• 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…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor,  It Started with...

    April It Started with …

    Here is where I left you yesterday… I am going to be SUPER honest…. Truly, I was stumped! I know it was a crazy day yesterday. I spent most of the day on the computer. However, I learned a bunch of new things!! After all was said and done, I was tired and overwhelmed. Could that have been it?? Apparently NOT! This sign was sitting in front of me for at least a week…. not one idea. Where was my mojo hiding?? I headed back to the craft table and pulled out the Stampin’ Blends. That was certainly working. hummm Wait until you see!! Paula, you have no idea how…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    1/11 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday Emmerson!! My niece is celebrating her birthday today and asked for a “pop up” card. Yes, she sure is my niece! I am thinking this is not what she was thinking of, but Pop Up it sure is! Do you see that NEW and FREE DSP?? Lily Impressions is what it is called and yes FREE with a qualifying purchase of $50. And if you check out my video, I am sure you can find SOMETHING that you can NOT live without!?!Hahaha All these butterflies are usually all connected. Prior to going live I fussy cut them all so we would have more time to see more of…

  • 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

    Pillow Gift

    When I came back from CenterStage… more Sunday on that. This little bag was overflowing with Butterflies. Does this girl know me or what?? She is know by several nicknames, but Paula you are the best! As my unofficial secretary, paper pumpkin police AND my friend, we have so much fun together. And to think that she almost did not come to the second class. WOW, that would have been soo sad, especially for me. My sweet friend I love you back and am grateful you were brave and tried again! You will have to ask her the story. No she did not make the scarf, but she sure made…

  • Hamscher Homestead

    Construction update and MORE!

    Houston, we have insulation AND drywall. WooooHooo!! Two full sheets left too…HUMMMM, where can I put that?? Mudding has started too! I will leave that for the next Post. The Chickens say… bring on the fall weather!! The girls sure have been much happier with the cooler temperatures. However, this Sassafras is a reminder of what is to come. They are the first to turn color here. Pretty against all the green, BUT!! This poor butterfly/moth was not “feeling” the cooler temperatures. Joe brought her in for a warm up and an orange snack. Lastly, I NEEDED to take advantage of the tools being out!! I can not wait to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Day gift tags w/video

    Ohhh, what a fun day in the studio today!! Any day that I can get in the coloring tent is a GREAT day!! However, I discovered that I really need a few new Stampin’ Blends! No, I do not only have purple, but…. Here is a shopping list of what you need to grab before you watch the video… One full sheet of cardstock (8 1/2 x 11) Trimmer Coordinating Stampin’ Blends Coordinating/Complimentary Ink Ribbon to match Trio Punch (146320) Some DSP to match. Additionally the measurements are… 4 1/4 x 11 then cut to 3 x 4 1/4. Grab your supplies here is the step by step video.. Need…

  • 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…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Floating card w/Roots

    Soooo, no one could figure out what was missing from Sunday’s card…. shame shame, haha. There were actually a couple of butterflies missing…. The bottom three were on the first card. The top right, is on this card… Wonder where the fifth one will be?? Ohhh, I bet you want to see the card?? Using again the Rooted in Nature (148217) with coordinating die, Nature’s Roots (146341). Stamped in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. Giving the same sentiment a different look using the Timeless Label punch (149516). You guys know that I am a lover of dimensionals, BUT dang this had about a million of them. Each leaf and log…

  • In-Colors

    Pretty Peacock and Butterfly Beauty

    Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? If not, I am grateful to have you reading my blog, and having you as a friend!! This past, present and future set of Butterflies is so you know that you will always be part of my story! And I am forever grateful! Not a typical color selection for me… but that Reversible Ribbon (149496) was crying on my shelf. Pretty Peacock and the Old Olive vellum (149101) turned out so pretty on Coffee and Cards on Saturday and matched that poor ribbon. Pool Party is the layer and card base, Using a sponge and Pretty Peacock ink for the…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  sneak peek

    Friday Challenge Day #GDP191

    WoooHooo, it is Global Design Project day!! And with the challenge being a theme of Bees, Birds and Butterflies… Ohhh Yeah, I am soo in!! Knowing that you want to participate and coming up with an idea are two different things!! But this morning a friend posted about glitter and .. BAM! Have you ever mixed shimmer paint and embossing paste?? Here is how this came about… when ordering I have thought about ordering the shimmering white (145645), however, the white (141979) that is already in my craft room is half full. Hummm? Ever thought about it?? Add a swipe and magic! TRY IT! Have you created your own templates??…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Another Treat?

