Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Ah, Wednesday....the middle of the week, all downhill from here!  I have another duet of cards today ( hope you're not sick of them!), both using the Try Stampin' On Tuesday sketch for this week:

A couple of the designers did two cards, so I did too!  The optional theme is "Spring is Here"....well, spring sort of came for a few days here in PA, then went into hibernation!  We've had below freezing temps at night and let's just say, I am trying to get spring BACK!  These gorgeous Simple Stories' I Am floral papers have been calling my name:

I also used some Graphic 45 paper from their Botanical Tea line (solid pink diecut circle) and So Saffron to diecut the sun, which was a gift from my friend Martha, and I don't know the manufacturer.  I added some cheery baker's twine, and the sentiment is from Technique Tuesday called Beauty of Spring, and it was stamped with Regal Rose and diecut with the Chalk Talk die:

Even though the weather doesn't feel spring-like, this card makes me think it well get here eventually!

The next card uses the same sketch, as well as the Merry Monday challenge to use a sentiment as your focal point, and the Stamp, Ink Paper color challenge:

SIP 42 Color Challenge 800

One of my favorite purchases from last year was Papertrey's O Holy's perfect for this challenge!  I stamped the verse in Night of Navy, added circles of Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay that had been stamped with silver stars (Holly Jolly Greetings) and finished it with some silver accents:

Can you believe it...the DSP is from the Halloween DSP line from last's perfect too!  Thanks for popping by today!

I do not recommend having your pedicure done while you are hanging upside down!

She is such a silly girl!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Both of these are stunning LeAnne! :) I really love the happy colors and design on the top card. The colors are so pretty on your second design and I just love the added sparkle with it!! Hope you're doing well!!

  2. LeAnne, lovely sentiment to showcase. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  3. The papers are lovely, such a cheerful card, nice sentiment....and I wish I could get in that position to have a pedicure!!! Ha ha...

  4. Beautiful cards LeAnne! I love that dsp. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

  5. Two cards and one silly girl! Love your springtime card with that awesome sentiment and your Christmas card is perfect! Love the paper and that shiny star with the words to one of my favorite Christmas carols! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

  6. I would love to say hello spring and sunshine, goodbye cold and snow...good grief!! PRETTY spring card, love the floral paper. The sparkle on your second card is wonderful and I love the sentiment stamp! Who knows, Cassidy may have invented a new novelty pedicure procedure!!

  7. Awww - Away in a manger is my favorite!! LOVE the Technique Tuesday sentiment! I want both of these stamps!!

  8. Beautiful sentiment and it is the focal point. Fab. card.

  9. Love both of your cards. Beautifully done!! Love how you used the colors for our challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper! Thank you for sharing your creations with us!! :)

  10. Just love how you framed the sentiment for your Merry Monday card - so glad you could play along!

  11. Both cards are so nice! How fun to do a spring one and a Christmas card together!

  12. Such lovely cards! Your spring card is so happy and cheerful with its fun sentiment font and colourful papers. And I love your Merry Monday card. Such a fabulous sentiment stamp!

    Your pedicure photo made me smile. Why not hang upside down to make life interesting?! Love it!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. Lovely card as usual LeAnne. I must admit to not being bothered with Christmas cards this early in the year, but I do love your enthusiasm combining the 2 challenges and the result, beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  14. That is one gorgeous Christmas card! I LOVE that sentiment, the font is awesome. I used to sing that to my kiddos when they were babies!

    BTW doesn't everyone have there pedicures done upside down? LOL Sounds like an interesting idea! Cassidy could start a new trend!

  15. Both cards are lovely LeAnne, but your card for MM is stunning. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.


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