Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Starting Off Write...

It's BACK TO SCHOOL TIME?!?!?  Are you serious?!  Where was summer?  Did I blink?  My fave time of year always goes SO FAST!!!

Alas...I wanted to give my kids and their teachers a little back to school fun!  But what to do?!  Treats are always fun to do--but I don't always like to do the candy thing.  What's the next best thing?! Well what about fabulous GEL PENS?!?!?!!

I think this turned out kinda fun so wanted to share.  Any gift looks more fancy if it has a fun "puny" tag!, right?! ...

ColorsWhisper White, Pool Party, Read Red, Daffodil Delight
StampsWriting Notes
Tools: Mini Stapler & Staples
Accessories: Real Red Stitched Ribbon, Basic Black Baker's Twine

This was so quick and easy to do!  Just a piece of cardstock stamped with the "Writing Notes" background stamp. (P.S...I LOVE THIS STAMP!!)  How cute is this?!  (This is a large background stamp.  You could stamp an entire standard sized card front (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") at once!

Here is a close-up of the tag...

The greeting I just printed off from my computer and then cut it up for the tag.  So easy, quick, and fun!  

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!  ***Note: these pens are pretty much the best.  Ordered them off Amazon.  They are PaperMate Ink Joy pens.  Fabulous gel pens!  Just sayin'.  Let me know if you have any questions!!! designwithink@gmail.com

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Forever Begins Today...

Yesterday I went to a reception for a dear friend.  If you have followed me for any amount of time, you know that I LOVE banners.  They are the best way to help decorate any event, or your home!  Love. Them!  So...to help her celebrate...I made my friend a banner for her reception.  Her reception was SOOOOO cute!  Burlap, Lace, Yellow daisies, vintage-y...she just did such an amazing job!  How about I show you this banner that hung over the food table...

Now...I know this pic is hard to see the details.  So don't worry...I have more pictures to help you see more...

And even more close-up...

What do you think? Well...guess what?!  I also made a coordinating card for them!!!  It had to match, right?!  :-)  So here you go...

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Final Days With Thoughtful Branches...

Just a quick post to show you another quick idea to make with the Thoughtful Branches Bundle.  (This actually just uses the stamps from the bundle.)  This bundle is just available through the end of August!  It's such a fun one--don't miss out!...

ColorsCrumb Cake,Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
StampsThoughtful Branches
Tools: Mini Stapler & Staples
Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Night of Navy Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack

This is a quick and simple card with just a little stamping and a few layers of paper and ribbon. Would be so quick and easy to make a big batch of these with all sorts of sentiments.

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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thoughtful Branches For You...

There isn't that much time to order the fun "Thoughtful Branches" Bundle!  I. Love. This. Bundle!  It is soooooo cute!  Check it out...

Such a fun stamp set and framelit set.  Just wanted to share a quick card I made with this bundle...

This is such a fun bundle to work with...you can make quick cards like this one or way more detailed and stepped up cards.  So versatile and fun!  

ColorsCrumb Cake, Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Dapper Denim
StampsThoughtful Branches
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Flirty Flamingo Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape

Here are a few more views...

That copper washi tape (from the Affectionately Yours pack) is so beautiful.  It's shiny and wonderful.  

Hope you enjoy this card!  Let me know if you have any questions!  designwithink@gmail.com.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

10 Year Anniversary!!!

This feels crazy to say, but AS OF TODAY...I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for TEN YEARS!!!! WOWSERS!!!!

I can't believe it! But of course, we have to celebrate!!! So today I am big time celebrating! And I want to spread a little love back to you!! 

From now until Sat (Aug 20th)--for every $50 you buy of Stampin' Up! Merchandise--I will give you $10 more FREE to spend on that same order! (Sorry...can only take orders from USA.)

