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  • Retiring

    Last two Goodbyes

    Live Your Life Like it Matters This one is not back tooo far, from March. Did I tell you that I gave the sign away?? Yup! Love that she keeps it in her studio! Nooo, not all of the dies are retiring. The letters in “Life” have been retired for a whole year already. The rest are only available for less then a week if they are not already gone…. do you need them?? Hurry up! No worries however, the Poppy’s are going to be in the new catalog. However these are the 2018-2020 In-Colors and those also are in short supply! Did you forget to order them?? Now what…

  • Retiring

    A Look back..

    Here is a retiring stamp feature… Beautiful Day. Want to take a peak back at the post… Link. This “watercolor” technique and Birthday cards were so fun to create. Thank you again Korine for letting me use your stamp set!! Retiring… Love What you Do! Ohh, I am sniffling just a bit over this one. I can promise that this one will NOT be in the BOGO sale next month! This “tag” has been issued to a few business owner friends as a “Free Class Pass” and will be honored once again once thing get back to “normal”. Check the original post here. Retiring… Hand Letter Prose and Pocket dies.…

  • Coloring

    Spring – Fable Friends

    Happy Spring! With the sun shining and all the rain we have gotten the last few days… The Ducks in the raincoats is PERFECT! I am also sorry to say that these little cuties are on the retiring list. sad! You can use either the watercolor pencils or your Stampin’ Blends to do your coloring, just be sure to use the correct ink. Not sure which is correct?? StazOn ink for watercolors Momento ink for Stampin’ blends I almost forgot to mention the Tailored Tag Punch. That is what I used so that you can see the Momma duck that is stamped on the inside. And no worries that one…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    4/25 Coffee and Cards

    We kicked off the Cake, Crafts and Coffee… it’s Jen’s Birthday this morning… I am just soo excited!! I am thankful for all that can join in the fun. We started off during Coffee and Cards. We using the Stamparatus to make these two step stamping cards! How much are you loving these colors?? From Lightest to darkest… Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce. Remember I was talking about them on Thursday during our Pumpkin Whispers live. Reminder… Painted Harvest Stamp set AND Call Me Clover ink/cardstock are retiring. There are things that are sold out already… PLEASE do not wait! More…

  • In-Colors

    Smooches with Lovely Lipstick…..bye bye

    When you talk about Lovely Lipstick… I think of a S.W.A.K. or lipstick kiss. Old school I know. Lipstick nowadays doesn’t leave a mark. Which is why I picked this DSP to highlight this beautiful color. I call this set the Hello Fabulous set… isn’t it funny how sets get knick names? I have several … How about you? Please tell me I am not the only one… The crazytown bus would be very lonely, haha. ANYWAY, All 5 of these cards are made from scraps, left overs, and not needed card bases. Funny how when you know what you have you can create some amazing things. (wink wink) A…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Retiring List is out…

    There are LOTS of new today… and I am super excited because we will very VERY soon have a new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine… no release date, I am sorry to say! However, I can share a few things… I think…hummmm Let’s just say that it will be easier to store and easier to use. ANYWAY, the new 2020-2022 In-colors are amazing!! I can not wait to get them in my May Paper Pumpkin … Did you sign up yet?? hummmm But lets get down to the sad parts of today’s post… What are we losing?? Well we know that the 2018-2020 In-Colors and everything that goes with them…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    More from 4/18 Coffee and Cards

    Here are the final two, plus a bonus. Have you stamped on your DSP?? To be honest it was kinda scary!! However it is always fun to try new things, right?? What did I have to lose?? Nothings, because I could have used the other side! Keeping with the Blueberry Bushel ink. I took a deep breath and… STAMPED!! What do you think?? I do have one more that I want to try from this DSP pack… check back for that!! BONUS How much do we love a bonus…. Oh yes please!! I had that one very nice piece and wanted to stamp some more of these beautiful flowers from…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    4/18 Coffee and Cards

    One Sheet Wonder… I missed you this morning, we had soo much fun! More information about my big birthday online party!! (Eeeekkk!!) How lucky am I to be getting all these FABULOUS birthday cards!! ANYWAY!! I did hold out two cards for tomorrow! However, I know you need reminding of what we did. Did you notice the Blueberry Bushel “theme” throughout?! You guessed it, that is one of the sooon to be retiring in-colors. Is it your favorite?? Please, DO NOT wait! Now let’s talk measurements… with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper (DSP). Remember to pay attention to your pattern. First cut – 1 inch move…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Grapefruit Grove…. with an alternative.

