceless for you and your family.

I'll share information, samples, and affordable products that are perfect for memory keeping and documenting your life. I'll be available to answer your questions and help you get started!

Tuesday, October 28th
8:00-9:00 pm on Facebook HERE!
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Scrapbooking and Road Blocks- A Project Life by Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial

When Stampin' Up! first announced its partnership with Becky Higgins and Project Life, I could not wait to get started! There were lots of photos in my stash and some new awesome Project Life by Stampin' Up! products ready to go but some "road blocks" kept getting in the way of progress.

What was so difficult with using products that would help simplify my memory keeping?

Let me tell you about it.  Watch the video below or HERE on You Tube.

Project Life by Stampin' Up! WILL help simplify my memory keeping!  As I said in the video, it's all in the willingness and openess to change and try something new...give it a try!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!  To celebrate, here are some Project Life ideas and thoughts from some of our Stampin' Up! concept artists.

Have you heard the exciting news about Stampin’ Up! partnering with Becky Higgins & Project Life? Here at Stampin’ Up!, we are very excited for this partnership and to start using our exclusive line of Project Life products.

Project Life has really revolutionized memory keeping. It’s quick, simple, manageable, and fun. All of the cards and accessories were created with coordination in mind. You can assemble pages quickly, or you can take a little more time and add stamping and accessories.

May 3 is National Scrapbooking Day. In honor of that, we’d love to share three Project Life layouts with you. All of these pages use the Everyday Adventure cards and the Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack. Enjoy!


“I'm not much of a scrapbooker, at least in my personal life. Traditional scrapbooking can be overwhelming and time consuming. I already feel like I don't have enough hours in the day to accomplish all of the crafty things I want to do. 

Project Life works for me because it's a quick way to put my photos together and capture my experiences and feelings. This spread was perfect for me as a Project Life newbie, because all I needed was the cards and the journaling pens. The hardest part of putting this together was deciding which of the adorable Project Life cards I wanted to use, and of course which pictures of Hammond and Penny to showcase.


“I haven’t done scrapbooking for myself in a really long time. I used to spend hours (sometimes days) working on just one page. It was messy, time-consuming and expensive. Using Project Life has made me reconsider how I feel about scrapbooking, and I now I can’t wait to start documenting life again.

On this layout, I’ve used the Everyday Adventure Card Collection and Accessory Pack. I used the Project Life Journaling Pens to document my memories. I love how these write.

Honestly, these pages came together fast. The toughest part was narrowing down which of the cute cards to use.


“I have been a fan of Project Life for a while now. I love the simplicity of printing photos, writing my journaling on predesigned pocket cards, and putting it all into a Photo Pocket Pages and being done. I also love that I have the option to add a little extra to my cards and pages when I need that creative outlet. The Everyday Adventure Accessory Pack is so perfect for this and makes it so easy and fun to step up my pages without too much thought and fussing around. It's a win-win in my book.  

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!”

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Now available...Project Life by Stampin' Up!  It's the beginning of a great partnership with Stampin' Up! and Becky Higgins!
Take a look at the video below (or HERE on You Tube) as I share some of my Project Life goodies!


Variety Pack 12" x 12" Project Life Photo
Pocket Pages
12 pages: 2 ea. of 6 designs.


Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
100 double-sided, color -coordinated cards in 3 sizes:
4" x 6", 4" x 4", and 3" x 4"


Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack
4 3" x 4" specialty cards; 8 sticker sheets;
1 acetate accents sheet; 8 wood accents;
2 epoxy stickers; 4 arrow paperclips;
1 roll washi tape (5 yds.)


Project Life Journaling Pens
2 pens (01 and 05)


Project Life Corner Punch


Cards & Labels Project Life Framelits Dies
5 dies


Project Life Day to Day Photopolymer Stamp Set
42 stamps

136706 Project Life Au jour le jour (Day to Day Set in French) $25.95

Project Life Point & Click Photopolymer Stamp Set
26 stamps


Project Life by Stampin' Up!...memory keeping and scrapbooking made simple!

Are You Ready for THIS??? Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Just so so excited to let you know Stampin' Up! has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs.

If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards. It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.  Watch this introduction below or HERE on You Tube.

