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Weekly Deals

Hello Stampers!  It's Tuesday, so that means it is time for this week's Weekly Deals!  Here they are:

Weekly4 Just a little tip, if you are planning on getting the Bear Hugs bundle, it is still a little cheaper to get the bundle then to purchase the stamp set and framelits separate, even with this sale.  But if you just want the framelits this is a great deal!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stampin' Up! Elements

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited because tomorrow is the day for us to register for the upcoming OnStage Live event in Salt Lake City!  This is the new name of the Stampin' Up! Convention.  It is such a great event and I really look forward to it.  It is three days of stamping, socializing, swapping, and playing with new products.  This next event is in April and we will get to play with new products that will be coming out in the new Annual Idea Book & Catalog.  So exciting!

I realize that I never showed you the projects that we made at the last event.  Instead of making complete projects, we made elements.  Then we could make whatever we wanted out of them.  I came home and made cards with my elements.  Here is what I made:

IMG_6191 For this we used the Bloomin Heart Thinlit Die from the Occasions catalog.  It is such a beautiful thinlit, and I love that the flower thinlits are included.  

IMG_6192 This card uses the It's My Party designer series paper stack.  It is a fabulous paper stack that is 12 X 12 papers.  There are 48 sheets in this stack.  The cupcakes, candle, and balloon are all from the Party Wishes stamp set and then punched out using the Party Punch Pack.  Love them!

IMG_6193 This card uses the Going Places Suite.  The designer series paper is from the Going Places designer series paper stack.  The stamped images are from the Going Global stamp set.  Great for masculine cards!

IMG_6194 This card uses the Botanical Gardens suite.  The designer series paper is from the Botanical Gardens designer series paper pack and the flowers are stamped with the Botanical Blooms stamp set and cut out using the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.

I'm sure we will be making equally fabulous projects at the next event, so be watching in April for them!

Don't forget that Sale-a-bration is going on now!  For every $50 that you spend in products, you get to pick out one item from the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE!  Check out the brochure here.

Thanks for stopping by!  Check back tomorrow for this week's Weekly Deals!

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Door prize

Hello Stampers!  I just have to share with you the door prize that we had at our team meeting last week!  It is so great!

Every month, we do a drawing for a door prize.  The winner of the prize gets to decide if they would like to bring the prize to the next meeting.  They come up with the greatest prizes!  Here is this month's:

IMG_6179 Isn't it cute?  The heart on the front is from the new Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die. It is so gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget about Sale-a-bration going on right now!  For every $50 that you spend in products, you get to pick out one FREE item from the SAB brochure!  Contact me if you have questions!

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January team meeting

Hello Stampers!  Last week was our January team meeting.  It is such a great time!  This time we met in a frozen custard store! They had a meeting room in the back, plus we got to eat dessert!

We had a swap with the theme of "anything new" which could be from the new Occasions catalog or the Sale-a-bration flyer.  Here is what I received:

IMG_6181 Made by Linda

 IMG_6182 Made by Lisa

IMG_6183 Made by Laura

 IMG_6184 Made by Sheila

IMG_6185 Made by Julie

IMG_6186 Made by Karen

IMG_6187 Made by Pat

IMG_6188 My card.  Take a look at the propeller!  Isn't it super cute!  I actually first saw this by one of my customers.  I have a few ladies that like to bring cards that they have made to my classes for show n' tell!  I loved the idea so had to CASE it!

Wouldn't you LOVE to join in on our swaps?  Now is a terrific time to join Stampin' Up!  You get to pick out $155 worth of product for only $99!  Plus the shipping is FREE!  And remember, you get out of your demonstratorship what you want.  If you just want to stay a hobbyist and get your discount, you certainly can!  If you would like to make some money at it, you certainly can do that too!  It's your choice!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Weekly Deals

Hello Stampers!  Well, my girls and I have have been back from Disney for awhile and getting back into the swing of things.  Two of us got sick with colds the day after we got back, so that slowed things down a bit!  I am back to creating again and have lots to show you in upcoming posts.

