Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Card Kit and Stamping Fun with Friends

Stampin-up-oh-happy-day142725GOn Wednesday of this week, I had the pleasure of spending an entire afternoon with friends making the 20 beautiful cards with the Stampin' Up! Oh Happy Day Card Kit.

The colors and embellishments in this kit are over the top and you get everything you need to create 20 cards that you'll be thrilled to give to family and friends.  The only extra you'll need is your choice of adhesive and our Liquid Multipurpose Glue will fit the bill.

Want a way to spend a fun afternoon with friends?...Oh Happy Day!

Need to replenish your stash of cards that you keep on hand?...Oh Happy Day!

Want to spend some fun,quality time with your daughter/granddaughter?...Oh Happy Day!

Need a gift for a crafter or DIYer in your family or circle of friends? ...Oh Happy Day!


Stamp and stick—that’s all it takes to create stack of all-occasion cards. Make one card when you need it, or make them all and use them later.

Folded card sizes: 4" x 3-1/2", 3" x 3", 5" x 3-1/2", 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" 

Adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

Kit includes
* Set of 13 photopolymer stamps
* 20 card bases and coordinating envelopes
* Giftable kraft box
* Die-cut glittered chipboard shapes
* Embossed sheets
* Printed die-cut images
* Die-cut gold foil sheet
* Die-cut white sheets
* Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Spot
* Printed color doilies
* Baker’s Twine
* Glittered dots
* Stampin’ Dimensionals
* Acrylic stamp block

Jan-oh-happy-day_nJan loves her box of cards!  Yes, the box is so nice that it's perfect for storage or gift giving!

Mona-oh-happy-dayMona really enjoys Stampin' Up! kits.  She is looking forward to the tag kit in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.

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Stampin' Up! 2014 Christmas Fun- Blockhead Snowmen!

Stampin' Up! Wood Block Snowmen

Taking a break from regulary scheduled programming this 2014 Christmas week and sharing some creative fun and inspiration from some crafting friends.

How about these "blockhead" snowmen from my friend and local club member, Debbie H.?  She created these with Stampin' Up! products from her stash and the wood blocks from her stamps she converted to clear mount style!  Aren't these adorable?

This is such a clever idea and with a little acrylic paint, punched and cut pieces of card stock, and a few embellishments, these wood blocks have been upcycled into a precious holiday decor piece or gift.

Thanks for checking in today for this 2014 Stampin' Up! Christmas fun project idea!

Woo Hoo! Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Achievement

Woo hoo!  With special thank yous to my awesome customers and super fantastic team, my husband and I will be sent on another Getaway this year, courtesy of Stampin' Up!

Yes!  We will be visiting Washington D.C. in late September AND my friend, Beverlee and her husband from California, will also be there! 

I will also be able to meet a member of my ink and inspirations Team who lives in D.C.!  We've already been planning and look forward to meeting face to face!

Rewarding acheivements and appreciation of its demonstrators are just two of the wonderful aspects of being part of the Stampin' Up! family!  Have a love of the craft?  I encourage you to join and become an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!


Stampin' Up! Stamp Club Fun

Sharing some fun photos of these fabulous ladies in my local Stampin' Up! Stamp Club. Love meeting with these gals each month!

Latricia admiring another club member's swap.

Mother-daughter team, Sue and Rachel, enjoy stamping and crafting together!

Debbie and Lisa having fun!

Pretty Penny coloring her creation with a Blender Pen and Stampin' Up! Markers.

Norresa and Lisa paused for a picture.

If you live in the Beaumont/MidCounty area of SE Texas and would like to join our group, please email me.  There are a few openings in our Stampin' Up! stamp club and we'd love to have you!

Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Easter Tag Video Tutorial

Stampin' Up! Mixed Media Easter Tag

Experimenting with mixed media and Stampin' Up! products is really fun and today's video tutorial for this Easter tag will give you a little run- through of the process.

Attempting mixed media has challenged me to look at my Stampin' Up! supplies in a different light.  There's so much enjoyment in creating and there is no right or wrong!  And, if your project isn't headed in the direction of your vision, gesso is your best friend! Just brush on a layer and begin again.  Super fun...I hope you'll give it a try!

Watch the video tutorial below or HERE on my You Tube channel.

I hope you'll give mixed media a try with your Stampin' Up! supplies.  The Easter tag in this video tutorial is an easy mixed media project...have fun with it!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: At Leadership 2014

My first experience at Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference was amazing and one I'll always remember.  There was so much energy from hundreds and hundreds of demonstrators, all who love sharing the joy of Stampin' Up!

