Sunday, October 30, 2016

Popcorn Pinecones Joy...

Christmas is fast approaching.  I kinda can't believe it.  Here's a fun and quick gift packaging idea that you could make to wrap up any Holiday treats you give.  


I love the "Christmas Pines" bundle.  It comes with a fantastic stamp set and coordinating thinlits.  Love it tons!  I just made this simple tag by cutting out some thinlit pieces and then inking up part of one of the greetings.  


Add some circles from the Layering Circles Framelits and some Designer Series Paper and you're done!  

Colors: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold
Cardstock/PapersCherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Present & Pinecones Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
StampsChristmas Pines
ToolsLayering Circles Framelits, Pretty Pines Thinlits, Big Shot, Triple Banner Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Emerald Envy Baker's Twine, 1/8" Gold Ribbon


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

Friday, October 28, 2016

Loads of Love You...TGIFC - 79



It's that time again!  Yay!  What time...you may be asking?!  Why...it's TGIF Challenge time!!!  If you have never participated...go do it!  It's fun to try something new and change things up!  I know I get stuck in a rut with designing sometimes, so it's nice to try something new!  So... bottom line...go participate!!!  :-)

Here is the challenge for this week...

I love it!  Creating a project inspired by this fabulous designer....Krista...why yes please!!!  How fun is that?!  It was great for me because I'm starting to think ALL my projects look the same.  So...I just picked one of her projects, and re-made it using a different stamp set and accessories.  Fun to try something new!

On to my project...


Go to Krista blog's post HERE to check out her card that I CASE'd!!   

A few more detailed photos...


 Go visit the TGIF Challenge blog to read all about it and play along!! Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

Thanks for visiting!!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Spooky Fun = Gift Box Fun...

Sharing another quick project with the Spooky Fun stamp set again.  This time...we are making a gift box!  This is a super quick and easy treat box you can make....



This is made with the Clear Tiny Treat Box.  Have you seen those in the catalog?!  They are FABULOUS! They are 2" x 2" x 2" inches...so a fun size to put some treats in, but not too big that it is expensive to fill. Look how cute they are...


  This project was super easy to make with a little Designer Series Paper, a fun ghost image, and a fun greeting.  


ColorsPumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Stamps: Spooky Fun
Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Halloween Night Designer Series Paper,Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I hope you enjoy this project!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com  Are you all ready for Halloween?!?!  What else do you have to do?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Trick Or Treat With Some Spooky Fun...

Halloween is coming up!  Whoooo!  I love the cutesy side of Halloween (not so big on the freaky part...I scare super easy.  :-) ), and I love making fun Halloween projects.  I made this quick and simple card awhile ago, so it's probably time I share it!  


I love these little ghosts (from "Spooky Fun" stamp set)  Add a little Washi tape at the top, a little Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush on the ghosts (hard to photograph, but so pretty in real life), and you have a fun card!


ColorsPumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White Thick, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Spooky Fun
ToolsTriple Banner Punch
Accessories: Halloween Night Designer Washi Tape, Brights Sequins Assortment, Metallics Sequins Assortment, Halloween Night Baker's Twine



This card really was so fun and quick to make.  Hope you enjoy it! Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com  

Monday, October 24, 2016

A Little Gifting Fun...

Just a quick post tonight!  I spent the last week and a half in sunny California with my family...and we had a blast.  I meant to post while I was gone, but we just got too busy and were having so much fun...I just didn't get around to it.  Here are a few pics...

I'm playing catch up this week on some things, so I will be sharing lots!  First up...

I love giving Stampin' Up! gifts...cause I know how much fun they are to receive...but I especially love when they are packaged up all cute!  Here is a quick and easy packaging idea for a fun SNAIL adhesive...


I love seeing packages all in a fun group or container...


This is just a Glassine bag (the polka dot ones that were recently on the Clearance Rack) that I cut down the side seams just a bit, folded over, and stapled so that the SNAIL fit perfect without flopping around in the bag.

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


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

Friday, October 14, 2016

ANNOUNCMENT...Washi Love--TGIFC 77

GUESS WHAT???!?!??!?!!!!  I have something fun to tell you that I am so excited about!  I was asked to be a designer on the TGIF Design Team!  EEEEKKKK!  


I feel so honored to be asked to be apart of this amazing group of talented designers.  Every week there is a fun challenge (either using certain colors, a sketch, or a number of other fun things!)...and the design team come up with fun projects using the challenge to kick it all off!  So much fun!!!

Do you want to see the challenge for this week?!?!?!  Well...good cause I want to show you!  :-)

This week it is this fun sketch!  I love it because it's such a fun sketch to use for anything...a treat package, card, scrapbook page, home decor, etc!  Here is what I did with it...

I flipped the strips on this card and used the fabulous "Affectionately Yours" Washi Tape.  Swoon!  Love it!

Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Watermelon Wonder, Dapper Denim
Stamps: Sunshine Sayings
ToolsBig Shot,Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stapler
Accessories: Mini Staples, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Delicate White Doily


And...as a bonus...I made this same card with Crumb Cake cardstock to show you how you can switch it up.  I like the white better, but the Crumb Cake is still fun also.  What do you like?  Go check out the TGIF Challenge page for more information about TGIFC77 and play along!


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

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Flourish Thank You...

Do you ever get behind in life?!  :-)  I can't imagine I'm the only one that does.  Hee.  Well...a few weeks ago I needed to get caught up on some thank you's.  I guess I should finally share the card I whipped up to say thanks! 

I really love this card and all the little pieces.  Especially love the color combo!  Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Cucumber Crush. 

