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'!

Friday, August 15, 2014


This weekend ONLY-August, 16, 17-is TAX FREE WEEKEND in MA!!! Now is the perfect time to get your Stampin' Up! goodies TAX FREE!!!  

Don't miss out on items like the great August Big Shot deal!

Buy a Big Shot and get a free bundle. 15% discounts for everyone else! Get your free bundle.

Or maybe some of the new goodies listed on the Clearance Rack?
Secret Garden Framelits Dies

Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags

Petal Cone Bigz L Die - by Stampin' Up!

Or maybe some of this week's Weekly Specials?

Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse

 Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die
Maybe you want to try out the new AMAZING  Blendabilities???


Either way, this weekend is the time to get your goodies!!!

Shop HERE 24/7!!! Just remember, this weekend only your favorite Stampin' Up! treats are TAX FREE!!!!! Questions? Contact me!!

Happy Shoppin'! I mean Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


It's Wednesday! Must be time for another Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!! It's a cool one this week!!! Liz's pick!!

Hello to the hoppers from Helen's blog! If you're just joining us, please keep going!!! Hit up Liz's blog next then keep hopping! 

This week's inspiration is:

The Stampin' Up! colors to coordinate are:

Here are my CARDS (yup, two!!!):

I am just back from vacation! Feeling somewhat refreshed yet longing to return to the ocean!  It's my favorite part of nature.  I'm a beach girl at heart!!!

But I was excited to get back to my stamps! I decided to play with my 
Work of Art stamp set. I haven't done too much with it yet, but I've seen some beautiful, creative designs with it. I got started & just kept going! lol  These are 2 very different cards with the same color scheme & stamp set.

They are both fairly simple cards because of the time frame for me, but I think they are nice. I would like to receive one! lol I love how this stamp set can be used to create designs with the "blobs" in the set! The flower card above is my preferred of the two, but the other makes a nice picture too.

So now keep on hopping & enjoy the beautiful creations of my lovely friends on this blog hop!! I just got my new order from the new Holiday Catalog so I can't wait to play!!!  You can't order yet, only demonstrators! Want it NOW?? I can show you how!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014


It's the first Wednesday of the month, so it must be time for 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!
 I can't believe a whole month has gone by since the last one! Time sure flies!!
This month our focus is on Black & White-with or without a spot of color!

I went with the spot of color-albeit a little spot!!!

I love how this looks like a little purse! Easy & cute to use!!! I pulled out my Pleasant Poppies stamp!! It's pretty heat embossed in white on the black!!  

I love the new Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder! Cute here!!  The "top" of the purse is cut from one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits.

My "pop" of color is the little flower for the clasp.  It's the little flower in the new Punch Pak! It is a Hello Honey flower! Love this new In-Color! I think it adds just enough!!!

I thought I'd share a picture of some of my friends on this hop!  I, of course, was late to the photo, but here's some of the group!!

This was taken at Inspire, Create, Share-Stampin' Up! Convention 2014! What a great time it was!

So now hop over to Olivia's blog & enjoy! There's a list just below of all the hoppers this week! If you get lost, you can just hop on any one & keep going!!! Enjoy!!!

Happy Stampin'!!! are HERE!!!


This is a great Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop week!!! It's beautiful colors, AND I got to play with a new tool!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog!!! Luv what she did with these great colors! I like them alot!!!

So here is the inspiration for this week:

And here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

Now my creation:

Yup, it's a bit different this week! See, my good friend Amanda from 
Our Crafty Playdate (keep hoppin'-you'll see her design!!) hooked me up with a great deal on the Bind It All! I've wanted one of these forever! They aren't cheap, but I got a great deal!! Now I know that's not Stampin' Up!, but it's a great tool to use with all my 
Stampin' Up! products!!! I love to make books, and now I can bind them very easily!! It's highly recommended!  So no card this week-a cute little book instead!

Here are a couple of other views:

The back of the book!
I used my Kinda Ecclectic stamp set! It's quickly becoming one of my favorites!!! I just love that starburst in it! And the leaves are so perfect!!! I think it worked well with these colors! I kept the sentiment design simple 
(Chalk Talk of course!) because the leaves were kind of busy! I'm not one to use tons of stuff! If you follow, I'm fairly CAS (clean and simple!) I like a clean look!

The inside pages!
I thought the butterflies added a cute "tab" effect to the pages. A little different.It can be used as a journal, diary, date book, address book, note book, whatever. They can divide the sections. 

I realized that the o-wire I used was a bit small for the amount of pages. Next time for this size book I'll use a larger wire for easier turning, but it still works fine. Looks nice I think.  I'll be using my new Bind It All quite a bit I think. Plus, it's pink!!!

So keep hoppin' on over to Liz's blog then keep going! These are some very pretty colors, and I know you will love all the great creations!!!

Until next time!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Wow!!! If you don't own a Big Shot then now is the time to get one!!! For the month of August ONLY Stampin' Up! is offering a choice of special bundles with a 
Big Shot purchase!!! This is an amazing deal!!! Check it out!!!