The Stampin' Up! staff and corporate team truly made this a great event to inspire and  motivate all in attendance.  From the classes to the General Sessions along with product demonstrations and of course, the fabulous prizes and gifts; Stampin' Up! Leadership 2014 was top notch.

Here is a photo journey of my experience...

Beverlee and I with our Leadership Bags.

On the first morning, we received our new Leadership bags...beautiful and shiny in Smoky Slate. We loved them!  Beverlee is awesome.  With 19 years of experience as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, she graciously offered advice and encouragement.  I treasured our time together. 

Here we are having some silly fun!

Fun at Leadership 2014
Too much fun!

Here's Stampin' Up! CEO and Co-Founder, Shelli Gardner...

Shelli Gardner Stampin' Up
Shelli Gardner's Welcome

Beautiful, inside and out, Shelli gave an emotional and heartfelt welcome.  It was her first big event with demonstrators since her terrible riding accident in August.
We were all so happy to see her!

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Stampin' Up! Blendabilities

Huge announcement of a new product launch...Blendabilities!

Blendabilities = Alcohol Based Markers in Stampin' Up! Colors!!!


These will be great for water coloring...much like Copics.

Pictured above are the colors that will be released when launched.  That should be some time early this year.  I will let you know as soon as they are released!
Of course, we will continue to carry our water based Stampin' Write Markers.

Leadership 2014 Giveaway
Leadership Gift!

Here is one of our all-attendee give-away gifts! 
The Happenings Simply Created Card Kit from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

What's best of all about Stampin' Up! and its events are the friendships and relationships.  Here we are with Samantha and Liz...sending hugs, you guys! 

Samantha, Liz, Beverlee, and me

We had a great time with these ladies and I know the friendships formed will remain!

The next two photos show the swaps I traded with other demonstrators.  Thank you to all those demonstrators for sharing their talent.

Happy Watercolor Swap 1


Happy Watercolor Swap 2

Two different looks using the Happy Watercolor set (wood, clear).

I'm excited to share the many Stampin' Up! card ideas, DIY home decor and techniques that I learned at Leadership. Stay tuned!

New Stampin' Up! Hip Notes Stamp Set and Essentials Wooden Embellishments

Can wood get any cuter?  The Essentials Wooden Embellishments are tiny wood accents, ready for you to stamp, ink, spritz them! Coordinate with the Retro Fresh suite and the Hip Notes stamp set as seen below.

You're hip, you're cool, you've got the 4-1-1. Prove your hipness to everyone else with the Hip Notes Set. Coordinates with Essentials Wooden Elements and the Retro Fresh Suite.

The Essentials Wooden Elements are part of my Occasions Catalog Product Share HERE!

Here's a video from the Stampin' Up! home office demonstrating these two new products. Watch below or over on You Tube...
 then head over to Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!


Find the Hip Notes stamp set and Essentials Wooden Embellishments in the Stampin' Up! Online Store.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Life at Home: Making Many Cards!

Stampin' Up!... Many Cards!

The main focus since New Years Day has been to make many card swaps to trade with other demonstrators at the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference next week.

I worked so late last night I tried to ink my sponge dauber on my iPhone...cue...time for bed! I'd like to say my phone was right next to my ink pad but it was on my desk and the ink pad on my craft table.  I did actually tap the dauber on the phone.  Zzzzzz....

Tap the ink pad not the phone!


So today, these little jewels will be finished and the packing will start for my trip. I am so excited!  I'll be rooming and hanging out with my new demonstrator friend that I met on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip in San Diego this past September, Beverlee Morales!


Beverlee is precious and I feel like I've known her forever!  We're both looking forward to the special presentations and demonstrations that Stampin' Up! has in store for us.  {Insert BIG smile here!}

I'll be posting to my Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown Facebook page while I'm there so be sure to head on over and "LIKE" my page so you don't miss out on a thing!

Here on the blog, you will continue to see some fabulous new products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and I'll be sharing the swaps that you are getting a peek of here!

More Stampin' Up! cards!

Remember to join Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook to see some fun from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Leadership Conference!

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator-Fun in San Diego!

The Getaway to San Diego for achieving Stampin' Up! demonstrators was so much fun!  Thanks to all of you who support me in my Stampin' Up! business and my ink and inspirations Team, I was able to earn this trip and share it with my husband. 
Thank you so much!

I just wanted to share a few photo highlights of our trip...

Stampin' Up! reserved us rooms at the beautful US Grant Hotel!
Beautiful, classy, and charming!



