Thursday, October 20, 2011

PPA116 For My Friend

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Wow, it is a blustery day today in PA; I feel like I should have a little Toto in my arms and wearing ruby slippers—already DH had to renail some roofing on the little shed he’s building!  Anyway, I made a card today for a special friend using the sketch from Pals Paper Arts:

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and although the sketch is a square card, I was using an image that my friend stamped for me, which was rectangular, so I did a traditionally shaped card:

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This is for my friend Martha, who is just such a blessing to me!  She is a mentor, a sounding block, a shoulder to cry on and a woman of strong Christian faith!  If we lived closer together, I could just see us together, sitting on this bench, sharing some stamping ideas!!  LOL!  Martha stamped this image for me; she shared the scalloped border you see here and she also gifted me with the pretty butterfly charm!  Isn’t she sweet?  I used Copics for coloring (I think I should have used another color for the skin tones!!) and some yummy Lime Twist Happy Go Lucky DP….oooh, just love that stuff! 

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So, since she reads my blog, this won’t be a surprise when she receives it, but I think she’ll still enjoy it!  Oh, and here’s the inside:

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Enjoy your day!

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(Cassidy trying to talk my brother into letting her have the ice cubes out of his iced tea!!)

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Creative Elements, Friends til the End, PTI; RAK image
  • Paper:  WW, Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Happy Go Lucky, MME
  • Ink:  Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Not Quite Navy
  • Acc:  Seam Binding, Charm, Brights Brad, Copics, Dimensionals

11 comments:

  1. This is so sweet and I loved reading your post about your friend. I know she will love her card.

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  2. DITTO, DITTO, DITTO, LeAnne,

    I am so in awe of your tribute. Firstly, you are all those things to me too. You bless my Spirit, and life in so many ways. And I count you my sister-in-Christ and that is a very special bond. You inspire me creatively and personally and I Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

    Now...onto this wonderful card! Your coloring is so real and I think the skin looks fine. I love your choice of colors, CS, and embeiies together and everything is just perfect. I will cherish your card always and maybe I will surprise you some day and appear on your doorstep and ask for a cup of tea!

    Be blessed always, Martha

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  3. What a sweet card! Good friends are priceless! Love how you snuck that fancy border punch in there! And your coloring is terrific!

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  4. What a sweet, sweet card, LeAnne! I know your friend will love it! Love the mix of colors and patterned paper! Great job of coloring too! Love also how you incorporated the Lace Ribbon border too! Beautiful!

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  5. Oh too precious! Sounds like you two are lucky to have each other! Love this stamp, card and your little butterfly! Martha will treasure it I'm sure!

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  6. What a beautiful card, and I loved reading the friendship story that you and Martha share. Some of my favorite people are those that are my crafting friends, that I've never had a chance to meet. I think we are blessed with a loving and caring community of fellow crafters. Hugs and blessings to you and Martha both!

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  7. Ooooooh! What a wonderful card! What a lucky friend you have! And, I'm sure she is lucky to call you friend, too.

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  8. What a lovely card for your friend! Good friends should always be treasured! Perfect colouring and I love that sweet butterfly charm LeAnne! Sure hope you didn't blow away in the wind!!
    Hugs,
    Lesley

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  9. Awww! What a darling card. LeAnne! I LOVE this sweet image and the soft colors you've used :) Haha! Cassidy is so cute, I used to fold straws into little rings at restaurants to keep the boys entertained! :) Thanks for following my blog:)

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  10. ADORABLE card!!! Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

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  11. This is an adorable image and you did a fab job coloring it! Oh, LeAnne, such a wonderful card for a special friend ... love it!

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