Wednesday, December 26, 2012

December 2012 Blog Hop #2

This is the second card I made for the Blog Hop.  I embossed with a CuttleBug embossing folder and then used Happy Hydrangea die cuts and embossed with white embossing powder.  On the top flower I rubbed some Memento's Angel Pink on it to give it a little color and also around the sentiments for just a hint of color.

December 2012 Blog Hop

This is the first of two cards I made for PTI's Blog Hop.  I used Heart-2-Heart #9 with a touch of Fine Linen and Pure Poppy.

Monday, December 17, 2012

MIM #96 Patchwork Die-Cuts - 1

This is my first card for MIM this week.  I used Floral Foliage die for this card.

Make It Monday #96: Patchwork Die-Cuts

This is my second card I made for MIM #96 Patchwork Die-Cuts.  I used Beautiful Butterflies die   The paper is just some of my many scraps that I have. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Make It Monday #95 Layered Glitter Shapes

Since I have my Christmas Cards done, I decided to use the Mega Vases die cuts to glitter up with strips of Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist patterend paper for my layers.  The sentiment is from Heart-2-Heart #3

Sunday, December 9, 2012

CFC81: Create a Clean And Simple project that features a knot or knots

This is one of the techniques we learned from PTI's Stamp-A-Faire last July presented by Betsy Veldman that I used for my card for the CAS-usal Fridays Challenge.  I used Raspberry Fizz patterned paper and ink.  The Patterned paper is partially die cut with the In bloom die and then stamped in.  Then used the yarn to make my knot.  I think it makes for an elegant look but is stil CAS.   You can access CAS-ual Fridays  Here 

Dynamic Duos #32 -Monochromatic Pinks

Here is my card for DD #32 which you can access Here  I used PTI's Basic Backgrounds Medallions and Natural Beauties stamp sets with Autum Rose ink and paper.  The lighter shade of pink is Memento's Angel Pink and used a few pearl blings.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

colourQ challenge #166...

This is my card for this week's ColourQ Challenge which you can acces.  Here
I used PTI's Background Basics Super stripes for the patterend paper look, Fabulous Frames stamp and die cut and the butterfly is from Pretty Peonies.  Colors are PTI's Aqua mist Blueberry Sky, Memento's Bahama Blue, and SU Night of Navy. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Make It Monday #94: Detail Glitter Technique & CASology # 22 Sparkle

I will enter this card in PTI's MIM # 94 Glitter and CASology #22 Sparkle
I used Background Basics Inspiration on Lemon Tart cardstock, Aqua Mist patterened dotted paper and ink, and Pure Poppy cardstock and ink  The stamp sets are Stitched Sentiments and Heart-2-Heart #10  The red butterfly is the glittered one. and added some bling for the sparkle.
You can access CASology Here

Sunday, December 2, 2012

CFC80: Create Clean And Simple Gift Tags

Here is my CAS gift tag that I created for this weeks CAS-ual Fridays Challenge which you can access Here
I used PTI's Winter Penguin with Red Poppy.

Dynamic Duos #31 {Light Green and Red}

Wow, this is my second day in my craft studio this week and it sure feels good.  This card is for the Dynamic Duos challenge which you can access Here
I used Stitched Sentiments and Heart-2-Heart #10 from PTI along with Pure Poppy card stock and ink with Mementos New Sprout.  I really like this color combination.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

colourQ challenge #165...

Here is my card for this week's ColourQ challenge which you can access. Here  I love this new stamp set that I just got from PTI, Stitched Sentiments.  The colors are Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst and New Leaf. 

Make It Monday #93: Splitting Die Cuts

It has been quite a while since I have posted a card for MIM.  It seems that since I have retired it has been harder to get into my craft room to create.  I guess it is because it is that busy time of year, known as the Holidays.  Anyway, now that the decorations are all up, I decided it was time to come into my studio and create a card for MIM.  I used Fillable Frames #4 die cut to split.  Then the flower in the middle is from In Bloom,  The sentiment which I just got yesterday is from Stitched Sentiments which I already love.  Colors are Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist.  It feels good to be able to post a card for MIM again.

November Birthdays- Kelly & Frank

Wow, it has been about 2 weeks since I have posted anything.  Here are two birthday cards, the first one for my brother Frank and the second one for my son, Kelly.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Dynamic Duos #29-Marina Mist with Black and the Dessert Option of using a Snowman Theme!


                              This is my card for Dynamic Duos #29 which you can access Here
                           This is an old wood stamp that I have but he is such a cute snowman.              

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Week #19: THANKS

This is my card for CASology #19 Thanks, which you can access Here  I used PTI's Beautiful Butterflies Die and Stamp set along with Butterfly Dreams stamp set.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

colourQ challenge #163...

