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Thursday, March 28, 2013

FMS79 & RS56

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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:

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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:

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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:

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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:

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

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11 comments:

Kara said...

great cards! love how those stamped water pumps are slightly different..one 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!
Hugs,
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!