Monday, December 8, 2008

Celebrate Stamp Simply Day #9


Welcome to Day 9 of Stamp Simply Celebrates! Only a few more days to go! Have you enjoyed all the projects, challenges & candy? Remember, anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!! You DO NOT need to have a Blog to playuploading your project to any online gallery is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08. Thanks!


Jennifer Buck - The Buck Stamps Here - Time is moving on and I think we all need some Quick Cards about now, agreed? You'll enjoy Jennifer's Featured Project today where she also Challenges you to create some quick cards, qualifying you to enter her BLOG CANDY drawing.

You can see more great Quick Card samples by checking out Jennifer's designers: Janine, Julie, Tammy, AJ, Sharon and I have a few, too!!

AJ Otto - The Willow Garden - How about a game? I LOVE games!!! Check out the DT Trivia Game AJ is hosting over at The Willow Garden!!! And AJ has some BLOG CANDY to offer to the winner!!!


Jennifer Buck - The Buck Stamps Here - Jennifer is offering BLOG CANDY in conjunction with her challenge listed above.

AJ Otto - The Willow Garden - AJ has some BLOG CANDY in conjunction with her DT Trivia Game listed above!!!

Sharon Johnson - No Time To Stamp?- Sharon has some SU BLOG CANDY today. Be sure to check her blog out!

So here are my "Quick Cards". I call these "Cheater Cards" because I used images from a Melissa Frances 12x12 page of

Quick Card set

vintage Christmas advertising labels I had been hoarding for about two years. I saw the cute tag that Darlene used on one of her projects and thought this would be a perfect time to break that hoarding habit! Since Jennifer's challenge was to make a quick set of cards, these were perfect. Once I got the basic design, I just made an assembly line and put them all together! They all use the same background stamp (Leaves Backgrounder #3, from CHF) on the same card stock (Kraft), same color combos (Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke and Creamy Caramel), same ink and same sentiment set (Flourishes' Holiday Greetings). I added some lace & ribbon from my stash as well as embellished each design with a Gelly Roll pen. Now all I have to do is add an inside sentiment! (If you'd like to get a better view, click on the photo for a close-up). I hope this inspires you to make some quick cards too!

quick cards 1

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Thanks for visiting! Remember--tomorrow is Color Throwdown Challenge, AND I will be offering some blog candy to celebrate my 50,000 hits! BE THERE!


  1. WOW!! These are so pretty... I like their vintage look!
    Quick and easy too.!!

  2. These are FANTASTIC LeAnne!! Love the touch of lace ... goes so well with the "vintage" feel of these images. GREAT idea!!
    Oh yes ... Color Throwdown ... I'LL BE THERE!!

  3. These are BEAUTIFUL, Leanne! I LOVE them! Thank you so much for playing! Your cards are just stunning! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

  4. LeAnne, these are so beautiful! But I'm curious as to how you (and especially where) you secured the ribbon. That is always a challenge for me. Does it go over the top and all the way around the back of the card? At least one of these look like a tent fold card and I can never figure out how to get ribbon to go vertically on a tent fold!

  5. LeAnne, these are FABULOUS! I love the vintage look to all of them and the lace is to die for! Excellent designs!

    LOL... word verification: cruffie!

  6. SOOO gorgeous on the kraft! Love them all!!!

  7. Ooooooooooh my word! Those are soooooooo incredibly elegant! Wow, girl..amazing!

  8. What great cards. Nobody needs to know they are 'cheaters'

  9. LeAnne, I used to say that I wished I lived closer to you, but after seeing these cards. . . I'd hate to live closer to someone I'm SO ENVIOUS of!!!!

  10. Wonderful cards, LeAnne! I love the warm feel of the colors. Just wonderful!

  11. These are gorgeous! I love how these turned out. What a great look!

  12. Love, Love, Love these!!! What a find you had tucked away!!! Glad you used them!!!

  13. I LOVE these cards LeAnne! what great images and I love your ribbon and lace treatment and super sentiments - wonderful cards!!!


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