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  • Coffee and Cards,  Love it, Chop it

    4/18 Coffee and Cards

    One Sheet Wonder… I missed you this morning, we had soo much fun! More information about my big birthday online party!! (Eeeekkk!!) How lucky am I to be getting all these FABULOUS birthday cards!! ANYWAY!! I did hold out two cards for tomorrow! However, I know you need reminding of what we did. Did you notice the Blueberry Bushel “theme” throughout?! You guessed it, that is one of the sooon to be retiring in-colors. Is it your favorite?? Please, DO NOT wait! Now let’s talk measurements… with a 12 x 12 sheet of designer series paper (DSP). Remember to pay attention to your pattern. First cut – 1 inch move…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  In-Colors

    Deck the Halls with Light

    The trio of paper lanterns for Christmas. The Christmas is Gleaming bundle (153006) is on low inventory (at time of post). So, I thought I would post quick. I have seen the lanterns in several shapes, I did triangles. Stitched Shape Circles for the two smaller and Nested Labels for the larger. Each uses a full sheet of cardstock, just the heights vary. All three decorated just slightly different. Colors are the same. I know you see the DSP and it is already no longer available, I am sorry! However, you could put a layer of Pretty Peacock that is embossed and add some frost shimmer paint on the raised…

  • Challenges,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Rococo Rose Perennial Essence Flower for GDP Challenge

    With the rain and humid weather, I know I am not the only one that needs some prettiness! So, how about a “how to” for the Global Design Project sketch challenge. Cute sketch right?? Let’s see what we can do with it. I would like to teach you how I made the flower. And you know what?? It is so much easier if I just show you…. How about a YouTube video? Here are the supplies you will need: Floral Essence Stamp Set (149450 Suite 152166) Perennial Essence Punch (149522 bundle 151055) Stitched Shapes Dies (145372) Perennial Essence Floral Centers (149442) Scalloped Linen Ribbon (149704) Stampin Pierce Mat (126199) Take…

  • Challenges,  Coloring

    Beautiful Day for a Challenge

    Back playing with the Stampin’ Blends for this AMAZING flower. The Beautiful Day stamp set (145915) has been fun to color this last week. Lastly with this set… The Global Design Project challenge #GDP204 which is a CASE, and Kerstin’s card is just beautiful. I liked the DSP, but had to create my own to match the flower I chose. Also used the Rectangle Stitched dies (148551) but with the Perennial Essence Vellum (149101) in So Saffron. Stamping two of the flower images, and a couple extra leaves. One was colored Cherry Cobbler (c-144598) with a little Crumb Cake (c-144601). The second is Daffodil Delight (c-144603) with a little Pumpkin…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Challenges,  In-Colors

    Love What You Do #GDP201

    I love giving treats… How about you?? How about a treat for a teacher, friend or neighbor?? This week on the Global Design Project, the challenge has to do with these colors… Great Fall color combos, dontcha think? This creation was simple leftover pieces from other projects. Mossy Meadow base 2 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4. Add the decorations you want. Stamp using the Merry Merlot ink and the flower bunch from the Love What You do (148042) set. The 1/2 base is just wide enough so that this cutie even stands up. No need for gluing the candy because the “belly band” holds it…

  • It Started with...

    Magnolia Lane, Hello Beautiful

    Where do you find inspiration?? Well, I know that I find it in strange places some times.. AND at weird times too! How about you?? I found the inspiration for this card in an antique store a few weeks ago. Joe and I were out on a date and like to stop in local shops. In other words… SHOPPING! This was in one of our usual stops … Just “hanging” out for me to see… Quick to snap a shot and then try to figure out HOW to pull this off… with a little help from a friend, this all came together. Thank you for your suggestion my friend! The…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it

    The last Butterfly…

    Have you been able to follow along?? Or have you missed Sunday’s Post or maybe yesterday’s post?? It has been a short tale of a die cut… Filled with 5 butterflies… The bottom three got to stay together…. (Sunday) The top two were separated… each going to different places… The top right… Yesterday’s The last little butterfly…. really was ready to show off!! She wanted to be sure that YOU had a beautiful day today!! To be sure that you knew, how loved you are!! Even with a few rough edges… You are beautiful! AND do not forget to shine! Do not hide your sparkle, while letting the wind blow…

  • Coloring,  Technique

    Floating card w/Roots

    Soooo, no one could figure out what was missing from Sunday’s card…. shame shame, haha. There were actually a couple of butterflies missing…. The bottom three were on the first card. The top right, is on this card… Wonder where the fifth one will be?? Ohhh, I bet you want to see the card?? Using again the Rooted in Nature (148217) with coordinating die, Nature’s Roots (146341). Stamped in Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. Giving the same sentiment a different look using the Timeless Label punch (149516). You guys know that I am a lover of dimensionals, BUT dang this had about a million of them. Each leaf and log…

  • In-Colors

    Pretty Peacock and Butterfly Beauty

    Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? If not, I am grateful to have you reading my blog, and having you as a friend!! This past, present and future set of Butterflies is so you know that you will always be part of my story! And I am forever grateful! Not a typical color selection for me… but that Reversible Ribbon (149496) was crying on my shelf. Pretty Peacock and the Old Olive vellum (149101) turned out so pretty on Coffee and Cards on Saturday and matched that poor ribbon. Pool Party is the layer and card base, Using a sponge and Pretty Peacock ink for the…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    Beauty Abounds for Coffee and Cards 7/6

    Super busy Coffee and Cards today, PHEW…. Had fun playing with this set, pretty much for the first time!! Beauty Abounds (148726) and the coordinating Butterfly Beauty Die set (148536). If I were to be honest, I need those thanks cards… my purse was almost empty!! Vellum Butterflies on all five cards!! WooooHOOO!! A very happy heart for this girl! Wait?? You did not know that you could get vellum in colors, yet?? Sure, Perennial Essence (149101) in 12 x 12 too! There are three colors included, Petal Pink, Old Olive and So Saffron. Also, added white vellum (101856) only because I ran outta colors, haha. Using just a piece…

  • Fairs / Events,  old site

    “Truck Swap”

    You are wonderful!! Hope you are having a Great Sunday!! Traveling back home today and figured the “Truck Swap” would be a good share today. So, traveling to/from Minnesota with four other ladies, we decide (I decided) that we should do a swap…. Here is the one that I shared, I can not wait to share what the other ladies made! You know that Highland Heather was going to be involved, right?? The Rooted in Nature (146482) Suite needed some love too. Have you gotten the Rectangle Stitched Framelits (148551)?? The detail on the edge of the sentiment was just the added touch I was looking for. The “log” stamp…

  • Fairs / Events,  Holiday cards,  old site,  sneak peek,  Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Blizzard Bundle (#4)

    Here is Stamp-a-Stack 2018 card number 4. The colors on this one is Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape and Highland Heather. Ohhh, and vellum…. that is where the snow look comes from. This card is a top folded card. This bundle is from the 2018 Holiday Catalog on page 39. The bundle includes, Wood or Clear mount stamps and a large die cut. Bundle costs: Wood mount $53 stamp camp pre pay price $65. Clear mount $45.75 stamp camp pre pay price $58 If you choose this as your card for the camp you will get supplies for 10 cards, or choose this as one of your cards and make 5…