Happy Birthday to me!

Hello Stampers!  Today is my birthday!  And it's a big one!!!  When my family asked me what I wanted to do today, I said I want to go out to eat and I really just want to stay home and make cards!  There aren't many people who love their job enough that that is what they want to do on their birthday!  I feel so blessed and lucky!

I also feel blessed because I received several handmade cards for my birthday!  Here are some of the cards that I received:


Thanks to everyone who sent a card and wishes for my special day!  I feel so loved!

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Incentive trip swap sneak peek!

Hello Stampers!  It's late, and I'm exhausted, so I'm off to bed!  Had a really busy day today cleaning my stamping room, and then having my Birthday Stamp-a-stack class tonight.  So, I'm just going to leave you with a sneek peak of tomorrow's blog post!


This is one of the super cute swaps that I received on the trip!  Come back tomorrow to see more, and to see how this card moves!!!

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July card & technique class

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you the cards that we will be making in this month's Card & Technique class.  

July card & technique class, Inkin With Dink

Tuesday, July 18th  10:00 a.m.  (Hobby Lobby - Arnold)

Thursday, July 20th  6:00 p.m.  (Hobby Lobby - Arnold)

Please RSVP to which class you will be able to attend and remember to bring your own adhesive!  Don't forget that I'm going to be out of the country from July 7th through July 16th.  I don't know how my wifi will be so it may take awhile for me to get back with you!

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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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More Cupcake swaps

Hello Stampers!  Thanks for coming back to check out the rest of the swaps that I made and received from the recent Shoebox swap that I attended.  Are you ready for the rest of them?  Here they are:

IMG_9041-001 We will start with my favorite one!

IMG_9042-001 And this is the inside!

IMG_9043-001 This is the card that I made.  I had them in all of the new in-colors.

IMG_9044-001 This card was made by Ann Nahm.

IMG_9045-001 This is the inside of the card.








IMG_9053-001This card was made by Nancy Meyers.



Thanks for stopping by and checking out the rest of the swaps!  I hope they inspired you!

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Cupcake Shoebox swap

Hello Stampers!   Even though I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I sometimes love to attend events that other demonstrators put on!  I recently attended a Cupcakes & Cards shoebox swap event.  There were 26 of us signed up!  We had to come with 13 completed cards to swap out, and 13 kits for the others to complete.  Then we came home with 26 cards!  We also got to eat yummy cupcakes!  It was a lot of fun!  I'm going to be sharing the cards that I received and made today and tomorrow.  







IMG_9035-001 This is the outside

IMG_9036-001 This is it opened up part way.

IMG_9037-001Judy Sumner made this card.


IMG_9039-001 Julie Weber made this card.

IMG_9040-001Carmen Caldieraro made this card.

Thanks for stopping by to look at these gorgeous cards!  Come back tomorrow to see the rest of them!

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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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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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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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Hello Stampers!  Last night was my BINGO class!  We really had a great time!  I had 14 ladies come!  We played six games of BINGO and the prizes were all new products from the upcoming catalog!  We also made three cards using more new products!  Here are the cards that they made:

Fresh Fig card, Inkin With Dink  This card is using the new Crafting Forever stamp set.  It is going to be such a fun stamp set to play with!

Powder pink dsp card, Inkin With Dink This card is using one of the new in-colors, Powder Pink.  We also used the new In-color Glitter Acrylic Shapes!  There are hearts, flowers, arrows, stars and crosses!  They are so fun!

Tranquil Tide dsp card, Inkin With Dink This card uses another one of the new in-colors, Tranquil Tide.  It also has the new Fresh Florals designer series paper stack for the circles and the greeting is from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!  

This was also my catalog premier night!  I decided to serve some snacks, but I wanted them to have a connection with the new In-colors!  I had so much fun picking the perfect foods!  Here is what I came up with:

In-color snacks

Lemon Lime Twist - I had 7-up to drink!

Fresh Fig - Of course I had Fig Newtons!

Powder Pink - Pixie stix with pink powder inside!

Tranquil Tide - I was able to find Salted Carmel truffles with the perfect color of wrapping!  Yum!

Berry Burst - I made strawberry cookies!  Super easy to make and really yummy!  Here is the recipe:

    1 box cake mix

    2 eggs

    1/3 c vegetable oil

    Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix together all ingredients.  Roll into golf ball sized balls and place on cookie sheet.  Cook for 7 - 9 minutes until edges start to brown!  

That's it!  And they smell so yummy while they are baking!

Everybody left with the new catalog in their hands and a full tummy!  Thanks ladies for such a fun evening!

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Masculine swaps

Hello Stampers!  At my team meeting last weekend, our swap theme was masculine cards.  I love doing this theme because it seems like I am always in need of masculine cards and I never seem to have enough!  Now I've got lots of ideas to make more!  Here they are:

IMG_8949-001 Sarah made this card.

IMG_8950-001 Karen made this card.

IMG_8951-001 Lynn made this card.

IMG_8953-001 Debbie N. made this card.

IMG_8954-001 Jackie made this card.

IMG_8955-001 Ann made this card.  

IMG_8956-001 This is what it looks like opened up.

IMG_8957-001 Jeri made this card.

IMG_8958-001 Lisa M. made this card.

IMG_8959-001 Linda made this card. 

IMG_8960-001 Pat V. made this card.

IMG_8961-001 Laura made this card.

IMG_8962-001 Sandy made this card.

IMG_8963-001 Pat B. made this.

IMG_8948-001 This is the card that I made!  It is hard to see in this picture, but inside the word Happy has been embossed with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions embossing folder.  And did you notice that I also used the new Tranquil Tide for my card base!  It is a great color!

Thanks for stopping by!

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April team meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you the swaps that I received from my April team meeting.  Our theme for the month was anything with a flower!  


IMG_8857-001 Laura made this card.

IMG_8858-001Lynn made this card.


IMG_8860-001 Made by Debbie H.

IMG_8861-001 Made by Debbie N.

IMG_8862-001 Made by Sheila.

IMG_8863-001 Made by Sherri.



IMG_8866-001 Made by Jeri.

IMG_8867-001 Made by Karen.

IMG_8855-001 This is the card that I made.  I used some of the new items coming out in the new catalog!  And I love this new In-color, Fresh Fig!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget that if you want anything that is retiring, you need to order quickly!  Lots of accessories are sold out already, but retiring stamp sets are guaranteed until May 22.  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today!  If you see the items in my store, they are still available!

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SAB Celebration

Hello Stampers!  I had such a great time this weekend at my annual Sale-a-bration Celebration!   I had about 25 - 30 people come to stamp, socialize, snack, and play games!  

SAB Celebration goodies Here is my check-in station.

SAB Celebration goodies, Custom Tees Everyone got to pick out a fun chocolate t-shirt.  Thanks to Brenda Quintana for the fabulous idea!

IMG_8829-001 The room is all ready!

SAB Celebration Everyone got to pick out a little wooden crate to put their candy in.

SAB Celebration

SAB Celebration Super cute huge iced sugar cookies for everyone!

IMG_8833-001 I had a small BOGO table.

These are the cards that they all got to make:

Inkin With Dink, Birthday Blooms

Inkin With Dink, Stylized Birthday, Better Together

Inkin With Dink, Guy Greetings

Inkin With Dink, Beautiful You

And here are the ladies making their cards and playing games:







It was a fabulous day!  Can't wait for the next one!!!

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