Thursday, January 23, 2020

IB108 Clusters Sympathy

Hi peeps! Wow, the week is just whizzing by!  We have a new Inspired By challenge today...check this one out:

Isn't that a pretty vignette?  Unfortunately, I needed several sympathy cards recently, so you may see a theme for a few posts.....but this challenge did give me a chance to pull out some lovely elements to mix and match! 

I started with some papers from Julie Nutting's French Flea Market by Photo Play, using some blue for my background, a stripe for my banner, and a pink brocade for my florals; I stamped them in Basic Gray, fussy-cut them out and added a little shading with some Copics:

I just LOVE the tag die from SU's new Bonanza dies, so I cut one out from Whisper White cardstock, stamped a few elements on it from the retired Butterfly Basics stamp set, and mounted my florals on it.  I also added some twine and sparkly sequins:

I stamped and diecut a little butterfly, embellished it with a little glimmer dot, and I found this chipboard button in my stash....IRL it matches a little better than it does in the photo.  The sentiment was also stamped in Basic Gray and is from Our Daily Bread Designs:

For my inside, I used a past Paper Pumpkin sentiment, stamped in Marina Mist, and I also stamped the fern again behind it:

The DT has some lovely samples using the photo as their inspiration....please check them out at Inspired By and share your creation with us as well!  Can't wait to see it!

Cassidy had an inservice day yesterday, so we spent the day together!  She helped me unpack a big SU order; she set up a "store" in the living room and I had to "shop" for all my customers' orders!! Then she took the box apart, re-taped it and made a play house for her dolls with it!

Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Paper Pumpkin sympathy (ret), Mini Tag Sentiment (Our Daily Bread Designs), Flower Garden (Tim Holtz), Butterfly Basics (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, French Flea Market (Photo Play)
 Ink Pineapple Punch, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery (ret), Marina Mist (ret)
Accessories Sequins, Chipboard Button, Baker's Twine (from my stash), Glimmer Dots (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Bonanza Dies, Copics, Small Butterfly Punch (ret)


Vicky Hayes said...

Oh my goodness, these beautiful colours are singing to me! I love the combination of papers you've used and the gorgeous stamped tag (I mourn for Butterfly Basics - the fern image especially! Must hunt for that.) All your little details - the bakers twine, the button, the sentiment tag and the sequins - bring everything together so perfectly!

My youngest son used to help me unpack SU orders and played shop just like Cassidy! Thanks for a lovely memory :)

Vicky x

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous! In every way, LeAnne! I'm especially fond of those ferns you've stamped on your pretty tag!
What is it about kids [cats] and empty boxes! I love it!

Kampin' Karen said...

Pretty colors! Such fun Cassidy bring into our lives, right?

Lisa Elton said...

Oh this is so fresh and pretty LeAnne! I like all of the little elements you tucked in. Love that Cassidy made a store for you. That sounds like something Sweet P would love to do!

Linda Callahan said...

This is a beautiful card! And I love how Miss C is such an able assistant!