Wednesday, October 1, 2014


It's time for October's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!! This month our focus is "Triple-Time" stamping! Some call it "Triple-Step".  Either way, it's the same thing and so much fun!!!

Here is my card!!!

I decided to go with a Halloween theme! I know it's a bit early, but I've been eager to play with all my Halloween goodies from the Holiday Catalog! The temperature has started to chill, & the leaves are falling so I figured what the heck!

This is a very fun, easy technique that adds a big wow! I'd love to show you how to do it! Just ask!

I just love these 2 little guys! The ghost is such a happy ghost! I'm not into scary stuff!  He's simply embossed with white Embossing Powder on black cardstock! I added some Crystal Effects to the pumpkin's eyes & leaves to give it some oomph. He's happy too!

The other materials I used on this card are:
Holiday Invitation stamp set
Fall Fest stamp set
Fun Fall and Word Bubble Framelits
Two-Tone Trim Bakers Twine
White Embossing Powder

The holiday items are all available in the Holiday Catalog! Just let me know if you need one of your own!!!!

Now hop on over to Jen's blog & see what she made for you this month!!!! Just click on the box below! Then keep going!!! There are many more beautiful blogs on this hop to check out! Be sure to leave a comment! We love to hear from you!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


So I'm home from Germany & trying to get back on track! It was the most amazing trip ever!!! So much fun!!!! Unfortunately I brought back a souvenir I really didn't want-my son's cold!!!! But I'll live! lol  
It's Coloring Down the Lines time so I got to stamp again, & I really missed it!! So here we go!

I'm sandwiched this week between Carol's amazing blog & Liz's awesome blog!!! So if you're visiting from Carol's, helloooo!!! Please keep going to Liz's and beyond for some great fun!!!

Here's my card this week:

Here's the inspiration:

And here are the Stampin Up! Colors in MDS:
So I dug through my stamp sets & decided to use one I haven't used in awhile-Gifts of Kindness! It's one that I've really loved from the beginning. Problem is I loved it so much I used it over & over & over....!!!! But I'm so happy to be visiting my old friend again!! lol

I threw in a few of the super cool In-Color Sequins! They are so little yet add so much!!!

I went for the watercolor affect by coloring the stamp with my 
Stampin' Write markers & spritzing with the Stampin' Spritzer! Just one pump will do!

The 2 embossing folders used are Tiny Triangles & One Point (from the Holiday Catalog). I kinda liked the way they went with the banner. I added the sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts cut with the Small Oval Punch for a variety in shapes. I thought it was a cool contrast!

So hope you enjoyed this week! Now go skip over to Liz's & see what's waiting for you over there!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


So as you read this, I am enjoying Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany!!! I'm having so much fun here!!! This is such a great trip! Gonna be hard to get back to reality next week!!! lol

But I'm still "hopping" with my Coloring Down the Lines blog hop peeps!!!

Welcome to the hoppers from Helen's blog!!! Lots of fun happenin' over there!!! Next go to Lizzy's blog & enjoy her creations!!! Then keep going!!! Be sure to leave a comment!!! We love to hear from you!!!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration:

Here are the MDS Stampin' Up! colors:

I decided to try the  (I believe it's called) the Double Gatefold card this week. Just for fun! It's kinda cute! Mine has a bit of a twist.

I decided to use my Wondrous Wreath with it's coordinating framelits from the Holiday Catalog to go non-Christmas! I think it's welcoming!

The gatefold is made with the Scallop Edge Tag Punch! Great tool!!! Then I made this cute little clippy thingy to hold it together! Didn't wanna use more ribbon. Boring.

So just a cutie! Hope you enjoyed! Next week I'll be home with more great goodies!!!

Auf wiedersehen!!!

I mean Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Well hello there! As you read this, I am finishing up my packing to get on a plane later today for our vacation in Germany!!! We are going to Oktoberfest!!! This is a bucket list trip so I am over the top excited! Not too excited to "hop" tho!!! So welcome to this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!!

Hey all from Helen's blog!!! And to those just starting here!!! We are so glad you are "hopping" with us this week!!! Be sure to keep going! Liz's blog is next! I love being the bologna in Helen & Liz's sandwich!!! (heehee)

So here is my card:

Here is the inspiration:

Here are the MDS Stampin' Up! colors we used:

Unfortunately I've had to make far too many sympathy cards lately. This one is going to a special stampin' friend who just lost her dad. She is one of the most talented stampers I know so I had to make it beautiful! Hope she likes it!!!

I went a little wild with he flower!! I used Beautiful Bunch & Flower Shop for stamp sets. The shape in the center is cut with the Labels Collection Framelits. Notice something new??? Yup! That's the new 
Filigree Frame Embossing Folder from the Holiday Catalog!  I will be using this for many cards! I love how it outlines the center! Really cool!!!!
Worked well with my Melon Mambo Blendabilities too!!!!

