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Heart wreath

Hello Stampers!  Well, today is my last day at the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference.  I'm so excited to share with you some new things, but today I wanted to share with you the gorgeous wreath that my team member Lynn made as our door prize at the January meeting!  Don't say I didn't warn you, you will love it!

IMG_2936 Here is Lynn holding the wreath!  She simply punched out tons of hearts using the Sweatheart punch from the Stacked With Love designer series paper stack.  They were glued onto the wreath and wrapped around.  I love it!  Thanks Lynn! 

We have the tradition of whoever wins the doorprize can either accept or decline the responsibility of making the door prize for the next meeting.  Can't wait to see what our prize is for next month.

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Roomie notebook gifts

Hello Stampers!  Every time we attend a Stampin' Up! event, we made gifts for our roommates.  Who would have ever thought that we would like to make gifts for others!  It's not like we are all creative and have tons of papercrafting supplies handy!  Haaaaa!

So I usually make notebooks for everybody to take their notes in.  I always take tons of notes at these events, and the few pages they give us in our program are simply not enough!

IMG_2938 I found these adorable notebooks at the dollar store awhile back.  Ad of course they are purple so I had to have them!  At first I was going to cover up the over, but I just loved the bicycle, so I decided not to.  I cut out the word hello using the Hello You thinlits dies in everbody's favorite Stampin' Up! color.  I'm thinking they need some ribbon tied on their spirals too, so I will do that tomorrow!

After I get back, I will share with you the gifts I got from my friends Karen and Sue!

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Butterflies Thinlits swap card

Hello Stampers!  I am at the Stampin' Up! Leadership conference and having a terrific time!  I only signed up for one organized swap this time, but since it was for 48 people, I figured that would be plenty!  Want to see the swap card that I made?

IMG_2937  Remember a couple of weeks ago I showed you a whole pile of these butterflies cut out?  This is what I did with them!  The butterflies were so simple to cut out using the Butterflies Thinlits dies, I just loved them!

The designer series paper squares that are on the card are from the Stacked With Love designer series paper stack.  This paper stack has a red/pink Valentine theme on one side of the papers and the other side is all black and white designs!  I love them!  And they will be good for all year!

After I get home from Leadership I will be sharing with you some of the great swaps I got from my organized swap that I did!

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Leadership Bound!

Hello Stamers!  Well today is the day, I'm headed for Leadership in sunny Orlando, Florida!  They say it is a magical place, and I have to agree!  I am a disney fanatic and would go several times a year if I could!

Leadership is going to be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  On Saturday evening my youngest daughter, Amie is flying down and we are going to spend a couple of days, just the two of us in Orlando.  I'm so excited!

One of my favorite parts about Leadership, is the Manager's Reception.  This is one evening of pampering and fun that is only for those demonstrators with the title of Manager or above. Here is our invitation that we received this year:

IMG_2731 This is what it looked like when I pulled it out of the envelope.

IMG_2732 And this is the inside!  Don't know if you can read it or not, but they are renting out part of Hollywood Studios for just us!  We will have a private showing of Disney's Fantasmic show and then we get to mingle with Disney stars and enjoy a Disney dessert buffet!  I know right!  Don't you wish you were going with me??  Maybe I can fit a couple of you in my suitcase!

I will try to keep you informed or all of the happenings of Leadership on my Inkin With Dink facebook page, so like it and check it out!

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More Valentine and love swaps

Hello Stampers!  Time for some more swaps from our January team meeting!

IMG_2941 This card was made by Pat B.

IMG_2942 This card was made by Lisa.

IMG_2943 This card was made by Laura.

IMG_2945 This card was made by Julie.

 

IMG_2948 Finally, this is the card that I made.  I just love the Cheerful Critters stamp set from the Occasions catalog!


IMG_2952 This is a special Valentine treat that Lisa made for all of us!  Darn you Lisa!  I wasn't going to purchase the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, but the bags are just so darn cute!  Add one more thing to my wish list!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my swaps.  Hope you have been inspired!

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Valentine & Love swaps

Hello Stampers!  Sorry for my absence once again!  Today I wanted to share with you some of my swaps from my January team meeting.  Our theme for this month was Valentine's or Love cards (anniversary or wedding). 

IMG_2947 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_2949 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_2950 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_2951 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_2944 This card was made by Debbie H.

IMG_2946 This card was made by Pat V.

Aren't they talented ladies?  I just love our swaps!  Come back tomorrow and see the rest of our swaps for this month!.

Then keep coming back because I've got lots to share with you!  Plus, I'm leaving on Wednesday for Leadership in Orlando, Florida!  I'm so excited!

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January team meeting

Hello Stampers!  Today was my January team meeting!  I always look forward to our meetings!  These ladies are so fun, I just love them!

Here is a picture of our show n' tell table!

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We had lots of projects to show since we didn't have a table at our December meeting!  And wow are these ladies talented!  Here are some close ups:

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Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures!  Hopefully you can still see them well though to get some inspiration from them!

Keep checking back and I'll show you the door prize from the meeting and the swaps that we did!

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Weekly Deals and a flutter of butterflies!

