Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Here's another 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop!!!

Welcome from Helen's blog! Enjoy your visit here then hop over to         Lizzy's blog! Good stuffs to be had!

Here's my card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
Note: Ha! So i didn't notice when I took the picture that the Candy Dot had moved off-center! Not time for retake! Just "imagine" it in the center of the little pillow there!!! lol

So I really wanted to try out some of my new goodies!!! Here's a new stamp set, which will be available to you in just about a week!!! It's called            Sitiing There! I love the idea of being able to sit out on a porch swing in the summer. Now bear in mind I don't have one, but I do love the idea! lol  I love the summer so.  Warmth & sun! 

The little kitty is adorable! Yes, there's a dog too!!! lol  And tons of little accessories for a porch swing.  The sayings are nice too!!!

Since we are bound by the colors here, I couldn't use any new In-Colors to show you, but there is 1 more thing besides the stamp set.  Can u see it? Yup, the new Washi Tape!! Lovin' that stuff!!!!!!

So enjoy this little preview! See ya next week!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Hello hoppers! It's another 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop

You may be arriving from Helen's blog! Glad to be back on track!!! Continue on to Liz's blog when you are finished here! Then just keep going!!! Lot's of fun here!!!

Here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this week the colors just shouted flowers to me! The colors are bold & bright! So I pulled out my Beautiful Bunch stamp set and coordinating                  Fun Flower Punch. Yup, both on the retiring list! Bummer!  The                  Petite Petal Punch was used here too, and that one is NOT retiring! Phew! I get to keep a couple of things! lol  

The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts. Gone too!  But the                   Brick Wall Embossing Folder stays! I LOVE that folder! It's so versatile!!! I'd really miss that one!

The final touches bling out the card with Dazzling Details & Candy Dots. Say goodbye to those too!

It all sounds so sad that these are all leaving the catalog, but wait until you see the amazing stuff coming along!!!! The new catalog is beyond crazy good!!! Let me know if you'd like one!!!

So now go hop around & enjoy this week's creations!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, May 13, 2016


Just another retired product card! Can ya tell I'm having a hard time letting go?! lol

I tend to love monochromatic or 2-color cards.  The white background makes this pop I think.  

So first, the DSP is English Garden. I don't have too much of that left! I love that pack! The green is Mossy Meadow from the 14-16 In-Colors. Yup, going, going, gone!

The side is actually the Bordering Blooms stamp set! I can't tell you how much I have used this particular stamp! I like the border ones, but this one has been a standard for me.  I just love the way it looks!

The sentiment is Sassy Salutations. That's been around for awhile, and I've used it so very much. It's gonna take me awhile to get used to all the new sentiment stamps. Right now i totally have my "go-to's"! I cut the sentiment out with the Labels Collection Framelits-retired last year.  Why I ask!

Using up all my Striped Cotton Ribbon. So pretty and earthy! That's me-earthy! lol

So hope you enjoyed this retiring products card! Today I got my first shipment of goodies from the new catalog! Hopefully they help me "deal" with saying goodbye! lol

Happy Stampin'!


Just wanted to share a picture of a great card I made using some amazing retiring products! I will miss these all so much!!!

The DSP in the background is from Wildflower Fields! I love this paper! I have used it so much. I still have a bit left, but I'm sad it will be put away with years of other retired products! I should wallpaper my house with it all! lol

There are 2 retiring stamp sets in use here. The first is SweetBriar Rose. That's the big flower. I know you've seen it here before!!! The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts! SMH on that one!!!

The ribbon is the Striped Cotton Ribbon with the 14-16 In-Colors that are leaving! I'll really miss these colors! That Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, and Hello Honey are my faves in that batch. Although I'm not sure what I'll do without Blackberry Bliss, and the Tangelo Twist is so bright!!! Oh well, I will say the new ones coming out are quite spectacular also! Just wait until you see them!!!

