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Summer wrappin'

Hello Stampers!  When I was trying to figure out a title for this post I came up with Summer Wrappin' and I immediately got the Grease song Summer Lovin' in my head!  Guess I'll be humming that for the rest of the day!  Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the fun packaging the Shelli shared with us on her blog!  For all of the family birthdays she designs a wrapper that shows off the receivers personality.  I love this one!!!


Isn't it fun?  And doesn't this just scream summer??  What do you think is in it???  I'd guess either cash or a gift card!  Thanks for stopping by!  

This morning was my Sale-a-bration Celebration!  We had a fabulous time even though the weather didn't really cooperate!  I'll show pictures of the event soon!

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April Paper Pumpkin kit

Hello Stampers!  I have been super busy this week prepping for my Sale-a-bration Celebration tomorrow!  I'm so excited for it!  I have almost 30 ladies coming!!  I will have pictures later.  Today I wanted to share with you what I did yesterday morning.  Every month, on the last Thursday of the month, I have a meetup at a local Bread Company for my Paper Pumpkin subscribers to bring their kits and work on them.  

Here is what I did yesterday:

April Paper Pumpkin kit This is the April kit, and I think I have to say it is one of my favorites!  As I was doing the watercoloring, I wasn't so sure, but when I added it to the black card bases, they really popped!  Love them!

Would you like to subscribe to this wonderful monthly kit?  It is only $19.95 per month and it is delivered directly to your door.  Every thing you need to complete the kit is provided except for some adhesive.  And you certainly can't beat 12 cards for $20 dollars!!  You just have to sign up by the 10th of the month to receive that month's kit, so be sure to contact me by May 10th!

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Shoebox Swap

Hello Stampers!  A couple of weeks ago I went to Shreveport, Louisiana to attend a Stampin' Up! OnStage event.  On the first evening, I got to attend a special training for Stampin' Up! leaders.  My two roommates attended a shoebox swap event.  At a shoebox swap you choose a card and bring enough supplies cut and ready for everyone to make your card.  In return, you get to make one of everybody else's card.  I took some pictures of the one's that I thought were exceptionally cute!  Today I thought I would share them with you!

IMG_8655-002 This card uses the Sprinkles of Life stamp set!  I love the springy color!  And hint, hint, hint.  It's carrying over to the new catalog!

IMG_8650-002 This card uses the Garden in Bloom stamp set. Hint, hint, it is also carrying over to the new catalog!  The bee is from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

IMG_8651-002  This is a fun fold card that has a pocket for a gift card!  Love it!

IMG_8652-002  This card uses the All Things Thanks stamp set.  Do you recognize the splotchy image?  That is one of the dresses from the Beautiful You stamp set!

IMG_8653-002 I love this little goldfish made from punches!!  I believe the body is from the Festive Flower Builder punch, the front fins are the Bitty Butterfly punch, and the tail is from the Bow Builder punch!  So cute!

IMG_8654-002 This beautiful card uses the silver foil paper punched cut out with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  So beautiful! 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Don't forget at the retiring products as well as the new items in the Clearance Rack!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!  Be sure to use hostess code VVYW9DWP

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Silhouette cards

Hello Stampers!  Have I ever told you how much I love to make cards???  I know it is probably pretty obvious, but I do love it!  I take a class once a month where we make papercrafts using our Silhouette machines.  Well this month's cards were so cute!  Want to see them?  Here they are:



They were so much fun!  Don't forget about the Stampin' Up! retiring list!  Items are selling out on a daily basis, so if there is something you want that is retiring, you better get it before it is gone!  


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Happy Easter!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Easter!  I hope everyone is having a blessed holiday with your family!  I have both of my daughters home for the weekend.  We had a great time outside yesterday walking, playing washers, and just having family time.  Today Amie will be heading back to school for the last time this year!  Two weeks until finals start and then she is home!  

Today I have some Easter goodies to share with you that I have received from friends.  

IMG_8811-001 This is a card that I received from my friend Sandy.  See that ribbon at the top?  You pull it and get:

IMG_8812-001 Isn't it cute?

And this is a fun bunny I received from my upline Jeri!

IMG_8810-001 He is made out of wine corks!  How fun is that?

Thanks gals for my Easter goodies!

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Shrinky Dinks!

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you the super cute gifts that I made for my teammates that went to OnStage with me!  As I was cleaning my stamping room a few weeks ago, I came across a couple of packages of shrinky dinks.  I had a package of clear and a package of white.  So, I decided I would use them to make bag tags for my gals going to OnStage with me!  

They were so much fun to play with!  My daughter made some with me and commented that she remembered doing these as a little girl!

So, do you want to see what I made?  Here you go:


Here are some close ups:

IMG_8637-001 I made this charm using the Custom Tee stamp set that is currently available in the Occasions catalog!  Love it!

IMG_8639-001 For this charm I used a retired Christmas stamp set.

