Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Well, I'm back! Probably wondering where I've been! So, since about 2 weeks before convention until now, I've been all out with tons of activities!!! And I have sooo much to share!!! But I wanted my "comeback" to be on my favorite blog hop!!! I finally got to meet my "hoppers" in person at convention! I was so excited to put names to real faces (not just blog photos!)!  It was my pleasure & honor to meet such talented ladies! And dance up a storm with a couple!! ;)
Some of my gals:

So welcome back from Helen's blog! I've really missed you & am glad to see you again!!!

This weeks color choices are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Tempting Turquoise  OR Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant.  I chose the second because I feel like I've been using all the pretty bright colors for everything! I figured it'd be fun to get some of the "deeper" colors!!!

So here's what I came up with:

I used From My Heart stamp set. I find this set very useful! It's got great sentiments to just kind of fit in where you don't know what else to say! lol 

I made this card to go with a sketch challenge for my upline group this week. We had to use this sketch for our group swap. I thought that since things have been so crazy, why not combine & save a little time.

So here's the sketch:

I like having a sketch to kick off those ideas, but I find them stifling sometimes. This sketch was a fairly simple one. It didn't leave a lot of room for creativity. Sure, I could have embossed more, or added more bling, but I basically needed to "color inside the lines".  But these challenges also really make you think! I had to come up with something within those constrictions. While it's a pretty simple card, I think it's effective!

So pop on over now to Liz's blog & tell her I said hello my friend! It's been awhile!!! Glad to see you!!!

I promise lots of great convention stuff over the next couple of weeks! I have all  my swaps to share with you, as well as some of the amazing swaps I received!  I also have some fun pics of the great fun we had!!!

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Super use of the colors. Love that paper ribbon look. Great job.

  2. Tea for two? Me & you? Cute card, Joni. Love the stamp set. I wouldn't have thought of using that stamp set with these colors. Nice job!!!