In-Colors

  • In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Thank You I appreciate You soo very much!!

    Thank You I appreciate You It feel it has been a little bit since I have said… Thank You I appreciate You soo very much! I have love that you join me each and everyday. This card is for you. The Texture Chic Suite with some Soft Succulent ribbon. The star for me is the Rose Gold foil outline for the flower and behind the ribbon. See what I mean about that foil?? I used that strip of foil to break up the two different DSP (patterned paper) pieces. Using the darker Evening Evergreen for the bottom. The Blushing Bride and foil for the top to brighten the card. Question…

  • In-Colors

    Dragonfly using Orchid Oasis Vellum and Basic Gray

    Dragonfly using Orchid Oasis Today is the last of the In-Color class ideas. Using the Dragonfly Garden and coordinating Dragonfly punch! However, this Dragonfly using Orchid Oasis and two different grays. Yes, I did mention Vellum in that title… Can you find it?? When I see and think of Dragonflies… I see clear wings. The ones here on the Homestead at least! Might I add that you will need to be SUPER patient for this one! I stamped the dragonfly in Basic Gray ink. It will take several minutes for that ink to dry. It is best to stamp those set aside and work on other things, like cutting! hahaha.…

  • In-Colors

    Campology with Parakeet Party fun fold idea.

    Campology with Parakeet Party Continuing on the with the 2022-2024 In-Colors. How about this Campology with Parakeet Party and Shaded Spruce?? And for a BIG win a fun fold too!! I went back to a monochromatic look for the one. I really went through all our GORGEOUS greens to see what would go best. The Shaded Spruce really gets that Parakeet Party to POP!! I think that the Basic White inside does not hurt either. What do you think?? Using the Shaded Spruce ink for the background trees and the Evergreen border punch. Have you used that yet?? If not it really is pretty easy. I think a double or…

  • In-Colors

    Tahitian Tide and Flowers of Friendship for Class

    Tahitian Tide and Flowers of Friendship Grab your Blending Brushes, Tahitian Tide and Flowers of Friendship stamp set. This card is not only about the new 2022-2024 In-Color Tahitian Tide but the coordinating colors. All these beautiful layers, Pacific Point, Highland Heather and Basic White. I do want to admit that the little tag is my favorite. Secondly, is the way the little Basic White flower strip shows off how awesome the blending brush color went. Why?? Well that stamped flower layer was white in the beginning you know!! With the Blending Brush I started off with the Tahitian Tide and ended with the Pacific Point. Reminder to start lighter…

  • In-Colors

    Sweet Sorbet and Nothings Better Than stamp set.

    Sweet Sorbet and Nothings Better Here is In-Color card class card two. Are you picking up on the theme yet?? With the Merry Merlot, Sweet Sorbet and Nothings Better Than stamp set. If you were thinking monochromatic then you were correct. Merry Merlot is a deep rich dark red. Using it as outlines on the coffee cup, chocolates and cocktail glass. I am really loving the color combo. I wonder if you noticed the “blue” and “red” theme going on between yesterday and today. Do you remember the Memorial I wonder if you noticed the “blue” and “red” theme going on between yesterday and today. Do you remember the Memorial…

  • In-Colors

    Starry Sky and Big Hooray from In-Color Class.

    Starry Sky and Big Hooray Combining Balmy Blue with Starry Sky and Big Hooray. This was free handed however, I did try the Stamparatus. I wish I could have made it work, but… Do you have Craft White ink?? You are going to need it for this card. You know that I am always sending you Big Big Big hugs. How awesome is it that I can actually “send” them. The Big Hooray stamp set has large sentiments. The sentiments can take up the WHOLE card front. Keeping it simple. I went through the 2022-2024 In-Colors to see what possible matches. The Balmy Blue added some brightness. With that being…

  • Fancy Fold,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Tea or Cherries Fun Fold with a YouTube video too!

