Why I Started Stamping


Everyone has their own unique story of how they got started with stamping. Today, I want to share my own journey and how I discovered the joy of stamping and memory-keeping.

Back when our girls were in high school, they were involved in numerous extracurricular activities, which meant we had a ton of photos to cherish. Alongside their school activities, they were also passionate about dance classes, resulting in even more precious memories captured through photographs.

Realizing I had all these wonderful moments captured on film, I decided it was time to do something with them. Although I had dabbled in scrapbooking as a young girl, it had been years since I engaged in any serious memory-keeping.

In the spring of 2006, my daughter invited me to a rubber stamping party hosted by her friend. I had never heard of Stampin' Up! before, and I must admit, I was a bit skeptical about the whole idea of rubber stamps. Little did I know that this event would completely change my perspective.

As soon as I inked up that first stamp and pressed it onto the paper, I was hooked. We created a cute card, and I instantly recognized the creativity and versatility of stamping. I realized that cards would always come in handy, and I wanted to explore this newfound passion further. My daughter and I decided to place an order together so we could share our new "stash" of stamping supplies.

But it didn't stop there. A short time later, the same demonstrator who hosted the party reached out to me and informed me about the Starter Kit, an opportunity to get even more stamping goodies. Intrigued by the idea, I didn't hesitate to invest in the kit. I was eager to expand my collection and explore new creative possibilities. The demonstrator also mentioned that becoming a demonstrator myself was an option, though I initially had no plans to demonstrate anything.

When I received my Starter Kit, I was filled with excitement. I couldn't wait to incorporate stamps into my scrapbooking projects and create beautiful cards. Then, one day, my demonstrator friend asked me to conduct a "party" on her behalf. Initially hesitant, I eventually agreed, and that experience sparked a deep love and passion for sharing the art of stamping with others.

Now, almost 17 years later, I continue to share my passion for stamping. It's incredible how one invitation to a rubber stamping party completely transformed my perspective and opened up a world of creativity and connection. I genuinely love what I do and the joy it brings to others.

I would love to hear your own "Why I Started Stamping" story. Feel free to share in the comment section below or reach out to me via email. Let's celebrate our stamping journeys together!

May Card Kit

PremiereclassLive(9)It's May and I wanted to share my monthly card kit!

Each month when you place a minimum $50 in my Online Store, you’ll receive a card kit from me as my Thank You Gift! You will get three card kits for you to make plus I will send you  an additional extra finished card. You can finish the cards with a simple sentiment or image.

This month, the cards feature two of the new bundles from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog... Circle Sayings and Timeless Arrangements.


Place a minimum $50 order and receive the kits for these cards. And, this month, if you place a minimum order of $75 or more, you will receive the card kits plus an embellishment pack from me.

Here is the recording of the LIVE where I made these cards.

Get ready to place your order and you will be receiving this fun package of card kits later this month!

RESCHEDULED! Add a Wow Factor to Your Cards with Specialty Paper- Facebook/YouTube Live Tonight!


Join us LIVE on Facebook or YouTube LIVE, Friday, April 21st, and you'll see how one element (Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper) can really add a WOW to your handmade cards.

I will be featuring the Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper and Desert Details Bundle which are both on the Last Chance List from Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog.
During the month of April, place a minimum order of $50 in my Online Store (before shipping and tax) and I will send you three card kits plus an extra finished card.
If your total is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code. You will earn Stampin' Rewards...FREE stuff!
Join us Thursday LIVE to see the how-to and the cards!
Noon ET, 11 AM CT, 10 AM MT, 9 AM PT
See you then!

FREE Stampin' Up! Shipping on Qualifying Orders, Wednesday, April 19th!


Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On April 19th only, we are offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $75 or more. This incredible deal lasts for just 24 hours, so make your list now!

  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 (before tax).
  •  The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 19 April 2023.
  • With the exception of a one-time monthly Paper Pumpkin subscription, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the free shipping promotion. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($24.50 USD shipping included) + tax.
  • Prepaid 3, 6, or 12 month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • Please keep in mind, that with any product launch, the distribution center may fall behind our typical shipping time frames. In such cases, we will do all we can to return to our regular service levels as quickly as possible.

***Wanted to share this with you regarding price increases in the upcoming catalog.  There may be some things that you want to stock up on and qualify for FREE SHIPPING!  Take a look at the chart below.


Take a look at the chart above and make your list! 

Here's a suggestion...

Tombow Liquid Glue: 6 x 4.00 = $24

Medium Envelopes: 4 x 7.50= $30

Pack of Specialty Paper: 1 x $15 (He's the Man Specialty for masculine cards is my recommendation.)

Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Paper: 1 x $8 (Featuring this in my LIVE on Thursday!)

Total: $77 plus tax with FREE Shipping!

Also, you can purchase pre-paid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions with FREE Shipping!

Make your list now! Use these recommendations or compile your own! Be ready for the FREE Shipping Day with a qualifying order of $75 or more, tomorrow, April 19th!

Lisa's April Card Kit

Join us LIVE on Facebook or YouTube LIVE, Thursday, April 6th, to see my April Card Kit of the month.
During the month of April, place a minimum order of $50 in my Online Store (before shipping and tax) and I will send you three card kits plus an extra finished card.
If your total is $150 or more before shipping and tax, please do not use the code. You will earn Stampin' Rewards...FREE stuff!
Join us Thursday LIVE to see the how-to and the cards!
Noon ET, 11 am CT, 10 am MT, 9 am PT
See you then!

Shop this Stampin' Up! SALE!

Last Chance

The Last Chance Promotion began this morning with some items discounted up to 60% off!

Don't miss getting some of your favorites!

Last Chance Items are available while supplies last!

Some items have already SOLD OUT!

You can shop now at this link and it will apply my Host Code for you!  If your order totals $150 or more before shipping and tax, do not use the code so you can get the Stampin' Rewards.

Shop the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Sale Now!

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

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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.