• 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…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wonderfully Wicked for a Challenge

    This week’s Global Design Project is a CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Manuela’s card uses stars. But the spiders were too cute not to use. Did you know that you could add more sparkle to the Shimmery Crystal Effects (150892)? Yes, you can with the Stampin’ Glitter Dazzling Diamonds (133751). Apply when still wet and let dry. I can tell you that you will not miss that SHINY spider… I hear you asking… how did I get the “WICKED” colors like that… You will need Thick Whisper White cardstock (140272), Highland Heather Ink pad (147103) and Granny Apple Green Ink pad (147095). Also, you will want to put something under…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Pumpkin Harvest in the Truck

    I needed a few treat holders. What to use?? You guessed, my pickup truck, haha. Just big enough for a fun size treat. Perfect to haul your pumpkins AND candy. How about letting you in on a secret?? I made a video for this one too. With a few fun ideas and even a technique…. However, here are a few things to know… You will want to use Multipurpose glue, stamp first then assemble, be patient and try. In addition to this Happy Harvest it could also say.. happy birthday with some balloons. Need a reminder?? Check this post… I wish that I would have thought to use the black…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Shaker, Video and a Challenge

    This time, we have a Global Design Project Challenge that has to do with colors. Yes, Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover and Real Red to be specific. Here is the back story….I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to use the To Every Season Bundle (153051) for the challenge? However, I did not like the idea of Blueberry Bushel for leaves, keeping with the current season. Hummm, but the Blueberry Bushel could be snow?? So that is how this card started… Ending in, I am Thankful each day AND each “season” for you! Have you ever created a shaker card?? I love putting different “stuff” in the shaker,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    9/21 Coffee and Cards

    Today the thing that we focused on for Coffee and Cards was… Sponging. We also like to call it, dirtying it up. The Harvest Hellos (b-153037) is perfect to try this technique out. The punch also makes quick work of images. Several Colors were used on each apple/pumpkin. No, I do not have a sponge for every color, buttt! How much are you liking the “burlap” background?? That comes from the Pressed Petal DSP (149500). Adding the sentiments from Itty Bitty Greeting (151331) and Country Home (147678). I know I have been talking about it, but ALL the new, Coffee and Cards videos are on my YouTube channel. Here is…

  • Holiday cards,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Winter Woods with Snow

    I know I will get myself into trouble for saying this… the snow sure is pretty!! Can you see… that big tree out in the yard with just a that light touch of SNOW!! yup, just reminds me of Christmas. Wondering how?? Last year we used the embossing paste this year we have something NEW! Yes, I am super excited about it!! Check this out.. When … the catalog goes live on September 4, will that be an item on your list?? I hope you enjoyed the short video… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards,  Technique

    8/17 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday, Dad!! I know I have said before that my Dad reads my blog.. Soooo, lets all wish him a Happy Birthday! His party was right after Coffee and Cards, a driving I went quick like a bunny to get there on time… close but not quite. On the live video there where several tips/tricks. I hope you will #replay to let me know that you were able to watch. The Garage Gears Dies (148521) and the Well Said Stamp set (148796) are how it all started. Along with, Merry Merlot, Smokey Slate,Whisper White Cardstock and Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Like the grungy look added to that twine… I…

  • Fancy Fold,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Waterfront Watercolor Technique

    Today, its a double play… Fancy fold AND a Technique. Starting off on page 125 of the annual catalog. The catalog uses Pigment Sprinkles, but what about watercolor instead? Here is what you will need: Waterfront Stamp set (146386) Call me Clover (147178) and Old Olive (100531) re-inker Pretty Peacock (150083) and Old Olive (147090) ink pads. Burlap Ribbon (141487) Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) Aqua Painter (103954) The cardstock measurements; Sahara Sand base 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, Pretty Peacock 2 3/4 x 4 3/4 and lastly think Whisper White 2 1/2 x 4 1/2. This will walk you through step by step!! I can not wait to hear what…

  • Challenges,  Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Technique

    Challenge #197

    Sorry, I waited to post this until Sunday, but wanted to be sure that the judging for the Fair was over, but still in time for the Challenge Judging… phew, down to the wire as always! Using the color challenge from the Global Design Project and also making it my fair entry. What Fair you ask… Well, did you know that your County 4H fair has an open class?? yes, for adults. Ours is run by the homemakers groups. I have taken items before… it is fun to find out what other folks in the County are doing for fun. More on that once the fair opens… Monday! ANYWAY… Looking…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Floating card w/Roots

    Soooo, no one could figure out what was missing from Sunday’s card…. shame shame, haha. There were actually a couple of butterflies missing…. The bottom three were on the first card. The top right, is on this card… Wonder where the fifth one will be?? Ohhh, I bet you want to see the card?? Using again the Rooted in Nature (148217) with coordinating die, Nature’s Roots (146341). Stamped in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. Giving the same sentiment a different look using the Timeless Label punch (149516). You guys know that I am a lover of dimensionals, BUT dang this had about a million of them. Each leaf and log…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  Coloring,  In-Colors,  Technique

