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?


  1. A delightful card Leanne...lovely beach scene like how you've embellished your little girls dress and your addition of seashells


  2. This is really pretty! I like the way you decorated the little girls dress and hat with the beading. Very nice touch.
    I went to a stamp meet about 3 or so years ago. And I was using some stamps that other people had, and I stamped this image and my Jim has colored it for me, but I have not made a card with it yet...You have so inspired me...
    By the way, in regard to the name of image on the back of the image by Jim wrote...#80156 Girl at beach, stamp by Stamps Happen.
    I also have three long time dear friends that I still keep in touch with that DO NOT have a computer. I so wish that they had one so we could keep in touch more, since they no longer live in my town. But we do try and keep in touch by phone and handwritten notes.

  3. Oh, yes, Leanne, it is so appropriate that you signed this little work of art! You've created a magical beach scene with amazing attention to detail! Your friend may even frame it! Hugs, Darnell

  4. love this creation, the colors and the overall design, great card!
    remember my "Throwback Thursday" challenge is under way...hopefully I can see you one day playing with us!
    hugs from california

  5. Your card is absolutely precious Leanne! Debbie will love it. I think it's wonderful that the two of you keep on in snail mail, it has more of a personal touch. I think signing your name on the front of the card was a great way of personalizing your gift to Debbie, she'll be thrilled and possibly frame it.

  6. What a beautiful card Leanne, fabulous stamping! I found your blog via Darnell and having scrolled through your posts I'm absolutely blown away by your creations:-)
    Val x


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