Wednesday, November 7, 2012

IB48, RS36 and DD27

Three challenges, two projects today!  I am so remiss in making 3D items, but I had a nice little jar rattling around in my kitchen so I thought I would make a candleholder with it after seeing this nice cozy inspiration photo from Inspired By:
I just ordered the Autumn Accents dies, so I cut them from Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake, then ran them through the Woodgrain EF and sponged them with CC ink.  I added a tag stamped with an image and sentiment from Days of Gratitude.  A burlap “ribbon” and a Naturals Designer button tied on with linen thread finished it the glass décor. 
I added a couple more leaves on the inside as well as some kraft shreddie and popped in a little battery-operated tea light:
I adhered some stitched ribbon in Early Espresso around the lid and glued on a final leaf.  A quick, fun little gift item!  Edited to add:  This also qualifies for the LESSology challenge 20:  to use something clear!

My next item is a Christmas card using the colors from Dynamic Duos:
and the RetroSketches sketch for this week:
I used some new SU and non-SU goodies as well as some retired ones on my card:
That velveteen ribbon was still on the Clearance Rack, so I snagged a couple of rolls—love it!  And this vintage Christmas sentiment is going to be a new favorite for sure:
Hmmm….I think I should add a little glitter…what do you think?  Thanks for visiting today!
Yesterday I showed you Cassidy playing with her farm animals; today she took them into her bedroom and made them “lay down”!


  1. Those are very obedient farm animals. LOL
    Your candle would work for the LESSology challenge this month. I hope you add it.
    Love the card. That is a great layout and I really like the famed sentiment.

  2. OH my word, gorgeous projects! That jar is awesome! Thank you for playing at Inspired By!

  3. LOVE the jar, the dies and what you did with that sketch. Your card is Awesome.

  4. Hi LeAnne!! Your jar is adorable with the leaves and cute button! :) Love the darling Christmas design as well!!

  5. Oh that is so sweet. Did Cassidy have a nap with them?
    I like your project today - I am not good with the 3D projects. The leaves run through the wood grain ef look great. I like the burlap ribbon and tag.
    Your card for the dynamic duos challenge is so pretty. I love the CAS style of this. Great idea to frame the sentiment with the hodgepodge. Wow that velveteen ribbon is gorgeous.

  6. cute projects LeAnne and love your cards too. I have been to busy to even check out your blog for a couple of days. I need to work on Sundays cards today. Have a good day. Love the farm animal pics. Hugs, Bev

  7. Wonderful take on both the sketch and colour challenges for your card! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week. Love your little jar, too!

  8. Oh my goodness you're clever! I LOVE this jar - I just heave all my jars in the bin (maybe not anymore!). Thanks for the inspiration on this one. Your card is so beautiful and clean.

  9. A fantastic project and a fantastic card LeAnne, love them both and that Christmas sentiment so tiny and so sweet!

  10. Thanksgiving and Christmas on the same day! Your creativity knows no bounds - love it! Looks like Cassidy is using hand signals to communicate - too cute!

  11. Beautiful!!! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  12. Love your sweet Christmas card!! So clean and crisp!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Dynamic Duos

  13. That is one gorgeous holiday card LeAnne! Love the frame and the fussy cut holly. The little jar candleholder is awesome, too! What a fun idea! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  14. I think this is gorgeous, LeAnne!


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