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Two Step Bird punch card

Hello Stampers!  Happy Arbor Day!  Since today is Arbor Day I thought I would make a card with a tree on it.  But you probably know how it is sometimes when what you start out with as an idea, isn't what always ends up on your card!  Here's my finished product:

Blog 1085 Not exactly a card with a tree on it!!! But there is a branch on it, so I figure that is close enough!  Don't you just love the Two Step Bird punch?  I'm so glad that it is carrying over into the next catalog!  I love to punch the bird out of a solid cardstock and the wing out of coordinating designer series paper!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 117191 Two-Step Bird punch
  • 115675 Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper
  • 111664 On Your Birthday stamp set

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin with Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog products still available!

Hello Stampers!  I just wanted to share some great news with you!  Several of the items that were featured in the Occasions mini catalog will continue to be available until further notice!  Here are the items:

The following products will continue to be available and will appear in upcoming catalogs.

Item # Description Price
116519 Charming STMP $19.95
117690 Vintage Vogue WM $23.95
118598 Vintage Vogue CM $17.95
118882 Vague vinatge WM $23.95
119109 Vague vinatge CM $17.95
118091 Tiny Tags WM $22.95
118592 Tiny Tags CM $16.95
117535 DÉCOR ELEMENTS F IS FOR FOX CHOCOLATE $4.95
117536 DÉCOR ELEMENTS G IS FOR GIRAFFE CHOCOLATE $4.95
117529 DÉCOR ELEMENTS IS FOR BLACK $1.95
117541 DÉCOR ELEMENTS L IS FOR LION CHOCOLATE $4.95
117542 DÉCOR ELEMENTS M IS FOR MONKEY CHOCOLATE $4.95
117544 DÉCOR ELEMENTS O IS FOR OWL CHOCOLATE $4.95
117528 DÉCOR ELEMENTS SCALLOP FRAME BLACK $6.95
117549 DÉCOR ELEMENTS T IS FOR TURTLE CHOCOLATE $4.95
117552 DÉCOR ELEMENTS W IS FOR WHALE CHOCOLATE $4.95
118072 PNCH CRNR PINKING HEARTS $9.95
118870 PNCH CRNR SCALLOP TRIM $9.95
117191 PNCH LG 2 STEP BIRD $15.95
118073 PNCH LG FANCY FLOWER $15.95
117649 PNCH MD BRDR PINKING HEARTS $15.95
117190 PNCH MD JEWELRY TAG $10.95
117193 PNCH SM SMALL HEART $5.95
117310 SZX BIGZ L MINI MILK CARTON $32.95
118138 SZX EMBSLTS BEAUTIFUL WINGS $11.95
117332 SZX EMBSLTS SCALLOPED HEART OF HEARTS $11.95
117335 SZX TI PERFECT POLKA DOTS $7.95
120435 HEART TREAT CUPS $2.95

The following products will not be featured in upcoming catalogs.

 116772   RECIPES BY DESIGN   $24.95
 118139   DS FOLK FLOWERS -SHELLI SIGNATURE COLLECTION   $12.95
  117597   DS PAISLEY PATTERNS 2-STEP   $14.95

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.  If you would like to order any of these items now, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Dance Scrapbook Page

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you a dance scrapbook page that I made.  I have a friend who owns a dance wear store, and she was wanting me to make some cards and scrapbook pages for her store.  This is one of them that I came up with!

Blog 1084 I made a few for younger kids, but I wanted to make one for the older girls too.  If you click on the picture, you will notice that I used the Bride Specialty Paper.  That is such pretty paper!  For the letters on the side, I used the Serif Essentials Alphabet dies with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine. Here's the numbers for the supplies I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet dies
  • 115669 Bride Specialty Paper
  • 109032 Pretty In Pink Grosgrain ribbon
  • 117649 Pinking Hearts Border punch

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Shopping Lists

Hello Stampers!  I just love making these shopping lists!  They are the perfect size for jotting down a few things to pick up from the store!  This time I even put magnets on the back so they could hang on the fridge!

Blog 1083 I just bought the jr. size legal pads and had the office supply store cut them into thirds for me.  Not every place will do this, but some will and they will charge you per cut.  Not too much though.  The Real Red and Glorious Green pad uses the Tart & Tangy stamp set.  The Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie pad uses the Things I Love stamp set.  Here are the supplies that I used:

  • 111514 Tart & Tangy stamp set
  • 115229 Things I Love stamp set
  • 109043 Scallop Circle punch
  • 104401 1 3/8" Circle punch
  • 104403 1 1/4" Circle punch

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Trendy Trees birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I showed you on Saturday one of the cards that we made at Karen's party, and today I wanted to show you the other one.  I totally CASE'd this card off of somebody's blog, but of course I didn't write it down, so I can't give credit right not.  If it's yours, let me know so I can give you credit!  I love it!

