Wednesday, February 10, 2016

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!!!

Hey all! Sorry I  missed you last week! But I'm baaaaaccccckkk!!!  It's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
Wednesday!

Today you are hopping here from Miss Amanda's blog! Helen is traveling!  Remember to keep going to Liz's place!  Then keep going! We got some great colors for you this month!!!

Here's this week's card:


Here is the inspiration photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

    
So I was revisiting some of my old techniques & tools & remembered this Faux Tile technique.   It's been awhile since i pulled out the Diagonal Score Board and scored away! This is a pretty technique & add a unique flair to your design.  Here I thought it looked kind of like clouds in the sky-albeit diamond shape, but it could be abstract clouds!!

This card features the beautiful Flowering Fields stamp set from the 
Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Ask me how you can get this beautiful stamp set for FREE!!!!!

The sentiment is from Suite Sayings in the Occasions Catalog! This is such a versatile set. I know you've seen this on my cards before, & you will see it again...and again...and....!!!!

So go on, keep hopping!!! If you'd like to learn this fun technique or see how you can get some great items for FREE contact me today!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

ICS-ITS A LOVE THING!




Happy February! Which means we are into the month of "love"!!! 
Valentine's Day!!!! Join us on our "Love Thing" 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
this month & get some good ideas for cards for your special someone!!!!

Here's my card this month:


I really wanted to feature 2 things from the amazing new Love Blossoms Product Suite in the super Occasions Catalog: the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlets Die and the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, That amazing little kit has everything you need to make not only a great Valentine's card, but also spring or Mother's Day card as well!!!

The sentiment is stamped from the Bloomin' Love Photopolymer stamp set!!! That gorgeous paper is from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.

And when you use our new Precision Base Plate, originally featured in the recent Holiday Catalog with the new Big Shot Die Brush-introduced in the Occasions Catalog-to remove all the little thingys that hang our after an intricate cut, it makes these special dies a breeze to work with!!! This tool is so worth the try!! It makes these fancy thinlets easy!!!!


By the way, like our new blog buttons?? I think they are so cute & springy!  Be sure to look for them on each blog on this hop!!! Be the first to click on one & go to the next person!!!!! Until next time!!!

So  now go click the button below (or her name!) to go to Tina's blog next!!! And then click her button, and so on & so on...Be sure not to miss one single blog!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

COLORING DOWN THE LINES

I'm baaackkk!!! Was having a bit of difficulty with my blog for a couple of weeks! It seems to be back to normal now.  A little finagling here & there seemed to work!!! Glad to be back with my 
Coloring Down the Lines 
peeps!!!!

Welcome from Helen's blog! Or wherever you are from!  And happy hopping over to Miss Lizzy's blog next!!! We are a full hop today, so keep going until you are back here! Pretty colors this week!!

Here's my card:

Here is the inspiration photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this week's card is just a very simple little diddy I  needed for a friend.  Nothing too fancy, but I got to use some of my new goodies from not only the Occasions Catalog, but also the Sale-a-Bration catalog!!! These are great this year!!!

This flowers are from the SAB catalog-Flowering Fields stamp set! Such a sweet set! I can't wait to try it with some other colors!  

The sentiment is from Suite Sayings. It can be found in the OC!!! I sure hope this one carries over to the new Annual Catalog! Lots of good sayings here, & not the same ole same ole! A bit different. I know I'll be using this baby a lot!!!

I just simply cut the middle out with the Floral Frames Framelits.  I wanted another color in there to make the flowers "pop", but I ran out! lol Believe it or not there are all 5 colors used this week! The Blackberry Bliss & the          Rich Razzleberry are very similar when using fine lines.  

If you look very closely, you will see a very subtle bling!  The OC has a great new tool-it's called the Wink of Stella pen. It comes in gold & clear. The clear is used here. It's so easy to use! It's far more subtle than the Dazzling Details, but it's pretty. The light catches it just so!

So go hopping & enjoy! It's great to be back again! I missed you all!!!! Until next time...

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

SPRING 2016 CLASSES!

Here are two great classes to be held using supplies from our amazing Occasions Catalog!!!

Stampin’ Fun with Joni!

Join me for 2 new Spring classes featuring supplies from our amazing new 
Occasions Catalog
Contact me to register-jmets23@yahoo.com!!

*****Adhesive NOT included. Please bring your own, or I will have some here for purchase. Let me know ahead it you need to purchase so I can be sure to have enough on hand.

All-Occasion Fun!

