Thoughtful Branches

Hello Stampers!  Have you been paying attention to all of the projects that are on social media lately featuring the new stamp set Thoughtful Branches?  It is a gorgeous stamp set with coordinating thinlits that creates beautiful projects!  

Here is the stamp set

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Here are the thinlits:

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Here is the bundle:

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These products are only available this month, or while supplies last, so don't wait to get these!  Plus, if you order these from me I will send you the instructions for making these 8 cards:

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Look at the cute little friend I made this morning:

IMG_7697 I made up a couple of treat bags to send my daughter Amie and her roommate at college to celebrate their first week of class!

The hedgehog body is from the Layering Oval Framelits.  The quills (if that is what you call them) is the bare tree from the Beautifl Branches Thinlits, the face is the Sweetheart punch, the feet are the 1/2" circle punch, the eyes are from the Owl Builder punch and so is the heart!  Hope you enjoy him!

Here is the ordering information:

144328  Thoughtful Branches Bundle  $52.00

143539  Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set  $27.00

143538  Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies  $31.00

Thanks for stopping by!

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Stamping Vacation

Hello Stampers!  Did you read the title to this post?  It sounds like I'm going to be taking a vacation from stamping doesn't it?  Well, no way!!!  I love to stamp and I love it when I can stamp every day!  Who could possibly want to take a vacation from it?  Not me!  

Any way, Stamping Vacation is where I was this last weekend!  A couple of demonstrators (Julie Davison and Meg Loven) put on this fabulous stamping day every year in Champaign, Illinois every year and I was lucky enough to be able to attend this year again.  I went to it a couple of years ago and loved it and so wanted to go again!  It is a day long event filled with stamping, demonstrations, business tips, etc.  

Want to see some pictures?

IMG_7570 I thought this little flag was so cute!

IMG_7511 Here is a picture of me and my team member Julie who went with me this year!

IMG_7466 This was a sample of the Smack Down technique!

IMG_7472 These fun tags were on a display table.

IMG_7488 These next couple of cards were on one of the display boards.

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IMG_7557 We had a demonstration on shaker cards.

IMG_7520 We had a demonstration on slider cards.

It was a great day!  Come back tomorrow and I'll show you my swap cards that I received!

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Work of Art thank you card

Hello Stampers!  I recenty needed to make some thank you cards, and couldn't come up with any ideas!  So as I was looking through Facebook, I came across a card that a friend of mine, Robin Armbrecht, had made.

I loved it, so I had to CASE it!  I changed the colors and sentiment and came up with this beauty!

IMG_7330 This card uses the Work of Art stamp set in some of the new In-colors.  The top splotch and the heart are stamped in Peakaboo Peach.  The long swish is in Dapper Denim.  The bottom splotch is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the thank you is from the Tin of Cards stamp set and stamped in Black.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Red, White & Blue swaps

Hello Stampers!  It's getting to be that time of year when there will be lots of red, white & blue and patriotic decorations!  The ladies decided that that was the theme they wanted for this month's swap!  So we were to make any type of card that we wanted as long as it was red, white & blue!  Here is what we all came up with:

IMG_7312 Alice made this card.

IMG_7313Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7314 Linda made this card.

IMG_7315 Sheila made this card.

IMG_7316 Pat V. made this card.

IMG_7317 Lynn made this card.

IMG_7318 Pat B. made this card

IMG_7319 this is the inside.

IMG_7320 Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7321 Laura made this card.

IMG_7322 Karen made this card.

IMG_7324 Kathy made this card.

IMG_7325 Julie made this card.

IMG_7326 Tracy made this card.

IMG_7327 Lisa made this card.

IMG_7323 This is the card that I made.

Now that was a bunch of patriotic cards!! Love them!

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Summer Silhouettes, Watercolor Thank You, and Ever Blessing cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 7 of the retiring stamp sets!  Today we are going to be looking at a few different retiring stamp sets.  We will be looking at Summer Silhouettes, Watercolor Thank You, and Every Blessing!  WOW!  Let's get started!

Summer Silhouettes

IMG_7140 This was a swap that I received from Claudine Fujii.

IMG_7141 Swap I received from Christy Kimball.

IMG_7142 Card that I received from Stampin' Up!

Watercolor Thank You

IMG_7135 Swap I received from Charity Yingling.

IMG_7136 Swap card from one of my team members Laura.

IMG_7137 Swap from Kathy Duthie.

IMG_7138 Swap from Dena Rekow.

IMG_7139 Card that I made.

Every Blessing

IMG_7143 Card that I made.

IMG_7144 Card that I made.

