• Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  It Started with...

    It Started With Facebook Live, first Wednesday.

    It Started With Facebook Live I would love for you to join me Wednesday nights for It Started With Facebook Live. We start at 6:30 central time and it is always a fun time. For the first Wednesday in August we made the above. The Painted Christmas Suite ( bundle 1, bundle 2 and DSP) does not disappoint. I will say that the die cuts really are amazing. These two layers and add a few pine cones and boom. No need for DSP on this one. However, the Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper is awesome. Especially once you figure out that you need to cut it from the top. Yes,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Sweet Strawberry Plus Three additions to each set.

    Sweet Strawberry Plus Three I love the Sweet Strawberry plus three idea. We started with the simple stamping idea. Created our own DSP using the two step stamping from the stamp set. I have to tell you that I really love using the Flirty Flamingo as the background color with the Real Red as the outline. How do feel about it?? The stem colors are Pear Pizzazz as the background and Granny Apple Green as the outline. That is where the Granny Apple Green cardbase was decided. Have you made your own DSP yet. It sure is easy. I used Basic White cardstock and grabbed the ink. The first was…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Wreath making with Bits and Pieces tub.

    Wreath making with Bits and Pieces It has been a little bit since we have done some Wreath making with Bits and Pieces container. With so many pretties I could not just throw them away!! I am a hoarder of all the specialty papers. Although the Brushed Metallic foil was something that went into the mini in July. What I originally cut them for had to do with the new Annual catalog. I am super excited now … This wreath was on my mind since I cut them out. Here is the A2 version or the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 sized one. This one uses the Artistic Dies a…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards

    All Dressed Up Purse Treat holder and its Pink.

    All Dressed Up Purse Treat This Polished Pink All Dressed Up Purse Treat holder. Is what every little girl wants full of yummy chocolates. Heck I would love to have it too. It has been some time since I have dusted off the All Dressed Up dies and coordinating stamp set Dressed to Impress. We did this for a live over a month ago. I kept forgetting to take pictures. Why?? because I put it up on the shelf right away. I do love how much room there is… Holy Cow!! I would bet that you could fit almost a whole regular sized bag of Kisses’ in here. If not…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Stars Stripes 4th of July with Christmas Trimmings

    Stars Stripes 4th of July Celebrating with Stars Stripes 4th of July will be a hit. Using all my favorite Red, “White” and Blue colors to create this nod to our American Flag. No matter if she is a little tattered, no matter that she is a little worn she flies high and proud. On this holiday weekend, hug your family and friends. Enjoy time together!! However most of all remember even if just for a minute those that helped us gain all of these freedoms. Thank you! Thank you to those that wanted a better life. And Thank you for those that knew it would be worth it. Thank…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Dandy Garden Memories and More, last look.

    Dandy Garden Memories and More Here is how a No Stamping Saturday turned out using Dandy Garden Memories and More. Yes, there was no stamping needed for these two cards. So many other options too!! You better believe I have big plans for at least one of these cards!! Wondering how to get a hold of something to make you life easier?? Grab your annual catalog!! Beside this option that is soon to retire (June 30) you have two new options in the Annual catalog. What a Year and Hand-penned both Memories & More cards. The Hand-Penned has coordinating Card bases and envelopes there is also just white for the…

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    Bits Pieces and Misc other things left over.

    Alright, I have a Bits, Pieces and Misc container that is COMPLETELY full. Ohh man, just tooo much!! So when this get overwhelming for me I pull it out and see what we can create. There really is sooo much. Enough for 6 GREAT cards and still have more leftovers to use. NOTE: there are many retired items in this container. The best example is that coffee cups on the bottom right (last year??). Several of the other items are soon to retire. Here is the list… Hey Chick dies (while supplies last) Seabed 3D embossing folder (retiring May 2021) Butterfly Duet Punch (retiring May 2021) Butterfly Beauty dies (retiring…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Happy Spring Easter Mom, Pretty Perennial

