Wednesday, October 19, 2016


So we are here on a new Halloween week on our 
Coloring Down the Lines 
blog hop with a full house this week!!!

Welcome from Helen's blog!!! Next in line is Lizzy's blog! Then keep going through the hop & see everyone's Halloween creation!!! Lots of fun stuff here this week!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So I hope you're not sick of these little guys, because I could stamp & punch them out all day long!!! Soon I'll have to put them away! So I thought one last CDTL week with my buddies will work!

So the name of the stamp set is Cookie Cutter Halloween! The guys are cut using the Cookie Cutter Punch!  I just simply embossed the background matte using the Seaside Textured Embossing Folder.  I used my Layered Letters & Labeler Alphabet stamps for the words. Threw in a little  
Pink Flamingo Washi Tape & some Halloween Bakers Twine & it's a cute little card!!!

So there's one more week of Halloween treats! Next week I promise something "spooookkkkyyyy" just for you!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


It's October! Halloween time at 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!  
Well I'm sort of changing it up a bit yet staying on track. Clear as mud?! lol

Hoppers this week are here from Amanda's Crafty Playdate!!! Head over to Lizzy's when you are through!!! Enjoy the projects my friends have to share with you!!!

So here's my card this week:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So this week we are supposed to do Halloween! Well mine is a Halloween Birthday card! I'm not a huge Halloween fan. I think the holidays get rushed, so to me, Halloween is more fall-like! I actually made this card for a friend whose birthday is on Halloween! So I wanted it to be about her! But the pumpkin keeps it seasonal!

This was such a simple card but I think it really packs a punch.  Simple yet fun!  The only stamping really here is the sentiment from the BYOP stamp set! The pumpkin parts were cut with the Oval Framelits and the Paisley Framelits. The edges of the pumpkin were sponged to add some depth.  

The background DSP is from the Serene Scenery Pack, and the 
Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder makes the neat background for the pumpkin.   The Linen Thread and Burlap Ribbon add just enough of a finishing touch.

So while not traditional Halloween per se, it works for a Halloween birthday card-makes it about her birthday and not just Halloween! Happy birthday Melissa!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Here we are in October already!!! Our 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
this month is all about fall!!! And what's more fall than Halloween?!  So I decided my fall creation would be Halloween!!

Here's my design:

It's a cute little 5"x7" sampler to go into a frame or just display. I actually have a frame for it but it didn't photograph well, so here it is-naked! lol!

I've been getting quite a bit of use of the Cookie Cutter suite from the 
Holiday Catalog! The little guys are from the Cookie Cutter Halloween cut out with the Cookie Cutter Punch!  And of course the bling is the gorgeous Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper!  
The whole "package" is tied up with the Halloween Night Bakers Twine! And the little guys are all slightly watercolored-just enough to give some texture!

I created my own DSP using the bat stamp from the set! I didn't order any Halloween DSP yet, so had to improvise!!! Right now with out Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP special I'll have to think about stocking up!!!

So just a fun little Halloween sampler this month! Now hop to Tina's blog & enjoy her creation.  You ca either click on her name or the icon below! Then keep hopping until you get back here!!!  Lots of amazing Fall creations!!!! A bit early, but Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Stamping'!!!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Coloring Fall again! For the month of October our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
is featuring Halloween creations!!!

Maybe you're here from Helen's blog! Hi! Lizzy's blog is next!!! 
Happy Hoppin'!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So Halloween creations are a bit of a challenge for me. I'm not really that into it. I love the decorations & all, but it's without little kids around, it's just one of those holidays to eat lots of candy! So I don't typically get a lot of Halloween stamping supplies! So it'll be interesting this month trying to come up with stuff! Challenge accepted!!!

That being said, I love this little card! So this stamp set,  
Cookie Cutter Halloween, is so adorable!!! It coordinates with the 
Cookie Cutter Punch. The little guys are so sweet!!! You will see different ways to use this set this month!

