Sunday, March 17, 2019

Watercolor With Dear Doily!!

I sure do love the Dear Doily Stamp Set.  The images are so much fun and they are so versatile!  I have been a little watercolor crazy these days...and I have one more watercolor card to share with you!  Using the Dear Doily stamps!


Colors: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Watercolor Paper, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Dear Doily
Tools: Big Shot, Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Basics Self-Adhesive Sequins, Pearlized Doilies

Pretty simple and easy card to make.  Just make your watercolor piece, the layer with a few pieces.  Easy, peasy!

I hope you enjoy this card!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!

THANKS FOR VISITING!
Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop March 2019: Classic Garage!

Artisan Blog Hop Time!!!  Are you SOOOO excited?!  Is this your first stop or did you just come from the fabulous Angela?!  If you have already begun hopping around this hop...welcome!!!  If you are just getting started...yay!  We have lots of amazing creations to share with you!!!

This hop is all about the Classic Garage Suite in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog!  πŸ™Œ This is such a fun suite with so much goodness!  :-)  I used the Geared Up Garage Stamp Set (# 148590) and the Garage Gears Dies (#148521),  I used these along with the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (#148142) & the Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon (#148146).   Here's a peek at what I made:


I have to admit...those gears dies HAVE. MY. HEART!  They are so much fun and there are SO many things you can do with them!!!  Have you used them yet?!


ColorsWhisper White, Gray Granite, Tranquil Tide
Ink Pads: Gray Granite, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Basic Black, Classic Garage Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Geared Up Garage
Tools: Big Shot, Garage Gears Dies, Rectangle Stitched Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon

I have to admit...I had a lot of fun using them this way.  Just cut out a few and adhered them to another piece of cardstock.  Kinda makes a fun texture, but more subtly.  I intend to do this more, and would be fun with lots of different colors!

I also had a great time making this box:


ColorsBasic Black, Tranquil Tide, Crushed Curry, Basic Gray
Ink Pads: Basic Gray, Staz On Black, Tranquil Tide
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Whisper White, Classic Garage Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Geared Up Garage
Tools: Big Shot, Garage Gears Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Simply Scored, Heat Tool
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon

The box is made from just one sheet of cardstock.  So easy!  Just cut in half (so you have two cardstock pieces of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"), and then add some score lines.  These can vary--depending on the size of box that you want.  I scored mine at (with the 8 1/2" side at the top of the Simply Scored Board) 3 1/2" & 4 3/4"  Then rotate your cardstock 90 degrees and score at 1 1/2" & 4".  Then you just cut on your score lines to make tabs to put your box together and then adhere it all together.  (Let me know if you have any questions!!!)


The fun focal point was a lot of fun to make.  And if you are strictly a card maker, you could easily turn this into a card!


I had so much fun playing with all these fun products!  (That watercolored car...swoon!!!  πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜) What is your favorite part?!  Have you played with these products yet?!  If not...let me know how I can help you get them in your hands!  

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!  I can't wait for you to see what else is in store!  So make sure you click through the whole hop to discover all the paper goodies that await you!  πŸ˜  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  I'm just a quick message away!  Look forward to hearing from you!

Next up is AurΓ©lie!  Go check it out!   


Here is a sneak peek at all the projects you will see today!




2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Falling Flowers Meets Giggle...

I have mentioned this before, but I πŸ’• LOVE LOVE LOVE πŸ’• the Part of My Story Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set.  The sentiment, "Let's Get Together and Giggle"...ARE YOU SERIOUS?!  Can't get enough of it!  I want ALL the cards with this sentiment.  Haha.  So used one of the Annual Catalog stamp sets, Falling Flowers, with that sentiment to make this card:


Colors: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo
Ink Pads: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Falling Flowers, Part Of My Story
Tools: Story Label Punch, Daisy Punch (for notches on side of paper to hold the Linen Thread), May Flowers Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones
 
I have been a little obsessed with watercoloring these days, in case you have noticed.  Hee.  So I decided this time I wanted to watercolor some floral images.  First I embossed the florals onto some scrap Watercolor Paper I had laying around.  Then I just used some ink & an Aqua Painter to color the images in...


After it dried, I just used the coordinating dies ~ May Flowers ~ to cut out all the flowers & layered them with the greeting.  This greeting makes me SOOOOOO happy!  Here are some photos of the details:




I also stamped one of the flowers from the stamp set in Crumb Cake ink onto the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  (This paper is a FABULOUS purchase because it can be used for ANY style, ANY occasion, with ANY stamp set.  LOVE LOVE this paper...just FYI.  😁) 

Let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to hear from you!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, March 8, 2019

More Than Words Wishes!!!

I LOVE the NEWLY RELEASED "More Than Words" stamp set!  It was released with the Story Label Punch as well...and they are fantastic!  Click HERE to see the flyer that has all the newly released Sale-A-Bration Coordination products! 

Here is a fun birthday card so you can see the stamp set & punch in action! 


I love the colors of this card!  What do you think?!

