Thursday, August 4, 2011

CTD153 & SC344

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Yesterday I was playing around with some vintage elements I bought at my LSS and realized they fit the Color Throwdown challenge this week, so I went with it!  It also uses yesterday’s sketch challenge 344 from SCS:

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I am not sure you can actually see the sketch for all the elements, though!  Here you go:

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I really enjoyed making this card, seeing all the “B” items I could come up with:  bees, baby carriage, bow, button, Bingo, believe, and B-day!  Here is why I had bees on the brain:

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We discovered this hanging near our driveway a few days ago!  Yikes!  Thankfully it is up fairly high so the hornets aren’t bothered by us, or us by them!  It’s really fascinating to see, but I’ll wait until winter to get a really close-up look!  Meanwhile, here are some closer views of the card:

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AND, I’ve been doing some sewing!  I found this pattern yesterday while perusing Gwenny Penny, and dug into my fabric drawer, got some Mary Engelbreit material I had stashed away and made my wee one a “bapron”:

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Very helpful for those messy meals!

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And guess what’s on the bias tape?  Yep, BEES!  

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And in case you’re wondering why her hair looks funny:

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Thanks for visiting today!  If you have any questions about the products I used in my card, just shoot me an email!

12 comments:

  1. Ooooooh, love all the cool details on this!....the crinkled up *believe* sentiment with the crinkly ribbon, the round bee tab, large scallops along the left....AWESOME job with the sketch!!

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  2. That is a beautiful vintage collage card! and I love the bapron!! I love Mary Englebreit too!!!

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  3. You exhaust me. HOW can you make such beautiful cards and keep your house so sterilized for your angel to crawl and taste the furniture! (come on..you KNOW she does when you're not looking) And the angel is always spotless.

    There ARE two of you, right? Please tell me there are.

    And I put two cards up on my site last night!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing the Bapron pattern. I'll be making a lot of these. Yours is darling and I love the bee bias tape! SO CUTE!

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  5. so many fabulous elements LeAnne ~ you always inspire me ~ TFS and have a wonderful day with you DG!

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  6. Interesting post! Great pic of the hornets nest-that is a big one.

    Love your B card with all the b items.

    Most of all I love that ponytail! The little apron is so cute!

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  7. Oh, look at the hair long enough for a pigtail! She is so darn cute!

    Darling card, LeAnne! LOVE all the BEES!

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  8. OH you know I love vintage! this is wonderful. Love the baby buggy.
    Wow you sew too! I love the bapron. So sweet with the Mary Englebreit pattern. Such sweet pictures.

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  9. Cassidy! Just look at you girl! Ponytail and a cute bapron too - no wonder you've got a great big smile today!

    Great card LeAnne - soooo many "b"s - very creative - love it

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  10. Love the card. Also, the bapron is so cute. I may have to try and enlarge it for me. I think it would be perfect for the kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  11. I'm so glad you linked up to Freestyle Friday! It's a good thing I have vacation this week, the bapron is now on my must-make list! Little Miss just keeps getting messier and messier. :)

    Hope to see you back next week - same time, same place! Happy weekend to you!

    ~Adrianne

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  12. I love your bapron! I'm so glad you tried it. Isn't it great?!? I made another one last night :)

    Love the combination of the bees and the bingo card, too. Really pretty card, LeAnne.

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