Sunday, June 12, 2016

Paper Players 299 Patriotic Hi!


Hi stampers!  It's Sunday, and that means another Paper Players challenge....this is our 299th challenge...so what do you think that means for next week?!  You'll have to wait and see!  Anyway, this week I am the hostess and I chose these colors for our challenge:


I just love that new Dapper Denim and can't wait to see it paired with Cherry Cobbler---yum!  You could go patriotic....or not!  My card also features the CAS Colours & Sketches sketch:


So here we go!


I have a little cross stitch picture in my kitchen of an apple with rustic red and white stripes and a blue star....and that was my inspiration for today's card! 



I stamped Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Dapper Denim cardstocks with the Hardwood background stamp, then formed my tag by cutting the "boards" apart and adhering them to a plain piece of paper and cutting them out with a tag die (My Favorite Things Blueprints 6).  I added some thick baker's twine, then I diecut the blue piece with a Nestie star die and added a couple of stamped stars from the new SU set Every Occasion. 


I also stamped the word "hi!" and the star with the Labeler Alphabet:


And I snuck in some of those cool enamel embellishments too!  It all went on a Very Vanilla cardbase embossed with the Lucky Stars embossing folder!  A sweet patriotic little note to send to someone!  Now, what will you create with these colors?  Share it with us over at the Paper Players, and check out the DT's samples as well:

On a personal note, I am sad to tell you that John's father Bill passed away Friday afternoon.  He had been battling lung cancer since the beginning of the year, so it was not unexpected.  He was a unique character...he regaled us (and anyone within hearing distance) with goofy stories, corny jokes and really awful magic tricks!  He loved to be the center of attention!  He will be missed!



22 comments:

  1. My condolences--so sorry for your loss.

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  2. Sorry to hear about John's father. May God's love and grace bring peace and healing to all of your hearts!!!

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  3. Your card is fabulous, and just as patriotic as can be, LeAnne. I am so very sorry for you and John. I will keep you in my thoughts, and prayers, too. Bill sounds like a character, and will surely be missed by many. xx and x for John, too.
    Michele

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  4. So sorry to hear about John's father's passing. Hugs and prayers go to you both. Love your card today - so gorgeous as always. ~chris

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  5. I knew you would make something fabulous with these colors! Love the card! Thinking of you and your DH....xox

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  6. So sorry for your loss. He sounded like a wonderful person and that you'll have many fond memories of John.

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It sounds like he was so fun and a happy person. My prayers are with your family. Your card today is a great tribute for the 4th of July. The tag is so cool and I love the embossing folder.

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  8. Love the card and the cross stitch which is my second passion after cardmaking. TFS! Darlene

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  9. Hugs to you and your family, it is so hard to lose a loved one.

    I LOVE the colors you chose, and was so looking forward to using the new dapper denim, but I haven't gotten my order yet. Making the stripes with the hardwood was SO clever! I love it!

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  10. It is so sad to lose those we care about and love. Hugs
    Love the card.

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  11. Love this card, LeAnne! So sorry about John's Dad.

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  12. Awesome card, LeAnne. I love all the red, white & blue woodgrain and stars, they're perfect for the season. I just ordered the labeler letters and I'm glad I did, they look so cute here. I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law, even though it was expected it doesn't make it easy.

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  13. I love the way you combined this week's colours with the hardwood and took inspiration from your kitchen home decor - a great card LeAnne! Thinking of you at this sad time and sending prayers and hugs to you and your family xx

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  14. LeAnne, my sympathies to you all and what a wonderful photograph - it epitomizes how you described Bill. What a gorgeous and infectious smile he had.
    I love your card. the simplicity, the vintage feel and the clean lines all come together into a fabulous card.
    hugs
    jaydee

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  15. Your card is just fabulous LeAnne!! I like the stars and woodgrain. I'm so very sorry for your loss. John's father sounds like a fun guy and I'm sure he'll be greatly missed. Keeping you all in my prayers.

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  16. I love the star embossed background on your card. It's subtle but adds so much. My condolences to you and John. Even when it's expected, it's never easy to say goodbye. Thinking of you and yours.

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  17. Thoughts and prayers are with your family. What an awesome card for Flag Day coming up. Great color choices for this week.

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  18. I'm so terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Lung cancer can be so aggressive. May John's memories bring him comfort.

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  19. LeAnne, this is such a fun and jubilant card and seems fitting for the way you describe your FIL. I am so sorry for your family's loss and keep you in my thoughts. Big ((hugs))

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  20. A fabulous patriotic creation, LeAnne! I love the embossed stars in the background. So sorry about your FIL, you and your family are in my thoughts. What a great photo to remember him by.

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  21. your card is amazing!! love the little cross-stitch apple (I, too, was a cross-stitcher before I became a stamper. had to give it up because of shoulder problems, but just got my shoulder fixed so I'm hoping I can take it up, again.) so sorry to read about your FIL... sounds like he was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed.

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  22. I am so very sorry for your family's loss! It is so difficult to say good bye to someone we love!
    Your card is just amazing! I love the embossed background and the hardwood stamp. The little tag is so fun!
    Keeping you in my prayers! XX

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