Tuesday, October 30, 2018

EEK!!! Halloween Decor!!!

Just stopping by quickly to share a fun Halloween project I made for my fireplace mantle.  I didn't want to even decorate this year...life has been so busy and I just didn't really care.  (Anyone else ever feel that way?!)  However...my kids kept asking when we would decorate.  After a few times of them asking... I decided that I could go through my decor and get rid of stuff I didn't want anymore while I was in the process of deorating.  😀  (We have been trying to clear out and just get rid of extra stuff we don't need to have around.) That was a win-win...so Halloween decor happened!  Hee.  However...when I went to do my mantle...I had an idea for something that I wanted to put up.  I just didn't own it.  SOOOOOO...to my craft room!!  Want to see what I made?! ...

(Thanks to my cutie daughter for helping the photo process!  💗) 

Colors:  Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, 2017-2019 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock, Basic Black, Gorgeous Grape, Shimmery White, Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Big Shot, 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Large Letters Framelits, Stitched Seasons Framelits (retired)
Accessories:  NONE!
 
What do you think?!  I kinda am in love.  I LOVE the clean, bright colored, lots of white space look.  It pretty much makes my heart happy.  The background is just a piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock (12"x12").  Then I punched out some circles from Lemon Lime Twist Designer Series Paper (from the Animal Expedition paper) and just added them to the background...


Now let's chat for a minute.  One of my MOST USED ITEMS EVER have been these Large Letter Framelits.  They. Are. Fantastic.  I call them out a little, because they are a pricey item.  However...WELL worth it!!  Please let me know if you have any questions about them! 

What do you think of the frame?!  This was so quick and easy to whip up.  And it got to be just what I wanted it to be, in the colors I wanted it to be.  Do you ever reach for your papercrafting supplies when decorating?!  I do ALLLLLLLLL the time.  Here is the fun frame up on my mantle...


I obviously don't do "spooky" decor for Halloween.  My kids have never loved it, and I scare super easy.  😂  So still festive...just not so spooky.  And as you can see...love the white look in my home decor also. 


I would love to see how you decorate your home!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

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Friday, October 26, 2018

TGIF Challenge 183 ... Washi & Twine Awesomeness:

It's time for a product spotlight for our TGIF Challenge this week!  Woot!!!! 🙌  I seriously LOVE being on this Design Team.  If you haven't played along with us before, this is a fun and easy week to start!  And if you have played before...you will love this challenge! 

Before I tell you what the challenge is, I want to see if you have any guesses as to what product we are spotlighting.  Here is the card I made:


ColorsBlueberry Bushel, Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White,Blueberry Bushel
Stamps: En Route
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Best Route Washi Tape, Best Route Enamel Shapes

Soooooo...any guesses?!??!?!  Well if you guessed...


...then you are correct!  This card kind of appeared in my mind when I saw the challenge...and it pretty much came out how I pictured!  I call that a WIN! because that does NOT happen that way for me usually.  Hee.  😀

So the background stripes I did with Washi Tape!!!  So easy!  I completely eyeballed it--no measuring here!!!  And just layed them down over a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I ripped the Washi longer than the cardstock...so the ends were going over the ends of the cardstock.  Then just folded it back to the back of the cardstock to give it a nice finished look (and ensures the Washi won't peel up at all!!  Another win!) 


This washi pack is from the "Best Route" suite.  (As are the enamel shapes...they are the "Best Route" enamel shapes.)  I LOVE to travel so I LOVE this suite!  So much fun!  And I LOVE this greeting on the card.  Because I fully believe this!  Taking care of YOU is so important!!!  (Even if the "Awesome" thing you get done that day is spending 5 mins alone in quiet time that you give yourself. 😀) 


And I use twine in probably almost every project I make.  I LOVE the texture it adds, without adding a lot of bulk.  I keep a pretty heavy stash of this Linen Thread on hand at all times.  Hee. 


The inside was fun to do also.  Just took another fun greeting and stamped a few of the images in the corner.  Just a fun bonus when they open the card! 

I hope you enjoy this challenge!  Can't wait to see what you make!  Head on over the the challenge blog: TGIF Challenges, to submit your entry!!!! 

