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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Paper Players Blog Hop!!!

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Welcome to the Paper Players first Blog Hop!!!  Hopefully you’ve arrived here from Julie’s blog here.  We’ll be showcasing creative projects using products from  SU’s new mini catalog, so be sure to visit all the designers!!  Some MAY even have blog candy!!!  You can start at the very beginning by visiting the Paper Players blog, or just proceed to Lesley, whose blog is the next stop on the hop and follow along!  This is sort of a long post, but be sure to check at the end to see MY blog candy!

The stamp set I chose to highlight is Easter Blossoms.  I just love silhouettes, and the little girl skipping along just sealed the deal!  Here’s my first creation:

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My little girl is stamped in Stazon on Springtime Vintage DP and mounted on Very Vanilla and a Baja Breeze panel embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder.  A little seam binding and lace and a pearl-centered flower were all this sweet card needed!  I also made a very simple scrapbook page with this image.  You know I am NOT a scrapper, so bear with me:

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I used another piece of Springtime Vintage paper, mounted on a 12x12 Very Vanilla, and this time my little silhouette is stamped in Rose Red. I then mounted my stamped panel on a Cherry Cobbler mat, which is mounted on a square piece of Rose Red that has been embossed with the Framed Tulips embossing folder. Yes, a square!  You can see a nice tutorial about how to make a square here by my creative friend Donna!

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I used a sentiment from Word Play, and some new diecut flowers called Fun Flowers, also in the mini:

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They were cut from Rose Red & Melon Mambo Patterns DP, then had their edges sponged.

My third project is a  sweet little CAS Easter card using Versamark, regular dye ink and clear embossing powder:

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Each egg was inked in the Versamark first, then on Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait and Daffodil Delight, and stamped on Whisper White; clear EP was sprinkled on and heated, then the egg was cut out.  Make sure to clean your stamp between each color!!!  I used a flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make my flowers:

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I think that is such a quick easy way to add a sweet embellishment to your card!

Finally, using the Stampin’ Royalty sketch 56 from this week and the Color Dare 94 colors (Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz and Perfect Plum), I made this card using the cherry blossom image:

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I also used a little flourish from Vintage Vogue to stamp on the vellum panel in Craft White:

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I hope these creations as well as the others, have inspired you!  NOW---on to the blog candy!  I am giving away THIS SET:

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plus a plethora of other surprise goodies that I can round up from my overflowing craft room!!!  To win, just leave a comment here on my blog, telling me your favorite blog hop project so far---and you’ll be entered in my drawing.  The winner will be announced on February 6th.  One stipulation:  to be entered, you MUST provide me with an email address so that I can contact you.  If you sign in as anonymous, and don’t provide an address, I cannot give you the prize!!!

Okay, on to the next stop, Lesley!   Enjoy the hop and good luck!

120 comments:

A Little Less Useless said...

Your creations are lovely.
your card for Stamping Royalty is absolutely stunning. LOVE it. Thanks for sharing

Becky said...

LeAnne...I too, am not a scrapbooker - although I have made several - I am more of a cardmaker with RUBBER stamping; however, I love the card you have made but my favorite is the scrapbook page with that beautiful Cassidy featured. Just love the layout and the design....thanks for a chance to win your candy :)

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Gorgeous cards and scrapbook page, wow you were sure creative on all of them. TFS

Frances said...

Love what you have done with the Easter Blooms set, so many different variations, from cards to scrapbook pages. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susie said...

Absolutely stunning work. Love each project.

Kelly Toth said...

Love them all especially the Easter card. The scrapbook page is perfect

Stephanie Uzee said...

Leanne - Your precious Scrapbook page is so sweet. I love how her outfit matched the colors and DSP papers you used! Just darling!

Anonymous said...

Lots of beautiful items to look at however, babies win hands down every time...love your scrapbook page and a chance to win blog candy.
Thanks for sharing.

missy said...

I love the cards and the scrapbook page! I love your blog! Always awesome creations! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Carol L said...

I totally disagree with your idea that you aren't a scrapbooker!! Your scrapbook page is absolutely FABULOUS with those great photos, carefully chosen sentiment/title and embossed, framed silhouette image! I LOVE that page..........along with all your fabulous cards of course:)

Karen McAlpine said...

