Sunday, June 6, 2010

Redwork Christmas









I finally had a little time to stamp today; the weather is very unsettled and my internet connection is sporadic! I used the Stamping 411 sketch for my weekly Christmas card:


I had been wanting to use one of my favorite retired SU sets, Winter is Calling, and this sketch seemed to have just the right size panel!  I am not sure though, I think having the mittens AND the little pooch may have been a bit too much:




I had fun making the little mittens to match the borders from the Simply Scrappin kit, Christmas Jingle.  They seemed to be a perfect match for my images!  Another card to add to my stash!  TFL!

On another fun note, my niece Kelly and her friends had a bridal shower yesterday for her brother’s fiance, Allyson.  She really outdid herself making all the desserts, using a green and yellow theme (think John Deere!!!), including an adorable candy “bar”:


Cupcakes and cake pops ala Bakerella:



and a cake that Kelly decorated after taking a Wilton course:


Chocolate cowboy boots and hats!!!


Allyson and Kelly:


Allyson in her “veil”":


This was a total surprise to her, so it took a little bit of regaining her composure to get to this point!  But she thoroughly enjoyed herself once she got over the shock!  Of course, what bridal shower is complete without the standard toilet-paper wedding dress contest?  Oh my goodness!

wedding dress TP

The funny-looking one in the dark t-shirt is me!!  The winner was the Grecian-themed one, second from the right!  At least the mother of the bride, standing next to me, was a good sport too! 

And cutting into that beautiful cake:


Kelly and Allyson are very sweet girls and I was glad to be a part of this special day! 


  1. I must comment!! I love love love the bridal shower decor and the awesome tp dresses! What a creative group!

    Your card is sure darn cute!!! The red scallops behind the dog are adorable. Cute vintage-ness... OH those mittens are just a great accessory... Talent, I say!

  2. OH MY WORD! Leanne, the shower was just fabulous from all of the photos I've seen. WOW, it was so fun and pretty and creative and...well just super! Thanks for sharing the photos of the day. I thoroughly enjoyed them (even if I didn't know anyone!)

    Your redwork is fabulous. We just don't see enough of that anymore and I love it. And those tiny mittens are just too TOO cute!

  3. Cute card! Can see why this is a favorite set : ) Love the mittens and all the fun photos!

  4. Ooooohhhhhh! I love these PEOPLE! What class, what grace, what a wonderful way to decorate! {You're ADORABLE, you silly-goose!} I'm so smitten by the western-ness of the bridal shower theme, I almost forgot your gorgeous card! {How long has THAT set been retired and HOW IS IT that I don't own it! CRACKERS!!!} You sure know how to have fun, LeAnne! YEE HAW!!!

  5. I just recently joined your blog and I love your cards! This one is a"dog"able! I love the vintage flair to it.

    And the shower looked like a blast! Love john deere - I am a JD girl at heart too! Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Super holiday card! I love the images and papers! What a lovely bridal shower~ beautiful food and decor and lots of happy faces.

  7. Love the redwork and the little mittens-great card! Looks like a great shower-neat food items!

  8. Oh those mittens are ADORABLE. I think they look positively perfect on your card.
    And that bridal shower looks fabulous.. seriously FABULOUS!!

  9. Your card is wonderful and I LOVE those little mittens!! The dog works perfectly on this card IMHO!!
    Oh my goodness, all that green and yellow is so festive!! It looks like the shower was a huge success and you all look um.....squeezable-7 soft in your toilet paper dresses! What a hoot! :)

  10. Nope, I wouldn't change anything on this card LeAnne - it is a winner in my book.

    WOW, it looks like this was quite a fun shower and so personalized!!!

  11. Your redwork is STUNNING And gives me so many ideas.

    And the shower looks like fun. Thanks for sharing the fab pics of it!

  12. Cute card, LeAnne! LOVE those retro images, and the sweet mittens. (Cute shower pictures, too.... love the John Deere theme!)

  13. I love your card! I want that stamp! Thanks for commenting on my blog!

  14. I LOVE that Christmas card!!!! That pup is the most adorable thing...I happen to know a corgi that would think mitten stealing is lots o' fun. And those little mittens--adorable!

    What a fun shower, too! The candy bar & cupcake tower look fabulous!

  15. I love the bridal shower goodies. You are so talented. i also LOVE the gorgeous card you made. I like that you didnt color it in and used the red just by itself. Beautiful job!

  16. First of all, LOVE your card, especially those adorable mittens!! Secondly, what a fabulous bridal shower! The yellow & green candy bar looked so delicious, and the girls looked like they had a great time!

  17. Theshower pictures are wonderful! And I am soooo envious of your Christmas car plan - you are my hero! Sweet card!

  18. Leanne -- fabulous job on your card this week. The little mittens are just adorable! And the shower looked like so much fun -- and all those wonderful deserts! WOW! That girl knows how to throw a party! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411 Operators! Blessings, Gretchen

  19. You can tell you all had a great time! Heck, I will admit it, I got a little chocked up seeing how you niece and her friends took so much care in making the party so personal to the bride-to-be.

    BTW-LOVE your card, too! I guess I wasn't around when this set was out? How about that new one, though....Greeting Card Kids...I must have that one!


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