• Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    First two Christmas in July cards. You will love it!

    First two Christmas in July Here are the First two Christmas in July cards. A reminder first, the Sheer Ribbon (returning favorite), Red Rhinestones and Tidings of Christmas DSP was all included. Let’s starting with the Sending Hugs stamp set. This really was my very first idea when I saw this stamp set. The hard part was how was I going to create that peek-a-boo part? hummm. You are going to want to add the Layering Diorama dies to your list. I know, I know, everyone is using them for ponds, water and things like that. Well, how about this?? Ohh, yes you do see the Wink of Stella on…

  • Fairs / Events,  Stamp Camp/class

    Getting Ready for Christmas in July, even decorating.

    Getting Ready for Christmas in July To start Getting Ready for Christmas in July, the prep work started with the cards. Yes, you will get to see them, two tomorrow and two on Sunday. After those were complete, on to the fun stuff. Decorating and Treats. Which you know are my favorite things. I do enjoy “spoiling” everyone. Well just a little bit. Here you will see that no matter in person or online. Treats for everyone!! Yes, that is real wood! The ornaments are possibly familiar. Remember last year we did wood ornaments?? I was able to get more. I also used the ribbon that everyone received as a…

  • Retiring,  YouTube video

    Beautiful Friendship Stamparatus Wreath with how to…

    Beautiful Friendship Stamparatus Wreath What a Beautiful Friendship, Stamparatus Wreath. I know we have done a few of these, however I do love this set. I also love the possibilities that the wreath template we made has. Saying goodbye to the Beautiful Friendship stamp set is apparently hard for me… Funny how that works because when I say the set in the catalog it really did not do too much for me. After using it at an event was when I fell in love with it. shocker, I know.. That is kinda what I do, right?? I look at things and think differently. At least I hope that is the…

  • Fancy Fold,  Retiring

    Stamped Wreath two ways with Stamparatus

    Stamped Wreath two ways I did the above Stamped Wreath two ways in my VIP group. I am currently working on a video to show you how to do this step by step. Yes, I will of course let you know when it posts. However let’s take a look at these two options. They key to these two cards is the Stamparatus. Actually it is essential. Here are the completed cards. One Pear Pizzazz and Blushing Bride. The second is Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride. Which is your favorite?? The Pear Pizzazz on is slightly bigger then the Blackberry Bliss. I hate to say that both of the stamp sets…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Oh So Ombre Birthday using Sale-a-Bration paper.

    I added this Oh So Ombre Birthday card video just this evening. I needed to be sure that I shared it before Sale-a-Bration is over… in just two days. YIKES!! Were has the last two months gone?? Seriously!! Anyway, How about the little step up of each of these three cards?? Oh So Ombre Birthday I wanted to share all the possibilities for this Oh So Ombre DSP. Which of the colors would you have used? There are only four, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay. Three of the four used for this samples here. First starting with the Granny Apple Green. The ink I used…

  • Team Meeting

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap from January and more.

    Inky Whisper Sisters Swap Last Month for the Inky Whisper Sisters swap I wanted everyone to know … That they are Amazing!! I knew that this card would not only fit the swap idea, but would also cheer up someone that just might need it! Stamparatus made quick work… The lined up edge and stamping went quick using the Stamparatus. This amazing tool makes it look the same EVERY time. Just to help you out… You will want to just two slots each time. TIP: The two stamps that I used here are smaller. Meaning, that using a full sized ink pad gets kinda messy. You may just want to…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Stampin Up News/Deals,  Technique

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for two..

    Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration Yes, that is a huge list: Stamparatus Birthday with Sale-a-Bration for these cute cards. Here is the best part, the DSP and stamp are … FREE Yes, they are both from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. The Oh So Ombre DSP is free with a $50 product purchase and then the Approaching Perfection stamp set is also free with a second $50 product purchase. To help you get there the Stamparatus is a must. Now, you only need $51 more. Add in your Basic White, Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green cardstock. However, you will not want to forget the BLING!! Whether it is the Reversible Ribbon or…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Second Oval Occasions Swap adding Forever Greenery.

    Second Oval Occasions Swap For the Second Oval Occasions Swap card I wanted a completely different look. Remember yesterdays card, here?? This time using the new Blending Brushes and one of the two folders in Greenery Embossing. So, after embossing I rubbed the blending brush into the Granny Apple Green ink pad. And VERY lightly swept that over the raised parts. It is best to go lighter. No worries if it is tgoo light you can add more!! Question… Does that flower bunch look familiar?? Need a closer look?? Yes, that was on yesterday’s card also. This time I pulled out the watercolor pencils and did a little coloring. I…

  • Happy Birthday

    Oval Occasions for Swap cards.

    Oval Occasions for Swap Here is the first of two cards using Oval Occasions for Swap that I did last week. This very Springy stamp set and coordinating punch is from the January – June Mini. It is for a Birthday card, but this could very easily be an Easter or with Love card too. I choose to use Crumb Cake as my neutral (shocking) adding in Blushing Bride and Blackberry Bliss. OHHH yes that is a sprig of new Blackberry Bliss ribbon. I wanted to share a BIG tip. However, this first, there are 13 stamps in this stamp set. The face of this card has seven of them.…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack last two, which to pick??

