• Girls Night

    First May Girls Night Card using Flirty and Daffodil.

    First May Girls Night Card Here is the feminine or flower card. This being the First May Girls Night Card. This one being the more complicated one. Only really because it is a fun fold. You would have made two. Note that the top card has two flowers. That is because I did not want to waste ANY of those beautify flowers. The flowers are die cut out using the DSP. Let me tell you there are a TON too. Ohh, and all of the supplies are using the Hues of Happiness suite. I love changing the online card up just slightly. This one I used the background die twice…

  • Girls Night

    March Girls Night Card one of two, Seas the Day

    March Girls Night Card Here is the in person card and the online version of the March Girls Night Card. This is the First of two. You know that I like to change things up just a bit in my live version. I love having all these amazing birthday cards! Have you tried this class kit yet?? Ohh, I love sending out these great cards, parts and envelopes. Want to join me next time?? Here is how… Make a purchase of $25 (minimum), email me to get your packet for the May kit. Or you can pay the flat fee of $15. Both have additional shipping fees. The card on…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Retiring

    All Squared Away Retiring Soon Bundle idea.

    All Squared Away Retiring Join me today, looking at the All Squared Away Retiring soon bundle. I paired this one with an embossing folder that is also perfect for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss. Meadows Moments is a double folder set and also retiring (and 50% off too!!). Which is a win in my book. It really is so worth celebrating all of these layers. To get this look you will want to cut out the full square twice in two different colors. In this case it is Cajun Craze and Soft Succulent. I chose the Cajun Craze for the Clay pots that I have been planting in already.…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    The First of two Girls Night cards, Amazing Silhouettes.

    The First of two Girls Night Here is The First of two Girls Night cards from February. Hummm, apparently I really like this color combo because I used it in January too. I went looking for that one and apparently I have not shared it here yet… I will see what I can do to add it to the bottom. Anyway, the Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight (or Crushed Curry) make a beautiful combination! We did not use the background die from the Amazing Silhouettes bundle. However we did use all three stamps from the stamp set. Yes, it was a plan to use all three. They are easy…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Birthday Stamp-a-Stack, You pick your DSP!

    Birthday Stamp-a-Stack Here is all the information for the Birthday Stamp-a-Stack!! The way it is going to all work and what you will be getting!! First you will need to pick which DSP (designer series paper – patterned paper) that you want. Either the Heart and Home on the left or the Artfully Composed on the right. Need a closer look?? each name is a link, Check them out!! After you pick which paper, then you call me (email or text works too!) Sign up and join us!! Here is the basic other information… You will be making 4 different cards, five of each. Included in your $50 is a…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Rainbows and Turtles birthday card for the library.

    Rainbows and Turtles birthday card Back in January we made the Rainbows and Turtles birthday card at both libraries. This one could very easily have been a baby card too. Okay, the rainbows that are from the FREE Sale-a-Bration DSP called ‘Sunshine & Rainbows’. Adding in the cutest punch bundle Turtle Friends. It really is this cute! I think that the polka dot shell might push it over the top for me. However, it might be the cloud look that was used from the Basic Borders dies. I think I know a couple kiddos that would laugh if they got this for a birthday card. How about you?? The ‘Shell-ebrate’…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold, Birthday card

    Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold I am loving this Sale-a-Bration Bird fun fold. This card idea was from the Culver Library Class. Those lovely ladies LOVE fun folds. I especially like doing easy fun folds! This one uses NOTHING extra. But ohh, doesn’t it look fancy!! This Stamp set Friendly Hello is FREE with a $100 purchase (there is DSP too!). I would say this could be a simple stamping card, but there are just too many die cuts on it. Starting off with the Stitched So Sweetly dies. That is where the scalloped rectangles come from. That little leave die is from the Forever Flourishing dies. Think greenery on that…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday WOW card idea.

