• 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…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Happy & Heartfelt Valentine card with Sweet Talk too.

    Happy & Heartfelt Valentine Ohhh how I love the Happy & Heartfelt Valentine card. Do you see that the beautiful patterns mixed together. Yes, I sure do love it!! But that is just the start of all the things. So much to look at, let’s start with the DSP. Sweet Talk is where all three of these papers come from. Have you gotten yours yet?? Well if not I have a plan for some non-valentine cards too!! Moving on to the cardbase. This “fun fold” is soo easy. All I did was cut off an inch of cardstock. Here is were you can see how that works. Using the Stitched…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Six Tasteful Treats, Sweet Heart dies too!

    Day Six Tasteful Treats Can you believe that today is Day Six Tasteful Treats. How is it that we have done that many?? Did you miss any?? Well you will find them all as follows…. day one, day two, day three, day four and day five. I know that is has been a sweet. Ohh, these were super fun. I wanted to see if the Tasteful Labels dies would work. And they sure did! Here is what I did… I cut two of the same label, front and back. Created a “box” to hold the candy that I wanted. Note that the boxes fit ‘inside’ (or behind) the labels that…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Love it, Chop it

    Day 5 Mailbox of Love, using Sweet Talk DSP

    Are you ready for our second to last idea?? This one is one that might look familiar to you if you join me for a Facebook Live. However, I added a few extra things. You are going to love this one!! Day 5 Mailbox of Love Here we go, Day 5 Mailbox of Love. This one was a CRAZY idea. That turned out so awesome. It is still on my rack and with the fun additions I love it even more. Grab your Sweet Talk DSP (suite). You can check out the original video here. Thanks to my brother!! Let’s start with the flag, This “sentiment” die is from the…

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

    Day One Treat ideas, not just for Valentine’s Day.

    Day One Treat ideas Here we are on Day One, Treat ideas. This one is all about the little pieces. It really is super easy and really could be ANY color you pick. I really am having loads of fun with the Hello Ladybug bundle. Going the more traditional color scheme for this treat package. Poppy Parade, Just Jade and a peek of Pumpkin Pie in the Flowering Fields DSP. Question… Have you colored the Gingham Ribbon yet?? You that you can right?? Well, trust me that is what I did on this one. Grabbed my Dark Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blend (alcohol marker) and colored a length long enough for…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events

    6 Days of Treat ideas… Valentine’s Day treats.

    6 Days of Treat ideas.. Join me for 6 Days of Treat ideas starting Tuesday, February 1. I am working on some fun ideas. A couple are simple. There are a couple you might have seen before. However, I will say that you are going to be all set for treats for ALL your sweeties. I look forward to seeing what you think… I do hope to inspire and encourage you to pass out a few extra fun sweets this Valentine’s day! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • 3D Thursday

    Otters for Rick’s 3D Thursday treat container.

    Otters for Rick’s 3D Thursday You will need your Stampin’ Blends using the Otters for Rick’s 3D Thursday idea. Look how cute it turned out!! Now let me remind you that during Sale-a-Bration you get to pick FREE items from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The main stamped image is from one of these stamp sets. The Awesome Otters has three different otters and a couple of sentiments too. The DSP and treat box that he used is from the Sweet Talk Suite. This suite features colors like Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Real Red and So Saffron. I love all the color choices. It really…

  • 3D Thursday

    My turn 3D Thursday, with a “growing” idea.

    Happy Thursday to you, it is My turn 3D Thursday. Ohhh I am excited!! With Valentine’s Day coming I have sooo many fun ideas to share. Head on over to your local Dollar Tree and pick up some little clay post, skewers and foam so that you can make what I have for you…. See what I mean?? Growing Hearts!! I had a lot of fun creating these super cute decor items that I already have BIG plans for on my plant ledge in my kitchen. I bet you want the step by step instructions?? Well all you need to do is head on over to the 3D Thursday Free…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Last 3D Thursday of 2021 from Sherri, soo cute!

    Last 3D Thursday of 2021 Sherri has the Last 3D Thursday of 2021. And it sure is a cute one. Are you thinking of Valentine’s Day yet?? I sure am glad that Sherri has been! OMG, how fun is this idea? Guys, she used the Sweet Talk Suite from the upcoming Jan-June Mini Catalog. Added in a few other current items too. Starting with… Stitched so Sweetly dies Playful Alphabet dies Basic Borders Down It even closes. This would be cute for a little to use for valentines or just as decoration on a table. Tell me what love notes would you put inside?? Are you needing the tutorial like…

  • 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,  Holiday cards

    Love You Lots Heart punch pack.

    Love You Lots Heart Heartfelt and Love You Lots using the Heart punch pack. This Coffee and Cards project was a HUGE collaboration. The folks that join me live get to contribute and guide me to the final project. This project. I know, I know… I do have a starting point, but… there are times that we really go 180 from what I was thinking. That is based on what the “collaborators” say. Really!! I promise. For this card, I knew I wanted to use the Flower and Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. I also was thinking of the Heartfelt bundle. However, I was wanting to see the Be Mine Stitched…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie.

    Valentine card and Treat For today’s Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie. This was a Coffee and Cards item. The ladies were a lot of help. I showed the Valentine Keepsakes stamp set and before I even got through all the sentiments. The ladies LOVED the heart “flowers”. So stamping that was a must. I had planned on using that stamp already, but WOW!! Can you see the layered ribbon?? The White is from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack. The Real Red sheer ribbon which will be back in the Aug – Dec mini. The Heart Punch pack was really the way to complete this card. The…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Kits,  No Stamping??

