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Nature Walk 3 X 3 note card

Hello Stampers!  We made this 3 X 3 note card at the Branson Regional.

Blog 1448 Isn't it pretty?  We used the Nature Walk stamp set (121925) and inked it up with Stampin' Write markers. 

The flower on top is one of the new Vanilla Rosettes (118774) in the Occasions mini catalog.  We colored it with a marker and then went over it with our Aqua Painter (103954).  This caused the color to run throughout the rest of the rosette and give it a nice even coloring!  You have got to get some of these and try them!

Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right to orders yours today!

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Nature Walk note card set

Hello Stampers!  Where has the time gone!  I can't believe I have been away from my blog for so long!  I have been busy getting stuff ready for the craft fair that I am in next weekend.  If you are in the South County area, I will be at Oakville High School both Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 6th!  Stop by and see me! 

Blog 1451 Have you seen this fun set of 3 X 3 cards that we made at the Branson regional yet?  How cute!

The holder is super easy to make.  We just took a square of cardstock and folded it in half both ways.  Blog 1453 We cut the  bottom corners off cutting from the halfway point up and down to the halfway point from side to side. 

Blog 1452 Then you fold the bottom half up and you have your two little pockets!  How easy was that???  We put squares of the Botanical Gazette designer series paper (121783) on the inside to make it look pretty!

Blog 1454 We made two notecards to tuck into both sides.  They each used the Botanical Gazette designer series paper and Vanilla cardstock.

We stamped the bird from the Nature Walk stamp set (121925) and tied a piece of Pear Pizzazz seam binding ribbon (122330) around the holder.

Do you need a perfect gift for a hostess or friend?  Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right to order your supplies!

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My Digital Studio downloads and calendar page

Hello Stampers!  Well you may have noticed that Stampin' Up! always comes out with their new My Digital Studio downloads on Tuesdays, so I was thinking that I would start showing you some projects that I have been making on MDS when I show you the new downloads.

I always make a calendar for my mom every Christmas.  These are super easy to make and I love the fact that I can add however many pictures I want to each page.

2011 calendar - marketing-001_thumb This is the cover page that I made for my calendar this year.  To make this page I simply used some designer series paper and added a text box.

2011 calendar - marketing-002_thumb This was my January page.  The background is a piece of designer series paper.  I just added some ribbon and a bow! 

Here are the newest downloads:

Easter blossoms 

Eastern Blossoms Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124436
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Favorite images and greetings of springtime celebration comprise this six-piece set. Delicate buds blossoming in the trees, vines and flourishes, and the tender silhouette of a child delighting in Easter festivities are all marvelous decorations for your projects for this time of year as well as so many other occasions.



Peddling past 

Pedaling Past Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124558
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

There's nothing like a simple bike ride to free your worries and calm your soul. These simple yet realistic images will have you reminiscing the feel of the wind in your face while calmly gliding along. Give a sense of ease and cheer to your projects with this seven-piece set.

Cottage garden 

Cottage Garden Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124559
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Bring a little of the quiet, contentment, and nature from the garden patio on to your cards and scrapbook pages with the carefree flora and fauna in this seven-piece stamp brush set. Complement your projects with the coordinating Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper.

Cottage wall 

Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124560
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Luxurious colors of Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, and Old Olive fill these twelve carefree patterns of Designer Series Paper. Coordinates with the Cottage Garden Stamp Brush Set.

More mustard 

More Mustard Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124421
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in More Mustard.

Bravo burgundy 

Bravo Burgundy Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124422
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Bravo Burgundy.

Ridinghood red 

Ridinghood Red Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124423
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Ridinghood Red.

Elegant eggplant 

Elegant Eggplant Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124424
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Elegant Eggplant.

Night of navy 

Night Of Navy Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124425
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Night of Navy.

Not quite navy 

Not Quite Navy Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124426
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Not Quite Navy.

Calendar alphabet 

Calendar Alphabet Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124553
Price: $9.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Use the Calendar Alphabet Stamp Brush Set to create the perfect daily, weekly, or monthly calendar and you'll never forget another appointment. Twenty-six images offer incredible versatility for calendaring—or any other project! Use it with the coordinating Calendar Numbers Stamp Brush Set and Full Calendar Stamp Brush Set.

Calendar numbers 

   
 
Calendar Numbers Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124554
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

With 31 pieces, this set is perfect for calendars since it includes numbers for every day of the month. Use it with the coordinating Calendar Alphabet Stamp Brush Set and Full Calendar Stamp Brush Set.

Full calendar 

Full Calendar Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124555
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

Label the months on your calendar with this 12-piece set and you'll be on your way to keeping your schedule in tact. Use it with the coordinating Calendar Alphabet and Calendar Numbers Stamp Brush Sets.

