You Make My Day!

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Hello friends!  Thank you so much for visiting me here on the Ink and Inspirations blog.  It truly makes my day to know you've checked in so that I can share what I love!

When I began this journey almost 15 years ago, little did I know how much this online community of paper crafters would mean to me.  You hear about it, sure, but I have experienced it first hand with so many who have followed, reached out, commented, or shared this little piece of my world.  I am truly grateful and I am looking forward to continuing to be part of your world.

If you will, I'd love for you to comment below and say hello!  And, be sure you have signed up HERE so I can share with you through your inbox each week to keep you informed on the latest.

May God bless you and your families. ---Lisa


Facebook Live- Craft and Chat with Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations

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It's time for Craft & Chat Live with Lisa on Facebook, Wednesday (today) at 2:00 PM Central Time, (3:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 PM MT, Noon PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

Join us for a little crafting and chatting this afternoon! I will be making a small banner for a wreath or for a tablescape.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 2 PM Central.  When you check-in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

Hope to see you later today on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!


The New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Is Live!

Im-so-excitedAren't you so excited that the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is LIVE?  We have some wonderful new products to create with and share with others!

If you do not have a new catalog in hand, you can click the photo below to see the Online Version!

04.01.21_SHAREABLE_AC_CATALOG_NAYou can also shop for the new products in the Online Store HERE.

And, to get you excited about some of the new goodies, here's a peek at a few of the suites of products!

If I can help you or you have questions about the new Stampin' Up! Catalog, contact me!

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Customer Spotlight: Lynn Chapman

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In this Customer Spotlight, we are recognizing Lynn Chapman from Georgia!  Although we have never met in person, I consider Lynn a dear friend.  She has been a part of my Stampin' Up! journey for many years and is an avid and talented card maker.  Here's Lynn...

 

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  1. How long have you been paper crafting?  
    I started crafting in 2007 when a friend from work invited me to go to a stamp club.  I was hooked from the first day.

  2. What is your favorite stamp set?
    It changes every day!  Right now I am in love with the Friends are like Seashells and Forever Fern, but when the new catalog comes out it may be something else.

  3. What is your favorite color or color combination?  
    BLUE!  I love anything that is any shade of blue.

  4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting project or technique? 
    I love making cards especially the fun folds and 3D types.

  5. What is your best tip for your fellow paper crafters?
     Continue to enjoy your crafting if it makes you happy and don’t let others influence you about spending time doing something you love.

Here's a great Father's Day card that Lynn created!

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Thank you, Lynn, for your input and for your support! 

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


2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Paper Share

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2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Paper Share
I am once again offering a Paper Share of the new designer papers in the upcoming annual catalog.  
 
Paper Share includes:
108 Sheets of 6” x 12” and 24 sheets of 6” x 6” (1 collection comes in 6” x 6” sheets)
Cost: $78 (includes shipping to you)
 
Designer Series Paper in the Paper Share includes:
Beauty of the Earth, Bloom Where You Are Planted, Expressions in Ink Specialty, Hand Penned, In the Wild, Pansy Petals, Simply Elegant Specialty, Sweet Symmetry, Tidings of Christmas, You're A Peach
 
Reserve your share now!
E-mail me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with your Name, Mailing Address, Phone, and PayPal email.
 
Timeline:
April 27th/28th - You will be emailed a request for payment through PayPal.
May 3rd - Deadline for payment.
May 4th - I will order the paper.  We are still dealing with global shipping issues so it may be a turnaround of 2-3 weeks or longer if there are backorders.
As soon as it’s received here, we will begin to prep for shipping to you.
Late May - Designer Paper shares will be mailed. ***In case of backorders, paper shares will not be mailed until all paper is received.

Notes:
Paper Shares are not eligible for Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards.
In case of backorders, shares will not be mailed until all papers are received.
Available for U.S. addresses/residents only. (U.S. Territories also included.)
 
Reserve your spot now- E-mail me for the 2021-2022 Designer Series Paper Share!

