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Creative Escape

Hello Stampers!  Yesterday was my Creative Escape that was held to raise money for my downline's Diabetes Alert Dog.  We had a wonderful time with a great group of women!








P1140202 Some of the attendance prizes


P1140204 Some of the rafle items

P1140205 More raffle items

P1140206 More raffle items

I hope that these pictures inspire you to help us out and attend our next fundraising event!  Watch for more information coming soon!

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Punch Art penguin

Hello Stampers!  Yesterday was my daughter's birthday, so Happy 19th Birthday to my sweet oldest baby girl!

Casie loves penguins, so I always try to make her different penguin cards.  I needed a new punch art idea, so I jumped on to pinterest to see what I could find!  I took the ideas from a couple of different penguins, and this is what I came up with!


Isn't it super cute?  And I have to say that I love the new In-colors from Stampin' Up!  This card is Strawberry Slush and the penguin is wearing a bow made from the super fun Ruffle Stretch Trim (130023) in Strawberry Slush too!


I am currently doing a ribbon share with the new 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim!  You get two yards of each of the five new In-Colors, for only $11!  Let me know if you want in on the share!

Today was my Creative Escape!  It was fabulous!  I'm hoping to post some pictures tomorrow!

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Team Meeting show n' tell

Hello Stampers!  OMG! I have been super busy getting ready for my Creative Escape this weekend!  I think I am just about ready though and will be showing you pictures from the big day soon!

Today I want to show you some pictures from our last team meeting which was this last Sunday.

P1140192 Here are the gals that were able to come this month.  We have such a great group of gals!  We always have a great time together!

Here are some of the show n' tells that they brought to share with the group:

P1140179 This is a card that Julie made.  The letters are attached to a transparency sheet so they look like they are floating!  So cool!

P1140183 Here are some of the cards they brought.

P1140184 These are some more items. 

Check back later for some more projects from the team!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  I know it's Wednesday, but I didn't want you to miss out on this week's downloads!  So, here they are!

Be brave
Be Brave Pocket Cards - Digital Download      134840

Price: $5.95

This download was added on 6/25/2013

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

* Digital exclusive
* Pocket cards for your divided page projects to help you document any time of the year

Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Strawberry Slush, Taken with Teal

Get going
Get Going July Kit - Digital Download      134764

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 6/25/2013

Download includes:
* 25-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 21 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Document the iconic landmarks you visit with this fun kit
* Create a swatchbook or wall art wish list of the places on your traveling bucket list
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Wallpaper

Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush, Tangerine Tango

Get going wallpaper
Get Going July Wallpaper - Digital Download      134838

Price: $0.00

This download was added on 6/25/2013

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (desktop wallpaper in six sizes)

* Digital exclusive
* Coordinates with the Get Going July Kit

Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush

Graphic days
Graphic Days Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      133496

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 6/25/2013

Download includes:
* 26-piece stamp brush set

* Digital exclusive

Ready for departure
Ready For Departure Ensemble - Digital Download      134706

Price: $17.95

This download was added on 6/25/2013

Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard invitation template (9-1/4" x 4")
* Thank you greeting card template (5" x 3-1/2")
* 7-page décor template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 3-page banner template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 2-page airplane template 8-1/2" x 11")
* 32-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 27 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Plan the perfect party for your little pilot that will have everyone soaring
* Includes templates for invitations, thank you cards, banner, framable, bottle wraps, food flags, and more

Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Real Red, Whisper White

Then and now
Then & Now Kit - Digital Download      133497

Price: $6.95

This download was added on 6/25/2013

Download includes:
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set overlays
* 12 Designer Series Papers

* Digital exclusive
* Fun recolor to the Here & There Designer Series Paper with the addition of stamp overlays

Bermuda Bay, Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss, Primrose Petals


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Preschool Thank You cards

Hello Stampers!  I recently had to make some thank you cards for all of my end of the year preschool gifts.  I had received a swap very similar to this, and thought it would be perfect!

P1140125  Isn't he adorable???  I used the 1 1/4" circle punch (119861) for the body segments and the Boho Blossoms punch (119858) for the antlers.  The eyes were punched from the Owl Builder punch (118074). 

I was so excited to see that the Polka Dot Parade designer series paper (126902) was carried over to the current catalog!  I LOVE it!

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Congrats card

Hello Stampers!  I had a friend ask me to make her some Confirmation cards.  I had just recently made the anniversary cards that I showed in my May 9th post, and I was still in love with the way they looked, so here is what I came up with:

P1140127 She loved them!  I'm so sorry that this embossing folder retired!!!  I think this card would be beautiful with several of the current embossing folders too though!

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Thank You cards

Hello Stampers!  As I was going through some old pictures, I found that I didn't show you my thank you cards for May yet!

P1140167 I thought they turned out pretty cute!  I used scallop circle punches in the following sizes:

2 3/8", 1 3/4", 1 1/4", and 7/8"

I'm anxious to try these in some other colors!

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Anniversary card

Hello Stampers!  Today is my anniversary!  24 years ago today I married my best friend!  Want to see the card I made for him?

P1140175 I know, I thought I was doing the right thing when I made it in shades of blue.  But his first comment was "It's kind of frilly isn't it?"  Perhaps secretly I was making it for myself too!!!  It's the thought that counts, that and I had fun making it!

