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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Paper Players 98 – Summertime

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Hi everyone!  I hope you are having a great weekend!  Sunday means Paper Players, and Jaydee has come up with a summer-themed challenge for us all today:

You can choose the colors or anything that reminds you of summer!  Last week here in Pennsylvania, it was almost 90 degrees, so it wasn’t hard to imagine summer at all…..yesterday when I did my card, it was decidedly chillier!  But as I was clearing shelves of retired stamps to make way for new ones, I came across a cute retired set and it was perfect for my summer-time card!  Isn’t that always the way when new things are on their way---you find old ones that are just as appealing!  Do you remember Crab & Company?  It was a great reminder of summers spent at the Delaware shore:

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Although I am pretty sure I have never seen a green crayfish!!  I used the JUGS sketch 139 as well as the Just Add Ink summery inspiration challenge 120 :

I watercolored my little images with some of the inspiration colors, added some glitter and punched them out in different sized squares, then mounted them on a piece of Comfort Cafe DP:

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The smaller ones were popped up with dimensionals, too.  It’s difficult to see in the photo, but the card base has been embossed with the Stripes embossing folder to replicate the beaded boards of the photo, but it’s not hard to see that cute little sandcastle punched border:

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I can smell the salt air right now!  I stamped a sentiment from Heard from the Heart and added a linen thread embellishment, and my card is done!  I hope that you are inspired to create a summery project…how about a scrapbook page or a 3D item?  It doesn’t have to be a card!  Share it with us over at the Paper Players blog and check out what the other designers created as well!  Thanks for visiting today!

And here’s a fun little photo, just to nail home the fact that my little angelic granddaughter loves to play in the water….no matter where it happens to be:

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Yes, her hand is wet……very wet!!!   Sometimes she is just too fast for grammy!

40 comments:

Kara said...

this card is totally adorable! love the die cut strip along the bottom with the sentiment stamped onto it! great design, LeAnn!!

Lynn said...

Too funny about your granddaughter...what a sweet photo!

I adore your card...the die on it is absolutely fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Just Us Girls!

Dana said...

Love the card especially the border punch. Little ones sure can get into things...lol TFS
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Kim S said...

This is just so full of fun little touches! I love your use of the sketch by adding the little boxes. The strip of sand castles is perfect! And those little sea creatures!! I love the jaunty little antenna!

Doris D. said...

Your card is stunning. I love the strip on the bottom. And that is so funny with your granddaughter. I can relate!

Julie E said...

Love this!!! That border is too fun and the stamps are super cute too. I can never part with any of the retired stuff :>)

/p said...

Love the die cut. Where did you find that?

Linda Callahan said...

I do remember Crab & Co.! And I love the punched out border - beautiful beach card! Looks like you have a beach baby on your hands :)

justkeepingbusy said...

OMG!!! I absolutely love this card!! Now I have to get that punch, it is awesome. Great card. Thank you for sharing!!

veronica said...

love that sandcastle punch? i have never seen it before. it is very cool!

Queen Mary said...

I have that beach punch! I have it! I don't think I have Crab & Company, but I know I have some others! This card is so great because it's so cool!

And I am so going to miss this kid when she goes to school! I see more of her than I do of my goddaughter who lives here (of course) and looks just like your granddaughter! But I have a great idea -- while she's interested, getting her cleaning the toilets! Rest for you!

Linda said...

Well that is the cleanest toilet I have ever seen. It looks so shiny and brand new. No wonder she wants to play in it. LOL
Your card is so amazing! I love every thing. Those images are perfect and that punch is great. LOVE love love it!

lisa808 said...

Cute card! And, yes, I can smell the salt air too! Love the border punch (I have it too).

Vicki Dutcher said...

How cute is that die with the beach items! Great job with the sketch - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Lesley said...

Oh no! Cassidy's face just makes me giggle! Poor grammy! Love that you used this retired set, I am cleaning out my stash too and found my sailboat again...you are right, it is amazing what happens when you find the retired sets. By the way, that crayfish might be seasick...could be? To explain the "green"...hehehe.
LC

Anne Marie Hile said...

