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Kraft Gift Boxes

Hello Stampers!  Have you ever seen the Kraft Gift Boxes (124106) on page 160 of the catalog and wondered just what to do with them?  How to decorate them?  Well, let me show you some ideas!

P1140180 Aren't they beautiful?  These were made by one of my team members, Pat.

Here is one that I made. 

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P1150251 Don't you love the bow?  So simple to make!  It is just two strips of cardstock with ends adhered together to make circles, one larger than the other.  They are pinched in half and layered on top of each other.  The bottom piece with the banner ends, is just a straight piece with the ends trimmed.  I then wrapped the small strip around the middle to attach the three pieces together.  That's it!

Here is the inside of the box.

P1150252 Notice how the ribbon ends are inside the box?  I wanted it to look like the ribbon was wrapped around the box, but didn't want to have to slide it off to open up the box.  Look back at the first picture to see what I mean.

Try some of these boxes yourself!  They are super cute and perfectly hold cookies, candy, or 3 X 3 note cards!

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My Digital Studio downloads plus a freebie!

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  I have joined a Facebook group that is for My Digital Studio users, and they give weekly challenges and teach new ways to use My Digital Studio!  It is so much fun!  This week they taught us how to add text to lines!  Here is my project:

Fathers Day 2013-001 Notice how the journaling wraps around the picture?  Love it, and super easy!  If you decide to start digital designing, I will teach you how to do it too!

Here are this week's downloads:

About to blossom
About To Blossom August Kit - Digital Download      134860

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 7/23/2013

Download includes:
* 13-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 60 embellishments

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Relax in an intoxicating array of blooms and see what inspiration blossoms for you
* Coordinates with the About to Blossom August Wallpaper

Colors:
Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy, Pistachio Pudding, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

About to blossom wallpaper
About To Blossom August Wallpaper - Digital Download      134861

Price: $0.00

This download was added on 7/23/2013

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

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* This fun, floral, and free piece will liven up your computer screen
* Coordinates with the About to Blossom August Kit

Colors:
Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Handsome Hunter, Not Quite Navy, Pistachio Pudding, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White

Birthday candles
Birthday Candles Stamp Brush - Digital Download      134921

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 7/23/2013

Download includes:
* 1-piece SVG stamp brush

Gingham garden
Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper - Digital Download      134853

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 7/23/2013

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

Features:
* Your projects will bloom and grow with this paper based on the traditional Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper

Colors:
Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White

Kind & cozy
Kind & Cozy Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      134854

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 7/23/2013

Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set

Really good
Really Good Greetings Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      134805

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 7/23/2013

Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set


Thanks for checking in today!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wreaths

Hello Stampers!  I love the look of wreaths made in many different ways!  Today I wanted to show you a few that either I, or my team, have made!

P1140402 I have made a few of these clothespin wreaths.  They are super easy to make, and don't even take a ton of time!

I even made a Patriotic one, which was raffled off at the Creative Escape last month.  Of course, I forgot to take a picture of it, but you can see it a little bit in the center of this picture.

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Here are some different styles of wreaths too:

P1140178 This beautiful wreath was made by my team member, Lynn!  It is beautiful in person! She used the retired First Edition designer series paper and it is simply 6 X 6 and 4 X 4 squares rolled into cone shapes. 

P1140177 This fun wreath was made by my team member Alice Marie. I just love the colors in it!  And they are hard to see, but there are some punched butterflies adhered to it too.  Love it!

If you make wreaths, I'd love to see them!  Send me a picture!

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Convention - Final Day

Hello Stampers!  Well, it's time to tell about the final day of Convention. 

We started the morning with another general session. 

P1150168 Shelli always looks so gorgeous!  And of course, with general sessions, comes more prizes!

 P1150037 Here's Julie with her prize!

P1150130 Here's Pauline with her prize!

P1150131 We had some stamping presentations which were wonderful!  I can't wait to have some classes in the upcoming months!  And we ended with a fantastic closing session with more free gifts for everybody!  What a fantastic Convention it was this year!  Can't wait til next year!  If you want to join us for the fun, contact me and I'll tell you how you can!

