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  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    All those extra pieces…

    Sooo much more happiness…. Here are the other pieces that I had to use up… I do not want to end up with an overflowing bits and pieces container like before… YIKES!! Adding a few extra pieces for these three. Paula, do you notice that little piece?? Apparently it was not too small. Adding tulips for an Easter card, an extra layer and a few flowers. What would you have added?? Can you see the Wink of Stella inside the tulips?? Now to write in them all and get in the mailbox to bring someone some sunshine. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Tuesday’s Live

    How are you doing today? Today has been a MUCH better day then yesterday, I am happy to say! Did you hear yet about the Challenge that Stampin’ Up! has given to the demonstrators?? I do not remember how long it is for, but I am passing this challenge on to you!! My customers. Create cards using the below colors… Check out the Facebook post for the Challenge or watch the Replay over on YouTube! I am only sharing the one cards we made during the live.. the EXTRA pieces were also made, but you will have to wait until tomorrow. haha How are you feeling about these color combos??…

  • Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    Springtime Impressions for a Challenge and Team swap

    New learning curve… We are all trying to navigate in new ways. Last night was our Team meeting and due to the current “situation” we… All learned how to do it via Zoom. In addition to that we had a beautiful guest. It was very exciting for me to have the opportunity to invite Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!. Certainly a fun surprise for my team! We were honored to have her join us and pass on some great information. Also thank you for all the help! Anyway… Creating this beautiful set has a three fold purpose. One was for my team swap and really, who couldn’t use a healing…

  • Challenges,  Craft Room

    More from the bits and pieces

    Believe it or not… Here is more cards from all those bits and pieces… However, I am getting down to the parts that do not want to go together. I am thinking that that there are only two or three more. We will see tomorrow. Ohhh, yes I did!! I know you can see that shimmer on that Poppy. The shimmer paint spritzer, of course. No NO need for an intervention. I promise!! Similarly, did you notice the “ribbon stack” used for a background?? How?? VersaMark added to any color cardstock, picks up the color! Note: that blue twine… Left over from our science experiments. Died Ribbon Looking for your…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    3/7 Coffee and Cards, a Challenge too!

    Thank you for helping me! I do enjoy Coffee and Cards because you guys do help me figure things out! Haha, seriously! Someone Special (151643) is from the 2020 Mini. The coordinating dies, Special Day (153587) are not, but they are part of SEVERAL additional items offered. Which also includes the Pleased as Punch DSP (153558) used for the layering piece. We should however start at the beginning… this is the Global Design Project sketch for this week. Using this sketch for the card idea, with of course some tweaks/additions. Here is what I am submitting for the challenge.. This raccoon wants you to have a very wonderful birthday!! Right,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    Did someone say treats?? Posting this WAAAAAY earlier, this week! I do not want to miss out! I set a goal for myself for 2020. Every in studio class gets little treats! These little cuties will be for an up and coming class. Whooo knows you might get one if you join us! ANYWAY….. This week for the Global Design Project Challenge it is ALL about color! Which colors… Now where to begin… keeping in mind the Small Bloom punch is a featured item for me this week! Pairing it with the coordinating stamp set, also a FREE item from the current Sale-a-Bration selections. However, which candies?? Of course, Ghirardelli!…

  • Challenges,  Technique

    Small Bloom Punch for a Challenge

    How about a Global Design Project Challenge? The challenge this week … C.A.S.E. the designer! And I love Charlet Mallett’s cards! Always a little extra pretties! Here is her cards. Beautiful, right? What spoke to me is that Small Bloom punch. And the flowers going up the tower! I have been been wanting to try my hand at water colors again, but…. YIKES, the first one sure did NOT turn out! Just tooooooo much water. I share this because there is a learning or relearning curve. Just because you did not get what you wanted on your first or even second try. It does not mean you should not try…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  YouTube video

