Thursday, March 28, 2013

FMS79 & RS56


Happy Thursday, everyone!  I had a card order recently and since my friend is not a stamper, I don’t necessarily have to make my cards multi-layered or embellished!  She mails them, so they need to be fairly flat and simple.  This week’s Freshly Made Sketches sketch by Rita was a perfect way to use some pretty MME papers from the Nostalgia line. 

These colors are just so soft and calming, perfect for a get-well card:



Since I was already cutting the papers, I went ahead and made two cards, just changing the diecut trim a bit.  For my focal image, I used a clear block and applied it directly to my Baja Breeze ink pad, then “stamped” it on my panel for a dreamy background!  I love how it looks different on each image; I think the cardstock must have a grain to it, because you can see how the color seems to go horizontal on one image and vertical on the other:


The image from from Countryside, and it is stamped in Basic Gray ink.

The next one uses the Retrosketches sketch this week:

Same papers, still soft colors, but a more feminine look:


This uses the retired Tiny Teacup, stamped in Primrose Petals, embellished with a paper button and little twill banner.  Thanks for visiting—any questions, shoot me an email!

We had fun yesterday at the Easter party, but I forgot my camera—of course!  My friend let me borrow hers, but her camera card is smaller than mine and I can’t figure out how to download the photos…bummer!  Any help out there?  Anyway, we dyed some eggs today too:





Quite an experience….and of course, we had to eat the ones that were so cracked that they couldn’t be embellished!!! LOL!



Kara said...

great cards! love how those stamped water pumps are slightly of a kind:) looks like the egg dying was a success!!

Frenchie said...

ooh so sweet , she's just getting so big ,
happy Easter t all of you !!
hugs frenchie

Kristi said...

So pretty! I really like the water pump stamp. Looks like you guys had a blast coloring eggs! I hope you have a great Easter!

Terry said...

I love both cards!

Susie said...

Hi LeAnne,
I really enjoyed both cards on your blog. I love Baja Breeze and used a ton of it on my daughter-in-law's baby shower cards last year. I thought your dp was a perfect choice too. You're right it produces a very calm card - perfect for the need. The last card is just my cup of "tea" - I love a good cuppa! You followed that sketch beautifully too; your results were super!

It's been a while since I've seen photo's of your granddaughter - What a cutie-pie and you're right LeAnne, they grow up way to fast!!

Happy Easter!
Susie ~

Deena Boos said...

Great cards! I love the calming colors of the first, and the bright, cheery colors of the other.

Jo said...

Both of your cards are wonderful!

Linda Suarez said...

What a great get well card LeAnne! Beautiful clean card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anne-Marie said...

Lovely cards, I like how you used the block to do a background for the water pump.

Rita said...

Gorgeous card my friend. I love the main image; it reminds me of a postage stamp! Thanks for playing along with my sketch. :)

Jen Timko said...

Wow, LeAnne, that water pump is amazing!! Such great colors and that bit of background is perfect. Glad to see you this week at FMS!