• Coloring,  Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Accented Blooms Happy Birthday

    How awesome are these colorful Birthday Cards?? I made at the last Girl’s Night. Have you been to Girl’s Night?? The next one is September 6, always the first Friday of each month. Come Join Us! Making four cards in total. The first two were a more feminine style and the second you will have to check back to see. The one on the left uses colored pencils and the one on the right uses the Stampin’ Blends. Using the Accented Blooms (146681) and the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch (145667). However for the birthday sentiments you will also need, Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618). Do you think one looks more tropical…

  • 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…

  • Clubs,  Coloring,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    July reminders

    Less then a week to get in on ‘Bonus Days’.. you will want your $5 coupon for next month!! Join my Team Today! Become a demonstrator, get discounts, see and order products first, attend exclusive events, AND for your $99 (no shipping charge) sign up pick $155 worth of product (plus business supplies and a FREE Paper Pumpkin). Then, get $10 credit the next month. Basically that is getting $75 of FREE stuff, WooooHOOOO! Here are the some upcoming events…. Girls Night at Sugar Shack Bakery, the first Friday in August. Christmas Stamp a Stack, part 1…. Sat, August 24 Get in the color fun… Stampin’ Blends Club First pick…

  • 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…

  • Clubs,  Coloring

    New Club

    Have you looked at the events section lately??? WoooHooo, I have been working on graphics and adding as I go…. Check out all that is going on. And as always let me know if you have ANY questions! want to join me?? …. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Window of Free as a Bird

    Coffee and Cards we worked with the Stampin’ Blends and the Free as a Bird (149468) Stamp set. Those cards, I am happy to say have already found new homes… I told you I had a plan for them… Just as soon as the video ended… I grabbed envelopes and dropped them off to the new friends. Sorry forgot to take pictures, but this card is close… However, these cuties… have a better view… haha. The face of the card is open … so when you are looking at the birds you are seeing the inside. More Stampin’ Blends for the flowers and some bling for the centers. Check the…

  • Coloring,  Technique Tuesday

    Floating card w/Roots

    Soooo, no one could figure out what was missing from Sunday’s card…. shame shame, haha. There were actually a couple of butterflies missing…. The bottom three were on the first card. The top right, is on this card… Wonder where the fifth one will be?? Ohhh, I bet you want to see the card?? Using again the Rooted in Nature (148217) with coordinating die, Nature’s Roots (146341). Stamped in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. Giving the same sentiment a different look using the Timeless Label punch (149516). You guys know that I am a lover of dimensionals, BUT dang this had about a million of them. Each leaf and log…

  • Challenges,  Coloring

    Free as a Bird for GDP #196

    This week for the Global Design Project is CASE the designer, Connie Collins. The parts that spoke to me are the Gingham and Frames… Have you tried using two of the stitched dies together?? No muss, no fuss for great frames! This carries all through the Ovals, Circles, Squares, Rectangles even the new Nesting dies. Continuing with the “patriotic” color scheme of the Holiday weekend, but using a more country style of Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Merry Merlot. All 3 of those colors are included in the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack (149614). Additionally available in both sets of In-Colors, Brights, Subtles and Regals (pg168).…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  In-Colors,  Technique Tuesday

    Challenge Day!! #194

    Global Design Project Challenge Day!! WooHoo, can you tell I was feeling patriotic? This week is a sketch challenge.. here was the inspiration. Remember yesterdays post?? The jar was coloring one of today’s ribbon. Did you know that with an ink refill some water and either Whisper White Twine (124262) or Polka Dot Tulle (146912) ribbon you can make it ANY color you need?? Ohhhh, I just realized that there is one more still to try… Whisper White Flax Ribbon… Check back next week for that! Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Blueberry Bushel are what created the red/white/blue.. or this could also be a nod to Firefighters and Police too..…

  • Coloring,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Happy Father’s Day

    How are you spending Fathers’s Day?? The Hubby and I will be going to see my parents today. All I know is that dinner is on the agenda. Have you had fun with the Best Catch (148598) Stamp set and coordinating dies Catch of the Day (148815)?? This cattail section is a fun add. Let’s color a bit. Stampin’ Blends, Soft Suede (147273), Mango Melody (147945), Daffodil Delight (144603) and even Pumpkin Pie (144599). You could use Wink of Stella (141897) or Shimmer paint (Champange-147044 or Frost White-147046) for the metal look on the lure too. Dad, How many lures have you lost to the cat tails or weeds?? haha…

  • Coloring,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Birthday or Dad?

