Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mom.. You're Fabulous!


Happy Friday everyone!!  Yay, it's the start of another weekend.  Really need it as it was a pretty rough week at work.  Today at the FFC blog we have a new challenge for you and I think you're gonna love it.  It's all about Moms for this challenge.  We are asking you to go wild with this challenge and make something special for that special lady in your life.  Use your imagination and go for it!  If you want to see some beautiful projects from the DT click HERE, you really won't be dissappointed, I guarantee it. :)

For my share I was looking through some blogs and I found this awesome easel card that was made into a post it holder on the fabulous Nady's blog.  Nady and I met at CHA this winter and we found each other through blogland.  I have been keeping up with her fantastic blog and hope you all get a chance to check it out.  She has a lot of fun projects and this was just one of the ones I was eager to try.  Merci Nady for the inspiration!  I hope you like what I made.

I wanted to make this easel/post it holder for my Mama's desk at work.  She's not a fussy kind of gal, and loves to be comfortable with her jeans and tennis shoes.  She is an avid Laker's fan, and loves to read.  She is definitely the rock of our family and we think she's just fabulous.  Here is the front view of the card:

I altered two TGF stamps, can you guess which two?  If you guessed Harlow from the Creepin Kit & Mama Anya from the Mom & Dad set you would be correct!  I also used the new Splotchy background stamp behind Anya and on the sentiment.  This cool new background stamp will be available on May 1st along with all the other new releases.  You MUST check out the TGF blog for all the previews and a chance to win the new releases.   You might recognize the other floral stamp, that is an older TGF (when it was Pink Poison) stamp set.  The flourishes are from Sizzix and I decorated them with a pearl pen.

Here is the card unfolded showing off the box with some fun post its already inside:

I used a black Sharpie to write MOM on the decorative pins and also hand wrote the sentiment.  Lastly here is a side view of the card closed:

This card measures a whopping 6" x 5 3/4"!  I hope she has room on her desk for it.  I'm going to have to find a box for this card! LOL!!

Alrighty, it's now time for you to get the juices flowing and get creating!  Here are the deets for every FFF challenge which can also be found on the FFC blog:

  • Farm Fresh Friday challenges run through Thursday, 12 pm CST.
  • Use any TGF image for your project or card and upload it to the TGF Galleria>Farm Fresh Challenges 2011>Farm Fresh Fridays-2011>I {Heart} Mom
  • Winner will be chosen by merit and win a single TGF image of choice.
I can't wait to see what you all create!!! Mahalo for stopping by and have a wonderful FRIDAY!!



Shar said...

I love it
You Should really do a tutorial for this!!!
Video Tutorial!!!

Kim Y. said...

Oh Leanne! This is simply fabulous, girl! I love how you spelled mom on the stickpin! How creative is that??!! TFS!

Mimi said...

This is gorgeous Leanne! Love the vibrant colors and Harlow with Mama Anya? she is sooo coool! Thanks for sharing the link. BTW... your handwriting is too cute! Have a great weekend! ;)

Danni said...

This is fabulous and how clever to alter the stamps the way you did as it looks awesome!! Love this!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

This is so darling and clever! I love the utility of it-the big beautiful flower and those stick pins are fantastic!

pixie_boutique said...

You did a fab job on this one! Loved how the alteration came out for TGF stamps. I haven't touched rubber for a while so am itching to do so this weekend. Awesome easel card too with the lil box for it inside =D

1LuvnMama said...

Hey Leanne! This is a wonderful gift for you mama! :) I luv it . . . thanks for sharing the link too! You altered as well and never would've thought to alter mama Anya and Harlow. OH the possibilities! :) Have a super weekend!

Amy said...

Your alterations always make me smile Leanne! I LOVE how you've customized Anya to be chillin' in her new casual threads just for your mom... too perfect! And wowzers on creating such a cool post it holder ta boot, what a fantastic mom's day gift! :)

Nady said...

Wow! it is superb!
I'm really glad I could inspire you, wow what an honor for me to carry you to have my tutorial. thank you! Your card is beautiful. good weekend my friend.
big hugs
Nadyne xx

Linda said...

Hey girl! This is an awesome project! You did a fantastic job! Can't wait to see more ... xoxo, Linda

gobeagirl said...

Hi Lilo,
I just had to stop by and tell you just how adorable I think this is! I Love your flower on it and the colors are wonderful. However most of all I love how you have used Harlow and Mama. I was reading your blog when my DD (another huge fan of all things Greeting Farm :o) ) asked if she was a preview of a new stamp. When I told her what you had done she of course asked me to stamp her one so she could make a new bookmarker. I hope you don't mind if we barrow your idea. She is jus too cute to pass up. Hugs, Lisa G

Tasha said...

Oh this is stunning! Those pins are such a fab idea, super creative. Great colour combo too
love tasha xx