My First Virtual On Stage Event

I’ve been having the best time attending this virtual event with my fellow demonstrators. I’ll admit, I’m a bit behind on some of the videos (it’s been a busy week!), but what I’ve seen so far is pretty darn exciting.

In the next few weeks, I’ll be filling you in on upcoming events and showcasing new products.

Until then, happy crafting! Colleen

Throwback Thursday—-Varied Vases

***It has been a year since I first posted this card. This stamp set continues to be one of my favorites. I use it for almost all of the occasions. Do you have this retired set in your stash?

Do you ever have those days where you just want to simplify things? That was my day yesterday. That said, I also wanted to do some crafting. Varied Vases is the perfect stamp set for simple stamping. I like everything about this set, from the multiple vases to choose from to the floral displays. I also have the Vases Builder punch. I tried to incorporate fall colors here using the Pumpkin Pie marker and the Vegas Gold All-Purpose Ink.

Card recipe:

– Card base: Pretty Peacock cardstock cut at 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”. Score at 4-1/4”

– Second layer: Terracotta Tile cardstock cut at 5- 3/8” x 4- 1/8”

– Third layer: Whisper White cardstock cut at 5- 1/4” x 4”. Run this layer through the BigShot using the Subtle Dynamic Textured impressions Embossing Folder

– Fourth layer: Whisper White cardstock cut at 4” x 1-1/2”. I stamped the “Hoping your day blooms with happiness” sentiment in Tuxedo Black ink.

The vase was stamped with the Pretty Peacock ink pad and punched out using the Vases Builder Punch. I stamped the flowers with Stazon and colored in the flowers with the Pumpkin Pie marker and applied (with a toothpick) a touch of Vegas Gold all purpose ink. I fussy cut those flowers and adhered them to the Whisper White card base with Tombow Liquid glue. Glue all the layers together, pop vase up with a dimensional, add some bling and a touch of twine and the card is done!

If you are interested in any of these products, please shop my on-line store or send me a message.

As always, Happy Crafting!! Colleen

Sunday Funday!

Ha! This is so me. I walked into my craft room today, turned around and walked out!

Today is definitely not a cleaning/ organizing day. It’s a gorgeous day here in Arizona, so it’s time to head outside. I’ve been looking at our Washington State temps…brrrr!! Happy to be away from that chilliness for awhile.

What do you have planned for today? Hopefully something fun that does not involve cleaning…lol

Happy crafting, Colleen

In Color Chart Combination

Do you ever get stumped on color combinations? I know I do…especially that Magenta Madness! I love the color, but was not exactly sure what to do with it. Now I know!

This color combination chart has helped me more than once. I certainly hope it helps you pick the perfect colors for you projects.

Let me know how I can assist you with your projects!!

As always, Happy Crafting! Colleen

Throwback Thursday—Blended Seasons and Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies

Hello and welcome to today’s Throwback Thursday post. I am having the best time revisiting some of these retired stamp sets!

This card was super quick to make. Let me tell you how I did it:


  • Cinnamon Cider cardstock @ 4-1/4″ x 11″. Score @ 5-1/2″. This is your card base.
  • Bumble Bee cardstock @ 4-3/16″ x 5-7/16″
  • Very Vanilla cardstock @ 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″


  • Stamp your image and sentiment. I used Cinnamon Cider ink.


  • I love Stampin’ Blends! Do you find coloring as relaxing as I do? My color choices are: Light Real Red, Light Pumpkin Pie and Light Daffodil Delight. The key to getting a good blend is to go over one color while it is still wet. So, do a little at a time until you get the desired effect.
  • Take a marker to color in the leaf stem. I used Old Olive.

Die Cuts:

  • Using your die cutting machine, use the leaf from the Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies. I cut my image from the Brushed Metallic cardstock and adhesive sheets. Have you tried the adhesive sheets yet? They are amazing!! Lay your Brushed Metallic cardstock on one side of the adhesive sheet, die cut and peel the other side off. It lays onto your cardstock perfectly!

Adhere your layers together, add some bling and this card is done. The 2020 mini-catalog has some new stamp sets that would work well with this layout. Take a peek at Gather Together and Love of Leaves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. If you are interested in any of these products, please shop my on-line store. I do send a small thank-you gift for all orders over $50.00.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a message. I will be starting Facebook lives and YouTube tutorials soon–I will keep you posted!!

Happy Crafting, Colleen

Product List

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker