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Getting Real!

Hello Stampers!  Do you ever feel like you spend so much time anticipating something, and then it is gone before you know it?  I'm feeling this way about our upcoming Thailand trip!  I can remember setting my countdown app on my phone and it saying like 181 days!  Now, we leave 1 week from today!  

Here are our travel goodies that Stampin' Up! sent us:

Thailand travel pouch, Inkin With Dink

Thailand travel goodies, Inkin With Dink It's all getting real now!  My daughter and I have started a big pile in the living room of things we want to take.  We pile stuff on as we think about it!  See the elephants in the picture above?  Those are our luggage tags!  Super cute!  

I jut want to say again how thankful I am to all of my customers and team members for making this trip possible for us!  Wish we could take you all along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thoughts & Prayers sympathy card

Hello Stampers!  I have always loved the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, and I was so glad when it carried over into the catalog again.  This stamp set makes the most beautiful sympathy and get well cards!  And so easy too!

Here is one that I recently made for our card ministry at church:

Thoughts & Prayers sympathy card, Inkin With Dink

We made these in all of the new in-colors!  So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Rondald McDonald House fundraiser

Hello Stampers!  WOW was this a crazy weekend!  Saturday was our Ronald McDonald House fundraiser, and it was a great success!  

IMG_9064-001 Here are the ladies getting started.

IMG_9067-001 Here are the door prizes.

IMG_9069-001 Some raffle items.

IMG_9070-001 More raffle items.

IMG_9071-001 Still more raffle items.

IMG_9072-001 Here is our Big Shot table.

IMG_9073-001 Our inspiration table.

IMG_9074-001 Some of our happy participants! IMG_9075-001 Working hard!

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IMG_9077-001 Fun with friends!

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RMHC fundraiser cards, Inkin With DInk 

Here are the cards that they got to make!  Everyone had a great time,  we raised money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, and we completed over 200 cards to be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses in the St. Louis area!  Our next one will be scheduled in either September or October, so be watching for the date!

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Color Theory Suite card

Hello Stampers!  Have I told you lately what my favorite new product is in the new catalog?  I know, I seem to have LOTS of favorite things, but my new discovery is the Seasonal Layers Thinlits!  The images are super cute, but my favorite is the adirondack chair and the glass of lemonade!  Just look at this super cute card you can make with them!

Color Theory Suite, Inkin With DInk There is a whole suite of products called the Color Theory Suite!  There is a stamp set, framelits, designer series paper, ribbon, Memories & More cards, and some glitter enamel dots!  So fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  To order any of these products, just hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!

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Cards 4 Faith

Hello Stampers!  Every month I get together with a group of ladies who love to stamp and make cards, and we make cards for my church and for the local Ronald McDonald Houses.  We have a great time and get lots of cards completed every time!  Here is one of the cards that we worked on today:

sympathy card, Thoughts & Prayers, Inkin With DInk

Me and my co-leader, Julie, design the cards.  Some of the cards we precut the cardstock so it is all ready to stamp and put together.  Some of the cards have nothing done so that some can cut the cardstock.  Everyone who attends has certain tasks that they like to do and we try to accomodate them!  

If you are in the area and would like to join us sometime, we always meet the third Monday of the month!  Come help us out!

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More Cupcake swaps

Hello Stampers!  Thanks for coming back to check out the rest of the swaps that I made and received from the recent Shoebox swap that I attended.  Are you ready for the rest of them?  Here they are:

IMG_9041-001 We will start with my favorite one!

IMG_9042-001 And this is the inside!

IMG_9043-001 This is the card that I made.  I had them in all of the new in-colors.

IMG_9044-001 This card was made by Ann Nahm.

IMG_9045-001 This is the inside of the card.

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IMG_9053-001This card was made by Nancy Meyers.

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out the rest of the swaps!  I hope they inspired you!

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Cupcake Shoebox swap

Hello Stampers!   Even though I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I sometimes love to attend events that other demonstrators put on!  I recently attended a Cupcakes & Cards shoebox swap event.  There were 26 of us signed up!  We had to come with 13 completed cards to swap out, and 13 kits for the others to complete.  Then we came home with 26 cards!  We also got to eat yummy cupcakes!  It was a lot of fun!  I'm going to be sharing the cards that I received and made today and tomorrow.  

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IMG_9035-001 This is the outside

IMG_9036-001 This is it opened up part way.

IMG_9037-001Judy Sumner made this card.

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IMG_9039-001 Julie Weber made this card.

IMG_9040-001Carmen Caldieraro made this card.

Thanks for stopping by to look at these gorgeous cards!  Come back tomorrow to see the rest of them!

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June meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  This month for our team meeting swaps, our theme was anything from the new catalog.  I was so excited to get some samples using new products!  My team certainly came through for me!  Take a look:

IMG_9025-001 Jeri made this card using the new Colorful Seasons stamp set.

IMG_9021-001Julie made this card using the new Tranquil Tulips hostess set.

