OnStage swaps

Hello Stampers!  Boy did I have a great weekend at OnStage in Shreveport, Louisiana!  I attended a great CenterStage on Friday evening which was a leadership training, and we had our big all day event on Saturday!  The best thing was that I got to see the new catalog!  You are going to LOVE it!  

Look at this haul I came home with!!!

IMG_8790-001  I have them hidden in the picture, because I can't show you yet, but I came home with 5 new stamp sets!!!  The item on the left, with the rose on it, is a new apron!  I love it!  Want to see some of the swaps I received?

I was in an organized swap, so I  got some full cards.  Here they are:

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IMG_8792-001 This card was made by Sarah Fleming.

IMG_8793-001 This card was made by Cathy Bartlett. 

IMG_8794-001 This card was made by Roxie Geiser-Weaver.

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IMG_8796-001 This card was made by Jane Para.

IMG_8797-001 This card was made by Melissa Tubb.

IMG_8798-001 This card was made by Lisa Stokes.

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IMG_8800-001 This card was made by Michele Robins-Keifer.

IMG_8801-001 This card was made by Jenn Gulch.

IMG_8802-001 This card was made by Jane Para.

IMG_8803-001 This card was made by Fern Pickle.

IMG_8804-001 This card was made by Lisa Stokes.

IMG_8805-001 This card was made by Pat Smith.

IMG_8806-001 This card was made by Melissa Tubb.

IMG_8807-001 This is the fun little gifty we got for participating in the swap!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!

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OnStage swaps and a giveaway!!!

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited!  I'm off today for a few days in Shreveport!  Three of us from my team are heading out to Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event!  I so can't wait to see the new catalog and new products!!!  I'll be able to share some stuff once I get back home.  But don't forget to check out my Inkin With Dink Facebook page to check in on some of the fun!

I'm participating in two organized swaps and also doing some general swaps!  Want to see them?

IMG_8624-001 Here is my swap for the first organized swap.  You can't really see it but I used an aquapainter to look like rain drops!

IMG_8625-001 Here is my card for my second organized swap.  I debated and debated about this swap, I realize not everyone is as big of a Disney fan as I am!!!

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Hey, leave me a comment and let me know which swap you like the best!  I'll do a drawing next Wednesday, April 12th for a some FREE product!

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April card class

Hello Stampers!  I have been super busy trying to get ready for the upcoming Stampin' Up! OnStage event!  Me and two of my team mates leave bright and early Thursday morning!  I'm so excited!!!

I wanted to share with you though the cards that we will be making in this month's card and technique classes!

April card class, Inkin With Dink I love these card!  Can you tell what we used for the blue flower???  Here is when we will be making these cards:

Tuesday, April 11th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Thursday, April 20th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, April 21st  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP for the class you are able to attend and don't forget to bring your own adhesive!

My newsletter comes out tomorrow and will list all of my upcoming classes and locations!  Don't miss a single class!  Sign up today in the right sidebar!

Be checking my Inkin With Dink Facebook page while I'm away for updates on the event!  Can't wait to share what I can with you!

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Carried Away dsp and a cool tin!

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to showcase a couple of the Sale-a-bration items.  The first is the gorgeous Carried Away designer series paper!  This is a package of 12 sheets of 12 X 12 designer series paper!  It is gorgeous paper and is great for scrapbooking and card making.  This was the paper we used at my Carried Away card class last month!

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I also received this swap using the designer series paper:

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And I used this designer series paper to decorate my free tin!  

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Unfortunately, if you didn't get this tin already, it is sold out!  But if you did, you can decorate it like this!

Thanks for stopping by!  Tomorrow I'll be showing my swaps from this month's meeting!

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Nailed It and Avant Garden

Hello Stampers!  I have a great class coming up that I am so excited about!  It is my tool card class using the Nailed It stamp set!  I created these three cards using the catalog and Pinterest as my inspiration.  Here are the projects we will be making:

Tool Card class card 1, Inkin With Dink

Tool Card class card 2, Inkin With Dink

Tool card class card 3, Inkin With Dink

Class will be held on Thursday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church - Arnold.