Make 5 beautiful SPRING cards: 2 Birthday, 1 Thank you, 1 Note/Thinking of you, 1 your choice
Cost: Only $20
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 am-Noon
Deadline for registration: March 1, 2016
Where: Metras Madhouse Loft (contact me for directions!)

You will get supplies to make the above cards PLUS tons of extra materials to take home! You will receive: 1/4 pack Botanical Blooms Designer Series Paper, 1/4 pack Botanical Blooms Card Stock, 1/4 pack Whisper White Card Stock, 2 Botanical Blooms jewels, 5 envelopes, plus all the supplies to make the cards! We will use the Botanical Blooms stamp set and Framelits!  Beautiful, bold colors & designs for you besties!!!!

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Nautical Masculine Cards

So tough to find cards for guys! We will use the Going Places Suite from the Occasions Catalog to create 5 awesome masculine cards. Cards will include 1 Father’s Day, 1 Thank you, 2 Birthday, 1 your choice!
Cost: Only $20 
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 am-Noon
Deadline for registration: May 8
Where: Metras Madhouse Loft (contact me for directions!)

You will get all the supplies to make all the cards above plus tons to take home! You will get 1/4 pack of the amazing Going Places Designer Series Paper, 1/4 pack of the Going Places Card stock, 1/4 pack of Very Vanilla Card stock, 5 envelopes.  You will be able to use my stamp set, embossing folders, etc. Perfect cards for the best “guys” in your life! 

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Both classes will be held during our biggest sale of the year-

SALE-A-BRATION!!!  You can place your orders that day & get some amazing freebies!!! The SAB Catalog this year is the best yet!!!! Or go to my website www.jonimetras.stampinup.net & get yours TODAY!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ICS BLOG HOP-LET'S SALE-BRATE!


Here we are in 2016 in our first ICS SALE-A-BRATION post!!!  Welcome to another month of the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!! 
I know you'll find some amazing ideas to use your 
FREE 
items from 
Sale-A-Bration 2016!!!

Here's what I came up with:


I used one of the great 3-step stamp sets that Stampin' Up! comes up with! This one is exclusive to the SAB catalog. It's called What I Love!  

I designed this as a little set of 4 note cards that I needed as a gift for someone. They will get the 4 cards & 4 matching envelopes in a clear envelope!  They are not too busy as she is not that type! Prefers the Clean and Simple cards I make. But these have enough going on that there some "pop" to them! 


I used the 2014-2016 In-Colors. I have a lot of the materials that go with those colors & want to be sure to use them before we get our new In-Colors in May!!! I like the way these go together-and they make me think of spring!!! Can't get here fast enough!!!


The fancy little corners were made with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch!  That's a nifty little tool for when you need just that special something on the edges!  Easy to use too!!! 

So how go hop over to Terri's blog & keep going!!! You can either click on her name or on the picture below! Be sure to leave a comment when you visit! We love to hear from you!!!!

Until next month!!!!

Happy Stamping'!


COLORING DOWN THE LINES!

Happy New Years to you all!!! I can't believe it's 2016!! Time sure flies! And now it's time for the first 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
of the new year! And such pretty colors too!!!

Welcome travelers from Helen's blog! It's great to have her back isn't it? I missed u Helen!!! When you are through here, head over to Lizzie's blog!!! She was AWOL for a couple of weeks too!!! So glad to have you back Liz!!! I missed u too!!

So here's this week's card:


Here's the inspiration photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

So we are ready to enjoy our new 
 It begins TODAY!!! As does our most exciting event of the year-
Now that the holidays are done, I'm so excited to start seeing all the spring colors! It only turned cold here last week-very unusual-and I'm already ready for it to be over!!! lol

So I'm featuring items from the Occasions Catalog this week! The lovely DSP is from the Love Blossoms DSP Stack. I love the colors in this stack! Simple yet pretty patterns!

You may or may not recognize the window from the 
Hearth & Home Thinlets Die set.  It's continued into this new catalog from the now out of date Holiday Catalog! Very happy about that!  The new coordinating stamp set is the 
Happy Home Stamp set-seen here! Spring goodies!!

And if you get the dies, stamp set, & DSP stack that made this card, you can order a FREE item from our Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!  Be sure to stop by my site to check the catalogs out! Want your own? Just let me know!  I have them in my hot little hands just for you!!!!

So now head to Liz's & keep going!  

Happy Stampin' New Year!!!



