December 1st- Clearance Rack Update and Last Chance Products Promotion- While Supplies Last

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Tomorrow, there is a lot going on with Stampin' Up! on Thursday, December 1st!  There will be a Clearance Rack Refresh and the Last Chance Promotion begins. Everything is available only while supplies last!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon. It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 60% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Make your list to be ready to shop on December 1st!  After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last

You can take a look at the list of products in this promotion by downloading the document below.

Click---> Last Chance List PDF

You can also see the products that will still be available beyond this catalog by downloading the list below.

Click---> Carry Over List PDF

While you are shopping on December 1st, be sure to take a look at the Clearance Rack for more great deals!  The additional items won't be added until then so be sure to check on the 1st!

The Last Chance Promotion and a Clearance Rack Refresh with Stampin' Up! tomorrow, December 1st.


Seasons of Change

Backyard-viewThis is the beautiful view from the back of our cabin with fall boasting beautiful colors on the adjacent hillside.   Once these trees start displaying their colors, it doesn't last long so I was sure to get plenty of photos and FaceTimed family and friends so they could enjoy it, too.  There's a definite chill in the air and as I write this blog post, we are expecting the first freeze of the season tonight. 

We did "light the heater", as Mom used to say, and I'm wearing a worn but cozy robe that belonged to her.  Jackie and I are watching "The Voice" and are waiting on the baseball playoff game to start as my Dad would be if he was still with us.  He was a huge Astros fan and we all used to watch and cheer them on together.  Memories are priceless.

Life, like seasons, brings change and we must adjust.  Treasure each moment, each falling leaf, each life well lived. What a beautiful world and as Dad would say, "It's beautiful, wonderful life."

Stampin' Up! Mystery Host Party with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

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It's a Stampin' Up! Mystery Host Party! Place any order between now, September 26th and NOON, Central Time, on Friday, September 30th for a chance at the Host Rewards!

I thought we could have some fun here at the end of September with a mystery host party.
So what is a mystery host party?

Place any order through my online store using Host Code GZ6GQ44V and you will have a chance to earn the Host Rewards for FREE product of your choice!  The number and amount of orders placed will determine the host rewards that will be awarded!  It's always a lot of fun.

You can place any order beginning now on September 26th  through noon, Central Time, on Friday, September 30th.  Shortly afterward, I will be drawing the name of someone to receive the host rewards, and I might just have another prize to give away, too. Place your order at the link below and you'll be automatically entered into the drawing!


Don't Be A Sad Cat!

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Well, it's the last day of Sale-A-Bration, the clock is ticking and I don't want you to be a "sad cat"! 

 There have been several of you calling to place an order already...thank you!  So, if it's easier for you to call me to place your order, I am available from 4 PM CT - 5:30 CT then again from  8 PM- 10 PM CT! Call me if I can help!  409-719-2853

If you prefer to order online, here is the link---Lisa's Online Store



Reading, Gardening, Paper Crafting...What Is It For You?

Passionate-aboutWhich hobby is your "thing"?  The one that you are so passionate about that you are driven to find the time to do it?  Is it reading, gardening, sewing, or paper crafting?

If you are reading my blog, my guess is that you are pretty smitten with paper crafting and card making.  That's pretty much all we "talk about" here, right?  That and family, of course.

This is a personal invitation for you to sign up for my email list so that you can get even more ideas, tips, and more about me. ;)  Typically, it's one email a week unless there is a special that's announced, a class that I am offering, anything time-sensitive, or if I think you might need to be reminded about something a few me. ;)

Just for signing up, you will get a special online card class that you can adapt and create with supplies that you have on hand. 

It's free and I'd love for you to sign up!  Here's the it now!

In the words of Julia Child... "keep tremendously interested" in paper crafting!

It's A Wonderful Life

Dear Friends,
My sweet Dad passed from this life last Friday and we will lay him to rest this Friday.  Special thanks to all of you who have prayed for him and expressed your supportive thoughts.
If you could have talked to my Dad during these last few weeks, he would have told you that "it’s a wonderful life and to enjoy life to the fullest!"
He was always so supportive of me and my business and proud of the accomplishments that I have achieved with Stampin’ Up!
In his honor, I’m offering an “It’s A Wonderful Life” promotion.
Place an order of $35 or more by the end of the day on July 31st, and I’ll do a random draw on Monday for three people to receive a $50 gift certificate to use by August 31, 2022.
Thank you for your continued support.
Love, Lisa

Customer Spotlight: Julie Osuch


Welcome to our Customer Spotlight with Julie Osuch!  Julie is an avid card make and paper crafter and makes many cards each year.

Our Customer Spotlight highlights one of my Stampin' Up! customers that share some information about themselves by answering a short survey.  Here's Julie!


