Monday, June 30, 2008

Last Day...

Just wanted to post a reminder that today is the LAST day to order anything from the Stampin' Up! mini catalog. (Tart and Tangy stamp set, Summer Picnic paper, and the list goes on of fabulous things in that mini!!!) Also, it's the last day to take advantage of the Fresh Cuts Sneak Peak promotion and the eScape Bundle promotion. (See my side bar for more details.) Also, not much time left to order any of this year's In Color Accessories!

Email me at designwithink@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place an order.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Quicky 3x3...


Sorry for my absence in posting! I've had family in town and life has just been busy. I helped my friend yesterday do a project. Her daughter is getting baptized and she had picture invites that we made some envelopes for. So I made the Purely Pomegranate scallop that is on the front of this card, and had a few left over. Decided to make a 3x3 out of it. So completed this card in like 2 minutes. Can I even tell you how much I love this textured card stock! It adds such a fabulous touch! Loving it! :) I'll be back soon! Hope you are all doing fabulous! :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Color Inspiration #13

Time for another Color Inspiration Challenge. I really think these are so much fun. And I have to say that this card turned out like NOTHING I was going for. I kept having ideas in my mind then realizing what I needed was upstairs (I had a class last night) or I couldn't find in the mess of my stamp room (which I am sure some of you understand) or I just changed my mind. So...this is what it became. It's fun to make cards like this, I think. Hope you enjoy!



Monday, June 23, 2008

Farmer's Market Pics...

Well...here are a few pics of our spot at the Farmer's Market. This was in the beginning...before we had everything set up how we really wanted it. But you get the idea anyway, right?! We were in the PERFECT spot. We were right by a big tree, so we had shade in the 100 degree weather all day, with the exception of the last 20 mins or so. It was GREAT!

Boho Card...

Well I was trying to clean up my room today (because it's a DISASTER!!!) and I put away my Soft Sky and River Rock ink pads. Well...I thought...I want to make a card with those. So, I got side tracked from my cleaning and made a card. :) I messed up in a few places, but didn't take the time to fix it. (Notice the chocolate chip ink on the Soft Sky left side. Ooops!) Here it is...mistakes and all! :)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

SORRY!!

Hey there! I am SORRY that I haven't posted anything new in a few days. Still recovering from our busy Saturday at the Farmer's Market. :) We had a great time and it was a success. We met some great people, sold more than we thought we would, and just had fun. We will be back there on the 5th of July. But I will post new things tomorrow! SORRY! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, June 20, 2008

More 3x3's....

(This is going to be a quick post. Tomorrow is the big day....our first day doing the Farmer's Market booth! Can't say I'm ready! I think I might be up all night. Hope it's worth it!!! Wish me luck! :) )

I have to say...I love the 3x3 size. They are so much fun to make! And I love taking pieces leftover after I've made a project with a Simply Scrappin' Kit and making this size card. Like I did HERE with the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit. Anyway...so here is the same idea, done with the Tie the Knot Simply Scrappin' Kit. (Seriously...these kits are AWESOME! I do SO MUCH more than just scrapbook with them!!!) Sorry the photo is a bit blurry though!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Origami Fun...

More things for the Farmer's Market! This is what my life has consisted of lately. I love these origami cups. They are fun to make. And then I put a York Peppermint Patty inside, sandwiched between two of the same scallops that are on the front. Here an up close and personal picture of each one.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Darling Treats...

Most stampers (and people!) would agree that chocolate is a FABULOUS treat to receive from anyone. Well....a darling decorated chocolate treat is even BETTER to receive, right?! I saw these candy holders on Amy's Addiction blog. I decided I had to try some of these myself. So I grabbed some Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper, and went to town. These are all the same, just the saying is different. Then they are held close with some velcro. I just cut a velcro dot in half. They are fun to make. I made a few of them to sell at the Farmer's Market this Saturday. Only 4 more days until we have to be ready...I guess 3 because we'll have to be ready by Friday night. Wish us luck!!!! Stop by if you're in town! :)

Monday, June 16, 2008

3 x 3's with Leftovers

So after my 9x9 Tabletop scrapbook was done, I wanted to use up some of my leftover pieces. So I cut some white cards, 3x3 size, and went to town. It was fun, and again...I LOVE this color combo! These cards are bright and cheery in real life. I hate taking pictures at night because I don't have that natural light that makes photos so much better! :) So here are a few different views of the same cards. Enjoy!

More Tabletop Scrapbook Fun...

