• Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer for YouTube.

    Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer In case you missed it, Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer for a YouTube video. Taking a little bit to work on some birthday cards. Wanting to make these kinda quick, but pretty too. Join me over on YouTube, so that you can catch all the new ideas. Keep in mind that those ideas are only on YouTube. In case you missed it. The Summer Shadow Dies that you were able to get as a Sale-a-Bration item last year are now in the Annual Catalog. You know that I am super excited about that. Why?? NO fussy cutting!! Also, there are extra leaves and flowers too.…

  • Girls Night,  Simple Stamping

    Second Girls Night card with Simple Stamping in mind.

    Second Girls Night card Here is the Second Girls Night card. I am going to say this one is a #simplestamping WIN!! All you need is Stamps, Ink and Paper. I was not sure at first about the color palette I chose, however, I am loving it now. Curious?? Check out the Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent together. A little Basic White so that you can see all that beauty!! I need to mention that the On the Horizon bundle (suite) is not available. However, the stamp set and DSP are and the rest should be available next week. Have you missed or overlooked this suite of products?? I do…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Simple Stamping

    One last Painted Season idea, okay maybe two.

    One last Painted Season I found One last Painted Season idea. Okay, really there are two. Shhh, Dad do not tell mom. I made this with here in mind,. It is smaller, but thought maybe she would put it up by the sink. This small shadow box is 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches. It really does go off the sides and top though. Using Mossy Meadow and Basic White for the greenery of the Christmas Pinecones dies. Six of the pinecones and then the berries too. I really look forward to having this set to use for the Christmas in July for 2022. Well as an option anyway. Okay,…

  • 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…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors together, all together.

    Five of the 2021 In-Colors Together So this card originally started out for my team, Five the 2021 In-Colors together. Just in case they had not purchased the colors. Just something to help my team out. Yes, it is super simple, but dontcha love how easy they all go together?? The Evening Evergreen background is perfect to let the other four colors just pop off the card front. Keeping the cardbase super neutral of course, in Crumb Cake. Inky Whisper Sisters Supporting my team is huge. I do truly want to give them tools and looks that they can use, duplicate and offer to a variety of cardmakers. Here is…

  • Happy Birthday,  Retiring,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Goodbye Part 2, Plaid and Heartfelt

    Saying Goodbye Part 2 Here again Saying Goodbye part 2. Our first one has two ideas. This “thank you” card idea can be changed to any and yes ANY color combo. Plus with one run through the Stampin’ cut & Emboss you get two cards!! I love the texture that plaid creates. I need to share however that the stamp set is STAYING. It is just the die set Plaid Builder and Bundle price that is leaving. Also retiring on this card is the Braided Linen trim (already gone) and Small Bloom Punch. See, I used it a TON. I do mean a TON!! You will need the full size…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Masculine Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Saying Farewell Part One… Fruit, Snow and Guys

    Saying Farewell Part One We are getting down to it, Saying Farewell, Part One. Here is the first of three. These five cars are form two different classes. One was Girls Night and the second was Coffee and Cards. The fun stamp set called Cute Fruit. Please can you remind me why we have not played with it again?? So many things, sooo Little time!! This stamp set is calling for summer!! Maybe even some fun spring break punch?? As you can see with the above photo – layers, simple stamping and even some fun, Shimmery Crystal Effects make this set happy. Here is our second review for tonight. This…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    1/19 Coffee and Cards, Stamp ink and paper.

    1/19 Coffee and Cards Oh we had fun on 1/19 Coffee and Cards. This Stamp, Ink and Paper card just turned out soooo pretty!! Very Vanilla was the 3 3/4 x 5 layer I started the card. Here is where you need to look into your ink stock. I looked for a light and a slightly darker color ink that would look good at leaves and flowers. Soft Sea Foam paired well with Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride with Rococo Rose. The fifth ink was Soft Suede for the sentiments. We did find out that you COULD stamp twice the same color and get a similar look. Like the extra…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Card Gift Wrapped alternative colors.

