• Masculine Cards,  YouTube video

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies maybe fall.

    Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies With all that is going on around here. I know we are getting ready for Christmas. However, I did want to share this alternative ideas using the Gingerbread Cabin in the Grove dies. Guess where you will find this one?? Yup, you guessed, over on YouTube. I even added a bit of details to help this Gingerbread house look a bit more like a cabin. I hope you like this video. Okay, I know it is more fall like… I needed to share this idea. because I could also see this as a winter scene. Imagine the Aspen dies and adding in this cabin…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    It has begun 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts.

    It has begun 12 Days To say that I am excited is an understatement. Did you see that It has begun 12 Days of Crafty Christmas Gifts?? I want to be sure that you do not miss one of these days.. Today is a simple one, and you might even have what you need on hand. I would love for you to join me on YouTube. I can say that with each day the projects are going to get “bigger” and “bigger”. I can not wait to hear what you think. Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! You will not want to miss out on the fun!! Join…

  • YouTube video

    Have you been on YouTube yet?? Join me!

    Have you been on YouTube Happy Saturday everyone!! Have you been on YouTube yet?? Well, come on over and join me. I have been posting two NEW and EXCLUSIVE to YouTube videos each week. Ohhh, we make all kinds of things. Cards mostly of course. However, there are some fun Home Decor and 3D projects too. Be sure to subscribe to my channel. Why?? Well that way you will be sure to see all the new videos that I post. Ring the bell and you will get email reminders too. Need a peek at something from YouTube? Here are two samples. They are both located on my channel. Subscribe Today!…

  • In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Thank You I appreciate You soo very much!!

    Thank You I appreciate You It feel it has been a little bit since I have said… Thank You I appreciate You soo very much! I have love that you join me each and everyday. This card is for you. The Texture Chic Suite with some Soft Succulent ribbon. The star for me is the Rose Gold foil outline for the flower and behind the ribbon. See what I mean about that foil?? I used that strip of foil to break up the two different DSP (patterned paper) pieces. Using the darker Evening Evergreen for the bottom. The Blushing Bride and foil for the top to brighten the card. Question…

  • Home Decor,  YouTube video

    Twice a week YouTube videos, did you hear??

    Twice a week YouTube videos I am soo excited to share that Twice a week YouTube videos are being added, Yes, that is correct. New exclusive videos only to YouTube. Here is one of my projects. I took this photo when my sister and her family came before moving. I made this for her and will be putting this in the mail this week!! Those smiles mean the most. WE sure had fun while they visited. I would love for you to join me because there are more videos that have been added since the above project. There is a look at some different designer series paper (DSP-patterned paper), coloring…

  • Team Meeting,  YouTube video

    New YouTube Stylish Sketches Simple Stamping.

    New YouTube Stylish Sketches I am excited to share videos with you guys. Did you see the New YouTube Stylish Sketches that was added last week? We made two simple stamping cards… Did you get the FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Stylish Sketches? If not do not worry you still have time! All you need to do is place a $50 product order and you can get this for FREE. Here are the two cards that we made. You will need Stampin Write Markers for the top idea. Plus Blending Brushes for the lower. To get the whole how to.. head on over to my channel, here. It will take you…

  • YouTube video

    Ringed with Nature Fun Fold for YouTube!

    Ringed with Nature Fun Fold The Ringed with Nature Fun Fold was from YouTube. I will admit that the Ringed with Nature bundle is my very first hybrid embossing folder. Ohhhh boy, I am loving it! Soo, be on the look out… you WILL see it again! I promise you will! Anyway, I used the embossing folder only for the background. Here is some fun extra information there are three different ways to use this bunch. As an embossing folder Second it embossed and cuts in one pass see that little “branch”? There are several, plus some mushrooms. There are inside rings too. That is just the part of it.…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Waves of Inspiration from March? Yikes

    Waves of Inspiration from March? I found this unloved card idea after searching for something else. I thought you guys might enjoy it! This Coffee and Cards idea, uses the Waves of Inspiration from March. Seriously, waaaay back? I decided that we needed some ocean breezes and sunshine. Double stamping the wave stamp in Coastal Cabana and then in Night of Navy. Note that the cardstock was adjusted slightly. I did this so that you would not miss it. Using the die cut for that little EXTRA something. That Silver Foil was perfect foam look. Curious on the inside sentiment? Well if I remember correctly? Nope, no photo! It ended…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    3D Friday? No, Simply Succulents for YouTube.

