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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Paper Players 131

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Happy Sunday, everyone!  Are you ready to watch some football?  I will forego the SB for my beloved Downton Abbey…..although we are so close to Baltimore, I am sure I will be cheering on the Ravens at some point during the day! 

Nance is our hostess for the Paper Players today, and she wants us to make a sympathy card:

I had been playing around with some beautiful MME papers and they were still on my desk, so I paired them with a pretty Pink Paislee stamp set to make a soft, subtle sympathy card:

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I stamped the collage images in More Mustard and Sahara Sand, and the sentiment from Blessings From Heaven in Primrose Petals.  This also uses the CAS(E) This Sketch sketch #13 for this week:

Since I used this for yesterday’s card also, can you tell how much I love it?!!!   My final little embellishment is a flower I made from some crepe paper, you know, the kind that comes in a roll and you hang it for party decorations?  It was sitting a little bin at my local Habitat for Humanity thrift shop, so I snagged it, thinking I might find a use for it:

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I used two sizes of Blossom Nesties and smooshed it all around a brad from my stash.  Unfortunately, I DO need this card as our retired minister has passed away;  he served the Lord right up until the very end, and I know his family is rejoicing as he is now with Him in heaven!

I hope the others’ cards will inspire you to create something for our Sympathy challenge….you can see them all at the Paper Players blog!

 

We are working on potty training with a fairly good success rate!  Of course it helps if you are prepared for quick action:

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20 comments:

Linda said...

Such a pretty, serene card. Very peaceful. I'm sure his family will love it. The muted tones and soft colors were a good fit for the challenge.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Beautiful card. I have the hardest time with Sympathy cards and birthday cards for men so this is the perfect challenge.

stampwithsandy said...

You've got such a beautiful stash of papers, Leanne. Love the way you combined these. Very pretty but subtle enough for a sympathy card.

jengd said...

Would it be horrible of me to say your rock the sympathy cards? I've unfortunately (only because I'm sorry you've needed them) seen you make a bunch and they're always so fantastic- lovely and thoughtful but not syrupy. I swear. It's MEANT to be a compliment! :) Good luck with the potty training!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love the crepe paper flower. The serene colors and gorgeous images will bring comfort to your minister's family for sure.

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, LeAnne! Sorry you have to use it so soon!

*Vicki* said...

Oh so gorgeous LeAnne!! I love the softness of this and your take on the sketch! :) HUGS

Linda Callahan said...

Just beautifuL!

Ardyth said...

Love the beautiful soft colours - that flower is stunning! Thanks for playing along with this week's CAS(E) This Sketch!

Lisa Arana said...

so very pretty. great job incorporating the patterned paper and that flower is gorgeous! thanks so much for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Linda said...

Oh this cracked me up. Always ready to run. LOL
Your card is so beautiful. I really need to make some sympathy card. I love the sentiment. So perfect.
Hugs,
Linda

Pursuit of Stampiness - Calgary, Canada said...

Hi dear LeAnne..
Wow, you are a super grandma, going from potty training to creating one amazing and beautiful detailed card, to thinking of this family that just lost a loved one..
And then posting all of it on your blog. Thanks for sharing your little snippeds of life.. It always brings a smile on my face.

God bless, Pauline

Terry said...

So sorry to hear you need to make use of this card, but I'm sure it'll be of comfort. It's beautiful! Those papers and flower look amazing.

Hugs,

Terry

Bananastamper said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card! I LOVE your flower!!! Gorgeous!

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! The flower is stunning, as always!


Wish you all the best with the potty training mission!

Nance Leedy said...

Such a lovely card, LeAnne. Exactly what I had in mind for this challenge. I love the soft colors, that gorgeous flower and the sentiment is just perfect. I'm sorry that you needed to make use of it but know that it will bring comfort to the family. ((hugs))

jkcards said...

I love that you used some brighter colors! Very lovely card! :-)

Amy O said...

What a pretty card, LeAnne. The colors and the papers are so soft and comforting. And I love your flower!

Sharon said...

LeAnne, what a gorgeous card! TFS
i'm glad that i stopped by your blog to look at your creations. Very gorgeous.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Leanne, there is so much to love about this one! You always add the best details and this is so soft and pretty. That flower is gorgeous!