Wednesday, December 30, 2015

COLORING DOWN THE LINES

Hello, welcome to our tiny 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
this week! Lots of vacations & such! Things should get back to normal soon!  This is the last blog hop of the year! Wow! Where did it go!

Anyway, the hop this week: before me, Robbie's blog!  After me, 
Sandy's blog! And that's it! The Mighty Three! lol Pretty colors too!

So here's the card:


Here is the inspiration photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So I really wanted to introduce you to our new Occasions Catalog! Kicks in very soon!!! And so does our annual 
Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!! This is just a teaser! Hint, all the details on this card can be found in one of these new catalogs!!!

I'm actually not going to give too much information here this week! I want you to want to see it all! I have catalogs if you need! Just let me know! While I'll totally miss the great Holiday Catalog, I really love the bright, springy colors of the new Occasions Catty! It's a good one! And lots of great things in the SAB Catty! Nice big, bold sentiments! Hint Hint! lol

So with this post comes my wishes to you all for a very Happy,  Healthy, Prosperous New Year. May you be blessed with love & friendship during 2016!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!

Hey all! Welcome to the last 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
before Christmas!!! I can't believe it's finally here! The weather in New England sure is keeping us on our toes this season! Unseasonably warm! But I'm sure not complaining!  But here we go!!!

It's a small hop this week as everyone is getting ready for Christmas, but if you've hopped from Helen's blog I know you had fun there! And now continue to Sandy's blog & enjoy her creation!  You will love it!!!

Our colors this week are Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Mossy Meadow!

Here's my card:


I am so going to miss this stamp set-Among the Branches.  It will be disappearing with the Holiday Catalog at the end of the month.  I've really used it a lot since the catalog came out, and I find it quite versatile! Ah well-all good things must come to an end! lol Wait until you see some of my new goodies from the Occasions Catalog! Starting next week!!! Woohoo!!!

So I decided to feature some of the "retirees" from that Holiday Catalog since it's so short lived now.  The 1/8" Real Red ribbon will greatly be missed! As will the very fun Home for Christmas Enamel Dots! The colors are great, and I'm sure I'll find use for the Very Vanilla & Real Red ones with Valentines Day coming up! 

Don't know what I'd do without my Brick Wall Embossing Folder! It's really a great all -around go-to folder! Lots of fun! And add in the 
Lots of Labels Framelits & you've got a winning combination!!!

Well, must run for now! Off to get the Christmas menu done! And wrap gifts. And clean the house for visitors. And.......well-you get the picture! lol  

I would like to extend my wishes and prayers for all my followers that you  have a safe, blessed and happy Christmas.  Enjoy your family and friends. Take time to look at the lights. It's a magical time for me, and I look forward to this year being just as amazing. Merry Christmas to you all.

Merry Stampin'!





Wednesday, December 16, 2015

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!!!

Well December sure is moving along far too quickly!! With only 1 week until Christmas, I need to get my Christmas card act together! lol  So I'm continuing to use the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
for just that purpose! So here we go with another Christmas card!!!!!! lol

Hello to the hoppers from Helen's blog! When you are finished here head on over to Sandy's blog!!!  So much fun on our little hop!!!

Here's my card:


Here's the inspiration photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

So I thought the blue tones here made a great card for snowflakes! Blues. Winter. Etc. Etc. Etc.!!!  So this Flurry of Wishes stamp set is perfect for the snowflake world!  It's even nicer when you  have 2 different punches to punch out the snowflakes: the Snow Flurry Punch & the Flower Medallion punch! Perfect partners!

My Oval Framelits cut out the "window", which was then embossed with the Gently Falling Embossing Folder! Lots of texture going there!  

And of course... lots of bling! First the Iridescent Ice Embossing of the snowflakes, the Rhinestone Jewels, and that amazing 
3/8" White Glitter Ribbon. What??? It's not white you say?? Well it was! Until I colored it with my Smoky Slate marker! So there! lol!!!

So hop you enjoyed this week! Next week we will be getting ready for the "big day"!! Hope I get my cards done by then! lol

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

COLORING DOWN THE LINES

It's another 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Wednesday!!! Let's get hopping!!!!

So maybe you're here from Helen's blog! Be sure to hit Sandy's blog next! Great stuff all around on the hop this week!!!!

Here's my card:


Here's the inspiration photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this week I was trying to keep with the Christmas theme. Thank goodness for the Cherry Cobbler! lol The other colors are not really Christmas-altho any color can be if you do it right!!! Don't mind my Santa's Boot Christmas Tree in the background!!! lol

Here I tried to kind of make a flower. Or a bow-depending on how you see it? Which do you think it is? Leave a comment below! 

