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Think Ink Bloggers: Part 2

Think Ink Bloggers: Part 1

How is your week going?  I'm having a particularly nice one here I must say.  I turned 40 on Monday and had lots of fun celebrating with the family over the weekend - a nice dinner out with John on Saturday night, and a family get together on Sunday.  They've been a busy crew - putting together a gorgeous scrapbook album with heaps of pics and messages.  One of those extra special gifts to really treasure.  John took the day off on Monday and I had a few hours with the house to myself (aahhh - bliss!) before meeting them for lunch.  I was supposed to be off getting my nails done but decided to put the music on and get stuck into prettying up my craft area (once I unburied it from a ton of crap bits and pieces!)  I spent my nails money in Kikki K instead - hee hee.  Then all topped off with a delicious seafood dinner courtesy of John who is a bit of a whizz in the kitchen.  I love fresh starts and new plans so quite excited about beginning a new decade. 

Something else I'm quite excited about is introducing you to some blogging members of my team: Think Ink. 

Blog Tour - Think Ink Girls

Here's part 1 of my Think Ink bloggers tour.  Part 2 will follow tomorrow.

Ange Chase_043 Angela Dickins - What the Dickins!        (I love that blog name!) 

Ange was the first member of my team and I love it when we get a chance to catch up and talk cards (or even make some if we stop chatting long enough!) She's got a thriving team of her own now too and we were all excited to congratulate her on her recent Stampin' Up promotion.

Ange did a series of cards using Circle Circus that made me super keen to get my hands on that set.  Here's one of them. 

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Isn't it gorgeous!?  I love the colours.  You can find the post here with all the details.  

Sue blog_photo Sue Bayliss: Stampin' With Sue

I love seeing Sue's latest creations.  She is always trying new and interesting techniques.  Have a browse through her blog and you'll see lots of them. 

One day when I dropped by she was busy with an iron, cling film and a layer of fancy napkin and she showed me how to make a napkin into a feature on a card - wow, who thinks of these things?!

I love this card (from a series that you can find in this post here) using the gorgeous Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.

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So elegant and effective.  I love that tree.

Profile pic Lydia Greiser: Love To Craft

This card is one of my favourites.You can find the details on this post here.  I always love white embossing - very striking.

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I like how Lydia has done her ribbon here too using the slot punch to thread it through.

Lydias ribbon holder 1 In the sidebar of Lydia's blog you can also find details about the lovely ribbon holders she makes.  ($15 each - Pick up price from Caroline Springs, Vic)

I bought a couple of them recently when my ever expanding collection of ribbon spools overflowed my ribbon container.  Here are mine. 

Lydia did them with Tea Party DSP and Pink Pirouette ribbon and they are a nice addition sitting at the edge of my desk. 

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Well that ends the Think Ink Team blog tour for today.  Hope you enjoyed a browse.  You can click on each team member's name to visit their blogs.  A big thanks to the girls for letting me display a pic or two here.   I'll be back with two more team members tomorrow. 

See you then, Sue


Annette Therik

Happy Birthday Sue! WoW all this time I thought you were about 30.......
See you for the "Christmas in July"" class.

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