Monday, April 15, 2013

Merry Monday 58


Happy Monday, peeps!  Phew, what a weekend….it took me all yesterday to recuperate from our wonderful day at Regionals in Baltimore!  I think an inky gremlin came in and messed up my stamping area….I don’t remember leaving it that messy!  And I know it wasn’t Cassidy!  Anyway, here is our Merry Monday sketch for today:

As sometimes happens, I made a card but wasn’t really happy with it, so I made another!  I found this adorable little vintage image in my “vintage” file folder, but I cannot find it on my computer (I lost some files when I got my new one)… I can’t tell you where it is from!  Perhaps someone recognizes it!  She sure is cute and I’d love to have her again:


Hence, there’s not much stamping…I found some Cosmo Cricket paper that matched, added some vintage MS glitter:


stamped the sentiment & snowflakes, then punched and matted them:


and added my sentiment on the inside:


This is also for the Festive Friday challenge, whose theme is to make a retro Christmas card!

And here’s the “loser” card:


A notecard sized-card, with some retro stickers from my stash and a wee bit of stamping and glitter! 

I hope you can find some time to make a Christmas card and share it with us at Lesley’s blog, Always Playing with Paper!  You’ll be glad you started early, and we’ll be glad to see it!  Check out all the other designers’ samples while you’re there!

I promised a couple of peeks from our Baltimore Regionals; here we are with Shawn who couldn’t make it (she’s the one on the STICK!):


Front row:  Kathy, Shawn-on-a-stick,  Alison and Penny; back row: Donna and me!

Here’s a closer pic of Alison, Shawn-on-a-stick and Penny!


And here’s an action photo of SHELLY….she gave us our free stamp set!


The day WAS a blur, but we had fun!


Tracey McNeely said...

Sweet as can be LeAnne!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Loving your vintage card. That image is too sweet and that little touch of glitter.
Looks like you had a great time at Regionals.

Vicki B. said...

Looks like a fun day at regionals!! Love that vintage image on your card, she is adorable!

Bonnie said...

What a darling image of that sweet little girl! And I love the way you've done the sentiment. The Vintage Santa is so 50's and I love the little snowy scene. I do like the first card best.

What a happy looking group! Looks like you were having a good time!

Shawn said...

These pics from Regionals are HILARIOUS!! Thanx so much for taking me along with you!! I was super bummed about not being able to go. Ryan's Honors Band Festival was AMAZING, though!!! ;o)

jengd said...

Great cards! I bet regional was great. I was actually invited to go to SLC to Conference earlier today. Bad timing and not sure I want to go as a guest and I'm not ready to sign up as a demo. :) I'll just stick to CKC down here in Charlotte this year.

Darlene Gabriel said...

What a cute little girl here. I love the glittery trim on her coat. Pretty card.
Looks like you had a lot of fun on the weekend. I'm happy for you that you could attend. Free stamps too....that always good:)

Patrice said...

Such a sweet card, LeAnne!

Bananastamper said...

She is so adorable! Such a fabulous vintage card!
Shanna :)

Margaret Moody said...

What a sweet card, LeAnne! I love your little vintage girl, the colors you used, and the bit of glitter! So very pretty! I'm sure the inky gremlin had a lot of fun in your stamp area! :)

Lesley said...

Adorable, love the glimmer on her coat! Looks like you had a great time at the event!

~amy~ said...

Both of your cards are wonderful! I love the vintage images!

Benzi said...

Oh, so vintage and adorable. Love the glitter. Both cards look great.
That wouldn't be a Digital Two for Tuesday, would it? It reminds me of some of her images.

Wendy said...

Such a sweet card, LeAnne! That little girl image is so cute and I love that you added a bit of sparkly! Glad you had a fun time at Regionals. I had a friend that attended that on Saturday for the first time.
Have a wonderful week!! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Adorable card, I love the vintage image.

Geri said...

Well, I love both cards. That second one really captures the 'retro' feel, and the first's adorable! Love the image, the little banners and that background paper with it! Perfectly sweet!!! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday and adding to the inspiration there!

Allisa said...

Your card is fabulous, love your vintage image and the added glitter!

inkypinkies said...

Vintage is my very favorite style! I love the little girl, and the glitter takes it right up to delightful perfection! I like your second card, too :) Thanks for sharing your Regionals photos. Can you believe I've never been to a SU event? Kind of sad, really. It looks like such a blast! Baltimore is where all my up/downline are. Have a great weekend! Erika

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your cards are both gorgeous LeAnne - I really love how you keep coming up with these vintage images! I especially love your first card and the little bits of glitter you've added to her collar - sweet!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

They're both awesome, but the blue one does take it for me - I think because I just love the way you glittered her trim - it's perfect for the theme! The girls called it when they gave you a shout out last week (while I was on holiday)!

wienerhoneymooners said...

The little girl os so sweet! Adorable vintage card!

Susan Joyce said...

Your image is gorgeous LeAnne, love all the Vintage ones that you come up with. Fabulous card too! Hope your having a perfect day.