Sunny garden 

Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124544
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 2/22/2011

The bright and cheery colors of Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight fill these twelve patterns of delightful Sunny Garden Designer Series Papers. Use them with the coordinating Cottage Garden Stamp Brush Set.

 

When you are ready to order your own copy of My Digital Studio, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right!

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Branson Regional

Hello Stampers!  OMG!  I just got back from my Regional in Branson, Missouri!  It was wonderful!  What a great time we had!

P1070580 Isn't this create banner the cutest thing?  This was one of our make n' takes!  I love it!  The individual banners are made from the new Petal Cone die (121810) in the Occasions mini catalog!  That die is so versatile!

We cut the flowers that mat the letters from the Fun Flowers Bigz die (121812) with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439). 

Aren't the letters cute?  They are stamped with the stamp set Broadsheet Alphabet (118724).

If you want to make your own Create banner, and need some supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

I was really excited to attend this regional because my upline, Jeri, was presenting a workshop WOW!  And that she did!  She showed several ways to use the new Petal Cone die!  I can't wait to make some of the projects and show you how versatile this die is!  Here she is:

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Here is my friend and roomie, Sue!  We always have a great time at these events together!

P1070579 We ate dinner at Joe's Crab Shack!

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Leadership pics and bag

Hello Stampers!  As I was going through the pictures on my camera today, I realized I still had a few pictures from Leadership to show you!

Blog 1447 This is the gorgeous bag that we received!  Every Stampin' Up! Convention and Leadership we attend, we receive a bag!  They are usually great bags!  On the right hand side is the coordinating wallet that they had for sale at Momento Mall!  Too fun!

Leadership11 001-2 This is a picture that was taken inside the hotel we stayed at!  This was outside the Cascades area where out room was!  How fantastic is this?
Leadership11 007-2 This is a pic of me and my upline/roomie Jeri.  We are holding some of the awesome freebies that we were given for attending!  Gotta love that Glimmer paper!
Leadership11 018-2 This is another area inside the hotel that we passed on our way to the Convention Center area.  They even had boat rides around this lake!
Leadership11 121-2 This is the area inside the hotel where they had several shops and restaurants.  Isn't it cool how it looks like a street at night?

 Well, that's it for the pictures for now!  Wouldn't you love to join me next year???  Just get in touch with me and I can tell you how easy that would be!  I would love to have you join my Dinkitup! team!

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Springtime Vintage card

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the final card that we are making during this month's Monthly Card Class.

Blog 1446 This card was CASE'd from a swap that I received at Leadership this year from my upline, Jeri!  I love it!  This card just spoke to me and said "Make me!"  So, I did!

This card uses the new Springtime Vintage designer series paper (121782) from the Occasions mini catalog.  And notice the 3D flower?  That is a Vintage Flower Adornment (121879) from the Occasions mini catalog too!  I just attached it with a mini glue dot (103683). These are so pretty and you get 24 in a container.

The stamp set that I used on this card was Wellness Wishes (115356).

Ready to buy your own package of the new gorgeous Springtime Vintage designer series paper?  Then hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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My Digital Studio Downloads

Hello Stampers!  I have more new My Digital Studio downloads for you to see!

Beautiful butterflies 

Beautiful Butterfly Shapes - Digital Download 124412
Price: $0.95

Let these classic butterflies take your projects to new heights with these two punch images. Like all My Digital Studio punches, this is a vector file, which allows it to be scaled up or down without losing image resolution. Download also includes a 6-1/2" x 8-1/2" journal front and back cover. Artwork from the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz Die.

Polystitched ribbon 

Polystitched Ribbon - Digital Download 124433
Price: $3.95

Add a touch of delight to your projects using knots, bows, and trim of stitched-poly ribbon. This 15-piece download comes in Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive In Colors: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, and Blushing Bride.

Nursery dsp 

Nursery Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124561
Price: $4.95

Twelve patterns of childlike cuteness fill these papers. They're great for cards and gifts for babies and toddlers, but the artwork is also appropriate for all kinds of projects for loved ones young and old. Use this coordinating paper with the Nursery Embellishments and So Cute Stamp Brush Set for a complete look. Coordinating colors include: Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Pear Pizzazz.

Nursery embellishments 

Nursery Embellishments - Digital Download 124562
Price: $5.95

Babies—and all things miniature—bring out the soft side in us. We just can’t get over how cute little things are. The 83 embellishments are just right for projects inspired by the smallest people in our lives. They’re great for cards and gifts for babies and toddlers, but the artwork is also appropriate for all kinds of projects for loved ones young and old. Use it with the coordinating Nursery Designer Series Paper and So Cute Stamp Brush Set for a complete look. Coordinating colors: Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, and Pear Pizzazz.