We had a delicious woodfired pizza at Sammy's!


My favorite meal of the weekend was breakfast at Cafe 21!


Look at this delicious omelet and fresh fruit!


Beautiful architecture everywhere...this is the Museum of Man in Balboa Park.


We attended Mass at the beautiful St. Joseph's Cathedral.


Here we are on a trolley to Old Town San Diego with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and their guests.


Speaking of other demonstrators...I loved meeting so many of them!

Here I am with one of my new demonstrator friends...Beverlee!
We had so much fun hanging out with Beverlee and her husband, Kenn! 
We're looking forward to spending time together at Stampin' Up! Leadership in January.

Interested in learning more about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, being your own boss, setting your own hours, and having fun sharing what you love? E-mail me if you'd like to find out more about it!

I'll be back tomorrow sharing a little more of our Stampin' Up! fun in San Diego! 

Stampin' Up! San Diego!


Stampin' Up! San Diego Getaway!

Stampin' Up! San Diego, here we come!


As part of the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator, I have the opportunity to work toward goals and achieve awards from this fine company.  One of these awards includes an incentive trip to a fun destination for myself and a guest!

I am thrilled and grateful to be able to tell you that "the hubs" and I are on our way to San Diego for a getaway weekend with many other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators!

Because of your support, I was able to achieve this goal, earn this trip, and share it with my biggest fan!

Thank you, thank you for allowing me to share with you and serve you as your demonstrator! 

I'll try to post photos and updates to my Facebook page so be sure to follow me there!

Hope to be able to share with you from Stampin' Up! San Diego!

National Tell A Joke Day


With today being National Tell A Joke Day, I thought I'd share one I found that made me chuckle.

A new pastor was visiting the homes of his parishioners.

At one house it seemed obvious that someone was at home, but no answer came to his repeated knocks at the door. Therefore, he took out a card and wrote "Revelation 3:20" on the back of it and stuck it in the door.

When the offering was processed the following Sunday, he found that his card had been returned. Added to it was this cryptic message, Genesis 3:10."

Reaching for his Bible to check out the citation, he broke up in gales of laughter.

Revelation 3:20 begins "Behold, I stand at the door and knock." Genesis 3:10 reads, "I heard your voice in the garden and I was afraid, for I was naked."

Happy National Tell A Joke Day!

Announcing the First ink and inspirations Mystery Hostess Event!

What do I need for a Mystery Hostess Event?...

  • 6 stampers to commit to purchasing a minimum of $50 in product (BEFORE shipping and tax) in my Online Store by Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
  • You must email me before placing your order to let me know that you'd like to participate.
  • I will send you the special HOSTESS CODE THAT YOU MUST ENTER when placing your order in my Online Store.
  • Once the orders are placed, I will randomly choose one stamper to receive all the hostess benefits!

Email me by Monday, April 22nd with the words MYSTERY HOSTESS
in the subject line and I will reply with the Hostess Code and the link to my Online StoreYou must use this code to be eligible for the hostess rewards!

This will be fun!  If we have more than 6 interested, I'll start another group!

You may place an order anytime but you must have the hostess code from me for it to count!

If your order is a total of $150 or more before tax and shipping, you can place your own order online and receive hostess rewards on your order!

E-mail me to let me know if you'd like to participate!

And, now I have another take on yesterday's card and video tutorial!


Stampin' Up! You're Amazing Card Idea


In comparison to the card seen here, you'll see that I used Baker's Twine instead of a designer paper strip and cut the stamped image with a Labels Framelit instead of a punch.  The sentiment is from the welcome kit for My Paper Pumpkin.

Remember to e-mail me if you'd like to participate in the Mystery Hostess Event!
I'll email you the Hostess Code and then you can place your order!

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DIY St. Patrick's Day Ideas

St. Patrick's Day Card idea

DIY St. Patrick's Day cards are easy using the Stampin' Up! Small Heart Punch (117193)!  Just arrange into a shamrock shape, cut a thin slice of green for the stem and you have the central element of your hand-made card ready to go!

The "lucky" definition stamp is from the retired Define Your Life but you can still print these definitions on your home computer with the digital stamp download and MDS2! 
Define Your Life Digital Brush Stamp (118844)
Define Your Life Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!

And,here are some fun diy ideas I found for the "wearing of the green" day, St. Patrick's Day!

Source: via Pottery Barn on Pinterest

Source: via Pottery Barn on Pinterest


Get ready for some green day fun with these DIY St. Patrick's Day

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