I used the Bow Builder Punch with a poinsettia in mind! After punching out the bow shapes, I heat embossed with my Iridescent Ice. Love that stuff! Then arranged them to be the flower (or bow!)! I thought it look cool to make it look like it was "hanging" on a brick or stone wall.  That 
Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder is one of my faves! I just am kinda earthy I guess!

The sentiment is stamped with Sassy Salutations. The bling (of course!) is Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and there's a bit of Washi tape to add some "wow" to it all!

So hope you like! Help me decide-bow or flower!!! lol  Now go hop away! Until next time!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ICS BLOG HOP-PERFECTLY PACKAGED!



Welcome to our Christmas/December edition of the 
Inspire, Create Share Blog Hop!!! 
This month we are sharing a card with a little "package" to go with!

Here is my "set" this month:


I thought this would be good for any winter gift-Christmas, birthday, anniversary, whatever! I love these snowflakes!!! Of course they are sparkly! I love my bling!!! lol


The card is stamped with Flurry of Wishes from our Holiday Catalog! The snowflakes were stamped on our Vellum and embossed with Heat & Stick Powder & Silver Glitter! Pretty, right??  I then punched them out with the coordinating Snow Flurry Punch! Easy peasy!

The background is embossed with the amazing Softly Falling Embossing Folder! I've used that so much!!! I used my Brayer on the reverse side so the white "dots" would look like snow! I thought I'd used the Black Glimmer Paper to kind of make it look like "night". I'm so sad that's retiring!!! Grrrr!


The little gift holder was made first with a simple little "box" created using the Treat Bag Punch Board! I just used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut out 2 sides & adhere them on.  Kinda tried to tie the sides in with the small label on the card!

The snowflake on the treat box was stamped with Flurry of Wishes & embossed/glittered, then punched out with the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch.  The beautiful 3/8"White Glitter Ribbon was used on the card & as handles for the little treat bag!

All in all I think it makes a cute winter set! Makes me wanna get a small Christmas gift just so I can use the card & package! lol I'm sure I'll find just the right use for it!

Now keep hopping on over to Tina's blog & enjoy her amazing creation! Just click on her name or on the ICS box below!  Then keep going until you get back to where you started!!! Be sure to leave a comment!!! 

Merry Christmas to you all!!!! See you in January!

Happy Stampin'!


COLORING DOWN THE LINES

Hello there! Hope everyone is recovered from Thanksgiving & on to all kinds of fun Holiday preparations!!!

This week's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
is a hop of only 2!!! That's right! Just myself & my good friend Robbie! Hopefully next week everyone will be back to normal-whatever that is!! lol  But either way, enjoy mine & Robbie's cards! Be sure to visit her blog to see hers!!!

Here's my card:


Here's the inspiration photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I actually LOVE this color scheme!!! I tend to enjoy working with sort of monochromatic colors. I think this kind of qualifies!

This is a simple card. Believe it or not it's the first Christmas card (for sending!) I've made! I did a few for blogging, but now I need to get myself in gear! lol

I'm so sad that this stamp set Jingle All the Way, will be retired at the end of the 
Holiday Catalog. I really love the concept behind this set! And then to add in the 
Sleigh Ride Edgelits makes all the difference!!! Very simple yet very effective!!!!!  I know this is a set that I will always keep. So pretty!

I added some Home for Christmas Enamel Dots for a bit of bling! Luckily they were in the color scheme! Then to really bling it up-as you would expect from me-I used the dots in the stamp set to make "snow" from Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. It give just a touch of bling. A must have for me! lol

So nothing fancy, just some fun to kick off the Christmas season!!! Hope you enjoy! Be sure to check back next week when the rest of the gang is sure to be back! But for now, hop over to Robbie's & enjoy her creation! Check out her matching envelopes!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!

Hello here! Short post this week! Busy getting ready for the big Turkey Day!

But glad you took some time to join our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop
this week!!! You're probably here from Helen's amazing blog!!! Glad to see you again! Don't forget to head over to Lizzy's fantastic blog when you're through here & just keep hopping!!!

Here's my card this week:


Here's the Inspiration Photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I just wanted to make a nice Thanksgiving card! Nothing too fancy! Hope you like it!!!

Background is Hardwood stamp.  Wreath is from Wondrous Wreath-using a Christmas set for non-Christmas card!

