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Monday, January 23, 2012

Close Knit Friends

Happy Monday!  Brrrr very cold this past weekend with lots of ice mixed with snow. . Needless to say I didn't go anywhere! My body doesn't like cold and makes me well aware of it. When it comes to hubbies though I have one of the best! I don't even have to say we need groceries, medicines for he knows when we are low on something and goes to the store and never complains.

Did you see the Patriots knocked the Ravens right out of the stadium yesterday!?! Yah! I am a from Pittsburgh and a HUGE Steeler fan.  I live in MD and not far from Baltimore, but they are still rivals to my family and me!  This time last week, a dear friend text me "Sorry about them Steelers...guess they're feeling a lil black-n-purple huh...hehehe." ( I won't mention any names here!)and she also wrote on her blog;  "we strongly, strongly DISLIKE the Steelers (hey we are Ravens and Redskins fans and Steelers are our biggest rivals 'he) .  So we enjoyed seeing the Steelers crying in their terrible towels." Paybacks are painful and so my dear friend received this text from me!  "I don't know about you , but I am feeling a little Patriotic, where you must be black, blue and purple" LOL  I must say though, she was much better at the humor than I was!

As you know, I have been spending a lot of time at Gina K's and StampTV,  which has excellent tutorial video's.    My cards today is using the "Close Knit Friends" stamps and I had a lot of fun creating them!   Very easy to create multi cards with! They were all colored at the same time! Can you tell? LOL


Paper:Basic Grey; Out of Print . Lace: stash. Nestability: Lacey Circles. Nestability Circles. Copics: Basket: E17, E15, E13, E11. Pink yard: RV23, RV21. Blue: B66. B63, B60. Green: G99, G94. Yellow: Y13, Y11.   Stitching by machine around the borders. 


Paper: Basic Grey; Out of Print. Martha Stewart: Garden Trellis deep border punch. Cheery Lane Butterfly punch. 

I changed direction of the paper and used a Fiskar Punch, sorry not sure of the name. 


TIP OF THE DAY: I did not know this until today! You can not color any embossing powder except clear with Copic Markers. The color bleeds and mars your nibs. I stamped a Christmas tree today and embossed it with green embossing powder. When I attempted to color it the green bled and tinted my nib. I thought it was because I bought a non brand name. Always learning something new!

Challenges:


30 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Colleen, your cards are quite lovely and do include a Cheery Lynn Designs die but I do not see any dry embossing on them so they are not eligible to enter the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Ashley said...

These cards are so pretty! Any one of them would make a great submission for the friendship card challenge happening at my blog this week. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! I love the colors and papers and cute images! Great coloring and designs for each one!

Crystal said...

Colleen these are fabulous, What a great image and your designs are GREAT!! Beautiful!

Sue said...

Hi hun
three fabulous cards, luv the image, fab colouring,sue,x

Roberta Whitley said...

These cards are as cute as can be. I will just HAVE to make them for our stitching group some day soon!

Sara I. said...

These are absolutely precious Colleen!! Love the image and the fabulous matching sentiment - the papers are just so yummy and love the addition of the butterflies!! Beautiful !

ThePurplePlace said...

My team WON! Yippee! Go PATS!!!!!!!!!!!
I know that "HeeHee" person who texted you!! LMBO!! She was NOT happy last night..not happy at all!!

jimlynn said...

Each and every one of these are wonderful! Love that first one with the lace and stitching and all the DP on all of them! So pretty.
LYnn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Four wonderful cards. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Sharon said...

Hello girlfriend, I love ALL your cards. Amazing how different the stamp looks when using different sized card, colours and embellies. Beautifully coloured. hugs Sharon x

Lorraine said...

All of these are beautiful, Colleen! I've been having problems commenting to your blog - happens for the blogs that have embedded comments. You might want to change your own blogger settings for posting to "pop up window" rather than "embedded" - to ensure everyone can leave comments for your fab creations!

Monica said...

All of them are lovely, Colleen but the lacy one stole my heart. Such a touching sentiment as well. Thanks for the tip and those heart warming comments.

Monica xxx

SuzanneK said...

Super cards, love that sentiment. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, hope to see you for our next one. Hugz Suzanne

Mina said...

I love that cute image Colleen and your copic colouring is amazing...thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog...I use Tim Holtz distress inks, a paint brush and water for colouring and the colour I use for the blonde hair is Antique Linen...let me know if you want any more info
Mina xxx

Anne Fenton said...

Love the cards Colleen..each one is so nice...I just love all your background papers, and your coloring is beautiful.

Sandi's Samples said...

Colleen these are all so pretty, I think my favorite is the last one. The Dp is so bright and pretty and really fits the image.
Huggs

Ephemera said...

Lovely cards with such a gorgeous little stamp. Thanks for joining us at FSC. XX

Marie Gamber said...

I love all the cards. what a grab stamp and so versatile!
Love the colors you selected for the DP and your coloring of the image is fantastic
Hugs,
Marie

Kym Weber said...

Saw this beautiful card at MIM! They are all absolutely beautiful, Colleen! The sentiment is so perfect for the wonderful image! Very pretty papers! Love all the different embellishments!

Debs M said...

great cards, came over from mim x

Patricia St Martin said...

Colleen, Your cards are just darling. Your little basket is so cute and it looks wonderful in every layout. The Basic Grey paper almost look like you weaved it. All the punches are wonderful. I see congratulations are in order for making it on Elisabeth Bell DT. I'm so happy for you.. Just love her stamps and images.
Huggs, Pat

The Wired Angel said...

As a knitter, I'm always on the lookout for related digis or stamps. I saw this on MIM and had to stop by. Great card, beautifully done.

Pryn said...

I just had an online friend point me in the direction of Stamp TV....now that I know you are there too, I better get over there fast ;)
Love ALL of those beautiful cards!!! It is so awesome how you are able to take the same image and create a different look with it....amazing job!
I am still giggling over your comment back to your Rven's friend :D
LOVE YOU SISTAH <3

Pryn said...

I just had an online friend point me in the direction of Stamp TV....now that I know you are there too, I better get over there fast ;)
Love ALL of those beautiful cards!!! It is so awesome how you are able to take the same image and create a different look with it....amazing job!
I am still giggling over your comment back to your Rven's friend :D
LOVE YOU SISTAH <3

Hanneke said...

Wow, so many great cards you shared on MIM! I love the cute image and sentiment you used. Hugs, Hanneke

Ellie said...

Gorgeous piece!

Thanks for joining in the FSC this time...

xxx Ellie xxx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your cards are beautiful, Colleen, and I love that you were able to create several at once. Each one looks like it took hours.
Excellent design.
Hugs,
Teresa

Carole said...

These are soooo pretty! Reminds me a bit of Impressionist paintings.

Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft. Great image and matching sentiment.

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