2018 calendar

Hello Stampers!  Happy New Year!  I hope that you all had a fabulous holiday spent with family and friends!  I had a great time with both of my daughters home and my mom here too!  Now I'm ready to get back to work!

This year I decided to make gifts for my team members.  I decided that a calendar was the way to go!  So I purchased SEVERAL of the Color Theory Memories & More Card Packs, pulled out my Bind-it-all machine, and got to work!  

I'm really happy with the way they turned out!  What do you think?

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

Color Theory Memories & More, Inkin With Dink

All I had to do was add the calendar sheet and they were ready to go!

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OnStage Roomie Gifts

Hello Stampers!  When we attend Stampin' Up!'s OnStage events, we tend to make gifts for each other!  That's just what papercrafters do!  We call them roomie gifts!  Here are the gifts that I received from my team members and friends this time!

clear treat box, Inkin With Dink This was the box of chocolates that Karen made.

Pizza box, Inkin With Dink This was the box that Laura made and....

gift inserts, Inkin With Dink these are the gift cards that were inside!

pizza box, Inkin With Dink This was the box from Kathy and...

IMG_0172 this is what was inside.

Pizza box, Inkin With Dink This is the box that Linda made and...

IMG_0174 this is the pretty necklace that she made me!  It is made using the designer series paper that she put on the outside of the box!

Inkin With Dink This is the pouch that Pat made and...

IMG_0177 this is a look inside at the spa goodies!!!

Inkin With Dink, chalkboard This is the chalkboard that Sue made me!  It has magnets on the back so I can stick it on the side of my filing cabinet!

Love them all!  Thanks ladies!

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Framelit holder

Hello Stampers!  Have you ever been using framelits with your Big Shot, when you set one down and then spend the next couple of hours looking for it?  I have!  I made something for me and some of my team members so that this won't happen again!!!

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It may be a little easier to see in this picture.  These are just the clear acrylic frames that I got from the dollar store that have a base foot so that it stands up.  I added a strip of magnetic sheets with the Tear & Tape Adhesive and then a strip of designer series paper that I then cut out their names with the Large Letters Framelits and adhered to it!

I hope they like them as much as I love mine!!

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Happy Cyber Monday!!

Hello Stampers!  Today is Cyber Monday and all Stampin' Up! orders are FREE shipping for today only!!!  Don't miss it!  Hop over to my online Inkin With Dink store today and place your order today!   Remember to use hostess code HC6GABGB and I'll send you a FREE embellishment from the upcoming Occasions catalog in December if your order is at least $25!

I wanted to show you the latest project that my daughter and I worked on over the Thanksgiving holiday!

Oh come let us adore him, Inkin With Dink This is another one of the 12 X 12 canvas pictures that we made!  The background is a piece of 12 X 12 designer series paper and then we just added layers we cut from framelits and die cuts!  I love it!  The picture doesn't do it justice!  We used wink of stella on the letters, rhinestones in the stars, etc.  So pretty and so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Tonight is my celebratory dinner with some of my team members.  Come back tomorrow and see the gift I made them all!

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OnStage Roomie gifts

Hello Stampers!  Well I am currently at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage in Salt Lake City!  Believe it or not, the weather is actually supposed to be the same or a touch warmer than it is here at home in St. Louis!  It will still be cold though and I'm tired of it and ready for summer!

Anyway, when we attend OnStage I always make gifts for my team members and roomies.  Look at what I made this year!!

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Paper snips box, Inkin With Dink

They are cute little boxes with a pair of Paper Snips (love these scissors).  They have ribbon on them to designate them as ribbon scissors!  Can you see what they are laying on?  I had lanyards made for my team members to wear that say Cardinal Stampers!  They are really cute!  I'm thinking I'm going to need several of them for next November because OnStage will be in Orlando, Florida as we celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 30th anniversary!!!

Thanks for stopping by and looking!  Don't forget to join my Inkin With Dink's Stampers Facebook group and follow along with what all we are doing!

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Autumn shadow box

Hello Stampers!  Every month I attend a Silhouette class.  We learn new ways to use our Silhouette and complete a project.  We are now in a series of Shadow box classes.  Here is the insert that we made this month:

Silhouette fall shadow box, Inkin With Dink It is hard to tell by the picture but the words are matted in gold foil!  So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm currently at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage in Salt Lake City!  Keep up with my trip on my Inkin with Dink Stampers Facebook group!  Plus I'm sure I'll have lots to share when I return!

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Seasonal Blocks

Hello Stampers!  I was able to attend my final seasonal block class of the year last week.  At each class we have made three blocks to showcase each month.  This class focused on October, November, and December.  Here are the blocks that we made:

Inkin With Dink October

Inkin With Dink November

Inkin With Dink December

Thanks for stopping by!  

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Painted Harvest samples

Hello Stampers!  Well I was whisked away this weekend to see my daughters, so no work got done!  Instead I spent the weekend shopping, baking, doing crafts, and watching our favorite shows!!  It was so great to see them both and spend time with them!  I miss them both so much!

I did not get a chance to show you some other alternative projects using the Painted Harvest stamp set.  So, here they are:

Painted Harvest, Inkin With DinkI love the way this card turned out!  For the flowers I used Soft Sky and Marina Mist.  The middle of the flower was stamped in Sahara Sand.  Beautiful sympathy cards!!

Painted Harvest, Inkin With Dink

These are fun little bags I made for my crop in September.  I try to make a little pillow gift every month.  I simply stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and punched it out with a circle punch.  Our 2" X 8" cello bags hold the bite sized candy bars just perfectly!  So fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget that I'm making my Mail A Card Monday on my Inkin With Dink Stampers Facebook group tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.  Click on the link to join our fun group!!

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Team meeting

Hello Stampers!  We recently held our September team meeting.  At every meeting, we have a show n' tell table.  These women never cease to amaze me at all of fabulous projects they make and then bring to share with us!  Here are some of the projects they brought to show us this month:

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Here is the door prize that Sheila made for this month:

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Here are the color challenges for the month:

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Here are the sketch challenges for the month:

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And here are the ladies making their make n' takes:

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Thanks for taking a look at one of our meetings!  Would you like to join us for the October meeting?  Let me know, we'd be happy to have you join us!

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Fall thank you!

Hello Stampers!  I recently participated in card swap with some other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  The host of the swap, Carol Hickman, made these cute gifts for us!  Love them!

IMG_9753-001 I absolutely love the pumpkin thinlit!  It is from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits dies in the Holiday catalog!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't voted for your favorite color combo on my Painted Harvest cards, check back to yesterdays post and leave me a comment!

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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!

Thanks for stopping by!

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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!

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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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