Christmas cards

Hello Stampers!  I hope that you all had a fabulous Christmas with family and friends!  We had a great day!  I received tons of Christmas cards this year, both handmade and non.  Today I thought I would show you the handmade one's.































I'm so blessed to have this many people consider me card worthy and to send me their special creations!

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Christmas tags

Hello Stampers!  We hold a swap every month at my team meeting.  The theme for November was Christmas tags.  We had to design two tags to exchange.  Here are the tags that we got:

IMG_0263 These were made by Lynn.

IMG_0264 These were made by Debbie N.

IMG_0265 These were made by Ann.

IMG_0266 These were the tags that I made.

IMG_0267 These were made by Debbie H.

IMG_0268 These were made by Deborah G.


IMG_0270 These were made by Sheila.

IMG_0271 These were made by Laura.

IMG_0272 These were made by Diane.



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Thanks for stopping by!  Hope these inspired you to make your own tags next year!!

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Christmas ornaments

Hello Stampers!  We had our team Christmas party last week and we held an ornament exchange.  Want to see the great ornaments I got this year? 

IMG_0233 Sheila made this one.

IMG_0234 Linda made this one.

IMG_0235 Laura made this one.

IMG_0236 Tracy made this one.

IMG_0237 Debbie H. made this one.

IMG_0238 Deb G. made this one.

IMG_0239 This is the one that I made.

IMG_0240 Lynn made this one.

IMG_0241 Pat V. made this one.

IMG_0242 Julie made this one.

IMG_0243 Diane made this one.

IMG_0244 Sandy made this one.

IMG_0245 Joan made this one.

These are so fun!  I love our ornament exchanges!!

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Holiday gift card holders

Hello Stampers!  Do you still need gift card holders for your Holiday gift giving?  Then maybe these will give you some great ideas!  These were the gift card holders from my team party this last weekend.















The way we work our exchange is that everybody brings a gift card with a pretty handmade holder.  We play a game and then everybody picks and walks away with a different gift card!  So fun!

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Team Christmas party!

Hello Stampers!  Last night was my Cardinal Stampers Christmas party!  We had such a great time!  And this was the biggest group we have ever had and I realized how small my house seems with that many people!  Here is the group:


We had lots of great food, fabulous socializing, an ornament exchange, and a gift card exchange!


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Since this was our monthly meeting too, we had some monthly challenge entries.  

Here are the entries for the color challenge:




Here are the entries for the sketch challenge:





Come back tomorrow and see our gift card holders!  They are beautiful!

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Free Shipping!!

Hello Stampers!  Stampin' Up! is giving us all an early Christmas gift and offering FREE shipping again today!  All orders qualify!


Be sure to use hostess code B32YQWS4 and you will receive a gift from me!  Here is the link to my Online Store to place your order before time is up, midnight tonight!

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300 Christmas cards?

Hello Stampers! I had a crazy busy weekend this past weekend!  On Friday evening I held my Christmas card class from 6:00 - 10:30.  I was able to almost finish the Christmas cards that I agreed to make for my husbands work!  300 cards!!!  I had a craft fair on Saturday and Sunday and I was able to work on the cards in the evening and guess what?  I finished them all last night!  I'm so happy!!

IMG_0191 Here is what 300 cards look like all boxes up!

Lovely as a Tree, Inkin With Dink

And here is what the card looked like that they choose.  I'm so relieved that they are finished!  Now I can focus on my own Christmas stuff!

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OnStage Roomie Gifts

Hello Stampers!  When we attend Stampin' Up!'s OnStage events, we tend to make gifts for each other!  That's just what papercrafters do!  We call them roomie gifts!  Here are the gifts that I received from my team members and friends this time!

clear treat box, Inkin With Dink This was the box of chocolates that Karen made.

Pizza box, Inkin With Dink This was the box that Laura made and....

gift inserts, Inkin With Dink these are the gift cards that were inside!

pizza box, Inkin With Dink This was the box from Kathy and...

IMG_0172 this is what was inside.

Pizza box, Inkin With Dink This is the box that Linda made and...

IMG_0174 this is the pretty necklace that she made me!  It is made using the designer series paper that she put on the outside of the box!

Inkin With Dink This is the pouch that Pat made and...

IMG_0177 this is a look inside at the spa goodies!!!

Inkin With Dink, chalkboard This is the chalkboard that Sue made me!  It has magnets on the back so I can stick it on the side of my filing cabinet!

Love them all!  Thanks ladies!

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Framelit holder

Hello Stampers!  Have you ever been using framelits with your Big Shot, when you set one down and then spend the next couple of hours looking for it?  I have!  I made something for me and some of my team members so that this won't happen again!!!




It may be a little easier to see in this picture.  These are just the clear acrylic frames that I got from the dollar store that have a base foot so that it stands up.  I added a strip of magnetic sheets with the Tear & Tape Adhesive and then a strip of designer series paper that I then cut out their names with the Large Letters Framelits and adhered to it!

I hope they like them as much as I love mine!!

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Happy Cyber Monday!!

Hello Stampers!  Today is Cyber Monday and all Stampin' Up! orders are FREE shipping for today only!!!  Don't miss it!  Hop over to my online Inkin With Dink store today and place your order today!   Remember to use hostess code HC6GABGB and I'll send you a FREE embellishment from the upcoming Occasions catalog in December if your order is at least $25!

I wanted to show you the latest project that my daughter and I worked on over the Thanksgiving holiday!

Oh come let us adore him, Inkin With Dink This is another one of the 12 X 12 canvas pictures that we made!  The background is a piece of 12 X 12 designer series paper and then we just added layers we cut from framelits and die cuts!  I love it!  The picture doesn't do it justice!  We used wink of stella on the letters, rhinestones in the stars, etc.  So pretty and so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Tonight is my celebratory dinner with some of my team members.  Come back tomorrow and see the gift I made them all!

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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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The Stamparatus is coming! The Stamparatus is coming!

Hello Stampers!  Did you know the Stamparatus is coming?  What is the Stamparatus you ask?  The Stamparatus is Stampin' Up!'s new placement tool!

You can watch this video that contains important information about the Stamparatus.

 The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

 Stampin' Up! is trying out a new reservation system to order your Stamparatus.  During the listed reservation windows below you will go to my Online Ordering page and reserve yours.  When your tool is available, you will be sent an e-mail from Stampin' Up! telling you that you can continue your order.  You will log in to your account and complete your order.  Then your tool will be on its way!


November 16–30, 2017                     Approx. February 1, 2018

December 5–30, 2017                       Approx. March 19, 2018

January 15–30, 2018                        Approx. April 15, 2018


I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 

As soon as I receive mine, I will start playing with it and let you know how wonderful it is!!!  

Let me know if you have any questions!

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