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  • Retiring

    More Goodbyes….review

    Saying good by to the Flourishing Phrases (141534 – retiring) stamp set and Flourishing Dies (141478 – retiring). The photo is the link to the original post. What else do you see?? Whisper White bakers twine (124262 – retiring) but that was dies using the Lovely Lipstick reinker (retired). Adding to this is the sentiment that is from the It Starts with Art (149303 – retiring). So many fun and pretty cards. So you think we will find new loves?? I would like to think so…. You?? More retiring stuff to share… moving on to another stamp set I think… I went back all the way to June for this…

  • Coffee and Cards

    5/16 Coffee and Cards

    OHHH, what a ride we had for Coffee and Cards yesterday? Yikes!! Due to some technical difficulties I am going to try and do a YouTube video on that last card. I am sooo very sorry. FYI, it was not my internet, it was not your internet either. It was FB and I sure hope it does not continue. Fingers Crossed! ANYWAY!! How cute are all three of these cards!! Love it!! When I do the video I will share all the measurements and that… it will be early next week!! This fun “cap” fold is one we have done before, and is perfect for this time of year. Even…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    More from 4/18 Coffee and Cards

    Here are the final two, plus a bonus. Have you stamped on your DSP?? To be honest it was kinda scary!! However it is always fun to try new things, right?? What did I have to lose?? Nothings, because I could have used the other side! Keeping with the Blueberry Bushel ink. I took a deep breath and… STAMPED!! What do you think?? I do have one more that I want to try from this DSP pack… check back for that!! BONUS How much do we love a bonus…. Oh yes please!! I had that one very nice piece and wanted to stamp some more of these beautiful flowers from…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    4/18 Coffee and Cards

    One Sheet Wonder… I missed you this morning, we had soo much fun! More information about my big birthday online party!! (Eeeekkk!!) How lucky am I to be getting all these FABULOUS birthday cards!! ANYWAY!! I did hold out two cards for tomorrow! However, I know you need reminding of what we did. Did you notice the Blueberry Bushel “theme” throughout?! You guessed it, that is one of the sooon to be retiring in-colors. Is it your favorite?? Please, DO NOT wait! Now let’s talk measurements… with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper (DSP). Remember to pay attention to your pattern. First cut – 1 inch move…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Tuesday Edition of Coffee and Cards

    Thank You for joining me today! How surprised were you this morning?? Happy to get my text message?? I sure hope so! With the uncertainty going on, I hope that a small creative outlet helped you today!! Additionally thank you for helping me chip away at my bits and pieces container. DANG!! Surprised?? You know how it is, once you get started. Ohhh, the ideas I had… Nine in total. The cards in the top picture were entirely of scrap pieces, with only ONE exception. The vellum under the butterflies. OHHH you know I love to break the rules! How about a couple close ups.. Why did I save these…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags

    What is a PDF?

    How cute is this one?? Have you watched a video and said, “Hey, I want to do that!!” Of course, and a PDF is how we do it. A PDF or Tutorial is a list of supplies and instructions to make the one project or card. I have shared before that I am part of a Tutorial Team. My customers benefit from this also. Offering this Tutorial bundle of cards/projects to a customer that places a $40 product order. Here is this months sneak peak. In addition to a theme each month. Each of the 16 Tutorials has a FULL list of supplies and step by step instructions. Not limited…

  • Happy Birthday

    Perennial Essence for a Birthday.

