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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 it reaches more and more about a craft that we 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.

Sign up 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.


Another Tri-Fold Card Idea

Trifold-fun-fold-cardIt doesn't matter how many of these tri-fold cards that I make, it's new and fresh every time!   This is a fun fold idea for a card using a beautiful panel of your favorite designer paper. Here is another version and a video.

The designer paper panel is held closed with a coordinating ribbon and here's the finished look of the inside.

Trifold-fun-fold-card-ideaTo make it easy for you, here are the project details for cutting and scoring.

Tri-Fold Card

  • Cut designer paper 5-1/4" x 12".  Score ar 4" and 8".
  • Slice off 1/8" on the right edge.  This will be the side that folds in first.
  • Whisper White for Base: 5-1/2" x 4 1/4".
  • For inside of card: Whisper White 3-1/2" x 4 3/4", Lovely Lipstick 3-3/4" x 5".
  • You will also need enough Whisper White and Lovely Lipstick to punch the circles.
  • You'll need another piece of Whisper White to stamp and fussy cut the flower for the front.

Product List

If you like what you see here, please read on and be sure to...

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Details:

  • Orders $50-$149.99: You must apply the host code to receive the FREE gift.
  • Orders $150: Do not use the Host Code! You will automatically qualify for my FREE gift and you will earn Stampin' Rewards.

Try this tri-fold idea for your next cardmaking project and I'll see you again soon!


2019-2020 Designer Series Paper Share

1920-paper-share.blog-post-image-1Announcing my 2019-2020 Designer Series Paper Share from the Annual Catalog.

You can try a sampling of many of the designer papers in the new catalog!  Reserve your share today!

For only $46 plus $7 priority shipping, you will receive 162, 6" x 6" pieces of these designer papers!

• Woven Threads – 12 pieces
• Magnolia Lane – 12 pieces
• Garden Lane – 12 pieces
• Follow Your Art – 12 pieces
• Bird Ballad – 12 pieces
• Dinoroar – 12 pieces
• Perennial Essence – 12 pieces
• See a Silhouette – 12 pieces
• Come Sail Away – 12 pieces
• Pressed Petals – 24 pieces*
• Mosaic Mood – 12 pieces
• Noble Peacock – 12 pieces
• Noble Peacock Foil – 6 pieces

*(One of the prints in the Pressed Petals pack does not lend itself well to being cut to 6 x 6 and some of the designs will be cut off.)

We offer this paper share for you to sample many of the beautiful new papers from Stampin' Up!  We cut, package, label then reship the papers listed in this post to you.  The cost is about 1/4th of what it would be to order all of these packs yourself.  Then you are able to see, touch, and create with these papers and reorder your favorites in my online store.

Here's How to Reserve the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog Paper Share:
E-mail me with the following information:

  • Name
  • Shipping address and phone number
  • Email address that you use for PayPal
  • Please put 2019-2020 Designer Paper Share in the subject line

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link requesting payment on May 28, 2019.

COST:

  • $46 for 162 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $7.00 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking. ($53 total)
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown.  (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Only U.S. Addresses

Designer Paper Share Schedule:

  • May 28, 2019- Lisa will email you with a request for payment for your paper share.
  • June 3, 2019 - Deadline to pay.
  • June 4, 2019 - Lisa will order all the paper from Stampin' Up!
  • June 14-22, 2019 - Lisa and her assistant will cut and package the paper shares.
  • June 24, 2019 - Assuming there are no backorders, Lisa will begin shipping the paper shares.

Can't wait to share these wonderful designer papers with you!  Reserve your paper share...email me with your information listed above today!


Another Hobby of Mine

Sewing.blog-post-imageToday I wanted to share a little about another hobby of mine...sewing!

I have been sewing for many years.  I took a bit of a break when my girls were were born.  I just didn't have the time with working outside the home and other mom "duties".  It's such a good feeling to have this skill and now that I have a little more time, I can sew occasionally for Lyla and Mia.

Growing up, my mom made most of my clothes including some of my prom dresses.  She had been sewing since she was a young girl.  I learned some of the basics from mom but  I enrolled in homemaking in 9th grade and there was a lengthy unit on sewing.  I remember that we had an assignment to make a dress or "pantsuit" (remember those?) and then model it in a spring style show at school.  That was pretty cool.

My machine brand of choice all these years has been Singer.  My little workhorse now is the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960.  I love it!

Here are some of my projects from the last few years...

I have made quite a few of this style of dress for Lyla. 

Lyla-dressHere are two "matching" dresses that I made for Lyla and Mia.

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And, here are their Christmas dresses for 2017.

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I'm thinking about trying this style for Mia next.  Lyla loved the bees in her storybooks so I found this fabric especially for her.

Lyla-dress-2Below you can see Mia's nursery quilt while it was still in progress.

Quilt-1And, this one is a jelly roll quilt for my Mom.

Jelly-roll-momLooking forward to my next project!  I hope to prepare some fabric and stitch it up soon.  I miss having my mom to ask for advice but I'm so grateful that we were able to share this common love.  

Thanks for reading about my "other" hobby that has been part of my life for so long and I'll see you in the next post!

 


I Love Lists!

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Lists are great. Lists keep me on track, indicate progress, and hold me accountable. My most important list has your name on it...and, if it doesn't, I'd like to invite you to sign up.

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.

Sign up now and don't miss out on 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.

Click HERE to sign up for the Ink and Inspirations Mailing Lists to receive my weekly emails with exclusive project ideas and more!


Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook with a Fun Fold Card

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There will be a new, pre-recorded video tonight at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM Eastern,5:00 PM MT, 4:00 PT) on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

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

If you are unable to join in at that time, not to worry! You may watch the recording which will be posted there for you to see.

This evening's project will be a pretty Mother's Day card.

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


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.

We will be creating with an "old friend"!  ;)

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


Three Great Reasons to Start Your Own Stamping Business!

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If you have ever dreamed of starting your own stamping business then here are three great reasons to encourage you to do so!

  1. Flexibility- Work "when you want" and "how much you want"!  Run your business your way!
  2. Earn Extra Income- Whether you want to earn money to help pay bills, for a vacation, for your children's extra curricular activities, your retirement fund, or to make this your career, Stampin' Up! offers a fabulous opportunity!
  3. 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 Demonstrator Support with friendly staff that are eager to offer assistance and answer questions!...and,
    • As a member of the Ink and Inspirations Stars Team, you will gain access to a members only Facebook page with information, inspiration, and a community to help you with your business! You will also receive tips and information from me via email at least once a week.
    • You'll also be invited to monthly team meetings which are held virtually online via ZOOM.

Join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator and the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of our current high-quality products.  You can choose up to $125 worth of any Stampin' Up! products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack with order forms and catalogs and a Paper Pumpkin kit.  All this for $99 and with FREE Shipping!

Contact me for more information. You may e-mail me or call 409-719-2853. I will return your call or respond to your email with 24 hours.

If you've been considering starting your own stamping business for a while and are ready! JOIN NOW!

There are lots of greats reasons to start your own stamping business as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator so give it a try!


Last Chance Products from Stampin' Up!

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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.