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Thursday, January 24, 2019

IB56 Your Special Day

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Hope your week is going by nicely!  It's time for another Inspired By challenge, and I chose to make one with some eclectic elements in unusual colors, for me, at least:


And here is Laurel's prompt:


So I would say this is more of a masculine-themed prompt, but I turned it into more a feminine creation!  I focused on the blackboard image for my sentiment; in trying to use all my current SU stamps backwards from the end of the alphabet, this is from Stitched All Around.  I stamped it on SU's (retired) blackboard paper in craft white ink, added some banners, hearts, twine, another sentiment from the same set and a "wooden" blackboard frame


It was fun adding all the little elements here and there...I jazzed it up with a silver glimmer heart and a few little epoxy dots as well:


Since there was a little greenery in the photo, I mounted it all on a Pear Pizzazz card, added a sentiment on the inside, and this will go in my birthday card stash!

The design team has some interesting takes on this challenge...be sure to check them out at the Inspired By blog, then share your creation with us as well!  Can't wait to see it!

Cassidy had been bugging me to make a backpack for her Ethan doll; my sewing area was buried under stamping stuff but I finally found a few minutes to clear off a space and dig out my sewing machine.  Originally she wanted one with a zipper, but I found a pattern that was a little simpler, so I went with that, using a pair of Grampy's old jeans for fabric:


I used the hem of the pant leg to make a pocket and some retired SU ribbon for the straps!  She quickly went to get a teddy bear on which to try it (Ethan was at home):


And it fit!  She told me she even put some sticks of gum in the pocket, LOL!  If you'd like to see the pattern, you can find it HERE!


Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Stitched All Around
Card stock & Papers     Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Woodgrain DSP, Silver Glimmer, Blackboard (ret), Festive Farmhouse DSP (ret), Warmth & Cheer DSP (ret)
 Ink Memento Black, Craft White
Accessories Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes (ret), Misc Twine,, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Labels Dies, Be Mine Dies, Tree Punch (ret), Rectangle Stitched Dies, Envelope Punch Board (to round edges of frame)

7 comments:

Laurel said...

Wonderful card and that cute little backpack! Love that!

Kampin' Karen said...

Is there nothing creative you can't do? :-) Your card is wonderful as is the backpack for Ethan. I'll have to keep track of the sets you use. So far you are using sets I have...imagine that...lol! Do you ever make teddy bears?

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne you can do anything! That backpack is so cute!
I have to say your card, with all these elements, couldn't be more perfect! Every. single. thing. just FITS!! It's a touchdown!
=]

Margaret said...

I love all the elememts on this card!!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the way you've layered this card up, it's fantastic LeAnne! What a cute little backpack, you rock grammy!

Dawn Tidd said...

That chalkboard looks great! All those those layers add up to one cute card! That back pack is adorable...I know Etan approved!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow I love all of the elements and layers on this! Wonderful card! And the backpack is sweet as can be!