I created my own DSP using the little bat from the stamp set!!!  I kind of think he looks like he's "the vampire in the moon" here, although that wasn't my intent! lol

The beautiful Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper is the perfect backing for the Labeler Alphabet letters! I wanted them to pop-and I think they did here! It also worked well for his little tie! lol The "to" and "you" are stamps from My Paper Pumpkin sets! I bet they're available to you if you're a 
My Paper Pumpkin subscriber!!! Hint Hint!!! lol, hal

Wrapped it all up with some Halloween Night Baker's Twine. The little guy has watercolor touches to him! He doesn't scare me though!

So on this first week in our October blog hop, I say BOO to you!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Last week of September. What???? I still can't believe summer is over! Where did this month go???? Well here we are for a new 
Coloring Down the Lines
At least some things remain constant!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog!!! Glad you're here-AGAIN!! Now for the other piece of bread on this blog hop sandwich-Miss Lizzy's blog!!!! Please go there  next!!!!

So here's my card and this week:

And here is our inspiration-type photo:

So I'm a bit low on apple stamp sets! lol I tended to go more with Christmas in the Holiday Catalog this year than Fall. Not a huge Halloween person, altho I do love some of the stamp sets! But this one I had to dig into my faves from the Annual Catalog!

The beautiful tree is from one of my favorite stamp sets Stampin' Up! has ever come out with! It's of course Sheltering Tree!  This stamp set is not only beautiful, but it's also versatile. It can be used for just about any occasion.  

Now the apples are actually from another set-Sprinkles of Life. They were cut out with the coordinating Tree Builder Punch. I thought they worked well together. The tree in that set is just a bit too small for these apples!!

The Woodlands Embossing Folder was supposed to look like the apple tree was in the forest of trees! I guess it works! lol 

Over all it's a cute fall, apple-picking card to fit our blog hop this week! Hope it inspired you to go picking-apples that is!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Welcome back! We are 
Coloring Down the Lines 
on our little blog hop once again!This month we are trying something a bit different. We are not limited to specific colors, but more a color scheme with a theme! I'm loving it!  Lots more options!!!!

Well things that don't change is you are probably hopping from Helen's blog and gonna hop on over to Lizzy's blog!!! I've said before how much I love being the bologna in their sandwich! lol 

So here's this week's card:

Here is the photo for inspiration:

Now I know I could've gone all out with trees & leaves & such. But see, I'm not really a fall person! I nearly had a breakdown when we covered the pool last weekend! lol

So I decided to keep it simple & use one of my fave stamp sets from the Annual Catalog-Vertical Greetings!   This stamp set was sitting on my desk saying, "Stamp with ME" so I did!  I used some Stampin' Write Markers to add the fall colors.  

The background paper is from the Serene Scenery DSP Paper Stack! Sooooo love that stack of paper! Altho this is the first time I actually used the back of any of it! The front is so pretty!!!

Finished it off with a bit of the Burlap Ribbon and some Linen Thread
Red Bakers Twine to add a bit of a pop.

Fall actually begins this week so maybe next week I'll be more "there", but right now, I wanna enjoy the last couple of days of actual summer. This card is "gently fall"! I'm easing in!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Here we are on this brisk not-quite-fall-yet day for our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!

Welcome hoppers from Helen's beautiful blog. Head over to Lizzie's blog when you are done! So glad to have her back!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So I thought this was kind of fun! The big trick was I didn't have any pumpkin stamps or Framelits. So I created my own! I used the smaller circle from 
Swirly Scribbles Framelits & trimmed it to fit a circle cut from the 
1" Circle Punch! Works! It's definitely more clear in person tho!

The scarecrow from the Gingerbread Halloween stamp set is watercolored with the inks & Blender Pens and punched out with the Gingerbread Punch!

The real star here is the background paper. It comes from the 
Serene Sceneries Designer Paper Stack! Love this stack! A perfect little 6x6 stack of paper with real photos! So pretty!!!  

Sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. 

Hope you enjoyed this little early touch of spring!!! Now go hop to the other blogs!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Hello. Here we are. 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop
End of summer blues. Do you feel it in my tone? Yup. Not enjoying the fact summer is ending. I'm such a summer girl.  Just a little bit more-please??  

