Friday, September 28, 2018

TGIF Challenge #179 ... Eclectic Friend:

Woot!  It's time for another TGIF Challenge!  Yay!  This time it's a technique challenge!  These are so much fun to do because they give me a starting point in my crafting process, and still let those creative juices flow.  It's a win-win!  😀  It really is a fun challenge this week!!  First up...I will show you my card and then I will give you more details on the challenge! 



ColorsBasic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Shimmery White, Mango Melody, Pool Party
Stamps: Oh So Eclectic, Love What You Do
Tools: Big Shot, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits,
Accessories: NONE!
 
Now here's a peek at the challenge...

I LOVED the "create your own background" challenge!  What fun is that?!  As soon as I read what the challenge was, a card kinda popped into my brain and I knew I wanted to do a striped background.  So I just went with it!  Here was my quick and easy process:

1.  Cut 1/2" strips from Basic Black cardstock.  I made them a little longer than my project-- 6" -- so I could trim them a little for a clean finished look.   
2.  Use grid paper to line stripes up on card front and ensure I have even spacing between stripes.
3.  Adhere stripes to card.
4.  Trim edges.


Easy, peasy...right?!  I did a bold black & white stripe, but you could do it more subtly or different colors or rainbow or whatever your heart desires!  

I used a stamp set I haven't used in awhile, "Oh So Eclectic."  This stamp set, with the coordinating dies, was so much fun to use!!!  Just check out the fun flowers:


I had a lot of fun with this bold & bright color combo.  I think I'm trying to fight the change in seasons.  Haha.  I am SUCH a SUMMER girl...I don't want any other seasons.  Hee.  

Now it's time to go check out the other projects that our fabulous TGIF Designers have designed for you and then get crafting yourself!  😀  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog and play along with us this week!!! 

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Frosted Floral Wishes...

I. Love. The. Frosted. Floral paper in the Holiday Catalog.  It is complete swoon worthy.  😍😍😍  Every pattern is all shimmery and beautiful.  I can't even stand it.  It is gorgeous!  Today I'm sharing a fun card made with my favorite pattern in the Designer Paper stack...


ColorsBlackberry Bliss, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sea Foam, Blushing Bride, Vellum, Gold Glimmer Paper, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper
Stamps: First Frost
Tools: Big Shot, Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine

So fun, huh?!  I wanted this paper to shine, so I let it do most of the work.  Just love my layers and die-cuts.  So added a few of those, but really this card comes together fairly quickly.  Best part...you could totally replicate this card easily with any paper that you love!!!


A fun embossed layer always makes my heart smile.  😀


Wish I could photograph the shimmer better.  It's GORGEOUS!!!!


Love a fun layered die-cut. 💕

I just seriously love this card...


I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Going For Greece!!!!

Every year, Stampin' Up! gives us the opportunity to earn an incentive trip to somewhere in the world.  I have been lucky enough to earn two of these trips in the past...one to Thailand and one to Hawaii.  I felt incredibly lucky to earn both of these trips...and I have just a little less than a week to earn this next trip...A TRIP TO GREECE!!!!
I have always wanted to go to Greece, and I am SOOOOOO thankful that I have even made it as close as I have.  So a HUGE shout-out to my FABULOUS customers and team!!!!  I am SOOOOO grateful!!!!  

As a thank you, and as a final push to try to make it to Greece...I have a FABULOUS special going on right now.  So if you need some Stampin' Up! products...just send me a quick email and I will send you an email with all the details!  

Thank you so much for supporting my small business!  I am SOOOOOO grateful to you!!!!
 
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Monday, September 24, 2018

Festive Farmhouse Fun...

One of my fave suites in the catalog is the Festive Farmhouse suite.  I think it's so cute!  It is so versatile also...use it for holiday time or every day time.  Today I just wanted to share a fun little gift bag you can make with this suite...


Colors:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Real Red, Gray Granite
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Soft Sky, Shimmery White, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Farmhouse Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Farmhouse Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Corrugated Embossing Folder, Markers: Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Gray Granite, Pineapple Punch
Accessories: Silver & Pool Party Baker's Twine, Galvanized Buttons, Festive Farmhouse Elements, Santa's Bags

That little red truck just makes my heart smile.  And those Festive Farmhouse Elements are sooo fabulous!!!  Love them!  These Santa Bags are SOOOO cute and so easy to dress up with just a little tag.  Love this little tag...


What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know how I can help you!  I would love to help you with any of your paper crafting needs!  Let me know if you have any questions!  

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Toil & Trouble Baker's Box...

I love making fun Halloween treat boxes.  Makes my heart happy.  And although weather is still warm where I live...it's kinda time to start thinking about the holidays!  This is another make and take we made at the last Suite Stampin' Success meeting I did, and I kinda love it.  That spider web!!! 😍 (But let it be known that I HATE...like despise...actual spiders.  Haha.)



Colors:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape
Cardstock/Papers Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Watercolor Paper, Black Foil Paper, Toil &&; Trouble 12"x12" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cauldron Bubble, Waterfront (Splatter image)
Tools: Big Shot, Cauldron Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Tailored Tag Punch, Watercolor Pencils
Accessories: Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Ribbon Weave, Frosted Clear Epoxy Droplets, Black 5/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine

This Toil & Trouble Suite is SO FANTASTIC!!!! Look how cute it is!!!  And this fun Baker's Box kinda rocks my world.  It's a great size cause it holds a little more...I'm going to do these for my kids teachers this year.


And that tag is so much fun!!


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

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Frosted Floral Friend...

