Monday, June 4, 2018

JB18:12 and CTS274 Jingle All the Way

Hi everyone!  Monday morning, a gray rainy weekend is over and hopefully sunshine will be on tap sometime this week!  I have a CAS Christmas card to share with you today, using the prompt from the Jingle Belles of Christmas bells, and the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch:

I found this pretty little scrap of polka-dotted paper on my desk, and I happened to have a piece of Lost Lagoon already diecut, unused from another project, and I thought they looked nice together!  To round the corners of the polka-dotted paper, I used my Envelope Punch Board--I always forget how handy that is!  I diecut a Dazzling Diamonds bell from a Lil'Inker die, added some ribbon, popped it up and it was ready to go:

To make the bell stand out a bit, I added a layer of Lost Lagoon underneath:

And I thought this sentiment was from Lil'Inkers as well, but if it is, it's retired.  I can't find a name on the sheet, but it was with my other LI sets.  I thought it was cute with the bell:

Happy that you popped in today!

So Saturday was my niece's bridal shower; it was a lovely event, most of the time we managed to be outside by the pool!  There were a couple of raindrops, but it didn't dampen anyone's spirits!  Here's the lovely, sweet bride-to-be:

And the groom-to-be:

The incredible desserts:

My other niece's husband is a chef, so although he didn't prepare these desserts, he made crab cakes, salmon cakes, two kinds of pizza (the bride's favorite food!), tossed salad and a lemon pesto pasta salad.  It was ALL delicious!

And I have to share this as well; this wooden "cupboard" is HUGE; it takes up a whole wall in my sister's kitchen.  The neat thing about it is that it came from my father's workshop on the farm, and it was his father's before that.  There are about one hundred drawers and they used to contain nails, screws, and whatever else farmers needed to fix things!  My sister had the foresight to see what a great addition it would be to her kitchen!  She cleaned it up and it is a great place to display holiday decorations, or items for a bridal shower!

Looks like something out of a magazine, doesn't it?  It's priceless to us!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!  And be sure to come back tomorrow for two fun posts!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Sentiments (Lil'Inker???)
Card stock & Papers     Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Rustic White (Papertrey), Lost Lagoon (ret), misc DSP
 Ink Tranquil Tide
Accessories Tranquil Tide Ribbon, Silver Cord, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Bell Die (Lil'Inkers),  Single Stitch Line Rounded Rectangle Frame Die (My Favorite Things), Envelope Punch Board (to round corners)


Dawn Tidd said...

Ooo, I'd almost forgotten about Lost Lagoon! You used it so cleverly for this cute Christmas card! Love the polka dot DP in the frame and I always love to see that bell die! It really is cute. The LL behind it and for the tie on top are just the thing to make it "pop". Your niece's shower looked like a success and boy that cabinet is something! I know it's a family treasure!

Vickie said...

Oh LeAnne....what a treasure that piece could put a lot from your craft in those wonderful to have that memory passed down through your family....and oh your that bell...meant to look for it the last time you used it...what a wonderful menu at this shower and all the beautiful cupcakes, cookies and time I am sure...lovely Bride to Be

Kampin' Karen said...

Wow! This is your best post ever!! If we had to vote on the best picture it would be tough from your card to the antique. Everything is so beautiful. Your niece reminds me of Dana. I'd love to see your are always pulling out something new (old). Lost Lagoon was my favorite from the In Colors that year BUT I also bought 5 packages of Blackberry Bliss when it was discounted :-) Who knew!!! Have a blessed day and you are a blessing!

Bonnie said...

What a cute Christmas card, LeAnne! Love how that pretty jingle bell is framed! And an awesome bridal shower! The bride to be looks so happy! Love the heirloom cupboard!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet sweet sweet jingle bell card! And a beautiful bride to be at a lovely shower! And that cabinet is amazing!

I Card Everyone said...

Your card jingles my bells, LeAnne! But now I do want a cupcake for breakfast!
What a blessing it is that your sister has this cabinet - magazine worthy display, indeed!

*Vicki* said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne! :) Love that color so much!! Your photos are fabulous and what a fun time!! Just wanted to pop in to say hello and I'm back with a blog again!! LOL!! Hope you are well!!

Doris said...

WOW! What a lovely family heirloom to have in a kitchen (or a stamping tower...) So glad it didn't shower during the shower.

Your card is delightful, and I'm glad winter is far away right now.

Wendy said...

What an adorable Christmas card! Love the color and how CAS it is! Spot on for your challenge! Wow on your bridal shower photo's, LeAnne! Everything looked SO nice and the desserts were to die for! A happy occasion for sure! TFS and hopefully today we get some sunshine to enjoy! Tired of rain....

Lisa Elton said...

It seems like a million years since I've had time to peek in at your blog! As always, all of your cards are amazing. You always inspire me! Love seeing the photos of Cassidy, she's growing so fast. John looked great in his uniform. How fun for him to be in the parade all those years. And that cabinet is most definitely priceless!!

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful take on the sketch! And that shower looks fabulous!

lauren bergold said...

oh what a beautiful CAS card, as always, but then i honestly don't think you've ever made a card i didn't love! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES/bells fun! ♥

donna mikasa said...

A perfect take on the sketch, LeAnne! And I love that you chalked up a Christmas card for your stash!

SmilynStef said...

Way to use-up those bits and pieces ... I adore that big bold bell ... so glad you're helping us Jingle at Jingle Belles.

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