Friday, July 19, 2019

TGIF Challenge 221...Say It Isn't So:

It's Challenge day!  Who is ready!  And for me...this challenge was a DOOZY!!!!  First of all, it's SUMMER!!!  My FAVORITE season...the one I wish would NEVER end.  I don't want any reminder of time flying by and that some day this season will end.  So...here is the card I made to give you a hint as to why I did NOT like this challenge:



Colors: Gray Granite, Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, Bermuda Bay,VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Gray Granite, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Flirty Flamingo, Silver Glimmer
Stamps:Dashing Deer, A Wish For Everything
Tools: Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Word Wishes Dies, Detailed Deers Dies, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder

It's a CHRISTMAS challenge!!! 



Ugh!  I know, I know.  There are lots of people out there that look forward to Christmas all year long.  And love that so much.  I'm just not one of them.  Haha.  But if you are...you for sure have to participate in this challenge!  So I can see what you make!  😁 For my card...I HAD to go non-traditional.  I just did NOT have it in me to do red and green Christmas crazy.   Haha.  But...turns out...I kinda like it.  It's a fun card, whimsical & simple. 


And I love these deers.  And I love them in these fun colors:  Flirty Flamingo, Pineapple Punch, & Bermuda Bay.


Throw in a glittery greeting and you are TOTALLY festive...right?!  😁

I am going to head back into my "summer brain" way of life.  This season is the best and will never leave us!  Time to hit the pool!  πŸ˜ƒ

Thank you so much for visiting!  Head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG and play along!  I can't wait to see what you create!  Let's see some more non-traditional color combos!!!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Perennial Essence Artistan Design Team Blog Hop...

I love this day of the month!!!  It is time to HOP ALONG on a Blog Hop with the Artisan Design Team!  Yay!  And this month is all about those florals!  We are using the Perennial Essence Suite of products!  We all had such a fun and unique take on things...I am sure you are going to love it all!  So let's get going!  If you just came from ANGELA'S BLOG...are you still swooning?!  πŸ˜€  If so...or if you are just getting started...sure hope these projects make you swoon also:


I had so much fun with the Floral Essence Stamp Set (Item #149450) and the Perennial Flower Punch (Item #149522).  Also...not officially apart of the suite, but the Leaf Punch (Item #144667) coordinates also!

Check out these projects a little more up close.

This first standard size card makes my watercoloring soul squeal.  I love this technique!  You just stamp your images (make sure your ink pad is nice and juicy!) onto Watercolor Paper and then spritz with water.  Let the colors run a little and then dry with a heat tool.  Look how fun and artsy it looks!



Colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Floral Essence
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Country Floral Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Granny Apple Green 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

(And just saying...I love this color combo a whole lot.  Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green.)

I love how you can still see the detail of the flower, but you also get that fun watercolor vibe.




This pillow box would make such a fun little gift box for any birthday/wedding/thinking of you gift that you need to give!  The flowers are a breeze to make, thanks to some easy stamping and punching...



Colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green
Stamps: Floral Essence
Tools: Perennial Flower Punch, Story Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Very Vanilla 3/8" Scalloped Lace Trim, Gold Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Perennial Essence Floral Centers, Kraft Pillow Boxes

I stamped and then embossed the images (flowers and leaves) with Clear Embossing Powder...but you don't need to do that step.  I just liked the glossy look it gave.  And I wanted that glossy gold sentiment...so I was already doing some embossing so why not just keep going?!  Hee.


And I LOVE that Scalloped Lace Trim that is wrapped around the whole box.  😍  It is so elegant and gorgeous!


Last up...a little 3"x3" note card!  These are such great notes to throw in a lunch, drop at a friends doorstep to brighten their day, attach to a gift...whatever you need!



Colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party
Inks: Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Pool Party, Whisper White
Stamps: Floral Essence
Tools: Stitched Shapes Dies, Leaf Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder
Perennial Essence Floral Centers

I used the flower center stamp from the stamp set to make the fun textured polka dots in the background.  And those Perennial Essence Floral Centers (Item #149442) add so much fun texture!



I hope you enjoy these projects!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Keep on hopping along and see all the beauty that awaits you!!!  AurΓ©lie's Blog is up next!  I can't wait for you to see what she created! 

