Sunday, June 20, 2010

Christmas Fall to Layout 95


Wow, is it hot here in PA!! Meltingly hot! We were away upstate for a couple of days and came home to heat and humidity! Hard to think of Christmas on a day like today, but I wanted to get my weekly card in! I went to the Clean & Simple blog for Layout #95:


and instead of putting my sentiment on the main panel, I put an vintage Santa image from Artistic Outpost, stamped in Buckaroo Blue:


The background paper is Graphic 45; I used a MS snowflake punch for my border and put some DD glitter in the negative areas:


Added a sentiment from the same set and a twill ribbon and I have another card for my stash! Being away, I feel a little “rusty” in the stamping area….that mojo has taken a vaca also!

If it’s hot where you are, take a look at these photos; they may cool you off! This farm in upstate PA belongs to a couple in our church; my DH did some work for them and they allowed us to use all the facilities!

Coming in the driveway:


A view of the house:


A view of the pond, from the deck:


A local fellow:


Some local flora:


DH cooling off in the pond:


and me, relaxing on the deck!


But now, my house & my craft room are a mess, I have laundry coming out of my ears and about 40 lb of blueberries to freeze! Better get to work! Have a blessed day!


Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What a great take on the sketch.

Linda L said...

Beautiful card! I love the color. The pictures are wonderful. That house is something!

Harriet Skelly said...

LeAnne I love your take on the sketch! I used it to case a card of yours for the FS from last week. Love the pics of your trip - that house and the property are awesome!

Doris said...

What a gorgeous spot to relax and revive in! Glad you had the chance to get away for awhile.

Faye said...

Lee Anne, what a beautiful place to enjoy! And to try to escape the heat. Your wintry card is really beautiful and makes me feel cooler already.

Elise said...

You two ARE darling! What fun! Golly, gosh, what a beautiful ranch! {I'm having RANCH-ENVY!} tee hee These picts are WONDERFUL! They'd make a wonderful calendar!!!! But wait, let's not forget that exquisite Christmas card! You are going to be on easy street during Christmas card writing time! {Okay, a little envy there, too!} You are QUITE a show, dear LeAnne! Fun, fun, fun!

Hope YOU guys had a blessed FATHER'S DAY celebration, yourself! Good luck with the "return trip" chores!

hampers said...

I love seeing how illustrators use their own set! And I love seeing such out of the ordinary ideas! Love this

Our Little Inspirations said...

Your card is wonderful! Love the layout and colors.
That farm is unbelievably serene and beautiful, and I'm glad you had such a relaxing time! TFS all the pics:)

Rach said...

What a fun card! :o)

As for that house/getaway, I'm ALL for that! It is BLAZING here in Southeast VA and I'm DYING. I could totally use that pond right about now...:sigh: :oP

maryr917 said...

looks like the place where you went was relaxing with very pretty surroundings-the christmas card is great-love the graphic 45 line of paper

Cindy Major said...

Très cool with the French sentiment! J'adore!


Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, your little retreat looks heavenly! I wanna' go! The Color Throwdown girls need to go there!

Awesome card, too! LOVE what you did with the punched border and the glitter!