Friday, February 15, 2019

TGIF Challenge 199...Lovely Lattice Fun!

Ready for another TGIF Challenge?!  I know I am!  πŸ˜€  Check out the card I made for this challenge:



Colors: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Versamark
Cardstock/Papers Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lovely Lattice, Beach Happy (greeting)
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Lace Embossing Folder
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Whisper White Embossing Powder

Have you used this "Lovely Lattice" stamp set?!  It's a fabulous Sale-A-Bration stamp set and that's what this challenge is all about! πŸ˜€


I have to admit...on this card...this gold embossing is probably my favorite part!


Always love a bit of white embossing on black cardstock...


Hope you enjoy!  Now head to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How Sweet It Is For a Birthday...

Have you checked out the "How Sweet It Is" Suite in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog yet?!  It sure is SWEET!  Love the colors & paper & stamps & framelits & treat cups and the list goes on.  Here is an easy but sweet birthday card made with some of this suite:


Colors: Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Memento Black  Markers: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Shimmery White, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweetest Thing
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Jar of Sweets Framelits
Accessories: Silver Thread, Metallic Pearls, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon

Have you seen the paper?  What is your favorite pattern?  I think this striped Designer Paper may be my favorite pattern in the whole pack.  And that gumball treat jar...swoon!  😍😍😍




I also stole a little something from another suite.  The Happiness Blooms Suite has this fabulous embossing folder...called Dot to Dot.  It is pretty much a total fave of mine, and I think looks so cute with this suite of products also!  What do you think?! 


I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions! 

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Watercoloring With Amazing Life...

Do you like to watercolor?  I totally love it.  It's such a fun & easy way to add color to projects...and it's so much fun to do! Total win-win, right?!  πŸ˜€  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (Design With Ink)...you saw a sneak peek of some watercoloring I was working on the other day.  Well here is the finished card that I made...


Colors: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Amazing Life
Tools: Big Shot, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Colored Doilies, Gold Embossing Powder, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins

I have to admit this card just makes me so happy.  I love the white with pops of color.  And in case you missed my social media post about the process...this is how I did the watercoloring for this card:


I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, & Melon Mambo inks.   Smoosh the lid into the ink pad before you open it.  Then use an Aqua Painter filled with water to mix a little water into the ink & add your color (starting with the lightest color first) to the watercolor paper.  You can emboss a greeting or images onto the watercolor paper first if you want, like I did here.  Then after all my colors are added, I spritzed the paper with water to help the colors blend a little.  There are lots of different ways to do this process, but that's how I did it for these cards.  I love how they all look so different...


Then look at the fun finished cards:


And here are some pics of the details:


This stamp set, Amazing Life, is one of my faves in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog.   AND...if you purchase it in the bundle (with the FABULOUS Rectangle Stitched Framelits!!!) you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item--like the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that I used on this card.  Another win-win!!  πŸ˜€

One last look at the card:


Let me know if you have any questions!  Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Lovely Day And Lovely Flowers...

Just a quick share today to show a fun card using products from the All My Love Suite.  I love the Be Mine Stitched Framelits & the Lovely Flowers Edgelit dies.  Both are great for Valentine's Day, but are also fabulous for year round use! 



Colors: Pool Party, Lovely Lipstick, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Memento Black, Soft Sea Foam, Lovely Lipstick, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Forever Lovely
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Striped Scallops Embossing Folder
Accessories: All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

I mean...who wouldn't want some fun florals & hearts wishing them a lovely day, any time of the year!  

And that scallop striped background...😍😍😍!!


Here are a few more peeks at all the details and layers...

 



Hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Flowering Desert Beautiful...

The past two weekends, I have had some big Stampin' Up! events going on.  The first one was a demonstrator training event.  Then this past weekend--we did an all day crafting day for customers.  Both events were SO. MUCH. FUN!  I can't wait to share all the details with you! 

Today, I am going to show a quick card I made for a demonstration I did this past weekend on the Stamparatus!  Do you know HOW EASY it is to use this tool?!  And to get perfectly placed greetings, images, etc?!  The background greetings on this card was super easy to line up & stamp, thanks to that magical tool...



