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Holiday Creative Escape cards

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the cards that we made at this weekend's Holiday Creative Escape.  Our theme was Holiday, so all of the cards are Christmas cards.

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I came up with this card.  Love the Thinlit Card Dies!!! 

IMG_0362-001 This was the inside.

IMG_0363-001 Lynn came up with this card.  She showed how to use the Thinlit Card Die so that the card fold all the way up!

IMG_0364-001 This was the inside.

IMG_0365-001 This was Karen's card.

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This was another one I came up with.  I love making these Sunburst cards now!

We are planning our next Creative Escape for February of 2014.  Stay tuned for more information!

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Holiday Creative Escape

Hello Stampers!  Oh mercy!  That was a longer break from my blog than I intended to take!  Today was our Holiday Creative Escape!  It was a wonderful day and we had a great time!  We didn't have quite the turnout that we had last time, but our projects, raffles, and friendships were amazing!

Some of the members of our team made ornaments and projects for our raffle.

Here are some pictures of the gorgeous ornaments that were made and donated:

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Here is the snowman plate that my daughter Casie painted to donate:

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Here is a beautiful wreath that Lisa made and donated:

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My daughter Amie made and decorated this yummy ornament cake for our dessert!

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Finally, this is the wreath class that Lynn taught!

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Come back tomorrow for some more pics from this fun day!

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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!






Halloween Photopolymer

Hello Stampers!  Stampin' Up! has come out with another Photopolymer stamp set!  This time it's a Halloween set!  Love it!

Photopolymer3 Click on this picture to see an upclose view of the stamps!  Super fun!

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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess!  Since we're well over $150, there will definitaly be hostess rewards given!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!




My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  No My Digital Studio project for you today!  I'm swamped trying to get prepped for this weekends Holiday Creative Escape! 

Here are this week's downloads:

Cherry cobbler ribbon
Cherry Cobbler Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon - Digital Download      135256

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 9/24/2013

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments

Christmas banner
Christmas Banner Simply Created Kit - Digital Download      135255

Price: $6.95

This download was added on 9/24/2013

Download includes:
* 3-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 12 embellishments

Features:
* Accent a banner, page, or book with adorable bits and pieces

Colors:
Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White

Occasional tags
Occasional Tags Designer Template - Digital Download      134983

Preferred Price: $4.95

This download was added on 9/24/2013

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

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Make a statement when you adorn your gifts with these fun tags

Colors:
Apricot Appeal, Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Midnight Muse, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

Snowflake season
Snowflake Season Kit - Digital Download      135257

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 9/24/2013

Download includes:
* Double-sided postcard template (3-1/2" x 5)
* 6-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 3 embellishments

Features:
* Send a simply beautiful snowflake card this holiday season

Colors:
Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White

Starlight october
Starlight October Kit - Digital Download      134988

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 9/24/2013

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

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Find your sign in the constellations with this starry kit
* Coordinates with the Starlight October Wallpaper

Colors:
Calypso Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Lavender Lace, Sahara Sand

October wallpaper
Starlight October Wallpaper - Digital Download      134989

Price: $0.00

This download was added on 9/24/2013

Download includes:
* 6 embellishments (1 desktop wallpaper in 6 sizes)

Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Starry skies greet you with this dreamy desktop wallpaper
* Coordinates with the Starlight October Kit

Colors:
Calypso Coral, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Lavender Lace, Sahara Sand

Wishing you
Wishing You Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      135259

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 9/24/2013

Download includes:
* 4-piece SVG stamp brush set

 

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Team meeting make n' takes

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you the make n' takes that we did at our team meeting. 

My gals take turns bringing the make n' takes if they want to.  This month, Julie was in charge! 

IMG_0319-001 The card on top was the one that we made, and then she gave us directions for doing the sample on the bottom.  Too fun!

IMG_0320-001 Julie even brought a bonus make n' take for us!  This cute gift card holder!  Super easy and cute!

Thanks Julie for the great make n' takes!
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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!


Dink It Up! team meeting

Hello Stampers!  Today was our September meeting, and I have to say it was a great meeting!  These talented women never cease to amaze me!  And we all have such a great time together!  Thank you to all that were able to attend!

We always do a show n' tell table at our meetings and today I wanted to show you some of the projects they brought to share:

IMG_0309-001 This is a beautiful ornament that Pat made!  She used the new Festive Flurry stamp set (w-131778 c-131781) and the Festive Flurry Framelits (132193) from the Holiday catalog.  Remember that if you order these two together that you can bundle them and save 15%!

IMG_0310-001 This is a view from the side.  Beautiful job Pat!

IMG_0311-001 This is a fun  gift card holder that Karen made using the new Envelope Punch Board (133774)!

IMG_0312-001 This is how it opens up.  Too cute!  Thanks for sharing Karen!

IMG_0313-001 Cute cards from Karen.

IMG_0314-001 Super cute pumpkin basket from Pat.