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/07/18/artisan-july-fb


Also...here is a quick peek at what is in store:


2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Beautiful Friendship Turned Home Decor...

I recently shared the swap I made for Stampin' Up!'s Greece Incentive Trip in THIS POST.  Well...I kinda loved it and wanted to be reminded of it...so I made a little home decor piece in the same design!  It is a small one...just 4" x 6"...but I think it is precious.  And a good reminder of how versatile these fun papercrafting supplies of ours are.  πŸ˜€



Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Gold
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive
Cardstock/Papers: Shimmery White, Vellum Cardstock, Gold Glimmer, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Beautiful Friendship
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Word Wishes
Accessories: Linen Thread, Pearl Basic Jewels, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon

What do you think?!  This is just a little canvas.  Would be fun hanging anywhere....and would be so easy to customize to match your home.


Love that vellum Stitched Label.  And love that glittery word...


What do you think?  Do you use your papercrafting supplies for your home decor?!  Don't forget you can just make what you love!  😍

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Let me know how I can help you get the supplies you need!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Challenge Card Encore!

I posted a card for a color challenge for TGIF Challenges a bit ago.  The post is HERE if you need a reminder.  πŸ˜€  Well...I really liked that card but it was very girly.  I had the thought to see what it would look like as a masculine card.  So that was my inspiration for this card...men love sequins too, right?! 



Colors: Night of Navy, Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Basic Black
Inks: Black, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers: Basic Black, Granny Apple Green, Gray Grainte, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Tasteful Textures
Tools: Corrugated Embossing Folder, Everyday Label Punch, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, Gray Granite 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon
 
I LOVE the colors on this...and how the Navy looks with this watercolor technique.  (Stamp with a nice and juicy pad onto Watercolor Paper.  Then spritz with water and watch the colors bleed.  Hit it with a heat tool to dry and finish your card!)  Just look at all this color variation...


And this stamp set is one of my faves!!!!  Everyone needs to be reminded of this!!


(And love that peep of bright green corrugated pop of color!)

What do you think?!  Do you have a guy in your life that you want to give this card to?!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know what questions you have and how I can help you!


Monday, July 15, 2019

Copper Love and Petals...

I have posted two other projects using the same flowers I have used on the project I am sharing today.  Look how much leverage I have gotten out of that one stamping day!  😁  Hee.  If you have followed me for awhile, I hope you have picked up on the fact that I love making cute gift packaging.  And these new Copper Dotted Treat Bags are going to be decorated a lot in my craft room.  πŸ˜‚  They. Are. Gorgeous!  So those bags, paired with my previously stamped flowers, paired with the NEW Tags & More Accessory Kit....well yes, please!!!



Colors: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Black
Cardstock/Papers: Shimmery White, Granny Apple Green, Vellum
Stamps: Stitched All Around, Parcels & Petals
Tools: Sprig Punch
Accessories: Tags & More Accessory Kit, Basic Adhesive-Baked Sequins, Copper Dotted Treat Bags

But I don't want to sway your opinion...what do you think?!


I love these colors together...Flirty Flamingo & Mango Melody.  They are so cute and fresh feeling!!! Then bring in my Melon Mambo, and I just love it!!!


In the Tags kit...you get the best twine (and Copper Library Clips!!!!).  You receive three different spools of twine in the kit.  And to get the twine I used here, I just pulled the Granny Apple Green twine apart to get just the green threads (it has white and green together).  I love this look!  And then paired with those tag pieces....seriously just love it! 

What do you think?  I hope you enjoyed it!  Thanks so much for visiting!  I would love to hear what you think!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Friend-A-Saurus is the Best Kind of Saurus:

Have I told you lately how much I love the Dinoroar Suite?!  I will tell you...this is not my favorite thing that I have done with the suite.  But...I still think this little guy deserves to be seen.  Hee. 




Colors: Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, Shimmery White, Basic Black
Stamps: Dino Days
Tools: Dino Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Isn't that dino just the cutest thing ever!  And I LOVE it with the Buffalo Stamp Set.  But seriously...that dino....


😍😍😍  Love him!  And love this little weird palm tree also...hee. 


This stamp set is SOOOO much fun to play with!  Yes...you will be seeing more of this whole suite from me!!!

