Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Happy Tuesday, all! And happy December!  One more month of this blasted year, LOL!  Time for a new Retro Rubber Challenge, where we use stamps that are at least a year old!  Here's our pretty prompt for this week:


I have been having fun using some of my older stamps and I finally found the name of one of the sets I purchased a while back at a yard sale....Sassy Seasonals!  It is not even listed in the Splitcoaststampers gallery, but I did find it in one of my old catalogs; I believe it was from 1998 or 1999!  I used the star image and stamped it with Versamark on some plaid paper, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder for my card today:

It's too bad you can't see the shine, but you can see the image a little bit on the red plaid one!  I added a sentiment from a past Paper Pumpkin set, some "greenery" and glimmer berries, and a glimmer snowflake:

I mounted everything on a white embossed panel on top of a Cherry Cobbler card, and added another Paper Pumpkin sentiment on the inside:

This might be one of my favorite Christmas cards ever!  I hope you'll dust off some of your older stamps and give them some love!  Share your creation with us at Retro Rubber...can't wait to see what you create!

Sawyer was enthralled by my little turkey candle holders...well, he was enthralled by the candles and the flames, truthfully!  He loved blowing them out and having Mommy relight them:

All went well until he got his wee little nose a bit too close to the burns, but it scared him a bit and we had a few tears!  Now I need to find some skinny little candles before next Thanksgiving! Thanks for popping in---enjoy your day and be blessed!

"Look around and be distressed.  Look within and be depressed.  Look at Jesus and be at rest."  
Corrie ten Boom

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sassy Seasonals, Paper Pumpkins (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler Garden Green, Mad 4 Plaid DSP (Photoplay), Red and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer (ret)
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories Linen Braided Trim, Enamel Dots (ret), Dimensionals, Clear Embossing Powder
Tools     Big Shot, Tasteful Label Dies, Holiday Greenery Dies (Tim Holtz), Snowflake Dies (Taylored Expressions), Reindeer Knit EF (Tim Holtz), Heat Tool, 1/4" Circle Punch


I Card Everyone said...

This might be one of MY favorite Christmas cards ever, LeAnne! LOve the plaids, and delightful shape of the stars - all of that homespun Christmas feeling - and MORE of the linen braid!

Lisa Elton said...

This is layered in country charm and I love every single little detail! The shades of red and green are just perfect.Well done Leanne!

Vannessa Osbourn said...

This card is simply fabulous! I just love everything about it! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us today!

*Vicki* said...

Hello crafty friend! Wow I just love this cozy and warm design here LeAnne! The embossed nordic background and those plaid stars are perfect together! Really pretty card and take on the photo! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! :)

Kampin' Karen said...

What a fantastic card. I love the shape of the stars, the embossing folder and the layering. Sawyer is such a cutie pie...glad he didn't get burned. Your quote from Corrie is wonderful. She was such a wonderful woman of God.

Vickie said...

So love this all wrapped up in one...warm and cozy I will be making this for next year.
Blessing to you and your family this Christmas....

Bonnie said...

I think this is one of my all time favorite Christmas cards too, LeAnne! Love those plaid stars and the paper strip behind them with the pretty greenery and berries! Fantastic, my friend! Those boys look just like their momma!

Lorraine said...

Boy, does this say Christmas! It really makes me feel cozy and warm.

ScrappyHorses said...

I saw your card over at Retro Rubber Challenge and I had to come over for a closer look! Wow, this is Christmas at its best! Wonderful card!

Linda Callahan said...

I am loving the plump plaid stars! So cute!

Jan Clothier said...

I love this, LeAnne. All that lovely warm, country, rustic charm packaged up in a layered beauty. The wee plaid stars are adorable.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

LeAnne, I remember that beautiful embossing folder, was it from SU?
In any case, I love the design on your card, the plaid stars are gorgeous, and all the details make it so cozy and beautifully vintage.
Stay healthy and safe.

Claire Grantham said...

This is just amazing LeAnne, the folder is just beyond wonderful and I love all your tartan stars! Amazing card. So glad we got to 'meet' this year. Happy Holidays to you and yours. Claire x

lichazul said...

Super pretty card , congrats 👏💐
Have a great day