• Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    First of the Fun Fold Cards, this is an easy one!

    First of the Fun Fold Cards Here is the First of the Fun Fold Cards. I want to say that this one is one of the EASY ones too! My favorite part is that you use a regular cardbase to start. If you have done any fun (fancy) folds you know that most take a TON of paper. You might need to start with 12 x 12 paper. UGGHH, right?? Not this one. What does that mean?? Well you still get two cards from one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. Which is a win when you do not have a lot of colors or cardstock in…

  • Retreat,  Stamp Camp/class

    First Look at Fun Fold Class shenanigans and smiles.

    First Look at Fun Fold Here is the First Look at Fun Fold Class and all the shenanigans. Soo, many beautiful smiles too!! We teased Betty on this one. She did not see how this cardbase was going to be a card. No worries we got her all set up. We ALL laughed about it too. Yes, Betty did too. You guys life is too short to sweat the small stuff. Just remember that there are two sides to a piece of paper!! How about more smiles!! You bet there were many of those. However, I did need to be sure that there was not only snacks. But there was…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    News on Kit Classes and the BOGO sale.

    News on Kit Classes and the BOGO Today you will get all the News on Kit Classes and the BOGO sale that is coming up this month yet!! Starting off with Kits I know I have talked about this information already, however you will want to get a kit and craft along with me on Wednesday June 30. We will look at kits on every month that there are five Wednesdays. June is the first. September is the next. There are two ways to go on this. You can get the kits that do not require stamping. Really, there are four you could pick from. Or you can get one…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    End of week Catch-up for all the information.

    End of week Catch-up! To start our End of week Catch-up just a reminder for Mystery Card Night. This is a FREE event that happens monthly over on Facebook. You really should join us!! Use what you have play along and possibly with a prize?? Heck why not!! The clues to this months theme start to post on Wednesday night. However, the measurements will post on Thursday. Here is where you can find what is on the Last Chance list from the Jan – June Mini catalog. Reminder to use the new host code if your order is under $150. AND there are a few items at 50% off. WoooHOO!!…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash.

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is the fun post… Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash. I think I forgot to take a few photos… DANG IT!! But Here is our first winner, This is a gift certificate to get her catalog bond from out local UPS. My favorite part is seeing all the smiles. I do love to spoil my customers and can not wait to be able to more of it next time!! These three were having fun and then prize patrol came and brought out THE BIG SMILES!! To me this is what it is all about!! Sharing my love of crafting with amazing people. No matter the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects.

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash Here are the Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects. No worries if you missed some there is a link at the bottom to find all of them!! In my second attempt to help Paula love this Enjoy the Moments stamp set, I created this. Needless to say I still have not won her over. I do promise to keep trying!! Anyway, yes there are butterflies. And here is where things really got fun. Ohhh Erica started it and then I ran with it. I mentioned the brick DSP patterned paper. Every time I I said brick she said house. So I grabbed my iPad and…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash,two more ideas.

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash. The afternoon of the Butterfly Birthday Bash started with a break for lunch. Make your own sandwiches Ham, Turkey or Roast Beef. Topped with lettuce tomato or just plain. Chips of course, potato salad or cole slaw and you have already seen the Cupcakes. YUMMMM!! Plus that was the extra time I needed to finish coloring the butterflies. And you bet there was lots of chatter and laughing!! However there is always more silliness!! This card was right after lunch. It needed to be not too complicated for that after lunch nap needed time. haha. Now, I know that I am not the only one!!…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash and the smiles they had!

    Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash Yes, I am talking about the Attendees, These Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash goers were hard at work. All that concentration. Can you believe it?? Say hello to Paula and Nancy. We were very happy to have Nancy Join us from southern Indiana. It has been way to long since her last visit. I was especially excited that she choose my Birthday Bash to be her first visit of the year. Hugs! No matter if we did not know everyone. These ladies made friends quick!! Three of these ladies did not know each other before today. This is one of my favorite parts of having classes. There…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash, first of four projects.

    Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash. It really was a fun Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash. Here is where we started. Keep in mind that there was a lot of goodies in that goodie bag. Three different papers, four different embellishments and two different ribbons. But the main focus was one the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. Yes, even after all the class prep I still love this bundle. The above card it the first of four project that we did in the morning. Full Supply list here. Using the WHOLE stamp for this card and also stamping that one image on a second piece for a later project. You will see for…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash starting with prep work.

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash The first part of the Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash. I know that it might only be interesting to some of you. However my dad might enjoy this too. I do not do too many BIG events. When I do, I go ALL out!! For the Butterfly Birthday Bash, the goodie bag was HUGE!! The above photo is just the different papers that you received. Note the In Good Taste DSP is carried over to the new Annual Catalog, woooHOOO!! The Hydrangea Hill DSP and that beautiful Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass is from the Jan-Jun Mini. That is just the start!! There were several embellishments,…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Coloring Class Card, Grab your favorite colors!!

    Last Coloring Class Card Here is the Last Coloring Class card. Yes, I saved my favorite for last. Although I did really love how all of them turned out!! Did you miss the roses with the Blending brushes?? How about the “succulents” card one?? How do I suggest starting with these amazing markers?? Just grab a couple of your favorite colors and a stamped image, using Memento ink. Or like we did here a 12 x 12 sheet of True Love DSP. However any black and white would do wonderfully. Start off with one color. Start with the lightest color first. Then using the lines that exist on the flowers…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Second Look at Coloring Class, a more masculine look.

    Second Look at Coloring Class. How about a Second Look at Coloring Class, with a masculine touch. I am excited to be able to remind you that Blending Brushes are back in stock!! WooHooo. I used Just Jade and Mossy Meadow for the above card idea. To me this patterned piece looks like either succulents for cabbage for fall. Either of those could very easily be for the man in your life. Joe liked it anyway… haha For this part of the class we used just one Blending Brush. Working from light to dark. It really does cut down on cleaning. Just Jade was our lighter color. Random blending spots…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    Peek at Coloring Class, Blending Brushes and Wink.

    Peek at Coloring Class. Just a peek at the coloring class from last month. Holy Cow how could it be a month already!! The first technique was easy and fun. Picking our favorite color and “brush” the flowers. I used Rococo Rose, but really it could be ANY color. I wanted to be sure that you could get a lot of stuff so… Each person has a full 12 x 12 piece of DSP to play with. But that was just the start!! One blending brush and three sets of Stampin’ Blends also. You got to pick the colors!! I find that it really is much easier that way. Why??…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    Part 2 Ding Dong Ditch for March, Fun fold too.

    Part 2 Ding Dong Ditch For our part 2 Ding Dong Ditch from March I will share the last two cards. You guys know that I have several different breeds of Chickens. This one is a Polish and there are several here on the Homestead. This is just one of my favs. The fun part is that they come in all sorts of colors. Much like the Polish in the background waiting for their chance at the cupcake. I do promise you that those four are much more patient then mine. It is completely a ‘free for all’ when food goes in the coop!! YIKES!! Did you miss yesterdays list…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    March Ding Dong Ditch two card ideas

    March Ding Dong Ditch Here are the first of two cards for the March Ding Dong Ditch. The class included Playing with Pattern DSP, Playing with Pattern ribbon and 10 sheets of cardstock. Each Ding Dong Ditch focuses on a bundle. When there are die cuts those are included. However, I can not stamp for you. You can easily add the bundle or even just the stamp set. There is a new bundle every month. The base price usually starts at about $15. This months was $18 but you got three spools of ribbon. DANG, right!! For March the bundle was actually two bundles. No I do not typically do…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate.

