Tuesday, January 1, 2013



Happy Tuesday and Happy New Year!  Let’s pray that 2013 brings peace and happiness!  I am hoping to get back into my normal routine…the last two weeks have been long and lazy, LOL!   Cassidy comes back tomorrow, and I have missed her little smiling face!

For this week’s ColourQ challenge, Arielle is challenging us (and you!) to use one of our favorite palettes from all the ColourQ challenges!  (You can see them all on the ColourQ blog!)  For my creation today, I chose ColourQ 124, from last Valentine’s Day:


Here is my original card:


And here is today’s card:


I used a whole plethora of new SU goodies from the new Spring Mini as well as a sneak peek of a new Sale-a-Bration set!  I did substitute Pool Party for the Cool Caribbean to make it more current.  Check out this cute little bottle cap embellishment from the Spring Mini:


This is the 1/2” size…..the inside is stamped with a background from Collage Curios, and the little heart from Itty Bitties, which was adorned with some Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details glitter.  And I kept with the hearts and teacup theme with this SAB set called Patterned Occasions:


For the horizontal strip, I used a cute little embossing folder from a set called Needlepoint Border, and  I embossed the Real Red panel twice with the Stripes EF, lining it up diagonally to get a “plaid” effect.  There is not much Very Vanilla on here, but the Martha Stewart ribbon is red and vanilla, so it’s there---trust me!  I also embossed the entire card front with the new Honeycomb EF---SO cool, I just love this one!  Ooops, almost forgot; this sketch is from Paper Craft Crew, sketch #22:


Of course, I didn’t notice until too late where the sentiment was supposed to be placed…..double ooops!  Oh well, I hope they forgive me!

I can’t wait to see which CQC palette is YOUR favorite….which will you choose?  Share your choice and creation with us at the ColourQ blog – a fun way to start out the new year!  Make sure you check out the other designers’ creations as well to get some inspiration!

One more photo from Christmas….by far, my favorite:


Have a blessed day!


Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

So pretty!! I like the embossing and the double embossing you did with the needlepoint. Happy New Year, LeAnne!

Sherry Eckblad said...

I love the color combo you picked and the embossing on your card. I like you always put the sentiment in the wrong spot. Resolution for this year is look before stamping.

Linda said...

I too love the embossing on your updated card! The mix of textures adds so much interest! Great card and adorable pic of your little Christmas angel! Happy New Year to you all.

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card(s)! Love the colors and all the enabling for that new product - my list grows longer. How wonderful for you to have such a sweet little one to make your Christmas so merry and bright! (I think we all need a pair of shoes like that :)!

Deanna Jean said...

Another great card using these colors. Super pretty! Happy New Year.

Noelle said...

CUTE! No, I think we used differemt sketches, actually! Ha! Love this pic of Cassidy, what a sweet photo! Happy New Year, my friend:)

Jen said...

This is such a great card to start off the new crafting year! I love that little bottle cap! Happy new year!

Bananastamper said...

Such a fun colour combo and a fabulous card! I adore the sketch too - might have to give that one a try.
I agree, this is a super cute photo!
Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh I remember the first card and love both of your cards LeAnne, you have such style. Happy New Year!

Stacey Schafer said...

love it! that hexagon embossing is super fabulous!

Susie said...

LeAnne, Whether you got the sentiment in the right place makes no matter to me. I LOVE both cards!! You really took it up a notch this year with that cute bottle cap and sweet heart! Love the color palette too. That's a whole latte "sweet"

Hugs, Susie ~

Darlene Gabriel said...

Adorable picture of Cassidy - such a big smile. She look very excited about all those gifts.
Great card today. Love that Needlepoint Border and ribbon. Nice use of the bottle cap. Of course I also love the heart. BTW I really like your original card too:)