Sunday, November 24, 2013

Paper Players 173

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Are you ready for another awesome challenge?  Jaydee is our hostess today with a fun one, just in time for the holidays:
I just loved the Shabby Tea Room challenge from last week…hopefully I squeaked it in in enough time!
But how to interpret this into a shaped card?  I certainly wasn’t going to do a hutch!!!  How about a mitten?
LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 173 Mitten Card
(Whoa, that Brilliant Blue is bright!!!)  I made a mitten shape and traced it on my Very Vanilla cardstock, and began to decorate and embellish!  I added some embossed strips, a gingham strip, (I have to admit it---I unmounted my Gingham wheel!!  So much easier to line up now!) and some sweet stars, hearts and snowflakes.  The images are all from Waltzingmouse; the sentiment is a combination of Endless Wishes and Holiday Greetings from Sweet & Sassy:
In hindsight I wish I had used Ballet Blue or Marina Mist, but I wasn’t about to start over!!!  I am sure someone will enjoy it when they receive it this Christmas!  So, how about you?  What shaped card will you make?  It doesn’t have to be fancy; even just a circular card is  fun!  Be sure to see what the Design Team has created….some cute stuff there!  Here’s their info:
I was thinking it was time to “wean” Cassidy from her afternoon nap, but after an hour-long meltdown last week, I have decided it’s not quite time.  After she finally calmed down, she got her pillow,  blankie, lambie and sippy and planted herself in the middle of my kitchen floor and pretended to go to sleep:
A few minutes later:
Out like a light.  Don’t you wish you could sleep anywhere like this?  It did make it a bit challenging to make dinner, as she was right in front of my stove!  Enjoy your day!


Greta said...

Oh how sweet! Won't you have fun with these pictures of your little girl! Very creative card--love the mitten!

irishgalkelly said...

What a fun card LeAnne! I love brilliant blue, especially for boy cards. I think I only have a scrap of paper left and my ink pad. I love all the texture of your cozy warm mitten. Cassidy always brings a smile to my face!

stampwithsandy said...

This is simply adorable, LeAnne! So you just drew the mitten shape by hand? Very impressive. Love the rows of pattern and texture, so much fun! Perfect for both challenges!

Brenda L. said...

Love your card! I think the blue is perfect. I need something bright to cheer me up in winter! I remember when my girls used to do that! :)

Tina M said...

That mitten is just darling!! I love all the different patterns :) Thanks so much for playing with us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Kristi Schurr said...

Love!the color combination is just rockin' and I adore a mitten card!

Ann Schach said...

Oh, LeAnne! This is absolutely fabulous! Such a bright and cheery mitten!

Heidi Gonzales said...

I love that you used a shape to make your card-adorable! Thanks for playing with us in The Shabby Tea Room!

lisa808 said...

Fun card--love the shape, gingham, and texture.

Linda said...

OH so sweet. I do wish I could go to sleep that easy. That was a good reason to order out or go out for dinner. LOL
That card is so so cute. I really love the mitten shape.

Lesley Croghan said...

Oh I LOVE it!!! This is genius and so pretty! I want to unmount my gingham wheel too...will it lay flat?

Lisa said...

This is darling Leanne, love all of the elements you added. very cute idea. Oh what a little stinker she is!!

Linda Callahan said...

The mitten is adorable - love all of the details! And I am hoping Emma naps until she goes to school :)

Bonnie said...

What a super fun card, LeAnne! I love the mitten! (had just bought this die so I'm glad for another idea of what to do with it.) Such pretty, bright colors. If I try to cook supper before the boys leave, I always have one underfoot. Not laying on the floor though. Now that's a real challenge!

Nance Leedy said...

This is outstanding, LeAnne! So creative--from the shape to the rows of details and embellishments--it is just perfect for both challenges. You rocked it! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! ((hugs))

maria f. said...

Absolutely adorable mitten.

Jaydee said...

LeAnne - you are a genius - not only for making this fabulous mitten card, but for managing to cook around a sleeping child!

There is so much wonderful detail on this card and evokes memories of playing in the snow and coming inside to warm my hands (in mittens, of course!) on a cup of hot cocoa.


Anne Marie Hile said...

Love this cozy little mitten card! Fabulous detail as always, my friend! Hugs! :)