Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Hello again!!! We are
Coloring Down the Lines
again this week!!!

Hello hoppers from Robbie's blog! You probably started this little hop there! Next move on to Lizzy's blog!!!! Then visit Sandy & back to Robbie!!!! We are small but powerful!!!

Here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this week we get a bit of bling! I love playing with this 
Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper! It's so pretty! Even prettier in person than in the photos!!

That glimmer card stock works well with the Botanical Builder Framelits!  I love how this flower has like a 3-D type effect going! Really add some nice umph to the flower!!!

The only actual stamping is on the sentiment! It's from my well-used 
Something to Say stamp set!

The added bling are some of the Iced Rhinestones!!! They are a really nice alternative to to the regular Jewel Rhinestones! A bit fancier if you ask me!

So go hop around!  Hopefully you find some feelings of spring here on this hop! It's so cold here I can't stand it anymore! lol

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Hello!  Spring is in the air on our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!!!  
Although I did wake up to 6" of snow yesterday! Grrrrr! The warm air is coming, the days are longer, the crocus patch is blooming! It really is coming!!!  

If you're on the hop, you probably traveled here from Helen's blog! So nice to have her back!!!!  After here, hop over to Lizzy's blog!!! The ladies are back!!!!!

Here's this week's card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:

I think this card came out so fun! I love the Cherry on Top DSP as the background! And the Sahara Sand lace really pops here! That butterfly punched with the Butterfly Punch really shouts SPRING!!!  lol!  I thought it was kind of cute to put the sentiment on him! Kinda works!

I am posting remotely today so I don't have all the details handy on stamp sets, etc. I know the flowers are from the amazing Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!

If you want details, please just contact me! I'll gladly share with you!

Be sure to keep hopping! The ladies are on fire this week!!!!

Happy Stampin!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Hey all!!! It's Wednesday! Time for
Coloring Down the Lines!!!!

I have some "spring" for you today!!!

Welcome hoppers from Amanda's Crafty Playdate!  She has a great new video you should check out!!! Don't forget to head to Lizzy's blog next!!!! She always has a treat for you!!!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I so want spring to get here! So this car is very "springy"!!! lol  I love these colors together!!! They really pop!!!

The adorable flowers are from Flowering Fields! You can find this stamp set in your Occasions Catalog! What? You don't have one?? Well let me know & I'll solve that problem!!!

That sentiment is from Suite Sayings! Also in the OC!  So many great sentiments in that set!!! 

Now the question here. Where did that awesome background come from? That is DSP from the Pretty Petals Designer Paper Stack!! But wait! There's no Mint Macaron in that stack!! You are right!!! I "made" the color!!!! Wanna know how? Just ask! lol

The cute little flowers are from the In-Colors Blossoms Accents. Tough for mailing, but super cute when handing a card with a gift or something like that!

Hope I gave you a touch of that spring feel today!!! Now go hop like a bunny to the other blogs!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Monday, March 14, 2016


We celebrated a great All-Occasion card making class on Saturday! A really fun group, we featured the Botanical Gardens "suite"! 
We made 5 All-Occasion cards!!! Everyone seemed to love the Framelits that go so beautifully with the stamp set!!! We used the Botanical Gardens DSP, Washi Tape, Jewels, Cardstock Pack, and Botanical Blooms stamp set & Botanical Builder Framelits set!!! The whole shebang!!!

Here are some of the cards I designed for the class:
(Sorry for the cell-phone pics!!!)


Here are a few of the "out-of-the-box" cards that some of the attendees made:

You can order all these lovely items from the Occasions Catalog! And even better, the Botanical Blooms comes in a bundle! You not only save 15%, but you also can get a free item from Sale-a-Bration!!!!

If you'd like to order, please use the Hostess Code EPXC2J3U.  

HERE'S a link to the Occasion's Catalog! (PS-this bundle in on pg. 26-27 )  

HERE'S a link to the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!  REMEMBER-you can get a FREE item from the SAB Catalog for every $50 you spend!!!  Lots of fun spring shopping at Stampin' Up! this season!!!

