Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Hey all! Time for another Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! Hope you are all well! Spring is finally showing a slight smidge of itself so just maybe there's a light at the end of this REALLY long tunnel! Makes me very happy!

So welcome to my hoppers from Helen's blog! It looks like she's really working those inks! Nice job Miss Helen!!!!

This week's challenge is

Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
   Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Garden Green

Added Piece - use lace

I chose the first batch because they seemed more "springy" to me! Thought I would love the combo. I do like it-not love it! But as you know (or maybe you don't but will now!) the colors for the blog hop are determined by the color wheel! Our fearless leader Robbie (keep going on the hop & you'll find her amazing card always with a matching envelope!) uses the wheel to tell us the colors each week! So here we are!

Here's my card this week:

Kinda cute! Plain tho. I've been working lately on simple cards-what we in the card business call CAS-clean & simple. It's kinda my style anyway, but I have a wonderful customer whom I make lots of cards for, & she prefers them that way.  Easier to mail! 
This week was an extra challenge for me because it uses lace. I'm so not a lacy girl! lol  This is why I love these extra "challenges"-it forces me to go outside my box! I need that push!

So I used my Happy Day & A Round Array stamp sets for the images & sentiment. So glad A Round Array made the cut! Not on the retiring list! Phew! However, the Happy Day & Delicate Details Lace Tape ARE on the list!!! I have some friends who will be super bummed about that! The lace tape is so easy to use! I wish the inks/markers would stick to it tho.  Could make it more colorful. It's a glossy finish so the dye inks don't adhere. Maybe this means there's some great new stuff in the new catalog!!! It's almost here!!! Giddy with excitement!
Altho I don't know what they were thinking with retiring the Square Lattice Embossing Folder!! I use it so much! I bet there's a really cool one on the way to replace it though! I guess as long as I have my rhinestones I'll be happy! Not a lacy girl, but definitely a bling-y girl!!!

Anyway, I just decided to add a "fancy" fold idea to the card. Not so fancy, but different! So hope you like!

Now continue on to Liz's blog & check out her piece of art! Cool, right?!!! Then keep going! There are some amazingly talented ladies on this blog hop! Great for ideas & inspiration!  Enjoy!!!

And don't forget-this week at Stampin' Up! is FREE SHIPPING on EVERYTHING!!!!  With the new retiring lists out you don't want to miss out on this deal!!! This week ONLY!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I'm BAAAACCCKKKK!!!! Did ya miss me? I was in the middle of directing a huge production of Jesus Christ Superstar! I must admit it was an amazing show! So I've been away from this "hop" for a few weeks! Back to normal now though!!!!

So it's a short but exciting hop this week! Glad you're here from Helen's blog! Be sure to keep going to Robbie's blog!!!

So this week's challenge is:

 Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding
         Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede

Added Piece - use vellum and make it an Easter card

I was so happy to not only be making cards again, but also to be working with the In-Colors!!! I just love them!!! Sooo, I chose the first batch!

So here's this week's card!

I used the vellum to make the flowers. I thought it would be springy! Ok, so shoot me! The DSP is from the no longer current SAB catalog! I love that Sweet Sorbet paper & it's gone now! Oh well! I'm still stressing over Summer Starfruit going away! Can't wait to see the new In-Colors!

Ok so the flowers are stamped & cut with Framelits from Secret Garden. I  heat embossed with white embossing powder then used the markers to color the back. I think it's called the "stained glass technique" but not sure right now.
Ok, I'm all over the place!

Here's a close up of the vellum flowers! 

So I'm really  happy to be back! I promise more fun to come! Only a short time to shop from the Occasions Catalog & the Big Book!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop features my favorite color! I'm so excited! 

Welcome to you who hopped on over from Helen's blog! Lots of fun happening over there! Be sure to keep hopping over to Miss Laura's blog next! It's so "la dee dah" over there! (wink wink!) But then keep going!!! There are 7 blogs on the hop this week! Lot's of good stuff & surprises to see!!!

Ok, the deets!

This week's colors are

Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze
Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Real Red
Added Piece - make something other than a card - bookmark, flower, scrapbook page, etc.