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1! And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the products that will be available for purchase on May 1st:

This announcement of introducing this Project Life to our fabulous Stampin' Up! line has me super excited and motiviated to preserve many memories and photos that have been neglected!  If you are looking for an easier way to scrapbook, I can't wait to share this with you. Be sure to stay tuned and if you're not on my mailing list, you'll want to sign up now to not miss any announcements. Project Life by Stampin' Up! is going to be a fantastic solution for many us!

Celebrating Veterans Day- Stampin' Up! MDS

Celebrating Veterans Day - Stampin' Up! MDS

Celebrating Veterans Day with this Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio (MDS) page honoring my Dad.

This page is to honor him and all veterans who have served to protect and defend our country and its freedoms.  I offer my sincere gratitude.

Several kits and embellishments were combined to create this layout.  Beginning with a 12 x 12 page in Downtown Grunge, the page was saved as an 8 x 8 layout with a few adjustments.  Love that feature of MDS!

Here is a listing of MDS supplies used for this layout...

    _Designer Kits/Downtown Grunge - embellishments/Downtown Grunge - note tag

    Bunch of Backgrounds/Bunch of Backgrounds - weathered, Color = SOFT SUEDE
    Epic Overlays/Epic Overlays -alphabet stamps for veterans day
    Moments Ago/Moments Ago - happy

    Basics/Star Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Small Polka Dot/Riding Hood Red Small Polka Dot
    Basics/Star Punch,  Filled with: Designer Series Paper/Small Polka Dot/Not Quite Navy Small Polka Dot
    Basics/Star Punch, Fill Color = VERY VANILLA

Visit the Online Store to get MDS for only $19.95!  Available as a disc or download!
Or, try it FREE for 30 days HERE!

You can celebrate and preserve memories of Veterans Day or ANY day with Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio.



Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial-Starburst Technique


Using a Stampin' Spritzer, rubbing alcohol, and your choice in color of Classic Stampin' Ink Refills, you can create the beautiful Starburst technique that is super hot in the  crafting industry right now!

Here are a few tips:

  • Combine a few drops of re-inker and rubbing alcohol in your Stampin' Spritzer. For more darker color, add more drops of re-inker.
  • Clear your work space so you don't "color" your other pretties!
  • You might want to adhere your "mask" with a few pieces of washi tape.

    For these tips to make complete sense ;) the video below and let me know if you have questions!

Stampin' Up! Video Tutorial- Masking Technique

Scrapbook in Style this Holiday Season

Season Of Style Designer Journaling Tags

Get ready to scrapbook in style this holiday season with the new Season of Style Scrapbooking accessories from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

Shown above...

Season Of Style Designer Journaling Tags 132808  $4.95

Printed tags in a variety of sizes allow you to quickly and easily scrapbook your holiday memories when used with 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors. Also great for traditional scrapbooking or on cards. 35 heavy-weight, die-cut, printed tags: 1 ea. of 35 designs in 6 sizes. Sized to fit 8" x 8" Divided Page Protectors. Largest tag: 4" x 6". Acid free, lignin free.

Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Ring Album

Seasonal Stripes 8" X 8" Designer Ring Album 132259 $14.95

The Seasonal Stripes album is gorgeous and functional. Complete with 10 divided page protectors, this 8" x 8" ring album will hold special holiday memories forever. Holds 8" x 8" page protectors. Album size: 11-1/8" x 9-1/4" x 2-5/16". Includes 10 divided page protectors: 2 ea. of 5 designs.

Season Of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
Season Of Style Designer Series Paper Stack 132181 $6.95

Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Stitched Edge Ribbon
Cherry Cobbler 1" Grosgrain Stitched Edge Ribbon 132135 $8.95

Make a bold statement with this Cherry Cobbler grosgrain ribbon, edged with white. 1" wide; 10 yards.

Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments
Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments 132148 $5.95

Easy-to-use bow embellishment, perfect for holiday cards and more. Metal clips topped with grosgrain ribbon bows. 12 clips. 1" x 1". Coordinates with the Season of Style Suite.

Here's a tour of these fun accessories in a video from the Home Office...

Scrapbook with easy with these new Season of Style products from Stampin' Up!