Friday, May 29, 2015


Over at 
this week we are creating cards with only 1 layer! Now for many of us that's really tough! So much to play with!!! But I actually LOVE 1-layer cards!!!

Here's mine:

It's a simple card, yet I think it packs a punch! There are 3 stamp sets used here! Bordering Blooms, Feel Goods, and Kinda Eclectic!  It's an upbeat, positive, cheery card! I used my Stampin' Markers to color the flowers! 

See some colors you don't recognize? There are new In-Colors there!!! Next week you'll be able to order your own!!!! They are so pretty this time! And they coordinate so nicely with all our current colors!

By the way, I stamped this on one of our Note Cards! They come in 
Whisper White & Crumb Cake & with matching envelopes! A bit smaller than a normal card, but they are perfect for any sentiment! I used them frequently!!

So now head over to The Paper Plunge and see what the rest of the Design Team has in store for you! I've seen some & they're really cool! Be sure to visit their blogs! Oh, and get creative! Add your own creation!!!! All are welcome! Just must be Stampin' Up! products!!! Have fun! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
Wednesday!! Pretty in purple this week!!!

Hello visitors hopping from Amanda's blog! Helen took the week off.  Not feeling well. Feel better Helen! We miss you!!! Be sure to keep hopping over to Liz's blog next! Then keep going until you get back to where you started!!!!

So here's my card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors in MDS:
What's that you say? Another stamp set that looks unfamiliar? Yes!!! It's another new one from the brand new Annual Catalog which goes live NEXT WEEK!!! This is going to be one of my favorite stamp sets. Pretty, yet simple. Lots of potential here!  It's called You've Got This. The sentiment is from the familiar Wetlands

The embossing folder is Stylish Stripes & IS sticking around!!! Yeah!  I used my Blender Pens to add a bit of color to the base of the flowers-altho they did look ok with no shading. I just think it gives a pop! 

Gotta love my Handheld Stapler!!! So cute & fun! Works great! And as for the banner, well there's a special treat in the catalog just for you!!!! You will LOVE it!!!

So anyway, go hopping & enjoy everyone's creation!!!

And don't forget-this is the LAST full week to order from both the 
current Annual Catalog & the Occasions Catalog! Don't miss your faves!!! Many will be gone for good!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015


So this week at 
we are creating with red, white & blue for Memorial Day! 

Here's my card:

Stamp set-Be the Star. Star Framelits. Star Punch from the Mini Punch Pack.

Beyond that, all I want to say is thank you to all the men & women who gave their lives for our country and to the families they left behind.

Also, Memorial Day is the perfect time to remember all the wonderful people who have left this earth. Until we meet again.

Now go visit The Paper Plunge for some amazing inspiration. Maybe add your own Patriotic creation!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Welcome to Wednesday's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop
Lots of fun happening here!!!

If you are hopping over from Helen's blog, you already saw some great stuff! Be sure to continue on to Liz's blog to see some more great stuff! Then keep going! We are glad you're here!!!

Here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

And here are the Stampin' Up! colors in MDS:
You may be saying, "Hey, wait! This is a Stampin' Up! ONLY blog hop! I don't recognize that stamp set or punch art!"  Well you're actually getting a sneak peek into the brand new catalog that we will be ordering from on June 2!!!!

The stamp set is called Sprinkles of Love! The punch is called the 
Tree Builder Punch. The embossing folder is called Boho Chic!  Fun stuff coming up in the new catalog!!! I just wanted to give you a teaser! 

You still have the rest of May to order your old faves from the current catalog!!! Don't miss out on those! But trust  me, you will LOVE what's coming up!!!!

So now go hopping & enjoy!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


Hello! It's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
day!!!!  This week we have some nice springy colors!!!!

If you arrived here from Helen's blog, glad to see you!!! Hope you enjoy!!! Remember to keep going onto Liz's blog next! Then just hop on through all the wonderful creations here on this little hop!!!

So first, here is my card:

Second, here is the inspiration photo:

Lastly, here are the Stampin' Up! colors in MDS:
I love this stampset-Choose Happiness-but always have to look at how to use it.  I think it works perfectly for this card! I think it also brings out the colors nicely!  The little bird is so cute! I'm happy to say this stamp set will be returning in our new catalog! Very happy!

Speaking of the new catalog, time is totally running out on the RETIRED LIST products! Many are already gone for good! Don't miss out on your favorites! My new catalogs & goodies arrive tomorrow! I can't wait to share with you!!!! So much fun!!!

