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Friday, January 18, 2019

You're Stuck With Me

Happy Friday all,

It's still coming down here in Southern California. I can't remember when we've had this many continuous days of rain. Other than having to navigate the freeways, I've been enjoying it. Another thing I'm going to enjoy is a three day weekend. I'm taking today off and going with a friend to the Spa at Torrey Pines for a little R & R. I'm having both a massage and a facial. She is doing a wrap and a scrub, then we'll have a late lunch at the restaurant, which is one of the best around. Now that I've made you completely envious, LOL, I'll get to my cards.

I realized last night that I hadn't made a card for this week's Paper Players Challenge, so after dinner I sat down to remedy that. This week Anne has a very pretty color challenge of Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and a color of our choice. I decided on Pretty In Pink and along with some new stamps, dies and stencils from Concord & 9th, made a couple of cards. This first one uses Jen M's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.

I started by making a background using the new Concord & 9th turnabout stencil and the four SU inks. After that was finished, I cut out the cactus using the new To the Point dies. Using the other dies in the set, I cut them from various SU card stocks. The center Pool Party piece is dry embossed with the SU Sequins Dynamic embossing folder. For the card base, I again used the turnabout stencil with the same ink color as the card stock for a tone on tone effect. Using a super old SU corner punch, I punched out two Daffodil Delight corners and stuck them behind opposite corners so they just peak out.

For the second card, I used more of the colorful background that I made and the same cactus die. The inspiration for this layout comes from the CAS(E) this Sketch! sketch.

The card base is Pool Party and stamped with the To the Point turnabout set using Pool Party ink. The greeting is in the die set with the cactus and other elements. 

On both cards, I added a few birdies and a butterfly from a pack of Amy Tangerine puffy stickers. They seemed to fit well with the challenge colors and the desert card themes.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Friday!

Stamps: To the Point Turnabout set by Concord & 9th
Paper: SU Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pretty In Pink, X-Press It Blending cardstocks
Ink: SU Grapefruit Grove, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pretty In Pink, Memento tuxedo black
Other: Concord & 9th Faceted Turnabout stencil, Concord & 9th To the Point dies, SU corner punch, Lawn Fawn banner die, Die-namics Pierced Banner die, SU Sequins Dynamic Embossing folder, Gemini Jr, Big Shot, diemensionals


  1. Colleen, ah... how wonderful it must feel to have rain! I remember living in CA and going for MONTHS without rain and how great it felt - and how the air just smelled so good! Anyway, love your cactus card. The paper piecing was an inspired idea. Fabulous use of the colors. So glad you shared this with us at the Paper Players this week

  2. What a fun card! I love how you stamped your own background to make that great cactus! Enjoy your spa weekend and thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. I LOVE these! So cute with the colors...fresh and fun! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!


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