Happy Cyber Monday!!

Hello Stampers!  Today is Cyber Monday and all Stampin' Up! orders are FREE shipping for today only!!!  Don't miss it!  Hop over to my online Inkin With Dink store today and place your order today!   Remember to use hostess code HC6GABGB and I'll send you a FREE embellishment from the upcoming Occasions catalog in December if your order is at least $25!

I wanted to show you the latest project that my daughter and I worked on over the Thanksgiving holiday!

Oh come let us adore him, Inkin With Dink This is another one of the 12 X 12 canvas pictures that we made!  The background is a piece of 12 X 12 designer series paper and then we just added layers we cut from framelits and die cuts!  I love it!  The picture doesn't do it justice!  We used wink of stella on the letters, rhinestones in the stars, etc.  So pretty and so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!  Tonight is my celebratory dinner with some of my team members.  Come back tomorrow and see the gift I made them all!

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Congratulations to me!

Hello Stampers!  When I was at OnStage in Salt Lake City a couple of weeks ago, we acknowledged the top 100 demonstrators globally.  It is so fun to see these amazing individuals and all that they accomplish.  This year, after we returned home, Stampin' Up! released the list of the top 250 demonstrators globally and guess what?  I am number 154!  That is amazing!  And I'm number 76 in the US!

Take a look at this great card one of my great friends sent me!

IMG_0163 It is sort of hard to see in the photo, but the numbers 154 are popped up using the eclipse technique!  I love it!  Thanks so much Sue!  Sue and I actually met in a hotel at a Stampin' Up! event several years ago!  We have been great friends ever since!

Thanks for stopping by!

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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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Thailand scrapbook pages and swaps

Hello Stampers!  I had a great weekend this past weekend away at my scrapbook retreat.  I love it because we can get away, scrapbook all day long with no interruptions or things that need to be done! 

I was able to complete my Thailand pages!  I wanted to get them done before I forget some special things to journal!  Here are a few of my completed pages:

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I don't know about your and your scrapbook style, but I find on pages like these, I don't get crazy with decorating because I just have so many pictures to squeeze on each page that I don't have room for anything else!!!

Now today was back to reality and my stamping world!  Here is what I worked on today:

Inkin With Dink Can you tell what these are  They are for my swaps at the upcoming Stampin' Up! Onstage!  I'll show you the completed cards when I'm done!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas Cards Galore!

Hello Stampers!  I sent out my newsletter today advertising my upcoming Christmas Card Night.  I'm so excited for this class!  I have designed 8 cards that will be available.  You will choose which design you would like to make for your Christmas cards this year.  You will also let me know how many cards you would like to make.  I will order all of your supplies and cut and prep your cards for you.  

Class will be held on Friday, December 1st from 6:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.  at First Baptist Church in Arnold.  That evening you will do all of the stamping and assembling of your cards!  You will be able to use my stamps, ink, punches, etc.  Bring a snack to share that evening and we will make it a fun ladies night!

Here are your card options:

Bethlehem card

Night in Bethlehem, Inkin With Dink

1 - 40 cards $36.55


Peace on Earth card

Carols of Christmas, Inkin With Dink

1 - 40 cards $40.10


Flurry of Christmas card

Flurry of wishes, Inkin With Dink

1 - 12 cards $52.24           13 - 24 cards $59.35


Quilted Peace card

Christmas Quilt, Inkin With Dink

1 - 24 cards $48.39        25 - 40 cards $59.95


Reindeer card

Seasonal Chums, Inkin With Dink

1 - 40 cards $44.84


Merry & Bright card

Watts of Occasions, Inkin With Dink

1 - 40 cards $44.84


Rudolph card

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Inkin With Dink

1 - 40 cards $48.39


Candle card

Merry Patterns, Inkin With Dink

1 - 40 cards $48.39


You must register and pay for your supplies by Friday, November 17th.  Let me know if you have any questions!

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