Stampin' Up! Last Chance Promotion Begins April 4th!

Last Chance

Every year Stampin' Up! makes room for beautiful new products as we say goodbye to some in the Last Chance Promotion

Beginning April 4th, many items that are leaving are discounted and some are up to 60% off!

This special promotion begins soon and supplies of the retiring products are only available while supplies last!  Don't delay in ordering your favorites and stocking up on your favorite papers!

Click these links to download these lists and start your own!

2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Last Chance Products

2023 January - April Mini Catalog Last Chance Products

If you have questions or need up with your order, please let me know!

The Stampin' Up! Last Chance Promotion begins April 4, 2023!

It's A Mystery Party!

Mystery Host Party!

Click Here to shop and the Host Code will be automatically added for you!

Place an order by NOON on Friday, March 31st to have a chance at Mystery Host Rewards!

Receive one entry for each $25 purchased before shipping and tax.

I will post and email the name drawn on Saturday, April 1st...No April Foolin'!

PLUS!  Everyone who orders will receive one of my Lucky Charms!


Thank you for choosing to shop with me for your paper crafting and cardmaking supplies.  

I appreciate you!

Happy Crafting!--Lisa

It's Much More Than Stamps, Ink, and Paper

Supplies Added to Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack! Shop Now! Lisa Brown

As a fellow paper crafter and card maker, I know firsthand how rewarding and fulfilling this hobby can be. But did you know that cardmaking can also have benefits that go beyond just the joy of creating something beautiful?

For many of us, cardmaking is a form of self-expression and creativity that allows us to tap into our innermost thoughts and feelings. When we create a card for someone, we're not just putting together a pretty design - we're also putting a little piece of ourselves into that card. Whether it's through the choice of colors, the style of the design, or the message we write inside, we're communicating something personal and meaningful to those who receive these creations.

In this way, cardmaking can be a form of therapy and healing. It allows us to express our emotions in a healthy and productive way, and to connect with others on a deeper level. When we give a card to someone, we're not just giving them a physical object - we're also giving them a piece of our heart often referred to as works of our he{art}.

Cardmaking can also be a form of mindfulness. When we sit down to create a card, we're focusing our attention on the task and let go of distractions and worries. We're immersing ourselves in the moment and allowing our creative energy to flow. This process can be so calming and rejuvenating and can help us feel more grounded and centered.

Finally, cardmaking can be a way to connect with our spirituality and faith. Whether we're creating cards for religious holidays or simply incorporating imagery and sentiments that are meaningful to us, cardmaking can be a form of prayer and devotion. As I am creating a card for a specific person, I will begin with a prayer for him or her.  This craft allows us to express our gratitude, love, and reverence in a tangible and meaningful way.

So, as you continue to explore the wonderful world of cardmaking, remember that there are emotional and spiritual benefits to this hobby that go far beyond the stamps, ink, and paper. 

Now that you've read this post, leave a comment below and let me know what cardmaking has done for you or means to you.

Keep creating and sharing your beautiful cards with others, and know that you are also enriching your own life in the process.

Something New!


The new Online Exclusives section of the Online Store provides a great opportunity for new experiences! 

Stampin' Up! is sharing fresh, never-before-seen products (and, some returning favorites!) to spark your creativity and expand your crafting collection all from the convenience of the online store.

Visit the Online Exclusives section in the Online Store today!

Then, plan to visit either Facebook or YouTube on Thursday at Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, and 9 am PT for a LIVE demonstration of some of the new products!

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It's A Fiesta! Birthday with Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta

Taco-fiesta-birthday-card-stampin-upToday's project is a birthday card using Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set [160732] that was featured in our LIVE broadcast this week.

This is a precious stamp set and the paper strip technique on this card was just the right choice! 

This cardmaking technique is created by starting off with 1/2" strips that are about 6" long. As you'll see in the video, it's very easy to get started.  Let's take a look...

Lisa's Inklings:

  • For this card, these 1/2" strips were arranged to a piece of Basic White cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The placement of the first strip sets the angles and size of the overall pattern.
  • Patterned paper strips were used here but you can even use different colors of card stock.
  • Another option would be to alternate two different paper patterns.

If you enjoy this technique (and, using all those scraps), you'll enjoy this one, too!

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


If you'd like to create a card just like this one, here are the supplies that you'll need:

Product List


Thank you so much for your consideration and for shopping with me!  It's a tremendous help to me and my little business.  And, during Sale-A-Bration through the end of February, you can earn some fabulous free products with your qualifying order! 

As a special thank you from me, with each individual order of $100 or more, I will send you a $10 gift certificate to apply toward your order in March 2023!

Now that you've read this post, try this easy paper crafting technique and share your project over on our Facebook group, Ink and Inspirations Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by to check out this easy technique and a birthday card with Stampin' Up! Taco Fiesta!

A Great Community of Stampers

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If you’ve been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family, the beginning of a New Year is a great time to do it!

Have questions? I'd love to speak with you!

The first step is to send me an email or give me a call at 409-719-2853. 

Sale-A-Bration is an excellent time to join Stampin’ Up! In addition to the already excellent value of the Starter Kit, if you decided to sign up as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you can choose from three incredible options:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129!
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99!


Call me at 409-719-2853 if you'd like to learn more.  Or, if you are ready to join the Stampin' Up! family, visit here!
We would love to have you as part of our Ink and Inspirations Stars Community!

A Favorite Party Food Recipe for Christmas


Today's share is a different type of post with one of our family's favorite appetizer/party foods and the recipe!  There is not a holiday family gathering without this Cream Cheese Ball on the table.  It is yummy and easy to make!  I've shared this several times before but it's definitely worth sharing again!

Does your family have favorite dishes that you enjoy for the holidays?  This is just one of our must-haves for every gathering!

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

I hope you'll make enjoy one of the Brown Family's favorite Christmas Eve Dishes!

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