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I'm batty for my girls!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Halloween!  Every year I make a special Halloween candy holder for my girls.  It doesn't seem to matter how old they get, they still want them!

P1090559-1This is what I came up with this year. 

P1090561-1And here is a close up of one of them.

For the box part I used the Mini Milk Carton die (117310).  I only used three of the four sections, and I cut two of them.  I attached them together using sticky strip (104294) and inserted a wing in between each one.

The wing was made with the Perfect Pennants die (123126).  I used the 1" circle punch to make some scallops on the bottom edge, and then I ran them through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) using my Spider Web embossing folder (120889)!

Don't you just love the Glimmer brads (121005) for the eyeballs?  I used the In-Color brads and added the matching ribbon before I filled them with candy!

These were super easy to make, and I can't wait to see what I can come up with them for Christmas!  Order your own Mini Milk carton die on my Inkin With Dink online store and show me what you come up with!

On a personal note, I wanted to show off my girls jack-o-lanterns this year!

P1090553-1This one is Casie's.

P1090552-1This one is Amie's!  Aren't they fun?  Leave them a comment and let them know what you think!!

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Great job Cards!!!

Hello Stampers!  Well, our home town boys did it again!  We won the World Series!  It took them all 7 games, but they came through for us!

I thought I should make a card to celebrate since that is just what card makers do!

P1090539-1Isn't it fun?  I'd say it's worthy of some World Class Champs!

Way to go Cards!!!

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Candy Corn box

Hello Stampers!  I have a good friend that I work with that LOVES candy corn just like I do!  I thought it would be fun to make her a box of candy corn for Halloween this year!

P1090538-1Here is what I came up with!  Don't you love the candy corn bag toppers?  I made these using the Petite Pennants Builder punch (122361) with the Brights Patterns designer series paper stack (117155).  The little tag that says BOO! was stamped with the Tiny Tags stamp set (118091).

The box was made from the Fancy Favor die (115965) for the box and the Petal Cone die (121810) for the candy corn, with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).

Don't forget that if you join Stampin' Up! by the end of the month, you can receive the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine for FREE or $100 in product for FREE!  Contact me today to find out how!

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A Bowl full of Spiders

Hello Stampers!  I really do hate spiders, but I love to make these spiders using mint patties!

P1090498-1I made this fun bowl of spiders to take to the orthodontist with me this week!  These spiders are so easy to make with the Scallop Circle punch ().  I used the retired Photo Corners punch for the feet, which you can still get on the Clearance Rack if you hurry!  You can get this punch for only $6.99 now!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours before they're gone!

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Halloween candy holders

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to make some special gifts for my downline members who recently participated in a book-a-thon, and I had seen these cute candy holders and thought I would make some of them with a Halloween theme.

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P1090477-1Aren't they fun?  The main box is made from the Fancy Favor die (115965) and my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  The Halloween stamps are from the Batty For You stamp set (116576).  I stamped them and then punched them out using the 1" Circle punch (119868). 

I used the Frightful Sight designer series paper (122351) for the background on the box.

Of course, I filled them with lots of yummy candy too!

If you don't have the Fancy Favor box die yet, you have got to hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!  There is so much to do with this die!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Do you remember how last Tuesday, for My Digital Studio Tuesday, I simply printed off some designer series paper and some embellishments?  Well I put them together and made a couple of cards to show you!

P1090495-1When you print the project on your own printer, there is no guarantee that it will be true Stampin' Up! colors.  If you have your project professionally printed, they will be true colors.  Well, since I printed mine at home, the colors were different, so I adjusted my card base accordingly.

P1090496-1On this card, I used Riding Hood Red cardstock.  I loved this sentiment, so I thought it deserved some Silver Glimmer paper (124005) for it's sparkle! 

P1090497-1On this card, I used Old Olive cardstock.  I decided to cut the snowflake from the same Silver Glimmer paper (124005) using the Snowflake #2 die (113460) and my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  Didn't it turn out gorgeous?  I love the glittery snowflake!!!

Using My Digital Studio (118108) for stamp set and designer series paper downloads is great!  It is less expensive and takes up a whole lot less storage space! 