So hop over to Lizzie's and enjoy!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015


This week over at 
The Paper Plunge 
we are "growing" May flowers!  There certainly were enough April showers here anyway!! lol

Here is my card this week:

So this is one of those little postcard type cards! I like to do these every so often because they work great to tape onto a gift. The card base itself is just that-a base! The sentiment is inside the flower! A Round Array is leaving us this year! :(

That's the reason the flower looks a bit skewed in the first photo! Trust me, when it's closed, it's straight! lol

I'm using up my retiring In-Colors.  It's all going! The paper, ink, accessories, everything. I'll miss this batch! Well I guess I say that every year! They are like old friends now after 2 years. The new batch promises to be a hit though! Really nice, current colors! I think you will like! 

So go pop on over to The Paper Plunge & see the "flowery" creations from our amazing Design Team! You won't be disappointed!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


It's Father's Day at the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop
Seems early, but it gives you time & ideas for planning! So please follow our hop & find your "masculine" card ideas!!!

Here's my Father's Day card:

First, my theory with masculine cards is KISS (Keep It Simple Simple!) Guys aren't usually into blitz, bling, frills, etc. This card is a fairly simple card. I love the idea of color blocking on a guy's card. Adds a whole new level, but still kinda plain. I think the embossing adds just the right touch!

I also like this sentiment for a dad! I know it doesn't say Father's Day on the outside, but I left that for the inside!

I pulled out my retiring In-Colors (boohoo!) for this card! I will surely miss these colors! But trust me, you will LOVE the new ones!!! Soon grasshopper! Soon!!!

The stamp set is One Tag Fits All from the Occasions Catalog! Also soon to be gone! As is the In-Color Baker's Twine & Sequins.  So long old friends!

So now keep hopping over to Tammy's blog & keep going! We love to hear how much you enjoy our creations! Just click on her link above or the picture below & it'll take you to Tammy's blog! Enjoy!

Happy Stampin'!


Wow it's good to be back with my 
Coloring Down the Lines 
peeps! I missed this blog hop so much! Well this week's colors are my faves-yellows!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog! Sandy's blog is next! Keep going & check them all out! We are a small group this week, but we pack a punch!

Here's my card this week:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors in MDS:
This is a fairly simple card, but I love the way it looks! My DIL already CASEd it! lol Again, Clean & Simple is my style! I do make fancy cards, but I like to make cards that will work for everyday stampers & even beginner stampers! These are fairly simple & offer a good idea to try!

Only 1 stamp set was used here-Kinda Eclectic! The dots are all the colors in the challenge! Once again owning up to retired ribbon! I know it's not always good to use retired products on hop cards, but why not ribbon! You can easily change this out for a current Wild Wasabi ribbon! It's just the only one I had on hand! Still looks lovely!

Kinda hard to see, but there's some Dazzling Details on the butterfly & some of the dots. Just to give it a bit of texture. I like this card!

So please visit my hop friends & enjoy their creations! I know they will  make you smile & get some great ideas!

Don't forget to check out the retired list! It's dwindling down quite quickly! Last call for your old favorites!!! And a reminder for those of you waiting, the Butterfly Thinlets are here!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, May 1, 2015


So I'm back fresh from my 2 weeks in Hawaii! Trying to get my feet on the ground! Anyway, I'm glad to be back designing for
once again! I miss my plunge peeps!!!

This week we are featuring Mother's Day projects! Mine is a card!

I know it's kind of cliche to do flowers on Mother's Day cards, but as a mom, I like getting flowers! It works for moms!  

This one is a bit of a fancy fold! I made it a tri-fold of sorts. The front looks nice, but when you open it, it's a whole new surprise!

Here's the inside!

The stamp set used is Flower Patch! And just a hint-we got to see the new Annual Catalog today, and this stamp set will be around for another year!!!  As well as it's Flower Fair Framelits to match! Love this set! 

I also used a couple of punches! The Petite Petals, and the flower from the 
Itty Bitty Punch Pack.  Throw in some Rhinestone Jewels.  The flower & ribbons come from the beautiful Artisan Accessory Kit in the 
Occasions Catalog. So pretty! Only around for a short while!

So pop over to The Paper Plunge & check out our design team's beautiful designs! You'll get great inspiration for your Mother's Day cards!

Now I can't share with you anything from the new catalog yet-but trust me-you'll LOVE it!!!! I can, however, remind you & send you to the 
Retiring Products List! Many of the items are being sold at a discount, and many are already gone!!! Go check it out to get a nice little deal on some of your faves! Once they're gone, they're gone! While supplies last!!!

Wanna see all the new stuff in the new catalog? Can't wait? Well only demonstrators can see the catalog early! Join my team! Early catalog viewing. Early ordering. Everything discounted. And so much more!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


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