Thursday, March 11, 2010

My sunshine....

So, did you think I was getting possessive of the sun or something?  Tee hee- I couldn't think of a better post title, so I decided to use part of the sentiment on my CPS card this week.  Although, it is my sunshine....as well as your sunshine, and her sunshine, and his sunshine....I digress.  Sorry it has been so long between posts!  Blogger and I haven't been getting along so well.  I was about ready to permanently break up....but I think it is finally letting me add images into my posts.  Let's see how it goes....:)

I have a few cards to share with you today.  But first, I have some news in case you hadn't heard yet.  I was asked to be on the card design team for GCD Studios!  I love their papers, and the latest embellishments they have been coming out with!  I can't wait to start! 

Now onto some cards!  First up is my card for CPS sketch 157 this week.  We were sponsored by JustRite Stampers this week, and I picked out the "Romantic Sentiments Centers".  But, I think I used them in a rather unique way!  Check it out!
"Sunshine Everyday" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Imaginisce, October Afternoon & Sassafras
Stamps: JustRite Stampers
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: mango tango)
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs & Michael's 
Glitter: Making Memories & Ranger Stickles
Diecut Machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft
Diecut Cartridges: Hello Kitty Greetings, Pooh & Friends by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Fold white cardstock in half to make cardbase.  Round the corners of a blue paper block and adhere to the front.  Freehand cut the hills from green patterned paper, and round the appropriate corner.  Adhere to the bottom of the blue block.  Cut the sun from yellow & orange cardstock at 2.5" and 3" using the Cricut Expression and Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge.  Cut a circle of white cardstock and stamp the sentiment to it.  Layer all of the items together.  Cut the clouds from white cardstock at 2" & 3", and cover in glitter.  Adhere the three cuts to the front of the card, popping the sun and top cloud.  Accent the sun with jewels.  Cut the butterfly and its layers from yellow & pink cardstock at 3/4" using the Pooh & Friends cartridge.  Layer together and accent with jewels.  Adhere to the top cloud cut, and cover the pink layer in Stickles.  

Up next is a card I did for FTL #81 at the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.  Such a fun little sketch this week...I just added a ribbon to it! 
"Thank You" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Dot Spot & Asian Fusion
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: black, seaglass, robin's egg, sky blue, cyan)
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Jewels: Doodlebug Designs
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold kraft colored cardstock in half to make card base, and round the bottom corners.  Round the bottom corners of a block of white cardstock, and stamp the dots and sentiment to the bottom of it.  Tie ribbon above the stamped images, and adhere the entire white block to the front of the card.  Accent the dots with clear jewels.  

And this last one is based on the current Embellish Magazine color/border challenge.  I am not quite sure how I feel about this card...but it is done.  So, I am posting it! Tee hee! 
"Easter Blessings" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Paper: Imaginisce
Paper Frill/Button: Doodlebug Designs
Ribbon: Renaissance By Design
Twine: Darice Inc. 
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Tags For Spring)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: citrine, orchid, black & Chalk: yellow cadmium, peach pastel)
Jewels: Westrim Crafts
Puffballs: Darice Inc. 
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold pink cardstock in half to make card base.  Cover the bottom with an Easter paper block.  Round the top corners of a strip of white cardstock.  Stamp the bunnies to the middle and give them white puffball tails.  Adhere the strip to the top of the card.  Add pink paper frill a little below the seam, and then tie ribbon around the seam.  Adhere a button to the bow using twine.  Stamp the sentiment in black directly to the patterned paper.  Accent underneath with jewels, and add a thin strip of paper to each side of the "Easter" part of the sentiment.  

Since Blogger is finally letting me post images, I am just going to keep this short and sweet!  I will be back in a couple days to share some more!!  Hopefully it will be a bit more personal of a post then!  Have a great night!  ♥ 

Until later,
~Lea

23 comments:

  1. They are all great Lea.. and I love the last one! Congrats on your win over on Moxie fab... and Congrats on your DT news... that is awesome! :) I knew that rainbow card would be a winner! :) Who doesn't love rainbows!

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  2. Your work is always completely fabulous! Congrats on both your gold medal in the Moxie Fab World Stamping and on making the GCD Studios DT!! Both so well deserved!!

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  3. Wow such a wonderful card. Hugs Marja

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  4. woot woot on MFW & GCD Studios!!!

    Love your cards for today...

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  5. Love your cards Lea, the sun is just too cute! That Embellish Challenge had me stumped too! Every time I tried it I hated what I'd made and nver finished one card! Just ended up throwing coloured images across the room!! Love those little bunnies!

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  6. Such beautiful cards, love what you did with the CPS sketch! Congrats on making the GCD team they are so lucky!

    BTW I used to have blogger issues, but no more since I switched to Firefox.

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  7. The sunshine card is amazing...and so are your other cards. Congrats on making it to the GCD team!

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  8. these are all adorable!!! Love the layered sun and sentiment...very cool, unique idea :)

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  9. Such wonderful cards! Love the row of little bunnies with pompom tails. Pretty DP and ribbon. A lovely card!

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  10. Absolutely fantabulous work as always my friend!!! That sweet little sun totally brightens my day!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  11. So much loveliness to look at! :)

    Awesome take on this week's FTL sketch!

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  12. Your cards are always so pretty!!!! :)

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  13. Fantastic cards! Congrats on being chosen for GCD Studios! Love what you did with the sentiment centers.

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  14. Lea, these are all fabulous! I love the FTL best but the row of bunnies are so cute with their pom pom tails.I have long been an admirer of your beautiful work - I love your playful style and fresh colors - your cards are always inspiring!

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  15. So lovely! Those gems look real! So sparkly! :)

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  16. oh, congratulations to you on GCD studios! You will ROCK their papers! :) Love these little cards today--SO cute!!

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  17. All of these cards are so spring-like in color and design, and I just love love LOVE those little bunny tails! :)

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  18. Hi Lea, I particularly like your Embellish Magazine color/border challenge card. I just love the tails on those rabbits. They look so cute. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I would also like to wish you much fun with your new position on the design team for GCD studios. :)

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  19. Congratulations sweet friend!!! WOW!!! You're going to have SO MUCH fun on the GCD Studios design team. They are so blessed to have you!!

    I love the stamp you put on your bright, fun sun! What a super idea! Your CAS card is so delicious and your Easter card is perfectly fabulous! I LOVE everything! Have a wonderful weekend, Lea! ♥♥ Kay

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  20. Wow, this post is loaded with stunning creations! Congrats on your news!

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  21. I absolutely love all three!! The bunny tails are too cute for words, your CPS card is amazing and thank you card is just simply stunning!

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  22. All these cards are gorgeous, Lea! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge!

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Lea