Colors: Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: More Than Words
Tools: Story Label Punch, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Linen Thread


I have to admit that I am a little obsessed with the Whisper White embossing onto Black cardstock these days.  I think it adds just such a fun pop!  Do you do this also?!   And those flower blooms...I LOVE THEM!!!!!


I love the impact stamping the greeting over and over creates...too much fun!!!


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


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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Amazing Life Watercoloring...Take 2:

I posted THIS card a while ago.  Well...I had some extra embossed pieces laying around, so I played around with some more colors.  I LOVE doing a fun watercolor wash...it's so quick and easy and adds so much interest!  What color combo is your favorite?!


Colors: Whisper White, Night Of Navy, SEE INDIVIDUAL CARD PICS FOR EACH CARD COLORS
Ink Pads: VersaMark,
SEE INDIVIDUAL CARD PICS FOR INK PAD COLORS
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Neutrals Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Amazing Life
Tools: Big Shot, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Dot to Dot Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Pearlized Doilies, Gold Embossing Powder, Basics Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins

Here are the color combos:


Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo


Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron, Calypso Coral


Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape


Pineapple Punch, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana


Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lovely Lipstick

What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!!! 


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Day for Sweets!!

What day doesn't call for something sweet?!  So I pretty much think this card would be perfect for any day of the week?!  What do you think?!



Colors: Lemon Lime Twist, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Lemon Lime Twist, Gorgeous Grape, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Basic Black, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: More Than Words, Sweetest Thing
Tools: Big Shot, Jar of Sweets Framelits, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins, Bermuda Bay 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon

I have done a lot with these jars.  I think they are the cutest.  For these jars...I just stamped them in the background and then added a little watercoloring for some interest.  I think it turned out kinda fun:


I love this focal point also!  Stamp set is from the NEWLY RELEASED "More Than Words" stamp set!  LOVE THIS ONE!  (Click HERE to see the flyer!)


I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!!!!

Let me know if you have any questions! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, March 4, 2019

Celebrate With Gears!

It's no secret that I struggle a bit in the "make a manly card" area.  I LOVE flowers, pink, glitter, etc.  These are all not things that you may typically use to describe a card with a "manly" feel.  (However...that is also not to say that you can't use these things when making manly cards also!!!) Anyway...I made a more manly card the other day so thought I better share.  πŸ˜


ColorsGray Granite, Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Tranquil Tide
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Gray Granite
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Basic Black, Whisper White, Classic Garage Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Geared Up Garage
Tools: Garage Gears Dies, Heat Tool, Stapler
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Black/Silver 1/4" Striped Metallic Ribbon, Faceted Dots, Fine Tip Glue Pen

I feel like this card need a little bit of work, but it is what it is for now.  I do LOVE this gear from the Garage Gears Dies (item # 148521)!  Check out the gloss on this beauty...


Isn't that fun?!  Want to know how I did that?!  Well...I just used the Fine Tip Glue Pen (item #138309)!  I just spread some out on the gear and let it dry!  (***Tip:  I would recommend putting it on the Silicone Craft Sheet first - item #127853 - and adding the glue.  Then let dry and add to project.  For this project...I didn't decide to add the glue until I was almost done with the card.  So I just carefully did it when it was already attached to the project.)


All in all...I created a more manly card than my norm.  πŸ˜€



Thoughts?  Questions?  Comments?!  Leave them here below or send me a message!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!

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Friday, March 1, 2019

TGIF Challenge 201...Flowering Desert With Color:

It is TGIF CHALLENGE time!!  Woot!  πŸ™Œ  We have a fun Color Challenge for you!!!  I love color challenges...it is such a fun starting off point to whatever you want to make!  I made a quick card using the Flowering Deseret Stamp Set...


Colors: Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather, So Saffron, Basic Black
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather, So Saffron Re-inker
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Shimmery White, Watercolor Paper, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Flowering Desert
Tools: AquaPainter
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gold Thread, Metallics Sequins Assortment

Can you guess the colors I used?!  πŸ˜€  If not...here is the official challenge photo that will give you a clue...


I am a bit obsessed with watercoloring these days.  πŸ˜€  So I did a watercolor wash in So Saffron ink onto Watercolor Paper...


Then added a Soft Sea Foam cactus and some Highland Heather flowers (that I stamped onto scratch paper first)!  And color challenge complete.  πŸ˜€

Hard to photograph, but I spritzed some glimmer spray (made with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint) onto the whole card base also.  It adds a fun shimmer all over.  Here are just a couple more pics of the details...


 
Can't wait to see what you make!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion: Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

If you are just starting your journey on this fun Artisan Hop...

Have you heard?!  Stampin' Up! is releasing Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products!!!  Woot!!!  πŸ™Œ
We did an Artisan Blog Hop a few weeks ago using some of the fun products.  You can check out that Blog Hop by just clicking HERE.  But today we have NEW fun projects to show you showing off the fun Coordination items! 