    Heartfelt for It Started with a $1

    Here is where it started… I saw these cute jars at the Dollar Tree. Soo many possibilities! But where to begin?? hummmm Craft Whisper White ink… just for the center section. However, this did take a LONG time to dry! Over 24 hours. After that I remembered about the Global Design Project challenge! How perfect is this color challenge for this goodie jar! Ohhh Valentine’s Day goodies! Okay, pull out the Heartfelt bundle (153775) the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527) and the New Spritzer bottle that I made for the QWick and WOW! Video. Whisper White thick cardstock is spritzed with the shimmer paint. Check the video here! The From…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    It has been too long since we have done a challenge… Soooo, for the CASE the designer.. We used almost ALL Sale-a-Bration items… full list below! Steffi went with a flow of color… loved that! In keeping with that and wanting to use that. Ute Small Bloom Punch is how I started out! Then add in the Coffee and Cards crew for some added touches! Check the video either on FaceBook or on YouTube, here. The crew decided Crumb cake should be the base and added some Craft Whisper White Ink! Where?? Well, the flowers are stamped in white and the geometric pattern too! Soooo, much fun just in a…

  • Challenges,  Happy Birthday

    Winter Birthday for a Challenge

    It was my Mom’s Birthday Saturday. shhhh, don’t tell her because she has not gotten her card yet. This card is doubling as this weeks Global Design Project challenge card. This challenge is for two weeks, due to the holidays. Not wanting to forget to get my entry in, this worked out perfect! The colors do make a perfect Christmas card, but Mom loves the evergreens. Remember the “Window”?? That is why it needed to be the Beautiful Boughs Dies (150661). Once again, adding the Ice Stampin’ Glitter and the Shimmer Crystal Effects. The ‘snow’ in the background is from the Peaceful Boughs (150541 b-153033) Stamp set or bundle is…

  • Challenges,  Holiday cards

    Perfectly Plaid for a Challenge

    I still have two classes before Christmas. Plus I am still working on my customer Christmas Cards. Soooo, why not play along with the Global Design Project this week. The challenge this week is a sketch. I went back and forth, thought of using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (150441) but… no. Then looking at all the scraps on my work space of … YES… you guess is Wrapped in Plaid (149596). That was the winner. Here is why. The first thing I thought of when I saw this sketch was presents. Here are my presents. And YEAH to mixing patterns. Have you done it yet?? I sure hope so!…

  • Challenges,  Team Meeting

    November Team Swap

    The Challenge this month was to create your swap (at least 6) from a 6 x 6 piece of DSP. I even gave them the piece (yes, they got to pick from a pack.) Sounds easy?? I challenge you to try it… and post on the my Facebook. I look forward to seeing what YOU come up with and How about a prize?? You bet and 3 pack of cards w/envies. You submission needs to be under the Challenge post. Here was my dilemma, ribbon or no ribbon?? What do you think?? Left has ribbon, right does not. So what did I do, I did three of each. Items used…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Itty Bitty Birthday for a Challenge

    More birthday cards for my stash! Hey, let’s think about this for a minute… 365 days in a year. Yup, I will be making 365 plus cards, but most importantly SENDING them! ANYWAY, The Global Design Project has a fun sketch this week. Using this sketch for my two new birthday cards. Coffee and Cards was exciting this morning, because one of my brothers stopped in. I am grateful for his help. He is the one that downloads my FB lives for me. Thank you Brad! Check out the live! In addition to adding the leaves, you see that there is a knot on the sentiment. But let’s talk DSP.…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors

    Challenge GDP#213 To Every Season

    Hummm, Can you tell what the challenge is this week?? haha. You got it, a color challenge. Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate is the combination. I could have easily went with a Christmas card, but… Nope, you know me, I like to make a challenge a true challenge. Although Fall really was not a huge stretch either. I was even thinking of doing a sympathy card but not with Lovely Lipstick. I guess I am old school, no red for sympathy. Have you gotten the To Every Season (150531)?? Not yet?? why not? This stamp set is a Bundle (153051) too!! I am loving the little punches. That…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wonderfully Wicked for a Challenge

    This week’s Global Design Project is a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Manuela’s card uses stars. But the spiders were too cute not to use. Did you know that you could add more sparkle to the Shimmery Crystal Effects (150892)? Yes, you can with the Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds (133751). Apply when still wet and let dry. I can tell you that you will not miss that SHINY spider… I hear you asking… how did I get the “WICKED” colors like that… You will need Thick Whisper White cardstock (140272), Highland Heather Ink pad (147103) and Granny Apple Green Ink pad (147095). Also, you will want to put something under…

