• Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Cute Halloween Treat idea using an old 3D Thursday.

    Cute Halloween Treat idea Ohh Sooo, Cute Halloween Treat idea from a 3D Thursday tutorial. In case you missed this one here is the link for the tutorial. I have done up a few of these now. I want to tell you it really is super easy. And it really can be for ANYTHING!! The inside is a lot larger then you would think. With that being said however, it is not big enough for a gift card. It does however hold A LOT of candy, lip balm fits, Tic Tac’s and Stampin’ Spots too. Now, tell me what you think about using Flirty Flamingo for Halloween?? I was not…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Uncategorized

    Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip.

    Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip. You guys know I love giving things to my friends, including Pillow Gifts from my Michigan Trip. I had two roomies, so I could no resist giving these super cute “bags”. These were originally made in Mystery Card Night back in September. That one however had handles. This one I left them off. Each one was made in a color that I knew they would love. Misty Moonlight Cardstock. This one was for Karissa, she loves blue. Remember we made those post it note holders in a Wednesday night class. There was some soap, hand sanitizer and of course candies in each of the…

  • Mystery Card Night

    Looking for a fun way to use your STASH? Maybe even learn a new technique, fold or project?? This is a fun way to do it!! Join us on the second Friday of each month in my Mystery Card Night and Games group. Clues start to drop on Wednesday and there are always a fun surprise or two.

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Mystery Card Night

    September Mystery Card Night, there is still time.

    September Mystery Card Night Ohh, you still have time to get some great 3D project ideas with the September Mystery Card Night. You will need to head on over to the Mystery Card Night and Games group over on facebook. All the measurements and videos are available there. Catch the replay and you can still get in on the last prize. What is that for?? It is for a prize from my stash. You get it by adding your completed projects to the sharing post. I can not wait to see what you come up with. Questions?? As always reach out and I will be happy to help!! Hugs and…

  • blog hop,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  It Started with...

    Jam Jar 3D Thursday – Design Team Blog Hop

    Jam Jar 3D Thursday Welcome everyone!! I am so very excited to be part of this amazing Design Team! Wasn’t Sarah’s project so fun!! I can not wait to try it myself. For today the Jam Jar 3D Thursday Blog Hop. These jam jars are so versatile. They can be for ANY holiday, ANY occasion and include ANYTHING inside. Okay, not anything, but anything that fits of course. Alright, Alright, I know not everyone likes Halloween or Black Cats as far as that goes. However, Halloween is coming and she is so pretty. How about a pumpkin option?? Pretty much all the same ideas. Grab your Double Oval punch and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  It Started with...

    It Started With Facebook Live, first Wednesday.

    It Started With Facebook Live I would love for you to join me Wednesday nights for It Started With Facebook Live. We start at 6:30 central time and it is always a fun time. For the first Wednesday in August we made the above. The Painted Christmas Suite ( bundle 1, bundle 2 and DSP) does not disappoint. I will say that the die cuts really are amazing. These two layers and add a few pine cones and boom. No need for DSP on this one. However, the Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper is awesome. Especially once you figure out that you need to cut it from the top. Yes,…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here!

    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day You know that Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here. I have a group on Facebook dedicated to is too, check it out!! Every other Thursday we get together and come up with a few ideas from the most current box. Today we worked on the new Hope Box, however I have yet to share these ideas here. This Bag-a-lope was an idea I found several years ago and love using it for treats, twine and other little goodies. Depending on the size envelope, will depend on how big or small the “bag-a-lope” will be. In this case here it is a regular A2 size.…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor

    Wood Ornament Sneak Peak at the Studio

    Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak This little Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak at the Studio too. First, the ornament. Have you wondered about those little wood “cookies”? I ordered 30 of them, with not much of a plan, but then it hit me. The Wreath Builder?? I wonder?? I grabbed some scrap and cut one out. You bet, it sure did fit!! I added a second layer. Yes, two different colors. This one is Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. There was also Shaded Spruce and Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Although, I even did a Shaded Spruce and Shade Spruce. The wreath builder is even a bundle, Arrange a…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Paper Pumpkin

    November 2020 Gift Book an Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    November 2020 Gift Book. I would like to share a November 2020 Gift Book that we created over on the Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club. First, you will see all these pieces that you get in the November 2020 Jolly Gingerbread kit. I have used the little gingerbread houses for gift card holders, gift tags, and great little treat holders. All of these ideas with just the bits and pieces included. Now let’s talk about adding a few things. This idea we created today. I have been wanting to create a book like this, but kept chickening out. Yeah, really!! Well, here is where we begin. Colors, of course. Each…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it