    Happy Spring Easter Mom. I went to go and see Mom a few weeks ago, Happy Spring Easter Mom. I brought Mom the card we created in Coffee and Cards. So Here is Mom with her ‘Happy Spring’ version of the card. It made her happy to have such a cheerful card. It made me smile to see her smile too. And once again I gave the card away before taking a photo. yeah I know…. Anyway, I had parts and pieces left out so I made another. This one was slightly different. I added the Easter that was already cut and did a little rearranging of the stamps too.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Farewell Part One… Fruit, Snow and Guys

    Saying Farewell Part One We are getting down to it, Saying Farewell, Part One. Here is the first of three. These five cars are form two different classes. One was Girls Night and the second was Coffee and Cards. The fun stamp set called Cute Fruit. Please can you remind me why we have not played with it again?? So many things, sooo Little time!! This stamp set is calling for summer!! Maybe even some fun spring break punch?? As you can see with the above photo – layers, simple stamping and even some fun, Shimmery Crystal Effects make this set happy. Here is our second review for tonight. This…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    It Started with $1 Happy April Strong and Beautiful

    It Started with $1 I know, it has been too long since we have done… It Started with $1. Here we are April 1st and I know I have at least three lined up!! WoooHOOO!! So for this one, it all stared with a trip to Dollar Tree. I found this cute chalk board. I knew I could use it. But the wood was super light. and the back was plain… hummm I got Mom to help!! We have a family friend that was the victim of a shooting. So knowing that Mom might like to help be create this gift. I went out to Illinois to see what she…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  No Stamping??

    No Stamping dare you for a Saturday live.

    No Stamping dare you Not too often, but try a No Stamping dare you… We always have fun. And yes, Stampin’ Up! provides the means to do this with the Memories and More cards. I was excited to see that this set is on deep discount due to the catalog retiring. WooooHOOOO!! Who does not like a good sale!! Be sure to check the Last Chance products here. I will add though do NOT wait if you find something to can not live with out!! Anyway, back to No Stamping Saturday. I try to do the No Stamping Saturdays about once a quarter. Or when we can add some new…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Call and Reminders for Thursday.

    Last Call and Reminders I wanted to give you the Last Call and Reminders for this Host Code. Meaning if you want to place an order under $150 then please use this code. I will be closing this code on Friday and adding the new one. What happens when you order using this code?? All orders over $40 get you the new Monthly Talented Tutorial Team Bundle. There are 16 ideas included this month. Not all of them are cards, but ohh so many ideas!! Reminder that the sign up ENDS for this class TOMORROW! Wondering what this is all about? Check out the original post here. If you have…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Global Design Project #278 for Coffee and Cards

    Global Design Project #278 It has been too longs since participating in the Global Design Project #278. This week is a sketch challenge and I had an immediate idea. However, how was I going to be able to use it and something that I have not yet played with…. The inspirations were all very pretty. Now how to make it my own. And feature the outgoing 2019-2021 in-colors. Just a quick reminder that they will be retiring earlier than years past. They will be only available through the Annual Catalog which ends May 3. YIKES, that will be here before you know it!! Sticking with original idea of ribbon. The…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Love You Lots Heart punch pack.

    Love You Lots Heart Heartfelt and Love You Lots using the Heart punch pack. This Coffee and Cards project was a HUGE collaboration. The folks that join me live get to contribute and guide me to the final project. This project. I know, I know… I do have a starting point, but… there are times that we really go 180 from what I was thinking. That is based on what the “collaborators” say. Really!! I promise. For this card, I knew I wanted to use the Flower and Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. I also was thinking of the Heartfelt bundle. However, I was wanting to see the Be Mine Stitched…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie.

    Valentine card and Treat For today’s Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie. This was a Coffee and Cards item. The ladies were a lot of help. I showed the Valentine Keepsakes stamp set and before I even got through all the sentiments. The ladies LOVED the heart “flowers”. So stamping that was a must. I had planned on using that stamp already, but WOW!! Can you see the layered ribbon?? The White is from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack. The Real Red sheer ribbon which will be back in the Aug – Dec mini. The Heart Punch pack was really the way to complete this card. The…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Kits,  No Stamping??