  • Challenges

    Brightly Gleaming for our Challenge card

    This week’s Global Design Project was perfect!! I do not plan a lot of anniversary cards, but they are soooo important. I always make one for my hubby! For our wedding anniversary and we still celebrate our first date anniversary. I know of two anniversaries coming up, so they will each get one of these. The Brightly Gleaming DSP (150429) is perfect for winter birthdays or anniversaries. Accented Blooms (146681) has a sentiment that I love, “Big ways, Small ways, I love you always”. This is truly was we should celebrate every day together. Remember the small ways! Thank you to the Global Design Project Team for great inspirations! Good…

  • Challenges,  Simple Stamping

    Painted Harvest for a Challenge

    What colors have you tried with the Painted Harvest (144783). How about Merry Merlot and Mango Melody?? This week for the Global Design Project sketch challenge…. I love fall….and I do love to decorating for it also. This card was bringing in all my favorite fall colors. However I did use this set with Cajun Craze and Mango Melody… Loved that one too! Instead of stamping the middle…. I wanted to try the Champagne Shimmer Paint(147044). This poor picture just did not do it justice, and I am sorry! Let’s just say you NEED to try it!! WOW. I sure hope you enjoyed this card and Thank you for checking…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Shaker, Video and a Challenge

    This time, we have a Global Design Project Challenge that has to do with colors. Yes, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Real Red to be specific. Here is the back story….I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to use the To Every Season Bundle (153051) for the challenge? However, I did not like the idea of Blueberry Bushel for leaves, keeping with the current season. Hummm, but the Blueberry Bushel could be snow?? So that is how this card started… Ending in, I am Thankful each day AND each “season” for you! Have you ever created a shaker card?? I love putting different “stuff” in the shaker,…

  • Challenges,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Wonderfully Wicked Thanks for a Challenge

    The Wonderfully Wicked Stamp Set (150547) and the Well Written Dies (148534) are going to make some fun holiday themed Thank you cards. Even with a touch of sparkle using the Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897). Fall colors of Cajun Craze, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Pumpkin Pie. How about using them for the Global Design Project this week?? The week is CASE the designer, remember that means Copy And Selectively Edit. Here is Krista Frittan our designers card… Those balloons look so fun don’t they?? You can check out the rest of the designers ideas with the above link. However, only two got some extra glam. The Glimmer Enamel…

  • Challenges

    Harvest Hellos for Challenge

    Here is my idea for the theme challenge at the Global Design Project. It is perfect for this… Going with the “Grow” let’s continue having fun with the Harvest Hellos (150663). Are you loving the pumpkins and apples the last few days? How about some make your own DSP, add a sponged pumpkin, burlap ribbon and a cut up sentiment. Honest, it really is that easy! What a fun way to get ready for Fall with this weeks theme. Thank you Global Design Project and all the design team. I look forward to checking out all the other projects. Humm, I think next week we are due for a CASE,…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Rococo Rose Perennial Essence Flower for GDP Challenge

    With the rain and humid weather, I know I am not the only one that needs some prettiness! So, how about a “how to” for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. Cute sketch right?? Let’s see what we can do with it. I would like to teach you how I made the flower. And you know what?? It is so much easier if I just show you…. How about a YouTube video? Here are the supplies you will need: Floral Essence Stamp Set (149450 Suite 152166) Perennial Essence Punch (149522 bundle 151055) Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149442) Scalloped Linen Ribbon (149704) Stampin Pierce Mat (126199) Take…

  • Challenges,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    September tidbits

    Here is what is included in this sale… time to stock up! 149100 166 PERENNIAL ESSENCE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149443 166 SEE A SILHOUETTE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149481 167 COME SAIL AWAY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149484 165 MAGNOLIA LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149488 165 GARDEN LANE DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149489 165 FOLLOW YOUR ART DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149497 165 WOVEN THREADS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149589 166 DINOROAR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149592 166 BIRD BALLAD DESIGNER SERIES PAPER $11.50 usd/$15.75 cad 149500 167 PRESSED PETALS SPECIALTY DESIGNER…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    9/7 Coffee and Cards w/ a Challenge

