Coloring with Stampin' Blends

IMG_2506Coloring this image with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers was so much fun!  Isn't this wonderful Noah's Ark depiction?  

This image is from the Perfectly Paired stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  It is a retiring set so if it touches your heart like it did mine, you must get it!

This is a set that I will keep in my collection forever.  I help coordinate a Caring Cards Ministry for our parish family at church and this is a great set for that ministry!  I think it's appropriate for any age!

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Today's video tutorial focuses on the coloring with the Stampin' Blends.  The video is 2x the normal speed but I think it will be fine for you to see the process.  Let's take a look...

 



If you'd like to make a sweet card like this, here are the Stampin' Blends that you'll need! Just click on the links to shop my Online Store.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Stampin' Blends make coloring very easy.  Try them!
  • As you can see, I do not have any special technique for coloring.  The more you do it, the more FUN it gets!
  • If you can only get a few colors to start, I've got some advice on getting started HERE.

Hope you've enjoyed watching me color with Stampin' Blends and realize you need this Perfectly Paired Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


Tribute to Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree

Lovely-as-a-tree-128655GHere she is...the much loved Lovely As A Tree from Stampin' Up! 

This awesome and iconic set debuted in 2001!  2001!  Sadly, this beautiful and versatile set is retiring this year and will only be guaranteed available through May 24, 2019. 

If you do not have this set, you MUST! NO wood mount stamp sets will be available beginning with the new Stampin' Up! catalog so consider ordering it in wood mount.  I predict it will be a highly sought-after stamp set and a valued one for collections.

Yesterday evening, my Facebook Live focused on this stamp set and a style of card that I have created many times through the years.

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Dimensions for cutting: DSP 4" x 5 1/4",
Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Whisper White 2 1/4" x 4 1/2",
Cardstock layer behind image 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Below is a recording of that video...

 

Buy Lovely As A Tree in Wood Mount or Clear Mount!

Here are some other cards created over the years with this amazing set!

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Dimensions for cutting: Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2",
Embossed cardstock layer 4" x 5 1/4",
Whisper White 2" x 4 1/2" and 2 1/4" x 4 3/4",
Basic Black 2 1/8" x 4 5/8"

Are you convinced that you must add this set to your collection?  I don't want you to miss out. Here's what you do next!

  1. Visit the Online Store at this link.
  2. Or, go directly to Lovely As A Tree (wood mount) or Lovely As A Tree (clear mount).  Add to your cart.
  3. Order some new Sponge Daubers and Stamping Sponges to use for this technique.
  4. Look through the paper and ink sections to be sure you have the colors that you need.
  5. Add Host Code MJKMNESH to your order if your total is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  (If $150 or more before shipping and tax, DO NOT use the code.  I will send your gift AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order.)
  6. Wait patiently for your order to arrive then make some fabulous cards!

Thank you for joining in on this tribute to Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree and hope you will e-mail me a photo of your cards made with this wonderful set!


Fun Fold Card Idea

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Last night on our Facebook LIVE broadcast, we made this fun fold card idea with the Little Twinkle stamp set from Stampin' Up!  It's an easy assembly and I hope you'll give it a try. 

Here's the recording of the Live video along with a little Stampin' Up! news at the beginning. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • Use the same color of card base for the inside piece of card 1 3/4" x 4 1/2".
  • The contrasting layer is 5 1/4" x 4".
  • You will need scrap pieces of both colors of cardstock for punching circles and starburst.
  • Cut Designer Paper to 6" x 2" and score at 3/4" on the 6" side.

Here's a photo of the inside of the finished card...

Fub-fold-card-idea-fb-liveSupplies used for creating this fun-fold card:

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Host Code Details- MJKMNESH

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 fun-fold card technique on your next cardmaking project then visit Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook, LIKE my page, click on Follow and SEE First so you can get notifications when I am LIVE!


Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 6:30 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:30 PM Central Time (7:30 PM Eastern,5:30 PM MT, 4:30 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:30 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 an easy fun-fold card!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:30 PM Central!


