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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thank You

It's a rainy Sunday here in San Diego and the perfect day to catch up on some sketch challenges. I've been away from my stamping again for a little while, so I planned to do nothing else today.

We took a mini-vacation to Chicago last week and had an absolute BLAST. We stayed with good friends for 2 nights out in the burbs, then spent 3 nights in a fab hotel right in the heart of the "magnificent mile" area. Along with our friends, we did all things tourists in Chicago should do: A taste of Chicago walking tour, the Chicago river architecture tour, the Frank Lloyd Wright home tour in Oak Park, visited the Adler Planetarium, shopped up and down Michigan Ave, ate Italian beef, Chicago dogs, frozen custard, Garretts carmel corn, had dinner at Frontera Grill, one of Rick Bayless' wonderful restaurants and lunch and drinks on the 96th floor of the John Handcock building. It couldn't have been a better time!

So, today's card is a Thank You card for our friends that we stayed with and who showed us such a great time. I've used Jen's DS26 sketch and Claire Keay's "Frosty Fun" ice skater. Our friend's little girl, Jenny, is a very accomplished ice skater, so I thought this stamp would be a fun one to use.

Her stocking hat is pieced with MFT felt and her skates are colored with a white gel pen and a glaze pen for a shinny look.

Stamps:  Frosty Fun set by Claire Keay and Homespun Birdhouse set both from My Favorite Things stamps
Card stock: pomegranate, flamingo and choice snow white by Taylored Expressions
Patterned papers: Life of the Party by My Minds Eye
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Copics and SU cherry cobbler
Other: classic oval and classic scalloped oval Nesties, labels 3 Nesties, Die-namics loopy flower die, MFT felt, TE ribbon, TE buttons, Kaiser pink rhinestones, Spica silver glitter pen, white gel pen, glaze pen, pink floss, the Big Shot, mini-glue dots, double sided sticky tape 1/4", and dimensionals

Now that this one is done, I'm off to work on this week's Sweet Sunday sketch. I think it's time to get more Christmas cards done.

Thanks for looking in today,


  1. This is adorable Colleen! Sounds like your trip to Chicago was fabulous!

  2. This is just adorable! I love the way you did her hat! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!


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