Sunday, January 30, 2011

Glittery Valentine Love...

Happy Valentine's Month...almost! : ) I really love Valentine's Day. The hearts, the pinks, the reds, the glitter, the love....it's just a fun holiday! Yesterday I went in my stamp room to start working on my club projects for the month.

Well...side note...my stamp room is a DISASTER these days. Not the normal disaster I make while creating...but a new kind. We have had some water leakage and...long story short cause I know you don't really care...a huge portion on the biggest wall in my stamp room is now down to studs. So EVERYTHING in my room is piled in the center of my room. Just boxes and boxes piled on top of each other. I could not work in there at all...didn't have any kind of path to even walk...until my hubby just cleared a space for me to at least move and work a bit. (Just have to dig through boxes to find anything.) Anyway...so was going to go work on my club projects (since I have club this week)...and got a bit distracted. I walked by this vase I had sitting on top of something and thought...hmmmm...I could make something fun with that. Well I LOVE when projects start out without any previous thought actually work out. :) I feel like this one did. I had NO idea what I was going to do...one thing lead to another...and here we go...

A bouquet of glittery hearts. I used that FABULOUS red glitter paper (if you haven't used this yet...you MUST! Seriously amazing stuff!!!), my Big Shot with the hearts and brackets die, and my heart punches to make the hearts. Then I attached them to strips of window sheets (both the thick and the medium weight...depending on the size of the heart), cut, crimped, and crumpled strips of cardstock...and VOILA! You have this project! :) Here is a close-up of the hearts (and I tried to get a good shot so you could see the window sheets as well since you normally don't see them well when it's just sitting there)...
And then I needed to add a bit more to it so used my Big Shot, Scallop #2 die, Hearts and Brackets die, Polka Dot embossing folder, and my Simple Alphabet letters and made this...
Again...LOVE that glitter paper! I tied it onto the Real Red striped ribbon bow tied around the vase with some Real Red 1/8" taffeta ribbon (LOVE that stuff too!!!). Oh...there is a large eyelet on the tag as well. And here is a side view so you can see the crumpled, crimped paper strips that are holding the heart strips in...
I had SO MUCH FUN making this! And now I have some more fun Valentine Decor to add to my house. (I actually have really loved making home decor lately...I NEVER seem to find things I love in stores and I am so thankful that I can just go to my stamp room and make things I love with my paper crafting supplies!!!) :) I hope you have enjoyed too! Thanks for visiting! Feel free to let me know what you think!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SALE-A-BRATION IS HERE!!!!!



Can you smell that?! Can you SMELL that excitement in the air?!?!? It's SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!!! What does this mean?!?! Well...it means LOTS to you!!!! :)

ORDERING: You will receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50.00 you spend (before shipping and tax)!!!!! You can pick anything out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog or you can choose a stamp set from the main catalog valued at $14.95 or less! SO MANY OPTIONS!!!!!

HOST: Host a workshop and receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $300 in workshop sales (before shipping and tax)!!!!! This is IN ADDITION to the already fabulous hostess benefits!!!!

JOIN: Sign up to join the Stampin' Up! family during Sale-A-Bration and receive a 15% discount on the STARTER KIT!!!! PLUS...you get a special Sale-A-Bration product bundle***...valued up to $50.00!!!!...in your kit for FREE!!!! (This makes the already fabulous valued Starter Kit (normally $175) just $148.75 plus tax...FREE SHIPPING!!!)

***Product Bundle includes: Color Coach, Something Special Simply Sent Kit (or any simply sent kit), Live, Laugh, Love stamp set (or any Simply Sent stamp set $12.95 or less), Heart to Heart Punch (or any punch $17.95 or less). Here is a picture of this fabulous stuff you get free for joining the AMAZING Stampin' Up! family!!!!...

So NOW are you EVEN MORE excited?!?! I hope so! :) I know I am!!! Let me know if you have any questions! And order 24/7 on my website: www.ashleyvancamp.stampinup.net or drop me an email.... designwithink@gmail.com Would love to help you with anything!!! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January Card Kits...

It's CARD KIT time again! I'm sorry that I haven't posted DECEMBER'S card kit yet, or January's! Well I am going to remedy that TODAY and post BOTH!!! You will have until JANUARY 28th to order ONE OR BOTH of these kits, and I will get them out to you about a week after that. :) And for those of you that haven't seen my card kit offerings before, you may be wondering WHAT IS A CARD KIT?!
Card Kits are the Stamping Classes that comes right to your door!

You'll receive the supplies to create SIX of EACH design - that means all of the consumable supplies that you need to create 12 cards total. You will also receive 2 additional full color samples of "alternative" cards that you can make with the combined contents of the kit! In addition, you'll receive detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to complete each of the 4 designs.

This month's card kit items are listed below, and
the price of the Card Kit is just $20 - that's less than $1.70 per card!!
On to the cards!!!! Here are the card kits that you can order this month...
JANUARY #1...

Special Offer for January #1!

