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Birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you the birthday card that my daughter Amie made for my other daughter for her birthday!  I just love it that they like to make cards with me!

P1110490Isn't it fun?  I know, it uses lots of retired items, but they are fun still!

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Circle punch birthday card

Hello Stampers!  Yesturday was my oldest daughter's 18 birthday!  I can't believe that she is that old already!  Where did the time go?

 

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Of course, I had to make her a card!  I decided not to do a penguin card this time, but perhaps something a little more mature!  Here's what I came up with:

P1110491I saw a card similar to this on Stampin' Connection and knew it would be perfect for her!  I used all sizes of my circle punches with the Brights Collection paper stack (117155).  The words are from the Fabulous Phrases stamp set (117002).

Stampin' Connection is a website that is only accessable to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  There are thousands of cards, scrapbook pages, and 3D items on the site that have been added by other demonstrators.  I love this because then I know that they all contain only Stampin' Up! products!

Join my Dink It Up! group and you can check out this site too!  Contact me today and I'll show you how!

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Mixed Bunch thank you card

Hello Stampers!  I have really been trying to clean up and organize my stamping room since I'm home this summer.  I came across some pieces left over from a bunch of cards that I made, and decided to put them together on a card.  Here is what I came up with:

P1110399The Mixed Bunch stamp set (125535) is such a versatile stamp set.  And when you pair it with the Blossom punch (125603) it is even better!

The greeting is from the Pretty Postage stamp set (123095) and I used the 1" square punch (124094) and the Postage Stamp punch (122344).

Contact me today to place your order!

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A Cherry on Top card

Hello Stampers!  I decided I needed to take a little break from trying to figure out what I want to pre-order from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog, so I'm writing this blog post!  Wait until you see the new mini!  I want it all!  It will go live on August 1st.  If you want to make sure you receive a copy of it, leave me a comment, or send me an e-mail and I'll send you one!

Today I want to show you a card that I made using the new hostess stamp set, A Cherry on Top (125969).  It is a fun set!

P1110398I cut out each of the bon bons and adhered them on the card with dimensionals.  I also added a Paper Daisy (119243) in the top left corner that I sponged to add some color.

Did you notice all of the pearls on the stand?  I thought it needed some extra bling since I used the new Delicate Deisgns embossing Folder (127023) and my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  I love how fancy this folder makes my cards look!

If you haven't ordered the new embossing folders yet, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!  Be sure that you place a large enough order so that you get the A Cherry On Top hostess stamp set for FREE!

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My Digital Studio Tuesday

Hello Stampers!  Happy My Digital Studio Tuesday!  Today I wanted to show you my new summer signature for my blog posts!  I know, you have already been seeing it on some posts, but since I was gone last week, I don't have a new MDS project to share yet!

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I love how I cam totally customize my signatures using any stamp sets or punches that I like and coloring them any color I want!  Too fun!

Here are last week's downloads:

Blast off

Blast Off Ensemble - Digital Download 130862
Price: $19.95

This download was added on 6/19/2012

Download includes:
* 1-page décor template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 1 double-sided postcard designer template (5" x 7")
* 1 greeting card designer template (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
* 34-page board book template (8" x 8")
* 69-piece stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 12 embellishments
* 2 punches

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A fun way to launch your little one's special day out of this world
* A start-to-finish party: includes an invitation, thank you card, and board book templates for capturing your little astronaut’s special day
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy

Spring break

Spring Break Ii Kit - Digital Download 130852
Price: $9.95

This download was added on 6/19/2012

Download includes:
* 12-piece stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 26 embellishments
* 1-page designer template (12" x 12")

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Colored with a new color palette, giving a refreshed look to an old favorite
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Pool Party, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Life celebrated

Life Celebrated Swatchbook Template - Digital Download 130864
Price: $12.95

This download was added on 6/19/2012

Download includes:
* 26-page swatchbook designer template
* 46-piece stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 27 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* The perfect-sized keepsake to document a year in review
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
Apricot Appeal, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Going Gray, Gumball Green, More Mustard, Pacific Point, Pool Party, Sage Shadow, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi

Thanks to you

Thanks To You Greeting Card Template - Digital Download 130866
Price: $1.95

This download was added on 6/19/2012

Download includes:
* 1 greeting card template (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
* 6-piece stamp brush set
* 1 punch

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A fun and easy thank you card to have on hand for friends, teachers, anyone

Coordinating colors:
Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla

By the seashore

By The Seashore Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 130856
Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/19/2012

Download includes:
* 6-piece stamp brush set
* 1 greeting card designer template (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")


In color digitape

In Color Digitape - Digital Download 130870
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 6/19/2012

Download includes:
* 50 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* The edgy tape you love, now in all the 2011-2014 In Colors

Coordinating colors:
Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Wisteria Wonder

Now for today's downloads!

