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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Playing with my Friend

First I wanted to share with you all a picture of Greta, Linda and me meeting for the first time.  We had a delightful time and Greta is just the sweetest thing.
We could have been friends forever, that is how easy she was to talk to and of course it helps having something like this hobby in common!
I hope we can get together again!
She is only a little over an hour drive away from me.

When we got home, Linda and I started getting creative.  I knew I needed some sympathy cards because a lady from our church just passed away with ALS and lots of cards will be needed by my bible study ladies.
I pulled out Tulip time since I haven't used it yet and made a couple of cards and also an Easter Card:
 I used PTI lemon tart, bright buttercup for the flowers
My leaves were stamped with spring moss, then I sponged on pinefeather, but then used the second layer for the leaves and stem and stamped them directly with pinefeather.
I also used the tip top die and the bright buttercup paper.
The sentiment is from PTI Spring Woods.
I pulled out some WPlus9 inks this time!
Wild Mango, Miami Spice and Sweet Nectar
I love how these colors layered up on the flower.
I used the same colors for the leaves (all done with the Misti...sure made it easy!)
The sentiment is from PTI Botanical Silhouettes.
And I also used the outer part of the new PTI Cover Plate Frame Die.
My last card made for Easter was made with HA Soft Lilac, SSS lavender and SSS pretty and thought for sure this looked like a beautiful Easter card...I used a sentiment form the Spring Birds.
the top layer was cut from an MFT wonky stitched rectangle.

Since this is a NBUS stamp I will enter this over at Darnell's blog!
Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping and heart Hugs!!


  1. Don't you love that set of stamps and dies? You mastered the stamping, Colleen. Just perfection! Love all 3 versions, so excited to try purple version like yours! So glad you 3 had fun!

  2. Yesterday was the highlight of my week--so fun to meet you & Linda! You've definitely made me put those tulips in my next shopping cart--gorgeous colors! ALS is such a horrible thing. I know your cards will be appreciated.

  3. What a lovely lineup of cards here, Colleen! They're all stunning! How fun for you all to be able to get together. What a blessing!

  4. wonderful cards- love those tulips. Looks like you all had a fun time meeting up.

  5. First of all, Colleen, I have to say I just love that you and Linda got a chance to meet Greta! I'm a bit jelly that I wasn't there, too, but hopefully I will meet you before you know it!! That tulip image is simply perfect for sympathy cards! (Sigh. More NBUS for me, lol!) Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #3! Hugs, Darnell


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