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Christmas cards

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you enjoyed your holidays!  I'm still in the middle of mine since my family is all still here! 

I did want to send out a reminder about the drawing that I have going on right now!  If you send me one of your handmade Christmas cards, before January 1st, you will be entered into a drawing for 4 FREE stamp sets!

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Here are some of the Christmas cards that I have received so far:

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P1120991 Carol

P1120992 Lynn

P1120993 Rachael

P1120995 Sally

P1120996 Vicki

P1120997 Maureen

There's still time to enter, so send me your card today!

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Merry Christmas!

Hello Stampers!  Just wanted to pop in to post my annual Christmas poem for you all so you can see what I got for Christmas! 

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm
glued to the tree.

I'm wondering what Santa brought just
for me.

Could it be cardstock or inkpads or
lace?

Or some stamps, I said, with a smile
on my face.

 

And that's when I heard him......

"Hi Santa, " I said

He replied, "You know....good
girls should be in their beds".

"I know I should Santa, and now
I've been caught.

But I was just so excited to see what
you brought."

 

"Well, let's take a look in this
room where you work".

He shook his head quickly, and left
with a jerk.

I heard him exclaim as he put it in
gear.

"You've got enough crap,

I'll see you next year!"

 

Have a Merry Christmas!

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Christmas Countdown

Hello Stampers!  So sorry for the lack of posts this last week!  You know how life gets this time of year!

Every year I make some sort of countdown for the 25 days of Christmas for my girls.  Last year's was really fun, I made it with our 1" X 8" cello  bags (124134).  Click here to see last years.

Well, knowing I had to top those, I set out to make a better countdown this year!  Here is what I came up with:

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Here is a close up:

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Yep, there are 25 Candy Wrapper die boxes  that I cut out with the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and the Candy Wrapper die (120890).  The stamp set that I used was 25 & Counting (w - 123792 c - 123794) and I wrapped each box in the Be of Good Cheer designer series paper (126896).

I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Did you know that Stampin' Up! is having a huge My Digital Studio giveaway?

MEGA MASSIVE My Digital Studio Giveaway

Enter every day for more chances to win!

Grand Prize (1 Winner)
A copy of our MDS 2+ design software (disc or download) and EVERY SINGLE digital download My Digital Studio releases in 2013—a $1600 (USD) value.

First Place Prize (10 Winners)
EVERY SINGLE digital download My Digital Studio releases in January 2013—a $125 (USD) value.

Bonus Prize—for EVERYONE
1 AWESOME download for everyone who enters if at least 10,000 people enter the contest.        
Last day to enter:
    December 29, 2012
Go to the My Digital Studio facebook page to enter today, and every day until December 29th!!!
Here are last weeks downloads:
Color me
Color Me Christmas Designer Template - Digital Download      132818

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

Download includes:
* 3-page décor designer template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 15-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 12 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A fun way to color your Christmas dinner table—literally
* Includes placemats, name cards, and a silverware or napkin holder

Colors:
Sahara Sand, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

Every reason
Every Reason & Every Season Designer Template - Digital Download      132847

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

Download includes:
• 3-page designer template (11" x 8-1/2")
• 5-piece SVG stamp brush set
• 16 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A pack of eight adorable gift cards that fit perfectly in their adorable tiny box—the cutest little gift

Colors:
Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Going Gray, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

Book buddies
Book Buddies Designer Template - Digital Download      132814

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

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

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A group of friendly animal buddies to mark your place in your books
* Simple to make a cut around the tail or trunk so they can hang out on your page

Colors:
Apricot Appeal, Bashful Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Kiwi Kiss, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Raspberry Ripple, River Rock, Summer Starfruit, Taken With Teal, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

Folded friends
Folded Friends Designer Template - Digital Download      132846

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

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

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A fun trio of little animals to hold your treats
* Perfect for gifting since they’re sized to fit gift cards, treats, other mini goodies

Colors:
Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant, Pretty in Pink, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede Tangerine Tango

