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Chicks 'N' Chocolate Stamping 101

Hello Stampers!  I have to tell you about this exciting new class that I have scheduled!  Does the title intrigue you? 

I have several customers and newsletter readers that are brand new or fairly new to stamping, so I decided to have a Stamping 101 class to help get them started and make them feel more comfortable.  Here are the details:

Chicks N' Chocolate Stamping 101

Monday, May 16th at 6:30 p.m.

The class will be at my house.  Get in touch with me to get the address and directions.

The cost is $5 which includes your supplies.  We will be making a card and a gift enclosure.  There will be stamping, chocolate eating, and socializing!

I will also have babysitters available if needed.

Please RSVP by 5/13.

If you are new to stamping, and in the area, I would love to have you join us!  Contact me today to get more information!

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More My Digital Studio vacation album

Hello Stampers!  I have some more pages to show you from Amie's vacation album that I made using My Digital Studio.

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Now are you convinced that you need to purchase your own copy of My Digital Studio?  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and check out all of the downloads that are available!  Just click on Digital Designing in the left column.

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  It's Tuesday, so more My Digital Studio downloads!  Here they are:

A year in review 

A Year In Review Photobook Template - Digital Download 125743
Price: $24.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Ever wish you could catch up on your scrapbooking? Let the A Year in Review Photobook Template help! Already designed for the seasons, this exclusive-to-digital template will give your entire year a cohesive look. Simply insert your photos into the 12" x 12" 28-page designer template, personalize with journaling and voilĂ  . . . you've completed an entire year! Use the wide range of elements included in the kit for other designs. It includes 12 Designer Series paper patterns, 24 embellishments, one punch, and a 32-piece stamp brush set with coordinating colors Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand, and Tangerine Tango.

Perfect pennants 

Perfect Pennants Designer Template - Digital Download 125755
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Bring party pizzazz to a birthday or celebration using these six festive pennants--exclusive to digital! Pair with an alphabet stamp brush set and print out as many as you need to create a custom-sized, one-of-a-kind banner. Three pennants are included on each of the two 8-1/2" x 11" pages. This template also comes with a two-page 12" x 12" designer template. Coordinating colors include: Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Peach Parfait, and Whisper White.

Hues of blues 

Hues Of Blue And You Card Template - Digital Download 125737
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Know anyone who needs a little pick-me-up? This bright designer postcard template will do the trick. Exclusive to digital, this double-sided 4" x 9-1/4" template includes these coordinating colors: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red.

Maine blueberry dsp 

Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 125749
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Use the irresistibly delicious designs of the Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper in your next project! Experience blueberry bliss with 12 patterns and these coordinating colors: Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, and Old Olive.

Hawaii papaya dsp 

Hawaii Papaya Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 125750
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Use these twelve tropically cheerful Designer Series Paper patterns on summer, vacation, or party-themed projects. Coordinating colors include: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, and Tangerine Tango.

Hawaii papaya stamp 

Hawaii Papaya Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125751
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

With winding vines and tropical flowers based on the retired Hawaii Papaya Designer Series Paper, this nine-piece stamp brush set will warm up your projects. Exclusive to digital, this set also includes a 7" x 5" greeting card designer template.

Happy grad stamp 

Happy Grad Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125758
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Wish your grad well with the inspiring sentiments in this two-piece stamp brush set. And save on your design time by using the included 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" greeting card template.

Only ovals stamp 

Only Ovals Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125767
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Use the images from the four-piece Only Ovals Stamp Brush Set as tags or project accents for a variety of occasions--from a wedding gift to your famous summer barbeque! You'll love the intricate details of the artwork on each oval.

Take a number stamp 

Take A Number Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125768
Price: $0.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

You'll love the fresh, urban look of this stamp brush. Use it for a "number" of occasions where you want to give your design a modern look. Digital imagery taken from Take a Number Stampin' Around wheel.

Its all good stamp 

It's All Good Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125773
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Life really is great, isn't it? And that's what digital designing is all about--capturing your memories in a photobook, celebrating someone with a card, or designing a calendar to look forward to what's ahead. Use the delightful sentiments in the four-piece It's All Good Stamp Brush Set and highlight life's good times on your projects.

