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  • 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…

  • Girls Night

    Celebrate Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night.

    Sunflowers used for Girl’s Night I know that you wonder what happens on Girl’s Night?? Well, come on and join us. I am keeping numbers low so that we can “social distance”. We get together, craft, laugh and talk. Sometimes it is a late night, sometimes it is an early one. Celebrating a birthday?? Sunflowers used on Girl’s Night and you bet it has a happy birthday sentiment inside. Add in extra color using… Squeeze the ink pad together. Open your lid to your Bumblebee ink and grab your Wink of Stella. There should be a little bit of ink on the lid. The brush has the perfect amount of…

  • 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…

  • Technique

    Happy Mother’s Day!

    Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom! I do not know how many of you know, but my mom is an artist. Serious, I have paintings of hers in my house. AMAZING!! She has done several mixed media, sculptures and others. I bet you are guessing that is where my “art-ability” comes from? I hate to admit, out loud, it took me over 30 years to find it! So you can see why, just a “simple” card for my mom… will NOT do! Let’s start with the pieces… Using several punches for this card. The small bloom punch from the 2020 Annual Catalog. However at the moment I do not have…

  • Happy Birthday

    Bye Bye to Bonanza Buddies

    I have a young cousin that had a birthday earlier this month… And bears with bows seemed to be the ticket! This DSP…. Ohh sooo happy and bright. The Koala just makes you want to smile doesn’t it?? Are you seeing the little round of hearts?? I bet you recognize them… Those are hearts left over from valentines day, BUT perfect for confetti. Haha, I know I am evil! But at least I marked the back of the envie. Even added an extra Koala to that side! And you bet I put the WHOLE round inside the card. The Koala is CUTE, but…. It needed a few sparkling touches! The…

  • Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    More from 4/18 Coffee and Cards

    Here are the final two, plus a bonus. Have you stamped on your DSP?? To be honest it was kinda scary!! However it is always fun to try new things, right?? What did I have to lose?? Nothings, because I could have used the other side! Keeping with the Blueberry Bushel ink. I took a deep breath and… STAMPED!! What do you think?? I do have one more that I want to try from this DSP pack… check back for that!! BONUS How much do we love a bonus…. Oh yes please!! I had that one very nice piece and wanted to stamp some more of these beautiful flowers from…

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Grapefruit Grove…. with an alternative.

    Did you know… How nicely Grapefruit Grove paired with Terracotta Tile?? Here is your sample… What do you think?? The Grapefruit Grove is the layer cardstock AND the inside of the boots. YES, I am still having fun with the boots!! Still, sending to EVERYONE that I know I think??? hummm, because who could not use a bright and happy card like this? I sure could!! Let’s start spreading some more sunshine!! On the left, is the Shimmery Crystal Effects, yes you can still get it!! One the right is the Wink of Stella, a favorite for MANY!! Give a comment if you are on team wink?? If not, WHY??…

  • 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”…

  • Paper Pumpkin

    March 2020 Paper Pumpkin

    In case you are not on social media…. And in case you have not seen ANYTHING from this last months Paper Pumpkin. The above picture is “as the directions” state-ish… haha. In this time of staying home and social distancing, I want to remind you that Paper Pumpkin is here for you!! What do I mean?? This amazing subscription box, is a “rain or shine” kinda thing. It comes to your mailbox each and EVERY month, if you choose. For a cost of around $25. All the supplies including embellishments, ribbon/twine, most adhesives AND envelopes to match. Do you see them in the background (above)?? But for me… and here…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards,  In-Colors

    All those extra pieces…

    Sooo much more happiness…. Here are the other pieces that I had to use up… I do not want to end up with an overflowing bits and pieces container like before… YIKES!! Adding a few extra pieces for these three. Paula, do you notice that little piece?? Apparently it was not too small. Adding tulips for an Easter card, an extra layer and a few flowers. What would you have added?? Can you see the Wink of Stella inside the tulips?? Now to write in them all and get in the mailbox to bring someone some sunshine. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • In-Colors,  Technique

    Sending Hugs w/Inspiring Iris

    Sending virtual hugs… This card happened because I was showing someone how to do the “leaves”. Using some water and Mossy Meadow reinker. I have a questions for you…. I think that these “leaves” look like cattails? Is it hard to tell with the ribbon there? Wink of Stella… Ohhh, how I wish that the Wink of Stella photographed better! I know you are wondering how I was able to get that Purple Posy Ink. Actually, that is a second generation Highland Heather. It sure gets sooo, close. In addition to this card, how about a video?? I can work on that later this week!! Yup, I added it to…

  • Fancy Fold,  Happy Birthday,  In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek

    Best Dressed and Fancy

    What is your color? I was working on my tutorial for the TTT group and had some scraps left. What do we do with scraps?? Yup, we make more cards! Here is the result…. to make it even better, how about a fancy fold? Here is how to create this fold… card base of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 score at 4 1/4. Then you cut off 3/4 of an inch. Use that 3/4 inch piece score at 3 inches and tuck under the inside layer. DONE. Easy, right?? Reminder stamp prior to using your adhesive! We all make mistakes! Hint: use the same ink color as your cardstock for…

  • In-Colors

    More 2018-2020 In-Colors

    We all have a friend like this… I actually someday want to be this friend to someone!! Okay, to several someones!! I am grateful to the ones that I have for sure! What am I talking about?? “You are somebody, who makes everybody, feel like somebody” That is the sentiment on the front. Love it right?? This sentiment and flowers are from the Inspiring Iris stamp set- 149268. It is a two step stamp set. Meaning the outline is one stamp and the flower “petals” are another. Here was my dilemma, which card base would you choose?? Left is Pineapple Punch and the right is Grapefruit Grove. Hummmm, which one…

  • Holiday cards,  Simple Stamping,  Stamp Camp/class,  Technique

    #3 Toile Christmas

    You will eventually find all the links and basic info page here. This Card uses all parts from the Toile Christmas Bundle (152367) then add a simple Linen Thread (104199) Bow. The Rhinestones (144220) only add to the shimmer of the Wink of Stella (141897) that was used to color the cardinal. Here is how the Ultimate Add On will work: Toile Christmas stamp set Christmas Cardinal Dies Linen Thread Cherry Cobbler cardstock Whisper White cardstock Cherry Cobbler ink Crumb Cake ink Wink of Stella Rhinestones All that together for a total of $118.73 and the Camp is no charge. Add on #1 Stamp set $28 Add on #2 Stamp…

  • Fancy Fold,  Simple Stamping

    Floral Essence Fun Fold

    I love this card! It is funny when you see a stamp set, love it and then…. YIKES, How do I use it?? Have you ever done that?? For a while… that was what happened with this stamp set. The Floral Essence Suite (pg 107 152166) has DSP and Vellum, Ribbon and flower centers… along with a punch and stamp set. Sounds perfect, right?? Yup, but just was not clicking … until this card!! This easy fun fold card, could be used with several different kinds of stamps, not just flowers!! (I am sure you will see it again!) I tried to get the name of the fold, and searched…

  • 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…