You may have just come from the fabulous Angela's blog!  Don't you just love what she shared with you?!  πŸ’•

Today I get to show off a brand new stamp set,  More Than Words (#150069), that is AMAZING & coordinates with the NEW Story Label Punch (#150076).  😍😍😍 They are quite fun to use.  The stamp set has SO MANY fun sentiments.  But one caught my eye and I HAD to use it...


Colors: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum
Stamps: More Than Words
Tools: Story Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Night of Navy 1/2" Gingham Ribbon, Acetate Card Boxes


"Because Adulting Is Hard" truly is how I feel some days.  I want to make up a whole bunch of these treat boxes and just pass them around to other adults.  We all need a little extra love sometimes, right?!  And by sometimes, I mean all the time.  πŸ˜€


The sentiment in the background, I just embossed with some clear embossing powder.  It is all glossy and shiny in real life.  😍😍😍


 Like seriously, do you love this sentiment as much as me?!  πŸ˜€


LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!  I love these products and have had a lot of fun playing with them. And the best part...there are MORE products being released!  Yay!  πŸ™Œ

Click HERE to see the flyer of all the fun coordinating products!   You have ONE MONTH to get these products!  So don't wait to get those orders placed!  πŸ˜€ Let me know how I can help you get your order placed!!!

And make sure you click on through this Blog Hop to see all these products in action! You are going to want to make everything you see!!!!  πŸ˜€

Next up is AurΓ©lie and you are going to LOVE what she made for you!  I LOVE the colors she picked and the fun technique she used! 

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/02/28/artisan-sab2


Here's a quick peek of all the projects you will see on this hop...

 
2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team
 
 
Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 
 
Contact: designwithink@gmail.com
 

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lollipop Sweets Tool Box ...

Fun treats are so much fun to give, right?!  Well I think they are even MORE fun when they are in cute packaging!  πŸ˜€  Anyone agree?! And I think these fun "tool box" gift packaging boxes totally fit the bill...


Colors: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Gray Granite
Ink Pads: Staz On Black, Gray Granite Markers: Pool Party, Powder Pink
Cardstock/Papers Melon Mambo, Shimmery White, Gray Granite, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweetest Thing
Tools: Big Shot, Jar of Sweets Framelits, Classic Label Punch
Accessories: Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie (Clearance Rack)


This "How Sweet It Is" Suite is so perfect! 😍😍😍


These tool boxes are made from the Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes.  And have you seen the Shreddie that is on the Clearance Rack?!  Amazing deal, amazing colors, and amazing fun!  πŸ˜€


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop: February 2019: Dear Doily!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!  If you are just starting this FABULOUS Blog Hop...you should be very excited!  We have some amazing projects to share with you!  If you have been hopping along with us...I am sure you have already figured that out.  πŸ˜€  If you are coming from Angela's blog, aren't you just totally in love with her stunning projects?!

I used the Dear Doily Stamp Set (#148690) and the Doily Builder Thinlit Dies (#148553) for my projects.  I loved this bundle the first time I saw it.  The dies are so much fun to work with and the stamps are so versatile. 



I LOVE the simplicity of this Miss You card...




Colors: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist
Ink Pads: Whisper White, Markers: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Dear Doily, Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, Doily Builder Thinlit Dies,Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#148530) is GORGEOUS!  And then mixed with that fun flower, I'm just in love.  This flower was really fun to stamp also. Creating the fun watercolor look for the flower is really easy also.  First, I inked the stamp with markers.  I used Melon Mambo for the flower and Lemon Lime Twist for the stem.  Then I just spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto Watercolor Paper (#122959).  The colors then bleed a little and give you that fun watercolor look!




This next card I also did some watercoloring...



Colors: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Melon Mambo, StazOn Jet Black, Lemon Lime Twist Re-inker
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Dear Doily, Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, Doily Builder Thinlit Dies,Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Whisper White Baker's Twine
I LOVE how that background turned out.  When creating this look, I first embossed the doily stamp onto the Watercolor paper.  Then I just colored over the images using an Aqua Painter and Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I then dabbed it with a paper towel to remove some of the excess ink.  Then I added a second coat of color around the doilies, making that area a little darker.


That fun little pop of the Melon Mambo flower just makes my heart happy...


I LOVE this last tag...



Colors: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana
Ink Pads: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Dear Doily, Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, Doily Builder Thinlit Dies, Well Written Framelit Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine
The fun doily die shape that I used here is fantastic.  There are two pieces to it.  There is the outside piece that will cut out the whole doily if that is what you need.  Or you can just use the inside piece to cut it out like I did with the tag on this project.  😍😍😍 


Isn't that so much fun?!  Then I also used the Well Written Framelit Dies (#148534) and the Well Said Stamp Set (#148796) to add the greeting to this tag...


I hope you enjoy these projects!  Thank you so much for visiting and for hopping along with us!  Next us is the talented AurΓ©lie Fabre!!! I can't wait for you to see what she made for you this month!!!

 http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/02/14/artisan-feb-fb 

2019 Artisan Design Team 

Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com
 

Watercolor With Dear Doily!!

I sure do love the Dear Doily Stamp Set.  The images are so much fun and they are so versatile!  I have been a little watercolor crazy these...