Sunday, September 13, 2020

PP508 Fall Paper Hug

Hi stampers!  Hope your weekend is going along smoothly!  It's time for another Paper Players challenge with Anne Marie as our hostess, and she has a color palette for us: 

Lots of beautiful fall colors!  I did struggle a wee bit with this one, but in the end, I think I managed to pull it off!  I had this large gold foil diecut piece on my desks for DAYS...just sort of pushing it around, wondering what to do with it.  I finally decided, since the challenge asks for glitter or foil, to use it as a background piece on my card today!  Here we go:

Most of the pieces from the die stayed intact, so I left them as they were, only pushing out "matching" ones along the outer edges!  I stamped some images from Comfort and Hope and Positive Thoughts as a background on a Very Vanilla card base, then stamped some Cajun Craze flowers from All Things Fabulous:

I added a sentiment from Comfort and Hope as well, and tied a one-hole bow with some retired Blackberry Bliss twine; the one-hole bow keeps it in place and it doesn't slide around!  You can't see it here, but the flowers are glittered with some Wink of Stella, and there are also a few rhinestones placed around as well!  I love these fall colors together, and I hope you will too!  Be sure to check out what the DT created at the Paper Players blog, and share you creations with us as well!  Thanks for popping in today!

My niece and her husband had a fish fry yesterday with lots of family and friends.  Cassidy absolutely would not stand still to let me take her picture, so I took some of my niece's piglets:

They get the piglets from a local Amish farmer; they are the runts of the litters, so he doesn't want them!  They were so cute!  My niece and her hubby also raise chickens and goats while working full-time jobs!  

Thanks for popping in today---enjoy it and be blessed!  My friend Cheryl told me that yesterday was Encouragement Day and gave me this verse, which is one of my favorites:

"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."  
1 Thessalonians 5:11

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Positive Thoughts, Comfort and Hope, All Things Fabulous, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss
Accessories Thick Twine (ret), Pretty Peacock Rhinestones (ret), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Fabulous Florals Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Wink of Stella


I Card Everyone said...

Just a gorgeous bouquet, LeAnne! There are my favorite ferns again!and thanks for the shot of piggy tails!

Kampin' Karen said...

Love your card, the tutorial and the piggies! You are a blessing, LeAnne!

Bonnie said...

Love that die cut, LeAnne! Popping out a few of the pieces adds extra interest! A wonderful fall card!

laurie said...

Love the florals and how you added the's beautiful!! Such cute lil pigs too!!

Jan Clothier said...

LOVE this card, LeAnne! It's just my cup of tea with the pretty layers and background stamping, as well as the one-corner layout. Just brilliant!

Lisa Elton said...

I like the elegance the gold adds to your lovely card! Cute little piggies!

Beth Kochheiser said...

I love your card,LeAnne. And I may take your idea about the die cut and use it!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love this set LeAnne and it looks fabulous in this week's colours. Great job on the intact diecut too!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is gorgeous!!!! I love the beautiful bouquet and how you stamped the background to add more dimension!!!!! The twine, the rhinestones and the gold foil are so pretty to complete this fabulous card! SMILE! Those little piggies are just so darn cute! Have a great rest of the week, My Friend!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

What a beautiful card, LeAnne! Love the stamped branches behind the popped up images. And getting to use an "extra piece" that was just laying around?? Bonus! :)

Stef Perry said...

LeAnne, what a beautiful card! While you may have struggled with these colors initially, one would never know with this beauty. The gold die cut piece is the perfect way to ground the die cut flowers,twine and sentiment! Love this to bits!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, LeAnne!Your card is gorgeous! I love the way you stamped the flowers/leaves behind the popped up blossoms. The gold die cut, with only a few pieces pushed out is so rich looking. Fabulous details!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous card, LeAnne! I love the way you showcased the challenge colors and the pop of gold adds so much elegant detail. That sweet sentiment just makes me smile, too. Speaking of smiles, those little piggies are adorable. Love the photos!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, this is just gorgeous. I love the layering behind the focal image - so much wonderful texture. Gorgeous use of the colors this week and all that white space makes my CAS loving heart so happy.

Allisa said...

Such a great card, love the mix of foliage. I am totally loving the piglets! I used to show Yorkshire pigs as a kid!

Kim S said...

You totally made these colors work - this is stunning!!