• 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sorry….

    Getting ready for Stamp Camp! Ohh so much fun and all new product.. have you joined us at a stamp camp yet?? Make up day for this camp is Monday! Call me if you want or get added! Join the live tooo! Did you know that I can not say share of Facebook?? Yup, so I now say.. If you learned anything, help other learn too! Meaning share! And win a prize too! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards

    1/18 Coffee and Cards

    Did you miss the live?? Check it out on YouTube here! Her is what started this whole thing. Grab your Sale-a-Bration booklet go to page 7. Note the list of Project Uses List.. Peaceful Moments Stamp Set -151595 Bermuda Bay Cardstock – 131197 Subtles Cardstock – 146978 Whisper White Cardstock – 100730 Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Pad – 147096 Multipurpose Glue – 110755 Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430 Sooooo, we only use the above and one of two FREE items 1) Metallic Baker’s Twine & Sequins combo pack – 152314… 2) Lily Impressions DSP – 152284. Which would you pick? There is just one more to add … I was thinking that…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    1/11 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday Emmerson!! My niece is celebrating her birthday today and asked for a “pop up” card. Yes, she sure is my niece! I am thinking this is not what she was thinking of, but Pop Up it sure is! Do you see that NEW and FREE DSP?? Lily Impressions is what it is called and yes FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50. And if you check out my video, I am sure you can find SOMETHING that you can NOT live without!?!Hahaha All these butterflies are usually all connected. Prior to going live I fussy cut them all so we would have more time to see more of…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    1/4 Coffee and Cards – Lets Peak!

    Sooooo, after looking (and drooling) over all the new stamps, ribbon, rhinestones and DSP that I have “collected” so far. We used the new Hostess set for Sale-a-Bration “Little Ladybugs” (152384). I miss spoke in the video this morning your party total needs to be $300 to get this set. This morning I said $150. SORRY!! Wink of Stella to blend in the wing color! I colored the white sequins with the Highland Heather Dar Blend. Want to see how that Whisper White Ribbon was changed this way?? Check out the YouTube video! Or you can head over to the Facebook page and watch it there too! In addition to…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    12/28 Coffee and Cards

    Holy Cow that is a lot of cards!! Four full size and Six 3 x3, all from two 6 x 6 pieces of DSP (designer series paper). You would not know from this side, but this is Christmas DSP. The Night Before Christmas (150437) if full of stockings, Christmas trees and even reindeer. Combine that with Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp set (148618) and Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set (146667) and you got a bunch like this. Starting with the full size cards. Which do you like better?? The left, all lined up or the right, topsy tervy?? The other difference is that the Navy version does not have Linen Thread…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  Home Decor

    12/22 Coffee and Cards Sunday??

    So much fun in such a little thing. We have played with the wood elements before, and YES, I do love them!! Sooo, many things that can be done with them! We have used them on the Fall Sampler, for a couple gift ideas, a card and now Christmas ornaments. Using Three different Stamp sets, bundles Christmas Gleaming – 153006 To Every Season – 153051 Peaceful Boughs – 153033 And adding a couple snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers – 143751. Yes, I really do have things on my table just begging to be used. The first four from coffee and cards… the top full snowflakes are also from the live……

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  Hamscher Homestead,  Prizes

    Kinda Coffee and Cards

    Today was a quick coffee and cards day. I am sorry, but was making a few new friends out in my parents neck of the woods. Had a GREAT day and was talking with a few folks about classes and clubs. Sooo exciting to meet some new people. I need to tell you guys… I am soooo BLESSED! Family is very important and my family is such a huge support for me! My parents came out today! My sister and two nieces were also able to stop! And one of my cousins from Wisconsin even stopped by. My sister on the left, Mindy, I am in the middle, and then…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    12/7 Coffee and Cards Perfectly Plaid

    Did you know that you still have time to get in an order?? I know you will want to add the supplies for these festive gift card holders! 12 x 12 paper not even needed!! WooooHoooo! The card base is 4 1/4 x 11 and with just a few scores ( 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2) you create your “pocket” for the gift card. I choose to use the Stitched Nested Labels Largest die (149638), nice finished edge AND a perfect fit! Well you want to see more of what I am talking about?? Check out the replay on Facebook or the YouTube video below! Need a demonstrator?…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??,  YouTube video

