Sunday, March 10, 2019

PP432 Colors of the Rainbow

Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday! Did you remember to set your clocks ahead?  We do ours on Saturday afternoon so that we don't feel it so much the next morning, LOL!   

Claire is our Paper Players hostess this week with a theme I don't think we've ever had!  Check it out:

Oh, I had so many ideas and so little I pulled out my (retired) small butterfly punch and some scraps and went to work:

This was such a fun, easy card to put together...quick as can be!  The colors I used (and I promise that is not a black butterfly up there, LOL!) were Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Pacific Point, Blackberry Bliss and Highland Heather. I mounted them all on a Whisper White panel that was embossed with the Falling Petals EF, then added a sentiment from Colorful Seasons:


Just to add a little definition, I put a panel of Balmy Blue behind my embossed panel!  And here is a closer picture of that Blackberry Bliss butterfly:

A few pearls finished it off!  I left the inside blank, because it's nice to have a generic card to send on the spur of the moment!

Be sure to check out what the DT created this week, and welcome Windy Ellard to the lineup...her creations are always amazing!  Can't wait to see what you create!

No photos of Cassidy this week, but I wanted to share a couple crafty things I did last weekend; I saw this little totebag on Pinterest and couldn't wait to try it out:

It's made from a Pioneer Woman placemat (Walmart) and the directions can be found HERE.  She has several different styles all made from placemats!  I will say that the basic premise is simple, but getting that zipper in was a bit of a challenge.  It's hard to see, but once I finally finished it, I added a Princess phone keychain I found several years ago while cleaning out my cousin's estate:

Now I just need to use it!  My second craft was a stencilled disk from Chalk Couture.  My sweet friend Joan sent me a sample to play with....I might be hooked!  I just need to figure out what I want to create next!!  It's really cool and fun to do!  You can look at her blog HERE.  

That's it for today...enjoy it and be blessed!


Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I love your card!!!!!!! I have that punch and I will be casing this beauty! It will certainly bring a smile to the recipient! I LOL about the black butterfly! Thank you for making my challenge shine! That new tote is awesome! So Spring like! YOU are sooo talented! I can't sew! And you MY friend are a "GOOD EGG"! Have a great week! XX

Kampin' Karen said...

Neat card! Zippers are a pain!! Thanks for all you shared today. I have some sites to visit after church!!!

laurie said...

Your rainbow butterflies were a fun idea...really cute LeAnne! I love that bag too...if only I could sew. I once made a pretty nifty smock in Home Ec though! Thats about the extent of my sewing....LOL!

Dawn Tidd said...

That rainbow line-up of butterflies is so cute! It really "pops" on the white background and looks great with the hearts EF! Love it and I love that pouch. I thought you quilted it! ;)

Lisa Elton said...

I have to admit, I did think it was a black butterfly!! This is cute and very happy. Your tote bag turned out great, what cute placemats and I like your little egg project too. You are multitalented my friend!!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love your rainbow of butterflies LeAnne - sometimes simple is best! - and that tote is tote-ally awesome - you really are a woman of many talents!

Windy Ellard said...

Love your colorful butterflies on the heart textured background. They are so perfectly placed! Thank you for the warm welcome as a guest designer. I am excited to design alongside you!

Ann Schach said...

What a perfect clean and simple rainbow card, LeAnne! I love the single pearl in the middles of the butterflies. AND I really LOVE the little purse/pouch bag you made. I wish I know how to sew in a zipper...

Anne Marie Hile said...

I love everything about your card, LeAnne! So cheery and fun and the embossed hearts are the perfect touch. Love it! That bag is gorgeous, too! You need an Etsy store to start selling them, in all of your spare time. LOL! Seriously though, SO pretty!