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines cards and more

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines Are you in need of Quick Sweet Little Valentines?? These Cards and More set, is just the ticket!! Supplies to make 10 cards all for $10. No stamping required, but as you see with the additions we did during this live. The kit has two different card bases, two different patterned envelopes. The fun starts with the layering piece. There are two different styles but each one is two sided. Which means you have four total designs. Although cute as is, the top left is just as directed/designed. No additions. Secondly I stamped the bow stamped and “Be Mine” sentiment added, top right card. I wanted…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    1/19 Coffee and Cards, Stamp ink and paper.

    1/19 Coffee and Cards Oh we had fun on 1/19 Coffee and Cards. This Stamp, Ink and Paper card just turned out soooo pretty!! Very Vanilla was the 3 3/4 x 5 layer I started the card. Here is where you need to look into your ink stock. I looked for a light and a slightly darker color ink that would look good at leaves and flowers. Soft Sea Foam paired well with Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride with Rococo Rose. The fifth ink was Soft Suede for the sentiments. We did find out that you COULD stamp twice the same color and get a similar look. Like the extra…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Daisy Lane SAB Freebie for two beautiful options.

    Daisy Lane SAB Freebie I have talked LOTS about the amazing set Daisy Lane SAB Freebie too. In today’s post I will get you over $50 so that you can get all of these items on your NEXT order!! Seriously, you will love this Flowers & Fields DSP pack from Sale-a-Bration. I know you like FREE stuff so why not put in that order?? This could be your first FREE item!! Whether Bumblebee or Rococo Rose is your favorite. You WILL want to miss this DSP pack. You have the colors but what about the Tool Supply list?? Check out this list… Daisy Lane Stamp set Medium Daisy Punch Daisy…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for two..

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration Yes, that is a huge list: Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for these cute cards. Here is the best part, the DSP and stamp are … FREE Yes, they are both from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The Oh So Ombre DSP is free with a $50 product purchase and then the Approaching Perfection stamp set is also free with a second $50 product purchase. To help you get there the Stamparatus is a must. Now, you only need $51 more. Add in your Basic White, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green cardstock. However, you will not want to forget the BLING!! Whether it is the Reversible Ribbon or…

  • Coffee and Cards,  sneak peek

    Host FREE stamp set, sneak peek

    Host FREE stamp set How would you like to Host and get the FREE stamp set?? You know you are thinking of Hosting a party during Sale-a-Bration!! And Why not, it is a great way to craft away the Winter blues. Earn some free stuff AND “get together” with some friends. Yes, I do online parties, I do zoom parties and Chat room parties. Which would you like to try?? The above is FREE to a host that has a $300 party as an added thank you for booking a party during Sale-a-Bration. But there is MORE!! You and your friends get other FREE stuff too!! With every $50 product…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Feels Like Frost Frosty, still available.

    Feels Like Frost Frosty I wanted to share this Feels Like Frost and Frosty because the DSP is STILL available. YUP, and at 50% off. That is a total win to me!! We did use this DSP last year, check this out. However, I also wanted to share that the Snowman Season stamp set is in the annual catalog. Ohh, I almost forgot so is the Snowman Builder punch. I really am liking these cards (no not the Merry Christmas) for winter birthday’s. I am talking about this one. This is Frosty, and his magic hat blew off. We had so much fun in the live making these. Check it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet and a fun idea.

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet An Inspiration Card and Tag Buffet to make it. How about I share an idea. I received this store bought card from a friend. I really liked the card and immediately thought of the ornament in the Tag Buffet stamp set (sold out, sorry) . Wanting to recreate this using a few things that I had not really used, yet. yes, we like to get the mileage out of things right?? I purposely took these photos so that you can see the foil background. I wanted to share that you could cut out something from under the Very Vanilla to “not waste” any by covering it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Retiring,  YouTube video

    Perhaps Christmas Means More, especially this year!

    Perhaps Christmas Means More I do not know about you, but Perhaps Christmas Means More this year?? I miss my family!! This traditional colored gingham is a returning favorite Toile Tidings DSP. I love that you can use all the Garden Green side or all the Real Red side. But in these cards we gave you a peak of the backside color with this easy fold over. Remember that we used the Christmas Means More stamp set just a couple days ago, here. Even the Layering Circle dies. Did you know that there are 16 dies included in the set??? Eight circles and Eight scallop circles. Can you say Staple??…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Dove Peace on Earth with Dove of Hope bundle.