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

No peeking
No Peeking Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      132849

Price: $5.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

Download includes:
* 8-piece SVG stamp brush set

Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

Winter memories
Winter Memories Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      132850

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

Download includes:
* 5-piece stamp brush set

 

Now for this week's downloads:

All time fav

All Time Fave Photobook Template - Digital Download      132915

Price: $19.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

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

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A fabulous download that’s perfect for documenting all your favorite things and making lists to remember it all

Colors:
Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

Glimmer
Glimmer Designer Series Paper - Digital Download      132917

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

Download includes:
* 3 Designer Series Papers

Features:
* Just like our traditional paper, but in digital form
* Easy to add glitz and glimmer to your projects for a fun look

Colors:
Red, Silver, Champagne

A to z
A To Z Woodpress - Digital Download      132618

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 12/11/2012

Download includes:
* 62 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A great embellishment to give your projects a wood-pressed look

 

Don't forget to head over to the facebook page and enter the contest today!

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My Christmas Special!

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you some of the gift card holders that my team made for our gift card exchange.  But first, I wanted to share with you my Christmas Special that starts today!

Starting today, December 17th, through Monday, December 31st, any order that you place with me, will get 20% off, plus you will receive double punches on your punch card!  Sorry, but this does exclude club orders and orders placed toward a free class.

Orders must be placed directly through me, either by e-mail or phone call, do not order directly from my online store.

Don't let this wonderful offer pass you by!

Now for the gift card holders!

 

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Aren't they fun?  Come back later this week to see the ornaments we exchanged and the make n' take we did!

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Team Christmas picture

Hello Stampers!  Well, tonight was out team Christmas party!  We had such a great time!

We did a cookie exchange, an ornament exchange, and a gift card exchange!  WOW! 

P1120907Here we are doing a make n' take!  Come back this week and I'll show you what we made for our make n' take and also the ornaments that we exchanged!

Also, I have a special starting tomorrow, so come back and see what it is!!!

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Clearance Rack Blitz

Hello Stampers!  Stampin' Up! is starting a Clearance Rack Blitz today! 

Clearance rack blitz

Over 300 new Clearance Rack items are being added to the Online Store at discounts up to 80 percent off retail-only while supplies last!

You have to order these items through my Inkin With Dink online store!  There is no minimum purchase requirement and you can combine clearance and non-clearance rack items on one order.  You can also qualify for hostess rewards if you hit $150 or more.

Clearance Rack Blitz items are only available while supplies last-so don't wait! And sorry, but there are no refunds or exchanges on Clearance Rack items.

Check out the Clearance Rack today!

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Santa Countdown

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you another one of the fun items that went over really well at my craft fairs this fall.

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P1120733There are 12 kisses in this countdown.  I wrapped them in a strip of cellophane and secured it between each kiss with yarn. 

For the punch art Santa I used the following punches:

hat: Extra-large oval, Boho Blossoms, Large oval

face: Large oval, Cupcake Builder, Bird Builder, Owl Builder

beard: Ornament

There is still time to make this countdown since there are exactly 12 days until Christmas!  Have fun making these, and let me see what you come up with!!!

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December card class

Hello Stampers!  This week is my week of card classes!  I had one yesturday, and I have one this evening and also this Friday evening.  Want to see the cards we will be making?

P1120888-002I know it's still December, but I figured everybody will have already made their Christmas cards, or at least bought all of their supplies to make their cards, so this month we are featuring winter thank you's and a masculine birthday!

If you would like to attend class either tonight or Friday evening, please contact me and let me know!

Hope to see you soon!

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Reindeer clips

Hello Stampers!  I have some super cute reindeer clips that we have made in a couple of my classes lately to show you.

P1120903-001Aren't they adorable?  And super easy to make!  They are actually on clothespins, so they would be super cute clipped on the ribbon of a present!

Can you tell which punches they are made from?  The head, eyes, and nose are from the Owl Builder punch (118074) and the antlers are from the Bird Builder punch (117191).

