• In-Colors

    Campology with Parakeet Party fun fold idea.

    Campology with Parakeet Party Continuing on the with the 2022-2024 In-Colors. How about this Campology with Parakeet Party and Shaded Spruce?? And for a BIG win a fun fold too!! I went back to a monochromatic look for the one. I really went through all our GORGEOUS greens to see what would go best. The Shaded Spruce really gets that Parakeet Party to POP!! I think that the Basic White inside does not hurt either. What do you think?? Using the Shaded Spruce ink for the background trees and the Evergreen border punch. Have you used that yet?? If not it really is pretty easy. I think a double or…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring item still available.

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring One last Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring Seas the Day bundle. One of these cards I did for the library and the other was for YouTube. I love the large sea die, however, Ohhh the possibilities. Using all the seaweed and little parts. Which is your favorite the octopus or the crab?? The concept of these are pretty much the same. I have to say that the dies are super fun in this bundle. I wanted to try and add a pop of color using the Tahitian Tide. Using that with the Calypso Coral for the crab was a total winner!! I do…

  • Holiday cards,  Masculine Cards

    My Dad He’s all That, Father’s Day card idea today!!

    My Dad He’s all That Here we go, My Dad He’s all That. I would add in a bag of chips, but he would not eat them. Here is the new He’s All That suite. I have been having lots of fun with this one. I have used it for a couple ideas. And did you know that It is the June Ding Dong Ditch too. You bet!! Anyway, Using the coordinating dies for the “badge” plus adding in a circle from the new Stylish Shapes. However, I have usually struggled with combining White and Vanilla. Apparently not for this one. I love it, YOU?? Here is a closer view…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Debbies Hes the Man 3D Thursday treat idea!

    Debbies Hes the Man Ohh, you guys, Debbies Hes the Man for this weeks 3D Thursday. I am super excited to try this treat holder. I really want to see what all it will hold!! Head on over to the group, photo above is a link! I can not wait to see what all will fit inside. Are you a nuggets fan?? They are super easy to use scrap DSP pieces, wrap as an easy decoration, I think if I can find the right treat to put inside that my Dad would love this. Wondering how you can get these products?? Well, they will be in the new 2022-2023 Annual…

  • Masculine Cards,  Retiring

    May Culver Library Class was almost lost, but found.

    May Culver Library Class Thankful that things are getting back to normal even for the May Culver Library card class. This one has a fun addition using the new Beauty of Friendship bundle (suite too). Somewhere we did a Girl’s Night card similar to this. However this time I added the 3D look with the new dies. I love how it actually looks like dad is enjoying his tea under the two trees. You really can get a good idea of these tree tops now. Yes, I so love my dimensionals!! The A Cut Above stamp set includes both birthday and father’s day sentiments. I do not know why this…

  • 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,  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…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Hello Handsome from Pallet Thoughts

    Hello Handsome from Pallet Do you struggle with Masculine cards?? Hello Handsome from Pallet Thoughts will help you with that… You guys know that I love my Stamparatus!! And that I love Pallet wood. You can get the full step by step here. Using the Stamparatus for a full 4 x 11 piece of “wood”. Then using it for a just a couple cards! First looking at the “It’s a good day”. Crumb Cake and Early Espresso with a few leaves. Braided Linen Trim to “tie” it all together! I did dig into the bits and pieces container for the leaves. Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pig and Highland Heather in both…

  • 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…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Dad, Happy Father’s Day

    Dad, Sorry I could not be with you today!! You know I thought about you first thing this morning. I hope you at least had a nice day. I know it would have been much more fun with all of us, but … You did get the twins at least. The cute and fun ones!! Not the big bratty ones. haha. Anyway, I have some fun treats to put in your coordinating box! Not going to tell you what I picked up… NOPE!! I sure hope that you like this card, but I also know that you usually like them all (smile). Here is the latest episode of Jennifer TV,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique

    Snow Front?

    Sure does not look like a snowy scene. I really love how much this set changes when you change the colors. You can check the facebook live here. The only thing that was subtracted was the “smoke” from the chimney. To do that was just a matter of not inking that section of the cabin. Funny how the look changes also when you watercolor or just straight stamp. Can you tell which is which?? The first one (left) is the straight stamp. How can you tell? The leaf colors are darker. The “grass” in that one is where we started the watercolor technique. They the leaves on the second (middle)…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    6/16 Tuesday Edition Coffee and Cards

    Want to get more from you DSP?? Who doesn’t, right?? I went from 9 card fronts to 12. Just a simple change. Check out the video to hear the tip!! Join me for Crafty Thursday 10:30 am central time over on my facebook page. Need some quick “masculine” birthday cards?? That was what I needed. A few punches use but just the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set (148618). Also, they all have the same basic “supplies” and “cuts”. I just changed the orientation and placement. Need a closer look? The DSP is from World of Good and really has AMAZING background use! It really is perfect for these cards! Even…

