• Happy Birthday,  Retiring,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Goodbye Part 2, Plaid and Heartfelt

    Saying Goodbye Part 2 Here again Saying Goodbye part 2. Our first one has two ideas. This “thank you” card idea can be changed to any and yes ANY color combo. Plus with one run through the Stampin’ cut & Emboss you get two cards!! I love the texture that plaid creates. I need to share however that the stamp set is STAYING. It is just the die set Plaid Builder and Bundle price that is leaving. Also retiring on this card is the Braided Linen trim (already gone) and Small Bloom Punch. See, I used it a TON. I do mean a TON!! You will need the full size…

  • Happy Birthday,  Kits

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus Product Medley

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus I am still having fun with this Product Medley. Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus is just one of many more. This one is a brighter card, especially from last weeks, here. The Calypso Coral helps a bunch. Why do I love this layout?? Well because it showcases two DSP’s at once. You get enough of the patterns too. Just too much fun!! To share a few more things about this medley… The DSP, twine, dies and stamp set all go together. Ohh dang I almost forgot about the felt flowers. However, I love the twine. No surprise I am sure. I had fun doubling up the two…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    Flowering Cactus with Curvy dies. FUN!!

    Flowering Cactus with Curvy Can you believe this Flowering Cactus with the Curvy dies card?? I really wanted to try and use up some of these left over pieces. Even the sentiment is from the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. However the pieces that it is sitting on are 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch and the Tasteful Labels dies for the layering piece. Do you want to hear my favorite part?? It is the Curvy dies. This fun little add really worked out. And to thing that the top here was an extra piece. Really, it was the bottom piece that I had a plan for. Hummm, did I share that…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy last Library card with my favorite DSP.

    Happy last Library card. Today is all about the Happy last Library card. Yes, using my favorite Flowers & Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. Using a slightly different color scheme then the last cards. I sure hope that you are not sick of seeing this DSP because there is SOO much more to come. And it is FREE!! Here is how I can help you get to that $50. Cardstock, stamp set and punch. I bet that gets up pretty darn close. Here is the list… Pool Party cardstock Bumblebee cardstock Small Bloom punch Best Year stamp set Guess what the total is?? $50.50 Now you might have those cardstock colors.…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    In Good Taste Birthday card with wood elements.

    In Good Taste Birthday Needing a masculine card, In Good Taste Birthday card is a place to start. The In Good Taste Suite has DSP, Stamp set, Dies, Embossing Folder and these awesome wood elements. However for this card we only use the DSP (designer series paper) and the wood elements. Can not see the Wood elements?? Well I added a touch of ink. This photo shows them off a little bit better. How did I do that?? Well I just placed them on the ink pad. You may want to lightly tap on them for full coverage. They will need to be allowed to dry. It really does not…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Culver Class Punch Party with Postage punch

    Culver Class Punch Party The Culver Class with Punch Party stamp set was a hit. You see in January we decided to work on Birthday cards. You ALWAYS need those. This color combo that I was not sure I would like worked out!! Dontcha think?? This Rococo Rose card base and layer. Then just a sprinkle of Flirty Flamingo. Lastly a single rhinestone. Did you miss the Punch Party stamp set in the catalog?? Well, the Punch Party stamp is in the Sale-a-Bration catalog and is available when you host a party OR have an order over $300. Not sure about this set? Check out this post from earlier in…

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday

    Oval Occasions for Swap cards.

    Oval Occasions for Swap Here is the first of two cards using Oval Occasions for Swap that I did last week. This very Springy stamp set and coordinating punch is from the January – June Mini. It is for a Birthday card, but this could very easily be an Easter or with Love card too. I choose to use Crumb Cake as my neutral (shocking) adding in Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss. OHHH yes that is a sprig of new Blackberry Bliss ribbon. I wanted to share a BIG tip. However, this first, there are 13 stamps in this stamp set. The face of this card has seven of them.…

  • 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…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    First November Girl’s Night card with greenery.

    First November Girl’s Night The First November Girl’s Night card has two different versions. I was worried about not having enough of the Whisper White Crinkle Ribbon. I like the Linen Thread alternative too. Which is your favorite?? Need a little bit of a closer look?? The only difference is the ribbon. Humm, I like them both. Our colors for this Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Mint Macaron. Question?? Could this card be for something else?? I would say yes. Change the inside sentiment. The front could really have any inside. Even the leaves could be a thinking of you, hello or even miss you for the inside. Does this…

  • 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…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Uncategorized

    September Girl’s Night – Happy Birthday

    September Girl’s Night Do you believe it is almost time for Girl’s Night?? Yes, this Friday!! WoooHooo! To give you can idea, this is one of the cards from September’s Girl’s Night. I am really looking forward to the October class too!! But how about this Whale of a Time card?? Can we talk a minute?? Would you have put the Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock together?? I am not sure that I would have if it wasn’t for it being on the Whale of a Time DSP list. Add in the Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral kinda different right?? Anyway, this one has all of those and I love…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Whale of a Time – DDD (Ding Dong Ditch) review.

