Team Meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  This past weekend was my Cardinal Stampers team meeting.  Every month, we hold a team swap.  We set a theme ahead of time and then we create swaps for everyone who would like to participate.  We are up to around 16 participants now, so I'm going to split these up into two posts.

Our theme for this month was anything with a flower on it!   Here are the first few:

IMG_6417-001 This card was made by Alice.

IMG_6418-001 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_6419-001 This card was made by Julie.

IMG_6420-001 This card was made by Kathy.

IMG_6421-001 This card was made by Pat V.

IMG_6422-001 This card was made by Linda.

IMG_6423-001 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_6424-001 This card was made by Becky.

Come back tomorrow and you can see the rest of the cards from our swap!  These gals never cease to amaze me by their talent!

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Team meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you some of the swaps from our recent team meeting.  Our theme this time was anything Spring, such as Mother's Day!  Here are some of the cards:

IMG_3768 Debbie H. made this card.

 

IMG_3769 Marissa made this great card!  This was her first time participating in our swap!  She did a great job!

IMG_3770 Julie made this card.

IMG_3771 Sheila made this card!  It is like an apron!  And better yet, it has chocolate!

 IMG_3772 Pat V. made this card.

IMG_3773 Laura made this card.  I believe that this card has convinced me that I need this background stamp, Something Lacy!

I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my swaps!  Come back tomorrow and you can see the rest of them!

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Mother's Day and Just Because cards

Hello Stampers!  I have some more great cards to show you today!

IMG_0340 Isn't this a pretty card?  This card was made by Margo Richardson.  She used the Flower Shop stamp set (w-130939 c-130942) and the coordinating Pansy punch (130698).  And don't forget that is you purchase them both together, you will get a 15% discount!  Sweet!

IMG_0338 This card was made by Kim Schultze.  Great use of the Petite Petals stamp set (w-133152 c-133155) and the Petite Petals Punch (133322) from the Occasions catalog!

IMG_0339 This gorgeous card was made by Amanda Woodward.  Another great use of the Petite Petals stamp set (w-133152 c-133155) and the Petite Petals Punch (133322).  Love the rainbow colors!

IMG_0341 Another pretty card using the Too Kind stamp set (w-130447 c-130450).  So glad that set is not retiring!!!

Be sure to check out the retiring lists and then hop over to my Inkin WIth DInk online store and place your order for these items today, before they are gone!

retiring stamp sets

retiring accessories

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Swap cards

Hello Stampers!  I have some more cards to show you that I received as swaps at the Spring Into Stamping event that I attend early in April.

IMG_0333 Isn't this card pretty?  I love all of the colors!  It uses the retiring Polka Dot Parade designer series paper (126902).  The stamp has been stamped on the designer series paper and then cut out and adhered to the front of the vases.  Very fun technique!

IMG_0334 This card uses the Off the Grid (130736) stamp set retiring) and the Million & One stamp (w-126375 c-126377) which is not retiring.  Love purples and greens together on a card.

IMG_0336 I love this card!  The colors are so pretty together.  The bottom of this card is the window sheet from the Quatrefancy Specialty designer series paper pack (130141).  The flowers are all punched from the Blossom punch (125603), Pansy punch (130698), and Petite Petals punch (133322).

IMG_0337 This card was made by Robin Johnson.  These colors are so elegant together!  The stamp set used is Happy Watercolor (w-133188 c-133191) from the Occasions catalog.  I sure hope this stamp set makes it into the upcoming catalog!

Don't forget to check out the retiring lists!

Retiring stamp sets

Retiring accessories

Then hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and place your order today before supplies are gone!
 
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Team Meeting show n' tell

Hello Stampers!  OMG! I have been super busy getting ready for my Creative Escape this weekend!  I think I am just about ready though and will be showing you pictures from the big day soon!

Today I want to show you some pictures from our last team meeting which was this last Sunday.

P1140192 Here are the gals that were able to come this month.  We have such a great group of gals!  We always have a great time together!

Here are some of the show n' tells that they brought to share with the group:

P1140179 This is a card that Julie made.  The letters are attached to a transparency sheet so they look like they are floating!  So cool!

