Gift Card Holder

Hello Stampers!  On Wednesdays I like to CASE a project from the Stampin' Up! catalog.  And since I'm frantically trying to get ready for a craft fair this weekend, and I needed some gift card holders, I decided I would turn my CASE into one!  

Here is the picture in the catalog:

Case Page 4 of the Holiday catalog.

And here is my gift card holder:

Quilted Christmas dsp, Inkin With Dink

I used the Gift Card Framelit that Stampin' Up! used to carry, but it has since retired.  The red is a belly band which keeps the gift card holder closed.  Don't you love the Christmas trees?  They are actually cut from a piece of Quilted Christmas designer series paper.

It's not exactly like the catalog sample, but I got the idea from it!  That's what CASEing a card is!  If you would like to share with us a project that you have CASED from the catalog, or if you would like to copy this card, then hop over to my Inkin With Dink Stampers Facebook group and share it with us!  

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Seasonal Blocks

Hello Stampers!  I was able to attend my final seasonal block class of the year last week.  At each class we have made three blocks to showcase each month.  This class focused on October, November, and December.  Here are the blocks that we made:

Inkin With Dink October

Inkin With Dink November

Inkin With Dink December

Thanks for stopping by!  

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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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Love Today Planner September 2017

Hello Stampers!  Well I finally got around to publishing the video that I made of decorating my September 2017 monthly page spread of my Love Today planner.  I know, I know, September is almost over!  Don't despair, I've already started planning the October monthly page spread and I will record it next week.  In the meantime, here is the picture of the September spread:

Love today planner, Inkin With Dink

And here is the video which shows how I did it:


Thanks for stopping by and be watching for my next Love Today planner video!

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Catalog CASE Eastern Beauty

Hello Stampers!  I often see individuals copy the cards that are shown directly from the Stampin' Up! catalog.  What a great form of inspiration!  So, I decided to jump on the bandwagon today!  I decided to CASE the card that I found on page 18 of the annual catalog.  I have had the Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers for months, and I have never used them!  Can you believe it?  Well now I have and they are fabulous.  Such great quality and thick and sturdy!  

Here is the card that I was CASEing:


And here is my card:

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Now as you can see you don't have to copy a card completely to be CASEing it.  You can interpret it in any way you want!  When I stamped the Fresh Fig circles inside the sticker, I wasn't exactly centered and I stamped some on the sticker.  Well, let me tell you that ink won't dry on the stickers!  So I decided to add one of our Bitty Bows to cover up my woops!  I still love the way it turned out!  

The card base is Tranquil Tide and the designer series paper layer is from the Eastern palace Specialty designer series paper pack.  I used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits dies to cut out the middle of the circle.  The stamp set used is the Eastern Beauty stamp set. 

Want to play along and CASE?  Use this card in the catalog as your inspiration and CASE it using your own interpretation!  Then hop over to my Inkin With Dink Stampers Facebook group and post it for us!  I will start a thread for it.  C'mon, play along!!

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Painted Harvest

Hello Stampers!  I'm going to try a little something new on my blog this week!  I would like to feature a stamp set this week and show you some samples of projects that were made using this stamp set.  Now I won't be showing something new every day, but maybe two or three days this week I will share some stuff!  Let me know if you like this new feature!!

This week I would like to feature the Painted Harvest stamp set in the Holiday catalog.


We received this stamp set on the Thailand incentive trip!  I was excited to get it but had no idea this would be as popular a stamp set as it has become!  I have not only used it a lot on my projects, but I have seen tons of samples using it!  Here is a card that I created for a recent swap I participated in:

Painted Harvest stamp set, Inkin With Dink

The sunflowers were made using Daffodil Delight ink for the background image and Crushed Curry for the detailed image.  The middle circle was stamped in Chocolate Chip ink and the leaves were stamped in Always Artichoke ink.  Notice that the middle circle is not a solid image!  It is meant to look watercolored.

I also used the burlap ribbon and stamped the greeting out with the Pretty Label punch.

Have you used this stamp set to create some projects?  We would love to see them!  Hop over to my Inkin With Dink Stampers on Facebook and find the post for this stamp set and share your projects with us! 

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Mail a card Monday

Hello Stampers!  I try to mail out cards on a regular basis after all  making cards is what I do for a living, so why shouldn't I be mailing them out!!!  I thought I would show you the cards that I am mailing out this morning!

Daisy Delight miss you card, Inkin With Dink

I just love the new Daisy Delight stamp set!  I will be showing you how to make this card live next Monday, October 2 at 11:00.  I will be over on my new Inkin With Dink Stampers group!  Just go to Facebook and search it and join!  I will post on there today the supplies you will need if you want to make the card along with me!

