Friday, January 31, 2020

Meant To Be...TGIF 249:

Who is ready for another challenge today?!  I posted about a SHAKE IT Challenge earlier!  Now I have a themed challenge for you with a fun TGIF Challenge!  Ready to get started?!

Let's see if you can guess what the theme would be by seeing my card:


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my store!)
 
Colors: Rococo Rose, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Light Rococo Rose Blends Marker, Light Bermuda Bay Blends Marker
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Shimmery Whisper White
Stamps: Meant To Be
Tools: Stitched Be Mine Dies, Well Written Dies, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Subtle Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon
 

Any guesses?!  Why yes!  It is a Valentine's Day Challenge! Yay!  Gotta love that!  What could be better than pink and hearts?!  Hee. 


I kept this card pretty simple today.  And truth be told...I just NOW realized my card looks like the image in the challenge square!  Hahaha.  Funny how that worked out.  Guess this layout stuck in my brain when I went to created.  😂

I think my fave part about this card are the stripes...I just drew them on with a ruler and the Light Rococo Rose Blends Marker.  Then I also used a blend to color some ribbon so I could have some Coastal Cabana ribbon.  I used the Light Bermuda Bay Blends Marker to do that. 


Then I just added this layered heart focal point and I was pretty much done.  I actually was going to add more, but ended up just liking the simplicity of this.  I wanted those stripes to pop.  😁  (Small tip on the small heart:  I stamped it onto Shimmery White cardstock.  Then I blended the ink with an Aqua Painter to make more subtle stripes on the heart.)


I hope you enjoy this challenge!  Just head over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  I can't wait to see what you make!

Thank you for visiting!  Please just let me know how I can help you!!!

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

It's Definitely a Fancy Friday!

I can't believe it!  I have been asked to join the Stampin' Fancy Friday Design Team and I. Am. So. Excited!!!!  This is a group of past and current Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team members, that participate in fun challenges to inspire YOU!  It is going to be a FUN journey and I am so excited to share it with you! 

This is how it works!  To kick off the year, we are doing a BLOG HOP--starting right now!  😀
Then...after this blog hop...we are shaking things up on the Fancy Friday Design Team!  This is our last official blog hop!  Each month we will be posting a challenge on the first Friday on Instagram & Facebook.  Throughout the month, we will be showing you our team projects!  And we want to see what you are making!  So please tag us or use the hashtag #stampinfancyfriday!  And make sure you are following Stampin' Fancy Friday on Facebook and @stampinfancyfriday on Instagram!  We can't wait to share all the creative fun with you!

Let's get started today!  This challenge is a fun one! Since we are shaking things up for 2020...it's time to officially SHAKE IT UP! 


SUPPLIES:  (all items are available in my store!)
 
Colors: Pool Party, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pool Party, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Thoughtful Blooms
Tools: Small Bloom Punch, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots
 

Make anything that SHAKES!  I made this multi-windowed Shaker card, and it is FUN to shake!  Also...can we talk about these flowers?!  😀  I have been LOVING this little bloom and the best part about it...you can earn BOTH the stamp set AND the punch for FREE!  Yes, that's right!  They are BOTH part of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration that is going on RIGHT NOW!  Just look how cute they are!



I love this greeting that comes with this stamp set too!  Last convention that Stampin' Up! had, we talked about celebrating the small things in our lives, along with the big things.  Being more positive and recognizing the good we do is SO important!  I am sure I am not alone in recognizing what I do NOT do way more than recognizing what I am doing.  SOOOO...I am trying to work on that and celebrating/recognizing the GOOD.  So this sentiment helps me remember that.  I love it!  😍

This card was a lot of fun to make!  Here's one last look at the card, and then you get to keep hopping!  😁


Are you ready to SHAKE IT UP even more!  Well, lucky for you...you get to HOP on over to Krista's blog to check out her FABULOUS project!!!

http://www.stampindolce.com/2020/01/Jan20-FF.html
Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Love You Ombre...