Hello Stampers!  I wanted to show you this week's Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!  Here they are:

Angled tag

Angled Tag Topper Punch Item # 133323
 Regular Price: $22.95 US/$31.95 CAN
 Discounted Price: $17.21 US/$23.96 CAN

Little pieces

Little Pieces Embosslits Die Item # 133733
 Regular Price: $11.95 US/$14.95 CAN
 Discounted Price: $8.96 US/$11.21 CAN

Starburst framelit

Starburst Framelits Die Item # 132967
 Regular Price: $26.95 US/$32.95 CAN
 Discounted Price: $20.21 US/$24.71 CAN

Itty bitty

Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack Item # 133787
 Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
 Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Tangelo twist

Tangelo Twist 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon Item # 133669
 Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
 Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Hello honey

Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon Item # 133671
 Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
 Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Blackberry bliss

Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon Item # 133668
 Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.25 CAN
 Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.19 CAN

Watercolor winter

Watercolored Winter Kit - Digital Download Item # 136678
 Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
 Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

Now to show you something that I have been working on lately!  I am leaving for Stampin' Up! Leadership in just under two weeks!  I'm so excited!  Anyway, I got into a swap and I have to make 48 cards!  Here is a little sneak peek on what my swaps will look like:

IMG_2917 I cut out 48 butterflies using the new Butterflies Thinlits Dies in the Occasions catalog.  I have to admit that I was a little worried about these thinlits when I saw them in the catalog.  Sometimes these intricate designs are tough to cut, don't come out easily, and are just frustrating.  But I have to say, these butterflies were super easy, and each one came out perfectly!  I love it!!!  You will definitely be seeing more projects made with these!

Keep checking back to see what the finished swap looks like!

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New catalogs

Hello Stampers!  I don't any new project to share with you today, but I did want to make sure that you have all seen the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-bration brochure.  Here they are:

Occasions Occasions Catalog - filled with tons of super new products!  Fabulous stamp sets, embossing folders, punches, ribbons, papers, etc. 

 

Sab Sale-a-bration brochure - remember that you can't purchase these items.  They can only be earned for FREE!  Pick out one FREE item for every $50 in product that you purchase from the annual catalog or the Occasions catalog.  Pick out two FREE items just for joining my team! 

I have also added links to both catalogs in my left sidebar.  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Cheerful Critters Birthday card

Hello Stampers!  Have you ever seen a stamp set in a catalog and immediately thought "I just have to have that set!" even if you had no particular ideas of what to do with it?  That is how I felt when I saw the Cheerful Critters stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  I just love it! 

Now that I have it, I love it even more!  I have made several cute cards with it and I have seen even more cuter ones on other's blogs! 

I decided to use it for my recent team facebook challenge and want to show you what I came up with!

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Isn't it fun?  Every couple of weeks we have a challenge on our team page.  It may be a template, like this one was, or it might be a color challenge. 

For this card I also used the Blue Ribbon stamp set.  I used the Moonlight designer series paper stack from the annual catalog. 

Would you like to play along with us?  Sale-a-bration is a fabulous to join my team!  Not  only do you get to pick out $125 worth of product for only $99, but you will also receive your choice of one of the kits from the Occasions catalog, or two Sale-a-bration items!  WOW!  Contact me today and I can get you started!

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Masculine birthday cards

Hello Stampers!  I recently had to make couple of masculine birthday cards, so for the first one I pulled out one of my favorite sets for masculine cards, Blue Ribbon!  I used the Confetti Celebrations designer series paper on the background.  I love the colors in this package of designer series paper. 

IMG_2901 I saw a card very similar to this on someone's blog and knew I would have to CASE it!

For the second card, I went with washi tape, which I also think makes great masculine cards and is super simple!

IMG_2902 For this card I used the Retro Fresh washi tape and the small star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack.

Although I prefer making cards with flowers, ruffles, and bling, I just wanted to show you that masculine cards are very doable!  So next time you need a masculine card, dont shy away!  Jump in there and start creating.  And I would love to see what you make!

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Monthly card class

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you the cards that we will be making in my card classes this month! 

IMG_2899 These cards are using a lot of the new products from the Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration catalogs!   We will be making a birthday card, a Valentine's card, and a thank you card. 

 I can't wait for you guys to get your hands on some of these new products!  They are fabulous!

The birthday balloon card uses the Celebrate Today stamp set and the new Bow Builder punch!

The Valentine card uses the Hello Life stamp set and the Confetti Heart Border punch and Happy Hearts embossing folder.

The thank you card uses the Lotus Blossom stamp set (which you can get for FREE!).

Have I convinced you that you need to come to class this month?  Here are the dates and times:

Friday, January 9th  6:00 p.m.  (Hobby Lobby - Arnold)

Monday, January 12th  10:00 a.m.  (my house)


Friday, January 23rd  6:30 p.m.  (First Baptist Church - Arnold)

Please RSVP for the class you plan on attending and bring your own adhesive!

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Happy New Year!

Hello Stampers!  Happy New Year to you all!  I know, it is already January 5th, but I'm just a little behind!  I have been planning some big upcoming classes and events as well as totally cleaning out my crafting areas!  But I'm back now and ready for the upcoming Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalog!  Both of these new catalogs to live tomorrow!  I'm so excited!

For today though, I want to show you the New Year card that I made.

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For this card I used the Embellished Events stamp set.  I used a marker to ink up the outline image of the glasses, but not the liquid in the glasses.  To make the liquid a gold color, I simply used the I used the gold Stampin' Dazzle marker to color the stamped image.   

I used strips of the Watercolor Wonder washi tape on my background.  I love the look of the gold!  I used Gold foil sheets to mat the stamped image and rhinestones for my bubbles! 

Such a fun card!  This card could also be used for anniversary or wedding cards.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back tomorrow for info about the new Occasions catalog and Sale-a-Bration!  Or, go to the top left sidebar and subscribe to my newsletter! 

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