Are You On The List?

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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 join.

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.

Click HERE to join!


Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2019

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The new Occasions Catalog to is LIVE as well as the biggest Stampin' Up! Event of the Year, Sale-A-Bration!

The start of the new year is a great time to make a big supply of birthday cards and Valentine cards and gifts.  There are so many fun new products available to make your crafting experience the best ever!  And, you can earn FREE product with each $50 in product purchase during Sale-A-Bration!

And, you can earn a ticket to my online Sale-A-Bration Celebration coming in April 2019.  (Date to be announced in early April.)
Here are the details:

Sale-A-Bration Celebration 2019

Earn your spot at the Sale-A-Bration CELEBRATION in April!

Take part in a very special online Facebook event:

  • Attendee Only Specials
  • Make and Takes with how-to videos!
  • Chance to win “Door” prizes

(Not on Facebook?  You will still gain access to these exclusive videos!)

You can only EARN your Virtual Ticket to this special event!

Two Ways to Earn Your Virtual Ticket:

  • Purchase at least $200.00 total in product during the months of Sale-A-Bration (January 3- March 31, 2019) through my Online Store or by calling (409-719-2853) or emailing your orders to lisa@inkandinspirations.com

OR

This online Facebook event will held in late April.
Date and Time to be announced.

If you are unable to join us online for this event, you will still receive the supplies for the make and takes and video tutorials and be eligible for specials and prizes! 

This special offer is only redeemable through Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

 Questions? Email or call me at 409-719-2853.

Shop the new Occasions Catalog now and start earning some awesome products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

January Host Code: CVQ6GCJD

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2019: New Year, New Opportunities!

Happy New Year 2019!

Wishing you health, happiness, and blessings in the coming year!

As we begin the new month, I'd like to share a little about the Stampin' Up! opportunity with you. Ever thought about starting your own business?  

Beginning January 3 and ending March 31, 2019, there is a special for signing up.
Two options:


1. $99 Starter Kit: Instead of the usual $125 that you are allowed to "fill" your kit, add an additional $50 to get $175 of your choice for your kit.
2. $129 Starter Kit: Get $175 worth of product of your choosing along with the Craft and Carry Tote ($50 value) as seen in the video.

Frequently Asked Questions:
How much does it cost to join Stampin' Up!?

The Starter Kit is $99 plus your applicable sales tax... shipping is free.  (During Sale-A-Bration 2019, there is a $129 kit option as stated in the video.) 



How much do you get in the Starter Kit?

Included in the Starter Kit are Stampin' Up! products of your choosing totaling up to $125.  (During Sale-A-Bration 2019, you get to choose an additional $50 pushing that total up to $175!) 
The kit also includes a business supply pack with order forms, catalogs, etc.

 
How much do you have to sell to be a demonstrator?

Good question!  Minimum sales requirement is $300 a quarter.  The $300 includes what you purchase for yourself plus what others purchase from you.

Think about it this way...if you have two parties/workshops at $150 in sales every three months (a quarter), you'll meet your minimum requirement in sales. 



What if I don't make the $300 in sales?

If you are under your $300 at the end of the quarter, you'll go into Pending Status for one month.  During the month, you'll have the opportunity to make up the difference for what you lacked in the $300 total for the previous quarter.  
...So say you made $250 in sales for the quarter- you'll need to have at least $50 in sales during the first month of the next quarter. If you exceed that $50 in that first month, it will go toward the $300 for that quarter.
  


What if I am unable to make up sales needed while in Pending Status that first month?


Then at the month's end, you will no longer have demonstrator status.  That's all that happens.  You do not have return Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! does not call, there is no hassle. Period.



What if I'm a beginning stamper and don't know everything about stamping and paper crafting?


No one knows EVERYTHING and we all start somewhere!  I had been stamping for a few weeks when I signed up. True story.





These are just a few of the questions I receive but are all EXCELLENT questions and I love answering them.


So, if you have been thinking about joining Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator...ask away?  I will be happy to discuss it with you.
 
And, if you've read this far, I KNOW you've thought about it and I would love to mentor you gently as you make your demonstrator-ship what YOU want it to be!


