Thursday, February 28, 2019

Sale-A-Bration Coordination Promotion: Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

If you are just starting your journey on this fun Artisan Hop...

Have you heard?!  Stampin' Up! is releasing Sale-A-Bration Coordination Products!!!  Woot!!!  πŸ™Œ
We did an Artisan Blog Hop a few weeks ago using some of the fun products.  You can check out that Blog Hop by just clicking HERE.  But today we have NEW fun projects to show you showing off the fun Coordination items! 

You may have just come from the fabulous Angela's blog!  Don't you just love what she shared with you?!  πŸ’•

Today I get to show off a brand new stamp set,  More Than Words (#150069), that is AMAZING & coordinates with the NEW Story Label Punch (#150076).  😍😍😍 They are quite fun to use.  The stamp set has SO MANY fun sentiments.  But one caught my eye and I HAD to use it...


Colors: Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Night of Navy
Cardstock/Papers Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Vellum
Stamps: More Than Words
Tools: Story Label Punch, Leaf Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Crystal Clear Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Night of Navy 1/2" Gingham Ribbon, Acetate Card Boxes


"Because Adulting Is Hard" truly is how I feel some days.  I want to make up a whole bunch of these treat boxes and just pass them around to other adults.  We all need a little extra love sometimes, right?!  And by sometimes, I mean all the time.  πŸ˜€


The sentiment in the background, I just embossed with some clear embossing powder.  It is all glossy and shiny in real life.  😍😍😍


 Like seriously, do you love this sentiment as much as me?!  πŸ˜€


LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!!!  I love these products and have had a lot of fun playing with them. And the best part...there are MORE products being released!  Yay!  πŸ™Œ

Click HERE to see the flyer of all the fun coordinating products!   You have ONE MONTH to get these products!  So don't wait to get those orders placed!  πŸ˜€ Let me know how I can help you get your order placed!!!

And make sure you click on through this Blog Hop to see all these products in action! You are going to want to make everything you see!!!!  πŸ˜€

Next up is AurΓ©lie and you are going to LOVE what she made for you!  I LOVE the colors she picked and the fun technique she used! 

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/02/28/artisan-sab2


Here's a quick peek of all the projects you will see on this hop...

 
2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team
 
 
Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 
 
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Lollipop Sweets Tool Box ...

Fun treats are so much fun to give, right?!  Well I think they are even MORE fun when they are in cute packaging!  πŸ˜€  Anyone agree?! And I think these fun "tool box" gift packaging boxes totally fit the bill...


Colors: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Gray Granite
Ink Pads: Staz On Black, Gray Granite Markers: Pool Party, Powder Pink
Cardstock/Papers Melon Mambo, Shimmery White, Gray Granite, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweetest Thing
Tools: Big Shot, Jar of Sweets Framelits, Classic Label Punch
Accessories: Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sweet Soiree Ready Shreddie (Clearance Rack)


This "How Sweet It Is" Suite is so perfect! 😍😍😍


These tool boxes are made from the Lustrous White Mini Gable Boxes.  And have you seen the Shreddie that is on the Clearance Rack?!  Amazing deal, amazing colors, and amazing fun!  πŸ˜€


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

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop: February 2019: Dear Doily!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!!!  If you are just starting this FABULOUS Blog Hop...you should be very excited!  We have some amazing projects to share with you!  If you have been hopping along with us...I am sure you have already figured that out.  πŸ˜€  If you are coming from Angela's blog, aren't you just totally in love with her stunning projects?!

I used the Dear Doily Stamp Set (#148690) and the Doily Builder Thinlit Dies (#148553) for my projects.  I loved this bundle the first time I saw it.  The dies are so much fun to work with and the stamps are so versatile. 



I LOVE the simplicity of this Miss You card...




Colors: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist
Ink Pads: Whisper White, Markers: Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Dear Doily, Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, Doily Builder Thinlit Dies,Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

The Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#148530) is GORGEOUS!  And then mixed with that fun flower, I'm just in love.  This flower was really fun to stamp also. Creating the fun watercolor look for the flower is really easy also.  First, I inked the stamp with markers.  I used Melon Mambo for the flower and Lemon Lime Twist for the stem.  Then I just spritzed the stamp with water and stamped it onto Watercolor Paper (#122959).  The colors then bleed a little and give you that fun watercolor look!




This next card I also did some watercoloring...



Colors: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Melon Mambo, StazOn Jet Black, Lemon Lime Twist Re-inker
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Dear Doily, Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, Doily Builder Thinlit Dies,Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Whisper White Baker's Twine
I LOVE how that background turned out.  When creating this look, I first embossed the doily stamp onto the Watercolor paper.  Then I just colored over the images using an Aqua Painter and Lemon Lime Twist ink.  I then dabbed it with a paper towel to remove some of the excess ink.  Then I added a second coat of color around the doilies, making that area a little darker.


