Lori’s Inkin’Stories

Stampin’ Up Sales Ending Soon.

Hi Stampers

The sales at Stampin’ Up will be ending on 7/31/18 at 11:59 pm. So take advantage while you can. There are 3 sales going on.

1st -The Designer Series Paper is Gorgeous, buy 3 get 1 free. Below is a list of the paper that is on sale. You can Mix and match!

2nd – Choose 1 ink Pad family free for signing up with Stampin’ Up, a $75.00 value free!

3rd – Not sure how to get started, start with the Paper Pumkin’,  a monthly kit that arrives at your door. It will include the instructions and everything you need to make the project that is inside

So contact me to get started, I would love to help you!. Click on the shop button above or contact me directly at Like2stamp@aol.com.

Thanks for visiting and happy stampin’!


Animal Outing!

Hi Stamper’s. It is beautiful here today we can finally turn the air conditioner off and open the windows. I just love having the windows open. We’re cooped up all winter and then again in summer due to the humidity. Because of living close to Lake Michigan, the humidity can get extremely high. UUgghh.

For today’s card I used the Animal Outing stamp set and Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper (aka DSP) to create the cards below. For the 1st card I cut a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch piece of DSP and then cut 1 inch off of the 5 1/2 side to use the Calypso Coral side on back and glued both pieces onto thick Whisper White card stock. I was going to make 2 of the same card  but I glued the wrong side of the one inch piece for the 2nd card ( that’s why you see the DSP in Granny Apple Green on the second card) . So then I cut a 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Granny Apple Green card stock and glued it down between the 2 DSP’s. I also used some retired, old hemp ribbon I found in my stash.

And here is the inside of both cards.

Here is a list of products I used for the cards.

One of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up demonstrator is I received the stamp set free for attending a Stampin’ Up event. If you would like to become a demonstrator, now is a great time to sign up. You can get a set of 10 stamp pads, a $75.00 value, free! In addition to the starter set – $175.00 value in itself for $99.00. So please contact me, I would love to help you get started

Thank you for visiting and Happy Stampin’.



Stampin’ Preview

Here is a preview of what’s coming in August for a limited time. I have the set and OMG is it GORGEOUS I’ll be featuring cards soon. The pictures do not show all of it.

Thanks for visiting my website!


Stampin’ Up promotions and sales through the end of July!

Good Morning. Hope you are staying cool, here it is cloudy and sticky.

Now is a great time to join Stampin’ Up if you would like to become a Demonstrator. Right now through the end of July purchase the starter kit and get your choice of one of the family sets (see below) of 10 ink pads – a $75.00 value, absolutely FREE! Pease contact me or click on the Join Stampin’ Up link above to sign up.07.01.2018_LP_DEMO_INK_PAD_ENG

Also, right now Stampin’ Up has a DSP special going on!

  • For the whole month of July buy 3 packs of designer series paper get 1 pack free.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table below qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits of how many packs you order (i.e buy 6 get 2 free)
  • Sorry, the Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion and does not apply to starter kits.

Stampin’Up’s paper is just gorgeous and did you know that the DSP also co-ordinates with the card stock, ribbons and embellishments? It also Coordinates with stamp sets. For example, the Animal Expeditions Designer Series paper goes with the Animal Outing stamp set and Animal Friends thinlets for which you can buy as a bundle and save %10, see page 27 in the 2018-2019 Idea Book and Catalog.

If you would like a catalog, please contact me at like2stamp@aol.com or click on the shop button at the top of this post.

As always, Happy Stampin’ and thank you for visiting my website!



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Stampin’ Up Retiring and New Colors

On May 31, 2018, these thirteen colors are retiring.

      • Always Artichoke
      • Chocolate Chip
      • Elegant Eggplant
      • Island Indigo
      • Marina Mist
      • Perfect Plum
      • Pink Pirouette
      • Rose Red
      • Soft Sky
      • Tangerine Tango
      • Tempting Turquoise
      • Wild Wasabi
      • Wisteria Wonder
On May 31st you will no longer be able to purchase the stamp sets and bundles listed below. So stock up on your favorite colors and don’t forget to place your order soon!

Have a great day!


Color Me Happy

Hi Stampers. I hope you are having a great day. It’s windy and raining here in Milwaukee and in the 40’s, hopefully it won’t snow, but it’s a great day for stamping!

Today’s post is about the stamp set Color Me Happy.  I just love the little birds in this stamp set. You can purchase this stamp set and get the card kit absolutely free today only! It’s the last day of Sale-A-Brations. I followed the instructions for the stamp kit however, with the tags in the kit, I had 2 left over and used them on the cards below using the cards you can get free in the Sale-A-Brations catalog.

Below the pictures is the list of products I used and if you purchase all of the items pictured, you can get the Tutti-Frutti cards free. So hurry – today’s the last day.


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Not Much Time Left for Sale-A-Brations!


This is the last week of Sale-A-Brations.  FREE with every $50 purchase you can pick an item of your choice, so check out all of the products below.

And below FREE with every $100.00 purchase. Notice the framelits that go with the Cake Soiree’ and Petal Palette (pages 12 and 25 of the Occasions catalog).

So hurry.  make your list and contact me before time runs out!


Party Pandas

Hello and happy Friday.

