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Thursday, May 6, 2021

IB173 Celebrate 85

Happy Thursday, everyone!  We have a pretty new Inspired By challenge for you today: 



And here is our optional sketch:


Since our moms are both gone, I chose to go another route with my card today!  I did keep the wreath and color scheme along with the sketch, but we have a sweet lady in our congregation who will be celebrating her 85th birthday soon, so I thought this would be a perfect way to wish her a happy day!  So here we go:


My first attempt at creating a wreath was a big flop!  WAY too busy, wrong colors, everything was a mess....it got tossed.  I went smaller and simpler and am much happier with it!  I used a Papertrey wreath for my base, stamped in Mint Macaron, and then adhered flowers diecut with the Pierced Blooms dies.  The "celebrate" from Here's A Card was fussy-cut and added to the "85", also fussy-cut, inside the wreath.  I added a Petal Pink gingham mat and scallop and finally, a few little pearls for a soft embellishment!  Those pierced flowers look like Ritz crackers to me....anyone else see that, LOL?!  I hope she likes it!  And I hope you'll play along with our challenge too!  The DT has created some INCREDIBLE samples this wee...be sure you go check them out at the Inspired By blog!


More bird tales....John & I were sitting at the breakfast table a couple days ago and heard the dreaded "thunk" of a bird hitting our patio door; sure enough, a little wren was lying dazed and confused on the deck:


She was still breathing and her eyes were opening and closing, so we just left her to recuperate; eventually she opened her eyes and began to look around:



She began hopping across the patio, leaving me a little souvenir to remember her by:



And then she flew away!  Phew!


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



Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Here's a Card (ret), Wreath for All Seasons (Papertrey), Letters & Numbers (Susan Branch)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Blushing Bride
 Ink Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink
Accessories Pearls, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Circle Dies (Lil'Inker)

8 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

YES! they do, and I love Ritz crackers especially sandwiched with peanut butter and dipped in white chocolate! YUM!!
I also love every blooming thing about your wreath, LeAnne - those Pierced Blooms are really coming in handy, and I'll never be tired of them! Gingham? you know you had me there!
I'm so happy that your little Carolina friend made it - they are the cutest of all Wren's to me - and I've never seen one for reals!
=]

Kampin' Karen said...

Your fussy cutting always amazes me. Yes, I see the crackers. Oh, I hate it when birds fly into my windows. It's always so tempting to go help them out. But our Father knows all about them! So glad He helped this one out. Have a blessed day.

ElizStewart said...

Soooooo super cute!!! Great colors... you have inspired me to play with a floral wreath!

Lorraine said...

Such a pretty card. She is sure to love it.

Lisa Elton said...

Seriously, could you wreath be any sweeter! What a lucky lady she is to be receiving this darling card. Speaking of darling, so glad the little wren made it!

Bonnie said...

You had me with the gingham, LeAnne! This is so fresh and fun! I'm glad this sweet little wren recovered!

Cindy Beach said...

Gingham, flowers and pearls, oh my! Then you added those sweet colors and I fell in love. What a great card, LeAnne! And just FYI - I always like your other photos too, especially the birds.

Silke Ledlow said...

So sweet and delicate...love these soft colors!