My Dad's 90th!

Dad-90Yesterday was my sweet Dad's 90th Birthday!  We celebrated last night with family at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in Southeast Texas. 

Our Dad is a fit, fun, and full of life 90 year old!  We had so much fun.  Two of my siblings were there...my youngest brother joined via FaceTime from Oklahoma.

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Three of his siblings were able to join us.  His brother was visiting family in Houston.  There were 11 siblings in their family.

SiblingsHere he is with sweet little Mia!

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I made the cupcake toppers for his birthday cupcakes using the Make A Difference stamp set and the Golden Honey Designer Paper from the Sale-A-Bration brochure

CupcakesMia helped me make the birthday card using a retired stamp set and the Country Club Designer Series Paper.

It was a grand celebration for Dad's 90th!  Thanks for tuning in to read all about it!


Stamp Club Fun!

My local Texas Stamp Club met yesterday afternoon for a combo Holiday/First Month of Sale-A-Bration party!

Since I was under the weather before, during, and after the holidays, I had to put my Club Christmas Party on hold.  So we had a January celebration and we all had a blast visiting and crafting together.  It was like a family reunion!

Most of these ladies have been with me since my Stampin' Up! beginning!  It's a close group and we celebrate our joys and console and support each other during sorrowful and stressful times.  Even more special, this group continues to meet even when Jackie and I are in Missouri.  One of my sweet Stars team members holds the club gathering at her home and I'll ship the projects and directions and pop in virtually through FaceTime.  (Thank you, Debbie!)

Here are a few photos from our gathering...

IMG_2121Lisa and Debbie working on a Valentine project.

IMG_2122Sue coloring her "poppies"!

IMG_2126Rachel with her fun fold Valentine.

IMG_2128Melinda loves coloring with Stampin' Blends!

IMG_2127Stephanie coloring her stamped images for her poppies card.

IMG_2124Little Mia had to join in on the fun and be one of the gals!

Even if you don't live close enough to stamp with me in person, we can stay connected!

 

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New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog Designer Paper and Ribbon Share!

Try a sampling of the designer papers and ribbons/twines from the new Stampin' Up! January - June 2020 Mini Catalog!

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For only $33.00 (includes shipping), you will receive 84 total, 6" x 6" sheets of these designer papers!

  • From My Heart (Specialty Designer Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Parisian Blossoms (Specialty Designer Paper) – 12 sheets
  • Birthday Bonanza – 12 sheets
  • Peaceful Poppies – 12 sheets
  • Tropical Oasis – 12 sheets
  • Country Club – 12 sheets
  • Best Dressed – 12 sheets

Ribbon-share-miniFor only $20 (includes shipping), you will receive 20 yards totals of these new ribbons from the Mini Catalog!

  • Real Red 3/8″ Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Ruched Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
  • 5/16″ Braided Burlap Trim – 2 1/2 yards
  • Country Club Twine Combo Pack – 1 1/4 yards of each color / 5 yards total
  • Mint Macaron 1/8″ Sheer Linen Ribbon - 2 1/2 yds

Here's How to Reserve the New Mini Catalog Paper and/or Ribbon Share:
E-mail me with the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping address and phone number (U.S. Addresses Only)
  • Email that you use for PayPal
  • Please put Mini Catalog Paper Share and/or Ribbon Share in the subject line

I will add you to the list and will email you with the request for payment through PayPal.

COST:

  • $33 (includes shipping) for 84, 6" x 6" sheets for Designer Series Paper Share.
  • $20 (includes shipping) for 20 yards total of Ribbon and Twine for the Ribbon Share.
  • Purchase both Designer Paper Share and Ribbon Share for $48 (including shipping) and receive a FREE gift from me!
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown. (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • U.S. Addresses Only

Can't wait to share these wonderful new products with you! Sign up today for this paper and ribbon share...email me now!


A Family Favorite Party Dish for Christmas

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Today's share is a different type of post with one of our family's favorite appetizer/party foods and the recipe! I have shared this recipe before but it is worth repeating in case you missed it!  There is not a holiday family gathering without this Cream Cheese Ball on the table.  It is yummy and easy to make!