So just sharing some old goodies! Enjoy!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016


Hello stampers!  It's time for 
Coloring Down the Lines
Blog Hop!

Welcome hoppers from Helen's blog! She's baaaccckkkk!!! So glad!!!! He'd on over to Miss Liz's blog when you are finished here! Then just keep going & have some fun!!!

Here's my card this week:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So I am totally on a kick now to use some of my retiring products! I'm going to miss some of them so much-especially anything the that to do with the ocean! I'm such a beach girl. I just want to sit by the water all the time! So this         By the Tide has been one of my faves since it came out. Boo hoo.  

Also retiring is the Decorative Dots embossing folder. What??? That's a great folder! I can't wait to see what they replace it with!  

The ribbon on there is also on the list. Both of them! The 1/4" Cotton Ribbon and the 1 1/4" Jute Ribbon. I love that jute ribbon for all my rustic or earthy creations! Glad I stashed a bit away! 

The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts. I think that one surprised me the most! That's such a perfectly versatile stamp set! I guess there are some great ones coming along! For every one that retires, there's a new one to take it's place!

Lastly, the "bubbles" in the water are made dimensional by the              Dazzling Details. Now the Gold & Silver will remain, but the Clear goes bye-bye! Again-boohoo!!! Although I must say I ADORE the Wink of Stella to take it's place!  

It's so hard to say goodbye to my old friends, but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some brandy new stuffs!!! Some are coming this week!!! Can't wait to play!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


It's that time again!! Time for another 
Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop!!! 
This month we are all "girlie"!!! We have creations for you that are "girl" inspired!!!!  Be sure to check them all out!!!

Here's mine this month:

So I decided that I could combine my "girlie" card with the most "girlie" day of the year-Mother's Day!!! While my mom is enjoying Mother's Day from Heaven, my MIL still loves her homemade cards!

So I decided to make something I could give her with her gift-she wanted a gift card for a pedicure! Perfect little gift bag for that!!!

So all the paper used is from the 15-17 In-Color Envelope Paper!!! That's going away soon so I wanted to use it up!!!  So there's a card, an envie, and a gift bag for the gift card! All coordinate of course! lol

The little bag is made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlets! That makes these little holders for gift cards so easy! I've used it so many times!  I just added some Dotted Lace Trim for color!  Easy peasy!

On the card, the beautiful rose is of course the Rose Garden Thinlets! So pretty! Nothing else needed! The sentiment is from April's My Paper Pumpkin stamp set! Perfect!!!

So it's a pretty sweet suite! Great for gift giving and I'm all set for Sunday!  Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!!!!

Now head over to Andrea Tracy-Tucker's blog & see what she has ready for you!!! You can either click on her name here or on the icon below! Either one will get you hopping around to some great creations!!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Well, here in MA we are back to frigid, damp yucky weather. So depressing! So hopefully this week's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop
will make me feel a bit more springy! This is nasty!

Welcome to Helen's blog hoppers!!! Onward to Liz's blog after here! Then keep going and enjoy these pretty colors! Maybe get some inspiration yourself!

This week's card:

The inspiration photo:

The Stampin' Up! colors:
So I had Mother's Day on my mind this week.  But I already made my Mother's Day card for my MIL, so decided to make this a nice "thinking of you" type card!  Came out nicer than I had hoped!

I used for the first time my new FREE stamp set that came with last month's   My Paper Pumpkin called All About Everything! What a nice stamp set that is! Wow! It looks so pretty with this Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.  Then cut it all out with the Lots of Labels Framelits & it really "frames" the flowers nicely! 

I will admit to pulling out a few retired Large Pearl Accents from years gone by! Oops! I just wanted something larger for the center & didn't have any of the new ones left, so mea culpa! 

I'm so bummed that this 1/4" Cotton Ribbon is retiring! It came in so many colors & was my "go-to" ribbon! Not too big or small & super easy to work with!

