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  • 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…

  • Happy Birthday

    Love and Butterflies

    When you craft on your Birthday…. You use all of your Favorite things… Right?? Can you name them all?? Woodland embossing folder Crumb Cake cardstock Highland Heather cardstock Purple Posy cardstock Burlap Ribbon (retiring) Gingham DSP (already gone**sorry**) Ink Daubers on the embossed image Glitter Enamel Dots (retiring) Love What You Do stamp set (retiring) Butterfly Beauty Dies You know there is more, but even I can only get so much on two cards. haha, Maybe I need to try harder?? What do you think?? Just a Reminder… That the items that are retiring are… While Supplies Last… so you know you do not want to hesitate. There are already…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Technique

    Challenge #197

    Sorry, I waited to post this until Sunday, but wanted to be sure that the judging for the Fair was over, but still in time for the Challenge Judging… phew, down to the wire as always! Using the color challenge from the Global Design Project and also making it my fair entry. What Fair you ask… Well, did you know that your County 4H fair has an open class?? yes, for adults. Ours is run by the homemakers groups. I have taken items before… it is fun to find out what other folks in the County are doing for fun. More on that once the fair opens… Monday! ANYWAY… Looking…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    The last Butterfly…

    Have you been able to follow along?? Or have you missed Sunday’s Post or maybe yesterday’s post?? It has been a short tale of a die cut… Filled with 5 butterflies… The bottom three got to stay together…. (Sunday) The top two were separated… each going to different places… The top right… Yesterday’s The last little butterfly…. really was ready to show off!! She wanted to be sure that YOU had a beautiful day today!! To be sure that you knew, how loved you are!! Even with a few rough edges… You are beautiful! AND do not forget to shine! Do not hide your sparkle, while letting the wind blow…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Beauty Abounds for Coffee and Cards 7/6

    Super busy Coffee and Cards today, PHEW…. Had fun playing with this set, pretty much for the first time!! Beauty Abounds (148726) and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set (148536). If I were to be honest, I need those thanks cards… my purse was almost empty!! Vellum Butterflies on all five cards!! WooooHOOO!! A very happy heart for this girl! Wait?? You did not know that you could get vellum in colors, yet?? Sure, Perennial Essence (149101) in 12 x 12 too! There are three colors included, Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. Also, added white vellum (101856) only because I ran outta colors, haha. Using just a piece…