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  • 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…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring has sprung It Started with sign idea using daisies.

    Spring has sprung It Started You know that I am ready, but are you?? Spring has sprung It Started with this cute but simple “wood” frame from the Dollar Tree. Happy Sunday!! I hope that you were able to get outside and smell those tulips and daffodils. Mine are all super happy!! Are you looking for a simple, cut and fun decor item?? How about this one?? Measuring in at about 4 1/5 x 7 3/4 This would be perfect for a tiered tray, standing with some spring flowers or even on its own. Here is the best part, I can very simply remove the DSP that it is all…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    6 Quick and Simple card ideas using New Horizon DSP!

    6 Quick and Simple card ideas For today we are looking at 6 Quick and Simple card ideas using the New Horizon DSP. This was an add on to the February Ding Dong Ditch. However these can be used in so many ways. Ohhh my, these could birthday cards, thinking of you cards, or just about anything. Keeping this super simple and if you cut it right your could get two out of every color. Keep in mind doing that will not quite be the same as above but still works out beautifully!! Spring Trees?? I am loving the above as spring trees too. No matter if Fresh Freesia, Magenta…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Happy Easter with Easter Friends, to you and yours!!

    Happy Easter with Easter Friends Here we are already at Easter… I want to say Happy Easter with Easter Friends stamp set. All these cute baby animals are perfect for this spring holiday. With that Easter and Spring is all about new beginnings. A fresh start. The joy of Spring is here on the homestead too. Wait until you see all the blooms!! This card was from the library classes this month. Wanna join us?? We are at the Knox library on May 3rd at 5 pm central. However, we are at the Culver library on May 10th at 10:30 eastern time. If you can make it please comment or…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    JoAnne has this 3D Thursday an Easter idea.

    JoAnne has this 3D Thursday JoAnne has this 3D Thursday, a fun idea for Easter. Not only using the Easter Friends but the Flowering Fields DSP! Thank you JoAnne for an AMAZING idea! See?? How cute is this?? Okay, do not whine, there is a bit of fussy cutting!! Off the top of my head I see… Medium Daisy punch, Tailor Made tags, Linen Thread, Bumblebee Gingham ribbon in addition to the stamp set and DSP. I can say that these are also an easy color. No matter if you use your Stampin’ Blends as JoAnne did, watercolor pencils or even your Marvelous markers. You know how much I love…

  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    New Video on YouTube each week, here is a sample…

    New Video on YouTube In case you have not heard for the last four weeks I have been doing a live over on YouTube. Join my over there to get even more fun crafty projects!! Today’s post is from last week. I am live, yes LIVE every Tuesday at 3pm central time. No worried if you can not join me live the video will be there!! Need the link?? I am looking forward to many new videos!! NO worries the weekly Coffee and Cards videos will be there too!! This video was all about using scraps as this weeks video was. No waste on either of these two cards. How??…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    2022 Stampin’ Bingo Cards, there are three.

    2022 Stampin’ Bingo Cards Here is the post to see the three 2022 Stampin’ Bingo Cards. Did you see yesterdays Prize Smile?? Well you are going to want to join us next time!! Not just for the prizes, but also for the cards. Check them out… Here is card one. The Hello Ladybug card. In your goodie bag what 1/4 pack of the Sunshine & Rainbows FREE DSP. The polka dots from that paper was perfect for the wings. What do you think about the Magenta Madness (pink) ladybug?? It is kinda tough to see but she has a double set of wings. There is a Pool Party layer under…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Happy & Heartfelt Valentine card with Sweet Talk too.

    Happy & Heartfelt Valentine Ohhh how I love the Happy & Heartfelt Valentine card. Do you see that the beautiful patterns mixed together. Yes, I sure do love it!! But that is just the start of all the things. So much to look at, let’s start with the DSP. Sweet Talk is where all three of these papers come from. Have you gotten yours yet?? Well if not I have a plan for some non-valentine cards too!! Moving on to the cardbase. This “fun fold” is soo easy. All I did was cut off an inch of cardstock. Here is were you can see how that works. Using the Stitched…

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

    Day Six Tasteful Treats, Sweet Heart dies too!

    Day Six Tasteful Treats Can you believe that today is Day Six Tasteful Treats. How is it that we have done that many?? Did you miss any?? Well you will find them all as follows…. day one, day two, day three, day four and day five. I know that is has been a sweet. Ohh, these were super fun. I wanted to see if the Tasteful Labels dies would work. And they sure did! Here is what I did… I cut two of the same label, front and back. Created a “box” to hold the candy that I wanted. Note that the boxes fit ‘inside’ (or behind) the labels that…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Love it, Chop it

    Day 5 Mailbox of Love, using Sweet Talk DSP

    Are you ready for our second to last idea?? This one is one that might look familiar to you if you join me for a Facebook Live. However, I added a few extra things. You are going to love this one!! Day 5 Mailbox of Love Here we go, Day 5 Mailbox of Love. This one was a CRAZY idea. That turned out so awesome. It is still on my rack and with the fun additions I love it even more. Grab your Sweet Talk DSP (suite). You can check out the original video here. Thanks to my brother!! Let’s start with the flag, This “sentiment” die is from the…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Four Easy Peasy, Heart Punch pack!!