The Heartfelt Bundle in Stampin' Up!'s Mini Catalog is SO. MUCH. FUN!  For Valentine's Day or ANY love day!  I especially love this Ombre heart:


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Heartfelt
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heart Doilies, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Acetate Card Box

I just stamped the dotted heart onto Whisper White cardstock, sponged Coastal Cabana ink onto it in layers, making the ombre color. 


Also...notice that Gold Heart Doily?!  I took one of the Heart Doilies in the Mini Catalog, inked it up with VersaMark ink, then added Gold Stampin' Embossing Powder and heat set it.  Now you have a fun glossy heart!


Hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Would love to help you with any of your papercrafting needs!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, January 27, 2020

Toucan Birthday Bonanza!

I can't get enough of that toucan in the Birthday Bonanza Suite!  Isn't he just the cutest?! 


Colors: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper, Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Clubhouse
Tools: Heat Tool, Label Me Lovely Punch, Sponge Daubers, Aqua Painter
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment

Also...can we talk about that little pompom on his hat?!  How stinking cute is that?! (It is from the Assorted Pompoms in the Mini Catalog.)  I love it! 


I also love this little touch of color and texture with this bit of ribbon.  That twine is 😍😍😍!  And you can get it FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!! 


The background was done by embossing the sentiment with White Stampin' Emboss Powder onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I just sponged some Coastal Cabana ink over the embossing.


Another side note...I LOVE that black and white striped paper from the Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper! Again...another FREE item from Sale-A-Bration!  💖

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Seriously The Best Bloom Gift Bag...

Want to see a few of my favorite things for quick and easy (but DARLING!) gift giving!!  Well...yay! Because first I'm going to list what they are.  Then I'm going to show you what I did with them!!! 😀 Are you ready?! 

My list of a few faves for quick & easy:

  • Seriously The Best Stamp Set
  • Small Bloom Punch (from Sale-A-Bration so it's FREE!)
  • Tags & More Accessory Kit
  • Copper Dotted Treat Bag
And then this is what I did!!!



Colors: Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Blackberry Bliss, Terracotta Tile, Flirty Flamingo
Ink Pads: Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Blackberry Bliss, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Flirty Flamingo, Blackberry Bliss, Pool Party
Stamps: Seriously the Best, Thoughtful Blooms
Tools: Small Blooms Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Tags & More Accessory Kit, Metallic Baker's Twine & Sequins Combo Pack


These were honestly SO quick and easy!  The Tags & More Accessories Kit had ALMOST everything I needed!  I just added on the Copper Dotted Treat Bags (which coordinate FABULOUSLY with this kit!), some cardstock scraps, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (for the center of the flowers), and the Sale-A-Bration twine pack!  (Again--FREE! Yay!!!).  The twine may look a bit different, but I just pulled out the little gold thread really easily to have just yellow twine!  It is GORGEOUS! 


I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Seriously The Best Stamp Set and it has already gotten LOTS of use in my stamp room.  It just is so dynamic!  I embossed it here with Copper Embossing Powder--so it coordinates perfectly and gives them a touch of elegance.  😍

I made a bunch of bags, just mixing and matching the colors of tags that come with the kit. 



I think they all look fabulous!  (And even the ones not pictured look fabulous also!  Hee.) 

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, January 24, 2020

Heartfelt Valentine...

Valentine's Day is coming!  I have to say, I really love this holiday.  Maybe it's because ALL. THINGS. PINK are 100% accepted with this holiday.  (Hee.)  Or maybe I just really LOVE love.  But I just really love this holiday!  So about time to make some Valentine's...right?!  😀



Colors: Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Thick Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Heartfelt
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heart Doilies

This one was pretty quick and easy to make.  I LOVE the Heart Doilies in the Mini Catalog.  They are SOOOOO cute and so much fun to use!  Then layered with the punched heart from the Heartfelt Stamp Set and the Heart Punch Pack...well yes please!  😀

Here is a fun little tip.  See these stamped flowers?!




