• Fairs / Events,  Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Super Fancy from Fun Fold Class Sweet Strawberry.

    Super Fancy from Fun Fold Here is a Super Fancy from Fun Fold class. Have you gotten your Sweet Strawberry bundle yet?? I know that I will be using is a whole lot!! Let’s talk strawberry colors!! I have tried Flirty Flamingo with Real Red for this card. However, I have also used Calypso Coral and Cherry Cobbler. One more combo that I need to try is Real Red and Cherry Cobbler. Which to me is the obvious color combo. Although it really would not have a ton of contrast. Wanting to show you a little how the fold works. Yes, there really is a lot of cardstock and DSP…

  • In-Colors,  Retiring

    Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste, thoughts??

    Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste Happy mail using the Pretty Perennials and In Good Taste DSP!! Yes, there is a bonus of Fresh Freesia too! I need to make a few more of these. I have to admit I have a ton of scrap pieces from this DSP (Designer Series Paper) pack. No they do not have to look all the same, right?? Keep in mind when you are mass producing cards that those scraps can add just enough of a change to make things EXCITING!! The “happy” stamp comes from the Pretty Perennial bundle which is retiring the end of this month. However, I am super excited to…

  • 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…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash.

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is the fun post… Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash. I think I forgot to take a few photos… DANG IT!! But Here is our first winner, This is a gift certificate to get her catalog bond from out local UPS. My favorite part is seeing all the smiles. I do love to spoil my customers and can not wait to be able to more of it next time!! These three were having fun and then prize patrol came and brought out THE BIG SMILES!! To me this is what it is all about!! Sharing my love of crafting with amazing people. No matter the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects.

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash Here are the Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects. No worries if you missed some there is a link at the bottom to find all of them!! In my second attempt to help Paula love this Enjoy the Moments stamp set, I created this. Needless to say I still have not won her over. I do promise to keep trying!! Anyway, yes there are butterflies. And here is where things really got fun. Ohhh Erica started it and then I ran with it. I mentioned the brick DSP patterned paper. Every time I I said brick she said house. So I grabbed my iPad and…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash,two more ideas.

    Afternoon of Butterfly Birthday Bash. The afternoon of the Butterfly Birthday Bash started with a break for lunch. Make your own sandwiches Ham, Turkey or Roast Beef. Topped with lettuce tomato or just plain. Chips of course, potato salad or cole slaw and you have already seen the Cupcakes. YUMMMM!! Plus that was the extra time I needed to finish coloring the butterflies. And you bet there was lots of chatter and laughing!! However there is always more silliness!! This card was right after lunch. It needed to be not too complicated for that after lunch nap needed time. haha. Now, I know that I am not the only one!!…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash, first of four projects.

    Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash. It really was a fun Morning of Butterfly Birthday Bash. Here is where we started. Keep in mind that there was a lot of goodies in that goodie bag. Three different papers, four different embellishments and two different ribbons. But the main focus was one the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle. Yes, even after all the class prep I still love this bundle. The above card it the first of four project that we did in the morning. Full Supply list here. Using the WHOLE stamp for this card and also stamping that one image on a second piece for a later project. You will see for…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash starting with prep work.

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash The first part of the Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash. I know that it might only be interesting to some of you. However my dad might enjoy this too. I do not do too many BIG events. When I do, I go ALL out!! For the Butterfly Birthday Bash, the goodie bag was HUGE!! The above photo is just the different papers that you received. Note the In Good Taste DSP is carried over to the new Annual Catalog, woooHOOO!! The Hydrangea Hill DSP and that beautiful Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass is from the Jan-Jun Mini. That is just the start!! There were several embellishments,…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb and pink

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb I am ready for some Springtime Joy with a Lamb wearing flowers. How about you?? I bet it does not feel like spring today, but … This little cutie is here to say hello and think Spring. I created this card for the Culver Library class last month. We try and be a holiday ahead. I think she needs some eyelashes?? hummm?? Maybe even a little bit of coloring on her little feet. The “crown” coloring was done with Watercolor Pencils. Reminder, do not forget to use your Blending Pen to get a softer more blended look. However, you could easily do it with the…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Pages, Journals and Books

    Strong and Beautiful Journal Cover

    Strong and Beautiful Journal For today I want to create a Strong and Beautiful Journal cover. Do you journal?? I had a friend ask me to come and help create some ideas to help her customers with personalizing their planners, journals and lists. Here is my favorite! You know that Butterflies would be a must. And of course there would be purple. Why?? Because it is for me.. I actually have a journal, did not use it until I added a few things to it. Why?? because it was a BLANK piece of white paper. Where do you start?? It actually was a little intimidating to me. Yeah, right… I…

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

    In Good Taste Birthday card with wood elements.

