Friday, November 10, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 133: Just Breathe

Just Breathe.  I think we all need this reminder sometimes, right?!  As I write this...I am in the middle of getting ready for Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event (it's their convention).  I am SOOOOO excited and could just squeal at the thought of this event.  However...getting ready to leave my family for 4 full days, along with the things I need to do for the event (and a fun pre demo-event that my fabulous friend is putting on!!!) ...well it is NOT easy.  So...if you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed...my submission for today's fun TGIF CHALLENGE is a reminder...just breathe.  (You will see what I mean if you keep reading...)

First up...check out the challenge this week!  It's a SKETCH!  WOOT!!! 🙌  These are so fun because most of the thinking is done for you!


Ok...on to the "just breathe" part of this post.  Here is my card for the challenge...


ColorsSoft Sky, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Colorful Seasons (greeting), Climbing Orchid
Tools: Triple Banner Punch, Orchid Builder Framelits
Accessories: Gold Thread, Black Rhinestones, Gold Enamel Shapes

What do you think?!  Would you need to receive this card for you to have a reminder to do this?  😀 I know I do sometimes!  It's important to take time for ourselves when we can.  Even if it's just for a few minutes to "just breathe."


I kept this card really simple beacause:

A.) The sketch calls for simple!
B.)  I didn't want anything distracting from the message of this card.  😀

Love these little gold Enamel Shapes.  Easily one of my fave accessories in the catalog...


I hope you enjoyed this challenge and card!  And I also hope you play along with us!!!  Check out THE CHALLENGE BLOG to submit your entry!!

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

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

November Club Project...Stocking Cuteness

Whew!  What a CRAZY time!!  Life has been NUTS lately...so sorry I am so late in posting my club project!  THIS WEEK is Stampin' Up!'s convention!!!  And I've been busy getting ready for it...as well as helping my friend with a big demo event she is doing the day before convention.  I will be posting on social media during the event...so follow along with me if you don't already!  (Just search for Design With Ink on Facebook or Instagram and like my page/follow!)

Without further ado...here is the project (s) we made at club this month...


Can I even begin to tell you how much I LOVE the "Tags & Trimming" bundle that is in Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog.  Wowsers!  It is so cute.  Not only can you make this DARLING stocking pillow box...you can also make a regular pillow box as well!  So we made both!!!

Picture overload for this cute stocking...


ColorsCrumb Cake, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green
Cardstock/Papers Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tags & Trimmings
Tools: Big Shot, Trim Your Stocking Thinlit Dies
Accessories: Real Red 1/8" Solid Ribbon, Gold Mini Sequin Trim





Now check out how easy it is to make a regular darling pillow box...



ColorsCrumb Cake, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green
Cardstock/Papers Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tags & Trimmings
Tools: Big Shot, Trim Your Stocking Thinlit Dies
Accessories: Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon

So what do you think?!  Want to go make some pillow boxes?!  Let me know how I can help!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Friday, November 3, 2017

November Club Card...Simple for the Season:

Is your Christmas holiday always as crazy as mine?!  I'm sure it is!  But do you STILL want to show people how much you care and give them a card from there heart?!  Well...here is a quick and simple card idea that is still holiday cute!!! And just so happens to be the card we made at my club group this month...


ColorsSahara Sand, Whisper White, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Gold Glimmer Paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Holly Berry Happiness
Tools: Holly Berry Builder Punch
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon, Linen Thread

Just a few layers and some accents and you have a WOW! Christmas card in minutes!!!!  LOVE the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set with the coordinating Holly Berry punch!  Total swoon-worthy!  I mean serious...just look at that holly...


I hope you enjoy!  Would love to hear your thoughts!  Let me know if you have any questions!

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Thankful Chocolate...

It's holiday time!  Which can mean you may lots of little gifts and treats ideas, right?!  Here's a quick and easy one for you...


Colors: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Paisley's & Posies
Tools: Triple Banner Punch, Simple Scored Board
Accessories: 3"x6" Gusseted Cello Bags, Gold Binder Clips, Gold 1/4" Natural Trim Ribbon

How fun and easy is this?! It is just one of Stampin' Up!'s 3" x 6" cello bags...with a little Designer Paper in it to spruce it up.  Fill with chocolate or whatever gift (think gift cards, jewelry, fun lotions, etc.) and then just fold the designer paper over and close it with whatever fun embellishments you want to use!  Easy, peasy!! 

Love how both sides of the Designer Paper are showcased, and love how quick it is to put together!

***Note:  The Designer Paper is cut to 3" x 8" here.  Then I scored it at 3/4", 2 1/2", 7 1/4". 

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

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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 simple...so 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 adhesive...it 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!!!

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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"...is so fabulous and easy to use...you will LOVE it! 

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

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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 me...photos 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!!!

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