Friday, February 28, 2014

FREE MARKERS!!! MONTHLY FUN!!

How would you like the chance to get FREE MARKERS?  How would you like a month creative escape sent right to your door?!  Well, I've got BOTH for you!  

I know I have talked about My Paper Pumpkin before in THIS POST.  Well Stampin' Up! has this sweet deal!  If you sign up before March 31st, you get a FREE package of the 2012-2014 In Color markers!  SWEET!  And then you will get a FUN monthly project sent right to your door!  Exclusive products and stamps!  Ink!  Everything you need (except standard adhesive) to create amazing projects.

***BONUS!  Become a subscriber and choose me as your demonstrator and receive access to an EXCLUSIVE AND PRIVATE blog just for My Paper Pumpkin projects!  Every month AT LEAST FIVE fresh ideas are posted to this website showcasing the stamps that come with our projects.***

Just CLICK HERE to subscribe!  Or feel free to contact me with ANY questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

The first kit you receive will be the "Welcome kit".  It is shown above in the "FREE MARKERS" image.  I LOVE the stamps this kit comes with!  And I just wanted to show you a card that I made using these stamps...after my original cards that came with the kit were completed...


Cute, right?!  I hope you think so!  I love this card layout!  

Then I wanted to show you a sample of something that is posted on the EXCLUSIVE blog.  February's kit was a super fun gift bag set.  5 VERY HIGH QUALITY Kraft gift bags with these fun circle stamps.  You can decorate the bag with letters the kit came with to make a banner across the bag.  Here is a photo of one of the bags that came with the kit...
Cute, right?!  Well this is what I did with the stamps after the bags were completed...

Both of the circle stamps that came with the kit are about 1 3/4" in diameter.  But for this card I just stamped the Calypso Coral onto some paper and then punched out using different sized circles.  So you could use these circle stamps for any punch smaller than the 1 3/4" diameter to get a fun design on the punched image.  LOVE LOVE LOVE the possibility of the stamps in this kit!  

Here are a few more close-up's of this card.  Again...just one of the samples you will see on the EXCLUSIVE blog you would have access to for being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber through me.  



And have to say...don't you love the colors on this card?!  I ended up with this color combo because these are the colors for my brother's weddings.  I will be doing some decoration for the family dinner the night before the wedding and I needed to start playing around with the colors his sweet bride has picked.  Worked out great for this card!  

Anyway...I have such a blast with my Paper Pumpkin kits each month.  I would LOVE to have you be a member as well!  So again...feel free to sign up by just CLICKING HERE or email me at designwithink@gmail.com for my information.  

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!    

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Love Wreath...

Guess I didn't share this in time for Valentine's Day...but I still need to share!  Cause you could make this for any holiday/occasion that you needed it for.  First up...here is the wreath...
Kinda fun, huh?  Banners are all the rage right now and I have to admit...I LOVE this trend!  It's my fave!  So I went with the whole banner thing on this wreath.  Here are a few up-close pics...


The banner is made with the DELICIOUS Burlap Ribbon in the Occasions Mini catalog.  Have to admit...I have gone through a few of these rolls already.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff!  It's fantastic!  The hearts are punched from the Silver Glimmer paper.  Yes...same thing as the Burlap ribbon...have gone through quite a few packs of this paper.  I LOVE the fun shimmer it brings to any project!

These flowers are made with the new Spiral Flower Die that is in the Occasions catalog.  These were a BREEZE to make...thanks to that die!  Then I just made a few ribbon loops with the fun Chevron ribbon in the catalog for some leaves.  

All in all...I love coming home to see this fun wreath on my door!  
***TIP:  I got the ribbon for the actual wreath and the pink ribbon that the wreath hangs with...from the Clearance Rack!  Go to my website:  www.ashleyvancamp.stampinup.net to shop!  It's a GREAT place to stock up on stuff like this for all your crafting needs!  

Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy this project!  Be creative today!  It's does a body (and soul!!!) good!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

February Club Project...

So I shared the February Club Card yesterday.  You can check out that post HERE.  Today I am going to share the project we made in club this month.  Club is a monthly gathering where we make two projects....we always do a card and a 3D project.  If you are interested in hearing about how club works and maybe joining this fun group (who can say no to getting TWO FREE projects a month?!)...just email me at designwithink@gmail.com and I can let you know all about it.

On to the project.  We made this fun Post-It Holder....

Who wouldn't want this sitting on their desk?!  :)  I LOVE this year's Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper!  (You can early this FREE with a $50 order!!!)  It's so fun and cheery!  This project uses quite a few of the patterns...six of the 12 to be precise.  Then how about that glimmer Starburst made with the Starburst framelits?!  LOVE!  And that fun greeting stamp...that is a Sale-A-Bration set as well!  SO MUCH FUN!

