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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Christmas time already?

Hello Stampers!  Can you believe it is almost Christmas time already?  OK Maybe not quite yet, but I have already started planning for my Christmas in July class!  It will be held on Monday, July 31st.  I'm already taking reservations if you are interested!  

I'm not the only one who is getting in the Christmas spirit!  Take a look at this great display from the latest OnStage event that I attended!

IMG_8754-001 I love the new Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments in the catalog!  They are so fun to play with!  And did you know that they are not a closed circle?  You can uncurl them and use them in a swag like to over the door in the At Home with You stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by!

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June scrapbook page

Hello Stampers!  Every month I design a 12 X 12 two page scrapbook spread.  I do hold a class a couple of times during the month, but I also offer the kit for purchase.  The cost of the kit or class is $8.  Here is this month's spread:

scrapbook page, Inkin With Dink

Class will be offered:

Wednesday, June 21st  10:00 a.m.  Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Assoc.

Wednesday, June 21st  6:30 p.m.  Mehlville/Oakville Alumni Assoc.

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending either class or if you would like to purchase the kit!

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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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OnStage make n' take

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all have had a fabulous holiday weekend with your family and friends!  We had some friends over for a barbeque one evening, and then I met a good friend of mine about an hour away for an overnight stamping get together!  We had a blast and I will be showing you some of the fun projects that we made together!  

Since the new catalog is coming this week, I thought I would share with you one of the cards that we made at the April OnStage event using products from the new catalog!  Kind of a little sneak peek for you!

Daisy Delight card, Inkin Wit Dink We used the Daisy Delight stamp set for the daisy and the sentiment.  The designer series paper is from the Delightful Daisy designer series paper pack.  My favorite item is the center of the flower which is a new Faceted Gem!  They come in both clear and gold! Love them!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow and see the projects I made this weekend!

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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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May team meeting

Hello Stampers!  I always look so forward to our monthly team meetings!  We have a fabulous group of ladies and we have a great time together!  Here are some pictures of this month's meeting:

IMG_8931-001 Show n' tell table

IMG_8932-001 Show n' tell table

IMG_8933-001 Show n' tell table

IMG_8934-001 Show n' tell table

IMG_8935-001 Show n' tell table

IMG_8936-001 Show n' tell table

IMG_8937-001 Cards from our template challenge

IMG_8938-001 Cards from our color challenge





We would love to have you join us at our next meeting!  Ask me how!!

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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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Gotta love those post-it notes!

Hello Stampers!  Do you love post-it notes as much as I do?  What am I saying, I totally love all kinds of office supplies!  I could spend hours in an office supply store!  And I can only assume that there are a lot of other crafters like me too because Stampin' Up! has given us post it notes a few times!  This time, we received this really cool set at OnStage Leadership.  You have to see this set:

IMG_8868-001 This is it all closed up.

IMG_8869-001  This is it opened up part way.

IMG_8870-001 This is it opened up all of the way!  Look at all of those cool post it notes.  

I can't wait to use these!  

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Cool Treats Clip

Hello Stampers!  I have to show you this super cute big paper clip that I received at a class that I attended at OnStage in April.  The whole class was centered around the Cool Treats stamp set and was super cute!  The supplies that we needed for the class were all in a bag that was held closed by this super cute clip!

Cool treats paper clip, Inkin With Dink

I have made clips like this before, and the are super easy to make!  The scallop circle that is around the image, just be sure to cut two of them.  They they are held together with glue dots with the large paperclip sandwiched between them!  It's that easy!

I was able to find these large paper clips at Walmart, but I'm sure they are available in multiple locations.

Thanks for stopping by!

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New toys!

Hello Stampers!  Don't you just love to get new toys to play with?  I feel like a little kid!  Of course I am referring to all of the fun new products that I got not only at the Stampin' Up! OnStage event that I attended in April, but also my new box of preorder products that I got to order as a demonstator!  Want to see some of my new toys?   I would love to share it with you!  

I made a video of me opening up my box.  You will get a chance to see some of the new products that will be available for you to order in just a couple of weeks!  Take a look:


If you have placed an order with me within the last year, you will receive a catalog from me for FREE!  If you haven't, you can purchase a catalog for $5, and then I will credit your first order that $5!  Let me know if you need one!

Watch this video and then get your wish list started!  If you don't attend classes regularly let's get a private class scheduled for you and your friends and family!  I would love to show you some new stuff!

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Oh So Succulent Box

Hello Stampers!  Yesterday I shared with you the cards that we made as make n' takes at our April team meeting.  I made anther box, but it didn't make the cut and got scrapped at the last minute!  Would you like to see it?  I do really like it!

IMG_8843-001 Here are the measurements of the box:  3 3/4" wide x 1 1/2" deep X 7" high.  I used the Succulent Garden designer series paper.  The flower is made from the Pansy punch, Blossom Builder punch, and a White Accent in the middle!

Now my question to you is, what would you do with a box this size???  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you would do!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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