    Today’s Coffee and Cards did double duty…. Continuing the fun with the Come to Gather Suite (153484) AND a challenge for the Global Design Project. I would call this an “alternative”. Although we are using the dies and stamps, the theme is more fall, but not today! Here is where the colors come from… YES, this week is a color challenge. The DSP for a leaf is taking the “alternative” one step further. I LOVE using DSP as leaves, even flower petals… fun patterns and the different looks that you get is soo pretty. After that you can use DSP anywhere! And for anything! Here is where you come in,…

  • Challenges,  Coloring

    Beautiful Day for a Challenge

    Back playing with the Stampin’ Blends for this AMAZING flower. The Beautiful Day stamp set (145915) has been fun to color this last week. Lastly with this set… The Global Design Project challenge #GDP204 which is a CASE, and Kerstin’s card is just beautiful. I liked the DSP, but had to create my own to match the flower I chose. Also used the Rectangle Stitched dies (148551) but with the Perennial Essence Vellum (149101) in So Saffron. Stamping two of the flower images, and a couple extra leaves. One was colored Cherry Cobbler (c-144598) with a little Crumb Cake (c-144601). The second is Daffodil Delight (c-144603) with a little Pumpkin…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  Happy Birthday

    Challenge #203

    This week for the Global Design Project it is all about this theme…. I need to be honest, it took until yesterday’s video for me to figure out what to do… And I had no idea if it would even work out… and also more truth, would it actually work out?? You tell me… thoughts?? Here is the list of supplies: Smokey Slate cardstock (131202) Daffodil Delight light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-144603) Pumpkin Pie light Stampin’ Blends (l-144578 c-144599) Balmy Blue light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-148544) Night of Navy light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-144040) Smokey Slate light and dark Stampin’ Blends (c-145058) Bermuda Bay dark Stampin’ Blends…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  In-Colors

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • Challenges,  Fancy Fold

    Botanical Bliss for #GDP200

    Can you believe that it is Global Design Project Challenge day already?? How about that there have been 200 Challenges?? Dang, that is a lot. I have not participate in them all, but more then a couple handfuls now… Today is CASE the designer… Janneke De Jong, gave us a beautiful card to start with…. I know, you are going to be SHOCKED!! I did not do butterflies… GASP!! Used the Botanical Bliss Stamp (151284) and coordinating Botanical Tags dies (146824). Also, I kept the colors down, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss and Crumb Cake. However, in true Whispers fashion… the little birds where brushed with Champagne Shimmer Paint (147044) and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Clubs,  Coloring

    Early for a Challenge #GDP199

    This week for the Global Design Project, is a theme challenge #GDP199. I was able to tie it in with my new Stampin’ Blends Club too. Always on the look out for a fun way to package something, right?? And with the theme … For the Love of Craft!! I thought it would be fun to plan ahead! Here is what you will need.. It Starts with Art (149303) Follow your Art DSP (149489) Follow your Art embellishment kit (149491 Calypso Coral cardstock (122925) Whisper White (100730) For the Blends holders you need two pieces of Calypso Coral 3 1/2 x 2 7/8, score with 2 7/8 along the top.…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    Coffee and Cards 7/20 Challenge card

    With getting ready for the BOGO sale I decided to work smarter… Coffee and Cards 7/20 is also the Global Design Project Challenge card.. Soooo, for Challenge #198 it is a sketch… And as always your interpretation…. the fun part is that you guys got to help… which is also, the fun part of Coffee and Cards, right?? AND, also why we have to different color choices. Would love for you to check the video and remember to #replay so I know you stopped in. Now back to the challenge!! haha You know that I would start with a Purple…. well, that is kinda a given. Sorry, maybe I need…

  • Challenges,  Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Technique

    Challenge #197

    Sorry, I waited to post this until Sunday, but wanted to be sure that the judging for the Fair was over, but still in time for the Challenge Judging… phew, down to the wire as always! Using the color challenge from the Global Design Project and also making it my fair entry. What Fair you ask… Well, did you know that your County 4H fair has an open class?? yes, for adults. Ours is run by the homemakers groups. I have taken items before… it is fun to find out what other folks in the County are doing for fun. More on that once the fair opens… Monday! ANYWAY… Looking…