Very beautiful projects! My fav is the scrapbook page with the pictures of your little angel. I think I would frame it and hang it. Would not wnat to hide it in a book somewhere! Have a great day. mcalpinekaren@hotmail.com

Nikki Bond said...

WOW..these are all amazing! {SMILES}

crazy4scrappin said...

I love what you did with the Easter Bloom set...the easter egg card is so clean and fresh.
alisonmreid@hotmail.com

Christy Q said...

Beautiful - all the projects along the hop have been fantastic. Y'all are a creative bunch and I'm subscribing to blogs left and right. :) But what grabbed me was your delightfully CAS Easter card - so stunning!

Christina said...

Wow, LeAnne, what a beautiful collection of projects! I am wishing I had ordered the Tulip frame folder, especially seeing how you used it to make a square frame, too. I love how you stamped the silhouette onto the dsp on the first card, and the CAS design of the second one is perfection!

Debra said...

Amazing! TFS and thanks for letting me play

Bev J. said...

Wow, you have been busy and I like everything but think the scrapbook page for Cassidy and the Easter egg card are my favs. I really like silhouette stamps so like that one as well. Great work and Thanks for a chance to win the candy!!

Barbara said...

OMGosh! Such gorgeous creations, LeAnne! I'm glad I don't have to pick a facorite! Don't enter me for the candy, girlie, I just wanted to tell you how I love your stuff!

JanD said...

Love what you have created..just gorgeous projects.

Sandy S. said...

Awesome projects! My favorite is your Easter Blooms card!
sandyshippee@ct.metrocast.net

Lillian Child said...

Leanne - these projects are gorgeous! What a cutie patootie in that layout page! And your last card - oh my - so beautiful!

Linda said...

Well you know my favorite would be yours. That scrapbook page of Cassidy is so perfect. I love it. What do you mean you are not a scrapbooker? You have me fooled.

Mary said...

I just love the Easter set...cookie
csheldon1@roadrunner.com

Angela said...

Wow! These are all beautiful! I love that you stamped on the DSP on the first card!

kat said...

Wonderful! Eye candy for inspiration and blog candy to turn our inspiration in reality. Love it! And, to top it all off, more darling pictures of Cassidy!

lisa808 said...

For someone who isn't a scrapper, you made a great page! tfs so much eye candy today. I can never pick a favorite :)

Cristy Butzen said...

i love the cherry blossoms card! I didn't even notice the subtle white on the vellum, and it is such a nice touch!

jaydee said...

LeAnne - fabulous projects. I LOVE the Easter Egg card. Just amazing. But then, not as amazing as the subject of your scrapbook page! What a gorgeous way to celebrate little Cassidy. Really gorgeous projects you had for the blog hop
hugs
jaydee

Always Playing with Paper said...

All your creations are beautiful! Love that layout! Great job on the Hop LeAnne!!!
Hugs!
Lesley

Knoltek said...

I have to say I am not a scrapbooker either but your layout is beautiful. Everything coordinated so well and it catches the eye, might have to do with the subject. She is darling.

Julie E said...

I love the way you used the silhouettes! Especially stamping right of the PP.
I have to choose a favorite? not fair!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow! Love all your projects on this hop. My favorite one so far is your scrap page. I am always looking for new ideas and ways to get started on scrap pages for the day that I actually start, lol. That is a fabulous idea and I love how you framed the image and encorportated it onto your page. LOVE it.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

BTW, my email addy is hollysilva911@hotmail.com or if you click on my google blog, I get gmail too. thanks

jimlynn said...

It just doesn't get any better than this!! All are LOVELY. So very pretty - each and every one of them.
Lynn

SherryBee said...

Hi, LeAnne....I LOVE to visit you!
Your projects are always so nice!

Too pick one project today...oh, brother!
I love your Easter card, I love the blue card with the little girl, but, I think your scrapbook page won me over!!! You did a great job on it AND, I always enjoy seeing those pictures of that sweet little girl!


I'd Love that stamp set, too!
It's actually one that I don't have! hehehe

SherryBee in AZ
beeson@frontiernet.net

DAWN Braun said...

I LOVE all of the blue on your sweet silhouette card. Very cute!

Ann's birdcage blew me away...it's out of this world!

snailzpace said...

tough choices! my fave so far is a tie between anne's nature walk card, for the details and your easter egg card for the CAS look i love.

Jackie L Watson said...

