Wednesday, January 31, 2018

PCC 278 ... Sketchy Happy Birthday:

Have you gotten hooked on doing challenges yet?!  If not, you really should be!  😁  They really help my over-analytic brain settle down into the creative side of my brain by giving me a little focus and direction.  Anyone else need that?!  Well...just give it a shot!  This week...the Paper Craft Crew challenge is super fun with a card sketch!!  Check it out:

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You know you want to try it!  Check out the card I made for the sketch:


Colors: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Picture Perfect Party Designer Paper, Vellum Cardstock

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday

Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Accessories: Rhinestones, Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron Ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim

I want to play with this sketch more this week because I have had some more ideas pop into my head!  I would LOVE to see what you make!  Head on over to the Paper Craft Crew blog to play along!!!


I'm so in love with this little bow.  I've been playing with it quite a bit and it's just so much fun!  Have you played with the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set yet?!  You should!!!  😁

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, January 29, 2018

Get Well With a Beautiful Peacock...

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!!  Have you earned your exclusive and FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies yet?!  Let me know if I can help you with that!  😀  One of my fave FREE stamp sets is the "Beautiful Peacock" stamp set.  Oh this one is just so much fun!  Last Stampin' Up! On Stage event, my upline-- Brandi Barnard--demonstrated a fun card up on stage that was made with this peacock set.  (She works for the home office so I am lucky enough to get to see her up on that big stage often.)  I LOVE what she did with it.  First of all, here is her card that she showed...


SO FABULOUS and I want to make one just identical to this.  But for the card I am sharing with you today, I used a different layout.  This layout was ALSO inspired by Brandi.  So it was a DOUBLE Brandi CASE.  Hee.  (Forgot to take a pic of it but it was a swap card that I got from her so will have to share that later!)  Anyway...here is my card...


Colors: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration)
Stamps: Beautiful Peacock, Labeler Alphabet
Tools: Big Shot, Lots of Labels Framelits
Accessories: Shimmer Ribbon Pack (Calypso Coral--Sale-A-Bration), Rhinestones, Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine, Delicate White Doilies


What do you think?!  Look at that fabulous ribbon "feather" tail!  OH man!  So stunning in real life. But because the ribbon is kinda shimmery (AND YES!  It's the FREE SALE-A-BRATION ribbon!!!), it's super hard to photograph. Sorry!  But this is easy to do.  You just start at one end of the ribbon, and pull one strand until it all starts to unravel.  Then you just leave a little of the ribbon still together at the top, tie your bow, then snip the ribbon.

I'm just kind of (if kind of means totally and completely 😂) in love.  Thanks, Brandi!!!!

And for fun...here is a pic of Brandi and I at the On Stage event...


What do you think?!  (Besides that we are the cutest.  Hee.)  I hope you enjoy this project!  What Sale-A-Bration items are you still trying to earn?  Thanks so much for visiting and let me know if you have any questions!
Contact: designwithink@gmail.com



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Quick Fun with Memories & More!

Are you have a fun Sale-A-Bration time?!  Earning those FREE products with every $50 in Stampin' Up! merchandise that you order! 🙌  I know I sure am!  😁  One of my favorite things has been the "Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack!"  Have you even noticed that one?  (It's on page 11 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure if you haven't.)

I needed some quick cards the other week and decided to just put together a few using the card pack.  Want to see what I came up with?!  I basically just used Whisper White cardstock to make the card bases, the Memories & More cards, and a few greetings.  There was an extra little accessory to two, but not much!

Colors: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Flirty Flamingo
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper Pack, Sweet Soiree Memories & More Card Pack (Sale-A-Bration FREE item!)

Stamps: Perennial Birthday, Sure Do Love You

Tools: Big Shot, Lots to Love Box Framelits (heart die-cut)

Accessories: Pick a Pattern Washi Tape

What do you think?!  Let me show you them up close and point out what I used...

All I did here was color in the "Hello" word with a black marker, cut down the sides so it was 5 1/2" wide, and adhered to the white card base.  Seconds to make!

Same thing for this one...cut down the card, and then I just stamped the "Just for you" greeting (from "Sure Do Love You" stamp set).