Here are a few more close-up's...

I love how adding a little paper piercing around the circle makes such a fun difference.  And it's so easy when you use the Paper Piercing templates found in the main catalog.

Here's a better view of how the Post-It folder is sitting...
I hope you enjoy this project!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!  Have a great day!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

February Club Card...

Love my monthly club group that I have!  We always make two fun projects, a card and a 3D item.  (Email me at designwithink@gmail.com for more info on how you can be a part of club and get TWO FREE projects a month!)

I will start tonight by sharing with you the club card we made this month!
This is a very similar card to one Shelli (owner of Stampin' Up!) showed on stage when I went to Leadership this past January.  I just made a few changes.  This card uses lots of Sale-A-Bration products.  The embossing folder, the Banner Blast stamp set, and the Banner punch are all Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn FREE with a $50 order!  We also used the Envelope Liner Framelits to make the coordinating envelope.  LOVE those things!  Makes is SO EASY to have a fun envelope to coordinate with your card.

Here are a few close-ups of the details of the card...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the banners!  The colors are the 2012-2014 In Colors with a Crumb Cake card base.  LOVE using all 5 of these trendy colors. They look great together!  And with all the fun banners...just can't get enough!  
Hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a great day!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Envelope Treat Holder...

I have to share this fun project with you today!  I LOVE the Envelope Punch Board!  So much fun to make...well...envelopes!  :)  It's so easy to make coordinating envelopes for your cards.  HOWEVER...you can also use it for SO MUCH MORE!  Here is a little treat holder I made with it...

Cute, right?!  I made a little tag to go inside so you could write a note to whomever you were giving this to.  This project is SO EASY.  Just make an envelope but just adhere 3 sides together.  Don't score or adhere the 4th part...and that will be the flap that you keep open to put your treat inside.

Here is a close-up pic of the details...

I LOVE the Sale-A-Bration paper that you can earn FREE with a qualifying order!  Just click HERE to see the brochure.  (You have until March 31st to get FREE stuff!)  The blossom stamped I used on the Pistachio Pudding greeting is also in the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  TOO MUCH FUN!

Here are a few more pics so you can see all the pieces...




Hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Quick Valentine/Anytime Treat...

Today I am sharing with you something I did for Valentine's Day.  HOWEVER...this is just a very quick and simple project that you could do for ANY Occasion.  I wanted to take a treat to a widow in my neighborhood.  She is the SWEETEST and most AMAZING woman and I just wanted to let her know I was thinking about her.  I had these amazingly yummy chocolate dipped heart cookies (thank you Costco bakery!) but didn't want to just put them on a plate.  So I just packaged them in a cello, tied with ribbon (ALWAYS check the Clearance Rack!  I stock up so I can use for purposes like this! Head to my website...www.ashleyvancamp.stampinup.net to check it out!), and made a cute tag.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the big tag image in the Chalk Talk stamp set.  Then just use the coordinating Chalk Talk Framelits to cut it out and VOILA!  A beautiful tag in seconds!  I added just a few punched hearts and a button with some twine.  Easy, peasy, and let someone know you were thinking of them!  Here is the treat...


A close up of just the tag...


Not sure it gets much simpler or cuter.  :)  Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! Classroom Style!

I LOVE Valentine's Day!  Pink everywhere...does it get any better?!  :)  Glitter is more than appropriate for any decoration/project...it DEFINITELY doesn't get any better!  Reasons to stamp and make fun treats for loved ones...ummm, yeah...am I selling you on this holiday yet?!  :)  A celebration of LOVE...yeah...this holiday rocks! :)

I have to share with you the fun box I made for my daughter to collect her Valentine's in.  Before I tell you all about it though, let me show you the box...

Are you IN LOVE?!  :)  I saw this idea on Pinterest and just made a few changes to make it our own. The box is a cereal box I just cut the top from.  (So it's just an open hole at top.  You can seal the box and cut around 3 sides of the box to make it open and close but I didn't want a seam in the box.)  I used the new Starburst Framelits and circle punches for the eyes.  The nose is the heart punch.  The wings are just cut freehand, then embossed with the new Sale-A-Bration dots embossing folder.  The scallops for his belly are done with the Tasteful Trim Big Shot die.  Then if you can see her glittery feet...they are made with the heart framelits and Glimmer Paper!  SO MUCH FUN!  I love that bow in her hair also.  My daughter was BEYOND thrilled when I gave this to her.  Ideally...I wanted her to make it with me.  But we are completely out of time (she's a busy girl!) so I just had to whip it out.  And next time we start earlier and work together on it! :)

I hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

Thanks so much for visiting!  As always...contact me at designwithink@gmail.com with any questions!