That fun little pop of the Melon Mambo flower just makes my heart happy...


I LOVE this last tag...



Colors: Whisper White, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Coastal Cabana
Ink Pads: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Dear Doily, Well Said
Tools: Big Shot, Doily Builder Thinlit Dies, Well Written Framelit Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Basic Black 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine
The fun doily die shape that I used here is fantastic.  There are two pieces to it.  There is the outside piece that will cut out the whole doily if that is what you need.  Or you can just use the inside piece to cut it out like I did with the tag on this project.  😍😍😍 


Isn't that so much fun?!  Then I also used the Well Written Framelit Dies (#148534) and the Well Said Stamp Set (#148796) to add the greeting to this tag...


I hope you enjoy these projects!  Thank you so much for visiting and for hopping along with us!  Next us is the talented AurΓ©lie Fabre!!! I can't wait for you to see what she made for you this month!!!

 http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/02/14/artisan-feb-fb 

2019 Artisan Design Team 

Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!  

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com
 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Subtle Bloom By Bloom...

It's probably no secret that the Happiness Blooms Suite is my favorite out of Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it so much!  Those fun bold flowers just make my heart happy!  😍  I love the bold colors in the suite also.  Today, however, I'm sharing a card with a more subtle color scheme.  I LOVE bright and bold colors, but I'm quite in love with this color combo also:



Colors: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron
Cardstock/Papers Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Bloom By Bloom
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Accessories: Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread

What do you prefer?!  Bold or more subtle colors?!  This was one of the Make & Takes we made at my last Suite Stampin' Event that we did.  

I love those Designer Paper layers and that fun bold flower stamp.  And that font on the sentiment...I am TOTALLY swooning!  πŸ’•


I also love the touches of pearls that show up on the card...




What is your fave detail?!


Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions on anything!!!!

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Friday, February 15, 2019

TGIF Challenge 199...Lovely Lattice Fun!

Ready for another TGIF Challenge?!  I know I am!  πŸ˜€  Check out the card I made for this challenge:



Colors: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana
Ink Pads: Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Versamark
Cardstock/Papers Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Watercolor Paper, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lovely Lattice, Beach Happy (greeting)
Tools: Heat Tool, Big Shot, Lace Embossing Folder
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Gold Embossing Powder, Whisper White Embossing Powder

Have you used this "Lovely Lattice" stamp set?!  It's a fabulous Sale-A-Bration stamp set and that's what this challenge is all about! πŸ˜€


I have to admit...on this card...this gold embossing is probably my favorite part!


Always love a bit of white embossing on black cardstock...


Hope you enjoy!  Now head to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!  Can't wait to see what you create!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

How Sweet It Is For a Birthday...

Have you checked out the "How Sweet It Is" Suite in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog yet?!  It sure is SWEET!  Love the colors & paper & stamps & framelits & treat cups and the list goes on.  Here is an easy but sweet birthday card made with some of this suite:


Colors: Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Memento Black  Markers: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Shimmery White, How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sweetest Thing
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Jar of Sweets Framelits
Accessories: Silver Thread, Metallic Pearls, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Gorgeous Grape 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon

Have you seen the paper?  What is your favorite pattern?  I think this striped Designer Paper may be my favorite pattern in the whole pack.  And that gumball treat jar...swoon!  😍😍😍




I also stole a little something from another suite.  The Happiness Blooms Suite has this fabulous embossing folder...called Dot to Dot.  It is pretty much a total fave of mine, and I think looks so cute with this suite of products also!  What do you think?! 


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Watercoloring With Amazing Life...

Do you like to watercolor?  I totally love it.  It's such a fun & easy way to add color to projects...and it's so much fun to do! Total win-win, right?!  πŸ˜€  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram (Design With Ink)...you saw a sneak peek of some watercoloring I was working on the other day.  Well here is the finished card that I made...


Colors: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Watercolor paper, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Amazing Life
Tools: Big Shot, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Colored Doilies, Gold Embossing Powder, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins

I have to admit this card just makes me so happy.  I love the white with pops of color.  And in case you missed my social media post about the process...this is how I did the watercoloring for this card:


I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, & Melon Mambo inks.   Smoosh the lid into the ink pad before you open it.  Then use an Aqua Painter filled with water to mix a little water into the ink & add your color (starting with the lightest color first) to the watercolor paper.  You can emboss a greeting or images onto the watercolor paper first if you want, like I did here.  Then after all my colors are added, I spritzed the paper with water to help the colors blend a little.  There are lots of different ways to do this process, but that's how I did it for these cards.  I love how they all look so different...