So my friend, Kristine, and I actually got accepted to have a booth at the Salt Lake City Downtown Farmer's Market this year. (What were we thinking?!) So we both are going crazy trying to get things done in case people stop by our booth and want to buy something. :) I made a tabletop scrapbook today. These things are GREAT and I love them!!!! And since you can get two out of one scrapbook kit and one package of the Large On Board Book Basics....I made two with the Crew Kids girl scrapbook kit. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit. The colors, the style, EVERYTHING! I will be SO SAD when it isn't in the next catalog (because it has Wild Wasabi in it). Better have fun with it while I can. Sorry for the many pictures...it's a big project! :) And I wanted to give you closer up pics so you could see each page.
Front Cover when closed
Next two pages
Page 4 and 5
This is the back when closed
Then the last 2 pages

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Retirement List is HERE!!!! With a SALE!!!!

Big news today!!!! As I'm sure you're aware, before Stampin' Up releases their new catalog, they always release a list of the stamp sets that are retiring and won't be available any more. Well, IT'S HERE!!!!! So I'm posting the links to the retired list. And what's a big release without a big sale accompanying it?! As a thanks to all of you from me, from now until June 25th I am offering my own sale to you!!! For every stamp set on the retired list that you order, you can take 20%** off ANY other stamp set (equal or lesser value) either on the retired list, in the big catalog, or in the mini catalog!!!!! So figure out what you can't live without and send me an email!

Retired List-Listed Alphabetically
Retired List-Listed Numerically

Please let me know if you have any questions!!

**Shipping and Tax will be calculated on the merchandise amount before the discount.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fun Tag and Tag Holder Class...

This next class is absolutely ADORABLE! Looks much better in real life even! :) Perfect for your own gift giving or for giving AS a gift – this unique Card/Tag Birthday Card Set is perfect. The organizer folds downwards to reveal these four 3 ¼" x 6 ½" birthday card "tags" in their decorated envelopes. The envelopes are attached to the inside of the card holder with perforated edges– when you're ready to give a card, simply tear away the decorated envelope on the perforated edge and attach it to your gift! Each birthday card "tag" opens in a different way. I will have four stamp sets available for this project – Garden Whimsy, Wild About You, Pun Fun, and Prehistoric Pals.

Tuesday – June 24th – Kaysville
6:30 pm


OR
Wednesday June 25th - Murray
7:30 PM

OR
Thursday June 26th - Salt Lake City
6:00 PM


Stamp Camp Registration : $15
RSVP today to reserve your spot

Please make sure to let me know what location you wish to attend when you RSVP. Also please let me know if you would like a Brilliant Blue or Rose Red kit prepared for you. You can use any of the stamp sets, I just need to know what kit. (Or feel free to order one of each! :) )

You will receive :
All supplies for this different amazing projects, Snacks, Door Prizes, Great Special Deals for

Attendees Only.

Bring your own adhesive.

If you are not able to attend any of the above listed times, but are still interested in having a set of these items, there is an option for you. You may purchase it as a kit. This will come pre-stamped but not put together. You may also purchase a completed set of these projects we will be making for an additional $5.00 fee. (If you need it shipped, please add $5.00 for shipping as well.)

Please let me know if you have any further questions! Look forward to seeing you there! Email me at designwithink@gmail.com to order a kit(s) or to let me know any questions you have!

Summery Notebook Saturday Fun...

We received this fabulous gratitude journal at the training I went to awhile ago. I fell in love with it. :) I think it's such a fun notebook to jot things down that your grateful for, to make grocery lists in, to jot some card/scrapbook page sketches down that you think of...really anything a notebook could be used for! :) I made a gift basket for my cousin's birthday (Hi Mandy!) and I decided to make her one of these using my fave summer stuff! I kinda fell in love with it so I thought I better make some more before it all retires at the end of this month! (The Tart and Tangy set, the Summer Picnic Designer Series Paper, One Smart Cookie set, and the Poly-Twill ribbon!) Here are the ones that I made, with the one I made for my cousin in the upper left corner:


Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Happy Everything, One Smart Cookie, Live Your Dream, Whimsy Jumbo wheel, Spot On Jumbo wheel

Ink: Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Real Red marker, Old Olive marker

Card Stock: Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals White, Whisper White

Accessories: Summer Picnic DSP, Old Olive Poly Twill ribbon, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
On the inside it has some paper that cut to fit. This is what it looks like:

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Color Inspiration #11

Time for another color inspiration challenge! I missed the deadline on the last one, and then Kristina took some time off. :) So it feels like forever since I've done one. So here is the inspiration:

And here is what I created:

Stamps: Ginormous Flowers, Absolutely Fabulous, Little Pieces, Polka Dot Background

Ink: So Saffron, Old Olive, VersaMark

Card Stock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Going Gray, So Saffron

Accessories: 3/16" Corner Rounder, 5/8" Old Olive grosgrain, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 5 Petal Flower punch, Build a Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch, White gel pen, Clear Embossing Powder

I say this every time, but play along and post your creations here too so I make sure I see them! :) Have fun! It's fun to break out of your color shell! :)

Club Project #2

This was the second project we did at club this month. I got this card from SCS by stampinjules951. I loved it...so just changed the designer series paper and colors. It's actually very similar to the other strip card I made just a few posts ago. I actually didn't end up doing the Wild Wasabi ink distressing around the white. I liked it better without. But I happened to take a picture of it with, so I guess you get to see that! All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: All Holiday, Background Basics
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue
Card Stock: Brilliant Blue, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Jersey Shore DSP, Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hey Club gals again...

