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Stamping event

Hello Stampers!  Earlier this month I was able to attend a special stamping event for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  It was a full day event and it was a lot of fun!  There were freebies, make n' takes, display boards, demonstrations, and a service project!  Here are some pictures:

IMG_3636 This is all of my goodies that I came home with!  The berry basket was full of samples from the Occasions catalog, including ribbon, buttons, designer series paper samples, bakers twine, and of course some chocolate!  The curvy keepsake box is a gift I received from another demonstrator.  The heart below it is my nametag!  Super cute with the Bow Builder punch!

The two tags on the left side were demonstration examples that I made showing the Bokah technique and using the new chalkboard ink.

Finally, in front are the make n' takes from the day.  Here they are up close:

  IMG_3632 This butterfly was cut out of the Irresistably Yours designer series paper that we colored with sponge daubers and a stamp pad.

IMG_3633 This card used the Love is Kindness stamp, which we received at the event.  The beautiful tulips were colored with Blendabilities.

IMG_3634 This fun card uses the Cheerful Critters stamp set, one of my favorites!  To get the bunny's pink outfit, we simply stamped the stamp on pink cardstock and cut out the dress part only.

IMG_3635 This fun step card was made using the Painted Petals stamp set and the Painted Blooms designer series paper.  Such a fun card!

IMG_3630 This is the gift card holder that we made using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits die which was carried over from the Holiday catalog.

IMG_3631 Love the idea of putting some designer series paper inside!!!

IMG_3629 This is the gift bag card we made using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die.  I was going to hold out and not purchase this die, but finally broke down and ordered it!  It's on it's way now and I can't wait to get it and start playing!  Be watching for some creations!

Thanks for checking out the fun stuff that we made at this event!  Can't wait for the next one!

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Weekly Deals and New Sale-a-bration items!

Hello Stampers!  What a fabulous day it is! It has been super cold here, but today we are having a heat wave and it is supposed to be 40 degrees!  Today starts the new weekly deals at Stampin' Up!  Plus, there are new Sale-a-bration FREE items!  Check this all out!


Don't miss out on these great deals!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today before these deals are over!

Now for the new Sale-a-bration items!  I'm so excited about them! 

  Sab2 Click on the flyer to view all four of the new items!  Well, aren't they fabulous???  I tried to tell you!  There are a couple of ways you can take advantage of these great deals and get some products for a discount or FREE!

1)  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!  For every $50 in products that you purchase, you can pick out a Sale-a-bration item for FREE!

2) Contact me and we'll get you signed up to join my team!  You will get to pick out 2 Sale-a-bration products for FREE! 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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More team swaps

Hello Stampers!  Time for some more of the swaps from my February team meeting!

IMG_3663 This card was made by Pat V.

IMG_3664 This card was made by Lisa.

IMG_3665 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_3666 This card was made by Debbie H.

IMG_3662 This card was made by Pat V.

IMG_3667  And this was my card.  I used the polished stone technique for this card.   The colors of ink I used were Wisteria Wonder, Marina Mist, and gold.  And of course the designer series paper I used was the Irresistably Yours Specialty designer series paper in the Sale-a-bration catalog!  Yes, that means that you can get this paper for FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! purchase!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Team swaps

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you some of the swaps from my February team meeting.  Our theme for this month was Easter or anything from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

IMG_3657 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_3658 This card was made by Julie.

IMG_3659 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_3660 This card was made by Tracy.

IMG_3661 This card was made by Laura.  Laura used the new Bokah technique.  I learned how to do this technique at a Stampin' Up! event I recently attended.  It is a fun technique and I hope to do a tutorial on it soon!

Thanks for stopping by to see some of my swaps!  Come back tomorrow and see the rest of them.

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Hello Stampers!  This last Tuesday evening I held a new class.  It was a BINGO class and we had such a great time!  There were 7 ladies there.  We played three games of BINGO, stamped two cards, and played three more games.  The best part was, all of the prizes were Stampin' Up! products!  And the winner of the final game, the coverall, won a $60 Stampin' Up! gift certificate!  What a great deal!

