Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Hello, welcome to our tiny 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
this week! Lots of vacations & such! Things should get back to normal soon!  This is the last blog hop of the year! Wow! Where did it go!

Anyway, the hop this week: before me, Robbie's blog!  After me, 
Sandy's blog! And that's it! The Mighty Three! lol Pretty colors too!

So here's the card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So I really wanted to introduce you to our new Occasions Catalog! Kicks in very soon!!! And so does our annual 
Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!! This is just a teaser! Hint, all the details on this card can be found in one of these new catalogs!!!

I'm actually not going to give too much information here this week! I want you to want to see it all! I have catalogs if you need! Just let me know! While I'll totally miss the great Holiday Catalog, I really love the bright, springy colors of the new Occasions Catty! It's a good one! And lots of great things in the SAB Catty! Nice big, bold sentiments! Hint Hint! lol

So with this post comes my wishes to you all for a very Happy,  Healthy, Prosperous New Year. May you be blessed with love & friendship during 2016!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


Hey all! Welcome to the last 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
before Christmas!!! I can't believe it's finally here! The weather in New England sure is keeping us on our toes this season! Unseasonably warm! But I'm sure not complaining!  But here we go!!!

It's a small hop this week as everyone is getting ready for Christmas, but if you've hopped from Helen's blog I know you had fun there! And now continue to Sandy's blog & enjoy her creation!  You will love it!!!

Our colors this week are Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Mossy Meadow!

Here's my card:

I am so going to miss this stamp set-Among the Branches.  It will be disappearing with the Holiday Catalog at the end of the month.  I've really used it a lot since the catalog came out, and I find it quite versatile! Ah well-all good things must come to an end! lol Wait until you see some of my new goodies from the Occasions Catalog! Starting next week!!! Woohoo!!!

So I decided to feature some of the "retirees" from that Holiday Catalog since it's so short lived now.  The 1/8" Real Red ribbon will greatly be missed! As will the very fun Home for Christmas Enamel Dots! The colors are great, and I'm sure I'll find use for the Very Vanilla & Real Red ones with Valentines Day coming up! 

Don't know what I'd do without my Brick Wall Embossing Folder! It's really a great all -around go-to folder! Lots of fun! And add in the 
Lots of Labels Framelits & you've got a winning combination!!!

Well, must run for now! Off to get the Christmas menu done! And wrap gifts. And clean the house for visitors. And.......well-you get the picture! lol  

I would like to extend my wishes and prayers for all my followers that you  have a safe, blessed and happy Christmas.  Enjoy your family and friends. Take time to look at the lights. It's a magical time for me, and I look forward to this year being just as amazing. Merry Christmas to you all.

Merry Stampin'!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


Well December sure is moving along far too quickly!! With only 1 week until Christmas, I need to get my Christmas card act together! lol  So I'm continuing to use the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
for just that purpose! So here we go with another Christmas card!!!!!! lol

Hello to the hoppers from Helen's blog! When you are finished here head on over to Sandy's blog!!!  So much fun on our little hop!!!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

So I thought the blue tones here made a great card for snowflakes! Blues. Winter. Etc. Etc. Etc.!!!  So this Flurry of Wishes stamp set is perfect for the snowflake world!  It's even nicer when you  have 2 different punches to punch out the snowflakes: the Snow Flurry Punch & the Flower Medallion punch! Perfect partners!

My Oval Framelits cut out the "window", which was then embossed with the Gently Falling Embossing Folder! Lots of texture going there!  

And of course... lots of bling! First the Iridescent Ice Embossing of the snowflakes, the Rhinestone Jewels, and that amazing 
3/8" White Glitter Ribbon. What??? It's not white you say?? Well it was! Until I colored it with my Smoky Slate marker! So there! lol!!!

So hop you enjoyed this week! Next week we will be getting ready for the "big day"!! Hope I get my cards done by then! lol

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015


It's another 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Wednesday!!! Let's get hopping!!!!

