Dare to Dream

April 14, 2011

Happy Thursday, everyone!!  I hope your day has been a good one so far!  I have been busy making a couple cards, and in a little bit I have to run to church to help out.  They are having a church planting meeting, and the person who was supposed to watch the children from 3-5p ended up not being able to do it...so in comes a call to Lea!  I am more than willing to help out when needed, so I am glad that they called me.

Today I have a card to share with you for Stamper's Dream.  I used the Viva la Verve! April 2011 Sketch #2 for this card, and it was a perfect layout for it!!  I also used the Color Throwdown #137 (teal, summer sun, celery) & the Flourishes "Spring Has Sprung" challenge (inspiration photo) for it.  Here is what I created!
 "Dare to Dream" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (yellow)
Paper: GCD Studios (Ava: Topaz, Flutter, Petit Garden, Delish)
Stamps: JustRite Stampers (Dare to Dream & Fancy Labels sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: citrine, turquoise) 
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket & Making Memories
Pearls: Kaiser Craft
Flowers: Recollections
Pins: craft supply
Corner Rounder: EK Success

Instructions:  Fold yellow cardstock in half to make card base.  Round the corners and sand the edges of a slightly smaller blue paper block, and adhere to the front.  Sand the edges of a floral block, adhere to the middle, and then wrap two layers of ribbon around the bottom.  Round the top edges of 4 paper blocks, sand the edges and adhere together. Stamp the borders, sentiment and medallion to the fronts and then adhere to the card.  Cut a butterfly from patterned paper, adhere to the front, and accent with pins & pearls.  Add two paper flowers to the right of the butterfly, and then accent the card with pearls to finish.

I love how soft and spring like this card is...these papers from last year's GCD Studio release were perfect for it!  Not to mention...it was my fave collection from last year GCD as well.  

Well, I better get going for now!!  Have some things to do before heading to the church!  Talk to you soon! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. These colors are absolutely AMAZING, Lea! LOVE all your pearl embellishments, especially the way you've trimmed your ribbon with them! Scrumptious!

  2. Nice card is so sweet!!!!. Thank for the chance to win this candy :)



  3. This is gorgeous Lea!! I love the cheery colors! And that butterfly...be still my heart!!

  4. Beautiful!! The butterfly, with the sweet little flowers, perfect! :)

  5. Lea your cards really are like a breath of fresh air! I find them so uplifting and encouraging - even though they're not being sent to me :0) Thanks for sharing - it's always *such* a pleasure stopping by!

  6. This is beautiful. Love the blue and yellow color combo!

  7. Such vibrant and cheerful color and your butterfly is wonderful. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Spring has Sprung Challenge.

  8. Lea, your card is fabulous!! I love everything about it!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!

  9. This is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us gals over at Flourishes!

  10. Oh, my! LOVE! So many great features and how beautiful with these colors!

  11. What perfect papers for the Flourishes challenge! Fantastic use of color and embellishments too!

  12. This is a totally stunning creation! Thank you for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!


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