    Tea or Cherries Fun Fold Did you catch this YouTube video?? I am loving both of these Tea or Cherries Fun Fold. How fun and happy are these. And I am going to tell you they are SUPER EASY!! I know you are saying no way, but seriously. I am going to ask you an important question… Which do you like better?? Because you know these are like my kids… I just can not pick. Want to see how to make this fun fold?? You can find the video here. I feel the need to point out that the Cup of Tea is a full suite with stamps, dies, DSP…

  • 3D Thursday,  In-Colors

    Darla Red White and Blue for 3D Thursday’s Tutorial

    Darla Red White and Blue I am telling you time is just going faster and faster. Today is Darla Red White and Blue for 3D Thursday. You are going to love these for summer BBQ’s and holidays. See what I mean?? Keep in mind if you have a graduation, all you need to do is change up the colors. Although these would be perfect for all your summer needs. Making several of these all at once. Check out Darla’s instructions to get all the lowdown over on the 3D Thursday facebook page. I need to tell you that I have not made these yet, but I am thinking that for…

  • Holiday cards,  In-Colors

    An In Color nod to the Holiday for Memorial Day.

    An In Color nod to the Holiday Blessings to you on this Memorial Day weekend. Today I have An In Color nod to the Holiday. Using Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet and Basic White. I think the colors look amazing together. However, not your typical traditional color. You knew that I would be doing something patriotic this weekend right?? In case you missed the live, you will be able to catch the replay over on YouTube on Thursday afternoon. Curious about those flowers and sentiment?? I was pretty pleased with the sentiment especially. Check out the Hydrangea Haven stamp set. The dies are from the coordinating die cut set. I thought…

  • In-Colors,  It Started with...

    Butterflies You Are Amazing Dollar Tree find with ribbon.

    Butterflies You Are Amazing Have you ever gone to a store and thought… ohhh I wish this said… Right?? I do that all the time!! So I started doing “It Started With…”. This is one of my MOST favorite things. I soo much enjoy making things that I love. And I want you to know that YOU can do it TOO!! So as you can tell the Butterflies You Are Amazing, has all of my mostest favorite things. Starting off of course wit butterflies. Yes, there are three stacked on each other. Note that those are all Orchid Oasis, DSP, cardstock and that amazing new Glimmer paper. The three little…

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    2022-2024 In-Color Club Basics and Add ons too.

    2022-2024 In-Color Club Basics and Add Finally, here is how to get the new In-Colors… 2022-2024 In-Color Club Basics and Add ons too. These five new colors… Tahitian Tide Sweet Sorbet Parakeet Party Orchid Oasis Starry Sky Here is how this years club is going to work. You will need to commit to five months worth. That way you will get ALL five of the colors. Doing it slightly different this year. Each month you will get a cardstock, ink, ink refill, ribbon and glimmer paper of one of the above colors. Example; July you will get all the Tahitian Tide cardstock, ink, ink refill, ribbon and glimmer paper. August…

  • Fancy Fold,  In-Colors

    Happy Mothers Day Mom, and all you beautiful ladies.

    Happy Mothers Day Mom I want to wish all the Mom’s a Happy Mothers Day Mom especially you!! I will miss you today… Know that I am thinking of you and send BIG HUGS!! This Box card fold is a fun one. It took a minute to figure out, but you are going to love the inside!! Now, There are a few retired items on this one… Sorry!! but this one is too good not to share. Trust me you will be able to use ANY DSP for the front. And that little ribbon piece would be not missed. Are you ready for the inside?? I know… I am not…

  • 3D Thursday,  Add a page title,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    My turn for 3D Thursday, Check out this Picnic Basket.

    My turn for 3D Thursday Ohh, you guys, I was happy I looked at the Schedule… can you believe it is my turn already?? My turn for 3D Thursday… Dang, if I say so myself you are going to love this… come on be honest… tell me!! How cute is this one, right… This cutie is made with the Sweet Sorbet, new In-Color. Notice that DSP too… That is in the new Annual catalog. It is called Perfectly Penciled. And let me just warn you … We will have coloring class in July. Be sure to watch for that class so you do not miss out!! Dontcha love how it…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Fancy Fold,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Fun Fold with New Horizon DSP and Bundle.

    Fun Fold with New Horizon Just wait until you see how this Fun Fold with New Horizon Suite works. Super simple and soo many possibilities to use it. This one works best, I think, with a DSP that does all the work. Well like this one… the water coloring on this DSP is amazing. It really is the star. And I want it to be. See just the simple stamping. All that was added here was the birds and sentiment. Isn’t it beautiful?? Wondering when I made this one?? Well this was part of the February Ding Dong Ditch. Can you believe it was that long ago?? I know I…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe using Brilliant Wings.

