Friday, April 21, 2017

Easter Stampin' Treat...

A little late in this...but here is a fun double pocket treat holder that I made for Easter.  In the back pocket, I put a package of Delicate Doilies and in the front--some Easter bunny chocolate!  Can't beat chocolate and stamping supplies...right?!  :-)

You just take a Kraft Tag a Bag, and fold in half...and then adhere the Designer Series Paper around the bag to keep it all together.  So easy and fun!

Colors: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Kraft, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Stamps: March '17 Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set--Bunny Buddies
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Classic Label Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Pool Party Ribbon

I used the Paper Pumpkin stamp set from March for this project...LOVE those bunny ears! 

Hope you enjoy!  I know Easter is over, but you could easily make this for any other occasion!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Or shop 24/7 on my website: 

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Club Project... Mini Egg Love Jar...

Have you seen the Mini Egg Cartons in the Occasions Catalog?!  Oh how I love them!  They are SOOO cute and so much fun! could I not use them for a club project?!  You may think that because Easter is done, you wouldn't use them anymore.  That's totally not the case!  For this one...we continued on using the same bundle that we used for the CLUB CARD that I shared already. This egg carton would be great for Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, Birthday, etc...

How much fun is this?!  Let me just say...this bundle...swoon!  Those flowers are stamped...look how gorgeous they are!  You stamp them in layers, so it really gives them so much depth.  LOVE them! 

Colors: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, So Saffron, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Jar of Love
Tools: Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies, Linen Thread

Then just untie the bow, and voila!  This is what I put in mine... 

I should of moved one of the chocolate eggs to the front, but there are two big caramel/chocolate eggs, a nail polish, and an egg lip gloss.  I plan on making these for Teacher Appreciation this coming up week.  

The egg cartons come a neutral color, but they are quickly and easily able to change any color!  Just fill a spritzer bottle 3/4 of the way full of rubbing alcohol, then add some drops of whatever color you want to use.  For this one--we added 6 drops of Bermuda Bay. 

Then just spritz away until it's covered!

I hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering any supplies!  Shop 24/7 on my website:  

Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Club Card ... Shaker Jar...

Raise your hand if you love the "Jar of Love" bundle!  Oh man!!!  I know my hand is raised because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this little love bundle! :-)  Look at this fun shaker card made with the bundle...

Pictures those fun "Sprinkles Embellishments" shaking all around.  So much fun!  :-) 

Colors: Smoky Slate, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Whisper White, 16-18 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Window Sheets
Stamps: Jar of Love
Tools: Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits, Boho Chic Embossing Folder
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Sprinkles Embellishments, Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon, Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine

Check out that shake...

This shaker is super easy to make with window sheets and the foam adhesive strips!  Here is a pic of how it's all put together:  card stock (with framelit cut out), window sheet (stamped), foam strip and sprinkles, then another window sheet.  Then you can easily handle the shaker without anything spilling out.  So easy!
 Just one more quick view...

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions or need to order any supplies! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 103: Delicate Dragonfly...

Can I get a WOOT!!!  It's Challenge day.  And let me just say...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (did I mention LOVE) this weeks Challenge!  It's a sketch challenge...and just look at it...

Isn't this beautiful!  SOOOOO many possibilities!!!!  I hope you play along this week!  Just head over to the TGIF Challenge blog to play!

Before you go...check out what I made with the sketch.  I took the water coloring part of it literally...because that is definitely one of my favorite things to do...

ColorsBermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/Papers: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Stapler
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Thread, Staples

(I really need to work on my photography skills because this card is so much prettier in real life.) I embossed the dragonfly in white and then adhered a vellum dragonfly (gotta love stamp sets with coordinating framelits!) over it.  Check out the details...

So much fun!

Now it's time to go participate yourself!  Can't wait to see what you do!  Let me know if you have any questions! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Birthday Cards Galore....

Want to see a quick but fun birthday card that you can easily mass produce?!  Well here you go!!! ...