Today my card is made with the Sale-a-Brations stamp set Party Pandas. A while back I had cut up quite a few cards for a Shoebox Swap using the stamp set Epic Celebrations. I had a lot of cards left over, so I decided to put the cards together, but stamped the Party Pandas  instead. You can get both of theses stamp sets free with a $100.00 purchase. But hurry – time is running out. Sale-a- Brations is ending on March 31st.

If you would like to make this card below is a list of all the products I used.

Please feel free to contact me to purchase these items.

Happy Stampin’


Only 2 weeks left of Sale-a-Brations

Don’t forget to place your orders. There is about 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Brations and with every $100.00 you spend you can get anyone of the products below free.

And with every $50.00 you spend you can get these products for free.

So get your products soon before time runs out!


Thinking of You

Hello Stamper’s
Hope you are having a great day! For me it’s a great when I can stamp.

I did my first EVER card challenge. I don’t know why I haven’t done these before, it was so much fun. For this challenge I did the Springtime Foil sheets again. I just love using the Stampin’ Blends on these sheets. I also used the Painted Love Gold Vinyl Stickers (the dots above and below the Thinking of You stamped image). Here is the card at slightly 2 different angles. I used Color Lifter marker on the gold outlines to make the images pop. This card looks much better in person, the pictures don’t do the card justice (I should probably take a photography class).

Here is the list of product I used.

Stampin’ Trimmer – 126889

Price: $30.00

If you were to purchase all of the above products plus spend another $5.00 for a total of $100.00, you would then get the Heartfelt Blooms AND the Springtime Foils free. So think about it! There is only about 2 weeks left for you to get these free from the Sale-A-Brations catalog. So please contact me or click on the Shop with Lori button above.

In the meantime, have fun Stampin’!


Springtime Foils

Hello Everyone!

I just love the Springtime Foils paper in the Sale-a-Brations mini (free with $50.00 purchase. The paper is great for using Stampin’ Blends Markers featured on page 31 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

For these cards I used the Old Olive and Calypso Coral  Blends in both the light and dark colors. I then used the Clear blend marker to wipe off the outline of the leaves and flowers. This really made the images pop.


For this card I used Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

For this card I used Night of Navy and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. I also used Gold twine (retired), Gold Metallic Thread and matching ink pads for the sentiments.  I also used the retired label punch. I also used sentiments from Picture Perfect Birthday and Petal Palette from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Below is a list of products I used that you can purchase, just click on the “Shop with Lori” button above.

Thank you and have a great day!


Image Sku Name Price
100702 Old Olive 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock $8.00
119683 Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock $8.00
100867 Night Of Navy 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock $8.00  
144597 Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack $9.00  
144045 Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack $9.00
144603 Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack $9.00
144040 Night Of Navy Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack $9.00
132622 Gold Foil Sheets $4.00
147193 Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper $0.00
145519 Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set $17.00
145788 Petal Palette Clear-Mount Stamp Set $35.00
138401 Gold Metallic Thread $3.00
126983 Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Pad $6.50
126970 Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad $6.50
126953 Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad $6.50
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $4.00
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue $4.00
143720 2-1/4″ (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch $18.00
133782 2″ (5.1 Cm) Circle Punch $18.00
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $30.00

Epic Celebrations

Hi Stampers!

For todays card I chose a Sale-a-Brations stamp set. I attended a Holiday party in January with my Up-lines and Side-lines(?!!) Anywho ( I always think that’s funny when someone says that), we did a shoe box swap and this was the card I created. I used the Epic Celebrations stamp set for my card.  Right now through the end of March you can get this stamp set free with a $50.00 purchase.

I used Whisper White, Basic Black and Daffodil Delight card stock; Pick a Pattern Designer Series paper; Daffodil Delight and Memento Black ink pad to stamp the images and colored the images with Daffodil Delight and Smokey Slate Stampin’ Write markers. I also used Dimensionals and Tombow glue.


Please click on the Shop button above and visit my Stampin’ Up Web Store to purchase your products to make this card. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

I hope you like todays card and thanks for visiting!



Hi and Welcome to my Website!

Hi and Welcome to my Website!

After being a Stampin’ Up! “Hobbyist” demonstrator for 11 years (yes, you read that right, 11 years) I started to think, “hey, why not turn this into a business”. I can show some of my designs, get some orders, sell some products/projects things like that! Also, this will feed my addiction to buying/hoarding Stampin’ Up!

So, I bought some books on how to start a website, and watched some YouTube videos and let me tell you – I started to feel a bit intimidated! This is a lot more work than I expected. But, here I am and I hope you feel inspired.

For my first card I decided to go with the stamp set One Wild Ride because: 1- My youngest brother has/had many Harley’s over the years and had even worked for Harley Davidson. 2 – My Great Uncle was one of the first original motorcycle club members riding his bikes up until he died at age 78. He even left a garage full of vintage bikes. 3 – because I live in Milwaukee, WI where Harley Davidson was born!


For my first card I used:

  • Stamp set: One Wild Ride (w 141721, c 141724)
  • Paper: Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730); Smokey Slate (131202)
  • Ink: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)
  • Misc: Best Badge Punch (140633); Bunch of Banners Framelits (141488)

If you would like to purchase these products, click here or please contact me at Like2stamp@aol.com.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you feel inspired and visit often as I learn how navigate this website. Please feel free to offer suggestions and let me know how I am doing.



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