A dear friend of mine, who passed away a few years ago, shared this recipe with me and I cannot make it without thinking of her. All I had to do was make it once and it was an instant hit! And, woe to me if I forget to bring it to the party!

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Does your family have favorite dishes that you enjoy for the holidays?  This is just one of our must-haves for EVERY Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Another is a Corn Casserole that is DELICIOUS!  I'll hope to be able to share that with you soon.

Below is the link to the recipe that you may save or print for your file.  Enjoy and please let me know if you try it!

--->Lisa's Cream Cheese Ball for the Holidays


Black Friday-Cyber Monday Special

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Good Morning!
Hope you all had a wonderful day yesterday!  We were blessed to be with both of our girls and their families here in Fort Worth.  
Many of you may have heard of the explosion of the petrochemical plant near my hometown in Port Neches, TX.  Our area is under mandatory evacuation and we are safe here farther north. Please keep our area and the first responders who are working hard to keep the fire under control in your prayers.
 
With all that said, I am late getting my Black Friday/Cyber Monday (November 29th through December 2nd) special out to you!
So...
Place an order of $50 in product (before shipping and tax) with new host code, WWYXP99T from November 29th through December 2nd and receive a pack of the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements from me---while supplies last!*
*Gifts will be mailed after December 12th. Substitutions will be made if the item sells out.
 
Plus...everyone who places an order of $50 or more, using Host Code WWYXP99T, will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the TO EVERY SEASON bundle from me!
 
Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements

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Place order of $50 or more (before shipping and tax) with Host Code WWYXP99T from November 29th- December 2nd, and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win the
To Every Season Bundle shown below!
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'Tis the Season of Lists

 

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It's the season of list making... grocery lists, gift lists, decorating lists, "things to make" lists, etc.

Here's a list for you...it's easy!

Now, that's a fun list, right!  Thanks for checking in and be sure to visit tomorrow for sweet little projects to use for your Thanksgiving table!

 


Happy Halloween!

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It's a beautiful day here for Halloween in Southwest Missouri!  It quite chilly with a cold breeze but the sun is out and the beautiful fall leaves are displaying their glory!

Today I wanted to share some other projects that I have been in production here in the studio.  Most of you know that I love to sew, especially for the granddaughters.  Here are the little Halloween dresses and ,of course, treats with Stampin' Up! tags that were packed and shipped to them recently.

Lyla loves comfy dresses so her dress is made from a stretch knit.  Mia's is a jumper in a cute cotton print. Here's a short video and the individual photos are below...

 

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IMG_1046Have a great day and Happy Halloween from "Honey" and her sweet Lyla and Mia!


Free Shipping on My Stampin' Up! Anniversary!

Free shipping.facebook-photoToday is a special day for me!

It's my 13th Stampin' Up! Anniversary! I have a special to celebrate!


TODAY ONLY-FREE SHIPPING...when you e-mail me with your order of $40 or more before shipping and tax!

I will contact you for your payment information and place your order for you so that I am able to deduct the cost of shipping from your total!


This offer is good only through me, Lisa Brown, and you must email or message your order by Midnight tonight, October 16, 2019. ***In your email, please send your best phone number to contact you for credit card information.


***(This offer is not valid for orders through the Online Store. I must be able to place the order for you to offer the FREE SHIPPING.)


Are You On the List?

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Join in on this creative journey!
Sign up for my Ink and Inspirations Mailing List!

Why?
The members of my mailing list keep me on track: I know they are counting on me to provide great content and information regarding something they are passionate about.

My mailing list helps me see progress: As my list grows, it is an indicator that I am reaching more and more about a craft that I love and want to share with everyone.

My mailing list holds me accountable: I know that I must keep up with the latest trends and creative ideas because you are counting on me to do so.

Join now and don't miss out on anymore exclusive content and ideas that, I hope, will inspire you in your rubber stamping and paper crafting. I am passionate about what I do and I look forward to sharing it with you.


So You'd Like To Try Cardmaking?

