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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

You're the Sprinkles

Hi all,

It's been quite awhile since I've done any stamping. My mojo seems to have disappeared recently. Not sure why. I really wanted to play along with the first Paper Players challenge of the new year so I tried to come up with a card last night for Sandy's fun Valentine's pun theme.

Using the sketch from the Fusion Card Challenge, I made this.










The inside finishes the pun.



The images are from a new Lawn Fawn food set that is super cute. They are stamped with Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics then cut out with the set dies. I used a liberal application of Wink of Stella glitter on the froyos.

Thanks for stopping in today,
Colleen

Supplies
Stamps: Sweet Friends set by Lawn Fawn
Paper: SU Whisper White, X-Press It Blending card stocks, Crate Paper Love Notes patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Tempting Turquoise and Mambo Melon
Other: Sweet Friends dies, Lawn Fawn Lacy Heart Stackables dies, Die-namics Fishtail Flag die, SU paper doily, pink enamel dots, the Big Shot, foam tape, Wink of Stella clear, Red Stickles

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Thanks

Happy New Year's Eve to all,

I hope the last holiday weekend of 2017 is a happy one for you! Mr Personal Chef and I are at our friend's in the Central Coast wine country for the weekend. We've been having a fun time, as we usually do. Tonight we are going out to dinner, we'll probably be home early and watch the TV New Year's Eve shows. Nothing much exciting! How about you?

I have a quick post with another card that I made at my Mom's last week. This is a set called Lots of Lavender from the 2018 Sale-a-bration catalog. The sketch is the current Freshly Made Sketches.



Happy 2018 to all!
Thanks,
Colleen

Supplies
Stamps: Lots of Lavender set by Stampin' Up and Thanks from SU Wondercolor Wonder Card Kit
Paper: Neenah Solar White, SU Night of Navy and Rich Razzleberry card stock
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, Garden Green
Other: dimensionals

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

You Are the Sweetest

Hello everyone,

I hope your Christmas holiday was joyous and relaxing. I am spending a few days with my mom in northern California. We had a quiet Christmas and spent a few hours in the early evening driving around looking at lights in her small city, followed by a little dessert.

I brought some stamping supplies with me to play around with. What I call "stamping the old way" with just paper, ink, and stamps. No dies or embellishments other than patterned papers. I did bring some colored pencils for coloring images, a glue runner and scissors. I received my pre-order from the new Occasions catalog, so those were the stamp sets that I brought to play with.

Using the current CASE THIS SKETCH and the the Fruit Basket set and DSP pack I made this card.





The strawberries and melons were stamped and then fussy cut and popped up with mini-dimensionals.

I used more of the DSP on the inside too.



I'm at mom's for one more night, then I'm meeting up with Mr. Personal Chef at our friend's on the Central Coast wine country for New Years.

Thanks for looking in,
Colleen

Supplies
Stamps: Fruit Basket set by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White card stock, Tutti-Frutti DSP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Real Red
Other: Mini-dimensionals

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Sending You

Hi Peeps,

A very quick post this afternoon as I should be packing. I'm working in Oregon the rest of the week with a very early flight tomorrow morning. But, I couldn't let the final Paper Players Challenge of the year go by without participating.

This week, Claire is the hostess with a bright and fun color theme. Garden Green, Powder Pink, Melon mambo and Lemon Lime Twist. Mr. Personal Chef wanted one more card from me, this one for our letter carrier, so I used Claire's colors to make this.




The coffee cups are from Lil Inkers. They are stamped in the challenge colors. I used the Misti so I could get them nice and even. The background papers are SU Be Merry DSP. I found these little gum drops in the colors and thought they would be fun on the coffee cups.

Here's the inside with the greeting from Lawn Fawn. It fit!



The Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is in full swing too, so I'm posting this coffee themed card there as well.


To all my PP DT friends, Happy Holidays! You had such fun challenges this year. We'll be anxiously awaiting 2018's challenges.

Have a great rest of your week all, and thanks for checking in today,
Colleen

Supplies
Stamps: Latte Love set by Lil Inkers
Paper: SU Whisper White, Garden Green, Melon Mambo card stock and SU Be Merry DSP
Ink: SU Garden Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, SU Browns
Other: Die-namics Stitched Square die, Concord & 9th Season of Cheer die, Doodlebug enamel shapes, the Big Shot, Dimensionals

Friday, December 1, 2017

Christmas Is 'Claus' For Celebration

We've made it to Friday, woot-woot!