Thank you for visiting!  Please let me know any questions you may have! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, July 12, 2019

Follow Your Art With a Gift:

I am a little obsessed with the Mini Shipping Boxes that are in the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog.  Those, along with the fun Washi Tape, just make my heart smile.  I have just a quick and simple box and tag that I made.  This was a gift for my club members for signing up to join my club.  There may be one of my very fave Stampin' Up! products in this box.  😁 Any guesses?!


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch, Calypso Coral
Inks: Memento Black, Blends: Calpyso Coral Dark & Light, Pineapple Punch Dark & Light
Cardstock/Papers: Coastal Cabana, Shimmery White, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Stamps: It Starts With Art
Tools: Scallop Tag Topper Punch
Accessories:Follow Your Art Washi Tape, Mini Shipping Boxes, Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit, Pineapple Punch 1/8" Grosgrain Ribbon


These really are so simple to make...the tag is just made from Designer Series Paper that is so cute on its own...most of your work is done for you!  πŸ˜€


I just stamped a few buttons, colored with blends, and added one of my favorite sentiments.  😁 "Let's stay up late and craft."  πŸ˜‚

And then this Washi...I told you it was adorable.


Just a quick and easy project that makes a fun gift even more fun to receive!!!

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Greece Cruising Journal...

I still can't believe I am on a Greece cruise, that I earned from Stampin' Up!  My heart wants to explode.  (If you are not already, follow me on Instagram or Facebook (OR BOTH!) at Design With Ink because that is where I will be posting any updates from the cruise!) 

But THIS project was fun to make.  I wanted a little place to keep notes of things I wanted to remember, put pictures, etc, so I used the NEW Pressed Petals Journal and made this fun thing:




Colors: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Seaside Spray
Inks: NONE!
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White Thick, Shimmery White, Vellum, Gold Glimmer, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: NONE!
Tools: Stitched Labels Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Leaf Punch
Accessories: Pressed Petals Journal, Seaside Spray 1/2" Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon, Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie


This was the logo Stampin' Up! used for the trip, and I just loved it. This little book just literally makes my heart smile.  πŸ’—  Love these little details:


And YES!  These journals come with that fun embossed cover!  Swoon!  😍😍😍

I made a couple extras for some friends.  😁  And it may be even cuter all wrapped up.  I also added a package of Stampin' Up!'s journaling pens...



I definitely fell in love with this journal as I was making these!


PS....this shreddie in the box is still on Stampin' Up!'s clearance rack when I last looked.  I bought quite a bit because it is so much fun to use.  Go grab some while you can!!!

Thank you so much for visiting!  And thanks to my team and customers for your love and support that helped me get on this cruise boat!  I can't wait to share all the details with you because I AM SOOOO GRATEFUL!!!!!  πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Please let me know if I can help you with anything!!!!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Swapping Beautiful Friendship In Greece:

Stampin' Up...oh how I love you!  The fact that I had the opportunity to earn this trip of a lifetime still makes my heart squeal.   They do an organized swap on this trip...and I was excited to participate.  One of the greatest things about Stampin' Up! have been the completely beautiful friendships I have made...so I thought the Beautiful Friendship stamp set was the perfect one to use for my swap.


Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Whisper White
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Shimmery White
Stamps: Beautiful Friendship, Well Said
Tools: Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Metallic Pearls, Silver Thread, Gray Granite 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I love the simple elegance this card has, with all the fun details there.  This greeting is fantastic and I love those pearls.  And it all on that Subtle Embossed cardstock...swoon!  😍


Love this stamp, and think it will be used quite frequently in my future.  😊


I hope you enjoy!  I can't wait to share the cards that I get back from this swap with you!!!

Let me know if you have any questions on anything!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Perfect Petals...Take Two...with Gift Packaging!

The other day I posted THIS CARD made with the Parcels & Petals Stamp Set.  Well...I stamped a few flowers that day, but didn't use them all for that card.  Should I throw them away?!  Why, heavens no!!!  I just made something else with them.  How about some gift packaging this time?!


Colors: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White
Inks: Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo, Black
Cardstock/Papers: Shimmery White, Granny Apple Green, Gold Glimmer, Vellum
Stamps: Parcels & Petals
Tools: Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Sprig Punch, Starburst Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Pretty Peacock 1/2" Scallop Linen Ribbon
The flowers are this box are so much fun.  I really love this color combo.  And I LOVE these Kraft pillow boxes!  Those flowers and sprigs!  😍😍😍



This project is really quite easy to make, since I just used the Kraft Pillow Boxes from Stampin' Up!  Then it is just a matter of decorating them!  Easy, peasy!  


