Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Utensil Holder...Stampin' Up! style...

I know Thanksgiving is over.  And these were for my Thanksgiving table.  HOWEVER...I also know we all have holiday parties coming up and these could be EASILY adapted for Christmas or any event you are having!!!!  So I thought I should still share!  :)  Here is a fun utensil holder for your party table...

Cute?!  Right?!  :)  Here are more pictures...
And yes...you may have noticed I did emboss the napkin.  I have done this quite a bit for events and it just adds such a fun touch.  Gotta love the Big Shot and embossing folders!  :)  Here is a pic of the bottom details close up...
Great way to make your guests feel welcome at your party.  Here is a pic of just the holder...
These folders are really easy and quick to make.  I just cut a piece of cardstock that would fit my napkin. Added a few extra inches in length to give me a pocket to fold up.  So just fold up the extra inches making your pocket and then decorate. 

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!!! 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

November Club Project...

About time I share the club project we made in November, huh?!  :)

Anyone need a fun Christmas gift wrapping idea?!  Well...just take a white gift sack and add some Stampin' Up! bling...and you have a fun bag!  I used the Designer Series Paper from the Festival of Prints paper pack.  I didn't even cut the paper at all...it was the perfect size for the front of the bag.  Added some cardstock, punches, stamped tree, tulle ribbon, sweater trim ribbon, etc, and there you have a fancy bag!

Here is a picture of the details...
Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoyed this project! 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November Club Card...

I haven't shared the club projects we did this month at club yet!  Sorry!  Here is our card that we did...

Isn't this a fabulous card?!  I LOVE it!  I received a similar one in a Christmas card swap I participated in.  I love the Designer Series Paper that the tree is from.  This paper is from the "Festival of Prints" paper pack that is in the Holiday Mini catalog.

Here are a few close-up's...

Hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Have some FUN news to share today!!!!  Starting Monday...Stampin' Up! is have a FABULOUS sale!  I am EXCITED about it!  Select Stampin' Up! products are 20%-50% off!!!!  WHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!

Not only that...but there are DOORBUSTERS on the first day of the sale (Monday November 19th) and also the last day of the sale (Wednesday November 28th).

Here are the Doorbusters for Monday the 19th.  These are ONLY available on Monday:

Retail Price
Sale Price
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Big Shot Doctor's Bag

Yes you read that right!  THE BIG SHOT is 20% off!!!  Can't think of ANY item I would want on sale more.  EVERYONE should own this tool!  It's AMAZING and I have used it SOOOOO much!!!!  SO if you don't have one...NOW is the time!  :)  It can add so many fun details to your holiday celebrations!  (Make your own decor, invitations to parties, emboss napkins for your events, make hair bows for any young girls in your life OR yourself!, etc, etc!) 

Here are the Doorbusters for Wednesday the 28th.  These are ONLY available on that Wednesday:

Retail Price
Sale Price
118941Clear Block Bundle (Blocks A-I)
120279Clear Block Storage Caddy
109127Stack & Store Caddy

Click below for the list of all the other items that are available for the ENTIRE extravaganza!  


Some highlights of the list:
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Pack 20% off!  (I use this pack ALL the time!!!)
  • Blue Ribbon Stamp Set 25% off!!! (Such a fun set to use for any occasion!)
  • Lots of stamp sets 25%-50% off!!!!
  • Kraft Gift Boxes 30% off!  (GREAT way to package your Christmas treats!!!)
  • Ribbon Bundle for 30% off!! (Selection of the fabulous In Color Ribbon!)
  • Select PUNCHES for 30% off!  (Who doesn't love punches?!?!?  :) )
  •  MDS 2 is 50% off!!!!  (This program is FABULOUS for all sorts of projects!  Great price for an amazing program!!!)
And even though it's an "Online Extravaganza" and you can DEFINITELY order on my website...feel free to email me with your order as well and I can put the order in for you!

  • Email me at designwithink@gmail.com your order (make sure you get your order in on time if you want to order any of the doorbusters!  Don't forget!)
Let me know if you have ANY questions!  designwithink@gmail.com

Thanks so much for visiting!!!!

Thanks Banner...

Can you believe it's Thanksgiving time already?!  WOWSERS!  Where has this year gone?!  I thought it was about time I shared this fun banner with you.  This project is ALL about the Big Shot!!!!  The Pennants, the letters, the embossed circles, the fruit images, etc....ALL done with Big Shot!!

(And GUESS WHAT?!?!?  On MONDAY ONLY....the BIG SHOT is 20% off!!!!  Can you believe that?!  I am so excited!  If you don't have it...you need it!  Email me at designwithink@gmail.com to order yours.)

