Monogram framed art

Hello Stampers!  Every month I take a class at a local craft shop where we do a project using our Silhouette machines.  These are e-cutter machines.  This month we started a new series of framed art pieces to go into shadow boxes.  Here is what we made this month:

monogram shadow box, Inkin With Dink Of course, this picture doesn't do it justice!  It is so pretty.  The flowers are all cut out separately as well as the leaves behind the flowers.  

Don't you think these would make great wedding gifts?  Love them!

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Thailand incentive trip 3D swap

Hello Stampers!  While I was on the incentive trip to Thailand, they held a 3D swap that I thought would be fun to participate in.  Here are the swaps that I received:

IMG_9537-001 This cute little thing was made by Jarmila Vik

IMG_9538-001 It holds gum!

IMG_9539-001 This picture is about 5" X 5"

IMG_9540-001 It has a stand in the back.  This was made by Meg Loven

IMG_9541-001 This is a stand up twist box and it holds a tube of lotion. 

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IMG_9543-001 This cute little pig in a box was made by Laetitia Boidevaix

IMG_9544-001 This cute box contains a hanky and was made by Barbra Lash

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IMG_9546-001 This was made by Sandy Risi

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IMG_9548-001 This pretty box was made by Mardina Wiechner

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IMG_9550-001 This cute little purse was made by Glenda Mollet

IMG_9551-001 This fun sucker holder was made by Candy Rattray

IMG_9552-001 This little box with a candle was made by Francine Derion

IMG_9554-001 This little pocket with biscotti was made by Shannon Cole

IMG_9555-001 I love this create banner by LeeAnn Greff!  This is going up in my stamp room!

IMG_9556-001This album opens up to:

IMG_9557-001 This was made by Genevieve Ko

IMG_9558-001 This little chipboard ornament was made by Kim Fee and is also going up in my stamp room!

IMG_9559-001 This cute little pocket for instant coffee was made by Amy Storrie

IMG_9560-001 This little pocket was made by Robin Feicht 

IMG_9561-001 This sucker holder was made by Sandy Carlson.  She even gave us dimensions to make these during our demonstrator Share Fair

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IMG_9563-001 This cute little post it note holder was made by Selene Kempton

IMG_9564-001 These cute little clips are made by Renee Kohnke

IMG_9565-001 This is the back of them

IMG_9566-001 This little card holds instant coffee by Sandy Risi

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IMG_9568-001 This is a cute card opened up

IMG_9569-001 This was made by Irene Wendlandt

IMG_9570-001 This is a little album

IMG_9571-001This is another little album and this one is magnetic

IMG_9572-001 It opens up like this and was made by Diana Kelvin

IMG_9573-001 This is a little beach house.

Thanks for stopping by to see all of my 3D swaps.  Hopefully these have inspired you!

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Thailand 3D swap

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you the 3D swap that I made for the Thailand trip.  When we signed up for the card swap, we could also sign up for a 3D swap.  I love 3D swaps!  It is so fun to see all of the fun little projects people come up with!

My upline Jeri, has been making items out of wine corks.  I decided that they would make a great Christmas ornament!  Here is what I came up with:

Christmas ornament, Inkin With Dink The corks are all cut in half first, then glued together.  The designer series paper circles are from the Be Merry designer series paper pack.  The snowflake is cut from the Silver Glimmer Paper using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I then wrapped the Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-stitched ribbon around the outside of each cork.

Now let's just hope they all stay together during the 2 travel days with three plane rides!  Wish me luck!  I will be showing you the swaps that I received when I'm back home!

While I'm away, check out the specials going on:

Mystery Hostess

If you place an order in my online store, July 7th through July 16th, using the hostess code HGKRUQMV, you will have your name put in for a drawing for the hostess benefits of the whole order!  You will have your name put in for every $25 that you order.  

For instance, if the total order hits $500, and you placed a $50 order, your name will go in twice to win the $70 in free product! Plus you will have earned one half priced item!

  • Don't forget to go to my online store at www.dinalstamps.stampinup.net and click on the SHOP NOW button across the top!
  • Don't forget to use the hostess code HGKRUQMV!
  • Be sure to check out the Bonus Days promotion going on now too for even more benefits!


Bonus Days



Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.  This can be as an on-line order, or in one of my classes!  

  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.


Christmas In July



Ho, ho, ho! Do you LOVE FREE products?  Would you enjoy an early Christmas present?  Our Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! You will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, we will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)! Now you will be able to spend your Starter Kit dollars on things like your favorite stamp sets and accessories!


Have you ever thought about joining my Cardinal Stampers team?  Would you like to receive a discount on your Stampin' Up! purchases?  There is NO obligation after your purchase your starter kit!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy 4th of July!

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you have all had a fabulous holiday with your friends and family.  I managed to get some crafting done in between all of my packing!

