Tuesday, September 11, 2018

RetroRubber 95 Out of the Box Baby Card

Hi everyone!  If you're on the east coast of the US, I hope you are staying safe and dry....we have had so much rain and more is on the way!!!  I feel waterlogged!  Anyway, it's time for our latest RetroRubber challenge!  Here we go:

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Let the photo inspire doesn't have to be school-themed, as you will see from my card!  You can let the colors or subject inspire you in any way you like!  The wife of one of John's co-workers at his part-time job just had a baby, and she is a teacher, so I thought an apple-inspired card would be fun!  I have used the Inspire.Create sketch for this week to kick-start my creativity:

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And here is my creation:

I have had this Papertrey paper forever, not sure why I have been hoarding it!  Aren't those colors fun?!  Anyway, it made a great background for my Poppy Parade apple.  To create the apple, I diecut an oval from some older SU Poppy Parade DSP, then trimmed the top of it to resemble the apple.  I sponged around the edges to give it depth, then diecut a leaf, folded it in half and put it through my crimper--now there's a retro tool as well!  The sentiments are both from a retired SU set from 2008 called Nursery Necessities:

I mounted it on a Early Espresso card and it was done!  I hope you'll play along with our RetroRubber challenge this week...remember, the stamps have to be at least one year old and you must tell us their approximate age!  Hope to see you in the gallery!

Miss Silly:

Trust me, no one will be wearing sunglasses any time soon around here...upside down or otherwise!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Lisa Elton said...

I like your out of the box approach to this cue baby card! Congrats to the new mama! No sunglasses around here either, it's soggy ~ ugh...

Karen in Florida said...

I love your card! The paper would be great for a teacher/school card!!
I wish I had that paper.
I DO have Nursery Necessities and a crimping tool tho'. hahaha!
BTW...your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

*Vicki* said...

Really fun card LeAnne!! I just love your apple papers and colors!! :)

Debbie Mageed said...

Wonderful card, LeAnne! I knew there would be a good story behind the apple baby card and there is! LOL Hoping the rest of your week will be dry! We have sun and warmer temps and will try sending them your way!

Claire Grantham said...

LeAnne, I LOVE your card, such a unique baby card and a great way to use the theme. I pinned it. I'll be CASEing you at some point. The weather is blah here in NYC, since I returned from vacay. Clairex

Denita Wright-Smee said...

A fun and colourful baby creation, LeAnne. I love the leaf! Thankyou for joining in with the Inspire.Create.Stamping Sketch Challenge. D x

Karen Farquhar said...

Very cute card LeAnne. reminds me of my patchwork days. Thank you for playing along with the Inspire.Create Stamping Sketch Challenge

Kampin' Karen said...

Well, now...I see that I never commented on this but thought I did. I'll comment now...I LOVE this DSP :-)