Friday, January 18, 2019

TGIF Challenge 195: A Little Disney Love!!

It is CHALLENGE DAY!!!  Who is ready?!  Because this challenge is fun...for all ages!  Any guesses on what it could be?!  😀



ColorsCalypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Black, Whisper White
Inks:   Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Calpyso Coral, Blushing Bride, Soft Sea Foam, Pool Party
Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Palette Knives
Accessories: Pick A Pattern Washi Tape, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Gold Thread

You probably guessed it...it is all about Disney this week!!!  🙌


I obviously took a softer approach to the challenge.  Didn't use typical "Disney" colors.  But I love how this turned out.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Shimmery Paste that the background is made with:


It's so shimmery in real life...have you used the Shimmer Paste yet?!  One of my very fave products for sure!!!

Love these little layered flowers also:


Overall...I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.  Love the sentiment also...because you are never too old for Disney!  Agree?!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!!!  Now head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  Can't wait to see what you make!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop Jan 2019: All My Love!

WELCOME to our FIRST ARTISAN BLOG HOP of the year!  🙌 So it is the first one I get to be a part of!   💕 So a DOUBLE WELCOME if this is the first time you are visiting me!  I am SOOOO excited (and that's putting it mildly) to be on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team this year!  This is a complete DREAM come true for me.  I still am pinching myself to make sure this is real.  Hee.  Thank you for visiting and hope you follow along with me all year long!  😀  We have exciting things happening!  

This month we are sharing some fun LOVE projects with the All My Love Suite!  I LOVE the color pink...so I have to admit that I am in love with these projects.  😍


I used the Meant to Be Stamp Set (#148626) and the coordinating Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies (#148527)...because how can you not?!  I LOVE anything stitched...and I LOVE hearts!  So these products are beyond fabulous in my eyes!  💖💖💖  A little side note:  there is a small bit of Balmy Blue in some of the patterns in this Designer Paper pack.  However, not a lot.  And since that blue wasn't showing in either of these projects...I worked my FAVORITE Stampin' Up! color of all into these projects: Coastal Cabana!!!  What do you think?!  It's kinda my fave part, if I'm being honest.  😀

The first project is this fun pillow box, using the Kraft Pillow Box.  I love the fun polka dots on the box.


ColorsLovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Meant to Be
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Tailored Tag Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Kraft Pillow Boxes, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Whisper White Embossing Powder

***A little tip:  the polka dots originally were a bit brighter than this.  And were a bit distracting from the gorgeous focal point.  So...I sponged the box with Crumb Cake ink to tone them down a bit!


This long connected heart thinlit in this set is a dream come true. So. Much. Fun!!!  One of my fave pieces for sure.  (And BONUS!  When you cut out this strip, you have ALL the little heart pieces left over to use on other projects!!!)


I just love all the layers and textures on this fun pillow box!  What's your fave part?  

Now let's talk about this card...


I complete love a good water color wash.  For this one...I wet my Watercolor paper first with my Aqua Painter, picked up some ink from the lid of the ink pad (after smooshing the ink pad together before opening to get some ink in the lid), and then watercolored the color on in layers starting at the top and working my way to the bottom.  I started with Flirty Flamingo, then Melon Mambo, and last Lovely Lipstick at the bottom.


After it all dried, I then stamped some small hearts over the watercolor wash.  Then I colored over them with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.  😍  It adds such a fun detail in person.


I love this card because you can easily switch out the greeting and use it all year long.  A birthday, friend card, thinking of you--hearts and pink are always in season!  😀  I also LOVE the Whisper White embossing onto the Basic Black cardstock.  


I hope you enjoy this card!!!!  That large heart stitched framelit...😍😍😍!!!!



Thank you so much for visiting!  I am so excited for all the other people you get to visit on the rest of this Blog Hop!  Next up is the fabulous Aurelie Fabre!  I'm excited for you to see her beautiful projects!!!

I also want to introduce you to the whole Artisan Design Team!  So here is the whole group of all 16 of us!  These women are AMAZING!  I have loved getting to know them already, and am so excited I get to spend the year with them and get to know them better!

2019 Artisan Design Team



Thank you so much for visiting and hopping along with us!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!
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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Sweet Cup Is the Sweetest Thing...

Have you seen the Sweet Cups in the "How Sweet It Is" Suite?  Oh man!  Too cute and I LOVE them!  Here is a quick one I decorated the other day:


ColorsGorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo
Inks:   Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Whisper White Craft
Cardstock/Papers Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweetest Thing
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Jar of Sweets Framelits
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Rhinestones Basics, Sweet Cups

Thought this was kinda fun take on decorating these.


