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

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack 20 cards with extras.

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Here is what you have been waiting for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. In today’s post you will find out ALL that you get, need to know and when. I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering a choice. Yes, you know that I like to give choices. However, lets talk about the basics. The in person event is at the Flutter by Studio on Saturday November 20, starting at 1 pm central time. The online event will be Wednesday November 24 at 6:30 pm (facebook live). I will supply all the parts and pieces for 20 cards. Yes, there will be PDF ($10 if you just want to get the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Cute Halloween Treat idea using an old 3D Thursday.

    Cute Halloween Treat idea Ohh Sooo, Cute Halloween Treat idea from a 3D Thursday tutorial. In case you missed this one here is the link for the tutorial. I have done up a few of these now. I want to tell you it really is super easy. And it really can be for ANYTHING!! The inside is a lot larger then you would think. With that being said however, it is not big enough for a gift card. It does however hold A LOT of candy, lip balm fits, Tic Tac’s and Stampin’ Spots too. Now, tell me what you think about using Flirty Flamingo for Halloween?? I was not…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration, two inspiration ideas.

    Last day for Sale-a-Bration Ohhh, my goodness, Last day for Sale-a-Bration and the Summer Shadows dies. Both of the card ideas in this post are from August’s Mystery Card Night. I would love for you to join us on Friday October 8th for the next one. I have a facebook group called Mystery Card Night and Games (<<== link). Anyway, the stamped flowers are from Shaded Summer, remember it was a Ding Dong Ditch featured stamp set. The Flower and vellum leaves that are the center piece of this card are from the Sale-a-Bration dies. They are FREE with a $100. Yes, you heard right. FREE one of my favorite…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    July 2021 DDD part two – the last two cards.

    July 2021 DDD part two I hope you are enjoying the July 2021 DDD part two. Today’s two cards are using all the parts from the Ephemera kit. Wondering what that is?? Well, basically it is all the foil and embellishments in one pack. Not only does it make it easy but it is affordable too. The Expressions in Ink Suite includes the Ephemera kit. However if you want to purchase separately it is only $7. Inside you will find 5 sheets of foil pretties and a sheet of sequins with glue dots already. Using that kit to highlight the Happy Birthday sentiment. Using one outline section and what would…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    July 2021 Ding Dong Ditch, first look at the cards.

    July 2021 Ding Dong Ditch Today let’s look at the first two July 2021 Ding Dong Ditch card ideas. If you are wanting information on the current class to go – Ding Dong Ditch check here. The above is where we start. Keeping things a little simple and you know we are going to build your confidence by the time we get to the fourth one. Ohh, but wait there is a fifth one too!! Remember I said simple, right. I like this one because you can get four cards from the one 6 x 6 piece of DSP. I also like this one because you can very easily make…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    First two Christmas in July cards. You will love it!

    First two Christmas in July Here are the First two Christmas in July cards. A reminder first, the Sheer Ribbon (returning favorite), Red Rhinestones and Tidings of Christmas DSP was all included. Let’s starting with the Sending Hugs stamp set. This really was my very first idea when I saw this stamp set. The hard part was how was I going to create that peek-a-boo part? hummm. You are going to want to add the Layering Diorama dies to your list. I know, I know, everyone is using them for ponds, water and things like that. Well, how about this?? Ohh, yes you do see the Wink of Stella on…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    First up Fresh Freesia, 2021-2023 In-color

    First up Fresh Freesia Okay, First up Fresh Freesia. And I do think this one is a favorite. However, I really do love them all. I promise really, This one kinda surprised me though. Why?? Because this one lends more to the pink then purple, I think. What do you think?? So pairing this color up with the Blackberry Bliss just brought me much MUCH joy. I love the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon. I am sure, haha, you are shocked that this has a butterfly. But another love for me is Gingham. This Black and White gingham is from the host set in the 2021 Annual catalog did you miss…

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

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile using the pansies.

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile. Can it get much better then Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile?? I do not think so. Say hello to Judy. She is my neighbor and my dear friend. How much fun that we have birthdays only a few days apart!! She has tough be lots about “farm” life. But mostly about Chickens, Gardening and Canning. She and her hubby have “adopted” Joe and I as extended kids. We always give each other flowers for our birthdays. This was fun for me too. My mom helped me pick out this wonderful hanging basket when she visited just before my birthday. For this one, no…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects.

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash Here are the Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects. No worries if you missed some there is a link at the bottom to find all of them!! In my second attempt to help Paula love this Enjoy the Moments stamp set, I created this. Needless to say I still have not won her over. I do promise to keep trying!! Anyway, yes there are butterflies. And here is where things really got fun. Ohhh Erica started it and then I ran with it. I mentioned the brick DSP patterned paper. Every time I I said brick she said house. So I grabbed my iPad and…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    All Information in one place, for the new Annual Catalog.

    All Information in one place Here is the need to know … All information in one place. Reminder that the text with different colors is a link. It might be a link to the original post, product or a group. Let’s start with the regular Paper Share and add on. The list of papers and the breakdown of how it all works is in this post. The basics are you get 10 DSP packs for $36. However, you can add on the returning In Good Taste for an extra $6. Keep in mind that this will give you 168 – 6 x 6 pieces of different patterned paper. WoooHOOOO!! Secondly,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Farewell Part One… Fruit, Snow and Guys

    Saying Farewell Part One We are getting down to it, Saying Farewell, Part One. Here is the first of three. These five cars are form two different classes. One was Girls Night and the second was Coffee and Cards. The fun stamp set called Cute Fruit. Please can you remind me why we have not played with it again?? So many things, sooo Little time!! This stamp set is calling for summer!! Maybe even some fun spring break punch?? As you can see with the above photo – layers, simple stamping and even some fun, Shimmery Crystal Effects make this set happy. Here is our second review for tonight. This…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate.

    I love Sharing Treats!! I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate with … BUTTERFLIES!! These little cuties are from girls night. A goal I had last year to give cute little treats at each and every in person event. I have been doing it every since. I know I love the fun ideas. Bet you guessed that everyone loves eating them too. Some take them home for treats later. haha. But most only leave with the cute little decoration that was once on, around or packaged the yumminess!! I need to purchase stock in Hershey’s, Ghirardelli and Mars. Humm, that might be a great idea dad!! Sneak Peek These also happen…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    It Started with $1 Happy April Strong and Beautiful

    It Started with $1 I know, it has been too long since we have done… It Started with $1. Here we are April 1st and I know I have at least three lined up!! WoooHOOO!! So for this one, it all stared with a trip to Dollar Tree. I found this cute chalk board. I knew I could use it. But the wood was super light. and the back was plain… hummm I got Mom to help!! We have a family friend that was the victim of a shooting. So knowing that Mom might like to help be create this gift. I went out to Illinois to see what she…

  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Prizes,  Stamp Camp/class

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is ALL the information on April’s Butterfly Birthday Bash. Ohh where do I start?? Well, first this is an in person (limited) AND online event. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24, starting in person 9 am (central), the first live at 10:30am (central) with the second at about 2pm (central). Need more information? Okay, I am going to be honest with you. This is my way of celebrating my upcoming birthday. The best way I know how. CRAFTING of course! And using all of my favorite things. Butterflies, purple and projects too! No not everything is going to be purple, BUT we will be…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Pages, Journals and Books

    Strong and Beautiful Journal Cover

    Strong and Beautiful Journal For today I want to create a Strong and Beautiful Journal cover. Do you journal?? I had a friend ask me to come and help create some ideas to help her customers with personalizing their planners, journals and lists. Here is my favorite! You know that Butterflies would be a must. And of course there would be purple. Why?? Because it is for me.. I actually have a journal, did not use it until I added a few things to it. Why?? because it was a BLANK piece of white paper. Where do you start?? It actually was a little intimidating to me. Yeah, right… I…

  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Paper Pumpkin

    First look February Paper Pumpkin, soo pretty

    First look February Paper Pumpkin Today is our first look at February Paper Pumpkin. The above are all three cards as the directed. There are three different designs and three of each design. Ohh but you know that I can not follow the directions for ALL of them. NOPE, not going to happen. Let’s talk about a few of the elements on this kit. Some dang pretty ones I would say. The vellum with gold leaves and the Gold foil too?? Just soooo pretty. I have shared a few alternatives in my facebook group already. I would love to have you join us over there… Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper club.…

  • Girls Night,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    February’s First Girl’s Night card, love that DSP!

    February’s First Girl’s Night card I had fun at February’s First Girl’s Night. I do an online version, grab yours for this month!! A little information… You will make two of two different designs (4 cards total). Last month you would have gotten two of these, and then Tuesday you will see the second design. You get all the punched out pieces, die cuts, enough twine and cardstock pieces to make two. You need to add your stamps, ink and adhesive. Sadly, however, the Berry Delightful DSP (designer series paper) was only for Sale-a-Bration which ended on Sunday night (2/28). I sure hope that you did not wait. Insides!! Erica…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Clock is Ticking down and One more idea.

    Clock is Ticking Down To say the Clock is Ticking down is an understatement. Sunday is the final day to take advantage of what Sale-a-Bration has to offer… whether it is the FREE products with purchase or the Bonus items with your joining of my team. It really is the… LAST DAY!! The clock above is truly ticking down… All orders and joining needs to be done my 11:50 pm on Sunday. With that clock ticking, You can still create beautiful works of art. Just as we did Wednesday night for card class. I sure had fun because we played this or that. I pulled a few choices and everyone…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Oh So Ombre Birthday using Sale-a-Bration paper.

