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Year In Review

Hello Stampers!  Can you believe there are only two more days left in 2010!  My family is all still here, so that explains my lack of posts for the last few days.  I thought I would take a couple of days and show my favorite posts from this last year.  I hope you enjoy!

January:

Blog 980

Blog 981

Blog 982

February:

Blog 988

March:

Blog 1057

April:

Blog 1081

May:

Blog 1117

June:

Blog 1170

Come back tomorrow for the last six months of 2010!  I will also have a contest with blog candy starting tomorrow, so don't miss it!

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Filled With Love Promotion

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas!  I know I sure did!  And my holidays aren't over yet!  My parents and my sister and her family are coming in town for the week!  The celebrating just goes on and on!

Well, I did want to let you all know about the current promotion that is going on right now with Stampin' Up!  It is called the Filled With Love promotion.

From December 17, 2010 through January 24, 2011, get a FREE package of Bitty Buttons--a $4.95 value--when you purchase an exclusive Filled with Love Bundle.

Filledwithlove_flyer_US_1210_THClick on this image to see all of the details, then hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right to place your order! 

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Tags til Christmas Christmas card

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you are all having a wonderful Christmas Eve!  I can't believe how quickly it has come!  Enjoy this holiday season and spend time with the one's you love!

I wanted to show you a card that we made in my Christmas card class this year using the Tags til Christmas stamp set (120847). 

Blog 1372 Isn't this a fun card?  And it doesn't get much easier!  I totally CASE'd this card from a blog!  The santa suit stamp is from the Tags til Christmas stamp set and we simply punched it out with the Large Tag punch (119876) and matted it with the Extra-Large Tag punch (119866).  These are layered on a piece of the Candy Cane Christmas designer series paper which is mounted on a piece of cardstock that has been punched with the Pinking Hearts Border punch (117649).

And as much as I dislike glitter, we used the Two Way Glue pen (100425) and put some Dazzling Diamonds glitter (102023) on each of the buckles.  I thought it needed a little bling!

Don't forget that the Tags til Christmas stamp set is in the Holiday mini catalog and will only be available until January 3rd, so hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right and get yours ordered!

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Northern Flurry Embossing Folder cards

Hello Stampers!  Don't you just love the new Northern Flurry Embossing folder (120902)?  It makes such gorgeous cards!  I have to say that the embossing folders with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine ( 113439) are my absolute favorite WOW's for cardmaking!  I use my embossing folders A LOT!

We made two cards with the Northern Flurry Embossing folder (120902) in my Christmas card classes this year.  Want to see them? 

Blog 1373 We embossed both of these cards with Glossy White cardstock (102599).  We used the A Cute Christmas stamp set (120825) (LOVE that set!) and the Candy Cane Christmas designer series paper (120809) (LOVE that paper!)!  Notice the bling in the middle of the snowflakes?  That is the Basic Rhinestones (119246).  They are self-adhesive and so easy to use!

Blog 1374 For this card we used the Greeting Card Kids stamp set (119887).  What a cute set!  And it covers several different holidays in one set!

Don't forget that the A Cute Christmas stamp set, and the Northern Flurry Embossing folder are all in the Holiday mini catalog and will only be available until January 3rd, so don't hesitate another minute!  Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right and order your today before they are gone!

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Lovely As A Tree Christmas card

Hello Stampers!  Only 3 more days until Christmas!  Are you ready?  I'm all ready!  Presents are all bought, everything is wrapped, and I am going to bake my last batch of cookies tomorrow!  Too bad I have yet another nasty cold!  What an awful time to not be feeling well!

I wanted to show you my favorite card that we made during my Christmas card classes this year.

Blog 1371 Isn't this just a gorgeous card?  And it was so easy too!  I CASE'd this card from Dawn!  Thanks Dawn for the great idea!

