• Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Sweet Strawberry Plus Three additions to each set.

    Sweet Strawberry Plus Three I love the Sweet Strawberry plus three idea. We started with the simple stamping idea. Created our own DSP using the two step stamping from the stamp set. I have to tell you that I really love using the Flirty Flamingo as the background color with the Real Red as the outline. How do feel about it?? The stem colors are Pear Pizzazz as the background and Granny Apple Green as the outline. That is where the Granny Apple Green cardbase was decided. Have you made your own DSP yet. It sure is easy. I used Basic White cardstock and grabbed the ink. The first was…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pop Out Fun Fold with a new In Color

    Pop Out Fun Fold I want to share the third Pop Out Fun Fold card. This one completely reminds me of summer. Funny how that works because the stamp set is called Shaded Summer. hahaha. I am going to say that this card is not easy. However, very much worth trying to figure out. You can always head over to my Facebook Live and catch the replay. No worries because I have several photos that will help you create this card too. I bet you are wondering what that little “stamp” sized punch is from. Grab your rectangular postage stamp punch. All you need is a little scrap and punch…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder, bonus fancy fold

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder I do love wreaths and this Happy Easter Wreath Builder is also a fancy fold. My Mom loves stand up cards. Yes, I know she is not the only one. Here is another Culver Library class card. Did you know that we make three?? Here is the first one I shared with you. Yesterday was the second. Anyway, the ladies got to use the Blending Brushes for the first time. And yes, they loved them!! Ohhh, yeah just to let you know they are going to be back in stock shortly, I will be sure to let you know!! Everything else in this card is all…

  • Coffee and Cards

    This or That for flowers and leaves.

    This or That flowers or leaves?? Have you played This or That?? Well back in September we did for Coffee and Cards. I had soo much fun. Here is how it started. I had two cardstock piles neutrals or colors. Gave the “folks” that joined, a choice. Next we stepped it down one more time. The colors you see here or there were greens and oranges. All were fun fall-ish colors and coordinated GREAT!! Any would have worked for either This or That Flowers, Leaves. You know where they took it. Next?? Flowers or Leaves?? Flowers was by far the winner. YEAH!! Small Bloom punch you know it is a…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    Get & Go Promotion and other News

    Get & Go Promotion OHHHH, HAVE YOU HEARD?? I am excited to share with you information on the Get & Go Promotion. WoooHOOO!! This one you get Two full Stamp sets (Queen Anne’s Lace and So Much Love) , and supplies for Two different projects for eight (cards/people). Bonus too is that you get Rhinestone to go with it! You could have a great class all set up for seven people. All you need is ink and blocks. Keep in mind that you still have $125 worth of product to pick out. And you still get all of that plus the above for $99 and tax. You really can hit…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Happy Birthday to the U.S.A.

    Celebrating with Family?? I hope that you had an amazing 4th of July. Poor Joe had to work, but I did enjoy some hot dogs and potato salad. Also enjoyed a few fireworks, thanks to my awesome neighbors. I also enjoyed spending time with you during this mornings facebook live. Which has also been added to youtube. Sorry everyone for the weird internet issues this morning… No idea. But thankful you could join in the crafty red, white and blue fun this morning. I wanted to share that there is more to just a tag, right!! Wait until you see tomorrows post… taking it just one step further. Hugs and…

  • 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…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2 of 3 from Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    Loving the colors together!! This happy accident color combo is Cajun Craze and Grapefruit Grove. I think you will love it too! The Dandelion Wishes – 146847 stamp set, yes a favorite! With all the stamping in Craft Whisper White. However, the butterfly just completes the card. Not just because I LOVE BUTTERFLIES, really! It helped to lighten up the front. Where did that butterfly come from?? The Butterfly Beauty Dies -148536, of course. The very best part is there are 4 of those little butterflies! One run through the machine and all four are ready for your four cards! Making the centers shine with the Champagne Rhinestones. Completing the…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    3/7 Coffee and Cards, a Challenge too!

    Thank you for helping me! I do enjoy Coffee and Cards because you guys do help me figure things out! Haha, seriously! Someone Special (151643) is from the 2020 Mini. The coordinating dies, Special Day (153587) are not, but they are part of SEVERAL additional items offered. Which also includes the Pleased as Punch DSP (153558) used for the layering piece. We should however start at the beginning… this is the Global Design Project sketch for this week. Using this sketch for the card idea, with of course some tweaks/additions. Here is what I am submitting for the challenge.. This raccoon wants you to have a very wonderful birthday!! Right,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Gift set using Pleased as Punch

    A cute bag and coordinating card. Here is a reminder don’t forget there are TWO sides to each piece of DSP. I know and I like the punch out side too! I LOVE this subtle pattern too!! This is the same bag that was used for the Halloween bag done for Coffee and Cards back in October. Using a 6 x 12 piece of DSP-score short side along the top, score at 2 inches. Put long across the top and score at 2 1/4, 5 3/4, 8 and 11 1/2. Fold on all score lines. To close box bottom cut along the score mark in the two inch section. Bag…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Fairs / Events,  Uncategorized

    Another Bingo WIN!

