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Halloween Pop Up Card

Hello Stampers!  I held my September WOW classes yesturday and I just had to share with you one of the cards that we made!

P1120676-001Isn't this the cutest thing???  All of the creatures were made using the Owl Builder punch (118074).  I love that punch and use it a lot!

I have a super cute baby card that we will be making at my October WOW class!  Watch for my October newsletter.  There will be a picture of it there!

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Can't make it to class?  All of my classes are offered as kits to go for the same price plus postage if needed.

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Halloween swap cards

Hello Stampers!  Here are the last of the Halloween swaps from my downline!

P1120656This fun card is from Sarah!  Don't you love the Googly Ghouls stamp set (w-128060 c-128063)?  It is so cute!  She also used the new smaller 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch (127811).

P1120657This yummy card is from Anne.  Isn't it cute how she punched the ovals for the tootsie rolls to pop through?

P1120658Finally is my card.  We made this card in my card classes this month too.

Don't forget to take advantage of the Stampin' Up! promotion this month where you can receive a FREE spool of ribbon when you place a $40 order! 

Back to spool

Click on the pic above to find out more information!

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Halloween swap cards

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you some more of the Halloween swaps from my downline group.

P1120653This fun card was made by Alice Marie.  I love the pinwheel cards!  And I love the Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper (126906)!


P1120655This fun little peek-a-boo card was made by Julie.  I love all of the embossing and the fun way this card opens!

Come back tomorrow for one more day of downline Halloween swaps!

Don't forget that when you place your order for your Halloween projects, if you order at least $40 you will receive a spool of ribbon for FREE!

Back to spool

Click on the picture above to find out more information and the colors available!

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My Digital Studio downloads and project

Hello Stampers!  A couple of weeks ago, we went down to Forest Park and watched the annual Hot Air Balloon Race!  It was so neat! 

I decided to make some scrapbook pages to remember the day.

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I used the Up, Up, & Away download for the hot air balloons.  The hills are made from the petal punch.  I just enlarged the petals, turned them on their side, and filled them in!  So easy!!!  I love to play with My Digital Studio!

Here are today's downloads:

Unknown blessings
Unknown Blessings Ensemble - Digital Download      131311

Price: $17.95

This download was added on 9/25/2012

Download includes:
* 7 1-page décor designer templates: invitation, place cards, pie box, napkin rings, menu cards, framable décor, feathers (8-1/2" x 11")
* double-sided postcard designer template (9 x 4-1/4")
* 17-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 6 Designer Series Papers
* 8 embellishments
* 1 punch

* Digital-exclusive
* Everything you need to create a fun Thanksgiving atmosphere for the whole family

Coordinating colors:
Apricot Appeal, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

Thats a wrap
That's A Wrap Kit - Digital Download      132190

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 9/25/2012

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

* Digital-exclusive
* A cool way to make adorable, trendy bows for all your gifts

Coordinating colors:
Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Snowday Woodcuts - Digital Download      131523

Price: $5.95

This download was added on 9/25/2012

Download includes:
* 10 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* A collection of cool, cut wood pieces to add a natural, unique look to your projects

Designer rosettes
Designer Rosettes - Digital Download      131525

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 9/25/2012

Download includes:
* 20 embellishments

* Full of four rosette styles in five holiday colors

Coordinating colors:
Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Real Red, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

I can't wait to get some of these downloads and start creating my Thanksgiving pages, table decorations, etc. and also to finally get to make one of those gorgeous bows that I have seen on boxes, etc!  Why not purchase your My Digital Studio software and start creating with me!

Remember, it's FREE for a 30 day trial!

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Halloween cards

Hello Stampers!  I recently participated in a Halloween swap with my downline group.  Today I wanted to show you some of these cards!

P1120650This cute punch art was made by Karen.  She used the Owl Builder punch (118074) for the ghosts!  Aren't they fun?

P1120651This beautiful card was made by Lynn.  I love the lolly out of our Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper (126906).

P1120652This fun card was made by Terri.  I love the window she punched using the Decorative Label punch (120907).

Come back Wednesday for some more cards from our swap!

Don't  forget that the Stampin' Up! special is that you can receive a FREE spool of ribbon with a $40 order!  You can purchase anything that you want and still receive the FREE ribbon! 

Back to spool

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Christmas gift bag

Hello Stampers!  What a great weekend this has been! I'm loving the cooler temperatures!

This weekend was Family Weekend at SEMO so we packed up and drove down to see Casie.  The activities that the college had planned were sort of lame, so we made our own fun!  We toured the town and drove around to see the sights!

P1120644Here are the girls sitting in front of the fountain at school.

P1120648Here we are at a beautiful overlook at the Trail of Tears state park.

P1120649Here is a mill and covered bridge that we came across in a neighboring town.

Since I don't have a project to show you today, I thought I would show you another display from Convention. 

P1110632This fun gift bag was made using scallop circle punches!  I love it!  I'm going to make some this year!

Go ahead and give it a try!  Make your own gift bags too!

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Polka Dot Parade

Hello Stampers!  Have you ever come across an item in the catalog and thought "That's cool.  I really should get that" and then you don't get it?  And the next time you thumb through the catalog and say it again, and again you don't get it?

Well that is what I have done with the Polka Dot Parade designer series paper (126902).  I have been meaning to buy it, but just have never gotten around to it.  Until now!!!

P1120625My downline, Alice Marie loves this dsp and makes cards with it a lot!  I finally decided that I needed to own it too, especially after I saw this fun card!

I love the Daffodil Delight and black together!

So now you need to hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order your package of designer series paper and start creating today!  It is two different sizes of polka dots in Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Rich Razzleberry!  LOVE it!

