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Why I Started Stamping

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I suppose we all have our own story on the "why" we started stamping.   Mine is quite common but just in case you're interested, here's my story.

When our girls were in high school, they were in MANY extracurricular activities and we took lots of pictures.  Both girls were also involved in dance classes outside of school and of course, we had lots of photos of  that activity as well.

So I decided to start doing something with those photos.  I had done some scrapbooking as a young girl but it had been years since I had done any.type of real memory keeping.

I had a lot of fun doing those elaborate pages that took hours to do and really made some nice layouts and albums. 

One day in the spring of 2006, my daughter wanted me to attend a party that her friend was giving... a rubber stamping party, she said.  Stamping Up, she said. Reluctantly, I agreed. I had never heard of Stampin' Up! and I secretly thought "who needs rubber stamps"?  I know...that's pretty funny, right?

All it took was putting that first stamp to ink and then to paper.  That's it.  We made a cute card and I thought how clever that was.  I could always use cards.  So my daughter and I placed an order together. We could share our new "stuff". 

Then one day, that same demonstrator who gave that party called and told me I could get lots more goodies if I just purchased the Starter Kit.  I think there may have been a special.  I know I paid a lot more that $99. But, I was thrilled to get my hands on more stuff.  And, the demo told me, you will be a demonstrator.  I told her I never planned on demonstrating anything.  :)

I got my kit and was super excited to use my stamps in my scrapbooking and of course, make some cards.   Then one day my demonstrator friend asked me to conduct a "party" that she wasn't able to do.  I couldn't do that, I said.  She insisted and I fell in love with the whole process and almost 13 years later, I am still sharing something that I love to do! 

I'd love to hear your "Why I Started Stamping" story so just share in the comment section below or email me!

 


Live with Lisa Facebook, Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 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.

We will be making a cute basket for a little Easter gift!

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


One of My Favorite Restaurants!

Restaurant-buckinghams-1One of my favorite places to eat while we are in Missouri is at Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q in Springfield.  As you can see from the sign, it's been voted as Springfield's best BBQ and has even been featured on the Travel Channel!

Restaurant-buckinghams-2Conveniently located across from Bass Pro Shop, there is sure to be something on the menu for everyone's taste! My favorite of all is the pulled pork, sweet potato fries, and cole slaw! Delicious!  It's a super casual atmosphere and seating outside and in.

Restaurant-buckinghams-jackieHere's Mr. Brown with a plate full of pulled pork, ham, and sausage!  The potato salad is really good, too!

My friend, Bonnie of Calamity Jane's Cottage Shop on Facebook, loves the burnt ends.  She'll go up to the order window and order burnt "butts" though!  LOL. And, she'll be as serious as ever because that's what she calls them!

If you're ever in the Show-Me State near Springfield stop by Buckingham's and get some of their delicious bar-b-q!   I believe there may be some other locations but this one is conveniently located!  Hope if you're in the area you'll stop and enjoy one of my favorite restaurants.

 


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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Facebook Live with Lisa, Thursday at 6:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 6:00 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.

Please join us on Facebook tonight at 6:00 PM Central!


Where You Can Find Me Besides My Blog!

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Do you know where else you can find me besides here on the blog?  Follow me on these social networks to keep in touch!

Follow me on Instagram HERE.  See photos of work in progress, inspiration, and a bit of what's going on in my life.

Join me on Facebook HERE. Be sure to  LIKE my page so you can join in on our LIVE videos!

Visit my Pinterest page to Pin your favorites to your boards.

Like to Tweet? Follow me on Twitter HERE.

Thank you for visiting my blog! If you enjoy any of the other social networks, I hope you will follow me there as well!

 


Top 5 Reasons to Start Your Own Stamping Business

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There are many of you who have thought about starting your own stamping business, right? Well, here are my top 5 reasons why now is the time!

 

1. Until March 31, 2019, there are two great options of great value:

Option 1: $99 Starter Kit- Instead of the usual $125 in product that you are allowed to choose for your Starter Kit, add an additional $50 to get $175 of your choice for your kit.

Option2: $129 Starter Kit- Get $175 worth of product of your choosing along with the Craft and Carry Tote ($50 value)

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2. Flexibility- Work your business your way. Set your own hours!

