• 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…