    Are you ready for Day Four Easy Peasy. This idea you could do while watching TV. Actually if need be the kids could do this one!! Grab that DSP and check this out!! Day Four Easy Peasy You are going to join me on this one!! Here is what you will need… DSP of choice – I used Sunshine & Rainbows Heart Punch Pack Ribbon to match – I used Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon Printed Gusseted Cellophane bag Essentials Bakers Twine Banner Year stamp set Here is a few things to add. You can use any bag really, I love the Gusseted bag because they hold a TON. And…

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

    Day Three Love Train, First YouTube live idea.

    Here we are on Day Three Love Train. Are you curious?? Check out my very first YouTube Live. Day Three Love Train First, yes it still have the candy in it!! I know that Joe was eyeballing it though. However, I am even more excited that I will be doing a weekly YouTube video. I am working on my schedule so that you will be able to look for it. Yes, EACH week!! Guys, I know that I have been spotty at best in this area. This is my focus this year. Not only keeping the lives that I have going fun, but also adding in the next component. Let…

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Rainbows and Turtles birthday card for the library.

    Rainbows and Turtles birthday card Back in January we made the Rainbows and Turtles birthday card at both libraries. This one could very easily have been a baby card too. Okay, the rainbows that are from the FREE Sale-a-Bration DSP called ‘Sunshine & Rainbows’. Adding in the cutest punch bundle Turtle Friends. It really is this cute! I think that the polka dot shell might push it over the top for me. However, it might be the cloud look that was used from the Basic Borders dies. I think I know a couple kiddos that would laugh if they got this for a birthday card. How about you?? The ‘Shell-ebrate’…

  • 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…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it

    Wintery scene Beauty of Friendship card idea.

    Wintery scene Beauty of Friendship Here in Indiana, we are expecting a Wintery scene Beauty of Friendship helped me to create. Yes, the temperatures are going to drop. Yes, we are supposed to get snow. I know not everyone is as excited as I am, but that is okay. It is safe to enjoy this idea, right? The cardinals having been checking out the bird feeders. Our trees are mostly bear. We have several oak trees that hold their leaves. And I will just leave the snowy background to your imagination. I was sure to use my favorite adhesive, dimensionals. Why? Well they lift those birds right off the tree.…

  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday WOW card idea.

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday I am loving this Heart and Home Suite Birthday card. How about you?? This card gives you a look at two different pattern peeks. This one is also all about the 2020 – 2022 In-Colors. What do I mean?? Well both the Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider used here are retiring the end of April. And if you forgot… It is always better to get what you need sooner rather then later!! Although the Jan – June Mini and what Suites it has goes until June (haha). If you love this suite as I do you will want to REALLY stuck up!! Grab your Wink…

  • Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it,  Sampler

    Another 3D Thursday project, from designer Sherri.

    Another 3D Thursday project. I am super excited for another 3D Thursday project. How about you? Here is Sherri’s 12 x 12 sampler. Have you seen the Eden’s Garden early release? Here is the DSP that is included. There is a stamp and die bundle, gems and fun cotton paper. Check out the 3D Thursday Facebook page. Get your FREE tutorial and enjoy! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Day 3 -Halloween ideas, From Culver class

    Day 3 -Halloween ideas Our last one, Day 3 -Halloween ideas. These two cards where from the library classes. Did you know that I teach at two of my local libraries?? If not you could join us!! The first Tuesday of the month in Knox at 5pm central. The second Tuesday of the month in Culver at 9:30 central. We do not always do the same cards so be sure to check it out!! Both of these cards use the Cute Halloween DSP. I wanted to get more out of them so we split up the patterns for both of these card ideas. I am loving the use of Flirty…

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

    Day 2 – Halloween ideas, from the live last week.

    Day 2 – Halloween ideas Welcome to Day 2 – Halloween ideas. I loved yesterday’s tombstone treat box! For today I have another treat bag and a card. We used the Clever Cats stamp set for both. Not to mention the Cat Punch. My favorite though are the broomsticks! In last Saturday’s live we made these broomsticks. Yes, it is a real stick! Right before the live I went out in the yard and grabbed a birch tree stick! The card broom uses paper and the bag uses Linen Thread. Let’s talk about the card first! We created window sheet “springs” for those two little ghosts. Wrapped a piece of…

  • 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…