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Folded punch art skirt card

Hello Stampers!  Ready to see another one of the fabulous cards that we created over the weekend?

This fun card was created by Carol.  Isn't it fun?

P1110092She had the pattern for us already printed out on the designer series paper.  We just pleated our skirts, which is actually a half of a circle, and put it all together!  The designer series paper used is from the Subtles Collection Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack (117152).  I love these paper stacks!

Be sure to take a look at our retiring products lists before you place your order the paper stacks!

Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Accessories

Retiring Decor Elements

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Beautiful Wings Accordian card

Hello Stampers!  OMG!  I had an amazing time this weekend!  My Dink It Up! group decided we were going to hold a Spring Fling weekend!  We got the idea from my upline, Jeri, but since she is 4 hours away, we decided to hold our own here this weekend!

We all got together on Friday evening starting at 6:00.  We enjoyed dinner together and spent the evening talking and watched an old Workshop WOW DVD. 

Then on Saturday morning, we got down to business!  We ate breakfast and then held our monthly meeting.  After that we got down to stamping!  Every member was in charge of bringing two shoebox swaps, one was a stepped up card and the other was a 3D item.  My team really came through and I'm going to be showing you all of our projects in the upcoming days!

I'll start with my card.

P1110104This was actually a fun card that my mom and I made while she was staying with me over Spring Break this year.  I don't remember who's blog she got this from.  The gals loved making this card and were all surprised at how easy it was to put together!

Don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to order from the Occasions mini catalog!

Don't forget about the retiring lists also!

Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Accessories

Retiring Decor Elements

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Hybrid Graduation cards

Hello Stampers!  I have a customer who ordered several graduation cards from me recently.  And, since I have a senior this year, I figured I am going to be needing several cards too, so I sat down and cranked out several cards this week!

Now, I only have one graduation stamp set, Tassel Time, and it retired several years ago!  However, I do own My Digital Studio!!!  So I decided to download a set which I came close to ordering a couple of years ago, but didn't, Go Graduate.

Here are the hybrid cards I designed:

P1110080The feet along the bottom of the card are from My Digital Studio (118108)!  I just placed several of them on a card front and then printed them out and cut them apart.  The graduation cap is from the Tassel Time stamp set.  The school letters are from the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and the Timeless Type alphabet die set (115951).

The Timeless Type alphabet dies are getting ready to retire, so you better hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order your set today before they are gone!!!

Retiring list
Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Accessories

Retiring Definitely Decorative

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Retiring Accessories List is Here!

Hello Stampers!  The Retiring Accessories List has been released!

Retiring Accessories

Retiring Decor Elements

Get them before they are gone! The retired accessories and Definitely Decorative (including Décor Elements) lists are now available and won't stay around for long--these items are only available while supplies last!

When you look at the retired accessories list, you'll note that all of our Stampin' Pads are listed. This is for two reasons: (1) Craft Stampin' Pads will now only be available in black and white; and (2) we are introducing a new Firm Foam pad in our Classic Stampin' Pads with the 2012-2013 annual catalog.

The Firm Foam pads offer better ink coverage and, in turn, better stamped images.

After you have reviewed the lists, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store to place your order today!  I wouldn't recomment waiting to place an order because the supply of many items is VERY limited, and they will go FAST!  Especially anything involving the retiring In-Colors!

Let me know if you have any questions!

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My Digital Studio downloads and project

Hello Stampers!  Today is My Digital Studio Tuesday!  Today I have another scrapbook page to show you that I did Sunday evening while watching television!  I love that I can work on my projects while I'm spending time with my family!

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Drama Cast party-002Recently the girl's threw a cast party for the play they recently had at school.  I have had these fun pictures on my camera and decided to do something with them!