Purchase the Card Kit and receive "I Heart Hearts" and the
Featured Accessory, "Antique Brads" at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($20) Includes:
  • Cut Cardstock Pieces
  • Cut Ribbon Pieces
  • 12 - Very Vanilla Envelopes
  • Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card
    designs using the kit pieces
Add-on Products:
  • Early Espresso Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • 2 ½” Circle Punch ($16.95)
  • Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch ($15.95)
  • Full Heart Punch ($16.95)
  • Stampin’ Sponges ($3.50)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set ($36.95)
  • I Heart Hearts Stamp Set: Wood - ($26.95) $21.56* Clear - ($18.95) $15.16* with the purchase of the Card Kit.
  • Antique Brads ($5.95) $4.76* with the purchase of the Card Kit

    Other Optional Purchases:
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)
  • Mat Pack ($9.95)
  • Paper Piercer ($3.50)

*Regular tax and shipping amounts apply

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! There is a $3.50 shipping charge for the first kit or it's just $5.00 shipping for both!!!

JANUARY #2...

Special Offer for January #2!

Purchase the Card Kit and receive the, featured stamp set “Awash with Flowers” and the Featured Accessory, “Subtles Brads” at 20% off!

The Card Kit ($20) Includes:
  • Cut Cardstock Pieces
  • Cut Ribbon Pieces
  • 12 – Whisper White Envelopes
  • Step by Step Instructions to complete 4 different card designs using the kit pieces

    Add-on Products:
  • Certainly Celery Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Pretty in Pink Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • So Saffron Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Basic Black Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Marina Mist Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Perfect Plum Classic Ink ($5.95)
  • Crystal Effects ($6.25)
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glitter ($4.50)
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set ($36.95)
  • Awash with Flowers Stamp Set: Wood - ($39.95) $31.96* Clear - ($27.95) $22.36* with the purchase of the Card Kit.
  • Subtles Brads ($6.95) $5.56 with the purchase of the Card Kit

    Other Optional Purchases:
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals ($3.95)
  • SNAIL Adhesive ($6.95)
  • Bone Folder ($6.95)
  • Paper Snips ($9.95)
  • Mat Pack ($9.95)
  • Paper Piercer ($3.50)

*Regular tax and shipping amounts apply

Please Note: I am glad to ship kits directly to you! There is a $3.50 shipping charge for the first kit or it's just $5.00 shipping for both!!!

So what so you need to create the kits? See the list under each card kit option for add-on items that were used to create the cards in this kit. If you already have everything--just buy the card kit and you are ready to create!

If you don't have everything--place a product order with your kit (don't forget about the discount on the "featured products!")

Or--you can use the card kit to create your own designs using other stamps and inks that you already have--the choice is yours!

REMEMBER...you have until JANUARY 28th to order EITHER OR BOTH card kit!!! I will ship the kits out approximately one week from then.

Call or email me today to order or if you have any questions:

Ashley Van Camp

801.404.1394

designwithink@gmail.com

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Backtracking A Bit...

I know...I know...Christmas is over. But I forgot to show you these pictures during the Christmas holiday, and you could easily switch this project around for any holiday. So I hope you can still find inspiration from this project.

I have a plate rack in my kitchen (as I am sure lots of you do) and I love decorating it for the holidays. This year I could NOT find any plates that I really loved to hang there. So I thought...WHAT AM I DOING? I will make my own! :) I did have these red plates and then I took a white square plate and did this with it...

I added some cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and a WONDERFUL Decor Element! And of course...what project would be complete without a button somewhere?! :) So added one of those also. (Can I even tell you HOW MUCH I love the JUMBO buttons that are now offered. There are NEW COLORS of them in the NEW MINI!!! :) ) Here is a close up of the button...
And then here is a picture of the whole plate rack...
I had a lot of fun with this one. Will have to show you the Valentine's display soon! :) Hope you enjoyed this backtracking post! And thanks for visiting!!!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

January Club Projects...

Bad Blogger Ashley!!!! I know....I know. What can I say? Crazy holiday, fun family time, and just lots going on. Plus....I don't think I have announced this yet. I know a lot of you probably know this already but since I haven't made a general announcement on my blog....I AM PREGNANT!!! 30 weeks along. So only 1o to go! If you don't already know that I am pregnant...my pregnancy will fly by for you. :) Anyway...that's a big reason why lately I have not been the best blogger. Just not enough "good hours" in the day for me. (I am pretty sick the whole time and such.) So sorry for my lack in posts! But this one is a good one. :) (I hope you think so anyway!!!) It's.....VALENTINE'S PROJECTS!!!! These are what we did for club this month. The card we did...
HOW MUCH FUN!!! We used the "Lots of Love" Letterpress plates and let me tell you...they are FABULOUS!!! This was the first time that I used this, and it actually debosses the love words in the background. I am in love. Here we inked up the plate with VersaMark ink and then ran it through the Big Shot with Crumb Cake cardstock. You can use any color Craft ink with them, but I LOVE the tone on tone the VersaMark gives. Here is a close-up that hopefully you can see the debossing a bit better...
You can also tell from the edge that we used the Pinking Hearts border punch...which I LOVE LOVE!!! :) And the RED GLITTER PAPER!!! Really....does it get any better?!?! Pre-glittered paper that doesn't make a big mess when you cut it or punch it. TOO much fun!!!! :)

Here is the 3-D project that we did. It's a little candy purse....

Here it is opened...
With the candy inside...

This was such an easy project that would be great to make for anyone you need a little Valentine treat for. They go together so fast. It was a 9x4 piece of Designer Series Paper (and then I added some cardstock to the inside for a bit more stability) just scored a few places...1/2" on the 4" side and then 2, 2 1/2", 5 1/2", and 6" on the 9" side. Just cut your slits to form the box, adhere together...and you are done! So easy and so much fun!
Hope you enjoy these projects! Thanks for visiting! (If anyone still is!!!! :) )