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Monday, December 3, 2018

Sketchy Saturday x Two

Happy Monday, peeps!  After a very wet, soggy, gray, dreary Sunday, I am actually happy to see Monday arrive!  My creative friend Laurel has a nice little sketch challenge (AND a give-away) over at her blog, Seabrook Designs!  You need to check it out!  Here's her sketch:


I thought this sketch would be an awesome way to use up some pretty papers I have sitting around!  Of course, I made two cards (no wonder I never seem to get out of my craft room!), the first was a birthday card for a little girl at church, using some Cute Girl papers from Crate Paper:


I used the Merry Christmas thinlets for my big "Happy" along with an Altenew birthday sentiment called Label Love:


The stitched flowers are from My Favorite Things, embellished with some scraps of glimmer paper!  

My second card uses Winterberry papers from My Mind' Eye and a sentiment stamp and die from Concord & 9th:


The paper really does all the work on this one as well!  The sentiment (Christmas Turnabout) was stamped with Cherry Cobbler and is also backed with another Cherry Cobbler banner to help it stand out a bit.  The tree from the retired SU set Warmth & Wonder was stamped in Memento Black on Mossy Meadow cardstock and punched out with a triangle tree punch; the glimmer paper snowflake was diecut with a die from Alpine Sports thinlets:


I had some enamel dots that weren't quite the right shade of red, so I colored them with a Dark Cherry Cobbler blend...those markers are so versatile!

The family had a very busy weekend, and this has to be my favorite photo of all the ones Dana sent me:


Thanks for popping in today--enjoy it and be blessed!


11 comments:

Jennifer said...

Message from Canada- What a beautiful photo!

Kampin' Karen said...

What a sweet pic of Cassidy and Eden! Your cards are great. You are able to use so many different products...it amazes me as to what you have in your stash. How do you keep it organized and how do you remember from whence it came? Have a blessed day. I have to go to the dentist and the funeral home...yuch!

Dawn Tidd said...

First n cards! Love the bright,cheery birthday card! Those flowers are super cute. It's perfect for a little girl! The Christmas card is fantastic too...it's fun to see some non-traditional colors at Christmas! Darling picture...two peas in a pod!

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne I love it when you put those DPs to work... this last black/white/red number is just gorgeous with that teensy little Christmas tree!
What a darling photo of Miss C and her buddy!
=]

Lisa Elton said...

What a great way to use those papers LeAnne, these are fun! The little girl at church will be delighted with the cute birthday card! Sweet photo of Miss C and her best bud!

Laurel said...

I LOVE both of your cards but that second one really takes my eye! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing with my sketch!

The Farmer's Wife said...

Ok, hands down that is the cutest picture ever!!! Love your cards too! Thanks for sharing!

JoAnn said...

Love both your cards, especially the pink birthday card. Love the big sentiment & die on the Christmas card. Thanks for sharing them.
Love the photo of Cassidy too, so sweet.

Lisa Kind said...

I love your cards, but that picture of Cassidy is priceless! You can just see the love between the two!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet cards......and oh that picture is precious! Love it!

Marlena M. said...

Both of your cards are fantastic LeAnne! Your picture is sooo sweet too! ;)