• Coffee and Cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    4/11 Coffee and Cards

    Sooo much to do but, sooo much fun is coming soon!! In case you missing Coffee and Cards today, I am already starting to plan my birthday party and want to include all of you!! Obviously, this party will be a virtual one, but still so much to do!! I hope you will join in on the fun, I will keep you posted on all the festivities when they are finalized!! April 28 Is my actual birthday, in case you were wondering!! Yes, I am EXCITED!!! Happy Easter!! I know that on day 1,058,028 of this pandemic (my tickr is slightly off, BUT!!) We can not celebrate in our “normal”…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    3rd and final Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    WOW, right?? I agree, this was one that just happened! Started with the “shading” using daubers. The colors, Pool Party and Highland Heather for the background. Purple Posy, Garden Green and Gorgeous Grape are the card layers. Ink colors used, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Pool Party. However, let’s talk about the FREE dies and FREE stamp set! When you spend $150 you can get both for free! Ohhh how I enjoy this time of year!! Did you check out the second release items?? A friend let me play a little with her coffee cups.. they have officially been bumped to the top of the list!! I think I NEED…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    2 of 3 from Thinking of You Stamp-a-Stack

    Loving the colors together!! This happy accident color combo is Cajun Craze and Grapefruit Grove. I think you will love it too! The Dandelion Wishes – 146847 stamp set, yes a favorite! With all the stamping in Craft Whisper White. However, the butterfly just completes the card. Not just because I LOVE BUTTERFLIES, really! It helped to lighten up the front. Where did that butterfly come from?? The Butterfly Beauty Dies -148536, of course. The very best part is there are 4 of those little butterflies! One run through the machine and all four are ready for your four cards! Making the centers shine with the Champagne Rhinestones. Completing the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Technique,  YouTube video

    8/24 Coffee and Cards

    For Coffee and Cards this week, it was about the Marvelous Markers vs. Stampin’ Blends AND Memento vs StazOn. Are you wondering about this too?? Then this is the episode you will want to watch!! However, let us talk about the above cards.. these are the results of us figuring out which goes with what… Confused?? Here is where we started, Marvelous Markers.. they are just like using your colored ink pads.. you can “color” the stamp and then da-duh! Next was water color paper and the aqua painter… It was decided that StazOn was the black of choice, unless you wanted a more no line look like this. Lastly,…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards

    Coffee and Cards 8/10 Magnolia Lane

    It is no secret, I love black and white cards. Join a replay of Coffee and Cards on Facebook. Not only will you get all the information. Also, the tips and get the how too, on that birthday sentiment. Two different looks with mostly all the same “stuff.” Starting with a stamp, ink and paper card. The Magnolia Lane and all the goodies in the suite (152178). Although the focus was just on the flower you can check past posts for a week of ideas. Just Whisper White and Black for the Thinking of You … the sparkle is the Glittered Organza Ribbon (147897) Continuing, to the second card and…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Prizes

    The results are in.. Magnolia Lane

    Remember last weeks post?? Did you get you comment in?? I loved all the ideas and took a little from everyone to get the final card… Using the leaves, bakers twine and moving the sentiment. Also, a touch of Wink of Stella some ink and an extra layer to the sentiment. Want to see a close up?? The magnolia buds were switched to Blushing Bride, used the Petal Pink and Wink of Stella to the lower edge of the buds. A touch of Mossy Meadow ink is what gives the leaves that light color. I love the Wink of Stella and tried my best to get a good picture. Next…

  • Challenges,  Uncategorized

    Three twine card??

    Another Rooted in Nature card…. Have you decided that you need this bundle yet?? All the items associated with this set start on page 143 of the current (new) catalog. This time using the DSP, Mint Macaron, Grapefruit Grove, Basic Black and Blackberry Bliss. Have you tried to heat emboss on vellum yet?? Talk about an easy way to hide the adhesive… WOW!! Rounding out this card (hahaha) is the stitched shapes framelits (pg 220 145372 $30.) The Nature’s Twine is a four pack, Crumb Cake, Grapefruit Grove, Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron. Using the three “bows” was a pretty way to display all three colors, I thought… The sentiment…