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Techniques galore!

Hello Stampers!  At our last team meeting our swap theme was techniques!  We could choose any technique that we wanted to make our swaps!  What a fun theme!

Here are the swaps that I received:

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IMG_0800This is the baby wipe technique by Laura.

IMG_0799 This is the rubber band technique by Deborah G.

IMG_0798 This is Northern Lights by Sandy.

IMG_0752 This is the card that I made using the baby wipe plaid technique.

Aren't they fun?  I would love to have you join us in one of our future swaps!  Just let me know if you are interested and I can tell you all about how easy it is to become a Cardinal Stamper!

Leave me a comment and I'll draw a name to win a FREE card!

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Sale-a-bration is almost over!

Hello Stampers!  Sale-a-bration is almost over!  Don't miss out on your chance to get FREE products from not only Stampin' Up! but also from me!  

For every $50 order that you place, you get to pick out an item from the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE!

I'm also running an ordering special!  If you place an order with me between now and Saturday, March 31st you will receive FREE gifts!
    $25 order - you will receive a FREE stamp pad in the color of your choice! 
    $50 order - you will receive a FREE pkg of cardstock in the color of your choice!
    $75 order - you will receive both a FREE stamp pad and a FREE pkg of cardstock in the colors of your choice!
    $100 order - you will receive $25 in FREE merchandise of your choice!!!

You have to email me your orders to qualify for this special! 

Don't forget that the 2016 - 2018 In Colors will be retiring soon too so now is the perfect time to order them!

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Leave me a comment and I will be drawing a name to win a FREE card!

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Happy Mail

Hello Stampers!  I have received some happy mail over the last few days!  

IMG_0781 This card was from Ronda.

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Thanks ladies for the beautiful cards!  I love Happy Mail!

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Silhouette Vinyl Class

Hello Stampers!  Once or twice a month I love to attend class at my local craft shop and learn new things to do with my Silhouette machine!

This month our class was how to use different types of vinyl.  Here are the fun projects that we made:

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So we learned the difference between 631 vinyl, 651 vinyl, and heat transfer vinyl!  Leave me a comment below and let me know if you work with vinyl at all.  I'd love to have someone to swap ideas with!!

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Eclectic Expressions birthday card

Hello Stampers!  I had my youngest daughter home for part of last week for Spring Break.  We had a great time together hanging out, eating out, going to the movies, etc.  And as a result you see I totally forgot to post to my blog Saturday and Sunday!  But now we are back to Monday and a new week!  

So welcome to Make a Card Monday!  I wanted to use this last week of Sale-a-bration to showcase a Sale-a-bration stamp set one last time.  I choose the Eclectic Expressions stamp set.

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And here is the card we will be making:

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And here is the video:

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment and I will draw a name to win one of these cards!

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Card Ministry cards

Hello Stampers!  Once a month I hold a card ministry at my church.  I have a co-leader who helps design the cards that we make every month.  We have several individuals who come every month and help us make all of the cards.

Would you like to see some of the cards that we make?  Here are some of the cards from this month's event:

Happy Birthday Thinlits, Inkin With Dink

Heartfelt Blooms, Inkin With Dink

Hold on to Hope, Inkin With Dink

Watercolor Words, Inkin With Dink

Leave me a comment and let me know which card design you like the best!  I will choose a name from the comments to win a FREE card!

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March team meeting

Hello Stampers!  Last weekend was my monthly team meeting.  So today I thought I would share some pictures!

Here are the gals making their make n' takes

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We have a show n' tell table at the meeting

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We have two challenges every month on our Facebook page.  We have a color challenge:

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And a layout challenge:

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We would love to have you join us next time!  Just contact me and I can tell you how you can come visit one month!  Leave me a comment too and let me know if you have ever participated in a card challenge before or not!  They are so much fun!

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Eclectic Expressions thank you

Hello Stampers!  I recently needed several thank you cards, so I decided to use the new Eclectic Expressions stamp set from the second release of Sale-a-bration items.

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Here is the card that I made:

Ecclectic Expressions, Inkin With Dink I decided to use the 2016 - 2018 retiring in colors.  I will certainly miss the Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, and Flirty Flamingo colors.

While I was making these cards, I just decided to make 20 of them!  I don't usually like to make multiples like that, but I know I will need them coming up!

So leave me a comment and let me know if you make multiples of cards when you are making them, or if you just stick to one at a time.  I will draw a name from the comments to win one of these cards!

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Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to the Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop for the month of March!  Those participating in the hop today are Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all around the world that have achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! incentive trip that only a limited number around the world achieve. This month's theme is Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogs products.

