Thoughts & Prayers sympathy card

Hello Stampers!  I have always loved the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, and I was so glad when it carried over into the catalog again.  This stamp set makes the most beautiful sympathy and get well cards!  And so easy too!

Here is one that I recently made for our card ministry at church:

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We made these in all of the new in-colors!  So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Cards 4 Faith

Hello Stampers!  Every month I get together with a group of ladies who love to stamp and make cards, and we make cards for my church and for the local Ronald McDonald Houses.  We have a great time and get lots of cards completed every time!  Here is one of the cards that we worked on today:

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Me and my co-leader, Julie, design the cards.  Some of the cards we precut the cardstock so it is all ready to stamp and put together.  Some of the cards have nothing done so that some can cut the cardstock.  Everyone who attends has certain tasks that they like to do and we try to accomodate them!  

If you are in the area and would like to join us sometime, we always meet the third Monday of the month!  Come help us out!

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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!  

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IMG_8857-001 Laura made this card.

IMG_8858-001Lynn made this card.

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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.

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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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November card & Technique class

Hello Stampers!  Well it's a new month, so time to show you what we will be making in this month's classes!  Here are the cards that we will be making in this month's card and technique classes:

November card and technique class

The card with the green leaves is the technique card.  We will be learning how to watercolor on watercolor paper!  Here are the dates, times, and locations of this month's classes:

Tuesday, Nov. 8th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Friday, Nov. 11th  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Thursday, Nov. 17th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Please RSVP and bring your own adhesive!

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October card class

Hello Stampers!  WOW did I ever have a crazy busy weekend!  I had my first craft fair of the year on Friday and Saturday plus my daughter was home from college!  We were just going the whole time!  

Now I'm ready to settle down and get started on my month!  First off, I'll share with you the cards that we will be making in this month's card classes!

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Tuesday, Oct. 11th  10:00 a.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Thursday, Oct. 20th  6:30 p.m.  First Baptist Church - Arnold

Please RSVP for the class you would like to attend and bring your own adhesive!

Remember that my card classes are changing starting this month!  The cost is going up to $15 or free with a purchase.  We will not be making four cards.  We will also be learning a new technique and also making a technique card to go on your keyring!

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Sad times...

Hello Stampers!  Some of you know that we have been through some sad times here in the Lanzendorf house.  Last Friday, my stepfather passed away quite unexpectedly.  I have been out of town for several days and am getting ready to leave again for a few days.  

I have to say that I have some of the nicest friends and family.  I have received some beautiful cards.  These are some of the handmade cards:

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Thanks for stopping by.  

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Serene Silhouettes cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 5 of the retiring stamp sets.  Today we are going to be looking at the stamp set Serene Silhouettes.

IMG_7114 This is a swap card that I received from Fran Kennedy.

IMG_7115 Swap card from Judy Pinner.

IMG_7116 Swap card from Dawn Miller.

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IMG_7118 Swap from Lisa Hirsch.

IMG_7119 Swap from Judi Anderson

IMG_7120 Swap from Blythe Klipple.

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IMG_7122 This is a swap card from one of my team members Laura.

IMG_7123 Swap from one of my team members Pat.

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Thanks for stopping by to check out these samples!  Come back tomorrow to see more!

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More team meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to post 2 of the swaps from my last team meeting.  Our theme for this month was anything with a flower on it.  Here are the rest of the swaps.

IMG_6425-001 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_6426-001 This was made by Pat B.

IMG_6427-001 This was made by Debbie H.

IMG_6428-001 This was made by Laura.

IMG_6429-001 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_6430-001 This was made by Tracy.

IMG_6432-001 This was made by Lisa.

IMG_6431-001 This was the card I made.  I used the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at all of our swaps.  I love swapping with these ladies!  Would you like to join in on our next swap?  Then you should definitely take advantage of the Sale-a-bration special going on right now!  Through March 31, you can pick out $155 worth of product and pay only $99 for it!  Plus it is free shipping!  I would love to have you on my team!  I value both the business demos as well as the hobby demos!  Contact me if you want to know more information!

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Black & White Thoughts & Prayers

Hello Stampers!  Well it won't be long now until the next Stampin' Up! OnStage event!  This is the new name for our Convention.  Next month it will be held in Salt Lake City and I'm so excited to attend again!  This will be the first live event since they changed the format last year.