Now, you might say, um, Baja Breeze? I did! Yup, it's retired! But silly me who waits til the last minute to put her project together doesn't do "primary" colors! See, when I put the 2nd batch together, it looks very primary to me! So I went with the first batch. Now don't yell at me! I know there's no Baja Breeze! So I may have broken a rule or 2. I substituted the color I thought was fairly close-Bermuda Bay. Hope it's ok with y'all!!!!

This week can't be a card either. Our added piece wants something different. Well I've been putting this idea together for my Mother's Day class in April. So I decided to use this week for my model!  Here it is!

So it's a little box that can hold 3x3 love notes! Now please excuse my pics! It's dark now & I tried to get a good shot. I had to use the glue gun for the flowers on the top. I can see in the pics that I forgot to pull those glue stringy things off!! Well, you get the idea!!!

Here are some close ups!

I used the new Spiral Flower die from the Occasions Mini for the flowers on the top! Works well for this kind of thing. Love these flowers but can't mail them for sure! lol The stamp set is Peaceful Petals!

So glad these were this week's colors! Summer Starfruit is almost gone forever! I LOVE this color!!!! I'm gonna be sure to stock up!!! I wonder what the new In-Colors will look like!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


So here we are again! This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop is "dark"!! lol No, silly! I mean Basic Black!

So hello hoppers from Helen's blog! I know it was fun over there! I always have fun there! Hope this is as much fun! Then join the fun at Liz's blog! Another fun girl! Can you tell it was almost 50 degrees F here today!!! lol  I'm a bit giddy! Finally! Just in time for more snow! Ugh! But celebrating today anyway!

So here's this week's challenge:

Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay
 Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Added Piece - Add Metallic - could be glimmer paper, foil sheets or sequin trim

I love the first combo, so here's my card:

Now I decided to go with another challenge this week for inspiration! These colors are cool together, but I needed a jump start this week! 
So I visited over at Sketch Frenzy Friday for the design. Here's their original design:


Now I think this is a close approximation. Remember, these sketches are to get you started. It's a design. You should stay within the design, but creativity counts! 
When you visit the blog you'll see some cool ideas! Be sure to pop over!

I used my new punch from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog! Love this little
 Banner Punch & so glad it will continue into the new Big Catalog!! 

I stamped & embossed all the little banners. I also used the cool 
Decorative Dots Embossing folder on the Basic Black background. Hard to tell in the picture! It's becoming a favorite! Another carry over into the new catalog!!! 

Now here's the thing. The added piece, when I read metallic, I kinda missed the after words! I used the Encore Metallic Silver Ink Pad for the Just for You sentiment! I tried to get it to shine in the light, then tried to edit it a bit so you can really see it, but didn't work so well! It's shiny in person tho! So while I do have some metallic, maybe not enough? Hmm. Oh well!!! I tried!!

Anyway, be sure to check back this week for my entry on the Can You Case It challenge. Hope you visited last week!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Hi there! So my good convention buddy Amanda over at Our Crafty Playdate is on a new adventure! You may remember her from our weekly blog hop. Well she & a couple of friends have created a challenge blog! How cool is that! 
It's called

So each week they will put a design or color or some kind of challenge out there & it's up to you to take that design & mix & match until you come up with something close! 
It's a lot of fun & great for ideas & inspiration.
Anyone can play along! Even you!! Plus, it's a new blog & they'd like all the help they can get to get it up & running!!!

So here's a pic of this week's challenge:

Here's what I did with it!

I really wanted to use some of my new goodies from the Occasions Mini!!! First, gotta say I am in LOVE with the Watercolor Wonder DSP! It is amazingly beautiful!!! I love the colors, the designs, everything!!! 

I also finally got to try my new Scallop Tag Topper Punch! Oh this is gonna be fun!!! I enjoy the ease of it & the amazing result with so little effort! lol

And let's not forget the Sale-a-Bration products!! Here's the Decorative Dots embossing folder & the See Ya Later stamp set! This one is fun!!! I love the saying with the Smoky Slate! Just makes sense!

And of course butterflies just make everything better! A little hint of spring which is bound to  hit here sometime around July!!!!! Ugh!!!

So hope you liked this week's card for the challenge! Hop on over to the blog & see what others are doing! Better yet, create your own!!!