    Did you know… How nicely Grapefruit Grove paired with Terracotta Tile?? Here is your sample… What do you think?? The Grapefruit Grove is the layer cardstock AND the inside of the boots. YES, I am still having fun with the boots!! Still, sending to EVERYONE that I know I think??? hummm, because who could not use a bright and happy card like this? I sure could!! Let’s start spreading some more sunshine!! On the left, is the Shimmery Crystal Effects, yes you can still get it!! One the right is the Wink of Stella, a favorite for MANY!! Give a comment if you are on team wink?? If not, WHY??…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    2018-2020 In-Colors….saying good bye

    Yes, they are retiring!! Are you ready to say good bye to … Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove, Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. I have been playing a little bit more.. and I am going to be sad. Yeah Yeah, we are going to get 5 new colors, but after spending 2 years with these… just sad! Ohhh, I used this card for my team swaps too!! Love my Inky Whisper Sisters, you could join us next month! You will not want to wait!! If there is an ink, refill, cardstock or whatever from this group, please contact me or get your order in ASAP!! Use the host…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter How are you doing?? I know for me the day today was a struggle. Not being able to see family, or even spend time with my hubby was just weird. Usually I travel out to Illinois and have a fun, but CRAZY dinner with the whole family. Not today. Poor Joe who is still considered an essential worker, is working. How did you spend your holiday?? You would think that I was in the craft room today, actually I was not. I spent the day chilling out, watching TV and did a little baking. The kitties kept me toasty and on schedule. They can tell time you know!…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    All those extra pieces…

    Sooo much more happiness…. Here are the other pieces that I had to use up… I do not want to end up with an overflowing bits and pieces container like before… YIKES!! Adding a few extra pieces for these three. Paula, do you notice that little piece?? Apparently it was not too small. Adding tulips for an Easter card, an extra layer and a few flowers. What would you have added?? Can you see the Wink of Stella inside the tulips?? Now to write in them all and get in the mailbox to bring someone some sunshine. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    4/4 Coffee and Cards

    Spring Cuteness!! First, I need to thank, Lynn and Christine, for these super fun ideas. Easter treats are ready to be packaged. Secondly, to get the box ready! Did you miss Coffee and Cards today?? ohhhh, sooo stinkin’ cute! Which one are you going to try?? I have to say, I do really like them both. Oh dang, Basket number 2. I forgot to take pictures! Look at the bottom of tomorrow’s post! Sorry! I sure hope that you had as much fun as I did this morning!! All the friends popping in and even family too!! Thank you for welcoming them! A special thank you for helping make these…

  • Challenges,  Craft Room

    More from the bits and pieces

    Believe it or not… Here is more cards from all those bits and pieces… However, I am getting down to the parts that do not want to go together. I am thinking that that there are only two or three more. We will see tomorrow. Ohhh, yes I did!! I know you can see that shimmer on that Poppy. The shimmer paint spritzer, of course. No NO need for an intervention. I promise!! Similarly, did you notice the “ribbon stack” used for a background?? How?? VersaMark added to any color cardstock, picks up the color! Note: that blue twine… Left over from our science experiments. Died Ribbon Looking for your…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Best Dressed and Fancy

    What is your color? I was working on my tutorial for the TTT group and had some scraps left. What do we do with scraps?? Yup, we make more cards! Here is the result…. to make it even better, how about a fancy fold? Here is how to create this fold… card base of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4. Then you cut off 3/4 of an inch. Use that 3/4 inch piece score at 3 inches and tuck under the inside layer. DONE. Easy, right?? Reminder stamp prior to using your adhesive! We all make mistakes! Hint: use the same ink color as your cardstock for…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    3/7 Coffee and Cards, a Challenge too!

