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:
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.
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:
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!!!)
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!
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
Looks beautiful, the card and the view!!
Welcome back!! Your card is great as always! I'm glad you had a nice vacation too! :-)
This is one beautiful card - I think you were inspired by that beautiful view! Looks like a great trip!
Your card is gorgeous. Love the layers and textures. Glad you had a good vacation.
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!
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!
WOW--what a beautiful card! Such lovely embellishments!
Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!!
Beautiful card LeAnne and thank for sharing photos from your trip. Now i want to go!
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.
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!
There's nothing simple about this card at all LeAnne - it's absolutely stunning! So many gorgeous details to look at - I love it!
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!
Welcome home! The card is beautiful but the view is breath taking. Oh to see that every morning.
Your card is beautiful - much like the view you had while vacationing! Welcome home - I've missed you :)
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!
Great card, fantastic view! Glad you had a good trip!
Lovely card and a great view - must have been a lovely holiday!! TFS.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Gorgeous, LeAnne. That lace is beautiful. You do vintage chic so beautifully
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