    Heart and Home Suite Birthday I am loving this Heart and Home Suite Birthday card. How about you?? This card gives you a look at two different pattern peeks. This one is also all about the 2020 – 2022 In-Colors. What do I mean?? Well both the Misty Moonlight and Cinnamon Cider used here are retiring the end of April. And if you forgot… It is always better to get what you need sooner rather then later!! Although the Jan – June Mini and what Suites it has goes until June (haha). If you love this suite as I do you will want to REALLY stuck up!! Grab your Wink…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    September Girl’s Night card, using Nature’s Beauty

    September Girl’s Night Here is a September Girl’s Night card. This one uses the Nature’s Beauty and the Artistically Inked stamp sets. For these two cards again one for the in person as a sample the second for the online class. The changes we made this time were not the outside. They were for the inside, see below. The one on the left is the original sample. In the live we decided to change it up and use a different critter. Which is your favorite? You know what… Here is something to think about. The Nature’s Beauty has NO sentiments. So adding in a simple “happy birthday” from the Artistically…

  • Happy Birthday

    Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card, Brilliant Wings.

    Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card Here you go, Joe’s Butterfly Birthday Card. Ohh, come on you are not surprised are you?? If so, here is the thing. There is a story about a butterfly from when Joe and I first started dating. If you do not know about that story, you will have to ask me. Anyway, I used the Brilliant Wings dies and Enjoy the Moment for the sentiments. I thought that the font was PERFECT. Grunged up all the edges, the ripped and even the butterfly too. The DSP is from the host pack, Pattern Party. I love this pack. Lots of Black and White patterns. I used the…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    First October Girl’s Night card, using Forever Greenery

    First October Girl’s Night Here is the first October Girl’s Night card. Using fall colors and Forever Greenery stamp set. To recreate this beauty you will need Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Old Olive inks. The original sample is on the right. The card on the left was the recreation for our online class. You guys know how I love to change things up! This is a closer look at the online version. We added a loop of Linen Thread under our punched out sentiment. Additionally we shifted the card to a tall version. I have to admit that I love this version. Not only because of the…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Ding Dong Ditch from June, see that stamp.

    Last two Ding Dong Ditch Are you ready for the Last two Ding Dong Ditch. This one is all about the DSP. Which is included in the class items. Curious check out this post. Keeping this background layers neutral so that you can use ANY of the subtle colors you wish! Now this ribbon was an addition to the kit. Why?? Because the “embellishment” typically, but this time was the embossing folder group. Yes, it had to be purple. Gorgeous Grape to more specific. Too many layers?? Keep in mind that these are only small sections of three different sheets. No matter if the small patterns are the same. Pick…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    Girl’s Night Beauty of Friendship with DSP too!

    Girl’s Night Beauty of Friendship Here is just one of the Girl’s Night using Beauty of Friendship. Beauty of the Earth is the suite name. Included in the suite is stamp set, dies, embossing folder and DSP. I was wondering what to do, because there is no Happy Birthday stamp in this set. Here is how I solved that… Hey Birthday Chick. No, I do not need an excuse to pull that one out, haha. Although the Beauty of the Earth DSP could be the star on any card front. I wanted to be sure to highlight a couple different patterns. Yes, yes here I go mixing my pattern DSP…

  • Happy Birthday

    Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said Bundle

    Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said Ohh this Wonderful Birthday with Elegantly Said looks fancy dontcha think?? It really comes down to that punch. Using the fancy top part of the tag. I did the same on all four corners and really it was like BOOM!! Using the Highland Heather to add the flowers. This bundle is a stamp and punch, Elegantly Said Bundle. The add of the Metallic cord and the Metallic Pearls complete the elegant look. I was wondering if I should have stamped a few flowers on the Highland Heather layer?? What do you think?? I am still wondering, humm. Although this is a beautiful birthday card, I…

  • In-Colors

    Polished Pink from Girls Night, second color look.

    Polished Pink from Girls Night I am looking back at this Polished Pink from Girls Night. I can not wait to see what we get for Girl’s Night in June. Dang everyone, that is only a few days away. Are you joining me online or in the studio?? Let me clarify that this card was from the May Girl’s Night. We have already done it in person AND online. Girly Girl overload?? I knew a couple of you that would say NO!! for me, maybe. I love ribbon, bling and embellishments. However all of them on one. It is all good!! I know that Helen would love this one!! for…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile using the pansies.

    Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile. Can it get much better then Butterflies Flowers and a BIG Smile?? I do not think so. Say hello to Judy. She is my neighbor and my dear friend. How much fun that we have birthdays only a few days apart!! She has tough be lots about “farm” life. But mostly about Chickens, Gardening and Canning. She and her hubby have “adopted” Joe and I as extended kids. We always give each other flowers for our birthdays. This was fun for me too. My mom helped me pick out this wonderful hanging basket when she visited just before my birthday. For this one, no…

  • Happy Birthday,  Retiring,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Goodbye Part 2, Plaid and Heartfelt

    Saying Goodbye Part 2 Here again Saying Goodbye part 2. Our first one has two ideas. This “thank you” card idea can be changed to any and yes ANY color combo. Plus with one run through the Stampin’ cut & Emboss you get two cards!! I love the texture that plaid creates. I need to share however that the stamp set is STAYING. It is just the die set Plaid Builder and Bundle price that is leaving. Also retiring on this card is the Braided Linen trim (already gone) and Small Bloom Punch. See, I used it a TON. I do mean a TON!! You will need the full size…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Farewell Part One… Fruit, Snow and Guys

    Saying Farewell Part One We are getting down to it, Saying Farewell, Part One. Here is the first of three. These five cars are form two different classes. One was Girls Night and the second was Coffee and Cards. The fun stamp set called Cute Fruit. Please can you remind me why we have not played with it again?? So many things, sooo Little time!! This stamp set is calling for summer!! Maybe even some fun spring break punch?? As you can see with the above photo – layers, simple stamping and even some fun, Shimmery Crystal Effects make this set happy. Here is our second review for tonight. This…

  • Happy Birthday,  Kits

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus Product Medley

    Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus I am still having fun with this Product Medley. Familiar Layout Flowering Cactus is just one of many more. This one is a brighter card, especially from last weeks, here. The Calypso Coral helps a bunch. Why do I love this layout?? Well because it showcases two DSP’s at once. You get enough of the patterns too. Just too much fun!! To share a few more things about this medley… The DSP, twine, dies and stamp set all go together. Ohh dang I almost forgot about the felt flowers. However, I love the twine. No surprise I am sure. I had fun doubling up the two…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it

    Flowering Cactus with Curvy dies. FUN!!

    Flowering Cactus with Curvy Can you believe this Flowering Cactus with the Curvy dies card?? I really wanted to try and use up some of these left over pieces. Even the sentiment is from the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. However the pieces that it is sitting on are 1 1/2 inch Circle Punch and the Tasteful Labels dies for the layering piece. Do you want to hear my favorite part?? It is the Curvy dies. This fun little add really worked out. And to thing that the top here was an extra piece. Really, it was the bottom piece that I had a plan for. Hummm, did I share that…

  • Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class

    February’s Second Girl’s Night Card, Enjoy the Moment.

    February’s Second Girl’s Night card. Here is February’s Second Girl’s Night card… Did you miss the first one?? Check out Sunday’s post here. I wonder … did you miss this stamp set in the Mini?? It is called Enjoy the Moment. I love this and really think of fall when I originally saw it. Why?? because that is when I collect seed from the dry flowers in the garden. That really is what these images are. Seed pods of all sorts. The largest image is poppy seed pods. That is usually the first pods you can collect. Mid summer usually. I know, ANYWAY… This card came together pretty quick cause…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy last Library card with my favorite DSP.

    Happy last Library card. Today is all about the Happy last Library card. Yes, using my favorite Flowers & Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. Using a slightly different color scheme then the last cards. I sure hope that you are not sick of seeing this DSP because there is SOO much more to come. And it is FREE!! Here is how I can help you get to that $50. Cardstock, stamp set and punch. I bet that gets up pretty darn close. Here is the list… Pool Party cardstock Bumblebee cardstock Small Bloom punch Best Year stamp set Guess what the total is?? $50.50 Now you might have those cardstock colors.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for two..

