Saturday, May 15, 2021

Two for Saturday

Happy Saturday, peeps!  I have a couple of quick cards today using some new and "old" products!  I am absolutely THRILLED that SU finally came out with a cover plate-type die, and I LOVE it!  It's called Stitched Greenery, and I paired it with another fabulous set of dies called Tailored Tags!  I made two cards, one to send and one to show my club we go:

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

and some pretty new papers from Sweet Symmetry, and a sentiment from the new Shaded Summer.  

There are eight tags in the set of dies, and I used the largest of each (they have different tops).  I cut them so they appear longer here; the sentiment covers up the cut part!  They are easy to make smaller as well, just re-align them in the diecutting machine and just cut the end off!  I added a few Pierced Blooms and some retired Baker's Twine and mounted everything on a Night of Navy card base.

My next card is a quick little card for the Jingle Belles Days of Old challenge; I have tons of these vintage images in my stash so I mounted one on a piece of digital paper I also had in my stash, added a sentiment and diecut holly and berries, and another one for my Christmas card supply:

I think the image was an old Crafty Secrets one; the holly and the sentiment are both from Tim Holtz, and everything was mounted on a Very Vanilla card base.

Sadly, we lost John's stepfather early yesterday morning.  He was 95 and hadn't been ill at all, but suddenly went downhill quickly and passed away in his sleep.  So if I am MIA a wee bit this week, you'll know why!  Here's a picture of him and John at our nephew's wedding a few years ago:

Keep our family in your prayers!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Wendy said...

Oh LeAnne, i'm so sorry for your loss! Sending you & John our thoughts & prayers! Your cards are so pretty today! I especially love the tags and stitching on the first card. I got that die but have not used it yet! The Christmas card is just as lovely and I love the vintage look of it!

marlamedina said...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne that debossing cover-plate is fabulous! Your customers are going to go crazy over it - and you've given them two darling reasons that they should!
Condolences to John, and to your entire family. I know your hearts are aching right now, but personally, I can't imagine a more wonderful ending to a very long life: not sick, and while sleeping sounds pretty wonderful - God Bless him!

Linda Callahan said...

Sorry to hear about John’s stepdad but sounds like he had a good long life. Your cards are sweet....and I just got that cover plate this week!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Dear teammate, I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband's stepfather, please know we are keeping you in our prayers.

Tracy Grauer said...

My prayers are with you as you mourn the recent death of John's stepdad. May God grant you strength to do all that is needed in the days ahead. Your cards are lovely. I have my eye on the Stitched Greenery die and the Tag dies! They are definitely on my wish list!

Lorraine said...

So sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Your cards are wonderful. Love the birthday cards and the Christmas card is very vintage. You are lucky to have a great stash.

Karren said...

I am so very sorry for the sudden loss of your step-father-in-law. I wish you and your family peace. You have created some gorgeous cards. The cover plate die is indeed gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

SmilynStef said...

So very sorry for your loss. Love how you combined all of the elements on your holiday card ... so very glad you joined our Vintage view at Jingle Belles.

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful holiday card, i love how you can use gorgeous vintage images and yet your CAS ethos still shines through! so pleased to have this beauty in our JINGLE BELLES gallery!

(sorry to hear about john's stepdad, tho to pass away peacefully in one's sleep at age 95 is kinda hard to beat!!!!! lots of love to you and your family! ♥