Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Last week of September. What???? I still can't believe summer is over! Where did this month go???? Well here we are for a new 
Coloring Down the Lines
At least some things remain constant!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog!!! Glad you're here-AGAIN!! Now for the other piece of bread on this blog hop sandwich-Miss Lizzy's blog!!!! Please go there  next!!!!

So here's my card and this week:

And here is our inspiration-type photo:

So I'm a bit low on apple stamp sets! lol I tended to go more with Christmas in the Holiday Catalog this year than Fall. Not a huge Halloween person, altho I do love some of the stamp sets! But this one I had to dig into my faves from the Annual Catalog!

The beautiful tree is from one of my favorite stamp sets Stampin' Up! has ever come out with! It's of course Sheltering Tree!  This stamp set is not only beautiful, but it's also versatile. It can be used for just about any occasion.  

Now the apples are actually from another set-Sprinkles of Life. They were cut out with the coordinating Tree Builder Punch. I thought they worked well together. The tree in that set is just a bit too small for these apples!!

The Woodlands Embossing Folder was supposed to look like the apple tree was in the forest of trees! I guess it works! lol 

Over all it's a cute fall, apple-picking card to fit our blog hop this week! Hope it inspired you to go picking-apples that is!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


Welcome back! We are 
Coloring Down the Lines 
on our little blog hop once again!This month we are trying something a bit different. We are not limited to specific colors, but more a color scheme with a theme! I'm loving it!  Lots more options!!!!

Well things that don't change is you are probably hopping from Helen's blog and gonna hop on over to Lizzy's blog!!! I've said before how much I love being the bologna in their sandwich! lol 

So here's this week's card:

Here is the photo for inspiration:

Now I know I could've gone all out with trees & leaves & such. But see, I'm not really a fall person! I nearly had a breakdown when we covered the pool last weekend! lol

So I decided to keep it simple & use one of my fave stamp sets from the Annual Catalog-Vertical Greetings!   This stamp set was sitting on my desk saying, "Stamp with ME" so I did!  I used some Stampin' Write Markers to add the fall colors.  

The background paper is from the Serene Scenery DSP Paper Stack! Sooooo love that stack of paper! Altho this is the first time I actually used the back of any of it! The front is so pretty!!!

Finished it off with a bit of the Burlap Ribbon and some Linen Thread
Red Bakers Twine to add a bit of a pop.

Fall actually begins this week so maybe next week I'll be more "there", but right now, I wanna enjoy the last couple of days of actual summer. This card is "gently fall"! I'm easing in!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Here we are on this brisk not-quite-fall-yet day for our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!

Welcome hoppers from Helen's beautiful blog. Head over to Lizzie's blog when you are done! So glad to have her back!

So here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So I thought this was kind of fun! The big trick was I didn't have any pumpkin stamps or Framelits. So I created my own! I used the smaller circle from 
Swirly Scribbles Framelits & trimmed it to fit a circle cut from the 
1" Circle Punch! Works! It's definitely more clear in person tho!

The scarecrow from the Gingerbread Halloween stamp set is watercolored with the inks & Blender Pens and punched out with the Gingerbread Punch!

The real star here is the background paper. It comes from the 
Serene Sceneries Designer Paper Stack! Love this stack! A perfect little 6x6 stack of paper with real photos! So pretty!!!  

Sentiment is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. 

Hope you enjoyed this little early touch of spring!!! Now go hop to the other blogs!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


Hello. Here we are. 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop
End of summer blues. Do you feel it in my tone? Yup. Not enjoying the fact summer is ending. I'm such a summer girl.  Just a little bit more-please??  

Anyway, hello hoppers from Helen's blog. Hope you're looking forward to fall. It's coming. Oh bother.  And hop over to Sandy's blog when you are through here. Wish we could hop over to summer again.  

Here's my card:

Here are the blues:
I chose Whisper White for the neutral-clearly!

So this is a "rainy day" card. Kinda like I'm feeling. Oddly enough it did rain today. Tropical storm Hermine. She was a bust. Thank goodness. But she brought some chilly weather with her.  Guess it's gonna warm up later in the week! Summer will be back-for a bit!!!

So the details on this card are simple. Stamps et is Weather Together.  The umbrella was cut from the Umbrella Weather Framelits.  The background is embossed with the Gently Falling Textured Embossing Folder.  Lastly, there are some Metallic Enamel Shapes embellishing the sentiment. 

 Overall I actually love this card. And I joke about the Ey-ore attitude (sort of!).  Because after all, summer does REALLY end until September 22! lol

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, September 3, 2016


to the new 
And I must say WOW!!!! It's AMAZING!!!  

Contact me today to get your own or view it HERE online!!!

Check out this fun video to see some of the fun things you can do with the GREAT new products!!! I am so excited!!!!! 

I can't wait to share with you!!! Classes coming soon. Workshops booking up quickly! Book yours now!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!