    Third Seven days Haunting Halloween & Blog Hop Fun

    Third Seven Days Haunting For the Third – Seven days of Haunting Halloween its a Home Decor item. Joe is still tearing up my kitchen and about to move into my crafty room. YIKES!! So I am actually sad that I do not have my fall decorations up. I have pumpkins for days that could pretty much be ALLLLL over the house. ANYWAY, welcome if you have never been here before. Why do I mention this?? This post is a Blog Hop too!! WOOOOHOOOO! Now, let’s take a closer look at this fun little project. This came about from a scrap piece of lumber (kitchen remodel). Like any construction areas…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    First Seven days of Haunting Halloween.

    First – Seven days of Haunting Welcome to the First – Seven days of Haunting. Today we are taking a peak at the Halloween version of the 3D Thursday Project. This is where I fell in love with that fun spidery web ribbon!! Do you see that Glitter Spider sitting in it?? love it!! I did not share with you that my mom helped me to create this one. Was out at Mom’s and just did not know what to do. I knew that I needed this to be a project that would be universal. Meaning Treats or something else. Mom and I were playing. Yes, I do love a…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer.

    3D Thursday – Guest Designer To say that I am excited about being a Guest Designer for 3D Thursday does not touch how I feel!! Thank you to Debbie Henderson and her fun design team for this opportunity!! I sure hope everyone enjoys this fun 3D project idea!! Are you a gift card giver?? How about a treat giver?? This fun “book” is perfect for both!! Question… Do you recognize that DSP?? No?? Well, Magic in this Night. What?? That is NOT Christmas paper! However why not use the Black and White sides for ANY holiday you would like!! I do love extending the life of my papers!! Think outside…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Team Meeting

    Last month’s Team Meeting fun, Night!

    I do love making little Thank You’s. These were made at last months Team Meeting, fun right?? That little thing sticking out of the top of the Thanks a Ton is a small nail file. How fun??? The daisy has a stem but a file too. Can you see the fold on the bottom?? That is all that I am going to say about my secrets. haha The team had fun decorating these jars. They could use any scraps they wanted and any ribbon in the studio. It sure was fun seeing all the different ones. The one on the right has a few things… The Nothing’s Better Than, Well…

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

    Dad, Happy Father’s Day

    Dad, Sorry I could not be with you today!! You know I thought about you first thing this morning. I hope you at least had a nice day. I know it would have been much more fun with all of us, but … You did get the twins at least. The cute and fun ones!! Not the big bratty ones. haha. Anyway, I have some fun treats to put in your coordinating box! Not going to tell you what I picked up… NOPE!! I sure hope that you like this card, but I also know that you usually like them all (smile). Here is the latest episode of Jennifer TV,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors

    6/11 Crafty Thursday

    Love a fun 3D project!! This one was for Crafty Thursday and with a FREE PDF for sharing it is a win/win!! I am happy to help you compile some fun and easy instructions! You can check out the YouTube here. ORRR, you can head on over to facebook and join the fun there!! I would love to be able to send this PDF (instructions) to you too!! Hugs and Have a Great day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Crafty Thursday

    With the impending warm weather… How would you like a Popsicle?? Yes please!! These cute little things hold all types of goodies! What would you like to find inside?? I would love to share how this was made… Click here to go the Facebook live! No worries, it will be added to YouTube soon! Do you get notified when I add new videos?? If you do not… be sure to subscribe and hit the bell too!! 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…

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

    3/28 Coffee and Cards Happy Birthday Trevor…

    Happy Birthday, Trevor. I never got to finish my story that I kinda started this morning of Coffee and Cards. Did you miss the live?? Check the replay over on YouTube. You can also check it out on Facebook too. Here is how the story started… Trevor and I we out to the woods, maybe camping?? Anyway, I did remember coffee but no cups.. Trevor made the cups out of wood, Thankfully!! I did remember the candy to put in the treat that I made too. Cheers to you for your birthday, love you! I want to take a second to talk about the measurements on this adorable treat holder.…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    March 5 announcements

    I do hate to tell you that the Golden Honey DSP or as we calm it the Bee Paper is SOLD OUT! However there were several new items added this week or second release…. LINK. I always look forward to Girls Night!! So relaxing and fun!! Thank you ladies! Join us for Birthday Cards and snacks! Did you know that if you bring a new stamping friend to Girls Night that you both get cards from my stash?? Final Days to sign up for the Spring Retreat. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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,  Challenges

