• 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…

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    Have you heard??

    I have been taking part in the amazing Tutorial Team… All these ladies have put together some project and you can get them for FREE with a qualifying order or if you are part of my team OR as a future prize at one of my events. The project that are made for this group are exclusive to the group… I look forward to sharing this months projects. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Another Treat?

    Happy Easter!! These little treats have a chocolate candy inside and the butterfly is a sign of spring for everyone. These little cuties use the Scalloped Tag topper (133324) and your multi glue (110755). Making several of these, paper clips worked like a charm to secure the glue overnight. The Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599) was the final touch for this one. Using which every butterfly set and color you would like. As you can see in the shot, the glue was not carried all the way to the bottom. The reason?? Ease of opening. due to them being glued flat it helped to keep the bottom open. How far did…

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    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. All the cards us the same patterns with just a different sentiments. All the sentiment and die cuts come from the Well Said bundle (150609) as you know with a bundle you can save 10% this bundle price goes away in June too. With this being Easter weekend, I want…

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    The poor UPS man

    Question, do you have to same UPS man?? or a different one each time? Lately they have all been different. My delivery driver has made a few stops this week… hahaha Do you treat your UPS person?? if so with what? When we had the same person all the time I sure did. Hummm, what to do what to do… Check back tomorrow to see what happened at our team meeting… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Squirrels for Spring.

    Fable Friends (148670) will be in the new Annual Catalog. This little cute squirrel along with it’s friends, the bunny and Mama Duck with her kids. Are you ready for Easter?? Have you figured out what the bunny will be putting in the baskets?? Our family is getting together for brunch. Using the Gingham Gala DSP (148554) and the watercolor pencils (141709) to color. Have you heard that there will be an additional set of watercolor pencils?? The first set has 13 you will be able to add 10 more colors to your color selection. Sorry, but not available until June 3. Something to look forward to for sure!! One…

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    News

    You know that Paper Pumpkin is a favorite for me…. this kit is pretty amazing. We were able to do a card from this kit at OnStage, totally in my wheel house. Love it! This kit just gets better and better!! The pop up cards for March, I am waiting for the April kit to get here and now this one for May… phew AMAZING is all I can say! Have you seen the retirement list yet?? Here is you link for that too… keep in mind that some of the stamps are just switching from clear to cling. But if there is a bundle you want you better get…

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    2019-2020 Annual Catalog

    If you have not seen the cover for the 2019-2020 annual catalog, she is Soo pretty! Some fun changes too!! Bonus categories and bigger pictures too! Have you ordered in the last 6 months?? If you have placed a $50 order with me in that time frame you will get a FREE annual catalog. You must send me an email that you want one. Reminder.. my April Sale-a-Bration Sale started today!! These count too!! Hurry do not delay!! Watch for Paper AND Ribbon Share information coming soon!! Have a Great Day getting Craft!!

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    “Truck Swap”

    You are wonderful!! Hope you are having a Great Sunday!! Traveling back home today and figured the “Truck Swap” would be a good share today. So, traveling to/from Minnesota with four other ladies, we decide (I decided) that we should do a swap…. Here is the one that I shared, I can not wait to share what the other ladies made! You know that Highland Heather was going to be involved, right?? The Rooted in Nature (146482) Suite needed some love too. Have you gotten the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (148551)?? The detail on the edge of the sentiment was just the added touch I was looking for. The “log” stamp…

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    Swaps

    Swaps are a fun way to meet fellow demonstrators… This year the bright and cheerful gingham was the way to go!! #simplestamping 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!!

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    Fashionable Note taker..

    OnStage is a BIG deal and I like to make it an even bigger deal…. Here is my note pad, my travel companions got one too! Out of all the AMAZING DSP (designer series paper) This sheet is what speaks to me…. Three of the five choose this same paper pack. All different all perfect for the person getting it. Thank you ladies for traveling with me and Also Thank you for being the Beautiful, Loving Ladies that you are!! HUGS This started out as a composition book that was picked up at a local dollar store, Using the Detailed Trio Punch (146320)to round the two corners and the Tear…

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    Helpppp!!

    Do you see my Whisper White and Silver bakers twine?? I can not find it ANYWHERE!! How about the little flowers that I fussy cut out?? Uugghh. I am drowning in paper and ribbon if you do not hear from me by morning please send a search party!! I have this BIG party with a few thousand of my friends to go too! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Have you heard??

    There is still one day left to get in on April’s Paper Pumpkin!! Have you seen the new distinktive stamps?? You will want to get this one…. the picture above is the link and a little hint about what it might look like!! As always contact me with ALL questions….. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    For the birds…

    Busy couple of days… Today however, started with Goose watch. These messy critters are not a favorite on the homestead. They quickly were evicted and hopefully found a new pond to reside. In a more fun note… spent most of the day in the. craft room working on projects for OnStage. Still lots to do. Tomorrow is a New day!! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Birthdays a plenty

    Yesterday was my niece Adderly’s 5th Birthday party! While I was there though some other gifts needed to be delivered. Brody, my nephew, turned 9 and this card along with a few gifts were delivered. He was excited about the gift card more so then the card it self…. not surprised, haha Here is Adderly’s card. Her gift get mailed to her sometime around the 12th of each month…. anyone know what it could be?? Check back Tuesday! Normally you really only get one card per post… this one gets two because Funny how the same stamp set, Birthday Wishes for You (145742) can be so versatile. The top also…