You could also wrap the cup with a different pattern of the "How Sweet It Is" Designer Series Paper, but I liked the white cup so the top focal point really pops.


I love this jar.  Man it's so cute!!! 💕



So what do you think?  Have you played with this Suite of products yet?!  IT. IS. SO. CUTE!!


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mango Blooms...

What was your first love out of the NEW Occasions Catalog?!  (And if you don't have one yet...PLEASE let me know!  I would be happy to get one in your hands!  I LOVE it!  Everyone needs a copy!!!  😀)  My first love was the Happiness Blooms Suite.  Oh. My. Heavens!!  Those bold flowers had me all 😍😍😍 from first glance!!  Just look at how amazing they are:


I saw a card like this online (trying to find it so I can give proper credit!) and fell in love with the color combo and everything.  This is what I used:

ColorsMango Melody, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White
Inks:   Mango Melody, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Whisper White Craft
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Night of Navy, Mango Melody
Stamps: Happiness Blooms, Incredible Like You
Tools: Heat Tool, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack
Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I can't wait to make this card in lots of different color combos!  😀  I just love that bold stamped flower background!!!  And with that embossed sentiment...😍😍😍!


And how much do you love those cute little punched flowers:


I just love it all!  What can I say?!  Hee.  Cause those FLOWERS!!!! 😍😍😍!!!


I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would be happy to help you!  And would love to help you get your hands on any of these products that you have to have!  Thanks so much for visiting me!!!

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Sweet Lollipop Story...

Have a quick card today using a few of my fave products from both the NEW Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure!  The "Part of My Story" stamp set (that you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!!) has so many amazing greetings in it.  LOVE. It!  Also...the whole How Sweet It Is Suite from the Occasions Catalog is on fire!  So. Much. Goodness.  😍😍😍  Here is a quick card combining them both:


ColorsCoastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Powder Pink
Inks:  Gray Granite, StazOn Black, Flirty Flamingo & Powder Pink Marker
Cardstock/Papers Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweetest Thing, Part of My Story (Sale-A-Bration)
Tools: Big Shot, Jar Of Sweets Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Basic Self-Adhesive Sequins, Colored Doilies

Aren't these products so much fun?!  I have to admit...I love this simple layout and fun elements.


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

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Calling All Crafters for an ALL DAY RETREAT!!!

I am SOOOOOOO excited to be announcing this!!!  Those of you that are local to me (I live in Utah)...or are willing to travel...do I have exciting news for you!!!  My friend and I are throwing an ALL DAY crafting retreat!!!  It is coming up on Saturday, February 2nd!  We are SOOOO excited!  We have some GREAT things in store!  You even get a $20 gift card to Downeast (one of my FAVE stores!!) just for coming to hang with us that day!  I can't wait to share all that we have in store with you!!!  A day filled with make & takes, food, pampering, friends, fun, laughter, and a little free shopping?!  What could be better?!  😀  Here are the details...


Drop me an email with any questions at all!  Would LOVE to have you here with us!!!  It's sure to be a fun time!!!

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January Club Project...Tag With a Bag!

Who is all ready for Valentine's Day?!  I have to admit...I pretty much love this holiday.  I'm not for one that feels like I have to be forced to tell someone that I love that I love them on a specific day.  I do that all the time.  However...I love any chance to celebrate love!  Because I am totally cheesy and I LOVE love.  😍  Hee.  So our theme for this month of club was Valentine's.  However...this project is NOT strictly Valentine's.  This project could be used all year long...



ColorsMelon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, White, Black
Inks:  Memento Black Ink
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration)
Stamps: Forever Lovely
Tools: Big Shot, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Triple Banner Punch 
Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Whisper White Baker's Twine, 2018-2020 In Color Mini Binder Clips, Striped Treat Bags

This stamp set is from the "All My Love" Suite in the Occasions Catalog.  It is called "Forever Lovely" and coordinates with the Lovely Flowers Edgelits dies.  This whole suite has been so much fun to play with.  I 😍 it so very much.  I will just share a few more views of this fun tag:




What do you think?!  I am IN LOVE with that black and white polka dot paper.  And GUESS WHAT?!  You can earn it FREE!!!!!  Yes...that's right!  It is one of the FREE options of Sale-A-Bration.  So any $50 order can earn you that paper for free! YIPPEEE!!!