Of course, all good things must come to an end!  Our evening ended with us being locked out of our hotel room from 11:30 - 1:00 a.m.!  The battery went out in our door and they had to call in the maintenance man to come fix it!  He was actually in bed when they called him!  So we had some fun together out in the hall!

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It was a wonderful event and I came away again with tons of project ideas and business tips!  Now the countdown begins to my next Stampin' Up! event which will be my Getaway Weekend I earned in San Diego!

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Mystery Hostess Winner

Hello Stampers!  I just wanted to let you know who won my Mystery Hostess Rewards while I was away at Convention!

Congrats Sally!  You get to pick out $25 in free merchandise!  I will place the order on August 1st so I can order your goodies from the Holiday catalog too!  So let me know what you decide on!

Thanks to everyone who placed orders with me.  Your new goodies will  be on their way after I get them ordered!

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Convention Day 2

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to tell you about the second day of Convention!

P1140598We started off the day with a general session.  Shelli showed us lots of great stamping ideas.  Stampin' Up! gave away more prizes!

P1140591 Here are Alice Marie and Carol winning!

P1140657 More great stamping presentations!

P1140733 I got to attend a special Recognition Room this year since I earned some awards!  It was a fun place!

P1140805 In the afternoon we had breakout classes we could attend.  I got tons more great stamping ideas!  I can't wait to incorporate these into some of my upcoming classes.

P1140844 There were also tons of great display boards for us to take pictures of.

That evening was the Awards Night and after party.

P1140881 There were yummy cupcakes,

P1140984 and great entertainment.

P1140987 It was a fun night for me and my team!  But a really long day! 

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Convention Day 1

Hello Stampers!  Today I'm going to show you some of the highlights from the first full day of Stampin' Up! Convention 2013.

We got up this morning and went on a tour of the Stampin' Up! home office. 

P1140426 Here are Anne and Alice Marie on the bus ride.

P1140429Wouldn't this be the coolest place to work??

We had our Opening General Session on Thursday evening.  We waited in line with 6,000 of our closest friends! 

P1140447 Here are Karen and Julie, my two first time attenders!

P1140448 I received my ribbon for earning the Gateway trip to San Diego!!

Conv13h The session opened up with this guy from the Voice singing this years theme song.

Conv13g Shelli came out with her hubby, Sterling, and all of their children and grandchildren that were in attendance!

P1140464 Ronald Mc Donald came to visit and thank us for all that we have donated to Ronald Mc Donald House over the years.  Stampin' Up! has donated over 1 million over the years!

P1140507 We had the Guinness Book of World Records there as we attempted to set a world record for the most number of cards mailed from a single location.  We did it, almost 3,000 cards were mailed in a three hour period!

Conv13i After the opening Session, we had our Opening Social.  This is what our Demonstrator Resource Center looked like as we walked in!  Very beautiful!

P1140520 There were demonstrator  booths as they demonstrated projects.

P1140569There were tons of displays for us to see and take pictures of.

P1140583 More beautiful displays.

It was a fantastic day, and were were all totally exhausted at the end.  It was off to bed so we could get up the next day and start on our second full day!

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Convention Travel Day

Hello Stampers!  I'm home from the 2013 Annual Stampin' Up! Convention and I have to say it was amazing! 

Wednesday was our travel day.  I went with 6 of my team members!  Here are Carol, Sarah, and Karen on the plane:

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It was really fun because with 6,000 of us, we took over the Salt Lake CIty downtown area!

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Come back tomorrow and see highlights from the first full day at Convention!

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Convention gits!

Hello Stampers!  Well, today is the day I come home from Convention!  It has been so wonderful, as it always is!  I look forward to sharing tons of samples and pictures with you over the next couple of weeks!

One thing that is always so fun at Convention, is the gifts that we give to each other.  We call them Roomie gifts, even though we are not all in the same room anymore.  This was a practice that actually started when I first started attending Convention with my upline and sidelines.  Every year, my upline, Jeri, still gives me gifts!  She is so sweet!  Here is what I reveived this year:

P1140403 Isn't it super cute?  It is in a clear 5 X 7 frame!  Super cute! 