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IMG_0316-001 This is a beautiful bracelet that Lynn made!

IMG_0317-001 Lynn's class last month got Julie in the mode to make bracelets!  This is one she made!

IMG_0318-001 And here are three more bracelets that Julie made!  Beautiful job!

There were a couple more items that I will show later!

Thanks to these ladies for sharing their talents with us!  If you would like to join our team and come to our meetings, just ask me how!

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Christmas Cards galore!

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited for my Christmas Card Class tomorrow!  Here are the cards that we will be making:

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Class will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 21st  10:00 a.m. at Arnold Hobby Lobby!  Can't make it?  Let me know and I will make up a kit for you!

The cost is $15 for the four cards or $25 for two of each card.  You can get these cards for FREE with an order!  Ask me how!!!

I will have two other Christmas Card classes coming up!  Make sure that you subscribe to my newsletter to find out the dates, times, and locations!  To subscribe, go to the top of the left sidebar!

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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!


Last day in San Diego and a special

Hello Stampers!  Today I'll be recapping our last full day in San Diego.  But first, don't forget about the ordering special that I have going on through today.

Place an order of $25 or more and you can pick out some FREE Washi Tape!  Choose between Witches' Brew - page 20 in the Holiday catalog, Season of Style - page 25 in the Holiday catalog, Gingham Garden - page 171 in the main catalog, or Epic Day This & That - page 171 in the main catalog.

Place an order of $50 or more and you can pick out a FREE embossing folder of your choice!

Place an order of $75 or more and you can pick out a FREE punch of your choice!

Place an order of $100 or more and you get a $20 shopping spree!

This special will run through Thursday, September 19th.  All you have to do is go on to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order before then.  Be sure and use the Hostess Code of KD6TVDEC.

We got up a little earlier this morning because we were meeting Bob's cousin and her husband at the San Diego Zoo!

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We got to see Koalas

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And Panda Bears

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I couldn't believe how close we got to get to the animals.  After the zoo, Sheryl & John took us on a little tour of San Diego.  We went up to Point Loma which has beautiful views of the ocean and of San Diego!

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And of course we had to take another "selfie"

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And here is the San Diego skyline in middle of the picture

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Oh, and I can't forget the great pillow gift we got that night!

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And here is what was inside:

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WOW!  What a haul!  I love it!  Now I've got lots of supplies to scrap our trip!  Thanks Stampin' Up!  Now I'm off to try to earn it again this year! 

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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!

 


San Diego Day 2

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to tell you about my second day in San Diego today, but first I wanted to remind you about the special that I have going on!

Place an order of $25 or more and you can pick out some FREE Washi Tape!  Choose between Witches' Brew - page 20 in the Holiday catalog, Season of Style - page 25 in the Holiday catalog, Gingham Garden - page 171 in the main catalog, or Epic Day This & That - page 171 in the main catalog.

Place an order of $50 or more and you can pick out a FREE embossing folder of your choice!

Place an order of $75 or more and you can pick out a FREE punch of your choice!

Place an order of $100 or more and you get a $20 shopping spree!

This special will run through Thursday, September 19th.  All you have to do is go on to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order before then.  Be sure and use the Hostess Code of KD6TVDEC.

For our second day in San Diego, we got to sleep in and then Stampin' Up! had trolleys reserved just for us to take us to Old Town!

IMG_0247-001  How fun is that?  The trolley drivers gave us a tour of San Diego on the way to Old Town, very intersting!

IMG_0254-001 Old Town is a fun village area with restaurants and shops.  They even have like an open market to shop at!

IMG_0249-001 We ate at a fantastic authentic Mexican restaurant and just enjoyed the day walking around.  The weather was absolutely beautiful!  We were told that the hottest month of the year there is August and the temperature averages 82 degrees and that the coldest month of the year there is January and the temperature averages 78 degrees. 

And of course we had to take another "selfie" of ourselves:

IMG_0251-001 Bob has to stop holding the camera up so high!  It makes me look really short!!!

Come back tomorrow for pictures of our last day in San Diego!

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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!





 


My Digital Studio downloads and a project

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  I have a project for you today!  Our challenge for this week was to use the use the Freeform tool on the given layout.  They even had a video on how to use the Freeform tool!  I love the My Digital Studio Facebook group!  Here's my page:

Make a cake-001 If you purchase My Digital Studio, then you can work on the challenges with me and we'll learn as we go!

