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Thursday, May 3, 2018

IB18 Unicorn Dreams


Happy Thursday, peeps!  It's time for another Inspired By challenge, and we have a sponsor today---SRM Stickers!  You can go to the IB blog for all the details....there might just be a giveaway!  Anyway, let's get to my card today, and then see how I was inspired!  It is FINALLY warming up here...it's almost summer-like, which is what I anticipated...cold, then right to hot!  But I had this fun "spring" sticker and I couldn't help using it with some brightly-colored flowers and little bumblebees (also stickers):


I used some retired SU DSP in Pacific Point, Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue to diecut some flower shapes, added some embossed centers and a little banner on which I added my spring sticker!  I stamped a few little dots here and there and added a wee little punched flower in Strawberry Slush as well.   And here is Laurel's challenge...it's hard to see, but there are  unicorns on the pillows inside the tepee:


Unfortunately, I have no unicorn stamps, so I went with the bright colors and I used the Less is More sketch for this week:


On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin kit, adding some stamped flowers and some more dots:


When I originally diecut my flowers, they were a bit too big, so I used next smaller die to cut another flower from each piece; the outside pieces were too fun to toss, so I made another card, this time using some more stickers for the stem and the center:



The stem looked a little bare, so I diecut a bow from Strawberry Slush cardstock, using the Everyday Jar framelits, then did a little shading with my blender pen to give it some dimension:


These are such fun colors, and such a cute inspiration photo, I hope you'll play along with us!  Remember, there's a prize up for grabs too!  Check it all out at Inspired By!

Tuesday was SO gorgeous, I stopped everything I was doing at home and took a jaunt to Longwood Gardens; it was a riot of color, inside and out:





 

and a silly selfie of me....still figuring out how to do that with my camera, LOL!  But what a reminder of how great our God is, creating all this beauty for us to enjoy!


Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Past Paper Pumpkin 
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Strawberry Slush and Bashful Blue (ret), Patterns DSP in Pretty in Pink, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue (ret)
 Ink Pacific Point, Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose,  Bashful Blue (ret)
Accessories SRM Stickers, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Everyday Jars Framelits, Flower Diecuts (Nestabilities), Circle Punches, Triple Flower Punch (ret), Square Lattice Embossing Folder (ret), Blender Pen

10 comments:

stampwithsandy said...

Such a cute pair of cards, so perfect for the challenges! Love the little dots in the background of the first one. But those gardens - jealous!!! How far away are you from Longwood? Seems you stop by there fairly often. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics!

Wendy said...

A very pretty card in those 2 wonderful colors! You always rock "Less is More"!
Great challenge and love your springy card, LeAnne! Yes, it has been a VERY nice week but last evening it got entirely too hot for my liking. I had to turn on the AC to sleep and i'm sure later today it will be on again. From heat to AC....what's one to do?! Loved your selfie and those beautiful flower pictures from Longwood! TFS and enjoy your day! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute cards and pics, dearie!!

I Card Everyone said...

So sweet, LeAnne! Gorgeous flowers! Wish I could have joined you!
=]

Linda Callahan said...

I love that splashy sketch and the POWer of those bright colors! And oh I wish we had such flowers around here!

Lisa Elton said...

I like your polka dot flowers, cute cards LeAnne! The real ones are amazing!

Trina P. said...

Fun card in cheery spring colors, LeAnne! And great use of the larger pieces to create a lovely second card,
That was one beautiful walk (beautiful pics of those gorgeous blooms) and a great selfie too. Thank you for joining us at Less is More, x

Sharon said...

What bright, crisp and super-springlike cards Leanne! Those smaller elements all stamped together on your first card make the design look so cohesive and it is a fab take on our sketch. Love seeing those beautiful flower photos too. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx

Anonymous said...

What bright, crisp and super-springlike cards Leanne! Those smaller elements all stamped together on your first card make the design look so cohesive and it is a fab take on our sketch. Love seeing those beautiful flower photos too. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More xx Sharon

Anonymous said...

Fun card in cheery spring colors, LeAnne! And great use of the larger pieces to create a lovely second card, That was one beautiful walk (beautiful pics of those gorgeous blooms) and a great selfie too. Thank you for joining us at Less is More, x Trina P