Sunday, November 24, 2013

Monday Mood Board #23

I have a card to share today! We were on a little trip this past week, visiting our parents in Florida. The weather was rainy and cloudy, but the fellowship with my Dad and his wife, a sister and brother in law, and my Mom in law, was wonderful! I will send this out to one of them.
  I used Monday Mood Board #23 to inspire me today.  I loved the fresh colors! Perfect for a Florida Thank you!  You can find the inspiration photo here...



  The colors are Limeaide Ice, Melon Berry and Sweet Blush inks.  The bottom layer was stamped, and the middle layer is Melon Berry print paper.  I put a small bitty dot layer of Fine Linen on top to anchor the blooms from Fresh Cut Florals.  A little chocolate bakers twine with layered buttons and the sentiment stamped in Dark Chocolate finished my card off.  Thanks for looking!!

Luanne

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

MIM Citrus Thanks


I made this during half time of the basketball game tonight!  So fast and easy to do. I would have never thought to use my stamp pads in the creative ways Ashely demonstrates in this weeks Make it Monday!  I'll be sending this soon to family we plan to visit in Sunny Florida. That's why I chose these citrusy colors. Thanks for stopping by!

Luanne

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Happy 90th Birthday!

My wonderful Mother in Law is turning 90 this month.  Although we celebrated as a family this summer when we were together, I wanted to make another card to mail to her on her special day.  I chose papers from Stella Rose Hattie collection as a starting point.  Perfect for a fall card, but not too traditional.




The square frame is from Over/Under Easy, using this week's Make it Monday challenge.  The numbers are die-cuts from MFT.  The Mums are from Mum's the Word, using Fine Linen card stock and ink.  I wanted to add a little sparkle, so I added some using a clear Spica Glitter pen to the petals.


Maybe you can see it in the close up,  but it sure was hard to show!  I'm starting to work on Christmas cards now.....!

Have a great day ~ Luanne

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Make it Monday - Stamped Square Frames

I've really wanted to try to make one of Dawn's cool square frames, so this weeks Make it Monday was a push I've needed!  It was a perfect setting for my Hibiscus Burst Ruby Rose blooms!  I used some Basic Grey papers for my setting.  This is the last of an order for ten birthday cards from a co-worker.  It may just be my favorite!


My borders were easily created with a border from Over Under Easy.  Can't want to try out another one!

Have a great day!
Luanne

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

SMILE!

Today I have a card that is nice and flat for mailing.  It was put together in a snap, with just a little heat embossing.  The stamps are from A Reason to Smile, which was part of this year's Stamp-A-Faire.  I love the grouping of blooms, and so I stamped them all the way across the panel using Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado and Smokey Shadow.  The SMILE was heat embossed with White.


Have a great day and thank you for stopping by.....
Luanne

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Lovely Layers case....

One of the things I can do at work, is view images on the web....so, this week when it was really slow, I pulled up some images of PTI's Lovely Layers.  I hadn't used it for a while, and it is such an awesome set!  Well, I found this beautiful set of cards from I am the Sporadic Stamper's blog, and had to case one of them!  They are all so gorgeous, so make sure you take a look...  Here is what I came up with:


Thanks for stopping by, and thank you to the Sporadic Stamper too!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Make it Monday 138- Inlaid Die-Cuts

I woke up this morning and had in my mind to use Up, Up and Away for this week's Make it Monday. Then when I got to my craft table, I realized that the die for the balloons was all in one.  So I went with plan B, a fall birthday card for my Dad.


It was really easy to do, and I love the effect of the leaves in the background.  The colors are Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold and Simply Chartreuse.  The die-cut is stamped with the Herringbone Background, and the sentiment is stamped in Dark Chocolate.  Here is a close up of the "happy"...


Love the texture it gives!  You can find the challenge here.

Inspiration Florals

Third Saturday off in a row here!!  I'm loving it, especially since I was able to play some challenges this morning.  This a first for me from WPlus9, an inspiration challenge.



This is what I came up with


I'm really enjoying making little arrangements with Fresh Cut Florals.  These were stamped with Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky and Fine Linen.  The chevron on the tag is a piece of washi tape, and the bit of lace is from one of the centerpieces from my daughter's wedding in September! You've got to do a little recycling now and then!  I'm looking forward to the next challenge, you can find this one here.