Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping Ideas and Tips

Let's talk a little about scrapbooking and memory keeping.  In this post, you will hear and see a bit about how I go about preserving memories with photos and journaling.

This information was shared on my Facebook page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown, earlier this month on International Scrapbooking Day.   If you scrapbook or have ever thought about preserving your photos and memories, I hope you find this information helpful.

 

Scrapbooking-titles-tipTip: I find it easier to die cut my letters in Whisper White or Very Vanilla then sponge on the ink in the color I need/want depending on the layout.

These letter dies are retiring!  If you scrapbook, these are GREAT to have! Get yours here! ---> http://bit.ly/large-letters-stampin-up

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Here's the traditional layout that was created on the back of the Mount Rushmore page shown in the video above. Below is the stamp set that was used. It is "retiring", too.  It's a good one for travel pages.  Click the image below to see the En Route stamp set in the online store.

Below you can see how I cut my 4 x 6 photos in half to fit into two, 3 x 4 pockets.

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Here's are two more tips regarding the next photo below:

  • Notice the upper right pocket. I added a 1-1/2” strip of Whisper White to the Memories and More Card. I’ll use this for my page title.
  • The photos have been cut down to 3 x 4.

    Personal note: I realize that years from now these animal photos will not be “cherished” 🙂. But, my written memories will be. And, for now, we enjoy them. Plus, I figure that I’ll use these as a teaching tool for the grandchildren.

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Using the Designer Paper that coordinates with the Happiness Blooms Memories and More Card Kit, I cut 4x6 or 3x4 pieces for fillers on pocket pages. Cut strips or use as layers for traditional pages.

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Some final thoughts...

 

Thanks for visiting today for these tips and thoughts on scrapbooking.  Memory keeping is important...share your story! Get started with your photos and supplies that you can find HERE!


Handmade Card with His Grace [Retiring Stamp Set]

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When seeing the His Grace stamp set in the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog, it went on my Wish List and I am so glad to finally have it for some handmade cards.  The John 3:16 verse is one that will be used over and over again on cards for the Caring Cards Ministry in our church.  Be sure to put it in your cart since this beauty did not make the carry over list into the new catalog.

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On this particular card, the designer paper has already sold out as it was on the retiring list but you will be able to use card stock or a designer paper with a small print or pattern to get the same effect.

Here's the video tutorial for today's cardmaking project.

 

Here are the supplies for this project.  Just click the links below for more information.

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Here is a photo of the inside of the card...

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  • 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

Thanks for stopping by today for this cardmaking project with the retiring His Grace stamp set from Stampin' Up! and now visit the Online Store to shop while this set is still available!

 


Graduation Folder Card for Cash

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It's graduation time and cash is usually a much-appreciated gift for this milestone! 

Today's project is an easy to assemble folder that you can make that for cash or check to present to a graduate. The video was originally recorded to porst on my Facebook page in lieu of my usual Thursday evening LIVE. 

The bundle featured here is the Well Said Cling Bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  Buy now so you can bundle and save!  Purchase these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Here's the video tutorial with the demonstration and the how-to:

 

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cardstock is cut 6 1/2" x 9".
  • Score at 3" and 6-1/4".
  • Cardstock layer for the outside front is cut 6 -1/4" x 2-3/4" and for the inside it is 6" x 2-1/2".
  • Designer Paper Layer is cut 6" x 2-1/2"
  • You will need approximately 18" of ribbon.

Here are the basic supplies that you would need for this project.

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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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

Thanks for tuning in for this graduate gift idea and I'll see you again soon!


Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook with a Gift for the Graduate

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 an idea for a gift for a graduate!

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


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!


Fun Fold Card for Mother's Day!

Mothers-day-card 5-9-fbMother's Day is Sunday so here's a fun fold card idea that you can make now.  This is the card that I sent to both of our daughters.  

The sentiments from the Strong and Beautiful stamp set fit well for many occasions or a "just because" card.  Here are some other samples.

This set in combination with the beautiful (and, retiring!) All My Love Designer Series Paper makes a perfect "bouquet of handmade love" for someone special.

Here's the video tutorial to help you get started!

Lisa's Inkings:

Base Card stock is cut 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Card stock flap and fold piece is cut 2 3/4" x 8" and scored at 4".
-Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4" x 4" and 2 1/2" x 3 3/4".
Whisper White for inside and outside sentiments may vary depending on die used.
Colored card stock layer behind outside sentiment should be 1/4" -1/2" bigger than the Whisper White.

Need some of the supplies seen in this video?  Just click the links below to shop! 

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Why A Host Code?

When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, MJKMNESH, to receive a FREE gift from me! 

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!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you can use this Mother's Day fun fold card idea for someone dear to you!