Please let me know if you have any questions or need help getting any fabulous Stampin' Up! supplies!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Grateful Heart with Falling Leaves...

Have you used the "Falling for Leaves" bundle from Stampin' Up! yet?!  If you haven't...you need to.  Like right away.  😀  It. Is. So. Gorgeous.  Now let it be known...I don't love fall like most people.  It's a fine season...but summer has my heart.  So it's a bit of a let down for me to lose the summer weather when fall hits.  So for me to say I love something that is "fall" themed...well...you know it's good.  Hee.  This card actually looks a bit more spring-y...but that's fine by me!  💕  I don't think you HAVE to stick with traditional colors all the time.  What do you think?! 


ColorsCrumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersCrumb Cake, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Falling For Leaves, Waterfront (splatter image)
Tools: Big Shot, Detailed Leaves Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
 
Look at all the fun layers to this card...yet it's pretty simple.  I LOVE this detailed edge (just done with one of the framelits from the bundle)...

And a better look at this leaf framelit...that I am COMPLETELY swooning over!!!!  😍😍😍
 

And I love that greeting.  I will be using that a bunch this season.  Want one more look at the full card?!  Well here you go!!!


(AHHHHHHH!!!  I just noticed one of my sequins fell off for it's photo shoot!  I'm so sorry!  There was a third sequin on there!  Hope you didn't notice.  😀)

I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know how I can help you!  Thanks so much for visiting!

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Happy Frost Post-It Holder :

Who always seems to need Post-It notes?!  I do!  😀  But who wants a boring old pack of them?!  Not I!  Hee.  So here's a fun an easy way to make them cute...



ColorsPool Party, Powder Pink, Night of Navy, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Gray Granite, Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: First Frost, Sunshine Sayings
Tools: Big Shot, Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Stitched Circles Framelits, Merry Christmas Thinlits
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon

So much better, right?!  😀  I think I will use these Post-It's much more than if it was just a boring pad, right?!  Haha.  We did these for my last demonstrator training event that we had.  So much fun!


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tin Tile With First Frost...

Have you figured out that the Frosted Floral Suite in the Holiday Catalog is one of my favorites?!  😀  It's so beautiful!  Well...I also very much love the Country Lane Suite...which has the fabulous Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  Want to see a card made with both of this fabulousness?! 


Colors:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive,
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: First Frost
Tools: Big Shot, Frosted Bouquet, Stitched Circles Framelits, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls

Isn't that embossed background piece just fantastic?!  And those flowers...swoon!  😍  I got the two different colors by first inking it in Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then I dipped a Sponge Dauber into Peekaboo Peach ink and daubed it onto the flower where I wanted the color.  So fun!!!


Love the layered die-cuts also.  I really love all the elements of this card.


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, October 15, 2018

Harvest With a Bonus...October Club Project:

Want to see the fun project we made at club for the upcoming holiday season?!  I hope the answer is yes, because here you go!  😀


Colors:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Galvanized Metallic Paper, Country Lane Designer Series Paper
Stamps: NONE
Tools: Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, 2 1/4" Circle Punch
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Galvanized Buttons, 3/16" Braided Linen Trim, Chicken Wire Elements

This is a fun tabletop banner that is easy and fun to display.   And the Tin Tile embossing folder with that Galvanized Metallic Paper...😍😍😍!  What is your favorite part?!  Let me show you some details up close:



And check it out on my fireplace mantle...


Kinda swooning over it.  :-)  AND...there is a ***BONUS!!!!***  I didn't want the backside to go to waste...so they got to do a Halloween version also! 🙌


So fun, huh?!  One banner, TWO seasons!!!



What do you think?!  If you ever want information on joining my club...just let me know!  Thanks so much for visiting!  I appreciate you!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, October 12, 2018

Shimmery Falling For Leaves...October Club Card:

It is club week!!!  That means I get to share the club projects we made this month!!!  And just have to say...I pretty much love the card and technique that we made this month.  And we had a lot of fun making it!  😀 Have you used the fabulous Shimmer Paint in the Holiday Catalog?  Oh. My. Love. 😍 Check out the fun we had with it:


Colors:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Gray Granite, Soft Sea Foam, Watercolor Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Falling for Leaves
Tools: Big Shot, Detailed Leaves Thinlits
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins
 
It is so pretty and shimmery in real life...