There are two pricing options for this class:

1) $67 will get you the Nailed It stamp set, Build It framelits, Urban Underground embellishments, and 1/2 sheet Silver foil.

2) 42 will get you the Nailed It stamp set, Urban Underground embillishments, and 1/2 sheet Silver foil

You must RSVP and pay for this class by 3/20.

Can't make it to class but want to make these cards?  You can purchase a kit for the same price!  Cardstock will be measured and cut but items will not be stamped or die cut.  You will also receive a pdf containing step by step instructions for creating these three cards.

Now, are you ready to see a sample using the Avant Garden stamp set?

IMG_8458-001 This is one of the cards that was a make n' take at our February team meeting!  Remember that the Avant Garden stamp set can be yours for FREE if you place a $50 order with me before the end of this month!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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February scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  Every month I offer a scrapbook spread which I have created.  I do still offer a monthly scrapbook class, but for anyone unable to attend, I also offer the kit to purchase.  My spreads are only $8 each and they are all ready to be put together!  All of your punching and diecutting will be done for you.

Here is the February spread which you can still order until 2/20.

February scrapbook page

Be sure to contact me by 2/20 if you are interested in a kit!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Valentine's Day

Hello Stampers!  Happy Valentine's Day!  I just wanted to share with you all how much I love you all and am so appreciative that you have choosen me to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  I LOVE what I do!  If you love stamping as much as I do, you should really consider taking advantage of the best product deal!  

You get to pick out $125 worth of product and only pay $99, plus you get FREE shipping!!!  Then you get to pick out an additional 2 stamp sets of your choice!  Any price!  That is up to an additional $100 in free product!!!   Ask me how today!!

Valentine's Day card, Sunshine Wishes thinlits This is the card that I made for my hubby!  You can't see the inside because it might be filled with mushy stuff!!!

Nailed It box And this is the fun box that I made for him full of his favorite candy!

Nailed It box This is a view from another side!  This is one of our retired take out boxes that I decorated with the Nailed It bundle.  I also used the new Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder with the silver foil paper!  The look is amazing and of course the pictures don't do it justice!  

The tool set is great timing for me because my hubby is in the middle of a bathroom remodel!

I hope that you all have a fabulous Valentine's Day and that you consider the best product deal!

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February Scrapbook class

Hello Stampers!  I just love to scrapbook!  In fact, I'm trying to get ready for my upcoming scrapbook weekend with some friends!  We go away a couple of times a year for a whole weekend and we crop to our hearts content!  Such fun!  Here is the layout I came up with for this month's pages:

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If you would like to come to class to make these pages, here are the details:

Wednesday, February 15th  10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Assoc - Telegraph Road

$8 please RSVP and bring your own adhesive.

Can't make it to class but love the pages?  Purchase the kit to go!  Same price as the class and you can put it together on your own time!  

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Custom Tee birthday

Hello Stampers!  This morning I designed the final card for this month's Birthday Stamp-a-stack class!  Want to see it?

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The minute I first saw the Custom Tee stamp set at OnStage, I fell in love and knew I had to have it!  And of couse I had to have the Tie Dyed set to go with it!  It is so easy to use!

If you would like to make a couple of these cards then you definitely need to attend my Birthday stamp-a-stack class this month!  We will be making 8 cards, two each of 4 designs.  The cost of the class is $15 and includes everything needed except for adhesive.  Please RSVP!

Tuesday, February 21st  6:00 p.m.  (Hobby Lobby - Arnold)

Hope to see you there!

I sent out my monthly newsletter today that shows the other cards we will be making in that class.  If you don't already, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter!  Just go to the top of my right sidebar and fill out the form!

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Bella's Valentine

Hello Stampers!  Today I decided to make a Valentine's Day card.  I love the Bella & Friends stamp set, so it was the one I pulled out!  Do you want to see what I came up with?  Here it is!

Bella & Friends stamp set, Valentine's card, Inkin With Dink

I used the new watercolor pencils to color the dog and bird.  I colored over the top with a blender pen so that it smoothed out the color.  Love this!  I used the Sweetheart punch and punched out of the Sending Love designer series paper stack for the balloon.  The white background has been embossed with the new Falling Petals textured impressions embossing folder.  