    Thank you for helping me! I do enjoy Coffee and Cards because you guys do help me figure things out! Haha, seriously! Someone Special (151643) is from the 2020 Mini. The coordinating dies, Special Day (153587) are not, but they are part of SEVERAL additional items offered. Which also includes the Pleased as Punch DSP (153558) used for the layering piece. We should however start at the beginning… this is the Global Design Project sketch for this week. Using this sketch for the card idea, with of course some tweaks/additions. Here is what I am submitting for the challenge.. This raccoon wants you to have a very wonderful birthday!! Right,…

  • In-Colors

    More 2018-2020 In-Colors

    We all have a friend like this… I actually someday want to be this friend to someone!! Okay, to several someones!! I am grateful to the ones that I have for sure! What am I talking about?? “You are somebody, who makes everybody, feel like somebody” That is the sentiment on the front. Love it right?? This sentiment and flowers are from the Inspiring Iris stamp set- 149268. It is a two step stamp set. Meaning the outline is one stamp and the flower “petals” are another. Here was my dilemma, which card base would you choose?? Left is Pineapple Punch and the right is Grapefruit Grove. Hummmm, which one…

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  It Started with $1

    March it started with $1

    Here is where this begins… Saw this at the Dollar Tree before Christmas. It had hot pink and bright yellow stripes. BUT the sizing was right. Do you grab stuff, come up with ideas and buy… but they sit on the shelf? YUP, this was one of those!! I wish I could remember where this saying came from!! I would happily give them credit. The left is where I started. The right had more impact. Did you know that the retired Large Letter dies are on the clearance rack?? For LESS then $60! Snag those puppies quick! In addition to those dies, grab what you need of the 2018-2020 In…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    2/29 Coffee and Cards

    Ohhh such fun!! It’s was all about the boxes today!! Put let’s take a second and talk about this stamp set, Beautiful Friendship – 149252. If this doesn’t YELL spring, I don’t know what does! Why?? Flowers! This stamp set is all about the flowers. Five different ones actually. A couple different flower centers and a pair of leaves. Huge bonus is the font used for the beautiful sentiments. We also talked about how the 2018-2020 In-Colors will be leaving us soon! Be sure to order early! You do not want to miss out on getting them. How about some measurements? Box bottom is 8 1/2 x 8 1/2, scoring…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    ~~NEW~~ Thoughtful Blooms for Qwick and WOW!

    So here is another new thing I want to do… and I hope you like it!! Every week I would like to share a short video… Qwick and WOW! That video will be the start of a project. Here on the blog is where you finish the project. And then check back later in the week for a second take on the video. The video is here. Here are a few photos to help! The “Bag” is in the Annual catalog! Scored on the 3 sealed sides at 1/2 inch. NOTE: these bags are on the thinner side… so do not score like cardstock! Not a lot of pressure needed.…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last card from Stampin’ Bingo

    Here is the WOWSZA card… the cutie is a shaker! I do love them, why don’t we make more?? Hummm? Ohh, yeah not easy to mail. I know the nieces and nephews love them! Before I share more pictures… I just want to mention that the Lily Impressions DSP AND the Metallic Bakers Twine and Sequins set is from the SAB catalog, FREE! The sentiment is tooo! To add the WOWSZA it is a fancy fold too. But NO extra cardstock! How?? Take your 4 1/4 x 11 card base and cut it in half. Use the second half for the “front” in the opposite direction. Decorate as you wish!…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors

    Challenge GDP#213 To Every Season

    Hummm, Can you tell what the challenge is this week?? haha. You got it, a color challenge. Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate is the combination. I could have easily went with a Christmas card, but… Nope, you know me, I like to make a challenge a true challenge. Although Fall really was not a huge stretch either. I was even thinking of doing a sympathy card but not with Lovely Lipstick. I guess I am old school, no red for sympathy. Have you gotten the To Every Season (150531)?? Not yet?? why not? This stamp set is a Bundle (153051) too!! I am loving the little punches. That…

  • 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,…

  • 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!!

  • Pages, Journals and Books

    Pocket of…

    Super excited to share my first Scrapbook Page!! It is a 12 x 12 page and the subjects… Well, to say the least they are just tooo cute!! Here is what I used first: Whisper White 12 x 12 (144239) Hand-Lettered Prose Dies (149550) Pocket Die (143750) Beauty Abounds (148726) Butterfly Duet Punch (148523) Sparkle Glimmer Paper (146957) Blueberry Bushel 1/8 inch Grossgrain Ribbon (146950) Lovely Lipstick, Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch Ink I would like to introduce you too Adderly (left) and Emmersen (right) my cute nieces. I am grateful to Mindy, my sister, for permission to share this page and future pages with you! You know I am…