Monday, February 07, 2011

Holy Lots of Cards, Batman

I am a card making machine!  I have LOVED it!  I have had all sorts of life issues and priorities pop up the past few months.  I was talking to my husband about how spending time in my little card room makes me so happy and brings me such joy.  He is my biggest fan.  Weird, but so cool.  He encourages me to keep going, keep trying, and keep creating.  We decided that I should prioritize some time here and there to be able to do what it is that I love so much.  Obviously, I cannot spend every waking moment making cards (darn it!), but I should find time regularly to refresh.  Isn't he the best?  I mean there is a balance, but I am blessed for a husband that cares about the things I care about.  He will even try and offer compliments and critiques when I show him what I have been up to.  It is so funny to get his perspective.  Anyway . . . back to all these cards I have been making!

I made a very fun card to share today inspired by PTI's Make It Monday's series.  Because the prize is $250  in the PTI store, I may make like 100 or 200 of these just for the chance to win.  That is a lot of great goodies and well worth the time I put in.  :)  We were challenged by Erin Lincoln to make a Go-To Sentiment card.  I was thinking in my sleep last night (do you do this?) and thought about something I wanted to try.  So, here were the results.

I was reading through a fellow PTI'er blog, Sara Mac who blogs at The Unhurried Life.  She used a technique she picked up from Dawn McVey.  I loved the concept and have wanted to try it.  The idea is the heat emboss on Vintage cream.  The results are stunning in real life; I so wish the camera would pick up these details for me.  The technique just fit perfectly for this challenge.  Yeah!

Supplies - All Papertrey Ink unless noted:
Stamps: Big & Bold Wishes, Round & Round, Signature Greetings, Fillable Frames, Through the Trees, Mega Mixed Messages, Butterfly Dreams
Ink: Ocean Tides, VersaMark
Paper: Vintage Cream, Ocean Tides
Other: Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Butterfly Dreams Die; Corner Rounder (Marvy Uchida)


Inkyfingers said...

Lovely card and Good Luck. Your husband sounds great!

Paula Laird said...

Love this!

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Anika said...

Great card, LeAnn! Love how you distressed the edges of the vintage cream with the Ocean Tides ink!

Lori said...

Very pretty! Love the embossing on the vintage cream--looks great.

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful card LeAnn!! I'm so glad you gave the embossing on Vintage Cream a try. Isn't it gorgeous? I really like your color choice here and the three butterflies. Keep that card making machine going!

Kari Webster said...

I can relate to you so much from love making cards, to love being in your craft room, right down to having a support and awesome husband. We are blessed ladies! :)

You are very talented! Would love to have you visit my blog sometime!


By the way - my middle name is LeAnn :)