Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Well I sure hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & Hanukkah!!! It's hard to believe that this post is the last day of 2014!! Here's hoping for amazing things in 2015 for us all!!!!

Anyway, I haven't posted in a couple of weeks because of a "sick" computer! So Santa made sure that problem was solved & brought me a beautiful  new one!!! I love her!!! We are still bonding, but so far I'm a very happy camper! So I'm back with this week's (and the last of the year's) 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!

If you are here from Helen's blog I've missed you! I love this little blog hop & enjoy all the weekly visitors!  Glad to be back up & running!!!  Now you can do our regular lineup & head over to Liz's blog when you are done here! Don't forget to keep going!!!! 

So in light of the season, here's my card this week:

Here's the inspiration:

And here are the MDS colors:
I used the idea  in the inspiration photo to design a New Years card! It's full of "bubbles" or circles!  Trying to make the most of my goodies from the 
Holiday Catty-soon to be ending! 
I so love this little stamp set-Making Spirits Bright! I thought the idea of the champagne glasses. Of course I sure hope to be toasting a glass or 2 tonite!! :)

Lots of bling with Dazzling Details & Irradescent Ice! Must have bling on New Year's Eve!!!

Now don't forget to spend a little time visiting our hoppers!!!

Well "cheers" to you & yours and a very Happy New Year!!!

Happy Stamping'!

Saturday, December 20, 2014


It's Friday & time for The Paper Plunge challenge!!! This week my fellow designers & I are using lots of white with just a pop of color! We don't do that enough I think! I love the clean & simple look!

So here's what I came up with!

I thought the Elegant Eggplant was the perfect winter/holiday blend! This works for Christmas, but it also works for a winter greeting!  All it is is the Snowflake Embossing folder, some  Rhinestones Basic Jewels, & a Framelit cut! The sentiment is from the early December hostess gift freebie!

Sweet & simple! Now hop over to The Paper Plunge & see what my friends came up with!  You can surely add your own design! Be sure to leave comments! We love to hear from you!!!

A very Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah to you all!!!

Merry Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


Welcome to Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop Wednesday!!! This week is a non-trad Christmas card! Since we are only about a week away from the big day, I figured I'd focus on that wonderful holiday!!! My fave!

Merry Christmas to those hopping over from Helen's blog! And to those who are just visiting!!! If you have  a few minutes, be sure to hop over to Liz's blog then keep going all the way back here! You don't wanna miss one beautiful design!!! My fellow hoppers are incredibly talented! Maybe get some inspiration!!!

So here's my card this week:

Here's the inspiration:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors in MDS:
I love how this came out! I used the pic as an inspiration! The colors are perfect for pretty ornaments!!  

I used my forever fave Lovely as a Tree to make the branches! An old trick! The sentiment is Sassy Salutations.  Add a pretty Snowflake Charm Embellishment & some Washi Tape & it's a pretty simple, cute card!  Hope you like!!!

I have one more week with Christmas theme then I get to play with my new goodies from the Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration!!! What amazing catalogs these are!! Can't wait to show you!!!

If you are interested in your own amazing catalog, let me know!!! I have them in my pretty little hands!!!!  But don't forget, you still have a bit of time to order from the Holiday Catalog! don't let these beautiful "toys" pass you by!!!!  Great stocking stuffers!!!!!

Merry Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Welcome to December's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!! This month we are celebrating the season!!! Be sure to keep traveling through the hop!!! It's sure to get you into the "spirit"!!

Here's my card this month:

It's a relatively simple card, but I wanted to get the most of this
 Wondrous Wreath stamp set in before it goes away with the
 Holiday Catalog in just under a month! Hard to believe!!! It seems like it just began!!!!

I love how this stamp set has it's own matching Framelits! I sure hope we see them in the Annual Catalog next year!! Such a fun set!!

I tried to make it look like a front door with a wreath on it! I sure hope the image is ok! I'm having a tough time with the lighting here! We have had no real "light" in over a week! Nasty, lousy, raw weather! Yuck! My house is lots of "mood" lighting-great for ambiance but not for photos!!! So it works but hoe you can get the idea anyway!!

So from all of us at the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop, best wishes for an amazing, happy, safe & love-filled season. Whatever you celebrate, make it special!!!

Now click on the image below to hop over to Donna's blog! Be sure to leave comments as you travel through! WE love to hear from you!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


Well here we are in the frozen tundra ready for another
 Coloring Down the Line Blog Hop!! 
It's cold! It's raw! It's wet! It's winter! Yuck!  But hopefully this card will "light" up your day!!! Heehee!!!

Hello my visitors from Lovely Helen's blog.  I'm glad you're here! Be sure to continue on!!! Check the end of this post for the next hopper in line!!!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors presented in MDS:

I thought the inspiration pic with the candles was a good idea! So I went with it! It's time for Holiday crafting!!! But these are surely not traditional Christmas colors!!

Not much stampin' here tho! I simply used the Watercolor Trio from the Holiday Catalog!

 I embossed it with Pool Party Embossing Powder! Then I just cut strips for the candles, embossed them, & added a top & flame! Easy peasy! 

And of course some Dazzling Details for dimension in the flames! So a very simple but fun card!

Now head over to Miss Liz's blog & enjoy her creation!!! Let her know how much you love it!!!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Hello all! It's Coloring Down the Lines Wednesday!! So happy to be here! Although this is a tough week & a tough card for me. Explanation later.

Welcome over from Helen's blog! So glad you're here! If you haven't hopped from Helen's, be sure to keep going to Liz's blog!!! Then if you keep going, you will get to Helen's then back to mine! I guarantee you don't want to miss one card! It's a talented group of ladies! Be sure to leave a comment!!!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors: 

Now this is a relatively simple card. When I saw the colors this week I immediately knew where I was going with this. 
See, as I said above, this is a tough week for me. One of my very, very close friends (and best SU customers!) is preparing as we speak to enter into her final journey with God. She has only been ill for a short time, and this has come quite quickly. She is an amazingly loving, humble, and tender person. She loves God and her family above all else. One of her favorite activities was scrapbooking all her family events & making little scrapbooks for everyone. So glad she did as they now will have such happy memories of her.

She was an avid beach lover-as am I. We used to travel each summer for day trips to Hampton Beach in NH or Misquamicit Beach in RI.  Her favorite thing was the seagulls.  I used to tease her about that all the time! Being from Cape Cod, we have a love/hate relationship with seagulls! lol  But every time I went to the beach without her I would text her a pic of "Jonathan Livingston" as she called them.

So these colors & the inspiration picture made me think of the beach sky. It's simply a watercolor wash using my Aquapainters on Watercolor Paper. I just penciled in the "seagulls" with an Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker. The sentiment says it all.

So not to bring anyone down. She is ready to go to God. She will be in a better place. And may already be there by the time this is posted. I will miss her terribly, but am so glad for the beautiful memories of my beautiful friend.

So go hug your loved ones & call a friend & say hi! Tis the season, and the perfect time to reach out & touch those you love!

I will miss you Gail. So proud to have had you as a very special friend. Until we meet again.

Happy Stampin'!