IMG_7145 Card that I made.

IMG_7146 Card that I made.

IMG_7147 Card that I made.

IMG_7148 Card that I made.

Thanks for stopping by and checking all of these out!  Come back tomorrow and see what else I have to show!

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Six-sided Sampler cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 6 of the retiring stamp sets.  I'm excited that we are looking at the Six-sided Sampler stamp set today!  I love this stamp set!

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IMG_7126 This is a card that I made for a class.

IMG_7127 Swap card that I received from Shannon Gillespie.

IMG_7128 Card that I made for a class.

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IMG_7130 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7131 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7132 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7133 Card that I made for a class.

IMG_7134 Card that I made for a class.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for Day 7!

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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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Sassy Salutations cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 4 of our retiring stamp sets!  Today we are going to be looking at the stamp set Sassy Salutations!  I love this set with all of its sentiments!

IMG_7101 This is a swap I received from one of my team members Pat B.

IMG_7102 This is a swap I received from one of my team members Laura.

IMG_7103 This is a swap I received from Karen West.

IMG_7104 This is a swap I received from Beth Grace.

IMG_7105 This is a swap card I received.

IMG_7106 This is a swap card I received from one of my team members Anne.

IMG_7107 This is a swap card I received from Sharie.

IMG_7108 This is a swap that I received from Carol Hickman.

IMG_7109 This is a swap I received from Nicole Black.

IMG_7110 This is a swap card that I received from one of my team members Karen.

IMG_7111 This is a swap I received from Sharon Cheng.

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IMG_7113 This is a swap card that I received from Lori Bradley.

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for more swaps!

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Everything Eleanor cards

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to day 2 of our look at retiring stamp sets!  Today we are going to be looking at some cards made using the Everything Eleanor stamp set.

IMG_7080 This was a swap card that I received from Anne.

IMG_7081 This is a swap that I received from Kathy Timinskas.

IMG_7082 This is a swap that I received from Sara Cimbaro.

IMG_7083 This is a swap card that I received.

IMG_7084 This is a swap card from my friend Sue.

IMG_7085 I made this card for a class I had.

IMG_7086 I made this card for a class.

IMG_7087  This is a swap card that I received.

IMG_7088 This is a swap card from Mary Beck.

IMG_7090 This is a swap card from Rhonda Winn.

That's it for Everything Eleanor.  Come back tomorrow and see more!

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Team meeting swaps

Hello Stampers!  I held my team meeting a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't had a chance to share with you my swaps that I received!  So, today is the day!  Our theme for this month was "anything goes"!  So it was our choice what type of card we wanted to make!  

IMG_7041 Debbie N. made this card.

IMG_7040 Sheila made this card.

IMG_7039 Tracy made this card.

IMG_7038 Debbie H. made this card.

IMG_7037 Becky made this card.

IMG_7036 Lynn made this card.

IMG_7035 Julie made this card.

IMG_7034 Julie made this card also.

IMG_7033 Laura made this card.

IMG_7032 Karen made this card.

IMG_7031 Lisa made this card.

Isn't it great the variety that we received?  Love them!  

Thanks for stopping by!

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What I Love & Flowering Fields samples

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to my Sale-a-bration countdown showcase!  There are only two more days of Sale-a-bration left!  Today I'm going to share with you some samples using the What I Love stamp set and the Flowering Fields stamp set.

IMG_6442-001 I made this card using the What I Love stamp set.  This is another one of the 3-step sets.  Super easy to use and beautiful results!

IMG_6446-001 This card was made using the Flowering Fields stamp set.

IMG_6447-001 This card uses not only the Flowering Fields stamp set but also the Wildflower Fields designer series paper pack which is also a Sale-a-bration item!

To place your order, hop over to my Inkin With Dink online store today!

Thanks for stopping by!  Come back tomorrow for our last day of the showcase!

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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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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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Challenge cards

Hello Stampers!  Every month we hold a template and a color challenge on my team Facebook page.  Today I thought I would share my entries for this last month.

IMG_6261-001 This is my color challenge card.  We were to make a card using Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, and White.  I decided to throw in a couple more colors to make my flowers stand out more!  

IMG_6262-001 This is my design challenge.  The layout had a large circle in the bottom right corner and a banner in the top left.  I love this new Sale-a-bration stamp set!  It is a three step stamp set!  

If you join my team during Sale-a-bration, you can play along with us each month!  Plus, joining during Sale-a-bration is a fabulous deal!  You get to pick out $155 worth of product and pay only $99 for it!  That is a fabulous deal!  Contact me for more information!

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