Saturday, September 11, 2010

JUGS 50 Christmas Card


What a beautiful day we are having here in Pennsylvania!  I had some time to stamp this morning, and decided to combine the JUGS challenge with my weekly Christmas card.  This week it’s a technique challenge, to use the Cracked Glass technique. 


You can find details on their blog or SCS…it’s a fun technique that adds a real vintage touch to your project.  Since I hadn’t done a vintage-style card in a while, I jumped on it!  Here you go:


This is a large card, almost 5 1/2” square…..I just had to make it that big to use that absolutely gorgeous new SU paper from the Holiday mini, Deck the Halls.  It is SO pretty, I don’t want to use it up!!!  This is just a little corner of one of the pieces….it is stunning!  And so easy to “let the paper do the work”, right?  My image is faithful Dasher—he is so accommodating for so many projects.  Here I stamped him on Crumb Cake in Cherry Cobbler ink and distressed him with Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip, once I did my embossing and “cracking”.  That lovely new Victoria crochet trim and Antique brads added the finishing vintage touches.  The inside sentiment is from Occasional Quotes, a great hostess set!

  • Stamps:  Dashing, Occasional Quotes
  • Paper: Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy, Deck the Halls DP
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Choc Chip, Versamark
  • Acc:  Heat Tool, Glassy Glaze, Victoria trim, Antique Brads, CAD, sponges


Okay, you’ve been asking for pictures of my little Cassidy, so I was able to get a few yesterday:



and just to prove that I am a good sport, and I know you are all friends, and since Kristin thinks that it would be really funny, I am sharing THIS picture with you that my DD snapped.  Obviously, she had her eye on her daughter, and not ME:


My DH only WISHES I had cleavage like that!  Enjoy your day! :D


  1. I love your card but what I love are those baby pics!! Too stinkin' cute!!!!

  2. LeAnne, what a gorgeous Christmas card!!! I LOVE that DP and that super yummy lace....{sigh}!!! I am glad you are back enjoying stmping ;D. Your granddaughter is so cute and those big eyes....what a beautiful little girl! She looks super happy in grandma's arms. Have a fabulous weekend! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  3. What a gorgeous Christmas Card!!! And that little baby is too cute for words!!!!

  4. {You are HILARIOUS! - and LOVELY!}

    That card is ALMOST as breath taking as the baby! {And that is saying something!} Its a wonder you can get ANYTHING done, with that cutie on your brain! You're AWESOME, LeAnne!

    {And tell your husband, I think HE'S LUCKY!} hee hee

  5. She is just a precious little thing!! I bet you're loving being a grandma!!

    Christmas card....outstandingly beautiful! I absolutely love it!

  6. Gorgeous card and beautiful baby!

  7. Oh, that's funny!! BTW, beautiful card.

  8. LeAnne - your granddaughter is absolutely beautiful and has such amazing eyes - I know you are so happy :) Love the Christmas card (that is so hard to say - it's not time for Christmas yet)

  9. What a beautiful card!!
    Thanks also for sharing the wonderful pictures of your little doll - she is so alert in these pictures

  10. OMGosh, you are too funny! Gotta love that cleavage! Hahaha!!! And what bright eyes Cassidy has! Beautiful baby!

    And your card is so pretty! Love how you used the cracked glass technique! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  11. How lovely LeAnne! Gorgeous vintage feeling card...and your sweet granddaughter...oh what big eyes she precious is she!!!

  12. LeAnne, your Christmas card is GORGEOUS! I have been eyeing that Dasher stamp for a while now...I think that I'll just HAVE to order him :)
    By the way, your grandchild is adorable...congratulations to the entire family!

  13. Love your card-I have been wanting to try that technique,just need to get the 'cracky' stuff.

    Beautiful baby!

  14. I love this card! The collage look on it is great and I love the cracked glass!
    I'm giggling at your comment, especially since it was a "JUGS" challenge! :-) You are going to get censored! Gorgeous baby....would love to hold a little one now! So happy for you & your family!

  15. Awesome card!! Cassidy is beautiful!

  16. Your card is gorgeous! Oh and that baby is adorable! Oh, I bet she smells so good! I miss that....
    And your cleavage is gorgeous too! LOL!

  17. Your Holiday card is so elegant.. Love it.. And babies are so beautiful when they are sleeping.. You must be so proud!!

  18. What a little sweetie! I wish I could sleep like that. Nice card too, I :)

  19. Fabulous card... gorgeous baby, you have so much reason to be proud of both!

  20. Love the card but the baby is the cutest I've seen and LOL on your cleavage!!! Thanks for sharing pictures of her she is adorable!!!!

  21. LeAnn, your card is stunning!!! Way to rock the cracked glass technique! And, oh my goodness, your granddaughter is GORGEOUS!!!!! What a sweetie!
    Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls and good luck!

  22. The last photo of you is appropriate for the "JUGS" Challenge, LOL :-) Beautiful card, I am loving that new paper too.
    Your Cassidy is adorable!!!

  23. Ahhh! She is so sweet!
    You are funny! Our bodies can do amazing things for the camera. Can't they?
    Love your card.

  24. *snort* You made me spew my water when I got to the end of your post. What an ADORABLE baby - omgosh - just as cute as a button. The cleavage shot is awesome LeAnne!!! Oh yah and the card is STUNNING. Truly an inspiration and a wonderfully done cracked glass technique. Beautiful paper for sure. Thanks for gettin' crackin with JUGS this week.

  25. Well, the card is BEAUTIFUL but completely overshadowed by the beautiful baby girl! Oh, I wanna' snuggle with her so bad! And she's got such a hot grandma, too! LOL

  26. LOVE your card! The reindeer with that paper is just FAB! And as far as the pics of Cassidy - she is just perfect! How lucky you are!


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