    Dove Peace on Earth This Dove, Peace on Earth for Christmas is my wish. Did you miss the live?? Check it out here. Just a reminder that this Dove of Hope bundle is from the Aug-Dec mini and will retire on Jan 4. Using an alternative color scheme today. But you can check out yesterday’s post if you are looking for a more traditional look. The Basic Gray and Smokey Slate really helps that White Embossing powder POP. You can see how the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon sparkles. I love the size of this dove. Did you know that there are actually 3 doves included in the set. There are…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Bell Rings Angel Wings from Christmas means more.

    Bell Rings Angel Wings For today the Bell Rings Angel Wings means sooo much. It is not just from a notorious movie. I remember my grandma saying this too. She would always put a bell on the tree. Hugs grandma!! Just like a snowflake these are just slightly different. Take a closer look. This live there was a lot of decisions. First starting with emboss or to not emboss. For the texture we used the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. However, only on the Garden Green layer. Second was the stamping. Knowing the colors, there would be one in Real Red and one in Garden Green. Needing to figure out which…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile for Christmas

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile Today’s Wishes Wonder Tin Tile with that cool inking technique. Ohh, did you miss that?? Well you need to be part of my VIP FB group Whispers and Secrets to get the play by play. I am working on a few “QWick and Wow” videos. Thanks to my new computer and some fun goodies that the Hubby picked up!! ANYWAY!! This Very Vanilla card with is pops of Real Red is beautiful. The Tin Tile embossing folder has hints of Soft Suede to add depth to the detail. The Sentiment, dies and Sleigh are all from the Wishes & Wonder Bundle. However, the Real Red Braided…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    No Stamping Memories More cards. On Sale

    No Stamping Memories More Are you ready for some No Stamping Memories More cards?? You know that every once in a while we do a “No Stamping” Saturday on Coffee and Cards. Why?? Well sometimes it is super fun to see what we can create. AND besides, why not!! I do love the way that this is laid out. The wonderful part of the sentiment for sure!! Nope, no stamping this sticker was one from the pack. In the Wonder of the Season Memories & More card pack so many possibilities. There are 48 double sided cards and 12 specialty cards with gold foil trim. and 8 sticker sheets. And…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch with Perfectly Plaid.

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch Welcome to part two … this Scrappy Pine Tree Punch is similar to Sunday nights post, here. Using the same DSP’s Snowflake Splendor and Heartwarming Hugs. However out punch of choice this time is the Pine Tree. The coordinating stamp set is Perfectly Plaid. Again using the alternative colors of Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Purple Posy. How did I come up with these colors?? From the DSP of course. Just a reminder that ALL the coordinating colors are on the back side of your pack. You will find them in small print under the name of the DSP. YUP, the whole list. I only used…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Curvy Christmas and Dies, three different colors.

    Curvy Christmas and Dies Have you checked out this Curvy Christmas and dies?? How about the fun Curvy bundle?? Well, I did a Facebook live. Which one?? The card on the top, here. This set was sooo fun…. I could not stop. Using each of the three different DSP colors. The same patterns in Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce. Plus, of course, Whisper White. Hold on to your hat, because you can use these stamps either straight OR curve them to match the curve in the dies. WOOOOHOO! All of the stamps in the set are photopolymer, those are the ones that you can see through. That means…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    Fall themed Birthday Card for Coffee and Cards

    Fall themed Birthday card. Do you like themes to your cards?? This Fall themed Birthday card is perfect for you. I mixed a few sets this time. The Gather Together stamp set and the fun Autumn punch pack. Both of these are bundles in the Aug-Dec Mini catalog. Why did I mix the two?? Well, I love the pumpkins and large maple leaf in the Gather Together stamp set. And we needed the small sized leaves from the punch pack. You can check the live that has been added to my YouTube videos. Have you subscribed yet?? Be sure to do so while you are checking out the live for…