Blog 1079 This card uses the stamp set Trendy Trees which is on sale for 20% off this month!  Check out my post for April 13th.  Everyone seemed to enjoy making this card.  We also cut out the butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit die with the Big Shot Machine.  They used which ever butterflies they chose on the card and had extra left over to decorate their envelopes!  Too fun!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslit die
  • 113258 Trendy Trees stamp set
  • 117072 Well Scripted stamp set
  • 115656 Melon Mambo stamp pad
  • 100908 Chocolate Chip stamp pad
  • 109046 1" Circle punch
  • 109032 Pretty In Pink grosgrain ribbon
  • 104430 Dimensionals

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Wellness Wishes card

Hello Stampers!  Today was Karen's party!  Hello Karen!  She wanted to make a fun get well card.  Look at what I came up with:

Blog 1078 Isn't it fun!  I found a card similar to this on Stampin' Connection and thought it was perfect!  Stampin' Connection is a website that is only for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  We can post cards and scrapbook pages on there to share with other demonstrators.  It is a great way to get ideas to CASE!  This card was perfect because Paper Piecing is the technique that I taught during my Monthly Card classes this month too. 

I used Kaleidoscope designer series paper with the stamp set Wellness Wishes.  Notice the raised dots on the background of the card?  These were done with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and the Perfect Polka Dot Impressions folder.  Here are the supplies that I used:

  • 115356 Wellness Wishes stamp set
  • 115680 Kaleidoscope designer series paper
  • 110715 Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon
  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 117335 Perfect Polka Dot Impressions Folder

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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One Of A Kind M&M Stackers

Hello Stampers!  I know I have shown you the M & M stackers for different holidays, but I wanted to show you some of them that I made for Spring to sell at my last craft fair.

Blog 1082 I used the One Of A Kind stamp set.  I stamped the largest flower and just punched it out with the Scallop Circle punch.  I then stamped the smallest flower and punched it out and layered it on a coordinating color of cardstock circle.  They went over very well!  I made them in primary colors to match the M & M's. 

If you would like to order any of the supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner.

On a personal note, boy has it been a rough couple of days around here.  One of my youngest daughter's classmates committed suicide on Tuesday night.  She was only in 7th grade.  She was on my daughter's team at school, so she had several classes with her and talked to her quite a bit.  It has been really hard on her.  Please hug your loved one's tight and keep Chelsea and her family in your prayers.

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Medallion Polished Stone

Hello Stampers!  I was cleaning off my memory card in my camera yesturday, and I realized that I still had my swaps on there from Leadership in January, so I looked back over my blog posts and discovered that I never showed my best swap cards to you!

Blog 1081 This card was made with the Medallion stamp set.  I stamped it onto glossy cardstock with a versamark stamp pad and then I embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I then used the Polished Stone technique and added the color to the background.  Didn't it turn out cool? This was the swap that I took the most of, and it went the fastest!

Blog 1080 I did several different color schemes and matted them on different colors of cardstock.  I will do a video tutorial soon and post it on here.  Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 115223 Medallion stamp set
  • 115060 Short & Sweet stamp set
  • 102599 Glossy cardstock
  • 102283 Versamark stamp pad
  • 109130 Clear Embossing Powder
  • 100005 Heat Tool
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 116630 Modern Label punch
  • various colors of reinkers

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Tote-ally Tess Birthday card!

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the third card that we are making in this month's Card Classes. Our technique this month is Paper Piecing, and I thought Tess would be a great one to model for us!

Blog 1077 Isn't this a cute card?  I got the idea for this one from Heather's blog!  Thanks Heather!  My club members learned how to paper piece Tess's shirt, pants, and bag.  I wanted to show that there are other things to do with this stamp set besides using her for stamping cards and scrapbook pages.  Remember, Tess is only available until the end of this month since she is in the Occasions mini catalog!  For Tess's balloon, I simply used the 3/4" Circle punch and drew the white on it with the white gel pen and drew the string with a black marker.  Here are the other supplies that I used:

  • 118595 Tote-ally Tess stamp set
  • 115370 Teeny Tiny wishes stamp set
  • 115675 Razzleberry Lemonade designer series paper
  • 115611 Melon Mambo Polka-dot grosgrain ribbon
  • 100072 Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write marker
  • 100037 Blush Blossom Stampin' Write marker
  • 100082 Black Stampin' Write marker
  • 105021 White Gel Pen
  • 105090 Word Window punch
  • 116630 Modern Label punch
  • 107217 3/4" Circle punch

If you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Tin Pail of Goodies!

Hello Stampers! WOW has it been a busy last couple of days!  I spent Friday evening preparing for my craft fair which I did on Saturday.  Sunday, I was busy stamping all day trying to get ready for upcoming classes and parties!  So fun!!!

