Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Well, here I got again! I'm combining my challenges!!! It's a great way to get the creative  juices flowing!!

Welcome if you're visiting from Helen's blog!!! So glad to have you visit!!! If you're not visiting from there, take a trip over! She's amazing!!!

So first, my Coloring Down the Lines blog hop is back!!! I took a couple of weeks off with Christmas! It was impossible to find a few minutes to craft during that busy season!!! So now back on my weekly track!!! 

This week's color choices were Wisteria Wonder (WW) with Lucky Limeade (LL) & Elegant Eggplant (EE) OR Wisteria Wonder with Pink Pirouette & Cherry Cobbler
Both are lovely color combinations with great potential, but I chose the first because I've used so much Cherry Cobbler during the holidays that I figured I'd take a break from it!!!  

Here's what I came up with!!!

I pulled out some stamp sets I haven't used in awhile. 
First, I used the Daydream Medallions set for the Elegant Eggplant outside circle. I heat embossed it with the clear emboss powder. Hard to see here, but very pretty in person. Nice & shiny!!! 

Then I used one of my surprisingly favorites, Lacy & Lovely, for the inside stamp! They were both cut using the Floral Frames Framelits.   If you look carefully, there's a piece of WW cardstock between the layers for a "pop" factor. 

I also used the WW marker to color in some of the design stamped in LL.  The DSP is from the In-Color Paper Stack

 The ribbon is 2-layered. First the Taffeta in Whisper White & a piece of LL ribbon from last year's SAB catalog.  I still use that as I really love the thinner ribbon!  Looks like striped ribbon here, doesn't it!

Now it's a Mojo Monday design! I tend to go with the square shapes when they give a choice because I can't find a circle cutter that actually works!!!! So this is my take on their design!!!

 And now a closeup of the center of the flower! Maybe you can see the details better here!!!!

So it feels so good to be back on track!!! The new Spring Mini Catalog is up & running & we are on our way to a fun spring!!!!

Be sure now to "hop" on over to Liz's blog & see what she's done with these great colors!!! Very pretty work I'm sure!!!! Then keep going!!! These are some amazingly talented demonstrators!!! You will get some great ideas!!!! Be sure to leave a comment there!!! WE LOVE the feedback!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!


  1. Very nice, Joni. I love the design, and your use of the colors is great. With those lines in the designer paper I get a feeling of movement -- the medallion is rolling? Just my take perhaps. The color and shininess in the medallion are beautiful. Great job.

  2. Joni, I love your card. WOW. I love what you did with the papers, textures and the way you put the colors together. What a nice job! Love it!

  3. Thanx Sandy & Helen! Gee Sandy, it does kinda look like it's rolling!!! I like to use the Monday Mojo sketches as ideas for design! It' helps get the juices flowing!!!



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