    11/30 Coffee and Cards

    Ohh, what fun I had out at Geodes and Gemstones today! Thank you to Holly and Dennis AGAIN for letting me use part of their space! I appreciate all that joined us today! But let’s talk Coffee and Cards. Can you believe that we did not stamp one single thing?? I did however find the Santa and reindeer. So there is your bonus card. The sentiment from the Santa’s sleigh is a sticker from the Memories and More pack (150808). The card base is from the Memories and More Cards and Envelopes (150440), which can make 20 cards. The Santa on the right is a card from the same Memories…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    11/23 Coffee and Cards

    Had so much fun with Coffee and Cards today. We worked on 6×6 paper and what could we get out of it. Using some bigger pieces this time, still being about to get 2 cards and 4 tags. Yes, I am getting ready for Christmas, but.. please be sure to enter the Challenge on Facebook. I bet you are asking where this snowflake paper came from?!? The Feels like Frost as two sides and this foil side is the reverse of the “frost” photos. The other side is pretty don’t get me wrong, but its almost a one and done side. And are you loving the alternative colors?? I sure…

  • 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.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    10/26 Coffee and Cards Monster Bash Style

    Wasn’t Coffee and Cards fun today?? Did you miss out on how to make these cuties?? Well you only need a few things…. Monster Bash (150447) DSP, Wonderfully Wicked (b-153041 s-150547), Everyday Label (144668) punch and ribbon of you choice. Now all decorated and ready for goodies… From left to right.. That was the “bag” from the video that still needed decoration. The middle, our work of art. Lastly, the other half left over. All a little different but all ready for giving. I have a few special ghouls that will be getting these, now to make a few more… Thank you for helping and I enjoying our time together,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events

    On location

    Coffee and Cards will be on location at 10:30 this morning!! I will be heading out early to set up for the craft fair. I would love for you to stop by the Portage Boys and Girls Club, 5895 Evergreen Av in Porter, IN. They are raising money for 500 turkeys. WOOOOOHOOOO! But I have plans for some fun and super exciting news so you will want to at least join me at 10:30 am on the FB page. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Pressed Petal for Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much fun playing with scraps on Coffee and Cards this morning! The Pressed Petal DSP has 24 sheets double sided (149500). All of the above pieces were scraps. Even the layering pieces. The only full pieces are the card bases. Do you ever look at a stack of scraps and wonder what to do?? Check out the live for ideas…. Did you get a few ideas?? I sure hope so! Now let’s take a closer look at each of the ideas. Starting with the card on the left… This was what started this whole idea. I had the strip of “script” paper and laying by it was the flower…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fairs / Events,  YouTube video

    Coffee and Cards WCMD Recap

    Here is how I kicked off World Card Making Day!! Then the party moved over to the Whispers and Secrets Group Page… Did you join us?? I won’t be closing things up until later in the week. In other words, there is STILL time to get a prize! Here are the first of 30 cards that were made yesterday.. Phew..even Joe said that was a lot of cards. Here is the thing.. there are some that are all the same, but the majority of them are all different. Here they are… ALL 30. Today’s post will showcase the first four that we did during Coffee and Cards. The others will…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    9/28 Coffee and Cards – Wonderfully Wicked

    We had so much fun today on Coffee and Cards. I hope you can join us next time! Sooooo, today we created our own DSP… Using Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Memento Black Inks. Our base cardstock color was Whisper White. Using only the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp set (150547) images. The live video produced these three. However, I was able to add a fourth card afterwards. Dontcha, LOVE those little bats on the first card?? The image and punch is part of a new bundle To Every Season (153051). Cutting specific sections of “DSP” for the perfect background. After that, picking the perfect add on. Either, ribbon,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    9/21 Coffee and Cards