 Afternoon daydream

Afternoon Daydream Kit - Digital Download    130861

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 6/26/2012

Download includes:
* 8-piece stamp brush set
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 58 embellishments

Features:
* A nice complement to the Daydream Medallions Stamp Brush Set

Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, More Mustard, Pool Party, Primrose Petals

Daydream medallion
Daydream Medallions Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      130854

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 6/26/2012

Download includes:
* 5-piece stamp brush set
* 1 greeting card designer template (5" x 7")

Features:
* Full of gorgeous medallions to add to all types of projects
* A nice complement to the Afternoon Daydream Kit

Bon voyage
Bon Voyage Photobook Template - Digital Download      130873

Regular Price: $16.61

Preferred Price: $14.95

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This download was added on 6/26/2012

Download includes:
* 26-page photobook designer template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 20 Designer Series Papers
* 58 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A memorable photobook to document your latest travels or to create as a gift
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
Apricot Appeal, Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Going Gray, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, More Mustard, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Summer love
Summer Love Designer Template - Digital Download      130067

Regular Price: $2.17

Preferred Price: $1.95

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This download was added on 6/26/2012

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

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Great for engagement, new baby, or any love-filled photos you want to show off
* Easy to create coordinating projects with all included elements

Coordinating colors:
Calypso Coral, Not Quite Navy, Pool Party, Regal Rose, Summer Starfruit
Dahlias
Dahlias - Digital Download      130979

Regular Price: $6.61

Preferred Price: $5.95

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This download was added on 6/26/2012

Download includes:
* 50 embellishments

Features:
* Packed with detailed petals in 50 colors
* A great way to add digital texture and detail to your projects

Coordinating colors:
Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, More Mustard, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, Pumpkin Pie, Raspberry Ripple, Real Red, Regal Rose, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder

Natural overlays
Natural Composition Overlays Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      130855

Regular Price: $8.83

Preferred Price: $7.95

LEARN ABOUT PREFERRED PRICING

This download was added on 6/26/2012

Download includes:
* 12-piece stamp brush set
* 1 greeting card designer template (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Easy to use images; size down for photo overlays or use full-sized as page backgrounds

Hop over to my Inkin With DInk online store and download your 30 day free trial of My Digital Studio today! 

My Digital Studio Express Trial - Digital Download     129600

Price: $0.00

This download was added on 2/1/2012,

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:

* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days.
* Full design functionality.
* Exclusive artwork that comes with My Digital Studio Express—that’s $50 worth of content!
* Opportunity to purchase additional downloads from designer templates to stamp brush sets--and everything in between.
* Access to our professional print services.

For use beyond 30 days, purchase My Digital Studio Express or the My Digital Studio disc version.

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Card bags & Bakers twine holders

Hello Stampers!  Today I'm going to show some more pics from last month's group meeting!

P1110321One of our homework assignments for our May meeting, was to complete the card bags that we started making at our April meeting!  Here are the finished bags that everyone brought to show!  Aren't they fun?

P1110324These were the other half of our homework assignments!  These are baker's twine holders that we started making at our April meeting also!  Don't you love the ideas!!!!

P1110322We have a share time at every meeting where anyone can bring in any project that they've been working on to share with the others.  These are some of the cards that I believe Karen brought in to show!  Thanks for sharing Karen!

P1110327Finally, here is the door prize that Sarah made!  This is a really cute origami box, sorry that I didn't get a better picture.  She filled some of our 8" X 1" bags with fabric buttons and added the fun flowers on top!  Love them!  They were super cute!  Thanks Sarah for sharing!

We would love to have you join us at our next group meeting!  Contact me to find out how!  There is such a great deal on the Stampin' Up! starter kit right now!  You get to pick out your choice of up to $125 worth of products, plus you will receive a $65 business package, and you will pay only $99!  What a deal!  Plus, you will recieve additional free items if you join in the month of June!

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Dink It Up! group meeting

Hello Stampers!  Today was my June group meeting, but before I post any pics, I realized that I never shared last month's pics!

  P1110326Here are the girls watching Lynn explain the make n' take for the month!  We switched this month to meeting at a local restaurant.  It has more room for us to spread out!

P1110479Here is the great make n' take that Lynn created for us!  Gotta love the new hostess set, Carry On (126645) and the Cupcake Builder punch (121807).  The girl's get to take turns, if they want to, creating the make n' take each month!  Great job Lynn!

If you would like some information on how to join our group and have fun at the monthly meetings with us, contact me!

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I'm back!

Hello Stampers!  I'm back!  Did you even know that I was gone?  Thank goodness for the ability to preschedule my blog posts!  My family and I got back late last night from several days in Destin, Florida!  We love to go to the beach, and Destin is one of our favorite places to visit!  Want to see some pictures of our trip?

I have to admit that I don't take near as many pictures on vacation as I used to!  Time was when I would take a couple hundred pictures on a trip to the beach, this year I took about 60!  It's just not the same the kids are 15 and 17 as it was when they were 4 & 6! 

P1110421This is the view from our balcony!  Beautiful!

P1110439Here I am ziplining for the first time ever!  Loved it!

P1110455Here are the girls in the ocean.

P1110464Here is Casie and Bob trying their hand at jet skiing!

P1110467Here is Amie and I!  What a blast!

Back to reality now!  I have two kid's classes tomorrow, a downline meeting on Sunday, and three more classes this week!  Come back to see what all we're making!

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Thoughts & Prayers sypathy card

Hello Stampers!  Unfortunately, I needed some sympathy cards that other day, so I went to my go to stamp set for sympathy cards, Thoughts & Prayers (113252).  I just think it is such a beautiful stamp set!

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Here is the card that I made:

P1110179-001I used the ornament punch (119847) for the vase and the framed tulips embossing folder (121809) around the outside edges.

If you would like to purchase this stamp set or accessories, hop over to my Inkin WIth Dink online store and order yours today!  Don't forget my specials going on!

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Party This Way card

Hello Stampers!  I came across another card that I had made long ago and forgot to post!  I know that the stamp set is retired, but you can use any similar stamp set to achieve the same results!

P1110116I also used the retired In-colors, but you can use any color combination.  The purple and orange ballooms are actually popped up with dimensionals to give the card some pop!

If you need to purchase some supplies, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place an order today.  Don't forget about my specials going on now!

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Guest blogger

Hello Stampers!  I was trying to clean off my camera memory card before we go on vacation, and I came across some cards that one of my customers and great friend Lisa made.  Wanna see?

P1110038Trendy Trees stamp set (retired)

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P1110040Mixed Bunch stamp set

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Aren't they fun?  She did a great job!  Thanks for sharing Lisa!

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Beary Best Friends thank you's

Hello Stampers!  I guess I need to apologize, but I have yet another project to show you today that uses retired products!  I guess I'm having a hard time letting go!

P1110414These are the thank you cards that I made for my preschoolers for my end of the year gifts.  This stamp set, Beary Best Friends, is another one that I can't seem to get rid of!  The bears are so cute!!!

Don't forget about my specials going on!

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Tassel Time graduation thank yous

Hello Stampers!  I recently had to come up with a simple thank you card for my daughter to send out.  I didn't want to spend a ton of time on them since even if someone loved the thank you card, it isn't likely to end up on somebody's mantel!  So, I came up with this design.

P1110413I used my only graduation stamp set that I own, Tassel Time, which retired years ago.  I just love it though and can't part with it!  For the sentiment I used the current set, Fabulous Phrases (117002).

I did have to use my Labels Collection framelits (125598) with my Big Shot because they can make projects look elegant with little work!

If you need to order any supplies for some upcoming thank you cards you may need to make then hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!

Don't forget about my specials going on!

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Labels Collection Framelit gift card holder

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you one of the projects that we made in my WOW class last month.  When I showed this to the people in the class, it certainly did get a WOW!

P1110319Isn't this fun?  It is a gift card holder! 

P1110320Here it is opened up.

We used the Labels Collection Framelits (125598) on the Big Shot!  We then used the Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) with the Diagonal Plate (125586) for the outside of the gift card holder and then placed the Rhinestone Jewels (119246) on the intersecting lines. 

My next WOW class will be later this month on either Tuesday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesday, June 27th at 10:00 a.m.  Contact me today to reserve your spot so that you don't miss out on the next set of WOW projects!  The cost of this class is $15 or FREE with a $20 order.  Don't live close?  I can make up a kit for you for the same price.  Just let me know!

Here's a sneak peek of this month's class:

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