Monday, February 10, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin...

Paper Pumpkin is such an amazing thing!  I LOVE Paper Pumpkin!  What is it...you ask?  It is a monthly subscription service that brings a FUN 30-minute creative escape RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR!  It can be cards, mini albums. gift packaging, home decor, etc, etc.  

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Every month you get a box full of all the goodies you need to create that month's project.  There are always new stamps! Inks! And then your SURPRISE craft!  I look forward to my bright orange box coming in my mail every month!  It's too much fun!  And it's a great deal!  Just $19.95 a month.  That price includes the shipping!  

Here are pics from the January Kit...

It was 4 BEAUTIFUL, high-quality cards and envelopes.  This month even had a FREE GIFT!  A whole package of the new In Color Boutique Details!  BONUS!  Here are the cards...




FUN!  Huh?!  It came with doilies, lots of fun embellishment stickers, these fabulous card bases, etc, etc.  

After you are done making the cards...you still have the stamps and ink!  Here is a card I made with some of the stamps from the kit...

Love that little heart word bubble!  SO CUTE!  

There is SO MUCH versatility with these kits.  So if you are new to stamping/crafting...these are for you!  If you have been stamping/crafting for a long time...these are for you!  Great kits for anyone!  

And I have an extra BONUS for you!  When you sign up for Paper Pumpkin, and choose me as your demonstrator, you will have access to a PRIVATE blog where lots of fresh ideas for the kits are posted each month!  

Just CLICK HERE to sign up! Or email me with any questions... designwithink@gmail.com.  

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Houston...We Do NOT Have A Problem!

I just have to share with you an event I went to in January.  It was Stampin' Up!'s Leadership Convention.  OH MY HEAVENS!  What a BLAST of a trip we had!  If you couldn't tell from my title...we went to Houston, TX.  :)  And seriously...LOVE that place!  LOVE the people I was with!  LOVE the company I was there for!  It was all in all...A-MA-ZING!  Let me share with you just a SMALL fraction of this trip (and you CAN be there with me!  Email me at designwithink@gmail.com if you are interested to know more!)...

First of all they SPOIL us!  Here is a pic of our BAG (they almost always do a bag and it is one of my most favorite parts!)...

 It's Smoky Slate gray, and check out that Chevron in the corner.  Here is the inside...
Just beautiful!  (And matches our new Arrow Embossing folder in the Occasions Catalog!)  There are also so many give aways, Prize Patrols, fun make and takes, etc.  I didn't get ANY pics of that...BUMMER!  But know we are beyond SPOILED!!!!

There also is a Manager's Reception night and for this one we went to the Aquarium.  Such an AMAZING aquarium!  They had a train that took you through a shark tunnel, so many beautiful exhibits, a place to touch sting rays, Stampin' Up! provided SO MUCH FOOD that we didn't even see it all, a personal welcome from a scuba guy when we first walked in, etc, etc.  They even had WHITE TIGERS!  (One of my fave things to see...even if I got a little up close and personal to one.  :) ) Here are some photos from this night...





There are also SUPER fun displays to see all around...






They even did a fun contest around the My Paper Pumpkin subscription stamp sets and other limited supplies.  This was the card I made...

AND one of the best parts is hanging with some of my FAVE peeps!  
I am so grateful to have the experiences I have had with Stampin' Up!  Traveling is so much fun!  I even got to see an amazing friend that I haven't seen in ages.  

It was SUCH an amazing trip!  THANK YOU Stampin' Up!!!



Monday, February 3, 2014

Gifting Fun!

Today I'm sharing a way for you to give a small gift to anyone you love and care about!  Now...this bag is Christmas themed.  Sorry I didn't share this back in December.  But this is still a fun idea that you can change the theme for and use any time of year!  

Here is the gift...

Love the banners, the ribbon rosette, etc, etc.  I snagged some of this ribbon from the Clearance Rack a little while ago.  LOVE that place!  (Just head to my website to check out what's on the Clearance Rack now!  There is always some fun stuff!) But my FAVORITE part of this bag are the embossed circles...
How fun are those?!  All I did was ink up a sponge dauber with my ink, and "stamp" onto the bag.  (Make sure you put a layer of cardboard or something heavy in the bag before doing this so it doesn't bleed to the other side.)  Then I added some Iridescent Ice embossing powder to the dots and heat set it.  SO FUN AND SPARKLY!  

Here is a side view...
Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!