Sunday, December 7, 2014

Sparkling for the Paper Players 225


Happy Sunday, peeps!  I apologize for being MIA….my annual Christmas sore throat/allergies/miserable cold has arrived, leaving me with no desire to stamp, let alone do all the other things I should be doing for the holidays!  But I persevered, because this is the last Paper Players challenge of the year!  It will last for two weeks, so you’ll have lots of time to play, though!  It’s also the last challenge for our amazing guest designers as well….it was truly a pleasure to work with each and every one of them!  We’ll have some new surprises come the new year….so be sure to stay tuned!

Our last challenge for 2014 is “Black Tie”!!!  We want to see any holiday projects are are “fancy”!  Pull out all the stops for your projects!!!  I do have several photos for my project(s), so bear with me!

When I think of “fancy”, I always think of glitter and sparkle!  The sketch at As You See It fit my starry, sparkly theme  perfectly!  Here’s the sketch:


And here’s my card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 225 Starry Sparkly Christmas

SU’s glimmer papers are fabulous for these kinds of projects….easy to cut and no glitter mess!  I used the new Dazzling Diamonds and Silver papers here, but I wanted some color as well, so using an adhesive sheet and some Pacific Point cardstock, I cut a circle and adhered some dark blue Martha Stewart glitter to it….it really packs a punch!  I added a smaller star with some pale blue glitter, then added a sentiment from a retired Cornish Heritage Farms set called Christmas Expressions.  I added some soft stars sponged in Soft Sky using the Stars Decorative Mask from SU, as well as a few Silver Encore speckles:


I did the same for the sentiment on the inside:


Since the Just Us Girls challenge this week is “Sparkle”, I am submitting this for their challenge as well!

And while I had my glimmer paper out, I decided to make a few ornaments using the Festive Flurry dies my friend Joan let me borrow (they’re on sale, too!!):

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 225 Glimmer Paper Snowflake Ornaments Stampin Up

I did a gold and dazzling diamonds one (center snowflake is from Taylored Expressions):

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 225 Glimmer Paper Snowflake Ornaments Stampin Up 2

and a smaller silver and dazzling diamonds one as well:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 225 Glimmer Paper Snowflake Ornaments Stampin Up 3

These are easy as pie to make, too!  To make the back look nice, I punched another flurry from either brushed silver or gold cardstock and adhered it to the glimmer flurry, but first I punched a small hole for the hanger to come through.  I found Crystal Effects worked great to glue these together…just put some clip-style clothespins on each point to hold them together while the glue dries….it only takes a minute or so.  These will go on some special packages this year!

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 225 Glimmer Paper Snowflake Ornaments Stampin Up 4

We can’t wait to see what you create this next two weeks!  And be sure to check out the designers’ samples as well…...they will knock your fuzzy socks off!!

Cassidy had a couple days’ worth of Advent calendar to open last week since I didn’t get to see her until Wednesday:




She’s still trying to figure out how the goodies get in the boxes, LOL!


JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love all the sparkle, especially the pretty blue.

Frenchie said...

Awwww grandma how sweet. Boy she sure is growing up
I remember day one !!! Lol !
Not to long ago,
Hugs Frenchie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely sparkly card - can't go wrong with glitter! Thanks for joining in at JUGS~

ps - hope you are feeling better~

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Oh I do love this! All of that gorgeous sparkle and such a beautiful Christmas card design. Cool ornaments and I love the pics of your granddaughter. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Yapha Mason said...

Oh, LeAnne, that blue glimmer paper is amazing! Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for including me as a guest designer -- I loved it!

Linda said...

OH that Advent calendar is amazing! did you make it.
I love the snow flakes and the beautiful card. Is all the glitter paper SU? I love their glitter paper. Very pretty!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, your card is so elegant! The sentiments inside and outside are so meaningful! I love the blue! The ornaments you created are gorgeous! I have enjoyed working with you on the PP!!!! Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity! XX

Bonnie said...

Love all the sparkle, LeAnne! I haven't seen our boys in over a week. Really miss them!

Ina G said...

Gorgeous card with all the sparkle different coloured stars and sizes. Thanks for sharing with us at Just us Girls.

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Wow, these are glitter-tastic! I'm not sure that's a word, but I think you know what I mean! I hope you can kick that cold soon. There's nothing worse than being under the weather at this time of year. :(

Marybeth said...

Love your fancy card LeAnne! Love the blue glitter! Oh my gosh I love all the bling ornaments you made.
A little break for you but I know you missed your little doll.

Lisa Elton said...

Fancy and sparkly for sure!! The snowflake ornaments are beautiful. Looking forward to Penelope getting old enough for advent fun! Love Cassidy's look of delight over her goodies, so cute! Hope you're feeling better soon ;)

stampwithsandy said...

Love your fancy, glittery blue card, and I can imagine the sparkles all over your face and clothes, LeAnne! Your tree decorations are beautiful too, but wait... Did I miss the post for your advent calender? It looks AMAZING!

laurie said...

Your card sparkles and shines..very fancy! I love the colors too. Sorry you are not feeling well..get better soon!

Nancy said...

First of need to get better for the I sure hope that happens soon. Secondly, love the blue on your sparkly card! Last, always enjoy seeing photos of Cassidy too..when I stop by from time to time. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, so hope you are feeling better, my friend!
I love this card. What a great way to combine the sketch with the theme. I love the circles and the stars and the way they are both sparkly and matt. Fabulous

Nance Leedy said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! I love all the shades of blue especially the bright one! So perfect for the sentiment and most definitely FANCY. I hope you are feeling better...can't be sick for the holidays!

Darlene Gabriel said...

LeAnne this card and the ornaments are gorgeous!! Love the glimmer paper.
Such a wonderful advent calendar - I can see why Cassidy loves it.
I pray that you continue to feel better and get back to normal quickly.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a gorgeous card LeAnne - love the glitz and glamour of it, especially that blue glittered circle behind the shimmering star - fab! I love the whole design and composition of this card. I so hope you're feeling better - you need to be fighting fit for the holidays! Hugs xx

Amanda said...

Look at all that shine! Wow! Love that you fussy cut around the words on the sentiment on the flag - just great! Thanks for playing with us at AYSI this week and hope you start feeling better!

Heather Cooper said...

Wow, LeAnne, those blues and silvers are just gorgeous! And I love how you used the Star Mask! Thanks for your lovely contribution to As You See It Challenges this week.

Unknown said...

Too much of a good thing is a good thing - this applies to glitter! Love the contrast in texture between the "crunchy" glittered stars and the soft sponged stars in the background! Your sentiment treatment is lovely too - love that hand-cut detail! Thanks for playing with the As You See It Challenge this week!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, LeAnne! I LOVE the blue glitter! WOW!

Andrea W said...

Your card is beautiful LeAnne! The pop of blue really pulled in my eye and I love the masked stars. I've had so much fun creating with you and the team at The Paper Players. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!