Thursday, October 25, 2018

IB43 Mad for Plaid

Howdy, peeps!  Thursday....the week is winding down...and it's time for another Inspired By challenge!  I loved Laurel's photo prompt, but I admit it did challenge me a bit!  First, here's my card:

Now here's her cute prompt:

Aren't all those thermoses full of retro fun?!  I wanted to use the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch for this week:

and I was trying to keep it pretty clean and simple, so instead of incorporating all those gorgeous plaids, I just did a few!!  I used the Buffalo Check stamp and stamped it three different ways, then used the leaf dies from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets to cut them out:  I added some additional "plaid" with markers:

I adhered them to a panel of Very Vanilla that was embossed with the Cable Knit EF, then added a sentiment from A Big Thank You that I cut with a Stitched Shape Framelit:


Finally, I dusted off some washi tape to make my horizontal lines and added a little embroidery floss bow!  When I was cleaning up my desk (haha--sort of), I noticed the negative portion of the red Buffalo Check was a fairly good size, so I used it to make a second card; I used the same sketch, but made it into another shaker card:

I stamped the panel with the Burlap background stamp, adding a sentiment from Jar of Love, and the inside of the shaker was stamped with a crackle stamp from an old Paper Pumpkin set:

I found adding sequins to a shaped opening was a little more challenging than just a square or circle!  But in the end, I was happy with it!  I like the country feel of this one!  

Thanks for popping in today and I hope that you'll participate in the IB challenge this week...those plaid thermoses will give you lots of inspiration!

So we had about 45 minutes yesterday afternoon to make Halloween cookies...Cass invited Lee over and we went to work.  The cookie dough was already made, they just needed to roll it out, cut the cookies and we had some Halloween confetti candy, black and orange sprinkles and green icing with which to decorate.  I helped them with the rolling, but basically left them to their own devices for the rest!  

The rolling and cutting went very well!

Then the decorating began; they each had their own unique style!  You'll have to come back tomorrow to see how they ended up, LOL!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Buffalo Check, Burlap, A Big Thank You, Jar of Love, Crackle (past Paper Pumpkin)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
 Ink Real Red, Memento Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Sequins (from my stash), Embroidery Floss, Fun Foam, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Cable Knit EF, Markers


I Card Everyone said...

Now why can't the trees create these sweet plaid leaves? lol SO cute, LeAnne!

Kim S said...

Plaid, cable knit and burlap - does it get any better?! (And cookies!!)

Lisa Elton said...

Your plaid leaves are adorable! This is a warm and cozy card, so cute!

karen h said...

Wonderful cards! Love the plaid & sweater embossing combo! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Kampin' Karen said...

Wow! Just wow!! Each card is spectacular. I definitely have to CASE the first one. What a wonderful job you did on the shaker card. That couldn't have been easy with that shape. Enjoy your Firday.

Jenny Engelke said...

These plaid leaves are EVERYTHING!!!! What a cute,simple card! LOVE it all!

ElizStewart said... the plaid, love the embossing folder, love the card!

Fiona Whitten said...

Love how you used the plaid stamp to create the image for die cutting the leaves. Thank you for sharing on this week's CC&S challenge.

Beverley said...

Loving the plaid leaves and beautiful texture. Wonderful use of the sketch too. Thanks for joining in on the fun at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

Linda Callahan said...

Wow the plaids are wonderful....pretty cards!

Jan Clothier said...

Tartan leaves... priceless! Love how they pop from the black and white background.