Would you like to see the cards that we made?

IMG_3654 For this card we used the Beach House washi tape.  You need to start with the strip across the bottom.  Then alternate the upwards line and sidewise lines, alternating colors.  Super easy!

IMG_3653 Isn't this card great?  I loved this card the first moment I saw it!  This card was on display at a stamping event I attended earlier this month.  I knew right away that I would be CASEing this card at one of my events!  For this card we used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the Crazy about You and Hello You thinlits bundle in the Occasions catalog.

Be watching for another BINGO night probably to happen in April or May!  You won't want to miss this event!

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Weekly Deals and Valentine's Day cards

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all had a fantastic Valentine's Day!  I wanted to share with you the Valentine's cards that I made for all of my Valentine's and also this week's Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!

First, the Valentine's!

IMG_3644 This was the card that I made for my daughter, Amie.  Her favorite color is blue, and she doesn't like foo foo or fancy!  For the background, this is the back side of the Happy Hearts embossing folder.  Then I sponged on some color afterwards to make it stand out!

IMG_3645 This is the card that I made for my daughter, Casie.  She loves lots of color! 

IMG_3646 Finally, the card I made for my sweetheart!  Can you tell I love the hearts embossing folder that is in the Occasions catalog!!!  I also love the Hello Life stamp set!

Now, for the weekly deals!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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Leadership Recap Day 3

Hello Stampers!  Time for Day 3 of Leadership recap!

The day started off with an incredible Keynote Speaker, Jason Wright!  He was great and he even made us cry!  He also showed us a stamping project!

IMG_3428 Isn't this owl super cute?  He actually went to a stamp camp in her area and made the projects!

After the speaker, we had some breakout classes about different business topics.  Such great and helpful information. During lunch we had time to check out all of the display boards.  Here are some pictures of some of my favorites.






Finally, to close out the day, we had another general session with yet more Stamping Presentations. 

IMG_3532 This was one of my favorite cards!  I love the Cheerful Critters stamp set in the Occasions catalog!

IMG_3539 It was once again a fantastic Leadership!  Thanks for stopping by and reading all about the fun time we had!

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Leadership Recap Day 2

Hello Stampers!  Time to recap the second day of Leadership.  We started off the day with another general session. 

IMG_3114 It was time for the walk for promotions.  My downline that went with me, Karen, got to walk across the stage for promoting to Senior Supervisor!

IMG_3124 We also had some stamping presentations again!  Loved all of the Valentine projects!





We had some free time before lunch so my roomies and I went to participate in this year's Service Project.


We had a great Share Fair and Demonstrator Theater in the afternoon.  I love these times the best because we actually get to hear from other demonstrators about things they do in their papercrafting business!

In the evening, we went back to the Convention center to have a Stampin' Night out!  It was several stamping demonstrations by Stampin' Up! staff.  It was great fun!


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Leadership Recap Day 1

Hello Stampers!  It's time to share with you all of the wonderful events that happened while at Leadership this year!

On Day 1 we got up early and headed over to the Convention center.  The entire morning was spent telling us about all of the upcoming changes that Stampin' Up! is going to be going through.  They spent lots of time explaining just to make sure that we as demonstrators understand it all.  And didn't Shelli look so cute?

IMG_2965 If I were to try to wear an outfit like that my girls would say "Mom you look like you are trying to be 16 again!"  Only Shelli can pull it off!

We finally had some stamping presentations at the end of the day.  Here are some of my favorite projects they showed us.

IMG_3006 Love this little bumblebee stamp!

IMG_3046 Bringing back the technique of iris folding.


IMG_3075 Cute gift box.

That evening was our Manager's Reception.  They rented out part of Disney's Hollywood Studios just for us!  We started by watching the show Fantasmic!


IMG_3098 It was a super show! 

