Monday, March 19, 2012

One Sketch...Two Cards...


Hey there, we had a busy weekend...which means not much crafting for me this weekend, but I do have cards to share that I made a few weeks ago! For each card I embossed the back panel with my PTI linen impression plate, made banners with yummy patterned papers and stitched them onto the white panel.  I then added a sentiment panel and a few buttons and the cards were finished.  I really love both of them!


One of the reasons we were busy (in addition to Ryan's confirmation retreat, a birthday party for Collin's friend, show choir and baseball practice!) was a 15k that my friend Katie and I ran in on Sunday morning.  We're training for a 1/2 marathon in early May...and let me tell you after the 9 miles yesterday, I've got by work cut out for me!  I took a big long nap after the run.  Here we are pre-race!
 

24 comments:

  1. Wow... you did have a busy weekend! I love your cards too - the banners and stitching are gorgeous :)

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  2. Love those banners and the super fun stitching! :) Such a great layout!

    And whoop whoop to you and your run! You sure deserved that big long nap! :)

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  3. Both gorgeous cards Lynn. Wow so proud of you in the run, I wish I could run, but my back hardly allows me to walk without pain. I ran when I was young.....
    Have a good day.
    Hugs,
    Judy

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  4. Beautiful card Lynn, I see a CASEing of these cards in my future! :) Congrats on your 15K, I am sure your body appreciated that nap afterwards. :)

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  5. You sound busy! Busy but happy - a good way to be! Love, love, love these two cards, Lynn! Can't pick a fave - they are both so beautiful!

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  6. wow!! You sure know how to pack a lot into a weekend!! LOVE those cards and am thinking it's your fabulous camera that lets us see the linen impression...it's very hard to see it when I take photos. Do you use a crease pad or 2 tanning mats? LOVE the half and half dies and the stitching on those banners!!

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  7. LOVE both cards!! Each has its own lovely elements! Way to go on the run! Very inspiring you are, Lynn!

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  8. That sounds a busy busy weekend. Congrats on your 15k!

    Both cards are beautiful.

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  9. I love both of these Lynn, but especially the one with aqua tones! The wonky stitching just makes me happy. Congrats on completing the 15K!

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  10. I love the combination of the patterned papers that you chose to work with on BOTH cards. And that linen IP gives it that bit of texture that is nice. Great job! Can't believe you ran those 9 miles - WOW! Good luck as you continue to train.

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  11. I love both takes on this sketch, Lynn! The stitching is fabulous and as you know, I adore your work with that linen plate! LOL!
    Oooh congrats on the run! What an achievement!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  12. Eeks! Totally love how fun these cards are! Great colors on both but I really love the pink and browns! Love that sweet bit of stitching and a part of the die cut off!

    You know, running to my mailbox, is probably the most running I've done in a while! I am so lazy at exercising! I am so proud of you for participating in an upcoming marathon!

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  13. Good luck training! Wow! Lynn, Wow! These cards are stunning. No other words for them! I love them both to pieces!

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  14. Love these gorgeous cards!! AND I am so in AWE of you for running 9 miles! that is AMAZING!!! way to go!

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  15. I love this sketch and love those banners! My fav is the top one with the stitching and love those papers! Great job with the run, I bet that nap was sooooo great! :>

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  16. So cool how you placed those banners.....love the stitching too :0)
    Good for you with your marathon training...9 miles would kill me, in fact one probably would!!! You deserve both of these lovely cards Lynn :0)
    Jenny x

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  17. Love that you made two different cards with one sketch! Way to go on finishing that race, you're amazing. ;)

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  18. OMG Lynn! 15KM! My exercise group train for fun runs/1/2 and full marathons alL the time, so I know how hard they are, so CONGRATULATIONS! and if you can do 15k, you can definitely do a half!

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  19. You've been busy enjoying life.
    Love your cards. The banner idea works so well with the papers. The fun stitching ties it together well.

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  20. You have every reason to LOVE these cards! They're both just perfect! LOVE the pennants and your wonky stitching! Yum! And you go, girl! We're cheering for you!

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  21. big congrats on your run! i always envy runners. my knees nor lungs can take it.

    BEAUTIFUL cards! Love those fabby banners and the perfectly sweet layout.

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  22. These are amazing! LOVE the design :)

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