IMG_9020-001 Sandy made this card using the Sitting Here stamp set and some of the new in-colors.

IMG_9019-001 Pat B. made this card using the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

IMG_9018-001  Joan made this card using the new Fresh Floral designer series paper stack.

IMG_9017-001  Debbie H. made this card using the new Eastern Medallions framelits.

IMG_9016-001 Linda made this card using the new Colorful Seasons stamp set.

IMG_9015-001 Pat V. made this card using the new Daisy Delight stamp set.

IMG_9014-001  This card was made using the new in-color, Lemon Lime Twist.

IMG_9013-001  Mary made this card using the new Fresh Florals designer series paper stack.

IMG_9012-001 Sheila made this card using two of the new in-colors, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst!

IMG_9010-001  Laura made this card using the new Happy Birthday thinlit.

IMG_9009-001 Lynn made this card using the new Crafting Forever stamp set.

IMG_9008-001 Sarah made this card using the new Fresh Florals designer series paper stack.

IMG_9007-001  Lisa made this card using the new This Little Piggy stamp set.

IMG_9006-001 Tracy made this card using the new Happy Birthday gorgeous stamp set.

IMG_9011-004 Karen made this card using the new Label Me Pretty stamp set.

Lovely Inside & Out, Inkin With DinkThis was the card that I made using the new Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.

WOW!  Aren't they amazing?  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

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Silhouette Animals

Hello Stampers!  Once a month I go to a Silhouette class to continue learning how to use my machine.  I love it more and more all of the time!  This month we made animals to go on cards, scrapbook page, or decor item.  These animals are the cutest darn things ever!  Check them out!

IMG_9026-001 Here is an alligator, zebra, and camel.

IMG_9027-002 Here is a snake, giraffe, and hippo.

IMG_9028-001 Here is a peacock, gorilla, and lion.  Aren't they all the cutest things ever???  

Come back tomorrow and see the swaps from this month's meeting!  Our theme was "something new"!

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Dragonfly Treats

Hello Stampers!  Every month at my crop, I make little table gifts for the attendees.  It is so much fun to try to come up with these goodies!  Well, tomorrow is my crop so I thought I would show you what I made for the attendees!

Detailed Dragonfly candy nuggets, Inkin With Dink Here is a small cluster of dragonflies (did you know that is what you call a group of dragonflies?)

Detailed Dragonfly Hershey nuggets, Inkin With Dink And here is one upclose.  I wrapped a Hershey nugget with a 1" wide strip of designer series paper from the Fresh Florals designer series paper stack.  I then cut out a dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.  The dragonfly is simply glued down to the candy!  So cute!

It is still a secret to the attendees tomorrow, so don't let them know what they are!  We want them to be surprised!!!

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Christmas time already?

Hello Stampers!  Can you believe it is almost Christmas time already?  OK Maybe not quite yet, but I have already started planning for my Christmas in July class!  It will be held on Monday, July 31st.  I'm already taking reservations if you are interested!  

I'm not the only one who is getting in the Christmas spirit!  Take a look at this great display from the latest OnStage event that I attended!

IMG_8754-001 I love the new Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments in the catalog!  They are so fun to play with!  And did you know that they are not a closed circle?  You can uncurl them and use them in a swag like to over the door in the At Home with You stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by!

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June scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  Every month I design a 12 X 12 two page scrapbook spread.  I do hold a class a couple of times during the month, but I also offer the kit for purchase.  The cost of the kit or class is $8.  Here is this month's spread:

scrapbook page, Inkin With Dink

Class will be offered:

Wednesday, June 21st  10:00 a.m.  Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Assoc.

Wednesday, June 21st  6:30 p.m.  Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Assoc.

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending either class or if you would like to purchase the kit!

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June Card Classes

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited for my June card classes!  First off, they are my favorite of the classes that I teach, and second they are super cute cards this month!  

June card class, Inkin With Dink

We will be playing with a lot of new products from the new catalog!  Our technique this month will be playing with the Chalk Markers!  You really should come and play with us!  You will love it!  Here are the dates and times:

Thursday, June 8th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Tuesday, June 13th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, June 23rd  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Be sure that you RSVP for the class you can attend and bring your own adhesive!  Hope to see you at class!

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The new catalog is here!

Hello Stampers!  It's time!  The new catalog is finally here!  I'm so excited to be getting lots of new goodies to play with!  

Here is the new catalog in case you haven't seen it yet:

Catalog Click on this picture to view the catalog online.

While I'm still playing with my new goodies, I just wanted to show you the other make n' takes that we made at OnStage using fun new stuff!

Memories & More, Inkin With Dink This card uses the new Memories & More packs!  We cut out the flower and also stamped on one of the cards for the background.  The ribbon is the new Mini Chevron Crushed Curry ribbon!

Birthday Memories designer series paper, Inkin With Dink This card uses the Birthday Memories Designer series paper.  I LOVE how we can now cut images out of the designer series paper using framelits!!!

Thanks for stopping by and keep checking back and I'll start showing projects using new products!

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