Wednesday, January 27, 2016


I'm baaackkk!!! Was having a bit of difficulty with my blog for a couple of weeks! It seems to be back to normal now.  A little finagling here & there seemed to work!!! Glad to be back with my 
Coloring Down the Lines 

Welcome from Helen's blog! Or wherever you are from!  And happy hopping over to Miss Lizzy's blog next!!! We are a full hop today, so keep going until you are back here! Pretty colors this week!!

Here's my card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this week's card is just a very simple little diddy I  needed for a friend.  Nothing too fancy, but I got to use some of my new goodies from not only the Occasions Catalog, but also the Sale-a-Bration catalog!!! These are great this year!!!

This flowers are from the SAB catalog-Flowering Fields stamp set! Such a sweet set! I can't wait to try it with some other colors!  

The sentiment is from Suite Sayings. It can be found in the OC!!! I sure hope this one carries over to the new Annual Catalog! Lots of good sayings here, & not the same ole same ole! A bit different. I know I'll be using this baby a lot!!!

I just simply cut the middle out with the Floral Frames Framelits.  I wanted another color in there to make the flowers "pop", but I ran out! lol Believe it or not there are all 5 colors used this week! The Blackberry Bliss & the          Rich Razzleberry are very similar when using fine lines.  

If you look very closely, you will see a very subtle bling!  The OC has a great new tool-it's called the Wink of Stella pen. It comes in gold & clear. The clear is used here. It's so easy to use! It's far more subtle than the Dazzling Details, but it's pretty. The light catches it just so!

So go hopping & enjoy! It's great to be back again! I missed you all!!!! Until next time...

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Here are two great classes to be held using supplies from our amazing Occasions Catalog!!!

Stampin’ Fun with Joni!

Join me for 2 new Spring classes featuring supplies from our amazing new 
Occasions Catalog
Contact me to!!

*****Adhesive NOT included. Please bring your own, or I will have some here for purchase. Let me know ahead it you need to purchase so I can be sure to have enough on hand.

All-Occasion Fun!

Make 5 beautiful SPRING cards: 2 Birthday, 1 Thank you, 1 Note/Thinking of you, 1 your choice
Cost: Only $20
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 10:00 am-Noon
Deadline for registration: March 1, 2016
Where: Metras Madhouse Loft (contact me for directions!)

You will get supplies to make the above cards PLUS tons of extra materials to take home! You will receive: 1/4 pack Botanical Blooms Designer Series Paper, 1/4 pack Botanical Blooms Card Stock, 1/4 pack Whisper White Card Stock, 2 Botanical Blooms jewels, 5 envelopes, plus all the supplies to make the cards! We will use the Botanical Blooms stamp set and Framelits!  Beautiful, bold colors & designs for you besties!!!!

Nautical Masculine Cards

So tough to find cards for guys! We will use the Going Places Suite from the Occasions Catalog to create 5 awesome masculine cards. Cards will include 1 Father’s Day, 1 Thank you, 2 Birthday, 1 your choice!
Cost: Only $20 
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 am-Noon
Deadline for registration: May 8
Where: Metras Madhouse Loft (contact me for directions!)

You will get all the supplies to make all the cards above plus tons to take home! You will get 1/4 pack of the amazing Going Places Designer Series Paper, 1/4 pack of the Going Places Card stock, 1/4 pack of Very Vanilla Card stock, 5 envelopes.  You will be able to use my stamp set, embossing folders, etc. Perfect cards for the best “guys” in your life! 

Both classes will be held during our biggest sale of the year-

SALE-A-BRATION!!!  You can place your orders that day & get some amazing freebies!!! The SAB Catalog this year is the best yet!!!! Or go to my website & get yours TODAY!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Here we are in 2016 in our first ICS SALE-A-BRATION post!!!  Welcome to another month of the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!! 
I know you'll find some amazing ideas to use your 
items from 
Sale-A-Bration 2016!!!

Here's what I came up with:

I used one of the great 3-step stamp sets that Stampin' Up! comes up with! This one is exclusive to the SAB catalog. It's called What I Love!  

I designed this as a little set of 4 note cards that I needed as a gift for someone. They will get the 4 cards & 4 matching envelopes in a clear envelope!  They are not too busy as she is not that type! Prefers the Clean and Simple cards I make. But these have enough going on that there some "pop" to them! 

I used the 2014-2016 In-Colors. I have a lot of the materials that go with those colors & want to be sure to use them before we get our new In-Colors in May!!! I like the way these go together-and they make me think of spring!!! Can't get here fast enough!!!

The fancy little corners were made with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch!  That's a nifty little tool for when you need just that special something on the edges!  Easy to use too!!! 

So how go hop over to Terri's blog & keep going!!! You can either click on her name or on the picture below! Be sure to leave a comment when you visit! We love to hear from you!!!!

Until next month!!!!

Happy Stamping'!


Happy New Years to you all!!! I can't believe it's 2016!! Time sure flies! And now it's time for the first 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
of the new year! And such pretty colors too!!!

Welcome travelers from Helen's blog! It's great to have her back isn't it? I missed u Helen!!! When you are through here, head over to Lizzie's blog!!! She was AWOL for a couple of weeks too!!! So glad to have you back Liz!!! I missed u too!!

So here's this week's card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

So we are ready to enjoy our new 
 It begins TODAY!!! As does our most exciting event of the year-
Now that the holidays are done, I'm so excited to start seeing all the spring colors! It only turned cold here last week-very unusual-and I'm already ready for it to be over!!! lol

So I'm featuring items from the Occasions Catalog this week! The lovely DSP is from the Love Blossoms DSP Stack. I love the colors in this stack! Simple yet pretty patterns!

You may or may not recognize the window from the 
Hearth & Home Thinlets Die set.  It's continued into this new catalog from the now out of date Holiday Catalog! Very happy about that!  The new coordinating stamp set is the 
Happy Home Stamp set-seen here! Spring goodies!!

And if you get the dies, stamp set, & DSP stack that made this card, you can order a FREE item from our Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!  Be sure to stop by my site to check the catalogs out! Want your own? Just let me know!  I have them in my hot little hands just for you!!!!

So now head to Liz's & keep going!  

Happy Stampin' New Year!!!


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