Sunday, September 3, 2017

Paper Players 360 - Back to School

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Thank you to all who commented on my shingles dilemma....I am still in the throes of it, but faring well.  The most frustrating part is that the worst areas are on my right hand, and of course, I am right-handed!  I can still do most things, but I do have to ask John to open things for me because I just can't grasp enough to do that!  But I am managing the rest of it okay!  

Today Claire has our Paper Players challenge, and it's always a fun one!  I am sure you can come up with some sweet ideas....I like the scrabble tiles Nance used for our inspiration photo--that would be a cool theme!

If you're like me, you take lots of photos and they sit on your phone or in your photo program and nothing ever gets done with them! So I printed out a small one from the first day of school, and I made a little photo frame for Dana to sit on her desk.  So here we go:

The chalkboard portion is made from some retired SU chalk paper from a couple years back; the wooden "frame" is from the Wood Textures DSP stack; these cute little puffy embellishments I have had forever and were perfect for the theme; and the vertical Wild Wasabi piece was embossed with a cute little Darice ruler folder:

The sentiments are from a really "vintage" Cornish Heritage Farms set, I believe it was from around 2007 or 2008, called Making the Grade, stamped in white craft ink:

And I mounted the whole shebang on a piece of cardboard backing from a pack of DSP, and I cut an easel using a Tim Holtz Small Easel die:

For my layout, I used the Freshly Made Sketches sketch #303, and since my stamps were from 2008, I am entering this at the Retro Rubber Challenge #70!


I hope you'll play along with us this week and share your creations at the Paper Players blog!  We can't wait to see them!  And be sure to check out the designers' creations as well!

Speaking of back to school, one morning while waiting for the bus, Cassidy found a slug on a piece of fungus growing on the back of one of our pine trees, so everybody had to look at it, even little Jackie:

They even found a baby one!  Despite it's "slug-ness", it is kinda cute!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Making the Grade (Cornish Heritage Farms ret)
Card stock & Papers     Wood Textures DSP, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Chalkboard (ret), cardboard
 Ink Craft White, Wild Wasabi
Accessories Back to School Puffies (Ki)
Tools     Big Shot, School 3 Pack EF (Darice), Corner Rounder Punch (ret), Small Easel Die (Tim Holtz), sponge dauber


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a lovely keepsake LAnne! Too few of us print off our photos these days and your project today shows just why we should. Love the ruler and cute felt embellishments - they bring the theme of your frame together beautifully and show off that lovely photo of Cassidy perfectly. Great take on the sketch too - this one had me foxed! Have a great day xx

gabriella said...

Great project

Linda Callahan said...

I love everything about this! You have a fabulous stash of goodies at your house! Get better soon!!!

jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love that you were able to find some wonderful treasures in your stash to create this. They all come together so beautifully and those little puffy elements are the perfect finishing touch. What a great photo of Cassidy, too.
Now... Shingles.... oh, man! Get better soon, my friend and rest.

laurie said...

Another WOW teammates out did themselves with this challenge! From blog to blog...what awesome ideas I'm seeing. This is SO adorable!

Not too excited about the! I can imagine how the kids enjoyed it though! I could tell some stories about what kids brought for show and tell when I was working in Kindergarten. I do miss those days!

So sorry about the dreaded shingles. My son had them a few years ago..he's a pharmacist and insisted I get the vaccination. I'm not sure that is fool proof, but I'm hoping! It is not a fun thing I can see. Hope you get better fast!!!

Have a great week!

Jen Mitchell said...

What a fantastic back to school theme! I'm always a little in awe of the things you dig up for your cards. How you can keep track of supplies you've got from years ago is so impressive! :)

Heather Cooper said...

What a great keepsake for Cassidy! My grown girls still like to look back in their scrapbooks! The puffy accents and the slate easel are awesome! I hope those shingles heal quickly! The right hand would be the worst place for a right-handed papercrafter to get them, too!

Frenchie said...

Omg , 2nd grade , where did the time gooooooooo, she's so BEAUITFUL, thank you for sharing her all these years , we really enjoyed seeing her grow , thanks again , hugs and more HIGS ,

Jan Clothier said...

SO lovely LeAnne! I thought at first you'd done a scrapbooking page but the frame is an awesome idea! That chalkboard paper is amazing and it is just a perfect back-to-school gift. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge - and great work on PP DT too! I hope you're back on your feet soon.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Shingles are the worst!!!! Hope you're not in too much pain and on the mend soon. x Your frame is just gorgeous and one that Dana will cherish with it's gorgeous embellies and sweet photo of your granddaughter!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I love this precious school picture frame! I know your daughter was thrilled to receive it! The woodgrain is perfect for the background and those puffy school items are fantastic! Don't you just love it when you find something like that in your stash! Love the white lettering, too! Cassidy is a doll Hope she loves her new teacher and 2nd grade! Sure hope you are feeling much better! Lots of prayers! XX

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, what a terrific project, LeAnne! Love the chalkboard paper and the adorable embellishments, but of course Miss Cassidy steals the show! As for the slug... sorry, not so cute lol!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Oh LeAnne, Cassidy is just so beautiful, what a perfect, amazing card to celebrate her back to school to the second grade!!! Time surely is flying!!
Love everything about this card, all the texture and amazing design.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come back to play next time.
Maria Rodriguez.

Annie S. said...

Hi LeAnne! What a wonderful project! Of course your Cassidy steals the show but the rest of the project is adorable too! Hope your recovery is speedy :) said...

Oh this is wonderful! Cassidy is gorgeous and I love the puffy embellishments!

Christine Traversa said...

Such a special project! A keepsake! Cornish Heritage Farms, I had some of their sets. Great stuff! Thanks so much for submitting your special project to the RR challenge!❤️

creative lady said...

Wow, I love your project! Congrats on your daughter going to the second grade. She will have something to cherish forever. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber.

Katy McGloin said...

A piece of home decor to cherish!! Love the colors, texture and, of course, the photo opportunity!! We love the creativity that you share with Retro Rubber!!!

Neva Cole said...

What a sweet project for your little 2nd grader! She will love it now and when she is older. That is a teeny tiny slug. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!