Thursday, February 24, 2011

The last in the set

When I received the Friends 24-7 set I made all these cards with the same colors paper and ink! I was thinking this would make a cute gift set. That designer paper has been amazing too!

So I am crazy about google analytics and seeing how many hits I get, where people come from, what do they look at, etc. Funny thing is I know YOUR OUT there, but you haven't said HI! Stop in say hello, I'd love to swing by and explore your work! And comments are FUN! They make me smile! I have actually been guilty too and followed numerous blogs and never said a word! Been trying to work on that. Join me? Follow me? :)

Stampin UP Recipe:
Stamp Set - Friends 24-7
Paper - Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Ribbon - Very Vanilla
Ink - Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler

Colleen G.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My messenger Bag


When I went out of town a couple weekends ago, this is what I made... and I LOVE IT!!! This is a crocheted bag. I also bought fabric and lined the inside of it. CUTE! I wear it everywhere, even around the house... lol - well not so much anymore, but I sure did when I first made it!   I really want to make another one, just need a different color! - I saw a picture of this online and after staring at it for awhile, decided I could probably figure out the pattern... and I did! Made me just a little proud! HA! 

Colleen G. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Recipe Card Card

I was reminded about my recipe stamp set at a meeting last week. I originally bought it last year to make recipe Christmas gifts for my family. After that I have not touched the stamp set. As I was going to bed the other night, I was thinking about this stamp set and knew I wanted to incorporate it into a card. Mojo Monday was yesterday and they had a great sketch and this came together wonderfully. Most of the time, you are heading home and need to get the recipe and send it along... So the card could really say just about anything and then include the recipe in there! :)

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Recipe: Everything is Stampin' UP
Stamp Set - From the Kitchen Of, Afterthoughts
Paper - Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Punch - Scallop Circle, Tag?
Ribbon - Old Olive

Colleen G. 

Monday, February 21, 2011

Finally some cards

It is so hard to manage my time and keep up with everything. After I went out of town... I was in crochet mode - and cards were just not working for me. I didn't really like anything I had going on last week to post. I was looking at my wall of cards and it was def. getting BROWN - cute, but just brown. So my goal was to not use it all all - I did a pinch. But I had too! LOL. I am going to continue working on getting other colors used and diff. combo's. Wish me luck! :)

I just love the scribble and Swirls die cut from SU - So darling. I left some of the pieces out and thought that was a great way to use. This is actually what I tried basing the card around. LOVE IT!

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Everything is Stampin Up
Stamp Set - Clearly For You
Paper - Rose Red, Soft Suede, Wild Wasibi, Rich Razzleberry
Ink - Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red
Circle Cutter
Die Cuts - Butterfly & Swirls and Scribbles

My First AWARD....

Woke up on Saturday morning, checked my email and discovered that I had won the stylish blogger award from  Belinda!!!!! Thank you so much! You can visit her blog here.  This is my first award for anything and I super excited to receive it. 

When you recieve this award you are to pay it forward and follow rhese rules:

1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog

2) share 8 things about myself

3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered

4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

So lets see 8 things about me........

1. Being crafty is pretty new to me. It was about 2 years ago that I decided to get back into it. I remember sitting at home with Jayden who was probably 6 months old, thinking I need something to do, and a way to get out of the house... so I searched for a Stampin Up Demonstrator and have been going ever since. 

2. I can't stand food or anything to even be a day past the expired date. 

3. I am pretty quiet and shy and terrified of large groups IRL! But once I'm comfortable, not so much!

4. Sharing your artwork and having people comment on it and encourage you... IS SUCH A REWARD for me!

5. I have lived in KY for 7 months. This move has been a lot harder than I anticipated. I was recently told that it takes 3 1/2 years after a move to feel like it is really home! Really??? So that means I have just under 3 years... yeeks... 

6. Crocheting is amazing! I love making something new.

7. I have never done a swap before and now I am participating in 3 - UH OH! Hope I get them all done on time! :)

8. DREAMING. THINKING. ANALYZING. Just trying to make sense of this crazy life! And learning to TRUST in the ONE who has it all figured out... I wrote that when we lived in New Orleans on my blog during that time. This is kind of me summed up. and this has been my life verse lately.: 
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

And now for 8 fabulous New Blogs I have been following in no particular order:

Take time to check out all these fabulous blogs! Lots of fun on there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Leave a comment!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Feeling refreshed

Still feeling amazing after my LONG weekend with my sisters! Good times and lots of laughter. Definitely feeling behind with cards, 5 whole days NOT in my scraproom is just CRAZY!!! I feel the void! HA! Well I guess I don't need to tell you HOW MUCH I love the friends 24-7 set. This was the first I used the blender pen and ink to color in. Works beautifully! Try it if you haven't yet.

