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Curvy Keepsake Boxes

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to my Curvy Keepsake Box Week!  Every day this week I'm going to share with you 2 or 3 Curvy Keepsake Box animals that I made for my last retreat.  I used these to decorate the tables!  Everyone seemed to like them and they are super easy to make!  Here are today's boxes:

IMG_6237-001 Isn't she cute?  See the antenna?  They are the cherry from the Cupcake Builder punch!  How fun is that???

IMG_6238-001 Love this little Panda and her heart nose!  See the patch around the eyes?  That is the wing from the Bird Builder Punch!  Clever!

Do you like seeing these Curvy Keepsake boxes?  Let me know and come back every day this week to see more!

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Birthday card swaps

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to my second post showing the birthday card swaps that I received at my last team meeting.  Are you ready to see the rest of the cards?  Good!  Here they are!

IMG_6277-001 Made by Pat V.

IMG_6278-001 Made by Debbie H.

IMG_6279-001 With the flap lifted.

IMG_6280-001 Made by Debbie N.

IMG_6281-001 Made by Lisa.

IMG_6282-001 Made by Pat B.

IMG_6283-001 Made by Tracy,

IMG_6284-001 Made by Karen.

Weren't they great swaps? I always love to participate in swaps!  Some people are just so creative!  Thanks for stopping by!   Be sure to come back next week.  I'm going to be showing different animals made with the Curvy Keepsake Box!  I will be showing 2 - 3 each day!  I can't wait!

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Birthday card swaps

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you some of the swaps that I received at this month's team meeting.  Every month we have a team meeting and we hold a swap.  We assign a theme every month so that we have a start.  This month, our theme was birthday cards!  Here are some of the cards that I received:

IMG_6269-001 Made by Linda

IMG_6270-001 Made by Sheila.

IMG_6271-001 The inside of the card.

IMG_6272-001 Made by Laura.

IMG_6273-001  Made by Lynn.

IMG_6274-001 The inside of the card.

IMG_6275-001 Made by Kathy.

IMG_6276-001 Made by Julie.

IMG_6268-001 My card.

Can you believe that this is only half of the cards that I received!!!  Our team keeps growing!  Especially during Sale-a-bration with the great Starter Kit Special!  You can join my team for only $99, and you get to pick out $155 worth of products!  Then you will receive a 20% discount off of all of your orders while you remain a demonstrator!  Contact me if you have any questions, and come back tomorrow to see the rest of the birthday card swaps!

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Birthday, Baptism, Thank You, & Sympathy cards continued

Hello Stampers!  Thanks for coming back to see some more of the cards that my card ministry has been making.  Here are some more samples:






I hope you have enjoyed these cards!  Every month we come up with more designs so I will be sharing more in the future!

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Birthday, Baptism, Thank You, & Sympathy cards

Hello Stampers!  A few month's ago, I started a card ministry community at my church.  I lead a monthly get together where we make cards for the church staff and other community leaders to use.  It is fun designing the cards every month for the members to make.  I have a helper, Julie, who helps design and prep.  I thought it would be fun to show you some of the cards that we have designed and made so far.  We have actually made hundreds of cards!  I will show you some today, and come back tomorrow to see some more!






If you are local, we would love to have you come join us for our card making!  You do not need to be a member of our church to come and have fun with us!  Contact me for some more information and come make cards with us!

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Challenge cards

Hello Stampers!  Every month we hold a template and a color challenge on my team Facebook page.  Today I thought I would share my entries for this last month.

IMG_6261-001 This is my color challenge card.  We were to make a card using Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, and White.  I decided to throw in a couple more colors to make my flowers stand out more!  

IMG_6262-001 This is my design challenge.  The layout had a large circle in the bottom right corner and a banner in the top left.  I love this new Sale-a-bration stamp set!  It is a three step stamp set!  

If you join my team during Sale-a-bration, you can play along with us each month!  Plus, joining during Sale-a-bration is a fabulous deal!  You get to pick out $155 worth of product and pay only $99 for it!  That is a fabulous deal!  Contact me for more information!

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Happy mail!

Hello Stampers!  Don't you just love it when you get a card in the mail for no reason?  Everybody loves happy mail!  I recently was put on a card ladder.  What is that you say?  A card ladder is where people sign up to send the next person on the list a card.  When the list is complete, the last person sends the first person on the list a card.  They are fun, as long as everybody follows through!  

So I say this, and guess who forgot this time!  And the only way I was reminded about it, is because the person who had my name forgot too!  I received this beautiful card in the mail yesterday with an apology, and quickly got my card out too!  Oh well, better late than never right! 

