Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paper Players 223


Happy Sunday, peeps!  Wow, what a busy week I just went through!  I am so happy to see Sunday!  My upline Pennie had a meeting for some of her downline at my church yesterday, and we had such a nice time!  It’s always fun to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones!

Today it is my turn to be hostess for the Paper Players, and I have a sketch for you:

I have one last Thanksgiving card for you using this sketch, and I have to chuckle; this is in the mail already to my sister in South Carolina, and she happened to be sitting right next to me as I was typing this up, but she was on her iPad and not paying a bit of attention to me, so it will be a surprise to her when she goes home today and finds it in her mailbox!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 223 Give Thanks Thanksgiving Stampin Up

As I look at my photo, the Very Vanilla circle looks almost stark white, but it really matches quite nicely IRL!  My card base is Very Vanilla, and I added a Crumb Cake panel stamped with the retired Linen background stamp; the plaid is some retired DSP from a couple of autumns ago.  The sentiment is from last month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!   The turkey is a single stamp (also retired; I think it’s called GIve Thanks) that I stamped in Early Espresso and matted on an EE scallop:


I added a burlap ribbon layered with two EE ribbons, and on top, an acorn that I painted with acrylic paints:


On the inside, the turkey makes an appearance again, this time stamped in Crumb Cake, with a retired sentiment from Holiday Best stamped on top.


I hope you’ll find some inspiration with my sketch this week, and be sure to share your creation with us at the Paper Players!  Check out what the other designers did as well!

I didn’t really get many photos from our meeting, but here is one of me and my little downline:


My friend Joan; me; my downline Laura; her downline Dawn; and my downline Jen.  We had a lot of fun, learned lots of stuff and went home with lots of goodies!

And just so you don’t miss her too much, here’s Miss Cassidy at a local mall:


Enjoy your day!


Kara said...

love that little acorn! Do you have a relative that works in a jersey hs?

Claire Creates Cards said...

LeAnne, I adore this card! The burlap background is fantastic! Your little acorn is the perfect touch!
Love seeing your beautiful smile! Great picture! XX

Yapha said...

I love this card! That linen background is perfect. Thanks for a fabulous sketch!

laurie said...

You are sneaky! I think she will love it. I like how you pinked the top of the pumpkin pie piece..adds such a nice touch of texture towards the top. At least I think that's what you did!?

I need to get out some sure have been cute cards with it!

Bonnie said...

Love the textures of the fabrics and that beautiful turkey!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card! Your sister is going to be so surprised. ;) Love the textures!

Darlene Gabriel said...

I'm so happy to hear about the fun you had yesterday. I'm glad you were able to end your very busy week with some fun and connecting with friends.
That's funny about your sister not paying attention to what you were doing. She will love her beautiful card from you. The plaid paper is beautiful. Love the burlap and acorn (wonderful painting). Cute turkey image.
It's so good to see Cassidy again too.

lisa808 said...

The burlap, acorn, and gingham DSP are perfect for a Thanksgiving card. I like the fair turkey and bold sentiment on the inside.

Oh my, Cassidy sure is growing up fast.

Lisa said...

The gingham makes this such a cozy card and your sister will love it! Wait till she reads your post LOL!! Cute photo of Cassidy today. We got to see Penelope this afternoon...I could just squeeze her she's so sweet!!!

stampwithsandy said...

First of all what an awesome sketch, LeAnne! I liked it so much that I used it twice! Your country style Thanksgiving card is adorable, and I could shoot myself for selling that turkey stamp. Perhaps I'll find it again on ebay, LOL!

Joanne James said...

LOVE this sketch this week and love your personal take on it! Your card inspired me to put together a thanksgiving card for later this week, even though we don't celebrate it here in the UK! Such a great card - the burlap and little painted acorn are just the most adorable finishing touch!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne and look how big Cassidy is getting!!

Kim S said...

That turkey is so charming. The embellishment is just right - wonderfully rustic, great detail - yet doesn't distract from the turkey.

Nance Leedy said...

Such a sweet little card, LeAnne! All the elements work perfectly together and add to the homespun feel. Love the texture from the burlap and the background stamp! Glad you had a good time in your meeting!!

Ann Schach said...

A perfect Thanksgiving card, LeAnne! And what a cute turkey! Cassidy is as adorable as ever! I never get tired of her smile!

Andrea W said...

Fantastic card LeAnne! I love the texture in the burlap ribbon detail and your painted acorn accents it beautifully. Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with your family.

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love all of the texture of your card and yet, you managed to keep it so clean. The background, the acorn, the patterned paper and the burlap all work together beautifully.
gorgeous card