Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunrise Inspired

I can’t believe that it’s been so long since my last post.  I’ve been busier than I ever imagined…and that’s a good thing.  I’m getting things done!  Of course, having sick children home and under foot is never in the plans.  All is getting back to normal and, I think, that all will be back to school in the morning.  Yay! 

So, without further ado, here is a quick birthday card that was done for my brother-in-law.  100_8850I love a great sunrise and this card reminds me of the sun rising above the sand dunes.  Again, I used the masking technique for the sun.  Here, I used sponges to wash the color onto Very Vanilla card stock.  I started with the lightest color first, Barely Banana.  I, then, sponged on some Pretty in Pink and finished up with Pumpkin Pie.  The sand dune is sponged with some Sahara Sand.  I removed the Post-It Note sun mask and stamped on the grass from Inspired by Nature in Soft Suede.  The main panel is layered onto Soft Suede, Dusty Durango and then a Sahara Sand card base.  The sentiment is an old retired favorite, Warmest Regards.

Here’s a sunrise that helped to inspire this card.

100_8879 This was out my back door.

I hope you find inspiration all around you!  Thanks for looking.

Hugs ~Leslee~

Monday, October 12, 2009

Busy, busy, busy!

No, I didn’t fall off the face of the earth.  I know I told you that I had plenty to show and I do.  It’s just finding the time to sit down and post it to the blog that hasn’t happened.  ‘Busy’ has been my middle name lately. 

My sister and her husband were in from Denver, CO for a visit.   It ShashManuelwas so wonderful to spend some time with them!  They left this morning.  They are headed back to Mom & Dad’s in OH and then back to Denver.  I’m so glad they came the extra miles to spend time with us!  They got to see Jess’ soccer practice.  We had a bonfire on Saturday…roasted hot dogs (Adam’s favorite), marshmallows and made S’mores…yum!  The boys were doted upon…lots of hugs and kisses (smile!)  We topped off the weekend with a trip to our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It went way to fast and we hated to let them leave.

Anyway, on to the card…

100_8843 This was a really quick card I made for my father-in-law’s birthday.  Don wanted me to use this cute little crab and he gave me all of 20 minutes to get it completed in.  You see, his dad was a waterman and fished blue crabs for a living.  So, this is the card I came up with.

I simply sponged on some Sahara Sand and a bit of Sage Shadow.  I added the “seaweed” in Old Olive using the grass from the Inspired by Nature set.  The crab is from the retired Fishy Friends set.  He was stamped in Jet Black StazOn and colored using my Aqua Painter and Watercolor Crayons.  He is cut out and adhered to the sponged panel with a dimensional.  (Isn’t he cute?)100_8846 The sentiment is from an old retired favorite, Warmest Regards.  The sponged panel was then adhered to a Soft Suede card base.

The card took less than 10 minutes.  It received approval from the entire family.  My father-in-law really liked it.

Thanks for checking it out.  Comments are always welcome.  This month is just a really busy month for me.  I keep thinking that “next week will be better”…hmmm.  Maybe next week WILL be better?!

Hugs ~Leslee~

All supplies except for the retired stamp sets can be purchased through my website.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Scrap Card…

I love it when that happens!  When I can use the scrap pieces and parts that have been laying on my desk for weeks (or longer).  This is just a quick and simple card.  100_8817The Whisper White panel already had the edge punched with the Eyelet Border punch.  I simply added a length of Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot ribbon.  I masked the outlined flowers from the Wonderful Watercolors set, stamped them in Jet Black StazOn, and colored them in using my Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry ink pad.  The sentiment is from the same set.  The Basic Black strip was a scrap.  The card base color is Rich Razzleberry.

That’s it for today.  I hope you’ve been able to use up some of your scraps this year.  Thanks for stopping by.