    I love Sharing Treats!! I love sharing Treats, especially chocolate with … BUTTERFLIES!! These little cuties are from girls night. A goal I had last year to give cute little treats at each and every in person event. I have been doing it every since. I know I love the fun ideas. Bet you guessed that everyone loves eating them too. Some take them home for treats later. haha. But most only leave with the cute little decoration that was once on, around or packaged the yumminess!! I need to purchase stock in Hershey’s, Ghirardelli and Mars. Humm, that might be a great idea dad!! Sneak Peek These also happen…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder, bonus fancy fold

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder I do love wreaths and this Happy Easter Wreath Builder is also a fancy fold. My Mom loves stand up cards. Yes, I know she is not the only one. Here is another Culver Library class card. Did you know that we make three?? Here is the first one I shared with you. Yesterday was the second. Anyway, the ladies got to use the Blending Brushes for the first time. And yes, they loved them!! Ohhh, yeah just to let you know they are going to be back in stock shortly, I will be sure to let you know!! Everything else in this card is all…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass.

    Easter Blessings with Rabbits I happy Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass to you. This little cutie was for the Culver Library Class. Great Spring Colors and the simplicity of it make me happy. Yes, pull out your Stamparatus for the best way to line the four little rabbits up. Kinda funny thing. I stamped the card and knew that I wanted to add the grass. Which dies set was that darn grass in?? Found it!! The die cut grass if from the Special Day dies, which has the cutest coordinating stamp set Special Someone (retiring). Anyway, keeping with the spring theme it had to be a BRIGHT Granny…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Chance Class Reminders for the end of this month.

    Last Chance Class Reminders Today let’s talk about the Last Chance Class Reminders and all the THINGS!!! Starting with the retiring items. Holy cow things are going quickly. The In-Color cardstock of Rococo Rose and TerraCotta Tile is all that is left. The ink refill for Rococo Rose is the only one left. Things sure went quickly, right?? This is why I start talking about them before the list comes out. All I can say is… GONE You will want to check the list to be sure that there is not an item that you NEED!! Here is the list link. To add to that list of things that are…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    Weekly reminders of classes and other stuff

    Weekly Reminders of classes Here are all your Weekly Reminders of classes and other stuff. Starting with Paper Pumpkin. Did you see this sneak peek yet?? Ohhh how fun. You just might want to get some Ice Cream Corner DSP to go with this one. just saying. Why?? Because it will coordinate very well. I am SOOO EXCITED!! for this camp. I know it will be here before I know it, but This one will be soo much fun. And all those goodies you are going to get… DANG!! Are you looking to join in?? Either in person or online, you will want to check this post so that you…

  • Craft Room,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy St Patrick’s Day – Go Green today

    Happy St Patrick’s Day Yes, I am Irish and will be celebrating Happy St Patrick’s Day. Yes, I will be wearing green today!! Kiss me because I am Irish!! I am thinking maybe even doing corned beef this year. It has been a super long time!! ANYWAY, You will not want to miss all the Green Shenanigans with me over on Instagram and Facebook. If you are heading over to Instagram all you will need to do is #whispersgreenshenanigans. You will find me with all my green fun I have planned. I invited you to join in.. Just us that hashtag. I will be checking on it several times in…

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

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is ALL the information on April’s Butterfly Birthday Bash. Ohh where do I start?? Well, first this is an in person (limited) AND online event. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24, starting in person 9 am (central), the first live at 10:30am (central) with the second at about 2pm (central). Need more information? Okay, I am going to be honest with you. This is my way of celebrating my upcoming birthday. The best way I know how. CRAFTING of course! And using all of my favorite things. Butterflies, purple and projects too! No not everything is going to be purple, BUT we will be…

  • Prizes,  Stamp Camp/class

    February Stampin’ Bingo Winners and their prizes.

    February Stampin’ Bingo Winners Are you curious what the February Stampin’ Bingo Winners got?? Ohh we had so much fun!! And all these prizes went FLYING out the door!! There are stamps, stamp and DSP combo and then two different bundles. The bundles were from the product that was used for the card making.. Pretty Perennials (stamp and dies) and Sweet Ice Cream Bundle (stamp and punch). I do not yet have all the photos of the winners. Some were online so I have to wait to get them. However, I will share what I have from in person. Congratulations ladies! No Kaitlyn did not win two of the prizes.…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    March Ding Dong Ditch, all the information.

