Tuesday, September 27, 2011



Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s ColourQ day, and today is a SPECIAL CQC day! It’s our second birthday! Arielle challenged us to CASE a prior CQC Queen while using the palette from today:


I perused the queens, and let me tell you, it was a tough decision! Just the fact that they were chosen as queen means their work is super! I finally narrowed it down to a CAS card my sweet friend Colleen did; here is her card:


(Clicking on the photo will take you to the CQC post itself!) And here is my take on her creation:


This is a wonderful, basic layout that can be used for so many occasions! Since the colors weren’t really fall colors, I chose to make some flowers with some pretty BG papers and my Blossom nestabilities. Since the Basic Grey papers have the design only on one side, I cut out two of each, adhered them together and then assembled my flower so I wouldn’t have white showing on the back side. I used some Polka Dot In Color brads as the centers, and continued the polka dot theme with my ribbon and embossing folder.


The sweet little sentiment on the front is from Friendly Phrases, and I used a sentiment from CHF and a leaf from Unity for the inside:


I hope you’ll help the ColourQ celebrate their second birthday by using these beautiful colors in YOUR creation! Hop on over to the CQC blog to share it with us!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps: Friendly Phrases, Birthday, CHF
  • Paper: WW, Early Espresso, Basic Grey Scraps
  • Ink: Pool Party, Old Olive
  • Acc: Blossoms Nesties, Leaf Stick Pin, Polka Dot Scallop Ribbon, In Color Brads, Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder



Linda Fisher said...

I love your take on your friends card! The flowers are beau - ti -full! I have that same leaf pin, don't you love them!

Linda said...

Beautiful card and GD! I love the flowers. They turned out great!

Anne Marie said...

LeAnne, your card is beautiful! Look at this big ol' fabulous flowers! Wowza!! This one really packs a punch, in a lovely way. Ugh, that sweet smile on Cassidy. She is really looking more and more grown-up every day! :)

Cathymac said...

I so love CAS card designs because I am so not good at them...gorgeous, LeAnne! Have a great day!

Ruth Ann V. said...

LeAnne, I really like your flowers! What a smart idea of double cutting so the color stayed the same on each layer!
I see you have a pianoist! Glad she is feeling better.

Juanita said...

Goodness, I adore those paper flowers you made. What a nice way to use that sketch as your jumping off point and make it your own.

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous, fabulous flowers, LeAnne! I love the simplicity of this card!

Marlena M. said...

I love seeing that baby! ;) Your card is beautiful...awesome CASE! ;)

Tracy said...

Great card, LOVE the flower :)

Jenny said...

Love the scrunched up flowers, a wonderful CASE :)
Jenny x

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I LOVE the colors! So gorgeous. Beautiful flowers.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, neat! I am totally honored that you CASE'd me, LeAnne! I like those big, beautiful blossoms in lieu of the little leaves I had done. THanks for the shout-out!

It's been too long since I've visited your blog. I can see I've missed a lot! I will come back soon and visit for more look-sees and commenting. THanks for popping over to my blog today! I always love to see you. :)