    Card Gift Wrapped Alternative colors. A Card Gift Wrapped alternative in different colors. Yes, even “tied” with a bow. The Gift Wrapped bundle includes stamp set and punch bundle. This fun Magenta Madness and Just Jade card was for the library last month. Okay, it is in no way, shape or form a traditional one. However, why not have a fun card or two. The ladies loved it. Completely different. I hear you groan about bows, so here is way to put a bow on ANYTHING without having to tie it. And yes, this can be added to any card. The ruffle look is just one of the stamps that…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    Fall themed Birthday Card for Coffee and Cards

    Fall themed Birthday card. Do you like themes to your cards?? This Fall themed Birthday card is perfect for you. I mixed a few sets this time. The Gather Together stamp set and the fun Autumn punch pack. Both of these are bundles in the Aug-Dec Mini catalog. Why did I mix the two?? Well, I love the pumpkins and large maple leaf in the Gather Together stamp set. And we needed the small sized leaves from the punch pack. You can check the live that has been added to my YouTube videos. Have you subscribed yet?? Be sure to do so while you are checking out the live for…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia

    Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia I do love this So Saffron Alternative Colored Christmas Poinsettia. How about you?? The Poinsettia Place Suite has several amazing pieces. I have to say that I really want to NEED to play with the Plush Poinsettia paper. That paper is flocked and white. Soo pretty!! ANYWAY, back to the card. Taking my colors for this was another story, kinda. The Early Espresso is on the color list. However the So Saffron is not. How did I get to using it?? Well, it is just a lighter version on Bumblebee. Which is on the list. The background color of this sheet really looked like a perfect…

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    October Girl’s Night, the first card.

    October Girl’s Night On the first Friday of each month, you can come and make some birthday cards. October Girl’s Night was no exception. We crafted, talked and laughed too! This was the first of two cards that the girls made. We always have two designs and they made two of each design. I saw this layout somewhere and knew that I had to try it. To simple?? I think the technique that I added kept the ladies on their toes. The Country Home stamp set has the beautiful water jug. But where in the heck did I get that sentiment?? Well, I made it. You might want the Stamparatus…

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

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day…. small sunflowers.

    Round 2 World Cardmaking Day… Did you miss out on Round 2 World Cardmaking day?? Did you miss the first post?? click here. Are you unsure what World Cardmaking day is?? That is an all day sweep of cardmaking. Plus a fun excuse for friends to gather, make cards AND send them the next week. Let me explain, I make cards almost every day. But others do not. Do you need a reason?? Or, is this a way to relax and use the other side of your brain?? How lucky for me I get to do this all the time!! Starting off with some stamps, ink and paper. The card…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Cards – Sunflowers

    2020 World Cardmaking Day Look Familiar?? 2020 World Cardmaking Day, Was just a great day to make sunflowers. You can catch the live over on YouTube here. These fall colors and simple layout just make me happy. You?? However, you will notice, that the one on the right has a slightly larger border. Did you notice?? Which do you like?? I love how the cardbase brings out the flower color. Are you curious about the colors?? Cajun Craze and Bumblebee are the perfect fall colors. Plus, they are the perfect sunflower colors. I would like to talk about sentiment for a minute. I personally needed Thank You cards, but with…

  • Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    Forgotten Culver Card – Sunflowers

    Forgotten Culver Card I have no idea how I forgot to share this one. Check the first card, Mum here and the second, Tasteful Layers here. However, the forgotten Culver card, has just a little coloring for the Sunflower centers with the Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker. Here is the more neutral card. Yes, still birthday, but I would send this one to my Dad. He would be happy with it. The Bumblebee ink creates the perfect color for the sunny Sunflower petals. The girls that come to my facebook live have been reminding me to stamp the insides. Well, here you go!! Adding three of the small sunflowers to…

  • Girls Night

    Celebrate Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night.