I used the Lovely As A Tree stamp set (115026) and the Sincere Salutations stamp set (115068) for the sentiment.  I simply inked up the stamp of the single evergreen tree and stamped it three times on the cardstock.  Then I inked it up and stamped repeatedly two more times.  This gives it depth.  I used my Two Way Glue Pen (100425) and drew over the branches on the darker trees and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter (102023).  This gives the sparkle!  How great is that???

The white background piece has been embossed with the Petals-a-plenty Embossing Folder (116824).  The white and garden green pieces were cut out with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and the Top Note die (113463).  The white piece is smaller because I cut along the perforated lines that are created with the Top Note die.

Is this the card you want to make for next year's Christmas card?  Then hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and order your supplies!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Rejoicing in Christmas card

Hello Stampers!  Want to see the Rejoicing in Christmas (120829) card that we made in one of my Christmas card classes this year? 

Blog 1369 Isn't it beautiful?  My card base is Perfect Plum and the strip is Brushed Silver cardstock (100712).  I totaly CASE'd this card from the Stampin' Up! demonstrators sharing site called Stampin' Connection because I thought the colors were so pretty together.  Stampin' Connection is a site for Stampin' Up! demonstrators to share samples of items they have made.  There are tons of cards, scrapbook pages, and 3D items on this site!  You would never have to come up with an idea of your own ever again!

Notice the new Basic Rhinestones (119246) in the middle of the star?  I just love those and the new Basic Pearls (119247).  They are self adhesive and super easy to use!

Want to order your own?  Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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Tags til Christmas thank yous

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you the super cute thank you's that I made for all of my preschool families and co-workers. 

Blog 1370 Aren't they cute?  I CASE'd these from Lyssa's blog.  I'll go through by layers and tell you how I made them!

I stamped the snowflake from the Every Little Bit stamp set (117096) on the card front.  The snowflake is the Snowflake #2 die (113460) cut from white cardstock using the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  I stamped the snowman image from the Tags til Christmas stamp set (120847) and punched it out with the 1 3/4" Circle punch (119850) and layered on the 2" circle from the Circles #2 die (114526). 

The thank you sentiment is from the Family Phrases stamp set (114960) and it is punched out with the Word Window punch (119857) and layered on the Modern Label punch (119849).  These are put on with Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

The cardstock across the bottom was punched out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch (119275).

Ready to order your supplies to make your own cards? Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right!

Let me know if you have any questions!

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New My Digital Studio Downloads

Hello Stampers!  Here are some more My Digital Studio downloads!  I think you are caught up now!

Snow 
 

Extreme Snowboard Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124215
 
Price: $0.95
 

Got halfpipe? If you know and love a boarder--or are simply a winter sports fan--you'll want to add this gorgeous 9" x 12" stamp to your digital stash. Try printing the image using iron-on transfer paper to make a cool, giftable t-shirt for your favorite flyboy or flygirl! Or size it down and add it to a wintry card, calendar page, or journal cover. Perfect for framed artwork.

Surf 

Extreme Surfboard Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124218
 
Price: $0.95
 

If you can hang ten--or only wish you could--our Extreme Surfboard Stamp Brush is your ticket to Endless Summer. This one-piece silhouette stamp brush is a generous 9-1/2" x 10". Size down and add to projects that simply won't be complete without a silhouette of a surfer dude taking the drop! Perfect for framed artwork, scrapbook pages, cards, or journals.

Skate 

Extreme Skateboard Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124217
 
Price: $0.95
 

Dude. If someone in your family can do a railstand, switch, or toe edge, then this Extreme Skateboard Stamp Brush is for you! Perfect for framed artwork--or size down and add to any scrapbook page, card, or journal. This oversized one-piece silhouette stamp brush is 7" x 12".

Dirt 

Extreme Dirt Bike Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124219
 
Price: $0.95
 

One look at our Extreme Dirt Bike Stamp Brush Dirt and your dirt rider will be in the zone! This one-piece silhouette stamp brush set is supersized at a whopping 10-1/2" x 12". Perfect for framed artwork--or size down and add to any scrapbook page, card, or journal.

