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Detailed Floral Thinlits card

Hello Stampers! Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made using the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  They are so gorgeous!

IMG_7331 For this card, I only used the two pieces with all of the detailed flowers.  There is a third piece in the set to use if you want to make just half of a card front.  I know, doesn't make much sense!  Just watch this video that Stampin' Up! put out and it will explain it a whole lot better than I can! 


Trust me, you will want these, so hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Vase with flowers and matching card

Hello Stampers!  Every week I give myself one day to have fun with my crafting!  Some times that may mean doing some other type of crafting besides my stamping, and sometimes my crafting may include my stamping!  

I received a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas 2 1/2 years ago.  I took it out of the box and played that day, and then didn't touch it again for 2 years!  I know, I know!  Well, a few months ago I decided it was time to start playing with it and learning how to use my machine!  I found a local craft store that offer monthly Silhouette classes, so I signed myself up!  The first class was just showing us how to use the machine and we made a simple project.  Since then, I attend project classes where we create something.

It is so much fun to actually go to a class that I haven't designed, and prepped for!  I like being the student!

Today I am going to share with you the project that we made a couple of month's ago.

IMG_7051 For this project we cut out the flowers and assembled them.  We painted the jar with acryllic paint.  We stencilled the burlap band for the jar and adhered it.  The card is a shaker card!  I love it and I'm so excited that now Stampin' Up! has a jar stamp set that we can create shaker cards with too!!!  It is a bundle with the stamp set Jar of Love and the Everyday Jars framelits.

For the card we cut out all of the layers and then sketched the sentiment and cut it out too!  So much to learn on this project!

Hope you enjoyed this project.  I will keep showing them to you as I complete them!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Work of Art thank you card

Hello Stampers!  I recenty needed to make some thank you cards, and couldn't come up with any ideas!  So as I was looking through Facebook, I came across a card that a friend of mine, Robin Armbrecht, had made.

I loved it, so I had to CASE it!  I changed the colors and sentiment and came up with this beauty!

IMG_7330 This card uses the Work of Art stamp set in some of the new In-colors.  The top splotch and the heart are stamped in Peakaboo Peach.  The long swish is in Dapper Denim.  The bottom splotch is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the thank you is from the Tin of Cards stamp set and stamped in Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamp Sale

Hello Stampers!  This past weekend I held my annual stamp sale with several members of my team.  It was a great success!  Here are some pics:





This is the make n' take that we had available to be donated to Ronald McDonald House:


And this is the make n' take they could make and keep:


Be sure that you are on my mailing list so that you know when we schedule the next one!!!  Just hop to the top right sidebar and sign up now!!!

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Father's Day card

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you the Father's Day card that I made for my hubby!  It is so fun!

First let me start off by saying that the man has one hobby, and that is brewing his own beer!  He stinks up my house every couple of months as he cooks all of his stuff together, mixes it, and cools it.  Yuck!

So, this is the card that I made for him:


And here is a view from the side:


It is really pretty good size, about 5" tall and maybe 6" wide.  I even had to create a special envelope!

Here he is with the card on his knee so you can get a better idea of the size:


Now he doesn't usually say a whole lot about the cards I make.  He of course says they are nice, but that is about it.  When he opened this one he just went on and on about how neat it was!  I guess this one was a hit!  He even said he was going to keep it on his desk!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Project Life

Hello Stampers!  I just had to share with you my latest video that I recorded!  It is all about how to use Project Life!  I'm also holding a class this week so you can see it and get your hands on the kits!  

Here is my video:


My class is this Wednesday, June 22nd, at Hobby Lobby in Arnold.  It will run from 6 - 8 p.m.  The cost of this class is $5 but if you make a purchase that evening the fee will be waived.

I will also be running a Paper Pumpkin class at the same time.  Come check out what this Creativity In A Box is all about!  The cost of this class is also $5 but the fee will be waived if you sign up!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Work of Art Thank You

Hello Stampers!  I have been on a card making roll lately!  Here are a few that I cranked out today:

IMG_7329 28 cards of two different designs!  

Here is the thank you card up close:

IMG_7330 This is a card that I saw a demonstrator friend of mine, Robin Armbrecht, make.  Hers was in blues and I thought I would make mine in the new in-colors.  I love the way it turned out! The stamp set used is the Work of Art stamp set.  It was in last years catalog too, and I have always loved this set!




Come back tomorrow and I'll show you the other card and even post a video on it!

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Red, White & Blue swaps

Hello Stampers!  It's getting to be that time of year when there will be lots of red, white & blue and patriotic decorations!  The ladies decided that that was the theme they wanted for this month's swap!  So we were to make any type of card that we wanted as long as it was red, white & blue!  Here is what we all came up with:

IMG_7312 Alice made this card.

IMG_7313Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7314 Linda made this card.

IMG_7315 Sheila made this card.

IMG_7316 Pat V. made this card.

IMG_7317 Lynn made this card.

IMG_7318 Pat B. made this card

IMG_7319 this is the inside.

IMG_7320 Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7321 Laura made this card.

IMG_7322 Karen made this card.