Here is the link to sign up: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/lisabrown/jointhefun


Please let me know if you'd like to discuss the Stampin' Up! business opportunity or if you have questions!
Lisa Brown

lisa@inkandinspirations.com
409-719-2853


Something Yummy for Your New Year's Eve Gatherings!

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For your New Year's Eve gatherings, how about a recipe for something yummy and most importantly--- easy.

This is my famous...in our family, at least... Cream Cheese Ball Recipe.

I can't even begin to tell you how many I've made in the past 30 years...that's right, 30!

So, let me share.

Click the link below the picture and you can print the recipe and serve it at your next party.

Lisa's Cream Cheese Ball Recipe

Enjoy and have a safe and Happy New Year!

 


2019 Occasions Catalog Paper Share

Paper-share.blog-post-image-1There are some beautiful new papers that will be available in the new Occasions Catalog in January and I am happy to announce that we are once again offering a paper share.  (The "we" includes my sweet hubs because he helps me cut all that paper!)

 

Here's How to Reserve the New Occasions Catalog Paper Share:

Email me at lisa@inkandinspirations.com with the following information:

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

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link for payment by January 2, 2019.

Deadline to reserve and pay is January 2, 2019.

Paper Share Schedule:

  • January 2, 2019- Last day to send in payment for paper share.
  • Order will be placed for those who have paid.  I will send your request for payment via email. (Please check your spam folder for emails...just in case!)
  • ***Important: If any of the paper is on backorder, this could delay shipping.  I will let you know via email if that happens.
  •  If there are no backorders, we will cut, sort, and package and ship to you via flat rate Priority Mail.  I will email you when your share has shipped.

COST:

  • $24.50  for 82 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $6.70 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking.
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown. (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Questions?  Please contact me... lisa@inkandinspirations.com

Paper Shares are a great way to sample the new designer papers so you can decide on your favorites to purchase from the new catalog!

Email me today to reserve your designer series paper share! 


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

One of our most beautiful Christmas carols, Silent Night, was written by Franz Gruber on this day, December 24, in the year 1818.

The following video features this beloved carol and was one I made several years ago featuring some of my favorite holiday projects at the time.  These designs still inspire me today!

Enjoy!

From my family to yours...wishing you a Merry Christmas and blessings this holiday season!

Lisa Brown, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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It's My Anniversary!

 

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Today is my 12th Anniversary as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  What a wonderful ride it has been so far!  I have met so many wonderful people and enjoyed sharing the art of paper crafting, card making, and scrapbooking. 
To celebrate, I am offering DOUBLE Ink and Inspirations Rewards on qualifying orders!  Click here to read about my Customer Rewards Program.

Thanks for following me on this journey.  I appreciate you following me and I am grateful for those of you who have chosen me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.  Let's continue the fun and let the anniversary celebration begin!


Talking About Work on Labor Day

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We are celebrating Labor Day in the U.S. today and I wanted to talk to you a bit about my "work".

Imagine this.  You have a hobby that you love and you decide that you are going to take the leap into making it a business.  Your goal is to make enough money to cover the cost of your "supplies".  So, you share with your friends and family by showing them how much fun it is to play with stamps, ink, and paper.  They love it and tell their friends and so it begins.

Being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.  It's fun sharing something that I love to do and watch others experience the joy of stamping and paper crafting.   The best part?  The friendships and relationships that have come from being part of Stampin' Up! and through consistency and hard work, I have accomplished and achieved goals that I never imagined that I would. 

Most importantly, this is a business that be "worked" according to what is best for you.  Work 1 hour a week or 60 hours a week...it's totally up to each demonstrator. 

What does it take to become a demonstrator? The Starter Kit is $99 for $125 worth of current product of YOUR choice!  PLUS, you get some business supplies to start your business...catalogs, order forms, etc!

I would LOVE to have you as member of my Stars team!  Questions?  Email me or give me a call if you'd like to know more.  Or, if you are ready to sign up, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 


Live with Lisa Facebook, Friday at 6:30 PM Central Time

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Join in the fun tonight on Facebook Live on my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown business page!

