• 3D Thursday,  Home Decor,  It Started with...,  Technique

    Birds Singing You are Amazing for 3D Thursday.

    Birds Singing You are Amazing This week for the FREE tutorial I gotcha covered. I sure hope that you love it as much as I do. I do want to start by saying that … Not only are the Birds Singing You are Amazing. Yes, YOU ARE AMAZING!! In case no one has told you lately! As a matter of fact I think that the Birds are singing loudly!! No not me. They are up in one of my big old oak trees just singing away. Can you hear them?? Using a wood easel from a craft store that was $1. I use a paper towel and colored this to…

  • YouTube video

    Wood and 2022-24 In Colors with “bugs” on them.

    Wood and 2022-24 In Colors Last week on YouTube I did these fun Wood and 2022-24 In Colors project. I pulled out some of my favorite punches and dies too. Here is the list of what I used…. Brilliant Wings dies Hello Ladybug bundle Sweet Songbird bundle Medium Daisy punch 2022-2024 Glimmer Paper 2022-2024 Bakers Twine Pack Orchid Oasis Metallic ribbon Parakeet Party Metallic ribbon Tahitian Tide Metallic ribbon Starry Sky Metallic ribbon Sweet Sorbet Metallic ribbon And and whole bunch of scrap cardstock pieces. But my favorite are the sticks. I used them from the yard. With all these trees there are always sticks. Keep in mind that it…

  • 3D Thursday,  It Started with...,  Pages, Journals and Books

    Sherri has a cute Notebook for 3D Thursday

    Sherri has a cute Notebook You guys, Sherri has a cute Notebook for us this week. And if you love Geraniums this you will want this bundle for sure!! I need to add that Sherri used all the fun new 2022-2024 In-Colors for this. I do not know about you, but this is soo cute. Yes, you and I both have a couple of these Dollar Tree notebooks and this is great to have as a gift for someone. Using the sentiments that you she used it REALLY could be for anything. However, it could be for nothing at all, haha. I was looking at this bundle trying to figure…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Bird Post-it Note for 3D Thursday from Darla.

    Bird Post-it Note for 3D Thursday Ohh guys you are going to love this weeks Bird Post-it Note for 3D Thursday. This week Darla has us all set for Back to School, little friend gift or even the lady at the bank. You guys know how much I love this little bird and the Sweet Songbird bundle. Soo many possibilities. Add in the Stylish Shapes AND the Basic Border Dies. I can not wait to make this one!! There are a few new 2022-2024 In-Colors on this, can you name them yet?? Here is one of my favorite things and I am sure that I mentioned it before. This bird…

  • 3D Thursday,  In-Colors

    Darla Red White and Blue for 3D Thursday’s Tutorial

    Darla Red White and Blue I am telling you time is just going faster and faster. Today is Darla Red White and Blue for 3D Thursday. You are going to love these for summer BBQ’s and holidays. See what I mean?? Keep in mind if you have a graduation, all you need to do is change up the colors. Although these would be perfect for all your summer needs. Making several of these all at once. Check out Darla’s instructions to get all the lowdown over on the 3D Thursday facebook page. I need to tell you that I have not made these yet, but I am thinking that for…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Rick’s Pearl Purse 3D Thursday get your FREE tutorial.

    Rick’s Pearl Purse 3D Here we are on Thursday again. This week its Rick’s Pearl Purse 3D Thursday idea that I will be sharing. This fun idea could be for a Gift Card holder, treat or simple cute idea for you this week. I have been looking at this Pretty Pillowbox since last fall. I think this one did it for me. How stinkin’ Cute is this. I love the addition of that Pearlescent Paper for the “flap”. However, Rick took it to the next level by embossing it using the Seashells 3D folder. You can really see that embossing in the this photo. Wondering the order to do this??…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Paper Pumpkin

    Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin

    Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful I know, I gave you a look at the Peek for the May kit first… just a reminder because this one is all about those five new in colors! However, for today’s Alternative 1 for Change is Beautiful or the April Paper Pumpkin box! This one was a fun one for sure. You know how I love my 3D projects! How cute is this one?? I have a few tricks to share here…. First, note that I used a half of a cardbase to make this. I will be sharing next week how I did it for my alternative video… so be sure to…

  • 3D Thursday

    JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday using He’s all that.

    JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday Can you believe it is Thursday ALREADY?? Time for JoAnne Bag for 3D Thursday. She is using the He’s All That Suite. It is perfect for this time of year!! Isn’t this the perfect gift for the BBQ master in your life!! I can not wait to try out this Tutorial … but first to find the perfect BBQ sauce. Wondering where all this awesome BBQ stuff comes from?? Well it is the He’s All That Suite. Right in the new annual catalog (page 78). I can say that this suite was one that was on my list. How about you?? Why?? The DSP of…

  • 3D Thursday,  Add a page title,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    My turn for 3D Thursday, Check out this Picnic Basket.

    My turn for 3D Thursday Ohh, you guys, I was happy I looked at the Schedule… can you believe it is my turn already?? My turn for 3D Thursday… Dang, if I say so myself you are going to love this… come on be honest… tell me!! How cute is this one, right… This cutie is made with the Sweet Sorbet, new In-Color. Notice that DSP too… That is in the new Annual catalog. It is called Perfectly Penciled. And let me just warn you … We will have coloring class in July. Be sure to watch for that class so you do not miss out!! Dontcha love how it…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Debbies Hes the Man 3D Thursday treat idea!

    Debbies Hes the Man Ohh, you guys, Debbies Hes the Man for this weeks 3D Thursday. I am super excited to try this treat holder. I really want to see what all it will hold!! Head on over to the group, photo above is a link! I can not wait to see what all will fit inside. Are you a nuggets fan?? They are super easy to use scrap DSP pieces, wrap as an easy decoration, I think if I can find the right treat to put inside that my Dad would love this. Wondering how you can get these products?? Well, they will be in the new 2022-2023 Annual…

  • 3D Thursday

    Bottled Water Hanger for Darlas 3D Thursday!

    Bottled Water Hanger for Darlas Ohh, this is one I needed, Bottled Water Hanger for Darlas turn on 3D Thursday. You guys, I am super excited because we will have the Ladybug bundle in the new catty too! This truly has a bunch of my favorite things… You know I love that Black and White Gingham ribbon, Polka Dots and that happy little Ladybug too! No groaning about the fussy cutting! Soo worth it! I love the options this “holds” too. See how you can slip in some flavor packets? Hummmm, what else could we put inside? You know I immediately go to chocolates, but what about a tea bag?…

  • 3D Thursday

    3D Thursday Twila’s Notebook, with Artfully Composed.

    3D Thursday Twila’s Notebook Hurray, it is 3D Thursday day, Twila’s Notebook is a wonderful idea. I can not wait to try this one. I have all the supplies from the Artfully Composed Suite. WoooHOOO!! Ready for a look?? I am loving this and looks pretty easy too. Know that the directions are step by step, and you can use anything. How cute would this be with the Pansy Suite?? Ohhh use the gingham for the top piece to start. Ohhh So much fun! Here is the one extra thing you need to get, the Dollar Tree has notebooks that they sell in a 5 pack. So this is a…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    Sarah Summery Lipbalm Holder for 3D Thursday

    Sarah Summery Lipbalm Holder Here is a perfect idea for an Easter basket, Sarah Summery Lipbalm Holder! Ohhh, this is perfect for your 6 x 6 DSP or your 12 x 12 too!! You will be able to get 4 from a 12 x 12 AND have extras too!! Hummm, I love them both, which would you want to make?? I like them both. I know you are looking and it really would be a tough choice!! My thoughts are that these would be great for Easter but also a cute way to maybe even give a rolled up five dollar bill. I do not typically give money, but sometimes…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    JoAnne has this 3D Thursday an Easter idea.

    JoAnne has this 3D Thursday JoAnne has this 3D Thursday, a fun idea for Easter. Not only using the Easter Friends but the Flowering Fields DSP! Thank you JoAnne for an AMAZING idea! See?? How cute is this?? Okay, do not whine, there is a bit of fussy cutting!! Off the top of my head I see… Medium Daisy punch, Tailor Made tags, Linen Thread, Bumblebee Gingham ribbon in addition to the stamp set and DSP. I can say that these are also an easy color. No matter if you use your Stampin’ Blends as JoAnne did, watercolor pencils or even your Marvelous markers. You know how much I love…

  • 3D Thursday,  Boxes, Tags and Bags

    3D Thursday with Me, Lucky Hat of Gold. Treats

    3D Thursday with Me Are you in need of this weeks 3D Thursday with Me?? You know when something sparks a memory?? This is kinda like that. I remember my mom making each of the holidays so fun. From Valentine’s Day all the way down to Christmas. Thank you mom for giving me all those memories!! So this project is a “nod” to my Mom. Mom this little treat hat is just want you would have given us when we were kids. If you had papercrafting that is. This little, but not so little, treat holder will fit 6 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups. I know that if I had…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Six Tasteful Treats, Sweet Heart dies too!

