Friday, May 3, 2013

Gratitude X Two


Wow, what a couple of beautiful spring days we have had here in SE PA!!  Absolutely gorgeous!  I am filled with gratitude for them…..and my customers!  Here are a couple of “gratitude” cards I made for them!  The first one uses the colors from Create with Connie & Mary:

2013 Thursday Challenges-013

and the sketch from CAS(E) This Sketch, which I turned on its side:

and here’s my card:


I wanted to use some retiring sets, in this case, Nature Walk, along with the This & That Epic Day DP, which has the perfect colors for the challenge!  It also uses a retiring die, Two Tags…..SO SAD that is retiring!  I love that die!


The second one uses a sketch from  the Deconstructed Sketch:

Deconstructed Sketch 100

as well as the Inspired By photo inspiration:

Another one of the papers from the Epic Day line had these same colors!  I added a a rose from Papaya Collage and some buttons:


I even overstamped the rose in Very Vanilla ink with the Linen background stamp to give it a more subtle look:


The banner was stamped on the same DP in Wild Wasabi….I am really liking that look!

So there you go….two fairly simple cards, ready to be sent out to my customers!   And here are a couple of pix of Cassidy….she had on NEON pink sneakers yesterday….the photos just don’t do them justice!  She was pumped!




Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Love the cards today! What a great idea to stamp over with the vanilla! I have got to get me some of that Epic day paper.

    Cassidy sure is growing up!

  2. Such pretty cards and a cute little girl!

  3. These are gorgeous and wonderful takes on their respective inspirations! Cassidy is a cutie;you are so blessed! Have an awesome weekend!

  4. Oh my goodness they are the cutest shoes ever and I bet they go very very fast. LOL
    Love your beautiful cards.
    Today is my hubby's last day for work. He is Retiring today! Yikes wish me luck. LOL

  5. These are wonderful! I love your papers choices!! Thanks for joining us for DS100!

  6. Oh wow look at those shoes and even a matching bow in her hair. Cassidy looks like a little fashion diva - so sweet.
    Your card are also pretty. You call them simple card? I think they look great and I love what you can do with these challenges always.

  7. Love this new paper! And the colors worked perfectly for the challenge! I, too, will miss the Two Tags die! The images really make for a beautiful card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Your cards are so pretty today, and I love that deconstructed sketch card! Cassidy is clearly enjoying her neon pink sneaks, and I love how she holds her left hand while the right hand is busy - that's just too cute!

  9. Wowzer LeAnne! Both of your creations are just gorgeous!! I love what you did with that second card!! Stunning details!! :)

    Love the photos you share of your little one...they make me smile every day!! Enjoy your weekend! HUGS

  10. your card is BEAUITIFUL LeAnne ,love the colors ,
    an Cassady looks so cute !! love her sneakers !!! Hot Pink .
    have a nice weekend
    hugs F ,

  11. Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  12. love that plate...your card turned out so pretty!!

  13. Every time I see a card with Inspired By Nature I think of you - you own that set! You have created beautiful cards with it! And it looks like those new sneaks made Miss C speedy!

  14. This is a gerat set to pair with that DSP - they compliment each other so well! Thanks for joining us in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary

  15. LeAnne, these are gorgeous !! Love Cassidy's shoes :)

  16. Nature Walk is one of my favorite stamp sets and I am sad to see it go because it makes such beautiful cards such as yours. Love the way you shortened the tag (another item I will miss). Both cards are lovely! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week.

  17. Love the vintage feel of your cards (but Cassidy looks very modern and hard to catch in a photo! lol!) Thank you for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  18. Both of these are so pretty, LeAnne! But they just can't compare with those pink sneakers!

  19. LeAnne, what a simply elegant card! I will miss both the set AND the dies!! Great use of them both! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week!

  20. FABULOUS (as always)!!! I LOVE how you used the die...BRILLIANT!!! I can't believe this die is is such a 'go to' one! BEAUTIFUL card! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  21. Both cards are fabulous! Love what you did for the Create challenge. Clever use of the retiring die (going to miss that one!). Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  22. Gorgeous colours and I love that crinkly ribbon! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  23. Beautiful cards! I love that bird cage image and ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  24. Beautiful card - Don't forget to link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


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