So, here is the card that I received:


And here is the card that I created and sent out:


I think the card ladders are such a great idea!  In fact, perhaps I will start one with my customers!  Let me know if you are interested in being a part of my card ladder in the future!

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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:


I wanted to showcase my two favorite items this week, they are the Bitty Butterfly punch and the Pansy punch.  

The Pansy Punch coordinates with the Flower Shop stamp set.  Here are some samples using the Pansy Punch:



IMG_6253 This card was made by Michelle Litwiller.


The Bitty Butterfly punch is a great punch too!  Here are some samples using the Bitty Butterfly punch:





If you decide you need to add these items to your collection, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!  Don't forget that it is Sale-a-bration and that you get to pick out a FREE item for every $50 that you spend!  They have also added three new Sale-a-bration items!  

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Valentine's Day gifts

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday!  My hubby always gets me Merb's chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day!  Love them!  We also go out to dinner, but we wait until the week after to avoid the crowds.  I'm not a crowd person!  So, our dinner is still coming.  

I of course had to make him a card too, so this is what I came up with:

IMG_6223 Gotta love the Work of Art stamp set!

I also made up a little gift for him, thank you to my good friend Alene who gave me the idea!

IMG_6222 It's a little tackle box filled with his favorite candies along with Swedish Fish and gummy worms!  Of course my husband commented that it is just wrong to put fish inside your tackle box!  Oh well, it turned our really cute!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for the new Weekly Deals!

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Weekly Deals

Hello Stampers!  It's Tuesday, so time for the new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals!  Here are this week's deals:


I am so excited about this week's deals!  There are a couple of items that I'm going to purchase and take advantage of this sale too!  Don't forget that there are limited quantities of these items at the sale prices, so if there is something you want don't delay!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!

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Favorite samples using Weekly Deals!

Hello Stampers!  I know it's not Tuesday, but today I wanted to talk about Stampin' Up!'s Weekly Deals!  Now every week Stampin' Up! will take some current products and put them on sale.  And if you are like me, you LOVE a sale!  

This week I was impressed with the items because they are some of my favorite products!  There are two in particular that I LOVE and decided to show you some samples using these products.  If you like this idea, let me know and I will do this on a regular basis!  

Here are this week's favorite items:

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

Mini treat

IMG_6214 Isn't this cute!  I love these little bags!  Perfect size to hold a couple pieces of candy! There is also a stamp set that coordinates with this thinlit called You've So Sweet in the annual catalog.  You save $10 if you purchase the treat bag framelit now, or 15% if you purchase the thinlit and stamp set bundle!


Crazy About You







These fun cards were all made using the Crazy For You stamp set and the coordinating Hello You Thinlits.  You save almost $10 if you purchase the stamp set now, or 15% if you purchase the stamp set with the thinlits in a bundle!

Let me know if you have any questions!  Remember that these weekly deals are only good through today.  Come back tomorrow and see this this weeks new Weekly Deals!

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February Scrapbook class

Hello Stampers!  Have you seen the marble looking designer series paper in the Sale-a-bration brochure?  I LOVE it!  It makes great cards and scrapbook pages!  The brochure really doesn't do it justice, so maybe this scrapbook page will help you see how great it is!

IMG_5849-001 In this class, you will be recreating this spread.  You don't need to bring any pictures, you can add them later.  Here is the date and time of this class.

Thursday, February 11th  10:00 a.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP if you can make it and bring your own adhesive.  Can't make it to class?  You can get this class as a to-go kit for the same price.

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February card class

Hello Stampers!  I am so excited for my card classes this month!  We will be focusing a lot on the Sale-a-bration and Occasions new products.  I'll also be showing you how to do the Herringbone technique!  Too fun!  Here are some close-ups of the cards:

IMG_5852-001 This card uses the Botanicals For You stamp set in the Sale-a-bration brochure.  Just think, when you place a $50 order you can get this stamp set for FREE!  Sweet!  The embossing folder is the new Confetti embossing folder in the Occasions catalog.  

IMG_5851-001 This card uses the Birthday Blooms stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  The Herringbone technique is done using the Love Blossoms designer series paper stack that is also in the Occasions catalog.

IMG_5850-001 This fun card is my favorite!  We will be using the new Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies in the Occasions catalog.  The inside has a pop-up that says Hip Hip Horray!  Too cute!  The designer series paper is from the new 12 X 12 paper stack called It's My Party Stack in the Occasions catalog.  I love that Stampin' Up! has created a big paper stack of 12 X 12 papers.

The dates and times for my card classes this month are:

Tuesday, February 9th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Thursday, February 18th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, February 19th  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP for the class that you would like to attend and bring your own adhesive.  Can't make it to class, you can purchase this class as a to-go kit for the same price!

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