P1140183 Here are some of the cards they brought.

P1140184 These are some more items. 

Check back later for some more projects from the team!

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Happy Mother's Day

Hello Stampers!  Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mother's out there!  Well, since I didn't get a Mother's Day card from either of my girls today, I will show you a card I got from a good friend!

P1140104 Thanks Alice Marie for thinking of me! 

Hope you all have had a wonderful day filled with family and fun!

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Mixed Bunch card

Hello Stampers!  I hope that all of the mother's out there had a happy Mother's Day!  This is the card that I made for my mom:

P1110187I just love the Mixed Bunch stamp set (125535) and I'm so glad that it is carrying over to the new catalog along with it's coordinating Blossom punch (125603)!  We will also be seeing a lot more of this Twitterpated designer series paper (125406)!!!

Come back later this week when I'm going to start showcasing some of the retiring stamp sets!  Remember that they are still available until the end of this month!

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Packed for Everything cards

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to show you the Stamp Set of the Month card kit.  As you can assume by the title, the stamp sets of the month are the Packed for Everything Bundle (127337).

If you buy this bundle, which can be found on page 39 of the Occasions mini catalog, you will receive a kit to make the cards shown here:

P1100987The kit will contain all of the supplies needed to make three of the feminine cards and two of the masculine cards.  The sentiments will not be stamped so that you can use the cards for any occasion.

I CASE'd the idea of the feminine card from Jackie Topa's blog.  I thought it was so cute!  The other card I designed.

Hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store to order your bundle today!  Your kit will be on it's way to you soon!

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Silhouette Sentiments card

Hello Stampers!  I received the neatest card in a swap at Convention a couple of years ago and I decided that I wanted to update it using a current stamp set.  This is what I came up with:

Blog 1492 I used the Silhouette Sentiments hostess level 1 set (118474).  I stamped it randomly in Night of Navy and Not Quite Navy ink.  I used Stampin' Write markers to color the flower in the center so that I could do two different colors on one stamp.

See how elegant the scallop circle (119854) looks?  I dotted the scallops with my white Signo gel pen (105021).

You know that you cannot purchase the Silhouette Sentiments stamp set since it is a hostess set.  You can get it for free with a $150 order, or if you host a workshop!  Contact me to get a date scheduled before the end of June, for your workshop!  I would love to get together with your friends and family and show you some great new techniques!

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My Digital Studio downloads

Hello Stampers!  Time for some new My Digital Studio downloads!  Sorry I didn't get them posted yesturday, but I had a bit of a sore mouth all day.  I decided to pretend like I was a teenager again, and I got braces!  Yes, I had them as a teen, but since I quit wearing my retainer and then my wisdom teeth came in, my teeth went all haywire again!  So, here are your new downloads:

Hello baby 

Hello, Baby Ensemble Kit - Digital Download 126159
Price: $14.95

This download was added on 5/31/2011

Throwing a baby shower? This exclusive-to-digital kit is the answer to your prayers! It comes with everything you’ll need: invitations, thank you cards, and even décor—cute pennant banners, labels, and adorable pinwheels. Use the Blushing Bride ensemble for girl showers and the Baja Breeze version for baby boys. This well-rounded kit includes a 12-piece stamp brush set, 10 Designer Series Paper patterns, five embellishments, one punch, and six designer templates (two 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" greeting cards, two 5" x 7" postcards, and two 6-page 8-1/2" x 11" décor templates). Coordinating colors include Baja Breeze, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, So Saffron, and Very Vanilla.

Chateau bella 

Chateau Bella Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 126054
Regular Price: $8.83
Preferred Price: $7.95
 

This download was added on 5/31/2011

Our lovely 20-piece Chateau Bella Stamp Brush Set conjures a soft countryside feel. The beautiful artwork is perfect for accents, borders, or frames on cards or pages. Also includes pieces perfect for tags. Based on retired Chateau Bella Rub-Ons.

Bella rose dsp 

Bella Rose Designer Series Paper - Digital Download 126055
Regular Price: $5.50
Preferred Price: $4.95
 

This download was added on 5/31/2011

These twelve beautiful Designer Series Paper patterns will add elegance to any project! Coordinating colors include Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, and Riding Hood Red.

