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  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Plaid Hey There Pumpkin with Harvest Hello.

    Plaid Hey There Pumpkin The Apple Builder punch is needed for Plaid Hey there Pumpkin card. Well, that and the Harvest Hello stamp set. I know I have talked and talked about the Plaid Tidings DSP and YES!! that is where the paper is from too. I can not wait to share a few Christmas ideas too. But let’s not jump the gun!! I have a friend that needs a “hey there” card?? This one could be the ticket!! Happy, bright and fun. I can also tell you that this one is super quick to make. Easy to make several at one time. Four from one piece of DSP. The…

  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sixth Seven days Haunting Halloween

    Sixth – Seven days Haunting For the Sixth – Seven Days Haunting Halloween with be Class cards. Some more quick ideas but cute on their own. Pumpkins and Brooms?? They are both pretty fun on either own, but be sure to see the “Wink”. The Library Class ladies loved this peek a boo card. Emboss that layer first .. The trick to this card is a tack of tape runner so that you can punch the “essential tag”. Yes, I did them both at once. Do not adhere yet, move the top layer away; stamp your Everything Essential – pumpkin through the tag cut out. This will insure that you…

  • 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…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it

    Third Seven days Haunting Halloween & Blog Hop Fun

    Third Seven Days Haunting For the Third – Seven days of Haunting Halloween its a Home Decor item. Joe is still tearing up my kitchen and about to move into my crafty room. YIKES!! So I am actually sad that I do not have my fall decorations up. I have pumpkins for days that could pretty much be ALLLLL over the house. ANYWAY, welcome if you have never been here before. Why do I mention this?? This post is a Blog Hop too!! WOOOOHOOOO! Now, let’s take a closer look at this fun little project. This came about from a scrap piece of lumber (kitchen remodel). Like any construction areas…

  • 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…

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

    First Seven days of Haunting Halloween.

    First – Seven days of Haunting Welcome to the First – Seven days of Haunting. Today we are taking a peak at the Halloween version of the 3D Thursday Project. This is where I fell in love with that fun spidery web ribbon!! Do you see that Glitter Spider sitting in it?? love it!! I did not share with you that my mom helped me to create this one. Was out at Mom’s and just did not know what to do. I knew that I needed this to be a project that would be universal. Meaning Treats or something else. Mom and I were playing. Yes, I do love a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Jar of little Hellos, Coffee and Cards.

    Jar of little Hello’s Does this layout look familiar?? Check out this post. Okay, not exactly, but similar. We created this during an episode of Coffee and Cards. This jar of little hellos includes the jar punch the coordinating stamp, Jar of Flowers. Add in a couple circle punches some ribbon. Playful Pattern DSP has the watercolor look. However, which sentiment? When you have the Itty Bitty Greetings it could be, a little hello, many thanks, hey friend or even I miss you. Yes, it really does have ALL of those! Here is another fun thought… this design could be ANY color. Which would you choose? Hugs and Have a…

  • 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…

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

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer.

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer To say that I am excited about being a Guest Designer for 3D Thursday does not touch how I feel!! Thank you to Debbie Henderson and her fun design team for this opportunity!! I sure hope everyone enjoys this fun 3D project idea!! Are you a gift card giver?? How about a treat giver?? This fun “book” is perfect for both!! Question… Do you recognize that DSP?? No?? Well, Magic in this Night. What?? That is NOT Christmas paper! However why not use the Black and White sides for ANY holiday you would like!! I do love extending the life of my papers!! Think outside…

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

    Layers of Tasteful Touches labels.

    Layers of Tasteful Touches. In need of a masculine card?? Do you like woodgrain?? The In Good Taste Suite has all you need! Including little wood elements. No, I did not use them on this card. This one is another Culver Library Class card. Layers of Tasteful Touches dies was what I needed to add interest with what started out as a little stamping. A closer view of the front shares what started as just one stamped fern. Yes, it turned into a whole bunch… ohhh well. The ladies were very patient, thankfully!! Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede inks were what we used. Three different DSP pieces and four of…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Plaid Tidings Two Ways, a little or a lot.