And yup, I'll fess up to some retired stuff.  The sentiment is from the good ole' Close as a Memory.  And of course a bit of retired ribbon. But it's still awesome stuff!!!

I used my fun new hot glue technique I learned at convention to make the centers of the flowers! Wanna learn how? Great class technique!

So I hope you enjoyed the card. My deepest love & sympathy to Donna & her family.

Watch for next week's post! Straight from Germany!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014


So my Stamp Club met last week & we made this adorable card!

We used the cool new items from the amazing Holiday Catalog!  The stamp set is the great Fall Fest! I love it! It's a great Halloween set, but as you see here, it also works great for just plain fall!! I love that it has the Fun Fall Framelits to go with it!!!

The paper is the awesome Color Me Autumn DSP! What beautiful paper it is!!!! This print reminds me of candy corn! Yummy!!!!

The sentiment is from the Good Greetings Hostess special that you can get through the end of October! This is an AMAZING stamp set! Tons of sentiments! With a qualifying party or purchase, you have your choice of wood or clear mount stamps!  Great deal! But only until the end of October!!! We learned how to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! That's how we lined up the sentiments so nicely.  

So just a fun share! Enjoy! If you'd like to be part of a stamp club, contact me asap!!! I'd love to have you!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Hello all! It's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop time!!! This week's colors were brought to you by Liz!!! Pretty combo!!!!

So you're hopping here from Helen's blog? That's cool!!! I know she has something spectacular for you!! After you're through here, hop on over to 
Liz's blog!! I can't wait to see what she did with this week's colors as she chose them! I KNOW it'll be awesome!!!

So here is the Design Seed inspiration:

Here are the MDS colors:
Here is my creation:

I never thought of the Crisp Cantalope  and Tangerine Tango together. I like the look!  

I couldn't decide what to do with these colors so I took a good look through my stamp sets to see what I haven't used in awhile. And lo & behold, I spotted Wildflower Meadow! I love this stamp set, but haven't used it in awhile. So many new ones!! This is a nice set because it has its own matching embossing folder! 

It has flowers on the top, but I wanted to bring them out & make them pop. So I went to the Flower Shop to get a couple of sweet flowers!!! 
Pansy Punch pops them out with ease!!! The little ones are punched with the new Itty Bitty Accents Punch

The Word Window/Modern Label punch tag-team is my fave go-to with Teeny Tiny Wishes for  sentiment! Quick & easy & the go-to for a nice little added touch!

So hope you enjoyed! Now keep going to Liz's & all the way through! Enjoy! Oh, and be sure to leave a comment!

Happy Stampin'!!

Friday, September 5, 2014


From now until Oct. 31,  you will be able to earn an exclusive 
 Good Greetings Stamp Set FREE!!!! That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.

 All you need is a qualifying party of only $300 in sales! You get a choice of wood mount or clear mount!!!!! This is a remarkably versatile stamp set!!!!! FREE!!!!!!!!! You still get all your other fantastic Hostess Benefits!!!!

 But don't wait too long, the only way to earn this exclusive stamp set is to host a party and earn it; the Good Greetings Stamp Set will Not  be offered for purchase and only lasts until October 31!

Contact me for info or simply click the widget to the right of this post!!! It'll take you right to the page with all the info!!!! Don't miss out on this amazing deal!!! I have the stamp set, and trust me, you won't be disappointed!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


It's the first Wednesday of the month! That means 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!!! 
September's theme is Fall!!! It sure was in the air for the month of August, but now that September is here it feels like summer! Can't quite figure out New England weather!!

But either way, my card shouts FALL!!!!  Here it is!

I love using the goodies from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog! What an amazing line up of products!!!! Except for the cardstock, this card is ALL Holiday Catalog! Which by the way is available for ordering right now!!!!

The stamp set is For All Things! One of my favorites by far! Right up my alley! It is designed to coordinate with the Color Me Autumn DSP which is also used here! 

Notice the little accent? It's wooden! Yup! One of the
 Autumn Wooden Elements! Some are solid & some are outlines! Either way they are all beautiful!!! I just love this card!

Other items used are the Champagne Glimmer Cardstock, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, Gold Dazzling Detail, Natural Linen Thread, and Natural White & Mossy Meadow cardstocks!!!

I hope you've enjoyed my card! Now follow the link below to Tina's blog! You will love what you see there! After that, just keep hopping until you get back to here! There are so many beautifully talented ladies here!!! Enjoy!

Happy Stampin!


It's Wednesday!!! (Sorry a bit late-still Tuesday in my world!) Time for 
Coloring Down the Lines again!!! I love my little blog hop!!!

