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Under the Stars, Vintage Vogue, With All My Heart, etc.

Hello Stampers!  Well, it's here!  Today is the last day to order any of the currently retiring stamp sets and accessories from the 2011 - 2012 catalog.  The new catalog goes live tomorrow, and it is fabulous!!!  Here are some more samples from some of the retiring stamp sets.

Under the Stars




Vintage Vogue


Winter Post

P1110316Latisha Dinkel

With All My Heart


P1110318Sue Bauche

Don't forget that today is the last day to order these retiring stamp sets! 

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Trendy Trees, Turtle & Company, Upsy Daisy, etc.

Hello Stampers!  More retiring stamp sets to show today!

Trendy Trees

  P1110303Karen Fontinelle


P1110305Sally Collier

Triple Treat Flower

P1110306Lynn Anderson

Turtle & Company

P1110307Karen Salamone


Upsy Daisy




There is only one day left after today to order these wonderful stamp sets!  Get your's before they are gone!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Well, today is My Digital Studio Tuesday, but I don't have a project for you.  I have been super busy trying to get ready for my daughter's graduation and party this weekend.  I do have some really cute favors to show you soon!

Here are this week's downloads:

Summer happiness
Summer Happiness Kit - Digital Download      130076

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 5/29/2012
Download includes:
 * 17-piece stamp brush set
 * 12 Designer Series Papers
 * 26 embellishments
 * Digital-exclusive
 * An array of versatile floral and nature motifs to brighten your projects
 * Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
 Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Sweet and sour
Sweet And Sour Ii Designer Series Paper - Digital Download      130068

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 5/29/2012
Download includes:
 * 12 Designer Series Papers
 * Colored with new, exclusive-to-digital color palette

Coordinating colors:
 Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

Loved ones
Loved Ones Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download     130164

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 5/29/2012
Download includes:
 * 12-piece stamp brush set

Pride framable
Pride Framable Designer Template - Digital Download      130065

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 5/29/2012
Download includes:
 * 1 d├ęcor template (8-1/2" x 11")
 * 28-piece stamp brush set
 * Digital-exclusive
 * A perfect framable to display during patriotic times of the year
 * Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
 Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip

Creatively yours
Creatively Yours Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      130163

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 5/29/2012
Download includes:
 * 13-piece stamp brush set


Keep checking back the rest of this week for lots more samples using retiring items!

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Season of Friendship, Totally Tess, Totally Tool, etc.

Hello Stampers!  Well, another day, another day of retiring stamp sets!  Read on to see some fantastic samples!

Season of Friendship


P1110289Lorri Heiling

Short & Sweet



Sweet Centers



Take a Spin



Totally Tess



Totally Tool




Tree Trimming



If you are enjoying looking at all of these samples using retiring stamp sets, keep coming back!  There are still a couple of days left until these stamp sets are gone forever!

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Loads of Love, Medallion, etc.

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to exploring retiring stamp sets!  Shall we carry on?

Loads of Love






P1110283Faith Clark

Oval All


P1110285Sherri Peters

Punch Pals



I hope these cards have inspired you to get out there crafting!  If there are any of these stamp sets that you don't own yet, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Gifts of Christmas, Greenhouse Garden, Herb Expressions, etc.

Hello Stampers!  More retiring stamp set samples!

Gifts of Christmas

P1110267Kellie Dignean

Greenhouse Garden

P1110268Samantha Ovitt


Herb Expressions

P1110270Debbie Smith

Holiday Lineup



House of Haunts

P1110273Michelle Haney

I (Heart) Hearts

P1110274Debbie Jaeger


Inspired by Nature

P1110276Dianne O'Connor


Once again, if you see a stamp set that you have to have now, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today before it's gone!

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Flight of the Butterfly, Floral Filler, Flower Fancy, etc.

Hello Stampers!  Sorry, yesturday just got away from me!!!  I will post two posts today, so keep reading!  More retiring stamp sets today!

Flight of the Butterfly



Floral Filler


Flower Fancy

P1110260Pauline Meyer, my convention roomie!

