Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's Just About Time...Let's Celebrate!

The new catalog goes live in just a few hours!  WHOOOOOO!!!  I am so excited!  SOOOO MANY fun things in the new catalog!  Here's a birthday bag I made using the new Emerald Envy color that is SO RICH AND BEAUTIFUL...

Love this Balloon Celebration stamp set.  Use it all the time.  And using it with the Emerald Color makes it feel so fresh and fun.

I made this bag with the Gift Box Punch Board but just made it into a bag instead of a box.  Love that thing!  So fun to use!

What do you think?!  Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, and Gold?!  I will definitely be doing this color combo again!

Hope you enjoy!  What are your must have's from the new catalog?!  If you don't have a catalog, PLEASE let me know and I will make sure you get one!

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Paper Pumpkin...Fun With the Stamps!!!

Had a little fun with this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit stamps today.  I send a card to my subscribers every month using the stamp stamp that we get in the kit.  First of all, here is the stamp set:

How fun and cute is this one?!  LOVE. IT!!!  Here is the card I made:

Kinda fun, right?!  Such a fun layout...take any small image and make it a fun focal point.  I colored the cakes in Bermuda Bay, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, and Pool Party.  Great color combo for male/female/adult/child/ANYONE!!!  

And here are the cards...

Just a quick/easy/and fun layout!  Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

We've Hit Double Digits!!!

At our house, we just celebrated a big day.  My oldest just turned 10!  No more single digits for her!  I kinda can't believe it.  Anyway...so my post today (and my #acardadayinMay) is the birthday card I made for her.  I actually made one again that we made at yesterday's card class...I just added her age to it...

I love this card...the colors make my heart happy!  Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, and Whisper White.

And those shimmery numbers...made with the Large Numbers Framelits!  SWOON!!  Love. These!

So fun!  My daughter is SOOOOOO excited to have her birthday and be double digits....her excitement totally wears off of everyone in our house!  :-) 

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!!  Let me know if you have any questions: designwithink@gmail.com.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thanks With A Poofy Flower...

So this project I am about to show you has a flower on it THAT I LOVE MAKING!!!  Seriously, if you follow my blog at all, you've seen me make these a lot.  That's because they are so much fun!  It's just a fun poofy flower that is perfect for any project!  Without further ado...here is the project...

So fun, right?!  How much fun is that flower?!  Of all the times I have made these, I have to say...I LOVE making them with the Cherry On Top Cotton Paper that is Retiring (and 50% off right now!!!!!)!  So...if you don't have this paper...don't walk but RUN to order it!  Swoon!  I. Love. It!!!

These are SO EASY to make!  While you are order your cotton paper, make sure you have this large scallop punch because it's retiring also.  And then all you have to do to make this flower is punch out about 10 of the 2 3/8" scallops from the Cotton Paper (Watermelon Wonder used here), stack them up, staple them together in the middle, and then scrunch up each layer.  That. Is. It.  SOOOOO easy and quick and the Cotton Paper is a dream to work with!!!

I actually had a card class tonight, and this is a little thank you I made for the attendees.  (Chocolate is inside.)

They are so fun to see lined up....

And here they are at their little spot...

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com Thanks so much for visiting!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Peekaboo Peach is Almost Here!!!

Peekaboo Peach, an upcoming In Color, is ALMOST HERE!  June 1st it will be released and I can't wait!  (All my projects that I've made with these colors so far are listed under the 2016 On Stage Display Board Sample list on this page.)  Here is a quick card I made with Peekaboo Peach...a favorite color for a lot of people already...

This is also using a new upcoming set, called Affectionately Yours.  It's a fun one too!  I just watercolored these flowers with the Peekaboo ink, and then added some of the new Peekaboo ribbon. Swoon!  LOVE this ribbon!!

And doubled the flower up so it popped off the card!

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

And How About Some Sweet Sugarplum??!

I shared some more Dapper Denim with you yesterday, but how about some Sweet Sugarplum today?!

Another quick post, but here is a little stamping inspiration for the day...

This is such a fun and quick layout.  Try it with any color or a mix of colors!  And show me what you make.  :-) And add a silver glimmer butterfly if you want, cause that's nothing but fun!  :-)

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you  have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

I Have More Dapper Denim For You!!!

Here's a fun card made with Dapper Denim...

I love the look Vellum can bring.  I added some Vellum over the top stripe Designer Series Paper piece, and it just softened it enough for that butterfly to pop off the page.  So fun!  And...I double layered the butterfly so it would pop even more...

This was another card I made for the Display Boards for Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event.  Can't wait for the new In Color's to go live! So! MUCH! FUN!!!!

Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, May 20, 2016

It's Been 11 Years Already!

Happy Anniversary to my hubby and I!  Quick post today, but here's the card I made for my him.  Tried to keep it simple, but did add some pink and sparkle because it's from me...so he expects that.  :-) Hee.

