• Coloring,  Technique Tuesday

    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…