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  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Rooted in Nature Birthday

    Back to a girls night card from earlier in the month. Paired The Rooted in Nature (146482) with the Itty Bitty Birthday (148618). Used the Nature’s Roots Die (146341) for the old tree. Tried a couple different colors for the tree leaves. Although no matter which colors they turn out different EVERY time! And I love it!! Pick your sentiment … DONE!! I dare you to try the Pear Pizzazz and the Pretty Peacock together!! Ohh, the combo is just royal! For instance, the leaves on the background, beautiful. Check back tomorrow, the Coffee and Cards were not quite done, but will be for tomorrow’s entry. Have a Great Day…

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards,  Technique

    8/17 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday, Dad!! I know I have said before that my Dad reads my blog.. Soooo, lets all wish him a Happy Birthday! His party was right after Coffee and Cards, a driving I went quick like a bunny to get there on time… close but not quite. On the live video there where several tips/tricks. I hope you will #replay to let me know that you were able to watch. The Garage Gears Dies (148521) and the Well Said Stamp set (148796) are how it all started. Along with, Merry Merlot, Smokey Slate,Whisper White Cardstock and Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Like the grungy look added to that twine… I…

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards

    Sail Away with Well Said

    I am sure this has never happened to anyone else, but me… haha. Did you plan to use something, but then things change. This card has a new life as a masculine birthday card. What do you think?? Curious, where all the parts come from?? The two DSP (Designer Series Papers) are from the Come Sail Away DSP (149481), meaning the lighthouse pattern and the stripe. Both of the sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set (148796). However, did you know that that stamp set has 51 different stamps?? ALL the sentiments you would need in one year! Holy Cow! Let’s talk about my favorite parts… Whisper White Solid…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Simple Stamping

    Coffee and Cards 6/15

    This week we played with the Whisper White narrow note cards (145583) & envelopes along with the Rooted in Nature (146482) coordinating dies Nature’s Roots (146341). Do you struggle with small cards for your gift bags?? or are you a gift wrapper?? haha. funny right?? I hardly ever wrap anymore. I love that the bags are recyclable!! First was our beginner card. Stamp, Ink and Paper. Note.. the two different tree images… Check out the video for the techniques. Ink Colors are Crumb Cake (147116), Granny Apple Green (147095) and Soft Suede (147115), Our stepped up card, we added the dies and Timeless Label (149516) punch to the mix. All…

  • 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…