Friday, December 8, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 137: Celebrate the Season

I have a SUPER quick & fun project for you today for TGIF Challenge day!!!  First of all, check out the challenge...


LOVE this challenge!  This project came together so quick because the layout was done for me!  AND...I used a product that made the stripe part super easy.  😀  Then just folded it into a square and VOILA!  Striped square easy breezy!  😀  Want to see? ...


Colors: Pool Party, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Tags & Trimmings
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Striped Treat Bags, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Gold Binder Clips, Regals Enamel Shapes, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

What do you think?  'Tis the season for needing lots of gift wrapping options, right?!  I know I do so that's why I went with this idea for the challenge: 


You could even use this little focal point as a tag for any card/gift bag/etc that you may need this holiday season...
 

Hope you enjoy!  I would love to see what you make so head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG and participate! These challenges are so much fun!!! You will love this week's! 

Let me know if you have any questions or need help getting any fun Stampin' Up! supplies!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Merry Everything Decor...

My favorite saying in all of the holiday catalog comes from the "Ready for Christmas" stamp set.  (Which is ironic because I am no where NEAR ready this year!  Haha.)  It's the "A wish for everything merry" sentiment.  Oh how I love that and truly wish this for everyone all year long!  Wouldn't that be great if life was nothing but merry?!  😀

Anyway...I decided to make a home decor piece with this sentiment because I loved it so much.  Do you like using your Stampin' Up! supplies for home decor?  I LOVE it because I can make what I like, in the colors I like it.


Colors Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Gold
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Gold Glimmer Paper, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Ready for Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Christmas Staircase Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Pear Pizzazz 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Brights Enamel Shapes, 7/8" Striped Ribbon

What do you think?  This would be fun as a centerpiece for a table or placed on a fireplace mantle or anywhere! 

 You also could just use that "A wish..." idea and make it into a tag for your packages!  And have to admit...love that ribbon wand.  Was a fun way to bring in some texture.

I had a lot of fun making it!  Let me know if you make some holiday decor this year--would love to see it!  

Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Merry Music Christmas Leftover...

Just sharing an easy & fun Christmas card today ...


Colors Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Merry Little Labels (use marker to get just the Merry)
Tools: Big Shot, Holly Embossing Folder, Trim Your Stocking Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim

I LOVE the Merry Music Designer Paper in the Holiday Catalog.  It is so much fun and festive!  I had some extra pieces left over from the name tags I made for the last Suite Stampin' event I did.  Here's a pic of the name tags...

I decided to take some of the leftover pieces and make a card with it!  So fun, right?!  Such versatility with Stampin' Up! products!  I love all the elements...the fun gold glimmer snowflake, the foil snowflakes (flipped over so the vanilla side is showing), the ribbons..it just all makes me swoon!!!

And just saying again...I LOVE THIS PAPER!!!!  It's fantastic.  You probably need a pack for your holiday fun, so let me know if I can help get you some.  :-)

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Getting Spoiled at On Stage...

Not only does Stampin' Up! spoil us with prizes and gifts at On Stage...I also have friends that do the same thing!!!!  I wanted to do a quick post sharing all the fun gift I received from friends while I was there.  Seriously...HOW TALENTED are they??!


Look at all these fun treats!  Love them all...such clever ideas!!!

This was from on of our TGIF Design Team leaders...homemade cookies in a Mason jar...oh for cute!!!!

Check out this show-stopper card...

This is how it opens up....I mean serious...SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!


And look at this cute thing...

 This was from my upline and was filled with Stampin' Up! products, treats, and other goodies!  

These were from my roomies....SO SPOILED!!!! ....


And this is from a dear friend of mine, Daune, that I met at a Stampin' Up! event a few years ago.  We became fast friends and I. Love. Her. To. Pieces!!!!  I cried when I opened this beautiful box...

The box is a work of art!  And look at what was inside...

She had a clear block ENGRAVED with my name and the event/year on it!  I mean...seriously...😍😍😍!!!

I truly was spoiled and I will cherish all of these gifts.  I am one lucky gal to have such amazing people in my life!!!! 💖💖💖

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have questions on anything!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, November 17, 2017

On Stage 2017...In Salt Lake...

