Sunday, September 19, 2010

Paper Players Sketch 16


Ah, I love a good sketch!  And I love Lesley’s Paper Players sketch today because it has THREE elements!!  I love threes!  And being a sketch, I can incorporate it into my weekly Christmas card!  So here’s the sketch:


and here’s the card:


I just love these little images from Every Little Bit; I stamped them in Stazon, then colored them with ink and a blender pen and mounted them on Baja Breeze square scallop that had been smooshed into my Versamark pad and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice EP.  Here’s a closer look:


I also die cut some little Christmas trees with the Merry Details diecut and did the same sparkly effect on them:


This just makes me smile!  The DP is from the Candy Cane Christmas  collection---such fun snowflakes on a Baja Breeze background---I love it!  Paired with Real Red and Wild Wasabi, it really makes for a happy Christmas card!

So skate on over to the Paper Players blog so you can see what the designers came up with and play along with us as well!  It’s been so fun from week to week, seeing what you created!

  • Stamps:  Merry Crittermas, Every Little Bit
  • Paper:  WW, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Candy Cane Christmas DP
  • Ink:  Stazon, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi, Versamark
  • Acc:  Iridescent Ice EP, Square Scallop Punch, Small & Large Oval Punches, Merry Details Diecut, Narrow Ribbon, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Nesties

My granddaughter had her one month checkup on Friday; before we went to the doctor’s I sat her up on our couch.  I told Pop-Pop to watch her while I got my camera. 


I know she’s not really “smiling” but she sure looks happy, doesn’t she?  Uh oh, then Pop-Pop sat down next to her:


She’s not too sure of him…..he hasn’t been around enough for her to get used to him……and then we got THIS look:


And then the tears came!!!  Pop-Pop is going to have to improve his babysitting skills!!! :D


  1. Cute card, love the embossing. Adorable photos of the baby and all her expressions! Love those buttons on her leggings:)

  2. Both the card and Cassie are adorable! Thanks for the close-up and 'splaining on the sparkly squares...I can't wait to try it! Love your card--as usual fantastic job!

  3. I love this cute card LeAnne! Great idea adding the sparkle to your scalloped squares with iridescent ice!! They are perfect!!

  4. PS: Little Cassidy is SO adorable!! Love that little face!

  5. Those baby pics are just so cute!!

    I love those little trees on your card-like the whole card-great Christmas card.

  6. She is just teaching Grandpop that he has to try harder. That is how the steal their hearts forever. LOL
    Wonderful card I love all the sparkle and the little images.

  7. How cute! Look at her little pout! I can see you love being a grandma and I'm so happy for you!

    Love your Christmas card also!

  8. {That tiny girl makes ME LAUGH AND SMILE! Adorable!}

    But back to your gorgeously festooned little crafty creation, here! Oh, that glitter work is making me giddy! I love it! FANTASTIC card - you make me want to get some serious craft ON! Thanks for the inspo, sweetest Granny/scrappy friend! Yipeeee!

  9. I love the trees by the sentiment on your Christmas card! OMG those pictures of your GD are awesome! That last picture is so adorable!! I bet her grandfather becomes one of her favorite people!

  10. Leanne, thank you for choosing my card as a Cut Above winner. Tried to leave a comment on the Paper Player's site, but those drop down comments don't seem to work for me. The baby's pictures are so precious. Really like the challenge this week and the job you did with it especially the sparkly.

  11. Cute card, LeAnne! To me, the perfect touches are those three little trees and the sparkly scalloped squares! And the pictures of Cassie are adorable!

  12. I love those colors for a Christmas card. Your sparkly scallop squares (and trees) are a great idea, thank you so much for sharing. And thank you for the pics of Cassidy, what a CUTE baby she is. Keep smiling. --Cheryl

  13. Ah, two winners, again! Love the card LeAnne and the pictures. I can hardly believe that it has been a month. I'll bet Dana realizes it has been a month when she gets up during the night LOL!

  14. Oh, how cute! LOVE the little cluster of trees by the sentiment oval!

  15. love love love your work LeAnne ~ always a pleasure to stop by and have a peek. Your granddaughter is beautiful ~ enjoy your day!

  16. love love love your work LeAnne ~ always a pleasure to stop by and have a peek. Your granddaughter is beautiful ~ enjoy your day!

  17. So fabulous, LeAnne, I LOVE those glittery trees! You never seem to run out of fresh ideas and beautiful designs.


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