Wednesday, December 14, 2011

FMS15 & HSS97


I am pretty much done mailing my Christmas cards, but thought I’d make a couple more to have on hand.   I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:


and the “Old-Fashioned Christmas” theme from Hand Stamped Sentiments:

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My first card came together fairly quickly; I used some Graphics 45 Santa Post paper and a Crafty Secrets Christmas cut:


The second one featured a vintage image I had stamped, colored with Copics and mounted on a chipboard frame:


I know that one of Lesley’s requirements for the FMS challenge is clean, so I resisted the temptation to shabby up my frame!  I did add some digital vintage music as my background, and I hand-drew some woodgrain on my little sign:


A couple quick easy cards!  Now I need to concentrate on some December birthdays I have coming up!  If you have any questions about any of the cards or products, give me a shout!  And thanks for stopping by!

Grampy was teaching Cassidy how to eat yogurt by herself this morning!


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She did pretty well! 


  1. I'm told that I have mail waiting at home for me from you! I'm really hoping it's that adorable second card, because I really want to know how you made (or where you got!) that gorgeous white frame-thing behind the sentiment! Both cards are fabulous, LeAnne! And can Cassidy get any cuter???

  2. Leanne! Great ways to use this challenging sketch! I love them both...really love the second one! Hope you are enjoying this holiday season!~

  3. Perfect cards for the old fashioned Christmas theme on HSS this week. Love all the layers. The little white frame behind the sleigh ride sign is just the right touch. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. Great cards!! Curious: Cassidy's shirt and bib look a lot like SU fabric.... could it be?? What a joy it is to celebrate Christ's birth with little children in the house!
    Happy Holidays y Prospero Ano.

  5. Dear Leanne. before I comment on your card, I just have to tell you, that your grabd daugther is so super cute. I love that age where so many new things are exciting for both the child and adult who care for them.. Give her a big hug from me.
    And dear you! Your cards are just beautiful! So well done.

    Hugs, Pauline

  6. Aww, it looks like little miss enjoyed her yogurt! She didn't get very messy at all, did she? She always makes me smile, LeAnne!

    Gorgeous cards, as always! Love those vintage images and all of the pretty details you added. Speaking of Christmas cards...I opened a really pretty one today. *wink, wink* Thank you! Big hugs! :)

  7. Love both cards LeAnne. You are a magician when it comes to interpreting layouts. Cassidy looks like she did very well with the yummy yogurt!

    Hugs, Martha

  8. Ahh sweet pictures. She is a fast learner.
    Love the cards!
    I got the catalog today. Yikes. I want everything in it. So many cool things. Thanks for sending it to me. I think??? Hee Hee

  9. both are such great vintage cards Leanne, love that Santa Post paper on your first and the hand-drawn woodgrain on your second, wow, thought that was the stamp! So happy you shared your beautiful creations with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Have a Blessed Christmas holiday with your family and sweet little Cassidy!

  10. You have such a way with vintage....not saying that you are old or anything :)......these are both delightful! I love the look of them. And by the looks of you know who she has mastered yogurt and is ready to move on to ice cream!

  11. These cards are fabulous LeAnne ... I love the vintage paper and how you have used them with the sketch ... a super gorgeous frame and clever freehanding too!
    Aww ... your sweet lil Cassidy is oh so cute with the most gorgeous eyes!!!

  12. Wow 2 great cards! Both are very old fashioned and fun. Love the paper used on the first one. The sentiment on the second one is perfect for this time of year. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  13. LeAnne! Both cards are gorgeous. I especially love the second one with that handcrafted sign. You drew the woodgrain, wow! Cassidy looks so pleased that she has mastered yogurt, she is definitely a cutie!

  14. I'm glad I'm not the only one who makes extra Christmas cards just in case! I love the vintage look of these and I'm especially impressed by your hand-drawn woodgrain! Now that Cassidy has mastered yogurt with a spoon, what's next? Chopsticks?!

  15. LeAnee, as always, your work amazes me! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. Your colouring is AMAZING!

  16. Both cards are gorgeous! You created two beautiful old fashion cards. I love the printed papers and the colors. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  17. So beautifully homespun and vintage! I love both cards!

  18. I love it just like everything else you make! Really cool idea to make the "wood". Love that! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  19. 2 great cards....I like how you incorporated the pretty paper with the layout. Great job on adding the woodgrain on to the sign, too. Looks very natural. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. By the way, it looks like you have one proud little yogurt eater. :)

  20. How beautiful LeAnne! You always do vintage well. I can't believe how big th ebaby is getting! I've enjoyed watching her grow up every day in my blog feed! :-) Thanks for playing at HSS!

  21. Fabulous creations LeAnne. You always do vintage so well. (I giggled when I read Linda's comment).


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