I used my all time favorite Christmas designer series paper, Be of Good Cheer (126896) to cover both sides of the clothespin!

These will be super cute with hearts for Valentine's Day, The Easter Bunny for Easter, etc!  Can't wait to see what else I can come up with!

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Holiday Packaging Bundles

Hello Stampers!  If you still have some indiviuals on your list to buy for, you have got to check out the Holiday Packaging Bundles that Stampin' Up! has available.  And they are available for 20% less than if you were to buy the products individually!

Holiday packaging
Click on the picture above for more details and then hop over to my Inkin With DInk online store and order your bundles today!  The recipients will love the packaging!!!

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My Digital Studio downloads and a project

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  I have some fun projects that I made today using one of today's downloads.

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This is the Let's Be Jolly Frameable (132819).  I love to download these frameables, print it out, and add some embellishments.  You have an instant holiday decoration!

I also like to use the downloads for more than one project since I took the time and paid the money for the download!  So, I will convert these frameables into card fronts!  Then I can create fairly simple and quick cards like this:

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If you order My Digital Studio 2 from me, and purchase and download a frameable, I will show you how to do this yourself!

Here are this week's downloads:

C is for coloring
C Is For Coloring Swatchbook Template - Digital Download      132813

Price: $12.95

This download was added on 12/4/2012

Download includes:
* 26-page swatchbook designer template
* 27 piece SVG stamp brush set*

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* An adorable swatchbook-sized book perfect for entertaining kids for hours as they color in the cute animals A to Z

Colors:
Basic Black

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

Happy hour
Happy Hour Ensemble - Digital Download      132721

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 12/4/2012

Download includes:
* Greeting card designer template (5" x 3-1/2")
* 1-page décor designer template (11" x 8-1/2")
* Double-sided postcard designer template (3-1/2" x 5")
* 5-page décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 28-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 14 embellishments

Features:
* Perfect for girls’ night or any other dinner party
* Includes an invite, a thank you, a framable, table tents, treat décor, and more
* Coordinates with the Happy Hour Stamp Set

Colors:
Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

Holiday wrap
Holiday Wrap Kit - Digital Download      132820

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 12/4/2012

Download includes:
* 12-piece stamp brush set
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 8 punches
* 8-page décor designer template (11" x 8-1/2")
* 1-page décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A cinch to make bows for your holiday packages with this adorable seasonal paper and the matching gift tags

Colors:
Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla

Lets be jolly
Let's Be Jolly Framable - Digital Download      132819

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 12/4/2012

Download includes:
* Décor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 3-piece stamp brush set
* 1 Designer Series Paper

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* Easy to frame your holiday cheer this year with this vintage inspired framable

Colors:
Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Soft Suede

Light heart
Light Heart Christmas Postcard Template - Digital Download      132913

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 12/4/2012

Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard designer template (9-1/4" X 4")
* 22-piece SVG stamp brush set*
* 2 embellishments

Features:
* Digital-exclusive
* A gorgeous photocard for your family to spread Christmas cheer

Colors:
Early Espresso, Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla

* Note: SVG stamps won’t work with the original My Digital Studio software

 

Remember that you can try My Digital Studio 2 for FREE for a 30 day trial!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and get your free trial today!

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Melted Snowman ornaments

Hello Stampers!  Man have I ever been busy this last week!  I know, we are all busy, but I have taught 5 classes and manned a two day craft fair all in the last 6 days!  I'm tired!  I have to share with you though what one of my biggest selling items was at my craft fair, melted snowman ornaments!  They are so cute!

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They were so easy to make!  You just pour some salt in your glass ornament, throw in a few peppercorn (I used 7, 5 for mouth and 2 eyes) and cut a small carrot shape from ornage fun foam.  That's it!  Of course, you have to add some gorgeous Stampin' Up! ribbon!  This is the Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon (124138).

Now that my busy week is over, it's back to making fun Christmas goodies!  Come back often to see what I'm up to!

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