P1110261Janace Charbonneau

Flower Fest



Fox & Friends



Funky Four

P1110266Becky Lambie

If you have been inspired and need to purchase one of these stamp sets before they are gone, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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More retiring stamp sets

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to day 2 of showcasing retiring stamp sets!

Beary Best Friends



Christmas Collage


Crazy for Cupcakes

P1110247This one is a gift card holder that I made!





Falling Leaves

P1110252Patricia Troyer

Fifth Avenue Floral


P1110255Karen Salamone

P1110254Alisa Mawson

I hope you have been inspired!  If you fell in love with any of these stamp sets, and don't own them yet, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Retiring stamp sets

Hello Stampers!  Finally, I'm here to start showcasing some of the retiring stamp sets!  I know, I know, but there are still 8 days left, so 8 posts for me to show you some wonderful cards that I have either received as swaps or made myself!  Are you ready?

All In The Family

P1110232Kristie Hitpas


Autumn Days

P1110234Michelle Breton

P1110235My good friend, Sue Bauche

Autumn Splendor




Awash With Flowers



Baroque Motifs

P1110241Regina Aldrine

P1110242Chris Yarges

Well, weren't they fantastic?  I hope you got some ideas for future cards for yourself.  If you fell in love with a stamp set that you don't own yet, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order it today before it's gone!!!

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My Digital Studio downloads and a project

Hello Stampers! You know, for it being my summer vacation, I sure spend a lot of time waiting for my vacation to start!!!

Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday anyway!  I don't have a fancy project for you today, instead I wanted to show you how My DIgital Studio has become the go to program in my house.  My daughter Amie recently had to write a poem for school.  She chose to write one about a very good friend of the family that we recently lost.  Evie was the mother of Amie's piano teacher, Ruthann.  We have become very close to them over the last two years.  When Amie showed the poem to Ruthann, she asked if we could get it to fit on an 8" X 10" piece of paper so she could frame it.

Amie was excited, came home, and was having a really difficult time in Word trying to get the poem to fit on one page and still decorate the page a little bit with clip art.  So, I told her to give My Digital Studio a try!  Here's what she came up with:

Evie poem-001Nothing fancy, but it didn't take any time at all for her to get it to the size she needed, plus add a small border of purple flowers, which was Evie's favorite color too!

Here are today's downloads:

World traveler 2

World Traveler Photobook Template - Digital Download 130066
Price: $17.95

This download was added on 5/22/2012

Download includes:
* 1 26-page photobook template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 28-piece stamp brush set
* 8 Designer Series Papers
* 24 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* A versatile, sophisticated photobook to document your travels or to make a fantastic gift
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Garden Green, So Saffron, Soft Suede

Due to large graphics and elements in this download, you may experience a longer download time than typical.

Soft blooms 2
Soft Blooms - Digital Download     130080
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 5/22/2012

Download includes:
* 30 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* A collection of lifelike digital paper flowers with a handcrafted look

Coordinating colors:
Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, So Saffron, Very Vanilla, Wisteria Wonder

File it fun 2
File It Fun Kit - Digital Download     130062
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 5/22/2012

Download includes:
* 15-piece stamp brush set
* 15 embellishments
* 9 punches
* 1 page designer template (8-1/2" x 11")

* Digital-exclusive
* Full of fun-shaped tabs to add spunk to your scrapbook pages, notebooks, or other projects that need a little organization

Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White

Button buddies 2

Button Buddies Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 130057
Price: $7.95

This download was added on 5/22/2012

Download includes:
* 26-piece stamp brush set
* 1 greeting card designer template (5" x 3-1/2")


Curvy versus 2
Curvy Verses Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download     129884
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 5/22/2012

Download includes:
* 8-piece stamp brush set


I love showing you different things that I do with My Digital Studio!  We really do use it a lot in this house!!!  Don't forget that you can get a free 30 day trial!

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Mixed Bunch thank you card

Hello Stampers!  I decided to bring in a guest blogger today!  My daughter, Casie, wanted to make a thank you card for her favorite high school teacher.  She said she gets tired of giving people cards and then they ask her "did you make this?" and she always replies, "no, my mom did."  So she decided she was going to make this one herself!

