• Masculine Cards,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Forever Forest and Trusty Tools sentiment

    Forever Forest and Trusty Tools I know that I shared a card the other day with Forever Forest. However this Forever Forest and Trusty Tools for the sentiments. I know, I know I have used this color combo before too. Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green with a touch of white. Question for you … Do you have your Father’s Day cards done?? I love adding in layers to the sentiments. The Lemon Lime Twist with the flag sides works perfectly for the Linen Thread ‘bow’. I do not think that you can tell, but the stamped trees on the front are Heat Embossed in clear. I sure hope…

  • Home Decor

    All About Autumn Sampler Techniques too

    All About Autumn Sampler How long has it been since we have done a sampler?? It has been a LONG time actually. Today’s All About Autumn Sampler uses all the parts of this Suite. Now let me mention right off the bat that the DSP is NO LONGER available. I know, it is a total bummer. After Selling out 5 times. I was happy and fortunate to be able to get enough not only for me, Paper Share and the October Ding Dong Ditch. PHEW!! All the rest of the Suite is available, PLUS bonus the stamp set and dies will be moving to either the new catalog or an…

  • YouTube video

    Heat Embossing White or Colors Good Feelings

    Heat Embossing White or Colors Do you like Heat Embossing?? Have you used you Heat Tool lately?? Today is about Heat Embossing White or Colors, there are both on this card. You can check out the YouTube video which shows all the shenanigans on this card. The patterned paper is called Design a Daydream. It is an amazing 48 sheet pack of paper. However it is a Host only gift. Let me know if you have questions. Here is another question… Have you colored your ribbon. I used the Rich Razzleberry dark Stampin’ Blends. Back to the embossing. You can see the White for the front sentiment. Did you see…

  • Fancy Fold

    Fun Fold coloring birthday, simple but fancy

    Fun Fold coloring birthday I have a simple Fun Fold coloring birthday card idea for today. Using the Perfectly Penciled DSP, Pale Papaya cardstock and Basic Black. OHHH, but do not overlook the heat embossed sentiment. Here is how the fold works. You will need a 4 1/4 x 11 pieced of cardstock, scored at 5 1/2. You go over 1 1/4 and cut off that rest of the front. Turn that piece a 1/4 turn and BOOM. There is your fun fold. I love having simple, no extra cardstock needed “Fancy” looking cards. Tell me I am not alone in the comments!! Now, Here is the coloring part. You…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe using Brilliant Wings.

    Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe Earlier this month Joe and I celebrated our 12th anniversary. As always it is a Butterfly Anniversary card for Joe. Also in keeping with us, it is purple and green. My favorite color and his. Please note that I did use some pieces from the ‘Bits and Pieces’ container. Here is the other note, since I do not have to mail it, it does NOT have to fit inside and envelope. Did you see the live?? Yes, I did this for a live the day before out anniversary. I know it is tough to see, but I did a clear heat emboss of butterflies on…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Dove Peace on Earth with Dove of Hope bundle.

    Dove Peace on Earth This Dove, Peace on Earth for Christmas is my wish. Did you miss the live?? Check it out here. Just a reminder that this Dove of Hope bundle is from the Aug-Dec mini and will retire on Jan 4. Using an alternative color scheme today. But you can check out yesterday’s post if you are looking for a more traditional look. The Basic Gray and Smokey Slate really helps that White Embossing powder POP. You can see how the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon sparkles. I love the size of this dove. Did you know that there are actually 3 doves included in the set. There are…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Team Meeting

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn for Inky Whisper Sisters.

    Team Swaps Gilded Autumn Yesterday, I spoke about what we do at team meetings. Here is my team swaps Gilded Autumn, from September. I made 10 for everyone that participated. I really enjoy seeing what everyone creates. Have you every participated in a card swap?? It is kinda like Christmas seeing what others did with either the same products or just different things. sooo fun!! The theme last month was Fall. Heat embossing the sentiment in gold. Then die cut with the HUGE maple leaf from a returning favorite, Gathered Together Bundle. Just a tip for you, Calypso Coral is not listed on the color list. However it sure brings…

  • Holiday cards,  old site,  Technique

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    Erin go Braugh! and Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to you!! Sending luck to you on this day along with a spot of gold…. The Amazing Life (148750) stamp set is where this sentiment and 4 leaf clover come from… and is paired perfectly using the Stitched Rectangular Framelits (148551). These are available as a bundle (150624) saving 10%. Our cardstock colors are Garden Green and Lemon Lime Twist and a piece of vellum between. Have you heat embossed before?? Here are your basic supplies…. VersaMark (102283) Embossing Buddy (103083) Heat Tool (129053) Gold embossing powder (102129) (The gold is for this card) Using the embossing buddy wipe the intended area…

  • In-Colors,  old site

    Fresh Fig

    Today’s In-Color 2017-2019 color is Fresh Fig. Pairing that with the Dandelion Wishes (146747) add a little heat embossing, Fresh Fig (144174) sheer ribbon, and Whisper White/Silver Twine. Adding some depth to the dandelion with a dauber and Fresh Fig Ink to the “flower” heads. Using versa-mark and white embossing powder… Heat to set and amazing. Even the front sentiment is heat embossed. The inside was stamped with craft ink. The inside sentiment is from the Humming Along (148758) for another birthday card. I hope this help get your crafty mojo flowing…. thank you for joining me Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!