Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Greetings!

I can't believe Christmas is almost here.  Seriously...it is coming SO FAST!  Yikes!  Just wanted to share a fun layered card today:

ColorsCherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Cherry Cobbler, Gold Glimmer Paper, Dashing Along Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Ready for Christmas, Nothing Sweeter (greeting)
Tools: Big Shot,Christmas Staircase Thinlits, Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Take Your Pick Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Red Rhinestone Basics, Whisper White Embossing Powder

This really is a simple card to put together.  Just a few layered pieces for the background...the top one is embossed...and then the stamped tree.  Those red rhinestones are the perfect touch...and I put them on with the new Take Your Pick tool.  Oh! MAN!  Game changer.  Love that little tool!  (Let me know if you don't know what I'm talking about!  Because it's amazing!  You will want to know about it.  Hee.)

What are you still working on for the holidays?!  I'm totally behind...so I will be working until the end most likely.  😀

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Happy Colors...Happy Card:

I love a bright color combo.  The paper from the "Best Route" pack gave me such a fun color combo for this card:

ColorsMango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Best Route Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Friendly Expressions, Birthday Banners, En Route
Tools: Big Shot,Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Corrugated Embossing Folder, RETIRED Star Die-Cut
Accessories: Silver Thread, Best Route Enamel Shapes

I probably never would of put these colors together for whatever reason.  But I love them!  Mango Melody and Pineapple Punch with a splotch of Night of Navy?!  LOVE IT!  Would be a fun color combo for a kids room, playroom, or any room!  (Do you ever think that way...does paper crafting ever give you ideas for home decor?!  It does for me...like ALL the time!)

Love all the fun layers to this card.  Although it is a fairly simple card to make...it does have a lot of details...wrapped thread, embossing, die-cutting, fussy-cutting, etc.

Just have to focus on the sentiment for a second.  The stamp set for the sentiment...Friendly Expressions...is seriously amazing.  I LOVE the mix of fonts!  It's so cute to stamp how it comes, or to cut apart as I did here.  This is a fairly new stamp set that I bought...but I know I will be using it a ton.  Check out all the greetings that come in the set:

So much fun...huh?!  Oh!  I stamped a quick little element inside the card also:

I need to do that more...remember the inside of the cards.  Do you do anything on the inside of yours or just save the space for writing?!

Does this card happen to look familiar?!  It actually is the same layout as my club card for November!  Check it out HERE.  I love a good card layout that you can use over and over again!  Never forget that you can take an idea you love and switch it up to make it new again!

One last look at the card for today:

This card has already been delivered to the person it was made for.  I am on a mission to make and DELIVER (either in person or by mail!) many more cards this upcoming year!  I LOVE receiving them...so I want to spread that cheer!  Who also has this as a goal?!

Thanks SO MUCH for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

30th Anniversary Means Gifts! ...

Since the Stampin' Up! convention I went to in November was for their 30th Anniversary...I wanted to do some fun 30th gifts!  And it all starts with the packaging, right?!  So here is the packaging I put the gifts in:

Colors: Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide
Cardstock/Papers Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper
Stamps: None!
Tools: Big Shot,Stitched Shapes Framelits, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch, Large Numbers Framelits (retired), Banner Triple Punch
Accessories: Whisper White 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Copper Tea Tins

I LOVE these Copper Tea Tins that are in the Annual Catalog.  They are such a fun size (almost 4" tall) and are so fun to decorate. 

And can we talk about the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon?!  I LOVE this stuff!!

I plan on making some of these for Christmas gifts.  So stay tuned for a Christmas version.  😀 

Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Monday, November 26, 2018

On Stage Swapping...With Butterflies Galore!

Yes, I still have lots to share from the On Stage event that I went to earlier this month.  (On Stage is Stampin' Up's convention.  This year was the 30th anniversary celebration.)  Today I want to share one of the swap projects I did.  This swap was with my TGIF Design Team.  I LOVE these girls!   We did a 3D item swap this time.  I need to share all the swaps I received...because they are so beautiful!  Today I am just sharing the swap I made.  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram...you saw this sneak peek photo I posted before I went to On Stage:

(And if you don't follow me...you should!  :-)  Instagram is @designwithink and Facebook is just Design With Ink.)  Isn't that pile of beautiful Melon Mambo butterflies just so much fun?!  I love them! 

Well...it's about time I show the final project!   Here it is:

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Detailed With Love, Banners For You
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Brusho Crystal Color, Metallic Pearls, Gold Library Clips, Striped Treat Bags

I truly love this bag!  The stitched circle part is kinda my fave:

The watercolor wash is done with Brusho.  Those magic crystals are captivating. So much fun to use!!!  Here are just a few more up-close pics of the details:

What do you think?!  Want to make one yourself?!  You should! 

Look at how fun they are all piled together:

Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Would love to hear what you think! 

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Friday, November 23, 2018

TGIF Challenge 187...Double Sponging:

It's time for another fun TGIF challenge!!!  Who is ready?!  If you have never participated before, you should!  Every Friday we have a challenge and you just make a project inspired by the challenge and post it on our TGIF Challenge blog.  It's a lot of fun!  Here is the card I made for today's challenge:

Colors: Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Basic Black, Vellum
Stamps: Warm Hearted (Hostess Stamp Set), Buffalo Check
Tools: Big Shot,Stitched Shapes Framelits, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, Sprig Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gold Shimmer Paint

Any guesses on what the challenge is?!  😀  Hint...it is technique time:

I love sponging!  So much fun!  Can you spot the TWO ways that I sponged on the card above?!  Yes...I am an overachiever.  Hee.