Now for this weeks downloads:

Warm holiday
 

Warm Holiday Wishes Photocard Template - Digital Download 127570
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Drop three of your fabulous family photos into this striking holiday photocard template for simply beautiful results. This digital-exclusive 7" x 5" double-sided postcard designer template also comes with a three-piece stamp brush set. All elements come as stamp brushes or a punch, allowing for complete color customization or use on any project. Coordinating colors include Garden Green, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White.

Classic poinsettia

Classic Poinsettia Photocard Template - Digital Download 127573
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Two striking poinsettias will make your holiday photo pop on this digital-exclusive double-sided 5" x 3-1/2" postcard template. Download includes a three-piece stamp brush set and three embellishments. Many elements in this designer template come as stamp brushes, allowing for complete customization or use on any project. Coordinating colors include Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, and Whisper White.

Celebrate any day
 

Celebrate Any Day Greeting Card Templates - Digital Download 127757
Price: $9.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Grab this download, and you’ll be all set with fantastic card templates for every occasion. They’re great for birthdays, Christmas, sharing thanks or congratulations, letting someone know you’re thinking of her, and more. The download includes additional stamp brushes so you can create even more cards. It comes with 12 digital-exclusive greeting card templates using four artwork styles (three 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and nine 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" cards), a 24-piece stamp brush set, six Designer Series Paper patterns, and nine embellishments.

Coordinating colors include Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cameo Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede, So Saffron, and Wisteria Wonder.

Merry and bright

Merry & Bright Photocard Template - Digital Download 127579
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Simple and classy, our Merry & Bright Days Photocard Template will brighten your collection of yearly holiday cards. The digital-exclusive double-sided 7" x 5" postcard template offers four spots for your photos and customizable elements; each element in the template comes as a stamp brush, allowing for complete color customization or use on any project. And all the stamps used on the template can be used in other coordinating projects. Coordinating colors include Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Pool Party, and Whisper White.

Something blue

Something Blue Guestbook Template - Digital Download 127778
Price: $12.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Our sophisticated Something Blue Guestbook Template is perfect for wedding or anniversary party guest books. The digital-exclusive 24-page 11" x 8-1/2" photobook template download also includes number and lowercase alphabet stamps for complete customization. Coordinating colors include Basic Gray, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie, and Very Vanilla.

Mr and mrs

Mr. & Mrs. Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 128345
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Celebrate the love of your life with our 11-piece Mr. & Mrs. Stamp Brush Set. Include the type artwork in your designs individually, or for a great background, try using the stamp brush image that includes all of the words together. Take the piece up a notch with pops of color by layering one or more images over the larger background stamp brush. This digital-exclusive set is great for wedding photobooks, bridal shower cards, gift tags, and more.

Beautiful season

Beautiful Season Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127779
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Give yourself a reason to behold all things bright and beautiful with the four-piece Beautiful Season Stamp Brush Set. Your friends and family will love receiving a gift with the “A Gift for You” tag.

Dasher

Dasher Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127780
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

When you only have room for one of the reindeer, Dasher's your man! “Stamp” him once for a simple card, or multiple times to make up Santa's famous team. Image is sized larger than traditional stamp for added digital versatility.

Handle with care

Handle With Care Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127777
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 10/25/2011

Use our four-piece Handle with Care Stamp Brush Set to ensure all your precious digital creations maintain their pristine condition. Use these fun “postage tape strips” for holiday or birthday designs—or a number of other occasions. Download also includes a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" tag designer template.

Now, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order your software and downloads today!  I would love to see the projects you create!

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Frankenstein bags

Hello Stampers!  I had a really good friend ask me if I could make her some Halloween gift bags like I made for her a couple of years ago!  If you are like me, I can't remember what I made last week, much less a couple of years ago!

So I asked her to bring me in the one I made and I could certainly replicate them!  So here is what I made for her!

P1090475-1Aren't they super cute?  They are so easy to do!  Simply circle punches for the eyes and nose, and I free handed the hair.  I also did some sponging on the circles.  That's it!

So if you have some Halloween gift bags to make, here is a simple idea for you!

