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Sunday, June 16, 2019

PP446 Pink Lemonade and a Visitor!


Happy Sunday, peeps!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge, this week Claire has a clean-and-simple one for us:


Once again, like on Thursday with the lemony challenge, I find myself without any summer beverage-type stamps!  I must really live under a rock or something!  In my quest to figure out how to use what I have to create a card suitable for today, I totally spaced out on the CLEAN AND SIMPLE part....so I actually have two cards to show, the challenge one and the spaced-out not-clean-and-simple one!  So here we go for the challenge one:


This is not really as CAS as I would like because the elements are diecut and popped up, but I had the idea and I did it anyway!  I used a couple of retired sets, Coffee Cafe and Jar of Love, to create my pink lemonade cooler, straw and flowers! I just love these colors of Coastal Cabana, Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody!  I added a couple of words from different non-SU sets to create my sentiment, then plopped on three matching sequins and added some Wink of Stella to my lemonade:


And here is my stepped-up version:


Same basic idea, I just added the diecut stitched frames and more sequins, along with a different summery sentiment on a Word Bubble diecut!  I will probably send these out as summer birthday cards!  And I am entering this one in the Festive Friday challenge of "Summer"!!

#festivefridaychallenge, #FF0036, 4th of July, Summer

The Design Team came up with some amazing cards this week as well...you need to check them out at the Players blog!  Then share your cool, refreshing CAS summer drink creation as well!

So about my visitor....it was my friend Wendy!  Hubby Shawn very kindly took this photo of us!


She doesn't live that far away, but she said she thought it was 2005 or 2006 that we last saw each other...crazy! AND she just happened to be the Paper Players headliner yesterday, woohoo!   She came for a little visit, and brought me a gorgeous framed piece:


This picture doesn't do it justice.....and I am thrilled because I don't have this stamp set and I can share this with all my customers to show them how beautiful it is!  Just gorgeous!  Thanks, Wendy!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Greetings, Jar of Love (ret), Coffee Cafe (ret), Kinda Ecletic (ret),  Wreath for All Seasons (Papertrey), All Smiles (Unity)
Card stock & Papers     Thick Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody
 Ink Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Pineapple Punch
Accessories Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop), Dimensionals, Wink of Stella Pen
Tools     Big Shot, Everyday Jars Dies (ret), Stitched Rectangle Dies, Word Bubble Dies (ret), Stamparatus, Aquapainter

15 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

So bright, fun, and Summer-y, LeAnne! I love crafty visitors! I'll bet you girls had a blast!
=]

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I LOVE both of your cards! So creative!!!!!! The way you mixed all the stamps is perfect! The color combo is awesome! Sooo summery! Your little flowers are so fun and the pink lemonade looks delicious! You certainly made my challenge shine with these gorgeous creations! Isn't it great to spend time with special friends. Your gift is gorgeous, too! XXX

Dawn Tidd said...

I loved the first card, perfect for the challenge, and then I saw your second one and it's fabulous! Cute way to use that jar stamp! What a fun visit from your crafty friend!

Wendy said...

Both of your cards are super cute and how fun! I really love the colors! Claire's challenge is perfect for this time of year and you certainly nailed this one! It was so nice to see you after all these years and can I say how much I loved your kitchen! So bright & airy! It was a fun day! Thrilled that you loved your frame, too! Sorry about the bow! Ughhh, glue dots & heat don't go well together...

Lisa Elton said...

I'm lovin' all of the summer prettiness LeAnne! How fun you two gals got together again and what a fabulous gift!

Su Mohr said...

LeeAnn,
The jar is perfect for your summer beverage! And, I love the straw covered in flowers!

Linda Callahan said...

Your cards are summery, colorful,and,delightful! Love them! And how.great to have a crafty visitor!

laurie said...

They both look great and have lots of white space...so I think they both work for the challenge!The colors are so fresh and fun!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love this summery glass of pink lemonade LeAnne and I think you did better than me in terms of summer beverage! That's what a clear out of retired sets does for you!! I love the flowers and sprinkle of sequins too. Both of these are gorgeous!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

And I forgot to add - love the beautiful gift from your crafty friend Wendy; gorgeous!

Ann Schach said...

Such adorable cards, LeAnne! I love them both! The flower covered straw is too cute. I'm glad you had fun with your friend, Wendy...and I am glad you shared your stepped-up card with Festive Friday!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Love, love, love your cards, LeAnne! The colors are so happy and that set was perfect for both challenges. So glad you shared with us at Festive Friday, too. Hugs!

Windy Ellard said...

Love the flowers on the straw and the sweet colors! Makes me smile!

Miranda Webber said...

Such a cute summery card!!! I love it and thank you for playing along!!!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Congratulations! Your project was selected as a Festive Fave over at the Festive Friday Challenge. As a reminder, you can hop over to the challenge to grab your winners badge for your blog. Thanks so much for joining us and I hope you will play along again really soon!