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  • 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…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Come to Gather fun fold

    One of my usual groups loves a simple card with a touch of fun. How did I do?? Using the Stamparatus (146276) and a Maple leaf. Remember the idea from last week using the Timeless label punch (149516)? I love how if fits more sentiments now! In addition to that punch idea, how about a SIMPLE fun fold. Take out your new Trimmer (152392) and your favorite 4 1/4 x 11 piece of cardstock. Long at the top and score at 3/4 of an inch and then again at 6 1/4. DONE! Just remember to only put adhesive on that folded over section. Here is a fun fact, use Tear…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Itty Bitty Birthday for a Challenge

    More birthday cards for my stash! Hey, let’s think about this for a minute… 365 days in a year. Yup, I will be making 365 plus cards, but most importantly SENDING them! ANYWAY, The Global Design Project has a fun sketch this week. Using this sketch for my two new birthday cards. Coffee and Cards was exciting this morning, because one of my brothers stopped in. I am grateful for his help. He is the one that downloads my FB lives for me. Thank you Brad! Check out the live! In addition to adding the leaves, you see that there is a knot on the sentiment. But let’s talk DSP.…

  • 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…

  • Challenges,  Simple Stamping

    Painted Harvest for a Challenge

    What colors have you tried with the Painted Harvest (144783). How about Merry Merlot and Mango Melody?? This week for the Global Design Project sketch challenge…. I love fall….and I do love to decorating for it also. This card was bringing in all my favorite fall colors. However I did use this set with Cajun Craze and Mango Melody… Loved that one too! Instead of stamping the middle…. I wanted to try the Champagne Shimmer Paint(147044). This poor picture just did not do it justice, and I am sorry! Let’s just say you NEED to try it!! WOW. I sure hope you enjoyed this card and Thank you for checking…

  • 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,…

  • Prizes,  Simple Stamping

    Simple Magnolia Lane

    How about we take a peak at the Magnolia Lane Suite (152178)? Starting with a Simple card and then take it to the next level… Using the Good Morning Magnolia Stamp set (149298), and the Magnolia Lane DSP (149484). Adding a small bit of Petal Pink cardstock on a Whisper White card base… hummm, what could we add?? I like to add in threes… working off this same card what would you add?? Same basic card… adding the Organdy Striped Ribbon (149441) in Petal Pink. Three Basic Pearls (144219) and the dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends coloring them to match. Last thing to add is the magnolia bud stamped with…

  • In-Colors,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class

    Pressed Petals… Thinking of You

    Do you like a quick card?? With a big heart? Use your Pressed Petal (149500) DSP… and a little piece will do ya. Add the Woven Heirlooms (149306) for your sentiment and a much needed sympathy card, says what you want to say. We all love making cards, except for this occasion. But you want the receiver to know that you care and that you are thinking of them. Prayers to you and your family in this rough time. HUGS! Check back tomorrow for the GDP challenge card…. It is at the fair. sooo excited! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    6/29 Coffee and Cards – Garden Lane

    There was a lot of fun to be had on today’s Coffee and Cards! We talked about the Garden Lane suite (152450) and how YOU can use it for so many different cards! Birthday Sympathy Wedding Thinking of You Thank You The “You are Wonderful” card is a C.A.S.E. the catalog card. Not sure what CASE means?? Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit are the two that I know…. either way. Check out page 40 of the annual catalog you will see where ours came from! Our beginner card using Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Vellum and DSP (designer series paper). Here is your reminder…. You are Wonderful,…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Simple Stamping

    Coffee and Cards 6/15

    This week we played with the Whisper White narrow note cards (145583) & envelopes along with the Rooted in Nature (146482) coordinating dies Nature’s Roots (146341). Do you struggle with small cards for your gift bags?? or are you a gift wrapper?? haha. funny right?? I hardly ever wrap anymore. I love that the bags are recyclable!! First was our beginner card. Stamp, Ink and Paper. Note.. the two different tree images… Check out the video for the techniques. Ink Colors are Crumb Cake (147116), Granny Apple Green (147095) and Soft Suede (147115), Our stepped up card, we added the dies and Timeless Label (149516) punch to the mix. All…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Kits,  Simple Stamping,  sneak peek

    Rosy, again plus a video

    This group started on Saturday’s Coffee and Cards. The card on the left, a simple stamping, featuring a new 2019-2021 In-Color, Purple Posy. The flowers and leaves for all three are from the Everything is Rosy stamp set. The sentiment for all three are from the Daisy Lane. Tilting the Crumb Cake and card base around for a different look. Add the Braided ribbon.. and hanging the sentiment from the ribbon. Looks different?? Here is a simple wait to add to your card. Check out the next Doing the same as the two from above, but adding cut leaves and flowers. Keeping the Braided Ribbon but moving it to the…

  • Fairs / Events,  In-Colors,  old site,  Simple Stamping

    Swaps

    Swaps are a fun way to meet fellow demonstrators… This year the bright and cheerful gingham was the way to go!! Simple stamping was also a choice that was decided. Available in Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Lemon LIme Twist and Highland Heather. From one 6×6 sheet you can get two full cards. including the little flags. Birthday Cheer (148604) for the sentiment… Could this be a Graduation card?? hummm?? More swaps tomorrow! Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • In-Colors,  old site,  Simple Stamping

    #simplestamping

    Another challenge for me on Simple Stamping, Using the Dear Doily (148690) stamp set, with Gray Granite and Smoky Slate cardstock. The ink is Tranquil Tide, which just as a reminder will be retiring the end of May. Are you planning on getting yours early?? This is really the way to go… card stock, ink, refill and ribbon will all retire May 31. The card was designed for one of my library classes….. check out my events for the next one. This sentiment could be just about anything on the inside. The little bow added to the sentiment seemed to add just enough pretty to a sad card. Keeping all…

  • old site,  Simple Stamping,  Technique

    Simple Stamping….

    #simplestamping… Have you seen how beautiful the Humming Along bundle is?? This is a must have… In the Occasions catalog pg 36, it is one of the new cling stamp sets and has matching die cuts too bundled together for $42.25. This card is on a the whisper white note card and envelope (145583). Adding a few sweeps of the grapefruit grove ink, let it dry (really dry!) and then stamp in rich razzleberry. The punch, pretty label ( 143715) that was used initially was just a touch tooo big… so lets try to make it slightly smaller with the 2 inch circle punch(133782)… TaDah!! It ended up being the…