Its a plan stamp 

It's A Plan Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125775
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Deck out your "to-do" list and daily tasks in this useful two-piece set. Design and print an entire year planner to keep on-hand, or use them when you need to keep your chaotic times calm.

Compliments to chef stamp 

Compliments To The Chef Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125778
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/26/2011

Throwing a dinner party? Use Compliments to the Chef for all your party needs. With the six images, you can make everything from invitations to name cards and menus using these fantastic stamp brushes!

 

Want to order one of these downloads to take a look at all of the downloads available?  Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store and click on the Digital Designing on the left sidebar.

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My Digital Studio vacation album

Hello Stampers!  I finished the vacation albums for my girls using My Digital Studio.  I want to show you some of the pages of Amie's album.

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Making these albums is so easy!  You get to pick the background paper, how many pictures are on each page and where they are located, and any accessories on each page.  Too fun!

When you are ready to have it printed, you get to pick the type of album you want.  I did fabric covers for each girl, Casie's is pink and Amie's is blue.  You can also choose a photo cover or leather album.

When you are ready to purchase your own copy of My Digital Studio, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order.  You can also check out all of the downloads available by clicking on the Digital Designing tab on the left.  Once you purchase them, they are immediately ready for download.

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Easter Bunny and Chick baskets

Hello Stampers!  Happy Easter!  I hope you are enjoying your holiday!

I wanted to show you the super cute Easter Bunny and Chick hanging baskets I made for my girls. 

Blog 1490 Aren't they super cute!

Blog 1491 I found these on a blog and knew that I had to make these.  They are made with my Big Shot Die-Cut machine (113439) and the new Petal Cone die (121810) that was in the Occasions mini catalog.  The faces and wings are just made with various circle, scallop circle, square, and heart punches.

If you want more specifics, e-mail me and I will get them to you!

Enjoy your Easter!

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Easter Chick card

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you an Easter card that I made last week. 

Blog 1489 I found on someone's blog how she made an Easter chick using the two-step bird punch!  Too cute!  And pretty easy too!  Once you punch out your bird body using the Two-step bird punch (117191), you simply reinsert it into the punch and cut off a little bit of the tummy and end of tail.

I made the little Easter egg with the new 3/4" X 15/16" oval punch (120908).  The grass is the Inspired by Nature stamp set (111656).

Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store to order any supplies that you may need.

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Easter gifts and jelly bean bags

Hello Stampers!  Look at what I walked out of my house with yesturday morning!  I definately had my hands full!!

Blog 1487 It was my last day of work before the Easter break, so I had to take in my gifts for the preschoolers and all of my coworkers.  I also decided to take the gifts for the girl's teachers and for the offices at both schools too.  Take care of it all at once!

Blog 1488 These are the little bags of jelly beans that I made for the offices of both schools.  I always make little baskets of things for the office staff and other teachers who don't have my kids.  Aren't they cute?

I used A Good Egg stamp set (114974) and just layered circle punches and a scallop circle.  The little plastic bags are 3" X 2" bags.

Want to get some additional holiday samples and ideas from what I show on my blog?  Then you need to sign up for my newsletter!  Go to the top of my left sidebar and sign up for my newsletter today!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  It's Tuesday, and you know what that means!  More new My Digital Studio downloads!  Here they are:

Hip handsome 

Hip & Handsome Overlays Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125753
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Overlays galore! Customize your backgrounds and other page elements with the Hip & Handsome Stamp Brush Set--use any color on these overlays for a host of versatility. Exclusive to digital, this 13-piece stamp brush set also includes a one-page 12" x 12" designer template.

Teeny tiny wishes 

Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125766
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Wait a minute, did you say 24 stamp brushes in one set--and it's not an alphabet set? Wow! This set includes a greeting for almost every occasion. Don't just buy it; keep it handy, cause you're going to use it a lot!

Urban garden dsp 

Urban Garden Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 125780
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Relish in this oasis of twelve urban Designer Series paper patterns. You'll want to use this paper with the coordinating Roof Garden embellishments and Kindred Spirits Stamp Brush Set for a complete look. Coordinating colors include: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, and Not Quite Navy.

