Sunday, May 10, 2015

Paper Players 244


Happy Sunday and Happy Mother’s Day to all!  I am the hostess at the Paper Players this week and I’ve got a color challenge for you:

I think these colors are sweet enough together to be used for a feminine creation, but they could be used just as well for a masculine creation, and that’s just what I did:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 244 You're My Anchor Stampin Up

I am kind of stuck on Guy Greetings lately…there are so many great masculine images as well as sentiments, and I remembered that I had these cool dies from My Favorite Things (although I believe they are retired) that would work perfectly with the nautical theme I was going for!  They were also perfect for the Match The Sketch sketch this week too:

First, I stamped my sentiment in Lost Lagoon, along with some “rope” from Sea Street in Sahara Sand, and cut it out with a circle die:


stamped the logbook from The Open Sea in Pistachio Pudding, diecut another circle and added an anchor diecut:


and repeated that with the world map image and the wheel diecut:


I added some Candy Dots and Linen thread for rope and mounted them on some stitched circles from Lil’Inkers in Lost Lagoon.  Finally, I stamped the inside:


I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card and I now need to hide it away so DH doesn’t see his own Father’s Day card, LOL!  I hope you’ll play with the Players this week with my color combination!  You can see what the other designers created right here:

John was burning some pallets at the burn barrel on Friday and found a little red toad.  I am so thankful that Cassidy is not afraid of “critters”!  She held it willingly, although at one point, I thought she might squeeze it to death, but she let it go into the yard and then encouraged him to hop into the flower bed!





I can honestly say that in 60 years, I have never seen a red toad!  Upon doing some research, I am pretty sure it was a Fowler’s toad!  And a few minutes later we found a normal toad…not sure what its name was….and he got released down by the creek:


It’s fun to share nature with her!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


  1. What great color and you've used them perfectly! I've never seen a red toad either. Sharing nature with the little ones is really fun. My grandmother always did that with us.

  2. Hi LeeAnne, want to wish you a happy Mother's Day , have a wonderful day !!
    Hugs to our little CASSADDY, love and hugs
    Frenchie ,

  3. great color choice for your lovely card
    Happy Mother's Day

  4. Ahoy matey! I love your card and the fabulous colors you selected this week! The “loopy” twine is the perfect touch. Awesome photos of Cassidy with her new little friend. That is so great that she is so curious about nature. Happy Mother’s Day to you, my friend! Hugs! :)

  5. Fabulous masculine card. Love the color combo.
    Great photos of Cassidy.
    Happy Mother's Day.

  6. Love your take on the sketch- the twine is fabulous! Happy Mother's Day.

  7. What a GREAT card LeAnne! I love the way you wove the twine throughout your design. I've never seen a red toad either...interesting little fella!!

  8. What a fabulous card! You aced this sketch and colour combo! I love it!

  9. You've created a fabulous masculine card with the challenge colors and I love how you've used the sketch! The twine is the perfect touch.

  10. Fabulous card LeAnne! You did a fabulous job combining the colors, stamps and dies!! And the twine winding it's way through the whole thing is brilliant!! Thanks for the fabulous color challenge!!

  11. LeAnne, this is just fantastic! You really rocked these colors and I love that you showed how they could be used for a masculine card. Love the combination of images but my favorite thing about this card is the loopy twine!! It is just perfect and adds such movement. LOVE it! Hope you had a fabulous Mother's Day!

  12. Thank you for your participation in Match-the-Sketch and best of luck in the Challenge! Love, Fanny

  13. Terrific masculine card LeAnne! Thanks for the fun color challenge.

  14. Love, love, love this LeAnne! The sentiment and dies are so awesome for a guy card, plus I like the stitched circles and your very artfully placed twine! I have never seen a red toad either, very cool!

  15. LOVE this! You really rocked the challenge with this one! I have never heard of a red toad...interesting.

  16. This is just gorgeous - how to rock your own challenge LeAnne! I just LOVE how you used this colour palette for the perfect masculine card. I love the die cut shapes and the twine that pulls the whole thing together - way to go, my friend! Oh and cute red toad too!

  17. LeAnne, this is a fabulous color challenge! These colors are amazing together! I love how you used them for a masculine card. My first thought was flowers. LOL! That twine is just perfect to complete this fantastic creation! XX
    Cassidy looks like she is having a blast with her new friend!

  18. Cute card, LeeAnne! I Love anything nautical, and these colors go well for this theme! Great use of the twine!

  19. A great Father's Day card or any occasion! I am so CASEing this one! Your color challenge is really bringing out some wonderful creations!! Also, your toad reminded me of my first white toad that was on our deck last week. Very cool creatures...

    1. Oh my, I have never heard of a white toad either! Nature is amazing! Do you think it was albino?


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