IMG_7324 Kathy made this card.

IMG_7325 Julie made this card.

IMG_7326 Tracy made this card.

IMG_7327 Lisa made this card.

IMG_7323 This is the card that I made.

Now that was a bunch of patriotic cards!! Love them!

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Meeting show n' tell and demonstration

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you the show n' tell items and our demonstration from our last meeting.  Every month we have a table where everyone can bring samples of projects they have been working on.  It is fun to see all of the creative projects that everyone makes!

IMG_7294 This is a graduation card that Lynn made.

IMG_7295 This is the inside of her card.

IMG_7296 These are some candles that Rachael Yep, she made the candles and then decorated the jars!

IMG_7297 This is a card that Pat V. made.

IMG_7300 This is the door prize that Debbie N. made.  Such a cute shadow box!

We also at every meeting have someone do a demonstration for us.  It can be a fancy fold card or a fun technique.  This month Karen show us Poppin' Pastels with eyeshadow!



And we all got to make a sample:

IMG_7328 Such a cool technique!  Thanks Karen!

Come back tomorrow and I'll share with you our swaps from this month!

Don't forget that you can join during the special right now and join us for our next meeting!  For only $99 you get to pick out up to $125 in product and then pick our 2 stamp sets for FREE!!!  What a deal!  Contact me if you want more information!

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Masculine cards

Hello Stampers!  Yesterday was our June team meeting!  I just love these days because we have so much fun!  There were 17 of us yesterday enjoing a day of food, socializing, swapping, and crafting!

But as I was taking pictures of my swaps, I realized that I hadn't posted a picture of my swaps from last month!  So today you get to see the swaps from the May meeting.  Our theme for the month was masculine cards.

IMG_7301 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_7302 This card was made by Julie.

IMG_7303 This card was made by Debbie.

IMG_7304 This card was made by Alice.

IMG_7305 This card was made by Pat B.

IMG_7306 This card made by Laura.

IMG_7307 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_7308 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_7309 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_7310 This card was made by Lisa.

IMG_7311 This is the card that I made.

I hope that you enjoyed these cards.  These are some very talented ladies!  Would you like to join us in our next swap?  You can join my team this month for only $99!  You will get to pick out $125 in the product of your choice!  Then, you then get to pick out an additional 2 stamp sets of your choice!  Any price!!!

Contact me today if you have questions or are interested!

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June card classes

Hello Stampers!  This month's cards that we will be making in my monthly card class are really fun cards!  I love some of the new products!


Classes are:

Friday June 10th  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Tuesday June 14th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Please RSVP for whichever class fits your schedule!  I'd love t have you!  The cost of the class is $10 and includes everything needed except for adhesive!

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June card classes

Hello Stampers!  Where in the world do these day keep slipping away too?  I am having such a great summer with my girls both home!  Every free second we get we are off having fun!  I will start trying to post some of the fun we are having just so that I don't forget about you!

Today was a gorgeous day here.  We decided to go to the zoo.  Yes, my girls are 19 and 21, but we all still love to go to the zoo!  Since it was a little cooler here today, the animals were all out and playing today.  We especially loved watching the elephants!


Today I wanted to show you the scrapbook page that we will be making in my scrapbook class this month.  


Class will be:

Thursday, June 9th  10:00 a.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Can't make it to class, no problem!  You can purchase the kit for the same $8 fee!  Just let me know!

Come back tomorrow and see the cards that we will be making in the card classes this month!

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Swirly Bird and scraps

Hello Stampers!  I have been playing a lot with one of my new favorite Thinlits sets from the new catalog, Swirly Scribbles.  I have been having so much fun creating with it!  It coordinates with the Swirly Bird stamp set which I also have and am loving!  Here is today's creation:


I have had all of these word windows punched and laying on my table since March!  I was punching openings in handles for some goodies I made for my customers at my Sale-a-bration Celebration.  

I simply adhered them to the card front and Voila!  I liked the Hooray from the Confetti Celebration stamp set and it was the perfect size to be backed with one of the swirlies from the framelit!  

So, are you all loving the new catalog?  I'm running a special this month.  Once you hit $40 in a single order, you will receive a card front from my stash for every dollar!  

What is a card front you ask?  They are simply the fronts of cards only.  They will need to be placed on a card base (half of an 8 1/2" X 11" sheet of cardstock) to be used as a card.  But the hard part is already done for you!  

You can either e-mail me your order or hop on to my Inkin With Dink online store to place your order today!

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It's Here! It's Here!

Hello Stampers!  Well, the time is finally here!  The new 2016 - 2017 annual catalog goes live today!!!  

Catalog2  Isn't it great?  I just LOVE this new catalog and tons of the products in it!  Didn't receive your copy yet?  Contact me and let me know!  I send out a FREE copy to anyone who has placed an order with me within the last year!  Sometimes the mail gets wonky though!  

Not a current customer of mine?  I'll send you one anyway!  Just let me know that you want one!

Thanks for stopping by, now stop reading this post and get to that catalog!!!

Found something that you have to have RIGHT NOW???  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!!!

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