    March Ding Dong Ditch Are you ready for this March Ding Dong Ditch?? I sure hope so. I will start off that there are LOTS of options on this one. Obviously I picked more then one thing. I bet you can not guess?? Can you guess?? Well, it is all about the Chickens… YUP, Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick. They both have die cuts too!! I wanted to take these sets somewhere different. So I picked a BRIGHT and FUN DSP to match. Surprised?? Ohhh, I bet you really are. I love the ribbon options. However, I really have not “played” with this DSP yet. I will also admit…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Call and Reminders for Thursday.

    Last Call and Reminders I wanted to give you the Last Call and Reminders for this Host Code. Meaning if you want to place an order under $150 then please use this code. I will be closing this code on Friday and adding the new one. What happens when you order using this code?? All orders over $40 get you the new Monthly Talented Tutorial Team Bundle. There are 16 ideas included this month. Not all of them are cards, but ohh so many ideas!! Reminder that the sign up ENDS for this class TOMORROW! Wondering what this is all about? Check out the original post here. If you have…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    February’s Second Girl’s Night Card, Enjoy the Moment.

    February’s Second Girl’s Night card. Here is February’s Second Girl’s Night card… Did you miss the first one?? Check out Sunday’s post here. I wonder … did you miss this stamp set in the Mini?? It is called Enjoy the Moment. I love this and really think of fall when I originally saw it. Why?? because that is when I collect seed from the dry flowers in the garden. That really is what these images are. Seed pods of all sorts. The largest image is poppy seed pods. That is usually the first pods you can collect. Mid summer usually. I know, ANYWAY… This card came together pretty quick cause…

  • Girls Night,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    February’s First Girl’s Night card, love that DSP!

    February’s First Girl’s Night card I had fun at February’s First Girl’s Night. I do an online version, grab yours for this month!! A little information… You will make two of two different designs (4 cards total). Last month you would have gotten two of these, and then Tuesday you will see the second design. You get all the punched out pieces, die cuts, enough twine and cardstock pieces to make two. You need to add your stamps, ink and adhesive. Sadly, however, the Berry Delightful DSP (designer series paper) was only for Sale-a-Bration which ended on Sunday night (2/28). I sure hope that you did not wait. Insides!! Erica…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Clock is Ticking down and One more idea.

    Clock is Ticking Down To say the Clock is Ticking down is an understatement. Sunday is the final day to take advantage of what Sale-a-Bration has to offer… whether it is the FREE products with purchase or the Bonus items with your joining of my team. It really is the… LAST DAY!! The clock above is truly ticking down… All orders and joining needs to be done my 11:50 pm on Sunday. With that clock ticking, You can still create beautiful works of art. Just as we did Wednesday night for card class. I sure had fun because we played this or that. I pulled a few choices and everyone…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Mystery Adhesive Bag Winners check out the prizes.

    Mystery Adhesive Bag Winners. Did you miss out on this round of Mystery Adhesive Bag – Winners?? I know you will want to play along next time, Sunday June 27. Even if you are not on Facebook or able to make the 3pm start time. No Worries!! You are still a possible winner. Here is how it went. You purchase a “bag” full of adhesives. Ones that we all use everyday, mini dimensionals, dimensionals, multipurpose glue and glue dots. yes, you can purchase more then one bag. Shipped direct to you is around $26. You pick a number 1 – 48 and then you WAIT. ugghh, right?? Will it be…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Month End Reminders Tidbits too.

    Month End Reminders Tidbits The first of our Month End Reminders Tidbits and much more.. is all about Mystery Adhesive Bags and all the fun we are going to have on Sunday. This is going to be a FB event, however, if you are on on Facebook, no worries you can still get your bag!! All you need to know… Put in your order before noon on Sunday using this Link. And order the following… 104430 Dimensionals 144108 Mini Dimensionals 110755 Multipurpose Glue and 103683 Mini Glue Dots. Shipped direct to you is less then $26. If you are local to me, Yes you can just contact me. Here is…