I used the Hearts A Flutter stamp set (w-131922 c-129252) and the coordinating Hearts a Flutter framelits (130159).  And this made me very happy because I got to use the new Magnetic Platform (130658) for the Big Shot while I was cutting them out!  WOW! that new platform is amazing!  Love it!


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Happy Father's Day!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Father's Day to any Father's out there!  No project to show you today, just a personal picture of my family!

P1140169 Hope you all got to spend some time with the father's in your lives!

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Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit

Hello Stampers!  I was so excited when my box arrived yesterday from the man in brown!  One of the items that I ordered was the Bloomin' Bouquet Project Kit!


Bloomin’ Bouquet Project Kit      134542

Price: $12.95

Give the gift of handcrafted flowers with the Bloomin’ Bouquet kit. Contains the material to create thirteen beautiful flowers—that’s a dozen to give, and an additional flower to give to someone else or keep! Adhesive not included. (Glue gun recommended.)

This kit was super easy to put together!  I watched this little video first though for some tips and tricks!


And here is my finished project:

P1140165 Just gorgeous!

P1140166 Here is an upclose picture of some of the flowers!

You need to jump over to my Inkin WIth Dink online store and order your kit today!  It is perfect for home decorating or gift giving!

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Cards in the mail

Hello Stampers!  I had a great surprise waiting for me when I went to the mailbox today!  My two friends, Sue and Sue, and I shared a room during Leadership this year.  We decided that we would send cards to each other each month.  Well, life has kind of gotten in the way, and we get a little behind once in a while, but today was catch up day and I got three cards in the mail!  Here they are:

P1140162 I love this card!  Sue used the washi tape (131269) from the Epic Day This and That line!  What a great masculine card!

P1140163 This pretty card uses items from the new Quatre Fancy suite of products.  Love it!

P1140164 This beautiful card also uses some of the new washi tape!  It is so much fun to play with!  We are using this Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (129314) on one of the cards that we are making in card class next month! 

Thanks again Sue for the lovely cards!  I'm so glad that we are doing this monthly swap!

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My Digital Studio downloads and printable

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  Today I wanted to show you a frameable that I made on My Digital Studio!  I saw this really cool saying online, and decided that it would look really neat framed and on my wall in my stamp studio!  I even decided to do it in the new In-colors.  I LOVE the new In-colors!

Subway-001 I can't wait to get this printed out with Stampin' Up!'s print services and then I will frame it!  I'm having them print it out so that I can get the true In-colors.

Here are this week's downloads:

Hash it out
Hash It Out Greeting Card Templates - Digital Download      134696

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 6/11/2013

Download includes:
* 10 greeting card designer templates (5-1/2" x 4-1/4")
* 21-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 10 embellishments

* Digital exclusive
* Hilarious greeting cards packed perfectly to give as a gift set or to send individually

Always Artichoke, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder

Label it
Label It Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      134736

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 6/11/2013

Download includes:
* 70-piece SVG stamp brush set

* Coordinates with the Eastern Elegance traditional Designer Series Paper
* Coordinates with the labels featured in a Stampin’ Success magazine article
* Great little labels to organize all the small stuff in your craft room

Summer possibilities
Summer Possibilities Kit - Digital Download      134705

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 6/11/2013

Download includes:
* 11-piece SVG stamp brush set
*12 Designer Series Papers
* 22 embellishments
* 4 punches

* Digital exclusive
* Perfect for summer picnics and parties

Going Gray, Night of Navy, Real Red

Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper - Digital Download      134735

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 6/11/2013

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

* Digital version of the traditional Designer Series Paper
* European-inspired color scheme
* Coordinates with the Venetian Romance traditional product suite

Crisp Cantaloupe, Island Indigo, Pistachip Pudding, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla

Haven't tried out My Digital Studio yet?  You can try it out for a FREE 30 day trial, or just go ahead and purchase the software, since I know you're going to love it!

Mds Free Trial - Digital Download      130910

Price: $0.00

This download was added on 3/19/2013

Express yourself and impress your friends when you create projects using MDS, My Digital Studio’s digital design software.

With the FREE 30-day trial, you’ll get:
* Full access to the software at NO COST for 30 days
* Full access to design tools to create cards, photobooks, calendars, and more
* Full access to a sample of exclusive artwork
* The chance to buy additional downloads that you can keep after your trial expires
* Ability to order your projects from our professional print services
To use the software more than 30 days, buy the full MDS software (item 130646)

Contact me if you have any questions!!!

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More Masculine & Father's Day swaps

Hello Stampers!  Here are the rest of the swaps from my team Masculine & Father's Day swap!

P1140002 Karen's card

P1140004 Sarah's card

P1140003 Lynn's card

P1140005 Terri's card

Thanks for coming to look at the masculine cards!  I find them harder to make, so it's always great to get ideas!

Come back tomorrow to see what else is new!

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Father's Day & Masculine cards

Hello Stampers!  Every month we have a swap at our team meeting, and in April, our theme was Father's Day or Masculine cards.  Here are some of the cards:

P1130996  This is my card

P1130997Julie's swap

P1130998Pat's card

P1130999Alice Marie's swap

P1140001Anne's swap

Come back tomorrow and see the rest of the swap cards!

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