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe Earlier this month Joe and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. As always it is a Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe. Also in keeping with us, it is purple and green. My favorite color and his. Please note that I did use some pieces from the ‘Bits and Pieces’ container. Here is the other note, since I do not have to mail it, it does NOT have to fit inside and envelope. Did you see the live?? Yes, I did this for a live the day before out anniversary. I know it is tough to see, but I did a clear heat emboss of butterflies on…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Retiring

    All Squared Away Retiring Soon Bundle idea.

    All Squared Away Retiring Join me today, looking at the All Squared Away Retiring soon bundle. I paired this one with an embossing folder that is also perfect for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. Meadows Moments is a double folder set and also retiring (and 50% off too!!). Which is a win in my book. It really is so worth celebrating all of these layers. To get this look you will want to cut out the full square twice in two different colors. In this case it is Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent. I chose the Cajun Craze for the Clay pots that I have been planting in already.…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Last Sale-a-Bration inspiration Giftable, Catching Butterflies.

    Last Sale-a-Bration inspiration Giftable I need to share one more idea with you. Here is my Last Sale-a-Bration inspiration Giftable idea. I am using the Daffodil Afternoon DSP and the Catching Butterflies stamp set. Of course there are a few more items too. This was a live from a week ago. I needed a fun way to share some flower seeds with my neighbor. Here is what we came up with from that video. Starting with the Ombre Gift Bags for this idea. There are five different colors, humm, the 2021-2023 In-Colors to be exact. I used the Soft Succulent because I knew that the recipient would love it. Added…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Day One Treat ideas, not just for Valentine’s Day.

    Day One Treat ideas Here we are on Day One, Treat ideas. This one is all about the little pieces. It really is super easy and really could be ANY color you pick. I really am having loads of fun with the Hello Ladybug bundle. Going the more traditional color scheme for this treat package. Poppy Parade, Just Jade and a peek of Pumpkin Pie in the Flowering Fields DSP. Question… Have you colored the Gingham Ribbon yet?? You that you can right?? Well, trust me that is what I did on this one. Grabbed my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend (alcohol marker) and colored a length long enough for…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold, Birthday card

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold I am loving this Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold. This card idea was from the Culver Library Class. Those lovely ladies LOVE fun folds. I especially like doing easy fun folds! This one uses NOTHING extra. But ohh, doesn’t it look fancy!! This Stamp set Friendly Hello is FREE with a $100 purchase (there is DSP too!). I would say this could be a simple stamping card, but there are just too many die cuts on it. Starting off with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. That is where the scalloped rectangles come from. That little leave die is from the Forever Flourishing dies. Think greenery on that…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Library Pansy’s Happy Birthday card for January.

    Library Pansy’s Happy Birthday This month’s Library Pansy’s Happy Birthday card was a hit! I was not surprised. I typically try and do BRIGHT and cheery cards. I know I have talked about the hooohuumms before, but they are a REAL thing! Anyway, the Pansy Petal Suite has all you need to beat them. Happy flowers, bright colors and fun bee trinkets. Even that Bumblebee Gingham ribbon works. The sentiments also from the suite stamp set called Pansy Patch. This suite focuses on the 2021-2023 In-colors. Ohhh this reminds me, you may want to fill in your cardstock packs, ink refills or embellishments for the 2020-2022 In-colors. You know that…

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Uncategorized

    Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’, thank you gift!

    Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’ A gift to Christine’s ‘You are Amazing’ as a Thank You for her support. I knew that I was making this for her when I made it! If you missed the live it was December 30 over on facebook. It was kinda a surprise ‘It started with…’ class. Yes, I grabbed this little frame at Dollar tree. Yes, I took the guts out. Now to make it pretty! Using my new favorite suite called Heart and Home from the 2022 Jan-June Mini. The designer series paper, Heart & Home with all that wood grain. However the die cut word are from the Amazing Thanks also from…

  • Holiday cards,  In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Christmas in July cards, with a fun fold.

