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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thank You For Your Kindness

Happy Thursday evening peeps,

It's been one of those weeks again. Tons of driving and long work days. I sat down Tuesday after dinner, fairly late actually, and tried to come up with something for this week's Paper Players Challenge. The awesomely creative Joanne is the hostess this week with a theme challenge of thankful. While looking through my sets, I came across this Altenew set and decided on it. I also wanted to use fall colors so that I could enter my card to this week's Sunday Stamps Color challenge.  I know that Camellias don't really grow in these colors, but I think these blooms turned out rather pretty.

Using the Misti, I stamped the three layers for each flower then cut them out with the corresponding die. Same for the leaves. The background is made using the SU Quilt Top EF, and the sentiment is cut out with the SU Stitched Rectangle dies.

In addition to the Paper Players and Sunday Stamps challenges, my card also works for the current tic-tac-toe challenge at Retro Rubber.  It fits the floral, embossing folder, die or punch diagonal. The stamp set is from 2017, I think.

Here's the inside of the card. The inside sentiment is from the same stamp set.

I'm thankful for only one more day of work for this week, and I get to stay in my home office to finish some reports. Then I'm on vacation for two weeks!  Our Mass friends are coming west and we are headed up to the Central California Coast wine country for 8 days. I. Can't. Wait!

Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Build a Flower - Camellia set by Altenew
Paper: SU Whisper White and Neenah Desert Storm card stocks
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and various SU inks in oranges, rusts, golds, pinks, tans and greens
Other: Misti, SU Quilt Top EF, Altenew set dies, SU Stitched Rectangle dies, Gemini Jr, dimensionals


  1. Your camelias are beautiful in these yellow and orange colours Colleen and I love the background texture too. I am super thankful that you found time to play along with my gratitude challenge over at The Paper Players this week and wish you and your friends a relaxing break in California. Enjoy - it sounds like bliss!

  2. Beautiful fall flowers! Your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  3. Absolutely stunning, Colleen! This us such a beautiful image. Great color choices! Have fun on your trip! Thank you for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  4. Colleen, these flowers are just gorgeous, what great color combos, so detailed! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  5. Love the rich, vivid colors of your flowers so beautifully colored.
    The textured background peeks just enough to make your flowers stand out.
    Thank you for playing with us at RETRO RUBBER.

  6. Those bold, rich, autumnal colours work a treat with these 'camellias'. Love them! The quilted background looks great tucked in behind them, adding interest and texture but not distracting from the stars of the show. Thank you for joining in with us again at Retro Rubber Challenges, Colleen.

  7. Your big bold blooms are beautiful, Colleen! That embossed background peeking through is a perfect backdrop for your flowers! I hope you have a great vacation with all your friends! Thanks so much for playing with our Retro Rubber challenge, too!

  8. Those big bold blooms are amazing, I love it and the subtlety of the embossed background really works. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT


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