So cute 

So Cute Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124563
Price: $1.95

Babies—and all things miniature—bring out the soft side in us. We just can’t get over how cute little things are. The images in this four-piece set are just right for projects inspired by the smallest people in our lives. They’re great for cards and gifts for babies and toddlers, but the artwork is also appropriate for all kinds of projects for loved ones young and old. Use it with the coordinating Nursery Designer Series Paper and Nursery Embellishments for a complete look.

Engraved 

Engraved Greetings Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124567
Price: $3.95

Deliver a sincere message in a bold way with our Engraved Greetings kit: a six-piece stamp brush set including overlays. With a carved-in-stone look and vintage style, these images will take you mere minutes to create a card that looks like it’s been carefully chiseled by a master sculptor.

Thanks for 

Thanks For Caring Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124438
Price: $3.95

The moment you hear about a loved one going through a difficult time, you want to send them a card to let them know they are in your thoughts. Likewise, when you’re the one receiving support and strength from thoughtful friends, you may feel to reach out to them in gratitude. Our six-piece Thanks for Caring Stamp Brush Set is there to lend a helping hand. With graceful images and greetings perfect for all kinds of caring messages, it will become a staple for those times when you need to express your feelings of sympathy or thankfulness.

Your a gem 

You're A Gem Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124435
Price: $3.95

Sometimes being short on words is when you can really say the most. Such is the case with the greetings in our You’re a Gem Stamp Brush Set. Expressions like “Key to my heart,” “Love life: live life,” and “It’s the little things” speak volumes about feelings and what’s really important in life. This assortment of eight brief sayings in a variety of font styles can apply for so many occasions and moments when you want to say just the right thing to make the right impact.

Still need to order your own copy of the fantastic digital scrapbooking program?  Then hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website  and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

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Handmade Valentine's

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!  I wanted to show you a couple of handmade Valentine's that I received this year.

Blog 1442 This lovely Valentine was from one of the girls in my preschool class, Alexa.  She made me a wonderful Christmas card this year too! 

Blog 1445 This beauty of a card was from my daughter, Amie!  Didn't she do a great job?  She is so creative! 

Blog 1443 This is the card that she made for my husband, Bob, and....

Blog 1444 this is the card that she made for her sister, Casie.

Would love to see what handmade Valentine's you received or gave!  E-mail a pic to me and I'll share them on my blog if you would like for me to!

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Punch Penguin Valentine's Day card

Hello Stampers!  This is the cute Valentine's Day card I made for my daughter Casie. 

It is almost like one of the cards that we made in my Monthly Card Class last month, I just made a few changes.

Blog 1435 The penguins are made from the Two-Step Owl punch (118074).  The big heart in the background is punched from the new Glimmer Paper (121790) that can be found in the Occasions mini catalog, with the Full Heart punch (119883).  It is layered on the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die (117332) which gives it a fancy look!  LOVE it!

If you haven't bought any of the Glimmer Paper yet from the mini, you have got to hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right, and get yourself some!

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Petal Cone die hanging hearts

Hello Stampers!  Have you seen the new Petal Cone die for the Big Shot yet?  It is so great!

Blog 1436 I made these hanging hearts with it for the girl's teachers for Valentine's Day.  They were super easy to make and they are very cute!  I put small cello bags of candy in them.

All I had to do was cut out two pieces of the cone die with my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and not fold on any of the score lines except the tabs.  These tabs are folded and then used to adhere the two pieces together.  That's it!  Then all that is left to do is decorate!

I used the Love You Much stamp set (113756) with my punches to decorate it.  And the fun little flag is included on the Petal Cone die (121810).

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

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Build a Cupcake punch birthday card

Hello Stampers!  Time to show you another one of the cards that we will be making at this month's Monthly Card Class!

This next card is another almost completely CASE'd card from a swap I received at Leadership from Cindy.

Blog 1440 I LOVE the new Build a Cupcake punch (121807) in the Occasions mini catalog!  And of course this card has my favorite Glimmer paper (121790) on it too which makes it doubly sweet!

Around the outside of the card I used the new Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809).  It gives such a pretty and elegant look and is perfect for framing a focal point on your card.  I sponged the embossed part to make it stand out a little bit more. 

The cupcake base and cherry are punched out of the Glimmer paper and the icing is out of Whisper White cardstock. 

The sentiment is from the Create a Cupcake stamp set (121915).  These items make such fun cards!

Ready to purchase your own cupcake tools?  Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right!

