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Monday, December 18, 2017

MTS207 Wintery Birthday


Happy Monday, peeps!  I feel like I haven't been in my stamp room for ages; in reality, it's only been a couple of days but those couple of days were spent frantically trying to finish up our kitchen for company yesterday as well as Christmas dinner next week!  I am happy to say we are about 95% finished!  Then we will start working on the bedroom upstairs, I can't wait to get that finished so I can get back into my Sleepnumber bed!!!  Anyway, I made a quick card, almost no stamping, for an upcoming winter birthday!  It used the sketch from Match the Sketch:


I just got a sweet little 6x6 tablet called Winter Wonderland by Simple Stories, and they had these cute little retro winter-themed images, so I just cut them out, sponged the edges and added a diecut sled and a little birthday tag:


Aren't these little images cute?

 


The large sled was cut from Wood Textures DSP using a Simon Says Stamp die; sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs Mini Tag Sentiments:


So happy you popped in today--be sure to come back tomorrow for a Stamp Ink Paper challenge creation!

SO.....I managed to get one decent picture of the almost-finished kitchen:


This table will be replaced by a 7' wooden trestle table that I have been saving for years!!  I had a harder time photographing the other side of the room because of the light, but you can see our sliding glass door which looks out on the woods and field:


Cassidy thinks it's a great area for crafting, and I am looking forward to having my stamping friends over soon!

If you turn 180 degrees, we go right into the living room; we took out the wall separating the two rooms, and it makes such an incredible difference!  Our living room space is still basically the same (small), but with the hardwood floors and a large area between the kitchen table and the couch, we can push back the furniture to make room for more chairs and guests!!  I love that I can look across the kitchen and see my family, enjoying the Eagles game (yay, they won!) AND my new Christmas tree!  


The hard work and inconvenience was so worth the wait!  Thanks for popping in today; enjoy your day and be blessed!


16 comments:

Dawn Tidd said...

What a great winter birthday card! I love the DSP and that sled die cut is awesome. You've created a beautiful space in your home with the renovation, LeAnne! I'm glad you're getting to enjoy it for the holidays!

Vickie said...

Love this card...didn't see where I can get this paper....adorable..super idea. Your home looks lovely...I am a black and white person....know you are loving it...

Kampin' Karen said...

You are so great at making this type of card. Thanks for sharing pics of the house...love how it turned out.

AnitaR said...

Love your renovations. We just went through a similar process, opening up our kitchen area to the family room, and we are loving the change! Enjoy!

Lindalou said...

Thanks for the great idea for a card. Love it!!! Your kitchen and living room are wonderful! So very happy for you! Wish I could come for a visit! Have a blessed Christmas. I know you will! Our kids are arriving from England tomorrow, their once-a-year trip here. So looking forward to the whole family being together...and for my granddaughter to play with me in my new craft room!

I Card Everyone said...

I know there was a card here, somewhere... you'll forgive the chef in me who spent lots of time perusing your fabulous kitchen, LeAnne! LOve the open concept, and that your family will easily know when it's time to help with dishes!!
BTW your card is darling... so vintage - which makes me vintage, too! xx
=]

mudmaven said...

Absolutely gorgeous! ~chris

barb mann said...

Your vintage Christmas card is lovely - BUT! Your new kitchen is awesome! Nice Christmas decor too.

Linda Callahan said...

Your card is delightful and your kitchen remodel is fabulous! Love how you have one open space now! It is gorgeous!

Nadine said...

Oh, what fun! I love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Match the Sketch!

Patricia Simone said...

Very nice kitchen LeAnne. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

Sabine Mayer said...

Hübsche Karte hast Du gebastelt. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme bei Match the Sketch und liebe Grüße aus Sabines-Kreativecke

Fanny said...

Eine tolle Karte ist sie geworden, danke fürs Zeigen, Mitspielen und Kreativsein.... Bis vielleicht zum nächsten Mal, viel Glück, Fanny

Lisa Elton said...

What cute card, the vintage images are so fun! The kitchen reno looks fantastic! Looks like lots of nature light will pour in. You'll love the open concept to your living room too!

Dianna Mallow said...

Are the kitchen and living room the same color? Can you let me know what the name of it is. It is so pretty!!!

jengd said...

Cute card! I actually just picked up a pad of llama paper the other day to document some holiday llama events. (not kidding! lol!) Your kitchen looks fantastic!!