Congratulations to me!

Hello Stampers!  When I was at OnStage in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks ago, we acknowledged the top 100 demonstrators globally.  It is so fun to see these amazing individuals and all that they accomplish.  This year, after we returned home, Stampin' Up! released the list of the top 250 demonstrators globally and guess what?  I am number 154!  That is amazing!  And I'm number 76 in the US!

Take a look at this great card one of my great friends sent me!

IMG_0163 It is sort of hard to see in the photo, but the numbers 154 are popped up using the eclipse technique!  I love it!  Thanks so much Sue!  Sue and I actually met in a hotel at a Stampin' Up! event several years ago!  We have been great friends ever since!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Workshop cards

Hello Stampers!  Last night I did a private workshop with a customer and her friends and family.  We had a great time and made two cards.  Would you like to see them?  

Butterfly Basics, Inkin With DinkThe hostess had requested a get well or sympathy card.

Colorful Seasons, Inkin With DinkAnd we decided a Christmas card would be great!

They all seemed to enjoy the cards!  If you would like to schedule a private workshop for your family and friends, just let me know!  You can even choose the type of cards that we will do!

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Kid and Baby cards

Hello Stampers!  I recently had a team meeting and our swap theme for the month was anything baby or kid related!  Here are the cards that I received:

IMG_9720-001 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_9719-001 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_9718-001 This card was made by Laura.

IMG_9717-001 This card was made by Ann.

IMG_9716-001 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_9715-001 This card was made by Debbie G.

IMG_9714-001 This card was made by Joan.


IMG_9721-001 This is a bookmark that was made by Jeri.

Mickey Mouse sweater card, Inkin With Dink This is the card that I made.  For this card I used the 2 1/4" circle punch and the 1 3/8" circle punch for the Mickey Mouse head.  The white polka dots are from the 3/4" circle punch.  I adhered everything to the Real Red cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Cable Knit embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Hello Stampers!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  At least it is at my house!  I spent the day today planning out all of my Christmas card classes through the end of this year!  I will get my class schedule updated on my website tomorrow, so be watching!  

I also held my Christmas in July class this evening.  Here are the cards that we made:

Christmas in July class, Inkin With DInk

Thanks for stopping by and be watching for my upcoming Christmas classes!

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Thailand recap part 2

Hello Stampers!  Just when I thought I was getting over my jet lag, I was so excited that I finally was going to be able to sleep in this morning and hopefully get caught up on my sleep and get back on schedule!  Well guess what?  I was awake and ready to get started on my day at 5:30!  I read somewhere that however many hours you are off, that is how many days it will take for you to recover!  If that is true it will be awhile still!

Anyway, let's talk about Wednesday in Thailand!

Today for our excursion, we boarded speed boats again and and went about an hour away.  Our first stop was to a floating canoe dock.  We all boarded three person canoes and off we went.  We had a rower who rowed us around some islands!


From there we went to a private island that Stampin' Up! had rented out for us, for lunch and some beach time!





For dinner that evening we went to a restaurant that featured Thai Street Night!  Lots of yummy food to try!  


This was the best part, dessert!!  It is a Thai pancake with bananas inside!!!  Yum!


And of course there was a pillow on the bed when we got back to the room!

Thursday was a fabulous excursion!  We decided to go zip lining!  It was great because we were actually zip lining in a jungle!!! Here is our group:


Here is me and Amie:


Here is a rope bridge we got to walk across:


Here I come!


It was all amazing!  In the afternoon Stampin' Up! held a Share Fair.  There were 6 demonstrators who made presentations on great fancy folds, new techniques, and showed us some new products!

That evening Amie and I went out for a special dinner together.   Look at this fancy meal:


And of course there was a pillow gift that evening!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll finish the recap tomorrow if you want to stop back by tomorrow!

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Rondald McDonald House fundraiser

Hello Stampers!  WOW was this a crazy weekend!  Saturday was our Ronald McDonald House fundraiser, and it was a great success!  

IMG_9064-001 Here are the ladies getting started.

IMG_9067-001 Here are the door prizes.

IMG_9069-001 Some raffle items.

IMG_9070-001 More raffle items.

IMG_9071-001 Still more raffle items.

IMG_9072-001 Here is our Big Shot table.

IMG_9073-001 Our inspiration table.

IMG_9074-001 Some of our happy participants! IMG_9075-001 Working hard!


IMG_9077-001 Fun with friends!



RMHC fundraiser cards, Inkin With DInk 

Here are the cards that they got to make!  Everyone had a great time,  we raised money for Ronald McDonald House Charities, and we completed over 200 cards to be donated to Ronald McDonald Houses in the St. Louis area!  Our next one will be scheduled in either September or October, so be watching for the date!

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Color Theory Suite card

Hello Stampers!  Have I told you lately what my favorite new product is in the new catalog?  I know, I seem to have LOTS of favorite things, but my new discovery is the Seasonal Layers Thinlits!  The images are super cute, but my favorite is the adirondack chair and the glass of lemonade!  Just look at this super cute card you can make with them!

