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More Petal Parade samples

Hello Stampers!  I have a couple more samples to show you today using the Petal Parade stamp set (w-133599 c-133602) that you can get for FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!

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  Petal parade-5  Both of these great cards were on the Stampin' Connection website for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators!  I just love that some creative demonstrators are so willing to share their creations with others!

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Texture Boutique Embossing Machine & samples

Hello Stampers!  Not only is it the beginning of Sale-a-Bration, but Stampin' Up! has come out with a couple of new products!  This one, some of you will recognize! 

Texture boutique

Stampin' Up! has brought back the Texture Boutique Embossing Machine! 

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine      132657

Price: $29.95

The Texture Boutique Embossing Machine works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut. Comes with 1 pair of Standard Embossing Pads and 1 Mylar Shim.

Here is a video featuring this product!



This machine will be available in the upcoming 2014 - 2015 catalog, but there are a limited supply of them available now as a preorder, so act fast!

And, when you purchase this, you are over half way to earning a FREE Sale-a-Bration product!

As promised, here are a couple more samples of cards using the Petal Parade stamp set (w-133599 c-133602) from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

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Petal parade-3 These pretty cards were both found on the demonstrator Stampin' Connection website!  I love that as a demonstrator, I get to see and share projects that other demonstrators have made!

Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!

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Time to Sale-a-Brate!

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited!  Sale-a-Bration has started!  Starting today, for every $50 that you purchase, you will receive one item for FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Here is the catalog:


The first few pages of the brochure give you some bundle ideas that you can purchase to get you up to your $50.

The free item choices are shown after that.

Every week I'm going to focus on a different item from the catalog.  This week, I'm going to focus on the Petal Parade stamp set (w-133599 c-133602).  It is such a pretty set and it makes really pretty cards.  Here are a couple of samples.

IMG_1068 This card was posted on the display boards at Leadership earlier this month.

Petal Parade-1 This card was found on Stampin' Connection.

 Hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store and take advantage of this great time of year!

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January thank you's

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you my thank you cards that I made for January. 

IMG_1279-001  I just love the look of our Tea Lace Paper Doilies (129399) on cards!  And I really love the new Natural Chevron Ribbon (132982) from the Occasions catalog!

Anyone placing an order with me this month will receive one of these cute cards!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store today and place your order so you receive one of these cards too!

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Sale-a-bration is coming!

Hello Stampers!  Did you know that Sale-a-Bration is coming?  What is Sale-a-Bration you ask?  It is only the biggest time of the Stampin' Up! year!  From January 28th through March 31st, you can earn FREE product with each $50 purchase!

There is a separate Sale-a-Bration catalog that contains 13 different products ranging from stamp sets and punches, to embossing folders and My Digital Studio digital ensembles!

For every $50 that you spend, you get to pick out one item for FREE! 

If you host a private class with me and your party total reaches at least $300, you will receive an additional $30 in hostess rewards!  That means at least $80 in FREE products for you!

If you join my team, you will get to pick out $150 worth of products for only $99!  What a deal!  As a demonstrator, you will get a 20% on all your products plus a chance to earn a little extra spending money!

Come back and check out my blog often during Sale-a-Bration!  I will be featuring a different product each week!  There will be lots of samples and ideas!

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Leadership samples

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you some samples that were on the display boards at Leadership!

IMG_1089-001 This pretty card uses the new People Like You stamp set (w-133215) in the occasions catalog.  The banner with the greeting was cut out using the new Banners Framelits Dies (132173) which is also in the Occasions catalog!

IMG_1092-001 This beautiful card uses the new Happy Watercolor stamp set (w-133188 c-133191) and the new Petite Petals punch (133322) both from the Occasions catalog!

I actually won the Petite Petals punch and the Petite Petals stamp set (w-133152 c-133155) in a prize patrol at Leadership!  I'm so excited to make this card!

Hop over to my Inkin With DInk online store and order some of these great products today!

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My Digital Studio

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday on a Wednesday again!  Today I have another project for you!

Leadership2014-001 Leadership2014-002 These were the pages that I created for this week's Facebook challenge.  We were supposed to use four different designer series papers from a download that we haven't used before, use stitching, a round embelishment, a punch that has been edited, and a frame!  It was a lot of fun to create!

Here are this week's downloads:

Birthday countdown

Birthday Countdown Templates - Digital Download      136832

Price: $7.95

This download was added on 1/21/2014

Download includes: * 4-page designer template * 14-piece SVG stamp brush set * 7 Designer Series Papers * 1 punch

Features: * Digital exclusive * Countdown to a big birthday with this advent-style countdown template * Have fun for days while waiting for the big day

Colors: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango

Sketched birthday

Sketched Birthday Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      136833

Price: $6.95

This download was added on 1/21/2014

Download includes: * 8-piece stamp brush set

Sweetest gift

Sweetest Gift Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      136834

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 1/21/2014

Download includes * 7-piece SVG stamp brush set

Travel & explore

Travel & Explore Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      136799

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 1/21/2014

Download includes: * 5-piece SVG stamp brush set

Features: * Digital exclusive * Document your travels or travel bucket list with this fun stamp brush set

Very best birthday

Very Best Birthday Template - Digital Download      136831

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 1/21/2014

Download includes: * 7-page designer template (8-1/2" x 11") * 3-piece SVG stamp brush set * 7 embellishments

Features: * Digital exclusive * Create a birthday puzzle poster for someone special * Here's how: print 6 postcards at home on 8-1/2" x 11" cardstock, cut them out, then send them to people to write special greetings to the birthday boy/girl * Each postcard adds one more piece of the puzzle for the recipient

Colors: Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango


Don't forget that you can try My Digital Studio for FREE for 30 days! 

