Saturday, March 31, 2012

LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!!!

Although today is a sad day cause it's the last day of Sale-A-Bration...I am going to share a HAPPY day card with you. But remember...you have until tonight to get any final Sale-A-Bration orders in or sign up to be a demonstrator at an INCREDIBLE deal!!! (Just $125.00 to sign up and get over $300 worth of stuff!!! AND...you would get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper OR Digital Download EVERY MONTH TILL THE END OF THE YEAR!!!!) Click HERE to place your orders or sign up to be a demonstrator! Email me with ANY questions you have! designwithink@gmail.com I will get back to you quick!

On to the card...
Yes...it's another "Circles Galore" card! I did the same thing here as the card on the previous post (click on "Circles Galore" to see the last card) but this time I used all the same pattern of Designer Paper. Isn't as big of an impact as the other card...but adds a little more fun detail. I love the look using different Designer Papers, but also loving it with the same pattern! Here is a bit of a close-up...
And then the flower is done with the Blossom Punch in the mini catalog. I cut slits in the petals for a little more detail. I used the white gel pen also to add some details. Love what it adds to the card. And swiped all edges on Chocolate Chip ink pad to make everything pop a bit more. The leaves are cut with a circle punch. You punch a big circle and then stick the punched circle back into the punch just 1/2 way to make the oval-leafy shape. Then here is flag with the sentiment with that amazing pleated ribbon!!! Can you get enough of that fabulous-ness? I know I can't!!! :)
I hope you enjoy this card! All the Designer Paper is again from the hostess pack...Cheerful Treat. Don't miss out on Sale-A-Bration!!!!! Thanks for visiting!!!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Sale-A-Bration Almost Over...

SAD times that Sale-A-Bration is almost over!!! :( I hate when this time of the stampin' year is done! But you still have today and tomorrow to get any last minute orders in and earn some FABULOUS products FREE!!! Click HERE to see the brochure! Earn anything in there FREE!!! I wanted to share a few samples with you using some Sale-A-Bration exclusive products. These were cards I received when I did a swap a few months ago. I am just so lucky to get such cute things in the mail! :) I did NOT make these cards! Just wanted to share with you!!! Here they are...



Aren't they so much fun?! I love them all! I received a lot of other cute cards in that swap...but those will have to wait for another day! Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoy!!!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

You Make My Whole Face Smile...

So I have said this a few times but I just LOVE the sentiment on this card. Again..it's from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set, "Sprinkled Expressions." It's just so much fun!!! Here is the card...
LinkI had a lot of fun with this. AGAIN...using the Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper that is in the hostess section of the catalog. And using the colors that go with that...mainly Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, and Concord Crush. I also used the fun Paper Flowers that are in the Accessories section of the main Stampin' Up! catalog. And what is that border stamp that is on the sides of the Melon Mambo Designer Paper piece?! Well that is from the "In Stitches" wheel that I unmounted like I showed you in THIS post. I stamped it in Early Espresso and then the white parts colored in are done with my White Gel Pen. I also added some dots to my flower with the white gel pen...
Hope you enjoy this card! Thanks for visiting!!!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Petite Pocket Treats Continued...

A little bit ago I shared with you my March Club Projects. (Click on March Club Projects to see what I am talking about if you missed it.) Well...I LOVED making the treat pouches from the Petite Pocket die...so I made some more! These are made with the same Cheerful Treat Hostess Designer Series Paper (and you don't HAVE to be an actual "hostess" to get this! If your own personal order is $150 or more...YOU can pick out at least another FREE $25 of merchandise!) that I have been using all week. These are much brighter than my club ones. Here are the two I did...
Aren't they fun?! :) They are basically the same...just the focal image is different. So here is the first one...
They are so easy to make. Just cut out your Petite Pocket with your Big Shot and die. Then adhere it together, without folding the top down. Then decorate and fill! Gift cards even fit in these! :) YAY! Anyway...I love this stamp set that is the mini. Bordering Romance or something like that. (Can't remember at the moment.) I just stamped on Pink Pirouette and colored with coordinating markers. (Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush, Pink Pirouette) I think added highlights with my fab white gel pen! I love how it makes everything pop! I also stamped a background on the actual Petite Pocket. AND OF COURSE used my color spritzer! Here is a close up of the focal point...