    3D Friday? No, Simple Succulents. This little cutie, was for a YouTube video, did you see it? Ohh be sure to subscribe to my channel so that you get to see the new video each week! We did a bit of coloring scoring and all that fun stuff. Curious, what fit inside? Head on over using the first photo as a link! But of course, I first want to say, thank you! Kind people are always my kind of people! Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!!

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring item still available.

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring One last Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring Seas the Day bundle. One of these cards I did for the library and the other was for YouTube. I love the large sea die, however, Ohhh the possibilities. Using all the seaweed and little parts. Which is your favorite the octopus or the crab?? The concept of these are pretty much the same. I have to say that the dies are super fun in this bundle. I wanted to try and add a pop of color using the Tahitian Tide. Using that with the Calypso Coral for the crab was a total winner!! I do…

  • Simple Stamping,  YouTube video

    Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer for YouTube.

    Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer In case you missed it, Simple Stamping with Shaded Summer for a YouTube video. Taking a little bit to work on some birthday cards. Wanting to make these kinda quick, but pretty too. Join me over on YouTube, so that you can catch all the new ideas. Keep in mind that those ideas are only on YouTube. In case you missed it. The Summer Shadow Dies that you were able to get as a Sale-a-Bration item last year are now in the Annual Catalog. You know that I am super excited about that. Why?? NO fussy cutting!! Also, there are extra leaves and flowers too.…

  • YouTube video

    Saying Good-bye Beauty of Friendship, for YouTube.

    Saying Good-bye Beauty of Friendship Sad to say that we are Saying Good-bye Beauty of Friendship and Nature’s Beauty. I want to start off by saying that the Nature’s Beauty stamp set is already SOLD OUT!! Along with 50 (yes, fifty) other stamp sets. Okay, There is some good stuff to mention. If you have waited, all five of the 2020-2022 In-Colors cardstock and ink are still available. I can not say that about the ink refills however Just Jade, Bumblebee and Magenta Madness are already SOLD OUT!! Okay, back to the cards…. Okay, note that there are a few differences in these two cards. The Granny Apple Green card,…

  • Technique,  YouTube video

    Colored Jar and Quiet Meadow for YouTube

    Colored Jar and Quiet Meadow Join me over on YouTube for this Colored Jar and Quiet Meadow idea. You will need some Vellum, Stampin’ Blends and the Jar Punch to get you started! While that is drying grab your Quiet Meadow bundle, or any flower with a stem will do. Yes, I did cut out two different stems, one in Evening Evergreen and the other in Polished Pink. Check out the video for the complete play by play. With that being said, I want to be sure to direct your attention to the soon to be retiring 2020-2022 In-Colors. You remember those, Cinnamon Cider, Bumblebee, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight and…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Love it, Chop it

    Day Three Love Train, First YouTube live idea.

    Here we are on Day Three Love Train. Are you curious?? Check out my very first YouTube Live. Day Three Love Train First, yes it still have the candy in it!! I know that Joe was eyeballing it though. However, I am even more excited that I will be doing a weekly YouTube video. I am working on my schedule so that you will be able to look for it. Yes, EACH week!! Guys, I know that I have been spotty at best in this area. This is my focus this year. Not only keeping the lives that I have going fun, but also adding in the next component. Let…

  • Coloring,  In-Colors,  YouTube video

    Pale Papaya Two Ways and a video too.

    Pale Papaya Two Ways Today has Pale Papaya Two Ways adding in a little Just Jade. Do not forget at the bottom is the YouTube video how I made the bottom left. That one has more layers to it. Because there is no wasting those “clouds” from the top version. We created the top in an episode of Coffee and Cards. Dare I say (again) that I am not sure which I like better. Each has layers and each has the same basic idea. I do like the lighter color or the top one. For this card I used the Blending Brushes and a piece of Basic White. The “masked”…

  • Love it, Chop it,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Oh So Ombre Birthday using Sale-a-Bration paper.