Here are this week's downloads:

 Tea time

Tea Time II Digital Kit - Digital Download                     129882

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/24/2012
Download includes:
*13-piece stamp brush set
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 42 embellishments

Features:
* Colored with new, exclusive-to-digital color palette
* Digitally versatile with images and text included as stamp brushes allowing for color customization or use on other projects

Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Classic dad
Classic Dad Greeting Card Template - Digital Download                129873

Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/24/2012
Download includes:
* 1 5- 1/2" x 4- 1/4" greeting card designer template
* 6-piece stamp brush set

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A classic Father’s Day card for a classy dad
* Digitally versatile with images and text included as stamp brushes allowing for color customization or use on other projects

Coordinating colors:
Old Olive, So Saffron, Soft Suede

The man
The Man, The Myth Board Book Designer Template - Digital Download        130104

Price: $14.95

This download was added on 4/24/2012
Download includes:
*34-page 8" x 8" board book designer template

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* An impressive board book for your dad to treasure for years to come

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party

Touch of nature
Touch Of Nature Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download                    129887

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 4/24/2012
Download includes:
* 7-piece stamp brush set

Bunch of
Bunch Of Background Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download                    129885

Price: $5.95

This download was added on 4/24/2012
Download includes:
* 10-piece stamp brush set

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Complete with various backgrounds for all your projects
* Sized up for digital versatility

Newsprint
Newsprint Designer Series Paper - Digital Download                        129881

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 4/24/2012
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

Features:
* Versatile paper that complements any download

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store or order your downloads today!

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Box pleats thank you

Hello Stampers! I have another fun card to show you today that my friend Lisa made!

P1110037She used the box pleats technique on this card.  I have seen this on other blogs before, but I've never tried it.  You need an 11" piece of designer series paper and score as follows:

1/2", 1 1/2", 2", 3", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", 6", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8", 9", 9 1/2", 10 1/2"

Lisa also used the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and the Flower Garden embossing folder (123113) on her card.

Give this technique a try and I'd love to see how it turns out!

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Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch ice cream!

Hello Stampers!  Today I have a guest blogger joining us!  My good friend, and club member, Lisa brought over a bunch of cards the other day to show me!  I loved them and figured if I love them, my blog readers would probably love them too!  So I took pictures and will be sharing them with you over the next few days!

P1110035This was probably my favorite card!  The cones are made from the Pennant Parade stamp set (122740).  The ice cream scoops are the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch (122464)!  I love it!

See the ice cream scoop in the middle?  It is embossed with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder (117335).  Then the dots are colored with markers!  They look like sprinkles in the ice cream! 

If you love this card, send me a comment and I'll pass it on to Lisa!

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Send Me Soaring card

Hello Stampers!  Have you had a chance to play with the Send Me Soaring stamp set (125440) from the Occasions mini catalog?  It is so fun!

P1100904I stamped the kites on scrap cardstock, cut them out, and adhered them to the card front with dimensionals.

This really is a fun stamp set to play with!  Hurry and order yours today because it will only be available through the end of this month, unless it is carried over to the new catalog!

Have you reserved your copy of the new catalog with me yet?  If you are a member of my club or have placed an order from me within the past year, you've got one coming.  If not, contact me today to reserve your copy!

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Hearts Framelit embossed

Hello Stampers!  I'm having such a hard time getting used to the fact that some of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors are about to retire!  Who out there just LOVES Concord Crush as much as I do?  And when it is paired with Wisteria Wonder it is even better!

P1110034Are you wondering how in the world I embossed the hearts on this card? 

I have seen tutorials on how to do this embossing with the new Framlits dies, so I decided to give it a try!  Here's are the layers from the bottom up:

Multipurpose platform on tab 1

Clear standard cutting pad

cardstock shim

silicone rubber sheet (114615)

cardstock sheet to emboss

framelit die with cutting edge facing up

clear standard cutting pad

Run this through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and you are all set!  Isn't it beautiful?  I used the Hearts Collection Framelit die (125599) from the Occasions mini catalog.  I sure hope they carry these over into the new upcoming catalog!

Did you know that the new catalog comes out on June 1st?  As a demosntrator, I get to see it next month, and I can't wait!!!

Try this new embossing technique and let me know what you think!   I would love to see what your project!

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My Digital Studio project and downloads

Hello Stampers!  It's Tuesday, so that must mean it is time for a My Digital Studio project and this week's downloads!