Customer Spotlight: Debbie Hebert

Customer-spotlightWelcome to our Customer Spotlight with Debbie Hebert!  Debbie is a long-time customer, dear friend, and is also a member of my Stampin' Up! Stars Team.

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

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  1. How long have you been paper crafting?  
    13 years... since July 2008

  2. What is your favorite stamp set?
    Dream Catcher by Stampin Up!

  3. What is your favorite color or color combination?
    Purples (Gorgeous Grape, for sure!)

  4. What is your favorite type of paper crafting project or technique?
     Cards of all kinds (And, she makes a LOT of cards!)

  5. What is your best tip for your fellow paper crafters?
    Make time for yourself to craft.

Here's a beautiful wedding card that Debbie created using Forever Blossoms.

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Debbie is a member of my local stamp club in Texas.  When I am in Missouri, she hosts the club in her home where she has a lovely setup for stamping and crafting.

Thank you, Debbie! 

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

 


Lisa's Road Trip - Special Giveaway

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The rest of this month will be packed full of fun for Jackie and me! Tomorrow we will be leaving on a road trip to Utah to visit five National Parks. (Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches, and Mesa Verde... Hooray!) Our daughter, Kristen, and her family will be joining us and we are beyond excited!
 
While we are away "from the desk",  I am offering a chance to win some prizes! Winners announced after our return.  There is no purchase necessary to be entered into the drawing.  (Only United States residents and addresses are eligible.)

Read on for the details...
There are two ways to be entered into the drawing for prizes:
  • Leave a comment on this post to receive one entry into the drawing.  Tell me your most favorite place you've ever visited! Your comment must be on this post. (I will have limited internet access and will not be able to check if you comment on the correct post.)
  • Receive two entries to the drawing by placing an online order with me from April 21st- April 30th.  (If you comment and place an order you will have THREE entries!). Remember that the Last Chance Special continues and retiring stamp sets are only guaranteed through April 23rd.
  • Only U.S. Residents and addresses are eligible to order from me or for this giveaway.

Winners will be posted here on the blog by May 5th!

There will be drawings for 4 prizes!   Three will be stamp sets and I will also be giving away one Mini Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine!  It's so cute!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Don't forget to leave a comment in the comment section on this post (below).  Then be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook.  I hope to be able to post photos of our road trip to Utah!

Free Online Card Class!

Receive free Paper Craft and Card Making project ideas and tips when you sign up for our mailing list!
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When you sign up for our mailing list, you will also receive a FREE online cardmaking class as well as a weekly email with project ideas, tips, and news from Lisa. 

Just follow the link below to sign up:

Click Here to Subscribe to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown

Thank you in advance for subscribing to receive free papercraft and card-making project ideas AND a FREE Online Card Class from Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations.  See you on the inside!


A Bronze Elite Star Celebration!

Bronze-eliteIt's celebration time as one of my Stampin' Up! Stars Team Members has promoted to Bronze Elite!

Based on the orders she has placed, Carol Peterson now holds the Bronze Elite title and I recently sent her a little gift!

Bronze-elite-starCarol is a hobby demonstrator on my team and makes some beautiful cards to send to her family and friends. 

Carol and I met online as she was a frequent visitor to my LIVE videos on Facebook.  It was a blessing when she decided to purchase the Starter Kit through me and join my team.  We have gotten to know each other better through our virtual team meetings and crafting sessions and have lots of fun visiting, talking about our families, sharing book ideas, and of course, stamping and crafting ideas!

If you'd ever like to join our community, we'd welcome you with open arms!  You can read more about it here.

Thanks for tuning in as we celebrate Stars Team Member, Carol Peterson, Bronze Elite.


Would You Like A New Stampin' Up! Catalog?

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It's almost time to place my order for the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog!  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to serve you, I would be honored!  Read on to see what you need to do to receive a catalog.

If you are one of my clients who has ordered $50 or more from me in the last 5 months, I will be sending you a complimentary catalog. If you do not wish to receive one, please let me know.
 
If you are in the United States and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and would like for me to serve you, please email me with your name, current address, and phone number and I will let you know how you can receive a catalog! (I will ask for $5 via PayPal to help pay for shipping your catalog.)
 
