• Holiday cards

    Land of the Free, because of the brave.

    Land of the Free I am grateful to from the Land of the Free, because of the very VERY BRAVE!! On this Holiday weekend we created this great pair of cards. Yes, it is my nod to my son and all military families in this great land that I call home. Interested in the color combo?? Merry Merlot, Night of Navy with the Basic Vanilla. Did you miss the live?? No worries, It is being added to YouTube so you can watch the replay HERE. I have to admit, this really came together pretty quick. Well, okay, all but the washi tape part. I do really appreciate those Foam Adhesive…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder, bonus fancy fold

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder I do love wreaths and this Happy Easter Wreath Builder is also a fancy fold. My Mom loves stand up cards. Yes, I know she is not the only one. Here is another Culver Library class card. Did you know that we make three?? Here is the first one I shared with you. Yesterday was the second. Anyway, the ladies got to use the Blending Brushes for the first time. And yes, they loved them!! Ohhh, yeah just to let you know they are going to be back in stock shortly, I will be sure to let you know!! Everything else in this card is all…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass.

    Easter Blessings with Rabbits I happy Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass to you. This little cutie was for the Culver Library Class. Great Spring Colors and the simplicity of it make me happy. Yes, pull out your Stamparatus for the best way to line the four little rabbits up. Kinda funny thing. I stamped the card and knew that I wanted to add the grass. Which dies set was that darn grass in?? Found it!! The die cut grass if from the Special Day dies, which has the cutest coordinating stamp set Special Someone (retiring). Anyway, keeping with the spring theme it had to be a BRIGHT Granny…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb and pink

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb I am ready for some Springtime Joy with a Lamb wearing flowers. How about you?? I bet it does not feel like spring today, but … This little cutie is here to say hello and think Spring. I created this card for the Culver Library class last month. We try and be a holiday ahead. I think she needs some eyelashes?? hummm?? Maybe even a little bit of coloring on her little feet. The “crown” coloring was done with Watercolor Pencils. Reminder, do not forget to use your Blending Pen to get a softer more blended look. However, you could easily do it with the…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Mystery Card Night,  Retiring

    Week since St Patrick’s Day, dang

    Week since St Patrick’s Day. Can you believe that it has been a Week since St Patrick’s Day?? Holy cow… I sure did have fun. Have you enjoyed all the projects. I am going to share two today… The others well, head over to Instagram that is were you can find them. Anyway, This was a fun stumble. seriously. The Curvy Dies for the “rainbow”. I love it!! Can you believe it?? that “pot of gold” is the jar punch?? Yup, add in the Detailed Trio Punch to round the bottom … sooo cute. Ohhh that can be a cauldron for Halloween too. Remind me of that will you, haha…

  • 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,  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…

  • Holiday cards

    Wishing you Merry Christmas from me and my family!!

    Wishing you Merry Christmas From Myself, Joe and all the critters we are Wishing you Merry Christmas. I hope that you can be with at least some of the ones you love and hug them tight. Here is to a holiday that NO ONE will forget and that next year will only be better! Merry Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Did Santa mean to bring you a subscription?? Link here. You still have time. Check the post here for all the info.

  • 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,  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…

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

    Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch for Christmas.

    Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch These cute Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch card ideas are going to make you fall in love with your scraps!! Yes, I said scraps. You know those 1/2 inch pieces. that I ALWAYS, toss in the garbage. I hear you cheering. Not that I don’t love those pieces, but …. YOU can not save everything!! Anyway, back to these ornaments. First, the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack is HALF price!! HOLY COW!! There is also a bundle. Which includes stamp set, punch set and DSP pack you can check out here. Different DSP pack than what I used for either of the cards listed here. To make each…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    DSP Curvy Merry Christmas for the library.

    DSP Curvy Merry Christmas Did you see all these DSP Curvy Merry Christmas papers?? The colors include Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce. There are 8 different patterns. You see only two here. Now this Classic Christmas DSP is not in any catalog. This is an online only item. Although, this is true of the Curvy Christmas stamp set also. However, I also used these two items for these cards here. I am not sure about you, but I do love the traditional colors of this card. A deeper hew I know. Ohh, I know that Sahara Sand is different. I think that is why I like it. How…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Card Gift Wrapped alternative colors.

    Card Gift Wrapped Alternative colors. A Card Gift Wrapped alternative in different colors. Yes, even “tied” with a bow. The Gift Wrapped bundle includes stamp set and punch bundle. This fun Magenta Madness and Just Jade card was for the library last month. Okay, it is in no way, shape or form a traditional one. However, why not have a fun card or two. The ladies loved it. Completely different. I hear you groan about bows, so here is way to put a bow on ANYTHING without having to tie it. And yes, this can be added to any card. The ruffle look is just one of the stamps that…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Best way Spread Christmas Cheer, Singing loudly.

