Sunday, July 5, 2015

Paper Players 252

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I trust you had a safe & fun holiday yesterday!  Ann is our hostess for this week’s Paper Players challenge, and she’s chose a theme of “The Great Outdoors”!  Wow, there are so many possibilities for this one!
My friend Martha gave me a little stamp set from Recollections featuring some beachy images, and it was sitting on my desk, so I thought that would be a fun way to interpret this challenge, since I love going to the beach!  I just received my latest Paper Pumpkin kit, too, so I used some elements from it to make my card!  The card itself is from the kit, and it has a strange shape, so it was a bit tricky to photograph:
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 252 Seascapes Paper Pumpkin
It has a pointy end, so it doesn’t stand up straight!  It also comes with its own envelope and liner….very cool!  I punched out some of the banner stickers and adhered them to the side, along with a little wooden one….it’s next to the sand dollar.  I will caution you, that the wood is very thin and the point broke off, but I was able to adhere it back together.  Just a heads up!  I stamped my images in complementary colors and diecut them with a Lil Inkers Stitched Circle die, then added some speckles (Gorgeous Grunge), sequins and a sentiment from Fabulous Four stamped sideways along the edge:
Another birthday card for my stash….and I know just the person who’ll be receiving this one!  I hope you’ll play with our Great Outdoors challenge too!  Check out what the designers came up with….a great variety this week!
And speaking of the great outdoors, I don’t have any Cassidy pictures today, but I do have some nature pictures!  John was mowing on Friday and caught a glimpse of this little bird in the grass!  He picked it up and I was able to get some photos…I was quite intrigued by his markings; I had never seen a bird with a yellow band on the bottom of its tail like this one:
After some research, I found out it was a baby cedar waxwing!  What a wonderful surprise!  I had seen an adult last month, but I did not expect them to hang around and have a nest!  He was pretty content to sit in my hand, but when I put him down on the ground, he took cover in my salvia.  Hope he found his momma!
Enjoy your day!


lisa808 said...

Fun card and darling little bird.

Linda Callahan said...

This is adorable! I loved that PP kit too!

Nance Leedy said...

What a great way to use your Paper Pumpkin supplies! These little beach images are adorable and that itty bitty stitched circle is too cute. Great card, LeAnne! Thank goodness John spotted this little guy--what a beauty! Kudos to you for taking such good care of him!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is such a FUN card! I love it! The beachy images make me smile! The shape of the card is just perfect! The triangles, wooden element, twine and sequins add so much detail! Just perfect, My Friend! Your little visitor is beautiful How exciting to capture this moment! XX

Jaydee said...

Wow.... a baby cedar waxwing. Hopefully Mommy found him and continued to feed him. We havent seen any around here.

I love your card - all of the elements remind me of the summers outdoors. Love the shape, too!


laurie said...

This card just shouts summer FUN! I love the images you chose, great design LeAnne!

Lisa said...

Love this cute beachy card LeAnne! What a sweet little bird. I'm with you, hope momma comes looking of him!

stampwithamyk said...

That's an awesome card! I love the little die cut circles with the beach images. Perfect with the banner card. :)

stampwithsandy said...

What a great beachy card, LeAnne! Those stamps were just perfect for this challenge. Thanks for sharing the photos of your cool feathered friend, too. I don't think I've ever seen a Cedar Waxwing in my area either. I hope the little guy does OK, and good thing you guys spotted him!

Joanne James said...

This is a super fun summer card - reminds me I am going on my beach holiday in just a few short weeks - wahoo! Those little images are super cute and I love the layout you used with the triangles too. Very clever!