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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

MIM 241 Ombre Stencil Backgrounds

Betsy has a video for the new Make It Monday, she is using a stencil with an ombre background...go check it out!
I need some Easter cards and thought this would be a good one to start with...
Stamps & Dies:  PTI Flower Favorites, Tulip time
stencil:  MFT Wonky Chevron
Background Inks:  PTI new leaf, simply chartreuse, spring moss, harvest gold 
Flower & butterfly inks:  simply chartreuse, winter wisteria, plum pudding, orange zest, pure poppy, summer sunrise 

We just returned home from a three day volleyball tournament in Denver.
Ellie's coach arranged for a tour of University of Colorado in Boulder.
That is a beautiful city and awesome campus!  I told Ellie I wouldn't mind visiting her in that town!
Ellies' team took third and won a bid for the National Tournament in Indianapolis this summer!  This is the first time a team from our NW region has won a bid in a national tournament...we are so proud of that team.
I have a couple pictures to share, but right after the game, most of the team had to literally run out of the convention center and jump in a waiting taxi to get to the airport so they wouldn't miss their plane.  Fortunately, we had a later flight scheduled, so we didn't have to run!

 Ellie and Proud Mama
Assistant Coach (My husband!) and four girls who had later flights.
So proud of this team and happy they got the bid to go to Nationals!


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful Easter card Col and congrats to the team. Great picture of Dina & Ellie.

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  2. Love the pop of the purple iris against that wonderful background! Wonderful card! And congrats to the team!

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  3. Wow Colleen, this is stunning! I was trying to think of large flowers to use and this set never came to mind. It's perfectly gorgeous!

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    1. ps... Congrats to the team!! How exciting!

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  4. Beautiful card Colleen...I love Iris's!! And congrats to your granddaughter and her team...how exciting! Great photos too!! :0)

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  5. What a gorgeous card! And congratulations to your daughter!

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  6. Oh how I love that Iris stamp on your beautiful Easter card, Colleen. Great background technique too!
    You must be very proud of Ellie ~ congrats to the team!

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  7. Very exciting for your daughter, proud Momma moment!
    And beautiful card!

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  8. Wow what a beautiful and talented family! you are well blessed friend!! Congratulations!! And YEAH! for who ever gets your stunning card!

    Patti

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  9. Gorgeous card with the irises and stenciling! And, huge congrats to Ellie and her team...how exciting!

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  10. Not to take away from your gorgeous card, but the volleyball info gave me goosebumps! My daughter is 17 and has been playing volleyball for several years now at club and school levels. She is middle hitter;) I love nothing more than watching her team play! Congratulations! Good luck at Nationals!

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  11. yeahhh spring is coming... lovely card and super background! Congrats to your daughter a great success!

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  12. Indianapolis, WHAT. Will you be coming? Oh my gosh, I almost fell off my chair. Congratulations to the team, what a great job and so exciting for them. Will you be coming? The iris card is just beautiful. I love the stencil background and the coloring and shading is just perfect. Will you be coming? What a beautiful daughter and granddaughter you have. Will you be coming?

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  13. Hurrah--good for them! If they're going to Indy, do they need a chaperone?! Indy's where I was born & I need to get back for a visit. Can't wait to meet you & Linda Tuesday, Colleen! I sent you my phone number, just in case. Want to e-mail me yours?

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    1. And---your card is gorgeous! Waiting for some light through the window to take a picture of mine, but may have to just go for it.

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  14. Beautiful card! And Congratulations to the team!

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  15. love your card- it's stunning. Congrats so your husband & his team

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  16. Colleen, you created a real `feel good´ card here. Super pretty background I LOVE the flower set you used! Love your card.

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  17. Your card is stunning, Colleen. Love the bold colors, and those irises just pop. Congrats to your family and enjoy Nationals...good luck!

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  18. Wow...gorgeous card, love those beautiful images. And congrats to the team...love the photos.

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