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Weekly Deals

Hello Stampers!  Stampin' Up! is still having their Weekly Deals!  Every week, several products will be featured at 25% off!  Here are this week's items:

Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit Item # 130034 Regular Price: $28.95 Discounted Price: $21.71

Extra Large Oval Punch Item #119859 Regular Price: $16.95 Discounted Price: $12.71

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons Item # 127555 Regular Price: $5.95 Discounted Price: $4.46

Shaker Frames Item # 124155 Regular Price: $4.95 Discounted Price: $3.71

Scallop Trim Border Punch Item # 118402 Regular Price: $15.95 Discounted Price: $11.96

Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269 Regular Price: $4.95 Discounted Price: $3.71

Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad Item # 131172 Regular Price: $5.95 Discounted Price: $4.46

Reasons I Heart You Swatchbook Template Item # 129013 Regular Price: $12.95 Discounted Price: $7.77

Don't forget that these prices are only good for one week, so through January 27th!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store to place your order today!

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More team projects

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you some more of the show n' tell projects that my team brought to our team meeting. 








See, I told you they were really talented!  Wouldn't you love to come to our next meeting and see all of this for yourself?  Contact me and I'll let you know how! 

You don't have to want to do this as a business!  I have several team members who are simply hobbyists and they stay active for the discount!

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January team meeting

Hello Stampers!  Today was our Dink It Up team meeting!  I just love these days!  These ladies are so much fun and have such great, creative ideas!

I love it when they bring items for show n tell!  Here are some of the projects they have been working on lately:








Come back tomorrow and I'll show you the rest of the projects!

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Leadership 2014 Day 3

Hello Stampers!  We started the day with an Opening Session.  Stampin' Up! always has such fun ways of sharing the State of the Company! 

After lunch, we had our closing session.  It was so sad to be saying goodbye already.  Shelli showed us some great projects with very little stamping!  I can't wait to share some of them with you. 

We learned about some new things that were coming our way as demonstrators, and we got to see a video of the staff delivering the Service Projects that we put together this week.  They delivered 500 birthday kits to the Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.  These will go to kids who are spending their birthday in the hospital.  I am so proud to be a part of such a great company that gives back to the community as much as Stampin' Up! does!

What a great few days it was!

Here are some more cards that were on the boards for us to see:





Thanks for checking in!

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Day 2 of Leadership 2014

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to tell you about the second day of Leadership 2014.  We had a great Keynote Speaker this morning, Pat Pearson.  She is the author of the book STOP Self-Sabotage. 

We had some breakout classes for the rest of the day.  There were several topics that were covered, and we got to pick what would be most beneficial to our business.  I learned some great tips!

Here are some cute cards that were on the display boards:



We ended the day early because we had a super fun stamp night scheduled!

Here are my roomies and me with one of the cards that we made:

IMG_1140-001 There were several stamping presentations teaching us new techniques and how to use new tools.  What fun!  It was a late night, but we didn't mind!  We get to sleep in tomorrow!

Come back to find out about Day 3!

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Day 1 of Leadership 2014

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to tell you all about the fantastic Stampin' Up! Leadership 2014 that I just returned from! 

Thursday was Day 1.  I got off to a rough start since I arrived at the convention center, pulled out my camera, and it wouldn't turn on!  So, I didn't get any pictures of the first day!  Not much to take pictures of really, so it was OK.  We started off with our Opening Session where we were told all about some fantastic new products that are coming out!  I'm so excited!!!  We will have some blender markers called Blendabilities!!!  Super exciting! 

Our photopolymer stamps will soon be produced right in Salt Lake City!  They will also be in the upcoming Catalog! 

After lunch, I spent some time attending Social Media classes and other classes in a Share Fair.

The evening was the best part though!  It was our annual Manager's Reception, which is a special event for Managers and above!  We went to the Aquarium in Houston!  This is what greeted us as we walked inside:

IMG_0978-001  Isn't that too cool?

The Aquarium was super cool!  We got to feed the stingray, eat lots of great food, ride a train, merry go round, and ferris wheel, and see tigers! 

This is one of the ice sculptors that was at the food tables:

Here we are on the train underneath the shark tank:

IMG_0991-001  It was a super fun night!

Come back tomorrow to read about Day 2!

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Leadership 2014

Hello Stampers!   I'm here in Houston  at the Stampin' Up! Leadership  Conference and having a fabulous time!  I can't wait to share with you all of my swaps, samples, and techniques that I've learned!  

Here I am with my roomies at out Stamp Night last night!  IMG_1140 


Here is one of the fabulous cards on the display boards  IMG_1116

Thanks for stopping by and come back later!