• beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Pressed Petal for Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much fun playing with scraps on Coffee and Cards this morning! The Pressed Petal DSP has 24 sheets double sided (149500). All of the above pieces were scraps. Even the layering pieces. The only full pieces are the card bases. Do you ever look at a stack of scraps and wonder what to do?? Check out the live for ideas…. Did you get a few ideas?? I sure hope so! Now let’s take a closer look at each of the ideas. Starting with the card on the left… This was what started this whole idea. I had the strip of “script” paper and laying by it was the flower…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Shaker, Video and a Challenge

    This time, we have a Global Design Project Challenge that has to do with colors. Yes, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Real Red to be specific. Here is the back story….I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to use the To Every Season Bundle (153051) for the challenge? However, I did not like the idea of Blueberry Bushel for leaves, keeping with the current season. Hummm, but the Blueberry Bushel could be snow?? So that is how this card started… Ending in, I am Thankful each day AND each “season” for you! Have you ever created a shaker card?? I love putting different “stuff” in the shaker,…

  • In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class

    Apple Smiles with Harvest Hellos

    I was using up the last of the apples from my tree this afternoon and remembered that I forgot to share this SUPER simple but SUPER cute card. “You make me Smile!” sentiment is included in the Harvest Hellos Bundle (153037). Along with “Hey there, Pumpkin”, which would obviously need a Pumpkin instead, haha The Call Me Clover looks great with the Cherry Cobbler apple. No sponging or magic tricks with this one.. Right outta the punch. However, I cut the sentiment apart. Put I bet you figured that already. Can you picture the picnic?? The table cloth and all?? Right?!? Hugs, Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Rococo Rose Perennial Essence Flower for GDP Challenge

    With the rain and humid weather, I know I am not the only one that needs some prettiness! So, how about a “how to” for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. Cute sketch right?? Let’s see what we can do with it. I would like to teach you how I made the flower. And you know what?? It is so much easier if I just show you…. How about a YouTube video? Here are the supplies you will need: Floral Essence Stamp Set (149450 Suite 152166) Perennial Essence Punch (149522 bundle 151055) Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149442) Scalloped Linen Ribbon (149704) Stampin Pierce Mat (126199) Take…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    9/7 Coffee and Cards w/ a Challenge

    Today’s Coffee and Cards did double duty…. Continuing the fun with the Come to Gather Suite (153484) AND a challenge for the Global Design Project. I would call this an “alternative”. Although we are using the dies and stamps, the theme is more fall, but not today! Here is where the colors come from… YES, this week is a color challenge. The DSP for a leaf is taking the “alternative” one step further. I LOVE using DSP as leaves, even flower petals… fun patterns and the different looks that you get is soo pretty. After that you can use DSP anywhere! And for anything! Here is where you come in,…

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

    Gift Box-Come to Gather

    This cutie uses almost the whole suite from Come to Gather (153484). Can not find the sentiment, well it is” Season of THANKS” using just a Marvelous Marker (147154) Here is the measurements for the box and lid.. 5 x 6 piece of your choice of DSP and a coordinating piece that is 1 1/2 x 4. But here are your scores: 5″ at the top … 1 1/4 (Note: watch your patterns) 6″ at the top… 1 1/2 6 ” at the top… 2 3/4 6″ at the top… 4 1/4 6″ at the top… 5 1/2 I hope you are loving these fun videos lately!! I sure at…

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

    Gift Tag-Come to Gather

    Remember the Butterfly tags?? This is the same size 3 x 4 1/4. Using the Stamps, Dies and of course that DSP. The Burlap Ribbon was cut apart and use as the vines stems. I wanted to coordinate and also highlight the different colors used in this pumpkin pattern. I know, I know, Mint Macaron Pumpkins are very unusual. So are Soft Sea Foam ones, but why not?? I do want to draw your attention to the sentiment. This is one stamp, one verse that is easy to cut up into these three pieces. Also, notice that the double pumpkin set as been split up. I bet, you can not…

  • In-Colors

    Come to Gather Suite

    After working on the Fall Sampler, I decided to have some fun with the bits and pieces. As you can see, I had more then a little fun.. So you have your catalog on page 47, the Come to Gather Suite (153484). Using SIX different pieces of the DSP for this card. Remember, bits and pieces. The stamp set has a the splatters and the “Gather Together” sentiment. The dies have three different leaves. All different sizes. And take a closer look, see the texture.. they are also embossed. All with just one run of the die machine. Next, is the ribbon combination. Why not?? it is a set after…

