Monday, October 27, 2014

A Touch Of Fall...

This card is for my brothers birthday who happens to be in the fall months.  So I set out making a fall style card for him with also fish incorporated into the theme for him.  He lives to fish so each year I have to find and incorporate a fish for him on some form to continue the interest of my  homemade card for him.  
I found a free download of this fish which I think....is a bass fish?  Not sure, but most men fish for bass?  I put one fish on the top of the card and one smaller one on the bottom.  They seem to blend in quite a bit at a quick glance.  So we'll see if he notices them immediately when he opens the card?
 The stamp set is from Stampin' Up of course, called French Foliage.  The large Maple leaf's are from a single stamp that I bought years ago at Micheal's Arts and Crafts.  I used photo paper when I stamped the large leaf and used my dobbers to color the leafs.  The shiny look to the leaves add a bit more of texture and pleasing look to the front.  I colored the fish the same as I did to the large leafs.  
I punched up the leafs with glue dots and the fish as well.  I have a small leaf punch and placed a few colored leafs around the card.  I was pleased with this card and hope he is as well?  
I'll be back next week with another fall card.  So I'm hoping you'll stop by again next week for another peek?  See you then ladies.   Enjoy your stamping!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Wedding Anniversary To My Niece...

Hello ladies!  I know I should probably be sharing some  festive fall cards or Christmas cards like everyone else out there is.  However, I've been working on my Christmas cards that I send to friends and family and have finally finished them.  I also have been working on more Christmas cards that I signed up for with my card club that I meet with once a month.  We are doing a Christmas card exchange and I need at least 20 of them for that.  I happen to have a few other cards backed up and hoping to get these few cards posted first and then on the my Christmas cards to show you.  
Once again It was my niece's Anniversary this past week so off I sent this to them and she text-ed me on Facebook to tell me she really really liked it.  I'm glad it made a hit with her. 
Again the photography is not  the best.  I photographed it on a dull day which doesn't help.   This card is all white and the camera just doesn't show the simplicity and elegance of an all white card.
Special Thanks to a few new followers to my blog.  I'm always tickled when you take time to join as a follower to my blog and take time to leave a special little comment.  It makes my day!  
THANK YOU!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

By The Sea....

This week I have another beach scene card for you.  No sweet little girl in this one like last week but some cute little sea shells again and birds by the ocean. 
Like I said before I bought these sea shell die cuts and think it will inspire me to do more cards related to the ocean.  The ocean defiantly provides a calm and relaxing time to ones spirit when strolling along the shore for a walk  or just sitting by the ocean. Watching the ocean waves and hearing each of them crash is mesmerizing to me. 
The verse is computer generated. I thought it would make a nice verse for a veritable card for anything?   I used the die cuts here with pearl-ized gray paper which show up nicely against the white paper in real time.  My lighting just doesn't pick up the pearl-lized effect it has. Unfortunately I photographed several of my cards on a cloudy day. Resulting in poor photography.  My apologies! 

I also made those white waves out of vellum paper and added white ink (with my dobber) to the top of the waves to help make them look the waves are moving as the blue color begins to fade as it moves to the shore.  I created the water, sky and sand with my dobbers and chalk inks against shinny photography printing paper. Then stamping the birds with black Stazon Ink. While free handing some smaller birds in flight in the background.   
Now...my best to each of you who stopped by and a special thank you to each of you who are so sweet to leave me a comment.  Truly appreciated!  Please have a super week!  
Till next time.....Leanne

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

She Sells Sea Shells...

I have a dear dear friend Debbie who is an old High-school friend and we keep in touch regularly by mail.  Letter writing anymore is something of the past, I think? With so many computers, email and social media most of us are hung up on that form of communication most generally? However, Debbie works full time and has no home computer.  So writing a note and sending a card is our only option.  

As you very well may have figured out.... I recently sent this card in the mail to Debbie with a little note to catch up.  I enjoyed fussing with this old stamp of the sweet little girl standing at the oceans edge. I really don't know the name of the stamp as it's not a stamp I own?  You may notice that there are two separate stamp sets here.  The sand and bushes below are of an another stamp.   I happened to pick it up that particular stamp at crafting garage sale for $2.00. The only marking on the stamp says:  Arizona Stamp Pad -copyright? 

I lightly colored the card with some colored pencils and used some Ira-decent Stickles and some pink liquid pearls to outline her dress.  I then added a row of lace to her dress to help give it a more dimensional look.  I also used this new Spellbinders die I recently bought called "Fantastic Flourish Two" and attached it to the left corner while attaching a brad. I also picked up those sweet little sea shell die cuts while at a craft store in the area where I live.  The die cut punch is from Impression Obsession called Mini Shell Set DIE 76-E 

For those of you who may have noticed,  I signed my name to the right bottom side of the card.  That is something I never do.  Sign the front!  This card seemed to call for it?  Yes I do always put some form of signature to the back of my cards. I also use a computer program that makes special labels that I attach to each of my cards with my name and blogs name on it in-case the recipient would like to view more of my work?  That's all for this week ladies....

I hope you enjoyed stopping by today?  I enjoyed having you.  Please come back soon?

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Creating With Scraps...



I'm sure each of you stampers have a large box filled with extra things you may have stamped or cut out and your collection is growing.  Well....mine is and I decided it was time to start trying to use up some of the scraps and such. 


I generally try to cut out more than one die cut or embossing folder while I have it out as to save time somewhere down the line later.  This particular embossing folder from Marianne Designs is one that I had a lot of them as spares so I decided to make a quick and easy card today.  I needed a quick birthday card for one of my girlfriends Sandy.  So it was put in the mail and on it's way.

Have a happy scrapping week ladies!



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