Monday, November 29, 2021

Two For One With the Early-Released Eden's Garden!

Don't you love when you can get more use out of something?!  Well how about one design used in two different ways?!  I know I LOVE when this happens!  And I have one of these to share today...after I tell you something fun first!  πŸ˜€

Stampin' Up! has released some FABULOUS new products EARLY! These products will be in the upcoming January-June 2022 Mini Catalog!  And you can buy them NOW!  It is the "Eden's Garden Collection" and it is so much fun to use!  Click HERE to see what is available!  Then keep scrolling to see my first take on it!

I used the bundle here to show you that you can totally "think outside of the box" when it comes to colors.  I know sometimes, when a collection has Designer Series Paper that goes with it, we tend to think of just those colors with the collection. I used this bundle with MY signature colors.  πŸ˜‚ promised above...I have ONE design used in TWO fun ways!

ColorsCoastal Cabana, Polished Pink, Gold
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Tuxedo Black Memento 
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Polished Pink, Coastal Cabana, Gold Foil Sheets
Stamps: Eden's Garden
Tools: Blending Brush, Water Painter
Accessories: Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Linen Thread, Ombre Gift Bags
And how about that?!  πŸ˜€ What do you think? Same design but one with a card & one to decorate a fun treat/gift bag!  

I love this vine-y stamp.  This look was created by repeatedly stamping the image, sometimes stamping twice before re-inking the stamp, and overlapping.  😍

I love the elements on this it okay to admit that?!  😏 Splatter is one of my favorite ways to add texture...without adding another layer.  Then adding some ink with a Blending Brush to create a fun ombre look...kinda love it.  Hee.  My fave sequins...the Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins...add such a fun detail & texture.  That gold foil strip...swoon.  😍And then I love the interest that cutting up a sentiment and "layering" it can make on a card.  

I love this bag.  First of's Polished Pink!  MAJOR SWOON!  😍 But I did the same thing for this...I added the splatter to the bag instead of the tag, but I did the same stamping, blending, sequins, & layered sentiment.  What do you think?!  What is your fave element?!

Once again...I am in love.  I made this quite a few weeks ago...and it still makes me smile every time I look at them.  

Thank you so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  Would love to help you with all your paper crafting needs!  Let me know if you need to order anything from any of the current Stampin' Up! catalogs! 


July-December 2021 MINI CATALOG


Friday, November 19, 2021

In Symmetry Table Inspiration for TGIF 343!

 Woot!  πŸ™Œ It is time for a fun TGIF Challenge!  Yay!  Here in the United States, Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and just around the corner from there is Christmas!!  Yikes!  Holiday season is here!  So the challenge for this week is perfect!  

ColorsCoastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: In Symmetry, A Wish for Everything
Tools: Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Heat Tool, Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks
Accessories: Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Linen Thread, Flirty Flamingo 1/4" Metallic Ribbon, Basics Embossing Powder (white) guessed it!  It is a Project Inspiration Challenge for Place Cards & Table Settings!  

I focused on Thanksgiving...since I have yet to make any plans for the holiday.  Haha.  And made this cute little box (Simply Classic Treat Box from Stampin' Up!) with a tag.  This would be so much fun to put any kind of small treat or favor for your guests!  

Here are just a few more pics so you can have some different views of the box and tag! 

Hope you enjoy & this inspires you to have some holiday crafting matter what your plans are!  Head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG to see what the rest of the design team has created for you!  Then play along with us and post your own projects!  

Thank you so much for visiting!  Can't wait to see what you make!  Let me know if you have any questions!  I would be happy to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Sweet As A Peach Thanks!

Just a quick post sharing a fun peachy thank you card...because I miss peaches from summer.  πŸ˜€ And I LOVE the You're A Peach Suite!  Have you seen it and used it yet?!  

ColorsCoastal Cabana, Pale Papaya, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
Inks: Pale Papaya, Ganny Apple Green, Tuxedo Black Memento
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Sweet As A Peach
Tools: Timber 3D Embossing Folder
Accessories: Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Pale Papaya & White 1/2" Woven Ribbon

This color combo was so fresh and fun...I highly recommend using it!  πŸ˜€ Then show me what you make!  Here are a few pics of the details:

This card was so much fun to make.  I love adding fun layers of texture without adding a ton of bulk.  So I used some ribbon along with cardstock to make some fun details behind the focal point.  And those sequins are 😍😍😍!


Thursday, November 4, 2021

Penned Flowers Masked With Plenty of Patterns...

