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:

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IMG_8937-001 Cards from our template challenge

IMG_8938-001 Cards from our color challenge

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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!

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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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Team meeting make n' takes

Hello Stampers!  Every month I host a team meeting and one of the fun things that we do it some make n' take projects! There are typically four projects that we make.  Here are the projects that we made at the April meeting:

Succulant card, Inkin With DInk I love this card!  We used the Succulent Garden designer series paper for all three of our projects.  The flowers are punched from the Pansy punch and the Blossom builder punch.

explosion box, Inkin With Dink This is an explosion card!  These are always fun to make!  We took a 6" X 6" piece of cardstock and scored it at 2" and 4".  Then turn 90 degrees and again score at 2" & 4".

explosion box, Inkin With Dink This is what you see when you take the top off of the box.  

Oh So Succulent card, Inkin With Dink I love this card too!  Still the Succulent Garden designer series paper and the Pansy punch.  All of the greetings from the projects were from the All Things Thanks stamp set.  Luckily this stamp set will be carried over into the new catalog! 

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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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2017 Graduation card

Hello Stampers!  Every year around this time, I get orders for graduation cards using the colors black and gold of our local high school.  Since they are sometimes the same customers, I have to come up with a new design every year!  This year I found a similar card on Pinterest and knew this was the one for this year!  And this is what I came up with:

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The background words are from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  I placed both words, congrats & graduate, on the block at the same time and stamped all over the background piece.  The graduation cap is from a retired stamp set that I have had for years.  The numbers are from the Large Numbers Framelits.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!

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