Friday, September 29, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 127: Christmas Metallics ...

TGIF Challenge time!  Do you guys love this time as much as I do?!  Woot!  This week is a fun one too.  Want to play along?!  Check it out...

 A game of TIC-TAC-TOE!!!! Make a project that gives you a tic-tac-toe!  So fun, right?!?!?!  Want to see what I did?!

 I took the far right side down...die-cutting, metallics, and doilies.  However...I used the foil snowflake as my "doily"...that counts, right?!  :-)  Can you tell what this bag is?!  These are the GORGEOUS Striped Treat Bags!  I just made it into more of a gusseted bag.  

So fun, huh?!  I'm kind of in love.  

Colors: Whisper White, Gold, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock, Wild Wasabi, Cherry Cobbler, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Ready for Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Christmas Staircase Thinlits
Accessories: Foil Snowflakes, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double-Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Gold Library Clips

Here are a few more pics of the details:



So what do you think?!  I would love to see what you do!  Head on over to the TGIF challenge blog to play along!!!  💖

Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Year of Cheer Beauty...

I don't know about you, but when I saw that "Year of Cheer" suite in the catalog...I was stunned. It. Is. So Gorgeous!  I instantly fell in love.  Sooooo...I have been playing, and will have some fun projects to share using this suite over the coming days.  (This was also a Make & Take for a big demonstrator training event my friend and I put on last weekend.  It is called Suite Stampin' Success.  Stay tuned for a big post on that event!  😀)

Today I am sharing just a quick and simple winter card you can easily re-create.  It's a New Year's card, but you could easily swap out for any other sentiment and it can be a card for any occasion that you need this winter...

Colors: Whisper White, Gold, Champagne, Bronze, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Whisper White Thick
Stamps: Cheers to the Year
Tools: 1 1/2" Circle Punch
Accessories: Pearls, Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape, Gold Mini Sequin Trim
Those strips on the left side is the Washi tape that is apart of the suite.  It's shimmery and metallic-y and just gorgeous in person...

Just amazing!  Then that greeting has a sliver of the Champagne Foil paper behind it.  I LOVE the mixed metallics and how fancy it makes it feel.

 

I hope you enjoy this card and that it inspires you in some way!  😀  And in case you don't know what suite I am talking about...Just look at this picture from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog that shows how beautiful this whole suite works together...


Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

September Club Card -- Treat Tube Bonus...

Getting a handmade card sure is a treat all on it's own, huh?  But how about a handmade card that has a treat included?!  :-) Well that's a treat BONUS!  :-)  And that's just what we did for our club card this month...


Colors: Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Black, Very Vanilla
Cardstock/Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Paper, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Spooky Cat
Tools: Starburst Punch, Everyday Label Punch
Accessories: Black Twine, Black Rhinestones, Treat Tubes

Have you seen these Treat Tubes in the Holiday catalog?!  Oh man!  I LOVE them so much!!!!  They are so much fun and so very cute!!!!


And when you open up the card...


A fun little Halloween message.  💖  Those beakers and bubbly stamps are my favorite!  So cute and easy to use.  LOVE them!!!


Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September Club Project -- Spooky Cat Love

Last week was our club group meetup.  I LOVE getting together with my peeps!  And I also love sharing the projects that we make with you!!!!  So want to see the project we made?!  :-)

I like to focus on the holiday that is coming up in the next month, so it was all about Halloween for us this month!


Colors: Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie, Lemon Lime Twist, Black, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Spooky Cat
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Cat Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Black Rhinestones

Halloween is all about treats, right?!  So treat holder it is!  This was made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits...which I LOVE!  And made with the Spooky Cat Bundle...which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!  :-)

I love all the details to this project.  The stamped and punched cats in the background that give a fun little detail, the Stitched Framelits frame, doily, etc.  I got the layout from another demonstrator and just turned it into a treat bag!  So fun, huh?

Hope you enjoy this project!  Are you ready for fall?  I'm working on it!  :-)

Thanks so much for visiting!!!!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 125: Wherever You Go...

I LOVE to travel.  I love seeing new things, meeting new people, learning about new cultures, etc, etc.  So this week's challenge is an interesting one...