Sound fun?!  I think so!!!  Here's an example of how it works....place an order of $50 of merchandise, and pick out an extra $10 in product...so actually get $60 worth of products!  Order $100, and get $120 worth!  Order $150 and not only get $180 worth of product ($30 of bonus from me), but you would also get $15 in extra free hostess benefits from Stampin' Up!!!  So exciting!!! Can't beat FREE Stampin' Up! product!  :-)  

Thank you for the support the last 10 years! I get a little teary thinking about how enriched my life has been because of the experience I have had as a demonstrator. What a journey. Can't wait to see what the next 10 years hold!  As I have said before, Stampin' Up! is such an amazing company and I feel so lucky to be a part of it!  

Offer details:  This offer is available exclusively through me: Ashley Van Camp.  Order must be placed (via email to me) by Sat Aug 20th at Midnight MST.  

To take advantage of this awesome deal...just email me your order...designwithink@gmail.com.  Or let me know if you have any questions!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Pop Of Pink Flip-Book....And a Flashback...

So TOMORROW is my 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (demo)!  Wow!  I kinda can't believe it.  I can't believe how grateful I am to be a part of such an amazing company--one that cares about people, cares about operating with integrity, cares about offering quality products, and the list goes on. I feel very lucky.

My club project this month was a throwback to one I made like this at the Founder's Circle I earned when I was a Rising Star.  (One of the top 15 new demo's the first full year that I was a demo...I was #10!)  One of our Make & Take's at this event was this fun flip-book album.  Here was my take on it that we did for club this month (I thought it would be easier to show you how it works with a video.  Then there are still pictures below)...

(Looks like the video didn't upload great.  Sorry for the bad quality.  I hope it at least gives you an idea of how it works.)

How fun is that?!  I hope you enjoy!  Here are picture of the album before pictures were added...

ColorsMelon Mambo, Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush
StampsYou've Got This, Sunshine Sayings
Tools: Aqua Painter
Accessories: Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper, Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Watercolor Paper, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Gold Sequin Trim, Melon Mambo 1/8" Ribbon

This is the cover.  LOVE this flower from the "You've Got This" stamp set!  We colored it on watercolor paper with an Aqua Painter and ink. We added some glitter with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush after it was colored.  (***Note: you can actually use the Wink of Stella pen as your Aqua Painter also.)

Then here are the pages in order of how you open the book...

Sooooo...what do you think?!?!?!  

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

August Club Project...Spinner Time!

Have you checked out the fun new "Sliding Star" Framelits?!  They make fabulous spinner cards!  And who doesn't love a card with movement?!  They are a blast to make...so I wanted to do one for club this month.  Sooooo....here goes!  Here is the card we made this month...

ColorsSoft Sky, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Stamps: Shooting Star
ToolsBig Shot (w. Cutting Pads), Sliding Star Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Classic Label Punch, Stapler & Staples
AccessoriesBrights Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Foil Paper, Linen Thread, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

That paper airplane spins around that circle track on the card.  My daughter picks up this card all the time just to spin it around.

What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy!  

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Thank You With A Flamingo!

Words can't express how much I LOVE the "Pop of Paradise" stamp set.  Seriously....LOVE. IT!!  A flamingo, a pineapple, big bold tropical leaves, really fun greetings...what is there NOT to love?!  My hearts SWOONS for this set!!!  Now...I also like to send my downline a card when they hit their quota for the quarter.  So how could I not combine two of my loves?!  My downline and my "Pop of Paradise" set!!!  Want to see what I made?!  This card was largely inspired by a card I found all over my feed on Pinterest...just made a few changes...

HOW CUTE IS THIS?!  See why I had to make it?! Love it!!

ColorsFlirty Flamingo, Mint Macaroon, Cucumber Crush, Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Whisper White
StampsPop of Paradise, Gorgeous Grundge
Tools: Scissors, Sewing Machine
Accessories: Basic Black Baker's Twine, Gold Sequin Trim, Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper

And one more view...

Does it make your heart go pitter-patter too?!  It really is the simple things in life for me.  :-)  I really hope you enjoy this card and that it inspires you to make something fun.  Creativity is good for the soul!  So go be creative!  :-)  

Thanks for visiting me!  Makes my heart smile!  :-)  

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Online Class....