    Peaceful Poppies DSP is paired with Best Dressed Stamp Set. This was the first card the Bingo girls created. Remember the cute boxes? The Sheer Linen ribbon was in that decorated box. In addition this everyone WON this prize. It is always fun to win, so we started off this way! One poor lady took forever to get her BINGO, but finally! Continuing the win was this Fabulous sentiment! Seee, fabulous way to start the day. Yes, a whole spool of ribbon!! You know you want to join us for the next Stampin’ Bingo! Sunday August 16 my home studio! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Challenges,  In-Colors

    Challenge GDP#213 To Every Season

    Hummm, Can you tell what the challenge is this week?? haha. You got it, a color challenge. Old Olive, Lovely Lipstick and Smoky Slate is the combination. I could have easily went with a Christmas card, but… Nope, you know me, I like to make a challenge a true challenge. Although Fall really was not a huge stretch either. I was even thinking of doing a sympathy card but not with Lovely Lipstick. I guess I am old school, no red for sympathy. Have you gotten the To Every Season (150531)?? Not yet?? why not? This stamp set is a Bundle (153051) too!! I am loving the little punches. That…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    #3 Toile Christmas

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Toile Christmas Bundle (152367) then add a simple Linen Thread (104199) Bow. The Rhinestones (144220) only add to the shimmer of the Wink of Stella (141897) that was used to color the cardinal. Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Toile Christmas stamp set Christmas Cardinal Dies Linen Thread Cherry Cobbler cardstock Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler ink Crumb Cake ink Wink of Stella Rhinestones All that together for a total of $118.73 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $28 Add on #2 Stamp…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Pressed Petal for Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much fun playing with scraps on Coffee and Cards this morning! The Pressed Petal DSP has 24 sheets double sided (149500). All of the above pieces were scraps. Even the layering pieces. The only full pieces are the card bases. Do you ever look at a stack of scraps and wonder what to do?? Check out the live for ideas…. Did you get a few ideas?? I sure hope so! Now let’s take a closer look at each of the ideas. Starting with the card on the left… This was what started this whole idea. I had the strip of “script” paper and laying by it was the flower…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Window of Free as a Bird

    Coffee and Cards we worked with the Stampin’ Blends and the Free as a Bird (149468) Stamp set. Those cards, I am happy to say have already found new homes… I told you I had a plan for them… Just as soon as the video ended… I grabbed envelopes and dropped them off to the new friends. Sorry forgot to take pictures, but this card is close… However, these cuties… have a better view… haha. The face of the card is open … so when you are looking at the birds you are seeing the inside. More Stampin’ Blends for the flowers and some bling for the centers. Check the…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    The last Butterfly…

    Have you been able to follow along?? Or have you missed Sunday’s Post or maybe yesterday’s post?? It has been a short tale of a die cut… Filled with 5 butterflies… The bottom three got to stay together…. (Sunday) The top two were separated… each going to different places… The top right… Yesterday’s The last little butterfly…. really was ready to show off!! She wanted to be sure that YOU had a beautiful day today!! To be sure that you knew, how loved you are!! Even with a few rough edges… You are beautiful! AND do not forget to shine! Do not hide your sparkle, while letting the wind blow…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Fourth of July

    I hope that you has a safe and happy holiday with family and friends! My nod to the red, white and blue, using Flourishing Phrases (s-151407 d-141478) and this may seem like an odd pair, but It Starts with Art (149303). Heat embossing the stamped image with the new Shimmer White embossing powder (149511). to add our fireworks of sparkles. Silver thread and rhinestones of all sorts. Do you think I over did it?? Stay cool, have fun and …. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fairs / Events,  old site

    Another Treat?

    Happy Easter!! These little treats have a chocolate candy inside and the butterfly is a sign of spring for everyone. These little cuties use the Scalloped Tag topper (133324) and your multi glue (110755). Making several of these, paper clips worked like a charm to secure the glue overnight. The Butterfly Gala Bundle (150599) was the final touch for this one. Using which ever butterfly set and color you would like. As you can see in this photo, the glue was not carried all the way to the bottom. The reason?? Ease of opening. due to them being glued flat it helped to keep the bottom open. How far did…