Tuesday, March 18, 2014


This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop features my favorite color! I'm so excited! 

Welcome to you who hopped on over from Helen's blog! Lots of fun happening over there! Be sure to keep hopping over to Miss Laura's blog next! It's so "la dee dah" over there! (wink wink!) But then keep going!!! There are 7 blogs on the hop this week! Lot's of good stuff & surprises to see!!!

Ok, the deets!

This week's colors are

Summer Starfruit, Elegant Eggplant, Baja Breeze
Summer Starfruit, Marina Mist, Real Red
Added Piece - make something other than a card - bookmark, flower, scrapbook page, etc.

Now, you might say, um, Baja Breeze? I did! Yup, it's retired! But silly me who waits til the last minute to put her project together doesn't do "primary" colors! See, when I put the 2nd batch together, it looks very primary to me! So I went with the first batch. Now don't yell at me! I know there's no Baja Breeze! So I may have broken a rule or 2. I substituted the color I thought was fairly close-Bermuda Bay. Hope it's ok with y'all!!!!

This week can't be a card either. Our added piece wants something different. Well I've been putting this idea together for my Mother's Day class in April. So I decided to use this week for my model!  Here it is!

So it's a little box that can hold 3x3 love notes! Now please excuse my pics! It's dark now & I tried to get a good shot. I had to use the glue gun for the flowers on the top. I can see in the pics that I forgot to pull those glue stringy things off!! Well, you get the idea!!!

Here are some close ups!

I used the new Spiral Flower die from the Occasions Mini for the flowers on the top! Works well for this kind of thing. Love these flowers but can't mail them for sure! lol The stamp set is Peaceful Petals!

So glad these were this week's colors! Summer Starfruit is almost gone forever! I LOVE this color!!!! I'm gonna be sure to stock up!!! I wonder what the new In-Colors will look like!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


So here we are again! This week's Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop is "dark"!! lol No, silly! I mean Basic Black!

So hello hoppers from Helen's blog! I know it was fun over there! I always have fun there! Hope this is as much fun! Then join the fun at Liz's blog! Another fun girl! Can you tell it was almost 50 degrees F here today!!! lol  I'm a bit giddy! Finally! Just in time for more snow! Ugh! But celebrating today anyway!

So here's this week's challenge:

Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Bermuda Bay
 Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Added Piece - Add Metallic - could be glimmer paper, foil sheets or sequin trim

I love the first combo, so here's my card:

Now I decided to go with another challenge this week for inspiration! These colors are cool together, but I needed a jump start this week! 
So I visited over at Sketch Frenzy Friday for the design. Here's their original design:


Now I think this is a close approximation. Remember, these sketches are to get you started. It's a design. You should stay within the design, but creativity counts! 
When you visit the blog you'll see some cool ideas! Be sure to pop over!

I used my new punch from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog! Love this little
 Banner Punch & so glad it will continue into the new Big Catalog!! 

I stamped & embossed all the little banners. I also used the cool 
Decorative Dots Embossing folder on the Basic Black background. Hard to tell in the picture! It's becoming a favorite! Another carry over into the new catalog!!! 

Now here's the thing. The added piece, when I read metallic, I kinda missed the after words! I used the Encore Metallic Silver Ink Pad for the Just for You sentiment! I tried to get it to shine in the light, then tried to edit it a bit so you can really see it, but didn't work so well! It's shiny in person tho! So while I do have some metallic, maybe not enough? Hmm. Oh well!!! I tried!!

Anyway, be sure to check back this week for my entry on the Can You Case It challenge. Hope you visited last week!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Hi there! So my good convention buddy Amanda over at Our Crafty Playdate is on a new adventure! You may remember her from our weekly blog hop. Well she & a couple of friends have created a challenge blog! How cool is that! 
It's called

So each week they will put a design or color or some kind of challenge out there & it's up to you to take that design & mix & match until you come up with something close! 
It's a lot of fun & great for ideas & inspiration.
Anyone can play along! Even you!! Plus, it's a new blog & they'd like all the help they can get to get it up & running!!!

So here's a pic of this week's challenge:

Here's what I did with it!

I really wanted to use some of my new goodies from the Occasions Mini!!! First, gotta say I am in LOVE with the Watercolor Wonder DSP! It is amazingly beautiful!!! I love the colors, the designs, everything!!! 

I also finally got to try my new Scallop Tag Topper Punch! Oh this is gonna be fun!!! I enjoy the ease of it & the amazing result with so little effort! lol

And let's not forget the Sale-a-Bration products!! Here's the Decorative Dots embossing folder & the See Ya Later stamp set! This one is fun!!! I love the saying with the Smoky Slate! Just makes sense!

And of course butterflies just make everything better! A little hint of spring which is bound to  hit here sometime around July!!!!! Ugh!!!

So hope you liked this week's card for the challenge! Hop on over to the blog & see what others are doing! Better yet, create your own!!!

Happy Stampin!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014



By popular demand, there will be an additional
Watercolor Wonder Class

on Saturday, April 12, 3:00-5:00 pm at my house!! Check out the Classes & Workshops page for the details, but these cards & products are amazing!!!  Cost is $30 & includes a bunch of products! Deadline for registration is Monday, March 31!

You also won't want to miss the
Spring Wreath Class
featuring the
Burlap & Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit
from the Occasions Mini!!!
Saturday, March 22, 10:00-12:00ish at my house! This one is sure to sell out, so register TODAY!!!  Cost is $30 & includes the kit and other products! Bring a glue gun if you have one! 
Registration deadline for this class is Monday, March 10!

Please email me at jmets23@yahoo.com to register for either or both classes!!!! You won't want to miss these!!!!

Happy Stampin'!  Joni :)


So this week I decided to use a sketch challenge for our weekly 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop! See, this week is kinda wierd! lol Wait until you see what our added piece is!!!

Hope you enjoyed Helen's card on her blog! So much fun! Be sure to see what Liz came up with for this week!! Interesting for sure!! Be sure to keep on hopping to see everyone's designs!!!

So here's the color challenge:

Raspberry Ripple, Old Olive, Blushing Bride
 Raspberry Ripple, Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum

Sounds perfectly normal, right? Well, here's this week's added piece:
Make a Christmas Card!

Wait! What???

Yup that's what I said! Now those of you who know me know I'm a Christmas junkie!!! But you also know I HATE winter! And it's now March 4, & it was 
0 degrees this morning!!! So I am so all done with anything winter! lol

I decided to give Mojo Monday weekly sketch challenge a looksie for inspiration! Here's their sketch:

And here's my card:

Now it's a pretty simple card! I love these colors for a Christmas card, but so hard to get into the "spirit"! 

See, I took another picture that shows more how I feel! lol Come on spring!!!!

A little blurry but gets the point across!! Simple to make. New embossing folder-Arrows-from the Occasions Mini.  Pennant Parade stamp set from the Big Catalog and a sentiment from the Holiday Mini.  
A little retired ribbon and some Dazzling Detail & it's a pretty quick 10 minute card!
 I actually think I might use these colors for a card next year-or a close facsimile! 
We will soon be saying goodbye to Raspberry Ripple! I will sooooo miss this group of In-Colors!  They are so bold & bright! I sure hope they have some pretty bright ones!!

So watch back this week for another cool challenge!!! My friend Amanda has hooked us up with a fun new site!!! Don't miss it!

Happy Stampin'!!!


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