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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch - Thank You

Hi fellow stampers,

After several weeks away from stamping due to broken bones in my right arm (elbow mainly), I have healed enough to begin getting back to some activities.  Needless to say, stamping was the first thing I asked the physical therapist if it was okay to do.  While I'm very limited on what I can do with my right arm, (no weight bearing activities and limited mobility) I decided to give it a go.  I picked some projects with limited coloring and I'm using my left hand for most everything major.  This is a great feat for me as before this happened, my left arm/hand was just for balance and decoration rather than actual use, LOL.

On to my card for today.  Since the SSSC has truly been my favorite weekly challenge to participate in, I am using it to get back into the groove.  As usual, Karen has give us a fun layout to use.  I have combined SSSC79 with this weeks Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 40 from over at Stacey Schafer's blog. It's the first time I've done this particular challenge. I was not enthused with the color combination, but gave it a try anyway. I'm not sure if maybe I've gone a little overboard with the embellishments; you know "more isn't always better, sometimes it's just more".  I also got stuck with where to put the greeting until I saw Laura Fredrickson's card here.  I shamelessly used her idea.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes by Stampin' Up
Card stock: Basic black textured, kiwi kiss textured, whisper white all Stampin' Up
Patterned paper: Night and Day by Stampin' Up
Ink: Tempting turquoise, real red, kiwi kiss, basic black
Other: Classic oval and scalloped oval nesties, SU small and large oval punches, various SU brads, SU Beautiful Wings embosslits die, red rhinestones, the big shot and dimensionals

I have a few more cards made that I will post in the coming days. Most are "thank you" cards as I've received birthday and "get well" presents from many friends and relatives over the past few weeks. When one is stuck at home with only reading to do, it's so wonderful to receive presents and cards in the mail.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and has a great coming week. Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Oh my word...I would never have know you had anything ailing you with this beauty! Love the drama of the black and pop of red. Gorgeous colours in the focal panel and I love your sentiment treatment!!! Hope you are healing well and I'm glad your physio therapist gave you the go ahead to stamp!

  2. Wow. Your card is so gorgeous. I love the stamped flowers. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call Challenge.

  3. Welcome to Curtain Call Colleen, what a stunning debut card, you have combined a challenging array of colours to perfection!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Curtain Call, hope you will come back again soon! :)

  4. Hope your arm heals quickly! Your card is lovely. Great use of this week's colours. Thanks for playing the Curtain Call :D

  5. what a fun and clever design, Colleen! great use of black & white with hints of color...awesome! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  6. I love the touches of colors with all the b&w! Gorgeous!

  7. Gorgeous card! Love the use of those colors. The BG paper is so pretty and perfect for the card. :o)

  8. Love it and glad to see you are healing!


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