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July swap cards

Hello Stampers!  My team recently held a swap and our theme was Patriotic.  Today I wanted to share with you some of the swaps I received.

IMG_0589-001 This fun card was made by Debbie.  I love the Decorative Dots embossing folder on the background.

IMG_0590-001 This card was made by Pat B.   I love this sunburst technique!  The the strip that was punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch looks great!

IMG_0591-001 This card was made by Karen.  I love the Petite Pennants Builder punch!  I used it on my swap too!

IMG_0592-001 There wasn't a name on this card, but I think Lisa made it.  I love the way it isn't a full card when closed and you can lift up on the banner to open up the card!  And, if you look at the ribbon closely, she spritzed color on the Organza Ribbon to add some color to it!  Great technique!

Wouldn't you love to swap with us?  Contact me and I can tell you all about how easy and rewarding it is to be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  You don't ever have to sell anything if you don't want to, but it is nice to make some extra income!  The best part is all of the great people that you get to meet, and the discount you will receive on the products!

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Happy Birthday Casie!

Hello Stampers!  Well, yesterday my oldest turned 20 years old!  It just doesn't seem possible!  It seems like just yesterday she looked like this:


And now today is she is a beautiful young woman!


She is still my little girl though, and I know she loves rainbows and lots of color!  So, here is the card that I made her for her birthday:


I saw a similar card on The Stamp Doc blog, and knew that was the one I would make for her.  The stamp set I used for the lines is the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  I just love this stamp set!  I have used it for so many cool cards!

For this card, I just inked up the stamp in each color, stamped it, cleaned it, and did it again.  It was super easy to line up.  And I love the rainbow look of it.  I'm thinking about making something similar to this for some swap cards for Convention!  Stay tuned to see what I come up with! 

The sentiment is from the new Any Many More stamp set.  I can already tell that that one is going to get just as much use as Teeny Tiny WIshes stamp set does!  This set has every sentiment you could ever need! 

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Wedding card

Hello Stampers!  Recently, a really close friend of mine's daughter got married.  Of course, I had to make her a card! 

One of my favorite wedding cards to make the the intertwining hearts card.

IMG_0584-001 This is what the card looked like closed.  The background is actually a patterned yellow piece of designer series paper. 

IMG_0585-001 This is what it looks like opening up.

IMG_0586-001 Here is the inside. 

I simply laid all of the Heart Framelits on a piece of cardstock all at the same time and ran it through the Big Shot.  Starting with the largest heart, take every other one and adhere them to the front of the card, alternating which side of the heart is adhered to the card front.

I added an extra heart to the inside of the card.  Super easy and fun to make! 

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Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello Stampers!  It's Weekly Deals Tuesday!  Here are this week's fantastic deals:

Regals buttons

Regals Designer Buttons Item # 130029
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Envelope liners

Envelope Liners Framelits Die Item # 132172
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21

Finishing touches

Finishing Touches Edgelits Die Item # 127010
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46

Window frames

Window Frames Collection Framelits Die Item # 129021
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21


Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21

Smokey slate

Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129396
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71

Summer poss

Summer Possibilities Kit - Digital Download Item # 134705
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $4.77


If you would like to take advantage of this week's great deals, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!

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Paper flowers

Hello Stampers!  Well, it's back to reality!  My husband and I spent the last week in Barbados to celebrate our anniversary!  We had a great time!

Today I wanted to share with you the flowers that I made for my Queens of the Quarter last quarter.  I make paper flowers each quarter to recognize my top team members.  Here is what I made last quarter:

IMG_0549-001 I loved the way these flowers turned out!  This was a flower that I saw at the Spring Into Stamping event that I attended earlier this year.  Here is how I made it:

IMG_0243-001 And it was all made a ton easier thanks to my Stampin' Up! Fringe Scissors

If you have any other ideas for different or unusual paper flowers, I'm always looking for new ideas!  I'd love to see what you have!

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New Catalog Premiere

Hello Stampers!  Last week I held my New Catalog Premiere for the new Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  I had all of my retured product out for sale and however much they spent on retired product, they got an equal amout for FREE from the new catalog! 

I also had two make n' takes for my guests to make.


For this card we used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (w-130514 c-130517) on the background.  The flower is from the Petite Petals stamp set (w-133152 c-133155) and the leaf is from the Bird Builder punch (117191).


For this card we used the Work of Art stamp set (w-134111 c-134114) and the butterfly punches.  This card also uses two of the new in-colors, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey!  Love them together!

I had a free gift for everyone who attended my New Catalog Premiere.


I made in-color bookmarks for everyone!  These were super simple to put together.  I made my template in My Digital Studio and then just printed them out.  I stamped the color splotches using the Work of Art stamp set.  The tops of the bookmarks were punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper punch (133324) and the bottoms were fringed with the Fringe Scissors (133325).

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Happy Anniversary to me!

Hello Stampers!  Today is my 25th wedding anniversary!  Our silver anniversary!  I decided to get sentimental and pull out my wedding album!  My what babies we were!  I was 21 when I got married and my hubby was 23.


Of course, I had to make my hubby a card!  Want to see it???

