Wednesday, August 28, 2013


So this week's Coloring Down the Lines blog hop is based in Real Red! Cool!

Now you're maybe visiting from Helen's blog! If so, welcome!!! Glad you hopped over! I know you love her work! I sure do!
If you're not hopping from Helen's blog, be sure to check her's & the other amazing ladies' blogs on this blog hop!!!

So this weeks's colors are
Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Very Vanilla
 Real Red, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie.

Now these colors, either group, made me think kinda masculine. Not being able to face the end of summer, I went with the first batch because they were kinda more summery than the second! 

Now for a layout, I decided the Technostamper sketch this week would work well for these colors & a masculine card! Here's the original sketch.


So here's what I came up with for my card!

I used the lovely Open Sea stamp set! I love this set so much! If you follow my blog you know that I use it a bit! I'm from Cape Cod myself, so nautical is perfect for me!  
The sentiment is from the Sweet Essentials stamp set! 
I wanted to use some DSP but didn't have anything with this color combo. I know I could've made my own, but not this week! 
I think the 1/4" Real Red stitched ribbon is a nice touch-not too girly! The Houndstooth embossing folder just worked!

So please go visit Liz's blog & leave her a nice comment! 
In fact, if you have time, go visit them all! We love to hear what you think!
 And be sure to join us next Wednesday for another fun 
Coloring Down the Lines blog hop!!!

Please note that I have added some fall classes! Click the class tab above!!! I'd love to have you join us!!!

Happy Stampin'!


  1. Love the sketch you chose Joni and the colours are perfect. The Open Sea is one of my favourite stamp sets too. I only wish they would have kept the nautical dsp......loved that to pieces! TFS.

  2. Thanx Miss Penny! Hope all is well north of the border!!!! Big hug from me!!!

  3. I think the embossing folder was a perfect pick! Love this card, I too love this set. Thanks so much for playing along with my TSSC this week!