Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just for Me

I was able to carve out some stamping time just for me, just for fun, today.  I really wanted to try some challenges from other blogs.....I "collect" all these blogs that post challenges in my favorites bookmark, but never do any of them.  So I treated myself today.

The first one is from Poetic Artistry, a sketch; but I also used a technique from Our Creative Corner called Vintage Verve.  It uses neglected stamps from Papertrey called Believe, as well as some hoarded Cosmo Cricket Be Good paper:

Fading Challenge

The images are heat embossed with Gold Glory EP, then sponged with More Mustard & Creamy Caramel for the Vintage Verve "glow".  I wish I was a better photographer so I could capture the true warmth of this really looks much better IRL!

The next one is also a sketch from Technostamper. 

sketch challenge Christmas blessings

This uses the Faux Diamond dust technique on the circle embellishment:


Now I am off to make cupcakes for my girls tonight!  Thanks for visiting and remember to stop back tomorrow for the Color Throwdown Challenge!

  • Card 1 Stamps:  Believe, PTI
  • Paper:  Cranberry Crisp, Naturals Ivory, Be Good, Cosmo Cricket
  • Ink:  Versamark, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel
  • Acc:  Corner Punch, Oval Punch, Burgundy organdy ribbon, daubers, Gold Glory EP, Heat Tool, dimensionals

  • Card 2 Stamps:  Winter Post, Star-Studded Season (ret)
  • Paper:  Ski Slope, Shimmery White, Handsome Hunter, WW, Baja Blue
  • Ink:  Real Red, Versamark, Handsome Hunter
  • Acc:  Iridescent Ice EP, Heat Tool, Nesties, Corner Rounder, Baja Breeze ribbon, Glitter Dots (Gina K)


  1. Love the Winter Post card! gorgeous! You got Mr. Twigster and I may have to break down and get this one that you used:)

  2. Beautiful Cards! I love the one with the reindeer.

  3. Oh my I love the sketch this way, never occurred to me?! I always turn sketches but for some reason I didn't do it with this one and GEEZZ, that was silly. I love it this way, I think I will make one with it this way tomorrow. You rock. Thanks for playing.

  4. Beautiful cards LeAnne! I would say you made great use of your stamping time today. WoW!

  5. I love both of these cards!! You did a great job with "the glow".

  6. I love the antique/vintage feel of the first one, and love the colors on the second! Beautiful work!

  7. Fabulous cards! Love the glow on your first card. Such a fabulous mix of papers, images and colors. Thanks for playing along! :)

  8. This sketch is great flipped on it's side! And I love the glittery reindeer circle :)

  9. Beautiful cards! Lovely work :)

  10. What a great card!! I don't think that I would have thought to turn the sketch like that. Thanks for MORE great inspiration.

  11. Your cards are so very BEAUTIFUL -- such inspiration! :)


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