We will be making a card with the beautiful Blended Seasons bundle!

See you tonight!

6:30 PM Central

7:30 PM Eastern

5:30 PM Mountain

4:30 PM Pacific


Our Journey Begins!

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Today we begin our journey to a travel destination that was on both of our bucket lists...Alaska!

We are so excited and extremely grateful!  Once again, I offer my sincere appreciation to customers, my fabulous Stars team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, and the support and encouragement of my family and friends!  This dream fulfilled would not be possible without all of you!

And, of course, our thanks to Stampin' Up! for these amazing travel opportunities. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Please know that you will still be receiving content here on inkandinspirations.com so be sure to check in. 

You will also find me popping in on my Facebook page so be sure and go there and LIKE my page now.  

I'll "see" you again soon but for now, I'm leaving on a jet plane!

Lisa's "Cruise" Specials:

  • Use the Host Code H9Y6T9PQ with an online order of $40 or more (before shipping and tax) and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots as a gift from me.
  • From July 17-30, 2018, place an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots and a BONUS surprise gift from me!
    PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CODE IF YOUR ORDER TOTALS $150 BEFORE SHIPPING AND TAX.  I WILL STILL SEND YOUR GIFT AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for FREE PRODUCT!
  • Get Double Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards with any order of $25 or more placed between July 17th and July 30th, 2018.
  • Gifts will be mailed the week of August 14, 2018. Online

Lisa's Cruise Specials

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Below are my "cruise" specials so take a look!

Lisa's "Cruise" Specials:

  • Use the Host Code H9Y6T9PQ with an online order of $40 or more (before shipping and tax) and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots as a gift from me.
  • From July 17-30, 2018, place an order of $150 or more before shipping and tax and receive the Glitter Enamel Dots and a BONUS surprise gift from me!
    PLEASE DO NOT USE THE CODE IF YOUR ORDER TOTALS $150 BEFORE SHIPPING AND TAX.  I WILL STILL SEND YOUR GIFT AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! for FREE PRODUCT!
  • Get Double Ink and Inspirations Customer Rewards with any order of $25 or more placed between July 17th and July 30th, 2018.
  • Gifts will be mailed the week of August 14, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact me before Thursday, July 18th.  Thanks so much! 

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Stampin' Up! Tropical Thank You Card

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If you're looking for some seasonal supplies for your summertime cards, then the products used for today's tropical themed thank you card are for you!

The Tropical Chic stamp set and coordinating framelits make beautiful cards for this warm weather season in the U.S.  You can see another project with this tropical themed bundle HERE.

Let's take a look at today's video tutorial for this thank you card...

Click HERE to see today's video tutorial on You Tube.  While you're there, please subscribe and click on the little bell to receive notice of all my new videos that I add to my channel there.

Lisa's Inklings:

  • The base is cut 4" x8"  and scored in half at 4".
  • DSP is cut to 3 3 /4" x 3 3/4" and a 1/2' x 3 3/4" strip.
  • You'll also need a scrap of a different design for stamping and punching with the Tailored Tag Punch.

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Here is the Stampin' Up! Supply List for today's project:

 

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FREE Gift with Order!

Use ***Host Code WKJGRPPS when placing an order in my online store and receive a gift from me in the mail.

 ***If your order is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code.  You will receive rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!
 
Visit lisabrown.stampinup.net and click on SHOP NOW!
 
Thanks for stopping by for today's tropical thank you card idea and video tutorial and I'll see you again soon!
 

New 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog Goes Live Tomorrow, June 1st!

20180404_ac18_en-usThe new 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog goes LIVE tomorrow, June 1st!

Here is some important information...

  • The new annual catalog goes LIVE at approx 12:00 pm(NOON), Mountain Time.  (1:00PM Central, 2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 AM Pacific)
  • The online ordering system will be down from Midnight tonite (Mountain Time) until the catalog goes LIVE. 

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Join me on Facebook tomorrow for a special edition of Live with Lisa at 3:00 PM Central!  It will be a new catalog Kick Off!
See you tomorrow when the new Stampin' Up! catalog goes LIVE!