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End of year teacher gifts

Hello Stampers!  Well, yesterday was the last day of school for my youngest.  She is officially a high school senior!  Where did the time go?

Every year I like to make end of the year gifts for the teachers. When I attended the Stampin' Up! New Catalog Premiere last month, they showed a cute pouch that I knew I was going to make for the teachers!  Luckily, they recorded the premiere and I was able to watch it again after I got home so that I could see the directions and measurements again!  Super easy!


Here's an upclose pic of the bag:


You need a piece of 6 1/2 X 4 1/2 piece of designer series paper, which happens to be the exact size in our Fresh Prints designer series paper stack from the Occasions catalog!

On the long side, score it at 1", 1 1/2", 2", 4", 4 1/2", and 5".

Fold on the score lines to form a pouch.  Make sure the sides are accordian folded so that you can expand the pouch and fill it.  Adhere the bottom of the pouch closed.

These pouches were really fun and easy to make! 

If you need me to make up a template for you, let me know and I can add it.  If you make some of your own, let me see them!  I'd love to see what you come up with!

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May Kid's Class

Hello Stampers!  Every month I hold a kid's stamp class.  It is held during the day and is advertised to the home school association in the area.  Every month we made two cards and a 3D item.  Here are the cards that we made at this month's class:

IMG_0550 They loved making this 3D butterfly card!  So simple to make too!  All you need is three scallop circle punches (119854).  They are all three folded in half and adhered to each other.  Then adhere them to the card and they open up!  The adult card class attendees saw this card and then they begged to be able to make this card too!  How funny! 

IMG_0551 They seemed to really like this birthday card too.  And of course I LOVE the elephant from the Zoo Babies stamp set (w-130453 c-130456).  I don't know if you can tell it from the picture of not, but the ear has been popped up using a dimensional.  We just stamped it a second time, cut it out, and popped it up!  Super cute!

IMG_0552 For their 3D item this month, they got to each make a card box to keep their cards in!  They got to pick out the designer series paper that they wanted to go around the box.  They decorated them with lots of punches and other accessories they could find. 

I love teaching these kid's classes!  They are so sweet!  One of my students, Emily, even brought me a card that she made!


Next month we are hoping that more kids will be able to join us since we are on summer vacation!

Our next class will be Thursday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Arnold!  All are welcome to join us!  Just let me know so I have enough supplies cut!

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More masculine cards

Hello Stampers!  It's time to see the rest of the masculine cards from my recent team masculine card swap.  Hope they give you some ideas for upcoming Father's Day cards!

IMG_0571Julie made this card.  Love the way she used the square lattice embossing folder on the crumb cake cardstock for the cup cozies.  I'm sure going to miss that embossing folder!

IMG_0415 I can't remember who made this card!  I believe it was Julie.  If you made this, and you are reading here, let me know so I can give you credit! 

IMG_0572 This card was made by Pat B.  Love this card!

IMG_0567 This is the card that I made.  I CASE'd it from a swap that I received from the Spring Into Stamping event that I attended earlier this year.  Thought it was so cute!  Here are some of the punches that I used:

1 1/4" circle punch (119861) - whites of eyes

1" circle punch (119868) - blacks of eyes

3/4" circle punch (119873) - nose

1/2" circle punch (119869) - tongue

bird builder punch (117191) - moustache

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope these masculine cards have inspired you!  I always find masculine cards so hard to come with ideas for!  That is why I love to participate in swaps.  That way you don't have to come up with all of the ideas on your own!

Don't forget about the Stampin' Up! retiring products!

Retiring stamp sets

Retiring accessories

Hop over to my Inkin With DInk online store and place your order today before everything is gone for good!

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Masculine cards

Hello Stampers!  With Father's Day coming up soon, I thought this would be a great time to share with you some masculine cards.  Recently, my team held a masculine swap.  They could be Father's Day, birthday, or whatever, so long as they were masculine.  Here are some of what my team came up with:

IMG_0565 Karen made this card.  I am so glad that the Woodgrain embossing folder (127821) is sticking around! 

IMG_0566 Lisa made this card.  She used the Giggle Greetings stamp set (w-131062 c-131065).  Love these colors together.

IMG_0568 This card was made by Lynn.  Love the embossed background with the designer series paper!

IMG_0569 This card was made by Debbie.  Love the banner layers!

IMG_0570 This card was made by Pat V.  Love the flags using the banner punch (121807) and the elephant! 

Keep watching and I'll share the rest of the masculine card swaps!  Love all of the ideas and inspriation I get from my team!  Would also love for you to join us so you can share in the inspiration!  Ask me how!