Anyway, hello hoppers from Helen's blog. Hope you're looking forward to fall. It's coming. Oh bother.  And hop over to Sandy's blog when you are through here. Wish we could hop over to summer again.  

Here's my card:

Here are the blues:
I chose Whisper White for the neutral-clearly!

So this is a "rainy day" card. Kinda like I'm feeling. Oddly enough it did rain today. Tropical storm Hermine. She was a bust. Thank goodness. But she brought some chilly weather with her.  Guess it's gonna warm up later in the week! Summer will be back-for a bit!!!

So the details on this card are simple. Stamps et is Weather Together.  The umbrella was cut from the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  The background is embossed with the Gently Falling Textured Embossing Folder.  Lastly, there are some Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishing the sentiment. 

 Overall I actually love this card. And I joke about the Ey-ore attitude (sort of!).  Because after all, summer does REALLY end until September 22! lol

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, September 3, 2016


to the new 
And I must say WOW!!!! It's AMAZING!!!  

Contact me today to get your own or view it HERE online!!!

Check out this fun video to see some of the fun things you can do with the GREAT new products!!! I am so excited!!!!! 

I can't wait to share with you!!! Classes coming soon. Workshops booking up quickly! Book yours now!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
this week is devoted to patriotic colors in honor of Labor Day next Monday! 
Love the Red, White, & Blue!!

You may be here from Helen's blog! Hello! Be sure to hop over to  Sandy's blog when you are through here. Get ready to celebrate the holiday in blog hop style!!!

So here's my card:

Here is our inspiration photo:
So I went totally flag this week! lol  I saw something similar to this on a video somewhere but can't remember where! So I put my take on it! This was fun to make!

So there's actually very little stamping involved, but I did enjoy using my 
Swirly Scribbles Thinlets to make the stripes of Old Glory!  When I first saw this set I thought-ya whatever. Now I use it all the time!! It's so much fun!!!

For the stars section, I first embossed the Night of Navy with the 
Lucky Stars Embossing Folder & added a clear star from the 
Metallics Sequin Assortment! They were the perfect fit for the embossed stars! A bit of Silver Dazzling Details finished them off!

The words in the stripes are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. Thought it was neat to add a bit of sentimental words!

And lastly, yes, copping to using retired product!!! Whey they every retired the 
Little Letters Thinlets Dies I'll never know! They were the only "normal" sized letter dies we had! The Big ones are awesome, but these little guys are perfect for cards and scrapbooking! So I'm on a mission to bring them back!! So better to ask for forgiveness later than permission first!

Happy Labor Day. It's still not the end of summer in my mind tho!!! I'm hanging on to the summer weather as long as I can!!! I will so miss my summer days. Depression until next June!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


So this week on our 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop 
we are "celebrating" Back to School! Now this is a big issue for me because I want summer to stay forever! But since I am no longer teaching, I'm not going back to school, so bring it on! lol

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog!!!   Be sure to keep moving through the grades to 
Sandy's blog

Here's my card:

Here are the colors:
So we are basically Primary Colors this week! Works for Back to School, right? Well I taught first & second grade, so it's perfect for me!

This one was kind of fun! I got to play with my alphabet stamp sets! The large letters are from the Layered Letters set-which I love!  The smaller letters are from my most used alpha set, Labeler Alphabet.  They are both great for cards, but especially the larger ones, are also great for scrapbooking! I use them frequently!

I used the Banners Framelits because banners just shout "school" to me! Maybe you don't hear it?! The Lucky Stars Folder just works! And the  
Metallic Sequins just happen to come in star shapes also, so BAM! The little sentiment is found in the Crazy About You stamp set! That set's so versatile!!!

So hope this got ya thinkin' bout readin', writin', and 'rithmetic!! I'm gonna continue thinking about the beach if you don't mind! lol

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


It's Purple week on our 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop!
We are continuing with our monochromatic creations this week! I've really loved this challenge!!!

