Wednesday, June 19, 2013


So welcome to this week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! If you're over here visiting or "hopping" from Helen's blog, great to have you!!!! I know her design is so bright & fun!!

This week, we are once again using the new In-Colors for our challenge! These colors are so fresh & exciting!!! Our choices this week were 
crisp cantaloupe, coastal cabana, pistachio pudding,
crisp cantaloupe, pink pirouette, & soft suede
I chose the first because I want to work with all my new colors for awhile!
Also, they make me think of summer! Our weather in New England is soooo far from summer this year it's not even funny!!! We have had nothing but cold & rain for 2 months now. It's hard to believe that official summer is only a few days away! Geesh, I really need some summer!!!

This week I am doubling up on challenges! I'm using the design from the 
Mojo Monday 298 challenge this week! I haven't played that challenge for a bit, and I like to! So that is my design inspiration!  Here's the sketch:

Colors first though!

Anyway, these colors are helping me "think summer"!!! Does it work for you?

 I used 2 of my new stamp sets for the first time! The pretty flowery lacy thing is from Happy Day! The sentiment is from the Best of 25 Years Birthday stamp set for June-Best of Greetings. Such a versatile set that one is!!! A Round Array rounds out the stamp sets! Punched out of course with the coordinating 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch!  

The background is embossed with the Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder!
Now the bow-that seems to be a big design these days-using cardstock/DSP to mke the bows. I embossed it first with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. It's kinda cute I think!  Believe it or not I made it with the 
Medium Oval Punch! Hmmm, think you can figure it out?? :)

So now that you're hopefully feeling summery, take your little drink in a coconut with an umbrella over to Liz's blog! I'll see you there to enjoy the tropics!

Then I have to get to work on all my swaps for convention! It's coming up in just 1 month! So excited!!!! I know I promised to share some new stuff from the new catty! I'm working on it! 

I also LOVE this month's new Paper Pumpkin! I can't wait to make those cards so I can show you! Hopefully tomorrow!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


  1. Great card, and I love that paper bow. No, I can't imagine how you got that bow from an oval punch. You'll have to tell your secret. Beautiful.