There you go!  Some Washi Tape, Heart Framelit (from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit), etc...and a card is born!  

I actually watercolored on the card base, and then added the card front (with the heart cut out of it) over it.  Here is my watercoloring...

I watercolored with Melon Mambo ink and Wink of Stella Glitter Brush so it's sparkly in real life.  Hard to get a photo of, but here's something...

Anyway...hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com.  Thanks for visiting!!

Anniversary Love...

Will catch up on my #acardadayinMay later...today is my anniversary and we are visiting family.  But Happy Anniversary to us!  :-)

Catch up with you later!  :-) Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Butterfly Thanks...

Just a VERY quick and simple card today...

Needed a quick thank you card, but didn't have a lot of time.  But thought this turned out fun!

Stamps: Watercolor Wash, Watercolor Wings
Ink: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Basic Black Marker
Tools: Bold Butterfly Framelits with Big Shot, Handheld Stapler
Accessories: Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Staples, Expressions Natural Elements

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Celebrate...Money Roll Style!!!

Double Post Day!!!! Club was last week, and forgot to share our club project!  I LOVE this project!  We made one just like this last month at a group event before Stampin' Up!'s convention.  My friend, Heather, did this Make & Take, and we all freaked out over it!  So I KNEW I had to do this for club!  Here is what we made....

Looks just like a cute gift box, right?! It IS a cute gift box, but look what it does...

How fun is this!  It's like a tissue box, but with money!  They are made from the Tag A Bag Gift Boxes that are in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  Get them before the retire at the end of this month!

Then you just roll money onto a roll (we just made it with cardstock), and washi tape it all together...

You just as much money as you want, and the recipient can just roll it all out!  What a fun way to give some money for a birthday, or graduation, weddings, or whatever!

The last dollar bill you just washi to the focal point of the box, and they just pull that to get their gift!

(And yes...the balloon's are sparkly in real life--glimmer added with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.)

Here is the one we made at our group event in April...

Hope you enjoy this project!  They are quite fun to make!  Give it a try! Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.

Celebrate With a 3x3...

I LOVE 3" x 3" cards.  They are so much fun...and so quick & easy to make...can't beat that!  So for my #acardadayinMay today...I am sharing some 3" x 3" cards!  I made these for some of my team members that met a goal I gave them last month to go with a little package I sent them.  Without further ado....here are 4 of them...

I started by just using a 3" x 6" piece of "It's My Party" Designer Series Paper.  (***Fun fact: you could make 384 of these cards from ONE PACK of this paper!  Not a bad deal!)  Then just fold in half, add some ribbon, thread, star, and greeting to the front.  Then embellish with a couple Epoxy Dots.  So quick and easy!  I even glittered up the stars with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush...

And then on the inside, just put a 2 1/2" circle to write my message on...

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Emerald Envy Birthday Fun...

Here to share another card I made for the On Stage Display Boards!  This time it's a birthday card using the Emerald Envy New Upcoming In Color!!!

This would be a quick card to do and make a batch of.  I love this stamp set!  It's called "Endless Birthday Wishes."

Added some fun dimension to the cake to give it some "pops" but still keep it really simple.

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.  

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Crazy For Cards Class...

I have been having a lot of fun making cards for this #acardadayinMay challenge...that I decided I would do a last minute card class with some of my favorite stamp sets before they retire!!!

SOOOOOO...who wants to come to a fun card class?!  We will be making 12 CARDS (3 each of 4 designs)!!!  Envelopes included!

Come make 12 cards (3 each of 4 designs) for $20!!!  OR...get the class for 1/2 price with a $30 order!  OR...get the class FREE with a $50 order!!!

Date: Tuesday May 24th
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: My house--Kaysville, Utah
RSVP: By Thursday May 19th (just email me at designwithink@gmail.com)

Please bring Adhesive!  All other supplies will be provided...envelopes will be included!

Want to see the cards we will be making up-close?!

Hello Sunshine...

Birthday Wishes...

You Made My Day...

You Mean The World To Me...

Would love to have you come!  Let me know if you have any more questions or if you want to come! designwithink@gmail.com.  

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Celebration...

It was my cutie nephew's birthday party today, so for my #acardadayinMay card (make/give a card to someone every day in May)...I had to make a birthday card for him!  :-) It is a SUPER quick card but still fun to do!

I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set and coordinating punch (by far my most used stamp set/punch combo of this Occasions Catalog....possibly ever) along with the Suite Sayings (the sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set (the yellow splatter) to create it.  

Colors: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight

And inside the card I put his age with the Numbers Framelits.  SO MUCH FUN!!!

You could whip up a ton of these SO QUICKLY, in any color combo! (Although maybe not everyone would love their age on the inside of the card.  Hee.)

Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.  

Technique Tuesday With Custom Striped Accents!

One of my assignments on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team is to do share some fun techniques.  My first one was shared at the end ...