• Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    Bonus July DDD card idea, Expression in Ink

    Bonus July DDD card Here is the Bonus July DDD card. I really loved the idea of using the flower die cut and matching it up with one of the “flowers” on the DSP. Here was the idea. I wanted to be able to give you flowers. The Expressions in Ink Suite ( DSP, Ephemera pack and bundle) to me is colorful and happy. Yes, it will bring a smile to your face too. Now I realize that not everyone like flowers. The DSP pack is not all about them. I love the movement of the alcohol color variation. Come on it is Cool!! In case you missed here are…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Last of July News and Information, plus reminder.

    Last of July News and Information Here is all the Last of July News and Information. Yup, all in one post. Starting off with Girl’s Night. There will not be an in person event in August. I will be out of town for some Stampin’ Up! training. I hope that you get your packet still so that you can stamp along with me on the Third Wednesday of August, online. I can promise that you will not want to miss out on these two wonderful cards!! Reminder… That you get two of two different cards and the envelopes too. And as always they are ALWAYS birthday cards. All you need…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    July Ding Dong Ditch, Class to go for this month.

    July Ding Dong Ditch Have you been looking for the information on the July Ding Dong Ditch?? Here is where you will find it!! Wondering what the Ding Dong Ditch is?? Well that is my monthly class to go. You get full PDF instructions plus I make the cards in my Wednesday night classes. Typically it is the second Wednesday of the month. Have you checked out what is all included?? Well I can tell you this month it is going to be something new again!! Yes, I like to change it up just a little bit. If you remember last month, it was cardstock, DSP and embossing folder set.…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Christmas in July event, Stamp-a-Stack Style!

    Christmas in July event This will not only be a Christmas in July “event” but a Stamp-a-Stack too! There are 4 different cards and you will be making 5 of each. Ohhh but wait, so much more, as always! For this event it will include a pack of DSP, Ribbon, Embellishments and envelopes. Now do not forget all the fun that we had for the Butterfly Birthday Bash. I promise we will have loads of fun!! Snacks and even a bit of Christmas music. No complaining, please! You never know, I just might even pull out the Christmas Tree for the day!! I know where my Christmas t-shirts are too!!…

  • Fancy Fold,  Stamp Camp/class

    Envelope Fun Fold yes an easy one from class.

    Envelope Fun Fold yes an easy one Here is an Envelope Fun Fold yes, an easy one from Fun Fold Class. I do really like this one. Another that uses a regular cardbase. I wanted to try and mix a little of the soon to be retiring items with a few new. I will share more about that. The fold really is perfect and very well could be a gift card holder. I would put the gift card holder on the bottom flap. It really is easy, just add a piece of scrap to the left or right side. DONE!! Dontcha love that flower. The technique is called Two Step.…

  • 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…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Fancy Fold

    Fun Fold Treat Box, because candy is necessary!!

    Fun Fold Treat Box Okay, I just start off with saying chocolate is needed for the Fun Fold Treat Box. As you can see there is LOTS of it in this little box. I also want to add this box is from scrap of one of the fun folds that we made. Yes, no scraps for this one!! WooHOO. Even the decorating is from the scrap bin. I do love when you can create such cute ideas without cutting a BIG full piece of cardstock. However, if you need to make several then this would yield two boxes from one piece. I used a few different items here… The leaves…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash.

    Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is the fun post… Prizes from Butterfly Birthday Bash. I think I forgot to take a few photos… DANG IT!! But Here is our first winner, This is a gift certificate to get her catalog bond from out local UPS. My favorite part is seeing all the smiles. I do love to spoil my customers and can not wait to be able to more of it next time!! These three were having fun and then prize patrol came and brought out THE BIG SMILES!! To me this is what it is all about!! Sharing my love of crafting with amazing people. No matter the…

  • Fairs / Events,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects.

    Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash Here are the Last Two Butterfly Birthday Bash projects. No worries if you missed some there is a link at the bottom to find all of them!! In my second attempt to help Paula love this Enjoy the Moments stamp set, I created this. Needless to say I still have not won her over. I do promise to keep trying!! Anyway, yes there are butterflies. And here is where things really got fun. Ohhh Erica started it and then I ran with it. I mentioned the brick DSP patterned paper. Every time I I said brick she said house. So I grabbed my iPad and…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash and the smiles they had!

    Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash Yes, I am talking about the Attendees, These Beautiful Butterfly Birthday Bash goers were hard at work. All that concentration. Can you believe it?? Say hello to Paula and Nancy. We were very happy to have Nancy Join us from southern Indiana. It has been way to long since her last visit. I was especially excited that she choose my Birthday Bash to be her first visit of the year. Hugs! No matter if we did not know everyone. These ladies made friends quick!! Three of these ladies did not know each other before today. This is one of my favorite parts of having classes. There…

  • Stamp Camp/class

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash starting with prep work.

    Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash The first part of the Review of Butterfly Birthday Bash. I know that it might only be interesting to some of you. However my dad might enjoy this too. I do not do too many BIG events. When I do, I go ALL out!! For the Butterfly Birthday Bash, the goodie bag was HUGE!! The above photo is just the different papers that you received. Note the In Good Taste DSP is carried over to the new Annual Catalog, woooHOOO!! The Hydrangea Hill DSP and that beautiful Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass is from the Jan-Jun Mini. That is just the start!! There were several embellishments,…

  • Ding Dong Ditch

    May Ding Dong Ditch, All that you get and more…

    May Ding Dong Ditch Here is all the information on the May Ding Dong Ditch. This class to go includes designer series paper (DSP), ribbon and cardstock. You will add in your ink, stamps (or get the add on) and adhesives. With plenty of extras to use to make more cards or fun projects later. Here is where we start… DSP and White Crinkle Ribbon. Note there are only 5 colors. They should look familiar because they are the 2020-2022 In-Colors. Adding in the White Crinkle ribbon so that you can have an excuse to use your Stampin’ Blends. I know how it is… you just need a reason. Here…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Coloring Class Card, Grab your favorite colors!!

    Last Coloring Class Card Here is the Last Coloring Class card. Yes, I saved my favorite for last. Although I did really love how all of them turned out!! Did you miss the roses with the Blending brushes?? How about the “succulents” card one?? How do I suggest starting with these amazing markers?? Just grab a couple of your favorite colors and a stamped image, using Memento ink. Or like we did here a 12 x 12 sheet of True Love DSP. However any black and white would do wonderfully. Start off with one color. Start with the lightest color first. Then using the lines that exist on the flowers…

  • Coloring,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    Peek at Coloring Class, Blending Brushes and Wink.

    Peek at Coloring Class. Just a peek at the coloring class from last month. Holy Cow how could it be a month already!! The first technique was easy and fun. Picking our favorite color and “brush” the flowers. I used Rococo Rose, but really it could be ANY color. I wanted to be sure that you could get a lot of stuff so… Each person has a full 12 x 12 piece of DSP to play with. But that was just the start!! One blending brush and three sets of Stampin’ Blends also. You got to pick the colors!! I find that it really is much easier that way. Why??…

  • Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    Weekly reminders of classes and other stuff

    Weekly Reminders of classes Here are all your Weekly Reminders of classes and other stuff. Starting with Paper Pumpkin. Did you see this sneak peek yet?? Ohhh how fun. You just might want to get some Ice Cream Corner DSP to go with this one. just saying. Why?? Because it will coordinate very well. I am SOOO EXCITED!! for this camp. I know it will be here before I know it, but This one will be soo much fun. And all those goodies you are going to get… DANG!! Are you looking to join in?? Either in person or online, you will want to check this post so that you…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Prizes,  Stamp Camp/class

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash

    April Butterfly Birthday Bash Here is ALL the information on April’s Butterfly Birthday Bash. Ohh where do I start?? Well, first this is an in person (limited) AND online event. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24, starting in person 9 am (central), the first live at 10:30am (central) with the second at about 2pm (central). Need more information? Okay, I am going to be honest with you. This is my way of celebrating my upcoming birthday. The best way I know how. CRAFTING of course! And using all of my favorite things. Butterflies, purple and projects too! No not everything is going to be purple, BUT we will be…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Stamp Camp/class

    March Ding Dong Ditch, all the information.

    March Ding Dong Ditch Are you ready for this March Ding Dong Ditch?? I sure hope so. I will start off that there are LOTS of options on this one. Obviously I picked more then one thing. I bet you can not guess?? Can you guess?? Well, it is all about the Chickens… YUP, Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick. They both have die cuts too!! I wanted to take these sets somewhere different. So I picked a BRIGHT and FUN DSP to match. Surprised?? Ohhh, I bet you really are. I love the ribbon options. However, I really have not “played” with this DSP yet. I will also admit…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    March Paper Pumpkin Peek and Boxes have shipped

    March Paper Pumpkin Peek Did you know that March Paper Pumpkin Peek includes a FREE item?? Why?? Well Paper Pumpkin is celebrating a Birthday. And bonus is for you the subscriber. You will be getting a FREE stencil set… I also see a sponge there too. You need to subscribe here to get your kit. Check out a couple of ideas from the January Paper Pumpkin here. I can not wait to get my kit.. To check out all those fun looking die cuts too. Humm, I wonder what the ink color is going to be. Maybe a fun contest is in order. What could the prize be?? I NEED…

  • Craft Room,  Ding Dong Ditch,  Girls Night,  Stamp Camp/class,  Stampin Up News/Deals

    Month End Reminders Tidbits too.

