Monday, November 22, 2010

CAS94 & OLW27

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How lucky that the card I made last night for Susan’s One Layer Wednesday Christmas card challenge had sponging…which is the CAS challenge today at SCS too!  I fell in love with this card from Jennifer, so set out to do one of my own….just a tad bit simpler.  I used some Whisper White textured card stock and the SU set Come to Bethlehem for my main image.  Before I stamped it, I used a Nestie to cut out a rectangle from a scrap of paper, used some Dotto to adhere it to the card, then sponged the opening with Marina Mist ink and stamped my image in Basic Black:

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Since this card (and hopefully a few more I can do) will be going to prisoners to send to their families, I wasn’t allowed to put any bling on it…..so it really was clean & simple!  The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Star-Studded Season.  I like the rustic look the textured cardstock gives it.

Now, for a little bit about my stamping Saturday!  Here is a photo of all of us together:

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Back row:  Janice, Jill, Carol, and me; front row:  Pattie, Denise, Cherie & Korin.

The whole shindig was put on by Korin Sutherland (poor thing---I mispronounced her name most of the day) and we had lots of food, fun and chatter—although not much stamping by me!!!  I guess I was having too much fun checking out everyone’s stamps and Copics and coloring techniques and all the other fun stuff that was floating around…..I think when I am in a crowd, I have stamping ADD!!!  But I had FUN, and thank you, Korin, for planning it all!  Here’s a picture of me with my sweet friend Denise:

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And here are Carol and Denise; I blog regularly with Carol, but met her for the first time on Saturday:

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and then me, Korin and Denise:

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Here are Pattie & Janice, stamping away:

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Thanks again, Korin!  Can’t wait to do it again!!!  And in the quiet of my own stamp room, I hope to play with some of the images and papers my friends so generously shared with me!  And on a last note, I just have to share this photo of my DGD wearing her new snowsuit…..it was really cold one morning so DD dressed her in it to bring her to Grammie’s:

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She reminded us of little Randy in “The Christmas Story”!!!  Enjoy your day!

12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card LeAnne! It was fun seeing your stamping friends and that picture of your GD is so cute!!

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  2. It was SOOOOOO fun on Saturday and I hope we get to do it again real soon. :)

    Just look at that sweet DGD...love her cuddly snow suit. She looks totally huggable!

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  3. Your card is lovely...I don't know why I look so unhappy in all the pics...I was having a great time on Saturday and I hope we get to do it again...

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  4. I love all the texture on this C&S card - it's beautiful! As for Saturday, I completely enjoyed myself and can hardly wait to do it again! I was so busy gabbing and watching that I didn't get a whole lot done either, but that's OK. I wouldn't have changed a thing!
    Little Cassidy looks quite proud of her new snowsuit and I love how that little cutie pie smiles for the camera all the time. I think she's a star in the making :)

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  5. I love your one-layer card! The sponged BG is fantastic and I love the textured look of the stamp. What a cute little snow bunny too :-)

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  6. This is simply pretty LeAnne. I just love it!

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  7. I love the simplicity of this card. It is so still and calm, it really conveys the heart of the season.
    I think that little Cassidy looks cozy and warm and just like she is ready for some cuddles!

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  8. Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love how it looks as if it were stamped on canvas! And Cassidy looks adorable in her snow suit! What a cutie-patootie!

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  9. Your card looks great stamped on the textured card stock - love the blues - and what a fun stamping time you guys had!

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  10. Beautiful card, LeAnne! Love all the fun and pictures! What a proud grandma and she has your smile!

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  11. LeAnne, how lovely! Thank you so much for participating in the OLW Christmas card challenge for the prisoners. Blessings to you, and have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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