If you'd like to come to a class, I have a great Masculine Card Class on 
May 21! This one features the Going Places items on pg. 38-39 of the Occasions Catalog!!!  I still have a couple of openings!!! Don't wait tho-they fill up quickly!!!!! Contact me asap!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Hello hoppers!!! It's time for 
Coloring Down the Lines!!!

We are so happy to be hopping into spring!!!

Welcome to the visitors from Amanda's blog! Usually you are coming here from Helen's blog, but she is having technical difficulties this week!  On to Sandy's blog from here! Liz has such a busy life right now!

So here's this week's card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I wanted a simple, fun spring card this week. I just love how this turned out! I've been featuring a ton from the Occasions & Sale-a-Bration Catalogs, but I don't want you to forget the Annual Catalog! This stamp set is 
Butterfly Basics.  There are framelits, punches & stuff to go with it, but I love the simplicity of this card!!!

It's very simple! Just stamp and watercolor with the Aqua Painter!  For a little extra grounding, I watercolored around the flower with the Soft Sky. This is my new favorite technique. It really brings out the image!!!

Look carefully! You'll see a "Wink" of "Stella"!! Ya, I pretty much use it on every card I make!!!!! They had better continue this into the new  
Annual Catalog! If not I'm buying up a case of it before hand!!!!!!

That sentiment is my fave right now! It's from Suite Sayings which IS in the Occasions Catalog! That is a "suite" little stamp set (see what I did there?!)! Lots of great sentiments for just about any occasion!

So hop along now! Until next week!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Another month already! That means it's time for the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! 
This month we are kicking into spring a bit early! We are "welcoming spring" with some beautiful creations! Be sure you hop all the way through & check them all out! Comments are great too!!

Here's my card:

Now I usually go all floral & such for spring, but this time I went just a bit different. The day I created this, we had an unusually warm day-60 degrees F in New England in February! That was almost a record breaker! I dislike winter so much, that when the weather was so nice like that, I just wanted to look out the window & enjoy the blue sky & beautiful air!  That inspired this card! I mean what's more springy than flying a kite on a blustery warm spring day?!

Here I used the Happy Home stamp set. I love how it coordinates with the Hearth & Home Framelits! Perfect! You really feel you are looking out the window! Lots of fun images to play with in this set! The image was first heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder, and then watercolored using the ink pads & Aqua Painters.  If you look closely, you will see a Wink of Stella sparkle in the sky! I really think that's my favorite tool they have come out with in a long time! I use it on everything!!!! 

I used some Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper for the background. I thought it looked a bit like wallpaper! Now I'm not sure I'd paint my woodwork Bermuda Bay, but it looks pretty in this "room"!! lol

Wrap the whole thing up with some Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine & it makes a nice springy window!  

Now to see all our spring creations, hop from here to Claudia's blog

! Just click on her name or the image below & you'll get there! Then keep hopping & enjoy!!!  Happy first day of spring just a bit early!!! See you in April!

Happy Stampin'!


This week we are 
Coloring Down the Lines 
into spring!!! We are looking at brighter colors for the month of March. Although the card I made is rather "dark", I still feel springy looking at the creations on the blog this week!!

This week you are hopping from Amanda's blog! We are sending out hugs & prayers to Helen as she deals with a family health issue.  You will hop onto Sandy's blog this week! Lizzie is off & running!!!
We are all glad you are here!!!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stamping' Up! colors:
So I bet I didn't go where you expected with these colors!!! I didn't go all bright!  I needed a birthday card for a male friend of mine. I though I could make these colors work! Now Calypso Coral is one of my fave SU colors, but I though for a guy just a pop of it would be best!

I used the Balloon Celebration stamp set from the Occasions Catalog! It's a sweet little set that even has the Balloon Bouquet Punch to go with it!!! You can even get these in a bundle & save 20% on the cost!!!  I did!!  

Now you may say that Woodland Embossing Folder is retired, but you're wrong! They brought it back due to popular demand!!! So many people requested it that they listened! I'm so glad! That was one of my faves from the Holiday Catalog! It really works for just about every season depending on how you color the trees! Cute!

So hope you like the card this week! I think it's great for a guy & I sure hope my friend likes it!  Until next time...!!!

Happy Stampin'!