Thursday, January 17, 2013

DD35 & KIS5


Happy Thursday, peeps!  Sadly, I needed a sympathy card this week.  My friend Sherry introduced me to a new challenge site, Keep it Simple, and their challenge this week was to use a frame:


I think I probably have not used this Apothecary Art set for a year…but it seemed appropriate since I used the Dynamic Duos challenge colors of So Saffron and Certainly Celery:

I made my frame by cutting two pieces of cereal box cardboard with the Labels diecuts, gluing them together and covering it with some So Saffron Patterns DP.  I stamped the image and colored it with ink and a blender pen, then added my ribbon embellishment.


Teeny Tiny Wishes provided the sentiment, and I mounted it on a piece of textured Certainly Celery cardstock. 

I promised some pix from Sunday’s Hostess Appreciation Party!  Here are my sweet hostesses, stamping away:


Robyn, Ruth, Linda and Jill:


Wendy, Sandy, Beth & Joan;


and Donna, Ellen, Billie and Athena!  Don’t they look like they are having fun?  We missed Anna and Lorraine, though!  I’ll share the projects we made tomorrow!


  1. What a beautiful card, LeAnne. I love how you utilized the ribbon and the pearls on it are such a delightful accent.

  2. What a beautiful card LeAnne. I love the ribbon treatment. Happy I could introduce you to a new challenge blog.

  3. LeAnne I love the cad you created with this weeks colours--fantastic!

  4. So pretty! That ribbon detail is lovely. Thanks for playing with the Dynamic Duos.

  5. I love these soft sweet colors and your ribbon treatment is awesome! Everybody looks like they're having so much stamping fun!

  6. Love how you did the ribbon! And I would so love to join your party!

  7. Oh LeAnne! That ribbon is simply fabulous! How clever to use the cardboard from the cereal box to add some dimention! I'm gonna need to try that now, and better yet, what a wonderful way to recycle! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  8. Very pretty - love the frame you've created, and the way you've done the ribbon with the pleating and pearls is beautiful! Thanks for playing with Dynamic Duos this week!

  9. Just gorgeous, LeAnne! I love how you used the frame and added the ribbon treatment. Very soft and serene. What a great way to recycle, too. So glad you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  10. Such a beautiful card, I love how all the elements come together!
    Thanks for joining us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!,
    smiles, Mia

  11. Beautiful card and the colors work perfectly for a sympathy card. Love the frame idea and the ribbon treatment.

  12. What an elgant and beautiful card you created with these soft colors! I love how you arranged the ribbon!
    What an honour that you take part in our challenge KEEP IT SIMPLE! Thanks so much!

  13. I'm sorry to hear you needed a sympathy card. :( It turned out absolutely lovely, LeAnne. The ribbon threaded through the frame is brilliant, and so are the loops adorned with little pearls.

  14. Hi LeAnne,
    this is such a beautiful sympathy card - I like if they're not only black and grey.
    The way you arranged the ribbon with the frame is so creative!
    Thanks for joining us at keep it simple - i hope you'll play along again!


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