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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Every Leaf Speaks

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While checking out challenges yesterday, I came across the Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge!!  (Doesn’t that sound like all of us?!)  The theme was Fall, and the Kraft Journal’s challenge was to not use designer paper!  So I went to work with an easy, no-stamping card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Autumn Leaf

I’m not real keen on the layout of this card; I really wanted to use this Cuttlebug autumn embossing folder; and I really wanted to use this Crafty Secrets cotton scrap; and I really wanted to use these Lawn Fawn diecut leaves that my sweet friend Tracey gave me last year (all being hoarded, LOL!!!)…….and I just had trouble bringing it all together!  But, at any rate, here it is!  It is a bit larger than usual….4 1/2 x 6 1/2 on a More Mustard card base with a Cajun Craze mat and a Crumb Cake embossed layer.  Maybe  it would have been better in landscape.  I do love the saying on the cotton scrap, though, and the colors are so pretty:

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This also qualifies for the City Crafter Challenge this week, which is leaves!  The Crafty Secrets blog has a Linky Party for October, so I am going to enter this in that challenge as well!  Thanks for visiting today!

Speaking of leaves and fall, I found some inexpensive foam craft kits at a yardsale on Saturday, and Cassidy made short work of them.   First was an owl, and once she realized she could follow the picture on the packaging as a guide, she went to work:

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Then she insisted on doing the tree with the sparkly leaves too:

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Did you ever see such a happy crafter?  And thank goodness for peel ‘n stick foam, LOL!  NO GLUE MESS!

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Enjoy your day!

26 comments:

doc-ie said...

I think your card is "pirt near purfeck". The color palette is beautiful - I love what the touch of blue does for these traditional fall colors!! You realize you're training a crafting addict don't you?! The look of pride and excitement on Cassidy's face is priceless.

Lisa said...

Wow LeAnne that cotton scrap is beautiful, love the colors! This is a wonderful fall card. Cassidy's projects look SUPER for a little crafty girl with a cast!! Today's the day right...hope the cast comes off and stays off ;)

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful saying....love the card! And Cassidy did great! No glue is key!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Spectacular! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Oh, this is lovely, LeAnne. I adore how you pulled out the colors from the beautiful cloth with its sentiment. The EF is perfec with the leaves. And, Cassidy's creations are awesome, too!

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful card and embossing, and that little sweetie's project is as darling as her! Thanks for joinig us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Stella said...

Your take on our theme is gorgeous and I love the embossed background too. Thank you so much for participating in our challenge at CCCB!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I love all the layers and the embossing folder you used. Those leaves are a wonderful addition as well. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Patricia said...

Wow! I love your card and think the layout is great! What a wonderful scrap piece you had! All your components came together into a beautiful card as near as I can see! And it looked like Cassidy was having a gret time along with you. Her projects turned out splendidly!

Bonnie said...

I think this all came together beautifully! I love that fabric piece and the leaves are gorgeous! I'll have to look for that EF. It's a beauty! I'll have to look for some of those foam kits too. Jack and Emmy would have a ball with them!

Ros Crawford said...

Your put all those things you've hoarded together beautifully ... It's a lovely card! And what a talent your little granddaughter has! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!!

Christy Butters said...

Beautifully embossed. Thanks for sharing your fall project with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

stampwithsandy said...

This is beautiful, LeAnne! I think it came together perfectly. Love that piece of canvas.

Sid said...

Leanne, I am just loving your card !! I have become your latest blog follower too !

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is so very pretty! I love the Autumn Cotton scraps, and I love the way you've used them here. You really should link this up at Crafty Secrets OCtober Linky party, too so you can get the free digital download. It fits in perfectly with our theme this month. YOu used such beautiful colors here! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

laurie said...

This is just gorgeous! Wow.

And Cassidys creations are so fun for fall!

Pammejo said...

Love the embossed fall card and the sentiment fabric piece is amazing...love, love, love... Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Sleepy Stamper said...

Great card! The embossing was a perfect way to omit the patterned paper. That is quite an adorable little crafter you have there as well. Her owl came out beautiful! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Kraft Journal.
Anitra

Sheila Rumney said...

Simply stunning card! Thanks for joining the Crafty Secrets Linky Party this month.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Leanne your card looks stunning! The colors are perfect and I love the texture of the cotton with the embossing.

Thanks for sharing and joining our October Linky Party.
Sandy

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

So glad you linked this beauty up at our Crafty Secrets Linky party! I just love it! Sandy featured it on the "big blog" today, too!

Melody Clement said...

I love the colors you chose for this fall creation! Thanks for linking up to the Crafty Secrets Linky Party!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hi there LeAnne! My goodness but it has been ages since I've come to visit your blog (my bad!) but I'm happy to be here today and this card is FABULOUS! LOVE the pinked edges on the cotton scraps and it's just perfect with the embossed background! FABULOUS design!
LOVED the photos of Cassidy ... she did such a great job on her projects and do I see a cast on that little arm ... poor baby! But, it sure doesn't seem to be stopping her from being crafty! Chip off the ole block!
Thanks so much for playing along in our October Linky Party at Crafty Secrets! Good Luck!!

Darlene
Crafty Secrets DT
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Diane said...

Beautifully done, gorgeous card!!! Your little crafter is as sweet as can be...and she made an awesome project as well, I love seeing the little ones get interested in papercrafting!! Thank you for joining us for our "Crafty Secrets October linky party"!!
Diane CS DT

Donna Idlet said...

Love your fall card, love the embossed background. Your little girls card is beautiful too. Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

Gloria Stengel said...

I love that cotton scrap from CS! And the background! The photos of your crafty cutie made my day! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!