• Girls Night

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night, happy birthday

    Flowing Flowers for Girls Night It is time for a Happy Dance using the Flowing Flowers for Girls Night. How did I miss this one… Dang. This one uses the beautiful stamp set Flowing Flowers. For me this set is all about the fonts. Do not get me wrong I love the flowers. You know that I do. Need a closer look?? Along with this closer look you can see that I took the Wink of Stella to the flowers. However, did you miss that Supple Shimmer butterfly?? Ohh you know that was a must! Adding a bit of sparkle. In addition to switching the orientation of the cards, you…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe using Brilliant Wings.

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe Earlier this month Joe and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. As always it is a Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe. Also in keeping with us, it is purple and green. My favorite color and his. Please note that I did use some pieces from the ‘Bits and Pieces’ container. Here is the other note, since I do not have to mail it, it does NOT have to fit inside and envelope. Did you see the live?? Yes, I did this for a live the day before out anniversary. I know it is tough to see, but I did a clear heat emboss of butterflies on…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Retiring

    All Squared Away Retiring Soon Bundle idea.

    All Squared Away Retiring Join me today, looking at the All Squared Away Retiring soon bundle. I paired this one with an embossing folder that is also perfect for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. Meadows Moments is a double folder set and also retiring (and 50% off too!!). Which is a win in my book. It really is so worth celebrating all of these layers. To get this look you will want to cut out the full square twice in two different colors. In this case it is Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent. I chose the Cajun Craze for the Clay pots that I have been planting in already.…

  • Girls Night,  Simple Stamping

    Second Girls Night card with Simple Stamping in mind.

    Second Girls Night card Here is the Second Girls Night card. I am going to say this one is a #simplestamping WIN!! All you need is Stamps, Ink and Paper. I was not sure at first about the color palette I chose, however, I am loving it now. Curious?? Check out the Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent together. A little Basic White so that you can see all that beauty!! I need to mention that the On the Horizon bundle (suite) is not available. However, the stamp set and DSP are and the rest should be available next week. Have you missed or overlooked this suite of products?? I do…

  • Craft Room,  YouTube video

    Bits and Pieces First for YouTube – Three cards!

    Bits and Pieces First for YouTube I love it, Bits and Pieces First for YouTube channel!! The bucket is starting to get away from me, but Here are a few ideas. First however, I need to note that there are items that are retired. I was super excited though that MOST is current. Okay, let’s break each one down… Staring with this one, the “Dear Friend” card. Keeping this one a little bit more simple. The sentiment on this one is from the Edens Garden stamp set. Then adding the Layering Circles dies and the Flowering of Friendship bundle. I know you are not able to tell the “pond” of…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Last Sale-a-Bration inspiration Giftable, Catching Butterflies.

    Last Sale-a-Bration inspiration Giftable I need to share one more idea with you. Here is my Last Sale-a-Bration inspiration Giftable idea. I am using the Daffodil Afternoon DSP and the Catching Butterflies stamp set. Of course there are a few more items too. This was a live from a week ago. I needed a fun way to share some flower seeds with my neighbor. Here is what we came up with from that video. Starting with the Ombre Gift Bags for this idea. There are five different colors, humm, the 2021-2023 In-Colors to be exact. I used the Soft Succulent because I knew that the recipient would love it. Added…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Four Easy Peasy, Heart Punch pack!!

    Are you ready for Day Four Easy Peasy. This idea you could do while watching TV. Actually if need be the kids could do this one!! Grab that DSP and check this out!! Day Four Easy Peasy You are going to join me on this one!! Here is what you will need… DSP of choice – I used Sunshine & Rainbows Heart Punch Pack Ribbon to match – I used Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon Printed Gusseted Cellophane bag Essentials Bakers Twine Banner Year stamp set Here is a few things to add. You can use any bag really, I love the Gusseted bag because they hold a TON. And…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold, Birthday card

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold I am loving this Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold. This card idea was from the Culver Library Class. Those lovely ladies LOVE fun folds. I especially like doing easy fun folds! This one uses NOTHING extra. But ohh, doesn’t it look fancy!! This Stamp set Friendly Hello is FREE with a $100 purchase (there is DSP too!). I would say this could be a simple stamping card, but there are just too many die cuts on it. Starting off with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. That is where the scalloped rectangles come from. That little leave die is from the Forever Flourishing dies. Think greenery on that…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness with Pansy Petals DSP

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness I love Pansies, Little Extra Happiness and so much more about this card. Let’s start with the Pansy Petals DSP (patterned paper – there is a suite too). Both of these patterns come from that pack. The Bumblebee pattern is a soft or subtle pattern. With the flower and leaf pattern being a bit bigger. AGAIN mixing my DSP’s to show off how easy and pretty they can be together. However, this layout works with any coordinating DSP’s. I used this layout for the Make ‘n Take card at the BOGO sale last month. This was the sample idea. The other two used the Beauty of…

  • In-Colors,  Paper Pumpkin

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin alternatives.