Recipe: Stampin UP
Stamp - Friends 24-7
CS - Crumb Cake, DP, Cherry Cobbler
Ribbon - Very Vanilla

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Colleen G.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

2 post Tuesday -

So as I said yesterday, I made a few different MOJO cards - My husband thinks he likes one of these better than the actual one I submitted (where was he before I pressed enter) UGH! So now I am second guessing myself and kind of agree with him - He likes the first one below... what do you think????

Stampin Up Recipe:
Stamp Set- Friends 24-7
CS - Crumb Cake
Circle Flower - Riding Hood Red
Black Brads

Stampin Up Recipe
Stamp Set- Clearly for you
CS - Crumb Cake
Ink - Early Espresso
Button - Cherry Cobbler

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Colleen G.

Monday, February 7, 2011

MOJO177 - Friends

It's MONDAY again! That means it is time to MOJO- you can play along by going here - This is going to be a short week for me this week as I am going out of town.... so I played right away!!! What a fun challenge! I have a couple other samples of this sketch, but this was my favorite! Hopefully I can post the rest this week some time. This stamp set is new to me and I am LOVING it!!!

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Stampin UP Recipe:
Stamp Set - Friends 24-7
Ink: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Always Artichoke
Ribbon - Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Blender Pen

Colleen G.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Distressed Glitter??? UM....

So not really sure what I was thinking - I mean well I do know - I was in love with 2 new techniques and without thinking decided to use them together. I had just gotten my heat and stick powder (use and then can put any glitter over it to stick) - and I was all about roughing up those edges and sandpapering the paper - And well without much thought those merged together and I thought it was great! But then after a few I realized they kind of contradict each other - but maybe that can be what makes this card fun, right?!?

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SU Stamp - Watercolor Trio, french foliage
Ink - Soft Suede

Colleen G.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Clearly Fantastic - :)

WOW! These colors are just fantastic. Love this stamp set! (I know I said that yesterday, but I am loving it even more now) Definitely all about getting my hands dirty lately and inking away all those edges. I love the depth it gives here and how it focuses your attention to the focal point of the card!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Stay warm - Leave a comment! I'd love to come check out your blog! And don't forget you can sign up to follow my blog! :)

Stampin UP
Stamp set - clearly for you
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
CS - Crumb Cake, SU DP
Ribbon - Very Vanilla

Colleen G.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Loving this new set

I just got this set and I am loving it. This was my first play with it - OH and Marina Mist is new to me too - and LOVING it!!!! Love when I find new color combo's. Can I just say I am in love with what I do? I love making cards, I love sharing them. And my goal of 2011 is to actually start sending them off! (my stockpile is just too big now). I know I love receiving a card in the mail, so I need to start blessing others with a gift of card that lets them know I am thinking of them!

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Stampin UP
Stamp Set - Clearly for you
CS - Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist DP
Ribbon -Old Olive
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Punch - Modern Punch

Colleen G.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Loving all this texture! This was for a sketch challenge. Have you noticed how much I love crumb cake? Def. my new fave. You can see a tutorial for the flower on my tab. Play around with different size circles for a variety of flower textures.

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Stampin UP
Stamp Set - Apple Blossoms
Paper - Crumb Cake, Choco Chip, Rose Red, Pink Pirouette
Embossing Folder - Square Lattice

Colleen G.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


This was for the CAS104 challenge on SCS. This is actually my first CAS -  I tend to want to overdue everything and not leave much white space. I love the border. The flower was done using the rock-n-roll technique - stamp in lighter color then roll edges in darker. These colors together are just fabulous.

Stampin UP
Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue
CS - Crumb Cake
Ink - Rich Razzleberry, Choco Chip

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A little bit of Mojo's all I need...

MOJO MONDAY = fun, fun, fun!

I am a little off the curvy line - I couldn't get it to flow once it came time to glue. But it works and I am just loving everything about this! So fun, so cute, so sweet! So easy. Below is the sketch for this week's mojo. You should play along! 

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Stampin UP CS - Crumb, Cake, Choco Chip, Rich Razzleberry
INK - Choco Chip, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Set - Vintage Vogue, Thoughts & Prayers
Flowers - Circle Punches

Colleen G.
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