Monday, November 22, 2010

CAS94 & OLW27


How lucky that the card I made last night for Susan’s One Layer Wednesday Christmas card challenge had sponging…which is the CAS challenge today at SCS too!  I fell in love with this card from Jennifer, so set out to do one of my own….just a tad bit simpler.  I used some Whisper White textured card stock and the SU set Come to Bethlehem for my main image.  Before I stamped it, I used a Nestie to cut out a rectangle from a scrap of paper, used some Dotto to adhere it to the card, then sponged the opening with Marina Mist ink and stamped my image in Basic Black:


Since this card (and hopefully a few more I can do) will be going to prisoners to send to their families, I wasn’t allowed to put any bling on it… it really was clean & simple!  The sentiment is from a retired SU set called Star-Studded Season.  I like the rustic look the textured cardstock gives it.

Now, for a little bit about my stamping Saturday!  Here is a photo of all of us together:

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Back row:  Janice, Jill, Carol, and me; front row:  Pattie, Denise, Cherie & Korin.

The whole shindig was put on by Korin Sutherland (poor thing---I mispronounced her name most of the day) and we had lots of food, fun and chatter—although not much stamping by me!!!  I guess I was having too much fun checking out everyone’s stamps and Copics and coloring techniques and all the other fun stuff that was floating around…..I think when I am in a crowd, I have stamping ADD!!!  But I had FUN, and thank you, Korin, for planning it all!  Here’s a picture of me with my sweet friend Denise:

Me & Denise

And here are Carol and Denise; I blog regularly with Carol, but met her for the first time on Saturday:


and then me, Korin and Denise:

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Here are Pattie & Janice, stamping away:


Thanks again, Korin!  Can’t wait to do it again!!!  And in the quiet of my own stamp room, I hope to play with some of the images and papers my friends so generously shared with me!  And on a last note, I just have to share this photo of my DGD wearing her new snowsuit… was really cold one morning so DD dressed her in it to bring her to Grammie’s:

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She reminded us of little Randy in “The Christmas Story”!!!  Enjoy your day!


Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne! It was fun seeing your stamping friends and that picture of your GD is so cute!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

It was SOOOOOO fun on Saturday and I hope we get to do it again real soon. :)

Just look at that sweet her cuddly snow suit. She looks totally huggable!

JD said...

Your card is lovely...I don't know why I look so unhappy in all the pics...I was having a great time on Saturday and I hope we get to do it again...

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love all the texture on this C&S card - it's beautiful! As for Saturday, I completely enjoyed myself and can hardly wait to do it again! I was so busy gabbing and watching that I didn't get a whole lot done either, but that's OK. I wouldn't have changed a thing!
Little Cassidy looks quite proud of her new snowsuit and I love how that little cutie pie smiles for the camera all the time. I think she's a star in the making :)

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card! :)

Nance said...

I love your one-layer card! The sponged BG is fantastic and I love the textured look of the stamp. What a cute little snow bunny too :-)

Hands On said...

This is simply pretty LeAnne. I just love it!

Juanita said...

I love the simplicity of this card. It is so still and calm, it really conveys the heart of the season.
I think that little Cassidy looks cozy and warm and just like she is ready for some cuddles!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love how it looks as if it were stamped on canvas! And Cassidy looks adorable in her snow suit! What a cutie-patootie!

Julia Aston said...

Your card looks great stamped on the textured card stock - love the blues - and what a fun stamping time you guys had!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! Love all the fun and pictures! What a proud grandma and she has your smile!

Susan Raihala said...

LeAnne, how lovely! Thank you so much for participating in the OLW Christmas card challenge for the prisoners. Blessings to you, and have a very happy Thanksgiving!