    Day Six Tasteful Treats Can you believe that today is Day Six Tasteful Treats. How is it that we have done that many?? Did you miss any?? Well you will find them all as follows…. day one, day two, day three, day four and day five. I know that is has been a sweet. Ohh, these were super fun. I wanted to see if the Tasteful Labels dies would work. And they sure did! Here is what I did… I cut two of the same label, front and back. Created a “box” to hold the candy that I wanted. Note that the boxes fit ‘inside’ (or behind) the labels that…

  • 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,…

  • 3D Thursday

    Lip Balm 3D Thursday tutorial from Sarah.

    Lip Balm 3D Thursday Ohh, Lip Balm 3D Thursday, this is soo cute. Did you hear that the Penguin Place stamp set and punch will be carrying over… YES, I am excited! Have you checked out the Facebook group 3D Thursday, yet?? So many fun idea! Including this one… Here are the things that you will need… Mossy Meadow cardstock Basic White cardstock Sweet Stocking DSP Wonderful Snowflake sheets Penguin Place Bundle Bakers Twine Essentials pack Rhinestones Elegant Faceted Gems Soo many little touches to this one, dontcha think?? Check out the inside too… Sarah Willis I really do love this idea, thank you so much! I can not wait…

  • 3D Thursday,  Home Decor,  It Started with $1

    3D Thursday it is my turn, to share a fun project!

    3D Thursday it is my turn I am super excited for 3D Thursday it is my turn so share. Here is my Mini Jam Jar Tree. All you need is one package of Mini Jam Jars (6), the Christmas PInecone dies and Christmas Trimmings dies. I use the Real Red Ruffled ribbon, but you could use any red. Here is my favorite part only one piece of cardstock. A half a sheet of Old Olive. Plus, a half sheet of Mossy Meadow. After a Trip to the Dollar Tree for some needed inspiration I remembered about this idea. So I grabbed three packages of LED tealight candles. You know the…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Cute Halloween Treat idea using an old 3D Thursday.

    Cute Halloween Treat idea Ohh Sooo, Cute Halloween Treat idea from a 3D Thursday tutorial. In case you missed this one here is the link for the tutorial. I have done up a few of these now. I want to tell you it really is super easy. And it really can be for ANYTHING!! The inside is a lot larger then you would think. With that being said however, it is not big enough for a gift card. It does however hold A LOT of candy, lip balm fits, Tic Tac’s and Stampin’ Spots too. Now, tell me what you think about using Flirty Flamingo for Halloween?? I was not…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Mystery Card Night

    September Mystery Card Night, there is still time.

    September Mystery Card Night Ohh, you still have time to get some great 3D project ideas with the September Mystery Card Night. You will need to head on over to the Mystery Card Night and Games group over on facebook. All the measurements and videos are available there. Catch the replay and you can still get in on the last prize. What is that for?? It is for a prize from my stash. You get it by adding your completed projects to the sharing post. I can not wait to see what you come up with. Questions?? As always reach out and I will be happy to help!! Hugs and…

  • blog hop,  Boxes, Tags and Bags,  It Started with...

    Jam Jar 3D Thursday – Design Team Blog Hop

    Jam Jar 3D Thursday Welcome everyone!! I am so very excited to be part of this amazing Design Team! Wasn’t Sarah’s project so fun!! I can not wait to try it myself. For today the Jam Jar 3D Thursday Blog Hop. These jam jars are so versatile. They can be for ANY holiday, ANY occasion and include ANYTHING inside. Okay, not anything, but anything that fits of course. Alright, Alright, I know not everyone likes Halloween or Black Cats as far as that goes. However, Halloween is coming and she is so pretty. How about a pumpkin option?? Pretty much all the same ideas. Grab your Double Oval punch and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coffee and Cards,  It Started with...

    It Started With Facebook Live, first Wednesday.