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Fancy Candle Wrap

Hello Stampers!  Have you tried to make one of the fancy ornaments on the cover of the Holiday Mini catalog yet?  I haven't yet, but I have several customers and downline who have made them!  They say they are fairly easy, just time consuming.

It is even easier when you use the Holiday Ornaments Framelits die (127816)!

I have to show you a fun candle wrap that my downline Lisa made with the same technique.

P1120547Isn't it gorgeous?  I have just got to try one of these for myself!  Keep watching!

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Triple Layer cards

Hello Stampers!  At my August downline meeting, I taught my gals how to do the Triple Layer Technique!  They LOVED it and have gone crazy making cards with it!  Here are a few samples that they brought to our last meeting to share:

P1120629Aren't they fun?  The possibilities are absolutely endless!!!  Here are the measurements for this type of card:

Stamped layers:

2" X 3 1/4"

3" X 4 1/4"

4" X 5 1/4"

Matted layers:

2 1/4" X 3 1/2"

3 1/4" X 4 1/2"


If you make any of these fun cards, send me a picture!  I'd love to see what you come up with!!!!  I can even feature it here on my blog if you would like!

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Large Scallop Edgelit scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  I have a scrapbook page to show you that was displayed at Convention this year.  I know, I know!  Convention was over two months ago, but I was cleaning off my camera and wanted to show you some of the pictures.

P1110625This is such a cute yet simple scrapbook page!  They just used the Large Scallop Edgelit (127019) in the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine.  They added a designer series paper flower on the page also!  How simple but really contains a WOW!

Come back and keep watching for more displays from Convention as I clean off my camera!

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Christmas Card Class

Hello Stampers!  I have my first Christmas Card Class tomorrow night!  I'm so excited!  I LOVE to make Christmas cards!  I still have some openings, so if you would like to join us, let me know!

Here are the cards we will be making tomorrow night!

P1120535I am so excited for these cards!

The card on the top left uses the new First Christmas stamp set (w - 127988 c - 127991) with the new Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stamp pad (126857).  It stamps really shimmery!!!  Beautifu!

I had to make another card with the penguin made from the Owl Builder punch (118074).

The bottom left card is one of the Triple Layer Cards that I am obsessed with lately!  It uses the Christmas Wishes Hostess stamp set (w - 127982 c - 127985) from the Holiday mini catalog.  It also uses some of the 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon ribbon that you can get for FREE this month with a $40 order!

The bottom right card uses the windmill technique that is so cool!  I love the Be of Good Cheer designer series paper (126896). 

My class starts at 7:00 p.m. and the cost is $20 or free with a $25 purchase.  We will make two of each card, completing half of them in class and completing the rest at home.  There are still spots open, so let me know if you are interested in joining us!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  Sorry, I don't have a project for you today, only this week's downloads!

Sweet peppermint

Sweet Peppermint Ensemble - Digital Download 131524
Price: $12.95

This download was added on 9/18/2012

Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard designer template: invitation (4" x 9-1/4") 
* Greeting card designer template: thank you card (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
* Décor designer template: labels and place cards (1-page 8-1/2" x 11")
* 18-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 8 Designer Series Papers
* 9 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* A sweet, new take on Christmas with peppermint sticks to prevail over your décor this year

Coordinating colors:
Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose,  Whisper White


Timeless Taffeta Trimmings - Digital Download 131329
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 9/18/2012

Download includes:
* 50 embellishments

* A gorgeous collection of taffeta ribbon; five tie variations in ten colors

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Homemade happiness

Homemade Happiness Framable - Digital Download 132192
Price: $2.95

This download was added on 9/18/2012

Download includes:
* Décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 embellishments

* Digital-exclusive
* A fun décor piece to liven up your kitchen during the holidays that also makes a fabulous gift

Coordinating colors:
Calypso Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Ghostly greetings

Ghostly Greetings Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 131310
Price: $4.95

This download was added on 9/18/2012

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

Coordinating colors:
Basic Black, Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White

Make a mitten

Make A Mitten Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 131320
Price: $5.95

This download was added on 9/18/2012

Download includes:
* 10-piece SVG stamp brush set
* Double-sided postcard designer template (9-1/4" x 4")

* A great option for your holiday card with the included  photocard designer template

Coordinating colors:
Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla


Thanks for stopping by!

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Halloween goodies

Hello Stampers!  I have had several people asking for better pictures of the gifts that I made for my two top downline members last weekend.  So, today I will show you!

P1120626The box is one that I bought and simply covered with scallop squares from the Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper (126906). 

The witch broom on the left was made out of a pixie stick and some More Mustard designer series paper from the Regals Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (117154).

The pen on the right was made with duck tape!  My daughter Amie will be making these at the upcoming craft fairs that I'm participating in.  She is trying to earn some money to pay for her choir trip in the Spring to Orlando.  Come check all of the fun deigns out that she is making at my craft fairs!

Would you like to join my team to be able to receive some of these goodies from me too?  Contact me to learn how!!!

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Dink It Up! group meeting

Hello Stampers!  Today was my monthly group meeting.  I wanted to share some of the highlights with you!

At our last monthly meeting, I taught the gals how to do the Heringbone technique.  We did this with the new Howlstooth & Scaringbone designer series paper (126906) from the Holiday mini catalog.  I love this paper!  This is what everybody walked away from the meeting with:

P1120559Isn't that cool???  Everyone was told to complete their card and bring it back to the next meeting!  Here is what they all came up with:



P1120624  Very cool huh?  I have seen lots of tutorials on how to do this technique, but if you would like for me to do a tutorial on it let me know and I'll see what I can do!!

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