Happy Stampin!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014



By popular demand, there will be an additional
Watercolor Wonder Class

on Saturday, April 12, 3:00-5:00 pm at my house!! Check out the Classes & Workshops page for the details, but these cards & products are amazing!!!  Cost is $30 & includes a bunch of products! Deadline for registration is Monday, March 31!

You also won't want to miss the
Spring Wreath Class
featuring the
Burlap & Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit
from the Occasions Mini!!!
Saturday, March 22, 10:00-12:00ish at my house! This one is sure to sell out, so register TODAY!!!  Cost is $30 & includes the kit and other products! Bring a glue gun if you have one! 
Registration deadline for this class is Monday, March 10!

Please email me at to register for either or both classes!!!! You won't want to miss these!!!!

Happy Stampin'!  Joni :)


So this week I decided to use a sketch challenge for our weekly 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop! See, this week is kinda wierd! lol Wait until you see what our added piece is!!!

Hope you enjoyed Helen's card on her blog! So much fun! Be sure to see what Liz came up with for this week!! Interesting for sure!! Be sure to keep on hopping to see everyone's designs!!!

So here's the color challenge:

Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Blushing Bride
 Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum

Sounds perfectly normal, right? Well, here's this week's added piece:
Make a Christmas Card!

Wait! What???

Yup that's what I said! Now those of you who know me know I'm a Christmas junkie!!! But you also know I HATE winter! And it's now March 4, & it was 
0 degrees this morning!!! So I am so all done with anything winter! lol

I decided to give Mojo Monday weekly sketch challenge a looksie for inspiration! Here's their sketch:

And here's my card:

Now it's a pretty simple card! I love these colors for a Christmas card, but so hard to get into the "spirit"! 

See, I took another picture that shows more how I feel! lol Come on spring!!!!

A little blurry but gets the point across!! Simple to make. New embossing folder-Arrows-from the Occasions Mini.  Pennant Parade stamp set from the Big Catalog and a sentiment from the Holiday Mini.  
A little retired ribbon and some Dazzling Detail & it's a pretty quick 10 minute card!
 I actually think I might use these colors for a card next year-or a close facsimile! 
We will soon be saying goodbye to Raspberry Ripple! I will sooooo miss this group of In-Colors!  They are so bold & bright! I sure hope they have some pretty bright ones!!

So watch back this week for another cool challenge!!! My friend Amanda has hooked us up with a fun new site!!! Don't miss it!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Happy Blog Hop day!!! So here we are again Coloring Down the Lines!!

Hi there to everyone hopping over from Helen's blog!!! And be sure to continue on over to Liz's blog!!! Then keep going!! I guarantee you will love what you see!!!

This week's challenge is 

        Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray      
       Primrose Petals, So Saffron, Marina Mist
Added Piece - use scoring on your card

Now I'm not one usually to use scoring on a card unless it's to score the fold, so this was a challenge for me! I mean I have all the scoring tools, but just don't tend to use them! I did a little "research" on the subject! I figured I'd keep it simple tho! There are some really cool designs out there with scoring tho! Google it & check it out!!!

So here's my card:

It's very simple this week! I used the first set of colors because I wanna get as much of that Summer Starfruit as I can before it disappears for good!! I will miss this nice bright set of In-Colors. Hopefully an equally bright & cheery set awaits in the new catalog! And maybe even another Summer Starfruit!!!

This Your Amazing stamp set is interesting. I use the sentiments sometimes but rarely use the images. I figured this would be a good time. It fits right into the scored area!

So for the scoring, I just drew 2 lines about 1/2" apart on all 4 sides. Not the most original I know, but it looks ok I think!  It's tough to tell in this pic, but I actually added a bit of scoring on the balloon to bring out the hash marks. Very light tho. There's also a bit of bling with Dazzling Details.

So believe it or not we are back to Christmas next week!!! lol  Be sure to check back & check it out!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Only 2 days left to sign up for this amazing class!!
Learn (or review) some beautiful watercolor techniques using our amazingly beautiful Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes!!! We will make some beautiful cards using  watercoloring techniques!
When: March 8, 10:00 am-12:00 am
Where: Joni's house
Cost: $30
Registration deadline: February 27
Cost of class includes watercoloring techniques instrution, a complete package of the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes, 2 yards Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, 1/2 packet of our amazing 
Watercolor Paper and materials needed to create 8 cards! You will take home all the extras!
(Note: if you have your own aqua painters and/or blender pens, bring them along! If not, it is highly recommended that you order them! I can place them on the supply order. Just let me know!)

