• Fancy Fold,  Mystery Card Night

    October Mystery Card Night 2022, two ideas.

    October Mystery Card Night Have you been able to join us for this yet?? The October Mystery Card Night was soo fun! We made two cards and Laughed of course! I am pretty excited about this set. I can tell you that I usually have an idea of what we are going to make. However, never sure how it is going to turn out. Can you relate?? We always do at least one fun fold. I would say that this could qualify as two?? What do you think?? Tell me in the comments. This top is a side step card. The bottom one is a pocket card. Need a closer…

  • Home Decor,  In-Colors,  It Started with $1

    Eek Halloween Decor and Gift for Gracie

    Eek Halloween Decor and Gift Hello everyone, I would like to introduce my favorite waitress, Gracie. I knew when I say that “Eek” sign that I would make it up for her. This Eek Halloween Decor and Gift was given to her about two weeks ago. And she loved it. Dontcha love that smile. We made this in a live and yes the coordinating card was given to match. Starting with the sign. I found it at the Dollar Tree. It was just a plain chipboard sign. Before I purchased it I measured to be sure it was smaller then 12 x 12. Yes, it sure was. Now on to…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Spring has sprung It Started with sign idea using daisies.

    Spring has sprung It Started You know that I am ready, but are you?? Spring has sprung It Started with this cute but simple “wood” frame from the Dollar Tree. Happy Sunday!! I hope that you were able to get outside and smell those tulips and daffodils. Mine are all super happy!! Are you looking for a simple, cut and fun decor item?? How about this one?? Measuring in at about 4 1/5 x 7 3/4 This would be perfect for a tiered tray, standing with some spring flowers or even on its own. Here is the best part, I can very simply remove the DSP that it is all…

  • Craft Room,  YouTube video

    Bits and Pieces First for YouTube – Three cards!

    Bits and Pieces First for YouTube I love it, Bits and Pieces First for YouTube channel!! The bucket is starting to get away from me, but Here are a few ideas. First however, I need to note that there are items that are retired. I was super excited though that MOST is current. Okay, let’s break each one down… Staring with this one, the “Dear Friend” card. Keeping this one a little bit more simple. The sentiment on this one is from the Edens Garden stamp set. Then adding the Layering Circles dies and the Flowering of Friendship bundle. I know you are not able to tell the “pond” of…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Library Pansy’s Happy Birthday card for January.

    Library Pansy’s Happy Birthday This month’s Library Pansy’s Happy Birthday card was a hit! I was not surprised. I typically try and do BRIGHT and cheery cards. I know I have talked about the hooohuumms before, but they are a REAL thing! Anyway, the Pansy Petal Suite has all you need to beat them. Happy flowers, bright colors and fun bee trinkets. Even that Bumblebee Gingham ribbon works. The sentiments also from the suite stamp set called Pansy Patch. This suite focuses on the 2021-2023 In-colors. Ohhh this reminds me, you may want to fill in your cardstock packs, ink refills or embellishments for the 2020-2022 In-colors. You know that…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Little Things you do, from Pansy Patch

    Little Things you do Today the Little Things you do are BIG things. This post is a reminder from me to you about how important all those little things can be!! I am here to tell you that the little things are HUGE to me. A smile and a hello text are all important. That a butterfly is here to remind you also that someone loves you. Just fluttering by. This card truly has almost all of my favorite things. Gingham, butterflies a little bling and a different idea. You know where the butterfly comes from Butterfly Brilliance bundle, which was HUGE during the Butterfly Birthday Bash. The little bit…

  • In-Colors

    Flowers for Every Season, just a flower??

    This is more then just a flower… Would you agree?? I have a friend that loves sunflowers. So I wanted to be sure to send this amazing card to her. Cutting out the petal outline two times and layering them … AMAZING!! I bet you remember the cards we did for Coffee and Cards on Saturday. Well the Jar punch is part of this same suite. Flowers for Every Season (154132), is what I like to call a “super” suite, because it has two stamp set bundles, ribbon, DSP, embellishments, Shaker Domes, Memory and More card pack and cards. But that is not all! It also includes four of the…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    2/8 Coffee and Cards-Day 7

    Alternative colors?? Purple Posy and Rococo Rose with Soft Suede are the two that we did for the Live. Dontcha love that Gingham DSP?? Available in EVERY color!! Anyway, grab your 1/8 inch circle punch (retired) and the Heartfelt Bundle – 153885. Sprinkle in a stamp from the Strong & Beautiful -147732 too! There is a very subtle heart that is stamped along the bottoms of each Soft Suede layer. We talked on the live about using the Stamparatus – 146276. I tried this after and here is how it looked.. Just too close together! And if you moved down more than one just not close enough. I did want…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Smile with a tissue…

    You can SMILE using the 2019-2021 In-Color DSP pack (149617) and the Daisy Lane Bundle (151118). I would like to brighten your day by walking you through how to make these super cute pocket tissue holders. I sure hope you love thee as much as I do. Wouldn’t a sick friend just love one of these?? Here is a reminder of the measurements and scores. Thick Whisper White 4 x 8, DSP 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 and 1 5/8 x 3 3/4 Score with 8″ (long) across the top 1/2 – 1 1/4 – 3 1/4 – 4 The pocket tissue pack just fits inside. No worries it will…

  • Challenges,  old site

    Global Design Challenge Day

    Join me today for the Global Design Challenge #gdp181 This is a fun one… Color Challenge. I have been trying to be good and not use this Gingham Gala DSP (148554) it is supposed to be back in stock ANY day… fingers crossed. One of my go to sentiment sets Petal Palette (145788) this one could also be labeled as a Simple Stamping card, but the ribbon and embellishment take it out of that category, kinda … The leaves are stamped in the same Lemon Lime Twist ink as the paper… Ohhh this color will only be available for a few more months… please do not miss out!. Once again,…

  • 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…