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  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Dandy Garden True Friend, Sneak Peek

    Dandy Garden True Friend Here is a sneak peak of Dandy Garden, True Friend sentiment. Along with that the new Oval Punch. All of these new goodies are going to be available on January 4. YES, they are from the Jan-June Mini. Have you gotten yours?? Let me know so that I can get one in the mail for YOU!! Okay, back to this beauty. I know I spoke about this suite of products last week, here. However, did I share that there are 24 different patterns?? And that this is part of Paper Share?? I am pretty sure that I did. I really am loving the sentiments in these…

  • Fancy Fold,  Love it, Chop it,  Mystery Card Night

    2021 Kick off Party, Mystery Card Night, fun….

    2021 Kick off Party Ohhh, so much fun at the 2021 Kick off Party. Well, Mystery Card Night style. Have you not joined us yet?? Ohhh it was such a great way to start off the year!! Snacks, beverages and CRAFTING!!! It really does not get better then that!! Mystery Card Night is usually the second Friday of the month. However I will be out of town next week. So it was decided that it was really the perfect way to start off the year. I sure hope you can join us in February for this FREE online event. Happy New Year everyone!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Feels Like Frost Frosty, still available.

    Feels Like Frost Frosty I wanted to share this Feels Like Frost and Frosty because the DSP is STILL available. YUP, and at 50% off. That is a total win to me!! We did use this DSP last year, check this out. However, I also wanted to share that the Snowman Season stamp set is in the annual catalog. Ohh, I almost forgot so is the Snowman Builder punch. I really am liking these cards (no not the Merry Christmas) for winter birthday’s. I am talking about this one. This is Frosty, and his magic hat blew off. We had so much fun in the live making these. Check it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet and a fun idea.

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet An Inspiration Card and Tag Buffet to make it. How about I share an idea. I received this store bought card from a friend. I really liked the card and immediately thought of the ornament in the Tag Buffet stamp set (sold out, sorry) . Wanting to recreate this using a few things that I had not really used, yet. yes, we like to get the mileage out of things right?? I purposely took these photos so that you can see the foil background. I wanted to share that you could cut out something from under the Very Vanilla to “not waste” any by covering it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Retiring,  YouTube video

    Perhaps Christmas Means More, especially this year!

    Perhaps Christmas Means More I do not know about you, but Perhaps Christmas Means More this year?? I miss my family!! This traditional colored gingham is a returning favorite Toile Tidings DSP. I love that you can use all the Garden Green side or all the Real Red side. But in these cards we gave you a peak of the backside color with this easy fold over. Remember that we used the Christmas Means More stamp set just a couple days ago, here. Even the Layering Circle dies. Did you know that there are 16 dies included in the set??? Eight circles and Eight scallop circles. Can you say Staple??…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch with Perfectly Plaid.

    Scrappy Pine Tree Punch Welcome to part two … this Scrappy Pine Tree Punch is similar to Sunday nights post, here. Using the same DSP’s Snowflake Splendor and Heartwarming Hugs. However out punch of choice this time is the Pine Tree. The coordinating stamp set is Perfectly Plaid. Again using the alternative colors of Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight and Purple Posy. How did I come up with these colors?? From the DSP of course. Just a reminder that ALL the coordinating colors are on the back side of your pack. You will find them in small print under the name of the DSP. YUP, the whole list. I only used…

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

    Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch for Christmas.

    Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch These cute Scrappy Gleaming Ornaments punch card ideas are going to make you fall in love with your scraps!! Yes, I said scraps. You know those 1/2 inch pieces. that I ALWAYS, toss in the garbage. I hear you cheering. Not that I don’t love those pieces, but …. YOU can not save everything!! Anyway, back to these ornaments. First, the Gleaming Ornaments punch pack is HALF price!! HOLY COW!! There is also a bundle. Which includes stamp set, punch set and DSP pack you can check out here. Different DSP pack than what I used for either of the cards listed here. To make each…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share

    2021 Mini Paper Share, Jan-June catalog.

    2021 Mini Paper Share Here is all the information on the 2022 Mini Paper Share. There are two this time. First is all the “regular” DSP. Second is all the “ specialty” papers. “Regular” Paper Share. You will get a 6 x 6 piece of EACH and EVERY sheet in the pack. In this Share there are 8 different packs. This is mailable, extra shipping applies. 96 sheets total. All labeled and organized for $27. True Love Hydrangea Hill Dandy Garden Fine Art Floral Sand & Sea Ice Cream Corner Snail Mail Well Suited “Specialty” Paper Share. This option is foils, acetate, and pearl. Again, you will get a 6…

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

    DSP Curvy Merry Christmas for the library.

    DSP Curvy Merry Christmas Did you see all these DSP Curvy Merry Christmas papers?? The colors include Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand and Shaded Spruce. There are 8 different patterns. You see only two here. Now this Classic Christmas DSP is not in any catalog. This is an online only item. Although, this is true of the Curvy Christmas stamp set also. However, I also used these two items for these cards here. I am not sure about you, but I do love the traditional colors of this card. A deeper hew I know. Ohh, I know that Sahara Sand is different. I think that is why I like it. How…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Best way Spread Christmas Cheer, Singing loudly.

    Best way Spread Christmas Cheer. Did you know the Best way Spread Christmas Cheer was to sing loud for all the hear?? haha. No peaking, what movie is that from?? Comment below for a change to win a prize from my prize stash. No using google or another thing, just your brain!! Anyway, this quick card using Plaid Tidings DSP and you could get 4 cards out of one sheet. This DSP pack is a 6 x 6 pack. The Christmas Means More stamp set has a few fun sentiments. This was was a fun card that we did at the library last month. When picking all the colors to…

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

    Tis the Season Tags, all three with scraps.

    Tis the Season Tags Check out these three Tis the Season Tags. Perfect for book marks too!! Here is a sampling of six of the 12 patterns that you get in this ‘Tis the Season DSP pack. A few items from the Coordinating Wishes & Wonder Bundle. But of course my favorite part is…. The Ribbon!! This multi pack ribbon is just what you need for tags. A large Shaded Spruce which is a whole inch wide. Then the Gold Cord for keeping it put. I have to say that the Gold Cord that was looped through the middle tag is my favorite!! You have the to from and a…

  • 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…