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Holiday Gift Giving Extravaganza!

Hello Stampers!  I am so excited about this new class I'm offering!  Here's my flyer:

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There will be three classes running simultaneously. 

The first class will be a gift card holder class.  You will make four over the top gift card holders.  The cost of this class is $25 which includes a spool of Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon.

The second class will be a Punch art Gift Tag class.  You will make four super cute tags featuring punch art!   The cost of this class is $25 which includes a $16.95 punch of your choice!

The third class will be a Holiday Flip scrapbook album.  You will make a fun fold, 6 X 6 scrapbook album!  This will be perfect for featuring your holiday pictures or as a gift!  The cost of this class is $25 which includes half of a Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit!

This class will be held on Saturday, November 12th from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Class times are open so you may come and go as needed.  You can sign up for one, two or three classes.  If you sign up for all three classes, you will receive a pack of glimmer paper for FREE!

Bring a friend for a fun day of gift giving preparation!

Please RSVP by November 9th so that I can have supplies ordered.

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Top Note treat bags

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you the really cute treat bags that my future downline member, Sarah brought to me Wednesday evening!

P1090471-1Aren't they adorable?  I love to use the Top Note die (113463) with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) for treat bag toppers!  And Sarah told me that she is using the negative pieces from them for picture frames!  Way to use your scraps!!!

I would love for you to be one of my future downline members too!  To find out what is required, contact me today!  I would love to help you discover if this is the opportunity for you and let you know all of the advantages of being a member of my Dink It Up! team!

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Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps

Hello Stampers!  Have you seen the new Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps that Stampin' Up! carries!  They are so fun and easy to use!  The set comes with a pumpkin, snowflake, and heart stamp.

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Click on the picture above to find out the details!

I decided last weekend that I was going to try my hand at them!

P1090454-1I mixed up all of my ingredients, following the shortbread recipe that comes with the press!

P1090455-1Then we rolled it into balls and rolled those into sugar.

P1090456-1Then I stamped them!  I found that if I dipped my stamp in sugar before I stamped each cookie, it wouldn't stick at all!

P1090457-1And yum!  They were quite tasty!  Next time I'm going to try the sugar cookie recipe that comes with the set!  I'm also going to buy one for each of my daughters to put in their hope chests!

Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store to order yours today because they will only be available until January 3rd, 2012!

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Halloween thank yous

Hello Stampers!  Every few weeks I make thank you cards to include in my orders.  This last batch that I made were of course Halloween cards.

P1090282-1They are really just a smaller version of the card that we made in my monthly card class last month, but since I love the Wisteria Wonder color and the stamp set Kidoodles (122865) I had to make them!

Notice the Spider Web embossing folder (120889) for the background?  I just love that embossing folder!

Remember that the recruiting special this month is a FREE Big Shot Die-Cut Machine!  Click on the picture below for more details.  Then contact me to get your FREE Big Shot today! 

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Pillow Box Owl

Hello Stampers!  I saw an owl made with the pillow box die quite awhile ago and decided that I wanted to make some for Halloween!  I like owls all of the time, but I really like to use them in my Halloween crafts!

P1090213-1Isn't this cute?  And this is what a parliament of these cuties looks like!

P1090214-1Did you know that a group of owls is called a parliament?  I didn't.  I had to google it!

Anyway, these started with pillow boxes using the Pillow Box die (113466) and the Big Shot-Die Cut Machine (113439) and I punched hearts using the Full Heart punch (119883) from the Frightful Sight designer series paper (122351).  The beak and feet are punched using the 5-Petal punch (119880).

These would be adorable holding candy or little treats!

If you want to make some of these adorable boxes, but still need to order the designer series paper, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Today I have something a little different to show you using My Digital Studio.  I did not complete a project, I only got some pieces to complete a couple of projects!  Let me show you!

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 I printed out this page and now I'm going to use the pieces to create a couple of cards!  These are what are known as hybrid projects!  Check back in a couple of days and I'll show you what I made with them!