    It Started With Facebook Live I would love for you to join me Wednesday nights for It Started With Facebook Live. We start at 6:30 central time and it is always a fun time. For the first Wednesday in August we made the above. The Painted Christmas Suite ( bundle 1, bundle 2 and DSP) does not disappoint. I will say that the die cuts really are amazing. These two layers and add a few pine cones and boom. No need for DSP on this one. However, the Sale-a-Bration Be Dazzling specialty paper is awesome. Especially once you figure out that you need to cut it from the top. Yes,…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here!

    Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day You know that Thursday is Paper Pumpkin Day around here. I have a group on Facebook dedicated to is too, check it out!! Every other Thursday we get together and come up with a few ideas from the most current box. Today we worked on the new Hope Box, however I have yet to share these ideas here. This Bag-a-lope was an idea I found several years ago and love using it for treats, twine and other little goodies. Depending on the size envelope, will depend on how big or small the “bag-a-lope” will be. In this case here it is a regular A2 size.…

  • Home Decor,  It Started with...

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry bundle with wood frame.

    Home Decor Sweet Strawberry You know that I love Home Decor and the Sweet Strawberry Bundle is perfect!! Perfect for summer that is! We made this last month on the first Wednesday of the month for the It Started With class. Reminder that this is a monthly thing. It is always something different and typically it starts with something that cost $1. Not always though. Have you gotten this bundle yet?? I was so excited when I saw this bundle in the Jan – June Mini. Even more excited when it was also included in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. More time to play and enjoy these sweet strawberries!! haha. Tell…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Snail Treat Box Video how to included.

    Snail Treat Box Video I know you need this Snail Treat Box Video! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… and you have a sweetie that LOVES candy, right?? Well, you need an excuse to get Crafty!! No matter how you decorate this SUPER CUTE but EASY box! Bonus too is that it holds a gift card!! This is one that you will want to keep the measurements for!! I did a little die cutting, fussy cutting and twine to complete this cutie. I even had Mom helping me so that she could have Treats for ALL the grandkids. No I am not going to share those, YET!! However to…

  • Fancy Fold,  Paper Pumpkin

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative Sending Hearts

    January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative For our First of January 2021 Pumpkin Alternative ideas. Paper Pumpkin shared this submission with everyone on their page last week.. What an honor and I wanted to be sure to share with you here too. I did add a few things to this. The little envelope is from the Snail Mail dies and ALL those hearts are from the Stitched Be Mine dies. I wanted to be sure to share that you can fold this up!! Yes it fits in a regular envelope. However, I did not get to play with the add-on until the Pumpkin Whispers… A Paper Club live. I posed this question…

  • Craft Room,  Home Decor

    Wood Ornament Sneak Peak at the Studio

    Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak This little Wood Ornament, Sneak Peak at the Studio too. First, the ornament. Have you wondered about those little wood “cookies”? I ordered 30 of them, with not much of a plan, but then it hit me. The Wreath Builder?? I wonder?? I grabbed some scrap and cut one out. You bet, it sure did fit!! I added a second layer. Yes, two different colors. This one is Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green. There was also Shaded Spruce and Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive. Although, I even did a Shaded Spruce and Shade Spruce. The wreath builder is even a bundle, Arrange a…

  • Pages, Journals and Books,  Paper Pumpkin

    November 2020 Gift Book an Paper Pumpkin Alternative

    November 2020 Gift Book. I would like to share a November 2020 Gift Book that we created over on the Pumpkin Whispers… a Paper Club. First, you will see all these pieces that you get in the November 2020 Jolly Gingerbread kit. I have used the little gingerbread houses for gift card holders, gift tags, and great little treat holders. All of these ideas with just the bits and pieces included. Now let’s talk about adding a few things. This idea we created today. I have been wanting to create a book like this, but kept chickening out. Yeah, really!! Well, here is where we begin. Colors, of course. Each…

  • blog hop,  Home Decor,  Love it, Chop it

    Third Seven days Haunting Halloween & Blog Hop Fun

    Third Seven Days Haunting For the Third – Seven days of Haunting Halloween its a Home Decor item. Joe is still tearing up my kitchen and about to move into my crafty room. YIKES!! So I am actually sad that I do not have my fall decorations up. I have pumpkins for days that could pretty much be ALLLLL over the house. ANYWAY, welcome if you have never been here before. Why do I mention this?? This post is a Blog Hop too!! WOOOOHOOOO! Now, let’s take a closer look at this fun little project. This came about from a scrap piece of lumber (kitchen remodel). Like any construction areas…