    You are Amazing Paper Pumpkin You are Amazing with Paper Pumpkin from June. I somehow missed these alternatives. However, knew that you would not mind if I shared them anyway. Here is what I was thinking. Using vellum I would pick an embossing folder and do a different background. So really this could be ANY background. Yes, I sure did go with all those beautiful 2021-2023 In-Colors. Here is my first question… Do you like with the Basic White layer or without?? I am going to be honest here, I like them both. The Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent only have the cardbase, vellum, sentiment and leaf piece. Which by…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color with a punch.

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color Using the Flowers of Friendship for these In-Color thank you cards. With the Inky Whisper Sisters our team swap I think last month was 2021-2023 In-Colors. Wanting to use all of them. Because we all have our favorites!! I was super excited when Korine (our team swap coordinator) brought over this bundle. The Flowers of Friendship is a stamp and punch bundle. You know that you save 10% when you get the bundle!! Ohhh the possibilities!! I don’t know about you, but for me I struggle to have a favorite out of these five. Right?? They are all so pretty and sooo easy to use with…

  • In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Kind People Simply Succulents, at Culver class.

    Kind People Simply Succulents I know that you are Kind People, Simply Succulents has the best sentiment!! The Simply Succulents stamp set has a die cut set also, Potted Succulents. That die set is where the diecut shape for the Kind People sentiment comes from. So many other wonderful dies in that set. Including and not limited to a full card front succulent “laser” looking image. SOOO COOL!! However this DSP (patterned paper) is from the new Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP pack. Yes, there was some strategic trimming included for this, so worth it. This was also a card that was created using the newest In-Colors. Both the Soft…

  • Coloring,  Paper Pumpkin

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative, with blends.

    June Paper Pumpkin Alternative I am in love with the June Paper Pumpkin Alternative here. I will say that it was super easy. However you will need to use the Stampin’ Blends. I am happy to share that all the 2021-2023 In-Color Stampin’ Blends are back in stock and ready for you to order yours!! This alternative was created in my most recent Paper Pumpkin lives. These lives take place over in the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club group on Facebook. Join the fun, check it out!! However, this kit is not available. You can however get the next kit signup ends TODAY!! Yes, July 10 before midnight. You can…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pop Out Fun Fold with a new In Color

    Pop Out Fun Fold I want to share the third Pop Out Fun Fold card. This one completely reminds me of summer. Funny how that works because the stamp set is called Shaded Summer. hahaha. I am going to say that this card is not easy. However, very much worth trying to figure out. You can always head over to my Facebook Live and catch the replay. No worries because I have several photos that will help you create this card too. I bet you are wondering what that little “stamp” sized punch is from. Grab your rectangular postage stamp punch. All you need is a little scrap and punch…

  • In-Colors,  Retiring

    Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste, thoughts??

    Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste Happy mail using the Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste DSP!! Yes, there is a bonus of Fresh Freesia too! I need to make a few more of these. I have to admit I have a ton of scrap pieces from this DSP (Designer Series Paper) pack. No they do not have to look all the same, right?? Keep in mind when you are mass producing cards that those scraps can add just enough of a change to make things EXCITING!! The “happy” stamp comes from the Pretty Perennial bundle which is retiring the end of this month. However, I am super excited to…

  • In-Colors

    Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms for a birthday.

    Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms Last color to review is Soft Succulent and Pierced Blooms for a birthday card. Well you know that I also would add butterflies to flowers, right?? This one really is a lot of my favorites. Can you pick them out?? I will list them at the end. The little bit of gingham DSP is from the Pansy Patch Suite. That suite really does feature all of the in colors very nicely. I also want to be sure to mention that the Pierced Blooms is only a bundle until the end of this month. It will still be available next month however the bundle savings will…

  • Girls Night,  In-Colors,  Masculine Cards

    Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents AND..

    Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents Here is our look at Evening Evergreen with Simply Succulents. Add in the Basic Borders dies for this birthday card. Keep in mind that the Simply Succulents is a bundle only through the end of the month. Oh, did I mention this is a Girl’s Night card too?? I bet you know someone that is extraordinary that has a birthday coming up!! Keeping the front simple with the large stamp and added layer for the sentiment. I do feel that this card could go without the linen thread. But yes, I love my “ribbons”. What would you do?? Also a hint of color for the…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Pale Papaya Two Ways and a video too.

    Pale Papaya Two Ways Today has Pale Papaya Two Ways adding in a little Just Jade. Do not forget at the bottom is the YouTube video how I made the bottom left. That one has more layers to it. Because there is no wasting those “clouds” from the top version. We created the top in an episode of Coffee and Cards. Dare I say (again) that I am not sure which I like better. Each has layers and each has the same basic idea. I do like the lighter color or the top one. For this card I used the Blending Brushes and a piece of Basic White. The “masked”…

  • In-Colors

    Polished Pink from Girls Night, second color look.

    Polished Pink from Girls Night I am looking back at this Polished Pink from Girls Night. I can not wait to see what we get for Girl’s Night in June. Dang everyone, that is only a few days away. Are you joining me online or in the studio?? Let me clarify that this card was from the May Girl’s Night. We have already done it in person AND online. Girly Girl overload?? I knew a couple of you that would say NO!! for me, maybe. I love ribbon, bling and embellishments. However all of them on one. It is all good!! I know that Helen would love this one!! for…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    First up Fresh Freesia, 2021-2023 In-color

    First up Fresh Freesia Okay, First up Fresh Freesia. And I do think this one is a favorite. However, I really do love them all. I promise really, This one kinda surprised me though. Why?? Because this one lends more to the pink then purple, I think. What do you think?? So pairing this color up with the Blackberry Bliss just brought me much MUCH joy. I love the Blackberry Bliss Striped Ribbon. I am sure, haha, you are shocked that this has a butterfly. But another love for me is Gingham. This Black and White gingham is from the host set in the 2021 Annual catalog did you miss…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors together, all together.

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors Together So this card originally started out for my team, Five the 2021 In-Colors together. Just in case they had not purchased the colors. Just something to help my team out. Yes, it is super simple, but dontcha love how easy they all go together?? The Evening Evergreen background is perfect to let the other four colors just pop off the card front. Keeping the cardbase super neutral of course, in Crumb Cake. Inky Whisper Sisters Supporting my team is huge. I do truly want to give them tools and looks that they can use, duplicate and offer to a variety of cardmakers. Here is…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile using the pansies.

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile. Can it get much better then Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile?? I do not think so. Say hello to Judy. She is my neighbor and my dear friend. How much fun that we have birthdays only a few days apart!! She has tough be lots about “farm” life. But mostly about Chickens, Gardening and Canning. She and her hubby have “adopted” Joe and I as extended kids. We always give each other flowers for our birthdays. This was fun for me too. My mom helped me pick out this wonderful hanging basket when she visited just before my birthday. For this one, no…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Paper Share,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    All Information in one place, for the new Annual Catalog.

    All Information in one place Here is the need to know … All information in one place. Reminder that the text with different colors is a link. It might be a link to the original post, product or a group. Let’s start with the regular Paper Share and add on. The list of papers and the breakdown of how it all works is in this post. The basics are you get 10 DSP packs for $36. However, you can add on the returning In Good Taste for an extra $6. Keep in mind that this will give you 168 – 6 x 6 pieces of different patterned paper. WoooHOOOO!! Secondly,…

  • In-Colors

    2021-2023 In-Color Club the beautiful colors.

    2021-2023 In-Color Club You know that the 2021-2023 In-Color Club is the BEST way to get all the new colors at a great monthly price!! Keep in mind this is a 5 month commitment. However, once it is all said and done you have all five of the full size Inks Cardstock Ribbons DSP pack Embellishments Stampin’ Write markers Stampin’ Blends (add-on option) Ink refills (add-on option) Yup, I did add a few optional things in this time. Keep in mind that you will still have the opportunity to get some extras when it it your turn to be the “hostess”. Still not sure?? How about a reminder of those…