So here's the Big Shot!!!!
Big Shot
It retails right now for $99.95. And ONLY Stampin' Up! gives you a great 3-year warranty! And believe me, they  honor it!!!

Now check out the bundles you can get!!! for FREE!!!!! But only when you buy a Big Shot this month-August, 2014!!! Each bundle contains a stamp set & a Framelits set that coordinates with it!!! Deals range from $31.95-$54.25!! for FREE!!!!!!

Already have a Big Shot??? You can get these bundles at a 15% discount!!!

Bright & Beautiful Stars Clear-Mount Bundle
Bright & Beautiful Stars (clear or wood mount! And this is from the new Holiday Mini!!!)

Celebrating Chalk Talk Clear-Mount Bundle 
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle (clear or wood!)

Decorative Goodies Wood-Mount Bundle
Decorative Goodies Bundle (clear or wood)

Flowery Daydream Wood-Mount Bundle
Flowery Daydream Bundle (clear or wood)

Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Clear-Mount Bundle
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle (clear or wood)

You can order ONLINE 24/7 or CONTACT me for more info!!! Don't miss this deal!!!!!!

Happy Stampin'! (and embossing, and die cutting, and....)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Happy Wednesday! It's time for Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop again!! Yippee!!! This week I'm doing another combined post! This week I'm also using the Mojo Monday 356 design sketch for inspiration!!!

Now you may be hopping on over from Helen's blog! If you are great!!! If you aren't I'm glad you're starting here!!! Be sure to check out all the great blogs!!! Be sure to go all the way to the bottom of this post to see where to go next!!!

So here's this weeks Design Seed inspiration:

And this week's MDS colors are:

Here's the Mojo Monday 356 sketch:


And here's my card:

Now tall & skinny. There were a couple of options for the card size. I chose 3.5"x5.5" It's a little narrower than a typical card.  I thought it worked perfectly with these colors! 
There isn't too much stamping here actually! 
But lots of great stuff! 2 embossing folders (Chevron & Decorative Dots)! 2 types of ribbon! 2 styles of Framelits (Starburst & Circle)! 3 punches (Artisan Label, Scallop Edge, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pak)! Thought I was gonna say 2 right?! lol Gotcha!!! Oh, and of course the stamp 
set-Label Love! I actually really enjoyed making this card!!!

Here's a little close up of all the good stuff! If you follow me, you know I love depth & texture! I think this card is loaded with both without being too busy.  I also think the colors work well for this design. They kind of build on each other. 

So hope you like this week's card! And now, like I promised, the next blog! Hop on over to Sandy's awesome blog! See what she did with these beautiful colors that Robbie chose! Then keep going right to Robbie's blog!!! There's always fun there with a matching envelope to boot! lol

 Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Due to the unbelievable excitement over 

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

I am holding a SECOND introductory class here at my house!!! See the info below!  Must preregister by August 10!!! 

Have a new baby in the family? A wedding? A special occasion? Need to catch up on all the never-ending  kids' photos? Wanna make some memories last forever? This class is for you!! It's a quick, easy way to keep your memories fun & organized!!! Faster & easier than traditional scrapbooking!!  

To preregister, simply email me to reserve your spot! Don't wait too long! Space is limited!!!!

Bring a friend new to Stampin' Up! and receive a FREE class in the future!!!

Come celebrate Stampin' Up!'s new collaboration with Project Life!!! Scrapbook your pictures in no time with our beautiful coordinated products-designed with EXCLUSIVE Stampin' Up! colors!!!! Coordinates with all your favorite Stampin' Up! inks, embellishments, DSP, cardstock, etc!

You will receive 6 Project Life Pocket Pages, 10 4x3 Project Life Grid Cards and a full packet of Everyday Adventure Project Card Collection!!!! I will provide stamps, inks, and cardstock for embellishments!!! Please bring some fun pics to scrap & your own acid-free adhesive. 
Snail will be available for only $6.00 if you need!!!

When: Thursday, August 21, 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Where: My house
Registration deadline: August 10
Cost: $30

(Add $10 to also receive the Everyday Adventure Project Life Accessory Pack!! 
You will want this add on!!!!So cool!!) 
 Come experience our new Project Life! Perfect quick, easy yet traditional memory keeping!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Well here I am back fresh from Convention! I can't believe it's all over! Just like any fun thing-you wait what seems like forever & it's done in a snap!!! I'll have stuff to show when I finally unpack later this week!

But I am ready to go with this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop! Many of the talented ladies on this hop were with me at Convention!
Welcome over from Helen's blog! We had so much fun hanging together in Salt Lake City!! I hope I don't have to wait until next year to see her again!!

Here's this week's Design Seeds colors:

And the MDS colors:

And my card:

I love the Forever Florals stamp set! I got it to use with my Blendabilities, but it has such nice lines that I thought it didn't really need anything else here!
I used a few of the colors as a wash. First I wet the paper slightly. Then I used the Aqua Painter & "washed" the colors across the page!  It's a fairly simple technique but it makes a nice background.

Now go head on over to Liz's blog & see her magic! We missed her last week!!!