Last Day of Sale-A-Bration!

Last-dayIt's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so don't let this be you!

Many of you have taken advantage of the great opportunity to earn some product for FREE but if you haven't, there is STILL TIME!  Shop now and see all of the choices of FREE product with a qualifying order.

And, if you have been thinking about trying out the demonstrator side of Stampin' Up!, there is a great promotion that ends at 11:50 PM MT tonight!  Get $175 in your Starter Kit for $99 and FREE shipping!
Want to know more? Check out the information HERE or contact me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com.

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In case you missed it, here is the recording of the project we made last night on Facebook LIVE.

Today's the last day of Sale-A-Bration so I am here to help you with your orders or answer your questions!  Hope to talk to you soon!

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Cardmaking Tip- Cluster Stamping Technique

Cardmaking-tip-cluster-stampingToday's tip is a cardmaking technique that is a fun way to add a sentiment to your creations that we call Cluster Stamping.

The stamp set featured in this video tutorial is So Hoppy Together which is one of the sets that you can choose for FREE with your qualifying purchase through March 31, 2019.  That's right!  Only 3 more days!

We created this card on one of my Final Countdown to Sale-A-Bration on my Facebook page.
You can see more on the cute images in this set on this post about Stamp Surgery.

Let's take a look at this Cluster Stamping technique in this video tutorial.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • This technique is easiest with smaller sentiment steps but don't let that stop you!  Try out some larger stamps and let us know how it works.
  • The cute little frog on this card is colored with our Stampin' Up! alcohol markers, Stampin' Blends.  If you haven't tried these, please take the plunge and do!  So fun and easy!

3daysOnly 3 More Days of Sale-A-Bration!

Now that you've watched the video and seen this technique, visit the Online Store to shop and earn some FREE goodies! See you again soon!


Sale-A-Bration Countdown: 6 Days Remaining

Saleabration-countdown-8The countdown is on and with just 6 days remaining in Sale-A-Bration, this card shows off three of the products that are choices with a qualifying purchase. 

To mark the countdown, I have been creating these cards on Facebook Live broadcasts.  If you would like to get in on the fun, be sure to go to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook and LIKE my page. Then, be sure to make sure you are Following and indicate as below...

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Below is the recording of the LIVE broadcast for this card idea.  Take a look!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • There are three products used in making this card that can each be earned for FREE with a $50 purchase before shipping and tax. Note the price is $0.00 because these can only be earned for FREE.

Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [149698] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2UfUkWG

Part Of My Story Cling Stamp Set [149719] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2JKdGPN

Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper [149622] $0.00 –– http://bit.ly/2TRBoK8

  • Purchase a minimum of $50 in product and earn one of these.
  • Purchase a minimum of $100 in product and earn two of the above.
  • Purchase a minimum of $150 in product and earn all three plus you will be eligible for Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!

And, when you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, CQ4QFFQS, 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!

If you prefer, I will be happy to place your order for you! E-mail me or call me at 409-719-2853 and I will be happy to help you! I don't want you to miss the chance to earn these great products for FREE.

Saleabration-countdown-8bThere are only 6 days remaining in the Sale-A-Bration Countdown so shop now and I'll be back tomorrow with another project idea!


Cardmaking Video with Beautiful Vellum

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Today's project features a simple cardmaking project and video tutorial with some beautiful vellum.   This particular print design is from the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper collection from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog.

Admittedly, sometimes this card maker will shy away from using vellum.  The adhesive has to be strategically placed.  With this beautiful print, it was easy to camouflage behind some of the colored blossoms and the die cut label.  

Let's take a look at the video tutorial.  You'll see how this vellum piece just "makes" this card!

 

Lisa's Inkings:

  • The card base is Petal Pink cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Vellum layer is cut 4" x 5 1/4".
  • The label is die cut from a 4" x 5" piece of Whisper White card stock.
  • You'll need  14" - 18" of ribbon.

Here are the supplies used to create this card.  Just click the pics below to shop!

