• beginner-casual-avid,  Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Power of 3 Peaceful Boughs

    Remember yesterdays post?? Here is what I came up with! Using our “Power of 3” concept, taking away a little to get our one layer card. Then adding something to get the 3rd card. Starting with the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set (150541 b-153033) Check out the video to even get more ideas… We will sip some coffee and create a few cards together! Below you will find all the supplies and measurements for each of the two cards made in the video. If you would like to get my blog sent to your email please fill out the form either at the bottom of the page or on the side…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping

    Pine Cones from Peaceful Boughs

    So I have been trying to get ideas for my Christmas cards. I started with the Peaceful Boughs (150541) Stamp Set This was one that ended up stamped, and I like it BUT…. What is it missing?? I look forward to you suggestions! I have another idea but that wont get ink until tomorrow. Simple color combination for this Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with a pop of Cherry Cobbler. Even the Rhinestones are Cherry Cobbler. You know you want those Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150457) And you can tell that those are two different sizes. However, there are actually three different sizes in the package! Hopefully your suggestions help…

  • Fairs / Events,  Simple Stamping

    2019 Onstage Swap

    You guys know how much I love this stamp set… Dandelion Wishes (146747) from the annual catalog. I have done swaps a few times with this set. I do have to say this one is so simple and pretty! Your supply list: Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set 2 1/4 inch Circle punch (143720) Early Espresso Ink (147114) Linen Thread (104199) Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237) Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953) Champagne Shimmer Paint (147044) Aqua painter (103954) Wondering where the Shimmer paint is?? The center of this dandelion. I use the Aqua painter for more control of where the paint goes and that way I can add a good dollop right in…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Come to Gather fun fold

    One of my usual groups loves a simple card with a touch of fun. How did I do?? Using the Stamparatus (146276) and a Maple leaf. Remember the idea from last week using the Timeless label punch (149516)? I love how if fits more sentiments now! In addition to that punch idea, how about a SIMPLE fun fold. Take out your new Trimmer (152392) and your favorite 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock. Long at the top and score at 3/4 of an inch and then again at 6 1/4. DONE! Just remember to only put adhesive on that folded over section. Here is a fun fact, use Tear…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    #3 Toile Christmas

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Toile Christmas Bundle (152367) then add a simple Linen Thread (104199) Bow. The Rhinestones (144220) only add to the shimmer of the Wink of Stella (141897) that was used to color the cardinal. Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Toile Christmas stamp set Christmas Cardinal Dies Linen Thread Cherry Cobbler cardstock Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler ink Crumb Cake ink Wink of Stella Rhinestones All that together for a total of $118.73 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $28 Add on #2 Stamp…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Pressed Petal for Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much fun playing with scraps on Coffee and Cards this morning! The Pressed Petal DSP has 24 sheets double sided (149500). All of the above pieces were scraps. Even the layering pieces. The only full pieces are the card bases. Do you ever look at a stack of scraps and wonder what to do?? Check out the live for ideas…. Did you get a few ideas?? I sure hope so! Now let’s take a closer look at each of the ideas. Starting with the card on the left… This was what started this whole idea. I had the strip of “script” paper and laying by it was the flower…

  • Challenges,  Simple Stamping

    Painted Harvest for a Challenge

    What colors have you tried with the Painted Harvest (144783). How about Merry Merlot and Mango Melody?? This week for the Global Design Project sketch challenge…. I love fall….and I do love to decorating for it also. This card was bringing in all my favorite fall colors. However I did use this set with Cajun Craze and Mango Melody… Loved that one too! Instead of stamping the middle…. I wanted to try the Champagne Shimmer Paint(147044). This poor picture just did not do it justice, and I am sorry! Let’s just say you NEED to try it!! WOW. I sure hope you enjoyed this card and Thank you for checking…