Guitar 

Extreme Guitar Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124216
 
Price: $0.95
 

Amp up your teenager's scrapbook pages with a rocker's silhouette--or try printing the image using iron-on transfer paper to make a sweet, trippy t-shirt! This oversized one-piece silhouette stamp brush is 7" x 11-1/2". Perfect for framed artwork--or size down and add to a hip card, calendar, or journal.

Style beautiful 

Style Bautiful Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123991
 
Price: $3.95
 

Roses and filigree and everything you need to design vintage-themed digital delights. Layer the five stamp brush elements for a sophisticated look--or use the pieces separately. This nostalgiac set makes beautiful cards--or try using the images to make fun and fanciful desktop backgrounds!

Lol 

Lap Of Luxury Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 123992
 
Price: $4.95
 

Victorian refinement is on parade with our sweet and sumptuous Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper. Twelve romantic patterns coordinate with the traditional Lap of Luxury Designer Series Paper from the 2010 Idea Book & Catalog. Pairs well with the Style Beautiful Stamp Brush Set. Plush coordinating colors are: Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Concord Crush, and Very Vanilla.

Elements 

Elements Of Style Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123990
 
Price: $3.95
 

Roses and filigree and everything you need to design vintage-themed digital delights. Layer the five stamp brush elements for a sophisticated look--or use the pieces separately. This nostalgiac set makes beautiful cards--or try using the images to make fun and fanciful desktop backgrounds!

Teahouse 

Teahouse Stamp Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123989
 
Price: $1.95
 

Our elegant one-piece Teahouse Stamp Brush has that classic English country cottage look--and is the perfect background or focal image for a card, calendar, or scrapbook page. Use it to make a posh, Victorian-style journal dedicated to your literary stylings -- or to recording your most private and personal thoughts!

Charming 

Charming Stamp Stampbrush Set - Digital Download 123988
 
Price: $3.95
 

Like a pressed flower in an old book, this seven-piece stamp brush set has a wistful charm all its own. Pair with Simply Adorned elements--or use the larger pieces (which are much bigger than traditional product) for the perfect card and scrapbook page accents. Coordinates with the traditional Charming Stamp Brush Set.

If you are ready to purchase your downloads, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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New My Digital Studio Downloads

Hello Stampers!  There have been tons of new downloads for My Digital Studio lately, so I'm going to split this into two posts to show them all.  Check back tomorrow for the remaining downloads.

Desktop 

2011 Notable Desktop Calendar Digital Kit - Digital Download 125148
 
Price: $14.95
 

A brand new year is almost here--and you'll be ringing it in with style with a calendar made using our oversized Desktop Calendar Kit. Chock-full of digital goodies, this new kit includes a complete 25-page 5-1/2" x 6-1/2" Calendar Template, 13 never-before-seen Designer Series Papers, a 19-piece stamp brush set, and 15 embellishment pieces. What an AMAZING value! Download includes everything you need to make any size calendar--and it's great for year-in-review photo books or cards! Coordinating colors for a happy new year are: Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, and So Saffron.

Calm 

Calm And Bright Photocard Template Digital Kit - Digital Download 125145
 
Price: $1.95
 

Delight your friends and family with a homemade Christmas or New Year photocard using our Calm and Bright Photocard Template. This Santa-approved designer 9-1/4" x 4" template comes in Marina Mist and Riding Hood Red and is designed to fit three pictures. With double-sided printing, there is plenty of room to write a personal message on the back. Or use the template to create a merry invitation for a cocoa and cookies Christmas party--or a holiday workshop bash!

