Friday, April 28, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 105: It's A Celebration...

It's not only Friday, AND it's not only TGIF Challenge time, BUT.....IT IS CELEBRATION TIME!  TGIF Challenges is TWO YEARS OLD!!!

Come play along this week! Check out the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG for all the details!!!  Anything "celebration" related counts!  It's going to be a fun week!!!

Here's what I created...

ColorsPool Party, Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Cucumber Crush, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersCrumb Cake, Pool Party, Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper (SNEEK PEAK!), Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum
Stamps: Balloon Adventures
ToolsBig Shot, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Brights Enamel Shapes, In Color Doilies

Gotta love anything with balloons, right?!

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Can't wait to see what you make!!! Let me know if you have any questions! Or need to order any supplies! Shop 24/7:  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Succulent Teacher Appreciation...

It's Teacher Appreciation week at my kids school!  Love this week because I know how much effort teacher's put in to their jobs...and it's fun to have a week dedicated to saying thanks!  I sure do appreciate the job they do!  Our school is doing a different theme each day this much fun! Tomorrow the kids are all dressing up nice and bringing a treat or flower to their teacher.  I decided to do a treat with my kind of flower...a paper one!  :-) 

Colors: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Eastern Palace Designer Paper (SNEAK PEEK!)
Stamps: Crazy About You
Tools: Big Shot, Succulent Framelits, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Hello Honey Ribbon (on the Clearance Rack!), Metallic Enamel Shapes, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Did you see that the clearance rack was updated?!  Well...these fun boxes were on there for super cheap.  Sadly...they are sold out now, but hopefully you snagged some.  Here is something fun you can do with them!  AND... that ribbon is on the clearance rack!  $2.80 for 10 YARDS!  Just an FYI...the bottom box is filled with Skittles and the top box is filled with chocolate almonds.  These boxes hold a LOT, so it's quite heavy.  :-) 

Do you have the Succulent dies yet?!  If not....GET THEM before they are gone!  (They are only while supplies last right now.)  They are 50% OFF!!!! 

I have done a lot with these, and they are so much fun!

Hope you enjoy!  Head to my website to order the supplies you need: or drop me an email:  Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks so much for visiting!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quick & Simple With Washi...

Tonight's card is quick and easy...thanks to Washi Tape!  I LOVE this stuff!  Stampin' Up! has some great washi collections available in the current catalogs, as well as some fabulous ones on the recently updated Clearance Rack! (Check it out on my website: 

Washi is amazing cause it adds such a fun pop of pattern and color so quickly.  I've made quite a few cards similar to this, but here is one with my fave stuff right now...the Cool Treats Suite! However...this Washi is retiring and sold out, but pick any fun Washi (Check out those fabulous packs on the Clearance Rack!) and this card would be a breeze to make!

So quick and easy!  Give this card a try!

Colors: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Crazy About You
Tools: Big Shot, Hello You Thinlits, Stapler
Accessories: Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape, Sprinkles Embellishments

I want to see what you make!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Easter Stampin' Treat...

A little late in this...but here is a fun double pocket treat holder that I made for Easter.  In the back pocket, I put a package of Delicate Doilies and in the front--some Easter bunny chocolate!  Can't beat chocolate and stamping supplies...right?!  :-)

You just take a Kraft Tag a Bag, and fold in half...and then adhere the Designer Series Paper around the bag to keep it all together.  So easy and fun!

Colors: Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Kraft, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Stamps: March '17 Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set--Bunny Buddies
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Classic Label Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Pool Party Ribbon

I used the Paper Pumpkin stamp set from March for this project...LOVE those bunny ears! 

Hope you enjoy!  I know Easter is over, but you could easily make this for any other occasion!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Or shop 24/7 on my website: 

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April Club Project... Mini Egg Love Jar...

Have you seen the Mini Egg Cartons in the Occasions Catalog?!  Oh how I love them!  They are SOOO cute and so much fun! could I not use them for a club project?!  You may think that because Easter is done, you wouldn't use them anymore.  That's totally not the case!  For this one...we continued on using the same bundle that we used for the CLUB CARD that I shared already. This egg carton would be great for Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation, Birthday, etc...

How much fun is this?!  Let me just say...this bundle...swoon!  Those flowers are stamped...look how gorgeous they are!  You stamp them in layers, so it really gives them so much depth.  LOVE them! 

Colors: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Crumb Cake, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, So Saffron, Tasty Treats Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Jar of Love
Tools: Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon, Delicate White Doilies, Linen Thread

Then just untie the bow, and voila!  This is what I put in mine... 

I should of moved one of the chocolate eggs to the front, but there are two big caramel/chocolate eggs, a nail polish, and an egg lip gloss.  I plan on making these for Teacher Appreciation this coming up week.  

The egg cartons come a neutral color, but they are quickly and easily able to change any color!  Just fill a spritzer bottle 3/4 of the way full of rubbing alcohol, then add some drops of whatever color you want to use.  For this one--we added 6 drops of Bermuda Bay. 

Then just spritz away until it's covered!

I hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering any supplies!  Shop 24/7 on my website:  

Thanks for visiting!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April Club Card ... Shaker Jar...

Raise your hand if you love the "Jar of Love" bundle!  Oh man!!!  I know my hand is raised because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this little love bundle! :-)  Look at this fun shaker card made with the bundle...