    Today the thing that we focused on for Coffee and Cards was… Sponging. We also like to call it, dirtying it up. The Harvest Hellos (b-153037) is perfect to try this technique out. The punch also makes quick work of images. Several Colors were used on each apple/pumpkin. No, I do not have a sponge for every color, buttt! How much are you liking the “burlap” background?? That comes from the Pressed Petal DSP (149500). Adding the sentiments from Itty Bitty Greeting (151331) and Country Home (147678). I know I have been talking about it, but ALL the new, Coffee and Cards videos are on my YouTube channel. Here is…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    9/14 Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards this week we are still working with the Perennial Essence Suite (152166). Today though we are working with just the leaves. There are two different types of leaves. Lets take a closer look…. I started with was the middle card this week. Punches, and a pretty edge. Do you see the Stitched Shapes die (145372)? Adding that to the second and third card holding the sentiment. First up, stamp, ink and paper. I sponged the separate sentiment piece so that it would POP! Keeping with the power of 3, like last week, leaves, ribbon and embellishments were added. The Braided Linen Trim (147808) is shown “pulled” apart,…

  • 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,…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/31 Coffee and Cards

    A lot was covered on Coffee and Cards this morning. Phew, All the share information, some views of the new DSP and beautiful ribbons too. The cards were part of a swap with some other Demonstrators. Some of the beautiful ideas that is for sure! In addition to all that, Lets talk about these cute thank you cards! This Love What you Do (148042) stamp set always surprises me! Simple and easy to stamp with… never disappoints either! Pick your favorite colors and add some linen thread. It is really as easy as that. After that, Soft Suede and Pear Pizzazz complete the card. Ohh, yeah you can check everything…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards 8/10 Magnolia Lane

    It is no secret, I love black and white cards. Join a replay of Coffee and Cards on Facebook. Not only will you get all the information. Also, the tips and get the how too, on that birthday sentiment. Two different looks with mostly all the same “stuff.” Starting with a stamp, ink and paper card. The Magnolia Lane and all the goodies in the suite (152178). Although the focus was just on the flower you can check past posts for a week of ideas. Just Whisper White and Black for the Thinking of You … the sparkle is the Glittered Organza Ribbon (147897) Continuing, to the second card and…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Memories and More 8/3

    This week’s Coffee and Cards featured NO STAMPING… yup, that is correct. No ink was used. Am I scaring you?? No worries, dontcha love how they turned out? However, there was one that was NOT cooperating.. but I did get it figured out! You need to try the Memories and More Card Pack (149554), the last card used uses the Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More cards and envelopes (149487). The three took all of 30 minutes to design and create… The trouble was this Glittered Organdy Ribbon (147897). During the video I could not figure out how to add it, BUT… the idea hit afterwards of course! View…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    Coffee and Cards 7/27

    Saturday on Coffee and Cards, we worked on the above two cards… Do you have the It Starts with Art (149303) set?? It is funny you get a stamp set and you have to play with it! This one has extras too!! That embellishment kits (149491) has a TON of fun stuff inside!! Including, felt pieces, bakers twine, small paper clips and some fun trinkets. First, was this card. Pulling out the Stampin’ Blends and coloring is always like a trip to the tent as a kid, right?? Including the felt pieces and rhinestones gave it the final touch. However, what did I do to the center piece?? You know…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Beauty Abounds for Coffee and Cards 7/6

    Super busy Coffee and Cards today, PHEW…. Had fun playing with this set, pretty much for the first time!! Beauty Abounds (148726) and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set (148536). If I were to be honest, I need those thanks cards… my purse was almost empty!! Vellum Butterflies on all five cards!! WooooHOOO!! A very happy heart for this girl! Wait?? You did not know that you could get vellum in colors, yet?? Sure, Perennial Essence (149101) in 12 x 12 too! There are three colors included, Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. Also, added white vellum (101856) only because I ran outta colors, haha. Using just a piece…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    6/29 Coffee and Cards – Garden Lane

    There was a lot of fun to be had on today’s Coffee and Cards! We talked about the Garden Lane suite (152450) and how YOU can use it for so many different cards! Birthday Sympathy Wedding Thinking of You Thank You The “You are Wonderful” card is a C.A.S.E. the catalog card. Not sure what CASE means?? Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit are the two that I know…. either way. Check out page 40 of the annual catalog you will see where ours came from! Our beginner card using Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Vellum and DSP (designer series paper). Here is your reminder…. You are Wonderful,…