Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother’s Day Challenges

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How do you like my snazzy new blog header?  Thanks, Arielle!  What a creative wonder she is!  Anyhoo, the challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is to make a Mother’s Day card; the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog (a new one to me….again, thanks Arielle!) is to make an easel card.  I started this card way too late in the evening and it sort of morphed into something a little more than I had originally envisioned:

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I did a computer-generated sentiment for the inside as well:

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Since my mother passed away a long time ago, and I lost my MIL in February, this will go to my step-MIL!  She loves the cards I make, and I think she’ll love this one too!  The card base is Dusty Durango with some DP from K&Co; I embossed it and distressed it and sponged it and really made it look vintage. 

DSCF7702-2 SU’s Filigree and Jumbo brads form the “stop” for the front of the card, and I just couldn’t help adding some swirly things, edged in glitter, some Nestie scallops, and  with some pleated ribbon.  Now I just need to give her directions, so she knows how to showcase her card!

I hope you have a wonderful day!

17 comments:

  1. I'm lovin' the snazzy new blog header.....LOVIN' your card too. What gorgeous details!!

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  2. Gorgeous card LeAnne - I love the colors and all the details!!! I hear you about the 'morphing' - that happens to me all the time!

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  3. Love, LOVE, love the fabulous new blog look!!! I follow Arielle daily, too! ;o) The card is over-the-top delish!! I haven't attempted an easel card yet. Looks like I'll have to try one soon!

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  4. wow what a beautiful card. Love the elements, the sentiments, love it all. Thanks for playing along at the CCCB, be sure to come back every Tuesday for a new challenge

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  5. Wow!!! Beautiful card! Love the details and texture, love the sentiments too! Thanks for playing along at CCCB, hope you have fun just like we do viewing your creations.

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  6. Goodness, LeAnne, this is a breathtaking BEAUTY for sure!! I love the way you have done the easel...that ribbon treatment....stunning... gotta try that one myself ;D. and the inside...gorgeous. Thanks so much for playin along with us in the Shining the Light Challenge! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  7. This is Beautiful! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us! Come back
    next tuesday for another great challenge!

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  8. Absolutely love your new blog header - very nice! This card is beyond gorgeous too! ~chris

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  9. Wow LeAnne - quite a creation! love the colors, the easel style and the shimmer!

    and love your new header too! very snazzy!!

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  10. Just gorgeous Leanne! Love what you did with the ribbon. So many great little details. And I LOVE your new blog header!! Arielle is amazing, isn't she?!

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  11. Your easel card is WOW too...LeAnne!!! Boy was I spoiled looking at all your card...today!!! This is another fab design!!! Hugs ~S~

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  12. Amazing card! You did a fabulous job with all the details. That sentiment is perfect. Love it. :)

    Thanks so much for playing with us girls at CCCB.

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  13. What a beautiful easel card Le Anne!! I just love your colors and details!! The ribbon and verse are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!!

    ~Chris

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  14. OMG !!!
    I ♥ your work!!
    congrats

    Shake♥

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  15. Gorgeous design, LeAnne! And your computer-generated Scripture turned out great with that font!

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  16. This is beautiful LeAnne! Love the use of the tone on tone and rich colors great touches of sparkle too!

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