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

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

January Club Card!

Last week was my club week!  It was an awesome club time because we got to use NEW products!  Yay!  The Occasions Catalog & the Sale-A-Bration Catalog are out!!!!  🙌  Want to see the card we made?!  Well ok then!!! 😀


Valentine's was the theme of the day for the month!  I love all the layers and a few words for you...FREE FOIL SHEETS!!!!!!!!  One of the Sale-A-Bration items is a pack of foil sheets!  And Lovely Lipstick is one of the colors....look at that GORGEOUSNESS!!!

ColorsPool Party, Lovely Lipstick, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Inks:  Jet Black StazOn
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Powder Pink, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Meant to Be
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Tufted Embossing Folder, Tailored Tag Punch
Accessories: Gold Thread, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

I love the layers on this card and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Be Mine Stitched Framelits!  Those have already been put to heavy work in my craft room.  Hee.  

Check out the details:



One last look at that foil...


What is your favorite detail?!  Or maybe it will be what is on the inside 😍😍😍...


Want to look at the full card one last time?!  Well here you go...


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

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Friday, January 4, 2019

TGIF Challenge 193: Wonderful Colors & Wonderful Romance...

Yay!  It's challenge day!  Who wants to participate in a FABULOUS challenge this week?!  I hope you said, "I DO!" because this challenge is amazing.  It is a color challenge one...and one of the best color combo's out there!  I used the NEW "Wonderful Romance" stamp set for my card today:



ColorsLemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Jet Black StazOn
Cardstock/Papers Watercolor Paper, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Wonderful Romance, Sweetest Thing 
Tools: Big Shot, Jar of Sweets Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Silver Thread

I love this stamp set!  It is such a fun one!  And check out the color combo:


Seriously...this is so 😍😍😍 for me.  Love it!  Here are a few more pics of the details:




I hope you enjoy!  I know I enjoyed making it!  Now head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog and play along!!!  Can't wait to see what you make!  😀

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

It's Official!!! With Forever Lovely...

YOU GUYS!!  It is TOTALLY OFFICIAL!!!  My year on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team has BEGUN!!!  💖💖💖  I am SOOOOO excited!!!  Seriously...words can't even express how excited and humbled I feel.  Want to see the first project I am sharing?!  I hope so because I am excited to share!  I used NEW stuff from the upcoming Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration brochure (can we say FREE EXCLUSIVE items with a qualifying order?! 🙌) that starts January 3rd!!!!


ColorsLemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Gray Granite
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Gray Granite, Black Memento Ink
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets (Sale-A-Bration)
Stamps: Forever Lovely
Tools: NONE!
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Epoxy Droplets, Lemon Lime Twist 1/4 Organdy Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration)

I LOVE this stamp set...it's called "Forever Lovely".  This stamp set is so much fun and EASY!  The flowers & leaves are two different stamps...so it's super easy to stamp the different colors.  You just ink & stamp the flowers -- in Melon Mambo -- (and yes!  Just ONE stamp and ink stamps the solid flower & the darker outline!) and then ink up the leaves in Lemon Lime Twist, line it up and stamp over the flowers.  The stamp set is photopolymer so it's super easy!  ***Note... I stamped the top flower/leave combo then turned both stamps upside down and stamped again.

Just have to say...I think my most FAVORITE thing in the Sale-A-Bration brochure is a package of foil sheets.  OH! MY! HEAVENS!  It comes with 8 total sheets in 2 colors: Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove.  Although I think the Lovely Lipstick looks totally Melon Mambo (MY FAVE!) & is so stunning it kinda makes me want to cry.  😀  This is a total must-have...in my opinion.  I tried to get a good pic of how beautiful it shines:


It truly is so stunning! Who agrees with me?!  😁


I also layered some fun Sale-A-Bration ribbon with this card.  There is an Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack that comes with FIVE different colors of this beautiful ribbon! It is gorgeous. 😍


Love these little Heart Epoxy Droplets also.  Hard to get in the photo, but love the detail it adds in real life.



I hope you enjoy this card!  I am so excited for all that is in store for the year!  Follow me along on FB (Design With Ink) & Instagram (@designwithink) also! Please let me know if you have any questions!

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TGIF Challenge 195: A Little Disney Love!!

It is CHALLENGE DAY!!!  Who is ready?!  Because this challenge is fun...for all ages!  Any guesses on what it could be?!  😀 Colors :...