Stunning projects, they are amazing, and I loved your scrapbook page. My favorite bloghop project, oh so many to choose, but it is ann schach, love her details. Thanks for sharing your awesome talent. Did you say blog candy..count me in jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

Bonnie said...

Wow, Leanne! I've ordered this set and I can't wait to get it! I especially like your Easter Egg card and appreciate the instructins for the way you embossed it! I will be trying that! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

bettystamps said...

Beautiful cards. I have wondered what could be done with that stamp set - and now I see! Thanks so much for sharing.

Juanita said...

I love the first project so much! That silhouette stamped on the DSP is a genius touch. Then framed with the tulip embossing folder is such a simple way to dress this card up. I also love how you tied the lace into the bow.
In short, there is nothing I don't like about this card.

BrendaB said...

Really enjoy your blog. Great use of color and design on card projects. Keep sharing!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I love what you created for the blog hop. As for a favorite, hard to pick just one. Out of your group of creations I just love the 1st card. It is really gorgeous. Great job!

Kath said...

I love the white Easter card, it looks so crisp.

fryel said...

LeAnne ... I discovered your blog a few weeks ago, and just LOVE it! You are part of my daily search for tips and inspiration! Thank you for the suggestion for the embossing folder! I love that it can be used to frame a square image!

Christi said...

LOVE the Easter card. The colors are GREAT!

Ann Schach said...

Way to showcase this set! All of your projects are fabulous...as I knew they would be!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Leanne your ALL your projects are beautiful and your scrapbook page is adorable. Gotta love those babies. Thanks for a chance to win some blog candy too. Congrats on the first blog hop too. TFS.
diane
oliverdi@att.net

Linda Callahan said...

I don't know where to start! You have one marvelous design after another! Your girls are sweet in both pink and blue! And since I am a definite CAS fan I love the colored egg line up!

Anonymous said...

Loved all of your projects but something about the Easter card with the eggs just stood out! I am not a scrapper either, but your project was really cute!

Chris R. from Iowa

ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Julie Gearinger said...

LeAnne- you can no longer say that you are not a scrapbooker- that scrapbook page is darling! Love all of the projects and details that you have incorporated, but Cassidy wins hands down! :-)

Tasha said...

You've incorporated some great elements in your projects, and I love the little details you add to each one! These are great!

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely collection of projects. I wouldn't know what to do with the silhouette one, but you have done a wonderful job with that little girl. Your layout is so cute.

Corinna Buchan said...

Leanne,

Oh I love your Easter Blossoms Card - quite an easy card to create but it is ever so striking! the colors & dsp are just gorgeous! I just love how you put this card together!

Pauline said...

Lovely cards, LeAnne! I must admit it was hard to focus on the scrapbook details because of that cute little doll!! What beautiful eyes! Have a great day!

Traci Davis said...

All of your projects are lovely. Thanks for sharing!

Tasha said...

I can't choose just one--all the projects are great! Kudos to you!

Elaine M said...

Don't know why you think you're not a scrapbooker - your page turned out just about as perfect as you can get.
All your cards are beautiful - and I love the Framed Tulips embossing folder - such a lovely frame.
How fun to have candy up for grabs - thanks so much

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Gorgeous projects LeAnne!!! I can't wait to get this set. So many possiblities. Your scrap page is darling!!! Love to see your cards and pages.

Anne Marie said...

LeAnne, I'm not sure where to start with all of the fabbo eye-candy you shared. I have to say I am partial to the first card...probably because I have one ;) But you really showed the versatility of this set perfectly. Little Casidy always makes me smile and that vellum panel on the last card has me super inspired to try it out that technique. Just awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

I just love that little girl stamp. Youre card is adorable. I would never know you weren't a scrapbooker. I loved your page! The cute baby helped! LOL

stampcz@frontier.com

Kate Stockman said...

I love ALL your cards. I've got this stamp set ordered, can't wait to get it.

Jan said...

Wow - the blog hop has been great fun! I'm loving the projects with the create a cupcake and punch and tulip folder as I have them on order and am watching for ideas. However, I just LOVE your scrapbook page! I have gotten away from scrapbooking, but need to return to it and you have inspired me! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Kim said...

Seriously you want me to pick A favorite - I just can't they are all amazing!!! And you did a fabulous job on your scrapbook page for a 'non-scrapper' (not anymore!!)