Same thing here...cut down the background flower card to fit card base, then adhered the "hello" card to the top of that.

This one I just adhered this smaller card to the front, and then stamped the greeting underneath (greeting from "Perennial Birthday").

Just layer two of the smaller cards together, and then stamp your greeting! (Greeting is again from "Perennial Birthday.")

This one I just adhered the smaller card to the card base, cut out a heart from the Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper (using the "Lots to Love Box" Framelits), and then cut the "Happy Day" greeting out from another one of the cards.

Same as another one above...layer two cards together and stamp greeting!! (Greeting again from "Perennial Birthday"...LOVE this stamp set!!!)


One again, trim the background striped card to fit card front, cut out the "i <3 add="" adhere="" and="" black="" br="" card="" greeting="" it="" middle="" nbsp="" of="" s="" tape.="" that="" the="" then="" to="" washi="" white="" you="">

What do you think?!  Serioulsy....HOW QUICK & EASY?  I really made these 8 cards in minutes and only cost pennies to make because the majority of the supplies were FREE!  It was fantastic!!!  Get playing with these Memories & More cards and share with me what you make!  Or just copy mine.  😀  (And yes...there are STILL leftover Memories & More cards!  So I am will make more cards and share when I'm done!) 

Let me know if you have any questions!  Hope you enjoy these projects!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, January 22, 2018

Valentine Every Day...

Want to see yet another project made with the Lots to Love Box Framelit set?!  I hope so because that's what I'm sharing today!!! 


Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo,
Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sure Do Love You
Tools: Big Shot, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold 1/4" Natural Trim, Gold Embossing Powder

HOW FUN IS THIS ONE?!?!  It is made using just 1 1/2 of the big main die box piece...


And then just put box together, and you have this little cutie!!!


I kinda love it and would make such fun Valentine's! 


Or switch up the design and make it for any time of year!

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, January 19, 2018

TGIF Challenge - 143: Awesome Friends for an Awesome Theme!!

CHALLENGE, CHALLENGE, CHALLENGE time!!!  Woot!!!  This one is fun too...it's a theme one that is all about your AWESOME friends!  HOW FUN IS THAT?!  And how fun is this...hee...


Colors: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil Paper, Vellum Cardstock

Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday

Tools: Big Shot,Celebrate you Thinlits, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Heat Tool

Accessories: Flirty Flamingo Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Metallics Assortment Sequins

Want to see the official challenge?!...

What do you think?!  I have to admit...this card is prettier in life and I'm kinda in love with it.  Hee.  The gold is so shiny...there are TINY GOLD SHINY hearts printed on this paper I used as a background!  (How would it get any better?!  Hee. Hee.)

And I am loving the focal point.  What AWESOME FRIEND of yours wouldn't love to receive this?! 😀

Just one last look.  😄


I so hope you enjoy this card and go participate in the challenge!!!!  Just head to the TGIF Challenge blog and play!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

PCC 276...Color Challenge for the win!!!

Who's up for a Challenge?!  How about a COLOR CHALLENGE?  You know I love me some COLOR!  :-)  Although this time I actually kinda kept things kinda neutral...which is weird for a color challenge.  Haha.  But with all the white space...kinda makes the colors pop more. 


Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Silver
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Silver Foil Paper
Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Tools: Big Shot, Celebrate You Thinlits
Accessories: Silver Baker's Twine, Metallics Sequin Assortment, Basics Pack 1 Washi Tape, Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush

Aren't these colors fun?!  Here is the fun color challenge graphic...


I don't think I will ever stop using the "celebrate" from the Sale-A-Bration "Celebrate You" thinlits. It's just too fabulous!  And here it is cut out with Silver Foil paper...which makes it even more fabulous! Look how shiny...


And just look at these fun candles...


Hope you enjoy this challenge and hope you play along!  Can't wait to see what you make!  Head on over to the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog to play!!

Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Picture Perfect Love Box...

I have a SUPER fun project to share with you today!  I shared the Lots to Love Box we made at my club night with you yesterday.  Well...today I'm sharing with you a fabulous box using those same dies...but using them how it was designed to be made.  Look at just how cute it is...