    I added this Oh So Ombre Birthday card video just this evening. I needed to be sure that I shared it before Sale-a-Bration is over… in just two days. YIKES!! Were has the last two months gone?? Seriously!! Anyway, How about the little step up of each of these three cards?? Oh So Ombre Birthday I wanted to share all the possibilities for this Oh So Ombre DSP. Which of the colors would you have used? There are only four, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay. Three of the four used for this samples here. First starting with the Granny Apple Green. The ink I used…

  • Love it, Chop it

    Hooray for Flower Field using Quite Curvy.

    Hooray for Flower Field The Flirty Flamingo Hooray for Flower Field just makes me happy. This car was from several months ago. How did I forget this one?? I have no clue. Anyway, I challenged myself to use some of the papers that maybe you would not use. Are you wondering?? Where that sentiment is from?? Believe it or not, Quite Curvy stamp set (get bundle). Have you tried to straighten out those curvy stamps out?? You have to be patient, but it can be done. Let me know how it worked. Are you brave enough?? This card has four different patterns. Would you try it?? I do love mixing…

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

    SAB Flower and Strawberries with Thanks.

    SAB Flower and Strawberries Sharing an easy way to get SAB Flower and Strawberries. Yes, all the supplies you need for this cheerful and bright Thank you card. Here is the list…. Bright family cardstock pack 1 ink (I choose Soft Suede) Sweet Strawberry bundle Dimensionals Flower & Field DSP FREE from Sale-a-Bration The product total comes to $52.75. Pretty darn close to your $50 minimum. Want to see another color variation?? I did add colors to the strawberry on the envelope. Same basic color scheme. Just a different cardbase. However, I really was trying to get the most out of this DSP. If you cut a full layer 4…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Stamping in Embossing Paste using Dragonfly Garden

    Stamping in Embossing Paste I love trying different things like Stamping in Embossing Paste. Sometimes you just have to be brave and try stuff. This however is not new. I have a YouTube video on this back in 2018. For that video I used a now retired woodgrain stamp, check it out here. For these cards that tall image was calling to be colored. That was not all, it needed some texture. You will not only need your Dragonfly Garden stamp set (bundle saves 10%), Dandy Garden ribbon and Dandy Garden DSP, but embossing paste too. You could also get the whole Dandy Garden Suite. However, I love the coloring…

  • 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…

  • Craft Room,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share,  sneak peek

    Paper Share Prep Day with Paula.

    Paper Share Prep Day What was your Guess?? Today was Paper Share Prep Day and I had my favorite cutting partner Paula!! Paula is the one that wanted Paper Share the first time. So yup, she had to help!! She has been helping me ever since! I am not sure how many years, but it has been at least 4 years. Anyway, that is what was in this HUGE box. All the papers from the Jan-June Mini and a few free ones for those that participated. WoooHOOO, yes, I sure do like adding in those extras!! Wondering how many and how it worked? Check this post from last month. So…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Forever Greenery class cards

    Last two Forever Greenery Today we are on the Last two Forever Greenery class cards. The first we mix ribbon and even color it with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Now do you see why I love that ribbon. Recognize the card layout?? We have done it before. It really is soo easy, all the pieces are 1 1/2 inches wide and then the length depends on the piece. You sure can get a lot of cards out of this layout and even 6 x 6 DSP. To achieve that color, you will want to grab your Silicone Craft Sheet and your favorite Stampin’ Blend color. I like the Silicone…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Month’s Forever Greenery class cards

    Last Month’s Forever Greenery Last month’s Forever Greenery class cards, start simple and build from there. For the first of four cards. Keeping the first card to just the Forever Greenery DSP. The gold thread or cord is from the combo pack of ribbon. For me however it is the sentiment that I just love. This suite of products is available with just one order number here. The suite includes Stamp set, dies, embossing folders, DSP, laser cut gold foil, gold metal rings and ribbon. However for the class it was DSP ribbon and Bundle. A quick peek a the inside of the card. I bet you are wondering the…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class,  YouTube video

    January Ding Dong Ditch All the information

    January Ding Dong Ditch Today I will be sharing ALL the information about the January Ding Dong Ditch. There are cards, bundles and extras. Why?? Well, for a chance at FREE Sale-a-Bration items!! Give it a try option $17.00 The “basic” option for this month includes the 1/4 True Love DSP pack and Black Glittered Organdy ribbon. Plus you will get 10 pieces of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. Plus 4 great ideas included. The PDF instructions walk you step by step oh how I created those cards. Keep in mind you will need to use your own adhesive, ink and stamps to complete. Bundle add on $57.00 Add…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    Third look Dandy Garden Suite and a YouTube video.

    Third look Dandy Garden Here is your third look at the Dandy Garden (Mega) Suite. The DSP is perfect to pair up with the curvy dies. Simple sentiment and a little rabbit ear bow. Put my favorite is the ladybug trinkets!! I sure hope that you plan on grabbing this fun set. Dare I even say that I have not really even begun to play with the die cuts yet… I am excited! You know that I love sharing tips and tricks. Check out this one that was added last week to my YouTube channel. Have you subscribed yet?? Do not forget the click on the bell because there are…