So maybe you're here from Helen's blog! Be sure to hit Sandy's blog next! Great stuff all around on the hop this week!!!!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this week I was trying to keep with the Christmas theme. Thank goodness for the Cherry Cobbler! lol The other colors are not really Christmas-altho any color can be if you do it right!!! Don't mind my Santa's Boot Christmas Tree in the background!!! lol

Here I tried to kind of make a flower. Or a bow-depending on how you see it? Which do you think it is? Leave a comment below! 

I used the Bow Builder Punch with a poinsettia in mind! After punching out the bow shapes, I heat embossed with my Iridescent Ice. Love that stuff! Then arranged them to be the flower (or bow!)! I thought it look cool to make it look like it was "hanging" on a brick or stone wall.  That 
Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder is one of my faves! I just am kinda earthy I guess!

The sentiment is stamped with Sassy Salutations. The bling (of course!) is Rhinestone Basic Jewels, and there's a bit of Washi tape to add some "wow" to it all!

So hope you like! Help me decide-bow or flower!!! lol  Now go hop away! Until next time!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Welcome to our Christmas/December edition of the 
Inspire, Create Share Blog Hop!!! 
This month we are sharing a card with a little "package" to go with!

Here is my "set" this month:

I thought this would be good for any winter gift-Christmas, birthday, anniversary, whatever! I love these snowflakes!!! Of course they are sparkly! I love my bling!!! lol

The card is stamped with Flurry of Wishes from our Holiday Catalog! The snowflakes were stamped on our Vellum and embossed with Heat & Stick Powder & Silver Glitter! Pretty, right??  I then punched them out with the coordinating Snow Flurry Punch! Easy peasy!

The background is embossed with the amazing Softly Falling Embossing Folder! I've used that so much!!! I used my Brayer on the reverse side so the white "dots" would look like snow! I thought I'd used the Black Glimmer Paper to kind of make it look like "night". I'm so sad that's retiring!!! Grrrr!

The little gift holder was made first with a simple little "box" created using the Treat Bag Punch Board! I just used the Lots of Labels Framelits to cut out 2 sides & adhere them on.  Kinda tried to tie the sides in with the small label on the card!

The snowflake on the treat box was stamped with Flurry of Wishes & embossed/glittered, then punched out with the coordinating Flower Medallion Punch.  The beautiful 3/8"White Glitter Ribbon was used on the card & as handles for the little treat bag!

All in all I think it makes a cute winter set! Makes me wanna get a small Christmas gift just so I can use the card & package! lol I'm sure I'll find just the right use for it!

Now keep hopping on over to Tina's blog & enjoy her amazing creation! Just click on her name or on the ICS box below!  Then keep going until you get back to where you started!!! Be sure to leave a comment!!! 

Merry Christmas to you all!!!! See you in January!

Happy Stampin'!


Hello there! Hope everyone is recovered from Thanksgiving & on to all kinds of fun Holiday preparations!!!

This week's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
is a hop of only 2!!! That's right! Just myself & my good friend Robbie! Hopefully next week everyone will be back to normal-whatever that is!! lol  But either way, enjoy mine & Robbie's cards! Be sure to visit her blog to see hers!!!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I actually LOVE this color scheme!!! I tend to enjoy working with sort of monochromatic colors. I think this kind of qualifies!

This is a simple card. Believe it or not it's the first Christmas card (for sending!) I've made! I did a few for blogging, but now I need to get myself in gear! lol

I'm so sad that this stamp set Jingle All the Way, will be retired at the end of the 
Holiday Catalog. I really love the concept behind this set! And then to add in the 
Sleigh Ride Edgelits makes all the difference!!! Very simple yet very effective!!!!!  I know this is a set that I will always keep. So pretty!

I added some Home for Christmas Enamel Dots for a bit of bling! Luckily they were in the color scheme! Then to really bling it up-as you would expect from me-I used the dots in the stamp set to make "snow" from Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. It give just a touch of bling. A must have for me! lol

So nothing fancy, just some fun to kick off the Christmas season!!! Hope you enjoy! Be sure to check back next week when the rest of the gang is sure to be back! But for now, hop over to Robbie's & enjoy her creation! Check out her matching envelopes!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!