1. How long have you been paper crafting?

I started out scrapbooking when my grandkids started coming 38 years ago.
I am now 78 and have graduated to cards. I make cards for my kids, my grandkids, and people
from my church. I make everyone birthday cards, anniversary cards and Christmas cards.
I make cards for 178 people. I have my Christmas cards done for this year.

2. What is your favorite stamp set?
Barn Door. I am not sure if Stampin’ Up! still has this but I certainly made a lot of them.

3. What is your favorite color combination?
My favorite color combination is purple and violet but I like adding different paper textures of
the same color group. Sometimes, I like to machine stitch around the outer layers for added

4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting or technique?
I like to have different textures and layers to my cards. I have just recently started making
many of the same cards to more finely develop my skills. Many times, the card I start out with
is not the same as the cards I end up with. I have most recently been using 5-1/4 x 5-1/4
cards. This gives me more room to develop my scene.

Here's a beautiful card that Julie created...

Julie-Osuch-floralLove that purple!

Special note from Julie:  I have two miniature schnauzers in my house and after breakfast, I call to them, "Let's go make cards" and they come running!

Thank you, Julie, for sharing with us!

If you'd like to be featured in a future Customer Spotlight post, e-mail me!


Sales Tax Holiday


It's that time of year for Back to School Sales Tax Holiday in several states! This includes several Stampin' Up! supplies such as markers, Stampin' Blends, adhesives, Paper Snips, and Grid Paper. It's a great time to stock up! Take a look at the detailed spreadsheet at the link below to see if your state is included along with particulars for your state.
Official Spreadsheet:
July 15-17: Alabama
July 15-16 Puerto Rico
July 22- Aug 8: Florida
July 29-31: Tennessee
Aug 6-7: Arkansas
Aug 5-14: Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio
August 5-7: Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia

New Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog is LIVE!

Product-prreeview-JD2022The new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is LIVE!  This mini catalog is chock full of holiday crafting products as well as all occasion products. In last night's YouTube Premiere, many of the products were previewed. 

During July and August of 2022, it is also Sale-A-Bration where you can earn FREE products with your $50 or $100 purchases!

Take a look at these in the recording of the video below and start your wish list!

If you do not have Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a new mini catalog, please e-mail me.

The new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog is now LIVE and you can shop the online store HERE!

YouTube Premiere- Stampin' Up! July -December 2022 Product Preview

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Join Lisa on Thursday evening for a YouTube Premiere and for a preview of some of the new products from the Stampin' Up! July -December 2022 Mini Catalog.

Visit the link below to set a reminder to see the video when it premieres. Sign in to your Google account so we can chat!

Go there now to set a reminder!

***Please note later time!

Thursday, June 30, 7 PM ET, 6 PM CT, 5 PM MT, 4 PM PT

See you this evening on YouTube!

New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Paper Share!

Paper-Share- Mini-JD2022It's time for the Stampin' Up! July-December 2022 Designer Paper Share!



  • Reserve by July 1st.
  • Cost: $77.35 plus $8.50 Priority Shipping to You. ($85.85 total)
  • Payment only via PayPal Friends & Family or personal check mailed to me.
  • Payment is due to me by July 7, 2022. Orders will be placed by July 11th.
  • U.S. Addresses only.
  • We will cut, package, and mail your paper by July 25th. (Backorders may delay shipping of paper.)
    Included in the Paper Share...

    Black & White Designs: 2 - 6 x 12 Sheets of 6 designs
    Boughs of Holly: 2- 6 x 12 Sheets of 6 designs
Festive Foils: 6 - 6 x 12 sheets of 3 designs
    Lights Aglow: 24 - 6 x 6 Sheets of 12 designs
    Gingham Cottage: 24- 6 x 12 Sheets of 12 designs
    Rustic Harvest: 2- 6 x 12 Sheets of 6 designs
    Santa Express: 2- 6 x 12 Sheets of 6 designs
    Splendid Day: 2- 6 x 12 Sheets of 6 designs
    Storybook Gnomes: 2 - 6 x 12 Sheets of 6 designs
    Sweetest Christmas: 2- 6 x 12 Sheets of 6 designs

You will also receive a thank you gift from me!

(Paper Share does not include Painted Christmas DSP which is carried over from last year.)
E-mail Lisa today to reserve your paper share!

Last Chance Sale Begins Today!


The Last Chance List for the current Mini Catalog is now available!

Many items are reduced and the sale begins tomorrow, June 1st!

See the list of the Last Chance and discounted items HERE.

You can also see the items on the Online Store HERE.

Availability of these items is only while supplies last and there are no guarantees!

Products sell out fast so visit the Online Store HERE today and share this sale with your friends!

P.S. The Buy One, Get One 50% Off of our Kit Collection begins today, too!