ColorsWhisper White, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Real Red
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Crushed Curry, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Balloon Adventures, Butterfly Basics (for greeting)
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Stapler
Accessories: Linen Thread, Staples

A bit of a side note...we are self-employed people here.  My husband has his own company (well...we own the company, he is just the one that works there.  Heehee.), and therefore....we like to put some personal touches on things for our clients.  One of those things are birthday cards.  Yes....I make them all.  Since we need a lot of them each year...I have to create a quick and easy card that I can easily mass produce.  Here is this years card design!  It's a 3"x4" piece of designer you can get TWELVE from one sheet of DSP!  And the DSP does most of the the rest of the card is really easy.  If you want to make it even easier...just leave the bow off the balloon!  :-)

Love the glimmer on the balloon though...

This polka dot balloons is SO CUTE!! It's from the "Balloon Adventures" stamp set that I LOVE!!!!

Even though this font is a bit elegant...I think it also goes well with a little whimsy.   Love a little font mixing!  Makes my heart happy!

Hope you enjoy this quick and easy card!  Would love to see what you make with this layout!  

***DON'T FORGET*** The retiring list is out!  Check it out HERE and go get your faves before they are gone!  Some things are high as 50% off!!!! Stamps are available at least until May 22nd, but everything else is only while supplies last!  Check out my store: to see what's left and shop 24/7!  Or feel free to drop me an email with any questions or if you want to order! Happy to help you however I can!


Can't believe it's this time of year....but it's almost time for a new Stampin' Up! catalog!  WHOOOO!  But....sadly...that means we have to say goodbye to some beloved proudcts.


CLICK HERE to download the retiring list or CLICK HERE to head on over to my store and see what's retiring.

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST on items!  (Except for Stamp Sets...they will be available until May 22nd...after that they will only be while supplies last also.) 


Let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help!!  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Prize Winning Swap :-) ...

Do you follow me on Facebook and Instagram?!  If should!  Just search for Design With Ink and click follow!  If you do follow hopefully saw my post the other day where I shared some swaps from one I participated in with my group, and a prize I received for being one of the winners in this swap! I'm sharing my *Prize Winning* Swap.  Hee.  :-) It's a quick and simple card to make and a fun layout you could use over & over...

ColorsWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, So Saffron, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
StampsCarousel Birthday, Balloon Adventures
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Duet Banner Punch
Accessories: Gold Thread, 15-17 In Color Doilies, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush

So what do you think?!  Here are a few of the details up close...

First of all...this embossing folder is MY FAVORITE!  It's called "Sparkle" and I use it ALL. THE. TIME!  Look how fun and cute it is...

Second of all...who LOVES shimmer?!?!  I do!!! Hard to capture in a photo, but those circus tents are all sparkly.  I just colored over them with the Wink of Stella Clear Glimmer Brush.  Hopefully you can see a little glimmer, but it's really sparkly in real life.

Hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  I would be happy to help you order any supplies you need for your crafting project!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Watermelon Meets Cool Treats...

I LOVE the Cool Treats bundle so much.  Makes my summer loving heart so happy!  Have you gotten this bundle yet?! ...

ColorsWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
StampsCool Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Sprinkles Embellishments, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Gold Sequin Trim

This is a fun card layout I have used a few times lately.  Love it!  Try it yourself and share your creations with me!  :-)

I LOVE the color of this card...Watermelon Wonder.  It is an In Color that will be retiring soon...and will sell out fast!  So get your order in for any retiring In Colors (Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon) because they will sell out fast!

Let me know if you have any questions! Or need to place an order!

Friday, March 31, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 101: Cool Treats Day!

If you are looking for a fun challenge...well you have come to the right place!  This week's challenge is FUN!!!!  We, as Designers, could make anything we wanted!  And then your challenge is...YOU pick one of the designer projects and CASE it!!!  So use one of the projects as inspiration...and make something with it!  Whether it's the same layout, colors,'s March Madness for sure!!!!  Love it!

So...want to see what I created?!  Well...since TODAY is the LAST DAY on 2 fun items...I wanted to combine them for this project...

ColorsWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
StampsCool Treats
Tools: Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Sprinkles Embellishments
What do you think of this fun card?  Does it put you in the mood for summer!?  It sure does me!  But...the reason I used it as my March Madness inspiration is because it's the LAST DAY of Sale-A-Bration....FREE item with every $50 in merchandise ordered!  And this Tasty Treats paper is one of the FREE items you can pick!!!!'s the LAST DAY to take advantage of my Cool Treats Bundled To Go Class that I talked about in THIS POST.