Don't forget that the retiring products are almost gone!  Check them out with their links below:

Retiring stamp sets

Retiring accessories

Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order before they are all gone!

Weekly Deals and My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to My Digital Studio Tuesday and the day of the Weekly Deals!

First, the Weekly Deals:

Neutrals dsp

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack Item # 130132
Regular Price: $21.95
Discounted Price: $16.46

Circle die

3-1/2 Inch Circle Originals Die Item # 121811
Regular Price: $17.95
Discounted Price: $13.46

Sweet buttons

Sweet Buttons Embosslit Die Item # 121813
Regular Price: $11.95
Discounted Price: $8.96

Natural composition

Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper Item # 126917
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $9.71

Full heart

Full Heart Punch Item # 119883
Regular Price: $16.95
Discounted Price: $12.71

Typeset alpha

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die Item # 127553
Regular Price: $89.95
Discounted Price: $67.46

Stripes emb

Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123128
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Spring to life

Spring To Life Kit - Digital Download Item # 133026
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $5.97


Now for the My Digital Studio downloads for the week:

Our happy

Our Happy Photobook Template - Digital Download  138007

Price: $14.95

This download was added on 5/27/2014

Download includes * 24-page photobook template (8" x 8") * 44-piece SVG stamp brush set

Features: * Digital exclusive * Document the big and small moments in life with this fun, photo-centric photobook

Colors: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Whisper White

Flower shop set

Flower Shop Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download  138008

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 5/27/2014

Download includes * 6-piece stamp brush set (3 SVG, 3 PNG)


Finally, don't forget that there are only 8 more days to order retiring products!  Lots of stuff is gone, but there is still a lot remaining!  And much of it has been discounted!  Check out the links below:

Retiring stamp sets

Retiring accessories

Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!  And let me know if you have any questions!

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Burlap Wreath

Hello Stampers!  Happy Memorial Day!  I hope that you have all had a great weekend with family and friends, while remembering those who fought to give us our freedoms!

I have to show you this gorgeous burlap wreath that one of my team members made for the door prize at our May meeting.  It was a perfect decoration for this season with Memorial and the 4th of July coming up!

IMG_0542-001 Isn't it gorgeous?  It uses several spools of burlap ribbon, on a metal wreath form.  The hearts and stars are wooden pieces that have been spritzed with our ink with alcohol.  They were then stamped with our white stamp pad.

The ribbon on the bow was also spritzed with our ink and alcohol.  How cute!

Thanks Lisa!  And congratulations to Pat for winning this  beauty!  Keep watching to see what Pat brings for next month's winner!

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Happy baseball birthday!

Hello Stampers!  Today is my hubby's birthday!  I wanted to make him a card that hinted as to what his gift was this year!  This is what I came up with:

IMG_0553 Isn't that fun?  I used the oval framelits with the Big Shot to make the curved lines.  Then I used the Chevron border punch to make the stitches.  The sentiment is from the May Paper Pumpkin kit! 

So, can you figure out what I got him?  Baseball tickets!  We have a new area called Ballpark Village that has opened up just outside of our stadium.  There are places to eat, shops, and a baseball hall of fame in there.  Well, up on the roof they have seats that include an all u can eat buffet and admission into the hall of fame museum in the price!  Plus you can see right into the stadium to watch the game!  Too cool!  I'm excited to go too!

Well, thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out the retiring lists.

Retiring stamp sets

Retiring accessories

And now they have many items at deep discounts!  Check them out!

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Graduation pop up card

Hello Stampers!  May is full of graduations!  We recently were invited to a party for a friend of ours.  Their daughter just graduated college!  So, of course I needed to make a card! 

I was looking for something different though.  Something that would make me go WOW!

So, of course, I turned to pinterest!  I came across this blog which gave directions for a wonderful pop up graduation card, and I knew I had to make one! 

Want to see how it turned out?

IMG_0537 Here is the outside of the card.  I used the Blue Ribbon stamp set.  What a great and versatile set!

But here is the inside, the part that really makes you say WOW!

IMG_0538 This pop up cap was super easy and make and the directions were simple to follow!  Give it a try the next time you need to make a graduation card!

Thanks for stopping by, and remember, only a little while longer until the retiring items will all be gone forever!

Retiring stamp sets

Retiring accessories

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May team meeting day!

Hello Stampers!  Today was my Dink It Up! monthly team meeting.  Once a quarter we have an extended craft day, and it is always so much fun!  Everybody brings an appetizer to share and we just munch and craft the day away!

I always encourage everyone to bring some items that they have been working on in the last month for our show n' tell table.  Want to see some of the items they brought this month?  I thought so!