    I know, I know, Whale of a Time – DDD is from July. However, if you are thinking of checking out the current Ding Dong Ditch. This might be helpful. Today we will take a look at two cards and tomorrow the rest. Let me share that you need to check all the options. And also keep in mind that you only get supplies that are listed. And yes it does include all the measurements/instructions. Also, this is something that is great to get in the mail. Whale of a Time – July Ding Dong Ditch The basic option for this DDD(Ding Dong Ditch) got you 1/4 pack of DSP…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Zany Zebras and Happy Birthday to you.

    Zebras and Happy Birthday. I am falling in love with these cuties. The Zebras and Happy Birthday sentiment are just a lot of fun! Wanting to try something different, I pulled out the Craft Whisper White and stamped them on the Basic Black cardstock. I could also see them as a fun baby card. There are three different Zebra stamps even a fun little party hat. You can find this set in either the Beginner Catalog or the Annual Catalog. have fun with it, right… Which color would you try first?? hummmm How about a small reminder… When using the Craft ink it does take longer for it to dry.…

  • Happy Birthday

    As promised, step three, Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday, Korine… Wanting to be sure not to go with the red, white and blue theme for this card. When you have a birthday around a holiday, I really try to make the card extra special. Now, some will say, what is the big deal. However, mom always told stories about her holiday birthday’s. She was getting gifts in Christmas wrappings, etc. So that is why I try to be aware of how that must feel. First, let us not miss that cute little slip, topped with ribbon. What would you use it for? I use mine to mark my calendar or even my book page. I know that…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    6/16 Tuesday Edition Coffee and Cards

    Want to get more from you DSP?? Who doesn’t, right?? I went from 9 card fronts to 12. Just a simple change. Check out the video to hear the tip!! Join me for Crafty Thursday 10:30 am central time over on my facebook page. Need some quick “masculine” birthday cards?? That was what I needed. A few punches use but just the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set (148618). Also, they all have the same basic “supplies” and “cuts”. I just changed the orientation and placement. Need a closer look? The DSP is from World of Good and really has AMAZING background use! It really is perfect for these cards! Even…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Friend… Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday to this Pretty Lady!! I am lucky to know this Pretty Lady, Paula. She almost did not come back to a second class. I am grateful that she did! Paula is one of my partners in shenanigans, crafty guru, unofficial team secretary and MY FRIEND! I am sorry we could not have celebrated in a much more fun way, but chatting on the porch will have to do… for now! Happy HAPPY Birthday to you!! Remember during Coffee and Cards yesterday, I told you I had a plan for the Bumblebee card?? You BET!! I knew it would be part of this special ladies birthday gifts. However, it…

  • Happy Birthday

    Love and Butterflies

    When you craft on your Birthday…. You use all of your Favorite things… Right?? Can you name them all?? Woodland embossing folder Crumb Cake cardstock Highland Heather cardstock Purple Posy cardstock Burlap Ribbon (retiring) Gingham DSP (already gone**sorry**) Ink Daubers on the embossed image Glitter Enamel Dots (retiring) Love What You Do stamp set (retiring) Butterfly Beauty Dies You know there is more, but even I can only get so much on two cards. haha, Maybe I need to try harder?? What do you think?? Just a Reminder… That the items that are retiring are… While Supplies Last… so you know you do not want to hesitate. There are already…

  • Happy Birthday

    Bye Bye to Bonanza Buddies

    I have a young cousin that had a birthday earlier this month… And bears with bows seemed to be the ticket! This DSP…. Ohh sooo happy and bright. The Koala just makes you want to smile doesn’t it?? Are you seeing the little round of hearts?? I bet you recognize them… Those are hearts left over from valentines day, BUT perfect for confetti. Haha, I know I am evil! But at least I marked the back of the envie. Even added an extra Koala to that side! And you bet I put the WHOLE round inside the card. The Koala is CUTE, but…. It needed a few sparkling touches! The…

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

    3/28 Coffee and Cards Happy Birthday Trevor…

    Happy Birthday, Trevor. I never got to finish my story that I kinda started this morning of Coffee and Cards. Did you miss the live?? Check the replay over on YouTube. You can also check it out on Facebook too. Here is how the story started… Trevor and I we out to the woods, maybe camping?? Anyway, I did remember coffee but no cups.. Trevor made the cups out of wood, Thankfully!! I did remember the candy to put in the treat that I made too. Cheers to you for your birthday, love you! I want to take a second to talk about the measurements on this adorable treat holder.…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Best Dressed and Fancy