Then look at the fun finished cards:


And here are some pics of the details:


This stamp set, Amazing Life, is one of my faves in Stampin' Up!'s Occasions Catalog.   AND...if you purchase it in the bundle (with the FABULOUS Rectangle Stitched Framelits!!!) you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item--like the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that I used on this card.  Another win-win!!  πŸ˜€

One last look at the card:


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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Lovely Day And Lovely Flowers...

Just a quick share today to show a fun card using products from the All My Love Suite.  I love the Be Mine Stitched Framelits & the Lovely Flowers Edgelit dies.  Both are great for Valentine's Day, but are also fabulous for year round use! 



Colors: Pool Party, Lovely Lipstick, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Memento Black, Soft Sea Foam, Lovely Lipstick, Memento Black
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum, All My Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Forever Lovely
Tools: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies, Striped Scallops Embossing Folder
Accessories: All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins

I mean...who wouldn't want some fun florals & hearts wishing them a lovely day, any time of the year!  

And that scallop striped background...😍😍😍!!


Here are a few more peeks at all the details and layers...

 



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

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Flowering Desert Beautiful...

The past two weekends, I have had some big Stampin' Up! events going on.  The first one was a demonstrator training event.  Then this past weekend--we did an all day crafting day for customers.  Both events were SO. MUCH. FUN!  I can't wait to share all the details with you! 

Today, I am going to show a quick card I made for a demonstration I did this past weekend on the Stamparatus!  Do you know HOW EASY it is to use this tool?!  And to get perfectly placed greetings, images, etc?!  The background greetings on this card was super easy to line up & stamp, thanks to that magical tool...



Colors: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Coastal Cabana, Basic Gray
Ink Pads: Memento Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink
Cardstock/Papers Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Flowering Desert
Tools: Stamparatus
Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist Mini Ruffled Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Have you noticed this stamp set, Flowering Desert, in the Occasions Catalog?  I LOVE this stamp set and it is so much fun to use! 


Love those perfectly lined up greetings!  😍

And the greeting that is on the Coastal Cabana cardstock, "Be your own kind of beautiful," is just perfection to me.  I want to make this card for everyone around me!  πŸ˜€

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

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, February 1, 2019

Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team - Sale-a-Bration Coordination


New products!  Yay!  So much fun!!!  I hope you are enjoying this Artisan Blog Hop already!  You probably just came from Angela's Blog.  Didn't she do an AMAZING job?!  πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

If you are just starting your hop...I want to announce that Stampin' Up! is releasing NEW products that coordinate with our fabulous Sale-A-Bration items!!!  Celebration, indeed!!!  And I get to show off one of the new products!  *Drumroll*....there are NEW Framelits that coordinate with the "Hello Cupcake" Stamp Set!!! AHHHHHH!!!  So great, right?!  They are only available for a limited time!  I will share more info on this at the end.  πŸ˜€ First I want to share the card I made with them:


ColorsPool Party, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Gray Granite
Ink Pads: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Shimmery White, Pool Party, Gingham Gala 6"x6" Designer Series Paper, Window Sheets
Stamps: Hello Cupcake
Tools: Big Shot, Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine

What is your favorite part?  I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cake stand and cover.   I may or may not have squealed when I saw this for the first time.  πŸ˜€  And using a window sheet to cut out the cover just makes my heart smile. 


Squeal worthy, I think...how about you?!  What do you think of these Framelits?!

I embossed some sprinkles on the background and then did a fun watercolor wash over them...




This card is easy to put together...but still has lots of layers and texture.  You even could skip the background embossing if you want to make it even quicker!

Guess what is so cool about these products?!  Stampin' Up! demonstrators have exclusive PRE-ORDER access to these items RIGHT NOW!  Woot! πŸ™Œ  If you are a demo...go get these ordered!  πŸ˜€ And with the fabulous deal for signing up during Sale-A-Bration (Can you say an extra $50 in Stampin' Up! product FREE!!!  And an exclusive crafting tote?!  Yes, please!)...if you aren't a demonstrator...you should be!  Let me help you sign up!

Customers will also have access to start ordering these products on March 1st.  So mark your calendars!  Since they are only available for a limited time...you will want to get them right away!  πŸ˜€

Well let's keep hopping!  Here is a hint of all the products you will see as you continue on in your hop:



Time to go check out AurΓ©lie's blog!  You are going to love what she did! 😍😍😍


And here is a list of all the Artisan's blogs for you to check out:

Tanya Rees

Thanks so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Hope you enjoyed this hoping!  
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Inspiring Easter Time!!

I can't believe this week is Easter!  About time I finally used this stamp set!  Haha.  This is the You're Inspiring Stamp Set that ...