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Valentine punch art Monkeys

Hello Stampers!  Today was my Valentine's Day party at preschool and you have got to see the super cute Valentine Monkeys that I made for my preschoolers!

Blog 1437 I found these over on Julie's blog some time ago and knew that I had to make them for my kids!

Blog 1438 The head is cut from the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) using the Scallop Circle die (113468).  The eyes are the 1 3/8" Circle punch (119860) and the 1 1/4" Circle punch (119861).  The ears are the 1 1/4" Circle punch also.  For the nose, I used the Heart to Heart punch (119881) and the 2" X 1 3/8" oval punch (119859) for the snout.

Notice again the nose is punched out of the new Glimmer paper (121790)!  I seem to be able to incorporate this paper into almost every project that I make!  LOVE it!

Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right to get yourself some!

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Fifth Avenue Floral birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you one of the cards that we will be making in my Monthly Card class this month.

Blog 1441 This card is almost completely CASE'd from a swap that I received at Leadership from Alisa.  I just loved the colors together on this card, and of course the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (113734) always makes beautiful cards with very little effort!

The colors used on this card are Poppy Parade, Tangerine Tango, and Marina Mist.

The sentiment is from the A Word for You stamp set (117032). 

Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right to order your stamp set today!

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More My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  It's time for more My Digital Studio downloads!

Always art 

Always Artichoke Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124427
Price: $1.95

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Always Artichoke.

Garden green 

Garden Green Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124428
Price: $1.95

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Garden Green.

River rock 

River Rock Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124429
Price: $1.95

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in River Rock.

Soft suede 

Soft Suede Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124430
Price: $1.95

Designer Series Paper Patterns make it easy to create stunning, color coordinated projects that take on a life of their own when professionally printed. Every Designer Series Paper download uses our palette of exclusive core colors and original images that coordinate with other Stampin' Up! card stock, accessories, and stamped images. Versatile patterns for use on any project. Four Designer Series Paper Patterns in Soft Suede.

Word play 

Word Play Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124432
Price: $7.95

An image is worth a thousand words—but these words have quite a bit to say themselves. With some font-tastic emphasis and a few images mixed in, they’ll express your feelings in a big way with maximum meaning on scrapbook pages, cards, tags, and more. Set includes 24 pieces and a 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" greeting card designer template. Imagery from the Word Play stamp set from the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

Lucky 

Lucky Shamrock Stamp Brush - Digital Download 124437
Price: $0.95

Claim some of that luck of the Irish with this handsome shamrock medallion image. Its weathered look makes it appear to be well-loved and treasured, as indeed all good luck charms should be. And surely it will win you some good luck as an accent on cards and scrapbook pages dedicated to St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Image comes from the 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog.

Tags 1 

Lots Of Tags Shape 1 - Digital Download 124439
Price: $0.95

Spice up your projects by using this unique tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets Die. Like all My Digital Studio punches, this is a vector file, which allows it to be scaled up or down without losing image resolution.

Tags 2 

Lots Of Tags Shape 2 - Digital Download 124440
Price: $0.95

Spice up your projects by using this unique tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets Die. Like all My Digital Studio punches, this is a vector file, which allows it to be scaled up or down without losing image resolution.

Tags 3 

Lots Of Tags Shape 3 - Digital Download 124441
Price: $0.95

Spice up your projects by using this unique tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets Die. Like all My Digital Studio punches, this is a vector file, which allows it to be scaled up or down without losing image resolution.

Tags 4 

Lots Of Tags Shape 4 - Digital Download 124442
Price: $0.95

Spice up your projects by using this unique tag from the Lots of Tags Sizzlets Die. Like all My Digital Studio punches, this is a vector file, which allows it to be scaled up or down without losing image resolution.

Framed 

Framed With Love Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124545
Price: $3.95

Let these elegant frames, flourishes, and designs be the heart of your next project. The artwork in this versatile seven-piece set can be used on any project to accent your design. Coordinates with the Lots of Tags Shape 4 Digital Download.

Go green 

Go Green Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124557
Price: $0.95

Go all green on your projects with this St. Patrick's Day stamp brush and you won't get pinched!

Game night 

Game Night Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 124565
Price: $5.95

Get ready to roll out your dice with this fun, game-filled 12-piece set. Use this artwork on your projects and they'll all be winners!

Jackpot dsp 

Jackpot Ii Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 124566
Price: $4.95

You won't be taking a gamble when you use this festive paper. Hit the jackpot with these 12 patterns, recolored from the Jackpot Designer Series Paper. Coordinating colors include: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, and Cherry Cobbler.

 

Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right to order your copy of My Digital Studio or any of these incredible downloads!

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