Yes! If you are interested in cardmaking and would like to now where and how to begin, Stampin' Up! has just what you need to get started.

Our Experience Creativity brochure is customized for beginners and has ideas and products to help get the ball rollin' in your cardmaking.  You can see and download the brochure HERE.

After you've looked through the brochure, take a look at the video below with a few of the products featured.

It is so easy to get started and I bet you will truly enjoy creating to share with others.

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would love to serve you and help you get started in your paper crafting and card making journey.  I am available to answer questions, make suggestions, and assist with your product selection. 

 To contact: e-mail me, text, call, or send a Facebook message.  I will do my best to respond to you within 24 hours. 

If you're ready to get started in card making, I am ready to help!


And, The Winners Are...

Today is the announcement for those whose names were drawn for the special giveaway from those who placed qualifying orders during the first half of this month!

To express my gratitude for your support, I always send a gift for those who order from me online using my current Host Code whether it be through email, text, Facebook message, or my online store.  Gifts may include handmade cards/gifts, Stampin' Up! embellishments or other Stampin' Up! product. 

I am so appreciative of all of you who follow me or support me with your orders.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Because of your support this year as well as the support and hard work of my fabulous team, I was able to earn the Stampin' Up! incentive trip to Maui in 2020 for my husband and me.  Thank you so much!

So...here are the winners of the drawing!!! {drum roll}

Lynn Chapman- Here Comes the Sun Host Set

IMG_0664Diane Craddock- Hand-Delivered Host Set

IMG_0665Bonnie Landry- Paper Pumpkin Kit

IMG_0660Kathy Hobel - Paper Pumpkin Kit

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Cathy Satterwhite- Made to Bloom Card Kit IMG_0659
Janice Ochs- Stamparatus Carrying Case

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Congratulations, Ladies! 

All gifts for orders placed the first half of the month will be mailed this coming week. (Sept. 23-27)

And, remember, anytime you place an order using my Host Code online or email, text, call, or message me with your order, you will receive a Thank You gift from me! 

Current Host Code: 92ACNFY4

Thank you to all and I will see you at 4:00 PM Central on Facebook for Sunday Crafternoon!

 


12 Weeks of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween Projects - Week 5

12wks-halloween-2019-5aIt's time for the fifth in a series of 2019 Stampin' Up! Halloween projects with this darling mummy box. 

This size is perfect for a few chocolates or miniature candy bars and is really easy to make.  This Spooktacular Bash Bundle [153040] is so cute and just the thing for your Halloween treats this year!

Let's take a look at this quick video for this 2019 Halloween project!

 

Lisa's Inklings:

Here are the supplies for today's project.  Simply click the links below to order.  Thank you for your support and for choosing me as your demonstrator!

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Crafting friends...I have a few weeks left to earn next incentive trip with Stampin' Up! and we are hoping to do it!  (I say "we" because my sweet husband is such a big help to me in my stamping business.)
As a thank you to you, I am offering some special gifts for ordering from me from September 1st-15th!


1. Place an order of $25- $49 before tax and shipping and receive a pack of the beautiful Noble Peacock Rhinestones (seen below) from me!
Please use Host Code: 92ACNFY4

Noble-peacock-rhinestones-149494Place an order of $50-$99 before tax and shipping and receive a pack of the beautiful Noble Peacock Rhinestones (above) AND a Wink of Stella Brush (below) from me!
Please use Host Code: 92ACNFY4

Wink-of-stella-141897Place an order of $100 or more before tax and shipping and receive a pack of the beautiful Noble Peacock Rhinestones AND the Wink of Stella AND another mystery gift... 
PLUS be entered into a drawing for one of the special prizes below!
Please use Host Code: 92ACNFY4
Sept-prizesI will draw from those who qualify for these prizes on September 19, 2019!  Winners will be announced on the blog here and on my Facebook page.

Gifts and Prizes will be mailed the *week of September 23rd! 
*depending on availability
Thank you in advance for helping me to earn this special trip!
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Thank you for your continued support and your business.  I know you have a choice and I am blessed to be your demonstrator. If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you. 
 