Pendant park 

Pendant Park Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 126050
Regular Price: $2.17
Preferred Price: $1.95
 

This download was added on 5/31/2011

There’s nothing like a leisurely wander through the park. Bring that serenity into your digital designing with the four images in the Pendant Park Stamp Brush Set. You can couple the elaborate, yet simple, tree image with the restful park bench to give your projects the feel of a spring afternoon. Perfect for cards or photobooks.

Month by month 

Month By Month Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 126048
Regular Price: $8.83
Preferred Price: $7.95
 

This download was added on 5/31/2011

Exclusive to digital, this 36-piece stamp brush set gives you three fabulous typeface versions for each month of the year. Add fancy flair, timeless style, or a friendly feel to calendars, photobooks, or even birthday or holiday cards where you want to focus on a special date. Buy it with the coordinating Day by Day Stamp Brush Set for a well-rounded calendar design collection.

Day by day 

Day By Day Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 125838
Regular Price: $8.83
Preferred Price: $7.95
 

This download was added on 5/31/2011

Exclusive to digital, this 30-piece stamp brush set gives you three fabulous typeface versions for each number, zero to nine. Add fancy flair, timeless style, or a friendly feel to calendars, photobooks, or even birthday or holiday cards where you want to focus on a special date. Buy it with the coordinating Month by Month Stamp Brush Set for a well-rounded calendar design collection.

Land of free 

Land Of The Free Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download 126040
Regular Price: $1.06
Preferred Price: $0.95
 

This download was added on 5/31/2011

Show your patriotism all year round with this cleverly designed American flag one-piece stamp brush featuring the lyrics for "The Star Spangled Banner." Attach stamped flags to toothpicks for great cupcake decorations--or use them to create a festive Fourth of July banner!

I'm so glad they came out with the month names and numbers to help me with my calendar making this year!  When you are ready to order your downloads, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and order yours today!  They are immediately available for use!

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Mother's Day candy bouquet

Hello Stampers!  Yesturday I showed you the Mother's Day card that we made at my kid's class, well today I want to show you the candy bouquet that we made for our mother's.

Blog 1502 Aren't they fun?  We stamped one of the circles from the Circle Circus stamp set (115778) and layered it on circles punched from the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch (119854).  We then tied ribbon knots and adhered them to the center with mini glue dots.  The ribbons we used are retired.

Then you just need a couple of pieces of double stick tape to adhere them to a pixie stix!  YUM!

Don't have the Circle Circus stamp set yet?  Then hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store and order yours today!

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Mother's Day card, butterfly Inlaid Embossed

Hello Stampers!  This last Saturday was my Mother's Day/Father's Day kids class.  We had a fun time!  If your daughter was in my class, don't look any further!  I'm going to show you the Mother's Day card that we made!

Blog 1499 Isn't this a fun card?  We punched out butterflies from Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, and Rose Red cardstock using the butterfly punch (119848).  We then adhered them to a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439) using the Square Lattice embossing folder (119976).  The kids really seem to enjoy using the Big Shot!  What a fun tool!

The kids also thought it was fun placing the Basic Pearls (119247) on the butterflies too!  They thought it looked "pretty"!

If you need to order your "pretty" pearls to fancy up your cards, hop on over to my Inkin With Dink online store. 

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Two-step bird punch tulips

Hello Stampers!  When I first saw on someone's blog how they made tulips with the wings from the two-step bird punch (117191), I was in love!!!  I knew that I would have to make some of my own! 

P1070746 This is one of the cards that I made.  Doesn't this make a beautiful spring card?  You could either use this for a birthday card, Mother's Day card, or Easter card! 

The tulips are made by just layering three of the punched out wings together.  The stems are from the same punch!  So easy!

Check back tomorrow for the card that we made in my monthly card class last month!

Ready to purchase your own Two-step bird punch?  Then hop on over to my Inkin With Dink website and click on the SHOP NOW in the top right.

Now, on a personal note.  Today was my youngest daughter, Amie's, piano recital.  She did a fantastic job and I wanted to share a picture with you.  She has a fantastic piano teacher that she just loves!  We are so lucky!

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