 


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!


Make This Gift Box for Mother's Day!

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Mother's Day is this Sunday so here's an easy little gift box that you can create in minutes. 

What can you tuck inside this box?  How about a gift card?  Maybe you could add a pair of earrings or a sweet bracelet.  Movie tickets might be nice.  Or, concert tickets to one of her favorites! 

My granddaughter asked me what I'd like for Mother's Day and I asked her to color a picture for me.  It's never to early to start them on the value and uniqueness of "handmade".

Whatever you decide, this little gift box will hold most any little treasure that you'd like to give.  Are you ready to see how to

You probably have the supplies to create a little box like this but this stamp set is definitely one you'll want to add to your collection.  It's at the top of the list below.

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Here are the details for making the box.  You know you are going to want to make it more than once!

Lisa's Inklings:

  • Cut designer paper to 6" x 9-1/2".
  • Score at 1-1/4" from both ends with the 6" side at the top.
  • Turn and score along the 9-1/2" side at 1, 2-1/4, 5-1/4, and 6-1/2.
  • Whisper White for stamping is cut 1/2" x 3-1/4".
  • Poppy Parade to layer behind the sentiment is cut 3/4" x 3-1/2".

Mothers-day-box-video-5-8Now it's time for you to create the Gift Box for Mother's Day and I'll see you in the next post...have fun!

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Your Questions Answered: What To Do When You Run Out Of THAT Cardstock

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Today's tip video answers the question about what to do when you run out of a specific color of cardstock and you really need to finish the project.

We've all been there, haven't we?  Those times when you need a piece of THAT color and your scraps are all way too small.

In this cardmaking video, two of the Stampin' Up! retiring In Colors are used.  But, since that recording, those particular cardstock colors are OUT OF STOCK!  What's a crafter to do?

Take a look at the video below and see an easy solution that works for me.

 

If you enjoyed this post, 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

If you have any questions for me to answer regarding cardmaking, rubber stamping, or paper crafting, please leave a comment below.  I will do my best to answer and if I don't know, I will find out!  Hope you will try this tip when you run out of a specific color of cardstock!


Clean and Simple Card with Retiring Stampin' Up! Colors

Love-what-you-do-card-5-6Today's clean and simple cardmaking project and video features two of the retiring In Colors from Stampin' Up!, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig.

While these two colors of cardstock have already sold out and are not available for purchase, the ink pads, the Stampin' Write Markers, and some of the designer series papers with these colors are available as of this posting. 

Let's take a look at one of my fast-motion videos for the card assembly.

 

If you're looking for the supplies that are still available, here is the list as of this writing.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I would be honored to serve you.  Simply click on the links below to shop.  Thank you so much!

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When you shop the Online Store, be sure to use the Host Code, 4TG3422T, to receive a FREE gift from me! 

If your order totals, $150 or more before shipping and tax, no need to use the code.  You will earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up! and I will still send your gift!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed this quick video and card idea with two of the retiring In Colors. Tune in tomorrow for a great tip!

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Tri-Fold Card Idea and Video

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Today's project is a tri-fold card idea that we made on Facebook Live yesterday evening over on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown.

It's an easy concept and really shows off the beautiful (and, retiring) Share What You Love designer paper and the Strong & Beautiful stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.

Let's take a look of the Facebook Live recording for the how-to and see this beauty, inside and out!

 

Lisa's Inklings (Project Details):

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", Mint Macaron 3-3/4" x 5".
  • You will also need enough Whisper White and Mint Macaron to punch the circles.
  • You'll need pieces of designer paper to fussy cut the flowers.

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    • Cut Blackberry Bliss base 4-1/4" x 11". Score at 5 -1/2".
    • You'll need another strip of Blackberry Bliss cut 2" x 5-1/4".
    • Cut Rich Razzleberry: 4" x 5-1/4" and 2-1/4" x 5-1/4".  You'll also need a small piece for punching.
    • You'll need a small piece of Whisper White for stamping and punching.

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Now that you've seen the video, it's time to plan you're creations, right?  Here's what you do next!

  1. Visit the Online Store at this link.
  2. Click HERE to see if the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper is still available. If so, add to your cart!
  3. Love the beautiful sentiments used on these cards?  Here you go---> Strong & Beautiful.
  4. Look through the paper and ink sections to be sure you have the colors that you need.
  5. Add Host Code 4TG3422T to your order if your total is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  (If $150 or more before shipping and tax, DO NOT use the code.  I will send your gift AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order.)
  6. Your order will arrive soon and you'll be making some Strong & Beautiful cards!

Thank you for joining me today and hope you will e-mail me a photo of your creations made with this fun fold!