Hope you've enjoyed Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of 2019 Halloween Stampin' Up! projects!

Bound and Determined!

Maui-2729958_1920This month, I am bound and determined to do a few things!


I will visit family and love on my granddaughters!


I will show you just how awesome the Holiday Catalog product is!

If you are on Facebook, be sure to join me there tomorrow! I'll be going live throughout the day on Wednesday, September 4, 2019!
(10:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM Central Time)


I will try my hardest to earn my 5th Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip (this one to Maui) for Jackie and me!
I need your help!... and as a thank you for helping me, I am offering some special gifts and an opportunity to win prizes for ordering from September 4th -15th!

Crafting friends...I have a few weeks left to earn this trip and we are bound and determined to do it!  (I say "we" because my sweet husband is such a big help to me in my stamping business.)
As a thank you to you, I am offering some special gifts for ordering from me from September 1st-15th!


1. Place an order of $25- $49 before tax and shipping and receive a pack of the beautiful Noble Peacock Rhinestones (seen below) from me!
Please use Host Code: 92ACNFY4

Noble-peacock-rhinestones-149494Place an order of $50-$99 before tax and shipping and receive a pack of the beautiful Noble Peacock Rhinestones (above) AND a Wink of Stella Brush (below) from me!
Please use Host Code: 92ACNFY4

Wink-of-stella-141897Place an order of $100 or more before tax and shipping and receive a pack of the beautiful Noble Peacock Rhinestones AND the Wink of Stella AND another mystery gift... 
PLUS be entered into a drawing for one of the special prizes below!
Please use Host Code: 92ACNFY4
Sept-prizesI will draw from those who qualify for these prizes on September 19, 2019!  Winners will be announced on the blog here and on my Facebook page.

Gifts and Prizes will be mailed the *week of September 23rd! 
*depending on availability
Thank you in advance for helping me to earn this special trip!
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Thank you for your continued support and your business.  I know you have a choice and I am blessed to be your demonstrator. If you are looking for a demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  Hugs, Lisa
 
P.S. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected or are in the path of Hurricane Dorian.  Be safe, friends.

Ribbon, Anyone?

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By request, I am offering a 
Holiday Catalog Ribbon Share!

Here's what is included:

Garden Green 3/8″ Double Stitched Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
Real Red 1″ Ruched Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8″ Striped Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
Real Red 1/8″ Curly Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
Cherry Cobbler 3/8″ Diagonal Stripe Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
Merry Christmas 1/2″ Classic Weave Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
Seaside Spray 1/4″ Metallic Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards
Come to Gather Ribbon Combo Pack – 3 3/4 yards (total including thread and ribbon)
Basic Black 3/8″ Scalloped Edge Ribbon – 2 1/2 yards


Holiday Ribbon Share - 23 3/4 Yds of Ribbon - $25 includes shipping

Here's How to Reserve the 2019 Holiday Catalog Ribbon Share...

E-mail me with the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping address and phone number
  • The email address that you use for PayPal
  • Please put 2019 Holiday Ribbon Share in the subject line
  • I will add you to the list and will email you with the link requesting payment on or after August 28, 2019.
  • Payments are due by Sept. 3, 2019.

COST: 


  • $25 for 23 3/4 yds of Ribbon from the Holiday Catalog as listed above.

  • Payment via PayPal.
  • Email request will be from Lisa Brown.  (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Only U.S. Addresses

Ribbon Share Schedule:

  • August 28, 2019- Lisa will email you with a request for payment for your paper share.
  • September 3, 2019 - Deadline to reserve your share and pay.
  • September 4, 2019 - Lisa will order all the ribbon from Stampin' Up!
  • Once we receive the ribbon, my assistant (Jackie) and I will cut, label, package, and ship it to you. I will contact you if there are backorders.
  • The ribbons will be individually labeled and packaged in zip lock bags.



These ribbons are beautiful and will be a wonderful addition to your holiday crafting! 

Reserve your ribbon share...e-mail me with your information listed above today!