Friday, October 27, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 131: Eclipse Love

Technique Time for TGIF Challenge!!!!  💖💖💖  Who likes a fun and easy technique?!  Well I have one for you today!  Check out this challenge...

Have you tried this trendy new technique yet?!  I hadn't until this challenge!  And that's what I LOVE about these challenges...they make you try something new!  Love it! Here's the card I made for the challenge and then I will give you some tips for doing one of your own!  ...

Colors: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Banners For You
Tools: Everyday Label Punch, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Jute Twine, Foil Snowflakes, Acetate Card Boxes

This is an easy technique to do, but I think this card is definitely "punchy".  It's bright and cheery...and the pattern I stamped is pretty busy so I kept the rest really it was fairly quick to make!  Can't beat that.  😀  And this stamp set...SO FABULOUS!  One of my faves!  It's called "Banners For You" and has so many fun banners (& there are coordinating Framelits!  👏) with coordinating greetings and these fun flowers!!!  🎉

Here are the steps I took to make this card...

1.  Stamp the Whisper White card front piece (3 3/4" x 5") with your images.  I started with the largest stamp...the leaf in Lemon Lime Twist.  Then stamped the Melon Mambo flower, the Daffodil Delight circle, and last...filled in with the Pool Party dots.
2.  Use the Large Letters Framelits to cut out whatever word you want.  Here I used "love".  ***Tip: make sure to keep the inside pieces of your letters!***
3.  Adhere a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, cut just slightly smaller than your Whisper White cardfront piece, to the back of the Whisper White piece.  This will make your word pop and have that shadow effect.
4.  Adhere the middle of the letters down...the letters will all just be solid Melon Mambo right now from the negative space of your die-cutting.
5.  Add Foam Adhesive Strips behind your letters (use this because of the height of this will give you a better "shadow" image) and adhere them over your Melon Membo letters, slightly off center, giving that shadow.
6. Add other embellishments and adhere to the front of your card base!

You are done!  How easy was that?!

I added some shimmer using the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush...I just colored over the flower images but you could use it wherever you wanted!  😀

One last look at the letters...

So hope you enjoyed this card and the tips to make your own!  Can't wait to see what you make!!!!  Head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Oh Joy--Christmas Tags!!!!

Who is getting ready for Christmas?!  I have to admit I am a little behind, but I'm starting to play catch up.  😀  And today I have some fun tags for you!  Part of the project I made on the Stampin' Up! trip in Thailand this summer as one of our make & takes there.  (I think I owe you a big post about this trip!!!!  I think I meant to but I'm not sure I did!  I posted on Facebook and Instagram while I was there---FOLLOW ME if you don't.  Just search for Design With Ink--but I will make sure I get a big post done about this trip of a lifetime.) The other part of the project I made after I got home to have a little gift package to hold them in...

Colors Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Old Olive, Whisper White, Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Watercolor Christmas
Tools: Everyday Label Punch, Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Jute Twine, Foil Snowflakes, Acetate Card Boxes
What do you think?!  😀  The box they are in a one of the Acetate Card Boxes out of the Holiday catalog just cut in half...

(Can I just say...I LOVE those Foil Snowflakes out of the Holiday Catalog!!) 

And look at these beautiful tags up close...


I hope you enjoy these projects!  This fun bundle..."Merry Little Labels" so fabulous and easy to will LOVE it! 

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


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Gorgeous Gift Bag ... Year of Cheer Style:

I can't wait to share this fabulous bag!  It's made with the STUNNING "Year of Cheer" Specialty Designer Paper.  I can't get over how beautiful this paper is. Trust don't do it justice...

Colors Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black, Metallics
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock, Champagne Foil Sheet, Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Cheers to the Year
Tools: Big Shot, Winter Wonder Embossing Folder, 2" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, 1/4" Hole Punch, Simply Scored Board
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Vintage Crochet Trim, Whisper White 3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon

Want to see how it looks with each of the patterns that come in the pack?!  Assuming you said yes...that's good because I just so happened to make one in each pattern!!!  Hee.  And, Yay, right?!  😀

Which one is your favorite?!  Whichever one it is...all of the patterns on the paper are all shimmery and metallic-y & beautiful.  Total Swoon. 😍

And can we talk about my love of the Champagne Foil Sheets?!  Oh man....SO VERY MUCH IN LOVE!  Just look at the stunning-ness when it is embossed with the Winter Wonder Textured Embossing Folder. 

I just love it!  Each bag is made with 2 of the 12"x12" sheets of paper.  It's a fun gift bag size that would fit so many fun gifts this holiday season.  And I'm sure whomever would get it would feel completely spoiled and loved.  💖  I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!


Friday, October 20, 2017

More Year of Cheer Fun...

Have you played with the Year of Cheer Suite in Stampin' Up!'s holiday catalog yet?!  If should!  It's not just a holiday set!  Today I'm sharing a fun way to use it that can be used all year long...I have a wedding card for you!!!

How fun is this "flirty" card?!  (I used "Flirty Flamingo as the card base...hee.)  I kinda love it.  Simple and quick but cute and fun!

