Monday, June 15, 2009

Challenge Monday


I had a chance to stamp a couple things this morning, not all of them I am sharing quite yet!  But here are a couple fun ones:

This is for the Clean and Simple challenge on SCS, which is a sketch, and also for Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #9, shown here:


Now, I don't have Grass Green, but I have Kiwi Kiss, and that's what I used for my CAS card:


This color is just so hard to photograph!  Anyway, here it is in all its Kiwi Kiss glory; images are from Flight of the Butterfly, sentiment from Short & Sweet.  Cardstock is Basic Black and Very Vanilla.  Ribbon is SU's Pigtails and Valet....that was the last of them, they're all gone now!

Next, I was a very bad aunt and had not made my nephew a graduation card yet.  He wasn't having a party, so it wasn't on my radar screen!  A friend had given me a mortarboard cap template, (I also found it here on SCS) so I made him this one:


His school colors are red, black & silver; when you open the card, there is a pocket for a gift card or cash (hard to see here):


and I added a Bible verse on the inside flap:


Sentiment is from Hugs and Wishes; Bible verse is from CHF's Scripture Essentials 1--love this set, wish I had gotten it sooner!  Some silver stars added a little interest.  Of course, the check we enclosed will interest him the most! LOL!  I made the tassel from red embroidery floss.

Thanks for looking!  Tomorrow will be a new baby card.....hint, hint!!!


Juanita said...

I love that graduation card. What a good aunt you are.
The CAS card is super. Makes me want to hide out in my cool basement and create!

Ann said...

These are wonderful! I love that cool graduation cap!

Nicki said...

These are gorgeous, the graduation card is a really neat idea!

Shawn said...

Simply Gaw-jus!!! As usual, you Stamping Diva, you!! LOVE the grad cap!! Great idea! I need to make one for my nephew, too. ;o)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oooh, the green and black together is so striking and I love the butterflies! And that graduation cap is so cool! How neat that there's space for a gift card, too!

Emily said...

Cute little butterfly card! I love the graduation cap card you created...very clever! Thanks for the link and the insiration LeAnne!

Diane said...

Very cute cards! Love the butterfly one, but for some reason I'm really into butterflies right now.

Thanks for the lead back to your card as my mystery inspiration. So glad to be able to track it down.

I've been back here a ton since finding you, but didn't track back far enough! Thank you SO MUCH. Your cards are fantastic!

(Cool...the word verification that I have to type in is amen!)

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Both of these cards are fantastic! Especially love the butterfly card! So pretty! Graduation card is really neat too!

Caryl P said...

I love this card, the tassle is so creative nevermind creating a pocket too! Cant' wait to see the baby card you create......

Our Little Inspirations said...

Really cool cards, LeAnne! The butterfly one is adorable, and the graduation one is simply stunning!
You have a true gift of creativity!
Your cards are always so inspiring to me!


Our Little Inspirations said...

Wow, that graduation card is fabulous!!! I've never seen them done before, but what a cool idea! TFS! The butterfly card is so pretty too!.......and did someone mention a new baby?!?!?!?!?!

Sylvia said...

LeAnne, The four cats, one pickup with a loaded trailer and one 26 foot long truck made it to Round Rock, Texas around 9:30PM. We are in the motel until Friday. I plan on sleeping! But my inks are with me and my stamps, etc. are at the back od the big truck! I will be back in action at least by Wednesday!!! Your cards are great!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

These are too cute! I love the grad hat and the butterfly so fun!

Stamp and Smile said...

WWOWOOWOWOWOOWOWOW! LOVE your butterfly card LeAnne... Super job and great take on the challenge. You always amaze me!! And the grad hat is just darling... MUST TRY!! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE LOOOOOOOVE LOOOOOOOOOVE that butterfly card. Wow, what you did with that CAS sketch is amazing. Lovely colors and the dimensional butterfly on the ribbon is SO PRETTY!