Wednesday, February 22, 2017


This week on 
Coloring Down the Lines 
we are featuring our favorite techniques!

If you are hopping with us, you probably arrived from Helen's blog!! Be sure to continue on to Lizzy's blog, then keep going! Join our hop all the way around!!!

So here's my card:

Here's Robbie's inspiration photo:

So I went through all the wonderful techniques I've learned in my many, many years of stamping. Which was my favorite? That's a tough one, but I really ended up going with my "go-to", which to me would indicate a favorite! Watercoloring! Not a fancy schmancy technique-just a plain & simple yet fun & effective technique!

I chose one of our beautiful new stamp sets to feature the watercoloring technique. It's the Beautiful You stamp set.   When I first saw it I was like meh! But now it's one of my faves!!! So pretty!

Here's another example of watercoloring with this stamp set. 

I saw a similar card somewhere so I decided to put my own take on it! Just a different experiment with the Watercolor Pencils & the Blender Pens on the Watercolor Paper. Fun.  

Materials used in these 2 cards include: Beautiful You stamp set,   Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pens, Pop of Pink DSP, Falling Petals Textured Embossing Folder, Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (from 
Sale-a-bration Catalog), embellishments from My Paper Pumpkin, 
Pearls Perfect Jewels, Pop of Pink Washi Tape


Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, February 16, 2017


This week we are featuring the beautiful 
Carried Away Designer Series Paper available ONLY in the amazing 
Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!! This is gorgeous DSP that can be used for so many occasions!  This week I am featuring it in an unlikely way!

To see so many beautiful uses of this paper, be sure to visit our little group-before me is Amanda at Our Crafty Playdate,
 and after me is Robbie at inkedX2!! Check them out also!!!

So here's my card:

Yes, this is some of that beautiful paper! It's really designed to use with all our hot-air balloon stamps featured this year, but I needed something soft for the dragonfly wings. I just love how this looks! I wanted to feature that even if the DSP is specific to some theme, it can always be used for something different!!!!

This is the beautiful Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Bundle! It includes the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlets! This is such a beautiful bundle!!! The ribbon is the beautiful 
Peek-a-Boo Peach Ruched Ribbon!!! 

The purchase of the bundle & ribbon will earn you the DSP for FREE!!!!! Check it out HERE!!!!  If you choose to make this your own, be sure to use the Hostess Code CJC2DM2H
 at checkout!!!!

So go visit my neighbor's beautiful blogs & see what they've done with the gorgeous DSP! We will be featuring it again next week, so don miss more beautiful ideas!!! You will NEED this when you are finished!!! lol

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


This week our little blog hop 
Coloring Down the Lines 
is featuring an item(s) from the amazing Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!! I'm using my FAVORITE set ever!!!!

So if you are "hopping" with us, Helen is before me, and Lizzy is after me! Be sure to keep going & check out everyone's blog!!! Such great ideas here!!!

So here's my photo:

And here's Robbie's inspiration photo:

Hey Chick is my favorite stamp set ever!!! I think those little chicks are so cute!!!!! This is a very simple little card made using the Stamp-a-ma-Jig!!! This is such an overlooked but critical tool for stamp placement. And this card needs perfect placement!!! We made this card in our class last weekend!

The coloring is done using our amazing new Watercolor Pencils and the Blender Pens! The sentiment is from the Crazy About You stamp set!!! 

Such a sweet little stamp set which you can get for FREE from our 
Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!! Right now if you wish to order you can go HERE and use the Hostess Code CJC2DM2H when you order! You can get your 
Hey Chick stamp set and lots of other items for FREE with every $50 you spend!!! Best sale of the year!!!!!

Now go hop around!!! Enjoy these amazing ideas!!!

Happy Stamping'!!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Hello hoppers! This week on our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are featuring items from the absolutely AMAZING 
2017 Occasions Catalog!!!!!

You may be hopping here from Helen's blog! Be sure to continue on to     Lizzy's blog when you're finished here!!!

So here's my card this week:

Here's Robbie's inspiration photo:

So I've been dying to play with this amazing bundle-the beautiful 
Lift Me Up Bundle!! It has the Lift Me Up stamp set and the 
Up and Away Thinlets dies!!!  It makes such beautiful balloon creations!! 

This card is one that we will be making in my Spring All-Occasions card class this weekend! So they are getting a sneak peek here! lol

There is actually some DSP from the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!! 
The Carried Away DSP is just perfect to go with this bundle!!! And you can even get this beautiful DSP pack for FREE with the bundle!!! Ask me how! I'd love to tell ya!!! lol

So hope you enjoyed my creation from the Occasions Catalog this week!!! I wish I could blow away to someplace warm in this balloon! We have a foot of the white stuff on the way tomorrow! Ugh!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017


It's February on the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!  
We are featuring Valentine's projects this month!!! Bringing the Love!!!

Here's my project:

I am so in love with this stamp set-Sealed with Love! I have used it for a ton of projects!!! The little envelope is so much fun!!! It is actually part of a great Valentine's suite which includes the Love Notes Framelits, Sending Love Embellishments, and the Sending Love Ribbon Combo pack. There is also a cute DSP pack which I did not use this time! This is all available in the amazing Occasions Catalog

Other materials used are the Happy Hearts TIEF (Textured Impression Embossing Folder!) and the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies and the 
Mini Paper Clips Combo Pack.

This was a fun Valentine's project to make! I hope you enjoyed! Now you can go see so many more beautiful projects as you hop through our blog hop!!! Begin with Anna's blog who is next in line! Click on her name or the icon below! Then just keep going!!!We love it when you leave us comments!!!

Happy Stampin'!


Hello there!!! Welcome to February!!! Lots of fun here on our 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
this month!!!  We start off with Projects! 

So before me in the hop is Helen!!! Following me is Lizzy!!! Make sure to keep hopping & visit our other hop-mates! Such cool ideas here!!!

Here's my project:

And Robbie's direction sheet:

So this was a tough one for me. I'm really a card girl! I'm not so much into the cutesie little bags & boxes & such. I mean they're awesome & fun to get & look at. But I'm just not one to send or give them! So I had to dig into my stash of ideas for this week!!

This is a treat that was around a few years ago. I forget what its called, but I call it the Flippin' Tag Card!!! lol  I figured I'd whip it up as a Valentine's treat for my club girls to make this week! It's a fun project without being too elaborate! Ya just pull up that tag & viola! A special tag treat awaits!

This one uses a lot of my Valentines Day goodies! The stamp set used is 
Sealed with Love. There's some Silver Glimmer Paper in there too. Other supplies used are the Sweetheart Punch, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Happy Heart TEIF, and Silver Embossing Powder.  

Hope this inspired you! If you'd like to learn how to make one of these cards, let me know! I'd love to do a class for a few of your friends!!! Plus, it's still Sale-a-Bration time so you could earn some amazing free stuff!!!!!

Happy Stampin'