    Sunflowers used for Girl’s Night I know that you wonder what happens on Girl’s Night?? Well, come on and join us. I am keeping numbers low so that we can “social distance”. We get together, craft, laugh and talk. Sometimes it is a late night, sometimes it is an early one. Celebrating a birthday?? Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night and you bet it has a happy birthday sentiment inside. Add in extra color using… Squeeze the ink pad together. Open your lid to your Bumblebee ink and grab your Wink of Stella. There should be a little bit of ink on the lid. The brush has the perfect amount of…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship.. Using either, Whisper White (left) or Very Vanilla the Stamparatus did make Beautiful Friendship a card front to remember. Ohhh I wanted to be sure to mention that this was a Coffee and Cards class. Be sure to catch the replay on facebook here. I love the Stamparatus and how easy it really is to get a GREAT image. However, the best part how you can create this “wreath” look while only moving the cardstock. My video will help you set up the Stamparatus and the stamping. What color ink would you choose? Do you need a second reason to get this stamp set?? Here is…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  In-Colors,  Simple Stamping

    Sunflower Thank You’s using Celebrate Sunflower

    Sunflower Thank You’s! These Sunflower Thank You’s where quick and easy thanks to the Stamparatus (146276)!! And you bet I sure did make a “bunch”. haha. Do you remember a few weeks ago?? That beautiful layered die cut sunflower?? This is all from the same bundle. I am loving how this flower looks like it is popping out the of paper.. AMAZING!! You guys know that I really try and keep several Thank You cards on hand… This one worked perfect when including them with the new Annual Catalog. But… Which color would you have chosen?? Highland Heather or Cinnamon Cider?? If you are curious about how I set up…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Cute Fruit Coffee and Cards Extras

    All together again! Did you miss yesterdays post?? You will want to check that out!! HERE I look forward to Girl’s Night Friday, because we will be using the Cute Fruit stamp set. I promise! I did add a couple cuties to the group. In the facebook live I told you I would have two more… Here you go! The trail bananas really pop with that Coastal Cabana background and then the Pineapple needed some friends to add to the salad, haha! Did you notice that I only used the colors from the Brights. Why?? because that is what cardstock pack I was talking about in the live. The package…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/12 Coffee and Cards

    To Color or not to Color all the flowers…?? Well, what would you do?? I am sorry to report that I left the flowers. I actually like all the “Black and White” space. YIKES!! What is happening to me? Yes even this one… How are you feeling about the Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather?? We may just have to try this full on cardstock together. Look for that in the NEAR future! I sure hope you are not sick of this fold! I am enjoying it! Thankful also that I remember all the measurements. I can not find a single thing in the pile of post-its, scratch paper and print…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  Technique

    5/2 Coffee and Cards

    All of this from one 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Whisper White Want to learn the steps that we took?? Check out the Coffee and Cards on YouTube! I shared how the reversible stamp idea started!! Yes, from the demonstrators!! WooooHooo! How much are you loving the paper we created?? WOW, I do love when and idea turns out even better!! Would you agree?? Here are the three we created for the live. Using Highland Heather, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede. However, I will say that adding the splatters to the one of the left might be my favorite of the three!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors,  Technique,  YouTube video

    4/25 Coffee and Cards

    We kicked off the Cake, Crafts and Coffee… it’s Jen’s Birthday this morning… I am just soo excited!! I am thankful for all that can join in the fun. We started off during Coffee and Cards. We using the Stamparatus to make these two step stamping cards! How much are you loving these colors?? From Lightest to darkest… Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Granny Apple Green, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce. Remember I was talking about them on Thursday during our Pumpkin Whispers live. Reminder… Painted Harvest Stamp set AND Call Me Clover ink/cardstock are retiring. There are things that are sold out already… PLEASE do not wait! More…

  • Simple Stamping

    Thoughtful Blooms

    Do you follow me on Facebook?? You know that I LOVE snow! But I know not everyone does. Over on Facebook I suggested that we look at things with a different perspective… Let’s use this opportunity to create a White and Grey or Tan card, but add in a pop of color from this photo.. I choose Grapefruit Grove as my pop of color. I also added in a little Garden Green for leaves and twine. Can you see now that I even stamped Whisper White on the Crumb Cake. Head on over to the Facebook page and add your project! It doesn’t even need to be a card… create…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it,  YouTube video