One thing that we love to do at Convention is swapping.  We all make tons of cards and take them and trade them with other demonstrators so that we bring home tons of samples!  It is so fun!  I like to sign up for organized swaps too.  That means we have a set group of people who get together at a certain time and location and swap with each other.  I have entered myself into a black & white swap again this year.  I have gotten such great cards at these in the past.

So now to the main point of this post.  I need your help!  For this certain swap that I joined, we were to make a black & white card with one additional color.  I have my card design picked out, I just can't decide on a color!  Can you help a stamper out?  Here are the one's I have come up with:

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The extra colors are Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, and Real Red.  PLEASE leave me a comment and let me know which one you like the best!

Thanks for your help!

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Birthday, Baptism, Thank You, & Sympathy cards

Hello Stampers!  A few month's ago, I started a card ministry community at my church.  I lead a monthly get together where we make cards for the church staff and other community leaders to use.  It is fun designing the cards every month for the members to make.  I have a helper, Julie, who helps design and prep.  I thought it would be fun to show you some of the cards that we have designed and made so far.  We have actually made hundreds of cards!  I will show you some today, and come back tomorrow to see some more!

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If you are local, we would love to have you come join us for our card making!  You do not need to be a member of our church to come and have fun with us!  Contact me for some more information and come make cards with us!

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Weekly Deals & Cards 4 Faith

Hello Stampers!  There are some great new products this week on the Weekly Deals list!  Just remember that these sale prices are only good through next Monday, September 28th.  Click the link below to check out this week's deals!

Weekly deals

This last week I started a new card ministry at my church.  We will gather monthly to make cards for the church to use.  We already have huge requests for kid's birthday card, baptism cards, sympathy cards, and adult birthday cards.  Our card community is called Cards 4 Faith.

Monday was our first meeting, and I really had no idea what to expect!  I have a good friend, Julie, who is helping me out.  We both came up with two simple card designs and cut supplies for 20 - 30 cards each.  We made them fairly simple not knowing what the stamping experience would be for those who attended. 

We had three lovely women show up for our first meeting.  They all had tons of card making and stamping experience, so the five of us set out making cards.  Before our two hour time limit was up, we had completed 90 cards!  That's right, 90 cards! 

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I was absolutely thrilled with the outcome!  Plus now I know that we don't need to do as much prep work for the next class!  Here are some close up pics of the four cards we made:

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Thanks for stopping by today!  If you are local to St. Louis and would like to join us for our next Cards 4 Faith community, we meet on the third Monday of the month at both 10:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Sympathy & Get Well cards

Hello Stampers!  I don't know how many times I have heard that people don't like making sympathy cards!  Several of my own customers would rather purchase a sympathy card from me then make their own!  What is it about sympathy cards that people don't want to make them?  I just try to focus on making a beautiful card!  My team decided to hold a sympathy & get well card swap some time ago.  I think we received some beautiful cards!  Here they are:

IMG_5328 This card was made by Debbie H.

IMG_5327 This card was made by Pat V.

IMG_5326 This card was made by Julie.

IMG_5325 This card was made by Kathy.

IMG_5324 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_5323 This card was made by Pat B.

IMG_5322 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_5321 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_5320 This card was made by Tracy.

IMG_5319 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_5318 This card was made by Laura.

IMG_5317 This was my card.

See, making sympathy or get well cards can be super simple!  Just make a beautiful card!  Thanks for stopping by! 

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More Team Swaps

Hello Stampers! Today I wanted to show you some more swaps from one of our last team meeting!

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4-IMG_4365 I think this one is from Debbie N.

9-IMG_4370 This candy holder is from Pat B.

3-IMG_4364 This card is from Lisa.

1-IMG_4794This is the card that I made.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the rest of my swaps! 

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That's The Ticket & Too Kind

Hello Stampers!  Well, today is the last day that we can order from the old catalog and the Occasions catalog.  How sad.  However, it is also the first day that we can order from the new catalog!  The only day that we will be able to order both the old and the new! 

Today I wanted to show you some projects using the That's The Ticket and Too Kind stamp sets. 

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Here is one last look at what is left of the retiring products.

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Thanks for stopping by!

 

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