• Fairs / Events,  In-Colors

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness with Pansy Petals DSP

    Pansies Little Extra Happiness I love Pansies, Little Extra Happiness and so much more about this card. Let’s start with the Pansy Petals DSP (patterned paper – there is a suite too). Both of these patterns come from that pack. The Bumblebee pattern is a soft or subtle pattern. With the flower and leaf pattern being a bit bigger. AGAIN mixing my DSP’s to show off how easy and pretty they can be together. However, this layout works with any coordinating DSP’s. I used this layout for the Make ‘n Take card at the BOGO sale last month. This was the sample idea. The other two used the Beauty of…

  • In-Colors,  Team Meeting

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color with a punch.

    Flowers of Friendship In-Color Using the Flowers of Friendship for these In-Color thank you cards. With the Inky Whisper Sisters our team swap I think last month was 2021-2023 In-Colors. Wanting to use all of them. Because we all have our favorites!! I was super excited when Korine (our team swap coordinator) brought over this bundle. The Flowers of Friendship is a stamp and punch bundle. You know that you save 10% when you get the bundle!! Ohhh the possibilities!! I don’t know about you, but for me I struggle to have a favorite out of these five. Right?? They are all so pretty and sooo easy to use with…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    First of the Fun Fold Cards, this is an easy one!

    First of the Fun Fold Cards Here is the First of the Fun Fold Cards. I want to say that this one is one of the EASY ones too! My favorite part is that you use a regular cardbase to start. If you have done any fun (fancy) folds you know that most take a TON of paper. You might need to start with 12 x 12 paper. UGGHH, right?? Not this one. What does that mean?? Well you still get two cards from one piece of 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock. Which is a win when you do not have a lot of colors or cardstock in…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Clock is Ticking down and One more idea.

    Clock is Ticking Down To say the Clock is Ticking down is an understatement. Sunday is the final day to take advantage of what Sale-a-Bration has to offer… whether it is the FREE products with purchase or the Bonus items with your joining of my team. It really is the… LAST DAY!! The clock above is truly ticking down… All orders and joining needs to be done my 11:50 pm on Sunday. With that clock ticking, You can still create beautiful works of art. Just as we did Wednesday night for card class. I sure had fun because we played this or that. I pulled a few choices and everyone…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    SAB Flower and Strawberries with Thanks.

    SAB Flower and Strawberries Sharing an easy way to get SAB Flower and Strawberries. Yes, all the supplies you need for this cheerful and bright Thank you card. Here is the list…. Bright family cardstock pack 1 ink (I choose Soft Suede) Sweet Strawberry bundle Dimensionals Flower & Field DSP FREE from Sale-a-Bration The product total comes to $52.75. Pretty darn close to your $50 minimum. Want to see another color variation?? I did add colors to the strawberry on the envelope. Same basic color scheme. Just a different cardbase. However, I really was trying to get the most out of this DSP. If you cut a full layer 4…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    Third look Dandy Garden Suite and a YouTube video.

    Third look Dandy Garden Here is your third look at the Dandy Garden (Mega) Suite. The DSP is perfect to pair up with the curvy dies. Simple sentiment and a little rabbit ear bow. Put my favorite is the ladybug trinkets!! I sure hope that you plan on grabbing this fun set. Dare I even say that I have not really even begun to play with the die cuts yet… I am excited! You know that I love sharing tips and tricks. Check out this one that was added last week to my YouTube channel. Have you subscribed yet?? Do not forget the click on the bell because there are…

  • 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…

  • Team Meeting

    Thanks a bunch Sunflower Celebration.

    Thanks a bunch Sunflower I am a huge fan of the outline of this HUGE sunflower. For our Inky Whisper Sisters team meeting in August the theme was Melon Mambo. I did add Granny Apple Green and a little Flirty Flamingo. How do you think the thanks a bunch sunflower turned out? This is a very summery look. I did try to be strategic where I put the dimensionals. Along with the stem of the little sprig. In this photo you can really see the embossing folder too. That is Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. hummm, I wonder what this would look like in more purples and cream. What colors…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/8 Coffee and Cards Posted for You.

    Coffee, Posted for You. Coffee and Cards from a couple weeks ago… dang!! Grab your Wink of Stella so we can color!! WHAT??? Using the Posted for You Bundle those little birds are just super cute! I used the Just Jade and Gray Granite for the cardstock and ink. Punch, punch and punch… You could use different colors for that “stamps” if you wanted. I was using things that were already on the craft table believe it or not. Girl’s Night left overs. Using my Wink of Stella as a paint brush… just a little dip in the ink. See the video for a view of the light touch you…

  • Coffee and Cards

    Best Year Bundle for a Thank You card.

    Yes, Best Year Bundle… I do love me some plaid! OHHH, yes, grab your favorite plaid shirt!! Use that for inspiration on the colors. Go BOLD!! Have some fun with it! The Best Year Bundle is a perfect addition to the fall line up! I do have to share that I think this is my new go to Thank You sentiment. However, the size and the font could go either way really!! I think I love the little cork flower. The Small Bloom punch adds a little bit of cuteness to the card. Did you notice that the plaid is cut in half?? The Plaid die measures about 4 1/2…