Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Here we are-our last 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop of November! Wow! Where did the month go??? Well we are happy to share one more week of thanks with you! Then on to the big show!!!

You've probably arrived here from Helen's happenin' blog! When you are through hop over to Lizzy's blog for some thankful cheer!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So this was just a fun card to use some items I haven't brought out in awhile. I wanted to use my Swirly Scribbles Framelits. Haven't seen them in awhile! There is a stamp set to go with, but I didn't use it here!

You may recognize the 15-17 In-Colors here! Strawberry Slush, Cucumber Crush & Tip-Top Taupe! It was a dreary day when I created this so I wanted something bright to cheer things up!

The beautiful background is from the Affectionately Yours DSP. The only embellishments are the Burlap Ribbon, Natural Twine & Pearl Basic Jewels.  The sentiment is from the Crazy About You stamp set!

So just a fun card this week! Next week we begin the month of December! And you can probably guess what we will be featuring then!!! Can I just say-BLING!!! WOOHOO!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


Well it's Thanksgiving week!!! And our third week of thank you cards on our 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop!!!  
This has been a fun month! Lots of great thank you cards with one more week to go!

You may be hopping here from Helen's blog! Be sure to hop on over to 
Lizzy's blog next!!! I'm very "thankful" to be the bologna in their sandwich! lol

Here's my card this week:

Here's the inspiration:

So this is a fairly simple card for a reason-it's designed for a good friend who did something really nice last week or me! She is awesome, and she likes the simple things in life! Not really flashy or busy! She loves my CAS (Clean & Simple) cards. So this is for her!

The flower is from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits collection! I love these! There is a cool stamp set to match! But I didn't use it for this card.

I used my favorite DSP like ever-Serene Scenery!! I love this little pack!!!! It just add such a pop! When you see it in person, this card actually looks textured!!! It's so cool!!!

To finish it off, I simply added some Burlap Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels, and a sentiment from Sheltering Tree! Simple yet effective!!!!

I would like to wish you all a happy and safe Thanksgiving! And always remember to be thankful for the little things in life!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Here at our 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop we are continuing our month of thanks! Hopefully you have enjoyed our designs & are thinking about the amazing things in your own life for which to be thankful! 

Welcome back hoppers from Helen's blog!! We missed you last week! Onward to Lizzy's after here!!! I know you'll enjoy them all!!!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration this week:

So I wanted to do something pretty for Thanksgiving! I absolutely LOVE this Paisley Suite!  I want to just stamp away!!!

So the stamp set is called Paisleys & Posies! It has the most amazing matching Paisley Framelits!!! It's so easy & versatile1 Perfect for any occasion! It's my current fave! You'll see lots of it! lol

I heat embossed the images with Copper Embossing Powder on our most beautiful Copper Foil Sheets! Wow are these beautiful in person!!! The embossing really brings it out too!!!!  Then I added some Burlap Ribbon and a few Pearl Basics to finish it off! I'm very happy with how this card turned out!!!

All these items are in the Holiday Catalog!  We are never sure if they will be carried over into the Annual Catalog! So if you see something you like, then grab it while you can!!! This catalog is only good until the end of December!! 

Now hop away to see how everyone else is showing thanks!!!

Happy Stamping'!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016


Welcome to Week 2 of Thanks here on the 
Coloring Down the Lines 
Blog Hop!!!  November is definitely the month for gratitude!!

Hello hoppers from Robbie's blog! Don't forget to head over to Lizzy's blog when u r through here!! We are only 4 this week! But 4 Strong!!!

Here's my card:

Here's our inspiration photo:

So one more week without going all fall! Because I totally have one beautiful fall thank you's coming up! I just wanted something that didn't make me focus on the winter days ahead! I'm such a summer girl that the thought of cold and nastiness ahead just makes me quiver! But the warmth of Thanksgiving holiday & Christmas ahead warm my heart! But this week, just a cute thank you card!

So I visited my old friend Grateful Bunch stamp set! This one is so striking! Especially when you cut out the flowers with the coordinating Blossom Punch. They really pop!  All the stamping, including the sentiment, is from that one set! I like to feature the stamp sets that way. Show their versatility.

I simply punched out a tag with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and added a bit of Night of Navy Bakers Twine for affect!  Hope you like & feel loved & thanked!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Welcome to this month's 
Inspire, Create, Share Bog Hop!!! 
This month we are "giving thanks" with our 
My Paper Pumpkin 

So first, here's my card this month-the altered My Paper Pumpkin card:

Here are the original My Paper Pumpkin cards as included in the kit:

So our job this month was to create an altered card/project using materials from the October My Paper Pumpkin kit! Now the kits usually reflect the concepts for the following month-so October was for November. Make sense? Give ya time to craft!! So our October kid was for giving Thanks!

Well, there are so many beautiful ways to alter the intended creations from the original kit. You can use other beautiful Stampin' Up! materials to create something else, or you can use only the exclusive kit materials to create something different! I always like to use the materials exclusive to the kit so you can see the versatility of the kit! They give you the card ideas, but it's fun to come up with other ideas.  You will see both examples on this blog hop!

So all the materials used in my altered card come from the kit! No extras!  Maybe you got an idea on how to alter your kit!!!

If you love these creations and want to explore My Paper Pumpkin for yourself, visit my store & check it out! Just click the link above! I'd love to help you discover the fun!!!! One month, 3 months, 6 months or even a year!!! The kits even come with an exclusive stamp set each month!!! Everything you need to create the monthly project is included!!! Plus lots of extras for your other projects! Join the fun!!!

Now keep hopping onto Darla's blog and beyond to see the versatility of these amazing monthly kits!!!! You can get there by clicking her name here or the icon for our hop below!!!

Happy Stampin'!!



Welcome to the season of thanks on the 
Coloring Down the Lines 
blog hop! Perfect for the month of Thanksgiving!!!

Today I'm thankful for the hoppers from Helen's blog!!! Enjoy here then hop over to Lizzy's blog! They will help you get "thankful" for the season! lol

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So I've been doing so much fall, Halloween & even Christmas crafting that I decided to take a break from that mode! Thought maybe it'd be nice to be reminded of spring on its way??? Well it can't hurt to hope!!!

I started this whole project off with the amazing 
Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes!! The color doesn't show well here, but the Crumb Cake goes so beautifully with the Night of Navy card stock and the beautiful Affectionately Yours DSP! I don't use much blue for the months in the fall so this was fun!!!

The beautiful flower was cut with the Botanical Builders Framelits.  A very monochromatic project-only 2 colors!! These cards are a bit smaller than a standard crafted card, but they are perfect for a quick note! And they can be mailed with a regular stamp!!

And taking from our fearless leader Robbie, my envelope is not naked! Partially clad with the easy image from Botanical Blooms!!! A couple of nice sentiments & it's a great little card! Shhhh-someone is actually getting a set of these for Christmas!!!

So THANK YOU for joining us this week! 

Happy Stampin'!!