And the "Falling for Leaves" bundle is absolutely fantastic.  I love it!!!  These delicate die-cuts are amazing...


This was one of the very first "must haves" on my list when I saw the catalog, and it hasn't disappointed!

Overall...I just pretty much love this card and love the little stamped inside also...


What do you think?!  Let me know if you have any questions about joining my monthly club where you can make projects like this every month for FREE!!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, October 8, 2018

Good Cheer Floral Pillow Box...

What can I say?  I can't get enough of the Frosted Floral Suite!  It's so gorgeous!  Want to see some fun gift packaging with this suite?!  How about a fun pillow box that would be great to wrap any small gift/gift card/treat/etc...


Colors:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Sea Foam, Tranquil Tide
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum Cardstock, Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper
Stamps: First Frost
Tools: Big Shot, Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circle Framelits
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon

This is made with the Kraft Pillow Boxes that are in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  I LOVE these things!  So easy to make so cute!

Look at the fun Designer Paper belly band!  Every pattern of this paper is shimmery...THANK YOU Stampin' Up!  :-)  It's BEAUTIFUL!!!

And love all the layers with this flower:


This was one of the make and takes at the last Suite Stampin' Event that I did.  (I have posted more info about these events HERE.) It was probably one of my favorites.  

I mean...who wouldn't want to receive a fun gift in this packaging?!  😀  I would even say...this box could be the gift.  Hee.  

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


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Friday, October 5, 2018

Witchy Halloween...

Are you all ready for Halloween?!  What fun crafts do you make for this season?!  I love having cards around that I can tie to a bag of treats for teachers, friends, neighbors, your sweetheart, etc.  Here is a fun card to do just that with:


ColorsLemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Gray Granite, Basic Black, Vellum Cardstock, Daffodil Delight, Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cauldron Bubble, Waterfront (Splatter image)
Tools: Big Shot, Cauldron Framelits, Subtle Embossing Folder, Starburst Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White embossing powder, Silver Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 
I love this witch hat...sure makes me smile.  This card was actually what I used as inspiration to make THIS box & tag. 

Love this hat & when it's stamped on Shimmery White cardstock:--I love it even more!


Have you used the Blends Markers yet?!  If not...you really need to!  😀  They. Are. My. Favorite. 


And just a little tip...buy a stamp set with a fun splatter stamp!  The splatter over these ghosts is the splatter stamp from the "Waterfront" stamp set. 

This is a fabulous stamp set for so many reasons...this splatter stamp is just one of them. 😀

And speaking of fabulous...I LOVE the new Subtle Embossing Folder.   It adds a fun texture to any cardstock, Designer Paper, etc.  


Want to have one more look at the full card?! ...


So what are your Halloween plans?!  I hope you are having a good time prepping for the holiday!  Let me know if I can help you with anything! 

Thank you so much for visiting!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Frosted Congrats ...

Do you love a card with white space?!  Or do you prefer lots of color?  Neutrals?  A mix?!  Well...if you like a fresh and clean white card...I have one to share with you today!


Colors:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Soft Sea Foam
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Gold Foil
Stamps: First Frost
Tools: Big Shot, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Frosted Bouquet Framelits
Accessories:  Metallic Pearls, Colored Doilies, Silver & Petal Pink Baker's Twine, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon

I LOVE the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  It is so dynamic and adds so much pizzazz to any project!


Love all these little details also.  What is your favorite part?!


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

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Merry Farmhouse Christmas...

Is October too early to start prepping for Christmas?  Probably not, right?!  😀  I just fell in love with the truck in the "Farmhouse Christmas" stamp set.  It's so cute and country.  And being that I'm from Tennessee...I really love country.  💕

I also think this is a fun card layout you could use with any other stamp set that you love...


Colors:  Cherry Cobbler, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Granny Apple Green, Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Farmhouse Christmas, Beautiful Blizzard
Tools: Big Shot, Farmhouse Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Corrugated Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Markers: Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Gray Granite, Pineapple Punch
Accessories: Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder
I really love the Corrugated Embossing Folder also...Swoon!  😍


And that truck!!!  Love it!!

And always love a white greeting on black cardstock...


So what do you think?  Have you started prepping for Christmas yet?!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  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...