Sunday, March 3, 2013

Paper Players 135

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Hi everyone!  I am back from my blogging vacation, hosting the Paper Players this week with a theme challenge:  “In Stitches”!

You can use anything sewing or stitched-related on your creation, or even something funny that keeps you in stitches! 

I am struggling to be creative after such a long time away from stamping, so I went fairly simple for my card, using the square Mojo Monday sketch for this week:

And here we go:

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I used some fun new products on my card as well as some old favorites!  The First Edition paper was sewn to a square of Basic Black cardstock for starters, after stamping some images from Nature Walk in Baja Breeze.  The horizontal banners consist of a piece of vellum, stamped with the Linen background stamp (ret) in Whisper White and embossed with the stitching line from the Borders Scoring Plate, and a piece of lace from the Artisan Embellishment Kit. 

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The butterfly was punched from our new Canvas Creations with the Elegant Butterfly punch, mounted on a piece of Tea for Two designer paper.  I ironed some interfacing on to the back of the fabric to give it a bit of stability.  I added a flower from the Artisan Embellishment pack as well, and a pair of Itty Bitty Banners with a sentiment from Puns from the Past (ret).  And can you see the “antennae” on the butterfly….also some stitching!!!  Fun!  And since I used some vellum, this also qualifies for the Little Red Wagon challenge this week too!

I hope you’ll play along with my challenge this week.  You can find all the details, as well as the other designers’ samples, at the Paper Players blog!  See you there!

I don’t have any pictures of Cassidy to share with you, since I was away, but here’s a little peek of what I saw from my patio window each morning:

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You might be able to tell from my wild hairdo that it was quite windy….in Puerto Rico!  We had a lovely time but I am glad to be home, even if the temps are not in the 80s here in Pennsylvania!  (This was pre-sunburn!  And my nose is peeling now, LOL!!!)

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26 comments:

  1. This is so, so gorgeous my friend. I LOVE it. It's one of my favorites of yours for sure! I'm glad you had a good trip!

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  2. We're so glad to have you back home!! I missed your blogs last week, but am glad to see that you were certainly in a beautiful place. I'm still jealous :) The card is lovely! Looks like your creativity got re-charged while you were away! Welcome home xoxo

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  3. Looks beautiful, the card and the view!!

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  4. Welcome back!! Your card is great as always! I'm glad you had a nice vacation too! :-)

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  5. This is one beautiful card - I think you were inspired by that beautiful view! Looks like a great trip!

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  6. Your card is gorgeous. Love the layers and textures. Glad you had a good vacation.

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  7. LeAnne!
    What a pretty card! I love the soft color palette and I'm crushing on that canvas butterfly!
    Looks like you had a blast in PR: I'm jealous!

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  8. Leanne, thanks for a fun challenge and what a beautiful creation you made for it! The butterfly is brilliant, and all the other embellishments make this card super fab!

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  9. WOW--what a beautiful card! Such lovely embellishments!
    Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!

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  10. Beautiful card LeAnne and thank for sharing photos from your trip. Now i want to go!

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  11. Welcome back - you view looks lovely. Hope you had a wonderful time. We are still in Hawaii.
    Wow this card is stunning. As you already know I love blue and white together and the lace and flower on this is gorgeous. It gives is a vintage feel. I'm missing being able to do these Mojo sketches, but am so glad to see your masterpiece.

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  12. This is such a beautiful card with so many gorgeous details! I love the canvas butterly especially with the stitched antennae and the pop of black in the border sets it all off! Thanks for sharing your amazing views--glad you're back!

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  13. There's nothing simple about this card at all LeAnne - it's absolutely stunning! So many gorgeous details to look at - I love it!

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  14. Gorgeous card! I love all the texture!

    Wow, beautiful view! Glad to hear you had some R&R - we were away too! We were not in a hot spot though, we were skiing in the Canadian Rockies, lots of snow and good times!
    Cheers,
    Shanna :)

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  15. Welcome home! The card is beautiful but the view is breath taking. Oh to see that every morning.

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  16. Your card is beautiful - much like the view you had while vacationing! Welcome home - I've missed you :)

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  17. It's so good to have you back! Thanks for the fun challenge this week. I love your card! I love the colors and the peek of lace. Welcome home!

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  18. Great card, fantastic view! Glad you had a good trip!

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  19. Lovely card and a great view - must have been a lovely holiday!! TFS.

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  20. GAH! Your creation is fabulous, LeAnne! I love all the beautiful details and vintage touches. I especially love the fabric butterfly with the stitching!! I'm so jealous you got to go to PR! Looks so beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful time!

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  21. This card isn't simple, LeAnne. It's gorgeous and very fancy! Love that lace and the sweet butterfly! Looks like you had a fantastic vacation! How nice! But I'm glad you're back. I'll bet Cassidy and her Mommy are really glad you're back too.

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  22. love the gorgeousness of your card, LeAnne! amazing texture! and what a fun and relaxing trip it looks like you had...i must admit, a little jealous:) thanks for the stitching challenge, dearie!

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  23. Gorgeous as always! I love the First Edition Paper, thanks for reminding me that I have it! LOL! Looks like you had a very nice and well deserved vacation too!

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  24. Absolutely filled with delicious vintage and shabby touches...your card is right up my alley! Fabulous as always, LeAnne! I'm glad you enjoyed your well-deserved trip!

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  25. Gorgeous, LeAnne. That lace is beautiful. You do vintage chic so beautifully
    hugs
    jaydee

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