If you look closely, I "blinged" it up a bit with my Wink of Stella Clear Pen! That is so easy to use to add just a hint of bling! Not too much!

I somewhat brought myself out of the weather doldrums today pre-ordering from the new catty!!! That's one of the perks of being a demonstrator! We get to see & order before everyone else! Just wait until you see the new In-Colors!!!! So cool!!!!! Can't wait to share some projects with you! Be sure to order your "must haves" from the Retiring List though! They are going quickly!!!

Gonna go pray for sun! I'm growing moss!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Back for another 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
Keeping it quick this week! Touch of the flu here! Ugh!

Hoppers, welcome from Helen's blog! Be sure to continue on to Sandy's blog then just keep on hopping!!! Have fun!

Here's my card this week:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So I'm going to try to feature some of my favorite retiring stamps over the next few weeks.  While there are some great ones coming along (I know-I've seen the new catalog! A perk of being a demonstrator!!) I will certainly miss some of these babies!

I'm such an ocean & summer girl! I've always loved this little guy on            Sea Street! So sorry to see it go.  This is just a fun card with no real reason! Just cute. And to feature my little octopus! 

I also am trying to use up my Pool Party Glitter Ribbon! Boy I wish that stuck around!!! What an awesome ribbon that is!!! So perfect for the summer too!!! You may see it well beyond its life! lol

So enjoy! I'm off for a cup of tea! Maybe it'll at least warm up! Low 60's for this time of year is way too cold for this girl!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016


So here we are with another week of spring
Coloring Down the Lines!!!

There's a lot going on at Stamping' Up! this week!! Retired Product List for the Annual Catalog & Occasions Catalog! We demonstrators got a sneak peek at the new Annual Catalog and oh my my!!! Cooler than cool!!! But I'm taking a break from dog-earing pages to show you a fun card!

Welcome back Helen!!! We missed you! You probably hopped here from her blog! Now head on to Lizzie's blog! We're "springing forward" this week!

Here it is:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
This is a fun simple card where I stamped the background & just added a sentiment!  I love that! CAS-just my style! I loved the way these colors just kind of told the story without too much effort!

The flowers & cute little bees are from the Garden in Bloom stamp set! 2-step stampin' baby!!! lol  The sentiment is from Watercolor Wishes-my current  go-to sentiment set! Just the right size & good useful sayings.  

The sentiment is cut from & backed with shapes from Lots of Labels framelits.  Throw in a 1/4" Cotton Ribbon & a Wink of Stella & it's a pretty cute card! The bee on the sentiment & the centers of the flowers are dabbed with     Crystal Effects. Not sure if you can see it or not.

So enjoy this week's card! More later with info on the retiring list! I can't share new catty info with you yet! You need to be a demo like me to do that! I will say tho-the new In-Colors!!! Like-WOW!!!!!! Best yet!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Even though it doesn't feel like it here, it's spring on the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!

You may have arrived here from Amanda's Crafty Playdate! Be sure to keep going over to Lizzy's stamps!!! See what we have this week! I LOVE the colors this week!!!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So the weather here has been horrible. Ever since April began,we've had cold, snow & rain! Worse than February! I really really really need some spring!!! When I saw these colors, I immediately though of spring flowers! And thus this card!!

Now I'm a big fan of white in a card! We don't always have it on this blog hop because we feature different colors each week. Well this week the colors make the card really "clean". I love that!

The floral stamp set I use is Beautiful Bunch.  The big flower is cut from the coordinating Fun Flowers Punch.  The little flower is cut from its coordinating punch Petite Petals!  Nice!

The sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts.  It's a very fun versatile stamp set!  These sets are both in the Annual Catalog soon to be going away to make room for our new Annual in May! I sure hope these both stay with us! I always hate when the retiring list comes out! I miss these sets when thy go!  

The leaves are cut from the Botanical Builders Framelits.  The ribbon is Watermelon Wonder Dotted Lace Trim, and the background is embossed with Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.  