IMG_0682-001 I am loving the decorative masks in the new catalog!  Check them out on page 205 of the catalog.  This one is from the Hearts & Stars set (133777).  The templates are 8" X 8" and you get two of them in a package.  There are two different packages to choose from.  I just laid the template over my cardstock and sponged it with a sponge dauber and my stamp pad.  Super easy!  I have used them on several cards so far!

The sentiment is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set (w-131341 c-131344) and of course I used the Hearts Collection framelits (125599) to cut my two hearts.

I can't show you the inside of card because of all of the gushy stuff I wrote!

Thanks for stopping by!

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In-color chart

Hello Stampers!  Have you had a chance to check out the new in-colors from Stampin' Up! this year?  They are really great!  And I love the names that Stampin' Up! comes up with to name them all!  This year we have Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, and Blackberry Bliss.  We recently made color charts at one of our downline meetings.  Here is what I came up with for them:


I made up the charts using My Digital Studio, then took the cardstock to the meeting and let them all punch away!  Then we adhered the circles to our charts. 

It really is a great way to see how the new colors compare to some of Stampin' Up!'s current colors.

Do you still need a copy of the new catalog?  Let me know and I'll get one on it's way to you!

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Happy Father's Day!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Father's Day to any fathers that I may have reading this!  Want to see the card that I made for my hubby for Father's Day?


I used Stampin' Up!'s the Perfect Blend stamp set (w-130745 c-131392) and the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (w-130514 c-130517).  I thought this card turned out cute!  I give the recipe and step by step directions in my June newsletter.  What?  You don't subscribe?  Hop over to my left sidebar and sign up today so you don't miss another one!

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June Scrapbook Class

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you the scrapbook pages that we will be making in this month's scrapbook class.


I love the new stamp set, Work of Art (w-134111 c-134114).  I have used this stamp set to make tons of cards and scrapbook pages!  And just think, I got this set for FREE for attending the New Catalog Premiere! 

This layout also uses the On FIlm framelits (132969).  They are really fun!  I love the little camera and the polaroid frame!

I have already had one of my scrapbook classes this month, but I've still got one more to go.

Saturday, June 28th, 10:00 a.m.  at Arnold Hobby Lobby

If you can attend, please let me know!  I'd love to have you join us!

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Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello Stampers!  It's time for this week's Weekly Deals!

Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea Kit - Digital Download Item # 129928

Regular Price: $9.95

Discounted Price: $5.97

Hearts a flutter

Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die Item # 130159

Regular Price: $24.95

Discounted Price: $18.71


Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 127750

Regular Price: $7.95

Discounted Price: $5.96

Label petite curly

Label Petite Curly Punch Item # 129405

Regular Price: $12.95

Discounted Price: $9.71

Chocolate chip ribbon

Chocolate Chip 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130014

Regular Price: $8.95

Discounted Price: $6.71

Cherry cobbler ribbon

Cherry Cobbler 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130012

Regular Price: $8.95

Discounted Price: $6.71

Silver metal buttons

Silver Basic Metal Buttons Item # 133319

Regular Price: $7.95

Discounted Price: $5.96

Blushing bride ribbon

Blushing Bride 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 130013

Regular Price: $8.95

Discounted Price: $6.71


Let me know if you have any questions and remember, these great deals are only good for one week!  So hurry and hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!  While you are there, take a look at the new catalog and all of the great products! 

Would you rather hold a copy of this great catalog in your hands?  Contact me and I will get one to you ASAP! 

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June kid's stamp class

Hello Stampers!  It's summer time, so that means it's time for my kid's summer stamp classes!  I actually have been holding them year round, but they are during the day for those kid's who are home schooled. 

Here are the projects that we will be making at this month's class:

IMG_0470 For this cute card, we will get to play with the new fringe scissors!  Love them!

IMG_0471 The kid's saw this card at a class a couple of month's ago, and they all wanted to make it, so this month we are making a similar card.  This card was actually a swap that I received.

IMG_0469 Finally they will be making this fun little pouch.  This is what one side looks like, and the other side will have their initial.

This month's class will be this Thursday, June 12th at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Arnold.  Everyone is welcome, even if you are not a member there.  The cost of this class is $12 and includes everything needed to complete these three projects.  Please RSVP!

I will be holding a kid's class every month this summer.  I would love to have your child or grandchild join us!  They just have to be at least 8 years old to attend!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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June card class

Hello Stampers!  This morning was my first card class for the month!  Want to see the cards we are making this month?


We will be making two birthday cards and a thank you card using some of the new products.  Here are the dates and times of the other two classes this month:

Thursday, June 12th  6:00 p.m.  (Hobby Lobby)

Friday, June 27th  6:30 p.m.  (First Baptist Church - Arnold)

Can't make it to class?  I have kits availalble!  Kits are the same price as the class, all projects will be cut and ready for you to put them together!

Please RSVP to either of the classes that you plan to attend!

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May My Paper Pumpkin kit

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you the cards that I made using the May My Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit was fabulous! 








There is still time to get signed up for the June kit!  If you enroll by the 10th of the month, you will receive that month's kit!  All you need to do is hop over to the My Paper Pumpkin website and sign up today!  Click on join in the top right corner.  Be sure to choose me as your demonstrator.  They will need a credit card to be billed $19.95 each month, then your kit will be on it's way!  You won't want to miss another month!

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