This is my entry for this weeks ColourQ Challenge which you can access Here.
I used PTI's Auturn Abundance stamp set and Fabulous Frames stamp and die. 

Make It Monday #91 Faux Pockets

This is my entry for this week's MIM - Faux Pockets.  I used Simply Chartreuse and Pure Poppy, colors.  Background Basics Superstripes, and Peaceful Pinecones stamp sets and die.  It's great to be creating again.

Friday, November 9, 2012


This is the card I made for my (baby) granddaughter who was 7 on November 3rd.  She is going to come and spend the night with me tomorrow and we will go birthday shopping for her.    That should be a fun time.

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #90: Creating Focal Point Sentiments with Stamps & Dies

This is the first time in about 2 weeks that I have made something that I can post.  I have really missed making cards but now I am officially a retiree and will hopefully have all the time in the world to create.  This card is for this week's MIM #90.  I used Botanical Silhouettes, and Butterfly Dreams stamp set with the Script die cuts. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #57 - A Sketch by LeAnne

Here is my card for the FMS Challenge which you can access Here
I used all PTI products, Beautiful Butterflies, die and stamp and Fillable Frames #10.  The paper  is Simply Chartreuse and Berry Sorbet paper and ink.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Birthday Cards for Karen and Jill

Today, I have been working on a couple of Birthday cards one for a very good friend of mine, Karen that I have know since Jr. High and one for a co-worker, Jill.   The first card is for  Karen and the second is for Jill.   I really like how they both turned out.  These are both second trys.  All are PTI cardstock, ink and stamp sets.  Pretty Peonies, Beautiful Butterflies, and Rosie Posie.   Oh and turning a new leaf.  I keep forgetting that I have that set.  And that lovely Quartrefoil.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dynamic Duos #24 - Pool Party and Soft Suede

This week's Dynamic Duos Challenge Pool Party and Soft Suede.  I used PTI's Aqua Mist and Classic Kraft paper and ink.  The stamp set and die cut are also PTI's Lovely Layers.  This is another birthday card for a co-worker.
Access Dynamic Duo Here

retrosketches #33... & CFC74: Create a Clean & Simple project with a heart

I made this birthday card for one of my co-workers and used Retro Sketches and CAS-ual Fridays challenges for the inspiration.
You can access Retro sketches Here
                             You can access CAS-ual Fridays Here
I used PTI's Heart to Heart #3 with Aqua Mist and Lemon Tart cardstock.  The die cuts are also PTI.
I added this cute little heart after I took the first picture and decided that I needed to take another picture with the heart.  I think it adds to the card.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Make It Monday #86: The Inside Edition

This week's PTI MIM is decorating the inside of your card, which I must admit does add quite a bit to the card.  I think when I retire which is November 1st (Yahoo) I will start doing this to my cards that I send out.  For the front, I used the Quatrefoil, in Simply Chartreuse and the other color is Raspberry Fizz, along with Sending You and Butterfly Dreams stamp sets and dies. The inside of the card I used Raspberry Fizz Patterned polka dot paper.   Hope you stop by and make a comment.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

retrosketches #32...

This is my last post for today.  It has been a fun day in my Craft Studio.  This is for the Retrosketches #32 Challenge which you will find Here
I used PTI's Raspberry Fizz and Aqua Mist colors and Heart 2 Heart stamp set.

Dynamic Duos #23 Tangerine Olive.

This is my card for the Dynamic Duos #23 Tangerine & Olive which you can accessHere
I used PTI's Melon Berry and Simply Chartreuse colors and In Bloom stamp set,

CFC73: For The Girls- Create a Clean And Simple card that celebrates

This card is a tribute to my best friend, Colleen of 54 plus years which is the theme for this week's CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Challenge.  We have been through a lot together, but this is one of the most serious things we have had to go through.  About 3 or 4 weeks ago her oldest daughter Dina a 35 year old mother of 3 young children was diagnosed with lymphoma which is treatable with a 70% chance of recovery.  She will start Chemo next Friday.  And if that is not enough, Colleen had a biopsy on a spot on her lung, which is also cancerous.  She will have some more scans for 3 days this week, but the oncologist thinks her's is contained and it can be removed.  We will know more on Wednesday.  Pray for her.  But she is truly a blessing to me.  Such an upbeat person and so generous with her time and such a loving person.  I don't know what I would do without her.  She also shares my love or should I say obsession for card making.  Now, on to the card, I used PTI's Sweet Life and the sentiment is from All About You.  The ink is Memento's Grape Jelly and Lulu Lavendar and PTI's Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse.  You can access CAS-UAL Fridays blog Here

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Dynamic Duos #22 - Mix & Match Week!

Dynamic Duos #22
The main color I used is PTI's Pure Poppy and added New Leaf.  The Stamp set is Wreath for all Seasons.  It is an older stamp set that I just got.  I really like it.
You can access DD Here