    Have you started setting goals for the upcoming year?? I have been working on a few things… Sending birthday cards! To all of my friends and family. So if I do not have your birthday and address information. Focusing on getting information out to my customers in a more timely fashion. (i.e. class schedules, events and even sales) Ask me about events in January… The schedule is in print. Helping more folks find a hobby/craft! I KNEW that I was not crafty, BUT ohhh was I wrong! I would love to help you and Stampin’ Up! helps to make it even easier! And as ALWAYS get more organized!! Phew, this…

  • Love it, Chop it

    Many Thanks – Perennial Essence

    Let’s talk a little more about this DSP. The 12 x 12 pack could go both masculine or feminine, also flowery or not. I sure hope that I have showed you how beautiful and versatile the Perennial Essence Suite (pg 107 AC – 152166) can actually be! As you know, I love to carry small 3 x 3 cards in my purse. Need to restock so here are the perfect ones to use! Adding to the Suite of products, the Itty Bitty Greetings (146667). It has about EVERY holiday/event you would need a sentiment. The leaf punch (144667) is also an add. Taking a closer look at each card. Going…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    9/14 Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards this week we are still working with the Perennial Essence Suite (152166). Today though we are working with just the leaves. There are two different types of leaves. Lets take a closer look…. I started with was the middle card this week. Punches, and a pretty edge. Do you see the Stitched Shapes die (145372)? Adding that to the second and third card holding the sentiment. First up, stamp, ink and paper. I sponged the separate sentiment piece so that it would POP! Keeping with the power of 3, like last week, leaves, ribbon and embellishments were added. The Braided Linen Trim (147808) is shown “pulled” apart,…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Rococo Rose Perennial Essence Flower for GDP Challenge

    With the rain and humid weather, I know I am not the only one that needs some prettiness! So, how about a “how to” for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. Cute sketch right?? Let’s see what we can do with it. I would like to teach you how I made the flower. And you know what?? It is so much easier if I just show you…. How about a YouTube video? Here are the supplies you will need: Floral Essence Stamp Set (149450 Suite 152166) Perennial Essence Punch (149522 bundle 151055) Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149442) Scalloped Linen Ribbon (149704) Stampin Pierce Mat (126199) Take…

  • Love it, Chop it

    Sending Prayers ..Perennial Essence

    Today is all about the paper! This DSP (149100) is more like a Monet painting, water lilies and flower gardens. Wanting to keep this sympathy card simple and showcase the amazing paper! Ohhh and let us not forget that RIBBON (149441)! In addition to all that AMAZING paper the “Sending Prayers” sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings (146667). Did you miss the scalloped edge on our layer?? That is one from the Stitched Be Mine dies (148527). I was super excited to find the die MUCH longer then I needed for a card front. Well, I know my friend will like the love that is wrapped inside this card.…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Floral Essence Fun Fold

    I love this card! It is funny when you see a stamp set, love it and then…. YIKES, How do I use it?? Have you ever done that?? For a while… that was what happened with this stamp set. The Floral Essence Suite (pg 107 152166) has DSP and Vellum, Ribbon and flower centers… along with a punch and stamp set. Sounds perfect, right?? Yup, but just was not clicking … until this card!! This easy fun fold card, could be used with several different kinds of stamps, not just flowers!! (I am sure you will see it again!) I tried to get the name of the fold, and searched…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Beauty Abounds for Coffee and Cards 7/6

    Super busy Coffee and Cards today, PHEW…. Had fun playing with this set, pretty much for the first time!! Beauty Abounds (148726) and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set (148536). If I were to be honest, I need those thanks cards… my purse was almost empty!! Vellum Butterflies on all five cards!! WooooHOOO!! A very happy heart for this girl! Wait?? You did not know that you could get vellum in colors, yet?? Sure, Perennial Essence (149101) in 12 x 12 too! There are three colors included, Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. Also, added white vellum (101856) only because I ran outta colors, haha. Using just a piece…

  • Home Decor,  Sampler,  Stamp Camp/class

    Sampler part 1

    So, I do not forget…. I want to thank, once again, Sugar Shack Bakery in Plymouth for her beautiful flower cookies that matched very well!! Thank you Stephanie, the ladies though they were super yummy!! I was super excited, my mom (left) joined us for her very FIRST class. She said she has a super time and enjoyed the other ladies that came too!! Starting off with all the punches… phew, there were almost 60 punched out pieces per sampler… mostly the new medium Daisy (b-151118 punch-149517). Ten total daisy flowers, three per flower. Want to view the full sampler close up…link. It was sure fun to share this with…