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Cardmaking-with-vellumAdding the little bit of bling to this card gave it a special touch!

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see the simple and fun way that I finish the inside of my cards in a "Your Questions Answered" video!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS  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!

Try a little vellum in your next cardmaking project and I will see you in the next post. Hugs to you, Lisa.

 


Stampin' Up! Easter Card and Video

Stampin-up-easter-cardIsn't this bunny on this Easter card so adorable?  He's from the Stampin' Up! Fable Friends stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  When I saw the images in this set, I fell in love...just the cutest ever.  Looks like straight from a child's storybook!

If you like to color, these will be dear to your heart, too.  I've used Stampin' Blends here but you could use Watercolor Paper and Aqua Painter or Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens.

Here's a recording of the Facebook Live broadcast of the makings of this Easter card.  Get your cup of coffee or a glass of tea or water and enjoy!

Lisa's Inklings:
Base: Highland Heather 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Crumb Cake: 4 x 5 1/4"
Whisper White: 3 3/4 x 5
Gingham Gala: 1 7/8" x 4 7/8"
Shimmery White for die cutting 4" x3"
Sparkle Glimmer Paper 1/2" x 4 7/8"

 

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Here are the supplies for this project.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you. 

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Here's a peek at the inside of the card...

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You could even decorate the envelope in this same way!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS  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!

Hope this card made with Stampin' Up! Fable Friends inspires you to start making Easter cards so shop now and have fun!

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Add This Simple Special Touch to Your Cardmaking

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Today's project features a tip that you can use to add a special touch to your cardmaking.  It's simple and a little "dab" will do ya!  (I am definitely dating myself!)

The main image on this card is from one of the beautiful Sale-A-Bration sets, All Adorned, which was released in February. You can only get it by earning it for FREE with a $50 product purchase. This ornate look inspired me to create a card to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, March 17th.  But, really, you can wish someone a lucky day any time!

Instead of using the traditional greens, Mint Macaron and Shaded Spruce from Stampin' Up! take the spotlight here.  And, see that little sparkle and shine?  That's the secret!  Let's take a look at today's video tutorial.

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The card base is Mint Macaron cut at 4 1/4" x 11".
  • Shaded Spruce layer is cut  4" x 4 3/4".
  • The Gold Glimmer strips are cut 4" x 1/2".
  • Whisper White for the main image is cut 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".

Here are the supplies used for this cardmaking project.  Simply click the links for more information or to shop.  I would love to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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We are into the final weeks of Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration and I do not want you to miss out on this great promotion!  
And, it's your last chance to earn your way to my virtual party in April, Lisa's Sale-A-Bration Celebration!

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Gift from Lisa with Qualifying Purchase!

*HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS   Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store in March 2019 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!

Add this simple special touch to your cardmaking to dazzle and delight your recipients!


Simple Cardmaking with Painted Seasons

Simple-cardmaking-painted-seasonsToday's project is a simple cardmaking idea using some of the beautiful Sale-A-Bration products from Stampin' Up!

Did you know that this beautiful Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper is now available from Stampin' Up! as one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration choices with a $50 purchase?   Read all about it HERE!

Below you'll see a video of the assembly of this card.  Let's take a look!

Read on for product and cutting details.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer series paper  to 2" x 4".
  • Cut Pool Party cardstock to 4 x 3 1/2".
  • You'll need some small pieces of scrap Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party for punched pieces.

Here are the links to the products in the Online Store.

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Items marked with $0.00 are FREE with a qualifying purchase.  See the Sale-A-Bration choices and qualifying amounts HERE in the Online Store.

Now's the time to shop and earn some FREE items for your cardmaking and paper crafting.  I would be honored to serve as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Please e-mail me with questions or help in placing an order!

Promotions:

  • *HOST CODE: CQ4QFFQS   Use this code when placing an order in my Stampin' Up! Online Store in March 2019 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-nowTry this simple cardmaking idea for your next project and share this video with your paper crafting friends!


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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Ready to shop?  Read about my offers below!

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!


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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