Clean & simple! That's how I roll!!! See ya next week!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


So this month for our 
Inspire, Create Share Blog Hop 
we are featuring birthday treats! One of our wonderful Stampin' Up! "gurus" and trainers, Shannon West, has started a movement called #imbringingbirthdaysback!  She feels that with all the social media messages, we've forgotten about sending cards.  So she's determined to get back to it and send birthday cards to everyone! She even created a stamp to go with the occasion!!!  Well, we are hopping on her wagon!!! Happy birthday y'all!!!

Here's my card this month:

I think birthdays should be fun!!! So this card is bright & cheery & fun!!!  
I love this Cherries on Top DSP! It's so bright, and it features some of the 
'15-'17 In-Colors!  I love that Watermelon Wonder & Cucumber Crush!!!  These balloons just shout "happy birthday"!!!!

The stamp set is the popular Balloon Celebration-found in the Occasions Catalog! It's such a versatile little set! Balloons can be used for any occasion! I've used them on birthday cards, new baby cards, graduation cards, and even a congratulations card! They work great with the Balloon Bouquet Punch. Perfect coordination there!

The Oval Framelits made the cuts in the center. I like the "framed" look. Here I used the Soft Sky-for obvious reasons-and heat embossed with 
White Stampin' Emboss powder using the cloud stamps from the stamp set! 

The bling on the balloons is some Dazzling Details! I still go for some easy bling on every card!!! lol

The pretty bow is from the Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim! That lace is beautiful! I though it was just the right touch here!

So hope you enjoyed! Now go hop around & see what our coast-to-coast blog hop has to share! Claudia is next!!! Either click on her name or the picture below & you will go right to here blog! Then be sure to keep going! There are a lot of great birthday wishes on this hop! It'd be great if you left us messages too! Then use our examples to create your own birthday wishes & hop on the #imbringingbirthdaysback bandwagon!!!

Happy Stampin'!!


Hello all! Welcome to 
Coloring Down the Lines
Small group this week! It's a trip from Robbie's blog to here. Then from here to Sandy's blog! Then back to Robbie's! Everyone's busy this week! Plus, the weather sure has been a challenge!!!!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So Robbie was kind of going with a "spring showers" theme this week. But here a my house, it was spring snowstorm! Cold & windy & snowy! What lousy weather! No spring anywhere in sight. I had a hard time trying to think of something springy. So I think this has a spring theme, but the colors are very muted! Reflects the way I'm feeling! Ugh!

I revisited an old stamp set friend Choose Happiness. I'm trying to! lol  I admit, after the picture, I did go back & add a small strip of Melon Mambo to the left side of the card. It popped it a bit more. I didn't have time to photograph it tho.  

I used the Floral Framelits to cut out the flower & random stamped on it. The Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim added some life to the colors.  And of course if you know me, you know I'm adding some sort of bling! These are from the Metallic Sequin Assortment.

So sort of plain, but goes with the mood! Praying for some spring to arrive soon-very soon!!!!  

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, April 4, 2016


My Paper Pumpkin 
is celebrating one MILLION  kits sold!!! Subscribers will receive a           FREE STAMP SET in April's kit!!! Not a subscriber yet? Or been away & want to see what's new??

Come celebrate with us!!!! And get a FREE stamp set!!! AMAZING!!!!! BUT if you want to get your FREE stamp set with April's My Paper Pumpkin, you MUST sign up by APRIL 10!  If you are already a subscriber, you will automatically receive yours!!!! 

You can go to or contact me!!! Join us as we celebrate      My Paper Pumpkin!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Hello again!!! We are
Coloring Down the Lines
again this week!!!

Hello hoppers from Robbie's blog! You probably started this little hop there! Next move on to Lizzy's blog!!!! Then visit Sandy & back to Robbie!!!! We are small but powerful!!!

Here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this week we get a bit of bling! I love playing with this 
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper! It's so pretty! Even prettier in person than in the photos!!