This is made with the Pennant die and Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper.  Here is a close-up of each letter...

I used the Cannery set and Coordinating Framelits to stamp the fruit to hang in between each letter.  Then each 1 3/4" Circle on the pennants are embossed to add some texture and fun.

Hope you enjoy!  You have time before the holiday to make some for your own for your own Thanksgiving decor!  Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

October Club Card...

I am trying to get back onto a regular posting schedule!  Sorry!  First up...I will catch you up on last month's club projects.  I showed you the 3D project we did.  Now up is the card.  Here you go...

 Isn't it fun?!  I LOVE this leaf set...Gently Falling.  The leaves are so pretty and it's a 2-step stamping set.  (So stamp the inside fill leaf image and then go back over it in another color with the outline.  It's so easy and quick to get a beautiful image!)  Love the colors as well...and I came up with the combo from the Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper.  (LOVE that paper!)  It's Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, and Cajun Craze.  And don't you love that Wooden Button!  Here are a couple of close-up's...

 I hope you enjoy this card!  Be back soon with more stamping projects!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October Club Project...


Wow...what a month!  We have had lots going on!  The most exciting one...my hubby and I just returned from a FABULOUS Hawaiian Vacation.  BUT...that's not why you are here.  You want to see a stamped project!  :) 

Here is the 3D project we made for my Stamp Club this month...

A fun little Halloween treat.  Lots of details.  Here are some more pictures...

Love the glimmer.  Added some glass glitter, Shimmer Spray, stamping, sponging, ribbon, etc.  This is made with the Fancy Favor Die...just modified a bit.  Super fun and easy!  

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you enjoy!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Flowering Friends...

When I first saw the stamp set, Flowering Flourishes, in the new Annual Catalog, I knew I needed it!  It's a fun stamp set to use, and I can't believe I haven't shown you any samples yet!  Here is one card I made with it...

I tried this new color combo and I LOVE it!!!  It's so bright and cherry.  The colors are Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, and Daffodil Delight.  I embossed the main flowering flourish in Whisper Whie embossing powder on Island Indigo.  Also embossed it onto Daffodil Deligth cardstock and punched out some circles for accents. 

Here are a few close-up's...

Hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks for visiting! 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Calendar AND a Post-It Notepad?!??!

I received the CUTEST gift at convention this year.  I KNOW I am late in showing you this (since convention was in July! :) ) too!  But again...better late than never, right?! 

My dear friend, Wendy, made this...

Fun calendar, right?!  Well look what it does...
How fun is this project?!  Here are some more views...

I love this little notebook calendar.  SO MUCH FUN!  Thanks, Wendy!  :) 

Thank you for visiting! 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I Am So Lucky!!

Why the title to the post?  WHY do I feel lucky?!  I am lucky because I am apart of the BEST group of demonstrators in the Stampin' Up Company!  And the Leadership we have in our group...simply AMAZING!!!!!  They spoil us!  My up-up line always does a fun event one of the nights of the convention...and she always has a fun gift for us!  Seriously....so lucky!  I forgot to share with you our gift from this summer!  Better late than never, right?!  Here is the fun gift we received...

She made everyone their own personalized decorated initial!  I was so excited and just love it!!!!  Isn't it fabulous!  She just cut strips of paper, adhered them to the letter wood block, and then cut around the strips with her hobby blade.  She said it was easy.  :)  I need to try some myself!  How fun would these be to make for any holiday or event!  Here are a few other pictures...

Love the Designer Series Paper (Summer Smooches pack), ribbon, and of course the letter!  :) 

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed this project!

Monday, October 1, 2012

September Club Projects...

Want to know what we made for our club projects this month?!  (Well...last month since today is the first day of October....WHERE does time go?!)  We always do a card and a 3D item.  (And if you ever want to join my club or have questions about it...drop me a line!)

Up first is the card.  We focused on Halloween (I try to do holidays in advance so they can get ideas to do their own holiday projects in plenty of time).  SO here's a little "BOO" for you...
Had a lot of fun making this card!  How FUN is that embossed Spider Web in the back?!  And the pennants...always a fun touch!  Here are some close-up's...

Then Halloween always needs some fun candy, RIGHT?!  So here is a cute way to package some up...
How fun is this?!  It's made with the Two Tags die.  I used the same basic colors for both projects....Basic Gray, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pumpkin Pie (or Tangerine Tango).  They also both use the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper...which I LOVE!!!  Here are some more pics of this cute treat...