So tomorrow is club day again, and I am posting one of our projects that we're making. This is a tag accordion mini scrapbook/card. Not the best pictures, I'll try to take better ones later.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Jersey Shore Thanks...


I was prepping for my next class using Jersey Shore paper (I'll be posting that soon, no worries) and had a few strips left over. So I thought I'd put a card together real quick. This didn't turn out how I pictured in my head, but it is what it is. :) But just wanted to give an idea on what you can do with all those left over strips. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Faux Buttons...

Ok...so I haven't had a ton of time to make a bunch of new stuff in my stamping room lately. My downline, Kristine, and I are doing a booth at the Salt Lake City Farmer's Market. So any spare time I've had in my stamping room I have been using to try to get ready. Anyway: I wanted to share something new to my blog though...so here you go! This is a card I made a long time ago using "faux" buttons. They are oval and circle punches, then use a paper piercer to punch 2 small holes in the bottom, draw a line using my white gel pen, and voila! Faux button. Down the side, there is faux stitching as well. :) Enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Afternoon Tea Note Card Holder

I saw this fabulous project on Dannie's blog. I thought it was a FABULOUS idea. It is similar to something I have made before, but I loved the idea of just make postcard style cards. Makes it very simple to send a cute note in a lunch bag, in the mail, put in my husband's briefcase, etc, etc. So I had to make one using Afternoon Tea paper and the Live Your Dream stamp set. These go away after this month, so have to use it as much as I can! :) I LOVE that paper and stamp set! I'm sad that my pictures came out so crappy because it really is quite cute in real life. :) Enjoy! All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Live Your Dream
Ink: Groovy Guava, Old Olive Maker
Card Stock: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Accessories: Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White envelopes, White eyelets, Groovy Guava Double Stitched ribbon

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A few more Buds...

I guess I couldn't put down the Bud Basics stamp set. :) Splitcoast Stampers has a great tutorial today...Diagonal Double Pocket Card. When I saw it, I had to try one. And I've been in the mood for blue and brown. This is definitely NOT my fave card. I can't say I really like it right now. Maybe with time as I look at it more it will grow on me. I still thought I'd share it though. Enjoy!

Stamps: Bud Basics, Curvy Verses
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue Classic Ink
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Close to Cocoa Prints DSP, Earth Elements Buttons, Soft Subtle Buttons, Jumbo Eyelets, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Bud Basics Meets Spring Break

We made this card at the mass card making night before that big training I went to:

I love how it was folded, and I wanted to go home and try some myself. Well, I finally got around to doing it and came up with this card:


It actually was really fun to make. I love the Spring Break paper and I have always loved this Bud Basics stamp set. So I combined the two! I also used the Bud Basic Jumbo Wheel for the inside of the card. I thought it would be fun to write your message over that and then also have it peek through to the front of the card. Also, the 2 flowers are up on 1 dimensional, and the one flower in the center is up on double dimensionals to give it more dimension and height from the other two flowers. These are fun to do....try one yourself! :)


Stamps: Bud Basics, Basics Outline Jumbo Wheel, Forever in my Heart
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive Classic Ink
Card Stock: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Accessories: Spring Break DSP, Not Quite Navy brads, dimensinonals

Monday, June 2, 2008

It's been so long...

I'm SO SORRY that I haven't posted anything in FOREVER. From being out of town, to being sick, to throwing my daughter her 2nd Birthday party, to having ALL sorts of responsibilities fall in my lap at once....I just haven't been able to find time to post things!! Gasp! The horror...I KNOW! :) I'm deeply sorry and hope to resume to my normal schedule now. I just had a few moments to spend on making something tonight, so I just made a quick 4 1/4" square card. Can I tell you HOW MUCH I LOVE the Simply Scrappin' kits?! This card is made with leftover pieces from the accordion scrapbook I made my hubby for our anniversary posted HERE. It's AMAZING how much you can get out of one kit...and after all I've made (that whole scrapbook, a few cards, etc, etc.) I've only used 1/2 of the kit!!!! They just go so far it's amazing! I always feel like they multiply in the night when no one is in this room. Anyway: enough of that...they are amazing! If you haven't tried them...do so now! :) I hope you enjoy this card. Just a simple wedding one. It's that time of year, I guess! Hope you enjoy!