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  • Paper Share

    2020-2021 Additional Paper Shares and a Ribbon

    Are you Curious?? Color Family Share I love to give you guys options. And apparently more work for me, haha!! I am just kidding… I love to share! If you have your catalog you know that they changed the color family designs. I was sad, because I love that gingham. However, the woodgrain is every color! YES, please!! Every color family has a pack of 6 x 6 DSP of its own. That is 6 different packs with 10 colors in four and 5 in each of the other two. WooHOO 2019-2021 In-Colors 2020-2022 In-Colors (Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, and Misty Moonlight) Brights Neutrals Regals Subtles This…

  • Technique

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! I do not know how many of you know, but my mom is an artist. Serious, I have paintings of hers in my house. AMAZING!! She has done several mixed media, sculptures and others. I bet you are guessing that is where my “art-ability” comes from? I hate to admit, out loud, it took me over 30 years to find it! So you can see why, just a “simple” card for my mom… will NOT do! Let’s start with the pieces… Using several punches for this card. The small bloom punch from the 2020 Annual Catalog. However at the moment I do not have…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    4/14 Tuesday Editions of Coffee and Cards

    They almost did not all fit! Dang you guys had me working for it today, hahaha!! I know, I did it to myself, right?? That Pressed Petal DSP made quick work of it though didn’t it? All these beauties with one piece of 12 x 12. These were the ones that we made during the video, mixed up the colors a bit too. No waste either. Lots of scraps used too! Keeping several of the cards a little simpler, but that DSP does so much why would you add too much?? Yeah, you know that I did…. Ribbon!!! I do love me some ribbon… although this was mostly twine. Twine…

  • 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!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    4/11 Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much to do but, sooo much fun is coming soon!! In case you missing Coffee and Cards today, I am already starting to plan my birthday party and want to include all of you!! Obviously, this party will be a virtual one, but still so much to do!! I hope you will join in on the fun, I will keep you posted on all the festivities when they are finalized!! April 28 Is my actual birthday, in case you were wondering!! Yes, I am EXCITED!!! Happy Easter!! I know that on day 1,058,028 of this pandemic (my tickr is slightly off, BUT!!) We can not celebrate in our “normal”…

  • 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!!

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Sending Hugs w/Inspiring Iris

    Sending virtual hugs… This card happened because I was showing someone how to do the “leaves”. Using some water and Mossy Meadow reinker. I have a questions for you…. I think that these “leaves” look like cattails? Is it hard to tell with the ribbon there? Wink of Stella… Ohhh, how I wish that the Wink of Stella photographed better! I know you are wondering how I was able to get that Purple Posy Ink. Actually, that is a second generation Highland Heather. It sure gets sooo, close. In addition to this card, how about a video?? I can work on that later this week!! Yup, I added it to…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Another Lily card…

    Two more FREE items…. The Sending You Thoughts and the Lily Impressions DSP both, yes BOTH are still available. I have enjoyed and used a full pack of that DSP! The deep colors… ohhh my! I understand that this is the time of year that you try to lighten up your colors, but… using the lighter tones are easy way to brighten it up! Another Happy Birthday… Yes, I think this was a Girls Night card from February. Well, time to make some more birthday cards April has a LOOOOONG list of family and friends to prep for. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    3rd and final Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    WOW, right?? I agree, this was one that just happened! Started with the “shading” using daubers. The colors, Pool Party and Highland Heather for the background. Purple Posy, Garden Green and Gorgeous Grape are the card layers. Ink colors used, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Pool Party. However, let’s talk about the FREE dies and FREE stamp set! When you spend $150 you can get both for free! Ohhh how I enjoy this time of year!! Did you check out the second release items?? A friend let me play a little with her coffee cups.. they have officially been bumped to the top of the list!! I think I NEED…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    2/8 Coffee and Cards-Day 7

    Alternative colors?? Purple Posy and Rococo Rose with Soft Suede are the two that we did for the Live. Dontcha love that Gingham DSP?? Available in EVERY color!! Anyway, grab your 1/8 inch circle punch (retired) and the Heartfelt Bundle – 153885. Sprinkle in a stamp from the Strong & Beautiful -147732 too! There is a very subtle heart that is stamped along the bottoms of each Soft Suede layer. We talked on the live about using the Stamparatus – 146276. I tried this after and here is how it looked.. Just too close together! And if you moved down more than one just not close enough. I did want…

