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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Make A Wish

Well hello!

My blog has been quiet for the past few weeks because we were on our annual vacation to Cape Cod. We go every year with friends that live in Franklin, MA. We rent a house very close to Mayflower Beach in Dennis. It's always a fun and relaxing vacation. After our week "down the Cape," we went to Vermont where we took a cooking class at the King Arthur Flour company. We made three sweet breads. A six braided loaf, our choice of either a poppy seed twist or a raspberry twist and cinnamon rolls. All were quite yummy!

Mr Personal Chef and I got home to San Diego on Wednesday evening and we both worked Thursday and Friday. Lots of errands, etc on Saturday to do, so today was my free day. I went for a 4.5 mile walk in the early am, watched some baseball mid-day and then hit my craft room.

My friends at The Paper Players have a fun theme challenge this week called The Great Outdoors. I broke out a Lawn Fawn set that I bought a few months ago, as it seemed perfect for the challenge.


Using this week's CAS(E) This Sketch for my layout, the card came together pretty fast. I started with a piece of watercolor paper that I smooched with distress inks in blues and purples with a very liberal amount of water. I used my heat tool to dry the panel, then added another layer of brighter blue ink. The constellations and stars are stamped with SU White Craft ink and heat embossed with SU white EP. The card base and grassy hill are SU Night of Navy card stock and the sentiment is stamped with SU Night of Navy ink.

The foxes are stamped with Memento black on X-Press It card stock and colored with Copics, then cut out with the corresponding Lawn Fawn dies. Finally, I scattered some sequins around and used silver Nuvo drops in the center of the "shooting star."

Here's the inside. (Love this little heart constellation!)

Here are a couple pictures of the goodies we made during our class at KAF. It was a super fun class.

It's going to be a very busy work week for me. I'll be in four different cities this week, but all within driving distance which means I can sleep in my own bed at night. Always a good thing! I hope you all have a great week.

Thanks for stopping in,

Stamps: Upon A Star set by Lawn Fawn
Paper: SU Night of Navy and X-Press It Blending card stock and Strathmore watercolor paper
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks, Memento tuxedo black, Copics, SU Night of Navy and Craft White
Other: SU white EP, heat tool, Upon A Star and Grassy Hill Lawn Cuts, Nuvo Drops, sequins, the Big Shot, Wink of Stella, dimensionals


  1. Super sweet take on the sketch! I love it!

  2. Oh Colleen, this is adorable! I love that you were inspired by the night time sky in the challenge badge. And what a gorgeous night sky you've created too--lovely colors. This stamp set is adorable...so glad you joined the Paper Players in The Great Outdoors!

  3. What a cute scene!Adorable images too.Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  4. Colleen, your vacation sounds wonderful and your breads look absolutely yummy! What a beautiful scene you created and I love those adorable little creatures. Stunning card.
    So glad you joined us this week

  5. Colleen, this is fabulous! I love the distressed background the the adorable fox staring at the night sky!
    Your vacation sounds wonderful! Those yummy creations look delicious! Wish I had a sample of each!
    So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX


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