    Challenge Day!! #194

    Global Design Project Challenge Day!! WooHoo, can you tell I was feeling patriotic? This week is a sketch challenge.. here was the inspiration. Remember yesterdays post?? The jar was coloring one of today’s ribbon. Did you know that with an ink refill some water and either Whisper White Twine (124262) or Polka Dot Tulle (146912) ribbon you can make it ANY color you need?? Ohhhh, I just realized that there is one more still to try… Whisper White Flax Ribbon… Check back next week for that! Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White and Blueberry Bushel are what created the red/white/blue.. or this could also be a nod to Firefighters and Police too..…

  • Happy Birthday,  Kits,  Technique

    More Rosy

    Working that Everything is Rosy set… In case you run out of ideas. This one a fancy fold. Thank you to my friend Christine, for the reminder of this fun “Fancy Fold”. Here is how the card opens. No waste from your 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece. You cut off from your card base and use it for the fold over piece. Here is your inside… I just love how you can see the sweeps of Rose Gold shimmer paint. This is a great addition for your birthday cards. The bottom trim is rose gold foil using a die that is included in the kit. Also, cut out pieces…

  • Holiday cards,  old site,  Technique

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    Erin go Braugh! and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you!! Sending luck to you on this day along with a spot of gold…. The Amazing Life (148750) stamp set is where this sentiment and 4 leaf clover come from… and is paired perfectly using the Stitched Rectangular Framelits (148551). These are available as a bundle (150624) saving 10%. Our cardstock colors are Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist and a piece of vellum between. Have you heat embossed before?? Here are your basic supplies…. VersaMark (102283) Embossing Buddy (103083) Heat Tool (129053) Gold embossing powder (102129) (The gold is for this card) Using the embossing buddy wipe the intended area…

  • 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…

  • Kits,  Technique

    Lots of Happy Kit

    Remember all the coloring that was shared earlier this week…. Here is the finished product. Check out the kit it self on page 9 of the annual catalog. Here is what you get though… 5 different cards and four of each. This is an all inclusive kit, which means you get a spot of ink, stamps even dimensionals. All this for $35. great and easy gift. but fun to keep on hand for some fancy looking relaxing coloring and great cards to give to someone that needs a smile. Each card has a coordinating envelope… there is foil sheets, ribbon even some vellum leaves. The four colored pencils include two…

  • Kits,  old site,  sneak peek,  Technique

    No Adulting off to my tent…

    I went into my tent to color Saturday, because of the snow. Coffee and Cards was about Kits. This kit is in the annual catalog (pg 9 146388 $35) Lots of Happy. The kit is an all inclusive one…ink, block, stamps, colored pencils and all the supplies for the 5 different designed cards. I will post the finished product later this week. The only thing that you need is a blender pen (pg 203 102845 $12 for 2) and multi purpose glue (pg 213 110755 $4). (ohhh, with just these items you have spent $50 and you get a FREE item!!) Please note that in the kit there are two…

  • old site,  Technique

    New Technique ??

    Are you still in LOVE with the Share What You Love DSP (146926)…. I am!! How about a new technique?? I wanted to do a video to show how to do this, but have held this poor post for over a month.. Lets see if we can talk it out…I will do a video as a followup. Are you wondering where this “Grapefruit Grove” ribbon came from?? That is the technique! You really can make just about any white-ish ribbon any color. For this you will need: Silver Metallic-Edge ribbon (144213), Grapefruit Grove Ink pad (147142) and a sponge(141337). you take a section of ribbon and Slide it along the…

  • Technique

    Hummmm

    Have you thought about the Stamparatus?? Now there are accessories!! If you do not have a Stamparatus ( 146276 pg207 $49.) and have questions, send me an email or even call me. Foam mat alone (150081) $3.00 Extra Plates Pair (149693) $15.00 Small Grid Paper (149621) $6.50 The whole kit Plates, Foam Mat and Grid paper (151049) $24.50. I look forward to my grid paper arriving for sure… if you watched Coffee and Cards a few weeks ago you will see why. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Technique

    Technique Tuesday…

    Welcome to Technique Tuesday (once or twice a month still figuring this out)… a new feature on the blog….Fun birthday card, right?? The Technique is faux metal… the happy birthday is actually embossed with silver embossing powder, 5 times… yup, one after another… supplies need: Silver embossing powder (pg202 109131 $5.), Heat Tool (pg203 129053 $30.) and VersaMark (pg202 102283 $9.). Then you need a sentiment, this card uses Treat Time Bundle (pg 35 w-148371 $52. c-148372 $45.75) Starting with your Very Vanilla or Whisper White cardstock you apply the VersaMark in a big enough area for your “sentiment” or image you desire, Apply the embossing powder, heat,let cool and…