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

    Smile with a tissue…

    You can SMILE using the 2019-2021 In-Color DSP pack (149617) and the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118). I would like to brighten your day by walking you through how to make these super cute pocket tissue holders. I sure hope you love thee as much as I do. Wouldn’t a sick friend just love one of these?? Here is a reminder of the measurements and scores. Thick Whisper White 4 x 8, DSP 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 and 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 Score with 8″ (long) across the top 1/2 – 1 1/4 – 3 1/4 – 4 The pocket tissue pack just fits inside. No worries it will…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  In-Colors

    Deck the Halls with Light

    The trio of paper lanterns for Christmas. The Christmas is Gleaming bundle (153006) is on low inventory (at time of post). So, I thought I would post quick. I have seen the lanterns in several shapes, I did triangles. Stitched Shape Circles for the two smaller and Nested Labels for the larger. Each uses a full sheet of cardstock, just the heights vary. All three decorated just slightly different. Colors are the same. I know you see the DSP and it is already no longer available, I am sorry! However, you could put a layer of Pretty Peacock that is embossed and add some frost shimmer paint on the raised…

  • Craft Room

    Ordered recently??

    If you have ordered recently, then I have your orders here. Some from the Flash Sale, the last In-Color Club and YES, the Christmas Countdown Kits have arrived!! I will be contacting you about arranging pickups and/or drop offs. However, if you want/need to visit, I am here in the crafty room lonely!! With the Winter Sampler this weekend, I know that some of you will be here for that, I will have your items waiting for you. Happy Thursday!! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Rooted in Nature Birthday

    Back to a girls night card from earlier in the month. Paired The Rooted in Nature (146482) with the Itty Bitty Birthday (148618). Used the Nature’s Roots Die (146341) for the old tree. Tried a couple different colors for the tree leaves. Although no matter which colors they turn out different EVERY time! And I love it!! Pick your sentiment … DONE!! I dare you to try the Pear Pizzazz and the Pretty Peacock together!! Ohh, the combo is just royal! For instance, the leaves on the background, beautiful. Check back tomorrow, the Coffee and Cards were not quite done, but will be for tomorrow’s entry. Have a Great Day…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  In-Colors

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Home Decor,  In-Colors

    Results from the County Fair

    As you know… I brought a few projects to the County Fair. To say the least I am super happy!! First is the sign, it was even posted on the local radio station site!! WOOOOHOOOOO! Wood, paper and metal…All my favorite things. The ‘grateful’ was cut by Simon’s Speed Shop, Thank you Shelli! All the letters, flowers and butterflies are paper. The original post is here. Next, the card…. I loved how this turned out. Took a couple days to figure it all out, but here is the original post. I do love a Fancy fold and to have butterflies also?? YEAH!! Finally, something that you have yet to see.…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    Coffee and Cards 7/20 Challenge card

    With getting ready for the BOGO sale I decided to work smarter… Coffee and Cards 7/20 is also the Global Design Project Challenge card.. Soooo, for Challenge #198 it is a sketch… And as always your interpretation…. the fun part is that you guys got to help… which is also, the fun part of Coffee and Cards, right?? AND, also why we have to different color choices. Would love for you to check the video and remember to #replay so I know you stopped in. Now back to the challenge!! haha You know that I would start with a Purple…. well, that is kinda a given. Sorry, maybe I need…

  • 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!!

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    The last Butterfly…

    Have you been able to follow along?? Or have you missed Sunday’s Post or maybe yesterday’s post?? It has been a short tale of a die cut… Filled with 5 butterflies… The bottom three got to stay together…. (Sunday) The top two were separated… each going to different places… The top right… Yesterday’s The last little butterfly…. really was ready to show off!! She wanted to be sure that YOU had a beautiful day today!! To be sure that you knew, how loved you are!! Even with a few rough edges… You are beautiful! AND do not forget to shine! Do not hide your sparkle, while letting the wind blow…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Beauty Abounds for Coffee and Cards 7/6

    Super busy Coffee and Cards today, PHEW…. Had fun playing with this set, pretty much for the first time!! Beauty Abounds (148726) and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set (148536). If I were to be honest, I need those thanks cards… my purse was almost empty!! Vellum Butterflies on all five cards!! WooooHOOO!! A very happy heart for this girl! Wait?? You did not know that you could get vellum in colors, yet?? Sure, Perennial Essence (149101) in 12 x 12 too! There are three colors included, Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. Also, added white vellum (101856) only because I ran outta colors, haha. Using just a piece…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Smile