 And now for today's downloads:

And a happy

And A Happy New Year Photocard Template - Digital Download 127580
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

Share double the holiday message with this festive photocard template. This digital-exclusive, double-sided 5" x 7" postcard template offers room for four photos, letting you showcase several moments or looks. Download comes with a 15-piece stamp brush set. All elements in this designer template come as stamp brushes allowing for complete color customization or use on any project. Coordinating colors include Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, and Whisper White.

Ornamental

Ornamental Holidays Photocard Template - Digital Download 127578
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

Send a fresh and festive holiday card with our modern Ornamental Holidays Photocard Template. This digital-exclusive, double-sided 5" x 3-1/2" postcard template includes a four-piece stamp brush set and three embellishments. The stamp brush pieces allow for color customization or use on any project. Coordinating colors include Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, River Rock, and Whisper White.

Bright idea

Bright Idea Journal Template - Digital Download 127439
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

Store all your bright ideas in this adorable journal template. And here’s the first bright idea to make your list: buy this download for yourself today! Our digital exclusive Bright Idea Journal Template includes a designed 6-1/4" x 8-1/4" journal front and back cover. All elements in this designer template come as stamp brushes allowing for complete color customization. Coordinating colors include Bashful Blue, Calypso Coral, and So Saffron.

A little of this

A Little Of This Tag Templates - Digital Download 127585
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

This digital-exclusive download offers a variety of tags to embellish projects and gifts for every occasion: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, saying thanks, offering congratulations, and even “anytime” occasions! Download includes 10 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" tag templates (three landscape and seven portrait), a 10-piece stamp brush set, and 10 embellishments.

Coordinating colors include Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Bravo Burgundy, Calypso Coral, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Concord Crush, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Early Espresso, Elegant Eggplant, Going Gray, Island Indigo, Kiwi Kiss, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Really Rust, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, So Saffron, Taken with Teal, Tangerine Tango, and Very Vanilla.

Four the

Four The Holidays Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127768
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

The perfect set for the holidays, the Four the Holidays Stamp Brush Set, has the perfect four phrases that will let you say Merry Christmas in just the way you want.

25 and

25 & Counting Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127769
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

What better way to make your Christmas merry and bright than by creating your very own Advent calendar? This heart-warming 25-piece set includes festive images that will help you ring in the season with style and that work great on any holiday project. The download also includes a one-page 12" x 12" designer template.

Stitched stocking

Stitched Stockings Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127771
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

What better way to deck the halls than with an assortment of festive Christmas stockings? This 12-piece set coordinates with the Stocking Punch to help you create unique gift tags, cards, or photobook pages.

Stocking punch

Stocking Punch - Digital Download 127772
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

Create your own unique little stockings for gift tags, cards, or photobook pages with this four-piece punch. Coordinates with images in the Stitched Stockings Stamp Brush Set. Download also includes a 5" x 3-1/2" postcard designer template.

Holly berry

Holly Berry Bouquet Kit - Digital Download 127773
Price: $9.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

Poinsettias, pinecones, and holly berries in our Holly Berry Bouquet Kit will make your holidays beautiful and elegant. Add a touch of traditional Christmastime images to your projects with this beautiful assortment of artwork including the digital versions of the Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set, Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Paper, and Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons. The kit includes a five-piece stamp brush set, 12 Designer Series Paper patterns, four embellishments, and a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" greeting card designer template. Coordinating colors include Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, and Wild Wasabi.

Something for

Something For Christmas Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127774
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

You'll have the holiday season under wraps with this versatile, nine-piece set. Three holiday greetings and ornaments galore will make spreading Christmas cheer effortless--with plenty of time leftover for cookie baking and merry making! Download also includes a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" greeting card designer template.

Hockey

Hockey Is Life Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 127776
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 10/18/2011

Add our 10-piece Hockey Is Life Set to your collection of digital sports designs. This digital-exclusive download is perfect for the athletes in your life!

Now, to order these fabulous downloads, just hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Halloween scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  Every month I have a scrapbook page kit available for purchase.  You can either purchase the kit and complete it at one of my Friday night crops, or purchase it and complete in your own time.  The cost of my kit is $10, shipping will apply if needed.

P1090420-1 This is this month's kit. 

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If you would like to purchase one of these kits, contact me and I will get it on it's way to you!

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