    Month End Reminders Tidbits The first of our Month End Reminders Tidbits and much more.. is all about Mystery Adhesive Bags and all the fun we are going to have on Sunday. This is going to be a FB event, however, if you are on on Facebook, no worries you can still get your bag!! All you need to know… Put in your order before noon on Sunday using this Link. And order the following… 104430 Dimensionals 144108 Mini Dimensionals 110755 Multipurpose Glue and 103683 Mini Glue Dots. Shipped direct to you is less then $26. If you are local to me, Yes you can just contact me. Here is…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Forever Greenery class cards

    Last two Forever Greenery Today we are on the Last two Forever Greenery class cards. The first we mix ribbon and even color it with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Now do you see why I love that ribbon. Recognize the card layout?? We have done it before. It really is soo easy, all the pieces are 1 1/2 inches wide and then the length depends on the piece. You sure can get a lot of cards out of this layout and even 6 x 6 DSP. To achieve that color, you will want to grab your Silicone Craft Sheet and your favorite Stampin’ Blend color. I like the Silicone…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last Month’s Forever Greenery class cards

    Last Month’s Forever Greenery Last month’s Forever Greenery class cards, start simple and build from there. For the first of four cards. Keeping the first card to just the Forever Greenery DSP. The gold thread or cord is from the combo pack of ribbon. For me however it is the sentiment that I just love. This suite of products is available with just one order number here. The suite includes Stamp set, dies, embossing folders, DSP, laser cut gold foil, gold metal rings and ribbon. However for the class it was DSP ribbon and Bundle. A quick peek a the inside of the card. I bet you are wondering the…

  • Ding Dong Ditch,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class,  YouTube video

    January Ding Dong Ditch All the information

    January Ding Dong Ditch Today I will be sharing ALL the information about the January Ding Dong Ditch. There are cards, bundles and extras. Why?? Well, for a chance at FREE Sale-a-Bration items!! Give it a try option $17.00 The “basic” option for this month includes the 1/4 True Love DSP pack and Black Glittered Organdy ribbon. Plus you will get 10 pieces of 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 cardstock. Plus 4 great ideas included. The PDF instructions walk you step by step oh how I created those cards. Keep in mind you will need to use your own adhesive, ink and stamps to complete. Bundle add on $57.00 Add…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Card Gift Wrapped alternative colors.

    Card Gift Wrapped Alternative colors. A Card Gift Wrapped alternative in different colors. Yes, even “tied” with a bow. The Gift Wrapped bundle includes stamp set and punch bundle. This fun Magenta Madness and Just Jade card was for the library last month. Okay, it is in no way, shape or form a traditional one. However, why not have a fun card or two. The ladies loved it. Completely different. I hear you groan about bows, so here is way to put a bow on ANYTHING without having to tie it. And yes, this can be added to any card. The ruffle look is just one of the stamps that…

  • Clubs,  Mystery Card Night,  Paper Pumpkin,  Stamp Camp/class

    What is going on in the Craft Room!

    World Cardmaking Day. So here is what is going on in the craft room. Yes, decisions have been made…. we will do both… an in person event and on online. Same usual time and we will have two lives… One at the normal 10:30 am (central) and one at 3:30pm (central). The in person event is going to be in the form of a stamp camp. More information to come. Since this has been such a hit… it will be added to the calendar of events. Mark the second Friday of each month for this fun event! If you did not join the group yet on Facebook go ahead and…

  • Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Whale of a Time – DDD (Ding Dong Ditch) review.

    I know, I know, Whale of a Time – DDD is from July. However, if you are thinking of checking out the current Ding Dong Ditch. This might be helpful. Today we will take a look at two cards and tomorrow the rest. Let me share that you need to check all the options. And also keep in mind that you only get supplies that are listed. And yes it does include all the measurements/instructions. Also, this is something that is great to get in the mail. Whale of a Time – July Ding Dong Ditch The basic option for this DDD(Ding Dong Ditch) got you 1/4 pack of DSP…

  • 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…