Wednesday, April 26, 2017


This week on 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are once again visiting our retiring products. We are always so sad to see some favorites go, but happy to welcome in some newbies!  

So before me is Helen's blog. And after me is Lizzy's blog.  Be sure to check to see what they will be missing!!!

So here's my card:

And Robbie's inspiration photo:
So this is probably the hardest stamp set for me to let go-Pineapple. For a lot of reasons, this is close to my heart! I have used it throughout the year for so many different projects.  It's not a fancy stamp set-in fact it only has 1 stamp in it!  But what a beauty. And the significance of the pineapple is so special-welcome to all.

I also used another sadly retiring set for the sentiment-Crazy About You. Why on earth they'd retire that one I have no idea! Such a versatile set with so many perfect sayings for just about any occasion!!!  My set is so used!!! lol

I also used the retiring In-Colors on this card.  I will miss them as I miss the In-Colors every year!But wait until you see the new ones!!! Ooh la la!!!

So bye bye Pineapple & Crazy About You! You will both be terribly missed by me!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Today we are featuring our favorite bundle!!! And I just found out it's on the Retiring List! So sad!!!    So first, welcome hoppers from Helen's blog!!! When you're finished looking here, hop on over to Lizzie's blog!! And of course-keep going!!! lol

So here's my card:

Here's Robbie's inspiration photo:

So the is the Succulent Garden Suite! I have no idea how they choose which sets to retire, because this one has been a big hit!!! I just love it's versatility!! 

Working today with my current favorite SU color-Sweet Sugarplum!!! It just jumps out at me at the moment! lol

Today's card is just a simple creation with one of the beautiful flowers u can make with the Succulent Framelits Dies!!! So pretty!!!

The background DSP is the beautiful Succulent Garden DSP.  The       Succulent Garden 3/8" Ribbon Combo pack finishes off the                  Burlap Ribbon on there!!! So simple yet so pretty!!!!

All these items can be found in the 2017 Occasions Catalog by the way! But hurry! They won't be around for long! Boohoo!!!!  

You can find the Retiring List HERE!! Remember, "as long as supplies last"!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


This week week on 
Coloring Down the Lines 
we are beginning our mourning over the 2015-2017 In-Colors! They will be leaving us in another month or so. While we wait with anticipation for the new In-Colors, we will surely miss these!!! Oddly enough, the color I liked the least in the beginning became my fave-Mint Macaron. Boy will I miss that one!!!

So as you hop, before me is Helen's blog, and after me is Lizzy's blog! You know there's lots of goodness all through this hop!!

Here's my project this week:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So I decided to do something other than a card this week! I need a "favor" of sorts for an event in a couple of weeks, and I thought this would be perfect!  It's called an Envelope Punch Board Tea Cup! Must be honest-found it on Youtube! Not my own creation! But how cute is this?! It would be perfect for some little chocolates or something! Cute presentation.

So it's fairly easy to make. Lots of scoring. The Envelope Punch Board makes the little indents in the bottom for the fold on the cup. A little embossing & some punches decorate the sides nicely! So just something fun & cute!

The stamp sets I used are Thoughts & Prayers & Petite Petals.  The tools used are the Envelope Punch Board, Circle Punches, Simply Scored, Embossing Powder & Heat Tool, Metallic Foil Doilies, Pearls Basic Jewels, Petite Petals Punch

Hope you like this project. Gonna use it for a class at our local Senior Center. I think it's a perfect little table treat for the guests!!!

Happy Stampin'!