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack last two Here are your final two options. Just a reminder there is a flat fee of $25 which includes envelopes. And this is now only as a Class to go. You can easily add in stamps, see below. Option #4 Snowflake Wishes for this option. Add in a fun alternative color too. This card option uses the coordinating Snowflake Splendor DSP AND Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper. Dare I say that you can get 12 cards from just one sheet of DSP. You just might want to consider getting extra cardstock. I love the added stamped snowflakes, but that is extra stamping. If you want to keep it…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack First Two

    2020 Stamp-a-Stack First Two Here is the 2020 Stamp-a-Stack First of Two. I will share the 5 possible cards this weekend. You will get ten of one card (5 each of two cards) for $25. Only Two today and then three tomorrow. I look forward to showing you my ideas. Christmas Means More – Option 1 Starting here with this HUGE sentiment. There are four large sentiments, plus a couple small images. Christmas Means More is the stamp set adding in the Wonder of the Season DSP. If you order ahead these supplies (for $38) you get the Rhinestones and Ribbon as a FREE bonus. Wanting to share a closer…

  • 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…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Traditional Winter Woods Christmas.

    Traditional Winter Woods Christmas. Traditional Winter Woods Christmas card from the 3 Holiday Stamp Camp. For this stamp camp we did this traditional card and a beautiful non-traditional card. Check back tomorrow for that one. Today however, this Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake card with a touch of Red is the perfect add. I do like a more traditional card. However, looking outside the box is my specialty. I would think that is a card that my Mom and Dad would like. Yes, Dad I can make you some of these. Let me know, but there are more to come. This card would also be a good card to set…

  • 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,  YouTube video

    5/26 Coffee and Cards

    Wow, these were sure fun!! The Seriously the Best stamp set, is an easy stamp. We used the Stamparatus and wiped up 12 cards QUICK!! All the set up, stamping and cutting was done in 1 hour! That is a win in my book! The YouTube will walk you through all the cuts. In addition to that how to set up the Stamparatus. Ohhh I could not have been more happy because almost all of these cards are already in the mail!! Yes, I send a lot of cards! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/19 Tuesday Edition

    Ohhh so much fun this week… and we knocked off 3 more stamp sets off the list… Did you miss the Facebook Live?? We missed you! But you can check out the replay. Be sure to share so others can see how we set up the Stamparatus for the card on the left! phew Using the same two stamp sets: Crackle Paint (148752 – retiring) Perennial Birthday (145760 – retiring) Love that the Crackle Paint stamp can be used for a masculine or a more feminine card! Add in a few flowers, some ribbon and Happiness Blooms Enamal Dots (148805 – retiring). The 1″ circle punch (119868 – retiring) was…

  • 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…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    2/8 Coffee and Cards-Day 7

    Alternative colors?? Purple Posy and Rococo Rose with Soft Suede are the two that we did for the Live. Dontcha love that Gingham DSP?? Available in EVERY color!! Anyway, grab your 1/8 inch circle punch (retired) and the Heartfelt Bundle – 153885. Sprinkle in a stamp from the Strong & Beautiful -147732 too! There is a very subtle heart that is stamped along the bottoms of each Soft Suede layer. We talked on the live about using the Stamparatus – 146276. I tried this after and here is how it looked.. Just too close together! And if you moved down more than one just not close enough. I did want…

  • 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…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    #6 Birds of a Feather

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses the Birds of a Feather stamp set (150571). Add a couple punches and do some coloring… PERFECT!! Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Birds of a Feather 2″ Circle punch Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler cardstock Daffodil Delight cardstock Memento ink 2 1/4 Circle punch Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blends Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blends All that together for a total of $111.51 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $25 Add on #2 Stamp set and 2 “Circle punch ($5 off Class fee) However, order the Stamparatus…

  • 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…

  • Stampin Up News/Deals

    #2 Rooted in Nature

    Here is the second of 6 for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. This card uses the Evergreens in the Rooted in Nature (148217) after that add in Magnolia Lane Combo ribbon(149485). The “Merry Christmas” is from the Perfectly Plaid (b-151143) Stamp set. Here is the Ultimate Add On will work: Rooted in Nature Stamp Set Nature’s Roots Dies Magnolia Lane Combo Ribbon Crumb Cake cardstock Mossy Meadow cardstock Very Vanilla Cardstock Mossy Meadow Ink All together for a total of $135.91 and the camp is no charge. Add on #1 is Stamp set $49 Add on #2 is Stamp set and dies $95 (45 off class fee) However, order the Stamparatus ($57.67)…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Birch for winter?

    How about some Christmas inspiration… because the catalog goes live in EIGHT days. This one was from the Stamp-a-Stack a week ago. The Birch (w-149259 c-149256) background was so easy using the Stampuratus (146276). No worries and easy to stamp more then one at a time. The sentiment was from another stamp set. An unlikely choice if I say so myself. Making Christmas Bright (148046), it had the PERFECT font! Add a little glimmer and done! However, what about white shiny ribbon and Real Red glimmer paper?? I wonder?? Do you need a catalog still?? Contact me direct… I will get you one. Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • In-Colors,  old site

    Powder Pink

    Powder Pink is our next 2017-2019 In-Color that we are going to talk about…. Our above birthday card uses that Incredible Like You (148708) stamp set. Add in the Stamparatus (146276 or 148187), Whisper White polka dot (146912) ribbon, Share What You Love pearls (146927) and both Powder Pink and Soft Sea Foam ink. Phew…. The lines used the jump technique with the Stamparatus, The flowers, a two step stamp using the same Powder Pink ink. Then…. I hear you groaning, but yes they are fussy cut out. Layered and dimensionals added to the top one. The leaves also in the stamp set using the Soft Sea Foam ink. The…