• Technique,  YouTube video

    Antiqued Love card Perennial Lavender

    Antiqued Love card Perennial This one is a favorite for me… The Antiqued Love card Perennial Lavender DSP and Quiet Meadow stamps and dies to create it. I wanted to use the Quiet Meadow for the splatter and text stamps. As you can see by the above photo I used them in several spots. I like the similarity of the dies also. At the time I created this card the dies were on back order. Do not forget to grab your Crumb Cake dauber. You will need it in several spots. NOTE, There are actually three different pieces from the Perennial Lavender DSP. One – the gingham, Two – the…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sherris Bee Mine Beehive box 3D Thursday

    Sherris Bee Mine Beehive Ohhh this is one I have been looking for… You guys seriously!! I can not wait to sit down and make this one. Sherris Bee Mine Beehive box is soo cute and perfect for the Bee Mine Suite!! That little beehive is going to be fun to figure out. You will want to be sure to head on over to the 3D Thursday FB page and leave some love and get your FREE Tutorial!! I have done a few things with this suite already and can honestly say that YOU NEED this one. It is not just for Valentine’s Day. This DSP is perfect for Spring.…

  • Masculine Cards

    Let’s Go Fishing Fun fold for Graduate!

    Let’s Go Fishing Fun Fold Here we are again with more Masculine card ideas!! Today’s Let’s Go Fishing Fun Fold could be so many things!! This simple Askew Gate fold is just want you need to get a bit more mileage outta that DSP!! How do you ask?? Well, using a 3 inch strip will get you a tad bit more. And you know that I am going to use the heck outta that gingham sheet!! I might even be know to hoard that, hahaha. Yes, this one was for a video and I walk you through the step by step of making this one. Right down to the punches.…

  • YouTube video

    Hey Chuck Rise and Shine for YouTube

    Hey Chuck Rise and Shine Coffee Cheers, to you!! Today’s fun idea was from YouTube. Guys you know how much I love my Chickens. Well the Hey Chuck bundle is super fun too!! Now the Hey Chuck Rise and Shine card idea was super easy. Looking for the ALL the information?? Check out the video!! Now, You know that I had to use Highland Heather here, right?? Keep in mind though that you could use ANY color for your coffee cups! And as far as that goes, it could be any color DSP scrap too!! I used Glorious Gingham scraps for my ‘trim’ on my coffee cups. Ohh, do not…

  • Holiday cards

    Joes 2023 Country Bouquet Valentines Day card

    Joes 2023 Country Bouquet Valentines You know that I always share the card for my sweetie. Joes 2023 Country Bouquet Valentines Day card and coordinating envelope. I created this card to go with a treat box that I created for the 6 Days of Valentine’s Day ideas. Yes, that box was full of chocolates. However, that beautiful box needed a card to go with it. I was sure to use all the same pieces. I added the whole list to the video description. However here is the short list… Soo are you wondering about the butterflies?? Well that is a “thing” for Joe and I. Even the purple. Here is…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Heart Valentine box from YouTube, check it out.

    Heart Valentine box from YouTube We sure had fun over on YouTube with the 6 Days of Valentine ideas!! You still have time!! With five days until Valentine’s Day… there is time. You know that you can use the goodies in your stash to create any of these projects. Today is one of those projects, Heart Valentine box from YouTube. Can you see the heart in the box shape?? I know it is actually rectangles together, but … I am using my imagination. This is a Jennifer original too. It took about three different trials to get all the measurements figured out. I almost had to get Joe’s help, ALMOST.…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards

    Heartfelt Ladybug Black and White of movement

    Heartfelt Ladybug Black and White Guys, today has two options. One a gate fold and the other a regular fold. Both are Heartfelt Ladybug Black and White cards with motion on the inside. The gate fold was created for the Culver Library ladies. The regular fold was for YouTube. Have you seen that video?? If not check it out here. Here are the close ups. The heart spots were a suggestion in my live. I loved the suggestion too! I also love the Black and White concept for all different holidays. Who doesn’t love a pop of Real Red, right?? The addition of the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder adding…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  YouTube video

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards, Power of 3

    Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards You guys know that I like to share my methods for stepping up cards. A few weeks ago on YouTube, I did these cards. The Gingham Cottage Christmas Cards were a smash!! I kept to traditional Garden Green and Real Red for these cards. We started with the DSP a punch, Handmade Tag and the Framed and Festive stamp set. The punch is a hold over item. However, that stamp set is while supplies last. Have you not seen it enough yet?? I LOVE this stamp set, the font and the sentiments themselves. Anyway… Next I had some scraps of The Christmas Pinecone dies, they were…

  • 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…