Check out some details on this card...

That ice cream.  So many fun things.  The cone!!!! (Cut from the Framelits that cut it AND embossed it!!!) The swirly ice cream shape!!!!!  And those Sprinkles Embellishments.  SWOON!!!!  You may be asking yourself "how do I adhere these tiny embellishments onto the ice cream?!"  Well...occasionally I do have a moment of simple brilliance as I'm crafting.  Hee hee.  This is one of those times.  ***BONUS TIP!!*** All I did was put a glue dot onto my ice cream cone & then dipped the glue dot into the embellishment container.  Press a little, and VOILA!  When you pick it up...those cute embellishments are stuck on that ice cream!  SO CUTE!!!!

And let's talk paper.  This is a Specialty pack.  Which means there is something unique about some of the papers.  This is one of those paper.  EVERY cool treat on this page of Designer Series Paper is GLOSSY!  It. Is. Stunning! in real life!  I tried to capture it...

You just need to get this paper and see for yourself!  :-) it's time for you to head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog and play along!!!  Such a fun week!  Also...let me know if you need to place any last minute Sale-A-Bration orders or if you want to participate in my Cool Treats Class!!!!  Shop 24/7 on my WEBSITE!!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Balloon Adventure Memories...

Have you fallen in love with the Balloon Adventures bundle yet?!  From birthday cards, to gift wrapping, to banners/decor, favors, and much you can do with this bundle.  Today I wanted to share a quick but fun scrapbook page you could make.  This is 8 1/2" x 11" size...

Just a couple strips of paper/cardstock and a few embellishments...and you have this fun memory page!  This was on my baby girl's 3rd birthday...she is growing so fast!  (Any parents out there figure out how to slow time down?!)
ColorsWhisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Night of Navy
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack, Party Animal Designer Series Paper
StampsBalloon Adventures
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Pool Party Ribbon

Hope you enjoy this project! Please let me know if you have any questions!  Just a few days left of let me know if you need to place any orders!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 24, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 100!!! Lifting Me Up...

Can you believe we are at the 100 TGIF Challenge?!?!?!?  WOWSERS!  Time flies when you are having fun!  This week is a special week is a DESIGNER spotlight!  But not just any designer... the designer we are spotlighting this week is an amazing one.  She's actually the FOUNDER of these challenges, and she's definitely deserving of a celebration!  So let's do her proud this week!  :-) It's an easy challenge also...I could just totally copy all her projects.  She makes such fun things!  But for this week's challenge, I took the basic layout of this card... fun is this card?!  I love it!  The white space, how she layered the focal point, the fun pieces she uses but still keeps it clean and bright.  So with that in mind, here is my take...

This is such a fun card layout that I am sure I will use over and over.

Colors: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lift Me Up
ToolsBig Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sprinkles Embellishments

And can I just say...I LOVE THIS BUNDLE!  It's the "Lift Me Up" bundle that comes with the stamp set and coordinating Thinlits.  Side note on the paper strip I is from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  This paper coordinates BEAUTIFULLY with this bundle, because a lot of the patterns have hot air balloons on it.  But it is only available until March 31st and you can't buy it!  You can only earn it with Sale-A-Bration FREE!  So....get those final orders placed so you don't miss out!  Drop me an email: or shop 24/7 on my website:

Here is another pics of the details...

Now it's your turn!  Head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!

How about a BLOG ROLL to check out all the other designers fabulous work!!! I still pinch myself and wonder if I really am lucky enough to be a part of this fabulous team!

Carolynn Sander 

Marisa Gunn

Rochelle Blok

Elizabeth Price

Sue Plote

Holly Stene

Breelin Renwick

Ashley Van Camp

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Jeanna Bohanon

Melissa Stout

Cathy Caines

Chloe Evans  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

*ANNOUNCING*...Cool Treats Bundled To Go Class...

Are you ready for some fun?!  Well...I hope so!  Because I have a "COOL TREAT" to announce!  :-)  Who LOVES the Cool Treat bundle?!  Who wants to make some fun projects using this bundle?  Everyone...right?!  :-) today...ANNOUNCING...

