Wednesday, April 8, 2015


It's Wednesday morning so it's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
day!!! We have some "spring" for you this week!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog! Glad you are here!!! Be sure to continue onto Liz's blog when you are through here! If you're beginning here, keep going until you get right back here!!! Don't miss the awesome inspiration!!!!!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

And here's the Stamping' Up! colors in MDS:
So those colors are really all about the flowers! So pretty! I decided to visit some old friends with my card this week! The sentiment is from Feel Goods stamp set! The flowers have some Flower Patch stamping too!  Otherwise, it's all about the Flower Fair Framelits & the Labels Collection Framelits

Throw in some Rhinestone Jewels & a bit of Washi & ya got a pretty card! Oh and don't forget to emboss!!!

So now go hopping around & see the beauties everyone has for you!!!! Even leave a comment-or 2!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, April 3, 2015


This week's The Paper Plunge Challenge Blog is celebrating Easter!!! We are featuring any Easter items-cards, decorations, etc!!!

Here's mine!

I am loving The Berry Basket Bigz Die!!! I have used it for so many different occasions since I got it! It's just perfect for Easter! 

I used the beautiful Painted Blooms DSP. It's so easy to make! I added a few punched flowers & a sentiment & it makes a great Easter basket!!!!

Other items used are the Pansy Punch, Crazy About You stamp set, 
Petite Petals Punch, retired ribbon, Builder Bird Punch. Oh, and of course some Gold Dazzling Details!!! Gotta have bling!!!

So pop on over to The Paper Plunge & see what Easter inspiration the talented designers have for you! Then you can create & upload your own!!!  

Happy Stampin' & Happy Easter!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!

Well it may be a bit early for Mother's Day celebrations, but it's not too early to begin your Mother's Day projects!!! It's April 1!! Only a month to get those supplies & create!!! You will find some great inspiration from the talented ladies on this blog hop!!!

Here is my card for Mother's Day:

These colors ended up together by accident, but I love the look! They are Blackberry Bliss & Tempting Turquoise

In keeping with my CAS style, I wanted something simple yet elegant.  The image is from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set.  The little flowers in the background are from the Summer Silhouettes, and the sentiment is from Crazy About You!

The stamp was colored with markers, & the bling is Dazzling Diamonds glitter! It adds such a pretty pop to the flowers. I was thinking hydrangeas! Hard to think flowers at all with the cold weather we are having. All my spring flowers are under 1-2 feet of snow still. Sad. I wish spring would get here.

Oh well! I did make sure the inside was pretty too. Just in case the weather is still cold in May! It may help warm up the situation!

Other items used are the Window Frames Framelits, Circle Framelits, & 1/4" Ribbon.

Now go  hop on over to StampingTammy's blog & see what she has to share with you! Like a card on the hop? Pin it! Be sure to leave a comment & let everyone know that you loved their creation! Just click on the image below to go to Tammy's blog! Keep going!!!

If you are a regular to our ICS Blog Hop, you will see some new blogs! I'd like to welcome our newbies-in particular, my friend Amanda over at MyCraftyPlaydate!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'!!!


It's SPRING!!! April Fools! Not even close-at least not here in New England! Still yucky cold & wintery white!!! Everywhere except here on this 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!! 
Today we hit some beautiful spring colors!!!  In fact, I couldn't do just one! You'll see!

So hello hoppers from Helen's Blog!!! And everyone who is beginning the hop here!! Be sure to continue on over to Liz's Blog & then keep going!!! Get your dose of spring here!!!!

So here are my cardS:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors in MDS:
So yes, I couldn't do just 1 card! The first made me feel springy & got me motivated to make another!    Not only is it April 1, but Easter will be Sunday! And I love tulips on my Easter table!! 

Now both cards are fairly quick, CAS cards. Easy to whip up 2 in no time! Remember, CAS is my style! I like the simplicity of the cards, plus I like to give ideas on how the busy working stamper can make cards quickly& with minimal products!

The first is simply the Painted Petals stamp set. Both the image & the sentiment. Everything is cut out with the Oval Framelits.  
The  background on the card base is simply the Spring Flowers Textured Embossing Folder.  Add a bit of Bakers Twine from my Sale-a-Bration stash & it finishes off nicely! Easy breezy!!!

The second card is still simple. I did use 3 stamp sets for this one, but you don't have to. The tulips & fatter stems were made with the Works of Art stamp set. 
The sentiment & ferns are from Butterfly Basics (soon to be available once again!), and the thinner stem from the Lotus Blossom SAB stamp set.  You could do the stems simply with markers.  The only accessories are Linen Thread, Venetian Crochet Trim, & of course the bling-Dazzling Details!  Again, easy breezy!

So go try to find some spring where you are. If not, check out this blog hop! The talented ladies here are sure to get you "springing" into the season!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!