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  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Simple Stamping

    Note Cards and Thank You

    I needed a quick thank you… Thank goodness for the Note Card & Envelopes (144236). I had some of the Pressed Petal DSP (149500), then add some Whisper White Metallic Edge ribbon (144213). Ohhh wait, that little bit of vellum (101856) which was punched out with the Pretty Label Punch (143715). Done, and can I just tell you this card took longer to cut then assemble. Tooo cute and so darn pretty!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Kits,  Love it, Chop it,  Pages, Journals and Books,  Paper Pumpkin

    Journal – Old Paper Pumpkin – part 1

    I wanted to work on the new Journal (pg 73) that is part of the Pressed Petal Suite (152193) wouldn’t you know… so busy making sure I did not forget anything on my orders for customers, that I forgot to order the Journal (149588). So making the best of it… I decided that maybe this OLD Paper Pumpkin could work. I have been wanting to put something together with parts of this kit anyway… Knowing that the plan was to use the Pressed Petal DSP (149500), a few colors needed to be changed. Using Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry. The patterns did not go either, but…

  • 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…

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

    Garden Lane Fancy fold

    This is a Crossover Gate Fold… Starting with DSP (149460) from the Garden Lane Suite (152450), and moving to The Magnolia Lane Suite (152178) for the sentiment, stamp and dies. The punch Timeless Label (149516), Braided Linen Trim (147808) and Lastly, Rhinestones (144220). The Magnolia but is colored using the Stampin’ Blends: Granny Apple Green (combo-147274), Petal Pink (combo-14272) and Old Olive (combo-144597). Phew.. get your pencil and paper ready…. here is the Recipe…. Soft Suede base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 (long at the top) Soft Sea Foam 4 x 5 1/4 (inside), and 4 x 2 1/2 (x2) your favorite pattern…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards

    Sail Away with Well Said

    I am sure this has never happened to anyone else, but me… haha. Did you plan to use something, but then things change. This card has a new life as a masculine birthday card. What do you think?? Curious, where all the parts come from?? The two DSP (Designer Series Papers) are from the Come Sail Away DSP (149481), meaning the lighthouse pattern and the stripe. Both of the sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set (148796). However, did you know that that stamp set has 51 different stamps?? ALL the sentiments you would need in one year! Holy Cow! Let’s talk about my favorite parts… Whisper White Solid…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique

    Pressed Petal Coffee and Cards 6/22

    We missed you at Coffee and Cards 6/22, want to catch the replay? Here is your link… My mom was a helper this morning. It was fun! Working with the Pressed Petal DSP (149500) and how easy these cards came together! Here are some particulars… All three cards use the same paper pack, this one also has a sentiment from the Strong & Beautiful Stamp set (148732). Wondering where that ribbon came from?? That is the Whisper White Flax Ribbon, dyed with Mossy Meadow (133651) ink refill. Using the same Mossy Meadow Flax ribbon, this 3 x 3 is super quick, a 2 3/4 by 2 3/4 DSP piece, a…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Love it, Chop it

    What DSP would you pick?? Do you have a favorite?? We have a saying if you love it, then CHOP IT. I have paper from years ago that I did not want to cut up. Guess what, you do not get to share it and share your craft or even your skill if you do not. Be Brave!! At stamp camp the girls were asked to pick two sheets from their favorite paper pack and then, YUP!! Cut it up and use it. Here is how the cuts worked. Here is what we were able to come up with.. Making only 5 cards you will have plenty of left overs…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  old site

    Ohh one last swap

    Dang, here is the other organized swap that happened at OnStage last week. How I forgot I have not clue… This swap focused on DSP (designer series paper). The DSP used here is a favorite for me!! Share What you Love (146926) which will no longer be available come June. All DSP retires at the end of each annual catalog. The same patterns, for each card…. with just a different sentiment. The sentiment and die cuts come from the Well Said bundle (150609). As you know, with a bundle you can save 10% AND this bundle price goes away in June too. With this being Easter weekend, I want to…