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Sunday, September 6, 2015

A FIN-tastic Day


I hope everyone is enjoying the middle day of a nice long weekend. I know I am.

Yesterday I got together with my craft group friends for a little afternoon stamping session. We had a great time catching up, having lunch and making some cards. When I got home I did some organization of my ink pads on my desk. We'll see how I get along with it. I'm really thinking about ordering the ink pad, marker, re-inker storage sets from Stamp-n-storage. Just not sure I want to spend the money, but they sure look nice. I've had ink carousels for so long, but I find I don't like how much room they actually take up. Such a quandary.

I checked to see what The Paper Players Challenge had for us today. It's a theme challenge called "Lunch Box Love." Cute. I don't have any kiddies taking lunch, but I played along anyway.

The color scheme and the sketch comes from the new Taylored Expressions Share Joy Challenge. I'm so happy that Taylor has started another challenge. I'm sure with Jen running the show, we'll see some great sketches.

Following the Paper Players theme I pulled out one of my retired Moka sets to use. I stamped the image in Memento black and colored it with Copics then used a very liberal amount of Stickles, sequins and Wink of Stella for lots of sparkle.

Stamps: Moka Pearl set by Taylored Expressions
Paper: TE card stock in the challenge colors
Ink: Memento tuxedo black and Copics
Other: TE Bubbles Impressions plate, TE ocean waves die, Die-namics rounded stitched rectangles STAX dies, green, blue, pink and crystal Stickles, Wink of Stella glitter pen, the Big Shot, dimensionals

Have a fun, safe and relaxing Labor Day. Thanks for coming by my blog,


  1. This is adorable! Love the touches of sparkle on the mermaid's fins.

  2. Super cute, Colleen! Great color combo and your little mermaid couldn't be any sweeter! What a great little love note!

  3. Oh my goodness, your mermaid is just adorable Colleen - I love it with the waves lapping behind! The glitter and sequins just look amazing and really give this card sparkle and shine - my 10 year old would adore this card in her lunch box, for sure (she loves sparkle!) Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players again this week!

  4. WOWOWOWWOWOWOWOW!!This is just BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Image and the way you colored it!! Just AMAZING!! GREAT take on the Sketch!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  5. So adorable, Colleen! Love that mermaid, especially the sparkle. The wave die cuts are awful cute, too. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!


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