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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Peace, Love & Macarons!

Hello and Happy Thursday peeps,

I love the jewel tones in the current Sunday Stamps Color Challenge! I had to play along. Trying to come up with an idea other than the beautiful flowers in the inspiration photo, I ran across this stamp set from Colorado Craft Company and thought it would work just fine. After all, macarons do come in all sorts of colors (flavors). Plus, this is such a fun image to color with Copics.

This stacked macaron image is large enough for a slimline card, so that's fun too. I stamped it with Memento black ink onto GKD layering weight white card stock and colored each cookie with various markers in each of the challenge colors, then cut it out using the corresponding die. To make the background, I used a bkg stamp from Concord & 9th inked with the Memento black and then cut it out with a Kat Scrappiness slimline die. I cut a mat for it from black card stock and layered it to the Lost Lagoon card base. The main image is popped up on the background with SU Dimensionals. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and it has a die to cut it out too. 

I decided to make some other flavors (chocolate) of cookies for the inside, and the other sentiment from the stamp set. These images are single cookies that I "stacked" by stamping the smaller one on top of the larger one.

So, I bought a We R Memory Keepers Shot Box to use for taking blog pictures. So far, I'm not thrilled! No matter how I set the light, my pictures are darker than I expect them to be! I'm not sure how to correct this. If anyone else has used it with better success, let me know the secret. It was fairly "spendy," so I don't want to give up on it, yet! These photos have a blue tinge for some reason too. I couldn't adjust the color in the photo editing software, and retaking them didn't change. Fairly frustrated here, LOL.

Anyhoo, thanks for looking in,



Slimeline Macaron stamp set and dies by Colorado Craft Company and Woven Plaid bkg stamp from Concord & 9th. SU Lost Lagoon card stock, Gina K Layering Weight white and black onyx card stocks, Memento tuxedo black ink pad, Copic markers, Kat Scrappiness Slimline die, Misti, Gemini Jr, SU Dimensionals


  1. Beautiful Colleen! Such a fun way to use the colors of the challenge! I too had issues with a photo box. I didn't buy that brand, but actually found one with more lights. I had the same issues with darkness, shadows and a funny blueish hue to my photos. I ended up returning mine.

  2. Oh gosh, Colleen, beautiful and yummy all at once! Brilliant way to play our challenge, lol. Love it! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  3. Colleen, I absolutely adore your colorful macarons! Such a clever and pretty use of the challenge colors! Thanks for joining us!

  4. Colleen, this is so wonderful! I love this rainbow of macarons! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!


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