Sentiment is from Crazy About You! One of my favorite things to do with my photopolymer stamps is "bend" them to fit the shape, like I did here!

Put it all together with the Lots of Labels Framelits & it makes a nice card! Like a  welcome sign on a door!

So Happy Thanksgiving to one & all! As you're shopping this weekend don't forget our Online Extravaganza!!! Great deals a happenin' here!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WOOHOO!!! DID SHE SAY SALE?????????

Wow so much going on at Stampin' Up! right now!!! 
First, there is our beautiful 
Holiday Catalog Retiring List! Don't miss all your beautiful faves!! Still plenty of time for Christmas card making!!!

Plus, be sure to stay tuned for our annual 
Online Extravaganza!!! 
Begins in only 2 days!!! 20-50% off so many beautiful items!!!!! Plus 2 24-hour flash sales!!!! 
STAY TUNED for all kinds of info!!!




Soon to come!!!!  Only 2 days!!!!!


Happy Stamping'!  (and shopping!!!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!

Hello again! Hope this week's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
finds you well! I'm getting over a nasty cold! Grrrr!

You're probably here from Helen's blog, then hopping over to Lizzy's blog!!! We are a small group this week. Probably getting ready for the big turkey day next week!

Anyway, here's my card:


Here is the Inspiration Photo:


Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
This time of the year I start thinking all the upcoming holidays. So sometimes I find it hard to work with non-traditional holiday colors! Well this card isn't meant to be a holiday card, but I think it works well for someone with a birthday or event during the season! Wasn't the plan, but lo & behold! lol

So the Work of Art stamp set is the background. My trusty Lovely as a Tree is the beautiful tree in the middle.  

Lots of Labels Framelits are perfect for the sentiment here! Hint: the 
Cherry Cobbler strip behind is cut from those Framelits then trimmed with scissors! Works!

I added stars from the Star Confetti Border Punch using the Red Glimmer Paper for the bling! You know I love my bling! I think those make it work thru the holiday season.  I'm not sure the glimmer paper is technically Cherry Cobbler, but sure is close enough! lol

So hope you liked this week's card. I'm off to bed!!! See you next time!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

COLORING DOWN THE LINES!

Hello hoppers! Here's yet another 
Coloring Down the Lines 
with some fun colors this week!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog! I know you were amazed there!!! When you are finished here be sure to keep going to Lizzy's blog! Lots of awesomeness there too! Then keep going until you get back to where you started!!! Have fun! Leave a comment!

Here's my card this week:


And our Inspiration Photo:


And our Stampin' Up! colors:

So I decided I wanted to just make a simple card for no specific event or reason. Just because!  These colors are so nice & rich.  I just decided to visit some of my "oldies" from the Annual Catalog!

I used Brushstrokes to make the fun sort of gingham background. That single stamp makes lots of fun designs! It's fun to use multiple colors to create cool things with those stripes! 

Layered Letters is the greatest alphabet set ever! It's just the right size with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  The little bow is from the 
Wonderful Wreath Framelits set.  I just added a bit of Bakers Twine for dimension.  

So short & sweet today! Cute, simple everyday card! Happy hopping'!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

ICS BLOG HOP-GIVING THANKS


Happy November!! This month on our 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
we are "giving thanks"! November is traditionally the month we remember & acknowledge how thankful we are for the blessings we have. Thanksgiving is the big finale!  Here we are kicking it off!!!

Here is my "thankful" card:


I have loved using all my fun little My Paper Pumpkin stamps on projects other than the originals! Here, I used the little leaves from the October kit. They are perfect for anything fall!!! My goal here is that they look like they are falling in front of the wall! Kinda works I guess! The pumpkin is from that stamp set too!

I love this Brick Wall Embossing Folder! It's the perfect background! Here I highlighted the "lines" or cracks in the wall to make it stand out!

The sign is embossed using the Fun Frames Embossing Folder in our lovely Kraft paper! Very rustic! A little Basic Black Cardstock & some 
White Embossing Powder give it a "chalkboard" effect! It's just hanging there with a little Brad and some Gold Cording!

The sentiment is from my favorite stamp set, For All Things! It's really perfect for any occasion of gratitude!! You see it frequently if you are a follower of this blog!

So now go visit Tina's blog & see how she gave thanks with her creation!!! Just click on her name or the ICS badge below! It'll take you right there!  Then keep hopping! This is a wonderful blog hop and will give you some very creative ideas!!!

See you next month! My guess is we will be getting you ready for the Holiday season!!!

Happy Stampin'!