    2/22 Coffee and Cards

    Pleased as Punch, Again?? I am sorry, but having TOO much fun with this DSP (designer series paper). And besides I have more ideas!! Did you miss the live this morning? Using only the items listed here.. Pleased as Punch DSP 153558 Under My Umbrella bundle 153786 1/2 inch circle punch 119867 Crumb Cake cardstock 120853 Subtles Cardstock 146978 Subtles DSP 149615 Braided Linen thread 147808 Glimmer Paper Rose 146959 Glimmer Paper Sparkle 146957 Glimmer Enamel Dots 146934 FREE: Small Bloom punch 152316, then you can make these…. These were made during the live video. Just like last week, using what you purchased to get the punch. The left a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    2/1 Coffee and Cards – Day 2 valentines.

    Ohhhh it is Saturday already!! What a quick week… I sure hope everyone will enjoy this weekend and fingers crossed it does NOT go by tooo QWick… I am still working on Valentine’s. Soooo many ideas.. In keeping with the GDP challenge colors.. Flirty Flamingo, Real Red and Whisper White. Using some science, meaning that I dyed the Whisper White Baker’s Twine. Also, spritzing works too! Have you mixed up your shimmer paint spritzers yet?? NO??? What are you waiting for?? QWick and WOW!! Shows you how… I sure have been having fun with that red spritzer!! Even this “Love You Lots” has been spritzed. OKAY, maybe I am getting…

  • Girls Night,  Happy Birthday,  Love it, Chop it,  Simple Stamping

    Toile Tiding DSP for Winter Birthday

    Here is the second Girl’s Night birthday card. Still have winter birthdays on my mind. One member of my team sends a TON of birthday cards each year. I hope to do the same. How do you organize your list?? When do you mail them?? Do you leave the envelope “naked”? See, these are pressing questions, right?? Do you make several at a time?? Are they all different?? Take a look, just changing the color, changes the look. However, the look changes with ribbon too. I know there are some that are made EXTRA special. In addition to all those questions…. would you like to make a “folder” that could…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Power of 3 Peaceful Boughs

    Remember yesterdays post?? Here is what I came up with! Using our “Power of 3” concept, taking away a little to get our one layer card. Then adding something to get the 3rd card. Starting with the Peaceful Boughs Stamp Set (150541 b-153033) Check out the video to even get more ideas… We will sip some coffee and create a few cards together! Below you will find all the supplies and measurements for each of the two cards made in the video. If you would like to get my blog sent to your email please fill out the form either at the bottom of the page or on the side…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping

    Pine Cones from Peaceful Boughs

    So I have been trying to get ideas for my Christmas cards. I started with the Peaceful Boughs (150541) Stamp Set This was one that ended up stamped, and I like it BUT…. What is it missing?? I look forward to you suggestions! I have another idea but that wont get ink until tomorrow. Simple color combination for this Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake with a pop of Cherry Cobbler. Even the Rhinestones are Cherry Cobbler. You know you want those Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels (150457) And you can tell that those are two different sizes. However, there are actually three different sizes in the package! Hopefully your suggestions help…

  • Fairs / Events,  Simple Stamping

    2019 Onstage Swap

    You guys know how much I love this stamp set… Dandelion Wishes (146747) from the annual catalog. I have done swaps a few times with this set. I do have to say this one is so simple and pretty! Your supply list: Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set 2 1/4 inch Circle punch (143720) Early Espresso Ink (147114) Linen Thread (104199) Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (144237) Crumb Cake Cardstock (120953) Champagne Shimmer Paint (147044) Aqua painter (103954) Wondering where the Shimmer paint is?? The center of this dandelion. I use the Aqua painter for more control of where the paint goes and that way I can add a good dollop right in…