My daughter Casie is a senior this year, so the time is drawing near to start making graduation plans.  She wanted to use My Digital Studio to make her party invitations so that she could personalize them.  Here's what we came up with:

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We used the Go Graduate Plus card template and just made some changes to it to make it our own!  We changed the colors so that it matched her school colors.  We added the flower at the top and the graduation caps by the writing.  Instead of a card, we wanted this to be just a postcard that we could fit it inside her graduation announcements, so we shrank the size and added the information.  It was really very fun and easy!

Now for this week's downloads:

Good times
 Good Times Ii Kit - Digital Download                          129870

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/17/2012
Download includes:
* 12-piece stamp brush set
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 64 embellishments
* 1 5-1/2" x 4- 1/4" greeting card designer template
* 2-page 8" x 8" board book designer template

Features:
* Colored with new, exclusive-to-digital color palette
* Great for birthdays or any occasion you want to celebrate
* Digitally versatile with imagery and text separated

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Keep this memory
Keep This Memory Photobook Template - Digital Download            129879

Price: $19.95

This download was added on 4/17/2012
Download includes:
* 26-page 12" x 12" photobook designer template
* 6-piece stamp brush set
* 8 Designer Series Papers
* 25 embellishments
* 1 punch

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A versatile photobook for creating lasting everyday memories

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Soft Suede

Mothers day
Mother's Day Blossom Trifold Template - Digital Download               129922

Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/17/2012
Download includes:
* 1 3-1/2" x 5" double-sided trifold card designer template
* 6-piece stamp brush set
* 7 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A fun trifold-style card to honor your mom this Mother’s Day
* Digitally versatile with images included as stamp brushes allowing for color customization or use on other projects

Coordinating colors:
Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Parkers
Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper - Digital Download        129891

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 4/17/2012
Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Full of Ikat fabric patterns that give a trendy, textured look to any project

Coordinating colors:
Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy

For the grad
For The Grad Trifold Template - Digital Download            129876

Price: $1.95

This download was added on 4/17/2012

Rad dad
Rad Dad Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download                    129869

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/17/2012
Download includes:
* 25-piece stamp brush set
* 1 5- 1/2" x 4- 1/4" greeting card designer template

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Just the thing for showing dad how rad he is for Father's Day or any day

Decorative overlays
Decorative Overlays Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download                129880

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 4/17/2012
Download includes:
* 12-piece stamp brush set

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Versatile with several patterned overlays to give your projects a variety of looks using individual images or layers

 

I'm really excited about this week's downloads!  When you are ready to download your free copy of My Digital Studio Express for 30 days, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and do it today!  I'm here to answer any questions that you may have!  Plus there is the wonderful website www.mydigitalstudio.net with tons of samples for you to get inspiration from!

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April thank yous

Hello Stampers!  Sorry my post is so late today!  We lost our electricity last night and I had to work today, so this is finally my free time!

These are the thank you cards that I made up to go in my orders this month.  Of course I am using my new favorite stamp set, Bright Blossoms (125495) and my new favorite dsp, Summer Smooches designer series paper (125409) from this month's Summer Smooche's promotion.

P1110030Place an order with me this month and you will receive one of these too!

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Going, Going, Gone......

Hello Stampers!  It's here!!!

Retiring list

Click on the picture above to see the retiring list! 

It is really long, just like we thought it would be!!!  That is because Stampin' Up! is going to be making the two mini catalogs much larger since they will contain all of the seasonal items!

Read through this list and start making your wish list!  You have until May 31st to order any of these items that you want! 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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It's Almost Here!

Hello Stampers!  Just wanted to remind you all that the retiring stamps list comes out TOMORROW MORNING!  Check back here tomorrow because I will be posting the link as soon as I get it!!!

Any of the stamp sets on the retiring list will be available to purchase through May 31st!

The retiring accessories list will be posted on April 25th!  Remember that the retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last!  And trust me, the retiring in-colors will all go FAST, so go ahead and hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order your out-going colors today!

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