Thursday, January 27, 2011

PPA78 & WT307

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I have been wanting to make this card like this since the moment I saw SU’s Sew Suite set in the mini catalog!  I got my inspiration from Gwen’s blog header at Gwenny Penny, a really cute blog that features sewing and quick easy crafts.  When Arielle showed me her adorable sewing sentiments, I knew I could incorporate one of them into my card…and then, when I saw the SCS WT307 challenge today, which was “rainbows”, I KNEW today was the day!  This also (lamely) qualifies for the Pals Paper Arts challenge 78, which is to use bows on your card.  So here we go:

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This is a rather long card, obviously!  It will fit in a business-size envelope nicely, though. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to position the spools evenly along my panel, stamped them with Stazon, then colored them with markers in Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo, and the spools in Crumb Cake.  I used a blender pen to make the highlights.  I printed out Arielle’s sentiment and used a Labels 4 Nestie to cut it out, then ran some black grosgrain ribbon through for my bow.  This card just makes me smile—clean & simple, bright, cheery spools of thread!!! 

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We had a big snowstorm yesterday---17” worth!!!  We have dodged the bullets that most of the northeast have gotten, but we got hit big time this go-round!  Here’s a couple pix:

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This is actually my sundial:

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A snowy angel, praying for spring:

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My unspoiled, untrodden front yard

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Stay warm, everyone!

24 comments:

  1. LeAnne, great pics. Hope you are enjoying the snow! I love this card, it really makes me smile. How clever to use it for a rainbow challenge. Love the sentiment, too!
    Another fabulous card
    hugs
    jaydee

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  2. It's beautiful, LeAnne! I love it! I love the names of the marker colors, too.

    I thought we had it bad with 8 more inches of snow yesterday, but 17"!?!

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  3. This is SUPER COOL, LeAnne! I love that Gwenny Penny site, too! I'm so glad you're finding uses for the sentiments - lol! Thanks for the plug, honeybunny!

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  4. I love your card! I am eager to buy this spool stamp as well...my mom is a quilter. I will have to come back and CASE your card - it's great! Love the shading on the thread...looks like the real deal. Great job!

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  5. Dear LeAnne.. oh boy.. that is so much snow.. Unreal.. Enjoy the shoveling and don't hurt yourself.

    I love the card you made.. the colorcombo is so fun! + the sentiment is so so true! That's why LOVE came down right :)

    Inky hugs, Pauline

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  6. That is the most adorable card! I LOVE those many spools of colored thread. It reminds me of Dolly Parton's song "Coat of Many Colors". ...and 17"??? Makes me shiver just thinking about that!

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  7. 'Sew' cute!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

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  8. OMG! Seriously love this!!!! I will be CASEing you!! Fabulous job.

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  9. WOW! This card is awesome! You obviously do NOT need Copics to add highlights, as each spool is amazingly colored! I LOVE this one!

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  10. This is such a wonderful card - bright and cheery - love those spools! And would ya just look at all that snow!! Good gracious sakes! Stay warm!!

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  11. Oh you poor girl. Well it will keep you inside. We never had snow that that when I was growing up there. I better call my sister and see how she is.
    I love your card. That is a great way to use your favorite colors or ones in a challenge. I love it!

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  12. You are one creative genius! No kidding - love this!

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  13. Stunning card, Leanne! I love the colors you used on the thread spools.

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  14. oh my goodness LeAnne I did not want to buy this set but just LOOK at what you have done with these spools of thread My goodness LeAnne I did not want to have to buy this set....drats you are twisting my arm LOL!~Donna

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  15. LOVE your fantastic card. The colours are so vibrant! Wish we had gotten that snow this year. We were actually ready for it this time!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful LeAnne! Hope you make it out of the snow soon :)

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  17. You give creative a new meaning ... beautiful card!

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  18. Love your card LeAnne~love the layout, colors....everything ~ as for the snow, ouch! I feel your pain, we have the same thing going on up here! stay warm and be safe!

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  19. This is such a fun, cheery card! I've been wanting to make a rainbow style card like this forever...you made it sing! Absolutely beautiful girl...and thanks for the tip on creating the highlights with a blender pen. I had no idea you could use it to do that on regular cs.

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  20. So pretty, LeAnne...both the card and the snow. ;) I love the phrase and I really like how you "threaded" the sentiment into the ribbon. Beautiful colors on those perfectly placed images. :)

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  21. Love the spools of thread. Love the highlights! Will have to CASE your card when my stamp set gets here tonight! ;-)

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  22. What a beautiful card, I love the bright colours and the wonderful sentiment.
    Enjoy your snow !!!

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  23. Wow! an amazing card ... and amazing snow pictures!!
    I can't believe the size of your "front yard" ... here in the UK a yard is more or less just that! Stay warm ...

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  24. LeAnne,

    Your coloring of these spools is fabulous. I did not know you could create highlights using the blender pen (which I have). Guess I had better try them out. How do you keep the paper from pilling? Do you use watercolor paper to start with? Great card and I will try to write an email with my questions!

    Love and blessings, Martha

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