It's Tuesday, so that means it's time for our weekly deals!


I can't believe it but I LOVE all of these projects!  I'll be showing you projects made with them in the next few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Scrapbook Class

Hello Stampers!  I had a lot of fun making the scrapbook page layout for class this month.  I almost totally CASE'd it from online, but I loved it and knew I had to make it myself!


I used the Over the Rainbow stamp set from the Annual Catalog.  It is such a fun stamp set!  I have made some really cute cards for kids with it too!  Here is the information on this month's class:

Thursday, January 14th  10:00 a.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP and bring your own adhesive if you would like to attend!  We would love to have you join us!

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January card class

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited for my card classes this month!  Every card we will be making uses some of the new products!  


Classes will be held:

Tuesday, January 12th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Thursday, January 21st  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, January 29th  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

I would love to have you join us, so please just RSVP and bring your own adhesive.  

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Shape birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I recently needed some masculine cards and I had fun coming up with some different designs.  I remember seeing a card somewhat like this and always wanted to  try one myself.

IMG_5855-001 This was pretty fun to make and easy.  For the sentiment, I used the Amazing Birthday stamp set.  I just randomly cut or punched out shapes from cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow to start seeing samples using new products!!!

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Disney World here we come!

Hello Stampers!  Well, when you read this, me and my two daughters will be on our way to Disney World!  I love Disney and could visit several times every year with no problem!  I took my youngest daughter, Amie, last January for her Senior trip.  I was going to Orlando for the Stampin' Up! Leadership Conference, so we just extended our trip by a few days. 

After that trip, Amie said she would love to go back when we could spend an entire week and visit all of the parks.  It sounded like a great idea to me, and a great family vacation, but my hubby had absolutely no interest in going back!  So, I decided that I would take both girls myself for a week! 

I also decided that since my hubby wasn't going, it just didn't seem right to spend our family money, on a trip that   he wasn't going on.  So I peeked into my checking account for my Inkin With Dink business, and decided I would fund the trip all on my own!  And have we ever had fun planning!

Since Casie is a senior in college this year, I'm not really sure how many more trips she is going to be able to go on with us, so I decided that we would do anything we wanted to do and spare no expense!  We are trying lots of new things and looking very forward to it!

I am so grateful for my Stampin' Up! business and all that is has allowed me to do!  I have traveled places I would not normally have ever gone to, and I have earned money to pay for trips for me and my family! 

Sale-a-Bration is a great time for you to sign up to be a demonstrator yourself!  When you sign up to be a demonstrator, you get to pick out $125 worth of products for only $99!  During Sale-a-Bration, you get to pick out an extra $30 in product for FREE!  That is $155 worth of products for only $99!  WOW!  I'd love to have you on my team too!

Although I will be on vacation, I have planned out posts for the week.  It is the start of Sale-a-Bration and the new Occasions catalog, so I didn't want you to go without!  So keep checking back this week!


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Festive Flower New Year!

Hello Stampers!  Happy New Year!  I hope that you all have had a wonderful start to your new year!  I'm anxious to see what all 2016 has in store for me and my business!

Did you know that Sale-a-Bration and the new Occasions catalog start on Tuesday, January 5th?  I'm so excited about some of the new products!  I'm also excited about some of the products that are carrying over into the new catalog also! 

One of these items is the Festive Flower Builder punch!  When I first saw it in the Holiday catalog I thought, I'm not going to purchase that because I will only use it for poinsettias at Christmas.  Boy was I wrong!  It makes lots of beautiful flowers!  Watch this video that Stampin' Up! did:


I used the punch while making gifts for my team members who came to the Christmas party this year.


Aren't these boxes fun?  They are our Wide Stamp Cases, full size.  I had my husband add a handle that we got from the hardware store.  Here is a look from the inside:


I added some cardstock and designer series paper to the front, filled with candy, and they were set!  I can't wait to make some other flowers using this punch.  They are so easy!

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