P1110200Don't you think she did a good job?  Can you see all of the bling that she added to the center of the flower?  Very nice!

I'm so glad that this stamp set, Mixed Bunch, will be in the new catalog with it's matching Blossom punch!!!

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FAMILY frames

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you some framed art that I made for end of the year gifts.

P1110190This first one is for my good friend Alene that I have worked lunch bunch with for years!  She recently redecorated her spare bedroom in gray and yellow!

P1110191This one was for the teacher that I have worked with for three years now, Linda.

On a personal note, today was another busy day around here!  This afternoon was my daughter's baccalaureate.  It was such a wonderful service.  The kids did a fantastic job!

P1110228It makes me cry to see her in her cap and gown!  I'm going to be a wreck at graduation!!

And tonight was my preschool graduation!  It was a great year, but I LOVE my summers!!!

I know I promised you before that I would start showcasing retiring stamp sets, but I promise, alright, I will try really hard to start that tomorrow!  Life is just getting in the way!!!

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Double embossing folder technique and new in-colors

Hello Stampers!  Man have I ever been busy lately!  Why does it seem like when it rains, it pours?  Yesturday was my girl's last day of school, my last day of work, and my annual Hostess Appreciation Party!

For my Hostess Appreciation Party, I really enjoyed pampering my hostesses!  However, I totally forgot to take any pictures!  They got to make a card and play with all of the new 2012 - 2014 in-colors!  Which that means they got to use the new stamp pads! 

P1110202At first, I wasn't too sure of these new colors, but after we made this card, I love them!  We used the Raining Flowers stamp set for this card.  We stamped the flower twice, and cut the middle out of the second one.  It is popped up with dimensionals and then a pearl jewel placed on top!  How fun is that???   Nearly everyone commented that they loved the new stamp pads, and one even said she was going to replace all of her stamp pads with the new ones and give her old ones to her granddaughter!!!

What is the difference in the new stamp pads you ask?  They are made of foam and they ink up the stamp so much nicer and easier.  You don't have to tap down hard and twist the stamp to get a good coverage.  Just wait until you try them, you will understand!

The other card that we made last night was this fun card!

P1110201I have seen this double embossing folder technique on a couple of blogs, so I decided I needed to give it a try!  I like to pamper my hostesses by having them make cards we wouldn't normally make in classes or clubs!  I think this card just turned out beautiful, and they got to pick which color they wanted for their ribbon and card!

Since my Hostess Appreciation Party was called Chick's and Chocolate, we had chocolate cookies, chocolate pound cake, and chocolate candies!  Plus everyone got to go home with a chocolate cupcake in a jar, plus the BRAND NEW CATALOG!!!

On a personal note, yesturday was the last day of high school for my daughter Casie!  I can't believe how fast these four years have gone!  See what our neighbor gave her to celebrate her last day:

P1110196Our neighbors are some of the sweetest neighbors you could ever ask for!  Thanks for making her last day special!

Contact me today to schedule your private class with your family and friends so you can come to the next Hostess Appreciation Party!

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Cupcake in a jar

Hello Stampers!  Look at what I have been working on lately:

P1110192This Friday is the last day of school for both my daughter's and me!  So, today I delivered all of the teacher gifts!  I usually do a basket of something fun for them to sit in the office and everybody to enjoy.  Then I also do gifts for their current teachers as well as favorites from past years.  This year I made 23 cupcakes in a jar!  What is that you ask?

P1110193You take a cupcake and cut it in half.  You place the bottom half in a jar and add a layer of homemade buttercream frosting!  YUM!  Then you place the top of the cupcake on and add more yummy frosting and top it with sprinkles!  How fun is that????

P1110194Then we added a cute little card on top that opens up with the sentiment on the inside and tied on a plastic spoon!  Really easy!  Good thing, because tomorrow I have to make some more!!!

I used the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) with the Scallop Circle #2 die (113469) which is retiring soon so you better order it fast before it's gone!!!

The cupcake on top was done with the Cupcake Builder punch (121807)!  So glad it is sticking around!

Wish me luck!

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