IMG_8642-001 Over the years I have accumulated several Stampin' Up! demonstrator stamp sets which were perfect for these!

Thanks for stopping by and checking these out!  Use some of your stamps and try some of these on your own!  Remember that you have to use Staz On stamp pads on the shrinky dink material.  

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OnStage swaps

Hello Stampers!  Boy did I have a great weekend at OnStage in Shreveport, Louisiana!  I attended a great CenterStage on Friday evening which was a leadership training, and we had our big all day event on Saturday!  The best thing was that I got to see the new catalog!  You are going to LOVE it!  

Look at this haul I came home with!!!

IMG_8790-001  I have them hidden in the picture, because I can't show you yet, but I came home with 5 new stamp sets!!!  The item on the left, with the rose on it, is a new apron!  I love it!  Want to see some of the swaps I received?

I was in an organized swap, so I  got some full cards.  Here they are:


IMG_8792-001 This card was made by Sarah Fleming.

IMG_8793-001 This card was made by Cathy Bartlett. 

IMG_8794-001 This card was made by Roxie Geiser-Weaver.


IMG_8796-001 This card was made by Jane Para.

IMG_8797-001 This card was made by Melissa Tubb.

IMG_8798-001 This card was made by Lisa Stokes.


IMG_8800-001 This card was made by Michele Robins-Keifer.

IMG_8801-001 This card was made by Jenn Gulch.

IMG_8802-001 This card was made by Jane Para.

IMG_8803-001 This card was made by Fern Pickle.

IMG_8804-001 This card was made by Lisa Stokes.

IMG_8805-001 This card was made by Pat Smith.

IMG_8806-001 This card was made by Melissa Tubb.

IMG_8807-001 This is the fun little gifty we got for participating in the swap!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

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OnStage roomie gifts!

Hello Stampers!  I can post this because by now my roomies have received their gifts!  A lot of times when we attend Stampin' Up! events, we do roomie gifts.  This time, we decided not to, but I don't follow directions very well!  I just couldn't help it!  Plus there were only three of us going so it wasn't a big deal!  

I made new catalog kits!

new catalog kit, Inkin With Dink

Here is one up close:

New catalog kit, Inkin With Dink 

And here is what is on the inside:

New catalog kit, Inkin With Dink There are post it notes to mark all of the must haves in the new catalog, kleenex to wipe away our happy tears, highlighter to mark all of the already have items so that we don't double buy, and lots of chocolate, because chocolate makes everyone happy!

I also made some super cute name tents to put at our places on the table:

Basket Bunch name tents, Inkin With Dink I'll do a video on how to make these after I get home if you would like one!  Leave me a comment and let me know!!!

Come back next week!  I'll be showing off pictures of the event plus swaps that I received!

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OnStage swaps and a giveaway!!!

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited!  I'm off today for a few days in Shreveport!  Three of us from my team are heading out to Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event!  I so can't wait to see the new catalog and new products!!!  I'll be able to share some stuff once I get back home.  But don't forget to check out my Inkin With Dink Facebook page to check in on some of the fun!

I'm participating in two organized swaps and also doing some general swaps!  Want to see them?

IMG_8624-001 Here is my swap for the first organized swap.  You can't really see it but I used an aquapainter to look like rain drops!

IMG_8625-001 Here is my card for my second organized swap.  I debated and debated about this swap, I realize not everyone is as big of a Disney fan as I am!!!

IMG_8623-001 This is my general swap.

Hey, leave me a comment and let me know which swap you like the best!  I'll do a drawing next Wednesday, April 12th for a some FREE product!

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April scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  Do you take lots of pictures on Easter Day?  Then you definitely need a super cute Easter scrapbook page to put them on!  This month's page will be perfect for you!

April scrapbook page, Inkin With DInk

For this class we will use the cute Basket Bunch bundle!  Here is when classes are:

Wednesday, April 19th  10:00 a.m.  Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Assoc.

Wednesday, April 19th  6:30 p.m.  Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Assoc.

Can't make it to class?  The kit will be available to purchase until 4/20.  The cost of this class is $8.  Please RSVP and bring your own adhesive.

Don't forget to check out my Inkin With Dink Facebook page for the next few days as I'm at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event!

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April card class

Hello Stampers!  I have been super busy trying to get ready for the upcoming Stampin' Up! OnStage event!  Me and two of my team mates leave bright and early Thursday morning!  I'm so excited!!!

I wanted to share with you though the cards that we will be making in this month's card and technique classes!

April card class, Inkin With Dink I love these card!  Can you tell what we used for the blue flower???  Here is when we will be making these cards:

Tuesday, April 11th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Thursday, April 20th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, April 21st  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP for the class you are able to attend and don't forget to bring your own adhesive!

My newsletter comes out tomorrow and will list all of my upcoming classes and locations!  Don't miss a single class!  Sign up today in the right sidebar!

Be checking my Inkin With Dink Facebook page while I'm away for updates on the event!  Can't wait to share what I can with you!

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