    Thoughtful Blooms for a Challenge

    Did someone say treats?? Posting this WAAAAAY earlier, this week! I do not want to miss out! I set a goal for myself for 2020. Every in studio class gets little treats! These little cuties will be for an up and coming class. Whooo knows you might get one if you join us! ANYWAY….. This week for the Global Design Project Challenge it is ALL about color! Which colors… Now where to begin… keeping in mind the Small Bloom punch is a featured item for me this week! Pairing it with the coordinating stamp set, also a FREE item from the current Sale-a-Bration selections. However, which candies?? Of course, Ghirardelli!…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Gift set using Pleased as Punch

    A cute bag and coordinating card. Here is a reminder don’t forget there are TWO sides to each piece of DSP. I know and I like the punch out side too! I LOVE this subtle pattern too!! This is the same bag that was used for the Halloween bag done for Coffee and Cards back in October. Using a 6 x 12 piece of DSP-score short side along the top, score at 2 inches. Put long across the top and score at 2 1/4, 5 3/4, 8 and 11 1/2. Fold on all score lines. To close box bottom cut along the score mark in the two inch section. Bag…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    Pleased as PUNCH

    Still having fun with this DSP! This started out as a $1 frame…. hummmm, mid month? I know a bonus! Here is what else you need… Under My Umbrella bundle (153786) punch out the umbrellas 1/2 circle punch (119869) to punch out the flowers And LOTS of dimensionals (mini and regular) Covering the frames is as easy as tracing the frame and cutting it out. Adhere with Multipurpose Glue. Arrange your punched out pieces and do not be afraid to use those partial pieces. Even the little flowers that have a straight line can be used along the heart or edge. A FUN find … the “Hello Sunshine” fits in…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Candy Wrap Valentine’s-Day 9

    Getting closer! These candy boxes wrapped in cardstock! Using the From My Heart DSP – . In addition to the Heartfelt Bundle some left over hearts from past projects. Along with leftover dyed twine. How did I cover that? Check out the latest QWick and WOW!! video! I will take you through step by step. Please be sure to subscribe and share! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    6 of 10 Days of Love

    Do you give little treats?? I give my sweetie and kids treats, but how about the nieces and nephews? I think this would be PERFECT!! Using a 6 x 8 piece of DSP and a few scores and cuts. DONE! This From My Heart – 151189 DSP is in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. The coordinating Heartfelt Bundle – 153775 (or the From My Heart Suite -153931) including two heart punches that layer together. The plain heart above is Vellum – 101856. The sentiment is stamped with you guessed, Real Red! Be sure to let it dry completely!! The layered little hearts are leftovers from Coffee and Cards. You know…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  YouTube video

    Heartfelt for It Started with a $1

    Here is where it started… I saw these cute jars at the Dollar Tree. Soo many possibilities! But where to begin?? hummmm Craft Whisper White ink… just for the center section. However, this did take a LONG time to dry! Over 24 hours. After that I remembered about the Global Design Project challenge! How perfect is this color challenge for this goodie jar! Ohhh Valentine’s Day goodies! Okay, pull out the Heartfelt bundle (153775) the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527) and the New Spritzer bottle that I made for the QWick and WOW! Video. Whisper White thick cardstock is spritzed with the shimmer paint. Check the video here! The From…

  • 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.…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    New FUN stuff…

    Hello Everybody!! I am super excited to bring an old blog feature to my website!! Waaaaay back in the “day” I used to do a monthly post … “It started with a $1” I have to admit, I miss it! Sooooo, starting on February 1, I will be adding this back to my rotation of fun crafty plans!! Here is how it used to work, I find items that cost $1, garage sales, dollar store finds and resale shops treasures. Take that and put my Stampin’ Up! touch to it! Any questions?? How about a special sneak peek at one now? This one started with a dollar store find. Well,…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Stamp Camp/class

    Perennial Birthday Folder

    Here is the second project from Girls Night. Do you have a tough time keeping track of birthday?? I sure do. Yes, there are apps for that and yes there are calender’s for that … BUT.. This is just so much more FUN!! This PDF will be included with the Talented Tutorial Team bundle for all purchases made over $40. WoooHooo!! However, I will admit that the months are from a retired set. (yes, sadly, and I am sorry). In addition to the retired months, the “lined” paper is not cardstock. Wanting to be able to add to the backside. I love the front though. My favorites butterflies in Crumb…

  • 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…