This past weekend, my friend and I put on a big training event for other Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  These are a pretty big deal...and we love doing them.  😀  I will be sharing lots from this event in the next little while, and today I wanted to share one of our make and takes.  I pretty much love this card layout, and plan on using it lots.  The "Frosted Floral" Designer Series Paper is seriously SO GORGEOUS...that anyway I can highlight it, I will.  Haha.



ColorsGray Granite, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper
Stamps: First Frost, Treat Time
Tools: Big Shot, Frosted Bouquet Framelits
Accessories: Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Powder Pink Ruffled Ribbon, Silver Thread

I just love how this designer paper shimmers.  It's all printed on Shimmery White paper...and is so yummy!!!!


And that ruffled ribbon...total swoon!! 😍😍😍


I hope you enjoy this card!  I will be sharing more make and takes/decor/etc. soon!  So stay tuned!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

September Club Project...Two in One!

I share the card we made for club in THIS POST.  Thought you would want to see the project we made at club this month also, right?!  😁  Well...this month's project was a two in one!  I wanted to show them how they could take the same elements and make a few different things with it...so we made a little treat box AND a fun tag to add to some packaging!  Look how fun and cute...

 
Colors:  Whisper White, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Gray Granite, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock
Stamps: Cauldron Bubble, Waterfront (Splatter image)
Tools: Big Shot, Takeout Thinlits, Cauldron Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Ribbon Weave, Whisper White embossing powder, Silver Thread

 
Colors:  Whisper White, Highland Heather, Lemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Gray Granite, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock, Toil & Trouble 12"x12" Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cauldron Bubble, Waterfront (Splatter image)
Tools: Big Shot, Takeout Thinlits, Cauldron Framelits, 1" Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Ribbon Weave, Whisper White embossing powder, Silver Thread

That box is made with the DARLING Takeout Thinlits.  This box is perfection.  It's pretty tiny...which is perfect for little trick or treaters, classmates, etc.  And it is SOOO cute!!! 

Just a few pics of some of the details...




This Granny Apple Green ribbon is a complete favorite.  Such a fun bright color.  Swoon! 😍  And that cute ghost.  And that splatter image (from the Waterfront stamp set).  I just can't get enough!!!

On to the tag...


You could plop this guy on anything to jazz it up.  That witch hat...LOVE IT!  It's colored with Blends...which are my FAVORITE!  SOOOO easy to use and so beautiful!! 



See how cute it is just on a cello bag with some candy in it?!  Teacher gifts, neighbors, friends, etc.  Such a fun Halloween surprise!!!


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

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

September Club Card...Spooky Bat Fun...

Hello!!!  Sorry it's been a bit since I've posted.  I was in the middle of event planning and things going a little busy.  😀  If you have followed me for awhile, you have probably seen me post about my Suite Stampin' Success events that I put on with a friend.  They are a demonstrator get together/training and we sure have a blast.  I will be posting about this latest one soon, but before I do...I want to share my club projects that we did this month!  Today I want to share the fun card we made using my fave Halloween products...the Spooky Sweets bundle!!!  It. Is. So. Good!!!  Check out this fun card...


Colors:  Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Gorgeous Grape, Gray Granite, Daffodil Delight, Sparkle Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Spooky Sweets
Tools: Big Shot, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, Frosted Floral Framelits (label), Spooky Bats Punch
Accessories: Basic Black twine, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon, Silver Mini Sequin Trim

In club I try to work ahead of the holidays, so they can be ready when the holidays come.  However...it's still 85ish degrees where I live, so not so much in the "fall" spirit, if you will.  That...and I LOVE summer and NEVER want it to leave.  Haha.  So this is kind of a bright Halloween card...which I'm a big fan of.  😃

Some of the details...


The moon is punched from the Sparkle Glimmer Paper.  Swoon!  😍  And those bats are stamped onto Shimmery White cardstock...my total fave!!!


I love adding ribbons and trims for texture, and so loving this fun little swirl behind the focal point.

I hope you enjoy this card!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you out!  Or answer any papercrafting/Stampin' Up!/etc. questions that you may have!!!

Thank you so much for visiting!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Frosted Floral Happy...

Have you seen the NEW Holiday Catalog yet?!  Oh man!  It's packed with lots of fun stuff!  If you haven't seen it...click HERE to check it out!  I have to share one of my VERY favorite items out of the catalog...the "Frosted Floral" Specialty Designer Series Paper!  This. Paper. Is. Gorgeous.  All the papers are on shimmery white paper...it is completely stunning.  Anyway...here is a quick and fun little treat/gift holder that is made with the paper...



Colors:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Night of Navy, Berry Burst, Powder Pink
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum Cardstock, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
Stamps: First Frost
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Merry Christmas Thinlits, Frosted Bouquet Framelits 
Accessories: Powder Pink 3/8" Mini Ruffled-Ribbon

So fun, right?!  :-)  This paper...I'm telling you...is complete STUNNING!!!  😍😍😍  Look at it without the chocolate inside...


This little treat pocket was so easy to make!  It's just a 3" x 6" piece of the flower pattern.  Then 2" x 3" piece of the striped pattern is just sewn onto the bottom of it.  Then add some fun elements and you have a cute little treat pouch! 


What is your favorite thing out of the new Holiday catalog?!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The Holiday Catalog IS HERE!!!

This catalog is AMAZING!!!!  Packed full with SO. MUCH. FUN!!!  Check it out...

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2018%20Holiday%20Catalog/20180710_HOL18_en-US.pdf


Would love to help you get any of your papercrafting needs!  Let me know how I can help!!  Thanks so much for visiting!

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Sea of Textures Swap Time!

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