    I added this Oh So Ombre Birthday card video just this evening. I needed to be sure that I shared it before Sale-a-Bration is over… in just two days. YIKES!! Were has the last two months gone?? Seriously!! Anyway, How about the little step up of each of these three cards?? Oh So Ombre Birthday I wanted to share all the possibilities for this Oh So Ombre DSP. Which of the colors would you have used? There are only four, Rococo Rose, Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay. Three of the four used for this samples here. First starting with the Granny Apple Green. The ink I used…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Coloring,  YouTube video

    You are Amazing Treats with Video

    You are Amazing Treats How did I miss these You are Amazing Treats?? Somehow I did a video and forgot to post them. I think that I really am losing it. With some many possibilities the Love You Always Treat Box could be a bling drawer, treasure holder and even gift card holder. Ohhh, man now I remember why. They were on backorder, however they will be back sometime in the coming week. WoooHOOO!! Now one of these was a gift to me.. the Love one. Thank you Christine. Great Chocolates by the way!! The other two are all me. The Happy box is from the January Team meeting. The…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  YouTube video

    Snail Treat Box Video how to included.

    Snail Treat Box Video I know you need this Snail Treat Box Video! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… and you have a sweetie that LOVES candy, right?? Well, you need an excuse to get Crafty!! No matter how you decorate this SUPER CUTE but EASY box! Bonus too is that it holds a gift card!! This is one that you will want to keep the measurements for!! I did a little die cutting, fussy cutting and twine to complete this cutie. I even had Mom helping me so that she could have Treats for ALL the grandkids. No I am not going to share those, YET!! However to…

  • In-Colors,  Love it, Chop it,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Stamping in Embossing Paste using Dragonfly Garden

    Stamping in Embossing Paste I love trying different things like Stamping in Embossing Paste. Sometimes you just have to be brave and try stuff. This however is not new. I have a YouTube video on this back in 2018. For that video I used a now retired woodgrain stamp, check it out here. For these cards that tall image was calling to be colored. That was not all, it needed some texture. You will not only need your Dragonfly Garden stamp set (bundle saves 10%), Dandy Garden ribbon and Dandy Garden DSP, but embossing paste too. You could also get the whole Dandy Garden Suite. However, I love the coloring…

  • Love it, Chop it,  sneak peek,  YouTube video

    Third look Dandy Garden Suite and a YouTube video.

    Third look Dandy Garden Here is your third look at the Dandy Garden (Mega) Suite. The DSP is perfect to pair up with the curvy dies. Simple sentiment and a little rabbit ear bow. Put my favorite is the ladybug trinkets!! I sure hope that you plan on grabbing this fun set. Dare I even say that I have not really even begun to play with the die cuts yet… I am excited! You know that I love sharing tips and tricks. Check out this one that was added last week to my YouTube channel. Have you subscribed yet?? Do not forget the click on the bell because there are…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday

    Fall themed Birthday Card for Coffee and Cards

    Fall themed Birthday card. Do you like themes to your cards?? This Fall themed Birthday card is perfect for you. I mixed a few sets this time. The Gather Together stamp set and the fun Autumn punch pack. Both of these are bundles in the Aug-Dec Mini catalog. Why did I mix the two?? Well, I love the pumpkins and large maple leaf in the Gather Together stamp set. And we needed the small sized leaves from the punch pack. You can check the live that has been added to my YouTube videos. Have you subscribed yet?? Be sure to do so while you are checking out the live for…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Fancy Fold

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up, Friend or Smile??

    Thinking Thursday Pop Up card… Dontcha love em?? Erica asked on Thinking Thursday how to do a Pop Up card. Here is your answer. This one is a fun and can be pretty simple, REALLY!!! Check out the video down on the bottom for step by step. You will want to grab the following…. Daisy Lane stamp set Medium Daisy Punch Daisy Punch Window Sheets Wink of Stella 1 1/2 Circle punch 2 Circle punch Gold Glitter Enamel Dots Keep in mind these are suggestions. However, they sure did turn out cute. Working with Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana cardstock. You will need to punch out 10 daisies two different…

  • Coffee and Cards

    8/25 Coffee and Cards Challenge Card??