Colors: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Coastal Cabana, Basic Gray
Ink Pads: Memento Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink
Cardstock/Papers Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Flowering Desert
Tools: Stamparatus
Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist Mini Ruffled Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Have you noticed this stamp set, Flowering Desert, in the Occasions Catalog?  I LOVE this stamp set and it is so much fun to use! 


Love those perfectly lined up greetings!  😍

And the greeting that is on the Coastal Cabana cardstock, "Be your own kind of beautiful," is just perfection to me.  I want to make this card for everyone around me!  πŸ˜€

I hope you enjoy this card!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team - Sale-a-Bration Coordination


New products!  Yay!  So much fun!!!  I hope you are enjoying this Artisan Blog Hop already!  You probably just came from Angela's Blog.  Didn't she do an AMAZING job?!  πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

If you are just starting your hop...I want to announce that Stampin' Up! is releasing NEW products that coordinate with our fabulous Sale-A-Bration items!!!  Celebration, indeed!!!  And I get to show off one of the new products!  *Drumroll*....there are NEW Framelits that coordinate with the "Hello Cupcake" Stamp Set!!! AHHHHHH!!!  So great, right?!  They are only available for a limited time!  I will share more info on this at the end.  πŸ˜€ First I want to share the card I made with them:


ColorsPool Party, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Gray Granite
Ink Pads: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Pool Party, Gingham Gala 6"x6" Designer Series Paper, Window Sheets
Stamps: Hello Cupcake
Tools: Big Shot, Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine

What is your favorite part?  I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cake stand and cover.   I may or may not have squealed when I saw this for the first time.  πŸ˜€  And using a window sheet to cut out the cover just makes my heart smile. 


Squeal worthy, I think...how about you?!  What do you think of these Framelits?!

I embossed some sprinkles on the background and then did a fun watercolor wash over them...




This card is easy to put together...but still has lots of layers and texture.  You even could skip the background embossing if you want to make it even quicker!

Guess what is so cool about these products?!  Stampin' Up! demonstrators have exclusive PRE-ORDER access to these items RIGHT NOW!  Woot! πŸ™Œ  If you are a demo...go get these ordered!  πŸ˜€ And with the fabulous deal for signing up during Sale-A-Bration (Can you say an extra $50 in Stampin' Up! product FREE!!!  And an exclusive crafting tote?!  Yes, please!)...if you aren't a demonstrator...you should be!  Let me help you sign up!

Customers will also have access to start ordering these products on March 1st.  So mark your calendars!  Since they are only available for a limited time...you will want to get them right away!  πŸ˜€

Well let's keep hopping!  Here is a hint of all the products you will see as you continue on in your hop:



Time to go check out AurΓ©lie's blog!  You are going to love what she did! 😍😍😍


And here is a list of all the Artisan's blogs for you to check out:

Tanya Rees

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Hope you enjoyed this hoping!  
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Don't Worry...Beach Happy!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the "Beach Happy" Stamp Set.  I love the beach, so it's fitting.  πŸ˜€  Truly...the beach is my happy place!  So I had a lot of fun making this quick card...


ColorsCoastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Stamps: Beach Happy
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tailored Tag Punch, Heat Tool

Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Glitter Enamel Dots

How fun is that chair and umbrella stamp?!  I totally love it.  And the palm tree...my total favorite.  πŸ˜  I always tell my kids you know you are somewhere good if you can find a palm tree.  Haha.  


Hard to capture in the photo...but I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to glimmer up the palm tree.  But even without the glimmer...HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE THIS TREE?!?!  My heart!  πŸ’•


Added a little more glitter with these fabulous Glitter Enamel Dots.  Gotta love some glitter that is clean to use!  πŸ˜ƒ

Where is your happy place?! 

I hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks so much for visiting! Let me know if you have any questions on anything!

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Be Mine With Meant To Be...

I LOVE the "Meant To Be" Bundle!  It is a DARLING stamp set & framelits bundle that I have gotten a ton of use out of already.  Here is one more card that I made with it that is a take from the Pillow Box that I made HERE.



ColorsLovely Lipstick, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, 
Ink Pads: Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Meant to Be
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Tailored Tag Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I LOVE that linked heart framelit that is behind the greeting.  It is so much fun.  And just love how simple this layout is, but there are still so many fun elements and textures.




And those stitched hearts are pretty amazing.  πŸ˜

What is your favorite part?!

Hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  

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Friday, January 18, 2019

TGIF Challenge 195: A Little Disney Love!!

