It's My Anniversary!



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


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'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


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!


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 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!
  • 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

Cruise this week, we will be leaving for our Alaskan Cruise with Stampin' Up!  Be sure to continue to check in here on Ink and Inspirations for projects and ideas that I have planned for you while I am away.

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!
  • 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! 


Stampin' Up! Tropical Thank You Card


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.

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


Product List

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 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. 


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!


Get These New Stampin' Up! Colors Now!

Did you know that you could order the new Stampin' Up! In Colors now??

These bold and beautiful colors are available as part of the early release from the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog that goes LIVE on June 1st!


Make a colorful impression on your projects with these Stampin' Up! signature ink pads.

Now's a great time to try these new ink pads. Classic Stampin' Pads come in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors, grouped in collections to take the guesswork out of product coordination. The innovative ink pad design has a patented flip-top lid and a firm foam pad to give you a superior stamping experience. This new In Color Collection is just a taste of what Stampin' Up! has to offer in Classic Inks.


* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick
* Acid free
* Flip top for upside-down storage: pads stay inked during storage
* Firm foam pad lasts longer than felt pads and provides exceptional ink coverage, especially with solid-image stamps
* Can be re-inked with matching Classic Stampin' Ink Refills
* Coordinates with Stampin’ Up! cardstock, markers, and embellishments

This early release of these colors has been so popular that the current supply is diminishing fast!  Take advantage of this early release and shop now.  See the links below...

You can order this new collection of colors HERE in the Stampin' Up! online store

Or, visit and click on SHOP NOW!  Item #147153


New 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share

New Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Share includes:

180 Pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper from 13 new collections from the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Catalog

Cost: $49.50 plus $6.90 Priority Shipping. (U.S. Addresses Only)

180 6 x 6 sheets include:

  • Tea Room - 24 sheets
  • Broadway Bound Specialty Paper- 12 sheets
  • Share What You Love Specialty Paper - 24 sheets
  • Graceful Glass Vellum - 12 sheets
  • Twinkle Twinkle - 12 sheets
  • Under the Mistletoe- 12 sheets
  • Nature's Poem - 12 sheets
  • Petal Promenade- 12 sheets
  • Tranquil Tide - 12 Sheets
  • Animal Expedition - 12 sheets
  • Best Route -12 sheets
  • Garden Impressions- 12 sheets
  • Tropical Expressions - 12 sheets

This share does not include the Laser Cut Specialty Paper, Wood Textures (not a new collection), nor the Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, or In Color 6" x 6" Collections at the bottom of p. 191 in the new catalog.

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

Email me at with the following information:

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

I will add you to the list and will email you with the link for payment on May 25, 2018. 

Deadline to reserve and pay is May 31, 2018.

Paper Share Schedule:

  • May 25, 2018- Email requesting payment will be sent as each group of 4 is filled.
  • June 1, 2018- Order will be placed for those who have paid.  If I am waiting for a group of 4 to fill, I will let you know 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.
  • Mid-June (approx. 16th)- If there are no backorders, we will cut, sort, and package and ship to you via flat rate Priority Mail.


  • $49.50  for 180 pieces of 6" x 6" Designer Paper plus $6.90 Flat Rate Priority Shipping with tracking.
  • Payment via PayPal. Email request will be from Lisa Brown on May 25th.  (No e-checks or checks accepted.)
  • Questions?  Please contact me...

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! 


Cardmaking 101 Video Tutorial : Choosing Colors and Layers for Handmade Cards


In today's project video tutorial, you'll see the thought process behind choosing colors and layers for handmade cards.  This process varies from card maker to card maker but I wanted to share my thinking in hopes that it may be helpful.

Have coordination across product lines is so very helpful when creating.  Let's take a look at the video to see the process.


Click here to see this Cardmaking 101 video tutorial on You Tube.


Lisa's Inklings:

  • If you are using designer paper on your creation, let the colors in your selection lead your choices for embellishments, inks, card stock, etc.
  • When in doubt, limit your color choices to 2-3 colors.
  • Remember that contrast is important to make your layers/elements stand out unless you want a monochromatic look.

Stampin' Up! Product List

Gotta Have It All Bundle
Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Stampin' Trimmer
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad
SNAIL Permanent Adhesive
Big Shot
5/8" (1.6 Cm) Burlap Ribbon
Layering Circle Framelits Dies
2" Circle Punch


Specials and Promotions:

Hope to Go LIVE on Facebook Tonight!


Happy Thursday and with this writing, I hope to go Live on Facebook tonight at 7:30 PM Central Time (8:30 PM Eastern, 6:30 PM MT, 5:30 PT).  I have been fighting off a head cold but will do my best to go LIVE on my Ink and Inspirations Facebook business page.

You may CLICK HERE to go there at 7:30 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.  I'll be showing you some of the new ink pads that will be available when the new Stampin' Up! Catalog goes LIVE in June.

 Current Promotions:

My Getaway Giveaway!


What do I mean by Getaway Giveaway?

As you are reading this, we are getting ready for a little time away.

First, we will go to Fort Worth to visit my daughter and her family and attend Stampin’ Up! OnStage. OnStage is a day long Stampin’ Up! Event for demonstrators/supporting demonstrators. As my spouse, Jackie is my supporting demonstrator and going with me. We are so excited to see some of our demo friends and the NEW catalog that will debut in June!

With that being the case, I thought we’d have a little fun with a giveaway for those of you in the U.S. I will be giving away several prizes with one being a Stamparatus!

Two ways to be entered to win:
1. Leave a comment on this blog post to get one entry. (No purchase necessary.)

2. Place an order HERE in my Online Store from Tuesday, April 3 - Monday, April 10th using Host Code REAQVYN3, and get another entry!

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.

This offer and giveaway only good through Lisa Brown, Ink and Inspirations, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Hope you will participate in my Getaway Giveaway...don't forget to leave a comment below!

UPDATE: See the winners of the Getaway Giveaway HERE!