See how they are speckled  a bit?!  Well...while they were still a bit wet (so stamp quickly!) I dumped some Gold Embossing Powder on them, gave a good tap off, and heat set.  So that way they aren't covered...just speckled.  And...depending on how much dried...you get a varying level of speckle.  So I kinda love it.  (I also wanted some of the splatter that landed on the paper...so I did NOT use an Embossing Buddy like I normally would.) 

I love the layers of this card, and hope you do also! 


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

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Brian's Bonanza Birthday Box...

We had a big special birthday at our house this week!  My husband celebrated the big 4-0!!!


What does this have to do with stamping?!  (Because I know that is why you are here, right?!  😀)   Well...one of his presents, I needed something to wrap it in.  And I didn't have the right box.  So I thought...who needs to buy one!  I will make one quick with cardstock!  So that's just what I did! 



Colors: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Grapefruit Grove, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Well Said
Tools: Bonanza Dies, Word Wishes Dies, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Sponge
Accessories: 3/16" Braided Linen Trim

I just measured what I was wrapping, added an inch on all sides, scored it at an inch on all sides, cut on score lines to make some flaps and adhered it together!  Then repeated for the bottom of the box!  It really was so quick and easy!  Took WAY less time to even go to the store to grab one.  Probably even took less time than standing there at the store trying to decide what to get. 😂  And it is SO MUCH MORE FUN to give this package instead of a store bought one, right?!  I call that a win-win-win!!!


I love this Birthday Bonanza Suite also.  It is so cute and fun!  And I didn't even use the stamps for this project!  Crazy!  This was just having fun with the paper and dies to make the tag! Small note:  that "birthday" greeting is stamped on Whisper White cardstock and then sponged with Grapefruit Grove ink to get that ombre look.  I did that because solid cardstock just wasn't working for me.  😁


I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  Would love to help you with your crafting needs!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Another Sensational Year of You!!!...January Club Project:

What better project to make in January than a little desktop calendar!  This is what we made for our club project this month!  Just look how cute it is:



Colors: Petal Pink, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: Petal Pink, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers:  Thick, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Petal Pink, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Vellum, Golden Honey Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sending You Thoughts
Tools: 1 1/2" Circle Punch, Leaf Punch, Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Petal Pink 1/4" Metallic-Edge Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder

I love this little easel calendar.  We used a few Sale-A-Bration items on it also...the gold Designer Series Paper (from the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper) and the stamp!  I thought that sentiment was PERFECT for a calendar! 


(Don't you agree?!  😀)

I love the strips in the background (2 are Designer Series Paper, 1 is a foil sheet, 1 is stamped, and 1 is embossed) and how they all layer together!  


Hope my club gals loved making this!  And look at it all year long.  😁

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

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Heartfelt Pattern Mixing...January Club Card:

I love the Heartfelt Bundle, the From My Heart Designer Series Paper, & the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper.  So I mixed them all together and voila: 



Colors: Real Red, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink Pads: Flirty Flamingo, Memento
Cardstock/Papers:  Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Vellum, From My Heart Designer Series Paper, Golden Honey Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Heartfelt
Tools: Heart Punch Pack, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

The card we made for my January Club was born!  This was a fun and quick card to make.  And I LOVE how these two patterns work together! 


Those pink foil heart accents are amazing.  😍  And I just love that little scallop border...made with the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.  It's all about the little details, right?!  😁  That's why I added that little scalloped heart behind the Flirty Flamingo heart...love the subtleness of it. 


I hope you enjoy this card!


Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Or need help getting any of the products you see here! 

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Time for a Color Challenge!

Well this is kinda funny.  The card that I posted for Day 11 almost fits the bill for Day 12 of the 30 Day Christmas Card Making Challenge p...