Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Retro Rubber 37

Hi peeps!  Two posts in one day, can you believe it?!  Today is special because the girls at Retro Rubber have asked me to be a guest designer!  Woohoo!  I love using my "retro" stuff!  This week they have a sketch for you:

Since we have finally been having such lovely spring weather, I chose some Close to My Heart papers called Skylark (probably two years old....I've been hoarding it!) and a set from Pink Paislee that I have had for over a year, featuring all kinds of vintage ephemera to celebrate!  Can you tell which is stamped, and which is printed on the paper?!

It's hard to tell, isn't it?!  Most of the words on the paper are printed on, but I did stamp a couple word images in Sahara Sand near the bird, as well as the words "Wonderful & Kind, Shine, and Smile as the bottom:

I also diecut some leaves (My Favorite Things) from the same DSP collection and adhered them to the branch, and the "hello" is from SU's Greetings thinlets, using Early Espresso cardstock.  I cut a couple of banners from scraps of DSP, and added a ruffle of ribbon (retired SU) and it was done!  I love this is open to all kinds of creative interpretation!  I sure hope you'll play along!  You can see all the samples at the Retro Rubber blog!

We made some cupcakes yesterday...of course, decorating them is the best part!  She did very well spreading the icing on:

Adding M&Ms:

Well, come to think of it, maybe eating them is the best part!

Enjoy your day!

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Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello LeAnne and thank you for being our guest designer at Retro Rubber, it's always a thrill to see your beautiful cards in our gallery.
This card is no exception, what a beautiful array of images and textures, colors and design, a wonderful card that will make anyone who receives it, smile the moment they open the envelope.
Now, Cassidy just made me very hungry for one of those delicious cupcakes she is so happily eating, yum, yum!! She is such a sweetie, beautiful and obviously a fabulous help in the kitchen, love the picture of her eating her sweet chocolate treat.
Thank you for always sharing pictures of her, we've seen her grow up before our very eyes and thank you again for being our guest designer this week, we hope you come back soon.
Maria Rodriguez.

stampwithsandy said...

This is beautiful, LeAnne! I love the colors, and it is very hard to tell what is stamped and what isn't. Those cupcakes look yummy!

Debbie Mageed said...

LeAnne, you did it again - your collage is inspired! I could never do anything so creative as this. I love your pretty bird and the banners are the perfect touch. You surely know how to combine a well-stocked craft collection to make a gorgeous card!! Thank you for being our guest designer and will look for you in our gallery again soon!

Unknown said...

Love this vintage-y card, LeAnne!! A great selection of textures, layers and sweet details. Thanks so much for your support of our retro rubber challenge... we love our older stamps also! We love seeing you in the gallery as well as in our guest designer spot!! Yep, eating the cupcake is the best part!!

Lisa Elton said...

Everything flows together perfectly on this card LeAnne! Very pretty! Of course eating the cupcake had to be Cassidy's favorite part!!

Colleen Begley said...

Love the card, LeAnne. Cupcakes look great too.

Claire Grantham said...

Great card LeAnne, so glad you are with us as Guest Designer. Love the colours, I feel it matches your blog background LOL and I agree, the eating of the cupcakes is the best bit. Cx

Linda Callahan said...

Love this ..... And you know why......s/s/s!

Jane Knudsen said...

Hi LeAnne! I must apologize for not getting to my comments sooner! I want to thank you for being our guest designer at RRCB. I enjoy your cards so much and am never disappointed when I see them! I love how you took this paper and with a few stamps cranked it up to amazing! Beautifully done with lots to discover as I look at it! Thank you again for joining us as guest designer!