Happy Anniversary to Me!

Hello Stampers!  Today is my wedding anniversary!  My hubby and I have been married for 26 wonderful years!  And what a difference a year makes!  At this time last year, we were enjoying the beautiful island of Barbados.  Today, we went out for snowcones after I got off work tonight!

Here is the beautiful card that I mother made us:

1-IMG_4505 It's beautiful mom!  You did a fantastic job!  Love that paper from Sale-a-Bration and so glad we have some in the new catalog!

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All Occasion stamp-a-stack

Hello Stampers!  Just wanted to send out a little reminder about my Stamp-a-stack class going on tomorrow!  It will be at the Hobby Lobby in Arnold at 10:00 a.m.  We will be making 8 cards, two each of four designs.  There will be a get well card, sympathy card, wedding card and an anniversary card. 

Here they are:

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Can't make it to class?  Just let me know and I'll put together a kit for you for the same price.  Please RSVP if you are able to attend!  Hope to see you on Saturday!

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Valentine & Love swaps

Hello Stampers!  Sorry for my absence once again!  Today I wanted to share with you some of my swaps from my January team meeting.  Our theme for this month was Valentine's or Love cards (anniversary or wedding). 

IMG_2947 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_2949 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_2950 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_2951 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_2944 This card was made by Debbie H.

IMG_2946 This card was made by Pat V.

Aren't they talented ladies?  I just love our swaps!  Come back tomorrow and see the rest of our swaps for this month!.

Then keep coming back because I've got lots to share with you!  Plus, I'm leaving on Wednesday for Leadership in Orlando, Florida!  I'm so excited!

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Happy Anniversary to me!

Hello Stampers!  Today is my 25th wedding anniversary!  Our silver anniversary!  I decided to get sentimental and pull out my wedding album!  My what babies we were!  I was 21 when I got married and my hubby was 23.

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Of course, I had to make my hubby a card!  Want to see it???

IMG_0682-001 I am loving the decorative masks in the new catalog!  Check them out on page 205 of the catalog.  This one is from the Hearts & Stars set (133777).  The templates are 8" X 8" and you get two of them in a package.  There are two different packages to choose from.  I just laid the template over my cardstock and sponged it with a sponge dauber and my stamp pad.  Super easy!  I have used them on several cards so far!

The sentiment is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set (w-131341 c-131344) and of course I used the Hearts Collection framelits (125599) to cut my two hearts.

I can't show you the inside of card because of all of the gushy stuff I wrote!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Anniversary card

Hello Stampers!  Today is my anniversary!  24 years ago today I married my best friend!  Want to see the card I made for him?

P1140175 I know, I thought I was doing the right thing when I made it in shades of blue.  But his first comment was "It's kind of frilly isn't it?"  Perhaps secretly I was making it for myself too!!!  It's the thought that counts, that and I had fun making it!

I used the Hearts A Flutter stamp set (w-131922 c-129252) and the coordinating Hearts a Flutter framelits (130159).  And this made me very happy because I got to use the new Magnetic Platform (130658) for the Big Shot while I was cutting them out!  WOW! that new platform is amazing!  Love it!

 

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Easy Events & Elements of Style cards

Hello Stampers!  Our featured retiring stamp sets today are Easy Events stamp set (w-116958 c-123225) and Elements of Style stamp set (w-118611 c-120045).

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P1140066 Swap by Debra Burgin

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Elements of Style

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P1140071 Swap by Elaine Acord

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These two stamp sets will be retiring on June 3, as well as the rest of these stamp sets.  Get yours before they are gone!

 

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My Digital Studio downloads and scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to My Digital Studio Tuesday!  Have you had a chance to look at the My Digital Studio content discs that are available in the Sale-a-bration catalog?  I am in love with the Lemonade Stand disc (130677)!  It comes with a 65 piece stamp set, 7 designer series papers, 14 embelishments, 12 greeting card templates, plus 12 scrapbook pages.  Amazing!  And I love the color combos!  And better yet, it's FREE!

Here is one of the scrapbook pages:

Lemonade stand-001Ignore my garbage, and just look at the adorable dog!!!  She got tired of waiting for some scraps, so she just decided to rest her chin on the edge of the trash can!  So cute!

Here is one of the card templates:

Lemonade stand 2-001Won't this be a great masculine card?  I may just use this for my husband for an anniversary card this summer!

There are templates for Christmas, baby, get well, sorry, birthday, invitations, and congratulations on this disc! 

Here are this week's downloads:

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Ftw Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download      133500

Price: $5.95

This download was added on 3/12/2013

Download includes:
* 21-piece SVG stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Go for the win with this stamp brush set

* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

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Made To Be Awesome - Digital Download      133466

Price: $2.95

This download was added on 3/12/2013

Download includes:
* 1-page d├ęcor designer template (8-1/2" x 11")
* 14-piece SVG stamp brush set
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* An awesome framable to remind us how awesome we truly are

Colors:
Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

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Seriously Teen Kit - Digital Download      133475

Price: $9.95

This download was added on 3/12/2013

Download includes:
* 1-page designer template (12" x 12")
* 38-piece SVG stamp brush set
* 12 Designer Series Papers
* 23 embellishments
Features:
* Digital exclusive
* Perfect for documenting teen life
* Fun papers and elements to make cards, pages and more
Colors:
Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Midnight Muse, Sahara Sand, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
* Note: SVG stamps do not work with the original My Digital Studio software

Don't forget that you can give My Digital Studio a try for a 30 day FREE trial!  Just hop over to my Inkin With DInk online store and order 130910!  You'll love how user friendly it is!