  • In-Colors

    Love Note w/butterflies

    Do you leave love notes to your sweetie?? My poor hubby has been having a rough couple days at work. However, I do not want to let the cat outta the bag… these are all extra pieces from another project. Where to begin, the group of hearts is from the Be Mine Stitched dies (148527) the butterflies are from the Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) and lastly the from sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set (148580). I almost forgot, the Metallic Pearls (146282) on each butterfly. What do you do with extra pieces?? I mean Dies and Punches?? In other words… Trash or Treasure? Enjoy your weekend…..Have a Great…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  In-Colors

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Home Decor,  In-Colors

    Results from the County Fair

    As you know… I brought a few projects to the County Fair. To say the least I am super happy!! First is the sign, it was even posted on the local radio station site!! WOOOOHOOOOO! Wood, paper and metal…All my favorite things. The ‘grateful’ was cut by Simon’s Speed Shop, Thank you Shelli! All the letters, flowers and butterflies are paper. The original post is here. Next, the card…. I loved how this turned out. Took a couple days to figure it all out, but here is the original post. I do love a Fancy fold and to have butterflies also?? YEAH!! Finally, something that you have yet to see.…

  • In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pressed Petals… Thinking of You

    Do you like a quick card?? With a big heart? Use your Pressed Petal (149500) DSP… and a little piece will do ya. Add the Woven Heirlooms (149306) for your sentiment and a much needed sympathy card, says what you want to say. We all love making cards, except for this occasion. But you want the receiver to know that you care and that you are thinking of them. Prayers to you and your family in this rough time. HUGS! Check back tomorrow for the GDP challenge card…. It is at the fair. sooo excited! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    The last Butterfly…

    Have you been able to follow along?? Or have you missed Sunday’s Post or maybe yesterday’s post?? It has been a short tale of a die cut… Filled with 5 butterflies… The bottom three got to stay together…. (Sunday) The top two were separated… each going to different places… The top right… Yesterday’s The last little butterfly…. really was ready to show off!! She wanted to be sure that YOU had a beautiful day today!! To be sure that you knew, how loved you are!! Even with a few rough edges… You are beautiful! AND do not forget to shine! Do not hide your sparkle, while letting the wind blow…

  • In-Colors

    Pretty Peacock and Butterfly Beauty

    Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? If not, I am grateful to have you reading my blog, and having you as a friend!! This past, present and future set of Butterflies is so you know that you will always be part of my story! And I am forever grateful! Not a typical color selection for me… but that Reversible Ribbon (149496) was crying on my shelf. Pretty Peacock and the Old Olive vellum (149101) turned out so pretty on Coffee and Cards on Saturday and matched that poor ribbon. Pool Party is the layer and card base, Using a sponge and Pretty Peacock ink for the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Beauty Abounds for Coffee and Cards 7/6

    Super busy Coffee and Cards today, PHEW…. Had fun playing with this set, pretty much for the first time!! Beauty Abounds (148726) and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set (148536). If I were to be honest, I need those thanks cards… my purse was almost empty!! Vellum Butterflies on all five cards!! WooooHOOO!! A very happy heart for this girl! Wait?? You did not know that you could get vellum in colors, yet?? Sure, Perennial Essence (149101) in 12 x 12 too! There are three colors included, Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. Also, added white vellum (101856) only because I ran outta colors, haha. Using just a piece…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  In-Colors,  Technique

    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..…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Smile

    Want a fun gift bag tag? or even a place card? How about just a small token to remind someone to Smile? Do you hand out business cards? I do too, however, wouldn’t you want to keep this one?? Please share what you could use this for in your business, or personal life. Measurements The base is 3 x 4 1/4. Easy to decorate with dies or like above with the following punches. Daisy Lane Bundle (151118) Daisy Punch (143713) Four-Petal Punch (147041) Detailed Trio (146320) Everyday Label (144668) Add in your favorite ribbon, an embellishment and sentiment of your choice. I look forward to reading how you could use…

  • In-Colors,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Reminders…

    Three reminders today…. Paper Share….. link Ribbon Share…. link 2019-2021 In-Color club….. link Last day to take advantage of all three of these opportunities is Friday, June 14. Some changes have been made to the original posts… double check the lists. Have a question?? Please ask! You do not want to miss out!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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??…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    6/8 Coffee and Cards