So let's get right to it! Welcome to the hoppers from Helen's blog! And to those beginning here! Be sure to find out who's next at the end of this post & go hop over there!!! So much fun to see!! This week was Helen's color pick!!!!

So this week's card looks like this:

Here is the color inspiration:

Here are the Stampin' Up! MDS colors:

I love my card this week! This is such a fun stamp set! I finally took a few minutes to explore it & play with it! Flower Patch is very versatile, and it's super cool to have the Flower Fair Framelits to cut them out! I'm not too into the fussy cutting, so this works great for me!!!!! 

The tag is simple a strip of cardstock cut with the Scallop Edge Tag Punch the trimmed down! Wanted it to be a bit thinner than the 2" that the punch requires.  

The Candy Dots add a nice touch. I wasn't sure this card would work with these colors, but I really like how it came out! So cheery! 

I'm fessing up to some retired ribbon, but hey, don't want it to go to waste! Still haven't stocked up on new ribbon yet. Guess I should get shopping!!! lol  Don't tell the hubby!!!

Hope you enjoyed! Now pop over to Lizzy's blog & see her cool creation!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Ok, so my New England came out!! The August My Paper Pumpkin Kit really made a  hit! I think it's my favorite so far!!!! Just check out these goodies!!!

Now I ordinarily try to change the kits up a bit, but this kit is so cool I didn't change it at all! Not needed!!! So much fun!!! So colorful!

There are big cards:

And there are small cards:

And even some fun envelopes:

If you are not a subscriber, it's time to try My Paper Pumpkin! The kits get bigger & better every month!!! You even get a clear block with your first kit! 

The design of the kits is that you can make the project in about 30 minutes!!! All you need to complete the project is the kit & your own adhesive! 

You can sign up for the monthly subscription or a 1,3, 6 or 12 month prepaid subscription! Perfect way to try it out!!! These kits have come sooooo far from the beginning of the program!!! I can't wait for mine to come each month!!!!

Wanna give it a try, or try it again??? Click HERE & check it out!!! There's still time to sign up for your first kit in September!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


It's Wednesday! You know what that means!!! Yup! Time for 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! Yippee!!!

This week I'm gonna freak out my blogmates!! Heehee!!! I'm not going where they think I am! 

You maybe here from Helen's blog! Awesome as usual! When you are finished, be sure to keep going to Liz's blog!! Then on & on to the other amazing ladies' blogs!!!!

Here is this week's inspiration-Amanda's choice:

Here are the MDS Stampin' Up! colors:

And here's my card:

Now you all know by now that I'm the total beach/ocean/nautical girl! After all, I'm from Cape Cod!!! I saw these colors & immediately thought nautical!  However, my desire to use my new stamps from the Holiday Catalog won out!!! After all, it just NOW feels like summer around here!

The stamp set is called Making Spirits Bright! It is soooo much fun & right up my alley!!!!  I'd love a Heartini please!  

The sentiments don't look familiar do they? Well, they come from the brand new hostess set that you will be able to get in August!!! It's a great little sentiment set! Tons of great words to use on your cards, Project Life or other projects  It's called Good Greetings! Don't miss this opportunity!!!The little heart is actually from a My Paper Pumpkin kit!  There are some great little stamps that come exclusively in those kits!!! I refer back to them often!

So hope you like this fun little card! Not nautical! lol!!  VERY SOON you will be able to get all your goodies from the Holiday Catalog! Only 1 more day!!!! Woohoo!!!!! You will LOVE it!! 

Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014


So I just wanted to share a fun little card I made for a very special friend who is facing a scary challenge right now! This little guy is smiling because he knows it'll all be ok! I just love the way it came out! 


Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Happy Wednesday! Here we go again! Yippee! I love my little 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop! Glad you are here again!

If you're traveling here from Helen's blog, I know you've seen something pretty amazing!  Same thing will happen when you hit up Sandy's blog next!!! Such talented ladies!

So here is the inspiration:

Here are the Stampin' Up! color in MDS:

And here's my card this week:

I was kind of excited when these were announced because I could finally use one of my new Blendabilities for the blog hop! Go Wisteria Wonder! lol

So I learned this cute little trick with the Chevron Border Punch! I love how it looks. Very lattice-y!

 I am copping to some retired ribbon! Perfect Plum to be specific! Sorry! But it works! lol

The flowers were punched using the Pansy and Petite Petals punches. Stamped first, of course, with the Flower Shop & Petite Petals stamp sets! The "Hello" comes from the Label Something stamp set punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder punch.  Works well on this card. I think I  need to stock up on my sentiment stamp sets!

The little dots in the middle of the flowers were made with hot melt believe it or not! A nifty little trick we learned at convention this summer!

Finally, a little faux ribbon using the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder. Adds just a little flair to the "ribbon"!

So enjoy hopping around the blogs this week! There are some great creations to see!!!

See you next time!

Happy Stampin'!