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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Elephant birthday card

Hello Stampers!  Today is my baby's birthday!  21 years old!  This is her having her first drink (wink! wink!).  Actually when we went to Thailand this summer she was able to have a drink because the drinking age there is 20!

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She loves elephants, so I try to always make her an elephant card for her birthday!  Here is the card that I made her this year:

elephant card, Inkin With Dink This was a Silhouette image that I purchased and cut out.  I think it is so cute!

Thanks for stopping by!  

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Christmas swaps

Hello Stampers!  Today I wanted to share with you some Christmas cards that I received in a recent swap that I participated in.

IMG_9881 This card was made by Ann.

IMG_9882 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_9883 This card was made by Laura.

IMG_9884 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_9885 This card was made by Debbie N.

IMG_9886 This card was made by Pat V.

IMG_9887 This card was made by Deborah G.

IMG_9888 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_9889 This card was made by Debbie H.

IMG_9890 This card was made by Mary.

IMG_9891 This card was made by Diane.

IMG_9892 This card was made by Sandy.

IMG_9893 This card was made by Tracy. 

IMG_9894 This card was made by Joan.

IMG_9895 This card was made by Julie.

IMG_9897 This card was made by Jeri.

Night in Bethlehem, Inkin With Dink And this was my swap card.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!  Today is the last day of Stampin' Up!'s OnStage.  Keep following along on my Inkin With Dink Stampers Facebook group!

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OnStage Roomie gifts

Hello Stampers!  Well I am currently at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage in Salt Lake City!  Believe it or not, the weather is actually supposed to be the same or a touch warmer than it is here at home in St. Louis!  It will still be cold though and I'm tired of it and ready for summer!

Anyway, when we attend OnStage I always make gifts for my team members and roomies.  Look at what I made this year!!

Crafting Forever, Inkin With Dink

Paper snips box, Inkin With Dink

They are cute little boxes with a pair of Paper Snips (love these scissors).  They have ribbon on them to designate them as ribbon scissors!  Can you see what they are laying on?  I had lanyards made for my team members to wear that say Cardinal Stampers!  They are really cute!  I'm thinking I'm going to need several of them for next November because OnStage will be in Orlando, Florida as we celebrate Stampin' Up!'s 30th anniversary!!!

Thanks for stopping by and looking!  Don't forget to join my Inkin With Dink's Stampers Facebook group and follow along with what all we are doing!

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Autumn shadow box

Hello Stampers!  Every month I attend a Silhouette class.  We learn new ways to use our Silhouette and complete a project.  We are now in a series of Shadow box classes.  Here is the insert that we made this month:

Silhouette fall shadow box, Inkin With Dink It is hard to tell by the picture but the words are matted in gold foil!  So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'm currently at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage in Salt Lake City!  Keep up with my trip on my Inkin with Dink Stampers Facebook group!  Plus I'm sure I'll have lots to share when I return!

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Workshop cards

Hello Stampers!  Last night I did a private workshop with a customer and her friends and family.  We had a great time and made two cards.  Would you like to see them?  

Butterfly Basics, Inkin With DinkThe hostess had requested a get well or sympathy card.

Colorful Seasons, Inkin With DinkAnd we decided a Christmas card would be great!

They all seemed to enjoy the cards!  If you would like to schedule a private workshop for your family and friends, just let me know!  You can even choose the type of cards that we will do!

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Swaps are done!!!

Hello Stampers!  Well, I got my swaps finished!  Yea!  And about a week before I leave for OnStage!  That never happens!  But it had to this time because I leave Sunday to go to my mom's to do a private party and won't get home until Tuesday.  Then I leave Wednesday for OnStage!!!  So I had to get them done early!  Want to see them?

Happy Celebrations, Inkin With Dink I made 50 of these!  10 were in Berry Burst, 10 were Lemon Lime Twist, 10 were Fresh Fig, 10 were Tranquil Tide, and 10 were Powder Pink!

I stamped the Happy from Happy Celebrations stamp set on designer series paper from the Fresh Florals designer stack.  I then fussy cut (yes, 250 letters total!!!) the letters out!  I LOVE to fussy cut! I find it very relaxing!

The background white piece has been embossed with the Sparkle embossing folder.

Can't wait to get to OnStage to swap them and see all of the fabulous swaps I get back in return!!

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Blends Markers are HERE!

Hello Stampers!  I'm so excited to announce that the new Stampin' Up! Blends Markers are available!  They are our new alcohol markers!  I have used them and they make coloring, blending, and shading so easy to do. 


What is so special about them?  

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.
  • We have done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and are really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

I have a couple of specials for you!

1)  Best deal:  Order $125 worth of Stampin' Up! products, including Stampin' Blends, for only $99 plus free shipping!  You will then receive a 20% discount on all of your orders through December!  Ask me for more details!!!

2) Great deal:  Order the entire collection of Stampin' Blends (26 colors plus the color lifter) and receive the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE (offer good to first 3 to purchase).


3)  Good deal:  Order $50 in products and receive 10 free cards from me!

Please remember to use hostess code HC6GABGB and receive 5 FREE cards from me!

Let me know if you have any questions!

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