Sunday, July 29, 2018

PP403 A Little Hug

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Hope you weekend is going well so far!  Claire is our hostess with the mostest this week at the Paper Players and she's given us a sketch to work with:

I have been making mostly CAS cards lately, so it was nice to look through my humongous stash of papers to find some to play with!  I haven't done a vintage-style card for a while, so I pulled out some papers that had subtle colors to make a card for a couple in our church; perhaps I should have made it a bit brighter, but hopefully they'll enjoy it.  They both have health issues and I know they could use a paper hug!


The papers were all from a stash my friend Teri gave me, so I don't know who makes them!!  The stamp is from Hero Arts (CL758); I did a bit of paper piecing and shading of the banner:

and sponged and grunged all the layers with some Crumb Cake inks.  The green layer, as well as the Crumb Cake card base, was also stamped with an image from Gallery Grunge, and the green layer was also embossed with the Subtle EF.  On the inside, I added a Bible verse from Papertrey, stamped in Soft Suede:

The design team has a plethora of cool creations made with Claire's sketch; I hope you'll check them out and share your own with us as well!  Hope to see you at the Players!

While we were on vacation, we spent a lot of time in the town of Lewes, Delaware (pronounced "Lewis"); it's the same town where Dana and Wayne got married last September.  We like to go to the beach there; it's actually a bay where we go and we can see the Cape May-Lewes ferry coming and going!  

John likes to fish and look at the boats going out:

While my thing is to sit on the beach and read:

There are treasures to be found on the beach, too; this is a horseshoe crab and a little seagull feather...not many good shells on the bay side, though:

And one morning the yacht club had sailing lessons and all the kids brought out the Sunfish sailboats:

I'll share some more later!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Sharon said...

Beautiful card! I’m sure your friends loved it. The beautiful paper is from Echo Park called this & that girl and is some of my most favovorite paper from them. TFS. Ps lucky you to see a horse shoe crab!

barb hendrickson said...

I know your friends will be blessed by your beautiful and heartfelt card, LeAnn. I loved the inside sentiment, but I don't think Papertrey carries it anymore. It's such a wonderful verse!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is such a beautiful card! I know your friends will cherish it. The papers are so soothing and the sentiment is fabulous! The inside is so uplifting, too! You certainly rocked my sketch! Your vacation looks amazing! Love the beach and all these wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing! Have a fantastic week! XX

Dawn Tidd said...

Your card is adorable! Your papers are perfect together and I love the sentiments! I'd be joining you on the beach with a book. :)

Lisa Elton said...

I like what you've done with the sketch and the papers yo've used! This is a lovely card LeAnne. Looks like a great vacation and a nice place to relax!

Linda Callahan said...

You do vintage perfectly! Love this! And yep......beach chair and a good book works for me too! Love your boat picture!

ElizStewart said...

LeAnne... your vacation looks so relaxing! I am like John... I like to sit in the backyard and just watch the boats come and go! Your card is lovely this week... the sentiment is just wonderful!

Jan Clothier said...

I don't know how you keep doing it... I thought the card you did at RR was perfect and then there's this one... perfecter. :-)

laurie said...

I love the vintage look to your card, and the beautiful sentiment. Looks like you had a fun beach vacation!

Have a great day!

Annie A. said...

Your card is beautiful and I'm sure they loved their paper hug! I really like the vintage look but have rarely made any...yours is inspiring! Looks like your vacation was relaxing with great weather! Hugs, Annie

stampwithsandy said...

What a fabulous sentiment and I love the patterned paper! So perfect together!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

You do vintage so well LeAnne - this paper combo is gorgeous. What a wonderfully uplifting sentiment too, I'm sure your church friends will appreciate it. Great holiday pics too - nothing nicer than a good book on holiday, one of life's guilty pleasures!