 Have you played with Stampin' Up!'s Decorative Masks?!  They are SO MUCH fun & can be used in lots of ways!  Today...I used them simply as a stencil with some ink to make a subtle but bold background.  Confused how it can be subtle AND bold?!  Well...let me show you the card:

ColorsPetal Pink, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Inks: Petal Pink, Memento Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers: Petal Pink, Granny Apple Green, Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam
Stamps: Hand-Penned Petals
Tools: Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks, Penned Flowers Dies, Blending Brushes
Accessories: Fine Art Ribbon, Linen Thread, Flirty Flamingo 1/4" Metallic Ribbon

See what I mean now?!  I feel like this is a bold background with the fun bold floral image.  But...I just did a tone on tone image to give a subtle feel. subtle yet bold background.  Hee.  

I just paired this background with some die-cuts from the Penned Flowers Dies and VOILA!  Fun card to give anyone that needs to be told "thanks!" (or anything else...change to greeting to anything!)

Also fun to note...that fun "fringe" under the sentiment.  Just cut one side off a piece of the Fine Art Ribbon piece.  Then pull out fibers to make it all fringe-y.  πŸ˜Š

Need to also point out how much I love the little detail the ribbon behind the Linen Thread bow...

I hope you enjoy this subtly-bold card!  What occasion would you use it for?! 

Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you with all your papercrafting needs!  


Monday, November 1, 2021

Fancy Color Challenge With Batik Boutique!

Well it may be the first day of Nov, but it is time to share Octobers Fancy Friday Challenge!  Have you followed along all month?!  It has been a fun COLOR CHALLENGE!  These are some of my very favorite types of challenges...because I LOVE COLOR!!!  First up is my card, then I will tell you the official challenge colors!   Also...I used the Batik Boutique Stamp Set for the first time...and I am IN LOVE!  Gorgeous blooms and next time I will use the coordinating dies with it!  SWOON! 😍

Colors: Real Red, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Polished Pink, Whisper White
Inks: VersaMark, Memento Jet Black re-inker (for splatter)  BLENDS: Polished Pink Light & Dark, Real Red Light & Dark, Bermuda Bay Light & Dark, Old Olive Light & Dark
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Foil Sheets, Patter Party Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Batik Boutique, Through It Together (sentiment)
Tools: Timber 3D Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Metallic Pearls, Fine Art Ribbon, Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Metallics Embossing Powders (gold), Basics Embossing Powders (white) 

How much fun is this card?!  Blends to the rescue, with some ink splattering!  Here is the official color challenge:

Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana!

I love this color challenge, but I would love it more with Polished Pink instead of Real Red.  Hee.  Since challenges are inspiration, and a "jumping off point"...I did add a touch of pink when I needed a contrast color in my flowers.  I figured pink is in the red family, so it works, right?! πŸ˜‰

I am 100% in love with this sentiment also...from the Through It Together Stamp Set.  I say this to friends a lot...because I believe this.  We are the hardest on ourselves ... more times than not, and sometimes we just need a reminder.  We really are doing better than we think we are.  πŸ˜€ So I am very happy to have a sentiment that says this.

And can we talk about that fringe ribbon?!  It is the Fine Art Ribbon.  I just trimmed off one side of the edge of the ribbon, then pulled out the strands to make it all fringe-y.  But since the other side wasn't trimmed off, it all stays together still.  Love this!

Something else I love...

The Hostess Paper Pack!  It is only available to hostesses (which can just be YOU! with your own order!!!) and it is MAGNIFICENT!  It is called Pattern Party and there are SO MANY delicious paper patterns.  This black & white stripe just may be the one I use the most.  Haha.  You can check out all of the patterns below.  Each paper has a colored pattern on one side and then a black & white pattern on the other side.  I'm not sure you can get more magical than that.  Hee.  

Although it is hard to see in a photo...this Timber 3D Embossed Background adds such the perfect bit of texture to the card.  I love the slanted layers and the subtle texture that the embossed folder and then distressed corners and edges add.  Another πŸ’• SWOON πŸ’• moment for me.  Hee.  

Then one last shot of the blending.  I love it!  I also love how the Real Red Blends Markers can look a little pink-ish if you do it right.  Hee. 

All in all...I hope you enjoy this card!  Would love to hear your favorite parts!  And follow us along on social media, if you aren't already!  You can find us on Facebook or Instagram!  I am there as Design With Ink or @designwithink.  And our design team can be found at Stampin' Fancy Friday or @stampinfancyfriday.  

Please let me know if you have any questions!  And please let me know how I can help you with your paper crafting needs!  I would love to help you get your hands on any of these fabulous Stampin' Up! products!  


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 ...