Just a simple card this week. I can't wait to dig into my new stuff from Convention & just play!  Soon!!!! I'll have some really fun things to show you!!!
We also got the first look at the new Holiday Catalog available to you on September 1st! We get to pre-order on Aug. 1!!! Great time to join
 Stampin' Up! to get the goodies in hand first!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


So as you wake up & read this Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop post, I will be on a plane to Salt Lake City for the  
Stampin' Up! Convention 2014!!!! 
I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!

So many of my blog hoppers here will be joining me there so this is a small group this week! Still cool stuff! I love to see you hopping here from 
Carol's blog!!! And again hopping on over to Liz's blog! Make the loop! I guarantee you won't be disappointed!!!

So here's this week's Design Seeds pic-Liz's choice this week:

And here's this week's Stampin' Up! color match-up:

                  Wisteria Wonder
                  Elegant Eggplant
                  Garden Green
                  Wild Wasabi
                  Coastal Cabana
                  Pool Party

And here's my card:

 I used my Starburst Sayings stamp set with the matching
 Starburst Framelits.  I like this set because it goes for just about any age or gender! 

I thought it worked well with this weeks colors for just about any occasion. It could be a birthday, anniversary, retirement, etc., kinda card! 

I love doing these little windows! This was a simple Circle Framelit with a little Framelit frame! Make sense? I'd love to show ya how!!!

I layered the Oh Happy Day sentiment! Hard to tell in the pic but it's layered & leveled with Stampin' Dimensionals!

Top it off with my new Calypso Cabana Wide Bakers Twine, & it's a cute deal!

Well this is a quick post so I can get packin'!!! Watch this week for all kinds of pics & updates from convention!!! I'll share all my swaps later! Don't wanna give them away!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


Happy Summer Coloring Down the Lines!!!  After a wet but successful 
4th of July, the heat is on here! Just the way I like it! As you get this, I hope to be sitting on a beach with my toes in the sand!!! 

So hello all you hoppers from Helen's amazing blog! How awesome is her card this week?! 
When you are through here you can hop over to Sandy's fantabulous blog! She is cooking this week! It's a small group this week, but talented! Keep going!!! Be sure to leave comments!!! It's so nice to hear from you all!!!

So here's the Design Seeds pic for this week (caw caw!):

And here are our MDS colors to complement:
And here's my baby!

For some reason it doesn't look green! It does when I look at the camera & on my upload! Oh well, trust me. The background is Pistachio Pudding! That color is growing on me!

The other 2 greens make up the "stems" from Flowering Flourishes! And of course Papillon Potpourri and punches round out the rest of the colors! That's the Ticket was used for the sentiment-with the Ticket Punch of course! 

This is really a cute, airy card in person! Very simple but I think it packs a gentle punch! I'm in the throws of "swap mania" as I prepare for Convention next week!!! So excited!!! But trying to get a handle on things! It'll all happen tho! Don't you worry! 

So hope you like this week's entry in our little blog hop! It's a cool summer breeze blowing your way!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


My friends over at Can You Case It? are challenging us with a sketch this week!! Here is the sketch they chose!

Week 26 Sketch

And here is the card I made!

I decided to go back to my watercolor roots! I've been having so much fun with my Blendabilities that I just wanted to visit my old friend the Aqua Painter!

I had to remember that watercoloring isn't as "precise" as coloring with the Blendabilities!It's ok to go somewhat outside the lines!!!

This is one of my favorite stamp sets that was new to last year's catalog-Pleasant Poppies!!. It's a single stamp, but nice & large! Gives lots of nice options with the Framelits-this one being the 
Apothocary Accents Framelits!

I had some fun playing with my new In-Colors with this card! And of course a little Honeycomb never hurt anyone! lol

So hop on ovet to Can You Case It? and enjoy all the other great creations that people have come up with!!! Maybe even try your own hand at it!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


I am so excited to have been invited to join a new blog hop!!! The
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop happens the first Wednesday of every month!!!! There are some very talented ladies on this hop, so be sure to follow the links & check them all out!!! You get some great ideas & inspirations!!!

This month the challenge is Red, White & Blue-appropriately so!!! After all, the 4th of July celebrates the birthday of the good ole' USA!!!! So I thought a nice All-American birthday card would be appropriate!

If you knew me well, you'd know I love anything nautical! This girl grew up on Cape Cod, MA, so the ocean is home to me!

This card uses Night of Navy, Real Red, & Whisper White CS.  The DSP is from the Maritime pack. Appropriate, & I LOVE this paper!!!

The stamp sets used are The Open Sea & Something to Say
The Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine has been knotted to sort of copy the DSP behind it! It's not Real Red, but it's close enough!
Here are the up-close details!

Now get ready to hop! Click on the picture below to get to Jen's blog-the next blog in the hop!!  Then be sure to keep going all the way until you get back here! Please leave a fun comment! We love to hear from you!

So I hope you've enjoyed my first card in the Inspire, Create & Share monthly blog hop!!! HERE!

Happy Stampin'!!