Thanks so much for visiting!  I really hope you enjoy!!!  Please let me know if you have any questions and how I can help you!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, July 8, 2019

Casing Above the Clouds...

I get asked a lot where I come up with ideas for what I create.  I have to say...ideas come from everywhere.  Fashion, home decor, Instagram, Facebook, Stampin' Up! catalogs, napkins (haha), my kids clothing, etc.  And of course I also get ideas from other demonstrators!  I saw a card from a fellow demonstrator, Kelly Kent, and just had to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) it.  I did my own little takes on it, but it's so very similar to hers.  I asked her for permission to share, and so here you go!!!


Colors: Gray Granite, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Inks: VersaMark, Pool Party, Gray Granite, Calypso Coral
Cardstock/Papers: Gray Granite, Shimmery White, Pool Party, Gold Glimmer, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Above the Clouds, A Wish For Everything
Tools: Stitched Rectangle Dies, Word Wishes Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter (for splatter), Classic Label Punch
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder

So cute, huh?!  I love it!  Love how simple the card was, but has such fun details:


That little flag is the Classic Label Punch.  Just punch it out and fold it.


I stamped off for the inside of the balloons (ink up your stamp, stamp onto scratch paper, and THEN--without re-inking your stamp--stamp onto your project) and then just stamped the detailed balloon image over them.  And sure do love me a glittered word!  πŸ˜€  This bundle, A Wish for Everything, is one of my new faves. 😍

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Watercolor Happiness Indeed...

I LOVE Watercoloring.  I take the simple approach to watercoloring, and would never say I am the best there is.  BUT...it is SUCH a fun coloring medium and truly soothes my soul.  And this card...FOR SURE...does that completely:



Colors: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Inks: VersaMark, Watercolor Pencils Assortment 1 & 2: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: It Starts With Art
Tools: Timeless Label Punch, Heat Tool, Detailed Peacock Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Woven Threads Sequins Assortment, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Silver Thread

My heart may squeal every time I see this card.  Hee.  But I LOVE the watercoloring, I LOVE the Watercolor Pencils, I LOVE the glimmer (Hello, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!!!), I LOVE the colors, I LOVE the sentiment, I LOVE that peacock feather behind the greeting, I LOVE those sequins.  I'm sorry....I just really love all the pieces to this card.  πŸ˜€

Let me show you some details.  First up...PEACOCK FEATHER?!  Oh man....this feather is from the Detailed Peacock Dies in the Noble Peacock Suite.  Total Swoon!!!! 😍😍😍  Love the subtle touch of it when it is cut out with Vellum Cardstock.  And note...I LOVE this sentiment!!!  It's from the It Starts With Art Stamp Set.  πŸ’—


Did you catch a peek of all that shimmer in the photo above?!  Well just look at it:



LOVE that Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!  I watercolored all the pieces first, and then just colored over it all with the brush!  And voila!!!  Amazing glitter without ANY mess!!!!

I just love this card, and hope it brings some happiness to your day!!!  Want to see a few pics of the process of this card?!  I shared these on my Instagram stories!  Follow me along at Design With Ink if you don't already!!!

But first...just cut out a bunch of the same size of the Stitched Nested Labels Dies from the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  Then just scribble some color from the Watercolor Pencils on them!


Take your Aqua Painter and start running that color around your shape:


Look how pretty it is!!!


My heart.  😍😍😍  Repeat with your other colors, then arrange them as desired onto your cardstock background piece.  **Note:  I embossed the White cardstock background piece with the Subtle Embossing Folder first.


Let the edges just hang off, and then trim when it is all laid out and adhered down.  Then stand back and squeal as you admire this beauty:


One last look at the full card is coming up!  Because why not?!  πŸ˜€


Thank you so much for visiting!  I really hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

TGIF Challenge 221...Say It Isn't So:

It's Challenge day!  Who is ready!  And for me...this challenge was a DOOZY!!!!  First of all, it's SUMMER!!!  My FAVORITE season......