Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Merry Monday 204 Woodgrain Christmas

Hi peeps!  Ah, it's Wednesday....the middle of the week, on the way to the weekend!  I told you yesterday that I made another "wooden" card using the leftovers from my Tuesday card (you can see it here)....and that it was perfect for the Merry Monday challenge this week!

So here we go:

I made this pretty simple....the Crumb Cake base is plain, only punched corners.  I pieced together some of the leftover Hardwood-stamped "boards", added a Crumb Cake tree (W+9 Stitched Holiday Icons) with white ornaments, simply made from a hole punch, and topped with a stitched star (same W+9 die set):

The sentiment is a die from Simon Says Stamp called Deco Tree:

My only other embellishment was some white baker's twine....simple and easy!
A few of you asked if I had gotten any responses to my frustration with "fuzzies" or lint on my photopolymer stamps.  I did get some good suggestions, but the only one that I hadn't tried yet was a product from Lawn Fawn called a Stamp Shammy.  You can look it up on their website...seems like a good product and my Paper Players teamie Laurie said she loves it!  So I'll keep you posted!

Another rainy day....and Cassidy has been BUGGING me to let her use an umbrella on the way to the bus stop.  I had an old one, and we practiced putting it up and taking it down (I can see big problems on the bus with these complicated maneuvers!) and when I was satisfied she knew how to do both, off she went with Grampy to the bus.  We'll see if she leaves it at school, or on the bus, or somewhere in between!!!  

Enjoy your day!


  1. Hello LeAnne: I love, love your beautiful card, the way you made those wood planks is amazing and the little Christmas tree is simply adorable with it's little ornaments, looks like it's cut out of felt.
    Beautiful die cut sentiment too.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Awesome card LeAnne! Love the wood plank background!! :) Such a cute photo!

  3. OH what a perfect Christmas card! I do hope you have a friend who lives/vacations in a log cabin, LeAnne! So cute!

  4. I like this one even better than the first one, LeAnne! I've GOT to try this technique! And awesome card! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! Hope that umbrella found it's way home in one piece.

  5. Hi LeeANNE , THAT IS SOOO, CUTE , I love how she helped to lose her other tooth, my hubby thaut that was soo cute and funny , brought a smile on his face , I need busy with him , he might a hip replacement, wow , he's been in pain , oh I'm sure he'll be ok , he's suger is way up so he has to get it down , but he loves his sweets , oh ok, enough , I hope your all doing good , our little girl sure is getting toooooo, big and pretty , tfs her!!!! ❤️
    Ok hugs love your way
    Frenchie ,

  6. Oooooh and your card is beautiful, lol
    She makes me forget , lol
    Hugs F,

  7. Sooo cute! Love that tree with the woodgrain BG. Can't believe how big Cassidy is getting too!!

  8. I LOVE this card! Rustic and simple elegance! PERFECT!!!!!! XX

  9. I love your card! CAS and rustic and cute! Great job!

  10. Your cute little tree looks great on that wood background!

  11. Your card really stood out to me in the line up LeAnne because of that fabulous it! :0)

  12. Very cute, CAS card!! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  13. I love your barn boards! Fantastic idea. Thanks for joining our challenge at Merry Monday!

  14. Love the "North Woods" feel of your card, LeAnne! Great, simple design, but it has impact at the same time. I don't know if you've ordered a Stamp Shammy, but if not, you can find the Absorber at any auto supply store, or even Wal Mart or It's basically the same thing, only less expensive for what you get. It's meant for cleaning cars, but works great on stamps (and eyeglass lenses!). Just cut off a small piece, and you're good to go--no more lint on your stamps! :) ~ Andrea

  15. Wow I love this! CAS perfection! And I can't believe Cassidy is old enough to ride the school bus!


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