Love the banner hanging off also! Hope you like that one.

On to the second...
This focal point I just stamped, colored (using same colors as first one), and added details with white gel pen. Then did a little ruffling with the FABULOUS Concord Crush ribbon. And adhered it to the pocket. Here is a close-up...
Hope you enjoy!!! Thanks SO MUCH for visiting!!!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Circles Galore...

Today I have a card for you that was super fun to make. It was created with lots of circle punches! First you need to see the card...

Isn't it fun?! I had lots of fun making it! I punched out lots of circles from the Cheerful Treat paper. I LOVE buying paper in sets! SO many fun and coordinating images! Easy peasy...I don't have to think through it at all! I just punched out all my circles then swiped them all with my Concord Crush ink pad. (This just helps them all pop a bit more.) Then I layered them onto a piece of cardstock cut to the size I wanted it on my card. As I was adhering...circles were going over edges and such. That doesn't matter while you are layering. Then once you have it all together how you want it...I just cut off the circles that were hanging over the edges. Then just adhered it to my card (after I stamped my Pink Pirouette card base with the "Netting" background stamp. I LOVE LOVE this! It's a must have!). Then added the other elements. Here is a close-up of some of the circles...Isn't it fun seeing all the different colors and patterns! I LOVE that Concord Crush ribbon as well!! Then have to use this stamp set again...
The Sprinkled Expressions stamp set is the best! You have until Saturday to earn this FREE! Who wouldn't LOVE to get a card that says, "You make my whole face smile."?!?! Link I LOVE it!!! The image was stamped then punched with the 2 1/2" Circle punch. The scallop behind it is the scallop circle from the Pennant die. Sorry...it's not a punch! :) Then I splattered everything with my Color Spritzer tool and my Pink Pirouette marker.

I hope you enjoy this card! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it! :)

Thanks for visiting!!!! Don't forget to place your last minute Sale-A-Bration orders!!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Quick and Easy Treat Cup...

Another project I made awhile ago using the Cheerful Treat Hostess Designer Series Paper and the Sprinkled Expressions Sale-A-Bration stamp set. LOVE both of these items!!!! And whenever you need a quick and easy gift for someone...make this origami treat cup! SO EASY!

You could do this with pretty much any sized square paper...I would suggest not using anything smaller than 6"x6" though. This one is made with an 8"x8" square. I should of taken pictures of the process but all you do is fold the square in half diagonally...so that you make a triangle. Then put the fattest point at top, and fold one of the side points in about 3/4 of the way to the other point. Then fold the other one in. Last thing to do is just fold the front top down...over the two points to secure. You don't even need to adhere anything! It really is easy. Don't know if that made sense, but hopefully it did! Here is a pic of the candy out of the treat cup...
You could fill the cup with anything really. Even a gift card would fit in this. Fun gift for a teacher! Here is a close-up of the detail...
And then the candy I just put in a medium cello bag...folded it in half...and then tied it closed with ribbon. Then added the fun focal point...Hope you enjoy! If you have never made these...try it! They are easy and so much fun!!!! Thanks for visiting!!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cheerful Sprinkled Expressions Treat Therapy...

Weird title...huh?! Well....it comes from the Designer Series Paper (Cheerful Treat...located in the Hostess section of the catalog) I used on this card set. It also comes from the stamp set (Sprinkled Expressions Sale-A-Bration set. You have until Saturday to earn this stamp set for FREE!!!!) that I used. And then I made this card set when I was having some "Stamping Therapy" time. Yes...I use stamping as my therapy. I will just sometimes tell my hubby..."sorry...I NEED!!! to stamp so headed to my room." I know I am not the only one that does that! :)

Anyway...I am having a fun time lately picking out a few supplies and using just those on many different types of projects. I did this with all the Sweet Shoppe projects I posted a few weeks ago. Well this time I used lots of the "Cheerful Treat" Designer Series Paper. The first project I am sharing with you that I created during this "therapy" time is a fun card set. These cards are all 3"x6". I LOVE this card size! And they fit perfectly in our "Open End Envelopes." And the cards all have the same layout. Just different patterns of paper and different stamps from the stamp set. Then they are all put in a clear box I found in my stash of stuff. :)

Here is the card set all packaged up ready to be given.