    Want a fun gift bag tag? or even a place card? How about just a small token to remind someone to Smile? Do you hand out business cards? I do too, however, wouldn’t you want to keep this one?? Please share what you could use this for in your business, or personal life. Measurements The base is 3 x 4 1/4. Easy to decorate with dies or like above with the following punches. Daisy Lane Bundle (151118) Daisy Punch (143713) Four-Petal Punch (147041) Detailed Trio (146320) Everyday Label (144668) Add in your favorite ribbon, an embellishment and sentiment of your choice. I look forward to reading how you could use…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  Masculine Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Paper Pumpkin-Fathers Day

    It is getting close to Fathers’s Day, do you need the perfect card?? How about using parts of your Paper Pumpkin? Today, only the stamps are from the May kit. At first, I was thinking a floating card, but due to unhappy stamping this was changed into just a quick card. Tomorrow is a new day for the floating card. Let’s turn lemons into lemonade. Still taking que from the box, pulled out a Pretty Peacock card base and ink. Add a little more sentiment from the Well Said (148796) stamp set. Pick a bird to highlight, using a mostly dry aqua painter. You need a light hand so you…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    Dear Friend

    Today is all about a Paper Pumpkin alternative. As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber since the beginning, I can honestly say that if you have been outta the loop for a while, you NEED to get back in!! Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin’ Up! helped to design this kit. The top card, in Pool Party, is from the kit, mostly as the directions state. I added a stamped imagine on the sentiment and tweaked the twine. I would love to get this card, how about you? Now, for the alternative card…. I hear you cringing, however, a fussy cut was necessary. Can you hear the feathers asking to be cut out??…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors

    Friday, GDP Challenge

    It is Global Design Project Day…This week is CASE the designer. And Charlet made this beautiful card to use. The inspiration just spoke to me.. Here is her design. The 2019-2021 In-Colors is where it all started. The new DSP (149617) with the gingham is a must have if you have not seen it, PLEASE let me know… WOW!! So on trend and just simple and easy to add to any card, masculine or feminine. Almost time for me to order more. But you know me… that Purple Posy was a go to for sure! Shocking…. no butterflies, but just a sprig of that new Scalloped Linen ribbon (149706)… YES,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    Sending Heartfelt Happy Thoughts For You

    Chances are you have done your quick look through of you new catalog, Right?? Are you on your second or even third look?? So, did you mark your place?? And how do you mark your must haves?? This catalog is good for a WHOLE YEAR, you can not just bend pages. Let’s grab a few of your favorite 2019-2021 In-color items and even a few of your favorite stamps. Want to know what was used on this one… Can we make a faster one?? Do you have paper clips?? YES!! Using just a jumbo paper clip and my reverse tweezers as an extra hand. Trim a desired length of Purple…

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Busy Busy … all day

    Today was all about you…. Getting you catalogs, paper share, ribbon share and In-Color Club information. Please, if you have questions, let me know. Remember yesterdays post?? click link here. There are a few more things you may want to check out… pg 160 Storage Solutions pg 165 Designer Series Paper list starts pg 174-175 Ribbon easier to see pg179 Coloring Tools pg 202 All Inclusive kits Still a ton of stuff to point out. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Craft Room,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    2019-2020 Annual Catalog

    YEAH, our new catalog is live and all of the items are available. Have you started your list yet?? Have you gotten your catalog yet?? Leave a comment if you still need your catalog… tomorrow is delivery day for me, you will be added to my route. Let’s take a couple minutes to point out a few things. First… There is a Bundle Index. Starts on page 4 and all the way through page 11. Kinda excited to say there are 30 bundles in this catalog. Note that in this index it gives the page number for that bundle AND item, price with picture. Pick a bundle. Daisy Lane (pg…

  • 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…

  • sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    In-Color Club

    2019-2021 In-Color Club….. What is that?? Have you seen the new colors?? The club is a way to get all the new colored product in a more manageable price chunk… Okay, Here is how the Club is going to work… There will be 5 ladies per group… that will commit to 5 months. Starting on June 24, and then the 4th Monday of the four following months. (July 22, August 26, September 23, October 28) that is when payments are due, unless a credit card is used that is when the orders will be placed. Here is what you are going to get each month…. The hostess will always get…