Holiday 

Holiday Greetings Photocard Template Digital Kit - Digital Download 125146
 
Price: 1.95
 

Special delivery from the North Pole -- our adorable Holiday Greetings card is perfect for sending family photos to everyone on your holiday checklist! This designer 5"x7" photocard template comes in delicious Kiwi Kiss and frosty Whisper White. With double-sided printing, there is plenty of room to write a personal message on the back -- or the lyrics of your favorite Christmas jingle or poem for the enjoyment of family and friends!

Good cheer 

Good Cheer Photocard Template Digital Kit - Digital Download 125147
 
Price: $1.95
 

'Tis the season for warm and wonderful Christmas greetings--and sending them out will be a snap with our Good Cheer Photocard Template! Download includes one designer 7" x 5" template in favorite Christmas colors: Old Olive, Real Red, and Whisper White. With double-sided printing, there is plenty of room to write a personal message on the back -- or include your favorite gingerbread recipe for family and friends!

Leadership 

Leadership 2011 Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123968
 
Price: $1.95
 

Four-piece stamp brush set with various iterations of our sleek and classy Leadership 2011 logo. Perfect for adding to Nashville swaps--or make scrapbook pages of the event featuring the official Leadership logo! Better yet, get creative and design a one-of-a-kind journal for recording your very favorite Leadership 2011 experiences!

Serene 

Serene Snowflakes Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123981
 
Price: $1.95
 

Four-piece stamp brush set with six exquisitely detailed snowflake designs. Perfect for adding sparkle and shine to your winter wonderland scrapbook pages and cards. Print them out on window sheets and use them for your holiiday decorating--or design a winsome fairy wand using a printed snowflake and a dowel--painted with Frost White Shimmer Paint!

Blueberry 

Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 123982
 
Price: $4.95
 

Twelve patterns of delicious Digital Designer Series Paper coordinate with traditional Blueberry Crisp Designer Series Paper from the 2011 Idea Book & Catalog. This offering's deep, rich blues lend themselves beautifully to winter-themed scrapbook pages and cards -- or to blue skies and summer sun! Imagery perfectly compliments the Razzle Dazzle Stamp brush set included in the boxed software. Scrumptious coordinating colors are: Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, and Sahara Sand.

Wood 

Woodgrain Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123987
 
Price: $1.95
 

Our trendy one-piece Woodgrain Stamp Brush provides the perfect background for a variety of projects. Set pairs well with nature or floral imagery for the perfect added texture. Or print out the oversized woodgrain image and roll it around a gift to create a stylized branch. Tie it with Real Red Satin Ribbon and a sprig of faux pine or berries -- and you'll never know such delightful wrappings weren't created by Santa's elves!

Woodland 

Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 123985
 
Price: $4.95
 

Nature never goes out of style--and you'll agree when you see our Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper! Twelve patterns coordinate with the traditional Woodland Walk Designer Series Paper. Versatile neutral colors are perfect for masculine or outdoor pages and cards. Or print out individual sheets to make nature-themed decorative paper cones trimmed with traditional grosgrain ribbon. Warm and woodsy coordinating colors are: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip.

Just 

Just Believe Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123986
 
Price: $5.95
 

Some things do have to be believed to be seen! This thoughtful sentiment will provide you with year-round creative inspiration. Beautiful nine-piece silhouette stamp brush set coordinates with traditional Just Believe Stamp Set from the 2010 Idea Book & Catalog. Provides an elegant look for any project. Download also includes a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" designer greeting card template.

Curly 

Curly Cute Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 123983
 
Price: $3.95
 

So many kind and happy wishes in one place! This five-piece sentiment stamp brush set includes Congratulations, Happy Birthday, Season's Greetings, Thank You, and Thinking of You. Perfect for cards, but sized large enough for scrapbook page titles, you'll be ready for just about any occasion with this versatile and elegantly designed digital download.

 

When you are ready to order your own downloads, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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Big On Christmas card

Hello Stampers!  Don't you just love the stamp set Big on Christmas (116578)?  It has the cutest images that are so fun to color in!