    Still gearing up for Father’s Day?? Or is it just a birthday card that you need? Do you have fishermen in your life?? I sure do! My Dad, brothers and nephew. This would be fitting of any of them. The Best Catch stamp set (148598), coordinating dies Catch of the Day (148815) are all you need for the fishermen in your life! Starting with the water… do you think of different things that you could have done, of course, after the card is done?? I do! A sweep of the Balmy Blue ink pad (147105) along the bottom of this layer adds the look of water, but thinking now it…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  Masculine Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin-Fathers Day

    It is getting close to Fathers’s Day, do you need the perfect card?? How about using parts of your Paper Pumpkin? Today, only the stamps are from the May kit. At first, I was thinking a floating card, but due to unhappy stamping this was changed into just a quick card. Tomorrow is a new day for the floating card. Let’s turn lemons into lemonade. Still taking que from the box, pulled out a Pretty Peacock card base and ink. Add a little more sentiment from the Well Said (148796) stamp set. Pick a bird to highlight, using a mostly dry aqua painter. You need a light hand so you…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    Dear Friend

    Today is all about a Paper Pumpkin alternative. As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber since the beginning, I can honestly say that if you have been outta the loop for a while, you NEED to get back in!! Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin’ Up! helped to design this kit. The top card, in Pool Party, is from the kit, mostly as the directions state. I added a stamped imagine on the sentiment and tweaked the twine. I would love to get this card, how about you? Now, for the alternative card…. I hear you cringing, however, a fussy cut was necessary. Can you hear the feathers asking to be cut out??…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  In-Colors,  old site,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Squirrels for Spring.

    Fable Friends (148670) will be in the new Annual Catalog. This little cute squirrel along with it’s friends, the bunny and Mama Duck with her kids. Are you ready for Easter?? Have you figured out what the bunny will be putting in the baskets?? Our family is getting together for brunch. Using the Gingham Gala DSP (148554) and the watercolor pencils (141709) to color. Have you heard that there will be an additional set of watercolor pencils?? The first set has 13 you will be able to add 10 more colors to your color selection. Sorry, but not available until June 3. One more hint… Gingham is a very trendy…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Fashionable Note taker..

    OnStage is a BIG deal and I like to make it an even bigger deal…. Here is my note pad, my travel companions got one too! Out of all the AMAZING DSP (designer series paper) This sheet is what speaks to me…. Three of the five choose this same paper pack. All different all perfect for the person getting it. Thank you ladies for traveling with me and Also Thank you for being the Beautiful, Loving Ladies that you are!! HUGS This started out as a composition book that was picked up at a local dollar store, Using the Detailed Trio Punch (146320)to round the two corners and the Tear…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  old site

    Coffee and Cards

    Have you watched this weeks Coffee and Cards?? We had a fun live… even a yummy cookie from Sugar Shack Bakery in Plymouth, thank you Stephanie. We hung out in the tent for a bit too… Using the All My Love DSP (148576) for the pretty “flower” background, because the hummingbird needs flowers, right?? Stamp images with Stazon (101406) for no bleeding of the blender pen (102845). Start off lighter with your watercolor pencils (141709) you can always add but remember there is no eraser. Use the colors of your choice and use the blender pen to smooth out the pencil strokes. BE BRAVE! try it! The cup cozy is…

  • Coloring,  old site,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Happy Valentines Day…

    Did you need some last minute Valentine inspiration?? This post is full of it!! The above are just a few that have gone out to family and friends this week. They are very traditional in color. All the above use the All my Love DSP pack (148576). There are two different stamp sets.. Hey Love (148644) and the Petal Palette (145788). Are you brave enough though? To do nontraditional colors? You know that I ask this because there is one…. Those that know us…. know that butterflies are a HUGE thing for us. The Butterfly elements (149711) paired with the Botanical Butterfly DSP (149622) for this card, To get both…

  • Add a page title,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring,  old site

    Coffee and Cards

    Today’s coffee and cards….Ohhhh, what a fun technique and who does not love to color?? this way is easy!!  Check out the fun we had today. Using the Stazon ink and multi ribbon to pull all the colors together. The pretty flowers were a fun touch.. Ohhh I should have added rhinestones to the middle. darn. Well, maybe next time! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!