Thursday, December 29, 2016


So our Thursday Focus/Product Spotlight group is once more featuring the 
Cheerful Tags Thinlets!!! I love these things!

Welcome my Canadian friends (and non-Canadian friends too!)from Jenilee's amazing blog!!!! When you're finished here you will hop on to Helen's very creative blog!!!! Enjoy all the way around!

Here's my project this week:

Now I know I could go outside of the box like my hop mates, but I just so love these little tags!!! And this one was designed with New Year's Eve in mind! You know it's going around the neck of a nice champagne bottle!!! lol

It's very simple to make these!  Just cut them out with the Big Shot! The 
Cheerful Tags Thinlets do all the work!!! I also so love that there's the Here's to Cheers coordinating stamp set!!! Stampin' Up! does that quite well-coordinating products! Makes life so much easier!

I used my Copper Embossing Powder and Copper Foil Paper for the "bling" here! If you look carefully, there's also some Copper Metallic Thread just for fun! This fun little tag is finished off with the Natural Trim! This is literally a 10-minute tag, and what an impact it makes!!!

To all my friends on this blog hop, I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!!!!! See you next year with some more fun new featured products to help your creative juices flow!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Well here we are-our last 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
of the year!!! Also our last week of Silver and Gold!!! I'm loving my card this week!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog!  Happy New Years to you all! And also to those in Lizzie's blog, where you will go after this one!!! Yikes! 2017!!

Here's this week's bling:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So I had fun with this card & really LOVE how it came out!!! It's one of those cards ya make but never wanna send! lol  I know some of you get that! lol

I used my Gold Glimmer Paper, Gold Metallic Paper and 
Metallic Foil Doilies to create "champagne bubbles"! Pulled out all the gold for this one!! Cool right?  The stamp set is one of my all-time favorites, 
Mixed Drinks!!!!  Even the ribbon has gold-its the Natural Trim!!! 

I just simply used lots of Circle Punches for this one!! Bubbles bubbles bubbles!!   And paper-saver note: if you were to lift up the top layer, you would see holes in the Glimmer Paper!! Paper conservation-my motto!!! lol

The background is accentuated with the 
Large Polka Dots Embossing Folder-keeping it round! And lastly, the "champagne" is simply Gold Wink of Stella!!! Such a fun card to make!!!!

As this is the last day in this hop for 2016, I just want to wish everyone a blessed, happy & healthy 2017!! May it be filled with fun, family, good health and lots of stamping!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2016


Hello all!!! I am participating in a new fun blog hop designed to spotlight one or more of our amazing products!!! This is my first week with this hop!!! So glad to be joining my friends to bring you some great ideas to use with some of our fun goodies!!!

Welcome my visitors from Canada & Jenilee's blog!!! We met several years ago at convention & she remains one of my Stampin' Up! besties!!!!

After you're finished here, you will hop on to Robbie's blog! You may remember her from our weekly Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop. She is one of the creators of this hop-and that hop!!! Cool beans!

This week we are featuring The Cheerful Tags Thinlets!  This is such a fun little set & fortunately it's carried over into the Occasions Catalog! Works for every occasion!!! 

I paired the Thinlets here with the coordinating stamp set-Here's to Cheers! I think it works great for a nice bottle of wine as a gift, but the tags also work for a bottle of water for a stamp club or bottle of soda or juice just because!!!

This one is very Christmas-y as I'm sure I'll use it on a gift this coming weekend! The sentiment was embossed using the awesome 
Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder!!!  Luv that!!! The ribbon is the beautiful Emerald Envy Rouched Ribbon

These little tags are very simple to make but create such a nice presentation!!! I posted one last Wednesday for the ICS Blog Hop! You will see another next Thursday when we feature this product once again!!!

A very Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah to you all!!!!!

Merry Stampin'!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


It's our last 
Coloring Down the Lines 
blog hop before the "big day"!!!!  Boy I need to finish my shopping! lol  We are continuing with our Silver and Gold theme this month!!! Perfect for the Holiday feel!!!

Hello hoppers from Helen's blog!!!! Merry Christmas to you all!!!! And as you travel on to Lizzy's blog, I hope you all have a spectacular holiday!!!!!

Here's my "bling" this week:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So this is just a simple snowflake card! lol  It's hard to tell in the picture, but the snowflakes are heat embossed with Silver embossing powder & super shiny! And guess what I discovered? If you stamp lightly with the  Smoky Slate ink, it looks more silver than gray!!!  