Check out these beauties!!!

 Here's a close up of just a few of the ideas you will see!!! 

Contact me asap to reserve your space!!! 

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Ok, so I know I spelled it wrong, but it was supposed to be fun! lol
Welcome to this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop

 I hope you're hopping over from Helen's cool blog!!! I've missed her!!  After you're through here, be sure to keep hopping over to Liz's awesome blog!!! And then keep going! There are tons of amazing creations & ideas on the blogs in this hop! We may be a small hop, but we pack a punch!!!

So this week's colors are
Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
 Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party
And our Added Piece - use a sketch from a challenge blog

Now many of us go to the challenge blogs to get ideas. When our "mojo" isn't there, it's nice to be given a parameter where you can jump start your design! There are tons around the internet! I've used many on this blog! I really like them! Then you can go back & post your design on the challenge blog. You may even win the challenge! I did once & it was such a great feeling!!

So first, my card uses the second batch of colors:

I had to take the pics at night so the Pool Party doesn't really show up unfortunately! In person, it's such a nice contrast to the darker colors! 
 I love this stamp set, Just Sayin', from the Occasions Mini! I sure hope this one makes it into the big book!  
The little bird comes from the Animal Talk stamp set! I just stamped & fussy cut! 
Lovin' this new Arrows Texured embossing folder! Also from the Occasions Mini! And again, those Banner Framelits that I never thought I'd use & use all the time!!!!

So the sketch challenge I chose this week is Sketch Frenzy Friday 021414! I've used their sketches before! I also frequent this site for ideas! They offer a simple sketch each week. Some challenge blogs use colors, kinda like this hop does!

Here's the sketch:

So you can see my interpretation is a bit different, but on the same idea! That's what nice about these! You use them as a jump start but then you can modify on your own!!! Fun stuff!!!

So hope you liked this week's hop! Please hop over to the other blogs on this blog hop, and if you have time, hop over to Sketch Frenzy Friday to see what other great "designers" came up with!!! You might even want to check out the challenge sites they chose!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Yup, this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop is "green with envy"!!! lol

So maybe you've "gumballed" over from Amanda's blog? Maybe you'll "gumball" over to Laura's blog when you're done! Either way, lots of good stuff to look at on this "roll"! Ok, I'll stop with the puns now!!! lol I crack myself up!

Combining challenges again this week! I'm using the Mojo Monday 332 sketch to create our hop card (see sketch below!)!!!

So here's this week's challenge (if you haven't figured it out yet!):
Gumball Green, So Saffron, Melon Mambo
  Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Added Piece - create a Clean and Simple card

Lovin' these colors because I'm officially DONE with winter!!!! The "green" makes me think spring!

So here's my card:

Oh ya, that's a big honkin' flower!!! Spring!  That's why I chose this particular group of colors! Springy! Said it again! lol

The flower is cut using the Floral Frames Framelits.  I curled the edges with my Bone Folder. Adds a little extra dimension! 

I apparently was feeling hexagonal, because I used the Honeycomb embossing folder, the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp set, and the Hexagon Punch! Hmm.  
Throw in a little Stitched Satin Ribbon & a few Itty Bitty Punch Pack pieces & it makes a cute card!

Oh, here's the Mojo Monday sketch that I used!

A little different but same idea! Couldn't do the heart thing again! I've done so many Valentine's Day cards lately I needed a break! Plus, did I say I need spring!lol

Also, I think it's a pretty Clean & Simple design to satisfy our added piece!  I tend to be a kinda CAS girl anyway! :)

So keep "rolling" with our gumballs this week! It's a great hop week!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


.Please check out the Workshops & Classes tab at the top of this page! My 2014 Class Schedule is posted!! Hope to see you at the classes!!!

