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Sunday, August 4, 2019

PP453 Back to School



Hi everyone!  It's time for another Paper Players sketch, and Claire is our hostess today!  If any of you know Claire, she used to be a teacher, so this is quite apropos for her as well as this time of the year!!  And I am willing to bet that her students LOVED her--she has the perfect personality to teach those little ones!



I was pretty excited about this challenge too, because it gave me a chance to break out my new set, Check You Out!  It's perfect for the challenge!  I paired it with some school-themed papers from a few years back:



I started with the sketch from Try Stampin On Tuesday:



My bottom mat was some computer paper I stamped with the Writing Notes stamp in Balmy Blue and diecut with a Stitched Shapes square; the other elements were simply stamped in primary colors and fussy-cut:


The sentiment was punched out with a circle punch and backed with a scalloped circle mat.  On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Seaside Notions, which has a really nice variety, the heart from the Check You Out set, and a pencil from It Starts With Art, stamped in Crumb Cake and colored with SU markers:


Cassidy will be nine in a couple of weeks, and will start fourth grade at a new-to-her school closer to home, so I will not be getting her on and off the bus any longer.  Although it's sad for me, because I won't see her as much, I know it will be good for her.  So this will be for her on her first day school; she loves getting mail, and hopefully she'll enjoy opening it!

SO....what will you create for this challenge?  I hope you'll check out all the DT samples on the PP blog, or you can check them out here:


Then share yours with us too!  Thanks for popping in today!

 Last week, Cassidy attended a small science camp at our library put on by Glaxo Smith Kline; I didn't get many pictures, but this particular experiment had the kids mushing up Rice Chex with water in a baggie (representing food in one's stomach):
 

Then putting it into a nylon stocking and squeezing it along the leg, watching what oozed out, (which represented the intestines and how your body gets its nutrients):


Her partner was a boy from karate, so they already knew each other....but it was interesting hearing all the comments, especially from the boys (as you can imagine!).  Next week she will be attending an animal science camp at the University of Delaware, so that should be fun as well!  Can't wait to hear what she has to say about that!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!



20 comments:

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I adore your card this week LeAnne - those bright primary colours really pack a punch and I wished I had gone that way too when I saw this masterpiece - oh, well, next time! Love that background letter paper too - I have a stash so must remember to dig out and use with this set as they look great together. Cassidy looks like she’s enjoying science camp - kids love that kind of ‘getting messy’ activity, don’t they? I’m sure this card is just perfect to wish her luck on her next adventure as she begins a new school.

Wendy said...

WOW, what a fun and colorful card, LeAnne! I love all the different elements that you fussy cut and that fabulous design! The colors are very pretty, too! Great job on this challenge and I bet this card will make Miss Cassidy smile! TFS and have a great day! :)

Kampin' Karen said...

I have to laugh at the expression on Cassidy's face. I have to cry because I won't be seeing as many pics of her. It has been fun watching her grow. Will Lee be going to the same school. She and he seem to be like brother and sister. Your beautifully designed card will give her a great send off. Your fussy cutting always amazes me as does the paper you have in your stash! I'm blessed because you are a blessing.

Vickie said...

So cute...great Back to School card....love the sentiment. That could be used with one’s changes in life. What a really cool science experiment for Cassidy. I love that.

I Card Everyone said...

Darling card, LeAnne! LOve that green alpha paper that starts the whole wonderful collage of fun school images! I can't wait to see them again on Thursday? wink, wink!
Miss C, I would have made that exact same face!
=]

Vicky Hayes said...

What a lovely bright card LeAnne - and perfect with those papers. I have just made the connection that these pics show the Cassidy that I used to see on your blog as a tot. Well, she has certainly grown up! I think she is showing the correct amount of 'yuk' required for this project!

Anne Marie Hile said...

What a fun card, LeAnne! I love your color choices and the mix of patterned paper is perfect. Sounds like Cassidy is having a lot of fun learning new things this summer. That sounds like such a cool experiment! Enjoy your day today! Big hugs!

laurie said...

She will love it! I think those papers are so cute...and how fun to get happy mail!

Lisa Elton said...

That bookworm is a cute little fella! This is adorable LeAnne!

Su Mohr said...

Hi LeeAnne! Wonderful combination of school themed elements. The sentiment is so perfect with those books!It's fun seeing your kiddos!

Carol L said...

THis is such a fun back to school card and Cassidy will feel special because you made it just for her! The outlined letters look so cute with all the other elements, especially the bow-tie wearing worm! Hah! I don't know that I'd have been able to finish that experiment without a grimace or two either! Learning is fun (sometimes) LOL

Heather said...

Eee, I still have some of this paper, too, lol - perfect take on our sketch! I love these busy little bookworms - a great accompaniment to your classroom shots, lol. Look at that face!! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

Windy Ellard said...

Your back to school card is adorable and perfect for that sketch too! I love the colors!

Krafty Kaylin said...

this back to school themed card is just great. and super cute. Thanks for joining us at TSOT!

Ann Schach said...

What a cute card, LeAnne! That little bookworm cracks me up! Aww...you used some of my favorite paper from the past. How perfect for this challenge! Oh my gosh, science camp! What fun for Cassidy!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is just perfect! I love that DSP and all your school items. That little book worm cracks me up! I love the sentiment, too! You certainly rocked my challenge, My Friend!
So happy Cassidy went to Science camp! That is amazing! How FUN! XX

Donna Scholz said...

Super cute back-to-school card, LeAnne!!! Love all the layers and how crisp your images are! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! -Donna

Melanie R said...

Wonderful card! The elements are all nicely balanced and so colorful. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into the science camp and thank you for playing along at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Soozie4Him said...

LeAnne, so good to see you're still an SU demo! I LOVE what you did with this stamp set, which was on my first order from the new catalog! I haven't played with it yet, though. And I had totally forgotten about this DSP - do you have any idea what the name is? What year or catalog would help me find it too. I know I have some!! Cassidy is a year younger than my Elizabeth, and I remember following you and her pics when they were both tiny. Time goes so fast! This year, our oldest grandson starts Kindergarten, and we've enjoyed spending 1 day a week with him while his mom is at work, and we will really miss that! And so will Isaac!

Soozie4Him said...

Oops - forgot my email address:

moot96@aol.com