IMG_3103 Then we had a Disney dessert buffet with tons of yummy goodies!  There was also a hot chocolate bar, which was good because the evening was a little chilly! 

We also could ride the Tower of Terror and Rock N' Roller Coaster for as many times as we wanted!  No lines!  It was once again a fantastic evening!  I love how Stampin' Up! spoils us!

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February scrapbook and kid's class

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you what the scrapbook page looks like that we will be making this month, and also one of the cards that we will be making in the February kid's class.

IMG_2916 This is the scrapbook page.  I love the Stacked With Love designer series paper stack on this page!  You will get to pick your design for the rectangle pieces as well as the hearts for the banner!

Thursday, February 12th  10:00 a.m.  (First Baptist Church - Arnold)

Can't make it to class but love the page?  Just let me know and I will make up a kit for you for the same price!

IMG_2918 Isn't this a cute card?  Love it!  We will be making this card in the kid's class, as well as another card and a super cute 3D project!

Thursday, February 12th  1:00 p.m.  (First Baptist Church - Arnold)

Please RSVP and bring your own adhesive!

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February Card Class

Hello Stampers!  It's the beginning of the month, so I wanted to start sharing with you pictures of the projects from this month's classes!  Today I am sharing with you the cards from the card classes this month.

IMG_2907 This month we will be making three thank you cards using products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.  Here are the dates for this month's card classes:

Monday, February 9th  10:00 a.m.  (my house)

Friday, February 13th  6:30 p.m.  (First Baptist Church - Arnold)

Friday, February 20th  6:00 p.m.  (Hobby Lobby)

Please RSVP for whichever class you are planning to attend so that I have enough supplies cut.  Also, please bring your own adhesive!  Hope to see you soon!

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Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Hello Stampers!  Well, I'm home from Florida!  I can certainly call it sunny, but not necessarily warm!  Don't get me wrong, it was warmer than it is here at home, but I was really hoping to wear shorts while there and didn't get to one day!  I'll show you some pictures from leadership in the next few days, but today I wanted to be sure and show you the Stampin' Up! weekly deals!

Sweetheart punch

Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
 Regular Price: $15.95 US
 Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Dazzling diamonds

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper Item # 135315
 Regular Price: $4.95 US
 Discounted Price: $3.71 US

Ornate tag

Ornate Tag Topper Punch Item # 137416
 Regular Price: $22.95 US
 Discounted Price: $17.21 US

Tag a bag

Tag A Bag Accessory Kit Item # 133629
 Regular Price: $7.95 US
 Discounted Price: $5.96 US


Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die Item # 133724
 Regular Price: $42.95 US
 Discounted Price: $32.21 US

Boys will

Boys Will Be Boys Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item # 134138
 Regular Price: $17.95 US
 Discounted Price: $13.46 US

Hearts punch

Hearts Border Punch Item # 133784
 Regular Price: $15.95 US
 Discounted Price: $11.96 US

Fine print

Fine Print Coupons Swatchbook - Digital Download Item # 132565
 Regular Price: $12.95 US
 Discounted Price: $7.77 US


If you would like to take advantage of these weekly deals, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today! 

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Queens of the Quarter paper flowers

Hello Stampers! While I'm busy playing in Orlando with my daughter, I thought I would share with you the paper flowers that I made for my recent Queens of the Quarter on my team.  What is that you ask?  Well every quarter I like to recognize my team members for their sales, recruiting, and promoting.  I make them paper flowers of some type.  I have made several different types and sizes over the past years. 

Sometimes I have to admit that it gets difficult trying to come up with different flowers to make!  This time, I pulled out a retired Big Shot die to help me.  Here is what I came up with:

IMG_2939 Aren't they fun?  I think the die is called Daisy.  Sometimes I put pin backs on them, but this time I decided to add something different!

IMG_2940 I attached one of our In-Color Clothespins to the back of them!  That way they can clip it anywhere they want!  They seemed to like the!

If you have any great instructions for some paper flowers, let me know!  I'd love to have some new ideas!

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