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

Friday, October 12, 2018


Yes, hello to all,

Friday evening and I'm waiting for dinner to be finished. Mr. Personal Chef and I are staying with friends in the Riverside area for the weekend. We've had Happy Hour and now Denis is making dinner of grilled shrimp with lemon linguini. We've had it several times before, and it's YUMMY!

I'm watching baseball, game one of the NCLS and it's NOT going my way! But, I love it because it's baseball.

I made this card last night for the current Retro Rubber challenge. This week they have Tic-tac-toe. I love these because of the versatility. The stamp and die are from Lil' Inkers. Since the rules are to use a stamp over a year old, I believe this set is from 2016.

I chose to use the top row of neutrals, texture, ribbon. The rose wreath is stamped using Memento brown and colored with neutral Copics, mostly dark ivory and ivory markers. I'm kind of a rookie with this technique, but I really like the look.

First I cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with the Rose wreath die, then stamped the wreath. The background is embossed with a Lil' Inkers die on Desert Storm card stock. The layers are Desert Storm card base, Very Vanilla, Desert Storm embossed layer, wreath. The Hello greeting is from the wreath die set. I cut it from Very Vanilla 4 times and glued them together. The top layer is embossed with clear EP.  Three SSS gold rhinestones makeup the embellishments.

We are having a thunder and lightening storm tonight. Very rare for SoCal and we are loving it! The thunder is right over the house and it's cracking loud! Rain is here and it's really coming down. It won't last long, it never does here.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

Stamps: Wreath of Roses set by Lil' Inkers
Paper: Neenah Desert Storm, SU Very Vanilla
Ink: Memento brown, Copics, VersaMark
Other: Lil' Inkers Wreath of Roses and Stitched Quatrefoil dies, SU clear EP, heat tool, Misti, Gemini Jr, Foam tape, SSS gold sequins, kraft and brown Baker's twine


  1. Hello Colleen, I'm so happy you shared this card with us at RETRO RUBBER, I love the beautiful monochromatic feel of it, the wreath looks beautiful with that fabulous embossed background.
    Sweet bow and awesome golden details.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come and play again next time.

  2. You have aced that line in my tic-tac-toe, Colleen. I love it! The wreath looks so three dimensional that I began to wonder how it would fit in an envelope! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber again.

  3. Beautiful card! That wreath is stunning!! Thank you so much for playing with Retro rubber and hope you can join us again soon.

  4. I am LOVING this!! I just saw a tutorial today about "sepia" coloring and this fits right in. Gorgeous wreath, beautiful coloring, and I am going to have to check out that cardstock, as I am looking for something like that! Maybe that stamp will jump in my cart too, LOL! Thanks for playing with our challenge this week! Always love to see what you create!

  5. Your care is beautiful, I love the wreath! Thanks for sharing with Retro Rubber.

  6. Lovely card! The wreath is nicely colored and the texture and die cut sentiment are a nice balance! Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber, come again soon!


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