Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Hey all! So our challenge this week on the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
I thought was going to put me over the edge! lol It turned out to be one of my faves!!!

First, I'm glad you're here! Helen's amazing blog is before mine in the hop, and Sandy's loveliness follows mine! Please be sure to hop all the way through & check them out! Comments always welcome!

So this week's challenge was to create a Valentine's Day card without using hearts! Wait-What? Well this really forced me to check out my stamp sets to see what I could do!!! I love that! I actually found several that would work perfectly for Valentine's Day that I never considered!!!  I love how this came out!

Here's the card:

And Robbie's instructions:

So this was kind of fun! I first have to say I'm thrilled that Stampin' Up! continued the Red Glitter Embossing Powder from the Holiday Catalog! I've used it more for Valentine's Day than for Christmas! lol  It is currently an addiction!

For this card, I used the Balloon Celebrations stamp set! With all the holidays, I haven't visited my regulars for a bit! Nice to see them again!  The words & lips are from the Sealed with Love stamp set! This is in our current 
Occasions Catalog! Such an awesome set!  I backed the balloons with the beautiful Sending Love DSP, and embellished with the 
Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack.  It's actually a very simple card, but I love how it came out! Valentines with no heart! lol Doesn't sound right does it?!

So I'm so anxious to see what my hop-mates come up with!!! Tomorrow more Sending Love DSP in our Product Spotlight!!!  Hope you enjoy!

Happy Stampin'!


  1. I, too, thought this would be a stretch, but you just never know what a little thinking outside the box will do. I love your "Valentine." Good job.

  2. What a super cute idea to make balloons!!! I love that idea! They look like they could almost be lollipops too! Love it!