Stampin' Up! Demonstrators... please do not request a catalog.  Stampin' Up! will send you a complimentary catalog.
 
Thank you for your prompt reply!  Looking forward to sharing new products with you soon!
 

Fluttering Into March!

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We are fluttering into March longing for sunshine, flowers, and butterflies, and what better way to do that than to craft with beautiful butterflies! 

Stampin' Up! will introduce a new bundle as an early release from the 2021-2022 annual catalog. It will be available to you beginning tomorrow, March 2, 2021 in the Butterfly Bouquet promotion! 

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Look at this beautiful Butterfly Brilliance Bundle!  That stamp set is ONE, SINGLE, Background stamp!  And, the big butterflies have a die that cuts them all at once!  Plus, look at those fun texture dies and those mini butterflies!

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE  
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10% bundled savings.

Includes the Butterfly Brilliance cling stamp set and brilliant wings dies (see details above); early-release bundle from 2021 Annual Catalog available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion.

There are two packages of paper that are exclusive to this promotion.  While the stamp and die bundle will be available in the new annual catalog in MAY 2021, the papers will not be in the catalog and are only available in this promotion while supplies last!

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BUTTERFLY BIJOU 6” X 6” DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
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Exclusive Designer Series Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Some people call a group of butterflies a kaleidoscope, and that's what you'll get with the Butterfly Bijou 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper. Choose from glorious butterfly patterns in shades of aqua, pink, and yellow or watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. You can't go wrong with these unforgettable patterns.  

  • 48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6"
  • Acid free
  • Lignin free
  • Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, So Saffron.

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NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER  
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Exclusive Specialty Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.

  • 2 sheets
  • 12" x 12"
  • Non-porous

Get it all!

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BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION   
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Instead of ordering each product individually, get the Butterfly Brilliance collection. You’ll get one of each product at the best price.

Includes the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper.

Available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

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Butterfly Bouquet Promotion Special from Lisa...

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See you tomorrow with a project idea using this beautiful Butterfly Brilliance collection!
Until then, take care and let your light shine! (Matthew 5:16)

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Thank you for stopping by today!  Take care! - Lisa

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Facebook Live Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central

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Chat & Craft Live with Lisa on Facebook will take place on Wednesday at 10:00 AM Central Time (11:00 AM Eastern, 9:00 AM MT, 8:00 AM PT). I will be going LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You will see two projects made with the Hey Birthday Chick Bundle (English) [158631] that was just introduced this month from Stampin' Up!

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 10:00 AM Central.  When you check in at that time and do not see the LIVE video in progress, please refresh your page.

See you later today!  Join us!


{Flash} Super Bowl Sunday Thank You Gift!

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Happy Sunday, Friends!
Any football fans out there?  It's a big day especially if you love to watch the Super Bowl for commercials! (I do!).  
 
Let's have some fun with a Super Bowl Thank You Gift!  
 
---If the Kansas City Chiefs win, I will send you a pack of Champagne Rhinestone Jewels!
 
---If the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win, I will send you a pack of Matte Black Dots!
 
Plus, you will also be able to choose a FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Gift before you check out!  It's a WIN-WIN no matter which team wins!
 
 

Let's Stay Connected!

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Happy Tuesday!  If you are reading this post, you are taking a big step toward staying connected with all things Ink and Inspirations!

Here are the blog, I hope to inspire you to explore and expand your creativity.  You'll find project ideas, tips, video tutorials, and lots of Stampin' Up! news. 

I'd like to invite you to take another step!  Sign up to receive my newsletter and weekly emails!  There you will receive many project ideas that I do not share on any other platform.  Just sign up using the box in the upper right column of this blog or click HERE
When you sign up, you will receive a FREE online class with some of my favorite project ideas as a thank you gift!

Thank you to all of you who are already subscribers!  And, if you have not, won't you come on and join us? 

You can also connect with Ink and Inspirations on these other social networks:

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/inkandinspirations

Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkandinspirationsstampers/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/inkandinspirations/

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/inkinspirations/boards

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you soon in all the places!  Have a great day! ---Lisa