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Friday, November 17, 2017

Bountiful Blessings

Happy Friday all,

I'm "working" from home today. Gotta love those Friday office days. I do have to attend a two hour training class via the internet in about 30 minutes, but after that, I'm calling it a week. It's rainy here in SoCal and perfect for making more holiday cards.

Today, I have a Thanksgiving/Fall themed card made to fit a few challenges. This week's Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge is a color challenge using Dark Brown, Yellow and Rust. The current Curtain Call Challenge theme is Acorns. Using some older Taylored Expressions sets, I made my card.

I started by stamping the the images using Memento tuxedo black, for the open stamps, and SU inks in Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, and Cajun Craze, for the solid stamps. The open images are colored with Copics.  After the stamping and coloring was finished, I trimmed the panel down to 3.75 by 5.0 inches and layered it onto an Early Expresso panel dry embossed with the TE Fall Leaves EF. The card base is Crushed Curry card stock. I cut the TE label and stamped the sentiment and squirrel, layered it over some copper twine and popped it up on the front of the card with dimensionals. A few enamel shapes in rust finish it off.

I used the TE Fall Wreath set for the inside.

Thanks for looking in today. Enjoy your Friday afternoon.

Stamps: Falling For You and Fall Wreath sets by Taylored Expressions
Paper: SU card stocks: Very Vanilla, Crushed Curry, Early Expresso
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU Crushed Curry, Early Expresso, Cajun Craze, Copics
Other: TE Label die, TE Fall Leaves EF, twine, enamel shapes, The Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. That little squirrel is the cutest! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Ink Paper this week!

  2. How adorable! Love that little squirrel and the patterned paper is perfect for our color challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  3. Colleen... what a fabulous background you have created...so love it! Thank you so much for joining Curtain Call this week.

  4. I think this is the cutest! What a fun challenge, I think I need to find some acorns and play along! I love the background you created, as well as the inside! Great way to use our colors! Thanks for playing with our SIP challenge this week!

  5. Super cute take on the inspiration photo!


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