Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Hello hoppers! It's 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop day!! Glad you are here!

Welcome from over at Helen's blog! So glad to have her back! And now on to 
Lizzy's blog! Glad she's back too! lol I love being the peanut butter on their sandwich!

So here's this week's card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So I wanted to use some of my new stamp sets from the Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalogs!! The lovely bird and the sentiment are from 
Picture Perfect from the Occasions Catalog! The flowers are also. This is a great 3-step-stamping set. There's an amazing starfish in the set which is the real reason I wanted the set, yet I haven't even used it yet! lol Soon grasshopper!!!

I so love this 3/8" Pool Party Glitter Ribbon!!! I wish they wouldn't discontinue the ribbons & embellishments! This stuff is great! So sparkly!!! This pic surely doesn't do it justice!

And to keep with my sparkly theme, I used my 
Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. I have used this on  nearly every single card since I got it!!! It comes in silver too! They'd better not discontinue this one!!! lol

So enjoy hopping around! Hopefully this card brought a touch of spring to you!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, February 18, 2016


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.

Class 1-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!!!!

Class 2-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, February 17, 2016


Happy Wednesday! We are 
Coloring Down the Lines 
again today!!!!

Hello hoppers from Robbie's blog!!! Helen is on vacation somewhere warm! Lucky girl!! Happy hoppin' over to Lizzie's blog next! So pretty!!!

So here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
Very simple but with a nice pop I think! I absolutely love the Pretty Petals DSP! It's in the Annual Catalog! Don't forget that great catalog! I know right now it's all about the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs, but the "big book" has some beauties in it that you can get all year round!!!!

I did use a stamps set from Sale-a-Bration, though! I will be so sad when this stamp set is gone!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! It's so pretty and make a quick card so lovely!!! It's called Botanicals for You! The giant sentiment just works for me! An the little flowers add just the right "punch"! Making a card for a guy? Just leave out the flowers!!! Super fast!

I used the Curvy Corner Trio punch for the corners here! I use that more than I thought I would. It adds just the right touch to the edges.

I will admit to "stretching" the colors though. I thought it needed some color so I added the Silver Cording that I had left over from my Holiday Catalog. If you really stretch your imagination, it's the same as Smoky Slate! That's my story & I'm sticking to it!!!! lol

So hope you enjoyed! Short & sweet this week! I am off to perform in our big production of Joseph's Dream-A Vision of Choice! It's an original play that I actually wrote the script for! We produced it once last year, but were invited to bring it to our professional theatre in Worcester-our local city!!! This is a big deal for us! It's a cast of 50 with a full soundtrack, 3-D Mapping & Projection all over the theatre, genuine authentic costumes (including wings designed by one of the original designers for Victoria's Secrets wings), and so much more! We are so excited! Next year, Boston & Providence! Yup, we've already been invited!!! So excited to be on this journey!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, February 14, 2016


Just a couple of cute Valentine's Day cards for my blog peeps! Enjoy! And happiest of Valentine's Days to you all!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Hey all! Sorry I  missed you last week! But I'm baaaaaccccckkk!!!  It's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 

Today you are hopping here from Miss Amanda's blog! Helen is traveling!  Remember to keep going to Liz's place!  Then keep going! We got some great colors for you this month!!!

Here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

So I was revisiting some of my old techniques & tools & remembered this Faux Tile technique.   It's been awhile since i pulled out the Diagonal Score Board and scored away! This is a pretty technique & add a unique flair to your design.  Here I thought it looked kind of like clouds in the sky-albeit diamond shape, but it could be abstract clouds!!

This card features the beautiful Flowering Fields stamp set from the 
Sale-A-Bration Catalog! Ask me how you can get this beautiful stamp set for FREE!!!!!

The sentiment is from Suite Sayings in the Occasions Catalog! This is such a versatile set. I know you've seen this on my cards before, & you will see it again...and again...and....!!!!

So go on, keep hopping!!! If you'd like to learn this fun technique or see how you can get some great items for FREE contact me today!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Happy February! Which means we are into the month of "love"!!! 
Valentine's Day!!!! Join us on our "Love Thing" 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
this month & get some good ideas for cards for your special someone!!!!

Here's my card this month:

I really wanted to feature 2 things from the amazing new Love Blossoms Product Suite in the super Occasions Catalog: the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlets Die and the Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit, That amazing little kit has everything you need to make not only a great Valentine's card, but also spring or Mother's Day card as well!!!

The sentiment is stamped from the Bloomin' Love Photopolymer stamp set!!! That gorgeous paper is from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.

And when you use our new Precision Base Plate, originally featured in the recent Holiday Catalog with the new Big Shot Die Brush-introduced in the Occasions Catalog-to remove all the little thingys that hang our after an intricate cut, it makes these special dies a breeze to work with!!! This tool is so worth the try!! It makes these fancy thinlets easy!!!!

By the way, like our new blog buttons?? I think they are so cute & springy!  Be sure to look for them on each blog on this hop!!! Be the first to click on one & go to the next person!!!!! Until next time!!!

So  now go click the button below (or her name!) to go to Tina's blog next!!! And then click her button, and so on & so on...Be sure not to miss one single blog!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!