    Plaid Tidings Two Ways. Are you a plaid lover?? You know I sure am!! These cards give you options. Yes, Plaid Tidings two ways, a little or a lot? There are also ways that you can tone down some of that plaid. I added in the one of the middle labels to show how. A second idea is to take a smaller section of it, or you can just add the leaves in the plaid for a very small add. I am going to share with you… that I am on my second pack of this Plaid Tidings DSP. Yes, I sure did purchase the Plaid Tidings Suite. Did you…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    Gilded Autumn from Mystery Card Night

    Gilded Autumn Mystery Cards Ohh, you are going to want to join us on October 9. We had soo much fun and I can promise this one is going to be even better!! Now that I have done one. You have done one! We know how much fun it all can be!! Kinda know what to expect and to just BREATHE! hahaha. For the maiden voyage, I chose Gilded Autumn for my Mystery Card. There were SOOO many other ideas! You will want to join in the fun over on Facebook because that is where the fun takes place!! Find the Whispers In Ink page, like it first and check…

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

    Using the DSP, Artistry Bloom for a Gift set.

    Artistry Blooms DSP for a Gift. Do you like making cards and wonder how to give them as gifts?? I love making groups like this and even the cute little folder too! The Artistry Blooms DSP for a Gift set is so darn cheerful that who would not smile once then received it! You would smile, Right?!? Using a one sheet wonder measurements from last year.. here. It really is that easy! I had these four cards and the folder done in about 30 minutes. That link with even give you a photo that you can print out. Yes, I do make it that EASY!! These four used only the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Ornate Garden Flowers two ways.

    Ornate Garden Flowers… Did you catch the Coffee and Cards when we made these?? The Ornate Garden Flowers was a great way to show the two different looks that you can get depending which side of the paper you use. Pull in the Lovely You Bundle and a few different flowers and BEAUTIFUL. Would you agree?? How about a closer look?? For the more whimsical look the cute flower side and some small bloom punch outs. Can you see the new Butterfly Gem embellishments?? (clapping) Ohhh they sure are super cute. The colors are the 2019-2021 In-Colors. I think I just love them!! Here is fun idea too… Pull out…

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

    2020 Annual Paper Share… sorry will be busy all day!

    It is almost all here… The 2020 Annual Paper Share is in the Studio. So like a little busy bee, Paula and I are working our fingers to the bone to get it all … together for YOU!! You know that it will be packaged and labeled. You also know that it will be in a organized, but did you know that it will be in a box too?? I have created and completed a cute box. Stay tuned to see that… soon!! Some how you missed out on this opportunity? If you know a couple friends that would like get in with you…. I will do the cutting and…

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

    Demonstrator Training

    I was honored by our Regional Manager last week. Thank you Shannon! Did you know that Stampin’ Up! does training?? You bet!! I was honored last week when I got a call from Shannon West. She is the Great Lakes Regional Manager for Stampin’ Up!. She contacted me because she was hoping that I would help her with some training. You know that I said, yes!! What was the training?? Stampin’ Blends … Yes, I know easy, right?? Now, to figure out what to do. I did play with a few different things, backgrounds, flowers, vellum and DSP. While speaking with Shannon again.. she fell in love with the DSP!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    4/18 Coffee and Cards

    One Sheet Wonder… I missed you this morning, we had soo much fun! More information about my big birthday online party!! (Eeeekkk!!) How lucky am I to be getting all these FABULOUS birthday cards!! ANYWAY!! I did hold out two cards for tomorrow! However, I know you need reminding of what we did. Did you notice the Blueberry Bushel “theme” throughout?! You guessed it, that is one of the sooon to be retiring in-colors. Is it your favorite?? Please, DO NOT wait! Now let’s talk measurements… with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper (DSP). Remember to pay attention to your pattern. First cut – 1 inch move…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    4/14 Tuesday Editions of Coffee and Cards

    They almost did not all fit! Dang you guys had me working for it today, hahaha!! I know, I did it to myself, right?? That Pressed Petal DSP made quick work of it though didn’t it? All these beauties with one piece of 12 x 12. These were the ones that we made during the video, mixed up the colors a bit too. No waste either. Lots of scraps used too! Keeping several of the cards a little simpler, but that DSP does so much why would you add too much?? Yeah, you know that I did…. Ribbon!!! I do love me some ribbon… although this was mostly twine. Twine…

