Wednesday, May 24, 2017


So this week on the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are thinking "summer"! Thank goodness because here in New England it seems as tho the only we we are ever gonna see summer is to "think it"!!! Cold, rainy, raw. Blah!

Before me this week is Amanda!!!! After me is Lizzy! Be sure to visit their blogs! And don't forget to hop over to Robbie's too!

So here's my card:

And Robbie's inspiration photo:

This is totally what summer is to me! Ocean! Beach!  This fun little stamp set 
A Day at the Beach is from the Occasions Catalog-soon to be gone! This one is one that will live in my stash forever! I love anything beach! And the sun, flip flops & sunglasses seem to tell that story! Hard to see but there's a bit of bling on the side of the sunglasses-of course!! lol

The Seaside embossing folder is the perfect "beach/wave" folder! The pics were colored with the Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pen. Soft & easy-for summer!  The sentiment is from the brand new Colorful Seasons in the brand new 
Annual Catalog-SOON TO BE LIVE!! Can't wait!!!!  Lots of fun to play with there!!!

So I hope i gave u a touch of summer. I so need it! Pray we get some here in New England so I don't grow moss on my frigid body! lol

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Hey there! This week on 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are creating shape cards!!! Haven't done this in awhile so kinda excited to share! This week's card combines the old with the new!

So today you're hopping FROM Robbie to me, the after me TO Lizzy!  Small group this week! But amazing nonetheless!

So here's my card:

Here is Robbie's inspiration photo:

So I have to admit, I couldn't wait to use some of my new goodies from the brandy new Annual Catalog!!!! It goes live so soon!!! But these In-Colors-yowza!!!!!!

So my shape is round-obviously!!! lol I pulled out some of my old retired    Circle Framelits for this one. I love the big scallop-edge circle for a shape card! Gotta admit-not the first time I've done this! lol

Now, the colors!!!! Yes, 2 of the new In-Colors-Berry Burst &              Lemon-Lime Twist! So pretty!!!!!  The DSP peeking out is from the new   Color Theory Series Paper Stack! Perfect for the generic cards!

What is that flower you ask? Well let me tell you! It's from the Daisy Delight stamp set punched out with the coordinating Daisy Punch!  Awesome right?? The sentiment is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!!! New & fun!!!!!

So hope you enjoyed this simple little card! I kept it simple so you could actually get a good look at the stamp sets! So glad I finally got to play with my new goodies!!! Can't wait to play some more!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


This week on the 
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop 
we are saying goodbye to our favorite embossing folders that will be retiring the end of the month! So sad to see any of them go!!

But first, check out all our blogs! Helen's blog is before mine & Lizzy's is after me!!! Then keep hopping! Lots of ideas! The folders may be retiring, but they still work just fine!!! So while the new catalog leaves them out, I know I won't!!!

Here's my card:

Here's the inspiration photo:

So this is a very simple card to highlight the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I so can't believe they are retiring it!!! It's a pretty popular  folder! Oh well. I know they'll come up with something equally as lovely!!!! But it's still one of my faves!

I also used the retiring 15-17 In-Colors. I so love this Cucumber Crush! I thought the green worked well with the little frog!

Which brings me to the retiring Hostess stamp set Luv ya Lots!  This little frog is so cute, as are the other little critters in the set. The elephant-luv!!!!!!

It is finished off with the Metallic Ribbon Combo (from the Holiday Catalog) and the Oval Layering Framelits-NOT retiring!! Cute, simple little card!!!

I just got my pre-order from the new Annual Catalog!!! Whoa!!! So cool!!!!!! I can't wait to share the new In-Colors with you!!! Super pretty!!!!!! The DSP is the best yet, and the stamp sets are so nice!!!! I also have catalogs!!! If you would like one, please let me know!!! They are here for you!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


This month on the 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop 
we are featuring things that are "girlie"!!! And what is more girlie than PINK!!! lol  

Here's my card:

I really wanted to feature some of my fave items from the '16-'17 Annual Catalog & '17 Occasions Catalog!!! So much is retiring! I will miss both of these stamp sets so much!!!!

So I used the Melon Mambo color scheme for the whole girlie thing!!! lol  The DSP is the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP from the Annual Catalog!  I just tried to really "girlie" it up with some beautiful falsies on the hot little flamingo-eyelashes that is!!!!

The stamp sets are the Pop of Paradise from the Annual and Hey Chick from the Occasions!  Both of them have been used extensively by me! I will honestly miss them both! Altho there are some newbies that I'm sure will fill in the void!!! lol

Other items used are the Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine, Wink of Stella, Diamond Basic Jewels
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.

Now to see some more girlie cards please hop on to Deb's Flying Stamper!!! You can either click her name or the icon below! Then be sure to keep going right through the hop! Lots of great stuff to see!!! We love comments so feel free to leave one!!!!

Happy Stampin'!


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