Thursday, December 8, 2016

Today's feature - Twinkle Trees and Tin of Tags

Good morning!  Today is the beginning of a new endeavor!  A few friends of mine and I are starting a new hop today... it will run every Thursday.  The idea of this hop is to feature something specific, maybe a certain stamp set or framelit set, and all use the same item so that you can get several different ideas on how to use something...

Since we are new to this, and because each person actually has to have the featured item to play along,there are only two of us today - so be sure to hop to both and see what we have for you.

Today's featured stamp sets are actually two sets...  we wanted to feature Twinkle Trees, but since it doesn't contain a greeting, we wanted to add an additional set so we could throw a greeting in there too!  Here is what I have for you:

This card is pretty simple - only two colors, some ribbon and a little embossing... but I have done something else here, can you spot it?  The mug in the Twinkle Trees set is only one, with the handle on the right side.  Since I wanted two facing mugs ("Cheers!"), I had to use the reflection technique!  Be sure to check back soon, and I will upload a video for you on how to do this... Here are the supplies I used today:

In the meantime, please visit Robbie's blog for her take on these sets!
Thanks for hopping by!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Silver and Gold (and a video too!)

Good morning!  It is Wednesday again, so we will be hopping today!  The theme for our hops in December is Silver and Gold... we can use other colors too, but we must use silver and/or gold in our project...  I bet there will be a lot of sparkle this month!  You may have started with Robbie...  good! Her crafts are always nice.  After checking out my project here, and maybe even watching the YouTube video on how to make this at home, be sure to follow the link below to continue on the hop!

Tis the season to make hostess gifts... and I thought this would be a great gift for your holiday parties... an adorable wall hanging!

The outside edge of this shadowbox frame is 10"x10"

The video link below tells you where I got my frame, and the little ornaments...  

So this week I was playing with my Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you are not yet a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin, you want to be sure to get in on this...  it would be a great gift for a crafter you know and love also!  You can buy prepaid kits as gifts, or you can subscribe to the monthly plan, which means they just bill you each month as it ships - both ways will get you crafting!

Here is the video so you can get out there and make one of these for yourself!

Here are the supplies I used this week:

Now hop along to Helen and see what kind of sparkle she's got this week!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A month of Thankful...

Good morning and welcome to the Coloring Down the Lines blog hop.  This month our ladies have been doing all "thanks" type cards...  Well I have been creating a ton, and even posting here, but have done something wrong to my blog - so nothing has been posting!  Let's see if we can get this one to work!

You may have hopped over from Robbie - perfect - and a great place to start...  you can keep hopping along after checking out this card and you will eventually end up right back where you began... a great way to not miss anything...

So I saw a card like this on Pinterest, and LOVED it... I thought it would be a great technique to teach my Wednesday morning ladies, so we made this not too long ago... then I mailed it to my parents, because, well, I am very thankful for them!  Here's what I have for you today:

This is a spotlight technique, and I think it is very clean and neat.  Love that in a card...

Hope you liked that - now hop along to Helen's blog and see what she is thankful for this month!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Halloween again!!

Good morning, and welcome back!  Today is another Halloween coloring down the lines hop... I almost called it a Hallo-week!  Perfect too, I guess!

I have seen a few cards like this around, so I had to play with it...  I am loving the new Paisley framelits, and they lend themselves so well as ghosts...  what do you think?

The ghosts are popping right out of the spooky dresser!!  This is just a fun twist on a very classic baby card, but it sure is fun, right?  Here is a more normal use of this style of card:

I used rhinestones on the Halloween card as the drawer pulls, and softer pearls on the baby card, and set the drawers askew on the Halloween card, but you can see how they are super similar.

I will list the supplies for both cards below, but if you need clarification on supplies for a specific one, just leave a comment below!

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to hop on to Joni to see what she has for you today!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Halloween

Good morning!  I know it has been a long time since I have written here, but it really is NOT that I have not been creating (lots of negatives there, but you follow me, right?).  I have been creating like crazy for classes, classes, classes!!  If you live in the Chicago area, you should definitely come check us out! Click HERE to learn more...

In the meantime, thanks for joining us on this hop!  Here is what I have for you today:

You have to love these little mummies, and with the new cookie cutter punch (makes the mummy and his little bow tie), this card happens in a snap!  What you CAN'T see, is that I have a white panel inside (to write on), and I stamped the dripping "blood" on it.(from the stamp set that has the bricks in it... see below.. so so so cute!  You can also pop those little bow ties up on the mummies heads to look like hair bows...  Here is what I used:

Now be sure to hop around here...  you can go back to Robbie, or forward to Helen... we form a circle, so you won't miss a thing!!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Movie Monday - Magic Card

Hello there!  Happy Monday!  Today's video is long again (I know, I am sorry), so don't open this email at work, wait until you are in your craftroom to watch this video, so that you can make one along with me!  This is a Magic Card - which is so cool, pretty much everyone you give it to will want to play with it for a long time, then they will take it apart to see how it works!  Ready for another long one??  Here it goes!

Monday, August 15, 2016

WooHoo - I'm back!

Hi there - as you may remember from my last post, I was away for awhile on our annual family hiking trip... but - I'M BACK! 

Today is Monday, and I have a very special Movie Monday for you!  Today you are going to want to grab a DOUBLE coffee, a pen and a very large sheet of paper (no, a little post-it note is not going to cut it today!)!

Today I am showing you my Holiday 2016 preview order!  I will open the box for the first time right before your eyes - and you are going to LOVE this new catalog - it is a bundle wonderland!  Warning - this video is almost a half of an hour long, so you want to open this when you have a few minutes to yourself so that you can really enjoy this sneak peek into the new holiday catalog!

As always, if you find something you really love, please don't hesitate to contact me!  I can't order anything for you from this catalog until September 1st, unless you would like to join my team...  for only $99 (plus tax, but shipping for this order is FREE), you can pick $125 worth of merchandise of your choice, to include the new holiday catalog merchandise!  If you would like to join my team, you can click HERE for more information, or you can just click HERE to get started right away!

In the meantime - here is your Movie Monday video!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Reds

Hi there!  It has been so long since I have posted!  I was away with my family on our annual hiking trip - this year we went to Oregon and Yosemite...  I was able to see some of my old high school friends from my school in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (go Olympics!!), and got to breathe in some awesome fresh air!

This week, we are hopping with shades reds!  You may have started with Robbie, but if you started with me - no worries, if you hop all of the way around, you will see all of our cards!

I have used Real Red, Rose Red, and Cherry Cobbler in my project today.  Here is what I have for you!

I used some great new products in this week's card - check them out here!!

Thanks for stopping by - be sure to hop on over to  Helen's website to check out what she has for you this week!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Coloring Down the Lines - Floral fun!

Good morning, hoppers!  Okay, so maybe you haven't hopped just yet, but if you click on one of the links below, you can be sure to hop through our gang and see all kinds of different projects from our inspiration photo/colors...Here's what we have for you this week...

Beautiful, right?  Looks like a fiesta in the garden, doesn't it?  So, I just had to do a floral card for you...
check it out!

Join me for the party in my garden!  This is the first time using this new stamp set for me, and I had such fun, that I decided to share this card with my Midweek Mingle class...  I wanted them to see how easy it is to really "make" your own designer paper.  I also wanted to show them how to adjust framelits to fit their needs - so I did that here!  But I didn't want the fun to end just yet, so I added a gift tag to the mix...  Here it is!

I cut the cutest part of the tag off in this photo (sorry, as my son says, I have "mad knot untying skills", but not so much on the photography)... in any case, the top of this tag is the bomb!  I used one of the flower framelits from our catalog to cut just the top of the tag to be adorable!  You'll have to trust me on this one! (Or you could come to one of my fun classes and learn how to do this yourself!! - but register early, these Wednesday morning classes fill up fast!

Okay - so now it really IS time for you to hop along...  you can hop forward to Helen, or you can hop backwards to Robbie... either way you will be happy to see the whole gang!!  I have been crafting up a storm... just not blogging up a storm... I will try to get some pictures up soon for you!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

ICS Blog hop - Introducing 2016-2018 In colors

Hello everyone - thanks for stopping by!  I have been out of this hop for a very long time, and I have missed this gang so much!  You are probably hopping over from Darla's website - I do love that girl, and boy can she create!  I hope I can show you a little inspiration love from the new In Color collection.

Personally, I am a fan of green and blue together, and this new in color combo - Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim are no exception! Also, since my life has been such a whirlwind lately, I thought a good old spinner card was in order!

Here is what I have for you tonight:

Much as my teenager (help me) believes...  yes, my world really does revolve around "u"...

It's always a bit tricky to catch in a photo, but after coloring the world here with my Emerald Envy and
Dapper Denim markers, I then colored over the ocean area with my Wink of Stella pen!

I hope you enjoyed my card for you tonight -  I will probably have a video for you soon on this technique, but in the meantime, I have recently added a fun gel card tutorial on my YouTube channel - you should come check it out!
Here are the materials I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by - be sure to continue the hop over to see what Deb has for you tonight by clicking on the Next button below!  And don't forget to pin these cards on your Pinterest boards - I am sure you will want to play with some of these designs!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Late in the day - but MOVIE MONDAY

Yay~  it may be late in the day, but it is still MONDAY!!  I taped this video a while ago, just didn't have time to let you know a little about it!  We made this card recently in a Stamp a Stack, and its simplicity and fabulocity (I know that is not REALLY a word, but I do have a stamp with that, and it really should be...), was very popular!!  This is a hostess set, meaning, you can only order it with "hostess rewards"...  if you have an order yourself for over $150, or if you would like to host an event with me - even a Facebook or virtual event, then you can even get this set for FREE~~  Check out this video!

Thanks for your patience!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Movie Monday - Hydrangea Punch art card!

Hello!  Monday again!  I was away last week - visiting family in the great state of Texas, but I am back now and ready to craft!  I hardly did any stamping while I was away, and can't wait to get started.  I did manage to sneak time to send in a HUGE order from the new catalog, which should arrive TOMORROW (I love ya, tomorrow), so I should be creating all kinds of new stuff!!  But for today...yep!  Movie Monday.  I had many comments and questions about my hydrangea card posted here a few weeks ago, so I put together a video tutorial for you!  Hope you love it!

Grab your coffee and let's get started!!  If you receive this update in your email inbox, you will probably need to click on the title above to get you to YouTube to be able to watch it!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Yay!  I couldn't sleep last night.  I have to tell you that, because I thought it was so silly - but I couldn't sleep, because I knew that the new catalog would be up and running this morning!  There are so many things in there that I just LOVE, and I have been tweaking my order for the last month to get it ready (Stampin' Up! demonstrators get to see the catalogs a month early - and even order some of the stuff!!).  As ready as I thought I was with my order, last night at midnight I pulled it up and played with it some more!!  No, sadly, I did NOT get everything I want from this beauty - trying to pace myself - but I did get a bunch of fabulous items to play with... new colors, new paper, new stamps...

I probably won't sleep for a month now - the first week I will be anticipating that fun Brown truck (bless UPS), then I will be too excited to sleep with all of the creations dancing in my head!!

Would you like your very own copy??  Click here to email me, you can click HERE to see it online!!

Here are some of my favs!!

I have to run and make room in my craft room now!  Gonna be a BIG sale!  watch for details!!
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