    Best way Spread Christmas Cheer. Did you know the Best way Spread Christmas Cheer was to sing loud for all the hear?? haha. No peaking, what movie is that from?? Comment below for a change to win a prize from my prize stash. No using google or another thing, just your brain!! Anyway, this quick card using Plaid Tidings DSP and you could get 4 cards out of one sheet. This DSP pack is a 6 x 6 pack. The Christmas Means More stamp set has a few fun sentiments. This was was a fun card that we did at the library last month. When picking all the colors to…

  • 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…

  • Craft Room,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Gratitude and 2020 Stamp-a-Stack card

    Gratitude and 2020 Stamp-a-Stack A Day of Gratitude AND 2020 Stamp-a-Stack sneak peak for you. I have had a crazy week!! How about you?? Today’s Gratitude is for the amazingly talented women that help me to create this bundle. Creating projects each and every month. We pull our resources. Along with helping you get ideas and share the ideas of others. There truly is something for everyone. I offer this FREE to my customers with every $40 purchase. Have you gotten your bundle?? Would you like to get one?? Here is the shop link to make a purchase. However, are you one that needs help figure out what you need?…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia I do love this So Saffron Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia. How about you?? The Poinsettia Place Suite has several amazing pieces. I have to say that I really want to NEED to play with the Plush Poinsettia paper. That paper is flocked and white. Soo pretty!! ANYWAY, back to the card. Taking my colors for this was another story, kinda. The Early Espresso is on the color list. However the So Saffron is not. How did I get to using it?? Well, it is just a lighter version on Bumblebee. Which is on the list. The background color of this sheet really looked like a perfect…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Holiday cards

    Seventh days Haunting Halloween or not??

    Seventh days of Haunting On this Seventh Days of Haunting Halloween is all about the candy corn!! I know I know, but this is what Joe wanted to see. It was his birthday after all. And yes I did ask him. He even came back to see how it turned out. Keep in mind that this could be a fall card too. Well mostly… Keeping this one clean and simple was my original idea. Glad that I cut for a second. I like this one, but you guys know me. Have you looked into that Rainbow Glitter paper?? Dang, if that didn’t have the perfect colors in it. I even…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Fifth Seven days of Haunting Halloween – Fun Folds

    Fifth Seven days of Haunting. Ohhh, I am so ready for Halloween … great card ideas AND fun treats a plenty!! This Fifth – Seven days of Haunting Halloween post has both! Two of these projects are from different Coffee and Cards videos and the third is from Mystery Card Night. Card one from the 10/17 Coffee and Cards episode. I loved the inspiration card and needed to do another. Halloween is fun with bats and spiders. Not scary spiders but cute ones!! RIGHT!!! This fun fold… fits in a regular envie!! Bonus!! The “pop up” style card is fun and pretty easy to make with a few scores. Adding…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Halloween ideas.

    Fourth Seven days of Haunting Ohhh we are on the Fourth, Seven days of Haunting?? This little cutie was a Coffee and Cards, card. You can check it out over on facebook only. This Happy pumpkin is from the Everything Essential bundle. Yes, this is a stamp set and punch bundle. I love to be able to save 10%. During the Coffee and Cards video This really started out as a different idea. I was going to use the punch to line the card with tags and then our little cutie. Ohh, but that was a disaster!! YIKES!!! Although we were able to use several pieces, some just got tossed.…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Second Seven days Haunting Halloween

    Second – Seven days of Haunting For our Second – Seven days of Haunting we have a card. This was part of the August Ding Dong Ditch. Check out the October Ding Dong Ditch for some fun Fall options. Did you miss yesterday’s card, click here. This card is ALL about the Magic in this Night DSP. I even stamped the sentiment on DSP. Grab you Craft Whisper White ink! All of your spooky stamping happens with this fun ink. I promise, haha. Even the bats that were stamped on the inside of this card were stamped in the Whisper White. Just a little reminder however, this ink does take…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Team Meeting

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn for Inky Whisper Sisters.

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn Yesterday, I spoke about what we do at team meetings. Here is my team swaps Gilded Autumn, from September. I made 10 for everyone that participated. I really enjoy seeing what everyone creates. Have you every participated in a card swap?? It is kinda like Christmas seeing what others did with either the same products or just different things. sooo fun!! The theme last month was Fall. Heat embossing the sentiment in gold. Then die cut with the HUGE maple leaf from a returning favorite, Gathered Together Bundle. Just a tip for you, Calypso Coral is not listed on the color list. However it sure brings…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter How are you doing?? I know for me the day today was a struggle. Not being able to see family, or even spend time with my hubby was just weird. Usually I travel out to Illinois and have a fun, but CRAZY dinner with the whole family. Not today. Poor Joe who is still considered an essential worker, is working. How did you spend your holiday?? You would think that I was in the craft room today, actually I was not. I spent the day chilling out, watching TV and did a little baking. The kitties kept me toasty and on schedule. They can tell time you know!…