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    Girls Night Fun

    A huge Thank you to Sugar Shack Bakery for hosting us again this month…. Raspberry Champagne cupcakes….Ohhh soooo YUMMY!! And the cards the ladies made where fun too! Someone please remind me to take more pictures…. geezzz Thank you ladies that were able to make it! Next Girls Night is May 3, and apparently Stephanie likes us… she wants us back!! See you all in May or sooner! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Fun Day…

    Ever wondered what shenanigans go on at a stamp class?? Lots of smiles and fun… lots of work too. This is a photo from the Spring Sampler last week. Mark your calender’s to join us for the next one. June 22 we will be doing our “Summer Sampler”. Thank you to all that were able to join us! The tables were full and lots of smiling faces left with their pretty new home decor. Busy week coming up!! Safe travels to all the demonstrators going on OnStage next weekend!! I am soo excited!! Want to join me in November?? Join my team! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Part Two

    Remember Trevor’s Birthday card from last week?? There was a second version of that card. Using all the same basic pieces… just a little bling and femininity. Which version do you like??

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    Sweet Treats

    Here are the cute sweet treats that the Spring Sampler ladies received. YUM! Such a fun and easy way to use that Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324). Some simple 1/8 sheer ribbon (whisper white 144172) and Thank you sentiment from Petal Palette (145788) Adding the Fun Glitter Enamel Dot on the “thank you” was an after thought, but please do not tell the ladies 😉 This could be scored and folded in any size and really used for just about anything. What would you want to put inside?? This picture kinda gives you a sneak peak…. A big thank you for joining me today! Check back tomorrow to see what…

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    Tough 2 days

    Gaelic went over the rainbow bridge Sunday morning. We really do not know what happened. My hubby took this amazing picture back in 2009 and that face… he was super handsome. Kinda funny part is that as a rescue cat you do not always know the story. Lucky for me and him…. I was his rescuer. Yup, this bundle of fluff and trouble. He never did lose those ears or the look right into your heart stare. He brought a lot of joy, happiness and laughs to may of you and to my family as well. He is missed and he is with his foster daddy Pauly, so he is…

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    Thank You

    I want to take this time to thank everyone for all your support and purchases during Sale-a-Bration!! It was the best yet!! I sure hope that everyone got all that they wanted. Have you checked out my Facebook page yet?? These little cuties where from Saturday’s Facebook Live Coffee and Cards this is a weekly “event”. Sadly, this DSP (designer series paper) was part of Sale-a-Bration and no longer available. The Butterfly Duet Punch(148523) has a matching stamp set, Butterfly Gala(148580) that is super cute and has wonderful sentiment choices. Purchase together and save 10% (150599). The Whisper White Flax ribbon (148764) cut into sections is used around the black…

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    Global Design Challenge Day

    Join me today for the Global Design Challenge #gdp181 This is a fun one… Color Challenge I have been trying to be good and not use this Gingham Gala DSP (148554) it is supposed to be back in stock ANY day… fingers crossed. One of my go to sentiment sets Petal Palette (145788) this one could also be labeled as a Simple Stamping card, but the ribbon and embellishment take it out of that category, kinda … The leaves are stamped in the same Lemon Lime Twist ink as the paper… Ohhh this color will only be available for a few more months… please do not miss out!. Once again,…

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    3 days left

    Sale-a-Bration is an amazing time of year. FREE stamps, embossing folders, DSP and even Diecuts. It is even an amazing time to join my team!! $175 worth of stamping goodies for only $99 plus tax. PHEW… Only three days left to get in on all of this. Did you get the FREE item you wanted?? Not sure? click the shop tab above . Please use Hostess Code CNJS6J22. Are you thinking about joining my team?? Call me with ALL of your questions… Would you like to get one of these cards?? I would love to send you one!! The most asked question so far has been … which catalog can…

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    This beautiful lady

    Joe and I decided to take a short trip to Illinois today. We were greeted by hugs and big smiles. Chatted pretty much all day, about nothing special. Spending time was the key. I was excited to tell mom (and dad) about all the cards and exciting stuff going on with Stampin’ Up! as well. An early dinner and more visiting. Remembering old houses and older neighbors. Then a drive back to Indiana. More adventures tomorrow.. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Finally….

    Yup, Perfectly fits …. create it all at once or Just a little bit at a time…. phew… finally!! Affordable Storage!! Love the way you can start and build from this… I heard that it can be stacked pretty high too…. I am so excited to share it with you and see some fun ways to personalize it too!! Sweet organizing dreams…. and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

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    Finally sunshine

    I know the picture is not the greatest, but the smoke was still coming out of the BBQ…. Joe, the hubby, is home and decided today was a good day to Cook… what?? Well, dinner was steaks and then he smoked a Pork Shoulder. Now, for those of you that do not know…. my mouth is watering just thinking about it… Joe is very good with that big monstrosity … he constructed it too and ohh he has made Bread, Pizza, smoked turkey for Christmas dinner, and the usual burgers, hot dogs, sausages, chicken and steaks. I even made an apple pie in cast iron, once. Yes we like food…