Roof garden emb 

Roof Garden Embellishments - Digital Download 125781
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Bask in this garden of 29 embellishments that includes flowers, 4-3/4" border pieces, silhouette pieces, and more! Use these accents on a variety of projects--from cards of any occasion to photobook pages. Coordinates with Urban Garden Designer Series Paper and the Kindred Spirits Stamp Brush Set.

Kindred spirits 

Kindred Spirits Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125782
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Sometimes it's hard to know what to say when a friend or loved one is going through a hard time. Let the Kindred Spirits Stamp Brush Set say it for you. The simple elegance of this four-piece set is just right for condolence cards, but that's not all; use the uplifting images on any type of project. Coordinates with Roof Garden Embellishments and Urban Garden Designer Series Paper.

Pocket silhouettes 

Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125764
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Many times, less really is more. The simple yet elegant six-piece Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Brush Set combines beautifully with a little dash of Designer Series paper patterns and a basic embellishment to create an appealing card, tag, or scrapbook page element that makes a lasting impression.

Tres chic 

Tres Chic Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125772
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Get your hands on the oozing inspiration of Tres Chic background stamp digital spinoff. The versatile digital version is broken into 24 words for you to use individually, or to jazz up the background image by layering multiple colors.

Friendly words 

Friendly Words Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125776
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together." Woodrow Wilson got it right; friends are special, and you can tell them with this 14-piece set. Enjoy his sentiment along with others that capture the meaning of friendship. The artwork is from the Friendly Words Stampin' Around wheel and is separated out for more digital versatility.

Bella bleu 

Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 125777
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

These calming, classy Designer Series paper patterns would be gorgeous on just about any project. Twelve Patterns in these colors: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, and Very Vanilla.

Puns from past 

Puns From The Past Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125771
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

If you're feeling nostalgic, or simply like a good pun, you'll love the antique images in the eight-piece Puns from the Past Stamp Brush Set. You can use them to create heritage scrapbooks, witty cards, and whatever else comes to mind.

Music notes 

Music Notes Stamp Brush - Digital Download 125765
Price: $0.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Design an exquisite composition to serenade your friends and family on cards and other creations with our Music Notes Stamp Brush. The music lovers in your life will especially love this! The digital imagery comes from the Music Notes Stampin' Around wheel.

Green tea dsp 

Green Tea Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 125769
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Just like the real stuff, this Green Tea Designer Series Paper will energize your projects and create a vibrant, healthy look. Includes 12 Eastern-inspired patterns that perfectly coordinate with the Green Tea Stamp Brush Set. Coordinating colors include: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, and Old Olive.

Green tea set 

Green Tea Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125770
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/19/2011

Let your designs steep in this Eastern-inspired artwork. Exclusive to digital, the imagery in this eight-piece set is based on the beautiful Green Tea Designer Series Paper.

 

Ready to order your downloads?  Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store and download them today!

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Jelly Bean stackers

Hello Stampers!  Sorry for the couple of days of absence.  I was away at a scrapbooking retreat all weekend.  Now I'm back and ready to roll!  Onward with Easter items!

Blog 1485 These are the Jelly Bean stackers that I have made for my craft fairs this Spring and also for table favors at our family Easter get together.  The whole family will be here this weekend for three days.  I thought these would be really cute on the table.

If you have any questions, e-mail me and let me know!

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A Good Egg jelly bean box

Hello Stampers!  You just have to see this super cute jelly bean box that I made for my Spring Craft fairs!

Blog 1484 Isn't it fun?  And super easy too!

This is the Box #2 die (114518) with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  I used the stamp set A Good Egg (114974) and then cut out the chick.  The egg shell has been paper pieced with coordinating designer series paper.  Instead of ribbon around the box, I just punched out a coordinating strip of cardstock with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch (119275).

I still have some of these boxes available for $4 each.  If you are intersted in purchasing one, just shoot me an e-mail.

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Petal Cone die Carrot

Hello Stampers!  Well I told you yesturday that I would show you more items made with the Petal Cone die (121810) and the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  So here is another item!