    Happy Easter!! These little treats have a chocolate candy inside and the butterfly is a sign of spring for everyone. These little cuties use the Scalloped Tag topper (133324) and your multi glue (110755). Making several of these, paper clips worked like a charm to secure the glue overnight. The Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599) was the final touch for this one. Using which ever butterfly set and color you would like. As you can see in this photo, the glue was not carried all the way to the bottom. The reason?? Ease of opening. due to them being glued flat it helped to keep the bottom open. How far did…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Fashionable Note taker..

    OnStage is a BIG deal and I like to make it an even bigger deal…. Here is my note pad, my travel companions got one too! Out of all the AMAZING DSP (designer series paper) This sheet is what speaks to me…. Three of the five choose this same paper pack. All different all perfect for the person getting it. Thank you ladies for traveling with me and Also Thank you for being the Beautiful, Loving Ladies that you are!! HUGS This started out as a composition book that was picked up at a local dollar store, Using the Detailed Trio Punch (146320)to round the two corners and the Tear…

  • Happy Birthday,  old site

    Part Two

    Remember Trevor’s Birthday card from last week?? There was a second version of that card. Using all the same basic pieces… just a little bling and femininity. Which version do you like?? The Well Said (bundle-150609) gives you a lot of bang for your buck!! The bundle has 51 stamps and 24 dies, which include the friend, leaf pattern and both the butterfly on this and the bird on the masculine version. Add in the Layering Ovals (141706) which includes scallops and simple ovals. I will sure miss this wood grain DSP. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  old site

    Thank You

    I want to take this time to thank everyone for all your support and purchases during Sale-a-Bration!! It was the best yet!! I sure hope that everyone got all that they wanted. Have you checked out my Facebook page yet?? These little cuties where from Saturday’s Facebook Live Coffee and Cards this is a weekly “event”. Sadly, this DSP (designer series paper) was part of Sale-a-Bration and no longer available. However, the Butterfly Duet Punch(148523) has a matching stamp set, Butterfly Gala(148580) that is super cute and has wonderful sentiment choices. Purchase together (bundle) and save 10% (150599). The Whisper White Flax ribbon (148764) cut into sections is used around…

  • old site

    A Little Note…

    Just a little note for a friend…. The Butterfly Gala stamp set (148580) for the sentiment, Needlepoint Nook DSP (148807) for the start of this card… Add Crumb Cake, Night of Navy card stock then a splash of Silver Glimmer paper. Yes, we are cutting up the burlap ribbon (141487) AGAIN with, who does not love Gingham Ribbon (144232).. Lets talk ribbon a minute… not all bows are perfect.. that is why we have glue dots!! Just Saying!! This one did NOT want to sit the way I wanted, guess who won? haha. Do you ever have little 1/2″ strips of DSP?? yup, that is what is on the inside…

  • Challenges,  old site

    Global Design Challenge #180

    Today’s card is for the Global Design Project #gdp180. Thank you to our inspiring designer Stesha Bloodhart. CASE meaning Copy and Selectively Edit. Stesha’s card inspired the simplicity and location of the focal point of my card. Using the Beauty Abounds Bundle (150617), Crackle Paint (148752), Crumb Cake, Soft Sea Foam and Rich Razzleberry cardstock/ink, Dazzling Diamonds and the Crumb Cake twine from the rooted with nature set. Working on the background first, the crackle is stamped on Crumb Cake with the Soft Sea Foam Ink, then add the “bubbles” in Crumb Cake for the larger set and Soft Sea Foam the smaller. Have you tried breaking up the Large…

  • old site,  Simple Stamping,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Butterflies???

    The Botanical Butterfly DSP (149622) makes this #simplestamping beautiful with just one stamp. Okay, two stamps. This DSP (designer series paper) is FREE!! with a $50 purchase. Here is the just one way to get the paper… 148726 Beauty Abounds stamp $23. 145569 WhisperWhite/Silver thread $4. 146976 Regals Cardstock $8.50 146978 Subtles Cardstock $8.50 147103 Highland Heather Ink pad $7.50 ……..total $51.50 The sentiment is from the Beauty Abounds set,stamped in Highland Heather, but can be stamped in Basic Black or even Rich Razzleberry. Same ink stamped the butterfly imagine on the wood element. An after thought, the “bubbles” could have been added to the sentiment area. Between Saturday and…