I actually added some Designer Paper to the back of the clear box, added my cards (there are three with coordinating envelopes), and then tied some coordinating ribbon around the box to complete. I could add a fun tag also. I should of done that. Oops...will do that before I give this away. :) But here is the package all wrapped up WITHOUT the ribbon...
So there you can see the first card in the set. I made one card with each of the stamps and it's coordinating greeting. This stamp set is SO easy and FUN to use! I love it! I did the "Rock and Roll" technique on all the main images. The heart is done with Regal Rose and Melon Mambo. The flower is done with Perfect Plum and Concord Crush. Then the star is done with Pear Pizzazz and Lucky Limeade. Now...what is "Rock and Roll" technique. I know I have explained this before so sorry for the repeat for those that know. Some probably missed that post so here you go! Rock and Roll technique is where you first ink up your stamp in the lightest color ink you are using. Then you take your darker ink and just "roll" the edges of your stamp in that ink color. So...for the heart...I inked the heart image completely in Regal Rose ink. Then I got my Melon Mambo pad and just rolled the heart edges in that ink pad and stamped. You will see what I mean in some close-up photos I show you below. :)


Here is a pic of all the cards and envelopes together...
Aren't they FUN?! SO bright and cheery!!! LOVE LOVE them. Now here is the close-up of the heart so you can see the "rock and roll" technique. Also...you can see the Pink Pirouette splatter I did on the white part of the card with my (OF COURSE!!!) Spritzer tool and Pink Pirouette marker...
But don't you love the detail that rock and roll technique gives?! I actually stamped each image twice. Once directly on the white part of the card. Then again on scratch white so I could cut it out and pop up on dimensionals for some dimension. Here is a side-view...
And then...HELLO! You may want to see each card separately. So here is the heart card...

And the flower card...
(Don't you LOVE that sentiment?!! I know I do!!! And you will see it on a future project. : ) "You make my whole face smile." LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :) )

And then the star card...
I should give this card to some other stay-at-home mom's I know. Have the "You did it! Congratulations" just mean that you made it through another day being a stay-at-home mommy! :) I don't know how you other stay-at-home mommies feel...but geez! It's a TOUGH job!!!! When I worked before I had kids...my life was MUCH easier! (Not to say that it isn't TOUGH to be a mommy AND have a career....that is tough I AM SURE also!!!! So maybe I should just say...ANY mommy deserves this card! No matter what your circumstances are or how old your kids are!!!! I don't know HOW I am going to get through the older ages when I can't have my kids around me all the time!!!! UGH!!!! Ok....not the time to have therapy right now. :) )

And just so you can see the box all empty... I just adhered that Designer Paper to it to give the fabulous clear box a little pop!!!!

Hope you enjoy!!! Thanks so much for visiting!!! I really hope you got some inspiration from this project! Let me know if you have any questions!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Swap Card Fun...

I signed up for a swap awhile ago that was filled with fabulous stampers! :) I LOVE swapping and getting all sorts of fresh ideas! But I realized I haven't shown you the card I made for the swap yet! And it's using some FUN Sale-A-Bration items! So if you haven't earned these yet...you may just need to place some last minute orders to make sure you get them! I used the Fresh Vintage stamp set, the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, and then the ribbon and brad pack. Here is the card I made...

Pretty fun, right?! There is a fun punch-out on the front. Here is a top view so you can see it better...
And the inside...Here is a close-up of the front...don't you just LOVE LOVE LOVE that pleated ribbon?! Delish! :)


And then a side view...I hope you enjoy this card! Thanks for visiting!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

First Birthday...Part 3

Well here is the kitchen area of the party. Starting with the food table. (The most important...right?!) I just LOVE how I could incorporate so many items of my Stampin' Up stash into this party! I spent more time in my stamp room prepping for this party than I have in a long time! It was great to have an excuse to get in there! :) So here is the last bit of the party...