Don't forget that today is the last day of my Convention special!  While I'm away I'm having a Mystery Hostess online party!  Simply go on to my Inkin With Dink Online Store between now and the end of the day Sunday, July 21st and place your order.  For every $25 that you purchase, not only will you get an entry to win the Mystery Hostess benefits, but you will also receive a collection of goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  You will receive a die-cut, lightweight designer bow, 2 Frosted Finished rhinestone adorned snowflake embellishments, and 2 adorable metal clips with an Old Olive grosgrain ribbon bow!  Trust me, you will love them!

So don't forget to get your order placed!  And certainly don't forget to enter Hostess Code: TUPAGPHA at the bottom of the screen of your shopping bag.

I will be checking e-mails and my blog while I'm away, so let me know if you have any questions!

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Chalk Talk thank you card swap

Hello Stampers! Today I have another swap to show you.  This one sort of accidently came together.  I had some pieces left over from previous cards I had made, and when I put them to gether, this is what I came up with!

P1140400 I think it turned out pretty cute!  The greeting is from the Chalk Talk stamp set (w-130631 c-130634) The butterflies are made by simply layering the Bitty Butterfly punch (129406) and the Elegant Butterfly punch (127526).  Then of course you have to add the bling of the pearls (119247)!

Don't forget about my special while I'm away at Convention!  It's a Mystery Hostess online party!  Simply go on to my Inkin With Dink Online Store between now and the end of the day Sunday, July 21st and place your order.  For every $25 that you purchase, not only will you get an entry to win the Mystery Hostess benefits, but you will also receive a collection of goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  You will receive a die-cut, lightweight designer bow, 2 Frosted Finished rhinestone adorned snowflake embellishments, and 2 adorable metal clips with an Old Olive grosgrain ribbon bow!  Trust me, you will love them!

So don't forget to get your order placed!  And certainly don't forget to enter Hostess Code: TUPAGPHA at the bottom of the screen of your shopping bag.

I will be checking e-mails and my blog while I'm away, so let me know if you have any questions!

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Six-Sided Sampler Bundle card swap

Hello Stampers!  Today I have another swap to show you that I made for Convention.  This time I used yet another one of the bundles in the catalog.  The Six-Sided Sampler Bundle includes the Six-Sided Sample stamp set and the coordinating Hexagon punch (w-132725 c-132724).  When you purchase the bundle, you save 15%!

P1140399 It's a little hard to see, but the hexagon in the middle is actually popped up with a dimensional.  I used the new ribbon on this card too!  The new 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim is super cute ribbon!  This is the same ribbon that I'm doing in my current ribbon share!  You get two yards of each color for only $11!  Let me know if you want a share!

Don't forget about my special while I'm away at Convention.   There will be a Mystery Hostess online party!  Simply go on to my Inkin With Dink Online Store between now and the end of the day Sunday, July 21st and place your order.  For every $25 that you purchase, not only will you get an entry to win the Mystery Hostess benefits, but you will also receive a collection of goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  You will receive a die-cut, lightweight designer bow, 2 Frosted Finished rhinestone adorned snowflake embellishments, and 2 adorable metal clips with an Old Olive grosgrain ribbon bow!  Trust me, you will love them!

So don't forget to get your order placed!  And certainly don't forget to enter Hostess Code: TUPAGPHA at the bottom of the screen of your shopping bag.

I will be checking e-mails and my blog while I'm away, so let me know if you have any questions!

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Flower Shop Bundle swap card

Hello Stampers!  Stampin' Up! has put several bundles in the catalog this year!  This card showcases one of them!  This is another one of the swaps that I made for convention this year.

P1140397 For this card I used the Flower Shop stamp set and the coordinating Pansey Punch.  When you purchase them both together, you save 15%! (w-132727 c-132726).

Every year for swaps I take one card that is yellow and black.  It always seems to be the first card to go!