It's all about TRAVEL this week!  So fun!  Now...technically the challenge is about modes of transportation.  But for me...traveling is all about you attitude.  And these challenges are suppose to be inspiration for you to get creative.  :-)  So...I did.  Hee.  See...when I travel I love to talk to locals of wherever I am... and some people think I ask them too many questions.  But truly...I'm so interested in how things "work" wherever I am...I just want to know it all!  I truly travel with my heart.  And leave a part of my heart there.  So...that was where I went with this challenge...

(Plus...I am a sunshine girl and much prefer being somewhere sunny and warm.)  

The sentiment on this card: "Wherever you go, GO with all your heart" is truly what I try to live by when I travel.  This world is a big amazing place and I love seeing it!  

ColorsPool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo yardsticks
Stamps: Wherever You Go
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, 1 1/2" Circle Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Rhinestones

What do you think?  HOW do you travel?  I can't wait to see what you do with this challenge! 


***TIP*** To get this two-toned image on the sunburst stamp, I first inked up with my lightest color--Daffodil Delight.  Then I just lightly tapped just the edges of the stamp into my next color ink--Calypso Coral.  Easy peasy.  :-) 

Head on over to the blog: TGIF CHALLENGES to play along!  I want to see what inspires YOU about traveling!!!! 

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sparkly Card Front Joy...

Hello!!!  I hope you are having a great day!  Have you seen the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog yet?!  It's a pretty fun one with lots of fun things to play with.  I'm in the middle of planning a Demonstrator training...so I've been using lots of fun holiday products!  :-) 

Just have a quick card to share with you today.  It's basically just some die cut shapes (who else uses the Big Shot daily?!  I'm sure I'm not the only one!!) with one little stamp.  Super quick and easy to put together....but I think it still packs a fun "WOW" for the recipient. 


Colors: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Old Olive, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Merry Music & Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Cheers to the Years
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallics Sequins Assortment

What you may not be able to see super well are the shimmery trees.  Oh man...they are all sparkly in real life...


It's so fun!  And that gold foil...is just stunning!  :-)

Hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Are you ready for the seasons to change?  Honestly...I wish summer would stay forever.  Haha.  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Deck The Halls With Carols of Christmas ...

The holiday catalog is here!  Have you seen it yet?!?!

http://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2017%20Holiday%20Catalog/Holiday%20Catalogs/20170614_Holiday17_en-US.pdf

If you have ordered from me in the past year, you should have received one of these in the mail by now.  Please let me know if you haven't!!!  If you need a copy and haven't ordered from me...just let me know and I can get you a copy!!!

Today I am sharing a project that was made with the bundle that was released last month...Carols of Christmas.  I have to admit, not a single part of me is ready for winter to come.  However....this bundle does make my heart happy.  It's a fun one to play with--a cool stamp set with so many fun images and a coordinating Thinlits set.  💕 


Colors: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon
 
This card was actually one of the cards you were able to make if you participated in my "Bundled To Go" class.  I have to admit...I love this card!!!


Hope you enjoy it also!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 

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Friday, September 1, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 123: Crate of Chocolate ...

Who is ready for another fun challenge??!?!  SO HOPE you will play along this week!  It is COLOR CHALLENGE TIME!!!! ...


I always love color challenges because color is always the first thing I decide on for a project.  So first step DONE right from the get go!  :-)  

Here is my challenge project!!!! ...


I was in the mood for a fun little treat that I could pass out.  This was such a quick and easy project!!!

ColorsSoft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso
Cardstock/PapersSoft Sky, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Stamps: Wood Words, Hardwood
Tools: Big Shot, Wood Crate Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine, 3"x6" Gusseted Cello Bags

First I just stamped the Hardwood Stamp onto Early Espresso cardstock.  Then cut out two of the box shaped framelits, adhered them together, added some chocolate to the 3" x 6" Gusseted Cello Bag, then made my tag.  Easy, breezy!!!


Yet who wouldn't feel all cheery to get such a fun and sweet gift?!  :-)  Here's a view from the backside...

(cause who doesn't love the view of a good backside?! Hee.)

I hope you enjoy!  I can't wait to see what you make!  Head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to play along this week!!!!  

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

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Sea of Textures Swap Time!

On Stage is now over, but I hope you had fun following along with me on social media!  (If you aren't following me on Facebook or Instag...