Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Love is Always in Season

Happy Wednesday everyone! So since my last post I have realized it was kinda dumb of me to post my thank-you card pics since several of the people reading this blog will be the recipients. Duh! So I'm gonna wait on posting those till later....

Anyway....the post today is a card i just created this week. It's actually a big card at 6x6" square & this picture really doesn't do it justice (probably cuz I'm still using my Blackberry as my camera). Anyway, I got the lettering & all the paper from DCWV's "The Whimsy Stack" (loving this!) and the pearl-looking dots are done with my Pearl Pen in ice white. The black faux stiching was done with my Signo pen.

OK so after the deer drama a few days ago things have been pretty quiet around here. There's lots of work going on here at the ranch & things are really looking beautiful! I didn't think it could get anymore beautiful here but it is! Vinny & his crew are really outdoing themselves & I'm constantly amazed by Vinny & his amazing work. The most exciting part is that next summer we will have a big swimmin pond right outside our front door. Just need the rain to fill'er up this winter. Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous end of the week!....

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Thank Ewe & Deer Drama

Hello again! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Mine was mellow but for me that's perfect. I've been working on thank-you cards from my birthday & thought I would share some with you....

This card was cut at 5-1/2" square. The sheep image is from the "Just Because Cards" Cricut cartridge, cut at 2-1/4" & the paper is from the Martha Stewart "Vintage Girl" stack. The ribbon is from Michael's own label & the mini pearls are from Me & My Big Ideas.

Sooo... had a little wildlife drama up here at the ranch yesterday!... 2 of my dogs, Haylee & Hugo cornered a deer in the vineyard (yes, Vinny left the gate open all day). It was obviously panicking & hit the fence hard a few times. It had Haylee pinned down on the ground with its antlers, yet somehow she doesn't have a mark on her! Talk about lucky! Hugo pretty much just pulled on its ear, lol. That little dog has a death wish I swear! Anyway, the deer finally got away & ran out the gate but he was bleeding pretty bad from his mouth from hitting the fence. We have been so worried about this poor buck out there suffering, but then Vinny saw him this morning & he was grazing & looked perfectly fine. Whew! Moral of the story: don't leave the damn vineyard gate open!

Well that's enough excitement for one weekend I think. I'll be checking back in with some more thank you cards this week.....

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Hi there! We have had many birthday celebrations this month (including my own 37th, which I'm still in denial about). Our God daughter Olive turned the big 3 & our other God daughter Theresa turned 18! This is the birthday card I made for Theresa....

For this card I used the Cricut cartridge "Simply Charmed" for the cake image, cardstock/paper is from Martha Stewart's "Modern Festive" paper pad & DCWV's "Lemon Flower Stack". The background embossing was done with my Cuttlebug "D'Vine Swirls" folder & of course lots of Stickles & rhinestone bling. Oh how I do love the sparkly stuff!

Anyway, I have lots more projects in the works that I will be posting this week so stay tuned & have a fabulous day!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My 1st Post!

Hello friends! I just started this blog (obviously) & I hope to make it a place where I can share my cards & throw in a little personal stuff too. I also have "blinkies" (links) on the sides of my page to some other websites/blogs that I follow & find very informative & fun.

I will still be doing my Facebook page (Leelee Card Designs) but I'm going to use that more as a comprehensive gallery of all my work past & present, with new albums every month. I want this blog to be more of a "hot off the press" format. So I'll probably only be posting 1 or 2 pictures at a time & they will always be of new original designs I have just created.

I make my cards because I love doing it but it's also very therapeutic for me & it just makes me happy! I welcome comments, feedback & questions so don't be shy! Lord knows I'm not! OK well.... thanks for checkin me out & I'll see ya real soon on my next post....