Hello my hopping friends from Helen's blog! Hope you are enjoying! I can't wait for you to see Lizzie's purple creation! So keep hopping!

Here's my card:

It's purple week:
This picture totally doesn't do this card justice! I could not get the lighting right now matter what I did!!!! It almost looks brown, but no, it's purples!!!  Colors used are Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry and 
Elegant Eggplant.

The card base is Wisteria Wonder.  Then I embossed a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  This is one of my faves!!

The stamp set is the best! It's a Hostess Set from the Annual Catalog called Love You Lots! It's one of my favorite Hostess sets in forever!!! These guys are to die for!!!  They were very simply stamped with Elegant Eggplant ink, and I used an Aqua Painter to do a bit of watercolor blending on their little pokeys!!! I thought just a simple stamp of the sentiment was perfect! 

Now the ribbon is some retired ribbon as I have yet to stock up on lots of new colors, but it truly is Rich Razzleberry! It looks so red in this picture, but it isn't! It blends much better in real life! Not sure why the camera didn't like these colors! It's such a cute, simple little card! lol

So this is our last week of monochromatic cards. I hope you've enjoyed! Next week will be quite different! lol I've really enjoyed this challenge!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


So this month on our 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop 
we are experimenting with monochromatic designs! 
Sounds easy, but it's a bit more challenging than I thought it would be! Loving the challenge tho!!! It's forcing me to explore all our amazing colors in a new way!!!

Welcome all my friends from Helen's blog! I KNOW her creation was amazing! Now continue on to an equally amazing creation at Lizzie's place!!!! Such talent on this little hop!!!

Here's my card:

So this week we are working with reds!!!!
I have wanted to use this hummingbird from the Picture Perfect stamp set for awhile.  I love the 3-step stamping, and this bird is beautiful.  I haven't used it since the beginning of the summer, but I love it! I think it works well with the reds. Kind of different!

The Woodlands Embossing Folder was used to make it look like the bird was flying in the woods. Kind of a stretch, but you get the idea! lol

The Blossom Punch made the little flowers. I do have the stamp set that coordinates, but I wanted to keep them simple so as not to distract from the hummingbird. 

It's finished off with some Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, some 
Pearl Basic Jewels colored with red Sharpie, and yes, some retired ribbon. Sorry. I need to stock up on some new ribbons! Sad but true!

I know there are pinks on the card, but I consider them a shade of red! Hope you agree! lol The reds used today are Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Flirty Flamingo.

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Framelit Fun!

So it's the final day of 
Framelit Week 
on Joni in the Spotlight Stamping!  I hope you've enjoyed the Monday, & Wednesday  posts. If you haven't seen them, be sure to go check them out! Wednesday morning will take you to some talented Coloring Down the Lines entries, and Wednesday evening will bring you to the Inspire, Create, Share Framelit posts!!! Lots of fun this week!!! Thursday is a day of rest! lol

Here's the final post this week:

So this I would classify as an "elegant" card! This is a beautiful set of framelits called the Rose Garden Thinlets set.  I love the fine detail in these thinlets-which are framelits that don't necessarily "frame" an image! They look the same and work the same! There is a coordinating stamp set, but it's not used here.

This rose was cut with the gorgeous Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper! Oh how I love this!!! lol The leaves were cut using the In-Color Emerald Green. Looks so pretty in person!!!

The background paper is from the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP Pack! There are 2 sheets included in that pack with beautiful gold accents! Then the 
Pop of Pink Washi Tape coordinates with it! Love this DSP pack, and I have used it for so many different projects! Not all pink either! lol

The sentiment is from my very used Watercolor Wishes stamp set! It's the perfect sentiment stamp set! I embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder. Adds just that sparkly pop to compliment the gold in the DSP.  And makes the bling on the Glimmer Paper pop!!!

That's it on this card! Very simple. Not a lot of materials used, but really impactful!

So I hope you enjoyed Framelit Week!!! Not blood & gore like Shark Week, but packs just as much energy & excitement into each episode!!!  Enjoy!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Welcome to the August 2016 edition of the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!
We are glad you are joining us!  This month we are featuring some of the amazing Framelits that we have available in our catalogs for you!  It works perfectly with my Framelit Week!  So keep hopping around & get some great ideas!!