Pictures those fun "Sprinkles Embellishments" shaking all around.  So much fun!  :-) 

Colors: Smoky Slate, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Whisper White, 16-18 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack, Window Sheets
Stamps: Jar of Love
Tools: Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits, Boho Chic Embossing Folder
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Sprinkles Embellishments, Watermelon Wonder Striped Ribbon, Calypso Coral Thick Baker's Twine

Check out that shake...

This shaker is super easy to make with window sheets and the foam adhesive strips!  Here is a pic of how it's all put together:  card stock (with framelit cut out), window sheet (stamped), foam strip and sprinkles, then another window sheet.  Then you can easily handle the shaker without anything spilling out.  So easy!
 Just one more quick view...

Hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions or need to order any supplies! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 103: Delicate Dragonfly...

Can I get a WOOT!!!  It's Challenge day.  And let me just say...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE (did I mention LOVE) this weeks Challenge!  It's a sketch challenge...and just look at it...

Isn't this beautiful!  SOOOOO many possibilities!!!!  I hope you play along this week!  Just head over to the TGIF Challenge blog to play!

Before you go...check out what I made with the sketch.  I took the water coloring part of it literally...because that is definitely one of my favorite things to do...

ColorsBermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/Papers: Smoky Slate, Flirty Flamingo, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Tools: Big Shot, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Stapler
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Thread, Staples

(I really need to work on my photography skills because this card is so much prettier in real life.) I embossed the dragonfly in white and then adhered a vellum dragonfly (gotta love stamp sets with coordinating framelits!) over it.  Check out the details...

So much fun!

Now it's time to go participate yourself!  Can't wait to see what you do!  Let me know if you have any questions! 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Birthday Cards Galore....

Want to see a quick but fun birthday card that you can easily mass produce?!  Well here you go!!! ...

ColorsWhisper White, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Real Red
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Crushed Curry, Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Balloon Adventures, Butterfly Basics (for greeting)
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Stapler
Accessories: Linen Thread, Staples

A bit of a side note...we are self-employed people here.  My husband has his own company (well...we own the company, he is just the one that works there.  Heehee.), and therefore....we like to put some personal touches on things for our clients.  One of those things are birthday cards.  Yes....I make them all.  Since we need a lot of them each year...I have to create a quick and easy card that I can easily mass produce.  Here is this years card design!  It's a 3"x4" piece of designer you can get TWELVE from one sheet of DSP!  And the DSP does most of the the rest of the card is really easy.  If you want to make it even easier...just leave the bow off the balloon!  :-)

Love the glimmer on the balloon though...

This polka dot balloons is SO CUTE!! It's from the "Balloon Adventures" stamp set that I LOVE!!!!

Even though this font is a bit elegant...I think it also goes well with a little whimsy.   Love a little font mixing!  Makes my heart happy!

Hope you enjoy this quick and easy card!  Would love to see what you make with this layout!  

***DON'T FORGET*** The retiring list is out!  Check it out HERE and go get your faves before they are gone!  Some things are high as 50% off!!!! Stamps are available at least until May 22nd, but everything else is only while supplies last!  Check out my store: to see what's left and shop 24/7!  Or feel free to drop me an email with any questions or if you want to order! Happy to help you however I can!


Can't believe it's this time of year....but it's almost time for a new Stampin' Up! catalog!  WHOOOO!  But....sadly...that means we have to say goodbye to some beloved proudcts.


CLICK HERE to download the retiring list or CLICK HERE to head on over to my store and see what's retiring.

WHILE SUPPLIES LAST on items!  (Except for Stamp Sets...they will be available until May 22nd...after that they will only be while supplies last also.) 


Let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help!!  

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Prize Winning Swap :-) ...

Do you follow me on Facebook and Instagram?!  If should!  Just search for Design With Ink and click follow!  If you do follow hopefully saw my post the other day where I shared some swaps from one I participated in with my group, and a prize I received for being one of the winners in this swap! I'm sharing my *Prize Winning* Swap.  Hee.  :-) It's a quick and simple card to make and a fun layout you could use over & over...

ColorsWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, So Saffron, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
StampsCarousel Birthday, Balloon Adventures
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Duet Banner Punch
Accessories: Gold Thread, 15-17 In Color Doilies, Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush

So what do you think?!  Here are a few of the details up close...

First of all...this embossing folder is MY FAVORITE!  It's called "Sparkle" and I use it ALL. THE. TIME!  Look how fun and cute it is...

Second of all...who LOVES shimmer?!?!  I do!!! Hard to capture in a photo, but those circus tents are all sparkly.  I just colored over them with the Wink of Stella Clear Glimmer Brush.  Hopefully you can see a little glimmer, but it's really sparkly in real life.

Hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything!  I would be happy to help you order any supplies you need for your crafting project!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Watermelon Meets Cool Treats...

I LOVE the Cool Treats bundle so much.  Makes my summer loving heart so happy!  Have you gotten this bundle yet?! ...

ColorsWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
StampsCool Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Sprinkles Embellishments, Very Vanilla Lace Trim, Gold Sequin Trim

This is a fun card layout I have used a few times lately.  Love it!  Try it yourself and share your creations with me!  :-)

I LOVE the color of this card...Watermelon Wonder.  It is an In Color that will be retiring soon...and will sell out fast!  So get your order in for any retiring In Colors (Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon) because they will sell out fast!

Let me know if you have any questions! Or need to place an order!

Wildly Flowering In May With The Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team!

Well hello there!  Ready for another mini Artisan Design Team hop?!  This month, our group is spotlighting the Wildly Flowering Suite!  We a...