Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Eastern Blooms

I received this stamp set free at convention and have rarely used it, so I "challenged" myself to use it in today's SCS Color Challenge of Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink and Kiwi Kiss.  I also used Beate's Weekend Sketch:

10-21-08 challenge

Unfortunately, I seem to be needing get-well cards, so I  used a sentiment from Papertrey's Mixed Messages.   The DP is some I had in my stash, don't remember what company it is!  The image stamped on the background paper was inked in Pretty in Pink first; then I colored right over top of the stems with a Chocolate Chip marker.

  • Stamps:  Eastern Blossoms, Mixed Messages, PTI
  • Paper:  Chocolate Chip, WW, Kiwi Kiss, Misc DP
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pirouette Pink, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss
  • Acc:  Marker, Circle Punches, Taffeta Ribbon, Blush Pearls from Kaiser

10-21-08 inside

Edited to add:  Here is a photo of the inside of the card, which I changed after posting!





On a more personal note, I would covet your prayers for my daughter.  I got a phone call in the wee hours of the morning (never a good thing) that the house she & her boyfriend were renting was on fire.  Apparently the coal stove caused a chimney fire.  Thankfully, no one was hurt, but she will need to find a new place to live!  The Lord was watching over them and my prayer is that she recognizes that!  Thanks for visiting today & be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Color Throwdown Challenge!



Vanessa said...

Very pretty card! I like how you angled the DP in two different directions. That's a neat idea.

Kim said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the pearls.

Elaine M said...

The first thing that caught my eye was the angled designer paper - what a great idea - one that I'll be using a lot. The card was beautiful!!! I'll be praying for your daughter - When my girls were babies, an old grandmother at church told me that when your babies are little, they walk on your toes - but when they are grown, the walk on your heart. I've remembered her saying that so of often over the years -- and she was right.

Beate said...

Beautiful card! It's perfect for both challenges. Thanks so much for playing!
I am glad your daughter didn't get hurt by the fire!
Hugs and smiles

Barbara said...

Really, really pretty, LeAnne. Love how you placed the flower over the branch.

Lisa Kind said...

Love the softness of this card. So beautiful! Those colors are so me, too!

Lisa Kind said...

Forgot to mention that I'm glad your daughter and her friend are ok. That is such a scary thing for all of you to go through!

Tammy Hershberger said...

OMGosh, your card is beautiful as always! Love the opposite direction of the diagnonals!

I hope your daughter is doing OK! I'm so sorry they've had to experience such tragedy, but thank God no one was hurt! Hugs and prayers!

Broni said...

LeAnne, I'm so sorry about your daughter's loss of her home. I will keep her and her boyfriend in my prayers!

Kimberly Crawford said...

I am So glad to hear that your DD and her BF are safe!! What a scary thing to go through!!!! I hope that they can get things settled again soon. Prayers for them!!

Your card is just lovely!!!!

Shawn said...

This is gorgeous! I LOVE IT!! I have this set and have never used it ....another one of those HAD TO HAVE IT sets. I'll have to break it out and case this beauty!!

I need several get well cards, too. What's going on?!? It's too early for all this sickness to be going around. Bleck!!

Kay Kalthoff said...

LeAnne, my prayers are with you! Yikes - how scary is that!! I'm so glad all is safe. Thanks for sharing another beautiful card!

Vickilyn said...

Love the card!! VERY glad your daughter was okay - early morning phone calls are definitely the worst!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a striking card, both inside and out!!! I love it!!! And yes, oh my, prayers going up for your daughter -- Praise the Lord they were not injured!!! TFS!!!!