Here's my Framelit card:

This was such a fun little card to make! Very easy actually! I used the popular Swirly Scribbles Thinlets here with the coordinating stamp set Swirly Bird!  I wasn't sure about this one when I first saw it in the catalog, but I've had so much fun with it!

The DSP behind the swirly ocean waves is the  
By the Shore Designer Series Paper! I have used that for so many different occasions! I love it here!

The Silver Glimmer Paper add just the right touch of bling for my card! You know how I love my bling! I think they are supposed to be flowers, but together they make cute clouds! And watch out for that "red hot sun"! lol

The sentiment is made using the Labeler Alphabet! What a great versatile set that is!!!  And since it's photopolymer it's easy to line up for whatever words you feel like making!  I figure this card can be used for pretty much any occasion!  

It's all finished off with a twist of the Linen Thread!  Such a great "ribbon" accessory! I use it way more than anybody should! lol I thought it worked well with these nautical colors!

So I wish I could sail away on that little sailboat!!! But you can sail on over to the Stamping Tammi blog!!! You can get there by clicking Tammi's name or the icon below! I know there will be a great creation there and many more if you continue on until "land ho"-you're back here!!

And check out my Monday & Friday posts for more Framelit posts for my Framelit Week! Eat your heart out sharks!!! lol

Happy Stampin'!


Hey there stampers! It's time for 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!! 
And this week, it also includes my 
"Framelits Week"!
Yup! More Framelits!!!

So you may have hopped here from Helen's blog! Cool beans! Be sure to continue hopping over to Lizzy's blog! It's a fun week! 

So here's this week's card:

Here's the inspiration photo:
Different, right?? Yup! We're changing it up this month!! Some fun monochromatic ideas!! We decided it would be a fun challenge!  This week is yellow-obviously! lol I used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, and Delightful Dijon! I think that's all our current yellows!!! 

Went with some old-school supplies this week. Everything is current-well almost everything! lol

The stamp set is Flower Patch, and the framelits-of course!-are               Flower Fair Framelits!  This set makes beautiful flowers of all sorts. I wanted to keep this one fairly simple-bring out the flowers in the 
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.

The sentiment is from Thoughtful Banners stamp set. And the ribbon, well yes, it's retired. But it matches! lol Better to ask for forgiveness than permission I guess! lol  It's all finished off with a bit of Gold Wink of Stella. I feel that's a shade of yellow so there it is!

Now go hopping for more yellow creations, and stop back tonite & Friday for more Framelits fun for Framelits Week!!! You an check back to Monday's post if ya missed it!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, August 1, 2016


Welcome to 
Framelit Week
 on Joni in the Spotlight Stamping! lol  This Monday/Wednesday/Friday I'm going to feature a card made with our amazing Framelits!!! I don't know what I'd do without them!!! It's a new month!! 

So here's Day 1 card:

This one features not only the Sunshine Wishes Framelits, but also the 
16-18 In-Colors! Some of my favorite!!!!

This fun little Framelit set is designed to coordinate with the 
Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set! I love that it has the words with it! Makes the whole sentiment thing so easy!!!!

The background embossing is the beautiful 
Elegant Dots Textured Embossing Folder! I love the look of this one!

The "bling" on this card are some 16-18 Enamel Shapes, designed to coordinate with the In-Colors. See, how many times on this blog do you see the word "coordinate"? That's what Stampin' Up!'s all about! Our paper coordinates with the ribbon, with the embellishments, the inks, etc.  The stamps coordinate with framelits or punches.  It's the easiest catalog to work with! They do all the matching work for you!!!

So be sure to check back on Wednesday morning for the Coloring Down the Lines inspiration, and on Wednesday evening for the Inspire, Create, Share monthly blog hop! Everyone on the hop will be featuring framelits!!! And my final Framelit Week post will be Friday! It's a pretty elegant one! So be sure to check back!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Hello hopper! Welcome to what is another beautiful summer day here in New England! Many think it's too hot! I think it's just right!!!