Christine said...

Oh these cards are adorable. I wanted that Easter set as soon as I saw it and the tulip folder. They are ordered but haven't came in yet.

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful projects. Love your layout and the pictures are adorable. TFS

Linda said...

I love, love, love your Easter egg card (and it means I really do need to order that set from the Occasions Mini), but I have to say that so far, my favorite Blog Hop design was the hybrid bird card of Julie's, simply because it reminded me to use my MDS more (hope you don't mind)...on the other hand, your scrapbook page has sold me on buying the Fun Flowers die ;-)

And your blog candy is great--thanks for offering it as a prize--it looks like a really versatile set ;-)

PapierGirl said...

LeAnne - they all are just beautiful! I would have chosen the silhoutte stamp too - darling! Thanks for sharing! :)

tlhp259 said...

I really like your scrapbooking page - maybe scrapbooking is in your future:)

idebi said...

I love your little girl with the Springtime Vintage paper. It is so simple, yet elegant. I can't get enough of looking at Cassidy's pictures. She is the cutest little girl. Makes me miss my granddaughters!

Sharon said...

Wow, you were on a roll there! For someone that is NOT a scrapbooker, your page is absolutely gorgeous! I think it helps when you have someone so stinkin' cute to feature. wink wink.
Thanks for sharing with us.

Hands On said...

Where do you find the time and where do I start? Love the blue card. It has so inspired cards that I have made using this set. The scrap page is darling. Just love it. The Easter eggs are so sweet. I may have to case! and love the colours of teh last one! You put on a fantastic show!

Connie Lambropoulos said...

I think that your scrapbook page came out beautifully - of course, with such a cute subject how could it be otherwise!? Thaks for the chance to win some blog candy!

Cassandra said...

Wow! I've never been to your site before today, but you have beautiful projects on here! I really liked the egg card... so clean and simple yet beautifully detailed and intrigueing! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity for blog candy. I'll be back to look more now!

tblue said...

My favorite project would have to be your precious scrapbook page. It is just lovely.
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Roberta said...

Great projects! In really like your scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy said...

I love your first card with the little girl stamped in black silhouette. I was kinda iffy about this set, but I think now--I WANT IT! Thanks for sharing

Kathy C.

Babe O'Mara said...

Although your scrapbook page was darling, cute Cassidy, I loved the Easter card. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Pam~ said...

Wow, you've been a busy stamper! Love all of your projects! Your Easter card is simply gorgeous!

Jeanne said...

Lovely little girl stamp and baby too! Another Jeanne.

ostembol said...

I loved the simple elegance of the "Sending Springtime Smiles" card. The colors & dsp. were an excellent choice to use with the the skipping little girl from the Easter Blossoms set.

Melissa said...

Awesome samples...thanks for sharing!

Glenda said...

So pretty and fabulous - all of them! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare!

Kathy Mc said...

Your blog is my first stop on the hop and let me just say, I am very impressed. Love all your creations showcasing Easter Blossoms. You may say you're not a scrapper, but this page highlighting Cassidy really rocks. Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy. "Starring You" has been on my wishlist but never made it to the top…yet. Thanks, LeAnne!

Kathy Mc said...

Oops, forgot to add my email address to previous comment.

bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

paperfun said...

I love all of the projects that I have seen on this hop.

I really like the clean, simple design of your Easter Card.

My E-mail is mariharpham@hotmail.com

redstampinsam said...

What a versatile Easter set. I love your scrapbook page and your baby is so precious!

Anonymous said...

I like all of your cards but I do love the little girl! I have looked at that set alot! Thanks for sharing your ideas with me.

Joan
MN
gjgarlough@aol.com (that's G J G)

Dani art 4 U said...

OMG! how gorgeous is that vellum strip you have made. Love you scrap page, hadn't thought of putting Rose Red and Cherry Cobbler together...don't know why, it works so well together.TFS xoxo

Beverly said...

Your cards are stunning...love them, but love the layout of Cassidy. Thanks so much for sharing and the chance for Blog Candy. Woohoo! Have a great day! :)

jcasto4 said...

Very pretty - luv the cherry blossom card the colors are look like Spring!

Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

WOW!! This is just gorgeous!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Color Dare, can't wait to see what you will create with next weeks colors!!