    Phew, it was a busy Coffee and Cards this week. We fit in 3 full cards. I would say on the simple stamping side of things. And using scraps and pieces. Have you fallen in love with the Daisy Lane (bundle-151118 stamp-149325) stamp set yet?? Well, that was what we worked with this week. The font on the sentiments are easy to read and so very pretty!! The first card we made was this one with all the 3/4 inch strips. They were all left over sections that wanted a new life. Mixing them all together making this cute and simple “Smile” cards. Can you figure out how the sentiment…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors

    Friday, GDP Challenge

    It is Global Design Project Day…This week is CASE the designer. And Charlet made this beautiful card to use. The inspiration just spoke to me.. Here is her design. The 2019-2021 In-Colors is where it all started. The new DSP (149617) with the gingham is a must have if you have not seen it, PLEASE let me know… WOW!! So on trend and just simple and easy to add to any card, masculine or feminine. Almost time for me to order more. But you know me… that Purple Posy was a go to for sure! Shocking…. no butterflies, but just a sprig of that new Scalloped Linen ribbon (149706)… YES,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Sending Heartfelt Happy Thoughts For You

    Chances are you have done your quick look through of you new catalog, Right?? Are you on your second or even third look?? So, did you mark your place?? And how do you mark your must haves?? This catalog is good for a WHOLE YEAR, you can not just bend pages. Let’s grab a few of your favorite 2019-2021 In-color items and even a few of your favorite stamps. Want to know what was used on this one… Can we make a faster one?? Do you have paper clips?? YES!! Using just a jumbo paper clip and my reverse tweezers as an extra hand. Trim a desired length of Purple…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Ribbon Share 2019 Annual Catalog

    Here is a way to get some of the new ribbon so that you can have it to play with and see which is your favorites…. You can get one, two or all three bundles…. Bundle #1 New 2019-2021 In-Color 1/2 Scalloped linen ribbon Pretty Peacock Purple Posy Rococo Rose Seaside Spray Terracotta Tile Cost $11 Bundle #2 3/8 Scalloped Lace trim – Very Vanilla 5/8 Organdy Striped – Petal Pink 1/2 Gathered – Rococo Rose Cost $6.50 Bundle #3 Magnolia Lane Combo 1/4 Textile -Mint Macaron 3/8 Reversible – Old Olive/ Pretty Peacock Cost $9 Questions?? You can contact me… Email, text or call. Have fun shopping… Have a…

  • 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…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  old site,  Simple Stamping

    Swaps

    Swaps are a fun way to meet fellow demonstrators… This year the bright and cheerful gingham was the way to go!! Simple stamping was also a choice that was decided. Available in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Lemon LIme Twist and Highland Heather. From one 6×6 sheet you can get two full cards. including the little flags. Birthday Cheer (148604) for the sentiment… Could this be a Graduation card?? hummm?? More swaps tomorrow! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  old site

    Two for one??

    Coffee and cards March 23…. did you watch?? This week it was a two for one…. Basically the same, but with a different looks. would you agree?? Here are what you would need, Petal Palette (145788) stamp set, Butterfly Gala (148580) stamp set, Gingham Gala DSP (148554 due back in stock SOON), Ombre Ribbon-Lemon Lime Twist (144234) and Burlap Ribbon (141487) plus matching cardstock.  The little butterfly could be fussy cut (Butterfly Duet punch 148523 or bundle 150599 back in stock SOON). Using scrap pieces for the gingham and the Highland Heather for the “flags” Using the Lemon Lime Twist and Highland Heather together is a dream combo for me……

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Team swap…

    Third Thursday of each month is our Team meeting… where we swap, plan and learn stuff. This month the “challenge” was ribbon and embellishments. I know you are asking where those bubbles are from…. Beauty Abounds (148726)..the stamp set is still available, sadly the dies are not… (sniffle sniffle). Using the 2018-2020 In-Colors of Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick. Ribbon to match 1/8 inch grosgrain Blueberry Bushel (146950), Pineapple Punch (146953) and Lovely Lipstick ( 146952) How about the pearls in Lovely Lipstick?? Did you know that you can use the Stampin Blends to color them?? These are using the Dark Lovely Lipstick (147028 combo 147281). Wondering how…

  • In-Colors,  old site

    2017-2019 In-colors

    Here they are all 5. Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst. (top to bottom) Just wanting to say thank you to all that stop in and have helped me all through the years… we have had fun! Using only the dies from the Well Written Framelits (148534)…even the butterfly and bird are from the set. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!