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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Queen for a Day

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Happy rainy Wednesday, everyone!  Today’s card is for three challenges!!!  I have been dying to try the Pals Paper Arts color challenge:

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as well as this week’s Mojo Monday sketch:

and the City Crafter Challenge this week,  “royalty”!!

So here we go:

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I used a crown image (along with others) from the retiring Established Elegance, to complement the queen sentiment from the retired You’re A Gem:

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I also added a little banner and button from this year’s SAB goodies:

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And did you notice all the stitching?  You will probably see MORE stitching because I finally got my craft room done and there is room for my sewing machine!  Woohoo! I went from this:

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to this:

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I still have some painting (see the above window frame)  and reorganizing to do, but I am so thrilled with the work my DH did….he did everything except painting the walls and making the curtain, both of which I managed to do!!!  I got new floors, new cabinets to hold my cardstock and supplies, new ribbon holders, a new ceiling fan and light,  and new countertops to replace my 7’ wooden trestle table.  I can sit at my computer and look out the window, and I can sew and have my ironing board all in the same room!!  It is so much easier to keep clean.  One of the things that helped me with my storage is transferring a lot of my wood-mount stamps to clear-mount!  I did clean out a few sets and will put them up for sale once the new catalog goes live!  Thanks for indulging me with these photos!

23 comments:

Jennifer said...

LeAnne! My word! This card is over-the-top gorgeous. Everything about it sings! And if that wasn`t enough for a spectacular post your craft studio is wonderful. You are a very creative lady and your space is a little piece of crafters heaven.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! This is really lovely ... I adore the sketch and the colours ... so beautiful and your craft room looks fabulous!! Many thanks for playing along at CCCB!

Linda said...

Oh my vintage goodness!! That card is simply gorgeous!!

I want to stamp like you when I grow up.

Doris D. said...

Your stamp room is fabulous! Everything in order and a place for everything. I know you will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Tidd said...

Love your card, LeAnne, and the vintage look is wonderful! Your choices are perfect. Kudos to you and DH on the craft room remodel! You will love it!

Linda Callahan said...

S/S/S - wowza! Gorgeous card! And your new space is wonderful! What a great room!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my so gorgeous LeAnne! Love it and your craft room is such a happy place! Turned out fabulous.

Denise Willerton said...

oh my oh my oh my...okay first your card!!! gorgeous! absolutely stunning LeAnne!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! and your creative corner....FABULOUS!!! and yes, I'm yelling ~ thanks for sharing ~ enjoy your day, your new corner and all the blessings this day will bring *hugs*... :-)

Evik said...

Mmmmm, so nice! Great place to work!!!

Elaine M said...

WHOA NELLIE! Congrats on your new craft space - your husband did a fantastic job - this just makes me happy all over for you!!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So very pretty, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Kara said...

oooo awesome!! love this peek into your creative space! so organized!!

Marisa said...

You can come and do my area next LOL! Looks fabulous :)

Great take on the mojo sketch and colour combo.

Bonnie said...

How nice! It's so much more fun to craft in an organized space!

Bonnie said...

Whoops! I forgot the card. I don't think I've ever opened my Summer Starfruit ink. I see that I really need to give it a chance cause this is gorgeous!

lisa808 said...

Love the card!!! The layering, stitching, and vintage look are gorgeous.

Enjoy your new craft room.

Kerry Willard Bray said...

What a fabulous card. Love all the incredible details and the layering.

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Wow... color me green with envy! How sweet is that! lucky gal.
hugs.

Allisa said...

Love the new look!

Charlene said...

Such a wonderful card with pretty colors!! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Wow LeAnne, your card is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colour combo, so pretty. And love all the stitching :-) You did a great job with your craft room. I'm sure it gives your creativity a boost too, doesn't it? Which reminds me I've got some work to do, lol. Thank you for joining us this week at CCCB. Hugs and happy day, Wendy

Margaret Moody said...

Wow! Beautiful card, LeAnne! Congrats on being a PPA Pick and big congrats on moving into your new and improved stamping space! So excited for you!

Colleen Dietrich said...

CongrTs on your win at city crafter and on a great new craft space!