Here are this week's downloads:

2013 ribbon
2013-2015 In Color Ruffle Trim - Digital Download      135253

Price: $3.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* 20 embellishments

Features:
* Ruffle ribbon in fun shapes and sizes to adorn all your projects with style

Colors:
Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush

A banner christmas
A Banner Christmas - Digital Download      135254

Price: $6.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* 9-piece SVG stamp brush set

Festive flurry
Festive Flurry Kit - Digital Download      135250

Price: $6.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* 4-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 4 punches

Merry little christmas
Merry Little Christmas Kit - Digital Download      135247

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* Greeting card template (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
* 1-page envelope liner template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 3-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 2 Designer Series Papers
* 2 embellishments
* 2 punches

Features:
* Create holiday cards to digitally to match the traditional kit

Colors:
Coastal Cabana, Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White

Pretty presents
Pretty Presents Kit - Digital Download      135252

Price: $5.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* 5-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11)
* 4 Designer Series Papers
* 2 embellishments
* 8 punches

Features:
* Bows and tags to make your gifts stand out

Colors:
Gumball Green, Real Red, Whisper White

Snow day
Snow Day Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      135251

Price: $6.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* 12-piece SVG stamp brush set

Thankful stamp
Thankful Stamp Brush - Digital Download      135249

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* 1-piece SVG stamp brush

Thankful tablescape
Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit - Digital Download      135248

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 9/17/2013

Download includes:
* 2-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 3 Designer Series Papers
* 8 embellishments
* 1 punch

Features:
* Create a thankful tablescape for Thanksgiving
* Use for all your autumn decorating

Colors:
Chocolate Chip. Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla


Remember that you can get the My Digital Software for FREE for 30 days to give it a try!

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)

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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!


A big San Diego thank you!

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited! I just got back from my Stampin' Up!, San Diego Getaway weekend that I earned!  My hubby and I had a fun relaxing trip.

As a big thank you to you, my customers, I decided to do a special!  How about some free stuff with every order you place? 

My special will run for four days, plus I'll go back and include the four days that I was gone.  Sorry, club orders don't qualify!

Place an order of $25 or more and you can pick out some FREE Washi Tape!  Choose between Witches' Brew - page 20 in the Holiday catalog, Season of Style - page 25 in the Holiday catalog, Gingham Garden - page 171 in the main catalog, or Epic Day This & That - page 171 in the main catalog.

Place an order of $50 or more and you can pick out a FREE embossing folder of your choice!

Place an order of $75 or more and you can pick out a FREE punch of your choice!

Place an order of $100 or more and you get a $20 shopping spree!

 This special will run through Thursday, September 19th.  All you have to do is go on to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order before then.  Be sure and use the Hostess Code of KD6TVDEC.

This is the package that I received from Stampin' Up! before we left:

IMG_0200 It contained our airline reservations, luggage tags, name tags, and information about the trip!

 Day 1 -

This day was a travel day for us.  Our flight left St. Louis at a very early 6:05 a.m.  The good thing was that we were there and in our hotel before lunch time!  My girls have taught us that the thing to do is take "selfies" so, here are Bob and I in the bus on the way to our hotel

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Here is our beautiful hotel:

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Here is our room:

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We walked around downtown for awhile and saw the bay:


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Watched the beautiful sunset while eating dinner:

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And this is what greeted us when we returned to the hotel room after dinner!  Turn down service and a pillow gift!  How spoiled can you be!!!

 

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And here is our pillow gift:

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It is a beautiful painted pitcher from Mexico.  Won't that look great with some pretty flowers in it?

Come back Wednesday and see what we did on Day 2!


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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!

Deadline to register for my Holiday Creative Escape is 9/13/13!  Don't miss it!


I'm back!

Hello Stampers! I'm back from beautiful San Diego!  We had a wonderful time on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip!  I can't wait to tell you all about it!  But now I'm off to catch up on some sleep!

Come back tomorrow for the first day recap and to see the special that I'm going to be holding for you as a special thank you!  If it weren't for my wonderful customers, I would have never earned such a great trip!

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Witches' Brew banner

Hello Stampers!  I have been on a banner kick lately!  Here is another one that I made using the Witches' Brew designer series paper (132185) in the Holiday catalog.  They actually showed us this banner at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.

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Here is an up-close of each pennant:

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Four of the banners were made by cutting up just one of the pieces of designer series paper.  The last banner was cut from a separate piece.  I just embelished the pennants with Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) and Black & Orange Stampin' Glitter (132206).  Super easy!

Now I'm ready to start making some Christmas banners!

 

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When you place your order between now and September 30th in my Inkin With Dink online store, be sure to enter Hostess Code KD6TVDEC I will be giving away FREE goodies at the end of the month and selecting a Mystery Hostess once the total hits $150!

Be sure to check out the Clearance Rack!  You can save up to 80% off of retired items!

Check out all of the September Promotions going on right now!

Deadline to register for my Holiday Creative Escape is 9/13/13!  Don't miss it!


Updated Clearance Rack!

Hello stampers!  Two posts in one day again! Can you believe it?  This one will be short because I just wanted to let you know that Stampin' Up! has updated their clearance rack and added a bunch of new items like embossing folders,  cookie stamps,  albums,  ribbon,  and more!

So hurry over to my Inkin wIth DInk online store at www.dinalstamps.com and place your order today, before it, s gone!

 

 

And don't forget to put in Hostess Code

 

 

 KD6TVDEC for your chance to win this month's hostess rewards!