THIS JUST IN!!! I am starting something NEW and exciting!!!!  I am OFFICIALLY launching my first ONLINE CLASS!  Have you ever wanted to come to one of my classes but just can't make it for whatever reason?! (Live too far, the date doesn't work, etc.?!)  Well.....these online classes will be classes that come straight to your door!!  So you can do them when you can!!!  I'm SOOOO excited!  And my first class is using a LIMITED time only bundle called, "Thoughtful Branches"!  Look how amazing it is...

That stamp set and those coordinating framelits...SWOON!!!!  So...here goes nothing!!!! ...

So how fun to get a kit to make 6 darling cards?!  So fun!!!  And a special bonus for all my class attendees: if you don't have anything on the list of supplies needed that aren't included with the class kit...I will give you a special discount!!  Just let me know when you sign up that you need to order some additional supplies!!!

Can't wait to share these projects with you!  Email me at designwithink@gmail.com to sign up!  (Sorry--only US residents)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Can't find it??...Make It!

I've been in the process of re-decorating my house.  We recently had it painted, and now I'm trying to figure out what I want and where.  Today I worked on the finishing touches for my fireplace mantle.  My house was all done being painted around the 4th of July, so I originally had just decorated it for the holiday.  Recently I took down the holiday decor and had to decorate it for "every day" decor.  No problem, right?!  Well--actually--it honestly is hard for me to find what I like in stores.  I like clean and simple, bright and cheery, etc.  I don't really do many rustic or antique-y pieces.  Well...my style isn't always the "trend" of home decor.  Sooooo....what do I do?!  Just decorate with what I can find?  Or--just make my own pieces??!!!  Why--of course--just make what I like!  Yay for being able to totally personalize my space with my Stampin' Up! supplies!  Want to see what I made?!  And what my mantle looks like?!  Well here you go...

I know it's hard to see, so here is a more up-close picture...

So I made the little basket of flowers, added the large burlap flower to the vase, put up a sign, and then made a few frames with my Stampin' Up! supplies!  Want to see even more close-up pictures of those?!  I'm sure you do, because they still are hard to see in the photos.  So...here you go...

I can't express how much I love the "Sunshine Sayings" Bundle.  It is SO. MUCH. FUN. to use!  So it was the first thing I thought to use when I wanted to make a fun frame.  Paired with the "Pop of Pink" Designer Series Paper...well it just can't get much better!!  :-)  I LOVE the gold foil papers in this pack, but I have to say--I have been hoarding them.  (I'm sure I'm not the only one that does this, right?!)  But using it in a display piece that I will see every day?!...best way to use it!  :-)  What do you think?! 

Then look at this frame I found in a store...

I loved this frame!  I love pineapples and love the pineapple trend!  However...this frame wasn't the right size for what I needed.  I just thought...I can make my own!!  So look what I did...

It's also using the "Pop of Pink" Designer Series Paper.  So simple and so cute...I think anyway.  :-) cut a piece of the paper to the size you need, emboss the pineapple with Gold Embossing powder, adhere to paper, frame, and voila!  A fun decor piece! What do you think?!

Anyway...hope you enjoy and this inspires you to create something fun today!  Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions! designwithink@gmail.com.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Handy Card Layout--Festive Birthday Style...

The card I am about to show you is one of my "go-to" layouts when I need a quick card done.  I love it...it's quick and simple, but cute!  The best kind!  Also, I am having a love affair with the "Festive Birthday" Designer Series Paper.  SUCH FUN colors, patterns, and designs!  You could easily make up a set of cards with this paper--just switch out a different pattern for each card!  Anyway...enough blabber...on to the card...

What do you think?  See how easy this card would be to change up over and over again?!  

ColorsCrushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
StampsSunburst Sayings
ToolsBig Shot & Cutting Pads, Layering Circle Framelits, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Confetti Hearts Border Punch, Corner Rounder
AccessoriesFestive Birthday Designer Series Paper, Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread

I. LOVE. the little delicate scallop poking out from behind the circle.  So sweet.  (It's done with the Layering Circle Framelit dies.)  And that dainty little heart (punched from Confetti Heart punch) is just a fun little touch.  

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  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 ...