3. Earn Extra Income- Whether you want to earn money to help pay bills, save for a vacation, help fund your children's extra curricular activities, save or add to your retirement fund, or to make this your career, Stampin' Up! offers a fabulous opportunity!

4. 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 demo support with friendly staff that are eager to offer assistance and answer questions!...and,
    •  As a member of my Ink and Inspirations Stars team, you will gain access to a members only Facebook Group, weekly emails, and monthly online meetings with information and inspiration to help you with your business!

5. Relationships and Community- Become part of a supportive community of others who love to stamp and share it with others. 

Become Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products to start your business.  

Questions? E-mail me!

Or, if you've been considering starting your own stamping business for a while and are ready...JOIN NOW!

Lots of reasons that now is the time to start your business as demonstrator...are you ready?

 

 

 

 


Happy Mardi Gras!

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Happy Mardi Gras! 

Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) is today and this little girl is showing off some her beads that she was given during the parades this weekend!  Everyone wanted to throw Mia some beads.  Most would simply hand a trinket or toy off of their float and say "for the baby".  She had quiet a haul over the three day period of parades of Mardi Gras Southeast Texas.

Here we are (Honey and Papa) with our little bundle of joy!

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The three colors of Mardi Gras are purple which represents justice, green which represents Faith,  and gold which represents power. 

If we want to translate those colors into Stampin' Up! colors this year, we would have:

Purple- Gorgeous Grape

Green - Call Me Clover

Gold - Crushed Curry

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. You can see other Mardi Gras projects that I've created here with this treat and here with this decorative banner which hung on my back door for years!

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at our weekend and Happy Mardi Gras!

 


More FREE Choices for Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

Now there are even more choices that you can earn for FREE from Stampin' Up!  It's the last month of Sale-A-Bration so let's take a look at all of your options!

Sab-extrasAlong with the available items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure and the online store, these items have been added to receive for FREE.  Get the details HERE in the Online Store!

And, to add more to your crafting fun, take a look at these products that are available for purchase...while supplies last!  These products coordinate with some of our Sale-A-Bration freebies!

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If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to serve you!  Please click on the links below to be taken to the Online Store to purchase these Sale-A-Bration coordination products.

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Take a look below to see how these products coordinate beautifully!

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Ready to shop?  Read about my offers below!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *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!

 

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These Sale-A-Bration freebies and coordination products are only available while supplies last!  Take advantage of these choices and new products today!


Are You On the List?

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As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I enjoy sharing great project ideas and tips with all of you. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Now, if you'd like even more crafting fun, you should be on my mailing list!

If you have not signed up, be sure to do so you can to receive my weekly emails which contain project ideas exclusively for my subscribers. 

Just follow the link below to sign up!

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Inspire Your Heart With Art!

Inspire-heartHappy Inspire Your Heart With Art Day!

We are so fortunate that we love a craft that is a "giving" craft!  Most of what we create, we give away.  It is such a beautiful way to spread the light of love with others.  I challenge you to send someone one of your handmade creations today!

Foil-kit-sab.facebook-photoSale-A-Bration has been such a wonderful Stampin' Up! celebration and we are not even a month into this awesome event!

You all are loving the choices that you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Some of the items have been so popular that these are almost GONE!  Pictured above are the Precious Parcel Card Kit and the Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets.  You crafters have been showing these two products so much love that the supply is depleting quickly!  If you haven't had the chance to order and earn these two items for FREE, do not hesitate any longer!  Order now! Earn a FREE item with each $50 in product purchase (before shipping and tax).

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Join us LIVE on my Facebook page tonight as we make three cards using the Needle & Thread bundle!  

Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 8:00 PM Central Time (9:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM MT, 6:00 PM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 8:00 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.

Have a great Inspire Your Heart With Art Day and celebrate it by sharing a handmade creation today and joining us this evening on the Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.


Facebook Live with Lisa, Thursday at 8:00 PM Central Time

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Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place tonight at 8:00 PM Central Time (9:00 PM Eastern, 7:00 PM MT, 6:00 Pm PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 8:00 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 sharing two projects made with the Incredible Like You stamp set!

Lisa's Specials:

  • *HOST CODE: CVQ6GCJD  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 to see you tonight for Live with Lisa on Facebook,8:00 PM Central...have a great day and I'll see you tonight!