Sunday, September 26, 2010

Paper Players 17 Inspiration Challenge

It’s my turn to host the Paper Players this week, and I chose this photo as my inspiration challenge:

Little Diva Color Challenge

Now, you don’t think I have little baby girls on my mind, do you? Isn’t she a cutie??? So let’s see what you can come up with using this photo as your inspiration! By the way, this comes from zulily---they have some really cute kids’ clothes!

I have a stamping friend who is going through some reconstructive post-breast-cancer surgery, so I thought I would use these colors to make her a card. My first thought was to use the breast cancer ribbon, but I wanted something a little more fun than that! So I went with the little Valentine girl from Greeting Card Kids:


I paper-pieced her dress, and added a little sparkle to her heart:


And I thought the front was a bit too busy for a sentiment, so I added it to the inside:


Hmmmm, I think my punches need “sharpening”!!! Anyhoo, I think this is a fun & funky card---and I hope it will cheer her up! Now why don’t you zoom on over to the Paper Player’s blog, see what the other designers did with this inspiration and play along as well! We’d love to have you!

  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Greeting Card Kids
  • Paper: WW, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Regal Rose Patterns DP
  • Ink: Stazon
  • Acc: Lots of circle punches, Markers, Dimensionals, Oval Nesties, Satin Ribbon, Dazz Diamonds Glitter

And here’s my little fashionista:



  1. Love all the punched circles-neat card. Your own little inspiration sure has some cute clothes of her own-growing fast as well.

  2. O.M.G!!!!!!!!!! Leanne, this is my favorite card of all time!! ;-) I LOVE it! It looks like my little girls! Your so creative!

  3. Such a sweet card! Love the inspiration this week LeAnne...I can see how your little fashionista is the centre of your world! What a cutie!!

  4. Adorable card LeAnne! Love the mix of different-sized dots and the sparkle on the heart is just perfect. I have to try that! Cheers!

  5. Awwwh...your granddaughter is such a cutie patootie!!! Love the card you made on the cute photo you found for inspiration! Great idea for your friend who is going through a very difficult time in her life. I'll keep her in my prayers. My mother went through the same thing...takes a STRONG woman.

  6. Leanne - great card with terrific colors, but a question. How do you sharpen your punches?

  7. LeAnne, this card is gorgeous. Love the paper piecing on the dress and how it picks up the polka dot circles. I love this color scheme! Thanks for inspiring us with such an interesting challenge this week.

  8. Ohh.... I forgot..... your little fashionista is GORGEOUS. and I love that fashionable little outfit!

  9. I love this card. What a fresh take on the pink/breast cancer theme.

  10. Love your grandbaby pix. You mentioned sharpenung your punches. How do you do that? I've tried punching aluminum foil to shapen them but it didn't seem to work. Paper Wishes is selling a liquid you apply to punches to improve performance. Have you heard of it? Thanks for your help.

  11. Fabulous card, LeAnne! Love the paper pieced dress!

  12. Oh what a beautiful card. I love pink and black. The inspirations is perfect. Has your "fashionista" worn anything twice yet. LOL She is adorable.

  13. I loved it! You sure captured the idea from the picture.

  14. Love your card! I know it'll mean a lot to your friend.

    Your grandbaby is over the moon wonderful and you can certainly see you in her face. What a doll!!

  15. This card is wonderful!! I love the little glitter heart and the polka dots are awesome!! I also love the dress, to get that tiny piece of paper near her shoulder, wow!!! it totally looks like it's been coloured!! SUper duper job!!
    SMiles Sharnee :0)

  16. ADORABLE card! I love it - there is just something about polka dots :) Your grand-daughter is such a cutie too - I'm sure you are enjoying her to the max!!

  17. SWEET card, LeAnne! That first baby is cute, but the second one is WAY cuter!


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