The season kicks off with:  ( You won't want to miss this one!!!)))
In this class you will use Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Simply Created set to learn how to "step up" these beautiful kits!
The kit comes with all you need to make 8 pretty cards, but why not make them prettier! Learn some easy techniques & ideas to make these cards "pop"!!
When: Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Where: Joni's house
Cost: $30.00
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 11
Cost of class includes the Happenings Simply Created Card Kit from the Occasions Mini Catalog PLUS half a packet of the In-Color Cardstock PLUS a half package of the Delicate Details Lace Tape! I will provide all the tools & some pretty extras!!! Don't miss this one! The cards are beautiful!!!!
Happenings Simply Created Card Kit 
Let me know asap if you'd like to attend!!! Spaces fill up quickly!!!!!
Happy Stampin'!!!!


Welcome to this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! Small group this week, but still filled with lots of beautiful creations!!!

Hi there to everyone hopping through the blog hop! You're here from
 Amanda's amazing blog!!! When you're finished here, hop on over to 
Liz's lovely blog! Then keep going!!! Lots of beauties here!!!

So this week's challenge is

    Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
            Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Cherry Cobbler
Added Piece - CASE a card from Pinterest

Now I love to CASE Pinterest, so this was a fun one! Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card for my DIL. Her Gramma passed away last week. I just thought these colors led beautifully to this theme. And I CASE'd one of my fave Pinterest cards!

I chose the first set of colors to use this week!
So here's the Pinterest card:
something about stamping: Custom orders, Stampin' Up card, sympathy, Simply Sketched
And here's my card!

It's a little different but pretty much the same! lol 
I used the lovely Love & Sympathy stamp set. I use that flower a lot. Not just for sympathy cards!!! 

I used my new Banner Framelits from the Occasions Catalog! When I first saw them, I thought they'd be a waste. I mean, anyone can cut a banner, right?? Well I sure was wrong!!! I have used those framelits so many times!!!!

Sponges were used for the shading. Started with the lighter color 
(Sahara Sand) & moved to the more vibrant color (Soft Sky). I like to call this the "stencil" technique. I'm sure it has a "real" name, but that's mine! 
I finished it off with the Pearls Basic Jewels for a touch of class. I think it makes a beautiful sympathy card. Very simple, but very powerful at the same time.

So until next time! I'm hoping to make some pretty cards to post here today. We are having a big snow storm! I'll be stampin' in my jammies!!!! 

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop brings us some Wild Wasabi fun!!! Glad you are here to join us!!

Welcome to the hoppers from Helen's blog!!! When you're finished here, be sure to keep hopping to Liz's blog!!! Then keep going!!! They are all great & very inspirational!!!!!

So the challenge this week is:

Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Perfect Plum
  Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
Added Piece - use a punch

I chose the first batch of colors! Here's my card!

I really love this one!! I think I'm gonna use it in my Watercolor Class this spring!! Or a version thereof anyways!  

This is such a beautiful stamp from the Occasion Mini Catalog! It's called People Like You! The sentiment is beautiful!!!

I wasn't sure about these colors, but after seeing them like this, I really like the combo!
 The added piece, use a punch, is with the Decorative Label Punch! It's great that we learned the trick to make the mat for that punch. Don't know how? Have a class! I'll show you!!!

I used the Aqua Painters for the watercoloring! Hard to tell, but the flower image is heat embossed. It's nice that we can use the new stamp pads to emboss if you work quickly. I stamped with the Perfect Plum & quickly added Clear Embossing Powder! Heated it up & viola!!! It's really a must for watercoloring! Otherwise you get a nice watercolored smear!!! lol!!!

So hope you like! Keep hopping & enjoy the other beautiful creations by some very talented ladies! Be sure to leave them an atta boy! We love comments!!!

By the way, have you seen SALE-A-BRATION yet!!!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Thursday, January 23, 2014


So if you follow this blog, you know I love to do challenges!! Well, I found a brand new on on Facebook! It was introduced to me by my friend Amanda over at Our Crafty Playdate

The new challenge is called "Can You CASE It?"  Now most of you know that CASE=Copy And Share(Steal!) Everything! So they give you a design & you "copy" it to make your own creation! I like this one!

Here's their card for us to CASE:

Photo: Welcome! We are excited that you have decided to join us, and are looking forward to see what you design!