I'm so happy to be hopping with you in our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
today, but I'm especially happy because Lizzy's back!!!! I missed her beautiful creations!!!! Welcome back Lizzy!

So you will follow from here to Lizzy's blog (like the old days! lol), but first, you're probably here from Helen's blog!!! I love being the bologna in their beautiful stampin' sandwich!!!! Feels so good!

So here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I went a bit outside of my comfort zone with this one! lol Now if you follow this blog you know I'm a pretty CAS (Clean and Simple) kinda card-makin' gal!!! But I wanted to try what everyone is buzzin' about! And it was worth it!

So this is what's called a "shaker card"! It's a little window with some sort of "shakey" stuffs inside to shake around!  Adds a bit of excitement and energy to the card!  I thought this stamp set-Seaside Shore-was perfect for this type of card (I'm all about anything beach, ocean, nautical, etc!)!!!

So it's supposed to look like you are looking into maybe a glass tank at an aquarium. Fishes swimming! This was all made with only one stamp set! The really cool texture on the base card is the beautiful new (and already sightly worn!) Seaside Embossing Folder! Love it!!! I've used it both horizontally & vertically!  Super versatile! So technically, you can make this card with materials from one of our suites!!! Check it out!

The window was made with our wonderful Clear Window Sheets and the brandy new Foam Adhesive Sheets.  I tried to find some sand to put in the middle, but what I had just looked like dirt! So I dug through some retired stuff & found this chunky glitter! Thought it worked for the card! But don't tell anyone I used a retired item! lol (Shhhh, I use it all the time! lol)

So I hope your day goes "swimmingly" and you "just keep swimming"!!!!  

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Hello! Welcome back to 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
after a week's hiatus!! A little mini-vacation kind of left last week out for me! But I'm here now!

Welcome to the hoppers joining us from Helen's blog! Keep moving onto Sandy's blog next!! 

So here's my card this week:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So these colors just "shouted" flowers to me! So I sort of used my            Garden in Bloom stamp set to make a background. But even before that, I used some Stampin' Sponges to make a "wash".  

I didn't use a lot of tools with this. Went back to SIP-stamp, ink & paper! This beautiful 2-step stamp set allows for so much fun creativity! Just a little      fussy-cut for the butterfly with some bling on it!

And of course this bling girl had to add some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for the centers of the flowers! Um, yeah!!! It's me!!

So sweet & simple! Hope you enjoyed!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


Well summer is finally upon us! I hope this month's 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
finds everyone happy, well, and enjoying the season! Weather here in New England is summer-perfect right now!!!!

So this month we are featuring our brandy new In-Colors from out amazing new Annual Catalog!!! These are some of the best yet!!!

Here's my card:

I managed to squeeze all 5 In-Colors in! lol They even have fun names this year-Dapper Denim, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy & Peekaboo Peach!  Sometimes the In-Colors work best for a certain season or occasion, but this batch fits just about any!  So bright & bold, but not "in your face" if ya know what I mean!

I used my new stamp set Vertical Greetings for this one! I LOVE this stamp set! It's just different! It's perfect for a quick card too!!!  I can't wait to explore it a bit more!!!

The beautiful embossing is also a new folder called Seaside! I am totally the ocean girl, so anything that even hints sea is all for me! But I love the swirls on this one. I decided to try them vertically this time-goes with the stamp set! lol

Embellishments include the new Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and the 
16-18 In-Color Enamel Shapes! These will be a hit!! A super nice embellishment, but flat so it doesn't damage an envelope, and shiny! It's all about the bling in life! lol Throw in a dash of Wink of Stella & it's done!!!

Now if you'd like some other great ideas for the new 16-18 In-Colors then be sure to hit all the blogs on our hop! Next after me is Nicole's blog!! You can get there but either clicking her name or the badge below! And then she will have a connection on her blog to the next! So grab a cup of coffee, or wine, or whatever you choose & enjoy the hop!

Happy Stampin'!!!