Isn't it fun that just a few elements can make a cute card?!  It really doesn't take much to put something together.  So hopefully this card will inspire you to get creative today...wherever that takes you!  :-)  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

And just because I think it's fun to see all the cards lined up, here is a shot of some of them...


Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, October 10, 2016

A Little Cookie Cutter Fun...

Probably my favorite thing in the Holiday Catalog is the fun Cookie Cutter fun!  There is a Cookie Cutter stamp set for BOTH Halloween/Fall AND Christmas/Winter!  And then a coordination PUNCh to punch it all out!  Check it out...



HOW CUTE!!!  Today I'm sharing just a few couple of projects using these products...

First up is a little "Thank You" I made for a workshop I did last month...



And just a close-up...


I colored in the little mummy with the Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush.  It's so sparkly and pretty in real life!  Love it!  And that bow....so fun!!!


Then here is the same tag done in a Christmas theme...


This was actually a little gift for my hostess...the fun Candy Cane Lane Washi tape and Baker's Twine!  Love both of these things!!!



Hope you enjoy!  It really is so quick and easy to make your gift giving a little more fancy!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.


Sunday, October 9, 2016

October Club Project...Double Sided Gift Box

I shared in THIS POST the fun card we made for club this month.  Today I am going to share the project we made!!!  What do you think?!...

It's a Double Sided Gift Box...here it is all filled up (chocolate on one side, decorated Hand Sanitizer on the other!)...


HOW FUN would these be as place settings on your Thanksgiving table?!!

So you can see it better...here is the box without anything in it...


"How did we make this?!"  you may be asking.  Well...it's super easy!  It's made from an overlooked item in the annual catalog...the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.  We adhered two together to make this fun double sided gift box...


ColorsMint Macaron, Rich Razzeleberry, Very Vanilla, Copper
Cardstock/PapersRich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Copper Foil, Petals & Paisley's Specialty Designer Series Paper
StampsPaisleys & Posies
ToolsBig Shot, Layering Oval Framelits, Paisley Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon, Clear Tiny Treat Boxes, Copper Embossing Folder



I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com  Would love to see you give this a try!!!  :-) 

Friday, October 7, 2016

October Club Card...

Just a quick post to share the club card we made at my club night this month.  Simple was the name of the game for this months card...


What do you think?  Even though it's simple and really quick to make, there are a lot of fun elements. I LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!  The "Sparkle" embossing folder.  You may overlook it, but it's such a fun design that goes with any card or project!

ColorsMint Macaron, Rich Razzeleberry, Whisper White, Gold
CardstockMint Macaron, Whisper White
StampsSuite Seasons (Holiday Catalog)
Tools: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, Sparkle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, Delicate White Doilies, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim Ribbon, Classy Designer Buttons, Linen Thread

Another "don't miss" product on this card is the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate!  I LOVE this stuff too!  So fun to use!  It is gold on one side and silver on the other!  So you can flip it around for whatever look you are going for!  Too much fun!


I love how all the elements work together to create a clean and simple (but pretty!) look!  I hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks for visiting and let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Suite Stampin' Success...Sept '16!

***LONG POST WARNING!!!*** (but it's a goodie!)

I just realized I haven't posted about this BIG demonstrator training event my friend and I did the beginning of September.  We have started doing these events twice a year.  They are SO MUCH FUN!  These events are so inspiring and uplifting...and I may even be so overcome while there that I cry.  Hee.  It's about time I share some of this meeting with you!  Want to see how much fun we have?!

First of all...look at this fun group...


Amazing group of people right here.  These were the attendees at this last session.  My heart was so full being with these amazing people!

First up....when they came in...they needed to check-in here...with our cute check-in helpers!


Who wouldn't feel welcomed by those smiling faces?!  :-) Here's a close-up of the welcome sign...


Now....we could just go with the sticky generic "Hello my name is..." name tags, right?!  Well not at this event!  I want everyone that comes to feel special and valued, BECAUSE THEY ARE!  And that starts with seeing their name like this...


How fun are these?! We even had two different versions...



So fun, right?!  It even lead to a funny moment between Wendy and I (the hosts of this event!) when we realized we were wearing the wrong name tags!...


We can get a little crazy during the day.  :-)

Now let me share some pictures of the room...

This was our "table side of the room...



I should of gotten a picture of the bigger view of the room.  And more up-close pictures of the tables. SORRY!  (But these days are a little crazy so I'm glad I took what I did!) There were about 10 tables set up just like this.  The center had a piece of Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, a pop-up trash bin, and scattered pines (cut out from the Pretty Pines Thinlits) around the pop-up bin.  Then each spot had a printed agenda for the day, decorated water bottle, and fun empty treat bag that they could take over to our popcorn bar!  (Keep scrolling to see that!!)

Here are the empty treat bags...



Then here was the make and take area of the room...




There are lots of fun stamping projects happening at this event!  :-)  And for our snack for the day, we did a Popcorn Bar with a bunch of mix-in's...







This event would be nothing but a pretty room without the FABULOUS people that were there!  So.....want to see some pics of some amazing people that were here?! (You also can get better views of the whole room too.  :-) ) Well, of course you do, right?!  :-)  Here you go...














Oh I love these people!  During the day, we also did a goal ornament to go with our theme.  After our FABULOUS speakers...we had everyone write a goal down and hang on our Christmas tree...




Oh...and here is a bit of a close-up of the themed banner for the event...





And I think that's a wrap!  What do you think?!  Want to join my team and come to one of these amazing events?!  Already a demonstrator and want to come to one?!  Just let me know and I can give you more details!  :-) Hope you enjoyed these pics and can use them for inspiration for your own crafting projects!  Let me know if you have any questions: designwithink@gmail.com.

Thanks for visiting!!