Hugs & Smiles
Heather

Melissa said...

Beautiful projects! This set has been on my list, and I think you've pushed me over the edge. :)

Patti said...

Your projects are beautiful especially the scrap book page. Too hard to choose a favorite on the blog hop; everyone did such a great job. Always welcome the chance for "candy".
just4stampin@earthlink.net

Cindy Beach said...

Your designs are fabulous, Leanne! I love them all but my absolute favorite is the CAS card with the pretty pastel eggs. That row of bitty flowers is the perfect addition!

meonlake said...

All the projects so far have been fabulous! My favorite up till now has been Julie's #1 bird card, but your Easter springtime card might just bump it. Love both your cards & scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing. Marsha E
cmc_marsha at bellsouth dot net

Caryl P said...

It is so hard to pick a favorite, your work is so beautiful! I must say I love the Easter card, perhaps because they are not traditional pastel colors. Fabulous work as always LeAnn!
cpstampin{at}gmail{dot}com

Linda said...

My favourite? A toss-up between your beautiful Easter card (simple, but elegant) and the lovely page on Cassidy. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.
lrodgers at gmail dot com

Nance said...

Oh my gosh-where to start! You outdid yourself on this post. Love all the projects but my favorites are the first one and the Color Dare card. Love how you stamped the cherry blossoms over the Sanded BG--so clever! Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare and I'm so glad I got to hop with you!

michelle said...

i love the springtime vintage paper! beautiful projects!

Patrice H said...

Your projects are fantastic. I really like the use of the eggs and flowers CUTE! Looks like to me you are well on your way to becoming a Scrapbooker.
trygod20@verizon.net
I'm up for blog candy. I can not possibly say what's the best you are all really amazing artists.

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Your pearl card is my favorite but it's like being a kid in a candy shop - wow! TFS!
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Jher Drover said...

These projects are so stunning. They have so much taste. I love the scrapbook page layout and that easter egg card. There are so many wonderful creations especially with stampsets I never would have thought to buy or use. Your work is amazing.

doverdi said...

Your projects are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Anonymous said...

my favorite is the card with the girl/sillouette image! love it!
and what a CUTE baby!!!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Heidi said...

I love your creations. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Joan said...

Fantastic projects!!!! Thanks for playing along with the Color Dare.

Sandra Farrell said...

You HAVE been busy. I love all of these projects. That page is fantastic. But I really love the card for Stampin Royalty. Purple and Green are my favourite. So nice to see you here again LeAnne.

Cam said...

I really like tis stamp set. It's so Springy and very versatile. I like the color combination you have chosen here.

Tammy Hershberger said...

WONDERFUL creations, LeAnne! These are all fabulous!

Karen said...

Beautiful creations LeAnne. Your scrapbook page is adorable with the little one featured. The cards are beautiful and you can sure tell you are passionate sharing with others.

Ronnie said...

All 3 of your projects are amazing! I love your scrapbook page the most. I have seen too many amazing projects in the blog hop to pick just one!

~Chris~ said...

I just came across your Blog thru another and WOW I love your creations. My Fav from the above is the Page you created. The Colors are so beautiful and your little one is such a cutie.
Thanks for the give-away
germania73@gmail.com

Jean said...

I love them all...how could I possibly choose just one. Thanks for the sharing your talent!

ddsharp50 said...

I don't know if I could choose just one. You are so creative, I like the silouette, but I also love the scrapbook page with your cutie pie granddaughter. She just makes me smile when I see her. What a joy!!! You have such a great bunch of cards, it is hard to choose. I like them all, really.
My email is ddsharp50@cox.net
Thanks for the chance at the goodies.

Teepee said...

Leanne...these cards are great. I like the scrapbook page, even tho you say you aren't a scrapbooker. I think you'll be doing more with that precious granddaughter. My email address is marter@roadrunner.com should I win your blog candy. (It doesn't show up on my google account)

Nicci said...

I love your Easter card - simple, classy, cute, just overall VERY well done! It was my favorite on the blog hop.

Ilene B. said...

To hard to pick one! Each had something that really caught my eye!
Thank you for participating and sharing.
Ilene B.

mtscrapgal said...

Since silhouetts are on my "most favorite" list these days I love both projects with the little girl.You did a great job on the scrapbook page. Of course the wonderful subject, Cassidy made it easier didn't it? Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

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