Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blue Challenges


I love challenges, but unfortunately, just don't get to do them all!  I did get to do the OCC challenge as well as Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge #69, which ALSO qualifies for the OCC challenge!  A double-header!

The OCC challenge was to make a card using two blues.  I love blue!  Unfortunately, it is not one of the most popular colors this season, so I haven't used it as much as I normally would.  My first card uses an image that Peanutbee stamped for me, so I decided to use it for a baby card.  I loosely used Fall to Layout #23, DP from a retired Hostess Prints Pack in Bashful Blue and stamped the sentiment in Ballet Blue.  I used Stickles for the bubbles and to glue on my dew drops, so there is an additional little glitter! 


  • Stamps:  Nursery Necessities, Baby (RAK)
  • Paper:  WW, Barely Banana, Bashful Blue, Prints DP
  • Ink:  Black, Ballet Blue
  • Acc:  MS Punch, Dew Drops, Markers, Blender Pens, Stickles, Gingham Ribbon

The Stamp Simply challenge was to make a winter card....I tried not to use a snowflake or snowman, but there is a little bit of snow there!  This layout is from one of my sidelines, Janice Lucas---she demo'ed this masked card at one of our meetings, and I loved it.  Can you believe I have been a demo for six years and still didn't have this stamp set?  I broke down when I was sure it would still be in the catalog for another season!  It uses two blues also, Not Quite Navy and Baja Breeze:

DSCF2889 This was a really simple, easy card--perfect for "stamping simply"!!  I stamped the image inside an oval mask, sponged the skyline with Baja Breeze, then removed the mask and stamped the larger tree and sentiment in Not Quite Navy.  The Shimmery White panel is mounted on a Baja Breeze card.  I added some MS snow glitter I got ON SALE yesterday!  A white organdy bow finished it off. 

  • Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Winter Schminter (Whippersnapper)
  • Paper:  Baja Breeze, Shimmery White
  • Ink:  Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy
  • Acc:  MS Glitter, Glue Pen, Nesties, Sponge, Organdy Ribbon


Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LeAnne, they are both stunning!!! I LOVE the baby boy card -- it is so soft and adorable and your tree winter scene is fabulous!!! I, too, have never purchased Lovely as a Tree and I often wonder why I haven't. It must be one of SU's most popular sets ever, or at least most long-lived -- LOL!!! Thanks so much for playing - loved seeing both of these projects!!!

Lynda Benden said...

Wow LeAnne, these are both absolutely beautiful! I love the little bathtub image & your coloring is fantastic! The Lovely as a Tree one is GORGEOUS! That set is one of my very favorites and you really did it justice!

mudmaven said...

LeAnne these are great cards! I love the baby one and the trees - breathtaking! ~chris

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my LeAnne, both cards are fabulous! Love that adorable image in your first card and the Lovely As A Tree card is beautiful! I've never purchased that stamp but have always wanted to....wonder what I'm waiting for? LOL...probably for it to retire....haha!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi LeAnne :) Your cards are BEAUTIFUL! I just LOVE the adorable baby card and that winter scene is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

Hugs & smiles,
Jennifer :)

Barbara said...

LeAnne, the little baby card is just the cutest thing!! And the tree winter scene is STUNNING! You outdid yourself on these, girlfriend!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Gorgeous! The trees are outstanding and the baby card oh so cute!

Anonymous said...

I WANT SOME DEW DROPS!!! WAAAAAAA! But by the time you pay S&H you could buy a boat.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Girl, you are on fire! These are fabulous! LOVE that sweet baby card, and the randomly placed dew drops for bubbles... awesome! And the winter trees card... THUD! Drop-dead elegant an gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

LeAnne -

What lovely cards. I especially like the baby card. Keep the wonderful ideas rolling, as I love to visit your blog.

Michele B

dpkennedy said...

These are both wonderful cards! You can't go wrong with that adorable baby! I love the dew drop bubbles on this and the sweet ribbon. So cute!

The SS card is gorgeous! I always admired this set too and yet I've never bought it! Too funny! It's simply beautiful!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

I'm so glad that I've stumbled across your blog again. Our computer had a virus, and I lost all my faves...:( I love your "Blue" cards! The tree one is oh so elegant! Thanks so much for sharing! :D