It is CHALLENGE DAY!!!  Who is ready?!  Because this challenge is fun...for all ages!  Any guesses on what it could be?!  πŸ˜€



ColorsCalypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks:   Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Calpyso Coral, Blushing Bride, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party
Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives
Accessories: Pick A Pattern Washi Tape, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Gold Thread

You probably guessed it...it is all about Disney this week!!!  πŸ™Œ


I obviously took a softer approach to the challenge.  Didn't use typical "Disney" colors.  But I love how this turned out.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Shimmery Paste that the background is made with:


It's so shimmery in real life...have you used the Shimmer Paste yet?!  One of my very fave products for sure!!!

Love these little layered flowers also:


Overall...I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  Love the sentiment also...because you are never too old for Disney!  Agree?!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!!!  Now head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  Can't wait to see what you make!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop Jan 2019: All My Love!

WELCOME to our FIRST ARTISAN BLOG HOP of the year!  πŸ™Œ So it is the first one I get to be a part of!   πŸ’• So a DOUBLE WELCOME if this is the first time you are visiting me!  I am SOOOO excited (and that's putting it mildly) to be on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team this year!  This is a complete DREAM come true for me.  I still am pinching myself to make sure this is real.  Hee.  Thank you for visiting and hope you follow along with me all year long!  πŸ˜€  We have exciting things happening!  

This month we are sharing some fun LOVE projects with the All My Love Suite!  I LOVE the color pink...so I have to admit that I am in love with these projects.  πŸ˜


I used the Meant to Be Stamp Set (#148626) and the coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (#148527)...because how can you not?!  I LOVE anything stitched...and I LOVE hearts!  So these products are beyond fabulous in my eyes!  πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–  A little side note:  there is a small bit of Balmy Blue in some of the patterns in this Designer Paper pack.  However, not a lot.  And since that blue wasn't showing in either of these projects...I worked my FAVORITE Stampin' Up! color of all into these projects: Coastal Cabana!!!  What do you think?!  It's kinda my fave part, if I'm being honest.  πŸ˜€

The first project is this fun pillow box, using the Kraft Pillow Box.  I love the fun polka dots on the box.


ColorsLovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Meant to Be
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Tailored Tag Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

***A little tip:  the polka dots originally were a bit brighter than this.  And were a bit distracting from the gorgeous focal point.  So...I sponged the box with Crumb Cake ink to tone them down a bit!


This long connected heart thinlit in this set is a dream come true. So. Much. Fun!!!  One of my fave pieces for sure.  (And BONUS!  When you cut out this strip, you have ALL the little heart pieces left over to use on other projects!!!)


I just love all the layers and textures on this fun pillow box!  What's your fave part?  

Now let's talk about this card...


I complete love a good water color wash.  For this one...I wet my Watercolor paper first with my Aqua Painter, picked up some ink from the lid of the ink pad (after smooshing the ink pad together before opening to get some ink in the lid), and then watercolored the color on in layers starting at the top and working my way to the bottom.  I started with Flirty Flamingo, then Melon Mambo, and last Lovely Lipstick at the bottom.


After it all dried, I then stamped some small hearts over the watercolor wash.  Then I colored over them with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  πŸ˜  It adds such a fun detail in person.


I love this card because you can easily switch out the greeting and use it all year long.  A birthday, friend card, thinking of you--hearts and pink are always in season!  πŸ˜€  I also LOVE the Whisper White embossing onto the Basic Black cardstock.  


I hope you enjoy this card!!!!  That large heart stitched framelit...😍😍😍!!!!



Thank you so much for visiting!  I am so excited for all the other people you get to visit on the rest of this Blog Hop!  Next up is the fabulous Aurelie Fabre!  I'm excited for you to see her beautiful projects!!!

I also want to introduce you to the whole Artisan Design Team!  So here is the whole group of all 16 of us!  These women are AMAZING!  I have loved getting to know them already, and am so excited I get to spend the year with them and get to know them better!

2019 Artisan Design Team



Thank you so much for visiting and hopping along with us!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!
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TGIF Challenge 199...Lovely Lattice Fun!

Ready for another TGIF Challenge?!  I know I am!  πŸ˜€  Check out the card I made for this challenge: Colors : Powder Pink, Flirty Fla...