Oh man.  What a blissful couple of days this On Stage event was!  I again want to just lead you on a photo journey through this event.  😀  Want to see what we were up to?!

First day...

Of course we take a lot of selfies.  Hee...


Waiting for Main Stage to start...


The doors open and the crowd goes crazy, the Stampin' Up! home office employees are there cheering and clapping for us...it's SO MUCH FUN!!!



I have such a fun team!  Love my gals!!! ...


The have so many fun photo op places...


Robyn had fun glitter she was putting on people's faces.  😁   We joked that we were "branded" by her...

Stampin' Up! started out by gifting us with a fun 30th anniversary bag and pin...because we are starting Stampin' Up!'s 30th anniversary year!!! 🙌

We also were given the new upcoming catalogs at this point!  The Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure!  They sure do know how to spoil us!!!

This was my upline, Brandi's, team that was there!  I'm in the back row!  SUCH a fun group of gals!!!

That night we had a fun CentreStage event...it's an event for the leaders.  They totally spoil us with a fabulous dinner and entertainment.  Check out the fancy...




I even got to chat with the co-founder of Stampin' Up! (I've had quite a few interactions with her throughout the years and I'm always so impressed with her sincerity and love she exudes.)
This guy was our entertainment.  Oh man...he had us all laughing like crazy...

2nd day... 

More selfies...
I met these girls in Thailand this summer.  I LOVE that I got a chance to reconnect with them at this event.  💓
(Ok...this was from Wednesday night but I forgot to include it and I love this photo!  So just pretend it was from the 2nd day.  Hee.)
This girl is SOOOOOO talented and was getting awards all over the place!  So proud of her!!!
This guy is lives less than a mile from me...but I didn't meant him until recently...and through Stampin' Up!  One more reason to be thankful for Stampin' Up!  😀

And lots more fun...

 Jumping photos are always my fave!  And look at this one that a Stampin' Up! photographer caught!  It was even on the highlights video.  SO FUN!!!

And this girl, my dear friend Sherri, and I ALWAYS take a jumping photo!  So much fun!!!
Sadly...one of my team members took quite a fall as Main Stage was starting.  So we ended up taking a trip to the EMT office!  

And of course we have stamping and make & takes at these events!  Look how cute my team is!  LOVE THEM!!!

A selfie with the CEO...Sara!!!  (Shelli's daughter)  She. Is. Amazing.  Love her fun and spunky spirit.  She makes me laugh and is also so genuine and loving.  💖
 This is the TGIF Design Team!  LOVE these girls and all our crazy!  😀
And of course dinner times together are always fun!!!!

3rd day...

Of course more selfies...



 Thanks, Snapchat filters, for some hilarious entertainment.




 I. LOVE. ALL. THESE. PEOPLE.  I seriously can't express how much gratitude I feel for having these people in my lives.  My heart is full.


While I was at a Leadership training class, my cute team all went out to lunch.  My heart was so happy that they sent me this pic of them hanging together!  LOVE THEM!!!

Ok...HAVE to share this experience.  Wendy is one of my fave peeps.  We have SOOOOO much fun together.  She's always up for whatever crazy, and comes up with some crazy on her own.  Hee.  Well...we decided to grab a few selfies while we were walking across the stage for some recognition.  We had to be quick, but we wanted both views.  So we quickly snapped a few...and then SHELLI LEGIT GIGGLED AT US!!!!  Then mentioned our crazy selfie taking antics afterwards!  It. Was. Awesome.  A highlight for sure!  Then Shelli's son in law showed me this pic after...

He's one of the photographers and I can't believe he caught this!!!  Total swoon!!!!

And the last photo as we were walking out of the convention center...

I TRULY do Love. It.  I feel so lucky to be apart of something so much bigger than some ink and paper (although that is pretty big as well!)

All in all, I can't believe these few days I had.  More fun than possible was had and I'm so grateful for the people, this company, and all my experiences there.  (And seriously...when Shelli blogged about it...I made THREE of the photos on her blog!  Check it out: http://www.soshelli.com/blog/2017/11/14/onstage-november-2017)

I would love to have you join with me! Let me know if you have any questions as to how!!!  Thanks for following along with me sharing my experiences!  😀

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