Week 2 card: Love .... Come up with your own design/sketch for all things love... Please use CYCIW2 when sharing or posting to public. 

Card By Eva's cards and things 

Happy Casing!

Start Monday 1/20/14  9 am

And here's what I did with it:

I had fun working this one! I got to use my new Banner Framelits! It's not a difficult card, but it got a bit tricky making the big heart work! I think it works!!!

I must admit tho that I didn't actually stitch anything!! Nope! Don't do that! I used my White Uniball Gel Pen for the stitching on the hearts & the Raspberry Ripple marker for the faux stitching around the banner. 

 The embossing folder is from the Adorning Accents folders. Simply cut the Perfect Plum with the 1" Square punch. 

I did cut out the large heart from the Raspberry Ripple CS using the Hearts Collection Framelits and then "guesstimated" where to cut!  That was the tricky part! Stamp set-Just Sayin'!!

But overall, I love this simple little card!!!  Enjoy!!!

Countdown to Sale-a-Bration has begun!!!! Only 5 days left!!!!! WOOHOO!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Hello once again!!! This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop served 2 purposes for me! First, it got me thinking creatively & having fun with my stash. And second, it allowed me to make a birthday card for my "baby" Sean who celebrates his birthday today!!!

So whether you're hopping over from Helen's Blue Dahlia Designs blog or hopping on to Laura's Lah Dee Dah Day blog, I bet you'll see some really cool "soft" cards this week!!! Why? Check out the colors!

Here are this week's colors:

Soft Sky, Real Red, Garden Green
 Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Blushing Bride
Added Piece - have an embossed piece

Here's Sean's birthday card!!!

I enjoyed this one with all the banners! It's hard to come up with something for a guy. I know we get all nautical & rustic & stuff, but that doesn't fit my Sean! He's a wise guy!!! So this was a basic that would go just about any dude way!!! I won't show the inside-he gets his wiseguy from his mom!!! lol

So the stamp set I used is the Hearts A Flutter with the matching Framelits!  Makes the cutting so easy!! The cupcake is fussy cut using the 
Best of Birthdays stamp set. I'm gonna miss those!!! 
The distressing of course is from Gorgeous Grunge!

These colors were interesting to work with. The first batch was very "primary"! I thought the second batch was kinda fun! Even tho you wouldn't at first think to use Blushing Bride for a dude!!! lol
Here's a close up!

Now I crack myself up sometimes! See, this week's challenge was to use an embossed piece on the card. Now I probably make 2 cards per year with NO embossing!! Well, apparently this is one of them!!! To that I say, "Duh"!!! I just got the design in my mind & didn't even think to emboss anything!! I could've at least embossed one of the banners!!! Geesh!!! Sorry guys!!!

 I did throw a bunch of Dazzling Details in tho, so there's at least some texture!!! lol!!! Again, duh!!!

So enjoy! And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my son Sean!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


Well based on that title you've probably figured out that this week's
 Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop starts with So Saffron!!!

So whether you're hopping on over FROM Helen's amazing blog, or hopping on over TO Laura's fun blog, you're gonna see some yellows!!! My favorite color! It reminds me of the sun & warmth! Bright & cheery!!!

So here are the deets! This week's colors:

So Saffron, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi
    So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Added Piece - use a tag

So here's this week's card:

Ok, not sure what happened with the file, but I think you get the idea!!! Sorry about the nasty image but can't seem to fix it!! There's NO white on the actual card!!! Or black! Smh!!!
Interesting combo of colors. I, obviously, chose the second batch. Not sure why! These 2 yellows are so close! Didn't think they would work so wanted to see what came about. Not sure I'm a fan of them together. While I love the yellow, I found myself looking for another color to make it pop! 

So I used From My Heart stamp set for the image! I also used a bit of the Gorgeous Grunge for some texture on the background.

Now for the added piece. I made my own tag. It kinda takes up the whole card! I embossed the Basic Gray tag with the really cool Argyle Textured Embossing Folder. Even with the Daffodil Delight bow (looped through 2 holes like a "real" tag! lol) I think this card would work for a dude! Or a dudette! But I think it's versatile enough to go either way!

So hope you enjoyed!!! Until next time!!
Don't forget to hop on over to my website to check out the new 
It is totally amazing!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!