  • In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class

    Apple Smiles with Harvest Hellos

    I was using up the last of the apples from my tree this afternoon and remembered that I forgot to share this SUPER simple but SUPER cute card. “You make me Smile!” sentiment is included in the Harvest Hellos Bundle (153037). Along with “Hey there, Pumpkin”, which would obviously need a Pumpkin instead, haha The Call Me Clover looks great with the Cherry Cobbler apple. No sponging or magic tricks with this one.. Right outta the punch. However, I cut the sentiment apart. Put I bet you figured that already. Can you picture the picnic?? The table cloth and all?? Right?!? Hugs, Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    9/14 Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards this week we are still working with the Perennial Essence Suite (152166). Today though we are working with just the leaves. There are two different types of leaves. Lets take a closer look…. I started with was the middle card this week. Punches, and a pretty edge. Do you see the Stitched Shapes die (145372)? Adding that to the second and third card holding the sentiment. First up, stamp, ink and paper. I sponged the separate sentiment piece so that it would POP! Keeping with the power of 3, like last week, leaves, ribbon and embellishments were added. The Braided Linen Trim (147808) is shown “pulled” apart,…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Floral Essence Fun Fold

    I love this card! It is funny when you see a stamp set, love it and then…. YIKES, How do I use it?? Have you ever done that?? For a while… that was what happened with this stamp set. The Floral Essence Suite (pg 107 152166) has DSP and Vellum, Ribbon and flower centers… along with a punch and stamp set. Sounds perfect, right?? Yup, but just was not clicking … until this card!! This easy fun fold card, could be used with several different kinds of stamps, not just flowers!! (I am sure you will see it again!) I tried to get the name of the fold, and searched…

  • Prizes,  Simple Stamping

    Simple Magnolia Lane

    How about we take a peak at the Magnolia Lane Suite (152178)? Starting with a Simple card and then take it to the next level… Using the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp set (149298), and the Magnolia Lane DSP (149484). Adding a small bit of Petal Pink cardstock on a Whisper White card base… hummm, what could we add?? I like to add in threes… working off this same card what would you add?? Same basic card… adding the Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441) in Petal Pink. Three Basic Pearls (144219) and the dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends coloring them to match. Last thing to add is the magnolia bud stamped with…

  • 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!!

  • In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pressed Petals… Thinking of You

    Do you like a quick card?? With a big heart? Use your Pressed Petal (149500) DSP… and a little piece will do ya. Add the Woven Heirlooms (149306) for your sentiment and a much needed sympathy card, says what you want to say. We all love making cards, except for this occasion. But you want the receiver to know that you care and that you are thinking of them. Prayers to you and your family in this rough time. HUGS! Check back tomorrow for the GDP challenge card…. It is at the fair. sooo excited! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    6/29 Coffee and Cards – Garden Lane

    There was a lot of fun to be had on today’s Coffee and Cards! We talked about the Garden Lane suite (152450) and how YOU can use it for so many different cards! Birthday Sympathy Wedding Thinking of You Thank You The “You are Wonderful” card is a C.A.S.E. the catalog card. Not sure what CASE means?? Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit are the two that I know…. either way. Check out page 40 of the annual catalog you will see where ours came from! Our beginner card using Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Vellum and DSP (designer series paper). Here is your reminder…. You are Wonderful,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Simple Stamping

    Coffee and Cards 6/15

    This week we played with the Whisper White narrow note cards (145583) & envelopes along with the Rooted in Nature (146482) coordinating dies Nature’s Roots (146341). Do you struggle with small cards for your gift bags?? or are you a gift wrapper?? haha. funny right?? I hardly ever wrap anymore. I love that the bags are recyclable!! First was our beginner card. Stamp, Ink and Paper. Note.. the two different tree images… Check out the video for the techniques. Ink Colors are Crumb Cake (147116), Granny Apple Green (147095) and Soft Suede (147115), Our stepped up card, we added the dies and Timeless Label (149516) punch to the mix. All…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    6/8 Coffee and Cards

    Phew, it was a busy Coffee and Cards this week. We fit in 3 full cards. I would say on the simple stamping side of things. And using scraps and pieces. Have you fallen in love with the Daisy Lane (bundle-151118 stamp-149325) stamp set yet?? Well, that was what we worked with this week. The font on the sentiments are easy to read and so very pretty!! The first card we made was this one with all the 3/4 inch strips. They were all left over sections that wanted a new life. Mixing them all together making this cute and simple “Smile” cards. Can you figure out how the sentiment…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  Home Decor,  Kits,  Paper Pumpkin,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Party and Cupcake Day!!

