Thursday, October 16, 2008

Stuck on Stella

I have a busy day cleaning & prepping for my Christmas in October Stamp Camp tonight, so I have only a couple cards to show you--tomorrow I'll have more!  I have been stuck on using my BG Stella Ruby DP.  I have several of these 6x6 Basic Grey pads, and I just find myself hoarding it!  So I am forcing myself to use these beauties.

I knew Sunday that my dear friend's mom was dying....she was in a coma, it was just a matter of time, and last night she went home to be with the Lord.  I had made a card on Sunday evening after I found out my sweet SCS friend Anne Ryan was the Featured Stamper!  I can't show you her card I CASE'd because there is something wrong with the SCS gallery link (maybe I can link it later), but I didn't want to post this until I actually needed it.  I used a piece of textured cardstock that Anne RAK'd me when she realized I didn't have the Swiss Dots CB folder-wasn't that sweet of her?  I wish I had made this card larger, as the panels of the Stella Ruby are hard to see on this size, but they are striking:

Sympathy Stella Ruby

I used a sentiment from Papertrey's Mixed Messages and the main image is Fresh Cuts.  I sponged color on the image and accented some of the flowers with a Ruby Red marker.  There is a double layer of a sheer brown organdy ribbon. 

The next card is a very simple thank you for someone who did a nice thing for me:

Thanks Stella Ruby

I stamped this last night while the Phillies were winning the Nat'l League playoffs!   Yahoo!!!  I thought this DP was so vivid that I didn't need much else for fear of being too busy or distracting.  The sentiment is from Pocket Silhouettes, and is mounted on a punchout from the Small Oval punch and the  Designer Label punch, then threaded through with SU's new Regal Rose grosgrain.  The little brown flower is a Felt Fusion Too.  The Pink Pirouette paper is a perfect match for this DP, I think!

Have a great day---a little cloudy here in PA, but still a wonderful day!  I am looking forward to spending time with my stamping friends tonight!  Thanks for visiting!


Kathleen said...

Pretty cards, LeAnne---I especially like the Sympathy card---what a beauty. And, I know what you mean about that Stella paper---I love it, too! The layout on your cards is fab, too! Hugs~---oh, and congrats to the Phillies, though I was pulling a little for the Dodgers so the Yankee big wigs would realize what a mistake they made when they fired Joe Torre....but, I didn't really have a dog in the fight! (of course, this is WAY more information than you really wanted to know, huh?)Have a great day!

Shawn said...

Love these, LeAnne! So sorry to hear about your friends' mother!!

I have several Basic Grey 6x6 pads, too. And I hoard them like my life depends on it! Why do we do that?!?!? I'm glad you broke into them ...these cards are gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful sympathy card LeAnne - sorry for your loss..... and beautiful DP on your thank you card I love the punches used for your sentiment!

Juanita said...

These cards are both so great. The sympathy card is really nice, I hope that it helps bring some comfort to your friend. (Knowing that a friend made such a beautiful card for her should help)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'm very emailed me and mentioned that you feel like you have no mojo???...are you KIDDING me?? Look at these jaw-dropping beauties!!!

Wendy said...

Both cards are very pretty, LeAnne! I love the Basic Grey papers as yummy!! Sorry to hear about your friends mother. I'm sure she will appreciate your beautiful card. Congrats on the Phillies! I said my Grandmother is probably watching so proudly from Heaven...she loved the Phillies!

Have a great day!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great title!! I'm the same way..I've got SO MANY 6x6 BG paper pads and want more! But I'm going to hold off until I use at least most of the ones I have. So sorry about your friend's mom. Your cards are beautiful!

Charlette said...

Love both the cards LeAnne. I do the same thing with my papers. I really don't know why. We buy them to use and just love looking at them. Maybe we are just paper addicts!!! But I do love the Basic Grey. Have a great day.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful cards, LeAnne! And I'm so sorry about your friend's mother!