Hi all,
I hope your week was good. It seemed to go really fast for me. In fact, last night I realized that it was Thursday evening and I had not made my card for this week's Paper Players challenge, so I sat down at my craft table after dinner to get one done. I like to take my pictures outside, so I had to wait until this morning to do that, so I'm just squeaking in under the wire to get it posted.

This week Joanne is the hostess with a fun sketch that makes me happy because I can add layers using her sketch design. I had not used my new goodies from the Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit yet, so I pulled it out and went to work.




Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their fur elves were stamped using Memento tuxedo black on X-Press It Blending card stock using some masking, then colored with Copics. I cut them out with the largest Die-namics Stitched Oval die. The patterned papers are all from the kit, as are the flat sequins and the little candy cane sticker. I used some white Nuvo drops on the hats and Santa's suits and a yellow Spica pen on the tree's star.

The inside uses another of the set greetings and images.



We are dog sitting for our neighbors today because they are having some new windows put in. Sadie has been her before, as you may remember and she's very comfortable, but her sister, who is older can't seem to settle down. She keeps pacing around the house, even though we brought her bed over. I guess she'll settle eventually. I do need to finish some reports for work after I get this posted.

Have a nice Friday, and thanks for looking in,
Colleen

Supplies
Stamps: Christmas Squad set by Simon Says Stamp
Paper: SU Whisper White, Real Red and X-Press It Blending card stock, Doodlebug Milk and Cookies patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Real Red, Copics
Other: Die-namics Stitched Oval die, SU medium oval punch, blue and green Baker's twine, flat sequins, white Nuvo drops, Spica glitter pen, white gel pen, foam tape



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Celebrate

Hello,

My bestie, Alison, had a birthday this week. Since she's opened her presents and card now, I can post her card on my blog. I had to wait because I know she does check in here periodically.

For her card, I used the current CAS(E) This Sketch challenge layout. Using Avery Elle stamps, here's what I came up with.




Using some fun patterned papers from Websters Pages, I created the horizontal element. The champagne glasses are from the Avery Elle set Mimosas. They are stamped with Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics, then cut out with the set dies. The sentiment is Avery Elle too. I cut three, glued them together, inked the top with Distress Oxide ink and embossed with clear EP x 3. Before heating the third layer, I sprinkled some glitter on and then heat set it all. A few enamel dots and it's done. I like the way it turned out. Simple and interesting with the angled papers per the sketch.

The inside is simple too. I used some Concord & 9th stamps for the inside along with more Websters Pages PP.



Thanks for checking in. Have a great Wednesday!
Colleen

Supplies
Stamps: Mimosas set by Avery Elle and Many Mandalas set by Concord & 9th (inside)
Paper: X-Press It Blending card stock and Websters Pages Recorded patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics,  and Tim Holts Distress Oxide inks
Other: Mimosas and Sentimental set dies by Avery Elle, Stitched Square die by MFT, clear EP, heat tool, enamel dots, the Big Shot, dimensionals, Wink of Stella

Saturday, November 25, 2017

You're On the Nice List

Hi all and happy Saturday afternoon,

It's become a very gloomy afternoon in my neck of the woods. The fog has rolled in off the ocean to make for a dark and gray sky. I spent the morning doing chores and most of the afternoon shopping with a friend for Small Business Saturday. There's a street in Solana Beach with little shops known as Cedros Design Center. A few of the stores are similar to antique stores where there are little individual booths within the big building. Very fun to browse!

When I got home, I made one more Christmas card using this week's Merry Monday theme, which is to use Santa on our cards. I've used an older MFT set called Jingle All the Way.





I stamped the little reindeer using Crumb Cake ink on Neenah Desert Storm paper. Using a red Copic, I colored in their noses. The panel was trimmed down to 3.5 inches x 5.5 inches and placed on a card base that is covered with Lawn Fawn plaid holiday paper. I cut the tree and Santa images from X-Press It Blending paper and then stamped the images. They are colored with Copics and glued to the center of the top panel. The sentiment is stamped in Real Red and cut out with a Die-namics Fishtail Flag die, but I squared off the ends. I cut another from the plaid paper and glued the sentiment on top.

Here 's the inside:


On both the outside and inside Santas, I used some white Nuvo drops on the hats.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by,
Colleen

Supplies
Stamps: Jingle All the Way set by My Favorite Things
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm, X-Press It Blending and SU Crumb Cake card stocks, Lawn Fawn Christmas Plaid patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Real Red, Copics
Other: Die-namics Jingle All the Way, Fishtail Flags dies, Wink of Stella, Nuvo drops, white gel pen, the Big Shot, dimensionals