Looks like Cassidy has a water-themed vacation on her mind, too. Lol!! Her little sneaky smile cracks me up! Love, love, LOVE your card, LeAnne! The shading on those cute little sea critters is fantastic and tat punch is adorable. I think I need to buy one of those myself. So cute! It's already 90 here today, so your card makes me want to go to the coast even more! Have a great day, my friend! Hugs! :)

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh LeAnne - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! I have that SU set and love it so much. The off white and kraft are beautifully "sandy" as is the twine. love the DP and i LOVE taht diecut. Gonna run out and get it! Fabulous card!

Marisa said...

Your card is totally adorable!! Love the images and punched out sandcastle border. Fabulous use of the sketch! Gotta love kids :)

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Thank goodness that toilet was clean, right? :-)

Back to your card - I love it, LeAnne! So evocative of the shore and all the detail you added is incredible - the twine, the stripes, the border. Everything is perfect!

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

This is such a cute card LeAnne!!!
Everything about it is just perfect! The colouring, the dsp with twine the gorgeous punched beach scene, embossing. Well as I said EVERYTHING!
I absolutely love it! Brilliant card!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable, LeAnne! The little images are too cute...and I love the sandcastle border! That Cassidy! What a hoot!

Jennifer said...

LeAnne, once again you've created a lovely card. I just love the sand toy border punch and have consider getting it but just couldn't figure out how it would actually look. You've really presented it beautifully! Love this fun card!

And what a joy Cassidy is! You'll have so many charming stories of her to fill memory books as she grows up. She's so fun!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Hannelie said...

Gorgeous! And yes... that border die!!!

Jenny said...

Oh my the sandcastle border is just so cute and perfect for this challenge too :0)
Jenny x

Kim Evans said...

Bwahahaha!!!
and hahaha!!!
That is so funny!!! Gotta move faster, Grammy!! :)

Bonnie said...

These are the cutest images and this card screams SUMMER! Love the cute stamps and the pretty colors. How do you find time to stamp with a little one around?

Christine Blain said...

LeAnne, I love your card - such fun! Great colours, use of stamps and embellishments, and that punched border is adorable. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week!

Christina said...

Ack! This is so stinkin' cute! LOVE!

Nance Leedy said...

Ewwwww! Cassidy! LOL, they sure do keep us on our toes don't they?! Love this card LeAnne. Love the different sized boxes like the inspiration photo, the beachy colors...even the green crayfish, though I wouldn't want to eat him! It's perfect in every way!

Patrice said...

What a great card LeAnne, love those cute little images and that sand castle die is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

OMGosh I giggled looking at that smiling face and little wet hand. Ewww. Poor Grammy.

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, how clever and adorable is that punched border!!!! Your card is just plain CUTE!

Mae Collins said...

What a lovely card, picking up some summer colours...great to see on this cold, wet day in Tassie! Thanks for joining in with the Just Add Ink challenge.

Lisa said...

Super cute card LeAnne,I LOVE the double layered border punch! And little Cassidy...ACK!!!

dpkennedy said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love this!

Jo said...

LeAnne, this is so adorably cute. I love the sandcastle edge punch! Thanks for joining us at JAI this week.

H2 :) said...

Incredibly cute LeAnne. Love the little sea critters with their sprinkling of glitter. The shadowed border punching looks fabulous. :)

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Cutest Card I have every seen with this stamp set!! Heart It!

Hugs
Shirley

Andrea M said...

Gorgeous pic of your granddaughter!
What a pretty card! Love the use of the border die! Awesome work LeAnne! Thanks for playing along with JUGS!

Lisa Kind said...

I love this card LeAnne! The colors are so pretty and that border punch with the shadow behind it looks fabulous! So fun! And your granddaughter must be a handful at this age! So cute!

Anonymous said...

ohmygosh I absolutely love this card!!! I am a beach lover and this is the cutest beach card I've seen in a long long time!!
Sherri aka sherristampsalot on Splitcoast