Wednesday, June 29, 2016


So our little blog hop 
Coloring Down the Lines 
is in summer mode!! Today I'm sharing a summer cocktail with you! 

Hoppers from Helen's blog welcome!!! Sandy is next!! Lots of fun to be had!!!

Here's my card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So I am so lovin' this super fun stamp set Mixed Drinks! It is perfect for summer cards! I also see some great holiday potential here too! But it's just fun! Everyone likes a good drink now & then-whether with or without an "adult" addition! lol

Believe it or not the DSP in the background is from the By the Shore pack! I love how it's designed to be "beachy" but here's proof it can be used for something completely different! Although these would be nice at the beach! lol  

The Washi Tape is from the Affectionately Yours collection. Again, designed to go with the florals but works great here! That Watermelon Wonder is one of my favorite colors! Even though it looks a bit darker here!

Of course the drinks & umbrella & bubbles are slathered with my               Wink of Stella, but it never seems to show up on the pictures!!! It's just enough bling to add that extra "umph"! But it's clearly there in real life! I guess you'll have to trust me on that! lol

Well now go have a summer drink & think of me! Happy summer!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Just sharing a card with stamp sets or DSP of old!!! This was made special for a friend who is recovering from surgery from a very recent breast cancer diagnosis.  She is sore but doing well. And the best news is they think they got it all! So positive news ahead!! 

I just will really miss this Feel Goods stamp set. It is perfect for this type of occasion. The sayings are so motivational. Well I'll still be using it! Rebel that I am! lol  

Oh, the DSP is also retired. It was from the Sale-a-Bration catalog this year! You CAN however still get the beautiful Butterfly Framelits and 
Pearl Basic Jewels

Just sharing!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


This week at 
Coloring Down the Lines 
we are using one of my fave colors: purples!!! I love this week's card!!!

Welcome hoppers from Helen's blog! Be sure to check out Lizzy's place but you can also hop on to Sandy's blog when you are done here!!!! Not sure which of these lovely ladies is next, but check them both out!!! Both of them have amazing blogs!!! Then keep going until you get back where you started!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So this is definitely one of my favorite stamp sets from the new              Annual Catalog! It's called Tuscan Vineyard! Now I am a lover of wines & wine tasting. We have traveled to Napa Valley,  France & the Rhine Valley in Germany. But never to Tuscany in Italy.  That's so high up on my bucket list!!! For now though, I'll have to live it through this stamp set! lol  Now I know the inspiration photo is not a vineyard, so don't worry!!! lol

This stamp set lends perfectly for watercoloring. It's so soft.  So I pulled out my Aquapainters! I know I'll be experimenting with this one quiet a bit! Of course the Wink of Stella on the grapes make them look like they have dew on them! 

Now the embossing is with the new amazing Seaside folder. I thought the lines looked a bit like the rolling hills in a vineyard!!!

The sentiment is from Mixed Drinks! Another fun stamp set!!! That one will be a great set for cards for my crazy friends!!! lol  Or  just for myself! It IS summer FINALLY after all! 

So met go hop around & enjoy!!! IT'S SUMMER!!

Happy Stampin'!!!


Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Hello hoppers! Our little 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop has begun this week!  Such pretty colors!

Welcome hoppers from Amanda's Crafty Playdate! Helen is off this week!!!  Be sure to head on to Sandy's blog next! We are small but we are mighty!!!! lol

Here's my card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
So I didn't go with the inspiration in the photo once again!!! I wanted to play with this fun stamp set/punch combo!!!  I just like how the colors worked here!

So the stamp set is Grateful Bunch! There are so many fun stamp designs there!  But the punch really makes it!  It's the Blossoms Punch!! Cuts 3 pretty flowers at once! I will say the "dots" on the background are from         Gorgeous Grunge. I love to pull that out whenever I need that extra "something"!  

Bling it up with Pearls Basic Jewels & add a Wink of Stella and some Whisper White Bakers Twine & it's a sweet little card!! Oh, the sentiment is heat embossed! Kinda hard to tell here! Love how this card came out!!

So go hop around & enjoy this week's cards!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


I'm sitting here posting during our first summer-like thunder storm. Gently rolling thunder. Flashing lightning.  I sure hope it means summer's here to stay!!!! So time to hop!!! It's 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
time again!!!

Welcome hoppers from Helen's blog!  Next hop on over to Sandy's blog & see what we all have in store for you this week!

Here's this week's card:

Here is the inspiration photo:

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
Now as you can see, this week I went in a completely opposite direction of the inspiration photo! I needed a card for a teenage boy for a 15th birthday. I never know what to do for that age group. The standard masculine cards really hold no weight with a kid that age. And the kid ones are too "kid"!  Love this stamp set for that reason. It works for anything!

So this is one of the amazing new Hostess Sets you can get from the brand new Annual Catalog! I don't usually get the Hostess sets because as a demonstrator, I can't demo them after the catalog is retired. There's never a chance of Hostess sets carrying over. But this year's are so pretty!!! I just had to have this one! It's called Love You Lots!!! These little critters are so stinking cute!!!!

So for a guy, my mantra is KISS (Keep it Simple Stamper!-ha, not where you thought I was going is it? lol) So just the Circle Framelits in the center of the card works.  The Large Polka Dots embossing folder was the perfect complement. 

Hard to tell, but of course, as with all my cards, there is a bit of bling with   Wink of Stella. Don't know what I ever did without that! Clearly my fave new item!!!  Oh, and that cure little frog was colored using my Aqua Painter

So just a simple little fun card I thought was appropriate for a teenage boy. Simple, yet effective!!! Enjoy!  And keep hopping!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


It's finally summer weather here in New England!!! And time for another Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!! 
We are focusing on the guys this month! Anything masculine! I decided to go with a Father's Day card! I know it's a bit early for Father's Day, but I figured I'd get that done before I was up the night before creating it! lol Last-Minute-Lucy! That's me!

So here's mine:

The colors are somejwhat non-traditional! That's ok, so is my husband! lol  But I really wanted to feature some of the new items I have from the brand new Annual Catalog that went live TODAY!!!! Such exciting news! Already placed a second order!!! I hope this card wins the hubby's affection because once he sees the bill...!!! lol

So, what's new here? A couple of things.  First, theres the absolutely gorgeous Affectionately Yours Specialty DSP!  I.  Love.  This.  Paper!!!! The colors are so bold & bright! And as you can see, work for her or for him! 

Second new item is the Thoughtful Banners stamp set with the 
Duet Banners Punch. Comes in a bundle-which means SAVINGS!!!  I have a feeling this may be my new go-to set! There are so many different words in the stamp set! It's apropos for just about any occasion! And the punch makes it look so much fancier! I like to double it up like I did here. Totally not necessary though. Just the single would've been awesome!

"Oldie-but-goodies" here include the Brick Wall Embossing Folder, a Bow Paper Clip Embellishment, and the Basic Pearl Jewels.  The design is old-school! It just came to mind! lol Thought it was cute,

So hope you enjoyed this month's card! It's "dude-ish"!!! Now hop on over to Terri's  over at territerbear's stamp & scrap spot & see what great design she has for you! Then keep hopping until you get back to where you started! Everyone loves it when you leave a little note! It not only makes us feel good, but helps us decide as demonstrators what you would like to see from us!!!! Just click on Terri's name above or the icon below! Either way, you'll get there!!!

Happy Stampin'!


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