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration Yes, that is a huge list: Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for these cute cards. Here is the best part, the DSP and stamp are … FREE Yes, they are both from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The Oh So Ombre DSP is free with a $50 product purchase and then the Approaching Perfection stamp set is also free with a second $50 product purchase. To help you get there the Stamparatus is a must. Now, you only need $51 more. Add in your Basic White, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green cardstock. However, you will not want to forget the BLING!! Whether it is the Reversible Ribbon or…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Feels Like Frost Frosty, still available.

    Feels Like Frost Frosty I wanted to share this Feels Like Frost and Frosty because the DSP is STILL available. YUP, and at 50% off. That is a total win to me!! We did use this DSP last year, check this out. However, I also wanted to share that the Snowman Season stamp set is in the annual catalog. Ohh, I almost forgot so is the Snowman Builder punch. I really am liking these cards (no not the Merry Christmas) for winter birthday’s. I am talking about this one. This is Frosty, and his magic hat blew off. We had so much fun in the live making these. Check it…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    First November Girl’s Night card with greenery.

    First November Girl’s Night The First November Girl’s Night card has two different versions. I was worried about not having enough of the Whisper White Crinkle Ribbon. I like the Linen Thread alternative too. Which is your favorite?? Need a little bit of a closer look?? The only difference is the ribbon. Humm, I like them both. Our colors for this Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Mint Macaron. Question?? Could this card be for something else?? I would say yes. Change the inside sentiment. The front could really have any inside. Even the leaves could be a thinking of you, hello or even miss you for the inside. Does this…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    Fall themed Birthday Card for Coffee and Cards

    Fall themed Birthday card. Do you like themes to your cards?? This Fall themed Birthday card is perfect for you. I mixed a few sets this time. The Gather Together stamp set and the fun Autumn punch pack. Both of these are bundles in the Aug-Dec Mini catalog. Why did I mix the two?? Well, I love the pumpkins and large maple leaf in the Gather Together stamp set. And we needed the small sized leaves from the punch pack. You can check the live that has been added to my YouTube videos. Have you subscribed yet?? Be sure to do so while you are checking out the live for…

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    October Girl’s Night, the first card.

    October Girl’s Night On the first Friday of each month, you can come and make some birthday cards. October Girl’s Night was no exception. We crafted, talked and laughed too! This was the first of two cards that the girls made. We always have two designs and they made two of each design. I saw this layout somewhere and knew that I had to try it. To simple?? I think the technique that I added kept the ladies on their toes. The Country Home stamp set has the beautiful water jug. But where in the heck did I get that sentiment?? Well, I made it. You might want the Stamparatus…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    Forgotten Culver Card – Sunflowers

    Forgotten Culver Card I have no idea how I forgot to share this one. Check the first card, Mum here and the second, Tasteful Layers here. However, the forgotten Culver card, has just a little coloring for the Sunflower centers with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. Here is the more neutral card. Yes, still birthday, but I would send this one to my Dad. He would be happy with it. The Bumblebee ink creates the perfect color for the sunny Sunflower petals. The girls that come to my facebook live have been reminding me to stamp the insides. Well, here you go!! Adding three of the small sunflowers to…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Uncategorized

    September Girl’s Night – Happy Birthday

    September Girl’s Night Do you believe it is almost time for Girl’s Night?? Yes, this Friday!! WoooHooo! To give you can idea, this is one of the cards from September’s Girl’s Night. I am really looking forward to the October class too!! But how about this Whale of a Time card?? Can we talk a minute?? Would you have put the Pear Pizzazz and Pretty Peacock together?? I am not sure that I would have if it wasn’t for it being on the Whale of a Time DSP list. Add in the Blackberry Bliss and Calypso Coral kinda different right?? Anyway, this one has all of those and I love…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Mum with Medium Daisy punch for a birthday.

    Mum with Daisy Punch. Here is my version of a fall flower. I have not made a mum with the Daisy punch, have you?? I really got the idea from the Ornate Garden DSP. Right down to the colors, Mint Macaron, Early Espresso and Bumblebee. I created this card for the Culver Library class. The ladies loved it. Always need a birthday card, right?? How about that mum?? I could see adding another punch or two. However, having to have all the supplies cut and ready to go was key. Check out this other card using the Medium Daisy Punch. I will explain that in a minute. Do you see…