IMG_0543-001  This card uses the silver foil sheets and the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch .  Love how the foil sheets look embossed!  Just like when we used to emboss aluminum foil!

IMG_0544 This card uses my favorite new stamp from the upcoming new catalog, Work of Art!  It makes beautiful cards!

IMG_0545 This beauty of a card uses some of the retired Sale-a-bration products.

IMG_0546 This fancy fold card uses the Blooming With Kindness stamp set.

IMG_0547 This card uses the Watercolor Wonder, gold washi tape.  So pretty!

IMG_0548 Love the colors on this card!  They were taken from the Watercolor Wonder designer series paper in the Occasions catalog.

Now you can see what I look forward to our meetings every month!  I work with an incredibly talented group of ladies!!!  I'm so lucky!  Wouldn't you love to join us some month?  Contact me and I can let you know how!

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Weekly Deals and My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Time to share Stampin' Up!'s weekly deals and this week's My Digital Studio downloads!

Here are this week's Weekly Deals:

Etcetera dsp

Etcetera Designer Series Paper Item # 130129
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21

Perfect pennants die

Perfect Pennants Bigz Die Item # 123126
Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71

This and that dsp

This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper Item # 130814
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21

Flower garden

Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die Item # 123113
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Tasteful trim die

Tasteful Trim Bigz Die Item # 120893
Regular Price: $42.95
Discounted Price: $32.21

Corner punch

3/16 Inch Corner Punch Item # 119871
Regular Price: $6.95
Discounted Price: $5.21


Bbq Blitz Ensemble - Digital Download Item # 130863
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $7.77

Retro fresh tags

Retro Fresh Designer Journaling Tags Item # 133526
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71


And here are the My Digital Studio downloads:

Conv 2014

Convention 2014 Photobook Template - Digital Download  138011

Price: $17.95

This download was added on 5/13/2014

Download includes * 24-page photobook template (8" x 8") * 32-piece SVG stamp brush set * 12 Designer Series Paper patterns * 8 embellishments

Features: * Digital exclusive * Capture all the fantastic memories of convention with this inspiring photobook

Colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Tangelo Twist

Calling all heroes

Calling All Heroes Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download  138001

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 5/13/2014

Download includes * 60-piece SVG stamp brush set

So very grateful

So Very Grateful Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download  138004

Price: $4.95

This download was added on 5/13/2014

Download includes * 5-piece stamp brush set (3 SVG, 2 PNG)


Thanks for checking in today!

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Monogram Note Cards

Hello Stampers!  I was recently invited to a birthday luncheon for a good friend of mine.  I decided that I needed to make some note cards for not only the birthday girl, but the two ladies hosting the luncheon!

I am absolutely in love with the FREE stamp set that we received at the New Catalog Premiere!  It is called Work of Art.  It will be available for you to order as soon as the new catalog goes live in early June.

Here is the design of the notecards:


And here is what they looked like all packaged up:


We will be using this stamp set at my June card classes also!  Be sure to watch for class dates and times!

Don't forget to check out the retiring stamp sets and accessories!  There are still plenty of items left! 

Retiring Stamp Sets

Retiring Accessories

Make your wish list then hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today before your items are gone!

It's also time to get your copy of the new catalog ordered!  Contact me today to reserve yours!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you are all having a fabulous Mother's Day! 

Here is the card that I made for my mom:

IMG_0455 The sentiment stamp came with last month's Paper Pumpkin kit!  Love it!

Of course, neither my kids, nor my husband made me cards!  At least they didn't buy one for me either!  But I have to show you the fun light switch cover my daughter Casie painted me:


My other daughter, Amie got me a card magazine, always great for inspiration!

Here is a picture of my daughters and I on this beautiful day:


Have a fabulous day!

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April meeting samples

Hello Stampers!  We had our team meeting last weekend, and I wanted to show you some projects.

IMG_0388 This was the door prize from last month.  It's a repurposd peanut butter jar!  Beautiful Pat!

IMG_0385 This was the door prize from this month!  You think this picture is beautiful, you should have seen it in purpose!!!  Gorgeous!  Great job Lynn!

The gals also bring projects that they have been working on over the last month to share with the group.  Sorry, but my pics didn't turn out so great!



I just love that I have such a talented group of gals on my team!  They have such great ideas, and lucky for me, they love to share!

Would you like to be part of our team?  You can join for only $99!  And your kit is totally customizeable!  Then, you will get 20% off of all of your orders!  Plus it is a great business and fun way to earn an extra income if you are interested in that!  Contact me today and I can give you more information!

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