While you are there in my new group, introduce yourself and show us your cards that you are mailing out today!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Team meeting

Hello Stampers!  We recently held our September team meeting.  At every meeting, we have a show n' tell table.  These women never cease to amaze me at all of fabulous projects they make and then bring to share with us!  Here are some of the projects they brought to show us this month:








Here is the door prize that Sheila made for this month:


Here are the color challenges for the month:


Here are the sketch challenges for the month:


And here are the ladies making their make n' takes:




Thanks for taking a look at one of our meetings!  Would you like to join us for the October meeting?  Let me know, we'd be happy to have you join us!

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Kid and Baby cards

Hello Stampers!  I recently had a team meeting and our swap theme for the month was anything baby or kid related!  Here are the cards that I received:

IMG_9720-001 This card was made by Lynn.

IMG_9719-001 This card was made by Karen.

IMG_9718-001 This card was made by Laura.

IMG_9717-001 This card was made by Ann.

IMG_9716-001 This card was made by Sheila.

IMG_9715-001 This card was made by Debbie G.

IMG_9714-001 This card was made by Joan.


IMG_9721-001 This is a bookmark that was made by Jeri.

Mickey Mouse sweater card, Inkin With Dink This is the card that I made.  For this card I used the 2 1/4" circle punch and the 1 3/8" circle punch for the Mickey Mouse head.  The white polka dots are from the 3/4" circle punch.  I adhered everything to the Real Red cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Cable Knit embossing folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Love Today Planner Kit

Hello Stampers!  When the new Stampin' Up! catalog came out in June, I was so excited to see that there was a planner kit in it!  I bought it right away, and I have been playing with it for a few months!  


Today I made a video to show everything you would receive in your planner kit and how to put it together.  I have also decided to start doing a monthly class to decorate your monthly planner pages!  

Check out my video below and be watching for my upcoming planner videos!



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Fall thank you!

Hello Stampers!  I recently participated in card swap with some other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  The host of the swap, Carol Hickman, made these cute gifts for us!  Love them!

IMG_9753-001 I absolutely love the pumpkin thinlit!  It is from the Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits dies in the Holiday catalog!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you haven't voted for your favorite color combo on my Painted Harvest cards, check back to yesterdays post and leave me a comment!

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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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Holiday catalog swap part 2

Hello Stampers!  Welcome back to my blog!  Today I'm going to share with you the rest of the swaps that I received in my latest swap that I participated in.

IMG_9735 This card was made by Laurie Servis.

IMG_9736 This card was made by Lynn Streifert.

IMG_9737 This card was made by Keisha Herbin Smith.

IMG_9738 This card was made by Shannon Criado.

IMG_9739 This card was made by Melissa Tubb.

IMG_9740 This card was made by Terri Meehan.

IMG_9741 This card was made by Lisa Henderson.

IMG_9742 This card was made by Monika Davis.

IMG_9743 This card was made by Brynn Thornburgh.

IMG_9744 This card was made by Alicia Graham.

IMG_9745 This card was made by Raquelle Clifton-Batth.

IMG_9746 This card was made by Kay Capps.

IMG_9747 This card was made by Margarita Hindman.

IMG_9748 This card was made by Linda Funnell.

IMG_9749 This card was made by Monica Giberti.

IMG_9750 This card was made by Ellen Boyle.

IMG_9751 This is the card that I made.  The reindeer lifts up...


Thanks for stopping by and checking out the last of my swaps!  You can check out the holiday catalog here.  Need your own copy, let me know!  Want to place an order?  Hop over to my online store and place it today!

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Holiday catalog swap part 1

Hello Stampers!  I recently participated in a Holiday catalog swap with other demonstrators.  I just love to participate in these because I can receive lots of samples with lots of styles!  And it gives me lots of new ideas!!  Here are some of the swaps that I received in my last swap:

IMG_9754 This card was made by Dawn Stock.

IMG_9755 This card was made by Janet Angi.


IMG_9757  This card was made by Amy Frillici.

IMG_9758 This card was made by Sarah Edwards.

IMG_9759 This card was made by Laurie Servis.

IMG_9760 This card was made by Jeanne Nielsen.

IMG_9761 This car was made by Ellen Boyle.

IMG_9762 This card was made by Lori Mueller.


IMG_9764 This card was made by Linda Funnell.

IMG_9765 This card was made by Oksana Semenska.

IMG_9766 This card was made by Pamela Staples.

IMG_9767 This card was made by Terri Meehan.

IMG_9768 This card was made by Keri Blake.

IMG_9769 This card was made by Dena Rekow.

IMG_9770 This card was made by Alicia Graham.

IMG_9771 This card was made by Kelly Agee.

That's it for today!  I hope that you stop by tomorrow and take a look at the other half of swaps that I received!

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