    Last two Christmas in July Here are the Last two Christmas in July cards from our Stamp-a-Stack. Looking for the first two?? Check this post here. Our first one is the fun fold of the Stack. A super easy fun fold at that. We also did this one for the Fun Fold class last month, here. With this idea it really makes the Snowman the focal point. Even with that simple DSP background. Wondering about that super cute snowman?? He is from the Snowman Season stamp set. Which in case you are looking it also has a Snowman Builder punch. It punches the snowman from the envelope. Anyway, just a…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness with Pansy Petals DSP

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness I love Pansies, Little Extra Happiness and so much more about this card. Let’s start with the Pansy Petals DSP (patterned paper – there is a suite too). Both of these patterns come from that pack. The Bumblebee pattern is a soft or subtle pattern. With the flower and leaf pattern being a bit bigger. AGAIN mixing my DSP’s to show off how easy and pretty they can be together. However, this layout works with any coordinating DSP’s. I used this layout for the Make ‘n Take card at the BOGO sale last month. This was the sample idea. The other two used the Beauty of…

  • In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin You are Amazing with Paper Pumpkin from June. I somehow missed these alternatives. However, knew that you would not mind if I shared them anyway. Here is what I was thinking. Using vellum I would pick an embossing folder and do a different background. So really this could be ANY background. Yes, I sure did go with all those beautiful 2021-2023 In-Colors. Here is my first question… Do you like with the Basic White layer or without?? I am going to be honest here, I like them both. The Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent only have the cardbase, vellum, sentiment and leaf piece. Which by…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry Scalloped Box.

    Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry I love making hand crafted gifts, especially like this Pierced Blooms and Sweet Strawberry box. If you have not gotten the Pierced Blooms dies, ohhh man!! Seriously these are amazing… The pierced look to them adds amazing texture. I love to layer them together. And no there are NO rules on which to layer together!! That is a thought… We should cut out a bunch and see all the different combos we could make. Anyway, in addition to the Pierced Blooms, I also added the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. Yes, the Just for you is kinda hiding, but it is stamped in Evening Evergreen. Ohh,…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color with a punch.

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color Using the Flowers of Friendship for these In-Color thank you cards. With the Inky Whisper Sisters our team swap I think last month was 2021-2023 In-Colors. Wanting to use all of them. Because we all have our favorites!! I was super excited when Korine (our team swap coordinator) brought over this bundle. The Flowers of Friendship is a stamp and punch bundle. You know that you save 10% when you get the bundle!! Ohhh the possibilities!! I don’t know about you, but for me I struggle to have a favorite out of these five. Right?? They are all so pretty and sooo easy to use with…

  • In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Kind People Simply Succulents, at Culver class.

    Kind People Simply Succulents I know that you are Kind People, Simply Succulents has the best sentiment!! The Simply Succulents stamp set has a die cut set also, Potted Succulents. That die set is where the diecut shape for the Kind People sentiment comes from. So many other wonderful dies in that set. Including and not limited to a full card front succulent “laser” looking image. SOOO COOL!! However this DSP (patterned paper) is from the new Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP pack. Yes, there was some strategic trimming included for this, so worth it. This was also a card that was created using the newest In-Colors. Both the Soft…

  • In-Colors,  Retiring

    Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste, thoughts??

    Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste Happy mail using the Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste DSP!! Yes, there is a bonus of Fresh Freesia too! I need to make a few more of these. I have to admit I have a ton of scrap pieces from this DSP (Designer Series Paper) pack. No they do not have to look all the same, right?? Keep in mind when you are mass producing cards that those scraps can add just enough of a change to make things EXCITING!! The “happy” stamp comes from the Pretty Perennial bundle which is retiring the end of this month. However, I am super excited to…

  • In-Colors

    Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms for a birthday.

    Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms Last color to review is Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms for a birthday card. Well you know that I also would add butterflies to flowers, right?? This one really is a lot of my favorites. Can you pick them out?? I will list them at the end. The little bit of gingham DSP is from the Pansy Patch Suite. That suite really does feature all of the in colors very nicely. I also want to be sure to mention that the Pierced Blooms is only a bundle until the end of this month. It will still be available next month however the bundle savings will…

  • Girls Night,  In-Colors,  Masculine Cards

    Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents AND..

    Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents Here is our look at Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents. Add in the Basic Borders dies for this birthday card. Keep in mind that the Simply Succulents is a bundle only through the end of the month. Oh, did I mention this is a Girl’s Night card too?? I bet you know someone that is extraordinary that has a birthday coming up!! Keeping the front simple with the large stamp and added layer for the sentiment. I do feel that this card could go without the linen thread. But yes, I love my “ribbons”. What would you do?? Also a hint of color for the…