How fun is this?! :-) So just simply head to my website: and place the class order.  ENTER THE HOSTESS CODE when you place your order: 2XRN6JS2.  Make sure that you don't forget to add your FREE Sale-A-Bration item to your order!  And that's it!  After you place your order, I will send you out all the supplies to make these projects!!!  You will also receive full color instructions via email.  You have until March 31st to place your order and participate.  *Only available for United States.
***Feel free to send me an email if you would like to order this class but are unable to order it online:***

***Class Notes:  if you already have any of the items in the class order list--please feel free to substitute anything else for the same dollar amount (or more).  You are welcome to add on to your order as well!  If you need to add any of the additional items needed that aren't a part of the class order--feel free to add those!

Let me know if you have any questions on this!  This is going to be such a fun class!  Can't wait to share how fun the Cool Treats bundle is with you!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Alternative...Happy Spring!!!

Let's talk Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription box...Paper Pumpkin!  Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?!  If you aren' should be!  :-)  A fun box coming to your door once a month with all the supplies to make some fun projects?!  What's more fun than that?!  :-) 

This month's kit was a little bunny bags & cards...

How cute is this?!  The kit came with enough supplies to make NINE bags and NINE cards!  Wowsers!  BUUUUUUUUUT.....after the kit is all still have a stamp set to use!  So I always send a card to those that subscribe through me using the stamp set.  Here is the card I made this month...

Colors: Whisper White, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White
Stamps: Bunny Buddies (Paper Pumpkin Kit March 2017)
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

So fun, right?!  You can't tell in this photo, but look how cute these ears are with glitter...

Love it!  So...want to subscribe?  Well...make sure you do so by April 10th!  Because guess what's cool?!  Stampin' Up!'s CEO has designed the next kit that will be sent out in April!!!! a bonus...she's sending a FREE GIFT along with your kit!  So get signed up if you aren't!  :-)  You can even buy a pre-paid 3 month subscription before March 31st on sale AND earn a Sale-A-Bration item!!   Just drop me an email and I will help you get signed up for either a month to month subscription or a pre-paid one!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fun With Sale-A-Bration...

I have a few projects to share with you tonight.  Wanted to share a couple things I have made with some of the fun Sale-A-Bration exclusive items... the Tasty Treats & Reverse Words stamp sets along with some of the Carried Away Designer Series Paper & the Sparkle Embossing Folder (which, as of today, is FREE until March 31st with a qualifying order)...

Don't worry...I have some close-up photos for you.  :-) 

Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Cardstock/Papers: Watermelon Wonder, Watercolor Paper, Carried Away Designer Series Paper, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tasty Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Whisper White Baker's Twine

I LOVE this truck!  It's so much fun!  I used watercolor wonder pencils to color that sweet truck in....and then just added a few layers with some Designer Paper and sequins.

I love this next project...

Colors: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tasty Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Gold Thread, Gold Binder Clips, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Delicate White Doilies

Fun little treat bag with a tag on front.  I saw a card like this online and decided to turn it into a treat bag.  Thought it was fun to use the trucks like this...a quick and easy way. 

I even embossed the treat bag...with one of the Embossing folders you can earn FREE until March 31st!  Seriously one of my most used and favorite embossing folders EVER...

And the last project...

Colors: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Reverse Words, Designer Tee
Tools: Triple Banner Punch, Stapler, Confetti Stars Punch

Super quick and simple card using the Reverse Words stamp set.  I know the Glimmer Paper I used here is now sold out, but you can easily replace with the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. 

***QUICK TIP*** on adhering the stars easily.  Punch out some stars from Glimmer Paper with Confetti Stars punch.  Add very LIGHT drops of the liquid Tombow glue where you want the stars.  Pick up a star and drop into the glue (so you don't touch the glue and get sticky fingers!).  Then just press the star down with the tip of your scissors.  Easy, Peasy and mess free!!

Hope you enjoy these projects!  I had a ton of fun making them!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  And let me know how I can help you get the supplies you need for your projects!  Don't miss out on the Sale-A-Bration fun!