Sunday, October 16, 2016

PP318 CAS Autumn Leaf


Hi everyone!  It's Sunday, and that means another Paper Players challenge with the creative Nance as our hostess for our monthly Clean and Simple challenge!  Here's your very seasonal prompt:


Oh my....SO many choices!  I had a busy weekend, so I opted for a simple sentiment by Albert Camus (did you know his name is pronouned "Cay-MOO?  Coulda knocked me over with a leaf, I do not speak French, obviously!), stamped in Sahara Sand, and a simple leaf diecut from thick white cardstock as well as a piece of Moroccan DSP:


I actually cut a couple of leaves from white cardstock and glued them together to create a thicker leaf that would stand out a bit from the Cajun Craze layer I placed under my stitched mat:




A little linen thread and my CAS creation was done!  I hope you'll be inspired by our challenge this week and share your CAS project with us as well!  Check out what the rest of the DT has done:

Yesterday our church participated in Samaritan Ministries' Operation Christmas Child, which is a program where small gift items, toys and personal products are gathered and put into shoeboxes, which are then shipped to children all around the world, along with the Good News of Jesus.  Cassidy helped me make some sewing kits from discarded pill bottles; we covered the outside and lid of each bottle with some pretty papers, then filled them with buttons, thread, pins, needles and embroidery floss. They will also receive some scissors and fabric. She really liked helping me and we talked about the girls who would be receiving them.



Thanks for popping in today!

16 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of this card LeAnne and your single leaf in those rich Autumn colours - a perfect paper choice! I have a Camus story for you, but nothing to do with Autumn: I studied his book 'La Peste' (The Plague) for my French A level many years ago and the teacher was so impressed when we started the term and everyone confirmed they had read the whole book as instructed over the holidays; her pleasure soon turned to anger though when she asked why we kept referring to the central character as Peter and she discovered that we hadn't read the book in French at all - merely the English translation as it was much easier, but none of us had thought to check whether any of the details, such as names, had been changed during translation! We thought we were all being so smart - she however was not amused!!
    I Love how industrious Cassidy is being with her shoe box kits - my children usually make these at Christmas time too for a similar charity and it is one of our festive highlights. Hugs to you!

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  2. Brilliant using the Moroccan DSP for the leaf. Gorgeous!
    Awesome job with the sewing kits!!!!

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  3. Gorgeous card LeAnne! I have that paper and now am inspired to pull it out. What a great idea to use the empty pill bottles as sewing kits. ~chris

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  4. I LOVE that pattern you picked for your beautiful leaf!

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  5. Awwww, grandma , she's going to have a lot of love and she's so caring , and it's because her grandma molded her just like her , your both so BEAUITFUL ,

    AND I LOVE YOUR CATD, I'm waiting for my bundle to get here Tuesday , yayyyy,

    Hugs to both of you , tell Cassady I can't Waite to see her gold fish ,

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  6. I've not heard of Monsieur Camus, but I love his thoughts on Autumn! OH and your fantastically CAS card!!! Go Cassidy!!!
    =]

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  7. Spectacular! I love the paper - I may have to breakdown and buy this. The leaf showcases it perfectly!

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  8. Beautiful card, LeAnne! Love the pretty leaf diecut and the CAS style card with the stitched rectangle panel! This is just perfect in my eyes! TFS and hope you had a nice weekend! :)

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  9. This is a real beauty LeAnne!! The leaf is incredible and I like the sentiment. Love that Cassidy enjoys crafting with you, she's so cute!!

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  10. I love how you made the leaf out of DSP - perfect! Sooooo pretty!

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  11. That sentiment is so awesome...the leaf too!!Such a fun pattern.

    Such a great idea to have Cassidy helping with such an important cause!!!

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  12. Wow, this DSP is perfect for your beautiful autumn leaf and this sentiment is wonderful. As are the fun sewing kits made by you and Cassidy--such a good time together! Thanks for making my challenge shine!

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  13. What a gorgeous CAS card, LeAnne. I adore that sentiment, and the leave is so pretty the way you did it in the patterned paper. How wonderful Cassidy is learning to have a giving heart, just like Grammie :)

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  14. I couldn't agree more with the sentiment on your card! I love fall leaves, but who doesn't. Super cute CAS card! Super cute little helper too.

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  15. LeAnne, I love that leaf, especially the way you layered it with a darker color and that sentiment is fabulous. Fabulous CAS card
    hugs
    jaydee

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  16. LeAnne, I adore this sentiment and agree with Mr. Camus! Brilliant idea to use this DSP for your focal point! I love it!
    So sweet to see Miss C working so hard on her shoebox gifts. SO special! Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend! XX

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