Sunday, September 18, 2011

Triple Paper Players 64


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Well, fall is in the air here in PA!   The Paper Players challenge today is from our lovely Ann, and she has challenged us to use a plant or an animal on our CAS creation today!


Lesley also has a new challenge blog  called Freshly Made Sketches.  The sketches are not necessarily clean and simple, but they do need to be “clean”…no distressing or ruffles & frills!  Here is the sketch for this week:


I needed a thank you card, so I pulled out some Spice Cake paper in a color I don’t normally use and challenged myself!  Here we go:


The image is from Array of Sunshine (hostess set) and the background is a retired jumbo wheel.  The sentiment, stamped on a tag punched from the Jewelry Tag punch, is from Easy Events.  I liked this sketch SO much, I made another:


This uses French Foliage with a bow made from the new Quilted Cherry Cobbler ribbon and a glimmer brad:


and the leaf is heat embossed on Vellum cardstock:


This card is also for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week, which is a fall theme.

And finally, a third (I was on a roll):


I was originally going to use Trendy Trees for my focal image, but I already had Easy Events sitting on my desk and I liked it with the combination of trees from Funky Forest, so I just watered colored the image in the same Old Olive.  I didn’t put the little element on the horizontal panel as in the sketch, but I am hoping the little heart counts!  I am not going to list all my ingredients, so if you have a question, please feel free to email me!


Thanks for visiting today!  I hope you have a chance to play with the Paper Players this week, and you may even have your card be featured on our blog!  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

I had the pleasure of going to a local fair with my friend Cathy on Friday—it was a beautiful chilly day, perfect for looking at cows, sheep and pumpkins!





This is Cassidy at last year’s fair!  How she’s changed!


Have a blessed day!


  1. Wowwwie, SUCH beautiful cards, LeAnne!!

  2. What wonderful cards, LeAnne! Your Spice Cake card is so pretty and serene, while the Trendy Trees card is adorable. However, the gorgeous fall leaf card, with the rich colors and elegant bow, steals the show!

  3. All three cards are gorgeous! That really is a fun sketch! Great work, LeAnne! And your little pumpkin has grown way too fast! She seems like such a happy, precious girl!!! Hug her for a granny wanna be, okay?

  4. Great cards Love them and what a difference a year can make.

  5. Such beautiful cards, LeAnne! You're a triple threat! :) Love the first card, especially as I'm partial to anything Spice Cake lately. I'm so partial to it that I can't even bring myself to open my pack yet. :)

  6. You had the best "pumpkin" of the bunch!! Cassidy. Is she healthy now? How did you make the window and get the punches to line up perfectly?

  7. All three cards are fabulous, but the first is my favorite. I love the green in this paper and you've paired it perfectly with the brown. The white on white layer is pretty great too!

    You, by far, have the cutest little 'pumpkin' around. My how she's grown.

  8. oh my I love these!! I really could use some inspiration and shove to stamp again! HELP! I think I should just pick stuff out of the mini and go for it. Wish I hadn't left my stamping friends behind when I moved! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas :)

    BTW love the pictures of Cassidy

  9. First of Cassidy's little is super cute! Your cards are all gorgeous but my favourite is the PP one! Love the muted colours and that Array stamp set! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches too LeAnne!

  10. LeAnne, I just love your challenge card and how you created additional cards from the great layout. The colors are perfect for fall and the little knot around the leaf is a perfect detail. Your "little pumpkin" is growing into a beautiful little girl. Ah, those eyes!

  11. LeAnne, all three cards are truly beautiful! I love the pattern paper on the first and the bold leaf on the second!
    Beautiful pictures!

  12. Whoa, LeAnne! Not one...not two...but three fabulous cards! Guess what? I love them all! That sketch really is wonderful and I love how you showed the versatility with three completely different cards. That leaf embossed on vellum...*swoon*...I LURVE it!! Look at that sweet little pumpkin, too! Eeek!!! She's a cutie!

    Ps: thanks for playing at HSS this week too! Big hugs! :)

  13. Wow you sure were on a roll - I have 15 thank you cards left to go on my 120 card projects for the library - think I will CASE one or two of these - thank you so much! Beautiful fall cards!

  14. Wow! Three cards and all of them are gorgeous! I love them all, but the first is my favorite. I think Spice Cake is the best DSP! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  15. OH my goodness you were a bizzy bee! Gorgeous cards one and all. You really rocked the FS sketch! My favorite is the Cherry Cobbler leaf card--embossed on vellum, be still my heart! Gorgeous!

  16. Wow they are all Perfect. The heat embossed leaf is so cool, I wish I could see it in person.


  17. Very pretty! You're inspiring me to break out my quilted ribbon. The embossing on vellum is such a terrific idea with the leaves! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  18. Look at you making three cards out of one layout! All three are fabulous! I love them all. Cute hat on Cassidy, Tate had one like that when he was a baby. Love it!

  19. Great cards and what a super idea to show how you can get 2 different looks from the same set using the same layout. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!


  20. I love this card so much LeAnne! That leaf is so delicate looking... the perfect touch! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

  21. OMGoodness .... FABULOUS cards, every single one of them, great styling and perfect colouring!!!
    But the fave would have to be .... the gorgeous little pumpkin munchkin!

  22. You were on a roll is right! All three are just as cute as cute can be and how about that lil' pumpkin, she's the cutest of them all! *smile* It was a treat today to view all your talents! TFS

  23. Awww what cute photos! Love the first card. You are so talented. Wish we had got to talk a bit when we ran into each other in the hall at little america! barb

  24. I love your card, you made a beautiful project. All of your cards were SO pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at HSS this week!

  25. All of these cards are knock-outs! Beautiful! Love the simplicity of the first two and the third is just a fun card with the pops of color. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.


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