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Sunday, March 3, 2019

PP431 Spring Fever


Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday to you!  Anne Marie is our Paper Players hostess today and she has a fun spring-themed challenge:


It's decidedly un-spring-like here this weekend...we have had snow, sleet, rain and now more snow predicted for this afternoon!  March is definitely coming in like a lion!  But we can have any season we want on our crafting creations, right?!  So here is my springy creation for this week:


Spring to me means Easter, cute little bunny images and some pretty spring colors!  I used this delightful sketch from Narelle at Freshly Made Sketches:

I just love this little bunny from a long-ago set called Hello Spring, but he was facing the wrong way, so I decided to try my hand at the "reflection" technique using my SU Silicone Mat.  I had found a really good tutorial (but can't put my finger on it now....I'll work on that....) but there are good ones on the internet, so feel free to look it up!  Anyway, I stamped my bunny, cut him out and colored him with some blends, then added some retired SAB DSP from a few years back, a sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, a few sequins, and some foliage from Jar of Love:


I cut out my mat with a Wonky Stitched die from My Favorite Things, then mounted it on a Soft Sky card base...I am still lamenting the retirement of Soft Sky, so this will go to a SPECIAL person for sure, LOL!  

I hope you'll play along with our challenge this week....everyone can use some spring in their day, or their step, or wherever!!!  Check out what the Paper Players design team did as well!

Here's what we've been doing this March:




Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Itty Bitty Greetings, Jar of Love, Hello Spring (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Soft Sky (ret), Sahara Sand, DSP (I forget the name!)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Silicone Mat, Stamparatus, SU Blends, Banner Dies (Nestabilities), Wonky Stitched Die (My Favorite Things)

17 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Oh my this is adorable! I kept all of my Soft Sky as well....love that color! We still have lots and lots of snow as well! I am ready for the melting to start!

Bonnie said...

This makes such a pretty spring card, LeAnne! Love the soft colors and the little bunny! Glad to see Cassidy enjoying the snow.

Wendy said...

What a super sweet spring card, LeAnne! I remember that bunny and love that you used the refection technique on him. That DSP is also very pretty and just the perfect thing to use to create spring in your craft room! I must remember to use your way of thinking today when I head down to craft this afternoon. I know it's to snow but will be thinking spring the entire time! TFS and have a happy day! :)

Lorraine said...

I love everything about this card. The colors, the layout, the little bunny. Perfection.

laurie said...

This is so cute! That bunny is adorable!

Nora Noll said...

This is adorable!! I LOVE that little bunny and your pretty colors that you used. It is going to be VERY unspring like tonight CT. We are scheduled for a huge snowstorm!! I want some warmth!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I remember this bunny! He's an oldie but goodie!
You have sooooo many stamps, LeAnne....but then so do I. LOL I always enjoy seeing what you're pulling out of the archives.

Can you believe we're in for more snow tonight and tomorrow? Crazy!

Denise Willerton said...

fantastic card LeAnne .. I love it, that sketch is wonderful!!! hope I get a chance to play along! have a blessed day! xo

Lisa Elton said...

You've captured the sketch perfectly with this darling card! Love the colors and that sweet little bunny. Love Cassidy's rosy cheeks too ;)

Dawn Tidd said...

This is such a sweet card! I love that little bunny and all the layers you have with him are perfect! I hope you guys thaw out soon but it looks like Cassidy is having fun!

Karren said...

Super-cute card! That wee bunny is adorable and the patterned papers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely lovely ... the stamping of the branches is perfection.

Claire Grantham said...

LeAnne, love your card, great use of both themes and I really love your colour combo of tan, orange and blue, works so well. I am glad that Cassidy is enjoying the snow. I dislike snow A LOT!! Cx

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love this fresh little spring creation LeAnne - I love those papers and hoarded some too! Another tip for using the reflection technique and your silicon mat - if you use your Stamparatus, the results are even sharper if you stamp on both sides as the exact outline is imprinted (does that make sense?!)

Ann Schach said...

Wow! Not only is your card adorable, LeAnne, it is SO perfect in every way. This is a great layout to use with this image. I love the way you used these papers! An awesome card!!!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is perfect! I love the sweet little bunny and the layout of your card! Congrats on your win at FMS, too! Cassidy looks like she is having fun! XX

Anne Marie Hile said...

LeAnne, you already know I love your cards but this has to be one of my most favorite cards you have ever made. So adorable and I just love how you stacked up all of the elements. SO pretty! The stitched border is the perfect touch. I love it!