    What is your color? I was working on my tutorial for the TTT group and had some scraps left. What do we do with scraps?? Yup, we make more cards! Here is the result…. to make it even better, how about a fancy fold? Here is how to create this fold… card base of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4. Then you cut off 3/4 of an inch. Use that 3/4 inch piece score at 3 inches and tuck under the inside layer. DONE. Easy, right?? Reminder stamp prior to using your adhesive! We all make mistakes! Hint: use the same ink color as your cardstock for…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Another Lily card…

    Two more FREE items…. The Sending You Thoughts and the Lily Impressions DSP both, yes BOTH are still available. I have enjoyed and used a full pack of that DSP! The deep colors… ohhh my! I understand that this is the time of year that you try to lighten up your colors, but… using the lighter tones are easy way to brighten it up! Another Happy Birthday… Yes, I think this was a Girls Night card from February. Well, time to make some more birthday cards April has a LOOOOONG list of family and friends to prep for. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Happy Birthday

    Small Bloom Punch for a WOW

    Did you see the “bag” on page 13 of the Sale-a-Bration catalog?? The one with all the flowers?? Here is my CASE (copy and selectively edit). Well, in a card form. Let me also say from the beginning that I am sorry but that Petal Pink/Whisper White Silver Bakers Twine is retired. SOOO Sorry!! However, here is your question. Which version do you like?? The Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink or the Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody?? Don’t tell Avery, but the Pink version is her Birthday card!! sssshhhhhh!! Guesses on how many flowers?? Actually there are 40 per card. You know you can get your bang for your FREE…

  • Happy Birthday

    Birthday Bonanza – Birthday

    These critters are just soooo stinking cute!! How could you not smile with this cute Koala wishing you a happy birthday? He was fussy cut out of the DSP, the die would cut him too! Small layers added with Basic Black and Bermuda Bay. I have enjoyed playing with the FREE Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins (152314)?? However, you will need your Take Your Pick tool (144107) for those sequins!! Additionally, that bakers twine added just enough sparkle for the receiver to just LOVE it!! SMILE!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Simple Stamping

    Toile Tiding DSP for Winter Birthday

    Here is the second Girl’s Night birthday card. Still have winter birthdays on my mind. One member of my team sends a TON of birthday cards each year. I hope to do the same. How do you organize your list?? When do you mail them?? Do you leave the envelope “naked”? See, these are pressing questions, right?? Do you make several at a time?? Are they all different?? Take a look, just changing the color, changes the look. However, the look changes with ribbon too. I know there are some that are made EXTRA special. In addition to all those questions…. would you like to make a “folder” that could…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Girls Night Birthday

    Ohhh, I so enjoy girl’s night!! And who does NOT need a Birthday card?? I know I sure do… getting geared up for #imbringingbirthdaysback. However, for this month BOTH of the cards would go either way. Both are for winter birthdays. All I am missing is the snow!! Yes, I did say that four letter word!! SNOW!! I sure hope you can see that shimmer paint! Helping the snow glisten. In addition to the trees on the front, the inside got a second generation stamp too. I bet you are wondering where those trees are from?? The Winter Woods ( 147661) stamp set is perfect for all your winter card…

  • Happy Birthday

    Perennial Essence for a Birthday.

    Have you started setting goals for the upcoming year?? I have been working on a few things… Sending birthday cards! To all of my friends and family. So if I do not have your birthday and address information. Focusing on getting information out to my customers in a more timely fashion. (i.e. class schedules, events and even sales) Ask me about events in January… The schedule is in print. Helping more folks find a hobby/craft! I KNEW that I was not crafty, BUT ohhh was I wrong! I would love to help you and Stampin’ Up! helps to make it even easier! And as ALWAYS get more organized!! Phew, this…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Littles with Come to Gather

    Lastly on the Come to Gather week long adventure… is my FAVORITE sheet of DSP. Yes, I do love me some gingham, and this one reminds me of one of my hubbies shirts. Crazy?? yes, but true. With 12 different patterns, this is the one I pick. This DSP pack is part of the paper share and the Come to Gather (150454) pack is in the 2019 Holiday catalog. That leaf is from Tags & Feathers Elements (150455), and has a second leaf, larger, plus that AWESOME “log” piece. How about a “backpack” for a cute note?? In addition, to the DSP this cutie uses the largest of the Stitched…