• 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!!

  • Craft Room

    Two last from the bits and pieces container…

    What is the count?? I will have to go back and look… but let’s start here… The ribbon and retired die cut was in the container. First I layered the Crushed Curry die cut on Daffodil Delight. How did I get it to match up?? I went old school… That is correct, I traced it with a pencil. However not just some fancy pencil. The ones that you actually have to sharpen. haha certain to be careful and get every little curve. Grabbed the scissors and FUSSY CUT! Secondly, this one used the piece that was NOT picked on Coffee and Cards. Along with the little scrap left over from…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards

    Thank You for joining me today! How surprised were you this morning?? Happy to get my text message?? I sure hope so! With the uncertainty going on, I hope that a small creative outlet helped you today!! Additionally thank you for helping me chip away at my bits and pieces container. DANG!! Surprised?? You know how it is, once you get started. Ohhh, the ideas I had… Nine in total. The cards in the top picture were entirely of scrap pieces, with only ONE exception. The vellum under the butterflies. OHHH you know I love to break the rules! How about a couple close ups.. Why did I save these…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2 of 3 from Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    Loving the colors together!! This happy accident color combo is Cajun Craze and Grapefruit Grove. I think you will love it too! The Dandelion Wishes – 146847 stamp set, yes a favorite! With all the stamping in Craft Whisper White. However, the butterfly just completes the card. Not just because I LOVE BUTTERFLIES, really! It helped to lighten up the front. Where did that butterfly come from?? The Butterfly Beauty Dies -148536, of course. The very best part is there are 4 of those little butterflies! One run through the machine and all four are ready for your four cards! Making the centers shine with the Champagne Rhinestones. Completing the…

  • 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!!

  • Challenges,  Technique

    Small Bloom Punch for a Challenge

    How about a Global Design Project Challenge? The challenge this week … C.A.S.E. the designer! And I love Charlet Mallett’s cards! Always a little extra pretties! Here is her cards. Beautiful, right? What spoke to me is that Small Bloom punch. And the flowers going up the tower! I have been been wanting to try my hand at water colors again, but…. YIKES, the first one sure did NOT turn out! Just tooooooo much water. I share this because there is a learning or relearning curve. Just because you did not get what you wanted on your first or even second try. It does not mean you should not try…

  • 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…

  • 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!!

  • Holiday cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    From my Heart and Paper Pumpkin – Day 8

    Here is a where Paper Pumpkin meets some beautiful DSP! The stamps are done the Paper Pumpkin. Using the Stamparatus to be sure that the hearts all line up! Then add the Happy Valentine’s Day to the last one. The tag used the scalloped tag topper and triple punch. The DSP is different sizes 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch. Try the different pattern together to get the look that you like. Top it with twine, like this or use some ribbon. No Bling is necessary because the DSP has a foil look on one side. AND you can use this tag for a gift, flowers or even a pretty box!…

  • 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…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Heartfelt and Busy… Day 3

    What do you do with scraps?? Well, you make tags of course!! After doing some class cutting, the scraps were kinda piling up… YIKES!! I know mixing patterns is not for everyone, but With 1/2 inch, 3/4 and 1 inch strips… Pick your favorites, trim the bottoms and add some twine. This tag could be used for a card like this, duhh. Or just on a gift, flowers maybe?? Whatever you need it for. I hope you have an AMAZING week! Thank you for joining me today! Hug and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    2/1 Coffee and Cards – Day 2 valentines.

    Ohhhh it is Saturday already!! What a quick week… I sure hope everyone will enjoy this weekend and fingers crossed it does NOT go by tooo QWick… I am still working on Valentine’s. Soooo many ideas.. In keeping with the GDP challenge colors.. Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White. Using some science, meaning that I dyed the Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Also, spritzing works too! Have you mixed up your shimmer paint spritzers yet?? NO??? What are you waiting for?? QWick and WOW!! Shows you how… I sure have been having fun with that red spritzer!! Even this “Love You Lots” has been spritzed. OKAY, maybe I am getting…

  • Happy Birthday

    Perennial Essence for a Birthday.

    Have you started setting goals for the upcoming year?? I have been working on a few things… Sending birthday cards! To all of my friends and family. So if I do not have your birthday and address information. Focusing on getting information out to my customers in a more timely fashion. (i.e. class schedules, events and even sales) Ask me about events in January… The schedule is in print. Helping more folks find a hobby/craft! I KNEW that I was not crafty, BUT ohhh was I wrong! I would love to help you and Stampin’ Up! helps to make it even easier! And as ALWAYS get more organized!! Phew, this…

  • It Started with...

    Magnolia Lane, Hello Beautiful

    Where do you find inspiration?? Well, I know that I find it in strange places some times.. AND at weird times too! How about you?? I found the inspiration for this card in an antique store a few weeks ago. Joe and I were out on a date and like to stop in local shops. In other words… SHOPPING! This was in one of our usual stops … Just “hanging” out for me to see… Quick to snap a shot and then try to figure out HOW to pull this off… with a little help from a friend, this all came together. Thank you for your suggestion my friend! The…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards

    Sail Away with Well Said

    I am sure this has never happened to anyone else, but me… haha. Did you plan to use something, but then things change. This card has a new life as a masculine birthday card. What do you think?? Curious, where all the parts come from?? The two DSP (Designer Series Papers) are from the Come Sail Away DSP (149481), meaning the lighthouse pattern and the stripe. Both of the sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set (148796). However, did you know that that stamp set has 51 different stamps?? ALL the sentiments you would need in one year! Holy Cow! Let’s talk about my favorite parts… Whisper White Solid…