Sunday, October 2, 2011


Well it's been a couple of days and I just can't stay away from my TGF stamps!  hahaha!  That is a happy circumstance for me and one that I hope to keep with me always.

I made this card for my co-worker Erica.  Her birthday was on Friday.  She loves to shop, especially for shoes and purses.  So I thought the perfect stamp would be one of the Miss Bags Anya stamps.  I did a swap and loved how it turned out.  Was looking fiddling with a layout and decided to look around for one.  I found the perfect one at the Deconstructed Sketch blog.  I'm so happy that I get to finally play in one.  Although it's not one for a prize I am still going to link it up.  If you haven't yet discovered Jen Shults' blog then head on over there and check it out.  She's got a sketch challenge each week and if you're ever stuck on a layout and need something fun to use you can always count on her.

Here's the sketch (#21) that I used:

Here's what I made using a wonderful Basic Grey patterned paper.

I flipped the sketch because I liked her positioned under the flowers and I love how the other side shows all the pretty flowers and the butterflies flying in the wind.  I used a white sheer ribbon so that you could still see the pretty flowers behind it.  The sentiment stamp is another one of AmyR's and I think it's just perfect here.
The butterflies are courtesy of my MS punch, and I used Viva pearl pen to accent it.  As you can see I'm still working on my pleats, this time not to shabby, but will definitely keep practicing.

Well Mahalo for stopping by.  I know I've been talking about posting a birthday candy and although September was my birthday month I just might do something for October instead.  Anyhoos, please keep coming back you never know when I'll decide to do it.  Who am I kidding, neither will I!  hahaha!



mousekemom said...

Oooh, she is just precious, Leanne! We are going to miss you on the Challenge blog, but hope you play along. I know I would love to see your smiling face...even if it is only online. Hugs to you!

kris said...

very very pretty!!! me likey! =D *sigh* yah i gottah put this set on my Christmas wishlist... hehehe... you're making me want it!

Amy said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Leanne! Great swap, I think these Bag Miss Anyas will work great for a lot of gals! Love the paper you've used and how you've flipped the sketch for this card, it looks awesome! Hope you are having a wonderful relaxing Sunday! :)

Nady said...

Encore une fois une magnifique carte! bravo!
Nadyne xx

margie c said...

Wow, she is stunning! Your coloring is exquisite! and your card is beautiful! I like how you used Jen's sketch :)
Happy Monday to you!

Danni said...

So very pretty!! Really love the way you let the paper work for you! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Kim Dellow said...

Brilliant take on the sketch and your colouring is just knock out! Kim

Mimi said...

Beautiful card Leanne! Love the soft colors and Miss Anya Bags is gorgeous! Have a great week! ;)