 
Colors: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers: Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Picture Perfect Birthday
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine, Tutti-Fruity Sequins, Silver Mini Sequin Trim
 
I love this box!!!  It's so much fun!!!

(***Note: I cut that little half circle notch in the top of the box myself.  I just used a circle punch inserted in about 1/2 way and punched.  Easy peasy!!!***)

And a fun BONUS...there are coordinating Narrow Note Cards that you can buy that fit inside!  So OF COURSE I had to make a little card set for the box...


The notecards were SO cute and easy...because I used the FABULOUS Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper stack. Oh. My. Heavens!!!  JUST LOOK AT THESE PAPERS...

 



I kept the notecards SUPER simple because these beautiful papers just speak for themselves.  Oh they are fabulous!!!! 😍 Total swoon worthy.  Hee.  What do you think?!

I sure hope you enjoy this project!  Stay tuned for MORE fun ways to use the Lots to Love box!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, January 15, 2018

January Club Project: Lots to Love...

I LOVE this project we made this month!  And I just have to warn you...stay tuned!  :-)  I have lots to share using a FABULOUS new product from the Occasions catalog.  Have you seen the "Lots to Love Box" framelits?!  They make the cutest little crayon type style box, and there are even coordinating sized notecards that you can buy to put inside!  However...these framelits can do SO MUCH MORE!  Today I'm sharing another box you can make with these dies...I taught my club gals how to make this box this month...


Colors: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Stamps: Amazing You (Sale-A-Bration)

Tools: Big Shot, Lots to Love Box Framelits, Celebrate You Thinlit Dies

Accessories: Gold 1/4" Natural Trim

Yes!  This box is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits...


This framelit set is SO. STINKING. FABULOUS.  From the big box piece to the other shapes and banner...trust me...you will get so much use out of it!  Just look at more pictures of this cute box...





Not to mention...the products that this box is decorated with are pretty fabulous as well...and you can earn them free!!! I'm a bit in love with those also!  :-) Hee.  

I sure do hope you enjoy this box!  Stay tuned to see MORE fun projects made with this framelit set!  And ***BONUS***: anyone that orders these framelits from my website will be emailed a PDF instruction sheet to make this box!  

Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com



Sunday, January 14, 2018

Designers With Ink Fun...

When I think of Stampin' Up...my heart literally smiles and sighs in adoration.  💖 I can't express how grateful I am for this company and what it has brought into my life.  My #1 on my grateful list are the people.  Customers, other demonstrators, my team, the employees at the home office, etc, etc.  I just can't believe how enriched my life is because of the people I get to interact with that I have met through my Stampin' Up! experience.  I have an AMAZING team and I got to spend a few hours of my Saturday this weekend with them.  We met at one of my team members house and had a shoebox swap!  (This is where everyone brings a card for everyone else to make!  You just go around making everyone's card.)  It was so much fun!  I'm a little emotional about it so just wanted to share a bit of our experience.

First up...here we are about to get started on the fun...

Just look how cute they all are!!!  😍😍😍  Don't know how I got so lucky!!!

I love to spoil them when I can, so I gave them a "shoebox swap to go" gift...otherwise known as a card kit!!!  :-)  Hee.  This was our darling & fabulous hostess posing for me...oh my heavens!!!  HER CRAFT ROOM is totally and completely amazing!!!!  I can't believe we all got to be in there!!!! 


(Is it ok to say that I kinda fell in love with this tag) ...

I sure do love these gals!!!!

Then look how TALENTED my team is!!!  These are the cards we made...


Such variety and all so fun and cute!!!! We were all SO SURPRISED that every single one of us used a different stamp set!  Couldn't of worked out more perfect if we planned it!  😀 (A good lesson for my over-thinking brain!!!  Haha.)

Here are the cards a little closer up...

 

Look at this shimmer embossing paste...my new fave thing!!!!





We colored the faceted gems with the Blends marker!!!  Total swoon!!! 😍😍😍


Aren't those sooooo cute!  I hope you enjoyed seeing them!  Thanks so much for visiting!!

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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...