This stamp set is so fun too because the flowers range from whimsical to elegant, and super easy when you just have to stamp and punch.

Don't forget about my special I'm having too while I'm away at Convention.  It's a Mystery Hostess online party!  Simply go on to my Inkin With Dink Online Store between now and the end of the day Sunday, July 21st and place your order.  For every $25 that you purchase, not only will you get an entry to win the Mystery Hostess benefits, but you will also receive a collection of goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  You will receive a die-cut, lightweight designer bow, 2 Frosted Finished rhinestone adorned snowflake embellishments, and 2 adorable metal clips with an Old Olive grosgrain ribbon bow!  Trust me, you will love them!

So don't forget to get your order placed!  And certainly don't forget to enter Hostess Code: TUPAGPHA at the bottom of the screen of your shopping bag.

I will be checking e-mails and my blog while I'm away, so let me know if you have any questions!

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Daisy and Washi Tape swap & a Special!

Hello Stampers!  Well, today is the day that I have been waiting for for months!  I'm off to sunny Salt Lake City for the Stampin' Up! annual convention!  I just love this time of year!  While I'm gone, I will be showing you the swaps that I made to take.  I made about 200 this year.  Two of my swaps are organized swaps, which means that we have a set number of cards to make, and we have a set time and place to meet to trade our swaps!  The rest of the cards I will just randomly swap with the rest of the over 6,000 demonstrators that will be there!  Can you believe it?  Over 6,000!  Yep!  That's a bunch!

While I'm away, I'm going to be holding a special.  Read to the end of this post to find out the details!

P1140398 This card was easy but oh so cute!  I love playing with the new Washi Tape!  For this card, I used the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (129314).

The daisys on this card are from the Blossom Party Originals Big Shot Die (115971).  I just love this little flower!  The greeting is from The Best of Birthdays stamp set (132929) which was the January stamp set of the month.

I'm going to be holding a Convention Special while I'm away!  There will be a Mystery Hostess online party!  Simply go on to my Inkin With Dink Online Store between now and the end of the day Sunday, July 21st and place your order.  For every $25 that you purchase, not only will you get an entry to win the Mystery Hostess benefits, but you will also receive a collection of goodies from the upcoming Holiday Catalog!  You will receive a die-cut, lightweight designer bow, 2 Frosted Finished rhinestone adorned snowflake embellishments, and 2 adorable metal clips with an Old Olive grosgrain ribbon bow!  Trust me, you will love them!

So don't forget to get your order placed!  And certainly don't forget to enter Hostess Code: TUPAGPHA at the bottom of the screen of your shopping bag.

I will be checking e-mails and my blog while I'm away, so let me know if you have any questions!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Well, it's My Digital Studio Tuesday!  No project today, way too busy packing and finishing up swaps for Convention!  I'm so excited!  I leave tomorrow!  And this year I have 6 of my team members going along also! 

Here are this week's downloads - they are all from the the current catalog!

Birthday Basics
Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper - Digital Download      134847

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 7/16/2013

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

Features:
* Digital paper based on the Birthday Basics traditional Designer Series Paper
* The perfect patterns any time you need to celebrate

Colors:
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla

Birthday cake
Birthday Cake Stamp Brush - Digital Download      134851

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 7/16/2013

Download includes:
* 1-piece SVG stamp brush

Cycle celebration
Cycle Celebration Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      134850

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 7/16/2013

Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set

Eastern elegance
Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper - Digital Download      134846

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 7/16/2013

Download includes:
* 12 Designer Series Papers

Features:
* Digital paper based on the Eastern Elegance traditional Designer Series Paper
* Bold flourishes and intricate geometrics

Colors:
Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Lots of thanks
Lots Of Thanks Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      134804

Price: $5.95

This download was added on 7/16/2013

Download includes:
* 9-piece SVG stamp brush set

Yippee skippee
Yippee Skippee Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      134856

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 7/16/2013

Download includes:
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set

 

I'm holding a special Online Mystery Hostess Party while I'm away at Convention!  Come back tomorrow and see the details!

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