Today I thought I would showcase one of the items that came out in the second round of Sale-a-bration rewards.  It is the Springtime Foils Specialty designer series paper.

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This designer series paper is gorgeous and makes beautiful cards!  Here are a couple of the cards that I made with it:

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You are also able to color this amazing paper with our Stampin' Blends!  

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I made a video showing how easy it is to color this designer series paper:

 

This is the card background that I made in the video:

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 Thanks for joining us for this amazing hop today - I know that you are going to be inspired by what the other designers have done. Make sure that you don't miss any of these amazing blog posts. Remember you are currently at my blog - Dina Lanzendorf. So check the list below to see who is up next.

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Happy Make a Card Monday!

Hello Stampers!  It's Make a card Monday!  Today I decided to show you a technique on my video.  This is a technique that I actually showed you a sample of last week.  We will be learning the Baby Wipe plaid technique.  

Here is a card showing the technique:

Baby Wipe plaid technique, Inkin With Dink

And here is the video:

 

This is such a fun technique!  You could really use any combination of colors!  Leave me a message and let me know what colors you would choose to make your card with!  I'll be holding a drawing tomorrow for one of the background pieces that I made in the video!  You can use it to make a card of your own!  Anyone leaving me a comment will be entered!

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Hello Stampers!  WOW has it ever been a busy weekend!  I have lots to share with you over the next few days!  Friday my daughter and I took a class at a business called Words on Wood.  We painted on wood pieces.  We both picked signs to make.  Here we are working on our projects!

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And here are our completed signs:

Inkin With DinkIt was fun and we had a great time!

I had to miss my monthly Silhouette class when we were in Florida, so today when I got home from our team meeting, I completed my Silhouette project!  It turned out so cute!!

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Come back tomorrow and I'll share some more from the weekend!  Leave me a comment and let me know if your weekend was busy or not!!  I have not been posting the winners on a daily basis, but believe me, I'm still drawing!  I have 7 cards to go out tomorrow morning!!!  Congratulations to Judy, Marilyn, Vicki, Patti, and Pat! 

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Plaid Technique card

Hello Stampers!  I have been busy creating some cards for a swap that I have coming up, and I need your help!  I am doing the plaid technique, which is one of the techniques we will be learning in this month's Technique Club, and I just need to figure out my bow!

I have made three possibilities, leave me a comment below and let me know which bow you like the best!  Then come to class next Tuesday, March 20th and learn this fun technique!

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Plaid technique, Inkin With DinkThis one uses the 1/4" Stitched-edge ribbon.

Plaid technique, Inkin With Dink This one uses cardstock and the Bow Builder punch.

Let me know which one you prefer.  I will be giving away one of these cards to whichever name I draw from the comments!

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Fruit Basket online class offering

Hello Stampers!  I am so excited to be offering my second online class!  This time we will be using the Fruit Basket stamp set.

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I just LOVE this fun little set!  It makes the cutest cards!!

Here is a picture of the pieces you will receive in your kit as well as a sneak peek of the 5 cards you will be making.

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Here are the options:

Option 1 - $54.00  Includes: Fruit Basket photopolymer stamp set, Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack, 5 envelopes, FREE supplies to make all 5 projects, a pdf of step by step directions and dimensions, and an exclusive online class video walking you through making each project, that you can watch as many times as you like!  ($46 if you are local and will be picking up your kit)

Option 2 - $66.00  Includes: Fruit Basket photopolymer stamp set, Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack, Tutti-frutti 6" X 6" designer series paper, 5 envelopes, FREE supplies to make all 5 projects, a pdf of step by step directions and dimensions, and an exclusive online class video walking you through making each project that you can watch as many times as you like!  ($58 if you are local and will be picking up your kit)

Option 3 - $15.00  Includes: a pdf of step by step directions and dimensions, and an exclusive online class video walking you through making each project that you can watch as many times as you like!

If you are interested in purchasing this class, let me know and I will send you the link and more details!  I hope you will join us this month!

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Hold on to Hope sympathy card

Hello Stampers!  I co-lead a card ministry at my church, and every month we get together to make cards for the church to use as well as for the Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Louis and now for the Fischer House at the Veterans Hospital to use.  My co-leader and I both design 3 - 4 cards for the ladies to work on when they attend our sessions.

We set it up so there are a variety of tasks to be done including cutting, stamping, adhering, coloring, etc.

Here is one of the cards that I designed for this month:

Hold on to Hope, Inkin With Dink I love the new Hold on to Hope bundle!  The stamp set is pretty in itself:

Hold but the framelits make gorgeous crosses!

Here is another project using the bundle:

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Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment to get your name into the drawing for a card!  I'm giving one away every day!

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