Hope you enjoyed these projects!  Thanks so much for visiting! 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Happy 60th Daddy...

We just got back from a fun week away.  (I mean...it was the 2nd week of school for my Kylie...didn't we all need a break?! :) Hee hee)  We rented a house down in St. George (about 4 1/2 hours away...in the southern part of Utah) with my family to just have some time all together.  My newlywed brother and his wife and my college brother were only able to be there for one of the weekends we were there.  My oldest brother and his family (wife and 6 kids), my parents, and my family were able to be there all 9 days!!!  It was WONDERFUL!  My 6 year old had a BLAST with her cousins and the AMAZING backyard set-up.  (There was a pool, a putting green, a swing set...that was barely used because of previously mentioned pool, etc.) 

(Look at my CUTIE! parents!!!)

Now...my Dad turns 60 on the 24th of this month.  So while we were all going to be together...I wanted to throw him a surprise Birthday party to celebrate!  So the first Sunday we were there...celebrate we did!!!!  It wasn't the easiest party to throw...considering we were all staying at the same house, I was out of town and didn't know the set-up of the house until I got there the night before, and EVERYTHING had to prepped and ready before I left so I wouldn't forget anything!  But the party went great, the set-up was fun, and although I didn't go quite as crazy as I normally do...it was crazy enough!  :)  So on to the stamping part of this post...the party.  It was cowboy themed.  No...my dad isn't a cowboy. But he has ALWAYS wanted to be one!  So I thought it was fitting!  And this was the door he got to walk through...

Don't know if you can totally tell...but it looks like one of those old time Saloon doors!  Gotta love party stores!  :)  (Truly...I DO love party stores!  Could walk around them for HOURS AND HOURS if ever given the chance!  :) ) 

Then when you first walk out you see...

Sorry this picture didn't come out so well.  (Dang sunlight!  :) )  But this was the table that greeted everyone.  It was "the Watering Hole", if you will.  I was rushing around right before we surprised him so I didn't get a chance to get the best photos.  So this is the only picture I have of the pennant banner I made with the now retired old Pennant die.  (That I will NEVER get rid of because I LOVE IT!!!  Hope you have it!!!) Sorry I didn't get an up-close pic...but it was really cute.  :)  And then the center of the table had a fun cowboy boots picture, some hay, IBC rootbeer, our plates and silverware, and a "60 sucks" gift for my dad (that I didn't even get an up-close picture of!) that was a basket of 60 suckers.  (Hee hee...thanks Pinterest!!! Saw that idea a long time ago and have just been waiting for this day to use it!!  Hee hee.)  Here are some more close-up pictures...


LOOK AT THE FUN SILVERWARE!  :)  Love that cowboy.  (Sorry...it's a retired stamp set.)  I got this idea to wrap the silverware in the napkin from an AMAZING birthday party I went to a few weeks ago...thanks, Heather!  :)

Then here is a shot of the food table not quite together with everything yet...
I know...far away.  Well...here are some close-up's...

The chalkboard signs I made with the retired Chalkboard vinyl were a fun touch.  SO EASY to make with some Designer Series Paper in the frame, my Big Shot to cut out the ovals to put on the glass of the frame, a few punches, a stamp, and retired rope ribbon.  (Should of taken a close-up of just the frame...sorry!  Hopefully you can tell how cute they are!  :)  )  Then just use a chalkboard marker to write all the food names on them!  LOVE the details! 

Then for their favor...I set up a candy station with treat boxes for them to fill up...

The sign on this station says, "Grub to Go".  I thought that sounded more cowboy than "Candy Bar" or "Candy Station" or something like that.  :)

Also had a photo booth.  Nothing super crafty here.  (Just some mustaches hot glued on to a skewer)  But here is a pic of the kiddos in their get-up...

Aren't they cute?!?!  :)

I wish I would of taken a pic of the whole thing all together because it was so cute.  I had balloons hanging around also.  (With a marble in the bottom so they would stay hanging down...thanks again Pinterest!  :) )  I just didn't get enough photos.  Here is one with some of the balloons though...

Can't miss a Big Birthday Cheer for my AMAZING Daddy!  (And look in the bottom left corner...that's the "60 sucks" sign in the basket of suckers.  :) )  Being the only girl with 3 brothers...I definitely am a Daddy's girl!  (Not to say that I am not a Mommy's girl also!  :) )  HAPPY 60th Daddy!!!! 

Hope you enjoyed this party!  :)  Wish everyone could of been there!  Thanks for visiting!!!

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