Sunday, May 29, 2016

Paper Players 297 Tic-Tac-Toe with FMS238 and JAI313


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Another Paper Players challenge is upon us with Laurie as our hostess, and she's got a tic-tac-toe challenge!  Check it out:


I don't know why, but my brain just defaulted to "vintage" again!   I was aiming for the top horizontal row because I had saved some pretty twine my daughter had gotten wrapped around a gift.  Although you can barely see it here, that was the impetus for the whole project, LOL!


So let's start with my sketch...it was from the FMS gals:


I turned it on its side and started gathering my elements!  Diecut sunflowers from Simon Says Stamp (Radiant Sunflowers) in Hello Honey, Crushed Curry and scraps of DSP; a scrap of paper from a botanical book, diecut with a Nestie flower die and watercolored with a paintbrush and Crushed Curry ink; a honeycomb heart from Cornish Heritage Farms (retired); and the yellow and white twine atop a So Saffron tag:


The tag is from PoppyStamps (Greeting Tags) and the sentiments are from Papertrey (Paper Tray) and the bee is from the same CHF set; it was stamped on vellum with Stazon ink and markered on the back.  You can't see it, but its wings are coated with Wink of Stella...so pretty!


I also stamped a little greenery (CHF) in Sahara Sand directly onto the background paper, which is from My Mind's Eye Sunshine line and added a few little cross-stitch embossing lines (Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders):


Finally, the inside, stamped with a sentiment from SU's Watercolor Wishes:


This also qualifies for the Just Add Ink challenge this week, which is to have a "B" on your card...I have bees and "best", and it's a birthday card, so that should do!  And I just noticed this would qualify for the center column down for the tic-tac-toe as well!  Sweet!

What will you do with this challenge?  Tic-tac-toes are always fun, so many possibilities!  Check out what all the team did:

A few pix from yesterday's Memorial Day parade:

Getting ready to leave:


Our awesome marching band:


One of my favorites...a soap box derby car:

 

And finally, John.....no, not the older gentleman, the GUY BEHIND THE FLAG!!!  Yep, I was standing right next to him and the flag bearer just couldn't get out of the way, LOL!!!!  


I did manage to get a shot of the Honor Guard....John is right on the end!


It was hot, sunny, beautiful and emotional....so many people thanked the servicemen for their service to our country, it really choked me up!  God bless them all, especially those who gave their lives.



22 comments:

  1. Fabulous card [love the bee!] and such an awesome photo of you and your husband - I'd be proud of him, too! Thanks for sharing your day, LeAnne!
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  2. Not only do I think your cards are great, but I love all the personal photos you share. The soap box derby car has given me inspiration for a card. My husband served in Viet Nam. I know first hand what service people have sacrificed for our country. May we never forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. Have a great one!

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  3. Love love love your card LeAnne...that bee and wonderful cluster of elements surrounding him! Wow! Beautiful...and love your parade shots! I grew up in the Air Force and also attended parades every summ😊 Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day ❤️

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  4. Awww..forget the word CARD....love your card 😬

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  5. What a wonderful post....from the awesome card to the parade!I enjoyed it all...thanks!

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  6. Pretty card, LeAnne! I love the yellow, so bright and sunny. All the layers look so fun together. Love your parade pictures. What a great way to recognize servicemen!

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  7. Love your card and the way you've mixed items from various companies so attractively!

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  8. I love when your brain goes to vintage! This is beautiful! The yellow is fabulous! And wow that uniform is white! Beautiful pix!

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  9. Wow LeAnne - you are so good at the vintage look, I just love this card with so many interesting elements! Way to rock my challenge this week! Love the Memorial Day photos too - that flag one is classic! So glad your day was enjoyable.

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  10. Hello LeAnne I always love seeing your Memorial Day post. Funny how the flag took the show in one photo.
    I am at the cabin alone this week, trying to deal with some more first. It is good to keep moving on one step at a time. Ava and her mom and dad came to visit yesterday. It has been very rainy and that is even OK.
    I just can not believe how fast Cassidy seems to be growing up. I see every one of your post I am sorry I don't comment more. Keeping two properties is a lot of work for this old gal. All good but cuts into my play time.
    Hugs and Happy Memorial Day!

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  11. Love the collage style LeAnn. As always, a beautifully created card. Great pics too! Thanks for joining in at Just Add Ink.

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  12. Vintage works for you, LeAnne. Love how it came about too, from a little piece of pretty twine. It's bright and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

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  13. LeAnne, you can default to vintage any time because this is gorgeous! I love all the yellow layers. The parade looks awesome, parades always get me all teary-eyed, too. John looks great and I'm impressed he still fits in his uniform!

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  14. I love this card. All the shades of yellow just blend together for such a lovely look. Thank hubby for his service and thanks for sharing the pictures of your parade.

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  15. Such a great card LeAnne! I love the bright yellow and those cheery sunflowers! Such fun elements! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  16. Nice pictures, LeAnne. John looks so handsome in his dress uniform. Every time I see these sunflower dies, I want to order them. I don't even know if they are still available. Love this version of vintage too. So many elements and they all work so well together. I've said it before, you do have the knack for vintage.

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  17. What a fab card LeAnne - those layered elements are just gorgeous! Loving all those different shades of yellow. Great photos from the parade - you must be very proud!

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  18. Wow great pics. Looks like a great day.
    I love all the layers on your card - bright and beautiful. Chantell JAI

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  19. I just LOVE these photos! How wonderful your hubby is in his dress uniform and you can enjoy the holiday together!
    Your card is so pretty! I love sunflowers and your vintage style! Just perfect! XX

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  20. Everything on this card flows together beautifully! The sunflowers, honeycomb heart, bee, DP...love it! Your hubby looks mighty dapper in his uniform, great photos!

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  21. I just love the mix of yellows, and the vintage style, on your card LeAnne. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  22. Such a warm & lovely card, LeAnne. I love the cluster of sunflowers & other fun elements teamed with the stripe. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Add Ink.
    Di

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