Sunday, September 5, 2010

Paper Players Challenge 14

Jaydee's Theme Challenge September 5th

Well, I am back from vacation AND I MISSED EVERYBODY!!!   It is a good thing that Jaydee’s theme challenge for the Paper Players this week is a Clean & Simple one!  (My mojo is still on vacation; it took me way too long to do this card!)  A few hours after our return, we got news that a family member had passed away, so I took the opportunity to make a CAS sympathy card:

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I always think that this tree from Lovely as a Tree is a perfect image for a masculine card.  I used sponge daubers to apply some fall colors to the tree and watercolored the trunk and grass.  A sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers was stamped in Old Olive to tie in with the Old Olive brads I used on the Twill ribbon. 

I hope you’ll take the opportunity to play with the Paper Players in this challenge!  Be sure to check out their blog and share your creation with us as well; you can use the keyword PP14 if you post using an online gallery. 

It’s good to be home, but I always feel a bit rusty after taking so much time off!  I hope you’ll bear with me as I get back in the stampin’ saddle!  And of course, I can’t go without posting a cute picture of my new granddaughter:

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I know, I know….this is a stamping blog, right?  You’re probably tired of seeing pictures of her, but just indulge me for a bit longer! :D

  • Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree, Thoughts & Prayers
  • Paper:  Naturals White
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Riding Hood Red
  • Acc:  Sponge Daubers, Aquapainter, Twill, Brads

27 comments:

  1. I love seeing pictures of your granddaughter! Keep them coming! : )

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  2. Who could get tired of seeing such a sweet little baby girl? Not me! Great card LeAnne, I love how you added those brads to the twill! WB!!

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  3. YEA your back! I missed you!
    I love seeing granddaughter pictures, and your card is wonderful. Did you use chalk or ink for the leaves? It is beautiful.
    Welcome Home Hugs,
    Linda

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  4. How can anyone get tired of seeing a beautiful baby...and one on the fast track for Hollywood at that? Hahaha!! She's adorable! And you card is lovely. Sorry for your family's loss.

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  5. Adorable picture of your new little bundle of joy! Please keep those coming right along with your spectacular cards. :) Have a wonderful week.

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  6. Welcome back LeAnne! Sorry you needed a sympathy card - but it is beautiful! I love seeing your pics so don't stop posting them!!

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  7. It is great to see you back! I've missed you!! Oh what a sweetie your granddaughter is!! I love those sunglasses. LOL!!
    Your card is lovely, love the fall spomgng. Sorry for the loss in your family.
    Lesley :)

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  8. LeAnne! You're BACK! I was zipping down through my google reader and spotted this awesome card and thought I better stop and comment about the fabulous ribbon treatment and...it was YOURS!!! Love it and may just have to copy this idea. And btw...I am not the least bit tired of seeing photos and hearing all about your precious granddaughter. She's a DOLL! ♥ Smiles, Pam :)

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  9. LeAnne - welcome back to blogging. Both posts are beautiful AND works of art!

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  10. Welcome Back!! Beautiful card... Your grand baby is so cute.. Show her off!! Sorry for your family loss :(

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  11. Um, yeah!!! How COULD you get anything done with that kind of cuteness afoot! {!} THAT BABY = keeper! {Ya THINK!?!}

    Meanwhile, what would S/U do without that set!?! It's still timeless! Love this card - so soothing and serene! {Mojo = still got it!} Yipeeee! Glad to see you back in the blogland!

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  12. Love the sunglasses :) Lovely card, you could enter it in Susan's One Layer tree challenge?

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  13. What a SWEET darling baby!!! Card is so pretty too...love the fall colors! :)

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  14. I love your card, but I must admite, pictures of the baby is the best! It is amazing how mych disruption a bay in your life causes for the rest of your life!

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  15. We could never get tired of baby pictures!!

    Sorry about your family member - the card you made is beautiful - I know the family will appreciate it.

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  16. LeAnne - sorry to hear about the passing of your family member and will keep you all in our prayers. Glad you are back and I don't think we will need to wait long on you getting back on the saddle because from looking at this card, it doesn't appear you got off.

    Keep the pictures of your granddaugher coming - she is adorable.

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  17. Beautiful card...beautiful granddaughter! Welcome back!

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  18. Such a simply beautiful card. I love your coloring technique and am sorry you had to apply it for such a sad occasion; however, Alas, as much I love your work, it does not compare to the beauty of your granddaughter. She is PURE perfection. Don't be modest and keep posting those beautiful pictures of her! That is what life is truly about. Share your joy of her with all. We love it!

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  19. This is such a beautiful card. I love the simplicity and coloring of it but am sorry you had to use it for such a sad occasion. Even though it is lovely it doesn't even compare to the PURE beauty of your granddaughter. She is pure PERFECTION! Keep posting those pictures of your beautiful granddaughter. We love it! She is what life is really all about.

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  20. Gorgeous card LeAnne! Welcome back! Love the pics of your beautiful new granddaughter!

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  21. A beautiful card, love the colours! And your granddaughter is adorable.

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  22. Hi, love your card, amazing how trees make perfect sympathy cards! I'm sorry for your loss.

    Your Granddaughter is very beautiful, especially in her sunglasses:D xx

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  23. Welcome back LeAnne! You came back with all cylinders firing because this is a fantastic card. Absolutely stunning--love the sponging and water coloring. Keep the pics coming--your grandbaby is beautiful! So sorry to hear of the loss in your family. Take care.
    Nance

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  24. Beautiful card, beautiful granddaughter!
    Chrissie

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  25. TIRED of baby pictures??? HECK no! Cassidy is the sweetest baby EVER with the sweetest Grammy ever! :)

    Beautiful card, LeAnne! Your mojo is right in front of you!

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  26. Don't ever stop sharing pictures of this precious baby! I LOVE seeing into the lives of my "blog friends"---she's darlin'---that's the Southern way to say it! :0

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  27. LeAnne, you can post as many pics of her as you like! :-)
    I love this card. your sponging mixed with the watercoloring makes for a fabulous card. I love the twill and the two brads. Sympathy cards are always so hard, especially when you NEED to make them....
    hugs
    jaydee

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