    8/25 Coffee and Cards I know you saw yesterdays card. This however was the card we made live on 8/25 Coffee and Cards. I really love how all the parts came together! The fun colors and coloring made easy!! WoooHOOO!! Do not forget that the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss will be available for customers to purchase on Tuesday September 1. You can check out the unboxing video here. I am so sad that you could not see all the embossed leaves in the live video. Thankfully this photo does a GREAT job of showing off all that embossing. I only used the Nature’s Roots dies. You might be able to…

  • Challenges,  Coffee and Cards

    Global Design Project #255

    It sure has been a LONNNg time since we have participated in a Global Design Project #255. This theme really spoke to me. I actually created one card in the facebook live and changed my mind. I will share that tomorrow. This card, a new SlimLine card uses the extra trees that we colored in the Coffee and Cards live. You will want to grab your Rooted in Nature stamps and Nature’s Roots dies. I do not know about you, but a little cooler temperatures would be nice. I will say some rain would be even better. Anyway, how about making those trees?? Notice how each tree looks a little…

  • Coffee and Cards,  No Stamping??

    Memories and More for some quick cards.

    Memories and More for some quick cards. The Flowers for Every Season has a beautiful Memories and More pack. Let’s talk Memories and More for quick cards!! The Cinnamon Cider we did not even have to stamp. DANG!! And trust me we could have found a perfectly wonderful sentiment for the Misty Moonlight too! Check out the Live… Here is the thing… I have several cards in my stash, but sometimes just not the right one. Why not have these fun packs on hand?? You can head over to my store and check out the couple of them and there will be a new one for the holiday book too!…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship

    Stamparatus and Beautiful Friendship.. Using either, Whisper White (left) or Very Vanilla the Stamparatus did make Beautiful Friendship a card front to remember. Ohhh I wanted to be sure to mention that this was a Coffee and Cards class. Be sure to catch the replay on facebook here. I love the Stamparatus and how easy it really is to get a GREAT image. However, the best part how you can create this “wreath” look while only moving the cardstock. My video will help you set up the Stamparatus and the stamping. What color ink would you choose? Do you need a second reason to get this stamp set?? Here is…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    Happy Birthday to the U.S.A.

    Celebrating with Family?? I hope that you had an amazing 4th of July. Poor Joe had to work, but I did enjoy some hot dogs and potato salad. Also enjoyed a few fireworks, thanks to my awesome neighbors. I also enjoyed spending time with you during this mornings facebook live. Which has also been added to youtube. Sorry everyone for the weird internet issues this morning… No idea. But thankful you could join in the crafty red, white and blue fun this morning. I wanted to share that there is more to just a tag, right!! Wait until you see tomorrows post… taking it just one step further. Hugs and…

  • Coffee and Cards,  YouTube video

    6/27 Coffee and Cards plus a peak at Geodes and Gemstones.

    Some summer fun cards ideas… Do you love a fun mason jar idea?? Have you seen the Mason Jar Shaker Domes?? I think they are just super cute! So many ideas to put inside. For the facebook live on 6/27 a few sequins and butterflies seemed like a great idea. If you want to see the whole step by step you can check it either on facebook or.. I would love for you to be able to make these cards yourself, so here is a closer look … Surprised to see butterflies?? haha, I am sure you are not!! However, when I think of summer and jars, I think of…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Simple Stamping

    Cute Fruit Coffee and Cards Extras

    All together again! Did you miss yesterdays post?? You will want to check that out!! HERE I look forward to Girl’s Night Friday, because we will be using the Cute Fruit stamp set. I promise! I did add a couple cuties to the group. In the facebook live I told you I would have two more… Here you go! The trail bananas really pop with that Coastal Cabana background and then the Pineapple needed some friends to add to the salad, haha! Did you notice that I only used the colors from the Brights. Why?? because that is what cardstock pack I was talking about in the live. The package…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Cute Fruit 6/23 Tuesday Edition Coffee and Cards

    So much fun!! The stamp set Cute Fruit is what we are looking at today. These cards are just so stinkin’ cute! I had fun and I sure hope that you did too. If you have not seen the live yet… check out the “replay” on YouTube. What you want to see them?? haha This Cute Fruit stamp set is a two step, could even be a three step stamp. What does that mean?? First, using the Cute Fruit pineapples, the fruit part of the pineapple is one stamp and the top leaf section is the second stamp. Second example the watermelons. The rind is one stamp and the goodness…