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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:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

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

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

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

Shawn said...

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!

june lanum said...

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

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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.

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Beautiful!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

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

Linda Robinson said...

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

mudmaven said...

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

Julia Aston said...

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

and love your new header too! very snazzy!!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

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?!

Silke Ledlow said...

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

Heather Jensen said...

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.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

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

@lby said...

OMG !!!
I ♥ your work!!
congrats

Shake♥

Tammy Hershberger said...

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

ChristineCreations said...

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