Thursday, October 20, 2011

PPA116 For My Friend


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:


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:


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! 


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:


Enjoy your day!


(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


Linda said...

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

Martha said...


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

Linda Callahan said...

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

Margaret Moody said...

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!

Patti Willey said...

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!

Patti J said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Lesley Croghan said...

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!!

Noelle said...

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:)

Melanie said...

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

Pam~ said...

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!