Color Theory Suite, Inkin With DInk There is a whole suite of products called the Color Theory Suite!  There is a stamp set, framelits, designer series paper, ribbon, Memories & More cards, and some glitter enamel dots!  So fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  To order any of these products, just hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!

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June meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  This month for our team meeting swaps, our theme was anything from the new catalog.  I was so excited to get some samples using new products!  My team certainly came through for me!  Take a look:

IMG_9025-001 Jeri made this card using the new Colorful Seasons stamp set.

IMG_9021-001Julie made this card using the new Tranquil Tulips hostess set.

IMG_9020-001 Sandy made this card using the Sitting Here stamp set and some of the new in-colors.

IMG_9019-001 Pat B. made this card using the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.

IMG_9018-001  Joan made this card using the new Fresh Floral designer series paper stack.

IMG_9017-001  Debbie H. made this card using the new Eastern Medallions framelits.

IMG_9016-001 Linda made this card using the new Colorful Seasons stamp set.

IMG_9015-001 Pat V. made this card using the new Daisy Delight stamp set.

IMG_9014-001  This card was made using the new in-color, Lemon Lime Twist.

IMG_9013-001  Mary made this card using the new Fresh Florals designer series paper stack.

IMG_9012-001 Sheila made this card using two of the new in-colors, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst!

IMG_9010-001  Laura made this card using the new Happy Birthday thinlit.

IMG_9009-001 Lynn made this card using the new Crafting Forever stamp set.

IMG_9008-001 Sarah made this card using the new Fresh Florals designer series paper stack.

IMG_9007-001  Lisa made this card using the new This Little Piggy stamp set.

IMG_9006-001 Tracy made this card using the new Happy Birthday gorgeous stamp set.

IMG_9011-004 Karen made this card using the new Label Me Pretty stamp set.

Lovely Inside & Out, Inkin With DinkThis was the card that I made using the new Lovely Inside & Out stamp set.

WOW!  Aren't they amazing?  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

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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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June Card Classes

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited for my June card classes!  First off, they are my favorite of the classes that I teach, and second they are super cute cards this month!  

June card class, Inkin With Dink

We will be playing with a lot of new products from the new catalog!  Our technique this month will be playing with the Chalk Markers!  You really should come and play with us!  You will love it!  Here are the dates and times:

Thursday, June 8th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Tuesday, June 13th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, June 23rd  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Be sure that you RSVP for the class you can attend and bring your own adhesive!  Hope to see you at class!

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The new catalog is here!

Hello Stampers!  It's time!  The new catalog is finally here!  I'm so excited to be getting lots of new goodies to play with!  

Here is the new catalog in case you haven't seen it yet:

Catalog Click on this picture to view the catalog online.

While I'm still playing with my new goodies, I just wanted to show you the other make n' takes that we made at OnStage using fun new stuff!

Memories & More, Inkin With Dink This card uses the new Memories & More packs!  We cut out the flower and also stamped on one of the cards for the background.  The ribbon is the new Mini Chevron Crushed Curry ribbon!

Birthday Memories designer series paper, Inkin With Dink This card uses the Birthday Memories Designer series paper.  I LOVE how we can now cut images out of the designer series paper using framelits!!!

Thanks for stopping by and keep checking back and I'll start showing projects using new products!

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Shoebox Swap

Hello Stampers!  A couple of weeks ago I went to Shreveport, Louisiana to attend a Stampin' Up! OnStage event.  On the first evening, I got to attend a special training for Stampin' Up! leaders.  My two roommates attended a shoebox swap event.  At a shoebox swap you choose a card and bring enough supplies cut and ready for everyone to make your card.  In return, you get to make one of everybody else's card.  I took some pictures of the one's that I thought were exceptionally cute!  Today I thought I would share them with you!

IMG_8655-002 This card uses the Sprinkles of Life stamp set!  I love the springy color!  And hint, hint, hint.  It's carrying over to the new catalog!

IMG_8650-002 This card uses the Garden in Bloom stamp set. Hint, hint, it is also carrying over to the new catalog!  The bee is from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

IMG_8651-002  This is a fun fold card that has a pocket for a gift card!  Love it!

IMG_8652-002  This card uses the All Things Thanks stamp set.  Do you recognize the splotchy image?  That is one of the dresses from the Beautiful You stamp set!

IMG_8653-002 I love this little goldfish made from punches!!  I believe the body is from the Festive Flower Builder punch, the front fins are the Bitty Butterfly punch, and the tail is from the Bow Builder punch!  So cute!

IMG_8654-002 This beautiful card uses the silver foil paper punched cut out with the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  So beautiful! 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Don't forget at the retiring products as well as the new items in the Clearance Rack!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!  Be sure to use hostess code VVYW9DWP

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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:


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.


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.


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!!!

IMG_8623-001 This is my general swap.

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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