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card!  Come back tomorrow and I hope to have a video to show you!

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Top Note die Flashback

Hello Stampers!  Today I decided to do a Flashback Friday post!  I think it is funny to look back at the cards that we used to make several years ago!  This card was from a post back in January of 2009!  My how things have changed over the years!  Click on the card to go to the actual post!

I did a Flashback Friday post on my team Facebook page today too!  I showed one of the cards that I made during my first year as a demonstrator in 2004!  How fun!

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Flashback Friday post!  And oh how I miss the Top Note die!

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Happy Birthday to You!

Hello Stampers!  Some of you may know that I started an I'm Bringing Birthdays Back campaign last year.  Actually one of the Stampin' Up! employees started this, but I thought it was a great idea and I jumped on board, to a much smaller extent!  I sent handmade birthday cards to friends and customers that I had birthdays for.  I really loved doing it and have decided that I'm going to do it to a much bigger extent this year!  

However, I need your help!  All you have to do is let me know when your birthday is!  That's right!  I want to send you a birthday card this year!  Even if you think I already know when your birthday is, tell me again and  I will double check that you are on my list and that I have the right date!  You can either comment on this post or e-mail me at dina@inkinwithdink.com

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I'm excited about this and I hope you jump on board with me!  I'm going to need a lot of birthday cards, and so will you, so I'm going to start holding monthly birthday stamp-a-stacks!  In this class we will be making 8 cards, two each of four designs.  The cost of the class is $15 or free with a $25 purchase.  Our first class will be:

Tuesday, January 24th  6:00 p.m.  at Hobby Lobby - Arnold

And here are the cards that we will be making:

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Please RSVP so that I will have enough supplies cut!  Hope to see you then and that you all jump on board with me!

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January card & technique class

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited that the new Occasions catalog is here!  My wish list is a mile long!  And I'm so lucky that this is Sale-a-Bration so that I can earn FREE product while I'm purchasing everything on my wish list!

I used new products on the cards in this month's Card & Technique class.  Here are the cards that we will be making this month:

January card & technique class, Inkin With DInk Let's look at each one of them individually and what I used on each of them.

Delicate Details stamp set, Inkin With DInk, January card class This card uses the Delicate Details stamp set which you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration when you make a $50 purchase!  The Happy Birthday is the Styllized Birthday stamp in the annual catalog.  

Oh So Succulent stamp set, January card class, Inkin With Dink On this card we will use the Oh So Succulent stamp set.  I love this flower from the set!  It is a two step stamp set.  The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  The embossed background is using the Petal Burst embossing folder.

Pretty Kitty stamp set, Inkin With Dink, January card class On this card we will be using the Pretty Kitty stamp set.  In this picture the image isn't colored, but we will be using the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to color in the image!  I'm so excited that the watercolor pencils came back!  And now they are in our Stampin' Up! colors!

Sealed With Love stamp set, Inkin With Dink, January card class Finally we will be doing a Valentine's Day card!  This card uses the Sealed with Love stamp set and the coordinating Love Notes Framelits.  We will also be using the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack. My favorite part of this card is the heart border that is cut from the card!

I would love to have you join us for one of my remaining classes this month!

Thursday, January 19th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, January 20th  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP and bring your own adhesive!

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What would Dina do?

Hello Stampers!  My team Christmas party was this last weekend.  We had such a great time!  I decided to do a fun activity with them called What Would Dina Do?  I made a card and then I had all of the supplies that I used out and they had to try to recreate my card without seeing it!  I had my card hidden before they came!  The gals really got into it and I was happy and surprised!

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Here are the supplies they had to use:

140272 Thick Whisper White cardstock

121045 Basic Black cardstock

121790 Red Glimmer paper

143263 Big Shot Die-cut machine

137364 Happy Heart embossing folder

133786 Sweetheart punch

138402 Silver Metallic thread

Here are the cards that they created:

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And here is my card!  One of them had it almost exactly!  So fun!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Tomorrow I'll be showing the ornamants from our ornament exchange!

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