  • 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…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    2/22 Coffee and Cards

    Pleased as Punch, Again?? I am sorry, but having TOO much fun with this DSP (designer series paper). And besides I have more ideas!! Did you miss the live this morning? Using only the items listed here.. Pleased as Punch DSP 153558 Under My Umbrella bundle 153786 1/2 inch circle punch 119867 Crumb Cake cardstock 120853 Subtles Cardstock 146978 Subtles DSP 149615 Braided Linen thread 147808 Glimmer Paper Rose 146959 Glimmer Paper Sparkle 146957 Glimmer Enamel Dots 146934 FREE: Small Bloom punch 152316, then you can make these…. These were made during the live video. Just like last week, using what you purchased to get the punch. The left a…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Heartfelt and Busy… Day 3

    What do you do with scraps?? Well, you make tags of course!! After doing some class cutting, the scraps were kinda piling up… YIKES!! I know mixing patterns is not for everyone, but With 1/2 inch, 3/4 and 1 inch strips… Pick your favorites, trim the bottoms and add some twine. This tag could be used for a card like this, duhh. Or just on a gift, flowers maybe?? Whatever you need it for. I hope you have an AMAZING week! Thank you for joining me today! Hug 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    12/28 Coffee and Cards

    Holy Cow that is a lot of cards!! Four full size and Six 3 x3, all from two 6 x 6 pieces of DSP (designer series paper). You would not know from this side, but this is Christmas DSP. The Night Before Christmas (150437) if full of stockings, Christmas trees and even reindeer. Combine that with Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp set (148618) and Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set (146667) and you got a bunch like this. Starting with the full size cards. Which do you like better?? The left, all lined up or the right, topsy tervy?? The other difference is that the Navy version does not have Linen Thread…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  No Stamping??

    Treats with Night Before Christmas

    The Scalloped Tag Topper punch is perfect for “wrapping” treats. Have you tried it?? Using a strip of cardstock, punch both the top and bottom. You have a pretty top where you add a few pieces of DSP (Night Before Christmas- 150437) and DONE!! The truffle that I ended up putting inside did NOT want to stay put… I “created” a seat, if you will, for it. Scored all four sides and snipped one side (all four sides) to create the boxed seat. Ohh yeah and a circle die (Layering Circles-141705) in the middle. Dressed it up with a pretty bow (Cherry Cobbler Strip Ribbon-150439) and it is now ready…

  • 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…

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

    11/23 Coffee and Cards

    Had so much fun with Coffee and Cards today. We worked on 6×6 paper and what could we get out of it. Using some bigger pieces this time, still being about to get 2 cards and 4 tags. Yes, I am getting ready for Christmas, but.. please be sure to enter the Challenge on Facebook. I bet you are asking where this snowflake paper came from?!? The Feels like Frost as two sides and this foil side is the reverse of the “frost” photos. The other side is pretty don’t get me wrong, but its almost a one and done side. And are you loving the alternative colors?? I sure…

  • Love it, Chop it

    Many Thanks – Perennial Essence

    Let’s talk a little more about this DSP. The 12 x 12 pack could go both masculine or feminine, also flowery or not. I sure hope that I have showed you how beautiful and versatile the Perennial Essence Suite (pg 107 AC – 152166) can actually be! As you know, I love to carry small 3 x 3 cards in my purse. Need to restock so here are the perfect ones to use! Adding to the Suite of products, the Itty Bitty Greetings (146667). It has about EVERY holiday/event you would need a sentiment. The leaf punch (144667) is also an add. Taking a closer look at each card. Going…

  • Love it, Chop it

    Sending Prayers ..Perennial Essence

    Today is all about the paper! This DSP (149100) is more like a Monet painting, water lilies and flower gardens. Wanting to keep this sympathy card simple and showcase the amazing paper! Ohhh and let us not forget that RIBBON (149441)! In addition to all that AMAZING paper the “Sending Prayers” sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings (146667). Did you miss the scalloped edge on our layer?? That is one from the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527). I was super excited to find the die MUCH longer then I needed for a card front. Well, I know my friend will like the love that is wrapped inside this card.…