November 13, 2010

Limelight Papercrafts: Sketch 60: Pattern Paper

Good Morning! I am so excited because school is winding down for this semester. All I have left in most of my classes is the final. 3 more weeks of lectures and then the finals, with minimal homework. If I can pat myself on the back (of would that be wrong?) for a minute when I say that I got really good grades in my classes. Well so far at least, the finals will tell all though. LOL!

Other good news, my Lil Max took his first step the other day. Well he stepped towards the couch and then leaned on the couch. He keeps standing and trying to figure out what to do next.

And now on to the crafts, I was excited to play along with Limelight Papercrafts this week, I have seen the challenges on Karen's blog, The Bald Dragonfly, but I have never had a chance to play along. When I saw the challenge and the sketch I knew I wanted to play.

I really like the way this card turned out and it only took me about 30 minutes to make and that was really only because I cut the sentiment shape out on my Cricut. The PP is from Basic Grey's Jovial collection and I have the 6x6 paper pads available at Artfuldelight at a new low price of $4.99. :-)

The sentiment is from Practicing Creativity Designs, Christmas Wonder stamp set. Love, love love it. The wonderfully talented Karen from The Bald Dragonfly designed the set. This set is also available at Artfuldelight.

So I think I found the perfect spot to take pictures outside. Now I know everyone probably knows the importance of natural light when taking a picture and I have mentioned before that since I craft at night I photograph at night. Well last night I took a picture and it was just horrible. I didn't realize how horrible it was until I took a picture outside today and OH MY, did my pictures SUCK before. I can't guarantee great pics like this all the time (it is almost winter and I am not sure I will take pics outside if it is snowy or any colder than 32 degrees, lol) but I am just shocked. I am so embarrassed but I am going to show you the indoor, at night picture.
Eeekkkkk! What a ridiculously ugly photo. I am so sorry that is the quality photos that I would share. I will do my best not to use pics like that anymore. LOL! On a good note, with this card, I am at 3 Christmas cards so far. That's right 3! LOL! Sheesh, I better get busy or I will never be done to mail them out for Christmas 2010. LOL!

Anywho, be sure to enter my sketch challenge.

Happy Crafting!!


Karen B. said...

Oh my, I have to pick my jaw up off the floor! This card is beautiful! First, love how the sentiment is the focus of your card but then you notice the loving pairing of patterned and solid paper. Then, I love how the bow only compliments the sentiment instead of taking away from it. Thank you so very much for the kind words and for taking the time to play along!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy for Max and LOVING the card!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

April said...

Great card Leeanne! Love those papers...

I'm so glad that your classes are almost over for the semester! I can imagine how hard things get for you sometimes with everything going on in your life and then going to school on top of that. You deserve a nice break!

YAY for Max!!! I so remember both of my girls taking those first steps...what a feeling. ;)
- April

Marlene said...

This card is so pretty! You're inspiring me to get my cricut plugged back in again, you know!

Court said...

GORGEOUS! I love it! :) 4.99 for a paper pad? How good is that!?!

Court said...

p.s. SO excited for your little one!!!

Mandy said...

Oh, absolutely gorgeous!! I will be featuring your card on my blog today!! :)