That glimmer card stock works well with the Botanical Builder Framelits!  I love how this flower has like a 3-D type effect going! Really add some nice umph to the flower!!!

The only actual stamping is on the sentiment! It's from my well-used 
Something to Say stamp set!

The added bling are some of the Iced Rhinestones!!! They are a really nice alternative to to the regular Jewel Rhinestones! A bit fancier if you ask me!

So go hop around!  Hopefully you find some feelings of spring here on this hop! It's so cold here I can't stand it anymore! lol

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Hello!  Spring is in the air on our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!!  
Although I did wake up to 6" of snow yesterday! Grrrrr! The warm air is coming, the days are longer, the crocus patch is blooming! It really is coming!!!  

If you're on the hop, you probably traveled here from Helen's blog! So nice to have her back!!!!  After here, hop over to Lizzy's blog!!! The ladies are back!!!!!

Here's this week's card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

I think this card came out so fun! I love the Cherry on Top DSP as the background! And the Sahara Sand lace really pops here! That butterfly punched with the Butterfly Punch really shouts SPRING!!!  lol!  I thought it was kind of cute to put the sentiment on him! Kinda works!

I am posting remotely today so I don't have all the details handy on stamp sets, etc. I know the flowers are from the amazing Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!

If you want details, please just contact me! I'll gladly share with you!

Be sure to keep hopping! The ladies are on fire this week!!!!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Hey all!!! It's Wednesday! Time for
Coloring Down the Lines!!!!

I have some "spring" for you today!!!

Welcome hoppers from Amanda's Crafty Playdate!  She has a great new video you should check out!!! Don't forget to head to Lizzy's blog next!!!! She always has a treat for you!!!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I so want spring to get here! So this car is very "springy"!!! lol  I love these colors together!!! They really pop!!!

The adorable flowers are from Flowering Fields! You can find this stamp set in your Occasions Catalog! What? You don't have one?? Well let me know & I'll solve that problem!!!

That sentiment is from Suite Sayings! Also in the OC!  So many great sentiments in that set!!! 

Now the question here. Where did that awesome background come from? That is DSP from the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack!! But wait! There's no Mint Macaron in that stack!! You are right!!! I "made" the color!!!! Wanna know how? Just ask! lol

The cute little flowers are from the In-Colors Blossoms Accents. Tough for mailing, but super cute when handing a card with a gift or something like that!

Hope I gave you a touch of that spring feel today!!! Now go hop like a bunny to the other blogs!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, March 14, 2016


We celebrated a great All-Occasion card making class on Saturday! A really fun group, we featured the Botanical Gardens "suite"! 
We made 5 All-Occasion cards!!! Everyone seemed to love the Framelits that go so beautifully with the stamp set!!! We used the Botanical Gardens DSP, Washi Tape, Jewels, Cardstock Pack, and Botanical Blooms stamp set & Botanical Builder Framelits set!!! The whole shebang!!!

Here are some of the cards I designed for the class:
(Sorry for the cell-phone pics!!!)


Here are a few of the "out-of-the-box" cards that some of the attendees made:

You can order all these lovely items from the Occasions Catalog! And even better, the Botanical Blooms comes in a bundle! You not only save 15%, but you also can get a free item from Sale-a-Bration!!!!

If you'd like to order, please use the Hostess Code EPXC2J3U.  

HERE'S a link to the Occasion's Catalog! (PS-this bundle in on pg. 26-27 )  

HERE'S a link to the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!  REMEMBER-you can get a FREE item from the SAB Catalog for every $50 you spend!!!  Lots of fun spring shopping at Stampin' Up! this season!!!

If you'd like to come to a class, I have a great Masculine Card Class on 
May 21! This one features the Going Places items on pg. 38-39 of the Occasions Catalog!!!  I still have a couple of openings!!! Don't wait tho-they fill up quickly!!!!! Contact me asap!!!

Happy Stampin'!