    In Good Taste Birthday Needing a masculine card, In Good Taste Birthday card is a place to start. The In Good Taste Suite has DSP, Stamp set, Dies, Embossing Folder and these awesome wood elements. However for this card we only use the DSP (designer series paper) and the wood elements. Can not see the Wood elements?? Well I added a touch of ink. This photo shows them off a little bit better. How did I do that?? Well I just placed them on the ink pad. You may want to lightly tap on them for full coverage. They will need to be allowed to dry. It really does not…

  • Girls Night,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Butterflies in good taste – Happy Birthday.

    Butterflies in good taste!! Two of my favorite things!! Wood and Butterflies! Do you have the Butterfly Beauty Dies?? How about the In Good Taste DSP?? I am sorry but you NEED this designer series paper!! The Butterflies in good taste, need this DSP! All the ladies who came to girl’s night did all different colored butterflies. Which colors would you have picked?? Please make a huge note!!! I did not pick purple, purple and purple… hahaha. Keep in mind that this die cut does 5 butterflies in one cut. Yes, they are all connected. If you carefully cut a couple off you can add them to a new card.…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    Layers of Tasteful Touches labels.

    Layers of Tasteful Touches. In need of a masculine card?? Do you like woodgrain?? The In Good Taste Suite has all you need! Including little wood elements. No, I did not use them on this card. This one is another Culver Library Class card. Layers of Tasteful Touches dies was what I needed to add interest with what started out as a little stamping. A closer view of the front shares what started as just one stamped fern. Yes, it turned into a whole bunch… ohhh well. The ladies were very patient, thankfully!! Mossy Meadow and Soft Suede inks were what we used. Three different DSP pieces and four of…

  • Coffee and Cards

    DSP and Lovely You Bundle for two different looks.

    Grab your DSP and Lovely You bundle. I love versatility. The In Good Taste DSP and Lovely You bundle can be both masculine and feminine. Really it just depends on the pattern you choose. These two cards are good examples. You can see the step by step in the live here. Grab you 1/2 inch to 1 inch scraps to create all those lovely layers and extra patterns. I just realized what the card on the left needed. And I sure wish that I would have figured that out during the live. I am not going to tell you because I will share it when I put that one together.…

  • In-Colors,  Masculine Cards

    Good Things with the Shimmer Paint.

    Good Things with Shimmer… No intervention needed, I promise… I used the Shimmer Paint right out the of the bottle. Using two different suites to create this card. The DSP comes from the World of Good. However, the embossing folder, die cut and sentiment comes from the In Good Taste. Are you looking for a way to get that vintage feel?? Dontcha, love how that embossing folder texture is colored?? Grab your sponge for this one… using the Early Espresso ink just LIGHTLY sweep on that ink to highlight that texture. Using that same sponge darken the edges of the rips and rolls, also to the edges of your “quill”.…

  • Pages, Journals and Books

    7/7 Coffee and Cards, making a journal more personal…

    I love making a journal personal… What do I mean?? Making a journal personal is really as easy as putting your spin on the cover. Why?? It is something that you will more likely want to look at and work in each day if you enjoy how the outside looks. Silly?? Not really, because if you put personal things on the inside, why not put some of your personality on the outside!?! To get started you will need a composition book, I picked up several from the dollar store. However, back to school time is close, check the sales! Find some DSP that coordinates with your favorite cardstock. Layer as…

  • Paper Share

    2020-2021 Paper Share

    Paper Share This year paper share will have a couple of add on options. I will share those tomorrow. In the 2020-2021 annual catalog there are 10 different DSP packs. Eight of the packs are 12 x 12 and two are 6 x 6 . This year the same as in the past you will get a 6 x 6 sheet of every 12 x 12. and one pattern of each 6 x 6. In total the share will get you 156 pieces. WOW, right?? Here are the names of the DSP packs.. and unless stated there are 12 pieces in each pack. Art Blooms 152495 – 12 x 12…