Take a look at these super cute Hershey kisses holders that I made for my club members.  I get this idea from Brenda Quintana, she is the Hershey kisses queen!  

star Hershey kiss holder, Inkin With Dink

Here is the side view:

star Hershey kiss holder, Inkin With Dink Super cute and super easy to make!

Here is a quick tutorial:

Cut two stars from cardstock using the star framelit from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Cut a strip of the same color of cardstock, 4" X 1".  Score this strip at 1", 2" & at 3".

Fold strip in half.  Along the folded edge, make a mark at 3/8" and at 5/8".  Cut from these marks along the fold down to the first scored line on each side.  This will leave a 1/4" space along the fold only.  

Fold into a triangle and glue one of the bottom flaps over the other.  Glue a star on each side and slip a Hershey kiss inside.

Enjoy!  These will be cute at Christmas time too!

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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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Weekend projects

Hello Stampers!  Thanks for coming back today to check out my fun projects that I made over the weekend!  I got together with a good friend of mine that I actually met through Stampin' Up!  She lives a couple of hours away and we used to get to see each other every year at Convention and again at Leadership.  Now that Stampin' Up! has changed the way they hold Convention, and the locations, we don't get to see each other very often!  So we decided we just needed to make an effort, and this weekend was it!  We met in the middle on Sunday.  Got a hotel room and stamped and talked for hours!  We had so much fun!  Here are the projects that we made:

Twist & pop card, Inkin With Dink This was the first project that I brought.  I wanted to figure out how to make a twist and pop card!

Twist n' pop card, Inkin With Dink We did it!  So easy and such a WOW card!

Gift card wallet, Inkin With Dink I also wanted to make a gift card wallet using our gift bag punch board!

Gift card wallet, Inkin With Dink They turned out really cute too!  Be watching for a video on how to make these!

pop up card, Inkin With Dink Sue brought this pop up card for us to make!

pop up card, Inkin With Dink This is how it opens up!  Such a fun card!

Inkin With Dink We also made this more elaborate one:

pop up card, Inkin With Dink Here it is opened up.  The right side is it's own card!

pop up card, Inkin With Dink Here is the inside of it!  Such super fun projects! Thanks for stopping by to take a look at them!

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Cool Treats Clip

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you this super cute big paper clip that I received at a class that I attended at OnStage in April.  The whole class was centered around the Cool Treats stamp set and was super cute!  The supplies that we needed for the class were all in a bag that was held closed by this super cute clip!

Cool treats paper clip, Inkin With Dink

I have made clips like this before, and the are super easy to make!  The scallop circle that is around the image, just be sure to cut two of them.  They they are held together with glue dots with the large paperclip sandwiched between them!  It's that easy!

I was able to find these large paper clips at Walmart, but I'm sure they are available in multiple locations.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Oh So Succulent Box

Hello Stampers!  Yesterday I shared with you the cards that we made as make n' takes at our April team meeting.  I made anther box, but it didn't make the cut and got scrapped at the last minute!  Would you like to see it?  I do really like it!

IMG_8843-001 Here are the measurements of the box:  3 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" deep X 7" high.  I used the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  The flower is made from the Pansy punch, Blossom Builder punch, and a White Accent in the middle!

Now my question to you is, what would you do with a box this size???  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you would do!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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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!!!

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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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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:

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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 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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New product swap

Hello Stampers!  My team scheduled a swap at our team meeting and the theme was anything from the new catalogs, Occasions catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to have our meeting because of an ice storm!  So we held on to our swaps and we just held a double swap at this month's meeting, which was yesterday.  So, today I wanted to share with you the swaps I received from my team from the January swap!

IMG_8462 This card was made by Karen.  She used the Oh So Succulent and Love Sparkles stamp sets.

IMG_8463 This card was made by Laura.  She used the Falling for You stamp set.

IMG_8464 This card was made by Pat B.  She used the Nailed It bundle.

IMG_8465 This card was made by Jeri.  She used the Hey, Chick stamp set (143328) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8466 This card was made by Debbie N.  She used the So Very Much stamp set (143343) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8467 This card was made by Sheila.  She used the Beautiful You stamp set.

IMG_8468 This card was made by Lynn.  She used the Lift Me Up bundle.

IMG_8469 This card was made by Pat V.  She used the Falling Petals embossing folder and new Lace doilies.

IMG_8470 This card was made by  Linda.  She used the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.

IMG_8471 I believe this card was made by Lisa.  She used the Hey, Chick stamp set (143331) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8472 This card was made by Tracy.  She used the Avant Garden stamp set (143272) from the Sale-a-bration brochure.

IMG_8473 This card was made by Julie.  She used the Beautiful You stamp set.

IMG_8489-001 This was made by Joan.  She used the Sending Love designer series paper to wrap around the candy bars.

Balloon Adventures, Inkin With Dink This is the card that I made.  I used the Balloon Adventures stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow and check out the swaps that I received in this month's swap!  The theme this month was birthday cards!

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