Alaska Achievers Monthly Blog Hop

Hello Stampers!  Welcome to the Alaska Achiever's Blog Hop for the month of March!  Those participating in the hop today are Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all around the world that have achieved the prestigious Stampin' Up! incentive trip that only a limited number around the world achieve. This month's theme is Sale-a-bration and Occasions catalogs products.

Today I thought I would showcase one of the items that came out in the second round of Sale-a-bration rewards.  It is the Springtime Foils Specialty designer series paper.


This designer series paper is gorgeous and makes beautiful cards!  Here are a couple of the cards that I made with it:



You are also able to color this amazing paper with our Stampin' Blends!  


I made a video showing how easy it is to color this designer series paper:


This is the card background that I made in the video:


 Thanks for joining us for this amazing hop today - I know that you are going to be inspired by what the other designers have done. Make sure that you don't miss any of these amazing blog posts. Remember you are currently at my blog - Dina Lanzendorf. So check the list below to see who is up next.

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Hold on to Hope sympathy card

Hello Stampers!  I co-lead a card ministry at my church, and every month we get together to make cards for the church to use as well as for the Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Louis and now for the Fischer House at the Veterans Hospital to use.  My co-leader and I both design 3 - 4 cards for the ladies to work on when they attend our sessions.

We set it up so there are a variety of tasks to be done including cutting, stamping, adhering, coloring, etc.

Here is one of the cards that I designed for this month:

Hold on to Hope, Inkin With Dink I love the new Hold on to Hope bundle!  The stamp set is pretty in itself:

Hold but the framelits make gorgeous crosses!

Here is another project using the bundle:


Thanks for stopping by!  Leave me a comment to get your name into the drawing for a card!  I'm giving one away every day!

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Hello Stampers!  I am holding a Stamp-a-stack class later this month!  It is a great way to get lots of cards done in a short amount of time!  In class we will be making 10 cards, two each of five designs.  We will make masculine and feminine birthday cards, sympathy card, wedding card, and a thank you card.

  March stamp-a-stack, Inkin With Dink

Class will be:

Tuesday, March 27th  6:00 p.m.  Hobby Lobby - Arnold

Please RSVP and bring your own adhesive.

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Painted Harvest samples

Hello Stampers!  Well I was whisked away this weekend to see my daughters, so no work got done!  Instead I spent the weekend shopping, baking, doing crafts, and watching our favorite shows!!  It was so great to see them both and spend time with them!  I miss them both so much!

I did not get a chance to show you some other alternative projects using the Painted Harvest stamp set.  So, here they are:

Painted Harvest, Inkin With DinkI love the way this card turned out!  For the flowers I used Soft Sky and Marina Mist.  The middle of the flower was stamped in Sahara Sand.  Beautiful sympathy cards!!

Painted Harvest, Inkin With Dink

These are fun little bags I made for my crop in September.  I try to make a little pillow gift every month.  I simply stamped the flower in Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry and punched it out with a circle punch.  Our 2" X 8" cello bags hold the bite sized candy bars just perfectly!  So fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget that I'm making my Mail A Card Monday on my Inkin With Dink Stampers Facebook group tomorrow at 11:00 a.m.  Click on the link to join our fun group!!

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Painted Harvest sympathy cards

Hello Stampers!  I was busy making cards last week for some upcoming classes, and I pulled out the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I had fun trying different colors combinations on the flowers!  

Here are three color combinations that I tried:

Painted Harvest, Inkin With Dink

The far left one is Wisteria Wonder for the background color and Perfect Plum for the highlights.  The middle card is Blushing Bride for the background color and Calypso Coral for the highlights.  The far right card is Pool Party for the background color and Marina Mist for the highlights.  The leafstamps are Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi.

Which combination do you like the best???  Leave me a comment and let me know!  I'm thinking the purple card is the one I will use for class, unless it us unanimous for another combination!

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to leave me a comment and vote!  I'll draw a winner next week and the winner will win the card in the color combination of their choice!!

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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:

Thoughts & Prayers sympathy card, Inkin With Dink

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:

sympathy card, Thoughts & Prayers, Inkin With DInk

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!  


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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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!


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:







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.


IMG_7118 Swap from Lisa Hirsch.

IMG_7119 Swap from Judi Anderson

IMG_7120 Swap from Blythe Klipple.


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

IMG_7123 Swap from one of my team members Pat.


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:


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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