This is one of the fun items that I had at my craft fair on Saturday:Blog 1076 This is just a fun little tin pail which I decorated with some retired rub-ons that I had laying around.  I added one of the cute little M & M stackers inside as well as a Bitty Box that I made with my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and stuck a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup inside.  Then, I added a cute little 3 X 3 gift card with envelope.  To decorate the items I used the stamp set One Of A Kind.  I used the big flower stamp from the set and punched it out with the Scallop Circle punch.  The middle of the flower is from the same stamp set!  Makes a cute flower don't you think?  

If you have any questions, let me know!

If you would like to purchase any of the supplies that I used, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Big Shot Class!

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited to announce that I have a started a new monthly class!  It is a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine class! 

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Each month we will be making three items using the Big Shot machine!  We will be making anything from cards, boxes, bags, cartons, candy holders, keychains, etc!  This month we are making a quilt card using the Top Note die, a bird house using the mini milk carton die, and a key chain using the Flower Folds die. 
 
I have seen some really cute things made with the Big Shot, and I'm anxious to share them with you!  I'm so excited about this class!  You do not need to own a Big Shot to take this class.  You can come and simply play with mine!
 
Not sure what the Big Shot is really all about, come and check out one class and see if it is the thing for you! 
 
The price of this class is $10, which includes everything you need to make three items!  All you need to bring is your adhesive! 
 
Plus, as a bonus, for those who have purchased your Big Shot from me, you get four of these classes for half price!!! 
 
This months class will be next Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP!  Hope to see you then!
 
Can't make it that night, or live too far away, I have this class available by mail!  You will receive all of the same supplies plus step by step directions to complete your three projects.  Please add an additional $2 for shipping and handling if needed.
 
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Flower Folds Scrapbook Page

Hello Stampers!  I have the cutest scrapbook page to show you!  I made it with my Flower Folds die and my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine!

Blog 1074 Isn't it cute???  I have seen some similar to this on blogs, but I fell in love with the yellow and black together!  We will be making this layout at my scrapbook class this month.  And of course it is customizeable in that you can have your title say anything that you would like!  I made my background paper with the small circle from the Circle Circus stamp set. Here's the supplies that I used:

  • 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine
  • 115970 Flower Folds die
  • 113464 Serif Essentials Alphabet dies
  • 115778 Circle Circus stamp set
  • 110711 Boho Blossoms punch
  • 115614 Crushed Curry Polka-Dot grosgrain ribbon

Ir you would like to purchase any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Awash With Flowers

Hello Stampers!  I have to tell you about this great special going on this month!  It's called:

TWO-STEP INTO SPRING!...



For the month of April only, we will be having a sneak peek stamp set available and  20% off four spring-themed stamp sets!

Hostesses:
Host a $350 workshop and receive the brand-new Two-Step Awash with Flowers stamp set FREE!   Contact me today to book your April party!

Customers:
Two-Step into spring with a sneak peek from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!  Be the first to add the Awash with Flowers stamp set to your collection.

AWASH WITH FLOWERS
 

117062 Awash with Flowers
(wood-mount) $39.95

120549 Awash with Flowers
(clear-mount) $27.95





Plus, purchase spring-themed Two-Step Stampin' sets at 20% off the retail price--no additional purchase necessary!  Qualifying stamp sets are listed below:

Contact me to book your April party or to get more information!  If you would like to purchase any of these items, hop on over to my Inkin With dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Vintage Vogue Mother's Day card

Hello Stampers!  WOW what a weekend it was!  We left home at 6 am on Saturday morning and drove 4 hours to Kansas City to pick up my dining room set and go through my grandmother's stuff.  We left there at 3:30 and drove the 4 hours back home!  That was one long day!  On Sunday I was so excited to get my new furniture moved in and everything rearranged and organized, but I'm still not done!  That was way too hard!  When I'm finished, I will show you before and after pictures!

Today, I'm going to show you a Mother's Day card that we are making at this month's card class.

 Blog 1073 Isn't it pretty?  I just love the new Vintage Vogue stamp set in the Occasions mini.  When I first saw it, I wasn't so sure about it, but I kept seeing all of these beautiful cards using it, so I decided I needed it too!  Now I love it!  It makes beautiful cards without much effort!  Here's the supplies I used:

  • 117690 Vintage Vogue stamp set
  • 114916 All Holidays stamp set
  • 105130 Regal Rose cardstock
  • 102544 Rose Red cardstock
  • 100730 Whisper White cardstock
  • 102277 Old Olive stamp pad
  • 101778 Rose Red stamp pad
  • 113692 Eyelet Border punch
  • 104430 Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 113144 Clear Rhinestone brads

If you would like to purchase any of these products, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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