  • Girls Night,  Masculine Cards,  Technique

    Catch of the Day for Girl’s Night Birthday

    Let’s talk Girls Night! Making a Masculine Birthday and the Perennial Birthday “booklet”, which we will talk about tomorrow.. So much fun creating your own DSP (designer series paper). Here was the hardest part, what colors to pick? Hummmm. Finally settled on Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake. Each attendee was given a 4 by 11 sheet of Whisper White. Now, how to get started….. my suggestion is to start with the biggest image first! These are all pretty much the same, BUT I choose the “fish basket”, using Crumb Cake ink. Be sure to leave room you can ALWAYS add. The coastal Cabana and hat were next. Lastly,…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    12/28 Coffee and Cards

    Holy Cow that is a lot of cards!! Four full size and Six 3 x3, all from two 6 x 6 pieces of DSP (designer series paper). You would not know from this side, but this is Christmas DSP. The Night Before Christmas (150437) if full of stockings, Christmas trees and even reindeer. Combine that with Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp set (148618) and Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set (146667) and you got a bunch like this. Starting with the full size cards. Which do you like better?? The left, all lined up or the right, topsy tervy?? The other difference is that the Navy version does not have Linen Thread…

  • Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards,  Technique

    8/17 Coffee and Cards

    Happy Birthday, Dad!! I know I have said before that my Dad reads my blog.. Soooo, lets all wish him a Happy Birthday! His party was right after Coffee and Cards, a driving I went quick like a bunny to get there on time… close but not quite. On the live video there where several tips/tricks. I hope you will #replay to let me know that you were able to watch. The Garage Gears Dies (148521) and the Well Said Stamp set (148796) are how it all started. Along with, Merry Merlot, Smokey Slate,Whisper White Cardstock and Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Like the grungy look added to that twine… I…

  • Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards

    Sail Away with Well Said

    I am sure this has never happened to anyone else, but me… haha. Did you plan to use something, but then things change. This card has a new life as a masculine birthday card. What do you think?? Curious, where all the parts come from?? The two DSP (Designer Series Papers) are from the Come Sail Away DSP (149481), meaning the lighthouse pattern and the stripe. Both of the sentiments are from the Well Said stamp set (148796). However, did you know that that stamp set has 51 different stamps?? ALL the sentiments you would need in one year! Holy Cow! Let’s talk about my favorite parts… Whisper White Solid…

  • Coloring,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Happy Father’s Day

    How are you spending Fathers’s Day?? The Hubby and I will be going to see my parents today. All I know is that dinner is on the agenda. Have you had fun with the Best Catch (148598) Stamp set and coordinating dies Catch of the Day (148815)?? This cattail section is a fun add. Let’s color a bit. Stampin’ Blends, Soft Suede (147273), Mango Melody (147945), Daffodil Delight (144603) and even Pumpkin Pie (144599). You could use Wink of Stella (141897) or Shimmer paint (Champange-147044 or Frost White-147046) for the metal look on the lure too. Dad, How many lures have you lost to the cat tails or weeds?? haha…

  • Challenges,  Masculine Cards

    You are wonderful..

    Global Design Challenge day #193. This is a color challenge this week, and WOW and what a color group we have! Now…. how to get started?? Let me walk you through my process… Knowing the colors already, I pulled all three color cardstock. Check which ribbon if any that might go… Masculine or feminine? Fancy or Simple? Stamps? Pulled the Crackle Paint (148752) just to see what the Night of Navy would look like on the Pineapple Punch… WOW. Well, you know the rest. The Rooted in Nature (146482) has some “wonderful” sentiments, dontcha agree?? This one is my favorite… you can make it a Thank You, Birthday or Congratulations…

  • Coloring,  Happy Birthday,  Masculine Cards

    Birthday or Dad?

    Still gearing up for Father’s Day?? Or is it just a birthday card that you need? Do you have fishermen in your life?? I sure do! My Dad, brothers and nephew. This would be fitting of any of them. The Best Catch stamp set (148598), coordinating dies Catch of the Day (148815) are all you need for the fishermen in your life! Starting with the water… do you think of different things that you could have done, of course, after the card is done?? I do! A sweep of the Balmy Blue ink pad (147105) along the bottom of this layer adds the look of water, but thinking now it…

  • Happy Birthday,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    A Chicken with wood?? Happy Birthday

    The rooster from Home to Roost is a favorite for me. Shocking, I do love my chickens. I know no butterflies on here, Look tomorrow though… sorry. How do you like the wood grain with the Gray Granite?? Mixing the different wood tones is adventurous. Why?? maybe because it does not “match”? The ladies at girls night enjoyed having this “masculine” card for a Birthday. The rooster and grass are from the sale-a-bration FREE catalog with a $50 purchase. Here could be your $$50 ish,.. 146977 neutral cardstock pack 144177 wood texture DSP 119850 1 3/4 inch circle punch 119867 1 inch circle punch total $50.50 Then get the Home…