Thursday, May 3, 2012

OCC and FMS33

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I had a few extra stamping minutes yesterday and eagerly tackled a couple of challenges.  Unfortunately, what was in my brain and what came out on paper wasn’t quite the same….it looks a bit mousey to me, and rather bland.  I think my mojo got washed away with the rain!   Here’s my card:

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The challenge from Our Creative Corner, hosted by my sweet friend Anne Marie, featured a recipe:  embossing, ribbon, brads or buttons and watercoloring.  The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches for this week:

I chose some softly-colored papers from My Minds Eye and an herb image from Herb Expressions to watercolor. I am not sure whether the colors were just too soft or what, but it sort of falls flat!  Another thing is that I rarely make Mother’s Day cards as my mother passed away in 2001 and my MIL passed away in 2010, so I really don’t have much reason to make one!  Anyway, I enjoyed both challenges and I kept at it.  In fact, I made this card, just using the sketch alone, as a simple “thank you” for one of my customers:

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And Tuesday, before the sketch even came out, I had made this card….I had to chuckle when I saw the sketch, as it was so similar:

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Both of these cards used some leftover cardstock that I had from another project; the card itself is about 3 1/2” wide, so it allowed me to hang the flower over the right edge and still fit in a standard-sized envelope!  If you have any questions about any of these cards, shoot me an email!

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Pardon the extreme sunglare in the bathtub!  She seemed to think this was a fun place to play!!!

17 comments:

  1. And we all got rid of playpens! LOL Now it is play tubs. So cute.
    Beautiful cards and I love the layout. I love the first one with the embossed panel and the big flower on the last one. I need to get some made this morning.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Love the color combo on card one. Just lovely. Cool sketch too. Just add water and bubbles and I think it would be a fun place to play too.

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  3. Wow, what a collection of beautiful cards! I just love the first one. The muted colors and the pretty patterns are really gorgeous! So glad you shared these with us at FMS!

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  4. LeAnne, all of these cards are incredibly beautiful. Please don't make me pick a favorite! I especially love the first and third, probably because of the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  5. Heehee- looks like a great place to play ;)
    I do like your cards - the first is pretty - I like the soft colours. Love the 2nd one too though.
    That's too funny that you had just done a card that pretty much fit the sketch the day before - great minds I guess:)

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  6. Your cards are always so pretty! I like all three, but the third one with the flower punched out really catches my eye. It's a fun sketch to work with, isn't it?

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  7. I like all 3 of these cards. I don't think the first one is bland at all. Looks like it has a hint of vintage. I like the soft colors of it & I've always like the herb expressions set. Really like the floral dsp in the 3rd card. This looks like a great layout to work with. Think I may be able to work it in for my Mom's day cards.

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  8. I don't think your card falls flat at all! I think it's absolutely stunning! The soft colours are perfect for a Mother's Day card, and it was a great take on the sketch. I think you've sold yourself way too short on these ones!
    Too funny that the card you made the other day fits perfectly with this week's FMS :)

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  9. You were one busy lady accomplishing all of those gorgeous cards! (Love that scrunchy ribbon!) And who knew how much fun an empty bathtub could be!

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  10. Wow - what a treat! Three beautiful cards. The first one is my favorite!!

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  11. Very lovely...all of them! I love the circular focal point and the ribbon is just beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

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  12. Mousey? No. Bland? Never! I love this card! And I adore your scrunchy ribbon! And you've certainly been busy with all these beauties!

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  13. Lovely cards! I love the soft colors and ribbon on the first one, the simplicity of the second one and the lovely pink gingham flower on the third one. TFS

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  14. What a wonderful selection of cards! I like the idea of a narrow card with the flower hanging over. I'll have to try that.

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  15. Oh my goodness ... what a wonderful array of cards ...they are lovely, each and every one of them. As always I love your clean, stylish and elegant designs, but your recipe card with a touch of shabby and oh so chic ... is fabulous!!!
    Awesome and beautiful!!!

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  16. Each of these is so fresh and pretty! Just like that sweet little Cassidy!

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  17. Wowza, LeAnne! You certainly made the most of your spare time! All of your cards came out beautifully. I have to tell you that I'm loving your card for the recipe challenge. Mousy? Pffft..NO way, lady! Soft, shabby and all-around faulous! Thanks for playing along at Our Creative Corner! Big hugs! :)

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