• Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Spooky Wonderfully Wicked Tombstone Treats

    Would you think to use vellum to add some SPOOKY?? I almost did not. GASP, right? The Tombstone “wrapper” is all vellum 1 1/2″ x 7″, with a 3/4″ x 6 1/4″ of Basic Grey and some scrap Whisper White. Tombstone wrapper starts with the Everyday Label punch (144668). First score your vellum 3 1/4″ from both ends. Then from left to right… first, slip your end section through just far enough to carefully pull out just the scored end. After pulling that end out, join the pieces/ends together. Pulling the scored end out just far enough to punch off “the end” for the “Tombstone” look. You could also do…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    9/28 Coffee and Cards – Wonderfully Wicked

    We had so much fun today on Coffee and Cards. I hope you can join us next time! Sooooo, today we created our own DSP… Using Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and Memento Black Inks. Our base cardstock color was Whisper White. Using only the Wonderfully Wicked Stamp set (150547) images. The live video produced these three. However, I was able to add a fourth card afterwards. Dontcha, LOVE those little bats on the first card?? The image and punch is part of a new bundle To Every Season (153051). Cutting specific sections of “DSP” for the perfect background. After that, picking the perfect add on. Either, ribbon,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  sneak peek

    Give Thanks with Harvest Hellos

    Here is a sneak peak of one of the Making Party projects. When you pick Fall, Harvest Hellos Stamp set and punch bundle (153037) will be what you will be using. Sooo Cute!! Missed yesterdays post about the Making Parties?? Check it out here. The Kraft Pillow Boxes (147018), Polka Dot Ribbon (146912) and Textile Ribbon (149480) are in the BIG book. But how cute would this be on your Thanksgiving table? Or a small gift to a friend to thank them for something nice that was done. Similarly, I would give this to my sister for hosting Thanksgiving. Additionally the DSP used is from the Come to Gather pack…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    9/14 Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards this week we are still working with the Perennial Essence Suite (152166). Today though we are working with just the leaves. There are two different types of leaves. Lets take a closer look…. I started with was the middle card this week. Punches, and a pretty edge. Do you see the Stitched Shapes die (145372)? Adding that to the second and third card holding the sentiment. First up, stamp, ink and paper. I sponged the separate sentiment piece so that it would POP! Keeping with the power of 3, like last week, leaves, ribbon and embellishments were added. The Braided Linen Trim (147808) is shown “pulled” apart,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stamp Camp/class

    Gift using Painted Harvest

    I put this together for a friend of mine.. Christine. I went to a Stamping Bingo that she ran last week. Ohh girls, I think, NO I know we should be doing this here. They had so much fun, and the prizes!! WooooHoooo! Keep an eye on the events, because I am working on this as we speak. I choose to add this to a small bottle of lotion. Christine is in Wisconsin, in the winter she will be thanking me for it!! haha. I sooo hope that she loved it as much as I loved making it for her! Here is what you will need: Painted Harvest Stamp Set…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards 8/10 Magnolia Lane

    It is no secret, I love black and white cards. Join a replay of Coffee and Cards on Facebook. Not only will you get all the information. Also, the tips and get the how too, on that birthday sentiment. Two different looks with mostly all the same “stuff.” Starting with a stamp, ink and paper card. The Magnolia Lane and all the goodies in the suite (152178). Although the focus was just on the flower you can check past posts for a week of ideas. Just Whisper White and Black for the Thinking of You … the sparkle is the Glittered Organza Ribbon (147897) Continuing, to the second card and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  In-Colors

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Coloring

    Coffee and Cards 7/27

    Saturday on Coffee and Cards, we worked on the above two cards… Do you have the It Starts with Art (149303) set?? It is funny you get a stamp set and you have to play with it! This one has extras too!! That embellishment kits (149491) has a TON of fun stuff inside!! Including, felt pieces, bakers twine, small paper clips and some fun trinkets. First, was this card. Pulling out the Stampin’ Blends and coloring is always like a trip to the tent as a kid, right?? Including the felt pieces and rhinestones gave it the final touch. However, what did I do to the center piece?? You know…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Clubs,  Coloring

    Early for a Challenge #GDP199

    This week for the Global Design Project, is a theme challenge #GDP199. I was able to tie it in with my new Stampin’ Blends Club too. Always on the look out for a fun way to package something, right?? And with the theme … For the Love of Craft!! I thought it would be fun to plan ahead! Here is what you will need.. It Starts with Art (149303) Follow your Art DSP (149489) Follow your Art embellishment kit (149491 Calypso Coral cardstock (122925) Whisper White (100730) For the Blends holders you need two pieces of Calypso Coral 3 1/2 x 2 7/8, score with 2 7/8 along the top.…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Window of Free as a Bird

    Coffee and Cards we worked with the Stampin’ Blends and the Free as a Bird (149468) Stamp set. Those cards, I am happy to say have already found new homes… I told you I had a plan for them… Just as soon as the video ended… I grabbed envelopes and dropped them off to the new friends. Sorry forgot to take pictures, but this card is close… However, these cuties… have a better view… haha. The face of the card is open … so when you are looking at the birds you are seeing the inside. More Stampin’ Blends for the flowers and some bling for the centers. Check the…

  • 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…

  • Craft Room,  Fairs / Events

    Love What you do w/polka dots

    Saturday, check in for the Starke County 4H Fair…. You might just see one of these. You have a chance to win a FREE class pass from the Starke County Chamber booth. They also have several cards to win. Take a chance and spin the wheel!! I also have 3 entries in the Open Class, as a professional, one you have seen the other two you have not…. Stop by and see how I did… I will keep you posted after I find out… Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  Coloring

    Free as a Bird for GDP #196

    This week for the Global Design Project is CASE the designer, Connie Collins. The parts that spoke to me are the Gingham and Frames… Have you tried using two of the stitched dies together?? No muss, no fuss for great frames! This carries all through the Ovals, Circles, Squares, Rectangles even the new Nesting dies. Continuing with the “patriotic” color scheme of the Holiday weekend, but using a more country style of Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Merry Merlot. All 3 of those colors are included in the Neutrals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper pack (149614). Additionally available in both sets of In-Colors, Brights, Subtles and Regals (pg168).…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Hamscher Homestead,  Home Decor

    A Truck and for a Challenge #195

    Today let’s go on a trip… Out to the country, where I live! All of us in the Pickup Truck… for this week’s Global Design Project Challenge #gdp195 the theme is… So many fun ideas, but when I saw the challenge, it was going to use this new bundle Ride with Me (151106). Which includes both stamps and coordinating dies. Have you had a look at it yet?? OHHHH!! Here is the stamped image of the truck… including, Silver Foil (132178) adding to the “old school” look. It is used on the bumper and the “rims” of the tires. In addition, Vellum (101856) for the window, which was fussy cut…

  • 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…