The beautiful snowflakes are from Flurry of Wishes stamp set! Such a pretty set. The largest of the flakes is punched out with the coordinating 
Flower Medallion Punch, and the 2 smaller ones punched out with the 
Snow Flurry Punch.  I so love how Stampin' Up! makes everything coordinating!!! Makes my life so much easier! lol

The only real embellishment on this card is some beautiful 
Silver 1/8" Ribbon.  The little red dots are simple little circles punched from Cherry Cobbler card stock.  It needed some color. I will admit that after  I photographed it, I went back and added a couple of silver Metallic Sequins for excitement. Not necessary, but I just wanted to! lol

I am having so much fun creating with my new goodies from the brand new Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration Catalog that go live January 4!!! I can't wait to share with you!!!! But not yet! Still in holiday mode  & enjoying my goodies from the Holiday Catalog. They'll be gone soon! :(

So hope you likey! And seeing as this is the last blog hop before the holiday, I would love to wish you all a safe, happy and very Merry Christmas, and to my friends of the Jewish faith, a wonderful Season of Lights/Happy Hanukkah!  May your holidays be filled with family, fun, friends, love and magic!!!!

Merry Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Here we are in another week of Silver & Gold 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop!! 
Lots of Holiday bling here!!

Welcome from Helen's blog!!! Next hop on over to Lizzy's place!!! It'll be a "blingy" experience!!!

So here's my card this week:

And our inspiration photo:

More Christmas look this week! I LOVE this Pine Bough Embossing Folder & I'm so sad it's retiring! It makes for such an easy but beautiful card!!  And wow, on the Silver Foil Sheet?! Amazing!!!!!! 

The only stamping on this is the sentiment. It's from the Tin of Tags stamp set. I wanted a different shape just because. So I tried (and it worked!) the 
Paisley Framelits! I think I'll use this again! Love how it came out! 

Wanted just a pop of color from the Pine Boughs Framelits! Round it all off with some Rouched Ribbon and some Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine & it's a pretty simple yet elegant card!!!

This will also be my first day of my
"Annual 12 Cards of Christmas"!!!!
 One per day until the big day!!! So be sure to watch back & enjoy some fun cards filled with Christmas cheer!!!

Merry Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Yeah it's time for our monthly 
Inspire, Create and Share 
blog hop! This month our theme is "I am Dreaming of a White Christmas", and we're showcasing ideas using white on white! We hope you enjoy this beautiful hop and will become inspired to give the white on white look a try!

Here's my creation:

Close Up!!!
Laid out flat! So pretty!
So I decided not to go with a card this time!!! This is for a special gift for a special friend who is hosting a wonderful Christmas party next week! I thought it would be a perfect way to "pretty up" the bottle of wine I will be bringing as a Hostess gift!!!

This is an amazing bundle that I know I will be using long after it retires!!! It makes a simple little bottle of something look so special!!! Plus, they are sturdy enough so she can pass it on if she likes! I have no problem with re-gifting! 

I love the look of white on white, especially for the Christmas holidays! But I thought for a "pop" the silver would be appropriately festive!!!

Items used in this little tag are Here's to Cheers stamp set, Cheerful Tags Thinlets, 
1 3/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, 
Silver Glimmer Paper, Silver Embossing Powder, VersaMark ink pad.

Now please hop on over to Candy Ford's blog & enjoy her beautiful white creation! You can get there by clicking her name here or the icon below!!!

And since this is our last hop of the year, a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah
Happy New Years, or a splendid Holiday if you celebrate something different! 
Here's to an amazing 2017 for us all!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Welcome to the first week of December's 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop!!! This month we are all about glitz & glam! Our cards will have silver and/or gold!!! Love the bling idea!!! Thanx Robbie!!!

So you're hopping here from Helen's blog!! Love her sparkle!!! After here, head to Sandy's blog! Nice to have her hopping this week!!!

So here's my card:

Here's our inspiration:

So you say Gold I'm going Gold!!! I've had this design in mind for awhile. Not sure why it came to me! lol It's a bit flashy, but I love how it turned out!!!! In the photo, the Glimmer Paper looks like snow!!! lol

So my gold here is from the amazing Gold Glimmer Paper!!! I also used the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper for the snowman! Can u say sparkle!!! lol

The additions to the snowman & the banners were made with Pink Flamingo and Candy Candy Lane Washi Tape.  Just to let ya know, the black washi has bits of gold in it!!! lol

So I simply used circle punches & created the snowman! Simple!  The letters are from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set! I don't know what I'll do if they retire this one!!!  

All finished off with Black & Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine.  I will say, it helps to add a bit of the Tombo Multi glue under the washi when working with washi on Glimmer paper! Helps it all stick!

So hope you enjoyed! I'm working on more silver & gold for next week!!!

Happy Stampin!