Sunday, August 17, 2014

Paper Players 209


Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday---it’s time for another Paper Players challenge, and I am the hostess today!  Today, August 17, is a very special day—it’s Cassidy’s fourth birthday!  So in honor of her, my challenge is a clean and simple child’s birthday card:


Isn’t that graphic awesome?!  Thanks, Nance, for such a fun one to inspire us!  I chose to make a one-layer card using a retired image from Turtle & Company:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 209 Turtle & Company Stampin Up Birthday

I know that children don’t really care too much about their cards, unless they’re older kids and then they only care about what’s inside their cards!   So, the simpler, the better!  I stamped Mr. Turtle in Stazon black ink and colored him with various markers….quick and easy! 


I did add some googly eyes from the Halloween kit that was in last year’s holiday mini… just adds a little whimsy to the card; I finished it off with a sentiment from Four You!  And now, check out what the others created with my challenge:

And we hope you’ll play along too!  You can find all the details as well as the samples at the Paper Players blog!

Here’s a little walk down memory lane:

My favorite newborn picture:


One year:


Two years:


Three years:


Four years:


And my daughter found this picture of the two of us, one of my favorites, taken when she was three months old:

Me and Dana 83

Thanks for indulging me!


  1. Adorable! Happy Birthday Cassidy. It has been fun seeing you grow up:)

  2. Ditto to Judi's comments. Being a Gramma is the best. Our granddaughter was 3 last month. These are such precious times!

  3. Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I've SO MUCH enjoyed watching Cassidy grow with your daily photos! Happy 4th Birthday Cassidy - I hope you enjoy the adorable card your grandmother made for you with the googlie eyes :) Enjoy the cake and ice cream and presents :)

  4. Happy Birthday Cassidy! And congrats I creating a simply adorable card. I love the stack of presents on his back, LeAnne!

  5. Happy Birthday wishes to Cassidy! Hers is one birthday I won't forget because we share it. It's been a joy seeing her grow as well as Gramma's wonderful creations. Hope her celebration is filled with loving memories.

  6. Aaaw, the turtle with the googly eyes is so cute! And so are the pictures!

  7. Love the card and those googly eyes.
    Happy 4th Birthday Cassidy. They grow up way too fast.

  8. Wishing Miss Cassidy a FABULOUS, FOURTH birthday! I must admit, I cried when I looked at these beautiful photos of you both! Why do they grow up so quickly!?! I know you cherish every memory with her! Your little turtle is adorable! Love the eyes and the colorful gifts! Have a very special day with your darling GRAND! XX

  9. Happy Birthday Cassidy!I hope you have a great day!

    I love those google eyes on the turtle, that was a FUN idea.

    The pics are so sweet, and they sure grow up way too fast!

  10. Happy Birthday to Cassidy. I have enjoyed watching her grow up but she is growing to fast. Next year she will be going to school and Grandma won't have as many opportunity for pictures. We will look forward to the year to come. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  11. CAS perfection! Your one layer card with the cute turtle is fantastic. The googly eyes are a fun detail.

    Cassidy is lovely! It really is amazing how fast they grow up. I hope she has a wonderful birthday!

  12. What a super cute card! I love that turtle! Happy birthday to Cassidy, and thanks for a great challenge!

  13. Well, there's no doubt that Cassidy is all the cute pix of her! Oh, and the card is pretty dang cute, too!

  14. Darling card and love the addition of googly eyes :) Wonderful picture medley of Cassidy as she has grown!

  15. Everything is adorable, card & all the pictures! It's been fun watching Cassidy grow and I can't believe she's 4!

  16. YAY the happiest of birthday wishes and blessings to Cassidy!! SUCH cute photos LeAnne and a cute card too! TFS ;)

  17. Great pictures! Such a Nice walk down "Memory Lane" :) wow
    And what a lovely card!!! Love it :)

  18. Happy Birthday Cassidy! Thanks grandma for sharing her growing up. Your family is truly blessed. And I'm sure she'll treasure that card!

  19. Gosh it doesn't seem like Cassidy is 4 years old. I wish her a very happy birthday.
    Love your cute card, especially the wiggle eyes on the turtle.

  20. What an awesome recap of Cassidy's growth. Aren't grandchildren wonderful! Love the pictures that you share! And I love the card you created!

  21. Cassidy is simply adorable at any age. Happy Birthday wishes. And your card is adorable too. This little turtle just rocks. Thanks for sharing!

  22. What a fun card! Love that little turtle! And those photos are fantastic!

  23. Oh I missed these wonderful pictures of Cassidy. It's so fun to see how she has grown and changed. I love the picture of you and Dana. Precious memories.
    Your card is adorable - love the googly eyes.

  24. What a cute birthday card - the googly eyes really are the perfect finishing touch! The photos of Cassidy are so beautiful - it's amazing how quick they grow and change! I hope she had the best 4th birthday ever! xx

  25. 4 years old!
    I enjoyed all of the photos. I am a new Grandma myself - you just want to suspend all time while you enjoy those little ones. But seeing your photo of you and your daughter as an infant reminds me that we would miss too much if time stood still.

  26. Awww, thanks so much for sharing the photos of Cassidy with us, LeAnne! What a sweetie. A belated happy birthday to her, too! Love that cute little turtle and the inspiration your challenge has provided!

  27. LeAnne, this is a perfect card to celebrate Cassidy's 4th birthday. I love the photo show of her every year, too. She is absolutely adorable! I hope you all had a wonderful celebrating day.

  28. Your wee, googly eyed turtle is so cute, LeAnne. Such a sweet card for your adorable granddaughter. Happy Birthday Cassidy!


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