Sunday, June 20, 2010

Christmas Fall to Layout 95

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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:

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

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

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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:

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A view of the house:

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A view of the pond, from the deck:

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A local fellow:

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Some local flora:

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DH cooling off in the pond:

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and me, relaxing on the deck!

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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!

12 comments:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. 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:)

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. Très cool with the French sentiment! J'adore!

    Cindy

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  11. 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!

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