In case you didn't spot them...I will tell you.  😀  First up is the embossed piece.  I embossed a piece of Berry Burst cardstock first:

This is great just as is, and I love the embossing.  But...look how much those swirls & curls pop when you take a sponge and rub some ink over it:

Kinda fun!  Then next up is something I discovered recently when I was making Thanksgiving name tags for the table.  I sponged some Gold Shimmer Paint over Crumb Cake cardstock.  Kinda fell in love, so decided to use it here also:

I wanted some inconsistencies and in real life, it is so shimmery.  Love it!!!   Want to see some of the details up close?!  Well here you go! 

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the Buffalo Check Background stamp!  😍

I hope you enjoyed this card!  Let me know if you have any questions!  And head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog and play along!  Can't wait to see what you make!  

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Thursday, November 22, 2018


Who is shopping for good deals today?!  Well...I have some for you!!!!  For the next 6 days to be exact!!! 

Shop my online store from Nov 23rd to Nov 28th & save 10% on nearly everything in the Annual Catalog!

CLICK HERE to see the list of exclusions.  

***NOTE: Item quantities are limited. Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.

 Here is a calendar of what is on sale and when!  And remember...this is just for items in the Annual Catalog! 

November 23–24

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

November 25–26

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

November 27–28

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Let me know if you have any questions!  I would be happy to help you with anything!

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Monday, November 19, 2018

November Club Project...Gable Christmas Tool Box:

Have you seen the Mini Gable Boxes in the Annual Catalog?  I LOVE them so much, and I love them even more now.  I saw a project like this done by my friend, Wendy, and I totally fell in love.  So I wanted to teach my club gals how to make them.  Want to see how cute this is?!  😀

ColorsWhisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Soft Sea Foam
Cardstock/Papers Soft Sea Foam, Garden Green, Dashing Along Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Nothing Sweeter, Merry Christmas To All
Tools: Big Shot,Sweetly Stitched Framelits, 2" Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch
Accessories: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Silver Mini Gable Boxes

Sooooo...do you agree?!  Is it just not so stinking cute?!  A tool box made from the Silver Mini Gable Boxes!!! 

I just love this little thing...

And this stitched tree....seriously...😍😍😍. 

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

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Friday, November 16, 2018

November Club Card...Dashing Deer Wishes:

Club week!  Yay!  Want to see the card we made!?  I hope so!  😀

ColorsWhisper White, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Shimmery White, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Dashing Deer
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Detailed Deer Thinlits, Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallic Pearls, Gold Thread

Do you love this Dashing Deer bundle as much as me?!  💕  It's totally beautiful!  Here are some more pictures of the details of the card...

This deer just makes me all 😍.  What is your favorite part on this card?!

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

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

T-Shirt Tag to Name Tag...

I just got back from Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event...their convention.  And it was the 30 year celebration!  And What. A. Blast!!! that it was.  I have SOOOO much to share about the event...and I promise that I will!  (If you follow me on social media...you have heard some of the excitement.  If you don't follow me yet...just search for Design With Ink and come follow along!  😀)  But today I wanted to share a fun little project I did before the convention.  My upline had a big team event while we were there, and we ordered team t-shirts and everything.  Well...she wanted me to make a tag for the shirts, that would double as the name tag for our event.  Challenge accepted!  Want to see it?! 

Here I am holding my shirt with the tag on it!  How fun is that?!  Love a cute little rolled shirt with some handmade bling on there!  Check out the tag...

ColorsWhisper White, Pool Party, Basic Black, Silver
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Shimmery White, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Foil Paper
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlit Dies, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Sprig Punch
Accessories: Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine
It was easily tied onto the shirt and then you could pin it onto your shirt for your name tag.  And can we talk about the Sprig Punch?!  Oh man!  I use this one ALL the time!!!  It's a winner for sure! 

And one more shot...

And look how cute they all are...

And then the table of shirts...

I so hope you enjoy!  Do you wrap all your t-shirts like this?!  😀  Thanks so much for visiting!  Would love to hear what you think!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Sea of Textures Swap Time!

On Stage is now over, but I hope you had fun following along with me on social media!  (If you aren't following me on Facebook or Instagram...head on over there and follow me!  Design With Ink)  It was such a blast!!!  I will have more to share when I return home!  Today, however, I wanted to share the swap card I made for a group swap that I was in.  I love organized swaps because it's usually all I have time for!  (Swapping is where you make a designated number of one card, and swap with others that did the same!  A great way to get a bunch of ideas!)

I love the Sea of Textures stamp set (with coordinating framelits!) and that's the stamp set I ended up reaching for with my swap!

ColorsWhisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party, Shimmery White
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Tools: Big Shot, Under the Sea Framelits, Seaside Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

Do you like that octopus as much as I?!  And funny thing is...I think they are SUPER ugly in real life.  Gag.  Me.  But on paper....so much fun and oh so cute!  I love a good ocean theme.  😁

Look how fun to see the whole pile of them.  Am I the only one out there that LOVES seeing all this hard work in a photo?!

So much fun!!!  And let's not forget to show you some details...

Little peekaboo of the Seaside embossed Soft Sea Foam cardstock.  💕

This octopus is so much fun to stamp.  I inked him up in Flirty Flamingo first, and then sponged a little bit of Calypso Coral ink over that.  It is pretty subtle, but I like the variation of colors on him.

Can't get enough of these sequins!  They rock my world!  😀

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

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Christmas Greetings!

I can't believe Christmas is almost here.  Seriously...it is coming SO FAST!  Yikes!  Just wanted to share a fun layered card today: ...