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Wedding/Anniversary cards

Hello Stampers!  Here are the rest of the Wedding/Anniversary cards from my recent downline group swap.

P1120443Sarah made this card

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P1120445Terri made this card

P1120447Alice Marie made this card

Again, more fabulous cards from some very talented ladies!

Would you like to join my team and participate in these swaps every month?  Contact me and I'll tell you how!

Plus, August is a great month to join!  Not only do you get to pick out your own $125 worth of merchandise and only pay $125 for it, but you will also receive all items needed to create this fabulous Howl-O-Ween printers box!  How fun will that be!!!

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Wedding/ Anniversary cards

Hello Stampers!  I'm going to show you some of the cards that I received in our recent downline wedding/anniversary card swap.

P1120440Karen made this card

P1120441Lynn made this card

P1120442Carol made this card

Aren't they great cards? I just love to get swaps from my downline!  They are such a talented group of ladies!

Be watching and soon I'll show you the rest of the cards from our swap!

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Hearts Collection Framelits card

Hello Stampers!  I have been wanting to show you a card that I made for one of my downline group swaps.  Our theme was love/wedding/anniversary.

P1120446These cards were so fun to make!  I simply used the Hearts Collection Framelits (125599) dies.  I layered them all at one time on my cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439).  I then took every other heart and adhered them on the flaps.  The biggest and smallest hearts were adhered on the left side, and the middle heart was adhered on the right side.  What a cool effect as the hearts go between each other to close and open the card.

You should try this technique out and let me see what you come up with!  I can't wait to try this with the Labels Collection Framelits (125598) and the Floral Frames Framelits (127012)!

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Hearts Framelit embossed

Hello Stampers!  I'm having such a hard time getting used to the fact that some of my favorite Stampin' Up! colors are about to retire!  Who out there just LOVES Concord Crush as much as I do?  And when it is paired with Wisteria Wonder it is even better!

P1110034Are you wondering how in the world I embossed the hearts on this card? 

I have seen tutorials on how to do this embossing with the new Framlits dies, so I decided to give it a try!  Here's are the layers from the bottom up:

Multipurpose platform on tab 1

Clear standard cutting pad

cardstock shim

silicone rubber sheet (114615)

cardstock sheet to emboss

framelit die with cutting edge facing up

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Run this through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) and you are all set!  Isn't it beautiful?  I used the Hearts Collection Framelit die (125599) from the Occasions mini catalog.  I sure hope they carry these over into the new upcoming catalog!

Did you know that the new catalog comes out on June 1st?  As a demosntrator, I get to see it next month, and I can't wait!!!

Try this new embossing technique and let me know what you think!   I would love to see what your project!

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Anniversary bird punch card

Hello Stampers!  Today is my 21st wedding anniversary!  Happy Anniversary to me!  Want to see the card I made for my hubby?

Blog 1139 I love my bird punch! I seem to use it quite a bit lately.  I saw a similar card on Heather's blog, and decided to make it more masculine.  How do you think I did?  My husband said he liked it, so I guess it was successful! 

I used the Two Step Bird punch, Small Heart punch, Modern Label punch, and the Scallop Edge punch.  My background paper is from the Nouveau Chic pack.  I'm trying to use it up so that I can buy all of the new designer series paper from the new catalog!  Wait till you see it!!!

If you would like to order any of these supplies, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right corner.

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Owl Together Now

Hello Stampers!  Another stamp set that I will also be missing is Owl Together Now.  It is such a cute and versatile set.

Blog 1128 This is a birthday card that I made a while back.  I love the way the little owl fits perfectly inside the 1" Circle punch.  I then labeled it inside the 1 1/4" Circle, the 1 3/8" Circle and then the Scallop Circle punches.

Blog 1129 This is an anniversary card that I made for my hubby!  I love the Whoo-la-la! sentiment!  It is so perfect for an anniversary card!  And aren't the two owls too cute sitting on the branch together???  It is easy to use this set on masculine cards too.

Blog 1131 This is a fun birthday card that I made too.  I stamped the owls all separately and cut them out.  They are attached to the card using dimensionals.  I love the way it makes them pop!  Too fun!!!

Blog 1130 Finally, this is a fun child's birthday card.  I stamped the hat perfectly on the owl's head using the stamp-a-ma-jig.  I have also stamped it separately before and cut it out and attached it to the head.  Using the fun colors on the owl make it perfect for a small child's birthday.

If you would like to purchase this stamp set before it retires on June 30th, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right hand corner.

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Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, and more retiring!

Hello Stampers!  Today is my wedding anniversary!  20 wonderful years we have been married!  Do you want to see what I got???

Blog 617 Aren't they pretty!  Can you tell what my favorite color is??  PURPLE!












Blog 612 And here's the card that I made for my swetie! Isn't it cute???  Here's the recipe:

Stamp set - Owl Together Now, Teeny Tiny wishes

Cardstock - Kraft, Always Artichoke, White, Manchester designer series paper

Stamp pad - Black

Accessories - Watercolor pencils, Blender pens, 1/16" hole punch, brads


I also wanted to wish my friend Dawn a happy birthday yesturday!  I guess it is better late than never!

Now for some more cards made with retiring stamp sets.  These cards are all using the stamp set Wild About You.  I love that set!!!

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Blog 614 This cute card was a swap from Paulla Opry.  Don't you love the way she cut the elephant out of designer series paper!  The ear is even lifted up with a dimensional! Too cute!











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Blog 616 This fun swap is from Kathy Alt.

If you need this very cute stamp set, just let me know!

Happy Stampin' and TTFN!