    Ohhh so much fun today!! Lots to see, and prizes to win! SHOPPING TOO! We were so busy having fun making cards and looking at the catalog that, YUP, again I forgot to take pictures. DANG IT. Even thought of it when I was setting up the sample tables. Almost forgot to take pictures of those too! geeeezz New paper, card ideas and class schedules, ohhh my. Paper and Ribbon share samples a plenty. Have you signed up yet?? 2019-2021 In-Color club info too. Can you see the Spring Sampler there?? Sign up for the Summer one is here!! So much fun and crafty time too, these are always the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Kits,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek

    Rosy, again plus a video

    This group started on Saturday’s Coffee and Cards. The card on the left, a simple stamping, featuring a new 2019-2021 In-Color, Purple Posy. The flowers and leaves for all three are from the Everything is Rosy stamp set. The sentiment for all three are from the Daisy Lane. Tilting the Crumb Cake and card base around for a different look. Add the Braided ribbon.. and hanging the sentiment from the ribbon. Looks different?? Here is a simple wait to add to your card. Check out the next Doing the same as the two from above, but adding cut leaves and flowers. Keeping the Braided Ribbon but moving it to the…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  old site,  Simple Stamping

    Swaps

    Swaps are a fun way to meet fellow demonstrators… This year the bright and cheerful gingham was the way to go!! Simple stamping was also a choice that was decided. Available in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Lemon LIme Twist and Highland Heather. From one 6×6 sheet you can get two full cards. including the little flags. Birthday Cheer (148604) for the sentiment… Could this be a Graduation card?? hummm?? More swaps tomorrow! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • In-Colors,  old site,  Simple Stamping

    #simplestamping

    Another challenge for me on Simple Stamping, Using the Dear Doily (148690) stamp set, with Gray Granite and Smoky Slate cardstock. The ink is Tranquil Tide, which just as a reminder will be retiring the end of May. Are you planning on getting yours early?? This is really the way to go… card stock, ink, refill and ribbon will all retire May 31. The card was designed for one of my library classes….. check out my events for the next one. This sentiment could be just about anything on the inside. The little bow added to the sentiment seemed to add just enough pretty to a sad card. Keeping all…

  • old site,  Simple Stamping,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Butterflies???

    The Botanical Butterfly DSP (149622) makes this #simplestamping beautiful with just one stamp. Okay, two stamps. This DSP (designer series paper) is FREE!! with a $50 purchase. Here is the just one way to get the paper… 148726 Beauty Abounds stamp $23. 145569 WhisperWhite/Silver thread $4. 146976 Regals Cardstock $8.50 146978 Subtles Cardstock $8.50 147103 Highland Heather Ink pad $7.50 ……..total $51.50 The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds set,stamped in Highland Heather, but can be stamped in Basic Black or even Rich Razzleberry. Same ink stamped the butterfly imagine on the wood element. An after thought, the “bubbles” could have been added to the sentiment area. Between Saturday and…

  • old site,  Simple Stamping,  Technique

    Simple Stamping….

    #simplestamping… Have you seen how beautiful the Humming Along bundle is?? This is a must have… In the Occasions catalog pg 36, it is one of the new cling stamp sets and has matching die cuts too bundled together for $42.25. This card is on a the whisper white note card and envelope (145583). Adding a few sweeps of the grapefruit grove ink, let it dry (really dry!) and then stamp in rich razzleberry. The punch, pretty label ( 143715) that was used initially was just a touch tooo big… so lets try to make it slightly smaller with the 2 inch circle punch(133782)… TaDah!! It ended up being the…