Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bill

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Bill is my father-in-law.

Bill is a boater.

Bill loves my cards.....but I only have one boat stamp and I have already used it on several Bill cards.  What to do?

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I pulled out some textured papers I had, some vellum and some sea-faring images and used the Saturday Sketch #128 from Stamping 411:

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I wish I had positioned the images a little bit differently on the vellum, but I threw this together before a major covered dish supper event I had at church yesterday, so there was not much time to play around!  The colors are not my favorites either, but I do like the sketch and will probably try to do another one with it again soon!  I think he'll like it anyway.....

Thanks for visiting today!  If you have any questions about stamps or paper, just shoot me an email!

20 comments:

  1. Love it! You did a great job of positioning your images! We are our own worst critics!!! Well Done - Bill will love it!

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  2. I love all the little details in this card, the velum is great! Perhaps you should look into another nautical theme for the future....

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  3. This is a great card!!! I love the feel of it. Very masculine but it has a sofness to it too! Fabulous!!

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  4. Such a wonderful card for a male. Love it.

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  5. LeAnne, you are being too hard on yourself - this card is great! CAS style, the colors lend themselves to the images without being too feminine and the theme suits your recipient! I bet he will love it!
    Glad you liked the sketch, too and that you played this week!

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  6. Another fabulous masculine card! You rock! I have trouble with male cards.
    Thanks for your comment on my blog :) To answer your question, Dallas is a "golden doodle' or a cross between a golden retriever and a standard poodle. Isn't he cute?

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  7. Love the whole vellum and frame idea . . . the colors are LOVELY, LeAnn!
    Kay

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  8. This is just PERFECT!! I love all the brads and the soft image done with vellum! He'll really appreciate this one if he's a boater I'm sure!

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  9. This is great, LeAnne! I'm sure he'll love it!

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  10. This is beautiful, LeAnne! I love the colors and all the texture!

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  11. You are making me wish for a Cape Cod vacation. I love lighthouses. Your card is lovely. Thanks for playing along!!

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  12. LOOOOOOVE IT! The stamping on the vellum and the different images behind it are a gorgeous effect, and I really like that you used some non-traditional colors for a seafaring card. Fab!

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  13. This is outstanding! What a great man card...fab as always!

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  14. Great man-card! Colors, design, stamps...perfect!

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  15. What a great card. I like the images stamped on the vellum, that brings a soft, fresh feel to this.

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  16. Very pretty...love the softness of the vellum on your card! Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing!

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  17. This is awesome!! Love the frame and those images too!! Thanks for playing along this week!!

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  18. Excellent! Wow! Clean and simple but so masculine and beautiful.. Gorgeous!

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