Mark Your Calendars!

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Here we are, closing out another month and heading into Summer!  Our June Newsletter will go out tomorrow afternoon (so be sure to subscribe) but there is a lot on the calendar this month so I wanted to share in these items here on Ink and Inspirations.  
Month-long specials and promotions are listed first with Online Event Dates following. 
Mark your calendars!
First up... June 1- 30, 2022 - It's my birthday month...June 4th is my birthday!
I will be having a month end giveaway! For each $50 in product purchased (Host Code: 2XS9GWAS), get TWO entries for the drawing for prizes which include gift certificates for my Stampin' Up! Online Store just in time for the new Mini Catalog!(1) $50 Gift Certificate, (4) $25 Gift Certificates. (To be redeemed by August 31, 2022). 
*** Also, I would love to receive one of your awesome handmade cards for my birthday that I can share on one of my videos!
Lisa Brown
23603 State Hwy 112
Cassville MO 65625
Kit Collection Buy One, Get One 50% off
June 1-30, 2022 Kit Collection Buy 1, Get 1 50% Off!Visit the Online Store to see our fabulous Kit Collection!  These are all-inclusive kits with everything you need to make some great projects!No limit to how many you can buy and with each two that you put in your cart, you get the higher priced kit at 50% off!These make great summertime projects and are perfect for gifts!  Stock up and save!  The offer begins June 1!

On Friday February 11, 2022, my dear friend's (Alicia) 16 year old son, Carlos, went into the ER for abdominal pain and after a CT scan showing swollen lymph nodes and abnormal lab work, he was transferred to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston. 

After a biopsy, bone marrow biopsies and lumbar puncture, Carlos was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma.  He has overcome many hurdles and is doing better but he has been at Texas Children’s since that day in February. 

During the month of June, I will be donating the proceeds from my Stampin’ Up! sales to the Rodriguez family. Please know that with each order you place from me, you are helping this sweet family during this very difficult time. Thank you so much!






Mark Your Calendars!

June 2- YouTube Premiere Featuring He's All That (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) 

June 9- YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) 

June 11 - Special Facebook Live featuring a Kit from the Kit Collection (12 PM ET, 11 AM CT) (Cancelled due to family emergency)

June 12 - Kit Together on YouTube featuring another kit from our Kit Collection! Cancelled due to family emergency)

(7 PM ET, 6 PM CT)

June 16 - YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) (Pending)

June 18 - Simple Saturday Stamping in our Private FB Group -LIVE...Join us! (12 PM ET, 11 AM CT) (Pending)

June 21 - Coffee & Cards YouTube  (11 AM ET, 10 AM CT) (Pending)

June 23 -  YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) (Pending)

June 30 - YouTube Premiere (7 PM ET, 6 PM CT) (Pending)

Mark your calendars and let's bust into June with lots of crafting fun!

Ink and Inspirations Craft Candy 6

Ink and Inspirations Craft Candy 6 with Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

There are two ways to enter to win Craft Candy 6.

*One (1) entryLeave a comment at the bottom of this blog post.

*Two (2) entries for every $50 when placing a Stampin’ Up! order with Lisa Brown between May 23 and May 29, 2022.  Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to get an additional entry!

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Ink and Inspirations Craft Candy 6:

  • Island Vibes Stamp Set
  • Waves Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Click HERE to place your order!

Craft Candy 5!  Congratulations to Phyllis W.! Your name was drawn as the winner of Craft Candy 5!  E-mail me with your name and U.S. mailing address!

The winner of Craft Candy 6 will be announced here on the blog next Monday!

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Thank You Gifts:

  • Receive a Thank You Card or Tag from Lisa with any order.
  • All orders of $50 or more using Host Code NGC6VWRN will receive an additional gift with your card or tag from Lisa.

Click here to shop online with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.

Love to Stamp & Create?



Love to Stamp & Create?Join Our Community of Stampers!
We welcome everyone in our Stampin' Up! community! 
Come join us and be a part of the Ink and Inspirations Stars group!
  • During the month of May 2022, the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit includes an additional $66.50 of FREE 2022–2024 In Color products: In Color Grid Paper, In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Card Stock Collection, and the In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortments. This offer ends May 31, 2022.
  • The cost is $99 and you can select any current Stampin’ Up! products... up to $125. (Shipping is FREE!)
  • Also included is a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit!
  • We would love for you to join our Ink and Inspirations Stars Community and you can do so by purchasing the Starter Kit. Please contact me if you have any questions!  To learn more, CLICK HERE!Email  or call/text 409-719-2853. MKTL_FLY_US_0522_IN_COLOR_STARTER_KIT
    Become part of a fun group that loves to stamp & create!  Check out the Starter Kit Special today!