• Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb and pink

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb I am ready for some Springtime Joy with a Lamb wearing flowers. How about you?? I bet it does not feel like spring today, but … This little cutie is here to say hello and think Spring. I created this card for the Culver Library class last month. We try and be a holiday ahead. I think she needs some eyelashes?? hummm?? Maybe even a little bit of coloring on her little feet. The “crown” coloring was done with Watercolor Pencils. Reminder, do not forget to use your Blending Pen to get a softer more blended look. However, you could easily do it with the…

  • Fancy Fold,  Team Meeting

    February Team Meeting Swap – My fancy fold

    February Team Meeting Swap Yes, I had fun with the February Team Meeting Swap. The theme was using your favorite bundle/suite of product from the Jan-June Mini catalog. They all were slightly different in that some had Snails and some had Mushrooms. All the coloring was slightly different too. The background is the Snail Mail DSP. You know it was difficult picking just one. Which is your favorite?? The Snail or the Mushrooms (below)?? For this snail, I used the Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, and Magenta Madness Stampin’ Blends. The Mushrooms turned out super cute. I did however use a lot of Stampin’ Blend colors for these. Here is the…

  • 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…

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Uncategorized

    October Girl’s Night, the first card.

    October Girl’s Night On the first Friday of each month, you can come and make some birthday cards. October Girl’s Night was no exception. We crafted, talked and laughed too! This was the first of two cards that the girls made. We always have two designs and they made two of each design. I saw this layout somewhere and knew that I had to try it. To simple?? I think the technique that I added kept the ladies on their toes. The Country Home stamp set has the beautiful water jug. But where in the heck did I get that sentiment?? Well, I made it. You might want the Stamparatus…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/28 Crafty Thursday

    It sure was fun using new product! The Misty Moonlight cardstock pairs very nicely with the Sea Side Spray from last years In-Colors. Did you miss the Live Thursday?? You can catch the replay over on Facebook here. But you can also watch over on YouTube. Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel yet?? Please do… I am adding new content this weekend and to get notifications please be sure to hit the “bell”. Alright, so… I have to be honest with you … I was so unhappy that I restamped the whole front! Note that there are more frogs on the one above! I like the new version much…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    5/12 Coffee and Cards

    To Color or not to Color all the flowers…?? Well, what would you do?? I am sorry to report that I left the flowers. I actually like all the “Black and White” space. YIKES!! What is happening to me? Yes even this one… How are you feeling about the Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather?? We may just have to try this full on cardstock together. Look for that in the NEAR future! I sure hope you are not sick of this fold! I am enjoying it! Thankful also that I remember all the measurements. I can not find a single thing in the pile of post-its, scratch paper and print…

  • Coloring

    Spring – Fable Friends

    Happy Spring! With the sun shining and all the rain we have gotten the last few days… The Ducks in the raincoats is PERFECT! I am also sorry to say that these little cuties are on the retiring list. sad! You can use either the watercolor pencils or your Stampin’ Blends to do your coloring, just be sure to use the correct ink. Not sure which is correct?? StazOn ink for watercolors Momento ink for Stampin’ blends I almost forgot to mention the Tailored Tag Punch. That is what I used so that you can see the Momma duck that is stamped on the inside. And no worries that one…

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter How are you doing?? I know for me the day today was a struggle. Not being able to see family, or even spend time with my hubby was just weird. Usually I travel out to Illinois and have a fun, but CRAZY dinner with the whole family. Not today. Poor Joe who is still considered an essential worker, is working. How did you spend your holiday?? You would think that I was in the craft room today, actually I was not. I spent the day chilling out, watching TV and did a little baking. The kitties kept me toasty and on schedule. They can tell time you know!…

  • Coloring,  Girls Night,  Happy Birthday

    Accented Blooms Happy Birthday

    How awesome are these colorful Birthday Cards?? I made at the last Girl’s Night. Have you been to Girl’s Night?? The next one is September 6, always the first Friday of each month. Come Join Us! Making four cards in total. The first two were a more feminine style and the second you will have to check back to see. The one on the left uses colored pencils and the one on the right uses the Stampin’ Blends. Using the Accented Blooms (146681) and the coordinating Tailored Tag Punch (145667). However for the birthday sentiments you will also need, Itty Bitty Birthdays (148618). Do you think one looks more tropical…

  • Coloring,  Holiday cards,  In-Colors,  old site,  sneak peek,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Squirrels for Spring.

    Fable Friends (148670) will be in the new Annual Catalog. This little cute squirrel along with it’s friends, the bunny and Mama Duck with her kids. Are you ready for Easter?? Have you figured out what the bunny will be putting in the baskets?? Our family is getting together for brunch. Using the Gingham Gala DSP (148554) and the watercolor pencils (141709) to color. Have you heard that there will be an additional set of watercolor pencils?? The first set has 13 you will be able to add 10 more colors to your color selection. Sorry, but not available until June 3. One more hint… Gingham is a very trendy…

  • Coloring,  Kits,  Technique

    Lots of Happy Kit

    Remember all the coloring that was shared earlier this week…. Here is the finished product. Check out the kit it self on page 9 of the annual catalog. Here is what you get though… 5 different cards and four of each. This is an all inclusive kit, which means you get a spot of ink, stamps even dimensionals. All this for $35. great and easy gift. but fun to keep on hand for some fancy looking relaxing coloring and great cards to give to someone that needs a smile. Each card has a coordinating envelope… there is foil sheets, ribbon even some vellum leaves. The four colored pencils include two…

  • Happy Birthday,  YouTube video

    New Cling Mounting

    Having trouble or worried about mounting your new stamps?? I hope this video helps… Plus a cute little card to go along with it, This adorable set is a bundle, Stamp set with Die Cuts and when you purchase the bundle you save 10%. The Birthday Cheer stamp set has cute and fun fonts, including the sentiment below. The cupcake is just one of the imagines. Party hat and gift box and fun pattern too. You will see upcoming posts that will feature additional stamps and die cuts from this bundle ( Birthday Cheer Bundle 150576) The video shows all the dies and stamps. I hope the video helps you…