Blog 1368 This is a Christmas card that we made in one of my Christmas card classes this year.   I CASE'd this card from Barb's blog.  I love the look the the snowflakes on the background.  They were punched out with the Snowflake punch (119852) in the same color as the card, Old Olive, so it gives the tone on tone color thing!  LOVE it! 

And I really like the non-traditional Christmas color scheme.  Very festive!  The other colors I used were Pacific Point and Melon Mambo.

If you need to add the Big on Christmas stamp set to your collection, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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Beary Best Friends thank you's

Hello Stampers!  I'm still heavy in the middle of gift making today, and I needed to make some thank you cards to give to Amie's piano teacher.  She is a school teacher also, so I thought some thank you cards would be a great gift.  I know I use tons of thank you cards for my preschool families.

When I was trying to think of what stamp set I wanted to use, I always seem to go back to the Beary Best Friends stamp set (118052) for school aged kids.  It is such a fun and easy stamp set to work with. 

Blog 1365 These were a remake of a card that I had done at a workshop once, and I had some extra supplies left over, so I used them up.  The designer series paper that I used is the retired Tea Party package. 

Blog 1366 I tore off the end of the front of the card and adhered the designer series paper inside of the card.  I made four boy cards...

Blog 1367 and four girl cards.  On the boys cards, I didn't want to use ribbon, so I made the sports ball strip for the side with the stamps from the Family Accessories stamp set (113494).

Did you notice the adorable teddy bear envelope?  I hope that you always stamp your envelopes for your handmade cards!  Nobody wants naked envelopes!

I know that you are ready to own your own super cute Beary Best Friends stamp set, so hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right!

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Tags Til Christmas tag

Hello Stampers!  Are you making your own Christmas tags this year?  I have a really fun one that makes a reindeer out of the Two-Step Owl punch (118074) that was in my newsletter this month!  Want to see it?  All you have to do is sign up for my mailing list.  Go to the top of my left sidebar and click on the Sign Up For My Free Newsletter link!  I will get my December newsletter out to you as soon as you do!

Blog 1363 Today I made another tag using the Tags til Christmas stamp set (120847).  These tags will go on the treat bags that we are giving out to our preschool class.  I simply punched out the snowman tag, which I stamped in Marina Mist, using the  1 3/4" Circle punch (119850) and layered it on the 2 1/2" Circle punch (120906) with a snowflake punched from the Snowflake punch (119852) in between the layers!  Too cute!

Don't forget that the Tags til Christmas stamp set will only be available until January 3rd, so hurry on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right to get yours ordered before it's gone!

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Shelli on the Today show!

Hello Stampers!  Just wanted to let you all know that Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin' Up!, is going to be on the Today Show tomorrow morning! 

I'm not sure of the time, they are thinking some time in the 3rd or 4th hour, but you can record it and watch it later!   You have to be sure to watch it though!  She usually does some really cute projects!!!

Shelli has been asked to be on the show in recognition of Stampin' Up!'s participation with the Direct Selling Association (DSA) in the TODAY Show Annual Holiday Toy & Gift Drive. As you know, Stampin' Up! believes in giving back to the community and making a difference in people's lives. Stampin' Up!'s Making A Difference program encompasses this philosophy and provides us with wonderful opportunities to help individuals and families in need.

What a great company!  Don't forget to watch!

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Peaceful Season coaster

Hello Stampers!  Well, I told you that I would show you some of the items that I was selling at my craft fairs this fall.

I sold TONS of coasters this year!  I made some holiday coasters using the Peaceful Season stamp set (120819 - hostess set) and some every day coasters with the Medallion stamp set (115223) and some with the Inspired by Nature stamp set (111656).

Blog 1364 These coasters are super easy to make.  I am thinking about doing a video soon to show you the steps!  Keep watching!

When you are ready to make your own coasters, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW to order the stamp sets that you want to use!

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