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines cards and more

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines Are you in need of Quick Sweet Little Valentines?? These Cards and More set, is just the ticket!! Supplies to make 10 cards all for $10. No stamping required, but as you see with the additions we did during this live. The kit has two different card bases, two different patterned envelopes. The fun starts with the layering piece. There are two different styles but each one is two sided. Which means you have four total designs. Although cute as is, the top left is just as directed/designed. No additions. Secondly I stamped the bow stamped and “Be Mine” sentiment added, top right card. I wanted…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Candy Wrap Valentine’s-Day 9

    Getting closer! These candy boxes wrapped in cardstock! Using the From My Heart DSP – . In addition to the Heartfelt Bundle some left over hearts from past projects. Along with leftover dyed twine. How did I cover that? Check out the latest QWick and WOW!! video! I will take you through step by step. Please be sure to subscribe and share! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    From my Heart and Paper Pumpkin – Day 8

    Here is a where Paper Pumpkin meets some beautiful DSP! The stamps are done the Paper Pumpkin. Using the Stamparatus to be sure that the hearts all line up! Then add the Happy Valentine’s Day to the last one. The tag used the scalloped tag topper and triple punch. The DSP is different sizes 1/2, 3/4 and 1 inch. Try the different pattern together to get the look that you like. Top it with twine, like this or use some ribbon. No Bling is necessary because the DSP has a foil look on one side. AND you can use this tag for a gift, flowers or even a pretty box!…

  • 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

    6 of 10 Days of Love

    Do you give little treats?? I give my sweetie and kids treats, but how about the nieces and nephews? I think this would be PERFECT!! Using a 6 x 8 piece of DSP and a few scores and cuts. DONE! This From My Heart – 151189 DSP is in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog. The coordinating Heartfelt Bundle – 153775 (or the From My Heart Suite -153931) including two heart punches that layer together. The plain heart above is Vellum – 101856. The sentiment is stamped with you guessed, Real Red! Be sure to let it dry completely!! The layered little hearts are leftovers from Coffee and Cards. You know…

  • Holiday cards

    Day 4 of Valentines – Heartfelt – create your own DSP

    Fun idea today… Let’s make our own DSP (designer series paper). Here are the Ink colors…. Poppy Parade, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink and Crumb Cake. Using the Heartfelt stamp set (151417 B-153775) and the largest image first, general rule. Keep in mind that you have a sentiment layer to add over the “DSP”. We used only a 4 x 5 1/4 inch pieces, but you could make a whole sheet and then make up several cards. In other words spread some more love!! Now, you know I did not think about this, of course, until just now that Happy Valentines needs some Shimmer Spritzer on it, hummm!! ANYWAY, the layering…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Heartfelt and Busy… Day 3

    What do you do with scraps?? Well, you make tags of course!! After doing some class cutting, the scraps were kinda piling up… YIKES!! I know mixing patterns is not for everyone, but With 1/2 inch, 3/4 and 1 inch strips… Pick your favorites, trim the bottoms and add some twine. This tag could be used for a card like this, duhh. Or just on a gift, flowers maybe?? Whatever you need it for. I hope you have an AMAZING week! Thank you for joining me today! Hug and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    2/1 Coffee and Cards – Day 2 valentines.

    Ohhhh it is Saturday already!! What a quick week… I sure hope everyone will enjoy this weekend and fingers crossed it does NOT go by tooo QWick… I am still working on Valentine’s. Soooo many ideas.. In keeping with the GDP challenge colors.. Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White. Using some science, meaning that I dyed the Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Also, spritzing works too! Have you mixed up your shimmer paint spritzers yet?? NO??? What are you waiting for?? QWick and WOW!! Shows you how… I sure have been having fun with that red spritzer!! Even this “Love You Lots” has been spritzed. OKAY, maybe I am getting…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1,  YouTube video

    Heartfelt for It Started with a $1

    Here is where it started… I saw these cute jars at the Dollar Tree. Soo many possibilities! But where to begin?? hummmm Craft Whisper White ink… just for the center section. However, this did take a LONG time to dry! Over 24 hours. After that I remembered about the Global Design Project challenge! How perfect is this color challenge for this goodie jar! Ohhh Valentine’s Day goodies! Okay, pull out the Heartfelt bundle (153775) the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527) and the New Spritzer bottle that I made for the QWick and WOW! Video. Whisper White thick cardstock is spritzed with the shimmer paint. Check the video here! The From…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Jan 2020 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    Sooo much fun happening with this Paper Pumpkin box!! Extra treats… cards too! A challenge for a PRIZE on my Facebook page! But back to this post! YOU know I will not say that I am a scrapbooker, BUT this idea came to me in the middle of the night. SERIOUSLY! The tic tac toe pattern stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink. Using the large stamp and my favorite heart! Using the Bee Mine from the box and the die cut circle but flipping it over! Stamping with Highland Heather and Crumb Cake inks. I love the bee and the die cut is sooo CUTE, but again wrong color. Hummmm,…

  • Add a page title,  Coffee and Cards,  Paper Pumpkin

    Valentine treats for coffee and cards

    Yesterday, it SNOWed all day. Coffee and Cards was a great relaxing #paperpumpkin day. These little cuties were all included in the box. Well, except the card base (narrow note cards & envelopes pg 193 145583 $8) that the back kangaroo is on. Here is how the directions suggested to make the pillow boxes. The kangaroo is part of the Animal Outing (pg 27 146600 w-$29 c-$21) stamp set. Which is part of a suite of products; including die cuts, paper, ribbon even wood elements. All found on page 27 of the annual catalog. The chameleon and enamel hearts are exclusive to this paper pumpkin kit. These three photos are…