Coloring with Stampin' Blends

IMG_2506Coloring this image with Stampin' Blends alcohol markers was so much fun!  Isn't this wonderful Noah's Ark depiction?  

This image is from the Perfectly Paired stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog.  It is a retiring set so if it touches your heart like it did mine, you must get it!

This is a set that I will keep in my collection forever.  I help coordinate a Caring Cards Ministry for our parish family at church and this is a great set for that ministry!  I think it's appropriate for any age!

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Today's video tutorial focuses on the coloring with the Stampin' Blends.  The video is 2x the normal speed but I think it will be fine for you to see the process.  Let's take a look...

 



If you'd like to make a sweet card like this, here are the Stampin' Blends that you'll need! Just click on the links to shop my Online Store.

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Lisa's Inklings:

  • Stampin' Blends make coloring very easy.  Try them!
  • As you can see, I do not have any special technique for coloring.  The more you do it, the more FUN it gets!
  • If you can only get a few colors to start, I've got some advice on getting started HERE.

Hope you've enjoyed watching me color with Stampin' Blends and realize you need this Perfectly Paired Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


Three Best Reasons to Follow Me on Facebook!

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Are you following Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook?  If not, here are three of the best reasons that you definitely should!

  1. Most every Thursday evening, we go LIVE to create one or two projects!  See the process in real time with "bloopers" and all!  Can't join LIVE at the specified time?  The recording remains!  
  2.  SHARE my Thursday Facebook videos on your Facebook page and be entered in a random drawing to win a prize!
  3.  Get a glimpse into my life's adventures!  Some are exciting...some, not so much!

Don't miss out!  Head on over to my Facebook business page, Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown and LIKE my page.  Then, click on Follow, drop down and check SEE FIRST and Notifications ON.  (See below.)

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Hope to see you soon on Ink and Inspirations with Lisa Brown on Facebook!

 


Tribute to Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree

Lovely-as-a-tree-128655GHere she is...the much loved Lovely As A Tree from Stampin' Up! 

This awesome and iconic set debuted in 2001!  2001!  Sadly, this beautiful and versatile set is retiring this year and will only be guaranteed available through May 24, 2019. 

If you do not have this set, you MUST! NO wood mount stamp sets will be available beginning with the new Stampin' Up! catalog so consider ordering it in wood mount.  I predict it will be a highly sought-after stamp set and a valued one for collections.

Yesterday evening, my Facebook Live focused on this stamp set and a style of card that I have created many times through the years.

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Dimensions for cutting: DSP 4" x 5 1/4",
Card Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", Whisper White 2 1/4" x 4 1/2",
Cardstock layer behind image 2 1/2" x 4 3/4"

Below is a recording of that video...

 

Buy Lovely As A Tree in Wood Mount or Clear Mount!

Here are some other cards created over the years with this amazing set!

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Dimensions for cutting: Base 5 1/2" x 8 1/2",
Embossed cardstock layer 4" x 5 1/4",
Whisper White 2" x 4 1/2" and 2 1/4" x 4 3/4",
Basic Black 2 1/8" x 4 5/8"

Are you convinced that you must add this set to your collection?  I don't want you to miss out. Here's what you do next!

  1. Visit the Online Store at this link.
  2. Or, go directly to Lovely As A Tree (wood mount) or Lovely As A Tree (clear mount).  Add to your cart.
  3. Order some new Sponge Daubers and Stamping Sponges to use for this technique.
  4. Look through the paper and ink sections to be sure you have the colors that you need.
  5. Add Host Code MJKMNESH to your order if your total is less than $150 before shipping and tax.  (If $150 or more before shipping and tax, DO NOT use the code.  I will send your gift AND you will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order.)
  6. Wait patiently for your order to arrive then make some fabulous cards!

Thank you for joining in on this tribute to Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree and hope you will e-mail me a photo of your cards made with this wonderful set!


Must-Have Tool for Cardmaking and Papercrafting

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What must-have tool for cardmaking and paper crafting do I recommend?  This is a question that I often receive so here's my video response!  If you are a beginning crafter, it is my hope that you will find this information helpful. 

Circle Punches mentioned in the video:

These circle punches are retiring and only available while supplies last!

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My circle punches are the most used tools in my crafting studio...other than the basics mentioned in today's video.  These punches are especially helpful when you are mass producing cards such as birthday or holiday cards.  Punches speed up the process quite a bit!

If you enjoyed this post, 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If I can help you with anything, please let me know.  If you are looking for a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I will be honored to serve you.  You can shop online anytime here in my Online Store.  You may also call or e-mail me.

If you have a favorite must-have tool for paper crafting or cardmaking, leave a comment below and let us know!

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