Colors Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, So Saffron, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White, So Saffron
Stamps: Cheers to the Year
Tools: Ticket Tear Border Punch, Big Shot, Sparkle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Delicate White Doilies, Pool Party Baker's Twine

I think I may just use Baker's Twine more than any other ribbon ever.  Love the fun texture it gives!  And love that fun Ticket Tear Border Punch!!!  Such a fun little detail!

Thank so much for visiting!  Hope you enjoy this card!!!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Halloween Fun...

Who loves Halloween?!  I have to admit...I do!!! 🙋  I prefer to stick to the "giving away fun things" part of the holiday...instead of the spooky/gory part.  (Fun fact about me...I get scared SUPER I just don't do the haunted house type thing.) But really...any holiday where I get to make cute things and spread around holiday cheer...I'm all in.  Haha.  Here are just a few fun items I made for Halloween this year.  I actually did a Halloween class with these fun items ...

Look how cute they are!  They are all using the Spooky Night Suite!  LOVE!  (And just a little side note...these were also offered as Make & Take's at our night session at the Suite Stampin' Success Event I have been talking about. 😀)

First up, we have a fun decorative plate...

That cat with the coordinating cat punch just takes this over the top!!!!  Swoon!!! 😻

Then an "OWL"riffic candy jar...

Who wouldn't want to receive this as a fun little Halloween gift?!

And last but not least...a FABULOUS treat tube candy holder!  This is made with the Acetate boxes that are in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  We cut them in half and then put in 6 of the Treat Tubes also sold in that same catalog!  LOVE!!!

What do you think?!  Kinda fun, huh?!  LOVE these projects...if I do say so myself.  😀

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, October 16, 2017

Painted Autumn Thankful ...

Want to see another card made with the Painted Autumn bundle?  Well hope so, because that's what I have to share today.  😀

This was one of the cards we made at my big Suite Stampin' Success event.  (If you are a demo or have thought about becoming one and would be interested in attending...let me know and I can get your more info!)  I posted about the latest event I did HERE, or you can click HERE to see posts on other past events also.

Colors: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Early Espresso,
Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Painted Autumn
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Leaf Punch
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine, Delicate White Doily
So what do you think?  Would you go and make this card now that you've seen it?!  😀  I hope it inspires you to create something!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!!!


Friday, October 13, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 129: Orchid Hello

It's FRIDAY!!! What does that mean?!  It's TGIF Challenge time!!!!  WHOOOOOO!!!!!!  This week is a sketch challenge...which I LOVE!!!  Check out this perfect sketch:

So much fun, huh?!  Want to see what I made with it?!

Colors Powder Pink, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Gold Glimmer Paper, Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Climbing Orchid, Wood Words (for greeting)
Tools: Big Shot, Orchid Builder Framelits, Boho Chic Embossing Folder (on the Clearance Rack!  Get it for a killer deal!), 2 1/4" Circle Punch, Heat Gun
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels, White Embossing Powder, Delicate White Doilies

As you can see...I actually flipped the sketch into a vertical card.  And used the "Climbing Orchid" bundle for that fun flower and leaves.  Seriously this bundle is a blast. This was such a quick card to make win.  But have to say...that's what I love about sketch challenges.  You just get to create without really thinking about what you are going to do.  😀

What do you think?!  I hope you head over to the challenge blog: TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!  Can't wait to see what you make!!!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Suite Stampin' Success Event ... September 2017

What do flying stars, banners, lots of fabulous people, & stamping galore all have in common?!  Check out the pics below to find out!  😂 These were all apart of the last "Suite Stampin' Event" that my friend & I put on.  Hee.  Ready for photo overload?!  I need to share some of the fun we had!!  This event took over my life for a bit, and I guess I've been playing catch-up a bit.  Which means I am late in posting!  So sorry! goes nothing!!! 

So...a fellow demonstrator friend of mine and I put these events on about twice a year...

 (Aren't we just precious.  😉 That is Wendy on the left and me on the right.)

These events are a demonstrator training event for our teams, as well as any other demonstrator that would like to come!  We even invite those that are thinking of signing up to be a demonstrator!  It is a rocking good time with demonstrations, make & takes, business training, food, fun, etc.  Here are some pics to share about the day...

We set the room up the night before.  Our cute hubby's come to help...

 (Mark is on the left and is Wendy's cute hubby.  My hubby is on the right--Brian.  😀)

Look how well they hung up this cute banner!!!...

And seriously--check out this view...

So fun!  At these events...I really want everyone that attends to feel spoiled, loved, and we do our best to carry out this "theme" through the whole day.  Starting with the name tags they get when they check-in.  Check out these beauties...

And here I am with my name tag! 😀

And check out our cute check-in area...

I LOVE how the tables turned out...

With the fun centerpieces...

And fun place settings...

And of course we give out fun gifts/door prizes/etc!!  (However...this was the only pic I could find of the gifts.  I will find more pics soon and share!  😀)

We have swapping and recognitions and just lots of cuties that come.  Here are a few shots showing the fun...

(this is my AMAZING, WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC team that came!!!)

I can't believe how lucky I was to be able to share this day with such incredible people...

Hope you enjoy seeing a little view into this fun-filled day!  If you want more info on these events, I'd be happy to share or invite you next time!  Just let me know!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!


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 ...