Blog 1482 I made these carrots for my Spring craft fairs that I'm doing this year.  I think they turned out really cute!  I have seen these on several blogs, but I think the shredded, crimped grass really makes them!

For the grass, I just ran my cardstock through my crimper (101618) and then shreded the cardstock in my shredder. 

The carrot is just one run through the Petal Cone die and then closed up.  I cut one of the scallop half circles that is on the die in garden green for the top of the carrot.  Super easy and fun!

Email me to find out where my final craft fair of the season is and come visit me!

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Petal Die Easter basket

Hello Stampers!  You have got to see this fun Easter Basket that I made for my Eggselent Easter class last month.

Blog 1481 My upline, Jeri, showed this at the Branson Regional in February.  She made several very cute things with the Petal Cone die (121810) that is in the Occasions mini catalog.  When I saw this basket though, I knew I had to have this die!  I will be showing you several other things to make with this die in the upcoming months! 

The bunny is attached to the basket, including the paws and feet!  The basket is made with two of the punched dies that have been cut down and attached together.

If you still haven't purchased this die, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right!  YOU NEED THIS DIE!

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My Digital Studios downloads

Hello Stampers!  It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for more My Digital Studio downloads.

Sunset serenads stamp 

Sunset Serenade Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125754
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

You'll want the rain to stick around when you see this stylish set. The little retro girl and trendy style of clouds, rain drops, and frames in this 14-piece set will create a delightful scene on your projects. Set also includes a one-page 8" x 8" designer template. Coordinates with the Sunset Serenade Kit.

Digital tape 

Delightful Digital Tape - Digital Download 125752
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Give your designs a little edge with this exclusive-to-digital Delightful Digital Tape. With five styles and five colors, "keep it together" with these 25 hip tape embellishments. Also included is a 11" x 8 1/2" designer template. Coordinating colors include: Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Soft Suede.

Lovely as a tree 

Lovely As A Tree Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125779
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Trees, glorious trees! This popular stamp set is now available in digital format. With a variety of trees to choose from, the six-piece Lovely As a Tree Stamp Brush Set offers so many options. Use a solitary tree or use an image multiple times to create your own scene.

Dotdotdot 

Dot Dot Dot Stamp Brush - Digital Download 125760
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Don't waste time making dots one at a time--use our Dot, Dot, Dot single stamp brush! This digital version is sized larger than the traditional version so you can use it in even more ways!

A to z 

A To Z Stamp Brush - Digital Download 125761
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Whether you want a little reminder of how to recite the alphabet, or just want to add a unique touch to your projects, the A to Z single stamp brush is the perfect tool! This digital stamp brush is sized larger than the traditional A to Z stamp--so you can use it in even more ways.

Solid stripe 

Solid Stripes Stamp Brush - Digital Download 125762
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Get your stripe fix with the Solid Stripes Stamp Brush. Get tons of looks with this classic image by using different colors or sizes; it's sized larger than its traditional stamp version, letting you use it in even more ways!

Fine flourish 

Fine Flourish Stamp Brush - Digital Download 125763
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Add a fine flourish to your next project with this single stamp brush. This digital version is sized larger than the traditional version so you can use it in even more ways!

Tickets 

Tickets And Tokens Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download 125757
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Let your projects take flight in this travel kit packed with tickets, tokens, and travel designs. Accent your vacation projects with the four Designer Series paper patterns, 32 embellishments, one-page 5" x 5" designer template, and coordinating colors: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, and Pumpkin Pie. (Recolored digital version of retired Tickets & Tokens Simply Scrappin').

Sunset kit 

Sunset Serenade Digital Kit - Digital Download 124229
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 4/12/2011

Exclusive to digital, this trendy kit offers maximum versatility with stamp brush overlays that you can recolor as well as Designer Series papers. The subtle, distressed look on the papers and overlays are just right for your edgier projects. The kit includes nine Designer Series paper patterns, a three-piece stamp brush set of overlays, and coordinates with the Sunset Serenade Stamp Brush Set. Coordinating colors include: Baja Breeze, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Not Quite Navy, Peach Parfait, So Saffron, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla.

If you haven't purchased your own copy of My Digital Studio, then hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website.  Click on Digital Designing in the left sidebar.

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