We brought up two doors that we weren't using to make the backdrop. I just hung fabric over both sides of the door to bring in some more splashes of sunshine. Then I used the wonderful Big Shot and the Pennant Die to make the pennants. They were really pretty quick and VERY easy to make! A fun way to bring in the colors of the party. We did picnic food for the party. Lunch meats platters, pasta salad, homemade mac and cheese (didn't make it on the table before I took a pic), spinach/strawberry salad, etc. It all tasted yummy...if I do say so myself! And then I am KICKING myself because I didn't get a picture of the cake!!!!! I did get a pic of Madi's "smash" cake, but not the big one that fed everyone else! Bummer. Oh well. It had a big sun on it. :) And here is a close-up of the pennants...And here is one of my fave things that I made that I will for sure keep. It's her "you are my sunshine" ribbon/fabric balls...
I found this big glass container that was just perfect! Then just took a ton of ribbon out of my stash and went to town. I even used some fabric on one or two of them. These are quick and easy to make as well....for any event you need them for! Then I tied that AMAZING striped ribbon around the glass container and made a fun tag with the Framelits Labels die. This was so much fun to make. Here is a bit of a close-up...
I LOVE these and I am sure this will end up in my daughters room. :)

Here are just some shots of the food table. Nothing really crafty. I could of done a lot more...but I felt I had done enough. :) Or more so...ran out of what we call "time!" :)

For drinks we had some sunny lemonade and some Capri-SUNS! :) (Couldn't resist!) And then had a few different types of candy's in the appropriate colors. Yes...my dad even picked out all the brown Reese's Pieces so we only had the ones that matched. :) So here is the Drink/Candy Bar...
And don't you LOVE that FUN and SUNNY balloon?!?!? LOVED IT! There are also some yellow and orange balloons but you kinda can't see those in this shot. :) And I should of decorated the clear cups with some paper or something...but just had the clear cups out there so they could have something to put their candy in. Hope you have enjoyed! Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

First Birthday...Part 2

Just a bit more of the decor for you. Here is the stairway...
So could of done a LOT more with this. But...the poof balls and sun banner were going to have to be enough. :) I love making these tissue paper balls for parties because it is such an easy and inexpensive way to bring in the colors of the party. However...I need more practice because mine leave a lot to be desired. :) But they get the job done! And here is a close-up of the sun banner...


Making this was really easy! The way it went fast was I used the Multi-Purpose Adhesive sheets. It's item #120805 and I think it is easily overlooked. But it's AMAZING stuff! You get 12-12"x12" sheets. So all I did was put a whole adhesive sheet onto a Designer Series Paper sheet and now I have an instant sticker sheet! I just punched out my scallops (And you could easily roll through Big Shot) and then I have one scallop on the front and another on the back. Just sandwich the Baker's Twine in the middle of the scallops...and it's a BREEZE to put this together! I think added the punched out circles to my suns (I know it's kinda flower-y looking..but they are suppose to be suns! :) ) and adhered them with dimensionals. Would be so easy to do with hearts for Valentine's Day, or any other punched shape for any holiday!!!

Here is my fireplace. These are so not great pictures! I was in a hurry to get some taken before everyone got here. And I have a window on each side of my fireplace. I shut my shutters, but it still created quite the glare in these photos. Then when I took the close-up's...I don't think I had my macro setting on so they are blurry. SORRY! If you have ever thrown a party you know how CRAZY those last few mins are. :) I did my best! :) But alas...here is the fireplace...

I have to admit that I LOVE this!!! I really wanted to display pics of my daughter from the last 12 months. This is finally how I figured out how to do it. I just printed 4x6 photos...one from each month...and strung them all in a banner. Tied them on to the candlesticks and put them on the ends of my mantle. Then added another tissue poof ball. Made some Rosettes (with the NEW Rosette die...I am in LOVE!!! SO EASY to put together! And LOVE how the pinking end looked sunny! :) ) to add to it. And then....the candles I have are normally green and then the blue of that vase thing at the end of my mantle. It was bugging me but I didn't buy the right colored candles. SO...I covered them with coordinating scrapbook paper! Easy way to cover up my eye sore! :) Here are a few up-close pics...
The rosettes were actually made to look somewhat like the party invite. Again...will have to show you those later! :) And then the banner... (SORRY so blurry!!!!)
I loved how easy it was to add the numbers of whatever month it was in the corner with my BIG SHOT!!! I use this thing WAY too much!! It's probably time to get another. :)

Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed!!!!